Have you ever lain awake at night fretting over how we can be sure of the reality of the external world? Perhaps we are in fact disembodied brains, floating in vats at the whim of some deranged puppet-master? If so, you are not alone and what's more, you ... read more

50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know
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In this extraordinary new book, as incendiary as it's important, Nicholas Carr argues that the internet is changing dramatically how we think, remember and interact.

The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the way we Think, Read and Remember
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In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to sho... read more

The Shallows : How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember
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'What happens if I drop an ant'? 'What books are bad for you'? 'What percentage of the world's water is contained in a cow'? The Oxbridge undergraduate interviews are infamous for their unique ways of assessing candidates, and from these peculiar en... read more

Do You Think You're Clever?: The Oxbridge Questions
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Photographer Andrew Zuckerman has captured the voices, physical presence and the written word of 60 iconic over 65-year olds to create profound, honest, and truly revealing portraits. The resulting books and film provide an extraordinary legacy for the generations that follow and timel... read more

Wisdom: Ideas
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The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science,... read more

Art of Looking Sideways
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This brilliant new book from the author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch explores the tyranny of positive thinking, and offers a history of how it came to be the dominant mode in the USA. Ehrenreich conceived of the book when sh... read more

Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World
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Madness, in our culture, is defined by visibility. From the popular press to TV soaps and films, the depiction of madness always borders on the extreme: violent outbursts, fits, hallucinations. But what if madness is not exactly what we think it to be? What if it is the rule rath... read more

What is Madness?
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When Rosalind Wiseman first published QUEEN BEES & WANNABEES, she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts - from how they choose their best frie... read more

Queen Bees and Wannabees
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Photographer Andrew Zuckerman has captured the voices, physical presence and the written word of 60 iconic over 65-year olds to create profound, honest, and truly revealing portraits. The resulting books and film provide an extraordinary legacy for the generations that follow and timele... read more

Wisdom: Love
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How many times have you despaired about how to handle your psycho boss or listened to your friend talk about how their dream date turned out to be a bit of a psychopath? It's far from just a turn of phrase, psychopaths aren't all serial kil... read more

The Devil You Know: Looking Out for the Psycho in Your Life
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How different are men and women's brains? Does altruism really exist? Are our minds blank slates at birth? And do dreams reveal our unconscious desires? If you have you ever grappled with these concepts, or tried your hand as an amateur psychologist, 5... read more

50 Psychology Ideas You Really Need to Know
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