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


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Seven Brief Lessons on PhysicsAll 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 surprisingand surprisingly easy


Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Six Memos For The Next MillenniumSix 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


We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be FeministsWhat does feminism mean today That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently argued essayadapted from her much viewed TEDx talk of the same nameby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun With humor and


A Room of One's Own

A Room of One's OwnA 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


The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical TalesIf 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 selfhimselfhe 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


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 How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake


Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of EvilOriginally appearing as a series of articles in The New Yorker, Hannah Arendts 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 Arendts


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


We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at BreakfastSome people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity But do those of us who accept the reality of human caused climate change truly believe it If we did, surely we would be roused to act on what we know Will future generations


Gomorrah

GomorrahA 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.


Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A History of TomorrowYuval 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 humanitys future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century


The Interpretation of Dreams

The Interpretation of DreamsFreud 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.


Il fascismo eterno

Il fascismo eternoRitengo sia possibile indicare una lista di caratteristiche tipiche di quello che vorrei chiamare lUr Fascismo, o il fascismo eterno LUr Fascismo ancora intorno a noi, talvolta in abiti civili Sarebbe cos confortevole, per noi, se qualcuno si affacciasse sulla scena del mondo e dicesse Voglio