WorldCat Identities

Turner, Mark 1954-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 264 publications in 4 languages and 11,037 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: PN228.M4, 801.92
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Mark Turner
The literary mind by Mark Turner( Book )

45 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner argues that story, projection, and parable precede grammar, that language follows from these mental capacities as a consequence. Language, he concludes, is the child of the literary mind
More than cool reason : a field guide to poetic metaphor by George Lakoff( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear and simple as the truth : writing classic prose by Francis-Noël Thomas( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. In the first half of Clear and Simple, the authors introduce a range of styles - reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others - contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing. The second half of the book is a tour of examples - the exquisite and the execrable - showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichiro Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth
The way we think : conceptual blending and the mind's hidden complexities by Gilles Fauconnier( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until recently, cognitive science has focused on such mental functions as problem solving, grammar, and pattern recognition - the functions, in other words, in which the human mind most resembles a computer. But human beings are more than computers: We invent new meanings, make discoveries, have new ideas that never existed before, and use our powerful imaginations routinely in everyday life. Cognitive science, at last, is focusing on these mysterious, creative aspects of the mind." "A major statement by two of the world's leading cognitive scientists, The Way We Think is an analysis of the imaginative nature of the human mind. The research program of conceptual blending is already widely known; this book, written to be accessible to lay readers and students as well as interested scientists, is its definitive statement. Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner show that conceptual blending is at the root of the cognitively modern human mind - the mind that human beings have worked with since the Upper Paleolithic Age. Conceptual blends themselves are repeatedly blended and reblended by people and their cultures to create the rich fabric of the way we live. Learning and navigating these blends is the crucial mental activity of the developing child."--Jacket
The artful mind : cognitive science and the riddle of human creativity( Book )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All normal human beings alive in the last fifty thousand years appear to have possessed, in Mark Turner's phrase, "irrepressibly artful minds." Cognitively modern minds produced a staggering list of behavioral singularities--science, religion, mathematics, language, advanced tool use, decorative dress, dance, culture, art--that seems to indicate a mysterious and unexplained discontinuity between us and all other living things. This brute fact gives rise to some tantalizing questions: How did the artful mind emerge? What are the basic mental operations that make art possible for us now, and how do they operate? These are the questions that occupy the distinguished contributors to this volume, which emerged from a year-long Getty-funded research project hosted by the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. These scholars bring to bear a range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspectives on the relationship between art (broadly conceived), the mind, and the brain. Together they hope to provide directions for a new field of research that can play a significant role in answering the great riddle of human singularity
Death is the mother of beauty : mind, metaphor, criticism by Mark Turner( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading minds : the study of English in the age of cognitive science by Mark Turner( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive dimensions of social science by Mark Turner( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What will be the future of social science? Where exactly do we stand, and where do we go from here? What kinds of problems should we be addressing, with what kinds of approaches and arguments? Mark Turner offers an answer to these pressing questions: social science is headed toward convergence with cognitive science." "About fifty thousand years ago, human beings made a spectacular advance: they became cognitively modern. This development made possible the invention of the vast range of knowledge, practices, and institutions that social scientists try to explain. For Turner, the anchor of all social science - anthropology, political science, sociology, economics - must be the study of the cognitively modern human mind." "In this book, Turner moves the study of the extraordinary powers of the human mind to the center of social scientific research and analysis. Together, cognitive science and social science will give us a new and better approach to the study of what human beings are, what human beings do, what kind of mind they have, and how that mind developed over the history of the species."--Jacket
The origin of ideas : blending, creativity, and the human spark by Mark Turner( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes human beings so innovative, so adept at rapid, creative thinking? Where do new ideas come from, and once we have them, how can we carry them mentally into new situations? What allows our thinking to range easily over time, space, causation, and agency-so easily that we take this truly remarkable ability for granted? In The Origin of Ideas, Mark Turner offers a provocative new theory to answer these and many other questions. While other species do what we cannot-fly, run amazingly fast, see in the dark-only human beings can innovate so rapidly and widely. Turner argues that this distinctively human spark was an evolutionary advance that developed from a particular kind of mental operation, which he calls "blending": our ability to take two or more ideas and create a new idea in the "blend." Turner begins by looking at the "lionman," a 32,000-year-old ivory figurine, one of the earliest examples of blending. Here, the concepts "lion" and "man" are merged into a new figure, the "lionman." Turner argues that at some stage during the Paleolithic Age, humans reached a tipping point. Before that, we were a bunch of large, unimaginative mammals. After that, we were poised to take over the world. Once biological evolution hit upon making brains that could do advanced blending, we possessed the capacity to invent and maintain culture. Cultural innovation could then progress by leaps and bounds over biological evolution itself, leading to the highest forms of human cognition and creativity. For anyone interested in how and why our minds work the way they do, The Origin of Ideas offers a wealth of original insights-and is itself a brilliant example of the innovative thinking it describes
Figurative language and thought by Albert N Katz( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our understanding of the nature and processing of figurative language is central to issues in cognitive science, including the relationship of language and thought, how we process language, and how we comprehend abstract meaning. Points on these and related questions are raised and argued by experts in the area of figurative language
Looking after my environment by Neil Morris( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction for kids on how to care for their neighborhood to insure the environment is healthy for everyone. Includes activities for kids and notes for parents and teachers on the projects
Meaning, form, and body( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive Dimensions of Social Science : the Way We Think about Politics, Economics, Law, and Society by Mark Turner( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation
Shakespeare studies today( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human body by Caroline Harris( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the different organ systems of the human body, providing in-depth examinations of the brain, the senses, bones and muscles, the heart, and the digestive system
Je préserve l'eau by Neil Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laver l'auto au boyau d'arrosage requiert six fois plus d'eau que l'utilisation d'un seau. Ce livre renferme une foule de conseils pour aider les enfants à limiter leur consommation d'eau. [Résumé de l'éditeur]
Je recycle by Neil Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le recyclage d'une bouteille permet d'économiser assez d'énergie pour faire fonctionner un ordinateur durant 25 minutes. Ce livre explique tout sur le recyclage et invite les enfants à adopter une attitude responsable face à l'environnement. [Résumé de l'éditeur]
J'économise l'énergie by Neil Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une ampoule ordinaire consomme autant d'énergie que cinq ampoules à haute efficacité energétique. Avec ce livre, les enfants apprendront plusieurs trucs simples et efficaces pour les aider à économiser l'énergie à la maison et à l'école. [Résumé de l'éditeur]
Unholy orders by Mark Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review of offshore oil-spill prevention and remediation requirements and practices in Newfoundland and Labrador by Mark Turner( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.09 for Cognitive ... to 0.83 for Unholy ord ...)

The literary mind
Alternative Names
Turner, M. 1954-

Марк Тернер

터너, M. 1954-

터너, 마크 1954-

터너,막스 1954-

ターナー, マーク

Languages
English (227)

French (9)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
More than cool reason : a field guide to poetic metaphorClear and simple as the truth : writing classic proseThe way we think : conceptual blending and the mind's hidden complexitiesThe artful mind : cognitive science and the riddle of human creativityDeath is the mother of beauty : mind, metaphor, criticismReading minds : the study of English in the age of cognitive scienceCognitive dimensions of social scienceFigurative language and thought