Siddhartha Book
Score: 3.5
From 142 Ratings


  • Author : Hermann Hesse
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811219761

Siddhartha Book Description :

A book—rare in our arid age—that takes root in the heart and grows there for a lifetime. Here the spirituality of the East and the West have met in a novel that enfigures deep human wisdom with a rich and colorful imagination. Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul's long quest in search of he ultimate answer to the enigma of man's role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple's role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt—a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of struggle with his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge. The name "Siddhartha" is one often given to the Buddha himself—perhaps a clue to Hesse's aims in contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception, as a European (Hesse was Swiss), of a spiritual explorer.

Siddhartha s Brain Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Siddhartha s Brain

  • Author : James Kingsland
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062403865

Siddhartha s Brain Book Description :

A groundbreaking exploration of the “science of enlightenment,” told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha (better known as Buddha), by Guardian science editor James Kingsland. In a lush grove on the banks of the Neranjara in northern India—400 years before the birth of Christ, when the foundations of western science and philosophy were being laid by the great minds of Ancient Greece—a prince turned ascetic wanderer sat beneath a fig tree. His name was Siddhartha Gautama, and he was discovering the astonishing capabilities of the human brain and the secrets of mental wellness and spiritual “enlightenment,” the foundation of Buddhism. Framed by the historical journey and teachings of the Buddha, Siddhartha’s Brain shows how meditative and Buddhist practice anticipated the findings of modern neuroscience. Moving from the evolutionary history of the brain to the disorders and neuroses associated with our technology-driven world, James Kingsland explains why the ancient practice of mindfulness has been so beneficial and so important for human beings across time. Far from a New Age fad, the principles of meditation have deep scientific support and have been proven to be effective in combating many contemporary psychiatric disorders. Siddhartha posited that “Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.” As we are increasingly driven to distraction by competing demands, our ability to focus and control our thoughts has never been more challenged—or more vital. Siddhartha’s Brain offers a cutting-edge, big-picture assessment of meditation and mindfulness: how it works, what it does to our brains, and why meditative practice has never been more important.

The Gene Book
Score: 4
From 347 Ratings

The Gene

  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476733531

The Gene Book Description :

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). "Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself." –Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulatio

Prince Siddhartha Book

Prince Siddhartha

  • Author : Jonathan Landaw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614290162

Prince Siddhartha Book Description :

This is the story of Prince Siddhartha and how he became Buddha, the Awakened One. Lyrical verse and beautiful full-color illustrations depict each major life event in Siddhartha's development. His message of nonviolence, loving-kindness, and unselfishness is vitally necessary for today's--and tomorrow's--children. A story made for the telling--open this tale to a child and shore up the possibility of a bright and loving future!

Interest Rate Markets Book

Interest Rate Markets

  • Author : Siddhartha Jha
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118017791

Interest Rate Markets Book Description :

How to build a framework for forecasting interest rate market movements With trillions of dollars worth of trades conducted every year in everything from U.S. Treasury bonds to mortgage-backed securities, the U.S. interest rate market is one of the largest fixed income markets in the world. Interest Rate Markets: A Practical Approach to Fixed Income details the typical quantitative tools used to analyze rates markets; the range of fixed income products on the cash side; interest rate movements; and, the derivatives side of the business. Emphasizes the importance of hedging and quantitatively managing risks inherent in interest rate trades Details the common trades which can be used by investors to take views on interest rates in an efficient manner, the methods used to accurately set up these trades, as well as common pitfalls and risks?providing examples from previous market stress events such as 2008 Includes exclusive access to the Interest Rate Markets Web site which includes commonly used calculations and trade construction methods Interest Rate Markets helps readers to understand the structural nature of the rates markets and to develop a framework for thinking about these markets intuitively, rather than focusing on mathematical models

Operation    Fox Hunt    Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Operation Fox Hunt

  • Author : Siddhartha Thorat
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9789382665151

Operation Fox Hunt Book Description :

An army addicted to power, a soldier prepared for the ultimate sacrifice, and a spy who will go to any length to stop him – Operation ‘Fox-Hunt’ is a tale of sacri ce, camaraderie and betrayal. The Pakistani army, mauled by the Abbottabad raid, decides to create and execute an operation that will get the Pakistani public opinion firmly behind them. Major Shezad Khan, a much decorated officer from the Pakistani army’s elite Special Service Group (SSG) embarks on a mission to attack a strategic target in India. His comrades-in-arms are five ferocious Lashakar-e-Taiba militants. Though he crosses into India through Kashmir, there is one man who has been tasked with the job of ensuring that they don't reach their target. RAW’s Senior Field Agent Sanjay Khanna teams up with Military Intelligence and NSG to thwart the attack. The narrative sweeps across the vast expanses of Tajikistan, the malarial jungles of Bengal, through conflict zones in Baluchistan, and the Vale of Kashmir as the two men and their teams race against time. A thrilling finale awaits in the maximum city – Mumbai. Will the ‘Fox-Hunt’ succeed?

Book of Dreams Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Book of Dreams

  • Author : Jack Kerouac
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release Date : 2001-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 0872863808

Book of Dreams Book Description :

A record of the writer's actual dreams is populated by characters from his novels.

The Emperor of All Maladies Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-08-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 573
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439170915

The Emperor of All Maladies Book Description :

An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.

Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering Book

Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering

  • Author : Sourav De
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119551607

Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering Book Description :

An authoritative guide to an in-depth analysis of various state-of-the-art data clustering approaches using a range of computational intelligence techniques Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering offers a guide to the fundamentals of various metaheuristics and their application to data clustering. Metaheuristics are designed to tackle complex clustering problems where classical clustering algorithms have failed to be either effective or efficient. The authors—noted experts on the topic—provide a text that can aid in the design and development of hybrid metaheuristics to be applied to data clustering. The book includes performance analysis of the hybrid metaheuristics in relationship to their conventional counterparts. In addition to providing a review of data clustering, the authors include in-depth analysis of different optimization algorithms. The text offers a step-by-step guide in the build-up of hybrid metaheuristics and to enhance comprehension. In addition, the book contains a range of real-life case studies and their applications. This important text: Includes performance analysis of the hybrid metaheuristics as related to their conventional counterparts Offers an in-depth analysis of a range of optimization algorithms Highlights a review of data clustering Contains a detailed overview of different standard metaheuristics in current use Presents a step-by-step guide to the build-up of hybrid metaheuristics Offers real-life case studies and applications Written for researchers, students and academics in computer science, mathematics, and engineering, Recent Advances in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Data Clustering provides a text that explores the current data clustering approaches using a range of computational intelligence techniques.

Natural Oral Care in Dental Therapy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Natural Oral Care in Dental Therapy

  • Author : Durgesh Nandini Chauhan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119614227

Natural Oral Care in Dental Therapy Book Description :

Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, stronger antibiotics are reserved for serious active infection, paving the way for a greater use of herbal antibiotics. This book helps dentists in implementing safe and effective natural medicine therapies to complement the current practice guidelines. Oral diseases continue to be a major health problem world-wide. Oral health is integral to general well-being and relates to the quality-of-life that extends beyond the functions of the craniofacial complex. The standard Western medicine has had only limited success in the prevention of periodontal disease and in the treatment of a variety of oral diseases. The dentist needs to be more informed regarding the use, safety and effectiveness of the various traditional medicines and over-the-counter products. Herbal extracts have been used in dentistry for reducing inflammation, as antimicrobial plaque agents, for preventing release of histamine and as antiseptics, antioxidants, antimicrobials, antifungals, antibacterials, antivirals and analgesics. They also aid in healing and are effective in controlling microbial plaque in gingivitis and periodontitis and thereby improving immunity. The 26 chapters in this unique book explore all the measures to utilize the natural oral care obtained from plants, animals and mineral drugs for dental care.