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No Ordinary Mike

No Ordinary Mike Author Eric Damer
ISBN-10 1553800141
Release 2004
Pages 264
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The extraordinary story of Michael Smith, a man who rose from humble beginnings in Blackpool, England, to become a revolutionary gene researcher, philanthropist and Nobel Prize winner. A professor at the University of British Columbia, Smith dedicated his talent and energy to science research, and later launched the university's internationally regarded Biotechnology Laboratory. The authors present not only the career and science of a great Canadian scientist, but also the politics and personalities of university research.



Nobel Prizes that Changed Medicine

Nobel Prizes that Changed Medicine Author Gilbert Thompson
ISBN-10 9781848168275
Release 2012
Pages 373
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This book brings together in one volume fifteen Nobel Prize-winning discoveries that have had the greatest impact upon medical science and the practice of medicine during the 20th century and up to the present time. Its overall aim is to enlighten, entertain and stimulate. This is especially so for those who are involved in or contemplating a career in medical research. Anyone interested in the particulars of a specific award or Laureate can obtain detailed information on the topic by accessing the Nobel Foundation''s website. In contrast, this book aims to provide a less formal and more personal view of the science and scientists involved, by having prominent academics write a chapter each about a Nobel Prize-winning discovery in their own areas of interest and expertise.



New Dictionary of Scientific Biography

New Dictionary of Scientific Biography Author Noretta Koertge
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018868007
Release 2008
Pages 7
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Also available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the title Complete dictionary of scientific biography.



Quill Quire

Quill   Quire Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556035652460
Release 2004-02
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Quill Quire has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Quill Quire also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Quill Quire book for free.



Stranger in a Strange Land

Stranger in a Strange Land Author Robert Anson Heinlein
ISBN-10 9780143111627
Release 2016
Pages 498
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Penguin Galaxy Six of our greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, in dazzling collector-worthy hardcover editions, and featuring a series introduction by #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, Penguin Galaxy represents a constellation of achievement in visionary fiction, lighting the way toward our knowledge of the universe, and of ourselves. From historical legends to mythic futures, monuments of world-building to mind-bending dystopias, these touchstones of human invention and storytelling ingenuity have transported millions of readers to distant realms, and will continue for generations to chart the frontiers of the imagination. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Dune by Frank Herbert 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K.



Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062097749
Release 2005
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



My Body Is Yours

My Body Is Yours Author Michael V. Smith
ISBN-10 9781551525785
Release 2015-04-20
Pages 240
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Lambda Literary Award finalist Michael V. Smith is a multi-talented force of nature: a novelist, poet, improv comic, filmmaker, drag queen, performance artist, and occasional clown. In this, his first work of nonfiction, Michael traces his early years as an inadequate male—a fey kid growing up in a small town amid a blue-collar family; a sissy; an insecure teenager desperate to disappear; and an obsessive writer-performer, drawn to compulsions of alcohol, sex, reading, spending, work, and art as many means to cope and heal. Drawing on his work as an artist whose work focuses on our preconceived notions about the body, this disarming and intriguing memoir questions what it means to be human. Michael asks: How can we know what a man is? How might understanding gender as metaphor be a tool for a deeper understanding of identity? In coming to terms with his past failures at masculinity, Michael offers a new way of thinking about breaking out of gender norms, and breaking free of a hurtful past. Michael V. Smith won the inaugural Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBT Writers from the Writers Trust of Canada for his first novel, Cumberland. He's since published two poetry books and a second novel, Progress. He teaches creative writing in the faculty of creative and critical studies at University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus.



Sing Unburied Sing

Sing  Unburied  Sing Author Jesmyn Ward
ISBN-10 9781501126062
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 304
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"A searing and profound Southern odyssey through Mississippi's past and present"--



Economics

Economics Author Paul Krugman
ISBN-10 9780716771586
Release 2009-02-28
Pages 1200
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Offering an accessible and thorough introduction to economics, this text offers real-world examples to bring theory to life. Students and lecturers will benefit from the vast array of supplements, including a companion website with extra material and resources



Rationality in Economics

Rationality in Economics Author Vernon L. Smith
ISBN-10 9781139466462
Release 2007-11-05
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The principal findings of experimental economics are that impersonal exchange in markets converges in repeated interaction to the equilibrium states implied by economic theory, under information conditions far weaker than specified in the theory. In personal, social, and economic exchange, as studied in two-person games, cooperation exceeds the prediction of traditional game theory. This book relates these two findings to field studies and applications and integrates them with the main themes of the Scottish Enlightenment and with the thoughts of F. A. Hayek: through emergent socio-economic institutions and cultural norms, people achieve ends that are unintended and poorly understood. In cultural changes, the role of constructivism, or reason, is to provide variation, and the role of ecological processes is to select the norms and institutions that serve the fitness needs of societies.



Ordinary Light

Ordinary Light Author Tracy K. Smith
ISBN-10 9780307962676
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 368
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From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children, Tracy K. Smith was raised with limitless affection and a firm belief in God by a stay-at-home mother and an engineer father. But just as Tracy is about to leave home for college, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, a condition she accepts as part of God’s plan. Ordinary Light is the story of a young woman struggling to fashion her own understanding of belief, loss, history, and what it means to be black in America. In lucid, clear prose, Smith interrogates her childhood in suburban California, her first collision with independence at Harvard, and her Alabama-born parents’ recollections of their own youth in the Civil Rights era. These dizzying juxtapositions—of her family’s past, her own comfortable present, and the promise of her future—will in due course compel Tracy to act on her passions for love and “ecstatic possibility,” and her desire to become a writer. Shot through with exquisite lyricism, wry humor, and an acute awareness of the beauty of everyday life, Ordinary Light is a gorgeous kaleidoscope of self and family, one that skillfully combines a child’s and teenager’s perceptions with adult retrospection. Here is a universal story of being and becoming, a classic portrait of the ways we find and lose ourselves amid the places we call home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide



Liturgy of the Ordinary

Liturgy of the Ordinary Author Tish Harrison Warren
ISBN-10 9780830892204
Release 2016-12-02
Pages 184
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In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something—making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys—that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.



The Ig Nobel Prizes

The Ig Nobel Prizes Author Marc Abrahams
ISBN-10 0452285739
Release 2004
Pages 240
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A tribute to a range of tongue-in-cheek contributions to the scientific community honors a professor who theorized that toast always falls butter-side down, a southern Baptist church that identified the number of Alabama residents going to hell, and the Australian who successfully patented the wheel. Reprint.



Life on Mars

Life on Mars Author Tracy K. Smith
ISBN-10 9781555976590
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 88
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize * A New York Times Notable Book of 2011 and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * * A New Yorker, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * New poetry by the award-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, whose "lyric brilliance and political impulses never falter" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) You lie there kicking like a baby, waiting for God himself To lift you past the rungs of your crib. What Would your life say if it could talk? —from "No Fly Zone" With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence. In these brilliant new poems, Tracy K. Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like "love" and "illness" now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence. These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, where celebrities and pop stars walk among us, and where the poet herself loses her father, one of the engineers who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. With this remarkable third collection, Smith establishes herself among the best poets of her generation.



On Cassette

On Cassette Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010366261
Release 1990
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On Cassette has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from On Cassette also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full On Cassette book for free.



The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Author Michael Lewis
ISBN-10 9780393254600
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 320
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“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.



Pretentiousness

Pretentiousness Author Dan Fox
ISBN-10 9781566894289
Release 2016-04-05
Pages 144
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Pretentiousness is the engine oil of culture; the essential lubricant in the development of all arts, high, low, or middle.