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Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Underland: A Deep Time Journey

National Bestseller • New York Times “100 Notable Books of the Year” • NPR “Favorite Books of 2019” • Guardian “100 Best Books of the 21st Century” • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award

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Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason
Nervous States: Democracy and the Decline of Reason

In this age of intense political conflict, we sense objective fact is growing less important. Experts are attacked as partisan, statistics and scientific findings are decried as propaganda, and public debate devolves into personal assaults. How did we get here, and what can we do about it?

In this...

How to Take a Chance
How to Take a Chance
IF YOU GO fox-hunting will you shoot a fox? Will a fox shoot you?

Could life on earth have begun spontaneously?

How many of an item must a storekeeper stock to be reasonably certain he won't run out?

How far can you trust an opinion poll?

When is insurance a good buy?

What does
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How to Lie With Statistics
How to Lie With Statistics
"There is terror in numbers," writes Darrell Huff in How to Lie with Statistics. And nowhere does this terror translate to blind acceptance of authority more than in the slippery world of averages, correlations, graphs, and trends. Huff sought to break through "the daze that follows the collision of statistics with the...
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

In 1999, in The Return of Depression Economics, Paul Krugman surveyed the economic crises that had swept across Asia and Latin America, and pointed out that those crises were a warning for all of us: like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression were making a comeback. In...

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor

A towering work of history examining the world's most pressing problem--the growing gulf between rich and poor. For the last six hundred years, the world's wealthiest countries have been mostly European. Late in our century, the balance has begun to shift toward Asia, where countries such as Japan have grown at astounding rates. Why have these...

C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition
C Programming: A Modern Approach, 2nd Edition

The first edition of C Programming: A Modern Approach was popular with students and faculty alike because of its clarity and comprehensiveness as well as its trademark Q&A sections. Professor King's spiral approach made it accessible to a broad range of readers, from beginners to more advanced students. With...

World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

When I meet old friends and they ask, "How are you?" I often reply, "I'm fine; it's the world I am worried about." "Aren't we all" is the common response. Most people have a rather vague sense of concern about the future, but some worry about specific threats such as climate change or population...

State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World (State of the World)
State of the World 2009: Into a Warming World (State of the World)

A comprehensive guide to global warming and the steps we must take to combat it.

The evidence continues to mount: melting ice caps, rising temperatures, increasingly frequent natural disasters. As the devastating effects of global warming come into sharper focus, societies must work to both mitigate greenhouse gas...

Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory (Third Edition)
Strategy: An Introduction to Game Theory (Third Edition)

Game theory has become an enormously important field of study. It is now a vital methodology for researchers and teachers in many disciplines, including economics, political science, biology, and law. This book provides a thorough introduction to the subject and its applications, at the intermediate level of instruction. It is designed for...

Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Western Music in Context: A Norton History)
Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries (Western Music in Context: A Norton History)

The music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts.

Joseph Auner's Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries explores the sense of possibility unleashed by the era's destabilizing military conflicts, social upheavals, and technological...

Statistics (Fourth International Student Edition)
Statistics (Fourth International Student Edition)

Renowned for its clear prose and no-nonsense emphasis on core concepts, Statistics covers fundamentals using real examples to illustrate the techniques.

The Fourth Edition has been carefully revised and updated to reflect current data.

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