High Level Subjects
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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell:
The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work - in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, in the bed room? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others.
Man's Search For Meaning:
A revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man's primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
Prisoners of Our Thoughts by Alex Pattakos:
Seven Principles for Finding Meaning and Fulfillment in Your Work and Everyday Life. Through.stories, examples, and thought provoking exercises, Pattakos illustrates how you can apply each of these principles to various work situations and everyday life.
Hold on Your Kids by Cordon Neufeld, Gabor Mate:
(2004) The most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time - peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Peer orientation undermines family cohesion, sabotages healthy development, poisons the school atmosphere, and fosters an aggressively hostile and sexualized youth culture. Hold On to your Kids helps parents understand this disturbing phenomenon and provides solutions to restore the intuitive child-parent bond to its rightful preeminence.
Smart Moves by Carla Hanaford, PH.D.:
(1995) Why Learning Is Not All In Your Head. The body's role in thinking and learning is presented for the first time in a popular readable format, thoroughly supported by scientific research. Neurophysiologist and educator Carla Hannaford tells us why we must move - and shows us how to move to fully activate our learning potential. Her remarkable insights will be of great and immediate value to learners of all ages, from the gifted to the so-called learning-disabled.
Survival of the Sickest by Dr.Sharon Moalem:
A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need(Have) Disease. Find out why deadly diseases are bred into our genetic code and learn the answers to such provocative questions as: Can a person rust to death? Can sunglasses cause sunburns? Can the tanning salon lower 2007
Train Your Mind Change Your Brain by Sharon Regley:
(2007) How a new science reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves. Is it really possible to change the structure and function of the brain, and in so doing alter how we think and feel? The answer is a resounding yes. In late 2004, leading Western scientists joined the Dalai Lama at his home in Dharamsala, India, to address this very question.
River out of Eden by Richard Dawkins:
(Written-1995) How the replication bomb we call "life" begin and where in the world, or rather, in the universe, is it heading? ... Why are forest trees tall - wouldn't each survive more economically if all were short? Why is the sex ratio fifty-fifty when relatively few males are needed to impregnate many females? Why do we inherit genes for fatal illnesses? Who was our last universal ancestor? ... This book illustrates the nature of scientific reasoning, exposing the difficulties scientists face in explaining life. We learn that our assumtions, intuitions, origin myths, and trendy intellectual and cultural "isms" all too aoften lead us astray.
Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
: (Written-1998) Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved; the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mystery. This is the book that Richard Dawkins was meant to write: a brilliant assessment of what science is (and what it isn't),a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting, in the same way that the best peotry is uplifting.
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins:
(Written-2006) Asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11. With rigor and wit, Dawkins examines God in all his forms, from the sex obsessed tyrant of the Old Testament to the more bening (but still illogical) Celestial Watchmaker fevered by some Enlightenment thinkers. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children, buttressing his points with historical and contemporary evidence. The God Delusion makes a compelling case that belief in God is not just wrong but potentially deadly. It also offers exhilarating insight into the advantages of atheism to the individual and society, not the least of which is a clearer, truer appreciation of the universe's wonders than any faith could ever muster..
A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright:
This book compises the 2004 Messey Lactures, broadcast as part of CBC Radio's Ideas series. Each time history repeats itself, so it's said, the price goes up. The twentieth century was a time of runaway growth in human numbers, consumptions, and technology, placing a colossal load on all natural systems, especially earth, air, and water - the very elements of life. The great question of the twenty-first century is how, or whether, this can go on.
Attile by John Man:
For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman empite and the future of all Europe in his hands. But there was more to him than mere barbarism. Attila's power derived from his astonishing character. He was capricious, arrogant and brutal - but also brilliant enough to win the loyalty of millions. Huns thought him semi-divine, Goths and other barbarians adored him, educated Westerners were proud to serve him.In the end, his ambitions ran away with him. An insane demand for the hand of a Roman princess and aasaults too deep into France and Italy led to sudden death in the arms of a new wife. It was not enough to found a lasting empire - but enough to jolt Rome towords its final fall.(2005)
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Hannah Green:
(Written-1964) The extraordinary best seller about a sixteen-year-old girl who hid from life in the seductive world of madness.. Seldom has the STRANGE AND SEDUCTIVE WORLD OF INSANITY been charted more explicitly, or more beautifully, than in this novel - this shining story of a young girl's three years in a mental hospital and her journey back from madness to reality. The novel reveals deep truths about mental illness... The author has achieved a rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind.
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey:
(Written-2003 ) At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his four front teeth knocked out, his nose broke, and a hole through his cheek. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey's acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.
Fluke by James Herbert:
Tells the humorous and startling adventures of a man who wakes one morning to find he has become a dog. Fluke was really a man, with a man's intelligence and feelings, trapped inside the body of a dog, howling for vengeance.(1997).