Nature in a Nutshell for Kids

Author: Jean Potter

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 148

View: 8939

A seasonal guide introduces readers to a variety of scientific experiments that enable them to learn about aspects of nature, from how plants and animals grow to how rivers and mountains are formed. Original.

Nature in a Nutshell

Author: Elaine Egbert

Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780828016698

Category: Children

Page: 374

View: 9722

These daily devotionsl for kids are filled with amazing facts from the world of nature. The author shows how every dancing daffodil, sparkling star, and cuddly critter reveals something new and wonderful about the Creator.

Medienkultur als kritische Gesellschaftsanalyse

Author: Matthias Wieser,Elena Pilipets

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3869625228

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

View: 9216

Medienkultur als kritische Gesellschaftsanalyse steht für einen relationalen Ansatz, der kulturelle und mediale Praktiken als soziale Auseinandersetzungen erforscht. Im Zentrum der Diskussion stehen die sich daraus ergebenden Transformationen sowie ihre interdisziplinäre Verortung an der Schnittstelle zwischen Medien- und Kulturtheorie, Cultural Studies, Soziologie und Populärkulturforschung. Der Band versammelt Studien zu unterschiedlichen (medien-)kulturellen Phänomenen wie Filmen, Videos, Kunst, Games, Selfies, Shitstorms, Fake News, digitale Selbstvermessung sowie anderen populären, Jugend- und Subkulturen. Die theoretischen, methodologischen und empirischen Beiträge • befassen sich mit der Frage, was das transdisziplinäre Projekt der Cultural Studies zu leisten vermag angesichts aktueller gesellschaftspolitischer Entwicklungen wie z.B. Globalisierung und Populismus, • analysieren Filme und Populärkulturen als Seismografen gesellschaftlicher Transformationsprozesse, • fragen nach dem Eigensinn von Kultur und ihren sozialen Akteur*innen, • behandeln den Zusammenhang von soziokulturellen Dynamiken und gegenwärtigem Medienwandel (Digitalisierung, Datafizierung) und • diskutieren neue mediale Öffentlichkeiten und digitale Partizipationsformen. Damit würdigt der Band das Werk von Rainer Winter, das eine gesellschaftskritische Medien- und Kulturanalyse vertritt.

The Nature and Destiny of Man

Author: Reinhold Niebuhr

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664257095

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 4394

Thought to be Niebuhr's most significant work, as well as one of the few great 20th-century works of theology by an American writer,considers human nature from a Christian perspective.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature

Author: Laura Hobgood,Whitney Bauman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350046841

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4007

Divided into four parts-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-this book takes an elemental approach to the study of religion and ecology. It reflects recent theoretical and methodological developments in this field which seek to understand the ways that ideas and matter, minds and bodies exist together within an immanent frame of reference. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature focuses on how these matters materialize in the world around us, thereby addressing key topics in this area of study. The editors provide an extensive introduction to the book, as well as useful introductions to each of its parts. The volume's international contributors are drawn from the USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Indonesia, and South Korea, and offer a variety of perspectives, voices, cultural settings, and geographical locales. This handbook shows that human concern and engagement with material existence is present in all sectors of the global community, regardless of religious tradition. It challenges the traditional methodological approach of comparative religion, and argues that globalization renders a comparative religious approach to the environment insufficient.

The Knights of Modernism

Author: Branko Vraneš

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3662619326

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 2238

According to the customary literary-historical and theoretical notion, the fact that the first modern novel represents a parody or travesty of the chivalric ideal merits no particular attention. Failing to become attuned to the real role of the chivalric ideal at the beginning of the era of the modern novel, commentators missed the chance to adequately review the role of chivalry at the end of that period. The modern novel did not only begin, but also ended with a travesty of the chivalric ideal. The deep need of a significant number of modernist writers to measure their own time according to the ideals of the high and late Middle Ages cannot, therefore, be explained by a set of literary-historical, spiritual-historical or social circumstances. The predilection of a range of twentieth century novelists for a distant feudal past suggests that there exists a fundamental poetic connection between the modern (or at least the modernist) novel and the ideals of chivalry.

Complete International Law

Author: Ademola Abass

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578702

Category: Law

Page: 778

View: 8518

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Learning in Nature

Author: Kelli Nigh

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1648025692

Category: Education

Page: 223

View: 7217

There is love on these pages, love for nature, the cosmos, the body’s deep knowing and students. Learning in Nature focuses on the lives of 6 drama students who gathered weekly at a community arts center during their childhood and adolescence. Before each play rehearsal the students explored contemplative practices such as meditation, yoga, breathing and visualization. After these warm-up sessions the rehearsals were dynamic and highly creative. So, what might happen if these students went out into nature and experimented with the same practices? What would happen, over a year long period, if they stopped the noise of life and just listened, deeply, just looked and inhaled, phenomenologically? Returning the experience of learning to nature, the book tells the story of this group, it tells of their lives and their growing understanding of consciousness, and does so through the complex and rich perspectives of holistic teaching and learning. Praise for Learning in Nature: "Learning in Nature is a rich resource for holistic educators at all levels of education. It offers a wealth of insights and ideas, theoretical perspectives and practical activities. This writing sings as it invites us to be alive to our senses, our imaginations, our intellects, and intuitions---alive and in the moment---in the fullness of our humanity." Mary Beattie Professor Emerita, OISE, University of Toronto "In this sensitive and moving inquiry Kelli Nigh begins with a constellation of academic references that bear directly on aspects of ourselves that come into play in our life transformations––images, felt senses, dreams, imagination, meditation, symbolism, and mind-body experience. Against this thoroughly woven backdrop, the dramas of six young participants who share in Nigh’s inquiry unfold. The inquiry is long––over years. There is another crucial aspect of it. The landscapes and weather of Nature itself––bluffs, skies, water, trees, wildlife, flowers––become the scenery through which all the participants’ stories gain significance. Nigh, with gentle insight and attention to detail, demonstrates the evolution of what essentially becomes their imaginal learning in nature. Throughout this play of sharing in nature, Nigh includes glimpses of her own evolution of self as she inter-folds her experiences with those of the others. As Nature cycles through the seasons, so cycle the lives of these individuals. Nigh’s academic and lyrical passages will inspire educators to widen teaching methods to include what it is beyond our everyday thought that significantly influences what we learn." Vivian Darroch-Lozowski Professor Emerita, University of Toronto