Die Wise

Die Wise


  • Author: Stephen Jenkinson
  • Release Date : 2015-03-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 2603616 Bytes


Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a...

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy

The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy


  • Author: Mervyn King
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre: Economics
  • File Size: 1724201 Bytes


“Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the financial crisis. Agree or disagree, King’s visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads of state.” —Lawrence H. SummersSomething is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance.The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological in...

The End of Alchemy  Money  Banking  and the Future of the Global Economy
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The End of Alchemy Money Banking and the Future of the Global Economy


  • Author : Mervyn King
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-03-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393247039


The End of Alchemy Money Banking and the Future of the Global Economy Book Description :

“Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the financial crisis. Agree or disagree, King’s visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads of state.” —Lawrence H. Summers Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance. The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological ...

The End of Alchemy

The End of Alchemy


  • Author : Mervyn King
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408706121


The End of Alchemy Book Description :

'A fearless and important book . . . The End of Alchemy isn't just an elegant guide to the history of economic ideas. It also gives a genuine insider's account' Telegraph The past twenty years saw unprecedented growth and stability followed by the worst financial crisis the industrialised world has ever witnessed. In the space of little more than a year what had been seen as the age of wisdom was viewed as the age of foolishness. Almost overnight, belief turned into incredulity. Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became th...

The Alchemist
Score: 4.5
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The Alchemist


  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062416216


The Alchemist Book Description :

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations. Paulo Coelho's masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strew...

Disknowledge

Disknowledge


  • Author : Katherine Eggert
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812247510


Disknowledge Book Description :

'Disknowledge': knowing something isn't true, but believing it anyway. In this book, Katherine Eggert explores the crumbling state of learning in the 16th and 17th centuries. Even as the shortcomings of Renaissance humanism became plain to see, many intellectuals of the age had little choice but to treat their familiar knowledge systems as though they still held. Humanism thus came to share the status of alchemy: a way of thinking simultaneously productive and suspect, reasonable and wrongheaded....

Prophecy  Alchemy  and the End of Time

Prophecy Alchemy and the End of Time


  • Author : Leah DeVun
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231519342


Prophecy Alchemy and the End of Time Book Description :

In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the last days were coming; the apocalypse was near. Deemed insane by the Christian church, Rupescissa had spent more than a decade confined to prisons in one case wrapped in chains and locked under a staircase yet ill treatment could not silence the friar's apocalyptic message. Religious figures who preached the end times were hardly rare in the late Middle Ages, but Rupescissa's teachings were unique. He claimed that knowledge of the natural world, and alchemy in particular, could act as a defense against the plagues and wars of the last days. His melding of apocalyptic prophecy and quasi-scientific inquiry gave rise to a new ge...

The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye


  • Author : Jay Weidner
  • Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
  • Release Date : 2003-12-10
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 089281084X


The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye Book Description :

Reveals that the alchemical transformation of base metal into gold symbolizes the transformation of the current Iron Age into the Golden Age, and that the greatest secret of alchemy, the imminent date of the apocalypse, is coded into an obscure monument in southwestern France....

John Dee s Conversations with Angels

John Dee s Conversations with Angels


  • Author : Deborah E. Harkness
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-11-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052162228X


John Dee s Conversations with Angels Book Description :

This book is about Elizabethan England's most famous 'scientist' or natural philosopher John Dee and his 'conversations with angels'....

Radical Uncertainty

Radical Uncertainty


  • Author : Mervyn King
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408712580


Radical Uncertainty Book Description :

'A brilliant new book' Daily Telegraph 'Well written . . . and often entertaining' The Times 'A sparkling analysis' Prospect 'Entertaining and enlightening . . . This is a necessary critique and they make it with verve, knowledge and a wealth of stories' Financial Times 'An elegant, wise and timely book' Irish Times 'Jam-packed with erudition' New Statesman This major, critically acclaimed work asks a vitally important question for today: when uncertainty is all around us, and the facts are not clear, how can we make good decisions? We do not know what the future will hold, particularly in the midst of a crisis, but we must make decisions anyway. We regularly crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have, forgetting that hu...

The Secrets of Alchemy
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Secrets of Alchemy


  • Author : Lawrence Principe
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226682952


The Secrets of Alchemy Book Description :

An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes....

Other People s Money

Other People s Money


  • Author : John Kay
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782831549


Other People s Money Book Description :

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2016 We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector's activity: the vast majority of lending is within the finance sector. So what is it all for? What is the purpose of this activity? And why is it so profitable? John Kay, a distinguished economist with wide experience of the financial sector, argues that the industry's perceived profitability is partly illusory, and partly an appropriation of wealth created elsewhere - of other people's money. The financial sector, he shows, has grown too large, detached itself from ordinary busine...