Origins

Origins
Author: Jim Baggott
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 0191017345
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins Book Excerpt:

What is life? Where do we come from and how did we evolve? What is the universe and how was it formed? What is the nature of the material world? How does it work? How and why do we think? What does it mean to be human? How do we know? There are many different versions of our creation story. This book tells the version according to modern science. It is a unique account, starting at the Big Bang and travelling right up to the emergence of humans as conscious intelligent beings, 13.8 billion years later. Chapter by chapter, it sets out the current state of scientific knowledge: the origins of space and time; energy, mass, and light; galaxies, stars, and our sun; the habitable earth, and complex life itself. Drawing together the physical and biological sciences, Baggott recounts what we currently know of our history, highlighting the questions science has yet to answer.

Origins Roadmap for the Office of Space Science Origins Theme

Origins  Roadmap for the Office of Space Science Origins Theme
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 47
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cosmology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins Roadmap for the Office of Space Science Origins Theme Book Excerpt:

Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research

Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research
Author: Geoffrey A. Clark,Catherine M. Willermet
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 508
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780202365022
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Issues in Modern Human Origins Research Book Excerpt:

While those who study human origins now agree that the evolution of modern human form extends back much further in time than the evolution of modern human behavior, they disagree sharply as to how to interpret the substantive data. Two fundamentally incommensurate interpretations of our origins, the "Replacement" camp and the "Continuity" camp, have now emerged out of pre-existing models and theories that go back to the last quarter of the 19th century. This book contends that these positions are based on radically different biases and assumptions about what the remote human past was like. The purpose of this volume is to examine those conceptual differences, not to arrive at a consensus, but rather to explore the reasons why a consensus might never be possible.

Origin Unknown

Origin Unknown
Author: Oliver Rohe
Publsiher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN: 156478973X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin Unknown Book Excerpt:

Oliver Rohe's first novel is a word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man named Selber flying back to his wartorn native country for the first time in years. Grappling with his fear of flying and increasingly possessed by reminiscences of his long-dead childhood friend Roman, the narrator begins to wonder if any of his thoughts, or the decisions he has made in his life, are truly his own. From meditations upon loss, violence, repetition, and individuality, to explicit homages to the works of Thomas Benhard, Without Origin is a remarkable and incisive debut.

The Human Origins

The Human Origins
Author: Valentin Matcas
Publsiher: Valentin Leonard Matcas
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1370947135
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Origins Book Excerpt:

There is more to the human origins, development, intelligence, and civilization than the epic debate Creationism versus Evolution, simply because there is more to the human condition than what authorities and ideologies determine you to accept today. Therefore, when you study the human origins, you have to expand your research beyond the moment when the first humans detached themselves from the firmament or previous species, since there are other significant events in Humanity’s lifespan and achievement defining its timeline. You have to study everything, otherwise you risk understanding these significant events only from simplistic empirical or ideological perspectives, and so you end up learning what you already know while following the crowd throughout unending debates. What you want to learn is the truth, since you are already familiar with all theories, beliefs, and debates regarding the human origins. When you seek to understand the human origins, you seek to understand the origins of life, the nature and origins of this world we call Reality, the nature of the human higher self and intelligence, the origins and debut of human consciousness and intelligent thinking, along with all details related to the Creator of this world, to Life, and to Humankind. While it is relevant to know how all these affect you personally, how they affect your family, your genetic line, and your nation, how your family and genetic line originate, where and how it happened, under what circumstances, and with what status and privileges for you, for your family, for your nation and for the humankind, and this is exactly what we cover throughout this book, in all details and from all perspectives. This book studies the human origins, along with the origins of life, human intelligence, human species, human development, human society, human current civilization and various past civilizations of Earth, integrating humans, their origins, and their original conditions in an elaborate comprehensive model.

Path of the Novice Mystic

Path of the Novice Mystic
Author: Paul Dunion
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1938416406
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Path of the Novice Mystic Book Excerpt:

Path of the Novice Mystic provides a unique look into the world of secular mysticism. Dr. Paul Dunion suggests that peace comes when we accept the world’s inherent uncertainties and begin to approach life with elevated curiosity and enthusiasm. Dunion guides you toward maintaining a heightened level of mindfulness in everyday life. He shows how the simple act of being fully present and cultivating a soul practice opens the gates to unity—the essence of the novice secular mystic and the key to finding depth and meaning in life. While his instruction is clear, Dunion does not suggest a cure-all formula. Rather, he encourages honest self-examination and arms you with thoughtful questions that will incite true personal reflection, thereby allowing you to develop a personal philosophy. With this unique blend of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, Path of the Novice Mystic is sure to open the heart and mind to a more enriching way of life.

Photography and Its Origins

Photography and Its Origins
Author: Tanya Sheehan,Andres Zervigon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 1317578961
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photography and Its Origins Book Excerpt:

Recent decades have seen a flourishing interest in and speculation about the origins of photography. Spurred by rediscoveries of ‘first’ photographs and proclamations of photography’s death in the digital age, scholars have been rethinking who and what invented the medium. Photography and Its Origins reflects on this interest in photography’s beginnings by reframing it in critical and specifically historiographical terms. How and why do we write about the origins of the medium? Whom or what do we rely on to construct those narratives? What’s at stake in choosing to tell stories of photography’s genesis in one way or another? And what kind of work can those stories do? Edited by Tanya Sheehan and Andrés Mario Zervigón, this collection of 16 original essays, illustrated with 32 colour images, showcases prominent and emerging voices in the field of photography studies. Their research cuts across disciplines and methodologies, shedding new light on old questions about histories and their writing. Photography and Its Origins will serve as a valuable resource for students and scholars in art history, visual and media studies, and the history of science and technology.

Origin

Origin
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publsiher: Entangled: Teen
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 1622660765
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin Book Excerpt:

Book Four of the bestselling Lux series Daemon will do anything to get Katy back. After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he's facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure. All Katy can do is survive. Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don't seem entirely crazy, but the group's goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen? Together, they can face anything. But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on? And will they even be together? Read the entire bestselling series! #1: Obsidian (from Katy's point of view) #2: Onyx (from Katy's point of view) #3: Opal (from Katy's point of view) #4: Origin #5: Opposition Oblivion (Books 1-3 from Daemon's point of view) CAN BE READ FIRST OR AFTER KATY'S POV! Prequel: Shadows (Dawson's story)

Origins

Origins
Author: Kyle West
Publsiher: Ragnarok Press
Total Pages: 115
Release: 2013-04-27
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origins Book Excerpt:

Find the Black Files, or humanity falls. Alex never thought he'd be recruited for a mission to save humanity. He's learned a lot as since leaving Bunker 108, but the horrors of the Wasteland aren't through with him yet. When the team risks everything to go after the Black Files, there's no going back. The Great Blight will prove the toughest obstacle yet, with nearly impassable terrain guarded by the virus's spawn. Alex and the crew must battle for their lives at every turn. Can they make it to Bunker One, and can the Black Files reveal how to stop the xenovirus? Keywords: post apocalyptic, apocalypse, zombies, wasteland, monsters, virus, invasion, dystopian, adventure, action

The Romance of Origins

The Romance of Origins
Author: Gayle Margherita
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-11-11
ISBN: 1512804320
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romance of Origins Book Excerpt:

This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.

The Origin of Stars

The Origin of Stars
Author: Michael D Smith
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-10-21
ISBN: 1783260548
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin of Stars Book Excerpt:

Where do stars come from and how do they form? These are profound questions which link the nature of our Universe to the roots of mankind. Yet, until a recent revolution in understanding, the proposed answers have been raw speculation. Now, accompanying penetrating observations, a new picture has come into prominence. This book presents the latest astounding observations and scientific ideas covering star formation, star birth and early development. It encompasses all aspects, from the dramatic stories of individual objects, to the collective influence of entire stellar systems. The very first stars to come into existence and the nurturing of planets are discussed to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview. Presenting background information with only the essential mathematics, this book will appeal to scientists wishing to expand their horizons, students seeking solid foundations, and general readers with enquiring minds. Contents:The Physics and ChemistryThe CloudsCloud Formation, Evolution and DestructionTurbulenceThe CollapseThe Magnetic MediationThe BirthThe Young StarsJets and OutflowsMassive StarsThe DistributionsCosmological Star Formation Readership: Students, instructors, researchers and general readers with an interest in astrophysics, astronomy and cosmology. Key Features:Presents in concise and readable form the story of star formation, and the revelations that have shaken the foundations of the subjectProvides the knowledge essential for an understanding of the construction of stars of all typesIncludes introductions and summaries that will make the subject accessible to a broad audienceKeywords:Stars;Stellar Evolution;The Universe;Clusters;Protostars;Galaxies;Starbursts;Magnetic Field;Complex Systems;Fluid DynamicsReviews:“This book has a readable style … it should be accessible to readers with a variety of scientific backgrounds, and to advanced undergraduates. It will be particularly useful as an introduction to the subject for first year research students in astrophysics. The book is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the subject.”Professor David Williams University College London “Overall, this is a good read, and as clear a picture of the field as his target readership is likely to get at the moment. I recommend it as ancillary reading in first- and second-year courses, or as an introduction for a junior-honours course.”The Observatory Magazine

Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History

Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History
Author: Darien Shanske
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-10-09
ISBN: 1139460730
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of History Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the question of how and why history begins with the work of Thucydides. The History of the Peloponnesian War is distinctive in that it is a prose narrative, meant to be read rather than performed. It focuses on the unfolding of contemporary great power politics to the exclusion of almost all other elements of human life, including the divine. The power of Thucydides' text has never been attributed either to the charm of its language or to the entertainment value of its narrative, or to some personal attribute of the author. In this study, Darien Shanske analyzes the difficult language and structure of Thucydides' History and argues that the text has drawn in so many readers into its distinctive world view precisely because of its kinship to the contemporary language and structure of Classical Tragedy. This kinship is not merely a matter of shared vocabulary or even aesthetic sensibility. Rather, it is grounded in a shared philosophical position, in particular on the polemical metaphysics of Heraclitus.

Eug ne Dubois and the Ape Man from Java

Eug  ne Dubois and the Ape Man from Java
Author: L.T. Theunissen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400922094
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eug ne Dubois and the Ape Man from Java Book Excerpt:

Although the name Pithecanthropus is now seldom used, there are few who study the origin of our species who will fail to recognise the historical place of the usage and its association with Eugene Dubois. During the last thirty or forty years, Australopithecus and its African context has tended to draw attention from the early work on our origins in Java. It is now increasingly common to hear the term 'pithecanthropine' used only to indicate the Asian or Far Eastern examples of Homo erectus which, although probably derived from African ancestry, have some features that in the opinion of some experts may justify their being considered distinctive. This discussion is not within the pages that follow which deal extensively with the work of Eugene Dubois. He was an extraordinary man who did as much as any person since to put the great antiquity of our ancestors firmly in the public domain. Dubois became involved with the study of human origins from a medical and anatomical background as have many since. The jealousies and professional pressures that we think of as a phenomenon of the post-war years were clearly a major factor in deciding the future of his career.

On the Origin of Stories

On the Origin of Stories
Author: Brian Boyd
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN: 0674057112
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Origin of Stories Book Excerpt:

A century and a half after the publication of Origin of Species, evolutionary thinking has expanded beyond the field of biology to include virtually all human-related subjects—anthropology, archeology, psychology, economics, religion, morality, politics, culture, and art. Now a distinguished scholar offers the first comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love. Art is a specifically human adaptation, Boyd argues. It offers tangible advantages for human survival, and it derives from play, itself an adaptation widespread among more intelligent animals. More particularly, our fondness for storytelling has sharpened social cognition, encouraged cooperation, and fostered creativity. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer’s Odyssey and Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. What triggers our emotional engagement with these works? What patterns facilitate our responses? The need to hold an audience’s attention, Boyd underscores, is the fundamental problem facing all storytellers. Enduring artists arrive at solutions that appeal to cognitive universals: an insight out of step with contemporary criticism, which obscures both the individual and universal. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd’s study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Equality and Diversity in Education 1

Equality and Diversity in Education 1
Author: Felicity Armstrong,Mary Masterton,Patricia Potts
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2013-10-08
ISBN: 1136161805
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equality and Diversity in Education 1 Book Excerpt:

Designed to accompany the Open University course Developing Intensive Curricula:Equality and Diversity in Education, Vol 1 will appeal to research students undertaking research in the area of education, focusing on special needs.

Molecular Evolution Towards the Origin of Metazoa

Molecular Evolution  Towards the Origin of Metazoa
Author: Werner E.G. Müller
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642722369
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Evolution Towards the Origin of Metazoa Book Excerpt:

Recently, new genes and their proteins that revealed striking new insights into the early evolution of multicellular animals have been identified and characterized from members of the lowest metazoan phylum, the porifera (sponges). The unexpected result was that the sequences obtained from sponge displayed high similarity to those found in higher metazoa; in consequence, it was concluded that during the transition from protozoa to metazoa the major structural and regulatory proteins evolved only once. The data gathered are now powerful arguments to establish monophyly of metazoa; in addition, new insights on the evolutionary diversification of metazoa were obtained.

Faculty Work and the Public Good

Faculty Work and the Public Good
Author: Genevieve G. Shaker
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN: 0807773514
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faculty Work and the Public Good Book Excerpt:

At a time when faculty roles are under great scrutiny and faculty work itself has an uncertain future, this book offers a new approach to examining academic professionalism. This collection of essays applies a philanthropic lens to contemporary debates and considers academic work completed out of a moral responsibility to the public good. It provides a counterpoint to narrow conceptions of appropriate faculty work as limited to the production of credit hours and research dollars and offers evidence that faculty can have a wider role both within and beyond the “ivory tower.” By examining faculty members’ many contributions, not only to students but to society-at-large, Faculty Work and the Public Good provides an alternate perspective on America’s colleges and universities that will help preserve and expand professorial contributions to the public good. Although not all faculty are philanthropically inclined, highlighting those who are will help preserve valuable aspects of faculty work and encourage more such contributions to society. This volume is an essential read for higher education policymakers, trustees, and administrators; students and scholars of higher education and philanthropy; and individual faculty concerned about their profession. Contributors: Ann E. Austin, J. Herman Blake, Dwight F. Burlingame, Denise Mott DeZolt, Sean Gehrke, Audrey J. Jaeger, Adrianna Kezar, Jia G. Liang, Elizabeth Lynn, Michael Moody, Emily L. Moore, Thomas F. Nelson-Laird, Jason F. Perkins, William M. Plater, Gary Rhoades, R. Eugene Rice, John Saltmarsh, Lorilee R. Sandmann, Paul Shaker, Marty Sulek, William G. Tierney, Richard C. Turner “The contributors to this volume provide unique insights into this under-appreciated but significant dimension of academic work and culture.” —Jack H. Schuster, professor emeritus, education and public policy, senior research fellow, Claremont Graduate University “Provides a powerful rationale for broadening the definition of what are the valued contributions faculty members can make to their institutions, disciplines, and the public at large” —Judith M. Gappa, professor emerita, Purdue University

Origin And Evolution Of The Cell The Proceedings Of The Conference On The Origin And Evolution Of Prokaryotic And Eukaryotic Cells

Origin And Evolution Of The Cell  The   Proceedings Of The Conference On The Origin And Evolution Of Prokaryotic And Eukaryotic Cells
Author: Matsuno K,Hartman Hyman
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1993-02-13
ISBN: 9814553549
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin And Evolution Of The Cell The Proceedings Of The Conference On The Origin And Evolution Of Prokaryotic And Eukaryotic Cells Book Excerpt:

On the 50th anniversary of Yang-Mills theory, this invaluable volume looks back at the developments and achievements in elementary particle physics that ensued from that beautiful idea.During the last five decades, Yang-Mills theory, which is undeniably the most important cornerstone of theoretical physics, has expanded widely. It has been investigated from many perspectives, and many new and unexpected features have been uncovered from this theory. In recent decades, apart from high energy physics, the theory has been actively applied in other branches of physics, such as statistical physics, condensed matter physics, nonlinear systems, etc. This makes the theory an indispensable topic for all who are involved in physics.An international team of experts, each of whom has left his mark on the developments of this remarkable theory, contribute essays or more detailed technical accounts to this volume. These articles highlight the new discoveries from the respective authors' perspectives. The distinguished contributors are: S Adler, F A Bais, C Becchi, M Creutz, A De Rújula, B S DeWitt, F Englert, L D Faddeev, P Hasenfratz, R Jackiw, A Polyakov, V N Popov, R Stora, P van Baal, P van Nieuwenhuizen, S Weinberg, F Wilczek, E Witten, C N Yang. Included in each article are introductory and explanatory remarks by the editor, G 't Hooft, who is himself a major player in the development of Yang-Mills theory.

The Tyranny of God

The Tyranny of God
Author: Marquez Comelab
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2010-02-01
ISBN: 144527342X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tyranny of God Book Excerpt:

This book explores the truth behind our beliefs in God and the propensity of human beings to be religious. In an honest attempt to seek the answers to life's deepest questions, the author probes into how life began. It then progresses to investigate the nature of religions and writes that, because we refuse to accept our mortality, we delude ourselves and we coerce others, with the tyranny of our own beliefs.

Visitors

Visitors
Author: Harold A. Skaarup
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2000-09-04
ISBN: 1462047971
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visitors Book Excerpt:

Suppose you could communicate with a visitor who was not from this place, time-space or even this dimension? What would you want to ask them? The answers probably lie in what our own response would be if we were them. This book is based on a collection of interviews I have had with a few individuals who may have actually had such an experience. The idea is that if enough of us are ready to ask the questions and gain the answers, then our collective knowledge and understanding of the "multiverse" about us can only continue to be enhanced. Sometimes the responses that you will read here are similar; often they are diametrically opposed to each other. An open but highly skeptical mind is extremely necessary if you are going to sift through the data that is presented in this book. The intent is that it should peak your curiosity to learn more about "visitors." In this way, we may be better informed and prepared, and thus in some sort of coherent shape to deal with their arrival. If you read this book, you must be well prepared to choose for yourself what you will or will not believe.