The Ten Types of Human

A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

Author: Dexter Dias

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519373

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

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‘This book is the one. Think Sapiens and triple it.’ – Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected We all have ten types of human in our head. They’re the people we become when we face life’s most difficult decisions. We want to believe there are things we would always do – or things we never would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? The Ten Types of Human is a pioneering examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, uncovering the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. From courtrooms to civil wars, from Columbus to child soldiers, Dexter Dias takes us on a globe-spanning journey in search of answers, touching on the lives of some truly exceptional people. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is a provocative map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are – and who we can be. ‘I emerged from this book feeling better about almost everything... a mosaic of faces building into this extraordinary portrait of our species.’ – Guardian ‘The Ten Types of Human is a fantastic piece of non-fiction, mixing astonishing real-life cases with the latest scientific research to provide a guide to who we really are. It’s inspiring and essential.’ – Charles Duhigg ‘Uplifting and indispensable.’ – Howard Cunnell What readers are saying about 'the most important book in years': ‘utterly compelling...this one comes with a warning – only pick it up if you can risk not putting it down’ – Wendy Heydorn on Amazon, 5 stars ‘one of the most remarkable books I've read... I can genuinely say that it has changed the way I view the world’ – David Jones on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the human condition... a thrilling and beautifully crafted book’ – Wasim on Amazon, 5 stars ‘This is the most important book I have read in years’ – Natasha Geary on Amazon, 5 stars ‘an important and fascinating read... It will keep you glued to the page’ – Hilary Burrage on Amazon, 5 stars ‘a journey that I will never forget, will always be grateful for, and I hope will help me question who I am... a work of genius’ – Louise on Amazon, 5 stars ‘This is a magnificent book that will capture the interest of every type of reader... one of those rare and special books that demand rereading’ – Amelia on Amazon, 5 stars ‘I simply couldn’t put it down... one of the most significant books of our time’ – Jocelyne Quennell on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Read The Ten Types of Human and be prepared to fall in love’ – Helen Fospero on Amazon, 5 stars
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Marine Genetic Resources, R&D and the Law 1

Complex Objects of Use

Author: Bleuenn Guilloux

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119528194

Category: Nature

Page: 302

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Advances in research and development reveal the immense diversity and potential of marine genetic resources. Under international law, no specific regime applies to these complex and paradoxical objects of use. The Law of the Sea Convention sets a framework that is partly inadequate for this new category of resources. The Biodiversity Convention and the Nagoya Protocol only address the genetic resources of national areas. Patents allow their holder to exercise a monopoly on exploiting biotechnological creations to extensive claims, questioning the common nature of biodiversity and related knowledge. They hinder research and the objectives of biodiversity law. The legal and practical rules of physical and functional access vary in geometry. They focus on the valorization of research results, crystallizing conflicts of interest between suppliers and users. Sustainable research and development is essential to the knowledge and protection of marine biodiversity. The qualification of marine genetic resources in common, standard contractual tools, distributed research and development infrastructures, negotiation of an agreement on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, would To remove these inconsistencies.
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The Billfish Story

Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea

Author: Stan Ulanski

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820346330

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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The billfish is fixed at the apex of the oceanic food chain. Composed of sailfish, marlin, spearfish, and swordfish, they roam the pelagic waters of the Atlantic and are easily recognized by their long, spear-like beaks. Noted for their speed, size, and acrobatic jumps, billfish have for centuries inspired a broad spectrum of society. Even in antiquity, Aristotle, who assiduously studied the swordfish, named this gladiator of the sea xiphias--the sword. The Billfish Story tells the saga of this unique group of fish and those who have formed bonds with them--relationships forged by anglers, biologists, charter-boat captains, and conservationists through their pursuit, study, and protection of these species. More than simply reciting important discoveries, Stan Ulanski argues passionately that billfish occupy a position of unique importance in our culture as a nexus linking natural and human history. Ulanski, both a scientist and an angler, brings a rich background to the subject in a multifaceted approach that will enrich not only readers' appreciation of billfish but the whole of the natural world.
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Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors

A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to Science

Author: John Leonard Thornton,R. I. J. Tully

Publisher: London, The Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautical libraries

Page: 406

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Contenido : 1. Scientific Literature before the invention of printing 2. Scientific Incunabula 3. Scientific books of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries 4. Seventeenth-century Scientific Books 5. Scientific Books from 1701-1800 6. Scientific Books of the ninereenth century 7. The rise of the Scientific societies 8. The growth of Scientific periodical literature 9. Scientific Bibliographies and bibliographers 10. Private Scientific libraries 11. Scientific publishing and bookselling 12. Scientific libraries of to-day.
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Tess

Roman

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423416351

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7147

Der große Schicksalsroman Durch Zufall erfährt die in ärmlichen Verhältnissen lebende Tess Durbeyfield, dass ihre Familie einem alten normannischen Adelsgeschlecht entstammt. Ihr Entschluss, vermeintliche Verwandte zu besuchen, hat fatale Folgen für die junge Frau: Sie trifft auf die zwei Männer, die den Gang ihres Schicksals unheilvoll lenken. Mit Tess sorgte Thomas Hardy 1891 für Aufsehen. Der Roman zählt zu den großen Klassikern der englischen Literatur. Diese Neuausgabe in attraktiver Sonderausstattung bietet die zeitgemäße Übersetzung von Helga Schulz.
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Autonomous Nature

Problems of Prediction and Control From Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317395883

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature came to be perceived as an orderly, rational, physical world that could be engineered, controlled, and managed. Autonomous Nature focuses on the history of unpredictability, why it was a problem for the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution, and why it is a problem for today. The work is set in the context of vignettes about unpredictable events such as the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Bubonic Plague, the Lisbon Earthquake, and efforts to understand and predict the weather and natural disasters. This book is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, or the philosophy of science.
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Frei geboren

eine Löwin in zwei Welten : ein Bericht

Author: Joy Adamson,George Adamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 236

View: 1868

A woman describes her experiences raising an orphaned lion cub intending that it eventually return to the jungle.
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The Nation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Eine Geschichte von zwei Städten

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736856393

Category: Fiction

Page: 545

View: 417

Das Werk "Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten" (Originaltitel: "A Tale of Two Cities") ist ein historischer Roman von Charles Dickens. Geschrieben 1859, ist das Buch mit über 200 Millionen verkauften Ausgaben das meistgedruckte original englischsprachige Buch aller Zeiten und gehört zu den berühmtesten Werken der Weltliteratur.
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The American Library Annual

Including Index to Dates of Current Events; Necrology of Writers; Bibliographies; Statistics of Book Production; Select Lists of Libraries; Directories of Publishers and Booksellers; List of Private Collectors of Books, Etc

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 8793

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Augustus

eine Biographie

Author: Jochen Bleicken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499626500

Category:

Page: 816

View: 9994

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The Library Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Choice literature

Page: N.A

View: 6070

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 7031

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Tagebuch einer Lady auf dem Lande

Roman

Author: E. M. Delafield

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641080452

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3800

Eine Lady lässt sich nicht unterkriegen ... England in den 1930er-Jahren. In einem Dorf in der Grafschaft Devon vertraut sich eine Lady mit messerscharfem Verstand ihrem einzigen Freund an – dem Tagebuch. Die Welt hat sich gegen sie verschworen, im Haushalt regiert das Chaos, die Köchin droht mit Kündigung, und ihre beiden überaus reizenden Kinder Vicky und Robin neigen dazu, stets am falschen Ort zur falschen Zeit für Unheil zu sorgen. Von ihrem Gatten Robert, der sich am liebsten hinter der Times verschanzt, hat die Lady keine Hilfe zu erwarten. So kämpft sie allein um Haltung bei Teegesellschaften, Dorffesten, Abendeinladungen und vor allem, wenn sie der grässlich perfekten Lady B. begegnet, die ihre Eitelkeiten wie einen Pudel mit sich herumführt. Ein Glück, dass wenigstens ihr Tagebuch die Lady auf dem Lande nicht im Stich lässt ...
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Out There

Inmitten des Bösen

Author: Brian Augustyn,Humberto Ramos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897487383

Category:

Page: 144

View: 9269

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Australian Books in Print 1999

2 Volumes

Author: K G Saur Books

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9781864520255

Category: Reference

Page: 2200

View: 3190

Whether you're looking for a book published in Australia, about Australia, or written by an Australian, you're sure to find it in Australian Books in Print. All together, some 80,000 active titles -- fiction, nonfiction, juvenile, adult, professional, large format, and standard size -- are indexed by title, author, and keyword. To facilitate ordering, 11,000 Australian publishers and distributors are profiled by name, address, personnel, sales terms, and more. Information on local agents of overseas publishers, Australian representation, associations, literary awards, and book series is also provided.
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