The Rational Optimist

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062025371
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This bold book covers the entire sweep of human history, from the Stone Age to the Internet, from the stagnation of the Ming empire to the invention of the steam engine, from the population explosion to the likely consequences of climate ...

The Evolution Of Everything

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062296027
Size: 52.40 MB
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Drawing on fascinating evidence from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high, whether in government, ...

Rational Ritual

Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691158282
Size: 45.95 MB
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"--Masahiro Aoki, Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo "This is a very compelling and original work. It is the best conceptual book I have read in economics in several years.

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307719235
Size: 51.86 MB
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Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Warts And All

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: Viking Pr
ISBN: 9780670827336
Size: 20.13 MB
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Chronicling America's 1988 Presidential election from the unique perspective of a British journalist, this biting account traces the remarkable transformation of George Bush's image from wimpish Vice President to electoral champion

The End Of Doom

Author: Ronald Bailey
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466861444
Size: 17.74 MB
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In The End of Doom, Bailey avoids polemics and offers a balanced, fact-based and ultimately hopeful perspective on our current environmental situation. Now isn't that a breath of fresh air?

The Case For Rational Optimism

Author: Frank S. Robinson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412815819
Size: 11.35 MB
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While other books in this genre tend to be oriented toward self-help, this volume brings evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, economics, and a keen sense of history to the topic.

Progress

Author: Johan Norberg
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786072327
Size: 15.64 MB
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While politicians, journalists and activists from all sides talk about the damage done, Johan Norberg offers an illuminating and heartening analysis of just how far we have come in tackling the greatest problems facing humanity.

Genome The Autobiography Of A Species In 23 Chapters

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007381840
Size: 28.82 MB
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By picking one newly discovered gene from each of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes, and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of life to the brink of future medicine.