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The Holographic Universe (Paperback, Reissue): Michael Talbot The Holographic Universe (Paperback, Reissue)
Michael Talbot
R269 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R74 (28%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Despite its apparent materiality, the universe is actually a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram, a 3-D image projected in space and made with the aid of a laser. Using this model, a world-renowned physicist and a Nobel prize winning neurophysiologist has developed a new description of reality. It encompasses not only reality as we know it, including hitherto unexplained phenomena of physics, but is capable of explaining such occurrences as telepathy, paranormal and out-of-the-body experiences, "lucid" dreaming and even mystical and religious traditions such as cosmic unity and miraculous healings. In part one, the author explains in simple prose the theory behind a holograph and its traditional applications to science. In part two, he shows the panoramic way in which the holographic model makes sense of the entire range of mystical, spiritual and psychic experience. Finally, in part three, he explores the implications for other universes beyond our own.

Temples Of The African Gods - Revealing The Ancient Hidden Ruins Of Southern Africa (Hardcover): Michael Tellinger, Johan Heine Temples Of The African Gods - Revealing The Ancient Hidden Ruins Of Southern Africa (Hardcover)
Michael Tellinger, Johan Heine
R613 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R184 (30%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This is a scientific expoe that will shatter our knowledge of ancient human history. Scholars have told us that the first civilisation on Earth emerged in a land called Sumer some 6000 years ago. New archaeological and scientific discoveries made by Michael Tellinger, Johan Heine and a team of leading scientists, show that the Sumerians and even the Egyptians inherited all their knowledge from an earlier civilisation that lived at the southern tip of Africa more than 200,000 years ago...mining gold.

These were also the people who carved the first Horus bird, the first Sphinx, built the first pyramids and built an accurate stone calendar right in the heart of it all. "Adam's Calendar" is the flagship among millions of circular stone ruins, ancient roads, agricultural terraces and thousands of ancient mines, left behind by a vanished civilisation which we now call the First People. They carved detailed images into the hardest rock, worshipped the sun, and are the first to carve an image of the Egyptian Ankh - key of life and universal knowledge, 200,000 years before the Egyptians came to light.

This book graphically exposes these discoveries and will be the catalyst for rewriting our ancient human history. The book is a continuation of Tellinger's previous books Slave Species of God and Adam's Calendar which have become favourites with readers in over 20 countries.

Slave Species of god (Paperback): Michael Tellinger Slave Species of god (Paperback)
Michael Tellinger 7
R403 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R102 (25%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Were humans created by "God" as Slaves? Was Abraham the first human Spy? Was Jesus an accidental Messiah? The author takes readers on a remarkable odyssey of the true origins of humankind in which he: draws clear and startling analogies between new discoveries in genetic engineering and ancient archaeological finds...; highlights emerging scientific information overlooked in the past... ; unravels the Bible's often obscure stories by linking these to their original forms in Sumerian clay tablets and other pre-historic writings..; provides explicit answers to why our modern world has become so senseless and chaotic by revealing the very secrets of our prehistory... While shattering myths about evolution and God, Michael Tellinger's "Slave Species of God" enables evolutionists and creationists to finally co-exist in one pond. The arguments are compelling, simple and refreshing, retracing the path of human evolution from the murky distant past to the religious dogma that haunts humankind today.;The question of who we are and where we come from takes on a new meaning as we discover that our DNA may have been manipulated by our Creator some 200,000 years ago to produce a less intelligent 'primitive species'.

Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardcover): Hans... Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardcover)
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund 1
R424 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R145 (34%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA The perfect Christmas gift: a message of hope for our troubled times. *the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * an Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Irish Times bestseller * Audio bestseller * Guardian bestseller * ---Longlisted for the 2018 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year--- 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES 'Hans Rosling tells the story of "the secret silent miracle of human progress" as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.' MELINDA GATES Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and a man who can make data sing, Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveals the ten instincts that distort our perspective. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Sideshow and Other Carnival Curiosities (Hardcover): Ripley's Believe It or Not Ripley's Believe It or Not! Sideshow and Other Carnival Curiosities (Hardcover)
Ripley's Believe It or Not
R585 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Fingerprints of the Gods - The Quest Continues (Paperback, Reprint, Large Format Ed): Graham Hancock Fingerprints of the Gods - The Quest Continues (Paperback, Reprint, Large Format Ed)
Graham Hancock
R430 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R98 (23%) Shipped within 9 - 13 working days

___________________________ THE MILLIONS-SELLING BOOK THAT TURNED HISTORY ON ITS HEAD Part one of a trilogy, followed by MAGICIANS OF THE GODS and AMERICA BEFORE Fingerprints of the Gods is a revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of readers throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society. An intellectual detective story, this unique history book directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain. This groundbreaking evidence includes: * Accurate ancient maps that show the world as it last looked during the Ice Age, thousands of years before any civilisation capable of making such maps is supposed to have existed. * Evidence of the devastating scientific and astronomical information encoded into prehistoric myths. * The incredible feat of the construction of the great pyramids of Egypt and of megalithic temples on the Giza plateau. * The mysterious astronomical alignments of the pyramids and the Great Sphinx. * The antediluvian geology of the Sphinx. * The megalithic temples of the Andes. * The myths of Viracocha and Quetzalcoatl. * The pyramids of the Sun and the Moon in Mexico. * The doomsday calendar and eerie memories of the ancient Maya. * The warning from the Hopi of Arizona.

The Sea Journal - Seafarers' Sketchbooks (Hardcover): Huw Lewis-Jones The Sea Journal - Seafarers' Sketchbooks (Hardcover)
Huw Lewis-Jones; Foreword by Don Walsh
R817 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R175 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this remarkable collection of illustrated private journals, log books, letters, and diaries, The Sea Journal follows the voyages of intrepid sailors.

This captivating book contains firsthand records by a great range of travelers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands--full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils.

The Sea Journal includes historical figures like Antonio Pigafetta, an Italian who sailed with Magellan; Tupia, a Tahitian who joined Captain Cook's first voyage; buccaneer Bartholomew Sharp, who menaced the Spanish Main; and Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe.

- With 60+ biographical portraits accompanied by colorful sketches and maps, each story unfolds in an exciting way.
- Explore adventures from the frozen polar wastes to the South Seas paradise islands.
- Readers meet a fascinating cast of real characters: officers and crew, cooks and whalers, surgeons and artists, explorers and adventurers.

A collection of rare and exquisite firsthand records of ocean voyages around the world and in different ages, The Sea Journal provides a fascinating insight into exploration and adventure at sea.

The records--sourced from libraries, archives, and private collections, as well as family heirlooms, and assembled together for the first time--evoke the thrill of discovery and the spirit of the sea.

- A gorgeous compilation of sketches by travelers and explorers of many nationalities and eras
- A wonderful gift for history buffs, map enthusiasts, artists, journal-keepers, coastal tourists and residents, people interested in the sea and exploration, and anyone with an adventurer's spirit
- Great for those who enjoyed Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman; Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery by David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos; and Breverton's Nautical Curiosities: A Book Of The Sea by Terry Breverto

Can a Bee Sting a Bee? - And Other Big Questions from Little People (Paperback): Gemma Elwin Harris Can a Bee Sting a Bee? - And Other Big Questions from Little People (Paperback)
Gemma Elwin Harris
R322 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the spirit of Schott's Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?--a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children. Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty questions from precocious grade school children--queries that have long dumbfounded even intelligent adults--and she's gathered together a notable crew of scientists, specialists, philosophers, and writers to answer them.

Authors Mary Roach and Phillip Pullman, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, chef Gordon Ramsay, adventurist Bear Gryllis, and linguist Noam Chomsky are among the top experts responding to the Big Questions from Little People, ("Do animals have feelings?," "Why can't I tickle myself?," "Who is God?") with well-known comedians, columnists, and raconteurs offering hilarious alternative answers. Miles above your average general knowledge and trivia collections, this charming compendium is a book fans of the E.H. Gombrich classic, A Little History of the World, will adore.

The Believing Brain - From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths... The Believing Brain - From Spiritual Faiths to Political Convictions - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths (Paperback)
Michael Shermer 1
R282 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R28 (10%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian, Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. Using sensory data that flow in through the senses, the brain naturally looks for and finds patterns - and then infuses those patterns with meaning, forming beliefs. Once beliefs are formed, our brains subconsciously seek out confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which accelerates the process of reinforcing them, and round and round the process goes in a positive-feedback loop. In The Believing Brain, Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates, from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. Ultimately, he demonstrates why science is the best tool ever devised to determine whether or not our belief matches reality.

The Book of Unexplained Mysteries - On the Trail of the Secret and the Strange (Hardcover): Will Pearson The Book of Unexplained Mysteries - On the Trail of the Secret and the Strange (Hardcover)
Will Pearson 1
R423 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R76 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Everybody loves a good mystery and sometimes the questions can be more interesting than the answers. Will Pearson investigates twenty unique mysteries with their broad spectrum of strangeness. Some, like the sudden disappearance of the sailing ship Mary Celeste's passengers and crew have gained universal currency. Was the Wow! Signal a radio transmission form deep space, or was it the ambient resonating frequency of a passing comet? Cryptids like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster teeter on the boundaries of probable and improbable, hoax and reality, fact and fiction. Whether it be the intrigue of lost civilisations, like Goeblekli Tepe in Turkey, sensationalist interest in The Zodiac Killer, or the elusive Shugborough Code that neither Dickens nor Darwin could crack, each unsolved mystery presents a challenge in its own way. Occasionally, it can feel as if there's a conspiracy at work - one in which scientists, journalists and 'professional explainers' want to put an end to anything and everything mysterious in life. Thankfully, not everything can be nailed down, sucked dry of its secrets and turned into a factoid. Mysteries do still exist - and continue to tease us. Sceptic or believer, the fun lies in probing them.

Supersense - From Superstition to Religion - The Brain Science of Belief (Paperback): Bruce Hood Supersense - From Superstition to Religion - The Brain Science of Belief (Paperback)
Bruce Hood 1
R248 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R31 (13%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Why is it that Tony Blair always wore the same pair of shoes when answering Prime Minister's Questions? That John McEnroe notoriously refused to step on the white lines of a tennis court between points? And that President-elect Barack Obama played a game of basketball the morning of his victory in the Iowa primary, and continued the tradition the day of every following primary? Superstitious habits are common. Do you ever cross your fingers, knock on wood, avoid walking under ladders, or step around black cats? Sentimental value often supersedes material worth. If someone offered to replace your childhood teddy bear or wedding ring with a brand new, exact replica, would you do it? How about GBP20 for trying on a jumper owned by Fred West? Where do such feelings come from and why do most of us have them? Humans are born with brains designed to make sense of the world and that need for an explanation can lead to beliefs that go beyond reason. To be true they would have to be supernatural. With scientific education we learn that such beliefs are irrational but at an intuitive level they can be resistant to reason or lie dormant in otherwise sensible adults. It now seems unlikely that any effort to get rid of supernatural beliefs or superstitious behaviours will be completely successful. This is not all bad news - such beliefs are a useful glue that binds us together as a society. Combining brilliant insight with witty example Hood weaves a page-turning account of our 'supersense' that navigates a path through brain science, child development, popular culture, mental illness and the paranormal. After reading SuperSense, you will realize why you are not as reasonable as you might like to think - and why that might be no bad thing.

Nervous States - How Feeling Took Over the World (Paperback): William Davies Nervous States - How Feeling Took Over the World (Paperback)
William Davies 1
R419 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R136 (32%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Why do we no longer trust experts, facts and statistics? Why has politics become so fractious and warlike? What caused the populist political upheavals of recent years? How can the history of ideas help us understand our present? In this bold and far-reaching exploration of our new political landscape, William Davies reveals how feelings have come to reshape our world. Drawing deep on history, philosophy, psychology and economics, he shows how some of the fundamental assumptions that defined the modern world have dissolved. With advances in medicine and the spread of digital and military technology, the divisions between mind and body, war and peace are no longer so clear-cut. In the murky new space between mind and body, between war and peace, lie nervous states: with all of us relying increasingly on feeling rather than fact. In a book of profound insight and astonishing breadth, William Davies reveals the origins of this new political reality. Nervous States is a compelling and essential guide to the turbulent times we are living through.

What Algorithms Want - Imagination in the Age of Computing (Hardcover): Ed Finn What Algorithms Want - Imagination in the Age of Computing (Hardcover)
Ed Finn
R587 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R124 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The gap between theoretical ideas and messy reality, as seen in Neal Stephenson, Adam Smith, and Star Trek. We depend on-we believe in-algorithms to help us get a ride, choose which book to buy, execute a mathematical proof. It's as if we think of code as a magic spell, an incantation to reveal what we need to know and even what we want. Humans have always believed that certain invocations-the marriage vow, the shaman's curse-do not merely describe the world but make it. Computation casts a cultural shadow that is shaped by this long tradition of magical thinking. In this book, Ed Finn considers how the algorithm-in practical terms, "a method for solving a problem"-has its roots not only in mathematical logic but also in cybernetics, philosophy, and magical thinking. Finn argues that the algorithm deploys concepts from the idealized space of computation in a messy reality, with unpredictable and sometimes fascinating results. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash to Diderot's Encyclopedie, from Adam Smith to the Star Trek computer, Finn explores the gap between theoretical ideas and pragmatic instructions. He examines the development of intelligent assistants like Siri, the rise of algorithmic aesthetics at Netflix, Ian Bogost's satiric Facebook game Cow Clicker, and the revolutionary economics of Bitcoin. He describes Google's goal of anticipating our questions, Uber's cartoon maps and black box accounting, and what Facebook tells us about programmable value, among other things. If we want to understand the gap between abstraction and messy reality, Finn argues, we need to build a model of "algorithmic reading" and scholarship that attends to process, spearheading a new experimental humanities.

Divine Rascal - On the Trail of LSD's Cosmic Courier, Michael Hollingshead (Paperback): Andy Roberts Divine Rascal - On the Trail of LSD's Cosmic Courier, Michael Hollingshead (Paperback)
Andy Roberts
R421 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R79 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A biography of a key figure in psychedelic history: the man who turned Timothy Leary on to LSD. Of all the figures associated with the history of LSD there is none more enigmatic than Michael Hollingshead. Appearing as if from nowhere, he turned Timothy Leary on to LSD in 1962, and was influential in Leary's years at Harvard, Millbrook, and beyond. A Zelig-like character, Hollingshead was a key player in London's early LSD scene. In 1965 he went to London to establish a cultural beachhead for Leary's LSD philosophy at the World Psychedelic Centre in Chelsea. Following a spell in prison, where he dosed KGB spy George Blake, he continued to pursue adventures with the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, established a psychedelic commune, created the first electronic I Ching installation, published an underground magazine, and spent time in Nepal, before dying a mysterious death in Bolivia in the 1980s. Psychedelic trickster guru, or conman and charlatan? Exactly who Hollingshead was and what his motives were remain unclear. Some believed he was working for the secret services, others that he was just a Leary wannabe, his aspirations destroyed by his deviant personality and addiction to alcohol and opiates. Divine Rascal is the first reliable biography of one of psychedelia's key figures, without whom the trajectory of LSD in the world would have been radically different.

My Favourite London Devils - A Gazetteer of Encounters with Local Scribes, Elective Shamen & Unsponsored Keepers of the Sacred... My Favourite London Devils - A Gazetteer of Encounters with Local Scribes, Elective Shamen & Unsponsored Keepers of the Sacred Flame (Paperback, UK ed.)
Dave McKean 1
R247 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R49 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Factfulness (Illustrated) (Hardcover): Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund Factfulness (Illustrated) (Hardcover)
Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Ronnlund 1
R565 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R136 (24%) Shipped within 9 - 13 working days

The international best-selling phenomenon loved by BARACK OBAMA and BILL GATES in a new and updated illustrated edition'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.' BARACK OBAMA 'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.' BILL GATES *#1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Irish Times bestseller * Audio bestseller * Guardian bestseller * FACTFULNESS: the stress-reducing habit of only having opinions for which there are strong supporting facts. Things aren't as bad as we think. Fact. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, legendary statisticians Hans, Anna and Ola Rosling offer a radical new explanation of why this happens, and reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. But when we let the bad news take on outsize proportions instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world.

Louisiana Pastimes - Ancient Fishing Methods, the Hippo Bill, a Squirrel Stampede and Other Tales (Paperback): Terry L Jones Phd Louisiana Pastimes - Ancient Fishing Methods, the Hippo Bill, a Squirrel Stampede and Other Tales (Paperback)
Terry L Jones Phd
R407 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R84 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Possessed by Ghosts - Exorcisms in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Wanda Pratnicka Possessed by Ghosts - Exorcisms in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Wanda Pratnicka
R610 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R231 (38%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The book is aimed at all readers not just those who are interested in the esoteric. It introduces accessibly and surprisingly clearly the causes of the toxic relationships that arise between people and ghosts. It contains a large dose of psychology of the soul, testimony to the author's spiritual maturity. Ghosts are the souls of people who, after the death of their physical body, have not resolved to pass through to the other side of death's curtain. The reason for that is that, for various reasons, they overlooked their own deaths, didn't have the courage to go through to the other side or were detained or even pulled away from their road by those mourning the souls of their near ones. When they remain in the world of the living they possess people which can be the cause of very unpleasant and sometimes even tragic experiences. Starting with the mildest - the presence of ghosts in a person causes severe mood swings ranging from powerful explosions of negative energy to deep depressions. They bring out severe states of anxiety, they tempt those possessed to commit suicide, they have a powerful influence on the psyche and are the cause of psychiatric illnesses. In addition, the diseases of the dead person very often transfer through the ghost to the person possessed. Wanda Pratnicka is an exorcist and psychotherapist of world renown. Over the past thirty years she has helped many thousands of patients throughout the world.

The Hidden Half - The Unseen Forces That Influence Everything (Paperback, Main): Michael Blastland The Hidden Half - The Unseen Forces That Influence Everything (Paperback, Main)
Michael Blastland 1
R236 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R41 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world. We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result - from GDP figures to medicine - is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in another. Entertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world.

Secret Indianapolis - A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure (Paperback): Ashley Petry Secret Indianapolis - A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure (Paperback)
Ashley Petry
R401 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R80 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Beyond the Bizarre (Hardcover): Ripley's Believe It or Not Ripley's Believe It or Not! Beyond the Bizarre (Hardcover)
Ripley's Believe It or Not
R625 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R119 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Corporatism - The Secret Government of the New World Order (Paperback, Revised): Jeffrey Grupp Corporatism - The Secret Government of the New World Order (Paperback, Revised)
Jeffrey Grupp
R267 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R64 (24%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Corporatism is the merger of big business with big government. Government is obsessed with corporate profit, in any way needed, regardless of human cost. In corporatism we see the predictions of Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World coming true today in the most subtle and grotesque ways. Through media, business and government, the power elite exercise ownership over the people in all spheres of life - war, health, education, food, entertainment, thought, conversation. This is "full-spectrum dominance" over the individual human being.

Who Knew? Physics (Paperback): James Lees Who Knew? Physics (Paperback)
James Lees
R323 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R56 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Toxic Farts, Brain-Eating Amoebas, Mosquito Assassins & More - 297 Terrifying Ways Nature is Trying to Murder You (Paperback):... Toxic Farts, Brain-Eating Amoebas, Mosquito Assassins & More - 297 Terrifying Ways Nature is Trying to Murder You (Paperback)
Editors of Media Lab Books
R290 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Hidden Half - How the World Conceals its Secrets (Paperback, Export/Airside): Michael Blastland The Hidden Half - How the World Conceals its Secrets (Paperback, Export/Airside)
Michael Blastland 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 9 - 13 working days

Why does one smoker die of lung cancer but another live to 100? The answer is 'The Hidden Half' - those random, unknowable variables that mess up our attempts to comprehend the world. We humans are very clever creatures - but we're idiots about how clever we really are. In this entertaining and ingenious book, Blastland reveals how in our quest to make the world more understandable, we lose sight of how unexplainable it often is. The result - from GDP figures to medicine - is that experts know a lot less than they think. Filled with compelling stories from economics, genetics, business, and science, The Hidden Half is a warning that an explanation which works in one arena may not work in another. Entertaining and provocative, it will change how you view the world.

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