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FOR TEACHERS
The Ishmael Companion
Beyond Civilization
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  • THE TEACHINGS NOW IN PRINT
    Sunday October 12, 2014
    I can't imagine doing anything that would be more useful than what I've done here, assembling the quintessential elements of all these books in a single volume. I'll never produce anything more gratifying to me or more valuable to my readers. No book in my future will ever be as important as this one.

    The Teachings exists to bring readers to eight books -- four of them published by Random House: Providence, The Story of B, My Ishmael and Beyond Civilization. In spite of this, Random House declined to publish it, perhaps assuming that the millions of readers who haven't read anything beyond Ishmael will probably not read this book either.

    Even if you yourself don't belong to the target group for this book, I hope you'll spread the word about it. Readers spreading the word is what made Ishmael a book read by millions. Click here to check it out.

    As you can imagine, I very much want to prove the pessimists at Random House wrong!

    --Daniel Quinn

  • What the Sixth Extinction is all about
    November 16, 2014

    This is what awaits your children: Global disaster in 33 years.

    Click on the headline above for the link to Daniel’s comments on this story.

  • Let's get rid of all those damned wolves!
    October 16, 2014

    I think not. Watch this brilliant short film to see how well the living community works when LEFT ALONE (or put back the way it was)
    http://bit.ly/1EM3AlI

  • EXCERPTS EXCERPTS EXCERPTS
    October 12, 2014

    The Teachings is a big book, almost exactly twice as long as Ishmael, offering generous selections from eight different books -- two that were written before Ishmael and six that were written after it.

    The excerpts from the selections are quite short, being on average about two pages long. You can get to them here.

    Excerpts - Book Covers

    Click here for more information
    about The Teachings

  • Entire Food Production and Population Growth video now on YouTube!
    September 4, 2014

    Click on the headline to get all the information and links to the videos at YouTube.

  • Climate change is no joke
    January 26, 2014
    This short animation from NASA is an easy way to find out how things have been heating up since the 1880s. Watch the Earth warm up.



The Teachings front cover

 
Links

  • Pan Earth: a site dedicated to a scientific, holistic approach to world problems (and population in particular).

  • Read Ishmael: a site created by Quinn readers to reach out to other prospective readers.

  • Friends of Ishmael Society: find local groups (and more).

  • Cultural Survival: partnering with indigenous peoples to defend their lands, languages, and cultures.

  • Sacred Land Film Project: dedicated to protecting the Earth's sacred places through education and action.

  • Ishmael's Annex: your source for shirts, bumper stickers, and other Ishmael-related artifacts (featuring DQ designs). It provides much of the funding that keeps this website going.

  • Here are some new Facebook pages established by people who want to share and discuss Daniel's work and related subjects. They're all somewhat different, depending on the focus of the creator, so check them out and interact with them as you see fit.


  "The Takers accumulate knowledge about what works well for things. The Leavers accumulate knowledge about what works well for people."

Ishmael

 

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