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Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World

Clive Thompson · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Hello, world.Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological...
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That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

Sunita Puri · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Spiritually grounded, poetic, and brilliant . . . Puri has claimed her place in the ranks of illustrious physician-writers." --Katy Butler, author of Knocking on Heaven's DoorAs the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr. Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between...
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Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez · Abrams Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women...
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Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine

Thomas Hager · Abrams Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Behind every landmark drug is a story. It could be an oddball researcher's genius insight, a catalyzing moment in geopolitical history, a new breakthrough technology, or an unexpected but welcome side effect discovered during clinical trials. Piece together these stories, as Thomas Hager...
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Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again

Eric Topol · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

One of America's top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship--the heart of medicine--is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their...
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The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity

Amy Webb · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the...
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The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World

Paul Morland · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling new history of the past 200 years, recast as a story of population: how irrepressible demographic changes and mass migrations have made and unmade nations, continents, and empires The advance and subsequent retreat of the British Empire; the emergence of America as a superpower;...
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Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths: The Fascinating History of the World's Most Powerful Gems and Stones

Athena Perrakis · Fair Winds Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

To access the power of crystals, you must know their stories. Crystal Lore, Legends & Myths presents these fascinating histories and legends of the world's crystals. Crystals, gems, and semi-precious stones have long been sought for their beauty, power, and utility. Historically...
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The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -? Stories from Science and Observation

Peter Wohlleben · Greystone Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The final book in The Mysteries of Nature trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben. Nature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make...
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