Summary Book Review Floating in Darkness by Ron Garan:
Download or read book Floating in Darkness written by Ron Garan and published by . This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Astronaut Ron Garan shares incredible insights garnered from his life of exploration to build a positive future for all humanity.Humanity, along with all life on Earth, faces a crisis that threatens our very survival; resolving it will require a giant evolutionary leap in our consciousness. In Floating in Darkness: A Journey of Evolution, Ron Garan sees the crisis coming while on an extraordinary journey through war and peace, conflict and love -- through literal outer space and inner space.Ron shows us how to find purpose and make sense out of our divisive culture, how to become a "white blood cell" in a growing immune response to heal our world. In Floating in Darkness, he shows us how to build a restorative and positive future for all.
Summary Book Review Narratives of Unsettlement by Madina Tlostanova:
Download or read book Narratives of Unsettlement written by Madina Tlostanova and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-03-17 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book uses an interdisciplinary inter-mediational approach to reflect on the relational complexity of unsettlement as a predominant sensibility of the present époque. The book tackles interrelated aspects of unsettlement including temporality, the disconcerting effects of the Anthropocene, the biomedical facets of unsettlement and the post-pandemic futures. It uses a chimeric approach combining essayistic and speculative fiction writing methods, negotiating rational, affective and imaginative ways of inquiry, and showing rather than merely explaining. The book poses questions, but gives no ready-made answers, and invites to think together on the unsettlement as a negatively global human condition that can be collectively made into a generative move of resurgence and refuturing. Contributing to critical reflections on the main features and sensibilities of the current epoque, the book will be of interest to scholars and undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the general public, interested in critical global and future perspectives, in decolonial research, gender studies and posthumanities.
Download or read book Evolution written by Jeri Travis and published by Balboa Press. This book was released on 2014-07-11 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evolution: The Long Journey Home was written for anyone who believes in their heart and soul that God exists, but questions or disagrees with religious dogma. I understand science, physics, mathematics, and evolution. There is no denying the truth of these topics. I don’t feel my belief in God contradicts any of these subjects. I expect the day that physics proves the existence of God. That day is closer than most realize. I understand the mathematical odds of humans being the only intelligent life there is. There must be other beings out there. I truly believe there are, and that they are tied to God as well. Evolution: The Long Journey Home is a story that holds many truths. God exists and He loves us being the greatest. In all ways I hope your journey is a blessed one.
Summary Book Review The Philosophy of Sri Chinmoy by Kusumita P. Pedersen:
Download or read book The Philosophy of Sri Chinmoy written by Kusumita P. Pedersen and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-06-28 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book-length study of the thought of Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) and his teaching of a dynamic spirituality of integral transformation. A straightforward and unembroidered account of his philosophy, it allows Sri Chinmoy to speak for himself in his own words, in poetry as much as in prose.
Summary Book Review Fish on a Bicycle Evolution of a Bottom-Feeder by Kerry Bunnard:
Download or read book Fish on a Bicycle Evolution of a Bottom-Feeder written by Kerry Bunnard and published by Strategic Book Publishing. This book was released on 2010-03 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The next time you see a fish symbol on a car, think of Fish on a Bicycle. This spiritual memoir by Kerry Bunnard is one man's journey toward finding his spiritual center. In his own words: "I was a successful businessman with a loving wife and daughters, but was miserable, almost suicidal. I couldn't make my life on the outside match up with how I felt on the inside. I rejected organized religion but longed for a relationship with God/Spirit. One day I had an epiphany of supernatural proportions that forced me to go in search of myself, my spiritual self. I discovered a well kept secret, my own connection with God that allowed me (or anyone) to have an individual relationship with God/Spirit. I want to share this experience with the hope that others will find their own connection if they desire one. This book will give them a place to start or an alternative to cultural or traditional options."
Summary Book Review Evolution of Cocoons by Janna Vought:
Download or read book Evolution of Cocoons written by Janna Vought and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-07-18 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Evolution of Cocoons is a firsthand account of mothering a child who suffers from debilitating mental and developmental illnesses. The book offers readers an intimate glimpse into the life of a family reeling from the effects of such diseases; everyone is brave and flawed. It is an honest, brutal, introspective, and searching look into a life corrupted by a child's imbalanced mind and a mother’s search for strength.
Summary Book Review The Floating Zombie by D. F. Jones:
Download or read book The Floating Zombie written by D. F. Jones and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-08-27 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Taking of AT1: Before AT1 had ground down the slipway unchristened - rightly, said seamen, for it would be a ship with no soul - it had been dubbed 'Zombie'. That sinister name would stick and prove its accuracy. AT1 was a robot-ship, a ship with no crew, only a tiny security force of three men & a woman. 'Invulnerable,' said its inventors, 'foolproof'. But it was neither - not if one of the four security guards was an insane, ruthless killer. And if the greatest, most powerful self-contained nuclear reactor in the world fell into the hands of such a person, the whole world was in peril!
Summary Book Review Dispelling the Darkness by John van Wyhe:
Download or read book Dispelling the Darkness written by John van Wyhe and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2013-05-10 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them, until Darwin and Wallace dispelled the darkness.”T H Huxley (1887) Darwin is one of the most famous scientists in history. But he was not alone. Comparatively forgotten, Wallace independently discovered evolution by natural selection in Southeast Asia. This book is based on the most thorough research ever conducted on Wallace's voyage. Closely connected, but worlds apart, Darwin and Wallace's stories hold many surprises. Did Darwin really keep his theory a secret for twenty years? Did he plagiarise Wallace? Were their theories really the same? How did Wallace hit on the solution, and on which island? This book reveals for the first time the true story of Darwin, Wallace and the discovery that would change our understanding of life on Earth forever. Sample Chapter(s) Introduction (247 KB) Chapter 1: Great Expectations (6,496 KB) Contents:IntroductionGreat ExpectationsEmpires of SteamSingaporeMalacca and BorneoTesting the WatersCrossing the LineIn Search of ParadiseStruggle and SpiceThe Longest DayDarwin's DelayCrossing BackCounting Up Readership: Student, professional, general public. Keywords:Evolution;Natural Selection;Biology;Biography;Alfred Russel Wallace;Charles Darwin;History of Science;Malay ArchipelagoKey Features:The book provides a thorough revision of Wallace in Southeast Asia and his discoveries. Numerous current understandings of Wallace are shown to be mythsThe book reveals the details of Wallace's steamer trip to AsiaHis Singapore stay is revealed for the first time — with many surprising new detailsHis famous Sarawak law paper is shown to be radically different from existing interpretationsIt includes a previously unknown component of his theorising — Wallace's deep lawThe book solves the mystery of what led to Wallace's eureka moment of discovering natural selectionThe book solves the long-standing mystery of whether he discovered evolution on Ternate or GiloloThe book is the first to show what Wallace's original evolution theory really was — it was rather different from Darwin's. This settles the old debate about the differences between the theories of Wallace and DarwinThe book solves the old mystery of when Wallace sent his theory to Darwin — and WHY he did not send it straight for publicationThe book corrects scores of dates and names never given or given wrong by WallaceReviews: “The story of Wallace will never be the same again. John van Wyhe has delved deeply into archives and brings Wallace's travels wonderfully back to life by discovering new facts about his voyage and theories. Without downplaying the impact of Darwin, van Wyhe's book reveals Wallace as a great evolutionary thinker in his own right, who truly deserves to be considered in context.” Janet Browne Aramont Professor of the History of Science Harvard University “This book greatly advances our knowledge of Wallace by correcting a plethora of misleading myths, by reconstructing Wallace's travels, experiences and reflections with authoritative precision, interpretive sophistication, archival documentation and by insightful clarifications of Wallace and Darwin's interactions, divergences and convergences. The overall result is a major scholarly contribution to the intellectual and social history of Wallacean science and of Darwinian science in their original, distinctive cultural contexts.” Jonathan Hodge Honorary Fellow, History and Philosophy of Science University of Leeds “The first published notebook of Wallace's travel to the Malay Archipelago is a long-awaited addition to all the biographies and studies, as they offer the unique insight into the development of Wallace's thinking during his long journey. John van Wyhe makes extensive use of Wallace's notes, but only in their totality they make an impact and give way to emergence of Wallace's personality in many sides.” Thomas Weber Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung “Van Wyhe is not guilty of any such bias against Wallace and in fact deserves these reviewers' thanks for elucidating for the first time exactly how these two fascinating men discovered the way life on Earth evolves.” Gordon Chancellor, author of The Dispersal of Darwin “The book has marvelous illustrations of the flora and fauna observed by Wallace, as well as other images of the period, and is ideal for historian as well as naturalists.” CHOICE “This book is certainly one of the best resources for documenting Wallace's time in the Malay archipelago, as well as giving a good and balanced overview of his life. It also achieves what the author sets out to do: putting the record straight.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
Summary Book Review Eyes to See, Ears to Hear by Robin Beth Saget:
Download or read book Eyes to See, Ears to Hear written by Robin Beth Saget and published by Covenant Books, Inc.. This book was released on 2022-05-11 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a book of hope, faith, God’s truth, and His love. This is a book to inspire and help heal those who are truth seekers and those who have unanswered questions. It is my prayer that you receive this blessing through these words so that your relationship with God will strengthen. It is my hope that you will read these words and know that you are not alone, nor have you ever been. God loves you, and He will never leave. I know this because He has never left me, even when I left Him. This is a book of all my meditations, inspirations, and letters to God and His answers. It is my hope that you know you are not alone on your journey and that these words will inspire you to seek your truth and live in peace, joy, hope, and faith with God’s voice guiding you, as I have allowed Him to guide me. God bless you.
Summary Book Review The Archaeology of Anxiety by Galina Rylkova:
Download or read book The Archaeology of Anxiety written by Galina Rylkova and published by University of Pittsburgh Pre. This book was released on 2007-12 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The “Silver Age” (c. 1890-1917) has been one of the most intensely studied topics in Russian literary studies, and for years scholars have struggled with its precise definition. Firmly established in the Russian cultural psyche, it continues to influence both literature and mass media. Rylkova analyzes writings by Anna Akhmatova, Vladimir Nabokov, Boris Pasternak and Victor Erofeev to reveal how the construct of the Silver Age was perpetuated and ingrained.
Summary Book Review The Art of Science by Richard Hamblyn:
Download or read book The Art of Science written by Richard Hamblyn and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2011-10-07 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science is about discovery, a journey towards knowledge. With authors as diverse as Galileo and Lewis Carroll, the extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents; they include startling revelations that changed the way we think and tackle more prosaic questions such as why the sea is salty; they consider the natural beauty of the snowflake and the man-made wonder of the first computer. What links them all is a desire to understand, explain and enrich the world, and the ability to communicate this in original, clear and engaging prose.
Summary Book Review The Journey of Rainsnow by J. Rainsnow:
Download or read book The Journey of Rainsnow written by J. Rainsnow and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2002-01-30 with total page 599 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The JOURNEY OF RAINSNOW, centuries in the making, yet destined for our own times, is an extraordinary book, at the same time personal and universal, private and planetary. THE JOURNEY OF RAINSNOW is the story of one man’s mystical odyssey of self-discovery, as he leaves behind the fetters of his "rational" past, to map out a new territory of life within his heart. It is a story which moves from the hard, practical streets of New York City, to a New Age awakening, driven by paranormal experiences, powerful synchronicities, and a vivid stream of past-life memories, which give us glimpses of times and places as diverse as ancient Egypt and Greece, feudal Japan and imperial China, Maya and Aztec Mexico, Native North America, and Nazi Germany. As the adventure unfolds, so, too, do history’s most critical lessons, and the deepest mysteries of life. THE JOURNEY OF RAINSNOW, destined to be a New Age classic, is truly a must read for anyone immersed in the search for life’s meaning; for anyone committed to the struggle of our world to heal and survive.
Summary Book Review Collecting Evolution by Matthew J. James:
Download or read book Collecting Evolution written by Matthew J. James and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2017 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1905, eight men from the California Academy of Sciences set sail from San Francisco for a scientific collection expedition in the Galapagos Islands, and by the time they were finished in 1906, they had completed one of the most important expeditions in the history of both evolutionary and conservation science. These scientists collected over 78,000 specimens during their time on the islands, validating the work of Charles Darwin and laying the groundwork for foundational evolution texts like Darwin's Finches. Despite its significance, almost nothing has been written on this voyage, lost amongst discussion of Darwin's trip on the Beagle and the writing of David Lack. In Collecting Evolution, author Matthew James finally tells the story of the 1905 Galapagos expedition. James follows these eight young men aboard the Academy to the Galapagos and back, and reveals the reasons behind the groundbreaking success they had. A current Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, James uses his access to unpublished writings and photographs to provide unprecedented insight into the expedition. We learn the voyagers' personal stories, and how, for all the scientific progress that was made, just as much intense personal drama unfolded on the trip. This book shares a watershed moment in scientific history, crossed with a maritime adventure. There are four tangential suicides and controversies over credit and fame. Collecting Evolution also explores the personal lives and scientific context that preceded this voyage, including what brought Darwin to the Galapagos on the Beagle voyage seventy years earlier. James discusses how these men thought of themselves as collectors before they thought of themselves as scientists, and the implications this had on their approach and their results. In the end, the voyage of the Academy proved to be crucial in the development of evolutionary science as we know it. It is the longest expedition in Galapagos history, and played a critical role in cementing Darwin's legacy. Collecting Evolution brings this extraordinary story of eight scientists and their journey to life.
Summary Book Review The Evolution of Keats's Poetry by Claude Lee Finney:
Download or read book The Evolution of Keats's Poetry written by Claude Lee Finney and published by . This book was released on 1963 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Sleeping with the Angels : A Spiritual Journey Through Schizophrenia by Yvonne Nahat:
Download or read book Sleeping with the Angels : A Spiritual Journey Through Schizophrenia written by Yvonne Nahat and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2013-03-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a creative non-fiction account of a woman's journey through 7 years of schizophrenia. The book focuses on the spiritual dimensions of the experience.
Summary Book Review A Journey Into Matisse's South of France by Laura McPhee:
Download or read book A Journey Into Matisse's South of France written by Laura McPhee and published by Roaring Forties Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 50 years the passionate pursuit of color led Henri Matisse to visit some of the most enchanting villages in southern France. Travelers and art lovers will delight in this mix of art, history, biography, and travel guide that covers southern France and explores the teal skies, emerald hills, red soil, and indigo seas beloved by the artist. The journey begins in Paris and then moves to the fashionable port of St. Tropez, the fishing village of Collioure, chic and voluptuous Nice, and the rustic refuge of Vence, and ends in the luxurious resort of Cimiez. The author identifies the villas and studios where Matisse lived and worked in each location and discusses how his art responded to the palette and ambience of each local landscape.
Summary Book Review An Amazing Human Journey by Shakuntala Modi, M.D.:
Download or read book An Amazing Human Journey written by Shakuntala Modi, M.D. and published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency. This book was released on 2014-11-11 with total page 591 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Volume Two of An Amazing Human Journey, read what happened after the dispersion from Atlantis and how things went downhill rapidly. Humans underwent a complete revulsion and avoidance of technology, so within three to four generations mankind completely forgot that technology ever existed. Once the technological decent began around the globe, people abandoned the cities and went back to living in the Stone Age. The descent was rapid, and humanity was literally reduced to wandering the Earth and living in caves. They lost most of their skills and had to redevelop from scratch. Humans progressed very slowly spiritually and technologically over the years until God sent spiritual teachers and masters to sprout spirituality. Alien races were also inspired to give us different technologies over the years. Also learn the different reasons for current abductions by aliens, and our future interactions with different alien races. We humans are not alone in this journey. We have had many different types of beings such as elementals, mermaids, and fairies working with us and helping us. Astrology also plays an important role in our journey and how intricately we are connected to the masters of our solar system. Read about the mysteries of different monuments, the power places, and the crop circles on Earth and the important role they will play during the transition of Planet Earth and the whole of humanity, from the third to the fifth dimension.