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How History Gets Things Wrong: The Neuroscience of our Addiction to Stories

Alex Rosenberg · The MIT Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Why we learn the wrong things from narrative history, and how our love for stories is hard-wired.To understand something, you need to know its history. Right? Wrong, says Alex Rosenberg in How History Gets Things Wrong. Feeling especially well-informed after reading a book of popular history...
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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Tom Phillips · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they've walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're true winners. But it hasn't always been smooth sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to truly f*ck things...
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Shattered Dreams: The Lost and Canceled Space Missions

Colin Burgess · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Shattered Dreams delves into the personal stories and recollections of several men and women who were in line to fly a specific or future space mission but lost that opportunity due to personal reasons, mission cancellations, or even tragedies. While some of the subjects are familiar names...
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Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory: The Theoretical Minimum

Leonard Susskind · Basic Books
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

A funny, insightful, and self-contained guide to Einstein's relativity theory and classical field theories--including electromagnetismPhysicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's...
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