Stewart contrasts the thinking of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), the toast of Paris and inventor of calculus, with that of Benedictus Spinoza (1632-77), who lived in The Hague as an outcast with a day job. In their ideas he finds the seeds both of modernity and of the conflicts that still rage through it. Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Po
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. annotated edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0393058980
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A master historian's spirited survey of humanity's strategies for tapping sun energy, past and future. We don't often recognize the humble activity of cooking for the revolutionary cultural adaptation that it is. But when the hearth fires started burning in the Paleolithic, humankind broadened the exploitation of food and initiated an avalanche of change. And we don't often associate cooking with drilling for oil, but both are innovations that allow us to tap the sun energy accumulated in organic matter. Alfred W. Crosby, a founder of the field of global history, reveals how humanity's successes hinge directly on effective uses of sun energy. But dwindling natural resources, global warming, and environmental pollution all testify to the limits of our fossil-fuel civilization. Although we haven't yet adopted a feasible alternative--just look at the embarrassment of "cold fusion" or the 2003 blackout that humbled North America--our ingenuity and adaptability as a species give us hope. 10 illustrations, map. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0393058980
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, U.S.A., 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. New hardcover in torn dust jacket. Jacket would be as new except that it was badly ripped in half across the front cover and tape repaired, mostly from the back. Also some wrinkling along the top edge where some of the damage also occurred. Still looks fine and provides protection for book. Codice libro della libreria 045537
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0393058980
Descrizione libro Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition... New York: Norton . First edition. First printing. NEW/NEW. SIGNED by author on title page. A pristine unread copy. Author's signature only, no other writing. Comes with archival-quality mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free. Shipped in well padded box. Purchased new and opened only for for author to sign. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ppjano6-15
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393058980