Past to Present Ideas That Changed Our World

ISBN-10: 0130979481

ISBN-13: 9780130979483

Edition: 2003

Authors: Stuart Hirschberg, Terry Hirschberg

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For Freshman Composition, honors and advanced composition, history of ideas courses, Humanities, and for courses that emphasize writing across the disciplines. Past to Present encapsulates for students essential readings from the fields of humanities, social science, and science of the great ideas that have changed our world. It is divided into seven thematic parts that trace the history of important ideas from their roots to their current incarnations. Each of the 74 readings includes discussions that focus on the history of the idea, the writer's rhetorical strategies, and the context in which the piece was written.
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Book details

List price: $130.60
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Introduction
The Individual Experience: Private Lives, Public Voices
A Princess Remembers
From The Diary of Anne Frank
I Have Nothing More to Say
Becoming a Man
Letter to His Son
The Crystallization of Love John Keats, Letters to Fanny Brawne
Reflections in Westminster Abbey
She Would Have Enjoyed It
The Collective Experience: The Human Condition
The Principle of Population
The Social Sense
Rights of Man
To Make Them Stand in Fear
Learning to Read and Write
Letter to My Nephew
Decolonising the Mind
Shooting an Elephant
The Turbid Ebb and Flow of Misery
The Married Woman
The Wife Today
The Historical Dimension: The Importance of the Past
What Is History?
Concerning Egypt
Finding the Tomb
Challenge and Response
The Social History of Satan
On Heroes and Hero-Worship
Death of Abraham Lincoln
The Man from Hiroshima
Inaugural Address 1961
Steerage
Reflections on Exile
The Natural World: Instinct and Survival
The Homing Salmon
From The Origin of Species
The Dove and the Wolf
The Praying Mantis
The Lowest Animal
Slaughter of the Innocent
Identical Twins Reared Apart
Genome
A Clone Is Born
The Physical Universe: Knowledge of Animate and Inanimate Worlds
The Flood
The Prize
The Attack
How to Kill an Ocean
Rare Earth
The Two Infinites
The Continuous Creation of the Universe
Harnessing Light
The Revolution Begins
Information
The Road Ahead
The Mind and the Spirit: Understanding the Unknown
The Indefinability of Good
The Allegory of the Cave
Typical Dreams
The Bodily Memory
Readings from the Scriptures in Hinduism: Rig-Veda, the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad-Gita
Three Texts from The Hebrew Bible: Genesis, Burning Bush, and The Ten Commandments
The Prophet Muhammad The Koran
Parables in The New Testament
The Enlightenment of the Buddha, Buddhacarita
Beat Zen, Square Zen,
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