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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Virtue of Nationalism

    The Virtue of Nationalism
    av Yoram Hazony

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541645370

    In the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, countless words have been written and uttered about nationalism-many accusing nationalists of racism, hatred, and violence. But nationalism wasn't always considered evil. Indeed, such venerated…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 Misbehavior of Markets

    The Misbehavior of Markets
    av Benoit Mandelbrot

    Häftad - 2006 - 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…

  • 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…

  • "A Problem from Hell"

    "A Problem from Hell"
    av Samantha Power

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465061518

    From the Armenian Genocide to the ethnic cleansings of Kosovo and Darfur, modern history is haunted by acts of brutal violence. Yet American leaders who vow never again" repeatedly fail to stop genocide. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National…

  • 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…

  • The Science of Evil

    The Science of Evil
    av Simon Baron-Cohen

    Häftad - 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 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 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…

  • 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

    Häftad - 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…

  • A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind

    A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind
    av Michael Axworthy

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465098767

    Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran's religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi'a Muslim clerics in the world, and yet…

  • The Tyranny of Experts (Revised)

    The Tyranny of Experts (Revised)
    av William Easterly

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541675674

    In The Tyranny of Experts, renowned economist William Easterly uncovers our failing efforts to fight global poverty. The expert approved, top-down approach to development has not only made little lasting progress, but has proven a convenient rationa…

  • Letters to a Young Chef, 2nd Edition

    Letters to a Young Chef, 2nd Edition
    av Daniel Boulud

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465093427

    Daniel Boulud has been witness to, and creator of, our contemporary food culture-from the reinvention of French food through the fine dining revolution in America. A modern man with a classical foundation, he speaks with the authority that comes fro…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bloodlands

    Bloodlands
    av Timothy Snyder

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465002399

    Americans call the Second World War The Good War." But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens,and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murde…

  • Bloodlands

    Bloodlands
    av Timothy Snyder

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465031474

    Americans call the Second World War The Good War." But before it even began, America's wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens,and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murde…

  • 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,…

  • Spy Handler

    Spy Handler
    av Gregory Feifer

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465009695

    In his four decades as a KGB officer, Victor Cherkashin was a central player in the shadowy world of Cold War espionage. From his rigorous training in Soviet intelligence in the early 1950s to his prime spot as the KGB's head of counterintelligence…

  • 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.

  • Spymaster

    Spymaster
    av Oleg Kalugin

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465014453

    Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the intelligenc…

  • The Second World Wars

    The Second World Wars
    av Victor Davis Hanson

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781541674103

    World War II sent the youth of the world across the globe in odd alliances against each other. Never before had a conflict been fought simultaneously in so many diverse landscapes on premises that often seemed unrelated. Never before had a conflict…

  • The Second World Wars

    The Second World Wars
    av Victor Davis Hanson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780465066988

    A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historianWorld War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket at…