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  • booksreddit.com:The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

    The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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    A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought and The Blank SlateBelieve it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species’ existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind’s inherent viol…


  • booksreddit.com:On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

    On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

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    The good news is that most soldiers are loath to kill. But armies have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques, and, according to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s thesis, is responsible for our rising rate of murder among the young.Upon its initial publication, ON KILLING was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluc…


  • booksreddit.com:The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

    The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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    We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet.Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: the genocides in the Old Testament and crucifixions in the New; the gory mutilations in Shakespeare and Grimm; the British monarchs who beheaded their rel…


  • booksreddit.com:The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

    The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

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    How come Vietnam didn’t become more like North Korea is now?
    Understanding North Korea through its propaganda: A newly revised and updated edition that includes a consideration of Kim Jung Il’s successor, Kim Jong-Un What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, rom… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant

    The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant

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    Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant.Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate w…


  • booksreddit.com:Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

    Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

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    The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and …


  • booksreddit.com:Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices

    Dog Food Logic: Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices

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    Confused by too many choices and too much hype when it comes to choosing a food for your dog? Learn how to distinguish between evidence-based information and marketing smoke and mirrors when reading labels. In-depth information for caring dog parents.


  • booksreddit.com:A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire

    A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World’s Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire

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    Two maverick neuroscientists use the world’s largest psychology experiment-the Internet-to study the private activities of millions of men and women around the world, unveiling a revolutionary and shocking new vision of human desire that overturns conventional thinking. For his groundbreaking sexual research, Alfred Kinsey and his team interviewed 18,000 people, relying on them to honestly report their most intimate experiences. Using the Internet, the neuroscientists Ogas and Gaddam quietl…


  • booksreddit.com:What's Your Poo Telling You?: 2009 Daily Calendar

    What’s Your Poo Telling You?: 2009 Daily Calendar

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  • booksreddit.com:Whores in History: Prostitution in Western Society

    Whores in History: Prostitution in Western Society

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    What was prostitution like in the “Wild West” ? Did they shave their legs ?
    Blending social history and sexual politics, this book aims to retrieve prostitution from the hands of male writers who have defined the “oldest profession” from their own point of view as the client sex. The author challenges orthodox views on prostitutes and, in this narrative account, proclaims herself on the side of the unrepentant whore, the most maligned woman in history. From the high-ranking temple whores of Egypt and the courtesans of Greece and Rome, she tells the story of the prost… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Whores in History: Prostitution in Western Society

    Whores in History: Prostitution in Western Society

    828

    Blending social history and sexual politics, this book aims to retrieve prostitution from the hands of male writers who have defined the “oldest profession” from their own point of view as the client sex. The author challenges orthodox views on prostitutes and, in this narrative account, proclaims herself on the side of the unrepentant whore, the most maligned woman in history. From the high-ranking temple whores of Egypt and the courtesans of Greece and Rome, she tells the story of the prost…


  • booksreddit.com:The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel

    The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel

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    What was sex in ancient Rome like?
    In recent years, a number of classical scholars have turned their attention to prostitution in the ancient world. Close examination of the social and legal position of Roman meretrices and Greek hetairai have enriched our understanding of ancient sexual relationships and the status of women in these societies. These studies have focused, however, almost exclusively on the legal and literary evidence.McGinn approaches the issues from a new direction, by studying the physical venues that existe… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

    Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body

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    THE #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLD If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements…then you want to read this book. Here’s the deal: Building muscle and burning fat isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe.  You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless wor…


  • booksreddit.com:Strength Training Anatomy

    Strength Training Anatomy, 3rd Edition

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    With new exercises, additional stretches, and more of Frédéric Delavier’s signature illustrations, you’ll gain a whole new understanding of how muscles perform during strength exercises. This one-of-a-kind best-seller combines the visual detail of top anatomy texts with the best of strength training advice. Many books explain what muscles are used during exercise, but no other resource brings the anatomy to life like Strength Training Anatomy. Over 600 full-color illustrations reveal the prim…


  • booksreddit.com:Starting Strength:  Basic Barbell Training

    Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition (2013)

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    Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books. The second edition, Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, sold over 80,000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education. Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition, they form a simple, logical, and practical approach to strength training. Now, after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country, the updated third editio…


  • booksreddit.com:Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

    Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

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    Is there any information on Post-traumatic Stress in societies in which warfare was looked at in a more favorable light (e.g Sparta)?
    An original and groundbreaking book that examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorderIn this strikingly original and groundbreaking book, Dr. Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer’s Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach a… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel

    The Economy of Prostitution in the Roman World: A Study of Social History and the Brothel

    680

    In recent years, a number of classical scholars have turned their attention to prostitution in the ancient world. Close examination of the social and legal position of Roman meretrices and Greek hetairai have enriched our understanding of ancient sexual relationships and the status of women in these societies. These studies have focused, however, almost exclusively on the legal and literary evidence.McGinn approaches the issues from a new direction, by studying the physical venues that existe…


  • booksreddit.com:The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics)

    The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics)

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    Was depression and mental illness as prominent as it is in modern society back in ancient times? Are there any records of severe depression, schizophrenia, BPD, or any other mental illness that would suggest it was common hundreds and thousands of years ago?
    One of the major documents of modern European civilization, Robert Burton’s astounding compendium, a survey of melancholy in all its myriad forms, has invited nothing but superlatives since its publication in the seventeenth century. Lewellyn Powys called it “the greatest work of prose of the greatest period of English prose-writing,” while the celebrated surgeon William Osler declared it the greatest of medical treatises. And Dr. Johnson, Boswell reports, said it was the only book that he ro… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics)

    The Anatomy of Melancholy (New York Review Books Classics)

    662

    One of the major documents of modern European civilization, Robert Burton’s astounding compendium, a survey of melancholy in all its myriad forms, has invited nothing but superlatives since its publication in the seventeenth century. Lewellyn Powys called it “the greatest work of prose of the greatest period of English prose-writing,” while the celebrated surgeon William Osler declared it the greatest of medical treatises. And Dr. Johnson, Boswell reports, said it was the only book that he ro…


  • booksreddit.com:Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs

    Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

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    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonanc…