books about: humanity
Beyond Anger: How to Hold On to Your Heart and Your Humanity in the Midst of Injustice
Shambhala Publications, 2013
In July 2013, multiple bombs exploded in Bodh Gaya, India, in and around the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi temple that marks the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. In response, Shambhala Publications offers this free eBook consisting of excerpts from some of our books from a variety of Buddhist traditions that encapsulate values of love and nonviolence, which we can all practice ourselves. A chapter from the Karmapa ...
Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Using engaging stories and clear writing, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the ...
Humanity, Diversity, and The Liberal Arts: The Foundation of a College Education
CUSEO JOE B
Kendall Hunt Publishing
This book was used in my Introduction class that was mandatory for incoming freshmen. It is 3 chapters long, with exercises relating to each chapter at the end.
The Humanity Project
Blue Rider Press
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Year We Left Home , a dazzling new novel already being hailed as an instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope.” ( Booklist ) After surviving a shooting at her high school, Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, who doesn’t quite understand how he has suddenly become responsible for raising a sullen adolescent girl. Art’s neighbor, Christie, ...
Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century
Yale University Press
This important book confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the psychological mystery of why so many atrocities occurred--the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Gulag, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and others--and how we can prevent their recurrence. Jonathan Glover finds disturbing similarities in the psychology of those involved with atrocities, yet offers hope that the development of a political and personal moral ...
The Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction
Waterfront Digital Press, 2013
Humanity, as we know it, is on the verge of extinction. There’s a common thread to every single mass extinction in our planet’s history. It’s global warming. From the Permian Mass Extinction 250 million years ago that killed off 95% of all life on Earth to the K/T mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, all were brought about by a sudden warming of the planet. New research shows that once that warming hits a ...
Humanity: A Celebration of Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter
This stunning treasury of color and black-and-white photographs was sourced from a major international photography competition to find extraordinary and geographically diverse photographs that celebrate humanity's moments of intimacy, laughter, and kinship. Featuring 150 images from around the world, and complemented by heartwarming and inspiring quotes, Humanity is a touching tribute to our most treasured relationships.
Humanity: The Alien Project An Ancient Astronaut Theory
Vincenzo J Macrino
Bridger House Publishers Inc
Since the advent of flight and the infancy of the space program, there have been numerous accounts of UFOs and alien beings. But what about ancient times? Did people observe mysterious objects in the skies prior to the invention of the airplane? Did they speak of mysterious, intelligent creatures from the stars? The answer is "Yes." Since the earliest days of human history, UFOs and their occupants have been witnessed and recorded in detail. ...
Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century, Second Edition
Yale University Press
Renowned moral philosopher Jonathan Glover confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the mystery of why so many atrocities occurred. In a new preface, Glover brings the book through the post-September 11 era and into our own time—and asks whether humankind can "weaken the grip war has on us." Praise for the first edition: “It is hard to imagine a more important book. Glover makes an overwhelming case for the need ...
Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins
Yale University Press
What did earlier humans really look like? What was life like for them, millions of years ago? How do we know? In this book, internationally renowned paleoartist John Gurche describes the extraordinary process by which he creates forensically accurate and hauntingly realistic representations of our ancient human ancestors. Inspired by a lifelong fascination with all things prehistoric, and gifted with a unique artistic vision, Gurche has ...
The Humanities in Western Culture: Brief Version, 4th Edition
Robert C. Lamm
Designed to for a one-semester Western humanities course, this concise text offers a lavishly produced art program and abridged literary selections. The revised fourth edition has been updated throughout and now includes a unit on the twenty-first century.
An Edible History of Humanity
Walker & Company
More than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of technology, changing the course of human progress by helping to build empires, promote industrialization, and decide the outcomes of wars. Tom Standage draws on archaeology, anthropology, and economics to reveal how food has helped shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7500 b.c. to the use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol ...
Humanities through the Arts
F. David Martin
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Humanities Through he Arts , eighth edition, continues to explore the humanities with an emphasis upon the arts as an expression of cultural and personal values, examining the relationship of the humanities to important values, objects and events. The book is arranged topically by art form from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture to literature, music, theater, film, and dance. Intended for introductory-level, interdisciplinary ...
Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House Revised & Updated(Habitat for Humanity)
Since its founding in 1976, the non-profit Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 255,000 houses for more than one million people and families in need world wide. First published in 2002, "Habitat for Humanity How to Build a House "has helped thousands more build simple, energy-efficient homes of their own by helping guide them from foundation to roof, through all interior finishes and fixtures. Written by long-time carpenter and ...
The Humanities and Public Life
Fordham University Press
This book tests the proposition that the humanities can, and at their best do, represent a commitment to ethical reading. And that this commitment, and the training and discipline of close reading that underlie it, represent something that the humanities need to bring to other fields: to professional training and to public life. What leverage does reading, of the attentive sort practiced in the interpretive humanities, give you on life? Does ...
Humanity Gone: After the Plague
A mysterious plague has killed nearly everyone over the age of 19 in America. Those remaining struggle to survive in a country violently tearing itself apart. Children quickly learn what horrors dwell within others... and themselves. In the first book of the Humanity Gone Saga-watch as innocence shatters and savagery rises. The Definitive Edition: Remastered and re-edited to make this the complete version. Features an exclusive short ...
The Humanity of God
Westminster John Knox Press
Karl Barth is generally regared as the greatest Protestant thinker of modern times. The three essays in this book, "The Humanity of God," "Evangelical Theology in the 19th Century," and "The Gift of Freedom," show how Barth's later work moved beyond his revolt against the theology dominant in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity (Women for Women International)
The underlying message of Share is simple: for all our apparent diversity—as individuals, societies and nations—our actions, however small, can have an exponential, positive influence both on the world and the lives of others. Nothing more beautifully conveys our interdependence than the food we eat. The recipes featured in this uplifting book—provided by contributors who are all actively engaged in humanitarian issues, as well women ...
The Ascent of Humanity: Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money, technology, medicine, and education as we know them. As a result, each of these institutions faces a grave and ...
The Humanities, Volume I
Mary Ann Frese Witt
This introductory text presents an overview of the liberal arts--literature, art, music, philosophy, and history--with a particular emphasis on literature. The unique selection of works from each culture provides students with a global understanding of the humanities. Several pedagogical features of the Seventh Edition, such as chapter objectives, key terms, art images, and summary questions, help students understand the major concepts of the ...
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