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Corporate Social Investment - A Guide To Creating A Meaningful Legacy (Paperback): Setlogane Manchidi Corporate Social Investment - A Guide To Creating A Meaningful Legacy (Paperback)
Setlogane Manchidi 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Developing an impactful corporate social investment (CSI) strategy and approach with real potential to positively change people’s lives can be a tricky exercise. Those grappling with how best to approach CSI will find thought-provoking insights in this book that will contribute positively to how they view, shape and execute their CSI strategy. In a most accessible way, this guidebook on CSI presents an instructive and constructive way of building a CSI strategy.

Setlogane Manchidi, Head of CSI at Investec, is known in the CSI space for his passion and strong desire to see meaningful change in people’s lives. In this book, informed by his experiences as a CSI practitioner over the years, he unpacks what he considers to be essential aspects of CSI practice. Manchidi adopts and articulates a question-based approach to creating an effective CSI strategy.

Recognising that business is not separate from society, Manchidi suggests that companies need to ask themselves some serious questions, amongst them: Why should they be doing CSI and, importantly, why are they doing it? The questions, which are reflected on the cover of the book, are difficult ones which require complete honesty, deep consideration and the necessity of placing ‘impact’ at the centre of the formulation of CSI strategy.

Through this book, Setlogane Manchidi reminds us of the significance of a carefully considered CSI strategy and approach, especially in a country such as South Africa with many socio-economic challenges that continue to impact negatively on ordinary people’s day-to-day lives.

Land Matters - South Africa's Failed Land Reforms And The Road Ahead (Paperback): Tembeka Ngcukaitobi Land Matters - South Africa's Failed Land Reforms And The Road Ahead (Paperback)
Tembeka Ngcukaitobi 4
R280 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Why has land reform been such a failure in South Africa? Will expropriation without compensation solve the problem? What can be done to get the land programme back on track?

In his new book, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi tackles these questions, and more. Going back in history, he shows how Africans’ communal land ownership was used by colonial rulers to deny that Africans owned the land at all. He explores the effect of the Land Acts, Bantustans and forced removals. And he considers the ANC’s policies on land throughout the twentieth century, during the negotiations of the 1990s, and in government.

Land Matters unpacks developments in land redistribution, restitution and tenure reform, and makes suggestions for what needs to be done in future. The book also considers the power of chiefs, the tension between communal land ownership and the desire for private title, the failure of the willing-buyer, willing-seller approach, women and land reform, the role of banks, and the debates around amending the Constitution.

Thoughtful and provocative, Land Matters sheds light on one of the most complex questions in South Africa today.

FOREsight - Awaken Curiosity. Cultivate Wisdom. Discover the Abundant Future. (Paperback): John Sanei FOREsight - Awaken Curiosity. Cultivate Wisdom. Discover the Abundant Future. (Paperback)
John Sanei
R285 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Awaken curiosity. Cultivate wisdom. Discover the abundant future.

In a data-laden, disrupted, dread-inducing world, how can we see clearly into the future? How can we navigate through the data, become the disruptors and replace our sense of dread for the future with a clear-thinking, positive vision of things to come?

Following his first two ground-breaking books, What’s Your Moonshot? and Magnetiize, John Sanei turns his endless curiosity to the perspectives, perceptions and prejudices that prepare us for our illogical future. He breaks down the four types of seeing – HINDsight, PLAINsight, INsight and FOREsight – we humans use to guide us through the world and into the future. Then, with 20 shots of vivid, eye-opening FOREsight, he gives readers the opportunity to peer into what that future could be.

> What can the history of the first autonomous vehicle, the elevator, teach us about autonomous cars and their effect on real estate and city planning?

> Why will the gold in our smartphones change the way we mine gold from the ground?

> How can you connect the invisible dots between the confusion of today and the grand potential of tomorrow?

A Time Traveller's Guide To South Africa In 2030 (Paperback): Frans Cronje A Time Traveller's Guide To South Africa In 2030 (Paperback)
Frans Cronje 1
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What will South Africa look like in 2030? And how will the next fifteen years unfold?

Since leading scenario planner Frans Cronje published his bestseller A Time Traveller’s Guide to Our Next Ten Years, the country has changed rapidly. Political tensions have increased, economic performance has weakened and more and more South Africans are taking their frustrations to the street. What does this mean for the country’s future?

Cronje presents the most likely scenarios for South Africa’s future.

12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson 8
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? A renowned psychologist answers hard questions with a unique combination of ancient wisdom and clinical experience.

Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules For Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback): Nene Molefi A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback)
Nene Molefi; Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron
R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally-recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world."

"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her own story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene’s book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene’s personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene’s book offers hope and substance in our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." —Justice Edwin Cameron

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa (Paperback): Adrian Van Breda, Johannah Sekudu Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa (Paperback)
Adrian Van Breda, Johannah Sekudu
R415 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R31 (7%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa is a local book critically presenting social work theories that are suitable for decolonial and developmental generalist practice in the Global South. The choice of theories included in this book is informed by the lived experiences of South Africans in a multicultural, post-colonial, post-apartheid society.

The book sees the goal of social work as effecting transformation and liberation, through the implementation of the developmental approach, and by drawing on decolonial and African concepts. It supports social workers in working toward this goal by stimulating critical reflection and disrupting taken-for-granted beliefs and practices. It guides readers to work with client groups across the micro-mezzo-macro continuum in such a way that they are empowered to develop agency, thereby affirming the basic values of social justice and human dignity.

Theories For Decolonial Social Work Practice In South Africa is suitable for social work education and the in-service training of qualified social workers, child and youth care workers and community development practitioners. In addition, the book will be of interest to social work academics and researchers because of its unique decolonial and African approach to Global North theories, and its contribution to the development of Global South theories.

Transforming Research Methods In The Social Sciences - Case Studies From South Africa (Paperback): Sumaya Laher, Angelo Fynn,... Transforming Research Methods In The Social Sciences - Case Studies From South Africa (Paperback)
Sumaya Laher, Angelo Fynn, Sherianne Kramer; Elizabeth Archer, Brendon Barnes, …
R550 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R86 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Social science researchers in the global South, and in South Africa particularly, utilise research methods in innovative ways in order to respond to contexts characterised by diversity, racial and political tensions, socioeconomic disparities and gender inequalities. These methods often remain undocumented – a gap that this book starts to address.

Written by experts from various methodological fields, Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a comprehensive collation of original essays and cutting-edge research that demonstrates the variety of novel techniques and research methods available to researchers responding to these context-bound issues. It is particularly relevant for study and research in the fields of applied psychology, sociology, ethnography, biography and anthropology. In addition to their unique combination of conceptual and application issues, the chapters also include discussions on ethical considerations relevant to the method in similar global South contexts.

Transforming Research Methods in the Social Sciences has much to offer to researchers, professionals and others involved in social science research both locally and internationally.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions - A Course in Statistics for the Social Sciences (Paperback, 3rd ed): Colin Tredoux, Kevin... Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions - A Course in Statistics for the Social Sciences (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Colin Tredoux, Kevin Durrheim
R790 R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Save R123 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Statistics and quantitative methods are brought to life for social science students in this tutorial course.

,P> This revised edition provides an overview of entry- and intermediate-level statistics, and the material on the accompanying website provides extensive practice. Both the text and the website are structured to make learning self-directed, thus numerous worked examples, exercises, activities and tests are included. The emphasis, throughout, is on practice.

Students are expected to engage with the material and experience multiple aspects of data and statistical analysis. Most of the tutorials include detailed examples of how to conduct analyses in Microsoft Excel, SPSS, or R.

The Disruptors - Social Entrepreneurs Re-inventing Business And Society (Paperback): Kerryn Krige, Gus Silber The Disruptors - Social Entrepreneurs Re-inventing Business And Society (Paperback)
Kerryn Krige, Gus Silber
R429 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R44 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Can business change the world? Can the world change business?

For a new breed of social entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow enterprises that fight social ills, foster opportunity, and help to improve society, the answer is not can, it’s must. Impassioned by purpose, driven by dreams, emboldened by ideals, social entrepreneurs imagine a better way to a better world. And then they go out of their way to bring it to life. In the process, they shake the dust off old ways of thinking and disrupt the way business has always been done. In this book, brought to you by GIBS, a leading business school based in Johannesburg, you’ll get to meet The Disruptors.

Through these tales of daring, struggle, triumph and innovation, you’ll see the world through the eyes of a diverse range of social entrepreneurs, and learn their secrets for changing the world by changing business. From healthcare to mobile gaming, from education to recycling, from dancing to gardening, these are the game-changers, the difference-makers, the doers of good. Here are their stories.

Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry - New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): James McMillan, Sally... Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry - New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
James McMillan, Sally Schumacher 4
R1,390 R1,148 Discovery Miles 11 480 Save R242 (17%) In stock

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John M. Swales, Christine... Academic Writing for Graduate Students - Essential Tasks and Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak
R623 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R53 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features "language focus" sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering) more in-depth treatment of research articles greater emphasis on vocabulary issues revised flow-of-ideas section additional tasks that require students to do their own research more corpus-informed content The Commentary has also been revised and expanded. This edition of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, like its predecessors, has many special features: It is based on the large body of research literature dealing with the features of academic (or research) English and extensive classroom experience. It is as much concerned with developing academic writers as it is improving academic texts. It provides assistance with writing part-genres (problem-solutions and Methods and Discussion sections) and genres (book reviews,research papers). Its approach is analytical and rhetorical-users apply analytical skills to the discourses of their chosen disciplines to explore how effective academic writing is achieved. It includes a rich variety of tasks and activities, ranging from small-scale language points to issues of how students can best position themselves as junior researchers.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions (Paperback, 2nd ed): K. Durrheim, C. Tredoux Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions (Paperback, 2nd ed)
K. Durrheim, C. Tredoux 2
R628 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R90 (14%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Statistics and quantitative methods are brought to life for social science students in this tutorial course. This revised edition provides an overview of entry- and intermediate-level statistics, and the accompanying material on the CD provides extensive practice. Both the text and the CD are structured to make learning self-directed, thus numerous worked examples, exercises, activities and tests are included. The emphasis, throughout, is on practice. Students are expected to engage with the material and experience first-hand the multiple aspects of data and statistical analysis.

The Practice of Social Research (Hardcover, 14th edition): Earl Babbie The Practice of Social Research (Hardcover, 14th edition)
Earl Babbie
R870 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R93 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this "gold-standard" book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.

Homo Deus - A Brief History Of Tomorrow (Paperback): Yuval Noah Harari Homo Deus - A Brief History Of Tomorrow (Paperback)
Yuval Noah Harari 2
R255 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R51 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we’re going.

Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond – from overcoming death to creating artificial life.

It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? And what does our future hold?

'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before’ Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow

Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback): John Tysoe Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback)
John Tysoe; Contributions by Alan Knott-Craig
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) In stock

‘Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.’

It’s been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.

When the world’s first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we’ll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.

This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications – microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites – and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it’s a story about us and our need to communicate.

Practice Social Research (Paperback, 14th edition): Practice Social Research (Paperback, 14th edition)
R961 R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Save R105 (11%) In stock

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this "gold-standard" book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.

How to Use Conversational Storytelling Interviews for Your Dissertation (Hardcover): David Boje, Grace A. Rosile How to Use Conversational Storytelling Interviews for Your Dissertation (Hardcover)
David Boje, Grace A. Rosile
R1,996 Discovery Miles 19 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Introducing the idea of conversational storytelling interviewing (CSI) as an 'indirect' method of interviewing, David Boje and Grace Ann Rosile explore this innovative methodological framework as a way for respondents to tell their own story, without resorting to structured or semi-structured interviews. Bringing together theory, method and praxis of storytelling in an iterative process of self-correcting induction, How to Use Conversational Storytelling Interviews for Your Dissertation offers researchers ways to move beyond the bystander role, urging them to be co-creators of their findings. Complete with exercises to train practitioners in new methods of inquiry and in-depth discussions of an array of philosophical issues, this illuminating book illustrates how rigorous self-correcting methods move inquiry from conversation to storytelling science. Pioneering in both method and framework, this book is a crucial guide for using CSI in qualitative research for PhD students and researchers in management and organizational studies. Scholars of feminist and indigenous studies and other critical studies fields will benefit from alternative interviewing methods as these disciplines undergo an ontological turn.

Statistics for the Social Sciences - A General Linear Model Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Russell T. Warne Statistics for the Social Sciences - A General Linear Model Approach (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Russell T. Warne
R1,477 Discovery Miles 14 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The second edition of Statistics for Social Sciences prepares students from a wide range of disciplines to interpret and learn the statistical methods critical to their field of study. By using the General Linear Model (GLM), the author builds a foundation that enables students to see how statistical methods are interrelated enabling them to build on the basic skills. The author makes statistics relevant to students' varying majors by using fascinating real-life examples from the social sciences. Students who use this edition will benefit from clear explanations, warnings against common erroneous beliefs about statistics, and the latest developments in the philosophy, reporting, and practice of statistics in the social sciences. The textbook is packed with helpful pedagogical features including learning goals, guided practice, and reflection questions.

Inferential Network Analysis (Paperback): Skyler J. Cranmer, Bruce A. Desmarais, Jason W. Morgan Inferential Network Analysis (Paperback)
Skyler J. Cranmer, Bruce A. Desmarais, Jason W. Morgan
R1,075 Discovery Miles 10 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique textbook provides an introduction to statistical inference with network data. The authors present a self-contained derivation and mathematical formulation of methods, review examples, and real-world applications, as well as provide data and code in the R environment that can be customised. Inferential network analysis transcends fields, and examples from across the social sciences are discussed (from management to electoral politics), which can be adapted and applied to a panorama of research. From scholars to undergraduates, spanning the social, mathematical, computational and physical sciences, readers will be introduced to inferential network models and their extensions. The exponential random graph model and latent space network model are paid particular attention and, fundamentally, the reader is given the tools to independently conduct their own analyses.

Bayesian Data Analysis for the Behavioral and Neural Sciences - Non-Calculus Fundamentals (Paperback): Todd E. Hudson Bayesian Data Analysis for the Behavioral and Neural Sciences - Non-Calculus Fundamentals (Paperback)
Todd E. Hudson
R1,278 Discovery Miles 12 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This textbook bypasses the need for advanced mathematics by providing in-text computer code, allowing students to explore Bayesian data analysis without the calculus background normally considered a prerequisite for this material. Now, students can use the best methods without needing advanced mathematical techniques. This approach goes beyond 'frequentist' concepts of p-values and null hypothesis testing, using the full power of modern probability theory to solve real-world problems. The book offers a fully self-contained course, which demonstrates analysis techniques throughout with worked examples crafted specifically for students in the behavioral and neural sciences. The book presents two general algorithms that help students solve the measurement and model selection (also called 'hypothesis testing') problems most frequently encountered in real-world applications.

How To Think Straight About Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Keith Stanovich How To Think Straight About Psychology: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Keith Stanovich
R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For introductory psychology courses at two year or four year institutions. Also for specialty classes throughout the discipline that focus on critical thinking, science vs. pseudoscience, and discrimating valid research in the field. Keith Stanovich's widely used and highly acclaimed book helps students become more discriminating consumers of psychological information, helping them recognize pseudoscience and be able to distinguish it from true psychological research. Stanovich helps instructors teach critical thinking skills within the rich context of psychology. It is the leading text of its kind. How to Think Straight About Psychology says about the discipline of psychology what many instructors would like to say but haven't found a way to. That is one reason adopters have called it "an instructor's dream text" and often comment "I wish I had written it. It tells my students just what I want them to hear about psychology".

Intelligence isn't Enough - A Black Professional's Guide to Thriving in the Workplace (Paperback): Carice Anderson Intelligence isn't Enough - A Black Professional's Guide to Thriving in the Workplace (Paperback)
Carice Anderson
R261 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Carice Anderson empowers black professionals and guides them to thrive and succeed in the workplace Intelligence Isn't Enough will empower young Black graduates entering the workforce and Black professionals already at work, teaching them to thrive in the corporate environment. Carice Anderson, with over 17 years' experience at top companies as a professional development manager and coach, shares her wisdom and knowledge. Her insider status gives her access to revelatory industry trends and insights on the harsh realities of corporates in general. This book will help Black professionals perform in their careers. Anderson uses her own experience as a mentor, teacher and researcher, as well as the advice from 30 successful Black leaders across the world, to guide the reader through what she calls the major corporate muscles. By mastering the balance between working 'on' versus working 'in' your career you can start making more strategic decisions critical to your success and advancement in the workplace.

The Government-Citizen Disconnect (Paperback): Suzanne Mettler The Government-Citizen Disconnect (Paperback)
Suzanne Mettler
R577 R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Save R110 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Future of British Politics (Paperback): Frankie Boyle The Future of British Politics (Paperback)
Frankie Boyle
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Where and who do we want to be? How might we get there? What might happen if we stay on our current course? In The Future of British Politics, comedian Frankie Boyle takes a characteristically acerbic look at some of the forces that will be key in coming years, from Scottish independence and post-colonial entitlement to big tech surveillance and the looming climate catastrophe. Despite his fears that 'soon the only red tape in this country will be across the finish line of the compulsory Food Bank Olympics', he manages to locate some hopeful signs amid the gloom, reminding us that 'despair is a moment that pretends to be permanent'. This brief but mighty book is one of five that comprise the first set of FUTURES essays. Each standalone book presents the author's original vision of a singular aspect of the future which inspires in them hope or reticence, optimism or fear. Read individually, these essays will inform, entertain and challenge. Together, they form a picture of what might lie ahead, and ask the reader to imagine how we might make the transition from here to there, from now to then.

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