But What If We Re Wrong

But What If We Re Wrong

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New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.”

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Chuck Klosterman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-06-07
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780399184147


Factfulness

Factfulness

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Hans Rosling
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release : 2018-04-03
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781250123817


It Ends With Us

It Ends With Us

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In this “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Your Perfects, a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about her first love. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. An honest, evocative, and tender novel, It Ends with Us is “a glorious and touching read, a forever keeper. The kind of book that gets handed down” (USA TODAY).

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Colleen Hoover
Publisher : Pocket Books
Release : 2020-07-28
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781982143657


The Dawn Of Everything

The Dawn Of Everything

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation. For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what’s really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action. Includes Black-and-White Illustrations

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : David Graeber
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2021-11-09
File : 704 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780374721107


Einstein Was Wrong

Einstein Was Wrong

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[Note: The most complete version of the big picture that eluded Einstein in his attempts to unveil a unified field theory can be found in the book, The Gravity Cycle, by the same author as this book. This book, Einstein Was Wrong!, was one of many approaches to the ideas that will shake the very foundations of physical science upon which we presently stand.] Modern Physics is built on an erroneous foundation. If we are to take physics to a new level where gravity can be explained from an atomic/quantum perspective, then someone must boldly say, "Einstein was wrong, but so was Newton." Because they both started with the same wrong premise, their theories of gravity were destined to fall short in any attempt to connect them to atomic/quantum processes. And the same false premise that stifled Einstein in his ability to connect "the movement of planets and stars with the tiniest subatomic particles" prevents modern physicists from explaining the fourth and final force from an atomic/quantum perspective. Alas, "...when one starts with a wrong premise, no amount of patching can right the problem." But all is not lost. By correcting Newton's mistake (the wrong premise), a new foundation for understanding the role of the atom in the momentum, relativity, and gravity of masses emerges in the form of two new theories: The Atomic Model of Motion (AMM) and The Galaxy Gravity Cycle (GGC). These two theories combine to paint the big picture of how atomic/quantum processes are involved in holding a galaxy together, keeping planets orbiting stars, and preventing people from floating off into space. This book is dedicated to Occam's razor.

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Author by : Martin O. Cook
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2015-07-11
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1515022900


How To Win Friends And Influence People

How To Win Friends And Influence People

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Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author by : Dale Carnegie
Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Release : 2020-10-12
File : 272 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9788194790891


Rise Of The Dibor

Rise Of The Dibor

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Support the author more by purchasing direct from his CreateSpace Store: RISE OF THE DIBOR https: //www.createspace.com/3618531 THE LION VRIE https: //www.createspace.com/3649857 ATHERA'S DAWN https: //www.createspace.com/3723285 This newly edited 2nd edition of the 2006 debut, brought to you by Spearhead Books, includes a revised map, page layout, and first ever "From the Author" section. Visit spearheadbooks.com and christopherhopper.com today! DESCRIPTION: Read the story that turned children into warriors, and warriors into legends. The Dairne-Reih haven't been seen in Dionia for generations-their kind and their king, Morgui, banished long ago from haunting paradise. But when creation shows signs of deterioration, the kings of the seven realms converge in the sacred Gvindollion gathering to arrive at one inexplicable conclusion: Morgui has returned. In the hopes of entrusting Dionia's brave history and perilous future to a generation that has never known war, the kings decide to raise up their young sons as an elite group of warriors, known only as the Dibor. Gorn, legendary hero of the First Battle, is commissioned to teach the Dibor the art of war, leading them on a four-year adventure on the Isle of Kirstell. It is Luik, son of Lair, who soon emerges as the warband's spirited front man. But he is not the only one of his peers to grow in power; his dear friend Fane discovers hidden abilities among the Mosfar under the mentorship of Li-Saide of Ot, while Princess Anorra finds that her lifelong tutor knows as much about combat as he does about etiquette. There is little time for the Dibor to enjoy the satisfaction of graduation, however, as a sinister plot is discovered to dethrone Dionia's kings and flatten the capital city of Adriel. The Dibor are summoned to war, along with the rest of Dionia's fighting men. It is before the gates of Adriel Palace that Luik and his army face Morgui's prince, Valdenil, as well as the unending ranks of the Dairne-Reih.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Christopher Hopper
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2011-10-24
File : 398 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1463519664


Echoes In The Storm

Echoes In The Storm

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One week is all we were supposed to share. One week as strangers. All the things you did differently irked me. I thought it meant we couldn't get along, that there was no chance we'd work out. But when it came time for me to leave, you know what I figured out? You were my echo. My call back. And damn it if I didn't find home in the end.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Max Henry
Publisher :
Release : 2017-09-12
File : 284 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0648166104


Fervor

Fervor

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When bad boy movie star Gage Maddox thinks his starlet girlfriend has cheated on him this alpha male wants pretty much everyone's head on a platter. He heads home to his family's estate to regroup and put his plans in action. But what happens when information comes to light that may prove her innocence? What would the hotshot leading man do to get even with the people who tried to destroy the one thing that means everything to him?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Jordan Silver
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-04-13
File : 266 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1499141432


I Need A New Bum Board Book

I Need A New Bum Board Book

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Now a cute board book that's perfectly sized for small children! The book that was made famous by "The Scottish Granny". A young boy suddenly notices a big problem - his bum has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated bum? A rocket bum? A robot bum? Find out in this silly tale with hilarious illustrations. Children and parents will love this book - no ifs, ands, or butts about it! "I can assure you right now that your kids will love this book. They will giggle, they will laugh, and they will want this book to be read over and over again because it is just plain silly and funny ... the perfect kid-combo." Storywraps

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Author by : Dawn McMillan
Publisher :
Release : 2021-01-07
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0702304255