For Small Creatures Such as We

Author: Sasha Sagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735218781

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence." -- Richard Dawkins "This lyrical exploration of how we can find beauty in the natural world comes from the daughter of Carl Sagan . . . A wonderful gift for your favorite reader." --Good Housekeeping The perfect gift for a loved one or for yourself, For Small Creatures Such as We is part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, a luminous celebration of Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed. Sasha Sagan was raised by secular parents, the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer Ann Druyan. They taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the natural phenomena behind our most treasured occasions--from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more--growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter that honor the joy and significance of each experience without relying on religious framework. As Sagan shares these rituals, For Small Creatures Such as We becomes a moving tribute to a father, a newborn daughter, a marriage, and the natural world--a celebration of life itself, and the power of our families and beliefs to bring us together.

For Small Creatures Such As We

Author: Sasha Sagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369333452

Category:

Page: 300

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A charming book, ringing with the joy of existence.' - Richard Dawkins'How often have you asked yourself: What is the meaning of life? Sasha Sagan finds it everywhere - with her family, around the world, and especially among the stars... Read her work; you'll have a deeper appreciation for your every step, every bite, and every breath.' - Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary SocietySasha Sagan's parents - the astronomer Carl Sagan and the writer and producer, Ann Druyan - taught her that the natural world and vast cosmos are full of profound beauty, and that science reveals truths more wondrous than any myth or fable. When Sagan herself became a mother, she began her own hunt for the phenomena behind our most treasured occasions - from births to deaths, holidays to weddings, anniversaries, and more - growing these roots into a new set of rituals for her young daughter to honour the joy and significance of each experience without relying on a religious framework.Part memoir, part handbook and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is a luminous exploration of all of Earth's marvels that requires no faith in order to be believed.

Summary of for Small Creatures Such As We by by Sasha Sagan - Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World

Author: Ctprint

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781675602232

Category:

Page: 38

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Summary of For Small Creatures Such as We by By Sasha Sagan - Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World::::::::::::::::: DISCLAIMERThіѕ іѕ a summary аnd mеаnt tо bе a grеаt соmраnіоnѕhір tо thе оrіgіnаl bооk оr tо ѕіmрlу hеlр уоu gеt thе gіѕt оf thе оrіgіnаl book.::::::::::::::::: SYNOPSIS: For Small Creatures Such as We (2019) is a guidebook for those seeking to celebrate the milestones of life - both joyful and painful - in a nonreligious context. By exploring traditional ceremonies through a scientific lens, author Sasha Sagan invites secular individuals to develop their own meaningful rituals that create wonder and provide comfort.::::::::::::::::: AUTHOR;Sasha Sagan is a writer, editor, filmmaker, and television producer who has worked in New York, Boston, and London. Known for examining cultural ritual through science, her essays have appeared in publications includin

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Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671004107

Category: Fiction

Page: 434

View: 5736


In 1999, a multinational team of astronauts ventures deep into outer space, where they come face to face with an advanced alien civilization, in a tie-in to the new blockbuster film. Reissue. Movie tie-in.

O's Little Book of Calm and Comfort

Author: The Editors of O, the Oprah Magazine

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509832521

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 3184


A thoughtful collection of soul-soothing writing, O’s Little Book of Calm & Comfort is the antidote to life’s trying times. Featuring essays and interviews from some of the most celebrated contributors to O, The Oprah Magazine, this heartening collection offers solace, wisdom, and connection. Among the highlights: Nora Ephron on the state of rapture that comes from curling up with a good book; Maeve Binchy on the blessings of friends; and a stirring conversation between Oprah and the American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron that reveals how the pain we experience can create the possibility of a more joyful life. Together, these pieces from great writers and celebrated thinkers serve as a reminder that however tumultuous life may become, the world has beauty, kindness, and love enough to see us through.

Stories of Desire and Narratives of Faith

Author: Victor Hunter,Lanny Hunter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532662297

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 5918


Stories are the foundation for identity and the ground of understanding. Stories of Desire and Narratives of Faith addresses humankind's search for identity and meaning through the stories of science and religion. Both arose in the mists of history. Both are awe inspiring. Both beggar the imagination. Both have always competed for authority. Science gained preeminence in our postmodern, pluralistic, globalized world as evidenced based, while religion (for many reasons) lost credibility. Yet religion has not disappeared. Stories is a concise, engaging, inspiring accessible account of the history of science (geological and biological evolution perceived through increasingly sophisticated technology) and the history of nine text-based world religions of antiquity. Stories avoids insider language, democratizing both God talk and scientific jargon without patronizing either. There is no attempt to identify the best or truest religion, and Stories disavows dogmatic religious triumphalism. The authors do follow the tradition of giving an account of their Christian faith, the only religious story with which they have experience. They invite others to do the same, paying attention to their own stories as they grapple with modern science, do theology, and engage faith. Stories proposes how and in what manner these disciplines can meaningfully converse in today's world.

The Ocean of All Possibilities

Author: Anthony Eames

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 150432367X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 8245


Have You Been Here Before? ... Will You Live This - and Every Other Possible Life - Again and Again Through Eternity? These are the astonishing possibilities seriously proposed by more and more physicists and cosmologists who believe that, if we live in an infinite and eternal Multiverse, every event must logically keep recurring through time. This very readable book will open your eyes to a startlingly different reality to the one you may think you know. Carefully researched, it explains what the new discoveries in cosmology and quantum physics suggest about the innumerable universes beyond our own. It also illuminates these concepts with the developing ideas of thinkers over the ages. What you encounter along the way could change how you see your personal destiny... and your place in the Cosmos.