Scott's Book Review

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

David S. Landes

Egghead Choice - Economic history

There are a number of measurements of wealth among nations. One standard is ‘Gross Domestic Product’ (GDP)...

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The Story of the Human Body

Daniel E. Lieberman

Experimental Evidence - Human evolution

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman ( gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the...

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The Future and Its Enemies

Virginia Postrel

Egghead Choice - Creativity and the future

It’s been 20 years since the first publication of Virginia Postrel’s ( influential book ‘The...

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Smart World

Richard Ogle

Egghead choice - creativity, science and ideas

What do jazz musician Dave Brubeck, Apple’s Steve Jobs, Mattel’s Ruth Handler, and architect Frank Gehry all have in common? They are credited with...

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Early Modernism

Christopher Butler

Past Present - the arts in history

From the advent of Fauvism to the development of Dada, the early part of the twentieth century saw a series of avant-garde movements in European literature,...

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