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Move Fast and Break Things

The question isn't who's going to let me: it's who is going to stop me. "A powerful argument for reducing inequality and revolutionizing how we use the web for the benefit of the many rather than..

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Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

'My book of the year. It's personal, historical, political, and it speaks to where we are now. This is the book I've been waiting for - for years' Benjamin Zephaniah 'A potent combination of auto..

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New Power

Power is changing. Once held by the few, it was hoarded and jealously guarded, like currency. But the technological revolution of the past two decades has made possible a new form of power, one..

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Next Great Migration: The Story of Movement on a Changing Planet, The

'A dazzlingly original picture of our relentlessly mobile species' NAOMI KLEIN 'Fascinating . . . Likely to prove prophetic in the coming months and years' OBSERVER 'A dazzling tour through ..

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Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm

An incisive follow-up to the Sunday Times bestseller White Fragility asserting that it is white progressives who are responsible for inflicting the most daily harm on people of colour Racism is n..

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No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics

**The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy'As accessible as it is brilliant' Owen Jones'A genuine page turner' Michelle Alexan..

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No Visible Bruises: What we don't know about domestic violence can kill us

AN ESQUIRE AND NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. An award-winning journalist's exploration of the domestic violence epidemic, and how to combat it. An average of 137 women are killed by famil..

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Notes from an Apocalypse:  Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back

From the prize-winning author of To Be a Machine - meet the men and women preparing for the end of the world In the remote mountains of Scotland, in high-tech bunkers in South Dakota and in the l..

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On Connection

Beneath the surface we are all connected . . . This is a meditation on the power of creative connection. Drawing on twenty years' experience as a writer and performer, Kae Tempest explores how an..

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On Fascism

An expert on American authoritarianism offers a searing rebuke to the exceptional narrative that dominates our understanding of US history. In 12 lessons, On Fascism exposes the divisive rhetoric, str..

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On Nationalism

I remain in the curious position of disliking, distrusting, disapproving and fearing nationalism wherever it exists . . . but recognising its enormous force, which must be harnessed for progress if po..

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Open: The Story of Human Progress

Humanity's embrace of openness is the key to our success. The freedom to explore and exchange - whether it's goods, ideas or people - has led to stunning achievements in science, technology and cultur..

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Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It

'Immensely learned and ambitious...seam-bursting eclecticism and polymathic brio... This is by any standards a significant book and its author deserves high praise.' Literary Review ..

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Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origins of America's Opioid Epidemic

Every catastrophe has a beginning. For the opioid crisis in America, the seed was a drug called OxyContin. First hailed as a miracle drug for severe pain in the early 1990s, OxyContin wen..

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Paradise Built In Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, A

The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an or..

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Paradox of Choice, The: Why More Is Less, Revised Edition

In the spirit of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock, a social critique of our obsession with choice, and how it contributes to anxiety, dissatisfaction and regret. This paperback includes a new preface from..

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People Like Us: What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain

'Hashi Mohamed powerfully exposes the alienating and segregating effect of social immobility in this country. Beautifully written, People Like Us makes a deeply personal case for a world in which anyb..

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Pornography of Meat, The

For 30 years, since the publication of her landmark book The Sexual Politics of Meat, Carol J. Adams and her readers have continued to document and hold to account the degrading interplay of language..

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Power of Ethics: How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World, The

In today's world, ethics can be complicated and its boundaries blurred. Should businesses go beyond their legal obligations? Should a radical thinker with an extremist following be invited to defend..

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Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare 3e

Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare has established itself as the essential text to prepare students for the wide-ranging challenges they will face in today's human service sector. This new thi..

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Privacy is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data

'An essential guide to one of the most pressing modern issues.' HANNAH FRY'Essential reading for those of us who click 'agree' ten times a day.' JONATHAN WOLFFAs surveillance creeps into every corner ..

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Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

Why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments-and why we can't see it One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number almost certainly would be h..

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Pure Invention: How Japan's Pop Culture Conquered the World

'Amazingly well researched, fabulously informative and an awful lot of fun. If you love Japanese culture or are just curious to know more I can't recommend this book highly enough' Jonathan Ross ..

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Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

A bold, honest and unflinching look at the way we talk and think about rape. From Title IX cases on campus, to #metoo and #timesup, rape is a definitive issue at the heart of feminism, and lately, it'..

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Read This if You Want to Be YouTube Famous

So you want to be a YouTuber, but your videos only get a handful of views and your fan base just doesn't seem to grow? How come you haven't made it big yet? Read This If You Want To Be YouTube Famous ..

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Resist! How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Resist! is the indispensable how-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully sto..

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Retreat: How the Counterculture invented Wellness

The counterculture of the Sixties and the Seventies is remembered chiefly for music, fashion, art, feminism, computing, black power, cultural revolt and the New Left. But arguably more important than ..

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Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers' Rights

How the law harms sex workers--and what they want instead Do you have to endorse prostitution in order to support sex worker rights? Should clients be criminalized, and can the police deliver justic..

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Ruby Princess

In the early hours of Thursday 19 March 2020, the luxury cruise liner Ruby Princess docked at Sydney's Circular Quay, the gateway to Australia. Hours later, 2700 passengers disembarked. Yet in th..

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Science of Hate: How prejudice becomes hate and what we can do to stop it

At what point does prejudice become hate crime? Hate crimes are spiraling to an all-time high on both sides of the Atlantic, with minorities experiencing the largest increase in hostility towards..

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Second Mountain:  Quest for a Moral Life

Are you on your first or second mountain? Is life about yourself or others? Are you self-improving or committed? Mainstream culture teaches us that human beings pursue our self-interest - money, ..

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See What You Made Me Do

At the office of Safe Steps, Victoria's dedicated 24/7 family violence response call centre, phone counsellors receive a call every three minutes. Many women are repeat callers- on average, they will ..

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Sensoria: Thinkers for the Twentieth-First Century

As we face the compounded crises of late capitalism, environmental catastrophe and technological transformation, who are the thinkers and the ideas who will allow us to understand the world we live in..

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Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death

What if we could have babies without having to bear children, eat meat without killing animals, have the perfect sexual relationship without compromise or choose the time of our painless death? T..

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Sex: Lessons From History

Sex, for the entirety of human history, has never been about reproduction. Statistically speaking, only one out of every one thousand sexual acts between a man and a woman will result in a pregnancy. ..

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Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember, The

'Boldly reactionary...What looks like feast, Carr argues, may be closer to famine' - Sunday Times 'Chilling' - The Economist In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues..

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Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

Nicholas Carr's bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and..

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Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

From the bestselling author of "No Logo", Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism" cracks open the secret history of our era to look at how from a privileged few are making ..

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So You Want to Talk About Race

n So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privileg..

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Social Photo: On Photography and Social Media, The

With the rise of the smart phone and social media, cameras have become ubiquitous, infiltrating nearly every aspect of social life. The glowing camera screen is the lens by which many of us apprehend ..

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Speaking of Race

From a scholar of communication comes a guide to healing our fractured discourse on race and racism by infusing the topic with more constructive and enriching dialogue. It's happened t..

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Species That Changed Itself: How Prosperity Reshaped Humanity, The

Other species adapt to their environments; we alone create ours. Over generations, we have remade the world to suit ourselves - using improved knowledge and technology to confront the traditional scou..

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Stop Reading the News

STOP READING THE NEWS is a vital toolkit for managing the upsetting coronavirus news cycle and finding equilibrium and calm at a time of chaos and uncertainty In 2013 Rolf Dobelli stood in ..

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Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything

*** "An ideal tour guide for your journey into the depths of the rabbit hole that is QAnon, and even shows you a glimmer of light at the exit." - Cullen Hoback, director of HBO's Q: Into th..

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Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

What would make a society drain its public swimming baths and fill them with concrete rather than opening them to everyone? Political researcher Heather McGhee sets out across America to learn why whi..

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Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy
Ten Types of Human: A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

'This book is the one. Think Sapiens and triple it.' - Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected We all have ten types of human in our head. They're the people we become when we face life's ..

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The Future of Difference: Beyond the Toxic Entanglement of Racism, Sexism and Feminism

The Future of Difference theorises contemporary regimes of power as engaged primarily in the violent production of difference. In this moment, the logic of 'other and rule' thoroughly permeates the so..

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Them: Adventures with Extremists

With an introduction by Russell Brand My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers o..

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Thinking, Fast & Slow

The "New York Times" Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, "Thinking Fast and Slo..

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This Chair Rocks


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