Figuring

Written By Maria Popova
Figuring
  • Publsiher : Vintage
  • Release : 05 February 2019
  • ISBN : 1524748145
  • Pages : 592 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Figuring by author: Maria Popova which was release on 05 February 2019 and published by Vintage with total page 592 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists—mostly women, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, experience, and appreciate the universe. Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Herman Melville, Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, feminism, the history of science, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, poetry, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

Figuring

Figuring
  • Author : Maria Popova
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Total pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed ...

Figuring it Out

Figuring it Out
  • Author : Ann B. Shteir,Bernard V. Lightman
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 386
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science....

Figuring Grief

Figuring Grief
  • Author : Karen Elizabeth Smythe
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 213
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Karen Smythe's theoretical study is concerned largely with the works of two of the best short story writers in the English language Mavis Gallant and Alice Munro. Although Gallant and Munro have received increasing attention in recent years, most critics have taken a general approach to their works, usually discussing ...

Figuring the East

Figuring the East
  • Author : Marie-Paule Ha
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-01
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Examines the ambiguous constructions of the Orient in the works of four major twentieth-century French writers....

Figuring Violence

Figuring Violence
  • Author : Rebecca A. Adelman
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : In the United States, the early years of the war on terror were marked by the primacy of affects like fear and insecurity. These aligned neatly with the state’s drive toward intensive securitization and an aggressive foreign policy. But for the broader citizenry, such affects were tolerable at best ...

Figuring Poesis

Figuring Poesis
  • Author : Evans Lansing Smith
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 199
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Figuring Poesis focuses on the interrelations between myth and geometrical symbolism in literature since the end of the Second World War. Detailed readings of a wide range of works contextualize allusions to the myths of the apocalypse, the great goddess, alchemy, the labyrinth, and the descent to the underworld. The ...

Figuring Motion

Figuring Motion
  • Author : Terry Rosenberg,Linda Nutter,Richard Kendall
  • Publisher : Terry Rosenberg
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : "Artist Terry Rosenberg is known for his fluid abstract paintings and drawings of dancers in motion. His works are known for their intrinsic ability to capture the dancer in the process of becoming the dance. This elegant publication has been produeced to celebrate his 25 year career. Featured are over 60 color ...

Figuring Gender

Figuring Gender
  • Author : Mary Katherine McCullough
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Total pages : 584
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Read online Figuring Gender written by Mary Katherine McCullough, published by which was released on 1992. Download full Figuring Gender Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Figuring Figures

Figuring Figures
  • Author : Jon Mulberg
  • Publisher : Pearson Education
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 157
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Current books on statistics and data analysis assume a certain level of knowledge on the part of the student. Figuring Figures avoids the shortcomings of introductory data analysis books by focusing on the communication of data, as understanding the data presented by others is just as important as being able ...

Figuring Jasper Johns

Figuring Jasper Johns
  • Author : Fred Orton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Fred Orton's reading of John's oeuvre focuses on three key works - Untitled (1972), Flag (1954-55), and Painted Bronze (1960). Adroitly combining formal theoretical analyses and historical reflection, Orton explores each painting until the distinction between "picture" and "context" dissolves and his subject appears in a wholly new frame. Here we see ...

Figuring Out People

Figuring Out People
  • Author : L. Michael Hall,Bobby G. Bodenhammer
  • Publisher : Crown House Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 293
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Annotation This is the definitive book on Meta-Programs. It provides an in-depth explanation of how Meta-Programs work and contains over fifty examples, presenting a clear insight into our own behaviour as well as that of other people. Figuring Out People challenges us to understand how a change in behaviour can ...

The Effectiveness of the Programed Instruction Unit Figuring Board Feet for Teaching Vocational Agriculture Students in New York State

The Effectiveness of the Programed Instruction Unit  Figuring Board Feet  for Teaching Vocational Agriculture Students in New York State
  • Author : George Willis Dayger
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Total pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Read online The Effectiveness of the Programed Instruction Unit Figuring Board Feet for Teaching Vocational Agriculture Students in New York State written by George Willis Dayger, published by which was released on 1965. Download full The Effectiveness of the Programed Instruction Unit Figuring Board Feet for Teaching Vocational Agriculture Students in ...

Figuring Out the Jeepney Drivers

Figuring Out the Jeepney Drivers
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Total pages : 42
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : Read online Figuring Out the Jeepney Drivers written by , published by which was released on 1983. Download full Figuring Out the Jeepney Drivers Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Figuring The Joy Of Numbers

Figuring  The Joy Of Numbers
  • Author : Shakuntala Devi
  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2005-03
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : There is a range and richness to numbers. They can come alive, cease to be symbols written on a black board, and lead the reader into a world of intellectual adventure where calculations are thrilling. In Figuring: The Joy of Numbers, Shakuntala Devi dramatizes the endless fascination of numbers and ...

Figuring the Sacred

Figuring the Sacred
  • Author : Paul Ricœur
  • Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1524748145
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Summary : The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies and biblical interpretation. The 28 papers contained in this volume constitute the most comprehensive overview of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his sensitivity to the mystery of religious language offer fresh insight to the ...