• 100-Year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity
    100-Year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity
    ISBN: 9781526622839
    Title: 100-Year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity
    Author: GRATTON LYNDA & SCOTT ANDREW

    *A new edition of the international bestseller (a #1 bestseller in Japan), featuring a new preface*

    Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time?
    Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives- education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse o life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.
    The 100-Year Life is here to help.
    Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
    How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure?
    What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan?
    How can you make the most of your intangible assets o such as family and friends o as you build a productive, longer life?
    In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning?
    Shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and featuring a new preface, The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 30-Second Data Science
    30-Second Data Science
    ISBN: 9781782408925
    Title: 30-Second Data Science
    Author: VITTERT LIBERTY

    30-Second Data Science covers 50 key elements in the field of data-gathering from basic to ethics, explained clearly and concisely.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, & the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park
    Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, & the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park
    ISBN: 9780143134510
    Title: Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, & the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park
    Author: MULVIHILL ANDY & ROSSEN JAKE

    The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son

    Often called "Accident Park," "Class Action Park," or "Traction Park," Action Park was an American icon. Entertaining more than a million people a year in the 1980s, the New Jersey-based amusement playland placed no limits on danger or fun, a monument to the anything-goes spirit of the era that left guests in control of their own adventures--sometimes with tragic results. Though it closed its doors in 1996 after nearly twenty years, it has remained a subject of constant fascination ever since, an establishment completely anathema to our modern culture of rules and safety. Action Park is the first-ever unvarnished look at the history of this DIY Disneyland, as seen through the eyes of Andy Mulvihill, the son of the park's idiosyncratic founder, Gene Mulvihill. From his early days testing precarious rides to working his way up to chief lifeguard of the infamous Wave Pool to later helping run the whole park, Andy's story is equal parts hilarious and moving, chronicling the life and death of a uniquely American attraction, a wet and wild 1980s adolescence, and a son's struggle to understand his father's quixotic quest to become the Walt Disney of New Jersey. Packing in all of the excitement of a day at Action Park, this is destined to be one of the most unforgettable memoirs of the year.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00

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  • Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
    Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
    ISBN: 9781781256855
    Title: Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
    Author: ZUBOFF SHOSHANA

    THE TOP 10 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 Not Enough.
    The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us.The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future?Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits. 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism' is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • All Our Relations: Finding the Path to Healing after Indigenous Genocide
    All Our Relations: Finding the Path to Healing after Indigenous Genocide
    ISBN: 9781925849547
    Title: All Our Relations: Finding the Path to Healing after Indigenous Genocide
    Author: TALAGA TANYA

    The world's Indigenous communities are fighting to live and dying too young. In this vital and incisive work, Tanya Talaga explores intergenerational trauma and the alarming rise of youth suicide.

    From Northern Ontario to Nunavut, Norway, Brazil, Australia, and the United States, the Indigenous experience in colonised nations is startlingly similar and deeply disturbing. It is an experience marked by the violent separation of Peoples from the land, the separation of families, and the separation of individuals from traditional ways of life - all of which has culminated in a spiritual separation that has had an enduring impact on generations of Indigenous children. As a result of this colonial legacy, too many communities today lack access to the basic determinants of health - income, employment, education, a safe environment, health services - leading to a mental health and youth suicide crisis on a global scale. But, Talaga reminds us, First Peoples also share a history of resistance, resilience, and civil rights activism, from the Occupation of Alcatraz led by the Indians of All Tribes, to the Northern Ontario Stirland Lake Quiet Riot, to the Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which united Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island in solidarity.

    All Our Relationsis a powerful call for action, justice, and a better, more equitable world for all Indigenous Peoples.


    'An essential work of nonfiction . . . Through storytelling, on-the-ground reporting, literature surveys, and plenty of statistics, Talaga demonstrates the extent to which Indigenous children continue to live under the full weight of colonial history . . . All children, she writes, 'need to know who their ancestors are, who their heroes and villains are.' InAll Our Relations, Talaga restores that basic right to Indigenous children who have been robbed of it. And the rest of us, as an epigraph from author Thomas King makes clear, no longer have the excuse of saying we haven't heard this story. Talaga alone has told it twice now.' -Quill & Quire

    Praise for Seven Fallen Feathers-
    'An urgent and unshakable portrait of the horrors faced by Indigenous teens going to school in Thunder Bay, Ontario, far from their homes and families . . . Talaga's incisive research and breathtaking storytelling could bring this community one step closer to the healing it deserves.'-Booklist, Starred Review

    Praise for Seven Fallen Feathers-
    'Talaga's research is meticulous and her journalistic style is crisp and uncompromising . . . The book is heartbreaking and infuriating, both an important testament to the need for change and a call to action.' -Publishers Weekly Starred Review

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, & the Myth of Equal Partnership
    All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, & the Myth of Equal Partnership
    ISBN: 9780062861450
    Title: All the Rage: Mothers, Fathers, & the Myth of Equal Partnership
    Author: LOCKMAN DARCY


    Why do men do so little at home? Why do women do so much? Why don't our egalitarian values match our lived experiences?


    Journalist-turned-psychologist Darcy Lockman offers a clear-eyed look at the most pernicious problem facing modern parents--how progressive relationships become traditional ones when children are introduced into the household.


    In an era of seemingly unprecedented feminist activism, enlightenment, and change, data shows that one area of gender inequality stubbornly persists: the disproportionate amount of parental work that falls to women, no matter their background, class, or professional status. All the Rage investigates the cause of this pervasive inequity to answer why, in households where both parents work full-time and agree that tasks should be equally shared, mothers' household management, mental labor, and childcare contributions still outweigh fathers'.


    How, in a culture that pays lip service to women's equality and lauds the benefits of father involvement--benefits that extend far beyond the well-being of the kids themselves--can a commitment to fairness in marriage melt away upon the arrival of children?


    Counting on male partners who will share the burden, women today have been left with what political scientists call unfulfilled, rising expectations. Historically these unmet expectations lie at the heart of revolutions, insurgencies, and civil unrest. If so many couples are living this way, and so many women are angered or just exhausted by it, why do we remain so stuck? Where is our revolution, our insurgency, our civil unrest?


    Darcy Lockman drills deep to find answers, exploring how the feminist promise of true domestic partnership almost never, in fact, comes to pass. Starting with her own marriage as a ground zero case study, she moves outward, chronicling the experiences of a diverse cross-section of women raising children with men; visiting new mothers' groups and pioneering co-parenting specialists; and interviewing experts across academic fields, from gender studies professors and anthropologists to neuroscientists and primatologists. Lockman identifies three tenets that have upheld the cultural gender division of labor and peels back the ways in which both men and women unintentionally perpetuate old norms.


    If we can all agree that equal pay for equal work should be a given, can the same apply to unpaid work? Can justice finally come home?



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Amity & Prosperity: One Family & the Fracturing of America
    Amity & Prosperity: One Family & the Fracturing of America
    ISBN: 9781472268723
    Title: Amity & Prosperity: One Family & the Fracturing of America
    Author: GRISWOLD ELIZA


    *Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction*


    Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating indictment of energy politics in America.


    Stacey Haney, a lifelong resident of Amity, Pennsylvania, is struggling to support her children when the fracking boom comes to town. Like most of her neighbors, she sees the energy companies' payments as a windfall. Soon trucks are rumbling down her unpaved road and a fenced-off fracking site rises on adjacent land. But her annoyance gives way to concern and then to fear as domestic animals and pets begin dying and mysterious illnesses strike her family--despite the companies' insistence that nothing is wrong.


    Griswold masterfully chronicles Haney's transformation into an unlikely whistle-blower as she launches her own investigation into corporate wrongdoing. As she takes her case to court, Haney inadvertently reveals the complex rifts in her community and begins to reshape its attitudes toward outsiders, corporations, and the federal government. Amity and Prosperity uses her gripping and moving tale to show the true costs of our energy infrastructure and to illuminate the predicament of rural America in the twenty-first century.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present
    Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present
    ISBN: 9781847925640
    Title: Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS

    What would a fair and equal society look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author Yanis Varoufakis presents his radical and subversive answer.

    Imagine it is now 2025 and that years earlier, in the wake of the world financial crisis of 2008, a new post-Capitalist society had been born. In this ingenious book, Yanis Varoufakis draws on the greatest thinkers in European culture from Plato to Marx, as well as the great thought-experiments of science fiction, to offer us a dramatic and tantalising glimpse of a brave new world where the principles of democracy, equality and justice are truly embedded in our economy.

    Through the eyes of three characters - a liberal economist, a radical feminist and a left-wing technologist - we come to see what would be needed to forge such a world but also at what cost. This transformative vision forces each of us to confront the profound questions and trade-offs that underpin all societies- how do we balance freedom with fairness? How do we unleash the best that humanity has to offer without opening the door to the worst?

    Another Now offers answers to some of the most pressing questions of today. It also challenges us to consider how far we are willing to go in pursuit of our ideals.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    ISBN: 9780007284870
    Title: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
    Author: GOLDACRE BEN


    Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?


    Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence & Humanity
    Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence & Humanity
    ISBN: 9780141034645
    Title: Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence & Humanity
    Author: PINKER STEVEN

    This acclaimed book by Steven Pinker, author of The Language Instinct and The Blank Slate, argues that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. Extraordinarily, however, Steven Pinker shows violence within and between societies - both murder and warfare - really has declined from prehistory to today. We are much less likely to die at someone else's hands than ever before. Even the horrific carnage of the last century, when compared to the dangers of pre-state societies, is part of this trend. Debunking both the idea of the 'noble savage' and an over-simplistic Hobbesian notion of a 'nasty, brutish and short' life, Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Beyond Coincidence: Stories of Amazing Coincidences & the Mystery & the Mathematics That Lie Behind Them.
    Beyond Coincidence: Stories of Amazing Coincidences & the Mystery & the Mathematics That Lie Behind Them.
    ISBN: 9781785785016
    Title: Beyond Coincidence: Stories of Amazing Coincidences & the Mystery & the Mathematics That Lie Behind Them.
    Author: PLIMMER MARTIN & KING BRIAN

    'A first-rate book' - The Observer Laura Buxton, aged ten, releases a balloon from her garden. It lands 140 miles away in the garden of another Laura Buxton, aged ten. Coincidence? Or something beyond coincidence? Is someone playing snap with our lives? Could it be the hand of God? Or are we, as some scientists have suggested, being granted an insight into a hyper-connected universe whose ubiquitous web-like workings we can only dimly discern? Beyond Coincidence is a celebration of the universe's most beguiling phenomenon, containing more than 250 amazing stories of coincidence. From sympathetic magic to the science of probability, from the vicissitudes of gamblers to the mysterious communions of subatomic particles, this book chases coincidence in all its many guises, analysing how it affects every aspect of our lives and why it means so much to even the most sceptical of us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Bunker Prepping for the Collapse of Civilization
    Bunker Prepping for the Collapse of Civilization
    ISBN: 9780241336014
    Title: Bunker Prepping for the Collapse of Civilization
    Author: GARRETT BRADLEY L


    'Bunker is an extraordinary achievement; a big-thinking, deep-diving, page-turning study of fear, privilege and apocalypse told through the space of the bunker. Garrett has written a gripping, grim, witty work of geography and ethnography, which he completed - with eerie timeliness - in the first weeks of the COVID pandemic. A book about prepping and prognostication, then, which had already foretold its own future' Robert MacFarlane

    Today, the bunker has become the extreme expression of our greatest fears: from pandemics to climate change and nuclear war. And once you look, it doesn't take long to start seeing bunkers everywhere.


    In Bunker, acclaimed urban explorer and cultural geographer Bradley Garrett explores the global and rapidly growing movement of 'prepping' for social and environmental collapse, or 'Doomsday'. From the 'dread merchants' hustling safe spaces in the American mid-West to eco-fortresses in Thailand, from geoscrapers to armoured mobile bunkers, Bunker is a brilliant, original and never less than deeply disturbing story from the frontlines of the way we live now: an illuminating reflection on our age of disquiet and dread that brings it into new, sharp focus.


    The bunker, Garrett shows, is all around us: in malls, airports, gated communities, the vehicles we drive. Most of all, he shows, it's in our minds.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Bunker: Building for the End Times
    Bunker: Building for the End Times
    ISBN: 9781501188558
    Title: Bunker: Building for the End Times
    Author: GARRETT BRADLEY

    A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at "prepper" communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.

    Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves preppers. Millions more prep without knowing it. Bradley Garrett, who began writing this book years before the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, argues that prepping is a rational response to global, social, and political systems that are failing to produce credible narratives of continued stability. Left with a sense of foreboding fueled by disease outbreaks, increasing government dysfunctionality, eroding critical infrastructure, nuclear brinksmanship, and an accelerating climate crisis, people all over the world are responding predictably--by hunkering down.

    For this book, Garrett traveled across four continents to meet those who are constructing panic rooms, building underground backyard survival chambers, stockpiling supplies, preparing go bags, hiding inflatable rafts, rigging mobile "bugout" vehicles, and burrowing deep into the earth. He has returned with a brilliant, original and never less than deeply disturbing story from the frontlines of the way we live now: an illuminating reflection on our age of disquiet and dread that brings our times into new and sharper focus.

    The "bunker," Garrett shows, is all around us: in malls, airports, gated communities, the vehicles we drive. Most of all, he reveals, it's in our minds.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00

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  • Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
    Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
    ISBN: 9780241438107
    Title: Calling Bullshit: The Art of Scepticism in a Data-Driven World
    Author: BERGSTROM CARL T. & WEST JEVIN D

    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, calling bullshit is a noble act.

    Based on their popular, eponymous, course at the University of Washington, professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West catalogue bullshit in its many forms, explaining where bullshit arose in our evolutionary past and why it is ubiquitous today. Calling Bullshitoffers readers the tools to see through the obfuscations, deliberate and careless, that dominate every realm of our lives. In this lively guide Bergstrom, a computational biologist, and West, a statistician, teach us that calling bullshit is crucial to a properly functioning social group, whether it be a circle of friends, a community of academics, or the citizenry of a nation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Caste: The Lies That Divide Us
    Caste: The Lies That Divide Us
    ISBN: 9780241501207
    Title: Caste: The Lies That Divide Us
    Author: WILKERSON ISABEL


    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER


    'Required reading for all of humanity' Oprah Winfrey

    'An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.' Dwight Garner, The New York Times


    'One of the best non-fiction storytellers of our time.' Ibram X. Kendi


    'The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power - which groups have it and which do not'


    Beyond race or class, our lives are defined by a powerful, unspoken system of divisions. In Caste, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson gives an astounding portrait of this hidden phenomenon. Linking America, India and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson reveals how our world has been shaped by caste - and how its rigid, arbitrary hierarchies still divide us today.


    With clear-sighted rigour, Wilkerson unearths the eight pillars that connect caste systems across civilizations, and demonstrates how our own era of intensifying conflict and upheaval has arisen as a consequence of caste. Weaving in stories of real people, she shows how its insidious undertow emerges every day; she documents its surprising health costs; and she explores its effects on culture and politics. Finally, Wilkerson points forward to the ways we can - and must - move beyond its artificial divisions, towards our common humanity.


    Beautifully written and deeply original, Caste is an eye-opening examination of what lies beneath the surface of ordinary lives. No one can afford to ignore the moral clarity of its insights, or its urgent call for a freer, fairer world.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • China in Ten Words
    China in Ten Words
    ISBN: 9780715645512
    Title: China in Ten Words
    Author: HUA YU

    From one of China's most acclaimed writers, his first work of non-fiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the past several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country's meteoric economic rise and social transformation. Framed by ten words or phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world's most populous yet most often misunderstood nation. With Yu Hua's wit, insight and courage, this is a refreshingly candid vision of the 'Chinese miracle' and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a leading writer living in China today. Two of the author's novels were named in the Top Ten most influential books of the decade by Wen Hui Bao, Shanghai's biggest newspaper.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
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  • Civilized to Death The Price of Progress
    Civilized to Death The Price of Progress
    ISBN: 9781451659115
    Title: Civilized to Death The Price of Progress
    Author: RYAN CHRISTOPHER

    The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which "progress" has perverted the way people live: how they eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Clear Bright Future A Radical Defence of the Human Being
    Clear Bright Future A Radical Defence of the Human Being
    ISBN: 9780141986722
    Title: Clear Bright Future A Radical Defence of the Human Being
    Author: MASON PAUL

    How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway? In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defense of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable--through language, innovation and co-operation--of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Colonising Myths: Maori Realities
    Colonising Myths: Maori Realities
    ISBN: 9781869694531
    Title: Colonising Myths: Maori Realities
    Author: MIKAERE ANI

    This book brings together a series of papers by Ani Mikaere that reflect on the effect of Pakeha law, legal processes and teaching on Maori legal thought and practice. She discusses issues such as the ability of Maori to achieve justice when Maori law is marginalised; the need to confront racism in thinking, processes and structures; the impact of interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi; the difficulty of redressing harm to Maori within the Pakeha legal system; and the importance of reinstating tikanga at the heart of Maori legal thinking and practice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Cradle to Cradle
    Cradle to Cradle
    ISBN: 9781784873653
    Title: Cradle to Cradle
    Author: BRAUNGART MICHAEL & MCDONOUGH WILLIAM


    PATTERNED PLANET: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKS


    This book proposes a new vision for modern industry. Instead of our current wasteful and polluting methods of manufacturing, we could be taking nature as a model for making things. With the right redesign, objects that have come to the end of their useful lives should provide the basis for something new. In designing and producing products we need to stop worrying about being 'less bad' and start finding ways of actually being good. Find here a radical manifesto and a plan for our planet in which all waste can be put to good use.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud
    Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud
    ISBN: 9781782397458
    Title: Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud
    Author: MUELLER TOM

    A David-and-Goliath story for our times: the riveting account of the heroes who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful, and showing us the path forward.
    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 wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct - and the citizenry's best defense against government gone bad. They are also forcing us to consider fundamental questions about our democracy, especially the proper balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual rights and corporate power.

    Drawing on relentless original research, including in-depth interviews with more than 200 whistleblowers and the elite coterie of legal trailblazers who have armed them for battle - plus scores of politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts - Crisis of Conscience is a modern-day David-and-Goliath saga, told through a series of riveting cases drawn from Big Pharma, the military, and beyond. Whistleblowers are not only heroes who expose and anatomise corruption and ensure that it is punished usually at enormous cost to themselves - Mueller shows how they are also models we all must think and act more like if our democracy is to survive.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Cynical Theories: How Universities Made Everything about Race, Gender & Identity--& Why This Harms Everybody
    Cynical Theories: How Universities Made Everything about Race, Gender & Identity--& Why This Harms Everybody
    ISBN: 9781800750067
    Title: Cynical Theories: How Universities Made Everything about Race, Gender & Identity--& Why This Harms Everybody
    Author: LINDSAY JAMES A & PLUCKROSE HELEN

    '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? Have you read that certain people shouldn't practise yoga or cook Chinese food? Or been told that being obese is healthy, that there is no such thing as biological sex, or that only white people can be racist?

    In Cynical Theories, Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay document the evolution and the dogma behind these ideas. While acknowledging the need to challenge the complacency of those who think a just society has been fully achieved, Pluckrose and Lindsay break down how this often-radical activist scholarship does far more harm than good, not least to those marginalised communities it claims to champion. They also detail its alarmingly inconsistent and illiberal ethics. Only through a proper understanding of the evolution of these ideas, they conclude, can those who value science, reason and consistently liberal ethics successfully challenge this harmful and authoritarian orthodoxy - in the academy, in culture and beyond.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Death of Truth
    Death of Truth
    ISBN: 9780008312787
    Title: Death of Truth
    Author: KAKUTANI MICHIKO

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason

    We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases.

    How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends--originating on both the right and the left--that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant.

    With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times.

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  • Decadent Society How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success
    Decadent Society How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success
    ISBN: 9781476785240
    Title: Decadent Society How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success
    Author: DOUTHAT ROSS

    From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a "clever and stimulating" (The New York Times Book Review) portrait of how our turbulent age is defined by dark forces seemingly beyond our control.

    Today the Western world seems to be in crisis. But beneath our social media frenzy and reality TV politics, the deeper reality is one of drift, repetition, and dead ends. The Decadent Society explains what happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing--how the combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemates, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline creates a strange kind of "sustainable decadence," a civilizational languor that could endure for longer than we think.

    Ranging from our grounded space shuttles to our Silicon Valley villains, from our blandly recycled film and television--a new Star Wars saga, another Star Trek series, the fifth Terminator sequel--to the escapism we're furiously chasing through drug use and virtual reality, Ross Douthat argues that many of today's discontents and derangements reflect a sense of futility and disappointment--a feeling that the future was not what was promised and that the paths forward lead only to the grave.

    In this environment we fear catastrophe, but in a certain way we also pine for it--because the alternative is to accept that we are permanently decadent: aging, comfortable, and stuck, cut off from the past and no longer confident in the future, spurning both memory and ambition while we wait for some saving innovation or revelations, growing old unhappily together in the glowing light of tiny screens.

    "Full of shrewd insights couched in elegant, biting prose...[this] is a trenchant and stimulating take on latter-day discontents" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and an enlightening diagnosis of the modern condition--how we got here, how long our frustration might last, and how, whether in renaissance or catastrophe, our decadence might ultimately end.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music
    Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music
    ISBN: 9780262537780
    Title: Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music
    Author: DEVINE KYLE

    The hidden material histories of music.
    Music is seen as the most immaterial of the arts, and recorded music as a progress of dematerialization--an evolution from physical discs to invisible digits. In Decomposed, Kyle Devine offers another perspective. He shows that recorded music has always been a significant exploiter of both natural and human resources, and that its reliance on these resources is more problematic today than ever before. Devine uncovers the hidden history of recorded music--what recordings are made of and what happens to them when they are disposed of.


    Devine's story focuses on three forms of materiality. Before 1950, 78 rpm records were made of shellac, a bug-based resin. Between 1950 and 2000, formats such as LPs, cassettes, and CDs were all made of petroleum-based plastic. Today, recordings exist as data-based audio files. Devine describes the people who harvest and process these materials, from women and children in the Global South to scientists and industrialists in the Global North. He reminds us that vinyl records are oil products, and that the so-called vinyl revival is part of petrocapitalism. The supposed immateriality of music as data is belied by the energy required to power the internet and the devices required to access music online. We tend to think of the recordings we buy as finished products. Devine offers an essential backstory. He reveals how a range of apparently peripheral people and processes are actually central to what music is, how it works, and why it matters.



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  • Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, & the Drug Company That Addicted America
    Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, & the Drug Company That Addicted America
    ISBN: 9781788549424
    Title: Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, & the Drug Company That Addicted America
    Author: MACY BETH

    An instant New York Times and indie bestseller, Dopesick is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: "a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency" (New York Times) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it
    In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.
    Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death.
    Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families.
    "An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications."--Jennifer Latson, The Boston Globe



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    Price: $25.00

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  • Draw Your Weapons
    Draw Your Weapons
    ISBN: 9781925498622
    Title: Draw Your Weapons
    Author: SENTILLES SARAH

    A single book might not change the world. But this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world--and that makes all the difference.
    -How to live in the face of so much suffering? What difference can one person make in this beautiful, imperfect, and imperiled world?-
    Through a dazzling combination of memoir, history, reporting, visual culture, literature, and theology, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defense of life lived by peace and principle. It is a literary collage with an urgent hope at its core: that art might offer tools for remaking the world.
    In Draw Your Weapons, Sentilles tells the true stories of Howard, a conscientious objector during World War II, and Miles, a former prison guard at Abu Ghraib, and in the process she challenges conventional thinking about how war is waged, witnessed, and resisted. The pacifist and the soldier both create art in response to war: Howard builds a violin; Miles paints portraits of detainees. With echoes of Susan Sontag and Maggie Nelson, she investigates images of violence from the era of slavery to the drone age. In doing so, Sentilles wrestles with some of our most profound questions: What does it take to inspire compassion? What impact can one person have? How should we respond to violence when it feels like it can't be stopped?
    Draw Your Weapons stirs and confronts, disturbs and illuminates. A single book might not change the world, but this lucid, radiant, and utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world--and that makes all the difference.
    Advance praise for Draw Your Weapons
    -With a stunning weave of ideas and images, Sarah Sentilles shows us the world we've broken, and she shows us how soldiers, prisoners, artists, thinkers--all of us--are, piece by piece, repairing it. Fearless, stirring, rhythmic, this book pulses with energy and is full of insights, dark yet ultimately hopeful.---Nick Flynn, author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
    -Draw Your Weapons is as much about peace as it is about war; it is as much about life as it is about death. Sarah Sentilles, with her passionate, clear-eyed prose and her brilliant, generous mind, confronts us with the realities of standing idly by in a world that urgently needs voices of peace and reconciliation. She puts real faces on the stories we hear all the time in the news and forget about. The stories in this book--about violence and love and endurance and vulnerability--are unforgettable, and they are very much the stories of our time. You will be riveted, educated, implicated, and changed by this book.---Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World
    -This is a beautiful, harrowing, and moving collage that portrays the making of art as a powerful response to making war. Every reader will feel profoundly changed by it.---Alice Elliott Dark, author of In the Gloaming

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Emergency Sex & Other Desperate Measures: True Stories from a War Zone
    Emergency Sex & Other Desperate Measures: True Stories from a War Zone
    ISBN: 9780091908867
    Title: Emergency Sex & Other Desperate Measures: True Stories from a War Zone
    Author: CAIN KENNETH ET AL

    It's the early 1990s and three young people are looking to change their lives, and perhaps also the world. Attracted to the ambitious global peacekeeping work of the UN, Andrew, Ken and Heidi's paths cross in Cambodia, from where their fates are to become inextricably bound.Over the coming years, their stories interweave through countries such Rwanda, Bosnia, Somalia and Haiti - war-torn, lawless places where the intervention of the UN is needed like nowhere else. Driven by idealism, the three struggle to do the best they can, caught up in an increasingly tangled web of bureaucracy and ineffectual leadership. As disillusionment sets in, they attempt to keep hold of their humanity through black humour, revelry and 'emergency sex'.Brutal and moving in equal measure, Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures) explores pressing global issues while never losing a sense of the personal. Deeply critical of the West's indifference to developing countries and the UN's repeated failure to intervene decisively, the book provoked massive controversy on its initial publication. Kofi Annan called for the book to be banned, and debate was sparked about the future direction of the UN. Brilliantly written and mordantly funny, it is a book that continues to make waves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline
    Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline
    ISBN: 9781472142979
    Title: Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline
    Author: BRICKER DARRELL & IBBITSON JOHN

    From the authors of the bestselling The Big Shift, a provocative and groundbreaking argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape.

    & & & & For half a century, statisticians, pundits, and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary population will soon overwhelm the earth's resources. But a growing number of experts are sounding a different kind of alarm. Rather than growing exponentially, they argue, the global population is headed for a steep decline.
    & & & & Throughout history, depopulation was the product of catastrophe: ice ages, plagues, the collapse of civilizations. This time, however, we're thinning ourselves deliberately, by choosing to have fewer babies than we need to replace ourselves. In much of the developed and developing world, that decline is already underway, as urbanization, women's empowerment, and waning religiosity lead to smaller and smaller families. In Empty Planet, Ibbitson and Bricker travel from South Florida to Sao Paulo, Seoul to Nairobi, Brussels to Delhi to Beijing, drawing on a wealth of research and firsthand reporting to illustrate the dramatic consequences of this population decline--and to show us why the rest of the developing world will soon join in.
    & & & & They find that a smaller global population will bring with it a number of benefits: fewer workers will command higher wages; good jobs will prompt innovation; the environment will improve; the risk of famine will wane; and falling birthrates in the developing world will bring greater affluence and autonomy for women. But enormous disruption lies ahead, too. We can already see the effects in Europe and parts of Asia, as aging populations and worker shortages weaken the economy and impose crippling demands on healthcare and social security. The United States is well-positioned to successfully navigate these coming demographic shifts--that is, unless growing isolationism and anti-immigrant backlash lead us to close ourselves off just as openness becomes more critical to our survival than ever before.
    & & & & Rigorously researched and deeply compelling, Empty Planet offers a vision of a future that we can no longer prevent--but one that we can shape, if we choose.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • End of Policing
    End of Policing
    ISBN: 9781784782924
    Title: End of Policing
    Author: VITALE ALEX S.

    The problem is not overpolicing, it is policing itself. Why we need to defund the police and how we get there.
    Recent weeks have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in combination. The core of the problem must be addressed: the nature of modern policing itself.


    This book attempts to spark public discussion by revealing the tainted origins of modern policing as a tool of social control. It shows how the expansion of police authority is inconsistent with community empowerment, social justice-- even public safety. Drawing on groundbreaking research from across the world, and covering virtually every area in the increasingly broad range of police work, Alex Vitale demonstrates how law enforcement has come to exacerbate the very problems it is supposed to solve.


    In contrast, there are places where the robust implementation of policing alternatives--such as legalization, restorative justice, and harm reduction--has led to a decrease in crime, spending, and injustice. The best solution to bad policing may be an end to policing.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Extra Time: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World
    Extra Time: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World
    ISBN: 9780008295172
    Title: Extra Time: 10 Lessons for an Ageing World
    Author: CAVENDISH CAMILLA


    'An inspirational call to arms' DAILY MAIL


    'This book is so sensible, so substantially researched, so briskly written, so clear in its arguments, that one wishes Baroness Cavendish was still whispering into the prime ministerial ear' THE TIMES


    'A thoughtful handbook to help societies age gracefully' FINANCIAL TIMES


    'This bold, visionary book is a wake-up call to governments. It is a wake-up call to us all' SUNDAY TIMES


    From award-winning journalist, Camilla Cavendish, comes a profound analysis of one of the biggest challenges facing the human population today.


    The world is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and over will outnumber children aged five and under. But our systems are lagging woefully behind this new reality. In Extra Time, Camilla Cavendish embarks on a journey to understand how different countries are responding to these unprecedented challenges.


    Travelling across the world in a carefully researched and deeply human investigation, Cavendish contests many of the taboos around ageing. Interviewing leading scientists about breakthroughs that could soon transform the quality and extent of life, she sparks a debate about how governments, businesses, doctors, the media and each one of us should handle the second half of life. She argues that if we take a more positive approach, we should be able to reap the benefits of a prolonged life. But that will mean changing our attitudes and

    using technology, community, even anti-ageing pills, to bring about a revolution.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Factfulness: The Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World & Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    Factfulness: The Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World & Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    ISBN: 9781473637498
    Title: Factfulness: The Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World & Why Things Are Better Than You Think
    Author: ROSLING HANS ;ROSLING OLA; ROSLING RONNLUND ANN


    'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA

    The perfect Christmas gift: a message of hope for our troubled times.


    *the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * an Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Irish Times bestseller * Audio bestseller * Guardian bestseller *


    ---Longlisted for the 2018 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year---



    '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" as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.' MELINDA GATES


    Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.


    When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers.


    In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective.


    It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most.


    Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
    Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
    ISBN: 9781786076533
    Title: Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World
    Author: LITTLE AMANDA

    We need to produce more food. With water and food shortages already being felt in some parts of the world, this might sound like an insurmountable challenge, but all is far from lost. You may not have heard about it, but the sustainable food revolution is already under way.
    Amanda Little unveils startling innovations from the front lines around the world- farmscrapers, cloned cattle, meatless burgers, edible insects, superbananas and microchipped cows. She meets the most creative and controversial minds changing the face of modern food production, and tackles fears over genetic modification with hard facts. The Fate of Food is a fascinating look at the threats and opportunities that lie ahead as we struggle to feed ever more people in a changing world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • First Stone: 25th Anniversary Edition
    First Stone: 25th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9781760784881
    Title: First Stone: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Author: GARNER HELEN

    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 residential college. The First Stone has been reviled and revered. At the time of publication, its author was both vilified and lionised by readers. Now, when Garner has achieved the status of one of our most respected literary icons, this story is no less sharp, no less relevant, and no less divisive. 'This is writing of great boldness. . . an intense, eloquent and enthralling work.' - The Australian 'This was never going to be an easy book to write, its pages are bathed in anguish and self-doubt, but suffused also with a white-hot anger.' - Good Weekend'Garner has ensured one thing: the debate about sexual harassment . . . will now have a very public airing. And it will have it in the language of experience to which all women and men have access.' - The Age 'Travelling with Garner along the complex paths of this sad story is, strangely enough, enjoyable. The First Stone [is] a book worth reading for its writing...' - The Sydney Morning Herald

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Food or War
    Food or War
    ISBN: 9781108712903
    Title: Food or War
    Author: CRIBB JULIAN

    Ours is the Age of Food. Food is a central obsession in all cultures, nations, the media, and society. Our future supply of food is filled with risk, and history tells us that lack of food leads to war. But it also presents us with spectacular opportunities for fresh human creativity and technological prowess. Julian Cribb describes a new food system capable of meeting our global needs on this hot and overcrowded planet. This book is for anyone concerned about the health, safety, affordability, diversity, and sustainability of their food - and the peace of our planet. It is not just timely - its message is of the greatest urgency. Audiences include consumers, 'foodies', policymakers, researchers, cooks, chefs and farmers. Indeed, anyone who cares about their food, where it comes from and what it means for them, their children and grandchildren.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity
    For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity
    ISBN: 9781250196248
    Title: For the Love of Men: A New Vision for Mindful Masculinity
    Author: PLANK LIZ


    A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For The Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved.


    In 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned. Men grow up being told that boys don't cry and dolls are for girls (a newer phenomenon than you might realize--gendered toys came back in vogue as recently as the 80s). They learn they must hide their feelings and anxieties, that their masculinity must constantly be proven. They must be the breadwinners, they must be the romantic pursuers. This hasn't been good for the culture at large: 99% of school shooters are male; men in fraternities are 300% ( ) more likely to commit rape; a woman serving in uniform has a higher likelihood of being assaulted by a fellow soldier than to be killed by enemy fire.


    In For the Love of Men, Liz offers a smart, insightful, and deeply-researched guide for what we're all going to do about toxic masculinity. For both women looking to guide the men in their lives and men who want to do better and just don't know how, For the Love of Men will lead the conversation on men's issues in a society where so much is changing, but gender roles have remained strangely stagnant.


    What are we going to do about men? Liz Plank has the answer. And it has the possibility to change the world for men and women alike.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Fully Automated Luxury Communism A Manifesto
    Fully Automated Luxury Communism A Manifesto
    ISBN: 9781786632630
    Title: Fully Automated Luxury Communism A Manifesto
    Author: BASTANI AARON

    Fully Automated Luxury Communism promises a radically new left future for everyone. New technologies will liberate us from work, providing the opportunity to build a society beyond both capitalism and scarcity. Automation, rather than undermining an economy built on full employment, is instead the path to a world of liberty, luxury and happiness. Solar power will deliver the energy that we need, while asteroid mining will deliver the necessary resources, allowing us to end the devastation of our environment. Innovations in AI, gene editing, food technology will leads us to new ways of living better lives.
    In his first book, radical political commentator Aaron Bastani conjures a new politics- a vision of a world of unimaginable hope, highlighting how we move to energy abundance, feed a world of nine billion, overcome work, transcend the limits of biology and build meaningful freedom for everyone. Rather than a final destination, such a society heralds the beginning of history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • General Theory of Love
    General Theory of Love
    ISBN: 9780375709227
    Title: General Theory of Love
    Author: LEWIS THOMAS

    Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. The result is an original, lucid, at times moving account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being. A General Theory of Love draws on the latest scientific research to demonstrate that our nervous systems are not self-contained: from earliest childhood, our brains actually link with those of the people close to us, in a silent rhythm that alters the very structure of our brains, establishes life-long emotional patterns, and makes us, in large part, who we are. Explaining how relationships function, how parents shape their child's developing self, how psychotherapy really works, and how our society dangerously flouts essential emotional laws, this is a work of rare passion and eloquence that will forever change the way you think about human intimacy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Geography of Thought: How Asians & Westerners Think Differently - & Why
    Geography of Thought: How Asians & Westerners Think Differently - & Why
    ISBN: 9781529309416
    Title: Geography of Thought: How Asians & Westerners Think Differently - & Why
    Author: NISBETT RICHARD E.


    'The most influential thinker, in my life, has been the psychologist Richard Nisbett. He basically gave me my view of the world.'
    -Malcolm Gladwell


    "One of the world's leading thinkers" Daily Telegraph

    When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish. Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians.


    As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field.


    By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic; it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behaviour.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas For A Fairer World
    Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas For A Fairer World
    ISBN: 9781925700879
    Title: Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas For A Fairer World
    Author: SCULLY JESS

    It's hard to be excited about the future right now. Climate change is accelerating; inequality is growing; politics is polarised; institutions designed to protect us are strained; technology is disrupting the world of work. We need to upgrade the operating systems of our society. Jess Scully asks, What can we do? The answer is- plenty! All over the world, people are refusing the business-as-usual mindset and putting humans back into the civic equation, reimagining work and care, finance and government, urban planning and communication, to make them better and fairer for all.
    Meet the care workers reclaiming control in India and Lebanon, the people turning slums into safe havens in Kenya and Bangladesh, and champions of people-powered digital democracy in Iceland and Taiwan. There are radical bankers funding renewable energy in the USA and architects redesigning real estate in Australia, new payment systems in Italy and the Philippines that keep money in local communities, and innovators redesigning taxation to cut pollution and incentivise creative solutions.
    Glimpses of Utopia is a call for optimism. Humans everywhere are rising up to confront our challenges with creativity, resilience and compassion. Harnessing technology and imagination, we can reshape our world to be fair and sustainable. This book shows us how.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
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