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"A persuasive look at why some U.S. cities have prospered in recent decades while others have declined."--"Bloomberg Businessweek " We're used to thinking of the United States in opposing terms: red versus blue, haves versus have-nots. But today there are three Americ... read more

The New Geography of Jobs
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We have entered a new phase of the global food crisis. Wealthy countries that import much of their food, along with private investors, are racing to buy or lease huge swaths of farmland abroad. "The Global Farms Race" is the first book to examine this burgeoning trend in all its complexity, considerin... read more

The Global Farms Race: Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Secuirty
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'An elegant, thoughtful book . . . beautifully expresses the importance and experience of liberation from the battery-hen life of constant connection.' Daily Mail'I came away from this book a better human ... read more

Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World
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"A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force." --Eve Ensler "Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone."--Andrew Solomon "Extraordinary... read more

No Visible Bruises - What We Don't Know about Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
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We are in the middle of the greatest technological revolution in history. Its epicentre lies in Silicon Valley, but its impacts are felt on all corners of the earth. It could give all of us a better quality of life and new, ... read more

The Future of Everything: Big, Audacious Ideas for a Better World
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Wal-Mart is the biggest company on earth, ever. Around 7.2 billion people shop there in a year - more than one visit for every person on the planet. It's expanding across the globe from Brazil to Eastern Europe. And it ha... read more

The Wal-Mart Effect : How an Out-of-town Superstore Became a Superpower
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It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknow... read more

Shattered : Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
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Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he served in Afghanistan during the time Australian Defence Forces were engaged in our 'longest war' against Taliban insurgents.
It was Fred's second career as a... read more

The Dust of Uruzgan
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With claims that nearly one in two women suffer from 'female sexual dysfunction', some of the most profitable corporations on the planet are poised to exploit some of women' s deepest fears with hopes for new billion-dollar markets. This powerful expose introduces us to the creation of 'female sexual ... read more

Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals: How Drug Companies are Bankrolling the Next Big Condition for Women
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Why is it so many of us lack contentment, despite all the wealth and freedoms we enjoy? The past two centuries delivered individual and political freedoms that promised unprecedented opportunities for personal fulfilment. Yet citizens of affluent countries are encouraged to pursue lives of consumeris... read more

Freedom Paradox: Towards a Post-secular Ethics
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An overview of the evolution of Australian sport during the 20th century, this is a lament for the innocence and good sportsmanship of a former time. In today's winning-is-everything world what has sport - and we as viewers - lost as a result? Roy Masters explores how we might be able to juggle the in... read more

Higher, Richer, Sleazier: How Drugs and Money are Changing Sport Forever
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