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Words & Ideas

Veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce used to think of invasive species as evil interlopers spoiling pristine 'natural' ecosystems. Most conservationists would agree. But what if tradition... read more

The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will be Nature's Salvation
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Newly available in paperback, Dan Fagin's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution is environmental reporting at its best. The true story of a small town ravaged by industria... read more

Toms River : A Story of Science and Salvation
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Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of ... read more

Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable and What We Can Do About it
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Are you having a good day, enjoying the here and appreciating all that you have? Or Are you stressed, anxious and worrying about the future? Join renowned vegetarian chef, Rose Eliot OBE, and a divers... read more

I Met a Monk: Eight Weeks to Love, Happiness and Freedom
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One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it ... read more

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed - Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
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Are standards of English alright - or should that be all right? To knowingly split an infinitive or not to? And what about ending a sentence with preposition, or for that matter beginning one ... read more

Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage
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In Out of Time, leading thinker Lynne Segal examines her life and surveys the work and lives of other writers and artists to explore the pleasures and perils of growing old. Following in the footsteps of ... read more

Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
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Polly Vernon, Grazia columnist, Times feature writer, the artist formerly known as The Observer's Cocktail Girl provides us with a new perspective on feminism.
HOT FEMINIST is a trip through... read more

Hot Feminist: Modern Feminsm With Style Without Judgement
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A Short Introduction to Climate Change provides a clear, balanced and well documented account of one of the most important issues of our time. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and... read more

A Short Introduction to Climate Change
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Inspired by NASA projections and recorded history, Pastor John Hagee shows direct connections between four blood-moon eclipses and major world events. ... read more

Four Blood Moons
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This book discusses a subject of particular resonance today when belief - religious and otherwise - can shape the modern world. Complex theories are brought to life by Grayling's skill and accessible style. ... read more

Scepticism and the Possibility of Knowledge
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The idea of evolution is the most life-changing concept to have emerged in modern times, but most people know of it only in fragments. The evolution of the universe, of planet Earth, of life and of human culture is a truly bre... read more

From the Big Bang to God
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How to engage unbelievers with intelligence and imaginationThroughout history there have been great and articulate defenders of the faith. But with the new challenges of scientific atheism we se... read more

Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers and Skeptics Find Faith
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What makes Greek and Roman literature great? How has classical literature influenced Western culture? What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other? Richard Jenkyns is emeritus Professor of the Classical Tradition and... read more

Classical Literature
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The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world’s most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org’s 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocki... read more

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress
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 Essays

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Liam Pieper's made some poor life choices, but he's (usually) meant well. He's tried to write important stories, fight racial prejudice and rescue traumatised puppies. And he's ended up with life-threatening infesta... read more

Mistakes Were Made: Penguin Special
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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

Flashpoints: the Emerging Crisis in Europe
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In She's Having a Laugh, 25 of the funniest women in Australia write about life, love and laughter. Their stories are irreverent, intimate and - most of all - often hilarious. They reflect on why... read more

She's Having a Laugh - 25 of Australia's Funniest Women on Life
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Sudhir Hazareesingh's How the French Think is a warm yet incisive exploration of the French intellectual tradition, and its exceptional place in a nation's identity and lifestyle. Why ... read more

How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People
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INTERCEPT is the previously untold - and previously highly classified - story of the melding of technology and espionage. Gordon Corera's compelling narrative, rich with historical details and characte... read more

Intercept: The Secret History of Computers and Spies
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