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- Little, Brown and Company 2006; US$ 9.99
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
Research?driven and clearly written, bestselling economist Richard Florida addresses the growing alarm about the exodus of high?value jobs from the USA. Today's most valued workers are what economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class. In his bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida identified these variously skilled individuals... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 18.99
Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available
From the bestselling author of Blink and The Tipping Point , Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: The Story of Success overturns conventional wisdom about genius to show us what makes an ordinary person an extreme overachiever. Why do some people achieve so much more than others? Can they lie so far out of the ordinary? In this provocative... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
David and Goliath is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell, no.1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw Why do underdogs succeed so much more than we expect? How do the weak outsmart the strong? In David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell takes us on a scintillating and surprising... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 37.95
The social sciences routinely debate questions of society, and of the relationship between individuals and the social world in which we live. Some contemporary debates have a long history, and others are expressed differently in the age of new technologies and the Internet. This book offers an introduction to some of these key debates, and to... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 17.99
In The Devil's Horn , Michael Segell traces the 160-year history of the saxophone-a horn that created a sound never before heard in nature, and that from the moment it debuted has aroused both positive and negative passions among all who hear it. The saxophone has insinuated itself into virtually every musical idiom that has come along since its... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 9.40
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and... more...