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Neuropolis A Brain Science Survival Guide

Neuropolis  A Brain Science Survival Guide Author Robert Newman
ISBN-10 9780008228699
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 256
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Are we our brains? How can you map the mind? Can brain scans read our minds? Based on Rob Newman’s live stand-up show and new BBC Radio 4 series, his thought-provoking new book explores the scientific breakthroughs that have turned received ideas of brain science upside down.



Survival Guide for Scientists

Survival Guide for Scientists Author Ad Lagendijk
ISBN-10 9789053565124
Release 2008-01
Pages 260
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During the course of Dutch physicist and Spinoza Prize–winner Ad Lagendijk’s long and influential career, he has published more than 300 articles, supervised over thirty doctoral dissertations, and given countless presentations and conference addresses. Over the years, his incisive consultations, tips, and rules for scientific study have proven themselves so beneficial to the emerging young scientists under his watch that he has been inundated with requests for a written version. Aimed primarily at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in the natural sciences, Survival Guide for Scientists presents Lagendijk’s practical how-to advice on essential topics such as the foundations for writing scientific texts, presenting data and research information, and writing and reading collegial e-mails. Each section is organized by a collection of short rules, outlined and numbered in a logical order as self-explanatory pieces of information—allowing the reader the freedom to study any number of them in any desired order. These concrete guidelines are all supplemented by an extensive index that forms a reference text of its own, with easy navigation—securing a place for the Survival Guide for Scientists on the shelves of scientific scholars and students alike.



The Encyclopaedia of Evolution

The Encyclopaedia of Evolution Author Robert Newman
ISBN-10 9781910449615
Release 2015-10-16
Pages 240
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In this witty, fact-packed A-Z, Newman takes the reader on a whirlwind tour from caring, sharing vampire bats to intelligent slime-mould; from pacifist baboons to Richard Dawkins wrestling naked with his postman; from the invisibility cloak of the Hawaiian bobtail squid to Francis ‘DNA’ Crick’s belief that life on earth began with alien spaceships. The only comedian ever credited in a paper published in the science journal Nature, Newman explores how stunning scientific breakthroughs have turned received ideas of evolution upsidedown. Now a BBC Radio 4 comedy series, the Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution is based on the stand up show Robert Newman’s New Theory of Evolution.



The Fountain at the Center of the World

The Fountain at the Center of the World Author Robert Newman
ISBN-10 1932360115
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 320
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Chano Salgado, a reclusive young widower turned fugitive for destroying pipelines that were draining the local groundwater, while London PR expert Evan Hatch, dying from leukemia, searches for his long-lost brother--and potential bone-marrow donor--in Mexico, and Salgado's young son, given up for adoption, embarks on a search to find his father. Original. 30,000 first printing.



Manners

Manners Author Robert Newman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047458396
Release 1998
Pages 302
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Manners has been suspended from duty for the murder of a local hood. He breaks down and starts wandering the streets in uniform. Tapping local calls, he hears a murder being plotted, what he doesn't realise is that it is his own.



The Ten Types of Human

The Ten Types of Human Author Dexter Dias
ISBN-10 9781473519374
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 848
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‘This book is the one. Think Sapiens and triple it.’ – Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected We all have ten types of human in our head. They’re the people we become when we face life’s most difficult decisions. We want to believe there are things we would always do – or things we never would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? The Ten Types of Human is a pioneering examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, uncovering the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. From courtrooms to civil wars, from Columbus to child soldiers, Dexter Dias takes us on a globe-spanning journey in search of answers, touching on the lives of some truly exceptional people. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is a provocative map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are – and who we can be. ‘I emerged from this book feeling better about almost everything... a mosaic of faces building into this extraordinary portrait of our species.’ – Guardian ‘The Ten Types of Human is a fantastic piece of non-fiction, mixing astonishing real-life cases with the latest scientific research to provide a guide to who we really are. It’s inspiring and essential.’ – Charles Duhigg ‘Uplifting and indispensable.’ – Howard Cunnell What readers are saying about 'the most important book in years': ‘utterly compelling...this one comes with a warning – only pick it up if you can risk not putting it down’ – Wendy Heydorn on Amazon, 5 stars ‘one of the most remarkable books I've read... I can genuinely say that it has changed the way I view the world’ – David Jones on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the human condition... a thrilling and beautifully crafted book’ – Wasim on Amazon, 5 stars ‘This is the most important book I have read in years’ – Natasha Geary on Amazon, 5 stars ‘an important and fascinating read... It will keep you glued to the page’ – Hilary Burrage on Amazon, 5 stars ‘a journey that I will never forget, will always be grateful for, and I hope will help me question who I am... a work of genius’ – Louise on Amazon, 5 stars ‘This is a magnificent book that will capture the interest of every type of reader... one of those rare and special books that demand rereading’ – Amelia on Amazon, 5 stars ‘I simply couldn’t put it down... one of the most significant books of our time’ – Jocelyne Quennell on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Read The Ten Types of Human and be prepared to fall in love’ – Helen Fospero on Amazon, 5 stars



The Trade Secret

The Trade Secret Author Robert Newman
ISBN-10 1908885904
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 350
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A swashbuckling, rolicking tale of espionage, intrigue, and adventure, that also smartly investigates the pervasive forces of corporations and capitalism Elizabethean England is a Golden Age of trade and art; merchants and poets from across the world pack London's streets. There's a new commodity people need--oil. And young Nat Bramble knows just where to get it. Nat and Darius Nouredini, a poet in a wrestler's body, set off in search of the secret oil well under the abandoned Temple of Mithras in Persia. But their venture lights a trail of fire which will follow Nat all the way back to England, where he becomes caught in the crossfire of a war between the crown and the first corporations of London.



The Book of Forgotten Authors

The Book of Forgotten Authors Author Christopher Fowler
ISBN-10 9781786484918
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 400
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'Joyous . . . fascinating' Cathy Rentzenbrink 'I love it! A real gem' Joanne Harris 'The perfect gift for a book-obsessed friend or if you simply want to uncover a hidden gem' Stylist, 50 unmissable books for autumn 2017 Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead. So begins Christopher Fowler's foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves. Whether male or female, domestic or international, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten. And Fowler, as well as remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they often stopped writing or disappeared from the public eye. These 99 journeys are punctuated by 12 short essays about faded once-favourites: including the now-vanished novels Walt Disney brought to the screen, the contemporary rivals of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who did not stand the test of time, and the women who introduced us to psychological suspense many decades before it conquered the world. This is a book about books and their authors. It is for book lovers, and is written by one who could not be a more enthusiastic, enlightening and entertaining guide.



How Freakin Zeitgeist Are You

How Freakin    Zeitgeist Are You Author Murray Lachlan Young
ISBN-10 9781783523542
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 320
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How Freakin’ Zeitgeist Are You? is the definitive collection of Murray Lachlan Young’s poems from 1994 to the present day. It tracks his career as a writer and performer, from his arrival as a wide-eyed, twenty-something in London, through his sideways look in and around the music, fashion and film businesses, as well as a few observational works from what he now refers to as his ‘Cornwall years’. From his humorous and witty take on social phenomena to dark commentary on today’s society, Murray covers a wide range of topics from the weather, hair and machines to the UK festival culture, sex, men’s issues, pop music and God. The book also contains sixteen of his original illustrations and several of the sketch poems he was commissioned to write through his hugely popular slots as poet-in-residence on BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio 4’s Saturday Live. Anyone who has watched or listened to Murray perform will recognise the range of his work, from whimsical comedy and several darker pieces through satire into cosmology, theology and metaphysics. Though primarily written for the ear, with a radio listener in mind, his incurable addiction to rhyme is evident from the first page and the whole collection is designed to be read out loud and shared with friends. So open it up, find the beat and enter the strange and marvellous world of Murray Lachlan Young.



Angels and Others

Angels and Others Author Mike Ripley
ISBN-10 184583920X
Release 2015-07-03
Pages 286
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Angels and Others is the comprehensive, first ever collection of short stories by acclaimed British crime writer Mike Ripley, and comes complete with a specially-written author's introduction. Thirteen stories are featured, six of which involve Ripley's most famous creation, streetwise chancer Fitzroy Maclean Angel. And one of these Angel stories, 'Ealing Comedy', is exclusive to this collection - Ripley's first new short story of any kind to appear in print for over 15 years! As an added bonus, the book features the previously unpublished full script for an unmade TV movie adaptation of the novel Angels in Arms - a hilarious comic crime caper in which Angel attempts to free an old friend from the clutches of a gang of would-be drug dealers. 'Ripley produces funny lines as often as most people breathe.' - The Times.



The Rise of the Outsiders

The Rise of the Outsiders Author Steve Richards
ISBN-10 9781786491435
Release 2017-06-15
Pages 288
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Intelligent, nuanced and wide-ranging, this is the essential handbook for understanding the chaotic political times in which we live. Politics in the West has become unpredictable and tumultuous. In recent years, voters have deserted the political centre like never before. Whether it's Trump, Brexit, Le Pen, Tsipras, or even Corbyn, why have outsiders and populists flourished on far left and far right? Why is the political landscape shifting so rapidly? In this landmark book, celebrated political commentator Steve Richards provides a clear and penetrating analysis of the biggest political story of the past fifty years. He argues that despite charismatic outsiders dominating the headlines, the real answers lie in the failure of the mainstream to evolve in a world still suffering the fallout of the financial crash in 2008. Exploring factors from globalization and a changing media to rising immigration and stagnant wages, he reveals just why confidence in conventional politics is at an all-time low - and why many voters (wrongly) see mainstream politicians as self-interested and aloof. And what of the outsiders themselves? Analysing their record so far, Richards argues that the reasons for their success also sow the seeds of their eventual demise. If they do gain power, they inevitably become insiders themselves - and fail to live up to their outlandish promises. But with the world increasingly unstable in the meantime, Richards warns that there is an urgent need for conventional politicians to reconnect with voters and for the electorate to engage with the constraints on elected politicians. Intelligent, nuanced and wide-ranging, this is the essential handbook for understanding the chaotic political times in which we live.



The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes Author Lawrence Block
ISBN-10 1783297506
Release 2015
Pages 240
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Working undercover for the police as a hit man, private investigator Doak Miller falls under his supect's spell and joins in her plot to kill her husband.



Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia Author Christopher Fowler
ISBN-10 9781849977791
Release 2014-10-09
Pages 320
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“It’s a strange thing, nyctophobia. You’re not born with it. It can start at any time. It comes and goes, and it’s one of the only phobias you can transmit to other people.” Newly-married architect Callie and her wealthy husband Mateo move to Hyperion House, a grand old home in southern Spain. It’s an eccentric place built in front of a cliff: serene and beautiful, but eerily symmetrical, and cunningly styled so that half the house is flooded with light, and half – locked up and neglected – is shrouded in darkness. Unemployed and feeling isolated in a foreign country, Callie determines to research the history of the curious building. But the past is sometimes best left alone. Uncovering the folklore of the house’s strange history, Callie is drawn into darkness and delusion. As a teenager Callie was afraid of the dark, and now with her adolescent nyctophobia returning she becomes convinced there’s someone in the darkened rooms. Somewhere in the darkness lies the truth about Hyperion House. But some doors should never be opened.



Dependence Day

Dependence Day Author Robert Newman
ISBN-10 0099482312
Release 1995
Pages 223
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Dependence Day has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dependence Day also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dependence Day book for free.



Deviate

Deviate Author Beau Lotto
ISBN-10 9780316300179
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 352
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Beau Lotto, the world-renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and two-time TED speaker, takes us on a tour of how we perceive the world, and how disrupting it leads us to create and innovate. Perception is the foundation of human experience, but few of us understand why we see what we do, much less how. By revealing the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, Beau Lotto shows that the next big innovation is not a new technology: it is a new way of seeing. In his first major book, Lotto draws on over two decades of pioneering research to explain that our brain didn't evolve to see the world accurately. It can't! Visually stunning, with entertaining illustrations and optical illusions throughout, and with clear and comprehensive explanations of the science behind how our perceptions operate, Deviate will revolutionize the way you see yourself, others and the world. With this new understanding of how the brain functions, Deviate is not just an illuminating account of the neuroscience of thought, behavior, and creativity: it is a call to action, enlisting readers in their own journey of self-discovery.



Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Author Philip Norman
ISBN-10 9780316327992
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 864
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The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman. Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost biographer, with McCartney's consent and access to family members and close friends who have never spoken on the record before. PAUL McCARTNEY reveals the complex character behind the façade and sheds new light on his childhood--blighted by his mother's death but redeemed by the father who introduced him to music. This is the first definitive account of Paul's often troubled partnership with John Lennon, his personal trauma after the Beatles' breakup, and his subsequent struggle to get back to the top with Wings--which nearly got him murdered in Africa and brought him nine days in a Tokyo jail. Readers will learn about his marriage to Linda, including their much-criticized musical collaboration, and a moving account of her death. Packed with new information and critical insights, PAUL MCCARTNEY will be the definitive biography of a musical legend.



Simulation and Modeling Methodologies Technologies and Applications

Simulation and Modeling Methodologies  Technologies and Applications Author Mohammad S. Obaidat
ISBN-10 9783319114576
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 272
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This book includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2013) which was co-organized by the Reykjavik University (RU) and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). SIMULTECH 2013 was held in cooperation with the ACM SIGSIM - Special Interest Group (SIG) on SImulation and Modeling (SIM), Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS) and AIS Special Interest Group on Modeling and Simulation (AIS SIGMAS) and technically co-sponsored by the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), Liophant Simulation, Simulation Team and International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). This proceedings brings together researchers, engineers, applied mathematicians and practitioners working in the advances and applications in the field of system simulation.