A walk out of the world

Author: Ruth Nichols

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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A brother and sister walk through a wood into another world whose inhabitants are convinced that the girl is a descendant of a revered but nearly extinct line of kings.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Out of This World

A Journey of Healing

Author: Mary Swander

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140241709

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2656

When a severe allergic illness dictated that she grow all her own food, Mary Swander found herself living in a former one-room Iowa schoolhouse in the midst of the largest Amish community west of the Mississippi. In this simple but profound memoir, shaped by the course of a farmer's year, Swander shares her experiences as she radically transforms her life, discovering new strength and self-reliance.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Out of This World

Poems and Facts About Space

Author: Amy E. Sklansky

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375864598

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 7121

Offers lyrically presented facts about space and with perspective illustrations and additional explanations in the margins.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Out of this World

Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation

Author: Peter Hallward

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844675555

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

View: 4599

An analysis of the central beliefs of the twentieth-century French philosopher considers his influence over his contemporaries while arguing that Deleuze was an "other-worldly" thinker whose assertion of an unlimited creative power was compromised by his dismissal of problems related to conflict and solidarity. Simultaneous.
Posted in Philosophy

The World is Out of Joint

World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations

Author: Immanuel Wallerstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317248732

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The dominant view in social science has been that the modern world shows a pattern of linear development in which all positive social trends rise (albeit at an uncertain speed) toward a relatively homogenized world. In the post-1945 period, some analysts contested this linear model, arguing that the modern world was rather one of escalating polarization. Their view was strengthened by the separate emergence within the natural sciences of complexity studies, which suggested that natural systems inevitably moved away from equilibrium, and at a certain point bifurcated radically. This book, based on a truly collaborative international research project, evaluates the empirical evidence in this debate in order to (1) give an adequate portrayal of the historical realities of the world-system, (2) draw a nuanced assessment about this debate, and (3) provide the basis on which we can not only envisage probable future trends but also draw conclusions about the policy and/or political implications of past and future research. The work of ten research clusters, based on crucial topics of overlapping nodes of social activity, provides a vantage-point with which to assess the basic issue; a clear picture emerges of "world-historical interpretations of continuing polarizations."
Posted in Social Science

Out of this World

Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics

Author: Stephen Webb

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475761201

Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 7350

Stephen Webb, author of WHERE IS EVERYBODY?, takes the interested amateur on a thrilling and enlightening tour of the amazing, even bizarre, new ideas of modern physics, including alternatives to the Big Bang, parallel universes, and an imaginary trip to the other side of the black hole.
Posted in Science

Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World

Evangelism as a Way of Life

Author: Rebecca Manley Pippert

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830868062

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 7280

In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals! A year 2000 Finalist in the ECPA book competition! "Christians and non-Christians have something in common," writes Rebecca Pippert. "We're all uptight about evangelism." So begins the bestselling book on evangelism as a lifestyle. Through stories, biblical insight and plain common sense, Pippert helps us feel relaxed and enthusiastic about sharing our faith. She offers an inspiring view of what effective, engaging evangelism might look like—for individuals as well as for churches through memorable stories, like this one: When I first came to Portland, Oregon, I met a student on one of the campuses where I worked. He was brilliant and looked like he was always pondering the esoteric. His hair was always mussy, and in the entire time I knew him, I never once saw him wear a pair of shoes. Rain, sleet or snow, Bill was always barefoot. While he was attending college, he had become a Christian. At this time a well-dressed, middle-class church across the street from the campus wanted to develop more of a ministry to the students. They were not sure how to go about it, but they tried to make them feel welcome. One day Bill decided to worship there. He walked into this church, wearing his blue jeans, T-shirt and of course no shoes. People looked a bit uncomfortable, but no one said anything. So Bill began walking down the aisle looking for a seat. The church was quite crowded that Sunday, so as he got down to the front pew and realized that there were no seats, he just squatted on the carpet—perfectly acceptable behavior at a college fellowship, but perhaps unnerving for a church congregation. The tension in the air became so thick one could slice it. Suddenly an elderly man began walking down the aisle toward the boy. Was he going to scold Bill? My friends who saw him approaching said they thought, You can't blame him. He'd never guess Bill is a Christian. And his world is too distant from Bill's to understand. You can't blame him for what he's going to do. As the man kept walking slowly down the aisle, the church became utterly silent, all eyes were focused on him, you could not hear anyone breathe. When the man reached Bill, with some difficulty he lowered himself and sat down next to him on the carpet. He and Bill worshiped together on the floor that Sunday. I was told there was not a dry eye in the congregation. The irony is that probably the only one who failed to see how great the giving had been that Sunday was Bill. But grace is always that way. It gives without the receiver realizing how great the gift really is. As this man walked alongside of his brother and loved him with all that he had received from Christ's love, so must we. This man was the good Samaritan. He made Bill feel welcome, feel as if he had a home. So he also knew the secret of the parable of the prodigal son: there finally is a homecoming, because we really have a home to come to. This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Out of the Saltshaker is now even more valuable, with new chapters on the natural stages of evangelism (cultivating, planting and reaping), new stories of God's work in people's lives and added material on meeting the challenges of the new competitors to Christian faith. Out of the Saltshaker is more than ever a rare book—one that is both fun and deep, light and life changing.
Posted in Religion

Out of This World

Author: Graham Swift

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206169

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6591

In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie. Ten years later, the Falklands War has begun and both Harry, now working as an aerial photographer, and Sophie, visiting an analyst in New York, are haunted by a past that has scarred and divided them. ‘As tense as a thriller . . . a powerful and exciting book that raises uncomfortable political questions’ The Times ‘It appeals to the emotions, the intellect and the imagination, and its elegance is as durable as Greek art . . . a novel for those who still believe in the importance of fiction, indeed of art’ Scotsman ‘The novel succeeds brilliantly. The impression is of having been shown all the majesty as well as the emotional complexity of history’ Time Out ‘Not a book the reader is likely to forget, Out of this World deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature’ New York Times Book Review ‘Brilliant clarity and depth’ Mail on Sunday
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Out of the Classroom and Into the World

Learning from Field Trips, Educating from Experience, and Unlocking the Potential of Our Students and Teachers

Author: Salvatore Vascellaro

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586822

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Bank Street College of Education professor Salvatore Vascellaro is a leading advocate of taking children and teachers into a wider world as the key to improving our struggling schools. Combining practical and theoretical guidance, Out of the Classroom and into the World visits a rich variety of classrooms transformed by innovative field trip curricula--showing how students’ hearts and minds are opened as they discover how a suspension bridge works, what connects them to the people and places of their neighborhood, and as they come to understand the ecosystem of a river by following it to its source. Vascellaro shows, equally, that what teachers can offer children is fueled by their own engagement with the world, and he offers stunning examples of teachers awakened by their direct experiences with the social issues plaguing American society--from the flood-torn areas of New Orleans to the mining areas of West Virginia. Based on the core principles of progressive pedagogy, and the wisdom gained from Vascellaro’s experience as a teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator, Out of the Classroom and into the World is a direct retort to test scores and standards as adequate measures of teaching and learning--an inspiring call and major new resource for anyone interested in reinvigorating America’s classrooms.
Posted in Education

Out of this World

Why Literature Matters to Girls

Author: Holly Virginia Blackford

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807744662

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 8129

The author analyzes the way the girls discuss pleasure in becoming "the eye" of the reader, use film to decode the genres of literature, master forms such as fantasy and Gothic, describe the differences between reading and viewing films, and identify only with animal rather than human characters. Blackford intertwines the vivid voices of her girl respondents with her own story of moving beyond her feminist and multicultural assumptions of how children are shaped by the stories we tell in literature. This breakthrough text presents surprising findings about how girls appreciate literature and what they enjoy about reading.
Posted in Education

Anywhere Out of the World

Essays on Travel, Writing, Death

Author: Nicholas Delbanco

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231133845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 8572

When he sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1979, Alan Cheuse was hardly new to the literary world. He had studied at Rutgers under John Ciardi, worked at the Breadloaf Writing Workshops with Robert Frost and Ralph Ellison, written hundreds of reviews for Kirkus Reviews, and taught alongside John Gardner and Bernard Malamud at Bennington College for nearly a decade. Soon after the New Yorker story appeared, Cheuse wrote a freelance magazine piece about a new, publicly funded broadcast network called National Public Radio, and a relationship of reviewer and radio was born. In Listening to the Page, Alan Cheuse takes a look back at some of the thousands of books he has read, reviewed, and loved, offering retrospective pieces on modern American literary figures such as Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, Bernard Malamud, and John Steinbeck, as well as contemporary writers like Elizabeth Tallent and Vassily Aksyonov. Other essays explore landscape in All the Pretty Horses, the career of James Agee, Mario Vargas Llosa and naturalism, and the life and work of Robert Penn Warren.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Planets

Author: Aaron DeYoe

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629698784

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5419

Planets explores the science of what we see in the night sky. Kids will find out which planet in our solar system could float in a bathtub, learn how Neptune was discovered by math, explore the rocky surface of Mars and more. Engaging photos, exciting graphics, and a fun quiz at the end of each book will keep them learning. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Mae Jemison

Out of this World

Author: Corinne J. Naden,Rose Blue

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761325703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7843

Chronicles the life of Mae Jemison, an astronaut who became the first African American woman in space.
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Luciana (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018, Book 1)

Author: Erin Teagan

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338186493

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 2931

Introducing American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year! Find out how the girl's story began in her first novel!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Out of this World

Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics

Author: Stephen Webb

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387029306

Category: Mathematics

Page: 308

View: 3276

We all know the universe started with the Big Bang, but what about before? Cosmologists have just begun to develop a new theory - a so-called 'Theory of Everything' - that is shedding light, so far only tentatively, on such questions. In 'Out of this World', Stephen Webb examines these theories.
Posted in Mathematics

Luciana

Out of This World

Author: Erin Teagan

Publisher: Girl of the Year 2018

ISBN: 9781338212723

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2851

American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana, travels to the Chilean desert in this third book in her series.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction