Brave New World Revisited

Brave New World Revisited
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0062368249
ISBN 13: 9780062368249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brave New World Revisited Book Review:

When the novel Brave New World first appeared in 1932, its shocking analysis of a scientific dictatorship seemed a projection into the remote future. Here, in one of the most important and fascinating books of his career, Aldous Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy. He scrutinizes threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them. Brave New World Revisited is a trenchant plea that humankind should educate itself for freedom before it is too late.

Age of Discovery

Age of Discovery
Author: Ian Goldin,Chris Kutarna
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 1250085101
ISBN 13: 9781250085108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Discovery Book Review:

The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others—and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That’s why, in a moment when everyone ought to be celebrating giant global gains, many of us are righteously angry at being left out and stressed about where we’re headed. To make sense of present shocks, we need to step back and recognize: we’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, likewise redrew all maps of the world, democratized communication and sparked a flourishing of creative achievement. But their world also grappled with the same dark side of rapid change: social division, political extremism, insecurity, pandemics and other unintended consequences of discovery. Now is the second Renaissance. We can still flourish—if we learn from the first.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author: Neil Postman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780143036531
ISBN 13: 014303653X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Review:

Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.

Aldous Huxley s Brave New World Major Themes and what has become reality today

Aldous Huxley s  Brave New World    Major Themes and what has become reality today
Author: Florian Schumacher
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2006-08-11
ISBN 10: 3638533298
ISBN 13: 9783638533294
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aldous Huxley s Brave New World Major Themes and what has become reality today Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: none, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (English Department), course: Literary Utopias and Dystopias, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper is about the major themes of Huxley ́s novel "Brave New World" and about how much of these themes have (in part) become reality today. The paper takes a closer look on genetic engineering, the misuse of psychological conditioning, promiscuity to achieve happiness and the destruction of the institution "family" and examines each theme ́s relevance for our society today.

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Amusing Ourselves to Death
Author: Neil Postman
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000012455942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amusing Ourselves to Death Book Review:

Examines the effects of television culture on how we conduct our public affairs and how "entertainment values" corrupt the way we think.

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: London, Paul
Total Pages: 350
Release: 1884
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B45460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Book Review:

Sophie s World

Sophie s World
Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 1466804270
ISBN 13: 9781466804272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sophie s World Book Review:

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

The Space Merchants

The Space Merchants
Author: Frederik Pohl,Cyril M. Kornbluth
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 169
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780312906559
ISBN 13: 0312906552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Space Merchants Book Review:

Mitchell Courtenay, an advertising copywriter of the future is assigned to sway public support for the American colonization of Venus

Gender Outlaw

Gender Outlaw
Author: Kate Bornstein
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1136603735
ISBN 13: 9781136603730
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Outlaw Book Review:

Gender Outlaw is the work of a woman who has been through some changes--a former heterosexual male, a one-time Scientologist and IBM salesperson, now a lesbian woman writer and actress who makes regular rounds on the TV (so to speak) talk shows. In her book, Bornstein covers the "mechanics" of her surgery, everything you've always wanted to know about gender (but were too confused to ask) addresses the place and politics of the transgendered and intterogates the questions of those who give the subject little thought, creating questions of her own.

Speculative Everything

Speculative Everything
Author: Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-12-06
ISBN 10: 0262019841
ISBN 13: 9780262019842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speculative Everything Book Review:

Beyond radical design? -- A map of unreality -- Design as critique -- Consuming monsters: big, perfect, infectious -- A methodological playground: fictional worlds and thought experiments -- Physical fictions: invitations to make believe -- Aesthetics of unreality -- Between reality and the impossible -- Speculative everything. Inhalt: Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy and consumable. In this book the concept is proposed, that design is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. Design means speculating about how things could be - to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have been proven wrong again and again. The "what-if" questions that are intended to open debate and discussions about the kind of future people want (and do not want).

The End of the World

The End of the World
Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1906924503
ISBN 13: 9781906924508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of the World Book Review:

Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Lisboa also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture's most fascinating and enduring preoccupations.

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1620971941
ISBN 13: 9781620971949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Jim Crow Book Review:

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Eduction‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—“one of the most influential books of the past 20 years,” according to the Chronicle of Higher Education—with a new preface by the author “It is in no small part thanks to Alexander’s account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.” —Adam Shatz, London Review of Books Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is “undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.” Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.

Sprint

Sprint
Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 150112174X
ISBN 13: 9781501121746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sprint Book Review:

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage
Author: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 9780060806989
ISBN 13: 0060806982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profiles in Courage Book Review:

"This is a book about the most admirable of human virtues--courage. 'Grace under pressure,' Ernest Hemingway defined it. And these are the stories of the pressures experienced by eight United States Senators and the grace with which they endured them." -- John F. Kennedy During 1954-55, John F. Kennedy, then a U.S. Senator, chose eight of his historical coleagues to profile for their acts of astounding integrity in the face of overwhelming opposition. These heroes include John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benson, and Robert A. Taft. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1956, Profiles in Courage resounds with timeless lessons on themost cherished of virtues and is a powerful reminder of the strength of the human spirit. It is, as Robert Kennedy states in the foreword, "not just stories of the past but a book of hope and confidence for the future. What happens to the country, to the world, depends on what we do with what others have left us.

War with the Newts

War with the Newts
Author: Karel Capek
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 1473208041
ISBN 13: 9781473208049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War with the Newts Book Review:

One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns to exploit them so successfully that the newts gain skills and arms enough to challenge man's place at the top of the animal kingdom. Along the way, Karel Capek satirizes science, runaway capitalism, fascism, journalism, militarism, even Hollywood.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Braiding Sweetgrass
Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publsiher: Milkweed Editions
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-09-16
ISBN 10: 1571318712
ISBN 13: 9781571318718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Review:

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

The Acolyte

The Acolyte
Author: Nick Cutter
Publsiher: ChiZine
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 1771483296
ISBN 13: 9781771483292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Acolyte Book Review:

Jonah Murtag is an Acolyte on the New Bethlehem police force. His job: eradicate all heretical religious faiths, their practitioners, and artefacts. Murtag’s got problems—one of his partners is a zealot, and he’s in love with the other one. Trouble at work, trouble at home. Murtag realizes that you can rob a citizenry of almost anything, but you can’t take away its faith. When a string of bombings paralyzes the city, religious fanatics are initially suspected, but startling clues point to a far more ominous perpetrator. If Murtag doesn’t get things sorted out, the Divine Council will dispatch The Quints, aka: Heaven’s Own Bagmen. The clock is ticking towards doomsday for the Chosen of New Bethlehem. And Jonah Murtag’s got another problem. The biggest and most worrisome . . . Jonah isn’t a believer anymore.

Inventing the Future

Inventing the Future
Author: Nick Srnicek,Alex Williams
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 1784780987
ISBN 13: 9781784780982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing the Future Book Review:

A major new manifesto for the end of capitalism Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite. Inventing the Future is a bold new manifesto for life after capitalism. Against the confused understanding of our high-tech world by both the right and the left, this book claims that the emancipatory and future-oriented possibilities of our society can be reclaimed. Instead of running from a complex future, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams demand a postcapitalist economy capable of advancing standards, liberating humanity from work and developing technologies that expand our freedoms. This new edition includes a new chapter where they respond to their various critics.

Let s Do Theology

Let s Do Theology
Author: Laurie Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-01-12
ISBN 10: 0826425518
ISBN 13: 9780826425515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let s Do Theology Book Review:

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Software Architecture in Practice

Software Architecture in Practice
Author: Len Bass,Paul Clements,Rick Kazman
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780321154958
ISBN 13: 0321154959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Architecture in Practice Book Review:

This is the eagerly-anticipated revision to one of the seminal books in the field of software architecture which clearly defines and explains the topic.