This book -which consists of twenty-six dialogues of Krishnamurti with parents and teachers in 1958- forms the broadest series of dialogues on education of the whole Krishnamurti repertoire. In them, he explores a unique vision of what he calls “true education” and delves into practical day-to-day i..
This is a series of journeys among people who share a surprising way of thinking about life. It’s a constant effort to eliminate the negative that causes us to feel so anxious, insecure, and unhappy. It’s a subversive, galvanizing message, which turns out to have a long and distinguished philosophic..
With a PhD of Anthropology from Oxford University, this author dedicated a few years to the study of a little known tribe in Cameroon, a project that constituted his first instance of study in the field, and almost his last. Nigel Barley moved into a mud hut with the intention of studying the custom..
Nigel Barley moved into a mud hut with the intention of studying the customs and beliefs of the Dowayo people. In this record of his first year in Africa, Nigel Barley offers us a remarkably irreverent look at the life of a social anthropologist as he tries to survive boredom, disaster, and illness...
Roberto Calasso explores the ancient texts known as the Vedas. Little is known about the Vedic people, who lived over three thousand years ago in northern India: They left behind no objects, images, or ruins. They created no empires. Even the soma, their likely hallucinogenic ritualistic plant, is u..
A masterful synthesis of the art of Chinese strategy, according to classical sources: Confucius, Lao Tse, the 'I Ching' or 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu. This ancient wisdom, based on a deep understanding of human nature, is changing the concepts of negotiation. A book that provides an intelligent and..
The Art of Fiction presents the three lectures that James Salter delivered at the University of Virginia, only months before he died, at the age of eighty nine. The elegance, clarity, and intelligence of The Art of Fiction will delight both admirers of James Salter’s work and newcomers to his writin..
The author asks why writers no longer speak in their books about poverty; he notices the difficulties of the relations between parents and children; advises young writers to be patient and courageous; meditates on the annoying nature of sermons; praises the physical and mental pleasures of music. / ..
The Art of Always Being Right catalogues the 38 subtle tricks businessmen, negotiators, politicians, and lawyers use to gain advantage. It may well be that you are in the right. But once you enter into a debate with someone else being right is not enough- you need to parry moves designed to throw yo..
Richard Sennett highlights the concept of craftwork activities, which includes the ancient professions of potter or glassblower as well as the creator of Wikipedia, or even the ability of parents to educate their children. In this way, craftsmanship understands “cultural material” and “tacit knowled..
Mina Holland demystifies the flavours, ingredients, and techniques at the heart of 39 different cuisines. Learn to recreate dishes from South Indian Coconut Fish Curry to the ultimate Caribbean Jerk Chicken. With snippets of stories, history and wisdom from the world's most seasoned food experts, Th..
McTaggart describes scientific discoveries that point to a unifying concept of the universe, one that reconciles mind with matter, classic Newtonian science with quantum physics and, science with religion. McTaggart asserts that the zero point field or "dead space" is a "cobweb of energy exchange" t..