But What If We re Wrong  Book
Score: 3.5
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But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399184147

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But What If We re Wrong Book Description :

New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.” From the Hardcover edition.

But What If We re Wrong  Book
Score: 3.5
From 331 Ratings

But What If We re Wrong


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-09-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781445663395

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But What If We re Wrong Book Description :

What if everything we are most certain about turns out to be totally wrong?

The Power of Now Book
Score: 3.5
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The Power of Now


  • Author : Eckhart Tolle
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2010-10-06
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577313113

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The Power of Now Book Description :

To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.

The Visible Man Book
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

The Visible Man


  • Author : Chuck Klosterman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439184479

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The Visible Man Book Description :

Treating a delusional scientist who has been using cloaking technology from an aborted government project to render himself nearly invisible, Austin therapist Victoria Vick listens to his accounts of spying on the private lives of others, a situation with which Victoria becomes obsessed to the point that it threatens her career and marriage. 125,000 first printing.

Past  Present  and Future of Statistical Science Book

Past Present and Future of Statistical Science


  • Author : Xihong Lin
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-26
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 646
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482204988

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Past Present and Future of Statistical Science Book Description :

Past, Present, and Future of Statistical Science was commissioned in 2013 by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS) to celebrate its 50th anniversary and the International Year of Statistics. COPSS consists of five charter member statistical societies in North America and is best known for sponsoring prestigious awards in statistics, such as the COPSS Presidents’ award. Through the contributions of a distinguished group of 50 statisticians who are past winners of at least one of the five awards sponsored by COPSS, this volume showcases the breadth and vibrancy of statistics, describes current challenges and new opportunities, highlights the exciting future of statistical science, and provides guidance to future generations of statisticians. The book is not only about statistics and science but also about people and their passion for discovery. Distinguished authors present expository articles on a broad spectrum of topics in statistical education, research, and applications. Topics covered include reminiscences and personal reflections on statistical careers, perspectives on the field and profession, thoughts on the discipline and the future of statistical science, and advice for young statisticians. Many of the articles are accessible not only to professional statisticians and graduate students but also to undergraduate students interested in pursuing statistics as a career and to all those who use statistics in solving real-world problems. A consistent theme of all the articles is the passion for statistics enthusiastically shared by the authors. Their success stories inspire, give a sense of statistics as a discipline, and provide a taste of the exhilaration of discovery, success, and professional accomplishment.

Thinking About War and Peace  Past  Present  and Future Book

Thinking About War and Peace Past Present and Future


  • Author :
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848880849

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Thinking About War and Peace Past Present and Future Book Description :

The papers contained in this volume provide a snapshot of the contributions made to the 8th Global Conference on War and Peace which took place in Warsaw, Poland from 22nd to 24th May 2011

Semicolon Book
Score: 4
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Semicolon


  • Author : Cecelia Watson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062853073

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Semicolon Book Description :

A page-turning, existential romp through the life and times of the world’s most polarizing punctuation mark The semicolon. Stephen King, Hemingway, Vonnegut, and Orwell detest it. Herman Melville, Henry James, and Rebecca Solnit love it. But why? When is it effective? Have we been misusing it? Should we even care? In Semicolon, Cecelia Watson charts the rise and fall of this infamous punctuation mark, which for years was the trendiest one in the world of letters. But in the nineteenth century, as grammar books became all the rage, the rules of how we use language became both stricter and more confusing, with the semicolon a prime victim. Taking us on a breezy journey through a range of examples—from Milton’s manuscripts to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letters from Birmingham Jail” to Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep—Watson reveals how traditional grammar rules make us less successful at communicating with each other than we’d think. Even the most die-hard grammar fanatics would be better served by tossing the rule books and learning a better way to engage with language. Through her rollicking biography of the semicolon, Watson writes a guide to grammar that explains why we don’t need guides at all, and refocuses our attention on the deepest, most primary value of language: true communication.

When the Past Is Always Present Book
Score: 5
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When the Past Is Always Present


  • Author : Ronald A. Ruden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-19
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135271763

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When the Past Is Always Present Book Description :

When the Past Is Always Present: Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures introduces several new ideas about trauma and trauma treatment. The first of these is that another way to treat disorders arising from the mind/brain may be to use the senses. This idea, which is at the core of psychosensory therapy, forms what the author considers the "third pillar" of trauma treatment (the first and second pillars being psychotherapy and psychopharmacology). Psychosensory therapy postulates that sensory input—for example, touch—creates extrasensory activity that alters brain function and the way we respond to stimuli. The second idea presented in this book is that traumatization is encoded in the amygdala only under special circumstances. Thus, by understanding what makes an individual resistant to traumatization we can offer a way of preventing it. The third idea is that traumatization occurs because we cannot find a haven during the event. This is the cornerstone of havening, the particular form of psychosensory therapy described in the book. Using evolutionary biological principles and recently published neuroscientific studies, this book outlines in detail how havening touch de-links the emotional experience from a trauma, essentially making it just an ordinary memory. Once done, the event no longer causes distress.

When the Past Is Present Book
Score: 5
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When the Past Is Present


  • Author : David Richo
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-07-22
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0834823179

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When the Past Is Present Book Description :

In this book, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships—and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances. When the Past Is Present helps us to become more aware of the ways we slip into the past so that we can identify our emotional baggage and take steps to unpack it and put it where it belongs. Drawing on decades of experience as a psychotherapist, Richo helps readers to: • Understand how the wounds of childhood become exposed in adult relationships—and why this is a gift • Identify and heal the emotional wounds we carry over from the past so that they won't sabotage present-day relationships • Recognize how strong attractions and aversions to people in the present can be signals of own own unfinished business • Use mindfulness to stay in the present moment and cultivate authentic intimacy

What s Important Now Book

What s Important Now


  • Author : John Kuypers
  • Publisher : Burlington, Ont. : Present Living & Learning
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 0968968406

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Factfulness Book
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

Factfulness


  • Author : Hans Rosling
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250123817

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Factfulness Book Description :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on f

Utopia Book

Utopia


  • Author : Thomas More
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 9788027303588

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Utopia Book Description :

Utopia is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More published in 1516 in Latin. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs. Many aspects of More's description of Utopia are reminiscent of life in monasteries.

The Order of Time Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

The Order of Time


  • Author : Carlo Rovelli
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735216129

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The Order of Time Book Description :

One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.

Philosophy and the Climate Crisis Book

Philosophy and the Climate Crisis


  • Author : Byron Williston
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000200669

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Philosophy and the Climate Crisis Book Description :

This book explores how the history of philosophy can orient us to the new reality brought on by the climate crisis. If we understand the climate crisis as a deeply existential one, it can help to examine the way past philosophers responded to similar crises in their times. This book explores five past crises, each involving a unique form of collective trauma. These events—war, occupation, exile, scientific revolution and political revolution—inspired the philosophers to remake the whole world in thought, to construct a metaphysics. Williston distills a key intellectual innovation from each metaphysical system: • That political power must be constrained by knowledge of the climate system (Plato) • That ethical and political reasoning must be informed by care or love of the ecological whole (Augustine) • That we must enhance the design of the technosphere (Descartes) • That we must conceive the Earth as an internally complex system (Spinoza) • And that we must grant rights to anyone or anything—ultimately the Earth system itself—whose vital interests are threatened by the effects of climate change (Hegel). Philosophy and the Climate Crisis will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, environmental philosophy and ethics and the environmental humanities.

Zero to One Book
Score: 4
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Zero to One


  • Author : Peter Thiel
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804139304

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Zero to One Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

Past Lives  Present Tense Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Past Lives Present Tense


  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001-12-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1101191163

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Past Lives Present Tense Book Description :

Pick a famous historical figure and experience your own life as that person. What would you do? Excel in science under the extraordinary influence of Leonardo da Vinci? Spice up your daily grind with a dash of Mata Hari? Unnerve your neighbors as Edgar Allan Poe? Or, for those who like to live dangerously, there are whispers of a black market where no one is forbidden. A word of caution: Previous performance does not guarantee future predictability. And in the hands of these masters of science fiction and fantasy, your experience of past lives reborn may not be at all what you expect. Edited by Nebula Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough. Featuring fifteen new stories by Elizabeth Moon, Carole Nelson Douglas, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jerry Oltion, Rod Garcia y Robertson, and others.

The Art of Baking Blind Book
Score: 3.5
From 152 Ratings

The Art of Baking Blind


  • Author : Sarah Vaughan
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444792249

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The Art of Baking Blind Book Description :

'Attention fans of GBBO - you're sure to love this story!' - New 'Delicious . . . friendship, rivalry and exposed secrets, gorgeously told' - Elle 'Clever and compelling. I loved this!' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina *************** There are many reasons to bake: to feed; to create; to impress; to nourish; to define ourselves; and, sometimes, it has to be said, to perfect. But often we bake to fill a hunger that would be better filled by a simple gesture from a dear one. We bake to love and be loved. In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookery writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published The Art of Baking, her guide to nurturing a family by creating the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes. Now, five amateur bakers are competing to become the New Mrs Eaden. There's Jenny, facing an empty nest now her family has flown; Claire, who has sacrificed her dreams for her daughter; Mike, trying to parent his two kids after his wife's death; Vicki, who has dropped everything to be at home with her baby boy; and Karen, perfect Karen, who knows what it's like to have nothing and is determined her façade shouldn't slip. As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface, making the choicest choux bun seems the least of the contestants' problems. For they will learn - as Mrs Eaden did before them - that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life. *************** 'Vaughan's engaging writing is packed with brilliant baking tips not to mention delectable descriptions of the food the contestants create. Enjoy' - WI magazine 'An extremely enjoyable book with strong characters and intriguing story lines. I loved every minute of it' - Bookbag '5 out of 5. An amazing read. It makes you crave cake and it makes you want to devour the words, enjoying every morsel till it reaches the . . . tear-jerking . . . end' - Random Redheaded Ramblings blog

Tokyo Ueno Station Book

Tokyo Ueno Station


  • Author : Yu Miri
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593187531

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Tokyo Ueno Station Book Description :

A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations. Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo. Kazu's life in the city began and ended in that park; he arrived there to work as a laborer in the preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and ended his days living in the vast homeless village in the park, traumatized by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and shattered by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics. Through Kazu's eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society's inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan's most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis.

Thinking Machines Book

Thinking Machines


  • Author : Luke Dormehl
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524704414

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Thinking Machines Book Description :

A fascinating look at Artificial Intelligence, from its humble Cold War beginnings to the dazzling future that is just around the corner. When most of us think about Artificial Intelligence, our minds go straight to cyborgs, robots, and sci-fi thrillers where machines take over the world. But the truth is that Artificial Intelligence is already among us. It exists in our smartphones, fitness trackers, and refrigerators that tell us when the milk will expire. In some ways, the future people dreamed of at the World's Fair in the 1960s is already here. We're teaching our machines how to think like humans, and they're learning at an incredible rate. In Thinking Machines, technology journalist Luke Dormehl takes you through the history of AI and how it makes up the foundations of the machines that think for us today. Furthermore, Dormehl speculates on the incredible--and possibly terrifying--future that's much closer than many would imagine. This remarkable book will invite you to marvel at what now seems commonplace and to dream about a future in which the scope of humanity may need to broaden itself to include intelligent machines.

Pendulum Book

Pendulum


  • Author : Perseus
  • Publisher : Carroll & Graf
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 1593157061

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Pendulum Book Description :

The best-selling author of The Wizard of Ads and the founder of Promote-a-Book identify patterns in the seemingly random ways society judges acceptability, revealing a 40-year cycle in Western society that explains current trends and viewpoints that are shaping the successes of today's political, business and celebrity figures.