All the beauty of modern physics in fewer than a hundred pages This is a book about the joy of discovery A playful, entertaining, and mind bending introduction to modern physics, it s already a major bestseller in Italy and the United Kingdom Carlo Rovelli offers surprising and surprisingly easy
Diamond 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
Six Memos for the Millennium is a collection of five lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death Here is his legacy to us the universal values he pinpoints become the watchwords for our appreciation of Calvino himself.What should be cherished in literature Calvino devotes
What does feminism mean today That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently argued essay adapted from her much viewed TEDx talk of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun With humor and
A Room of One s Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf First published on the 24th of October, 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women s colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928 While this extended essay in fact
Originally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendt s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann sparked a flurry of debate upon its publication This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt s
If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye but if he has lost a self himself he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder Here are
In 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 How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake
In 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
A groundbreaking major bestseller in Italy, Gomorrah is Roberto Saviano s gripping nonfiction account of the decline of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network with a large international reach and stakes in construction, high fashion, illicit drugs, and toxic waste disposal.
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century
Freud s discovery that the dream is the means by which the unconscious can be explored is undoubtedly the most revolutionary step forward in the entire history of psychology Dreams, according to his theory, represent the hidden fulfillment of our unconscious wishes.
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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian Once he started a family, the moral dimensions of food became increasingly important.Faced with the prospect of being unable to explain why we eat some animals and not others, Foer set