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  • The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

    The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
    av Michael Lewis

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393881554

    Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis's taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical vi…

  • The Overstory

    The Overstory
    av Richard Powers

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393356687

    The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of--and paean to--the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richar…

  • Norse Mythology

    Norse Mythology
    av Neil Gaiman

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393356182

    Bestselling and much loved author Neil Gaiman, whose novel American Gods has been adapted into a major television series, brings vividly to life the stories of Norse mythology that have inspired his own extraordinary writing in this number one Sunda…

  • Norse Mythology

    Norse Mythology
    av Neil Gaiman

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393609097

    Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales.In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays tru…

  • Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

    Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
    av Richard H. Thaler

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393352795

    Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans--predictable, error-prone individuals. Misbehaving is his arresting, frequently hilarious account of the struggle to…

  • Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution

    Paid for: My Journey Through Prostitution
    av Rachel Moran

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393351972

    "The best work by anyone on prostitution ever, Rachel Moran's Paid For fuses the memoirist's lived poignancy with the philosopher's conceptual sophistication. The result is riveting, compelling, incontestable. Impossible to put down. This book provi…

  • Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945

    Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
    av Ian W. Toll

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393868302

    In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific Wa…

  • Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis
    av Serhii Plokhy

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393540819

    Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today's world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we must relearn the lessons…

  • The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

    The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
    av David S. Landes

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393318883

    The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? Th…

  • Philip Roth: The Biography

    Philip Roth: The Biography
    av Blake Bailey

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393240726

    Appointed by Philip Roth and granted independence and complete access, Blake Bailey spent years poring over Roth's personal archive, interviewing his friends, lovers, and colleagues, and engaging Roth himself in breathtakingly candid conversations.…

  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

    The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
    av Nicholas Carr

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393357820

    Nicholas Carr's bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet's bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition incl…

  • How to Lie with Statistics

    How to Lie with Statistics
    av Darrell Huff

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393310726

    From distorted graphs and biased samples to misleading averages, there are countless statistical dodges that lend cover to anyone with an ax to grind or a product to sell. With abundant examples and illustrations, Darrell Huff's lively and engaging…

  • The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

    The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
    av Michael Lewis

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393254594

    Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systemat…

  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
    av Michael Lewis

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393351590

    Guaranteed to make blood boil. --Janet Maslin, New York TimesIn Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. They band together--so…

  • The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values

    The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values
    av Brian Christian

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393635829

    Today's "machine-learning" systems, trained by data, are so effective that we've invited them to see and hear for us--and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of mac…

  • The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values

    The Alignment Problem: Machine Learning and Human Values
    av Brian Christian

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393868333

    Today's "machine-learning" systems, trained by data, are so effective that we've invited them to see and hear for us--and to make decisions on our behalf. But alarm bells are ringing. Recent years have seen an eruption of concern as the field of mac…

  • Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution

    Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution
    av Philip Lieberman

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393344790

    "This book is about language and its evolution, yet it also is an adventure in learning about the human brain and how it works. The mystery of how speech organs make sounds is exposed, as is the incredible cognitive processing that is needed to prod…

  • I Say Me for a Parable: The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman

    I Say Me for a Parable: The Oral Autobiography of Mance Lipscomb, Texas Bluesman
    av Mance Lipscomb

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393333275

    Lipscomb (1895-1976), the son of a slave, lived almost his whole life in Navasota, Texas, supporting his family by tenant farming cotton. Here Mance relates the hard times working for the bossman and good times playing the blues all over his patch o…

  • Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

    Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
    av David Quammen

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393346619

    In 2020, the novel coronavirus gripped the world in a global pandemic and led to the death of hundreds of thousands. The source of the previously unknown virus? Bats. This phenomenon--in which a new pathogen comes to humans from wildlife--is known a…

  • Hello, Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life

    Hello, Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life
    av Fumio Sasaki

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324005582

    Fumio Sasaki changed his life when he became a minimalist. But before minimalism could really stick, he had to make it a habit. All of us live our lives based on the habits we've formed, from when we get up in the morning to what we eat and drink to…

  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design

    The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
    av Richard Dawkins

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393351491

    The Blind Watchmaker is the seminal text for understanding evolution today. In the eighteenth century, theologian William Paley developed a famous metaphor for creationism: that of the skilled watchmaker. In The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins cr…

  • Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

    Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
    av Fumio Sasaki

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393609035

    Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo--he's just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to every…

  • Underland: A Deep Time Journey

    Underland: A Deep Time Journey
    av Robert MacFarlane

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393358094

    In Underland, Robert Macfarlane delivers an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. Traveling through the dizzying expanse of geologic time--from prehistoric art in Norwegian sea ca…

  • The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene

    The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene
    av Richard Greene

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393084320

    One of the most celebrated British writers of his generation, Graham Greene's own story was as strange and compelling as those he told of Pinkie the Mobster, Harry Lime, or the Whisky Priest. A journalist and MI6 officer, Greene sought out the inner…

  • The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene

    The Unquiet Englishman: A Life of Graham Greene

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324020264

    One of the most celebrated British writers of his generation, Graham Greene's own story was as strange and compelling as those he told of Pinkie the Mobster, Harry Lime, or the Whisky Priest. A journalist and MI6 officer, Greene sought out the inner…

  • The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
    av Stephen Greenblatt

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393343403

    In the winter of 1417, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties plucked a very old manuscript off a dusty shelf in a remote monastery, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. He was Poggio Bracciolin…

  • Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death

    Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death
    av Caitlin Doughty

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393652703

    Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. The best questions come from kids. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma hav…

  • Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War

    Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War
    av Jeff Shesol

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324003243

    If the United States couldn't catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War--a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, test…

  • Spetsnaz: The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces

    Spetsnaz: The Inside Story of the Soviet Special Forces
    av Viktor Suvorov

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393335576

    This is the first comprehensive insight for the West into a Soviet army within an army whose existence has been known until recently only to a few highly placed people--most of whom would deny it.The spetsnaz Soviet special forces are one of the mor…

  • What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology

    What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology
    av Paul Nurse

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393541151

    The renowned biologist Paul Nurse has spent his career revealing how living cells work. In What Is Life?, he takes up the challenge of describing what it means to be alive in a way that every reader can understand.It is a shared journey of discovery…

  • Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel

    Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel
    av Stephen Budiansky

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324005445

    Nearly a hundred years after its publication, Kurt G del's famous proof that every mathematical system must contain propositions that are true--yet never provable--continues to unsettle mathematics, philosophy, and computer science. Yet unlike Einst…

  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

    From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
    av Caitlin Doughty

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393356281

    Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world's f…

  • Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo

    Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo
    av Sean B. Carroll

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393327793

    An introduction to evolutionary developmental biology demonstrates how the many forms of animals evolved and came into being, documenting how the Evo Devo branch of science proved that all animal organs and appendages, from arms and legs to wings an…

  • Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals

    Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals
    av Saidiya Hartman

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393357622

    Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. In wrestling with the question of wh…

  • Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers

    Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers
    av John Kay, Mervyn King

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324004776

    Some uncertainties are resolvable. The insurance industry's actuarial tables and the gambler's roulette wheel both yield to the tools of probability theory. Most situations in life, however, involve a deeper kind of uncertainty, a radical uncertaint…

  • Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

    Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
    av Frans de Waal

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393357837

    Mama's Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals, beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. Her story and others like it--from dogs "adopting" the injuries of…

  • From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

    From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
    av Daniel C. Dennett

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393355505

    How did we come to have minds? For centuries, poets, philosophers, psychologists, and physicists have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled abilities. Disciples of Darwin have explained how natural selection produced plants, but what a…

  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
    av Michael Lewis

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393353150

    From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and I…

  • The Shadow King

    The Shadow King
    av Maaza Mengiste

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393358513

    Set during Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who find…

  • The Mandarins

    The Mandarins
    av Simone De Beauvoir

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393318838

    In her most famous novel, The Mandarins, Simone de Beauvoir takes an unflinching look at Parisian intellectual society at the end of World War II. In fictionally relating the stories of those around her -- Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Arthur Koes…

  • Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis
    av Robert F. Kennedy

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393318340

    During the thirteen days in October 1962 when the United States confronted the Soviet Union over its installation of missiles in Cuba, few people shared the behind-the-scenes story as it is told here by the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. In this un…

  • Death and the King's Horseman

    Death and the King's Horseman
    av Wole Soyinka

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393322996

    Based on events that took place in Oyo, an ancient Yoruba city of Nigeria, in 1946, Wole Soyinka's powerful play concerns the intertwined lives of Elesin Oba, the king's chief horseman; his son, Olunde, now studying medicine in England; and Simon Pi…

  • Feminine Sexuality

    Feminine Sexuality
    av Professor Jacques Lacan

    Pocket - 1985 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393302110

    Psychoanalysis is certainly one of the most contested areas of debate within feminism. This book presents articles on feminine sexuality by Lacan and members of the ecole freudienne, the school of psychoanalysis that Lacan directed in Paris from 196…

  • Why the Allies Won

    Why the Allies Won
    av Richard Overy

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393316193

    Richard Overy's bold book begins by throwing out the stock answers to this great question: Germany doomed itself to defeat by fighting a two-front war; the Allies won by sheer weight of material strength. In fact, by 1942 Germany controlled almost t…

  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

    Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
    av Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393087000

    Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of h…

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange
    av Anthony Burgess

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393341768

    In Anthony Burgess's influential nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, a teen who talks in a fantastically inventive slang that evocatively renders his and his fri…

  • Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present

    Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present
    av Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781324001546

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the expert on the strongman playbook employed by authoritarian demagogues from Mussolini to Putin--enabling her to predict with uncanny accuracy the recent experience in America. In Strongmen, she lays bare the blueprint these lead…

  • Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present

    Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present
    av Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393868418

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the expert on the strongman playbook employed by authoritarian demagogues from Mussolini to Putin--enabling her to predict with uncanny accuracy the recent experience in America. In Strongmen, she lays bare the blueprint these lead…

  • Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
    av Mary Roach

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393245448

    Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries--panic, exhaustion, heat, noise--and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Tea…

  • Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
    av Mary Roach

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393354379

    Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries--panic, exhaustion, heat, noise--and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Tea…

  • Everybody: A Book about Freedom

    Everybody: A Book about Freedom
    av Olivia Laing

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393608779

    The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of th…

  • The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944

    The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
    av Ian W. Toll

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393353204

    This masterful history encompasses the heart of the Pacific War--the period between mid-1942 and mid-1944--when parallel Allied counteroffensives north and south of the equator washed over Japan's far-flung island empire like a conquering tide, conc…

  • The Norton Introduction to Literature

    The Norton Introduction to Literature
    av Kelly J. Mays

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393420463

  • The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

    The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine
    av Janice P. Nimura

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393635546

    Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was destined for a mission beyond the scope of ordinary womanhood. Though the world at first recoiled at the notion of a woman studying medicine, her intelligence and intensity ultimately won h…

  • Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World

    Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World
    av Lynn Hill

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780393324334

    The memoirs of the woman rock climber who was the first person to accomplish a "free ascent" of the Nose on Yosemite's El Capitan describe her early days as a Hollywood stunt artist, friendships with other climbers, near-fatal eighty-foot fall, and…