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Why We Are Restless

Why We Are Restless

Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy

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Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Makes Habits Stick

Hard to Break: Why Our Brains Makes Habits Stick

Russell A. Poldrack

The neuroscience of why bad habits are so hard to break-and how evidence-based strategies can help us change our behaviour more effectively.

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The Spike

The Spike

Mark Humphries

The story of a neural impulse and what it reveals about how our brains work.

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Delicious

Delicious

Rob Dunn, Monica Sanchez

A savoury account of how the pursuit of delicious foods shaped human evolution.

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The Spirit of Green

The Spirit of Green

William D. Nordhaus

From a Nobel Prize-winning pioneer in environmental economics, an innovative account of how and why green thinking could cure many of the world's most serious problems - from global warming to pandemics.

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Breaking the Social Media Prism

Breaking the Social Media Prism

Christopher A. Bail

A revealing look at how user behaviour is powering deep social divisions online - and how we might yet defeat political tribalism on social media.

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Emigres

Emigres

Richard Scholar

English has borrowed more words from French than from any other modern foreign language. French words and phrases-such as a la mode, ennui, naivete and caprice-lend English a certain je-ne-sais-quoi that would otherwise elude the...

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Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution's Mysteries Solved

Great Adaptations: Star-Nosed Moles, Electric Eels, and Other Tales of Evolution’s Mysteries Solved

Kenneth Catania

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In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio

In Pursuit of the Perfect Portfolio

Andrew W. Lo, Stephen R. Foerster

How the greatest thinkers in finance changed the field and how their wisdom can help investors today.

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Think Least of Death

Think Least of Death

Steven Nadler

From Pulitzer Prize-finalist Steven Nadler, an engaging guide to what Spinoza can teach us about life's big questions.

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On Task

On Task

David Badre

A look at the extraordinary ways the brain turns thoughts into actions-and how this shapes our everyday lives.

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Outside the Box

Outside the Box

Marc Levinson

Outside the Box offers a fresh and lively history of globalization, showing how it has evolved over two centuries in response to changes in demography, technology, and consumer tastes.

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Sick Souls, Healthy Minds

Sick Souls, Healthy Minds

John Kaag

From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of William James.

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The Arab Winter

The Arab Winter

Noah Feldman

Why the conventional wisdom about the Arab Spring is wrong.

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How to Think Like Shakespeare

How to Think Like Shakespeare

Scott Newstok

A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully

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Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons

Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons

Paul J. Nahin

An entertaining mathematical exploration of the heat equation and its role in the triumphant development of the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable.

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In Search of the Soul

In Search of the Soul

John Cottingham

How our beliefs about the soul have developed through the ages, and why an understanding of it still matters today The concept of the soul has been a recurring area of exploration since ancient times. What do we mean when we talk...

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Outsourcing Empire

Outsourcing Empire

Andrew Phillips, J. C. Sharman

How chartered company-states spearheaded European expansion and helped create the world's first genuinely global order From Spanish conquistadors to British colonialists, the prevailing story of European empire-building has...

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Land of Wondrous Cold

Land of Wondrous Cold

Gillen D'Arcy Wood

A history of the first race to Antarctica that weaves the great polar discoveries of the nineteenth century with scientific breakthroughs of the modern era Antarctica, the ice kingdom hosting the South Pole, looms large in the...

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Alien Oceans

Alien Oceans

Kevin Hand

Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar system.

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Cheating Cel

Cheating Cel

Athena Aktipis

A fundamental and groundbreaking reassessment of how we view and manage cancer When we think of the forces driving cancer, we don't necessarily think of evolution. But evolution and cancer are closely linked, for the historical...

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Digging Up Armageddon

Digging Up Armageddon

Eric H. Cline

A vivid portrait of the early years of biblical archaeology from the acclaimed author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed.   

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Sunnis and Shi'A: A Political History

Sunnis and Shi'A: A Political History

Laurence Louer

A compelling history of the ancient schism that continues to divide the Islamic world.

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Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Anne Case, Angus Deaton

The flaws in capitalism that are fatal for America's working class In America today, deaths of despair - from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism - are on the rise among working-class whites. Life expectancy in the United...

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