If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ´A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I´ve read in a long time´ Independent ´A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology´ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/
In the new mystery in the bestselling Richard Jury series, Martha Grimes brings London´s finest and ´the Filth´ together on a double-homicide case that involves Kenyan art, rare gems, astrophysics and a long-fermented act of revenge
This book presents the research work, which scatters light on the role of village knowledge centres in the rural upliftment by providing the demand driven information, capacity building and linkages using information and communication technology. The inspiration for undertaking this research work is Prof.M.S.Swaminathan, the father of Green Revolution who has contributed to the enhancement of agriculture and rural knowledge through the concept of ´Every village become a Knowledge centre´, ´Reaching the unreached´ and ´´Voicing the voiceless´´. The inference of the research work is that the village knowledge centres played a vital role in bridging the rural urban divide including gender and digital divide.
What is the history of knowledge? This engaging and accessible introduction explains what is distinctive about the new field of the history of knowledge (or, as some scholars say, ´knowledges in the plural´) and how it differs from the history of science, intellectual history, the sociology of knowledge or from cultural history. Leading cultural historian, Peter Burke, draws upon examples of this new kind of history from different periods and from the history of India, East Asia and the Islamic world as well as from Europe and the Americas. He discusses some of the main concepts used by scholars working in the field, among them ´order of knowledge´, ´situated knowledge´ and ´knowledge society´. This book tells the story of the transformation of relatively raw ´information´ into knowledge via processes of classification, verification and so on, the dissemination of this knowledge and finally its employment for different purposes, by governments, corporations or private individuals. A concluding chapter identifies central problems in the history of knowledge, from triumphalism to relativism, together with attempts to solve them. The only book of its kind yet to be published, What is the History of Knowledge? will be essential reading for all students of history and the humanities in general, as well as the interested general reader.
Explains how to find, structure and exploit the power of ´wild knowledge´ (untamed data, learnings and experiences) in the modern business world, where society gathers knowledge faster than it gathers wisdom.
The Power of Knowledge reveals the reality of ´´Knowledge,´´ the deeper spiritual mind within you which holds the key to finding your greater purpose and direction in life. Book 5 of the New Message from God contains 14 revelations given to present the reality of your spiritual nature, the crisis of living apart from your deeper nature and how you can escape this crisis and begin the journey of healing the division between your thinking mind with the mind of Knowledge within you. With this comes the possibility of following Knowledge in the now and in the future, leading you to a new life, new relationships and the fulfillment of your purpose for being in the world. Through this book, you have the opportunity to understand where Knowledge lives in your experience and to build a lasting connection to this deeper experience that has always been with you. The book Steps to Knowledge takes this further in the form of a daily practice you can begin to apply in your life. The journey of finding and following Knowledge will bring you back to your original purpose for being in the world, the memory of those who sent you and the greater contribution you are meant to provide to a world facing great and difficult change in the future. Here a sacred process begins that has the power to free you from the past and prepare you for a new and greater life in the future. Each chapter of The Power of Knowledge is a revelation given from the Source, compiled into this text by the Messenger Marshall Vian Summers. A New Message from God has come into the world. It is an expression of the timeless pure connection with God as it has existed throughout human history and since the beginning of the manifest universe. Humanity now has direct access to this pure experience, unobstructed by human misunderstanding, authority and corruption. It has now entered the world anew.
Knowledge and its Limits presents a systematic new conception of knowledge as a kind of mental stage sensitive to the knower´s environment. It makes a major contribution to the debate between externalist and internalist philosophies of mind, and breaks radically with the epistemological tradition of analyzing knowledge in terms of true belief. The theory casts new light on such philosophical problems as scepticism, evidence, probability and assertion, realism and anti-realism, and the limits of what can be known. The arguments are illustrated by rigorous models based on epistemic logic and probability theory. The result is a new way of doing epistemology and a notable contribution to the philosophy of mind.
What is epistemology or ´´the theory of knowledge?´´ What is it really about? Why does it matter? What makes theorizing about knowledge ´´philosophical?´´ Why do some philosophers argue that epistemology--perhaps even philosophy itself--is dead? In this succinct, exciting, and original introduction to epistemology, Michael Williams explains and criticizes philosophical theories of the nature, limits, methods, possibility, and value of knowing. A coherent and progressive text, Problems of Knowledge covers both traditional and contemporary approaches to the subject, including foundationalism, the coherence theory, and ´´naturalistic´´ theories. As an alternative to these perspectives, Williams defends his own distinctive contextualist approach. Problems of Knowledge provides clear and engaging explanations of the theory of knowledge and why it matters, offering an excellent foundation for students in introductory epistemology courses.
Madness, sexuality, power, knowledge-are these facts of life or simply parts of speech? In a series of works of astonishing brilliance, historian Michel Foucault excavated the hidden assumptions that govern the way we live and the way we think. The Archaeology of Knowledge begins at the level of ´´things aid´´ and moves quickly to illuminate the connections between knowledge, language, and action in a style at once profound and personal. A summing up of Foucault´s own methodological assumptions, this book is also a first step toward a genealogy of the way we live now. Challenging, at times infuriating, it is an absolutely indispensable guide to one of the most innovative thinkers of our time.