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Venkatesh Rao recommends the best books on How the World Works
Armed with one of the 'big histories' currently in vogue, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and a tome about how modern maths came to be, you too can get a grip on how the world works. Tech blogger Venkatesh Rao chooses some good books for those who agree with Socrates that 'for a human being, the unexamined life is not worth living.'
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by Louisa May Alcott.
“This classic work contains a powerful message to young women, namely that they do not have to marry in order to achieve success.”