The Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 1101584874
ISBN 13: 9781101584873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Doubt Book Review:

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen...transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window The day after a storm floods Vigàta, Inspector Montalbano encounters a strange, bedraggled woman who expresses interest in a certain yacht scheduled to dock that afternoon. Not long after she's gone, the crew of the yacht reports having found a dinghy in the port, and within it, a disfigured corpse. Also at anchor is an eighty-five-foot luxury boat with a somewhat shady crew. Both boats will have to stay in Vigàta until the investigation is over—the unidentified man was poisoned, it seems. Based on the information—and misinformation—the mysterious woman shared with him, Montalbano begins to think the occupants of the yacht just might know a little more about the man's death than they're letting on.

The Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt
Author: Christopher Lane
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300168810
ISBN 13: 9780300168815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Doubt Book Review:

The Victorian era was the first great ";Age of Doubt"; and a critical moment in the history of Western ideas. Leading nineteenth-century intellectuals battled the Church and struggled to absorb radical scientific discoveries that upended everything the Bible had taught them about the world. In "The Age of Doubt," distinguished scholar Christopher Lane tells the fascinating story of a society under strain as virtually all aspects of life changed abruptly. In deft portraits of scientific, literary, and intellectual icons who challenged the prevailing religious orthodoxy, from Robert Chambers and Anne Bronte; to Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Lane demonstrates how they and other Victorians succeeded in turning doubt from a religious sin into an ethical necessity. The dramatic adjustment of Victorian society has echoes today as technology, science, and religion grapple with moral issues that seemed unimaginable even a decade ago. Yet the Victorians'; crisis of faith generated a far more searching engagement with religious belief than the ";new atheism"; that has evolved today. More profoundly than any generation before them, the Victorians came to view doubt as inseparable from belief, thought, and debate, as well as a much-needed antidote to fanaticism and unbridled certainty. By contrast, a look at today';s extremes-;from the biblical literalists behind the Creation Museum to the dogmatic rigidity of Richard Dawkins';s atheism-;highlights our modern-day inability to embrace doubt."

Sculpture in the Age of Doubt

Sculpture in the Age of Doubt
Author: Thomas McEvilley
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 439
Release: 1999-08
ISBN 10: 9781581150230
ISBN 13: 1581150237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sculpture in the Age of Doubt Book Review:

This work re-examines the course of 20th-century art through the oeuvres and theoretical positions of 25 major sculptors. The author explains how the shift from modernism to postmodernism created a new age, one in which doubt reigned supreme, and shows how sculptors have grappled with this doubt.

The Potter s Field

The Potter s Field
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-09-27
ISBN 10: 1101552611
ISBN 13: 9781101552612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Potter s Field Book Review:

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Witty and entertaining, the Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri-a master of the Italian detective story-have become favorites of mystery fans everywhere. In this latest installment, an unidentified corpse is found near Vigàta, a town known for its soil rich with potter's clay. Meanwhile, a woman reports the disappearance of her husband, a Colombian man with Sicilian origins who turns out to be related to a local mobster. Then Inspector Montalbano remembers the story from the Bible-Judas's betrayal, the act of remorse, and the money for the potter's field, where those of unknown or foreign origin are to be buried-and slowly, through myriad betrayals, finds his way to the solution to the crime.

Africa in Transformation

Africa in Transformation
Author: Carlos Lopes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN 10: 3030012913
ISBN 13: 9783030012915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa in Transformation Book Review:

“Lopes brings his rigour, insight, and experience to this timely new book, presenting a compelling rethink of traditional development models in Africa and the need to seize on transformational change to build a sustainable future for the continent." —Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General “Some readers will enjoy Lopes’ eclectic brilliance and breath-taking culture. Others will salute his ability to bring compelling new angles to every topic. Everyone will be impressed with his craftsmanship, his rich and multi-faceted approach to development, and his high ethical standards. It is impossible to read this jewel book and not feel smarter.” —Célestin Monga, African Development Bank’s Vice President and Chief Economist “Drawing on his distinguished academic career, policy experience at the highest level, and deep love of the continent, Lopes provides a visionary analysis of Africa's current problems and future prospects. This book provides a highly unusual combination of intellectualism and hard-nosed pragmatism. A singular achievement.” —Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, UK “Thorough, thought-provoking, and beyond rhetoric: definitely a must-read for anyone who wants to understand Africa’s present and future.” —Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister of Italy, Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, France Lopes delivers an overview of the critical development issues facing the African continent today. He offers readers a blueprint of policies to address issues, and an intense, heartfelt meditation on the meaning of economic development in the age of democratic doubts, identity crises, global fears and threatening issues of sustainability.

Death in Sicily

Death in Sicily
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 1101664835
ISBN 13: 9781101664834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death in Sicily Book Review:

Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series “You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window American readers were first introduced to Sicily’s inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food—has won the affection of crime fiction aficionados and Italophiles alike. With Andrea Camilleri’s last two mysteries appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s clear that interest in the series is at an all time high. Now, Death in Sicily features the Inspector’s first three adventures in one handy volume, offering new readers just the enticement they need to get started.

Beside Still Waters

Beside Still Waters
Author: Gregg Easterbrook
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1999-10-20
ISBN 10: 9780688172237
ISBN 13: 0688172237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beside Still Waters Book Review:

"Fascinating, elegant . . . [Easterbrook] invests the timeless question of life's meaning with distinctly contemporary pertinence."--George Will, Newsweek Yes, says Gregg Easterbrook in this provocative and probing new book. In the tradition of Jack Miles's God A Biography and the work of Karen Armstrong, Beside Still Waters ponders the question "Is there anything left to believe in?" Gregg Easterbrook persuasively argues that rationality and outright doubt are inevitable and indeed vital elements of spiritual faith. Other new and important ideas about spiritual thought include the challenging observation that the Bible never actually proclaims God omnipotent -- a concept, Easterbrook suggests, that arose through the sociology and politics of religion, nor Scripture. Bucking the current trend to undermine the Bible's historical value, he affirms that it is neither simple myth nor mere literature, but rather it records many genuine events that can be seen to chart a spiritual journey not only of man but also of God. A thought-provoking book for anyone who believes that true faith can and should accommodate sincere doubt, Beside Still Waters addresses some of the central spiritual issues of a profoundly skeptical age.

Best Laid Plans

Best Laid Plans
Author: Gwen Florio
Publsiher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-01-01
ISBN 10: 1448304369
ISBN 13: 9781448304363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Laid Plans Book Review:

In the first of a new mystery series, we meet Nora Best as she flees her old life, cheating husband and all, and takes to the road with an Airstream trailer. Nora Best is the envy of her friends. She's just turned fifty and has traded in her home with The Perfect-Ass Husband for an Airstream trailer and an adventure of a lifetime across the US. But during their leaving party, Nora finds her husband in a compromising position with a friend. Storming out of the party she jumps into her truck with no idea how to tow the Airstream or where she's going. Nora ends up in a campground in the mountains of Wyoming, drowning her sorrows with its managers, Brad and Miranda. When she is woken by a frantic Miranda after Brad has disappeared and bloodstains have been found around the campsite, Nora finds herself caught up in an adventure she could never have expected . . . facing a charge of murder.

George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles

George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles
Author: Timothy Larsen
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 0830874046
ISBN 13: 9780830874040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George MacDonald in the Age of Miracles Book Review:

In this Hansen Lectureship volume, Timothy Larsen considers the legacy of George MacDonald, the Victorian Scottish author and minister who is best known for his pioneering fantasy literature. Larsen explores how MacDonald sought to counteract skepticism, unbelief, naturalism, and materialism and to herald instead the reality of the miraculous, the supernatural, the wondrous, and the realm of the spirit.

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt
Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN 10: 1408828774
ISBN 13: 9781408828779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merchants of Doubt Book Review:

The U.S. scientific community has long led the world in research on such areas as public health, environmental science, and issues affecting quality of life. These scientists have produced landmark studies on the dangers of DDT, tobacco smoke, acid rain, and global warming. But at the same time, a small yet potent subset of this community leads the world in vehement denial of these dangers. Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. Remarkably, the same individuals surface repeatedly-some of the same figures who have claimed that the science of global warming is "not settled" denied the truth of studies linking smoking to lung cancer, coal smoke to acid rain, and CFCs to the ozone hole. "Doubt is our product," wrote one tobacco executive. These "experts" supplied it. Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, historians of science, roll back the rug on this dark corner of the American scientific community, showing how ideology and corporate interests, aided by a too-compliant media, have skewed public understanding of some of the most pressing issues of our era.

The Salmon of Doubt

The Salmon of Doubt
Author: Douglas Adams
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN 10: 1447227735
ISBN 13: 9781447227731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Salmon of Doubt Book Review:

The Salmon of Doubt is Douglas Adams's indispensable guide to life, the universe and everything. It includes short stories and eleven chapters of a Dirk Gently novel that Douglas Adams was working on at the time of his death, and features an introduction by Stephen Fry. This sublime collection dips into the wit and wisdom of the man behind The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, uncovering his unique comic musings on everything from his school-trousers to malt whisky and from the letter Y through to his own nose, via atheism, hangovers and fried eggs. These hilarious collected writings reveal the warmth, enthusiasm and ferocious intelligence behind this most English of comic writers; a man who was virtually an unofficial member of the Monty Python team. Douglas Adams on his passion for P. G. Wodehouse, The Beatles and the perfect cup of tea alone make this a must-have collection and a remarkable sign-off from one of the best loved writers of all time. Start from the beginning of the surreal Dirk Gently series with Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

Doubt in an Age of Faith

Doubt in an Age of Faith
Author: Sabina Flanagan
Publsiher: Brepols Pub
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9782503527482
ISBN 13: 2503527485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doubt in an Age of Faith Book Review:

Doubt in an Age of Faith presents the first systematic scholarly treatment of doubt and its cultural role in Latin Christendom during the long twelfth century (c. 1060-1220). Flanagan rejects the popular image of the credulous Middle Ages, showing the centrality of doubt to intellectual and religious discourses of the period. However this wide-ranging investigation is not confined to matters of faith or religious scepticism. Examining doubt as both a psychological and social phenomenon, Flanagan explores how medieval people experienced uncertainty, and the different ways in which they sought to resolve it. Both positive and negative aspects of doubt are discussed. Her proposal that the rejection of doubt as a tool of intellectual inquiry, coupled with the quest for ever-greater certainty contributed to the closing of minds that marked the thirteenth century, has obvious implications for our own times.

Unbelievers

Unbelievers
Author: Alec Ryrie
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN 10: 0674243277
ISBN 13: 9780674243279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbelievers Book Review:

Long before philosophers started making the case for atheism, powerful, affectively laden cultural currents were sowing doubt in Europe. Alec Ryrie looks to the history of the Reformation and argues that emotions—anger at priestly corruption and anxieties attending the erosion of time-honored certainties—were the handmaidens of atheism.

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 0698136284
ISBN 13: 9780698136281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasure Hunt Book Review:

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window A hail of bullets interrupts a period of dead calm. An elderly brother and sister open fire on the plaza below their apartment, punishing the people of Vigàta for their sins. News cameras capture Montalbano—gun in hand—as he scales the building to capture the ancient snipers. Inside he finds a nightmarish world of religious objects and a well-worn inflatable sex doll that will come back to haunt him. The Inspector is hailed as a hero after the televised adventure and calm returns. But Montalbano begins to receive cryptic messages in verse, challenging him to go on a "treasure hunt." Intrigued, he accepts, treating the messages as amusing riddles—until they take a dangerous turn.

Planted

Planted
Author: Patrick Q. Mason
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-12-28
ISBN 10: 9781629721811
ISBN 13: 1629721816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Age of Doubt

The Age of Doubt
Author: William Graebner
Publsiher: Waveland PressInc
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781577660361
ISBN 13: 1577660366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Doubt Book Review:

The author examines American culture from a variety of perspectives, encompassing art, architecture, film, literature, music, dance, popular culture, & political & scientific thought.

Whisper of Doubt

Whisper of Doubt
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 0373009445
ISBN 13: 9780373009442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Doubt A History

Doubt  A History
Author: Jennifer Hecht
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0062031392
ISBN 13: 9780062031396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doubt A History Book Review:

In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking. This is an account of the world's greatest ‘intellectual virtuosos,' who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers, from the ancient Greek philosophers, Jesus, and the Eastern religions, to modern secular equivalents Marx, Freud and Darwin—and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning, This remarkable book ranges from the early Greeks, Hebrew figures such as Job and Ecclesiastes, Eastern critical wisdom, Roman stoicism, Jesus as a man of doubt, Gnosticism and Christian mystics, medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian skeptics, secularism, the rise of science, modern and contemporary critical thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, the existentialists.

True and Reasonable

True and Reasonable
Author: Douglas Jacoby,Illumination Publishers International
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780974534275
ISBN 13: 0974534277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wings of the Sphinx

The Wings of the Sphinx
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-12-29
ISBN 10: 0143116606
ISBN 13: 9780143116608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wings of the Sphinx Book Review:

“You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks and—acutely aware of his age—he is beginning to grow weary of the endless violence he encounters. Then a young woman is found dead, her face half shot off and only a tattoo of a sphinx moth giving any hint of her identity. The tattoo links her to three similarly marked girls-all victims of the underworld sex trade-who have been rescued from the Mafia night-club circuit by a prominent Catholic charity. The problem is, Montalbano's inquiries elicit an outcry from the Church and the three other girls are all missing.