Social Science - General

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We...

Charles Duhigg

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover...

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Published: Mar 2012

The Tipping Point: How Little Things ...

Malcolm Gladwell

The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life,' writes...

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Published: Apr 2007

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Hu...

Jared Diamond

Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the...

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Published: Jun 2011

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matte...

Atul Gawande

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, in...

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Published: Oct 2014

Connected: The Surprising Power of So...

Nicholas A. Christakis

Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.

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Published: Sep 2009

$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Ri...

Christopher Steiner

Imagine an everyday world in which the price of gasoline (and oil) continues to go up, and up, and up. Think about the immediate impact that would have on our lives.Of course, everybody already knows how about gasoline has affected ou...

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Published: Jul 2009

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Cu...

Chuck Klosterman

The author of Fargo Rock City explores a range of modern cultural phenomena, including Internet pornography, tribute bands, baseball rivalries, and reality television, as he explores the role of the media in American life. Reprint. 10...

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Published: Jun 2006

Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book S...

Harry Brod

Zeddy Lawrence once said, "It may not be true in all cases, but it's a pretty good rule of thumb. If the word 'man' appears at the end of someone's name you can draw one of two conclusions: a) they're Jewish, as in Goldman, Feldm...

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Published: Nov 2012

The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Ar...

James Surowiecki

pi"No one in this world, so far as I know, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people."  —H. L. Menckenbr brH. L. Mencken was wrong.In this endlessly fascinating book,...

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Published: May 2004

Race and Culture: A World View

Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is one of America's leading voices on matters of race and ethnicity. In his book, Inside American Education, he surveyed the ills of American education from the primary grades to graduate school with ''an impressive rang...

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Published: Oct 2010

Simpleology: The Simple Science of Ge...

Mark Joyner

Success is simple, and scientifically reproducible, if you know the 5 Laws Simpleology proves that success and happiness are easier to achieve than most people think they are. In fact, people can almost guarantee their own succ...

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Published: May 2007

No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulat...

Christopher Hitchens

"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive." In NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO, a New York Times bestseller, C...

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Published: Apr 2012

Prime Time: Love; Health; Sex; Fitnes...

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda, the #1 bestselling author, actress, and workout pioneer, explores in this inspiring book how to make all of your life Prime Time. Sex, love, food, fitness, self-understanding, spiritual and social growth—Fonda writes wit...

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Published: Aug 2011

The Number: A Completely Different Wa...

Lee Eisenberg

Describes how the author successfully secured his family's financial future by changing jobs and moving halfway across the country, sharing the stories of numerous baby boomers that offer insight into achieving key financial goals.

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Published: Jan 2006

Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit

Joseph Epstein

To his successful examinations of some of the most powerful forces in modern life—envy, ambition, snobbery, friendship—the keen observer and critic Joseph Epstein now adds Gossip. No trivial matter, despite its reputation, gossip,...

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Published: Dec 2011

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Ma...

Martin A. Lee

Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in a culture war that has never ceased. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame gover...

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Published: Aug 2012

Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret ...

David E. Sanger

FROM INSIDE OBAMA'S SITUATION ROOM . . . THE CRITICAL MOMENTS IN THE COVERT WAR AGAINST IRAN, THE STRUGGLES TO DEAL WITH A RECALCITRANT PAKISTAN AND ITS FAST-GROWING NUCLEAR ARSENAL, THE TENSIONS WITH THE AMERICAN MILITARY OVER AFGANI...

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Published: Jun 2012

A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Or...

Thomas Sowell

In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and self...

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Published: May 2011

A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Or...

Thomas Sowell

In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and self...

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Published: May 2011

The World is Flat: A Brief History of...

Thomas L. Friedman

When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development in the first few years of the twenty-first century? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war...

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Published: Apr 2005

The Digital Divide: Writings for and ...

Mark Bauerlein

Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time. Some see the technological breakthroughs we live with as hopeful and democratic new steps...

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Published: Sep 2011

Arrival of the Gods: Revealing the Al...

Erich Daniken

Nazca, once only an isolated settlement in the midst of the Peruvian desert, is today the meeting place for archaeologists from around the world. From here you can fly over the celebrated Nazca pampa and appreciate the massive scale o...

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Published: May 2011

Pathways to the Gods: The Stones of K...

Erich Daniken

A spaceport in the Andes! A computer chart in Egyptian ruins! Primitive sculptures of figures wearing space suits! Erich von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods stunned the world with the archaeological discovery that alien beings once ...

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Published: May 2011

Signs of the Gods?

Erich Daniken

Were human beings created by powers from outer space? Did extraterrestrial giants build the megaliths of Malta and the menhirs of Brittany? Was the Ark of the Covenant a machine built by the astronaut gods?In Signs of the Gods? Erich ...

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Published: May 2011

The Gold of the Gods

Erich Daniken

Erich von Daniken, whose books have enthralled millions of readers around the world, now presents astonishing new confirmation for his revolutionary theories.Erich von Daniken's The Gold of the Gods unveils new evidence of an intergal...

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Published: May 2011

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation ...

Ross Douthat

As the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times and the author of the critically acclaimed books Privilege and Grand New Party, Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generati...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly D...

Erika Eichenseer

In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Sch'nwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Sch'nwerth's work was lost-until a few years...

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Published: Jun 2015

Abundance: The Future Is Better Than ...

Steven Kotler

We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future...

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Published: Mar 2012

Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and B...

Steven Kotler

"Bold is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world—and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it." —President Bill ClintonBold is a radic...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You ...

Hooman Majd

It was an annus horribilis for Iran's Supreme Leader. The Green Movement had been crushed, but the regime was on edge, anxious lest democratic protests resurge. International sanctions were dragging down the economy while talk of war ...

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Published: Nov 2013
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