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On Looking

On Looking Book
Author : Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-01-17
ISBN : 1471126226
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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You are missing at least eighty percent of what is happening around you right now. You are missing what is happening in your body, in the distance, and right in front of you. In marshalling your attention to these words, you are ignoring an unthinkably large amount of information that continues to bombard all of your senses. This ignorance is useful: indeed, we compliment it and call it concentration. It enables us to not just notice the shapes on the page, but to absorb them as intelligible words, phrases, ideas. Alas, we tend to bring this focus to every activity we do. In so doing, it is inevitable that we also bring along attention's companion: inattention to everything else. This book begins with that inattention. It is not a book about how to bring more focus to your reading of Tolstoy; it is not about how to multitask, attending to two or three or four tasks at once. It is not about how to avoid falling asleep at a public lecture, or at your grandfather's tales of boyhood misadventures. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary'. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities - taking a walk around the block - we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives. This book is about that walk around the block, and how to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities.

On Looking

On Looking Book
Author : Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-01-08
ISBN : 1439191271
File Size : 38,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog, this “elegant and entertaining” (The Boston Globe) explanation of how humans perceive their environments “does more than open our eyes...opens our hearts and minds, too, gently awakening us to a world—in fact, many worlds—we’ve been missing” (USA TODAY). Alexandra Horowitz shows us how to see the spectacle of the ordinary—to practice, as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put it, “the observation of trifles.” Structured around a series of eleven walks the author takes, mostly in her Manhattan neighborhood, On Looking features experts on a diverse range of subjects, including an urban sociologist, the well-known artist Maira Kalman, a geologist, a physician, and a sound designer. Horowitz also walks with a child and a dog to see the world as they perceive it. What they see, how they see it, and why most of us do not see the same things reveal the startling power of human attention and the cognitive aspects of what it means to be an expert observer. Page by page, Horowitz shows how much more there is to see—if only we would really look. Trained as a cognitive scientist, she discovers a feast of fascinating detail, all explained with her generous humor and self-deprecating tone. So turn off the phone and other electronic devices and be in the real world—where strangers communicate by geometry as they walk toward one another, where sounds reveal shadows, where posture can display humility, and the underside of a leaf unveils a Lilliputian universe—where, indeed, there are worlds within worlds within worlds.

On Looking

On Looking Book
Author : Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-04-15
ISBN : 1439191263
File Size : 37,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives.

About Looking

About Looking Book
Author : John Berger
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-11-19
ISBN : 1408872153
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

Inside of a Dog

Inside of a Dog Book
Author : Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2010-02-18
ISBN : 1847379575
File Size : 29,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog -- their perceptual and cognitive Abilities -- and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to bea dog. It answers questions no other dog book can -- such as: What is a dog's sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she's been bad? Horowitz's journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog. This is not another dog training book. Instead, Inside of a Dogwill allow dog owners to look at their pets' behaviour in a different, and revealing light, enabling them to understand their dogs and enjoy their relationship even more.

Looking Back

Looking Back Book
Author : Lois Lowry
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 1998-10-26
ISBN : 0547529368
File Size : 31,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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In this fascinating, moving autobiography, Lois Lowry explores her rich history through personal photographs, memories, and recollections of her childhood. Lowry’s writing often transports readers into other worlds. Now, we have the rare opportunity to travel into a real world that is her own—her life. This new edition features a refreshed design, an introduction by New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman, and original material from Lois as she shares memories from the past twenty years of her life, including the making of the film, The Giver. Readers will find inspiration and insight in this poignant trip through a legendary writer’s past.

Going Forward by Looking Back

Going Forward by Looking Back Book
Author : Felix Riede,Payson Sheets
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2020-09-11
ISBN : 1789208653
File Size : 24,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Catastrophes are on the rise due to climate change, as is their toll in terms of lives and livelihoods as world populations rise and people settle into hazardous places. While disaster response and management are traditionally seen as the domain of the natural and technical sciences, awareness of the importance and role of cultural adaptation is essential. This book catalogues a wide and diverse range of case studies of such disasters and human responses. This serves as inspiration for building culturally sensitive adaptations to present and future calamities, to mitigate their impact, and facilitate recoveries.

Into The Looking Glass Wood

Into The Looking Glass Wood Book
Author : Alberto Manguel
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release : 2011-02-04
ISBN : 0307363686
File Size : 26,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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By the award-winning author of A History of Reading "For me, words on a page give the world coherence--Words tell us what we, as a society, believe the world to be--I believe there is an ethic of reading--a commitment that is both political and private in the act of turning the pages. And I believe that sometimes, beyond the author's intentions and beyond the reader's hopes, a book can make us better and wiser." Through personal stories and literary reflections, in a style rich in humour and gentle erudition, Manguel leads us, the readers, to reflect upon the pleasures and responsibilities of reading, and the links that exist between the world we live in, and the words we live amongst. Into the Looking-Glass Wood is a voyage into the subversive heart of words - a voyage fired by the author's humanity and extraordinary breadth of vision.

Looking at the Overlooked

Looking at the Overlooked Book
Author : Norman Bryson
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Release : 2013-06-01
ISBN : 1780232527
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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In this, the only up-to-date critical work on still life painting in any language, Norman Bryson analyzes the origins, history and logic of still life, one of the most enduring forms of Western painting. The first essay is devoted to Roman wall-painting while in the second the author surveys a major segment in the history of still life, from seventeenth-century Spanish painting to Cubism. The third essay tackles the controversial field of seventeenth-century Dutch still life. Bryson concludes in the final essay that the persisting tendency to downgrade the genre of still life is profoundly rooted in the historical oppression of women. In Looking at the Overlooked, Norman Bryson is at his most brilliant. These superbly written essays will stimulate us to look at the entire tradition of still life with new and critical eyes.

On the Outside Looking Indian

On the Outside Looking Indian Book
Author : Rupinder Gill
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2011-03-22
ISBN : 0771035950
File Size : 23,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"There's a phenomenon in Amish culture called Rumspringa, where Amish adolescents are permitted to break free from their modest and traditional lifestyles to indulge in normally taboo activities. They dress how they want, go out if and when they please, smoke, drink and generally party like it's 1899. At the end they decide if they will return and join the Amish church. "I am 30 years old. I wore my hair in two braids every day until I was 12. I dressed more conservatively than most Amish, barely left my house until I was 18 and spent the last 12 years studying and working hard on my career like a good little Indian girl. The time has come; you are witness to the dawning of my Indian Rumspringa, a Ram-Singha if you will. But instead of smoking and drinking Bud Lights in a park while yelling 'Down with barn raising!' I plan to indulge in a different manner — by pursuing everything I wish had been a part of my youth. Things I always felt were part of most North Americans' adolescent experience. I will learn to swim, go to summer camp, see Disneyworld, take dance lessons, have sleepovers and finally get the pet I longed for my whole life. "This is the story of the ultimate New Year's resolution, more akin to a new life resolution. Will it all be fun? Will my friends and family support my walk down memory-less lane? Will it all matter in the end? I don't know yet but much like my young Rumspringaed-out counterpart, I will decide whether or not there is any going back."

Looking for Alaska Deluxe Edition

Looking for Alaska Deluxe Edition Book
Author : John Green
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-01-13
ISBN : 0698405870
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A gorgeous collector's edition of the critically acclaimed debut novel by John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars A perfect gift for every fan, this deluxe hardcover features a stunning special edition jacket and 50 pages of all-new exclusive content, including: - An introduction by John Green - Extensive Q&A: John Green answers readers’ most frequently asked questions - Deleted scenes from the original manuscript ★ Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award ★ A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist ★ A New York Times Bestseller • A USA Today Bestseller ★ NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels ★ TIME magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time ★ A PBS Great American Read Selection NOW A HULU ORIGINAL SERIES! Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words—and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps. Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked #1 bestselling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.

Claws That Catch

Claws That Catch Book
Author : John Ringo,Travis S. Taylor
Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release : 2008-11-01
ISBN : 1618247018
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The Galaxy at Risk! Humans have come a long ways since the looking glass gates first appeared and an alien menace turned a motley crew of scientists, sailors and force recon Marines into battle-hardened space adventurers. Now with other species running scared, its up to humans to take the lead and mold a weapon capable of checking the Dreen¾a galactic cancer that has so far proved unstoppable. Their arsenal A hodge-podge of powerful technologies begged, borrowed and/or looted from across the galaxy and cobbled together on what has to be the strangest ship ever to ply the starways: the good ship Vorpal Blade II! Great Ideas! Cool Space Ships! Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo." ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press. _[T]his thoroughly enjoyable ride should appeal to techno-thriller fans as well as to military SF buffs. ¾Publishers Weekly on John Ringo and Travis S. Taylors Into the Looking Glass.

On Looking

On Looking Book
Author : Lia Purpura
Publisher : Sarabande Books
Release : 2006
ISBN : 1932511393
File Size : 32,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Purpura's beautifully wrought second collection of lyric essays, addressing the ethics and aesthetics of seeing.

Looking on

Looking on Book
Author : Betty Miles
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release : 1989-12-23
ISBN : 9780394825977
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Fourteen-year-old Rosalie has difficulty facing the reality of her own life and finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the newly-married couple next door.

On Looking Back

On Looking Back Book
Author : Elizabeth Dumpleton
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release : 2014-03-28
ISBN : 1783062606
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"By the law of averages, I should not be around for the writing of this book, nor the subsequent ones, but it has to be said that in this life, against all the odds, there are the survivors, which is obviously the category into which I fall." On Looking Back is the first in a series of books that reveal the compelling life story of Elizabeth Dumpleton. Each chapter takes the reader on a journey, beginning with Elizabeth’s younger years, where she fondly recounts her friendships and adventures, living with her five older brothers and their single mother in the East-End. She then experiences the early death of her mother and is forced to endure a life fraught with unhappiness and danger, as she is ripped from her brothers with a sudden evacuation to the country during the war. Elizabeth lays bare her emotions, recalling each memory honestly and unashamedly. One moment the reader could be chuckling along with an amusing anecdote, before sinking into sadness as she battles the twists and turns of a war-torn life. Full of compassion, On Looking Back is an emotional read from start to finish. Fans of biographies and memoirs will find this book difficult to put down once they pick it up.

Looking After Minidoka

Looking After Minidoka Book
Author : Neil Nakadate
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2013-10-01
ISBN : 0253011116
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A “clear-eyed, carefully researched but nonetheless passionate book” that is “rich with the closely observed details of internment camp life” (Lauren Kessler, author of Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family). During World War II, 110,000 Japanese Americans were removed from their homes and incarcerated by the US government. In Looking After Minidoka, the “internment camp” years become a prism for understanding three generations of Japanese-American life, from immigration to the end of the twentieth century. Nakadate blends history, poetry, rescued memory, and family stories in an American narrative of hope and disappointment, language and education, employment and social standing, prejudice and pain, communal values and personal dreams. “Poetic yet sharply honest, the family story unfolds within the larger context of the national saga. You’ll wince but read it anyway. Your soul will be better for it.” —Nuvo “This book is highly readable and contains fascinating details not usually covered in other books on Japanese-American history.” —Oregon Historical Quarterly

Into the Looking Glass

Into the Looking Glass Book
Author : John Ringo
Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release : 2005-06-01
ISBN : 1618244841
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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WORST TWO OUT OF THREE When a 60 kiloton nuclear explosion destroys the University of Central Florida, terrorism is the first suspect. But terrorists don't generally leave doorways to another world in their wake. Or, rather, a generator of doorways to multiple other worlds. With time of the essence, the Secretary of Defense scrounges up the nearest physicist with a high level security clearance. With doctorates in everything from nuclear physics to electrical engineering, William Weaver, PhD, is the egghead's egghead. On the other hand, with skills in everything from mountain biking to screaming electric guitar, he's also fast enough and tough enough to survive when the alien gates start disgorging "demons." As a snap decision, he appears to be the perfect choice, smart, tough and capable. Now if he could only patch things up with his girlfriend, get his boss off his back and get his cellphone bill paid. Oh, yeah, and figure out why the heck these gates keep opening. Okay, so sometimes he's got priority issues. As the gates spread and evil aliens spread with them, it is up to Weaver and SEAL Command Master Chief Miller to find a way to stop the proliferation and close the hostile gates. The problem being that the only way they can see to save the earth is destroy it. Then there's not going to be any more girlfriends or cellphones or bosses . . . Hmmm... Okay, two out of three of those are bad. They're really, really bad. Bad on toast. Bad like the Pacific is watery. Every day a Monday, bad. One and a half at the very least. Worst two out of three. Gotta prioritize. Guess Weaver and Miller are just gonna have to save the world. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Standing on the Outside Looking in

Standing on the Outside Looking in Book
Author : Mary F. Howard-Hamilton
Publisher : Stylus Pub Llc
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781579222840
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"Although individual chapters could be useful for teaching and senior scholars, I see the book as helpful for early career policy scholars engaging in the research design process because of the excellent examples of quality research."?The Review of Higher Education "This book will be of great interest to many different audiences, including higher education faculty, state education policy makers, graduate students, and practitioners. It promises to help fill the substantial void that currently exists in the work of academics on state education policy and practitioners and policy organizations, and will be a must read for anyone who attempts to examine higher education policies across multiple states."?The Journal of Higher Education This book provides an in-depth examination of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conducting cross-state higher education policy research. The authors of each chapter use their individual research projects to demonstrate the array of methodological, theoretical, analytical, and political challenges inherent in conducting comparative state-level policy research.

Manxome Foe

Manxome Foe Book
Author : John Ringo,Travis S. Taylor
Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release : 2008-02-01
ISBN : 1618246380
File Size : 36,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Startling Innovations. Cool Space Ships. Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens! Outpost Attack! Gateway HD 36951 lies in ruins. All survivors slaughtered. A single, truncated message sent back to Earth. Something very bad indeed is afoot, and the A.S.S. Vorpal Blade (reanuclear submarine converted to warp-drive space ship) is sent to investigate. But the ferocious, voracious enemy Dreen wait for no man (or other carbon-based lifeform), and the Blade and her crew are soon the only hope for an alien species pushed to the brink of extinction. Turn back and abandon a new ally or face a heavily-armed Dreen destroyer head on. For the Blade's rough-and-ready crew, it's no contest. And now, with an infusion of technical know-how from humanity's new ally, chaos itself has become a weapon! New York Times and USA Today multiple best-seller John Ringo joins with NASA and DOD consultant Travis S. Taylor ¾ author of Warp Speed and The Quantum Connection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo." ¾Philadelphia Weekly Press on New York Times multiple best-seller John Ringo. "[T]his thoroughly enjoyable ride should appeal to techno-thriller fans as well as to military SF buffs." ¾Publishers Weekly on John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor's Into the Looking Glass.

Our Dogs Ourselves

Our Dogs  Ourselves Book
Author : Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN : 1982137622
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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From Alexandra Horowitz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Inside of a Dog, an eye-opening, informative, and wholly entertaining examination and celebration of the human-canine relationship for the curious dog owner and science-lover alike. We keep dogs and are kept by them. We love dogs and (we assume) we are loved by them. We buy them sweaters, toys, shoes; we are concerned with their social lives, their food, and their health. The story of humans and dogs is thousands of years old but is far from understood. In Our Dogs, Ourselves, Alexandra Horowitz explores all aspects of this unique and complex interspecies pairing. As Horowitz considers the current culture of dogdom, she reveals the odd, surprising, and contradictory ways we live with dogs. We celebrate their individuality but breed them for sameness. Despite our deep emotional relationships with dogs, legally they are property to be bought, sold, abandoned, or euthanized as we wish. Even the way we speak to our dogs is at once perplexing and delightful. In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters, Our Dogs, Ourselves affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals—and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.

The Looking Book

The Looking Book Book
Author : Lucia Vinti
Publisher : Pavilion Children's
Release : 2022-03-03
ISBN : 9781843655008
File Size : 39,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Look up! Look down! Look around you! This creative activity book for children aged 7+ will encourage drawing, writing and photography skills. The world around us is full of exciting things - people, places, shapes, patterns, colours - but so much of it passes us by. Changing the way that we look can help us see more of these great things that we usually take for granted, and notice things that can make us smile. Maybe you’ll see a particularly pretty puddle, a building with eyes and a mouth, a cloud that looks like a dog or a dog that looks like a cloud! This book will help you look closer at everything around you and to record your observations through drawing, writing and photography. The best way to use this book is to take it out and about with you, and complete the pages that work with your surroundings. It’s full of space to draw, write and stick things in and activities to complete, as well as information about artists that you may not already know. It shows that anyone can be creative and that creativity and inspiration are all around us. The book not only encourages children to create like artists but also encourages them to appreciate their surroundings. As Paul Smith says, "you can find inspiration in anything and if you can't then look again".