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Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are

Carlin Flora - 2013 - Psychology - Limited preview
Discover the unexpected ways friends influence our personalities, choices, emotions, and even physical health in this fun and compelling examination of friendship, based on the latest scientific research and ever-relatable anecdotes. Why is ...
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Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era

James Barrat - 2013 - Computers - Limited preview
A documentary filmmaker, bringing together Artificial Intelligence experts from around the world, explores the terrifying possibility of catastrophic outcomes once we share the planet with intelligent machines who are smarter and more powerful ...
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100 Plus: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, From ...

Sonia Arrison - 2013 - Medical - Limited preview
Humanity is on the cusp of an exciting longevity revolution. The first person to live to 150 years has probably already been born. What will your life look like when you live to be over 100? Will the world become overpopulated? How will living ...
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Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

Michael Nielsen - 2012 - Computers - Limited preview
"Reinventing Discovery argues that we are in the early days of the most dramatic change in how science is done in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by new online tools, which are transforming and radically accelerating scientific ...
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy ...

Ben Horowitz - 2014 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one. In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon ...
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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges ...

Carl Hart - 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction. As a youth, Carl Hart didn't realize the value of school; he studied just enough ...
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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber - 2011 - Business & Economics - No preview available
Now in paperback: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows ...
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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone - 2013 - Business & Economics - No preview available
"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He ...
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Make It Stick

Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, Mark A. McDaniel - 2014 - Education - Limited preview
Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.
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The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution

David Stipp - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
In The Youth Pill, journalist David Stipp explores the scientific battle against aging and the pioneers of the movement to extend lifespan for everyone. He takes readers behind the scenes and introduces us to the key players who are experimenting ...
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