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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Book of the day-23: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari


Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow 

with Yuval Noah Harari

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“University of California Television (UCTV)”
Published on Apr 24, 2017

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Historian Yuval Noah Harari has taken the world on a tour through the span of humanity, from apes to rulers of the world. Harari became an international sensation when he argued in his best-selling book Sapiens that humans conquered the world through their ability to believe in collective myths about gods, money and freedom. In the highly-anticipated sequel Homo Deus, Harari looks to the future, exploring how godlike technologies such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering will define what we become. Recorded on 02/27/2017. Series: "SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind" [Show ID: 32146]


Grateful thanks to Prof Yual Noah Harari, “University of California Television (UCTV)” and YouTube.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Book of the day-22: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind By Yuval Harari


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Harari

The author himself talks about the book.

192,819 views
Mr,Todd
Published on May 10, 2017


Grateful thanks to Yual Noah Harari, “Mr.Todd” and YouTube.

Quotes on Books-48: Herta Mueller


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Book of the day-19: Gandhi After 9/11: Creative Nonviolence and Sustainability


Gandhi After 9/11


Creative Nonviolence and Sustainability

By: Allen Douglas
Pages: 288 pages (Hard Bound)
Price : Rs. 845/-
First Published : January 2019

Published by : Oxford University Press (10th January 2019)

About the Book:

9/11 marked the beginning of a century that is defined by widespread violence. Every other day seems to be a furthering of the already catastrophic present towards a more disastrous tomorrow. With climate change looming over us, frequent economic instability, religious wars, and relentless political mayhem, life for what we have made of it seems more and more unsustainable. Douglas Allen insists that we look to Gandhi, if only selectively and creatively, in order to move towards a nonviolent and sustainable future.

Is a Gandhi-informed swaraj technology, valuable but humanly limited, possible? What would a Gandhian world—a more egalitarian, interconnected, decentralized—of globalization look like? Focusing on key themes in Gandhi's thinking such as violence and nonviolence, absolute truth and relative truth, ethical and spiritual living, and his critique of modernity, the book compels us to rethink our positions today.

About the Author:

Douglas Allen is professor and former chairperson of philosophy at the University of Maine, USA. | Email: douglas.allen@umit.maine.edu

Grateful thanks to Allen Doughlas, OUP and YouTube.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Book of the day-19: SAPIENS by Yual Noah Harari


SAPIENS BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI |
ANIMATED BOOK SUMMARY | PART 1

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Wolfsuka: Book Summaries
Published on Aug 4, 2017
"Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari is today's animated book summary/review - and this came out before after "Homo Deus", his newest book. http://bit.ly/2bfqfQz

Grateful thanks to Prof.Yual Noah Harari, Wolfsuka: Book Summaries and YouTube.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Chennai Book Festival 2019-1: Visit







Had been to the 42nd Chennai Book Festival organized by BAPASI at YMCA Gronds, Nandanam, Chennai.  Could see and shake hands with writers, Mr.S.Ramakrishnan and Mr.Charu Nivedita. Bought some books.  Had an enjoyable time perusing books.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Book News-40: New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

The New Delhi World Book Fair(NDWBF), held for the past 46 years, is a major calendar event inthe publishing world. NDWBF2019 is scheduled from 5 to 13 January 2019 at the centrally located Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Book News-39: Trichy Book Festival

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Saturday, January 5, 2019