Humanity's Next Great Adventure

Author: Daniel Quinn

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307554643

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In Beyond Civilization, Daniel Quinn thinks the unthinkable. We all know there's no one right way to build a bicycle, no one right way to design an automobile, no one right way to make a pair of shoes, but we're convinced that there must be only one right way to live -- and the one we have is it, no matter what. Beyond Civilization makes practical sense of the vision of Daniel Quinn's best-selling novel Ishmael. Examining ancient civilizations such as the Maya and the Olmec, as well as modern-day microcosms of alternative living like circus societies, Quinn guides us on a quest for a new model for society, one that is forward-thinking and encourages diversity instead of suppressing it. Beyond Civilization is not about a "New World Order" but a "New Personal World Order" that would allow people to assert control over their own destiny and grant them the freedom to create their own way of life right now -- not in some distant utopian future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The 5 Transformative Stages of Relationships and Why the Best Is Still to Come

Author: Jed Diamond

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1632659484

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Love and marriage are two of the greatest gifts life has to offer, yet too many marriages fail because couples don’t fully understand the five stages of relationships. Because most of us have had hurtful experiences in past relationships, often going back to childhood, we develop an inaccurate love map that causes us to get off track when the stresses of life increase. For more than 40 years, Jed Diamond has been helping couples repair even the most damaged relationships and reweave the broken strands of marriage. In The Enlightened Marriage, Dr. Diamond will help you: Get through Stage Three—Disillusionment without losing your love. Understand that when your partner says, “I love you, but I’m not in love with you anymore,” it is not the end, but the beginning of Stage Four—Real Lasting Love. Learn why healing childhood wounds is the greatest gift of love you can give and receive from your partner. Recognize and address the mid-life stresses of “manopause,” irritable male syndrome, and male-type depression. Follow your calling in Stage Five to make a real difference in the world.
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Roman

Author: Daniel Quinn

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641162149

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7185

Ein Lehrer uns sein Schüler streiten über den Zustand der Welt. Wie konnte der Mensch das Paradies in eine Hölle verwandeln? Ismael, der Lehrer, weiß eine überraschend andere Geschichte der Evolution zu erzählen. Sie reicht zurück bis an jenen biblischen Tag, da sich der Mensch in mörderischem Bruderstreit zur Krone der Schöpfung machte. – Übrigens, Ismael ist ein Gorilla.
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Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101624078

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 8497

"Mary Pipher takes on our planet's greatest problems with the skills of a truly gifted therapist. She knows why we avoid and deny the truth and she knows how we can heal ourselves and our communities even as we try to heal the earth. This book is a deep and true gift."—Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth In Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher offered a paradigm-shattering look at the lives of adolescent women. Now Pipher is back with another ground-breaking examination of everyday life, this time exploring how to conquer our fears about the major environmental issues that confound us and transform them into a positive force in our lives. Pipher emphasizes the importance of taking small, positive steps to preserve what’s important, drawing from her own experiences as part of a group fighting energy company TransCanada’s installation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline across the Midwest, which will sit atop the Ogallala Aquifer, the source of 40% of the United States’ fresh water. The challenges she confronts reveal surprising answers to the critical questions we face: How do we mobilize ourselves and our communities to work together to solve global problems? How do we stay happy amid very difficult situations? And what is the true meaning of hope? Both profound and practical, The Green Boat explains how we can attend to the world around us with calmness, balance, and great love.
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Author: Bruce Holland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483426246

Category:

Page: 282

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This book is about how to release human energy at work. It views people and organisations as energy fields, deeper and stronger than most managers understand. When Cracking Great Leaders release this energy (body, head, heart and soul) they access the ultimate business opportunity, a huge unsailed ocean of potential that will change people, organisations and may even change the world. This book goes well beyond "strength-based approaches" to Core of Greatness levels. It also goes beyond a process for individuals to a strategic program, based on 22 years of experience, designed to liberate the human energy of every person in your organisation. It will liberate your own Greatness, liberate Organisational Greatness throughout your organisation and ultimately help liberate Collective Greatness throughout the planet. The book is written for business leaders; however, parents, grandparents, teachers and almost anyone would benefit by following the step-by-step proven processes provided.
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Making Sense in a Troubled World

Author: Ross McCluney

Publisher: Sunpine Press

ISBN: 9780974446103

Category: Nature

Page: 408

View: 5662

McCluney comprehensively examines the wide variety of difficult environmental and socio-economic problems facing humanity as it struggles toward a sustainable future. (Environmental Studies)
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Green/Populist Steps Toward a Livable Future

Author: Robert Beattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

View: 1912

A DEMOCRACY BUILT TO LAST is a rare challenge to a prevailing American economic and political dogma: economic growth as the goal of public policy. This book explains the widely perceived reality that our present, expansionist economic system is unsustainable, while proposing means to create a healthier, more lasting economy using the tools of our democracy.
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Author: Pamela Dear

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787632120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 475

View: 7573

This volume of Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings you up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism.
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Why We've Been Longing for the End of Days Since the Beginning of Time

Author: Joseph M. Felser

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830445

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 1677

From Christian believers in the Apocalypse and the Rapture to New Age enthusiasts of prophecies concerning the year 2012, Doomsday lore has been a part of culture, a myth that colors how we perceive the world. Why do we remain obsessed with Doomsday myths even when they fail to materialize? What if we haven’t recognized the true message of these myths? Blending history, psychology, metaphysics, and story, philosopher and author Joseph Felser explores the spiritual questions raised by these enduring myths. Along the way he consults the work of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Black Elk, Wovoka, Itzhak Bentov, Jane Roberts, Seth, Hermann Hesse, Ingo Swann, David Bohm, Fred Alan Wolf, J. Allen Boone, William James, and Robert Monroe through ever-widening circles of understanding. Felser suggests that our obsession with “The End of the World” hides a repressed, healthy longing for reconciliation with our inner and outer worlds--with nature and our own natural spirituality. He urges us to recognize and act upon that longing. When we begin to listen to nature’s voice and pay heed to our own dreams--including visions, intuitions, and instinctive promptings--the greatest revolution in all history will unfold. We can create a future of our own choosing, a beginning rather than an ending.
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Mensch sein im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz

Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716706

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Die Nobelpreis-Schmiede Massachusetts Institute of Technology ist der bedeutendste technologische Think Tank der USA. Dort arbeitet Professor Max Tegmark mit den weltweit führenden Entwicklern künstlicher Intelligenz zusammen, die ihm exklusive Einblicke in ihre Labors gewähren. Die Erkenntnisse, die er daraus zieht, sind atemberaubend und zutiefst verstörend zugleich. Neigt sich die Ära der Menschen dem Ende zu? Der Physikprofessor Max Tegmark zeigt anhand der neusten Forschung, was die Menschheit erwartet. Hier eine Auswahl möglicher Szenarien: - Eroberer: Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt die Macht und entledigt sich der Menschheit mit Methoden, die wir noch nicht einmal verstehen. - Der versklavte Gott: Die Menschen bemächtigen sich einer superintelligenten künstlichen Intelligenz und nutzen sie, um Hochtechnologien herzustellen. - Umkehr: Der technologische Fortschritt wird radikal unterbunden und wir kehren zu einer prä-technologischen Gesellschaft im Stil der Amish zurück. - Selbstzerstörung: Superintelligenz wird nicht erreicht, weil sich die Menschheit vorher nuklear oder anders selbst vernichtet. - Egalitäres Utopia: Es gibt weder Superintelligenz noch Besitz, Menschen und kybernetische Organismen existieren friedlich nebeneinander. Max Tegmark bietet kluge und fundierte Zukunftsszenarien basierend auf seinen exklusiven Einblicken in die aktuelle Forschung zur künstlichen Intelligenz.
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Roman

Author: Pierce Brown

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641147433

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 5013

Das fulminante Finale der New York Times-Bestsellertrilogie Um eine unmenschliche und grausame Gesellschaft zu stürzen, ist der Minenarbeiter Darrow selbst zum Goldenen, zum Mitglied der verhassten Oberschicht, geworden. Doch jetzt wurde sein Geheimnis entdeckt und er schwebt in tödlicher Gefahr. Wenn er sein Ziel erreichen will, muss er alles riskieren.
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The Future of Humans in Space

Author: Bob Krone

Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub

ISBN: 9781894959414

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 2409

This is a critical time for the space program, and for all of us. Even the significant steps that we have taken since the dawn of the space age in 1957, including orbital flight, the Moon landings, and orbiting space stations, will in retrospect seem to be tiny steps compared to what lies ahead. Migrating into space will challenge us beyond anything we have previously accomplished, and we are destined to face adventures that are both fantastically breathtaking and supremely dangerous. "Beyond Earth" is for everyone interested in humankind's next great adventure -- the human settlement of the Solar System. A unique collection of world-class scholars, scientists, engineers, managers, astronauts, artists, authors, and professors examine the key questions of our unique circumstance at the dawn of a new era in space exploration and development: Why does space matter to us? What can we use it for? How can we get there efficiently? What will ordinary life be like in space? What will our homes be like on the Moon? On Mars? In orbit? Will we play? Will we love? The book does not stop with questions. It goes beyond the dramatic, the superficial, and the overly technical to the prescriptive, literally laying the brick and mortar for our future space faring civilisation. Contributing authors come from both hard and soft sciences; include education and the arts; and ask children, who will be the future space dwellers, for their visions. They document needed research. There are three underlying assumptions driving this book: First, that the human urge for flight, exploration and survival, plus its curiosity about the universe, are deeply embedded in our genes and in our minds; Second, that even if these urges were ignored, the continual improvement of the quality of life for the human race on earth, and perhaps even its ultimate survival, hinge on the successes of human exploration and habitation of space; and, Third that our generation can use the opportunity presented by outwards expansion to design a rewarding and exciting future of collaboration to capitalise on the lessons learned from human history on Earth.
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Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Adelbert von Keller,Heinrich Steinhöwel,Heinrich Leubing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle High German

Page: 704

View: 9252

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a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the National Conference of State Trial Judges

Author: Widener University. School of Law

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

View: 4037

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Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4141

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Der Universalschlüssel zu einem erfolgreichen Leben

Author: Charles F. Haanel

Publisher: Arkana

ISBN: 3641086817

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Charles F. Haanel gilt als Pionier des Mentaltrainings und Positiven Denkens. Er ist ohne Zweifel der geistige Vater moderner spiritueller Autoren und hat vor allem auch Rhonda Byrne zu ihrem Bestseller „the Secret“ inspiriert. Haanel war es ein Anliegen, den Schlüssel für ein erfülltes und glückliches Leben einem breiten Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Das Master Key System zeigt prägnant und anschaulich, wie wir mit der schöpferischen Kraft unseres Geistes die Wirklichkeit erschaffen können, die wir uns wünschen, und dabei kreativ und konstruktiv leben.
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Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641075025

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4420

Was ist deine Bestimmung? Altruan – die Selbstlosen. Candor – die Freimütigen. Ken – die Wissenden. Amite – die Friedfertigen. Und schließlich Ferox – die Furchtlosen ... Fünf Fraktionen, fünf völlig verschiedene Lebensformen sind es, zwischen denen Beatrice, wie alle Sechzehnjährigen ihrer Welt, wählen muss. Ihre Entscheidung wird ihr gesamtes zünftiges Leben bestimmen, denn die Fraktion, der sie sich anschließt, gilt fortan als ihre Familie. Doch der Eignungstest, der über Beatrices innere Bestimmung Auskunft geben soll, zeigt kein eindeutiges Ergebnis. Sie ist eine Unbestimmte, sie trägt mehrere widerstreitende Begabungen in sich. Damit gilt sie als Gefahr für die Gemeinschaft. Beatrice entscheidet sich, ihre bisherige Fraktion, die Altruan, zu verlassen, und schließt sich den wagemutigen Ferox an. Dort aber gerät sie ins Zentrum eines Konflikts, der nicht nur ihr Leben, sondern auch das all derer, die sie liebt, bedroht...
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The Rise of Postmodernism and the Decline of Democracy

Author: Donald N. Wood

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275981044

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 266

View: 1547

Western culture is transitioning from linear, democratic, rational culture to a postmodern anarchy marked by fractures, mistrust of reason, and technological determinism.
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