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John Gray - Author

About the Author

John Gray Ph.D. is recognised internationally as a leading authority on communication and relationships. He is a psychologist, writer, lecturer and bestselling author who has been conducting seminars in major cities for over twenty years. Gray lives in northern California with his wife Bonnie.

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Al-qaeda And What It Means To Be Modern

Al-qaeda And What It Means To Be Modern

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2018

Die groen Western 251

Die groen Western 251

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2018

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Er ritt ber die sprlich mit Gras bewachsenen Hgel und sah die sandigen Ufer des Aravaipa-Flusses vor sich. Er war ein groer, breitschultriger Mann in groben Baumwollhosen und einem weichgegerbten Lederhemd mit Fransen an den Nhten. Seine Fe steckten in Mokassins, um den Hals hatte er sich ein verwaschenes rotes Tuch gebunden.Unter dem breitrandigen, zerbeulten Sombrero, den er auf dem Kopf trug, quoll langes schwarzes Haar hervor. Das und seine Augen, die von lichtem Blau waren, kontrastierten scharf mit seinem dunklen, bronzehutigen Indianergesicht.Er sa geschmeidig im Sattel eines riesigen Appaloosa-Hengstes, locker und kraftvoll zugleich. Wer ihn ansah, sprte die Wildheit, die von ihm ausging.Die Sonne hatte den Zenit erreicht, ein paar Wolken kreuzten den brennenden Horizont. Von Sdwesten strich ein schwler Windhauch ber den Flu.Er sah auf dem anderen Ufer die langgestreckte, von Hgeln gesumte Ebene, an deren Westende Wagen und Pferde zu sehen waren. Menschen bewegten sich hin und her.Der Reiter trieb den Appaloosa an und ritt auf eine Furt des Aravaipa zu. Der Flu war flach, das Wasser reichte nicht einmal bis zu den Steigbgeln. Der Hengst durchquerte ohne grere Anstrengung den Flu und trabte am anderen Ufer die Bschung hoch.Pltzlich stand wie aus dem Boden gewachsen ein Soldat vor ihm. Er hielt ein langlufiges Springfield-Gewehr in den Fusten, blickte zu dem Reiter hoch und registrierte seine dunkle Haut und den indianischen Schnitt seines Gesichts."e;Sie drfen hier nicht durch.Der Reiter beugte sich vor. "e;Warum?"e;Das Gelnde ist heute gesperrt.

Social Interaction and English Language Teacher Identity

Social Interaction and English Language Teacher Identity

Author: John Gray, Tom Morton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Analyses how different English language teacher identities and power relationships are oriented to and made relevant in social interactionSocial interaction and English language teacher identity uses fine-grained analyses of interaction in a range of teacher education and professional practice settings in ELT to explore the different identities and power relationships which teachers orient to. It traces the role of identity and interaction in the processes of acquiring new teaching skills and knowledge, reflecting on professional practice and constructing teaching selves, and explores the limits and constraints on these processes imposed by global forces such as the marketization of education. The book is written for teachers, teacher educators, postgraduate students and researchers interested in the relationships between social interaction, identity and professional practice in ELT. Key features Includes a full survey of different approaches to the study of language teacher learning and identityProvides an introduction to a range of frameworks for analyzing talk and identity in teacher education and professional practice contexts Analyses spoken data from activities such as guided lesson-planning, post-teaching reflection, discussions of teaching materials Each chapter ends with practice tasks, discussion points, and references for further reading Suitable for use in conjunction with any postgraduate-level course on language in interaction, as it surveys and critically discusses various approaches and includes many practical examples

Seven Types of Atheism

Seven Types of Atheism

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/04/2018

SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A highly readable, fascinating book that jerks the debate on religion versus atheism right out of its crusted rut into the light of serious intellectual scrutiny' Observer A meditation on the importance of atheism in the modern world - and its inadequacies and contradictions - by one of Britain's leading philosophers 'When you explore older atheisms, you will find some of your firmest convictions - secular or religious - are highly questionable. If this prospect disturbs you, what you are looking for may be freedom from thought.' For a generation now, public debate has been corroded by a narrow derision of religion in the name of an often very vaguely understood 'science'. John Gray's stimulating and extremely enjoyable new book describes the rich, complex world of the atheist tradition, a tradition which he sees as in many ways as rich as that of religion itself, as well as being deeply intertwined with what is so often crudely viewed as its 'opposite'. The result is a book that sheds an extraordinary and varied light on what it is to be human and on the thinkers who have, at different times and places, battled to understand this issue.

Die groen Western 242

Die groen Western 242

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen).

Die groen Western 240

Die groen Western 240

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 20/03/2018

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen).

Die groen Western 234

Die groen Western 234

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen).

Die groen Western 231

Die groen Western 231

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen).

Die groen Western 230

Die groen Western 230

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 09/01/2018

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen).

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2017

A rich and fascinating ethnography of domestic architecture and activities among the high caste Chhetris of Kholagaun in Nepal, this book focuses on the spatial organization, everyday activities and ritual performances that generate and display Chhetri houses as 'mandalas', sacred diagrams that are both maps of the cosmos and machines for revelation. Describing the orientation and layout of the Chhetri house and surrounding compound; it shows how the orientation and distribution of everyday social activities with the domestic mandala shape people's experience of the enigmas of their lifeworld as householders; and analyses the double significance of rituals that take place in the domestic mandala. By treating the Nepali house as more than just the background of people's everyday life, the author reveals the Chhetri everyday lifeworld as a revelation of Hindu tantric cosmology, its enigmatic illusion, and the path to liberation from it. The themes addressed in the book make a unique contribution to the fields of anthropology, architecture and human geography.

Die groen Western 222

Die groen Western 222

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 14/11/2017

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Er hatte es immer gehat, frh aufzustehen. Auch jetzt fhlte er sich unwohl. Seit Tagen befand er sich in einem Zustand, in dem ihm alles egal war. Arbo Bannister sog die khle Luft tief in seine Lungen. Ein grauer Morgen. Aus den Smpfen klang das dumpfe Glucksen des Wassers, das Rascheln der Vgel im Schilf und das Quaken der Ochsenfrsche. Die richtige Zeit, um zu sterben?Bannister schritt durch das hohe, vom Tau schwere Gras der Waldwiese. Er sprte, wie die Nsse seine Hosenbeine trnkte. Vor sich sah er den Mann, den er tten wollte. Bannister blieb stehen. Er war ein groer Mann. Er hatte breite Schultern und einen schweren Krperbau. Sein Kopf wirkte massig, was der ungepflegte, dichte, dunkelblonde Vollbart noch unterstrich. Er trug ein weich gegerbtes Hirschlederhemd mit langen Fransen an den Nhten. Nakina hatte es fr ihn gefertigt. Arbo Bannister verdrngte jeden Gedanken an sie. Sein Gegner war ein grober, gemeiner Kerl aus der Nachbarschaft. Er zchtete Kampfhhne. Er nannte sich Rooster Baines, Baines, der Hahn. Wie er wirklich hie, wute kein Mensch.

I Am Number 8

I Am Number 8

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2017

If God can take David--the invisible eighth son of a forgotten family--and turn him into a king, just imagine what magnificent plans He has for redeeming your life.David was born a number 8--a hidden gem, often overlooked and undervalued by everyone except for God. For David, being a number 8 seemed like a curse until the day God transformed him from the unknown eighth son of Jesse into the much-honored king of Israel. When God sends out an invitation to greatness, His directions don't always make sense to us. You may feel like the most invisible, broken number 8 out there, but God sees your hidden value and is growing you for better things. David didn't know it, but his time as a simple shepherd with a dull future did not go unnoticed by God. In David's darkest moments, he was cultivating the kind of gifts, wisdom, and leadership he would need to become a king. Even when you're an underdog in the eyes of the world, God is working behind the scenes to develop you into a king or queen.

Die groen Western 182

Die groen Western 182

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 07/02/2017

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). ber den Flu sank die Dmmerung. Leise schlugen die Wellen des Flusses an den Rumpf des flachen Fhrkahns. Der leichte Abendwind wehte unvermittelt den Klang von Schssen aus der Ferne heran. Die Detonationen verhallten in der Ebene. Der Fhrmann am Bug des Kahns hob den Kopf und lauschte angespannt. Doch es war bereits wieder still. Frstelnd zog der Fhrmann die krftigen Schultern hoch. Auf den Bohlen des Stegs waren Schritte zu hren. Der Fhrmann blickte sich nicht um. Ein Mann trat neben das Boot. Es ist geschossen worden, Vater.Ich habe es gehrt.Das heit, da du dich beeilen mut, Vater, das Aufgebot ist dicht hinter ihnen, sagte der andere. Wir haben es bis jetzt noch immer geschafft. Diesmal wird es nicht anders sein. Der Fhrmann richtete sich jetzt auf und wandte sich um. Geh zum Haus, sagte er. Dann klang pltzlich Hufschlag durch die Dunkelheit, dumpf und monoton. Reiter nherten sich. Auf einem Hgel, unweit der Fhrstation, flackerte jetzt eine Fackel auf. Der Fhrmann lste die Halteleine des Kahns. Als er wieder nach Sden blickte, sah er die Reiter wie dahinfliegende Schattenrisse aus der Nacht auftauchen. Der Sohn des Fhrmanns hastete mit groen Stzen zum Haus. Der Alte blickte ihm nach, zog die Schultern hoch und frstelte wieder.

Die groen Western 178

Die groen Western 178

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2017

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Sein Land Im Licht des frhen Tages, das sich strahlend ber die noch taufeuchte, von dichtem grnem Gras bedeckte Erde ergoss und die grauen Dunstfetzen des Morgennebels vertrieb, lag es vor John Tracy. Sein Land! Er zgelte das Pferdegespann vor dem groen Conestogaschoner, der von einer verblichenen Plane berspannt wurde. Und in das leise Schnauben der Pferde, das unruhige Stampfen ihrer Hufe hinein, sagte er mit heiserer, bewegter Stimme: Ella, Jeany. Wir haben es geschafft! Kommt und seht es euch an!

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2016

John Gray is now established as one of the UK's leading political thinkers. For over a decade he has been asssociated with the ideas and think-tanks of the New Right. In this book he presents both a criticism of the ideological excesses of New Right ideology and a radical critique of the New Right itself, developed from the standpoint of traditional conservatism. All the major thinkers and themes of the New Right are examined, together with many major issues of current public policy - such as the growth of the underclass, the future of the welfare state and the role of government in education and culture. The author also argues that there are deep affinities between conservative ideology and Green thought. He advances radical proposals for the preservation and renewal of common life for an age in which the ideals of modernism, including continuous economic growth, are decreasingly viable. He expresses his conviction that conservative philosophy will find its future in dissociating itelf from the neo-liberalism that has lately dominated policy, and returning to the task of redefining traditional values.

Gray's Anatomy Selected Writings

Gray's Anatomy Selected Writings

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

'The most prescient of British public intellectuals' Pankaj Mishra, Financial Times Updated with a new foreword and two new chapters of John Gray's writing. Why is progress a pernicious myth? Why do beliefs that humanity can be improved end in farce or horror? Is atheism a hangover from Christian faith? John Gray, one of the most iconoclastic thinkers of our time, smashes through civilization's long cherished beliefs, overturning our view of the world and our place in it.

Die groen Western 160

Die groen Western 160

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Der Sechs-Gallonen-Hut stand wie ein Eimer auf der Theke. Als sein Besitzer sich umdrehte, warfen sich die beiden Mnner neben ihm rasche Blicke zu. Sie warteten, bis der hnenhafte schwarzbrtige Bursche sich vollends abgewandt hatte und handelten dann blitzschnell. Sie hoben ihre gefllten Whiskyglser und leerten sie in die Hutkrone Will Hattman war ein Mann, den man nicht bersehen konnte. Wenn er in einen Trrahmen trat, dann fllte er diesen aus. Seine klotzige Gestalt stand mehr als sechs Fu hoch in den Stiefeln und spannte jeden Teil seiner Kleidung. Sein kantiger Schdel erinnerte an einen unbehauenen Felsblock, und seine stahlgrauen Augen unter den buschigen Brauen an zwei Eiskristalle. Seine Hnde waren schwielig. Schwarz wie ein Feuerloch war sein struppiger Bart. Quer ber den Schdel zog sich eine feuerrote Narbe hin. Und auf die deutete er, als er sich zu einigen Mnnern an einem Tisch hinabbeugte.

Die groen Western 152

Die groen Western 152

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2016

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Mnner, die ihr in den Ausschnitt starrten, hatte Bella McCoy nie leiden knnen. Schon gar nicht, wenn sie fett waren und schwitzten. In solchen Momenten hasste sie ihren Job im plschigen, mit Kronleuchtern und Goldbeschlgen verschwenderisch ausgestatteten Salon der "e;Delta Queen"e;. Whrend sie zwischen den mit weiem Damast bedeckten Tischen hindurchschritt, sprte sie das Vibrieren der krftigen Maschine unter ihren Fen, das den bauchigen Leib des Schaufelraddampfers mit einem geheimnisvollen Leben erfllte. Als sie wieder zur Messingtheke zurckkehrte, sa der fette Kerl immer noch da. Er glotzte sie an und hielt sich an einem Whiskyglas fest

Conscious Men

Conscious Men

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2016

Conscious Men guides a man to look within and discover his purpose and mission; to be in touch with his feelings but not ruled by his feelings; to live a life that is in pursuit of his path, while honoring the commitments he made during that pursuit. This book is a practical roadmap to support every man to discover and live his unique calling. Conscious Men explores 12 qualities of the New Masculinity. Each chapter offers a vivid portrait of each quality, with insights about how it is influenced by biochemistry. It presents a road map for the challenges men face today in living their fullest potential, as well as dozens of suggested practices for how to develop each quality. The book also has a "e;To Women"e; section for each chapter: offering women insight about how to recognize a good and trustworthy man, as well as how to support a man to bring the best out of himself.

Beyond Mars and Venus Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World

Beyond Mars and Venus Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World

Author: John Gray, Warren Farrell, Marc Gafni Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2016

The author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time returns with an updated guide for today's generation. Two decades ago, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus revolutionized the way we thought about love and partnership. John Gray's work has helped countless readers improve and even save their relationships. But as society evolves, relationships do, too. It's time to move beyond Mars and Venus, toward a new relationship model for modern couples. Today, men and women are no longer trapped by rigid societal roles. Now more than ever, we have the freedom to be our authentic selves. Women can access their masculine side, and men can embrace their feminine side. This new freedom is a good thing, but it also brings new challenges. Men and women still need the right tools and skills to help build stronger relation- ships. While previous generations sought role mate relationships, based on the more rigid gender roles of the time, today's couples need a new kind of relationship: a soul mate relationship. These more emotionally satisfying relationships require a deeper understanding of our partners' individual needs. In Beyond Mars and Venus, Gray teaches you how to strengthen your bond and grow in love together, so you and your loved one can meet each other's needs in the best way possible, bringing you lasting happiness and a fulfilling partnership.

Die groen Western 147

Die groen Western 147

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2016

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Die geffnete Schlinge baumelte von dem einfach gezimmerten Galgengerst. Als der junge Mann gebracht wurde, der an diesem Morgen sterben sollte, war es still. Die Zuschauer standen dicht gedrngt. Ihre Gesichter waren unbewegt. Der Unglckliche wehrte sich nicht, bis er die lngliche Kiste unter dem Galgen sah, auf die er steigen sollte, es sollte sein Sarg sein. Im Osten ging gerade die Sonne auf. Der nahe Rio Frio glitzerte silbrig. Das Galgengerst warf einen langen Schatten in den jungen, frischen Morgen.

The Soul of the Marionette A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

The Soul of the Marionette A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

TLS BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'Gray must be one of the best read of contemporary philosophers, trawling insouciantly through high-, middle- and low-brow literature with the sharp-eyed eclecticism of a magpie of genius' John Banville, Guardian 'Like Isaiah Berlin with a thing for sci-fi' Tibor Fischer, Spectator Everyone thinks they want to be free - or do they? John Gray's thought-stirring new book on freedom draws together insights from Gnosticism, science fiction, ancient sacrifice and the occult to show that freedom is an illusion and that, like fairground puppets, humans dream of escaping the burden of choice altogether.

Die groen Western 134

Die groen Western 134

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2016

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Jim Bonner zgelte seinen Palomino-Hengst oberhalb der Sandhgel. Er sphte zu den beiden parallel verlaufenden Schienenwegen hinunter, die schnurgerade das weite, leere Land durchschnitten. Zwei riesige Wassertanks warfen lange Schatten. Gleichzeitig bemerkte er die Reiter, die sich ihm von Nordosten nherten. Es waren sechs Mnner. Sie waren bis an die Zhne bewaffnet. Keine zehn Schritte vor ihm brachten sie ihre Pferde zum Stehen. Der Anfhrer schaute zu ihm hoch. Es war ein Mann wie ein Baum, mit einem Schdel wie aus Granit, was sein eisgrauer Vollbart noch unterstrich.

Work with Me How Gender Intelligence Can Help You Succeed at Work and in Life

Work with Me How Gender Intelligence Can Help You Succeed at Work and in Life

Author: John Gray, Barbara Annis Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Despite the strenuous efforts to give women equal status in the workplace over the last few decades, tension between the sexes in the workplace remains as rampant as ever: during exit interviews many women, often leaving to start their own businesses, cite feeling undervalued or unappreciated at the office. Despite countless company initiatives, equality protocols, and gender seminars we have made little significant advancement. So why can't the sexes work together? In this fresh exploration of the relationships between men and women in the office, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, Barbara Annis, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, team up to reveal the eight gender blindspots that create friction between the sexes at work. Annis and Gray use stories, science and research (including over 100,000 in-depth interviews of male and female executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies) to expose the blindspots that cause misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations.

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/12/2015

This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

Die groen Western 122

Die groen Western 122

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2015

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Taco stand am Fenster, hatte die Gardine ein Stck gelftet und schaute hinaus auf die Dcher von San Pedro. Es wurde Abend. Die Hitze des Nachmittags lastete noch immer wie ein zher Brei auf den flachen Htten der kleinen Stadt. Die Schatten wurden lnger. Taco sah kaum einen Menschen auf der einzigen Strae von San Pedro. Taco lie die Gardine los und wandte sich um. Das Zimmer war klein, aber erstaunlich sauber. Die Decke war niedrig. Taco stie fast mit dem Kopf gegen die Deckenbalken. Die Frau stand an der Tr. Sie war mittelgro und ppig. Ihr Gesicht wirkte in dem rtlichen Schimmer der Abendsonne, der durch die Gardine in die Kammer eindrang, weich, glatt und sehr jung. Das blonde Haar floss ihr wie eine Lwenmhne auf die schmalen Schultern. Als sie jetzt ihr dunkelrotes Kleid abstreifte, sah Taco ihre vollen, straffen Brste, die sich ihm herausfordernd entgegenreckten. Sie waren birnenfrmig und hatten steil aufgerichtete Spitzen mit groen Vorhfen.

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

John Gray is the bestselling author of such books as Straw Dogs and Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern which brought a mainstream readership to a man who was already one of the UK's most well respected thinkers and political theorists. Gray wrote Enlightenment's Wake in 1995 - six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and six years before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Turning his back on neoliberalism at exactly the moment that its advocates were in their pomp, trumpeting 'the end of history' and the supposedly unstoppable spread of liberal values across the globe, Gray's was a lone voice of scepticism. The thinking he criticised here would lead ultimately to the invasion of Iraq. Today, its folly might seem obvious to all, but as this edition of Enlightenment's Wake shows, John Gray has been trying to warn us for some fifteen years - the rest of us are only now catching up with him.

Die groen Western 111

Die groen Western 111

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2015

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Ich hrte die Schsse aus groer Weite. Das scharfe Gerusch der Detonation riss mich aus meiner Lethargie. Die Monotonie der Wste, die mich seit fnf Stunden umgab, wirkte ermdend. Wieder krachten Schsse. Das Gerusch kam von vorn. Ich ritt schneller. Erregung erfasste mich, wie immer, wenn ich die Nhe von Gefahr sprte. Unwillkrlich griff ich zum Scabbard und zog die Springfield heraus. Mein Pferd zog eine tiefe Spur durch den weichen Sand, die von dem stndig wehenden Wind bald wieder geschlossen wurde. Der Wind kam von Sdwesten und traf mich von der Seite. Er trug feinkrnigen Staub mit sich, der lngst die Fasern von Hemd und Hose durchdrungen und sich auf meiner Haut festgesetzt hatte. Auf meinem Gesicht hatte er mit dem Schwei eine dnne graue Kruste gebildet. Meine Kehle brannte, meine Mundhhle war ausgetrocknet, die Schleimhute geschwollen. Ich besa nur noch wenig Wasser, und das wollte ich mir aufsparen, solange es mglich war, denn ich hatte keine Ahnung, wann ich wieder auf eine Wasserstelle stoen wrde. Auf einem Dnenkamm hielt ich an. Die Sonne stand schrg ber mir und stach mir ins Gesicht. Die Luft flimmerte, und die feinen Staubbahnen, die der Wind in Wellenbewegungen ber die glhend heie Sandflche trieb, verliehen dem Land ein Leben, das es nicht besa. Kandelaberartig geformte Saguaro-Kakteen reckten sich wie einsame Landmarken aus der Einde. Hier und da erhoben sich Yuccapflanzen, deren Bltter wie gespannte Stahlfedern vibrierten. Westlich von mir begann ein Gerllfeld, das in der grellen Sonnenglut wie verharschter Schnee wirkte.

Die groen Western 103

Die groen Western 103

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2015

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Sekundenlang sprt der Junge ein wrgendes Gefhl im Hals. Der Fremde ist so pltzlich im Stall aufgetaucht, dass Cash die Angst nur mhsam unterdrcken kann. Was wollen Sie? fragt er dumpf. Ich brauche einen neuen Gaul ertnt die raue Stimme des Fremden. Bist du der Sohn von dem Mann, dem die Pferde da gehren?Ja Die Stimme des Jungen zittert ein wenig. Ich muss meinen Vater holen, Sir sagt er schnell. Er wird Ihnen bestimmt ein Pferd verkaufen. Er will schon gehen, zgert dann aber, weil er an diesem Fremden vorbei muss. Wo ist dein Vater? Im Saloon. Es ist nicht weit bis dahin. Ich bin schnell dort.Der Fremde nickt. Ich hrte Stimmen im Saloon. Da ist was los, wie? Ja, Sir. Die Leute feiern meinen Vater! Stolz klingt in der Stimme des Jungen mit. Er ist ab heute der Sheriff, Sir. Alle Leute haben ihn gewhlt. Ich werde ihn holen, Sir. Der Junge sieht nicht, wie das Gesicht des Fremden jh grau wird, wie er sich ein wenig duckt und ganz steif wird. In diesem Moment kommen Schritte ber den Hof, Sporen rasseln, der Schatten eines Mannes fllt weit ber den Platz

Heresies

Heresies

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our faith in technological progress, or the self-deceptions of the liberal establishment, John Gray dares to be heretical like few other thinkers today.

Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

Straw Dogs is a radical work of philosophy that sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism enthrone humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. In Straw Dogs, John Gray argues that this humanist belief in human difference is an illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.

False Dawn

False Dawn

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

In the midst of the current financial crisis, John Gray revisits his brilliant polemic against the forces of global capitalism and deregulation. Written over ten years ago, False Dawn is a remarkably prescient book, sharply criticizing the greed and unsustainable economic practices which have proved to be the seeds of a worldwide recession. In a substantial new chapter, Gray considers how the economic landscape has shifted in a decade, and asks the crucial question: where do we go from here?

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2015

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism. The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot. This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

Die groen Western 86

Die groen Western 86

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2015

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Die sengende Hitze brannte unbarmherzig auf die kleine Stadt. Die Dunstwolke, die vermischt mit dem feinkrnigen Staub penetrant ber dem Ort hing, schien sich aus der Mndung eines Revolverlaufs zu kruseln, mit dem ein Hllensohn die Stadt mit einem Donnerhall in die einst so stille, friedliche Landschaft der Black Hills geschossen hatte. Das also war Deadwood! Deadwood - das war eine Insel fr Gestrauchelte, Existenzialisten, Abenteurer, Junge und Alte, Reiche und Arme, das waren Hoffnungen, Wnsche und Trume, das war ein Strohhalm fr jene, die diese Hoffnungen, Wnsche und Trume noch nicht verloren hatten, ein Strohhalm, nach dem sie griffen, um sich und ihr jmmerliches, verkommenes Leben zu retten - und sei es nur fr kurze Zeit. Deadwood - das waren sagenhafte Goldfunde, tausend verschiedene Schicksale und dramatische Tragdien, die namenlos untergingen im Strudel des wilden, ungebrdigen Lebens, das jeder, der hierherkam, wie einen gefllten Krug bis zur Neige auskosten wollte, denn jeder Tag konnte der letzte sein.

Die groen Western 79

Die groen Western 79

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 10/03/2015

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Gordon Tabor sah die fremden Reiter. Er sprte die Gefahr, riss sein Pferd herum und richtete sich steil im Sattel auf. Fr einen Moment wirkten Pferd und Reiter wie ein aus Erz gegossenes Standbild in dem goldenen Licht der Sptherbstsonne. Leise singend strich ein milder Wind von Westen ber das Land und bewegte sanft das in dichten Bscheln wuchernde, steigbgelhohe Bffelgras, das die weite Ebene bedeckte. Gordon Tabor hob eine Hand zum Schutz gegen die gleienden Sonnenstrahlen ber die pulvergrauen Augen. Schweigend beobachtete er die bronzehutigen Reiter, die in langer Reihe langsam von Osten durch die Ebene heranzogen, direkt auf die Hgel zu. Es waren Indianer - Apachen. Staub wallte unter den Hufen ihrer Ponys. - Und Tabor kannte ihr Ziel. Er wusste, was sie wollten. Er war gro, breitschultrig und starkknochig, und er sa geschmeidig im Sattel. Ein breitrandiger Stetson beschattete die obere Hlfte seines Gesichts. Unter dem Hut hervor quollen im Nacken lange dunkelblonde Haarstrhnen, die bis ber den Hemdkragen reichten. Um die schmalen Hften des Reiters wand sich ein breiter Waffengurt mit doppelter Patronenreihe, der rechts die Halfter mit dem langlufigen Peacemaker-Colt hielt. Als Gordon Tabor jetzt sein Pferd antrieb und den Hgel hinunterritt, schwappten schwerlederne, mit Fransen verzierte Flap-Chaps an seinen Beinen. Er ritt schnell. Sein sehniger, hagerer Wallach streckte sich. Die hmmernden Hufe des Tieres pflgten das hohe Gras zur Seite. Nach fnfzig Yard tauchte vor dem Reiter ein ausgefahrener Karrenweg auf. Dann sah er die schweren Wagen heranrollen.

Texas Western 3 - Western

Texas Western 3 - Western

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

Diese Reihe ist die perfekte Mischung bekannter Autoren und zahlreicher Western-Themen. Entdecken Sie Ihren Lieblingsautor. Begleiten Sie Manner, die fur ihre Rechte kampften und sich fur die Schwacheren einsetzten. Erleben Sie die Abenteuer dieser historischen Zeit hautnah mit. Meldung, Corporal! Der Sergeant tauchte von den Mannschaftszelten her auf. Er hatte ein langes Cape bergeworfen. Keine besonderen Vorkommnisse, Sergeant. Der Corporal nderte seine lssige Haltung nicht. Er nahm lediglich die Pfeife aus dem Mund, die ohnehin lngst erloschen war. Warum stehen wir uns die Beine in den Bauch? Die Rebellen sitzen mitten im Shenandoah-Tal.Irgendwann werden sie zurck nach Sden wollen, sagte der Sergeant. Dann werden sie feststellen, da das Shenandoah Valley zum Flaschenhals geworden ist, und wir haben den Korken dafr.Meiner Meinung nach htten wir Stonewall Jackson auf dem Marsch angreifen sollen, Sergeant. Ich bin sicher, er wird uns nicht den Gefallen tun, hier aufzutauchen, sondern uns aus dem Wege gehen. Sie haben Befehle, Corporal, die Sie ausfhren werden. Ich habe ebenfalls Befehle - alles andere geht uns nichts an. Der Corporal lachte. Zehn Sekunden spter war er tot. Die Mnner in den grauen Uniformen tauchten wie Gespenster aus der Dunkelheit auf.

Die groen Western 69

Die groen Western 69

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 06/01/2015

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Gegen Mittag ritten sie in Bloomfield ein. Es waren vier Mnner. Sie trugen ihre Revolver in tiefgeschnallten Halftern. Der Staub von vielen Meilen bedeckte ihre Kleidung. Neben dem Bankgebude zgelten sie ihre Pferde. Als sie aus den Stteln glitten, beobachtete sie nur ein alter Mann, der im Schatten des Saloonvorbaus gegenber in einem Stuhl aus Strohgeflecht sa Die Bank war klein. Es gab nur zwei Clerks. Und jetzt, in der Mittagszeit, war auer ihnen niemand im Raum. Die Fremden hatten pltzlich ihre Halstcher vor das Gesicht gezogen. Sie sprachen kein Wort, blickten sich um und fcherten im Schalterraum blitzschnell auseinander. Fr eine Sekunde war es still. Dann sprang einer der Clerks hinter seinem Pult hoch. berfall! schrie er. Ein berfall! Er warf sich herum und griff nach der Schrotflinte, die hinter ihm an einem Schrank lehnte. Mit fliegenden Hnden riss er sie hoch. Von der Hfte eines Maskierten zuckte eine Stichflamme, die das Zwielicht im Schalterraum wie eine Feuerklinge durchschnitt. Der Clerk wurde herumgewirbelt wie eine willenlose Gliederpuppe und warf haltsuchend beide Arme in die Luft. Brennend durchraste ihn der Schmerz. Er konnte nicht schreien. Seine Kehle war wie zugeschnrt. Seine Augen weiteten sich. Ein dumpfes Gurgeln kam ber seine Lippen. Kraftlos brach er ber seinem Pult zusammen und lag dann regungslos auf den rauen Dielen. Aus einem kleinen Loch im Rcken strmte Blut. Der zweite Clerk fuhr von seinem Platz hoch und wurde augenblicklich steif wie ein Brett, als der Revolver in der Hand des Mrders herumschwang.

Die groen Western 67

Die groen Western 67

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 23/12/2014

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Der vierschrtige Mann mit dem kantigen Kopf und den stahlblauen Augen erhob sich von dem rohgezimmerten Tisch und trat an eines der kleinen Fenster des Raumes. Seine breitschultrige, stmmige Gestalt bewegte sich bedchtig und ruhig. Er legte seine schwieligen Fuste auf die rissige Fensterbank und blickte durch die blinden Scheiben. Dieser Wind drauen murmelte er, ohne sich umzuwenden. Die verhrmte Frau mit dem Strickzeug nickte schweigend, und ein hochgewachsener, breitschultriger Mann mit langen, bis auf die Schultern fallenden blauschwarzen Haaren hob den Kopf. Seiner bronzefarbenen Haut verlieh der Schein der Petroleumlampe die Tnung von glnzendem Kupfer. Der Indianer blickte stumm auf den breiten Rcken des Mannes, und nur das junge Mdchen am Kamin sagte: Die Pferde sind noch im Korral. Wenn das Wetter strker wird, sollten wir sie in den Stall bringen, Vater. Der Mann am Fenster nickte. Er ffnete, und ein Windsto fuhr ihm entgegen. Sand wirbelte ihm ins Gesicht. Seine krftigen Arme langten hinaus und schlossen die Lden. Du wirst hierbleiben mssen, bis das Wetter vorbei ist, sagte er zu dem Indianer, und der zuckte mit den Schultern. Wir sollten lieber die Pferde in den Stall bringen, sagte er dann in etwas hartem Englisch. Er schritt zur Tr, und der Mann nickte. Gehen wir.Als die schwere Bohlentr geffnet wurde, drang das Heulen des Sturms in den Raum. Die beiden Mnner verlieen das Haus und stemmten sich gegen den Wind, um zum Korral zu kommen. Die Pferde hatten sich in einer Ecke zusammengedrngt und wieherten angstvoll.

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 18/12/2014

Can you keep the fires of passion burning?Men and women have very different physical needs. But Dr. John Gray explains how both can make small but important adjustments in their attitudes, schedules, and techniques so that their partners are happy in the bedroom -- and outside of it. Written with the understanding and unique insight that can come only from Dr. Gray, Mars and Venus in the Bedroom educate men and women on:Advanced bedroom skills for great sexThe joys of quickiesWhy couples are having less sexPassionate monogamySexual anatomy and oral sexHow to keep the magic of romance aliveAnd much more

Die groen Western 59

Die groen Western 59

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2014

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Als er aus der drckenden Hitze des Vormittags in das graue Adobegebude unweit des Rio Grande trat, das das Stadtgefngnis von Laredo beherbergte, umfing ihn Halbdunkel und angenehme Khle. Mit monotonem Summen kreisten Fliegen in dem niedrigen Raum. Hinter einem Schreibtisch lag zurckgelehnt in einem Korbstuhl ein schlfriger Mann mit schmalrckiger Nase und kleinen stechenden Knopfaugen. Auf seinem blassrot karierten Hemd steckte ein Messingstern. Siesta-Zeit sagte er. Kommen Sie spter wieder. Ich bin Burnett. Der groe, breitschultrige Mann mit dem dunklen Indianergesicht blieb vor dem Schreibtisch stehen. Aha. Der Marshal nickte. Merle Haggard? Er soll hier sitzen. Bombensicher. Der Marshal nderte seine Haltung nicht. Er musterte Burnett von oben bis unten. Den Revolver mssen Sie hierlassen. Burnett zog den langlufigen Army-Colt aus der Halfter und legte ihn auf die zerkratzte Schreibtischplatte. Der Marshal deutete mit dem rechten Daumen auf eine Tr. Burnett schritt darauf zu. Als er sie aufstie, sah er sich einem untersetzten, dicken Mann gegenber, der eine Schrotflinte auf den Knien liegen hatte und sich mit einem Messer fingerdicke Scheiben von einem riesigen Stck Speck heruntersbelte. Alles in Ordnung, Stan! rief der Marshal hinter Burnett. Er will zu Haggard.Die letzte Zelle sagte der Wrter kauend und schob sich ein weiteres Stck Speck in den Mund. Burnett blieb vor der letzten Gittertr stehen. Dahinter sa ein hagerer Mann in grauem Drillichzeug auf einer Pritsche. Als er Burnett sah, sprang er auf und nherte sich dem Gitter.

Die groen Western 56

Die groen Western 56

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Komm raus, McCluse! Die Stimme drang scharf wie ein Peitschenknall durch den anbrechenden Morgen. Wir warten immer noch, McCluse. Seit gestern Mittag stehen wir auf der Strae und warten, dass du kommst. Wir werden noch lnger warten! Der Mann im Schankraum des Saloons zog frstelnd die Schultern hoch. Er stand an einem der Fenster und blickte hinaus. Im grauen Nebel sah er die Gestalten. Sie standen auf der anderen Seite der Main Street. Ihre Hnde lagen auf den Revolverkolben. Kommt doch und holt mich! Euer Weg ist genauso weit!, rief der Mann. Er wandte sich vom Fenster ab. Gus McCluse war ein Mann in den Dreiigern. Er war gro und schwer gebaut. Seine Schultern waren breit, das Gesicht war kantig und von Bitterkeit gezeichnet. Seine wasserhellen Augen wirkten leer und schienen in die Ferne gerichtet. Mit schweren Schritten ging er durch den Schankraum. Die Frau hinter der Theke blickte ihm entgegen. Drauen stehen sie, sagte der Mann sprde. Sie warten noch immer auf mich. Die Frau langte nach einer Flasche und schenkte dem Mann ein Glas voll. Matt schimmerte die bernsteinfarbene Flssigkeit in dem dickwandigen Glas. Gus McCluse nahm das Glas und setzte es an die Lippen. Er trank es mit einem Schluck leer und stellte es hart auf die polierte Messingplatte der Theke zurck. Sie sind vier. Ich bin allein. Du hast schon einmal gegen vier Mnner gekmpft.

Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Children Are from Heaven: Positive Parenting Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2014

This brilliantly original and practical system for parenting children is the brainchild of John Gray, whose Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus books and seminars have helped millions of adults communicate more effectively and lovingly with each other. Based on this idea that children respond better to positive rather than negative reinforcement, the Children Are from Heaven program concentrates on rewarding, not punishing, children and fostering their innate desire to please their parents. Central to this approach are the five positive messages your children need to learn again and again:It's okay to be different. It's okay to make mistakes. It's okay to express negative emotions. It's okay to want more. It's okay to say no, but remember Mom and Dad are the bosses.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2014

You can't live with them - and you can't live without them! This is a lively book on successful communication between the sexes, allowing people all over the world to work out what makes members of the opposite sex tick and learn to understand their verbal and non-verbal language, ultimately reaching a point of harmony where it becomes possible to live, work and love together. The advice teaches you to: motivate the opposite sex and get what you want; avoid arguments and promote fruitful communication; learn what will really impress your mate and score points with the opposite sex; learn about the real emotional needs of the opposite sex and the behaviours associated with these needs; and discover the keys to keeping love alive - and staying together long term.

Die groen Western 45

Die groen Western 45

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

Diese Reihe prasentiert den perfekten Westernmix! Vom Bau der Eisenbahn uber Siedlertrecks, die aufbrechen, um das Land fur sich zu erobern, bis zu Revolverduellen - hier findet jeder Westernfan die richtige Mischung. Lust auf Prarieluft? Dann laden Sie noch heute die neueste Story herunter (und es kann losgehen). Glaubst du, dass sie uns aufhngen werden? fragte Pitter. Sie peitschen uns die Haut von den Knochen sagte Hammon. O nein. Pitter strich sich ber die stoppelbrtigen Wangen. Seine Hnde zitterten. Nicht auspeitschen - ich habe noch nie Schmerzen aushalten knnen.Vielleicht hngen sie uns auch auf sagte Hammon. Ich habe gehrt, dass Custer frher schon Deserteure erschossen hat.Erschieen ist besser als hngen sagte Pitter. Mich kriegen sie nicht sagte Hammon und reckte den Kopf. Unvermittelt sprang er auf. Warte auf mich! Pitter folgte ihm. Sie liefen geduckt, im Schutz von dichtem Weidengehlz, zum Fluss hinunter. Das Abendrot spiegelte sich im Missouri. Eine Reihe von Frachtsteamern dampfte den Strom hinunter. Rechts und links vom Bug glhten die Feuerkrbe. Die heiseren Rufe der Lotsen hallten durch den Abend. Donnernder Hufschlag. Pitter schrie: Sie sind schon da! Sie kriegen uns! Hammon drehte sich abrupt um und strmte auf ein dichtes Gehlz zu. Pitter stolperte und strzte der Lnge nach hin. Seine Hose zerriss ber den Knien. Er stemmte sich hoch und tastete nach seinem Revolver im Grtel. Da sah er die Reiter, die am Fluss entlangjagten Sie trugen blaue Uniformen. Voraus ritt ein lederhutiger, sehniger Sergeant. Als Pitter sich umdrehte, bemerkte er einen zweiten Trupp, der den Fluss noch nicht erreicht hatte.

The Silence of Animals On Progress and Other Modern Myths

The Silence of Animals On Progress and Other Modern Myths

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

The powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs 'By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright' Why do humans seek meaning to life? How do our imaginations leap into worlds so far beyond our actual reality? In this chilling and beautiful sequel to Straw Dogs, John Gray explores how we decorate our existence with countless fictions, twisting and turning to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals. Drawing on an extraordinary array of writers who are mesmerized by extremity, from Ballard to Conrad, Gray makes us re-imagine our place in the world.

Work with Me How gender intelligence can help you succeed at work and in life

Work with Me How gender intelligence can help you succeed at work and in life

Author: John Gray, Barbara Annis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2013

Despite the strenuous efforts to give women equal status in the workplace over the last few decades, tension between the sexes in the workplace remains as rampant as ever: during exit interviews many women, often leaving to start their own businesses, cite feeling undervalued or unappreciated at the office. Despite countless company initiatives, equality protocols, and gender seminars we have made little significant advancement. So why can't the sexes work together? In this fresh exploration of the relationships between men and women in the office, world-renowned expert on gender issues in the workplace, Barbara Annis, and John Gray, author of the number one relationship book of all time, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, team up to reveal the eight gender blindspots that create friction between the sexes at work. Annis and Gray use stories, science and research (including over 100,000 in-depth interviews of male and female executives in over 60 Fortune 500 companies) to expose the blindspots that cause misunderstandings, miscommunications, mistrust, resentment and frustrations. Filled with 'ah-ha' moments, Work with Me provides a blueprint for boosting your gender intelligence. It provides new insights and solutions that will help break down barriers and enable men and women to bridge their different values, build trust and increase their credibility with each other, at work and at home.

Practical Miracles For Mars And Venus

Practical Miracles For Mars And Venus

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/2013

From the best selling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, a practical guide on how to live your life in these times of tremendous change. In Practical Miracles for Mars And Venus, renowned self-help guru John Gray turns his successful healing advice to how we live in modern times and gives news advice on Love and all relationships- from couples and friends, to parents and beyond. He explains the amazing benefits of committing to change and returning to what's most important in order to create a life of lasting love, health and happiness. He also practical principles to live by, including: *Love as if you have never been hurt before-positive thinking *Dance as if no one is watching-vulnerability *Work as if you don't need the money- responsibility *Believe as if miracles can happen-acceptance In Practical Miracles for Mars And Venus, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for lasting love, increased success and vibrant health in the new millennium.

Isaiah Berlin An Interpretation of His Thought

Isaiah Berlin An Interpretation of His Thought

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2013

Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was the greatest intellectual historian of the twentieth century. But his work also made an original and important contribution to moral and political philosophy and to liberal theory. In 1921, at the age of eleven, Isaiah Berlin arrived in England from Riga, Latvia. By the time he was thirty he was at the heart of British intellectual life. He has remained its commanding presence ever since, and few would dispute that he was one of Britain's greatest thinkers. His reputation extends worldwide--as a great conversationalist, intellectual historian, and man of letters. He has been called the century's most inspired reader. Yet Berlin's contributions to thought--in particular to moral and political philosophy, and to liberal theory--are little understood, and surprisingly neglected by the academic world. In this book, they are shown to be animated by a single, powerful, subversive idea: value-pluralism which affirms the reality of a deep conflict between ultimate human values that reason cannot resolve. Though bracingly clear-headed, humane and realist, Berlin's value-pluralism runs against the dominant Western traditions, secular and religious, which avow an ultimate harmony of values. It supports a highly distinctive restatement of liberalism in Berlin's work--an agnostic liberalism, which is founded not on rational choice but on the radical choices we make when faced with intractable dilemmas. It is this new statement of liberalism, the central subject of John Gray's lively and lucid book, which gives the liberal intellectual tradition a new lease on life, a new source of life, and which comprises Berlin's central and enduring legacy. In a new introduction, Gray argues that, in a world in which human freedom has spread more slowly than democracy, Berlin's account of liberty and basic decency is more instructive and useful than ever.

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Author: John Gray, Eric Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2013

Why Mars and Venus Collide Improve Your Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

Why Mars and Venus Collide Improve Your Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2013

From John Gray, author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, comes the definitive book for men and women seeking lasting love in the face of modern pressures. Why Mars and Venus Collide is the most important relationships manual since Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus redefined the boundaries of male and female relationships. Men and women are different - we all know that. But if our genes have stood still then social changes have not. Overworked, stressed-out and time-poor, we can barely keep up with the frenzied pace of our lives - and our relationships are breaking down as a result. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, John Gray, the best-selling relationships author of all time, shows how everyone can strengthen their relationships and make them last. He explains: * Why couples fight - the physiological reasons why females and males behave differently under stress, * How to stop fighting, * How to seek support - and find it, * How to lower your stress levels in everyday life, * How to communicate equably and amicably, even when you're raging inside. Now repackaged to relate to a new generation of readers, Why Mars And Venus Collide proves why John Gray is known as the greatest living authority on how men and women relate.

Novak Legacy

Novak Legacy

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2012

Something given to his late father, in a POW camp in Poland in 1945, leads disgraced former government agent David Lennox into a web of intrigue that links the deaths of Rudolph Hess and Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

The Immortalization Commission The Strange Quest to Cheat Death

The Immortalization Commission The Strange Quest to Cheat Death

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2012

John Gray's The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death raises vital questions about the 'truths' science can offer, the technology we are still exploiting for immortality - and exactly what it means to be human. At the heart of all human experience lies our obsession with death. For many years, we turned to religion for our answers, but at the turn of the twentieth centuries ideas from evolution and politics seemed to suggest that our lives - and afterlives - were in our own hands. These ideas would have both trivial and terrible effects, from the nightmares of H. G. Wells's science fiction and the wild, sweeping craze of seances to the murder of millions in the Stalinist terror. 'Our sharpest critic of utopian fantasies skewers the crazed but enduring dream of cheating age, time and death' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Elegant ... He is on to something important regarding the delusion that science consists of indefinite progress' Sunday Telegraph 'One of the most important and insightful polemicists currently writing in English... humanism's most vocal critic' Financial Times 'Gray is an engaging writer, an entertaining historian and a controversialist whose opinions can never be taken for granted' New Statesman John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia and Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

The Social System; A Treatise on the Principle of Exchange.

The Social System; A Treatise on the Principle of Exchange.

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

The Book of Job

The Book of Job

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2010

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2010

Liberalisms, a work first published in 1991, provides a coherent and comprehensive analytical guide to liberal thinking over the past century and considers the dominance of liberal thought in Anglo-American political philosophy over the past 20 years. John Gray assesses the work of all the major liberal political philosophers including J. S. Mill, Herbert Spencer, Karl Popper, F. A Hayek, John Rawls and Robert Nozick, and explores their mutual connections and differences.

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2010

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Lectures on the Nature and Use of Money

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2009

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Last Letters of Aubrey Beardsley

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2009

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Liberalisms Essays in Political Philosophy

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2009

Liberalisms, a work first published in 1989, provides a coherent and comprehensive analytical guide to liberal thinking over the past century and considers the dominance of liberal thought in Anglo-American political philosophy over the past 20 years. John Gray assesses the work of all the major liberal political philosophers including J. S. Mill, Herbert Spencer, Karl Popper, F. A Hayek, John Rawls and Robert Nozick, and explores their mutual connections and differences.

False Dawn: the Delusions of Global Capitalism

False Dawn: the Delusions of Global Capitalism

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2009

In the midst of the current financial crisis, John Gray revisits his brilliant polemic against the forces of global capitalism and deregulation. Written over ten years ago, False Dawn is a remarkably prescient book, sharply criticising the greed and unsustainable economic practices which have proved to be the seeds of a world-wide recession. In a substantial new chapter Gray will consider how the economic landscape has shifted in a decade, and ask the crucial question: where do we go from here?

Water Contamination Emergencies Collective Responsibility

Water Contamination Emergencies Collective Responsibility

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2009

In the current international situation, the ability to deal effectively with water contamination emergencies is of rapidly increasing importance. The third in a series of conference proceedings, this book brings together contributions from leading scientists and experts in industry and academia. It offers an international perspective and develops the themes of the previous volumes entitled Water Contamination Emergencies: Can we cope? and Water Contamination Emergencies: Enhancing our response. The full range of potential chemical, microbiological and radiological contamination scenarios are addressed from the perspective of medical and health professionals, water companies and regulators, environmental protection professionals, risk and business continuity managers, emergency planners, local authorities, service and support providers, detection and equipment suppliers, disaster recovery specialists, water security experts, water distribution modellers and laboratories involved in round the clock emergency response. Emphasis is placed on the considerable effort required to prepare for and respond to an emergency. It is not sufficient for Individuals to simply identify their own responsibilities, they must also take action to establish effective and efficient working relationships with the other parties involved. In other words, they must take Collective Responsibility . In summary, this book will provide readers with an up-to-date view of current strategies and the collaboration essential for an appropriate and timely response to water contamination emergencies.

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

An Efficient Remedy for the Distress of Nations

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2009

Black Mass Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

Black Mass Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2008

A prophetic warning against the foolishness of crusades, John Gray's Black Mass challenges our belief in human progress. Our conventional view of history is wrong. It is founded on a pernicious myth of an achievable utopia that in the last century alone caused the murder of tens of millions. In Black Mass John Gray tears down the religious, political and secular beliefs that we insist are fundamental to the human project, examines the interaction of terrorism, declining world resources, environmental change, human myths of redemption and a flawed belief in Western democracy, and shows us how a misplaced faith in our ability to improve the world has actually made it far worse. 'Brilliant, frightening, devastating' John Banville, Guardian 'A brilliant polemic ... Gray's most powerful argument yet' J.G. Ballard, Guardian, Books of the Year 'Causes vertigo when it does not cause outrage' Sunday Times 'Exhilarating, invigorating' Literary Review 'Savage. Gray raises profound and valid doubts about the conventional plot of modern history' Financial Times 'A load of bollocks ... could hardly be more bonkers if it was crawling with lizards' Sunday Telegraph John Gray has been Professor of Politics at Oxford University, Visiting Professor at Harvard and Yale and Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics. His books include False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals and The Immortalization Commission: The Strange Quest to Cheat Death. His selected writings, Gray's Anatomy, was published in 2009.

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2008

Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians functioned in separate worlds. But in today's hectic and career-oriented environment, relationships have become a lot more complicated, and men and women are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. To add to the increasing tension, most men and women are also completely unaware that they are actually hardwired to react differently to the stress. It's a common scenario: a husband returns home from work stressed out and eager to kick back on the couch and watch television. A wife returns home from work stressed out and wants to talk about it with her husband. What happens? Neither is on the same page, anger and resentment set in, and Mars and Venus collide. Using his signature insight that has helped millions of couples transform their relationships, John Gray once again arms the inhabitants of Mars and Venus with information that will help them live harmoniously ever after. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. "e;It's not that he's just not into you; he needs to fulfill a biological need,"e; Gray explains. "e;And it's not that she wants to henpeck you; she also has a biological drive."e; He shows, for instance, how a husband's withdrawal is actually a natural way for him to replenish his depleted testosterone levels and restore his well-being, and how a woman's need for conversation and support helps her build her own stress-reducing hormone, oxytocin.Backed up by groundbreaking scientific research, Gray offers a clear, easy-to-understand program to bridge the gap between the two planets, providing effective communication strategies that will actually lower stress levels. Whether in a relationship or single, this book will help both men and women understand their new roles in a modern, work-oriented society, and allow them to discover a variety of new and practical ways to create a lifetime of love and harmony.

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Why Mars and Venus Collide

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2008

Once upon a time, Martians and Venusians functioned in separate worlds. But in today's hectic and career-oriented environment, relationships have become a lot more complicated, and men and women are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress. To add to the increasing tension, most men and women are also completely unaware that they are actually hardwired to react differently to the stress. It's a common scenario: a husband returns home from work stressed out and eager to kick back on the couch and watch television. A wife returns home from work stressed out and wants to talk about it with her husband. What happens? Neither is on the same page, anger and resentment set in, and Mars and Venus collide. Using his signature insight that has helped millions of couples transform their relationships, John Gray once again arms the inhabitants of Mars and Venus with information that will help them live harmoniously ever after. In Why Mars and Venus Collide, Gray focuses on the ways that men and women misinterpret and mismanage the stress in their daily lives, and how these reactions ultimately affect their relationships. "e;It's not that he's just not into you; he needs to fulfill a biological need,"e; Gray explains. "e;And it's not that she wants to henpeck you; she also has a biological drive."e; He shows, for instance, how a husband's withdrawal is actually a natural way for him to replenish his depleted testosterone levels and restore his well-being, and how a woman's need for conversation and support helps her build her own stress-reducing hormone, oxytocin.Backed up by groundbreaking scientific research, Gray offers a clear, easy-to-understand program to bridge the gap between the two planets, providing effective communication strategies that will actually lower stress levels. Whether in a relationship or single, this book will help both men and women understand their new roles in a modern, work-oriented society, and allow them to discover a variety of new and practical ways to create a lifetime of love and harmony.

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Enlightenment's Wake Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2007

John Gray is the bestselling author of such books as Straw Dogs and Al Qaeda and What it Means to be Modern which brought a mainstream readership to a man who was already one of the UK's most well respected thinkers and political theorists. Gray wrote Enlightenment's Wake in 1995 - six years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and six years before the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Turning his back on neoliberalism at exactly the moment that its advocates were in their pomp, trumpeting 'the end of history' and the supposedly unstoppable spread of liberal values across the globe, Gray's was a lone voice of scepticism. The thinking he criticised here would lead ultimately to the invasion of Iraq. Today, its folly might seem obvious to all, but as this edition of Enlightenment's Wake shows, John Gray has been trying to warn us for some fifteen years - the rest of us are only now catching up with him.

Al Qaeda and What It Means to be Modern

Al Qaeda and What It Means to be Modern

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2007

'The suicide warriors who attacked Washington and New York on September 11th, 2001, did more than kill thousands of civilians and demolish the World Trade Center. They destroyed the West's ruling myth.' So John Gray begins this short, powerful book on the belief that has dominated our minds for a century and a half - the idea that we are all, more or less, becoming modern and that as we become modern we will become more alike, and at the same time more familiar and more reasonable. Nothing could be further from the truth, Gray argues. Al Qaeda is a product of modernity and of globalisation, and it will not be the last group to use the products of the modern world in its own monstrous way. Gray pulls up by the roots the myth that the human condition can be remade by science and progress or political engineering. He describes with mordant irony the rise of Positivists, the strange sect that put science and technology at the centre of the cult and developed a religion of humanity. Through their influence on economists, politicians and biologists, they still powerfully affect the way we think. Gray looks at the various attempts to remake humanity, from the Bolshevik and Nazi disasters to the utopian experiments of modern radical Islam and the dreams of the prophets of globalisation. And he gives a scathing account of the real sources of conflict in the world, of American power and its illusions, and of the ways in which cultures will resist the reshaping we might wish on them.

Marte Y Venus En El Dormitorio

Marte Y Venus En El Dormitorio

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2006

Con el libro Los Hombres son de Marte, Las Muieres son de Venus, en el primer puesto de la lista de bestsellers del New York Times el doctor John Gray ha ayudado a miles de parejas a mejorar sus relaciones, hacindolas mas amorosas y afectuosas. Ahora examina el lugar donde la buena comunicacion mas se necesita pero donde muchas veces falta: en el dormitorio. Lalo con su pareja y !lancense a un amor fuera de este mundo! !Puede sobrevivir la pasion en una relacion monogama a largo plazo? Pueden los hombres y las muieres entender, aceptar y apreciar las diferencias entre los dos en el dormitorio? Claro que si dice el doctor Gray, Marte y Venus en el dorinitorio explica como, podemos hacer para relacionarnos mejor con nuestra pareja y mantener ardiendo el fuego de la pasion y lograr una intimidad mucho mas profunda. El romance florece cuando nos damos cuenta y aceptamos que los hombres y las mujeres tienen muy diferentes necesidades fisicas. El doctor Gray ensena como hacer pequenos pero importantes cambios en nuestros horarios, actitudes, y mtodos para que los dos miembros de una pareja estn felices en el dormitorio y con la relacion entre ellos.

Lawyer's Latin

Lawyer's Latin

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2006

Updated and expanded, this invaluable reference book was originally written as an aid for those disadvantaged by the deteriorating standing of Latin in our education system and by its use as legal terminology. Professional and comprehensive, yet lighthearted, it is immensely readable and has assumed a readership far beyond the lawyers for whom it was primarily designed to assist. All those interested in or curious about Latin may like to dip in to discover such particularly succinct phrases as uberrimae fidei (of the utmost [good] faith), in tenebris (in the dark), doli capax (capable, legally, of wrong or fraud) or mala fide (in bad faith). Few learn Latin in school and young lawyers with minimal knowledge of the language will experience considerable difficulty as they continue to meet it, particularly in old reported cases, academic articles, statutes and in decisions of EC institutions and even falling from the lips of renegade judges. When Latin brings progress and comprehension to a halt, what then? Reach for Lawyers' Latin .

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Domestic Mandala Architecture of Lifeworlds in Nepal

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2006

A rich and fascinating ethnography of domestic architecture and activities among the high caste Chhetris of Kholagaun in Nepal, this book focuses on the spatial organization, everyday activities and ritual performances that generate and display Chhetri houses as 'mandalas', sacred diagrams that are both maps of the cosmos and machines for revelation. Describing the orientation and layout of the Chhetri house and surrounding compound; it shows how the orientation and distribution of everyday social activities with the domestic mandala shape people's experience of the enigmas of their lifeworld as householders; and analyses the double significance of rituals that take place in the domestic mandala. By treating the Nepali house as more than just the background of people's everyday life, the author reveals the Chhetri everyday lifeworld as a revelation of Hindu tantric cosmology, its enigmatic illusion, and the path to liberation from it. The themes addressed in the book make a unique contribution to the fields of anthropology, architecture and human geography.

Men, Women and Relationships

Men, Women and Relationships

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2005

The bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus shows you how to improve your relationships by accepting and celebrating the differences between the sexes.Men and women are differenttheres no denying it. So why do we constantly expect the same actions and feelings from them? This enormously helpful book not only enables you to recognize the differences between you and your loved one but also leads you toward an acceptance of those differences, thereby paving the way for a stronger relationship. With his characteristic wit and wisdom, relationship expert John Gray explains the different ways men and women communicate, cope with stress, resolve conflicts, and experience and give love. Once you understand these differences, youll be better equipped to handle inevitable bumps in the road, and be on your way to a long-lasting and truly loving relationship.

Mars and Venus in Love

Mars and Venus in Love

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

This is a tape of love stories -- a collection of true-life tales that will show you something about your own love story that may have eluded you for a long time. A few insights, techniques, and changes in habits of mind and body nourish love and make it grow, and like little one-act plays, these stories show you how. Mars and Venus in Love gives you the opportunity to see yourself in the stories of others and to recognize yuour own communication and behavior patterns in the circumstances they describe.

How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have

How to Get What You Want and Want What You Have

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

National Bestseller!Here's the audiobook to help you get what you want, and be happy with what you have. John Gray, the man responsible for helping millions of people improve their relationships in his bestselling Mars and Venus books, has written the essential guide to personal success. Combining insights from Western psychology and Eastern meditation, he presents an innovative and proven method to become happy, confident, and at peace through four easy-to-follow steps:Set Your Intention: Recognize where you arenow and determine where you need to go inorder to achieve success.Get What You Need: Learn how to get what you need in order to be true to yourself.Get What You Want: Create outer success without sacrificing inner happiness.Remove the Blocks to Personal Success: Recognize what is holding you back, and clear the way for both inner and outer success.Stop living by the age-old adage the grass is always greener on the other side. It's not. You have everything within your reach right now to live a rich and fulfilling life. How To Get What You Want and Want What You Have will help release your emotional blocks so that you may realize your soul's desire. There is a secret to personal success. Listen to this audiobook and not only will you learn that secret, you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.

Men Are From Mars

Men Are From Mars

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever as an audio book. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is now available for the first time ever as an audio book. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.

Children are from Heaven

Children are from Heaven

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

In his travels, lectures, and seminars, the book John Gray has been most often asked to write is a parenting book. After years of serious thought, workshops, and practical applications, John Gray has created a brilliantly original and effective system that he calls positive parenting, for children of all ages, from birth though the teenage years. Completing the notion that Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, he adds. . .and Children Are from Heaven.John Gray has discovered that children today do not need to be motivated by fear of punishment. Instead, they can easily be motivated by reward and the natural, healthy desire to please their parents.Children Are from Heaven covers the different skills of positive parenting to help improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children. Central to this new approach to parenting are the five positive messages your children need to learn again and again: Its okay to be different Its okay to make mistakes Its okay to express negative emotions Its okay to want more Its okay to say no, but remember mom and dad are the bossesWhen these messages are put into practiceand John Gray shows you howyour children will develop the necessary skills for successful living: forgiveness of others and themselves, sharing, delayed gratification, self-esteem, patience, persistence respect for others and themselves, cooperation compassion, confidence, and the ability to be happy. With this new approach, you will be allowing your children to develop fully during each stage of their growth.John Grays reassuring message is that children are from heaven and they already have within themselves what they need to grow. Your job as a parent is to support that process. By applying the five messages and different skills of positive parenting, your children will receive what they need to become more cooperative, confident, and compassionate.

Mars and Venus Starting Over

Mars and Venus Starting Over

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

Is it possible to find love again after a breakup, death, or divorce?The end of a relationship can sometimes feel like the end of the world. Devastation, loneliness, and bitterness are some emotions that exist due to a breakup, divorce, or the loss of a loved one. But with the help of this compassionate guide, Dr. John Gray expresses that you will survive and tells you how to find love again.While the process of healing is similar with both sexes, there are distinct differences between the ways men and women heal their bruised hearts. In Mars and Venus Starting Over, Dr. Gray offers gender-specific advice on how to:Deal with painFind forgivenessDiscover the strength to let goRebuild confidenceRise to the challenge of finding fulfillment againFilled with gentle guidance, healing practices, and compassionate wisdom, Mars and Venus Starting Over will help men and women explore the meaning of loss, find their way through the healing process, and discover the secret to moving on.

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You and Your Father Didn't Know

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

Is it really possible to be in love forever?New York Times bestselling author John Gray will show you how in Mars and Venus Together Forever.This resource guide contains relationship skills that will help you and your mate sustain a lasting relationship that only grows richer with time. Mars and Venus Together Forever educates the different sexes on:What your mother couldn't tell you and your father didn't knowWhat women need most and men really wantHow men and women think and feel differentlyThe language barrier -- men speak "e;male"e; and women speak "e;female"e;The seven secrets of lasting passionAnd much moreFilled with lively anecdotes, revealing exercises, and profound common sense, Mars and Venus Together Forever will help men and women explore new frontiers in their relationships, communicate effectively with each other, and discover the secret of "e;happily ever after."e;

Mars and Venus in the Workplace

Mars and Venus in the Workplace

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

John Gray, who changed the way people view gender differences with his #1 international bestseller Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, now brings his insights to the working world.In Mars and Venus in the Workplace, Gray analyzes the differences in the ways men and women misunderstand and misinterpret each other in the workplace, and offers practical advice on reducing unnecessary conflict and frustration.Mars and Venus in the Workplace will:Increase performance by giving you the tools to improve communication, promote teamwork, and enhance working relationships.Increase productivity by providing a greater awareness and appreciation of the diverse characteristics within each of us -- and how these differences can positively or negatively affect productivity.Increase effectiveness by empowering you to overcome frustration and resolve conflict in difficult communication situations.Increase morale by utilizing interactive techniques that will promote respect and build trust.Applying his trademark practical advice to everyday office issues, Mars a Venus in the Workplace will enable listeners to achieve their goals and to make the workplace a source of fulfillment.Read by the author.

What You Feel You Can Heal

What You Feel You Can Heal

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2005

The need for love begins with your need to love yourself. Consciously or unconsciously, everyone is trying to enrich and improve their relationships in some way. Enriching our relationships is an art and a science. For this enrichment to happen'even before we can find and accept love'we have to love ourselves. Through his experience in working with others to heal their pain, Dr. Gray has found patterns and messages that many of us received while growing up. These messages can keep us from loving ourselves'and from loving and receiving love from others. By exploring how these messages became ingrained in us while we were young and how we are using them today, we can change old patterns and thoughts about ourselves and others as well as create long-lasting, fulfilling relationships. John Gray tells us that ';Loving yourself in the presence of others means being able to express your inner gifts and talents without fear. When you don't love yourself and mask your real self, the cycle works in the opposite direction'decreasing love and true self expression.' Read by the author.

Mars and Venus on a Date

Mars and Venus on a Date

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2005

In Mars and Venus On A Date John Gray blasts off into the exciting new territory of the singles universe, turning his unique expertise to unattached men and women who desire lasting intimacy. Mars and Venus on a Date is for all those single people who are looking for love, including the newly separated or divorced daunted by the singles scene. With the compassion and understanding that John Gray brings to all of his work, he takes us through the five stages of dating: Attraction, Uncertainty, Exclusivity, Intimacy, and Engagement. Listeners will find creative ideas on how to find their soulmates and thoughts on how to create a loving and mutually fulfilling relationship. The singles universe can be a frightening place, and the men and women alone in this void have great need for the practical, proven wisdom of John Gray. In the same way that Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus became the ultimate relationship aid for couples, Mars and Venus on a Date is the essential singles' guide.Read by the author.

Abu Ghraib

Abu Ghraib

Author: John Gray, Meron Benvenisti, Barbara Ehrenreich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2004

The World of Hair Colour

The World of Hair Colour

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2004

The World of Hair Colour is a scientific companion for hair colour, turning this complex science into fascinating journey through the colouring process. This book enables hairdressers to understand the physical and chemical processes which occur in hair colouring and the care of hair due to these chemical changes. Written in an easy to read, accessible style, The World of Hair Colour, provides professionals with a helpful reference guide for use in salons and is also ideal for hairdressing students.

Heresies Against Progress and Other Illusions

Heresies Against Progress and Other Illusions

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2004

By the author of the best-selling Straw Dogs, this book is a characteristically trenchant and unflinchingly clear-sighted collection of reflections on our contemporary lot. Whether writing about the future of our species on this planet, the folly of our faith in technological progress, or the self-deceptions of the liberal establishment, John Gray dares to be heretical like few other thinkers today.

Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Programmed Cell Death in Plants

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/12/2003

The recognition of cell death as an active process has changed the way in which biologists view living things. Geneticists re-evaluate long known mutants, research strategies are redesigned, and new model systems are sought. This volume reviews our new understanding of programmed cell death as it applies to plants. The book draws comparisons with programmed cell death in animals and unicellular organisms. The book is directed at researchers and professionals in plant cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, developmental biology and genetics.

Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Straw Dogs Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2003

A radical work of philosophy, which sets out to challenge our most cherished assumptions about what it means to be human. From Plato to Christianity, from the Enlightenment to Nietzsche and Marx, the Western tradition has been based on arrogant and erroneous beliefs about human beings and their place in the world. Philosophies such as liberalism and Marxism think of humankind as a species whose destiny is to transcend natural limits and conquer the Earth. Even in the present day, despite Darwin's discoveries, nearly all schools of thought take as their starting point the belief that humans are radically different from other animals. John Gray argues that this humanist belief in human difference is an illusion and explores how the world and human life look once humanism has been finally abandoned.

Mars And Venus In The Bedroom A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

Mars And Venus In The Bedroom A Guide to Lasting Romance and Passion

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2003

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom offers practical, heartfelt and wise advice to help you to transform your love life and enjoy a sexually and emotionally fulfilling relationship. This edition of John Gray's bestselling book explains how to keep passion alive in a long-term relationship and reveals what men and women really want from each other. He understands that there may be differences between you, but explains why instead of causing friction, these differences can make life much more fun and fulfilling.

Mars And Venus On A Date A Guide to Romance

Mars And Venus On A Date A Guide to Romance

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2003

From first look and first date to first fight, breaking up and making up, the world of dating can be a minefield for the unprepared. International relationship guru, John Gray turns his expertise to the language and behaviour of dating couples. Asking questions such as: -How should you act on your first date? -How can you tell if your partner means what he says? -Is this love or just lust at first sight? John Gray helps new couples figure out whether they are partners for life or just enjoying a brief encounter. His approach will help both men and women play the dating game with its complex rules of etiquette and behaviour, and explains how to separate fact from fantasy in conversation, body language and future expectations. His humorous insight and practical advice will help young and old alike to reach closer understanding, love and commitment, and have fun on the way!

How To Get What You Want In The Workplace How to maximise your professional potential

How To Get What You Want In The Workplace How to maximise your professional potential

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2003

Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus at home and at work! In this powerful book, John Gray turns his successful Mars and Venus healing advice towards work and success in modern times - from how to create and maintain positive relationships at work, how to maximize your potential; how to realize your creativity and more. With insightful advice for men and women, he stresses the need to focus on what you love and what is important in life in order to create lasting success. In How to Get What You Want in the Workplace, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for real and lasting success, and happiness and fulfilment at work.

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2002

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Author: John Gray Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2002

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism.The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot.This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

What You Feel You Can Heal

What You Feel You Can Heal

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2002

In What You Feel You Can Heal John Gray discusses the idea of finding feelings that have been 'lost' and regaining the respect and love for yourself that is a necessary perequisite to giving and receiving love from others, in sexual and all other relationships. In his encouraging way, Gray also offers simple and do-able techniques to help achieve this state of 'unconditional love' and move on to develop fulfilling and lasting relationships. You can find out how to: improve communication; increase self-esteem and self-love; transform negative feelings into positive ones; and enrich loving relationships.

The Little Book Of Getting What You Want And Wanting What You Have

The Little Book Of Getting What You Want And Wanting What You Have

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2001

Millions of readers have experienced John Gray's healing advice through his Mars and Venus series. This master therapist took therapy to the next level with his brilliant personal success programme How to Get What you Want and Want What you Have. Now here is handy pocket size is John Gray's innovative and proven five-step method to make you happy, confident, and at peace, enabling you to recognise and achieve your soul's desire and live a rich and fulfilling life.

How To Get What You Want And Want What You Have

How To Get What You Want And Want What You Have

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2001

OPRAH WINFREY LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH SHE ASKED JOHN GRAY TO TAKE OVER AN ENTIRE EPISODE OF HER SHOW TO TALK ABOUT IT! Millions of readers have experienced John Gray's healing advice through his Mars & Venus series. Now this master therapist takes therapy to the next level with a brilliant new personal success programme. Combining Western healing techniques with Eastern Meditation, Gray presents an innovative and proven method to become happy, confident, and at peace through his five steps to personal success. This personal development book shows you how to: *Identify and take responsibility for the blocks to your personal success. *Understand your soul's desire *Release negative emotions *Identify needs and take action *Decide what you want each day and put your life together in order to achieve it. John Gray's book allows you to acknowledge, forgive and transcend the pain of the past in order to recognise and achieve your soul's desire.

The Two Faces of Liberalism

The Two Faces of Liberalism

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2000

In Two Faces of Liberalism, John Gray argues that liberal thought has always contained two incompatible philosophies. In one, liberalism is a theory of a universal rational consensus, which enables the achievement of the best way of life for all humankind. In the other, liberalism is the project of seeking terms of peaceful coexistence between different regimes and ways of life. John Gray argues that the liberalism of rational consensus is anachronistic in a time when most late modern societies contain several ways of life, with many people belonging to more than one. The future of liberalism lies with a project of modus vivendi, first outlined in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. In the course of his argument, Gray presents a new interpretation of liberal toleration and argues that value--pluralism in ethics can support a revised view of universal human rights. This accessible book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political thought, moral and political philosophy, social and critical theory and cultural studies.

The Two Faces of Liberalism

The Two Faces of Liberalism

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2000

In Two Faces of Liberalism, John Gray argues that liberal thought has always contained two incompatible philosophies. In one, liberalism is a theory of a universal rational consensus, which enables the achievement of the best way of life for all humankind. In the other, liberalism is the project of seeking terms of peaceful coexistence between different regimes and ways of life. John Gray argues that the liberalism of rational consensus is anachronistic in a time when most late modern societies contain several ways of life, with many people belonging to more than one. The future of liberalism lies with a project of modus vivendi, first outlined in the writings of Thomas Hobbes. In the course of his argument, Gray presents a new interpretation of liberal toleration and argues that value-pluralism in ethics can support a revised view of universal human rights. This accessible book will be of great interest to students and scholars of political thought, moral and political philosophy, social and critical theory and cultural studies.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus And Children Are From Heaven

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus And Children Are From Heaven

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/1999

John Gray's books have brought a powerful message to millions of people across the world. In this groundbreaking parenting book he addresses an area of fundamental importance for all families - the well-being of our children. In MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, CHILDREN ARE FROM HEAVEN, John Gray provides the ultimate guide for parenting, addressing the unique bond between parents and children. Geared to parents of chidren from birth to teens, this invaluable handbook shows parents how to help their children become strong, confident, morally responsible adults by focusing on self-esteem and responsibility.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Book Of Days

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Book Of Days

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1999

There's no doubt about it; the relationship between men and women is extremely complex. We often forget just how different the sexes are, and become frustrated and confused by a loved one's behaviour. In this volume John Gray's expert relationship advice is distilled into powerful, daily inspirations that lovingly and insightfully remind us of the contrasts between Mars and Venus, allowing us to resolve conflicts in our relationships. It includes comforting and helpful advise on: * giving and receiving emotional support * discovering and awakening your hidden qualities * keeping passion alive * reacting to, and coping with, stress * maintaining your zest for life Whether you need thoughtful reminders yourself or know a friend or loved one who will benefit from these beautiful reflections, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus Book of Days is a must.

Mars And Venus, 365 Ways To Keep Your Love Alive

Mars And Venus, 365 Ways To Keep Your Love Alive

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/1999

It's not easy keeping the romance in your relationship but with John Gray's help you can be loving every single day of the year. With 365 romantic tips guaranteed to keep your lover happy and interested this little book is essential for eveyone who cares about keeping their love alive.

A Pocketbook of Hair and Scalp Disorders An Illustrated Guide

A Pocketbook of Hair and Scalp Disorders An Illustrated Guide

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/1998

General practioners are often the first stop for patients with hair and scalp problems. However, most GPs have little, if any knowledge and training in this field. This small pocket book is a clear, well written text for quick reference, with a guide to diagnosis and suggestions as to the current best treatments available. The book provides information about the physiology of hair and hair defects, advice on carrying out an examination, hair loss and cosmetic damage. The author then goes on to describe dermatological disorders of the scalp and their management. It is highly visual, containing many photographs and micro-graphs to aid the non-specialist in diagnosis. This book is designed for primary care practice, but will also be of use to junior dermatologists and other doctors working in this area.

Mars And Venus Starting Over A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One.

Mars And Venus Starting Over A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One.

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/1998

Everybody wants a love that will last forever. . . but for many reasons relationships end. Each year millions of people are widowed, break up with their long-term partner or get divorced. The healing period after such a loss can be difficult, but getting over the grief, anger and pain can be much easier with expert help. In this book, relationship expert and dynamo John Gray offers comfort and empowering advice on how to overcome loss and gain the confidence to meet new people and engage in new relationships. There is hope. For the millions of newly single people in the UK, Mars and Venus Single Again is like a lifeguard at the dating pool.

Hayek on Liberty

Hayek on Liberty

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/1998

Not available since the 1980s, this up-dated edition by the leading political philosopher, John Gray, outlines his new position on Hayek. In a substantial new chapter, Gray assesses how far the historical development of the last ten years can be deployed in a critique of Hayek's thought. His reassessment is not only a provoking study of a classical philosopher. It is also a timely contribution to the debate over the future of conservatism, as Gray argues that Hayekian liberalism - 'the most well-articulated political theory of the new right' - is flawed.

Endgames Questions in Late Modern Political Thought

Endgames Questions in Late Modern Political Thought

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/1997

In this book John Gray argues that we live in a time of endings for the ideologies that governed the modern period. The Enlightenment projects of universal emancipation animates all the political doctrines and movements that are central in contemporary western societies. Yet it does not reflect the reality of the plural world in which we live. The western cultural hegemony which the Enlightenment embodied is coming to a close. Western liberal societies are not precursors of a universal civilization, but only one form of life among many in the late modern world. Our inherited stock of political ideas no longer tracks that world. The crisis of New Right thought is as profound as that of the Left. Green theorists and communitarian thinkers have not understood the deep diversity and intractable conflicts of contemporary societies. And postmodernists, whose thought is ruled by the dated utopias of the modern period, do not engage with the real conditions of the world's emerging postmodern societies. Late modern thought occurs in an interregnum between modern projects that are no longer credible and postmodern realities that many find intolerable. John Gray suggests that some Enlightenment hopes of progress must be extinguished if we are to learn to respect cultural diversity and accept ecological limits. Respect for the Earth and for other species and cultures means abandoning the utopian and arcadian projects that haunt modern thought. We should aim to moderate the impact of human activity on the Earth while alleviating the unavoidable evils of human life. Yet the hubris which treats the Earth as an instrument of human purposes, and which regards other cultures as approximations to a universal civilization, embodies ancient and powerful traditions. John Gray's aim is to question these traditions and thereby to prepare our thinking for a time of beginnings.

Mars And Venus In Love Inspiring and Heartfelt Stories of Relationships That Work

Mars And Venus In Love Inspiring and Heartfelt Stories of Relationships That Work

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/1996

John Gray has become a publishing phenomenon. His first book, MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS is still a No 1 New York Times bestseller after 3 years, and is in the UK Top 100 too. He is renowned as THE international relationships guru. John Gray has brought a powerful message to millions of people across the world. He explains how better communication and the recognition of men and women's different emotional needs leads to greater intimacy. In MARS AND VENUS IN LOVE, all those who embraced his ideas will see them in action in first-person stories told by people who, using his advice and counsel, have created fulfilling, healthy and loving relationships. After the incredible response to his work, Dr Gray thought the success of some couples might inspire others like them. Readers will find hope, encouragement and humour in this collection of experiences, which everyone who has ever had difficulty communicating with the opposite sex will find something to identify with.

Mars And Venus Together Forever Relationship Skills for Lasting Love

Mars And Venus Together Forever Relationship Skills for Lasting Love

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/1996

This repackaged, retitled version of WHAT YOUR MOTHER COULDN'T TELL YOU AND YOUR FATHER DIDN'T KNOW brings the book firmly into line with John Gary's existing Mars and Venus classics, and has proved immensley successful in the states. This enticing book by America's phenomenally successful relationships guru explains how we can all have exciting, happy and everlasting relationships. In it he reveals: *what women need most and what men want *masculine skills for listening without getting upset *feminine skills for talking so a man will listen *seven secrets of lasting passion *dance steps for lasting intimacy Brimming with humour, exercises and profound common sense, this book will help to get men and women talking, loving and communicating and will keep loving couples 'together forever'.

Post-Liberalism Studies in Political Thought

Post-Liberalism Studies in Political Thought

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/1996

John Gray has become one of our liveliest and most influential political philosophers. This current volume is a sequel to his Liberalisms: Essays in Political Philosophy. The earlier book ended on a sceptical note, both in respect of what a post-liberal political philosophy might look like, and with respect to the claims of political philosophy itself. John Gray's new book gives post-liberal theory a more definite content. It does so by considering particular thinkers in the history of political thought, by criticizing the conventional wisdom, liberal and socialist, of the Western academic class, and most directly by specifying what remains of value in liberalism. The upshot of this line of thought is that we need not regret the failure of foundationalist liberalism, since we have all we need in the historic inheritance of the institutions of civil society. It is to the practice of liberty that these institutions encompass, rather than to empty liberal theory, that we should repair.

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Mill on Liberty: A Defence

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/1996

Mill on Liberty was first published in 1983 and has become a classic of Mill commentary. The second edition reproduces the text of the first in full, and in paperback for the first time. To this, John Gray adds an extensive postscript which defends the interpretation of Mill set out in the first edition, but develops radical criticisms of the substance of Millian and other liberalism. The new edition is intended as a contribution to the current debate about the foundations of liberalism, and it looks closely at the recent seminal contributions to liberal thought by Raz, Feinberg, Rawls and Berlin. Central to its argument is Gray's contention that, like other liberalisms that ground themselves on an ideal of autonomy or individuality, Millian liberalism has a Eurocentric bias that cannot be given rational justification. Gray addresses the question of whether any form of liberal theory, can, in fact, avoid the bias, and concludes that it cannot. This book will be indispensable both to those familiar with On Liberty and to those coming to it for the first time. In addition, the book will also be of great interest to moral and political theorists, to students of law and jurisprudence and to intellectual historians.

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You And Your Father Didn't Know A Practical Guide to Improving Communication Between the Sexes

What Your Mother Couldn't Tell You And Your Father Didn't Know A Practical Guide to Improving Communication Between the Sexes

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/1995

A cross between Deborah Tannen's YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND and a Relate guide, this well-written, accessible book by America's phenomenally successful relationships guru provides essential strategies for maintaining a fulfilled relationship. A generation ago it was common to sacrifice personal fulfilment for the sake of preserving the relationship. Now, with dramatically changed roles for men and women, divorce has become the common 'solution'. Gray maintains neither is the answer and, without resorting to meaningless jargon, pinpoints the seven essential rules for long-lasting monogamy.

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Beyond the New Right Markets, Government and the Common Environment

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/1994

John Gray is now established as one of the UK's leading political thinkers. For over a decade he has been asssociated with the ideas and think-tanks of the New Right. In this book he presents both a criticism of the ideological excesses of New Right ideology and a radical critique of the New Right itself, developed from the standpoint of traditional conservatism. All the major thinkers and themes of the New Right are examined, together with many major issues of current public policy - such as the growth of the underclass, the future of the welfare state and the role of government in education and culture. The author also argues that there are deep affinities between conservative ideology and Green thought. He advances radical proposals for the preservation and renewal of common life for an age in which the ideals of modernism, including continuous economic growth, are decreasingly viable. He expresses his conviction that conservative philosophy will find its future in dissociating itelf from the neo-liberalism that has lately dominated policy, and returning to the task of redefining traditional values.

Action Art A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyond

Action Art A Bibliography of Artists' Performance from Futurism to Fluxus and Beyond

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1993

This comprehensive international bibliography is the first to attempt documentation of this diverse field, covering the history of Artist's Performance. It focuses on its early twentieth-century antecedents in such movements as Futurism, Dada, Russian Constructivism, and the Bauhaus as well as its peak period in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with such developments as Gutai, Fluxus, Viennese Actionism, Situationism, and Guerrilla Art Action. Major emphasis is also given to sources on 115 individual performance artists and groups. More than 3700 entries document print and media materials dating from 1914 to 1992. Organized for maximum accessibility, the sources are also extensively cross-referenced and are indexed by artist, subject, title, and author. Three appendices identify reference works, libraries, and archives, and addenda material not found in the book text, and two others list artists by country and by group or collective.

Fire Music A Bibliography of the New Jazz, 1959-1990

Fire Music A Bibliography of the New Jazz, 1959-1990

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/1991

The first bibliography devoted to a single jazz genre or era, Fire Music is concerned with the music of the jazz avant-gardists such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Sun Ra. It makes accessible the most extensive and up-to-date scholarship of the New Jazz beginning in the 1950s. Included are materials on such topics as jazz collectives and the New York loft scene, as well as jazz in specific countries and regions and a lengthy section of biographical and critical studies on more than 400 artists and ensembles from around the world. Organized by subject and artist, the over 7,100 sources are further divided by type of materials, including films, video, and audio cassettes as well as books, dissertations, and journal and newspaper articles in all major Western languages. A New Jazz Chronology places events in the jazz world in a social, political, and musical context; and a section on African-American Cultural History and the Arts provides background materials. Appendixes offer general reference sources, a directory of archives and research centers, and lists that classify artists by country and instrument. Indexes of artists, subjects, and authors complete the work.

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

J.S. Mill's On Liberty in Focus

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/1991

This volume brings together J.S. Mills On Liberty and a selection of important essays by such eminent scholars as Isaiah Berlin, Alan Ryan, John Rees, C.L. Ten and Richard Wollheim. As well as providing authoritative commentary upon On Liberty, the essays reflect a broader debate about the philosophical foundations of Mill's liberalism, particularly the question of the connection betweenMill's professed utilitarianism and his commitment to individual liberty. Introduced and edited by John Gray and G.W. Smith, the book will be of interest to students of Mill, to ethical and political philosophers and to anyone interested in the contemporary status of liberalism.

African Music A Bibliographical Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa

African Music A Bibliographical Guide to the Traditional, Popular, Art, and Liturgical Musics of Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/1991

African Music is devoted to ethnographic, anthropological, musicological, and popular studies of sub-Saharan African music from the 1890s to the present. The bibliography is organized into six basic sections. Section one covers works on cultural policy and the performing arts in sub-Saharan Africa, while section two provides a selected guide to works on ethnomusicology. Section three, the largest, deals with general works and regional/country studies of traditional sub-Saharan musics, defined most simply as the local village or rural musics of West, Central, Southern, and East Africa. General and regional/country studies of African pop music as well as biographical and critical studies of 275 popular musicians and groups are covered in section four. Section five focuses on the acculturated or art music traditions of Africa's Westernized elite, citing both general works and biographical/critical studies on African composers and performers. The sixth, and final, music section covers general studies on African church, or liturgical music. The items cited in these six sections range from books, dissertations, unpublished papers, and periodical and newspaper articles, to films, videotapes, and audiotapes in all of the major Western languages as well as several African ones. The three appendixes deal, respectively, with reference works on African music and culture; archives and research centers; and a selected discography listing both traditional and popular music recordings and outlets where they may be found. Four indexes--ethnic group, subject, artist and author--complete the work and provide a key to its 5,800 entries. By covering works from 1732 to the present, African Music offers not only the most up-to-date scholarship on the subject, but also the most comprehensive coverage currently available. It offers a much-needed, and long overdue resource for students, scholars, and librarians seeking to understand the musics of sub-Saharan Africa.

Blacks in Film and Television A Pan-African Bibliography of Films, Filmmakers, and Performers

Blacks in Film and Television A Pan-African Bibliography of Films, Filmmakers, and Performers

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/1990

This is a comprehensive guide to the black experience both on film and behind the camera. More than 6,000 entries documenting global film activity from 1919 to 1990 offer historical perspective on the black image in film, bibliographical material on filmmakers and individual artists, and exciting information on newly emerging talent throughout the world. Drawing on a wide variety of resource materials, the study furnishes extensive coverage of developments in filmmaking in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean, followed by a thorough examination of the African-American film experience. Two appendixes provide supplementary data on reference works, and names and addresses of notable film resource centers. Four indexes keyed by artist, title, subject, and author complete the work, which proves to be a valuable reference work for scholars and historians in the field of blacks in film.

Black Theatre and Performance A Pan-African Bibliography

Black Theatre and Performance A Pan-African Bibliography

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/1990

This volume represents the first major bibliography on Black theatre and performance in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Canada. Unlike previous bibliographies on the topic, this work gives equal weight to Africa and the African Diaspora, and to biographical/critical material and play texts themselves. John Gray has collected more than 4,000 entries from a broad range of media, books, dissertations and theses, unpublished papers, periodical and newspaper articles, films, and videotapes. More than 650 playwrights and theatre groups from 45 countries are featured, as are performance genres that range from masquerades and carnival celebrations to the most recent works of noted playwrights such as Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott. The work is organized into two categories: studies of specific geographic areas and countries, and materials on individual playwrights. Within these categories, works cited are further divided according to the type of material, such as book, journal, or dissertation. Also included are a listing of major bibliographies on African-American theatre, and two appendices that cite reference works and provide a regional listing of African and African Diaspora playwrights and theatre companies. A set of four indexes, covering artists, play titles, subjects, and authors of cited works, conclude the book and provide easy access to its comprehensive listings. This unique work will be an important resource for courses in African studies, theatre arts, and minority and ethnic studies. It will also be a useful addition to the reference collections of college, university, and public libraries.

Ashe, Traditional Religion and Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora: A Classified International Bibliography

Ashe, Traditional Religion and Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Diaspora: A Classified International Bibliography

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/1989

This bibliography is the most comprehensive available on the subject of African and Afro-American traditional religion and healing. By covering works from 1760 to the present, this bibliography offers not only the most up-to-date information on the subject, but also the most complete bibliographic survey of Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin religious traditions yet compiled. Consequently, researchers will be able to begin to develop an understanding of one of the most important cultural components of the rapidly growing Caribbean population in the United States. Nearly 6,000 entries on all aspects of the black religious heritage cite, in seven different languages, the broadest range of media possible, e.g. films, videos, books, dissertations, unpublished papers, and periodical and newspaper articles. Included are sections on art, music, dance, and theatre, as well as a selected list of works on related topics such as trance and spirit possession, comparative religion, and glossolalia. Created with the researcher in mind, Ashe is divided into such general categories as regional studies, ethnic group studies, and a number of more specialized subject categories. This reference work will also offer a key to those interested in understanding the tremendous growth of African-derived religious traditions in South America and their long-range sociopolitical ramifications. For students and scholars of Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Afro-America, whether they be anthropologists, sociologists, health care workers, ethnomusicologists, or historians, this bibliography offers a much needed resource guide to one of the most vital facets of black world culture.

Blacks in Classical Music A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers, and Ensembles

Blacks in Classical Music A Bibliographical Guide to Composers, Performers, and Ensembles

Author: John Gray Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/1988

The first in a projected series of idiom-specific bibliographies in black music, this work treats classical music. It is a comprehensive index to newspaper and periodical indexes, biographical dictionaries, bibliographies, dissertations and theses, music collections, and published discographies...Scholars, researchers, students, and reference librarians will find that this guide makes searching easier; bibliographers will welcome its detailed and helpful bibliographies...A very fine addition for all music and academic libraries. Choice This comprehensive guide is the first to cover the full range of black activity in classical music, with more than 4,000 references to over 300 performers and ensembles. Compiler John Gray has organized a wealth of resources spanning from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, and ranging geographically from Europe and Africa to the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Containing sections on composers, conductors, individual instrumentalists, symphony orchestras, opera singers and companies, the work builds on earlier research in this long-neglected subject, and brings the black musical legacy to new levels of prominence and accessibility.

Local Boy Makes Good

Local Boy Makes Good

Author: John Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1987

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Author: John Gray, Eric Peterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1982