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In the company of bats, owls, moths and seabirds, Annette Lees guides us from dusk to dawn with fascinating night stories: tales of war stealth and ghosts; nights lit by candles and lighthouses; mountain walking and navigation on ocean voyaging waka.
The World the Plague Made is a panoramic history of how the bubonic plague revolutionised labour, trade and technology, and set the stage for Europe's global expansion.
A captivating exploration of beach resort culture - from its roots in fashionable society to approaching climate reckoning - Sarah Stodola reports on the past, present, and future of coastal travel.
Illuminating, essential, at times confronting, and containing never-seen-before photos, Sons of a Good Keen Man is a timely reflection on fatherhood and identity, the legacy of trauma, and how time can both heal and ask new questions.
From jogging and Jazzercise to Jane Fonda, Danielle Friedman explores the little-known history of women's exercise, and how physical strength has been converted into other forms of power.
In The Nineties, cult author Chuck Klosterman makes a home in every element of 90s culture: the film, the music, the sports, the TV, the politics, the changes regarding race and class and sexuality, the yin/yang of Oprah and Alan Greenspan.
In 1913 Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase exploded through the American art world. This is the story of how he followed the painting to New York two years later, enchanted the Arensberg salon and - almost incidentally -changed art forever.
Journeying backwards in time from the most recent Ice Age to the dawn of complex life itself, multi-talented palaeontologist Thomas Halliday immerses us in sixteen lost ecosystems, each one rendered with a novelist's eye for detail and drama.
Diagnosis and death; uncertainty and urgent laxatives; sleep deprivation and synthetic drawstring trousers: this debut work by Izzy Lomax-Sawyers characterises her first year as a tired junior doctor at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital.
In How Civil Wars Start, acclaimed expert Barbara F. Walter explains the rise of civil war, the conditions that create it, and ultimately, a path back toward peace.
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