The Big Picture
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The Big Picture


  • Author : Sean Carroll
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698409767


The Big Picture Book Description :

The instant New York Times bestseller about humanity's place in the universe—and how we understand it. “Vivid...impressive....Splendidly informative.”—The New York Times “Succeeds spectacularly.”—Science “A tour de force.”—Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture


  • Author : Ben Fritz
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544789760


The Big Picture Book Description :

A chronicle of the massive transformation in Hollywood since the turn of the century and the huge changes yet to come, drawing on interviews with key players, as well as documents from the 2014 Sony hack

The Big Picture
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Big Picture


  • Author : Dennis Littky
  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Release Date : 2012-02-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416614609


The Big Picture Book Description :

What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they’ll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big “E” and small “e” educators: * For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run. * For teachers who want students to learn passionately. * For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences. * For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce. * For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life. * For students who want to take control over their learning . . . and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun. * For anyone who cares about kids. Here, you’ll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (“The Met”) in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.

The Big Picture
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Big Picture


  • Author : Edward Jay Epstein
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812973822


The Big Picture Book Description :

A behind-the-scenes odyssey into the world of the Hollywood motion picture industry examines the complex ways in which the major entertainment empires--Viacom, Time Warner, NBC/Universal, Fox, Sony, and Disney--make their money, profiling the individuals who created these vast conglomerates and the various ways in which Hollywood has evolved to survive financially. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture


  • Author : Garry Gilfoy
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2012-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462071074


The Big Picture Book Description :

Built around the extraordinary stories of seven people who have been unwitting visitors to the spiritual world, The BIG Picture examines the themes of reincarnation, the relationship between karma and destiny, the divide between religion and spirituality, humanity's task in creation, and the emergence of a new Western spirituality to lead us into the next stage of the evolution of consciousness. In The BIG Picture, author Garry Gilfoy discloses his own spiritual experiences and also tells the stories of others, such as Joy, who was sent back from the realm of spirit without her husband after a horrific crash; Trish, who died' numerous times before learning to visit her cosmic classroom at will; Helen, who relived a holocaust nightmare before her eyes opened onto ancient Egypt; and Keely, who was miraculously saved by a familiar figure, the Watcher. Gilfoy helps us contemplate deeper meanings and refocus the lens through which we view the world. The BIG Picture guides us to ponder unusual possibilities that can shift the point of reference for our earthly thoughts and deeds.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture


  • Author : Mary Bennett
  • Publisher : Learning Media Ltd
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Occupations
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0478125437


The Big Picture Book Description :

Describes the process of making a television drama series, looking at the activities of the cast and crew of the television programme The Tribe. Suggested level: primary.

The Girls in the Big Picture

The Girls in the Big Picture


  • Author : Imelda Foley
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015057018643


The Girls in the Big Picture Book Description :

Christina Foley's revealing new study presents a penetrating analysis of the work of the all-women Charabanc theatre company and the effect it has had on opening up Northern Ireland to new voices and ideas.

The Big Picture

The Big Picture


  • Author : Peter Berry
  • Publisher : Peter Berry Consultancy
  • Release Date : 2007-12-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780646496726


The Big Picture Book Description :