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Title: Seveneves

A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both ...
Author(s): Neal Stephenson
ISBN 13: 9780062190376
Pages: 880
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Title: How Not to Be Wrong

The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn't confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do--the whole world is shot through with it.
Author(s): Jordan Ellenberg
ISBN 13: 9781594205224
Pages: 480
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Title: The Vital Question

The Earth teems with life: in its oceans, forests, skies and cities. Yet theres a black hole at the heart of biology. We do not know why complex life is the way it is, or, for that matter, how life first began. In The Vital Question, award-winning author and biochemist Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a solution to conundrums that have puzzled generations of scientists.
Author(s): Honorary Research Fellow Nick Lane;Nick Lane
ISBN 13: 9780393352979
Pages: 368
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Title: The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy

The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan and the world in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China?
Author(s): Hiroshi Mikitani;Ryoichi Mikitani
ISBN 13: 9781119000600
Pages: 240
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Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern ...
Author(s): Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN 13: 9780062316097
Pages: 464
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