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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 7

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Translated by Adrian Nathan WestWhen We Cease to Understand the World shows us great minds striking out into dangerous, uncharted terrain.Fritz Haber, Alexander Grothendieck, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrödinger: these are among…

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The gripping true story of one man's ten year expedition from a village in West Africa to the Arctic CircleWITH A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHORScorching heat, rich, fertile soil, and treacherous snakes marked the landscape in which…

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In 1691, a Livonian peasant known as Old Thiess boldly announced before a district court that he was a werewolf. Yet far from being a diabolical monster, he insisted, he was one of the “hounds of God,” fierce guardians who…

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A riveting, masterfully researched account of the bold innovators who adapted the Chinese language to the modern world, transforming China into a superpower in the processWhat does it take to reinvent the world's oldest living…

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'A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of Black radical thought' Cornel West'Cedric Robinson's brilliant analyses revealed new ways of thinking and acting' Angela Davis'This work is about our people's…

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'Hugely engrossing... An exciting blend of ideas and personalities' John Carey, Sunday Times'Impressive... [An] elegant account... Dinner with Joseph Johnson reminds us of the excitement of a period in which inherited orthodoxies…

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Brittle with Relics is a landmark history of the people of Wales during a period of great national change.‘Richly humane, viscerally political, generously multi-voiced, Brittle with Relics is oral history at its revelatory…

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