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Words & Ideas

This is a witty, elegant enquiry into the art of persuasion. Rhetoric is nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the ins... read more

You Talkin' To Me?: The Art of Persuasion from Aristotle to Obama
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In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade. At the heart of the Obergefell v Hodges case is a story of law and love and a promise made to a dying man ... read more

Love Wins
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Nophoto
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A feminist and environmental justice classic, with a new introduction by Vandana Shiva" Extraordinary in the ease of its global and historical scopes and the clarity of its arguments." --"Women's Review of B... read more

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development
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Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century? This ambitious and groundbreaking book provides the first synthesis of historical, philosophical and sociological insights needed to address this question in a thoughtful and creative manner.

Humanity 2.0 : What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future
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Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
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'Gossip of a higher sort' was how the incomparable John Updike described the art of the review. Here then is the last collection of his best, most dazzling gossip. Influential reviews of Toni Morrison, John le Carre... read more

Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism
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 Essays

Series:Best American Essays (Paperback)

Edited by the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Edwidge Danticat, author of "Brother, I Am Dying, " this classic collection of essays showcases the year's best.

The Best American Essays 2011
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In his new book, Transit of Venus, 1631 to the Present, Dr Nick Lomb - an astronomer at the Sydney Observatpry and the author of the Australian Sky Guide - has produced what may be his most timely publication to dat... read more

Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present
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 Philosophy

Series:Big Ideas Simply Explained

All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature "The Psychology Book" clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How do... read more

The Psychology Book (Big Ideas)
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The world in 2050 will be radically different from today. Northern countries - notably Canada, Russia and Scandinavia - will rise at the expense of southern ones. Places like New Zealand, Argentina and interior Brazil wi... read more

The New North : The World in 2050
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The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a questi... read more

The Big Questions: God
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 Philosophy

Series:The School of Life

There is no simple set of instructions that can guarantee sanity, but if you want to overcome emotional difficulties and become happier, psychotherapist Philippa Perry argues that there are four cornerstones to sanity... read more

How to Stay Sane: The School of Life
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Have you ever wondered how French women live life on their own terms? They seem to have conquered the modern world, with all its pressures and conflicting signals, while many of us else... read more

What French Women Know: About Love, Sex and Other Matters of Heart and Mind
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This magical book is a totally original collection that features gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic ... read more

The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe (HB)
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Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? This title explores the secrets of inspiration. It identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies.

Where Good Ideas Come from: The Seven Patterns of Innovation
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Quarterly Essay is a trailblazing Australian journal of politics and culture. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words, followed by correspondence on previous essays.

Quarterly Essay 47 - Political Animal: David Marr on Tony Abbott
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In this buoyant blend of memoir, cultural history, sports psychology, and travel writing, an award-winning journalist and writer shares her enduring love for swimming. "Swim" is a celebration of swimming and the effect it ha... read more

Swim: Why We Love the Water
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In this landmark work, NEW YORKER columnist James Surowiecki explores a seemingly counter-intuitive idea that has profound implications. Decisions taken by a large group, even if the individuals within the group aren't smart, are... read more

The Wisdom of Crowds
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