Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens n nHow did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human r

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly EverythingIn Bryson s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge to understand and, if possible, answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from

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A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of TimeIn the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking s classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with than nine million copies in forty languages sold worldwide That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the uni

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells taken without her knowledge became one of the most important tools in medicine The first immortal human cells grown in culture, they

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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe

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Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for MeaningPsychiatrist Viktor Frankl s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope wit

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Educated

EducatedTara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and heale

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A People's History of the United States

A People's History of the United StatesLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinn s iconic A People s History of the United States a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those whose plight has been largely omitted from most histories Packed with vivid details and telling quotations, Zinn s award winning

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem For two thousand years, cadavers some willingly, some unwittingly have been involved in science s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the goo

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