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PHPR: of limitless measure
by Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey

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English

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August 18, 2017

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A 100 year task of minimal duration and of limitless measure
Advances in Scientific Knowledge
by Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey

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English

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August 18, 2017

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Advances in scientific thought.
L’ultima tentazione della Ragione: Logica e Religione (Italian ...
by Gianluca Giusti

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Italian

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September 04, 2017

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<i>Credere a qualsiasi cosa deve essere un libero arbitrio, ma la conoscenza è fondamentale. Altrimenti non c’è libertà.</i><br /><b><i>                                                                                           Gianluca Giusti</i></b><br /><br />La religione e le religioni in generale dominano il pensiero del mondo e condizionano la vita delle persone. La loro presenza è ovunque.<br />Questo e-book si propone di portare il lettore a una riflessione che va oltre il pensiero dominante, le comuni credenze e le apparenze di facciata che diamo per scontato lasciando in sospeso la ragione.  La logica ci aiuta. Vedrai le cose con altri occhi e un altro modo di pensare e potrai decidere se odiarmi subito oppure se continuare a leggere.<br />L’ironia e il coraggio dell’autore ti accompagneranno per tutte le pagine.
Il senso della vita di un uomo qualunque (Italian Edition)
by Lenio Morganti

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Italian

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August 01, 2017

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Lasciandoci trasportare dalla corrente della vita, possiamo inconsapevolmente abbandonarci a essa oppure chiederci cos’è questa cosa che ci trasporta via.<br />Lenio Morganti indaga sul senso dell’esistenza di un uomo qualunque, quale egli si considera, di per sé destinata a essere dimenticata da tutti nel rapido svolgersi del tempo. Nel far ciò, esamina temi che solitamente rimangono nascosti dentro l’animo umano, poco adatti per abituali conversazioni, sfocati anche alla chiara consapevolezza di ognuno. Tra questi: la religione, la libertà, la felicità, il libero arbitrio, la sofferenza, il tempo, la bellezza, l’economia, la giustizia, l’amore.<br />Con linguaggio semplice e tono colloquiale, senza alcuna pretesa di essere depositario di un’unica verità, rivolge le proprie osservazioni a un pubblico di lettori anch’essi uomini qualunque, sollecitandoli alla riflessione, nel tentativo di fare emergere in essi una loro personale considerazione sul senso dell’esistenza. Dalle sue parole, emerge l’opinione secondo cui sotto l’essenza di ciò che si discute, si celi un fine recondito che la Natura ci istiga inconsapevolmente a perseguire. È puntando l’attenzione verso quest’ultimo che diventa possibile scorgere il senso della vita. Tuttavia, non è sufficiente alzare il primo velo, perché ciò che affiora nasconde a sua volta un fine ancora più recondito, e questo un altro ancora.<br />Un saggio divulgativo elegante, aperto alla dialettica, una sorta di testamento spirituale.
Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalis...
by Richard Dawkins

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English

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448

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August 08, 2017

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<b>The legendary biologist and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking with this career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time.</b><br /><br /> For decades, Richard Dawkins has been a brilliant scientific communicator, consistently illuminating the wonders of nature and attacking faulty logic. <i>Science in the Soul</i> brings together forty-two essays, polemics, and paeans—all written with Dawkins’s characteristic erudition, remorseless wit, and unjaded awe of the natural world.<br /><br /> Though it spans three decades, this book couldn’t be more timely or more urgent. Elected officials have opened the floodgates to prejudices that have for half a century been unacceptable or at least undercover. In a passionate introduction, Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they <i>don’t</i> represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. And in the essays themselves, newly annotated by the author, he investigates a number of issues, including the importance of empirical evidence, and decries bad science, religion in the schools, and climate-change deniers.<br /><br /> Dawkins has equal ardor for “the sacred truth of nature” and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world. Woven into an exploration of the vastness of geological time, for instance, is the peculiar history of the giant tortoises and the sea turtles—whose journeys between water and land tell us a deeper story about evolution. At this moment, when so many highly placed people still question the fact of evolution, Dawkins asks what Darwin would make of his own legacy—“a mixture of exhilaration and exasperation”—and celebrates science as possessing many of religion’s virtues—“explanation, consolation, and uplift”—without its detriments of superstition and prejudice.<br /><br /> In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, <i>Science in the Soul</i> is an essential collection by an indispensable author.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Science in the Soul</i></b><br /><br /> “The illumination of Richard Dawkins’s incisive thinking on the intellectual world extends far beyond biology. What a treat to see so clearly how matter and meaning fit together, from fiction to philosophy to molecular biology, in one unified vision!”<b>—Daniel C. Dennett, author of <i>From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds</i></b><br /><br /> “I thank Thor and Zeus that in their infinite wisdom they chose to make the great wordsmith of our age a great rationalist, and vice versa.”<b>—Matt Ridley, author of <i>The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge</i></b><br /><br /> “In this golden age of enlightened science writing, it is stunning that no scientist has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. It is time literature’s highest award be granted to a scientist whose writings have changed not just science but society. No living scientist is more deserving of such recognition than Richard Dawkins. . . . <i>Science in the Soul</i> is the perfect embodiment of Nobel–quality literature.”<b>—Michael Shermer, publisher of <i>Skeptic</i> magazine, columnist for <i>Scientific American, </i>and<i> </i>author of <i>The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People</i></b><br /><br /> “<i>Science in the Soul</i> is packed with Dr. Dawkins’s philosophy, humor, anger, and quiet wisdom, leading the reader gently but firmly to inevitable conclusions that edify and educate.”<b>—James Randi, author of <i>The Faith Healers</i></b>
Microsoft Word 2016 Guide: Teach Yourself Microstoft Word 2016; M...
by , Cyrus Jackson

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English

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413

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August 20, 2017

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<p>Microsoft Word 2016 is a word processor that allows you to create a variety of office documents; these documents includes but not limited to resumes, letters, and more. In this book, we will illustrate how to navigate the Word 2016 interface and become familiar with some of its most important features, such as backstage view, Ribbon, and Quick Access Toolbar.<br /><br /> The same concepts apply to other versions of Word such as but not limited to Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007. <br /><br /> This is a comprehensive tutorial on Word 2016 is for all categories of people including student, a business user or in a corporate environment. We will guide you in a couple hours from the basics word 2016 user to the advanced user.</p><br /><ul><br /> <li>Tutorials and step-by-step screenshots make lessons easy to follow and understand</li><br /> <li>Helps you grasp the basic functions of Word—and beyond</li><br /> <li>Walks you through Word's new features</li><br /> <li>Demonstrates how to set up, format, and edit Word documents</li><br /></ul><br /><p><strong>Exhaustive illustrations on</strong></p><br /><ul><br /> <li>Understanding the concept of OneDrive</li><br /> <li>Working with text</li><br /> <li>Page layout and printing</li><br /> <li>Working with objects</li><br /> <li>Changing text direction</li><br /> <li>Collaboration and reviewing</li><br /></ul>
What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyda...
by Robert Wolke

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English

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288

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July 29, 2009

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What makes ice cubes cloudy? How do shark attacks make airplanes safer? Can a person traveling in a car at the speed of sound still hear the radio? Moreover, would they want to...?<br /><br />Do you often find yourself pondering life's little conundrums? Have you ever wondered why the ocean is blue? Or why birds don't get electrocuted when perching on high-voltage power lines? Robert L. Wolke, professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and acclaimed author of <b>What Einstein Didn't Know</b>, understands the need to...well, understand. Now he provides more amusing explanations of such everyday phenomena as gravity (If you're in a falling elevator, will jumping at the last instant save your life?) and acoustics (Why does a whip make such a loud cracking noise?), along with amazing facts, belly-up-to-the-bar bets, and mind-blowing reality bites all with his trademark wit and wisdom.<br /><br />If you shoot a bullet into the air, can it kill somebody when it comes down? <br /><br />You can find out about all this and more in an astonishing compendium of the proverbial mind-boggling mysteries of the physical world we inhabit.<br /><br /><br />Arranged in a question-and-answer format and grouped by subject for browsing ease, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER is for anyone who ever pondered such things as why colors fade in sunlight, what happens to the rubber from worn-out tires, what makes red-hot objects glow red, and other scientific curiosities. Perfect for fans of Newton's Apple, Jeopardy!, and The Discovery Channel, WHAT EINSTEIN TOLD HIS BARBER also includes a glossary of important scientific buzz words and a comprehensive index. --><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
he Birth of Homo, the Marine Chimpanzee: When the tool becomes th...
by Michel Odent

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English

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116

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September 21, 2017

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Drawing on a diversity of fast-developing disciplines including genetics, physiology and pathology as well as the history of canoeing and studies of the fluctuation of sea levels, revolutionary thinker and birth pioneer Michel Odent examines the case for viewing the genus Homo as a ‘marine chimpanzee’ – particularly adapted to coastal areas. By exploring the practical implications of this vision of our species, including in the period surrounding birth, the author raises questions about the very survival of humanity. At a time in history when human domination of Nature is more profound than ever before, are we on the cusp of a ‘symbiotic revolution’?<br /><br />With his characteristic ability to look at the ‘big picture’ and ask questions that challenge conventional thinking, Michel Odent once again manages to persuade readers to view themselves, and their species, in a new light.
Everything All at Once: How to unleash your inner nerd, tap into ...
by , Corey S. Powell

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English

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386

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July 11, 2017

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<p><b>In the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Everything All at Once,</i> Bill Nye shows you how thinking like a nerd is the key to changing yourself and the world around you.</b></p><p>Everyone has an inner nerd just <i>waiting</i> to be awakened by the right passion. In <i>Everything All at Once,</i> Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable--that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his "everything all at once" approach that leaves no stone unturned.</p><p>Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach--starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as <i>Bill Nye The Science Guy.</i></p><p>This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It's how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in dare we say it <i>changing the world.</i></p>
We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about T...
by Stefan Klein

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English

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287

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November 05, 2015

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<DIV><P><B>“What distinguishes scientists, in your eyes?”</B>—Stefan Klein</P><P><B>“First and foremost, curiosity.”</B>—Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize–winning chemist</P><P>When Stefan Klein, an acclaimed journalist, sits down to talk with 18 of the world’s leading scientists, he finds they’re driven by, above all, curiosity. When they talk about their work, they turn to what’s next, to what they still hope to discover. And they see inspiration everywhere: From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for “the theory of everything” to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, they reveal how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab. We hear from extraordinary natural and social scientists, including:</P><ul><li>Evolutionary biologist <B>Richard Dawkins</B> on ego and selflessness</li><li>Primatologist <B>Jane Goodall</B> on chimpanzee behavior</li><li>Neuroscientist <B>V. S. Ramachandran</B> on consciousness</li><li>Geographer <B>Jared Diamond</B> on chance in history</li><li>Anthropologist <B>Sarah Hrdy</B> on motherhood</li><li>And cosmologist <B>Martin Rees</B> on how “ultimately we ourselves are stardust.”</li></ul></DIV>

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