Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was one of the twentieth century's most prescient and profound thinkers. As a cultural historian, he sought a broader perspective on humanity's relationship to the earth in order to respond to the ecological and social challenges of our times.
Asserting that religious creeds and philosophical questions can be reduced to purely genetic and evolutionary components, and that the human body and mind have a physical base obedient to the laws of physics and chemistry, Genesis demonstrates that the only way for us to fully understand human behavior is to study the evolutionary histories of nonhuman species.
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Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet . . .$19.95ISBN: 9780674237704Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Belknap Press - March 11th, 2019
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"This absolutely splendid book is a triumph on every level. A first-rate history of the United States, it is beautifully written, deeply researched, and filled with entertaining stories. For anyone who wants to see our democracy flourish, this is the book to read."
--Doris Kearns Goodwin$18.95ISBN: 9780691183251Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Princeton University Press - September 18th, 2018
Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return.$15.00ISBN: 9780679720218Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Vintage - May 7th, 1991
A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.$22.99ISBN: 9780062316110Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Harper Perennial - May 15th, 2018
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The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, now available as a beautifully packaged paperback$29.99ISBN: 9781250092700Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Flatiron Books - November 2016
The Well of Being, from Jean-Pierre Weill, is an illustrated inquiry into the art of happiness and what it means to be radically alive in our daily moments. Images and a graceful philosophic text invite us to awaken from our constructed stories that we may return to this world and live in the present.$16.95ISBN: 9781608685400Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: New World Library - August 25th, 2018
Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something.$15.00ISBN: 9780316068222Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Click Through for Each Location's StockPublished: Little, Brown and Company - April 14th, 2009
Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion?