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..
The history of science is the story of an incredible adventure that reflects the paradoxes of the human condition. This book leads us through some of the most suggestive aspects of the greatest enterprise of human beings: strocks of luck, coups of grace, conflicts or flashes of genius. / En la líne..
For many years, Parker Palmer has worked on behalf of teachers and others who choose their vocations for reasons of the heart but may lose heart because of the troubled, sometimes toxic systems in which they work. Hundreds of thousands of readers have benefited from his approach in THE COURAGE TO TE..
On November 25, 1915, a young physicist, Albert Einstein, gave a lecture in Berlin that changed our concept of cosmos. This book describes the intellectual adventure which led Einstein to discover Relativity and the secret of the laws that govern nature. / El 25 de noviembre de 1915 un joven físico..