Book Title : Origin


Release Date : 2017-10-03
ISBN Code : 9780385542692
Book Author : Dan Brown
Book Publisher : Doubleday
Total Pages : 480

Book Summary :

The #1 New York Times Bestseller from the author of The Da Vinci Code Bilbao, Spain Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence. As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us. Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown's most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

Book Title : Origin


Release Date : 2012-09-04
ISBN Code : 9781101590720
Book Author : Jessica Khoury
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 432

Book Summary :

Pia has always known her destiny. She is meant to start a new race, a line of descendants who will bring an end to death. She has been bred for no other purpose, genetically engineered to be immortal and raised by a team of scientists in a secret compound hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. Now those scientists have begun to challenge her, with the goal of training her to carry on their dangerous work. For as long as she can remember, Pia’s greatest desire has been to fulfill their expectations. But then one night she finds a hole in the impenetrable fence that surrounds her sterile home. Free in the jungle for the first time in her life, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Unable to resist, she continues sneaking out to see him. As they fall in love, they begin to piece together the truth about Pia’s origin—a truth with nothing less than deadly consequences that will change their lives forever. Origin is a beautifully told, electric new way to look at an age-old desire: to live forever. But is eternal life worth living if you can’t spend it with the one you love?

Book Title : A Theory of Earth s Origin

a theory of earth s origin

Release Date : 2001-06-01
ISBN Code : 9780898754247
Book Author : Otto Schmidt
Book Publisher : The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

This book was originally published in 1949 and consists of four lectures which were delivered at the Academy of Sciences Geophysical Institute in 1948 on the author's hypothesis of the genesis of the Earth and other planets.

Book Title : African Myths of Origin

african myths of origin

Release Date : 2005-12-01
ISBN Code : 9780141935317
Book Author : Stephen Belcher
Book Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 544

Book Summary :

Gathering a wide range of traditional African myths, this compelling new collection offers tales of heroes battling mighty serpents and monstrous birds, brutal family conflict and vengeance, and desperate migrations across vast and alien lands. From impassioned descriptions of animal-creators to dramatic stories of communities forced to flee monstrous crocodiles, all the narratives found here concern origins - whether of the universe, peoples or families. Together, they create a kaleidoscopic picture of the rich and varied oral traditions that have shaped the culture and society of successive generations of Africans for thousands of years, throughout the long struggle to survive and explore this massive and environmentally diverse continent.

Book Title : The Great Epic of India

the great epic of india

Release Date : 1993
ISBN Code : 8120809955
Book Author : Edward Washburn Hopkins
Book Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages : 479

Book Summary :

Long age when this book first appeared in the opening year of the century the great Epic, Mahabharata had not been thoroughly examined to see what literature it reflected had not received a careful investigation from the metrical side its philosophy had been reviewed only in a most haphazard fashion and its relation to other epic poetry had been almost judgement on the question of the date and origin of the poem of which scholars knew as yet this poem of which scholars knew as yet scarcely more than that before a definitive answer could be given the whole huge structure must be studied from many points of view.

Book Title : The Birth of the Gods

the birth of the gods

Release Date : 1964
ISBN Code : 0472060937
Book Author : Guy E. Swanson
Book Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Total Pages : 260

Book Summary :

Examines the settlement patterns, class structures, kinship groups, and other social phenomena related to such concepts as monotheism, reincarnation, and witchcraft

Book Title : The Alphabet

the alphabet

Release Date : 1991-01-01
ISBN Code : 8120606949
Book Author : Isaac Taylor
Book Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Total Pages : 778

Book Summary :

Leeters *The Phoenician alphabets * The Armanean alphabets * The South Semitic alphabets * The greek alphabet * Alphabets of Hellenic Ocean * The Iranian alphabet * Indian alphabet...

Book Title : On the Origin of Stories

on the origin of stories

Release Date : 2009-04-15
ISBN Code : 9780674033573
Book Author : Brian Boyd
Book Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 540

Book Summary :

Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Book Title : Origin In Death

origin in death

Release Date : 2008-11-06
ISBN Code : 9780748110964
Book Author : J. D. Robb
Book Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352

Book Summary :

The sickness came into the center of her belly and lay there like a tumor. They've been cloning girls. Not just messing with DNA. But creating them. Selling them. The world famous cosmetic surgeon, Dr Wilfred Icove, has been found dead - a cold, brutal scalpel to the heart. He is a man with nothing to hide, but when Lieutenant Eve Dallas exposes Dr Icove's patient records, a distressing image appears. Eve's trail leads to an exclusive boarding school for girls. A strange, isolated place where everything seems perfect. A little too perfect. And when the main benefactor turns out to be a genius geneticist, Eve readies an attack. With the girls nearing perfection and the men nearing insanity, Eve suspects something truly horrifying is happening . . .

Book Title : On the Origin of Species Russian edition

on the origin of species russian edition

Release Date : 2017-03-04
ISBN Code : 9788826035017
Book Author : Charles Darwin
Book Publisher : e3602
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Различные эволюционные идеи уже были предложены для объяснения новых открытий в биологии. Там была растущая поддержка таких идей среди диссидентских анатомов и широкой общественности, но в первой половине 19-го века английский научное учреждение была тесно связана с Церковью Англии, в то время как наука была частью естественной теологии. Представления о трансмутации видов были спорными, поскольку они конфликтуют с верованиями, что виды были неизменные части проектной иерархии и что люди были уникальными, не связаны с другими животными. Политические и духовные последствия были активно обсуждались, но трансмутация не было принято научным мейнстрима.

Book Title : The Origins of Life

the origins of life

Release Date : 2000-03-16
ISBN Code : 9780191647321
Book Author : John Maynard Smith
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 192

Book Summary :

In this fascinating book, John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary present an original picture of evolution. They propose that during evolution there have been a number of major transitions in the way in which information is passed between generations. These transitions include the appearance of the first replicating molecules, the emergence of co-operative animal societies, and the unique language ability of humans. Containing many new ideas, this book is contemporary biology on the grandest scale, from the birth of life to the origin of language.

Book Title : Origin A Novel

origin a novel

Release Date : 2008-05-17
ISBN Code : 9780393066654
Book Author : Diana Abu-Jaber
Book Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

“Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically.”—Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun In this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision" (Miami Herald), a series of crib deaths in Syracuse, New York, draws the attention of police and national media. Is a serial infant murderer at large?A "haunting story, icy cold in its upstate New York setting but glowing with the unusual brightness of its heroine" (Eugene Weekly), Origin stars a solitary fingerprint examiner who finds herself playing a critical role in the case. Diana Abu-Jaber, a "gifted and graceful writer" (Chicago Tribune), masterfully "transcends formula" (Kirkus Reviews) as "the tension of Origin escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events" (New York Daily News). Reading group guide included.

Book Title : The Origin of Values

the origin of values

Release Date : 2017-07-12
ISBN Code : 9781351477963
Book Author : Raymond Boudon
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 237

Book Summary :

Values have always been a central topic in both philosophy and the social sciences. Statements about what is good or bad, fair or unfair, legitimate or illegitimate, express clear beliefs about human existence. The fact that values differ from culture to culture and century to century opens many questions. In The Origin of Values, Raymond Boudon offers empirical, data-based analysis of existing theories about values, while developing his own perspective as to why people accept or reject value statements. Boudon classifies the main theories of value, including those based on firm belief, social or biological factors, and rational or utilitarian attitudes. He discusses the popular and widely influential Rational Choice Model and critiques the postmodernist approach. Boudon investigates why relativism has become so powerful and contrasts it with the naturalism represented by the work of James Q. Wilson on moral sensibility. He follows with a constructive attempt to develop a new theory, beginning with Weber's idea of non-instrumental rationality as the basis for a more complex idea of rationality. Applying Boudon's own and existing theories of value to political issues and social ideas—the end of apartheid, the death penalty, multiculturalism, communitarianism—The Origin of Values is a significant work. Boudon fulfills a major task of social science: explanation of collective belief. His book will be of interest to sociologists, philosophers, psychologists, and political scientists.

Book Title : The Origin of the Samaritans

the origin of the samaritans

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : 9789004178199
Book Author : Magnar Kartveit
Book Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages : 405

Book Summary :

Many Bible readers will think that chapter 17 of the second book of Kings refers to the origin of the Samaritans. This understanding of the chapter has its earliest attestation in the works of Josephus. The present book evaluates the methods often used for finding the origin of the Samaritans, makes an assessment of well known and new material, and ventures into some uncharted territory. It is suggested that the moment of birth of the Samaritans was the construction of the temple on Mount Gerizim. This happened in the first part of the fourth century b.c.e. in accordance with the original commandment of Moses in Deut 27:4.

Book Title : The Origin of Values

the origin of values

Release Date : 1993-01-01
ISBN Code : 0202304469
Book Author : Michael Hechter
Book Publisher : AldineTransaction
Total Pages : 342

Book Summary :

Although values play a leading role in nearly every explanatory theory in the broad realm of the social and behavioral sciences, very little multidisciplinary research material on values is available. Addressing this need, the editors bring together distinguished social scientists, psychologists, and biologists who collaboratively explore fundamental questions about values: What are the determinants of social values, taboos, and ideologies? What are the determinants of individual values? What is the nature of motivations and rewards? Is there an evolutionary basis for the development of values?

Book Title : The Origin of Capitalism

the origin of capitalism

Release Date : 2002
ISBN Code : 1859843921
Book Author : Ellen Meiksins Wood
Book Publisher : Verso
Total Pages : 213

Book Summary :

Contains extensive new material, especially on imperialism, anti Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state, and the differences betwee ncapitalism and non-capitalist commerce. Traces the links between the origin of capitalism and globalization, ecological degradation and the current agricultural crisis.