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Facing Up

Author : Steven Weinberg
ISBN : 9780674066403
Genre : Science
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Each of these essays struggles in one way or another with the necessity of facing up to the discovery that the laws of nature are impersonal, with no hint of a special status for human beings. Defending the spirit of science against its cultural adversaries, these essays express a viewpoint that is reductionist, realist, and devoutly secular. Together, they afford the general reader the unique pleasure of experiencing the superb sense, understanding, and knowledge of one of the most interesting and forceful scientific minds of our era.ease fill in marketing copy

Facing Up To The American Dream

Author : Jennifer L. Hochschild
ISBN : 1400821738
Genre : Social Science
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The ideology of the American dream--the faith that an individual can attain success and virtue through strenuous effort--is the very soul of the American nation. According to Jennifer Hochschild, we have failed to face up to what that dream requires of our society, and yet we possess no other central belief that can save the United States from chaos. In this compassionate but frightening book, Hochschild attributes our national distress to the ways in which whites and African Americans have come to view their own and each other's opportunities. By examining the hopes and fears of whites and especially of blacks of various social classes, Hochschild demonstrates that America's only unifying vision may soon vanish in the face of racial conflict and discontent. Hochschild combines survey data and vivid anecdote to clarify several paradoxes. Since the 1960s white Americans have seen African Americans as having better and better chances to achieve the dream. At the same time middle-class blacks, by now one-third of the African American population, have become increasingly frustrated personally and anxious about the progress of their race. Most poor blacks, however, cling with astonishing strength to the notion that they and their families can succeed--despite their terrible, perhaps worsening, living conditions. Meanwhile, a tiny number of the estranged poor, who have completely given up on the American dream or any other faith, threaten the social fabric of the black community and the very lives of their fellow blacks. Hochschild probes these patterns and gives them historical depth by comparing the experience of today's African Americans to that of white ethnic immigrants at the turn of the century. She concludes by claiming that America's only alternative to the social disaster of intensified racial conflict lies in the inclusiveness, optimism, discipline, and high-mindedness of the American dream at its best.

Facing Up

Author : Bear Grylls
ISBN : 9780330515399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became one of the youngest Britons to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, Bear Grylls overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue, dehydration and a last-minute illness to stand on top of the world's highest mountain. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith. 'No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime' Independent 'Bear's tale is by turns hilarious and horrific' Daily Telegraph 'Written with refreshing humility, this is a briskly told account, not of conquering Everest, but of realizing its power' Daily Mail 'A remarkable tale' Daily Express

Facing Up To The Past

Author : Takayuki Itō
ISBN : UOM:39015018870793
Genre : Historiography
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The Age Of Apology

Author : Mark Gibney
ISBN : 0812240332
Genre : Political Science
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In "The Age of Apology" twenty-two law, politics, and human rights scholars explore the legal, political, social, historical, moral, religious, and anthropological aspects of Western apologies.

Facing Up

Author : Peter G. Peterson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003446379
Genre : Business & Economics
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Surveys the American economy, describes the problems caused by the growing budget deficit, and suggests a plan to eliminate it

Facing Up

Author : Ned Stutman
ISBN : 9781440140990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Ned Stutman's often humorous account of his life with, and dying of, cancer. The book was completed by family and friends from his incomplete text after his death.

Facing Up To The Past

Author : Gert Oostindie
ISBN : 0852554621
Genre : Slavery
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Facing Up To Arrangements Face Count Formulas For Partitions Of Space By Hyperplanes

Author : Thomas Zaslavsky
ISBN : 9780821818541
Genre : Mathematics
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Facing Up To Fatherhood

Author : Miranda Lee
ISBN : 1459210948
Genre : Fiction
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"I'm not the baby's father!" When a beautiful brunette wheeled a baby carriage into Dominic Hunter's office, he knew he could not have forgotten making love to her! But Tina was convinced that Dominic was Bonnie's father—even if he did insist on denying paternity—and she was determined to make this heartless seducer face up to fatherhood. Heartless? Even Dominic couldn't resist baby Bonnie, whether she was his or not. Seducer? Suddenly Dominic couldn't resist being that, either; never before had he wanted a woman—Tina—so much....

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