2260 books (113 pages) in this category
by Isaiah Berlin
by Richard Aspel
Vast, diverse, dynamic, and turbulent, the true nature of Africa is often obscured by its poverty-stricken image. In this controversial and gripping guide, Tom Young cuts through the emotional hype to critically analyse the continent’s ...Audio Book
by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
by LEO FROBENIUS
An eminent German explorer, ethnologist, and authority on prehistoric art, Leo Frobenius (1873‒1938) startled the world of anthropology with his concept of ""continuity of cultures"" - proposing, for instance, a link between Egyptian ...
by Robbi Neal
Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age
by John Michael Greer
<p>Progress is not just a goal in the West—it's a religion. Most people believe in its inherent value as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our faith in progress drives the popular insistence that
by Nathan Bomey
Award-winning journalist Nathan Bomey argues that Trump did not usher the post-truth era into being. He was its inevitable outcome. Bomey points to recent trends that have created the perfect seedbed for spin, distortion, deception, and ...
Australia's New Extinction Crisis
by Tim Flannery
When it comes to the natural world, Australia is home to a disproportionately large share of the world's riches. That means we Australians are caretakers of a unique natural heritage in a land which tolerates few mistakes. So how are we ...Audio Book
by Ramesh Srinivasan
<p>In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, and concern that the internet has heightened rather than combatted various forms of political and social inequality, it is time we ask: What comes after a broken internet?<br /><br /> Ramesh ...
Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches
by PJ Keating
A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Prime Minister Paul Keating. ...
by Philip Almond
by Mark Greif
Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In <i>Against Everything</i>, he make us rethink the ordinary, taking our own lives seriously, exploring how we might live an honest life in these dishonest times. In a series of ...
Conflict and creativity in outback Australia
by Eve Vincent
<p> <div><div><p><i>Against Native Title </i>is about one group’s lived experience of a divisive native title claim in the outback town of Ceduna, where the native title claims process has thoroughly reorganised local Aboriginal ...
by Slavoj Zizek
<b>'One of our best-known living philosophers' <i>Guardian</i></b><br>How do we respond to the refugee crisis - by opening our doors, or pulling up the drawbridge? Both solutions, argues Slavoj Aixek, offer ideological blackmail, and both are ...
by Ian;Kutarna, Chris Goldin
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by Elizabeth MacKinlay
Witty, Wicked, and Wise Reflections on Well-Lived Lives
by Lois P. Frankel
<p>Throughout history, the image of “wisdom” is exclusively portrayed by men: God, Socrates, Confucius, Merlin, the aging college professor. Where are their female counterparts? The wisdom of older women is indisputable. Having lived decades ...
Don't Die of Prejudice
by Norman Fowler
<i>Aids: Don't Die of Prejudice</i>, by Norman Fowler, explores the HIV/AIDS crisis that - scandalously - continues to affect millions of people across the world, despite the fact that we now have all the necessary means to prevent it. ...
Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia
by Max Hirsh
<p>In <i>Airport Urbanism</i>, Max Hirsh undertakes an unprecedented study of airport infrastructure in five Asian cities—Bangkok, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. Drawing on material gathered in restricted zones of airports and