• Philosophy


Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307569764
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 9009
The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Philosophy

Letters from a Stoic

Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
Author: Seneca
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141914521
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 2902
A philosophy that saw self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', Stoicism called for the restraint of animal instincts and the severing of emotional ties. These beliefs were formulated by the Athenian followers of Zeno in the fourth century BC, but it was in Seneca (c. 4 BC- AD 65) that the Stoics found their most eloquent advocate. Stoicism, as expressed in the Letters, helped ease pagan Rome's transition to Christianity, for it upholds upright ethical ideals and extols virtuous living, as well as expressing disgust for the harsh treatment of slaves and the inhumane slaughters witnessed in the Roman arenas. Seneca's major contribution to a seemingly unsympathetic creed was to transform it into a powerfully moving and inspiring declaration of the dignity of the individual mind.

    • History

The Emperor's Handbook

A New Translation of The Meditations
Author: Marcus Aurelius,C. Scot Hicks,David Hicks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743233832
Category: History
Page: 148
View: 3269
A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

    • Fiction


Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264863
Category: Fiction
Page: 200
View: 9253
Vampires, those dark children of the night, who rise from their coffins to suck the blood of the living, continue to hold a strange fascination and dread. In this unique collection of vampire stories you will find some of the earliest depictions of these

    • Philosophy

The Essential Marcus Aurelius

Author: Jacob Needleman,John Piazza
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216115
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
View: 832
This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

    • Health & Fitness

The Scienti-Fit

Logical fitness through the eyes of a Heart Surgeon
Author: Dr. Kalpesh Malik
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1947498479
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 236
View: 3110
A renowned Cardiac Surgeon talks about the pitfalls in the field of medicine, nutrition, and fitness. He takes you on a tour through the world of fitness, logically and eloquently elucidating the various factors that lead to obesity and other lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and hypothyroidism. The author explains how these conditions develop, how they can be prevented, and how they can be reversed most of the time. He has also developed new techniques to achieve fat loss and muscle gain in the shortest possible time without the use of steroids.

    • Philosophy

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations

Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems
Author: Jules Evans
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608682307
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
View: 7681
When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He interviewed soldiers, psychologists, gangsters, astronauts, and anarchists and discovered the ways that people are using philosophy now to build better lives. Ancient philosophy has inspired modern communities — Socratic cafés, Stoic armies, Epicurean communes — and even whole nations in the quest for the good life. This book is an invitation to a dream school with a rowdy faculty that includes twelve of the greatest philosophers from the ancient world, sharing their lessons on happiness, resilience, and much more. Lively and inspiring, this is philosophy for the street, for the workplace, for the battlefield, for love, for life.

    • Fiction

Money Man

21st Century Super Hero
Author: Abhijeet Singh
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1946556750
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
View: 1586
""I want a helicopter on the roof; will you get that for me?” she said. ""Which chopper?” the stranger queried without an ounce of doubt. Bhavna was on an ‘accidental date’, with a stranger she just met. She embarked on a journey with this stranger, around the world and to its baffling reality, hidden behind the facade of cosmetic speeches scripted for International Forums. Their journey is marred with experiences that leave them with questions like, ""Is there any space on this planet where money doesn't have control? What really helps to run this world, Hope or Greed?"

    • Performing Arts


Improvisation and the Theatre
Author: Gillyanne Kayes,Jeremy Fisher
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780878301638
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 208
View: 6985
According to some politicians and much of the mainstream media, immigrant populations only contribute crime to their communities. Seen as unmotivated and unemployed, these immigrants are thought to be a threat to society's moral fiber, and a burden to its justice system. Ramiro Martinez tells a very different story in Latino Homicide. Studying five major cities--Chicago, El Paso, Houston, Miami, and San Diego--Martinez reveals Latino homicide rates to be markedly lower than one would expect, given the economic deprivation of these urban areas. Far from dangerous or criminal, these communities often have exceptionally strong social networks precisely because of their shared immigrant experiences. With fascinating case studies drawn from police reports and actual cases, Latino Homicide refutes negative stereotypes in a coherent and critically rigorous analysis of the issues.

Deep and Deliberate Delegation

A New Art for Unleashing Talent and Winning Back Time
Author: Dave Stitt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780956774712
Page: 262
View: 3526
We think we know what delegation is but few of us actually do it well, or even at all. Instead of deliberately growing new capability in the people around us, we too often hoard responsibility to protect our turf, or micromanage, or indiscriminately dump tasks. It leads, says Dave Stitt in this compact and sharply observed meditation, to burned out managers, bored or swamped staff, and choke points in teams and organisations. Delving into the anatomy of effective delegation, and offering fresh insights into issues of trust, motivation, communication and accountability, Stitt develops a set of approaches and techniques for empowering and inspiring people around us so that great things can start happening right away, even if it's not us doing them.

    • History

The Stoic Sage

The Early Stoics on Wisdom, Sagehood and Socrates
Author: René Brouwer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107024218
Category: History
Page: 242
View: 1839
The first-ever book-length study of the influential Stoic concept of wisdom.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Letters to a Young Poet

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625587643
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 66
View: 442
These ten letters, written by one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century, offer deep and sincere advice to the young poet. They touch on all aspects of life and are valuable to anyone wishing to be a poet and to those who are not. Written with power, style, and conviction these letters will guide and inspire anyone who reads them. Wilder Publications is a green publisher. All of our books are printed to order. This reduces waste and helps us keep prices low while greatly reducing our impact on the environment.

    • Business & Economics

Dear Client

This Book Will Teach You How to Get What You Want from Creative People
Author: Bonnie Siegler
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579658555
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 3958
In a world where every business, brand, product, and service needs a strong visual identity, it’s critical for clients and creative professionals to work together. And the key to success, as with any relationship, is communication. In Dear Client, award-winning graphic designer Bonnie Siegler offers an invaluable step-by-step guide to how to talk so creatives will listen, and how to listen when creatives talk. Written as a series of honest, friendly lessons—“Know What You Like,” “Decide Who Will Decide,” “Focus Groups Suck,” “Don’t Say ‘Make It Yellow,’ Say ‘Make It Sunny,’” “Serve Lunch During Lunchtime Meetings”—it shows exactly how to deal with the subjectivity, emotional pitfalls, and occasional chaos of a creative partnership. Here’s how to articulate your visual goals and set a clear, consistent direction. How to give feedback that works and avoid words that inhibit creative thinking. How to be open to something you didn’t imagine. And most of all, how to have fun, save money, and get the results you want.

Tao Te Ching

Author: Laozi
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548164782
Page: 90
View: 4279
The Tao Te Ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism. This ancient book is also central in Chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages.

    • Fiction

Tales of the Argonauts

Author: Bret Harte
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425006418
Category: Fiction
Page: 376
View: 6365
A collection of short stories that are stimulating and engrossing is presented. An invigorating depth of psychology, affections and attitudes is offered. The characters are beautifully drawn and integrated in the plot leading to broad and comprehensive stories that captivate the reader.

    • Self-Help

Mood Mapping

Plot your way to emotional health and happiness
Author: Liz Miller
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1905744765
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 1193
Mood mapping simply involves plotting how you feel against your energy levels, to determine your current mood. Dr Liz Miller then gives you the tools you need to lift your low mood, so improving your mental health and wellbeing. Dr Miller developed this technique as a result of her own diagnosis of bipolar disorder (manic depression), and of overcoming it, leading her to seek ways to improve the mental health of others. This innovative book illustrates: * The Five Keys to Moods: learn to identify the physical or emotional factors that affect your moods * The Miller Mood Map: learn to visually map your mood to increase self-awareness * Practical ways to implement change to alleviate low mood Mood mapping is an essential life skill; by giving an innovative perspective to your life, it enables you to be happier, calmer and to bring positivity to your own life and to those around you. ‘A gloriously accessible read from a truly unique voice’ Mary O’Hara, Guardian ‘It’s great to have such accessible and positive advice about our moods, which, after all, govern everything we do. I love the idea of MoodMapping’ Dr Phil Hammond ‘Can help you find calm and take the edge off your anxieties’ Evening Standard ‘MoodMapping is a fantastic tool for managing your mental health and taking control of your life’ Jonathan Naess, Founder of Stand to Reason

    • Biography & Autobiography

Bruce Lee

Fighting Spirit : a Biography
Author: Bruce Thomas
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 9781883319250
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 329
View: 5742
Draws on interviews to break the myths surrounding Bruce Lee's life and discover the man who struggled to reconcile Hollywood's preoccupations with his Zen monastery discipline


The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side
Author: Julia Shaw
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781419729492
Page: 288
View: 7711
What is it about evil that we find so compelling? From our obsession with serial killers to violence in pop culture, we seem inescapably drawn to the stories of monstrous acts and the aberrant people who commit them. But evil, Dr. Julia Shaw argues, is all relative, rooted in our unique cultures. What one may consider normal, like sex before marriage, eating meat, or being a banker, others find abhorrent. And if evil is only in the eye of the beholder, can it be said to exist at all? In Evil, Shaw uses case studies from academia, examples from and popular culture, and anecdotes from everyday life to break down complex information and concepts like the neuroscience of evil, the psychology of bloodlust, and workplace misbehavior. This is a wide-ranging exploration into a fascinating, darkly compelling subject.

Modern JavaScript

Author: James Kolce,Craig Buckler,Sebastian Seitz,Mark Brown,Pavels Jelisejevs,Azat Mardan,David M. Green,Jack Rometty
Publisher: SitePoint
ISBN: 1492023574
Page: 154
View: 3443
It's not uncommon these days to see people complaining about just how complex JavaScript development seems to have become. We can have some sympathy with that view when it's coming from someone new to the language. If you're learning JS, it won't take long for you to be exposed to the enormity of the ecosystem and the sheer number of moving pieces you need to understand (at least conceptually) to build a modern web application. Package management, linting, transpilation, module bundling, minification, source maps, frameworks, unit testing, hot reloading... it can't be denied that this is a lot more complex that just including a couple of script tags in your page and FTPing it up to the server. Included topics: The Anatomy of a Modern JavaScript Application by James Kolce An Introduction to Gulp.js by Craig Buckler The Basics of DOM Manipulation in Vanilla JavaScript (No jQuery) by Sebastian Seitz A Beginner's Guide to Webpack 2 and Module Bundling by Mark Brown React vs Angular: An In-depth Comparison by Pavels Jelisejevs Retrofit Your Website as a Progressive Web App by Craig Buckler 10 Tips to Become a Better Node Developer by Azat Mardan An Introduction to Functional JavaScript by M. David Green An Introduction to Chart.js 2.0 : Six Simple Examples by Jack Rometty Learning JavaScript Test-Driven Development by Example by James Wright This book is for intermediate level JavaScript developers. Some experience of JavaScript development is assumed.

    • Business & Economics

The Art of Success

What No One Ever Taught You (but You Still Need to Know)
Author: James Melouney
Publisher: James Melouney
ISBN: 9780994505804
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
View: 5463
The Art of Success is a compendium of 189 life-changing ideas, built on the wisdom of 134 inspiring exemplars. In eight compelling chapters, the author lays out his answer to one of the greatest questions human beings have ever asked: What are we to do with the brief and fragile life we have been gifted with? A delightful read for young and old.