by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, A Foot In The River Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Foot In The River books, We are a weird species. Like other species, we have a culture. But by comparison with other species, we are strangely unstable: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering speed. They vary, radically and rapidly, from time to time and place to place. And the way we live--our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values--seems to be changing at an ever accelerating pace. The effects can be dislocating, baffling, sometimes terrifying. Why is this? In A Foot in the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto sifts through the evidence and offers some radical answers to these very big questions about the human species and its history--and speculates on what these answers might mean for our future. Combining insights from a huge range of disciplines, including history, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and even business studies, he argues that culture is exempt from evolution. Ultimately, no environmental conditions, no genetic legacy, no predictable patterns, no scientific laws determine our behaviour. We can consequently make and remake our world in the freedom of unconstrained imaginations. A revolutionary book which challenges scientistic assumptions about culture and how and why cultural change happens, A Foot in the River comes to conclusions which readers may well find by turns both daunting and also potentially hugely liberating.
by Giorgio Riello, A Foot In The Past Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Foot In The Past books, During the Enlightenment, in a society that was increasingly urbanised and mobile, footwear was an essential item of apparel. This book considers not only the practical but also the symbolic meaning of footwear in France and England during the period from the end of the seventeenth to the mid nineteenth century.
by William Henry Hudson, Afoot In England Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Afoot In England books, This charming travelogue from William Henry Hudson, expert birdwatcher and renowned chronicler of English country life, gives readers unparalleled access to the quaint rhythms of village existence at the turn of the twentieth century. These essays and observations will please readers who have a love for English culture and the great outdoors.
by Vincent D. Homan, A Foot In Two Worlds Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Foot In Two Worlds books, After the untimely death of his son, a pastor learns he must find a balance between grief and Christian hope, ultimately discovering that embracing one does not diminish the other. He learns grief is not an illness one must recover from, but a journey one must walk. A Foot in Two Worlds examines the intense grief that accompanies tragic loss and demonstrates how it interacts with our perception of goodness, innocence, and God. Each chapter explores the conflicting life experiences that tragedy or loss often forces onto people who trust in a good God. Grief is a nondiscriminatory offender, striking the hearts and homes of its victims. This story welcomes the grief-stricken to a place of middle ground, where faith, doubt, hope, and loss coexist--starting the move from innocence to a hopeful reality. Of the many books on grief, few offer permission to the bereaved to develop a new normalcy by embracing both grief and hope. A Foot in Two Worlds targets several significant needs. It compassionately reaches out to the entire community of the bereaved with special grace offered to brokenhearted parents. It gives a deeper look into the heart of grief and mourning. Finally, through stories and scripture, the book offers direction and understanding to those who provide care to family members and friends who suffer tragic loss.
by Richard Phillips, A Million Of Facts And Correct Data In The Entire Circle Of The Sciences And On All Subjects Of Speculation And Practice By Sir Richard Phillips Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Million Of Facts And Correct Data In The Entire Circle Of The Sciences And On All Subjects Of Speculation And Practice By Sir Richard Phillips books,
by Daniel McCool, River Republic Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download River Republic books, Daniel McCool not only chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, he also narrates the second, brighter act in this ongoing story: the surging, grassroots movement to bring these rivers back to life and ensure they remain pristine for future generations. The culmination of ten years of research and observation, McCool's book confirms the surprising news that America's rivers are indeed returning to a healthier, free-flowing condition. The politics of river restoration demonstrates how strong grassroots movements can challenge entrenched powers and win. Through passion and dedication, ordinary people are reclaiming the American landscape, forming a "river republic" of concerned citizens from all backgrounds and sectors of society. As McCool shows, the history, culture, and fate of America is tied to its rivers, and their restoration is a microcosm mirroring American beliefs, livelihoods, and an increasing awareness of what two hundred years of environmental degradation can do. McCool profiles the individuals he calls "instigators," who initiated the fight for these waterways and, despite enormous odds, have succeeded in the near-impossible task of challenging and changing the status quo. Part I of the volume recounts the history of America's relationship to its rivers; part II describes how and why Americans "parted" them out, destroying their essence and diminishing their value; and part III shows how society can live in harmony with its waterways while restoring their well-being—and, by extension, the well-being of those who depend on them.