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100 Posters That Changed The World

Classic posters from the last 300 years and the stories behind them. Posters have always been designed to seek an immediate response. From the time when paper was first affordable, the poster h..

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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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99%: How We've Been Screwed and How to Fight Back

An analysis of the inescapable fact that Generation Y (and subsequent generations) will be poorer than their parents, and how we should pursue other economic paths. A Financial Times Book of..

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Affluence Without Abundance: What We Can Learn from the World's Most Successful Civilisation

`Insightful' YUVAL NOAH HARARI 'Fascinating' SUNDAY TIMES 'Elegant and absorbing' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Profoundly moving' IRISH TIMES What can we learn from the Bushmen? If the success..

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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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Age of Surveillance Capitalism, The

The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller 'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is N..

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All Of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body

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..

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Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present

Imagine it is 2025 and that years earlier, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, a global uprising had birthed a post-Capitalist world in which democracy, equality and justice are truly served...

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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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Aphro-Ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters

In this lively, accessible and provocative collection, Aph and Syl Ko provide new theoretical frameworks on race, advocacy for nonhuman animals and feminism. Using popular culture as a point of refere..

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Art of Logic, The

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..

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Australia Day

'As uncomfortable as it is, we need to reckon with our history. On January 26, no Australian can really look away.' Since publishing his critically acclaimed, Walkley Award-winnin..

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Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation

A beautifully written, deeply provocative inquiry into the intersection of animal and disability liberation and the debut of an important new social critic How much of what we understand of ourse..

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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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Betraying the Nobel: The Secrets and Corruption Behind the Nobel Peace Prize

A revelatory examination of the Nobel Peace Prize-the most prestigious, admired, and controversial honor of our time. The Nobel Prize, regardless of category, has always been surrounded by politi..

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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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Between the World and Me

In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of..

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Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism

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..

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Biased

'Jennifer Eberhardt makes it clear that racism operates at all levels, and it fills me with hope to know that she is fighting it at all levels. More power to you, sister. The world needs you.' BENJAMI..

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Black Like Me

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..

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Black Skin, White Masks

Few modern voices have had as profound an impact as Frantz Fanon. A major influence on civil rights, anti-colonial and black consciousness movements around the world, Black Skin, White Masks is an uns..

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Bunker: Building for the End Times

Since prehistory, bunkers have been built as protection from cataclysmic social and environmental forces, and as places of power and transformation. Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression..

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Busted in New York & Other Essays: with an introduction by Zadie Smith

'[Pinckney] reveals himself to be a skilful chronicler of black experience in literary criticism, reportage and biography' The New York Times In these twenty-five essays, Darryl Pinckney h..

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BWB Text: First Migration

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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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Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

An incendiary personal and cultural investigation of burnout Are you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow still not doing enough? Has the bottom half of your To Do list been locked i..

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Caste: The Lies That Divide Us

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of ..

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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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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. In this acclaimed investigation, Owen Jones explores how the working class has gone from "salt of the earth" to "scum ..

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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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Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance

Is there an alternative to capitalism? In this landmark text Chomsky and Waterstone chart a critical map for a more just and sustainable society. 'Covid-19 has revealed glaring failures and monst..

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Conspiracies Declassified: The Skeptoid Guide to the Truth Behind the Theories

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..

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Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

'Powerful...His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling...They reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud.' - Washington Post 'T..

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Culture Warlords: My Journey into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

"Lavin writes like her hands are on fire, forcing us to take a hard look at our ugliest truths." - Pamela Collof, The New York Times Magazine & Pro Publica Talia Lavin is every fascist'..

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Cynical Theories: How Universities Made Everything About Race, Gender, and Identity - and Why This Harms Everybody

'Exposes the surprisingly shallow intellectual roots of the movements that appear to be engulfing our culture' - Steven Pinker Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist?..

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Decolonizing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodology

From Oceania to North America, indigenous peoples have created storytelling traditions of incredible depth and diversity. The term 'indigenous storywork' has come to encompass the sheer breadth of way..

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Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles

In this highly original and much-needed book, Clare Land interrogates the often fraught endeavours of activists from colonial backgrounds seeking to be politically supportive of Indigenous struggles. ..

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Denial of Death

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 ..

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Dictators

A New Statesman, Financial Times and Economist Book of the Year 'Brilliant' NEW STATESMAN, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Enlightening and a good read' SPECTATOR 'Moving and perceptive' NEW STATES..

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Disability Visibility

According to the last census, one in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some are visible, some are hidden--but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just i..

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Disobey!: A Philiosophy of Resistance

Exploring the philosophy of disobedience The world is out of joint, so much so that disobeying should be an urgent question for everyone. In this provocative essay, Frederic Gros explores the roots of..

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Displaced, The: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

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..

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Doomsday Cults

For hundreds of years seers and prophets have used the Bible's Book of Revelations to whip up hysteria and fear. The last book of the New Testament declares that all but the true believer..

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Draw Your Weapons

'How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperilled world?' In Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defe..

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Empire of Pain: Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

The highly-anticipated portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing. The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institution..

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Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

Male entitlement takes many forms. To sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, bodily autonomy, knowledge, power, even care. In this urgent intervention, philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical n..

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Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women

Male entitlement takes many forms. To sex, yes, but more insidiously to admiration, bodily autonomy, knowledge, power, even care. In this urgent intervention, philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical n..

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Everyone Versus Racism: Letter to My Children

'I just want equality, equality for all of us. At the moment, the scales are unfairly balanced and I just want things to be fair for my children, my grandchildren and future generations.' On 13 June ..

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