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"In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in the woodland. Much like human families, tree paren... read more

The Hidden Life of Trees
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During the twentieth century, humankind has managed to do the impossible: we have brought famine, plague and war under control. Today, more people die from obesity than from starvation; more people die from old ag... read more

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
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Notes on the exodus of refugees from Syria, by Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan. With illustrations from Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty. In January 2016 Richard Flanagan and Ben Quilty travelled to Lebanon, Greece, and... read more

Notes on an Exodus
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Don Watson on the 2016 US presidential election.
Don Watson travels to the USA at the height of the 2016 presidential election and gives a firsthand account from the campaign trail. Hilarious and perceptive, this is a brilliant insight into one of the most remarkable elections of recent times."

Quarterly Essay 63 - Enemy Within American Politics in the Time of Trump
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In 1991 Andrew Solomon rode a tank into Red Square in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the coup after Gorbachev's resignation. In 2002 he was in Afghanistan f... read more

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years
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Britain's culinary Moses brings us the new foodie rules to live by, celebrating what and how we eat. The Ten Commandments may have had a lot going for them, but they don't offer those of us located in the 21st Century much... read more

The Ten (Food) Commandments
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In a world that so often challenges us with bewildering events, TimCostello explores the notion of faith and how we all need to believe insomething, no matter what our religious background. F... read more

Faith: Embracing Life in All its Uncertainty, Beauty and Mystery
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Charlotte Wood's online journal The Writer's Room has become essential reading for writers at all stages of their careers, and also pure reading pleasure for booklovers everywhere. Charlotte's interviews with a wide range of well-... read more

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The Writer's Room
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I pedal over to Kensington just after dark. As I roll along the lane towards the railway underpass, a young Asian woman on her way home from the station walks out of the tunnel towards me. After she passes there’s a stillne... read more

Everywhere I Look
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'A monumental achievement: profoundly personal, told with love, anger and great precision' - John le Carre When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a l... read more

East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
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 Science

Awards:Shortlisted for Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016.

The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the q... read more

The Gene - An Intimate History
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An accessible and practical handbook for women on speaking out safely and confidently.
Worldwide, less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female and men ... read more

Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls
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Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is resp... read more

The Kingdom of Speech
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New York Times bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive breathes new life into Bertrand Russell’s classic work, In Praise of Idleness, with a magical package that includes BTG’s new introduction, biog... read more

In Praise of Idleness - A Timeless Essay
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In Our Turn, Kirstine Stewart, Twitter's VP of North American media partnerships - and recently named as one of Canadian Business's Power 50 of 2016 list because she 'helps women discover their leadership potential' - draws on her extens... read more

Our Turn
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'Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option...Unmissable' New York Times
At the age of thirty-... read more

When Breath Becomes Air
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"In this book of brief essays, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the... read more

Ethics in the Real World
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A fresh, thought-provoking and wide-ranging study of how mankind uses its hands Why do zombies walk with their arms outstretched? How can newborn babies grip an adult finger tightly enough to dangle unsupported from i... read more

Hands What we do With them and Why
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A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature - many of which have b... read more

Known and Strange Things
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"I am completely an elitist, in the cultural but emphatically not the social sense. I prefer the good to the bad, the articulate to the mumbling, the aesthetically developed to the merely primitiv... read more

The Spectacle of Skill Selected Writings of Robert Hughes
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