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by L.K. SamuelsChaos gets a bad rap. Few people realize that without the dynamics of chaos, order would not exist. In fact, nothing would exist. Without chaos there would be no creation, no structure and no existence. After all, order is merely the repetition of patterns; chaos is the process that establishes those patterns. Without this creative self-organizing force, the universe would be devoid of biological life, the birth of stars and galaxies, and the singularity of matter and energy — everything we have... more
by Brendan Kelly
Intelligence: Where We Were, Where We Are & Where We’re Going, takes us on a three-part journey from the evolution of human cognition in its earliest manifestation as instinct, through its later acquisition of rational thought, and to its culmination in a silicon-based incarnation as artificial intelligence. Insights into this faculty that has brought our species to the top of the food chain, and also to the brink of atomic suicide, are gleaned from observation... more
by bernard lavendaWhat happens when you push a theory beyond its limits? You get a theory like general relativity. Although coined by Einstein, he would be hard pressed to recognize it. Einstein constructed a theory that would pertain to geodesic motion, or motion at constant velocity. Einstein field equations are equivalent to geometrical optics whose characteristic surfaces are those of electromagnetic, and not gravitational radiation. As such it exclude catastrophic phenomena like the merger of black holes, si... more
by simon m lambJunglenomics maintains that natural ecosystems provide a blueprint for reorganizing the economic domain to coexist benignly with natural environments, mitigate climate change, halt species decline, and benefit the poorest.
by Anthony M D'Agostino, MDThis book is a history of psychiatry and medicine in the context of the evolution of managed care over the last forty years. The Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital?s rise to the seventh largest psychiatric corporation (as of 2016) in the USA is reviewed in relation to those changes in funding and clinical practice.
by Lynn LevineAn Easy-to-Use Guide for fern lovers. The Guide includes 28 common ferns of the Northeast The terminology used in this book is very user-friendly. How to Use the Guide: Step 1 Choose which of the 5 groups the fern is in Step 2 Go to the Silhouettes for that group Step 3 Go to the matching illustration Learn: Where it Grows, Tips for Identification What fern it can be confused with Interesting Notes
by Marilynne EichingerPeer into the political and educational climate of the 60’s to discover factors that propelled the hands-on education movement into prominence. Follow the missteps and breakthroughs of Marilynne Eichinger and 11 other naive but dedicated museum directors, board volunteers and National Science Foundation managers as they strove to change the way science was taught. Their oft humorous stories are revealed with candor and clarity. Responding to the latest research in learning and child development... more
Junglenomics - Nature's Solutions to the World Environment Crisis, a New Paradigm for the Twenty-first Century & Beyondby Simon M. LambSince the dawn of Life, Nature has been highly successful at organizing ecosystems to produce a vast array of species that co-exist without damaging the environment. Our economic ecosystem has grown from nothing in just a few millennia and has become chaotic and destructive to people, other species, and the natural world. Junglenomics describes how adopting Nature’s blueprint can enable us to transform our economies to protect natural environments, halt species decline, benefit the poorest, and ... more
by Frank PremDevil In The Wind is an account of catastrophic fire and its immediate aftermath. In this 21st century, the whole world seems to be on fire. America burns. Europe burns. Greece is reeling after its own tragedy of fire. And Australia burns, as it has always done, but now so much more fiercely. In February 2009, wildfires burnt through entire communities, taking 173 lives and injuring hundreds, while destroying thousands of houses and other buildings. Up to 400 fires destroyed 450,000 hec... more
by George TillmannProject Management Scholia focuses on the 17 most consequential reasons IT software development projects fail and presents ways the project manager can avoid these problems by reading the danger signs and taking timely corrective action.
Material Value: More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing of Everything from Cell Phones to Cleaning Productsby Julia L F Goldstein, PhDRead this unique perspective on environmental sustainability to learn: •\tHow metals and plastics are made and what happens when they are recycled •\tThe challenges that manufacturers face when trying to make their facilities and products less toxic and less wasteful •\tHow manufacturers can extract the value of materials while doing less damage to human health and the environment •\tHow smart companies are embracing the triple bottom line—profit, people, planet—to make manufacturing safer a... more
by Michael A. Tewell"IMMORTALITY: THE SCIENCE OF FORBIDDEN FRUIT" reveals how evolution has adapted the human body to preserve our individuality after we die. The Law of Conservation of Information states that information cannot be created or destroyed. Our individuality is information contained in the memories of our life experiences. These memories are stored in neurons in the brain. As death approaches, the limbic system selects the most important memories to be "downloaded" into photon-encased" ions and rel... more
by Diane de Simone
NEW interactive book #2...With music! Scientists are now in agreement. We’re here to be extraordinary while walking through these extraordinary and challenging times, as we witness the cracking open of the mind and heart of humanity.
This is short, fun. HEADPHONES are recommended.
We're being asked to EVOLVE, to shift, to embrace a far larger view of ourselves and our place in the universe. At our core, we are more powerful and peaceful than we know.
We must go ... more
by Craig BrestrupThis book offers an examination and reflection upon the bare fact of existence in and of itself, and of the ways in which humans can come to apprehend and relate to its daily reality. We come to realize that existence is deep with meaning and that the ways in which humans experience it, their attitude and ways of thinking, makes all the difference in how both the world and their lives go. Forests are more than lumber, rivers more than resources, animals more than food and entertainment. What the... more
by A. Togay KoralturkThe LEED AP BD+C V4 Exam Complete Study Guide helps the reader to learn, rather than just memorize the essential information for the exam; and is designed to be the only resource a candidate needs in order to successfully pass the exam on the first try. Having been widely adopted as the primary course material for master's degree classes in universities throughout the United States, this study guide covers the whole exam scope. Even though the scope of the LEED AP BD+C exam includes heavy tech... more
by A. Togay KoralturkHaving been widely adopted as the primary course material for bachelor's and master's degree classes in architecture and civil engineering in universities throughout the United States, the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Complete Study Guide provides deep insight into the principles of green building, and it helps the reader learn, rather than just memorize, the essential information for the exam. Thus, this approach equips candidates to successfully pass the LEED Green Associate exam with flying c... more