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Robot Uprising

Autor: Kolektiv autorů - Daniel H. Wilson, John Joseph Adams (eds.)

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Humans beware. As the robotic revolution continues to creep into our lives, it brings with it an impending sense of doom. What horrifying scenarios might unfold if our technology were to go awry? From self-aware robotic toys to intelligent machines violently malfunctioning, this anthology brings to life the half-formed questions and fears we all have about the increasing presence of robots in our

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Robogenesis

Autor: Daniel H. Wilson

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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It’s been three years since the global uprising of the world's robots, three long years in which ordinary people waged a guerilla war that saved humankind from the brink of annihilation. But a horrific new enemy has emerged, and the resistance is called to fight once again. And in a world where humanity and technology are pushed to the breaking point, their one hope may reside with their former

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Empire of Cotton: A Global History

Autor: Sven Beckert

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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WINNER OF THE BANCROFT PRIZE PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Sven Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. In a remarkably

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Autor: Sheryl Sandberg

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root

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Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature

Autor: Sparky Sweets

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Sparky Sweets, PhD, and Wisecrack proudly present this outrageously funny, ultra-sharp guide to literature based on the hit online series, "Thug Notes." Inside, you'll find hilarious plot breakdowns and masterful analyses of sixteen of literature's most beloved classics, including: "Things Fall Apart," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Hamlet," "The Catcher in the Rye," "Lord of the Flies," "Pride

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The Prophet

Autor: Kahlil Gibran

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Kahlil Gibran s masterpiece, "The Prophet, "is one of the most beloved spiritual classics of our time. It has sold millions of copies inmore than forty languages since it was first published in 1923. "The Prophet" contains powerful words of wisdom on such essential subjects as marriage, children, friendship, work, and pleasure words that readers from around the world have found inspirational and

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Judge on Trial [Soudce z milosti]

Autor: Ivan Klíma

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Part thriller, part domestic tragedy, at once political and intensely personal, Ivan Kilma's epicly scaled new novel is an inquest into the compromises that turned even the best citizens of Czechoslovakia into accomplices of its late totalitarian regime. "Enormously powerful".--New York Times Book Review

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Engineers of the Soul: In the Footsteps of Stalin's Writers

Autor: Frank Westerman

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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This text presents the story of two journeys - one literal, one imaginary - through contemporary Russia and through Soviet-era literature. Travelling through present and past, Frank Westerman draws the reader into the wild euphoria of the Russian Revolution, as art and reality are bent to radically new purposes.

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

Autor: Lawrence Wright

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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The Basis For The New HBO Documentary. A National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist. Scientology presents itself as a scientific approach to spiritual enlightenment, but its practices have long been shrouded in mystery. Now Lawrence Wright--armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and

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Narrow Road to the Deep North

Autor: Richard Flanagan

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a

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Microcosm: E. Coli and the New Science of Life

Autor: Carl Zimmer

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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In 1946, a 20 year old medical school student called Joshua Lederberg decided to find out whether microbes make love. Lederbeter was motivated not by a displaced libido, but by scientific ambition. At the age of seven, he had declared that he hoped to become 'like Einstein' and to 'discover a few things in science.' The 'few things' Lederberg discovered would revolutionise modern science and earn

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Pixar Touch: The Making of a Company

Autor: David Price

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot made at Lucasfilm in 1982 all the way up through the landmark films Toy

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Feast of Love

Autor: Charles Baxter

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Six Months in 1945: FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--From World War to Cold War

Autor: Michael Dobbs

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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When Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler's armies were on the run, and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace--but instead they set the stage for a forty-four year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of influence. After fighting side by side for nearly four years, their political alliance was beginning

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Robopocalypse

Autor: Daniel H Wilson

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Roughly twenty years from now, our technological marvels unite and turn against us. A childlike but massively powerful artificial intelligence known as Archos comes online...and kills the man who created it. This first act of betrayal leads Archos to gain control over the global network of machines and technology that regulates everything from transportation to utilities, defense,

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Global Weirdness: Severe Storms, Deadly Heat Waves, Relentless Drought, Rising Seas and the Weather

Autor: [Climate Central]

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Hologram for the King

Autor: Dave Eggers

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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A National Book Award Finalist

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Spoiler

Autor: Annalena McAfee

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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A deft and impressive debut novel--a dark hyper-comedy--set in London in the late 1990s during the height of the newspaper wars just before the dot-com tidal wave. Honor Tait, a legendary prize-winning war correspondent (called in her day "The Newsroom Dietrich" because of her luminescent beauty) is now in her eighties and looking back at a career that saw her on the front lines and in the

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Love and Garbage [Láska a smetí]

Autor: Ivan Klíma

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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From an internationally acclaimed Czech writer comes a shrewd, humane, and poignant novel, set in Prague before the Velvet Revolution, whose perceptions about love, conscience, and betrayal cut to the bone of life in both totalitarian and democratic societies. "A chilling story from the underground".--The New York Times

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Open Letters: Selected Writings, 1965-1990

Autor: Václav Havel

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Vaclav Havel was born in Czechoslovakia in 1936. He is a leading playwright and has long been involved in the human rights movement in Czechoslovakia - and was sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment for this close association. In January 1932, for reasons of health, he was released from prison before his sentence was completed. The letters he wrote to his wife were published as 'Letters

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Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague

Autor: Timothy Garton Ash

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, & the Murder Behind One of History's Greatest Scien

Autor: Joshua Gilder

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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Closing of Western Mind

Autor: Charles Freeman

publisher: Vintage Books (US)

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A radical and powerful reappraisal of the impact of Constantine's adoption of Christianity on the later Roman world, and on the subsequent development both of Christianity and of Western civilization. When the Emperor Contstantine converted to Christianity in 368 AD, he changed the course of European history in ways that continue to have repercussions to the present day. Adopting those aspects of

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