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Cover Art for 9780141988498, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

Paperback

by ( May, 2020 )

The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong? Why is it so hard to detect a lie, read a face or judge a stranger's motives? Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences. No one challenges our shared assumptions like Malcolm Gladwell. Here he uses stories of deceit and fatal errors to cast doubt on our strategies for dealing with the unknown, inviting us to rethink our thinking in these troubled times.

Cover Art for 9781409183174, Speak Your Truth: Connecting with your inner truth and learning to find your voice by Fearne Cotton

'Fearne Cotton is a tireless seeker of the truth, and a wonderful communicator of sanity, hope, and (most refreshingly of all) reality. This is, simply put, a beautiful book.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic 'During a time where misinformation is spreading faster than ever and people are finding it hard to keep it real, Fearne shows us the power of living in our truth. She has a magical way of making us feel understood through her compelling storytelling, while showing us a path to a more authentic life.' Vex King, author of Good Vibes, Good Life 'We need truth talkers more than we ever have right now. Wild, bold, connected truth talkers. Fearne takes our hand and shows us how to be one by treading the wild, vulnerable path first.' Sarah Wilson, author of First, We Make the Beast Beautiful Fearne Cotton's voice is familiar to millions, whether that's through television, radio or on her hugely successful Happy Place podcast. Her voice is her career, her livelihood and the way she communicates with her audience and her loved ones. So, when Fearne's doctor told her she was at risk of needing a throat operation followed by two weeks of being unable to speak, she found herself facing a period of unexpected contemplation. As she considered what silence would mean, Fearne began to think about other times her voice had gone unheard - as a young woman, as 'just the talent', as the foil to louder, more dominant figures. She found herself wondering, at what point do we internalise this message, and start silencing ourselves? When do we swallow down our authentic words to become pleasers and compromisers at the cost of our own happiness or wellbeing? Speak Your Truth dives into all the ways we learn to stay quiet for the wrong reasons, and explores how to find your voice, assert yourself and speak out with confidence. Brave, vulnerable and deeply personal, Speak Your Truth shares Fearne's compelling story and helps you to shape your own.

Cover Art for 9780648587248, The Now of Work by Lisa Messenger

The Now of Work

Hardcover

by ( Oct, 2020 )

For more than 19 years Lisa Messenger has had the absolute pleasure of inspiring game-changers, thought-leaders, stylemakers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs across the world. After the crisis of COVID-19 the world was suddenly faced with a new way of working, people felt, and are still feeling overwhelmed and lost. The Now of Work takes you through all the steps needed to be able to thrive in a work from home environment. It covers practical, actionable ways for creating location freedom, as a solopreneur, entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

Cover Art for 9781760899479, The Right-brain Workout 2 by Russel Howcroft

The Right-brain Workout 2

Paperback / softback

by ( Dec, 2020 )

Are you out of ideas? Feel your creativity drying up? Is brain fog taking over your life? Give your right brain a workout with the experts. In just ten weeks, you can reignite your imagination and tap into the creative potential inside you. Following on from the highly successful Right-brain Workout Vol 1, here are seventy more questions posed by some of Australia's most innovative individuals - creatives from the world of comedy, film, literature, art, photography and advertising - designed to help you to think outside the box to unleash your inner genius. You wanted more, and Russel Howcroft and Alex Wadelton have delivered.

Cover Art for 9781568589398, Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe

Work Won't Love You Back

How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

Hardcover

by ( Jan, 2021 )

A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.

You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all employees are pushed to make sacrifices for the privilege of being able to do what we love.

In Work Won't Love You Back, Sarah Jaffe, a preeminent voice on labor, inequality, and social movements, examines this "labor of love" myth -- the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries -- from the unpaid intern, to the overworked nurse, to the nonprofit worker and even the professional athlete -- Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work.

As Jaffe argues, understanding the trap of the labor of love will empower us to work less and demand what our work is worth. And once freed from those binds, we can finally figure out what actually gives us joy, pleasure, and satisfaction.

Cover Art for 9781584880073, Essential Statistics, Fourth Edition by D.g. Rees

An introductory text for students taking a first course in statistics-in fields as diverse as engineering, business, chemistry, and biology-Essential Statistics: Fourth Edition thoroughly updates and enhances the hugely successful third edition. It presents new information on modern statistical techniques such as Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and software such as MINITABTM for WINDOWS. An experienced former lecturer, the author communicates to students in his trademark easy-to-follow style. Keeping complex mathematical theory to a minimum, Rees presents a wealth of fully explained worked examples throughout the text. In addition, the end-of-chapter Worksheets relate to a variety of fields-enabling students to see the relevance of the numerous methods to their study areas. Essential Statistics: Fourth Edition emphasizes the principles and assumptions underlying the statistical methods, thus providing the tools needed for students to use and interpret statistical data effectively.

Cover Art for 9780070134676, General Anatomy: Principles and Applications by Norman Eizenberg, Christopher Briggs, Craig Adams, Ahern Dr, Gerard

An@tomedia: General Anatomy - Principles and Applications integrates both regions and systems in a concise and easily understandable text.This is a practically orientated book that introduces general anatomy concepts to medical, nursing and allied health students.Containing essential information for immediate comprehension of anatomical concepts and principles, over 700 clear illustrations, diagrams and real pictures of dissections further assist clinical understanding.

Cover Art for 9780063065390, A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

A Thousand Ships

Hardcover

by ( Jan, 2021 )

Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a gorgeous retelling of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the many women involved in its causes and consequences—for fans of Madeline Miller.

This is the women’s war, just as much as it is the men’s. They have waited long enough for their turn . . .

This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of them all . . .

In the middle of the night, a woman wakes to find her beloved city engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over. Troy has fallen.

From the Trojan women whose fates now lie in the hands of the Greeks, to the Amazon princess who fought Achilles on their behalf, to Penelope awaiting the return of Odysseus, to the three goddesses whose feud started it all, these are the stories of the women whose lives, loves, and rivalries were forever altered by this long and tragic war.

A woman’s epic, powerfully imbued with new life, A Thousand Ships puts the women, girls and goddesses at the center of the Western world’s great tale ever told.

Cover Art for 9781529018639, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett

Have you ever wondered why you have a brain? Let renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett demystify that big grey blob between your ears. In seven short essays (plus a bite-sized story about how brains evolved), this slim, entertaining and accessible collection reveals mind-expanding lessons from the front lines of neuroscience research. You’ll learn where brains came from, how they’re structured (and why it matters), and how yours works in tandem with other brains to create everything you experience. Along the way, you’ll also learn to dismiss popular myths such as the idea of a 'lizard brain' and the alleged battle between thoughts and emotions, or even between nature and nurture, to determine your behaviour. Sure to intrigue casual readers and scientific veterans alike, Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain is full of surprises, humour, and important implications for human nature – a gift of a book that you will want to savour again and again.

Cover Art for 9786073197748, El Ickabog / The Ickabog (Spanish Edition) by J K. Rowling

Se acerca el ickabog... un monstruo legendario que amenaza un reino y que pondrá a prueba la valentía de dos niños. Descubre una aventura sumamente original sobre el poder de la esperanza y la amistad y su triunfo contra todo pronóstico, obra de una de las mejores narradoras del mundo. El reino de Cornucopia era el más feliz del mundo. Tenía oro en abundancia, un rey con unos bigotes magníficos y un montón de carniceros, reposteros y queseros cuyos exquisitos productos hacían que la gente bailara de júbilo cuando los comía. Todo era perfecto, excepto Los Pantanos, la región del norte donde, según la leyenda, vivía el terrorífico ickabog. Sobre ese monstruo, cualquiera con un poco de cabeza sabía que no era más que una fábula que los padres utilizaban para que los niños se portaran bien. Aunque lo extraño de las fábulas es que a veces cobran vida propia... Pero ¿puede una leyenda derrocar a un rey amado por su pueblo y destruir un reino feliz? ¿Puede embarcar a dos chicos valientes en una aventura que no han buscado y ni siquiera imaginado? Si crees que tienes suficiente valor, adéntrate en las páginas de este libro para averiguarlo... Una preciosa edición a todo color ilustrada por niños y niñas, perfecta para compartir y regalar.