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Matthew Ridley

 Matthew Ridley is a British journalist and businessman. He is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics. 

22 Recommended books from Matthew Ridley

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  • Cuckoo

    by Nick Davies April 7, 2015 Science & Math

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    4.8 stars

    79 ratings

    The familiar call of the common cuckoo, "cuck-oo," has been a harbinger of spring ever since our ancestors walked out of Africa...

  • Dynasty

    by Tom Holland October 20, 2015 History

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    4.4 stars

    461 ratings

    Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon—his master...

  • How the Mind Works

    by Steven Pinker June 22, 2009 Medical Books

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    4.4 stars

    631 ratings

    "A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." ―New York Review of Books

    In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and ...

  • Into the Silence

    by Wade Davis October 2, 2012 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.6 stars

    724 ratings

    The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbi...

  • My Family and Other Animals

    by Gerald Durrell June 29, 2004 Science & Math

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    4.5 stars

    3,579 ratings

    The first book Gerald Durrell's Corfu Trilogy: a bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu, now...

  • One Summer

    by Bill Bryson June 3, 2014 History

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    4.6 stars

    4,355 ratings

    A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
    A GoodReads Reader's Choice

    The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing t...

  • Rubicon

    by Tom Holland March 8, 2005 History

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    4.6 stars

    999 ratings

    A vivid historical account of the social world of Rome as it moved from republic to empire. In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth...

  • The Bottomless Well

    by Peter Huber and Mark P. Mills January 17, 2005 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    108 ratings

    The sheer volume of talk about energy, energy prices, and energy policy on both sides of the political aisle suggests that we m...

  • The Double Helix

    by James D. Watson June 1, 2001 Science & Math

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    4.5 stars

    714 ratings

    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction b...

  • The Fabric of Civilization

    by Virginia Postrel November 10, 2020 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.7 stars

    334 ratings

    From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthrall...

  • The Hockey Stick Illusion

    by A. W. Montford December 9, 2015 Science & Math

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    4.7 stars

    216 ratings

    From Steve McIntyre's earliest attempts to reproduce Michael Mann's Hockey Stick graph, to the explosive publication of his wor...

  • The Martian

    by Andy Weir October 28, 2014 Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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    4.7 stars

    44,945 ratings

    Selected for common reading at North Lake College

    Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s _The Great Ameri...

  • The Origin of Species

    by Charles Darwin September 2, 2003 Science & Math

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    4.6 stars

    1,528 ratings

    Charles Darwin’s classic that exploded into public controversy, revolutionized the course of science, and continues to transfor...

  • The Selfish Gene

    by Richard Dawkins August 7, 2021 Science & Math

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    4.6 stars

    3,989 ratings

    As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought...

  • The Skeptical Environmentalist

    by Bjorn Lomborg September 10, 2001 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.7 stars

    480 ratings

    Bjørn Lomborg, a former member of Greenpeace, challenges widely held beliefs that the world environmental situation is getting ...

  • The Ultimate Resource 2

    by Julian Lincoln Simon July 1, 1998 Business & Money

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    4.4 stars

    57 ratings

    Arguing that the ultimate resource is the human imagination coupled to the human spirit, Julian Simon led a vigorous challenge ...

  • The Vital Question

    by Nick Lane June 21, 2016 Science & Math

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    4.5 stars

    425 ratings

    “One of the deepest, most illuminating books about the history of life to have been published in recent years.” ―_The Economist...

  • Unravelling the Double Helix

    by Gareth Williams October 1, 2019 Science & Math

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    4.7 stars

    45 ratings

    An insightful history of the first hundred years of DNA, _Unraveling The Double Helix_tells the story one of the greatest trium...

  • What Technology Wants

    by Kevin Kelly September 27, 2011 Business & Money

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    4.5 stars

    182 ratings

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision of technology as a living force that can...

  • What You Want

    by Constantine Phipps May 3, 2016 Literature & Fiction

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    4.5 stars

    4 ratings

    Patrick is still in love with his separated wife. Returning with their son after a trip to an amusement park, he begs, one last...

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