Searching for Life

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina

Author: Rita Arditti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520215702

Category: History

Page: 235

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"An acute and impassioned observer, Rita Arditti describes Argentina's 'dirty war' years and the heroic struggle of a group of Argentine grandmothers who set out, against all odds, to trace the whereabouts of their disappeared children and grandchildren. Admirably comprehensive, Searching for Life reminds us how ordinary citizens can stand up to tyranny and prevail. Even today, the evidence collected by this tenacious group of detectives has led to the arrest of one of the military junta leaders, General Jorge Videla. The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo are truly the unsung heroes of our time."—E ric Stover, Director, Human Rights Center, University of California, Berkeley "The power of RIta Arditti's Searching for Life lies in its thorough, incontrovertible information, and the irrefutable condition of historical truths. Her book is living, faithful and incorruptible monument that protects us against the dangers of forgetting. Her account is an indispensable weapon for those of us who have been protagonists, and as a way to awaken those who were spectators and those who have opted for the comforts of blindness."—Alicia Kozameh, author of Steps Under Water

Searching for Life

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo and the Disappeared Children of Argentina

Author: Rita Arditti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520921665

Category: History

Page: 251

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FROM THE BOOK:"I want to touch you and kiss you.""You are my mother's sister and only one year older; you must have something of my mother in you."—A found child after being returned to her family Searching for Life traces the courageous plight of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a group of women who challenged the ruthless dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. Acting as both detectives and human rights advocates in an effort to find and recover their grandchildren, the Grandmothers identified fifty-seven of an estimated 500 children who had been kidnapped or born in detention centers. The Grandmothers' work also led to the creation of the National Genetic Data Bank, the only bank of its kind in the world, and to Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the "right to identity," that is now incorporated in the new adoption legislation in Argentina. Rita Arditti has conducted extensive interviews with twenty Grandmothers and twenty-five others connected with their work; her book is a testament to the courage, persistence, and strength of these "traditional" older women. The importance of the Grandmothers' work has effectively transcended the Argentine situation. Their tenacious pursuit of justice defies the culture of impunity and the historical amnesia that pervades Argentina and much of the rest of the world today. In addition to reconciling the "living disappeared" with their families of origin, these Grandmothers restored a chapter of history that, too, had been abducted and concealed from its rightful heirs.

Searching for Life Across Space and Time

Proceedings of a Workshop

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309463971

Category: Science

Page: 132

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The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, biology, chemistry, and geoscience. In December 2016, the Space Studies Board hosted a workshop to explore the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, techniques for detecting life, and the instrumentation used. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Searching for Life's Meaning

Changes and Tensions in the Worldviews of Chinese Youth in the 1980s

Author: Luo Xu

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472112395

Category: History

Page: 359

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Chronicles the changing worldviews of Chinese youth in the tumultuous decade leading up to the Tiananmen demonstrations

Searching for Life's Meaning

Author: Cassandra Morrison

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602660573

Category: Religion

Page: 56

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Searching for Life's Meaning is a collection of heartfelt poetry flowing from the depths of a dedicated soldier who pledges allegiance to both her God and her country. This collection of poetry serves to re-direct the questions of Existence, Purpose and Circumstance to the One in whom 'All Answers' are found- JESUS CHRIST, THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIGHT. As you search for your own life's meaning may God open your eyes to see His master craftsmanship at work on your behalf, through the life of a soldier. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" Romans 8:28. Cassandra Morrison is a faithful member of the Harlem Church of God of Prophecy. She's a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve and was deployed to Iraq for over a year, with the 344th Combat Support Hospital. Cassandra is known by her close friends and relatives as 'Smiley' or 'Sunshine' because she loves to grace everyone with her wonderful smile. Cassandra's purpose for writing this book is to inspire and encourage those who might think they're facing their struggles alone to continue to trust in the Lord; He has not forgotten you. He is still a miracle working God who she has proven time and time again. She only hopes that her readers will have a positive outlook on life and a strong desire to follow Christ because He has made all the difference in her life and she stands assured that He will do the same for you.

Searching for Life Across Space and Time

Proceedings of a Workshop

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309463947

Category: Science

Page: 132

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The search for life is one of the most active fields in space science and involves a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including planetary science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, biology, chemistry, and geoscience. In December 2016, the Space Studies Board hosted a workshop to explore the possibility of habitable environments in the solar system and in exoplanets, techniques for detecting life, and the instrumentation used. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Searching for Calamity

The Life and Times of Calamity Jane

Author: Linda Jucovy

Publisher: Linda Jucovy

ISBN: 0985300302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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"Who in the world would think that Calamity Jane would get to be such a famous person?" one of the pallbearers at her funeral asked an interviewer many years later. It seemed like a reasonable question. Who else has accomplished so little by conventional standards and yet achieved such enduring fame? But conventional standards do not apply. Calamity was poor, uneducated, and an alcoholic. For decades, she wandered through the small towns and empty spaces of the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana. But she also had a natural talent for self-invention. She created a story about herself and promoted it tirelessly for much of her life. The story emphasized her love of adventure and the heroic role she played in key events in the early history of the American west. She became that story to people around the country who read about her. And she became that story to herself. The details about her exploits were rarely accurate, but a larger truth lay beneath them. In an era when there were few options for women, Calamity had the audacity to be herself. She lived as she pleased, which is to say that she allowed herself the same freedoms her male contemporaries assumed as their birthright. She spoke her mind. She flouted the rules. She dressed as a man when it was illegal for women to wear pants; hung out in saloons although that was unheard of for any woman who was not a prostitute; did men's work; cursed, hollered, and smoked cigars. Although Calamity's name is imprinted in history, most people know little about her. This highly readable biography brings Calamity to life against the backdrop of the American west and of women's determination to break free from their historical constraints.

Are We Alone?

Scientists Search for Life in Space

Author: Gloria Skurzynski

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 92

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Through a combination of captivating narrative and scientific facts, the author skillfully demonstrates how the quest for extraterrestrial life is real, widespread, and growing.

The Work

My Search for a Life That Matters

Author: Wes Moore

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679646019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons—about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking—that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life’s purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way—from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who’ve inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives—and his own misadventures and moments of illumination—reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That’s where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work “Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore’s story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I’ve known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.”—Chelsea Clinton “Wes Moore proves once again that he is one of the most effective storytellers and leaders of his generation. His gripping personal story, set against the dramatic events of the past decade, goes straight to the heart of an ancient question that is as relevant as ever: not just how to live a good life, but how to make that life matter. Above all, this book teaches us how to make our journey about more than mere surviving or even succeeding; it teaches us how to truly come alive.”—Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive “How we define success for ourselves is one of life’s essential questions. Wes Moore shows us the way—by sharing his incredible journey and the inspiring stories of others who make the world a better place through the choices they’ve made about how they want to live. We come away from this important book with a new understanding of what it truly means to succeed in life.”—Suze Orman “An intriguing follow-up to his bestselling The Other Wes Moore . . . Moore makes a convincing case that work has the most value if it’s built on a foundation of service, selflessness, courage, and risk-taking.”—Publishers Weekly “A beautifully philosophical look at the expectation that work should bring meaning to our lives.”—Booklist “The Work will resonate with people seeking their own purpose.”—BookPage From the Hardcover edition.

The Journey of Desire

Searching for the Life We've Only Dreamed of

Author: John Eldredge

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 0785268820

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Urges readers to explore the God-given passions within their hearts, thus living life more fully while honoring their faith.

Searching for a Better Life

Growing Up in the Slums of Bangkok

Author: Sorcha Mahony

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785338595

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Life in Bangkok for young people is marked by profound, interlocking changes and transitions. This book offers an ethnographic account of growing up in the city’s slums, struggling to get by in a rapidly developing and globalizing economy and trying to fulfil one’s dreams. At the same time, it reflects on the issue of agency, exploring its negative potential when exercised by young people living under severe structural constraint. It offers an antidote to neoliberal ideas around personal responsibility, and the assumed potential for individuals to break through structures of constraint in any sustained way.

Five Billion Years of Solitude

The Search for Life Among the Stars

Author: Lee Billings

Publisher: Current

ISBN: 1617230162

Category: Science

Page: 294

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An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past 20 years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that top researchers are examining for evidence of life.

Man's Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014281

Category: Psychology

Page: 168

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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.

Searching for the Sound

My Life with the Grateful Dead

Author: Phil Lesh

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316027812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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In this ruthlessly honest bestseller, the bass player for the greatest improvisational band in American history tells the full, true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead.

Searching for Heaven on Earth Journal

Author: David Jeremiah

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418561177

Category: Religion

Page: 117

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Key Bible verses, quotes from the book, reflective readings, and questions for self-discovery accompany the reader on the most crucial pilgrimage of all.

Searching for Life's Water

Author: Sita Jehanne Mitchell

Publisher: Oasis Pub

ISBN: 9780982334003

Category: Religion

Page: 436

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From the sand dunes of the Sahara to the foothills of the Himalayas, the trek to the source of life's water is geared with reasoning questions, eyes of wonder at nature's many surprises, and a heart wide open to people and possibility. This journey of a lifetime unfolds to find what all of us seek: the Truth. From Darwin to Emerson, Rumi to the Koran, and the Gitanjali to the Bible, this quest will inspire you and forever change your views about what you believe and why you believe what you do. "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein