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From the man who won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2014 and married a human statue comes a book of weird and wonderful psychological science from the far-flung corners of human experience. Richard ... read more

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Last year was a 'red year' - massacres and beheadings, fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of foreign policy and military strategy. We saw the rise of ... read more

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Part of the TED series: Judge This! First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how strongly we feel. This is especially true when it comes to design. And... read more

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Down, down ...In hardware, petrol, merchandise, liquor and above all in groceries, Coles and Woolworths now jointly rule Australia's retail landscape. On average, every man, woman an... read more

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David Gonski, businessman, philanthropist and patron of the arts, is one of Australia's most successful people, whose name has passed into the language as the author of the Gonski report into education funding. In th... read more

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Author: Atul Gawande
Category:

 Philosophy

Awards:New York Times Bestseller Washington Post 10 Best Books of 2014 Apple iBooks 10 Best of 2014 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2014 NPR Best Books of 2014

From the international bestselling author of Better, Complications and The Checklist Manifesto, a revolutionary and emotionally searing account of death, dying and medicine.
In Being Mortal, ... read more

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Europe is ready to explode. Where will the explosion take place and what will the damage be? This major new book from the bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman presents a bold and prov... read more

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'There are many ways to get sick, many ways to crumble and crash. We are hearts and lungs and kidneys and skin, blood vessels, liver and brain. And we are so much more than this ...' In this essential... read more

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What is happiness, and how does the pursuit of happiness shape our lives? Happiness appears to be a simple emotion, individual and pleasurable, yet the problems associated with happiness in politics, e... read more

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A central bond, a cherished value, a unique relationship, a profound human need, a type of love. What is the nature of friendship, and what is its significance in our lives? How has friendship changed since the ancient Greeks began to ... read more

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From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Richis the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money. Star... read more

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Taken from award-winning writer Lorrie Moore's debut short story collection Self-Help (1985), How To Become a Writer is a wryly witty deconstruction of tips for aspiring writers, told in vignettes by a self-a... read more

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In 2011 Sy Montgomery wrote a feature for Orion magazine entitled 'Deep Intellect' about her friendship with a sensitive, sweet-natured octopus named Athena and the grief she felt ... read more

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In the follow-up to his inspiring bestseller The Case for Working with Your Hands, Matthew Crawford examines daily life as a whole - doing the shopping, sharing a meal, going to the park. He asks: with ever-increasing demands ... read more

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This is the groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality and why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it - now expanded and fully updated. Tod... read more

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Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? To answer these questions, anthropolo... read more

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It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. When Adam Smith wrote that... read more

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Traditional methods of diplomacy are fast becoming antiquated. Secrecy, pomp and elitism may have dictated diplomatic strategy of the Cold War era, but in a digitised twenty-fir... read more

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Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Category:

 Essays

Series:Writers on Writers

When facing a moral dilemma, Isabel Dalhousie - Edinburgh philosopher, amateur detective, and title character of a series of novels by best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith - often refers to the great twentieth-century... read more

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Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads and examines the work of writers who h... read more

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