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Philosophy & Social Aspects eBooks

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  • Timekeepers

    How the World Became Obsessed with Time

    By the bestselling author of Just My Type: a “thoroughly enjoyable and illuminating” journey into the concept of time “stuffed with fascinating material” (Observer, UK).Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalize it and make it meaningful. In this fascinating, anecdotal exploration, award-winning author ... Read more

    $1.98 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

    A BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB PICK FOR JULY 2022

    *A BBC RADIO 2 BOOKCLUB PICK**GRAZIA Summer Reading Pick*'Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity' JOHN GREENThis is not a romance, but it is about loveTwo kids meet in a hospital gaming room in 1987. One is visiting her sister, the other is recovering from a car crash. The days and mon.. ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

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  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    'Spectacular and terrifyingly true' Owen Jones'Thought-provoking and funny' The TimesUp to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.In the early twentieth century, people prophesied that technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks and driving flying cars. Instead, something ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Appliance

    Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022

    by J. O. Morgan ...
    **Finalist for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2022 **From the Costa Award winner, a highly inventive and and humane novel about our relationship with technology and our addiction to innovation.'Are they paying you extra for this? You'd better be getting something. For the inconvenience, I mean. Here for the whole weekend is what they said. What if we'd had guests? They never asked. And in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Science Fictions

    Exposing Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science

    'Required reading for everyone' Adam RutherfordShortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021Medicine, education, psychology, economics - wherever it really matters, we look to science for guidance. But what if science itself can't always be relied on?In this vital investigation, Stuart Ritchie reveals the disturbing flaws in today's science that undermine our understanding of the world ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 12 Bytes

    How artificial intelligence will change the way we live and love

    'Briskly and breezily, 12 Bytes joins the dots in a neglected narrative of female scientists, visionaries and code-breakers' ObserverTwelve eye-opening, mind-expanding and provocative essays from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette WintersonDrawing on her years of thinking and reading about Artificial Intelligence in its bewildering manifestations, Jeanette Winterson looks to history, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The World's Greatest Idea

    by John Farndon ...
    Where would humanity be now without fire, vaccinations, farming … or wine? A great idea is one that has changed the path of human civilisation. But which is the greatest of them all? John Farndon, author of the bestselling Do You Think You’re Clever?, has set out to find the answer. A distinguished panel of experts agreed on a list of 50 ideas, and each chapter of The World’s Greatest Idea sees ... Read more

    $8.13 AUD

  • Future Superhuman

    Our transhuman lives in a make-or-break century

    by Elise, Bohan ...
    We’re hurtling towards a superhuman future or, if we blunder, extinction. The only way out of our existential crises, from global warming to the risks posed by nuclear weapons, novel and bioengineered pathogens and unaligned AI, is up. We’ll need more technology to safeguard our future and we’re going to invent and perhaps even merge with some of that technology. What does that mean for our 20th ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • Homo Deus

    A Brief History of Tomorrow

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**Sapiens showed us where we came from. In our increasingly uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we're going.'Spellbinding' GuardianThe world-renowned historian and intellectual Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century ... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

    **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.'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' GuardianHow 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 children ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Invisible Women

    the Sunday Times number one bestseller exposing the gender bias women face every day

    *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

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    The Evidence for Evolution

    Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke but he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Universe From Nothing

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Enlightenment Now

    The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

    by Steven Pinker ...
    **THE TOP TEN SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Bristles with pure, crystalline intelligence, deep knowledge and human sympathy' Richard Dawkins**Is 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 ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Digital Minimalism

    Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

    by Cal Newport ...
    Learn how to switch off and find calm - from the New York Times bestselling author of A World Without Email'Digital Minimalism is the Marie Kondo of technology' Evening Standard*****Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through social media or the news while your anxiety rises? Are you feeling frazzled after a long day of endless video calls?In this timely book, professor Cal Ne... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Merchants of Doubt

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

    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

    ** 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

  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

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

    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

    $14.40 AUD

  • Behave

    The bestselling exploration of why humans behave as they do

    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 layers of causation, spiralling back ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Accidental Medical Discoveries

    How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck Changed the World

    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

  • 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

  • Four Thousand Weeks

    The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will change your life

    **The instant Sunday Times bestseller**What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD