7 Author Jen Hatmaker
ISBN-10 9781433675904
Release 2012-01-01
Pages 224
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American life can be excessive, to say the least. That’s what Jen Hatmaker had to admit after taking in hurricane victims who commented on the extravagance of her family’s upper middle class home. She once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called “rich” by an undeniably poor child, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual was born. 7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence. Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. They would spend thirty days on each topic, boiling it down to the number seven. Only eat seven foods, wear seven articles of clothing, and spend money in seven places. Eliminate use of seven media types, give away seven things each day for one month, adopt seven green habits, and observe “seven sacred pauses.” So, what’s the payoff from living a deeply reduced life? It’s the discovery of a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.

The Seven Sins of Memory

The Seven Sins of Memory Author Daniel L. Schacter
ISBN-10 0547347456
Release 2002-05-07
Pages 288
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A groundbreaking work by one of the world's foremost memory experts, THE SEVEN SINS OF MEMORY offers the first framework that explains common memory vices -- and their surprising virtues. In this intriguing study, Daniel L. Schacter explores the memory miscues that occur in everyday life: absent-mindedness, transience, blocking, misattribution, suggestibility, bias, and persistence. Schacter illustrates these concepts with vivid examples -- case studies, literary excerpts, experimental evidence, and accounts of highly visible news events such as the O.J. Simpson verdict, Bill Clinton's grand jury testimony, and the search for the Oklahoma City bomber. He also delves into striking new scientific research, giving us a glimpse of the fascinating neurology of memory. Together, the stories and the scientific results provide a new look at our brains and at what we more generally think of as our minds. Winner of the William James Book Award

Seven Versions of an Australian Badland

Seven Versions of an Australian Badland Author Ross Gibson
ISBN-10 0702233498
Release 2002
Pages 198
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Part road trip, part murder mystery, this compelling and creative account embarks on an enthralling journey through time, along an infamous road in Australia known as the Horror Stretch. Winding through the frontier territory of central Queensland, this long and lonely stretch is the scene of brutal history, where death, mayhem, and a myriad of murders—casual and callous—have taken place. Ross Gibson drives readers along this dangerous route through the badlands and across two centuries into the realms of myth, magic, narcissism, and genocide, ultimately painting a grisly picture of Australia's history.

The Seven Mysteries of Life

The Seven Mysteries of Life Author Guy Murchie
ISBN-10 0395957915
Release 1999
Pages 690
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Mixing science with philosophy, the author contemplates what he perceives to be the seven mysteries of life, ranging from evolution to divinity

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Author T. E. Lawrence
ISBN-10 1853264695
Release 1997
Pages 665
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Written between 1919 and 1926, this text tells of the campaign aganist the Turks in the Middle East, encompassing gross acts of cruelty and revenge, ending in a welter of stink and corpses in a Damascus hospital.

Seven Days a Week

Seven Days a Week Author David M. Katzman
ISBN-10 0252008820
Release 1981
Pages 374
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Seven Days a Week has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Seven Days a Week also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Seven Days a Week book for free.

The Seven Day Circle

The Seven Day Circle Author Eviatar Zerubavel
ISBN-10 0226981657
Release 1989-03-15
Pages 206
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Shows how an artificial system devised to order our activities, the seven-day week, has been shaped by religion, politics, and economics from the biblical era through varied, exotic civilizations and into the twentieth century

The Seven Basic Plots

The Seven Basic Plots Author Christopher Booker
ISBN-10 9781441116512
Release 2005-11-11
Pages 736
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This remarkable and monumental book at last provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using a wealth of examples, from ancient myths and folk tales via the plays and novels of great literature to the popular movies and TV soap operas of today, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes which recur throughout every kind of storytelling. But this is only the prelude to an investigation into how and why we are 'programmed' to imagine stories in these ways, and how they relate to the inmost patterns of human psychology. Drawing on a vast array of examples, from Proust to detective stories, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us through the extraordinary changes in the nature of storytelling over the past 200 years, and why so many stories have 'lost the plot' by losing touch with their underlying archetypal purpose. Booker analyses why evolution has given us the need to tell stories and illustrates how storytelling has provided a uniquely revealing mirror to mankind's psychological development over the past 5000 years. This seminal book opens up in an entirely new way our understanding of the real purpose storytelling plays in our lives, and will be a talking point for years to come.

Seven Nights

Seven Nights Author Jorge Luis Borges
ISBN-10 0811218384
Release 2009-07
Pages 121
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The incomparable Borges delivered these seven lectures in Buenos Aires in 1977; attendees were treated to Borges' erudition on the following topics: Dante's The Divine Comedy, Nightmares, Thousand and One Dreams, Buddhism, Poetry, The Kabbalah, and Blindness.

Understanding Josephus

Understanding Josephus Author Steve Mason
ISBN-10 1850758786
Release 1998-08-01
Pages 260
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Josephus's thirty volumes (more consulted than read) are considered the ultimate reference work for Judaism in the Graeco-Roman period. Even the more sceptical, who would wish to read between the lines, must often resort to arbitrary techniques because it is not apparent where the 'lines' are. This volume of essays by seven prominent scholars-John Barclay, Per Bilde, Steve Mason, Tessa Rajak, Joseph Sievers, Paul Spilsbury and Gregory E. Sterling-is another step in the effort to change the way we look at this most famous/notorious ancient Jewish historian. It introduces him as a rational being, a first-century author, and a thinker, with his own literary and social contexts-on the premise that he is worth trying to understand. Three essays deal with his Jewish Antiquities, two with Against Apion, and two with the larger themes of afterlife and apocalyptic in his writings. An up-to-date assessment of Josephus and his modern scholarly interpreters, for expert and non-expert alike.

Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World Author Sarah Thornton
ISBN-10 039306722X
Release 2008
Pages 274
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Shares observations about the subculture of contemporary art, in a narrative account that tours such arenas as a Christie's auction, Takashi Murakami's studios, and the Basel Art Fair to reveal how art has become an entertainment venue, luxury commodity, and lifestyle choice. 30,000 first printing.

Seven Names for the Bellbird

Seven Names for the Bellbird Author Mark Bonta
ISBN-10 1585442496
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 231
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Offering intimate and unforgettable descriptions of the birds and people that inhabit Honduran landscapes, Seven Names for the Bellbird showcases the deep-rooted local traditions of bird appreciation and holds them up as a model for sound management of the environment. Through his appreciative recounting of local lore, author Mark Bonta makes the interaction between culture and avifauna in Latin America a key to better understanding the practice of biodiversity protection. He makes a significant contribution to the scarce anthropological and geographical literature on human-environment relationships in Central America and also provides wonderful stories of native birds and their human observers. After a decade in the field in Honduras, Mark Bonta came to realize that, contrary to outsiders’ general beliefs, the society he observed was predisposed “to like birds, to observe birds, to weave them into folklore, and to protect them on private property.” Bonta argues that if North Americans and Europeans paid real attention to local knowledge and practice—instead of condemning them out-of-hand and imposing new beliefs and techniques—they would learn that rural cultures offer alternative ways of accommodating habitats and wildlife. Bonta uses the concept of “conservation geography”—the study of human beings and their landscapes, with natural resource conservation in the forefront—to advance his argument. He describes many cases where local individuals and their traditional knowledge of birds contribute to a de facto variety of bird conservation that precedes or parallels “official” bird protection efforts. This book is not offered as “proof” that all birds have happy futures in the Neotropics. Bonta recognizes the ravages of both human pressures and natural disasters on the birds and forests. But he shows that in many instances, birds are safe and even thrive in the presence of local people, who “celebrate them just as often as they persecute them.”

Treasures of Taliesin

Treasures of Taliesin Author Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
ISBN-10 9780764910418
Release 1999
Pages 164
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Presents seventy-seven unbuilt projects of Frank Lloyd Wright


Orosius Author Paulus Orosius
ISBN-10 9781846312397
Release 2010
Pages 456
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Orosius' Seven Books of History against the Pagans provide a Christian interpretation of history from God’s creation of the world to the period of the Gothic attacks on the Roman Empire in the early fifth century. By the end of that century, Orosius' work was already a classic and its Christian perspective ensured that it remained an immensely popular and standard work of reference on antiquity in the medieval world. Available now in English translation for the first time since 1936, this key work of historical and geographical reference in the medieval world will delight scholars of early Christianity and pagan history.

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest Author Matthew Restall
ISBN-10 9780199839759
Release 2004-10-28
Pages 240
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Here is an intriguing exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cort?s, and Pizarro. Using a wide array of sources, historian Matthew Restall highlights seven key myths, uncovering the source of the inaccuracies and exploding the fallacies and misconceptions behind each myth. This vividly written and authoritative book shows, for instance, that native Americans did not take the conquistadors for gods and that small numbers of vastly outnumbered Spaniards did not bring down great empires with stunning rapidity. We discover that Columbus was correctly seen in his lifetime--and for decades after--as a briefly fortunate but unexceptional participant in efforts involving many southern Europeans. It was only much later that Columbus was portrayed as a great man who fought against the ignorance of his age to discover the new world. Another popular misconception--that the Conquistadors worked alone--is shattered by the revelation that vast numbers of black and native allies joined them in a conflict that pitted native Americans against each other. This and other factors, not the supposed superiority of the Spaniards, made conquests possible. The Conquest, Restall shows, was more complex--and more fascinating--than conventional histories have portrayed it. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest offers a richer and more nuanced account of a key event in the history of the Americas.

The Sopranos Season Seven

The Sopranos Season Seven Author Maurice Yacowar
ISBN-10 9781435705098
Release 2008-01
Pages 56
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This episode-by-episode analysis of The Sopranos' last season supplements the author's study, The Sopranos on the Couch. Appendices consider the show's ethnic stereotypy, the influence of The Public Enemy, and the motif of oranges in the Godfather trilogy.

Seven Wonders Ancient World

Seven Wonders Ancient World Author Peter A. Clayton
ISBN-10 9781135629281
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 192
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Reconstructs from ancient sources the Seven Wonders of the ancient World: the Great Pyramid of Egypt; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.