The End Of Alchemy

✏Book Title : The End of Alchemy Money Banking and the Future of the Global Economy
✏Author : Mervyn King
✏Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
✏Release Date : 2016-03-21
✏Pages : 368
✏ISBN : 9780393247039
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The End of Alchemy Money Banking and the Future of the Global Economy Book Summary : “Mervyn King may well have written the most important book to come out of the financial crisis. Agree or disagree, King’s visionary ideas deserve the attention of everyone from economics students to heads of state.” —Lawrence H. Summers Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society. In The End of Alchemy he offers us an essential work about the history and future of money and banking, the keys to modern finance. The Industrial Revolution built the foundation of our modern capitalist age. Yet the flowering of technological innovations during that dynamic period relied on the widespread adoption of two much older ideas: the creation of paper money and the invention of banks that issued credit. We take these systems for granted today, yet at their core both ideas were revolutionary and almost magical. Common paper became as precious as gold, and risky long-term loans were transformed into safe short-term bank deposits. As King argues, this is financial alchemy—the creation of extraordinary financial powers that defy reality and common sense. Faith in these powers has led to huge benefits; the liquidity they create has fueled economic growth for two centuries now. However, they have also produced an unending string of economic disasters, from hyperinflations to banking collapses to the recent global recession and current stagnation. How do we reconcile the potent strengths of these ideas with their inherent weaknesses? King draws on his unique experience to present fresh interpretations of these economic forces and to point the way forward for the global economy. His bold solutions cut through current overstuffed and needlessly complex legislation to provide a clear path to durable prosperity and the end of overreliance on the alchemy of our financial ancestors.

📒Alchemy ✍ Marie-Luise von Franz

✏Book Title : Alchemy
✏Author : Marie-Luise von Franz
✏Publisher : Inner City Books
✏Release Date : 1980
✏Pages : 280
✏ISBN : 091912304X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Alchemy Book Summary : Shows the secret goal of alchemy to be the transformation of the personality, the search for wholeness. Invaluable for interpreting images in modern dreams and for an understanding of relationships.

✏Book Title : Prophecy Alchemy and the End of Time
✏Author : Leah DeVun
✏Publisher : Columbia University Press
✏Release Date : 2013-12-01
✏Pages : 272
✏ISBN : 9780231145398
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Prophecy Alchemy and the End of Time Book Summary : In the middle of the fourteenth century, the Franciscan friar John of Rupescissa sent a dramatic warning to his followers: the end times were coming; the apocalypse was near. Rupescissa's teachings were unique in his era. He claimed that knowledge of the natural world, and alchemy in particular, could act as a defense against the calamity of the last days. He treated alchemy as medicine (his work was the conceptual forerunner of pharmacology), and reflected emerging technologies and views that sought to combat famine, plague, religious persecution, and war. In order to understand scientific knowledge as it is today, Leah DeVun asks that we revisit the Black Death, the Hundred Years' War, and the Avignon Papacy through Rupescissa's eyes. The advances he pioneered, along with the exciting strides made by his contemporaries, shed critical light on future developments in medicine, pharmacology, and chemistry.

✏Book Title : From Alchemy to Chemistry
✏Author : John Read
✏Publisher : Courier Corporation
✏Release Date : 2013-01-23
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780486170848
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏From Alchemy to Chemistry Book Summary : Broad, humanistic treatment focuses on great figures of chemistry and ideas that revolutionized the science. Much on alchemy, also development of modern chemistry, atomic theory, elements, organic chemistry, more. 50 illustrations.

✏Book Title : John Dee s Conversations with Angels
✏Author : Deborah E. Harkness
✏Publisher : Cambridge University Press
✏Release Date : 1999-11-13
✏Pages : 252
✏ISBN : 052162228X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏John Dee s Conversations with Angels Book Summary : This book is about Elizabethan England's most famous 'scientist' or natural philosopher John Dee and his 'conversations with angels'.

📒Women In Chemistry ✍ Marelene F. Rayner-Canham

✏Book Title : Women in Chemistry
✏Author : Marelene F. Rayner-Canham
✏Publisher : Chemical Heritage Foundation
✏Release Date : 2001
✏Pages : 284
✏ISBN : 0941901270
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Women in Chemistry Book Summary : Discusses the lives and scientific contributions of more than fifty women chemists from antiquity through the present day.

📒The Emerald Tablet ✍ Dennis William Hauck

✏Book Title : The Emerald Tablet
✏Author : Dennis William Hauck
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 1999-03-01
✏Pages : 464
✏ISBN : 1101157186
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Emerald Tablet Book Summary : The Emerald Tablet--an ancient document that contains the essence of the alchemical teachings--has had an important influence on many Western spiritual and religious traditions. Ostensibly concerned with turning base metals into gold, alchemy was in fact dedicated to transforming the lead of self into the gold of spirit. This brilliant history of alchemy traces its sources back to ancient Egypt, and presents alchemy as a useful, practical system of self-transformation. Each of the seven steps of alchemical transformation is explained, with hands-on techniques and exercises, treating alchemy as a living discipline for achieving a spiritual awakening.

✏Book Title : The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye
✏Author : Jay Weidner
✏Publisher : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
✏Release Date : 2003-12-10
✏Pages : 528
✏ISBN : 089281084X
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Mysteries of the Great Cross of Hendaye Book Summary : Reveals that the alchemical transformation of base metal into gold symbolizes the transformation of the current Iron Age into the Golden Age, and that the greatest secret of alchemy, the imminent date of the apocalypse, is coded into an obscure monument in southwestern France.

📒Human Croquet ✍ Kate Atkinson

✏Book Title : Human Croquet
✏Author : Kate Atkinson
✏Publisher : Picador
✏Release Date : 2013-03-29
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9781466840805
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Human Croquet Book Summary : A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year Part fairy tale, part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, this novel tells the story of Isobel Fairfax, a girl growing up in Lythe, a typical 1960s British suburb. But Lythe was once the heart of an Elizabethan feudal estate and home to a young English tutor named William Shakespeare, and as Isobel investigates the strange history of her family, her neighbors, and her village, she occasionally gets caught in Shakespearean time warps. Meanwhile, she gets closer to the shocking truths about her missing mother, her war-hero father, and the hidden lives of her close friends and classmates. A stunning feat of imagination and storytelling from Kate Atkinson, Human Croquet is rich with the disappointments and possibilities every family shares.

✏Book Title : Elements Principles and Corpuscles
✏Author : Antonio Clericuzio
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2013-04-17
✏Pages : 232
✏ISBN : 9789401594646
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Elements Principles and Corpuscles Book Summary : In Elements, Principles and Particles, Antonio Clericuzio explores the relationships between chemistry and corpuscular philosophy in the age of the Scientific Revolution. Science historians have regarded chemistry and corpuscular philosophy as two distinct traditions. Clericuzio's view is that since the beginning of the 17th century atomism and chemistry were strictly connected. This is attested by Daniel Sennert and by many hitherto little-known French and English natural philosophers. They often combined a corpuscular theory of matter with Paracelsian chemical (and medical) doctrines. Boyle plays a central part in the present book: Clericuzio redefines Boyle's chemical views, by showing that Boyle did not subordinate chemistry to the principles of mechanical philosophy. When Boyle explained chemical phenomena, he had recourse to corpuscles endowed with chemical, not mechanical, properties. The combination of chemistry and corpuscular philosophy was adopted by a number of chemists active in the last decades of the 17th century, both in England and on the Continent. Using a large number of primary sources, the author challenges the standard view of the corpuscular theory of matter as identical with the mechanical philosophy. He points out that different versions of the corpuscular philosophy flourished in the 17th century. Most of them were not based on the mechanical theory, i.e. on the view that matter is inert and has only mechanical properties. Throughout the 17th century, active principles, as well as chemical properties, are attributed to corpuscles. Given its broad coverage, the book is a significant contribution to both history of science and history of philosophy.