Your Brain on Facts

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Your Brain on Facts

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Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1642502545

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 236

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Book Summary: When Trivia Isn't Trivial The world is full of things you didn’t know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. From the eponymous podcast comes Your Brain On Facts. Train your brain. So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain On Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues. A brain food boost. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Factsfeatures general trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere. Learn: • What’s the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains • Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested • Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used If you enjoyed The Book of General Ignorance, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever, The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information, and The Book of Unusual Knowledge, you’ll have a blast with Your Brain On Facts.


The Book of Answers

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The Book of Answers

Author: Carol Bolt

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316449903

Genre: Games & Activities

Page: 704

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Book Summary: An updated, repackaged edition of the bestselling divination tool and party favorite - ask a yes or no question, open the book, find your answer - with more than a million copies in print. Should you ask your boss for a raise? Call that cutie you met at a party? Sell your Google stock? Tell your best friend her boyfriend's cheating? The answer to these questions (and hundreds of others) is in this fun and weirdly wise little book that's impossible to put down. It's simple to use: just hold it closed in your hands and concentrate on your question for a few seconds. While visualizing or speaking your question, place one palm down on the book's front and stroke the edge of the pages back to front. When you sense the time is right, open to the page your fingers landed on and there is your answer! Fun, satisfying, and a lot less time-consuming than asking everyone you know for advice. Over 1 million copies in print!


Stuff You Should Know

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Stuff You Should Know

Author: Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250268516

Genre: Reference

Page: 336

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Book Summary: From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).


Mind = Blown

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Mind = Blown

Author: Matthew Santoro

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143198122

Genre: Reference

Page: 304

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Book Summary: Matthew Santoro's originality and humour has attracted millions of fans, making him a beloved YouTube star. His weekly videos on amazing and little-known facts are eagerly anticipated by his many subscribers and followers around the world. In his first-ever book, Matthew's love of weird and wacky knowledge explodes with new facts and stories from around the planet, and beyond. Surprising, and always entertaining, Mind = Blown offers even more of Matthew's unique take on this hilarious, crazy world: The most ridiculous laws from past and present Crazy doppelgangers of people, places, and unexpected things Historical wizards who actually lived Real-life animal avengers And a special section: Japan Blows My Mind! From shin-kicking competitions and beer pong-playing robots, to enormous fire-balls shooting through space, you won't believe what you'll discover in Mind = Blown. But beware: there is too much astounding trivia for any one mind to contain!


Now I Know

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Now I Know

Author: Dan Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440563632

Genre: Reference

Page: 256

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Book Summary: Praise for the Webby Award-winning newsletter: "I eagerly read 'Now I Know' every day. It's always fresh, always a surprise, and always interesting!" --Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and Wikia Did you know that there are actually 27 letters in the alphabet, or that the U.S. had a plan to invade Canada? And what actually happened to the flags left on the moon? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you're guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know. From uncovering what happens to lost luggage to New York City's plan to crack down on crime by banning pinball, this book will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world's greatest facts. Covering 100 outrageous topics, Now I Know is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn.


The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book

Author: James Raven

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191007498

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 416

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Book Summary: In 14 original essays, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Book reveals the history of books in all their various forms, from the ancient world to the digital present. Leading international scholars offer an original and richly illustrated narrative that is global in scope. The history of the book is the history of millions of written, printed, and illustrated texts, their manufacture, distribution, and reception. Here are different types of production, from clay tablets to scrolls, from inscribed codices to printed books, pamphlets, magazines, and newspapers, from written parchment to digital texts. The history of the book is a history of different methods of circulation and dissemination, all dependent on innovations in transport, from coastal and transoceanic shipping to roads, trains, planes and the internet. It is a history of different modes of reading and reception, from learned debate and individual study to public instruction and entertainment. It is a history of manufacture, craftsmanship, dissemination, reading and debate. Yet the history of books is not simply a question of material form, nor indeed of the history of reading and reception. The larger question is of the effect of textual production, distribution and reception - of how books themselves made history. To this end, each chapter of this volume, succinctly bounded by period and geography, offers incisive and stimulating insights into the relationship between books and the story of their times.


The Book of Lost Friends

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The Book of Lost Friends

Author: Lisa Wingate

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1984819895

Genre: Fiction

Page: 416

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Book Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Before We Were Yours comes a dramatic historical novel of three young women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and of a modern-day teacher who learns of their story and its vital connection to her students’ lives. “An absorbing historical . . . enthralling.”—Library Journal Bestselling author Lisa Wingate brings to life startling stories from actual “Lost Friends” advertisements that appeared in Southern newspapers after the Civil War, as newly freed slaves desperately searched for loved ones who had been sold away. Louisiana, 1875: In the tumultuous era of Reconstruction, three young women set off as unwilling companions on a perilous quest: Hannie, a freed slave; Lavinia, the pampered heir to a now destitute plantation; and Juneau Jane, Lavinia’s Creole half sister. Each carries private wounds and powerful secrets as they head for Texas, following roads rife with vigilantes and soldiers still fighting a war lost a decade before. For Lavinia and Juneau Jane, the journey is one of stolen inheritance and financial desperation, but for Hannie, torn from her mother and siblings before slavery’s end, the pilgrimage west reignites an agonizing question: Could her long-lost family still be out there? Beyond the swamps lie the limitless frontiers of Texas and, improbably, hope. Louisiana, 1987: For first-year teacher Benedetta Silva, a subsidized job at a poor rural school seems like the ticket to canceling her hefty student debt—until she lands in a tiny, out-of-step Mississippi River town. Augustine, Louisiana, is suspicious of new ideas and new people, and Benny can scarcely comprehend the lives of her poverty-stricken students. But amid the gnarled live oaks and run-down plantation homes lie the century-old history of three young women, a long-ago journey, and a hidden book that could change everything.


The WEIRDest People in the World

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The WEIRDest People in the World

Author: Joseph Henrich

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710457

Genre: Psychology

Page: 704

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Book Summary: A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Includes black-and-white illustrations.


We Did That?

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We Did That?

Author: Sophie Stirling

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1642502022

Genre: Humor

Page: 254

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Book Summary: Weird Trivia and Strange History Everyone loves fun trivia! Buckle up for a very odd ride through history and enjoy this trivia book full of stuff you missed in history class. We Did That? is a great bathroom reader gift for people who have everything. How did we come up with that? Everyone knows about mousetraps, but did you know they were originally inspired by burglar alarms? What was so important to Samuel Hopkins that he became the first person to have a US patent? Many curious creations have been born over the centuries. In this section, author and historian Sophie Stirling dives into the curious minds of inventors and their unique (and sometimes wild) ideas throughout history. Strange beauty and fashion fads. The phrase “pain is beauty” has a very real history across the globe. Discover painful fashion trends, wooden bathing suits, breast enhancers in the shape of toilet plungers, and death-inducing cosmetics. People are willing to do anything to stay beautiful. But why would ingredients include arsenic, beetles, or “hog’s pisse”? Odd superstitions and folklore. Do you know about the centuries-old Banana Curse? The origin of the Tooth Fairy? Our weird obsession with shoes? Some strange beliefs might seem be the stuff of old wives’ tales, but many have become ingrained in our minds. You might be more superstitious than you think! We Did That? is an entertaining collection of odd history! In this book, you will learn about: • Odd jobs throughout the centuries that will leave you appreciating your day job • Curious inventions that never made it big, or that were the first versions of mainstream products today • Interesting and sometimes gross medical cures and deathly beauty trends • Embarrassing human bloopers and weirdness that will leave you wondering…we did that? If you enjoyed books like Strange History, The Book of Extraordinary Facts, or The Totally Awesome Book of Crazy Stories, then We Did That? should be next on your list.


Fooled by Randomness

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Fooled by Randomness

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588367673

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year


The Book Thief

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The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307433846

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 592

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

Author: Kim Michele Richardson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 144345866X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 320

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Book Summary: In 1936, Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues. In the dusty Appalachian hills of Troublesome Creek, nineteen and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for “respectability” and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading material to the poor hill communities of Eastern Kentucky. Along her dangerous route, Bluet confronts many who are distrustful of her blue skin. Not everyone is so keen on Bluet’s family or the Library Project, and the impoverished Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.


You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

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You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Author: Felicia Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785678

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Book Summary: The instant New York Times bestseller from “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is a “relentlessly funny and surprisingly inspirational” (Forbes) memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to internet stardom, and embracing her weirdness to find her place in the world. When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The Internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was. But if it hadn’t been for her strange background—the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naïve confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers. Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to Internet fame launched her career as one of the most influen­tial creators in new media. Ever candid, she opens up about the rough patches along the way, recounting battles with writer’s block, a full-blown gaming addiction, severe anxiety, and depression—and how she reinvented herself when overachieving became overwhelming. Showcasing Felicia’s “engaging and often hilarious voice” (USA TODAY), You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit.


The Book of Kells

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The Book of Kells

Author: R. A. MacAvoy

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497602858

Genre: Fiction

Page: 364

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Book Summary: A contemporary couple journeys back in time to ancient Ireland in this delightful fantasy by the author of Tea with the Black Dragon. John Thornburn is an artist, mild-mannered and nonviolent. To make ends meet, he teaches some courses in Celtic design. And although his background is half Micmac Indian, he lives in Ireland for two reasons: his far more confrontational and warrior-like girlfriend, Derval O’Keane, and his fascination with the beautiful illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells. But he’s about to take a journey to a far more distant place, one that he could not have imagined. Along with Derval, John will find himself in an ancient Celtic realm, where a Viking attack begs to be avenged and a fantastic—and sometimes terrifying—adventure awaits . . . From a master of magical fantasy, the author of the Damiano Trilogy and a winner of the John W. Campbell Award, this is a tale of warriors, love, danger, and Irish history that will cast a spell on anyone who dreams of discovering treasures in long-lost worlds.


Fascinating Little-Known Facts from Around the World

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Fascinating Little-Known Facts from Around the World

Author: Hadara Carol

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1663232075

Genre: Education

Page: 340

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Book Summary: What's In Store For You? The book deals with unusual contributions, inventions and customs that came to us from many different cultures and peoples throughout the ages. For example, what is the story behind giving someone the “middle finger flip,” or where did the custom of wearing a cap and gown for graduation came to us from? Additionally, why did we adopt the seven-day week as well as the sixty second in a minute and sixty minutes in an hour? Or what is the story behind the “red carpet” treatment when celebrities or important officials come to visit? In this book you will learn abut the origin of these practices from the ancient Sumerians all the way to the present. They are not what you think!!!


The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men

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The Nobility and Excellence of Women and the Defects and Vices of Men

Author: Lucrezia Marinella

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226505503

Genre: Social Science

Page: 227

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Book Summary: A gifted poet, a women's rights activist, and an expert on moral and natural philosophy, Lucrezia Marinella (1571-1653) was known throughout Italy as the leading female intellectual of her age. Born into a family of Venetian physicians, she was encouraged to study, and, fortunately, she did not share the fate of many of her female contemporaries, who were forced to join convents or were pressured to marry early. Marinella enjoyed a long literary career, writing mainly religious, epic, and pastoral poetry, and biographies of famous women in both verse and prose. Marinella's masterpiece, The Nobility and Excellence of Women, and the Defects and Vices of Men was first published in 1600, composed at a furious pace in answer to Giusepe Passi's diatribe about women's alleged defects. This polemic displays Marinella's vast knowledge of the Italian poetic tradition and demonstrates her ability to argue against authors of the misogynist tradition from Boccaccio to Torquato Tasso. Trying to effect real social change, Marinella argued that morally, intellectually, and in many other ways, women are superior to men.


Santa's Book Of Knowledge

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Santa's Book Of Knowledge

Author: Santa Al Horton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463424043

Genre: Fiction

Page: 392

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Book Summary: Have you ever thought what the world would be like if I didn’t carry that sack and make that sleigh ride each year? I know one thing; there wouldn’t be a need for a Naughty and Nice list anymore. Can you imagine all those children and their sad little faces? I could never give up this cause because the children are so angelic with those bright and cheery smiles when they look at you or the presents you leave on Christmas morning. -- Santa Claus


The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17

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The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1-17

Author: Victor P. Hamilton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467422657

Genre: Religion

Page: 540

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Book Summary: “In the Old Testament we read God’s word as it was spoken to his people Israel. Today, thousands of years later, we hear in these thirty-nine books his inspired and authoritative message for us.” These twin convictions, shared by all of the contributors to The New International Commentary on the Old Testament, define the goal of this ambitious series of commentaries. For those many modern readers who find the Old Testament to be strange and foreign soil, the NICOT series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each NICOT volume aims to help us hear God’s word as clearly as possible. Scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students will welcome the fresh light that this commentary series casts on ancient yet familiar biblical texts. The contributors apply their proven scholarly expertise and wide experience as teachers to illumine our understanding of the Old Testament. As gifted writers, they present the results of the best recent research in an interesting manner. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions concerning its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. The author’s own translation from the original Hebrew forms the basis of the commentary proper. Verse-by-verse comments nicely balance in-depth discussions of technical matters — textual criticism, critical problems, and so on — with exposition of the biblical writer’s theology and its implications for the life of faith today.


The Bible Knowledge Commentary Major Prophets

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The Bible Knowledge Commentary Major Prophets

Author: John F. Walvoord,Roy B. Zuck

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0830772928

Genre: Religion

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Hard Truths and Amazing Grace Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel spoke words of warning, comfort, and punishment to the people of Israel in Judah and during the Babylonian Captivity. Though they faced incredible loss and persecution as they grieved the choices the Israelites made, these major prophets of the Old Testament fulfilled their role as God’s voice to a rebellious people. In this highly respected commentary, Dallas Theological Seminary scholars explore the historical and cultural background of the prophets, the literary devices they used, and what these books teach us about God’s call to us to follow Him today.


The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil

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The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil

Author: Daniel F. Owsley

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468900498

Genre: Religion

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: 1 It's with great pride that some very great literature about creation has finally been gathered together for God's faithful few. So be prepared to go on a journey back in time. 2 But the very first thing that any inspired work about creation has to do is to present some undeniable facts so that evolution can be discredited to it's very core. Therefore the voices of many modern experts shall now ring out in unity to teach the facts of reality. For it's now well beyond crystal clear that many fantasies have haunted billions of people about the way that life somehow came into existence upon our blue and green world. 3 'Tis also as clear as cloudless skies that the past ideas of those multitudes hasn't only been ridiculous, but they have also imagined some totally impossible scenarios as well. 4 'Tis therefore a sure thing that people can object to other people's opinions; But there's nobody with even half of a brain that can dare to disagree with the kind of indisputable fossil evidence that humanity has already uncovered; For those rocks silently yell out the fact that Man's understandings of “prehistoric” time-lines have always been very false. 5 And to accomplish the kind of teaching that rocks teach the best, our Lord has allowed several of those discoveries to stress that our science is wrong. He even uses the voice of Charles Darwin to prove once and for all that evolution is an absurdity at it's highest height. 6 So this shall be the time to explore some artifacts, to look at some fossils, to crawl through some real deep mines, to look at some graveyards, and to look through some microscopes. And it's also the time to set the world's clock ahead; For most people have always been pretty backwards in their thinking when it comes to the book of Genesis. 7 But for people who want to be enlightened they have to listen to the apocryphal voices of Enoch, Methuselah, Israelius, and the two sons of Moses – Gershom and Eliezer, 8 'Tis also the hour to peek into caves, to examine some art work, to listen to the ancients, as well as the moment to put all of those things into a single package, so God's supernatural creation of everything we know shall be extremely clear; For it's a given that things scientifically could never have happened any other way, once all of the facts are in. 9 So sit back and relax as this true tale about the miraculous aspect of our world's creation is looked at; For this is the time to look at geology, giants of old, and the great thunder lizards that caused the grounds to tremble as they gently walked under the moonlight. 10 Then the focus of this Forbidden Knowledge of Creation shall shift as truths about God are briefly held up very high for all to see. 'Tis therefore the long awaited hour for some new revelation through the voices of many of God's servants from history past and present. 11 And once all of the above has been accomplished, earth's true history shall then be laid out in chronological order so nothing will seem to be complicated. But the complexities of everything involving creation will certainly spin some people's heads around, if they refuse to accept the very simple fact that everything about earth has been supernatural from it's very sudden creation when God long ago first said “let it be!


The Tree of Knowledge

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The Tree of Knowledge

Author: Claudio Ronchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319014846

Genre: Science

Page: 286

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Book Summary: Whether considered a divine gift or a Promethean conquest, science has indisputably and indelibly marked the course of human history. A product of the intellectual elite, but always nourished by the many fruits of its applications, science appears today to be a perfect system, whose laws and discoveries guide all human activities. Yet the foundations of its authority remain an open question, entailing disquieting aspects that are also to be identified in modern science. Furthermore it is seen to be exerting an increasing power over mankind. Readers are invited to follow an itinerary through the history of science, a voyage which, in the end, enables them to catch a glimpse of two divergent futures: One in which science accelerates the downfall of Homo sapiens, and another in which it helps our species to engage in a new and positive adventure, whose outcome nobody can know.


The Book of Secret Wisdom

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The Book of Secret Wisdom

Author: Zinovya Dushkova

Publisher: Radiant Books

ISBN: 5990543158

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 270

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Book Summary: In these troubled times, do you wonder about the future and the destiny of humanity? Do you want to know the true purpose of your existence on Earth and in the Universe? The most secret book in the world holds the answers you seek! Named as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People by Watkins Mind Body Spirit, Zinovya Dushkova, Ph.D., is one of the few who has gained access to the million-year-old manuscript widely known as the Book of Dzyan, which contains answers to humanity's most pressing questions. Written in the language of the Gods, called Senzar, it is secretly hidden in the heart of the Himalayas, accessible to only a chosen few over the course of human history, accessible to only a chosen few over the course of human history, including Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Pythagoras, Plato, and Helena Blavatsky. Now, for the first time ever, Dr. Dushkova has presented a never-before-seen excerpt from the mysterious Book of Dzyan in The Book of Secret Wisdom to bring new meaning and hope into your life. Beautiful and enlightening, it will reveal not only our past, but also our present and future. To facilitate your understanding of this profound and poetic text, the book contains a comprehensive glossary gleaned from the supreme sources of wisdom. In The Book of Secret Wisdom, you will discover the answers to these questions: • What are the ultimate goal and purpose of human existence? • What is the cause of natural disasters, global warming, and epidemics? • What really happened in 1999 and 2012? • What Great Event occurred invisibly in 2017? • When will Armageddon and the Last Judgment occur? • What should you expect in the coming decades? • Why are people dying, and is there a chance to be immortal? • Why does it seem that time is speeding up? • What is the famous Philosopher's Stone? • and much, much more! The all-embracing and undistorted Truth presented in this book was once accessible only to the privileged initiates of ancient civilizations who spent much of their lives seeking it. But now it is available to you in the pages of The Book of Secret Wisdom, a book that offers unprecedented access to the world's most ancient mysteries. If you are a spiritual seeker who enjoys expanding the boundaries of your understanding, this book is for you. "This book is an immeasurable treasure of knowledge. Its depth and scope are incredible." — 2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Judge "It reads beautifully like a storybook, feels like a fable, and reveals valuable lessons of love for this lifetime." — Allyson Gracie, Wellness Specialist, Pilates & Yoga Instructor "One of the most inspiring, all encompassing, volumes of true truth I have read in all my years of seeking truth." — April Gieseking "It is deep, deeper and vast than you could have ever imagined." — Aakriti, Goodreads Don't wait! Buy The Book of Secret Wisdom now to unveil the future and destiny of humanity!


The parish registers of England

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The parish registers of England

Author: John Charles Cox

Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company

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History of Technology

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History of Technology

Author: Ian Inkster

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441177086

Genre: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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Book Summary: The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so much fail as move along a path different from that of Europe. Our second collection on the Mindful Hand, also shifts common ground by querying and modifying common views of the links between knowledge and technique in early-modern European development. Scientific or related knowledge was not brought to technique as a socio-cultural gift from an educated elite to the working man. Rather, educated gents, practitioners, instrument makers, craftsfolk and technicians of all kinds intermingled both socially and in terms of the recognition of technical problems as well as in the assemblage of the mental, commercial and cognitive resources required to pursue innovative production projects.


The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 9

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The Letters of T. S. Eliot Volume 9

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571362826

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 1008

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Book Summary: This volume covers the production of Eliot's play The Family Reunion; the publication of The Idea of a Christian Society; and the joyous versifying of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. After exhausting himself through nights of fire-watching in the London wartime blackout, he travels the country, attends meetings of The Moot, delivers talks, and advises a fresh generation of writers including Cyril Connolly, Keith Douglas, Kathleen Raine and Vernon Watkins. Major correspondents include W. H. Auden, George Barker, William Empson, Geoffrey Faber, John Hayward, James Laughlin, Hope Mirrlees, Mervyn Peake, Ezra Pound, Michael Roberts, Stephen Spender, Tambimuttu, Allen Tate, Michael Tippett, Charles Williams and Virginia Woolf. Four Quartets, Eliot's culminating masterpiece, is discussed in detail.


The Book of Olympic Lists

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The Book of Olympic Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky,Jaime Loucky

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1781310815

Genre: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Book Summary: From the multi-million selling author of The Book of Lists and The Complete Book of the Olympics comes an entirely new take on the Games. Wallechinsky has a uniquely vast knowledge of the Olympics and an unrivalled head for arcane – now the two are combined in this collection of 150 unexpected Olympic lists, including: • The eight slowest Olympic competitors • The twelve strangest sports ever contested • The six most spectacular collisions and falls • The top ten shaven-headed Olympians Published for the 2012 Games, The Book of Olympic Lists is a quirky compendium of the unusual, the unknown and the downright bizzare. More than simply a book of lists, Wallechinsky elaborates and expands on the reason for an athlete or incident’s inclusion, to create a winning – and highly addictive – alternative history of the Olympics.


A Vampire's Book of Knowledge by Hectar

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A Vampire's Book of Knowledge by Hectar

Author: J. A. Laughlin

Publisher: Descendants Publishing

ISBN: 1452336288

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Hectar is a very old vampire, by his own standards. He is also very knowledgeable about his kind, in his own opiniion. This book was written by Hectar to alleviate the problem of young vampires seeking him out to ask questions that most young vampires have. Barring his ego and that some of his "knowledge" is flawed, it's a rather enjoyable read.


Use Your Own Eyes, Normal Sight Without Glasses & Strengthening the Eyes

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Use Your Own Eyes, Normal Sight Without Glasses & Strengthening the Eyes

Author: William H. Bates

Publisher: Mary I. Oliver, Clark Night

ISBN: 1468029304

Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 334

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Book Summary: William B. MacCracken, a Medical Doctor, trained in Natural Eyesight Improvement by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates. Dr. MacCracken cured his patients of unclear eyesight and other eye conditions with the Bates Method. (Black & White Version.) This book contains MacCracken's two books, Bernarr MacFadden's book 'Strengthening The Eyes - A System of Scientific Eye Training in 28 Lessons' & Treatments from Ophthalmologist William H. Bates Better Eyesight Magazine, 10 Natural Eyesight Improvement Treatments with 1-3 magazine articles for each treatment. Modern Natural Eyesight Improvement Treatments by Clark Night, Natural Eyesight Improvement Teacher. 20 E-Books contain; +This Paperback Natural Eyesight Improvement Book in Color, with 100 pictures. Less reading, Easy to learn steps; Read the directions printed on the pictures for Fast Vision Improvement. +Better Eyesight Magazine by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates (Unedited, full set: 132 Magazines -July, 1919 to June, 1930.) Illustrated with 500 pictures and additional, up to date Modern Training. +Original Antique Better Eyesight Magazine by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates. Photo copy of all his Original Magazine Pages. (Unedited, full set: 132 Magazines - July, 1919 to June, 1930.) Learn the Method, Treatments directly from the Original Eye Doctor that discovered Natural Eyesight Improvement! +The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by Dr. Bates (photo copy of all the original book pages) with pictures. +Medical Articles by Dr. Bates - with pictures. +Stories From The Clinic by Emily C. Lierman/Bates. +Use Your Own Eyes by Dr. William B. MacCracken. +Normal Sight Without Glasses by Dr. William B. MacCracken. +Strengthening The eyes-A New Course In Scientific Eye Training In 28 Lessons by Bernarr MacFadden - with pictures & modern training. +EFT Training Book. +Clear Close Vision - Seeing Fine Print Clear. +Ten Steps For Clear Eyesight without Glasses. +Astigmatism Removal Treatments. +New additional books. +Eyecharts - 15 Large, Small and Fine Print Charts for Clear Close and Distant Vision, White and Black Letter Charts, Astigmatism Test and Removal Charts. +Audio and Video lessons in training chapters. Dr. Bates discovered the natural principles, true function of the eyes and applied relaxation, natural methods to return the eyes, eye muscles, mind/brain, body (entire visual system) to normal function with healthy eyes and clear vision. Dr. Bates Better Eyesight Magazine stories, articles describe how Dr. Bates, Emily Lierman Bates, other Doctors, School Teachers, Bates Method Students/Teachers, Children and Parents used Natural Treatments to remove, correct, prevent many different eye problems without use of eyeglasses, surgery, drugs. The natural treatments they applied removed/prevented; unclear close and distant vision, astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, conical cornea, cornea scars, retinitis pigmentosa, detached retina, wandering/crossed eyes (strabismus) and other conditions. See William H. Bates Author's Page for entire Biography, Videos of internal book pages, description of the Paperback, 20 E-books; https://cleareyesight-batesmethod.info/


Case of Sherlock Holmes

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Case of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Andrew Glazzard

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474431321

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Book Summary: The Case of Sherlock Holmes uncovers what is untold, partly told, wrongly told, or deliberately concealed in Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes saga.


Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

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Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

Author: L. Kontler,A. Romano,S. Sebastiani,B. Török

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137484012

Genre: History

Page: 273

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Book Summary: This volume takes a decentered look at early modern empires and rejects the center/periphery divide. With an unconventional geographical set of cases, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg, Iberian, French and British empires, as well as China, contributors seize the spatial dynamics of the scientific enterprise.


John Greaves, Pyramidographia and Other Writings, with Birch's Life of John Greaves

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John Greaves, Pyramidographia and Other Writings, with Birch's Life of John Greaves

Author: John Anthony Butler

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527526682

Genre: History

Page: 340

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Book Summary: This is a modern-spelling edition of John Greaves’s Pyramidographia (1646), together with some miscellaneous travel-writings, letters and a biography of Greaves by Thomas Birch. It includes a full scholarly introduction and detailed notes. This book is the first of its kind in English, and undertakes a scientific evaluation of the pyramids through metrics, using state-of-the-art instruments and drawing on both ancient and modern authorities, amongst which is included Arab and Persian writers as well as Western sources. Greaves’s work is distinguished from others by his refusal to be drawn into mystical or theological speculation, and is an excellent example of how seventeenth-century scientists may be said to have pioneered modern methods of scientific inquiry. Greaves discusses the age of the pyramids, their purpose, the nature of their builders and the methods he believes were used to erect them. It may be said that he is probably the earliest genuine English “Egyptologist”, and that Pyramidographia is indeed the earliest scientific treatise on the subject. Greaves’s travel-writings, which also contain a great deal of measurement, show readers how he approached his sojourn in foreign lands, and his letters give some measure of the man and his relationships with fellow-scientists and patrons. The biography by Thomas Birch further fills out Greaves’s life and career.


The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena

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The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena

Author: Roy Bainton

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1780337965

Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Book Summary: New mysteries, as well as variations on recurring ones, continue to surface on a weekly basis around the globe, from showers of frogs over Hungary to birds falling to earth in Arkansas. This compendious round-up of unexplained phenomena examines everything from the experiments being done with the Large Hadron Collider to classic maritime mysteries involving inexplicably missing crews, via UFOs, mediums, cryptozoology, panics, paranoia and a universe proving stranger in fact than we'd imagined.


How Do You Know?

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How Do You Know?

Author: Russell Hardin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830664

Genre: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Book Summary: How do ordinary people come to know or believe what they do? We need an account of this process to help explain why people act as they do. You might think I am acting irrationally--against my interest or my purpose--until you realize that what you know and what I know differ significantly. My actions, given my knowledge, might make eminently good sense. Of course, this pushes our problem back one stage to assess why someone knows or believes what they do. That is the focus of this book. Russell Hardin supposes that people are not usually going to act knowingly against their interests or other purposes. To try to understand how they have come to their knowledge or beliefs is therefore to be charitable in assessing their rationality. Hardin insists on such a charitable stance in the effort to understand others and their sometimes objectively perverse actions. Hardin presents an essentially economic account of what an individual can come to know and then applies this account to many areas of ordinary life: political participation, religious beliefs, popular knowledge of science, liberalism, culture, extremism, moral beliefs, and institutional knowledge. All of these can be enlightened by the supposition that people are attempting reasonable actions under the severe constraints of acquiring better knowledge when they face demands that far outstretch their possibilities.


The Book of Lists

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The Book of Lists

Author: David Wallechinsky,Amy D. Wallace,Ira Basen,Jane Farrow

Publisher: Seal Books

ISBN: 0307366170

Genre: Reference

Page: 800

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Book Summary: A new edition of the classic bestseller from the original authors, with additional material specifically prepared for Canadian readers by long-time This Morning CBC producer, Ira Basen, and Jane Farrow, the author of Wanted Words. In 1977, a publishing sensation was born. The Book of Lists, the first and best compendium of facts weirder than fiction, was published. Filled with intriguing information and must-talk-about trivia it has spawned many imitators — but none as addictive or successful. For nearly three decades since, the editors have been researching curious facts, unusual statistics and the incredible stories behind them. Now the most entertaining and informative of these have been brought together in a long-awaited, thoroughly up-to-date new edition that is also the first Canadian edition. Ira Basen and Jane Farrow have augmented the existing lists with fascinating homegrown material, and compiled lists specifically of relevance to Canadian readers. So if you’ve always wanted to find out how porcupines really mate, how comedy can kill and — that most essential piece of knowledge — how long the longest recorded nose was, this is the book for you. With contributions from a variety of celebrities and experts including Margaret Atwood, Mike Myers, Michael Ondaatje, Dave Eggers, Phillip Pullman and Charlotte Gray, this anthology has something for everyone — and more than you ever suspected you wanted to know. A list of lists from The Book of Lists: 10 Notable Film Scenes Left on the Cutting Room Floor 10 Afflictions and Their Patron Saints 14 Nations with More Sheep Than People 5 Trips to the Canadian Wilderness That Ended in Disaster 10 Really Bad Canadian Sports Teams 14 Last Words of Famous Canadians Kurt Browning’s 9 Turning Points in Figure Skating History 7 Trial Verdicts That Caused Riots 12 Museums of Limited Appeal 10 Unusual Canadian Place Names That Start with a “B” 7 Well-Known Sayings Attributed to the Wrong Person 10 Celebrated People Who Read Their Own Obituaries Sloan's Jay Ferguson’s 10 Perfect Pop Songs 13 Possible Sites for the Garden of Eden 9 Canadian Sports Stars Who Became Politicians First Sexual Encounters of 13 Prominent Canadians


Quantum Jump

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Quantum Jump

Author: W. R. Clement

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 189741448X

Genre: Abstraction

Page: 484

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Book Summary: Quantum Jump was written for individuals trying to make sense of the rapid social and political changes overtaking their lives. Clement explains how our civilization is undergoing a translation similar to the European Renaissance, the development of managed agriculture or the invention of writing. Each of these eras brought about new world-views and broadened the intellectual scope through which we perceive our world. The Renaissance was triggered by the discovery of perspective OCo the means to manipulate three dimensions OCo and implemented by the bill of exchange and new mathematics. Our newest era began in 1900 with the discovery that the universe exists in many more than three dimensions. Exploration of this realm via mathematics and computers will drive the immediate future. This is a guide to surviving the jump from the industrial age to the onrushing era of hyperspace. The changes wrought by this era transition are already formidable OCo the rise of global capitalism and new industries, the collapse of the Soviet Union OCo but they are only the beginning. History shows that era transitions are juggernauts, imposing massive individual, cultural and social adaptation. Clement analyzes current responses, from retreats into tribalism to the erection of a ''New World Order'' of global corporatism and trading blocs; he concludes that neither is viable. Instead, he points to skills like tangential and lateral thinking that will better equip individual readers with the points of view required in tomorrow's world."


Early Judaism

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Early Judaism

Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479825220

Genre: Religion

Page: 272

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Book Summary: An exploration of the emergence of Rabbinic Judaism drawing on primary sources and new methods Over the past generation, several major findings and methodological innovations have led scholars to reevaluate the foundation of Judaism. The Dead Sea Scrolls were the most famous, but other materials have further altered our understanding of Judaism’s development after the Biblical era. This volume explores some of the latest clues into how early Judaism took shape, from the invention of rabbis to the parting of Judaism and Christianity, to whether ancient Jews considered themselves a nation. Rather than having simply evolved, “normative” Judaism is now understood to be the result of one approach having achieved prominence over many others, competing for acceptance in the wake of the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in the year 70 CE. This new understanding has implications for how we think about Judaism today, as the collapse of rabbinic authority is leading to the return of the kind of diversity that prevailed during late antiquity. This volume puts familiar aspects of Judaism in a new light, exposing readers to the most current understanding of the origins of normative Judaism. This book is a must for anyone interested in the study of Judaism and its formation. It is the most current review of the scholarship surrounding this rich history and what is next for the field at large.


Kant's Theory of Knowledge

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Kant's Theory of Knowledge

Author: Georges Dicker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198034933

Genre: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Book Summary: The Critique of Pure Reason is Kant's acknowledged masterpiece, in which he tackles the question of how we can possibly have knowledge that does not rest on experience (a priori knowledge). The first half of the Critique advances a constructive theory of human cognition and defends the possibility of human knowledge against the skeptical empiricism of Hume. These sections of the Critique are difficult for beginners and for advanced students alike. While there exist many scholarly works discussing the Critique on an advanced level, this book is explicitly designed to be read alongside the text by first-time readers of Kant. Dicker makes Kant's views and arguments as accessible as possible without oversimplifying them, and synthesizes the views of contemporary scholars. Kant's Theory of Knowledge will be useful to both undergraduate and graduate students struggling with this notoriously difficult yet deeply influential thinker.


The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom

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The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom

Author: Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī

Publisher: Turath Publishing

ISBN: 1915265002

Genre: Religion

Page: 836

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Book Summary: The Compendium of Knowledge and Wisdom is the translation by Abdassamd Clarke of the masterwork of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali. It is a comprehensive collection of sciences and wisdom in commentary of fifty hadith (Including the ‘Forty’ of Imam An Nawwawi) from the concise comprehensive speech (Jawami’ al-Kalim) of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The author adds another eight hadith to the famous ‘Forty’ Hadith of Imam an-Nawawi and gives a much more elaborate commentary on their chains of transmission, on the rulings that they entail and on the spiritual dimensions of the hadith, their explanations with respect to the verses of the Qur’an and other hadith, and what the great pious predecessors of Islam have said about them. Every hadith is considered by the ‘ulama (scholars) essential for knowledge of the deen. The topics range from the most exacting treatments of the affairs of the shari’ah (Islamic Law) to luminous expositions of the spiritual sciences of Islam.


Mrs. Spring Fragrance

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Mrs. Spring Fragrance

Author: Sui Sin Far (Edith Maud Eaton)

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482906

Genre: Fiction

Page: 306

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Book Summary: Among the first works of fiction in English by a North American writer of Asian descent, the stories collected in Mrs. Spring Fragrance present a complex and sympathetic picture of life in American Chinese communities in the early twentieth century. Far’s seemingly simple stories of family life reveal the tensions created by cultural assimilation. Rather than embracing any particular identity, the stories show a cosmopolitan sensibility that embraces “the motley throng of all nationalities’ in the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Appendices include materials on Chinese exclusion, missionaries and assimilation, and contemporary representations of Chinatown.


Joseph Conrad

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Joseph Conrad

Author: D C R A Goonetilleke,Caterina Sinibaldi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349211265

Genre: Fiction

Page: 208

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