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Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Steven Kotler · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

It's the biggest revolution you've never heard of, and it's hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harpercollins
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost
The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

Donna Freitas · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought...
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Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness
Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness

Joe Moran · Yale University Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A deeply perceptive and beautifully written cultural history of shyness, from one of our most astute observers of the everyday Shyness is a pervasive human trait: even most extroverts know what it is like to stand tongue-tied at the fringe of an unfamiliar group or flush with embarrassment...
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The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

Kevin Mitnick · Little
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumer's identities are being stolen, and a person's every step...
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From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds
From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds

Daniel C Dennett · Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

One of America's foremost philosophers offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind.How did we come to have minds?For centuries, this question has intrigued psychologists, physicists, poets, and philosophers, who have wondered how the human mind developed its unrivaled...
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The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Florence Williams · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

An intrepid investigation into nature's restorative benefits by a prize-winning author.For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla...
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The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing
The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing

Damion Searls · Crown Publishing
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The captivating untold story of Hermann Rorschach and his famous inkblot test, which has shaped our view of human personality and become a fixture in popular culture In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human...
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The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat
The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat

Stephan M D Guyenet · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From an obesity and neuroscience researcher with a knack for engaging, humorous storytelling, The Hungry Brain uses cutting-edge science to answer the questions: why do we overeat, and what can we do about it? No one wants to overeat. And certainly no one wants to overeat for years, become...
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Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History

Bill Schutt · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 329
Format: Print book

Eating one's own kind is completely natural behavior in thousands of species, including humans. Throughout history we have engaged in cannibalism for reasons related to famine, burial rites, and medicine. Cannibalism has also been used as a form of terrorism and as the ultimate expression...
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