Darwin S Ghosts

Author : Rebecca Stott
ISBN : 9781408831014
Genre : Biologists
File Size : 65.25 MB
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An electrifying account of the extraordinary untold history behind Darwin's theory of evolution
Category: Biologists

Darwin S Ghost

Author : Steve Jones
ISBN : 0345422775
Genre : Science
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A modern geneticist revisits Darwin's classic work to offer contemporary examples and modern research that confirm the book's conclusions on evolution.
Category: Science

A Secret History Of Consciousness

Author : Gary Lachman
ISBN : 1584200111
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 90.43 MB
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An exciting contemporary thinker considers what consciousness is like and how it can be achieved. Traces the development of consciousness from the late nineteenth century onwards, including Ouspensky, Steiner, Bergson and Barfield.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Selfish Gene

Author : Richard Dawkins
ISBN : 0192860925
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 45.75 MB
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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
Category: Literary Criticism

Why Does The World Exist

Author : Jim Holt
ISBN : 9781847654106
Genre : Science
File Size : 74.17 MB
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'Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?' remains the most curious and most enduring of all metaphysical mysteries. Moving away from the narrower paths of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, the celebrated essayist Jim Holt now enters this fascinating debate with his broad, lively and deeply informed narrative that traces all our efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. With sly humour and a highly original personal approach Holt takes on the role of cosmological detective. Suggesting that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God and the Big Bang, he tracks down, among others, an eccentric Oxford philosopher, a Nobel Laureate physicist, a French Buddhist monk, and John Updike just before he died, to pursue this cosmic puzzle from every angle. As he pieces together a solution - while offering useful insights into time, consciousness, and eternity - he sheds fascinating new light on the meaning of existence. A New York Times bestseller on first publication, this new paperback edition provides a much-needed new take on history's greatest conundrum, in the vein of previous bestsellers like Michael Brooks' 13 Things that Don't Make Sense.
Category: Science

In The Days Of Rain

Author : Rebecca Stott
ISBN : 9780812989083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Rebecca Stott both adored and feared her father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking minister in the Brighton, England, branch of the Exclusive Brethren, a separatist fundamentalist Christian sect. A man of contradictions, he preached that the Brethren should shun the outside world, which was ruled by Satan, yet he kept a radio in the trunk of his car and read Shakespeare and Yeats. Years later, when the Stotts broke with the Brethren after a scandal involving the cult's leader, Roger became an actor and compulsive gambler who left the family penniless and ended up in jail....In the Days of Rain is Rebecca Stott's attempt to make sense of her childhood in the Exclusive Brethren, to understand her father's role in the cult and in the breaking apart of her family, and to come to be at peace with her relationship with a larger-than-life figure whose faults were matched by a passion for life, a thirst for knowledge, and a love of literature and beauty. A father-daughter story as well as a memoir of growing up in a closed-off community and then finding a way out of it, this is an inspiring and beautiful account of the bonds of family and the power of self-invention."--Jacket .
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Book That Changed America

Author : Randall Fuller
ISBN : 9780525428336
Genre : History
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Traces the impact of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on a diverse group of writers, abolitionists, and social reformers, including Henry David Thoreau and Bronson Alcott, against a backdrop of growing tensions and transcendental idealism in 1860 America.
Category: History

Life Ascending

Author : Nick Lane
ISBN : 9781847652225
Genre : Science
File Size : 33.10 MB
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Winner of the 2010 Royal Society Prize for science books Powerful new research methods are providing fresh and vivid insights into the makeup of life. Comparing gene sequences, examining the atomic structure of proteins and looking into the geochemistry of rocks have all helped to explain creation and evolution in more detail than ever before. Nick Lane uses the full extent of this new knowledge to describe the ten greatest inventions of life, based on their historical impact, role in living organisms today and relevance to current controversies. DNA, sex, sight and consciousnesses are just four examples. Lane also explains how these findings have come about, and the extent to which they can be relied upon. The result is a gripping and lucid account of the ingenuity of nature, and a book which is essential reading for anyone who has ever questioned the science behind the glories of everyday life.
Category: Science

Speaking Your Mind

Author : Rebecca Stott
ISBN : 0582382432
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 80.90 MB
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This book asks the question: 'What are the skills of a good speaker, or member of discussion group?' and then looks at how these skills can be acquired. The book is designed with the belief that the key to good speaking is an awareness of audience and context, and a knowledge of the techniques of argumentation or rhetoric. Trains students in effective discussion and presentation skills through a variety of practical approaches and shows students how to argue more effectively. Engaging and practical activities in each chapter enable the reader to practice these skills in scenarios designed to be relevant to the world of work. For those students wishing to increase their presentation skills.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines