Seven Years That Changed The World: Perestroika …

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10 Women Who Changed Science by Catherine Whitlock +

10 Women Who Changed Science and the World by Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans
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Overview: Spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this fascinating history explores the lives and achievements of great women in science across the globe.

Ten Women Who Changed Science and the World tells the stories of trailblazing women who made a historic impact on physics, biology, chemistry, astronomy, and medicine. Included in this volume are famous figures, such as two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, as well as individuals whose names will be new to many, though their breakthroughs were no less remarkable.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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How Shostakovich Changed My Mind by Stephen Johnson

How Shostakovich Changed My Mind by Stephen Johnson
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Overview: A powerful look at the extraordinary healing effect of music on sufferers of mental illness, including author Stephen Johnson’s struggle with bipolar disorder.

BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson explores the power of Shostakovich’s music during Stalin’s reign of terror, and writes of the extraordinary healing effect of music on sufferers of mental illness. Johnson looks at neurological, psychotherapeutic and philosophical findings, and reflects on his own experience, where he believes Shostakovich’s music helped him survive the trials and assaults of bipolar disorder.

There is no escapism, no false consolation in Shostakovich’s greatest music: this is some of the darkest, saddest, at times bitterest music ever composed. So why do so many feel grateful to Shostakovich for having created it-not just Russians, but westerners like Stephen Johnson, brought up in a very different, far safer kind of society? The book includes interviews with the members of the orchestra who performed Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony during the siege of that city.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Pep Guardiola: The Philosophy That Changed The …

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50 Best Business Ideas That Changed The …

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How British Rule Changed India’s Economy by Tirthankar Roy

How British Rule Changed India’s Economy: The Paradox of the Raj by Tirthankar Roy
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Overview: This Palgrave Pivot revisits the topic of how British colonialism moulded work and life in India and what kind of legacy it left behind. Did British rule lead to India’s impoverishment, economic disruption and famine? Under British rule, evidence suggests there were beneficial improvements, with an eventual rise in life expectancy and an increase in wealth for some sectors of the population and economy, notably for much business and industry. Yet many poor people suffered badly, with agricultural stagnation and an underfunded government who were too small to effect general improvements. In this book Roy explains the paradoxical combination of wealth and poverty, looking at both sides of nineteenth century capitalism.

Between 1850 and 1930, India was engaged in a globalization process not unlike the one it has seen since the 1990s. The difference between these two times is that much of the region was under British colonial rule during the first episode, while it was an independent nation state during the second.

Roy’s narrative has a contemporary relevance for emerging economies, where again globalization has unleashed extraordinary levels of capitalistic energy while leaving many livelihoods poor, stagnant, and discontented.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp
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Overview: Drawing on a wide spectrum of topics-including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think traces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a lively and curious mind.

This richly informative and entertaining book provides a wide variety of answers to those eternal questions: How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?

But 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of speculations that are remarkable for their sheer weirdness-from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?).

Readers will discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno ‘proved’ a flying arrow never moves and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights. A wide variety of cultural movements are also covered, including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Britannica Guide To Inventions That Changed …

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How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

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How Winston Churchill Changed the World by way of Michael Shelden (.M4B)

How Winston Churchill Changed the World by way of Michael Shelden
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Overview: Great Britain’s maximum celebrated statesman, Winston Churchill, did not simply reside historical past – he made it. In those 24 lectures that unfurl like a perfect tale, experience a radical, multifaceted exploration of Churchill’s lifestyles, accomplishments, complexities, and legacies.
Guiding you chronologically in the course of the lifestyles and instances of this grasp statesman, Professor Shelden takes you from the first light of Churchill’s political occupation to his ultimate years in a much-changed geopolitical panorama. You’ll read about Churchill’s beginnings as a tender liberal statesman, his upward thrust to the Admiralty and his relentless push for an impressive naval power, his battle towards the Nazis, his similarly dramatic postwar occupation suspended between two other chilly wars (towards the Soviets and Britain’s Labour birthday celebration), and extra.
You’ll additionally get attention-grabbing insights into Churchill’s iconic public speeches, his philosophies of freedom and historical past, and his early realizations of the hazards of each Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. But those lectures by no means shy clear of inspecting how Churchill’s desire for the backward look of historical past on occasion distorted his view of the long run, resulting in missteps and screw ups, together with his failure to know the upward thrust of independence actions within the British colonies and his arguable World War II bombing campaigns in German towns like Dresden.
Poet, historian, statesman, soldier, high minister, husband – Churchill performed many jobs all through his lifestyles. And those lectures carry all of them in combination to create an enchanting, multilayered biography.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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How Winston Churchill Changed the World by means of Michael Shelden (.M4B)

How Winston Churchill Changed the World by means of Michael Shelden
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 312 MB
Overview: Great Britain’s maximum celebrated statesman, Winston Churchill, did not simply reside historical past – he made it. In those 24 lectures that unfurl like a super tale, experience a radical, multifaceted exploration of Churchill’s lifestyles, accomplishments, complexities, and legacies.
Guiding you chronologically in the course of the lifestyles and instances of this grasp statesman, Professor Shelden takes you from the crack of dawn of Churchill’s political occupation to his ultimate years in a much-changed geopolitical panorama. You’ll read about Churchill’s beginnings as a tender liberal statesman, his upward thrust to the Admiralty and his relentless push for an impressive naval power, his combat towards the Nazis, his similarly dramatic postwar occupation suspended between two other chilly wars (towards the Soviets and Britain’s Labour celebration), and extra.
You’ll additionally get interesting insights into Churchill’s iconic public speeches, his philosophies of freedom and historical past, and his early realizations of the hazards of each Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia. But those lectures by no means shy clear of analyzing how Churchill’s desire for the backward look of historical past from time to time distorted his view of the long run, resulting in missteps and screw ups, together with his failure to grasp the upward thrust of independence actions within the British colonies and his debatable World War II bombing campaigns in German towns like Dresden.
Poet, historian, statesman, soldier, high minister, husband – Churchill performed many jobs during his lifestyles. And those lectures carry all of them in combination to create a captivating, multilayered biography.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

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How Winston Churchill Changed The World [Audiobook]

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