We live in complex times. This is a world where Big Data is used to influence elections, info- and biotech are threatening our livelihoods, we’re seeing a resurgence of ultra-nationalism in response to refugees fleeing warzones, our reliance on petrochemicals is destroying the planet, terrorism is a constant threat, supermassive black holes are gobbling up the universe, and on it goes…
Thankfully, there are plenty of independent thinkers, academics, experts and explainers who not only understand the labyrinthine pushes and pulls operating around us, but are also able to unravel complex webs into threads we can grasp. Here are some incredible books that help explain little bits of everything.
The transcript of the one and only conversation between 'the four horsemen' of New Atheism, with new introductions from Dawkins, Dennett and Harris and a sparkling foreword by Stephen Fry.
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.
Stunningly repackaged edition of the international bestseller
This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.
2001. It's not over yet.
A call to arms from Patrice Newell who has dedicated her life to land management at Elmswood in the Hunter Valley.
From the author of multi-million bestseller, The God Delusion, an exciting, accessible argument for atheism, written for a new generation.
Barack Obama shares the books he read (and loved) this summer.
Honour your Dad’s individuality this Father’s Day with a gift from the heart.
Celebrate International Cat Day – 8 August – with some im-paw-sibly fabulous fiction.