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In† The Book, ¬†Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the ?outside?...
Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
published : 2011
Tracing the history of the book throughout the world from ancient times to the present day, this reference draws on the widely acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Book. It contains 51 articles from the Companion plus 3 new articles in one affordable volume. This is a treasure-trove for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of the book.
Publisher : OUP Oxford
published : 2013
Did you know that . . . John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from its owner in a poker game? Hijinks is the only word in the English language with three dotted letters in a row? The shortest war in history, between England and Zanzibar in 1896, lasted only thirty-eight minutes? Want to learn which U.S. president was a descendant of King Edward...
Publisher : HarperCollins
published : 2010
"Eric Kester has written the kind of book I wish I had the courage and insight to write. His illuminations on everything from Larry Summers to the Harvard football team to cheating, tourists, and competitiveness are dead?on. His writing has also provided me with some of the best laugh?out?loud moments I've had in recent...
Publisher : Sourcebooks
published : 2012
Cal is not the readin' type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he'd rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up...
Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers
published : 2011
Based on the documentary THAT SUGAR FILM, this is an explosive expos√© of the dangers of sugar.When Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau met a girl he wanted to impress, he decided to get healthy by reducing his sugar intake. In no time he was slimmer, calmer, fitter and happier. But he was also curious: why did the elimination of sugar...
Publisher : Flatiron Books
published : 2015
In an age when deleted scenes from Adam Sandler movies are saved, it?s sobering to realize that some of the world?s greatest prose and poetry has gone missing. This witty, wry, and unique new book rectifies that wrong. Part detective story, part history lesson, part expos√©, The Book of Lost Books is the first guide to literature?s what-ifs and never-weres....
Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
published : 2007
A compelling portrait of a unique moment in American history when the ideas of Charles Darwin reshaped American notions about nature, religion, science and race ?A lively and informative history.? ? The New York Times Book Review Throughout its history America has been torn in two by debates over ideals and beliefs.¬† Randall Fuller takes us back...
Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
published : 2017
Buy This Book is an important contribution to the history and understanding of consumption and advertising. This book brings together an outstanding collection of writing on the study of advertising, consumer practices and the future directions of research. Advertising and Consumption constitutes an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers...
Publisher : Taylor and Francis
published : 2013