- 100 Things They Don't Want You to KnowISBN: 9781848669123
Title: 100 Things They Don't Want You to Know
Author: SMITH DANIEL
Who was the Mothman? What caused the death of the Bordens? Who assassinated JFK? And what was the true meaning of the 'WOW' signal? Daniel Smith, author of "100 Places You Will Never Visit," sets out to uncover the truth behind 100 unexplained events that have been shrouded in secrecy for generations. Under his investigative searchlight are mysterious landmarks, disappearances at sea, legendary myths, astonishing coincidences, UFOs, missing people and bizarre natural phenomena.
Ranging from suspicious deaths (Black Dahlia) to suspected murderers (Jack the Ripper) and from ancient artifacts (Tarim Mummies) to Cold War cover-ups (Lost Cosmonauts), via documents that remain untranslatable (Voynich Manuscript), debated icons of religion (Shroud of Turin), and puzzling paranormal appearances (Marfa Lights), Daniel Smith leaves no stone unturned in his quest to expose the bare facts and reveal the truth amongst the tales that have gripped curious minds for years.
Also includes: Bermuda Triangle, Red Rain, Collapse of the Mayan Civilisation, Spontaneous Combustion, Whereabouts of Nazi Gold, Disappearance of Jean Spangler, Severed Feet of British Columbia, Shakespeare's Dark Lady, Shugborough Inscription, Stonehenge, Loch Ness Monster, The Flying Dutchman, Lewis Carroll's Lost Diaries, and the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
Format: Trade paperback
- 100-Year Life: Living & Working in an Age of LongevityISBN: 9781472936240
Title: 100-Year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity
Author: GRATTON LYNDA & SCOTT ANDREW
What will "your" 100-year life look like?
Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time?
Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.
"The 100-Year Life" is here to help.
Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
. How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure?
. What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan?
. How can you make the most of your intangible assets such as family and friends as you build a productive, longer life?
. In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning?
"The 100-Year Life" is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one."
Format: Trade paperback
- 24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of SleepISBN: 9781781683101
Title: 24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep
Author: CRARY JONATHAN
"24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep" explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life.
Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.
- 25 Things You Need to Know about the FutureISBN: 9781849016971
Title: 25 Things You Need to Know about the Future
Author: BARNATT CHRISTOPHER
The essential book for understanding the challenges and technologies that will shape the next few decadesHow will we live in the future? And what will the human race become? Will we nurture designer babies, be served by intelligent robots, have personal 3D printers, and grow products on the vine using synthetic biology? Or will shortages of oil, fresh water and other natural resources constrain our lifestyles and lead to industrial decline?In this fascinating guide, futurist Christopher Barnatt examines 25 known challenges and technologies that will help shape the next few decades. From Peak Water to vertical farms, nanotechnology to augmented reality, and electric cars to space travel, a startling picture is painted of future possibilities that no individual or business will be able to ignore.Highlighting life-changing research and innovation from over 250 companies, universities and non-profit organizations around the globe, 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future is a startling, frightening and powerful blueprint for anybody who wants to future gaze or future shape.
- 30 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living: A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your LifeISBN: 9780133092561
Title: 30 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living: A Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life
Author: ELDER LINDA & PAUL RICHARD W.
Think better, live better: master powerful critical thinking skills for making smarter decisions throughout your life! 30 days of critical thinking 'daily workouts' for uncovering lies, gaining personal insight, and becoming a smarter, more effective decision-maker. Completely redesigned, easier to use, and expanded with 5 new days of workouts: even more powerful techniques for improving your life. New illustrations and diagrams help readers link critical thinking to their personal and business lives. Better critical thinking can transform your life and help you improve every decision you make! Now, in just 30 days, master specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices in every area of your life -- from work and money to intimate relationships. World-renowned critical thinking experts Dr. Linda Elder and Dr. Richard Paul show how to overcome poor thinking habits caused by self deception or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you really want... recognize what you don't know... ask better questions... resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you're told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, even your family... avoid worrying, conformism, and blame. Each day, readers focus on a specific thinking habit, learning practical strategies for achieving results and keeping a journal of daily progress. Expanded, improved, and easier to use, this new Revised and Expanded editon offers today's most complete and practical plan for using critical thinking to build a better life. It includes:••Five new 'days' of critical thinking workouts, with even more powerful 'life improvement' ideas.•New illustrations and diagrams that clarify the relevance of critical thinking in real life. A practical new introduction to the world-renowned Paul-Elder Framework for Critical Thinking, and much more
- 32 Stops: The Central LineISBN: 9781846145605
Title: 32 Stops: The Central Line
Author: DORLING DANNY
Geographer Danny Dorling tells the stories of the people who live along The 32 Stops of the Central Line to illustrate the extent and impact of inequality in Britain today - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with PenguinAlso available in a boxset'Geographer royal by appointment to the left' Simon JenkinsDanny Dorling is Professor for the Public Understanding of Social Science at Sheffield University. He is the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Award of the Geographical Association and the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society. He has advised government and the Office for National Statistics on matters relating to the census. His previous books include So You Think You Know About Britain? and Fair Play.
- 64 Things You Need to Know Now for ThenISBN: 9781444728620
Title: 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then
Author: HAMMERSLEY BEN
- A to Z of Modern MannersISBN: 9780857983671
Title: A to Z of Modern Manners
Author: MEAGHER DAVID
Some clear guidelines to navigate a rapidly changing world
Change is now constant. The world is faster than ever before. The way we live and interact with one another has changed significantly. Social media is all-pervasive. Everyone from the author's 85 year-old mother to his 13 year-old niece is using it in some way. Misbehave on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social networking site and the evidence and influence of your post lives in perpetuity. Today it s perfectly acceptable to text the boss and let him or her know you are sick, or need leave, or whatever else is happening. In fact, waste the boss's time with a phone call? You wouldn't do it Man about town of impeccable manners and intuition David Meagher, in warm and witty prose, shares with us the guidelines for co-existing and working in a stylish and harmonious manner."
- AbundanceISBN: 9781451614213
Author: DIAMANDIS PETER H & KOTLER STEVENWe will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions of people. This book is an antidote to pessimism by tech-entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler. Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing-fast. The authors document how four forces-exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion-are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic road map for governments, industry, and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.Examining human need by category-water, food, energy, health care, education, and freedom-Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, and many, many others.
- Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You ThinkISBN: 9781451616835
Title: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
Author: DIAMANDIS PETER H & KOTLER STEVEN
Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge-this is a book about how we rise to meet& it.
Providing abundance is humanity's grandest challenge-this is a book about how we rise to meet& it.
We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism by tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler.&
Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing-fast.& The authors document how four forces-exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion-are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and& lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
Examining human need by category-water,& food,& energy,& healthcare, education, freedom-Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, among many, many others.&
- Acts of LoveISBN: 9780864735652
Title: Acts of Love
Author: PEARCE SUSAN
- Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a BoreISBN: 9781616143893
Title: Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore
Author: BERGER PETER
- Aerotropolis The Way Well Live NextISBN: 9780141035222
Title: Aerotropolis The Way Well Live Next
Author: KASARDA JOHN & LINDSAY GREG
'Throw out your old atlas. The new version is here' Walter Kirn, author of Up in the AirFrom Dubai to Amsterdam, Memphis to South Korea, a new phenomenon is reshaping the way we live and transforming the way we do business: the aerotropolis.A combination of giant airport, planned city and business hub, the aerotropolis will be at the heart of the next phase of globalization. Drawing on a decade's worth of cutting-edge research, John Kasarda and Greg Lindsay offer a visionary look at how the metropolis of the future will bring us together - and how to make the most of this opportunity.
Format: Trade paperback
- AffluenzaISBN: 9780091900113
Author: JAMES OLIVER
There is currently an epidemic of ""affluenza"" throughout the world an obsessive, envious keeping-up-with-the-Joneses mentality that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, author and psychologist Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why. He discovered how, despite very different cultures and levels of wealth, affluenza is spreading. Cities he visited include Sydney, Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York and Shanghai. In each place he interviewed groups of people to try to find out not only why this is happening, but also how one can increase one's emotional immune system. He asks: Why do so many people want what they don't have, despite being richer and freer from traditional restraints than ever before? In asking this question, he uncovers the way to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what we have. In other words, how to be successful and stay sane.
- Against AusterityISBN: 9780745333281
Title: Against Austerity
Author: SEYMOUR RICHARD
Five years into capitalism's deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture: why are the rich still getting away with it? Why is protest so ephemeral? Why does the left appear to be marginal to political life?In an analysis which challenges our understanding of capitalism, class and ideology, Richard Seymour shows how 'austerity' is just one part of a wider elite plan to radically re-engineer society and everyday life in the interests of profit, consumerism and speculative finance.But Against Austerity is not a gospel of despair. Seymour argues that once we turn to face the headwinds of this new reality, dispensing with reassuring dogmas, we can forge new collective resistance and alternatives to the current system. Following Brecht, Against Austerity argues that the good old things are over, it's time to confront the bad new ones.
- Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Our New RenaissanceISBN: 9781472936370
Title: Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Our New Renaissance
Author: GOLDIN IAN; KUTARNA CHRIS
The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact-and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how.
Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others-and make us all more vulnerable to one another.
Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That's why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we're headed.
To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we've been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery.
Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish-if we learn from the first.
- Age of InnocenceISBN: 9780099511281
Title: Age of Innocence
Author: WHARTON EDITH
Edith Wharton's novel reworks the eternal triangle of two women and a man in a strikingly original manner. When about to marry the beautiful and conventional May Welland, Newland Archer falls in love with her very unconventional cousin, the Countess Olenska. The consequent drama, set in New York during the 1870s, reveals terrifying chasms under the polished surface of upper-class society as the increasingly fraught Archer struggles with conflicting obligations and desires. The first woman to do so, Edith Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize for this dark comedy of manners which was immediately recognized as one of her greatest achievements.
- Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex WorldISBN: 9780198728245
Title: Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World
Author: RAMALINGAM BEN
Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the new science" of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, moreappropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century."
- Air Guitar: Essays on Art & DemocracyISBN: 9780963726452
Title: Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy
Author: HICKEY DAVE
The 23 essays (or "love songs") that make up the now classic volume Air Guitartrawl a "vast, invisible underground empire" of pleasure, through record stores, honky-tonks, art galleries, jazz clubs, cocktail lounges, surf shops and hot-rod stores, as restlessly on the move as the America they depict. Air Guitarpioneered a kind of plain-talking in cultural criticism, willingly subjective and always candid and direct. A valuable reading tool for art lovers, neophytes, students and teachers alike, Hickey's book--now in its third edition--has galvanized a generation of art lovers, with new takes on Norman Rockwell, Robert Mapplethorpe, Stan Brakhage, Andy Warhol and Perry Mason. In June 2009, Newsweekvoted Air Guitarone of the top 50 books that "open a window on the times we live in, whether they deal directly with the issues of today or simply help us see ourselves in new and surprising ways," and described the book as "a seamless blend of criticism, personal history, and a deep appreciation for the sheer nuttiness of American life." Dave Hickey(born 1939) is one of today's most revered and widely read art writers. He has written for Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforumand Vanity Fairamong many others.
- All That Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, & What We Can Do about ItISBN: 9780141978192
Title: All That Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, & What We Can Do about It
Author: DORLING DANNY
Looks at the UK's dangerous relationship with housing - and how it's all going to come crashing down. In this book, this book argues that housing is the defining issue of our times.
- All That is Solid: The Great Housing DisasterISBN: 9781846147159
Title: All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster
Author: DORLING DANNY
Housing was at the heart of the financial collapse, and our economy is now precariously reliant on the housing market. In this groundbreaking new book, Danny Dorling argues that housing is the defining issue of our times. Tracing how we got to our current crisis and how housing has come to reflect class and wealth in Britain, All That Is Solid radically shows that the solution to our problems - rising homelessness, a generation priced out of home ownership - is not, as is widely assumed, building more homes. Inequality, he argues, is what we really need to overcome.
- Alla Fine Del Mondo: To the Ends of the Earth: A History of Italian Migration to the Wellington RegionISBN: 9780473204648
Title: Alla Fine Del Mondo: To the Ends of the Earth: A History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region
Author: ELENIO PAUL & CLUB GARABALDI STAFF
- America in Retreat: The New Isolationism & the Coming Global DisorderISBN: 9781591846628
Title: America in Retreat: The New Isolationism & the Coming Global Disorder
Author: STEPHENS BRET
In a brilliant book that will elevate foreign policy in the national conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens makes a powerful case for American intervention abroad.
In December 2011 the last American soldier left Iraq. "We're leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq," boasted President Obama. He was proved devastatingly wrong less than three years later as jihadists seized the Iraqi city of Mosul. The event cast another dark shadow over the future of global order-a shadow, which, Bret Stephens argues, we ignore at our peril.
America in Retreat identifies a profound crisis on the global horizon. As Americans seek to withdraw from the world to tend to domestic problems, America's adversaries spy opportunity. Vladimir Putin's ambitions to restore the glory of the czarist empire go effectively unchecked, as do China's attempts to expand its maritime claims in the South China Sea, as do Iran's efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. Civil war in Syria displaces millions throughout the Middle East while turbocharging the forces of radical Islam. Long-time allies such as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, doubting the credibility of American security guarantees, are tempted to freelance their foreign policy, irrespective of U.S. interests.
Deploying his characteristic stylistic flair and intellectual prowess, Stephens argues for American reengagement abroad. He explains how military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan was the right course of action, foolishly executed. He traces the intellectual continuity between anti-interventionist statesmen such as Henry Wallace and Robert Taft in the late 1940s and Barack Obama and Rand Paul today. And he makes an unapologetic case for Pax Americana, "a world in which English is the default language of business, diplomacy, tourism, and technology; in which markets are global, capital is mobile, and trade is increasingly free; in which values of openness and tolerance are, when not the norm, often the aspiration."
In a terrifying chapter imagining the world of 2019, Stephens shows what could lie in store if Americans continue on their current course. Yet we are not doomed to this future. Stephens makes a passionate rejoinder to those who argue that America is in decline, a process that is often beyond the reach of political cures. Instead, we are in retreat-the result of faulty, but reversible, policy choices. By embracing its historic responsibility as the world's policeman, America can safeguard not only greater peace in the world but also greater prosperity at home.
At once lively and sobering, America in Retreat offers trenchant analysis of the gravest threat to global order, from a rising star of political commentary.
- Ampersand #3 the FadeISBN: 9771837651000
Title: Ampersand #3 the Fade
- Ampersand #4ISBN: 8529517536243
Title: Ampersand #4
- Apocalypse CultureISBN: 9780922915057
Title: Apocalypse Culture
Author: PARFREY ADAM (ED)
"Apocalypse Culture is compulsory reading for all those concerned with the crisis of our times. An extraordinary collection unlike anything I have ever encountered. These are the terminal documents of the twentieth century."--J.G. Ballard
- Art of Conversation for Children Box of Cards GameISBN: 9780980345537
Title: Art of Conversation for Children Box of Cards Game
Author: LAMB KEITH & HOWLAND LOUISE
Turn off the screens and enjoy communication ... The Art of Conversation Game (Children's Edition) is the perfect way for youngsters to become great communicators, learn about other people and better understand themselves - all as they enjoy great times and strengthen bonds with family and friends. Everyone wins!
Format: Boxed Set
- Art of Conversation: Or, What to Say. & WhenISBN: 9781848541665
Title: Art of Conversation: Or, What to Say. & When
Author: BLYTH CATHERINE
Every day we use our mobiles and computers to communicate, but ironically we are losing touch with face-to-face talk. Catherine Blyth reveals the endless possibilities of conversation and shows that when it works it can come close to heaven. With examples from El izabeth I to Tommy Cooper, courtesans to nomads, The Art of Conversationis full of tips on listening, the perfect handshake, talking shop and surviving conversational bores. Be it sharing a joke with a stranger, sparking a new idea or just letting off steam with a friend, there are infinite adventures to be had if you break the ice and say hello . . .
- Art of Non Conformity Set Your Own Rules Live the Life You Want and Change the WorldISBN: 9780399536106
Title: Art of Non Conformity Set Your Own Rules Live the Life You Want and Change the World
Author: GUILLEBEAU CHRIS
- Art of ShoppingISBN: 9781907794186
Title: Art of Shopping
Author: SCAMMELL-KATZ SIEMON
- Ash in the Belly: India's Unfinished Battle Against HungerISBN: 9780143419587
Title: Ash in the Belly: India's Unfinished Battle Against Hunger
Author: MANDER HARSH
"Ash in the Belly" is a penetrating account of men, women and children living with hunger, illuminated by their courage in trying to cope and survive. It is simultaneously an investigation into the political economy of hunger, whereby one in every two children is malnourished, despite the creation of wealth and economic growth. Mander critically examines the increasing economic inequalities, the range of State failures, and public indifference, in general, and brings out how they have contributed to creating this grim situation. While doing so, he argues passionately for the passage of a universal right to food law, which guarentees food to all persons, not as state benevolence but as legal entitlement.
Compelling and insightful, this book reminds us that the right to food with dignity is indeed the right to life.
- At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated edISBN: 9780857521385
Title: At Home: A Short History of Private Life Illustrated ed
Author: BRYSON BILL
What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable.
And where did all these normal activities take place?
This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to the Eiffel Tower, from scurvy to body-snatching,from bedbugs to the Industrial Revolution, and just about everything else that has ever happened, resulting in one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live.
- Atlas of Human Migration Global Patterns of People on the MoveISBN: 9781849711500
Title: Atlas of Human Migration Global Patterns of People on the Move
Author: KING, BLACK, COLLYER, FIELDING, SKELDON
Migration has provided millions with an escape route from poverty or oppression, ensuring the survival, even prosperity, of individuals and their families. New currents of human migration, triggered by ethnic cleansing or climate change or economic need, are appearing all the time and immigration has become one of today's most contested issues. This compelling new atlas maps contemporary migration against its crucial economic, social, cultural and demographic contexts. Drawing on data from one of the largest concentrations of migration research, the atlas traces the story of migration from its historical roots through the economic and conflict imperatives of the last 50 years to the causes and effects of flight today.Issue covered include: "" Refugees and asylum seekers"" Diasporas"" Remittances"" The 'brain drain'"" Trafficking "" Student, retirement and return migration
- Attention to Detail: A Woman's Guide to Professional Appearance and ConductISBN: 9781936909025
Title: Attention to Detail: A Woman's Guide to Professional Appearance and Conduct
Author: GREENLEAF CLINTON T III & SCHAEFER STEFANI
Now in its fifth edition, this second book in the Attention to Detail series is the sister publication to Attention to Detail: A Gentleman's Guide to Professional Appearance and Conduct. Like the first, it covers the basics of grooming, proper business attire, interviewing, and business etiquette-from a woman's perspective.
- Authentic TM: Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand CultureISBN: 9780814787144
Title: Authentic TM: Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture
Author: BANET-WEISER SARAH
Brands are everywhere. Branding is central to political campaigns and political protest movements; the alchemy of social media and self-branding creates overnight celebrities; the self-proclaimed greening of institutions and merchant goods is nearly universal. But while the practice of branding is typically understood as a tool of marketing, a method of attaching social meaning to a commodity as a way to make it more personally resonant with consumers, Sarah Banet-Weiser argues that in the contemporary era, brands are about culture as much as they are about economics. That, in fact, we live in a brand culture. Authentic maintains that branding has extended beyond a business model to become both reliant on, and reflective of, our most basic social and cultural relations. Further, these types of brand relationships have become cultural contexts for everyday living, individual identity, and personal relationships what Banet-Weiser refers to as brand cultures. Distinct brand cultures, that at times overlap and compete with each other, are taken up in each chapter: the normalization of a feminized self-brand in social media, the brand culture of street art in urban spaces, religious brand cultures such as New Age Spirituality and Prosperity Christianity, and the culture of green branding and shopping for change. In a culture where graffiti artists loan their visions to both subway walls and department stores, buying a cup of fair-trade coffee is a political statement, and religion is mass-marketed on t-shirts, Banet-Weiser questions the distinction between what we understand as the authentic and branding practices. But brand cultures are also contradictory and potentially rife with unexpected possibilities, leading Authentic to articulate a politics of ambivalence, creating a lens through which we can see potential political possibilities within the new consumerism. "
Format: Trade paperback
- Avengers & Philosophy Earths Mightiest ThinkersISBN: 9781118074572
Title: Avengers & Philosophy Earths Mightiest Thinkers
Author: IRWIN WILLIAM & WHITE MARK D ED
<b>An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth′s Mightiest Heroes</b><p>Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history′s most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics′ all-star superhero team.</p><ul><li>Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of <i>The Avengers</i></li><li>Deepens your appreciation both of <i>The Avengers</i> comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation</li><li>Answers the philosophical questions you′ve always had about Earth′s Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero?</li><li>Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team-Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others</li></ul><p>This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you′ve followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them.</p>
- Baby BoomISBN: 9781611855586
Title: Baby Boom
Author: O'ROURKE P J
P.J. O'Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s underground newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world's only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other Holidays in Hell in more than 40 countries. Now O'Rourke, born at the peak of the Baby Boom, turns his keen eye on himself and his 75 million accomplices in making America what it is today. With laughter as an analytical tool, he uses his own very average, if sometimes uproarious experiences as a key to his exceptional age cohort. He writes about the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and created a better society by turning society upside down.THE BABY BOOM: How it Got That Way... And It Wasn't My Fault... And I'll Never Do It Again is at once a social history, a group memoir of collectively impaired memory, a hilarious attempt to understand his generation's messy hilarity, and a celebration of the mess the Baby Boom has made.
- Baby Boom: How It Got That Way & (It Wasn't My Fault) & (I'll Never Do It Again)ISBN: 9781611855739
Title: Baby Boom: How It Got That Way & (It Wasn't My Fault) & (I'll Never Do It Again)
Author: O'ROURKE P J
P.J. O'Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s "underground" newspapers, became editor-in-chief of "National Lampoon," then spent 20 years reporting for "Rolling Stone" and "The Atlantic Monthly" as the world's only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions, and other "Holidays in Hell" in more than 40 countries.
Now O'Rourke, born at the peak of the Baby Boom, turns his keen eye on himself and his 75 million accomplices in making America what it is today. With laughter as an analytical tool, he uses his own very average, if sometimes uproarious experiences as a key to his exceptional age cohort. He writes about the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and created a better society by turning society upside down.
"THE BABY BOOM: How it Got That Way... And It Wasn't My Fault... And I'll Never Do It Again" is at once a social history, a group memoir of collectively impaired memory, a hilarious attempt to understand his generation's messy hilarity, and a celebration of the mess the Baby Boom has made.
Format: Trade paperback
- Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma FlacksISBN: 9780007284870
Title: Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, & Big Pharma Flacks
Author: GOLDACRE BEN
Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit?
Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.
- Bait & Switch: The Futile Pursuit of the American DreamISBN: 9781862078970
Title: Bait & Switch: The Futile Pursuit of the American Dream
Author: EHRENREICH BARBARA
Intrigued by reports of increasing poverty and despair within America's white-collar corporate workforce, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to infiltrate their world as an undercover reporter and learn about the problems facing middle-class executives at first hand. Thinking she had set herself a pretty easy challenge, the author was quite unprepared for what happened next. Ehrenreich found herself entering a shadowy world of Internet job searches, lonely networking events and costly career-coaching sessions, a world in which `professional' mentors and trainers offer pop-psychology and self-help mantras to desperate would-be employees. Her story is an important one - poignant and blackly funny - that delivers a stark warning about the future that faces corporate employees everywhere and calls for collective action to guard against it.