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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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Winning at New Products, 5th Edition

    Winning at New Products, 5th Edition
    av Robert Cooper

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093328

    For more than two decades, Winning at New Products has served as the bible for product developers everywhere. Robert G. Cooper demonstrates why consistent product development is so vital to corporate growth and how to maximize your chances of succes…

  • 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…

  • 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 ,…

  • 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…

  • 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 New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-And What We Can Do about

    The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-And What We Can Do about
    av Richard Florida

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541644120

    In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to a…

  • Endurance

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Intellectuals and Society

    Intellectuals and Society
    av Thomas Sowell

    Häftad - 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…

  • A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

    A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
    av Adam Gopnik

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541699366

    A stirring defense of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time from an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author. Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right a…

  • A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

    A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism
    av Adam Gopnik

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541699342

    A stirring defense of liberalism against the dogmatisms of our time from an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author. Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, been under such relentless attack, from both right a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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 Future of Nostalgia

    The Future of Nostalgia
    av Svetlana Boym

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465007080

    Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ru…

  • 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 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 Interpretation of Cultures

    The Interpretation of Cultures
    av Clifford Geertz

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093557

    In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Aw…

  • 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…

  • Shadow Elite

    Shadow Elite
    av Janine Wedel

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465022014

    It can feel like we're swimming in a sea of corruption, confused by who exactly is in charge and what role they play. The same influential people reappear time after time in different professional guises, pressing their own agendas in one venue afte…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Love and Math

    Love and Math
    av Edward Frenkel

    Häftad - 1969 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465064953

    A New York Times Science BestsellerWhat if you had to take an art class in which you were only taught how to paint a fence? What if you were never shown the paintings of van Gogh and Picasso, weren't even told they existed? Alas, this is how math is…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Rampage

    Rampage
    av Cybelle Fox

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465051045

    The first study to examine violence in small towns and suburbs uses interviews with more than two hundred people to challenge the "loner theory" and illuminate the role of parents, communities, and schools in missing the warning signs.

  • 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…

  • Sexing the Body (Revised)

    Sexing the Body (Revised)
    av Anne Fausto-Sterling

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541672895

    Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of social convention? In this brilliant and provocative classic, the distinguished feminist scholar Anne Fausto-Sterling argues that even the most fundamental knowledge about sex and gender is…

  • The Misbehavior of Markets

    The Misbehavior of Markets
    av Benoit Mandelbrot

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465043576

    Mathematical superstar and inventor of fractal geometry, Benoit Mandelbrot, has spent the past forty years studying the underlying mathematics of space and natural patterns. What many of his followers don't realize is that he has also been watching…

  • The Vision of the Anointed

    The Vision of the Anointed
    av Thomas Sowell

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465089956

    Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision w…

  • 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 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…

  • The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

    The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
    av John Bradshaw, Sarah Ellis

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093717

    "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." -- Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoo…

  • 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

    One of the Best Books of 2020 -- Financial Times One of the "Most 2020 Books of 2020" -- Washington Post One of the Best Science Books of 2020 -- The Times of London One of the Best Science Books of 2020 -- The Guardian From ideas and infections to…