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On Growth and Form
On Growth and Form
by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.76

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars On Growth and Form D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, 17 Jun. 2012
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Peter Medawar called this "the finest work in all the annals of science." It is a great pity that the the copy that I have just purchased is such a substandard publication. It has no publishing details at all and is a very faint facsimile of the original. Unfortunately it is so faint I am unable to read it.


The Ever-present Origin: The Foundations and Manifestations of the Aperspectival World Part One (Englis Series, No 1)
The Ever-present Origin: The Foundations and Manifestations of the Aperspectival World Part One (Englis Series, No 1)
by Jean Gebser
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ever- Present Origin by Jean Gebser, 19 July 2010
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This is a very important book. It was first published in 1949 and is an intellectual and profound analysis of the history of consciousness and its place in the development of society. It offers a broad,imaginative and spiritual outlook and exposes the sterility of materialism and scientism. It is a book for our time, for Gebser anticipates the forthcoming change in consciousness from the mental/rational, into the final, all-encompassing, transparency. The themes are difficult and the scholarship remarkable. It is a book that makes one grow in the reading.The interrelationships of the epoche he anticipates are supported with data from anthropology, mythology,linguistics,art,literature,science and philosophy. A remarkable book and well worth the effort, if you want to see our modern world in the context of progression and evolutionary development.It is a hopeful book, all the more remarkable for being written so long ago.


Crop Circles: The Bones of God
Crop Circles: The Bones of God
by Michael Glickman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Crop Circles The Bones of God, 19 July 2010
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This is a beautifully produced book with a striking cover featuring the Barbury Pi formation. It is printed on quality shiny paper by Frog Books of Berkeley California.Over 13 chapters, Glickman studies the most magnificent circles of recent history and looks at their geometries with great care and beautiful photographs. Glickman is one of the foremost researchers of this phenomenon and I was disappointed with the final chapter, which presents a short and very watered down hypothesis of what the circles mean. This is a passionately argued subject and I feel Glickman's book doesn't do justice to this fact. It seems to me to be the work of a man who is trying too hard to cover all bases and in the process loses something of the passion that this subject stirs in the factions involved.Fabulous title though.


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