Figuring

Figuring 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 catalyzed the environmental movement Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, writers, and scientists mostly women, mostly queer 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 questions 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. Download Figuring By Maria Popova – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 592 pages
  • Figuring
  • Maria Popova
  • English
  • 19 December 2018
  • 1524748137

10 thoughts on “Figuring

  1. says:

    I have fallen in love with Maria Popova s weekly newsletter, Brain Pickings, and I cannot wait for this book.

  2. says:

    How does one begin to explain a book like Figuring Honestly, I don t know, however, I shall try The book Figuring is much like Popova s site, brainpickings.org it is sort of a Russian doll, revealing layer after layer after layer, only if you wish to see it, or perhaps experience it Figuring is a book that you should read with the mindset of allowing the book to take it where it wants to, without expecting something too traditional or run of the mill.Figuring is a beautiful combination of sc How does one begin to explain a book like Figuring Honestly, I don t know, however, I shall try The book Figuring is much like Popova s site, brainpickings.org it is sort of a Russian doll, revealing layer after layer after layer, only if you wish to see it, or perhaps experience it Figuring is a book that you should read with the mindset of allowing the book to take it where it wants to, without expecting something too traditional or run of the mill.Figuring is a beautiful combination of science with art The alignment sticks how each of them is intertwined and how art inspires science and vice versa It is like her website, onlydetailed pieces that go on and go and that s what I loved as a reader...

  3. says:

    For the first third or so of the book I wasn t quite sure what Popova was really getting at There were a lot of historical figures surrounding her main subjects and I was having a little bit of trouble keeping up with the jumps back and forth and I kept confusing Maria Mitchell and Margaret Fuller, oops But then Popova got to her chapters on Emily Dickinson and just wow Blew me away That was when the book began to gel for me and I started to really understand that Popova was drawing all For the first third or so of the book I wasn t quite sure what Popova was really getting at There were a lot of historical figures surrounding her main subjects and I was having a little bit of trouble keeping up with the jumps back and forth and I kept confusing Maria Mitchell and Margaret Fuller, oops But then Popova got to her chapters on Emily Dickinson and just wow Blew me away That was when the book began to gel for me and I started to really understa...

  4. says:

    The trouble of doing your research, whether you re writing fiction or nonfiction, is that seduced by those happy coincidences and curious facts you feel compelled to include almost everything in your final work I know full well how frustrating is having to read dozens of articles, check as many books and references only to write 10 page essays A name in a letter, an obscure allusion in a poem, or a detailed footnote can send anyone in that time consuming frenzy of wanting to knowThe The trouble of doing your research, whether you re writing fiction or nonfiction, is that seduced by those happy coincidences and curious facts you feel compelled to include almost everything in your final work I know full well how frustrating is having to read dozens of articles, check as many books and references only to write 10 page essays A name in a letter, an obscure allusion in a poem, or a detailed footnote can send anyone in that time consuming frenzy of wanting to knowThe thing is knowing when to stop and not falling in the trap of putting everything at the readers feet They might want to stamp on it only to get to the point And most often then not, I fail to see a clear ...

  5. says:

    The first book by the author of the prominent blog Brain Pickings Maria Popova Maybe it will disrupt my already compiled reading list.I read the prelude just now and it is exciting

  6. says:

    The author of this book, Maria Popova is a well known curator of the excellent website brainpickings.org Brain pickings has an eclectic collection of articles, books and other writings from various disciplines Each post introduces a work followed by the author s unique take on the creative work This site has provided me tons of recommendations for what next to read And that is why I jumped into this book as soon as i saw it on my recommended list on goodreads If nothing else this book would The author of this book, Maria Popova is a well known curator of the excellent website brainpickings.org Brain pickings has an eclectic collection of articles, books an...

  7. says:

    As seems fitting for the founder of the eclectic website Brainpickings, Maria Popova s book is itself eclectic and wise though not elliptic like that site tends to be it s quite substantive The intellectual lives and passions of Margaret Fuller, Emily Dickinson, Lise Meitner, and Rachel Carson, among others, are exhaustively described and mined It s dense and wordy rambling and tangential erudite and heavily researched but non scholarly genre busting and multidisciplinary but also em As seems fitting for the founder of the eclectic website Brainpickings, Maria Popova s book is itself eclectic a...

  8. says:

    Brain Pickings ,, .

  9. says:

    I love Popova s blog and I ve been following her for years She is an excellent curator But I don t think her skills work in book format There were some really beautiful stories in here especially at the end If the book had just been Emily Dickinson And Rachel Carso...

  10. says:

    michigan daily review to come but this was a dense beautiful read

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