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Future Is Not What It Used to Be: Climate Change and Energy Scarcity

by Jorg Friedrichs The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780262533652
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it will resemble the past....

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Risky Medicine: Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty

by Robert Aronowitz University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9780226049717
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Will ever-more sensitive screening tests for cancer lead to longer, better lives? Will anticipating and trying to prevent the...

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Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History

by Jill Lepore Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2011
ISBN:
9780691153001
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights...

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Darfur and the Crisis of Governance in Sudan: A Critical Reader

by Salah M Hassan and Carina E Ray Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
08/2009
ISBN:
9780801475948
Format:
Pbk 524 pages

The ongoing conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur has received unprecedented attention from the international media...

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Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone)

by Sam Wineburg University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
08/2018
ISBN:
9780226357218
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

Let's start with two truths about our era that are so inescapable as to have become clichés: We are surrounded by more readily...

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We Are Data: Algorithms and The Making of Our Digital Selves

by John Cheney-Lippold New York University Press
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9781479808700
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it Algorithms...

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Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

by Robert A Pape and James K Feldman University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2012
ISBN:
9780226645650
Format:
Pb+ 360 pages

Cutting the Fuse offers a wealth of new knowledge about the origins of suicide terrorism and strategies to stop it. Robert A Pape...

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Why the French Don't Like Headscarves: Islam, the State and Public Space

by John r Bowen Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2008
ISBN:
9780691138398
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

The French government's 2004 decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious signs from public schools puzzled many...

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New Geopolitics of Natural Gas

by Agnia Grigas Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
04/2017
ISBN:
9780674971837
Format:
Hbk 416 pages

We are in the midst of an energy revolution, led by the United States. As the world’s greatest producer of natural gas moves aggressively...

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From Predators to Icons: Exposing the Myth of the Business Hero

by Michel Villette and Catherine Vullermot Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780801475665
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

In the popular imagination, the business media, and the schools of business and management that train new generations of entrepreneurs...

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Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual

by Network of Concerned Anthropologists Prickly Paradigm Press
Pub Date:
05/2009
ISBN:
9780979405754
Format:
Pbk 140 pages

At a moment when the U.S. military decided it needed cultural expertise as much as smart bombs to prevail in Iraq and Afghanistan,...

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Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways

by Thomas J. Bollyky The MIT Press
Pub Date:
10/2019
ISBN:
9780262537964
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

Why the news about the global decline of infectious diseases is not all good.  Plagues and parasites have played...

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Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World

by Ben Wildavsky Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2012
ISBN:
9780691154558
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of...

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Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future

by Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9780691156316
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

Throughout history, migrants have fueled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved...

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Cloning Terror: The War of Images, 9/11 to the Present

by W J T Mitchell University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
12/2010
ISBN:
9780226532608
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

The phrase “War on Terror” has quietly been retired from official usage, but it persists in the American psyche, and ourunderstanding...

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