The Universe Explained To My Grandchildren

Author: Hubert Reeves
Publisher: Salammbo
ISBN: 9780956808226
Size: 24.85 MB
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When on a summer evening, astrophysicist Hubert Reeves went for a walk with his granddaughter, he was immediately assaulted by her questions: 'How big is the Universe? How far are the stars? Are there other universes like ours?'. This little book is the result of their discussion - a very clear and fulfilling explanation on where we come from and our place in the Universe. Here is a perfect occasion for everybody, and not only children, to revise their conceptions about the cosmos.

Advice For My Grandchildren

Author: Gordon Feir
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595295584
Size: 41.99 MB
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Advice For My Grandchildren is a collection of anecdotes and ideas inspired by the author's grandparents, with whom he spent many boyhood hours. As generations and circumstances change, so do the experiences of our elders, and they cannot resist passing these experiences on to their offspring. In the minds of grandparents this advice is invaluable and timeless. In the minds of grandchildren it is often boring and irrelevant. This collection is broken loosely into three categories entitled People, Places, and Things. Reminiscences are not chosen for any special purpose other than to pass on some of the lessons the author has learned, often at great expense or embarrassment. This brief volume may help grandchildren everywhere get a jump on the competition, if not on life itself. We can always hope that they might pass some of these stories on to their grandchildren, perhaps 50 or 100 years from now. What better legacy?

Today S Priorities In Mental Health

Author: S.H. Fine
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400990731
Size: 24.35 MB
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Two themes seem to emerge repeatedly when reading through this volume. One is 'consensus' and the other is 'search'. There was a strong consensus during the Congress that children and families were the major and foremost concern of all present, regardless of their geographic origin or professional background. This concern was often expressed in terms of commitment to or as goal for the international mental health movement for the years to come. The second theme, 'search', represents an effort to translate this concern into activities: search for concrete, immediate goals, for ways and means of translating into actual programs and projects, for interested people to carry on the work and better ways to train them to do the work well, for ways to obtain support, and lastly, search for ways of coordinating efforts of people in different parts of the world. All these and other matters are taken up in the discussions in this volume. The complexity of problems encountered in a rapidly changing world and the diversity of resources available in different parts of the world, make the task of searching difficult and sometimes confusing. In spite of the earnest efforts made, the results may be inconclusive and some of those pro posed can be regarded only as hypotheses or ideas for experimentation.

Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 6180303258
Size: 47.64 MB
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Ο Ιππότης των Επτά Βασιλείων λαμβάνει χώρα σχεδόν έναν αιώνα πριν από τα γεγονότα του Game of Thronesκαι περιλαμβάνει τρεις ιστορίες που αποτελούν το προοίμιο του αριστουργήματος του George R. R. Martin με τίτλο Το Τραγούδι της Φωτιάς και του Πάγου. Οι περιπέτειες αυτές, που παρουσιάζονται για πρώτη φορά συγκεντρωμένες σε έναν τόμο, αφηγούνται γεγονότα από την εποχή που η δυναστεία των Ταργκάρυεν εξακολουθεί να κατέχει τον Σιδερένιο Θρόνο και οι μνήμες από την ύπαρξη της τελευταίας δράκαινας παραμένουν ακόμη ζωντανές. Ο νεαρός, αφελής, αλλά γενναίος περιπλανώμενος ιππότης σερ Ντάνκαν ο Ψηλός υπερέχει των αντιπάλων του – αν όχι σε πείρα, σίγουρα σε ανάστημα. Στις περιπέτειές του τον συνοδεύει ο μικροσκοπικός του ακόλουθος, ένα αγόρι ονόματι Εγκ – του οποίου το πραγματικό όνομα (και επτασφράγιστο μυστικό) είναι Αίγκον Ταργκάρυεν. Παρόλο που σε ολόκληρο το Γουέστερος δύσκολα θα έβρισκε κανείς πιο απίθανους ήρωες, το μέλλον επιφυλάσσει σε αυτούς τους δύο ένα σπουδαίο πεπρωμένο… καθώς και ισχυρούς εχθρούς, βασιλικές ίντριγκες κι εξωφρενικά κατορθώματα.

The Bisexual S Guide To The Universe

Author: Nicole Kristal
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781555836504
Size: 69.46 MB
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Organised by experience level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), this no-holds-barred, irreverent guide is for anyone-bisexual, queer, pansexual, or none of the above - who wants the best of both worlds. Increase your Bi-Q now!

Irrefutable

Author: Seema T. Chandarana
Publisher:
ISBN: 1452572798
Size: 17.14 MB
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With each of these stories, reality reflects back my beliefs, and I realize that a miracle has occurred: I have created my own reality. But don’t take my word for it. Try it out for yourself! I encourage you to look at your own stories to find evidence of the Law at work. I have confidence that you won’t have to search too far back, as the Law is ineffable. In all my years of searching, I cannot find one example of an exception to the Law. Sometimes the answers are disguised, and sometimes they are obvious, and in every case, they are a direct result of my thoughts. I hope my stories inspire you to find meaning behind the twists, turns, and seemingly unexpected events in your life. Nothing is an accident, and nothing can come into our experience without our invitation. Once we own that, we’re sitting in the driver’s seat on our way to a place of infinite possibilities. So buckle up. Here we go! "To see the Law of Attraction in action through an ordinary AND extraordinary life, read Seema Chandarana's personal, warm and humorous book, Irrefutable. Her love of this universal law is absolutely contagious and will catapult the reader into a closer relationship with it, as well. Many of her stories can be used as wonderful examples to deepen an understanding of how this beautiful Universe operates for our benefit behind the scenes. EnJOY!"—Annie Burnside, award-winning author of Soul to Soul Parenting

Where Is Language

Author: Ruth Finnegan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472590945
Size: 39.53 MB
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Language is central to human experience and our understanding of who we are, whether written or unwritten, sung or spoken. But what is language and how do we record it? Where does it reside? Does it exist and evolve within written sources, in performance, in the mind or in speech? For too long, ethnographic, aesthetic and sociolinguistic studies of language have remained apart from analyses emerging from traditions such as literature and performance. Where is Language? argues for a more complex and contextualized understanding of language across this range of disciplines, engaging with key issues, including orality, literacy, narrative, ideology, performance and the human communities in which these take place. Eminent anthropologist Ruth Finnegan draws together a lifetime of ethnographic case studies, reading and personal commentary to explore the roles and nature of language in cultures across the world, from West Africa to the South Pacific. By combining research and reflections, Finnegan discusses the multi-modality of language to provide an account not simply of vocabulary and grammar, but one which questions the importance of cultural settings and the essence of human communication itself.