This is a journey through magical Egypt which is intended to teach the readers the light of knowledge and fascination for an unknown land. We will travel through Egypt, Giza, Luxor, Karnak, Abu Simbel and the places that reserve their mysteries for those who know how to find or interpret them. / Si..
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..
Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498–1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-century Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and co..
Through the story we give children a universe from which to interpret and understand the reality that surrounds them. The pages of this book reveal the keys to understanding how to transform the simple act of telling a story into an art. Something that can change the future of your children or stude..
The book explains how to create group dynamics, how to generate a good environment, how to encourage teamwork, how to make yourself understood, how to manage time, how to manage new digital technologies and more... A manual which incorporates practical information. A fundamental tool for teachers...
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 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..
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..