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Kite Of Stars And Other Stories

Author : Dean Francis Alfar
ISBN : 9712719235
Genre : Philippine fiction (English).
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The Girl Who Made Stars

Author : Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel Bleek
ISBN : 9783856305994
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of myths, legends, fables, and poetry from the Bushman of South Africa.

The Stardust Revolution

Author : Jacob Berkowitz
ISBN : 9781616145507
Genre : Science
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Three great scientific revolutions have shaped our understanding of the cosmos and our relationship to it. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed the Copernican Revolution, which bodychecked the Earth as the pivot point of creation and joined us with the rest of the cosmos as one planet among many orbiting the Sun. Three centuries later came the second great scientific revolution: the Darwinian Revolution. It removed us from a distinct, divine biological status to place us wholly in the ebb and flow of all terrestrial life. This book describes how we’re in the midst of a third great scientific revolution, five centuries in the making: the Stardust Revolution. It is the merging of the once-disparate realms of astronomy and evolutionary biology, and of the Copernican and Darwinian Revolutions, placing life in a cosmic context. The Stardust Revolution takes readers on a grand journey that begins on the summit of California’s Mount Wilson, where astronomers first realized that the universe is both expanding and evolving, to a radio telescope used to identify how organic molecules—the building blocks of life—are made by stars. It’s an epic story told through a scientific cast that includes some of the twentieth century’s greatest minds—including Nobel laureate Charles Townes, who discovered cosmic water—as well as the most ambitious scientific explorers of the twenty-first century, those racing to find another living planet. Today, an entirely new breed of scientists—astrobiologists and astrochemists—are taking the study of life into the space age. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and distribution of life, not just on Earth, but in the universe. Stardust science is filling in the missing links in our evolutionary story, ones that extend our family tree back to the stars. From the Hardcover edition.

Seven Dark Stars

Author : Joseph Sale
ISBN : 9781326017095
Genre : Fiction
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“Nothing stays dead. Not the dogs. Not the voices. Not me.” Seven Dark Stars is a new collection of horror fiction from the author of The Darkest Touch that looks to explore the glowing truth that burns hidden amidst the darkness in our lives. Inspired by the great horror authors of the past and present such as H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, and Harlan Ellison, this collection features the dark novella Grim: the story of Blake MacTire, a detective in the slums of Birmingham who's confronted by a killer that believes his dead mother is alive again at the bottom of a lake. Blake's sure it's nonsense – only he's seen something in the lake too. Something awful and familiar. And it wants him. Alongside this longer tale are six short stories, each one casting light on things hidden in the abyss of our psyche. This book is sure to frighten, enlighten, and hold you until the final page.

The Stars And Stripes And Other American Flags

Author : Peleg Dennis Harrison
ISBN : HARVARD:32044086959178
Genre : Flags
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The Sound The Stars Make Rushing Through The Sky

Author : Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
ISBN : 0812239814
Genre : Literary Collections
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Introducing a dramatic new chapter to American Indian literary history, this book brings to the public for the first time the complete writings of the first known American Indian literary writer, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (her English name) or Bamewawagezhikaquay (her Ojibwe name), Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky (1800-1842). Beginning as early as 1815, Schoolcraft wrote poems and traditional stories while also translating songs and other Ojibwe texts into English. Her stories were published in adapted, unattributed versions by her husband, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a founding figure in American anthropology and folklore, and they became a key source for Longfellow's sensationally popular The Song of Hiawatha. As this volume shows, what little has been known about Schoolcraft's writing and life only scratches the surface of her legacy. Most of the works have been edited from manuscripts and appear in print here for the first time. The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky presents a collection of all Schoolcraft's extant writings along with a cultural and biographical history. Robert Dale Parker's deeply researched account places her writings in relation to American Indian and American literary history and the history of anthropology, offering the story of Schoolcraft, her world, and her fascinating family as reinterpreted through her newly uncovered writing. This book makes available a startling new episode in the history of American culture and literature.

Do Elephants Have Knees And Other Stories Of Darwinian Origins

Author : Charles R Ault Jr.
ISBN : 1501704672
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thinking whimsically makes serious science accessible. That's a message that should be taken to heart by all readers who want to learn about evolution. Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children’s books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children’s literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology. Inquiring into the origin of origins stories, Ault presents three portraits of Charles Darwin—curious child, twentysomething adventurer, and elderly worm scientist. Essays focusing on the origins of tetrapods, elephants, whales, and birds explain fundamental Darwinian concepts (natural selection, for example) with examples of fossil history and comparative anatomy. The imagery of the children’s story offers a way to remember and recreate scientific discoveries. By juxtaposing Darwin’s science with tales for children, Do Elephants Have Knees? underscores the importance of whimsical storytelling to the accomplishment of serious thinking. Charles Darwin mused about duck beaks and swimming bears as he imagined a pathway for the origin of baleen. A "bearduck" chimera may be a stretch, but the science linking not just cows but also whales to moose through shared ancestry has great merit. Teaching about shared ancestry may begin with attention to Bernard Wiseman’s Morris the Moose. Morris believes that cows and deer are fine examples of moose because they all have four legs and things on their heads. No whale antlers are known, but fossils of four-legged whales are. By calling attention to surprising and serendipitous echoes between children’s stories and challenging science, Ault demonstrates how playful thinking opens the doors to an understanding of evolutionary thought.

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ISBN : HARVARD:AH6ARS
Genre : Universalism
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Thai Tales

Author : Supaporn Vathanaprida
ISBN : 1563080966
Genre : Education
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Gathers fairy tales, humorous tales, animal tales, and stories told by Buddhist monks to illustrate their teachings

Astrology And Cosmology In The World S Religions

Author : Nicholas Campion
ISBN : 9780814717141
Genre : Social Science
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Presents overviews of the astrologies of the world's religions, discussing how various cultures have used celestial observations and beliefs about the heavens to engage with the divine and understand their lives on Earth.

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