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The Constitution: An Introduction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465094103
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Published: Basic Books - January 3rd, 2017

This readable history of the Constitution as it has evolved over more than two centuries corrects many false beliefs about that document and its applicability to every corner of American life. Written in a style that makes it accessible to readers at several levels, this book tells the human story of the ways in which the world's oldest written constitution has shaped our experience.
James M. McPherson, Professor of History Emeritus, Princeton University, and Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Battle Cry of Freedom

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done about It Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465019328
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Published: Basic Books - January 3rd, 2017

No technologically advanced society exists without reading. This is the remarkable story of why and how it all works. From David Letterman s irony to posited Sumerian patent trolls, the writing is lively, informative, and supremely entertaining.
Daniel J. Levitin, best-selling author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind

Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674971134
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Published: Harvard University Press - January 2nd, 2017

Gewirtz takes us on a grand tour of the historic efforts made by Chinese leaders to confect a new economic model, reminding us also of the critical role played by foreign ideas and advisors. If you are confused by the complicated evolution of China s economy, this wonderfully meaty book will serve as a fascinating road map.--Orville Schell, Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society"

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393254594
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 6th, 2016

This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind s view of its own mind.

Central Banks and Gold: How Tokyo, London, and New York Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501704949
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Published: Cornell University Press - December 20th, 2016

"Central Banks and Gold is a game changer. Simon James Bytheway and Mark Metzler convincingly upset conventional interpretations of many issues concerning international finance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with findings that have profound implications for global financial trends in recent decades." Steven J. Ericson, Dartmouth College, author of The Sound of the Whistle: Railroads and the State in Meiji Japan"



How Change Happens Cover Image
ISBN: 9780198785392
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 2016

"In How Change Happens, Duncan Green points to a simple truth: that positive social change requires power, and hence attention on the part of reformers to politics and the institutions within which power is exercised. It is an indispensable guide for activists and change-makers everywhere." -- Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501120046
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ Ted - November 15th, 2016

Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined.

Einstein's Dice and Schrodinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465096831
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Published: Basic Books - November 8th, 2016

[A] fascinating book.... Halpern, a professor of physics, takes the time to explain the intricacies and significance of the two men's work in wonderfully clear ways. He employs helpful analogies and metaphors to lower the reader gently into a strange new

Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century Cover Image
ISBN: 9780815729211
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Published: Brookings Institution Press - October 18th, 2016

Facing the age of megachange, the old order must learn to adaptor suffer upheaval.  Today's shifts come fast and big, what Darrell West calls megachanges: dramatic disruptions in trends and policies that occur on a regular basis.

The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9780262035408
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Published: Mit Press - December 10th, 2016

A fun, funny, and accessible trip through Benjamin Hale's philosophical argument for being green -- even though Nature itself is amoral. The duty-based position he favors is sketched out through a series of fascinating and inventive cases -- both real and fictional. You may never buy eggs the same way again.

Communities of Health Care Justice Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813577661
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Published: Rutgers University Press - November 3rd, 2016

" Communities of Health Care Justice is vital reading for all who see health care as something more meaningful than a bone in a partisan dog-fight. Galarneau s deeply thoughtful book elevates communities to a place they have rarely been granted but certainly merit-- the heart of health policy discourse."
--Mark Schlesinger "Professor of Health Policy, Yale University

Great City Maps Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465453587
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Published: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - September 6th, 2016

A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780670016952
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Published: Viking - December 6th, 2016

"A compelling read and a welcome reminder that American women have long desired to reach for the stars. Bookpage

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363596
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Published: William Morrow & Company - September 6th, 2016

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space a powerful, revelatory contribution that is as essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America as Between the World and Me and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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