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 (https://scholar.harvard.edu/dlieberman/home) 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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Postrel) 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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