The Confusion
Score: 4.5
From 134 Ratings

The Confusion


  • Author: Neal Stephenson
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 3649738 Bytes


In the year 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- including one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a daring plan to win freedom and fortune. A great adventure ensues -- a perilous race for an enormous prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, legendary gold.In Europe, the exquisite and resourceful Eliza, Countess de la Zeur, is stripped of her immense personal fortune by France's most dashing privateer. Penniless and at risk from those who desire either her or her head (or both), she is caught up in a web of international intrigue, even as she desperately seeks the return of her most precious possession.Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz continue to propound their grand theories as their infamous rivalry intensifies,...

A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins (Vol. 1&2)

A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins (Vol. 1&2)


  • Author: Johann Beckmann, William Francis & J. W. Griffith
  • Release Date : 2020-08-29
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 5978237 Bytes


"A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins" is one of the best-known works by the German scientific author Johann Beckmann in which he relates the origin, history and recent condition of the various machines, utensils, etc., employed in trade and for domestic purposes. This work entitles Beckmann to be regarded as the founder of scientific technology, a term which he was the first to use in 1772. Volume 1: Italian Book-keeping Odometer Machine for noting down Music Refining Gold and Silver Ore by Quicksilver Cold or Dry Gilding Gold Varnish Tulips Canary Bird Archil Magnetic Cures Secret Poison Wooden Bellows Coaches Water-clocks, Clepsydras Tourmaline Speaking-trumpet Ananas, Pine-apple Sympathetic Ink Diving-bell Coloured Glass, Art...

The Science of Enlightenment
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Science of Enlightenment


  • Author : Shinzen Young
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622037483


The Science of Enlightenment Book Description :

“Enlightenment”—is it a myth or is it real? In every spiritual tradition, inner explorers have discovered that the liberated state is in fact a natural experience, as real as the sensations you are having right now—and that through the investigation of your own thoughts, feelings, and perceptions you can awaken to clear insight and a happiness independent of conditions. For decades, one of the most engaging teachers of our time has illuminated the many dimensions of awakening—but solely at his live retreats and on audio recordings. Now, with The Science of Enlightenment, Shinzen Young brings to readers an uncommonly lucid guide to mindfulness meditation for the first time: how it works and how to use it to enhance your cognitive capacities,...

Essentiality II

Essentiality II


  • Author : Mycal Enlightened Being
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0998159417


Essentiality II Book Description :

Essentiality II continues the revelation that is Essentiality, a Science of Spirituality and a Technology for Enlightenment. The author, Mycal, an enlightened being, explains the true nature of the Creator (God) and Her universe; exactly what is enlightenment; and how to achieve it quickly. Mycal explains all in concrete Western terms (as opposed to the vagueness of Eastern descriptions in Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen, etc.). In the Essentiality School of Accelerated Enlightenment, students achieve enlightenment in only 5 years while continuing their normal life. You are an individualization of Essence, a divine particle of the One, a spirit. You have created for yourself the illusion of only being human so you can incarnate inside the Human Matri...

The Enlightenment
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Enlightenment


  • Author : Peter Gay
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393313662


The Enlightenment Book Description :

The second volume of Peter Gay's in-depth study of the dawn of the modern world—the Age of Reason....

Why Buddhism is True
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Why Buddhism is True


  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439195475


Why Buddhism is True Book Description :

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 the world, including ourselves, more clearly and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. In this “sublime” (The New Yorker), pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life—how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can ...

A History of Science in Society  Volume II

A History of Science in Society Volume II


  • Author : Andrew Ede
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442635067


A History of Science in Society Volume II Book Description :

A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume II covers from the Scientific Revolution until the present day. New topics in this edition include science and the corporate world, the regulation of science and technology, and climate change. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 38 colour maps and diagrams, and 4 colour plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further reading...

Siddhartha s Brain
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Siddhartha s Brain


  • Author : James Kingsland
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062403865


Siddhartha s Brain Book Description :

A groundbreaking exploration of the “science of enlightenment,” told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha (better known as Buddha), by Guardian science editor James Kingsland. In a lush grove on the banks of the Neranjara in northern India—400 years before the birth of Christ, when the foundations of western science and philosophy were being laid by the great minds of Ancient Greece—a prince turned ascetic wanderer sat beneath a fig tree. His name was Siddhartha Gautama, and he was discovering the astonishing capabilities of the human brain and the secrets of mental wellness and spiritual “enlightenment,” the foundation of Buddhism. Framed by the historical journey and teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha’s Brain shows how medit...

Enlightenment Now
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Enlightenment Now


  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698177888


Enlightenment Now Book Description :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-droppi...

Enlightenment

Enlightenment


  • Author : Peter Gay
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2013-06-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307831453


Enlightenment Book Description :

The Science of Freedom completes Peter Gay's brilliant reinterpretation begun in The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism. In the present book, he describes the philosophes' program and their views of society. His masterful appraisal opens a new range of insights into the Enlightenment's critical method and its humane and libertarian vision....

Science and the Enlightenment

Science and the Enlightenment


  • Author : Thomas L. Hankins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1985-04-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0521286190


Science and the Enlightenment Book Description :

This book is a general history of eighteenth-century developments in physical and life sciences....

Siddhartha s Brain

Siddhartha s Brain


  • Author : James Kingsland
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-02
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472136350


Siddhartha s Brain Book Description :

WINNER OF THE GOLD PRIZE FOR RELIGION / SPIRITUALITY OF EASTERN THOUGHT AT THE 2016 NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS. Can meditation and mindfulness exercise make us sharper, smarter, healthier, happier? In Siddhartha's Brain, James Kingsland reveals that a complete scientific theory of how these practices work is now within our grasp and may be the key to treating a wide range of afflictions of the human mind. Some twenty-five centuries ago, an Indian sage called Siddhartha Gautama - the man who would become known as the Buddha - developed a programme for improving mental well-being which has been passed down to us by generations of monks and nuns. Today, secular mindfulness courses are proving their worth for tackling many of the problems associated with the d...