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Challenging Early Learning: Helping Young Children Learn How to Learn

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Challenging Early Learning: Helping Young Children Learn How to Learn

James Nottingham, Jill Nottingham

Educational psychology; Pre-school & kindergarten; Primary & middle schools; Teaching of a specific subject; Study & learning skills: general; Health & Self-Help

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What are the goals of Early Years education? A lot of people ask this question and receive answers ranging from keeping children... [more]

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

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The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast

Michael Scott Moore

Memoirs; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; Religion & politics; Human rights

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With echoes of Catch-22 and Black Hawk Down, author and former hostage Michael Scott Moore masterfully walks a fine line between... [more]

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat

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The Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat...

Eric Haseltine

True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services

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The thrilling, true, cold-war era story of counterespionage in Moscow and the clandestine eavesdropping arms race. [more]

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Trump

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Trump

Alain Badiou

History; Politics & government; Political science & theory

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The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States sent shockwaves across the globe. How was such an outcome even... [more]

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Visible Learning Insights

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Visible Learning Insights

John Hattie (University of Melbourne, Australia), Klaus Zierer (University of Augsburg, Germany)

Educational psychology; Organisation & management of education; Primary & middle schools; Secondary schools; Teacher training

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Visible Learning Insights presents a fascinating `inside view' of the ground-breaking research of John Hattie. Together, the... [more]

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The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind

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The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes...

Michael S. Gazzaniga

Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; Mathematics & Sciences; Neurosciences

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The father of cognitive neuroscience illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problem. How do neurons... [more]

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game

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Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed...

Gemma Clarke

Biography: sport; Gender studies: women; Sports & outdoor recreation; Football (Soccer, Association football)

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Bold and inspiring profiles of the pioneers, champions and future heroines of women's soccer around the world. [more]

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The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World

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The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to...

Tom Chivers

Social forecasting, future studies; Impact of science & technology on society; Artificial intelligence

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A Jon Ronson-esque deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence [more]

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A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st century

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A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st century

Gelong Thubten

Psychology; Mind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisation

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A guide to meditation and mindfulness written by Buddhist monk Gelong Thubten. [more]

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

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The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

David M. Guss

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Prisoners of war

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The extraordinary story of Alastair Cram, the British soldier who escaped from prisoner-of-war camps not once but more than... [more]

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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future

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Shortest Way Home: One mayor's challenge and a model for America's future...

Pete Buttigieg

Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership; Regional government

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'The best American political biography since Obama's Dreams from My Father' Guardian NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A mayor's... [more]

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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner...

Eliza Griswold

History; Sociology; Politics & government; Fossil fuel technologies

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Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize, Amity and Prosperity is a powerful and beautifully-written story of the energy boom's impact... [more]

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Paris 1919

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Paris 1919

Margaret MacMillan

History; European history; First World War; Diplomacy

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The story of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, when for six extraordinary months the city was at the centre of world government... [more]

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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

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No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

Greta Thunberg

Political activism; Mathematics & Sciences; Environmentalist thought & ideology; Applied ecology; Global warming

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'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg,... [more]

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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

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Dyslexia: A Very Short Introduction

Margaret Snowling

linguistics; Child & developmental psychology; Teaching of specific learning difficulties & needs; Medicine; Neurosciences

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Dyslexia is gaining increasing recognition as a relatively common learning disorder. Margaret Snowling introduces the exciting... [more]

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The Secret World of Farm Animals

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The Secret World of Farm Animals

Jeffrey Masson

Ethics & moral philosophy; Animals & society; Psychology: emotions; Mathematics & Sciences; Farm & working animals

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`An unbelievably inspiring book' Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of TreesDid you know that pigs frequently throw... [more]

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Strange Stars

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Strange Stars

Jason Heller

Theory of music & musicology; Rock & Pop music; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Society & Social Sciences; Popular culture

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In [this book, the author] recasts sci-fi and pop music as parallel cultural forces that depended on one another to expand... [more]

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On Freedom

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On Freedom

Tory Shepherd

Literary essays; History; Gender studies: women; Family & relationships

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They're labelled as selfish, as deliberately barren , and sometimes as crazy old cat ladies, but increasingly women are choosing... [more]

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Reinventing Your Life

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Reinventing Your Life

Jeffrey E. Young, Janet S. Klosko

Psychology; Popular psychology; Mind, Body, Spirit: thought & practice

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End the self-destructive behaviours that stop you from living your best life. [more]

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

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Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

Robert Kuttner

Politics & government; Economic theory & philosophy; Economic history

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A leading social critic recounts capitalism's finest hour and shows us how we might achieve it once again. [more]

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Tyrant: Shakespeare On Power

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Tyrant: Shakespeare On Power

Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare studies & criticism; Political leaders & leadership

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'Brilliant' Sunday TimesHow does a truly disastrous leader - a sociopath, a demagogue, a tyrant - come to power? [more]

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Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans

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Austentatious: The Evolving World of Jane Austen Fans

Holly Luetkenhaus, Zoe Weinstein

Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Popular culture

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Explores online fan spaces in search of Janeites all over the world to discover what fans are making, how fans are sharing... [more]

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The Burning Forest: India's War Against the Maoists

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The Burning Forest: India's War Against the Maoists

Nandini Sundar

History; Indigenous peoples; Marxism & Communism

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The war between Maoists and the state in the heart of India [more]

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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

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A Political Philosophy: Arguments for Conservatism

Roger Scruton

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government

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In this timely new edition of his classic book A Political Philosophy, celebrated conservative philosopher Roger Scruton interrogates... [more]

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Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

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Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

Roger Scruton

Social & political philosophy; Politics & government; Political science & theory; Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies

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What does the Left look like today and how has it evolved? Is there any foundation for resistance to its agenda without religious... [more]

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