Even today our world is still a great mystery.Many scientists think that we are nearing the end of possible discoveries and believe they have solved the world's puzzles with their purely materialistic theories. However, closer examination shows that the "proof" they present is not always entirely conclusive. The author, is himself a doctor and, due to his own very diverse experiences over many years has remained critical of all dogma, especially scientific ones; he portrays in three volumes an alternative view of our world, which takes, of course, all really confirmed knowledge into account. Volume 1 deals with the basic principles of our universe, Volume 2 with "Life" and Volume 3 with "Death."In an exciting and fascinating manner, yet being still easy to read, a large number of scientific, philosophical and religious ideas are broached. His "Better History of Our World" leads to a comprehensive synthesis of all those sciences which deal with theories of knowledge.
"Die größte Sehenswürdigkeit, die es gibt, ist die Welt - sieh sie dir an." (Kurt Tucholsky) Unter diesem Motto schickte der Kamera- und Objektivhersteller SIGMA seinen World Scout auf die Reise, um ein Jahr lang die schönsten Orte dieser Erde zu besuchen und sie fotografisch einzufangen. Der Fotograf Mario Dirks wurde aus über tausend Bewerbern ausgewählt, diesen Traum zu (er)leben. Fünf Kontinente, 48 Länder, 77 Städte besuchte er in 50 Wochen. Dabei absolvierte er 101 Flüge und bewältigte zu Fuß knapp 4000 Kilometer. Entstanden ist eine große, bunte Mischung aus unzähligen außergewöhnlichen Fotos faszinierender Ziele und paradiesischer Plätze der Erde. Aus der Fülle der Bilder und Erlebnisse hat Mario Dirks eine abwechslungsreiche Momentaufnahme unserer Erde geschaffen. Neben Höhepunkten wie Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Felsenstadt Petra, Grand Canyon oder Ayers Rock zeigt dieses Buch architektonische Meisterwerke, einzigartige Naturlandschaften, authentische Menschen- und Tierporträts. Ergänzt durch Anekdoten, Randnotizen und fotografische Tipps ist dieser Band ein visueller Leckerbissen und eine Fundgrube für jeden Fotografen. Gehen Sie mit dem Autor auf die Reise durch die fünf Kontinente, tauchen Sie ein in die farbenfrohe und spannende Vielfalt unserer Welt und erfahren Sie, was Fotos einmalig macht.
Geographic data models are digital frameworks that describe the location and characteristics of things in the world around us. With a geographic information system, we can use these models as lenses to see, interpret, and analyze the infinite complexity of our natural and man-made environments. With the geodatabase, a new geographic data model introduced with ArcInfo 8, you can extend significantly the level of detail and range of accuracy with which you can model geographic reality in a database environment.
The two volumes of Kelley and Lewis's To Make Our World Anew integrate the work of eleven leading historians into the most up-to-date and comprehensive account available of African American history, from the first Africans brought as slaves into the Americas, right up to today's black filmmakers and politicians. This first volume begins with the story of Africa and its origins, then presents an overview of the Atlantic slave trade, and the forced migration and enslavement of between ten and twenty million people. It covers the Haitian Revolution, which ended victoriously in 1804 with the birth of the first independent black nation in the New World, and slave rebellions and resistance in the United States in the years leading up to the Civil War. There are vivid accounts of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, the backlash of the notorious "Jim Crow" laws and mob lynchings, and the founding of key black educational institutions, such as Howard University in Washington, D.C. Here is a panoramic view of African-American life, rich in gripping first-person accounts and short character sketches that invite readers to relive history as African Americans have experienced it.
Our World This Century covers events up to 1995 in a simple and direct text, illustrated with cartoons, photographs, charts and diagrams which aid understanding.
John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why’s and how’s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays. Is war a natural condition of humankind? What are the origins of war? Is the modern state dependent on warfare? How does war affect the individual, combatant or noncombatant? Can there be an end to war? Keegan addresses these questions with a breathtaking knowledge of history and the many other disciplines that have attempted to explain the phenomenon. The themes Keegan concentrates on in this short volume are essential to our understanding of why war remains the single greatest affliction of humanity in the twenty-first century, surpassing famine and disease, its traditional companions. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Welcome to Exploring Our World: Neighborhoods and Communities. The literature-based and hands-on activities in this resource will provide your students with lots of opportunities to discover their surroundings. As they learn about the people and places within their communities, they will also build on the concepts of cooperation, living with diversity and change, and making a personal contribution for the common good. - from the Introduction.Grades 1-3.
WJTOW suggests that we might be better off paying less attention to Jesus' Second Coming and more to his sense of irony and his outrage with religious bigotry. The questions people need to ask about this "man of Nazareth" have a lot to do with recognizing how different our world is from the one Jesus was born into and understood so intimately. It's probably true that the 21st century world, with all of its problems and troubles, is a much better world than the first century middle east that Jesus knew, and we shouldn't be ashamed to come to Jesus with all this package of Darwin and Einstein, Hubble telescopes and Mars landers, medical miracles and quantum physics. Our modern souls are, after all, all we have to give to him. This book looks at a handful of questions that thoughtful Christians have raised with the author (and a couple of his own) in more than 50 years in serving parishes in the US and Canada. The author takes a common sense approach to these issues and assumes that Jesus knew what he has talking about. Moreover, it still makes sense even in a modern, space-age setting.
This two-volume work in biblical studies is a commemorative presentation to Simon John DeVries, noted Old Testament Scholar. Volume two encompasses the worldviews of the Bible for Jews and Christians, the Holiness of God, Psalms in LXX, similarities in ancient Near Eastern narrative and Hebrew Bible, the Bible in the cultural settings of ancient Rome, Middle Ages, Oriental theologies, and contemporary cultural imperatives, and the function of biblical metaphors.
Early years activities to promote geographical understanding.
A collection of poems from many Pacific secondary schools, which won prizes in the Pacific schools poetry-writing competition in 1990. Suggested level: secondary.
The cover image, World Map by Fra Mauro c. 1450, is one of the most important and famous maps of all time. This monumental map of the world was created by the monk Fra Mauro in his monastery on the island of San Michele in the Venetian lagoon. Now the centrepiece of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in St Marc’s Square in Venice, the map in its nearly 600-year history has never left Venice – until now. Renowned for its sheer size - over 2.3 metres square - and stunning colours, the map was made at a time of transition between the medieval world view and new knowledge uncovered by the great voyages of discovery. Brilliantly painted and illuminated on sheets of oxhide, the sphere of the Earth is surrounded by the sphere of the Ocean in the ancient way. Yet Fra Mauro included the latest information on exploration by Portuguese and Arab navigators. Commissioned by King Afonso V of Portugal, it is the last of the great medieval world maps to inspire navigators in the Age of Discovery to explore beyond the Indian Ocean.
In an age marked by global hegemony and festering civilization clashes, Fred Dallmayr's Achieving Our World charts a path toward a cosmopolitan democracy respectful of local differences. Dallmayr draws upon and develops insights from a number of fields: political theory, the study of international politics, recent Continental philosophy, and an array of critical cultural disciplines to illustrate and elucidate his thesis. In Achieving Our World, Dallmayr contends that a genuinely global and plural democracy and 'civic culture' is the only viable and promising path for humankind in the new millennium.
This informative book teaches readers about the seven continents and how to recognize them on maps. Through supportive text, vibrant images, and a helpful glossary, index, and table of contents, readers will learn about map basics like the compass rose, a scale, and a legend.
BEYOND OUR WORLD: The Exciting Story of a Treasure Hunter, Historian, and Adventurer by Myron (Mike) Baker For a person-a woman-like Bridgette Baker, planet Earth is too small to contain a burning passion that encompasses all that is, whether of nature or man-made creations, and her abundant gifts. In the seventy-five years of her life, Bridgette Baker never wasted one moment. Some people exist, she lived to the fullest. In Beyond Our World, by Myron Baker, husband of Bridgette, recounts the amazing life of an adventurer, world traveler, artist, archeologist, historian, and collector, always intensely loyal to family and friends. About the Author Myron (Mike) Baker is the husband of Bridgette Baker, the subject of this book. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Myron, or Mike, was born January 30, 1930. He lives in the pages of the book, as do his wife, and most of their family members and friends made all over the world.
This book offers a rational and philosophical approach to environmental interpretation, the educational purpose of which is particularly relevant in an age when specialization tends to distance most people from direct experience of the way the environment works. In reviewing the practice of interpretation, the author emphasises that effective work in this field must be finely tuned. The interpreter must constantly bear in mind the real value and significance of the features interpreted and the needs of the visitors to whom interpretation is addressed.
A look at engineering education today? with an eye to tomorrow Engineering education is in flux. While it is increasingly important that engineers be innovative, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and able to work globally, there are virtually no programs that prepare students to meet these new challenges. Shaping Our World: Engineering Education for the 21st Century seeks to fill this void, exploring revolutionary approaches to the current engineering curriculum that will bring it fully up to date and prepare the next generation of would-be engineers for real and lasting professional success. Comprised of fourteen chapters written by respected experts on engineering education, the book is divided into three parts that address the need for change in the way engineering is taught; specific innovations that have been tested, why they matter, and how they can be more broadly instituted; and the implications for further changes. Designed to aid engineering departments in their transition towards new modes of learning and leadership in engineering education, the book describes how to put into practice educational programs that are aligned with upcoming changes, such as those proposed in the NAE's Engineer of 2020 reports. Addressing the need to change engineering education to meet the demands of the 21st century head on, Shaping Our World condenses current discussions, research, and trials regarding new methods into specific, actionable calls for change.