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The Siesta and the Midnight Sun

The Siesta and the Midnight Sun
  • Author : Jessa Gamble
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  • Release Date :2011-10-11
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0143185853
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Summary : When a retiring worker is given a gold watch, Jessa Gamble observes, she symbolically gets back the freedom to keep her own hours. There were no mechanical timepieces before the industrial revolution. The day’s activities were dictated by the spinning Earth’s circuit around the Sun and by the seasons. Because people adjusted their lives to these natural rhythms, they may have experienced less stress than their modern counterparts. They almost certainly enjoyed more sleep. In The Siesta and the Midnight Sun, award-winning science writer Jessa Gamble explores the continuing significance of the biological clocks that governed our lives before modern technology annihilated the night. She describes experiments that show both rats and people adhere to a 24-hour schedule even when deprived of daylight. When our days are disrupted by shift work, jet lag or space travel, things go wrong. The disastrous chemical leak at Bhopal, India and the calamitous launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger both were caused partly by sleepless workers. Insomnia is rampant in the Western world. By investigating patterns of behaviour in many societies both past and current, Gamble gives us a glimpse of different ways of scheduling time. In this superbly insightful and entertaining book she examines the crises and creative adaptations that occur on the embattled border where biology, culture and technology clash.

The Alaskan “Midnight Sun”

The Alaskan “Midnight Sun”
  • Author : Nathan Leviticus Neal
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  • Release Date :2009-05-11
  • Total pages :132
  • ISBN : 1452043507
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Summary : This book is a combination of romantic short stories, poems, facts and memoirs. These experiences link passed down wisdom, unique imaginative storytelling with positive suggestive lifestyles. Look up, Get up and Never give up Is one of Nathan’s mottos along with using your imagination as a way of life, and remembering to “become the miracle”? Enjoy the Midnight Sun’s stories that will stir your feelings with the sounds of Nathan Leviticus Neal’s words. Learn of the Walrus, Polar Bear, Eagles, Raven, Fox and undocumented facts about Alaska. Born in the “Northwest Territory” known as the “Last Frontier” in a then small town called Anchorage, Alaska this writer has taken the adventures of boyhood, "North Slope" experiences and places traveled within Alaska to share. Most of the writings were inspired by time spent 650 miles north of Anchorage and about 250 miles north of the town considered the most climatic change of temperature in the world; Fairbanks, Alaska where temperatures range from 60 below zero to 95 above in the summer months. From 1977 to 1987 this writer spent a week on and week off schedule with a major oil company traveling to and from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska . The silent bond in friendship and experiences reflect the beauty of this unique place with unique writer content. Well traveled now and living in the Aloha State of Hawaii, Nathan felt it was time to go back in time and glance through a time capsule and give illustrations of Alaska’s beauty that have motivated him to share places that will give you a “northern exposure”. Pour a glass of wine or milk and enjoy stories of old from the land of the Midnight Sun, Aurora Borealis, Polar Bear and a few wise-tale Alaskan stories created for your entertainment.

The Sun Also Rises

The Sun Also Rises
  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
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  • Total pages :159
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Summary : Ernest Hemingway was one of the most famous American authors of the 20th century. In The Sun Also Rises, a group of American and British expatriates travel to Pamplona, Spain for the running of the bulls

Moon Florida Gulf Coast

Moon Florida Gulf Coast
  • Author : Joshua Lawrence Kinser
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  • Release Date :2019-10-29
  • Total pages :456
  • ISBN : 1640491112
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Summary : Whether you're kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a piña colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries from short beach getaways to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf Coast Strategic advice for beach-goers, wildlife enthusiasts, water sports lovers, and more The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing, and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusion Top activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the Gulf Coast's landscape, wildlife, history, and culture Handy tips for international visitors, families with kids, LGBTQ travelers, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Florida Gulf Coast's practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip.

Day Trips® from Tampa Bay

Day Trips® from Tampa Bay
  • Author : Anne Anderson
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  • Release Date :2012-09-04
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0762788739
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Summary : Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with this fun and friendly guide. For local travelers seeking new adventures in their own backyards as well as for vacationers looking to experience all the excitement the area has to offer, each Day Trips® guide offers hundreds of activities to do, sights to see, and secrets to discover within a two- to three-hour drive and a route map for each itinerary. Complete with full trip-planning information including where to go, what to see, where to eat, where to shop as well as where to stay options for those who want to extend their Day Trip into a weekend. In Spring 2012 we are proud to be publishing six all new guides—The Carolinas, New Jersey, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tampa and St. Petersburg, and the Twin Cities—as well as an updated edition of Day Trips from Kansas City.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Author : Frances Mayes
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  • Release Date :2003-08-26
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0767917456
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Summary : “This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—USA Today The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness
  • Author : Florence Hartley
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  • Release Date :1872
  • Total pages :340
  • ISBN :
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Summary : The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Florida

Florida
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :329
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The Rough Guide to Andalucia (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to Andalucia (Travel Guide eBook)
  • Author : Eva Hibbs,Geoff Garvey,Joanna Styles,Rough Guides
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  • Release Date :2018-06-01
  • Total pages :616
  • ISBN : 1789194202
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Summary : Discover this mesmerising region of Spain with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hike in the Sierra Nevada National Park, marvel at the world-famous Alhambra or discover Malaga's burgeoning art scene, The Rough Guide to Andalucia will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore the steep alleyways of Granada's Albaicin or wander Seville's orange tree-lined streets without needing to get online. Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Andalucia. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Malaga; Cadiz; Seville; Huelva; Cordoba; Jaen; Granada; Almeria; Costa del Sol; The White Towns; Costa de la Luz; Gibraltar; Las Alpujarras; Ronda. Attractions include: Museo Picasso; La Giralda and Cathedral (Seville); Alcazar (Seville); Mezquita; Medina Azahara; Alhambra; Capilla Real (Granada). Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the background of flamenco, recommended books and a useful language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Andalucia. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

The Land of Stone Flowers

The Land of Stone Flowers
  • Author : Sveta Dorosheva
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  • Release Date :2018-10-02
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1452163952
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Summary : Classic fairytales get a refreshing satirical twist in this collection of illustrated stories in which gnomes, pixies, and other fairy folk share tall tales of the strange and unbelievable human world and its inhabitants. Brimming with keen observations and wild assumptions on human anatomy, customs, languages, rituals, dwellings, and more, The Land of Stone Flowers is as absurd as it is astounding, examining contradictory and nonsensical human behaviors through the lens of the fantastic: from the bewitching paper wizards who live in humans' wallets to their invisible hats, known as "moods," which cloud their view of the world. Bursting with intricate and evocative illustrations, The Land of Stone Flowers will draw readers into a world of fantasy and fable that slyly reveals many hidden truths about human existence.

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  • Author : Daniel H. Pink
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  • Release Date :2018-01-09
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0735210640
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Summary : The instant New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller Instant Washington Post Bestseller "Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street Journal Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.

How to be Idle

How to be Idle
  • Author : Tom Hodgkinson
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  • Release Date :2007-06-07
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0141928549
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Summary : How to be Idle is Tom Hodgkinson's entertaining guide to reclaiming your right to be idle. As Oscar Wilde said, doing nothing is hard work. The Protestant work ethic has most of us in its thrall, and the idlers of this world have the odds stacked against them. But here, at last, is a book that can help. From Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler, comes How to be Idle, an antidote to the work-obsessed culture which puts so many obstacles between ourselves and our dreams. Hodgkinson presents us with a laid-back argument for a new contract between routine and chaos, an argument for experiencing life to the full and living in the moment. Ranging across a host of issues that may affect the modern idler - sleep, the world of work, pleasure and hedonism, relationships, bohemian living, revolution - he draws on the writings of such well-known apologists for idleness as Dr Johnson, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and Nietzsche. His message is clear: take control of your life and reclaim your right to be idle. 'Well written, funny and with a scholarly knowledge of the literature of laziness, it is both a book to be enjoyed at leisure and to change lives' Sunday Times 'In his life and in this book the author is 100 per cent on the side of the angels' Literary Review 'The book is so stuffed with wisdom and so stuffed with good jokes that I raced through it like a speed freak' Independent on Sunday Tom Hodgkinson is the founder and editor of The Idler and the author of How to be Idle, How to be Free, The Idle Parent and Brave Old World. In spring 2011 he founded The Idler Academy in London, a bookshop, coffeehouse and cultural centre which hosts literary events and offers courses in academic and practical subjects - from Latin to embroidery. Its motto is 'Liberty through Education'.

Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach
  • Author : Mary Kay Andrews
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  • Release Date :2019-05-07
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 1250126134
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Summary : Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon. Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews' signature wit, heart, and charm.

The Quest

The Quest
  • Author : Daniel Yergin
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  • Release Date :2011-09-20
  • Total pages :832
  • ISBN : 1101563702
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Summary : This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
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  • Release Date :2000-05-22
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0547487061
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Summary : Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations. In "A Temporary Matter," published in The New Yorker, a young Indian-American couple faces the heartbreak of a stillborn birth while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. In the title story, an interpreter guides an American family through the India of their ancestors and hears an astonishing confession. Lahiri writes with deft cultural insight reminiscent of Anita Desai and a nuanced depth that recalls Mavis Gallant. She is an important and powerful new voice.

Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep
  • Author : Matthew Walker
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  • Release Date :2017-10-03
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 1501144316
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Summary : "Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.

The Eagle and Brooklyn

The Eagle and Brooklyn
  • Author : Henry Ward Beecher Howard,Arthur N. Jervis
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  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :1195
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Nature's Broken Clocks

Nature's Broken Clocks
  • Author : Paul Huebener
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  • Release Date :2020-04-25
  • Total pages :220
  • ISBN : 9780889777149
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Summary : Examines how cultural narratives of time are intimately connected to the challenges and disruptions of ecological time The environmental crisis is, in many ways, a crisis of time. From the distress cries of birds that no longer know when to migrate, to the rapid dying of coral reefs, to the quickening pace of extreme weather events, the patterns and timekeeping of the natural world are falling apart. We have broken nature's clocks. Lying hidden at the root of this problem are the cultural narratives that shape our actions and horizons of thought, but as Paul Huebener shows, we can bring about change by developing a critical literacy of time. Moving from circadian rhythms and the revival of ancient frozen bacteria to camping advertisements and the politics of oil pipelines, Nature's Broken Clocks turns to works of fiction and poetry, examining how cultural narratives of time are connected to the problems of ecological collapse and what we might do to fix them. "Urgent and profound, Nature's Broken Clocks is essential reading for anyone interested in time and the environment." --Nicholas Bradley, author of Rain Shadow "Nature's Broken Clocks will inspire readers to reflect deeply on our manipulations of time, and on the impact of our shifting temporal imaginations and practices on the ecosphere." --Sarah Wylie Krotz, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta

The Histories of Polybius

The Histories of Polybius
  • Author : Polybius
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  • Release Date :2012-08-02
  • Total pages :670
  • ISBN : 1108050786
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Summary : This 1889 first full English translation of Polybius' Histories remains a fascinating source on the second and third centuries BCE.

Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano
  • Author : Malcolm Lowry
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  • Release Date :2000-02-03
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 0141190671
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Summary : One of the twentieth century's great undisputed masterpieces, Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano includes an introduction by Michael Schmidt in Penguin Modern Classics. It is the fiesta 'Day of the Dead' in the small Mexican town of Quauhnahuac. In the shadow of the volcano, ragged children beg coins to buy skulls made of chocolate, ugly pariah dogs roam the streets and Geoffrey Firmin - ex-consul, ex-husband, an alcoholic and a ruined man - is living out the last day of his life. Drowning himself in mescal while his former wife and half-brother look on, powerless to help him, the consul has become an enduring tragic figure. As the day wears on, it becomes apparent that Geoffrey must die. It is his only escape from a world he cannot understand. His story, the image of one man's agonised journey towards Calvary, became a prophetic book for a whole generation. Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957) was born and died in England. Between school and studying English at St Catherine's College, Cambridge he spent five months at sea as a deckhand, an experience which gave him the material for his first novel, Ultramarine (1933). After marrying in Paris, he moved to New York where he completed In Ballast to the White (1936). Under The Volcano was begun in Hollywood, coloured by a short stay in the Mexico that it describes, and eventually finished in Dollarton, British Columbia. If you enjoyed Under the Volcano, you might like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and the Damned, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A Faustian masterpiece' Anthony Burgess

The Moral Psychology of Anger

The Moral Psychology of Anger
  • Author : Myisha Cherry,Owen Flanagan
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  • Release Date :2017-12-21
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 1786600773
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Summary : The Moral Psychology of Anger is the first comprehensive study of the moral psychology of anger from a philosophical perspective. The collection provides an inclusive view of anger from a variety of philosophical perspectives.