This Fleeting World

This Fleeting World
Author: David Christian
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1933782048
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Fleeting World Book Excerpt:

Presents an overview of the history of the human race from its earliest beginnings as foragers to our current state as modern beings.

This Fleeting World

This Fleeting World
Author: David Christian
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2018-06-24
ISBN: 1614728356
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Fleeting World Book Excerpt:

This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of our place in the universe. This book is essential reading for our time. David Christian asks big questions. Will contemporary challenges will lead to the emergence of a new global system capable of ecological, economic, and political stability? Or is the accelerating pace of change a prelude to a sudden, sharp collapse that will drive many parts of the world back to the productivity levels of the early agrarian era? He presents our origin story and the history of women and men across the entire world, within the framework of the universe explaining, for example, that the chemicals we are made of come from supernovae. He tells the human story as a story of changes: changes in the ways we produce and distribute food, move from place to place, organize ourselves into communities, explore and populate our environment, and both create and respond to crises. He gives us maps of time, history on different temporal-spatial scales, and even offers paths to locate evidence that might challenge his big story. Big history leads to strategies for building a more sustainable world, and Berkshire Publishing is proud to offer this new edition of a big history for our common future. The 2018 edition has been expanded and updated for the general reader; there is also an earlier edition designed for use with AP World History and other courses, which included a teachers' guide.

Teaching World History in the Twentyfirst Century

Teaching World History in the Twentyfirst Century
Author: Heidi Roupp
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0765624907
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reflections on Literature and Culture

Reflections on Literature and Culture
Author: Hannah Arendt,Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780804744997
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections on Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume in any language that collects Hannah Arendt's remarkable series of essays and notes on literary figures and cultural questions.

Cha No Yu

Cha No Yu
Author: A. L. Sadler
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN: 1462901913
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cha No Yu Book Excerpt:

This classic of Japanese cultural studies explains the famous Japanese tea ceremony or cha-no-yu with great scholarship and clarity. In 1933, when A. L. Sadler's imposing book on the Japanese tea ceremony first appeared, there was no other work on the subject in English that even remotely approached it in comprehensiveness or detail. Having attained something of the stature of a classic among studies of Japanese esthetics, it has remained one of the most sought-after of books in this field. It is therefore both a pleasure and a privilege to make it available once again in a complete and unabridged digital version The tea culture book is abundantly illustrated with drawings of tea ceremony furniture and utensils, tearoom architecture and garden design, floor and ground plans, and numerous other features of the cha-no-yu. A number of photographic plates picture famous tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens.

The Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony
Author: A. L. Sadler
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-23
ISBN: 1462920632
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Japanese Tea Ceremony Book Excerpt:

The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a detailed examination of the five-centuries-old tea ceremony—or Cha-no-Yu in Japanese, literally "hot water for tea"—a cornerstone of Japanese culture and a core practice of Zen Buddhism. Framed by intricately choreographed steps, the tea ceremony is as much about the search for enlightenment as it is about serving tea. Within the serenity of the tea room, the ceremony, with its highly formal structure, becomes an object of focus for meditation. As the water is heated and the tea is served, the ultimate goal is losing the sense of self while gaining inner peace. The path to mindfulness runs through the center of the tea ceremony. Abundantly illustrated with over 160 drawings and 40 color photos showing every aspect of the ceremony, this book takes readers on a complete tour of furniture and utensils, teahouses and gardens, and numerous other features of Cha-no-Yu. It also delves into the many disciplines included within the broader framework of the tea ceremony—Japanese art, calligraphy, flower arrangements, architecture, gardening, and exquisite handicrafts. Learn more about the experiences of masters of the tea ceremony over the centuries and histories of the various schools and traditions of the art of tea. Full-color photos of tea bowls, teahouses, and gardens reveal the exquisite artistry of the cult of tea and this important Japanese tradition. With a new foreword by award-winning author Laura C. Martin, The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a fascinating exploration of the ritual and Zen philosophy of one of Japan's greatest customs, truly "an epitome of Japanese civilization."

Traditional Japanese Literature

Traditional Japanese Literature
Author: Haruo Shirane
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 1292
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780231136976
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traditional Japanese Literature Book Excerpt:

Traditional Japanese Literature features a rich array of works dating from the very beginnings of the Japanese written language through the noted age of aristocratic court life into the period of warrior culture. The anthology contains new translations of such canonical texts as The Tales of the Heike and generous selections from Man'yoshu, The Tale of Genji, The Pillow Book, and Kokinshu. It includes a stunning range of folk literature, war epics, poetry, and n? drama, and an impressive collection of dramatic, poetic, and fictional works from both elite and popular cultures. Also represented are religious and secular anecdotes, literary criticism, essays, and works written in Chinese by Japanese writers. Arranged by chronology and genre, the readings are carefully introduced and placed into a larger political, cultural, and literary context, and the extensive bibliographies offer further study. Intended as a companion to Columbia University Press's Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900, Traditional Japanese Literature significantly deepens our understanding of Japanese literature as well as of ancient, classical, and medieval Japanese culture.

Wisdom for the Soul

Wisdom for the Soul
Author: Larry Chang
Publsiher: Gnosophia Publishers
Total Pages: 817
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0977339106
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom for the Soul Book Excerpt:

There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.

The Ladies Repository

The Ladies  Repository
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 398
Release: 1844
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Author: A.L. Sadler
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 1462903592
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Tea Ceremony Book Excerpt:

The tea cermony—known as cha-no-yu, or literally "hot water for tea"—has touched nearly every aspect of Japanese life. First published in 1933 as Cha-No-Yu, or The Japanese Tea Ceremony, this classic remains the gold standard for books on the five-centuries-old tea ceremony, which is itself "an epitome of Japanese civilization." Abundantly illustrated with drawings and photographs showing every aspect of the tea ceremony, this book takes readers on a complete tour of furniture and utensils, architecture and gardens, and numerous other features of cha-no-ya. Photos of tea bowls, teahouses and gardens reveal the exquisite artistry of the cult of tea. The Japanese Tea Ceremony is a fascinating exploration of one of Japan's greatest arts and details the importance of the tea ceremony's history and traditions, its historical tea masters and its physical manifestations. This book includes: Descriptions of the many disciples contained within the broader framework of tea ceremony, including art, architecture, gardening and exquisite handicrafts The experiences of masters of the art over the centuries Histories of the various schools and traditions of the art of tea

Translation of the Kal d i Afgh n

Translation of the Kal  d i Afgh  n
Author: Thomas Patrick Hughes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pushto language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Learning From The Qur an

Learning From The Qur an
Author: Harun Yahya
Publsiher: Idara Ishaat-E-Diniyat
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9788171014927
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medieval Latin

Medieval Latin
Author: K. P. Harrington,Joseph Pucci
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 1997-11-10
ISBN: 0226317137
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medieval Latin Book Excerpt:

K. P. Harrington's Mediaeval Latin, the standard medieval Latin anthology used in the United States since its initial publication in 1925, has now been completely revised and updated for today's students and teachers by Joseph Pucci. This new edition of the classic anthology retains its breadth of coverage, but increases its depth by adding fourteen new selections, doubling the coverage of women writers, and expanding a quarter of the original selections. The new edition also includes a substantive grammatical introduction by Alison Goddard Elliott. To help place the selections within their wider historical, social, and political contexts, Pucci has written extensive introductory essays for each of the new edition's five parts. Headnotes to individual selections have been recast as interpretive essays, and the original bibliographic paragraphs have been expanded. Reprinted from the best modern editions, the selections have been extensively glossed with grammatical notes geared toward students of classical Latin who may be reading medieval Latin for the first time. Includes thirty-two full-page plates (with accompanying captions) depicting medieval manuscript and book production.

This is China

This is China
Author: Haiwang Yuan
Publsiher: Berkshire Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1933782765
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is China Book Excerpt:

This Is China contains, in brief, everything we need to know about 5,000 years of history, 30 years of "opening," and a future that promises to shape the 21st century for all of us. Drawn from the vast resources of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, this concise 120-page book is recommended for classroom use, curriculum development, and student review.

The Words

The Words
Author: Said Nursi
Publsiher: Tughra Books
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781932099164
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Words Book Excerpt:

This commentary focuses on how to save and strengthen one's religious beliefs when confronted with the current prevailing philosophy of materialism.

Beyond Obsolete

Beyond Obsolete
Author: Chris Edwards
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN: 1475844778
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Obsolete Book Excerpt:

This book connects a new history and philosophy of science with the history of education.

Imam Ibn al Qayyim on Factors that Assist in Distancing from Sins

Imam Ibn al Qayyim on Factors that Assist in Distancing from Sins
Author: Masroor Faraz
Publsiher: Masroor Faraz
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2022-10-28
ISBN: 6030421581
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imam Ibn al Qayyim on Factors that Assist in Distancing from Sins Book Excerpt:

The theme of this book is to highlight the twenty insightful and powerful factors that, in one way, strengthen one’s religion and faith and, in another way, weaken one’s resolve to perpetrate sins. The reader should not be misled by the harms and ill consequences of sins in this world and the Hereafter, with ‘factors that assist in distancing from sins’; the former deals with the aftermath of sins, to which Ibn al-Qayyim dedicated the whole book entitled ‘Al-Da’a wa al-Dawa’, wherein he aptly deals with the subject, while the latter deals with the factors that assist in distancing from sins prior to committing them.

ABCs for Christian Growth Laying the Foundation

ABCs for Christian Growth   Laying the Foundation
Author: Hampton J. Keathley, III
Publsiher: Biblical Studies Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780737500134
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ABCs for Christian Growth Laying the Foundation Book Excerpt:

Part One: The Assured Life * Preface * General Introduction: Why We All Need the ABCs * Introduction to the Truth of Assurance * Lesson 1: Assurance Regarding the Gospel * Lesson 2: Assurance of Salvation * Lesson 3: Assurance of Eternal Security * Lesson 4: Assurance of God?s Daily Provision * Lesson 5: Assurance of God?s Provision for Sin * Lesson 6: Assurance of God?s Guidance * Lesson 7: Assurance of Eternal RewardsPart Two: The Transformed Life * Preface * Lesson 1: Truths That Transform * Lesson 2: The Faith-Rest Life * Lesson 3: The Christ-Centered Life * Lesson 4: The Spirit-Filled Life (Part 1) * Lesson 5: The Spirit-Filled Life (Part 2) * Lesson 6: The Word-Filled Life * Lesson 7: The Prayer-Filled Life (Part 1) * Lesson 8: The Prayer-Filled Life (Part 2) * Lesson 9: The Devotional LifePart Three: The Multiplied Life * Preface * Lesson 1: The Stewardship of Time * Lesson 2: The Stewardship of Talents * Lesson 3: The Stewardship of God?s Truth * Lesson 4: The Stewardship of God?s Truth Through Evangelism (Part 1) * Lesson 5: The Stewardship of God?s Truth Through Evangelism (Part 2) * Lesson 6: The Stewardship of God?s Truth Through Evangelism (Part 3) * Lesson 7: The Stewardship of God?s Truth Through Evangelism (Part 4) * Lesson 8: The Stewardship of God?s Truth Through Discipleship * Lesson 9: The Stewardship of TreasuresAppendices * Appendix 1: Thoughts on Ezekiel 2:8; 3:1-3, 14 * Appendix 2: Exposition of Isaiah 55:1-3 * Appendix 3: Preparing to Truly Hear God?s Word * Appendix 4: The Believer and Daily Cleansing (John 13:1-17) * Appendix 5: An Overview of the Forgiveness of Believers * Appendix 6: Key Verses on the ?Daily? Emphasis of Scripture * Appendix 7: Seven Subtle Snares of Worldliness * Appendix 8: Soul Nourishment First by George Muller * Appendix 9: The Middle Voice of 1 Corinthians 13:8

Astrological Calculations Explain the Obscurity of the Crescent

Astrological Calculations Explain the Obscurity of the Crescent
Author: Allama Dr. Sāni Ṣāliḥ Muṣṯapha
Publsiher: Paragon Publishing
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2018-03-12
ISBN: 1782225765
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrological Calculations Explain the Obscurity of the Crescent Book Excerpt:

Muslims should humble themselves and ask Allah for His Pardon Forgiveness so that He opens their hearts to understand the Sunnah practice and propagate it. The Promise of Allah that the Muslim Umma will never unite under falsehood is only possible through learning the Sunnah. Therefore the Promise is not without a stake tag and price. Allah Pardons (Tāba) Forgives (gafara hides and buries) all the wrong perpetrated before one dies except innovation. This is by turning to the wrong doer (‘Taba’), cleansing him of all dirt. Innovation or conformity is observing the Sunnah/acts of worship not according to the manner and way practiced by the Holy Apostle.. After one is buried the door for repentance forgiveness is closed. Allah warns in the Holy Qur’ān 35:37, “Did We not give you lives long enough, so that whoever would receive admonition could receive it? And the warner came to you. So taste you.” This book is an invitation to the seekers of Allah’s Pardon Forgiveness through learning the Sunnah and putting that in practice.

Teaching Big History

Teaching Big History
Author: Richard B. Simon
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-12-23
ISBN: 0520959388
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Big History Book Excerpt:

Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big History is a powerful analytic and pedagogical resource, and serves as a comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, as well for sharing ideas about the subject and planning a curriculum around it. Readers are also given helpful advice about the administrative and organizational challenges of instituting a general education program constructed around Big History. The book includes teaching materials, examples, and detailed sample exercises. This book is also an engaging first-hand account of how a group of professors built an entire Big History general education curriculum for first-year students, demonstrating how this thoughtful integration of disciplines exemplifies liberal education at its best and illustrating how teaching and learning this incredible story can be transformative for professors and students alike.