Can a Bee Sting a Bee

Can a Bee Sting a Bee

In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?—a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children.

Author: Gemma Elwin Harris

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062223241

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 559

In the spirit of Schott’s Miscellany, The Magic of Reality, and The Dangerous Book for Boys comes Can a Bee Sting a Bee?—a smart, illuminating, essential, and utterly delightful handbook for perplexed parents and their curious children. Author Gemma Elwin Harris has lovingly compiled weighty questions from precocious grade school children—queries that have long dumbfounded even intelligent adults—and she’s gathered together a notable crew of scientists, specialists, philosophers, and writers to answer them. Authors Mary Roach and Phillip Pullman, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, chef Gordon Ramsay, adventurist Bear Gryllis, and linguist Noam Chomsky are among the top experts responding to the Big Questions from Little People, (“Do animals have feelings?”, “Why can’t I tickle myself?”, “Who is God?”) with well-known comedians, columnists, and raconteurs offering hilarious alternative answers. Miles above your average general knowledge and trivia collections, this charming compendium is a book fans of the E.H. Gombrich classic, A Little History of the World, will adore.
Categories: Reference

Big Questions Book of Sex Consent

Big Questions Book of Sex   Consent

What this book is NOT: The fear-based How-To on sex and consent, oversimplified and focused on technicalities, that represents so much of our sexual education today.

Author: Donna Freitas

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781646140190

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 812

What this book is NOT: The fear-based How-To on sex and consent, oversimplified and focused on technicalities, that represents so much of our sexual education today. What this book IS: A journey into the Big Questions that will turn you into a thinking person about sex and consent, with the ability to wrestle towards the answers that work for YOU and continue to wrestle towards them for the rest of your life. What is the meaning and purpose of sex? How does it intersect with who I am? Why are people so afraid of it? What does a healthy and joyful approach to sex look like for me? Why is consent so much more than a yes or no question? Who this book is FOR: Everybody!! No matter your sexuality, gender, religion, or race. What could be more essential?
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling ...

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473696006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 693

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Little Book of Big Questions

My Little Book of Big Questions

"Presents a collection of questions for young readers to go on a dreamlike wander through the boundaries of possibility and reality."--Provided by publisher.

Author: Britta Teckentrup

Publisher: Prestel Junior

ISBN: 3791373765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 873

Presents a collection of questions for young readers to go on a dreamlike wander through the boundaries of possibility and reality.
Categories: Philosophy

Big Questions

Big Questions

This beautiful minimalist story, collected here for the first time, is the culmination of ten years and more than six hundred pages of work that details the metaphysical quandaries of the occupants of an endless plain, existing somewhere ...

Author: Anders Nilsen

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 1770460470

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 658

View: 396

A New York Times Notable Book of 2011, included on Amazon.com, Publishers Weekly, and NPR'S Best Comics lists A haunting postmodern fable, Big Questions is the magnum opus of Anders Nilsen, one of the brightest and most talented young cartoonists working today. This beautiful minimalist story, collected here for the first time, is the culmination of ten years and more than six hundred pages of work that details the metaphysical quandaries of the occupants of an endless plain, existing somewhere between a dream and a Russian steppe. A downed plane is thought to be a bird and the unexploded bomb that came from it is mistaken for a giant egg by the group of birds whose lives the story follows. The indifferent, stranded pilot is of great interest to the birds--some doggedly seek his approval, while others do quite the opposite, leading to tensions in the group. Nilsen seamlessly moves from humor to heartbreak. His distinctive, detailed line work is paired with plentiful white space and large, often frameless panels, conveying an ineffable sense of vulnerability and openness. Big Questions has roots in classic fables--the birds and snakes have more to say than their human counterparts, and there are hints of the hero's journey, but here the easy moral that closes most fables is left open and ambiguous. Rather than lending its world meaning, Nilsen's parable lets the questions wander where they will.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Big Questions in Science

The Big Questions in Science

Author: Hayley Birch

Publisher:

ISBN: 0233004890

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 959

What are the great scientific questions of our modern age and why don't we know the answers? This volume takes on the most fascinating and pressing mysteries we have yet to crack and explains how tantalisingly close science is to solving them (or how frustratingly out of reach they remain).
Categories: Science

Big Questions from Little People Answered by Some Very Big People

Big Questions from Little People     Answered by Some Very Big People

Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts.

Author: Gemma Elwin Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571288510

Category: Philosophy

Page: 317

View: 741

Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me?But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of life, the universe and why cakes taste so nice. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracey Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more.For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC(Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717)
Categories: Philosophy

Metaphysics

Metaphysics

With updated commentary from the editors, this collection is essential reading for those seeking answers to some of the most puzzling questions about the world and our place in it.

Author: Peter van Inwagen

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405125861

Category: Philosophy

Page: 654

View: 569

This extensively revised and expanded edition of van Inwagen and Zimmerman’s popular collection of readings in metaphysics now features twenty-two additional selections, new sections on existence and reality, and an updated editorial commentary. Collects classic and contemporary readings in metaphysics Answers some of the most puzzling questions about our world and our place in it Covers an unparalleled range of topics Now includes a new section on existence and reality, expanded discussions on many classic issues, and an updated editorial commentary
Categories: Philosophy

Big Questions from Little People

Big Questions from Little People

Compiles actual questions from schoolchildren and the answers from the world's greatest experts, including Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Bear Grylls, and Gordon Ramsay.

Author: Gemma Elwin Harris

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 0062223224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 116

Compiles actual questions from schoolchildren and the answers from the world's greatest experts, including Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Bear Grylls, and Gordon Ramsay.
Categories: Philosophy

The Big Questions A Short Introduction to Philosophy

The Big Questions  A Short Introduction to Philosophy

To give you the flexibility to fit the book to your course, the authors have designed each chapter with self-contained discussions, thus making it easy for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order.

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305955447

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 492

Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. Through an exploration of timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, the authors provide students with the context they need for an understanding of the foundational issues, while giving them the impetus and confidence to establish their own informed positions on these big questions. To give you the flexibility to fit the book to your course, the authors have designed each chapter with self-contained discussions, thus making it easy for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

The Big Questions

The Big Questions

Professor Lou Marinoff's first book drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve our everyday problems, launching a movement that restored philosophy to what it once was: useful in all walks of life.

Author: Lou Marinoff

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408807279

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

View: 231

Professor Lou Marinoff's first book drew on the wisdom of the great philosophers to solve our everyday problems, launching a movement that restored philosophy to what it once was: useful in all walks of life. Now, in The Big Questions, he takes the concept to the next level, applying centuries of philosophy and great literature to answer central questions of modern existence. Urging us not to accept victimhood as the by-product of modern life, Professor Marinoff uses specific case studies from his counseling practice to show how wisdom from the great thinkers can help us define our own philosophy, and thereby reclaim our sense of well-being. He asks and answers questions that go to the heart of the human condition: How do we know what is right? How can we cope with change? Why can't we all get along? And, most centrally, how can we use the centuries of wisdom that have come before us to help us answer these questions and feel at ease in the world? Accessible, entertaining, and profoundly useful, The Big Questions mixes wisdom from the great thinkers with specific case studies to illuminate how a shift in perspective can truly be life changing. Lou Marinoff is the author of the international hit Plato, Not Prozac!, which has been published in twenty languages. A professor of philosophy at the City College of New York, Marinoff is also the founding president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Praise for Plato, Not Prozac: 'What exactly is philosophical practice? Marinoff calls it 'therapy for the sane.' In a nutshell, it's using the 2,500-year-old tradition of philosophy to solve everyday problems, like work, relationship and family issues. It's a return to what philosophy was meant to be - a guideline for a way of life.'-Salon.Com 'Plato, Not Prozac! looks to become the bible of the "philosophical counseling" movement.' -Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine 'The ancient think
Categories: Philosophy

The Little Book of Big Questions

The Little Book of Big Questions

Two hundred questions, anecdotes, and meditations to help you explore and assess your spiritual side, from the author of Conversations With Dog.

Author: Jonathan Robinson

Publisher: Mango Media

ISBN: 9781609254810

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 712

A collection of perennial questions about the nature of God, the reason for evil, the meaning of death, the variety of spiritual experiences, and similar subjects offers a simple, effective tool for exploring all aspects of spirituality.
Categories: Self-Help

The Big Questions A Short Introduction to Philosophy

The Big Questions  A Short Introduction to Philosophy

Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133610641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 135

Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. You'll explore timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, gaining the context you need for an understanding of the foundational issues, as well as the confidence to establish your own informed positions on these big questions. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Philosophy

O s Little Guide to the Big Questions

O s Little Guide to the Big Questions

The sixth and final instalment in this series of small, inspirational books from the editors of O, the Oprah Magazine, O's Little Guide to the Big Questions is a collection of thought-provoking stories and essays on the wisdom to be gleaned ...

Author: The Editors of O, the Oprah Magazine

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509832545

Category: Self-Help

Page:

View: 312

The sixth and final instalment in this series of small, inspirational books from the editors of O, the Oprah Magazine, O's Little Guide to the Big Questions is a collection of thought-provoking stories and essays on the wisdom to be gleaned from asking (and answering) life’s biggest questions. With contributions from Gloria Steinem, Rita Wilson and many more inspirational writers and artists, this stunning collection will help you find your route personal happiness. What matters most? What is my purpose? When is the right time to make a change? Who is most important to me? Asking (and answering) the big questions can be terrifying – but it is the only way to put yourself on the path towards living your best life. Big questions can be forces of empowerment, motivation and clarification. The editors at O, The Oprah Magazine have combed through the magazine’s extensive archives to assemble O’s Little Guide to the Big Questions, a collection of stirring, motivating, thought-provoking pieces from great writers and celebrated thinkers, that offers wise guidance and inspiration to anyone feeling lost or in need of a reset.
Categories: Self-Help

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Offers the renowned scientist's final thoughts on using science to address the most important challenges facing humanity.

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473695996

Category: Inquiry (Theory of knowledge)

Page: 247

View: 609

THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.
Categories: Inquiry (Theory of knowledge)

The Big Questions in Science and Religion

The Big Questions in Science and Religion

Explores ten questions that consider if religious beliefs can survive in the scientific age.

Author: Keith Ward

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781599471358

Category: Philosophy

Page: 281

View: 860

Explores ten questions that consider if religious beliefs can survive in the scientific age.
Categories: Philosophy

Life s Big Questions

Life s Big Questions

How can the sixty-six books of the Bible have a single message for us today? What unites the vastly different accounts of God's work in the world? How do the various genres of the Bible work together?

Author: Vaughan Roberts

Publisher: IVP Books

ISBN: 0830853677

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 999

How can the sixty-six books of the Bible have a single message for us today? What unites the vastly different accounts of God's work in the world? How do the various genres of the Bible work together? Vaughan Roberts believes that the Bible tells a single story for all time. He draws out the Bible's message of Jesus Christ and God's redemption through him in six big questions: Who rules the world? What does it mean to be human? How should we view money? Is a perfect relationship possible? How does the Holy Spirit work in the world and in our lives? What is God's plan for the world? This companion volume to Roberts's previous book, God's Big Picture, will not only help you answer these questions, but also give you tools to transform your own Bible study in light of the whole story of God.
Categories: Religion

O s Little Guide to the Big Questions

O s Little Guide to the Big Questions

Among the many jewels in the collection, Terry Tempest Williams describes the utter shock of opening her late mother's journals-and the lessons she gleaned from what she found inside; Thich Nhat Hanh finds compassion in the midst of anger; ...

Author: THE EDITORS OF O MAGAZINE (THE OPRAH.)

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1509832556

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 267

The sixth and final instalment in our series of small, inspirational books from the editors of O, the Oprah Magazine, O's Little Guide to the Big Questions is a collection of thought-provoking stories and essays on the wisdom to be gleaned from asking (and answering) life's biggest questions. What matters most? What is my purpose? When is the right time to make a change? Who is most important to me? Asking (and answering) the big questions can be terrifying - but it is the only way to put yourself on the path towards living your best life. Big questions can be forces of empowerment, motivation and clarification. The editors at O, The Oprah Magazine have combed through the magazine's extensive archives to assemble O's Little Guide to the Big Questions, a collection of stirring, motivating, thought-provoking pieces from great writers and celebrated thinkers, that offers wise guidance and inspiration to anyone feeling lost or in need of a reset.
Categories: Self-Help

The Big Questions Philosophy

The Big Questions  Philosophy

Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy--and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers.

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623652111

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 163

Bestselling author Simon Blackburn tackles the key questions in philosophy--and provides easy-to-understand and enlightening answers. In Big Questions: Philosophy, bestselling author Simon Blackburn addresses the 20 essential questions: What is the meaning of life? Am I free? Why is there something and not nothing? What do we really know? Is there such a thing as society? Can machines think? What is time? How can I deceive myself? Why be good? What fills up space? Can we truly understand each other? Why do things keep on keeping on? Are we rational? What am I? What are my rights? Is truth relative? Do we need God? What is human nature? What is beauty? Is death to be feared?
Categories: Philosophy

The Big Questions

The Big Questions

What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers? This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 9780143772385

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 261

New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers? This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better. A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation. Writers are: Dame Anne Salmond, Judge Andrew Becroft; Rod Oram; Jacinta Ruru; Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Tim Watkin; Derek Handley; Jarrod Gilbert; Stuart McNaughton; David Brougham and Jarrod Haar; Golriz Ghahraman; Theresa Gattung; Peter O'Connor; and Leonie Freeman.
Categories: Social Science