Reason and Wonder

Reason and Wonder Author Eric Priest
ISBN-10 9780281075256
Year 2016-08-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher SPCK
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An introductory chapter by the editor discusses the relationship between science and religion, and provides a summary of the themes of the book. Two chapters follow on a philosophical approach to the field, describing the relation with new atheism and the nature of natural law and reductionism. Then there are two chapters on astronomy and the nature of the universe, and two on evolution and creation. Three chapters follow from the biosciences, one on genes, another on psychology and a third on the nature of the person. These are complemented by two final theological chapters, one on the nature of miracles and another on trusting the New Testament. Contents: Eric Priest - Towards the Integration of Science and Religion Keith Ward - God, Science and the New Atheism Eleonore Stump - Natural Law, Reductionism and the Creator David Wilkinson - The Origin and End of the Universe – a Challenge for Christianity? Jennifer Wiseman - Universe of Wonder, Universe of Life Kenneth Miller - Evolution, Faith and Science Michael Murray and Jeff Schloss - Evil in Evolution Pauline Rudd - Is there More to Life than Genes? David Myers - Psychological Science Meets Christian Faith John Wyatt - Being a Person? - Towards an Integration of Neuroscientific and Christian Perspectives John Swinton - From Projection to Connection: Conversations between Science, Spirituality and Health Mark Harris - Do the Miracles of Jesus Contradict Science? Tom Wright - Can a Scientist Trust the New Testament? Questions for discussion or reflection

Wonder

Wonder Author R. J. Palacio
ISBN-10 9783125781771
Year 2015-06-15
Pages 278
Language de
Publisher Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH
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Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope Author Jane Goodall
ISBN-10 9781455554485
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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In this wise and elegant New York Times bestseller, Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall's home in England to her home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening--and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us--Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

Wonder Boys

Wonder Boys Author Michael Chabon
ISBN-10 9781453234105
Year 2011-12-20
Pages 372
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The “wise, wildly funny story” of a self-destructive writer’s lost weekend by a Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times–bestselling author (Chicago Tribune). A wildly successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and seven years later he still hasn’t grown up. He’s now a writing professor in Pittsburgh, plummeting through middle age, stuck with an unfinishable manuscript, an estranged wife, a pregnant girlfriend, and a talented but deeply disturbed student named James Leer. During one lost weekend at a writing festival with Leer and debauched editor Terry Crabtree, Tripp must finally confront the wreckage made of his past decisions. Mordant but humane, Wonder Boys features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction. This ebook features a biography of the author.

Descartes Error

Descartes  Error Author Antonio Damasio
ISBN-10 9781407072067
Year 2008-09-04
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Random House
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In the centuries since Descartes famously proclaimed, 'I think, therefore I am,' science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person's true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended until recently to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes' Error. Antonio Damasio challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wonderfully engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behaviour.

Reason and Horror

Reason and Horror Author Morton Schoolman
ISBN-10 9781135955793
Year 2004-11-23
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Morton Schoolman develops a fascinating and entirely new interpretation of the work of Horkenheimer and Adorno.

Auggie Me Three Wonder Stories

Auggie   Me  Three Wonder Stories Author R J Palacio
ISBN-10 9781448197286
Year 2015-08-27
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Random House
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WONDER tells the story of Auggie Pullman: an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, whose first year at school changed the lives and the perspectives of everyone around him. AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Published previously as digital shorts entitled THE JULIAN CHAPTER, PLUTO and SHINGALING, this collection is a thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

Recapture the Wonder

Recapture the Wonder Author Ravi Zacharias
ISBN-10 9781418570361
Year 2005-03-30
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Break free from the weariness and cynicism of life to enjoy God's amazing promise of childlike joy! It's time to reclaim that awesome sense of wonder--to experience God's amazing promise of childlike joy.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman Author Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 9780385354059
Year 2014-10-28
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.

Principles to Actions

Principles to Actions Author National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ISBN-10 0873537742
Year 2014-02
Pages 139
Language en
Publisher National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Incorporated
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This text offers guidance to teachers, mathematics coaches, administrators, parents, and policymakers. This book: provides a research-based description of eight essential mathematics teaching practices ; describes the conditions, structures, and policies that must support the teaching practices ; builds on NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to attain much higher levels of mathematics achievement for all students ; identifies obstacles, unproductive and productive beliefs, and key actions that must be understood, acknowledged, and addressed by all stakeholders ; encourages teachers of mathematics to engage students in mathematical thinking, reasoning, and sense making to significantly strengthen teaching and learning.

The Wonder

The Wonder Author Emma Donoghue
ISBN-10 9781509818419
Year 2016-09-22
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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An eleven-year-old girl stops eating, but remains miraculously alive and well. A nurse, sent to investigate whether she is a fraud, meets a journalist hungry for a story. Set in the Irish Midlands in the 1850s, Emma Donoghue's The Wonder - inspired by numerous European and North American cases of 'fasting girls' between the sixteenth century and the twentieth - is a psychological thriller about a child's murder threatening to happen in slow motion before our eyes. Pitting all the seductions of fundamentalism against sense and love, it is a searing examination of what nourishes us, body and soul.

Dancing with Cats

Dancing with Cats Author Burton Silver
ISBN-10 9781452141145
Year 2014-03-18
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Photographs and text celebrate the joyous communication that can exist between humans and their feline companions as they engage in movement and dance together.

The Sleepwalkers

The Sleepwalkers Author Arthur Koestler
ISBN-10 9780141394541
Year 2017-02-23
Pages 624
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Arthur Koestler's extraordinary history of humanity's changing vision of the universe In this masterly synthesis, Arthur Koestler cuts through the sterile distinction between 'sciences' and 'humanities' to bring to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He shows how the tragic split between science and religion arose and how, in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He also provides vivid and judicious pen-portraits of a string of great scientists and makes clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity.

Cat s Cradle

Cat s Cradle Author Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN-10 0307567273
Year 2009-11-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Dial Press
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Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. From the Trade Paperback edition.