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100 Posters That Changed The World

Classic posters from the last 300 years and the stories behind them. Posters have always been designed to seek an immediate response. From the time when paper was first affordable, the poster h..

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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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99%: How We've Been Screwed and How to Fight Back

An analysis of the inescapable fact that Generation Y (and subsequent generations) will be poorer than their parents, and how we should pursue other economic paths. A Financial Times Book of..

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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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Age of Surveillance Capitalism, The

The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller 'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is N..

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All Of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body

Through personal essays and interviews about what it is like to live as a woman (cis + trans) in the modern world, All of Me includes vulnerable, painful truths and bold inspiration. This anthology is..

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All Our Relations: Indigenous trauma in the shadow of colonialism

The world's Indigenous communities are fighting to live and dying too young. In this vital and incisive work, Tanya Talaga explores intergenerational trauma and the alarming rise of youth suicide. ..

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Anonymous Is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality

Award-winning author and women's rights advocate Dr. Nina Ansary takes readers on a 4,000-year global and historic journey exposing the repercussions of centuries of gender inequality. Beginning with ..

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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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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

"The hottest thinker in the world". (Bryan Appleyard, "Sunday Times"). In "The Black Swan", Taleb showed us that highly improbable and unpredictable events underlie almost everything about our world. ..

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Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable jou..

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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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Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no stronger foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just..

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Art of Logic, The

For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly. In The Art of Logic, Royal Society Science Book Prize nominee Eugenia Cheng shows how anyone c..

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Australia Day

'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.' Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winnin..

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Bad Trip, The: Dark Omens, New Worlds and the End of the Sixties

'A history that makes perfect sense when the sky is falling down.' - The Sunday Times The Sixties, for many, was a time of new ideas, freedom, and renewed hope - from the civil rights movement to..

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Banking Bad: How Corporate Greed and Broken Governance Failed Australia

The shocking truth about Australia's financial institutions, as told by the journalist who did most to bring about Australia's banking royal commission. Against all the odds Australia ended up ..

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Because Internet: Understanding how language is changing

THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for under..

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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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Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of..

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Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism

When Governor Terry McAuliffe hung up the phone on the afternoon of the violent "Unite the Right" rally, he was sure Trump would do the right thing and condemn the white supremacists who'd descended o..

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Beyond The Periphery Of The Skin: Rethinking, Remaking, Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism

More than ever, the 'body' is today at the centre of radical and institutional politics. Feminist, antiracist, trans and ecological movements all look at the body as a ground of confrontation with the..

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Biased

'Jennifer Eberhardt gives us the opportunity to talk about race in new ways, ultimately transforming our thinking about ourselves and the world we want to create.' Michelle Alexander, author of The Ne..

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Big Ones: How Natural Disasters Have Shaped Us (And What We Can Do About Them)

When the forces that give our planet life exceed our ability to withstand them, they become disasters.� Together they have shaped our cities and architecture, elevated leaders and toppled government..

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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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Black Skin, White Masks

Few modern voices have had as profound an impact as Frantz Fanon. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is an uns..

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Brief History of Misogyny: The World's Oldest Prejudice, A

In this compelling, powerful book, highly respected writer and commentator Jack Holland sets out to answer a daunting question: how do you explain the oppression and brutalization of half the world's ..

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Brolliology

A quirky and literary book about the umbrella, exploring its history and cultural and literary significance. You will never think of the humble brolly in the same way again...

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Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

The third in a series of three books about the ways in which we can reform society by reconnecting with different forms of self-expression...

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Bunker: Building for the End Times

Since prehistory, bunkers have been built as protection from cataclysmic social and environmental forces, and as places of power and transformation. Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression..

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Busted in New York & Other Essays: with an introduction by Zadie Smith

'[Pinckney] reveals himself to be a skilful chronicler of black experience in literary criticism, reportage and biography' The New York Times In these twenty-five essays, Darryl Pinckney h..

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BWB Text: First Migration

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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: Silencing Science

The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima ...the Fonterra botulism scare ...the Christchurch earthquakes - in all these recent crises the role played by scientists has been under the spotlight.What is the fir..

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Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World

The world is awash in bullshit, and we're drowning in it. Politicians are unconstrained by facts. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. These days, call..

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Caste: The Lies That Divide Us

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Caste: The Lies That Divide Us

'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not'Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divis..

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of ..

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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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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain's Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, ..

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City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a ..

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Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which "progress" has perverted the way we live: how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die. Most..

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Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being

How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by ..

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Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Have good intentions, over-parenting and the decline in unsupervised play led to the emergence of modern identity politics and hypersensitivity? In this book, free speech campaigner Greg Lukianof..

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Conspiracies Declassified: The Skeptoid Guide to the Truth Behind the Theories

A collection of the wildest conspiracies to ever exist, from mind control experiments to lizard people, this book explores, debunks-and sometimes proves-the secret stories that don't quite make it int..

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Conversations in Black: On Power, Politics, and Leadership

In the last decade Black Americans have gone from exhilaration and hope with the election of Barack Obama to the malaise and fear of the Trump presidency. Both Administrations serve as tacit examples ..

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Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

We are living in a time of mind-boggling corruption, but we are also, as it happens, living in a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past two decades, the brave insiders who decide to expose wrongd..

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

"Lavin writes like her hands are on fire, forcing us to take a hard look at our ugliest truths." - Pamela Collof, The New York Times Magazine & Pro Publica Talia Lavin is every fascist'..

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

This book is not a guide. It won't give advice on birth, breastfeeding, or bonding. And it's not aimed solely at parents. Dangerous Ideas about Mothers is a book about motherhood as a cultural constru..

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Death of Truth, The

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of the West's retreat from reason. `The Death of Truth is destined to become the defining treatise of our age' David Grann ..

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