Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Author: Daniel Yergin
Category: Business & Economics
This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
'You can get lost in Wilbur Smith.' - Stephen King Wilbur Smith returns with the final part of his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural. Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs. In desperation, Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to reach the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. Yet none of them can have any idea of the terrible enemy that lies in ambush for the warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.
Category: Literary Collections
This paper will attempt to analyze the concepts of home in Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Sites of home in Beloved are seldomly what we expect them to be, because the author wants us to question our understanding of home and the processes that constitute it. So far remarkably few critics focused on home in Morrison’s novel that is based on the historical person Margaret Garner. Among those who did are, most notably, Danielle Russell and Justine Tally.
A Journey Through Philosophy, the Arts, and Creative Genius
Author: William Cooney
Publisher: University Press of America
The Quest for Meaning explores the deep-seated human need to create a life that is meaningful. In an effort to understand this need, author William Cooney examines the works of philosophers from Plato to Sartre as well as the insights of artists, poets, writers, psychologists, and film-makers. He discusses the nature of humanness, creation, freedom, and choice, all of which are facets of a meaningful life. Cooney also addresses postmodernism, arguing that it does not offer real guidance for those seeking a life of significance. Maintaining that some ways of creating meaning are preferable to others, he concludes that it is up to each individual to craft a meaningful life and that this process must take place within a context of giving and receiving.
In Pursuit of the Ultimate Mastery
Author: Tom Dongo
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is a sequel to the first two. It contributes an added dimension to my earlier information. Sedona seems to reflect the best qualities, or perhaps I should say â€œcombinedâ€ qualities, the essences and elements, of the Great Pyramids, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Ayers Rock, Mount Shasta, the South American Pyramids, Peru, Tibet, Nepal, India, Lourdes, and many other power places around the world. How can I make such a claim? For the reason that I interact on a regular basis with individuals from virtually every corner of the Earth who have spent time in those sacred and mysterious places. Through these travelers, I have learned that there is simply no other place like Sedona.
History and Meaning in Religion
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In The Quest Mircea Eliade stresses the cultural function that a study of the history of religions can play in a secularized society. He writes for the intelligent general reader in the hope that what he calls a new humanism "will be engendered by a confrontation of modern Western man with unknown or less familiar worlds of meaning." "Each of these essays contains insights which will be fruitful and challenging for professional students of religion, but at the same time they all retain the kind of cultural relevance and clarity of style which makes them accessible to anyone seriously concerned with man and his religious possibilities."—Joseph M. Kitagawa, Religious Education
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of fundamental principles of freedom -- amounting to a quiet repeal of the American revolution. The Quest for Cosmic Justice is the summation of a lifetime of study and thought about where we as a society are headed -- and why we need to change course before we do irretrievable damage.
Author: Ray Brown
Publisher: Xulon Press
Our God created the earth in six days. But how long did it take Him to create the universe? Our solar system is composed of nine planets, and as far as we know, they are the only planets that exist. For years, astronomers and scientists have succeeded in educating the world on the origins of our neighboring planets, their climates, and even their atmospheres. Through this education, they have convinced us that no life form possibly could have survived on these planets, and they have explained why.But is it possible that God could have created other creatures that lived on Earth before our time? Could it also be possible that life existed on the other planets as well?Dunumos, the first book in The Quest Series, explores that very possibility: that God created another civilization before us, a civilization of promise, that literally fell because of the idolatry of its citizens.
Author: Robert Nisbet
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of the leading thinkers to emerge in the postwar conservative intellectual revival was the sociologist Robert Nisbet. His book The Quest for Community, published in 1953, stands as one of the most persuasive accounts of the dilemmas confronting modern society. Nearly a half century before Robert Putnam documented the atomization of society in Bowling Alone, Nisbet argued that the rise of the powerful modern state had eroded the sources of community—the family, the neighborhood, the church, the guild. Alienation and loneliness inevitably resulted. But as the traditional ties that bind fell away, the human impulse toward community led people to turn even more to the government itself, allowing statism—even totalitarianism—to flourish. ISI Books is proud to present this new edition of Nisbet’s magnum opus, featuring a brilliant introduction by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and three critical essays. Published at a time when our communal life has only grown weaker and when many Americans display cultish enthusiasm for a charismatic president, this new edition of The Quest for Community shows that Nisbet’s insights are as relevant today as ever.
Author: Richard A. Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rodrigo Díaz, the legendary warrior-knight of eleventh-century Castile known as El Cid, is still honored in Spain as a national hero for liberating the fatherland from the occupying Moors. Yet, as this book reveals, there are many contradictions between eleventh-century reality and the mythology that developed later. By placing El Cid in a fresh, historical context, Fletcher shows us an adventurous soldier of fortune who was of a type, one of a number of "cids," or "bosses," who flourished in eleventh-century Spain. But the El Cid of legend--the national hero--was unique in stature even in his lifetime. Before his death El Cid was already celebrated in a poem; posthumously he was immortalized in the great epic Poema de Mío Cid. When he died in Valencia in 1099, he was ruler of an independent principality he had carved for himself in Eastern Spain. Rather than the zealous Christian leader many believe him to have been, Rodrigo emerges in Fletcher's study as a mercenary equally at home in the feudal kingdoms of northern Spain and the exotic Moorish lands of the south, selling his martial skills to Christian and Muslim alike. Indeed, his very title derives from the Arabic word sayyid, meaning 'lord' or 'master.' And as there was little if any sense of Spanish nationhood in the eleventh century, he can hardly be credited for uniting a medieval Spanish nation. This ground-breaking inquiry into the life and times of El Cid disentangles fact from myth to create a striking portrait of an extraordinary man, clearly showing how and why legend transformed him into something he was not during his lifetime.--From publisher description.
Author: Mary K. Corcoran
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A humorous but factual look at the human digestion process.
Author: Juliana Garnett
A hostage for a hostage... All his life, the notorious Rolf of Dragonwyck, known as the Dragon, had taken what he wanted by the strength of his sword and the fierceness of his spirit. But now his enemies have found the chink in his armor: his beloved son. With the boy held prisoner by the ruthless Earl of Seabrook, the Dragon will do anything to get him back. Yet when he decides to trade a hostage for a hostage and takes the beautiful Lady Annice d'Arcy captive, the seasoned knight is in for a shock: far from the biddable maiden he expects, he finds himself saddled with a recklessly defiant lady who has a rather dangerous effect on his body and his soul. Suddenly, the fearless Dragon wonders if he might win back his child...only to lost his warrior's heart.
Author: Edward L. Harris
Publisher: Xulon Press
Possibly something similar to the following: Written for old and old, all ethnicities and backgrounds. Intended to encourage and empower men and women uncertain of their destiny or lot in life to find hope from within by tapping into their own innate God given abilities. The words of this book are a compilation of notes, articles, inspirational thoughts as well as the author's own personal experiences designed to be a guide to achieving one's purpose in life. An acrostic A G U I D E is used to as chapter titles. AAttitudes GGoals UUniqueness IImagination DDetermination EExpectation
A Guide to Semiotic Theory and Practice
Author: Marcel Danesi
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"The Quest for Meaning" is designed as a guide to basic semiotic theory and practice, discussing and illustrating the main trends, ideas, and figures of semiotics.
Author: Jerry Ahern
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
World War III has passed and John Thomas Rourke, ex-CIA Cover Operations Officer, weapons expert, and survival authority has at last reached his home only to find that his wife and two children have fled for their lives. With the knowledge that his family has survived the nuclear holocaust, Rourke, witht the aid of young Paul Rubenstein, must find his loved ones. But the Soviets are consolidating their military hold on the country and both the ruthless KGB and the fledgling post-war U.Sl government have begun their own search. First they must learn the purpose behind the massive launch of secret U.S. rockets on the night the war began. Then they have to determine the meaning of the mysterious Eden Project and find the one surviving NASA official who can answer all the questions. A deadly game of intrigue within the Soviet High Command, the formation of the American "resistance" and a highly placed traitor in the new U.S. government all block Rourke's path. But nothing can stop him—he is THE SURVIVALIST.
Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel : Invited Lectures Delivered at the Sixth Biennial Colloquium of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, Detroit, October 2005
Author: Israel Finkelstein,Amihay Mazar,International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Colloquium
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
Author: Andrew Michael Chugg
In 2004 the author's first book, The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great, was published to the accompaniment of international media attention, since it reported the first credible suggestion as to the current whereabouts of the long-vanished corpse of the illustrious conqueror. In the intervening years, direct progress on testing of the candidate remains has been thwarted by the Church authorities, yet much new information has emerged, casting the enigma in an ever more probing light. It may turn out to be the greatest archaeological story of the century, for nobody has yet been able to refute the author's novel suggestion that the body stolen from Alexandria in AD828 and now in Venice may have acquired a false identity in the 4th century AD. This updated and extended account lays bare the forgotten secrets of one of the greatest mysteries bequeathed to us by the ancient world. Includes the author's several published academic articles on the subject as Appendices. Over 80 illustrations.
Author: Gerald Morris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
On her deathbed, Beaufils’s mother leaves him with a quest and a clue: find your father, a knight of King Arthur’s court. So Beaufils leaves the isolated forest of his youth and quickly discovers that he has much to learn about the world beyond his experience. Beaufils’s innocence never fails to make his companions grin, but his fresh outlook on the world’s peculiarities turns out to be more of a gift than a curse as they encounter unexpected friends and foes. With his constant stream of wise fools and foolish wise men, holy hermits and others of rather less holiness, plotting magicians and conniving Ladies, Gerald Morris infuses these medieval stories with a riotous humor all his own.
Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism
Author: Tariq Ramadan
Publisher: Penguin UK
In The Quest for Meaning, Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar, invites the reader to join him on a journey to the deep ocean of religious, secular, and indigenous spiritual traditions to explore the most pressing contemporary issues. Along the way, Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including: faith and reason, emotions and spirituality, tradition and modernity, freedom, equality, universality, and civilization. He acknowledges the greatest flashpoints and attempts to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. He calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment. Written in a both direct and meditative style this is an important, timely and intelligent book that aims to direct and shape debate around the most important questions of our time.