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Rendezvous With Rama

Arthur Charles Clarke - 1990 - Fiction - Limited preview
During the twenty-second century, a space probe's investigation of a mysterious, cylindrical asteroid brings man into contact with an extra-galactic civilization
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Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution

Nick Lane - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
Winner of the 2010 Royal Society Prize for science booksPowerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atomic structure of proteins and looking into the ...
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The Tin Drum

GŁnter Grass - 1990 - Fiction - Snippet view
A dwarf drummer found guilty of a crime he did not commit writes his memoirs from a mental hospital in postwar Germany
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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving in

Roger Fisher, William Ury, Bruce Patton - 1991 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Describes a method of negotiation that isolates problems, focuses on interests, creates new options, and uses objective criteria to help two parties reach an agreement
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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

Jared Diamond - 2011 - History - Limited preview
In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage ...
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The Diamond Age

Neal Stephenson - 2000 - Fiction - Snippet view
The story of an engineer who creates a device to raise a girl capable of thinking for herself reveals what happens when a young girl of the poor underclass obtains the device.
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The Big Questions: Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from ...

Steven E. Landsburg - 2010 - Philosophy - No preview available
In the wake of his enormously popular books The Armchair Economist and More Sex Is Safer Sex, Slate columnist and economics professor Steven Landsburg employs concepts from mathematics, economics, and physics in this sprightly tour of the deepest ...
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The Atrocity Archives

Charles Stross - 2006 - Fiction - Limited preview
Bob Howard is a computer-hacker desk jockey, who has more than enough trouble keeping up with the endless paperwork he has to do on a daily basis. He should never be called on to do anything remotely heroic. But for some reason, he is.
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