A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly EverythingIn Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from

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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without ThinkingDrawing on cutting edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way you ll understand every decision you make Never again will you think about thinking the same way Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the

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Blank 133x176The TRUTH Behind the LIES is written by a man who had been arrested for promoting peace, conscious awareness, and living without government control Years later, free from his prison and on a mission to find his beloved wife, he finds refuge and an empty journal While writing about what he thinks

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem For two thousand years, cadavers some willingly, some unwittingly have been involved in science s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftLong live the King hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King s On Writing Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and SlowIn the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional System 2 is slower, deliberative, and logical Kahneman exposes the extraordinary

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A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of TimeIn the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American MealFast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad That s a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick with an artful mix of first rate reportage, wry

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