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Queres fazer uma viagem inesquecível pelo tempo e ficar a saber tudo sobre a História do Mundo sem teres de fazer mais nada senão ler este livro? Então junta-te ao Sérgio e vem conhecer as histórias que os seis sábios anunciados por Clio, a musa da História, têm para contar. Sem precisares de máquinas do tempo nem de engenhocas complicadas, vais partir numa viagem que começa na Antiguidade e só acaba nos nossos dias, ao mesmo tempo que dás a volta ao mundo e conheces os maiores protagonistas da História Mundial e os seus feitos. E nem sequer precisas de sair de casa! Basta usares a tua imaginação e deixares-te levar nesta grande aventura.Fernando García de Cortázar converte o passado em temas best sellers sem trair o rigor histórico: convencido de que «a história é sempre a crónica de uma aventura», o seu talento consiste em saber contá-la. Deixando de lado as partes chatas, a sua formação em humanidades e a sua vasta experiência como catedrático da Universidade de Desuto (Bilbao), dão vida, com beleza e sensibilidade, ao mundo de lutas, paixões, terrores, utopias e mudanças em que a vida se desenvolve, de época em época.

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E. H. Gombrich

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

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Jostein Gaarder

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

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Neste livro, Andrew Marr alarga a lente da História, indo para lá da Europa, até às Américas, a África e à Ásia. E, em vez de se centrar num único episódio num único local, apresenta-nos paralelos surpreendentes e ligações fascinantes, focando a sua atenção num incidente ou episódio específico para contar a história mais vasta de um continente ou época. Este é um livro sobre as grandes figuras que mudaram a História e o seu tempo, pessoas como Cleópatra, Gengis Khan ou Galileu, mas é também um livro sobre nós ¿ pois «quanto melhor compreendermos como os governantes se distanciam da realidade, ou porque revoluções produzem ditadores mais vezes do que produzem felicidade, ou por que algumas partes do mundo são mais ricas do que outras, mais fácil é entender a nossa própria época».

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Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

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Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. "A Little History of Philosophy" presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

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Neil MacGregor

Incontáveis civilizações se sucederam ao longo da história da humanidade e deixaram legados grandiosos, inspirando admiração e espanto mesmo após milhares de anos. Outras foram quase soterradas pelo tempo, restando apenas pequenos vestígios de sua existência. Em A história do mundo em 100 objetos, viajamos de volta no tempo e cruzamos o globo terrestre para ver como o ser humano moldou o mundo e foi moldado por ele nos últimos dois milhões de anos. Resultado de um projeto inovador do British Museum e da Rádio BBC 4, a obra conta a história da humanidade a partir de cem objetos escolhidos no acervo do museu, todos de diferentes momentos da nossa jornada. O historiador Neil MacGregor nos conduz pelos mais variados artefatos que o homem produziu, concebidos cuidadosamente para diversos usos. Apresentando desde as tabuletas de argila para escrever até o onipresente cartão de crédito da atualidade, este livro é um olhar inusitado e profundamente revelador sobre a nossa civilização.

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Lucinda Riley

The first book in a major new series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of The Midnight Rose—hailed as “an extraordinary story [and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating characters” (Library Journal). Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story. Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding new series—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.

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Bill Bryson

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Thomas Olde Heuvelt

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Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Will Self

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

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William Hjortsberg

Edgar Award Finalist: The hunt for a vanished singer leads a detective into the depths of the occult in this “terrific” novel (Stephen King). Big-band frontman Johnny Favorite was singing for the troops when a Luftwaffe fighter squadron strafed the bandstand, killing the crowd and leaving the singer near death. The army returned him to a private hospital in upstate New York, leaving him to live out his days as a vegetable while the world forgot him. But Louis Cyphre never forgets. Cyphre had a contract with the singer, stipulating payment upon Johnny’s death—payment that will be denied as long as Johnny clings to life. When Cyphre hires private investigator Harry Angel to find Johnny at the hospital, Angel learns that the singer has disappeared. It is no ordinary missing-person’s case. Everyone he questions dies soon after, as Angel’s investigation ensnares him in a bizarre tangle of black magic, carnival freaks, and grisly voodoo. When the sinister Louis Cyphre begins appearing in Angel’s dreams, the detective fears for his life, his sanity, and his soul. Falling Angel was the basis for the Alan Parker film Angel Heart, starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Hjortsberg including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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Leo Huberman

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Søren Kierkegaard

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José Paulo Netto

José Paulo Netto reconstrói o cenário dos anos que precederam o Golpe de 64, edificando uma análise que desvela as forças políticas em disputa sob um dado contexto econômico. À época, sob o pretexto da ameaça comunista, mais da metade dos países do continente foram tomados por ditaduras - e todas foram apoiadas, diretamente, pelos Estados Unidos. Porém, se os comunistas estavam prestes a tomar o poder no Brasil, por que não houve resistência? Por que o presidente João Goulart fugiu para o Uruguai? Onde estava a força da esquerda? Ou ainda, qual era a base de apoio de Jango e por que falhou? O autor busca responder essas e outras perguntas, em um texto escrito com clareza e densidade.

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Dava Sobel

By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun, not the earth, at the center of our universe, and set the earth spinning among the other planets. Over the next two decades, Copernicus expanded his theory through hundreds of observations, while compiling in secret a book-length manuscript that tantalized mathematicians and scientists throughout Europe. For fear of ridicule, he refused to publish. In 1539, a young German mathematician, Georg Joachim Rheticus, drawn by rumors of a revolution to rival the religious upheaval of Martin Luther's Reformation, traveled to Poland to seek out Copernicus. Two years later, the Protestant youth took leave of his aging Catholic mentor and arranged to have Copernicus's manuscript published, in 1543, as De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres)-the book that forever changed humankind's place in the universe. In her elegant, compelling style, Dava Sobel chronicles, as nobody has, the conflicting personalities and extraordinary discoveries that shaped the Copernican Revolution. At the heart of the book is her play And the Sun Stood Still, imagining Rheticus's struggle to convince Copernicus to let his manuscript see the light of day. As she achieved with her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel expands the bounds of narration, giving us an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement, and of the ever-present tensions between science and faith.

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Carl Sagan

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Mônica Ribeiro

Obra de ficção passada em 2099 fortemente impregnada de espiritualidade, PEQUENA HISTÓRIA DE UM GRANDE AMOR entrega ao leitor a sensível história de Clara e Valentim, que transcende o tempo e o espaço e mostra que o Amor supera a morte. Por mais terríveis que sejam os acontecimentos, a morte nada pode contra o Amor. Num mundo altamente tecnológico, Clara tem a coragem de voltar no tempo e no espaço, atravessar portais e entrar no mundo dos mortos, na época da Primeira Guerra Mundial, na França, para resgatar o seu grande amor, o general francês Valentim, que no momento da morte teve pavor e ficou perdido dentro do instante final.

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C.J. Mahaney

Be Transformed by Christ’s Example “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter 5:5 A battle rages within every one of us every day. It’s the clash between our sense of stubborn self-sufficiency and God’s call to recognize that we’re really nothing without Him. It’s pride versus humility. And it’s a fight we can’t win without looking repeatedly to Christ and the cross. C. J. Mahaney raises a battle cry to daily, diligently, and deliberately weaken our greatest enemy (pride) and cultivate our greatest friend (humility). His thorough examination clarifies misconceptions, revealing the truth about why God detests pride and turns His active attention to the humble. Because pride is never passive, defeating it demands an intentional attack. The blessing that follows is God’s abundant favor. “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit.” —Isaiah 66:2, ESV God clearly states that He is drawn to the humble. He’s also clear that He opposes the proud. These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated. Which will you pursue? C. J. Mahaney paints a striking picture of the daily battle quietly raging within every Christian and asks whether you will passively accommodate the enemy of your soul, pride, or actively cultivate your best friend, humility. When you acknowledge the deception of pride and intentionally humble yourself, you become free to savor abundant mercies and unlikely graces. You will find a new life is yours—a life God richly favors. A God-glorifying life you don’t want to miss. “C. J. Mahaney is not humble. At least, that’s what he’ll tell you. And that’s one reason he’s so well qualified to write this book.” -Mark E. Dever, Senior pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Author, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church “A much-needed wake-up call on this important subject. I highly recommend this book.” -Jerry Bridges, Author of The Pursuit of Holiness “This is the right book from the right man at the right time.” -R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Story Behind the Book “Given pride’s pervasive presence in my life, I come to this book in holy fear, yet inspired by God’s promises to be humble and sobered by his warnings to the proud (Isaiah 66:2b, 1 Peter 5:5b). Scripture reveals to us that, while pride was the first and most serious sin, God is decisively drawn to humility and is specifically supportive of the humble. Only Christ has fully obeyed Isaiah 66:2b (“This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word”), yet He did so as our representative! How marvelous that in our daily battle against pride we can rely on God’s grace, through the gospel, and thus bring honor and glory to God.” —C. J. Mahaney From the Hardcover edition.

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Antonio Borges Coelho

Os portugueses tinham fé, lei e rei. A fé amarrava-os a uma crença e a um ritual da vida e da morte, legitimava a perseguição civil e armada aos mouros e aos «luteros»; a lei e o rei integravam-nos na comunidade que se individualizara no território ocidental da Hispânia desde o século XII. Outro laço, fortíssimo, provinha da partilha de uma língua que se estruturava na fala e na escrita e gerava um tesouro, hoje quase escondido, de textos geográficos, antropológicos, literários, históricos, linguísticos e científicos.

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Luigi Giussani,Stefano Alberto,Javier Prades

El cristianismo es un acontecimiento imprevisto e imprevisible: el anuncio de que el Misterio se ha hecho hombre y ha nacido de una mujer en un momento y un lugar determinados. La nodalidad que Dios ha elegido para entrar en relación con el hombre y salvarlo es un acontecimiento, un hecho histórico, no un pensamiento o un sentimiento religioso vago. Y este acontecimiento de Cristo permanece en la historia a través de la compañía de aquellos a los que Él incorpora a Sí por medio del Bautismo. Es el comienzo de un yo nuevo, un protagonista nuevo de la historia cuya dimensión es la pertenencia a un sujeto histórico preciso: el pueblo de aquellos que «son llamados con su nombre» (Jr 14, 9).

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Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Fernando García de Cortázar

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Maria Antonia de Miquel

Desde el Romanticismo la novela histórica ha sido uno de los géneros más populares de la literatura y hoy su vigencia es aún innegable. María Antonia de Miquel nos ofrece en este manual una clara descripción de sus principales elementos y nos propone una serie de útiles orientaciones para reconocer y resolver sus dilemas. Pues combinar con acierto Historia y ficción es un reto no exento de peligros. Cómo escribir una novela histórica te ayudará, entre otras cosas, a poner orden en las tramas caóticas de la Historia, a elegir lo relevante y descartar lo superfluo, a emprender la investigación necesaria, a recurrir al tipo de narrador más conveniente, a solucionar problemas de ambientación o a decidir el registro de lengua adecuado. Complementado con una práctica guía de lecturas, este libro sin duda constituye la mejor herramienta para iniciarse en el género.

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Jordi Pigem i Pérez

Prólogo de Álex Rovira Originalmente crisis era el momento crítico en el curso de una enfermedad y se hablaba de buena crisis cuando llevaba a la sanación del paciente. La crisis económica es solo el síntoma más tangible de una crisis más profunda que se expresa en múltiples ámbitos. Se trata de una crisis sistémica, enraizada en nuestra forma obsoleta de entender el mundo. Buena crisis muestra dónde estamos y cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí, y y presenta una alternativa realista, inteligente y audaz para guiarnos hacia una sociedad más sana, sabia y ecológica y hacia un mundo más lleno de sentido.

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Stephen King

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Pedro Silva

A intenção de descrever uma História Mundial faz parte do imaginário de todos aqueles que, de alguma forma, dedicam parte da sua vida à atividade literária. Porém, são raros os trabalhos que focam o assunto de maneira ampla e objetiva. A investigação sobre tantos assuntos consiste em uma tarefa bastante complexa. Com base nesse desafio e inspirada pelo desejo de levar todo esse conhecimento ao leitor, nasceu a Coleção História Extraordinária do Mundo. Os ensinamentos de Jesus Cristo, as filosofias de Platão e Aristóteles, a arte de Leonardo da Vinci, as descobertas de Galileu e muitos outros líderes da nossa História estão neste primeiro livro da coleção que contém o registro das mais importantes personalidades que se tornaram ícones da História Mundial pelos seus feitos, decisões e pensamentos e, de uma forma ou de outra, alteraram o rumo da humanidade.

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Wolfgang Korn

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