In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking.
Author: Wade Davis
Publisher: D & M Publishers
For more than 30 years, renowned anthropologist Wade Davis has traveled the globe, studying the mysteries of sacred plants and celebrating the world’s traditional cultures. His passion as an ethnobotanist has brought him to the very center of indigenous life in places as remote and diverse as the Canadian Arctic, the deserts of North Africa, the rain forests of Borneo, the mountains of Tibet, and the surreal cultural landscape of Haiti. In Light at the Edge of the World, Davis explores the idea that these distinct cultures represent unique visions of life itself and have much to teach the rest of the world about different ways of living and thinking. As he investigates the dark undercurrents tearing people from their past and propelling them into an uncertain future, Davis reiterates that the threats faced by indigenous cultures endanger and diminish all cultures.
Like any energy field, the Higgs field presumably has to obey the laws of
quantum physics, which govern the behavior of ... mir roring the random
fluctuations in the underlying energy fields of 52 • THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF
Author: Michael D. Lemonick
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Will the universe expand forever? Or will it collapse in a Big Crunch within the next few billion years? If the Big Bang theory is correct in presenting the origins of the universe as a smooth fireball, how did the universe come to contain structures as large as the recently discovered "Great Wall" of galaxies, which stretches hundreds of millions of light years? Such are the compelling questions that face cosmologists today, and it is the excitement and wonder of their research that Michael Lemonick shares in this lively tour of the current state of astrophysics and cosmology. Here we visit observatories and universities where leading scientists describe how they envision the very early stages, the history, and the future of the universe. The discussions help us to make sense of many recent findings, including cosmic ripples, which supply evidence of the first billionth of a second of the universe; anomalous galactic structures such as the Great Wall, the Great Void, and the Great Attractor; and the mysterious presence of dark matter, massive but invisible. Lemonick assembles this information into a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of modern cosmology, and a portrait of its often contentious practitioners. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth.
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Hachette UK
Becca's ability to hear the broken thoughts of others has not turned out to be a fabulous gift after all. It has got in the way of her being able to function in the world normally. More seriously, it makes her think she knows things that she doesn't know at all. Becca's friends are also dealing with stressful situations and coming to terms with troubling discoveries about themselves. Seth Darrow's learning disability makes him vulnerable. The girl he loves is not what she appears to be. His grandfather might lose his property and be thrust into care. Jenn has to come to terms with her sexuality, while Derric finds out that the cover-up he has engaged in for the last ten years was never necessary in the first place. Acclaimed author Elizabeth George brings her extraordinary talents to this intriguing story that blends mystery and myth. In this final book in the Edge of Nowhere series, Becca and her friends do their best to navigate a difficult world and come to a resolution - and acceptance - of their futures.
Such disjunctions have always been among the difficulties of long , active
careers examined by the light of youthful innovations . If a private garden west of
Paris were not the place that could revolutionize photography , it was still a place
Author: David Travis
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
In these seven essays, revised, rewritten, and expanded from his lectures, David Travis presents his thoughts on some of his favorite subjects: Weston, Stieglitz, Kertesz, Brassai, and Strand. His knowledge is such (often enriched by firsthand acquaintance) that he can, and does, discuss more than images or personalities; he understands what informs the work, from what milieu it derives, under what influences it matured, how it evolved, and how it succeeded. He is an art historian willing to venture far beyond the periphery of traditional academic fences; to discuss number theory (quite literally), the mathematics of G. H. Hardy, the poetry of Rimbaud Valery, Rilke, and Goethe, the philosophy of Nietzsche, the extravagance of Henry Miller.
All we can talk about is the part of the Universe that we can see, that is, observe
with our different telescopes and antennae. Recall that the speed of light limits
information exchange: since nothing can travel faster than light, we can only ...
Author: Marcelo Gleiser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.
Just when we think we have it all together, “God turns all this light of theirs into
darkness,” John writes in his commentary on the poem's first verse. Certainty
collapses into ambiguity. Self-confidence slides into self-doubt. For God, our
Author: Niles Goldstein
Here is a book about adventure, raw experience, and facing inner demons. Niles Elliot Goldstein is a young rabbi who sets out to find God in tough and often scary situations: dogsledding above the Arctic Circle, taking the Silk Road into Central Asia without a visa, being chased by a grizzly bear, cruising with DEA agents through the South Bronx, and spending a night in jail in New York City's Tombs. He explores the connections between struggle and growth, fear and transcendence, and uncertainty and faith, seeking the boundary where the finite meets the Infinite. Goldstein is not alone in making this kind of pilgrimage. There has always been a strong tradition of seekers who looked for revelation outside conventional religious settings and encountered God in moments of anguish, terror, and pain. Goldstein juxtaposes his own experiences with those of some of the great historical figures of Judaism and Christianity -- Jonah and St. John of the Cross, Moses Maimonides and Julian of Norwich, Nachman of Bratslav and Martin Luther -- as well as lesser known mystics and preachers, and he discovers, as they did, that it can sometimes take a journey to the edge to recognize God's presence in our lives.
THE. EDGE. OF. TIME. At the speed of light, as everyone knows, time slows down
. Most people think that gives you more of it. Butthey are wrong about this. No
matter how fast you travel, in whatever direction, you only have the time you have
Author: Alan Robbins
A family on the last starship finds that stories themselves may very well save a dying world. In one of those stories, a man dies of radio while another finds a new lease on life in an ancient dingus. A phone that can be used to call a few minutes into the future leads to unexpected turmoil. An anthroid on trial for a murder may be the victim of a faulty linguistic circuit. A retired astronaut who cannot get his footing, the last librarian on earth, tales of a future ghetto where surprise is still a possibility, and a mathematician whose brilliant insight continually slips his mind. These are few of the themes to be found in this collection of mystery science fiction tales in the speculative tradition of the satires of Kurt Vonnegut and the ironies of Jorge Luis Borges from the author of A Small Box of Chaos and the award-winning An Interlude in Dreamland.
Chapter 1 Perspectives on 'Demography at the Edge' Dean Carson, Prescott C.
Ensign, Rasmus Ole Rasmussen and ... Population changes have been
interpreted in the light of theories of economic development such as the staples
Author: Assoc Prof Rasmus Ole Rasmussen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Addressing the methodological and topical challenges facing demographers working in remote regions, this book compares and contrasts the research, methods and models, and policy applications from peripheral regions in developed nations. With the emphasis on human populations as dynamic, adaptive, evolving systems, it explores how populations respond in different ways to changing environmental, cultural and economic conditions and how effectively they manage these change processes. Theoretical understandings and policy issues arising from demographic modelling are tackled including: competition for skilled workers; urbanisation and ruralisation; population ageing; the impacts of climate change; the life outcomes of Indigenous peoples; globalisation and international migration. Based on a strong theoretical framework around issues of heterogeneity, generational change, temporariness and the relative strength of internal and external ties, Demography at the Edge provides a common set of approaches and issues that benefit both researchers and practitioners.
18 Patent eligibility and scope revisited in light of Schütz v. Werit, European law,
and copyright jurisprudence Justine Pila* Introduction In recent work I have
argued that when properly construed, the require- ment for an invention in patent
Author: Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Intellectual Property at the Edge addresses both newly formed intellectual property rights and those which have lurked on the fringes, unadmitted to the established IP canon. It provides a basis for studying and discussing the history of these emerging rights as well as their relationship to new technological opportunities and to the changing importance of innovation and creative production in the global economy. In addition to addressing the scope of new rights, it also focuses on new limitations to patent, copyright and trademark rights that spring from similar changes. All of these developments are examined comparatively: for each new development, scholars in two jurisdictions analyse the evolving legal norm. In several instances, the first of the paired authors writes from the perspective of the legal system in which the doctrine emerged, and the second addresses its reception in her jurisdiction.
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Magazine — “Maybe Motion Will Save Us All” ... “Poem in Place of a Fractured
Sonnet” Court Green — “Natural History” Diagram — “In Light of Recent
Author: Adam Clay
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
The distilled, haunting, and subtly complex poems in Adam Clay’s A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World often arrive at that moment when solitude slips into separation, when a person suddenly realizes he can barely see the place he set out from however long ago. He now sees he must find his connection back to the present, socially entangled world in which he lives. For Clay, reverie can be a siren’s song, luring him to that space in which prisoners will begin “to interrogate themselves.” Clay pays attention to the poet’s return to the world of his daily life, tracking the subtly shifting tenors of thought that occur as the landscape around him changes. Clay is fully aware of the difficulties of Thoreau’s “border life,” and his poems live somewhere between those of James Wright and John Ashbery: they seek wholeness, all the while acknowledging that “a fragment is as complete as thought can be.” In the end, what we encounter most in these poems is a generous gentleness--an attention to the world so careful it’s as if the mind is “washing each grain of sand.”
Molly stood speechless, roaring filling her ears. Please, Lord, don't take my
Samuel. Apparently reading the terror on her face, Dr. Carson added, “If we're
lucky, it's a mild case. There's every reason to believe he'll recover.” She grasped
at the ...
Author: Ann Shorey
It is the summer of 1838 in St. Lawrenceville, Missouri, and Molly McGarvie's life is about to change forever. When her beloved Samuel succumbs to cholera, Molly is heartbroken but determined to take care of herself and her children. But when Samuel's unscrupulous brother takes over the family business and leaves Molly to fend for herself, she knows she must head out on her own. It is a dangerous journey and Molly has to leave her old life behind. Somehow she must find a way to make a living, keep her family together, and fend off some over-eager suitors. Book one in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Edge of Light will captivate readers with the true-to-life emotions of one woman's struggle to survive.
Meadows, D.L., J. Richardson, and G. Bruckman, Groping in the Dark In spite of
the overwhelming ecological evidence that we ... or mental models (Bateson
1972; Capra 1991; Kuhn 1962), are rarely examined in the light of current
Author: Ann Dale
Publisher: UBC Press
At the Edge is a rich and evocative call to action at a time when new ideas are urgently needed. Mandatory reading for policy analysts and decision makers in the public, private, and volunteer sectors, it will be equally useful to scholars, teachers, students, and others interested in creating sustainable societies. Throughout the world, biophysical evidence is mounting that human growth and activity patterns are slowly destroying the earth. This ecological deterioration is accompanied by similar social and economic decline, with potentially grave consequences for the continued existence of human societies. Yet, as Ann Dale compassionately argues, it is not too late to take action. Hope lies in sustainable development -- the fundamental human imperative of the 21st century. Sustainable development, in Dale's view, is the process of reconciling three imperatives: the ecological, the social, and the economic. Equitable access to resources in all three spheres is fundamental to the global realization of sustainable development. This will not be realized without strong leadership by governments at all levels. Ultimately needed is a new framework for governance based on human responsibility and a recognition of the interconnectedness of human and natural systems.
She was overwhelmed by the beauty of the evening. The winds had scrubbed
every bit of pollution from the air, and the sky glowed with a light of its own in its
clarity. The horizon was magenta and cobalt blue with a dusting of pink on top.
Author: David Lafaille
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Malibu, CA, 1968. Denny Martel, a twenty-seven-year-old trial lawyer wunderkind in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office, becomes deeply involved in the hunt for a serial killer. He soon realizes he's the target of a secret LAPD unit, and his Malibu beach cottage is no refuge. In the gritty LA trial courts, on the Venice Beach testosterone-charged "A" basketball court, in the "wilds" of Malibu, and among an amazing cadre of beautiful and complicated women, Denny seeks justice and his true self. In the summer of 1968, a serial killer is loose in Los Angeles. The press calls him the Night Slayer, and he robs "mom-and-pop" businesses in South Central LA, leaving no witnesses. As the Slayer's body count increases, the city begins to destabilize and a repeat of the Watts Riots is brewing. Denny's high school pal, Jack Hansen, is the lead LAPD homicide detective charged with catching the Slayer. As the Public Defender for many of the suspects arrested, Denny begins to formulate a profile of the Slayer. As the search continues, Denny wins and loses trials and women. He's an emerging star in the criminal justice system and is realizing the significance and vulnerability of that role. Then, using Denny's insight to the Slayer, Jack makes the arrest, and Denny will now represent the Slayer at the lineup.
In light of the growing menace from those unexplained energy rifts in our
neighboring sector, all new energy sources are of great security importance. So
there must be no further delays. I will leave with the artifact tonight and take it to
Author: Pamela F. Service
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Suddenly, a visit to an ancient stone circle whisks her back into the past. She has been summoned, along with Arni, a boy from Viking times, and Tyaak, a half-alien boy from the 26th century, to search the past, present, and future for three broken sections of a magical wooden staff. As the trio experience each other's worlds, they find deeper mysteries to probe and problems to solve, which could affect the entire time line of the planet.
My god, this month is a blur: we found the true TOE, a Conspiracy is trying to take
over the world, the end of days is maybe ... in the tiny room when he felt the two
vibrations, Rascal Puff good man to be friend of, if ever see I light of day again.
Author: Austin P. Torney
Publisher: Austin Patrick Torney
ToeQuestors from www.toequest.com discover the Secrets of the Universe, as well as the humorously dangerous implications that follow their possession of the Holy Grail of the genuine Theory of Everything. With the world's future hanging in the balance, they sharpen their wits and skills through the teachings of the learned Grand Masters. Extraordinary mixed media photo composites of tropical and otherworldly scenes beyond compare. Fun science, too. Much original humor. There is no greater quest than to know whence we came and what we are. Humerous and significent. Amazing poems between chapters. Several Theories of Everything looked at. This blend of prose drama and humor, poetry, illustration, and science makes for a totally glorious reading experience."
“Survivors are strange – you'd have to be to live out here – and the forest can get
hot at times. Did he say ... Sammy stared up at the golden eggs shimmering in the
mushroom light. “Of course.” Mehrak paused. “Come with us. I can't have you ...
Author: John Kerry
Publisher: EATEOM Publishing Ltd
There exists a secret realm outside our own, the original Garden of Eden, sealed from the rest of the world and populated with the fittest of men and women. A paradise that became ravaged by smog that choked out the skies. Now the realm exists in darkness and its people need a champion, a chosen one to save them from the poison that cloaks the land and threatens to smother its inhabitants. That’s what they needed. They got sixteen-year-old Sammy Ellis instead. Her only responsibility was to help the “chosen one” open a gateway into the realm. But, not only has she entered the land in their place, she’s also locked them out in the process. Sammy finds herself lost in a twilight land of giant mushrooms and pursued by dark forces. Can she find a way home so the true chosen one can return or has the realm been doomed by her actions?
Nimble organizations excel, not only at seeing the need for change, but in
actually executing whatever is required. ... The demand for change exceeds the
organization's capacity to change – especially in light of the fact many
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
The must-read summary of Daryl Conner's book: "Leading at the Edge of Chaos: How to Create the Nimble Organization". This complete summary of the ideas from Daryl Conner's book "Leading at the Edge of Chaos" shows that being nimble is now a key element of any sustainable competitive advantage that an organisation may attempt to secure and defend. Nimbleness is not just about flexibility or adaptation, it’s all about execution. In his book, the author has identified the characteristics of nimble organisations and explains how these companies plan and operate. This summary is a must-read for any leader who wants to ensure that their company does better than anyone else. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Leading at the Edge of Chaos" and discover the key to becoming a nimble organisation and implement changes better and faster than the competition.
... the glow of the dream is more luminous than the light of day , and the intuition
borne with it the most elevated form of knowledge . " At the end of May , as
Lawrence prepared to leave Greatham ( Frieda was already in London ) , he
dreamt a ...
Author: Michael Squires
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
The author uses unpublished letters and interviews to shed light on one of the most interesting love affairs in literary history, chronicling the often tempestuous, always sexually vital marriage between D. H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda von Richtofen.
Although our cabin was on a secluded cove, it was only a tenminute skiff ride
from neighbors and the settlement at Point Baker. At night the darkness was
broken only by the flashing light at West Rock, where Sumner Strait turns the
Author: Larry Kaniut
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
From the Klondike to the Bering Sea, from Alaska's bounty that brought fortunes to some to its wilderness that claimed the lives of others, Tales from the Edge explores the myth, beauty, and peril of the arctic landscape. Editor Larry Kaniut brings together some of the world's best outdoor adventure writers to celebrate the land and the people who have measured themselves against it. Tales from the Edge is a celebration of Alaska featuring such notable contributors as Peter Jenkins, Spike Walker, Jay Hammond, Nick Jans, Dana Stabenow, Larry Kaniut, and more. Tales from the Edge will stir the soul and imagination of every armchair adventurer.