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Programming in Haskell by Graham  Hutton
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry
"An argument that masculinity is something to celebrate but in it's rigid form has the potential to sap happiness from life, ruin lives of others who interact with it and too frequently causes Death. The argument is woven with honest reflections of..." Read more of this review »
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The Man Who Knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel
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Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Misbehaving by Richard H. Thaler
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Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
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Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber
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The Great Leveler by Walter Scheidel
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Richard Dawkins
“We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”
Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

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