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              Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops
               

              Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops (Hardback, Main)

              By Bythell, Shaun

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              • Pub Date
                2 Dec 20

              Everyone knows who you find in bookshops: people who want to buy books. But, as Shaun Bythell, author of the bestselling Diary of a Bookseller and Confessions of a Bookseller, reveals, that's really only half the story. Join Shaun as he introduces us to seven bookshop characters,... from the Person Who Doesn't Know What They Want (But Thinks It Might Have a Blue Cover) to the harried Parents Secretly After Free Childcare and all the way over to the erotica section, where we'll meet The Person Who Is Up to No Good. Affectionate, sardonic and laugh-out-loud funny, Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops is your indispensable guide to the flora and fauna of your local bookshop.
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              ISBN 9781788166584
              Released AU 2 Dec 2020
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              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop
               

              The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

              By Kucharski, Adam; Edited by Barrie, Francesca

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              Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? A passenger getting on a plane in Hong Kong can spark an outbreak of flu in Mexico. Someone default...s on their mortgage in Florida, and a financial panic kindles in London. One individual can reach an audience of millions with a single tweet: we live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shaped by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, why some predictions go badly wrong (and that might not be a bad thing), and why most people are less popular than their friends.
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              ISBN 9781788164726
              Released AU 15 Apr 2020
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Warriors
               

              The Warriors (Paperback, Main)

              By Yurick, Sol

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              In the 1960's New York was a battlefield for the city's numerous gangs as they fought over territory. On the 4th of July weekend the gangs meet to discuss how to work together to control the city. Framed for the murder of Cyrus, leader of New York's most powerful gang, the Warrio...rs have to fight their way across New York back to the safety of Coney Island hunted by the city's gangs Based on the ancient writer Xenophon's `Anabasis', an account of the Spartans who fought in the Persian wars, Sol Yurick makes the gang violence of 1960's New York as mythic as Greek drama and created one of the most acute and understanding portrayals of gang culture ever published.
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              ISBN 9780285642812
              Released AU 1 Oct 2014
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              Series Serpent's Tail Classics
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              The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
               

              The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Paperback, Main)

              By Watts, Alan

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              Overturning the illusion that individuals are merely 'egos' contained within their bodies who are seperate from the rest of the universe, Alan Watts draws on the Vedanta religion in order to explain how a person's identity makes them the centre of the universe.

              ISBN 9780285638532
              Released AU 5 May 2009
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              I Give It To You
               

              I Give It To You (Hardback, Main)

              By Martin, Valerie

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              Jan Vidor seems like the ideal houseguest for a long summer holiday in a Tuscan villa. Unobtrusive but not antisocial, the quiet American academic can be relied upon to entertain herself - but her aristocratic hostess Beatrice has made a terrible mistake. An offhand remark about ...a violent death at Villa Chiara one night during the War piques Jan's writerly interest and sends her digging into the tragic past of the Salviati family. Does it matter if Jan just fills in the gaps? After all, Beatrice told Jan she could have the story to do as she liked with, she even said 'I give it to you'... I Give It To You is a riveting novel about who owns a story, whether we have a right to what we inherit and what a gift really means.
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              ISBN 9781781255537
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
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              Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor
               

              Signs of Life: To the Ends of the Earth with a Doctor (Hardback, Main)

              By Fabes, Stephen

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              In 2010 Stephen Fabes rode away from his career as an emergency doctor in London, on a journey that would see him ride the length of six continents; a cycling circumnavigation which took six years. Signs of Life is his story of a world of challenges - from Tajik camel spiders to ...camping on a frozen lake in Mongolia, to coaxing another few kilometres out of 'Ol' Patchy' (his faithful inner tube), and of fascinating interactions with the people of seventy-five countries; from hospitable nomads and curious children to vindictive border guards and gangsters. It is also a story of medicine calling Stephen back; he recalls his first pronouncement of death as he examines the frozen body of a monk high in the Himalayas; he is drawn into treating patients at a leprosy clinic; he helps refugees at The Jungle in Calais. All the while, he reflects on how societies treat their most vulnerable and draws comparisons with the lost souls he had treated back home in London; people who he resolves to truly listen to, when he returns to his vocation.
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              ISBN 9781788161213
              Released AU 15 Sep 2020
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              The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard
               

              The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard (Hardback, Main)

              By Pourriol, Ollivier; Translated by Stevenson, Helen

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jan 21

              Whether it's the Protestant work ethic, or the capitalist need for productivity, most of us in the English-speaking world believe that in order to achieve anything worthwhile, we must first expend huge amounts of effort. In fact, just the opposite is true. In The French Art of No...t Trying Too Hard, Ollivier Pourriol shows how the best results in life, love, work, art and even sports come not from working harder, but from letting go. This is not a new idea in France: since Montaigne, philosophers have suggested that a certain je ne sais quoi is the key to a more creative, fulfilling and productive existence. We can see it in their laissez faire parenting, their chic style, their haute cuisine and enviable home cooking - the French barely seem to be trying, yet the results are world famous. Drawing lessons from French legends like Descartes, Stendhal and Francoise Sagan, Rodin and Zidane, Cyrano de Bergerac and Coco Chanel, Ollivier Pourriol explores how to be efficient a la francaise, and how to effortlessly reap the rewards.
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              ISBN 9781788163279
              Released AU 7 Jan 2021
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              Dementia: The One-Stop Guide: Practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease: Updated Edition
               

              Dementia: The One-Stop Guide: Practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease: Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Andrews, June

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                2 Feb 21

              'Exactly what is needed. Sensible advice from someone who really knows what she is talking about.' John Humphrys Across the world, 50 million people live with dementia. Even more are affected by the dementia of parents, partners, siblings or friends. But still, most people who ar...e diagnosed, or who are dealing with the diagnosis of a loved one, feel as though they are alone. Dementia: The One-Stop Guide aims to fill this gap, providing practical information and support for living with, or caring for, someone with dementia. It offers clear and sensible information about recognising symptoms, getting help, managing financially, staying at home, treatment, being a carer and staying positive. Updated to include new research on sleep, exercise and reducing dementia risk, information on inherited dementias and guidance on care homes and legal issues, this guide will help those with dementia and their families make sure that they can stay well and happy for as long as possible.
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              ISBN 9781788165051
              Released AU 2 Feb 2021
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              Why We're Polarized: The International Bestseller from the Founder of Vox.com

              Why We're Polarized: The International Bestseller from the Founder of Vox.com (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Klein, Ezra

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              The New York Times Bestseller The Wall Street Journal Bestseller Few books are as well-matched to the moment of their publication as Ezra Klein's Why We're Polarised. --Dan Hopkins, The Washington Post It is likely to become the political book of the year....Powerful [and] intell...igent. --Fareed Zakaria, CNN Superbly researched and written... --Francis Fukuyama, The Washington Post America's political system isn't broken. The truth is scarier: it's working exactly as designed. In this book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarising us--and how we are polarizing it--with disastrous results. The American political system--which includes everyone from voters to journalists to the president--is full of rational actors making rational decisions given the incentives they face, writes political analyst Ezra Klein. We are a collection of functional parts whose efforts combine into a dysfunctional whole. In Why We're Polarised, Klein reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America's descent into division and dysfunction. Neither a polemic nor a lament, this book offers a clear framework for understanding everything from Trump's rise to the Democratic Party's leftward shift to the politicisation of everyday culture. America is polarised, first and foremost, by identity. Everyone engaged in American politics is engaged, at some level, in identity politics. Over the past fifty years in America, our partisan identities have merged with our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities. These merged identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together. Klein shows how and why American politics polarised around identity in the twentieth century, and what that polarisation did to the way we see the world and one another. And he traces the feedback loops between polarized political identities and polarised political institutions that are driving our syste
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              ISBN 9781788166782
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
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              HypnoBirthing: For a safer, easier, more comfortable birth

              HypnoBirthing: For a safer, easier, more comfortable birth (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Mongan, Marie

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              A new edition of the original book on HypnoBirthing - for any kind of birth. No one understands what it's like to give birth until you do it but HypnoBirthing gives you the tools and knowledge to approach labour with confidence. Pioneered by Marie Mongan, HypnoBirthing is about u...nderstanding the birthing body - what happens, why and when - and learning how to progress your labour using movement, breath and powerful visualisation techniques to manage pain. Based on decades of practice within The HypnoBirthing Institute, this complete guide: - Takes you through labour, step by step - Prepares you physically and mentally with exercises and birthing positions - Teaches hypnotism and visualisation techniques to manage pain and banish fear - Explains the medical jargon so you can understand and work with medical assistance if needed Whether you are having a natural, assisted or caesarean birth, HypnoBirthing will help every woman take control of their labour for a positive birth.
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              ISBN 9781788166225
              Released AU 29 Sep 2020
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