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God and the Multiverse: Humanity's Expanding View of the Cosmos
Victor J. Stenger

Prometheus Books, 2014

Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse —a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current consensus view of astrophysicists, taking pains to explain essential concepts and discoveries ...
  
  











  



  
Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century, Second Edition
Jonathan Glover

Yale University Press, 2012

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Humanity

Windrift Books, 2014

Night snow, winter, and an extreme wind chill mean ten minutes to a frozen death in open air. Alan Mathison is headed home on an icy highway, on a collision course that will test his humanity. From award-winning author Samuel Peralta comes Humanity , a provocative short story that asks the question: What is it that makes us human? Humanity is one of a series of standalone stories about a labyrinthine world where temporal travel is just ...
  
  











  



  
Being Human: Core Readings in the Humanities

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004

Being Human is the first humanities reader that focuses on humanity in the literal sense—what it’s like to be human. The Norton Edition of this widely praised collection brings the best writings in the humanities to a college audience. Each chapter presents a question or topic central to the human experience, among them "The Search for Perfection," "Are We Our Bodies?," "Vulnerability and Suffering," and "Human Dignity." To guide ...
  
  











  



  
Humanity: A Celebration of Friendship, Family, Love & Laughter

PQ Blackwell, 2010

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 (Volume 1)
Andrew Spencer

Andrew Spencer Books, 2014

There is a commonly held belief that as human beings we only use ten percent of our brains. This is a myth. It is not the power of our brain that remains untapped. It is the power of our soul. Aletheia King has been having nightmares. When one of her nightmares becomes a reality, Aletheia and her boyfriend Adam – a loner with a painful past – are unwittingly swept into a world they never knew existed. Their search for answers leads them ...
  
  











  



  
Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

Cengage Learning, 2014

Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth 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 challenges facing the world in ...
  
  











  



  
An Edible History of Humanity
Tom Standage

Walker & Company, 2010

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

Cengage Learning, 2011

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: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century
Jonathan Glover

Yale University Press, 2001

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 Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas (Second Edition)
Isaiah Berlin

Princeton University Press, 2013

"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."--Immanuel Kant Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and ...
  
  











  



  
This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity
David Christian

Berkshire Publishing Group, 2007

A great historian can make clear the connections between the first Homo sapiens and today's version of the species, and a great storyteller can make those connections come alive. David Christian is both. This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity makes the journey a fascinating one. Christian takes us from the Big Bang to the earliest foraging era to the present Anthropocene epoch. This popular work, now in its fifth printing, has been ...
  
  











  



  
Landmarks in Humanities
Gloria Fiero

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2012

Landmarks in Humanities is a single-volume survey of global culture designed to help students of humanities, cultural history, and history of the arts to understand and appreciate the relevance of historical works and ideas to their own daily lives. In chronological sequence, Landmarks guides students on a journey of the most notable monuments of the human imagination and the most prominent ideas and issues that have shaped the course and ...
  
  











  



  
The Humanity Project: A Novel
Jean Thompson

Plume, 2014

From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Year We Left Home , a dazzling new novel hailed as an “instantly addictive...tale of yearning, paradox, and hope.” ( Booklist )    After surviving a horrific shooting at her high school, fifteen-year-old Linnea is packed off to live with her estranged father, Art, in California. Art, not much more than a child himself, doesn’t quite understand how or why he has suddenly become ...
  
  











  



  
Window on Humanity: A Concise Introduction to General Anthropology
Conrad Kottak

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2013

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, current introduction to general anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and contemporary changes in the field. While maintaining its connection with students through relevant examples, the combination of brevity, readability, and trusted content makes Window on Humanity a perfect match for anthropology courses that use readings or ...
  
  











  



  
World History Timeline - Volume I - From the Rise of Humanity to the Fall of Rome

Didactic Press, 2013

The World History Timeline - Volume I, "From the Rise of Humanity to the Fall of Rome", plots over 200,000 years of world history in a clear, easy to understand way for the reader to enhance their overall understanding of world history. Significant events in the unfolding of human history are captured here, from the ancient kings of the Indian subcontinent to the construction of the first cities in South America to the domination of the ...
  
  











  



  
Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Conrad Kottak

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2013

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, current introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and contemporary changes in the field. While maintaining its connection with students through relevant examples, the combination of brevity, readability, and trusted content makes Mirror for Humanity a perfect match for cultural anthropology courses that use ...
  
  











  



  
Humanities through the Arts
F. David Martin, Lee Jacobus

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2010

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 8th Edition
Conrad Phillip Kottak

McGraw-Hill, 2011

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of brevity and readability make Mirror for Humanity a perfect match for cultural ...
  
  











  



  
Discovering the Humanities (2nd Edition)
Henry M. Sayre

Pearson, 2012

See Context and Make Connections across the Humanities   Discovering the Humanities helps students see context and make connections across the humanities by tying together the entire cultural experience through a narrative storytelling approach. Written around Henry Sayre’s belief that students learn best by remembering stories rather than memorizing facts, it captures the voices that have shaped and influenced human thinking ...
  
  











  








   



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