Most Wanted - June 2019

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Life Lessons From a Brain Surgeon, Learn How To Keep Your Brain Fitter, Healthier and Stronger.

Rahul Jandial - dual trained neurosurgeon and neuroscientist.

Mixes smart brain hacks with case studies and storytelling from his experiences on the operating table. The book is part memoir and we meet some incredible people along the way. 

What We Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research

Jonathan Gershuny and Oriel Sullivan

Are we spending more time at work than we would have 50 years ago? Are we sleeping less? How has the Internet affected the way we use our spare time? Everything we do happens in time and it feels like our lives are busier than ever before.

How to Predict Everything: The Formula Transforming What We KNow About Life and The Universe

William Poundstone

What is the chance that there are multiple universes? How long will Hamilton run? Will the US stock market continue to perform as well this century as it has for the last hundred years?

And are we all doomed?

A History of Philosophy

AC Grayling

From the world-views and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates, through Christianity's dominance of the European mind, to the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre, and philosophy today.

Dressed, The Secret Life of Clothes

Shahidha Bari

Evocative, enlightening and dazzlingly original, Dressed is not just about clothes as objects of fashion or as a means of self-expression. This is a book about the deepest philosophical questions of who we are, how we see ourselves and how we dress to face the world.

Rage Inside The Machine; The Prejudice of Algorithms and How To Stop The Internet Making Bigots of us All

Robert Elliott-Smith

Demonstrates how non-scientific ideas have been encoded deep into our technological infrastructure. Offering a rigorous, fresh perspective on how technology has brought us to this place, Challenges the long-held assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. 

Ada Lovelace, The World's First Computer Programmer

Annabelle Cox

A new biography that seeks to acquaint the reader with all the various milestones of an inspiring life and career. Ada Lovelace is increasingly becoming recognised as a true icon for women in technology.

The Art of Mindful Reading, Embracing The Wisdom of Words

Ella Berthoud

Explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, give you your moral backbone, and teaches empathy with others. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote, and expert insight, she reveals the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness.

Believe, Build, Become. How to Supercharge Your Career

Debbie Wosskow and Anna Jones

A chapter-by-chapter system for readers to work through, focusing on the skills and confidence required to master the mindset of leadership. Debbie and Anna also reveal their own journeys to success - the gritty reality, the lessons learned and how they really got to the top. 

The Infinite Game

Simon Sinek

The seemingly infinite Simon Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business. 

The Future of Design : Global Product Innovation for a Complex World

Lorraine Justice

Creating a successful global product is complex. Why do some products survive or become reinvented? What makes a product loved by some and despised by others? What key issues were present when some of the most notable inventions and product designs occurred?

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