DOWNLOAD OUR APP AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS!

 

 

Books

Books (33)

Author: Will Durant
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Simon Schuster
Studio: Simon & Schuster
Label: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
List Price: $22.00
Sale Price: $17.92 You save: $4.08
View more offers Buy New From: $12.09 Used From: $7.75
Features:
  • Simon Schuster
Product Description: A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars.
From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell.
From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.


Reviews




Author: Jim Davies
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Palgrave MacMillan Trade
Studio: St. Martin's Press
Label: St. Martin's Press
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Manufacturer: St. Martin's Press
List Price: $28.99
Sale Price: $15.66 You save: $13.33
View more offers Buy New From: $10.42 Used From: $6.29
Features:
  • Palgrave MacMillan Trade
Product Description:

Why do some things pass under the radar of our attention, but other things capture our interest? Why do some religions catch on and others fade away? What makes a story, a movie, or a book riveting? Why do some people keep watching the news even though it makes them anxious?
The past 20 years have seen a remarkable flourishing of scientific research into exactly these kinds of questions. Professor Jim Davies' fascinating and highly accessible book, Riveted, reveals the evolutionary underpinnings of why we find things compelling, from art to religion and from sports to superstition. Compelling things fit our minds like keys in the ignition, turning us on and keeping us running, and yet we are often unaware of what makes these "keys" fit. What we like and don't like is almost always determined by subconscious forces, and when we try to consciously predict our own preferences we're often wrong. In one study of speed dating, people were asked what kinds of partners they found attractive. When the results came back, the participants' answers before the exercise had no correlation with who they actually found attractive in person! We are beginning to understand just how much the brain makes our decisions for us: we are rewarded with a rush of pleasure when we detect patterns, as the brain thinks we've discovered something significant; the mind urges us to linger on the news channel or rubberneck an accident in case it might pick up important survival information; it even pushes us to pick up People magazine in order to find out about changes in the social structure.
Drawing on work from philosophy, anthropology, religious studies, psychology, economics, computer science, and biology, Davies offers a comprehensive explanation to show that in spite of the differences between the many things that we find compelling, they have similar effects on our minds and brains.



Reviews




Author: Gary Keller
Binding: Paperback
Brand: imusti
Studio: John Murray Press Learning
Label: John Murray Press Learning
Publisher: John Murray Press Learning
Manufacturer: John Murray Press Learning


View more offers Buy New From: $9.22 Used From: $9.18 Collectible From: $29.95
Features:
  • JOHN MURRAY PUBLISHERS
Product Description: One-Thing


Reviews




Author: Daniel Lieberman
Binding: Hardcover
Format: Deckle Edge
Studio: Pantheon
Label: Pantheon
Publisher: Pantheon
Manufacturer: Pantheon
List Price: $27.95

View more offers Buy New From: $45.03 Used From: $9.07
Product Description: In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman—chair of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and a leader in the field—gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years, even as it shows how the increasing disparity between the jumble of adaptations in our Stone Age bodies and advancements in the modern world is occasioning this paradox: greater longevity but increased chronic disease.
 
The Story of the Human Body brilliantly illuminates as never before the major transformations that contributed key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based diet; the advent of hunting and gathering, leading to our superlative endurance athleticism; the development of a very large brain; and the incipience of cultural proficiencies. Lieberman also elucidates how cultural evolution differs from biological evolution, and how our bodies were further transformed during the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions.
 
While these ongoing changes have brought about many benefits, they have also created conditions to which our bodies are not entirely adapted, Lieberman argues, resulting in the growing incidence of obesity and new but avoidable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. Lieberman proposes that many of these chronic illnesses persist and in some cases are intensifying because of “dysevolution,” a pernicious dynamic whereby only the symptoms rather than the causes of these maladies are treated. And finally—provocatively—he advocates the use of evolutionary information to help nudge, push, and sometimes even compel us to create a more salubrious environment.

(With charts and line drawings throughout.)


Reviews




Author: Sigmund Freud
Binding: Paperback
Brand: W W Norton Company
Creator(s):
  • James Strachey
  • James Strachey
  • Christopher Hitchens
  • Peter Gay

Studio: W. W. Norton & Company
Label: W. W. Norton & Company
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company
List Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $12.70 You save: $2.25
View more offers Buy New From: $7.24 Used From: $4.98 Collectible From: $49.00
Features:
  • W W Norton Company
Product Description:

Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization: What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? Freud’s theories on the effect of the knowledge of death on human existence and the birth of art are central to his work. Of the various English translations of Freud’s major works to appear in his lifetime, only Norton’s Standard Edition, under the general editorship of James Strachey, was authorized by Freud himself. This new edition includes both an introduction by the renowned cultural critic and writer Christopher Hitchens as well as Peter Gay’s classic biographical note on Freud.


Reviews




Author: Thor Heyerdahl
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Format: Special Edition
Brand: Brand: Washington Square Press
Studio: Simon & Schuster
Label: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
List Price: $7.99
Sale Price: $7.44 You save: $0.55
View more offers Buy New From: $3.43 Used From: $1.11 Collectible From: $14.00
Features:
  • Used Book in Good Condition
Product Description: Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific.

Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage.

On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land—the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.

Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage—a magnificent saga of men against the sea.

This edition includes a foreword by the author and a unique visual essay of the voyage.


Reviews




Author: Will Durant
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Will Durant
Studio: Simon & Schuster
Label: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster
List Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $12.75 You save: $2.25
View more offers Buy New From: $1.39 Used From: $7.49 Collectible From: $449.00
Features:
  • The Lessons of History
Product Description: A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.

With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.


Reviews




Author: David Buss
Binding: Paperback
Studio: Psychology Press
Label: Psychology Press
Publisher: Psychology Press
Manufacturer: Psychology Press
List Price: $185.00
Sale Price: $138.79 You save: $46.21
View more offers Buy New From: $126.41 Used From: $89.99
Product Description:  This book examines human psychology and behavior through the lens of modern evolutionary psychology. Evolutionary Psychology: The Ne w Science of the Mind, 5/e provides students with the conceptual tools of evolutionary psychology, and applies them to empirical research on the human mind. Content topics are logically arrayed, starting with challenges of survival, mating, parenting, and kinship; and then progressing to challenges of group living, including cooperation, aggression, sexual conflict, and status, prestige, and social hierarchies. Students gain a deep understanding of applying evolutionary psychology to their own lives and all the people they interact with.


Reviews




Author: Peter F. Drucker
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Peter Ferdinand Drucker
Studio: Harvard Business Press
Label: Harvard Business Press
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Manufacturer: Harvard Business Press
List Price: $9.99
Sale Price: $8.93 You save: $1.06
View more offers Buy New From: $6.97 Used From: $3.28
Features:
  • Managing Oneself
Product Description:

We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it's up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it's up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution. Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence. Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His 34 books have been published in more than 70 languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled 13 governments, public services institutions, and major corporations.



Reviews




Author: Napoleon Hill
Binding: Paperback
Studio: Wilder Publications
Label: Wilder Publications
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Manufacturer: Wilder Publications
List Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $13.49 You save: $1.50
View more offers Buy New From: $8.19 Used From: $6.04
Product Description: The Law of Success was a precursor to Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man. The sixteen lessons in this book perfectly crystallize everything you will need to know to succeed during these hard economic times. Many of today's best known self help books take there core concepts form this book. The Secret, the Power of Positive Thinking, the Millionaire next door, and The Law of Attraction all take their basic premises from this landmark work. Now you can get it from the source. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly herein you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged! 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.


Reviews




Author: Lewis Howes
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Rodale Books
Studio: Rodale Books
Label: Rodale Books
Publisher: Rodale Books
Manufacturer: Rodale Books
List Price: $25.99
Sale Price: $17.49 You save: $8.50
View more offers Buy New From: $5.39 Used From: $1.50 Collectible From: $9.95
Features:
  • Rodale Books
Product Description: The masters of greatness are not successful because they got lucky or are innately more talented, but because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives. 

Lewis Howes shares the essential tips and habits he gathered in interviewing "the greats" on his wildly popular podcast of the same name. In discussion with people like Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and Pencils of Promise CEO Adam Braun, Howes teaches us how to apply the same techniques to unearth and cultivate success from within.  

A framework for personal development, The School of Greatness gives you the tools, knowledge, and actionable resources you need to reach your potential. Howes anchors each chapter with a specific lesson he culled from his greatness "professors" and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals. His lessons and practical exercises prove that anyone is capable of achieving success and that we can all strive for greatness in our everyday lives.

When a career-ending injury left elite athlete and professional football player Lewis Howes out of work and living on his sister's couch, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches' advice from sports to life off the field. Lewis did more than bounce back: He built a multimillion-dollar online business and is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host.


Reviews




Author: Rhonda Byrne
Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Atria Books
Studio: Atria Books
Label: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Manufacturer: Atria Books
List Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $10.29 You save: $4.66
View more offers Buy New From: $3.35 Used From: $3.94 Collectible From: $32.88
Features:
  • Atria Books
Product Description: Following the revolutionary success of the blockbuster bestseller The Secret comes an inspirational companion that offers a new way to bring joy and harmony to all aspects of life, every single day.

All around the world, The Secret is helping millions achieve the lives of their dreams. Now, with The Secret Daily Teachings, Rhonda Byrne takes readers through the next vital steps in living The Secret. With 365 brand new insights that build on powerful truths, Byrne illuminates facets of the law of attraction that lead to more joy, abundance, and blessings—every single day of the year. This beautifully designed book has removable pages so readers can share their favorite teachings or take their most cherished inspirations with them as they go about the day. The Secret Daily Teachings supports readers in harnessing the hidden, untapped power of the Universe within themselves. Remember, as one of the daily teachings says, “No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things may appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.”


Reviews