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  • booksreddit.com:Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

    Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

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    The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common la…


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base

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    Area 51It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing…


  • booksreddit.com:Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart

    Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart

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    An international sensation—and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere—this Wall Street Journal and New York Times business bestseller examines the “power” in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed—even survive—in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger…


  • booksreddit.com:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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    “One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year….Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing s…