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August
The Human Lineage - Matt Cartmill"This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficult task--that of presenting the substantial body of paleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidence regarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history, in a logical and readable way without sacrificing either clarity or detail... the sheer quality of the writing and explanatory synthesis in this book will undoubtedly make it a valuable resource for students for many years." "--PaleoAnthropology," 2010 This book focuses on the last ten million years
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August
Il cuore dell'Āyurveda. Antologia di lezioni dai testi classici dell'āyurveda - Ernesto IannacconeIl cuore dell'Āyurveda è un'antologia di brani tratti dai grandi classici dell'Āyurveda antico. Le tematiche proposte spaziano dalla medicina alla filosofia, dall'ecologia all'amore, dall'analisi dei sogni alla logica. Ma ciò che vi si trova è soprattutto una descrizione dell'arte del buon vivere, intesa come capacità di realizzare una compenetrazione intima e profonda tra la propria anima individuale e l'anima dell'universo. Gli insegnamenti dell'Āyurveda rivestono un carattere essenzialmente pratico, ma di una praticità che affonda le proprie radici in una saggezza chiara e luminosa, frutto
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August
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World - Mark KurlanskyThe Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He blends in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. In a
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August
Paradoxes from A to Z - Michael ClarkThis guide to paradoxes takes the reader on a lively tour of puzzles that have taxed thinkers from Zeno to Galileo and Lewis Carroll to Bertrand Russell. Michael Clark uncovers an array of conundrums, such as Achilles and the Tortoise, Theseus' Ship, Hempel's Raven, and the Prisoners' Dilemma, taking in subjects as diverse as knowledge, ethics, science, art and politics.