Figuring

Written By Maria Popova
Figuring
  • Publsiher : Vintage
  • Release : 05 February 2019
  • ISBN : 1524748145
  • Pages : 592 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Figuring written by Maria Popova which was release on 05 February 2019, this book published by Vintage. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists—mostly women, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

Figuring

Figuring
  • Author : Maria Popova
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed ...

Figuring The Joy Of Numbers

Figuring  The Joy Of Numbers
  • Author : Shakuntala Devi
  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2005-03
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : There is a range and richness to numbers. They can come alive, cease to be symbols written on a black board, and lead the reader into a world of intellectual adventure where calculations are thrilling. In Figuring: The Joy of Numbers, Shakuntala Devi dramatizes the endless fascination of numbers and ...

Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity

Figuring Racism in Medieval Christianity
  • Author : Lindsay Kaplan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2018-12-07
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : "M. Lindsay Kaplan expands the study of the history of racism through an analysis of the medieval Christian concept of Jewish servitude. Developed through exegetical readings of Biblical figures in canon law, this discourse produces a racial status of hereditary inferiority that justifies the subordination not only of Jews, but ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Figuring the Sacred

Figuring the Sacred
  • Author : Paul Ricœur
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies and biblical interpretation. The 28 papers contained in this volume constitute the most comprehensive overview of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his sensitivity to the mystery of religious language offer fresh insight to the ...

Figuring Age

Figuring Age
  • Author : Kathleen M. Woodward
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 362
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Figuring Age engages the virtually invisible subject of older women in western culture. Like other markers of social difference, age is given meaning by a culture. Yet unlike gender and race, the subjects of age and aging have received little sustained attention. Central to Figuring Age is the crucial question ...

Figuring Figures

Figuring Figures
  • Author : Jon Mulberg
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 157
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Current books on statistics and data analysis assume a certain level of knowledge on the part of the student. Figuring Figures avoids the shortcomings of introductory data analysis books by focusing on the communication of data, as understanding the data presented by others is just as important as being able ...

Figuring Women

Figuring Women
  • Author : Susan Amatangelo
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 209
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : "The fact that Verga's most rebellious heroines die violently at the hands of men has led to accusations of misogyny or, at the very least, of excessive social and artistic conventionality. Yet it is precisely Verga's awareness of convention that enriches his portrayal of women. The reaction of his female ...

Figuring the East

Figuring the East
  • Author : Marie-Paule Ha
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Examines the ambiguous constructions of the Orient in the works of four major twentieth-century French writers....

Figuring Out Roman Nobility

Figuring Out Roman Nobility
  • Author : John Henderson,Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis,John Henderson, M.S,Juvénal
  • Publisher : University of Exeter Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Juvenal is a central author on courses in Classical Studies and has an important place on courses in comparative literature, both in the UK and USA. This new book by John Henderson shows how the eighth Satire, a brilliant piece of writing, makes fun of traditional Roman family values, and ...

Figuring Out the Doha Round

Figuring Out the Doha Round
  • Author : Gary Clyde Hufbauer,Jeffrey J. Schott,Woan Foong Wong
  • Publisher : Peterson Institute
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : The Doha Round marked its eighth birthday in November 2009, making it the longest running multilateral trade negotiation in the postwar era. Doha participants continue to disagree about prospective liberalization of agriculture and manufactures and have barely begun to consider reductions in barriers to trade in services. Negotiators have missed every ...

Extraordinary Bodies

Extraordinary Bodies
  • Author : Rosemarie Garland Thomson
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Extraordinary Bodies is a cornerstone text of disability studies, establishing the field upon its publication in 1997. Framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, the book added depth to oppressive narratives and revealed novel, liberatory ones. Through her incisive readings of such texts as Harriet Beecher Stowe's ...

Figuring Out Mathematics

Figuring Out Mathematics
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release Date : 2021-04-17
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Download or read online Figuring Out Mathematics written by , published by Pearson Education India which was released on . Get Figuring Out Mathematics Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Figuring Jasper Johns

Figuring Jasper Johns
  • Author : Fred Orton
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Placing individual works by the allegorical artist and sculptor Jasper Johns in their social context as well as in Johns's oeuvre, this book aims to get to terms with - and find terms for - a difficult and elusive body of work by one of the most important artists of ...

Figuring Motion

Figuring Motion
  • Author : Terry Rosenberg,Linda Nutter,Richard Kendall
  • Publisher : Terry Rosenberg
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : "Artist Terry Rosenberg is known for his fluid abstract paintings and drawings of dancers in motion. His works are known for their intrinsic ability to capture the dancer in the process of becoming the dance. This elegant publication has been produeced to celebrate his 25 year career. Featured are over 60 color ...