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Adventures In Human Being

Author : Gavin Francis
ISBN : 9781782831044
Genre : Science
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Sunday Times bestseller We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. Drawing on his own experiences as a doctor and GP, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over the millennia. If the body is a foreign country, then to practise medicine is to explore new territory: Francis leads the reader on an adventure through what it means to be human. Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health. Published in association with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries. wellcomecollection.org

Shapeshifters

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.

Adventures In Being

Author : Alfredo Rubio
ISBN : 0852442122
Genre : Self-realization
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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.

Adventures In Phenomenology

Author : Eileen Rizo-Patron
ISBN : 9781438466057
Genre : Philosophy
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Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy. Like Schelling before him and Deleuze and Guattari after him, Gaston Bachelard made major philosophical contributions to the advancement of science and the arts. In addition to being a mathematician and epistemologist whose influential work in the philosophy of science is still being absorbed, Bachelard was also one of the most innovative thinkers on poetic creativity and its ethical implications. His approaches to literature and the arts by way of elemental reverie awakened long-buried modes of thinking that have inspired literary critics, depth psychologists, poets, and artists alike. Bachelard’s extraordinary body of work, unduly neglected by the English-language reception of continental philosophy in recent decades, exhibits a capacity to speak to the full complexity and wider reaches of human thinking. The essays in this volume analyze Bachelard as a phenomenological thinker and situate his thought within the Western tradition. Considering his work alongside that of Schelling, Husserl, Bergson, Buber, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Deleuze, and Nancy, this collection highlights some of Bachelard’s most provocative proposals on questions of ontology, hermeneutics, ethics, environmental politics, spirituality, and the possibilities they offer for productive transformations of self and world.

The Adventures Of Maya The Bee Teaching Children That All Actions And Decisions Have Consequences

Author : Waldemar Bonsels
ISBN : 9788829543007
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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These stories and adventures revolve around a little bee named Maya and her friends Willy the bee, Flip the grasshopper, Mrs. Cassandra (Maya's teacher), and many other insects and other creatures. The book follows Maya's development from an adventurous youngster to a responsible adult. Written by Waldemar Bonsels, translated by Adele Seltzer and illustrated by Homer Boss with 4 fill page colour plates and 33 in text Pen and Ink vignettes. The moral of this book teaches children about the consequences of their decisions, as well as the consequences their actions, and inaction. Maya is a bee born in a bee hive during a time of internal unrest: the hive is dividing itself into two new colonies. Maya is raised by her teacher, Mrs. Cassandra. Despite Mrs. Cassandra's warnings, Maya wants to explore the wide world and commits the unforgivable crime of leaving the hive and is exiled. During her adventures, Maya befriends other insects and braves dangers with them. In the climax of the book, Maya is taken prisoner by hornets, the bees' sworn enemies. Prisoner of the hornets, Maya learns of a hornet plan to attack her native hive. Maya is faced with the decision to either return to hive and suffer her due punishment, saving the hive, or leaving the plan unannounced, saving herself but destroying the hive. After long consideration of her options, she makes the decision to return. On her return she announces the coming attack and is unexpectedly pardoned. The forewarned bees triumph over the hornet attack force. Maya, becomes a heroine of the hive and becomes a teacher like Mrs. Cassandra which allows her to share her experiences and wisdom with future generations. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, childrens stories,bygone era, fairydom, kingdom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, childrens books, happy place, happiness, laughter, Hive, woodland, garden, acrobat, air, alois, battle, bee, Bobbie, Bobbie, body, bug, butterfly, Cassandra, child, die, dragon-fly, Effie, eyes, first flight, flew, flower, fly, fortress, Fridolin, frog, golden, grass, great, Hannibal, head, heart, hornets, house of the rose, joy, ladybird, lake, legs, little, lost, lovely, Loveydear, Maya, moral, moonlight, people, poet, Puck, queen, sentinel, shake, shine, spider, sprite, sun, the sprite, web, wings, wonders, world of insects

Adventures Of The Symbolic

Author : Warren Breckman
ISBN : 9780231512893
Genre : Philosophy
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Marxism's collapse in the twentieth century profoundly altered the style and substance of Western European radical thought. To build a more robust form of democratic theory and action, prominent theorists moved to reject revolution, abandon class for more fragmented models of social action, and elevate the political over the social. Acknowledging the constructedness of society and politics, they chose the "symbolic" as a concept powerful enough to reinvent leftist thought outside a Marxist framework. Following Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Adventures of the Dialectic, which reassessed philosophical Marxism at mid century, Warren Breckman critically revisits these thrilling experiments in the aftermath of Marxism. The post-Marxist idea of the symbolic is dynamic and complex, uncannily echoing the early German Romantics, who first advanced a modern conception of symbolism and the symbolic. Hegel and Marx denounced the Romantics for their otherworldly and nebulous posture, yet post-Marxist thinkers appreciated the rich potential of the ambiguities and paradoxes the Romantics first recognized. Mapping different ideas of the symbolic among contemporary thinkers, Breckman traces a fascinating reflection of Romantic themes and resonances, and he explores in depth the effort to reconcile a radical and democratic political agenda with a politics that does not privilege materialist understandings of the social. Engaging with the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Cornelius Castoriadis, Claude Lefort, Marcel Gauchet, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, and Slavoj i ek, Breckman uniquely situates these important theorists within two hundred years of European thought and extends their profound relevance to today's political activism.

Adventures In Genealogy

Author : Norman Edgar
ISBN : 0806345004
Genre : Reference
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Norman Wright, a professional genealogist, relates three case studies dealing with genealogical research and the methods which he used to gather the appropriate information. The three cases concerned Ronald Eugene Anderson (1962- ), Jesse W. Taylor (1821-1908) who was born in Indiana and died in Nebraska and, John Jack Fitzgerald (1860-1901) who was born in New York and was murdered in Park City, Utah.

The Texan Emigrant Being A Narration Of The Adventures Of The Author In Texas And A Description Of That Country Together With The Principal Incidents Of Fifteen Years Revolution In Mexico Etc

Author : Edward STIFF
ISBN : BL:A0017998898
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The Adventures Of Maya The Bee

Author : Waldemar Bonsels
ISBN : 9781627937580
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Adventures of Maya the Bee is an exciting tale for children of all ages. It is the story of Maya, a rebellious little bee who flies from the hive in search of adventure and encounters her own heroism. Themes of growth and development of courage and wisdom are found, as well as the extreme joy and satisfaction that Maya experiences in the beauty of creation and all creatures. Her ultimate and innate loyalty to her Nation of Bees unfolds in the final heroic scenes. This story gives us the delightful sense of having seen a small segment of the world through a Bee’s eyes.

The Female Quixote Or The Adventures Of Arabella

Author : Charlotte Lennox
ISBN : OXFORD:600067879
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