Amazing Ourselves to Death

Amazing Ourselves to Death


  • Author : Lance Strate
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1433119307

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Amazing Ourselves to Death Book Description :
"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --...

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Amusing Ourselves to Death


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-12-27
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1101042621

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Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Description :
What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a proph...

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death


  • Author : Neil Postman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Mass media
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  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000012455942

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Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Description :
Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think....

Tuesdays with Morrie
Score: 4
From 263 Ratings

Tuesdays with Morrie


  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2007-06-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 0307414094

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Tuesdays with Morrie Book Description :
A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younge...

The Body
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Body


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780385685757

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The Body Book Description :
NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Maclean's • The Washington Post • USA Today • Indigo Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you sta...

Immortality
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Immortality


  • Author : Stephen Cave
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780307884930

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Immortality Book Description :
A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to. But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives civilization. Central to this book is the metaphor of a mountaintop where one can find the Immortals. Since the dawn of humanity, everyone – whether they know it or not – has been trying to climb that mountain. But there are only four paths up its treacherous slope, and there have only ever been four paths. Throughout history, people have wagered everything on their choice of the correct path, and fought wars against thos...

Thinking  Fast and Slow
Score: 4
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Thinking Fast and Slow


  • Author : Daniel Kahneman
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780385676526

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Thinking Fast and Slow Book Description :
The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities a...

Civilized to Death
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Civilized to Death


  • Author : Christopher Ryan
  • Publisher : Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-08-11
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781451659115

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Civilized to Death Book Description :
The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live—how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die—in this “engaging, extensively documented, well-organized, and thought-provoking” (Booklist) book. Most of us have instinctive evidence the world is ending—balmy December days, face-to-face conversation replaced with heads-to-screens zomboidism, a world at constant war, a political system in disarray. We hear some myths and lies so frequently that they feel like truths: Civilization is humankind’s greatest accomplishment. Progress is undeniable. Count your blessings. You’re lucky to be alive here and now. Well, maybe we are and maybe we aren’t. ...

When Breath Becomes Air
Score: 4.5
From 125 Ratings

When Breath Becomes Air


  • Author : Paul Kalanithi
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988406

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When Breath Becomes Air Book Description :
A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title....

Attached
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Attached


  • Author : Amir Levine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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  • ISBN 10 : 1101475161

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Attached Book Description :
Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to at...