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Fagan, Teresa Lavender

Works: 34 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 3,801 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Diaries  Church history  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: ZA4234.G64, 025.04
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Most widely held works by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Vegetables : a biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Michael Pollan to locavores, Whole Foods to farmer's markets, today cooks and foodies alike are paying more attention than ever before to the history of the food they bring into their kitchens, and especially to vegetables. Whether it is an heirloom tomato, curled cabbage, or succulent squash, from a farmer's market or a backyard plot, the humble vegetable offers more than just nutrition, it also represents a link with long tradition of farming and gardening, nurturing and breeding. In this book, those veggies finally get their due. In capsule biographies of eleven different vegetables such as artichokes, beans, chard, cabbage, cardoons, carrots, chili peppers, Jerusalem artichokes, peas, pumpkins, and tomatoes, the author explores the world of vegetables in all its facets, from science and agriculture to history, culture, and, of course, cooking. From the importance of peppers in early international trade to the most recent findings in genetics, from the cultural cachet of cabbage to Proust's devotion to beef-and-carrot stew, to the surprising array of vegetables that preceded the pumpkin as the avatar of All Hallow's Eve, the author takes readers on a tour of the stories behind our daily repasts
Islam and the West : a conversation with Jacques Derrida by Jacques Derrida( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Cherif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange testifies to the magnitude of the subject at hand: the increasingly distressed relationship between Islam and the West, and the questions of freedom, justice, and democracy that surround it." "As Cherif relates in this account of their dialogue, the topic of Islam held special resonance for Derrida - perhaps it is to be expected that near the end of his life his thoughts would return to Algeria, the country where he was born in 1930. Indeed, these roots served as the impetus for their conversation, which first centers on the ways in which Derrida's Algerian-Jewish identity has shaped his thinking. From there, the two men move to broader questions of secularism and democracy; to politics and religion and how the former manipulates the latter; and to the parallels between xenophobia in the West and fanaticism among Islamists." "Ultimately, the discussion is an attempt to tear down the notion that Islam and the West are two civilizations locked in a bitter struggle for supremacy and to reconsider them as the two shores of the Mediterranean - two halves of the same geographical, religious, and cultural sphere. Islam and the West is a crucial opportunity to further our understanding of Derrida's views on the key political and religious divisions of our time an often moving testament to the power of friendship and solidarity to surmount them."--BOOK JACKET
An ecology of happiness by Eric F Lambin( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know that our gas-guzzling cars are warming the planet, the pesticides and fertilizers from farms are turning rivers toxic, and the earth has run out of space for the mountains of unrecycled waste our daily consumption has left in its wake. We've heard copious accounts of our impact-as humans, as a society-on the natural world. But this is not a one-sided relationship. Lost in these dire and scolding accounts has been the impact on us and our well-being. You sense it while walking on a sandy beach, or in a wild, woody forest, or when you catch sight of wildlife, or even while gardening in your backyard. Could it be that the natural environment is an essential part of our happiness? Yes, says Eric Lambin emphatically in An Ecology of Happiness. Using a very different strategy in addressing environmental concerns, he asks us to consider that there may be no better reason to value and protect the health of the planet than for our own personal well-being. In this clever and wide-ranging work, Lambin draws on new scientific evidence in the fields of geography, political ecology, environmental psychology, urban studies, and disease ecology, among others, to answer such questions as: To what extent do we need nature for our well-being? How does environmental degradation affect our happiness? What can be done to protect the environment and increase our well-being at the same time? Drawing on case studies from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, Lambin makes a persuasive case for the strong link between healthy ecosystems and happy humans. Unique in its scope and evenhanded synthesis of research from many fields, An Ecology of Happiness offers a compelling human-centered argument that is impossible to overlook when we marvel at murmurations of starlings or seek out the most brilliant fall foliage: nature makes our steps a little lighter and our eyes a little brighter. What better reason to protect an ecosystem or save a species than for our own pleasure? --Book jacket
Looking inside the brain : the power of neuroimaging by D Le Bihan( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary particles -- The magnetic brain -- Seeing the brain think -- The magnetic brain in action -- The brain probed through water molecules -- Water : molecule of the mind? -- The crystal brain
Slavery, the state, and Islam by Mohammed Ennaji( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incidents by Roland Barthes( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, just after having written skeptically on the question of whether a journal was worth keeping "with a view to publication," Roland Barthes began to keep--apparently with a view to publication--an intimate journal called "Soirées de Paris." The doubts he had entertained about the authenticity of the journal form now gave way to the necessity of, finally, giving direct notation to his gay desire in its various states of excitation, panic, and despair. Together with three other uncollected texts by Barthes, including an earlier journal he kept in Morocco, this remarkable document was published in France after its author's death under the title Incidents. Richard Howard's translation now makes the volume available to readers of English."--Jacket
Little grey lies by Hdi Kaddour( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London between the wars was a place of anxiety and uncertainty. After the postwar boom of the 1920s, the aftereffects of the stock market crash hit London and, even as the fortunes of the aristocracy went into decline, there was hunger and a rising tide of virulent fascism. It is in this setting that Max, a French journalist looking for his next story, and Lena, an American singer, find themselves in Hedi Kaddour's Little Grey Lies. Once lovers, but now friends, Max and Lena travel with Lena's new man, Thibault, and with Max's barely masked jealousy. Then they meet the striking Colonel Strether, the epitome of military decorum and bearing. An aging war hero, Strether seems to Max to be his best chance at a story, but as the two men talk, it seems Stether may not be who he says he is and the old soldier's past begins to trouble Max and Lena as they crash forward through memories and truths not theirs
Literary miniatures by Florence Noiville( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Dreams by Diane Meur( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paris, Montreal, Seville, Berlin, and towns large and small, Diane Meur has dreamt - and she has remembered her dreams. In this volume the author shares her dreams of the years 2008-2010, a time of global upheaval that happened to coincide with upheavals in her own life
House of shadows by Diane Meur( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Galicie, terre rattachée à l'Empire habsbourgeois depuis le partage de la Pologne, l'obscure famille Zemka reconquiert le domaine fondé par leur ancêtre et s'engage fiévreusement dans la lutte d'indépendance polonaise. Pour retracer l'ascension et la décadence de cette famille, c'est la maison épiant ses habitants qui raconte, des révolutions de 1848 jusqu'au seuil de XXe siècle
Attachment by Florence Noiville( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Anna discovers a long letter that her mother Marie wrote, Marie has been dead for some time, and Anna is shocked to learn that her mother disappeared with a secret. The letter is addressed to Marie's first great love, a much older teacher who she describes as a great dinosaur. In this gripping novel by Florence Noiville, we follow Anna as she tries to unravel the mystery of her mother's past. She takes her questions to her family and to her mother's friends: Did Marie send the letter? Was it received? Who was this man? Is he still alive? In a desperate search, she tries to piece together the clues. Attachment explores love and its obsession, observing both mother and daughter under its magnifying glass. Readers ultimately find Anna and Marie both seeking answers to the same question: What is there inside us that makes us become so attached to someone we never should have approached? The novel also questions the connection between love and writing, the tales that love inspires and the way in which we construct and own the story of our lives."--Book jacket
Satan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval west by Alain Boureau( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the end of the thirteenth century, theologians had little interest in demons, but with Thomas Aquinas and his formidable "Treatise on Evil" in 1272, everything changed. In Satan the Heretic, Alain Boureau trains his skeptical eye not on Satan or Satanism, but on the birth of demonology and the sudden belief in the power of demons who inhabited Satan's Court, setting out to understand not why people believed in demons, but why theologians - especially Pope John XXII - became so interested in the subject"--Page [4] of cover
Ancestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece by Jean Bottro( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this introduction to the ancient world, three leading French historians explore the emergence of rationality and writing: how it developed and how it is remarkably similar to our own tradition. We learn that the supposed twin pillars of Western civilization, Greece and the Bible, were hardly freestanding: they elaborated logical and religious structures that had developed much earlier in Mesopotamia. At the same time Ancestor of the West reminds us that these cultures were precursors of our own precisely because they possessed an intelligence that we still recognize. The ancients, even in their earliest writings, thought like us."--Jacket
Ghosts in the Middle Ages : the living and the dead in Medieval society by Jean-Claude Schmitt( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using many different medieval texts, Schmitt examines medieval religious culture and the significance of the widespread belief in ghosts, asking who returned, to whom, from where, in what form, and why. Through this vivid study, we can see the ways in which the dead and the living related to each other. Schmitt focuses on everyday ghosts - recently departed ordinary people who were a part of the complex social world of the living
Google and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from Europe by Jean Nol Jeanneney( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betoog waarin gesteld wordt dat de digitalisering van bibliotheekboeken door Google zal leiden tot een gigantische vergroting van de Amerikaanse culturele dominantie. Tevens wordt een alternatief beschreven dat wel ruimte biedt aan alle culturen
The Byzantines( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white planet : the evolution and future of our frozen world by Jean Jouzel( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monografie over de effecten van klimaatveranderingen en het broeikaseffect op de Poolgebieden en andere gebieden met ijs
Religion in ancient Mesopotamia by Jean Bottro( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the world's foremost experts on Assyriology, Jean Bottero has studied the religion of ancient Mesopotamia throughout a distinguished career that spans more than half a century. Building on these many years of research, Bottero here presents the definitive account of one of the world's oldest known religions." "Bottero begins with brief but thorough introductions to the history of religion, Mesopotamian history, and the available source materials. He then draws on documentary and artistic evidence of hymns, prayers, magical incantations, and rituals, as well as personal letters, to show how ancient Mesopotamian religion was practiced both in the public and private spheres, and how it developed over the three millennia of its active existence. Finally, he traces the many influences that Mesopotamian religion had on Western civilization, including the Hebrew Bible, showing how much like us the Mesopotamians were in intellect, emotion, and deeds."--Jacket
The oldest cuisine in the world : cooking in Mesopotamia by Jean Bottro( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this intriguing blend of the commonplace and the ancient, Jean Bottero presents the first extensive look at the delectable secrets of Mesopotamia. Bottero's broad perspective takes us inside the religious rites, everyday rituals, attitudes and taboos, and even the detailed preparation techniques involving food and drink in Mesopotamian high culture during the second and third millenniums BCE, as the Mesopotamians recorded them." "Offering everything from translated recipes for pigeon and gazelle stews, the contents of medicinal teas and broths, and the origins of ingredients native to the region, this book reveals the cuisine of one of history's most fascinating societies. As Bottero concludes, although the ingredients may have differed, food was prepared in a manner astoundingly similar to how we do it today. Such links to the modern world, along with incredible recreations of a rich, ancient culture through its cuisine, make Bottero's guide an entertaining and mesmerizing read."--Jacket
Looking Inside the Brain by Teresa Lavender Fagan( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vegetables : a biography
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Islam and the West : a conversation with Jacques DerridaIncidentsSatan the heretic : the birth of demonology in medieval westAncestor of the West : writing, reasoning, and religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and GreeceGhosts in the Middle Ages : the living and the dead in Medieval societyGoogle and the myth of universal knowledge : a view from EuropeThe ByzantinesReligion in ancient MesopotamiaThe oldest cuisine in the world : cooking in Mesopotamia