Levels of Life

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448180848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 4580


You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed... In Levels of Life Julian Barnes gives us Nadar, the pioneer balloonist and aerial photographer; he gives us Colonel Fred Burnaby, reluctant adorer of the extravagant Sarah Bernhardt; then, finally, he gives us the story of his own grief, unflinchingly observed. This is a book of intense honesty and insight; it is at once a celebration of love and a profound examination of sorrow. **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

Levels of Organic Life and the Human

Author: Helmuth Plessner

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 082328400X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 494

View: 6704


The groundbreaking classic of twentieth-century German philosophy now available in English—with an introduction by J.M. Bernstein. Helmuth Plessner’s Levels of Organic Life and the Human, draws on phenomenological, biological, and social scientific sources to offer a systematic account of nature, life, and human existence. The book considers non-living nature, plants, non-human animals, and human beings a sequence of increasingly complex modes of boundary dynamics—simply put, interactions between a thing’s insides and the surrounding world. Living things are classed and analyzed by their “positionality,” or orientation to and within an environment. According to Plessner’s radical view, the human form of life is excentric—that is, the relation between body and environment is something to which humans themselves are positioned and can take a position. This “excentric positionality” enables human beings to take a stand outside the boundaries of their own body, a possibility with significant implications for knowledge, culture, religion, and technology. A powerful and sophisticated account of embodiment, the Levels shows, with reference both to science and to philosophy, how life can be seen on its own terms to establish its own boundaries, and how, from the standpoint of life, the human establishes itself in relation to the nonhuman. As such, the book is not merely a historical monument but a source for invigorating a range of vital current conversations around the animal, posthumanism, the material turn, and the biology and sociology of cognition.

Levels of Life

Author: Julian Barnes

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780345813565

Category: Authors

Page: 128

View: 8454


Part history, part fiction, part memoir, "Levels of Life" is a powerfully personal and unforgettable book, and an immediate classic on the subject of grief. "Levels of Life "opens in the nineteenth century with balloonists, photographers, and Sarah Bernhardt, whose adventures lead seamlessly into an entirely personal account of the author's own great loss. "You put together two things that have not been put together before. And the world is changed..." Julian Barnes's new book is about ballooning, photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded him the 2011 Man Booker Prize described Barnes as "an unparalleled magus of the heart." This book confirms that opinion.

Quality-of-Life Research in Chinese, Western and Global Contexts

Author: Daniel T.L. Shek,Ying Keung Chan,Paul S.N. Lee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402036027

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

View: 8218


The majority of studies on the quality of life have been conducted in Western contexts and are based on Western participants. Comparatively speaking, there are only a few studies that have been conducted in different Chinese contexts. Also, there are fewer QOL studies based on children and adolescents, or studies that examine the relationship between QOL and economic disadvantage. In addition, more research is needed to address the methodological issues related to the assessment of quality of life. This volume is a constructive response to the challenges described above. It is the first book to cover research in Chinese, Western and global contexts in a single volume. It is a ground-breaking volume in which Chinese studies on the quality of life are collected. The book includes papers addressing family QOL, quality of life in adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage, and methodological issues in the assessment of QOL. It is written by researchers working in a variety of disciplines.

The Seven Motivations of Life: Taking Your Leadership to a Higher Level

Author: Mark Oliver

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244714347

Category:

Page: 334

View: 8264


The Seven Motivations of Life helps you to answer big questions in your life, such as: who am I and how can I lead myself and others more effectively? This book predicts human behaviours while giving clear and practical ways to be more effective both professionally and personally. It defines the key characteristics of 'being human' while shedding light on common life experiences. This theory gives major and sometimes surprising insights into being human and humanity. It identifies the four, and only four ways, to lead and it fully explains the empirical results of what makes a great leader which were identified by Jim Collins in his bestselling book: GOOD TO GREAT. In many ways, Collins' book provides the facts while this book provides the theory. For instance, Graham Robertson (VP & MD, McCormick Foods Australia) commented: 'A fascinating book...so simple in concept yet so powerful in its application to leadership learning and development...this book is a fantastic read'

My American Harp

Author: Surazeus Astarius

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365807142

Category: Poetry

Page: 670

View: 6784


"My American Harp" presents 1,169 poems written 2010-2014 by Surazeus that explore what it means to be an American in the modern world of an interconnected global civilization.

1325 High Level Whispers to Embrace One of Life’s Greatest Challenges, Defining a Beautiful Approach to a Cancer Diagnosis

Author: Nicholas Mag

Publisher: Nicholas Mag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

View: 5732


The Miracle! In this book Nicholas presents you a practical, unique, subliminal, very simple, detailed method of how to Embrace One of Life’s Greatest Challenges, Defining a Beautiful Approach to a Cancer Diagnosis. You will feel the effects immediately and the results will appear very quickly! So it was in my case. You will not achieve fulfillment and happiness until YOU become the architect of your own reality. Imagine that with a few moments each day, you could begin the powerful transformation toward complete control of your own life and well being through this unique, subliminal method combined with positive affirmations. The order of words is extremely important for every book written by Nicholas. These are arranged to be traversed in a certain way so as to eliminate certain blockages in the human being, blockages that are bringing disease or failure on various plans. You don't need a big chunk of your time or expensive programs. Everything is extremely simple! Health, money, prosperity, abundance, safety, stability, sociability, charisma, sexual vitality, erotic attraction, will, optimism, perseverance, self-confidence, tenacity, courage, love, loving relationships, self-control, self-esteem, enthusiasm , refinement, intuition, detachment, intelligence, mental calm, power of concentration, exceptional memory, aspiration, transcendence, wisdom, compassion. You have the ability to unlock your full inner-potential and achieve your ultimate goals. This is the age-old secret of the financial elite, world class scholars, and Olympic champions. For example, when you watch the Olympics, you'll find one consistency in all of the champions. Each one closes their eyes for a moment and clearly affirms & visualizes themselves completing the event flawlessly just before starting. Then they win gold medals and become champions. That's merely one example of how the real power of mind can elevate you above any of life's challenges. By reading this book, you will feel totally that life deserves to be lived and enjoyed every moment and that everything that you propose for yourself becomes easy for you to fulfill. Nicholas will guide you to touch your longed-for dream and will make you see life from a new perspective, full of freshness and success. This book helps you step by step, in a natural way, in just 3 minutes a day, to change your misguided way of thinking and to Embrace One of Life’s Greatest Challenges, Defining a Beautiful Approach to a Cancer Diagnosis. (NOTE: For good, Nicholas keep the price of the book as lower as he can, even if is a hard work behind this project. A significant portion of the earnings from the sale of the book are used for these purposes: for charity, volunteer projects, nature restoration, and other inspired ideas to do good where it is needed. If you can not afford to buy the book please contact Nicholas and he will give you a free copy.) You, also have a bonus in the pages of the book that makes you live your success by doing a seemingly trivial thing. You will feel the difference. Yes. The Miracle is possible! Get Your Copy Now!

Religion and the Natural Sciences

Author: James E. Huchingson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597520845

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 9998


The first half of 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' is an introduction to the discussion of science and religion. Here the reader learns why there is any debate at all and what resources exist for responding to it. The second half deals with specific issues that arise in the individual sciences, from astronomy and physics to biology and ecology. Any project hoping to connect science and religion must supply the categories of connection, which are found primarily, although not exclusively, in philosophy. The simplicity of the arrangement and the nature of the selections are intended to make 'Religion and the Natural Sciences' available to as wide an audience as possible, including students from the sciences and technology, the professions, the humanities and liberal studies, and theology.

Re-imagining Government

Author: Barry Quirk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0230364284

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8545


In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political systems work and how public decisions are made - and how they could be made better.