Ishmael

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The narrator of this extraordinary tale is a man  in search for truth. He answers an ad in a local  newspaper from a teacher looking for serious  pupils, only to find himself alone in an abandoned  office with a full-grown gorilla who is ...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/02/13
This is the second time I read this book in about a year or so. Not only have I added it to the list of fundamental books I want to carry with me (this time around, I purchased my own, while the first time I read one from the public library), but I ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/11/12
thought provoking
Gives to much to think about with regard to our perspective on humans place in the world.
Ha scritto il 18/04/12
Philosophical novel where Daniel Quinn explores the idea of civilization and its relationship to sustainability, ethics and, in general, the prospects of survival for life on earth itself. Using the style of a socratic dialogue, the author ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/02/10
Fascinanting and enlightening, a journey through mankind's evolution with a prospective of a different relationship between human beings and Earth.
Ha scritto il 09/01/10
Terrific! And moving! And inspiring. I was familiar with Ishmael's theory in my own way before reading this novel, but I am glad and relieved to know that the knowledge and the awareness of what's wrong with humankind's attitude towards Life, the ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Nov 17, 2009, 12:31
"I can only think that hunter-gatherers live in a state of utter and unending anxiety over what tomorrow's going to bring." "Yet they don't. Any anthropologist will tell you that. They are far less anxiety-ridden than you are. They have no jobs to ...Continua
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