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My Ishmael
Daniel Quinn
0553379658
October 1998
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From Library Journal
In this sequel to Quinn's controversial best seller, Ishmael, the telepathic gorilla has another pupil intent on saving the world: 12-year-old Julie Gerchak.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Kirkus Reviews
Another irresistible rant from Quinn, a sequel to his Turner Tomorrow Fellowship winner, Ishmael (1992), concerning a great, telepathic ape who dispenses ecological wisdom about the possible doom of humankind. Once more, Quinn focuses on the Leavers and Takers, his terms for the two basic, warring kinds of human sensibility. The planet's original inhabitants, the Leavers, were nomadic people who did no harm to the earth. The Takers, who have generally overwhelmed them, began as aggressive farmers...


Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Daniel Quinn
0553375407
June 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Quinn ( Dreamer ) won the Turner Tomorrow Award's half-million-dollar first prize for this fascinating and odd book--not a novel by any conventional definition--which was written 13 years ago but could not find a publisher. The unnamed narrator is a disillusioned modern writer who answers a personal ad ("Teacher seeks pupil. . . . Apply in person.") and thereby meets a wise, learned gorilla named Ishmael that can communicate telepathically. The bulk of the book consists entirely of philosophical dialogues between gorilla and man, on the model of Plato's Republic. Through Ishmael, Quinn offers a wide-ranging if highly general examination of the history of our civilization, illuminating the assumptions and philosophies at the heart of many global problems. Despite some gross oversimplifications, Quinn's ideas are...


Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure
Daniel Quinn
0609805363
November 2000
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Book Review
Futurist Daniel Quinn (Ishmael) dares to imagine a new approach to saving the world that involves deconstructing civilization. Quinn asks the radical yet fundamental questions about humanity such as, Why does civilization grow food, lock it up, and then make people earn money to buy it back? Why not progress "beyond civilization" and abandon the hierarchical lifestyles that cause many of our social problems? He challenges the "old mind" thinking that believes problems should be fixed with social programs. "Old minds think: How do we stop these bad things from happening?" Quinn writes. "New minds think: How do we make things the way we want them to be?"

Whether he is discussing Amish farming, homelessness, "tribal business," or holy work, Quinn's manifesto is highly digestible. Instead of writing dense, weighty chapters...



Tales of Adam
Daniel Quinn
1586420747
October 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"There are a handful of books that are more than literature: they are polished gems of written wisdom. Tales of Adam is the latest of them. . . . Short, pithy and ageless . . . Quinn crafts his narrative with a diamond-cutter's care . . . Here is wisdom for the ages, for all ages, in a beautiful package."
— Santa Fe New Mexican

Book Description
Ever since the publication of Ishmael in 1992, readers have yearned for a glimpse into a dimension of spiritual revelation the author only hinted at in that and later books. Now at long last they have it in seven profound but delightfully simple tales that illuminate the world in which humans became humans.
This is a world seen through animist eyes: as friendly to human life as it was to the life of...


The Story of B: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Daniel Quinn
0553379011
November 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
Quinn returns to fiction after a five-year hiatus with a sequel of sorts to Ishmael, winner of the Turner Tomorrow Award in 1991. Like its controversial predecessor, this book is not really a novel, but an extended Socratic dialogue that promulgates the same animist solutions to global problems that the author recorded last year in his spiritual autobiography, Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest. The narrator, Jared Osborne, is a priest of the Laurentians, a fictional Roman Catholic order under an ancient, covert mandate to stand watch against the coming of the Antichrist. Although skeptical, Jared is enjoined by his superior to investigate Charles Atterley, an expatriate American preacher known to his followers as "B." Allowing Jared into his inner circle in Munich, B soon dispels both the concern...


Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest
Daniel Quinn
0553375490
May 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
Quinn's novel Ishmael, a cult favorite, elaborated an ecologically sound mythology for our time and won a Ted Turner award for fiction that offers solutions to global problems. In this windy, slow-moving memoir, Quinn summarizes Ishmael's vision of the universe, upholding the spirit-worship practiced by animist peoples as a viable alternative to Christianity and Judaism, religions he views as largely irrelevant. He tells how, as a 19-year-old Trappist novice in Kentucky, he received encouragement from a golden-headed guardian angel but was then ordered to leave the Gethsemani monastery by Thomas Merton, his spiritual director. Then came psychoanalysis in Chicago, a marriage whose failure he blamed on his sexual inadequacies, divorce and a successful career in educational publishing. Quinn's trajectory from...


Labor Management Relations
Daniel Quinn Mills
0070425124
Oct 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
The revision of this classic labor relations text, written by a respected scholar, emphasizes the rapid social, demographic, and economic changes now affecting the workplace. To this end, new chapters on workplace diversity and new work systems have been added. In addition, all material has been thoroughly updated, including important recent court decisions. The text continues to be distinguished by its comprehensive coverage and solid research base.


The Holy
Daniel Quinn
1581952147
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A detective goes demon hunting in this supernatural mystery from the bestselling author of Ishmael. Chicago sexagenarian private eye Howard Sheim is hired by millionaire Aaron Fischer to probe the existence of Baal, Ashtoroth and Moloch, "false gods" named in the Old Testament book of Exodus. The search leads him to a self-styled mystic who, after reading his future with tarot cards, refers Howard to a teenage seer, Richard Holloway. The boy tells him that there are those living among us-he calls them "yoo-hoos"-who are not really human, though he has no idea exactly what they are. After consulting a rabbi and a warlock, the skeptical Howard is about ready to throw in the towel and go back to his missing-person cases. The narrative switches to follow the quixotic odyssey of 42-year-old Midwesterner David...


The Gem Principle
Daniel Quinn Mills
0471133647
Mar 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
A noted expert on cutting-edge management trends and practices details a practical, step-by-step method to create a truly empowered work force. This techniques is based on setting clear goals, empowering people, and measuring the right results. Relates the story of a management team in a fictional company as they take their downsized distracted company to new and productive heights by following the GEM principles' six steps.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
A noted expert on cutting-edge management trends and practices details a practical, step-by-step method to create a truly empowered work force. This techniques is based on setting clear goals, empowering people, and measuring the right results. Relates the story of a management team in a fictional company as they take their...


After Dachau
Daniel Quinn
1581952155
January 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From the author of the bestselling novel Ishmael, 1992 winner of the highly controversial $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship, comes this absorbing cautionary tale imagining a homogenous future society. In 1992 A.D., when the narrator, Jason Tull Jr., the dilettante scion of a famous, incredibly wealthy family, graduates from college, he decides to work for We Live Again, an underfunded foundation dedicated to tracking down and authenticating reported instances of reincarnation. After 10 years and hundreds of dead-end investigations, Jason encounters the case of Mallory Hastings, a 28-year-old librarian from Oneonta, N.Y., who, following a minor car wreck, regains consciousness as a deaf mute. Hoping he has finally stumbled onto the elusive "Golden Case," Jason gains Mallory's confidence. He is ill-prepared,...


Challenging Mazes
Lee Daniel Quinn
0486211770
June 1975
Paperback
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Book Description
48 new and unusual puzzles, including Derangement, Intermangle, Alley Trap, Test Pattern, Highway Signs, Pinball, Borgia's Complaint, and more! 16pp. of solutions.


Perplexing Mazes
Lee Daniel Quinn
0486269450
Dec 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
Maze lover’s delight includes 48 mind-bending labyrinths of varying degrees of difficulty. Challenging and unconventional, mazes include Zigflections, Welk’s Revenge, Chinese Knot, many others. Most appropriate for intermediate, advanced solvers; some simple enough for beginners. All accompanied by solutions.


Ishmael
Daniel Quinn
0613080939
May 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Quinn ( Dreamer ) won the Turner Tomorrow Award's half-million-dollar first prize for this fascinating and odd book--not a novel by any conventional definition--which was written 13 years ago but could not find a publisher. The unnamed narrator is a disillusioned modern writer who answers a personal ad ("Teacher seeks pupil. . . . Apply in person.") and thereby meets a wise, learned gorilla named Ishmael that can communicate telepathically. The bulk of the book consists entirely of philosophical dialogues between gorilla and man, on the model of Plato's Republic. Through Ishmael, Quinn offers a wide-ranging if highly general examination of the history of our civilization, illuminating the assumptions and philosophies at the heart of many global problems. Despite some gross oversimplifications, Quinn's ideas are...


Puzzling Number Mazes
Lee Daniel Quinn
0486278468
Dec 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
48 computer-generated brain teasers, with numbers as themes. "Triskaidekaphobia" (abnormal fear of the number 13) asks puzzlers to accumulate 13 points as they work their way through a labyrinth; in "Six Days to Make the World," players must touch six points while moving from top to bottom of a maze. Many more, all with captions and solutions.


Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica
Jack Ewing
0965809811
April 2005
Paperback
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Daniel Quinn, award winning author of ISHMAEL
Ewing’s 30-year adventure in Costa Rica has produced a book full of infectious love and amazing lore.

Rob Rachowiecki, author of Lonely Planet Costa Rica guidebook
This book is perfect reading for every inquisitive traveler to Costa Rica.

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