Entangled Life

Entangled Life
Author : Merlin Sheldrake
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2020-09-03
ISBN 10 : 9781473554689
ISBN 13 : 1473554683
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entangled Life Book Description:

‘A dazzling, vibrant, vision-changing book. I ended it wonderstruck at the fungal world. A remarkable work by a remarkable writer’ Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. Neither plant nor animal, they are found throughout the earth, the air and our bodies. They can be microscopic, yet also account for the largest organisms ever recorded. They enabled the first life on land, can survive unprotected in space and thrive amidst nuclear radiation. In fact, nearly all life relies in some way on fungi. These endlessly surprising organisms have no brain but can solve problems and manipulate animal behaviour with devastating precision. In giving us bread, alcohol and life-saving medicines, fungi have shaped human history, and their psychedelic properties have recently been shown to alleviate a number of mental illnesses. Their ability to digest plastic, explosives, pesticides and crude oil is being harnessed in break-through technologies, and the discovery that they connect plants in underground networks, the ‘Wood Wide Web’, is transforming the way we understand ecosystems. Yet over ninety percent of their species remain undocumented. Entangled Life is a mind-altering journey into a spectacular and neglected world, and shows that fungi provide a key to understanding both the planet on which we live, and life itself. 'One of those rare books that can truly change the way you see the world around you. Astounding' Helen MacDonald, author of H Is for Hawk

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 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.

Deleuze and Ethology

Deleuze and Ethology
Author : Jason Cullen
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2020-09-17
ISBN 10 : 9781350133808
ISBN 13 : 1350133809
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deleuze and Ethology Book Description:

Ethology, or, how animals relate to their environments is currently enjoying increased academic attention. A prominent figure in this scholarship is Gilles Deleuze and yet, the significance of his relational metaphysics to ethology has still not been scrutinised. Jason Cullen's book is the first text to analyse Deleuze's philosophical ethology and he prioritises the theorist's examination of how beings relate to each other. For Cullen, Deleuze's Cinema books are integral to this investigation and he highlights how they expose a key Deleuzian theme: that beings are fundamentally continuous with each other. In light of this continuity then, Cullen reveals that how beings understand each other shapes them and allows them to transform their shared worlds.

Entangled Lives

Entangled Lives
Author : Marla Miller
Publisher : JHU Press
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2019-12-17
ISBN 10 : 9781421432755
ISBN 13 : 1421432757
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.

Two Arabs a Berber and a Jew

Two Arabs  a Berber  and a Jew
Author : Lawrence Rosen
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 363
Release : 2015-12-02
ISBN 10 : 9780226317489
ISBN 13 : 022631748X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Arabs a Berber and a Jew Book Description:

"Drawn from Memory" is an important contribution to Moroccan studies, to the field of anthropology, and to academic approaches to biography. Rosen weaves the threads of his narrative together into a tapestry focused on the lives of four men: a raconteur, a teacher, an entrepreneur, and a cloth dealer, a Jew. Ordinary people have intellectual lives, Rosen tells us. They may never have written a book; they may never even have read one. But their lives are rich in ideas, constantly fashioned and revised, elaborated and rearranged. Rosen first encountered the four men he profiles in his book in the course of his academic research, and he then visited and revisited these men, and the towns in which they live, over several decades. He engaged them ina kind of continuous conversation. He spoke to members of their family, their neighbors, and the town people. Out of this wealth of material, he has constructed a narrative that takes the reader not only into four intensely observed individual lives but also, as it were, the history of Morocco s evolution across the span of many decades; he takes the reader not only into the outwardly lived lives of his subjects, but their innermost thoughts, their own perceptions of themselves and the evolving Moroccan world around them. At the same time, he manages to evoke the physical landscape, the towns in which these men live, marvelously well, so that the towns and their inhabitants come alive for the reader. Beautifully illustrated with archival and ethnographic photos, "Drawn from Memory" teaches us that that for Moroccans, and by extension Muslims in general, nothing in everyday social life is hard and fast, and the meaning and outcome of all interactions is the product of negotiation and relatedness."

Worthy of Death

Worthy of Death
Author : Rich Ritter
Publisher : Publication Consultants
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9781594339356
ISBN 13 : 159433935X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worthy of Death Book Description:

n unspeakable evil committed at the conclusion of Gathering of the Clans ignites a firestorm of unforeseen consequences. Joniah has forgiven Joshua Hotah for his “unexpected act of kindness,” but the rifle shot attracts unwanted attention. After orchestrating the murder of an innocent family, a creeping edge of remorse invites Csongor Toth to consider the possibility of a conscience. Deeply in love with Nadia, Roshan Kuznetsov believes his abject poverty will lead to rejection. Manfred Herrmann has confessed his darkest secret to Alexandra Smythe, but does not yet appreciate the peril of her unspoken secret. Tseng Longwei has finally achieved “glorious poverty and splendid deprivation,” but his epiphany fails to release him from the shame of cowardice. Nearly tempted into a life of prostitution, the youthful Priscilla Kimball must now survive a menacing confrontation with an accused murderer. And what of Gordania Sinclair, the remarkable heroine of this trilogy: will she escape the labyrinth created by her alter ego? Read on to experience the glorious finale of Nor Things to Come.

The Blithedale romance 1876

The Blithedale romance  1876
Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1876
ISBN 10 : OSU:32435021402680
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blithedale romance 1876 Book Description:

Miscellaneous prose works

Miscellaneous prose works
Author : Lord Edward Lytton Bulwer
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1868
ISBN 10 : GENT:900000112826
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscellaneous prose works Book Description: