A Feast of Ebooks

in «Experimental & Humor» by mostafa

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Alaa mentions on his blog our purchase of a CD filled with 267 ebooks from a series published by the Kuwait National Culture and Art Council. The series contain several books in many fields, many of them are translated from popular books. Here is a list of the translated books. They are all in Arabic. They are available for download from The Internet Archive.

  • 11 & 233- Legacy of Islam by Joseph Schacht and Clifford Edmund Bosworth.
  • 18- Comedy by Moelwyn Merchant
  • 18- Tragedy by Clifford Leach
  • 20- Straight and Crooked Thinking by Robert H Thouless
  • 28- Africa in social change by Peter Cutt Lloyd
  • 32- The technology of teaching by B. F. Skinner
  • 39- The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski
  • 47- The Idea of Law by Dennis Lloyd
  • 53- The concept of the primitive by Ashley Montagu et al
  • 55- The Next 200 Years: A scenario for america and the world by Herman Kahn et al
  • 58- Existentialism by John Macquarrie
  • 62 & 72- Wisdom of the West by Bertrand Russell
  • 64- World Hunger by Francis Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins
  • 67- Humankind by Peter Farb
  • 76- Death and Western thought by Jacques Choron
  • 82- The shaping of the modern mind by Crane Brinton
  • 88- Microbes and Man by John Postgate
  • 90- West & the World Vol 1 by Kevin Reilly
  • 92- The shape of minds to come by John G Taylor
  • 96- Non-Jewish Zionism: Its Roots in Western History by Regina Sharif
  • 97- West & the World Vol 2 by Kevin Reilly
  • 106 & 243- Mind Managers by Herbert Schiller
  • 110- Concepts of Criticism by Rene Wellek
  • 112- Science and scientific researchers in modern society by John P. Dickinson
  • 116 & 122- Latin America in Its Literature by Cesar Fernandez Moreno
  • 120- The Psychology of Play by Susanna Miller
  • 124- The Anxiety Disease by David Sheehan
  • 125- Life Itself by Francis Crick
  • 130- Genetic Prophecy: Beyond the Double Helix by Dr. Zsolt Harsanyi and Richard Hutton
  • 132- How Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney
  • 134- The new story of science by Robert M. Augros and George Stanciu
  • 136- The Japanese by Edwin O. Reischauer
  • 140- The heart of man, its genius for good and evil by Erich Fromm
  • 142- Our common future by The World Commission on Environment and Development (1987) Bruntland, G. (editor)
  • 144- General and Special Creativity* by Alexandru Rosca
  • 146- by Georgy Dmitrievich Gachev
  • 148- Not in our genes : biology, ideology and human nature by Steven Rose, Leon J. Kamin and Richard C. Lewontin
  • 154- The Shifting Point by Peter Brook
  • 156- Understanding and Helping the Schizophrenic: A Guide for Family and Friends by Silvano Arieti
  • 159- The Book of Time, edited by John Grant and Colin Wilson
  • 163- Secrets of Sleep by Alexander Borbely
  • 165- Contemporary European Philosophy by I. M. Bochenski
  • 168- The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Samuel Kuhn
  • 169 & 170- Povijest Knjige (History of Book) by Aleksandar Stipcevic
  • 172- Artificial Intelligence by
  • 176- Genius, creativity, and leadership: Historiometric inquiries by Dean Keith Simonton
  • 178- Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  • 182- Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word by Walter J. Ong
  • 185- The Day the Universe Changed by James Burke
  • 189- by Jean-Marie Pelt
  • 191- End: Cosmic Catastrophe and the Fate of the Universe by Frank Close
  • 194- Goethe und die arabische Welt by Katharina Mommsen
  • 197- Oriental Philosophies by John Koller
  • 201- Head to Head : The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe, and America by Lester C. Thurow
  • 206- Structuralism and Since : From Levi Strauss to Derrida by John Sturrock
  • 208- Genius: The History of an Idea by Penelope Murray
  • 210 & 211
  • 213- Too Many People by Sir Roy Calne
  • 217- Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project by Daniel J. Kevles (Editor), and LeRoy Hood (Editor)
  • 219 & 260- The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West by Toby E. Huff
  • 222- Environmental History: A Concise Introduction by Ian G. Simmons
  • 227- A Short History of Linguistics by R. H. Robbins
  • 231- The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
  • 232- Imperial Medicine and Indigenous Societies by David Arnold
  • 238- The Global Trap: Globalization and the Assault on Prosperity and Democracy (Die Globalisierungsfalle) by Hans-Peter_Martin
  • 241-
  • 244- Modern Social Theory: From Parsons to Habermas by Ian Craib
  • 245- Is Science Necessary: Essays on Science and Scientists by Max Perutz
  • 246- The Politics of Modernism: Against the New Conformists by Raymond Williams
  • 249- The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History By Keith Whitelam
  • 251- Number: From Prehistoric Times to the Computer Age by John Mcleish
  • 253- The Infomedia Revolution by Frank Koelsch
  • 254- Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
  • 256- Munitions of the mind : war propaganda from the ancient world to the nuclear age by Philip M. Taylor
  • 258- The Power of the Machine: The Impact of Technology from 1700 to the Present Day by R. A. Buchanan
  • 262- Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • 263- Language and Economy by Florian Coulmas
  • 266- Creations of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age by Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite


  • hemin_80

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    This is a great collection for one to have. I wonder whether it would be possible to get a copy of the CD?
    I am living in Iraq, and I have read quite a few books on a similar theme myself, in English, but I would need those for my family.
    I will appreciate your help.