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This Fleeting World

This Fleeting World Book
Author : David Christian
Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
Release : 2018-06-24
ISBN : 1614728356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of our place in the universe. This book is essential reading for our time. David Christian asks big questions. Will contemporary challenges will lead to the emergence of a new global system capable of ecological, economic, and political stability? Or is the accelerating pace of change a prelude to a sudden, sharp collapse that will drive many parts of the world back to the productivity levels of the early agrarian era? He presents our origin story and the history of women and men across the entire world, within the framework of the universe explaining, for example, that the chemicals we are made of come from supernovae. He tells the human story as a story of changes: changes in the ways we produce and distribute food, move from place to place, organize ourselves into communities, explore and populate our environment, and both create and respond to crises. He gives us maps of time, history on different temporal-spatial scales, and even offers paths to locate evidence that might challenge his big story. Big history leads to strategies for building a more sustainable world, and Berkshire Publishing is proud to offer this new edition of a big history for our common future. The 2018 edition has been expanded and updated for the general reader; there is also an earlier edition designed for use with AP World History and other courses, which included a teachers' guide.

Shadows of a Fleeting World

Shadows of a Fleeting World Book
Author : David Francis Martin,Nicolette Bromberg
Publisher : Scott and Laurie Oki Series in Asian American Studies
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780295990859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In association with University of Washington Libraries and the Henry Art Gallery."

Fleeting Agencies

Fleeting Agencies Book
Author : Arunima Datta
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-02-28
ISBN : 1108837387
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Critically examines the agency and history of long-silenced coolie women and their role in colonial economy and transnational movements.

Maps of Time

Maps of Time Book
Author : David Christian
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2011-09
ISBN : 0520271440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.

Common Worship Times and Seasons President s Edition

Common Worship  Times and Seasons President s Edition Book
Author : Common Worship
Publisher : Canterbury Press
Release : 2013-07-15
ISBN : 0715122436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This revised, expanded edition of the Common Worship President’s Edition contains everything to celebrate Holy Communion Order One throughout the church year. It combines relevant material from the original President’s Edition with Eucharistic material from Times and Seasons, Festivals and Pastoral Services, and the Additional Collects.

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True Book
Author : Robert Wright
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-08-08
ISBN : 1439195471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright’s landmark book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world’s most skilled meditators. The result is a story that is “provocative, informative and...deeply rewarding” (The New York Times Book Review), and as entertaining as it is illuminating. Written with the wit, clarity, and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age and shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

Future Stories

Future Stories Book
Author : David Christian
Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
Release : 2022-06-07
ISBN : 9780316497459
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story turns his attention to the future of humanity -- and how we think about it -- in this ambitious, interdisciplinary book. Every second of our lives, we have to cope with an unknowable future. How do we do this? And why do we, like most living organisms, manage this impossible challenge quite well ... at least most of the time? David Christian, the historian and New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story, is renowned for his pioneering "big history" framework. But with Future Story, he turns his sharp analytical eye to the future, offering a unique and accessible guide through what we think we know about future thinking and about the future itself. With fascinating explanations of the various ways living things understand and plan for the future, plus detailed explorations of the future of evolution, humanity, artificial intelligence, interstellar travel, and beyond, Future Story teaches us how to think creatively and intelligently about the future -- and paints an unusually thoughtful and science-backed picture of what's to come.

Fleeting Things

Fleeting Things Book
Author : Gerald Hammond
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1990
ISBN : 9780674306257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers new interpretations of poems by Milton, Jonson, Herrick, and Lovelace, and looks at five themes in seventeenth century English poetry.

Fleeting Opportunities

Fleeting Opportunities Book
Author : Amy Kesselman
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1990-01-01
ISBN : 1438408854
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book tells the story of the daily lives of women industrial workers in World War II shipyards. It focuses on their struggle against the persistence of occupational segregation, the sexual and racial hierarchy of the shipyard work force, and the pervasive emphasis on female sexuality which served as a constant reminder that women were transient and marginal imposters. In addition, Fleeting Opportunities demonstrates that despite the myth that these women yearned to return to their kitchens, in fact many wanted to continue using their wartime skills in the postwar period. However, finding themselves excluded from jobs by union and management, those who continued to work ended up in low-paying, predominantly female occupations.

Fleeting Attraction

Fleeting Attraction Book
Author : Anthony J. Barker,Lisa Jackson
Publisher : Uwa Pub
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This social history of American servicemen in WA during WWII is based on oral history and archival material from primary and secondary sources. It considers the long-term impact of the presence of American servicemen in WA and highlights the different interaction of the servicemen in WA compared with the situation in the eastern states. Includes an index and bibliography. Anthony Barker teaches American history at UWA.

The Great Homecoming

The Great Homecoming Book
Author : Anna Kim
Publisher : Granta Books
Release : 2020-03-05
ISBN : 1846276578
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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1959, Seoul. Divided from his family by the violent tumult of the Korean civil war, Yunho arrives in South Korea's capital searching for his oldest friend. He finds him in the arms of Eve Moon, a dancer with many names who may be a refugee fleeing the communist North, or an American spy. Beguiled, Yunho falls desperately in love. But nothing in Seoul is what it seems. The city is crowded with double agents and soldiers, and wracked by protests and poverty, while across the border, Pyongyang grows more prosperous by the day. When a series of betrayals and a brutal crime drive the three friends into exile, Yunho finds himself caught in the riptide of history. Might a homecoming to North Korea be his only hope for salvation?

The 1928 Book of Common Prayer

The 1928 Book of Common Prayer Book
Author : Oxford University Press
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1993-11-16
ISBN : 0199796068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 1928 Book of Common Prayer is a treasured resource for traditional Anglicans and others who appreciate the majesty of King James-style language. This classic edition features a Presentation section containing certificates for the rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage. The elegant burgundy hardcover binding is embossed with a simple gold cross, making it an ideal choice for both personal study and gift-giving. The 1928 Book of Common Prayer combines Oxford's reputation for quality construction and scholarship with a modest price - a beautiful prayer book and an excellent value.

The Council of Animals

The Council of Animals Book
Author : Nick McDonell
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2021-07-20
ISBN : 125079904X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and cynics alike—who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling. “‘Now,’ continued the cat, ‘there is nothing more difficult than changing an animal’s mind. But I will say, in case I can change yours: humans are more useful to us outside our bellies than in.’” Perhaps. After The Calamity, the animals thought the humans had managed to do themselves in. But, it turns out, a few are cowering in makeshift villages. So the animals—among them a cat, a dog, a crow, a baboon, a horse, and a bear—have convened to debate whether to help the last human stragglers . . . or to eat them. Rest assured, there is a happy ending. Sort of. Featuring illustrations by Steven Tabbutt

Teachings of the Buddha

Teachings of the Buddha Book
Author : Jack Kornfield
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2012-03-13
ISBN : 0834823020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with compassion. Jack Kornfield, one of the most respected American Buddhist teachers, has compiled these teachings to impart the essence and inspiration of Buddhism to readers of all spiritual traditions.

The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy Book
Author : Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-09-20
ISBN : 0143198343
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet, despite having experienced great personal and national suffering. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake, the first being their personal stories and teachings about joy. Both the Dalai Lama and Tutu have been tested by extraordinary adversity, oppression, and conflict. The second layer consists of the exciting research into joy as well as the other qualities essential for any enduring happiness, like gratitude, humility, humour, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness. And the third encompasses practical exercises and guidance based on the Dalai Lama's and Tutu's own daily practices, which anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and even wise-cracking humour, how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of being.

A Fleeting Moment in My Country

A Fleeting Moment in My Country Book
Author : N. Malathy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9780984525546
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Isolated in their struggle and condemned by world opinion, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) nonetheless proved capable of withstanding all external forces, drawing large numbers of Tamils to support its cause. This book provides an insider's look at the motivations, issues and complexities of this largely secret civil war.

Yearbook

Yearbook Book
Author : Seth Rogen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 0735238006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The instant #1 bestseller A collection of funny personal essays from one of the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express and one of the producers of The Disaster Artist, Neighbors, and The Boys. (All of these words have been added to help this book show up in people’s searches using the wonders of algorithmic technology. Thanks for bearing with us!) Hi! I’m Seth! I was asked to describe my book, Yearbook, for the inside flap (which is a gross phrase) and for websites and shit like that, so… here it goes!!! Yearbook is a collection of true stories that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best. (I understand that it’s likely the former, which is a fancy “book” way of saying “the first one.”) I talk about my grandparents, doing stand-up comedy as a teenager, bar mitzvahs, and Jewish summer camp, and tell way more stories about doing drugs than my mother would like. I also talk about some of my adventures in Los Angeles, and surely say things about other famous people that will create a wildly awkward conversation for me at a party one day. I hope you enjoy the book should you buy it, and if you don’t enjoy it, I’m sorry. If you ever see me on the street and explain the situation, I’ll do my best to make it up to you.

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead Book
Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2020-11-18
ISBN : 0486845370
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

On the Basis of Morality

On the Basis of Morality Book
Author : Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780872204423
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

First published in 1995, this revised translation by E.F.J. Payne of Schopenhauer's Uber das Fundament der Moral is based on the venerable Huabscher edition (seven volumes, Wiesbaden, 1946-1950). This edition includes Schopenhauer's prefaces to the first and second editions, as well as an introduction by David E. Cartwright (philosophy, U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater). Distributed by Hackett Publishing. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Fleeting Cities

Fleeting Cities Book
Author : Alexander C.T. Geppert
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Release : 2013-11-20
ISBN : 9781137358325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world wide web. Conceptualizing expositions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities constitutes a transnational and transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed in the European metropolis around 1900.