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31 The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Paperback)

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 28/02/2008

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Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this book, the author distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our... Read more

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32 Elephants on Acid: and Other Bizarre Experiments (Paperback)

by Alex Boese

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 15/05/2009

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Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help,... Read more

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33 Understanding a Photograph (Paperback)

by John Berger

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 07/11/2013

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Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as... Read more

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34 Economics in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant (Paperback)

by Niall Kishtainy

Format: Paperback 416 pages
Published: 30/01/2014

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The fastest way to learn about economics, from supply and demand to fair trade and financial crises. Read more

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35 The Practical Astronomer (Hardback)

by Anton Vamplew, Will Gater

Format: Hardback 256 pages
Published: 01/06/2010

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A practical guide to astronomy that helps to understand and enjoy the solar system and beyond. It includes maps of the night sky and star charts to... Read more

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36 The Wisdom of Psychopaths (Paperback)

by Kevin Dutton

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 12/09/2013

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Psychopath. No sooner is the word out than images of murderers, rapists, suicide bombers and gangsters flash across our minds. But unlike their... Read more

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37 Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance (Paperback)

by Atul Gawande

Format: Paperback 288 pages
Published: 27/03/2008

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Explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem... Read more

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38 The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Paperback)

by Naomi Klein

Format: Paperback 576 pages
Published: 01/05/2008

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Exposing these global profiteers, the author discovered information and connections that shocked even her about how comprehensively the shock... Read more

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39 Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Fiendish Puzzles and Impossible Interview Questions from the World's Top Companies (Paperback)

by William Poundstone

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 07/03/2013

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Pit your brains against the taxing riddles used by the world's best companies to select their staff Read more

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40 The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and its Causes (Paperback)

by Steven Pinker

Format: Paperback 1056 pages
Published: 04/10/2012

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Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim... Read more

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