Upon What Does the Turtle Stand

This book brings together the reflections of independent researchers from around the world.

Upon What Does the Turtle Stand

Author: Aharon Aviram

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027994

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This book brings together the reflections of independent researchers from around the world. Sixteen authors from fourteen countries present their views on the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in education, offering valuable insights through the examination of current issues relevant to the future of education. What will education be in tomorrow’s world? How can ICT be used without rendering education a purely technical process? How can we succeed the renovation of educational subjects without transforming them into technical objects? The introductory chapter of this publication guides us into the essays through a classification organized by the editors to illustrate different attitudes to technologies: • The ‘Globalizers’ see the integration of ICT and education as a means of enhancing the competitiveness of their society in a global economy; • The ‘Reformists’ see it as a means of bringing about significant change in didactics in the various disciplines, and even in the ‘basics’ of education; • The ‘Humanists’ consider technologies as possible catalysts for changing the aims and values of education from learni- oriented to humanistic; • The ‘Heretic’ sees values and aims as being determined exclusively by technology, and economy and culture as s- products of the technology-guided process. He therefore does not see any sense in interrogations as to which aims should guide us in integrating technology with education. Obviously, some arguments stretch across all four categories without completely matching any so-called type.

Research Strategies for a Digital Age

Foreword, Preface, Introduction, or Afterword from a Bookle-Book (Database)
Footnote/endnote: 24. Viviane Reding, foreword to Upon What Does the Turtle
Stand?.- Rethinking Education for the Digital Age, ed. Roni Aviram and janice ...

Research Strategies for a Digital Age

Author: Bonnie L. Tensen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133713025

Page: 320

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Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies available, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, FOURTH EDITION, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps students increase their knowledge as they develop invaluable research skills they can use for a lifetime. This text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. It equips students with research skills critical to today's online environment--skills they can immediately begin putting into action. Author Bonnie Tensen introduces students to research by beginning in the digital library. Using online catalogs and databases in a controlled environment with credible sources enables students to develop and sharpen their research and analytical skills before they expand their search to the vast resources--both credible and questionable--on the Internet. The text is packed with current examples, insightful illustrations, and practical tips to help students get the most from today's wealth of resources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Life in a Shell

“If your theory is correct, Madam, what does this turtle stand on?” “You're a very
clever man, Mr. James, and that's a good question, but I can answer that. The first
turtle stands on the back of second, far larger, turtle.” “But what does this second
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Life in a Shell

Author: Donald C. Jackson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674050347

Page: 178

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Trundling along in essentially the same form for some 220 million years, turtles have seen dinosaurs come and go, mammals emerge, and humankind expand its dominion. Is it any wonder the persistent reptile bested the hare? In this engaging book physiologist Donald Jackson shares a lifetime of observation of this curious creature, allowing us a look under the shell of an animal at once so familiar and so strange. Here we discover how the turtle’s proverbial slowness helps it survive a long, cold winter under ice. How the shell not only serves as a protective home but also influences such essential functions as buoyancy control, breathing, and surviving remarkably long periods without oxygen, and how many other physiological features help define this unique animal. Jackson offers insight into what exactly it’s like to live inside a shell—to carry the heavy carapace on land and in water, to breathe without an expandable ribcage, to have sex with all that body armor intervening. Along the way we also learn something about the process of scientific discovery—how the answer to one question leads to new questions, how a chance observation can change the direction of study, and above all how new research always builds on the previous work of others. A clear and informative exposition of physiological concepts using the turtle as a model organism, the book is as interesting for what it tells us about scientific investigation as it is for its deep and detailed understanding of how the enduring turtle “works.”

The Universal Review

If , as is alleged , the world stands on a turtle , the turtle stands on money . No
money no turtle . As for money , that stands on opinion , credit , trust , faith - things
that , though highly material in connection with money , are still of immaterial ...

The Universal Review

Author: Harry Quilter

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Evolution for Everyone

ACCORDING TO LEGEND WILLIAM James was once approached after a lecture
by an elderly woman who shared her theory that the earth is supported on the
back of a giant turtle. Gently, James asked her what the turtle was standing upon.

Evolution for Everyone

Author: David Sloan Wilson

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440336808

Page: 400

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What is the biological reason for gossip? For laughter? For the creation of art? Why do dogs have curly tails? What can microbes tell us about morality? These and many other questions are tackled by renowned evolutionist David Sloan Wilson in this witty and groundbreaking new book. With stories that entertain as much as they inform, Wilson outlines the basic principles of evolution and shows how, properly understood, they can illuminate the length and breadth of creation, from the origin of life to the nature of religion. Now everyone can move beyond the sterile debates about creationism and intelligent design to share Darwin’s panoramic view of animal and human life, seamlessly connected to each other. Evolution, as Wilson explains, is not just about dinosaurs and human origins, but about why all species behave as they do—from beetles that devour their own young, to bees that function as a collective brain, to dogs that are smarter in some respects than our closest ape relatives. And basic evolutionary principles are also the foundation for humanity’s capacity for symbolic thought, culture, and morality. In example after example, Wilson sheds new light on Darwin’s grand theory and how it can be applied to daily life. By turns thoughtful, provocative, and daringly funny, Evolution for Everyone addresses some of the deepest philosophical and social issues of this or any age. In helping us come to a deeper understanding of human beings and our place in the world, it might also help us to improve that world.

The Craft of Argument

Turtles All the Way Down There is a story told by the anthropologist Clifford
Geertz of an Englishman in India , who , upon being told that the world rests on
the back of an elephant , asked " On what does the elephant stand ? " " On the
back of a ...

The Craft of Argument

Author: Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Page: 492

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The Craft of Argument is designed to help integrate the skills of writing, critical thinking, and arguing for the purpose of enabling the writer to write arguments that are clear, sound, and persuasive. Integrating the skills of writing, critical thinking, and arguing in order to write arguments that are clear, sound, and persuasive is the key benefit of The Craft of Argument. Part 1 presents an overview of the nature of argument. Part 2 offers a detailed discussion of the five elements of argument (finding and stating a claim; reasons and evidence; reporting evidence; acknowledgments and responses; and warranting claims and reasons). Part 3 focuses on meaning and causation. Part 4 emphasizes language-how to write clearly and vividly, and how to use language persuasively. Part 5, Readings, comprises a wide range of sample arguments for analysis and springboards for discussion and further writing. General Interest: Improving Wrtiting

Scientific Arena

Now , is stand ? " replied , “ A great turtle's back . " assumption of the evolution
hypothesis . As not this more wonderful ? Any school boy * On what does the
turtle stand ? " this sightless species discovered by Prof. by a little calculation ,
can ...

Scientific Arena

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The Craft of Argument with Readings

And on what does the turtle stand ? " he asked . “ On the back of another turtle . " .
" And on what " the Englishman asked again , " does that turtle stand ? " " Ah ,
Sahib , " replied the Indian , " after that , it is turtles all the way down ! " Arguments
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The Craft of Argument  with Readings

Author: Joseph M. Williams

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN:

Page: 709

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Evenly divided between practical instruction and exemplary readings, this textbook thoroughly explains what arguments are, why they are important, how to tell good arguments from bad, and how to construct and present original arguments. The readings include philosophical, journalistic, social scientific, and political pieces concerned with lying, witch hunts, love, risk, beauty, and families. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

William Shakespeare s Complete Works

Ay , and make't manifest where she has The very life seems warm upon her lip .
liv'd , Leon . The fixure of her eye has motion in't ,? Or , how stol'n ... I , an old
turtle , Stand by , a looker on . Will wing me to some wither'd bough ; and there
Paul ...

William Shakespeare s Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

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The works of William Shakespeare complete With life and glossary

From thy admiring daughter took the spirits , Leon , What you can make her do ,
Standing like stone with thee ! I am content to look on ... My lord , your sorrow was
too sore laid Paul . Music ; awake her : strike . - - on ; [ Music . Which sixteen
winters cannot blow away ... I , an old turtle , Stand by , a looker - on . Will wing
me to ...

The works of William Shakespeare complete  With life and glossary

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

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Page: 974

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The Reference Shakespeare

It is requir'd Dear queen , that ended when I but began , You do awake your faith :
Then , all stand still ; Give me that ... Did ever so long live ; no [ 6 ] sorrow , Strike
all that look upon with marvel . ... I , an old [ b ] turtle , Stand by , a looker - on .

The Reference Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 921

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The Reference Shakspere a Memorial Edition of Shakspere s Plays Containing Eleven Thousand Six Hundred References

From thy admiring daughter took the spirits , Leon , What you can make her do ,
Standing like stone with thee ! ... dry : scarce any [ a ] joy ' Tis time ; descend ; be
stone no more ; approach ; 614 . de Did ever so long live ; no [ 6 ] sorrow , Strike
all that look upon with marvel . ... I , an old [ 1 ] turtle , Stand by , a looker - on . Will
 ...

The Reference Shakspere  a Memorial Edition of Shakspere s Plays  Containing Eleven Thousand Six Hundred References

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 921

View: 499

The Reference Shakspere

It is requir'd Dear queen , that ended when I but began , You do awake your faith :
Then , all stand still ; Give me that hand of yours to kiss . Or those that ... My lord ,
your sorrow was too sore laid No foot shall stir . on ; Paul , Music , awake her :
strike !Which sixteen ... I , an old [ b ] turtle , Stand by , a looker - on . Will wing me
 ...

The Reference Shakspere

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

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Page: 925

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The Reference Shakespeare a Self interpreting Edition of Shakespeare s Plays Containing 11 600 References Compiled by J B Marsh Second Edition

It is requir'd Dear queen , that ended when I but began , You do awake your faith :
Then , all stand still ; Give me that hand of yours to kiss . ... [ a ] joy ' Tis time ;
descend ; be stone no more ; approach ; Did ever so long live ; no [ 6 ] sorrow ,
Strike all that look upon with marvel . ... I , an old [ 6 ] turtle , Stand by , a looker -
on .

The Reference Shakespeare  a Self interpreting Edition of Shakespeare s Plays  Containing 11 600 References Compiled by J  B  Marsh   Second Edition

Author: William Shakespeare

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Only Connect

'We live on a crust of earth on the back of a giant turtle,' the grande dame
announced. James, ever gentle, asked, 'If your . . . um . . . theory is correct,
madame, what does this turtle stand upon?' 'The first turtle stands on the back of
a second far ...

Only Connect

Author: Sheila A. Egoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195410242

Page: 416

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First published in 1969 and revised in 1980, Only Connect is widely accepted as an essential tool for everyone concerned with children's books. Only Connect, Third Edition, presents a completely new section of more than 40 essays and brief studies on history and criticism, literary standards, changing tastes, science fiction, young adult literature, fantasy, the problem novel, racism, and sexism. Among the essayists are Joan Aiken, Margaret Mahy, P.L. Travers, Perry Nodelman, Brian Attebery, John Rowe Townsend, Myra Cohn Livingston, Peter Hunt, and Jane Yolen. Its assembled learning, common sense, and wit assure Only Connect, Third Edition, an honoured place beside the first and second editions. Each of the editors - Sheila Egoff, Gordon Stubbs, Ralph Ashley and Wendy Sutton - has many years of experience writing and teaching in the field of Children's and young adult literature at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Education and the School of Library,Archival and Information Studies.

Circuit Cellar Ink

Upon learning this , one thoughtful adept asked his tutor , " What does the turtle
stand upon ? " The master replied , " The turtle stands upon the back of another
turtle , even more mighty . ” The adept paused , thought this over , and asked ...

Circuit Cellar Ink

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The Oberlin Evangelist

It comes for - ll as a theory to account for evils that come ward to this important
work as if God had entirely over - l or at birth . ... That their sin stands related to
the sin of all if this theory proposes anything to purpose , it is to reages " unsettled
- leave man ' s reason and ... See John asked - - What does the turtle stand on ?

The Oberlin Evangelist

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