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 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

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 it Out

Figuring it Out
  • Author : Ann B. Shteir,Bernard V. Lightman
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 386
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science....

Re Figuring Theology

Re Figuring Theology
  • Author : Stephen H. Webb
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • Total pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Here is a rhetorical treatment of Karl Barth's early theology. Although scholars have long noted the rhetorical power of Barth's work, calling it volcanic and explosive, this book uses rhetoric to illuminate the peculiar nature of his prose. It displays a Barth whose prose is radically unstable and inseparable from ...

Figuring Out People

Figuring Out People
  • Author : L. Michael Hall,Bobby G. Bodenhammer
  • Publisher : Crown House Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Annotation This is the definitive book on Meta-Programs. It provides an in-depth explanation of how Meta-Programs work and contains over fifty examples, presenting a clear insight into our own behaviour as well as that of other people. Figuring Out People challenges us to understand how a change in behaviour can ...

Figuring Violence

Figuring Violence
  • Author : Rebecca A. Adelman
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : In the United States, the early years of the war on terror were marked by the primacy of affects like fear and insecurity. These aligned neatly with the state’s drive toward intensive securitization and an aggressive foreign policy. But for the broader citizenry, such affects were tolerable at best ...

Figuring Grief

Figuring Grief
  • Author : Karen E. Smythe
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1992-11-09
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : The title, Figuring Grief, refers to the narrative process whereby mourning is depicted. In her textual analysis, Smythe explores various connections between representation and consolation. Drawing on genre and narratological theory, she outlines the development of the "fiction-elegy" as a sub-genre and suggests that the modernist writings of Woolf and ...

Figuring Animals

Figuring Animals
  • Author : M. Pollock,C. Rainwater
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : This is a collection of fifteen essays which expose weaknesses in western epistemological frames of reference that for centuries have limited our views, and, thus, our experiences of animal being, including our own. The volume contributes to current discussions of new ways of seeing the other inhabitants of this world ...

Figuring Religions

Figuring Religions
  • Author : Shubha Pathak
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : This volume offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world's religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Seeking to reinvigorate comparison and avoid its excesses, contributors to this volume use theories of metaphor and metonymy ...

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning Grades K 8

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning  Grades K 8
  • Author : Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,John J. SanGiovanni
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-11
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Because fluency practice is not a worksheet. Fluency in mathematics is more than adeptly using basic facts or implementing algorithms. Real fluency involves reasoning and creativity, and it varies by the situation at hand. Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning offers educators the inspiration to develop a deeper ...

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 Redemption

Figuring Redemption
  • Author : Tila L. Kellman
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Can visual art help redeem one’s sense of self, damaged by technological society? Michael Snow’s work is often described as self-referential, meaning that it “talks” about the relationships between its materials and images, largely ignoring relationships beyond the “frame.” However, since the work also encompasses the way in ...

Figuring Out Mathematics

Figuring Out Mathematics
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release Date : 2021-09-26
  • 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 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....

Re con figuring Psychoanalysis

Re con figuring Psychoanalysis
  • Author : A. Gülerce
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2012-04-05
  • Total pages : 283
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Leading international scholars present novel dialogues between different psychoanalytic orientations as well as between the particularities of diverse socio-cultural and historical contexts in order to offer critical insights which are highly relevant to the current intellectual debates and social praxis....