Our Final Century

Our Final Century

Author: Martin J. Rees

Publisher: Cornerstone

ISBN: 0099436868

Category: Disasters

Page: 228

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It Matters That One Should Understand The Provenance Of This Important And Disturbing Book.It Is Not Another Futurological Diatribe Saying That The End Is Nigh, But A Lucid, Calm, Profoundly Well-Informed Work By A Distinguished Scientist, Whose Humanity Evidenced By A Serious Ethical Commitment And A Quiet Sense Of Humour- Balances The Dispassionate Logic With Which He Surveys His Subject: The Multitude Of Threats Facing Humanity In The Twenty-First Century From Error And Terror In The Nuclear, Biological And Environmental Spheres. Literary Review

The Last Century in the History of Judah

The Last Century in the History of Judah

Author: Filip Čapek

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884144007

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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An incomparable interdisciplinary study of the history of Judah Experts from a variety of disciplines examine the history of Judah during the seventh century BCE, the last century of the kingdom’s existence. This important era is well defined historically and archaeologically beginning with the destruction layers left behind by Sennacherib’s Assyrian campaign (701 BCE) and ending with levels of destruction resulting from Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian campaign (588-586 BCE). Eleven essays develop the current ongoing discussion about Judah during this period and extend the debate to include further important insights in the fields of archaeology, history, cult, and the interpretation of Old Testament texts. Features A new chronological frame for the Iron Age IIB-IIC Close examinations of archaeology, texts, and traditions related to the reigns of Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah An evaluation of the religious, cultic, and political landscape /UL

Our Final Hour

Our Final Hour

Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465068634

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 187

Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 5050 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life.

The Final Elegy: the Consolation of the Classics in Old Age

The Final Elegy: the Consolation of the Classics in Old Age

Author: Richard Oliver Brooks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781669840442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 502

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Old age is a time of losses- permanent, cumulative and irreversible. These losses include our loss of work in retirement, the eclipse of our past, our biological decline, dependency resulting from such decline, the foreshortening of our future, the abandonment of belief in our own improvement and our society’s progress, and, of course, our death. This book views these losses as part of an elegy of old age. Elegy is a poetic or prose mourning of loss. Sadness and other emotions result. With elegiac understanding we detach ourselves from these losses to seek and find consolation. This book is concerned with achieving intellectual detachment through meditative reflection with the help of reading and appreciating the classics. The final stage of the old age elegy- consolation can be found, at least in part, within the classics-“the garlands of repose”. The classics are broadly defined by Matthew Arnold as: “the best that [has} been thought and said: { or found in the fine arts}. To benefit from the classis requires a life-long liberal education. This education begins with an introduction to the classics in youth, makes use of them during our adult lives, and supplies their conclusion for old age meditation. Such significant works enable us to place the losses we suffer within an intellectual framework of perennial ideas. It is by means of such an intellectual framework that we secure consolation in old age. Classic works familiarize us deeply with the losses and emotions we endure-suggest substitutes for the goods of the life we have lost in old age, offer opportunities of catharsis for the sadness we experience and help us transform ourselves in old age. Classics help us see old age and its losses as part of a complete life which hold a unique value of its own, while remaining part of larger nature processes, history and intellectual traditions.

The Century Girls

The Century Girls

Author: Tessa Dunlop

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471161339

Category: History

Page: 352

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Tessa Dunlop made pains to select women from broad walks of life and succeeds in weaving a rich tapestry of experiences.'The Independent ‘A warm-hearted and engaging read, The Century Girls is replete with wonderful characters.’ Sunday Express 'Dunlop has pulled off an impressive feat of oral history...creating a moving portrait of a world that is now lost forever.' Who Do You Think You Are?? A celebration of the one-hundred years since British women got the vote, told, in their own voices, by six centenarians: Helena, Olive, Edna, Joyce, Ann and Phyllis – The Century Girls? In 2018 Britain celebrates the centenary of some women getting the vote. The intervening ten decades have witnessed staggering change, and The Century Girls features six women born in 1918 or before who haven’t just witnessed that change, they’ve lived it. Empire shrank, war came and went, and modern society demanded continual readjustment.... the Century Girls lasted the course, and this book weaves together their lifetime’s adventures – what they were taught, how they were treated, who they loved, what they did and where they are now. With stories that are intimately knitted into the history of the British Isles, this is a time-travel epic featuring our oldest, most precious national treasures. Edna, 102, was a domestic servant born in Lincolnshire. Helena is 101 years old and the eldest of eight born into a Welsh farming family. Olive, 102, began life as a child of empire in British Guiana and was one of the first women to migrate to London after the war. There’s Ann, a 103-year-London bohemian; 100-year-old Phyllis, daughter of the British Raj, who has called Edinburgh home for nearly eighty years; and finally ‘young’ Joyce – a 99-year-old Cambridge classicist who’s still at work. It is through the prism of these women’s very long lives that The Century Girls provides a deeply personal account of British history over the past one hundred years. Their story is our story too. Further praise for The Century Girls 'It features among others my teacher and mate, 99 year old Joyce Reynolds, going super strong and still a stern and helpful critic.' Mary Beard 'A delightful book . . . all about women and women's lives.' Jane Garvey, Radio 4 Woman's Hour? 'A highly personal insight into British society over the past century...revealing and enlightening stories which would otherwise have been lost.' The Scotsman ‘A deeply personal and moving account of the last 100 years of British history.’ The Bookseller 'It’s a brilliant book… It’s fantastic!' Chris Evans, Radio 2 Breakfast Show ‘A wonderful blend of British history with individual stories – and for any reader under about 90, an often startling reminder of how much things have changed.’ Reader’s Digest? ‘What better way to mark the centenary of some British women getting the vote than to read about inspirational women who witness revolutionary changes? Six centenarians reminisce on their incredible century. A history lesson to savour.’ The Lady

Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

Handwriting of the Twentieth Century

Author: Rosemary Sassoon

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501789

Category: Art

Page: 208

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The history of formal calligraphy has been thoroughly documented, and the demise of what people see as beautiful handwriting is frequently deplored, but the details of the teaching of this skill during this century have gone almost unrecorded. The main purpose of this book is to create a historical record, however, techniques are illustrated that may be useful for teachers today, while the ever-changing views of the stylists provide examples, as well as a warning, to those who plan for the future.

GLOBALIZATION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21st CENTURY

GLOBALIZATION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21st CENTURY

Author: José María Franquet Bernis

Publisher: José María Franquet Bernis

ISBN: 9788409305063

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 392

Globalization, as the dominant force that it is, in the last decade of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st has shaped a new era in the interaction between nations, economies and peoples. But it has also fragmented production processes, labor markets, political entities and societies. At the supranational level, there is no political and regulatory counterweight to monitor this process and correct, in a fair and equitable way, the dangerous abuses that may derive from it. The logic of the global economy is deeply contradictory. It is based on the bases of speed, risk, creativity, but also on impunity in the international order, since there are no mechanisms to regulate and control the collective interests of humanity. But, above all, this logic is installed on the principle of the insecurity of people, particularly those in poor countries and sectors. Production is transferred from high-wage countries to those with low wages without entailing benefits for those countries, speculation is carried out in the financial market without considering the dangerous consequences, except for capital itself, cultural and consumption patterns are disrupted, and irreversible damage occurs to the ecological base of the planet, without concern for future generations.