Based on the series produced for the BBC World Service
A Financial Times and Bloomberg Business Week Book of the Year
Who thought up paper money? How did the contraceptive pill change the face of the legal profession? Why was the horse c... read more

Fifty Things That Made the Modern Economy
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People have long been duped by smooth-talking politicians, confessional talk-show hosts and fake-earnest advertisers. As sincerity has become suspect, the upright and honest have taken refuge in irony. Yet we long for the holy grail of sincerity. With deep historical perspective and a brilliant contem... read more

Sincerity: How a moral idea born 500 years ago inspired religious wars/modern art/hipster chic/and the curious notion that we ALL have something to say (no matter how dull)
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Reading Level:4 Non Fiction

Be ambitious; find everlasting love; look after your health--there are countless stories about how we ought to live our lives. These narratives can make our lives easier, and they might sometimes make us happier too. But they can also trap... read more

Happy Ever After: Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life
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Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and ma... read more

Great Australian Scams, Cons and Rorts: A Book of Dodgy Schemes and Crazy Dreams from the Bush to the City
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Technology and increasing levels of education have exposed people to more information than ever before. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual e... read more

The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
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McGregor offers a holistic interpretation of the complex relationship between Indigenous and settler Australians during the middle four decades of the twentieth century. Combining the perspectives of political, social and cultural history in a coherent narrative, he provides a cogent analysis of how t... read more

Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation
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Eighteen Aboriginal men and women from East Kimberley reminisce about work on cattle stations, horses, wages, drinking, fighting, citizenship, traditional law, kinship, women, marriage and race relations.

When the Dust Come in Between: Aboriginal Viewpoints in the East Kimberley Prior to 1982
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Overturning aqua nullius aims to cultivate a new understanding of Aboriginal water rights and interests in the context of Aboriginal water concepts and water policy development in Australia. In this award-winning work, Dr Marshall argue... read more

Overturning Aqua Nullius: Securing Aboriginal Water Rights
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The Bedside Book of Algebra is a collection of problems - some with a very practical application, others designed as purely theoretical puzzles - that will offer something of interest to everyone. Each section is written in an easy-to-follow format and guides the reader progressively through this fasc... read more

The Bedside Book of Algebra
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Blog Schmog takes a look at the blogging phenomenon and its impact on politics, writing, marketing, public relations, publishing, journalism, and all other forms of communication. Written from a skeptic's point of view, Robert Bly holds blogging up to close scrutiny, giving practical, easy-to-use tips... read more

Blog Schmog: The Truth About What Blogs Can (and Can't) Do for Your Business
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Over the past quarter century, Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countles... read more

This Is Marketing: Making and Sharing Work That Matters
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A field report by a renowned regional specialist documents the major crises that have overshadowed the Middle East throughout the past thirty years, offering insight into the decisive events that are reshaping the region.

Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East
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