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A New Theory of Justice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
A formulation of a new theory of justice; an investigation into the meaning of the word "culture"; a discussion of the scope and limits of the philosophy of religion in the 21st century, and finally, a look at the kinds of minds that might inhabit our universe. Four extended essays attempting to break new ground in philosophy..
Wildnis
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Isa Luise Essler, a German writer and intellectual, emigrated to Canada in 1926 to marry the prospector, Wil See. It is now 1946, the Second World War is over and "progress" is king. Because of this post-war mindset, Isa Luise and Wil are fighting to keep the Nechako Dam Project from flooding their wilderness valley. Isa Luise is also corresponding with the incarcerated American poet, Ezra Pound..
The Planet-Girded Suns: The Long History of Belief in Exoplanets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,260. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Ad Stellae Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Civilization, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » History of Science
From the late 17th century until the end of the 19th, almost all educated people believed that the stars are suns surrounded by inhabited planets. This book, first published by Atheneum in 1974 and now updated to include the scientific knowledge gained during the past 40 years, tells the story of the rise, fall, and eventual renewal of widespread conviction that we are not alone in the universe.