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Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction

Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction

  • by Martin Gilbert
  • ISBN: 0061121355
  • ISBN-13: 9780061121357
With rare insight and acumen, Martin Gilbert examines this night and day of terror, presenting readers with a meticulously researched, masterfully written, and eye-opening study of one of the darkest chapters in human history.

What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better

What Are You Optimistic About?: Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better

  • by John Brockman
  • ISBN: 0061436933
  • ISBN-13: 9780061436932
In a provocative series of essays, 150 of the world's leading scientific thinkers--including Steven Pinker, Richard Dawkins, Jared Diamond, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson--share their hopeful visions for the future as they address such ...

Paradigms Regained: A Further Exploration of the Mysteries of Modern Science

Paradigms Regained: A Further Exploration of the Mysteries of Modern Science

  • by John L. Casti, J. L. Casti
  • ISBN: 0380731711
  • ISBN-13: 9780380731718
The author of Paradigms Lost explores the complexities of modern scientific thought by examining the mysteries of modern science, ranging from the origins of life to the roots of human language. Reprint.

Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation

Understanding Iraq: The Whole Sweep of Iraqi History, from Genghis Khan's Mongols to the Ottoman Turks to the British Mandate to the American Occupation

  • by William R. Polk
  • ISBN: 0060764694
  • ISBN-13: 9780060764692
In this acutely penetrating and endlessly fascinating study, acknowledged Middle East authority William R. Polk presents a comprehensive history of the tumultuous events that shaped modern Iraq, while offering well-reasoned judgments on ...

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present

  • by Jacques Barzun
  • ISBN: 0060928832
  • ISBN-13: 9780060928834
Only after a lifetime of separate studies covering a broad territory could a writer create with such ease the synthesis displayed in this magnificent volume.

The Best American Science Writing 2007

The Best American Science Writing 2007

  • by Gina Kolata, Jesse Cohen
  • ISBN: 0061345776
  • ISBN-13: 9780061345777
Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year.

Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World

Quinine: Malaria and the Quest for a Cure That Changed the World

  • by Fiammetta Rocco
  • ISBN: 0060959002
  • ISBN-13: 9780060959005
From the quest of the Englishmen who smuggled cinchona seeds out of South America to the way in which quinine opened the door to Western imperial adventure in Asia, Africa, and beyond, and to malaria's effects even today, award-winning ...

When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs

When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs

  • by Charles Kimball
  • ISBN: 0060556102
  • ISBN-13: 9780060556105
Top Religion Book of 2002--Publishers Weekly The Five Warning Signs of Corruption in Religion Absolute Truth Claims Blind Obedience Establishing the "Ideal" Time The End Justifies Any Means Declaring Holy War

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins

  • by Carl Zimmer
  • ISBN: 0061196673
  • ISBN-13: 9780061196676
Why did humans supplant Neanderthals in the end? In answering such questions, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins sheds new light on one of the most important questions of all: What makes us human?

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson

  • by David S. Reynolds
  • ISBN: 0060826576
  • ISBN-13: 9780060826574
Waking Giant is a brilliant, definitive history of America’s vibrant and tumultuous rise during the Jacksonian era from David S. Reynolds, the Bancroft Prize-winning author of Walt Whitman’s America.

 

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