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Crisis Without End? The Unravelling of Western Prosperity, by Andrew Gamble Subscription

31 July 2014

Vera Troeger on a persuasive, if gloomy, look at the dangerous paradoxes at the heart of neoliberalism

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Andrew King, R. C. Richardson, Peter J. Smith, Amanda Taylor and Sharon Wheeler... Subscription

31 July 2014

…on Elinor Glyn as Novelist, Moviemaker, Glamour Icon and Businesswoman; One Man’s England; Nine Lives of William Shakespeare; Reflections on a Life in Social Work; and Cover Story

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Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious, by Linda A. Mercadante Subscription

Kristin Aune discovers the wide-ranging views and behaviour of ‘nones’ - the religiously unaffiliated

Snakes, Sunrises, and Shakespeare: How Evolution Shapes our Loves and Fears, by Gordon H. Orians Subscription

Tiffany Taylor on the emotional and aesthetic responses we share with our hominid ancestors

Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed – and What it Means for our Future, by Dale Jamieson Subscription

Steven Yearley on the economic and ethical reasons for why attempts to prevent climate change have failed

The Novel: A Biography, by Michael Schmidt Subscription

Robert Eaglestone applauds a lively exploration of intertextuality in a work fit for a post-Wikipedia age

The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University, by Elizabeth Losh Subscription

Tara Brabazon on a study of the interface between education and technology

Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England, by Piers J. Hale Subscription

Simon Underdown on a meticulously researched analysis of two camps’ opposing arguments over Darwin’s work

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Time in Powers of Ten: Natural Phenomena and their Timescales, by Gerard ’t Hooft and Stefan Vandoren

Considering different timescales is a fun way to digest serious science, finds Graham Farmelo

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