Search Results: "Immanuel Wallerstein"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Provocative, if wholly arguable, and likely to enjoy wide circulation among the antiglobalism contingent."
Some folks worry that America is embarking on a new course of world domination. Noted social scientist Wallerstein argues that our day in the imperial sun is already over. Read full book review >

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Released: March 23, 1960

"It may even serve to take readers back to Sophocles."
Velikovsky is a controversial figure, whether writing about Worlds in Collision and Ages in Chaos (which do not seem so remote as when he envisioned them)- or today with his provocative theory relating to the Oedipus legend. Read full book review >

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AGES IN CHAOS by Immanuel  Velikovsky
Released: Feb. 7, 1952

"Watch it."
Worlds in Collision took the reading public unaware, and to the consternation of critics and scientists became a best seller. Read full book review >

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EARTH IN UPHEAVAL by Immanuel  Velikovsky
Released: Nov. 17, 1955

"But for the science-minded, or even actively curious reader, it is a sensation-monger with a potential perhaps greater than the earlier book."
The apologia for the previous super-controversial Worlds in Collision does away with all literary and mythological evidence and gets down to the bare bones and stones of the earth's history. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1982

"Only for those who collect every scrap from the Master's pen."
The publication of Velikovsky's heterodox scientific theories in 1950 precipitated a ripe little media cause celebre. Read full book review >

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WORLDS IN COLLISION by Immanuel  Velikovsky
Released: Oct. 4, 1949

"His conjectures will startle scholars and laymen alike."
Universal history in terms of cataclysm- a highly original and esoteric thesis which taps the Old Testament, rabbinical sources, writings of the Mayas, the Chinese, Phoenicians, Babylonians, North American Indians, Polynesians, for records of their cosmic upheavals mirrored in their folklore. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Regrettably, it also seems as if one in two psychology doctorates ends in a generally superficial book."
Yet another entrant in the anecdotal, pop-psych literature on marriage and divorce, this one from the coauthors of Second Chances (1989). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Written without jargon, this is a landmark study that dares to fly in the face of convention—in its conclusion that couples should 'seriously consider staying together for the sake of your children.'"
A thorough study of how divorce affects children years and decades after the fact. Read full book review >