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Running Out of Time

By Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • ISBN Code: : 1442461292
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Jessie lives with her family in the frontier village of Clifton, Indiana, in 1840...or so she believes. When diphtheria strikes the village and the children of Clifton start dying, Jessie's mother reveals a shocking secret -- it's actually 1996, and they are living in a reconstructed village that serves as a tourist site. In the world outside, medicine exists that can cure the dread disease, and Jessie's mother is sending her on a dangerous mission to bring back help. But beyond the walls of Clifton, Jessie discovers a world even more alien and threatening than she could have imagined, and soon she finds her own life in jeopardy. Can she get help before the children of Clifton, and Jessie herself, run out of time?

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 257
  • Pdf File: the-more-beautiful-world-our-hearts-know-is-possible.pdf

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As seen on Oprah's SuperSoul Sunday In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world. Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. With chapters covering separation, interbeing, despair, hope, pain, pleasure, consciousness, and many more, the book invites us to let the old Story of Separation fall away so that we can stand firmly in a Story of Interbeing.

World Out of Step

By John Russell Fearn
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  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 1479408719
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: world-out-of-step.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Cosmic Crusaders find themselves on a truly strange world--a misfit planet that seems mysteriously cursed. Instead of evolving naturally from birth to death, it's a world out of step with the universe, leaping ahead into the future at unexpected moments. With each 50-year "step," much of the population dies, and the young replace them as middle-aged individuals. The Crusaders are suspicious that the adviser to the planet ruler is actually an alien from another world, and is causing the constant time dislocations for nefarious purposes. But when he traps the Golden Amazon and her three companions, sending their spaceship crashing onto a neighboring world dominated by huge, dinosaur-like creatures, the Crusaders appear to have met their match. Another stirring sci-fi adventure by a master storyteller!

B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular in Music, 1960 to the Present

By George Plasketes
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317171136
  • Total of Pages : 222
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 199
  • Pdf File: b-sides-undercurrents-and-overtones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are undercurrents and peripheral taste preferences that are a defining part of our individual and collective cultural experience. Music is no exception. George Plasketes adapts the iconic "A-side/B-side" dichotomy from the 45 r.p.m. for use as a unique conceptual, critical, historical, and cultural framework for exploring and threading together a variety of popular music and media texts. The profiles and perspectives focus on the peripheries; on texts which might be considered "B-sides"”overlooked, underappreciated, and unsung cases, creators, patterns and productions that have unassumingly, but significantly, marked popular culture, music and media during the past 40 years. The underappreciated yet enduring contributions of a variety of creative individuals in music, television and film are a centerpiece of this volume: actress Doris Day's son, Terry Melcher, a 1960s music producer whose imprint is on the surf, country blues, garage pop and most importantly the folk rock genre; Hans Fenger's kid chorus cover project, a musical variation of "outsider art" that became representative of the tribute wave that began in the 1990s and continues today; versatile guitarist virtuoso Ry Cooder's extensive film soundtrack work; World Music "missionary efforts" of American artists beyond Paul Simon's Graceland, including Neil Diamond's precursor with Tap Root Manuscript in the 1970s and the exotic adventures of Henry Kaiser and David Lindley in Madagascar and Norway”to name just a few examples. These B-sides represent undercurrents, but they resonate as overtones in the mainstream of music and culture, many as historical hinges. Collectively, these B-sides are an A-side antidote of outskirt observations, individual snapshots of artists, artifacts and rituals, genres and generations, producers and musical productions in television, film and video. They constitute an important connect-the-dots cultural chronicle with a multi-layered context”social, legal, historic, economic, technological, generational, aesthetic”for interpreting the interrelations between creators and institutions, the music market place, the production of culture and important connections between the peripheral and the popular.

Children of Time

By Adrian Tchaikovsky
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1447273311
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 594
  • Pdf File: children-of-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Winner of the 30th anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel. Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age – a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare. Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth? 'Children of Time is a joy from start to finish. Entertaining, smart, surprising and unexpectedly human.' - Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls.

Out of Time

By Geoff Schmidt
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  • Publisher : University of North Texas Press
  • Book Code : 1574413198
  • Total of Pages : 109
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: out-of-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Geoff Schmidt's debut collection Out of Time is a meditation on meaning and mortality, and the ways that story and the imagined life can sustain us. In these stories time is running out for the people, yet the power of language, the human ability to tell, to imagine and invent, is a redemptive force.

Encyclopedia of Time

By H. James Birx
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1506319939
  • Total of Pages : 1632
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 711
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-time.pdf

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"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. Highly recommended." —Library Journal STARRED Review Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present. By drawing together into one collection ideas from scholars around the globe and in a wide range of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will provide readers with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon experienced as time. Features Surveys historical thought about time, including those ideas that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periods Covers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and numerous other authors Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, including astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians Includes artists' portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis Provides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and many other cultures' conceptions of time Key Themes Biography Biology/Evolution Culture/History Geology/Paleontology Philosophy Physics/Chemistry Psychology/Literature Religion/Theology Theories/Concepts

Georg Lukács’ Marxism Alienation, Dialectics, Revolution

By Victor Zitta
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9401768129
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 720
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Read and download full book Georg Lukács’ Marxism Alienation, Dialectics, Revolution

Selected Writings on Self-organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism

By Henri Atlan
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Book Code : 082323181X
  • Total of Pages : 462
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 401
  • Pdf File: selected-writings-on-self-organization-philosophy-bioethics-and-judaism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

During the last thirty years, biophysicist and philosopher Henri Atlan has been a major voice in contemporary European philosophical and bio-ethical debates. In a massive oeuvre that ranges from biology and neural network theory to Spinoza's thought and the history of philosophy, and from artificial intelligence and information theory to Jewish mysticism and to contemporary medical ethics, Atlan has come to offer an exceptionally powerful philosophical argumentation that is as hostile to scientism as it is attentive to biology's conceptual and experimental rigor, as careful with concepts of rationality as it is committed to rethinking the human place in a radically determined yet forever changing world. --Book Jacket.

Transformative Learning for a New Worldview

By M. Jackson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230589944
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 967
  • Pdf File: transformative-learning-for-a-new-worldview.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Transformative learning is a process in which we question all the assumptions about the world and ourselves that make up our worldview, visualize alternative assumptions, and then test them in practice. The author describes the process, offering a critique of contemporary assumptions, and suggests alternatives to illustrate the process.

The "winter Mind"

By Burt Kimmelman
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838637906
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: the-winter-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Through special attention to his uniquely elegant style, this study demonstrates how Bronk has brought together earlier American poetics and philosophy with modern and postmodern notions of being, emptiness, and nothingness.

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories

By Keith Brooke
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0230360270
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 539
  • Pdf File: strange-divisions-and-alien-territories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Strange Divisions and Alien Territories explores the sub-genres of science fiction from the perspectives of a range of top SF authors. Combining a critical viewpoint with the exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing authors working in the field, contributors include Michael Swanwick, Catherine Asaro and Paul di Filippo.