21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyIn Sapiens, he explored our past In Homo Deus, he looked to our future Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today s most pressing issues How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake


Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanitys future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century


Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1)

Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1)The first in the groundbreaking Nora Kelly series from 1 bestselling authors Preston Child blends the legend of the Donner party with a riveting suspense tale, taking the dynamic duo s work to new heights Nora Kelly, a young but successful curator with a series of important excavations already


Ghost Wall

Ghost WallIn the north of England, far from the intrusions of cities but not far from civilization, Silvie and her family are living as if they are ancient Britons, surviving by the tools and knowledge of the Iron Age For two weeks, the length of her father s vacation, they join an anthropology course set to



Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All UpAn exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way.


The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey GodNAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 1 New York Times and 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston Globe One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic Included in Lithub s Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List A Favorite Science Book of 2017 from


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingSebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges todays returning veterans face in modern society There are ancient tribal human behaviors loyalty, inter reliance, cooperation that flare up in


The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us HumanIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world arguing


Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty six year old Cudjo Lewis Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the


Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Bullshit Jobs: A TheoryFrom bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences.Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled On the


Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisIn his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a


All That Remains: A Life in Death

All That Remains: A Life in DeathSue Black confronts death every day As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster In All that


Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River ThamesLong heralded as a city treasure herself, expert mudlarker Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of Englands captivating, if sometimes murky,



Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesDiamond has written a book of remarkable scope one of the most important and readable works on the human past published in recent years Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a national bestseller the global account of the rise of civilization that is also a stunning refutation of ideas of human


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human


Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or SucceedBrilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide In his million copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined


The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of CulturesIn The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association,