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  • Aphrodite's Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti

    Salmond, A (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Aphrodite's Island is a bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status that has figured so powerfully in European imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of “savages.” In this groundbreaking book, Anne Salmond takes readers to the center of the shared history to furnish rich insights into Tahitian perceptions of the visitors while illuminating the full extent of European fascination with Tahiti. As she discerns the impact and meaning of the European effect on the islands, she demonstrates how, during the early contact period, the mythologies of Europe and Tahiti intersected and became entwined. Drawing on Tahitian oral histories, European manuscripts and artworks, collections of Tahitian artifacts, and illustrated with contemporary sketches, paintings, and engravings from the voyages, Aphrodite's Island provides a vivid account of the Europeans' Tahitian adventures. At the same time, the book's compelling insights into Tahitian life significantly change the way we view the history of this small island during a period when it became a crossroads for Europe.

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  • Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas

    Salmond, A (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspective the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh’s life in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as players. Beginning in 1777, when Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, Salmond charts Bligh’s three Pacific voyages—and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe. She sheds new insight into the mutiny aboard the Bounty—and on Bligh’s remarkable 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boat—through revelations from the raw, unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh for the first time, as an important ethnographer adding to the paradoxical legacy of this famed seaman, and it captures more definitively than ever the excitement, drama, and terror of these events.

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  • Customer Engagement: Contemporary Issues and Challenges

    (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    How customers and consumer behavior have been changing due to technology and other forces is of prime interest. This book addresses the central questions regarding new emerging consumer behavior; how does social media affect this behavior; how and at what points do emotions affect consumer decisions; and what triggers this is: How should engagement be conceptualized, defined and measured? How do social media and other marketing activities create engagement? The book draws on the rich, extensive knowledge of the authors who are pioneers in the field. The book's editors have identified the weakness in the current knowledge and aim to address this gap by touching on significant conceptual and empirical contributions to this emerging literature stream, providing readers with a comprehensive contemporary perspective of customer engagement. The book also endeavors to develop a richer narrative around the notion of social media and customer engagement, and the non-monetary notion of social media within new media-based social networks.

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  • Edilizia scolastica. Riqualificazione energetica e ambientale. Metodologie operative, requisiti, strategie ed esempi per gli interventi sul patrimonio esistente

    Boarin, Paola (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Italian existing school building stock presents significant issues related to resources consumption, to the indoor environmental quality, the conditions of use and safety and, not least, to the management by the entitled Entities. Unfortunately, even though they represent a significant asset within the public building stock, they are rarely involved in broad investment projects of national interest. In such a scenario, the publication offers a clear strategy for the definition of effective retrofit actions towards the existing school buildings deep renovation, based on the physical environment upgrading and on the optimization in the use of resources in order to contribute to the enhancement of the overall building quality, to the improvement of occupants' comfort and to a more effective economic resources management by local Authorities. The joint intent of the simultaneous achievement of energy efficiency and environmental quality objectives can be also an effective vehicle for the dissemination of sustainability principles and the promotion of a new awareness in the energy use.

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  • Mary McIntyre, painter

    Woodward, Robin (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bookended by tributes to the artist by Hamish Keith and TJ McNamara, my text on Mary McIntyre’s painting is the first comprehensive account of her work. An artist whose oeuvre spans seven decades and who has been painting since the 1950s, McIntyre is a painter who has been sorely neglected in the history of New Zealand art. Her work documents her life – her marital, social and psychological states. Parallel to such narrative works and images of friends and family, McIntyre paints portraits – her work is a visual record of the arts scene in New Zealand during the latter part of the twentieth century. The invitation to document and analyse Mary McIntyre’s place in the history of New Zealand art resulted from a paper I delivered at the Forgotten Peoples Missing Dimensions conference at Waikato University in 1999. Prior to that paper, no more than xxxx articles on McIntyre’s work had been published or presented. Thus my book is entirely the product of primary research – all the material was gleaned from interviews with McIntyre, her family, friends and acquaintances, from which I pieced together this chronological survey of her work. To supplement my art historical analysis I collated a section of Collectors’ Comments to allow for a range of personal perspectives and responses to McIntyre’s works. For this, I personally approached people who had collected McIntyre’s work at various stages of her career, especially in the early years, inviting them to provide a written comment teat outlined their personal response to the artist’s work. I was the sole researcher and writer of this book and I was also involved in all aspects of its production. I sourced the images that accompany the text, organised copyright and arranged the photography of the paintings. The layout of the book is my concept and I worked alongside the designer on the arrangement of the text and the xxx images. The publication of the book led to several collectors and earlier acquaintances of McIntyre’s contacting me – so the research continued. A spin off was the mounting of an exhibition of McIntyre’s work at the Auckland City/ Wallace Arts Trust gallery at the Pah Homestead, Auckland I in xxxx. I provided the wall texts for this exhibition and continue to write on her new work that shows at her Auckland gallery, Whitespace.

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  • No ordinary deal: Unmasking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement

    (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is no ordinary free trade deal - and this book is about much more than 'free trade'. The proposed agreement raises questions about the political future of independent nations, about sovereignty, democracy and indigenous self-determination, and, above all, the people's right to know what governments are doing. The TPPA is billed as an agreement fit for the twenty-first century, but no-one is sure what that means. The US sells the TPPA as the key to jobs and economic recovery (while protecting home markets); New Zealand sees is as a magic bullet to open the US dairy market; Australia hails it as a foundation stone for an APEC-wide free trade agreement. None of these arguments stacks up. Most participant countries are already heavily liberalised and deregulated, with numerous free trade agreements already in place. No-one really believes that US dairy markets will be thrown open to New Zealand or that China, India and Japan will sign onto a treaty they had no role in designing. In No Ordinary Deal, experts from Australia, New Zealand, the US and Chile examine the TPPA negotiations, and set out the costs of making concessions to the US simply to achieve a deal. They argue that obligations under the TPPA will intrude into core areas of government policy - such as financial regulation, pharmaceutical controls, foreign investment, food standards, culture and intellectual property laws. Above all, the proposed agreement locks our countries even deeper into a neoliberal model of global free markets - when even political leaders admit that this has failed.

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  • Stalking Nabokov: Selected Essays

    Boyd, Brian (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Selects 26 of over 100 essays, 1990-2010, on Nabokov’s life, thought, art, science, relations to other writers and traditions, and on individual works. “Not only is anything that Boyd writes about Nabokov significant, but his study of Nabokov is remarkably dynamic. . . . a fascinating story of continual intellectual rediscovery”—Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, Holy Cross. “A real treasure. . . . remarkable . . . —all readers and scholars of Vladimir Nabokov will need this.”—Michael Wood, Princeton. First reviews: “Boyd's graceful style and passionate advocacy achieves the goal of the best literary criticism: it compels us to pick up Nabokov and read, or read again, the work of a master” (Publishers Weekly); “advances a consistent and intriguing reading of Nabokov’s work. . . . a powerful corrective to a prevailing view of Nabokov” (Boston Globe); “ambitious . . . fervent . . . epiphanic” (Martin Amis, TLS); “absolutely fascinating . . . uniquely compelling. . . . This is Boyd at his best” (San Francisco Chronicle).

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  • On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition and Fiction

    Boyd, Brian (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    First comprehensive explanation of art and fiction from first principles. Published by Harvard's prestige sub-imprint. Proposes an evolutionary and cognitive explanation for art, especially fiction; draws on anthropology, art history, biology, economics, history, literary studies, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, religion and sociology; applies the theory to two examples, Homer's "Odyssey" (early in recorded story) and Dr Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who!" (early in children's exposure to story); offers an account of the emergence of purpose in evolution, especially in culture, religion, art and science.

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  • The lab: At the 5th Auckland Triennial, 2013

    Waghorn, Kathy; Davis, Michael; Barrie, Andrew (2014-08-09)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The Lab: at the 5th Auckland Triennial Edited by Kathy Waghorn Designed by Index This publication archives the three-month-long laboratory that inhabited the Auckland Art Gallery during the 5th Auckland Triennial, "If you were to live here..." curated by Hou Hanru. With projects by The University of Auckland, Unitec and AUT University, The Lab was a platform for research, proposition and public debates on local architectural and urban issues. Each of the five projects that inhabited the gallery are represented in the publication, along with an interview with Hou Hanru, an essay by Lab designer Mike Davis, and texts by Kathy Waghorn, Emma Ng, Jade Kake, Monique Redmond and Andrew Barrie. The graphic designers Index operated in The Lab as designers-on-demand; implementing the Triennial Lab signage system, printing event sheets, and manually updating the wall panels. Some of the printed outcomes of this experience are reproduced in the publication as fragments of their documentary role. Each copy of the publication is fitted with a hand screen-printed cover and set of risograph-printed posters. The 5th Auckland Triennial took place from 10 May-11 August, 2013, at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, ARTSPACE, The Film Archive, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Fresh Gallery Otara, George Fraser Gallery, Gus Fisher Gallery, ST PAUL St Gallery and Silo 6, Silo Park. It was organised by the Auckland Art Gallery with support from Triennial partner AUT University, patrons Sue Fisher Art Trust, Chartwell, Auckland Contemporary Art Trust and Patrons of the Triennial, and Creative New Zealand.

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  • Talking Dance: Contemporary Histories from the South China Sea

    Rowe, Nicholas; Buck, Ralph; Shapiro-Phim, T (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The South China Sea has a rich and turbulent history. Today territorial disputes in the region including China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia make it potentially one of the most dangerous points of conflict in Asia and millions of people have crossed its waters in search of safer shores. This new book reveals the ways in which the peoples of the South China Sea region have used dance as a means of contending with the immense political, economic and cultural rifts that have affected their lives. Drawing on the stories of indigenous dancers in southern China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it offers unique insights into the ways in which people have used creative movement as a means of understanding the divisions and alienation that conflict, diaspora and globalization have brought and as a first step towards reclaiming their identities and their worlds.

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  • Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

    Beedle, Alan; Gluckman, Peter; Hanson, MA (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Restauracion ecologica para ecosistemas nativos afectados por incendios forestales

    Fernández, I; Morales, N; Olivares, L; Salvatierra, J; Gomez, M; Montenegro, G (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Selective targeting of apoptotic pathways in follicular lymphoma cells

    Wlodkowic, Donald (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The seminal discovery that the BCL2 gene inhibits cell death rather than promotes cell proliferation gave the foundation for a nowadays widely appreciated theory that impaired tumor cell death is a decisive stage in a multi-step carcinogenesis. Recognition of the central role of mitochondria and Bcl-2 family members in the regulation and propagation of cell demise has, thus, recently uncovered novel targets for selective anti-cancer therapies. In this context, we have for the first time demonstrated monotherapeutic potential of a small molecule Bcl-2 antagonist, HA14-1, against follicular lymphoma (FL) cells with t(14;18) translocation and Bcl-2 overexpression. In agreement with others we have shown that cytotoxicity mediated by a small molecule Bcl-2 inhibitor HA14-1 in FL cells proceeds through rapid (4h) dissipation of the ∆Ψm, generation of ROS and caspase-dependent apoptosis. Moreover, we were first to prove the applicability of combinatorial treatment of HA14-1 and selected conventional chemotherapeutics (dexamethasone and doxorubicin) in FL cells. In the following work we investigated the quantitative relationship between ∆Ψm loss and caspase activation in HA14-1 treated cells. Employing both pharmacological inhibitor studies and novel state-of-the-art multiparametric flow cytometry assays, we revealed that following HA14-1 treatment caspase activation occurs solely as a consequence of mitochondrial breach. Additionally, we provided new evidence that HA14-1-evoked apoptosis appears to be at least partially PT-dependent. We also for the first time addressed the cell cycle specificity of HA14-1 action using multivariate flow cytometry approaches. As the interest in the role of ER and Golgi during induction/execution of apoptosis has been gaining momentum, they simultaneously attract growing appreciation in the development of novel anti-cancer therapies. Pertinent to the therapy of B-cell malignancies we report here for the first time the effects of an ER-Golgi transport inhibitor, Brefeldin A (BFA), alone and in combination with a small molecule Bcl-2 inhibitor HA14-1 or death receptor trigger, in the human FL cell lines bearing t(14;18) translocation. Of importance for future anti-cancer regimens, small molecule Bcl-2 antagonist, HA14-1 and agonistic anti-Fas mAb significantly enhanced BFA- mediated cytotoxicity and apoptosis, revealing novel and previously unexplored avenues to enhance ER-stress mediated cell killing in B-cell malignancies. Finally, as basic studies advance towards their ultimate translational goals there is a need for effective and rapid analytical methods allowing high-throughput detection of diverse cell demise modes. In this context patented SYTO® probes are gaining increasing interest as easy to use markers of apoptosis. Herein, applying the state-of-the-art multiparametric flow cytometry and multicolor cell imaging we identified for the first time different SYTO16 staining characteristics upon apoptotic and oncotic stimuli. We also tracked similarities and discrepancies between SYTO16 and ∆Ψm, sensitive probe, tertramethylrhodamine methyl ester (TMRM), demonstrating that stimulation with mitochondrial uncoupler FCCP and a small-molecule Bcl-2 inhibitor, HA14-1, induce distinct staining profiles with the decrease in TMRM fluorescence preceding the loss of SYTO16 fluorescence. To our knowledge this is the first report demonstrating such a distinct behavior of SYTO16 and TMRM and our data demonstrate that loss of SYTO16 is caspase-dependent, as is not a mere indicator of ∆ψm dissipation, postulated previously by some authors.

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  • Muddy urbanism: Generating a productive coastline for Auckland

    Waghorn, Kathy; Barrie, Andrew (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Muddy Urbanism is a special urban-research workshop at The School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland. The design research documented in this book proposes new interfaces between urban policy, ecological systems and community participation for the regeneration of an urban river catchment in the city’s inner west. The research amplifies the local as a critical site of intervention to design frameworks for rethinking existing land use, public and environmental infrastructure, and neighbourhood-based socio-economic development, in order to re-imagine a productive coastline for the many different waterfronts of Auckland. Muddy Urbanism was initiated as part of the 5th Auckland Triennial, curated by Hou Hanru and was first presented at the Auckland Art Gallery in May, 2013. Muddy Urbanism is led by Kathy Waghorn from The University of Auckland in collaboration with Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture at the University of California, San Diego and co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.

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  • Ruling Class Men : money, sex, power

    Donaldson, M; Poynting, Noel (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    What is it like to be a master of the universe? The authors have researched the desires and fears of the world’s most powerful men. The Murdochs, Packers, Kennedys, Agnellis and other men like them, directly determine the fates of thousands and influence the future of the world like no other people. Described as ‘sacred monsters’ by one of their own, they are carefully created to be what they are and to enjoy shaping the world in their own likeness. To learn about these often reclusive men, the authors extended the life-history technique to interrogate autobiographies, diaries and biographies and have created a composite picture, a collective portrait, of tycoons over three generations. The book carefully explores the childhoods, schooling, work and play, sexual activities, marriages and deaths of the wealthiest men who have ever lived. It exposes the nature of ruling-class masculinity itself.

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  • The Evolutionary Archaeology of Ceramic Diversity in Ancient Fiji

    Cochrane, Ethan (2009-04-15)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This work builds upon several field seasons of basic research in the Yasawas, as well as other large-scale ceramic analyses in Fiji.

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  • Control for Aluminum Production and Other Processing Industries

    Taylor, MP; Chen, John; Young, Brent (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • The Ministry of Public Input: Integrating citizen views into political leadership

    Lees-Marshment, Jennifer (2015-01)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    As political leaders acknowledge the limits of their power and knowledge, they seek a diverse range of public input into government, but this raises profound practical and democratic questions as to how we ensure that public input is collected and processed appropriately and what political leaders are supposed to do with that public input. Through interviews with government ministers and practitioners this research shows how politicians are becoming deliberative political leaders; integrating constructive input from inside and outside government into their decision-making. It also argues that we need to develop a permanent government unit to collect, process and communicate ongoing public input such as a Ministry or Commission of Public Input. By improving public input systems; acknowledging the limits of their own power and knowledge; and devolving solution-finding to others, politicians achieve change that lasts beyond their time in power. Public input is not irreconcilable with political leadership; it is essential to it.

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  • Atlas da fauna brasileira ameaçada de extinção em unidades de conservação federais

    Nascimento, JLD; Campos, Ivan (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Implementación del programa nacional de bilinguismo-Cali Colombia: Perfiles de los docentes de inglés

    Cárdenas Ramos, R; Chaves, O; Hernandez, F (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    El estudio que aquí se presenta es una descripción de las condiciones de implementación del programa nacional de bilingüismo (denominación cambiada más tarde a programa de fortalecimiento al desarrollo de competencias en lenguas extranjeras - PFDCLE y que a partir del 14 de julio de 2014 se denomina programa nacional de inglés - PNI) en instituciones educativas de tradición monolingüe de los sectores público y privado de la ciudad de Santiago de Cali, llevado a cabo en los años 2010-2011. Está obra también pretende ser una fuente de consulta en asuntos teori¬cos relacionados con el ejercicio de la docencia en el área de lenguas, ya que contiene un marco teórico-conceptual amplio y describe en detalle la situación concreta del docente de inglés de Santiago de Cali, situación que se asemeja en muchos aspectos a la realidad nacional. En este sentido, la obra va dirigida a los docentes, directivos docentes, a los formadores de do¬centes, a los docentes en formación y, de manera especial, a las autoridades educativas, quienes toman las decisiones definitivas en lo relacionado con políticas educativas y lingüísticas y la asignación de recursos para el área.

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