Posts tagged Makeyenko
'12 Lessons on Physics' | Richard Feynman

Whoever you are, let none other than Richard Feynman take you on this exciting trip down the wormhole through the continuum of human knowledge. You’ve always wanted to uncover the secrets of the universe, haven’t you? Now this is your chance!

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Everything by Malcolm Gladwell

From a collection of ordinary things Malcolm Gladwell whips up a miracle, from little-known facts he extracts the most valuable of lessons, from personal interviews and public records he draws a long arc through history—all to help you see the truths that have been lost, overlooked or misunderstood. It feels like magic.

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'The Freakoseries' | Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

To a bored economics major like me, Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics, Think Like a Freak, and When to Rob a Bank were a gulp of fresh air—bracing, slightly giddying and undeniably promising. But like any gulp of air in our highly polluted environment, these books came with a share of mild contaminants, traces of toxic gases and, if subjected to rigorous testing, a few stray particles of bovine fecal matter.

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When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost | Joan Morgan

Hip-hop feminism is the result of Joan Morgan’s search for the kind of feminism that she can call her own—the one that doesn’t exclusively serve the interests of straight white women, or only inhabits the halls of academia and the pages of research papers, or offers independence and empowerment at the cost of giving up the most intimate of the heart’s desires, those that got caught up in the crossfire of money, sex and power.

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'The Teaching Trilogy' | bell hooks

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope and Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom build on each other to offer a profoundly transformative vision of education. It’s both revelatory and revolutionary.

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie

An important, poignant story, something people should know about and never forget, an all-encompassing encyclopedia of human emotions—a masterpiece that will help you avoid what the author calls 'the danger of a single story'.

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