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Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Harari's work situates its account of human history within a framework provided by the natural sciences, particularly evolutionary biology: he sees biology as setting the limits of possibility for human activity, and sees culture as shaping what happens within those bounds. The academic discipline of History is the account of cultural change. Harari surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on our own species of human, Homo sapiens. He divides the history of Sapiens into four major parts:[5] The Cognitive Revolution (c. 70,000 BCE, when Sapiens evolved imagination). The Agricultural Revolution (c. 12,000 BCE, the development of farming). The unification of humankind (the gradual consolidation of human political organisations towards one global empire). The Scientific Revolution (c. 1500 CE, the emergence of objective science). Harari's main argument is that Sapiens came to dominate the world because it is the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers.
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
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Man's Search for MeaningMan's Search for Meaning
With a new Foreword by Harold S Kushnerand a new Biographical Afterword by William J Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankls memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps including Auschwitz while his parents brother and pregnant wife perished Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose Frankls theory-known as logotherapy from the Greek word logos meaning-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure as Freud maintained but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful At the time of Frankls death in 1997 Mans Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a book that made a difference in your life found Mans Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America Beacon Press the original English-language publisher of Mans Search for Meaning is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword biographical Afterword jacket price and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers
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Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in RwandaShake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of…
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13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really…
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Americas

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Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Harari's work situates its account of human history within a framework provided by the natural sciences, particularly evolutionary biology: he sees biology as setting the limits of possibility for human activity, and sees culture as shaping what happens within those bounds. The academic discipline of History is the account of cultural change. Harari surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on our own species of human, Homo sapiens. He divides the history of Sapiens into four major parts:[5] The Cognitive Revolution (c. 70,000 BCE, when Sapiens evolved imagination). The Agricultural Revolution (c. 12,000 BCE, the development of farming). The unification of humankind (the gradual consolidation of human political organisations towards one global empire). The Scientific Revolution (c. 1500 CE, the emergence of objective science). Harari's main argument is that Sapiens came to dominate the world because it is the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers.
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
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Asia

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for JusticeRed Notice: A True Story of High Finance,…
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NikeShoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
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Australia & Oceania

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible VoyageEndurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackletons survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas as Time magazine put it defined heroism Alfred Lansings scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book - with over 200 000 copies sold - has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurances fateful trip To write their authoritative story Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition
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Middle-earth: From Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The HobbitMiddle-earth: From Script to Screen: Building…
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Canada

My Stories, My TimesMy Stories, My Times
pp.259."One of the most popular Canadian prime ministers in recent history, Jean ChrÃtien has some stories to tell. Recounted with warmth, insight and humour, these brief and candid essays feature many behind-the-scenes stories from a long, distinguished and colourful career. Includes two sixteen-page colour photo inserts. October 2018 marks twenty-five years since Jean ChrÃtien took…
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Europe

Man's Search for MeaningMan's Search for Meaning
With a new Foreword by Harold S Kushnerand a new Biographical Afterword by William J Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankls memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps including Auschwitz while his parents brother and pregnant wife perished Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose Frankls theory-known as logotherapy from the Greek word logos meaning-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure as Freud maintained but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful At the time of Frankls death in 1997 Mans Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a book that made a difference in your life found Mans Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America Beacon Press the original English-language publisher of Mans Search for Meaning is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword biographical Afterword jacket price and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers
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Meditations: A New TranslationMeditations: A New Translation
A new translation with an Introduction by Gregory HaysMarcus Aurelius Antoninus a d 121180 succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a d 161and Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written With a profound understanding of human behavior Marcus provides insights wisdom and practical guidance on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity to interacting with others Consequently the Meditations have become required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style In Gregory Hayss new translationthe first in a generationMarcuss thoughts speak with a new immediacy never before have they been so directly and powerfully presentedFrom Amazon:One measure, perhaps, of a book's worth, is its intergenerational pliancy: do new readers acquire it and interpret it afresh down through the ages? The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, translated and introduced by Gregory Hays, by that standard, is very worthwhile, indeed. Hays suggests that its most recent incarnation--as a self-help book--is not only valid, but may be close to the author's intent. The book, which Hays calls, fondly, a "haphazard set of notes," is indicative of the role of philosophy among the ancients in that it is "expected to provide a 'design for living.'" And it does, both aphoristically ("Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what's left and live it properly.") and rhetorically ("What is it in ourselves that we should prize?"). Whether these, and other entries ("Enough of this wretched, whining monkey life.") sound life-changing or like entries in a teenager's diary is up to the individual reader, as it should be. Hays's introduction, which sketches the life of Marcus Aurelius (emperor of Rome A.D. 161-180) as well as the basic tenets of stoicism, is accessible and jaunty. --H. O'Billovich
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The Diary of a Young GirlThe Diary of a Young Girl
Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as hardcover Edition. Fast delivery through DHL/FedEx express.From Amazon:A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith
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Gay & Lesbian

The History of Sexuality: An IntroductionThe History of Sexuality: An Introduction
The author turns his attention to sex and the reasons why we are driven constantly to analyze and discuss it An iconoclastic explanation of modern sexual history
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The ArgonautsThe Argonauts
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Historical Study

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The Lessons of HistoryThe Lessons of History
paperback. Pub Date :2010-02-13 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers In this illuminating and thoughtful book. Will and Ariel Durant have succeeded in distilling for the reader the accumulated store of knowledge and experience from their five decades of work on the eleven monumental volumes of The Story of Civilization. The result is a survey of human history. full of dazzling insights into the nature of human experience. the evolution of civilization. and the culture of man. With the completion of their lifes work. they look back and ask what history has to say about the nature. the conduct and the prospects of man. seeking in the great lives. the great ideas. the great events of the past for the meaning of mans long journey through war. conquest and creation - and for the great themes that can help us to understand our own era.
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Jewish

Man's Search for MeaningMan's Search for Meaning
With a new Foreword by Harold S Kushnerand a new Biographical Afterword by William J Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankls memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps including Auschwitz while his parents brother and pregnant wife perished Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it find meaning in it and move forward with renewed purpose Frankls theory-known as logotherapy from the Greek word logos meaning-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure as Freud maintained but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful At the time of Frankls death in 1997 Mans Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a book that made a difference in your life found Mans Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America Beacon Press the original English-language publisher of Mans Search for Meaning is issuing this new paperback edition with a new Foreword biographical Afterword jacket price and classroom materials to reach new generations of readers
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The Diary of a Young GirlThe Diary of a Young Girl
In 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen year old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding.From Amazon:A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith
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NightNight
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesels masterpiece a candid horrific and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps This new translation by Marion Wiesel Elies wife and frequent translator presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the authors original intent And in a substantive new preface Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets mans capacity for inhumanity to man Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors everyday perversions and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was what it meant and what its legacy is and will beFrom Amazon:In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.
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Middle East

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and…
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Military

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and…
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Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid Against Nazi GermanyDam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid…
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Military Science

The Art of WarThe Art of War
Widely regarded as The Oldest Military Treatise in the World this landmark work covers principles of strategy tactics maneuvering communication and supplies the use of terrain fire and the seasons of the year the classification and utilization of spies the treatment of soldiers including captives all have a modern ring to them
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Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the MilitaryAccessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between…
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Russia

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for JusticeRed Notice: A True Story of High Finance,…
Expelled from Russia after exposing corruption in Russian companies an investment broker describes how his attorney was detained tortured and beaten to death for testifying against Russian law enforcement officers who stole millions in taxes paid to the government Illustrations Tour
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The Gulag Archipelago, Vol. 1: An Experiment in Literary InvestigationThe Gulag Archipelago, Vol. 1: An Experiment in…
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United States

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