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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

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

Learning From Other Worlds

Author : Patrick Parrinder
ISBN : 0822327732
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A definite look at the state of science fiction studies today that surveys the field from Hugo Gernsbach to the present.
Category: Literary Criticism

Echoes From Other Worlds

Author : Stephen Sanders
ISBN : 9780578045887
Genre : Poetry
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"Echoes From Other Worlds" is an anthology of poetry, short stories, and artwork. It is divided into two parts - "Tales from the Sea" which is pirate-themed and "Tales from the Mist" which includes works of science fiction and fantasy. It includes poems like "It's in Me Blood," "Vagabond," "Legend of the Compass Rose," "The Scottish Pirate," and "The Pirate Christmas Party." There are short stories like "The Surgeon's Mate," "Judgment," "John Neligan," "The Portal," "The Sorcerer's Headphones," and "The Passing of the Mantle." Come, be still and listen, you may hear echoes from other worlds . . .
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The Presence Of Other Worlds

Author : Wilson Van Dusen
ISBN : 0877852472
Genre : Religion
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Swedenborg Foundation Publishers is celebrating 150 years of publishing activity in America, a milestone we have dubbed our Sesqui, short for Sesquicentennial. You will see a whole new dynamic, honoring both our 150th anniversary and the new millennium, as you examine the books on the following pages. We have our largest, most dynamic publication schedule ever -- 15 titles for 2000, including a number of compelling trade books in our Chrysalis line, treating topics such as partnership as spiritual practice, gardening for spiritual sustenance, and the mystical emergence of a feminist baby-boomer. What else is new at the Swedenborg Foundation in its 150th year? We have begun a momentous, twelve-year project to retranslate Swedenborg's entire corpus, offering a contemporary expression of his thought that provides meaningful access for today's reader. Each volume will contain a contextualizing preface and scholarly annotations. The first two volumes -- Heaven and Hell, and Scribe of Heaven, an introductory volume of scholarly essays on Swedenborg's work and influence -- will be published in the fall of 2000. This translation project is the first to be undertaken with unified standards by a single entity, and we intend it to ignite a renaissance of interest in this brilliant thinker and potent visionary, one of the world's three greatest intellects -- along with Goethe and John Stuart Mill -- according to Stanford University researchers who created a data program to calculate the IQs of history's great minds.
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The Search For Aliens A Rough Guide To Life On Other Worlds

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9781405390286
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds provides the first vivid and completely accessible guide to the most exciting field of modern science: the search for extraterrestrial life. All the latest research projects are identified, located and described; everything from radio dishes searching for intelligent alien signals to deep oceanic research, seeking links between terrestrial organisms and the broader cosmos. It also explores the idea of Panspermia, the notion that asteroids and comets brought biological building blocks to the early earth, plus exactly which factors must align for life to arise across our galaxy and the universe. The Search for Aliens: A Rough Guide to Life on Other Worlds explains why we may be closer than ever to finding out the answer to the question: is there any life beyond life on earth? Now available in ePub format.
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Echoes Of Other Worlds Sound In Virtual Reality

Author : Tom A. Garner
ISBN : 9783319657080
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the nature and importance of sound in virtual reality (VR). Approaching the subject from a holistic perspective, the book delivers an emergent framework of VR sound. This framework brings together numerous elements that collectively determine the nature of sound in VR; from various aspects of VR technology, to the physiological and psychological complexities of the user, to the wider technological, historical and sociocultural issues. Garner asks, amongst other things: what is the meaning of sound? How have fictional visions of VR shaped our expectations for present technology? How can VR sound hope to evoke the desired responses for such an infinitely heterogeneous user base? This book if for those with an interest in sound and VR, who wish to learn more about the great complexities of the subject and discover the contemporary issues from which future VR will surely advance.
Category: Social Science