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Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary motion and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson who catalysed the environmental movement Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists writers and scientists mostly women mostly ueer whose public contribution has risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand experience and appreciate the universe Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson Emanating from these lives are larger uestions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures Ralph Waldo Emerson Charles Darwin Elizabeth Barrett Browning Herman Melville Frederick Douglass Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and a tapestry of themes spanning music feminism the history of science the rise and decline of religion and how the intersection of astronomy poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movemen.

figuring mobile Figuring MOBIFiguring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary motion and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson who catalysed the environmental movement Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists writers and scientists mostly women mostly ueer whose public contribution has risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand experience and appreciate the universe Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson Emanating from these lives are larger uestions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures Ralph Waldo Emerson Charles Darwin Elizabeth Barrett Browning Herman Melville Frederick Douglass Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and a tapestry of themes spanning music feminism the history of science the rise and decline of religion and how the intersection of astronomy poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movemen.

✿ Figuring kindle Epub ❃ Author Maria Popova – Contemporary-books.co Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries beginning with the astronomerFiguring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary motion and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson who catalysed the environmental movement Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists writers and scientists mostly women mostly ueer whose public contribution has risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand experience and appreciate the universe Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson Emanating from these lives are larger uestions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures Ralph Waldo Emerson Charles Darwin Elizabeth Barrett Browning Herman Melville Frederick Douglass Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and a tapestry of themes spanning music feminism the history of science the rise and decline of religion and how the intersection of astronomy poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.

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6 thoughts on “Figuring

  1. Flavia Maria Soare Flavia Maria Soare says:

    PDF/EPUB Figuring Epub Í Í contemporary books.co Í figuring mobile, Figuring MOBIThis book is amazing even from the Contents page which is in verse The only downside is that the publisher issued this Paperback in such a poor uality of the binding and cover that the book was already deformed when it arrived I hope subseuent editions will do justice to this incredible book


  2. Norma B Norma B says:

    PDF/EPUB Figuring Epub Í Í contemporary books.co Í figuring mobile, Figuring MOBIGood God even the list of contents is giving me goosebumps It's a list of contents and also a narrative poemI think I've waited my whole life for this big yellow taxi of a book'Figuring' is biography with a difference Maria Popova's subject is life as well as lives The lives she illuminates are dozens spanning centuries and she touches upon hundreds in a vast web of relations A web of genius The thrill of making those connections as a reader b


  3. Safist Safist says:

    PDF/EPUB Figuring Epub Í Í contemporary books.co Í figuring mobile, Figuring MOBIThis is a brilliant wise book by a brilliant wise Maria Popova I've highlighted so much of the book on Kindle that it really would have made sense to highlight the bits I didn't want to highlight Of course that would be somewhat counterproductive since the whole point of highlighting is to preserve treasure & rapidly refer back So much is worth treasuring I was fascinated by the chapters on Emily Dickinson and Maria Mitchell was a real revelation but the book is jam packed with insights & unsuspected connections Also a revelation was the influence of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “Aurora Leigh” on the consciousness & self confidence of independent thinking women in America in the 19th Century I can almost see that long unbroken line from them through Eleanor Roos


  4. Giorgia Giorgia says:

    PDF/EPUB Figuring Epub Í Í contemporary books.co Í figuring mobile, Figuring MOBIHow do I begin to explain this bookIf you know about or are a reader of brainpickingsorg then all I have to say is that this book is like a lengthier version of that Popova curated facts and ideas from an array of people who are as varied as humanly possible The whole idea for the book is wonderful really and I'm not using that word out of some sort of habit but because I mean it I've been a fan of the blog for yearsss and I always check for emails that alert me of the next blog post so much that it's become part of my routineI loved how this book was put together I found myself highlighting and marking almost every one of the 500 pages because the words were just screaming their relevan


  5. Rosarissa Rosarissa says:

    PDF/EPUB Figuring Epub Í Í contemporary books.co Í figuring mobile, Figuring MOBII'm 13 of the way through this book and adore it so much I am not sure I can do it justice in a review I wish I could give it 10 stars It is absolutely beautifulIt has introduced me to a huge variety of historic figures I


  6. Kensong Kensong says:

    PDF/EPUB Figuring Epub Í Í contemporary books.co Í figuring mobile, Figuring MOBIThis is a brilliant book from the first intro to the end Beautifully written and wonderfully researched I loved the focus on forgotten feminist heroes Women who with little or no education struggled and triumphed Illuminating and interesting


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