Book type: non-fiction (784)


Ética para um jovem by Fernando Savater PT

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Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
Nada menos supérfluo do que ensinar as opções e os valores da liberdade se queremos educar seres humanos livres. Mas como falar de ética aos adolescentes, sem incorrer na simples crónica das ideias morais ou no doutrinamento casuístico sobre questões práticas? Pensado e escrito para ser lido por adolescentes, Ética para Um Jovem explica, numa linguagem clara, profunda e ao mesmo tempo divertida, do que trata a Ética e de como a podemos aplicar à nossa vida quotidiana para tentarmos viver da melhor maneira possí... continue


1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows : A Memoir by Ai Weiwei EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
The “intimate and expansive” (Time) memoir of “one of the most important artists working in the world today” (Financial Times), telling a remarkable history of China over the last hundred years while also illuminating his artistic process “Poignant . . . An illuminating through-line emerges in the many parallels Ai traces between his life and his father’s.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, BookPage, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews Once a close associate of Mao Zedong and the nation’s most celebrated poet, Ai Weiwei’s father, Ai Qing, was brande... continue


21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari EN

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Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions ... continue


3096 Days by Natascha Kampusch EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
The remarkable and shocking true account of the kidnap of Natascha Kampusch in 1998, who shares her deeply moving story. On 2 March 1998 ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was snatched off the street by a stranger and bundled into a white van. When she emerged from her prison eight years later, her childhood had gone. In 3,096 Days Natascha tells her incredible story for the first time: her difficult childhood, the day of her abduction, her imprisonment in a five-square-metre dungeon, and the mental and physical abuse she suffered from her abductor, Wolfgang Priklopil. A story about the triumph of... continue


7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership by Kate Coleman EN

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Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
For the first time in modern history, God is placing women in strategic positions of influence and leadership within the church, public, corporate, charity and voluntary sectors, in unprecedented numbers. Women are called to flourish in these arenas. However, there are significant external and internal issues that hinder women in leadership in unique ways. In the 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership, Kate Coleman considers what lies at the root of the many challenges facing women leaders and discusses ways of dealing with them. Effective leadership starts with you and she explains how to: Over... continue


82 rêves pendant la guerre 1939-1945 by Emil Szittya FR

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Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
Préfacé par Emmanuel Carrère, écrit dans une langue magnifique, un roman de guerre qui ne ressemble à aucun autre et un portrait saisissant de l'inconscient en temps de guerre. Pendant une guerre, on rêve de guerre, et Emil Szittya a cherché à savoir sous quelle forme la guerre s'insinuait dans le sommeil des gens. Il a noté ce qu'on lui racontait aussi fidèlement que possible, en comptant sur l'éloquence de la transcription brute. Le résultat est saisissant, à la fois d'une grand... continue


84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff EN

Rating: 5 (4 votes)
"Those who have read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a novel comprised of only letters between the characters, will see how much that best-seller owes 84, Charing Cross Road." -- A heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books This funny, poignant, classic love story unfolds through a series of letters between Helene Hanff, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a char... continue


A Beginner's Guide to Acting English by Shappi Khorsandi EN

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Country: Asia / Iran flag Iran
"A family. On the run. In a foreign country-- England"--Cover.


A Bigger Picture : My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis by Vanessa Nakate EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Uganda flag Uganda
Leading climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate brings her fierce and fearless spirit to the biggest issue of our time. Nakate's mere presence has revealed rampant inequalities within the climate justice movement. While attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Nakate's image was cropped out of a photo by the Associated Press. The photo featured the four other activists, who were all white. It highlighted the call Nakate has been making all along: for both environmental and social justice on behalf of those who have been omitted from the climate discussion and who are now deman... continue