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An entertaining, surprising, and ultimately inspiring look at what happens when we talk to strangers, and why it affects everything from our own health and well-being to the rise and fall of nations, in the tradition of Susan Cain’s Quiet and Y...
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An epic exploration of who writes about the past and how the biases of certain storytellers—from Julius Caesar to William Shakespeare to Simon Schama—continue to influence our ideas about history (and about who we are) today There ...
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A smart and thought-provoking cultural history of heaven.What do we think of when we think about heaven? What might it look like? Who or what might be there?Since humans began to huddle together for protection thousands of years ago, these questions ...
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“This is history on a grand scale, with a sweep and ambition that is rare… A proper historical epic of dazzling range and achievement.” —William Dalrymple, The Guardian The epic history of the crossroads...
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"This book is a tour de force." -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and TakeA revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James SuzmanWork defines who we are. It determines our statu...
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From a brilliant young historian, a colorful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations.In the two hundred millennia of our existence, nothin...
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"A tour de force on par with Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari"—Booklist (starred review)"One to savor"—Publishers Weekly (starred review)An historically unprecedented disconnect between humanity and the heavens has opened. Jo Marchant's ...
ISBN: 9780593292433Unabridged Download
Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? Who invented soap? This madcap adventure across ancient history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind these and other ...
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"A revelation of the drive and creative flux of the metropolis over time."--Nature"This is a must-read book for any city dweller with a voracious appetite for understanding the wonders of cities and why we're so attracted to them."--Zahi Hawass, auth...
ISBN: 9781984842862Unabridged Download
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.“F...
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and the Renaissance ...
ISBN: 9780525531869Unabridged Download
A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decadesFor almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the "Studies in Grand Strategy" seminar taught by Jo...
ISBN: 9780525528555Unabridged Download