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Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

October 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

Ronald Wright, A Short History of Progress

Many of the great ruins that grace the deserts and jungles of the earth are monuments to civilisations which fell victim to their own success: from Easter Island’s monolithic wilderness to the perpetual silence of the Mayan ruins and ultimately to today’s melting ice caps and growing ozone hole, the cycle has continually repeated itself across the years.

Lawrence M. Principe, The Scientific Revolution

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Lawrence M. Principe, The Scientific Revolution

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed striking shifts in thinking about the natural world and humanity’s place in it, which have come to be called the ‘Scientific Revolution’.

Carl De Keyzer en David Van Reybrouck, Album 14–18

October 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Carl De Keyzer en David Van Reybrouck, Album 14–18

Carl De Keyzer en David Van Reybrouck, Album 14–18

Fotograaf Carl De Keyzer selecteerde en bewerkte de voorbije twee jaar honderd originele glasplaten uit de Eerste Wereldoorlog uit diverse archieven in binnen- en buitenland.

Laila Lalami, The Moor’s Account

August 30th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Laila Lalami, The Moor’s Account

Laila Lalami, The Moor’s Account

“Laila Lalami has fashioned an absorbing story of one of the first encounters between Spanish conquistadores and Native Americans, a frightening, brutal, and much-falsified history that here, in her brilliantly imagined fiction, is rewritten to give us something that feels very like the truth.”
— Salman Rushdie

Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

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Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

Led by her yapping corgis to the Westminster travelling library outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen finds herself taking out a novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett. Duff read though it is, the following week her choice proves more enjoyable and awakens in Her Majesty a passion for reading so great that her public duties begin to suffer. And so, as she devours work by everyone from Hardy to Brookner to Proust to Beckett, her equerries conspire to bring the Queen’s literary odyssey to a close.

Harold McGee, Food & Cooking

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Harold McGee, Food & Cooking

Harold McGee’s original On Food and Cooking was widely acclaimed as a masterpiece on publication in 1984. Now completely revised and updated, this encyclopedic book renders the everyday miracles of the kitchen wondrous and fascinating, and sheds light on questions that have puzzled generations of cooks.

Daniel Kahneman, Ons feilbare denken

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Daniel Kahneman, Ons feilbare denken

Daniel Kahneman is een van de meest invloedrijke psychologen ter wereld. In 2002 kreeg hij de Nobelprijs voor de Economie voor zijn onderzoek met Amos Tversky naar hoe mensen denken en beslissingen nemen. Zijn gedachtegoed heeft diepgaand effect gehad op vele terreinen, onder andere economie, geneeskunde en politiek. Ons feilbare denken brengt al die jaren onderzoek en wetenschap in één boek samen, en werd wereldwijd een bestseller.

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens

June 7th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power… and our future.

Marc Elsberg, Black-out

March 27th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Marc Elsberg, Black-out

Marc Elsberg, Black-out

Op een koude dag in februari vallen de lichten uit in Italië. En niet alleen daar. Ook in Zweden. Daarna in Frankrijk, Zwitserland, België en Nederland. Al snel wordt een heel continent geteisterd door duisternis — en is de chaos compleet.



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