Score: 4
From 150 Ratings

On the Origin of Species


  • Author: Charles Darwin
  • Release Date : 1882-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 435846 Bytes


Can we doubt that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands...

Score: 4.5
From 2,051 Ratings

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


  • Author: Rebecca Skloot
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Biology
  • File Size: 12676251 Bytes


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The story of modern medicine and bioethics—and, indeed, race relations—is refracted beautifully, and movingly.”—Entertainment WeeklyNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM HBO® STARRING OPRAH WINFREY AND ROSE BYRNE • ONE OF THE “MOST INFLUENTIAL” (CNN), “DEFINING” (LITHUB), AND “BEST” (THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) BOOKS OF THE DECADE • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS • WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NONFICTIONNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Entertainment Weekly • O: The Oprah Magazine • NPR • Financial Times...

The Life You ve Always Wanted
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

The Life You ve Always Wanted


  • Author : John Ortberg
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310565895


The Life You ve Always Wanted Book Description :

You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transf...

For the Life of the World
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

For the Life of the World


  • Author : Alexander Schmemann
  • Publisher : St Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0913836087


For the Life of the World Book Description :

This book was originally written to serve as an outline for students in a discussion of the Christian "worldview." It suggests an approach to the world and to man's life in it that stems from the liturgical experience of the Orthodox Church. Alexander Schmemann understands issues such as secularism and Christian culture from the perspective of the unbroken experience of the Church, as revealed and communicated in her worship, in her liturgy -- the sacrament of the world, the sacrament of the Kingdom. - Publisher....

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Score: 4
From 50 Ratings

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl


  • Author : Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 1861
  • Genre: African Americans
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044087358669


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Book Description :

Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to wor...

The Psalms and the Life of Faith
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Psalms and the Life of Faith


  • Author : Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1451419716


The Psalms and the Life of Faith Book Description :

Walter Brueggemann's unique gift of joining historical-exegetical insights to penetrating observations about the traumas and joys of contemporary life?both personal and social?is here forcefully displayed. Everyone who is familiar with his work knows the power of his speech about "doxological, polemical, political, subversive, evangelical faith: and about the ways such faith is enacted in the praise of ancient Israel and in the church.Readers of this book will find fresh insight into:the Psalms as prayer and praisethe categories of the Psalmsthe social context in which psalms were prayed and sungthe theology of the Psalmsthe dialogical character of the Psalmsjustice and injustice in the Psalmsthe study and "use" of the Psalms by the churchpraise as a...

Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Nutrition Through the Life Cycle


  • Author : Prakash S. Shetty
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1904007406


Nutrition Through the Life Cycle Book Description :

A summary what is known about the relationship between diet and health at different points in the life cycle, and the nutritional requirements of individuals of different ages....

The Life You Were Born to Live
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Life You Were Born to Live


  • Author : Dan Millman
  • Publisher : H J Kramer
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 091581160X


The Life You Were Born to Live Book Description :

Describes the thirty-seven spiritual paths of twentieth-century life while offering insight into learning which is most compatible. By the author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. Reprint. 75,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. IP....

The Life Cycle of a Bee

The Life Cycle of a Bee


  • Author : Lisa Trumbauer
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2002-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0736814507


The Life Cycle of a Bee Book Description :

Simple text and photographs present the life cycle of the bee....

The Life Story Interview
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Life Story Interview


  • Author : Robert Atkinson
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1998-01-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 076190428X


The Life Story Interview Book Description :

First-person narratives are a fundamental tool of the qualitative researcher. This volume provides specific suggestions and guidelines for preparing and executing a life story interview. Robert Atkinson places the life story interview into a wider research context before elaborating on planning and then conducting the interview. Finally, the book deals with the issues of transcribing and interpreting the interview. The author provides a sample life story interview in the appendix....