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Philosophy & Social Aspects

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  • You’re Not Listening

    What You’re Missing and Why It Matters

    by Kate Murphy

    'BRILLIANT' Chris Evans, Virgin Radio Breakfast ShowWhen was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?This life-changing book will transform your conversations forever.At work, we're taught to lead the conversation.On social media, we shape our personal narratives.At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.We're not listening.... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil

    'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the YearIn this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • How to Read Numbers

    A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)

    by Tom Chivers and 1 more

    'Even one glass of wine a day raises the risk of cancer''Hate crimes have doubled in five years''Fizzy drinks make teenagers violent'Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Free Will

    by Sam Harris

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The End of Faith, a thought-provoking, "brilliant and witty" (Oliver Sacks) look at the notion of free will**—and the implications that it is an illusion.**A belief in free will touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    by Cal Newport

    New York Times Bestseller'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of mobile phones' Evening Standard'An eloquent, powerful and enjoyably practical guide to cutting back on screen time' The Times'An urgent call to action for anyone serious about being in command of their own life' Ryan Holiday, author of The Obstacle is the Way'What a timely and useful book' Naomi Alderman, author of The Power<p... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Enlightenment Now

    The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    by Steven Pinker

    'My new favourite book of all time' Bill Gates**TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERIs modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that** make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred, and irrationality. Yet Steven Pinker shows that this is an illusion - a symptom of historical amnesia and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Invisible Women

    Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

    by Caroline Criado Perez

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER*'HELL YES. This is one of those books that has the potential to change things - a monumental piece of research' Caitlin MoranImagine a world where...· Your phone is too big for your hand· Your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body· In a car accident you are 47% more likely to be injured.</... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Human's Guide to the Future

    by Dr Dr Jordan Nguyen

    TECHNOLOGY IS EVOLVING AT THE FASTEST RATE WE'VE EVER SEEN, BUT IT MAY BE THE SLOWEST RATE WE'LL EVER SEE AGAIN!What does this mean for the future of the human race? Do we resist these changes or embrace them?Australian biomedical engineer, inventor and visionary Dr Jordan Nguyen has lived a life of curiosity and wonder - exploring positive opportunities in science and technology, including ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Principles of Philosophy

    by René Descartes

    Principles of Philosophy was written in Latin by René Descartes. Published in 1644, it was intended to replace Aristotle's philosophy and traditional Scholastic Philosophy. This volume contains a letter of the author to the French translator of the Principles of Philosophy serving for a Preface and a letter to the most serene princess, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Frederick, King of Bohemia, ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • After

    A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond

    by Dr. Bruce Greyson and 1 more

    The world's leading expert on near-death experiences reveals his journey toward rethinking the nature of death, life, and the continuity of consciousness.What happens when we die? 10% of people whose hearts stop report near-death experiences (NDEs). Stories of lights, tunnels and loved ones have been relayed — and dismissed — since ancient times. But when Dr Bruce Greyson’s patients started ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Blowout

    Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

    by Rachel Maddow

    **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**A ground-breaking investigation into the oil and gas industry, international corruption and world politics.Oil.Corrupt? Yes.Unimaginably lucrative? Of course.But, the enemy of democracy?Blowout is the oil and gas industry as we've never seen it before, as told by America's m... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Homo Deus

    A Brief History of Tomorrow

    by Yuval Noah Harari

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before' Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and SlowYuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. <e... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    by Yuval Noah Harari

    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.'21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book' Adam KayHow can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Universe From Nothing

    by Lawrence M. Krauss

    Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why does anything exist? And how is it all going to end?'Why is there something rather than nothing?' is the question atheists and scientists are always asked, and until now there has not been a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Waking Up

    Searching for Spirituality Without Religion

    by Sam Harris

    'An extraordinary book . . . It will shake up your most fundamental beliefs about everyday experience, and it just might change your life.' Paul Bloom___For the millions of people who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Merchants of Doubt

    How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

    by Naomi Oreskes and 1 more

    The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Gene

    An Intimate History

    by Siddhartha Mukherjee

    ** NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER **The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history from the author of The Emperor of All Maladies.The story begins in an Augustinian abbey in 1856, and takes the reader from Darwin’s groundbreaking theory of evolution, to the horrors of Nazi eugenics, to present day and beyond - as we learn to “read” and “write” the human ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Accidental Medical Discoveries

    How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World

    by Robert W. Winters

    Many of the world’s most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs:A plastic shard in an RAF pilot’s eye leads to the use of plastic for contact lenses.The inability to remove a titanium chamber from rabbit’s bone leads to dental implants.Viagra was ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Behave

    The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

    by Robert M Sapolsky

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**Why do human beings behave as they do?'Awe-inspiring… You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No HarmWe are capable of savage acts of violence but also spectacular feats of kindness: is one side of our nature destined to win out over the other?Every act of human behaviour has multiple la... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

    The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power: Barack Obama's Books of 2019

    by Professor Shoshana Zuboff

    THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S TOP BOOKS OF THE YEARShortlisted for The Orwell Prize 2020Shortlisted for the FT Business Book of the Year Award 2019'Easily the most important book to be published this century. I find it hard to take any young activist seriously who hasn't at lea... ... Read more

    $13.74 AUD

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

    The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    by Carlo Rovelli

    'The physicist transforming how we see the universe' Financial Times'An utter joy' Adam RutherfordDo space and time truly exist? What is reality made of? Can we understand its deep texture? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. In this mind-expanding book, he shows how our understanding of reality has changed ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Life 3.0

    Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

    by Max Tegmark

    ***'*This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark's thought-provoking book will help you join it' Stephen HawkingTHE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER. DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEARSELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018**AI is the future - but what will that future look like? Will superhuman intelligence be our slave, or become our god?Taking us to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Maralinga

    The chilling expose of our secret nuclear shame and betrayal of our troops and country

    by Frank Walker

    'The story reaches out and grabs you by the throat' - Dr Clare Wright, historian and author of The Forgotten Rebels of EurekaThe facts are shocking. The treachery is chilling. The fallout ongoing.This edition contains a new author note with shocking new material that has come to light as a result of the groundbreaking original publication.Investigative journalist Frank Walker's ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • This is Marketing

    You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See

    by Seth Godin

    Over the past quarter century, Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas and phrases that have made their way into mainstream business language, from Permission Marketing to Purple Cow to Tribes to The Dip.Now, for the first ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD