Faces in the Clouds

Faces in the Clouds
Author: Stewart Elliott Guthrie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 670
Release: 1995-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780195356809
ISBN 13: 0195356802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces in the Clouds Book Review:

Religion is universal human culture. No phenomenon is more widely shared or more intensely studied, yet there is no agreement on what religion is. Now, in Faces in the Clouds, anthropologist Stewart Guthrie provides a provocative definition of religion in a bold and persuasive new theory. Guthrie says religion can best be understood as systematic anthropomorphism--that is, the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman things and events. Many writers see anthropomorphism as common or even universal in religion, but few think it is central. To Guthrie, however, it is fundamental. Religion, he writes, consists of seeing the world as humanlike. As Guthrie shows, people find a wide range of humanlike beings plausible: Gods, spirits, abominable snowmen, HAL the computer, Chiquita Banana. We find messages in random events such as earthquakes, weather, and traffic accidents. We say a fire "rages," a storm "wreaks vengeance," and waters "lie still." Guthrie says that our tendency to find human characteristics in the nonhuman world stems from a deep-seated perceptual strategy: in the face of pervasive (if mostly unconscious) uncertainty about what we see, we bet on the most meaningful interpretation we can. If we are in the woods and see a dark shape that might be a bear or a boulder, for example, it is good policy to think it is a bear. If we are mistaken, we lose little, and if we are right, we gain much. So, Guthrie writes, in scanning the world we always look for what most concerns us--livings things, and especially, human ones. Even animals watch for human attributes, as when birds avoid scarecrows. In short, we all follow the principle--better safe than sorry. Marshalling a wealth of evidence from anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, advertising, literature, art, and animal behavior, Guthrie offers a fascinating array of examples to show how this perceptual strategy pervades secular life and how it characterizes religious experience. Challenging the very foundations of religion, Faces in the Clouds forces us to take a new look at this fundamental element of human life.

Faces in a Cloud

Faces in a Cloud
Author: George E. Atwood,Robert D. Stolorow
Publsiher: Jason Aronson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780765702005
ISBN 13: 0765702002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces in a Cloud Book Review:

In this new edition of their now classic work, George Atwood and Robert Stolorow explore the ways in which a theory of personality is influenced and colored by the subjective world of the theorist. Using psychobiographical analyses of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Wilhelm Reich, and Otto Rank as illustrations, the authors show how the central constructs of personality theories universalize their creators' personal solutions to the nuclear crises and dilemmas of their own life histories. Illuminating the subjective origins of a personality theory does not invalidate the theory, according to Atwood and Stolorow, but rather contributes to establishing the scope of the theory as well as its applicability to particular clinical situations. The first edition of Faces in a Cloud (published in 1979) was the seminal work out of which emerged the now influential theory of intersubjectivity - a framework that calls for a radical revision of all aspects of psychoanalytic thought. This revised edition incorporates significant new material into the psychobiographical analyses and has been completely updated and rewritten to reflect the development of the authors' viewpoint. The terminology used throughout the book to describe personal worlds of experience has been updated and refined in consonance with this contemporary theoretical perspective. The final chapter summarizes key aspects of this new perspective and offers reflections on the subjective origins of intersubjectivity theory itself.

Faces in the Clouds

Faces in the Clouds
Author: Matt Nable
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN 10: 067007344X
ISBN 13: 9780670073443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faces in the Clouds Book Review:

Twin brothers Stephen and Lawrence Kennedy are army kids; theirs is a world of barracks, bunks and barbecues. But then their parents are killed in a car accident and the boys are sent to stay with people they barely know. How the boys live with their grief and with each other defines the rest of their lives. They move through adolescence and into adulthood, via girlfriends, jobs, sibling rivalry and loyalty. And somewhere deeply buried within them both is the question of how one deals with the past in order to live in the present and embrace the future. The answer is surprising.

The Secret in the Clouds

The Secret in the Clouds
Author: Ron Sachs
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN 10: 1649525737
ISBN 13: 9781649525734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret in the Clouds Book Review:

Sunny Albright always sees happy pictures of animals, flowers, and faces in puffy clouds. But she loses her joyful outlook when the COVID-19 pandemic changes her life. Some amazing new friends help her return to her positive self. This uplifting family story is about coping with loss and grief, mixing in fantasy and some simple science to reveal...The Secret In The Clouds.

Book of Clouds

Book of Clouds
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-03-10
ISBN 10: 1555849199
ISBN 13: 9781555849191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Clouds Book Review:

A young Mexican woman adrift in post-unification Berlin encounters romance, violence, and revelation in this “stirring and lyrical first novel” (Paul Auster, award-winning author and filmmaker). Having escaped her overbearing family in Mexico, Tatiana settles in the newly reunified city of Berlin, where she hopes to cultivate a life of solitude. But when she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian, Doktor Weiss, Tatiana’s simple life becomes more complex—and more perilous. Through Weiss, she meets a young meteorologist who, as a child in East Germany, took solace in the sky’s constant shape-shifting, an antidote to his grim and unchanging reality. As their three conflicting worlds begin to merge, the tension culminates in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Unfolding with the logic of a dream, Book of Clouds is both “a stunningly accurate portrait of Berlin” and a beautiful exploration of the myths we cling to in order to give our lives meaning. From a crowded U-Bahn where Hitler appears dressed as an old woman to an underground Gestapo bowling alley whose walls bear score marks from games long settled, Chloe Aridjis guides us through layers of history with wit and compassion, blurring the lines between real and imagined. Her debut novel is “required reading of the most pleasurable sort” (The New York Times). Named one of the 10 Best Books Set in Berlin by The Guardian.

Clouds Rain Clouds Again

Clouds  Rain  Clouds Again
Author: Lawrence F. Lowery
Publsiher: NSTA Press
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 1938946723
ISBN 13: 9781938946721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clouds Rain Clouds Again Book Review:

This soothing book is the perfect invitation to a relaxed afternoon of cloud gazing. It starts by encouraging young readers to observe what clouds look like, from thin wisps to puffy air castles to giant faces. Then the story raises natural questions: Where do clouds get water? Why does it rain? When rain makes puddles and puddles dry up, what happens to the water? The answers give children an easy-to-grasp picture of the water cycle while instilling the kind of curiosity that can lead to a lifetime of experiencing the world from a scientific perspective. Clouds, Rain, Clouds Again is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in grades K–6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of geology, land forms, weather, environments, and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each volume is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities. The I Wonder Why series is written by an award-winning science educator and published by NSTA Kids, a division of NSTA Press. Lexile Framework: 590L Visit www.Lexile.com for more information about Lexile Measures.

Lake in the Clouds

Lake in the Clouds
Author: Sara Donati
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2003-04-29
ISBN 10: 0553897519
ISBN 13: 9780553897517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lake in the Clouds Book Review:

In her extraordinary novels Into the Wilderness and Dawn on a Distant Shore, award-winning writer Sara Donati deftly captured the vast, untamed wilderness of late-eighteenth-century New York and the trials and triumphs of the Bonner family. Now Donati takes on a new and often overlooked chapter in our nation’s past--and in the life of the spirited Bonners--as their oldest daughter, the brave and beautiful Hannah, comes of age with a challenge that will change her forever. Masterfully told, this passionate story is a moving tribute to a resilient, adventurous family and a people poised at the brink of a new century. It is the spring of 1802, and the village of Paradise is still reeling from the typhoid epidemic of the previous summer. Elizabeth and Nathaniel Bonner have lost their two-year-old son, Hannah’s half brother Robbie, but they struggle on as always: the men in the forests, the twins Lily and Daniel in Elizabeth’s school, and Hannah as a doctor in training, apprenticed to Richard Todd. Hannah is descended from healers on both sides--one Scots grandmother and one Mohawk--and her reputation as a skilled healer in her own right is growing. After a long night spent attending to a birth, Elizabeth and Hannah encounter an escaped slave hiding on the mountain. She calls herself Selah Voyager, and she is looking for Curiosity Freeman--a former slave herself, one of the village’s wisest women and Elizabeth’s closest friend. The Bonners take Selah, desperately ill, to Lake in the Clouds to care for her, and with that simple act they are drawn into the secret life that Curiosity and Galileo Freeman and their grown children have been leading for almost ten years. The Bonners will do what they must to protect the Freemans, just as Hannah will protect her patient, who presents more than one kind of challenge. For a bounty hunter is afoot--Hannah’s childhood friend and first love, Liam Kirby. While Elizabeth and Nathaniel undertake a treacherous journey through the endless forests to bring Selah to safety in the north, Hannah embarks on a very different journey to New-York City, with two goals: to learn the secrets of vaccination against smallpox, a disease that threatens Paradise, and to find out what she can about Liam’s immediate past and what caused him to change so drastically from the boy she once loved. The obstacles she faces as a woman and a Mohawk make her confront questions long avoided about her place in the world. Those questions follow her back to Paradise, where she finds that the medical miracle she brings with her will not cure prejudice or superstition, nor can it solve the problem of slavery. No sooner have the Bonners begun to rebound from their losses--old and new--than they find themselves confronted by more than one old enemy in a battle that will test the strength of their love for one another. Hannah faces the decision she has always dreaded: will she make a life for herself in a white world, or among her mother’s people?

The Theory of Clouds

The Theory of Clouds
Author: Stéphane Audeguy
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780151014286
ISBN 13: 0151014280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Clouds Book Review:

A survivor of Hiroshima, Akira Kumo has reinvented himself as someone two decades younger and has become an ardent collector of all literature dealing with clouds, narrating the stories to Virginie, the young librarian he has hired to catalog his collecti

The Cloudspotter s Guide

The Cloudspotter s Guide
Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780399532566
ISBN 13: 0399532560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cloudspotter s Guide Book Review:

Discusses the history, types, and cultural fascination with clouds and explains what they mean in terms of climate and weather.

Just Beyond the Clouds

Just Beyond the Clouds
Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publsiher: Center Street
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-09-14
ISBN 10: 1599950529
ISBN 13: 9781599950525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Beyond the Clouds Book Review:

#1 bestselling author Karen Kingsbury tells the heartwrenching story of Cody Gunner, a widower fighting for stability, and the woman who wants to help him trust again -- even when trust is the most terrifying thing of all. Still aching over his wife's death, Cody Gunner can't bear the thought of also letting go of his Down's Syndrome brother, Carl Joseph. Cody wants his brother home, where he will be safe and cared for, not out on his own in a world that Cody knows all too well can be heartless and insecure. So when Carl Joseph's teacher, Elle, begins championing his independence, she finds herself at odds with Cody. But even as these two battle it out, they can't deny the instinctive connection they share, and Cody faces a crisis of the heart. What if Elle is the one woman who can teach Cody that love is still possible? If Cody can let go of his lingering anger, he might just see that sometimes the brightest hope of all lies just beyond the clouds.

This Place

This Place
Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm,Sonny Assu,Brandon Mitchell,Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley,Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley,David A. Robertson,Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair,Jen Storm,Richard Van Camp,Katherena Vermette,Chelsea Vowel
Publsiher: Portage & Main Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN 10: 1553797825
ISBN 13: 9781553797821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Place Book Review:

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

The Secret of Clouds

The Secret of Clouds
Author: Alyson Richman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 0451490789
ISBN 13: 9780451490780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret of Clouds Book Review:

Named One of the Best 2019 Winter Books by PopSugar and Chosen as One of 9 Books to Read (or Gift!) This February by Instyle! From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s promise, and a child’s heart.... Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. Maggie, a passionate and dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home, even though she is haunted by her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri's boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspires Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she'll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her—until she needs that strength the most.... A novel that will make readers examine what it means to live life with a full heart.

Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell
Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006-02-02
ISBN 10: 110121886X
ISBN 13: 9781101218860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the Spell Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller – a “crystal-clear, constantly engaging” (Jared Diamond) exploration of the role that religious belief plays in our lives and our interactions For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.

Clouds in a Teacup

Clouds in a Teacup
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN 10: 1941529135
ISBN 13: 9781941529133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clouds in a Teacup Book Review:

As soon as you open the cover of Clouds in a Teacup, you step into a contemplative journey of your own creation. Oakland, California artist and activist Brett Cook invites you to shed your stress and worries to consider the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh during the relaxing process of coloring. His evocative black and white images nurture your own creativity; the resulting pictures will reflect your vision. Clouds in a Teacup balances reflection and action, providing a personal springboard to contemplation and expression. Everyone has creativity within them, and these drawings nurture the meditative potential of the process, helping to relieve stress and increase joy, and rewarding you with compelling final images. The 40 images, including double page spreads, are printed on the highest quality recycled paper through which gel and colored pens will not bleed.

Just Under the Clouds

Just Under the Clouds
Author: Melissa Sarno
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-20
ISBN 10: 1524720119
ISBN 13: 9781524720117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Under the Clouds Book Review:

To climb a tree, always think in threes and you'll never fall. "Two feet, one hand. Two hands, one foot," Cora's father told her when she was a little girl. Now Cora is in middle school, her father is gone, her family is homeless, and Cora has to look after her younger sister, Adare, who needs a lot of looking after. When their room at the shelter is ransacked, Cora's mother brings them to an old friend's apartment, and Cora hopes this will be a place she can finally call home. When doubt seeps in, Cora makes an escape of her own and discovers something that will change how she sees her family and her place within it. The beautiful debut by Melissa Sarno, the author of A Swirl of Ocean, will take root in your heart and blossom long after you've turned the last page. " A heartbreaking yet hopeful story of a family searching for a place to belong." --Publishers Weekly " A thought-provoking debut about the meaning of home and the importance of family." --The Horn Book Magazine


Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1635575648
ISBN 13: 9781635575644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

One Step Away from the Clouds

One Step Away from the Clouds
Author: Arturo Mazzeo
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2020-04-22
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798639507274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Step Away from the Clouds Book Review:

It was wonderful to watch the few lights still lit in the skyscrapers that lit up like stars on a Manhattan night.Who knows how many times James had stopped to contemplate them, but that night, for a strange reason he was reliving the same emotion as when he first arrived in New York many years before.This unexpected feeling made him melancholic and he was reminded of his entire past, retracing like a flash back the road thathad brought him there and this moved him.A good book in my opinion, should be read as you smoke a good cigar enjoying the intense aroma that sticks in your mouth, before blowing out the smoke.This book is about a journey, a long journey, the longest a man can make... the one within himself.It is the only trip that knows no boundaries, the only one that does not need a boarding pass, the only one able to make us go back in time, to meet lost people again, desired faces and faces that we would rather forget.A journey in which you go in the spasmodic search of yourself, searching for something that will never turn into certainty."How are we really made?""Why are we here?""Why do certain circumstances happen?"To these questions James drew his personal conclusion: that weare part of someone's project, because by analyzing the processes of their lives, everyone can understand, even if not immediately, that everything eventually happens for a precise purpose.In life you have to do things before to understand others later, and if you didn't do the previous ones that seemed wrong you wouldn't be able to understand what you understood afterwards. Everything is a cycle that ends until you get to the final conclusion, until you understand why you came into the world, until you reach your true goal. Each of us has a very specific purpose here, each one of us is like a piece of a puzzle, we are all intersected with each other, we are all interconnected, I am useful to you, you are useful to me, even if we do not know how or why.

The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street
Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 0345807197
ISBN 13: 9780345807199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on Mango Street Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes-sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous-Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers. “Cisneros draws on her rich [Latino] heritage ... and seduces with precise, spare prose, creat[ing] unforgettable characters we want to lift off the page. She is not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one.” —The New York Times Book Review

Buffalo Clouds

Buffalo Clouds
Author: Craig Sanders
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-01-26
ISBN 10: 9780692318898
ISBN 13: 0692318895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buffalo Clouds Book Review:

Life on a cattle ranch has never been easy, but seventeen-year-old Cody Harrison knows his family faces an uncertain future. Their dream of raising buffalo ended when Cody's father died in a hunting accident five years ago, and it has become a daily struggle just to keep the T Bar S Ranch going. But then a fast-talking filmmaker arrives to shoot a low budget western nearby, along with a brash young actor who has troubles of his own. Hard up for money, Cody wrangles a construction job with the rag-tag production company. Soon he becomes involved with one of the crew: a street-smart young Chicana his age, out to prove herself in a man's world. As their affection for each other grows, Cody slowly feels his self-confidence returning. But then an accident causes events to spiral quickly out of his control. Faced with the loss of everything he loves, Cody must trust his instincts as they lead him on a journey back to re-live the darkest day of his life, a day that will weave the past and present into a story even he could never have imagined.

Blue Sky White Clouds

Blue Sky  White Clouds
Author: Eliezer Sobel
Publsiher: Rainbow Ridge Pub
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781937907075
ISBN 13: 1937907074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Sky White Clouds Book Review:

A simple picture book with large, easy to read type.A perfect book for any lovewd one who has dementia or Alzheimer's