Medicine And Western Civilization


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This fabulous anthology is sure to be a core text for history of medicine and social science classes in colleges across the country. In order to demonstrate how medical research has influenced Western cultural perspectives, the editors have collected original works from 61 different authors around nine major themes (among them "Anatomy and Destiny," "Psyche and Soma," and "The Construction of Pain, Suffering, and Death"). The authors range from Aristotle, the Bible, and Louis Pasteur, to Masters and Johnson, Ernest Hemingway, and Simone de Beauvoir. The primary sources selected to illustrate the themes are well chosen and contrast with each other nicely. However, the brief background material for the selections center around the authors and offer little or no discussion about the selections' relevance to the topics at hand. This book would be best read in a class or group where the texts' meaning in relation to each other can be discussed, but the book can stand alone if the reader is prepared to do some critical thinking.

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Author by David J. Rothman
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
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ISBN Number 0813521904

An Essay On Western Civilization In Its Economic Aspects


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Author by William Cunningham
Genre eBook Civilization
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ISBN Number HARVARD:HWXX9S

The Shaping Of Western Civilization


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Volume I of The Shaping of Western Civilization begins with the ancient world and ends with the Enlightenment. Unlike other textbooks that pile on dates and facts, Shaping is a more coherent and interpretive presentation.

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Author by Michael Burger
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781442607569

History Of Western Civilization


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Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.

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Author by William H. McNeill
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0226561623

How I Toppled Western Civilization


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Van Bueren is a man's man. He likes scotch, long legs and Die Hard. His world is direct with no room for spoilsports. He paints, he philanders and he loves bacon. When he goes to an LA party and has his lights punched out, he wakes up in Paris and has to walk a fine line between disbelief and acceptance. The Pantheon has been working on project Paragon for a long time, and they need new talent, like Van. Apparently, the math and science folks have got it all wrong. Armed with that knowledge, people are now trying to kill him! With the help of his mysterious bombshell assistant, Evette, and his totally boss Mustang GT, Katie, he's got to stay one step ahead of his enemies, and two steps ahead of the trail of emotional wreckage he leaves in his wake. Tossed between two feuding secret societies, will he survive to once again swing his libido like a medieval weapon? Will he save the day, the girl and, more importantly, his car?

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Author by A. C. Hanstedt
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781468040081

University Of Chicago Readings In Western Civilization An Introduction For Teachers


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This booklet is meant to provide an overview of the nine volumes that compose the series Readings In Western Civilization edited by the History of Western Civilization staff at the University of Chicago. Those who use this booklet will find that it is not so much a manual or an authoritative guide as it is a provocation to further reflection upon the ideas and suggestions it presents.

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Author by Eric Cochrane
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ISBN Number 0226069559

A Concise Survey Of Western Civilization


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This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization.

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Author by Brian A. Pavlac
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781442205567

Russia And Western Civilization Cutural And Historical Encounters


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This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring this question, the authors present a sweeping survey of cultural, religious, political, and economic developments in Russia, especially over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Based on the inter-disciplinary Russian studies program at Dickinson College, this splendid collection will complement many curricula. The text features highlight boxes and selected illustrations. Each chapter ends with a glossary, study questions, and a reading list.

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Author by Russell Bova
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 9781317460558

The Collapse Of Western Civilization


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The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment—the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies—failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

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Author by Naomi Oreskes
Genre eBook Science
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ISBN Number 9780231537957

Civilization


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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

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Author by Niall Ferguson
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781101548028