Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Book of the Navajo

Author: Raymond Friday Locke

Publisher: Holloway House Publishing

ISBN: 9780876875001

Category: History

Page: 496

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The Coming of the Book

The Impact of Printing 1450-1800

Author: Lucien Febvre,Henri-Jean Martin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841082

Category: History

Page: 378

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Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.
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The Book

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

Author: Alan W. Watts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307807878

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
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The Book in the Islamic World

The Written Word and Communication in the Middle East

Author: George Nicholas Atiyeh

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791424735

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 305

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This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in the Islamic world.
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The Book

Author: Tyndale House Publishers

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9780842332842

Category: Bibles

Page: 1440

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A plain text Bible in the New Living Translation with book introductions and a list of great chapters and stories in the Bible as well as a compilation of verses on key topics.
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The Land and the Book

Author: William McClure Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 718

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The Book

The Life Story of a Technology

Author: Nicole Howard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330285

Category: History

Page: 171

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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.
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The Book

A Global History

Author: Michael F. Suarez, S.J.,H. R. Woudhuysen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019967941X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 748

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"This volume seeks to delineate the history of the production, dissemination, and reception of texts from the earliest pictograms of the mid-4th millennium to recent developments in electronic books."--P. xi.
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Die Illusion des Ich

on the taboo against knowing who you are

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442217175

Category:

Page: 223

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The Book

Playing the Percentages in Baseball

Author: Tom M. Tango,Mitchel G. Lichtman,Andrew E. Dolphin

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597971294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 385

View: 8842

Written by three esteemed baseball statisticians, The Bookcontinues where the legendary Bill James’s Baseball Abstractsand Palmer and Thorn’s The Hidden Game of Baseballleft off more than twenty years ago. Continuing in the grand tradition of sabermetrics, the authors provide a revolutionary way to think about baseball with principles that can be applied at every level, from high school to the major leagues. Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, and Andrew Dolphin cover topics such as batting and pitching matchups, platooning, the benefits and risks of intentional walks and sacrifices, the legitimacy of alleged clutch hitters, and many of baseball’s other theories on hitting, fielding, pitching, and even baserunning. They analyze when a strategy is a good idea and when it’s a bad idea, and how to more closely watch the inside game of baseball. Whenever you hear an announcer talk about the unwritten rule or say that so-and-so is going by the book in bringing in a situational substitute, The Bookreviews the facts and determines what the real case is. If you want to know what the folks in baseball should be doing, find out in The Book.
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The Book of Memory

A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

Author: Mary Carruthers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521888204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 519

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A fully revised and updated edition of this influential work of scholarship.
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The Book of Awesome

Author: Neil Pasricha

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101186916

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Based on the award-winning 10-million-plus-hit blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of Awesome is an international bestselling high five for humanity and a big celebration of life’s little moments. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the things that make us smile. With a 24/7 news cycle reporting that the polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes are swirling in the seas, wars are heating up around the world, and the job market is in a deep freeze, it’s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us, like: • Popping Bubble Wrap • Wearing underwear just out of the dryer • Fixing electronics by smacking them • Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding • Watching The Price Is Right when you’re home sick • Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row • Waking up and realizing it’s Saturday The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award-winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you’ll remember all the things there are to feel good about. A New York Times Bestseller • USA Today Bestseller • Globe and Mail Bestseller • Toronto Star Bestseller • Vancouver Sun Bestseller • Macleans Bestseller • Winner of the Forest of Reading Award
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Shakespeare and the Book

Author: David Scott Kastan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786515

Category: Drama

Page: 167

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An account of Shakespeare's plays as they were transformed from scripts into books.
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The Book of Why

The New Science of Cause and Effect

Author: Judea Pearl,Dana Mackenzie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465097618

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.
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The Book of the Play

Playwrights, Stationers, and Readers in Early Modern England

Author: Marta Straznicky

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495333

Category: Drama

Page: 237

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This collection of essays examines early modern drama in the context of book history, and focuses on the readership of plays that opens different perspectives on the relationship between the cultures of print and performance.
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The Future of the Book

Author: Geoffrey Nunberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520204515

Category: Computers

Page: 306

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The death of the book has been duly announced, and with it the end of brick-and-mortar libraries, traditional publishers, linear narrative, authorship, and disciplinarity, along with the emergence of a more equitable discursive order. These essays suggest that it won't be that simple. While the contributors to this volume are enthusiastic about the possibilities created by digital technologies, they also see the new meida raising serious critical issues that force us to reexamine basic notions about rhetoric, reading, and the nature of discourse itself.
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The Book of Salt

A Novel

Author: Monique Truong

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547524993

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.
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The Book of Looms

A History of the Handloom from Ancient Times to the Present

Author: Eric Broudy

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874516494

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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A heavily illustrated classic on the evolution of the handloom is now reissued in a handy paper edition.
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The Nature of the Book

Print and Knowledge in the Making

Author: Adrian Johns

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226401235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 776

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In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas—commercial, intellectual, political, and individual. "A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."—Alberto Manguel, Washington Times "[A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."—D. Graham Burnett, New Republic "A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."—Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."—John Sutherland, The Independent "Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."—Ian Maclean, Times Literary Supplement
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