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For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don’t…

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-- Interactive guides answer many of the "how" and "why" questions young children have -- Fold-out flaps on every open page

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It’s striking how many of the presidents Americans venerate—Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy, to name a few—oversaw some of the republic’s bloodiest years. Perhaps it’s because they looked…

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¿Por qué muchos dirigentes que han arruinado a sus países se mantienen tanto tiempo en el poder? ¿Cómo puede ser que países ricos en recursos tengan a gran parte de la población en la pobreza? ¿Por qué las autocracias tienen unas políticas económicas tan…

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Analytical measurements at the single molecule level under ambient conditions have become almost routine in the past few years. The application of this technology to fundamental studies of heterogeneity in biomolecular structure and dynamics, chemical and…

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Most parliamentary systems have endogenous election timing, where the Prime Minister is free to call for elections when he or she thinks it's appropriate to do so. Despite the huge advantage one might expect this opportunity creates, Prime Ministers still lose…

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The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: why are leaders who produce peace and prosperity turned out of office while those who preside over corruption, war, and misery endure? Considering this political puzzle, they also answer…

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A comprehensive overview of the universe, from our closest planetary neighbours to stars, galaxies and blank holes many millions of light years away from Earth.

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-- Fantastic introduction to science activities showing how to set up and perform dozens of exciting investigations using everyday things found around the home -- Clear design and step-by-step instructions ensure that each project is easy to follow -- Split into…