Category Archives: Sociology

Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human

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By Joel Garreau

Taking us backstage with today’s most effective researchers and pioneers, bestselling writer Joel Garreau indicates that we're at a turning element in history.  At this second we're engineering the following level of human evolution.  via advances in genetic, robot, info, and nanotechnologies, we're changing our minds, our thoughts, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny–and probably our very souls.  Radical Evolution finds that the powers of our comic-book superheroes exist already, or are in improvement in hospitals, labs, and study amenities round the country–from the revved-up reflexes and pace of Spider-Man and Superman, to the improved psychological acuity and reminiscence features of a sophisticated species. Over the subsequent fifteen years, Garreau makes transparent during this New York Times ebook membership most effective choice, those improvements becomes a part of our daily lives. the place will they lead us? To heaven–where technology’s promise to make us smarter, vanquish disorder, and expand our lives is the reply to our prayers? Or, as a few argue, to hell–where unrestrained expertise brings concerning the final destruction of our species?

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade (No-Nonsense Guides)

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By David Ransom

From espresso farming in Peru and cocoa construction in Ghana to denims manufacture in China and the Banana warfare of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this No-Nonsense advisor tells the human tale in the back of the goods we devour. interpreting the competition among 'free' and 'fair' exchange worldwide, David Ransom argues that the most important query isn't no matter if alternate can be regulated or deregulated, yet if it is to be the grasp or servant of the folk.

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ABC: The Alphabetizaton of the Popular Mind

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By Ivan Illich, Barry Sanders

In ABC... thinker and cultural analyst Ivan Illich and medieval student and literary critic Barry Sanders have produced an unique, meticulous and provocative examine of the arrival, unfold and current decline of literacy. They discover he effect of the alphabet on primary proposal strategies and attitudes, on reminiscence, on political groupings and religous and cultural expectancies. Their exam of the current erosion of literacy within the new technological languages of 'newspeak' and 'uniquack' they usually indicate how new attitudes to language are changing our global view our feel of self and of group.

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Speaking to Teenagers: How to Think About, Create, and Deliver Effective Messages

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By Doug Fields, Duffy Robbins

Get prepared for a crash direction in potent conversation. greater than only a publication on find out how to ³do talks,² talking to kids combines the event and knowledge of 2 veteran early life ministry audio system, besides insightful learn and sensible instruments, that can assist you strengthen messages that interact scholars with the affection of Christ and the ability of his observe. even if you¹re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, talking to young children is vital to figuring out and getting ready nice messages. jointly, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins express you ways they craft their very own messages and provides you the instruments to do it your self. They¹ll consultant you, step by step, throughout the means of getting ready and providing significant messages that successfully speak on your scholars. Fields and Robbins stroll you thru 3 dimensions of a message‹the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the idea that and rules of inductive conversation. You¹ll additionally get worthy pointers on discovering illustrations on your speak and utilizing them for max impression, in addition to insights on studying your viewers and powerful physique language. As talking to youngsters publications you towards turning into a more advantageous communicator, you¹ll locate that this book¹s useful rules will absolutely influence how you view, deal with, and speak to teenagers.

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No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution

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By John Robbins

Internationally identified vegan and bestselling writer John Robbins has persisted his observations and investigations into nutrients politics and food-related problems with the day in his renowned HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org.

No chuffed Cows collects those fresh observations in addition to by no means sooner than released fabric for the 1st time in publication shape. Robbins stocks his dispatches from the frontlines of the nutrients revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed plenty and slaughterhouses, to the increase of meals illness, the slave alternate at the back of chocolate and occasional, what he calls the sham of "Vitamin Water," and the consequences of hormones on animals and animal items.

Topics include:

  • The thin on grassfed beef
  • Greed and salmonella
  • Junk nutrients advertising and marketing to kids
  • Soy and Alzheimer's
  • Hormones in our milk
  • Plus many extra.

Robbin's trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships among animals and the people who elevate them remind us of the significance of operating for a extra compassionate and environmentally liable global.

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Psychosocial Criminology

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By David Gadd

The e-book opinions present mental and sociological theories earlier than outlining a extra sufficient realizing of the legal criminal. It sheds new gentle on a sequence of crimes―rape, serial homicide, racial harassment, 'jack-rolling' (mugging of drunks), household violence―and modern criminological concerns reminiscent of worry of crime, cognitive-behavioral interventions and restorative justice. Authors David Gadd and Tony Jefferson compile theories approximately id, subjectivity, and gender to supply the 1st finished account in their psychoanalytically encouraged technique. for every subject, the theoretical standpoint is supported through person case reports, that are designed to facilitate the knowledge of concept and to illustrate its program to quite a few criminological subject matters.

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From Stonehenge to Las Vegas: Archaeology as Popular Culture

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By Cornelius Holtorf

Indiana Jones. Lara Croft. Archaeologist as folks hero, detective, treasure hunter. The that means of items less than the outside. The existence heritage of Stonehenge. Las Vegas' Luxor resort. Copies of artifacts as modern kitch. The connections among archaeology and modern tradition are never-ending. Cornelius Holtorf merges archaeological and cultural idea to take readers on an erudite journey of those intersections, utilizing wide-ranging examples and compelling photos to help his usually arguable theses. intentionally blurring the borders among past people and present meanings, this bold undertaking seeks at the very least the redefinition of the time period "archaeology." equivalent components fun, infuriating, and provocative, this paintings will curiosity scholars and lecturers in archaeology, anthropology, cultural experiences and human geography, in addition to execs in historical past administration and museums.

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