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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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In this urgent essay, George Megalogenis argues that Australia risks becoming globalisation's next and most unnecessary victim. The next shock, whenever it comes, will find us with ... read more

Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal. Quarterly Essay # 61
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A short, 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 an... read more

Speaking Out: A 21st-Century Handbook for Women and Girls
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THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
 
'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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A humorous and philosophical trip through life, from the New York Times-bestselling author of Travels with Epicurus. As a young college student studying philosop... read more

Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it - Wisdom from the Great Philosophers on How to Live
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How did an American immigrant without a college education go from Venice Beach t-shirt vendor to television's most successful producer? How did a timid pastor's so... read more

Storyteller's Secret: From Ted Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don't
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In Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is t... read more

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
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The full inside story of the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO, one of the most ambitious feats in scientific history. Travel around the world 100 billion times. A strong gravitational wave will b... read more

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
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The full inside story of the detection of gravitational waves at LIGO, one of the most ambitious feats in scientific history. Travel around the world 100 billion times. A strong gravitational wave will b... read more

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
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The highly anticipated follow-up to the sensational bestseller Quiet - empowering introverted children, teens and young adults
Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation with Quiet: The Power of In... read more

Quiet Power : The Secret Strenghts of Introverts
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Irresistible illustrations of authors and the charming, wise and hilarious things they say at their readings. At every book reading Kate Gavino attends, she hand-letters the event's ... read more

Last Night's Reading - Illustrated Encounters with Extraordinary Authors
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In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his house in Camb... read more

Latest Readings: Clive James
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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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What happened to the European mind between 1605, when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of the natural order that ghosts co... read more

The Age of Genius - The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
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"In The Art of Reading, philosopher Damon Young delights in the pleasures of this intimate pursuit through a rich sample of literature: from Virginia Woolf's diaries to Batman comics. He writes with honesty and humour about the b... read more

The Art of Reading
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From the author of the international bestseller Future Files comes the one book you need to read to prepare for the world of tomorrow. On most measures that matter, we've never had it so good. Ph... read more

Digital vs Human - How We'll Live, Love, and Think in the Future
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Nothing inflames the language gripers like a misplaced disinterested, an illogical irregardless, a hideous operationalisation. To purists these are 'howlers' and 'non-words', fit only for scorn. But in the... read more

Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English
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Unforbidden Pleasures is the dazzling new book from Adam Phillips, author of Missing Out and Going Sane Adam Phillips takes Oscar Wilde as a springboard for a deep dive into the meanings and importance of the Unforbidden, fro... read more

Unforbidden Pleasures
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'Whom to marry and when will it happen - these two questions define every woman's existence.' So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her ... read more

Spinster - Making a Life of Ones Own
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