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  • The Book of Why

    The Book of Why
    av Judea Pearl

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465097609

    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…

  • Sex and Rage

    Sex and Rage
    av Eve Babitz

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029354

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER An NPR Best Book of 2017 A Bellatrist Book Club Pick for July 2017 The Paris Review Staff Pick 1 of 12 Great New Books to Bring to the Beach This Summer (The Huffington Post) 1 of 9 Books to Read This Summer (W and Elle) 1 of 10…

  • Children of Ash and Elm

    Children of Ash and Elm
    av Neil Price

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465096985

    The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and cosmology -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise The Viking Age -- from 750 to 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples i…

  • Mind in Motion

    Mind in Motion
    av Tversky Barbara

    Övrigt - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093069

    An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought When we try to think about how we think, we can't help but think of words. Indeed, some have called language the stuff of thou…

  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

    Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
    av Beverly Daniel Tatum

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465060689

    The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to…

  • Book of Rhymes

    Book of Rhymes
    av Adam Bradley

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094400

    If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in respons…

  • Lost in Math

    Lost in Math
    av Sabine Hossenfelder

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094257

    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…

  • A Small Porch

    A Small Porch
    av Wendell Berry

    Pocket - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029422

    More than thirty-five years ago, Wendell Berry began spending his sabbaths outdoors, when the weather allowed, walking and wandering around familiar territory, seeking a deep intimacy only time could provide. These walks sometimes yielded poems. Eac…

  • The Master Algorithm

    The Master Algorithm
    av Pedro Domingos

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094271

    A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one…

  • Why Did I Ever

    Why Did I Ever
    av Mary Robison

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029644

    "Tense, moving, and hilarious . . . [A] dark jewel of a novel." --Francine Prose, O, The Oprah Magazine Three husbands have left her. I.R.S. agents are whamming on her door. And her beloved cat has gone missing. She's back and forth between Melanie,…

  • Oval

    Oval
    av Elvia Wilk

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593764050

    Bizarre weather. Unprecedented economic disparity. Artists employed by corporations. And the ultimate work of art: Oval, a pill that increases generosity. This unforgettable debut novel asks questions of empathy and power on every scale-from bodies…

  • Where the Wild Ladies Are

    Where the Wild Ladies Are
    av Aoko Matsuda

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593766900

    In this witty and exuberant collection of feminist retellings of traditional Japanese folktales, humans live side by side with spirits who provide a variety of useful services--from truth-telling to babysitting, from protecting castles to fighting c…

  • Trace

    Trace
    av Lauret Savoy

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619028258

    Through personal journeys and historical inquiry, this PEN Literary Award finalist explores how America's still unfolding history and ideas of "race" have marked its people and the land.Sand and stone are Earth's fragmented memory. Each of us, too,…

  • The Hip Hop Wars

    The Hip Hop Wars
    av Tricia Rose

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465008971

    Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and 'hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and exam…

  • Gene Machine

    Gene Machine
    av Venki Ramakrishnan

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093366

    A Nobel Prize-winning biologist tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology's most important molecule "Ramakrishnan's writing is so honest, lucid and engaging that I could not put this book down until I had read to…

  • Buzz

    Buzz
    av Thor Hanson

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465052615

    As seen on PBS's American Spring LIVE, the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers presents a natural and cultural history of bees: the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round. Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential,…

  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots
    av Emily Dufton

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465096169

    How earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued progress seems certain. But pot was o…

  • The Broken Heart of America

    The Broken Heart of America
    av Walter Johnson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465064267

    A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis. From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has bee…

  • The Russian Revolution

    The Russian Revolution
    av Sean McMeekin

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465039906

    The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholar In The Russian Revolution, acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced…

  • Human Oddities

    Human Oddities
    av Noria Jablonski

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593760847

    A collection of short works focuses on a central theme of the human body as a landscape, in a volume that relates the experiences of such characters as separated conjoined twins, drag queens, and hospital orderlies. A first collection. Original.

  • Eating Promiscuously

    Eating Promiscuously
    av James McWilliams

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619027350

    Humans have been practicing agriculture for only a tiny fraction of our existence--beginning to domesticate plants and animals about 10,000 years ago--and, as McWilliams sees it, our efforts have failed. Our food production systems are broken, and t…

  • An Arrangement of Skin

    An Arrangement of Skin
    av Anna Journey

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619028470

    "These are intimate, delicate essays about the many skins we inhabit, illuminating even in their darkness." --The Boston Globe Anna Journey revels in the flexibility and hybridity of the essay form, swerving artfully among topics--a recollection of…

  • The Seed Collectors

    The Seed Collectors
    av Scarlett Thomas

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593766467

    Great Aunt Oleander is dead. To each of her nearest and dearest she has left a seed pod. The seed pods might be deadly, but then again they might also contain the secret of enlightenment. Not that anyone has much time for enlightenment. Fleur, left…

  • The Michael Eric Dyson Reader

    The Michael Eric Dyson Reader
    av Michael Dyson

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465017713

    In a collection of witty and wise essays, articles, interviews, and commentary, the author of Mercy, Mercy Me tackles such topics as affirmative action, multiculturalism, hip-hop culture, critical race theory, and such black icons as Martin Luther K…

  • Crashing the Party

    Crashing the Party
    av Scott Savitt

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593766528

    It's 1983. Scott Savitt, one of the first American exchange students in Beijing, picks up his guitar and begins strumming Blackbird. He's soon surrounded by Chinese students who know every word to every Beatles song he plays. Scott stays on in Beiji…

  • Lucky You

    Lucky You
    av Erika Carter

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619027169

    An NPR Best Book of 2017 "A chillingly adroit debut novel." --Elle "Lucky You is a marvel of a book, partly because Carter does a perfect job balancing humor and tragedy . . . As an author, she's both unsparing and compassionate, and among her grea…

  • Lucky You

    Lucky You
    av Erika Carter

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619028999

    An NPR Best Book of 2017 An official Book of the Month Club selection Three women, early twenties, find themselves aimlessly adrift in Erika Carter's fierce and darkly funny debut novel, Lucky You. Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); wa…

  • The Last Sheriff in Texas

    The Last Sheriff in Texas
    av James P. McCollom

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029965

    An Amazon Best History Book of the Month "A true-crime story centering on a South Texas lawman who became a law unto himself . . . Of interest to students of Texas history as well as aspiring law enforcement officers, who should read it as an exam…

  • Improvement

    Improvement
    av Joan Silber

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029606

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN/FAULKNER AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION AUTHOR IS THE WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN/MALAMUD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE SHORT STORY Named 1 of 50 Notable Works of…

  • Mitz

    Mitz
    av Sigrid Nunez

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593765828

    One of NPR's Best Books of the Year"The tender biography of a sickly marmoset that was adopted by Leonard Woolf and became a fixture of Bloomsbury society." --Dwight Garner, The New York Times "In short, glistening sentences that refract the larger…

  • Winter Kept Us Warm

    Winter Kept Us Warm
    av Anne Raeff

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619028173

    "Richly depicting emotional interiority of its characters, Raeff's novel reveals how the devastating effects of war and hidden secrets can impact lives across decades." --Publishers Weekly Ulli is a young woman squatting in a dismal, empty Berlin ap…

  • Scienceblind

    Scienceblind
    av Andrew Shtulman

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465053940

    "A fascinating, empathetic book" -- Wall Street Journal Humans are born to create theories about the world -- unfortunately, we're usually wrong and bad theories keep us from understanding science as it really is Why do we catch colds? What causes s…

  • Grace

    Grace
    av Natasha Deon

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029439

    Named a New York Times Best Book of the Year, 2016 For a runaway slave in the 1840s south, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That's what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of li…

  • Grace

    Grace
    av Natasha Deon

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619027206

    Named a New York Times Best Book of the Year, 2016.For a slave in the 1840s South, life on the run can be just as dangerous as life under a sadistic Massa. That's what fifteen-year-old Naomi learns after she escapes the brutal confines of life on an…

  • Alphabetical

    Alphabetical
    av Michael Rosen

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619024830

    How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid c…

  • Alphabetical

    Alphabetical
    av Michael Rosen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619027022

    How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid c…

  • A More Unbending Battle

    A More Unbending Battle
    av Peter Nelson

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465003174

    The night broke open in a storm of explosions and fire. The sound of shells whizzing overhead, screeching through the night like wounded pheasants, was terrifying. When the shells exploded prematurely overhead, a rain of shrapnel fell on the men bel…

  • The Ordeal Of Integration

    The Ordeal Of Integration
    av Orlando Patterson

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781887178976

    For many years Orlando Patterson has been a major contributor to the public discussion of race in America. In this eagerly anticipated new volume, the author of the National Book Award-winner Freedom in the Making of Western Culture presents a compr…

  • Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel

    Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel
    av Evan S Connell

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619020528

    Praise for Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach at Carmel"A unique tour de force" --The New York Times Book Review"One of the most remarkable books that I have read in a long time." --Kenneth Rexroth "Mr. Connell's NOTES are what one intelligent,…

  • Language of the Spirit

    Language of the Spirit
    av Jan Swafford

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465097548

    A preeminent composer, music scholar, and biographer presents an engaging and accessible introduction to classical music For many of us, classical music is something serious -- something we study in school, something played by cultivated musicians a…

  • The Widow Nash

    The Widow Nash
    av Jamie Harrison

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029286

    Winner of the 2017 Reading the West Award A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "What keeps you reading is not just the quality of the writing, which is just absolutely wonderful, but also to find out: Is Dulcy] going to remake herself]? Can…

  • The Human Swarm

    The Human Swarm
    av Mark W. Moffett

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465055685

    The epic story and ultimate big history of how human society evolved from intimate chimp communities into the sprawling civilizations of a world-dominating speciesIf a chimpanzee ventures into the territory of a different group, it will almost certa…

  • Holler If You Hear Me

    Holler If You Hear Me
    av Michael Dyson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465017287

    With a new preface by the author. Ten years after his murder, Tupac Shakur is even more loved, contested, and celebrated than he was in life. His posthumously released albums, poetry, and motion pictures have catapulted him into the upper echelon of…

  • Beeline

    Beeline
    av Shalini Shankar

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465094523

    An anthropologist uses spelling bees as a lens to examine the unique and diverse traits of Generation Z--and why they are destined for success At first glance, Generation Z (youth born after 1997) seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hound…

  • Lillian Hellman

    Lillian Hellman
    av Deborah Martinson

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781582437231

    Few literary celebrities have lived with more abandon and under a brighter spotlight than Lillian Hellman. Even fewer have been doubted as absolutely as Hellman, famously denounced by rival Mary McCarthy. Attacked by critics and idealized by admirer…

  • The Cold War

    The Cold War
    av Odd Arne Westad

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465054930

    The definitive history of the Cold War and its impact around the world We tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming to a…

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    The Kindness of Strangers
    av Michael E McCullough

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465064748

    "A fine achievement."--Peter Singer, author of The Life You Can Save and The Most Good You Can Do A sweeping psychological history of human goodness -- from the foundations of evolution to the modern political and social challenges humanity is now…

  • The Use of Fame

    The Use of Fame
    av Cornelia Nixon

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029491

    "Rarely has a marriage so come alive in a work of fiction. . . So intense, beautifully written, shining with 'felt life, ' it is truly gripping--riveting." --Joyce Carol Oates Abigail McCormick and Ray Stark are both poets, married nearly twenty-fi…

  • David Jones

    David Jones
    av Thomas Dilworth

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781619029217

    Among the revolutions of the last century, none was more important or potentially more lasting than the one in the arts called "Modernism". Among the giants of that movement were writers who changed our conceptions of poetry and prose forever. Now,…

  • Shattered Bonds

    Shattered Bonds
    av Dorothy Roberts

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465070596

    Shattered Bonds is a stirring account of a worsening American social crisis- the disproportionate representation of black children in the U.S. foster care system and its effects on black communities and the country as a whole. Tying the origins and…

  • The First Three Minutes

    The First Three Minutes
    av Steven Weinberg

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465061709

    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.

  • Something Bright, Then Holes

    Something Bright, Then Holes
    av Maggie Nelson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781593762308

    Before Maggie Nelson's name became synonymous with such genre-defying, binary-slaying writing as The Argonauts and The Art of Cruelty, this collection of poetry introduced readers to a singular voice in the making: exhilarating, fiercely vulnerable,…

  • Know What I Mean?

    Know What I Mean?
    av Michael Dyson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465018079

    Whether along race, class, or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the cult…