To Explain the World

To Explain the World
Author: Steven Weinberg
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN: 0241196655
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Explain the World Book Excerpt:

In To Explain the World, pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the world - they did not understand what there is to understand. Yet eventually, through the struggle to solve such mysteries as the backward movement of the planets and the rise and fall of tides, the modern discipline of science emerged.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight
Author: Andrew H. Thomas
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN: 9781469960791
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden in Plain Sight Book Excerpt:

You never knew theoretical physics could be so simple! In this exciting and significant book, Andrew Thomas clearly illustrates the simplicity which lies behind nature at its fundamental level. It is revealed how all unifications in physics have been based on incredibly simple ideas. Using a logical approach, it is explained how the great 20th century theories of relativity and quantum mechanics share a common base, and how they can be linked using an idea so simple that anyone can understand it. An idea which is so simple it has been hidden in plain sight.

What Is the World

What Is the World
Author: Stoyan Kurtev
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2013-08-23
ISBN: 1483683338
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is the World Book Excerpt:

What is the world is the deepest question one could ask. Its answer requires an understanding of both matter and mind, and also of the relationship between them. This book offers a new approach to answering this question, based on the concept of representation and resulting in an identity theory regarding the relationship between mind and matter. In doing that, it offers a new way of thinking about the notoriously counterintuitive quantum phenomena and also about the totality of everything, what we call ‘the universe.’ That new understanding leads to a projection about the future of the universe for the next 10 million years and has practical implications about our present-day way of life and worldviews.

Telliamed Or The World Explain d

Telliamed  Or  The World Explain d
Author: Benoît de Maillet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1797
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cosmology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explaining Our World

Explaining Our World
Author: Andrew Pierssene
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1135814619
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Our World Book Excerpt:

This book offers a rational and philosophical approach to environmental interpretation, the educational purpose of which is particularly relevant in an age when specialization tends to distance most people from direct experience of the way the environment works. In reviewing the practice of interpretation, the author emphasises that effective work in this field must be finely tuned. The interpreter must constantly bear in mind the real value and significance of the features interpreted and the needs of the visitors to whom interpretation is addressed.

ToE New Physics explaining our world by Quantum Gravity

ToE  New Physics explaining our world by Quantum Gravity
Author: Claus Birkholz
Publsiher: BookRix
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 3739630108
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ToE New Physics explaining our world by Quantum Gravity Book Excerpt:

Space, time, matter - what really is all that? What are charges, what flavours? What is preventing time from running backwards? Quantum Gravity is describing all that - consisely, comprehensively, to the point. The Grand Unified Theory (GUT = ToE = "Theory of Everything"), finally, is caring for the rest by relating all forces of nature to each other. Parities are the peep-holes into strange worlds before the Big Bang and beyond the event horizon. Everything is calculable, even the transitions there. By working out the value of the fine-structure constant, theory opens to recognizing Dark Matter as the cradle of visible matter; the GUT is demonstrating birth and properties of ordinary matter out of Dark Matter and by what its creation process is stopped again. A totally novel assessment is arising with respect to neutrino oscillations. Pauli's principle explains physically. Einstein's cosmological constant is demystified. Dark Energy, cosmic inflation, the number of dimensions we are living in are not any more dully accepted from outside - theory is deriving all that. As a matter of fact, the gateway to developing Quantum Gravity has been widely open since Einstein, Planck, and Dirac. Only, nobody has passed its threshold; nuclear fission had changed priorities. Then, Gell-Mann had knocked at the door of the GUT. This time, however, it was the "Standard" model to crash the door back into its frame, and the string model sealed the lock. - Meanwhile, the model succeeded in smuggling into the open underneath the feet of its jailers, ready for being applied more extensively.

Being and Belief

Being and Belief
Author: Douglas Vickers
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2013-01-30
ISBN: 1620327422
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Being and Belief Book Excerpt:

The confession the church makes to the world sits oddly in the contemporary cultural complex. Intellectual fashions in the marketplace of ideas have moved beyond an accommodation of biblical-theological categories. Philosophy is unsure of its status in an amorphous postmodernism, and theology threatens to degenerate into intellectual experimentation. They have become mutually suspicious and hesitant of conversation. But a heavy fault lies with the church's own confessional status. For what is it the church has to say to the world? Has it preserved confessional continuity with the Reformation theology that rediscovered its biblical foundations and liberated it from intellectual and confessional shackles? Has the church surrendered the possibility of relevance by having lost its own historic identity? And is it necessary to conclude, as a result, that contemporary culture is no longer penetrable by any word from the old wells of divine disclosure? In this brief but challenging book, Douglas Vickers brings the Christian confession to the forefront of consideration and reestablishes a theology grounded in historic verities sustained by the scriptural declarations. In straightforward and accessible terms, Being and Belief addresses the meaning of biblical truth for Christian understanding and Christian life.

The Principle of Authority In Relation to Certainty Sanctity and Society

The Principle of Authority In Relation to Certainty  Sanctity and Society
Author: P. T. Forsyth
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 485
Release: 1996-12-19
ISBN: 1579100198
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Principle of Authority In Relation to Certainty Sanctity and Society Book Excerpt:

About the Contributor(s): Peter Taylor Forsyth (1848-1921) preached and pastored for twenty five years before becoming principal of Hackney College in London where he taught systematic theology and preaching. Forsyth converted from theological liberalism to classical Christianity in the mid-1880s. The theological transition was, in his own words, from a lover of love to an object of grace. A theologian of the cross, Forsyth is well known for his publications The Work of Christ, Cruciality of the Cross, and The Person and Place of Jesus Christ.

What are the Seven Wonders of the World

What are the Seven Wonders of the World
Author: Peter D'Epiro,Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-12-22
ISBN: 0307491072
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What are the Seven Wonders of the World Book Excerpt:

Can you name...Newton's 3 laws of motion?The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse?The 5 pillars of Islam? The 6 wives of Henry VIII?The 7 kinds of plane triangles? The 8 Beatitudes?If you're not sure about the answers to the above, this is the book for you. A compendium of 101 culturally significant particulars from the fields of mythology, religion, literature, history, science, mathematics, art, and music, What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? is a stimulating fusion of facts and fun that makes for an invaluable reference and an entertaining diversion. Questions are grouped in sections according to the number of items in their answer (all the 3s, all the 4s, all the 5s, etc.), so that the answers are in the form of easily memorized lists. You won't find Luther's 95 theses, or the 264 Popes, for example, but you will find everything from the 3 sons of Adam and Eve all the way up to the 24 letters of the ancient Greek alphabet. This clever format lends itself well to quizzing and guessing, which gives it a deliciously sophisticated parlor-game quality. But for those who wish to delve a little deeper, there are thoughtful essays to go with each answer that include fascinating details and place the list in its larger cultural or historical context. Much more than a book of trivia, What Are the 7 Wonders of the World? offers a grand overview of the knowledge needed to appreciate many of the finest things in our cultural and intellectual life.

Religion and the Natural Sciences

Religion and the Natural Sciences
Author: James E. Huchingson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-02-07
ISBN: 1597520845
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and the Natural Sciences Book Excerpt:

The first half of 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' is an introduction to the discussion of science and religion. Here the reader learns why there is any debate at all and what resources exist for responding to it. The second half deals with specific issues that arise in the individual sciences, from astronomy and physics to biology and ecology. Any project hoping to connect science and religion must supply the categories of connection, which are found primarily, although not exclusively, in philosophy. The simplicity of the arrangement and the nature of the selections are intended to make 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' available to as wide an audience as possible, including students from the sciences and technology, the professions, the humanities and liberal studies, and theology.

An Introduction to Epistemology Second Edition

An Introduction to Epistemology   Second Edition
Author: Jack S. Crumley II
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009-07-30
ISBN: 1460401166
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Epistemology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Jack Crumley’s An Introduction to Epistemology strikes a balance between the many issues that engage contemporary epistemologists and the contributions of the major historical figures. He shows not only how philosophers such as Descartes, Hume, Locke, Berkeley, and Kant foreground the contemporary debates, but also why they deserve consideration on their own terms. A substantial revision of the first edition, the second edition is even more accessible to students. The new edition includes recent work on contextualism, evidentialism, externalism and internalism, and perceptual realism; as well, the chapter on coherence theory is substantially revised, reflecting recent developments in that area. New to this second edition is a chapter on feminist epistemology, which includes discussions of major positions and themes, such as feminist empiricism, feminist standpoint epistemology, postmodern epistemology, and feminist critiques of objectivity. It presents the important contributions of philosophers such as Sandra Harding, Helen Longino, Genevieve Lloyd, and others. Each chapter ends with a list of study questions and readings for further study.

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics
Author: Craig N. Murphy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1305
Release: 2012-10-25
ISBN: 0199738599
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics Book Excerpt:

Fills a gap in scholarship on an increasingly important field within Political Science. Comparative Politics, the discipline devoted to the politics of other countries or peoples, has been steadily gaining prominence as a field of study, allowing politics to be viewed from a wider foundation than a concentration on domestic affairs would permit.

Introducing Bruner

Introducing Bruner
Author: Sandra Smidt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN: 1136816690
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing Bruner Book Excerpt:

Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a journey through the key concepts of Jerome Bruner, a significant figure in the field of early education whose work has spanned almost a century. His wide-ranging and innovative principles of early learning and teaching are unpicked here using everyday language and the links between his ideas and those of other key thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are revealed. Introducing Bruner is the companion volume to Introducing Vygotsky and is an invaluable work for anyone involved with children in the early years. The introduction of Bruner's key concepts is followed by discussion of the implications of these for teaching and learning. This accessible text is illustrated throughout with examples drawn from real-life early years settings and the concepts discussed include: how children acquire language how children come to make sense of their world through narrative the significance of play to learning the importance of culture and context the role of memory what should children be taught: the spiral curriculum how should children be taught: scaffolding and interaction. The book also looks, crucially, at what those working or involved with young children can learn from Bruner, and includes a helpful glossary of terminology. This fascinating insight in to the life and work of a key figure in early years education is essential reading for anyone concerned with the learning and development of young children.

The World of Kosmas

The World of Kosmas
Author: Maja Kominko
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1107020883
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Kosmas Book Excerpt:

New study of the Christian Topography, a sixth-century illustrated treatise, and its intellectual milieu.

Education and Psychology in Interaction

Education and Psychology in Interaction
Author: Brahm Norwich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134591888
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Psychology in Interaction Book Excerpt:

This book takes an in-depth look at how education and psychology relate to each other, and at the current state of this relationship. Through comprehensive analysis of the ideological, historical, social and professional contexts of this interaction, the author develops the theme that, despite basic differences in aims, the fields are interconnected.

Combining Methods In Educational And Social Research

Combining Methods In Educational And Social Research
Author: Gorard, Stephen,Taylor, Chris
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 0335213073
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combining Methods In Educational And Social Research Book Excerpt:

This title provides a guide to mixing or combining methods in educational and social research and covers complex interventions, Bayesian approaches, new political arithmetic, triangulation, life histories and design studies.

Third World Education

Third World Education
Author: Anthony R. Welch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2002-05-03
ISBN: 1135582637
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Third World Education Book Excerpt:

This book debunks the argument that quality in education can only be achieved by limiting, or trading off, equality. The quality of schooling is a major issue for Third World nations across the globe. However there is no single measure which is universally accepted. Whether it is, as some economists might argue, an issue of the number of desks per classroom or one of national sovereignty is widely disputed. Defining equality in education becomes increasingly difficult in an era of globalization in which there exists a wide gap between rich and poor, both within and between nations. In the context of an international move towards New Right politics and neo-liberal economic ideologies, both the quality and equality of education are imperiled. This book argues that any worthy definition of quality education must include the interests and participation of the underprivileged.

Football Fans Around the World

Football Fans Around the World
Author: Sean Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1317997867
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Football Fans Around the World Book Excerpt:

This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Societies and Cultures in World History

Societies and Cultures in World History
Author: Todd Wilson
Publsiher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995-05
ISBN: 9780065023435
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Working World

Working World
Author: Sherry Lee Mueller,Mark Overmann
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-02-26
ISBN: 1626160546
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working World Book Excerpt:

Now available in a new second edition, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development offers an engaging guide for cause-oriented people dedicated to begin or enhance careers in the now burgeoning fields of international affairs. Mueller and Overmann expand their original dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional to address issues that recognize the meteoric rise of social media and dramatic geopolitical events. They explore how the idea of an international career has shifted: nearly every industry taking on more and more international dimensions, while international skills—linguistic ability, intercultural management, and sensitivity—become ever more highly prized by potential employers. This second edition of Working World offers ten new and four significantly updated profiles as well as new and expanded concepts that include work-life balance, the importance of informational interviews, moving on, and key building blocks for international careers.Like the award-winning first edition, Working World is a rare and valuable resource to students and graduates interested in careers in international affairs, mid-career professionals who want to make a career change or shift, as well as guidance counselors and career center specialists at universities.