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Author : Gavin Francis
ISBN : 9781541697515
Genre : Medical
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From birth to death, a lyrical exploration of the role of transformation in human life To be alive is to be in perpetual metamorphosis: growing, healing, learning, aging. In Shapeshifters, physician and writer Gavin Francis considers the inevitable changes all of our bodies undergo -- such as birth, puberty, and death, but also laughter, sleeping, and healing-and those that only some of our bodies will: like getting a tattoo, experiencing psychosis, suffering anorexia, being pregnant, or undergoing a gender transition. In Francis's hands, each event becomes an opportunity to explore the meaning of identity and the natures-biological, psychological, and philosophical-of our selves. True to its own subject, Shapeshifters combines Francis's lyrical imagination and deep knowledge of medicine and the humanities for a life-altering read.

Island Dreams

Author : Gavin Francis
ISBN : 9781786898197
Genre : Travel
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SHORTLISTED FOR WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE YEAR In Island Dreams, Gavin Francis examines our collective fascination with islands. He blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, shedding new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness. Comparing the life of freedom of thirty years of extraordinary travel from the Faroe Islands to the Aegean, from the Galapagos to the Andaman Islands with a life of responsibility as a doctor, community member and parent approaching middle age, Island Dreams riffs on the twinned poles of rest and motion, independence and attachment, never more relevant than in today’s perennially connected world. Illustrated with maps throughout, this is a celebration of human adventures in the world and within our minds.

Adventures In Being

Author : Alfredo Rubio
ISBN : 0852442122
Genre : Existentialism
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Using 22 case histories, the author shows how we can cut ourselves loose from the dead fingers of the past. Through exitential realism we are taught to look again at the circumstances of our lives; live in the present without always glancing back to the past or forward to the future; and appreciate the uniqueness of our being. Available Now.

Marvelous Wonders Of The Whole World Being An Account Of Thrilling Adventures Famous Sights Celebrated Voyages And Renowned Explorations And Discoveries In All Parts Of The Globe

Author : Henry Davenport Northrop
ISBN : UCAL:B4685352
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
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Author : Peter van Inwagen
ISBN : 9780429974656
Genre : Philosophy
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With thoughtful and engaging prose, noted scholar Peter van Inwagen provides a comprehensive introduction to metaphysics in this essential text. Metaphysics covers the gamut of historical and contemporary arguments of metaphysics, engaging readers through three profound questions: What are the most general features of the world, 'Why is there a world?' and, 'what is the place of human beings in the world?'. The thoroughly revised fourth edition includes an updated and rewritten chapter on temporality and significant improvements to the clarity and accessibility of the language, making it an even more valuable text for undergraduate students. Metaphysics remains the quintessential book in this field of study, and a fascinating book for a wide range of readers, from those new to the subject to the most sophisticated philosophers.

Tales Of Heroism And Record Of Strange And Wonderful Adventures Being A Collection And Register Of Deeds Of Bravery Heroism And Devotion Illustrated

Author : TALES.
ISBN : BL:A0019534596
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The History Of Pompey The Little Or The Life And Adventures Of A Lap Dog

Author : Francis Coventry
ISBN : UCSD:31822038198610
Genre : Dogs
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Clara Moreland; Or Adventures In The Far South West

Author : Emerson Bennett
ISBN : NYPL:33433111598045
Genre : American fiction
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The Life And Strange Surprizing Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe

Author : Daniel Defoe
ISBN : 9781684480968
Genre : Fiction
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Robinson Crusoe has been an international best-seller for three hundred years. This edition of the novel with its introduction, line notes, and full bibliographical notes provides a uniquely scholarly presentation of the novel. There has been no other edition like it.

Graphic Adventures

Author : Magic Wagon
ISBN : 1602706824
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Plus: - Age-Appropriate Art- Table of Contents- Glossary- Index- Fun Facts- Diagrams- Web Sites

The Life And Adventures Of Trobadora Beatrice As Chronicled By Her Minstrel Laura

Author : Irmtraud Morgner
ISBN : 0803232039
Genre : Fiction
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Beatrice awakens after an eight-hundred-year sleep and travels throughout East Germany with the help of socialist trolley driver Laura Salman.

Ideology Of Adventure

Author : Michael Nerlich
ISBN : 0816615381
Genre : History
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Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9781631060731
Genre : Fiction
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Huckleberry Finn, an abused outcast, rafts with Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River, where they have a variety of experiences. Huckleberry Finn, an abused outcast, rafts with Jim, a runaway slave, down the Mississippi River, where they have a variety of experiences.

The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
Genre : Fiction
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not supported by any fictional chronology. The only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson and all are related in the first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle In general, the stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes identify and try to correct social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice. The stories were well received, and boosted the subscriptions figures of The Strand Magazine, prompting Doyle to be able to demand more money for his next set of stories. The first story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", includes the character of Irene Adler, who, despite being featured only within this one story by Doyle, is a prominent character in modern Sherlock Holmes adaptations, generally as a love interest for Holmes. Doyle included four of the twelve stories from this collection in his twelve favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, picking "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" as his overall favorite. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle

Dating Diva Adventures

Author : Lori Lemon-Geshay
ISBN : 9780557855834
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Dating Diva Adventures begins with three BFFs in tow, and they created an online dating profile for Lori with a well-known social networking site. After over 3,286 hits in thirty days, Lori set out on a journey of self-discovery in hopes to learn about human behavior, her needs, her desires, and basic human interaction while on the quest for true love. During this process of first dates, she met some incredible individuals and learned about common dating faux pas and areas of opportunity that we all have. The book, Dating Diva Adventures is meant to be lighthearted, fun, and introspective. It is not about the "hunt for a man," nor is it about marriage or finding a rich sugar daddy. Lori says, she'll leave that to the experts! She's a woman of substance, has her own financial means, and she doesn't need a man for that, nor do you! To learn more about the author visit,

Human Being And Vulnerability

Author : Joseph Sverker
ISBN : 9783838213415
Genre : Philosophy
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Joseph Sverker explores the division between social constructivism and a biologist essentialism by means of Christian theology. For this, Sverker uses a fascinating approach: He lets critical theorist Judith Butler, psycholinguist Steven Pinker, and systematic theologian Colin Gunton interact. While theology plays a central part to make the interaction possible, the context is also that of the school and the effect of institutions on the pupil as a human being and learner. In order to understand what underlies the division between nature and nurture, or biology and the social in school, Sverker develops new central concepts such as a kenotic personalism, a weak ontology of relationality, and a relational and performative reading of evolution. He argues that most fundamental for what it is to be human is the person, vulnerability, bodiliness, openness to the other, and dependence. Sverker concludes that the division between constructivism and essentialism discloses a deeper divide, namely that between fundamentally vulnerable persons on the one hand and constructed independent individuals on the other.

Narrative Ontology

Author : Axel Hutter
ISBN : 9781509543939
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a critical inquiry into three ideas that have been at the heart of philosophical reflection since time immemorial: freedom, God and immortality. Their inherent connection has disappeared from our thought. We barely pay attention to the latter two ideas, and the notion of freedom is used so loosely today that it has become vacuous. Axel Hutter’s book seeks to remind philosophy of its distinct task: only in understanding itself as human self-knowledge that articulates itself in these three ideas will philosophy do justice to its own concept. In developing this line of argument, Hutter finds an ally in Thomas Mann, whose novel Joseph and His Brothers has more to say about freedom, God and immortality than most contemporary philosophy does. Through his reading of Mann’s novel, Hutter explores these three ideas in a distinctive way. He brings out the intimate connection between philosophical self-knowledge and narrative form: Mann’s novel gives expression to the depth of human self-understanding and, thus, demands a genuinely philosophical interpretation. In turn, philosophical concepts are freed from abstractness by resonating with the novel’s motifs and its rich language. Narrative Ontology is both a highly original work of philosophy and a vigorous defence of humanism. It brings together philosophy and literature in a creative way, it will be of great interest to students and scholars in philosophy, literature and the humanities in general.

Humanitaria And The Future Of The Human Being

Author : Mick Santullano
ISBN : 1462823394
Genre : Philosophy
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HUMANITARIA will not be like any other book you have ever read before. Open these pages and be prepared to have your thoughts and imagination taken on a wild adventure. An adventure about your self and your world around you. In our world presently, people are experiencing a lot of considerations about self-understanding, their relations with other people, the goals of their country, religion, morality, and world cooperation. Also, about, how they feel about things in the world, and what kind of person they are and want to be. Explore the natural equations responsible for the progress of the human being, and civilization over time. Discover refreshed new meanings of self-contentment, love, and life. Experience long sought understandings into the nature and possibilities of spirituality. All this presented in an exciting and provocative manner through artistic verse. HUMANITARIA is original, and created to reveal progressive ideas and thoughts that may appear new or that some people may have had, but at this point have rarely shared.

The Perfect Universe Success Systems Tpuss

Author : Dr. A Moosani
ISBN : 9781452569048
Genre : Self-Help
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The Perfect Universe Success Systems (TPUSS): The One Hundred Percent Committed and Influential Path to Daily Goodness, Happiness, Health, and Wisdom is an effective, practical, short, and thin book about living "the perfect universe life" on a consistent daily basis. It is all about inviting the long forgotten and unknown universe in our lives and witnessing the universe's supremacy without unnecessary and unwanted hardship. The Perfect Universe Success Systems (TPUSS): The One Hundred Percent Committed and Influential Path to Daily Goodness, Happiness, Health, and Wisdom consists of twelve essential and important paths that can bless your life and heal your totality of being, if applied and followed on a consistent daily basis. With an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand nature of this powerful book, you can consciously choose to be from "nowhere" to "everywhere". The revolution to master your destiny and ultimately yourself begins with you, now!

Amazing Romantic Adventures Book Five

ISBN : 9781300650768
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