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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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2062: The World that AI Made

'We've had the run of planet earth for the last few hundred thousand years- this amazing blue green dot, revolving around a rather typical star on a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way. We owe it to our..

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30-Second Anthropology: The 50 most important ideas in the study of being human, each explained in half a minute

Who are we? What is it about our species that sets us apart from every other living creature, past and present, on this planet? These are perennially compelling questions about human evolution and dev..

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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 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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Almighty Dollar

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 ..

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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

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

"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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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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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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Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't

Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world. But strong feelings make it more difficult to see the reality behind the..

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Autumn of the Moguls

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SHOCKING NEW BOOK SHAKING US POLITICS: FIRE AND FURY, INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITEHOUSEA riveting, barnstorming, thrilling ride through the loud, lively and all-embracing world of the..

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Basic Income: And How We Can Make it Happen

'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..

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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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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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Biased

'Jennifer Eberhardt gives us the opportunity to talk about race in new ways, ultimately transforming our thinking about ourselves and the world we want to create.' Michelle Alexander, author of The Ne..

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Big Questions: What is New Zealand's Future?

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 ..

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Bit Rot

Bit Rot is a gem of the digital age. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix ...you can't stop with just one. 'Bit rot' is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital fil..

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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

'I can't really think of another writer who so consistently and bravely keeps thinking and talking and learning and trying to make the world better' Caitlin Moran Smart and provocative, witty and..

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Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults

LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2018 'A blast, in all senses' Financial Times Smart and provocative, this collection of Laurie Penny's writing establishes her as one of the most urgent and v..

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

'Eye-opening' Susan Cain, author of Quiet 'Important, timely and beautifully written' Adam Atler, author of Irresistible Inequality makes us feel poor and act poor, even when we're not. It affe..

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Button Box: Lifting the Lid on Women's Lives

I used to love the rattle and whoosh of my grandma's buttons as they scattered from their Quality Street tin. An inlaid wooden chest the size of a shoe box holds Lynn Knight's button collection. This ..

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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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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 of a Liquid Society

Umberto Eco was an international cultural superstar. A celebrated essayist as well as novelist, in this, his last collection, he explores many aspects of the modern world with irrepressible curiosity ..

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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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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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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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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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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

We are far less free than we like to think. In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez exposes the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives and the myths on which they depend. Exploring the lottery of ou..

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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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Curing Affluenza

Affluenza is the empty sense we feel when our wasteful consumerist lifestyle leaves us dissatisfied and unfulfilled. How can we cure ourselves of this strikingly modern affliction? According to Richar..

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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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Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days

A brilliant, funny and heartbreaking account of people in formerly Communist countries who are nostalgic for how they used to live.For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welc..

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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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