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  • The Most Important Thing Illuminated
    The Most Important Thing Illuminated (English, Hardback) Howard Marks

    Distilling the wisdom of Marks' celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, making his time-tested investing philosophy available to general readers, this book has been widely acclaimed by professional, casual, aspiring, and armchair investors.

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  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
    What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars (English, Hardback) Jim Paul, Brendan Moynihan

    Jim Paul's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all--his fortune, his reputation, and his job--in one fatal attack of excessive economic hubris. In this honest, frank analysis, Paul and Brendan Moynihan revisit the events that led to Paul's disastrous decision and examine the psychological factors behind bad...

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  • The Digital Transformation Playbook
    The Digital Transformation Playbook (English, Hardback) David L. Rogers

    A practical action plan for businesses seeking to adapt and grow in today's digital market.

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  • Charlie Munger
    Charlie Munger (English, Hardback) Tren Griffin

    How to think and act like one of the world's most successful investors.

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  • Charlie Munger
    Charlie Munger (English, Paperback) Tren Griffin

    How to think and act like one of the world's most successful investors.

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  • Molecular Gastronomy
    Molecular Gastronomy (English, Paperback) Herve This

    Challenges traditional ideas about cooking and eating. This book examines and debunks a variety of time-honored rules and dictums about cooking and presents ways of preparing a variety of dishes from quiches and quenelles to steak and hard-boiled eggs.

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  • Reductionism in Art and Brain Science
    Reductionism in Art and Brain Science (English, Hardback) Eric R. Kandel

    Pre-publication subtitle: From figuration to abstraction of form, line, color, and light.

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  • The Age of Sustainable Development
    The Age of Sustainable Development (English, Paperback) Jeffrey D. Sachs

    A bold and engaging intellectual synthesis on how modern societies can develop economically, equitably, and sustainably while preserving Earth's ecosystems and biodiversity.

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  • What Kind of Creatures Are We?
    What Kind of Creatures Are We? (English, Hardback) Noam Chomsky

    Addressing the most fundamental themes defining our humanity: the uniquely human capacity for language, the nature and limits of the human mind, and the possibilities for the common good in human society and politics.

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  • The Cinema of Wes Anderson
    The Cinema of Wes Anderson (English, Paperback) Whitney Crothers Dilley

    Wes Anderson is considered one of the most important directors of the post-Baby Boom generation, making films such as Rushmore (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) in a style so distinctive that his films are often recognizable from a single frame. Through the travelogue The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and the stop-motion animation of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), his films examine issues of gender,...

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  • Uncreative Writing
    Uncreative Writing (English, Paperback) Kenneth Goldsmith

    Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language. Confronted with an unprecedented...

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  • Making Sense of the Alt-Right
    Making Sense of the Alt-Right (English, Hardback) George Hawley

    During the 2016 election, a new term entered the American political lexicon: "alt-right." George Hawley provides an accessible introduction to the alt-right's origins, evolution, methods, and core belief in white-identity politics. Through exclusive interviews and a careful study of the alt-right's influential texts, Hawley is able to paint a full picture of a movement that has troubled many.

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  • Social Acceleration
    Social Acceleration (English, Paperback) Hartmut Rosa

    Hartmut Rosa advances an account of the temporal structure of society from the perspective of critical theory. He identifies in particular three categories of change in the tempo of modern social life: technological acceleration, evident in transportation, communication, and production; the acceleration of social change, reflected in cultural knowledge, social institutions, and personal relationships; and acceleration in the pace of life, which happens despite the expectation that technological change should increase an individual's free time. According to Rosa, both the structural and cultural aspects of our institutions and practices are marked by the "shrinking of the present," a decreasing time period during which expectations based on past experience reliably match future results and events. When this phenomenon combines with technological acceleration and the increasing pace of life, time seems to flow ever faster, making our relationships to each other and the world fluid and problematic. It is as if we are standing on "slipping slopes," a steep social terrain that is itself in motion and in turn demands faster lives and technology. As Rosa deftly shows, this self-reinforcing feedback loop fundamentally determines the character of modern life.

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  • Rapture
    Rapture (English, Paperback) Iliazd

    A man tests the limits of what is possible in life and love in this early twentieth-century novel.

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  • Narrative and Numbers
    Narrative and Numbers (English, Hardback) Aswath Damodaran

    How to connect business value to story.

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  • Neurogastronomy
    Neurogastronomy (English, Paperback) Gordon M. Shepherd

    Leading neuroscientist Gordon M. Shepherd embarks on a paradigm-shifting trip through the "human brain flavor system," laying the foundations for a new scientific field: neurogastronomy. Challenging the belief that our sense of smell diminished during as humans evolved, Shepherd argues that this sense, which constitutes the main component of flavor, is far more powerful and essential than previously thought. Shepherd connects his research to trends in nutrition, dieting, obesity, and the challenges that many face in eating healthily. He concludes with human perceptions of smell and flavor and their relationship to the neural basis of consciousness.

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  • The Madhouse Effect
    The Madhouse Effect (English, Hardback) Michael E. Mann, Tom Toles

    A clever lampoon of the fallacious claims and absurd arguments of climate-science deniers.

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  • Political Liberalism
    Political Liberalism (English, Paperback) John Rawls

    Revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in "A Theory of Justice" but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way.

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  • Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett
    Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett (English, Hardback) Yefei Lu

    A gift to Buffett followers who have long sought a pattern to the investor's success,Inside the Investments of Warren Buffett presents the most detailed analysis to date of Buffet's long-term investment portfolio. Lu pinpoints what is unique about Buffett's timing, instinct, use of outside knowledge, and postinvestment actions, and he identifies what could work for all investors with companies big and small, global and domestic.

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  • Tales of Moonlight and Rain
    Tales of Moonlight and Rain (English, Paperback) Professor Akinari Ueda

    Tales of Moonlight and Rain alludes to the belief that mysterious beings appear on cloudy, rainy nights and in mornings with the lingering moon. In "Shiramine," the vengeful ghost of the former emperor Sutoku reassumes the role of king; in "The Chrysanthemum Vow," a faithful revenant fulfills a promise; "The Kibitsu Cauldron" tells a tale of spirit possession; and in "The Carp of My Dreams," a man straddles the boundaries between the waking world and dream. Akinari's masterful combination of phrases from Japanese classics with creatures from Chinese and Japanese fiction and lore lend the collection its eerie beauty. This translation skillfully maintains the allure and complexity of Akinari's original prose.

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