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Scarcity
Scarcity
Why having too little means so much

This reviewer wondered whether Scarcity should be a movie sequel to Scarface, except that Tony Montana was killed off in the original. Hence it is behavioural economics instead. She also wondered whether it was really a whole book in itself, rather than what could have been a chapter out of... Read more
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Supernormal Stimuli
Supernormal Stimuli
How Primal Urges Overran Their Evolutionary Purpose

This wonderful book starts with a discussion of the cuckoo bird who will place one of its eggs in the nest of another bird with similar, yet smaller, eggs. The other bird will then devote its attention to the cuckoo egg since it is bigger. supernormal stimuli, such as this example can be... Read more
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19th July 2012 07:40 PM by happyskeptic Go to last post
 
Supercapitalism
Supercapitalism
The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life

This book's title would ordinarily have led this reviewer to believe she was about to read an anti-business tirade about the subjugation of government and democracy to the superior power of big business, replete with lists of how many corporations had market capitalisation as big as medium... Read more
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4th January 2012 10:33 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
 
Sway
Sway
The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour

This reviewer picked up "Sway" at a shop in order to complete a three-for-two deal ("It's free, yippee, and that should make me more happy about paying cover price for the other two shouldn't it, huh?") and wondered whether its contents would illuminate the irrational bias that... Read more
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4th January 2012 10:26 AM by Francesca R Go to last post
 
Shakespeare: The World as Stage
Shakespeare: The World as Stage

How much do we REALLY know about William Shakespeare?
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17th May 2010 08:34 PM by maatorc Go to last post
 
Seven Days in the Art World
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The author lived in, and laid bare the status-driven world. Each of the seven chapters is a keenly observed profile of the art world's highest echelons: a Christie's auction, a crit session at the California Institute of the Arts, Art Basel art fair, the Turner Prize jurying, ArtForum magazine,... Read more
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14th January 2009 09:40 PM by d1artbob Go to last post
 
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
A witty review of past and present research of ghosts and the soul.

A humor filled book of Mary Roach's search through ghostly research endeavors of the past, and discussions with those who claim to be present-day paranormal researchers.
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19th April 2008 08:02 PM by Boo Go to last post
 
Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion and Morality
Steve Allen on the Bible, Religion and Morality

The late Steve Allen authored two collections of essays after reading Gideon Bibles in hundreds of hotels.
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15th November 2007 11:56 AM by Brown Go to last post
 
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope
Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope

A history of the development of the telescope and the current trends and developments.
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4th October 2007 06:42 PM by kittynh Go to last post
 
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

This volume recounts the natural history of the Earth and the evolution of life on Earth. It considers the evolutionary reasons for human and animal behaviors.
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