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  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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    Yuval Noah Harari

     

    **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER**

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    Wellcome Book Prize Nominee for Longlist (2017)

     

    Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.” — Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow

     

    “Thrilling to watch such a talented author trample so freely across so many disciplines… Harari’s skill lies in the way he tilts the prism in all these fields and looks at the world in different ways, providing fresh angles on what we thought we knew… scintillating.” — Financial Times

     

    “Spellbinding… This is a very intelligent book, full of sharp insights and mordant wit… It is a quirky and cool book, with a sliver of ice at its heart… It is hard to imagine anyone could read this book without getting an occasional, vertiginous thrill.” — Guardian

     

    “Harari is an intellectual magpie who has plucked theories and data from many disciplines – including philosophy, theology, computer science and biology – to produce a brilliantly original, thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading.” — Evening Standard (London)

     

    “I enjoyed reading about these topics not from another futurist but from a historian, contextualizing our current ways of thinking amid humanity’s long march–especially…with Harari’s ability to capsulize big ideas memorably and mingle them with a light, dry humor…Harari offers not just history lessons but a meta-history lesson.” — Washington Post

     

    “What elevates Harari above many chroniclers of our age is his exceptional clarity and focus.” — London Sunday Times

     

    “A remarkable book, full of insights and thoughtful reinterpretations of what we thought we knew about ourselves and our history.” — The Guardian

     

    “Provocative…the handiwork of a gifted thinker.” — Jennifer Senior, New York Times

     

    “[A] great book…not only alters the way you see the world after you’ve read it, it also casts the past in a different light. In Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari shows us where mankind is headed in an absolutely clear-sighted & accessible manner.” — Mail on Sunday

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    Big Ideas: 100 Modern Inventions That Have Transformed Our World

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    Alex Hutchinson

     

     From the polio vaccine to the Post-It, the personal computer to Prozac, these are the scientific and technological innovations that have transformed our world. Award-winning author Alex Hutchinson unveils the 100 greatest inventions of the modern era – starting with the discovery of the transistor in 1947 – complete with original photographs and anecdotes about their creation. For example, a candy bar melting in a scientist’s pocket during an experiment led to the invention of the microwave oven.
     Hutchinson consulted 25 experts at 17 museums and universities; their collective expertise spans aeronautics, automobiles, biology, computers, medicine, physics and a host of other fields. The result includes some obvious breakthroughs (the laser, in-vitro fertilization) as well as a host of surprises (waffle-sole running shoes, the pull-top can). This charming book will delight, fascinate and educate.
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    Physics of the Future: The Inventions that will Transform our Lives

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    Michio Kaku

     

    Summons up the sheer wonder of science ― Daily Telegraph

     

    A wide-ranging tour of what to expect from technological progress over the next century or so … fascinating ― Walll Street Journal

     

    Mind-bending … fascinating … engrossing ― San Francisco Chronicle

     

    Michio Kaku’s Physics of the Future: The Inventions that will Transform our Lives is a hypothetical journey through the next 100 years of scientific innovation, as told by the scientists who are making it happen. We all wish we could predict the future, but most of us don’t know enough about the science that makes it possible. That’s why Michio Kaku decided to talk to the people who really know – the visionaries who are already inventing the future in their labs.

     

    Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists, Kaku gives us an insider’s perspective on the revolutionary advances that mean we’ll soon be able to take an elevator into space, access the internet via our contact lenses, scan our DNA for signs of disease and even change the shape of objects – and all still within the laws of known physics.

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    Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential

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    Carol S. Dweck

     

    “Through clever research studies and engaging writing, Dweck illuminates how our beliefs about our capabilities exert tremendous influence on how we learn and which paths we take in life.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes

     

    If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset. – Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start

     

    A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine. – Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University

     

    An utterly compelling story of how the way we think shapes our success. Essential reading for anyone with aspirations. – Matthew Syed, author of Bounce and two-time Olympic athlete

     

    “Everyone should read this book.”—Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick

     

    Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation. – Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock

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    Impossible, Possible, and Improbable: Science Stranger Than Fiction

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    John Gribbin

     

    ‘Gribbin has inspired generations with his popular science writing’ —Jim Al-Khalili

     

    A scintillating collection of short essays that really does cover ‘life, the Universe, and everything’.

     

    From the mysteries of the subatomic world to the curious property of water that makes our planet inhabitable, master of popular science John Gribbin delves into the astonishing facts that underlie our existence.

     

    Some aspects of the quantum world really do seem impossible to ‘common sense’, but have been proved correct by experiments. Other features of the Universe appear obvious, such as the fact that atoms are mostly empty space. But this familiarity hides the truly amazing truths underpinning these observations. And some things merely seem improbable but are also hiding a Deep Truth, such as the fact that the Moon and Sun look the same size as viewed from Earth.

     

    This book will change forever the way you view the world.

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    The Body: A Guide for Occupants

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    Bill Bryson

     

    • SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE

     

    It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book. The Daily Telegraph

     

    Readable and useful … witty, jargon-free prose that glides you through 400 pages. It’s fun to read because it’s not just comprehensive, but quirky. — Richard Morrison ― The Times

     

    Remarkable … Every page is dense with scientific facts written as vividly as a thriller, as well as answers to conundrums such as why we don’t fall out of bed when we are asleep … It is woven through with the kind of human stories that Bryson has made his trademark. ― Mail on Sunday

     

    A directory of wonders. Extraordinary stories about the heart, lungs, genitals … plus some anger and life advice – all delivered in the inimitable Bryson style — Gavin Francis ― Guardian

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    Water: A Biography

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    Giulio Boccaletti

     

    “Brimming with ideas and unexpected correlations, Water is far more than a biography of its nominal subject . . . The book stands as a compelling history of civilization itself.”Gerard Helferich, Wall Street Journal Book Review

     

    “This is one of the most ambitious books that I’ve read in a long time. It is both deep and broad.”—Ari Shapiro, NPR, All Things Considered

     

    “[A] wonderfully detailed account of humankind’s relationship with water . . . During this time of accelerated population growth, climate change, and political instability, Water is essential reading.”George Kendall, Booklist

     

    “It was an inspired idea to write a ‘biography’ of water and Giulio Boccaletti has carried it off in style. His book is impressively global in scope. It ranges from the earliest human societies to questions of water security in our own time, combining bold lines of argument with compelling examples. Ambitious, assured and very well written, Water: A Biography is an impressive and very welcome addition to the literature.” David Blackbourn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair of History, Vanderbilt University.

     

    Spanning millennia and continents, here is a stunningly revealing history of how the distribution of water has shaped human civilization. Boccaletti, of The Nature Conservancy, “tackles the most important story of our time: our relationship with water in a world of looming scarcity” (Kelly McEvers, NPR Host).

     

    Writing with authority and brio, Giulio Boc­caletti—honorary research associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Univer­sity of Oxford—shrewdly combines environmental and social history, beginning with the earliest civ­ilizations of sedentary farmers on the banks of the Nile, the Tigris, and the Euphrates Rivers. Even as he describes how these societies were made possible by sea-level changes from the last glacial melt, he incisively examines how this type of farming led to irrigation and multiple cropping, which, in turn, led to a population explosion and labor specialization.

     

    We see with clarity how irrigation’s structure informed social structure (inventions such as the calendar sprung from agricultural necessity); how in ancient Greece, the communal ownership of wells laid the groundwork for democracy; how the Greek and Roman experiences with water security resulted in systems of taxation; and how the modern world as we know it began with a legal framework for the development of water infrastructure.

     

    Extraordinary for its monumental scope and piercing insightfulness, Water: A Biography richly enlarges our understanding of our relationship to—and fundamental reliance on—the most elemental substance on earth.

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    Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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    Max Tegmark

     

    • THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER.
    •  DAILY TELEGRAPH AND THE TIMES BOOKS OF THE YEAR.
    • SELECTED AS ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2018

     

    All of us – not only scientists, industrialists and generals-should ask ourselves what can we do now to improve the chances of reaping the benefits of future AI and avoiding the risks. This is the most important conversation of our time, and Tegmark’s thought-provoking book will help you join it — Prof. Stephen Hawking

     

    This is a compelling guide to the challenges and choices in our quest for a great future of life, intelligence and consciousness – on Earth and beyond. — Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors

     

    Max seeks to facilitate a much wider conversation about what kind of future we, as a species, would want to create. Though the topics he covers – AI, cosmology, values, even the nature of conscious experience – can be fairly challenging, he presents them in an unintimidating manner that invites the reader to form her own opinions. — Prof. Nick Bostrom, Founder of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, author of Superintelligence

     

    Max’s new book is a deeply thoughtful guide to the most important conversation of our time, about how to create a benevolent future civilization as we merge our biological thinking with an even greater intelligence of our own creation. — Ray Kurzweil, Inventor, Author and Futurist, author of The Singularity is Near and How to Create a Mind

     

    Lucid and engaging […] Tegmark’s explanation of how electronic circuitry – or a human brain – could produce something as evanescent and immaterial as thought is both elegant and enlightening. — Frank Rose ― Wall Street Journal

     

    It should be among the most important items on our political agenda. Unfortunately, AI has so far hardly registered on our political radar … Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0 tries to rectify the situation. Written in an accessible and engaging style, and aimed at the general public, the book offers a political and philosophical map of the promises and perils of the AI revolution. Instead of pushing any one agenda or prediction, Tegmark seeks to cover as much ground as possible, reviewing a wide variety of scenarios concerning the impact of AI on the job market, warfare and political systems. Life 3.0 does a good job of clarifying basic terms and key debates, and in dispelling common myths. — Yuval Noah Harari ― The Guardian

     

    I was riveted by this book. The transformational consequences of AI may soon be upon us­-but will they be utopian or catastrophic? The jury is out, but this enlightening, lively and accessible book by a distinguished scientist helps us to assess the odds. — Prof. Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, cosmology pioneer, author of Our Final Hour

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    Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement

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    Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony & Cass R. Sunstein

     

    The Sunday Times bestseller

     

    From the world-leaders in strategic thinking and the multi-million copy bestselling authors of Thinking Fast and Slow and Nudge, the next big book to change the way you think.

     

    The gold standard for a behavioral science book is to offer novel insights, rigorous evidence, engaging writing, and practical applications. It’s rare for a book to cover more than two of those bases, but Noise rounds all four—it’s a home run. Get ready for some of the world’s greatest minds to help you rethink how you evaluate people, make decisions, and solve problems.”―Adam Grant, author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

     

    “Noise completes a trilogy that started with Thinking, Fast and Slow and Nudge. Together, they highlight what all leaders need to know to improve their own decisions, and more importantly, to improve decisions throughout their organizations. Noise reveals a critical lever for improving decisions, not captured in much of the existing behavioral economics literature. I encourage you to read Noise soon, before noise destroys more decisions in your organization.”―Max H. Bazerman, author of Better, Not Perfect

     

    “The influence of Noise should be seismic, as it explores a fundamental yet grossly underestimated peril of human judgment. Deepening its must-read status, it provides accessible methods for reducing the decisional menace.”―Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion

     

    “Choices matter. Unfortunately, many of the choices people make are fundamentally flawed by the presence of noise, the subject of this absolutely fascinating and essential book. It is deeply researched, thoughtful, and accessible. I began it with a sense of intrigue and concluded it with a sense of celebration. We can make better choices in business, politics, and our personal lives. This book lights the way.”―Rita McGrath, author of Seeing Around Corners

     

    “Brilliant! Noise goes deep on an under-appreciated source of error in human judgment: randomness. The story of noise has lacked the charisma of the story of cognitive bias…until now. Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein bring noise to life, making a compelling case for why we should take random variation in human judgment as seriously as we do bias and offering practical solutions for reducing noise (and bias) in judgment.”
    Annie Duke, author of Thinking in Bets

     

    Noise may be the most important book I’ve read in more than a decade. A genuinely new idea so exceedingly important you will immediately put it into practice. A masterpiece.”―Angela Duckworth, author of Grit

     

    “In Noise, the authors brilliantly apply their unique and novel insights into the flaws in human judgment to every sphere of human endeavor: from moneyball coaches to central bankers to military commanders to heads of state. Noise is a masterful achievement and a landmark in the field of psychology.“―Philip E. Tetlock, coauthor of Superforecasting

     

    “The earth has been so fully explored that scientists can’t possibly discover a previously unknown mammal the size of an elephant. The same could be said about the landscape of decision-making, yet Kahneman, Sibony, and Sunstein have discovered a problem as large as an elephant: noise. In this important book they show us why noise matters, why there’s so much more of it than we realize, and how to reduce it. Implementing their advice would give us more profitable businesses, healthier citizens, a fairer legal system, and happier lives.”―Jonathan Haidt, NYU Stern School of Business

     

    Noise is an absolutely brilliant investigation of a massive societal problem that has been hiding in plain sight.”―Steven Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics

     

    “A tour de force of scholarship and clear writing.”―New York Times

     

    “Well-researched, convincing and practical book . . . written by the all-star team . . . The details and evidence will satisfy rigorous and demanding readers, as will the multiple viewpoints it offers on noise. Every academic, policymaker, leader and consultant ought to read this book. People with the power and persistence required to apply the insights in Noise will make more humane and fair decisions, save lives, and prevent time, money and talent from going to waste.”―Robert Sutton, Washington Post

     

    “Compelling…A humbling lesson in inaccuracy.”―Financial Times

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    Before the Big Bang: The Origin of Our Universe from the Multiverse

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    Laura Mersini-Houghton

     

    Laura Mersini-Houghton’s Before the Big Bang provides a fascinating account of the background and underlying motives for her intriguing proposal for the physical principles that may have governed the explosive origin of our universe — Roger Penrose, University of Oxford, Nobel laureate, and author of Cycles of Time and The Road to Reality

     

    What if our universe, vast though it may be, is but an infinitesimal fragment of reality? What would this ‘multiverse’ be like? What would be the implications? And how could we possibly test the idea? There is no better guide to the bizarre, and sometimes paradoxical, cosmic super-realm than Laura Mersini-Houghton, who has devoted her research to seeking the tell-tale signs in the sky hinting that our universe is indeed not alone — Paul Davies, Arizona State University and author of What’s Eating the Universe? And other cosmic questions

     

    From one of the world’s most renowned cosmologists, Before the Big Bang offers insights into the Big Bang and, beyond it, into the majestic world of a quantum multiverse. The tale of Laura Mersini-Houghton’s journey of discovery, interlaced with her personal stories of growing up in communist Albania and breaking free of its confines, makes for a fascinating read — Stephon Alexander, Brown University, and author of Fear of a Black Universe and The Jazz of Physics

     

    A fascinating and unusual hybrid of pop science and memoir… The author’s explanation of such exotic ideas is vivid and good-humoured, and much enlivened by tableaux from her education in Albania — Stephen Poole ― Daily Telegraph, 5*

     

    A revolutionary new account of our universe’s creation—and a breathtaking exploration of the landscape from which we sprang—from one of the world’s most celebrated cosmologists

     

    What came before the Big Bang, and what exists outside of the universe it created? Until recently, scientists could only guess at what lay past the edge of space-time. However, as pioneering theoretical physicist Laura Mersini-Houghton explains, new scientific tools are now giving us the ability to peer beyond the limits of our universe and to test our theories about what is there. And what we are finding is upending everything we thought we knew about the cosmos and our place in it.

     

    Mersini-Houghton is no stranger to boundaries—or to pushing through them. As a child growing up in Communist Albania, she discovered a universe beyond her walled-off world through the study of math and science, and through music. As a female cosmologist in a male-dominated field, she transcended the limits that society and her profession tried to place on her. And as a trailblazing researcher, she helped to revolutionize the study of our universe by revealing that, far from living in a cosmic Albania, with a world that ends at its borders, we are part of a larger family of universes—a multiverse—that holds wonders we are only beginning to unlock. Mersini-Houghton’s groundbreaking research suggests that we sit in a quantum landscape whose peaks and valleys hide a multitude of other universes, and even hold the secret to the origins of existence itself. Recent evidence has revealed the signatures of such sibling universes in our own night sky, confirming Mersini-Houghton’s theoretical work and offering humbling evidence that our universe is just one member of an unending cosmic family.

     

    The incredible scientific saga of one woman’s mind-expanding journey through the multiverse, Before the Big Bang will reshape our understanding of humanity’s place in the unfathomable vastness of the cosmos.

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    A Thousand Brains : The New Theory Of Intelligence

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    Jeff Hawkins

     

    “In this fascinating book, Jeff Hawkins develops a new theory about the nature of human intelligence and the recurrent dispute between our old instinctive reptilian brains and the think box contained in our mammalian neocortex. Hawkins also explores the consequences of creating truly intelligent robots, which he suggests is achievable within several decades.”
    John ThornhillFinancial Times

     

    “Intriguing…. Insightful stuff for readers immersed in the labyrinthine world of neuroscience.”―Kirkus

     

    A Thousand Brains eloquently expresses the ultimate goal of thousands of scientists: to understand the mechanics of the human mind. Jeff Hawkins uses wonderfully clear and fast-moving prose to give an accessible overview of a theory of human intelligence that is likely to be very influential in the future.”―Michael Hasselmo, Director, Boston University Center for Systems Neuroscience

     

    “Jeff Hawkins’ book is that rare beast: A new theory about one of the oldest mysteries, the mystery of intelligence. The book is thoughtful and original, erudite and visionary. A must read for anyone interested in how the next breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will emerge from the recent (and not so recent) discoveries in neuroscience.”―Anthony Zador, professor of neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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    How Not to be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Everyday Life

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    Jordan Ellenberg

     

    How Not to be Wrong” by Jordan Ellenberg is a bestselling book that challenges the perception of math as an abstract set of rules and reveals its relevance in our everyday lives. Ellenberg explores how mathematics touches on everything we do, from the mundane to the cosmic, and how it uncovers hidden structures beneath the chaotic surface of the world. Through engaging examples, the author shows us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore, and when to change the equation entirely. The book covers various topics, including calculus, Gödel’s theorem, and practical applications like determining when to catch a flight. “How Not to be Wrong” offers readers a fresh perspective on the power and significance of mathematical thinking in navigating the complexities of the world.

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