books about: scholars
Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Updated ...
University of California Press
Exposes wriggling psychic life under the Blarney Stone
A superb description and analysis of the pathologies in Irish styles of interaction, conversational and behavioural. Written by an American psycho-anthropologist conducting fieldwork in Ireland. Brings a detached eye to Irish patterns of conversation and communication. Should be required reading for Irish people seeking self understanding and insight into why their culture is how it is. Caused ...
Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life
It really should be called Taoism for dummies
No, this is not the Tao Te Ching, or Chuang Tzu. The beauty of this book is that it gives practical advice at how to live life in the healhiest fashion, spirituall, mentally and physically. However, this is not a "Taoist" book per se. It simply gives a look on ways to make life easier in some way or another. Even in modern China where this philosophy is not practiced by the population as a whole, ...
Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of ...
James Marcus Bach
Andy Hertzfeld has recounted the story of the black flag at the center of which Susan Kare had painted a big skull and crossbones in white that was floating over Bandley 3 in 1983 until early 1984. Yes, for the Macintosh team "it was better to be a pirate than join the navy." In the early nineties, black pirate flags were still hanging here and there around the Borland campus, the company created ...
Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Each Tradition
I've been trying to get a better understanding of Taoism. I was reading articles by Russell Kirkland at the University of Georgia and I came across a transcript of a speech he gave. In the speech he basically says that almost all western perceptions of Taoism are incorrect and spent a good deal of the speech tearing down different translations of ancient texts (such as Stephen Mitchell's ...
Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature
L. D. Reynolds
N. G. Wilson
Oxford University Press, USA
A classic textbook
"Scribes and Scholars" has become a classic. Now in the 3rd edition, it is a standard university textbook. It has also been translated into French with an additional bibliography by the great French scholar Pierre Petitmengin. This books sets out to tell the story of how ancient literature travelled down the ages from the original authors to arrive in printed form in our hands. The focus is on ...
Independent Scholar's Handbook: How to Turn Your Interest in Any Subject into Expertise
Ten Speed Press
Preparation and motivation to lead the scholarly life
This book is a "must read" for recovering academics as well as other individuals who would choose to pursue scholarly interests outside of formalized research institutions. This book offers common sense advice and uncommon sources of resources that are invaluable to both the beginning and experienced scholar. Each chapter ends with an insightful anecdote about the challenges faced and hurdles ...
School Zone Pub
A Nice Colorful Supplement for Learning - a review of "Preschool Scholar"
This is a colorful workbook with 64 pages of activities. The layout is very good for small children because it is not crowded. The book shows ages 3 thru 5, and Amazon has ages 4 thru 8. My opinion would be that this book is more appropriate for 3 to 4 year olds. Activities include Math, Science, and Reading Readiness. Most of the activities require writing in the form of circling ...
Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story of Archaeology
The origin of Indiana Jones
This is the kind of book that never comes back when you lend it. Archeology is a serious subject, but this reads magically like a mystery novel. The domain of archeology has made gigantic steps since this book was first published, but it does not matter here: this is about how it all started. If you have not read it yet, or read it less than three times, you are very lucky: you are in for a ...
The Formation of Scholars: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century (Jossey-Bass/Carnegie ...
George E. Walker
Chris M. Golde
Rethinking Doctoral Education in the 21st Century
The title for my review is the subtitle of this work, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The focus of this book is to explore what it takes to form scholars from the raw material of graduate students in doctoral programs. Tasks to be carried out to create effective scholars include the development of professional identities among students, to encourage ...
Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels
Craig A. Evans
Whupping up on Ehrman?
Craig Evans is uniquely qualified to dispute the new books on the market that dispute the divinity of Jesus and the authority of our Bible. He does a superb job of utilizing his mastery of ancient sources to expose the pseudo scholarship of these so-called enlightened authors. Craig Evans is the real deal and I for one, am extremely grateful for his destruction of these distorted views. He ...
Bernard Fall: Memories of a Soldier-Scholar
Potomac Books Inc.
A Great Man
I took a break from coding, wandered over to the internet and googled 'Bernard Fall'. I ended up at a website that asked for reminiscenses from any people who might have known the great scholar-journalist-soldier. I had never met Bernard Fall but always felt a kinship so I sent an e-mail and the next day received a reply from Dorothy Fall, his widow. She told me about her book and now I have read ...
Modern Chinese Scholars' Rocks: A Guide for Collectors
Floating World Editions
A great introduction and practical guide
Kemin Hu is truly one of the experts in this field with a real passion for sharing her knowledge and experience in appreciating scholar's rocks, both traditional and "modern". Her new book provides many practical insights into rock types in an easy to read style, with a light touch on the broader cultural context of scholar's rocks. For deeper insight into the history, philosophy and ...
Rashi's Daughter, Secret Scholar
Jewish Publication Society of America
Rashi's Daughter, The Secret Scholar
The popular adult novel, Rashi's Daughter has been adapted by the author into an engaging book for young adults. The setting is Troyes, France of the 11th century, and the focus is the family of Rashi, the famous scholar. In addition to developing the plot, Anton spends a great deal of time familiarizing the reader with both Jewish and non-Jewish customs during that time and educating us about ...
Rhodes Scholars, Oxford, and the Creation of an American Elite
Thomas J. Schaeper
A choice read for those trying to understand the history of the program
Perhaps the best and most educated minds on the planet. "Rhodes Scholars: Oxford, and the Creation of an American Elite" discusses the Rhodes Scholarship, a program in place for well over a century now where thirty two Americans from universities are chosen to study in the University of Oxford in England. This program has created an academic elite, with many of the figures who received this honor ...
A Scholar's Tale: Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe
Fordham University Press
The spiritual autobiography of a poetic thinker
There is a certain kind of writer and thinker who does not give us fixed categories and a system. Rather the thought is a kind of poetic perception an ongoing series of insights which enrich our understanding and augment our feeling of the wonder of the life of the mind. Geoffrey Hartman in my judgment is such a writer, and his text here is filled with a kind of poetic meditation underpinned by ...
Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities
Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Princeton University Press
Unreadable But Fascinating
So how can it be both? This is an account of the Mellon Foundation's effort to help top humanities departments streamline their Ph.D. programs. Fifty-four departments at ten top universities were urged to reduce their attrition rates and reduce the average time-to-degree of their students. In return Mellon would help them accomplish this through the awarding of $85,000,000 in support. The ...
The Complete Gospels: Annotated Scholar's Version
Robert J. Miller
Dr. Miller's Book and Class
I have taken Dr. Miller's New Testament course at Juniata College, and I enjoyed his class and this book very much. We looked at the New Testament from a historical perspective, and he asked us to set aside all of our prejudices and tendencies so that we may take a fresh and unadulterated look at the Bible. We went through all of the New Testament's gospels, looked at where and when they came ...
The Department Chair's Role in Developing New Faculty into Teachers and Scholars (Jossey-Bass Resources for ...
Estela Mara Bensimon
Hiring new tenure-track faculty and seeing them through to tenure is an onerous responsibility for department chairs, with significant departmental and institutional consequences. The Department Chair?s Role in Developing New Faculty into Teachers and Scholars is designed to help chairs with the three critical stages of junior faculty socialization: 1) recruitment and hiring; 2) the first year; and 3) evaluating new faculty performance. ...
A true classic that is actually fun to read!
I think it was Mark Twain who said that a classic is a book that everybody wants to *have* read, but that nobody wants to read. The Scholars is an exception to this generalization. It is one of the masterpieces of the Chinese novel, but it is as fun for a contemporary American to read today as it was for Wu Ching-tzu's contemporaries to read in imperial China. This book is an incisive satire of ...
The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar: Redeeming the Soul, Redeeming the Mind
William Lane Craig
Paul M. Gould
A call to arms
In September 1980 Charles Malik gave a powerful talk on the need for evangelicals to reclaim the mind, and to reclaim the universities. It was published that year in a brief book called The Two Tasks. A century after his birth, a number of Christian scholars, including his son, commemorates Malik and his stirring address. Thus this book. Seven Christian thinkers, including Peter Kreeft and ...
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