THE SIMPLE LIFE PLAIN LIVING AND HIGH THINKING IN AMERICAN CULTURE

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The Simple Life

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0820329754
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 59.19 MB
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Looking across more than three centuries of want and prosperity, war and peace, Shi introduces a rich cast of practitioners and proponents of the simple life, among them Thomas Jefferson, Henry David Thoreau, Jane Addams, Scott and Helen Nearing, and Jimmy Carter.
Category: Philosophy

The Simple Life

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0820323403
Genre : History
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Looking across three centuries of want and prosperity, war and peace, this work introduces a cast of practitioners and proponents of the simple life, among them Thomas Jefferson, Scott and Helen Nearing, Jimmy Carter and Jane Addams. It finds that nothing is simple about our mercurial devotion to the ideal of plain living and high thinking. Though we may hedge a bit in practice and are now and then driven by motives no deeper than nostalgia, this work stresses that the diverse efforts to avoid anxious social striving and compulsive materialism have been essential to the nation's spiritual health.
Category: History

America The Essential Learning Edition

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0393643239
Genre : History
File Size : 28.9 MB
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The Essential Learning Edition of America's celebrated narrative offers a unique pedagogical program built around core objectives. In-chapter features guide reading, source activities guide analysis, and digital resources reinforce the reading and skill development, all providing a clear path for student success. The Second Edition has been made even more accessible and engaging with a streamlined narrative, expanded visuals, added coverage on the culture of daily life, and NEW History Skills Tutorials.
Category: History

Voluntary Simplicity Second Revised Edition

Author : Duane Elgin
ISBN : 9780061966347
Genre : Self-Help
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“A manifesto for the only kind of future that promises sanity and the possibility of contentment. Bread and wine for the spirit.” —Sam Keen, author of Fire in the Belly Originally published in 1981 and hailed as the “bible” of the simplicity movement by The Wall Street Journal, Duane Elgin’s classic Voluntary Simplicity has been completely revised for our modern times. Elgin, who was honored in 2009 by The Ecologist, the U.K.’s leading environmental magazine, as one of ten important “visionaries,” offers a path “Toward a Way of Life That is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich.” Voluntary Simplicity has already changed the lives of thousands of people. This new edition will profoundly influence countless more with its powerful, timely message of balance, frugality, and ecological awareness.
Category: Self-Help

For The Record

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 0393283046
Genre : History
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The most extensive and varied collection of primary sources available.
Category: History

Goodbye Things The New Japanese Minimalism

Author : Fumio Sasaki
ISBN : 9780393609042
Genre : House & Home
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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.
Category: House & Home

The Bell Tower And Beyond

Author : David E. Shi
ISBN : 1570034664
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The president of Furman University reflects on a variety of subjects.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

America

Author : George Brown Tindall
ISBN : 0393925056
Genre : History
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Simple Living In History

Author : Samuel Alexander
ISBN : 0987588494
Genre : Sustainable development
File Size : 66.74 MB
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The dominant culture of industrial civilisation is highly materialistic, holding up Western-style, consumer lifestyles as the path to happiness and fulfilment. But consumer lifestyles are failing to satisfy the human craving for meaning, and they are degrading our planet in ways that are grossly unsustainable and unjust. We desperately need to explore or rediscover less materialistic, 'simpler' ways of living. 'Simple living' refers to ways of life based on notions such as frugality, sufficiency, moderation, and mindfulness. This anthology brings together twenty-six short essays discussing the most significant individuals, cultures, and movements that have embraced simple living throughout history. What did Buddha and Jesus think about simple living? What contribution did the ancient Greeks and Romans make? How do the Amish and the Quakers live? And why did Henry Thoreau leave his hometown to live in the woods? Readers will also gain insight into the lives and philosophies of people like Mahatma Gandhi and William Morris, and learn about contemporary eco-social movements, such as those based on permaculture, intentional communities, degrowth, and voluntary simplicity. This deep but engaging book examines these great moments in the story of simple living, and many more, but it looks backwards in order to shed light on the present and future. Read it and be inspired. 'This engaging book raises one of the key questions of our times, presenting a rich tapestry of perspectives on what it means to live simply.' - ROB HOPKINS, The Transition Handbook 'Simple Living in History challenges the mentality of waste and extravagance that defines modern industrial lifestyles, reminding us that the answers we need have been here all along, waiting for us to notice them.' - JOHN MICHAEL GREER, The Wealth of Nature and Green Wizardry 'This book highlights the continuous cultural lineage that underpins current activism for an ecologically viable and spiritually nourishing life now and in the future. For permaculture practitioners and activists focused on building ecologically smart, localised economies, this book highlights how rethinking our attitudes and behaviour toward consumption can be a fruitful pathway to social and ecological harmony.' - DAVID HOLMGREN, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability
Category: Sustainable development