• 100 Things They Don't Want You to Know
    100 Things They Don't Want You to Know
    ISBN: 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
    Price: $40.00
  • 100-year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity
    100-year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity
    ISBN: 9781472936240
    Title: 100-year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity

    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
    Price: $33.00

  • 101 Things I Learned in Law School
    101 Things I Learned in Law School
    ISBN: 9781455509805
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Law School

    The complexities and nuances of the law are made accessible in this engaging, illustrated guide. From the structure of the court system to the mysteries of human motivation, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN LAW SCHOOL reveals the intricacies of the legal world through questions big and small: What is a legal precedent? What is foreseeability? How can a hostile witness help one's case? How is legal argument different from other forms of argument? What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness?

    Written by an experienced attorney and law instructor, and disarmingly presented in the unique format of the 101 THINGS I LEARNED® series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN LAW SCHOOL is an invaluable resource for law students, graduates, lawyers, and general readers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • 12 Small Acts to Save Our World: Simple, Everyday Ways You Can Make a Difference
    12 Small Acts to Save Our World: Simple, Everyday Ways You Can Make a Difference
    ISBN: 9781780899282
    Title: 12 Small Acts to Save Our World: Simple, Everyday Ways You Can Make a Difference
    Author: WWF STAFF

    Small Acts to Save Our World will present readers with many small everyday changes that can combine to have a big impact on the health of our planet, from oceans to forests, wildlife to climate change. It will include short chapters on how to eat and shop for more sustainable food, reduce plastic waste and packaging, buy more ethical clothing, lower energy consumption and manage travel footprints. The book draws on decades of work and scientific research conducted by leading experts at WWF.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.00
  • 2020 World of War
    2020 World of War
    ISBN: 9781473640337
    Title: 2020 World of War

    'A timely and cogent reminder that history never ends and is about to be made' - Tim Marshall, author of Prisoners of Geography

    With the world already struggling to contain conflicts on several continents, with security and defense expenditure under huge pressure, it's time to think the unthinkable and explore what might happen.

    As former soldiers now working in defense strategy and conflict resolution, Paul Cornish and Kingsley Donaldson are perfectly qualified to guide us through a credible and utterly convincing 20/20 vision of the year 2020, from cyber security to weapons technology, from geopolitics to undercover operations.

    This book is of global importance, offering both analysis and creative solutions - essential reading both for decision-makers and everyone who simply wants to understand our future.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    ISBN: 9781787330870
    Title: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    With Sapiens and Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari first explored the past, then the future of humankind, garnering the praise of no less than Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few, and selling millions of copies in the over 30 countries it was published. In 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, he devotes himself to the present.

    21 Lessons For the 21st Century provides a kind of instruction manual for the present day to help readers find their way around the 21st century, to understand it, and to focus on the really important questions of life. Once again, Harari presents this in the distinctive, informal, and entertaining style that already characterized his previous books. The topics Harari examines in this way include major challenges such as international terrorism, fake news, and migration, as well as turning to more personal, individual concerns, such as our time for leisure or how much pressure and stress we can take. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century answers the overarching question: What is happening in the world today, what is the deeper meaning of these events, and how can we individually steer our way through them? The questions include what the rise of Trump signifies, whether or not God is back, and whether nationalism can help solve problems like global warming. Few writers of non-fiction have captured the imagination of millions of people in quite the astonishing way Yuval Noah Harari has managed, and in such a short space of time. His unique ability to look at where we have come from and where we are going has gained him fans from every corner of the globe. There is an immediacy to this new book which makes it essential reading for anyone interested in the world today and how to navigate its turbulent waters.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep
    24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep
    ISBN: 9781781683101
    Title: 24/7 Late Capitalism & the Ends of Sleep

    "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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future
    25 Things You Need to Know About the Future
    ISBN: 9781849016971
    Title: 25 Things You Need to Know About the Future

    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.

    Price: $25.00
  • 30 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living: a Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life
    30 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living: a Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life
    ISBN: 9780133092561
    Title: 30 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living: a Guide for Improving Every Aspect of Your Life

    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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
  • 32 Stops: the Central Line
    32 Stops: the Central Line
    ISBN: 9781846145605
    Title: 32 Stops: the Central Line

    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
  • 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then
    64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then
    ISBN: 9781444728620
    Title: 64 Things You Need to Know Now for Then

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • A to Z of Modern Manners
    A to Z of Modern Manners
    ISBN: 9780857983671
    Title: A to Z of Modern Manners

    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."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

  • Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
    Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
    ISBN: 9781451616835
    Title: Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

    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.&

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Acts of Love
    Acts of Love
    ISBN: 9780864735652
    Title: Acts of Love
    Author: PEARCE SUSAN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore
    Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore
    ISBN: 9781616143893
    Title: Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore
    Author: BERGER PETER

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
  • Aerotropolis the Way Well Live Next
    Aerotropolis the Way Well Live Next
    ISBN: 9780141035222
    Title: Aerotropolis the Way Well Live Next

    '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
    Price: $30.00
  • Affluenza
    ISBN: 9780091900113
    Title: Affluenza
    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Against Austerity
    Against Austerity
    ISBN: 9780745333281
    Title: Against Austerity

    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $62.00
  • Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
    Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
    ISBN: 9780099597827
    Title: Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
    Author: BLOOM PAUL

    In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem.

    We think of empathy - the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves - as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world. As the latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows, we feel empathy most for those we find attractive and who seem similar to us and not at all for those who are different, distant or anonymous. Empathy therefore biases us in favour of individuals we know while numbing us to the plight of thousands. Guiding us expertly through the experiments, case studies and arguments on all sides, Paul Bloom ultimately shows that some of our worst decisions - in charity, child-raising, criminal justice, climate change and war - are motivated by this wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, Against Empathy overturns widely held assumptions to reveal one of the most profound yet overlooked sources of human conflict.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Against the Grain: A Deep History of the First Civilizations
    Against the Grain: A Deep History of the First Civilizations
    ISBN: 9780300182910
    Title: Against the Grain: A Deep History of the First Civilizations
    Author: SCOTT JAMES C

    An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative

    Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors of today's states? Most people believe that plant and animal domestication allowed humans, finally, to settle down and form agricultural villages, towns, and states, which made possible civilization, law, public order, and a presumably secure way of living. But archaeological and historical evidence challenges this narrative. The first agrarian states, says James C. Scott, were born of accumulations of domestications: first fire, then plants, livestock, subjects of the state, captives, and finally women in the patriarchal family--all of which can be viewed as a way of gaining control over reproduction.

    Scott explores why we avoided sedentism and plow agriculture, the advantages of mobile subsistence, the unforeseeable disease epidemics arising from crowding plants, animals, and grain, and why all early states are based on millets and cereal grains and unfree labor. He also discusses the "barbarians" who long evaded state control, as a way of understanding continuing tension between states and nonsubject peoples.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Our New Renaissance
    Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Our New Renaissance
    ISBN: 9781472936370
    Title: Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks & Rewards of Our New Renaissance

    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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Age of Innocence
    Age of Innocence
    ISBN: 9780099511281
    Title: Age of Innocence

    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice & the Welfare State
    Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice & the Welfare State
    ISBN: 9780674545465
    Title: Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice & the Welfare State
    Author: MOUNK YASCHA

    A novel focus on "personal responsibility" has transformed political thought and public policy in America and Europe. Since the 1970s, responsibility--which once meant the moral duty to help and support others--has come to suggest an obligation to be self-sufficient. This narrow conception of responsibility has guided recent reforms of the welfare state, making key entitlements conditional on good behavior. Drawing on intellectual history, political theory, and moral philosophy, Yascha Mounk shows why the Age of Responsibility is pernicious--and how it might be overcome.

    Personal responsibility began as a conservative catchphrase. But over time, leaders across the political spectrum came to subscribe to its underlying framework. Today, even egalitarian philosophers rarely question the normative importance of responsibility. Emphasizing the pervasive influence of luck over our lives, they cast the poor as victims who cannot be held responsible for their actions.

    Mounk shows that today's focus on individual culpability is both wrong and counterproductive: it distracts us from the larger economic forces determining aggregate outcomes, ignores what we owe our fellow citizens regardless of their choices, and blinds us to other key values, such as the desire to live in a society of equals. Recognizing that even society's neediest members seek to exercise genuine agency, Mounk builds a positive conception of responsibility. Instead of punishing individuals for their past choices, he argues, public policy should aim to empower them to take responsibility for themselves--and those around them.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World
    Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World
    ISBN: 9780198728245
    Title: Aid on the Edge of Chaos: Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World

    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."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
  • Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy
    Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy
    ISBN: 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • All that Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, & What We can do About It
    All that Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, & What We can do About It
    ISBN: 9780141978192
    Title: All that Is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times, & What We can do About It

    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • All that Is Solid: the Great Housing Disaster
    All that Is Solid: the Great Housing Disaster
    ISBN: 9781846147159
    Title: All that Is Solid: the Great Housing Disaster

    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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Alla Fine Del Mondo: to the Ends of the Earth: a History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region
    Alla Fine Del Mondo: to the Ends of the Earth: a History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region
    ISBN: 9780473204648
    Title: Alla Fine Del Mondo: to the Ends of the Earth: a History of Italian Migration to the Wellington Region

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
  • America in Retreat: the New Isolationism & the Coming Global Disorder
    America in Retreat: the New Isolationism & the Coming Global Disorder
    ISBN: 9781591846628
    Title: America in Retreat: the New Isolationism & the Coming Global Disorder

    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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
    American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts
    ISBN: 9781783351688
    Title: American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

    A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic-devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusions

    The opioid epidemic has been called one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine. But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed, incompetence, and indifference, it was an utterly avoidable tragedy.

    Chris McGreal reveals this in his deeply reported account, covering everyone from the law enforcement who struggled to get prosecutors to go after the doctors they called drug dealers in white coats; to miners who grew addicted to opioids while trying to ease the pain of their strenuous job; to physicians and scientists who tried to warn of an epidemic; to a teenage girl dragged into the heroin trade.

    American Overdose also presents new evidence of Big Pharma's domination of the healthcare system as it flooded the country with opioids. It exposes how the Food and Drug Administration and Congress were coopted into the drive to push painkillers-resulting ultimately in the rise and resurgence of heroin cartels in the American heartland.

    McGreal tells the story, in terms both broad and intimate, of a population hit by a catastrophe they never saw coming. It was years in the making; and its ruinous consequences will stretch years into the future.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    ISBN: 9780735223585
    Title: American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    Author: BAUER SHANE

    A New York Times Notable Book&

    A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.

    In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an exposé about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still.

    The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone.

    A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
  • Ampersand #3 the Fade
    Ampersand #3 the Fade
    ISBN: 9771837651000
    Title: Ampersand #3 the Fade

    Format: Magazine
    Price: $16.00
  • Ampersand #4
    Ampersand #4
    ISBN: 8529517536243
    Title: Ampersand #4

    Format: Magazine
    Price: $16.00
  • Apocalypse Culture
    Apocalypse Culture
    ISBN: 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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Art of Conversation for Children Box of Cards Game
    Art of Conversation for Children Box of Cards Game
    ISBN: 9780980345537
    Title: Art of Conversation for Children Box of Cards Game

    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
    Price: $20.00
  • Art of Conversation: Or, What to Say. & When
    Art of Conversation: Or, What to Say. & When
    ISBN: 9781848541665
    Title: Art of Conversation: Or, What to Say. & When

    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 . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Art of Non Conformity Set Your Own Rules Live the Life You Want & Change the World
    Art of Non Conformity Set Your Own Rules Live the Life You Want & Change the World
    ISBN: 9780399536106
    Title: Art of Non Conformity Set Your Own Rules Live the Life You Want & Change the World

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Art of Shopping
    Art of Shopping
    ISBN: 9781907794186
    Title: Art of Shopping

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Ash in the Belly: India's Unfinished Battle Against Hunger
    Ash in the Belly: India's Unfinished Battle Against Hunger
    ISBN: 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • At Home: a Short History of Private Life Illustrated Ed
    At Home: a Short History of Private Life Illustrated Ed
    ISBN: 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?

    At home.

    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.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
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