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Turing's Cathedral
Turing's Cathedral George Dyson
How did computers take over the world? This is the story of how the PC, ipod, smartphone and almost every aspect of modern life came into being.
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Engineers Of Victory
Engineers Of Victory Paul Kennedy
In Engineers of Victory Paul Kennedy reveals the role of the problem-solvers and middle-men who made it happen - such as Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the 'funny tanks' which flattened the D-Day beaches; or Captain 'Johnny' Walker, who worked out how to sink U-boats with a 'creeping barrage'
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How To See The World
How To See The World Nicholas Mirzoeff
Nicholas Mirzoeff is Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University.  His book Watching Babylon, about the Iraq war as seen on TV and in film, was described by art historian Terry Smith as 'a tour de force by perhaps the most inventive – certainly the most wide-ranging-practitioner of visual culture analysis in the world today.'  
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that made the Modern World
How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that made the Modern World Steven Johnson
How did photography bring about social reform? What connects refrigeration to Hollywood? And how did our battle against dirt help create smartphones? In this story of ingenious breakthroughs and unsung heroes, Steven Johnson explores the essential innovations that changed the world and how we live in it.
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A Farewell To Ice
A Farewell To Ice Peter Wadhams
The most authoritative account yet of what is happening in the Arctic - the 'canary in the mine' of planetary change.
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The Bestseller Code
The Bestseller Code Jodie Archer, Matthew Jockers
What if an algorithm could predict which manuscripts would become mega-bestsellers?
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Weapons Of Math Destruction
Weapons Of Math Destruction Cathy O’Neil
A former Wall Street data scientist sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.
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Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906
Victorious Century: The United Kingdom, 1800-1906 David Cannadine
A superbly told history of Victoria's Britain in all its grandeur and misery, triumph and doubt.
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The Book Of Why
The Book Of Why Judea Pearl
A pioneer of artificial intelligence shows how the study of causality revolutionized science and the world.
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Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
Like A Thief In Broad Daylight Slavoj Zizek
The latest analysis from the maverick philosopher on the dark side of technology and power.
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The Road to Conscious Machines
The Road to Conscious Machines Michael Wooldridge
In this definitive guide to AI past and present, one of the world's leading researchers shows why our fears for the future are misplaced.
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Human Compatible
Human Compatible Stuart J. Russell
Humans dream of super-intelligent machines. But what happens if we actually succeed?
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Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence Melanie Mitchell
A leading computer scientist brings human sense to the AI bubble.
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Possible Minds
Possible Minds John Brockman
Science world luminary John Brockman assembles twenty-five of the most important scientific minds, people who have been thinking about the field artificial intelligence for most of their careers, for an unparalleled round-table examination about mind, thinking, intelligence and what it means to be human.
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Don't Be Evil
Don't Be Evil Rana Foroohar
From acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst, a penetrating indictment of how today's biggest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, and our minds.
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