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Resilience

The secret of harnessing your inner resources

Two businessmen are bankrupted: how come one of them continues to bubble with new ideas while the other just throws in the towel? Why does a misplaced remark gnaw away at someone for days when others can simply shrug it off?

Stress, burnout and depression are the afflictions of our time.

Rights sold: Italy, Spain (cast.), Denmark, Korea, Poland, Taiwan, PR China, Brazil, Czech Republic, Norway, Serbia

dtv-Atlas World History (2 volumes)

In two volumes, the dtv-Atlas World History offers a unique combination of maps and illustrations placed alongside a detailed chronological summary of the main cultural, scientific, religious and political events of the period.

Volume one covers the period from the beginning of world ...
Rights sold: Arab language (Lebanon), PR China, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, UK/USA

dtv-Atlas Philosophy

With 115 charts in colour by Axel Weiß

Contents:

Eastern philosophy (Upanishades, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism) - Antiquity (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicure) - Patristic - Scholasticism - Arab philosophy - The Enlightenment (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, Voltaire, Montesquieu) - Idealism (Kant, Fichte, ...
Rights sold: Bulgaria, PR China, Croatia, Estonia, France, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Latvia, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, Arabic language, Turkey

Individuation

How We Become the People We Want to Be The Path to the I Who Will Fulfill My Needs

These days, many people are searching for their "true selves". However the "I" isn't a fixed quantity, but in constant flux. Christina Berndt has dedicated herself to the big, intriguing question of how we become what we are. She focuses on the creation and development of our personalities, and on ...
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How Germany Came to be Divided

From the Capitulation to the Establishment of the Two German States, 1945-1949

From the four zones, two nations emerged

At the Potsdam Conference in July and August 1945, the "Big Three" - the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the American President Harry Truman, and the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, discussed the future borders of Europe, the ...


Contentment

Contentment is a pretty reliable emotion. It may be less thrilling than the euphoria of happiness, but it has the advantage of being a great deal more stable and enduring. Rooted in in a basically positive mindset - a fundamentally life-affirming attitude - contentment is governed more by the mind ...
Rights sold: Brazil, Italy, Taiwan

The World’s Greatest Wisdoms—and their Even Wiser Antidotes

"Everything changes; nothing remains without change", said Siddhartha Gautama, while Harry Rowohlt held that at least Nothingness remains immutable. In Siddhartha, Herman Hesse observed that "the opposite of every truth is just as true", an insight gleaned from Buddhist catechisms. It ...


Scorched Almonds

How Climate Change Is Reaching Our Kitchen Tables

What foods will the future serve up?

We've become blithely accustomed to a whole range of foods and drinks due to their ready availability: from staples such as meat, early crop potatoes, cereals, coffee and tea to almonds, tomatoes, citrus fruit and red wine. But this agreeable ...

Rights sold: France

Twixt End and Beginning

Post-war years in Germany

The post-war occupation had a formative influence on both the Federal Republic and the GDR. How did the occupying forces handle their victory, what were their plans and how many of them did they manage to put into action? How did the German population and the millions of displaced persons cope ...

Einstein's Century Project

The Story of a Formula

Albert Einstein turned classical physics on its head with his search for a new theory of gravitation. Since the days of Newton it had been generally assumed that time always travelled at the same speed, but Einstein changed all that and the consequences of his research are still of prime ...

Rights sold: Turkey

Brilliant Failures

From continental drift to telephone - brilliant inventors frequently faced a tough initial struggle against their colleagues' scepticism. Pioneers of new ideas in science and technology traditionally encountered major frustrations in pitching their ideas and standing up for them ...


Bob Dylan

His music and his life

He was the icon of the '60s protest movement, the voice of a whole generation. He is still a non-conformist, rock poet and a master of metamorphosis. Many of his songs became instant classics, ›Like a Rolling Stone‹, ›Blowin' in the Wind‹, ›Lay ...