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  • 10 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    10 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    COULSON JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9780733338724
    Title: 10 THINGS EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW
    Author: COULSON JUSTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2018 NEW RELEASE



    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 10 THINGS GIRLS NEED MOST
    10 THINGS GIRLS NEED MOST
    BIDDULPH STEVE
    ISBN: 9781925048841
    Title: 10 THINGS GIRLS NEED MOST
    Author: BIDDULPH STEVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Steve Biddulph writes: '10 Things Girls Need Most is a revolution. For 40 years I've worked with parents in groups - and it is so much fun and so moving that I would love to do that with every parent in the world. But I can't! So 10 Things Girls Need Most aims to be the next best thing. This is a special kind of book. You can read it straight through and get great ideas for raising your daughter. But it also offers something extra that can give you so much more. On many pages you will find opportunities to interact. These are very simple - just a list to tick, or a couple of questions to respond to. These interactive tasks immediately get you thinking about your own life, your family and, of course, your daughter. 10 Things Girls Need Most is a dual gift. It provides the very best information that we have about girls growing up today - and, alongside, are interactive tasks and self-exploration practices will help you to put that into practice. '

    How does the content differ from Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls?

    SB: 'This is a whole new book on girls, and it has grown out of years of online discussions which have gone deeper and further than much of the coverage in Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls. It is a reflection of the issues that parents want to explore in more depth. Many of these are new.'

    Why is this called an interactive companion to Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls?

    SB: 'We found that parents were keen to share their experiences and concerns online. So this new book includes opportunities for parents to consider topics with more depth, courtesy of the reader-response style. The interactivity is a totally new concept. Focus groups have found it quite profound - as there are opportunities for the reader to respond to questions in the text. In this way it is a companion to Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls, exploring many of the same areas but with the added dimension of parent involvement and response to the questions.

    Steve Biddulph says: '

    The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, to help you understand how daughters grow and thrive, and to be confident in raising your own. To lay down the foundations of good mental health early in your daughter's life, and to keep her strong all the way through. And secondly, to enlist you in the new wave of feminism, fighting against a world that is so toxic to our kids.'

    'We have the potential to change the world our daughters face. Girls are being exploited. We need to challenge the companies worldwide that profit from making girls insecure and compliant through manipulative marketing.

    'This book helps parents understand how we can win back girlhood - happy, wild and free. It's the core of individuality and self-belief - and is the new feminism that we want for our daughters.

    'It tackles the most important mental health risk in the world today - the harm that is being inflicted on girls and young women. The exploitation of it starts with babyhood and rockets through primary school and into the teens.'

    Imprint: FINCH PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 101 WAYS TO LIVE WELL
    101 WAYS TO LIVE WELL
    ISBN: 9781786572127
    Title: 101 WAYS TO LIVE WELL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Feel like life's too busy to feel zen? Think again. Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you, without sacrificing precious hours. Discover the secret wellness hacks you can incorporate into life - whether it's a 5-minute focus exercise on your commute, 10 minutes' mindfulness at lunchtime, or balanced nutrition ideas for your next trip abroad.

    Imprint: LONELY PLANET
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind Personality and Human Nature
    50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind Personality and Human Nature
    BUTLER-BOWDEN TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886740
    Title: 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on the Mind Personality and Human Nature
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDEN TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A brand new edition of the bestselling guide to the greatest books in psychology, from Jung to Kahneman, from THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT to QUIET.

    This brand new edition of the bestselling 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS includes new classics like THINKING FAST AND SLOW; QUIET and THE MARSHMALLOW TEST.

    In a journey spanning 50 books, hundreds of ideas and over a century, 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS looks at some of the most intriguing questions relating to what motivates us, what makes us feel and act in certain ways, how our brains work, and how we create a sense of self. 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS explores writings from some iconic figures such as Freud, Adler, Jung, Skinner, James, Piaget and Pavlov, but also highlights the work of contemporary thinkers such as Gardner, Gilbert, Goleman and Seligman. 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS will further your understanding of human nature and yourself.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 SELF HELP CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on happiness and fulfilment
    50 SELF HELP CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on happiness and fulfilment
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781473658288
    Title: 50 SELF HELP CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on happiness and fulfilment
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    A brand new updated edition of the only book to distill the classic, life-changing texts on happiness and fulfilment. New chapters include THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP, Brene Brown's DARING GREATLY and THE POWER OF HABIT.

    Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 SELF-HELP CLASSICS is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 59 SECONDS : THINK A LITTLE CHANGE A LOT
    59 SECONDS : THINK A LITTLE CHANGE A LOT
    WISEMAN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781447273370
    Title: 59 SECONDS : THINK A LITTLE CHANGE A LOT
    Author: WISEMAN RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Whether you're looking to be more decisive in your life, find a new job or simply be happier, the chances are that this book has the 'magic bullet' you need.

    Most people would like to be more creative, more persuasive and more attractive. For years, gurus and 'life coaches' have urged people to improve their lives by changing the way they think and behave, but scientific research has revealed that many of their techniques, from group brainstorming to visualization, are ineffective. Fortunately, psychologist Richard Wiseman is on hand to provide fast-acting, myth-busting scientific answers to a huge range of everyday problems. From job-hunting to relationships, and from parenting to self-esteem, personal and professional success may be less than a minute away . . .

    * Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you feel happier

    * Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape

    * Learn how putting just one thing in your wallet will improve the chance of it being returned if lost.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
    7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
    COVEY STEPHEN R
    ISBN: 9781471129391
    Title: 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE
    Author: COVEY STEPHEN R
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the beloved classic that has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with this reissue!

    With a new foreword, the wisdom of the 7 Habits still holds true after all these years. The 7 Habits have become so famous because they work. They have been integrated into everyday thinking by many millions of people. The reason: They work. Habit 1: Be Proactive. Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind. Habit 3: Put First Things First. Habit 4: Think Win/Win. Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood. Habit 6: Synergize. Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw.
    The book presents a principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    COULSON JUSTIN
    ISBN: 9780733334825
    Title: 9 WAYS TO A RESILIENT CHILD
    Author: COULSON JUSTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Have you ever watched your child give up too quickly and easily, moaning 'I can't'. Perhaps your child resists going to school because they don't like their teacher or their friend rejected them. Maybe they failed in a sporting contest or an exam.

    One of the most frequent questions Kidspot parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson is asked is 'How can I help my child become resilient?' Friendship problems, bullying, physical changes and parenting styles are just some of the issues that can affect our children's ability to bounce back from difficulty and adapt to challenging situations. Helping our children develop resilience can have lifelong positive effects.

    9 Ways to a Resilient Child will help parents enable their children to cope with the challenges that life throws at us all. Discover why winners aren't always grinners, the problems with common advice like 'Toughen up, princess', the negative impact of helicopter parenting, and how praise can harm instead of help. Understand both the protective and the risk factors affecting resilience for better or for worse. And uncover the psychological secrets that will build your child's ability to bounce back, stronger and more resilient than ever: from the ability to think flexibly, make safe and healthy choices, and exercise self-control, to the powerful impact of family, relationships, school and community.

    Dr Coulson aims to bolster resilience - not just in our children, but also in ourselves. Because resilient parents are more likely to have resilient kids.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AFFLUENZA
    AFFLUENZA
    JAMES OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780091900113
    Title: AFFLUENZA
    Author: JAMES OLIVER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    There is currently an epidemic of 'affluenza' throughout the world - an obsessive, envious, keeping-up-with-the-Joneses - that has resulted in huge increases in depression and anxiety among millions. Over a nine-month period, bestselling author Oliver James travelled around the world to try and find out why. He discovered how, despite very different cultures and levels of wealth, affluenza is spreading. Cities he visited include Sydney, Singapore, Moscow, Copenhagen, New York and Shanghai, and in each place he interviewed several groups of people in the hope of finding out not only why this is happening, but also how one can increase the strength of one's emotional immune system. He asks: why do so many more people want what they haven't got and want to be someone they're not, despite being richer and freer from traditional restraints? And, in so doing, uncovers the answer to how to reconnect with what really matters and learn to value what you've already got. In other words, how to be successful and stay sane.

    Imprint: VERMILION
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • AFTER BUDDHISM : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    AFTER BUDDHISM : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    BATCHELOR STEPHEN
    ISBN: 9780300224344
    Title: AFTER BUDDHISM : Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
    Author: BATCHELOR STEPHEN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A renowned Buddhist teacher's magnum opus, based on his fresh reading of the tradition's earliest texts.


    Some twenty-five centuries after the Buddha started teaching, his message continues to inspire people across the globe, including those living in predominantly secular societies. What does it mean to adapt religious practices to secular contexts? Stephen Batchelor, an internationally known author and teacher, is committed to a secularized version of the Buddha's teachings. The time has come, he feels, to articulate a coherent ethical, contemplative, and philosophical vision of Buddhism for our age. After Buddhism, the culmination of four decades of study and practice in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions, is his attempt to set the record straight about who the Buddha was and what he was trying to teach. Combining critical readings of the earliest canonical texts with narrative accounts of five members of the Buddha's inner circle, Batchelor depicts the Buddha as a pragmatic ethicist rather than a dogmatic metaphysician. He envisions Buddhism as a constantly evolving culture of awakening whose long survival is due to its capacity to reinvent itself and interact creatively with each society it encounters.


    This original and provocative book presents a new framework for understanding the remarkable spread of Buddhism in today's globalized world. It also reminds us of what was so startling about the Buddha's vision of human flourishing.

    Imprint: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AFTERSHOCK : THE UNTOLD STORY OF SURVIVING PEACE
    AFTERSHOCK : THE UNTOLD STORY OF SURVIVING PEACE
    GREEN MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781846273315
    Title: AFTERSHOCK : THE UNTOLD STORY OF SURVIVING PEACE
    Author: GREEN MATTHEW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2016 NEW RELEASE

    A gripping and groundbreaking book that tells the inside story of how the men and women we despatch to fight our battles adapt to life outside the combat zone.

    Over the last decade, we have sent thousands of people to fight on our behalf and called it heroism. But what happens when the heroes come back home, having lost their friends and killed their enemies, having seen and done things that have no place in civilian life?

    In Aftershock, Matthew Green will tell the story of our veterans' journey from the frontline of combat to the reality of return. Through first person accounts and wide-ranging interviews with former combatants and their families, serving personnel and military experts, as well as physicians and psychologists, Aftershock will look beyond the labels of shell shock and PTSD to get to the heart of today's post-conflict experience. It will pursue the question that the military are so reluctant to ask: why do people who are trained to thrive within the theatre of war so often find themselves ill-prepared for peace?

    As today's battle-scarred troops begin to lay their weapons down, Aftershock will be a hard-hitting, nuanced and powerfully compelling account of the hidden cost of conflict.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AGAINST EMPATHY : The Case for Rational Compassion
    AGAINST EMPATHY : The Case for Rational Compassion
    BLOOM PAUL
    ISBN: 9781847923158
    Title: AGAINST EMPATHY : The Case for Rational Compassion
    Author: BLOOM PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a divided world, empathy is not the solution, it is the problem; a source of prejudice, not kindness.

    We think of empathy – the ability to feel the suffering of others for ourselves – as the ultimate source of all good behaviour. But while it inspires care and protection in personal relationships, it has the opposite effect in the wider world. As the latest research in psychology and neuroscience shows, we feel empathy most for those we find attractive and who seem similar to us and not at all for those who are different, distant or anonymous. Empathy therefore biases us in favour of individuals we know while numbing us to the plight of thousands. Guiding us expertly through the experiments, case studies and arguments on all sides, Paul Bloom ultimately shows that some of our worst decisions – in charity, child-raising, criminal justice, climate change and war – are motivated by this wolf in sheep's clothing.

    Brilliantly argued, urgent and humane, Against Empathy overturns widely held assumptions to reveal one of the most profound yet overlooked sources of human conflict. It demonstrates with absolute clarity that, when faced with moral decisions, we must choose reason and compassion, not empathy, as our guides.

    Imprint: BODLEY HEAD
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • AGELESS SOUL : An uplifting meditation on the art of growing older
    AGELESS SOUL : An uplifting meditation on the art of growing older
    MOORE THOMAS
    ISBN: 9781471163692
    Title: AGELESS SOUL : An uplifting meditation on the art of growing older
    Author: MOORE THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Ageless Soul reveals a fresh, optimistic and rewarding path towards ageing. Renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Thomas Moore shows us that as we grow older we become more distinctive and complex.

    Drawing on stories from his practice as a psychotherapist and teacher, Moore argues for a new vision of ageing and shows readers how to embrace the richness of the experience and how to feel fulfilled as they grow older.

    Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul,as well as many other books on enriching your life. At turns he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. Today he lectures widely on creating a more soulful world and on spirituality.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANATOMY OF EVIL
    ANATOMY OF EVIL
    STONE MICHAEL H
    ISBN: 9781633883352
    Title: ANATOMY OF EVIL
    Author: STONE MICHAEL H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    In this groundbreaking book, renowned psychiatrist Michael H. Stone explores the concept and reality of evil from a new perspective. In an in-depth discussion of the personality traits and behaviors that constitute evil across a wide spectrum, Dr. Stone takes a clarifying scientific approach to a topic that for centuries has been inadequately explained by religious doctrines.

    Basing his analysis on the detailed biographies of more than 600 violent criminals, Stone has created a 22-level hierarchy of evil behavior, which loosely reflects the structure of Dante's Inferno. He traces two salient personality traits that run the gamut from those who commit crimes of passion to perpetrators of sadistic torture and murder. One trait is narcissism, as exhibited in people who are so self-centered that they have little or no ability to care about their victims. The other is aggression, the use of power over another person to inflict humiliation, suffering, and death.

    What do psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience tell us about the minds of those whose actions could be described as evil? And what will that mean for the rest of us? Stone discusses how an increased understanding of the causes of evil will affect the justice system. He predicts a day when certain persons can safely be declared salvageable and restored to society and when early signs of violence in children may be corrected before potentially dangerous patterns become entrenched.

    Imprint: PROMETHEUS BOOKS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
    ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
    BURTON ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780141192284
    Title: ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
    Author: BURTON ROBERT
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Ostensibly a guidebook to melancholia or depression, Burton's masterpiece is really an all-encompassing examination of the human condition.

    The Anatomy of Melancholy is the vast and only work by Robert Burton, the seventeenth-century English priest and scholar. It 'opens and cuts up' the condition of melancholy, or depression, as we know it today, and in doing so explores a dizzying range of additional topics including goblins, beauty, the geography of America, digestion, the passions, alcohol and kissing. Burton believed that reading was a cure for melancholy, and so the book itself - one of the most unique and uncategorizable works of all time - can be seen as a tonic for the very condition it describes.

    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS
    ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS
    SACKS OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780330523608
    Title: ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS
    Author: SACKS OLIVER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'An inexhaustible tourist at the farther reaches of the mind, Sacks presents, in sparse, unsentimental prose, the stories of seven of his patients. The result is as rich, vivid and compelling as any collection of short fictional stories' Independent on Sunday As with his previous bestseller, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks uses case studies to illustrate the myriad ways in which neurological conditions can affect our sense of self, our experience of the world, and how we relate to those around us. Writing with his trademark blend of scientific rigour and human compassion, he describes patients such as the colour-blind painter or the surgeon with compulsive tics that disappear in the operating theatre; patients for whom disorientation and alienation -- but also adaptation -- are inescapable facts of life.

    'Sacks' great gift is his capacity to place himself in the position of his subjects, to see the world the way they see it and to empathize with their condition with great compassion but without patronage or pity' Daily Telegraph

    'Writing simply and beautifully, Sacks uses individual case histories to reveal the infinite complexities of the human mind' Daily Mail




    Author Biography: Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. Born in London and educated at Oxford, he now lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire.


    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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