Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
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Caste (Oprah's Book Club)


  • Author: Isabel Wilkerson
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 4005986 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “An instant American classic.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.” In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us ...

The Origins of Totalitarianism
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The Origins of Totalitarianism


  • Author: Hannah Arendt
  • Release Date : 1973-03-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • File Size: 4023464 Bytes


“How could such a book speak so powerfully to our present moment? The short answer is that we, too, live in dark times, even if they are different and perhaps less dark, and “Origins” raises a set of fundamental questions about how tyranny can arise and the dangerous forms of inhumanity to which it can lead.”  —Jeffrey C. Isaac, The Washington PostThe Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time—Nazi Germany and Stalini...

Our Origins

Our Origins


  • Author : Clark Spencer Larsen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393615065


Our Origins Book Description :

Our Origins, Fourth Edition, helps students engage with the "big picture" of human evolution. Innovative media, photorealistic art, rigorously current content, new animations, new custom-produced Anthropology Matters videos, and InQuizitive adaptive learning deliver everything needed to teach a state-of-the-art class....

Our Origins

Our Origins


  • Author : Clark Spencer Larsen
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Physical anthropology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393680673


Our Origins Book Description :

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Our Origins

Our Origins


  • Author : Clark Spencer Larsen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393921434


Our Origins Book Description :

The Third Edition of this best-selling text now includes an update to the evolutionary primate taxonomy and even more tools to help students grasp the major concepts in physical anthropology—including new, photorealistic art....

Our Origins

Our Origins


  • Author : Clark Spencer Larsen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393934985


Our Origins Book Description :

Larsen is one of the world's top researchers, and he is also a gifted teacher. These twin skills exhibit themselves on every page of Our Origins. In addition, the book is illustrated with state-of-the-art drawn figures and images from several of the world's leading photographers. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to stay abreast of developments in this fast-moving field-in particular, the significance of the Arbi discovery (announced in the fall of 2009) has been incorporated throughout....

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Essentials of Physical Anthropology


  • Author : Clark Spencer Larsen
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393934225


Essentials of Physical Anthropology Book Description :

The #1 text in physical anthropology, now in a brief edition....

On Our Origins

On Our Origins


  • Author : Daniel J. Lepley
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449795306


On Our Origins Book Description :

Science and religion need not be enemies in exploration of the origin and meaning of life. Each has its proper place in considering what Charles Darwin called the “mystery of mysteries.” When properly understood, scientific research and Christian theological reflection contribute to a deeper understanding of these mysteries. On Our Origins explores both the scientific and scriptural narratives of creation and engages in a respectful conversation between the two. Instead of rejecting faith or science, it explores both in order to propose a reasonable and holistic Christian understanding of human existence. Many aspects of this timely discussion will culminate in an examination of the claims of Christ. Does faith in Jesus of Nazareth as Savior unde...

In Search of Our Origins
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In Search of Our Origins


  • Author : Jamshed Akhtar
  • Publisher : Jamshed Akhtar
  • Release Date : 2014-01-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


In Search of Our Origins Book Description :

In Search of Our Origins presents new information on the origin of life and man, from linguistic analysis of Quran. It tells us how the first molecule of life arose on earth, what was the mechanism involved, where the event occurred and what happened subsequently. It also informs us how the first Man and his mate were created, where they were nurtured and when and where they appeared on earth....

Can We Survive Our Origins

Can We Survive Our Origins


  • Author : Pierpaolo Antonello
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628950359


Can We Survive Our Origins Book Description :

Are religions intrinsically violent (as is strenuously argued by the ‘new atheists’)? Or, as Girard argues, have they been functionally rational instruments developed to manage and cope with the intrinsically violent runaway dynamic that characterizes human social organization in all periods of human history? Is violence decreasing in this time of secular modernity post-Christendom (as argued by Steven Pinker and others)? Or are we, rather, at increased and even apocalyptic risk from our enhanced powers of action and our decreased socio-symbolic protections? Rene Girard’s mimetic theory has been slowly but progressively recognized as one of the most striking breakthrough contributions to twentieth-century critical thinking in fundamental anthro...

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins


  • Author : M. Maurette
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540343356


Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins Book Description :

Gives the first a coherent and comprehensive account of how meteorites may have brought the seeds of life to Earth. Embedds specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation and evolution of the Early Earth. Provides experienced researchers with a modern and compact reference, as well as a source of material for lectures in this field....

Beyond the Stars

Beyond the Stars


  • Author : Paolo Saraceno
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814483810


Beyond the Stars Book Description :

"What is the origin of the universe? Are we alone in the Universe?" Using clear and plain language, the author explores these two interesting scientific-philosophical themes with a broad range of studies, including astronomy, cosmology, chemistry, biology, geology and planet science. The first part discusses the origins of everything, from the Big Bang to humankind. It follows the long course of evolution — from original matter to the formation of more complex structures, from the furthest galaxies to the nearest stars, from planets to organic molecules, from the first and most elementary forms of life through to the reptiles, the dinosaurs and the advent of man. The second part traces the history of the Earth and evaluates the risks of extinction ...