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Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
This calendar and day planner, featuring selected quotes from Paulo Coelho's impressive body of work, is a must-have item for fans of this celebrated and internationally bestselling author. A beautiful book with four-color artwork by the renowned Norwegian artist Anne Kristin Hagesaether, it contains inspirational quotes from such beloved Coelho titles as Eleven Minutes, The Valkyries, The Devil and Miss Prym, The Zahir, and the megabestseller The Alchemist. This is a visually stunning as well as enlightening accessory that is an ideal gift -- especially for the millions of readers who have made Coelho one of the top-selling authors in the world.
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Author: Mohammad H. Tamdgidi
Publisher: Ahead Publishing House (imprint: Okcir Press)
Category: Social Science
In this major new study in the sociology of scientific knowledge, social theorist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi reports having unriddled the so-called ‘quantum enigma.’ This book opens the lid of the Schrödinger’s Cat box of the ‘quantum enigma’ after decades and finds something both odd and familiar: Not only the cat is both alive and dead, it has morphed into an elephant in the room in whose interpretation Einstein, Bohr, Bohm, and others were each both right and wrong because the enigma has acquired both localized and spread-out features whose unriddling requires both physics and sociology amid both transdisciplinary and transcultural contexts. The book offers, in a transdisciplinary and transcultural sociology of self-knowledge framework, a relativistic interpretation to advance a liberating quantum sociology. Deeper methodological grounding to further advance the sociological imagination requires investigating whether and how relativistic and quantum scientific revolutions can induce a liberating reinvention of sociology in favor of creative research and a just global society. This, however, necessarily leads us to confront an elephant in the room, the ‘quantum enigma.’ In Unriddling the Quantum Enigma, the first volume of the series commonly titled Liberating Sociology: From Newtonian toward Quantum Imaginations, sociologist Mohammad H. Tamdgidi argues that unriddling the ‘quantum enigma’ depends on whether and how we succeed in dehabituating ourselves in favor of unified relativistic and quantum visions from the historically and ideologically inherited, classical Newtonian modes of imagining reality that have subconsciously persisted in the ways we have gone about posing and interpreting (or not) the enigma itself for more than a century. Once this veil is lifted and the enigma unriddled, he argues, it becomes possible to reinterpret the relativistic and quantum ways of imagining reality (including social reality) in terms of a unified, nonreductive, creative dialectic of part and whole that fosters quantum sociological imaginations, methods, theories, and practices favoring liberating and just social outcomes. The essays in this volume develop a set of relativistic interpretive solutions to the quantum enigma. Following a survey of relevant studies, and an introduction to the transdisciplinary and transcultural sociology of self-knowledge framing the study, overviews of Newtonianism, relativity and quantum scientific revolutions, the quantum enigma, and its main interpretations to date are offered. They are followed by a study of the notion of the “wave-particle duality of light” and the various experiments associated with the quantum enigma in order to arrive at a relativistic interpretation of the enigma, one that is shown to be capable of critically cohering other offered interpretations. The book concludes with a heuristic presentation of the ontology, epistemology, and methodology of what Tamdgidi calls the creative dialectics of reality. The volume essays involve critical, comparative/integrative reflections on the relevant works of founding and contemporary scientists and scholars in the field. This study is the first in the monograph series “Tayyebeh Series in East-West Research and Translation” of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge (XIII, 2020), published by OKCIR: Omar Khayyam Center for Integrative Research in Utopia, Mysticism, and Science (Utopystics). OKCIR is dedicated to exploring, in a simultaneously world-historical and self-reflective framework, the human search for a just global society. It aims to develop new conceptual (methodological, theoretical, historical), practical, pedagogical, inspirational and disseminative structures of knowledge whereby the individual can radically understand and determine how world-history and her/his selves constitute one another.
... at the region of the face containing the eyes and upper-nose, since it provides
important featural and configural information that allows for rapid and accurate
face-identification (Rossion et al., 2000; Lobmaier et al., 2008; Chaby et al., 2011
Author: Magdalena Chechlacz
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Bálint’s syndrome is named after the Hungarian physician who first reported a remarkable case of a man with complex visuospatial deficits following bilateral lesions within parietal and occipital cortex (Bálint, 1909). The syndrome has three primary symptoms: simultanagnosia (impaired spatial awareness of more than one object at time), optic ataxia (misreaching to visual targets) and ocular apraxia (described by Bálint as “psychic paralysis of gaze”). Balint’s patients not only cannot perceive more than one object at time and therefore show poor comprehension of multi-object visual scenes i.e. poor detection of all the objects present and difficulty in grasping the relationship between them; in addition they typically fail to reach towards location of the single object, which they can perceive. The deficit of the allocation of spatial attention in Balint’s syndrome has been linked to a problem in feature binding which results in illusory conjunctions. Patients with Balint’s syndrome also show deficits in global processing i.e. when integration of multiple local elements into global compound shapes is required. Consequently, Balint’s syndrome provides a unique opportunity to study the nature and neuroanatomy of human visuospatial processing, in particular multi-level object representation, spatial awareness and the distribution of visual attention. The studies collected here cover both the anatomical and the cognitive mechanisms of the different symptoms associated with the syndrome. Furthermore, the dissociations between the components of Bálints’ syndrome, in particular simultanagnosia and optic ataxia, can also co-occur with visual neglect and extinction and the different combinations of reported lesions raises a question about the status of the syndrome and whether it should be merely treated as a historical compilation of symptoms which may or may not coexist cohesively. This interesting argument is raised here.
This original and informative book addresses such questions and considers if Europe, although it is not a 'super state', would be able to impose norms over force.
Author: Z. Laïdi
Category: Political Science
Can Europe defend its social model in a globalized world when the US, China, India and Russia are enhancing their national sovereignties and playing power politics? This original and informative book addresses such questions and considers if Europe, although it is not a 'super state', would be able to impose norms over force.
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Author: Marie D. Jones
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
You feel like you’ve done something before...even as you do it for the very first time. You engage in a conversation and suddenly realize you’ve spoken those same words before...to the very same person. Yet you’re positive it’s the first time you’ve ever met. Déjà vu is the eerie sensation of “remembering” an experience or situation that never occurred. Scientific research into déjà vu has revealed intriguing theories, ranging from short-term memory misfires to neurophysiological disorders. Yet other theories suggest more paranormal causes for déjà vu, such as glimpses into parallel realities. Perhaps the true explanation lies somewhere in between. But déjà vu is only one of the many mysteries of the mind. The Déjà vu Enigma also explores: Memory lapses, missing time, and fugue states. The brain as both receiver and transmitter of reality. Altered states of perception and consciousness, from hallucinations to religious visions. Contagious thought, curses, demonic possession, and mass hysteria. Dream states, lucid dreaming, and precognitive dreams. The Grid and parallel universes as travel routes for mind trips, brain flips, and time slips. Come journey through a world as vast and uncharted as the Cosmos. A journey through the Inner Universe—the human mind.
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Author: Jamie A. Koufman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
If you have confusing and unexplained breathing problems or your asthma has not responded to treatment, this book is for you. The Chronic Cough Enigma is written for people who have been coughing for months or years and cannot get useful answers from their doctors. More than 20 million Americans suffer from what is known as enigmatic chronic cough. This book provides insights from Dr. Jamie Koufman’s almost forty years of successfully managing thousands of long-suffering cough patients. Indeed, the typical chronic cough patient who comes to her office has been coughing for more than a decade. This book provides the many who suffer from chronic cough new and potentially life-changing information and the potential to be cured.
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Author: Elia Zureik
Surveillance is always a means to an end, whether that end is influence, management or entitlement. This book examines the several layers of surveillance that control the Palestinian population in Israel and the Occupied Territories, showing how they operate, how well they work, how they are augmented, and how in the end their chief purpose is population control. Showing how what might be regarded as exceptional elsewhere is here regarded as the norm, the book looks not only at the political economy of surveillance and its technological and military dimensions, but also at the ordinary ways that Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories are affected in their everyday lives. Written in a clear and accessible style by experts in the field, this book will have large appeal for academic faculty as well as graduate and senior undergraduate students in sociology, political science, international relations, surveillance studies and Middle East studies.
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Author: Consoli Maurizio
Publisher: World Scientific
In 1887, Michelson and Morley tried to observe in laboratory the 'ether drift' by measuring a small difference in the velocity of two perpendicular light beams. The result of their measurements, however, was much smaller than the classical prediction and interpreted as a 'null result'. This was crucial to stimulate the first pioneering formulations of relativity and, as such, it represents a fundamental step in the history of science. Since then, many repetitions of that original experiment have been performed with better and better sensitivity and the standard conclusion has been always the same: no genuine ether drift has ever been detected. However, in the authors' new scheme, the small irregular residuals observed in laboratory show surprising correlations with the direct observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) with satellites in space. This opens the possibility of finally linking the CMB to a fundamental reference frame for relativity, with substantial implications for the interpretation of non-locality in the quantum theory. The importance of the issue would require new dedicated experimental tests and significant improvements in the data analysis. Otherwise, without such more stringent checks, these crucial experiments will remain forever as an enigma for physics and the history of science. The book illustrates the many facets of this research together with historical accounts on some leading scientists involved in these measurements.
Now the two of them must fight to keep their feelings in check—as they’re drawn toward a final, explosive confrontation with a madman….Nominated for an RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Enigma is the second novel in Dee Davis's re-released ...
Author: Dee Davis
Publisher: Pocito Press
Two men burned to possess her…But only one would win the deadly game… Samantha Waters was no hot shot, just damn good at her job. And as the best bomb specialist around, she was the logical choice for the elite crime-fighting squad, Last Chance, Inc. But Sam’s sexy self-confidence put a crucial member of the team on edge—seasoned CIA black ops specialist Payton Reynolds. Sam’s passion for risk drove Payton up a wall. The last thing he needed was someone to keep out of trouble. But soon, as they work side-by-side to decipher the bomber’s next moves, the sparks between them begin to fly. Now the two of them must fight to keep their feelings in check—as they’re drawn toward a final, explosive confrontation with a madman….Nominated for an RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Enigma is the second novel in Dee Davis's re-released Last Chance Series. Other Last Chance novels include Endgame and Exposure.
"Lance Storm challenges our obsession for organising and quatifying our world with an absorbing expose of the shadow side of quantity - number as quality.
Author: Lance Storm
Publisher: Pari Pub
"Lance Storm challenges our obsession for organising and quatifying our world with an absorbing expose of the shadow side of quantity - number as quality. In Storm's hands, qualitative numbers are mysterious symbols, giving rise to puzzling patterns and uncanny coincidences." -- Back cover.
Similarly, in Richard Nixon: An American Enigma (2008), Herbert S. Parmet
describes Nixon's environmental, foreign relations, and social policy
achievements as well as his personal and political self-destructiveness. Jules
Tygiel, Ronald ...
Author: David Chalmers
Publisher: JHU Press
David Chalmers's widely acclaimed overview of the 1960s describes how the civil rights movement touched off a growing challenge to traditional values and arrangements. Chalmers recounts the judicial revolution that set national standards for race, politics, policing, and privacy. He examines the long, losing war on poverty and the struggle between the media and the government over the war in Vietnam. He follows feminism's "second wave" and the emergence of the environmental, consumer, and citizen action movements. He also explores the worlds of rock, sex, and drugs, and the entwining of the youth culture, the counterculture, and the American marketplace. This newly revised edition covers the conservative counter-revolution and cultural wars. It carries the legacy of the 1960s forward: from Tom Hayden’s idealistic 1962 Port Huron Statement through Newt Gingrich’s 1994 "Contract with America" and Grover Norquist’s twenty-first century "Tax Payer’s Protection Pledge." -- David J. Garrow, author of the Pulitzer Prize– winning cMantra1IcMantra2Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership ConferencecMantra1/IcMantra2
. . Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show? You can help Bertie find all the missing things and reveal the mysteries of Enigmausing the special code at the back of the book. Good luck!
Author: Graeme Base
Publisher: Picture Puffin
"Don't worry,' Bertie said at once. 'I'll solve this, have no fear, For magic things that vanish almost always reappear . . .' Bertie loves to visit the Retirement Home for Elderly Magicians and watch his grandpa perform magic tricks. But one day all the magicians' props go missing, so Bertie sets off to investigate . . . Can he solve the mystery in time to save the show? You can help Bertie find all the missing things and reveal the mysteries of Enigmausing the special code at the back of the book. Good luck! Visit graemebase.com"
Draws on modern computer analysis to present new theories about Stonehenge's creation, reevaluating the lesser-known 1740 survey of John Wood, presenting arguments that reveal its construction throughout more than 1,000 years, and ...
Author: Anthony Edward Johnson
Draws on modern computer analysis to present new theories about Stonehenge's creation, reevaluating the lesser-known 1740 survey of John Wood, presenting arguments that reveal its construction throughout more than 1,000 years, and explaining what the stones themselves reveal about their numbers, spacing, and relationships.
Written in a strikingly original voice, and poignantly evoking a world about to lose its innocence forever, The Paris Enigma features two detectives who find themselves in a race against time around glorious fin de siècle Paris, ...
Author: Pablo De Santis
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the tradition of Caleb Carr’s The Alienist and Eric Larsen’s The Devil in the White City comes The Paris Enigma, a gripping tale of murder and the art of crime solving. Written in a strikingly original voice, and poignantly evoking a world about to lose its innocence forever, The Paris Enigma features two detectives who find themselves in a race against time around glorious fin de siècle Paris, encountering all manner of secret societies and solving philosophical puzzles, while also trying to save a dangerously beautiful woman.
... Johnston, Ancient Greek Divination (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008);
J. N. Bremmer, Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible, and the Ancient Near East
(Leiden: Brill, 2008); Ogden, Companion to Greek Religion; Connelly, Portrait of
Author: Joan Breton Connelly
Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most hallowed civic architecture. But how much do the values of those who built the Parthenon truly correspond with our own? And apart from the significance with which we have invested it, what exactly did this marvel of human hands mean to those who made it? In this revolutionary book, Joan Breton Connelly challenges our most basic assumptions about the Parthenon and the ancient Athenians. Beginning with the natural environment and its rich mythic associations, she re-creates the development of the Acropolis—the Sacred Rock at the heart of the city-state—from its prehistoric origins to its Periklean glory days as a constellation of temples among which the Parthenon stood supreme. In particular, she probes the Parthenon’s legendary frieze: the 525-foot-long relief sculpture that originally encircled the upper reaches before it was partially destroyed by Venetian cannon fire (in the seventeenth century) and most of what remained was shipped off to Britain (in the nineteenth century) among the Elgin marbles. The frieze’s vast enigmatic procession—a dazzling pageant of cavalrymen and elders, musicians and maidens—has for more than two hundred years been thought to represent a scene of annual civic celebration in the birthplace of democracy. But thanks to a once-lost play by Euripides (the discovery of which, in the wrappings of a Hellenistic Egyptian mummy, is only one of this book’s intriguing adventures), Connelly has uncovered a long-buried meaning, a story of human sacrifice set during the city’s mythic founding. In a society startlingly preoccupied with cult ritual, this story was at the core of what it meant to be Athenian. Connelly reveals a world that beggars our popular notions of Athens as a city of staid philosophers, rationalists, and rhetoricians, a world in which our modern secular conception of democracy would have been simply incomprehensible. The Parthenon’s full significance has been obscured until now owing in no small part, Connelly argues, to the frieze’s dismemberment. And so her investigation concludes with a call to reunite the pieces, in order that what is perhaps the greatest single work of art surviving from antiquity may be viewed more nearly as its makers intended. Marshalling a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, full of fresh insights woven into a thrilling narrative that brings the distant past to life, The Parthenon Enigma is sure to become a landmark in our understanding of the civilization from which we claim cultural descent.
Hobson se sent particularment atret per figures com H. L. Belluguin, Gerald W. Johnson, James McBride Donaves i Louis Rubin, crítics socials i culturals que han explorat la ment del sud, o per escriptors literaris com Richard Ford i Mary ...
Author: Fred Hobson
Publisher: Universitat de València
Category: Literary Criticism
El sud americà està ple de paradoxes: es tracta d'un dels llocs més hospitalaris i al mateix temps, un dels menys acollidors del món. Els assajos inclosos en aquest llibre constitueixen la impressió d'un home sobre diversos aspectes de la vida, el passat i el present a Dixie. Parlen gairebé de tot: la raça, la política, la religió, la literatura i altres manifestacions culturals. Alguns dels assajos són biogràfics. Hobson se sent particularment atret per figures com H. L. Belluguin, Gerald W. Johnson, James McBride Donaves i Louis Rubin, crítics socials i culturals que han explorat la ment del sud, o per escriptors literaris com Richard Ford i Mary Mebane. Conclou el llibre amb dos assajos personals: l'exploració de les vides de dos membres de la seua família; històries que revelen moltes coses del sud, de l'època i de llocs concrets.