We Are All Stardust

Author: Stefan Klein

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191534

Category: Science

Page: 287

View: 2705


“The dazzling clutch of scientific minds caught in mid-thought here makes for a read that provokes thought in its turn. Delights abound.” —Nature “What distinguishes scientists, in your eyes?” —Stefan Klein “First and foremost, curiosity.” —Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize–winning chemist When Stefan Klein, an acclaimed journalist, sits down to talk with 18 of the world’s leading scientists, he finds they’re driven by, above all, curiosity. When they talk about their work, they turn to what’s next, to what they still hope to discover. And they see inspiration everywhere: From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for “the theory of everything” to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, they reveal how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab. We hear from extraordinary natural and social scientists, including: Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on ego and selflessness Primatologist Jane Goodall on chimpanzee behavior Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran on consciousness Geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history Anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood And cosmologist Martin Rees on how “ultimately we ourselves are stardust.” “[Klein’s] interview subjects explain their science clearly and display their passions vividly, making this an engaging introduction to a great breadth of scientific topics.” —American Scientist “A very welcome volume that will expose readers to all manner of topics that are likely new to them in a manner that focuses first on the lively personalities of the scientists while slowly diving into their work. Surprises abound . . . and the book’s diversionary aspect cannot be overrated. Truly enjoyable.” —Booklist

We are All Made of Stardust

Author: Preshtha Garg

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

View: 6590


We are all made of stardust sounds like something out of a fairytale, but it's actually true. All elements in our bodies were created in the hearts of ancient stars. In this collection, the author deals with thoughts and feelings that affect us in everyday life, and tries to bring out the wonder in familiar objects. We see what we want to see, and this book invites you to look at the world through the eyes of a dreamer, a storyteller, and a believer. After all, we are all human, and humanity is nothing but magic in disguise.

You are Stardust

Author: Elin Kelsey

Publisher: Owlkids

ISBN: 9781926973357

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1609


Introduces readers to the extensive and surprising ways in which they are connected to the natural world around them.

The Answer to All You Desire Is Within You... You Are Worthy

Author: Shona Ann Hill

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 150435253X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 134

View: 9061


The Answer to All You Desire is Within You ... You Are Worthy is Shona Ann Hills first book. It is incredibly insightful, wise and informative. As we move into a new way of being, this book provides powerful wisdom and processes to aid us in achieving our heartfelt desires and goals. No matter where we are within ourselves, or how far we are along the journey to our dreams, there are processes that can make our lives better, and take us forward faster. This book contains the wisdom required to take us forward to fulfil our dreams and bring them into our reality. What could be better than that? It is varied and covers many aspects of spirituality. You finish this book feeling empowered, inspired, with a deep inner belief that anything and everything you have ever dreamed of is possible for you.

Wonder and Education

Author: Anders Schinkel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350071919

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 2508


Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious place in education. In Wonder and Education, Anders Schinkel theorises a kind of wonder with less obvious yet fundamental educational importance which he calls 'contemplative wonder'. Contemplative wonder disrupts frameworks of understanding that are taken for granted and perceived as natural and draws our attention to the world behind our constructions, sparking our interest in the world as something worth attending to for its own sake rather than for our purposes. It opens up space for the consideration of (radical) alternatives wherever it occurs, and in many cases is linked with deep experiences of value; therefore, it is not just important for education in general, but also, more specifically, for moral and political education.

CONTRAPOSITION Volume 1

Author: Nathan Rupp,Ev Malcolm

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 130474096X

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

View: 5305


As our title suggests, Contraposition is a home for art that is well crafted, but also aesthetically different. The works selected here, be it poetry, short fiction, or visual art, have all be chosen for their authentic and raw exposition of human experience and philosophic concepts. The majority of our work is done by new faces in the literary world; some on the other hand have come from well established, award winning writers and photographers. These pieces presented here have been selected as the best examples of contraposed art. Nathan Rupp & Ev Malcolm

Cosmic Commons

Author: John Hart

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870579

Category: Religion

Page: 426

View: 4310


Cosmic Commons explores terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It uses a thought experiment to consider the ecological-economic-ethical-ecclesial impacts of Contact, analyzing incidents around the world described by credible witnesses (two of whom are interviewed for the book), including Roswell and the Hudson River Valley. It discusses government and academic efforts to use ridicule and coercion to suppress Contact investigations, supports a scientific method to research ETI reports in a field that should excite scientists, and calls on academics to publicly disclose their Contact experiences. It traces Earth ecological and economic injustices to the European Enlightenment and the Discovery Doctrine by which European nations rationalized invasion of distant continents, genocide, and seizure of the territories and natural goods of native peoples. It advocates a change in humans' Earth conduct to avoid replicating in space the policies and practices that wrought economic injustice and ecological devastation on Earth, provides an innovative cosmosociological praxis ethics theory and practice toward that end, and develops a Cosmic Charter, based on UN documents, to guide humankind in space and in ETI encounters. Permeated by a profound sense of the sacred, Cosmic Commons explores a positive relationship between religion and science as humankind ventures into space.

The Burning Answer

Author: Keith Barnham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297869647

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 7701


Our civilisation stands on the brink of catastrophe. Our thirst for energy has led to threats from global warming, nuclear disaster and conflict in oil-rich countries. We are running out of options. Solar power, Keith Barnham argues, is the answer. In this eye-opening book, he shows how a solar revolution is developing based on one of Einstein's lesser known discoveries, one that gave us laptop computers and mobile phones. An accessible guide to renewable technology and a hard-hitting critique of the arguments of solar sceptics, The Burning Answer outlines a future in which the fuel for electric cars will be generated on our rooftops. It is, above all, an impassioned call to arms to join the solar revolution before it's too late.