Released on 2009-03-17Categories Social Science

Why Us?

Why Us?

Author: James Le Fanu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307378071

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this daring treatise on the current state of scientific inquiry, James Le Fanu challenges the common assumption that further progress in genetic research and neuroscience must ultimately explain all there is to know about life and man’s place in the world. On the contrary, he argues, the most recent scientific findings point to an unbridgeable explanatory gap between the genes strung out along the Double Helix and the beauty and diversity of the living world—and between the electrical activity of the brain and the abundant creativity of the human mind. His exploration of these mysteries, and his analysis of where they might lead us in our thinking about the nature and purpose of human existence, form the impassioned and riveting heart of Why Us?
Released on 2014-12-15Categories Sports & Recreation

Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet

Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet

Author: Shane Stay

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Sport

ISBN: 9781782553595

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 351

Why American Soccer Isn't There Yet analyzes the methods of Brazil, Spain, Holland?where the author has lived and played?and other similar nations, establishing a ground for a new vision in the approach to American soccer. The purpose is to establish a new insight into contemporary American soccer and restore faith in ground level observation of what works in a competitive team sport. The majority of American soccer players have athletic talent, the raw physical ability, and often the technical ability, however they have been fed the wrong mental information from their elders, including parents, extended family, and coaches. In turn, the coaches have been fed the wrong information from their respective elders. This book lays out what the core problem is, how to break it down, and fix it for the future of American soccer, which has the potential to become a prominent world power.
Released on 2008-05-12Categories Political Science

Why American Foreign Policy Fails

Why American Foreign Policy Fails

Author: D. Jett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230611771

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

View: 608

This book explores the recent changes in U.S. foreign policy, examines the roles that the six primary actors (the President, the Congress, the bureaucracy, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public) play in policy decisions, and assesses the potential for improvement within this system.
Released on 2005-12-27Categories History

Confronting the American Dream

Confronting the American Dream

Author: Michel Gobat

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: UVA:X004906912

Category: History

Page: 373

View: 165

DIVAsks how a virulent anti-Americanism developed in a Nicaraguan society that also seemed to embrace Americanization fervently and explores the historical roots of this paradox./div
Released on 2020-11-12Categories Education

Wonder and Education

Wonder and Education

Author: Anders Schinkel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350071919

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 499

Many people, whether educators or not, will agree that an education that does not inspire wonder is barren. Wonder is commonly perceived as akin to curiosity, as stimulating inquiry, and as something that enhances pleasure in learning, but there are many experiences of wonder that do not have an obvious place in education. In Wonder and Education, Anders Schinkel theorises a kind of wonder with less obvious yet fundamental educational importance which he calls 'contemplative wonder'. Contemplative wonder disrupts frameworks of understanding that are taken for granted and perceived as natural and draws our attention to the world behind our constructions, sparking our interest in the world as something worth attending to for its own sake rather than for our purposes. It opens up space for the consideration of (radical) alternatives wherever it occurs, and in many cases is linked with deep experiences of value; therefore, it is not just important for education in general, but also, more specifically, for moral and political education.
Released on 2003Categories Canada

America, History and Life

America, History and Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065432984

Category: Canada

Page: 280

View: 413

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.