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Distribution of Settlement: Appropriation and Refusal in Australian Literature and Culture

The Distribution of Settlement is an important milestone in the ongoing conversation between settler and Indigenous literary histories. In its examination of Indigenous opacity and refusal, this book ..

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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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Drone

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we'r..

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Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline

**A SUNDAY TIMES MUST-READ** 'Riveting and vitally important' - Steven Pinker 'A gripping narrative of a world on the cusp of profound change' - Anjana Ahuja, New Statesman ..

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Factfulness (Illustrated)

The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition 'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work o..

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World

'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" ..

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Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years There is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as "diseased" and a burden on t..

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First Move, The: Break the Dating Rules to Find a Bigger Love and Better Life

'Sheryl Sandberg was right: the single most important career decision a woman makes is her choice of life partner. Brooks ignites that conversation for a new generation.' JAMILA RIZVI 'Being the ..

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First Stone: 25th Anniversary Edition, The

In the autumn of 1992, two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party. The man they accused was the head of their co-ed..

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Flip, The: Who You Really Are and Why It Matters

Why do we know so much more about the cosmos than our own consciousness? Are there limits to the scientific method? Why do we assume that only science, mathematics and technology reveal truth? Th..

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Foot Work: What Your Shoes Are Doing to the World

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR SHOES COME FROM? DO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY GO WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH THEM? In 2018, 66.3 million pairs of shoes were manufactured across the world every single..

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Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World

It is short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. It is the winner of the Jerwood Prize. It is a constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives. We are increasi..

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Freakonomics

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From Here to Eternity

As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. With c..

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Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility

A comprehensive philosophy of contemporary life and politics, by one of the sharpest critics of the presentWe live in an age of impotence. Stuck between global war and global finance, between identity..

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Gender Explorers: Our Stories of Growing Up TRANS and Changing the World

'I believe that children who are questioning and exploring their gender are the gender bosses that we all so desperately need. I believe that they are our future.' In this life-affirming, hearten..

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Genesis: The Deep Origin of Societies

Of all species that have ever existed on earth, only one has reached human levels of intelligence and social organisation- us. Why? In Genesis, celebrated biologist Edward O. Wilson traces the great t..

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Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence

This new, revised edition incorporates significant advances in neurobiological research over the past decade, and includes a new introduction by Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, a leading researcher in the fie..

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Girls & Sex - Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

A generation gap has emerged between parents and their daughters. Mothers and fathers have little idea about the pressures and expectations they face or how they feel about them. Drawing on in-depth i..

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Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World

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Golf Ball

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of g..

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Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics

A psychiatrist and psychedelic researcher explores the science of connection--why we need it, how we've lost it, and how we might find it again. We are suffering from an epidemic of disconnection..

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Goodness Paradox: How Evolution Made Us Both More and Less Violent, The

'A fascinating new analysis of human violence, filled with fresh ideas and gripping evidence from our primate cousins, historical forebears, and contemporary neighbours' - Steven Pinker 'A brilli..

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Groupthink

In Groupthink, his final book, the late, eminent journalist and bestselling author Christopher Booker seeks to identify the hidden key to understanding much that is disturbing about the world today. ..

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Guest House for Young Widows: Among the  women of ISIS

An intimate, deeply reported account of the women who made a shocking decision- to leave their comfortable lives behind and join the Islamic State. In early 2014, the Islamic State clinched its c..

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Hey! Listen!: A journey through the golden era of video games

Equal parts hilarious and informative, HEY! LISTEN! should be in every gamer's library. - Lucy James, (Gamespot) An informative, accessible romp through the early years of the games ..

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

We all define ourselves by our profession - at least to some extent. But what if our job was demeaning, poorly paid, and tedious? Cracking open Britain's divisions - immigrant/British, North/South, ur..

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Hivemind: The New Science of Tribalism in Our Divided World

Cavanagh brings you along on her journey through an exquisite collection of scholarly knowledge and empirical insight to ground both your mind and your gut. From zombies to bees, moral panics to con..

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Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists

What do the attacks in London Bridge, Manchester and Westminster have in common with those at the Charlie Hebdo offices, the Finsbury Park Mosque attack and multiple US shootings? They wer..

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How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the Twenty-First Century

In 1997, Frank Furedi published a book called Culture of Fear. It was widely acclaimed as perceptive and prophetic. Now Furedi returns to his original theme, as most of what he predicted has come true..

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How Fear Works: Culture of Fear in the Twenty-First Century

In 1997, Frank Furedi published a book called Culture of Fear. It was widely acclaimed as perceptive and prophetic. Now Furedi returns to his original theme, as most of what he predicted has come true..

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How Innovation Works

'Ridley is spot-on when it comes to the vital ingredients for success' Sir James Dyson Building on his bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how ..

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and he..

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How To Be an Antiracist

**NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Could hardly be more relevant ... it feels like a light switch being flicked on' OWEN JONES Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist. In t..

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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics

'It's as if we made entering gothic cathedrals illegal, or museums, or sunsets!' When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might..

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How to Live in the City

Building a relationship with a city is a lot like building a relationship with another person - just as cities can be intoxicating, generous and inspiring, so they can also be dangerous, fickle and im..

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How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship

'This is essential' Margaret Atwood on Twitter `She's one of the most acute and perceptive analysts of the furtive growth of fascism. Everyone should know about this' Philip Pullman ..

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How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design for a Digital Age

John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent thinkers on technology and design, and in How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimagin..

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I object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent

A visual history of dissent, told through objects that challenge authority, published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum co-curated by the satirist Ian Hislop Challenging authorit..

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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  REESE'S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK  From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how wh..

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In Defence of Political Correctness

Individual rights cannot always take precedence over collective, social responsibility. Without self-moderation, parks, streets, school-yards, public transport, waiting rooms, shops and restaurants wo..

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In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings

In Praise of Disobedience draw on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his greatest works in prose the year he came into maturity as an artist. Befor..

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Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall

Indecent Advances is a skilful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the often-coded portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. New York University prof..

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Inner Level, The

Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett's The Spirit Level, now published in more than twenty languages, has been one of the most influential non-fiction books published in the last decade, showing conclus..

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Introducing Cultural Studies: Graphic Guide

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Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts

Taking a truly global perspective, this textbook presents concepts, theories and applications from the field of intercultural communication in a lively and easy-to-follow style. Covering all the essen..

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Introducing Sociology: A Graphic Guide

Sociology is interested in the ways people shape the society they live in, and the ways society shapes them. Simply, it is the study of what modern society is and how it functions. In the series' inim..

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Is Masculinity Toxic?: A primer for the 21st century

In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the upsurge in feminist and men's rights activism, traditional masculinity has become a topic of impassioned debate. But what exactly do we mean by `masculinity'..

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Journey to Prison: Who Goes and Why?

Celia Lashlie's Journey to Prison was a huge success in 2002. In it, she told the story of the media furore that erupted when she made her now-famous statement: 'There is a blond, angelic-faced five-y..

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k-punk: The Collected and Unpublished Writings of Mark Fisher (2004-2016)

A comprehensive collection of the writings of Mark Fisher (1968-2017), whose work defined critical writing for a generation. This comprehensive collection brings together the work of acclaimed bl..

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