Making Sense Of Life

Author: Evelyn Fox KELLER
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674039445
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What do biologists want? If, unlike their counterparts in physics, biologists are generally wary of a grand, overarching theory, at what kinds of explanation do biologists aim? How will we know when we have made sense of life? Such questions, Evelyn Fox Keller suggests, offer no simple answers. Explanations in the biological sciences are typically provisional and partial, judged by criteria as heterogeneous as their subject matter. It is Keller's aim in this bold and challenging book to account for this epistemological diversity--particularly in the discipline of developmental biology. In particular, Keller asks, what counts as an explanation of biological development in individual organisms? Her inquiry ranges from physical and mathematical models to more familiar explanatory metaphors to the dramatic contributions of recent technological developments, especially in imaging, recombinant DNA, and computer modeling and simulations. A history of the diverse and changing nature of biological explanation in a particularly charged field, Making Sense of Life draws our attention to the temporal, disciplinary, and cultural components of what biologists mean, and what they understand, when they propose to explain life.

Evolution

Author: Douglas J. Emlen
Editor: Roberts
ISBN: 9781319322199
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Evolution: Making Sense of Life brings technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology students require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life through a narrative sure to capture the attention of evolution students. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life. This edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life is now supported in SaplingPlus. Created and supported by the author and other educators, SaplingPlus’s instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators’ time. Automatically graded homework problem contains hints, answer-specific feedback, and solutions to ensure that students find the help they need.

Transitions

Author: William Bridges
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738285412
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Celebrating 40 years of the best-selling guide for coping with life's changes, named one of the 50 all-time best books in self-help and personal development -- with a new Discussion Guide for readers, written by Susan Bridges and aimed at today's current people and organizations facing unprecedented change First published in 1980, Transitions was the first book to explore the underlying and universal pattern of transition. Named one of the fifty most important self-help books of all time, Transitions remains the essential guide for coping with the inevitable changes in life. Transitions takes readers step-by-step through the three perilous stages of any transition, explaining how each stage can be understood and embraced. The book offers an elegant, simple, yet profoundly insightful roadmap to navigate change and move into a hopeful future: Endings. Every transition begins with one. Too often we misunderstand them, confuse them with finality -- that's it, all over, finished! Yet the way we think about endings is key to how we can begin anew. The Neutral Zone. The second hurdle: a seemingly unproductive time-out when we feel disconnected from people and things in the past, and emotionally unconnected to the present. Actually, the neutral zone is a time of reorientation. How can we make the most of it? The New Beginning. We come to beginnings only at the end, when we launch new activities. To make a successful new beginning requires more than simply persevering. It requires an understanding of the external signs and inner signals that point the way to the future.

Evolution

Author: Carl Zimmer
Editor: Roberts & Company
ISBN: 9781936221172
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Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have teamed up to write a textbook intended for biology majors that will inspire students while delivering a solid foundation in evolutionary biology. Zimmer brings the same story-telling skills he displayed in The Tangled Bank, his 2009 non-majors textbook that the Quarterly Review of Biology called “spectacularly successful.” Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today's biology majors require. Students will learn the fundamental concepts of evolutionary theory, such as natural selection, genetic drift, phylogeny, and coevolution. Evolution: Making Sense of Life also drives home the relevance of evolution for disciplines ranging from conservation biology to medicine. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rain forests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of the students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life.

Can Science Make Sense Of Life

Author: Sheila Jasanoff
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509522743
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Since the discovery of the structure of DNA and the birth of the genetic age, a powerful vocabulary has emerged to express science’s growing command over the matter of life. Armed with knowledge of the code that governs all living things, biology and biotechnology are poised to edit, even rewrite, the texts of life to correct nature’s mistakes. Yet, how far should the capacity to manipulate what life is at the molecular level authorize science to define what life is for? This book looks at flash points in law, politics, ethics, and culture to argue that science’s promises of perfectibility have gone too far. Science may have editorial control over the material elements of life, but it does not supersede the languages of sense-making that have helped define human values across millennia: the meanings of autonomy, integrity, and privacy; the bonds of kinship, family, and society; and the place of humans in nature.

Making Sense Of It All

Author: Thomas V. Morris
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802806529
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Thomas V. Morris discusses life, death, religion, the nature of faith and more. This captivating book is ideal both for thoughtful unbelievers who consider Christianity unreasonable, and Christians wanting to know how to share their faith with sceptics. Writing in an engaging, conversational style, Morris takes an intriguing new look at the big questions that keep coming up -- questions about life, death, God, religion, the nature of faith, the formation of an adequate worldview, and the meaning of life. Morris explores these kinds of questions in an earnest yet thoroughly entertaining and easily readable way, relating numerous personal anecdotes, incorporating intriguing material from the films of Woody Allen and the journals of Tolstoy, and using the writings of the seventeenth-century genius Blaise Pascal as a central guide.

Making Sense Of Life

Author: Rich Patterson, PhD
Editor: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1627875018
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Teenagers often turn to their peers to ask for advice, but have no idea how to put it into practice. Advice seems easy to come by but hard to fit into an exact situation. Making Sense of Life: A Guidebook for Teens and Parents uses real-life situations and personal stories to help guide teens toward asking the right questions and making the best decisions for every circumstance. Teens will learn how to: Create a journal that gives much-needed perspective on frustration and anger Avoid the self-perpetuating cycle of low self-esteem and low productivityCommunicate better with parents and help guide their own parents to communicate more effectively with them Using activities, writing prompts, and list-making tools, Making Sense of Life shares the secrets to working together -- rather than in opposition -- as parent and teen. Each chapter concludes with key thoughts for both parent and teen to build their knowledge base with real-world applications. This practical guide full of life-changing insights will help navigate the complexities of social expectations, family relationships, and, most importantly, understanding oneself.

Evolution

Author: Douglas J. Emlen
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319230938
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Evolutionary Biologist, Douglas Emlen and Science Writer, Carl Zimmer continue to improve their widely-praised evolution textbook. Emlen, an award-winning evolutionary biologist at the University of Montana, has infused Evolution: Making Sense of Life with the technical rigor and conceptual depth that today’s biology majors require. Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, brings compelling storytelling to the book, bringing evolutionary research to life through a narrative sure to capture the attention of evolution students. With riveting stories about evolutionary biologists at work everywhere from the Arctic to tropical rainforests to hospital wards, the book is a reading adventure designed to grab the imagination of students, showing them exactly why it is that evolution makes such brilliant sense of life. The new edition of Evolution: Making Sense of Life is now supported in SaplingPlus. Created and supported by the author and other educators, SaplingPlus’s instructional online homework drives student success and saves educators’ time. Automatically graded homework problem contains hints, answer-specific feedback, and solutions to ensure that students find the help they need.

Transitions

Author: W Bridges
Editor: Addison-Wesley
ISBN:
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Provides guidance in dealing with critical changes in one's personal and professional lives, details approaches for negotiating major transitions, and offers skills and advice

Making Sense Of Everyday Life

Author: Susie Scott
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658458
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This accessible, introductory text explains the importance of studying 'everyday life' in the social sciences. Susie Scott examines such varied topics as leisure, eating and drinking, the idea of home, and time and schedules in order to show how societies are created and reproduced by the apparently mundane 'micro' level practices of everyday life. Each chapter is organized around three main themes: 'rituals and routines', 'social order', and 'challenging the taken-for-granted', with intriguing examples and illustrations. Theoretical approaches from ethnomethodology, Symbolic Interactionism and social psychology are introduced and applied to real-life situations, and there is clear emphasis on empirical research findings throughout. Social order depends on individuals following norms and rules which are so familiar as to appear natural; yet, as Scott encourages the reader to discover, these are always open to question and investigation. This user-friendly book will appeal to undergraduate students across the social sciences, including the sociology of everyday life, the sociology of emotions, social psychology and cultural studies, and will reveal the fascinating significance our everyday habits hold.

Achieve For Evolution 2 Term Access

Author: Douglas J Emlen
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ISBN: 9781319401467
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Making Sense Of Journals In The Life Sciences

Author: Tony Stankus
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ISBN: 9780789000804
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Making Sense Of The Life Of Christ

Author: Kristina Howells
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847997007
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This book has been written to give you an understanding of the life and times of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Why His life is important for our salvation and the gift of eternal life is offered. He was a living sacrifice for all our sins. Therefore we need to understand that Christianity was founded on the life and teachings of a Jew named Jesus Christ.

Making Sense Of Life Before We L Eve

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ISBN: 9780994188656
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Achieve For Evolution 1 Term Access

Author: Douglas J Emlen
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ISBN: 9781319374181
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Bioaesthetics

Author: Carsten Strathausen
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452955123
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In recent years, bioaesthetics has used the latest discoveries in evolutionary studies and neuroscience to provide new ways of looking at art and aesthetics. Carsten Strathausen’s remarkable exploration of this emerging field is the first comprehensive account of its ideas, as well as a timely critique of its limitations. Strathausen familiarizes readers with the basics of bioaesthetics, grounding them in its philosophical underpinnings while articulating its key components. Importantly, he delves into the longstanding problem of the “two cultures” that separate the arts and the sciences. Seeking to make bioaesthetics a more robust way of thinking, Strathausen then critiques it for failing to account for science’s historical and cultural assumptions. At its worst, he says, biologism reduces artworks to mere automatons that rubber-stamp pre-established scientific truths. Written with a sensitive understanding of science’s strengths, and willing to refute its best arguments, Bioaesthetics helps readers separate the sensible from the specious. At a time when humanities departments are shrinking—and when STEM education is on the rise—Bioaesthetics makes vital points about the limitations of science, while lodging a robust defense of the importance of the humanities.

Making Sense Of Your Life

Author: Paul Buchheimer
Editor: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781977200891
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Does life ever scare you? Are you ever afraid of what the future might bring? What's just right around the corner? Nothing stays the same, everything must change. We really have so little control of our lives. Does life ever leave you confused? Does it seem that things just don't make sense and that there is nothing that you can really be sure of? Life often seems very puzzling. How do you cope with heartbreak and sorrow, pain and disappointment? We constantly wrestle with loneliness, depression, and anger as we look for answers and a purpose for our existence. I realize that in a world of sin we will always have tough times throughout our lives. But there is a truth that can lead us to help explain the big picture of life. When we understand and accept this truth everything can take on a different perspective. In this book we look at our purpose for being alive and celebrate peace and contentment. We no longer need to feel lost or confused about our lives or fear failure or rejection. Find your peace and purpose today.

Making Sense Of Life And Death

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Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1625091729
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Making Sense Of Evolution

Author: John F. Haught
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 066423285X
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Haught offers a provocative take on how reconciliation between evolution and Christian theology might begin, and questions whether the two concepts must be mutually exclusive.

Making Sense Of Life Stages The Workplace And Tmi

Author: Cynthia C. J. Shoemaker
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483651991
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This book offers a model for making sense of the Information Age and too much information in the workplace and in life stages. The Sensemaking Flow Charts for handling Too Much Information and selecting alternatives are a sorting-out approach that has been used in corporations and can also be applied to government agencies and military services seeking to better use information technology to find innovative approaches for problems and for new definitions of problems. Popular author Thomas Friedman states that 'something big has happened in the world's wiring in the last ten years, but it was obscured by the financial crisis and 9/11. We went from a connected world to a hyperconnected world. He stated that Facebook, Twitter, 4G-5G, Smart Phones, iPads, ubiquitous wireless and the cloud, big data, cellphone apps and Skype did not exist or were in their infancy a decade ago (in Forbes, May 2013). Making Sense of this and more is one's 21st Century task. Hopefully overtime, some of the dilemmas and chaos discussed in the corporate, government and Defense Department chapters here will have been addressed and resolved. Looking back in hindsight allows one to see possibilities that presented themselves, even more clearly. Applying the Making Sense Flow Chart to various known and difficult stages in the growing to adulthood years also was helpful to parents and to older children in the 'transition' stages appearing in child and young adult development. The charts for the transition age stages in today's world with information overload appear at the beginning of each chapter. The response to each chart by readers has been "This has been very helpful."