Our minds have two ways of thinking: fast and intuitive, and slow and logical. This explains how we make decisions and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.
Anne Karpf; The School of Life
A deep and thoughtful look at what it means to age, how to do it well and why we care at all
Shows how the new power paradigm operates, how it is conceived and controlled, and why it is leading to a collapse in living standards. Arguing that the 'information economy' ruins...
The story of the beginnings of Christianity, told as never before. Band of Angels uncovers the vital role women played in spreading the Christian religion and seeks to restore their...
Longlisted for The Green Carnation Prize 2014 'This is not a fairytale. This is a story about how sex and money and power police our dreams.' Clear-eyed, witty and...
Presents a portrait of gay men and women throughout time and across the globe whose lives have influenced society at large. This title features such celebrated figures as Michelangelo, Frederick...
Shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really...
In this definitive collection of Stephenson's writings, journalism and meditations, the great American polymath puts the 20th Century - mathematics, cryptography, philosophy, currency, and the history of science and technology-...
James R. Flynn
Seeks to explain the 'Flynn effect' (massive IQ gains over time) and its consequences for gender, race and social equality.
"Farmageddon" the quiet revolution of mega-farming that is threatening our countryside, farms and food.
How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book describes not only the main facts, ideas and...
Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture--both highbrow and low. In the sumptuous 384-page coffee table book, the editors of...
Demystifies Buddhism by explaining, without jargon or obscure terminology, what awakening is and how to practise it.
This wide-ranging survey, spanning four centuries, illuminates shifting perceptions of female beauty through works of art and the evolution of cosmetics
From the first flirtatious text message to dodging insults in the divorce courts, via swooning, stalking, and swearing undying devotion, this cheerful book about the horrors of love explains why...
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Alain de Botton
Rejects the supernatural claims of religion and points out just how many good ideas they sometimes have about how we should live. This book shows us a range of ideas...