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              A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

              A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations (Hardback)

              By Iyer, Pico

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              From one of the most engaging and discerning travel writers of his generation, a playful and profound guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly ...familiar - and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief and incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.
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              ISBN 9781526611536
              Released AU 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

              The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blum, Andrew

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              The Weather Machine is about a mirror world, and the people who invented it, that allows us to see into the future.

              ISBN 9781847923417
              Released AU 2 Jul 2019
              Publisher Vintage
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes
               

              Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes (Hardback)

              Edited by Furtado, Peter

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              An anthology of travellers' accounts of thirty-eight of the world's most fascinating cities, from ancient times to the present.

              ISBN 9780500021651
              Released AU 25 Sep 2019
              Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

              Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything (Hardback, edition)

              By Hazen, Robert M.

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              Composed in four movements, Symphony in C explores carbon's multi-faceted characteristics, as epitomised by the classical elements of the ancients - Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

              ISBN 9780008292386
              Released AU 17 Jun 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Bruegel: The Master

              Bruegel: The Master (Hardback)

              By Sellink, Manfred; Spronk, Ron; Spronk, Prof Ron

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              This stunning compilation of the work Pieter Bruegel, the 16th century's most famous Netherlandish artist, is being published in anticipation of the 450-year anniversary of the artist's death.

              ISBN 9780500239841
              Released AU 1 Jan 2019
              Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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              The Meritocracy Trap

              The Meritocracy Trap (Hardback)

              By Markovits, Daniel

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              Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all. The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, e...ven as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can be heard repeating meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we think we are. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy's successes. This is the radical argument that The Meritocracy Trap prosecutes with rare force, comprehensive research, and devastating persuasion. Daniel Markovits, a law professor trained in philosophy and economics, is better placed than most to puncture one of the dominant ideas of our age. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within, as well as how we can take the first steps towards a world that might afford us both prosperity and dignity.
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              ISBN 9780241289914
              Released AU 17 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

              Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control (Hardback)

              By Kinzer, Stephen

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              The bestselling author of The Brothers and All the Shah's Men tells the astonishing story of the man who directed the CIA's secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and '60s.

              ISBN 9781250140432
              Released AU 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Henry Holt & Company Inc
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              How The Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice

              How The Other Half Learns: Equality, Excellence, and the Battle Over School Choice (Hardback)

              By Pondiscio, Robert

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              An inside look at America's most controversial charter schools, and the moral and political questions around public education and school choice --

              ISBN 9780525533733
              Released AU 10 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits
               

              An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Singer, Katie

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              An important book on the effects of electromagnetic fields (wifi and mobile networks), with solutions for anyone looking to limit their exposure.

              ISBN 9781938685088
              Released AU 15 Jan 2014
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

              Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo (Hardback)

              By Sanyal, Mithu

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              Originally published in Germany by Editions Nautilus as Vergewaltigung: Aspekte eines Verbrechens, 2016.

              ISBN 9781786637505
              Released AU 1 Jul 2019
              Publisher Verso Books
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