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            Christmas: A History
             

            Christmas: A History (Paperback)

            By Flanders, Judith

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            The acclaimed author of The Victorian House and The Victorian City tells the story of the celebration of Christmas, from mummers' plays to the invention of Sellotape, revealing much fascinating new information and shattering many myths.

            ISBN 9781529003567
            Released AU 30 Oct 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

            Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and con...sumerism? This book deals with these questions.
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            ISBN 9780099590088
            Released AU 1 May 2015
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
             

            The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            Discover the big ideas behind more than 90 of history's most important legal rulings and milestone laws - from the earliest civilizations to the 21st century. From the philosophical, religious, and moral codes of the world's earliest societies, such as the Law Code of Hammurabi a...nd the Ten Commandments, through groundbreaking legislation such as The Book of Punishments, Magna Carta and the Slavery Abolition Act, The Law Book offers an engaging and accessible overview of legal history across the world all the way into the 21st century with copyright in the digital age, gay marriage, and the right to be forgotten . With entries on the fight for universal suffrage and workers' rights, and the establishment of international legal bodies like INTERPOL and the European Court of Justice, The Law Book explores and explains the stories behind each milestone development. Using the Big Ideas series' trademark combination of authoritative, informative text, and bold graphics, The Law Book makes each entry accessible and easy to understand. Packed with inspirational quotations, eye-catching infographics, and mind maps , it offers essential reading for anyone with a professional or personal interest in law, the legal system, or history and social change.
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            ISBN 9780241410196
            Released AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Big Ideas
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            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present
             

            The History of Magic: From Alchemy to Witchcraft, from the Ice Age to the Present (Hardback)

            By Gosden, Chris

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Three great strands of practice and belief run through human history. In religion, the primary human relationship is with one god or many gods. Science distances people from the world. Magic is human beings participating in the universe directly, and the universe influencing and ...shaping us. Magic preceded religion and science. And many people believe in magic: we might swear at the printer or believe that the mind of a patient influences recovery. But over the last few centuries, magic has developed a bad reputation. Professor Chris Gosden restores it to its place in the history of the world, exploring its positive qualities and asking what it can offer the world today. From the curses and charms of ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish magic, to the shamanistic traditions of Eurasia, indigenous America and Africa, the alchemy of the Renaissance, colonial dismissals of magic as backward, and quantum physics today, his colourful history provides the missing part of the story of civilisation. Drawing on decades of research around the world, with incredible breadth and authority, and stunning detail - from the first known horoscope, through the statue ordered into exile, to the power of tattoos - Gosden shows what magic can offer and how we might use it to rethink our relationship with the world.
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            ISBN 9780241294819
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The World According to Physics

            The World According to Physics (Hardback)

            By Al-Khalili, Jim

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            Quantum physicist, New York Times bestselling author, and BBC host Jim Al-Khalili offers a fascinating and illuminating look at what physics reveals about the world Shining a light on the most profound insights revealed by modern physics, Jim Al-Khalili invites us all to understa...nd what this crucially important science tells us about the univers
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            ISBN 9780691182308
            Released AU 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

            Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Paperback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah

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            In Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, the author envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In this book, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. It explores the projects..., dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century.
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            ISBN 9781784703936
            Released AU 3 Apr 2017
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

            Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There (Paperback)

            By Bregman, Rutger

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            A Sunday Times Bestseller We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling Dutch historian, explain...s that it needn't be this way. Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilization - from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy - was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a 15-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime. This guide to a revolutionary yet achievable utopia is supported by multiple studies, lively anecdotes and numerous success stories. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.
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            ISBN 9781408893210
            Released AU 1 Mar 2018
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking

            Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking (Paperback)

            By Syed, Matthew

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            An inspiring book about creative problem-solving from the bestselling author of BOUNCE, BLACK BOX THINKING and YOU ARE AWESOME.

            ISBN 9781473613942
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained

            How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the hist...ory of philosophy. A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way. Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's big questions , it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way. With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the Big Ideas series.
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            ISBN 9780241363188
            Released AU 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Infinite Game

            The Infinite Game (Hardback)

            By Sinek, Simon

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            The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explo...re how great business achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.
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            ISBN 9780241295595
            Released AU 17 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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