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The Brain

The Brain Author Ammar Al-Chalabi
ISBN-10 9781780740539
Release 2008-02-01
Pages 272
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It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t. Commencing with a brief history of neuroscience, from the ancient practice of drilling holes in the head to relieve headaches to the latest results from MRI and CT scans, this accessible guide sets out to explore exactly what we do know about the brain. Including the most up-to-date research on the cerebral processes behind a wide array of human activity – from our capacity for language to how we remember – this lively and entertaining introduction assumes no previous scientific knowledge and offers a tantalizing glimpse into man’s most complex organ. Ammar Al-Chalabi is Honourary Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital, and a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. R. Shane Delamont is a Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital, and Martin Turner is Wellcome Fellow in Neurology at The Institute of Psychiatry. All three have extensive experience of teaching the key principles of neuroscience, and between them their specialist fields of expertise cover all of the main areas of contemporary brain research.



Genetics

Genetics Author Burton Guttman
ISBN-10 9781448818631
Release 2011-01
Pages 309
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Details the history of the study of genetics, from Mendel's discoveries to the decoding of the human genome, and explains the fundamentals of genetics, the function of genes, and DNA manipulation.



Psychology

Psychology Author G. Neil Martin
ISBN-10 9781780740461
Release 2008-08-07
Pages 256
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Why are we fascinated with celebrity? Why are we attracted to the wrong people? What does ‘passive aggressive’ really mean? Can astrology really be a good indicator of personality? Sex, envy, survival, joy – Martin gets to the very heart of what it is to be human. A broad yet concise book – and so timely: psychology has never been more popular. From TV experts to the amateur musings of your best friend, the language of psychology has permeated all aspects of everyday modern life. Informed by cutting-edge research, and from one of the world’s leading psychologists, this is the most engaging non-fiction book you’ll read all year. Dr G Neil Martin is Principal Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University U.K.



Philosophy

Philosophy Author Peter Cave
ISBN-10 9781780741161
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 240
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Philosophy, the “love of wisdom”, is the product of our endless fascination and curiosity about the world – the child of wonder. Through it, we seek to answer the most fundamental of questions: How do we know what we know? Does God exist? What is beauty? How should we live our lives? Who am I? In this exhilarating tour, Peter Cave navigates all the main topics in the subject with verve and clarity, from political philosophy to existentialism. Using witty and whimsical examples, including stoical sofas and Reg, the “regular” human, who just happens to carry his brain in a rucksack, Cave provides a welcome antidote to the dry textbook and underscores philosophy’s enduring relevance today. Interspersed with helpful textboxes and mini biographies of the key thinkers, there is no better introduction for the aspiring sage.



Reductionism

Reductionism Author Alastair Rae
ISBN-10 9781780742557
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 192
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Ever since the ancient Greeks conceived of the atom, humans have sought the smallest ingredients of our existence. In the past century, the use of reductionism to understand behavior has gained steam as the quantum universe and the workings of the human mind have been uncovered; still there are those who say that reductionists are oversimplifying our world. Here, acclaimed physicist Alastair Rae spells out how the powerful tool of reductionism works, from the level of subatomic particles, up through molecular chemistry, and beyond to our neural networks. How does physics explain consciousness? Can quantum mechanics be applied to the brain or mind? Rae’s exploration is an indispensable guide to one of the most fundamental ideas of science and the perfect companion for anyone considering how scientific findings reach into human life.



Epistemology

Epistemology Author Robert M. Martin
ISBN-10 9781780741543
Release 2014-07-01
Pages 192
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Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge. Without knowledge, scientific enquiry is meaningless and we can’t analyse the world around us. But what exactly is it and how do we obtain it? Presuming no prior experience of philosophy, this book covers everything in the topic from scepticism and induction to Kant’s transcendentalism.



The History of Medicine

The History of Medicine Author Mark Jackson
ISBN-10 9781780745275
Release 2014-07-03
Pages 232
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In a world burdened by chronic conditions and mutating viruses, with a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the 21st century’s hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores Indian and Chinese traditions, as well as the origins of today’s so-called alternative therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.



Jazz

Jazz Author Stuart Nicholson
ISBN-10 9781780749990
Release 2017-02-02
Pages 288
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This definitive guide includes a unique chapter-by-chapter playlist for the reader. Jazz: A Beginner’s Guide is a lively and highly accessible introduction to a global musical phenomenon. Award-winning music journalist and author Stuart Nicholson takes the reader on an entertaining journey from jazz's early stirrings in America’s south through to the present day, when almost every country in the world has its own vibrant jazz scene. En route we meet a host of jazz heroes past and present, from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Miles Davis, to Keith Jarrett and Kamasi Washington. Each chapter is accompanied by a playlist designed to provide a stimulating and enjoyable entry point to what has been described as the most exciting art form of all.



Beginner s Guide to Traditional Archery

Beginner s Guide to Traditional Archery Author Brian J. Sorrells
ISBN-10 0811731332
Release 2004
Pages 106
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Author Brian J. Sorrells shares his time-tested training program for developing shooting skill and provides guidance on all aspects of traditional archery, from choosing arrow shafts to entering your first tournament.



A Beginner s Guide to Immortality

A Beginner s Guide to Immortality Author Clifford Pickover
ISBN-10 9780786734610
Release 2009-04-13
Pages 384
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A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life's astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination. Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain's own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?



Play American Mah Jongg Kit

Play American Mah Jongg  Kit Author Elaine Sandberg
ISBN-10 9781462916412
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 96
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Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive kit. Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people to focus on something completely unrelated to everyday concerns. And it's thrilling—there's nothing more exciting than when, with your heart racing, your adrenaline pumping, and your palms sweating, you call "Mahjong!" Play American Mah Jongg! kit contains a complete deck of 152 full-color, durable Mahjong playing cards, along with the best-selling book A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg by Elaine Sandberg. The included full-color paperback book, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg features color text to clearly show various hands and tiles. It is the only book available which is specifically geared toward American Mahjong and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. It offers first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game. Play American Mah Jongg! kit is ideal for beginner and experienced players alike and can be enjoyed both at home and for travel. This Mahjong kit contains: 96 page, full-color book Simple instructions and clear diagrams 152 Mahjong tiles



Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology Author Robin Dunbar
ISBN-10 9781780740195
Release 2005-03-01
Pages 240
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Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner’s Guide is a uniquely accessible yet comprehensive guide to the study of the effects of evolutionary theory on human behaviour. Written specifically for the general reader, and for entry-level students, it covers all the most important elements of this interdisciplinary subject, from the role of evolution in our selection of partner, to the influence of genetics on parenting. The book draws widely on examples, case studies and background facts to convey a substantial amount of information, and is authored by the UK’s leading experts in the field, from the only dedicated research and teaching institute.



Philosophy of Mind

Philosophy of Mind Author Edward Feser
ISBN-10 9781780740416
Release 2006-10-27
Pages 280
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In this lively and entertaining introduction to the philospohy of the mind, Edward Feser explores the questions central to the discipline.



Quantum Physics

Quantum Physics Author Alastair Rae
ISBN-10 9781780740478
Release 2005-07-01
Pages 240
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From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.



Brain Surgery for Beginners

Brain Surgery for Beginners Author Steve Parker
ISBN-10 190671469X
Release 2009
Pages 61
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'Brain Surgery for Beginners' looks at the human body from the control centre - the brain - and examines all aspects of the body from the heart, lungs and liver to muscles and bones.



Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Author Blay Whitby
ISBN-10 9781780741291
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 192
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Tomorrow begins right here as we embark on an enthralling and jargon-free journey into the world of computers and the inner recesses of the human mind. Readers encounter everything from the nanotechnology used to make insect-like robots, to computers that perform surgery, in addition to discovering the biggest controversies to dog the field of AI. Blay Whitby is a Lecturer on Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Sussex UK. He is the author of two books and numerous papers.



The Beginner s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy Large Print 16pt

The Beginner s Guide to the Gift of Prophecy  Large Print 16pt Author Jack Deere
ISBN-10 9781459606647
Release 2010-10
Pages 208
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How Do You Know It's God? Safeguarding Yourself Against Deception Finding Balance and Insight Discovering and Activating Your Own Gift The Beginner's Guide to the Gift of Prophecy describes the operation of the prophetic gift in the church today. The book offers not only a balanced overview of the role of prophecy in the Christian community but also practical information to help readers discern the authenticity of prophecies and learn to exercise the gift themselves.