This Is Water

Author: David Foster Wallace
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316071005
Size: 14,74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Only once did David Foster Wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at Kenyon College. The speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in THIS IS WATER. How does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? How do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? The speech captures Wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. After his death, it became a treasured piece of writing reprinted in The Wall Street Journal and the London Times, commented on endlessly in blogs, and emailed from friend to friend. Writing with his one-of-a-kind blend of causal humor, exacting intellect, and practical philosophy, David Foster Wallace probes the challenges of daily living and offers advice that renews us with every reading.

Poems 77 This Is Water

Author: Alexander R. Korponay
ISBN: 136578987X
Size: 10,54 MB
Format: PDF
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8th book in the PoemS series. Includes a children's story at the end "Walter the Duck." Experience the many aspects of "Water."

Is Water H2o

Author: Hasok Chang
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940073932X
Size: 11,38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book exhibits deep philosophical quandaries and intricacies of the historical development of science lying behind a simple and fundamental item of common sense in modern science, namely the composition of water as H2O. Three main phases of development are critically re-examined, covering the historical period from the 1760s to the 1860s: the Chemical Revolution (through which water first became recognized as a compound, not an element), early electrochemistry (by which water’s compound nature was confirmed), and early atomic chemistry (in which water started out as HO and became H2O). In each case, the author concludes that the empirical evidence available at the time was not decisive in settling the central debates and therefore the consensus that was reached was unjustified or at least premature. This leads to a significant re-examination of the realism question in the philosophy of science and a unique new advocacy for pluralism in science. Each chapter contains three layers, allowing readers to follow various parts of the book at their chosen level of depth and detail. The second major study in "complementary science", this book offers a rare combination of philosophy, history and science in a bid to improve scientific knowledge through history and philosophy of science.

What Is Water

Author: Jamie Linton
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774817011
Size: 10,11 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We all know what water is, and we often take it for granted. But the spectre of a worldwide water crisis suggests that there might be something fundamentally wrong with the way we think about water. Jamie Linton dives into the history of water as an abstract concept, stripped of its environmental, social, and cultural contexts. Reduced to a scientific abstraction - to mere H20 - this concept has given modern society licence to dam, divert, and manipulate water with apparent impunity. Part of the solution to the water crisis involves reinvesting water with social content, thus altering the way we see water. An original take on a deceptively complex issue, What Is Water? offers a fresh approach to a fundamental problem.

See Here Is Water

Author: Mark Anderson
ISBN: 1904592104
Size: 20,30 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Water Is Water

Author: Miranda Paul
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1626724474
Size: 18,70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 710

Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water heats up. Whirl. Swirl. Watch it curl by. Steam is steam cools high. This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle. From rain to fog to snow to mist, talented author Miranda Paul and the always remarkable Jason Chin (Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Island, Gravity) combine to create a beautiful and informative journey in this innovative nonfiction picture book that will leave you thirsty for more.

Is Water Salvation

Editor: Sword of the Lord Publishers
ISBN: 9780873984102
Size: 16,73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everything Is Water

Author: Greg Chaimov
Editor: Gregory A Chaimov
ISBN: 0942382137
Size: 15,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 123

What Is Water

Author: Robin Nelson
Editor: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0822545896
Size: 15,28 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 971

An introduction to water and its properties.

The Concept Of Water

Author: R. D. V. Glasgow
Editor: R.D.V. Glasgow
ISBN: 0956159508
Size: 13,68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Water is commonly taken for granted and treated with contempt, yet it is the very foundation of human existence. Assuming countless forms, it is deeply associated both with life and death, body and soul, purity and pollution, creation and destruction. "The Concept of Water" seeks to bring together the various aspects of our deeply ambiguous relationship with water, providing a systematic account of its symbolic and philosophical significance. This involves looking at how water has been conceived and the role it has played in everyday thought, mythology, literature, religion, philosophy, politics and science, both across cultures and through history. R. D. V. Glasgow was born in Sheffield and currently lives in Zaragoza. His previous books are "Madness, Masks and Laughter" (1995), "Split Down the Sides" (1997), and "The Comedy of Mind" (1999).