The Evolution Of Everything

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062296027
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Drawing on fascinating evidence from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high, whether in government, ...

Rational Ritual

Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400846439
Size: 46.76 MB
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Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? Why were circular forms favored for public festivals during the French Revolution? This book answers these questions using a single concept: common knowledge.

Genome The Autobiography Of A Species In 23 Chapters

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007381840
Size: 72.98 MB
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By picking one newly discovered gene from each of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes, and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of life to the brink of future medicine.

Warts And All

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Viking Pr
ISBN: 9780670827336
Size: 48.50 MB
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Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

Do Humankind S Best Days Lie Ahead

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786070774
Size: 16.24 MB
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And we used to.” - Steven Pinker “The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in the future is a fallacy I would have thought confined to the lower reaches of Wall Street.” - Malcolm ...

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307719235
Size: 28.59 MB
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Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Progress

Author: Johan Norberg
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780749511
Size: 58.54 MB
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Dramatic, uplifting and counter-intuitive, Progress is a call for optimism in our pessimistic, doom-laden world.

The Idea Factory

Author: Jon Gertner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101561084
Size: 72.55 MB
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At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Bill Shockley, Claude Shannon, John Pierce, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs.

Nature Via Nurture

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060006781
Size: 77.45 MB
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Documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior.