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The Extended Phenotype : The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science) - Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett - In this influential and controversial book that has become a classic in popular science writing, Dawkins furthers his fascinating look at the evolution of life and natural selection.
Thought Contagion by Aaron Lyunch
Thought Contagion : How Belief Spreads Through Society - Aaron Lynch - Examines the new science of the "meme," the identifiable unit of cultural imitation that becomes important through its ability to self-replicate, and argues that some popular beliefs spread like contagion. 20,000 first printing.
The Cluetrain Manifesto - by Christopher Locke (Editor), Rick Levine, Doc Searls, david Weinberger - The Manifesto is the pretentious, strident, and absolutely brilliant creation of four marketing gurus who have renounced marketing as usual.
Coercion by Douglass Rushkoff

Coercion: Why We Listen to What 'They' Say Douglas Rushkoff - According to Rushkoff's carefully documented thesis, we're bombarded pretty much constantly by appeals to our vanity, our desire to belong to a group, our need for approval.

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn Ishmael - Daniel Quinn - A man and a great ape conduct a series of philosophical conversations in a work that presents a new vision of evolution and humankind and asks the question: does the Earth belong to humans, or do humans belong to the Earth?
Virus of the Mind - Richard Brodie - If you've ever wondered how and why people become robotically enslaved by advertising, religion, sexual fantasy, and cults, wonder no more. It's all because of "mind viruses," or "memes," and those who understand how to plant them into other's minds. This is the first truly accessible book about memes and how they make the world go 'round.


The Meme Machine Susan J. Blackmore, Richard Dawkins - Jokes, fads, rumors and many other things spread quickly and widely among people. How so? Zoologist Richard Dawkins, in The Selfish Gene, coined the word "meme" for the entity that might play the role of gene in the transmission of words, ideas, faiths, mannerisms and fashions. It is not a physical entity, as far as anyone knows, but a characteristic trait of the human brain.

The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins - In this revised edition of his bestselling book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins demonstrates how cooperation can evolve even in a basically selfish world.Contains two new chapters and a wealth of remarkable new insights into the biological world.

Media Virus! : Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture Douglas Rushkoff - Rushkoff has written one of the more provocative and insightful analyses of the paths of conceptual infection in human media, and about the techniques and goals of those who spread media viruses. This fun, hip, yet insightful book is well worth buying.


Darwins Dangerous Idea -Daniel Clement Dennett - Dennett is a philosopher of rare originality, rigor, and wit. Here he does one of the things philosophers are supposed to be good at: clearing up conceptual muddles in the sciences.


Metamagical Themas Douglas R. Hofstadter - Hofstadter's bestselling collection of brilliant and quirky essays has been reissued to coincide with the paperback release of Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies. "Reading Metamagical Themas is perhaps the closest thing imaginable to taking a voyage through a mind."


Godel, Escher, Bach Douglas R. Hofstadter - This groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning book sets the standard for interdisciplinary writing, exploring the patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M.C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Evolving Self Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - The bestselling author of Flow explains how science can offer a basis for morality in the coming millennium, and proposes a set of values to help readers learn how to transcend their biological and social programming, becoming in the process complex and integrated individuals.

Age of Spiritual Machines - Ray Kurzweil - Spiritual Machines reads like a history of the future, without too much science fiction dystopianism. Instead, Kurzweil shows us the logical outgrowths of current trends, with all their attendant possibilities.

The Major Transitions in Evolution John Maynard Smith, Eors Szathmary - an excellent account of what he considers the most important transitions in evolutionary biology, including the origin of the genetic code, cellularisation, sociality and language. It's an astonishingly wide-ranging book, and highly recommended for anyone with any interest in any of these subjects in particular or in evolution as a whole.

Webonomics : Nine Essential Principles for Growing Your Business on the World Wide Web - Evan I. Schwartz - The book's real value comes from Schwartz's analysis and anecdotes of what works, what doesn't, and why. This book reads like a scrawled message warning about dead ends and easy passages left by explorers just ahead of us.
Mumbo Jumbo - Ishmael Reed - A preeminent African-American novelist, essayist, and activist takes an unorthodox look at black and white relations throughout history. Jes Grew is memetics.
Net Gain : Expanding Markets Through Virtual Communities John Hagel, Arthur G. Armstrong - Compelling, thought-provoking, and subversive. In the language of business, Net Gain argues that the balance of power is about to shift from producers to consumers, from vendors to customers.
The Erotic Mind : Unlocking the Inner Sources of Sexual Passion and Fulfillment Jack Morin - Challenging common views on this subject, this audio assists listeners with "emotional baggage" by showing how it can be transformed into a beneficial aspect of their lives that can enhance peak sexual experience.
Community Building on the Web: Secret Stategies for Successful Online Communities Amy Jo Kim - Amy Jo Kim, the author of Community Building on the Weband consultant to some of the most successful Internet communities, is an expert at teaching how to design sites that succeed by making new visitors feel welcome, rewarding member participation, and building a sense of their own history.
The Code Book : The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography Simon Singh - It would be harder to imagine a clearer or more fascinating presentation of cryptology and decryptology than nonspecialists will get in this book.
The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design Richard Dawkins - "I want to persuade the reader, not just that the Darwinian world-view happens to be true, but that it is the only known theory that could, in principle, solve the mystery of our existence."
The Lucifer Principle : A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History - Howard K. Bloom - Covering the entire span of the Earth's as well as mankind's history, this ambitious and revolutionary book explores the intricate relationships between genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that "evil" is a by-product of nature's strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric.