Author: Zecharia Sitchin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The companion volume to The Earth Chronicles series that reveals the identity of mankind’s ancient gods • Explains why these “gods” from Nibiru, the Anunnaki, genetically engineered Homo sapiens, gave Earthlings civilization, and promised to return • 30,000 sold in hardcover Zecharia Sitchin’s bestselling series The Earth Chronicles provided humanity’s side of the story concerning our origins at the hands of the Anunnaki, “those who from heaven to earth came.” In The Lost Book of Enki we now view this saga from the perspective of Lord Enki, an Anunnaki leader revered in antiquity as a god, who tells the story of these extraterrestrials’ arrival on Earth from the planet Nibiru. In his previous works Sitchin compiled the complete story of the Anunnaki’s impact on human civilization from fragments scattered throughout Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite, Egyptian, Canaanite, and Hebrew sources. Missing from these accounts, however, was the perspective of the Anunnaki themselves. What was life like on their own planet? What motives propelled them to settle on Earth--and what drove them from their new home? Convinced of the existence of a lost book that held the answers to these questions, the author began his search for evidence. Through exhaustive research of primary sources, he has here re-created tales as the memoirs of Enki, the leader of these first “astronauts.” What takes shape is the story of a world of mounting tensions, deep rivalries, and sophisticated scientific knowledge that is only today being confirmed. An epic tale of gods and men unfolds, challenging every assumption we hold about our past and our future.
Author: Isabelle De Lisle, Dominique Blanc, Michèle Blanc, Christophe Saïsse
Publisher: Hachette Education
Cet ouvrage vous propose : les cours complets, pour comprendre et retenir l'essentiel ; des conseils, des méthodes et de nombreux exemples pour savoir utiliser ses connaissances dans les exercices ; plus de 800 exercices progressifs, pour bien s'entraîner ; tous les corrigés dans un livret détachable. Cette publication contient aussi une préparation scientifique au Brevet, avec : 10 sujets du Brevet corrigés ; 4 en maths, 3 en français, 3 en histoire/géographie/éducation civique, une présentation des épreuves et des conseils pratiques, les conditions d'attribution du diplôme du brevet mais aussi : des tests préliminaires permettant dans chaque matière, de repérer ses points faibles, afin de choisir les leçons à réviser en priorité ; un guide parents, à télécharger gratuitement sur le site de l'éditeur.
Author: Jacques Arnould
Publisher: Odile Jacob
Jamais sans doute nous n’avons autant ressenti l’impression d’être surveillés dans le moindre de nos déplacements, observés dans la plus quotidienne de nos activités, écoutés pour la plus banale de nos paroles. Dans cet ouvrage, qui s’appuie sur l’histoire et la réalité des satellites d’observation de la Terre et d’espionnage, Jacques Arnould décrit le plus lucidement possible la situation à laquelle nous sommes parvenus : celle d’un village planétaire dont nous ne pouvons plus désormais rêver de nous échapper ; celle d’une humanité engagée dans un processus de globalisation croissante à cause duquel nous ne pourrons plus dire que nous ne le savions pas. Que faire, alors, pour transformer l’inquiétante posture de surveillance de nos sociétés en un élan de vigilance et de responsabilité collectives ? Jacques Arnould est chargé de mission au Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) sur la dimension éthique des activités spatiales. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages, parmi lesquels, récemment, Requiem pour Darwin et Lève-toi et marche, écrit en collaboration avec Jacques Blamont.
Author: Lierre Keith
Publisher: PM Press
Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—causing the devastation of prairies and forests, driving countless species extinct, altering the climate, and destroying the topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and encourages those with the resources to grow their own food. Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals belong on ecologically sound farms.
Author: Lola A. Åkerström
Publisher: Ulysses Press
WHAT MAKES SWEDES HAPPY? ONE WORD: LAGOM Throwing away all your stuff isn't going to make you happy. Conspicuous consumption isn't going to work either. But somewhere in the middle is lagom—the Swedish way to happiness based on the idea of not too much, not too little. Lagom is not just a word but the very essence of what it means to be a Swede. As you'll discover in this book, lagom is the secret to the enviable Swedish lifestyle of social consciousness, moderation, and sustainability. Guiding you to operate at your most natural, effortless state of contentment, Live Laugh Lagom teaches you to strive for the ultimate balance in all aspects of your existence, including well-being, relationships, work, finances, diet, and home life.
Author: Gabrielle Balkan
Publisher: Phaidon Press
It's a book of world records... of bones! Guess whose bones are the longest, shortest, heaviest, spikiest, and more. With touchable skeletons! Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-color scenic habitats, with easily understood — and humorous — explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behavior is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!
Author: Karen Viggers
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
A woman at the end of her life. A man unable to restart his. A history of guilty secrets and things left unsaid. A powerful, moving novel that will steal your heart.
Author: Richard Holmes
**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** **Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** **The New Republic Best Books of 2013** In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. His accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar are dramatic and exhilarating. Holmes documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose) seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. A seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography, and the metaphysics of flights, Falling Upwards explores the interplay between technology and imagination. And through the strange allure of these great balloonists, it offers a masterly portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision. (With 24 pages of color illustrations, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.) From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Lynas argues that we can sustain a world of nine billion at higher living standards than today, but only if we take a more scientific approach to recognizing the real ecological limits of Earth. And that means taking a clear-eyed, rational look at a host of issues such as organic farming, genetically engineered crops, and nuclear power.
Author: Tom Shone
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most influential and distinctive filmmakers at work in the world today. His films are so admired that nearly every one he makes becomes an instant cult classic. Here, Tom Shone presents in-depth commentaries on each of the nine films Tarantino has directed, from Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight, as well as looking at his early life, acting career, and his indisputable talent for scriptwriting. Illustrated with more than two hundred film stills and behind-the-scenes images, Tarantino: A Retrospective is a tribute to the great auteur's unique talent.
Author: Pierre Hadot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Nearly twenty-five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words "Phusis kruptesthai philei." How the aphorism, usually translated as "Nature loves to hide," has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot. Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus' words. Over time, Hadot finds, "Nature loves to hide" has meant that all that lives tends to die; that Nature wraps herself in myths; and (for Heidegger) that Being unveils as it veils itself. Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst. From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature: the Promethean, or experimental-questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets; and the Orphic, or contemplative-poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass. In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime. "Nature is art and art is nature," Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents: art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature.
Author: Katie Daynes
Publisher: Beginners Series
An illustrated description of how astronauts live in space, especially on board the space shuttle.
Author: Joss Whedon
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Five hundred years in the futures, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew of the transport-for-hire ship Serenity take on two new passengers and soon find themselves in a crossfire between an invincible military force and cannibalistic savages. Writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, makes his long-awaitied feature film directorial debut with Serenity, based on his cult television series Firefly. This large format, full color companion to the movie features: A special Introduction by Joss Whedon An in-depth interview with him about the making of the film The full shooting in script, including scenes cut from the final edit Fascinating productions and background memos by Whedon, including CEA Brief History of the Universe, circa 2507 A.D. Scores of stunning movie stills, storyboards and pieces of production art