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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

In "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" one of today's most iconoclastic thinkers destroys the biggest myths about the world we live in. There's no such thing as a 'free' market. Globalization isn't making the world richer. We do

Chang, Ha-Joon

9/11 Wars

Throughout the 1990s a vast conflict was brewing. The storm broke on September 11th 2001. Since then much of the world has seen invasions, bombings, battles and riots. Hundreds of thousands of people have died.

Jason Burke, a first

Burke, Jason

Africa's New Oil

The development of Africa's oil has greatly accelerated in recent years, with some countries looking at the prospect of almost unimaginable flows of money into their national budgets. But the story of African oil has usually been associated

Hicks, Celeste, Kitchen, Stephanie

After the Sheikhs

The Gulf monarchies (Saudi Arabia and its five smaller neighbours: the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain) have long been governed by highly autocratic and seemingly anachronistic regimes. Yet despite bloody conflicts on

Davidson, Christopher M

Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours

Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of

Zizek, Slavoj

Age of Deception

When, in 1997, the International Atomic Energy Agency unanimously elected Mohamed ElBaradei as its next Director General, few observers could have forecast the dramatic role he would play over the next 12 years. Certainly, the stage onto which

ElBaradei, Mohamed

Age of the Unthinkable
Paperback , 234 x 153mm. 288

For decades we have confidently believed in our models for the way the world works. Light-touch capitalism creates wealth everywhere; spread democracy and you spread peace; terrorists need to be crushed by overwhelmi

Ramo, Joshua Cooper

Age of Turbulence
Hardback 544 pages.

Accounts with the nature of this world - how we got here, what we're living through, and what lies over the horizon, for good or ill. This book presents the story of author's life to convey the years he has experienced and sh

Greenspan, Alan

Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Iceland

Booth, Michael

Alter Egos

"Outstanding". (Washington Post). "One of the best reporters working in Washington today". (Jane Mayer). "Incredibly important...timely and deeply revelatory". (Kai Bird). "Vivid, page-turning". (Michael Beschloss). As the US presidential ca

Landler, Mark

America's Secret War
Paperback , 198 x 126mm. 400

The true story of covert operations during the War on Terror, written by the founder of one of the most respected private intelligence agencies in the world, dubbed the 'shadow CIA'

Friedman, George

American Grace

American Grace is a major achievement, a groundbreaking examination of religion in America. Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse, and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades the nation's religious landsc

Putnam, Robert, Campbell, David E.

American Stories : Tales of Hope and Anger

In July 2009, Michael Brissenden, political editor for The 7.30 Report, moved to Washington to take up a new role as US current affairs correspondent for ABC TV. It promised to be a change, and a challenge. Here is his fascinating account of

Brissenden, Michael

Another Day in the Death of America
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On Saturday 23 November 2013 ten children were shot dead. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. They fell in suburbs, hamlets and ghettos. None made the national news. It was just another day in the death of

Younge, Gary

Anthropocene or Capitalocene?

The Earth has reached a tipping point and we are entering an era of unprecedented turbulence in humanity's relationship within the web of life. But just what is that relationship, and how do we make sense of this extraordinary transition? An

Moore, Jason W.

Arab Spring
Rebellion, Revolution, and a New World Order 256

What is the Arab Spring? How did it start? How might it end? What role did Wikileaks play? And where do events leave the oil-dependent west? As American and British jets shower bombs on Libya it

Manhire, Toby

Armed Humanitarians - The Rise of the Nation Builders

In May 2003, President George W. Bush declared victory in Iraq. But while we won the war, we catastrophically lost the peace. Our failure prompted a fundamental change in our foreign policy. Confronted with the shortcomings of "shock and awe

Hodge, Nathan

Asia's Cauldron
2 maps 240

Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated nine hundred trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries' worth of

Kaplan, Robert D.

Assassination Complex
Offsetting from US file, does include integrated photographs and illustrations 256

In this shocking expose of the US government's drone programme, bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept ex

Scahill, Jeremy, Snowden, Edward

Assassins' Gate
Paperback , 198 x 129mm. 400

Talking about Iraq war, this title recounts how the US set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerrilla war in Iraq, showing the consequences of this policy. It looks at the strugg

Packer, George


For the last five years, Britain has been under the hammer of 'Austerity'. In its name, wages have been frozen, benefits have been slashed and public spending squeezed. The pain of a financial crisis caused by bankers and speculators has bee

Mendoza, Kerry-Anne

Finlay Lloyd?s newest book, Backlash, is an in-depth investigation of the live export trade. The book reveals the backstory of this powerful industry and the campaign to bring it to an end, including aspects of the inner political story that have not
Jones, Bidda and Julian Davies

Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

'Hammer has pulled off the truly remarkable here-a book that is both important and a delight to read ...It is also an inspirational reminder that, even as the forces of barbarism extend their thrall across so much of the Muslim world, there

Hammer, Joshua

Base Nation
illustrations 432

As David Vine demonstrates, the overseas bases raise geopolitical tensions and provoke widespread antipathy towards the United States. They also undermine American democratic ideals, pushing the U.S. into partnerships with dict

Vine, David

Because We Say So

Because We Say So is Noam Chomsky's essential counter punch to American hegemony In 1962, the eminent statesman Dean Acheson enunciated a principle that has dominated global politics ever since: that no legal issue arises when the United St

Chomsky, Noam

Behind the War on Terror

Ahmed, Nafeez Mosaddeq

Being Mortal
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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival

Gawande, Atul

Big Data
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What is Big Data, and why should you care? This book tells you everything you need to know (and plenty of stuff you don't) Big data knows where you've been and who your friends are. It knows what you like and what mak

Harkness, Timandra

Big Short : Inside the Doomsday Machine

'We fed the monster until it blew up ...' While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune. From the jungles of

Lewis, Michael

Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language

Mandarin, Guoyu or Putonghua? 'Chinese' is a language known by many names, and China is a country home to many languages. Since the turn of the twentieth century linguists and politicians have been on a mission to create a common language fo

Moser, David

Black Banners : Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

'If you see the Black Banners coming from Khurasan, join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice; no power will be able to stop them' - Hadith attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. "The Black Banners" is the ultimate insider's account of

Soufan, Ali

Blood and Earth
illustrations 304

For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo s "Beyond the Beautiful Forevers" and Tracy Kidder s "Mountains Beyond Mountains" comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: en

Bales, Kevin

Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Century
black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures, graphs 288

In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege

McChesney, Robert W.

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A timely and provocative expose of the root cause of recurring financial crises in the past twenty years The accepted narrative of the global financial crisis of 2007-09 is that the central banks saved us from an infer

Hoda, Anjum

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of theTsars to Today
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The story of the Bolshoi, showcasing the glamor, beauty, prestige, and cruelty of life in the spotlight - and of Russia itself. On the night of January 17, 2013, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Theater Ballet, Ser

Morrison, Simon

Boomerang The Meltdown Tour
ill 224

Iceland, Greece and Ireland we know about. On Spain, Portugal and Italy we've heard the warnings. Britain is a fear rumbling in the distant background of precarious triple-A ratings. But surely Germany is safe. Isn't it?


Lewis, Michael

Born on Third Base

As inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the sy

Collins, Chuck

Breaking News
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The decline of the Murdoch Empire, and who will take over when Rupert dies. At the age of 82, Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his third wife Wendi Deng and gearing up for the toughest challenge of his life: to hand his emp

Barry, Paul


HOW COULD THIS HAVE HAPPENED? On 23 June 2016, UK voters elected to leave the European Union. The result was perhaps the biggest bombshell in modern British political history. In this new and updated edition of Denis MacShane's bestselling h

MacShane, Denis

Brief History of the Future
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In the tradition of the now-classic Future Shock by Alvin Toffler, world-renowned economist and political adviser Jacques Attali predicts how our world will look in the coming decades and a century from now. Will terro

Attali, Jacques

Broken Vows
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The political thriller of the year - UPDATED WITH A DEVASTATING NEW CHAPTER ON THE CHILCOT INQUIRY. "Excellent". (Sunday Times). "Devastating". (Daily Mail). When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997, he was, at fo

Bower, Tom

Bully Nation

It's not just the bully in the schoolyard that we should be worried about. The one-on-one bullying that dominates the national conversation, this timely book suggests, is actually part of a larger problem- a natural outcome of the bullying n

Derber, Charles, Magrass, Yale R.

Cables from Kabul

A frank and honest memoir by Britain's former ambassador to Kabul which provides a unique, high-level insight into Western policy in Afghanistan. For three years, from 2007 until 2010, Sherard Cowper-Coles was on the diplomatic frontline in

Cowper-Coles, Sherard

Case for Sanctions Against Israel

Israel's murderous assault on the peace flotilla, and the continuing blockade of Gaza, has led many to despair of the official Middle East peace processA"-if it ever had been pursued in earnest, it lies in tatters after the Second Lebanon W

Klein, Naomi, Carey, Roane

Cast Away
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Riot police patrol the borders, bodies of drowned children wash up on holiday beaches, a humanitarian disaster unfolds in refugee settlements: this is the European Union today. But how did a bloc that was founded on th

McDonald-Gibson, Charlotte

Censored 2013
col. Illustrations 464

Every year since 1976, Project Censored has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing becaus

Huff, Mickey

Changing Face of Empire

Following the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, as well as "military lite" methods and counterinsurgency, the Pentagon is pioneering a new brand of global warfare predicated on special ops, drones, spy games, civilian soldiers, and cyber

Turse, Nick

Chaos Monkeys: Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

An adrenaline-fuelled expose of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Wr

Garcia Martinez, Antonio

Chasing the Scream
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Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the war on drugs is not what we see on our TV screens. In Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari shares his discoveries through the riveting true

Hari, Johann

Chibok Girls

On April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the world's deadliest terrorist group. Most were never heard from again. Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila, who grew up in no

Habila, Helon

China and the 21st Century Crisis
illustrations 232

The USA is widely seen as the country at the centre of the recent economic crash. But will this be the case the next time the system goes into shock? By looking at the big questions of class struggle, global economic imbalances

Li, Minqi

China Choice: Why America Should Share Power

China is rising - how should America respond? That could be the crucial question of the twenty-first century, according to strategic expert Hugh White. It is also a crucial question for Australia, affecting our future economy and se

White Hugh

Chinese Rules: Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat, and Five Timeless Lessons forUnderstanding China
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From the author of the acclaimed 'Mr. China' comes another rollicking adventure story - part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio - that offers valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China. In the twenty-f

Clissold, Tim

Climate Shock
3 line illus. 5 tables. 272

If you had a 10 percent chance of having a fatal car accident, you'd take necessary precautions. If your finances had a 10 percent chance of suffering a severe loss, you'd reevaluate your assets. So if we know the wor

Wagner, Gernot, Weitzman, Martin L., Wagner, Gernot, Weitzman, Martin L.

Climate Wars
Illustrations, maps 288

Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth's poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shaping the world of the 21st

Welzer, Harald

Coming Insurrection
Semiotext(e) Intervention, 01 136

Thirty years of "crisis," mass unemployment, and flagging growth, and they still want us to believe in the economy...We have to see that the economy is itself the crisis. It's not that there's not enough work, i

The Invisible Committee

Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic

Very little solid evidence exists that microloans make a dent in long-term poverty. Sadly, evidence does exist for negligence, corruption, and methods that border on extortion. Part expose, part memoir, and part financial detective story, th

Sinclair, Hugh, Korten, David C.

Conscience of a Liberal
Paperback 320

In "The Conscience of a Liberal", Paul Krugman, one of the US' most respected economists and outspoken commentators, lays out his vision of a New Deal for a fairer society. After the Second World War it seemed that, in the West, so

Krugman, Paul R.

Country Too Far

'I don't think I've seen a more impressive collection of Australian writers in a single book.' Stephen Romei, The Australian One of the central moral issues of our time is the question of asylum seekers, arguably the most controversial subje

Scott, Rosie, Keneally, Tom

Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

From the international bestselling author of The Element Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education. In this inspiring, empowering book, he sets out a new vision for how education can be transformed to enable all

Robinson, Ken, Aronica, Lou

Crimes Against Humanity : The Struggle For Global Justice

In this fourth edition of the book that has inspired the global justice movement, Geoffrey Robertson QC explains why we must hold political and military leaders accountable for genocide, torture and mass murder. He shows how human rights

Robertson, Geoffrey, QC

Crisis Economics : A Crash Course in the Future of Finance

In this myth-busting book Nouriel Roubini shows that everything we think about economics is wrong. Financial crises are not unpredictable 'black swans', but an inherent part of capitalism. Only by remaking our financial systems to acknowledg

Roubini, Nouriel

Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria


Yazbek, Samar, Gowanlock, Nashwa, Kemp, Ruth Ahmedzai

Cyber War : The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
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They have accessed the office of the Secretary of Defense, the control systems for U.S. electric power grids, and the plans to protect America's latest fighter aircraft. They can shut down our most vital systems, from

Clarke, Richard A., Knake, Robert K.

Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime
illustrations (black and white), graphs 322

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AFTER HEART DISEASE AND CANCER. In his latest ground-breaking book, Peter C Gotzsche exposes the pharmaceutical industries and their charade of

Gotzsche, Peter C.

Dear Leader

This is a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circl

Jin-Sung, Jang

Debunking Economics
Illustrations 543

Debunking Economics 2 exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking was publish

Keen, Steve

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The extraordinary triumphs, miscalculations, fatal errors and betrayals of spymasters - East and West From the capture of Sidney Reilly, the 'Ace of Spies', by Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925, to the deportation from the US


Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle that Set them Free

Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Hector Tobar offers the definitive account of a heart-stopping survival story: the 2010 collapse of the San Jose mine and the international rescue effort that somehow managed to save all 33 miners, who had been

Hector Tobar

Disordered World
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In this brilliant exploration of the post-9/11 world, leading Lebanese novelist and intellectual Amin Maalouf sets out to understand how we have arrived at such disorder. He explores three different but related aspects

Maalouf, Amin

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Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife an

Lyons, Dan

Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All?

It is commonly assumed that the best way to help the poor out of their misery is to allow the rich to get richer, that if the rich pay less taxes then all the rest of us will be better off, and that in the final analysis the richness of the

Bauman, Zygmunt

Earth At Risk

The planet is under serious threat from industrial civilisation, yet until now environmentalists have not considered strategies that might actually prevent the looming biotic collapse the Earth is facing. Earth at Risk is a vital and timely

Jensen, Derrick

Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century

The West's domination of world politics is coming to a close. The flow of wealth and power is turning from West to East and a new era of global instability has begun. Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of As

Rachman, Gideon

End Game: Tipping Point for Planet Earth?
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overconsumption / population growth / dwindling resources / climate change / disease / contamination / storms / thirst / war ...will the struggle to simply stay alive become humanity's future rather than its past? Worl

Barnosky, Anthony, Hadly, Elizabeth

End of Progress
illustrations 240

A cold, hard look at how modern economics has failed us and why we need a new measure of progress Modern economics has fallen short. It has widened the gap between rich and poor. It has not allocated the world's resources fair

Maxton, Graeme P.

Endless Crisis

Foster, John Bellamy, McChesney, Robert W.

Energy Glut
illustrations 208

World-wide, over a billion adults are overweight and 300 million are officially "obese", more than 3,000 people die every day on the world's roads and global warming and war threaten our survival as a species. The Energy Glut t

Roberts, Ian, Edwards, Phil

Enigma of Capital
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In this title, radical sociologist David Harvey explains how capitalism came to dominate the world, why it resulted in the current financial crisis - and why it's time for a change. For three centuries the capitalist s

Harvey, David

Every Man in this Village is a Liar
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Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent Megan Stack was 24 when the attacks of September 11 occurred and she was sent to chronicle the war in Afghanistan. She spent the next decade of her life in the Middle East, cover

Stack Megan

Everything is Broken
map 288

On 2 May 2008, an enormous tropical cyclone made landfall in Burma. The cyclone wreaked untold havoc, but the regime, in an unfathomable decision of near-genocidal proportions, blocked international aid from entering the country, and pr

Larkin, Emma

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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"Essential. A compelling and damning exploration of the abuse of one of our basic human rights: shelter." (Owen Jones). Arleen spends nearly all her money on rent but is kicked out with her kids in Milwaukee's coldest

Desmond, Matthew

Failure of Capitalist Production
59 graphs and 14 tables 256

The recent financial crisis and Great Recession have been analysed endlessly in the mainstream and academia, but this is the first book to conclude, on the basis of in-depth analyses of official US data, that Marx's c

Kliman, Andrew

Failure of Free-Market Economics
Paperback 288

The basic concept behind free-market economics was simple and seductive: the government should not attempt to pick winners by granting assistance to specific industries, and it should only intervene in the market in circumstances w

Feil Martin & Spooner John (illus)

Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

The current neoliberal mutation of capitalism has evolved beyond the days when the wholesale exploitation of labor underwrote the world system's expansion. While -normal- business profits plummet and theft-by-finance rises, capitalism now sh

Blacker, David

Fallout from Fukushima

On a calm afternoon in March 2011, a force-nine earthquake jolted the Pacific Ocean seabed east of Japan. Forty minutes later, a tsunami 21 metres high crashed onto the coast of Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate prefectures. Towns collapsed, vill

Broinowski, Richard

False Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the most powerful women in world politics, and the irrational right-wing hatred of Clinton has fed her progressive appeal, helping turn her into a feminist icon. To get a woman in the White House, it's though

Featherstone, Lisa

Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years

In 1991 Andrew Solomon rode a tank into Red Square in Moscow with a band of Russian artists protesting the coup after Gorbachev's resignation. In 2002 he was in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban; in 2014 he travelled to Myanmar t

Solomon, Andrew

Fear of Small Numbers

The period since 1989 has been marked by the global endorsement of open markets, the free flow of finance capital and liberal ideas of constitutional rule, and the active expansion of human rights. Why then, in this era of intense globalizat

Appadurai, Arjun

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In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden. There

Bowden, Mark

Finish, The
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In his most important and commercial book since Black Hawk Down, Mark Bowden draws on unprecedented access to the figures involved to produce the definitive account of the assassination of Osama bin Laden. From


Fire the Cops!
black & white halftones 217

Killer cops and cop-killers, "police as workers" and police as soldiers, copwatching and counterinsurgency operations... these subjects and more are examined in this collection of essays by veteran activist Kristian W

Williams, Kristian, Lee, Bette

Flashpoint in Ukraine

Flashpoint in Ukraine provides insight into today's gravest geopolitical crisis since WW II. Possible global war looms. Viewed from the perspective of Western mainstream media, the crisis arose due to pro-democracy activists overturning a br

Lendman, Stephen

illustrations 336

In Frackopoly, Wenonah Hauter, one of America's leading clean-water advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. This is the first book to describe how the frackin

Hauter, Wenonah

Freedom From Fear
Paperback 416

Aung San Suu Kyi, human rights activist and leader of Burma's National League for Democracy has since 1989 repeatedly been placed under house arrest by SLORC, the ruling military junta. Despite strong pressure from the internationa

Aung San Suu Kyi

From Despair to Hope: Penguin Special
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A few days before the terrorist attacks in Paris, a car bomb exploded in Beirut killing dozens. Though this may happen on the other side of the world, deep divisions emerge that are exploited for political expediency. S

Arvanitakis, James

Frontline Ukraine
illustrations 220

The unfolding crisis in Ukraine has brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War. As Russia and Ukraine tussle for Crimea and the eastern regions, relations between Putin and the West have reached an all-time low. How did w

Sakwa, Richard

Girl Who Beat ISIS

The astonishing true story of a heroic young woman's capture and eventual escape from ISIS. In August 2014, Farida Abbas was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked

Khalaf, Farida

Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity

This exciting new study provides an original and provocative expose of the crisis of global capitalism in its multiple dimensions - economic, political, social, ecological, military, and cultural. Building on his earlier works on globalizati

Robinson, William I.

Global Financial Meltdown
Hardback , 234 x 156mm. 256

This book walks the reader through the recent meltdowns in global financial markets, and describes what we can expect in the future as the developing and developed nations converge.This book explains finance to the av

Read, Colin

Good Soldiers
Paperback 304

It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. He called it the surge. "Many listening tonight will ask why this effort will succeed when previous operations t

Finkel, David

Good Soldiers

It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. It became known as 'the surge'. '

Finkel, David

Governance of China
46 colour photos 516

"I've bought copies of this book for my colleagues as well. I want them to understand socialism with Chinese characteristics." --"Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Facebook" "At great length, the most powerful Chinese leader s

Jinping, Xi

Great Crash Ahead : Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down The

Practical advice for navigating the tough financial times ahead. In his most recent bestselling book, The Great Depression Ahead , Harry S. Dent predicted the US debt crisis that would ensue in the wake of its government's failed stimulus pl

Dent, Harry S.

Great Multinational Tax Rort

'Enough is enough,' Australia's tax commisssioner, Chris Jordan, told a Senate inquiry earlier this year. The Great Multinational Tax Rort explains what he was talking about. Multinational corporations have avoided trillions of dollars of ta

Feil, Martin

Great Transition

As oil insecurity deepens, the extraction risks of fossil fuels rise and concerns about climate instability cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new world energy economy is emerging. The old economy, fuelled by oil, natural gas and coal

Brown, Lester R., Adams, Emily, Larsen, Janet, Roney, J. Matthew

Green is the New Red

At a time when everyone is going green, most people are unaware that the FBI is using anti-terrorism resources to target environmentalists. Here is a guided tour into an underground world of radical activism and an introduction to the sha

Potter, Will

Hacked: A Radical Approach to Hacker Culture and Crime

Public discourse, from pop culture to political rhetoric, portrays hackers as deceptive, digital villains. But what do we actually know about them?              
Steinmetz, Kevin

Happiness Industry
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In winter 2014, a Tibetan monk lectured the world leaders gathered at Davos on the importance of Happiness. In the recent DSM 5, the charter of all diagnosable mental illnesses for the first time included shyness and g

Davies, William

Happiness Industry
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Why are we so interested in measuring happiness? In the past decade, governments and corporations have become increasingly interested in measuring the way people feel. As a result, our emotions have become a new resour

Davies, William

Headscarves and Hymens

Headscarves and Hymens explodes the myth that we should stand back and watch while women are disempowered and abused in the name of religion. In this laceratingly honest account, Eltahawy takes aim both at attitudes in the Middle East and at

Eltahawy, Mona

Headscarves and Hymens

In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing a groundbreaking piece in Foreign Policy entitled 'Why Do They Hate Us'; 'They' being Musli

Eltahawy, Mona

Health Gap

There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life expectancy is 8 years

Marmot, Michael

Health Gap
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There are dramatic differences in health between countries and within countries. But this is not a simple matter of rich and poor. A poor man in Glasgow is rich compared to the average Indian, but the Glaswegian's life

Marmot, Michael

Health of Nations

Why, despite vast resources being expended on health and health care, is there still so much ill health and premature death? Why do massive inequalities in health - both within and between countries - remain? In this devastating critique, in

Mooney, Gavin

Heaven's Bankers

A trillion dollar financial industry is revolutionising the global economy. Governments and corporations across the Islamic world are increasingly turning to finance that complies with Sharia law in order to fund economic growth. Even in the

Irfan, Harris

Hidden Wealth of Nations
illustrations 208

We are well aware of the rise and dominance of the one percent as the rapid growth of economic inequality has seen the majority of the world's wealth held in the pockets of fewer and fewer. One much-discussed solution to this i

Zucman, Gabriel

Hitchens vs Blair
198(Ht mm) 128(Wdt mm) 87

Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world's most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged to

Hitchens, Christopher, Blair, Tony, Griffiths, Rudyard

Hitman's Dilemma

"It's not personal; it's just business," says the professional killer to his victim. But business is always personal, and even though modern business corporations have been granted the legal status of persons, they are still part of the impe

Hart, Keith

Honored Dead

The Arab Islamic world is known for religious extremism, ethnic conflicts, and, now, the overthrow of seemingly unshakable regimes - but if anything has become clear, it's that our understanding of the region remains shrouded and incomplete.

Braude, Joseph

How Much is Enough?: The Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life

In 1930 the great economist Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, people's basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Why was he wrong?

Robert and Edwa

Skidelsky Robert & Skidelsky Edward

How Numbers Rule the World

Numbers dominate global politics and, as a result, our everyday lives. Credit ratings steer financial markets and can make or break the future of entire nations. GDP drives our economies. Stock market indices flood our media and national deb

Fioramonti, Lorenzo

How the World Works

With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short books, collectively sell

Chomsky, Noam

How to Cure a Fanatic

In "How To Cure a Fanatic" Amos Oz analyses the historical roots of violence and confronts truths about the extremism nurtured throughout society. By bringing us face to face with fanaticism he suggests ways in which we can all respond. In "H

Oz, Amos

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 160

'I've had guns pulled on me by four people under Central Mississippi skies - once by a white undercover cop, once by a young brother trying to rob me for the left-overs of a weak work-study check, once by my mother and

Laymon, Kiese

Hunting Season
No pictures; possibly a map 256

On 19 August 2014, a member of the jihadist rebel group known as ISIS uploaded a video to YouTube. Entitled 'Message to America', the clip depicted the final moments of the life of kidnapped American journalist Ja

Harkin, James

I'm Right and You're an Idiot

The most pressing environmental problem we face today is not climate change. It is pollution in the public square, where a smog of adversarial rhetoric, propaganda, and polarization stifles discussion and debate, creating resistance to chang

Hoggan, James, Litwin, Grania

Ill Fares the Land - A Treatise on Our Present Discontents

'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay' - Oliver Goldsmith. Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-

Judt, Tony

Incarceration Nations

Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Baz Dreisinger looks into the human stori

Dreisinger, Baz

Infernal Triangle

It's been ten years since Al-Qaeda demolished the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001. One of the most pivotal events in the last fifty years, it was a dramatic moment in which, having previously vanquished the threat of Russ

McGeough, Paul

Infiltrator Film Tie In

Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia's drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Togethe

Mazur, Robert

Inside Syria

Based on firsthand reporting from Syria and throughout the Middle East, Inside Syriaunravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian Civil War. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with rebel leaders, regime support

Erlich, Reese, Chomsky, Noam

Intel Wars
The Secret History of the Fight Against Terror 272

The shock of the 9/11 attacks sent the American intelligence community into hyperactive growth. Five hundred billion dollars of spending in the Bush-Cheney years turned the U.S. spy network into

Aid, Matthew M.

Internet is Not the Answer
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 304

"In this sharp and witty book, long-time Silicon Valley observer and author Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the Internet, from i

Keen, Andrew

Internet Wars
black & white illustrations 200

Through a wealth of vivid stories, Internet Wars explores the big questions about how the Internet is disrupting the world as we have known it, and how the world must build new understandings in response. A fascin

Hanson, Fergus

Jihad Academy
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 150

Framed by Henin's personal experience as a hostage of ISIS alongside James Foley, Jihad Academy debunks the myths surrounding Islamic extremism and provides a clear and revealing insight into the sect's strange and dis

Henin, Nicolas, Makinson, Martin

Illustrations 256

In the current financial crisis, Keynes has been taken out of his cupboard, dusted down, consulted, cited, invoked and appealed to about why events have taken the course they have and how a rescue operation can be effected. Why

Skidelsky, Robert

Kill Chain

Kill Chain is the essential history of drone warfare, a development in military technology that, as Andrew Cockburn demonstrates, has its origins in long-buried secret programmes dating to US military interventions in Vietnam and Yugoslavia.

Cockburn, Andrew

Killing of Osama Bin Laden
210(Ht mm) 140(Wdt mm) 144

In 2011, an elite group of US Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad and killed Osama bin Laden, the man the United States had been chasing since before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The

Hersh, Seymour M.

Killing Pablo
1x8pp b/w plates 400

A tour de force of investigative journalism, Killing Pablo tells the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation of thirty m

Bowden, Mark

Kim Jong-Il Production

This is a Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regime. Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every fil

Fischer, Paul

Lady and the Generals

Peter Popham's acclaimed biography of Aung San Suu Kyi, The Lady and the Peacock, concluded in November 2010, when she was finally released from seven and a half years of house arrest. But the greater drama was only just beginning: a wave of

Popham, Peter

15 black and white graphs and charts 146

In "Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World, " Martin Adams takes on the conventional view that treats land ownership as a basis for wealth production. Acknowledging the difficulties of overturning our

Adams, Martin

Languages of the Unheard

Martin Luther King once insisted that 'a riot is the language of the unheard.' Since 2011 swathes of protest, rebellion, and rioting have covered the globe. A new, disenfranchised generation is fighting for its voice as once again scores of

D'Arcy, Stephen

Liberty in the Age of Terror
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 304

"The means of defence against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison Our societies, says Anthony Grayling, are under attack not only from the threat of terrorism, bu

Grayling, A C

Lies, Incorporated

In today s post-truth political landscape, there is a carefully concealed but ever-growing industry of organized misinformation that exists to create and disseminate lies in the service of political agendas. Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters

Rabin-Havt, Ari, Media Matters for America

Life You Can Save
Paperback 388

Singer, Peter

Little America
198(Ht mm) 0(Wdt mm) 384

The author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City (winner of the 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize) now gives us the startling, behind-the-scenes story of the struggle between President Obama and the US military to remake


Locust Effect
black & white illustrations 384

World poverty is both an intractable and ever-mutable problem. It has afflicted humanity since the earliest times, but its basic features - aside from the constant, want - have evolved as history has moved from e

Haugen, Gary A., Boutros, Victor

Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's Wealth
197(Ht mm) 130(Wdt mm) 336

WINNER OF THE OVERSEAS P Club A shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, 'The Looting Machine' explores the dark underbelly of the global economy. 'The Looting Machine' is

Burgis, Tom

Love Wins

In June 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law in all fifty states in a decision as groundbreaking as Roe v Wade. At the heart of the Obergefell v Hodges case is a story of law and love and a promise made to a dying man who w

Cenziper, Debbie, Obergefell, Jim

Magna Carta Manifesto
Paperback , 216 x 146mm. 376

This remarkable book shines a fierce light on the current state of liberty and shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny - and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, and the prohi

Linebaugh, Peter

Makers and Takers

Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. Many of us know that our government failed to fi

Foroohar, Rana

Manufactured Crisis
black & white illustrations 312

"Manufactured Crisis" provides unique and timely background to the ongoing diplomacy around Iran's nuclear technology program. In it, award-winning investigative journalist Gareth Porter offers a well documented c

Porter, Gareth

With index 528

The shocking true story of a brutal kidnapping high in the mountains of Kashmir that marked the beginning of modern terrorism. They have come in search of many things -- nirvana, exhilaration, a sense of self. But over the course

Levy, Adrian, Scott-Clark, Cathy

Memo To The President
Paperback , 203 x 135mm. 352

In "Memo to the President Elect", former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright explains how to select a first-rate foreign policy team, how to avoid the pitfalls that plagued earlier presidents, how to ensure that de

Albright, Madeleine

Merchants in the Temple
208(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 240

A veritable war is being waged in the Catholic Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis's strong message of one church for rich and poor alike; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the o

Nuzzi, Gianluigi

Murder in Mississippi

'The elegance of this book is that its axis is a resounding 'perhaps' ...It is this moral ambivalence that draws readers to the true crime genre, and Safran nails it' Weekend Australian 'Mississippi is like a trampoline for [Safran's] eccent

Safran, John

Muslim Brotherhood

In this authoritative analysis, Alison Pargeter follows the twists and turns of the Muslim Brotherhood as it battled through the years of oppression under authoritarian regimes to finally become a key and legitimate political actor. From Eg

Pargeter, Alison

My Italians: True Stories of Crime and Courage

From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this is a deeply personal and candid portrait of Italy today: a place of trafficking and toxic waste, where votes can be bought and sold, where organized crime ravages both north and sou

Saviano, Roberto, Appel, Anne Milano

My Turn

Hillary Clinton is running for the presidency with a message of hope and change. But, as Doug Henwood makes clear in this concise, devastating indictment, little trust can be placed in her campaign promises. Rigorously reviewing her record,

Henwood, Doug

National Security and Double Government

Why has U.S. security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administrations? The theory of "double government" posed by the 19th century English scholar Walter Bagehot suggests a disquieting answer that is extensively discussed

Glennon, Michael J.

Neoliberalism's War on Higher Education

Higher Education After Neoliberalism lays bare the corruption behind neoliberalism which has led to war on democracy. Giroux reveals how neoliberal policies and practices, which include privatisation and deregulation, have reshaped radically

Giroux, Henry A.

New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

False economics. Threats, bribes, extortion. Debt, deception, coups, assassinations and unbridled military power. These are the tools used by the 'corporatocracy' - a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments and rich and po

Perkins, John

New Minority
black & white illustrations 272

It wasn't so long ago that the white working class occupied the middle of British and American societies. But today members of the same demographic, feeling silenced and ignored by mainstream parties, have moved t

Gest, Justin

New Odyssey
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 368

Europe is facing a wave of migration unmatched since the end of World War II - and no one has reported on this crisis in more depth or breadth than the Guardian's migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley. Throughout 2

Kingsley, Patrick

New Religious Intolerance

What impulse prompted some newspapers to attribute the murder of 77 Norwegians to Islamic extremists, until it became evident that a right-wing Norwegian terrorist was the perpetrator? Why did Switzerland, a country of four minarets, vote to

Nussbaum, Martha C.

Next Time They'll Come to Count the Dead

A dramatic true story of men and women trapped in the grip of war, Next Time They'll Come To Count The Dead is modern crisis reporting at its best. This book isn't about combat, it's about the human condition: about ordinary people thrust in

Turse, Nick

No Local

Can making things smaller make the world a better place? No Local takes a critical look at localism, an ideology that says small businesses, ethical shopping and community initiatives like gardens and farmers' markets can stop corporate glob

Sharzer, Greg

No Place to Hide

No Place to Hide is the story of one of the greatest national security leaks in US history. In June 2013, reporter and political commentator Glenn Greenwald published a series of reports in the Guardian which rocked the world. The reports

Greenwald, Glenn

North Korea: State of Paranoia

North Korea continues to make headlines, arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure. The world's most secretive nuclear power, it still has Gulag-style prison camps, allows no access to the internet and bans its people from talking to fore

French, Paul

Nuclear Roulette
index, bibliography 320

Nuclear power is not clean, cheap, or safe. With Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, the nuclear industry's record of catastrophic failures now averages one major disaster every decade. After three US-designed pl

Smith, Gar


What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime in 2012? This essential book provides a comprehensive and uncompromising overview of the first three years of offshore processing since it

Gleeson, Madeline


The concealment of income, wealth and profits in tax havens has brought the topic of offshoring into public debate, but as John Urry shows in this important new book offshoring is a much more pervasive feature of contemporary societies. T

Urry, John

On Liberty

On Liberty is the story of today's threats to our freedoms and a highly personal, impassioned plea in defence of fundamental rights, from Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the advocacy group Liberty On 11 September 2001, our world changed.

Chakrabarti, Shami

On the Trail of Taslima
A behind the scenes account of what really took place during the 'save Taslima Nasreen? campaign that captivated the world in the 1990s, brings to light a complex narrative filled with larger-than-life personalities with their own agendas and shiftin
Deen, Hanifa

One Child
225(Ht mm) 146(Wdt mm) 272

For over three decades, China exercised unprecedented control over the reproductive habits of its billion citizens. Now, with its economy faltering just as it seemed poised to become the largest in the world, the Chine

Fong, Mei

One of Us

On 22 July 2011 Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 of his fellow Norwegians in a terrorist atrocity that shocked the world. One of Us is the definitive account of the massacres and the subsequent trial. But more than that, it is the compelling

Seierstad, Asne, Death, Sarah

Open Source Everything Manifesto
38 Black and White Illustrations 200

What the world lacks right now--especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust--is integrity. Also lacking is public inte

Steele, Robert David


General Stanley McChrystal, the innovative commander of international and US forces in Afghanistan, was living large. Loyal staff liked to call him a 'rock star'. During a spring 2010 trip across Europe to garner additional Allied help for

Hastings, Michael

Optician of Lampedusa

'I can hardly begin to describe to you what I saw as our boat approached the source of that terrible noise. I hardly want to. You won't understand because you weren't there. You can't understand. You see, I thought I'd heard seagulls screech

Kirby, Emma-Jane

Other People's Money
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 288

We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sli

Kay, John

Our Renewable Future
14 photographs, 33 illustrations 216

The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century, we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to reply primarily on renewable sources like solar, wi

Heinberg, Richard, Fridley, David G.

Out of Sight

When jobs can move anywhere in the world, bosses have no incentive to protect their workers or the environment. The laws that protect us from rapacious behaviour remain tied to national governments. In Out of Sight, Erik Loomis follows the t

Loomis, Erik


Why did the New York Stock Exchange suspend trading without warning on July 8, 2015? Why did certain Toyota vehicles accelerate uncontrollably against the will of their drivers? Why does the programming inside our airplanes occasionally surp

Arbesman, Samuel

illustrations 560

In the past decade Pakistan has become a country of immense importance to its region, the United States, and the world. With almost 200 million people, a 500,000-man army, nuclear weapons, and a large diaspora in Britain and N

Lieven, Anatol

Palestine Speaks

For more than six decades, Israel and Palestine have been the center of one of the world's most widely reported yet least understood human rights crises. In Palestine Speaks men and women from the West Bank and Gaza describe in their own wor

Malek, Cate, Hoke, Mateo

Panama Papers
225(Ht mm) 146(Wdt mm) 384

Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents showing a mysterious bank transfer f

Obermaier, Frederik, Obermayer, Bastian

Paper Tiger: Inside the Real China
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 416

In PAPER TIGER the Chinese journalist and intellectual Xu Zhiyuan paints a portrait of the world's second-largest economy via a thoughtful and wide-ranging series of mini essays on contemporary Chinese society. Xu Zhi

Zhiyuan, Xu

Paradise Lost at Sea
illustrations 169

Revealing the hidden realities of cruise vacations, this survey rings the alarm on cruise ship safety and outlines the risk to passengers of sexual assault, onboard crime and injury, and death from accidents at sea. Covering th

Klein, Ross A.

Parliament Ltd

Who do our politicians work for? The public, or big business? Democracy is being undermined by conflicts of interest, which are routinely hidden and ignored. Parliament Ltd reveals the financial interests that British politicians would rath

Williams, Martin

Pay Any Price

War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely.Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In "Pay Any Price, "James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden co

Risen, James

People Get Ready
charts and graphs 368

Humanity is on the verge of its darkest hour-or its greatest moment The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, se

McChesney, Robert W., Nichols, John

People's Apocalypse
black & white illustrations 224

People concerned about global cataclysms still must grapple with the private ones. This is a book about personal apocalypses: When our gardens die, when all is lost, when our hearts feel ruined, we the people rise

Gore, Ariel, Forrester, Jenny

Pocket World in Figures 2014
190(Ht mm) 90(Wdt mm) 256

New edition of this annual bestseller of fascinating facts and figures about the world we live in. The 2014 edition of this perennial favourite has been completely updated, revised and expanded with many new features. F

Economist, The

Poison Tea

"Poison Tea" shines a spotlight on the shadowy Koch brother network and reveals hidden connections between the tobacco industry, the reclusive billionaire brothers, and the Tea Party movement. It s a major story that for too long has been un

Nesbit, Jeff

Power in a Warming World
3 figures 344

After nearly a quarter century of international negotiations on climate change, we stand at a crossroads. A new set of agreements is likely to fail to prevent the global climate's destabilization. Islands and coastlines face inunda

Ciplet, David, Roberts, J. Timmons, Khan, Mizan R.


Described by Noam Chomsky as 'a very important book', Guy Standing's The Precariat has achieved cult status as the first account of this emerging class of people, facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meanin

Standing, Guy


The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse by priests. In The Prince, David M

Marr, David

Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies

From market crisis to market boom, from welfare to wealth care, from homelessness to helplessness, and an all-out assault on the global environment these are just some of the indecencies of contemporary economic life that "Profit Pathology "

Parenti, Michael

Race for What's Left
10-15 maps, 10 charts 320

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis of resource depletion - a crisis that goes beyond "peak oil" to encompass shortages of coal and natural gas, copper and cobalt, water and arable land. With all of the Earth's

Klare, Michael T.

Raw Deal

"What's going to happen to my job?"That's what an increasing number of anxious Americans are asking themselves. The US workforce, which has been one of the most productive and wealthiest in the world, is undergoing an alarming transformation

Hill, Steven

Reign of Error
illustrations 416

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today's American school system that argues against those who claim it is b

Ravitch, Professor of Education Diane (Columbia University)

Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia's New Geopolitics

An essential road-map for a region in transition. The world has never seen economic development of the speed and scale of Asia's during recent decades. Home to three-fifths of humanity, this restless continent will soon produce more than hal

Wesley, Michael

Retreat from a Rising Sea
32 color illustrations 240

Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to higher and safer ground.

Pilkey, Orrin H., Pilkey-Jarvis, Linda, Pilkey, Keith C.

Revolution in the Making, A: 3D Printers, Robots and the Future

The world is changing fast. The dust has barely settled on the digital revolution and now we have to strap ourselves in for another certain thrust into the unknown: the material revolution. Look at 3D printing, for example. They're talking abou

Rundle, Guy

Rich People Things

"Social criticism at its scorching-hot best."--Barbara Ehrenreich"Think H.L. Mencken crossed with Jon Stewart."--"The Phoenix"In "Rich People Things," Chris Lehmann lays bare the various dogmas and delusions that prop up plutocratic rule in

Lehmann, Chris

Rise and Fall of the House of Bo

When news of the murder trial of prominent Communist Party leader Bo Xilai's wife reached Western attention, it was apparent that, as with many events in the secretive upper echelons of Chinese politics, there was more to the story. Now, as

Garnaut, John

Rise of the American Corporate Security State: Six Reasons to be Afraid

In the United States today, our Bill of Rights has been rendered pointless by heavy surveillance of average citizens, political persecution of dissenters, and the threat of indefinite detention now codified into law. Corporations reap handso

Edwards, Beatrice

Rise of the Warrior Cop

The last days of colonialism taught America's revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative

Balko, Radley

Risky Business
black & white illustrations 326

As a young democracy with an emerging middle class and an abundance of natural resources, Indonesia is attracting plenty of interest from foreign investors. While the potential benefits of doing business in the de

Sharp, Ari

Saving the Media

The media are in crisis. Confronted by growing competition and sagging advertising revenue, news operations in print, on radio and TV, and even online are struggling to reinvent themselves. Many have gone under. For too many others, the answ

Cage, Julia, Goldhammer, Arthur

Secret World of Oil

The oil industry provides the lifeblood of modern civilization, and bestselling books have been written about the industry and even individual companies in it, like ExxonMobil. But the modern oil industry is an amazingly shady meeting ground

Silverstein, Ken

Selling Students Short
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 240

More students than ever before go to university across ANZ, however what they experience is vastly different from just a decade ago...

Hil, Richard

Servant Economy

Renowned economist Jeff Faux explains why neither party's leaders have a plan to remedy America's unemployment, inequality, or long economic slide America's political and economic elite spent so long making such terrible decisions that they

Faux, Jeff

Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 352

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism - its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it, its imperative to

Harvey, David

Sex at the Margins

This groundbreaking book explodes several myths: that selling sex is completely different from any other kind of work, that migrants who sell sex are passive victims and that the multitude of people out to save them are without self-interest

Agustin, Laura

Shadow Government
black & white halftones 200

In 1964, a book entitled The Invisible Government shocked Americans with its revelations of agencies playing fast and loose; a secret government lodged inside the one they knew that even the president didn't fully con

Engelhardt, Tom, Greenwald, Glenn

Shadow World : Inside the Global Arms Trade

Andrew Feinstein is on a mission: to expose the lies, corruption and death-dealing at the heart of the modern arms trade. Whether it is the scandalous BAE Systems deals involving Britain and Saudi Arabia or the US Congressional-Military-I

Feinstein Andrew

Shell Shocked

For 51 days during the summer of 2014, the Israel military reduced much of Gaza to rubble. More than 2000 Palestinians lost their lives during the Israeli assault. Mohammad Omer, a Palestinian himself, details the horrors of Operation Protectiv

Omer, Mohammed

Shellacking, The

Rundle, Guy

Silo Effect

In Silo, award-winning journalist Gillian Tett examines the structural development of institutions such as UBS, Sony and the Bank of England. While the world is increasingly interlinked in some senses, it remains profoundly fragmented in oth

Tett, Gillian

Slow Professor

If there is one sector of society that should be cultivating deep thought in itself and others, it is academia. Yet the corporatisation of the contemporary university has sped up the clock, demanding increased speed and efficiency from facul

Berg, Maggie, Seeber, Barbara

Small Acts of Resistance

With its gutsy, creative and rousing tales of ordinary people creating extraordinary change, "Small Acts of Resistance" proves that it is possible - armed with a little ingenuity and a lot of passion - to bring down dictators, change unfair

Crawshaw, Steve, Jackson, John

Snowden Files Film Tie In
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 384

Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's National Security Agency, blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The conseque

Harding, Luke

Snowing in Bali

'Snowing in Bali' is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that's made Bali one of the world's most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. With its central location to the Asia Pacific market, its thriv

Bonella, Kathryn

South China Sea

China's rise has upset the global balance of power, and the first place to feel the strain is Beijing's back yard: the South China Sea. For decades tensions have smoldered in the region, but today the threat of a direct confrontation among s

Hayton, Bill

Stop Press :The Last Days of Newspapers

There is a story that no one in the media seems to be willing to tell. It is one in which many journalists have a vested interest: the death of newspapers, traditionally the form known to break the biggest headlines, to chase the rumours to

Buchanan Rachel

Stronger Together
b&w charts and graphs thru-out; 288

For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has laid out an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of the American people and make the country stronger and safer. Stronger Together presents that agenda in full, relat

Clinton, Hillary Rodham, Kaine, Governor Tim

Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World

Geopolitical thought leader Ian Bremmer issues a clarion call to America: redefine your place in the world, or the world will define it for you America's identity abroad has long been defined by the second World War and years of Cold War str

Bremmer, Ian

Supply Shock
illustrations 367

Politicians, economists, and Wall Street would have us believe that limitless economic expansion is the Holy Grail, and that there is no conflict between growing the economy and protecting the environment. "Supply Shock "deb

Czech, Brian, Daly, Herman (University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA University of Maryland, College Park, USA University of Maryland, College Park, USA University of Maryland, College Park, USA)

Suspicion Nation

Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 20

Bloom, Lisa

Syrian Dust: Reporting from the Heart of the War

In 2013, hundreds of journalists rush to Damascus after a chemical weapons attack brings the war in Syria to the front page. When Obama decides not to bomb, they go, leaving behind them 200,000 estimated victims and more than half of the 22

Borri, Francesca

Thank You For Your Service

Finkel David

They Rule
black & white illustrations 252

They Rule reflects on key political questions raised by the Occupy movement, showing how similar questions have been raised by previous generations of radical activists: who really owns and rules the US? Does it m

Street, Paul

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said: Penguin Special

An account of the extraordinary meeting between four brilliant political activists: Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Pentagon Papers insider Daniel Ellsberg and acclaimed actor John Cusack 'What sort of

Roy, Arundhati, Cusack, John

Thistle and the Drone
black & white illustrations 424

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an im

Ahmed, Akbar S.

Thousand Shards of Glass

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America. One night, travelling where those who live within illusions should never go, he stared into the darkness and glimps

Katakis, Michael

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

Why doesn't the explosive growth of companies such as Facebook and Uber deliver more prosperity for everyone? How could things be different? In San Francisco in 2013 activists protesting against the gentrification of their city smashed the w

Rushkoff, Douglas

Time To Start Thinking
Section: 8, b/w photos 304

On its present course, the US faces a world of rising new countries that will compete with it ever more fiecely as its own power is declining. In order to slow and improve this steady leakage of power, the US must chan

Luce, Edward

To Save Everything, Click Here

Morozov Evgeny

Toms River
black & white line drawings, black & white tables, maps, charts 538

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON FICTION- "A new classic of science reporting."--"The New York Times"""The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollutio

Fagin, Dan

Trillion Dollar Baby

"For most of its history, Norway eked out a marginal existence from fishing, forestry and shipping. But things changed in 1969, when the country found one of the world's biggest offshore oilfields. As the revenue started to flow, Norway bega

Cleary, Paul

Triple Agent : The Al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA

A stunning narrative account of the mysterious Jordanian who penetrated both the inner circle of al-Qaeda and the highest reaches of the CIA, with a devastating impact on the war on terror.

Warrick, Joby

UnCivilization : Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos

Copley, Gregory

Under the Wire
Photographs 336

Determined to cover the Syrian regime's brutal crackdown on dissent and the devastating impact of the war on Syria's civilians, veteran photographer Paul Conroy and Marie Colvin, one of the foremost war correspondents of her gene

Conroy, Paul

Undercover Economist Strikes Back

A million readers bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all

Harford, Tim

Unleashing Demons

'Utterly fascinating...I suspect that every historian of the period will regard it as indispensable to appreciating this extraordinary phase in our history.' John Simpson 'The compelling insider's account of the man who was at the centre of

Oliver, Craig

Unspoken Alliance

A revealing account of how Israel's booming arms industry and apartheid South Africa's international isolation led to a secretive military partnership between two seemingly unlikely allies.
Prior to the Six-Day War, Israel was a darling

Polakow-Suransky, Sasha

War Against the People

Modern warfare has a new form. The days of international combat are fading. So how do major world powers maintain control over their people today? War Against the People is a disturbing insight into the new ways world powers such as the US,

Halper, Jeff

Way to the Spring
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 448

This is a book about Palestine today. It is neither apologetic nor romanticized, but a powerful and brilliantly realized scream of a book, scorching and tender, from a journalist whose anger and empathy burn through ev

Ehrenreich, Ben

Weapons of Math Destruction

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we g

O'Neil, Cathy

Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice

The economic crisis in Greece is a potential international disaster and one of the most extraordinary monetary and political dramas of our time. The financial woes of this relatively small European nation threaten the long-term viability of

Galbraith, James K.

What Does Europe Want?

Zizek, Slavoj, Horvat, Srecko

What is a Refugee?

With the recent arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum seekers, a sense of panic has spread across the continent and beyond.William Maley's illuminating introduction offers a guide to the complex idea of 'the refugee' and se

Maley, William

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

A true-life Catch-22 set in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by one of the region's longest-serving correspondents. Kim Barker is not your typical, impassive foreign correspondent - she is candid, self-deprecating, and fun

Barker, Kim

Who is Charlie?: Xenophobia and the New Middle Class
illustrations 220

In the wake of the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January 2015, millions took to the streets to demonstrate their revulsion, expressing a desire to reaffirm the ideals of the French Republic: liberte, egal

Todd, Emmanuel

Why are We Waiting?
21 figures, 4 tables 448

The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. A committed and strong

Stern, Nicholas

Why the Future is Workless
210(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 288

Even as the robots gather on the near horizon this book argues we have choices about the manner in which we greet them. A world without work as we know it could be a good thing. The landscape of work is changing right

Dunlop, Tim

WikiLeaks Files

WikiLeaks came to prominence in 2010 with the release of 251,287 top-secret State Department cables, which revealed to the world what the US government really thinks about national leaders, friendly dictators, and supposed allies. It brought


Winter Is Coming
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 320

"Garry Kasparov has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition in the 2008 Presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin's intention

Kasparov, Garry

Without You, There is No Us

It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, except for the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. This is where Suki Kim has accepted a job teaching English. Over the next six mon

Kim, Suki

World Through Arab Eyes
colour illustrations throughout 304

Based on ten years of polling and research, a top expert explains the aspirations that fueled the Arab Spring and will reshape the Middle East in years to come. The Arab world is changing with astonishing spee

Telhami, Shibley

World Trade Organization
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 208

One of the most important yet least understood organizations in the world, the WTO is a lynchpin of globalization, allowing us to enjoy products and services from around the globe. However, it also lays bare the frailt

Collins, David

Wrath of Capital

Although climate change has become the dominant concern of the twenty-first century, global powers refuse to implement the changes necessary to reverse these trends. Instead, they have neoliberalized nature and climate change politics and di

Parr, Adrian

Zero Zero Zero

Roberto Saviano maps the international cocaine trade. He investigates the evolution of cocaine trafficking, from Mexican drug cartels to money laundering through Wall Street. Tracking cocaine's physical journey - from South America to th

Saviano, Roberto

Zero Zero Zero

From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this searing expose of dirty money and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives, our economy, and our world. "The most important book of the year ...Here it is, laid

Saviano, Roberto

Zone of Crisis
Hardback, 228 pages 224

The West Asian states of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran have over the last few decades represented an arc of crisis. Characterized by fractured and dysfunctional political elites, fraught economic policies, and ideo

Saikal, Amin