At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Jaynes´s controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only 3,000 years ago and still is developing.
Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture:University of Pennsylvania Press Karen Raber
Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature:Shakespeare, Descartes, and Animal Studies Rebecca Ann Bach
How did 2.3 billion people become overweight? How did heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases become the leading causes of death worldwide? Our ancestors, especially our distant, Paleolithic ancestors, before the advent of agricultural, enjoyed remarkably robust health. What went wrong? During the 20th century - the Dark Ages of nutrition - flawed nutritional theories gained widespread acceptance, prompting radical departures from traditional foods and time-honored food processing techniques. Sugar consumption skyrocketed; proinflammatory vegetable oils replaced nourishing animal fats; processed foods became commonplace. In this groundbreaking book, Christopher Clark explores the social and economic forces enabling these changes while thoroughly and lucidly explaining modern scientific perspectives on fat metabolism, cholesterol, fructose metabolism, gluten, detoxification, and many other important nutritional subjects. Nutritional Grail offers life-transforming knowledge regarding what to eat, why to eat it, and how to prepare it - including 100 simple, delicious recipes. Like the original 12th-century grail story, this knowledge comes through asking questions, serving others, and serving one´s higher Self. While laying out a comprehensive strategy for effortless weight loss, improved digestion, and increased energy, Clark convincingly suggests a nutritional renaissance, propelled by science and guided by the wisdom of our ancestors, is finally dawning. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam B Crafter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026216/bk_acx0_026216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smarter in sixty minutes. Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written non-fiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20% of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each. With a name like Ivan the Terrible, it comes as no surprise that historians consider this Russian Tsar a psychopath. Yet Ivan’s personality consisted of many dualities. He channeled the Medieval era as he committed mass murder, but he also reformed Russia, centralizing it and bringing it into the Renaissance. He liked to torture animals, but he could also be found in church, banging his head in repentance until it bled. This introduction to his life explores the legacy he was born into and deftly contextualizes his cruelty within the era and culture of his rule. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry G. Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113703/bk_acx0_113703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Theodora ´´Teddy´´ Bentley, zookeeper at the Gunn Zoo, takes the zoo´s llama, Alejandro, to a Renaissance fair in the Monterey Bay area. That is where Teddy discovers the still-warm body of the Reverend Victor Emerson, owner of the local wedding chapel, dressed in his costume as Henry the Eighth. At first it appears that Alejandro stomped the man to death, but a closer look shows a crossbow dart in the man’s back. Teddy’s investigation reveals that Reverend Victor wasn’t really a reverend at all but an escaped convict, which means that every marriage he performed in the past 20 years is null and void. Teddy’s mother, Caro, a spoiled ex-beauty queen, becomes the chief murder suspect and is immediately jailed when she causes a riot in the courtroom. The ´´reverend´´ had twice married Caro to wealthy men, and when both marriages failed, Caro received large financial settlements that she may now have to give back - certainly a motive for murder. But Caro wasn’t the only person gunning for Victor. The child of the man that Victor the convict once murdered may have wanted to kill him too. Then even Teddy herself is handcuffed and jailed. Even worse, Teddy’s embezzling father flies in from exile in Costa Rica to help spring Caro from jail, putting his own freedom in jeopardy. As Teddy continues her investigation, she finds herself up to her ears in Renaissance fair actors and stuntmen, assorted animals, squabbling boat live-aboarders, and gang members. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hillary Huber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005409/bk_blak_005409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Framed by the author’s personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds’ contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today’s favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland’s Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately.
This book with introduction and annotations written by Raia Iotova contains reproductions of drawings and paintings by Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526 - 1593) was notorious mainly for his ´´combined portraits´´, parody images executed by mixing, in a kind of “optical illusion”; items or parts of the same group, for instance vegetables and fruits, fishes, different kinds of birds, symbolically connected to the embodied focus, in order as to synthesize the new image itself. The artist obliged his prominence to the surprising portrait images of fruits, animals and flowers, but as well non-living items, which he cleverly assembled so that they merge with the assist of the fantasy of the observer to the look of a human face. These associative images frequently proved to his contemporaries with the portrayed individuals. He establishes himself with this idea as a important painter of Mannerism in late Renaissance. The representative painters of his epoch had completed a superior excellence and synchronization in the imitation of natural world. Mannerism presented a counter-suggestion or a modern development of potential at his era. The modern painters liked Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was bright individualist, funded his painting on personal inspirations or extraordinary ideas that went further than the traditional-harmonic image. The symbolic or mysterious (unknowable, confusing) representation became a fundamental stylistic component of Mannerism.