Irvin D. Yalom: A Schopenhauer-terápia

Irvin D. Yalom: A Schopenhauer-terápia

És kezdetét veszi a filozófus és a pszichiáter intellektuális párharca egy csoportterápia keretein belül – amit leginkább úgy lehetne leírni, hogy ilyen lenne, ha a filozófiáért rajongó, szépíróként is sikeres, amúgy gyakorló pszichiáter Irvin D. Yalom beültetné saját terápiás csoportjába Arthur Schopenhauert. Végülis hajszál híján ez történik: Julius beülteti utolsó terápiás csoportjába a Schopenhauer modern kori reinkarnációjának szerepében tetszelgő Philipet. Nem titkolt szándéka, hogy a csoport dinamikája rést üssön Philip embergyűlölő páncélján – ezzel együtt elültesse benne a terapeutaként nélkülözhetetlen empátia magját. Arra persze egyikük sem számít, mit hoz felszínre kettejükből és a csoport többi tagjából mind Philip megjelenése, mind Julius betegségével kapcsolatos bejelentése.

Prince : Life & Times

Prince : Life & Times

In a career that spanned five decades, Prince really did change the world. After making some of most inventive albums of the 80s – including 1999, Purple Rain, and Sign’O’The Times – he turned his attention to redefining his role in the music industry, changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol, declaring war on Warner Bros, and leading the internet revolution. When he died, on April 21 2016, the world lost one of the few artists who could truly claim to be called a genius.

50 Visions of Mathematics

50 Visions of Mathematics

Relax: no one understands technical mathematics without lengthy training but we all have an intuitive grasp of the ideas behind the symbols. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), this book is designed to showcase the beauty of mathematics – including images inspired by mathematical problems – together with its unreasonable effectiveness and applicability, without frying your brain.

Mammoth Cave Curiosities: A Guide to Rockphobia, Dating, Saber-toothed Cats, and Other Subterranean Marvels

Mammoth Cave Curiosities: A Guide to Rockphobia, Dating, Saber-toothed Cats, and Other Subterranean Marvels

Sir Elton John, blind fish, the original Twinkie, President Ronald Reagan’s Secret Service detail, and mummies don’t usually come up in the same conversation — unless you’re at Mammoth Cave National Park! Home to the earth’s longest known cave system, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the oldest tourist attractions in North America. Although this remarkable place has been immortalized in works ranging from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick to H. P. Lovecraft’s’The Beast in the Cave,’the realities of life at Mammoth Cave can be stranger than fiction. In this charming book, Colleen O’Connor Olson takes readers on a tour through a labyrinth of topics.

Successful Working Environments: How to Create an Optimal Work Environment

Successful Working Environments: How to Create an Optimal Work Environment

Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about the optimal work environment with this practical guide. Your working environment has a significant impact on your creativity, stress levels and wellbeing at work. This is increasingly recognised by major companies such as Google, which now favour ultra-modern office spaces and aim to show staff that their contribution is valued. A number of simple steps on both the individual and company level can foster focus, creativity and collaboration by encouraging a positive atmosphere at work.

Australia’s Dangerous Snakes: Identification, Biology and Envenoming

Australia’s Dangerous Snakes: Identification, Biology and Envenoming

Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs.

Beyond Boycotts : Sport During the Cold War in Europe

Beyond Boycotts : Sport During the Cold War in Europe

Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of’soft power’during the Olympic games. Our goal is to continue in this direction and to focus more on the sport field as a place of exchanges during the Cold War. Regarding this point, our aim is to show that there were events’beyond boycotts’many and that unknown connections existed inside sport.

Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear

Shark Attacks: Myths, Misunderstandings and Human Fear

Humans spend more time in or on the water than ever before. We love the beach. But for many people, getting in the water provokes a moment’s hesitation. Shark attacks are big news events and although the risk of shark attack on humans is incredibly low, the fact remains that human lives are lost to sharks every year. Shark Attacks explores the tension between risk to humans and the need to conserve sharks and protect the important ecological roles they play in our marine environments.

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