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 World Turned Inside Out, The: Settler Colonialism as a Political Idea

Many would rather change worlds than change the world. The settlement of communities in 'empty lands' somewhere else has often been proposed as a solution to growing contradictions. While the lands we..

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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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Africa Is Not A Country: Breaking Stereotypes of Modern Africa

Definitive proof that Africa is *not* a country. A lively, entertaining and informative portrait of modern Africa that pushes back against harmful stereotypes to tell a more comprehensive, personal st..

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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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Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism

This is a story about aging in place in a world of global movement. Around the world, many older people have stayed still but have been profoundly impacted by the movement of others. Without migrating..

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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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AI Generation

An update edition of Solomon's Code-now The AI Generation-the thought-provoking examination of artificial intelligence and how it reshapes human values, trust, and power around the world. Whether..

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All of the Marvels: An Amazing Voyage into Marvel's Universe and 27,000 Superhero Comics

Over the last sixty years, the Marvel superhero comic books have grown into a gigantic mountain in the middle of contemporary culture. They are the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction e..

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All the Living and the Dead:  Personal Investigation into the Death Trade

'Campbell is a gorgeous writer, capturing the exquisite pathos and gallows humour found in folks who spend their lives working with the dead' - Caitlin Doughty, New York Times bestselling author of Sm..

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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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Animal, Vegetable, Junk:  History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal, A

From hunting and gathering to GMOs and ultra-processed foods, this expansive tour of human history rewrites the story of our species and points the way to a better future. The history of Homo sa..

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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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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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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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Art of Protest: Political Art and Activism

Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracie..

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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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Automation and the Future of Work

Silicon Valley titans, politicians, techno-futurists and social critics have united in arguing that we are living on the cusp of an era of rapid technological automation, heralding the end of work as ..

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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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Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Across the world today, people of all ages are doing fascinating, creative, messy things with gender. These people have a rich history - but one that is often left behind by narratives of trans lives ..

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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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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 Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity Is Taking Over the World

How has a Christian movement, founded at the turn of the twentieth century by the son of freed slaves, become the fastest-growing religion on Earth? Neo-Charismatic Pentecostalism has some 600 million..

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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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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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Boundless:  Rise, Fall, and Escape of Carlos Ghosn, The

The unprecedented rise and catastrophic fall of one of the world's most feared and admired business executives-Carlos Ghosn-a remarkable story of innovation, hubris, alleged crimes, and daring interna..

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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: 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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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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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

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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Chasing Wrongs and Rights: My Experience Defending Human Rights Around the World

The Australia Director at Human Rights Watch shares her experiences defending human rights - from human trafficking in Nepal to the 'drug war' in the Philippines to treatment of detainees in Papua New..

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Clan of One-Breasted Women, The

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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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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Conspiracy: A History of Boll*cks Theories, and How Not to Fall for Them

From the Satanic Panic to the anti-vaxx movement, it's always been human nature to believe we're being lied to by the powers that be (and sometimes, to be fair, we absolutely are). But wh..

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Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics

* FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST * Throughout history, people have sought to improve society by reducing suffering, eliminating disease or enhancing ..

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Cost of Labour: How we are all trapped by the politics of pregnancy and parenting, The

Natalie Kon-Yu was nine weeks pregnant when the trembling began. Two weeks later she checked herself into a mental health unit. Though she was in crisis, the GPs, nurses and psychiatrists couldn't see..

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Cultish:  Language of Fanaticism

The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultim..

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Culture and Politics: Class, Writing, Socialism

Raymond Williams was a pioneering scholar of cultural and society, and one of the outstanding intellectuals of the twentieth century. In this, a collection of difficult to find essays, some of which a..

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Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World

From the New York Times's Global Economics Correspondent, a masterwork of explanatory journalism that exposes how billionaires' systematic plunder of the world-brazenly accelerated during the pandemic..

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Dead Famous: An Unexpected History of Celebrity from Bronze Age to Silver Screen

'Fizzes with clever vignettes and juicy tidbits... [a] joyous romp of a book.' Guardian 'A fascinating, rollicking book in search of why, where and how fame strikes. Sit back and enjoy the ..

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Deadly Quiet City: Stories From Wuhan, COVID Ground Zero

From one of China's most celebrated and silenced literary authors, Murong Xuecun, Deadly Quiet City is an unforgettable collection of true stories from the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuh..

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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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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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Digital Pandemic, The: Imagination in Times of Isolation

A refreshing approach to the dominance of technology in our contemporary lives, The Digital Pandemic, translated from Portuguese, poses fundamental questions about love, fear, connectedness, proximity..

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Digital Republic, The: On Freedom and Democracy in the 21st Century

The time has come to deal with the unaccountable power of digital technology. Early efforts at regulation have been confused, contradictory and often counterproductive. No single person or government ..

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