Sciences humaines & sociales

  • @00000327@A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history.@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry. @00000341@ @00000341@In @00000373@Who We Are and How We Got Here@00000155@, Reich allows readers to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species. Reich delves into how the genomic revolution is transforming our understanding of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal deep inequalities among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals. Provocatively, Reich@00000065@s book suggests that there might very well be biological differences among human populations but that these differences are unlikely to conform to common stereotypes.@00000341@ @00000341@Drawing upon revolutionary findings and unparalleled scientific studies, @00000373@Who We Are and How We Got Here@00000155@ is a captivating glimpse into humankind--where we came from and what that says about our lives today.

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  • A collection of essays by the late cultural critic explores great works of music and literature produced by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Mann, Cavafy, Beckett, Gould, Straus, Genet, and others at the end of their creative lives, analyzing how these works differed from previous ones and what they reveal about each musician's or writer's artistic evolution. 15,000 first printing.

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  • Draws on interviews with General Tommy Franks, Condoleeza Rice, and other officials and military personnel to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the decision-making process that determined the nature of American involvement in Iraq.

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  • An inside account based on extensive reporting from Iraq between 2006 and 2011 as well as highly classified military and diplomatic information offers insight into the diplomacy and political struggles shaping the war in Iraq as they are viewed by Sunni and Sh'ia leaders and other high-ranking figures. 100,000 first printing.

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