Sense Of Wonder

Author: Leigh Ronald Grossman
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781434430793
Size: 14,70 MB
Format: PDF
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SENSE OF WONDER is a broad, inexpensive, single-volume anthology designed to give students a sense both of literature and history; the book includes canonical works, stories written in response to those works, and essays on major themes and topics in the field. The book will facilitate a variety of different types of speculative fiction course, whether the course is focused on particular themes, on a chronological look at writers, or on the roots of contemporary SF. Beginning with early twentieth-century writers, Sense of Wonder continues up through the most acclaimed present-day writers. Stories are not treated as purely academic exercises, but contextualized, which is vital in reading a genre where most writers know each other and the relationship between writer and reader is a major factor in how stories are created. The collection includes more than 200 stories, poems, and bibliographic essays (contributed by professors who teach science fiction and by professionals), with an emphasis on the roots of modern SF. Each story author is given a biographical introduction as well.

A Sense Of Wonder

Author: Jenny Aitken
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472913418
Size: 11,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical book offers a scientific framework for the early years that is divided into four key areas: biological science, physical science, earth science and environmental science. Topics covered include life, nature, environmental care, sustainability, and biodiversity - with links throughout to the EYFS. A Sense of Wonder is an easy-to-read guide for educators looking to implement play-based science learning and inspire children of all ages in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

That Sense Of Wonder

Author: Francesco Dimitri
Editor: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1786699885
Size: 13,24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to reclaim wonder in our lives and achieve the good life. All of us experience a sense of wonder at some point in our lives. Perhaps you felt it when you experienced your first kiss; when you grasped the perfectly balanced beauty of an equation; or when you first saw the rose windows of Chartres Cathedral? Whatever the circumstances that triggered the feeling, you were left speechless by this extraordinary world of ours. We may speak different languages, cling to different ideas about politics, religion and love – but a longing for wonder connects us all through space and time. Wonder is the impulse behind scientific and philosophical inquiry, artistic creativity and spiritual yearning. It is the most fruitful human sense: firing our curiosity; inspiring us to hope and dream. But our sense of wonder – that feeling we had as children seeing the Milky Way for the first time – gets used up. Faced with the practical demands of adulthood, we trade a sense of wonder for a sense of reality, which all too often brings anxiety and unhappiness in its wake. By exploring the nature of wonder in many areas of human experience, from the natural world to the spirit world, from science to storytelling, Francesco Dimitri reveals how we can reclaim our sense of wonder – not to become children again, but to become happier and more fulfilled adults, better equipped to face the challenges of modern life.

A Sense Of Place

Author: Daniel A. Kriesberg
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563085659
Size: 14,29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes children's books on nature and our relationship to the environment, and provides instructions for hands-on activities and projects, in areas such as life cycles, animals, climate, habitat, and protecting the environment.

A Sense Of Wonder Towards Nature

Author: Haydn Washington
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0429956320
Size: 19,29 MB
Format: PDF
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Environmental scientist and writer Haydn Washington argues that we will not solve the environmental crisis unless we change our worldview and ethics, and to do so we must rejuvenate our sense of wonder at nature. This book focuses on humanity’s relation with nature, and the sense of wonder and belonging common to indigenous cultures and children everywhere. Drawing on events in the author’s own five decades working to protect wild places, and the current literature on wonder, it examines what a sense of wonder is, what it has been called in different cultures and our high points of wonder at nature. It also looks at the ‘Great Divide’ in worldview between anthropocentrism and eco-centrism, and considers the problem of anthropocentric theory in academia, arguing that the focus should instead be on harmony with nature. The book concludes with an examination of why wonder has become buried in Western society and considers ways in which it can be revived, including rituals and education. It also considers how wonder helps humanity to become ‘whole’. The final chapter presents the road back to wonder and how wonder at nature can be restored in Western society. This book will be of great interest to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, environmental philosophers and ecological ethicists, as well as environmentalists, educators, eco-psychologists and students looking at sustainability, deep ecology and environmental philosophy and ethics.

A Sense Of Wonder

Author: Jeffrey A. Tucker
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819566898
Size: 11,25 MB
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In-depth study places a major American writer in the African-American tradition.

A Sense Of Wonder

Author: Craig Nagel
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468541986
Size: 13,14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Sense Of Wonder

Author: Doyle, Brian
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608336751
Size: 15,20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Sense Of Wonder

Author: Thomas Olms
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 144012468X
Size: 16,32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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There are times when a thought may make the difference of how you may change your feelings. That time is anytime you want to feel something a little different, a little special and to remember. It's the remembering of what you sensed and what it did to you that makes the difference. Take what you read and enjoy what happens.

The Sense Of Wonder

Author: Rachel Carson
Editor: Harpercollins
ISBN: 9780060914509
Size: 20,78 MB
Format: PDF
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Shows and describes the natural beauty of the ocean, forests, seashells, flowers, lichens, trees, wildlife, and stars, and tells parents how to explore nature with their children