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The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
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The Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) " has nearly been forgotten in the English-speaking world,” writes Andrea Wulf. “It is almost as though his ideas have become so manifest that the man behind them has disappeared.”
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The Language Hoax by John McWhorter
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When I went to college in 1961 one of the first "big ideas" introduced to me was the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis that an individual's thoughts and actions are determined by the language that individual speaks. It led to the widespread belief that there ar ...more
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The Deluge by Adam Tooze
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Going in to WW1 Britain was the major world power. After the War “American economic might would become the decisive factor in the shaping of the world order.”
President Wilson sought to end WW1 with a “peace without victory.” A peace with reparations
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The Road Not Taken by David Orr
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"Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong".
Frost's famous poem has been called "The Most Misread Poem in America".
I think it has been over 30 years ago since I read that this famous poem had an alternate meaning. Some
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The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost
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Black Flags by Joby Warrick
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
by Joby Warrick
read in October, 2015
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Remember Abu Musab Zaqawi? Zaqawi was NOT the link between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, as the CIS claimed. Both bin Laden and Saddam distrusted Zaqawi as just a street thug. But Zaqawi founded the movement that has become ISIS. He also created the ...more
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Black Flags by Joby Warrick
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The Lucifer Effect by Philip G. Zimbardo
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[Note: This book is 500 pages long. I only read the first 200 which are about only the 1971 Stanford Prison experiment itself. I skipped the parts about his analysis andtestimonyof Abu Ghraib, and his complaints about the Bush-Cheney years.]

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Sand Hill Road by Patrick Krejcik
Sand Hill Road
by Patrick Krejcik (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2015
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[Evil] Capitalists attempt to use Chaos Theory to break the bank at the Stock Market:
sparks fly, cash flows, lips meet, fine cheese and wine are consumed, and greed stimulates the animal spirits.
Is the chaos of the Stock Market subject to predictio
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Maps of Time by David Christian
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Are you a little rusty on the most current evidence-based claims about cosmology, geology, evolution, and human history?
Do you care? If you do, then this is the book for you. At 500 pages this is a very readable summary of our contemporary scientific
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