Entangled Life

Entangled Life
Author : Gillian Barker
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages : 279
Release : 2013-09-05
ISBN 10 : 9789400770676
ISBN 13 : 9400770677
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Life Book Description:

This volume explores the interactions between organisms and their environments and how this “entanglement” is a fundamental aspect of all life. It brings together the work and ideas of historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, uniting a range of new perspectives, methods, and frameworks for examining and understanding the ways that organisms and environments interact. The volume is organized into three main sections: historical perspectives, contested models, and emerging frameworks. The first section explores the origins of the modern idea of organism-environment interaction in the mid-nineteenth century and its development by later psychologists and anthropologists. In the second section, a variety of controversial models—from mathematical representations of evolution to model organisms in medical research—are discussed and reframed in light of recent questions about the interplay between organisms and environment. The third section investigates several new ideas that have the potential to reshape key aspects of the biological and social sciences. Populations of organisms evolve in response to changing environments; bodies and minds depend on a wide array of circumstances for their development; cultures create complex relationships with the natural world even as they alter it irrevocably. The chapters in this volume share a commitment to unraveling the mysteries of this entangled life.

Entangled Life

Entangled Life
Author : Merlin Sheldrake
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN 10 : 9781473554689
ISBN 13 : 1473554683
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Life Book Description:

The smash-hit Sunday Times bestseller that will transform your understanding of our planet and life itself. 'Dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing' Robert Macfarlane Winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021 Winner of the Wainwright Prize for Conservation Writing 2021 The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. They can change our minds, heal our bodies and even help us avoid environmental disaster; they are metabolic masters, earth-makers and key players in most of nature's processes. In Entangled Life, Merlin Sheldrake takes us on a mind-altering journey into their spectacular world, and reveals how these extraordinary organisms transform our understanding of our planet and life itself. 'Gorgeous!' Margaret Atwood (on Twitter) 'Reads like an adventure story... Wondrous' Sunday Times 'Urgent, astounding and necessary' Helen Macdonald 'A magical writer' Russell Brand * A Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Times, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, BBC Science Focus, TLS and Time Book of the Year *

Entangled Life

Entangled Life
Author : Merlin Sheldrake
Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2021-04-13
ISBN 10 : 9780525510321
ISBN 13 : 052551032X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Life Book Description:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Merlin Sheldrake’s marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth’s marvels. . . . Wondrous.”—Time A mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi, “one of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you” (Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk). WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • BBC Science Focus • The Daily Mail • Geographical • The Times • The Telegraph • New Statesman • London Evening Standard • Science Friday When we think of fungi, we likely think of mushrooms. But mushrooms are only fruiting bodies, analogous to apples on a tree. Most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that supports and sustains nearly all living systems. Fungi provide a key to understanding the planet on which we live, and the ways we think, feel, and behave. In Entangled Life, the brilliant young biologist Merlin Sheldrake shows us the world from a fungal point of view, providing an exhilarating change of perspective. Sheldrake’s vivid exploration takes us from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that range for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the “Wood Wide Web,” to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth makers, and key players in most of life’s processes. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms—and our relationships with them—are changing our understanding of how life works. SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH BOOK AWARD • LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE “Entangled Life is a gorgeous book of literary nature writing in the tradition of [Robert] Macfarlane and John Fowles, ripe with insight and erudition. . . . Food for the soul.”—Eugenia Bone, Wall Street Journal “[An] ebullient and ambitious exploration . . . This book may not be a psychedelic—and unlike Sheldrake, I haven’t dared to consume my copy (yet)—but reading it left me not just moved but altered, eager to disseminate its message of what fungi can do.”—Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times

Entangled Lives

Entangled Lives
Author : Imran Omer
Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages : 280
Release : 2018-07-27
ISBN 10 : 9781785357855
ISBN 13 : 1785357859
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Lives Book Description:

Raza, a poor orphan trapped in the slums of Pakistan, is sent to a strict madrassah where he meets and falls in love with Perveen. They attempt to flee the city to escape their respective fates but fail. Perveen, pregnant, is sent back to her family, and Raza is sent to Afghanistan to fight as a Taliban solider. American journalist, Rachael Brown, travels to Afghanistan to cover the political unrest. When she meets Raza for a brief interview, she sees for the first time the true face of the Taliban: poor and desperate young men with nowhere else to go. As the war unfolds, their paths cross again, and each must decide what they owe the other.

Entangled Lives

Entangled Lives
Author : Marla Miller
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2019-12-17
ISBN 10 : 9781421432748
ISBN 13 : 1421432749
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Lives Book Description:

Offering an intervention into larger conversations about local history, microhistory, and historical scholarship, Entangled Lives is a revealing journey through early America.

Entangled Empires

Entangled Empires
Author : Jorge Canizares-Esguerra
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages : 344
Release : 2018-02
ISBN 10 : 9780812294699
ISBN 13 : 0812294696
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Empires Book Description:

Entangled Empires emphasizes the connections between the English and Iberian imperial projects. The colonial history of the United States ought to be considered part of the history of colonial Latino-America just as Latin American history should be understood as fundamental to the constitution of the United States.

Entangled Territorialities

Entangled Territorialities
Author : Françoise Dussart
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Total Pages : 269
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9781487521592
ISBN 13 : 1487521596
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Territorialities Book Description:

Entangled Territorialities offers vivid ethnographic examples of how Indigenous lands in Australia and Canada are tangled with governments, industries, and mainstream society. Most of the entangled lands to which Indigenous peoples are connected have been physically transformed and their ecological balance destroyed. Each chapter in this volume refers to specific circumstances in which Indigenous peoples have become intertwined with non-Aboriginal institutions and projects including the construction of hydroelectric dams and open mining pits. Long after the agents of resource extraction have abandoned these lands to their fate, Indigenous peoples will continue to claim ancestral ties and responsibilities that cannot be understood by agents of capitalism. The editors and contributors to this volume develop an anthropology of entanglement to further examine the larger debates about the vexed relationships between settlers and indigenous peoples over the meaning, knowledge, and management of traditionally-owned lands.

Works

Works
Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1875
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112049750166
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Works Book Description:

Developmental Dynamics and Transitions in High School

Developmental Dynamics and Transitions in High School
Author : Sofie Pedersen
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-11-18
ISBN 10 : 9781350141742
ISBN 13 : 1350141747
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Dynamics and Transitions in High School Book Description:

This book is about young people and their transitions throughout their first year of high school, deepening our understanding of how it is to be young and enter new institutional settings, and how to understand the developmental dynamics of youth life. It explores the everyday life of six young people as they enter high school and follows them closely as they encounter and try to make sense of the different standards, values, and demands that are built into the institutional setting of high school. The chapters explore the entanglements of personal motive orientation, interpersonal dynamics, institutional values and demands, as well as societal standards, and how subtle negotiations of who one is and ought to be are interwoven into the fabrics of everyday life. Hence the book explores variations on an institutional level – as different high school environments – along with variations on an interpersonal level, insisting on a person-environment reciprocity in the study of development. Using cultural-historical activity theory and ecological psychology derived from theorists including Bang, Barker & Wright, Gibson, Lewin, Hedegaard, Ilyenkov, Stetsenko, and Vygotsky, Sofie Pedersen argues that developmental dynamics among young people cannot be reduced to individual nor social processes alone but are connected to institutional conditions and to concrete places. By insisting on a wholeness approach to the understanding of youth development, Pedersen reveals the developmental dynamics that unfold in the everyday lives of young people, and sheds new light on youth life dynamics, including the challenges that young people face.

The Student and Asmodeus at Large

The Student and Asmodeus at Large
Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Publisher :
Total Pages : 429
Release : 1875
ISBN 10 : PRNC:32101068584109
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student and Asmodeus at Large Book Description: