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Nature's Numbers

Nature's Numbers

Discovering Order and Pattern in the Universe

  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780753805305
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 192
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A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin string and uncover the existence of radio waves. And mathematics still has the power to open our eyes to new and unsuspected regularities - the secret structure of a cloud or the hidden rhythms of the weather. There are patterns in the world we are now seeing for the first time - patterns at the frontier of science, yet patterns so simple that anybody can see them once they know where to look.

Scientific Theology: Nature

Scientific Theology: Nature

  • Author: Alister E. McGrath
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0567219623
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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New in paperback of the first volume of McGrath's groundbreaking three volume work of Systematic Theology, "A Scientific Theology". Written by one of world's best-known theologians, these volumes together represent the most extended and systematic exploration of the relation beween Christian theology and the natural sciences yet produced. Thoroughly ecumenical, this will be a significant work for Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and evangelical readers. The work is marked throughout by a sustained and critical engagment with the history and philosophy of the natural sciences, and a passionate commitment to the legitimacy of theology as an academic discipline. "Nature" sets out a vision for a "scientific theology", in which the working assumptions of the natural sciences are critically appropriated as a theological resource. It then moves on to deal at considerable length with the crucially important question of the status of nature, which ahs rearely been given the serious considertion that it deserves. Responding sympathetically to the growing consensus that "nature" is a socially mediated concept, McGrath sets out an approach to nature that establishes it as a theologically legitamate notion, and explores its positive and constructive role within a scientific theology.

A Scientific Theology: Nature

A Scientific Theology: Nature

  • Author: Alister E. McGrath
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802839251
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 345
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A Scientific Theology is a groundbreaking work of systematic theology in three volumes: Nature, Reality, and Theory. Written by one of the world's best-known theologians, these volumes together represent the most extended and systematic exploration of the relation between Christian theology and the natural sciences yet produced. Thoroughly ecumenical, this will be a significant work for Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and evangelical readers. The work is marked throughout by a sustained and critical engagement with the history and philosophy of the natural sciences and by a passionate commitment to the legitimacy of theology as an academic discipline.

Nature's Numbers

Nature's Numbers

  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780227779
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 208
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A mathematical sightseeing tour of the natural world from the author of THE MAGICAL MAZE Why do many flowers have five or eight petals, but very few six or seven? Why do snowflakes have sixfold symmetry? Why do tigers have stripes but leopards have spots? Mathematics is to nature as Sherlock Holmes is to evidence. Mathematics can look at a single snowflake and deduce the atomic geometry of its crystals; it can start with a violin string and uncover the existence of radio waves. And mathematics still has the power to open our eyes to new and unsuspected regularities - the secret structure of a cloud or the hidden rhythms of the weather. There are patterns in the world we are now seeing for the first time - patterns at the frontier of science, yet patterns so simple that anybody can see them once they know where to look.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409095487
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 672
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice

A Practical Guide for Positive Action

  • Author: Tony Ghaye
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136842527
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 212
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Now in its second edition, Teaching and Learning through Reflective Practice is a practical guide to enable all those involved in educational activities to learn through the practices of reflection. The book highlights the power that those responsible for teaching and learning have to appraise, understand and positively transform their teaching. Seeing the teacher as a reflective learner, the book emphasises a strengths-based approach in which positivity, resilience, optimism and high performance can help invigorate teaching, enhance learning and allow the teacher to reach their full potential. This approach busts the myth that reflection on problems and deficits is the only way to better performance. The approach of this new edition is an ‘appreciative’ one. At its heart is the exploration and illustration of four reflective questions: What’s working well? What needs changing? What are we learning? Where do we go from here? With examples drawn from UK primary teacher education, the book reveals how appreciative reflective conversations can be initiated and sustained. It also sets out a range of practical processes for amplifying success. This book will be a must have for undergraduate and PGCE students on initial teacher training programmes. It will also interest practising teachers, teacher educators and those on continuing professional development courses.

Media Ecologies

Media Ecologies

Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture

  • Author: Matthew Fuller,Roger F. Malina
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262062473
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 265
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A "dirty materialist" ride through the media cultures of pirate radio, photography, the Internet, media art, cultural evolution, and surveillance.

New Scientist

New Scientist

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Mathematics and Culture in Europe

Mathematics and Culture in Europe

Mathematics in Art, Technology, Cinema, and Theatre

  • Author: M. Manaresi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 405
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Predicated on the notion that mathematics has been a growing source of aesthetic inspiration in culture, this volume celebrates where the two intermesh. It is a meditation on the performances and cultural events, all mathematics-related, performed in Bologna in 2004, is dedicated to all those who are curious about mathematics, but also more generally about theatre, cinema, literature, arts and science. Thanks to the DVD, one can readers can relive various events through the voices and the images of the participants.

The Open Secret

The Open Secret

A New Vision for Natural Theology

  • Author: Alister E. McGrath
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 372
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Natural Theology explores the knowledge of God as it is observed through nature. This book sets forth a new approach to the study of natural theology, reestablishing its legitimacy as a distinct aspect of Christian theology. Written by internationally-regarded theologian and author of numerous bestselling books, Alister McGrathTreats natural theology as a cultural phenomenon, broader than Christianity itself yet always possessing a distinctively Christian embodimentExplores topics including beauty, goodness, truth, and the theological imagination; how investigating nature gives rise to both theological and scientific theories; the idea of a distinctively Christian approach to nature; and how natural theology can function as a bridge between Christianity and other faiths.