The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Signal

ISBN:0771038690

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International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold?

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Sapiens

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Signal

ISBN:0771038526

Total Pages:512

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 1

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Signal

ISBN:0771038755

Total Pages:256

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Volume one of the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. How can we see the big picture without getting caught up in an infinity of little details? One way is to step back, to look at the really big picture: the entire history of the human species. Sapiens: A Graphic History, The Birth of Humankind is the story of how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth, capable of splitting the atom, flying to the Moon, and manipulating the genetic code of life. With Yuval Noah Harari as your guide, and accompanied by characters like Prehistoric Bill, Dr. Fiction, and Detective Lopez, you are invited to take a ride on the wild side of history. The graphic format offers readers a new intellectual and artistic exploration of the past. Human evolution is reimagined as a tacky reality TV show. The first encounter between Sapiens and Neanderthals is explored through the master-pieces of modern art. The extinction of the mammoths and saber-toothed tigers is retold as a "whodunit" movie. Sapiens: A Graphic History is a radical, and radically fun, retelling of the story of humankind, bursting with wit, humor, and colorful characters. If you want to know why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people—read this book.

A Book Review of Harari's

Author:Henry Appleyard

Publisher:GRIN Verlag

ISBN:3668463263

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Literature Review from the year 2017 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: A, University of Auckland, language: English, abstract: Homo sapiens make sense of the world through stories, contextualising consciences in communication and interaction. This was the premise for Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), looking back at the last 75,000 years of human socio-cultural evolution “to ask big questions and answer them scientifically”. In a similar vein, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015) looks forward, hypothesising on this growing symbiotic relationship with artificial intelligence (AI) as the next stage of evolution. What we see in the Anthropocene epoch is the writing of history and stories shifting to computational processes, narrated by the user/human but plotted by AI.

Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Signal

ISBN:077100026X

Total Pages:240

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Volume two of Sapiens: A Graphic History: the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon. Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens: A Graphic History tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. Sound sombre? Not with this cast of entertaining characters, returning from Volume I to explore the Agricultural Revolution. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (turned farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction – are all back to travel the length and breadth of human history. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to entrap humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. With guest appearances by Thomas Jefferson, Scarlet O’Hara and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And there’s plenty more genre-bending to enjoy in this book. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China, while the history of inequality is scouted out in a superhero detective story.

Summary of Homo Deus

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Publisher:Gatsby

ISBN:3965085751

Total Pages:38

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, authored by Yuval Noah Harari, was published in 2015. The book delves deeply into the past, present and future of the world and humans in light of religion, science and technology. It takes both the past and present into account to forecast the future and highlights the risks caused by artificial intelligence and other technological progress that humans may encounter.

Homo Deus (Tamil)

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Manjul Publishing

ISBN:9388241703

Total Pages:504

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“மனிதர்கள் கடவுளரைக் கண்டுபிடித்தபோது வரலாறு தொடங்கியது. மனிதர்களே கடவுளராக மாறும்போது வரலாறு முடிவுக்கு வந்துவிடும்.” - யுவால் நோவா ஹராரி ஹோமோ சேப்பியன்ஸ் ஹோமோ டியஸாக (லத்தீன் மொழியில் ‘டியஸ்’ என்றால் கடவுள்; ஹோமோ டியஸ் என்றால் மனிதக் கடவுள்) மாறிக் கொண்டிருக்கின்றன இந்நேரத்தில், நமக்கு நாமே எத்தகைய தலைவிதிகளை நிர்ணயித்துக் கொள்ளப் போகிறோம்? பரிணாம வளர்ச்சியின் முதன்மை ஆற்றலான இயற்கைத் தேர்ந்தெடுப்புச் செயல்முறையின் இடத்தைச் செயற்கைத் தேர்ந்தெடுப்புச் செயல்முறை எடுத்துக் கொள்ளும்போது மனிதகுலத்தின் எதிர்காலம் எவ்வாறு மாறும்? நம்முடைய விருப்பங்களையும் அரசியல் தேர்ந்தெடுப்புகளையும் பற்றி நம்மைவிட அதிகமாக கூகுளும் முகநூலும் தெரிந்து வைத்திருக்கும்போது ஜனநாயகத்தின் நிலைமை என்னவாகும்? கணினிகள் மனிதர்களின் வேலைகளைப் பறித்துக் கொண்டு, ‘பயனற்ற வர்க்கம்’ என்ற ஒரு புதிய, மிகப் ப வர்க்கத்தைத் தோற்றுவிக்கும்போது, அரசின் மானிய உதவியோடு வாழும் மக்களை உள்ளடக்கிய நாடுகளுக்கு என்ன நேரும்? நம்முடைய சொந்த அழிவு சக்திகளிடமிருந்து இந்த மென்மையான உலகத்தையும் ஒட்டுமொத்த மனிதகுலத்தையும் நாம் எவ்வாறு பாதுகாப்போம்? நம்மை அதிர வைக்கின்றன இது போன்ற பல கேள்விகளை நம்மை நோக்கி ஏவி, சுவாரசியமாகவும் சிந்தனையைத் தூண்டும் விதத்திலும் அவற்றுக்கு இந்நூலில் விடை காண முயற்சித்துள்ளார் பேராசிரியர் ஹராரி. 21ம் நூற்றாண்டைச் செதுக்கி வடிவமைக்கக்கூடிய இனிய கனவுகளையும் கொடுங்கனவுகளையும் பற்றிய ஒரு வெள்ளோட்டத்தை ஹோமோ டியஸ் எனும் இந்நூல் நமக்குக் கொடுக்கிறது.

Machines of Loving Grace

Author:John Markoff

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062266705

Total Pages:400

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As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smaller tasks of everyday life to the farthest reaches of the internet. There is little doubt that robots are now an integral part of society, and cheap sensors and powerful computers will ensure that, in the coming years, these robots will soon act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immense computing power, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, at the birth of the intelligent machine: Will we control these systems, or will they control us? In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Over the recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, reintroducing this difficult ethical quandary with newer and far weightier consequences. As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s, to the modern day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding tech corridor between Boston and New York, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work. We are on the verge of a technological revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized. Developers must now draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine, or risk upsetting the delicate balance between them.

Summary of Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus

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Publisher:Milkyway Media

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Buy now to get the main key ideas from Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus In Homo Deus (2015), Yuval Noah Harari examines new and futuristic approaches to human evolution and explores what might occur once old myths combine with superhuman technologies. He also discusses the threats that liberalism will encounter in the near future and suggests a greater cosmic plan, giving a brief glimpse of what the future might look like in the light of technology. The techno-religion of Dataism will ultimately replace traditional religions by creating Homo deus, a new human entity that will supersede Homo sapiens. Although humanity’s time on Earth has shaped all aspects of life and nature, it is now time for biology, alongside technology, to decide the future. Harari aims to raise three key issues about this future: Is life really just data processing? Which is more valuable, intelligence or consciousness? What will happen if our algorithms know us better than we know ourselves?

Homo Deus (Hindi)

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Manjul Publishing

ISBN:9389143136

Total Pages:428

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बेस्टसेलिंग पुस्तक सेपियन्स: मन जाति का संक्षिप्त इतिहास के लेखक युवाल नोआ हरारी एक ऐसी दुनिया की कल्पना प्रस्तुत करते हैं जो बहुत ज़्यादा दूर नहीं है, और जिसमें हम सर्वथा नयी चुनौतियों का सामना करने वाले हैं।होमो डेयस उन परियोजनाओं, स्वप्नों और दुःस्वप्नो की पड़ताल करती है जो इक्कीसवीं सदी को आकार देने वाले हैं - मृत्यु पर विजय प्राप्त करने से लेकर कृत्रिम जीवन की रचना तक। यह किताब कुछ बुनियादी सवाल पूछती है: हम यहाँ से कहाँ जाएँगे? और हम अपनी ही विनाशकारी शक्तियों से इस नाज़ुक संसार की रक्षा कैसे करेंगे? सेपियन्स ने हमें बताया हम कहाँ से आये थे होमो डेयस हमें बताती है कि हम कहाँ जा रहे हैं

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Signal

ISBN:0771048866

Total Pages:240

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New York Times Bestseller National Bestseller With Sapiens and Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari first explored the past, then the future of humankind, garnering the praise of no less than Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few, and selling millions of copies in the over 30 countries it was published. In 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, he devotes himself to the present. 21 Lessons For the 21st Century provides a kind of instruction manual for the present day to help readers find their way around the 21st century, to understand it, and to focus on the really important questions of life. Once again, Harari presents this in the distinctive, informal, and entertaining style that already characterized his previous books. The topics Harari examines in this way include major challenges such as international terrorism, fake news, and migration, as well as turning to more personal, individual concerns, such as our time for leisure or how much pressure and stress we can take. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century answers the overarching question: What is happening in the world today, what is the deeper meaning of these events, and how can we individually steer our way through them? The questions include what the rise of Trump signifies, whether or not God is back, and whether nationalism can help solve problems like global warming. Few writers of non-fiction have captured the imagination of millions of people in quite the astonishing way Yuval Noah Harari has managed, and in such a short space of time. His unique ability to look at where we have come from and where we are going has gained him fans from every corner of the globe. There is an immediacy to this new book which makes it essential reading for anyone interested in the world today and how to navigate its turbulent waters.

Summary & Study Guide - Homo Deus

Author:Lee Tang

Publisher:LMT Press

ISBN:1988970121

Total Pages:78

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What Does the Future Hold for Humans? This book is a summary of ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’, by Yuval Noah Harari. For most of history, humans were preoccupied with three problems: famine, plagues, and war. As we enter the 21st century, we realize these problems are no longer uncontrollable. They have become manageable challenges. We know what we must do to reduce mortality from starvation, disease, and violence. The human agenda for the next few decades is immortality, happiness, and divinity. We will upgrade humans into gods and turn Homo sapiens into Homo deus. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century. It takes a deeper look at the relationship between Homo sapiens and other animals, trying to comprehend what makes our species so special. It explains how Homo sapiens come to believe in the humanist creed. Based on the deeper understanding of humankind and of the humanist creed, it describes our current predicament and our futures. Homo Deus is the next stage of evolution. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge

HOMO DEUS - Summarized for Busy People

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Publisher:Goldmine Reads

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This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the worldwide hit and New York Times bestseller Sapiens, presents another riveting and thought-provoking masterpiece revolving around the future of humankind and its journey in the path to divinity. Throughout the last century, humans have triumphed over the seemingly impossible and have overcome plague, famine, and war. Harari emphasizes that although this is difficult to believe, humankind has indeed successfully reduced plague, famine, and war from unyielding natural forces into manageable predicaments. The fraction of people today that die from communicable diseases is less than of those who die from old age; the mortality rate linked to complications from diabetes, obesity, and heart conditions is less than of those who die from having too little to eat; and the number of casualties of war is less than the total body count for suicide. A question arises: what will become humankind’s next project if not finding solutions for plague, famine, and war? Humans have long reigned over the Earth. Now we must choose our next journey and set on a new path to the future. In Homo Deus, Harari investigates what dreams, nightmares, and ventures await us in the twenty-first century—from surmounting death itself to creating godlike beings. Now we must ask ourselves: What will become of humankind? With this much power at our fingertips, how will we protect the world from the self-destructive tendencies of man? We are entering the next part of evolution. We have arrived at the age of Homo Deus. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!

Notes on Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus by Instaread

Author:Instaread

Publisher:Instaread

ISBN:1683786963

Total Pages:22

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus and NOT the original book. Preview: Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2017) argues that human beings have come to a fundamental turning point in history. The great struggles that have defined human existence have largely been won. Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

The World Until Yesterday

Author:Jared Diamond

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101606002

Total Pages:512

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The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us? “As he did in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond continues to make us think with his mesmerizing and absorbing new book." Bookpage Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides us from our primitive ancestors may seem unbridgeably wide, we can glimpse much of our former lifestyle in those largely traditional societies still or recently in existence. Societies like those of the New Guinea Highlanders remind us that it was only yesterday—in evolutionary time—when everything changed and that we moderns still possess bodies and social practices often better adapted to traditional than to modern conditions.The World Until Yesterday provides a mesmerizing firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years—a past that has mostly vanished—and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. This is Jared Diamond’s most personal book to date, as he draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians, Kalahari San people, and others. Diamond doesn’t romanticize traditional societies—after all, we are shocked by some of their practices—but he finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing, elder care, dispute resolution, risk, and physical fitness have much to teach us. Provocative, enlightening, and entertaining, The World Until Yesterday is an essential and fascinating read.

The Border

Author:Don Winslow

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062664514

Total Pages:864

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post • NPR • Financial Times • The Guardian • Booklist • New Statesman • Daily Telegraph • Irish Times • Dallas Morning News • Sunday Times • New York Post "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." – Janet Maslin, New York Times "You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment." – Stephen King "One of the best thriller writers on the planet." – Esquire The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you’re on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world’s most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin?the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera?has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies?men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable?an incoming administration that’s in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson?there are no borders. In a story that moves from deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, street traffickers, addicts, politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country. A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow’s magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of—and for—our time.

The Fox

Author:Frederick Forsyth

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0525538445

Total Pages:304

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The #1 New York Times-bestselling master of international intrigue takes readers into the bleeding-edge world of technological espionage in a propulsive thriller that feels chillingly real. Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service Adrian Weston is awoken in the middle of the night by a phone call from the Prime Minister. Her news is shocking: the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemingly impenetrable firewalls breached by an unknown enemy known only as "The Fox." Even more surprisingly, the culprit is revealed to be a young British teenager, Luke Jennings. He has no agenda, no secrets, just a blisteringly brilliant mind. Extradition to the U.S. seems likely--until Weston has another idea: If Luke can do this to us, what can he do to our enemies? After conferring with both the American President and the Prime Minister, Weston is determined to use "The Fox" and his talents to the advantage of the two nations. But doing so places the boy on a geopolitical minefield. Adrian must stay one step ahead of multiple invisible enemies, all while finding a way to utilize the most powerful--and most unpredictable--weapon of all. With his trademark research and deep knowledge of the rules and practices of international intrigue, Forsyth takes on tomorrow's threats in this race-against-the-clock thriller.

The Master Algorithm

Author:Pedro Domingos

Publisher:Basic Books

ISBN:0465061923

Total Pages:352

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A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner--the Master Algorithm--and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

Author:Dr. Dan Ariely

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062298550

Total Pages:336

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The New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality returns with thought-provoking work to challenge our preconceptions about dishonesty and urge us to take an honest look at ourselves. Does the chance of getting caught affect how likely we are to cheat? How do companies pave the way for dishonesty? Does collaboration make us more honest or less so? Does religion improve our honesty? Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it's the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, bestselling author Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty. Generally, we assume that cheating, like most other decisions, is based on a rational cost-benefit analysis. But Ariely argues, and then demonstrates, that it's actually the irrational forces that we don't take into account that often determine whether we behave ethically or not. For every Enron or political bribe, there are countless puffed résumés, hidden commissions, and knockoff purses. In The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional, and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards. But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives. With compelling personal and academic findings, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty will change the way we see ourselves, our actions, and others.

Making Nice

Author:Ferdinand Mount

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1472992865

Total Pages:256

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The deliciously sharp new novel from Ferdinand Mount, author of the Sunday Times Book of the Year Kiss Myself Goodbye Ferdinand Mount's stinging satire plunges into the dubious world of London PR firms, the back rooms of Westminster and the campaign trail in Africa and America. We follow the hapless Dickie Pentecost, redundant diplomatic correspondent for a foundering national newspaper, together with his stern oncologist wife Jane, and their daughters Flo, an aspiring ballerina, and the quizzical teenager Lucy. The whole family find themselves entangled in an ever more alarming series of events revolving around the elusive Ethel (full name Ethelbert), dynamic founder of the soaring public relations agency Making Nice. With echoes of Evelyn Waugh and The Thick of It, Making Nice is a masterly take on the madness of contemporary society and the limitless human capacity for self-deception.

Physics of the Future

Author:Michio Kaku

Publisher:Anchor

ISBN:0385530811

Total Pages:352

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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

The Silk Roads

Author:Peter Frankopan

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:1101946334

Total Pages:672

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Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next. From the Middle East and its political instability to China and its economic rise, the vast region stretching eastward from the Balkans across the steppe and South Asia has been thrust into the global spotlight in recent years. Frankopan teaches us that to understand what is at stake for the cities and nations built on these intricate trade routes, we must first understand their astounding pasts. Frankopan realigns our understanding of the world, pointing us eastward. It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise and fall of empires to the spread of Buddhism and the advent of Christianity and Islam, right up to the great wars of the twentieth century—this book shows how the fate of the West has always been inextricably linked to the East. Also available: The New Silk Roads, a timely exploration of the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now—as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East.

Oleanna

Author:David Mamet

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:030781761X

Total Pages:96

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In a terrifyingly short time, a male college instructor and his female student descend from a discussion of her grades into a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.

Honour

Author:Caroline Goode

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1786075466

Total Pages:240

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When Rahmat Sulemani reported his girlfriend Banaz missing, it quickly became clear to DCI Caroline Goode that something was very wrong. In fact, Banaz had contacted her local police station multiple times before, even listing the names of the men she expected to murder her in a so-called 'honour' killing. Her parents didn't seem worried, but Banaz had already accused them of being part of the plot. DCI Goode's team took on the investigation before they even had proof that a murder had taken place. What emerged was a shocking story of betrayal and a community-wide web of lies, which would take the team from suburban south London to the mountain ranges of Kurdistan, making covert recordings and piecing together cell phone data to finally bring the killers to justice.

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Author:Tom Phillips

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1488051135

Total Pages:N.A

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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 up. Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, Humans reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it. Lively, wry and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium offers a fresh take on world history and is one of the most entertaining reads of the year.

Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry

Author:Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:0393356515

Total Pages:192

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too. This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.

Trouble with Lichen

Author:John Wyndham

Publisher:Modern Library

ISBN:0593450159

Total Pages:224

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A classic novel from the author of The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos.

Homo Deus (Telugu)

Author:Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher:Manjul Publishing

ISBN:9390924197

Total Pages:386

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'మనుషులు దేవుళ్లను కనుగొన్నప్పుడు చరిత్ర మొదలైంది. ఇక మనుషులే దేవుళ్ళు అయినప్పుడు అది ముగుస్తుంది.'' యువల్‌ నోఆ హరారీ - హోమో సేపియన్స్‌ హోమో డెయూస్‌గా మారుతుంటే (లాటిన్‌లో డెయూస్‌ అంటే దేవుడు) మనకు మనం ఎటువంటి భవితవ్యాన్ని ఏర్పాటు చేసుకుంటాం? - పరిణామక్రమం యొక్క ప్రధాన శక్తి - స్వాభావిక ఎంపిక - తెలివైన రూపకల్పనకు దారి ఇస్తుంటే మానవుల భవితవ్యం ఎలా మారుతుంది? - గూగుల్‌ ఇంకా ఫేస్‌ బుక్‌లు మన రాజకీయ ఇష్టాయిష్టాలను గురించి మనకు తెలిసినదానికన్నా ఎక్కువగా తెలుసుకుంటే ప్రజాస్వామ్యం ఏమవుతుంది? - కంప్యూటర్లు మనుషులను ఉద్యోగాల మార్కెట్‌ నుండి పక్కకు తోసి ఒక పెద్ద పనికిరాని వర్గాన్ని తయారుచేస్తే ఈ శ్రేయోరాజ్యానికి ఏమవుతుంది? - పెళుసయిన భూగ్రహాన్ని కడకు మానవజాతిని మన స్వంత విధ్వంసక శక్తుల నుండి ఏ రకంగా కాపాడుకుంటాము? ఈ పుస్తకంలో ప్రొఫెసర్‌ హరారీ ఇటువంటి ప్రశ్నలను మన ముందు ఉంచుతారు. వాటికి వీలైన జవాబులను ఆసక్తి కలిగించే, ఆలోచనలు పుట్టించే పద్ధతిలో వెతుకుతారు. హోమో డెయూస్‌ అనే ఈ పుస్తకం 21వ శతాబ్దానికి రూపం ఇచ్చే కలలూ, పీడకలలను కొంత మనకు చూపిస్తుంది.

The Gene

Author:Siddhartha Mukherjee

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476733538

Total Pages:608

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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). "Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself." –Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).

Homo deus, une brève histoire du futur de Noah Harari (Analyse de l'œuvre)

Author:Nadège Castel Fillion

Publisher:LePetitLitteraire.fr (new)

ISBN:2808024576

Total Pages:30

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Décryptez Homo deus, une brève histoire du futur de Noah Harari avec l’analyse du PetitLitteraire.fr ! Que faut-il retenir de Homo deus, une brève histoire du futur? Retrouvez tout ce que vous devez savoir sur cette œuvre dans une analyse complète et détaillée. Vous trouverez notamment dans cette fiche : • Un résumé complet • Une présentation des personnages principaux • Une analyse des spécificités de l’œuvre Une analyse de référence pour comprendre rapidement le sens de l’œuvre. À propos de la collection LePetitLitteraire.fr : Plébiscité tant par les passionnés de littérature que par les lycéens, LePetitLittéraire.fr est considéré comme une référence en matière d’analyse d’œuvres classiques et contemporaines. Nos analyses, disponibles au format papier et numérique, ont été conçues pour guider les lecteurs à travers la littérature. Nos auteurs combinent théories, citations, anecdotes et commentaires pour vous faire découvrir et redécouvrir les plus grandes œuvres littéraires. http://www.lepetitlitteraire.fr

The Illusion of Conscious Will, New Edition

Author:Daniel M. Wegner

Publisher:MIT Press

ISBN:0262344882

Total Pages:432

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A new edition of Wegner's classic and controversial work, arguing that conscious will simply reminds of us the authorship of our actions. Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. With the publication of The Illusion of Conscious Will in 2002, Daniel Wegner proposed an innovative and provocative answer: the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain; it helps us to appreciate and remember our authorship of the things our minds and bodies do. Yes, we feel that we consciously will our actions, Wegner says, but at the same time, our actions happen to us. Although conscious will is an illusion (“the most compelling illusion”), it serves as a guide to understanding ourselves and to developing a sense of responsibility and morality. Wegner was unable to undertake a second edition of the book before his death in 2013; this new edition adds a foreword by Wegner's friend, the prominent psychologist Daniel Gilbert, and an introduction by Wegner's colleague Thalia Wheatley. Approaching conscious will as a topic of psychological study, Wegner examines cases both when people feel that they are willing an act that they are not doing and when they are not willing an act that they in fact are doing in such phenomena as hypnosis, Ouija board spelling, and dissociative identity disorder. Wegner's argument was immediately controversial (called “unwarranted impertinence” by one scholar) but also compelling. Engagingly written, with wit and clarity, The Illusion of Conscious Will was, as Daniel Gilbert writes in the foreword to this edition, Wegner's “magnum opus.”

Homo Deus. Краткая история будущего

Author:Юваль Ной Харари

Publisher:Litres

ISBN:504126760X

Total Pages:N.A

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В своей первой книге, ставшей всемирной сенсацией «Sapiens. Краткая история человечества», Юваль Харари рассказал, как Человек Разумный пришел к господству над нашей планетой. «Homo Deus» является своего рода продолжением темы – это попытка заглянуть в будущее.Что произойдет, когда Google и Facebook будут лучше, чем мы сами, знать наши вкусы, личные симпатии и политические предпочтения? Что будут делать миллиарды людей, вытесненных компьютерами с рынка труда и образовавших новый, бесполезный класс? Как воспримут религии генную инженерию? Каковы будут последствия перехода полномочий и компетенций от живых людей к сетевым алгоритмам? Что должен предпринять человек, чтобы защитить планету от своей же разрушительной силы?..Главное сейчас, полагает Харари, – осознать, что мы находимся на перепутье, и понять, куда ведут пути, простирающиеся перед нами. Мы не в силах остановить ход истории, но можем выбрать направление движения.

Tell Me Everything

Author:Sarah Enni

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338139169

Total Pages:288

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Social media meets Amelie in this perfect romantic comedy from First Draft podcast creator and YA lit rising star Sarah Enni.

The Tale of a Niggun

Author:Elie Wiesel

Publisher:Schocken

ISBN:080524364X

Total Pages:64

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Elie Wiesel’s heartbreaking narrative poem about history, immortality, and the power of song, accompanied by magnificent full-color illustrations by award-winning artist Mark Podwal. Based on an actual event that occurred during World War II. It is the evening before the holiday of Purim, and the Nazis have given the ghetto’s leaders twenty-four hours to turn over ten Jews to be hanged to “avenge” the deaths of the ten sons of Haman, the villain of the Purim story, which celebrates the triumph of the Jews of Persia over potential genocide some 2,400 years ago. If the leaders refuse, the entire ghetto will be liquidated. Terrified, they go to the ghetto’s rabbi for advice; he tells them to return the next morning. Over the course of the night the rabbi calls up the spirits of legendary rabbis from centuries past for advice on what to do, but no one can give him a satisfactory answer. The eighteenth-century mystic and founder of Hasidism, the Baal Shem Tov, tries to intercede with God by singing a niggun—a wordless, joyful melody with the power to break the chains of evil. The next evening, when no volunteers step forward, the ghetto’s residents are informed that in an hour they will all be killed. As the minutes tick by, the ghetto’s rabbi teaches his assembled community the song that the Baal Shem Tov had sung the night before. And then the voices of these men, women, and children soar to the heavens. How can the heavens not hear?

The Ultimate Experience

Author:Y. Harari

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:0230583881

Total Pages:386

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For millennia, war was viewed as a supreme test. In the period 1750-1850 war became much more than a test: it became a secular revelation. This new understanding of war as revelation completely transformed Western war culture, revolutionizing politics, the personal experience of war, the status of common soldiers, and the tenets of military theory.

The Atlantis Gene

Author:S.A. Beck

Publisher:Beck Books

ISBN:

Total Pages:307

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Book 3 in the thrilling 7-book Atlantis Saga The US government, the US military, and world-renowned scientists are all after one thing—the Atlantis gene, from the descendants of the lost island of Atlantis. Jaxon’s new life in LA is torture until she hears about a teenage vigilante in the news. Turns out he’s someone she knows from her posh private school. She begins sneaking out of the house to join him in his fight against criminals downtown. General Meade will stop at nothing to defend the world against alien threat and will thwart his own government to be the savior. Meanwhile, the Atlantis Allegiance operates off the grid and has plans to go on a world trip to find the original island of Atlantis. The Atlantis Gene is the 3rd book in the 7-book Atlantis Saga, about the girl with the Atlantis gene. Book 1: The Atlantis Girl Book 2: The Atlantis Allegiance Book 3: The Atlantis Gene Book 4: The Atlantis Secret Book 5: The Atlantis Origins Book 6: The Atlantis Guard Book 7: The Atlantis Ascent Keywords: Urban Fantasy Mystery Series Teen Fantasy Greek Myth Young Adult Mysteries and Thrillers Young Adult Action Thriller Teen Romantic Mystery Young Adult Romantic Suspense

Evolving Ourselves

Author:Juan Enriquez,Steve Gullans

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698174984

Total Pages:384

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“We are the primary drivers of change. We will directly and indirectly determine what lives, what dies, where, and when. We are in a different phase of evolution; the future of life is now in our hands.” Why are rates of conditions like autism, asthma, obesity, and allergies exploding at an unprecedented pace? Why are humans living longer, getting smarter, and having far fewer kids? How might your lifestyle affect your unborn children and grandchildren? How will gene-editing technologies like CRISPR steer the course of human evolution? If Darwin were alive today, how would he explain this new world? Could our progeny eventually become a different species—or several? In Evolving Ourselves, futurist Juan Enriquez and scientist Steve Gullans conduct a sweeping tour of how humans are changing the course of evolution—sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. For example: • Globally, rates of obesity in humans nearly doubled between 1980 and 2014. What’s more, there’s evidence that other species, from pasture-fed horses to lab animals to house cats, are also getting fatter. • As reported by U.S. government agencies, the rate of autism rose by 131 percent from 2001 to 2010, an increase that cannot be attributed simply to increases in diagnosis rates. • Three hundred years ago, almost no one with a serious nut allergy lived long enough to reproduce. Today, despite an environment in which food allergies have increased by 50 percent in just over a decade, 17 million Americans who suffer from food allergies survive, thrive, and pass their genes and behaviors on to the next generation. • In the pre-Twinkie era, early humans had quite healthy mouths. As we began cooking, bathing, and using antibiotics, the bacteria in our bodies changed dramatically and became far less diverse. Today the consequences are evident not only in our teeth but throughout our bodies and minds. Though these harbingers of change are deeply unsettling, the authors argue that we are also in an epoch of tremendous opportunity. New advances in biotechnology help us mitigate the cruel forces of natural selection, from saving prematurely born babies to gene therapies for sickle cell anemia and other conditions. As technology like CRISPR enables us to take control of our genes, we will be able to alter our own species and many others—a good thing, given that our eventual survival will require space travel and colonization, enabled by a fundamental redesign of our bodies. Future humans could become great caretakers of the planet, as well as a more diverse, more resilient, gentler, and more intelligent species—but only if we make the right choices now. Intelligent, provocative, and optimistic, Evolving Ourselves is the ultimate guide to the next phase of life on Earth.

The Upside of Irrationality

Author:Dr. Dan Ariely

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062008560

Total Pages:368

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“Dan Ariely is a genius at understanding human behavior: no economist does a better job of uncovering and explaining the hidden reasons for the weird ways we act.” — James Surowiecki, author of The Wisdom of Crowds Behavioral economist and New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational Dan Ariely returns to offer a much-needed take on the irrational decisions that influence our dating lives, our workplace experiences, and our temptation to cheat in any and all areas. Fans of Freakonomics, Survival of the Sickest, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and The Tipping Point will find many thought-provoking insights in The Upside of Irrationality.

How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job

Author:Dale Carnegie,SBP Editors

Publisher:Samaira Book Publishers

ISBN:938755015X

Total Pages:240

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How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job will help you create a new approach to life and people and discover talents you never knew you had. This bestseller shows you how to make every day more exciting and rewarding—how you can get more done, and have more fun doing it. A life-changing book that has helped many people around the world, is your key to achieving success in your professional and personal life.

Semut

Author:Christine Helliwell

Publisher:Penguin Group Australia

ISBN:014379003X

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1998

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March 1945. A handful of young Allied operatives are parachuted into the remote jungled heart of the Japanese-occupied island of Borneo, east of Singapore, there to recruit the island’s indigenous Dayak peoples to fight the Japanese. Yet most have barely encountered Asian or indigenous people before, speak next to no Borneo languages, and know little about Dayaks, other than that they have been – and may still be – headhunters. They fear that on arrival the Dayaks will kill them or hand them over to the Japanese. For their part, some Dayaks have never before seen a white face. So begins the story of Operation Semut, an Australian secret operation launched by the organisation codenamed Services Reconnaisance Department – popularly known as Z Special Unit – in the final months of WWII. Anthropologist Christine Helliwell has called on her years of first-hand knowledge of Borneo, interviewed more than one hundred Dayak people and all the remaining Semut operatives, and consulted thousands of military and other documents to piece together this astonishing story. Focusing on the operation's activities along two of Borneo’s great rivers – the Baram and Rejang – the book provides a detailed military history of Semut II’s and Semut III’s brutal guerrilla campaign against the Japanese, and reveals the decisive but long-overlooked Dayak role in the operation. But this is no ordinary history. Helliwell captures vividly the sounds, smells and tastes of the jungles into which the operatives are plunged, an environment so terrifying that many are unsure whether jungle or Japanese is the greater enemy. And she takes us into the lives and cavernous longhouses of the Dayaks on whom their survival depends. The result is a truly unique account of the encounter between two very different cultures amidst the savagery of the Pacific War.