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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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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

On Happiness : New Ideas for the Twenty-First Century
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A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited ... read more

When the Facts Change
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For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - strokes, seizures, infections, lobotomies, ... read more

The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
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Mark Forsyth - author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon - reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable ... read more

The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted
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 Essays

The United States military now considers cyberspace as the 'fifth domain' of warfare (alongside land, air, sea and space). The Department of Defense, the NSA and CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes ag... read more

@War
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There's matters of fairness, of manners, of pleasures, of observation. Based on his weekly columns for The Australian that have been published for more than a decade they are stories powerfully told. His writing style is ligh... read more

More Decent Obsessions
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This is a comprehensive anthology of Nora Ephron at her funniest and most acute, here are her writings on journalism, feminism, and being a woman; on the importance of food (with favourite recipes), and on the bittersweet real... read more

The Most of Nora Ephron
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