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Buddha Pocketgiants

Author : Tony Morris
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Why is the Buddha a giant? Because he founded Buddhism. Because Buddhism is one of the five great religions of the world, with over 350 million practitioners in every country on the planet and a history stretching back over 2,500 years. Because Buddhism is one of the world s great thought-systems, full of profound philosophical and psychological as well as "spiritual" insights which influence people to this day, whether they call themselves Buddhists or not. Because Buddhism is relevant to everyone. At its core it is about how to live a wise, compassionate and fulfilled life. How to make the world a more harmonious place. How to become enlightened. In short, how to be happy."

Albert Einstein pocket GIANTS

Author : Andrew May
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Everyone has heard of Albert Einstein and everyone knows that he was a genius. Yet only a few people understand his work. In fact, he was just one of many brilliant scientists grappling with the deepest problems of theoretical physics during the first half of the twentieth century. He may not have been the most important or influential of them – the point is arguable – but there is no doubt he was the most revolutionary. Almost single-handed, he transformed the way the world thinks about light, matter, space and time. In the sixty years since his death Einstein has become a legend. The profound obscurity of his theories has contributed to this, as has his archetypal “mad scientist” appearance. His philosophical and political utterances – both real and imagined – are regularly used to clinch arguments online or in the pub. So how can a modern reader separate myth from reality? This short book attempts to do just that! ANDREW MAY has a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and a PhD in astrophysics from Manchester University. He went on to work in the shadowy world of defence science and now earns his living as a freelance writer and defence consultant. He is author of Isaac Newton pocket GIANT (2015).

Robert the Bruce pocket GIANTS

Author : Fiona Watson
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From disastrous beginnings after he took the throne of Scotland, having murdered a powerful rival, Robert I became a military leader of consummate genius. Throwing away the rulebook of medieval warfare, which favoured the mounted knight, he remodelled the Scottish army as a disciplined, audacious band of brothers capable of surprising castles, raiding and extracting blackmail as far south as Yorkshire and even defeating a mighty English army in pitched battle. Ruthless, charismatic, indomitable and lucky, the ‘Bruce’ is a towering example of an underdog capable of turning disadvantage into advantage and winning the day through talent and sheer determination. The English turned the lessons they learnt from him to good effect in their Hundred Years war against France.

Alfred the Great pocket GIANTS

Author : Barbara Yorke
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‘Alfred is one of the most remarkable rulers of any time or place. This clear, readable and insightful book shows why.’ Michael Wood Why is Alfred the Great? A simple answer is that he has been seen as a man who saved England, invented English identity and pioneered English as a written language. He is the first Englishman for whom a biography survives so that we know more about Alfred and his ideals than we do for most people who lived over a thousand years ago. A slightly longer answer would say that things are a bit more complicated, and that one reason Alfred seems to be so ‘great’ was that he made sure we were told that he was. To get the measure of Alfred we need to look at what he actually managed to achieve. Can we resurrect the ‘real’ King Alfred? There may be limits, but even if we have to part company with some of the Victorian adulation, we are still left with a pretty impressive and surprising person. BARBARA YORKE has recently retired from the University of Winchester where she worked in the History Department for many years, ultimately as Professor of Early Medieval History. She is now a Professor Emerita there, and also an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London where she has advised on a number of projects. She has written extensively on the early middle ages in books and academic papers, as well as more popular works such as History Today and BBC History magazine (including on King Alfred). She has appeared on various radio and television programmes on Anglo-Saxon topics. In 2008 she curated an exhibition on King Alfred in the Discovery Centre, Winchester.

Pope John Paul II pocket GIANTS

Author : Hugh Costello
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The world was stunned when little-known Karol Wojtyla became the first non-Italian pope for 450 years. As Pope John Paul II, he continued to surprise, directly confronting Communist regimes, flying hundreds of thousands of miles to meet the faithful, and building bridges with other faiths. John Paul II became a bête noire in the eyes of liberals for his staunch refusal to accept contraception or the ordination of women. But for others he was a Churchillian figure who took on the forces of godlessness and moral relativism. He gained a stature that left secular statesmen in his shadow. Love him or loathe him, few could deny that he was a man of rare courage. He survived two assassination attempts, fought off cancer and waged a very public battle with Parkinson’s disease. Seven years after his death he continues to exert a hold over the Church and to inspire an almost cult-like devotion.

Catalog of Reprints in Series

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Catalog of Reprints in Series

Author : Robert Merritt Orton
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Buddhist Paintings from Shrines and Temples in Ceylon

Author : D. B. Dhanapala
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Insight Pocket Guide Bangkok

Author : Steve Van Beek
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Insight Pocket Guides deliver personal service in a sleek, portable format. Fun, colourful, informative, Insight Pocket Guides give you the inside scoop on you destination, making it ideal for long weekend getaways or for the traveler with limited time to spare. It's like having a tour guide in your pocket or purse..Full-colour photos and pull-ou map.Tailor-made itineraries.Recommended excursions.Full listings on shopping, restaurants, nightlife and special events

A House for Buddha

Author : Ross Parmenter
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This book describes the author's pilgrimage that coincided with his "mid-life" crisis. Ishiteji, a Buddhist temple in Matsuyama on Sikoku is the focus of his three-month stay in Japan. He begins drawings of building that slowly unfold an understanding not only of Japanese ecclesiastical style, but also of the part nature plays in such architecture. At the same time the book bears witness to the author's changes from his Western pre-conceptions of the Japanese to developing deep friendships there.

The Buddhist Review

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The Buddha in Malibu

Author : William Harrison
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The African stories reflect Harrison's long preoccupation with that continent and add a new dimension to this turbulent setting. "On Location" presents an untamed view of the great continent. In each bizarre scenario, a director or an actor tries, with the help of a technical adviser, to capture the "essence" of Africa, whether that be the power of the Congo or the murderous skills of a wild leopard.

Tiny Buddha s 365 Tiny Love Challenges

Author : Lori Deschene
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From the founder of the popular online community Tiny Buddha.com comes a daily inspirational guide of simple and creative challenges to help you actively spread love to those around you. Tiny Buddha’s 365 Days of Tiny Love Challenges is a simple guide to help readers pursue happy, connected lives and bring greater love into the world. Each week begins with an inspirational message written by members of the TinyBuddha.com online community, followed by seven days of short challenges that focus on self-love, giving and receiving love in relationships and friendships, and spreading love in the world, such as: Write a list of three things you appreciate about yourself and place it somewhere in your home where you’ll frequently see it throughout the day Compliment someone who serves you in some way (for example, a waiter, barista, or bus driver) on how well they do their job Keep an eye out for someone who looks sad—a friend, coworker, or even stranger—and say something that might make them laugh or smile. By using the book each day throughout the year, readers will learn to develop closer bonds in relationships, let go of anger and bitterness, better understand themselves and their loved ones, and turn strangers into friends.

Hong Kong Pocket Guide

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With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, Berlitz Pocket Guides have long been renowned for their ease of use and portability by booksellers and travelers alike. Redesigned and updated, Pocket Guides continue to provide a world of information for travel at any budget -- and still fit into a pocket.

Why Buddha Smiles

Author : Jørgen Bitsch
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Fodor s Pocket Beijing

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Selective expert coverage of major cities and resort areas worldwide. All the basics travelers need to help them decide what to see and do in the time they have. Smart contacts and practical information, including Web sites. Great recommendations for shopping, nightlife, outdoor activities, and more. Detailed maps marked with sights, restaurants, night spots, and hotels.

Prabuddha Bharata

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Statistical Pocket book of Pakistan

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The American Express Pocket Guide to Hong Kong Singapore Bangkok

Author : Frederick S. Armentrout
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Buddhist Review

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