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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 05 February 2019
  • ISBN : 9781524748142
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 5 voters

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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.

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Figuring

Figuring
  • Author : Maria Popova
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • ISBN : 9781524748142
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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

Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers

Figuring: The Joy Of Numbers
  • Author : Shakuntala Devi
  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2005-03
  • ISBN : 8122200389
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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 their ability to amaze and entertain. She offers easy-to-learn short cuts on how to add long columns in your head, multiply, divide, and find square roots quickly, almost magically. Fractions,

Figuring it Out

Figuring it Out
  • Author : Ann B. Shteir,Bernard V. Lightman
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2006
  • ISBN : 1584656034
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A collection of fifteen original essays analyzing gender in the imagery of science.

Re-Figuring Theology

Re-Figuring Theology
  • Author : Stephen H. Webb
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1991-01-01
  • ISBN : 0791405702
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Here is a rhetorical treatment of Karl Barth's early theology. Although scholars have long noted the rhetorical power of Barth's work, calling it volcanic and explosive, this book uses rhetoric to illuminate the peculiar nature of his prose. It displays a Barth whose prose is radically unstable and inseparable from his theological arguments. The author connects Barth's early theology to the Expressionism of the Weimar Republic. He develops an original theory of figures of speech, relying on the philosophies of

Figuring

Figuring
  • Author : Maria Popova
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2019-02
  • ISBN : 9781524748135
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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

Figuring Fibers

Figuring Fibers
  • Author : Carolyn Yackel,sarah-marie belcastro
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Release Date : 2018-10-31
  • ISBN : 9781470429317
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Pick up this book and dive into one of eight chapters relating mathematics to fiber arts! Amazing exposition transports any interested person on a mathematical exploration that is rigorous enough to capture the hearts of mathematicians. The zenith of creativity is achieved as readers are led to knit, crochet, quilt, or sew a project specifically designed to illuminate the mathematics through its physical realization. The beautiful finished pieces provide a visual understanding of the mathematics that can be shared with

Figuring Violence

Figuring Violence
  • Author : Rebecca A. Adelman
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-20
  • ISBN : 9780823281695
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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 and unbearable at worst; they were not sustainable. Figuring Violence catalogs the affects that define the latter stages of this war and the imaginative work that underpins them. These affects—

Figuring Grief

Figuring Grief
  • Author : Karen E. Smythe
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 1992-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780773563612
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The title, Figuring Grief, refers to the narrative process whereby mourning is depicted. In her textual analysis, Smythe explores various connections between representation and consolation. Drawing on genre and narratological theory, she outlines the development of the "fiction-elegy" as a sub-genre and suggests that the modernist writings of Woolf and Joyce are paradigmatic examples of the form. She then uses these paradigms as suggestive "reading models" for the interpretation of works by Gallant, Munro, and other contemporary fiction-elegists. Figuring Grief

Figuring Animals

Figuring Animals
  • Author : M. Pollock,C. Rainwater
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781137094117
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This is a collection of fifteen essays which expose weaknesses in western epistemological frames of reference that for centuries have limited our views, and, thus, our experiences of animal being, including our own. The volume contributes to current discussions of new ways of seeing the other inhabitants of this world and more effective ways of sharing the world with them. The contributors draw on and complement the growing field of ecocriticism, but because the contributors draw on an array of

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Grades K-8

Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Grades K-8
  • Author : Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,John J. SanGiovanni
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781071844014
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Because fluency practice is not a worksheet. Fluency in mathematics is more than adeptly using basic facts or implementing algorithms. Real fluency involves reasoning and creativity, and it varies by the situation at hand. Figuring Out Fluency in Mathematics Teaching and Learning offers educators the inspiration to develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency, along with a plethora of pragmatic tools for shifting classrooms toward a fluency approach. In a friendly and accessible style, this hands-on guide empowers educators to

Figuring Out Fossils

Figuring Out Fossils
  • Author : Sally M. Walker
  • Publisher : Lerner Publications ™
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781541506510
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Fossils give us a window to the past. Water, sediments, and pressure work together over time to preserve the shape of things that lived long ago. Studying these ancient plants and animals tells us more about our own existence. Have you ever searched for fossils? Unearth some in this book.

Figuring Redemption

Figuring Redemption
  • Author : Tila L. Kellman
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780889207479
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Can visual art help redeem one’s sense of self, damaged by technological society? Michael Snow’s work is often described as self-referential, meaning that it “talks” about the relationships between its materials and images, largely ignoring relationships beyond the “frame.” However, since the work also encompasses the way in which the interior relationship of the work intersects with sight and how they, together, create the frame, the work also must include the people looking at it. This book explores

Figuring Women

Figuring Women
  • Author : Susan Amatangelo
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0838640176
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"The fact that Verga's most rebellious heroines die violently at the hands of men has led to accusations of misogyny or, at the very least, of excessive social and artistic conventionality. Yet it is precisely Verga's awareness of convention that enriches his portrayal of women. The reaction of his female characters to social custom at a particular moment in their lives defines them as individuals. With rare insight, Verga depicts the female experience as both personal and universal, showing that

Figuring Religions

Figuring Religions
  • Author : Shubha Pathak
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781438445397
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This volume offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world's religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Seeking to reinvigorate comparison and avoid its excesses, contributors to this volume use theories of metaphor and metonymy from the fields of philosophy, linguistics, and anthropology to look at religious ideas, images, and activities.

Figuring Jesus

Figuring Jesus
  • Author : Keith A. Reich
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2011-06-22
  • ISBN : 9789004201859
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Examining Luke's gospel through audience-oriented rhetorical criticism, this book investigates the speech of Jesus through his use of rhetorical figures. Jesus' speech in Luke's Gospel reveals Luke's message and his means of persuading his audience to accept it.