Writing the Book of the World

Author: Theodore Sider

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199697906

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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Theodore Sider presents a broad new vision of metaphysics centred on the idea of structure. To describe the world well we must use concepts that 'carve at the joints', so that conceptual structure matches reality's structure. This approach illuminates a wide range of topics, such as time, modality, ontology, and the status of metaphysics itself.

The Book on Writing

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well

Author: Paula LaRocque

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 1933338946

Category: Authorship

Page: 240

View: 452


Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.

Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics

Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice

Author: Eric Gutstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136284656

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Mathematics education in the United States can reproduce social inequalities whether schools use either "basic-skills" curricula to prepare mainly low-income students of color for low-skilled service jobs or "standards-based" curricula to ready students for knowledge-intensive positions. And working for fundamental social change and rectifying injustice are rarely included in any mathematics curriculum. Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics argues that mathematics education should prepare students to investigate and critique injustice, and to challenge, in words and actions, oppressive structures and acts. Based on teacher-research, the book provides a theoretical framework and practical examples for how mathematics educators can connect schooling to a larger sociopolitical context and concretely teach mathematics for social justice.

I Can Write the World

Author: Joshunda Sanders

Publisher: Six Foot Press

ISBN: 9781644420010

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Eight-year-old Ava Murray wants to know why there's a difference between the warm, friendly Bronx neighborhood filled with music and art in which she lives and the Bronx she sees in news stories on TV and on the Internet. When her mother explains that the power of stories lies in the hands of those who write them, Ava decides to become a journalist. I Can Write the World follows Ava as she explores her vibrant South Bronx neighborhood - buildings whose walls boast gorgeous murals of historical figures as well as intricate, colorful street art, the dozens of different languages and dialects coming from the mouths of passersby, the many types of music coming out of neighbors' windows and passing cars. In reporting how the music and art and culture of her neighborhood reflect the diversity of the people of New York City, Ava shows the world as she sees it, revealing to children the power of their own voice.

Secrets of the World's Bestselling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

Author: Francis L. Fugate

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631680099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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All the hard-earned storytelling skills of Erle Stanley Gardner, creator of Petty Mason and still the world’s biggest-selling writer, are revealed in this informative, entertaining, and instructive book. The authors clearly present and analyze all the elements of narrative-character, plot, conflict, and resolution-as Gardner used them. Numerous extraordinary charts, diagrams , and outlines makes his hard-earned technical skills available to the reader in practical and useful forms. This book is ideal for Gardner collectors and fans, and equally for students of writing at all levels-would be writers, neophytes, and even published authors-for it offers one of the most practical and professional courses ever in storytelling technique.

The Global Novel

Writing the World in the 21st Century

Author: Adam Kirsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997722901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 135

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What will 21st century fiction look like? Acclaimed literary critic Adam Kirsch examines some of our most beloved writers, including Haruki Murakami, Elena Ferrante, Roberto Bolano, and Margaret Atwood, to better understand literature in the age of globalization. The global novel, he finds, is not so much a genre as a way of imagining the world, one that allows the novel to address both urgent contemporary concerns -- climate change, genetic engineering, and immigration -- along with timeless themes, such as morality, society, and human relationships. Whether its stories take place on the scale of the species or the small town, the global novel situates its characters against the widest background of the imagination. The way we live now demands nothing less than the global perspective our best novelists have to offer.

Best Damn Hip Hop Writing

The Book of Dart

Author: Dart Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999730669

Category: Music

Page: 174

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Best Damn Hip Hop Writing: The Book of Dart encapsulates one of the defining voices in hip hop music criticism today. Each essay in this collection is written by Dart Adams, a writer whose work has been featured in various leading hip hop publications, including Okayplayer, DJBooth, Mass Appeal, and Hip Hop Wired. Dart's writing, which takes a laser sharp focus on history, is engaging and always highly informative. Edited by Amir Ali Said and Best Damn Writing series creator and BeatTips founder, Amir Said (Said), this collection of essays speaks to the heart and evolution of hip hop, and it offers an intimate look at the world's most powerful music culture.

Writing the World

Understanding William Stafford

Author: Judith Kitchen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870714566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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An excellent introduction for readers coming to Stafford for the first time and a valuable overview of the work for the many readers already familiar with his poetry, this book offers the best single guide to one of the most respected and celebrated poets of our time.

Home and Away

Writing the Beautiful Game

Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard,Fredrik Ekelund

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374714649

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 3705


Two world-class writers reveal themselves to be the ultimate soccer fans in these collected letters Karl Ove Knausgaard is sitting at home in Skåne with his wife, four small children, and dog. He is watching soccer on TV and falls asleep in front of the set. He likes 0-0 draws, cigarettes, coffee, and Argentina. Fredrik Ekelund is away, in Brazil, where he plays soccer on the beach and watches matches with others. Ekelund loves games that end up 4-3 and teams that play beautiful soccer. He likes caipirinhas and Brazil. Home and Away is an unusual soccer book, in which the two authors use soccer and the World Cup in Brazil as the arena for reflections on life and death, art and politics, class and literature. What does it mean to be at home in a globalized world? This exchange of letters opens up new vistas and gives us stories from the lives of two creative writers. We get under their skin and gain insight into their relationships with modern times and soccer’s place in their lives, the significance the game has for people in general, and the question Was this the best soccer championship ever?

Writing the History of Mathematics: Its Historical Development

Author: Joseph W. Dauben,Christoph J. Scriba

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764361679

Category: Mathematics

Page: 689

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As an historiographic monograph, this book offers a detailed survey of the professional evolution and significance of an entire discipline devoted to the history of science. It provides both an intellectual and a social history of the development of the subject from the first such effort written by the ancient Greek author Eudemus in the Fourth Century BC, to the founding of the international journal, Historia Mathematica, by Kenneth O. May in the early 1970s.