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Britain by Numbers

A beautiful, compelling and eye-opening guide to the way we live in Britain today.
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How much more do we drink than we should? Why do immigrants come here? How have house prices changed in the past decade? What do we spend our money on?

Britain by Numbers answers all these questions and more, vividly bringing our nation to life in new and unexpected ways by showing who lives here, where we work, who we marry, what crimes we commit and much else besides.

Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout, it takes the reader on a fascinating journey up and down the land, enriching their understanding of a complex – and contradictory – country.

The Myths We Live By

In this witty and mischievous book, philosopher Peter Cave dissects the most controversial disputes today and uses philosophical argument to reveal that many issues are less straightforward than we’d like to believe. Leaving no sacred cow standing, Cave uses ingenious stories and examples to challenge our most strongly held assumptions. Is democracy inherently a good thing? What is the basis of so-called human rights? Is discrimination always bad? Are we morally obliged to accept refugees?
In an age of identity politics and so-called ‘fake news’, this book is an essential resource for reinvigorating genuine public debate – and an entertaining challenge to accepted wisdom.