National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

An Illustrated Time Line

Author: Tim Cooke

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206984

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 6905

Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.

National Geographic Concise History of the World

An Illustrated Timeline

Author: Neil Kagan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792283645

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5629

A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.

Santa Fe

400 Years, 400 Questions : Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1610

Author: Elizabeth West

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865348766

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 1705

This question-and-answer book contains 400 reminders of what is known and what is sometimes forgotten or misunderstood about a city that was founded more than 400 years ago. Not a traditional history book, this group of questions is presented in an apparently random order, and the answers occasionally meander off topic, as if part of a casual conversation.

Glimpses of the Scriptures of Major World Religions

Author: Ashok K. Sinha

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493159984

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 3911

This book, ”A COLLECTION OF EXCERPTS FROM THE SCRIPTURES OF MAJOR WORLD RELIGIONS,” consists of three major Parts. PART I (adopted from an earlier book by the author) pertains to major religions that originated in INDIA at different epochs of history; namely, HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, JAINISM, and SIKHISM. PART I I contains excerpts from the main scriptures of the three religions that originated in European and the Middle Eastern regions with their original roots in Prophet Abraham, namely, JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, And ISLAM. Thus, PART I contains excerpts from the Vedas and the Upanishads (Hinduism); the Dhammapad (Buddhism); the Agam (Jainism); and the Guru Granth Saheb (Sikhism.) A number of essays on the historical backgrounds, the leading figures and events, and their interrelations are also included for a deeper appreciation of the pertinent philosophies. PART II, similarly, contains excerpts from The Old Testament (Judaism) and The New Testament (Christianity) of the Bible, and the Koran (Islam), with a brief Introduction in each case. The main purpose of presenting this book is to illustrate the commonality of the Indian religions due to their common root – Hinduism -- that came into being in India some 10-15 millennia ago, and was modified from time to time. These religions have coexisted peacefully and harmoniously for centuries and millennia, and have contributed much in the global spiritual development. In particular, Buddhism has been adopted in a significant portion of Asia (China, Japan, South-East Asia), and has been also attracting the intellectuals in the West in recent years. Interrelations among the other three religions are also evident due to their common root; though significant historical schisms and ideological differences among them are also well-known. As the world enters the Twentieth Century, it is imperative for world-peace that people across the globe try to understand one another better, in terms of the spiritual and religious beliefs, philosophies, mentalities, and traditional tendencies that shape their individual lives as well as their mutual interaction patterns. It is hoped that this book makes a small contribution in that direction.

National Geographic Investigates Ancient Aztec

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Mexico's Past

Author: Henry Russell,Tim Cooke

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426300721

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1128

Describes the work of archaeologists who have uncovered the artifacts of ancient Aztecs of Mexico.

The National Geographic desk reference

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society


Category: Nature

Page: 699

View: 416

Offers a comprehensive collection of geographic information, including charts, maps, and articles about climate, weather, geology, and human and cultural geography

American Reference Books Annual

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference books

Page: N.A

View: 5193

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

National Geographic almanac of American history

Author: James Miller,John Milliken Thompson,Hugh Ambrose,National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society


Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5057

Uses images, maps, historic facts, and concise analysis to provide an in-depth resource on United States history.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 9747

Atlas of the Middle East

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780792250661

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 497

Includes thematic maps and detailed regional and individual maps for sixteen countries from Bahrain to Yemen, plus two Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426202216

Category: Reference

Page: 128

View: 4959

Includes thematic maps and detailed regional and individual maps for countries from Afghanistan to Yemen, plus two Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

Rom und Jerusalem

Author: Moses Hess

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883848826

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 8071

Theatrum orbis terrarum

gedruckt zu Nuermberg durch Johann Koler anno MDLXXII

Author: Abraham Ortelius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896785831

Category: Atlases

Page: 208

View: 4823

Senior High Core Collection

A Selection Guide

Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210861

Category: Best books

Page: 1456

View: 2620

- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Atlas der Welt

Länder, Völker und Kulturen

Author: Chez Picthall,Christiane Gunzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401064604


Page: 72

View: 9003

Der reich bebilderte Atlas stellt auf übersichtlichen Karten alle Länder der Welt mit ihren Hauptstädten, Staatsgrenzen, Nationalflaggen, den wichtigsten Grossstädten, Flüssen, Seen und Gebirgen vor. Ab 9.


Eine Anthropologie der Modernen

Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518737376

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 6370

Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte der französische Soziologe und Philosoph Bruno Latour konstatiert: »Wir sind nie modern gewesen«, und sich an einer »symmetrischen Anthropologie« jenseits der Trennung von Natur und Kultur versucht. Nun legt er sein zweites Hauptwerk vor, das dieses faszinierende Projekt mit einer »Anthropologie der Modernen« fortschreibt und den verschiedenen Existenzweisen von Wissenschaft, Technologie, Recht, Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik in der modernen Welt nachspürt. Ein großes Panorama der Modi moderner Existenz. Latour setzt für dieses Projekt bei der globalen Verflechtung aller Lebensbereiche an, die heute nicht zuletzt am Problem des Klimawandels sichtbar wird. Zugleich zeigt sich aber an diesem Problem auch, dass es verschiedene Handlungssphären gibt, die jeweils eigene Existenzweisen besitzen: Politiker, die sich mit dem Klimaproblem befassen, sind eben keine Wissenschaftler, die Klimaforschung betreiben, und Unternehmer orientieren sich zunächst an den Maßgaben der Wirtschaftlichkeit; wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden daher nicht einfach in politische und ökonomische Handlungen übersetzt. Dennoch sind für Latour diese verschiedenen Existenzmodi nicht unabhängig voneinander, sondern durchdringen einander und kreieren gemeinsam Probleme, die es in der Folge auch gemeinsam zu lösen gilt. Es bedarf daher einer neuen Form der »Diplomatie«, die zwischen den einzelnen Existenzweisen vermittelt. Nicht weniger als die Zukunft unseres Planeten steht auf dem Spiel und nicht weniger als eine solche diplomatische Vermittlung versucht dieses grundlegende und wegweisende Buch zu leisten. Auf dass wir endlich modern werden!