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Old Law, New Law: A Second Australian Legal Miscellany

Old Law, New Law: A Second Australian Legal Miscellany

Keith Mason

$59.95

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Old Law, New Law follows the author's Lawyers Then and Now in offering a miscellany of genuine legal stories drawn from Australian legal history as well as its modern law.

If there is any change of focus, this work looks at the people of the law through the prism of established or changing legal doctrines and processes. The chapter headings will show that quirky humanity intrudes into the most doctrinaire of fields (such as statutory interpretation and tort law) and that law intrudes into every facet of human life (including food, drink and sex).

As in the former work, there is much comparing of attitudes past and present, while observing the underlying constancy of human values and biases within every corner of the law. Readers will discover: the constitutional distinction between financial and moral bankruptcy the New South Wales judge who responded to a submission on behalf of the Queensland Commissioner for Railways by stating "You don't think we are going to let you banana-benders get away with that, do you?"

Chief Justices who entered dodgy marriages, committed contempts of court or were described as sexy by litigants they encountered judges who upheld appeals from their own judgments strange aspects of matrimonial law and lore, including wife sales and strange outcomes of the biblical one flesh concept some (rare) sightings of appellate judges abusing each other several instances of cannibalism and the law.

Old Law, New Law: A Second Australian Legal Miscellany by Keith Mason at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life

The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life

Alex Malley

$24.95

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The Naked CEO's guide to achieving your dream, starting now...
 
From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley, The Naked CEO, has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Through it all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfully build not only a big career, but also a big life.

Gain insights from a successful CEO who's lived a big life. Be inspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream big and have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to fail in that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your own career.

Whether you're a student, jobseeker, professional, new to the workforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide through the hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father of seven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents or mentors looking to inspire the next generation.

Career-readiness is a skill that people need. It can be learned the hard way, after years on the job and many potentially serious missteps, or it can be learned ahead of time by listening to those who have been there. The Naked CEO helps graduates, jobseekers, and professionals learn the lessons and limit their mistakes.
 
The Naked CEO, Alex Malley (with clothes)

The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life by Alex Malley at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
There is No Excuse for Ugliness: Falling in Love with Our Best Plants and Gardens

There is No Excuse for Ugliness: Falling in Love with Our Best Plants and Gardens

Clive Blazey

$29.95

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A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden, written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that won't disappoint. How to select and combine the best plants to create colour-themed flower gardens for you to enjoy. Learn the basics for gardening success; from soil and composting to plant nutrition and life-cycles - feed the soil not the plant.
Behind the Lines 2014: The Year's Best Political Cartoons

Behind the Lines 2014: The Year's Best Political Cartoons

National Museum of Australia

$19.95

ABBEY'S CHOICE DECEMBER 2014 ----- Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Cartoons 2014 is a celebration of Australian political cartooning. Relive the major highlights and events of Tony Abbott’s first year as prime minister, including the first coalition budget and its winners and losers, debates over carbon emissions, the government’s policy of silence on ‘operational’ matters, the reintroduction of knights and dames and the influence of Clive Palmer and micro-party senators on the balance of power.

Witty, wise and often sceptical, the cartoons presented in Behind the Lines are always a captivating reflection on the past 12 months of Australian politics.
A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

Bernard Keane ,  Helen Razer

$29.99

How did everything get so dumb? How did we become hostages to idiocy? What must we do to be freed from a captor whose ransom note simply reads, 'D'oh'? The deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling of common sense in media, politics and culture can drive you to despair and rage. It certainly drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a desperate act: befriending each other for long enough to write a book. Join forces with these uneasy allies to fight against a world that has lost its reason. Explore what's behind the remorseless spread of idiocy, and why there's just so much damn Stupid around you. Stupid isn't just ignorance; it's not just laziness. Worse than the absence of thought, Stupid is a virus that drains our productivity and leaves us sick and diminished. And Stupid has a long, complex and terrible past, one we need to understand in order to defeat it. A Short History of Stupid traces the origins of this maddening ill, examining the different ways in which we've been afflicted over the last three thousand years. It damns those who have spread Stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. It shows how Stupid tightens the grubby grip of the foolish around our throats. Hilarious, smart, unpleasant, infuriating and rude, A Short History of Stupid is at once a provocation and a comfort. It will spark debate, soothe the terminally frustrated and outrage the righteously Stupid. It is a book whose Stupid time has come.
We Should All be Feminists

We Should All be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$9.99

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name. What does feminism mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay - adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name - by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun'. With humour and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century - one rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviours that marginalise women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiences - in the U.S., in her native Nigeria - offering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a best-selling novelist, here is one remarkable author's exploration of what it means to be a woman today - and an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.
What a Croc!: Legendary Front Pages from the NT News

What a Croc!: Legendary Front Pages from the NT News

NT News

$19.99

The NT News is famous (infamous) for its witty front-page captions. For the first time ever, the team who came up with 'Get A Packer Up Your Clacker' and 'Frog Struck by Lightning' have ventured into the archives to share some of their favourites with the world. From six to ninety-six, this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves a laugh, and is guaranteed to earn you more brownie points than a pair of socks!
F**k You and Goodbye: The Dark, Moving and Often Hilarious History of the Resignation Letter

F**k You and Goodbye: The Dark, Moving and Often Hilarious History of the Resignation Letter

Matt Potter

$19.99

History is written by the winners. It's the faithful servants, the insiders, the ones who stick around, who can adapt to almost any condition that get to write the official histories. They publish the memoirs, park in the directors' spots, erect the statues, form the new governments, wipe out the pockets of resistance, recruit the new starters, set the agendas, talk on the documentaries and retrospectives. Yet theirs - the official version - is never the whole story. The quitter's tale offers a far more compelling, and often a more honest version of history. In F*** You and Goodbye, Matt Potter collects the pithiest, angriest, most hilarious messages of resignation throughout history, including those whose exits were a springboard to eventual success, such as Steve Jobs, George Orwell and Charlie Sheen.It's full of self-deception, bloody knives, betrayal, honour, disgrace, disgust, thwarted ambition and shattered hopes, and sometimes a wicked sting in the tail ...
Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge

Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge

Kent Woodyard ,  Mark Downey

$18.99

McSweeney's columnist Kent Woodyard brings new life to the mnemonic memory devices of a bygone era, from creative reinterpretations of classic mnemonics to original creations of dubious usage. Paired with whimsical illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for the word wizards of the world, as well as collectors of useless pop-culture trivia. Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2009. He has also written for Relevant Magazine, The Big Jewel, and Yankee Pot Roast. Originally from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kent now lives in Southern California. This is his first book.
Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff

Downton Abbey: Rules for Household Staff

Carnival Productions ,  Carson

$29.99

The household staff of Downton Abbey carry out their duties with effortless dignity, finesse and pride. Yet how do they know how exactly to lay the table, when to leave the room to give Lord and Lady Grantham their privacy, how to care for Lady Mary's furs and which uniform to wear when? This recently recovered and fascinating staff handbook answers all of these questions and more. Covering all the main positions of the Downton household - footman, lady's maid, housekeeper, groundsman and more - and with a general introduction for new members of staff from Carson the Butler, this book tells you everything you need to know about working below stairs in the grand estate of Downton Abbey.
Go Add Value Someplace Else: A Dilbert Book

Go Add Value Someplace Else: A Dilbert Book

Scott Adams

$24.95

Dilbert has become a hugely successful strip because Adams feels your pain. How? Because this former employee of a major telecommunications company has been there. He's seen the road to failure first-hand. And he knows that to successfully navigate the ludicrous world of business, you can't expect common sense to prevail, you need to keep a sense of humour, and above all, you must always be ready to blame the other guy. The strip's enormous popularity stems from the fact that its millions of readers easily identify with the crazy plots and wacky characters found within the corporate environment. Sure, most companies don't have a bespectacled engineer with a tie permanently curled up, a cynical talking dog, and a manager with two pointy tufts of hair. But it's the outrageous things Dilbert characters do and say that leave readers knowingly nodding their heads and, of course, laughing uproariously. The antics of Dilbert's cast are based not only on Adams's own corporate experiences, but on the numerous e-mails he receives each day about the office dramas of his devoted fans.
I Think I Can See Where You're Going Wrong: And Other Wise and Witty Comments from Guardian Readers

I Think I Can See Where You're Going Wrong: And Other Wise and Witty Comments from Guardian Readers

Marc Burrows ,  Tom Gauld

$22.99

The Guardian publishes over forty thousand reader comments a day below the line. This is a miscellany of the best and most baffling thoughts from their witty, well-meaning readers. In the book, Guardian readers ponder the big questions ('Am I the only one who thinks that ham and cheese is a ghastly mix?') reflect with nostalgia on better days ('Airline employees were so much more agreeable back when they were all drunk') and share hard-won wisdom ('Dishwashers make lousy salmon poachers'). This book is best enjoyed with a soy latte in hand and yoga mat under the arm. Please store in an eco-friendly tote bag.
Ultimate Signspotting: Absurd and Amusing Signs from Around the World

Ultimate Signspotting: Absurd and Amusing Signs from Around the World

Doug Lansky ,  Lonely Planet

$14.99

Lonely Planet's original Signspotting books garnered phenomenal worldwide sales of over 300,000 copies. And now the world of gaffes and miscommunications is back with Ultimate Signspotting, a round-up of the world's most perplexing signs and garbled messages. Over 100 of the most hilarious photographs have been selected, and are now given accompanying illustrations. Getting lost in translation has never been more fun.
When I Talk to You

When I Talk to You

Michael Leunig

$19.99

A new edition of Leunig's much loved and best-selling collection of prayers, featuring remastered illustrations and a new introduction. A person kneels before a duck to reflect upon the troubles and joys of life, and offers thanksgivings and expressions of hope. The person is praying...This collection of prayers and drawings from Michael Leunig is full of gentle humour and joyous grace. Celebrating the ritual of connection, transformation and love that is prayer, it offers consolation and inspiration, gently encouraging readers to develop an awareness of their inner life and reminding us of the potential of the spiritual in navigating the unpredictability of this life.
The Penguin Leunig

The Penguin Leunig

Michael Leunig ,  Barry Humphries

$24.99

The 40th anniversary edition of the first collection of cartoons by Michael Leunig. Originally published in 1974, The Penguin Leunig was the very first collection of cartoons from the inimitable Leunig. Since then he has published 25 books and been declared a Living Treasure by the National Trust of Australia. The pieces in this classic compilation are as relevant now as when they first appeared, with Leunig turning his unique eye on life in all its complexities, ironies, absurdities and pathos. This hardback anniversary edition is a beautiful offering of the hilarious and the sublime.
Biscuit for Your Thoughts?: Philosophy According to Dogs

Biscuit for Your Thoughts?: Philosophy According to Dogs

Andrew Darlow

$18.99

ADORABLE DOG PHOTOS PAIRED WITH PEARLS OF HUMAN WISDOM THAT HAVE BEEN REINTERPRETED THROUGH CANINE EYES Dogs have mastered the art of living the good life. Every day is a glorious adventure. Every blade of grass is new and every squeak from their toy is as sweet-sounding as the last. In Biscuit for Your Thoughts, these practitioners of canine zen impart their wisdom, cultivated over thousands of years, to help us mere humans better deal with the rigors of our bipedal lives.
Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

Encyclopedia Paranoiaca

Henry Beard ,  Christopher Cerf

$19.99

In Encyclopedia Paranoiaca, master satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have assembled an authoritative, disturbingly comprehensive, and utterly debilitating inventory of things poised to harm, maim, or kill you - all of them based on actual research about the perils of everyday life. Beard and Cerf cite convincing evidence that everyday things we consider healthy - eating leafy greens, flossing, washing our hands - are actually harmful, and items we thought were innocuous - drinking straws, flip-flops, neckties, skinny jeans - pose life-threatening dangers. Did you know that nearly ten thousand people are sent to A&E each year because of escalator accidents? And if you're crossing your legs right now, you're definitely at serious risk. Hilarious, insightful and, at times, downright terrifying, Encyclopedia Paranoiaca brings to light a whole host of hidden threats and looming dooms that make asteroid impacts, planetary pandemics and global warming look like a walk in the park (which is also emphatically not recommended).
Graham of Thrones

Graham of Thrones

Graham R. R. Stark

$19.99

'I stared in horror - it was a dark, evil green colour with big scales. I hadn't seen a bathroom like this since 1973.' From the creators of Sunday Times bestseller Fifty Sheds of Grey, Graham of Thrones is the hilarious story of one man's epic journey from the grim North to the affluent South, to face his destiny in the shape of the greatest of all lavatories, the mythical Iron Throne. On his way he must overcome brash bathroom salesman Jeremy Glennister, his diminutive philosophical plumber's mate, Tyrone and his wife's miniature dragon collection. Whether you're a Game of Thrones fan or just looking for epic laughs, this is the perfect loo book, lavishly illustrated with sumptuous images of toilets and bathrooms of all shapes and colours and liberally sprinkled with side-splitting lines. If you want this Christmas to be merrier than ever, remember...WINTER IS PLUMBING.
How to be Normal: Advice for the Perplexed

How to be Normal: Advice for the Perplexed

Guy Browning

$24.99

Normal people are extremely unusual. Think of all the people you know and ask yourself how many are normal. None of them! In fact you're probably the most normal of the lot and, let's face it, even you're not that normal. All normal people believe they are a little bit different, a little bit unique and a little bit special. On the other hand no one wants to be abnormal, so it's a fine line to tread. Happily, this brilliantly funny book shows everyone exactly how to be uniquely normally normal. Is it normal to: ...hold the banister with both hands? ...find the green man at crossings mildly attractive? ...drive a shopping trolley on the right? ...be afraid of aggressive hand dryers? ...wonder what coconut milk is actually for? Find out the answers to these and a million other perfectly normal questions in another beautifully funny, surprisingly wise and consistently heart-warming book from the best-selling Guy Browning.
The Lost Sock

The Lost Sock

Gillian Johnson

$19.99

When a man loses one of his favourite pair of socks at the laundromat, he sets out on a quest to find out what happens to lost socks, and why every sock drawer contains a plethora of single socks. On his eventful journey, he discovers why you always lose the sock you love, visits a sockiatrist who teaches him about the Planet of Lost Socks, and eventually finds his perfect partner at a puppet show. A wryly sweet story of love, loss and destiny.
The Snark Bible: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring, Comebacks, Irony, Insults, and So Much More

The Snark Bible: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring, Comebacks, Irony, Insults, and So Much More

Lawrence Dorfman

$21.99

The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With this treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that's sure to change your life--or at least induce a light chuckle. One question plagues us all: How do we survive all the Sturm und Drang of everyday life? The answer is but one word: snark. She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on by a pitchfork. --Jonathan Swift Why don't you get a haircut? You look like a chrysanthemum. --P. G. Wodehouse He's a mental midget with the IQ of a fence post. --Tom Waits They hardly make 'em like him anymore--but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway. --Hunter S. Thompson He has a Teflon brain ...nothing sticks --Lily Tomlin He has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair. --Theodore Roosevelt Snark will keep the wolves at bay (or at least out on the porch). Snark, much like a double scotch, will help you deal with relatives, shopping, and rudeness; it is an outlet for the unleashed vitriolic bile that's saved itself up over the months. Like a shield, it will protect you while you go about your life. Snark is your answer!
Total Leadfoot: Motoring Backfires, Burnouts, Rattletraps and Rarities

Total Leadfoot: Motoring Backfires, Burnouts, Rattletraps and Rarities

Tony Davis

$19.99

A fantastically funny collection of motoring trivia, tales and quizzes, from the bestselling author of Total Lemons and Total Wheelspin. . Total Leadfoot is the book version of hanging out with your mates - having a laugh, shooting the breeze, and pondering life's big questions. Dyou know your Lada from your Frisky? Are cup holders the most moronic things or an essential part of the driving experience? What are the real causes of road rage (bad coffee anyone?). Why isn't there a car called Pronghorn? Amaze your friends (or indeed random strangers, if your friends won't listen) with your knowledge of rattletraps and rakish beauties, bizarre car facts, strange stories behind even stranger films, and the scientific study of exhaust noise arousal. Total Leadfoot completes the 'total' trilogy in exactly the right way: by adding a third book. So belt up, adjust your mirrors, your ride starts now! PRAISE FOR TONY DAVIS: 'Lemon! will cause arguments, much laughter and intense nostalgic nodding...a perfect stocking filler for petrol heads' - Sydney Morning Herald 'Davis's disbelief-tinged prose...offers much amusement...great for any motoring enthusiast' - West Australian 'Davis writes with a dry, deadpan cynicism that's wonderfully enjoyable' - Melbourne Weekly 'Terrific stuff' - Sunday Tasmanian
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night

What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night

Refe Tuma ,  Susan Tuma

$29.99

Since Toy Story (and maybe since the very first toys!) children and their parents have wondered what it would be like if toys came to life. Refe and Susan Tuma take this wonder several steps further in WHAT THE DINOSAURS DID LAST NIGHT. Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife Susan work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys - specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. The dinosaurs wreck bathrooms, destroy vases, rock out, encounter terrifying hot irons, even do the dishes with hilarious, magical results. Each scene is photographed in meticulous detail, letting viewers joyfully suspend belief and think to themselves - just LOOK what the dinosaurs did last night!
Sherlock Holmes: The Essential Mysteries in One Sitting

Sherlock Holmes: The Essential Mysteries in One Sitting

Jennifer Kasius

$7.99

With countless clubs, films, and books celebrating Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary Sherlock Holmes, the popularity of literary history's favorite sleuth has never dimmed. Can you solve the case of the Red-Headed League ? How about the Empty House ? Sherlock Holmes can! All of the essential Holmes mysteries are efficiently organized in this tiny tome, which can either be enjoyed in small bites or devoured in one sitting. Featuring synopses, character profiles, and illustrations, this miniature edition brings to life the suspense and mystery of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tales.
Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression

Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression

Gary Kaplan ,  Donna Beech

$29.99

Dr. Gary Kaplan's Total Recovery is a radical rethink of how we get sick, why we stay sick and how we can recover. Millions of us suffer from chronic pain. It can return at the slightest provocation and its cause is often a mystery to doctors. In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. Through cutting-edge research and dramatic patient stories, the book reveals how chronic physical and emotional pain are linked. Dr. Kaplan's groundbreaking discovery that disease is an accumulation of traumas over a lifetime - every injury, infection and emotional blow - suggests that current treatments for chronic pain and depression are ineffective. By focusing on long-term causes as well as symptoms, Dr. Kaplan has found hope for those locked into a lifetime of pain and suffering. His unified theory has created a new pathway to total recovery.
Australian Family Nutrition

Australian Family Nutrition

Jane Clarke

$35.00

A one-stop visual guide to quick and easy healthy meals for the whole family. Easily achieve a delicious and nutritious diet for a healthy happy family with Australian Family Nutrition, filled with 50 healthy recipes from trusted nutritionist Jane Clarke. Jane advises you on healthy foods for all age groups with tailored advice and healthy eating tips for infants to adults. The 50 recipes are healthy versions of both classic favourites and more adventurous dishes, from spaghetti and meatballs to Mediterranean vegetable and mozzarella bake and quick banana ice cream. It couldn't be simpler to look after your kids' health at every meal with key nutrients carefully detailed for each recipe. Jane's expertise makes it simple for you to provide a balanced diet for everyone through healthy family meals with nutrition data shown through accessible infographics. You're shown how to harness the power of food to boost energy and brain power, maintain a healthy weight and tackle issues such as skin problems. Jane also provides expert advice about hot topics such as organic food and coping with allergies and intolerances. Australian Family Nutrition makes it easy to keep your family happy and healthy.
Better is Not So Far Away

Better is Not So Far Away

Melissa Groman

$24.95

Straightforward yet gentle advice for when you (or a loved one) are ready to recover from eating disorders or self-harming If you cope with your life through bingeing, starving or cutting, Melissa Groman's Better Is Not So Far Away will guide you down the path of recovery with stories, advice, and most importantly, hope. You will find help dealing with anger, fear, forgiveness, self-attack and grief, as well as new ideas for handling parents, friendships, and the sticky space of being both dependent and independent while on the road to recovery.
Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Body

Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Body

Melanie Klein ,  Anna Guest-Jelley

$26.99

In this incredible, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five authors, including Alanis Morrisette, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, and Dr. Sara Gottfried, discuss how yoga and body image intersect. With these inspiring personal stories, learn how yoga not only affects your body but also how it affects the way you feel about your body. Each author offers a unique perspective on how yoga has shaped his or her life and provides tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and a renewed body image. By bringing together a diverse collection of voices that span the spectrum of human experience, this anthology will help you learn to love your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in This Moment

Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in This Moment

Richard W. Sears

$31.95

Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life In This Moment shows how the ancient practice of mindfulness can help us live a fuller and more enriching life. Presents material through a balance of clinical case work with the author's personal stories of the Dalai Lama, ninja, and Zen Buddhism Reveals ways that mindfulness can be applied to modern problems based on psychological principles and evidence-based programs Shows how to apply mindfulness principles to a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and more Provides guidelines for readers to conduct their own mindfulness training sessions at home
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story

Dan Harris

$28.00  $24.65

After having a nationally televised panic attack, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. Eventually, Harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always thought was his greatest asset: the incessant, insatiable voice in his head, which had propelled him through the ranks of a hypercompetitive business, but had also led him to make the profoundly stupid decisions that provoked his on-air freak-out.Eventually Harris stumbled upon an effective way to rein in that voice, something he always assumed to be either impossible or useless: meditation, a tool that research suggests can do everything from lower your blood pressure to essentially rewire your brain. 10% Happier takes readers on a ride from the outer reaches of neuroscience to the inner sanctum of network news to the bizarre fringes of America's spiritual scene, and leaves them with a takeaway that could actually change their lives.
Conversation Starters: 1,000 Creative Ways to Talk to Anyone About Anything

Conversation Starters: 1,000 Creative Ways to Talk to Anyone About Anything

Kim Chamberlain

$18.99

Like an onion, a conversation is often made up of layers. On its face it may appear to be on one level, but peel away a layer or two, and you will find other issues lying beneath the surface. Providing techniques to analyse conversations, Conversation Starters will enable you to develop creativity by taking your brain to a space where originality can flourish, by enhancing problem-solving skills, and by improving conversation and listening skills. Even if you wouldn't describe yourself as creative, this book will give you the chance to think and express yourself in innovative and productive ways. The book's one thousand conversation-starting topics offer easy ways to move away from traditional discussion themes as well as the opportunity to develop and enhance speaking and listening skills. They provide the opportunity to approach and explore issues and then to formulate and express your thoughts and responses in innovative and challenging ways. You'll discover new ways way to connect with others, avenues to help you learn new things and connect with other people in stimulating and satisfying ways. In addition to the conversation starters are tips and quotes relating to discovering and enhancing creativity while initiating and maintaining conversations.
Unsingle: the Art and Science of Finding True Love

Unsingle: the Art and Science of Finding True Love

Louise Gabriel

$24.99

If you're single and you don't want to be, there is a fairly simple explanation. Whether you have had relationships in the past or not, your singleness is not caused by anything outside yourself. It's because you're not playing for team love. If this statement has you scratching your head, bear with me. It will be worth it...Unsingle contains breakthrough approaches for anyone searching for love. It is based on neuroscience which tells us that by changing what we focus on we can change our life and our experiences * Uses the latest fascinating research in neuroscience to understand what attracts people to each other * Offers simple, positive step-by-step approaches to understanding others and ourselves as we search for a compatible partner * Includes information on finding the 'single switch' and turning it off- the process of moving the mind into the love zone and keeping it there (by rewriting neural pathways to support positive beliefs about love)
Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality

Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality

Darcia Narvaez ,  Allan N. Schore

$50.95

Moral development has traditionally been considered a matter of reasoning. In this integrative book, Darcia Narvaez demonstrates how morality goes all the way down, involving neurobiology and emotional development, and how these are significantly shaped in early life. Evolution provided an extra-genetic niche for child development, characterised by intensive parenting and social support. Modern cultures have shifted away from the intensive practices that easily foster a neurobiology supportive of wellbeing and builds primal wisdom from the ground up. Rather, Western wisdom traditions help adults foster wisdom top-down. Integrating the latest scholarship in clinical sciences and positive psychology, Narvaez proposes a developmental ecological ethical practice as a way to self-author and shift cultures and consciousness towards a timely alternative vision of moral development and flourishing.
The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

The Journalist's Guide to Media Law

Mark Pearson ,  Mark Polden

$59.99

We are all journalists and publishers now: at the touch of a button we can send our words, sounds and images out to the world. No matter whether you're a traditional journalist, a blogger, or handling social media for a company, everything you publish or broadcast is still subject to the law. But which law? This widely used practical guide to communication law is essential reading for anyone who writes or broadcasts professionally, online or in traditional media. It shows how to publish or upload what you want, while staying on the right side of the law and behaving ethically. This fifth edition has been substantially revised to reflect the international nature of online media. It covers defamation, contempt, confidentiality, privacy, trespass, intellectual property, and ethical regulation, as well as the special challenges of commenting on criminal allegations and trials. Recent cases and examples are used to illustrate key points and new developments. It includes a new chapter on the law of public relations, freelancing and media entrepreneurship. Whether you work in a news room, in public relations or marketing, or blog from home, make sure you have The Journalist's Guide to Media Law at your side.
Dataclysm: Who We are (When We Think No One's Looking)

Dataclysm: Who We are (When We Think No One's Looking)

Christian Rudder

$35.00

An irreverent, provocative, and visually fascinating look at what our online lives reveal about who we really are - and how this deluge of data will transform the science of human behaviour. Big Data is used to spy on us, hire and fire us, and sell us things we don't need. In 'Dataclysm', Christian Rudder, founder of one of the world's biggest dating websites OkCupid, puts this flood of information to an entirely different use: understanding human nature. Drawing on terabytes of data from Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, OkCupid, and many other sites, Rudder examines the terrain of human experience to answer a range of questions: Does it matter where you went to school? How racist are we? How do political views alter relationships? Philosophers, psychologists, gene hunters and neuroscientists have tried to explain our flaws and foibles. Rudder shows that in today's era of social media, a powerful new approach is possible, one that reveals how we actually behave when we think no one's looking. Outrageous and illuminating, 'Dataclysm', is a portrait of our essential selves - dark, absurd, occasionally noble - and a first look at a revolution in the making.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Jill Lepore

$45.00

A riveting work that reveals the origin of one of American popular culture's most iconic figures  - a story that hides within it not only a fascinating family saga but a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. From the author of the National Book Award finalist Book of Ages.

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. In the more than seven decades since she first appeared, her comic books have never been out of print.

In years of interviews and archival research, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator. Lepore has discovered that, from Marston's days as a Harvard undergraduate, he was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with the British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman.

In the 1920s, Marston and his wife brought into their home, as Marston's mistress, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. The Marston family story  - a house of one man, three women, and four children  - is a story of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Sanger's niece together wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they pursued a life of extraordinary nonconformity. No less fascinating is Marston's role as the inventor of the lie detector. Internationally known as an expert on truth, he lived a life of secrets  - only to spill them on the pages of the Wonder Woman comics he began writing in 1941.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history, explaining not only the mysterious origins of the world's most famous female superhero, but solving some of the most vexing puzzles in the American past.  Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights  - a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.
Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays

Men Explain Things to Me: And Other Essays

Rebecca Solnit

$24.99

Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings. From rape culture to mansplaining, from French sex scandals to marriage and the nuclear family, from Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays are a fierce and incisive exploration of the issues that a patriarchal culture will not necessarily acknowledge as 'issues' at all. With grace and energy, and in the most exquisite and inviting of prose, Rebecca Solnit proves herself a vital leading figure of the feminist movement and a radical, humane thinker.
Bradman's Invincibles: The Inside Story of the Epic 1948 Ashes Tour

Bradman's Invincibles: The Inside Story of the Epic 1948 Ashes Tour

Roland Perry

$35.00

The 1948 Ashes tour is considered one of team sport's greatest achievements - no matter which sport or which era. Just what is it about this gruelling summer of cricket that still inspires and fascinates players and fans alike? When bestselling author Roland Perry was writing his definitive biography of Donald Bradman, he had unrivalled access to the man who made this Ashes series a unique sporting competition - not simply another series of first class cricket matches played in dismal post-War Britain. In Bradman's Invincibles, Perry draws on his extensive interviews with The Don himself - who led his squad with the precision, focus and ruthless determination of a General running a military campaign - as well as other members of the tour. He takes us onto the field and into the minds of a complex, talented group of men who didn't always see eye to eye - with each other, the British media, and their opponents - but who were united in their love of the game and their will to win. In rich and compelling detail, Bradman's Invincibles brings to life that long ago summer. Perry shows us what happened, how it happened, who was involved, and gives us a compelling insider's view of this now legendary 1948 tour.
Merv Hughes' 104 Cricket Legends

Merv Hughes' 104 Cricket Legends

Merv Hughes

$29.99

Understanding cricket and cricketers has been a lifelong quest for Merv Hughes. How much can a roommate take before events deteriorate into shaving cream at ten paces? How seriously should senior players take their responsibility to train young twelfth men? What makes a good captain? Now, for the first time, Merv brings us a combination of yarns about his favourite players as well as his observations on the game. In Merv Hughes' 104 Cricket Legends, he shares his thoughts on the importance of training effectively, learning by watching how the best approach their preparation and the qualities that make a player a champion. And he takes us through the 104 legends (teammates, opponents and heroes) who all had an influence on the cricketer Merv became.
Grand Slams of Tennis: Legends, Feuds, Tennis Dads and One Slam Wonders

Grand Slams of Tennis: Legends, Feuds, Tennis Dads and One Slam Wonders

Eamon Evans

$24.95

For fans of tennis and the ever-increasing scandals of the game comes Grand Slams of Tennis: Legends, Feuds, Tennis Dads and One Slam Wonders. Irreverent and laugh out loud funny, this book will go behind the stories, the legends, the players and great matches as well as the weird, wacky, controversial and legendary moments of the game. There are hundreds of brilliant, funny, outrageous and entertaining tales in the history of the game to delight tennis fans everywhere and make tennis experts out of armchair viewers all over the world.
TC

TC

Tom Carroll ,  Nick Carroll

$19.99

On the surface he was Tom Carroll, dreamer, cheeky grommet, brilliant surfer, Australian sporting hero, fitness fanatic, businessman, family man, big wave charger. Inside turned the terrible wheel of drug addiction, part family curse, part legacy of the footloose surf culture he'd done so much to legitimise. Tom's family and friends struggled with him, kept his secrets, and looked on in anger and fear as the wheel began to grind him down. Then a window opened - but getting through it made charging Pipeline look like a piece of cake...This is the story of an unlikely moral education: of humility, family, damage, brotherhood, youth, stupidity, glory, single-mindedness and surrender, and about the feeling of water moving under a surfboard, how it can bind past to present and make sense of lives.
Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Sport: A Very Short Introduction

Mike Cronin

$15.95

Sport is big business; international in nature and the focus of much media and cultural attention. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its position as a global phenomenon today. Looking at a variety of sports from team games such as rugby, cricket, and football to games for individuals such as golf, tennis, and skiing, he considers how these first emerged and captivated the interest of ordinary people, and how sport has been transformed within our daily lives. Exploring the relationship between sport and class, gender, commerce, identity, and ethics, Cronin considers some of the central issues in sport today, including the high pay of professional footballers and the glamour of sports women, as well as fair play standards. Charting sport through the ages and around the world, this is a short guide to the history, development, and place of sport in contemporary global society. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
The Formula One Circuits from Above

The Formula One Circuits from Above

Bruce Jones

$49.95

Experience the thrill and intensity of Formula One's greatest circuits as never before, using the breathtaking satellite photography of Google Earth. In this stunning book, 28 Formula One tracks past and present - from the glamour of Monaco to the splendour of Spa-Francorchamps, the energy of Singapore and the speed of Silverstone - are illustrated using Google Earth's exceptional satellite imagery. Featuring over 350 photographs that provide a unique aerial guide to the twists, turns and topography of each circuit, and written by leading Formula 1 authority Bruce Jones, Formula One Circuits from Above explains the history, nuances and challenges of each legendary track and is a unique visual companion to the world of F1.
The Official Liverpool FC Illustrated History

The Official Liverpool FC Illustrated History

Jeff Anderson ,  Stephen Done

$49.95

If it weren't for John Houlding Liverpool Football Club would never have been born. But even Houlding could not have predicted how successful Liverpool FC would become: no English club can match the Reds' roll of honour at home and abroad: Five European Cup/Champions Leagues, three UEFA Cups, 18 Football League championships, seven FA Cups; eight Football League Cups, plus numerous others. The Official Liverpool FC Illustrated History charts rise and rise of Liverpool FC to the very summit of English and European football, from the struggles of the early years in the nineteenth century, through the domination of the late twentieth century, to the great cup successes in the new millennium. It tells the story of a club that is rich in tradition: the famous Boot Room ethic that has permeated every corridor of Anfield; plus the awesome, fanatical support offered by the Kop. This updated edition recalls the deeds of legendary managers such as Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley and Kenny Dalglish, and salutes the achievements of more recent bosses, Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez and the current incumbent Brendan Rodgers. It also celebrates the litany of players whose names are etched in Liverpool FC folklore: from Alex Raisbeck and Billy Liddell to Roger Hunt and Kevin Keegan; through Kenny Dalglish, Alan Hansen and Graeme Souness, to the modern legends, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard and young guns Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Fabio Borini.
           
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