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A Postcard from the Future

We're experiencing change at the fastest rate in human history, but it's also the slowest that we'll experience for the rest of our lives. The reality is that the world is moving faster than we're ev..

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Abortion Beyond the Law: Building a Global Feminist Movement for Self-Managed Abortion

While feminists in the Global North have been fighting to keep abortion legal, in countries across the Global South activists are working to bring self-managed medical abortion - abortion pills - ..

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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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After Work: A History of the Home and the Fight for Free Time

The future of work is not coding but caring - high-touch rather than high-tech. The fastest growing jobs revolve around cooking, cleaning and caring. And around half of all work is caring work done un..

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Age of the City: Why our Future will be Won or Lost Together

Visionary Oxford professor Ian Goldin and The Economist's Tom Lee-Devlin show why the city is where the battles of inequality, social division, pandemics and climate change must be faced. From ce..

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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 Else Failed: The Unlikely Volunteers at the Heart of the Migrant Aid Crisis

In 2015, increasing numbers of refugees and migrants, most of them fleeing war-torn homelands, arrived by boat on the shores of Greece, setting off the greatest human displacement in Europe since WWII..

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All the Living and the Dead: An Exploration of the People Who Make Death Their Life's Work

'A superlative piece of writing... provocative, loving and profound' THE TIMES 'Without exaggeration, an awe-inspiring achievement' NIGELLA LAWSON 'Moving, funny, and liable to unexpectedly cause ..

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Asylum Speakers: Stories of Migration From the Humans Behind the Headlines

A collection of 31 powerful stories of displaced people, asylum seekers and those volunteering on the frontline of the refugee crisis, told in their own words and accompanied by beautiful photography ..

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Autonomous City, The : A History of Urban Squatting

The Autonomous City is the first popular history of squatting as practised in Europe and North America. Alex Vasudevan retraces the struggle for housing in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Hamb..

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Barcode

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Barcodes are about as ordinary as an object can be. Billions of them are scanned each da..

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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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Bodies Under Siege: The Far-Right Attack on Reproductive Rights

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Breaking Twitter: Elon Musk and the Most Controversial Corporate Takeover in History

Gripping and darkly comic, Breaking Twitter takes readers inside the battle between one of the most intriguing, polarizing, influential men of our time - Elon Musk - and the company that owns our worl..

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Breathtaking: the UK's human story of Covid

How does it feel to confront a pandemic from the inside, one patient at a time? To bridge the gulf between a perilously unwell patient in quarantine and their distraught family outside? To be uncertai..

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BWB Text: A Matter of Fact

"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: First Migration

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BWB Text: No Country for Old Maids

In 2013, there were over 66,000 more women between the ages of 25-49 living in New Zealand than there were men. This so-called 'man drought' is a hot topic for journalists and academics alike, who com..

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BWB Text: Silencing Science

The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima ...the Fonterra botulism scare ...the Christchurch earthquakes - in all these recent crises the role played by scientists has been under the spotlight.What is the fir..

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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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Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil

In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp environmental politics, the struggle for democracy, and the place of the Middle East in the modern ..

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Caste

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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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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Children of Tomorrow: A novel

Children of Tomorrow depicts an all-too-real future history, rushing on at an unstoppable speed and fracturing the lives of its many characters, the effects of which ripple throughout subsequent gener..

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Cobalt Red: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives

Cobalt Red is the searing, first-ever expose of the immense toll taken on the people and environment of the Democratic Republic of the Congo by cobalt mining, as told through the testimonies of the Co..

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Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

A cultural phenomenon that has helped heal millions of readers, this modern classic holds the key to understanding codependency and unlocking its hold on your life. Melody Beattie's compassionate and ..

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Communism and Strategy: Rethinking Political Mediations

If the question of communism is making a comeback today, this renewed interest is often accompanied by an abandonment of any concrete political perspective. Critical philosophies are flourishing and p..

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Consent Laid Bare: sex, entitlement & the distortion of desire

A battle cry from a generation no longer willing to stay silent, this book is a must for women, and men, navigating desire in the age of entitlement. You are a fourteen-year-old girl at a party. ..

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Conspiracy

Did QAnon truly believe that Donald Trump was the second coming of the messiah? Were the moon landings really filmed in a studio in Delaware? Would British scientists really test sarin on young volunt..

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

'Uproarious . . . [Phillips and Elledge] pair the abundant good humour of this book with a warning about the corrosive effects of conspiracy theories' The Times From the Satanic Panic to th..

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Consumed

*** 'This powerful, speaking-truth-to-power book is an essential read for everybody who wants to stop feeling clueless and helpless about the impacts of cosumerism, and start doing their p..

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Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest

A leading activist museum director explains why museums are at the center of a political storm and how they can be reimagined. In an age of protest, cultural institutions have come under fire. P..

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Curbing Traffic: The Human Case for Fewer Cars in Our Lives

In 2019, mobility experts Melissa and Chris Bruntlett began a new adventure in Delft in the Netherlands. They had packed up their family in Vancouver, BC, and moved to Delft to experience the cycling ..

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Curious History of Weights & Measures, The

How long is an ell? What is the largest size of champagne bottle? How do you measure the heat of a chilli pepper? Why is the depth of water measured in fathoms? And what is a cubit? The Curi..

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Dance Your Way Home: A Journey Through the Dancefloor

This book is about the kind of ordinary dancing you and I might do in our kitchens when a favourite tune comes on. It's more than a social history: it's a set of interconnected histories of the overlo..

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Data Wars, The Algorithmic State

'Data Wars, The Algorithmic State' is a breakthrough book.¬ A new form of state is suggested. 'Data Wars, The Algorithmic State' starts with a discussion of Amazon and Big Tech. The argument proce..

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Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race

Deadly and Slick examines the historical emergence of race, gender, sexuality and nationality. Balani shows that gender and sexuality do not 'intersect' with race but form the discursive, legislative,..

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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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Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality

A compelling investigation into the phenomenon of dirty work - labour that society considers essential, but morally compromised. A New Statesman Book of the Year 'This book will prompt a publi..

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Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare

'AN ILLUMINATING AND POWERFUL INTERSECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF HEALTH INEQALITIES AND RACISM' - i-D Magazine 'A VITAL CALL TO ACTION' - Leah Hazard In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all..

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Doing It All

Doing It All explores what it means to be a single mother. Scorned as victims, outcasts and sinners, the very existence of lone mothers has long been a 'problem' that skewers the heart of prevailing s..

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Doppelganger: A Trip Into the Mirror World

A personal trip into the uncanny Mirror World of our polarised culture, from the international bestselling author of The Shock Doctrine What if you woke up one morning and found you'd acquired a ..

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Dumb Money

*Now a major movie starring Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Pete Davidson, Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan and Nick Offerman* The GameStop Short Squeeze and the Ragtag Group of Amateur Traders that Broug..

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Edible Economics: The World in 17 Dishes

Economic thinking - about globalisation, climate change, immigration, austerity, automation and much more - in its most digestible form For decades, a single free market philosophy has dominated ..

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Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think about Abortion

In Ejaculate Responsibly, Gabrielle Blair expands on her viral Twitter thread and offers a provocative reframing of the abortion issue. In a series of 25 brief arguments, she deftly makes the case for..

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Ejaculate Responsibly: The Conversation We Need to Have About Men and Contraception

28 arguments for why men need to be accountable for their reproductive choices Ejaculate Responsibly cleverly transcends the polarised anti-abortion and pro-choice 'debate' with something entirel..

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End of Policing, The

The massive uprising following the police killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020--by some estimates the largest protests in US history--thrust the argument to defund the police to the forefront..

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End Times: Elites, Counter-Elites and the Path of Political Disintegration

A brilliant big-picture explanation of our age of instability from the pioneering co-founder of Cliodynamics, the ground-breaking science of history Peter Turchin, one of the most interesting thi..

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Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

A vital exploration of gender politics from a highly influential philosopher who has been described as 'the Simone de Beauvoir of the 21st century' Male entitlement takes many forms. To sex, yes,..

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Eve: The Disobedient Future of Birth

Throughout human history, every single one of us has been born from a person. So far. But that is about to change. Scientific research is on the cusp of being able to grow babies outside human bo..

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