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Jews don't count by David Baddiel

Jews don't count

David Baddiel

eBook

"How identity politics failed one particular identity. 'That rarest of things, an apparent 'must read' that turns out to be actual must read. Brilliant stuff.' ADAM KAY 'a masterpiece.'STEPHEN FRY Jews Don't Count is a book for people who consider th...

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Major labels by Kelefa Sanneh

Major labels

Kelefa Sanneh

eBook

"From his own adolescence, when his allegiance was to punk rock, to his work as one of the essential voices of our time on music and culture at the New York Times and the New Yorker, Kelefa Sanneh has made a deep study of how our popular music unites...

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She is not your rehab by Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Brown

She is not your rehab

Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Bro...

Large Print

"Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers the men in his barbershop a haircut with a difference: a safe space to be seen and heard without judgement. As the creator of My Fathers Barbers, Matt has inspired a new generation of New Zealand men to break...

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138 dates by Rebekah Campbell

138 dates

Rebekah Campbell

Large Print

"What will it take to follow your dream? On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. At thirty-five, she is founder of hot Sydney start-up Posse.com, she writes one of Australia's most popular blogs and she gives inspirational talks at con...

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Weather  by John D. Cox

Weather

John D. Cox

Book

"A handy reference to the awesome forces of nature we witness every day. For anyone who is dazzled by dramatic displays of wind, thunder, and lightning, Weather For Dummies is an indispensable guide to the basic science behind these daily phenomena. ...

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Sort your brain out  by Jack Lewis

Sort your brain out

Jack Lewis

Book

"Every human being on this planet has the most incredible device in the known universe residing within their skull. Yet despite all of us having more or less the same make and model, the vast majority of users are completely unaware of its stunning.....

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Overcoming Internet addiction  by David N. Greenfield

Overcoming Internet addiction

David N. Greenfield

Book

"A guidebook to beating internet addiction and screen overuse and for living a fuller life. There's no escaping it―we live in a digital world. We work, play, socialize, and learn online, and the Internet provides many amazing opportunities. Unfortuna...

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Raspberry Pi  by Sean McManus

Raspberry Pi

Sean McManus

Book

"With the invention of the unique credit card-sized single-board computer comes a new wave of hardware geeks, hackers, and hobbyists who are excited about the possibilities with the Raspberry Pi - and this is the perfect guide to get you started. In ...

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Indian cooking  by Monisha Bharadwaj

Indian cooking

Monisha Bharadwaj

Book

"Taste the real thing and discover the delights of home-cooked Indian food. Indian food - delicious, diverse, and not as difficult to cook as you might think! In Indian Cooking For Dummies, you'll learn the fundamentals, plus over 100 make-at-home recipes...

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Data science  by Lillian Pierson

Data science

Lillian Pierson

Book

"Monetize your company's data and data science expertise without spending a fortune on hiring independent strategy consultants to help.What if there was one simple, clear process for ensuring that all your company's data science projects achieve a high...

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Watching Neighbours twice a day...  by Josh Widdicombe

Watching Neighbours twice a day...

Josh Widdicombe

Book

"A childhood memoir about growing up in the middle of nowhere and watching too much TV, from beloved comedian, Josh Widdicombe. 'Read any history of the Nineties in Britain and you will read about Britpop, Blair, the birth of the Premier League and the...

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Raising resilient kids  by Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Raising resilient kids

Rhonda Spencer-Hwang

Book

"Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, a mom of three children and a professor of public health, set out to discover how to promote health and well-being, beginning in childhood. Living in a community known worldwide for the unusual resilience and longevity of its ...

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Crochet cuties  by Jessica Zess

Crochet cuties

Jessica Zess

Book

"These adorable dolls are fun to crochet and adorn in infinite ways! Once you learn to make the basic doll, you can change the features, hair, and head adornment to make a variety of characters, each with their own personality"--Publisher's descripti...

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The caregiver's guide to cancer  by Victoria Landes

The caregiver's guide to cancer

Victoria Landes

Book

"Looking after someone with cancer can be complex, overwhelming, and emotionally draining all at once. As a caregiver, you may also overlook your own well-being while you focus on your loved one. This book empowers you to be an attentive, thoughtful,...

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Rogue waves  by Jonathan Brill

Rogue waves

Jonathan Brill

Book

"A renowned business futurist shows leaders how their companies can adapt, survive, and thrive in times of radical disruption caused by the convergence of economic, technological, and social change. Today's businesses are sailing in stormy waters-fin...

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Where tomorrows aren't promised  by Carmelo Anthony

Where tomorrows aren't promised

Carmelo Anthony

Book

"For a long time, Carmelo Anthony's world wasn't any larger than the view of the hoopers and hustlers he watched from the side window of his family's first-floor project apartment in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He couldn't dream any bigger than emulating his...

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Reign of terror  by Spencer Ackerman

Reign of terror

Spencer Ackerman

Book

"An examination of the profound impact that the War on Terror had in pushing American politics and society in an authoritarian direction for an entire generation, at home and abroad, the United States has waged an endless conflict known as the War on...

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The dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

The dressmakers of Auschwitz

Lucy Adlington

Large Print

"At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, mainly Jewish women and girls, were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was...

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Alpha by David Philipps

Alpha

David Philipps

Large Print

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter uncovers the story of the shocking rise and fall of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the fellow SEALs who turned him in, and the court martial that captivated the nation. After nearly twenty years of mil...

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All in by Billie Jean King

All in

Billie Jean King

Large Print

"An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals -- let alone athletes -- of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie...

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Lucy's people  by Mesfin Tadesse

Lucy's people

Mesfin Tadesse

Book

"Lucy's People: An Ethiopian Memoir" is the story of a country and a life. Mesfin is Falasha, an Ethiopian Jew. He is born to resist brutality and help others. Under Emperor Haile Selassie I, life is delightful - until the communists. For 17 years, the...

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The practice of groundedness  by Brad Stulberg

The practice of groundedness

Brad Stulberg

Book

"In The Practice of Groundedness, Brad Stulberg shares a new model for success that defies the "never enough" culture of the twenty-first century. At the heart of this model is groundedness - a mindset that values presence over productivity, accepts ...

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The apocalypse and the end of history  by Suzanne Schneider

The apocalypse and the end of history

Suzanne Schneider

Book

"Historian Suzanne Schneider examines the politics and ideology of the Islamic State (better known as ISIS). Schneider argues that today's jihad is not the residue from a less enlightened time, nor does it have much in common with its classical or me...

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DIY guide to tie dye style  by Liz Welker

DIY guide to tie dye style

Liz Welker

Book

"A technique and project guide for tie dye designs, using a variety of techniques for creating several different patterns and techniques for various dyeing processes, including traditional tie dye, ice dyeing, reverse tie dyeing, and more. Complete.....

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Create dream catchers  by Young-Ran Lee

Create dream catchers

Young-Ran Lee

Book

"String together peaceful dream catchers with Korean artist Young-Ran Lee. Each of the 26 projects features a distinctive look and part of the fun is you can find your supplies and materials by just walking through nature. From the beach to the woods,...

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The Barcelona complex  by Simon Kuper

The Barcelona complex

Simon Kuper

Book

"FC Barcelona is not just the world's highest grossing sports club, it is simply one of the most influential organizations on the planet. At last count, it had approximately 214 million social media followers, more than any other sports club except Real...

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Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller  by Nadia Wassef

Chronicles of a Cairo bookseller

Nadia Wassef

Book

"The streets of Cairo make strange music. The echoing calls to prayer; the raging insults hurled between drivers; the steady crescendo of horns honking; the shouts of street vendors; the television sets and radios blaring from every sidewalk. Nadia W...

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Universal human  by Gary Zukav

Universal human

Gary Zukav

Book

"The author of the legendary #1 New York Times bestseller The Seat of the Soul shows us step-by-fascinating-step how to create a life of love and where that now leads. Internationally acclaimed author and teacher, Gary Zukav, shares a new vision of power...

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Programming the Raspberry Pi  by Simon Monk

Programming the Raspberry Pi

Simon Monk

Book

"This fully updated guide shows how to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi--with no programming experience required. Programming the Raspberry Pi(TM) Getting Started with Python, Third Edition addresses physical changes...

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Raising feminist boys  by Bobbi Wegner

Raising feminist boys

Bobbi Wegner

Book

"As parents, we all want to raise kind and loving kids who will grow up to be conscentious adults. But in a world still steeped in gender inequality and sexual violence, it's become more and more clear that we can't just teach girls to protect themselves....

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The caregiver's guide to diabetes  by Amanda Ciprich

The caregiver's guide to diabetes

Amanda Ciprich

Book

"Care for yourself while caring for a loved one with diabetes. Taking care of someone with diabetes is a long-term commitment that at times can be tiring and emotionally draining. As a caregiver, you may overlook your own health and well-being because...

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Index of women  by Amy Gerstler

Index of women

Amy Gerstler

Book

"From a "maestra of invention" (The New York Times) who is at once supremely witty, ferociously smart, and emotionally raw, a new collection of poems about womanhood. Amy Gerstler has won acclaim for sly, sophisticated, and subversive poems that find...

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Hippocrasy  by Rachelle Buchbinder

Hippocrasy

Rachelle Buchbinder

Book

"Two world-leading doctors reveal the true state of modern medicine and how doctors are letting their patients down. In Hippocrasy, rheumatologist and epidemiologist Rachelle Buchbinder and orthopaedic surgeon Ian Harris argue that the benefits of me...

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Did you kill anyone?  by Scott Beauchamp

Did you kill anyone?

Scott Beauchamp

Book

"Nothing is off the table in Did You Kill Anyone?, a hybrid compendium of thoughts and observations whose narrative thrust is propelled and shaped by the inquiry itself. Drawing from and elaborating on years of the author's work on the peripheries of...

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Belonging  by Alun Wyn Jones

Belonging

Alun Wyn Jones

Book

"Alun Wyn Jones is the most capped rugby player of all time. Seen by many as one of the greatest ever Welsh players, he has won three Grand Slams for Wales and was named the best player of the 2019 Six Nations Championship. Born in Swansea, AWJ made his...

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The eco-Christmas craft book  by Marrianne Miall

The eco-Christmas craft book

Marrianne Miall

Book

"Learn to make beautiful, stylish Christmas decorations using eco-friendly materials that won't cost a fortune or harm the planet! If you love Christmas, you'll love this book! It's filled with lots of ideas to create your own stylishly beautiful,.....

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Impact players  by Liz Wiseman

Impact players

Liz Wiseman

Book

"The NYT-bestselling author of Multipliers explains why some employees are considered Impact Players, what they do differently to become irreplaceable, and how others can emulate them and make teams more productive"--Publisher's description.

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Beasts before us  by Elsa Panciroli

Beasts before us

Elsa Panciroli

Book

"For most of us, the story of mammal evolution starts after the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, but over the last 20 years scientists have uncovered new fossils and used new technologies that have upended this story. In Beasts Before Us,.....

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About time  by David Rooney

About time

David Rooney

Book

"A horological history of human civilisation, told through twelve world-changing clocks Since the dawn of civilization, we have kept time. But time has always been against us. From the city sundials of ancient Rome to the era of the smartwatch, clocks...

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No, you're not entitled to your opinion

No, you're not entitled to your opinion

Book

"From its early days as an unknown start-up, The Conversation published landmark essays such as Patrick Stokes's 'No, you're not entitled to your opinion', which saw the organisation grow into an important and valued part of the news media. It has si...

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Birds, bees & blossoms  by Harriet De Winton

Birds, bees & blossoms

Harriet De Winton

Book

"In her second book, botanical artist Harriet de Winton shows you how to paint modern watercolour artworks to treasure and share. Picking up where New Botanical Painting left off, this books aims to expand readers' repertoires into fauna as well as flora,...

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Women, food & hormones  by Sara Gottfried

Women, food & hormones

Sara Gottfried

Book

"New York Times best-selling author Dr. Sara Gottfried shares a new, female-friendly Keto diet that addresses women’s unique hormonal needs, so readers can shed pounds and maintain the loss more easily. Most diet plans were created by men for men, but...

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Spinning plates  by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Spinning plates

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Book

"Sophie Ellis-Bextor shares her experiences, insights and reflections on men, music and motherhood. Sophie Ellis-Bextor's kitchen discos became a source of much needed escapism, catharsis and sequined joy for a swathe of the population during lockdown....

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The Ottomans  by Marc David Baer

The Ottomans

Marc David Baer

Book

"The Ottoman Empire has long been depicted as the Islamic-Asian antithesis of the Christian-European West. But the reality was starkly different: the Ottomans' multiethnic, multilingual, and multireligious domain reached deep into Europe's heart. In ...

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One  by Peter Schmeichel

One

Peter Schmeichel

Book

"The autobiography of one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. 'Why me? How could a boy from a Copenhagen tower block say I want to be a champion with Manchester United and Denmark and make it happen?' Peter Schmeichel is a giant of football, who...

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My unapologetic diaries  by Joan Collins

My unapologetic diaries

Joan Collins

Book

"Joan Collins has been a diarist from the age of twelve, writing enthusiastically over the years. She dictated most of these entries in real time into a mini-tape recorder at the end of the day, and now she is spilling the beans - well, nearly all of...

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Mary Churchill's war  by Mary Soames

Mary Churchill's war

Mary Soames

Book

"In 1939 seventeen-year-old Mary found herself in an extraordinary position at an extraordinary time: it was the outbreak of the Second World War and her father, Winston Churchill, had been appointed First Lord of the Admiralty; within months he would...

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The lick of love  by Julian Clary

The lick of love

Julian Clary

Book

"From one of Britain's best-loved comedians comes this wonderfully funny, sharp and touching memoir and a celebration of the bond between man and dog - an autobidography, if you will. The Lick of Love takes us on a tour of Julian's colourful life - a...

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How to survive family holidays  by Jack Whitehall

How to survive family holidays

Jack Whitehall

Book

"One part Lonely Planet, one part tell-all family memoir, this is the definitive and hilarious guide on how to survive your family holiday, by Jack Whitehall, with a little bit of help from Michael and Hilary Whitehall. No one family has more experience...

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How to save a life  by Lynette Rice

How to save a life

Lynette Rice

Book

"The first inside story of one of TV's most popular and beloved dramas, Grey's Anatomy. More than 15 years after its premiere, Grey's Anatomy remains one of the most beloved dramas on television and ABC's most important property. It continues to win its...

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First comes love  by Tom Rasmussen

First comes love

Tom Rasmussen

Book

"It was one thing to get married when your parents, your neighbours, your community insisted on it, when a sacred union for heterosexuals was not just one option but the only option. It's quite another to keep doing it in when free of that societal a...

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Boost your immune power with ayurveda  by Janesh Vaidya

Boost your immune power with ayurveda

Janesh Vaidya

Book

"Optimize Your Immune Power with Simple Practices for Your Specific Body and Mind Type. Ayurveda has been used to restore energy and resist disease for thousands of years. Join traditional Ayurveda practitioner Janesh Vaidya as he presents this powerful...

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3x3 basketball  by Luka Snoj

3x3 basketball

Luka Snoj

Book

"Since its formation in 2010, 3x3 basketball's popularity has rocketed. In only seven years, 3x3 basketball has gone from being played casually as a pick-up game to becoming an official Olympic sport, with the 2021 Summer Games showcasing its debut. ...

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Poles apart  by Alison Goldsworthy

Poles apart

Alison Goldsworthy

Book

"A groundbreaking work on why people become so divided - and how they can brought back together. We humans are social animals, naturally driven to form close-knit groups. All too often, though, these groups become partisan. They start to compete with...

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A (very) short history of life on Earth  by Henry Gee

A (very) short history of life on Earth

Henry Gee

Book

"In the tradition of E.H. Gombrich, Stephen Hawking, and Alan Weisman-an entertaining and uniquely informed narration of Life's life story. In the beginning, Earth was an inhospitably alien place-in constant chemical flux, covered with churning seas,...

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The Nile  by Terje Tvedt

The Nile

Terje Tvedt

Book

"The greatest river in the world has a long and fascinating history. Professor Terje Tvedt, one of the world's leading experts on the history of waterways, travels upstream along the river's mouth to its sources. The result is a travelogue through 5000...

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Rewilding the urban soul  by Claire Dunn

Rewilding the urban soul

Claire Dunn

Book

"We're a famously nature-loving nation, yet 86 per cent of Australians call the city home. Amid the concrete and the busyness, how can we also answer the call of the wild? Once upon a time, a burnt-out Claire Dunn spent a year living off the grid in ...

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The comfort crisis  by Michael (Health and fitness writer) Easter

The comfort crisis

Michael (Health and fitness writer)...

Book

"In many ways, we're more comfortable than ever before. But could our sheltered, temperature-controlled, overfed, underchallenged lives actually be the leading cause of many our most urgent physical and mental health issues? [Author and] journalist M...

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The power of us  by Jay J. Van Bavel

The power of us

Jay J. Van Bavel

Book

"If you're like most people, you probably believe that your identity is stable. But in fact, your identity is constantly changing - often outside your conscious awareness and sometimes even against your wishes - to reflect the interests of the groups...

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Australia  by Andrew Bain

Australia

Andrew Bain

Book

"Lonely Planet's Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at the unique wildlife, and hit the beach at Byron Bay; all with...

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Colliding worlds  by Simone Marchi

Colliding worlds

Simone Marchi

Book

"Simone Marchi presents the emerging story of how cosmic collisions shaped both the solar system and our own planet, from the creation of the Moon to influencing the evolution of life on Earth. The Earth emerged out of the upheaval and chaos of massi...

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Still caring  by Lyndis Flynn

Still caring

Lyndis Flynn

Book

"Still Caring shows the many ways in which families or friends can provide continuing support to elderly people in residential aged care facilities, and how important this is. Such ongoing involvement in an elderly person's life in care can help to make...

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Fortune's many houses  by Simon Welfare

Fortune's many houses

Simon Welfare

Book

"A unique and fascinating look at Victorian society through the remarkable lives of an enlightened and philanthropic aristocratic couple, the Marquess and Marchioness of Aberdeen, who exhausted their vast fortune buying homes around the globe where t...

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Reset  by Johnny C. Taylor

Reset

Johnny C. Taylor

Book

"With the growth of remote work and an increased focus on diversity and inclusion, companies are increasingly finding themselves in "wars for talent" as they source and recruit candidates from all over the world. They need to find new ways to contact...

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Jane Austen's table  by Robert Tuesley Anderson

Jane Austen's table

Robert Tuesley Anderson

Book

"From picnicking on Box Hill and supper at the Netherfield Ball, to Mrs. Bennet's family dinners and strawberry picking at Donwell Abbey, food plays a valuable role in the novels of literary heroine Jane Austen. Jane Austen's Table brings readers a s...

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Test gods  by Nicholas Schmidle

Test gods

Nicholas Schmidle

Book

"Based on exclusive inside reporting, New Yorker writer Nicholas Schmidle tells the remarkable story of the test pilots, engineers, and visionaries behind Virgin Galactic's campaign to build a space tourism company. Schmidle follows a handful of...

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A runner's high  by Dean Karnazes

A runner's high

Dean Karnazes

Book

"New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes was named by TIME magazine as one of the Hundred Most Influential People in the World. An ultramarathoning legend, Karnazes has raced and competed across the globe, from the heat of Death Valley to the...

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The hope we hold  by Jinger Duggar

The hope we hold

Jinger Duggar

Book

"Jinger Vuolo did not have what you'd call a typical childhood. The sixth child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's nineteen, she grew up with the bright lights of television crews in her home, filming the hit TLC show 19 Kids and Counting. Jinger has always...

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The glitter in the green  by Jon (Conservationist) Dunn

The glitter in the green

Jon (Conservationist) Dunn

Book

"Hummingbirds are a glittering, sparkling collective of over three hundred wildly variable, colorful species. For centuries they have captured our imaginations - revered by indigenous Americans, coveted by European collectors, and to this day admired...

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So you think you know what's good for you?  by Norman Swan

So you think you know what's good for you?

Norman Swan

Book

"We all want to be healthier, but do you know what's good for you? For over thirty years, Dr Norman Swan has been delivering straight, honest, common-sense health information to ordinary Australians as both a physician and much-loved broadcaster. And...

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Grow and gather  by Grace (Florist) Alexander

Grow and gather

Grace (Florist) Alexander

Book

"Grow and Gather follows the annual cycle of growing flowers, from sowing in spring to seed-collecting in autumn. Each chapter leads you through the tasks and the highlights of the season, from understanding your soil to sowing seeds, to weeding and...

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Broken  by Jenny Lawson

Broken

Jenny Lawson

Book

"As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People...

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Ever after  by Barry Singer

Ever after

Barry Singer

Book

""Written by Barry Singer - one of contemporary musical theater's most authoritative chroniclers - Ever After was originally published in 2003 as a history of the previous twenty-five years in musical theater, on and off Broadway. This new edition extends...

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The whale in the living room  by John (Producer) Ruthven

The whale in the living room

John (Producer) Ruthven

Book

"The Whale in the Living Room follows the thrilling adventures of award-winning wildlife documentary producer, John Ruthven, on a journey of discovery - by turns memorable, touching and often funny -that has helped the undersea world flow into countless...

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Windswept & interesting  by Billy Connolly

Windswept & interesting

Billy Connolly

Book

"In his first full-length autobiography, comedy legend and national treasure Billy Connolly reveals the truth behind his windswept and interesting life. Born in a tenement flat in Glasgow in 1942, orphaned by the age of 4, and a survivor of appalling...

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Ramsay in 10  by Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay in 10

Gordon Ramsay

Book

"This is fine food at its fastest and fast food at its finest - 100 new recipes, all clocking in at around 10 minutes. Inspired by his YouTube series, you'll be challenged to get creative in the kitchen and learn how to cook impressive, flavoursome dishes...

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One tin bakes easy  by Edd Kimber

One tin bakes easy

Edd Kimber

Book

"One tin, 70 bakes - whether you want cookies or cakes, pastries or desserts, something fruity, chocolatey or nutty, baking just got even easier. Every bake can be made in the 23 x 33cm (9 x 13in) tin used in Edd Kimber's previous book, One Tin Bakes,...

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Cry of the Kalahari  by Mark Owens

Cry of the Kalahari

Mark Owens

Book

"Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a thirdhand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. There they lived for seven years, in...

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A carnival of snackery  by David Sedaris

A carnival of snackery

David Sedaris

Book

"There's no right way to keep a diary, but if there's an entertaining way, David Sedaris seems to have mastered it. If it's navel-gazing you're after, you've come to the wrong place; ditto treacly self-examination. Rather, his observations turn outward:...

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The ascent of information  by Caleb A. Scharf

The ascent of information

Caleb A. Scharf

Book

"Your information has a life of its own, and it's using you to get what it wants. One of the most peculiar and possibly unique features of humans is the vast amount of information we carry outside our biological selves. But in our rush to build the.....

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A cosmic encounter  by Stewart W. Bench

A cosmic encounter

Stewart W. Bench

Book

"When an alien craft stalled Stewart Bench's truck on a backcountry road, he tried his best to just forget about it. But then they came back and made it personal. In A Cosmic Encounter, for the first time, Stewart tells the incredible true story of b...

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Methods & theories of art history  by Michael Watt Cothren

Methods & theories of art history

Michael Watt Cothren

Book

"This book is an accessible introduction to the critical theories used in analysing art. It covers a broad range of approaches, presenting individual arguments, controversies and divergent perspectives. This edition has been updated to reflect recent...

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The Aztecs  by Frances F. Berdan

The Aztecs

Frances F. Berdan

Book

"In this rich and surprising book, Frances F. Berdan casts fresh light on the enigmatic ancient Aztecs. She casts her net wide, covering topics as diverse as ethnicity, empire-building, palace life, etiquette, origin myths and human sacrifice. While ...

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The Celtic myths that shape the way we think  by M. A. (Mark Andrew) Williams

The Celtic myths that shape the way we think

M. A. (Mark Andrew) Williams

Book

"The events of Celtic mythology have been retold and reinterpreted for millennia, shapeshifting and reshaped by authors and artists who have given their own vivid characters a rich and powerful afterlife.Williams focuses on the myths that have had the...

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All made up  by Rae Nudson

All made up

Rae Nudson

Book

"Every woman has had to make a very personal choice about her relationship with makeup, but often the choice is not entirely hers to make. Nudson unpacks makeup's cultural impact: how it can be used to shape a personal or cultural narrative, how often...

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Why woo-woo works  by David R. Hamilton

Why woo-woo works

David R. Hamilton

Book

"Why should we meditate? How can crystals heal the mind and body? Why is visualization so powerful - and so effective? Alternative therapies, healing modalities, and spiritual practices are often referred to as 'woo-woo,' - but many of these approaches...

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Stoic wisdom  by Nancy Sherman

Stoic wisdom

Nancy Sherman

Book

"Stoicism has made a comeback as the ideal ancient philosophy for those seeking calm in times of stress and uncertainty. For many, it has become the new Zen, with meditation techniques that help us face whatever life throws our way. The Stoics address...

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The queen's English  by Chloe O. Davis

The queen's English

Chloe O. Davis

Book

"A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language-an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture"--Publisher...

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A life in nature  by Peter Scott

A life in nature

Peter Scott

Book

"A Life In Nature is a portrait of Peter Scott collected from his own conversations, articles and broadcasts including thoughts on expeditions to Lapland, Conservation and Africa, his travels in Europe and much more. Illustrated by Peter's own beauti...

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Out cold  by Phil Jaekl

Out cold

Phil Jaekl

Book

"The word "hypothermia" has Greek origins meaning "under heat." Its symptoms initially involve shivering, poorly coordinated, laborious movement, and disorientation. At extremes, heart rate decreases significantly while retrograde amnesia and confusion...

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She fits inside these words  by r.h Sin

She fits inside these words

r.h Sin

Book

"From New York Times bestselling authors r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake with bestselling poet Samantha King Holmes comes an ode for all women. This is the time to look into the mirror and see everything you've been fighting for. Yourself, a peace of mind,...

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Brainstorms and mindfarts  by Tom Connor

Brainstorms and mindfarts

Tom Connor

Book

"Brainstorms and Mindfarts delivers an informative, entertaining, and tongue-in-cheek guide to 100 of the best, worst, wackiest, brightest, and most bizarre inventions as submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office, all the while letting you in on...

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The fastest men on Earth  by Neil Duncanson

The fastest men on Earth

Neil Duncanson

Book

"With an exclusive foreword by Usain Bolt, The Fastest Men on Earth tells the inside stories of the Olympic Men's 100m Champions. It takes just under ten seconds to run, but the results of the Olympic men's 100 metres are etched forever into history....

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Man enough to be a woman  by Jayne County

Man enough to be a woman

Jayne County

Book

"'If you stay alive long enough, people eventually catch up'. Born in rural Georgia in 1947, Jayne moved to New York and became part of the 60s art scene surrounding Andy Warhol's Factory. Jayne's story follows the arc of LGBT liberation in the US, she...

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System error  by Rob Reich

System error

Rob Reich

Book

"A forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors - experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades - which reveals how big tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values...

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A course called America  by Tom. author. Coyne

A course called America

Tom. author. Coyne

Book

"In the span of one year, Coyne crisscrosses the United States in search of its greatest golf experience. He plays every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a...

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Call-sign Kluso  by Rick Tollini

Call-sign Kluso

Rick Tollini

Book

"Rick's first experience of flying was in a Piper PA-18 over 1960s' California as a small boy, and his love of flying through his teenage years was fostered by his pilot father, eventually blossoming into a decision to join the Air Force as a pilot in...

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How to read numbers  by Tom (Science writer) Chivers

How to read numbers

Tom (Science writer) Chivers

Book

"Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious 'X people develop cancer every year' and sometimes less obvious 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are...

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We tell ourselves stories in order to live  by Joan Didion

We tell ourselves stories in order to live

Joan Didion

Book

"Joan Didions incomparable and distinctive essays and journalism are admired for their acute, incisive observations and their spare, elegant style. Now the seven books of nonfiction that appeared between 1968 and 2003 have been brought together into ...

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The Silva mind control method  by Jose Silva

The Silva mind control method

Jose Silva

Book

""Since The Silva Mind Control Method was first published in hardcover, over one million people (including top celebrities) have graduated from Mind Control training to use their minds at a deeper and more effective level, even in their sleep! ..." -...

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