"One of that decide upon team of fellows of technological know-how who even have excessive literary gifts."—Wall highway Journal
"...these meditations supply the simplest appreciation of the journey and sweetness of the medical quest, and they're going to encourage the younger to hitch the nice unfinished work."—Science
"This is one other choice of the beautiful and haunting essays by way of Loren Eiseley, the naturalist author who has given us such a lot of pleasant moments along with his books....If there's a scientist anyplace writing extra poetic prose, and making extra feel with it, i have never encountered him....Eiseley seeks to set up Bacon's amazing imaginative and prescient of the longer term and take away from him the onus of getting been the founding father of modern day materialism and technocracy....a stimulating creation and perception to Francis Bacon."—Charles D. Aring, M.D., data of inner Medicine
Before T. H. Huxley ("Darwin's Bulldog"), sooner than Richard Dawkins, sooner than Loren Eiseley himself, there has been Francis Bacon. probably the Elizabethan era's maximum highbrow determine subsequent to Shakespeare, Bacon codified the clinical process and set the level for Isaac Newton's revolution. A sufferer of his personal luck, Bacon has been attacked as an recommend of contemporary materialism, and his extraordinary fall from political grace in his personal time has tarnished the popularity of his highbrow paintings. In those penetrating essays Loren Eiseley, famous anthropologist and historian of technology, has sought to do justice to Bacon's actual imaginative and prescient of the way forward for humanity. Dr. Eiseley surveys no longer Bacon alone—for Bacon right here stands as a symbol—but additionally that unusual complicated of multifarious, contradictory, and inventive worlds that's the human brain itself.
(Also released as "Francis Bacon and the trendy trouble" and, in a transformed layout, "The guy who observed via Time".)
By Bob Woodward,Scott Armstrong
Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to provide us an extraordinary view of the executive and affiliate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making judgements that impact each significant quarter of yank life.
By Rafe Bartholomew
In Pacific Rims, Rafe Bartholemew, journalist, New Yorker, and veteran baller, ventures during the Philippines to enquire the country's love of basketball.
From highway corners the place diehards model hoops out of outdated vehicle components to the pro league the place politicians make the most crew loyalties to win elections, Pacific Rims will get the story-and will get within the game.
By Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Following within the footsteps of his past works, this number of essays from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin brings better readability to the beautiful strength of human power whether it is thoroughly channeled, as he describes, “upward and outward.”
whereas power wrongly directed seems to be as melancholy, drug habit, and violence, this mythical scholar—a priest who earned a doctorate in geology and studied the sciences extensively—promises that religious power channeled adequately turns into a real strength within the universe, a ways outdistancing the potential for technological advance.
“Like different nice visionary poets—Blake, Hopkins, Yeats—Teilhard engages the reader either intellectually and sensually.” —The Washington submit booklet World
The successor to Finding Out quick (SAGE, 1998) it displays the adjustments in improvement administration theories and perform over the past seven years, and contains new fabric and suggestion on serious use of the net as a source and learn device. it truly is crucial studying for improvement managers in NGOs and public quarter businesses in addition to scholars of improvement administration and improvement reviews extra generally.
By Carole Widmaier
Que valent les formes de pensée traditionnelles face à l'apparition des régimes totalitaires ? l. a. démocratie a-t-elle présenté des lacunes favorisant l'émergence en son sein de tels régimes? Que devient l'idéal de progrès, de bonheur et de liberté des citoyens ? Leo Strauss et Hannah Arendt ont tous deux affronté ce dilemme et posé los angeles query de los angeles portée de los angeles philosophie politique. C'est leur démarche, strictement parallèle mais radicalement opposée, que Carole Widmaier confronte dans une étude stimulante : du constat de l. a. crise à leur parcours dans l'histoire de los angeles pensée et à leur rapport respectif à los angeles culture et à l. a. modernité. Tandis que Strauss invite à réhabiliter l'idée classique d'une nature humaine, Arendt montre los angeles nécessité d'abandonner cette idée pour approcher l'existence humaine et ses différentes modalités. D'une half los angeles défense d'un mode de vie philosophique retiré, l. a. recherche de l. a. vérité, de l'autre le " souci du monde " et l'attention à l'événement. Une réflexion salutaire pour affronter les maux de l. a. modernité et s'ouvrir au changement politique.
By Henry McLeish
As the Scotland voters wakes up within the day after the referendum, every thing has replaced and not anything has replaced. Scottish and united kingdom politics is damaged, it desperately wishes mounted. the way forward for Scotland can be centre level, yet so will our democracy and the way forward for a Union in decline.
Our politics once more must encourage, enthuse, teach and be proper to the desires and aspirations of the general public and reconnect with the values that underpin our society. There are pressing concerns that we have to care for now – an important of which being rampant inequality. we need to circulate clear of the senseless tribalism and partisanship that too frequently dominates a lot of what passes as political debate.
Over the previous yr it has develop into transparent that despite their stance at the referendum debate, the Scottish everyone is united on one entrance, the craving for swap for the betterment in their country, their associations and their politics. For McLeish, the referendum debate is simply the start. it's a symptom of the necessity for a extra primary shift within the approach we have interaction with politics within the united kingdom and Scotland today.
Former First Minister of Scotland, Henry McLeish is definitely put to diagnose the drawback on the middle of Scotland and united kingdom politics. In Rethinking Our Politics McLeish seems severely on the stipulations that have created an more and more divided and alienated public and cast Scotland’s craving for radical swap. He rails opposed to the stagnation of the union and makes a rousing and persuasive case for a whole overhaul of our political pondering, tough that rather than making judgements at the foundation of worry and lack of confidence, we rediscover the founding ethical function of government.
This is a needs to learn should you care concerning the way forward for our nation.
By Jacky Colliss Harvey
By Pepper Schwartz
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Pepper Schwartz is notable. She explains to us the probabilities for relationships that stay for therefore many a myth. This ebook is a need for an individual who desires to know how partnerships paintings yet extra importantly desires to relatively love."
-- Wendy Wasserstein, Playwright: writer of Isn't It Romantic?, The Heidi Chronicles, and The Sisters Rosensweig