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1 Digital Vertigo: How Today's Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us (Paperback)

by Andrew Keen

Format: Paperback 256 pages
Published: 24/05/2012

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Presents social media revolution as the most wrenching cultural transformation since the Industrial Revolution. This title argues that the social... Read more

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2 Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf (Paperback)

by Oliver Sacks

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 05/07/2012

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The bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia. Read more

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3 The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood - Science Prize Winner (Paperback)

by James Gleick

Format: Paperback 544 pages
Published: 01/03/2012

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Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing. Read more

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4 The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done About it (Paperback)

by Paul Collier

Format: Paperback 224 pages
Published: 02/10/2008

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The Bottom Billion is an elegant and impassioned synthesis from one of the world's leading experts on Africa and poverty. It was hailed as... Read more

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5 Unspeak: Words are Weapons (Paperback)

by Steven Poole

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 01/02/2007

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6 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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7 The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (Paperback)

by Tim Wu

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 01/01/2012

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At the heart of this fascinating book is one of the central questions of our age: is the internet a revolutionary innovation that will overthrow the... Read more

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8 Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness (Paperback)

by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 05/03/2009

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Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and... Read more

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9 Supercrunchers: How Anything Can be Predicted (Paperback)

by Ian Ayres

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 01/05/2008

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Super Crunchers are the pioneers who 'think by numbers' to find patterns in human behaviour and predict the future - with staggeringly... Read more

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10 Risk: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

by Baruch Fischhoff, John Kadvany

Format: Paperback 184 pages
Published: 26/05/2011

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Risk is everywhere - from genetically modified crops, dams, and stem-cell therapy to heartbreak, online predators, inflation, and robbery. This Very... Read more

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