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The Beginning of Infinity
Explanations That Transform the World
David Deutsch - Dec 31, 2011
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The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge"Dazzling." - Steven Pinker, The GuardianIn this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe--and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all s...
World Order
Henry Kissinger - Sep 01, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found hereHenry Kissinger offers inWorld Ordera deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events ...
The Idea Factory
Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
Jon Gertner - Feb 26, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't bee...
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The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu - Jan 12, 2016 (first published in 2006)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization o...
Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Daron Acemoglu - Sep 17, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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WHY ARE SOME NATIONS RICH AND OTHERS POOR, DIVIDED BY WEALTH AND POVERTY, HEALTH AND SICKNESS, FOOD AND FAMINE? Is it culture, the weather, geography that determines prosperity or poverty? As Why Nations Fail shows, none of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Drawing on fifteen years of original research, Daron Acemoglu and James Robin...
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Portfolios of the Poor
How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day
Daryl Collins - Dec 19, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answe...
The Varieties of Religious Experience
A Study in Human Nature
William James - May 08, 2019 (first published in 1901)
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"I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor an anthropologist. Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed. To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. It would seem, there...
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Energy
A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
Vaclav Smil - Feb 14, 2017 (first published in 2006)
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With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil explores energy in all its facets – from the inner workings of the human body to what we eat, the car we drive and the race for more efficient ...
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The Player of Games
Iain M. Banks - Mar 26, 2008 (first published in 1988)
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The Culture--a humanoid/machine symbiotic society--has thrown up many great Game Players. One of the best is Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Player of Games, master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel & incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game, a game so complex, so like life itself, tha...
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The Muqaddimah
An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition (Princeton Classics)
Ibn Ibn Khaldûn - Apr 27, 2015 (first published in 1377)
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"The Muqaddimah," often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography...
The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Michelle Alexander - Jan 07, 2020 (first published in 2010)
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A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller, with a new preface by the authorSeldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall ...
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Orwell's Revenge by Peter Huber
Dealing with China by Henry M. Paulson
Rational Ritual by Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Genome by Matt Ridley
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
The End of Power by Moisés Naím
The Aeneid by Virgil
The Republic by Plato
William James - The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove