Ringmasters for Circus Earth : Lessons on Entropy, Energy, Critical Thinking, and the Practice of Science
Author: A. D. Kirwan
Publisher: World Scientific
"This book provides excellent examples of scientific critical thinking and a significant bibliography as a starting point for further study. Highly recommended for general reading, and required reading for undergraduate science majors." Choice, 2001
The book, Nature Is My Teacher, reveals the deep emotional conviction between human evolution and civilization! This book along with its four companion books--Of Human Nature and Good Habits; Life, Living and Lifestyle; How to Win Nature and Enjoy Good Life and Health and Medical Care--constitutes a series that tells the nature-human connection and its implication in our daily life, in the related set of separate episodes. Nature Is My Teacher primarily deals with the physical, notional, and real world in general. The book contains chapters: The Nature (When nature teaches, we learn.); Mother Nature (Mother has been and will always remain synonymous with love, devotion, and dedication. Its personification as a nurturing mother is so primitive.); The Universe (The universe is a source of our profound wonder, awe, and joy.); Planet Earth (Why do the sun and the moon look more of the same size?); The Weather (By weather, we generally mean the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place.); The Air We Breathe (Every human deserves clean air and blue sky.) The Water We Drink (Human civilizations grew, shrunk, or abolished depending on the availability of water.) The Future of Nature (The full melting of Greenland's ice could raise sea level as much as 20 feet.); Origin of Life (What sparked life on earth?); Gift of Life (Life is the best gift to the fortunate few who got it.); Human Life (Human development is not only impossibly complex, but it is also a just marvelous.); Human Evolution (Human Evolution by natural selection is now being switched to evolution by human intervention.); Self and the Rest of the World (I am here because of you!); Time Goes By (Time is a very precious thing.); Life Changes Over Time (Humans are socially elastic and adaptive.); Worries, Anxieties, Fear, and Regret (We suffer from worrying well before worry starts or never starts.); How to Deal with Stress (The contemporary idea of stress is a very recent phenomenon.); Depression (Please stop merchandising mental illness!); Kindness and Devotion (Among all our base instincts, hate is one distinctly human. In animals, strength, violence, and venom are the weapons of survival, but in humans, their supremacy.); Charity and Humanity (Cheese in the mousetrap is not a charity.); The Power of Hope (Hope is a wonderful trick that Mother Nature has planted in the human mind that counterbalances our grief, sorrow, fear, dread, and regret. Hope is not a strategy, yet it is. During the time of war, hope is the weapon.); Education and Experience (We are not born knowledgeable. We gather knowledge primarily through education. Education is not a privilege; it is a civil right, precisely, a human right that refers to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled.")
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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Japanese, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.
A vivid, entertaining portrait of the great Canadian explorer Joseph Burr Tyrrell, the man who single-handedly invented the notion of the “Romance of the North”. In the nineteenth century, exploring the Earth was as exciting and awe-inspiring an activity as space exploration was in the twentieth century. And even as late as the 1880s, vast expanses of Canada remained largely untrodden by Europeans. So joining the Geological Survey in 1882 was the realization of a dream for the short-sighted, profoundly deaf, and egotistical young Joseph Burr Tyrrell. A romantic, inspired as much by Robert Louis Stevenson’s adventure novels and by Wild Bill Hickock’s exploits as by the spirited debates about evolution that informed his work, Tyrrell chafed under the strictures of the survey. By the time of the Klondike gold rush in 1898, he was a bitter man, resentful that the survey under George Dawson had repeatedly refused to promote him or give him any plum jobs. He quit and took up prospecting instead, which brought him nothing but misery in the Yukon but handed him a fortune when gold was discovered in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. His own best fan, Tyrrell did finally achieve the celebrity he ached for. Decked out in a sealskin parka and moccasins, while he burnished stories of his achievements, Tyrrell became the prototype of the romantic hero-explorer later personified by Robert Scott (of the Antarctic). He retired a multi-millionaire and died at the age of ninety-eight, just six weeks before the 1957 space launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit the Earth.