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..
Have you ever wondered why we can afford to buy far more clothes than our grandparents ever could . . . but may be less likely to own a home in which to keep them all? Why your petrol bill can double ..
If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable jou..
From a rising star at The New Yorker, a deeply immersive chronicle of how the optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley set out to create a free and democratic internet - and how the cynical propagan..
For thousands of years, mathematicians have used the timeless art of logic to see the world more clearly. In The Art of Logic, Royal Society Science Book Prize nominee Eugenia Cheng shows how anyone c..
'Basic Income is an idea whose time has come, and Guy Standing has pioneered our understanding of it...Standing's analysis is vital' Paul Mason 'Guy Standing has been at the forefront of the movement..
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..
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..
More than ever, the 'body' is today at the centre of radical and institutional politics. Feminist, antiracist, trans and ecological movements all look at the body as a ground of confrontation with the..
When the forces that give our planet life exceed our ability to withstand them, they become disasters.ï¿½ Together they have shaped our cities and architecture, elevated leaders and toppled government..
New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced ..
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..
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..
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 ..
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..
In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth,..
American civilisation's dominance over Europe - and what to do about it 'Civilization' -- a hard term to define. But while every society has a distinctive culture, authentic civilizations must offer t..
A collection of the wildest conspiracies to ever exist, from mind control experiments to lizard people, this book explores, debunks-and sometimes proves-the secret stories that don't quite make it int..
In the last decade Black Americans have gone from exhilaration and hope with the election of Barack Obama to the malaise and fear of the Trump presidency. Both Administrations serve as tacit examples ..
We are living in a time of mind-boggling corruption, but we are also, as it happens, living in a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past two decades, the brave insiders who decide to expose wrongd..
THE CULT OF THE DEAD COW is the story of the oldest, most respected and most famous hacking group of all time. Its members invented the the concept of hacktivism, released both the top tool for cracki..
This book is not a guide. It won't give advice on birth, breastfeeding, or bonding. And it's not aimed solely at parents. Dangerous Ideas about Mothers is a book about motherhood as a cultural constru..
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 ..
Most of us know that we're addicted to texting, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter not because we're stupid or shallow, but because they provide real value in the form of connection, community, affirmati..
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer Viet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences, and the result is The Displaced, a powe..
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..
In the first edition of this groundbreaking book, Maggie Jackson sounded a prescient warning of a looming crisis- the fragmentation of attention that is eroding our abilities to problem-solve, innovat..