21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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De meeste mensen deugen

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Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1)

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

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Ghost Wall

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

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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 t


How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and RealityRace is real because we perceive it Racism is real because we enact it But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed


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

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Superior: The Return of Race Science

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All That Remains: A Life in Death

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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 n nWinner 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

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

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The Interpretation of Cultures

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