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John Owens - Author

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One Summer Up North

One Summer Up North

Author: John Owens Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2020

A wordless picture-book journey through the Boundary Waters, canoeing and camping with a family as they encounter the northwoods wilderness in all its spectacular beauty It's a place of wordless wonder: the wilderness of the Boundary Waters on the Minnesota-Canada border. Travel its vast distances, canoe its streams and glacial lakes, take shelter from rain under a rocky outcropping (or in your tent), camp in its vaulting forests as stars embroider the darkening sky. Is this your first visit? Or is it already your favorite destination? Come along-join a family of three as their journey unfolds, picture by picture, marking the changing light as the day passes, the stillness before the gathering storm, the shining waters everywhere, rushing here, quietly pooling there, beckoning us ever onward into nature's infinite wildness one summer up north.

Pursuit

Pursuit

Author: John Owens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Rorty, Religion, and Metaphysics

Rorty, Religion, and Metaphysics

Author: John Owens Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Believing that humanity would be better off if it simply dropped its traditional religious and metaphysical beliefs, Richard Rorty proposes an alternative approach, drawn from the American pragmatist tradition, where things get their significance against a background of broad human interests, and knowledge is regarded as part of the active pursuit of a better world. Rorty, Religion, and Metaphysics argues that while Rorty's case is clearly and robustly made, it is fundamentally challenged by the phenomenon of human recognition, the relationship that arises between people when they talk to one another. While such recognition seems central to human life, John F. Owens demonstrates that in the end, it cannot be accommodated within Rorty's proposals, given that recognition precisely attributes to others a reality that exceeds the significance they acquire in relation to human interests. It follows that there is more to human interaction than can be explained by Rorty's pragmatism. Rorty pursues the clash between pragmatism and its traditional religious and metaphysical opposition with great flair, trying to persuade readers simply to walk away from the debate. Owens's analysis notes the striking irony whereby, against his own intentions, Rorty powerfully highlights the continuing interest and significance of the debate.

Fluorescence Detection of Inhibition in Anaerobic Digestion

Fluorescence Detection of Inhibition in Anaerobic Digestion

Author: John Owens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Fluorescence Detection of Inhibition in Anaerobic Digestion

Fluorescence Detection of Inhibition in Anaerobic Digestion

Author: John Owens Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Month of Sundays

Month of Sundays

Author: John Owens Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2016

John O'Driscoll is madly in love with Karen Black but is so mesmerised by her beauty that in her presence his brain refuses to function. He walks in fear of school governor Father Kennedy, a man with nasal hair so terrifying it gives grown men nightmares and sends small animals scurrying for cover. And all O'Driscoll's efforts to impress Karen seem to end in disaster and public humiliation at the hands of the cantankerous cleric. Will O'Driscoll stay out of the pub long enough to win Karen over? Will he stay out of Father Kennedy's reach for long enough to have his teaching contract renewed? Follow the adventures of our bumbling hero over a month of Sundays as he embarks on a shambolic quest to save his job and win the heart of the woman he loves.

Month of Sundays

Month of Sundays

Author: John Owens Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2016

John O'Driscoll is madly in love with Karen Black but is so mesmerised by her beauty that in her presence his brain refuses to function. He walks in fear of school governor Father Kennedy, a man with nasal hair so terrifying it gives grown men nightmares and sends small animals scurrying for cover. And all O'Driscoll's efforts to impress Karen seem to end in disaster and public humiliation at the hands of the cantankerous cleric. Will O'Driscoll stay out of the pub long enough to win Karen over? Will he stay out of Father Kennedy's reach for long enough to have his teaching contract renewed? Follow the adventures of our bumbling hero over a month of Sundays as he embarks on a shambolic quest to save his job and win the heart of the woman he loves.