This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist and a local historian of long standing, and he uses both sides of his experience in a text that is at once rigorous about the historical process, and also a fascinating - and often moving - account of his adventures into the past of his own family and community. He demonstrates local history methodology through his research into ancestry, migration, work, war and religion in the towns and villages of England and Wales. It is richly illustrated throughout.
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The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.
Alice Roberts has been travelling the world - from Ethiopian desert to Malay peninsula and from Russian steppes to Amazon basin - in order to understand the challenges that early humans faced as they tried to settle continents. On her travels she has witnessed some of the daunting and brutal challenges our ancestors had to face: mountains, deserts, oceans, changing climates, terrifying giant beasts and volcanoes. But she discovers that perhaps the most serious threat of all came from other humans. When our ancestors set out from Africa there were already two other species of human on the planet: Neanderthal in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia. Both (contrary to popular perception) were intelligent, adept at making tools and weapons and were long adapted to their environments. So, Alice asks, why did only Homo sapiens survive? Part detective story, part travelogue, and drawing on the latest genetic and archaeological discoveries, Alice examines how our ancestors evolved physically in response to these challenges, finding out how our colour, shape, size, diet, disease resistance and even athletic ability have been shaped by the range of environments that our ancestors had to survive. She also relates how astonishingly closely related we all are. As a lecturer in Anatomy at Bristol University, Alice Roberts is eminently qualified to write this book. As a talented artist, she is perfectly qualified to illustrate it, and dotted throughout this lively book are many of the sketches and photographs from her travels.
A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress and the key events in the development of science. In the process, he presents a fascinating new look at the unique characteristics of our species and our society that helped propel us from stone tools to written language and through the birth of chemistry, biology, and modern physics to today’s technological world. Along the way he explores the cultural conditions that influenced scientific thought through the ages and the colorful personalities of some of the great philosophers, scientists, and thinkers: Galileo, who preferred painting and poetry to medicine and dropped out of university; Isaac Newton, who stuck needlelike bodkins into his eyes to better understand changes in light and color; and Antoine Lavoisier, who drank nothing but milk for two weeks to examine its effects on his body. Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and many lesser-known but equally brilliant minds also populate these pages, each of their stories showing how much of human achievement can be attributed to the stubborn pursuit of simple questions (why? how?), bravely asked. The Upright Thinkers is a book for science lovers and for anyone interested in creative thinking and in our ongoing quest to understand our world. At once deeply informed, accessible, and infused with the author’s trademark wit, this insightful work is a stunning tribute to humanity’s intellectual curiosity. (With black-and-white illustrations throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.
- Author : Holt Mcdougal
- Publisher : Holt Rinehart & Winston
- Release Date : 2000
- Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
- Pages : 80
- ISBN : 0030549124
"The Human Journey" is a message of the great Avatars expressed visually. It is a step-by-step journey from the Void, through the Ego, through Surrender, Forgiveness, Heart Opening and Reconnection with the Infinite Source - a universal journey of the human spirit that unites humanity as a family. The vision of "The Human Journey" is to convert fear into hope for all the beings in transition [whether it is a physical, emotional or spiritual one]. Travel from the head to the heart by walking through a series of powerful archetypal images combined with poetic and prosaic road-maps to these universal archetypes. For years, we have read and heard of the message of "transcending the mind." However, this message has come through language in many cases, which is, fundamentally, a mind-generated phenomenon. "The Human Journey" is unique in that it catalyzes a consciousness shift via a series of visceral images, therefore, bypassing the mind altogether. Many readers choose to meditate on each image/poem combination to integrate with it. Once the essence of each image is grasped, the magic of their sum happens. One´s paradigm shifts permanently to bring about profound inner peace and awareness. If you are undergoing transformation, are looking for clarity or peace of mind, the wide perspective that opens up as a result of walking "The Human Journey" has the power to catalyze your transition into a space of peace. I invite you to preview the Human Journey collection online at: www.NikaOne.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Find a brief video of "The Human Journey" : tinyurl.com/TheHumanJourneyVideo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A larger version of the book is also available through www.NikaOne.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TESTIMONIALS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Infused with primal energy, much like the artist herself, "The Human Journey" explodes upon the reader´s consciousness, refusing to be ignored. By cleverly blending a variety of painting techniques wit
When did the first humans begin to inhabit the Earth? How did they get here? Why and for what purpose were they put here? How did they evolve from the first humans who looked like a Botticelli painting, to “ape-like” humans, to modern day humans? You will also read about Lamuria and Atlantis ,and without spirituality how Atlanteans destroyed themselves and their continent. Dr. Modi explains all this and more in her remarkable work about the astounding past and future of mankind. In doing this, she describes how spirituality is the key to successfully fulfilling mankind’s desire to become one with God. According to Dr. Modi, human beings have the unique potential to create a heaven-like society on Earth by spreading the spirituality on Earth that will eventually spread to neighboring planets, galaxies, and the entire universe through the continued development and enhancement of spirituality. From what was, to what is, could well include a future with the entire universe “going home to God.” The book takes you on what can only be described as An Amazing Human Journey.
Through the use of lush, light-filled landscapes, intimate and intriguing portraits, and delicately detailed stories, this riveting and visually stunning work carries us across continents and around the globe to understand and comprehend the complexities of the human journey that encompasses fair trade. A captivating storyteller with a deft eye for detail, author-photographer Éric St-Pierre has crafted a book that makes the story of fair trade, its implications and its limitations, clear to us. We learn about production methods, the effect fair trade has on peoples' lives, and the advantages and challenges of a trade option based on dialogue, transparency, and respect. St-Pierre introduces the reader to the most common fair trade products — handicrafts, coffee, and cocoa, as well as the lesser known ones — shea butter, quinoa, and guarana. Along the way, we discover how far we have come and how far we still have to go.
Relatable stories, complex concepts broken down into bite-sized pieces, and an overall optimistic tone makes The Real Estate Journey an easy, enjoyable read for those who have an interest in real estate or business ownership. Dr. Brian P. Simon provides a guide for those who want to get started on working towards their dreams and goals, as well as detailed steps for buying a first home and what it takes to become a successful real estate agent or investor. The Real Estate Journey includes a step-by-step guide to managing finances while on an entrepreneurial journey to make building a business or entering into the world of real estate a feasible reality. For those struggling with believing that real estate is a viable option for building wealth, Dr. Simon offers reassurance that once people connect with their ambition, unpacking their dream and claiming their piece of the pie is simple with the guided principles he supplies. With authentic leadership, Dr. Simon shares a realistic outlook for entrepreneurs by sharing his own failures and successes and invites real estate agents, every day investors, and entrepreneurial spirits alike to spread their entrepreneurial wings and fly.
This book invites the reader to join an angel named Joann on an inward journey to their soul. There are spiritual questions to answer, spiritual techniques to incorporate into your daily life and spiritual exercises. Joann guides you every step of the way on a beautiful spiritual trail as she reveals the meaning of our earthly existence from an angel's heavenly perspective. Following her heavenly footsteps on each page, you begin to embrace life with open arms and celebrate the human journey as you experience for yourself that love and truth always prevail.
Beyond Dystopia! is a polemic, a prognosis, and a prescription based on historical (and current) fact, and what I am seeking is nothing less than humanity's apotheosis, or as Voltaire's Candide had it, "le meilleur des mondes possibles," which does not have to be a world without humans, only a world with a limited number of humans, doing less. Centrally at issue in Beyond Dystopia! is how the global corporate state systematically classifies, racializes, and as necessary, marginalizes people through social engineering in order to convert them into a compliant, fungible resource in the furtherance of maximal, infinite, economic growth, even to the demise of life on Earth. But Wait! Perhaps there is another way! In Beyond Dystopia! we will look back from our current dystopian state, deep into humanity's prehistory, and then to one of two possible futures; one that holds total, global annihilation through overpopulation, hyper-development, and environmental collapse, or a future in which humans have learned to exist in equipoise with nature, and with one another, through transcendental, collective asceticism, and responsible, economic degrowth.