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.
In our world today, pollution is a major concern. Pollution affects everyone. Chemical pollutants have even been found in Antarctica! This book explores pollution, what causes it, what it does to us and our environment, and what we can do to stop it. Readers will be inspired to do their part to help end pollution.
"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.
Outlining the major figures and proponents of numerous and varied philosophies—including empiricism, existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, systems theory, postmodernism, and feminism—this guidebook places a critical and creative eye towards many of society’s traditionally held beliefs. Providing readers with the tools to analyze life and to answer existential questions, this aide contextualizes each philosophy in modern terms to ensure accessibility and understanding. A tabulation of each philosophy’s merits and weaknesses is also included to help maximize learning.
Celebrate Little Mix's first UK number-one album - Glory Days - by reading the full story of the girls' astonishing rise to pop super stardom. Our World is full of exclusive photos and inspirational stories about Jade, Perrie, Jesy and Leigh-Anne's unique friendship. Little Mix are the UK's most successful girl band. They first found fame - and each other - on The X Factor in 2011. Five years later they have gone from strength to strength, achieving huge global success. With three platinum-selling albums in the UK and over 14 million record sales worldwide, the band are both adored by their fans and critically acclaimed for their brilliant music. In this book the girls share the real behind-the-scenes story of both their personal lives and their success. They reveal the many highs - what it feels like to perform in front of thousands of people; the excitement of seeing your music soar to Number One around the world - but also the lows. Through it all the girls have had each other, and their incredibly close friendship has grown stronger and stronger as the years have gone by. Now the girls are like sisters, and in this book they share their journeys and how it feels for your dreams to come true. Brimming with exclusive photos, this book shares with us the girls' innermost secrets - their hopes and dreams for the future, their families, their relationships, their style advice and above all their friendship. This book is Little Mix's story in their own words and tells you everything you need to know about their lives both in and out of the spotlight.
Identify three-dimensional shapes all around the world! This vibrant title gives readers practice identifying familiar shapes like cones, cylinders, pentagons, polygons, and prisms, while familiarizing them with STEM themes and more advanced geometry concepts. Children will learn more about vertices, symmetry, and bases. With each shape, this book gives readers information about an example of the shape, be it a building, a honeycomb, or a tree trunk! With an accessible glossary, clear mathematical diagrams, practical examples, and easy-to-read text, readers will have all the tools they need to improve their geometry skills and find shapes on their own!
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.
A collection of poems from many Pacific secondary schools, which won prizes in the Pacific schools poetry-writing competition in 1990. Suggested level: secondary.
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.
This book is drawn from the author's wide experience in working closely with the members of these worldwide lay movement. It contains both theological and spiritual principles to guide the laity in their apostolic work and practical applications drawn from his experience. This book will help the laity to carry out the renewal envisaged by Vatican Council II under the guidance of the man the pope has appointed for that specific purpose.
Illustrations and maps introduce the geography, culture, and trivia facts of each continent, and suggests activities to explore geography in depth.
Encourage students to express their ideas with oral activities, and engage them with relatable full-colour illustrations; revised to reflect social, economic and environmental issues.
Inspired by national and international current events, Our World in Poetry: Today's News Is Tomorrow's History is an illuminating and honest look at the trials and tribulations of our times. JerriFaye Thomason brings a keen sense of observation and thought to her poems, which are enhanced with pictures that capture their historical outlook. This collection provides a unique yet accessible and universal perspective to the issues facing our world. Against the backdrop of history, these poems will resonate for the reader in a lasting and profound way that speaks to our past, present and future. About the Author: JerriFaye Thomason lives in Vincennes, Indiana. Her inspiration to write comes from her mother, who would read poetry to her for as far back as she can remember, creating a safe haven and giving her the world of words, imagination, and dreams. For a little girl with Cerebral Palsy, this laid the foundation to be a poet. Ms. Thomason is working on the sequel to Our World in Poetry, which continues the lyrical examination of current events. http: //SBPRA.com/JerriFayeThomason
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.
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.
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.