Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

“Because it's turtles all the way down,” I said again, feeling something akin to a spiritual revelation. I stopped at Mom's classroom for the last few minutes of lunch. I closed the door behind me and sat down at a desk opposite her.

Author: John Green

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241335444

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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John Green, the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars is back, with a book hailed by the Guardian as 'a new modern classic'. 'It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.' Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship. First edition includes an exclusive jacket poster featuring some of John's most brilliant and memorable quotes.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Introducing Ken Wilber

Introducing Ken Wilber

Way. Up,. and. All. the. Way. Down. Wilber discusses the infinite nature of the hierarchies of holons: And the point is, everything is basically a holon of some sort or another. ... “The elephant is resting on a turtle.

Author: Lew Howard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463481933

Category: Philosophy

Page: 500

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Ken Wilbers revolutionary thinking is beginning to shift the orientation of Western culture. Wilber combines his knowledge as mystic, scientist, psychologist and philosopher to create comprehensive concepts for understanding our world and our place in it. This integral approach is much needed in a world torn by conflicts of religion, culture, and ideology. Lew Howard says, I wrote this book to make the work of Ken Wilber accessible to the average person. Wilbers integral understanding (which is an interlocking whole) is broken down into concepts that can be individually understood. These understandings result in an integral conception of the Kosmos. Wilbers insights revolutionized my spiritual practiceand can do the same for you.
Categories: Philosophy

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

An the lecturur says " Ah , but what is the turtle standing on ? " An the little old lady says “ Ah , you think you're very clever , young man , very clever ! But it's turtles all the way down ! ” Turtles all the way ...

Author: Gaye Shortland

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029510117

Category: English fiction

Page: 316

View: 645

Categories: English fiction

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

Judy : Well , the way I was thinking about it was that if you take an individual and you put them in the ... got to make the decision about what information is allowed in there that may potentially change 36 TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.

Author: John Grinder

Publisher: Grinder Delozier & Assoc

ISBN: UCSC:32106018256716

Category: Self-Help

Page: 442

View: 697

Rich with humor and metaphors from other cultures and disciplines, Turtles develops the characteristics common to the geniuses whose patterning formed the initial body of NLP techniques. You will learn how these skills are readily available for cultivating your own personal genius in a way that is respectful of the power of the unconscious. This book is the documentary, with added notes and stories, of Grinder/Delozier's five day seminar called "Prerequisites To Personal Genius." John Grinder and Judith Delozier get their participants to think about the structure of thinking; how our thought patterns become our beliefs about reality. The limitations of those thought patterns can be overcome, however, when a person is able to expand his/her perceptual filters and model "geniuses" -- this is the process which has been shown in the lives of people such as Einstein, Milton Erickson, and Gregory Bateson. Throughout the book, the authors challenge you to reexamine the structures of your "mind" and the ways that all parts can be integrated in an internal dance.
Categories: Self-Help

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

This is a signed edition. Limited quantities available. "A wrenching and revelatory novel." - The New York Times "Green finds the language to describe the indescribable. . .

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0525555382

Category: Friendship

Page: 304

View: 894

This is a signed edition. Limited quantities available. "A wrenching and revelatory novel." - The New York Times "Green finds the language to describe the indescribable. . . . A must-read for those struggling with mental illness, or for their friends and family." --San Francisco Chronicle #1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller * #1 International Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza's story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Categories: Friendship

Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles

When the turtle splashed its flippers it created monsoons. ... When he asked for questions an elderly lady in the back of the room got up and said, "That is all rubbish. ... "Everyone knows that it is turtles all the way down!

Author: James R. Spotila

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880070

Category: Nature

Page: 227

View: 186

Presents a vivid description of the natural history and life cycle of the seven species of sea tutles, including diets and mating habits, the environmental dangers that threaten their survival, and current conservation efforts.
Categories: Nature

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down

Author: John Green

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1262751958

Category: Anxiety disorders

Page: 286

View: 724

Categories: Anxiety disorders

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close

And she said, “But it's turtles all the way down!” I love that story, because it shows how ignorant people can be. And also because I love tortoises. A few weeks after the worst day, I started writing lots of letters. I don't know why, ...

Author: Jonathan Safran Foer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780547416212

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 926

A funny, uplifting novel about a boy's journey through New York in the aftermath of September 11th from one of today's most celebrated writers. Nine-year-old Oskar Schell embarks on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts of an exhilarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey. With humor, tenderness, and awe, Jonathan Safran Foer confronts the traumas of our country's difficult history.
Categories: Fiction

Citizenville

Citizenville

TURTLES. ALL. THE. WAY. DOWN. In his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking told a funny story about an old woman at an astronomy lecture. The lecturer describes how the Earth orbits the sun, the sun orbits around other ...

Author: Gavin Newsom

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101605813

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 936

“Citizenville offers both an impassioned plea for more tech-enabled government and a tour d'horizon of the ways some governments have begun using technology to good effect… a fast-paced and engaging read” --San Francisco Chronicle A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy in the digital age, Citizenville reveals how ordinary Americans can reshape their government for the better. Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today’s government is stuck in the last century while—in both the private sector and our personal lives—absolutely everything else has changed. The explosion of social media, the evolution of Internet commerce, the ubiquity of smart phones that can access all the world’s information; in the face of these extraordinary advances, our government appears increasingly irrelevant and out of touch. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews with thinkers and politicians, Newsom’s Citizenville shows how Americans can transform their government, taking matters into their own hands to dissolve political gridlock even as they produce tangible changes in the real world. When local Web designers wanted to prevent muggings in Chicago and Oakland, they created innovative crime-mapping tools using public police data. When congressional representatives wanted citizens’ input on new legislation, they used interactive blogging tools to invite public comments and changes. When a town in Texas needed to drum up civic engagement, officials invented a local digital “currency” to reward citizens for participating in government—making small-town politics suddenly as fun and addictive as online games such as Farmville. Surveying the countless small advances made by ordinary Americans in reinventing government for the twenty-first century, Newsom unveils a path for American prosperity and democratic vitality. Newsom explains how twenty-first-century problems are too big and too expensive for the government simply to buy solutions; instead, Americans must innovate their way out. Just as the post office and the highway system provide public infrastructure to channel both personal and private enterprise—a platform upon which citizens can grow—so too could a modern digital government house the needs, concerns, information, and collaboration of an enlightened digital citizenry. A vision for better government that truly achieves the ancient goal of commonwealth and a triumphant call for individuals to reinvigorate the country with their own two hands, Citizenville is a timely road map for restoring American prosperity and for reinventing citizenship in today’s networked age.
Categories: Political Science