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For years, his newspaper columns have pierced the surface of current events to reveal the economic forces underneath. Coursing with insight and flashes of wit, these brief essays offer a view of recent history through the eyes of one of the most influential economic thinkers of our time. Reflections on politics, the economy, and the modern world by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
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Here on Earth: A Natural History of the PlanetGrove Press #ad - With this awe-inspiring account of earth’s evolution, germs, pulitzer Prize–winning author of Guns, “you’ll discover why Tim Flannery’s books have made him the rock star of modern science” Jared Diamond, and Steel. Beginning at the big bang, here on earth explores the evolution of Earth from a galactic cloud of dust and gas to a planet with a metallic core and early signs of life within a billion years of being created.
From this beginning of life on earth, flannery tells the fascinating story of the evolution of humanity, exploring several early human species—from the diminutive creatures proclaimed as “hobbits” who lived in Africa around two million years ago to Homo erectus—before turning his attention to Homo sapiens.
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