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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Richard P. Feynman

    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…

  • 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…

  • Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

    Six Not-So-Easy Pieces
    av Richard P. Feynman

    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…

  • Kinds Of Minds

    Kinds Of Minds
    av Danile C. Dennett

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465073511

    Combining ideas from philosophy, artificial intelligence, and neurobiology, Daniel Dennett leads the reader on a fascinating journey of inquiry, exploring such intriguing possibilities as: Can any of us really know what is going on in someone else's…

  • 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…

  • Ametora

    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 ,…

  • 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…

  • The Happiness Hypothesis

    The Happiness Hypothesis
    av Jonathan Haidt

    Pocket - 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 Theoretical Minimum

    The Theoretical Minimum
    av Leonard Susskind, George Hrabovsky, Leonard Susskind

    Pocket - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465075683

    A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013If you ever regretted not taking physics in college,or simply want to know how to think like a physicist,this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scienti…

  • Philosophy In The Flesh

    Philosophy In The Flesh
    av George Lakoff

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465056743

    What are human beings like? How is knowledge possible? What is truth? Where do moral values come from? Questions like these have stood at the centre of Western philosophy for centuries. In addressing them, philosophers have made certain fundamental…

  • 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…

  • How to Listen to Jazz

    How to Listen to Jazz
    av Ted Gioia

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093496

    In How to Listen to Jazz, award-winning music scholar Ted Gioia presents a lively, accessible introduction to the art of listening to jazz. Covering everything from the music's structure and history to the basic building blocks of improvisation, Gio…

  • Cannae: Hannibal's Greatest Victory

    Cannae: Hannibal's Greatest Victory
    av Adrian Goldsworthy

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541699250

    From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome's most devastating defeat August 2, 216 BC was one of history's bloodiest single days of fighting. On a narrow plain near the Southern Italian town of Cannae, despite ou…

  • Alone Together

    Alone Together
    av Sherry Turkle

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093656

    Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless…

  • 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 Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition

    The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition
    av Bruce D. Perry

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094455

    What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind-and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: homicide survivors, witnesses to their own paren…

  • On Becoming a Leader

    On Becoming a Leader
    av Warren 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…

  • A Time to Build

    A Time to Build
    av Yuval Levin

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541699274

    Americans are living through a social crisis. Populist firebrands - on left and right alike - propose to address the crisis through acts of tearing down. They describe themselves as destroying oppressive establishments, clearing weeds, draining swam…

  • The Mind's I

    The Mind's I
    av Daniel C. Dennett

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465030910

    With contributions from Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Dawkins, John Searle, and Robert Nozick, The Mind's I explores the meaning of self and consciousness through the perspectives of literature, artificial intelligence, psychology, and other discipline…

  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set

    The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set
    av Richard P. Feynman

    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…

  • Letters to a Young Contrarian

    Letters to a Young Contrarian
    av Christopher Hitchens

    Häftad - 2002 - 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…

  • A Mad Catastrophe

    A Mad Catastrophe
    av Geoffrey Wawro

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465028351

    The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the Au…

  • A Mad Catastrophe

    A Mad Catastrophe
    av Geoffrey Wawro

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465057955

    The Austro-Hungarian army that marched east and south to confront the Russians and Serbs in the opening campaigns of World War I had a glorious past but a pitiful present. Speaking a mystifying array of languages and lugging outdated weapons, the Au…

  • 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…

  • The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe

    The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe
    av Stephon Alexander

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093571

    "Music lovers are at high risk of being inspired by this exploration of the connections between music and physics." --Wall Street Journal More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straig…

  • Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

    Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It
    av Ian Leslie

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465097623

    A fun yet provocative look at the importance of staying curious in an increasingly indifferent world Everyone is born curious. But only some retain the habits of exploring, learning, and discovering as they grow older. Those who do so tend to be sma…

  • 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…

  • Migrations And Cultures

    Migrations And Cultures
    av Thomas Sowell

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465045891

    Most commentators look at the issue of immigration from the viewpoint of immediate politics. In doing so, they focus on only a piece of the issue and lose touch with the larger picture. Now Thomas Sowell offers a sweeping historical and global look…

  • 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…

  • Every Day Gets a Little Closer

    Every Day Gets a Little Closer
    av Irvin D. Yalom

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465021185

    The many thousands of readers of the best-selling Love's Executioner will welcome this paperback edition of an earlier work by Dr. Irvin Yalom, written with Ginny Elkin, a pseudonymous patient whom he treated,the first book to share the dual reflect…

  • The Science of Evil

    The Science of Evil
    av Simon Baron-Cohen

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465031429

    Borderline personality disorder, autism, narcissism, psychosis, Asperger's: All of these syndromes have one thing in common- lack of empathy. In some cases, this absence can be dangerous, but in others it can simply mean a different way of seeing th…

  • Dying of Whiteness

    Dying of Whiteness
    av Jonathan M. Metzl

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541644984

    Dying of Whiteness is What's the Matter with Kansas but with an emphasis on public health. In the backlash conservatism of the Trump era, physician Jonathan M. Metzl argues that lower- and middle-class white Americans who vote for policies that prom…

  • Dying of Whiteness

    Dying of Whiteness
    av Jonathan M. Metzl

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541644977

    As Dying of Whiteness shows, the right-wing policies that resulted from this white backlash put these voters' very health at risk-and in the end, threaten everyone's well-being. Physician and sociologist Jonathan M. Metzl travels across America's he…

  • 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…

  • The Patient Will See You Now

    The Patient Will See You Now
    av Eric Topol

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465040025

    A trip to the doctor is almost a guarantee of misery. You'll make an appointment months in advance. You'll probably wait for several hours until you hear "the doctor will see you now",but only for fifteen minutes! Then you'll wait even longer for la…

  • A New World Begins

    A New World Begins
    av Jeremy Popkin

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465096664

    The French Revolution was the "big bang" out of which all the elements of modern politics and social conflicts were formed. Democracy, populism, liberalism, conservatism, socialism, nationalism, feminism, abolitionism, and "enlightened" imperialism…

  • Freud and Beyond

    Freud and Beyond
    av Stephen A. Mitchell

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465098811

    Freud's concepts have become a part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. But psychoanalytic thinking has undergone an enormous expansion and transformation…

  • The Devil's Delusion

    The Devil's Delusion
    av David Berlinski

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465019373

    Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading edge of a l…

  • 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…

  • Frames of Mind

    Frames of Mind
    av Howard Gardner

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465024339

    First published in 1983 and now available with a new introduction by the author, Gardner's trailblazing book revolutionized the worlds of education and psychology by positing that rather than a single type of intelligence, we have several- most of w…

  • Conquests and Cultures

    Conquests and Cultures
    av Thomas Sowell

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465014002

    This book is the culmination of 15 years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice, as well as on other travels in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and around the Pacific rim. Its purpose has been to try to u…

  • 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…

  • The Meaning of it All

    The Meaning of it All
    av Richard Phillips Feynman

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465023943

    Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him-how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wo…

  • The Art Spirit

    The Art Spirit
    av Robert Henri

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465002634

    Embodying the entire system of Robert Henri's teaching, The Art Spirit contains much valuable advice, critical comment, and inspiration to every student of the arts.

  • Healthy Work

    Healthy Work
    av Robert A. Karasek

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465028979

    Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. But what do we really know about job-related stress and illness? Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this p…

  • 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…

  • The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience

    The Idea of the Brain: The Past and Future of Neuroscience
    av Matthew Cobb

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541646858

    An "elegant", "engrossing" (Carol Tavris, Wall Street Journal) examination of what we think we know about the brain and why -- despite technological advances -- the workings of our most essential organ remain a mystery. "I cannot recommend this…

  • The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread--And Why They Stop

    The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread--And Why They Stop
    av Adam Kucharski

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541674318

    From ideas and infections to financial crises and fake news, an "utterly timely" look at why the science of outbreaks is the science of modern life These days, whenever anything spreads, whether it's a YouTube fad or a political rumor, we say it wen…