Truth and Beauty

Aesthetics and Motivations in Science

Author: S. Chandrasekhar

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022616277X

Category: Science

Page: 180

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"What a splendid book! Reading it is a joy, and for me, at least, continuing reading it became compulsive. . . . Chandrasekhar is a distinguished astrophysicist and every one of the lectures bears the hallmark of all his work: precision, thoroughness, lucidity."—Sir Hermann Bondi, Nature The late S. Chandrasekhar was best known for his discovery of the upper limit to the mass of a white dwarf star, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983. He was the author of many books, including The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes and, most recently, Newton's Principia for the Common Reader.

The Universe and the Teacup

The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty

Author: K. C. Cole

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547546149

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 2267

From the acclaimed Los Angeles Times science writer, a wise, witty, and elegant study of how math provides practical solutions to everyday problems. Are the secrets of the universe written in words—or is it all about the digits? K.C. Cole follows up her paean to the power of physics, Sympathetic Vibrations, with this engaging and accessible guide to the might and majesty of mathematics. The Universe and the Teacup uses relatable examples, humorous prose, and whimsical line drawings to demonstrate math’s ability to “translate the complexity of the world into manageable patterns.” Cole shows how mathematical concepts illuminate everything from human risk-taking behavior to astronomical investigation, game theory to logic problems—not to mention the very structure of the universe itself. Brimming with trivia stressing the importance of math throughout history, this is a book both math nerds and the “innumerate” everyday person can enjoy in equal measure. “Cole writes clearly, simply and vividly,” noted The New York Times. “She so obviously likes mathematics, the reader can't help liking it too.” Filled with “a thousand fascinating facts and shrewd observations (Martin Gardner, Los Angeles Times), this book demonstrates how the truth and beauty of everything, from relativity to rainbows, is all in the numbers.

Truth & Beauty

A Friendship

Author: Ann Patchett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061754811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 932

What happens when the person who is your family is someone you aren't bound to by blood? What happens when the person you promise to love and to honor for the rest of your life is not your lover, but your best friend? In Truth & Beauty, her frank and startlingly intimate first work of nonfiction, Ann Patchett shines a fresh, revealing light on the world of women's friendships and shows us what it means to stand together. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writers' Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work was. In her critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, Lucy Grealy wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, the years of chemotherapy and radiation, and then the endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared. This is a portrait of unwavering commitment that spans twenty years, from the long, cold winters of the Midwest, to surgical wards, to book parties in New York. Through love, fame, drugs, and despair, this book shows us what it means to be part of two lives that are intertwined. This is a tender, brutal book about loving a person we cannot save. It is about loyalty, and about being lifted up by the sheer effervescence of someone who knew how to live life to the fullest.

Truth And Beauty: The Story Of Pulp

Author: Mark Sturdy

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121030

Category: Music

Page: 424

View: 1505

Mark Sturdy traces the unlikely saga of Jarvis Cocker and his ever-changing band in meticulous detail, from schoolboy promise to semi-retirement. If Cocker's career was launched by a precocious session on John Peel's show, his stated ambition was always to be on Top Of The Pops... and despite his edgy lyrics and dour manner, he has often seemed more at home as media jester than serious pop performer. Illustrated and including a comprehensive discography.

Hobbema and Heidegger

On Truth and Beauty

Author: Rivca Gordon,Ḥayim Gordon

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481685

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1510

This book shows how the beautiful landscape paintings of Meindert Hobbema, a seventeenth-century painter of the Dutch Golden Age, are in accord with the thought of Martin Heidegger, a twentieth-century philosopher, on beauty and truth. Since little is known about Hobbema’s life, this work concentrates on ideas that are central to Heidegger’s philosophy of art and beauty and the way these ideas are attuned to Hobbema’s landscapes. Heidegger holds that the beauty of a great work of art calls out from that work and is firmly linked to the disclosure of hidden truths concerning essences of beings. This book illustrates in detail that beauty and such truths indeed call out from Hobbema’s paintings.

Freedom, Truth and Beauty

Author: Edward Doyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406825972

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 88

View: 1167

Author of Cagliostro, Moody Moments, The American Soldier, Te Haunted Temple and other poems.

Gems of Truth & Beauty

Author: Charles Spurgeon,T. De Witt Talmage,Henry Ward Beecher,D. L. Moody,Joseph Parker,Thomas Guthrie

Publisher: Gideon House Books

ISBN: 1943133433

Category: Religion

Page: 282

View: 7078

Pastors, scholars and lay Christians alike will be delighted and challenged by this rare and carefully selected collection of insightful sermons and addresses. The godly wisdom found in this collection from spiritual giants of the 19th century: Talmage, Beecher, Moody, Spurgeon, Guthrie and Parker, is just as powerful and relevant for the Church today as when these sermons were originally penned. Take a step away from the noise of our modern world and let these men of God serve you a feast of meat from God’s holy Word.

Truth and Beauty

A Friendship

Author: Ann Patchett

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007196784

Category: Disfigured persons

Page: 257

View: 9894

Tender but brutal, this portrait of unwavering commitment shines light on the little-explored world of women's friendships through the author's relationship with critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.

The Psychology of Wine

Truth and Beauty by the Glass

Author: Evan Mitchell,Brian Mitchell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313376506

Category: Cooking

Page: 202

View: 8137

A pleasure to read and contemplate, this book reaches beyond the conventional to celebrate the poetry of wine, as well as the reasons behind its unique resonance with the human psyche.

A Mathematical Mystery Tour

Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos

Author: A. K. Dewdney

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471407348

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

View: 4974

Praise for A. K. Dewdney Yes, We Have No Neutrons "We need more books like this-especially if they're this much fun to read." -Wired "Dewdney manages to make this catalog of error entertaining as well as instructive; good medicine for both skeptics and true believers." -Kirkus Reviews "Written with wit and a touch of pathos-and sure to please science lovers." -Publishers Weekly 200% of Nothing "It is impossible to read this timely, important book without enjoyment and eye-opening enlightenment." -Martin Gardner "An entertaining, stinging expos?." -Publishers Weekly

Truth and Beauty

Author: Cassidy Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857159953

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 3519

Nobody ever said love was easy. He's finally found his soul mate, but if they're to have their happy ever after they'll need to survive family disapproval, tragedy and blackmail. Damian is staring down the barrel of thirty-five with three ex-wives and countless lovers behind him, an uncertain future ahead and a feeling that something is missing. A visit from his best friend Alex is just what he needs. But Alex, just returned from a stint in Africa with an aid agency, is traumatised by his experience, suffering flashbacks and nightmares. When he finds out what happened to Alex, something he doesn't quite understand shifts in Damian. It takes the intervention of his first ex-wife to make Damian realise that not only does he have deeper feelings for Alex, but Alex hasn't been completely honest with him about his own feelings. Damian's father is less than pleased with the new, improved relationship, and threatens to disown Damian unless he ends it. But Damian has finally found his path and will not be bullied by a father who has been trying to control him his whole life. He and Alex leave together for London and a new life. However, a family tragedy soon brings Damian home and he is faced with another sea change. Alex is right there at his side to offer support and love, as always, but Damian's father's continued interference threatens the life they are trying to build together. He must find a way to deal with his father once and for all.

Truth and Beauty

Verse Biography in Canada, Austrlia and New Zealand

Author: Anna Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781776560974

Category: Biographical poetry

Page: 250

View: 7287

With essays on such influential verse biographers as Margaret Atwood, Dorothy Porter, Michael Ondaatje and Anne Carson along with newer practitioners such as Chris Orsman, Jordie Albiston, Robert Sullivan and Tusiata Avia, this collection looks at the inevitable tensions that arise between historical fact and the work of imagination - and the competing and complementary claims of truth and beauty. Contributors: Airini Beautrais, Amy Brown, Russell Coldicutt, Joan Fleming, Shari Kocher, Tom McLean, Bridget Orr, Ian Rae, Erin Scudder and Jessica L. Wilkinson.

Light of Truth and Beauty

The Lectures of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson 1817-1875

Author: Alexander Thomson

Publisher: Twayne Publishers


Category: Architecture

Page: 200

View: 3618


Secrets of Truth and Beauty

Author: Megan Frazer

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9781423117117

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 2361

And the first runner up is.../DIV DIVWhen Dara Cohen was little, she was a bright, shiny star. She was the cutest seven-year-old who ever sang Ella Fitzgerald, and it was no wonder she was crowned Little Miss Maine. That was then. Now Dara's seventeen and she's not so little anymore. So not little, that when her classmates find out about her illustrious resume, their jaws drop. That's just one of her many problems. Another is that her control-freak mom won’t get off her case about anything. Yet the one that hurts the most is the family secret: Dara has an older sister her parents tried to erase from their lives. When a disastrously misinterpreted English project lands her in the counselor’s office--and her parents pull her out of school to save face--Dara realizes she has a decision to make. She can keep following the rules and being misunderstood, or she can finally reach out to the sister she’s never met--a sister who lives on a collective goat farm in Massachusetts. Dara chooses B. What follows is a summer of revelations, some heartbreaking, some joyous; of friendship, romance, a local beauty pageant; and choices. And as autumn approaches, Dara finds she may have to let go of everything she's taken for granted in order to figure out who she really is, and what family really means.

Truth and Beauty Bombs

A Softer World

Author: Emily Horne,Joey Comeau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936561919

Category: Graphic novels

Page: 192

View: 4830

Voted one of the Best Webcomics of 2005, A Softer World makes it's print debut in this 192 page colour, glossy book that features the best comics from the first three years (2003 - 2006) plus 20 new, never before published cartoons.