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Recommended reading to get you ready for TEDGlobal 2013

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Just a few of the books written by speakers at TEDGlobal 2013. Read on for more.

Just a few of the books written by speakers at TEDGlobal 2013. Read on for more.

TEDGlobal 2013: Think Again is right around the corner — and the program is packed with illustrious speakers addressing some of the most challenging and fascinating questions we face today. So how should you prepare for this influx of ideas from politics, science, the arts and beyond? To familiarize you with our speakers’ past work and points of view, we’ve compiled a list of some of their books, articles and, for the truly dedicated, scholarly research. Crack open a book (or a new browser tab) and get lost in the little bit of everything — clever, creative, controversial — that’s coming to Edinburgh next week.

If you read something that sparks your interest and want updates on certain speakers ASAP, tune in during the conference for full live coverage on the TED Blog and live tweeting from @TEDGlobal (dedicated to news from TEDGlobal exclusively) and @TEDNews (dedicated to news from TED, at large). In the meantime, enjoy this reading list.

Books on Politics, Money and Business: 

Books on Science, Nature and Technology:

Books on History, Society and Self:

For Fiction Lovers:

Articles and Opinions:

Research Papers:

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This year, in 7 cities around the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, TED is holding outdoor screening parties in public squares. These outdoor events will take place June 10 to 14, during all five days of the conference, and will bring spectators curated programs of classic TED Talks, plus a few new talks from TEDGlobal 2013. Stay tuned to the TED Blog for more information on these events.