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The War & Money Project. R. Buckminster Fuller's "Great Pirates:" An investigation into Narrative Analysis in World History Courses. 1 L.

R. Buckminster Fuller's "Great Pirates:" An investigation into Narrative Analysis in World History Courses

S. Levstik, "Articulating the silences: teachers' and adolescents' conceptions of historical significance," in P. Stearns, P. Seixas, and S. Wineburg, eds. 2 H. 3 For Canada, see P. 4 D. 5 D. 6 D. 7 H. 8 J. 9 J. 10 The term "colligatory generalizations" is from Shemilt, "The Caliph's Coin. " 11 L.S. 12 L.S. 13 This phenomenon could be seen most recently in the big-budget movie about the Battle of Stalingrad in WW II, Enemy at the Gates. 14 K. den Heyer, "Between every 'now' and 'then': A role for the study of historical agency in history and citizenship education," Theory and Research in Social Education 31:4 (2003), 411-434. 15 J. 16 See K. 17 See J. University of Minnesota Press, 1998). 18 R. Press, 1969). 19 Fuller, Operating Manual, 17-18. 21 I use this notion of the circuit-of-wealth as a basis of exploring economics both in the general and in the particular. 22 Fuller, Operating Manual, 21.

Top 10 Best East of Eden Quotes. How history forgot its role in public debate – David Armitage. It has long been fashionable to say that the globe is shrinking.

How history forgot its role in public debate – David Armitage

In the wake of the telegraph, the steamship and the railway, thinkers from the late 19th century onwards often wrote of space and time being annihilated by new technologies. The Medium Is the Message, 50 Years Later. He had a thing for clip-on neckties.

The Medium Is the Message, 50 Years Later

He once said LSD was the lazy man’s form of Finnegans Wake. RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. The AJ List: 20 Inspiring Quotes from John Muir. Been outside lately?

The AJ List: 20 Inspiring Quotes from John Muir

How about a few reminders from the Poet Laureate of the High Sierra? John Muir was ecstatically writing about the mountains 100 years before you had an iPhone to stare at while your eyes glazed over. He was also writing about how we lose our feeling for being alive by working too much, focusing on making money instead of the things that bring us joy. Sound familiar? Bit of a visionary, that guy. The AJ List: The 23 Best Ed Abbey Quotes. Ed Abbey died 25 years ago this week, and a couple friends carried his body out to the desert and buried it illegally, just like he wanted.

The AJ List: The 23 Best Ed Abbey Quotes

It was a fitting statement for a man who spent his life loving the desert and wilderness, and raising hell about protecting it. We love Abbey for his passion for canyon country, his cantankerous attitude, and his eternal quotability. The AJ List: The 21 Best Thoreau Quotes. Like two of our other favorite legends of outdoor literature, Ed Abbey and John Muir, Henry David Thoreau could be said to be a motivational speaker.

The AJ List: The 21 Best Thoreau Quotes

If you need someone to light a fire under your ass to either a) get outside or b) start living or c) both, just go back 160 years to the stuff Thoreau was writing. It’s hard to believe he put all this down on paper before our modern rat race, much less so many generations before. Wilson Miner - When We Build. Stability: how life began and why it can’t rest – Addy Pross. Biology is wondrously strange – so familiar, yet so strikingly different to physics and chemistry.

Stability: how life began and why it can’t rest – Addy Pross

We know where we are with inanimate matter. Ever since Isaac Newton, it has answered to a basically mechanical view of nature, blindly following its laws without regard for purposes. Marcus Aurelius Quotes. Google. Buckminster Fuller. Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (/ˈfʊlər/; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.

Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller was the second president of Mensa from 1974 to 1983.[2] Biography[edit] Years later, he decided that this sort of experience had provided him with not only an interest in design, but also a habit of being familiar with and knowledgeable about the materials that his later projects would require. Fuller earned a machinist's certification, and knew how to use the press brake, stretch press, and other tools and equipment used in the sheet metal trade.[3] Vannevar Bush. Vannevar Bush (/væˈniːvɑr/ van-NEE-var; March 11, 1890 – June 28, 1974) was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator, whose most important contribution was as head of the U.S.

Vannevar Bush

Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) during World War II, through which almost all wartime military R&D was carried out, including initiation and early administration of the Manhattan Project. His office was considered one of the key factors in winning the war. Marcel Duchamp.

Marcel Duchamp (French: [maʁsɛl dyʃɑ̃]; 28 July 1887 – 2 October 1968) was a French-American painter, sculptor, chess player, and writer whose work is associated with Dadaism[1][2] and conceptual art,[3] although not directly associated with Dada groups.

Marcel Duchamp

Duchamp is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.[4][5][6][7] Duchamp has had an immense impact on twentieth-century and twenty first-century art. By World War I, he had rejected the work of many of his fellow artists (like Henri Matisse) as "retinal" art, intended only to please the eye. Instead, Duchamp wanted to put art back in the service of the mind.[8]

Alan Watts. Norbert Wiener. Marshall McLuhan. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.