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  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Release : 24 June 2018
  • ISBN : 9781614728351
  • Page : 166 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of our place in the universe. This book is essential reading for our time. David Christian asks big questions. Will contemporary challenges will lead to the emergence of a new global system capable of ecological, economic, and political stability? Or is the accelerating pace of change a prelude to a sudden, sharp collapse that will drive many parts of the world back to the productivity levels of the early agrarian era? He presents our origin story and the history of women and men across the entire world, within the framework of the universe explaining, for example, that the chemicals we are made of come from supernovae. He tells the human story as a story of changes: changes in the ways we produce and distribute food, move from place to place, organize ourselves into communities, explore and populate our environment, and both create and respond to crises. He gives us maps of time, history on different temporal-spatial scales, and even offers paths to locate evidence that might challenge his big story. Big history leads to strategies for building a more sustainable world, and Berkshire Publishing is proud to offer this new edition of a big history for our common future. The 2018 edition has been expanded and updated for the general reader; there is also an earlier edition designed for use with AP World History and other courses, which included a teachers' guide.

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This Fleeting World

This Fleeting World
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2018-06-24
  • ISBN : 9781614728351
DOWNLOAD BOOKThis Fleeting World

This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of

Why Buddhism is True

Why Buddhism is True
  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • ISBN : 9781439195475
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From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: We can learn to see

Teachings of the Buddha

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  • Author : Jack Kornfield
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • ISBN : 9780834823020
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This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the enlightened mind, and songs in praise of meditation by Zen teachers. The book also includes traditional instruction on how to practice sitting meditation, cultivate calm awareness, and live with

Fleeting Agencies

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  • Author : Arunima Datta
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781108837385
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Critically examines the agency and history of long-silenced coolie women and their role in colonial economy and transnational movements.

Fleeting Cities

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  • Author : A. Geppert
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780230281837
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Imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world wide web. Conceptualizing expositions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities constitutes a transnational and transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed in the European metropolis around 1900.

Maps of Time

Maps of Time
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09
  • ISBN : 9780520271449
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Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2022-06-07
  • ISBN : 0316497452
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The New York Times bestselling author of Origin Story turns his attention to the future of humanity -- and how we think about it -- in this ambitious, interdisciplinary book. Every second of our lives, we have to cope with an unknowable future. How do we do this? And why do we, like most living organisms, manage this impossible challenge quite well ... at least most of the time? David Christian, the historian and New York Times bestselling author of Origin

Common Groundbetween Islam and Buddhism

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  • Author : Reza Shah-Kazemi
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-02-24
  • ISBN : 1496025040
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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Ahlulbayt Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world.You may read this book carefully and should you be interested to have further study on such publications you can contact us through www.shia.es Naturally, if we find you to be a keen and energetic reader we shall give you a deserving response in

Common Worship: Times and Seasons President's Edition

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  • Author : Common Worship
  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-15
  • ISBN : 9780715122433
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This revised, expanded edition of the Common Worship President’s Edition contains everything to celebrate Holy Communion Order One throughout the church year. It combines relevant material from the original President’s Edition with Eucharistic material from Times and Seasons, Festivals and Pastoral Services, and the Additional Collects.

The Great Homecoming

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  • Author : Anna Kim
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781846276576
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1959, Seoul. Divided from his family by the violent tumult of the Korean civil war, Yunho arrives in South Korea's capital searching for his oldest friend. He finds him in the arms of Eve Moon, a dancer with many names who may be a refugee fleeing the communist North, or an American spy. Beguiled, Yunho falls desperately in love. But nothing in Seoul is what it seems. The city is crowded with double agents and soldiers, and wracked by protests and

The Way of the Bodhisattva

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  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781590306147
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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of

Fleeting Things

Fleeting Things
  • Author : Gerald Hammond
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • ISBN : 0674306252
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Offers new interpretations of poems by Milton, Jonson, Herrick, and Lovelace, and looks at five themes in seventeenth century English poetry.

The Council of Animals

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  • Author : Nick McDonell
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2021-07-20
  • ISBN : 9781250799043
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From national bestselling author Nick McDonell, The Council of Animals is a captivating fable for humans of all ages—dreamers and cynics alike—who believe (if nothing else) in the power of timeless storytelling. “‘Now,’ continued the cat, ‘there is nothing more difficult than changing an animal’s mind. But I will say, in case I can change yours: humans are more useful to us outside our bellies than in.’” Perhaps. After The Calamity, the animals thought the humans had

Tibetan Book of the Dead

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  • Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • ISBN : 9780486845371
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Derived from a Buddhist funerary text, this famous volume's timeless wisdom includes instructions for attaining enlightenment, preparing for the process of dying, and moving through the various stages of rebirth.

The Book of Joy

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  • Author : Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • ISBN : 9780143198345
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also