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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…

  • 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

    Pocket - 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…

  • 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

    Pocket - 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…

  • Godel, Escher, Bach

    Godel, Escher, Bach
    av Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Pocket - 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…

  • 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…

  • 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)

    Pocket - 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…

  • A Conflict of Visions

    A Conflict of Visions
    av Thomas Sowell

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465002054

    In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the constrained" vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish, and the unconstrained…

  • 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…

  • Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

    Six Not-So-Easy Pieces
    av Matthew Sands

    Pocket - 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…

  • The Rape of Nanking

    The Rape of Nanking
    av Iris Chang

    Pocket - 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…

  • 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

    Endurance
    av Alfred Lansing

    Pocket - 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 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…

  • I Am a Strange Loop

    I Am a Strange Loop
    av Douglas Hofstadter

    Pocket - 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…

  • The Evolution of Desire

    The Evolution of Desire
    av David Buss

    Pocket - 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 Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition

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

    Pocket - 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…

  • 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…

  • True Style

    True Style
    av G. Bruce Boyer

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465053995

    From choosing the right pair of eyeglasses to properly coordinating a shirt, tie, and pocket square, getting dressed is an art to be mastered. Yet, how many of us just throw on, well, whatever each morning? How many understand the subtleties of sele…

  • 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 defeatAugust 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 out…

  • On Becoming a Leader

    On Becoming a Leader
    av Warren G. Bennis

    Pocket - 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…

  • Economic Facts and Fallacies

    Economic Facts and Fallacies
    av Thomas Sowell

    Pocket - 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…

  • Mad In America (Revised)

    Mad In America (Revised)
    av Robert Whitaker

    Pocket - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541618060

    Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new b…

  • Stalin's War: A New History of World War II

    Stalin's War: A New History of World War II
    av Sean McMeekin

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541672796

    A prize-winning historian reveals how Stalin--not Hitler--was the animating force of World War II in this major new history. World War II endures in the popular imagination as a heroic struggle between good and evil, with villainous Hitler driving i…

  • Stalin's War: A New History of World War II

    Stalin's War: A New History of World War II
    av Sean McMeekin

    CD-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781549111471

    A prize-winning historian reveals how Stalin--not Hitler--was the animating force of World War II in this major new history.We remember World War II as a struggle between good and evil, with Hitler propelling events and the Allied powers saving the…

  • Maverick

    Maverick
    av Jason L. Riley

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541619685

    Thomas Sowell has an almost godlike status amongst conservative intellectuals. "It's a scandal that economist Sowell has not been awarded the Nobel Prize," wrote a reviewer in Forbes. A profile in the Wall Street Journal described him as "one of Ame…

  • Sperm Wars (Revised)

    Sperm Wars (Revised)
    av Robin Baker

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541675421

    Sperm Wars turns the conventional thinking about the biology of sex on its head. Evolutionary biologist Robin Baker argues that human sexuality follows certain laws, and all of those laws are governed by one thing: sperm warfare. In the interest of…

  • How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

    How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog
    av Chad Orzel

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465023318

    They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity? Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein's physics. Th…

  • The First Three Minutes

    The First Three Minutes
    av Steven Weinberg

    Pocket - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465024377

    This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.

  • Knowledge And Decisions

    Knowledge And Decisions
    av Thomas Sowell

    Pocket - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465037384

    With a new preface by the author, this reissue of Thomas Sowell's classic study of decision making updates his seminal work in the context of The Vision of the Annointed , Sowell, one of America's most celebrated public intellectuals, describes in c…

  • Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

    Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
    av Alex Soojung Pang

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541617162

    Sit back and relax and learn about why overworking and under resting can be harmful to yourself and your career. "Rest is such a valuable book. If work is our national religion, Pang is the philosopher reintegrating our bifurcated selves."---Arianna…

  • The Theoretical Minimum

    The Theoretical Minimum
    av George Hrabovsky

    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…

  • Trauma and Recovery

    Trauma and Recovery
    av Judith Herman

    Pocket - 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…

  • 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

    In this "important and comprehensive" guide to statistical thinking (New Yorker), discover how data literacy is changing the world and gives you a better understanding of life's biggest problems. Statistics are everywhere, as integral to science as…

  • 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 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…

  • Migrations And Cultures

    Migrations And Cultures
    av Thomas Sowell

    Pocket - 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…

  • 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 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…

  • Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

    Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
    av Tom Holland

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541675599

    A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should hav…

  • Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I

    Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I
    av Alexander Watson

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094882

    A prize-winning, magisterial history of World War I from the perspective of the defeated Central Powers For the Central Powers, the First World War started with high hopes for an easy victory. But those hopes soon deteriorated as Germany's attack on…

  • 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 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

    Pocket - 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…

  • Emotional Design

    Emotional Design
    av Don Norman

    Pocket - 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…

  • Why Orwell Matters

    Why Orwell Matters
    av Christopher Hitchens

    Pocket - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465030507

    The author of Letters to a Young Contrarian and The Trial of Henry Kissinger evaluates the life of George Orwell, taking a candid look at his revolutionary work and perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and England. Reprint. 35,000 first printi…

  • The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

    The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
    av Judea Pearl, Dana MacKenzie

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541698963

    A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence Correlation is not causation. This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a…

  • Existential Psychotherapy

    Existential Psychotherapy
    av Irvin Yalom

    Inbunden - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465021475

    Existential therapy has been practiced and continues to be practiced in many forms and situations throughout the world. But until now, it has lacked a coherent structure, and analysis of its tenets, and an evaluation of its usefulness. Irvin Yalom,…

  • 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 Fabric of Civilization

    The Fabric of Civilization

    Pocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541617629

    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…

  • Letters to a Young Contrarian

    Letters to a Young Contrarian
    av Christopher Hitchens

    Pocket - 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…

  • Intellectuals and Society

    Intellectuals and Society
    av Thomas Sowell

    Pocket - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465025220

    This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence. These new chapte…

  • 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.