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...
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...
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...
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...
Demystifies Buddhism by explaining, without jargon or obscure terminology, what awakening is and how to practise it.
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...
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...
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.
Throughout the history of the Western world, countless attempts have been made to define beauty in art and life, especially with regard to women's bodies and faces. This title examines...
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Roland Barthes; Richard Howard
Examines the themes of presence and absence, the relationship between photography and theatre, history and death. This title offers an investigation into the nature of photographs.
Describes London from the time of the Druids to the beginning of the twenty-first century, noting magnificence in both epochs. This title includes chapters on the history of silence and...
Robin S. Sharma
An internationally bestselling fable about a spiritual journey, littered with powerful life lessons that teach us how to abandon consumerism in order to embrace destiny, live life to the full...
David Icke; Neil Hague; Sam Masters
This devastating expose of the human mind as a getaway car for the psyche.