A Brief History of Everything

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ISBN: 9781590304501
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 548
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online A Brief History of Everything in PDF and EPUB Utilizing a question and answer format, the philosopher and spiritual teacher discusses multiculturalism, political correctness, spiritual enlightenment, gender wars, modern liberation movements, and the course of evolution. Reprint.


A Short History of Nearly Everything

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ISBN: 9781409095484
Release Date: 2010-03-02
Number of pages: 672
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online A Short History of Nearly Everything in PDF and EPUB Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.


A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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ISBN: 9780552562966
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 169
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online A Really Short History of Nearly Everything in PDF and EPUB Bill's own fascination with science began with a battered old schoolbook he had when he was about ten or eleven years old in America. It had an illustration that captivated him - a cutaway diagram showing Earth's interior as it would look if you cut into it with a large knife and carefully removed about a quarter of its bulk. And he very clearly remembers thinking: "How do they know that?" Bill's story-telling skill makes the "How?" and, just as importantly, the "Who?" of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for all ages. In this exciting edition for younger readers, he covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, the crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction) and the mind-boggling fact that, somehow, the universe exists and, against all odds, life came to be on this wondrous planet we call home.


A Brief History of Time

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ISBN: 0553109537
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 212
Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher: Random House of Canada

Download and read online A Brief History of Time in PDF and EPUB An anniversary edition of a now-classic survey of the origin and nature of the universe features a new introduction by the author and a new chapter on the possibility of time travel and "wormholes" in space


Quackery

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ISBN: 9781523501854
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Number of pages: 256
Author: Lydia Kang
Publisher: Workman Publishing

Download and read online Quackery in PDF and EPUB What won’t we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine—yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison—was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices. Ranging from the merely weird to the outright dangerous, here are dozens of outlandish, morbidly hilarious “treatments”—conceived by doctors and scientists, by spiritualists and snake oil salesmen (yes, they literally tried to sell snake oil)—that were predicated on a range of cluelessness, trial and error, and straight-up scams. With vintage illustrations, photographs, and advertisements throughout, Quackery seamlessly combines macabre humor with science and storytelling to reveal an important and disturbing side of the ever-evolving field of medicine.


A Brief History of Helen of Troy

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ISBN: 9781849438766
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Number of pages: 96
Author: Mark Schultz
Publisher: Oberon Books

Download and read online A Brief History of Helen of Troy in PDF and EPUB Charlotte is fifteen and grieving over the loss of her beautiful mother. Her relationship with her father is put to the test as she discovers sex, ambition and ‘beauty product’. Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling and startlingly authentic examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.


The Collected Works of Ken Wilber A brief history of everything The eye of spirit

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ISBN: 1570625077
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 818
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online The Collected Works of Ken Wilber A brief history of everything The eye of spirit in PDF and EPUB A Brief History of Everything (1996) "Combining spiritual sensitivity with enormous intellectual understanding and a style of elegance and clarity, [this book] is a clarion call for seeing the world as a whole."— San Francisco Chronicle. The Eye of Spirit: An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad (1997) uses the spectrum model to create an integral approach to psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, and art. "An Integral Theory of Consciousness," an essay previously unpublished in book form, presents one of the first theories to integrate first-, second-, and third-person accounts of consciousness.


Paleontology

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ISBN: 9781599473680
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: Ian Tattersall
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

Download and read online Paleontology in PDF and EPUB "Endlessly absorbing and informative. It would be hard to imagine a better introduction to this most important and fascinating field.”—Bill Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything Paleontology: A Brief History of Life is the fifth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, Ian Tattersall, a highly esteemed figure in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology, leads a fascinating tour of the history of life and the evolution of human beings. Starting at the very beginning, Tattersall examines patterns of change in the biosphere over time, and the correlations of biological events with physical changes in the Earth’s environment. He introduces the complex of evolutionary processes, situates human beings in the luxuriant diversity of Life (demonstrating that however remarkable we may legitimately find ourselves to be, we are the product of the same basic forces and processes that have driven the evolutionary histories of all other creatures), and he places the origin of our extraordinary spiritual sensibilities in the context of the exaptational and emergent acquisition of symbolic cognition and thought. Concise and yet comprehensive, historically penetrating and yet up-to-date, responsibly factual and yet engaging, Paleontology serves as the perfect entrée to science's greatest story.


A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

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ISBN: 9780297609391
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Number of pages: 432
Author: Adam Rutherford
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived in PDF and EPUB This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the human genome in 2001 it has been subject to all sorts of claims, counterclaims and myths. In fact, as Adam Rutherford explains, our genomes should be read not as instruction manuals, but as epic poems. DNA determines far less than we have been led to believe about us as individuals, but vastly more about us as a species. In this captivating journey through the expanding landscape of genetics, Adam Rutherford reveals what our genes now tell us about history, and what history tells us about our genes. From Neanderthals to murder, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics, this is a demystifying and illuminating new portrait of who we are and how we came to be.


The Illustrated a Brief History of Time

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ISBN: 9780553103748
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 248
Author: Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online The Illustrated a Brief History of Time in PDF and EPUB An illustrated, large-format edition of the best-seller has been expanded to encompass the remarkable advances that have occurred in science and technology over the past eight years, with a new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and more than 240 full-color, captioned illustrations. 100,000 first printing.


A Brief History of Seven Killings

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ISBN: 9781780745886
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 999
Author: Marlon James
Publisher: Oneworld Publications

Download and read online A Brief History of Seven Killings in PDF and EPUB WINNER MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015 On 3 December 1976, just weeks before the general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house with machine guns blazing. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert, but the next day he left the country, and didn’t return for two years. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston, with information surfacing at odd times, only to sink into rumour and misinformation. Inspired by this near-mythic event, A Brief History of Seven Killings takes the form of an imagined oral biography, told by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, conmen, beauty queens, FBI and CIA agents, reporters, journalists, and even Keith Richards' drug dealer. Marlon James’s bold undertaking traverses strange landscapes and shady characters, as motivations are examined — and questions asked — in this compelling novel of monumental scope and ambition.


The Collected Works of Ken Wilber A brief history of everything The eye of spirit

Filename: the-collected-works-of-ken-wilber-a-brief-history-of-everything-the-eye-of-spirit.pdf
ISBN: 1570625077
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 818
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online The Collected Works of Ken Wilber A brief history of everything The eye of spirit in PDF and EPUB A Brief History of Everything (1996) "Combining spiritual sensitivity with enormous intellectual understanding and a style of elegance and clarity, [this book] is a clarion call for seeing the world as a whole."— San Francisco Chronicle. The Eye of Spirit: An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad (1997) uses the spectrum model to create an integral approach to psychology, spirituality, anthropology, cultural studies, and art. "An Integral Theory of Consciousness," an essay previously unpublished in book form, presents one of the first theories to integrate first-, second-, and third-person accounts of consciousness.


A Brief History of Israel

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ISBN: 9781438108261
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 401
Author: Bernard Reich
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

Download and read online A Brief History of Israel in PDF and EPUB Narrates the complex tale of Israel's people and their modern state, established thousands of years after the destruction of the old one, against the backdrop of exile, anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the Holocaust.


A Theory of Everything

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ISBN: 9780834823044
Release Date: 2001-10-16
Number of pages: 208
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online A Theory of Everything in PDF and EPUB Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the realms of body, mind, soul, and spirit. He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as politics, medicine, business, education, and the environment. Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives.


Grace and Grit

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ISBN: 0834822326
Release Date: 2001-02-06
Number of pages: 432
Author: Ken Wilber
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Grace and Grit in PDF and EPUB Here is a deeply moving account of a couple's struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing. Grace and Grit is the compelling story of the five-year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya's illness, treatment, and, finally, death.