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Par René Descartes, John J Blom. 1978
Contains Descartes' correspondence, mainly to Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Queen Christina of Sweden, which describes his moral philosophy and… psychology. The introduction sketches Descartes' moral psychology and its relation to his method and metaphysics. 1978. Uniform title: Selections.
Par Marjorie Harris. 2009
Harris - who has been an organic gardener since the 1960s - encourages the Canadian gardener to get back to… basics. With information updated for today's society, she shows how little use pesticides and chemicals are when making a lush and abundant garden. 2009.
Par Jane Jacobs. 2004
Architectural and city-planning scholar Jacobs argues that Western civilization in general and North American society in particular are headed for… a period of reconfiguration, chaos, and lost cultural memory. She credits this to the erosion of five key pillars of Western civilization: community and family, higher education, scientific advancement, taxation, and self-policing by learned professions, as well as changes in agriculture and transportation. 2004.
Par Christopher Norris. 1987
Jacques Derrida is one of the most important people in contemporary Anglo-American literary theory. This book sets out to explain… the significance of Derrida's writings and to place them within the western philosophical tradition. The author also discusses some reasons for the massive institutional resistance which has prevented philosophers from engaging seriously with Derrida's work. 1987.
Par Ed Marsden Rasunah, Rasunah Marsden. 2000
This is the first anthology of the emerging genre of Indigenous creative non-fiction. The work gathered spans a wide range… of formats and style, from essay, biography, story, and prose to journalism, making it an important collection of Aboriginal literature that defies convention and established boundaries. 2000.
Par Editor Sewell Marilyn. 1991
More than three hundred selections of poetry and prose by women authors, all addressing religion and spirituality. Sections such as… "Mothering", "Generations", "The Will toward the Good", and "Images of the Divine" include works by Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Sexton, and others. 1991.
Par Diane Ackerman. 2001
A celebration of the sensory pleasures of the garden, from deadheading flowers to studying slugs. Ackerman describes the unexpected drama,… and the sanctuary, that her garden provides. Her hymn to the outdoors and the pleasure we take in it ranges from descriptions of nature's violence to loneliness, portrayed by clamouring male crickets in spring, to sheer wonderment. 2001.
Par Rick Book. 2003
Twenty-four stories re-examine Christmas Past, challenging, moving and encouraging the reader to discover toe true meaning of the holiday season.… One tale is of Father Jean de Brébeuf, who composed the Huron Carol to win over Native peoples in the 17th century. Another is about a lightkeeper's wife in Nova Scotia for whom the storms of Christmas Eve bring an inexplicable visitation. 2003.
Par Bryan Magee. 1997
The author tells the story of his discovery of philosophy, and in doing so introduces the subject to his reader.… Experiences of everyday life provide discussion of philosophers and explain why certain philosophical questions persistently exercise our minds. 1997.
Par Jean Cocteau, Margaret Crosland. 1972
Par Lydia Flem. 1997
A psychoanalyst examines the life and memoirs of the self-professed great lover. Describes Giacomo Casanova's pleasure in reliving his experiences… as he wrote twelve volumes of his reflections. Analyzes his amorous pursuit of women. Some descriptions of sex. c1997. Uniform title: Casanova, ou, L'exercise du bonheur.
Par Kieran Egan. 2000
This narrative is a chronicle of Egan's Zen garden adventure with observations about the "Zen" principles that guided his work.… It is the education professor's first foray into the world of garden writing. 2000.
Par Jean-Paul Sartre, Hazel Estella Barnes. 2003
This monumental book, regarded by many as Sartre's greatest achievement, is one of the most influential philosophical works of the… 20th century. In it Sartre set out his fundamental views on philosophy and laid the foundations of existentialism. 2003.
Par Jean Vanier. 1998
Jean Vanier shares his vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He… proposes that by opening ourselves to others, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. 1998.
Aristotle's children: how Christians, Muslims, and Jews rediscovered ancient wisdom and illuminated the Dark Ages
Par Richard E Rubenstein. 2003
Europe was in the long slumber of the Dark Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language… was all but forgotten, until a group of Arab, Jewish, and Christian scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread across Europe like wildfire, offering the scientific point of view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The Catholic Church convulsed, and riots took place at the universities of Paris and Oxford. 2003.
Par Barbara Mitchell, W. O Mitchell, Ormond Mitchell. 1997
A collection of 31 pieces of Mitchell's writing which he often used in public readings. Some are from his novels,… such as "Who has seen the wind" and "The vanishing point," and others are new to this collection. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 1997.
Par Michelle Obama. 2012
America’s First Lady describes the kitchen garden that she and White House staff planted in 2009 on the south lawn.… Discusses seasonal plants and chores, provides recipes, explores other gardens across the country, and examines the history of gardening. 2012.
Par Joann Woy. 1997
Advises gardeners with special needs on ideas, tools, and methods. Topics include garden design and layout, raised beds, container and… tabletop gardening, easy composting, watering, lawn care, and accessories to facilitate physical tasks. An appendix lists sources of tools, supplies, and information. c1997.
Par Rolf Tiedemann, Theodor W Adorno, Robert Hullot-Kentor, Gretel Adorno. 1997
Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Analysing the sublime, the ugly and… the beautiful, Adorno shows how such concepts frame and distil human experience and that it is human experience that ultimately underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formulation 'art is the sedimented history of human misery'. 1997.
Par Mary Wollstonecraft, Miriam Brody. 2004
Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary… Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity, and instead laid out the principles of emancipation: an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Mary Wollstonecraft's work was received with a mixture of admiration and outrage - Walpole called her 'a hyena in petticoats' - yet it established her as the mother of modern feminism. Originally published in 1792. c2004.