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61. A Brief History of Time
62. Moral Minds: How Nature Designed
63. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
64. The Tibetan Book of Living and
65. Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values,
66. When Things Fall Apart: Heart
67. Values-Based Financial Planning
68. How We Know What Isn't So
69. The Power of Intention
70. Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary
71. Argumentation and Debate: Critical
72. The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical
73. Boundaries
74. The Politically Incorrect Guide
75. The Ancient Near East (Volume
76. Our Endangered Values: America's
77. A Short History of Nearly Everything
78. Out of the Shadows: Contributions
79. The Sciences: An Integrated Approach,
80. Living Buddha, Living Christ

61. A Brief History of Time
by Bantam
Paperback (01 September, 1998)
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Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece for the Patient
Stephen Hawking has crafted a masterpiece that requires only two qualities of the reader: patience and an open mind.For those willing to take the (often substantial) time required to digest the material and accept (or even challenge) it, a awe inspiring world awaits.This book is rightfully one of the best selling books of all time, and a must read for anyone who has any interest in the world around them.

4-0 out of 5 stars I'm impressed
I must say my first reaction was to be surprised at how much better Hawking is at explaining modern physics than my college instructors were.Heisenberg's uncertainty principle was just an equation I learned.Hawking made it seem like common sense.
4-0 out of 5 stars History of time
This book is a good history of time. My first real book on cosmology. Since then, there have many other discoveries in the field that make our understanding of things slightly difference. Still this is a really good first book at understanding cosmology. They're just a little too worried that readers won't understand it if they add something a little technical. It becomes a book good only for those who will never grasp anything more, or a first book for those who will graduate to more descriptive, technical books. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Astronomy - Universe    2. Cosmology    3. History    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. PHYSICS    7. Science / General    8. Science: General Issues   

62. Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Science of Morality Comes of Age
When Darwin discovered natural selection, he was quick and remarkably insightful as to how this might affect our understanding of our own species, Homo sapiens. Alfred Russel Wallace, the impressive co-discover of the theory, never agreed to its application to humans. He considered our mental faculties far too advanced to be accounted for by the same forces that gave rise to pond scum and even chimpanzees. The debate continues to this very day, and will not be resolved in the forseeable future.
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Subjects:  1. Anthropology - General    2. Archaeology / Anthropology    3. Ethics    4. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    5. General    6. Life Sciences - Evolution - Human    7. Moral Development (Psychology)    8. Philosophy    9. Philosophy & Social Aspects    10. Philosophy Of Biology    11. Science    12. Science / General   

63. Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Thorsons
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5-0 out of 5 stars even if you have never been to a yoga class ...
... this book will still be of great interest and value to you if you are spiritually inclined.
5-0 out of 5 stars excellent, but only for professionals
This beautiful book from the world teacher Iyengar was difficult to read, and I am teaching yoga already for 25 years. So, for me it was marvellous, but not recommended for beginners.
5-0 out of 5 stars The theory behind the practice
There was yoga before the time of Patanjali but it was not written down, or at least no text survives.We find elements of the practice in the Upanishads and of course in the Bhagavad Gita.But before Patanjali's codification there was no systematic text to guide the aspirant.Since then Patanjali's sutras have been translated into many languages along with commentary to elucidate the concise text, with Vyasa's commentary from the ninth century--upon which Iyengar makes some reliance--being the most important. Read more

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64. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying: The Spiritual Classic & International Bestseller; Revised and Updated Edition
by HarperSanFrancisco
Paperback (22 April, 1994)
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In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Life's Instruction Manual
People say life doen't come with an instruction manual, well this is it. Why you are here; what is important; how to deal with departure (death), your own and others; what happens if you spend your life sidetracked by the 'immediate but not important' issues. Written in a way that compels you to move to action, beyond simple intellectual curiousity. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!

5-0 out of 5 stars WAKE UP AND LIVE. has been so long since a book has moved this hardened soul,so for this masterpice i am very grateful.
5-0 out of 5 stars Quiet Revolution Is Pure Good Fortune
Reading the currently posted 75 reviews of Sogyal Rinpoche's "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" is an education in itself. Devotion, gratitude, and open-minded reading in the majority of the reviews are juxtaposed with ignorance, mis-information, and a desire to make points in other reviews. Thus is our human condition. There is a Tibetan saying, "When luck comes to the mouth, the tongue pushes it out." Let us see "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" for what it is: pure good fortune.
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65. Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (01 July, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars moving in the spiral
Spiral Dynamics is an elegant view of evolving value systems in individuals and cultures which help us to see our own filters as we attempt to meet people where they are. It is not about stereotyping, although certain "memes" will bristle that it could be....the intention ofDr. Beckin carrying on the work of Clare Graves, is to use this information to work beneath the surface of major social issues, to untangle obstacles to positive change by tracking the symptoms back to the source where the belief systems at work they can be addressed in a way that will resonate and increase the chance for movement in the spiral.....which effects us all since we are all connected. There are endless possibilities for using this system....having an understanding of this expanded perspective will serve to broaden our own.

4-0 out of 5 stars basic book for memetic studies
This book came to my attention through reading Ken Wilber's books. For all interested in his All-Quadrants-All-Levels model the information offered in Spiral Dynamics is fundamental to map the levels presented in Wilber's 4 Quadrants model. This book also has much practical information useful for teachers,psychologists, business coachers,social assistants,managers and anyone that deals with group dynamics [In other words: everyone, because all of us interact in several groups in our lifetime].There
5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for leaders or organizers
This book contains concrete examples and characteristics of the various stages of development. Also, their observations of the stages of change have proved invaluable to understanding current experiences.I was awarded many moments of clarity as I have been making the move to the Yellow/second tier while also recognizing some of the first tier movements within myself. I highly recommend this book! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    5. General    6. Leadership    7. Personality    8. Business & Economics / Leadership    9. Management & management techniques    10. TYPOLOGY (PSYCHOLOGY)    11. VALUES   

66. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
by Shambhala
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Much like Zen, Pema Chodron's interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism takes the form of anontheistic spiritualism. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Only Love can Heal the Soul
When things fall apart it is not the mind that will ultimatley save us but our heart and soul. Our intellect can serve our best interests when it conjures up strategies that align with our hearts. That said, there is a reason why it often takes a tragedy to push someone to reconnect with God and divine inspiration. Not talking about religious addiction ... but rather that miracle of surrendering to the flow and what a more divine plan has in mind. Chodron goes to the "heart" of the matter ... the broken heart that is left in tatters .... where the healing is first and foremost demanded. The cure for the pain lies in the pain ... and in harnessing a greater spiritual force. A must read!

5-0 out of 5 stars Feeling pretty bad?Read this.
I happened across this book by accident when a lot of things in my life were truly falling apart.Pema Chodron will some day be reknowned as a very significant spiritual leader, if she is not already.She has an amazing way of bringing spiritual truth down to the executional level.You can do these things, and doing them helps - a lot.I can't recommend this highly enough to anyone who is struggling.

5-0 out of 5 stars Order this book today!
During an extremely difficult time in my life, this book found me.Each time I read it I get something new out of the experience.And I always come away feeling more centered, more grounded, more calm.This book has touched me in such a way that I have given away three copies,in fact I am on Amazon tonight to order a fourth.Andthe Compassion box for myself.
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67. Values-Based Financial Planning : The Art of Creating and Inspiring Financial Strategy
by Aim High Pub
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5-0 out of 5 stars Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
As a financial professional who strives daily to help my clients make smart choices about their money, I am impressed by Bill's personalized approach to helping people take control of their lives by showing them ways to create and implement a viable foundation for their ideal financial future.There are many approaches of course, perhaps infinite, to planning wisely for your future.No one method or process is perfect.However, if you're truly serious about taking financial control over your future, whether you invest for yourself or work with a competent professional, then seek ideas and methods that are focused on helping YOU fulfill what's important to you in life.Bill's work talks directly about doing this and in beneficial ways that can help you make real progress towards achieving your lifetime goals and fulfilling your values.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid and broad-picture financial book for investors
Bachrach does a great job at helping investors identify their own personality type and recognize what is really important to them in investing.You wont find stock tips in this book but you will find the tools needed to create an overall roadmap and financial plan to help you meet your true root financial goals.This is the important part.One of my favorite points that Mr. Bachrach makes, one that I emphasize with people I advise is that there are certain things you can't hire someone to do for you: spending time with your family, exercise, travel etc.There are some things you can delegate- financial planning is one of them.Bill Bachrach also has a healthy and objective view about advice for investors who are not sure if they want to use the services of an advisor.
5-0 out of 5 stars Live your life following what's most important- Your Values
Bill Bachrach's book can help all investors, young and old, to reach all their financial goals so they can live the best possible life.Because everyone is different, that best life will be different for everyone.Read more

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68. How We Know What Isn't So
by Free Press
Paperback (05 March, 1993)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Question your assumptions and challenge what you think you know
This book provides a well-organized survey of issues that limit our reasoning abilities:
3-0 out of 5 stars Should Have Been Better Than It Was
Gilovich starts this book of with a real bang!After reading the Introduction, I thought this book would be really interesting and change the way I look at the world.He writes in a college-teacher tone that will not be approachable to those he most needs to reach.In other words, I really don't need a book to tell me to avoid holistic cretins, ESP, psychics, mysticism, and all that other garbage.
5-0 out of 5 stars Required for all psychology students!!!
This book is a contemporary classic that should be required reading in all psychology programs. As a psychologist, I am regularly appalled by how few trained psychologists know of the research discussed in this book, indeed, of decision science in general!! It only goes to show, there's scientific psychology (of which this book qualifies), and then, well, there's the other 99%...the crap, fluff, unsupported, unscientific, claims and practices that arise out of pseudo-scientific approaches, misinterpretations of data, and fallacious assumptions and conclusions. As an exemplar of what's good in a field rife with methodological manure and hocus pocus B.S. (e.g. psychotherapy, psychiatry, etc.), this book really shines. Read it and discover why some of psychology really is a science. ... Read more

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69. The Power of Intention
by Hay House
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After years of spiritual study and reflection, inspirational speaker and bestselling author Wayne Dyer has emerged a highly esteemed teacher. His current message about tapping into the power of intention may sound like good old positive thinking: just stay focused on what you want, rather than focusing on the lack of having what you want. But the teaching here goes deeper than just controlling thoughts (although he does acknowledge that thought control is a surprisingly challenging and significant endeavor). This book might help readers land a better job, but it's more relevant for those who are ready to detach from an ego-driven life filled with quick fixes of happiness and step into a more authentic, joyful, and spiritually fulfilling life. His core teachings speak to tapping into a universal source of energy that can also be called the "power of intention." He calls people who are consciously co-creating with this energy source "connectors" and describes them as "individuals who have made themselves available for success...They don't say Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Intention Creates Invention
"Imagination Is More Important Than Knowledge..."
5-0 out of 5 stars Solid, attainable advice for those who want to live their purpose
In his book The Power of Intention, Dr. Wayne Dyer's main point seems to be that your life is co-created by you and "Intention" (which is his word for God or the Source of all power).
5-0 out of 5 stars More outstanding work from Dyer
Been a Wayne Dyer fan for some years so of course I would like his latest work. What has most impressed me about it is the impact it has had on my thrity two year old son. He recently went through a divorce and had been struggling with some other problems and some how this hit him dead center. He quit drinking, quit smoking and meditates as well as running again. The proof is in the results and I am impressed the impact it has had on him. I loved the book and feel like this one is a step up in a good way from his other work. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Applied psychology    2. Body, Mind & Spirit    3. General    4. Harmonic Analysis    5. Human behavior    6. Intentionalism    7. New Age    8. Personal Growth - General    9. Psychology    10. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    11. Popular psychology    12. Self-Help / Motivational   

70. Gift from the Sea: 50th Anniversary Edition
by Pantheon
Hardcover (08 October, 1991)
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I found a 1955 printing of this book in an old waterfront cabin and was struck by the care with which the previous owner had read it. Eve (the name inscribed inside the front cover and then again above the heading for chapter 3) made pencil marks on nearly every paragraph of the book, underlining a phrase, highlighting many passages with strong vertical marks, scratching out some words that she seems to have found superfluous and even x-ing out whole sections that apparently missed their mark with her altogether. Two rusting paper clips isolate several pages, absent any marking at all. Anne Morrow Lindbergh's lyrical words are still relevant and presage so many of the themes of today's most popular books: simplicity, peaceful solitude, caring for the soul, a woman finding her place in society and life. I heard that the woman who had lived in the cabin had actually passed away some time before. Thank you, Eve, for your gift... from the sea. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A gift from Anne Morrow Lindbergh
This is a terrific book for awoman of any age. It provides much food for thought and is a source of inspiration through her personal musings and easy flowing prose. I like the 20 year "report" from the author where she shares her surprise that her own refections and thoughts have influenced others. Obviously others have the same life experiences to consider and learn from.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading...At least once every year!
There is much to gain by reading this book. This book captures the aspects of life and love by a woman's reflections while looking over her "Gifts from the sea."
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
I picked this up at a bed and breakfast and finished it in 2 nights! ... Read more

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71. Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making (Wadsworth Series in Speech Communication)
by Wadsworth Publishing
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1-0 out of 5 stars Fare Book- Nasty Price
The book is very basic (almost superficial) but covers most of the important ground well enough. However, it has two major draw-backs:5-0 out of 5 stars It was great.
Book was great.It was used but in good condition.It arrived in only a couple days.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource book for debaters!
This book is an excellent resource for both high school and college debaters in both the policy and value areas.I highly recommend it! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Critical thinking    2. Debate And Forensics    3. Debates and debating    4. Decision making    5. General    6. Language    7. Language Arts & Disciplines    8. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    9. Persuasion (Rhetoric)    10. Public Speaking    11. Reasoning    12. Speech    13. Discourse analysis    14. Philosophy / General    15. Rhetoric   

72. The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace
by Amber-Allen Publishing
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As little children we know how to live in the moment and be completely authentic. But then something damaging happens to us, according to author Don Miguel Ruiz: we are given "knowledge" about how to live in the world. Parents tell us how to behave in order to be a "good" boy or girl. Teachers tell us what it takes to be a "winner" or a "successful" adult. This collective "voice of knowledge" is not only false--it is often poisonous, explains Ruiz, bestselling author of

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4-0 out of 5 stars Learn to conquer your inner critic and find your authentic self
Don Miguel Ruiz has a knack for taking complex concepts and simplifying them into basic principles that are easy to digest. In "The Voice of Knowledge", he describes how, as we move from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood, we gradually accumulate unconscious filters through which we interpret everything and everyone we encounter in life. Those filters -- or lies, as he calls them -- color our perceptions, not only about others but about ourselves. We bury our authentic self in layers of interference and succumb to our "inner voice", the critic who convinces us we are not enough. As a result, we feel inadequate, but more importantly, we lose our sense of connection with the Infinite.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and concise
Much of the teachings of Miguel Ruiz is put into a clear, understandable and absorbable form. There is a sense of empowerment that radiates from these simple concepts and this book has become an often read addition to my readings of the spirit and guidance of these principles that can add so much to living a life well lived.

5-0 out of 5 stars You can be happy no matter what
I feel so grateful to have studied with Miguel and his mother many years ago. My life was totally transformed. His love and wisdom comes through so clearly in this book. If you apply these words to your life you truly can be happy no matter what is going on around you and magic and miracles can become a way of life.
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73. Boundaries
by Zondervan
Hardcover (02 November, 1992)
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In order to call themselves good Christians, many people have drawn overly flexible boundaries (unwilling to say no, always accommodating others' needs) or overly rigid boundaries (to the point of being righteous and judgmental). Psychologists and inspirational speakers Cloud and Townsend show readers how to set reasonable boundaries in order to follow the true path of Christianity. This book has become immensely popular, most likely because it makes personal boundaries easier to define and is filled with spiritual purpose. Some cautions: the format can be overly self-helpish for such a complex discussion and the authors at one point imply that judicious spankings may be an acceptable form of setting boundaries with children. However, many Christians will probably find themselves grateful for this biblical context of boundaries. Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Boundaries
Miniature edition.Not until you get to the book size at the bottom of the page is there any indication that this IS NOT the complete Boundaries book.Yes, I'm angry--I didn't get what I ordered!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Total Farce
When I ordered this book I was led to believe it was based on the science of mental health. What I found was that it was a book on Christian values, Bible verses, and virtual preaching. Instead of sound psychological protocol I was given Bible classes. I am not anti-Christian, or anti-religion, but I don't expect to buy a book on psychology only to find it is about two men's religious values. I returned this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
My husband and I read this book and it really cleared up a lot of issues for us! We still refer back to it sometimes!
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74. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Paperback (21 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Popular Treatment of the Darwin v. Design Debate
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design is an excellent introduction to the new and emerging Darwin vs. design debate. Biologist Jonathan Wells' book is an especially helpful primer to general audience readers who only hear about this controversy through elite media/old media accounts.This publication succeeds as both an informative and entertaining read.
1-0 out of 5 stars Science through a public relations campaign
In a society that tends to believe in creationism, Wells continues the politically correct campaign to change minds through public appeal instead of research.Science is a slow process that requires evidence presented to academic peers for the process of a slow paradigm shift to occur.Since ID has no evidence other than a longing from the dominant political group in the US, it is nothing more than faith.
1-0 out of 5 stars Bad science easily rebutted
This book is embarassing.Even worse than Icons of Evolution.What he presents as science is mostly a mix of ignorance and outright lies.There are many sites by real scientists which expose Wells' errors and fabrications step by step (Panda's Thumb is a good one.) Anybody who is unfamiliar with the actual scientific literature on evolution would be well advised to visit one of those sites and at least begin the process of self education.If you do, you will quickly see how unreliable Wells is as a science writer. ... Read more

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75. The Ancient Near East (Volume I): An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (01 February, 1965)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A useful compendium of original source material
I obtained this volume of translations of Ancient Near Eastern texts and pictures along with its companionVolume I � An Anthology of Texts and Pictures which was first published in 1958.This volume, which was published in 1975,includes translations of more recently discovered material selected from the 1969 anthologyof Supplementary Texts and Pictures Relating to the Old Testament.5-0 out of 5 stars A useful compendium of original source material
I bought this book along with its companion:Volume II � A New Anthology of Texts and Pictures,because it was time for me to see for myself what the the original sources had to say about the Ancient Near East.4-0 out of 5 stars A Stimulating Resource
Volume II or "The Ancient Near East" is a good companion to Volume I, containing mythic, legal, and monumental information from the Middle East Bronze and Iron Ages. It really puts youback there to read actual letters and contracts, or to see the developments in poetic, narrative and visual arts. The only real problem is the lack of consistent dating infomation, particularly for the artwork. It makes it difficult to form a conceptual picture if things are presented in what appears to be a random order. ... Read more

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76. Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (01 November, 2005)
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Even at his most irate, Jimmy Carter projects cool, communicating with a poise that commands attention while gently signaling to opponents that they better do their homework before mounting any sort of debate. Perhaps that's why the former president, Nobel Peace Prize-winner, and bestselling author ranks as one of the planet's most respected voices in the areas of human rights, diplomacy, and good government. And when a clearly agitated Carter suggests America is on a slippery slope, globally speaking, as he does throughout Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing
Even though I am biased towards Jimmy, I was a little disappointed by this book.While some sections are very succinct and Jimmy is clearly writing from the heart, for $15 one would expect a little more analysis and explanation of the major issues of the day.

5-0 out of 5 stars An important book for our times
I bought this book from the UK amazon under the title Faith & Freedom. It is an eye-opening account of how religious fundamentalists have managed to leave the impact of their worst attitudes of intolerance, self-righteousness, and belligerence on American domestic and foreign politics, something that concerns me as a UK citizen, because that which significantly affects the most powerful country on the planet is liable to have repercussions elsewhere. But after its eye-opening, soberingcontent, the book ends with a more gracious tone, encouraging Americans to return to a renewed commitment towards their own best ideals in a way that is reflected in the country's dealings with the rest of the world. May this happen, else America's reputation could undergo irreversible damage. Hopefully this excellent book will exert a wide and good influence. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars An accurate, honest and true account of the state of our country.
Absolutely the best non-fiction book-on-dvd I've ever listened to. President Carter gives an accurate and honest account of the political, social and physical changes currently dividing the American society under this current administration. I remember as a young girl hearing a White House biographer say that it would be years after President Carter's administration that we would appreciate his intelligence and the contributions he made to peace and the strength of the nation. I think this book brings that prediction to fruition. What a shame that we don't have a leader who cares about the future of the country and the people's well being.
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77. A Short History of Nearly Everything
by Broadway
Paperback (14 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Joy of Educational Remediation
This is one of the books I wished someone would write.My knowledge of science past and present was wanting and yet there wasn't a single book written for (and by) someone in the same boat.Bill Bryson has written such a book and brillantly over-achieved in the process.In the spirit of full disclosure, I like nearly everything Mr. Bryson has written.He can be pedantic and peevish when describing the less than admirable characters and circumstances he encounters but he's always very funny.Having said that, this physically ponderous tome made me wonder whether he could sustain his humor while at the same time educating the reader over all those hundreds of pages.Miraculously, his choice of anecdotes and pacing is spot on.It is extremely readable and there are wonderful factoids and "ah ha" moments on nearly every page.Life is short and this book is not but it's absolutely worth the trade-off.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun and engaging history of modern science
Well written and fun to read.Bill Brysons style really creates a nice true story, complete with the quirks and oddities of the charecters depicted.Highly recomended if you are interested in the history of science, or if you just enjoy a fun and educational read.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Read for the Basics
This is a good book.And, like all Bill Bryson's work, it is wonderfully written with such a sense of humor! Bryson is very good at finding facts as well as funny historical anecdotes and idiosyncrasies.
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78. Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics
by Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (04 September, 2006)
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79. The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, Fourth Edition
by Wiley
Paperback (22 July, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Becoming Scientifically Literate in Today's World
I am reading the book in conjunction with The Teaching Company's "The Joy of Science," which is presented by the Professor Hazen.The purpose of both is give you a background in the sciences-Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Biology-to make you scientifically literate for today's technical world.This sounds impossible because of the scope of the task.However through clear writing, examples found in the everyday world and excllent illustrations they achieve their goal.
4-0 out of 5 stars Textbook review
Got here kind of slow but the sender apologized in advance. Could be in better shape but you cant expect perfection now can you?

3-0 out of 5 stars Good intentions with conceptual problems
The book covers a lot of subjects with the intention of providing abasic aproach to science. There are, however, conceptual mistakes or lack of precise characterization of important concepts. For instance, it confuses heat with internal energy ( not heat as energy in transit). Also it does not defines mass adequatetly as a measure of inertia, which may cause confusion when one studies relativity. These were problems detected at first sight. The book needs a revision. I suggest to by, through Amazon, "Integrated Science", by Tillery, Enger and Roos, from Mc Graw Hill, to get a general view of fundamental science with a more clear, and rigorous definition of terms. ... Read more

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80. Living Buddha, Living Christ
by Riverhead Trade
Paperback (01 September, 1997)
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If you have always assumed that Christianity and Buddhism are as far apart philosophically as their respective founders were geographically, you may be in for a bit of a surprise. In this national bestseller, Zen monk and social activist Thich Nhat Hanh draws parallels between these two traditions that have them walking, hand in hand, down the same path to salvation. In Christianity, he finds mindfulness in the Holy Spirit as an agent of healing. In Buddhism, he finds unqualified love in the form of compassion for all living things. And in both he finds an emphasis on living practice and community spirit. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the read
Let me start this by saying that when I first read this book, I had just started delving into the subject of "other religions".So, if you are in that position, wanting to see what other belief systems have to say, READ THIS BOOK.He discusses how Christianity and Buddhism are related in their beliefs.Truth is truth no matter who says it.Being able to see how Christian truth is similar to, or the same as, Buddhist truth was very enlightening.Before reading this, Buddhism was a foreign object to me.After reading this, Buddhism was still foreign but it made me want to read more about Buddhism to become more familiar with it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Unfounded assumptions challenge the validity of the author's points
While I do not have a problem with the basic idea of comparing the two religions of Buddhism and Christianity, I find this book invalid because the author forms his points on unfounded assumptions of the Christian faith.For instance, he denies the divine nature of Jesus without the use of backup sources--including the Bible.He then proceeds to use this fallicy (according to the Christian faith) to "prove" a connection between the two religions.Instead of an unbiased comparison of two beautiful religions, the book reads like a thinly veiled attempt at Buddhist evangelism by someone who thinks highly of the Christian religion but does not know much about it.I appreciate the author's openmindedness and fondness for Jesus, but I cannot accept his extreme misconceptions about the Christian faith.
5-0 out of 5 stars Question of Faith
Thich Nhat Hanh brings together the Buddha and Christ showing the difference and simularity of both ways of living.Christians should not fear the eastern philosophy and the reverse is also true.You can incorporate both into your daily existance as there are no real clashes between the two.Buddha is just an enlightened person, not a son of god.Jesus will always be the teacher of the christian faith and the son of god.Thich Nhat Hanh points out the fact that the Buddah is not a god.People follow a way of attaing peace with Buddha and also follow a way to attain salvation throught Christ.There is room in the world for both teachings to coexsist together not one trampling over the other.I find his books relaxing, and easy to read and understand.In practice of Mindfulness you receive instruction on quieting your mind making full awareness possible to receive teachings from Christ in the present moment and a new understanding.I enjoyed this book and its meaning to me about the misconceptions most Christions have about other ways to explore life. ... Read more

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