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Palmer, Ada

Overview
Works: 12 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 1,758 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Oral histories  Folk music  Music  Song cycles  Musicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA6495, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Ada Palmer
Too like the lightning by Ada Palmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech ... And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life ..."--Jacket
Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance by Ada Palmer( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After its rediscovery in 1417, Lucretius’s Epicurean didactic poem De Rerum Natura threatened to supply radicals and atheists with the one weapon unbelief had lacked in the Middle Ages: good answers. Scholars could now challenge Christian patterns of thought by employing the theory of atomistic physics, a sophisticated system that explained natural phenomena without appeal to divine participation, and argued powerfully against the immortality of the soul, the afterlife, and a creator God. Ada Palmer explores how Renaissance readers, such as Machiavelli, Pomponio Leto, and Montaigne, actually ingested and disseminated Lucretius, and the ways in which this process of reading transformed modern thought. She uncovers humanist methods for reconciling Christian and pagan philosophy, and shows how ideas of emergent order and natural selection, so critical to our current thinking, became embedded in Europe’s intellectual landscape before the seventeenth century. This heterodoxy circulated in the premodern world, not on the conspicuous stage of heresy trials and public debates, but in the classrooms, libraries, studies, and bookshops where quiet scholars met the ideas that would soon transform the world. Renaissance readers—poets and philologists rather than scientists—were moved by their love of classical literature to rescue Lucretius and his atomism, thereby injecting his theories back into scientific discourse. Palmer employs a new quantitative method for analyzing marginalia in manuscripts and printed books, exposing how changes in scholarly reading practices over the course of the sixteenth century gradually expanded Europe’s receptivity to radical science, setting the stage for the scientific revolution
The recovery of ancient philosophy in the Renaissance : a brief guide by James Hankins( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven surrenders by Ada Palmer( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all. In which automation now provides for everybody's basic needs. In which nobody living can remember an actual war. In which it is illegal for three or more people to gather for the practice of religion--but ecumenical "sensayers" minister in private, one-on-one. In which gendered language is archaic, and to dress as strongly male or female is, if not exactly illegal, deeply taboo. In which nationality is a fading memory, and most people identify instead with their choice of the seven global Hives, distinguished from one another by their different approaches to the big questions of life. And it is a world in which, unknown to most, the entire social order is teetering on the edge of collapse. Because even in utopia, humans will conspire. And also because something new has arisen: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to conscious life"--
Too like the lightning by Ada Palmer( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mycroft Canner is a convict. For his crimes he is required, as is the custom of the 25th century, to wander the world being as useful as he can to all he meets. Carlyle Foster is a sensayer-a spiritual counselor in a world that has outlawed the public practice of religion, but which also knows that the inner lives of humans cannot be wished away. The world into which Mycroft and Carlyle have been born is as strange to our 21st-century eyes as ours would be to a native of the 1500s. It is a hard-won utopia built on technologically-generated abundance, and also on complex and mandatory systems of labeling all public writing and speech. What seem to us normal gender distinctions are now distinctly taboo in most social situations. And most of the world's population is affiliated with globe-girdling clans of the like-minded, whose endless economic and cultural competition is carefully managed by central planners of inestimable subtlety. To us it seems like a mad combination of heaven and hell. To them, it seems like normal life. And in this world, Mycroft and Carlyle have stumbled on the wild card that may destabilize the system: the boy Bridger, who can effortlessly make his wishes come true. Who can, it would seem, bring inanimate objects to life
Homer among the moderns : volumes from the Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WILL TO BATTLE by Ada Palmer( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in the Renaissance a Brief Guide by James Hankins( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundown : whispers of Ragnarok by Ada Palmer( Recording )

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

Music from a filk dramatic retelling of the legends of the Norse Gods in the form of an a cappella song cycle. Twelve songs narrate the history of the cosmos, according to Viking legend, from the creation of the Nine Worlds to Ragnarok and the new world beyond, focusing on the the death of Baldur, and the strife between Odin and his blood-brother Loki. The songs are based on medieval Icelandic sources, including the Eddas and Viking traditions, and combine a folk style with medieval modes, complex close harmony, and multiple sets of competing lyrics
Ada Palmer oral history interview : by Ada Palmer( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interview conducted with Ada Palmer concerning homesteading, teaching in Monticello, Utah, and the Midland Telephone Company
Terra Ignota by Ada Palmer( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Ada Palmer( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Discusses teaching public school, homesteading near Monticello, Utah, and community activities
 
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