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[Read] ➸ Figuring ➵ Maria Popova – Srl-ltd.co.uk Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuriesbeginning with the astronomer Read Figuring Maria Popova Srl ltdcouk Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuriesbeginning with the astronomer Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuriesbeginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary motion and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson who cataly

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Zed the environmental movement Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists writers and scientistsmostly women mostly ueerwhose public contribution haverisen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand experience and appreciate the universe Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily DickinsonEmanating from these lives are larger

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FiguringUestions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figuresRalph Waldo Emerson Charles Darwin Elizabeth Barrett Browning Herman Melville Frederick Douglass Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitmanand a tapestry of themes spanning music feminism the history of science the rise and decline of religion and how the intersection of astronomy poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement