An Appetite For Wonder The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite For Wonder  The Making of a Scientist
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 1448152690
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Appetite For Wonder The Making of a Scientist Book Excerpt:

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world? In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey from an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa, through the eccentricities of boarding school in England, to his studies at the University of Oxford’s dynamic Zoology Department, which sparked his radical new vision of Darwinism, The Selfish Gene. Through Dawkins’s honest self-reflection, touching reminiscences and witty anecdotes, we are finally able to understand the private influences that shaped the public man who, more than anyone else in his generation, explained our own origins.

Unweaving the Rainbow

Unweaving the Rainbow
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-04-06
ISBN: 0141937033
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unweaving the Rainbow Book Excerpt:

A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kinds. Keats accused Newton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of its colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argues that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understanding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement on the human appetite for wonder.

Eighteenth Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Eighteenth Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder
Author: Sarah Tindal Kareem
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-10-23
ISBN: 0191003123
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eighteenth Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder Book Excerpt:

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a deserted shore; a giant helmet falls from the sky; a traveler awakens to find his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century fiction brims with moments such as these, in which the prosaic rubs up against the marvelous. While it is a truism that the period's literature is distinguished by its realism and air of probability, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder argues that wonder is integral to—rather than antithetical to—the developing techniques of novelistic fiction. Positioning its reader on the cusp between recognition and estrangement, between faith and doubt, modern fiction hinges upon wonder. Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder unfolds its new account of fiction's rise through surprising readings of classic early novels—from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey—and brings to attention lesser-known works, most notably Rudolf Raspe's Baron Munchausen's Narrative of His Marvellous Travels. In this bold new account, the eighteenth century bears witness not to the world's disenchantment but rather to wonder's relocation from the supernatural realm to the empirical world, providing a reevaluation not only of how we look back at the Enlightenment, but also of how we read today.

Fostering Empathy Through Museums

Fostering Empathy Through Museums
Author: Elif M. Gokcigdem
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN: 144226358X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fostering Empathy Through Museums Book Excerpt:

Fostering Empathy through Museums features fifteen case studies with clear take-away ideas, and lessons learned by vividly illustrating a spectrum of approaches in the way museums are currently employing empathy, a critical skill that is relevant to personal, institutional, economical, and societal progress. The need is rapidly growing for empathy to serve as a lens through which we find our purpose and connection in a complex world. This demand brings with it an appetite to cultivate it through safe and trusted platforms. Museums are uniquely equipped to undertake this important mission. This book will help museum staff and leadership at all levels working at a variety of museums (from animal sanctuaries to art museums, from historic house museums to children's and science museums) to better understand the multitude of ways how empathy can be cultivated, and employed in museum setting. Fostering Empathy through Museums will provide inspiration, examples, and lessons learned from a balanced spectrum of museums currently employing empathy in museum setting: as an educational tool to better connect their content with the audience, as an integral element of a museum's institutional values and behavior, and as a phenomenon that is worthy of exploration on its own and as an intentional outcome. This publication provides museum professionals as well as formal and informal learning educators to receive an overview of the variety of approaches to empathy in museums, and to create a shared language and methodologies that could enable them to utilize and nurture empathy as a "shared vision" that would serve not only their organizational mission, but also the greater good. Empathy can be a tool, or an intentional outcome depending on the institution’s objectives. Regardless of the choice, the ideas presented in this book are intended to inform and inspire institutions to unlock exciting possibilities in the areas of improved visitor experience, creative community partnerships, and contribution to social progress by bringing empathy to public discourse through institutional strategies, exhibitions, experiences, and programs. The book also provides ideas for future strategies where empathy is considered as a "shared vision" by museums, and a product of a museum experience that might lead to positive social impact.

An Appetite for Wonder

An Appetite for Wonder
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780062315809
Category: Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Appetite for Wonder Book Excerpt:

Originally published: London: Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers, 2013.

Spirituality in the Flesh

Spirituality in the Flesh
Author: Robert C. Fuller
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-09-08
ISBN: 0190451394
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality in the Flesh Book Excerpt:

It is now generally accepted that the structure and function of the human body deeply influence the nature of human thought. As a consequence, our religious experiences are at least partially determined by our sensory organs, emotional programs, sexual sensibilities, and the neural framework of our brains. In Spirituality in the Flesh, Robert C. Fuller investigates how studying the body can help us to answer the profoundest spiritual questions. Why is it that some religious traditions assign spiritual currency to pain? How do neurochemically driven emotions, such as fear, shape our religious actions? What is the relationship between chemically altered states of consciousness and religious innovation? Using recent biological research to illuminate religious beliefs and practices, Fuller delves into topics as diverse as apocalypticism, nature religion, Native American peyotism, and the sexual experimentalism of nineteenth-century communal societies, in every case seeking middle ground between the arguments currently emanating from scientists and humanists. He takes most scientific interpreters to task for failing to understand the inherently cultural aspects of embodied experience even as he chides most religion scholars for ignoring new knowledge about the biological substrates of human thought and behavior. Comfortable with the language of scientific analysis and sympathetic to the inherently subjective aspects of religious events, Fuller introduces the biological study of religion by joining together this era's unprecedented understanding of bodily states with an expert's knowledge of religious phenomena. Culling together insights from scientific observations, historical allusions, and literary references, Spirituality in the Flesh offers a bold look at the biological underpinnings of religion and opens up new and exciting agendas for understanding the nature and value of human religiosity.

Theology in a Suffering World

Theology in a Suffering World
Author: Christopher Southgate
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1107153697
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theology in a Suffering World Book Excerpt:

The book proposes a new way of understanding the glory of God in Christian theology, based on glory as sign.

Curious Collectors Collected Curiosities

Curious Collectors  Collected Curiosities
Author: Janelle A. Schwartz,Nhora Lucía Serrano
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2020-05-22
ISBN: 1527553388
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curious Collectors Collected Curiosities Book Excerpt:

Curious Collectors, Collected Curiosities: An Interdisciplinary Study asks its readers to enter into an investigation of the nature of collecting as an aesthetic exercise. Spanning the sixteenth century through today, this book gathers together the work of current scholars to re-envision the task of collectors and their collections in broad strokes. Each chapter appropriates the idea of a cabinet of curiosity in order to expand its boundaries of meaning and to complicate our understanding of the acts of display and observation. These chapters also demonstrate that collecting is a universal trope which nevertheless depends on time and place for its particular expressions. Whether the collection is made up of literary texts and criticism, visual art, including mechanical reproductions, taxidermy and photography, historical travelogues, museum exhibitions, blockbuster films, or airline in-flight briefing cards, it conveys an urgent relevance to our consumer age, in which information is abundant and attention is a commodity.

Hunger Appetite and the Politics of the Renaissance Stage

Hunger  Appetite and the Politics of the Renaissance Stage
Author: Matt Williamson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-06-10
ISBN: 1108832067
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hunger Appetite and the Politics of the Renaissance Stage Book Excerpt:

Matthew Williamson's book argues that the representation of hunger and appetite was central to political debate in early modern drama.

Sketches of the History of Man

Sketches of the History of Man
Author: Lord Henry Home Kames
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1775
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sketches of the History of Man Book Excerpt:

Curiosity

Curiosity
Author: Barbara M. Benedict
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780226042640
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curiosity Book Excerpt:

"Finely illustrated and the first of its kind, Curiosity is a broad study of modern inquiry that explores the way forbidden topics like the occult, sexuality, gender, and the origin of power became topics of public investigation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience
Author: Paul K. Moser,Chad Meister
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 1108626734
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience Book Excerpt:

For centuries, theologians and philosophers, among others, have examined the nature of religious experience. Students and scholars unfamiliar with the vast literature face a daunting task in grasping the main issues surrounding the topic of religious experience. The Cambridge Companion to Religious Experience offers an original introduction to its topic. Going beyond an introduction, it is a state-of-the-art overview of the topic, with critical analyses of and creative insights into its subject. Religious experience is discussed from various interdisciplinary perspectives, from religious perspectives inside and outside traditional monotheistic religions, and from various topical perspectives. Written by leading scholars in clear and accessible prose, this book is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and scholars across many disciplines.

The God Delusion

The God Delusion
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN: 1409091589
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion Book Excerpt:

'Timely, impassioned and brilliantly argued' Rod Liddle, Sunday Times 'A spirited and exhilarating read' Joan Bakewell, Guardian Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

What Are the Results of the Establishment of Secular Humanism

What Are the Results of the Establishment of Secular Humanism
Author: Michael J. Findley,Mary C. Findley
Publsiher: Findley Family Video Publications
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Are the Results of the Establishment of Secular Humanism Book Excerpt:

Excerpted from Antidisestablishmentarianism -- A warning to stop allowing Secularism to take over our lives and our country before we lose our faith, our freedom, and our future.

Westward Ho Third edition

Westward Ho      Third edition
Author: Charles Kingsley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 519
Release: 1857
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Westward Ho Third edition Book Excerpt:

Unweaving the Rainbow

Unweaving the Rainbow
Author: Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780395883822
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unweaving the Rainbow Book Excerpt:

Offers an assessment of what science is, how it feeds the human appetite for wonder, and how "unweaving" the mysteries of science can be even more beautiful than the mystery itself

Brief Candle in the Dark

Brief Candle in the Dark
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN: 1448169976
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief Candle in the Dark Book Excerpt:

In An Appetite for Wonder Richard Dawkins brought us his engaging memoir of the first 35 years of his life from early childhood in Africa to publication of The Selfish Gene in 1976, when he shot to fame as one of the most exciting new scientists of his generation. In Brief Candle in the Dark he continues his autobiography, following the threads that have run through the second half of his life so far and homing in on the key individuals, institutions and ideas that inspired and motivated him. He paints a vivid picture, coloured with wit, anecdote and digression, of the twenty-five postgraduate years he spent teaching at Oxford. He pays affectionate tribute to past colleagues and students, recalling the idiosyncrasies of an establishment steeped in ancient tradition and arcane ritual while also recording his respect for the profound commitment to learning and discovery that lies at its core. He invites us to share the life of a travelling scientist, from fieldwork on the Panama Canal to conferences of stratospheric eminence in exotic locations in the company of some of the most prominent of the world’s scientific luminaries. And he describes his experiences with his many publishers, television producers, interviewers and partners in debate, not least in the heady period when, after publication of The God Delusion in 2006, he is dubbed the world’s most outspoken and controversial atheist. Most important of all, for the first time he reviews with fresh and stimulating insights the evolving narrative of his ideas about science over the course of his highly distinguished career as thinker, teacher and writer. In Brief Candle in the Dark we are invited to enter with him a constantly stimulating world of discovery and to meet a fascinating cast of exceptional characters described by the talented pen of one of the most exceptional of them all.

The Pirate Bay Collection History Trues Stories Most Famous Pirate Novels

The Pirate Bay Collection  History  Trues Stories   Most Famous Pirate Novels
Author: Charles Johnson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Walter Scott,Howard Pyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Jack London,Jules Verne,Charles Boardman Hawes,J. M. Barrie,Arthur Conan Doyle,Frederick Marryat,R. M. Ballantyne,Charles Dickens,L. Frank Baum,J. Allan Dunn,Robert E. Howard,James Fenimore Cooper,Alexandre Dumas,William Hope Hodgson,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Harold MacGrath,Harry Collingwood,W. H. G. Kingston,G. A. Henty,Joseph Lewis French,Maturin Murray Ballou,Charles Kingsley,Washington Irving,William Clark Russell,Max Pemberton
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 11553
Release: 2022-01-04
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirate Bay Collection History Trues Stories Most Famous Pirate Novels Book Excerpt:

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection of sea adventure novels and true stories of the most notorious pirates. History of Pirates of the Caribbean: Contents: The King of Pirates: Of Captain Avery, And his Crew Captain Martel Captain Teach, alias Blackbeard Edward England Charles Vane Rackam Mary Read Anne Bonny John Bowen The Trial of the Pirates at Providence The Pirate Gow The Pirates of Panama… Novels & Stories: Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Pirate (Walter Scott) Blackbeard: Buccaneer (Ralph D. Paine) Pieces of Eight (Richard Le Gallienne) The Gold-Bug (Edgar Allan Poe) Jack London: Hearts of Three Tales of the Fish Patrol Daniel Defoe: Robinson Crusoe Captain Singleton Jules Verne: The Mysterious Island Facing the Flag The Dark Frigate (Charles Boardman Hawes) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Dealings of Captain Sharkey (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Pirate (Frederick Marryat) The Madman and the Pirate (R. M. Ballantyne) The Pirate City (R. M. Ballantyne) Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader (R. M. Ballantyne) Captain Boldheart& the Latin-Grammar Master (Charles Dickens) The Master Key (L. Frank Baum) A Man to His Mate (J. Allan Dunn) The Isle of Pirate's Doom (Robert E. Howard) Queen of the Black Coast (Robert E. Howard) James Fenimore Cooper: Afloat and Ashore Homeward Bound The Red Rover The Rose of Paradise (Howard Pyle) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) The Ghost Pirates (William Hope Hodgson) The Offshore Pirate (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Harry Collingwood: A Pirate of the Caribbees The Pirate Island Among Malay Pirates (G. A. Henty) Great Pirate Stories (Joseph L. French) Fanny Campbell, the Female Pirate Captain (Maturin Murray Ballou) The Dark Frigate (Charles B. Hawes) Kidd the Pirate (Washington Irving) The Death Ship (William Clark Russell) The Iron Pirate (Max Pemberton)…

The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeptical Inquirer Book Excerpt:

The Rise of English Culture

The Rise of English Culture
Author: Edwin Johnson,Edward Augustus Petherick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 585
Release: 1904
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of English Culture Book Excerpt: