What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know. ... The routine traffic stop that ends in tragedy. The spy who spends years undetected at the highest levels of the Pentagon. The false conviction of Amanda Knox. Why do we so often get other people wrong?
Through a series of encounters and misunderstandings - from history, psychology and infamous legal cases - Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual adventure into the darker side of human nature, where strangers are never simple and misreading them can have disastrous consequences."It will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look ...|
Tim Peake and The European Space Agency. Real Puzzles and Training Exercises. ... Do you have what it takes? This book will help readers of all ages find out.
Featuring 100 real astronaut tests and exercises from the European Space Agency’s rigorous selection process, ranging from easy to fiendishly hard, "The Astronaut Selection Test Book" goes where no puzzle book has gone before.
Including puzzles and tests on:
visual perception and logic;
mental arithmetic and concentration;
teamwork and leadership;
survival, physical and medical skills;
foreign languages (every ...|
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Which - world's only totally reliable guide to the future, written in 1655, before she exposed - the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...
People have been pretending the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it's only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. This time, though, the armies of God and Evil realy do appear to be missing.
The Four Bikers of the Apocalypse are hitting the road. But both angels and demons - well, one first-living demon and a samowhat fussy angel - ...|
Sydney's dad is the only psychiatrist for miles around in their small Ohio town. He is also unexpectedly dead. Sydney believes the crash was anything but an accident. And when the threatening texts begin, and June Copeland - homecoming queen and golden child - appears at his funeral out of nowhere, she's sure of it.
But through Sydney's newfound relationship with June, she's given a glimpse of a life without the darkness of an unresolved grief and the chance, just maybe, of a fresh start. Until it's clear that the secrets won't go away, and the truth might bring everything crashing down... ...|
From the darkness... a hero rises. ... Before there was Batman, there was Bruce Wayne...
An impulsive act on his eighteenth birthday sentences him to community service at the infamous Arkham Asylum, home to the city's most dangerous and deadly criminals.
Amongst them is Madeleine Wallace - a brilliant killer and Bruce's only hope to save Gotham from its new menace: the Nightwalkers. But can Madeleine be trusted or is this all part of her plan to destroy the city forever?
You don't need superpowers to be a superhero. ...|
There's always a first time to save the world... ... She will become a legend, but first she is Diana, princess of the amazons. And her fight is just beginning...
Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity come, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world.
Alia is a Warbringer - a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to ...|
From the award-winning author of "Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda". ... I don't entirely understand how anyone gets a boyfriend. Or a girlfriend. It just seems like the most impossible odds. A perfect alignment of feeling and circumstances.
Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly is always careful. Better to be careful than be hurt. But when Cassie gets a new girlfriend who comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick, everything changes. Will is funny, flirtatious and basically the perfect first boyfriend. There's ...|
How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. ... "Fascinating and deeply disturbing".
Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the Year
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. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: everyone is judged according to the same rules, and ...|
Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" is an irreverent and highly entertaining fantasy about the playful irresponsibility of nuclear scientists, beautifully repackaged as part of the "Penguin Essentials" range.
Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he is the inventor of Ice-nine, a lethal chemical capable of freezing the entire planet. The search for its whereabouts leads to Hoenikker's three eccentric children, to a crazed dictator in the Caribbean, to madness.
Will Felix Hoenikker's death wish come true? Will his ...|
Introduction and series editor: Richard Beeman. ... Penguin presents a series of six portable accessible and - above all - essential reads from American political history selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman author of "The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution" draws together the great texts of American civil life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the "Civil Rights Act" these slim volumes will serve as a ...|