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How To Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World

How To Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World

The Dalai Lama's message in this book is as renowned as he is himself: that compassion is essential for individuals and for the world. This is very much his subject for, when we think of His Holiness, we immediately think of the compassion he embodies, and to which he has devoted his entire life.He suggests we pay close attention to the way we respond to everyone and to everything around us, and explains how caring for others can be a profound source of happiness on an individual level, which can then be extended outward in wider and wider circles. From here, he goes on to describe Basic mistakes (such as hatred towards others) that lead us into personal turmoil and interpersonal disruption. Then he asks us to examine the nature of consciousness so we understand how the transformation of our attitude is possible. Finally, in typically practical fashion, he suggests how we can implement compassion in our daily lives, and go on to live with greater care and concern for all beings.

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee, written by Jared Diamond, is a comprehensive study of human behaviour and its origins. This book analyses the relationship that human beings have with their surroundings, along with the cultural aspects involved. The reason behind the supremacy of certain humans over others and why this is so is one question that has been answered in this text.Jared Diamond focuses on the chimpanzee-human connection, stating that the differences are next to nothing. Human beings are said to be the third chimpanzees, who in their cultural habitat, react in certain ways that shape their existence. This book encompasses the greater mysteries of human existence, leaving nothing out, whether it be selection of a mate by females or males or social differences across boundaries.Touching upon the questions pertaining to the relationship of man with animals, The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee is hailed as a collective study of human psychology, Anthropology and evolutionary biology. What human beings have accomplished and what more they are capable of are some of the questions answered within the pages of Jared Diamond’s book.The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee was published by RHUK in 1992 and is available in paperback. Key Features: This book was awarded the Royal Society Prize for Science Books and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 1992.The book traces the evolution of human beings from their origin as animals and points out various cultural traits like art, language and other human attributes.

Joseph Anton

Joseph Anton

Following the far-reaching controversy over his novel, The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie was issued a fatwa by the spiritual and political leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini. Rushdie remained in hiding for ten years after the issuance and his dread and despair has been recorded in the autobiographical novel, Joseph Anton. Till 1998, he could not surface and deliver new work, as a result he decided to stay clear of media coverage until the hostility subsided.Joseph Anton is the story of the author's fierce battle for freedom of Speech and his views against oppression in the name of religion. His fears, troubles and inability to stand-up for his rights have been voiced in this Memory from his exile. He could not get involved in anything of relevance, he was to live without any opinions on matters and suppress his emotions in most cases or lose his life forever.Receiving a phone call on 14 February, 1989 from a BBC journalist that a fatwa had been issued against him, Rushdie was forced to accept a 24-hour surrounded by police officers. As a pseudonym to protect his identity, he gave them the name Joseph Anton to protect his family and his values. Joseph Anton is named after two of his favorite writers, Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. The author brings-to-light his struggle for freedom through Speech and writing with the help received from the government, fellow writers, family and friends.Joseph Anton was published by RHUK in 2013 and is available in paperback. Key Features: It was one of the 14 titles in the longlist for the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize. Also shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize.

Good Omens (Discworld)

Good Omens (Discworld)

“Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.” According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch – the world’s only totally reliable guide to the future, written in 1655, before she exploded – the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea… People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so it’s only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. This time though, the armies of Good and Evil really do appear to be massing. The four Bikers of the Apocalypse are hitting the road. But both the angels and demons – well, one fast-living demon and a somewhat fussy angel – would quite like the Rapture not to happen. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist…

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders ... until he meets Donald Shimoda - former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make Wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar...In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal New York Times bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that People don't need Airplanes to soar ... that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them ... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places - like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

The Double: (Enemy)

The Double: (Enemy)

Watching a rented video, Tertuliano Maximo Afonso is shocked to notice that one of the actors is identical to him in every physical detail. He embarks on a secret quest to find his double and sets in motion a train of Events that he cannot control. Saramago's novel explores the nature of individuality and examines the fear and insecurity that arise when our singularity comes under threat, when even a wife cannot tell the original from the imposter...

Brave New World

Brave New World

Brave New World is a novel with a science-fiction theme written by bestselling author, Aldous Huxley, and was first published in 1932. It is set in the far future, in 2540 AD and features a utopian view of the Society at that time, with a lot of material dedicated to sleep learning, reproductive technology, and classical conditioning. The title is derived from a line in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.The book begins with a lengthy introduction, detailing the author’s views of how he thinks the entire World will function in the far future, in a global Society that he terms The World State. The individual story only begins in the 7th chapter, where the reader is properly introduced to the story of Bernard and Lenina, two inhabitants of the World State.Bernard has a single friend in life, whose name is Helmholtz Watson. Bernard and Lenina go on a holiday to New Mexico where they meet John the Savage and Linda, both of whom have lived hard lives due to being ostracised by all the People they lived with.It is decided that John and Linda would accompany Bernard and Lenina back to the World State when they return, and the rest of Brave New World Covers the Events that occur on their return journey. The export edition of this book was published by RHUK in 2004, and is available as a paperback. Key Features: Brave New World is a Science fiction novel that was first published in 1932Brave New World is the story of a couple, namely Bernard and Lenina, and how their life changes after a holiday in new Mexico.

The Three-Arched Bridge (Vintage Classics)

The Three-Arched Bridge (Vintage Classics)

When the construction of a bridge built to link the Balkans to Europe is repeatedly and mysteriously sabotaged, an old ballad starts making the rounds at local taverns. The bards sing of a legend – a woman immured in a castle Wall to prevent it from falling. Some say the bridge is being damaged by local ferrymen, others blame the vengeful water spirits. But this is a town where terror and superstition reign and a solution must be reached. So it is decreed: a willing person must be plastered into the bridge…

The Writing On My Forehead

The Writing On My Forehead

Free-spirited and rebellious, Saira has grown up in California with her beautiful, obedient sister Ameena. From childhood, she has broken the boundaries between her desire for independence and her family's traditions - in particular, her Bombay-bred mother's idea of how Girls should behave. Now, hungry for experience and curious about the world, Saira travels to Karachi for a wedding, and stumbles on Family secrets that will shape the rest of her life. It's the beginning of a journey of understanding and reconciliation that goes back three generations. Further surprises are to come as Saira visits London and discovers the political forces that have driven her father's family, in India and in England. As her background gradually reveals itself, Saira finds that the battles she faces - over love, belonging and fulfilment - have faced others before, and comes to realise that her many-layered inheritance is a thing to be treasured. In a beautifully written and deeply moving narrative, Nafisa Haji explores Issues of displacement and belonging and the lure of family, Home and tradition versus career and the excitement of the wider World - for Men as well as women.

Attila The Hun

Attila The Hun

The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly household name, but what do we really know about the man himself, his position in History and the World in which he lived? This riveting Biography reveals the man behind the myth.In the years 434-454AD the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one man, Attila, king of the Huns. The decaying Roman empire still stood astride the Western World, from its twin capitals of Rome and Constantinople, but it was threatened by a new force, the much-feared Barbarian hordes. It was Attila who united the Barbarian tribes into a single, amazingly-effective army. He launched two violent attacks against the eastern and western halves of the Roman empire, attacks which earned him his reputation for mindless devastation, and brought an end to Rome's pre-eminence in Europe.Attila was coarse, capricious, arrogant, ruthless and brilliant. An illiterate and predatory tribal chief, he had no Interest in administration, but was a wily politician, who, from his base in the grasslands of Hungary, used secretaries and ambassadors to bring him intelligence on his enemies. He was a leader whose unique qualities made him supreme among tribal leaders, but whose weaknesses ensured the collapse of his empire after his death.

The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within

Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes.Stephen, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the Tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.

By-Line

By-Line

Ernest Hemingway’s Literary apprenticeship was served in journalism, a career that he pursued for over four decades. From his early Work as a correspondent for the Toronto Star in Europe during the 1920s, through his inimitable articles for Esquire and his first-hand reports of the Spanish Civil War, to the mellow, ironic chronicle of his last African adventures, few correspondents have produced a more impressive body of work.By-Line presents a fascinating and revealing selection of Hemingway’s journalism, and charts the development of one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century.

The Rise and Fall of Communism

The Rise and Fall of Communism

Winner of the 2010 W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for Best Political Science Book of the Year 2010The relentless rise of Communism was the most momentous political development of the first half of the twentieth century. No political change has been more fundamental than its demise in Europe and its decline elsewhere. In this hugely acclaimed book Archie Brown provides an indispensable History that examines the origins of the ideology, its development in different countries, its collapse in many states following the Soviet perestroika, and its current incarnations around the globe.The Rise and Fall of Communism explains how and why Communists came to power; how they were able, in a variety of Countries on different continents to hold on to power for so long; and what brought about the downfall of so many Communist systems. A groundbreaking Work from an internationally renowned specialist, this is the definitive study of the most remarkable political and human story of our times.

Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion

Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion

*What do newborn babies and psychopaths have in common? What are the best ways to win arguments and resolve conflict? Has our ability to change minds, like the mind itself, evolved? *Extreme Persuasion is about a special kind of persuasion - that which can instantly disarm even the most discerning mind, with an incubation period of seconds. This is the kind of high-wire psychological espionage that, in the right hands, can dismantle any conflict, but that in the wrong hands can kill. *From the political genius of Nelson Mandela or Winston Churchill to the malign but fascinating powers of con-men and psychopaths, via weeping politicians and frogs that mug each other, Kevin Dutton's brilliantly original and revelatory book explores what Psychology can teach us about the techniques of persuasion, the mojo of influence that only the yodas of persuasion and the grandmasters of martial Arts possess. *Dutton shows that each of us has an innate ability to influence others: like IQ, there is a spectrum of p

Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motions of Planets Around the Sun

Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motions of Planets Around the Sun

On 14 March 1964 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest Scientific thinkers of the 20th Century, delivered a lecture entitled 'The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun'. For thirty years this remarkable lecture was believed to be lost. But now Feynman's Work has been reconstructed and explained in meticulous, accessible detail, together with a History of ideas of the planets' motions. The result is a vital and absorbing account of one of the fundamental Puzzles of science, and an invaluable insight into Feynman's charismatic brilliance.

The Sicilian

The Sicilian

Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him. At sea amid the treacheries of a brutal and unfamiliar land, Michael must find a way through the labyrinthine deceits that surround him, while Giuliano prepares himself for a final confrontation with Don Croce, Capo di Capi of the Sicilian Mafia. A novel of explosive suspense, heroic action - and evil on an epic scale. In the hands of Mario Puzo's brilliantly sinister talent, the reader comes to know again the terrible magic of the Mafia.

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits

Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits

What can we never do? Barrow looks at what limits there might be to human discovery, and what we might find, ultimately, to be unknowable, undoable, or unthinkable. Science is a big success story, but where will it end? And, indeed, will it end? Weaving together a tapestry of surprises, Barrow explores the frontiers of knowledge. We find that the notion of 'impossibility' has played a striking role in our thinking. Surrealism, impossible figures, Time travel, paradoxes of Logic and perspectives - all stimulate us to contemplate something more than what is. Using simple explanations, it shows the reader that impossibility is a deep and powerful notion; that any Universe complex enough to contain conscious beings will contain limits on what those beings can know about their Universe; that what we cannot know defines reality as surely as what we can know.

The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master (Classic Edition)

The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master (Classic Edition)

The Miracle of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master (Classic Edition) talks about the benefits of mindfulness. Being aware can allow you to live a better by allowing you to appreciate the present. The author is a Buddhist monk who believes that ordinary activities you carry out in your daily life can become a way to meditate. Often times it can be hard to find Time for yourself, this book shows you how you can use your Time to find peace within yourself. He provides pragmatic exercises and profound tales that will aid your search for peace and higher Levels of understanding yourself. The book shows you that Meditation is not about removing yourself from the present but it should help you deal with the present better. The author focusses on the solution to 3 questions which talk about the apt Time to do something, the valued People to Work with and the most vital thing to do all the time. The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide To Meditation By The World's Most Revered Master (Classic Edition) was published by RHUK in 2008 and is available in paperback. Key Features: The Miracle of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master (Classic Edition) talks about using self-awareness to live a greater and peaceful life. The book is written by a Zen Buddhist monk who is heavily invested in promoting peace in the world.

Hidden Agendas

Hidden Agendas

In this powerful book, journalist and film maker John Pilger strips away the layers of deception, dissembling language and omission that prevent us from understanding how the World really works. From the invisible corners of Tony Blair's Britain to Burma, Vietnam, Australia, South Africa and the illusions of the 'media age', power, he argues, has its own agenda. Unchallenged, it operates to protect its interests with a cynical disregard for People - shaping, and often devastating, millions of lives. By unravelling the hidden histories of Contemporary events, Pilger allows us to read between the lines. He also celebrates the eloquent defiance and courage of those who resist oppression and give us hope for the future. Tenaciously researched and written with passion and wit, Hidden Agendas will change the way you see the world.

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City

Guy Delisle expertly lays the groundwork for a cultural road map of Contemporary Jerusalem, utilizing the classic stranger-in-a-strange-land point of view that made his other books, Pyongyang, Shenzhen, and Burma Chronicles, required reading for understanding what daily life is like in cities few are able to Travel to. In Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many. He eloquently examines the impact of the conflict on the lives of People on both sides of the Wall while drolly recounting the quotidian: checkpoints, traffic jams, and holidays.When observing the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call Jerusalem home, Delisle's drawn line is both sensitive and fair, assuming nothing and Drawing everything. Jerusalem showcases once more Delisle's mastery of the Travelogue.

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A Sort Of Life

A Sort Of Life

Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'.

The Universe In A Nutshell

The Universe In A Nutshell

The Universe In A Nutshell is a theoretical Physics book written by Stephen Hawking.The Universe In A Nutshell describes to a General audience the various themes relating to the Lucasian professor's work, like Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and P-branes, which is part of the superstring Theory in quantum mechanics. The book tells Readers about the History and philosophies of modern Physics.The author's intentions are to merge Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories together into one absolute integrated Theory that will describe everything that will happen in the universe.Professor Hawking seeks to reveal science's holy grail, which is the indefinable Theory of Everything that is the crux of the cosmos. In his casual and lucid style, he guides the Readers through his quest to find and disclose the facts of the universe, from holography to duality, from quantum Theory to M-Theory, from supersymmetry to supergravity.Enthusiastically, Professor Hawking asks his Readers to be his companion travelers on this astonishing voyage all the way through Time and space. This book includes abundance of illustrations that have been printed in four-color, that will help clarify this expedition into an unreal wonderland where strings, Sheets and particles move in eleven different dimensions.The Universe In A Nutshell was published by RHUK in 2001. It is available in hardcover. Key Features: The Universe in a Nutshell won the Aventis Prizes for Science Books 2002. This book is considered a sequel to the bestseller A Brief History of Time, which was published in 1988.

Beyond A Boundary

Beyond A Boundary

C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of Cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the Players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's Psychology and aesthetics, and the Issues of class, race and Politics that surround it. Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and Defence of Cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a Sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of Cricket who only Cricket know?

Guns, Germs And Steel

Guns, Germs And Steel

WITH A NEW AFTERWORD FROM THE AUTHOR Why has human History unfolded so differently across the globe?In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Jared Diamond puts the case that Geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of History, biology, Ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel remains a ground-breaking and humane Work of popular science.'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens

Books published by RHUK at best prices | Best of RHUK (660 books)

Books published by RHUK at best prices | Best of RHUK (660 books) Price
How To Be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World Rs. 247.0
The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee Rs. 350.0
Joseph Anton Rs. 260.0
Good Omens (Discworld) Rs. 215.0
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Rs. 237.0
The Double: (Enemy) Rs. 399.0
Brave New World Rs. 279.0
The Three-Arched Bridge (Vintage Classics) Rs. 319.0
The Writing On My Forehead
Attila The Hun Rs. 437.0
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within Rs. 260.0
By-Line Rs. 180.0
The Rise and Fall of Communism Rs. 326.0
Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion Rs. 350.0
Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motions of Planets Around the Sun Rs. 299.0
The Sicilian
Impossibility: The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits Rs. 370.0
The Miracle Of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master (Classic Edition) Rs. 286.0
Hidden Agendas Rs. 240.0
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City Rs. 749.25
A Sort Of Life Rs. 259.0
The Universe In A Nutshell Rs. 750.0
Beyond A Boundary Rs. 437.0
Guns, Germs And Steel Rs. 449.0