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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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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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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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Abolition. Feminism. Now.

As a politic and a practice, abolition increasingly shapes our political moment - halting the construction of new jails and propelling movements to divest from policing. Yet erased from this landscape..

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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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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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AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future

New York Times bestselling non-fiction author joins forces with a celebrated science-fiction novelist to blend imaginative storytelling and scientific forecasting to ask how artificial intelligence wi..

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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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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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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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Antigone Rising: Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyonce. The picture of classical ..

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bunker: What It Takes to Survive the Apocalypse

An astonishingly prescient journey through one of the fastest-growing phenomena of our age, by one of our most exciting young thinkers and urban explorers Today, the bunker has become the extreme..

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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: 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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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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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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Caste: The Lies That Divide Us


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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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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


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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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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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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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