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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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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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Affluence Without Abundance: What We Can Learn from the World's Most Successful Civilisation

`Insightful' YUVAL NOAH HARARI 'Fascinating' SUNDAY TIMES 'Elegant and absorbing' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Profoundly moving' IRISH TIMES What can we learn from the Bushmen? If the success..

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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'Jennifer Eberhardt makes it clear that racism operates at all levels, and it fills me with hope to know that she is fighting it at all levels. More power to you, sister. The world needs you.' BENJAMI..

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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 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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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: 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: 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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Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process

In Cancel Culture, Alan Dershowitz-New York Times bestselling author and one of America's most respected legal scholars-makes an argument for free speech, due process, and restraint against the often ..

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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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Chasing the Scream: The Search for the Truth About Addiction


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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. In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from "salt of the earth" to "scum ..

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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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Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society. 'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monst..

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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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Critical Race Theory (Third Edition): An Introduction 3e

Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more Since the publication of the first edition of Critical ..

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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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Cynical Theories

Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist? A..

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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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Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology

From Oceania to North America, indigenous peoples have created storytelling traditions of incredible depth and diversity. The term 'indigenous storywork' has come to encompass the sheer breadth of way..

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Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

In this highly original and much-needed book, Clare Land interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles. ..

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Delusions of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups

Inspired by Charles Mackay's 19th century classic Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, William Bernstein engages with mass delusion with the same curiosity and passion..

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Denial of Death

Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the 'why' of human existence. In bold contrast to ..

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Dialectics of Liberation, The

The Congress of the Dialectics of Liberation, held in London in 1967, was a unique expression of the politics of modern dissent, in which existential psychiatrists, Marxist intellectuals, anarchists, ..

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A New Statesman, Financial Times and Economist Book of the Year 'Brilliant' NEW STATESMAN, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Enlightening and a good read' SPECTATOR 'Moving and perceptive' NEW STATES..

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Disability Visibility

According to the last census, one in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some are visible, some are hidden--but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just i..

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Disobey!: A Philiosophy of Resistance

Exploring the philosophy of disobedience The world is out of joint, so much so that disobeying should be an urgent question for everyone. In this provocative essay, Frederic Gros explores the roots of..

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Displaced, The: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettl..

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