By H. James Birx
»With a robust interdisciplinary method of an issue that doesn't lend itself simply to the reference layout, this paintings won't appear to help without delay educational courses past common examine, however it is a extra thorough and up to date therapy than Taylor and Franciss 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. hugely recommended.»
?Library magazine STARRED Review
Surveying the most important evidence, thoughts, theories, and speculations that infuse our current comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: technology, Philosophy, Theology, & tradition explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and inventive artists from precedent days to the current. through drawing jointly into one assortment rules from students around the world and in a variety of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will offer readers with a better realizing of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon skilled as time.
Surveys historic considered time, together with these principles that emerged in historic Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and different periods
Covers the unique and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, thinker Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Discusses the importance of time within the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and diverse different authors
Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, together with astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians
Includes artists portrayals of the fluidity of time, together with painter Salvador Dalis The patience of reminiscence and the invention of the US by way of Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flauberts The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewiczs Quo Vadis
Provides a very interdisciplinary process, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and lots of different cultures conceptions of time
By David Burnie
This moveable consultant to the dwelling global and its inhabitants—both plants and fauna—is a needs to for college and residential. It explores each significant plant and animal staff, richly illustrating the extreme variety of residing issues which are present in each nook of the planet, from microscopic single-celled organisms to massive redwoods and blue whales. Species positive factors are an ideal resource of bite-size details on animals or vegetation of specific curiosity, comparable to the Arctic bumblebee, the welwitschia plant, and the vampire squid.
It's tough to conceive of a subject matter of extra extensive and private curiosity than the learn of the brain. as well as its conventional research via the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the brain has additionally been a spotlight of research within the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computing device technological know-how, molecular biology, schooling, and literature. In a majority of these ways, there's a nearly common fascination with how the brain works and the way it impacts our lives and our habit. reports of the brain and mind have crossed many fascinating thresholds lately, and the examine of brain now represents a completely cross-disciplinary attempt. Researchers from a variety of disciplines search solutions to such questions as: what's brain? How does it function? what's consciousness?
This encyclopedia brings jointly students from the complete variety of mind-related educational disciplines from around the arts and arts, social sciences, existence sciences, and computing device technology and engineering to discover the multidimensional nature of the human brain.