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"America's Secret War"

Автор(и): George Friedman
ISBN: 9780349118925

The startling truth behind America’s foreign policy and war effort in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond.

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"Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century "

Автор(и): Will Hutton
ISBN: 9780349118826

Culture, Politics, Economics

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"Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation"

Автор(и): Philip Shenon
ISBN: 9781408701508

In a work of history that will make headlines, NEW YORK TIMES reporter Philip Shenon investigates the investigation of 9/11 and tells the inside story of the most important federal commission since the Warren Commission. Shenon uncovers startling new information about the inner workings of the 9/11 commission and its relationship with the Bush White House. THE COMMISSION will change our understanding of the 9/11 investivation - and of the attacks themselves.

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"Island at the Centre of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America"

Автор(и): Russell Shorto
ISBN: 9780349140209

Russell Shorto has created a gripping narrative – a story of global sweep centered on a wilderness called Manhattan – that transforms our understanding of early America.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Underground London"

Автор(и): Stephen Smith
ISBN: 9780349115658

In this marvelous work, Stephen Smith explores the life and history of London from an unusual angle — underneath. Beginning with the rivers that run under the capital and ending in the system of tunnels beneath the Thames Barrier, Underground London is an enthralling journey into a subterranean world.

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"Pompeii: The Living City "

Автор(и): Ray, Alex & Laurence Butterworth
ISBN: 9780753820766

Deeply resonant in a world still at the mercy of natural disaster, Pompeii recreates life as experienced in the city, and those frantic, awful hours in AD 79 that wiped the bustling city from the face of the earth.

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"Gunpowder Plot: Terror And Faith In 1605"

Автор(и): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 9780753814017

Britain's most popular historian uncovers the truth about Guy Fawkes' plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"WikiLeaks: News in the Networked Era"

Автор(и): Charlie Beckett, James Ball
ISBN: 9780745659763
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"Sixth Extinction"

Автор(и): ​Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN: 9781408851241

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Elizabeth Kolbert combines brilliant field reporting, the history of ideas and the work of geologists, botanists and marine biologists to tell the gripping stories of a dozen species – including the Panamanian golden frog and the Sumatran rhino – some already gone, others at the point of vanishing.The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy and Elizabeth Kolbert's book urgently compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"International Migration and Social Theory"

Автор(и): Karen O'Reilly
ISBN: 9780230221314

Affecting millions across the globe every day, international migration encompasses a wide range of concerns. It is not only a central dynamic in processes of globalization and government policy-making, but also a deeply personal topic that cuts to the heart of notions of identity, home and belonging.
International Migration and Social Theory provides a clear map of this field, and shows how social theory can illuminate our understanding of the way we move around the globe. Explaining and critiquing a wide range of theories, approaches and concepts, the text provides a new theoretical framework for future study and applies it to extended empirical case studies. The book explores core migration topics, from labour and lifestyle migration to refugees and the role of women, to shed light on the implications of migration at global, national and personal levels.

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Документалістика, репортаж

"On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century"

Автор(и): Timothy Snyder
ISBN: 9781847924889

In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary people can find themselves in unimaginable circumstances.History can familiarise, and it can warn. Today, we are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to totalitarianism in the twentieth century. But when the political order seems imperilled, our advantage is that we can learn from their experience to resist the advance of tyranny.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The Best of Times, The Worst of Times"

Автор(и): Michael Burleigh
ISBN: 9781509847945

In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times?In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The Courage of Hopelessness : Chronicles of a Year of Acting Dangerously"

Автор(и): Slavoj Zizek
ISBN: 9780241305577

Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migrationand geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Zizek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change.Today, he proposes, the only true question is,or should be, this: do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction?

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"This Changes Everything : Capitalism vs. the Climate"

Автор(и): Naomi Klein
ISBN: 9780241956182

Naomi Klein's international bestseller This Changes Everything is a must-read on our future, one of the defining and most hopeful books of this era. Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Weapons of Math Destruction : How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy"

Автор(и): Cathy O'neil
ISBN: 9780141985411

New York Times Bestseller 'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year 'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Federica Cocco, Financial Times A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric. We live in the age of the algorithm.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The World is Flat : The Globalized World in the Twenty-first Century"

Автор(и): Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN: 9780141034898

The beginning of the twenty-first century will be remembered, Friedman argues, not for military conflicts or political events, but for a whole new age of globalization - a `flattening' of the world. The explosion of advanced technologies now means that suddenly knowledge pools and resources have connected all over the planet, levelling the playing field as never before, so that each of us is potentially an equal - and competitor - of the other.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"World Order : Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History"

Автор(и): Henry Kissinger
ISBN: 9780141979007

World Order is the summation of Henry Kissinger's thinking about history, strategy and statecraft. As if taking a perspective from far above the globe, it examines the great tectonic plates of history and the motivations of nations, explaining the attitudes that states and empires have taken to the rest of the world from the formation of Europe to our own times.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Easternisation : War and Peace in the Asian Century"

Автор(и): Gideon Rachman
ISBN: 9781784700744

Easternisation is the defining trend of our age - the growing wealth of Asian nations is transforming the international balance of power. This shift to the East is shaping the lives of people all over the world, the fate of nations and the great questions of war and peace. A troubled but rising China is now challenging America's supremacy, and the ambitions of other Asian powers - includingJapan, North Korea, India and Pakistan - have the potential to shake the whole world. Meanwhile the West is struggling with economic malaise and political populism, the Arab world is in turmoil and Russia longs to reclaim its status as a great power.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Enough Said : What's gone wrong with the language of politics?"

Автор(и): Mark Thompson
ISBN: 9780099597681

How do we discuss serious ideas in the age of 24-hour news? What was rhetoric in the past and what should it be now? And what does Islamic State have in common with Donald Trump? We've never had more information or more opportunityto debate the issues of the day. Yet the relationship between politicians, the media and the public is characterised by suspicion, mistrust and apathy. What has gone wrong?

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"Guns, Germs And Steel"

Автор(и): Jared Diamond
ISBN: 9780099302780

Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science.

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"Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up"

Автор(и): Ken Robinson, Lou Aronica
ISBN: 9780141978574

From the international bestselling author of The Element Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education. In this inspiring, empowering book, he sets out a new vision for how education can be transformed to enable all young people to flourish. Filled with practical examples and groundbreaking research, it will inspire the change our children urgently need.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Автор(и): Klaus Schwab
ISBN: 9780241300756

We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.
Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.

In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.

604.00

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"The Great Divide"

Автор(и): Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN: 9780141981222

Why has inequality increased in the Western world - and what can we do about it? With his characteristic blend of clarity and passion, Joseph Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice, the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities - a choice that we don't have to make.

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"Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future"

Автор(и): Paul Mason
ISBN: 9780141975290

Are we on the brink of a change so profound that capitalism has finally reached its limits? Paul Mason's visionary bestseller shows how the technological revolution is about to reshape utterly our notions of work and value. For the first time in history, we have the chance to create something wholly new. Welcome to postcapitalism.

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"The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine"

Автор(и): Michael Lewis
ISBN: 9780141983301

When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine, and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower and middle-class Americans who can’t pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren’t talking. The crucial question is this: Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages?Michael Lewis turns the inquiry on its head to create a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestselling Liar’s Poker. Who got it right? he asks. Who saw the ever-rising real estate market for the black hole it would become, and eventually made billions of dollars from that perception? And what qualities of character made those few persist when their peers and colleagues dismissed them as Chicken Littles? Out of this handful of unlikely—really unlikely—heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our times.

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Публіцистика, наукова література

"The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe"

Автор(и): Joseph Stiglitz
ISBN: 9780241258156

Laying bare the European Central Bank's misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining why austerity has condemned Europe to unending stagnation, Stiglitz outlines the fundamental reforms necessary to the structure of the eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries suffering the most. But the same lack of sufficient political solidarity that led to the creation of a flawed euro twenty years ago suggests that these reforms are unlikely to be adopted. Hoping to avoid the huge costs associated with current policies, Stiglitz proposes two other alternatives: a well-managed end to the common currency; or a bold, new system dubbed 'the flexible euro.' This important book, by one of the world's leading economists, addresses the euro-crisis on a bigger intellectual scale than any predecessor.

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Біографія, мемуари, історії з життя

"The Undoing Project"

Автор(и): Michael Lewis
ISBN: 9780241254738

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

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