The Battle for the Mind

The Battle for the Mind
Author: Bishop Noel Jones
Publsiher: Destiny Image Publishers
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 0768499909
ISBN 13: 9780768499902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle for the Mind Book Review:

The dichotomy of this book juxtaposes success and failure while solidifying the truth that walking with God is not conflict free because the essential nature of man is a unity of two (dichotomy) distinct realities, one physical (body) and spiritual (soul, spirit, mind). When the question is asked, What is the mind? The authors present a logical case for linking the paradigms of the mind from theology (truth) to philosophy (the search for truth) to provide a deeper understanding of two opposing forces that cause the battle between the desires of the flesh and the will of the spirit

Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap
Author: Leanne Brown
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0761184171
ISBN 13: 9780761184171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good and Cheap Book Review:

By showing that kitchen skill, and not budget, is the key to great food, Good and Cheap will help you eat well—really well—on the strictest of budgets. Created for people who have to watch every dollar—but particularly those living on the U.S. food stamp allotment of $4.00 a day—Good and Cheap is a cookbook filled with delicious, healthful recipes backed by ideas that will make everyone who uses it a better cook. From Spicy Pulled Pork to Barley Risotto with Peas, and from Chorizo and White Bean Ragù to Vegetable Jambalaya, the more than 100 recipes maximize every ingredient and teach economical cooking methods. There are recipes for breakfasts, soups and salads, lunches, snacks, big batch meals—and even desserts, like crispy, gooey Caramelized Bananas. Plus there are tips on shopping smartly and the minimal equipment needed to cook successfully. And when you buy one, we give one! With every copy of Good and Cheap purchased, the publisher will donate a free copy to a person or family in need. Donated books will be distributed through food charities, nonprofits, and other organizations. You can feel proud that your purchase of this book supports the people who need it most, giving them the tools to make healthy and delicious food. An IACP Cookbook Awards Winner.

Fire in the Minds of Men

Fire in the Minds of Men
Author: James H. Billington
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 677
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 0765804719
ISBN 13: 9780765804716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire in the Minds of Men Book Review:

This book traces the origins of a faith--perhaps the faith of the century. Modern revolutionaries are believers, no less committed and intense than were Christians or Muslims of an earlier era. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from forcible overthrow of traditional authority. This inherently implausible idea energized Europe in the nineteenth century, and became the most pronounced ideological export of the West to the rest of the world in the twentieth century. Billington is interested in revolutionaries--the innovative creators of a new tradition. His historical frame extends from the waning of the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the beginnings of the Russian Revolution in the early twentieth century. The theater was Europe of the industrial era; the main stage was the journalistic offices within great cities such as Paris, Berlin, London, and St. Petersburg. Billington claims with considerable evidence that revolutionary ideologies were shaped as much by the occultism and proto-romanticism of Germany as the critical rationalism of the French Enlightenment. The conversion of social theory to political practice was essentially the work of three Russian revolutions: in 1905, March 1917, and November 1917. Events in the outer rim of the European world brought discussions about revolution out of the school rooms and press rooms of Paris and Berlin into the halls of power. Despite his hard realism about the adverse practical consequences of revolutionary dogma, Billington appreciates the identity of its best sponsors, people who preached social justice transcending traditional national, ethnic, and gender boundaries. When this book originally appeared The New Republic hailed it as "remarkable, learned and lively," while The New Yorker noted that Billington "pays great attention to the lives and emotions of individuals and this makes his book absorbing." It is an invaluable work of history and contribution to our understanding of political life.

God s Gonna Make You Laugh

God s Gonna Make You Laugh
Author: Noel Jones
Publsiher: Destiny Image Publishers
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 0768495679
ISBN 13: 9780768495676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Gonna Make You Laugh Book Review:

Everyone can relate to walking through very dark periods in life which seem will never end. Noel Jones is not speaking from a vantage point of one who has never suffered so his words of encouragement and promise carry weight and hope. Sorrow and adversity come, but they do not stay. This book conveys the message that suffering and endurance are preparations for the reward that will come to the one who holds on to and trusts in the faithfulness of God. That one will experience the laughter of triumph. Joy comes in the morning to those who endure.

National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life

National Identity  Popular Culture and Everyday Life
Author: Tim Edensor
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN 10: 100018367X
ISBN 13: 9781000183672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life Book Review:

The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between ‘high' and ‘low' culture.

They Say I Say

They Say   I Say
Author: Gerald Graff,Cathy Birkenstein
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 9780393538700
ISBN 13: 0393538702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

They Say I Say Book Review:

The little book that demystifies academic writing, reading, and research.

Artificial Intelligence and Games

Artificial Intelligence and Games
Author: Georgios N. Yannakakis,Julian Togelius
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-02-17
ISBN 10: 3319635190
ISBN 13: 9783319635194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Intelligence and Games Book Review:

This is the first textbook dedicated to explaining how artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be used in and for games. After introductory chapters that explain the background and key techniques in AI and games, the authors explain how to use AI to play games, to generate content for games and to model players. The book will be suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in games, artificial intelligence, design, human-computer interaction, and computational intelligence, and also for self-study by industrial game developers and practitioners. The authors have developed a website (http://www.gameaibook.org) that complements the material covered in the book with up-to-date exercises, lecture slides and reading.

How the Irish Became White

How the Irish Became White
Author: Noel Ignatiev
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1135070695
ISBN 13: 9781135070694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Irish Became White Book Review:

'...from time to time a study comes along that truly can be called ‘path breaking,’ ‘seminal,’ ‘essential,’ a ‘must read.’ How the Irish Became White is such a study.' John Bracey, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachussetts, Amherst The Irish came to America in the eighteenth century, fleeing a homeland under foreign occupation and a caste system that regarded them as the lowest form of humanity. In the new country – a land of opportunity – they found a very different form of social hierarchy, one that was based on the color of a person’s skin. Noel Ignatiev’s 1995 book – the first published work of one of America’s leading and most controversial historians – tells the story of how the oppressed became the oppressors; how the new Irish immigrants achieved acceptance among an initially hostile population only by proving that they could be more brutal in their oppression of African Americans than the nativists. This is the story of How the Irish Became White.

The Center Cannot Hold

The Center Cannot Hold
Author: Elyn R. Saks
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN 10: 1401389546
ISBN 13: 9781401389543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Center Cannot Hold Book Review:

A much-praised memoir of living and surviving mental illness as well as "a stereotype-shattering look at a tenacious woman whose brain is her best friend and her worst enemy" (Time). Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry, and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself (and to harm others), as well as the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional. This beautifully written memoir is destined to become a classic in its genre.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Folk Devils and Moral Panics
Author: Stanley Cohen
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780415267120
ISBN 13: 0415267129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folk Devils and Moral Panics Book Review:

P. 145.

Intercourse

Intercourse
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2009-09-17
ISBN 10: 145872378X
ISBN 13: 9781458723789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercourse Book Review:

Intercourse is a book that moves through the sexed world of dominance and submission. It moves in descending circles, not in a straight line, and as in a vortex each spiral goes down deeper. Its formal model is Dante's Inferno; its lyrical debt is to Rimbaud; the equality it envisions is rooted in the dreams of women, silent generations, pioneer voices, lone rebels, and masses who agitated, demanded, cried out, broke laws, and even begged. The begging was a substitute for retaliatory violence: doing bodily harm back to those who use or injure you. I want women to be done with begging. The public censure of women as if we are rabid because we speak without apology about the world in which we live is a strategy of threat that usually works. Men often react to women's words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women's words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper. Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men - control, violence, insult, contempt - that no threat seems empty. Intercourse does not say, forgive me and love me. It does not say, I forgive you, I love you. For a woman writer to thrive (or, arguably, to survive) in these current hard times, forgiveness and love must be subtext. No. I say no. Intercourse is search and assertion, passion and fury; and its form - no less than its content - deserves critical scrutiny and respect.---- PREFACE

Compelling People

Compelling People
Author: John Neffinger,Matthew Kohut
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1101623616
ISBN 13: 9781101623619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Compelling People Book Review:

Required reading at Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. Everyone wants to be more appealing and effective, but few believe we can manage the personal magnetism of a Bill Clinton or an Oprah Winfrey. John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut trace the path to influence through a balance of strength (the root of respect) and warmth (the root of affection). Each seems simple, but only a few of us figure out the tricky task of projecting both at once. Drawing on cutting-edge social science research as well as their own work with Fortune 500 executives, members of Congress, TED speakers, and Nobel Prize winners, Neffinger and Kohut reveal how we size each other up—and how we can learn to win the admiration, respect, and affection we desire.

Brothers We Are Not Professionals

Brothers  We Are Not Professionals
Author: John Piper
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1433678829
ISBN 13: 9781433678820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brothers We Are Not Professionals Book Review:

John Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry.

Unclaimed Experience

Unclaimed Experience
Author: Cathy Caruth
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 1421421666
ISBN 13: 9781421421667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unclaimed Experience Book Review:

Her afterword serves as a decisive intervention in the ongoing discussions in and about the field.

The Emergence of Finnish Book and Reading Culture in the 1700s

The Emergence of Finnish Book and Reading Culture in the 1700s
Author: Cecilia af Forselles,Tuija Laine
Publsiher: BoD - Books on Demand
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 9522222410
ISBN 13: 9789522222411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emergence of Finnish Book and Reading Culture in the 1700s Book Review:

Book culture has emerged as an extremely dynamic and border-crossing field of research, internationally and in Finland. The editors and most of the writers of this book were members of the organizing and program committees of the 18th Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), Book Culture from Below, that took place in Helsinki in 2010. This book provides, for the first time in English, an overview of an important epoch in Finnish book and reading history. Besides depicting book culture at the periphery of Europe, it contributes to our understanding of the power of the urbanized European literary world of the 1700s. The new reading culture that emerged in Finland during the 1700s affected readers and all levels of society in many ways. Along with other trends, the arrival of translated fiction and Enlightenment literature from Europe opened and irrevocably altered the Finns' world view. The change was especially pronounced in cities. Scholars, merchants, craftspersons, as well as military officers stationed at Helsinki's offshore Sveaborg fortress, acquired world literature and guides intended for professionals at, for example, book auctions. In this book, researchers from different fields examine the significance and influence of that era's books from cultural, historical, ideological, and social perspectives. What kinds of books did the citizens of Helsinki really buy, loan, and read during the 1700s? What topics and ideas introduced by the new literature were discussed in salons and reading circles? Who were the books' large-scale consumers? Who were the literary opinion leaders of their times? Why did people read? Did the books change their readers' lives?

Factfulness

Factfulness
Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 125012381X
ISBN 13: 9781250123817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Factfulness Book Review:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Killing Hope

Killing Hope
Author: William Blum
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 9781783601776
ISBN 13: 1783601779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Hope Book Review:

In Killing Hope, William Blum, author of the bestselling Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, provides a devastating and comprehensive account of America's covert and overt military actions in the world, all the way from China in the 1940s to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and - in this updated edition - beyond. Is the United States, as it likes to claim, a global force for democracy? Killing Hope shows the answer to this question to be a resounding 'no'.

The Ecology and Semiotics of Language Learning

The Ecology and Semiotics of Language Learning
Author: Leo van Lier
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2006-04-18
ISBN 10: 1402079125
ISBN 13: 9781402079122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology and Semiotics of Language Learning Book Review:

In this book I try to give a coherent and consistent overview of what an ecological approach to language learning might look like. This is not a fully fledged grand theory that aims to provide an explanation of everything, but an attempt to provide a rationale for taking an ecological world view and applying it to language education, which I regard as one of the most important of all human activities. Goethe once said that everything has been thought of before, but that the difficulty is to think of it again. The same certainly is true of the present effort. If it has any innovative ideas to offer, these lie in a novel combination of thoughts and ideas that have been around for a long, long time. The reader will encounter influences that range from Spinoza to Bakhtin and from Vygotsky to Halliday. The scope of the work is intentionally broad, covering all major themes that are part of the language learning process and the language teaching profession. These themes include language, perception and action, self, learning, critical pedagogy and research. At the same time I have attempted to look at both the macro and the micro sides of the ecological coin, and address issues from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. This, then, aims to be a book that can be read by practitioners and theoreticians alike, and the main idea is that it should be readable and challenging at the same time.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 0593132815
ISBN 13: 9780593132814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

The End of Books or Books Without End

The End of Books  or Books Without End
Author: J. Yellowlees Douglas
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780472088461
ISBN 13: 0472088467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Books or Books Without End Book Review:

An exploration of the possibilities of hypertext fiction as art form and entertainment