Описание: Do all questions have answers? How much can we know about the world? Is there such a thing as an ultimate truth?To be human is to want to know, but what we are able to observe is only a tiny portion of what`s out there." In The Island of Knowledge , physicist Marcelo Gleiser traces our search for answers to the most fundamental questions of existence. In so doing, he reaches a provocative conclusion: science, the main tool we use to find answers, is fundamentally limited.These limits to our knowledge arise both from our tools of exploration and from the nature of physical reality: the speed of light, the uncertainty principle, the impossibility of seeing beyond the cosmic horizon, the incompleteness theorem, and our own limitations as an intelligent species. Recognizing limits in this way, Gleiser argues, is not a deterrent to progress or a surrendering to religion. Rather, it frees us to question the meaning and nature of the universe while affirming the central role of life and ourselves in it. Science can and must go on, but recognizing its limits reveals its true mission: to know the universe is to know ourselves.Telling the dramatic story of our quest for understanding, The Island of Knowledge offers a highly original exploration of the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in history, from Plato to Einstein, and how they affect us today. An authoritative, broad-ranging intellectual history of our search for knowledge and meaning, The Island of Knowledge is a unique view of what it means to be human in a universe filled with mystery.
Автор: Bendahan, Marcelo Название: Amsterdam always ISBN: 9080939676 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789080939677 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 4063 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Caruso Marcelo Название: Classroom Struggle ISBN: 3631629257 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783631629253 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 5171 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: During the institutionalization of mass schooling in the 19th century, teaching large groups of children became both a necessity and a matter of regulation. For officials and inspectors the systematization of classroom interactions was important for effective results. However, while systematization could bring about the constant attention of children and their uninterrupted work, interactions themselves were difficult to control. Rationalized models of classroom organization provided alternatives for managing large groups before age grading became the dominant pattern of organizing interactions. The contributions in this volume explore diverse paths of transition towards modern classroom organization in different countries, allowing transnational perspectives and comparisons.
Описание: One child in five in America is the child of immigrants, and their numbers increase each year. Very few will return to the country they barely remember. Who are they, and what America do they know? This book provides an account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants.
Автор: Moutinho Marcelo Название: Book of Rio ISBN: 1905583680 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781905583683 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1142 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This diverse, literary patchwork of Rio de Janeiro contains 10 short stories set in varied quarters of the city drawing on its inhabitants' experiences of recent historical and cultural changes. From Copacabana's thriving LGBT scene in the 1960s where the military dictatorship simultaneously terrorizes and represses politically-minded citizens, to the exhausted labourers constructing the Rio-Niteroi bridge - 'the pride of Brazil' - at gunpoint in 1974, to contemporary life in the neighbourhood of Leblon, where a call girl trying to get to a party reluctantly accepts a very strange job for the evening. The ten stories in this anthology bring to life the complex and ever-changing face of Rio de Janeiro behind the images of slums, carnivals and the sex trade. Featuring stories by award-winning, leading authors, screenwriters, journalists and playwrights, including 2013 International Emmy Award-winner, Jo o Ximenes Braga.
Автор: Svirsky Marcelo Название: Agamben and Colonialism ISBN: 0748643931 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780748643936 Издательство: Bloomsbury Academic Рейтинг: Цена: 3117 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Svirsky and Bignall assemble leading figures to explore the rich philosophical linkages and the political concerns shared by Agamben and postcolonial theory. 12 essays situate Agamben's theories of the 'state of exception' and 'bare life' are in critical relation to the existence of these phenomena in the colonial/postcolonial world. Countries studied include: Russia, Israel and Palestine, Africa the Americas, Asia and Australia.
Автор: Suarez-orozco, Carola Suarez-orozco, Marcelo M. To Название: Learning in a new land ISBN: 0674026756 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674026759 Издательство: Harvard University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2104 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Based on a study that followed 400 newly arrived children from the Caribbean, China, Central America, and Mexico for five years, this book provides an account of the lives, dreams, and frustrations of these youngest immigrants.
Collecting and displaying finely crafted objects was a mark of character among the royals and aristocrats in Early Modern Spain: it ranked with extravagant hospitality as a sign of nobility and with virtue as a token of princely power. Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain explores how the writers of the period shared the same impulse to collect, arrange, and display objects, though in imagined settings, as literary artefacts.
These essays examine a variety of cultural objects described or alluded to in books from the Golden Age of Spanish literature, including clothing, paintings, tapestries, playing cards, monuments, materials of war, and even enchanted bronze heads. The contributors emphasize how literature preserved and transformed objects to endow them with new meaning for aesthetic, social, religious, and political purposes -- whether to perpetuate certain habits of thought and belief, or to challenge accepted social and moral norms.
Автор: Stork Francisco Название: Marcelo in the Real World ISBN: 0739379895 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739379899 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2735 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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