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Geographic: 100 Photographs

by Julian Bound

With the twenty-first century striding through its opening decades, developments in the world have been seen in the advancement of medicine and technology and given us unlimited access to the far regions of the planet, yet there is one constant which accompanies these innovations of a new world, that is of the people who live alongside such progressions.

With images from twelve countries by award winning documentary photographer Julian Bound, â??Geographic: 100 Photographs’ is a representation of how the world is now, and how the emotional characteristics of the human condition remains unswerving through the changes around it. These emotive aspects are portrayed within the pages of this book, amongst which are revealed in the happiness of novice monks at play in the high walled fortress monasteries of Bhutan, the pensive stares of street vendors on the cobblestone lanes of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, and the determination of sulphur miners earning a living amid the hazardous conditions of Indonesia’s active volcanoes.



Minimalism: 30 Days of Motivation and Challenges to Declutter Your Life and Live Better With Less

by Robert Norman

Get More out of Life by Having Less!

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Minimalist lifestyles are rapidly sweeping across the globe as people learn the value that this freedom-inspired lifestyle can bring about. When you learn to live a rich life with fewer belongings, you experience the truest form of riches.
“There are two ways to be rich: one is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little” – Jackie French Koller
In this book, “Minimalism: A 30 Day Challenge to Declutter Your Life and Have You Living Better with Less”, you are guided through a 30-day transformation challenge. Each day you will be presented with a new task that will help you live a fuller life with less. You will be introduced to the true concept of minimalism, and then walked through the process of achieving it in your life.
By taking this 30-day challenge and easing yourself into a simpler lifestyle lead by minimalism, you make the transition easier. People who make rapid changes often shock themselves and end up quickly replacing all of the newly empty spaces with more stuff that they head out to purchase. They don’t genuinely foster a minimalist lifestyle; they simply make their home into a temporary minimalist-inspired home. Because they have not taken the time to transform their mindset genuinely, they are not able to maintain the new way of life, and therefore they revert immediately back to their true ways.
If you are ready to learn how you can live more with less and have a greater impact on your life and the world around you, then this book is the perfect read for you. You can learn about the great value of minimalism and all the benefits it can bring about, while also actively putting the lifestyle into play in your life.

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Eden in Sumer on the Niger: Archaeological, Linguistic, and Genetic Evidence of 450,000 Years of Atlantis, Eden, and Sumer in West Africa (African Digital Education Series Book 2)

by Catherine Obianuju Acholonu

“EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER” provides archeological, linguistic, genetic, and inscribed evidence of the West African origin of mankind, language, religion and civilization. It provides multidisciplinary evidence of the actual geographical location in West Africa of the Garden of Eden, Atlantis and the original homeland of the Sumerian people before their migration to the “Middle East”. By translating hitherto unknown pre-cuneiform inscriptions of the Sumerians, Catherine Acholonu and Sidney Davis have uncovered thousands of years of Africa’s lost pre-history and evidences of the West African origins of the earliest Pharaohs and Kings of Egypt and Sumer such as Menes and Sargon the Great. This book provides answers to all lingering questions about the African Cavemen (Igbos/Esh/Adamas/Adites) original guardians of the human races, Who gave their genes for the creation of Homo Sapiens (Adam) and were the teachers in the First Age of the world.



Our Future Is Free

by Matt Greer

We know that very different social systems produce very different versions of human nature. The underlying social system we use today is the Monetary System. Money determines how we allocate power and authority, how we make decisions, how we utilise technology, how we interact with one another, and how we interact with the Earth and its resources. It influences almost everything we care about – friendships, government, climate change, education, terrorism, work, housing, war, and health to name just a few.

This book examines the far-reaching consequences of a society organised by money and the profound effect it has on the human experience. We see that, ultimately, money proliferates a civilisation that is unintentionally harmful to itself. We also see that a transition away from money isn’t a pipe-dream, rather, it’s a necessity. An increasingly urgent one too.

Recent studies of more than 130 countries repeatedly show the same thing: Almost 90% of us don’t enjoy our jobs. Despite this, we spend the majority of our adult lives doing them. Is all this work necessary to create a world we want to live in though? The short answer is no. The majority of today’s jobs contribute nothing toward producing the resources we need to survive and prosper. The majority of today’s jobs are fictitious manifestations of a society based on some pieces of imaginary paper (money).

Today we use money to buy nice things so we naturally assume it enables a good life. It doesn’t though. Money is a shackle, enslaving us into a hypnotic state of social paralysis. It’s both destroying the planet and psychologically damaging us.

While the book raises awareness of money’s inappropriateness at a fundamental level, it also demonstrates we can do much better. It details our ability today to produce an abundance of resources for all people in a largely automated manner by changing to a moneyless social system. In making such a change we’d gain the time and freedom to express our individuality and creativity, leading to a happier, more civilised, and more sustainable future.

Past failures will be examined, a new approach will be explored, a path to get there will be suggested, and projections will be made about the future implications of such a system. This book is a holistic all-encompassing story about us – where we came from, who we are today, who we could be tomorrow, and how we might get there.

The book aims to seduce the reader, getting them interested in things they didn’t know they were interested in. In trying to achieve this the writing is deliberately provocative and strident, although still maintains its scientific integrity (the book is grounded in current accepted scientific understanding with over 500 references to papers, data, or literature).

While the book is grounded in science, no single study can prove that money is the root of almost all our problems and the barrier to a better future. Money is too intricately weaved into our society and consciousness for one simple experiment to provide such proof. However, with introspection and philosophical arguments underpinned by evidence across a broad range of scientific disciplines, the goal is to persuade the reader of this reality. The goal is to persuade the reader that money is indeed the basis of almost all our problems, and without it, we stand on the threshold of a future almost beyond imagination.

While the book doesn’t reveal any new primary research, it does reveal a big picture story that will surprise and excite many. We are moving toward a post-scarcity world. With every year that passes, the winds of social change gust a little stronger across the increasingly barren plains of capitalist idealism.



Apocalypse Files: Volume Zero (The Basis of All)

by Nick Gkikas

The real, hidden centuries-aged conspiracy about our world’s end. The real Apocalypse, about human slavery that is at the gates. Volume Zero, the first of the ”Apocalypse Files” series, reveals what lies beneath the human kind’s history and explains the necessity and real causes of World War I and II, plus facts of our modern history, basic examples for what’s coming to our life shortly.



The Way of Initiation or, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds

by Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner was a philosopher, social thinker, architect, and esotericist. His philosophical work, which he termed spiritual science, sought to provide a connection between the cognitive path of Western philosophy and the inner and spiritual needs of the human being. In The Way of Initiation, Steiner details the exercises and moral qualities to be cultivated on the path to a conscious experience of â??supersensible’ realities. His short but powerful book is intended as a guide for achieving spiritual vision.



Common Sense

by Thomas Paine

First published on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense was an immediate sensation. In clear simple language it explained to the people of the Thirteen Colonies why they needed to fight for independence from Great Britain.

Common Sense has been called “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.”



La guerra dei generi (Italian Edition)

by Valentina Cardellini

“La guerra dei generi” si propone di analizzare la tematica della vittimizzazione femminile, in particolare per mano dei partner o degli ex partner all’interno di una relazione, passata o presente, di tipo affettivo.
Lo studio inizia da una prospettiva storica quanto ai movimenti femministi degli anni â??70 e â??80 (Parte I) per evidenziare il riconoscimento positivo dei diritti delle donne prima inesistenti (sul lavoro, all’interno della famiglia e come singole persone). Nello specifico, vengono esaminati: l’iter normativo circa le leggi che hanno attribuito alle donne la parificazione all’uomo – quantomeno “su carta” – in ambito lavorativo (stipendio, mansioni, cariche professionali, ecc.); i diritti nella famiglia (es. potestà genitoriale); il diritto all’aborto; il riconoscimento del reato di violenza sessuale come reato contro la persona e non più contro la moralità pubblica e il buoncostume.
In secondo luogo (Parte II), viene esaminata la rappresentazione della figura femminile nella contemporaneità (specie per mezzo dei mass media) e la sua condizione di sottomissione psicologica in continuità rispetto al passato (e in contrasto con l’ottenimento dei diritti citati). Vengono presi in esame documentari, saggi e teorie di filosofe e sociologhe contemporanee, che, a loro volta, si riferiscono a precedenti teorie applicate alla tematica in questione.
In seguito, vengono elencate e studiate le manifestazioni odierne di misoginia, nonché la relativa normativa penale, con particolare riferimento alle forme di violenza concretizzantisi negli atti persecutori (stalking) e nel femminicidio (Parte III). Questa sezione, più tecnica sotto il profilo giuridico rispetto alle altre, serve a comprendere l’impianto normativo oggi presente nella legge penale italiana, con l’evidenziazione di alcuni passaggi fondamentali che collegano il discorso più strettamente giuridico con quello sociale, attualmente emergenziale.
Nell’ultima parte (Parte IV), vengono portati come esempi alcuni casi di cronaca, tra i quali la vicenda Annibali-Varani del 2013 e la storia di Sara Di Pietrantonio, risalente alla primavera del 2016. Inoltre, è spiegata la prospettiva dei Centri antiviolenza, cioè gli istituti più vicini alle donne durante il processo di allontanamento di queste ultime dalla violenza che, spesso, si verifica nel contesto relazionale domestico e intra-familiare. Il Centro antiviolenza di cui si parla nello specifico è la Casa delle donne per non subire violenza Onlus di Bologna.
Infine, sono inserite cinque interviste a due Magistrati, un Avvocato, un’operatrice del Centro antiviolenza Casa delle donne per non subire violenza Onlus di Bologna e un membro delle Forze di Polizia attivo nel settore studiato nell’elaborato in modo da verificare quanto analizzato “in teoria” nel corso del saggio con esperienze pratiche e vissuti professionali competenti per esprimere valutazioni di merito.
BIOGRAFIA. Valentina Cardellini è nata nel 1990 a Bologna. Dopo essersi diplomata al Liceo Scientifico Statale “Augusto Righi” della sua città, si è iscritta alla Facoltà di Giurisprudenza presso l’Alma Mater Studiorum – Università degli Studi di Bologna.
Sin dall’inizio Valentina ha sviluppato un forte interesse per le materie storiche e sociologiche affrontate durante i diversi anni universitari. Al momento di sviluppare il progetto di Tesi di Laurea (marzo 2016), perciò, ha optato per un lavoro che mirasse a sviscerare un argomento di grande rilevanza attuale, la violenza contro le donne, in modo da prendere coscienza dell’entità della questione, nonché assumere una nuova consapevolezza e responsabilità morale sul pr […]



La libertà autentica. Sul significato di autarchia e altri scritti sul pensiero antico (Italian Edition)

by Daniele Palmieri

Autarchia deriva dalla parola greca autarkheia, che letteralmente significa “bastare a sé stessi”. Questa parola non indica un concetto filosofico astratto, bensì quello che potremmo definire un determinato approccio spirituale all’esistenza. In particolare, l’autarchia è una condizione dell’animo del filosofo di assoluta imperturbabilità, che nulla o nessuno può strappargli, poiché egli sente che non ha bisogno d’altro al di là di se stesso.



Covering Politics in a Post-Truth America

by Susan B. Glasser

In a new Brookings Essay, Politico editor Susan Glasser chronicles how political reporting has changed over the course of her career and reflects on the state of independent journalism after the 2016 election.

The Bookings Essay: In the spirit of its commitment to higquality, independent research, the Brookings Institution has commissioned works on major topics of public policy by distinguished authors, including Brookings scholars. The Brookings Essay is a multi-platform product aimed to engage readers in open dialogue and debate. The views expressed, however, are solely those of the author. Available in ebook only.



Fake Volk?: �ber Wahrheit und Lüge im populistischen Sinne (Kursbuch) (German Edition)

by Jan-Werner Müller

Jan-Werner Müller lotet in seinem Essay das Verhältnis von Populismus, Demagogie und Lüge aus. Er zeigt, dass man es sich mit Gleichsetzung von Populismus und Demagogie zu einfach macht. Aber, so Müllers These: Die eine groÃ?e Lüge, nämlich die, dass es ein homogenes Volk mit einem authentischen Willen gebe, ziehe kleinere Lügen nach sich – Lügen, die den Alleinvertretungsanspruch des Volkes aufrechterhalten sollen.



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