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1 The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity (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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2 The World is Flat: The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)

by Thomas L. Friedman

Format: Paperback 672 pages
Published: 05/07/2007

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Explores both the benefits and disadvantages of the developments in global communication. The author discusses the annoyance and dangers of... Read more

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3 The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. (Paperback)

by William D. Cohan

Format: Paperback 752 pages
Published: 03/04/2008

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Tells the story of the world's elite and legendary investment bank - and the men who reigned over it all. In this title, the author himself a... Read more

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4 How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered the World: A Short History of Modern Delusions (Paperback)

by Francis Wheen

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 04/10/2004

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An entertaining, impassioned polemic on the retreat of reason in the late 20th century. An intellectual call to arms, Francis Wheen's Sunday... Read more

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5 The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave (Paperback)

by Polly Morland

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 15/05/2014

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6 Boredom: A Lively History (Paperback)

by Peter Toohey

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 03/02/2012

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Arguing for the benefits of boredom, this title dispels the myth that it's simply a childish emotion or an existential malaise like Jean-Paul... Read more

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7 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive (Paperback)

by Jared Diamond

Format: Paperback 608 pages
Published: 30/06/2011

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What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya... Read more

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8 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (Paperback)

by Matt Ridley

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 31/03/2011

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Shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction 2011. Life is on the up. Read more

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9 The Future History of the Arctic: How Climate, Resources and Geopolitics are Reshaping the North, and Why it Matters to the World (Paperback)

by Charles Emmerson

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 03/03/2011

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Long at the margins of global affairs, the Arctic now finds itself at the frontline of issues which will challenge and define our world in the... Read more

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10 The Society of Timid Souls: Or, How to be Brave (Hardback)

by Polly Morland

Format: Hardback 320 pages
Published: 25/04/2013

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An inspiring, revelatory and often moving investigation of courage in all its forms, from battlefields and bullrings to earthquakes and opera houses Read more

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