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The Firmament Of Time

Author : Loren Eiseley
ISBN : 9781598535440
Genre : Science
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In The Firmament of Time––nominated for a National Book Award––Loren Eiseley offers a series of brilliant, provocative excursions through the history of science. A paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, he reflects on the many ways in which the quest for knowledge has been shaped by the changing cultures in which it emerged and developed. Examining the role of metaphor in scientific thought, anticipations of scientific discoveries in the works of poets and novelists, and the “unconscious conformity” of scientific theory to prevailing orthodoxies, he argues for the ongoing relevance of dreams, the imagination, and the irrational to scientific progress.
Category: Science

Toward A Dialogue Of Understandings

Author : Mary Ellen Pitts
ISBN : 0934223378
Genre : Fiction
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"In Toward a Dialogue of Understandings, Mary Ellen Pitts examines scientist Loren Eiseley's unique impact as a thinker and writer."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Fiction

Dead Time

Author : Elissa Marder
ISBN : 0804740720
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores how modernity gives rise to temporal disorders when time cannot be assimilated and integrated into the realm of lived experience. It turns to Baudelaire and Flaubert in order to derive insights into the many temporal disorders (such as trauma, addiction, and fetishism) that pervade contemporary culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

State Of Affairs

Author : Richard J. Coleman
ISBN : 9781630875572
Genre : Religion
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The last sixty years have witnessed a virtual explosion of interest in how modern science and traditional Christianity intersect. This new rapprochement with science has irrevocably altered how we think of God. It constitutes a foundation from which we cannot retreat, but from which we also cannot move forward until we examine the presumptions on which it is based. For the first time, Richard Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make this rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description--it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science.
Category: Religion

Modernity And The Hegemony Of Vision

Author : David Michael Levin
ISBN : 0520079736
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"A genuine contribution to the literature . . . important especially to specialists in Continental philosophy but also to historians, literary theorists, and others who read recent European philosophy and who thus would want to think through the problem of the hegemony of vision."—David Hoy, University of California, Santa Cruz
Category: Literary Criticism

I Exist In All Planes At The Same Time

Author : Deaconess Floria Alexander-Reindorf
ISBN : 145021343X
Genre : Religion
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THE TREE OF LIFE WHICH YOU WERE DEPRIVED OF IS THE WORD OF GOD, THE TEACHING OF GOD. If Adam and Eve had received these types of teachings when they were in the Garden of Eden, they would not have died. THE FRUIT OF LIFE IS THE WORD OF GOD. This is explained in John 15:1-6. THE TREE OF LIFE IS THE WORD OF GOD WHICH YOU MUST EAT. MAN SHOULD ENDEAVOR TO GAIN ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD. John 12:48-50. Do you know that my teachings will give you everlasting life? THE FRUIT OF LIFE IS NO OTHER THING THAN THE GOSPEL WHICH I GIVE YOU. EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS EMBEDDED IN THESE TEACHINGS. MY TEACHINGS HAVE TWELVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FRUIT WHICH STAND FOR THE TWELVE POWERS OF MAN. (By—Leader Olumba Olumba Obu)
Category: Religion

From Synagogue To Church The Traditional Design

Author : John Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781317832423
Genre : Architecture
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The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture described both the Jewish Tabernacle and Temple with a wealth of numbers. Proportions based on these numbers were used to design synagogues. Only a few Jewish documents survive, but they reveal a symbolism, which Christians sometimes repeat. The synagogue sanctuary was designed to contain the 'Holy Ark', and the mosaic floors reveal the point 'Before the Ark' for the prayers and readings. These places faced each other, with the idea that God was facing his people. The synagogue was seen as facing heaven and in church buildings Christians repeated the same proportions. This was a joint tradition among Jews and Christians. It was easy to design, was carried out secretly and accurately, and - without a computer - was extremely hard to unravel. This book, for the first time, does just that.
Category: Architecture

The American Scholar Reader

Author : Hiram Collins Haydn
ISBN : 9781412849029
Genre : American essays
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Category: American essays

The Human Experience Of Time

Author : Charles M. Sherover
ISBN : 0810117614
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 1975 and still without equal, The Human Experience of Time provides a thorough review of the concept of time in the Western philosophic tradition. Encompassing a wide range of writings, from the Book of Genesis and the classical thinkers to the work of such twentieth-century philosophers as Collingwood and McKeon, all with introductory essays by the editor, this classic anthology offers a synoptic view of the changing philosophic notions of time.
Category: Philosophy

The Firmament Of The Sky Dome

Author : Leander R Pimenta
ISBN : 9781780882017
Genre : Bible and geology
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'The Firmament of the Sky Dome' explores how a supernova explosion of a large star eventually resulted in the formation of planet Earth and the rest of the Solar System as we know it today. Knowing how the Earth was created is the key that unlocks the mysteries of many global events that have occurred on our planet in the past and will take place in the near future. These include the dramatic events of the first three 'days' of the Genesis 1 account of creation: the floodlighting of the entire planet, the formation of the solid dome in the sky called 'the firmament' and the emergence of a supercontinent of dry land. Other events include Noah's flood which wiped out nearly all land-living life; the dramatic parting of the Red Sea; the breakup of the supercontinent into the present say continents; Joshua's long day when the Earth appeared to stop rotating; Ahab's sundial which indicated that the Sun had moved backwards in its normal path across the sky; the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah; the extraterrestrial events that are predicted during the Great Tribulation to come; the devastation of the Earth by a Great Fire and its subsequent transformation into a paradise with the city of New Jerusalem. The book intertwines the verses from the Bible with scientific truths, and gives an entirely new insight for the interpretation of the geology of the Earth. The future of the Earth is also predicted: the Earth will be devastated by a global 'natural' nuclear explosion that will set it on fire; but this will not be the end because it will be subsequently transformed into a wonderful paradise for a new phase of existence for mankind.
Category: Bible and geology

Berakhot

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 0226576582
Genre : Religion
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Publisher's description: Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume translation has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."
Category: Religion

A Reader S Book Of Days True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year

Author : Tom Nissley
ISBN : 9780393241495
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
Category: Literary Criticism

My Philosophy

Author : Oliver Lodge
ISBN : 9781108052672
Genre : Science
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First published in 1933, this is Sir Oliver Lodge's defence of the luminiferous ether against the new physics of relativity.
Category: Science

Liquid Metal

Author : Sean Redmond
ISBN : 9780231501842
Genre : Performing Arts
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Liquid Metal brings together 'seminal' essays that have opened up the study of science fiction to serious critical interrogation. Eight distinct sections cover such topics as the cyborg in science fiction; the science fiction city; time travel and the primal scene; science fiction fandom; and the 1950s invasion narratives. Important writings by Susan Sontag, Vivian Sobchack, Steve Neale, J.P. Telotte, Peter Biskind and Constance Penley are included.
Category: Performing Arts

Circadian

Author : Joanna Klink
ISBN : 9781440619250
Genre : Poetry
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A beautiful new collection from an acclaimed poet The poems in Joanna Klink’s new collection Circadian take as their guiding vision circadian clocks. Moved by the presence and withdrawal of light, these internal clocks influence rhythms of sleeping and waking: the opening and closing of flowers, the speed at which the heart pumps blood, the migratory cycles of birds. With love poems and prayers, Joanna Klink offers us patterns of glowing alertness and shared life, patterns that speak to the flickering circuit between inner and outer landscapes, that bind each beating heart to the pull of the tides.
Category: Poetry

Portentous End Time Prophecies

Author : Luke A. McNab
ISBN : 9781499078596
Genre : Religion
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We are living in momentous days, historically significant, yet the world seems oblivious that the march of time and prophecy has brought us to the culmination of the fulfillment of the most spectacular, portentous, cosmic events since the Flood of Noah. In chapter I, St. Peter confirms this culmination in fiery judgment on earth and a renewed heaven and earth, thus proving that (contrary to current teachings of science) the invisible things of God are clearly seen being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. Russia is very important and appears in Scripture in a dominant aggressive role, Chapter II. The European Union and areas of the Old Roman Empire are again in world prominence and the Antichrist will rule them as the Scriptures foretold, Chapter III. Persia, (Iran) too is central in the prophecies. The Arabs have historically been inimical to Israel, as seen in Chapter IV. The origin of Palestine is historically interesting. Britain and America do play a role in Scripture, the final Chapter VI should be informative and interesting to speakers of English.
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The Tests Of Time

Author : Lisa M. Dolling
ISBN : 0691090858
Genre : Science
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The development of physical theory is one of our greatest intellectual achievements. Its products--the currently prevailing theories of physics, astronomy, and cosmology--have proved themselves to possess intrinsic beauty and to have enormous explanatory and predictive power. This anthology of primary readings chronicles the birth and maturation of five such theories (the heliocentric theory, the electromagnetic field theory, special and general relativity, quantum theory, and the big bang theory) in the words of the scientists who brought them to life. It is the first historical account that captures the rich substance of these theories, each of which represents a fascinating story of the interplay of evidence and insight--and of dialogue among great minds. Readers sit in with Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo as they overturn the geocentric universe; observe the genius of Faraday and Maxwell as they "discover" the electromagnetic field; look over Einstein's shoulder as he works out the details of relativity; listen in as Einstein and Bohr argue for the soul of quantum mechanics in the Completeness Debate; and watch as Hubble and others reveal the history of the universe. The editors' approach highlights the moments of discovery that rise from scientific creativity, and the presentation humanizes the scientific process, revealing the extent to which great scientists were the first to consider the philosophical implications of their work. But, most significantly, the editors offer this as their central thesis: although each was ushered in by a revolution, and each contains counterintuitive elements that delayed its acceptance, these five theories exhibit a continuous rational development that has led them to a permanent place in the worldview of science. Accessible to the general reader yet sufficiently substantive that working scientists will find value in it, The Tests of Time offers an intimate look into how physical theory has been developed, by the brilliant people who have developed it.
Category: Science

Environmental Anthropology

Author : Helen Kopnina
ISBN : 9781135044121
Genre : Social Science
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.
Category: Social Science

Victorian Time

Author : T. Ferguson
ISBN : 9781137007988
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.
Category: Literary Criticism