Arjun Srivastava's Library

Arjun Srivastava's Library

The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy
Adam Tooze
An extraordinary mythology has grown up around the Third Reich that hovers over political and moral debate even today. Adam Tooze's controversial new book challenges the conventional economic interpretations of that period to explore how Hitler's sur...
Walden Two
B. F. Skinner
A reprint of the 1976 Macmillan edition. This fictional outline of a modern Utopia has been a centre of controversy ever since its publication in 1948. Set in the United States, it pictures a society in which human problems are solved by a scientifi...
Watchmen Noir
Alan Moore
Watchmen [8]: This groundbreaking series from ALAN MOORE, the award-winning writer of V FOR VENDETTA and BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, presents a world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history, the U.S. won the Vietnam War, Nixon ...
We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter
Celeste Headlee
“WE NEED TO TALK.” In this urgent and insightful book, public radio journalist Celeste Headlee shows us how to bridge what divides us--by having real conversations BASED ON THE TED TALK WITH OVER 10 MILLION VIEWSNPR's Best Books of 2017 Winner of th...
We: New Edition
Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tin
A superb new translation of the classic dystopian novel Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, Zamyatin's masterpiece describes life under the regimented totalitarian society of OneState, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor'. Recognized as the i...
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
Yochai Benkler
With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping mar...
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Cathy O'Neil
Longlisted for the National Book Award | New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.** We live in the age of the algorithm. I...
Web Typography
Richard Rutter
A handbook for designing beautiful and effective responsive typography.
What Technology Wants
Kevin Kelly
A refreshing view of technology as a living force in the world.This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own...
When Body Language Goes Bad: A Dilbert Book
Scott Adams
"Dilbert is easily one of the most clever and consistently funny comics in current circulation. Like all great comic strips, it provides a much-needed daily dose of comedy and, most importantly, keeps its finger firmly planted on the pulse of truth w...
When Prophecy Fails
Leon Festinger and Henry W. Riecken and Stanley Schachter
In 1954 Leon Festinger, a brilliant young experimental social psychologist in the process of inventing a new theory of human behavior - the theory of cognitive dissonance - and two of his colleagues, Henry Riecken and Stanley Schachter, infiltrated a...
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
Steven Johnson
Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? In Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative popular thinkers, explores the secrets of inspiration. Steven Johnson has spent twenty ...
Where Is My Flying Car?
J. Storrs Hall
From an engineer and futurist, an impassioned account of technological stagnation since the 1970s and an imaginative blueprint for a richer, more abundant future The science fiction of the 1960s promised us a future remade by technological innovati...
Who Gets What -- and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design
Alvin E. Roth
A Nobel laureate reveals the often surprising rules that govern a vast array of activities -- both mundane and life-changing -- in which money may play little or no role. If you've ever sought a job or hired someone, applied to college or guided you...
Who Owns the Future?
Jaron Lanier
The “brilliant” and “daringly original” ( The New York Times ) critique of digital networks from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” ( London Evening Standard )—asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy. Jaron Lanier is ...
Whole Earth Discipline
Stewart Brand
The green movement used to protect the earth from mankind; now they need to protect mankind from the earth. In Whole Earth Discipline, Stewart Brand argues that in order to do this, they urgently need to abandon much conventional environmental wisdo...
Why Honor Matters
Tamler Sommers
A controversial call to put honor at the center of morality To the modern mind, the idea of honor is outdated, sexist, and barbaric. It evokes Hamilton and Burr and pistols at dawn, not visions of a well-organized society. But for philosopher Tamle...
Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems
Didier Sornette
The scientific study of complex systems has transformed a wide range of disciplines in recent years, enabling researchers in both the natural and social sciences to model and predict phenomena as diverse as earthquakes, global warming, demographic p...
The Wife and Other Stories
Anton Chekhov
YEVGRAF IVANOVITCH SHIRYAEV, a small farmer, whose father, a parish priest, now deceased, had received a gift of three hundred acres of land from Madame Kuvshinnikov, a general's widow, was standing in a corner before a copper washing-stand, washing...
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Anand Giridharadas
The New York Times  bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understandin...
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Alan W. Watts
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Woke: A Guide to Social Justice
Titania McGrath
'The book everyone's talking about' The Times'Titania McGrath is a genius' Spectator'Just as Bridget Jones was the embodiment of the anxiety-ridden Nineties feminist, a creation whose diary entries encapsulated all our hopes, fears and failures, so T...
Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software
Nadia Eghbal
An inside look at modern open source software developers--and their influence on our online social world. "Nadia is one of today's most nuanced thinkers about the depth and potential of online communities, and this book could not have come at a bet...
Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do
Studs Terkel
A Pulitzer Prize winner interviews workers, from policemen to piano tuners: “Magnificent . . . To read it is to hear America talking.” —The Boston Globe  A National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestseller   Studs Terkel’s classic oral hist...