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 World Turned Inside Out, The: Settler Colonialism as a Political Idea

Many would rather change worlds than change the world. The settlement of communities in 'empty lands' somewhere else has often been proposed as a solution to growing contradictions. While the lands we..

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2020: The Year That Changed Us

The year 2020 began with fire-fuelled orange skies over Australia and parts of New Zealand, before nations prepared for COVID-19 to hit their shores. What ensued was crisis: a pandemic, political uphe..

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A Warning from the Golden Toad

In 20 short books, Penguin Classics brings you the new canon of great environmental works Taking us on an extraordinary journey into the past and around the globe, from coral reefs to the North P..

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Aesthetic of Play

A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the relationship of play and narrative. A game designer considers the experience of play, why games have rules, and the..

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Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

Definitive proof that Africa is *not* a country. A lively, entertaining and informative portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive, personal st..

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Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape

The bestselling feminist classic that revolutionized the way we think about rape, as a historical phenomenon and as an urgent crisis--essential reading in the era of #MeToo. "A major work of history...

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Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism

This is a story about aging in place in a world of global movement. Around the world, many older people have stayed still but have been profoundly impacted by the movement of others. Without migrating..

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AI Generation

An update edition of Solomon's Code-now The AI Generation-the thought-provoking examination of artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust, and power around the world. Whether..

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All of the Marvels: An Amazing Voyage into Marvel's Universe and 27,000 Superhero Comics

Over the last sixty years, the Marvel superhero comic books have grown into a gigantic mountain in the middle of contemporary culture. They are the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction e..

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Always On

'Delightfully insightful and intensely readable [...] There is an energy and drama to Rory's writing which nonetheless leaves space for us, the reader, to make up our minds' - Stephen Fry We live..

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An Idea Can Go Extinct

In 20 short books, Penguin Classics brings you the new canon of great environmental works Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As humans have driven the living planet to the brink of ..

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An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

In November 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell in-depth investigation that exposed, with disturbing insider detail, how leadership decisions at Facebook enabled, and then tried to cover up..

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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

'A heroic work of journalism on what must rank as one of the foremost catastrophes of modern history.' - The New York Times 'Stunning ... An impressively researched and richly detailed narrative...

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Another Day in the Colony

A ground-breaking work - and a call to arms - that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people. In this collection of deeply insightful and powerful essays, Chelsea ..

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Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present

Imagine it is 2025 and that years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a global uprising had birthed a post-Capitalist world in which democracy, equality and justice are truly served...

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Antisocial Network

From one of our most innovative and celebrated authors, the definitive take on the wildest story of the year- the David-vs.-Goliath GameStop short squeeze, a tale of fortunes won and lost overnight th..

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Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

In this lively, accessible and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of refere..

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Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons

An anthology investigating the influences behind Dungeons & Dragons, the most popular modern role-playing game. Drawing upon the original list of "inspirational reading" provided by Gary Gygax in th..

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Art of Protest: Political Art and Activism

Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracie..

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Atlas of AI, The

What happens when artificial intelligence saturates political life and depletes the planet? How is AI shaping our understanding of ourselves and our societies? Drawing on more than a decade of origina..

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Atlas of Unusual Languages:  exploration of language, people and geography

The ideal gift for anyone interested in language, geography and people. We communicate through the spoken and written word and language has evolved over the centuries. Many languages have survive..

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Bad Men: Hidden Roots of Sexual Deception, Harassment and Assault

Sexual conflict permeates ancient religions, from injunctions about thy neighbor's wife to the sexual obligations of marriage. It is etched in written laws that dictate who can and cannot have sex wit..

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin - to help us understand the present moment, and imagine a new ..

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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Today

A searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin - to help us understand the present moment, and imagine a new future into being THE NEW YORK T..

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Being Indigenous: Perspectives on Activism, Culture, Language and Identity

This volume gives voice to an impressive range of Indigenous authors who share their knowledge and perspectives on issues that pertain to activism, culture, language and identity - the fabric of being..

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Beirut 2020:  Collapse of a Civilization,  Journal

'The author's home town is falling apart. Lebanon's capital ... has morphed into a symbol of devastation and hatred and madness. Majdalani is a survivor who still finds in himself the elegance to smil..

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Betraying the Nobel: The Secrets and Corruption Behind the Nobel Peace Prize

A revelatory examination of the Nobel Peace Prize-the most prestigious, admired, and controversial honor of our time. The Nobel Prize, regardless of category, has always been surrounded by politi..

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Better Angels of Our Nature:  History of Violence & Humanity

This title is shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012. This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of "The Language Instinct" and "The Blank Slate", argues that, contrary to popular belief, hum..

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Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes the Mind, Body, and Spirit

This is the first book to define and explore "black fatigue," the multigenerational impact of systemic racism on the physical and mental health of black people--and how to combat its pernicious effect..

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Black Futures

Black Futures is a collection of work--art, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more--that tells the story of the radical, imaginative, bold, and beautiful world that black ..

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Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained, The

An accessible guide to the key milestones in Black history, culture, and society across the globe - from the ancient world to the present Discover the rich and complex history of the peoples o..

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Black Like Me

In the autumn of 1959, a white Texan journalist named John Howard Griffin travelled across the Deep South of the United States disguised as a black man. Black Like Me is Griffin's own account of his j..

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Bland Fanatics: Liberals, Race and Empire

Decades of violence and chaos have generated a political and intellectual hysteria-ranging from imperial atavism to paranoia about invading or hectically breeding Muslim hordes-that has affected even ..

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BWB Text: Matter Of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World

"I knew, and know still, that there is good science and bad science, misinformation and reliable information, truth and falsehood, and also much grey in between . . . But being more adamant, more righ..

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BWB Text: Two Hundred And Fifty Ways To Start An Essay About Captain Cook

Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay about Captain Cook, No. 29: With a Non-argument that’s Actually an Argument. Captain Cook? It’s all so very complex. I’m going to sit on the fence. (W..

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Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

An incendiary personal and cultural investigation of burnout Are you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow still not doing enough? Has the bottom half of your To Do list been locked i..

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Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Pop Culture

An Empowering and Celebratory Portrait of Black Women--from Josephine Baker to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air's Aunt Viv to Cardi B. 'Searing and timely' Tarana Burke, founder of the MeToo moveme..

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Caste: The International Bestseller

A transformative portrait of our fractured and racially unequal societies, from one of America's most celebrated storytellers Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken s..

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Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition

Racial, gender, and environmental justice. Class war. Militarism. Interpersonal violence. Old age security. This is not the vocabulary many use to critique the prison-industrial complex. But in t..

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Chasing Ghosts:  Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural

Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture. Ghosts are everywhere-whether you believe in them ..

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Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction

NOW WITH A NEW AFTERWORD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE SOURCE OF THE VIRAL TED TALK 'Screamingly addictive' STEPHEN FRY 'Superb ... Thrilling story-telling' NAOMI KLEIN 'A powerful c..

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Clan of One-Breasted Women, The

In 20 short books, Penguin Classics brings you the new canon of great environmental works Over the past 75 years, a new canon has emerged. As humans have driven the living planet to the brink of ..

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Colour Code: Why we see red, feel blue and go green, The

How many colours are there? In the West we see seven, but the Chinese see five, while the Piraha tribe in the Amazon have no words for the spectrum. Colour isn't something we see; it's something we th..

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Consumed: On colonialism, climate change, consumerism & the need for collective change

Aja Barber wants change. In the 'learning' first half of the book, she will expose you to the endemic injustices in our consumer industries and the uncomfortable history of the textile ind..

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Cost of Labour: How we are all trapped by the politics of pregnancy and parenting, The

Natalie Kon-Yu was nine weeks pregnant when the trembling began. Two weeks later she checked herself into a mental health unit. Though she was in crisis, the GPs, nurses and psychiatrists couldn't see..

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Crimes Against Nature: capitalism and global heating

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis that argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate act..

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Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

'Powerful...His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling...They reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud.' - Washington Post 'T..

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Cultish:  Language of Fanaticism

The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultim..

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Culture Crossroads: Dealing with the Pressures and Demands on Pacific Islanders Living in Aotearoa

They feel under pressure in their lives in Aotearoa. In response, many older Pasifika people and those raised in the Pacific Islands, choose to run their Aotearoa churches and take part in the life ..

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Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

*** "One of the marvels of this furious book is how insolent and funny Lavin is; she refuses to soft-pedal the monstrous views she encounters." - The New York Times "Shocking, an..

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Daughters of Kobani

In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little tow..

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