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The Origin of SpeciesThe publication of Darwin’s The Origin of Species in 1859 marked a dramatic turning point in scientific thought. The volume had taken Darwin more than twenty years to publish, in part because he envisioned the storm of controversy it was certain to unleash. Indeed, selling out its first edition on its first day, The Origin of Species revolutionized science, philosophy, and theology. Darwin’s reasoned, documented arguments carefully advance his theory of natural selection and his assertion th…

The Origin and Evolution of New BusinessesWhat is this mysterious activity we call entrepreneurship? Does success require special traits and skills or just luck? Can large companies follow their example? What role does venture capital play? In a field dominated by anecdote and folklore, this landmark study integrates more than ten years of intensive research and modern theories of business and economics. The result is a comprehensive framework for understanding entrepreneurship that provides new and penetrating insights. Examining hundr…

A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on EarthCharles Darwin’s theories, first published more than 150 years ago, still set the paradigm of how we understand the evolution of life–but scientific advances of recent decades have radically altered that. Now two pioneering scientists draw on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology to deliver an eye-opening narrative using a generation’s worth of insights culled from new research. Writing with zest, humor, and clarity, Ward and Kirschvink show that many o…

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of ConsciousnessAlthough mammals and birds are widely regarded as the smartest creatures on earth, it has lately become clear that a very distant branch of the tree of life has also sprouted higher intelligence: the cephalopods, consisting of the squid, the cuttlefish, and above all the octopus. In captivity, octopuses have been known to identify individual human keepers, raid neighboring tanks for food, turn off lightbulbs by spouting jets of water, plug drains, and make daring escapes. How is it that a creatu…

The Origin and Evolution of ReligionContents: Definitions of Religion; Religious Cult of the Totemic People; Magic and Fetishism; Hero Cult and Mythology; Sacred Symbols; The Stellar Cult; Great Pyramid of Ghizeh; Different Phases of the Stellar Cult; Lunar Cult; Solar Cult; The Jews and Israelites; Babylonian Cult; Buddhism; The Druids; Mohammedism; Cult of Christianity….

The Origins and Evolution of Islamic Law (Themes in Islamic Law)Covering more than three centuries of legal history, this study presents an important account of how Islam developed its own law from ancient Near Eastern legal cultures, Arabian customary law and Quranic reform. The book explores the interplay between law and politics, demonstrating how the jurists and ruling elite led a symbiotic existence that paradoxically allowed Islamic law to become uniquely independent of the “state.”…

The Origin and Evolution of FreemasonryThe works of Churchward have become classics, and this book is no exception. The depth of research in this book is impressive, and it goes far beyond the realm of Freemasonry, making it accessible to everyone. Churchward addresses the topics of socialism, anarchy, the composition of life, the Egyptian god Horus, primitive religious customs and how they became more sophisticated over time….

Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a WorldviewThis sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that “race” is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Updated throughout, the fourth edition of this renowned text includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and its implications for the meaning of rac…

An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind (American Institutions and Society)Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education―exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)―has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role in education policy, leading to a growing struggle for control over the direction of the nation’s schools. In An Education in Politics, Jesse H. Rhodes explains the uneven development of federal involvement in education. While supporters of expanded federal involvement enjoyed some success in br…