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Rebellious Mourning: The Collected Works Of Grief

With a diverse collection of essays, Rebellious Mourning shows that we can bear almost anything when it's worked through collectively, because when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen what debi..

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Red: A History of the Redhead

The brilliantly told, captivating history of red hair throughout the ages and across multiple disciplines, including science, religion, politics, feminism and sexuality, literature, and art The mere m..

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Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag's searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror. From Goya's Disasters of War to news footage and photographs of the conflicts in Vietnam, Rw..

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Remote Control

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact o..

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Resist! How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Resist! is the indispensable how-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully sto..

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Responsible Globalist: What Citizens of the World Can Learn from Nationalism, The

Today, globalism has a bad reputation. 'Citizens of the world' are depicted as recklessly uninterested in how international economic networks can affect local communities. Meanwhile, nationalists are ..

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Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once lo..

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Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution

Revenge is a primal force at the heart of conflict and justice, as ancient as humanity itself. 'Getting even' can restore the balance of relationships and bring order; it can fill the vacuum left by i..

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Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings

Award winning poet Joshua Clover theorises the riot as the form of the coming insurrection Baltimore. Ferguson. Tottenham. Clichy-sous-Bois. Oakland. Ours has become an "age of riots" as the struggle ..

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Rise of the Outsiders: How Mainstream Politics Lost its Way

Politics in the West has become unpredictable and tumultuous. In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it's Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, Tsipras, or even Corbyn,..

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Salt On Your Tongue: Women and the Sea

Charlotte Runcie has always felt pulled to the sea, lured by its soothing, calming qualities but also enlivened and inspired by its salty wildness. When she loses her beloved grandmother, and becomes ..

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Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World

This remarkable book is about everything from echidnas to evolution, cosmology to cooking, sex and science and spirits to Schr dinger's cat. Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from an Indig..

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Secret Teachers of the Western World

This epic study unveils the esoteric masters who have covertly had an impact on the intellectual development of the West, from Pythagoras and Zoroaster to the little-known modern icons Jean Gebser and..

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See What You Made Me Do

At the office of Safe Steps, Victoria's dedicated 24/7 family violence response call centre, phone counsellors receive a call every three minutes. Many women are repeat callers- on average, they will ..

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Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply

Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of cor..

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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

Sixteen literary luminaries on the controversial subject of being childless by choice, collected in one fascinating anthology. One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade wa..

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Sensemaking: What Makes Human Intelligence Essential in the Age of the Algorithm

We live in the age of algorithms and big data. But what happens when number crunching fails to solve a company's problems? Christian Madsbjerg argues that many of today's biggest success stories stem ..

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Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

Not since the twin hammers of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution battered apart the foundations of old Europe has the world faced a shift as elemental, as epochal as what confronts us now..

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Shallows : How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read & Remember

In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the lat..

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Shame Nation

A powerful and practical guide to the rise of online shaming and how to survive a digital disaster. Now in paperback! Drawing from real-life stories, Shame Nation gives an in-depth look at how the ris..

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Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

From the bestselling author of "No Logo", Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" cracks open the secret history of our era to look at how from a privileged few are making ..

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Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

How did everything get so dumb?..How did we become hostages to idiocy?..What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, 'D'oh'?..The deteriorating quality of our public debat..

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Short History of Truth: Consolations for a Post-Truth World

How did we find ourselves in a "post-truth" world of "alternative facts"? And can we get out of it? A Short History of Truth sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex history of tru..

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Show Me the Money, Honey

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Signs & Symbols of the World: Over 1,001 Visual Signs Explained

This informative and engaging illustrated reference provides the stories behind 1,001 signs and symbols, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day political and subculture symbols. What in the world does..

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Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths

This is the powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs. 'By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatu..

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Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

From the author of the "dazzling epic"* Brilliant, a compelling history of silence as a powerful shaper of the human mind--in prisons, in places of contemplation, and in our own lives Through he..

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Slums: The History of a Global Injustice

More than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas, but a billion of these people reside in neighbourhoods characterised by entrenched disadvantage. These neighbourhoods, known as 'slum..

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So You Want to Talk About Race

In SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privile..

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Socialist Manifesto, The

The success of Jeremy Corbyn's left-led Labour Party and Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign revived a political idea many had thought dead. But what, exactly, is socialism? And what would a s..

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Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, The

THE SPACE BARONS is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstron..

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Spaces of Global Capitalism: A Theory of Uneven Geographical Development

Fiscal crises have cascaded across much of the developing world with devastating results, from Mexico to Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The extreme volatility in contemporary political economic fort..

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Spinfluence. The Hardcore Propaganda Manual for Controlling the Masses: Fake News Special Edition

Trump has it. Obama owned it. Putin would kill for it; if you've got Spinfluence, then you can twist the truth, influence opinion and control the masses. The new Fake News Special Edition of the Spinf..

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Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's "The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone" is the most influential and talked-about book on society in the last decade - now updated with a new chapte..

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Status Anxiety

In Status Anxiety, bestselling author Alain de Botton sets out to understand our universal fear of failure - and how we might change. We all worry about what others think of us. We all long to succeed..

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Stay Woke: A Meditation Guide for the Rest of Us

"I have a confession," writes author Justin Michael Williams. "This is not really a meditation book." Yes, Williams is going to teach you everything you need to know about meditation-but if you ..

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Stoned Beyond Belief

Rapper, chef, and television star Action Bronson is a marijuana superhero, both its champion and devoted consumer, and Stoned Beyond Belief is the ultimate love letter to the world's most magical plan..

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Story of Sex: From Apes to Robots

Sex is everywhere, yet how many of us truly understand it? Our attitudes to sex and sexuality are forever in flux. Driven by pleasure, power, revenge, a desire for children or simply because it isn't..

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Story of Shit

We are very discreet. We disappear into a small room, perform the task, flush, wash and reappear as if nothing happened. Of course, hygiene is necessary - some faecal bacteria, if re-ingested, can cau..

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Strange Antics: A History of Seduction

When is seduction about more than just sex? In this brilliantly original history, Clement Knox explores these questions as well as the philosophy, legality, politics, art and literature of a force tha..

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Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

John Gray argues that this humanist belief in human difference is an illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned...

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Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

"I am the supercommunity, and you are only starting to recognize me. I grew out of something that used to be humanity. Some have compared me to angry crowds in public squares; others compare me to win..

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Superfreakonomics

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Talking to My Country

The acclaimed national bestseller - moving, passionate, deeply felt and powerful. In July 2015, as the debate over Adam Goodes being booed at AFL games raged and got ever more heated and ugly, Stan Gr..

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Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers..

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Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We are, and Who We Can be

This book will introduce you to ten people. In a way, you already know them. Only you don't - not really. In a sense, they are you. Only they're not entirely. They inform and shape the most important ..

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Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

'This book is the one. Think Sapiens and triple it.' - Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected We all have ten types of human in our head. They're the people we become when we face life's ..

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Tetris Effect: The Cold War Battle for the World's Most Addictive Game

21 February 1989. Three men fly into Moscow, representing software giants from Britain, America, and Japan. Each of them is determined to undercut the others in order to secure a technology so powerfu..

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Thank You For Being Late

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Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

From the Pulitzer Prize winner and No.1 international bestselling author of The World is Flat, an essential and entertaining field guide to thriving in the twenty-first century. We all sense it - som..

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The A to Z of Etiquette: A Guide to Behaving Well

Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world. Change is now constant. The world is faster than ever before. The way we live and interact with one another has changed significantly. Socia..

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