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In 1953, in the presence of an investigator, Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gramme of mescalin, sat down and waited to see what would happen. When he opened his eyes everything, from the flowers in a vase to the creases in his trousers, was transformed.
The AQA A Level Physics Revision Guide provides comprehensive, specification-matched content, packed with engaging revision and practice material to keep you focused. UK schools save 40% off the RRP! Discount will be automatically applied when you order on your school account.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day?In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.
In a time when astrological analysis can begin within seconds of an on-screen click, we do not often consider the methods that were previously used to individually calculate a chart as correctly and simply as possible. This text contains the fundamental processes of attaining astrological data so that we may understand and benefit from this tradition which grants us infinite knowledge, reflection, and growth. Concise, descriptive, at times even poetic, Simplified Scientific Astrology includes instructions and examples on accurately determining planetary positions for a given time and location, and demonstrates an organized method of indexing to derive overall conditions and effects. The second, extensive portion of the book is an encyclopedia of astrological terms which defines these distinctly and lucidly. The work of this master of Astrology is complemented through this elegantly restored volume. Within these pages, Max Heindel succinctly elaborates the procedures of astrological calculation and the integral concepts of this tremendous discipline.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu, published in 2009, is a riveting piece of literature that has stood the test of time. This book, a classic within the genre of military strategy, encapsulates the wisdom of Sun Tzu, an ancient Chinese military strategist. Published by Pax Librorum, the book provides a comprehensive guide on strategic thinking, which is as relevant today as it was over two millennia ago. It delves into various aspects of warfare, from the importance of intelligence gathering to the significance of terrain in battle. The Art of War is more than just a book about warfare; it offers profound insights that can be applied to different facets of life, including leadership, management, and personal development. Sun Tzu's timeless wisdom makes this book a must-read for those interested in strategy, whether on the battlefield or in the boardroom.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhat does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Lifeshatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
Discover the very special book that has captured the hearts of millions of readers all over the world. 'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard CurtisA book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared millions of times online - perhaps you've seen them? They've also been recreated by children in schools and hung on hospital walls. They sometimes even appear on lamp posts and on cafe and bookshop windows. Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins? Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie's most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.
Packed full of information yet always entertaining. From text messages and plastic bags to wars and volcanoes, How Bad Are Bananas? has the carbon answers we need.
Foucault shows the development of the Western system of prisons, police organizations, administrative and legal hierarchies for social control - and the growth of disciplinary society as a whole.
The fourth instalment of the original and bestselling Almanac
The definitive work by B.K.S. Iyengar, the world's most respected yoga teacher.
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are.
Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and suffering through the changes - can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one's own person and how to be a more sensitive parent.This is a book that can show you how to embrace reality and yet achieve serenity and a richer existence. Hugely influential, it has now sold over ten million copies - and has changed many people's lives round the globe. It may change yours.
"I am hard pressed to think of another book that can match the combination of practical insights and reading enjoyment."-Steven Levitt
This thorough introduction to good reasoning has been refined over more than twenty years.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from a celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.
An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad - and at how we can travel better, so that our experiences overseas become truly transformative and memorable.
Building a solid intellectual foundation is crucial if one wishes to effectively engage in the practice of philosophy.