IS APPLE CONSCIOUS? * Computers are not replacing us: they are enhancing us. Different intelligences are joining together to do things we thought were impossible. Whether it's devising innovations to tackle climate change, helping job seekers and employers find one another, or identifying the outbreak of a serious disease, groups of humans and machines are already working together to solve all sorts of problems. And they will do a lot more. The future will be like another world - a place where we'll think differently. In many ways, we are already there. * #Superminds publishes in paperback on 2nd May.
ESSENTIAL * Written in a highly-accessible question and answer format, this comprehensive and compassionate guide draws on the latest research, a broad range of expert opinion, numerous real-life voices and personal experience from people with bipolar. With a list of useful resources, it is both the perfect first port of call and a reference bible you can refer to time and time again. From how to recognise the symptoms to how to explain to a child that their parent has been diagnosed, first cousins Amanda and Sarah - who have four close family members diagnosed with the condition - explore and explain absolutely everything that someone with bipolar disorder (and those who live with and love them) needs to know. * Revised and updated paperback published on 2nd May. Cover design: @hayleywarnham
'A WEIRD BUT TRULY WONDERFUL READ.' @bobby_seagull * Even the most enthusiastic of maths students probably at one time wondered when exactly it would all prove useful in ‘real life'. Well, maths reaches so far and wide through our world that, love it or hate it, we're all doing maths almost every minute of every day. David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee go in search of the perfect labyrinth, journey back to the second century in pursuit of ‘bubble maths', reveal the weirdest mathematicians in history and transform the bewildering into the beautiful, delighting us once again. * Published on 4th July. Cover design: @lookbird
Happy #publicationday to #OntheOtherSideofFreedom, #HowtoMakeFriendswiththeDark and #TheWomanWhoSavedtheChildren!
A POWERFUL, GROUNDBREAKING HISTORY OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES * In this comprehensive exploration of one of the world's most prolonged and tragic conflicts, #IlanPappe uses recently declassified archival material to analyse the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians - and the decision-making process itself - that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world's largest ‘open prison'. * Published in paperback on 2nd May. Cover design: Stuart Bache
A JOURNEY THROUGH INDIA's GILDED AGE * India's explosive rise has driven inequality to new extremes, with millions trapped in slums as billionaires spend lavishly and dodge taxes. Controversial prime minister Narendra Modi promised 'to break the grip' of the Bollygarchs, but many tycoons continue to thrive amidst the scandals, exerting huge influence over business and politics. But who are these titans of politics and industry shaping India through this period of breakneck change? And what kind of superpower are they creating? A vivid portrait of a deeply divided nation, #TheBillionaireRaj makes clear that India's destiny - prosperous democratic giant or corrupt authoritarian regime - is something that should concern us all. * Paperback published on 2nd May. Cover design: @jamespauljones .
WITCH DETECTIVES? * Halloween in Essex, and the Mystery and Suspense creative writing week at old Ratchette Hall is off to a satisfyingly creepy start. But things take a turn for the worse when the course administrator is discovered dead, clutching a marble finger to his chest. For why would anyone, undead or alive, want to kill mild-mannered Graham? Luckily Rosie Strange and Sam Stone are on the case. Soon, however, they find they are digging up more questions than answers: what are the unearthly howls emanating from neighbouring Witch Wood every night? How has a stone crusader, on display in the church, managed to lose a finger? And, more sinister yet, why is one of the tombs missing a corpse? * The fourth installment in the Essex Witch Museum Mysteries, #StrangeTombs by @sydmoorewriter is published on 2nd May. Cover design: @jamespauljones & @hayleywarnham
Happy publication day to these beautiful books! | #TheWayHome & #TheMoneylessMan by Mark Boyle | #TheSpinningMagnet by Alanna Mitchell | #NineLives by Aimen Dean, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister | #DictatorLiterature by Daniel Kalder | #Oneiron by @author_lauralindstedt | #ContestedModernity by Omar H. AlShehabi | #ThingsThatFallFromtheSky by Selja Ahava | #TheChemicalDetective by @thechemicaldetective 📚
A DYSTOPIAN DEBUT * #TheBiggerers is set in a dystopian future where our two heroes, Bonbon and Jinx, spend their days gathering stones and feathers for their basket and waiting to be fed by their owners. But it's not long before getting sick, falling in love and wondering why they can't eat with a spoon pushes them to realise they are exactly the same as their owners…only smaller. * Published in paperback on 2nd May. Cover design: @utkulomlu
FIGHT THE PATRIARCHY * Our world conditions boys into entitlement, privilege and power at the expense not just of girls' humanity but also of their own. Here, Clementine Ford demolishes the age-old assumption that superiority and aggression are natural realms for boys, and demonstrates how toxic masculinity creates a disturbingly limited and potentially dangerous idea of what it is to be a man. #BoysWillBeBoys reveals how the patriarchy we live in is as harmful to boys and men as it is to women and girls, and asks what we have to do to reverse that damage. The world needs to change for gender equality to become a reality, and this book shows the way. * Proofs now in for this July publication from the author of #FightLikeaGirl.
MYTH-TAKEN RHETORIC * In academic journals and on internet message boards, certain scientists and thinkers are laying siege to one of the great taboos. Could it be, they ask, that racism has a rational basis in science? These ideas are no longer limited to the fringe: race-based studies of intelligence have been discussed by thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson. If true, it would provide an intellectual foundation for so many of the attitudes that characterise the right wing, justifying inequality and discrimination. Gavin Evans tackles the nature vs nurture debate head-on, examining the latest studies on how intelligence develops and laying out new discoveries in genetics, palaeontology, archaeology and anthropology to unearth the truth about our shared past. In doing so, #SkinDeep demolishes the pernicious myth that our race is our destiny, and instead reveals what really makes us who we are. * Proofs now available to request for this August publication. Cover & proof design: Ben Summers
Enthralling reads for #MothersDay