Teaching a Stone to Talk

Expeditions and Encounters

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 178211775X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 176

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In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget Sound through summer. Annie Dillard is one of the most respected and influential figures in contemporary non-fiction and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Teaching a Stone to Talk illuminates the world around us and showcases Dillard in all her enigmatic genius.
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Encyclopedia of the Essay

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964305

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1002

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"This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
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Fremder in einer fremden Welt

Meisterwerke der Science Fiction - Roman

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641032733

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Der Mann vom Mars Die erste Mars-Expedition ist auf dem roten Planeten abgestürzt, und erst zwanzig Jahre später erreichen erstmals wieder Menschen den Nachbarplaneten. Sie finden Michael Valentine Smith, einen jungen Mann, der als Kind die Katastrophe überlebt hat und von Marsianern erzogen wurde, und nehmen ihn mit zur Erde. Die Heimatwelt seiner Eltern ist für ihn eine fremde, unverständliche Welt, und er verwendet seine mentalen Kräfte dazu, sie zu verändern. Damit wird er für die einen zum Messias, und für die anderen zu einem Feind, den man mit allen Mitteln bekämpfen muss ...
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Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature

Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476600538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined as humanity’s natural surroundings), from the discovery of America through the present. The work includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists such as Columbus, Bartolomé de Las Casas and Thomas Harriot; Native American creation myths; canonical 18th- and 19th-century works of Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Twain, Dickinson and others; to more recent figures such as Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Stanley Cavell, Rachel Carson, Jon Krakauer and Al Gore. It is meant to provide a synoptic appreciation of how the very concept of the environment has changed over the past five centuries, offering both a general introduction to the topic and a valuable resource for high school and university courses focused on environmental issues.
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Film im Fremdsprachenunterricht

Literarische Stoffe, interkulturelle Ziele, mediale Wirkung

Author: Eva Leitzke-Ungerer

Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press

ISBN: 3838259254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 442

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Der vorliegende Band befasst sich mit dem Einsatz von Filmen im Englisch-, Französisch-, Spanisch- und Italienischunterricht. Ausgehend vom aktuellen fachdidaktischen Diskussionsstand werden in 22 Einzelbeiträgen theoretische Konzepte und unterrichtspraktische Vorschläge für die Behandlung klassischer und avantgardistischer Filme entwickelt. Bei den Literaturverfilmungen stehen dabei die intermedialen Transformationsprozesse zwischen Buch und Film im Vordergrund, die den Schülern Gelegenheit zur Analyse der filmspezifischen Mittel bieten. In einer zweiten Gruppe von Beiträgen wird untersucht, inwieweit die filmbezogene Wahrnehmungsschulung, insbesondere das Seh-Verstehen, zur Förderung der inter- und transkulturellen Kompetenz der Schüler genutzt werden kann. Schließlich werden, über das klassische Spielfilmformat hinausgehend, die didaktisch-methodischen Möglichkeiten weiterer Filmgattungen wie Episodenfilm, Kurzfilm, Dokumentarfilm, Doku-Drama, Sitcom und Musikvideoclip diskutiert und damit neue Felder für den Film im Fremdsprachenunterricht erschlossen.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Die Kunst, beliebt und einflussreich zu werden

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031479

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...
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Theological Reflections at the Boundaries

Author: Paul O. Ingram

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874078

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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The interdependence of boundary questions and the experience of cognitive dissonance reveal that knowledge in all fields of inquiry is always incomplete and tentative. The issues are particularly acute for Christian theological reflection. Ingram illustrates the importance of boundary questions and cognitive dissonance as a means of creatively transforming contemporary Christian theological reflection through dialogue with the natural sciences and the world's religions, particularly Buddhism, filtered through the lenses of Whiteheadian process philosophy.
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Law and Religion

A Critical Anthology

Author: Stephen M. Feldman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814726785

Category: Law

Page: 483

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Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.
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Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jan Onofrio

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0403099501

Category: History

Page: 1567

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Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Pennsylvania. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.
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Surviving Information Overload

The Clear, Practical Guide to Help You Stay on Top of What You Need to Know

Author: Kevin A. Miller

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310566010

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The barrage of emails, voicemail, web pages to scan, books to read, and magazines and newsletters to digest leave people increasingly feeling overwhelmed and out of control in dealing with information overload as society spins even faster. This book offers a brief, seven-chapter practical guide to the "capture" approach. It teaches the skills of point, focus, and shoot to help the reader become more productive and overcome mental fatigue. This is not a gimmick for "neat desk" people or an expensive system requiring purchase of multiple resources or practice of rigid exercises. This practical, quick-read book shows how people of any temperament can keep from drowning in the sea of information. Features include interviews and insights from national leaders plus charts, cartoons, worksheets, and creative exercises. The book is not about how to speed up but how to gain time and focus and purpose and the mental space to be creative. You don't have to finish the book but can read it selectively at different times depending on your current needs. Feel free to skim-read, tear out pages, email small sections to a friend, or read from back to front. The goal is that you come away with ideas and help. The four sections are: 1. Finding the information you need: and getting results from it.2. Clearing information clutter: less is more.3. Creating space to think: finding oasis amid overload.4. Discovering bonus stuff: it doesn't cost you anything extra. This clear, practical guide will help you to: -Sort and organize information in less time -Make space to be creative -Find just the information you need when you need it -Move from frantic to purposeful -Keep growing over a lifetime.
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Wer ist Violet Park?

Author: Jenny Valentine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783440131138

Category:

Page: 176

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Maverick Mark

The Untamed First Gospel

Author: Bonnie B. Thurston

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814635520

Category: Religion

Page: 99

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Somewhere along the way, says Bonnie Thurston, the wild unlikelihood of the Christian message has been reined in and made to fit more conventional categories of thought. That it is good and moral to be Christian we understand. That it is feral and almost uncontrollably countercultural is something that has been largely forgotten or suppressed. This taming has been especially effective in the case of the first gospel. In Maverick Mark, Thurston sets out to rediscover the radicalism of Mark's original message. Thurston focuses on Mark's conception of discipleship, economic justice, and personal lifestyle. She demonstrates that this gospel raises fundamental questions about some common contemporary Christian assumptions. This is an accessible introduction to Mark, ideal for interested adult readers of al kinds, which incorporates the most reliable and up-to-date Scripture scholarship. Bonnie B. Thurston, after years as a university and seminary professor, lives quietly in her home state of West Virginia. She is the author of many books of scripture and theology, including The Spiritual Landscape of Mark and Philippians in the Sacra Pagina series. Her poetry appears frequently in religious periodicals and among her published collections is Belonging to Borders: A Sojourn in the Celtic Tradition.
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Monks in the World

Seeking God in a Frantic Culture

Author: William Thiele

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878499

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Along the way, core contemplative attitudes, practices, and principles were discovered. He offers these stories of birthing a School for Contemplative Living as a challenging call to a frantic and polarized world. Readers will be drawn toward their own spiritual transformation as they encounter imperfect monks with messy lives who are practicing God's presence and learning to serve the world from that presence. He encourages readers to join these monks in the world by forming contemplative communities who radiate loving-kindness as their first priority.
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Leading the Congregation

Caring for Yourself While Serving Others

Author: Roger Heuser,Norman Shawchuck

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426711395

Category: Religion

Page: 331

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Classic guidance and advice on how to lead God's people, revised and updated for a new generation of leaders. "Heuser and Shawchuck have done an outstanding revision of their classic volume. Leading the Congregation. The pursuits of excellence and spirituality are woven into a beautiful and practical guide for faithful ministry. This volume belongs on the desk of every pastor and in the curriculum of every school of theology. The authors are as courageous in naming the cost, demands, and dangers of ministry as they are faithful in making plain the abundant resources available to enable and enhance effective ministry in our time. Leading the Congregation is a book for everyone seeking a practical guide to excellence and faithfulness in ministry."--- Bishop Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living "Leading the Congregation is an excellent resource for those looking for authenticity and wholeness in leadership. Congregations desperately need the type of leader this book defines, that is, a Christ-centered leader whose sacrificial service provides the welcoming of the soul and the weaving of community in a wounded world."--- Dr. Jesse Miranda, President of the Miranda Center and CEO of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) "Leading the Congregation is a captivating analysis of the life issues of a spiritual Christian leader and the congregation she or he serves. I relish the insights of the authors from spiritual formation, psychology, organization, and leadership analysis. It is a real help to the busily involved Christian leader so that one can understand the reality one is immersed in. It is an extremely welcome book."---Elder Oscar Owens Jr., Christian Education Director of West Angeles Church of God in Christ "Young leaders, you will not just love this book; you will get it! Heuser and Shawchuck thoughtfully address perhaps the most challenging aspect of leading in the church today: the `with others' part."---Chip Espinoza, coauthor of Managing the Millennials
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Vom Wandern

[Was bedeutet das alles?]

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159602648

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

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"Alles Gute ist wild und frei!" Thoreaus berühmter Essay gilt in seiner zivilisationskritischen Haltung als eine der wichtigsten Gründungsurkunden auch und besonders für den Naturschutz: Eingängig schildert er seine Schwierigkeiten mit der Verstädterung bzw. der Abstumpfung der Nicht-Landbevölkerung und entwirft mit Witz und zuweilen sogar bissigem Humor ein Gegenbild.
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