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Gaia Vince, Adventures in the Anthropocene

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Gaia Vince, Adventures in the Anthropocene

Gaia Vince, Adventures in the Anthropocene

We are entering a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene, or Age of Man. Gaia Vince travelled the world to understand what this new age will mean for us, and future generations.

Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass

December 25th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass

Alex Bellos, Alex Through the Looking Glass

Numbers are everywhere: sprinkled in our books and newspapers, crunched in our technology and scattered across our daily routines. In this book, award-winning author Alex Bellos takes us on a tour through history and across the globe, delving deep into the amazing maths that surrounds us all.

Naomi Klein, No Time

December 24th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Naomi Klein, No Time

Naomi Klein, No Time

Een beter milieu begint niet uitsluitend bij jezelf — in een wereld die draait om kapitalisme moeten eerst de achterliggende sociale, economische en politieke ideologie├źn veranderen voordat we de natuur kunnen redden.

Stephen Fry, Tim Lihoreau, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

November 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Stephen Fry, Tim Lihoreau, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

Stephen Fry, Tim Lihoreau, Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

Entertaining and brilliantly written, this is a pretty reckless romp of a history through classical music and much, much more.

Owen Jones, The Establishment

October 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Owen Jones, The Establishment

Owen Jones, The Establishment

Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment.

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

October 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Lawrence M. Principe, The Scientific Revolution

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’.

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

August 30th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

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.



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