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Of Other Worlds

Author : C. S. Lewis
ISBN : 9780062565808
Genre : Religion
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A repackaged edition of the revered author’s treasury of essays and stories which examine the value of creative writing and imaginative exploration. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—presents a well-reasoned case for the importance of story and wonder, elements often ignored by critics of his time. He also discusses his favorite kinds of stories—children’s stories and fantasies—and offers insights into his most famous works, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy.
Category: Religion

Women Of Other Worlds

Author : Senior Lecturer Helen Merrick
ISBN : UOM:39015047857340
Genre : Social Science
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Feminist science fiction is a rich space at the intersection of popular literature and feminist thought. This book examines this phenomenon, collecting work from all aspects of feminist SF - fiction poetry, criticism, fan-writing, even a recipe. It presents an international sampler of a vibrant form of women's writing.
Category: Social Science

Dreams Of Other Worlds

Author : Chris Impey
ISBN : 9781400881284
Genre : Science
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The story of unmanned space exploration, from Viking to today Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, this book tells the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it. The journey begins with the Viking and Mars Exploration Rover missions to Mars, which paint a startling picture of a planet at the cusp of habitability. It then moves into the realm of the gas giants with the Voyager probes and Cassini's ongoing exploration of the moons of Saturn. The Stardust probe's dramatic round-trip encounter with a comet is brought vividly to life, as are the SOHO and Hipparcos missions to study the Sun and Milky Way. This stunningly illustrated book also explores how our view of the universe has been brought into sharp focus by NASA's great observatories—Spitzer, Chandra, and Hubble—and how the WMAP mission has provided rare glimpses of the dawn of creation. Dreams of Other Worlds reveals how these unmanned exploratory missions have redefined what it means to be the temporary tenants of a small planet in a vast cosmos.
Category: Science

Dream Not Of Other Worlds

Author : Huston Diehl
ISBN : 9781587297168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Huston Diehl began teaching a fourth-grade class in a "Negro" elementary school in rural Louisa County, Virginia, the school’s white superintendent assured her that he didn't expect her to teach "those children" anything. She soon discovered how these low expectations, widely shared by the white community, impeded her students' ability to learn. With its overcrowded classrooms, poorly trained teachers, empty bookshelves, and meager supplies, her segregated school was vastly inferior to the county's white elementary schools, and the message it sent her students was clear: "dream not of other worlds." In her often lyrical memoir, Diehl reveals how, in the intimacy of the classroom, her students reached out to her, a young white northerner, and shared their fears, anxieties, and personal beliefs. Repeatedly surprised and challenged by her students, Diehl questions her long-standing middle-class assumptions and confronts her own prejudices. In doing so, she eloquently reflects on what the students taught her about the hurt of bigotry and the humiliation of poverty as well as dignity, courage, and resiliency. Set in the waning days of the Jim Crow South, Dream Not of Other Worlds chronicles an important moment in American history. Diehl examines the history of black education in the South and narrates the dramatic struggle to integrate Virginia's public schools. Meeting with some of her former students and colleagues and visiting the school where she once taught, she considers what has--and has not--changed after more than thirty years of integrated schooling. This provocative book raises many issues that are of urgent concern today: the continuing social consequences of segregated schools, the role of public education in American society, and the challenges of educating minority and poor children.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Life On Other Worlds

Author : Steven J. Dick
ISBN : 0521799120
Genre : Science
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Lucid and accessible, this otherworldly guide chronicles the history of the 20th century obsession with extraterrestrials.
Category: Science

The Presence Of Other Worlds

Author : Wilson Van Dusen
ISBN : 0877853126
Genre : Religion
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In 1974, Wilson Van Dusen published a groundbreaking study on the findings of Emanuel Swedenborg, a book that has inspired thousands to look more closely into Swedenborg's works and to consider the implications of living a useful and thoughtfully directed life. This updated second edition, published on the thirtieth anniversary of the book's original publication, includes a new introduction to this bestselling work. An account of the monumental journey of an eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher into the depths of his own mind and to spiritual worlds beyond, The Presence of Other Worlds shows how Swedenborg's personal experiences radiate with insights about psychological and spiritual develpments that are relevant to modern-day seekers. It has been hailed since its first publication as a passport for all spiritual voyagers into the human psyche and the innter sanctum of the afterlife. Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life, provides a foreword that explains the importance of Swedenborg's mystical experiences in connection with the near-death experience. Dr. James Lawrence presents a tribute to Wilson Van Dusen and his enduring legacy in an afterword.
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King Of Other World

Author : Xiao Wu
ISBN : 9781647879495
Genre : Fiction
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Situ lei xuan aroused the attention of the guardian and finally the mainland guardian surprised to find that situ lei xuan was crazy constitution delighted the original in the past crazy constitution is the aristocracy of the whole continent also for the protection of the continent to contribute a lot of strength finally in a major battle the maniac constitution almost all died and finally disappeared the body of the wild dragon is specially created for the body of the maniac finally the guardian of the mainland took the dusty ancient books of nearly a thousand years to find a variety of secrets suitable for crazy physical training situlexuan strength soared again become the most powerful mainland led you to defeat the alien
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