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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Brockman
Publisher: Harper Perennial (2014, Feb 11th).
Publishers Weekly11/04/2013 Those without enough to worry about will have fuel for many a future sleepless night after perusing this thick collection of concerns from 150 influential philosophers, futurists, and scientists compiled by Brockman, the CEO of literary agency Brockman Inc. and founder of online science salon Edge.org. The essays vary in length, from film director Terry Gilliam's wry, sentence-long "I've Given Up Worrying," to a handful of five- and six-page screeds. The subjects fall into predictable categories, from the dangers of our dependence on the Internet and the possibility of a technological Singularity, to concern for how technology could change children's brains and reduce the overall level of general knowledge. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dickson D. Despommier
Publisher: Columbia University Press (2013, Jul 16th).
Rod AdamA well-written and fascinating introduction to human parasitology from an intriguing, seldom-used perspective: how we can learn from parasites to achieve medical breakthroughs. Robert GwadzDickson D. Despommier's approach is unique, easy going, and insightful. His book will appeal to both scientists and laypeople interested in science and medicine — and will be of particular interest to travelers to exotic places. Carl ZimmerThere's a lot to learn from a tapeworm. Parasites have evolved stunningly successful strategies for thriving in our bodies for millions of years. Drawing on his long career as a parasitologist, Dickson D. Despommier explores the lessons we can gain from our passengers, creating a fascinating tour of the parasitic world. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Thomas Suddendorf
Publisher: The Experiment (2014, Jan 7th).
Publishers Weekly★ 02/10/2014 Klein (The Secret Pulse of Time: Making Sense of Life's Scarcest Commodity) transforms Darwinian interpretation of evolution and resets the conversation about how we relate to each other as individuals and communities in this mind-bending book. Klein's inquiry fuses the work of neuropsychologists, neuroeconomists, geneticists, philosophers, anthropologists, a chemist, and a lion expert, with myriads of studies conducted in cultures around the world. He distinguishes, then connects dots, between abstract concepts, using the growing body of fMRI experiments to illustrate biological activations of sharing, empathy, sympathy, selflessness and his main subject, altruism. He then he applies familiar behavioral models, including the Prisoner's Dilemma, in constructing new arguments. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 2 edition (2012, Jun 4th).
Presents an introduction to trigonometry, providing simplified explanations of such topics as mapping, functions, vectors, the unit-circle paradigm, and polar coordinates, with quizzes at the end of each chapter, along with answers and explanations. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Catherine M Shaw
Publisher: Westview Press... (2014, Jan 1st).
"Successful campaign manager and three-time mayor of Ashland, Oregon, Catherine Shaw presents a clear and concise, must-have handbook for navigating local campaigns. This handbook gives political novices and veterans alike a comprehensive and detailed plan for organizing, funding, publicizing, and winning local political campaigns. Finding the right message and targeting the right voters are clearly explained through specific examples, anecdotes, and illustrations. Shaw also provides in-depth information on assembling campaign teams, precinct analysis, canvassing, and dealing with the media. The Campaign Manager is an encouraging, lucid presentation of how to win elections at the local level. Updates to the fifth edition include an entirely new chapter on social media and its influence on campaigning, new coverage on how to put together a campaign plan, and a new appendix on how to campaign on a budget"-- Read more... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Darvin L Martin
Publisher: Good Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1561488186 ISBN-13:... (2000, Jan 1st).
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More Info | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Bruce Grierson
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (2014, Feb 6th).
Publishers Weekly12/02/2013 British doctor and space enthusiast Fong launches a gripping "exploration of the extreme tolerances of the human body" in this eloquent history of how 20th-century science and medicine moved us toward "improved survival"—and with it a better understanding of life and death. He begins with a tale of a young Norwegian woman's incredible survival after deep hypothermia and moves on to describe the remarkable strides in burn care built on reconstructive surgery during WWII. Further along in his journey, Fong details the daring operations that opened "the continent of the heart," and how the polio epidemic—which touched Fong's own family—begat the fields of anesthesiology and intensive care. From the heart-pounding tale of how a fatal accident helped a grieving doctor develop life-saving trauma care to a moving depiction of the end of human life, these are thrilling stories that describe the limits of human physiology. moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lonzell Watson
Publisher: Visual; 1 edition (2013, Nov 4th).
Provides instructions and advice for new users of the iPad and iPad mini, including using iCloud, dictating texts and commands with Siri, organizing and managing apps and downloads, and listening to iTunes Radio.Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 140 tasks with the iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iPad in no time. Read more... moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Moira Anderson
Publisher: Capstone Press (2010, Aug 1st).
We use math every day, sometimes without even realizing it! Kid-friendly, real-life situations show readers how they can put math to work in their day-to-day activities. A variety of problem-solving activities and graphic organizers make these books ideal for young learners. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability