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              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
               

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              By Kucharski, Adam

              'It is hard to imagine a more timely book ... much of the modern world will make more sense having read it.' The Times 'Brilliant and authoritative' - Alex Bellos, author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland A deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. A political movement... gathers pace, and then quickly vanishes. An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever. We live in a world that's more interconnected than ever before. Our lives are shaped by outbreaks - of disease, of misinformation, even of violence - that appear, spread and fade away with bewildering speed. To understand them, we need to learn the hidden laws that govern them. From 'superspreaders' who might spark a pandemic or bring down a financial system to the social dynamics that make loneliness catch on, The Rules of Contagion offers compelling insights into human behaviour and explains how we can get better at predicting what happens next. Along the way, Adam Kucharski explores how innovations spread through friendship networks, what links computer viruses with folk stories - and why the most useful predictions aren't necessarily the ones that come true.
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              ISBN 9781782834304
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              Released AU 13 Feb 2020
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              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Wellcome Collection
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              All This Could Be Yours
               

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              By Attenberg, Jami

              Victor Tuchman - a power-hungry real estate developer and an all-round bad man - is finally on his deathbed. His daughter Alex feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who he really was and what he did over the course of his life. She travels to New Orleans to be with her fam...ily, but mostly to interrogate her tight-lipped mother, Barbra. As Barbra fends off Alex's unrelenting questions, she reflects on her tumultuous married life. Meanwhile Gary, Alex's brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. And Gary's wife, Twyla, is having a nervous breakdown, buying up all the lipstick in drug stores while bursting into crying fits. As each family member grapples with Victor's history, they must figure out a way to move forward - with one another, for themselves and for the sake of their children. * The Washington Post Top Ten Books * Vanity Fair Fall's best new fiction * People Magazine Book of the Week * Time Magazine Must-Read* BBC Culture Must-read *People Best Books of Fall 2019* Amazon, October Pick * Entertainment Weekly Must-read Books * Refinery29 Favourite Books of October * Vulture Best and Biggest Books to Read This Fall* New York Observer Must-read * USA Today Must-Read * Salon Must-read *
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              ISBN 9781782835905
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              Released AU 5 Mar 2020
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              The Lost Gods
               

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              By Simon, Francesca

              In The Sleeping Army, Freya went to Hel and back. She fought dragons, fled fire and outwitted giants - all to restore eternal youth to the Norse Gods. But now they're back, does anyone care? Up in Asgard, it doesn't really feel like it. The Gods' popularity on earth is waning, an...d without regular worship, their powers are fading fast.
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              ISBN 9781847657794
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              Released AU 5 Sep 2013
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              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              The Death of Comrade President
               

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              By Mabanckou, Alain

              In Pointe-Noire, in the small neighbourhood of Voungou, on the family plot where young Michel lives with Maman Pauline and Papa Roger, life goes on. But Michel's everyday cares - lost grocery money, the whims of his parents' moods, their neighbours' squabbling, his endless daydre...aming - are soon swept away by the wind of history. In March 1977, just before the arrival of the short rainy season, Comrade President Marien Ngouabi is brutally murdered in Brazzaville, and not even naive Michel can remain untouched. Starting as a tender, wry portrait of an ordinary Congolese family, Alain Mabanckou quickly expands the scope of his story into a powerful examination of colonialism, decolonization and dead ends of the African continent. At a stroke Michel learns the realities of life - and how much must change for everything to stay the same.
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              ISBN 9781782835400
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              Released AU 12 Mar 2020
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              What We Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future
               

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              By Goodall, Chris

              The UK has declared a 'climate emergency' and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. So how do we get there? Drawing on actions, policies and technologies already emerging around the world, Chris Goodall sets out the ways to achieve this. His proposals include: -Building a hug...e over-capacity of wind and solar energy, storing the excess as hydrogen. -Using hydrogen to fuel our trains, shipping, boilers and heavy industry, while electrifying buses, trucks and cars. -Farming - and eating - differently, encouraging plant-based alternatives to meat -paying farmers to plant and maintain woodlands. -Making fashion sustainable and aviation pay its way, funding synthetic fuels and genuine offsets. -Using technical solutions to capture CO2 from the air, and biochar to lock carbon in the soil. What We Need To Do Now is an urgent, practical and inspiring book that signals a green new deal for Britain.
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              ISBN 9781782836667
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              Released AU 6 Feb 2020
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              The Laws of Human Nature
               

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              By Greene, Robert

              From the million-copy bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of a...ll - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defence.
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              ISBN 9781782833888
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              Released AU 25 Oct 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Broken Glass
               

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              By Mabanckou, Alain; Translated by Stevenson, Helen

              Broken Glass is a Congolese riff on European classics from the most notable Francophone African writer of his generation.

              ISBN 9781847652317
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              Released AU 9 Dec 2010
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              The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage
               

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              By Holiday, Ryan

              A modern guru who shows the way to turn problems into opportunities - in business and marketing, Ryan Holiday has done it all, seen it all, and now he's here to show you the way.

              ISBN 9781782830054
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              Released AU 1 May 2014
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Vital Question: Why is life the way it is?
               

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              By Lane, Nick

              A game-changing book on the origins of life, called the most important scientific discovery 'since the Copernican revolution' in The Observer.

              ISBN 9781847658807
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              Released AU 23 Apr 2015
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              Hidden River
               

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              By McKinty, Adrian

              Alexander Lawson is an ex-detective for Northern Ireland's police force. After a disastrous six-month stint in the drug squad, he became addicted to heroin and resigned in disgrace. Now twenty-four, sickly, and on the dole, Alex learns that his high school love, Victoria Patawast...i, has been murdered in America.
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              ISBN 9781847655127
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              Released AU 28 May 2015
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              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Five Star Paperback
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