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Life Within Limits

Author : Michael Jackson
ISBN : 9780822349150
Genre : History
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Noted anthropologist Michael Jackson examines the problem of well-being and the question as to what makes life worthwhile

Life Within Limits

Author : Michael D. Jackson
ISBN : 0822348926
Genre : Social Science
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The sense that well-being remains elusive, transitory, and unevenly distributed is felt by the rich as well as the poor, and in all societies. To explore this condition of existential dissatisfaction, the anthropologist Michael Jackson traveled to Sierra Leone, described in a recent UN report as the “least livable” country in the world. There he revisited the village where he did his first ethnographic fieldwork in 1969–70 and lived in 1979. Jackson writes that Africans have always faced forces from without that imperil their lives and livelihoods. Though these forces have assumed different forms at different times—slave raiding, warfare, epidemic illness, colonial domination, state interference, economic exploitation, and corrupt government—they are subject to the same mix of magical and practical reactions that affluent Westerners deploy against terrorist threats, illegal immigration, market collapse, and economic recession. Both the problem of well-being and the question of what makes life worthwhile are grounded in the mystery of existential discontent—the question as to why human beings, regardless of their external circumstances, are haunted by a sense of insufficiency and loss. While philosophers have often asked the most searching questions regarding the human condition, Jackson suggests that ethnographic method offers one of the most edifying ways of actually exploring those questions.

Life Within Limits

Author : Eleanor Stone Roensch
ISBN : IND:30000044431017
Genre : History
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A Life Without Limits

Author : Chrissie Wellington
ISBN : 9781455523139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 2007, Chrissie Wellington shocked the triathlon world by winning the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a newcomer to the sport and a complete unknown to the press, Chrissie's win shook up the sport. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS is the story of her rise to the top, a journey that has taken her around the world, from a childhood in England, to the mountains of Nepal, to the oceans of New Zealand, and the trails of Argentina, and first across the finish line. Wellington's first-hand, inspiring story includes all the incredible challenges she has faced--from anorexia to near--drowning to training with a controversial coach. But to Wellington, the drama of the sports also presents an opportunity to use sports to improve people's lives. A LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS reveals the heart behind Wellington's success, along with the diet, training and motivational techniques that keep her going through one of the world's most grueling events.

Living Within Limits

Author : Kenneth M. Merz
ISBN : 9780875865867
Genre : Science
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Presenting his view of life as "optimism triumphant," Dr. Ken Merz, Sr., reflects on the limits of life, the limits of the physical universe, and the role of humans in that universe. He explains various laws of science while reviewing aspects of physical reality, aspects of biological reality, and definitions of scientific reality. Discussing mankind's ongoing search for truth, he examines the distinction between believing and knowing. The book's themes include time and change, with a consideration of the work of Darwin, Mendel, and Watson and Crick. Explaining the basics of the double helix of DNA and the micro evolution of life, Dr. Merz ponders individualism and evolution, and makes a plea for humans to wield their power over life responsibly. --From publisher's description.

Love Within Limits

Author : Lewis B. Smedes
ISBN : 080281753X
Genre : Religion
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Life At The Limits

Author : David A. Wharton
ISBN : 1139431943
Genre : Science
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We are fascinated by the seemingly impossible places in which organisms can live. There are frogs that freeze solid, worms that dry out and bacteria that survive temperatures over 100 ̊C. What seems extreme to us is, however, not extreme to these organisms. In this captivating account, the reader is taken on a tour of extreme environments, and shown the remarkable abilities of organisms to survive a range of extreme conditions, such as high and low temperatures and desiccation. This book considers how organisms survive major stresses and what extreme organisms can tell us about the origin of life and the possibilities of extraterrestrial life. These organisms have an extreme biology, which involves many aspects of their physiology, ecology and evolution.

The American Economic Review

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ISBN : UCAL:B4331540
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Love Within Limits

Author : Lewis B. Smedes
ISBN : 080281753X
Genre : Religion
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Life On The Line

Author : John Frederic Kilner
ISBN : 0802806309
Genre : Medical
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In today's society, where life and death are increasingly becoming matters of choice, life is on the line. Kilner explores topics such as "active" and "passive" euthanasia, suicide, quality of life, living wills, and the criteria for deciding who will receive access to vital treatments that cannot be provided to all. Contrasts a Biblically-grounded ethics with other ethical approaches commonly employed today.

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