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100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity

More than half of children born in developed countries today have a life expectancy greater than 100 years. While we hear about the looming pension crisis and issues with caring for the aged, this is ..

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24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep

24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every..

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500-Year Story of How Our Houses Became Homes

"The idea that 'home' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in ..

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@War

The spies had come without warning. They plied their craft silently, stealing secrets from the world's most powerful military. They were at work months before anyone noticed their presence. And when A..

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A Long Time Coming: Essays on Ageing

This collection of thought-provoking essays explores what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed world. Improved health care and increased standards of living mean that each generation is living ..

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Adult Fantasy: My Search for True Maturity in an Age of Mortgages, Marriages, and Other Supposedly Adult Milestones

A wry and topical inquiry into how we respond when our cultural clock starts ticking. 'For a long time I pretended turning thirty was no big deal - but looking back, it's clear I was bat-shit na-na f..

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Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present

Planet Earth needs a self-help book, and this is it the future is happening to us far faster than we thought it would and this book explains why fifty years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking bo..

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Age of Nothing, The: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God

The closing months of 2008 saw the world's nations united in financial uncertainty. Amid endless reports of collapsing stock markets, failed banks, fiscal fraud and snowballing unemployment, THE AGE O..

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Age of Selfishness, The: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis

Tracing the emergence of Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism in the 1940s to her present-day influence, Darryl Cunningham's latest work of graphic-nonfiction investigation leads readers to the heart ..

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity

Marshall Berman's "All That Is Solid Melts Into Air" is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest books on modernity. A kaleidoscopic journey into the experiences of modernization, the dizzying social c..

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American Society: How it Really Works 2e

In American Society: How It Really Works, Erik Olin Wright and Joel Rogers ask several key questions: What kind of society is America? How does it really work and why is it the way it is? In what ways..

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Analyzing and Reporting Focus Group Results

Richard Krueger offers a rich and valuable discussion of focus group analysis that is sure to become a major guide in future focus group efforts. Analysis of focus group data is different from analysi..

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And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe, Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER. The crisis in Europe is not over, it's getting worse. In this dramatic narrative of Europe's economic rise and spectacular fall, Yanis Varoufakis, former finance ..

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Another Day in the Death of America

On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another da..

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Another Day in the Death of America

Saturday, 23rd November 2013. It was just another day in America. And as befits an unremarkable day, ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. Far from being considered newsworthy, these everyday..

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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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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

"Antifragile "is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we..

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Art of Belonging

The Art of Belonging advances the argument put forward in Mackay's bestselling The Good Life: a 'good life' is not lived in isolation or in the pursuit of independent goals; a good life is lived at th..

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Art of Belonging

The eternal question 'Who am I?' must be weighed against an even deeper question: 'Who are we?' We are writing each other's stories as much as we are writing our own. In his bestselling book, The Goo..

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Beautiful Failures

Nothing will ever be as easy as your school years,' well-meaning adults told her, but I knew for my daughter, and for many kids who have struggled as square pegs trying to make themselves round, this ..

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Becoming Undone: Darwinian Reflections on Life, Politics, and Art

In Becoming Undone, Elizabeth Grosz addresses three related conceptsolife, politics, and artoby exploring the implications of Charles Darwin's account of the evolution of species. Challenging characte..

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Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear le..

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Blackballed: The Black and White Politcs of Race on America's Campuses

From Lawrence Ross, author of The Divine Nine and the leading expert on sororities and fraternities, Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, so..

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Blueprint for Revolution: Stories of How People Power is Changing the World

In Blueprint for Revolution, Srdja Popovic outlines his philosophy for implementing peaceful world change and provides a model for activists everywhere through stories of his own experience toppling d..

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Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and..

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Broken Ladder: How Inequality Changes the Way We Think, Live and Die

Inequality is at a level that has not been seen in our lifetimes, yet the disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. THE BROKEN LADDER tells the sto..

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's i..

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Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication

Few modern innovations have spread quite so quickly as the cell phone. This technology has transformed communication throughout the world. Mobile telecommunications have had a dramatic effect in many ..

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Chasing the Scream: First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets ..

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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari ..

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Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times

The return of the best-selling, award-winning economist extraordinaire With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in co..

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Citizen Past and Present

In an era where tyranny and the threats to democracy are on the rise, and where, in the Western world, the will of the people has lead us to Brexit and Donald Trump, the place of the citizen has never..

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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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Connected World: From Automated Work to Virtual Wars - The Future, by Those Who are Shaping it

The world as we know it is changing. Driverless cars, drone deliveries and autonomous weapon systems are no longer the stuff of science fiction. But what's next for technology and business, and how w..

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Connectography: Mapping the Global Network Revolution

Which lines on the map matter most? It is time to reimagine how life is organized on Earth. We're accelerating into a future shaped less by countries than by connectivity. A world in which the most c..

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Constructing Grounded Theory

This is the second edition of Kathy Charmaz's groundbreaking and bestselling text on grounded theory. It retains the accessible and engaging style of the first edition to present for readers a benchma..

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Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the..

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Criminal: The Truth About Why People Do Bad Things

There are two myths about crime. In one, the criminal act is a selfish choice, and tough punishment the only solution. In the other, the system is at fault, and perpetrators will change only when soci..

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Culture of Make Believe

Derrick Jensen takes no prisoners in The Culture of Make Believe, his brilliant and eagerly awaited follow-up to his powerful and lyrical A Language Older Than Words. What begins as an exploration of..

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Cyber Security and Policy: A Substantive Dialogue

Welcome to cyberspace - where all your computing and connection needs are on demand, and where security threats have never been more massive.A world without the advantages and convenience provided by ..

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Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet

Crossing the road, we look both ways. Riding a bicycle at night, we use lights. So why is our attitude towards online security so relaxed? Edward Lucas reveals the ways in which cyberspace is not the ..

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Darkening Web

With a skilful blend of anecdote and argument, leading cybersecurity thinker Alexander Klimburg brings us face to face with threats that the struggle for cyberspace present, from an apocalyptic scenar..

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Data-ism: Inside the Big Data Revolution

Data is the vital raw material in our modern information economy. There is already an incredible amount of digital data in the world, and it's doubling every two years. Business decisions used to be b..

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Death

Death is an inevitable reality that can be difficult and painful to consider, but just as life can give great meaning to a person's death, so too can death enhance a person's life. This eye opening co..

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Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters

People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a su..

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Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything

There are 100,000 freighters on the seas. Between them they carry nearly everything we eat, wear and work with. In this unique investigation, Rose George joins the crew of a container ship to chart th..

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Destroying the Joint: Why Women Have to Change the World

A fabulously provocative collection by women ready to destroy the joint. Early in September 2012, commentator Alan Jones, responding to a comment by Prime Minister Julia Gillard, said: "She (Gillard) ..

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Distinction

No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and..

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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?

Four of the world's most renowned thinkers take on one of the biggest debates of the modern era. "It's just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people fo..

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Domestic Violence and Protecting Children: New Thinking and Approaches

In this volume, the authors present an overview of the innovative work taking place in relation to domestic violence and child protection. This book looks at new prevention initiatives and how interve..

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