21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyIn Sapiens, he explored our past In Homo Deus, he looked to our future Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today s most pressing issues n nHow do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake


Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty six year old Cudjo Lewis Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the natio


De meeste mensen deugen

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The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us HumanIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing t


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingSebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today s returning veterans face in modern society n nThere are ancient tribal human behaviors loyalty, inter reliance, cooperation that flare up in co


The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey GodNAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 1 New York Times and 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller n nA Best Book of 2017 from the Boston Globe n nOne of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic n nIncluded in Lithub s Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List n nA Favorite Science Book of 20


How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and RealityRace is real because we perceive it Racism is real because we enact it But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed



Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1)

Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1)The first in the groundbreaking Nora Kelly series from 1 bestselling authors Preston Child blends the legend of the Donner party with a riveting suspense tale, taking the dynamic duo s work to new heights n nNora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already


Superior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race ScienceAn astute and timely examination of the re emergence of scientific research into racial differences n nSuperior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science n nAfter the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII, the mainstream scientif


Ghost Wall

Ghost WallIn the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age n nFor two weeks, the length of her father s vacation, they join an anthropology course set t


Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisIn his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a c


Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All UpAn exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day nIn the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way


Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning RaceA meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics n nA reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family s multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is