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  • 100 YEAR LIFE : LIVING AND WORKING IN AN AGE OF LONGEVITY
    100 YEAR LIFE : LIVING AND WORKING IN AN AGE OF LONGEVITY
    GRATTON LYNDA / SCOTT ANDREW
    ISBN: 9781472930156
    Title: 100 YEAR LIFE : LIVING AND WORKING IN AN AGE OF LONGEVITY
    Author: GRATTON LYNDA / SCOTT ANDREW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this book, the authors show how living to 100 will have a profound effect on society and the economy, and result in a complete restructuring of everyone's professional and personal lives.


    More than half of children born in developed countries today have a life expectancy greater than 100 years. While we hear about the looming pension crisis and issues with caring for the aged, this is a transformation for which we are currently ill-prepared - as individuals, companies and governments. Our traditional three-stage approach to working life - education, work and then retirement - is the reason why so much current government policy is focused on the third stage of retirement. But when life extends, it's not just about the end - it's about the extension of every period within a lifespan. Financially, we can't still plan to retire at 65 if we are going to live on to 100.

    The 100 Year Life asks the questions: - Can our physical and mental health be maintained by such a long second stage of continuous work? - Can some of the intangible assets that really matter for a productive life - such as family and friends - really be maintained through a non-stop 60-year career? - Can a working career of 60 years be supported by the skills and knowledge accumulated in the first stage of life? It also offers some solutions: - Questioning the norm of jumping straight from education to full-time work. - Being a job creator rather than a job seeker, or using core skills to create a portfolio career within a variety of jobs. - Moving with the job market where specialist knowledge, insight and the capacity to work in highly collaborative ways will be more valuable.

    The 100 Year Life explains what to expect from our future working life, the choices we will be faced with at any stage of life, and shares ways to make the most of this incredible opportunity to ensure that a longer life is a better life.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $37.99

    Price: $37.99
  • 12 BY 12
    12 BY 12
    POWERS WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781577318972
    Title: 12 BY 12
    Author: POWERS WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: NEW WORLD LIBRARY
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Understand the greatest books in Economics with the latest volume in the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS to Thomas Piketty's bestseller CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781473655430
    Title: 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    The greatest politics books distilled. Part of the relaunch of the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ACID TEST : LSD ECSTASY AND THE POWER TO HEAL
    ACID TEST : LSD ECSTASY AND THE POWER TO HEAL
    SHRODER TOM
    ISBN: 9780147516374
    Title: ACID TEST : LSD ECSTASY AND THE POWER TO HEAL
    Author: SHRODER TOM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2015 NEW RELEASE

    It's no secret that psychedelic drugs have the ability to cast light on the miraculous reality hidden within our psyche. Almost immediately after the discovery of LSD less than a hundred years ago, psychedelics began to play a crucial role in the quest to understand the link between mind and matter. With an uncanny ability to reveal the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness, LSD and MDMA (better known as Ecstasy) have proven extraordinarily effective in treating anxiety disorders such as PTSD - yet the drugs remain illegal for millions of people who might benefit from them.

    Anchoring Tom Shroder's Acid Test are the stories of Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), who has been fighting government prohibition of psychedelics for more than thirty years; Michael Mithoefer, a former emergency room physician, now a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research; and his patient Nicholas Blackston, a former Marine who has suffered unfathomable mental anguish from the effects of brutal combat experiences in Iraq. All three men are passionate, relatable people; each flawed, each resilient, and each eccentric, yet very familiar and very human.

    Acid Test covers the first heady years of experimentation in the fifties and sixties, through the backlash of the seventies and eighties, when the drug subculture exploded and uncontrolled use of street psychedelics led to a PR nightmare that created the drug stereotypes of the present day. Meticulously researched and astoundingly informative, this is at once a personal story of intertwining lives against an epic backdrop, and a compelling argument for the unprecedented healing properties of drugs that have for decades been characterized as dangerous, illicit substances.



    Imprint: PLUME
    RRP: $34.99
    Price: $34.99
  • ADNANS STORY :The Case that Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial
    ADNANS STORY :The Case that Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial
    CHAUDRY RABIA
    ISBN: 9781780894881
    Title: ADNANS STORY :The Case that Inspired the Podcast Phenomenon Serial
    Author: CHAUDRY RABIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2016 NEW RELEAS

    'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . (T)here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.' Adnan Syed

    On February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. From the moment of his arrest, Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, always believed him and has never given up the hope that he might someday be released. By 2013, however, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, things looked bleak. That's when Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in the hopes of finding a journalist who would bring greater attention to Adnan's story and might shed new light on the case. Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, an international phenomenon and Peabody Award-winning podcast.

    Adnan's Story will reexamine the investigation that led to Adnan Syed's arrest, share his life in prison, cover new evidence and possibilities that have since come to light, and review the recent court successes - including a ruling by a Maryland judge to reopen Syed's case. Woven with personal reflections from Adnan himself, including new never-before-seen letters he penned from prison, the story of his family, community, and public advocate Chaudry, the book offers new insight into the story that captivated the attention of millions as his legal team and investigatory team, along with countless others who have crowd-sourced an investigation like never before, seek to exonerate him and find out the truth of what really happened on that day in 1999.

    What has captivated the public about Adnan's story are the layers of contradictions, fascinating characters, cultural dissonance, and fog of ambiguity around what really happened to Hae Min Lee. But this is not just a personal story, it is a testament to a thoroughly broken system that convicts tens of thousands of innocent people, and how the power of the media and public can move rigid institutions to bring about justice.

    Imprint: CENTURY PUBLISHER
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781847924469
    Title: ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    In Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU – and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse.

    Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history.

    But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations.

    The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels.

    Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    BUTLER MARK
    ISBN: 9780522868937
    Title: ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    Author: BUTLER MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A positive perspective on the ageing of Australia's baby boomers.

    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more.

    Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AESTHETICS OF DEGRADATION
    AESTHETICS OF DEGRADATION
    WEST ADRIAN W
    ISBN: 9781910924181
    Title: AESTHETICS OF DEGRADATION
    Author: WEST ADRIAN W
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Pornography keeps getting more extreme. Manufacturers, defenders and consumers of porn rely on a mix of wilful ignorance and bad faith to avoid serious discussion. When we do talk about violence against women in the porn world, the debate all too often becomes technical, complicated by legalities and outrage. But what are the moral and psychological consequences of the mercantilization of abuse? In this studied and ruthless examination of the place of pornography in contemporary life, translator and critic Adrian Nathan West treads dangerous literary and social ground, transcending cliches about free expression and the demands of the market to look at the moral discomfort of violent pornography from the perspective of the viewer. Collapsing distinctions between novel, memoir, and essay, this book will not make for light reading. But at its core is an extraordinarily brave and honest concern for the women and men who have been hurt in the name of sexual gratification.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AFTERBURN : SOCIETY BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS
    AFTERBURN : SOCIETY BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS
    HEINBERG RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780865717886
    Title: AFTERBURN : SOCIETY BEYOND FOSSIL FUELS
    Author: HEINBERG RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy "plug-and-play" solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that we are in for a wild ride; a "civilization reboot" on a scale similar to the agricultural and industrial revolutions.Afterburn consists of fifteen essays exploring various aspects of the twenty-first century migration away from fossil fuels including: Short-term political and economic factors that impede broad-scale, organized efforts to adapt The origin of longer-term trends (such as consumerism), that have created a way of life that seems "normal" to most Americans, but is actually unprecedented, highly fragile, and unsustainable Potential opportunities and sources of conflict that are likely to emergeFrom the inevitability and desirability of more locally organized economies to the urgent need to preserve our recent cultural achievements and the futility of pursuing economic growth above all, Afterburn offers cutting-edge perspectives and insights that challenge conventional thinking about our present, our future, and the choices in our hands.Richard Heinberg is a senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, the author of eleven previous books including The Party's Over and The End of Growth. He is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels.

    Imprint: NEW SOCIETY PUB
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AGAINST ELECTIONS : THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY
    AGAINST ELECTIONS : THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY
    VAN REYBROUCK DAVID
    ISBN: 9781847924223
    Title: AGAINST ELECTIONS : THE CASE FOR DEMOCRACY
    Author: VAN REYBROUCK DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Democracy is in bad health.

    The symptoms are familiar: the rise of fear-mongering populists, widespread distrust in the establishment, personality contests and point-scoring in place of reasoned debate, slogans instead of expertise.

    Against Elections offers a new diagnosis – and an ancient remedy.

    In this ingenious book, David Van Reybrouck reminds us that the original purpose of elections was to exclude the people from power by appointing an elite to govern over them. He demonstrates how over time their effect has been to reduce the people's participation in government to an absolute minimum, ensure power remains in the hands of those who already wield it, and force politicians to judge policies not on their merits but on their likelihood to win or lose votes. And that's when elections go well.

    Yet for most of democracy's 3000-year history governments were not chosen by election at all: they were appointed, much like the jury system, through a combination of volunteering and lottery. Drawing on vast learning, an international array of evidence and a growing number of successful trials, Against Elections demonstrates how a sophisticated and practical version of this ancient system would work today and thus eliminate the underlying cause of democracy's sickness.

    Urgent, heretical and completely convincing, Against Elections leaves only one question to be answered: what are we waiting for?

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AGAINST EMPATHY : The Case for Rational Compassion
    AGAINST EMPATHY : The Case for Rational Compassion
    BLOOM PAUL
    ISBN: 9781847923158
    Title: AGAINST EMPATHY : The Case for Rational Compassion
    Author: BLOOM PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness.

    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. It demonstrates with absolute clarity that, when faced with moral decisions, we must choose reason and compassion, not empathy, as our guides.

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AGE OF JIHAD : ISLAMIC STATE AND THE GREAT WAR FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
    AGE OF JIHAD : ISLAMIC STATE AND THE GREAT WAR FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
    COCKBURN PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781786631664
    Title: AGE OF JIHAD : ISLAMIC STATE AND THE GREAT WAR FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
    Author: COCKBURN PATRICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Award winning Independent journalist charts the collapse of the Middle East and the rise of Islamic State.

    This is essential reading for anyone interested in the collapse of the Middle East, and the devastating role of the West in the creation of this hellish crucible.

    In Age of Jihad Cockburn exposes the dominant conflict of our time-the Sunni-Shia war, and the subsequent origins of ISIS. As he shows this did not explode suddenly in Syria after the Arab Spring as the conventional view holds, but over several years in occupied Iraq. It is in the sectarian conflict that engulfed Iraq following the war of 2003 that patterns were established that would later spill over into Syria with such devastating results. Since July 2014, the dominance of ISIS threatens the stability of the whole region.

    Cockburn was the first Western commentator to warn of ISIS, so far ahead of everyone else that last year the judges of the British Journalism Awards advised the UK government to 'consider pensioning off the whole of MI6 and hiring Patrick Cockburn instead.' Age of Jihad will be the most in-depth analysis of the failure of the Middle East to date.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $31.99

    Price: $31.99
  • AMERICA IN RETREAT : THE NEW ISOLATIONISM AND THE COMING GLOBAL DISORDER
    AMERICA IN RETREAT : THE NEW ISOLATIONISM AND THE COMING GLOBAL DISORDER
    STEPHENS BRET
    ISBN: 9781595231215
    Title: AMERICA IN RETREAT : THE NEW ISOLATIONISM AND THE COMING GLOBAL DISORDER
    Author: STEPHENS BRET
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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.

    Imprint: SENTINEL
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? : Europe Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? : Europe Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781784704117
    Title: AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? : Europe Austerity and the Threat to Global Stability
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR

    A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of failed capitalism. In this startling account of Europe’s economic rise and catastrophic fall, Yanis Varoufakis pinpoints the flaws in the European Union’s design – a design that was thought up after the Second World War, and is responsible for Europe’s fragmentation and the resurgence of racist extremism across the Continent.

    When the financial crisis struck in 2008, the political elite’s response ensured that it would be the weakest citizens of the weakest nations that would pay the price for the bankers’ mistakes.

    Drawing on his personal experience of negotiations with the eurozone’s financiers, and offering concrete policies to reform Europe, Varoufakis shows how we concocted this mess, and points the way out of it. And The Weak Suffer What They Must? reminds us of our history, in order to save European capitalism and democracy from the abyss.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AND YET
    AND YET
    HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9781760294953
    Title: AND YET
    Author: HITCHENS CHRISTOPHER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Christopher Hitchens was an unparalleled, prolific writer, who raised the polemical essay to a new art form, over a lifetime of thinking and debating the defining issues of our times. As an essayist he contributed to the New Statesman, Atlantic Monthly, London Review of Books, TLS and Vanity Fair. Any publication of a volume of Hitchens' essays was a major event on both sides of the Atlantic. Now comes the last of the last; a volume of Hitchens' previously unpublished essays, covering the themes that define Hitchens the thinker: literature, religion and politics. These essays remind us, once more, of the fierce, brilliant and trenchant voice of Christopher Hitchens.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
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