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  • The Design of Everyday Things

    The Design of Everyday Things
    av Donald A. Norman

    Pocket - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465050659

    Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious,even liberating,book, lies not in ourselves, but in product…

  • Godel, Escher, Bach

    Godel, Escher, Bach
    av Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465026562

    Douglas Hofstadter's book is concerned directly with the nature of maps" or links between formal systems. However, according to Hofstadter, the formal system that underlies all mental activity transcends the system that supports it. If life can grow…

  • Basic Economics

    Basic Economics
    av Thomas Sowell

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465060733

    In this fifth edition of Basic Economics , Thomas Sowell revises and updates his popular book on common sense economics, bringing the world into clearer focus through a basic understanding of the fundamental economic principles and how they explain…

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child

    The Drama of the Gifted Child
    av Alice Miller
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465016907

    Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer,and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to lea…

  • False Alarm

    False Alarm
    av Bjorn Lomborg

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541647466

    With hurricanes battering coast lines, sea level rise threatening entire countries with extinction and wildfires raging across broad swaths of America and the planet, it is hardly surprising that countering global warming has become a top priority f…

  • False Alarm

    False Alarm
    av Bjorn Lomborg

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541647473

    The New York Times-bestselling "skeptical environmentalist" argues that panic over climate change is causing more harm than good Hurricanes batter our coasts. Wildfires rage across the American West. Glaciers collapse in the Artic. Politicians, acti…

  • So You Want to Talk About Race

    So You Want to Talk About Race
    av Ijeoma Oluo

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541647435

    n So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-agg…

  • Six Easy Pieces; Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

    Six Easy Pieces; Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
    av Matthew Sands

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465025275

    It was Richard Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology t…

  • Emotional Design

    Emotional Design
    av Don Norman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465051366

    Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colourful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, as Don…

  • Discrimination and Disparities

    Discrimination and Disparities
    av Thomas Sowell

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541645639

    An enlarged edition of Thomas Sowell's brilliant examination of the origins of economic disparities Economic and other outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations. Many explanations have been offered for the differences. Some belie…

  • Letters to a Young Contrarian

    Letters to a Young Contrarian
    av Christopher Hitchens

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465030330

    In a collection of essays and meditations, the popular columnist for "Vanity Fair" and "The Nation" shares his thoughts on the art of being contrary, celebrating the roles of radicals, mavericks, rebels, and dissidents in promoting political, social…

  • The Rise of the Creative Class

    The Rise of the Creative Class
    av Richard Florida

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541617742

    In his modern classic The Rise of the Creative Class, urbanist Richard Florida identifies the emergence of a new social class that is reshaping the twenty-first century's economy, geography, and workplace. This Creative Class is made up of people-en…

  • The Happiness Hypothesis

    The Happiness Hypothesis
    av Jonathan Haidt

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465028023

    In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world's philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims-like Do unto others as you would have ot…

  • The Rape of Nanking

    The Rape of Nanking
    av Iris Chang

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465068364

    In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered,a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshim…

  • The Sword and the Shield

    The Sword and the Shield
    av Peniel Joseph

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541617865

    Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are the two most iconic figures of the Civil Rights movement. To most Americans, Malcolm and Martin represent contrasting political ideals -- self-defense vs. non-violence, anger vs. pacifism, separatism vs. inte…

  • The Sword and the Shield

    The Sword and the Shield
    av Peniel Joseph

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541619616

    To most Americans, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. represent contrasting ideals: self-defense vs. nonviolence, Black power vs. civil rights, the sword vs. the shield. The struggle for Black freedom is wrought with the same contrasts. While nonv…

  • Changing Character

    Changing Character
    av Leigh McCullough Vaillant

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465077922

    The mechanism of emotional change is central to the field of mental health. Emotional change is necessary for healing the long-standing pain of character pathology, yet is the least studied and most misunderstood area in psychotherapy and pharmacoth…

  • What Would Frida Do?

    What Would Frida Do?
    av Arianna Davis

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541646322

    Revered as much for her independent spirit as she is for her art, Frida Kahlo stands today as a brazen symbol of female agency and daring creativity. She was a woman ahead of her time, who even decades after her passing has inspired Oscar-winning fi…

  • The Evolution of Desire

    The Evolution of Desire
    av David Buss

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465097760

    If we all want love, why is there so much conflict in our most cherished relationships? To answer this question we must look into our evolutionary past, argues prominent psychologist David M. Buss. Based one of the largest studies of human mating ev…

  • The Case for Trump (Revised)

    The Case for Trump (Revised)
    av Victor Davis Hanson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541673557

    Donald J. Trump triumphed over sixteen well-qualified Republican rivals, a Democrat with a quarter-billion-dollar war chest, and a hostile media and Washington establishment to become President of the United States -- and an extremely successful one…

  • The Fortress: The Siege of Przemysl and the Making of Europe's Bloodlands

    The Fortress: The Siege of Przemysl and the Making of Europe's Bloodlands
    av Alexander Watson

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541697300

    A prizewinning historian tells the dramatic story of the siege that changed the course of the First World War In September 1914, just a month into World War I, the Russian army laid siege to the fortress city of Przemysl, the Hapsburg Empire's most…

  • Tutankhamen

    av Joyce Tyldesley

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465020201

    The discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 was perhaps the world's most important archaeological find. The only near-intact royal tomb to be preserved in the Valley of the Kings, it has supplied an astonishing wealth of artifacts, spurred a gl…

  • A Thousand Brains

    A Thousand Brains
    av Jeff Hawkins

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541675810

    For all we hear of neuroscience's great advances, the field has generated more questions than answers. We know that the brain combines sensory input from all over your body into a single perception, but not how. We think brains "compute" in some sen…

  • Endurance

    av Alfred Lansing

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465062881

    In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only…

  • The Art of War

    The Art of War
    av Ralph D. Sawyer

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780813319513

    The Art of War is almost certainly the most famous study of strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. The principles Sun-tzu expounded were utilized brilliantly by such great Asian war leaders as Mao Tse…

  • Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

    Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
    av Sabine Hossenfelder

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541646766

    In this "provocative" book (New York Times), a contrarian physicist argues that her field's modern obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science. Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe…

  • On Becoming a Leader

    On Becoming a Leader
    av Warren G. Bennis

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465014088

    Deemed the dean of leadership gurus" by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born,they are made. Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that…

  • How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

    How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
    av Massimo Pigliucci

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541644533

    In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a…

  • I Am a Strange Loop

    I Am a Strange Loop
    av Douglas Hofstadter

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465030798

    Can thought arise out of matter? Can self, soul, consciousness, I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I Am a Strange Loop argues that the key to understanding selves and consciousness is the strange loop",a specia…

  • Justice, Gender, and the Family

    Justice, Gender, and the Family
    av Susan Okin

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465037032

    In the first feminist critique of modern political theory, Okin shows how the failure to apply theories of justice to the family not only undermines our most cherished democratic values but has led to a major crisis over gender-related issues.

  • The Fabric of Civilization

    The Fabric of Civilization
    av Virginia Postrel

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541617605

    The story of humanity is the story of textiles-as old as civilization itself. Textiles created empires and powered invention. They established trade routes and drew nations' borders. Since the first thread was spun, fabric has driven technology, bus…

  • The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention

    The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention
    av Simon Baron-Cohen

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541647145

    A groundbreaking argument about the link between autism and ingenuity. Why can humans alone invent? In The Pattern Seekers, Cambridge University psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen makes a case that autism is as crucial to our creative and cultural histo…

  • The Model Thinker

    The Model Thinker
    av Scott E. Page

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094622

    Data, data, data: It's all one ever hears about these days. Science is all about big data. Our bosses call out for analytics, whatever those might be. And everyone wants to predict what will happen next. Can we accurately predict if a company's stoc…

  • The Model Thinker

    The Model Thinker
    av Scott E. Page

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541675711

    From the stock market to covid-19, census figures to marketing email blasts, we are awash with data. But as anyone who has ever opened up a spreadsheet packed with seemingly infinite lines of data knows, numbers aren't enough: we need to know how to…

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child

    The Drama of the Gifted Child
    av Alice Miller

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465012619

    Miller's wide and profound book about childhood trauma has provided thousands of readers with guidance and hope, and is essential reading for those interested in psychology, psychotherapy, and more.

  • The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data

    The Art of Statistics: How to Learn from Data
    av David Spiegelhalter

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541618510

    The definitive guide to statistical thinking Statistics are everywhere, as integral to science as they are to business, and in the popular media hundreds of times a day. In this age of big data, a basic grasp of statistical literacy is more importan…

  • Deep Medicine

    Deep Medicine
    av Eric Topol

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541644632

    A visit to a physician these days is cold: physicians spend most of their time typing at computers, making minimal eye contact. Appointments generally last only a few minutes, with scarce time for the doctor to connect to a patient's story, or expla…

  • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    Economic Facts and Fallacies
    av Thomas Sowell

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465022038

    In Economic Facts and Fallacies , Thomas Sowell exposes some of the most popular fallacies about economic issues in a lively manner that does not require any prior knowledge of economics. These fallacies include many beliefs widely disseminated in t…

  • Seductions Of Crime

    Seductions Of Crime
    av Jack Katz

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465076161

    In this startling look at evil behaviour, a UCLA sociologist tries to get inside the criminal psyche to understand what it means or feels, signifies, sounds, tastes, or looks like to do any particular crime.

  • The Magic of Math

    The Magic of Math
    av Arthur Benjamin

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465096213

    A New York Times Bestseller Arthur Benjamin . . . joyfully shows you how to make nature's numbers dance." ,Bill Nye The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples,from ice-cream scoops and po…

  • The Magic of Math

    The Magic of Math
    av Arthur Benjamin

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465054725

    A New York Times bestseller The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples,from ice cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares,this book empowers you to see…

  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set
    av Matthew Sands

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465023820

    "The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to ph…

  • The Interpretation of Dreams

    The Interpretation of Dreams
    av James Strachey

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465019779

    What are the most common dreams and why do we have them? What does a dream about death mean? What do dreams of swimming, failing, or flying symbolize? First published by Sigmund Freud in 1899, The Interpretation of Dreams considers why we dream and…

  • Wealth, Poverty and Politics

    Wealth, Poverty and Politics
    av Thomas Sowell

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465096763

    In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics , Dr. Thomas Sowell of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, examines the reasons for large differences in income and wealth between nations and among groups within nations. A wide range of geographic, demogra…

  • The Folly of Fools

    The Folly of Fools
    av Robert Trivers

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465085972

    A New York Times Notable Book of 2012Whether it's in a cockpit at takeoff or the planning of an offensive war, a romantic relationship or a dispute at the office, there are many opportunities to lie and self-deceive- but deceit and self-deception ca…

  • Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

    Six Not-So-Easy Pieces
    av Matthew Sands

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465025268

    It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revo…

  • Trauma and Recovery

    Trauma and Recovery
    av Judith Herman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465061716

    When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a ground-breaking work. In the intervening years, Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chr…

  • Killing Monsters

    Killing Monsters
    av Gerard Jones

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465036967

    Children choose their heroes more carefully than we think. From Pokemon to the rapper Eminem, pop-culture icons are not simply commercial pied pipers who practice mass hypnosis on our youth. Indeed, argues the author of this lively and persuasive pa…

  • A PhD Is Not Enough!

    A PhD Is Not Enough!
    av Peter Feibelman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465022229

    Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to fin…

  • America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

    America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States
    av Erika Lee

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541672604

    An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenop…

  • Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics

    Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics
    av Matthew Sands

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465060719

    Combined into one volume for the first time, the updated and clarified Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics provides comprehensive, hands-on practice in all the most important areas of physics,from Newtonian mechanics through the theory of…

  • Free to Learn

    Free to Learn
    av Peter Gray

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465084999

    In Free to Learn , developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that in order to foster children who will thrive in today's constantly changing world, we must entrust them to steer their own learning and development. Drawing on evidence from anthrop…

  • Ametora

    av W. David Marx

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465059737

    Look closely at any typically "American" article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the classic American look-known as ametora ,…

  • Barbarians, Marauders, And Infidels

    Barbarians, Marauders, And Infidels
    av Antonio Santosuosso

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780813391533

    Barbarians, Marauders, and Infidels examines the motives and terrors of war during the Middle Ages, the rise and fall of ethnic and religious groups, and the actions of good and evil military leaders during this violent and colourful period. In this…