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  • 1984
    ORWELL, GEORGE
    One of the BBC's '100 Novels that Shaped the World''Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past'Hidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedi...
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    12,30 €

  • PRISONERS OF GEOGRAPHY: TEN MAPS THAT TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLOBAL POLITICS
    TIM MARSHALL
    THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERGeography shapes not only our history, but where we're headed...All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to follow world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture.If you've ever wo...
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    15,50 €

  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF BARCELONA
    AGUSTÍ BELART, DAVID
    Barcelona is a city steeped in history and conflict. It has been a garrison city of the Roman Empire, the leading power of the Mediterranean, the battleground of international wars, an industrial power, and the largest holdout against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. The Catalan capital has been bombed and besieged, and has raised itself from the rubble time and time again. It...
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    20,00 €

  • BECOMING
    MICHELLE OBAMA
    In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and g...
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    27,50 €

  • SOUTH FROM GRANADA
    BRENAN, GERALD
    Part autobiography, part travelogue, and wholly a tribute to the unspoilt beauty of southern Spain, Gerald Brenan's South from Granada includes an introduction by Chris Stewart, author of the bestselling Driving Over Lemons, in Penguin Modern Classics.Between 1920 and 1934, Gerald Brenan lived in the remote Spanish village of Yegen and South of Granada depicts his time there, v...
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    15,25 €

  • 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
    HARARI, YUVAL NOAH
    **THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER**In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?Yuval Noah Harari takes us on...
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    13,75 €

  • FEMINISM: A GRAPHIC GUIDE
    JENAINATI, CATHIA
    What is feminism? Why are we still talking about it, and what can it tell us about ourselves, our societies and prejudices?In this unique, illustrated introduction, we'll explore the early history of conscious struggle against sexist oppression, through the modern "waves" of feminism, up to present-day conversations about MeToo, intersectional feminism, and women's rights in th...
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    18,90 €

  • RUNNING FOR MY LIFE
    JORDAN WYLIE
    This is the extraordinary true story of how a former British soldier turned extreme adventurer set out to run marathons in the world's most dangerous countries. In 2018, Jordan Wylie trained and ran in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan to raise awareness of the plight of children suffering in war zones as well as the funds to help provide education.Risking his life in some of the m...
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    13,50 €

  • TOOLS AND WEAPONS
    SMITH, BRAD
    En quest llibre els autors ens aporten una narrativa captivadora des de la cabina de comandament d’una de les empreses tecnològiques més grans i poderoses del món ja que es troba enmig d’alguns dels temes emergents més espinosos dels nostres temps – des de la privadesa i la ciberdelinqüència als reptes de la democràcia. ...
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    16,75 €

  • THIS IS AN UPRISING
    ENGLER, MARK
    "Absorbing... Ambitious... Indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere." -Naomi Klein Features a new Foreword by Bill McKibben and a Reading Group GuideFrom protests to defend immigrant rights and combat climate change, to Occupy, #BlackLivesMatter, and the resistance to the Trump administration, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to sha...
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    20,00 €

  • 10 MINUTES 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD : SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019
    SHAFAK, ELIF
    Per a la Leila, cada minut després de la seva mort, evoca un record sensual: estofat de cabra picant, sacrificada pel seu pare per a celebrar el naixement d’un fill anhelat: contenidors espumosos de llimona i sucre per a depilar les cames de les dones mentre els homes estan en oració; el cafè de cardamom que ella comparteix amb un guapo estudiant en el prostíbul on ella treball...
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    17,50 €

  • MONEY : VINTAGE MINIS
    HARARI, YUVAL NOAH
    Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah HarariHow did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our lives? Does it make us happier or unhappier? And what does the future hold for it? With brilliant clarity and insight, Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a journey from the very first coins through to 21st century economics and sh...
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    5,00 €

  • GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR 3. REBEL GIRLS: 100 IMMIGRANT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
    FAVILLI, ELENA
    The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories abo...
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    29,00 €

  • QUEENS: 3,000 YEARS OF THE MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN HISTORY
    CROSSMAN, VICTORIA
    Queens - over 3,000 years ofincredible women who ruled the world!Celebrating strong, brave women across the centuriesand around the world, Queens tellstheir stories of strength and resilience.Spanning 3,000 years from Cleopatra to the Vikingqueens, Queen Nanny of Jamaica to HRH Elizabeth II, discovernew stories about fierce female monarchs.Full to the brim with striking, vibran...
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    16,00 €

  • THE PERFECT NINE
    THIONG'O, NGUGI WA
    Gikuyu and Mumbi settled on the peaceful and bounteous foot of Mount Kenya after fleeing war and hunger. When ninety-nine suitors arrive on their land, seeking to marry their famously beautiful daughters, called The Perfect Nine, the parents ask their daughters to choose for themselves, but to choose wisely.First the young women must embark on a treacherous quest with the suito...
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    14,25 €

  • INVISIBLE WOMEN
    PEREZ, CAROLINE CRIADO
    Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey and Company Business Book of the Year 2019. Discover the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives. Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countles...
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    14,75 €

  • HOW TO AVOID A CLIMATE DISASTER : THE SOLUTIONS WE HAVE AND THE BREAKTHROUGHS WE NEED
    GATES, BILL
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry,...
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    24,70 €

  • TOUCH
    LINDEN, DAVID J.
    Touch by David J. Linden - The astonishing secrets of our senses, and how to harness them to change your personal and professional lifeWhy can't we tickle ourselves?Why do footballers who hug score more goals?Why does holding a hot coffee make us feel more positively about people?Touch is the sense that makes us human. It defines our experiences, shapes our sense of self, and b...
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    24,39 €

  • SAPIENS A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND
    HARARI , YUVAL NOAH
    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times.Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.In this bold and provocative book, Yuval N...
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    16,55 €

  • EMPIRE
    PAXMAN, JEREMY
    From the bestselling author of The English comes Empire, Jeremy Paxman's history of the British Empire accompanied by a flagship 5-part BBC TV series, for readers of Simon Schama and Andrew Marr.The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' de...
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    13,25 €

  • BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
    BAXTER, CHARLES
    Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles BaxterAs much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, a...
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    19,90 €

  • STATE OF CRISIS
    BAUMAN-BORDONI
    Today we hear much talk of crisis and comparisons are often made with the Great Depression of the 1930s, but there is a crucial difference that sets our current malaise apart from the 1930s: today we no longer trust in the capacity of the state to resolve the crisis and to chart a new way forward. In our increasingly globalized world, states have been stripped of much of their ...
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    29,90 €

  • LONDON A TRAVEL GUIDE
    GREEN, MATTHEW
    Step back in time and discover the sights, sounds and smells of London through the ages in this enthralling journey into the capital's rich, teeming and occasionally hazardous past.Let time traveller Dr Matthew Green be your guide to six extraordinary periods in London's history - the ages of Shakespeare, medieval city life, plague, coffee houses, the reign of Victoria and the ...
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    15,00 €

  • BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME
    COATES, TA-NEHISI
    In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratificiation of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh- it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, ...
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    16,00 €

  • A SPECIAL DAY
    ANNE-DAUPHINE JULLIAND
    February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thais author Anne-Dauphine Julliand's darling daughter who died of a genetic disease. Thais lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had a short life but good one.As this special day is about to reappear on her calendar for the first time since her daughter passed away, An...
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    25,00 €

  • HONOR THY FATHER
    GAY TALESE
    The acclaimed author of Unto the Sons penetrates the silence and secrecy of the Mafia and offers an intimate look at a powerful--and vanishing--way of life. A classic masterwork newly updatedThe electrifying true story of the rise and fall of New York's notorious Bonanno crime familyOn New York's Park Avenue on a rainy Tuesday night in October 1964, the famous Mafia chieftain J...
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    19,50 €

  • DAS CAPITAL
    KARL MARX
    Das Kapital, Karl Marx's masterwork, is the book that above all others formed the twentieth century. From Kapital sprung the economic and political systems that in our time dominated half the earth and for half a century kept the world on the brink of war. Even today, one billion Chinese remain in the power of the Marxist system. Yet this important and powerful work has been pa...
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    17,50 €

  • WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS
    CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
    A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. 'I would like to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise ou...
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    8,95 €

  • WORLD ORDER
    KISSINGER, HENRY
    In World Order, Henry Kissinger - one of the leading practitioners of world diplomacy and author of On China - makes his monumental investigation into the 'tectonic plates' of global history and state relations.World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. As if taking a perspective from far above the globe, it examines the g...
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    13,50 €

  • GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS
    ELENA FAVILLI / FRANCESCA CAVALLO
    Trust me, your life needs Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls... Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life (Sarah Shaffi Stylist)Featuring spies, pirates, astronauts, activists, scientists, writers, sports stars and more, many of the stories are so thrilling and uplifting your child's heart may beat a little faster, her mind racing with ...
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    29,00 €


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