How the Major Leagues Respond to Market Conditions
Author: Frank P. Jozsa,John J. Guthrie
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
View: 3117Examines the business of professional league sports, focusing on league expansion and franchise relocation.
Author: Howard L. Resnikoff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 3996The Illusion of Reality was conceived during my tenure as director of the newly established Division of Information Science and Technology at the National Science Foundation in 1979-1981 as a partial response to the need for a textbook for students, both in and out of government, that would pro vide a comprehensive view of information science as a fundamental constitu ent of other more established disciplines with a unity and coherence distinct from computer science, cognitive science, and library science although it is related to all of them. Driven by the advances of information technology, the perception of information science has progressed rapidly: today it seems well understood that information processing biological organisms and informa tion processing electronic machines have something basic in common that may subsume the theory of computation, as well as fundamental parts of physics. This book is primarily intended as a text for an advanced undergraduate or a graduate introduction to information science. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject has naturally led to the inclusion of a considerable amount of background material in various fields. The reader is likely to fmd the treat ment relatively oversimplified in fields with which he is familiar and, perhaps, somewhat heavier sailing in less familiar waters. The theme of common principles among seemingly unrelated applications provides the connective tissue for the diverse topics covered in the text and, I hope, justifies the variable level of presentation. Some of the material appears here for the first time.
Work Routines, Professional Ideologies, and the Manufacture of Sports News
Author: Mark Douglas Lowes
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 2709The working world of contemporary sports journalism through the eyes of the reporters, editors, and athletes who inhabit it. An account and analysis of the ideology behind sports news.
Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926
Author: S. W. Pope
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
View: 6882In this book, S. W. Pope examines the rise of America's sporting culture in the years between 1876 and 1926. His focus offers a unique look at the formation of American attitudes toward work, leisure, class, assimilation, and national image.
Time, Spacetime and the Nature of Reality
Author: Vesselin Petkov
Publisher: Minkowski Institute Press
Category: Space and time
View: 7781The greatest mystery in the world is its very existence. In our intellectual development, we all reach a turning point when we start asking the perennial existential questions: "What is the world?"; "What am I?"; "What is the meaning of the existence of the world and myself?". As the German philosopher Schopenhauer put it: "The lower a man stands in intellectual respects the less of a riddle does existence seem to him... but, the clearer his consciousness becomes the more the problem grasps him in its greatness." This book explores what fundamental physics tells us about the physical world and how the scientific picture of what exists often differs disturbingly from the "common sense" view based on the way our senses reflect the world. Centuries-old illusions are identified by showing that they contradict experimentally-confirmed results of modern physics, which clears the way toward deeper understanding of reality. The greatest illusion that the world exists only at the present moment of time has been realized by many great thinkers, but so far the human race has been unable to free itself from it, prompting Einstein to write this: "the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." Getting rid of such stubbornly persistent illusions by open-mindedly examining the implications of modern physics for the physical world can help us rise above the fog of everyday life and see Nature the way she herself is.
Reality and Illusion in Modern Drama
Author: Anthony S. Abbott
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
View: 3139The Vital Lie is the first book to examine the reality-illusion conflict in modern drama from Ibsen to present-day playwrights. The book questions why vital lies, lies necessary for life itself, are such an obsessive concern for playwrights of the last hundred years. Using the work of fifteen playwrights, Abbott seeks to discover if modern playwrights treat illusions as helpful or necessary to life, or as signals of sicknesses from which human beings need to be cured. What happens to characters when they are forced to face the truth about themselves and their worlds without the protection of their illusions? The author develops a three-part historical analysis of the use of the reality-illusion theme, from its origins as a metaphysical search to its current elaborations as a theatrical game.
How You Make the World You Experience
Author: Ralph Strauch
View: 9713Look around you. Notice your surroundings. What you see seems solid and real, a fixed objective reality existing "out there" separate from you. But it's not, Ralph Strauch argues in this provocative exploration of perception, reality, and the mechanisms that link them. What you perceive are images you create, part of a grand illusion that you participate in and support. The external world is a "rich reality" -- offering far wider possibilities than most of us realize. THE REALITY ILLUSION explores the mechanisms you use to to bring the particular world you experience into focus, and explores the benefits of more fully understanding the collective illusion we call reality.
Author: Ruby Larry
View: 9360Dana needs a reality check. Her cunning and ruthless way of living traps her in a illusion, making her unaware of what's real. She doesn't realize she is creating her own misery. Dana's life is filled with friends who think they have gained in life through drugs, murder, lying and cheating. Some of these friends escape the illusion while others remain trapped, victims to their lifestyles and the time they have wasted. In order to return to reality, Dana needs to change her way and thought process, not knowing exactly how much time she has left.
Baseball's Top Managers and how They Got that Way
Author: Leonard Koppett
Publisher: Temple University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 3462A study of the strategies of baseball managers and speculation about their styles of managing. Leonard Koppett's analysis is based on personal interaction with all of the managers active since 1950 and their descriptions and judgements of the generation of men who preceded them.
The Meaning of Anxiety
Author: David Smail
Publisher: Karnac Books
View: 5838This work challenges the notion that anxiety and depression amount to a mental illness denoting that something is wrong with the individual sufferer. Instead, anxiety and depression are described as perfectly rational responses to difficulties in the sufferer’s world, experienced subjectively by that person. An essential contrast is drawn between objective conceptions of normality (what reality ought to be as per commercial and other objectifying sources) and the reality of the individual’s subjective experience of the world (abuse, unemployment, and so on). Chapters include tackling the myth of normality; examining shyness; and analysing the way in which assumptions behind the use of language can foster anxiety and depression. The book’s primary purpose is to explain the meaning of anxiety as experienced by the sufferer. These insights also lead to a view, by way of secondary purpose, that the role of the therapist is not in ‘curing’ the individual, but rather to negotiate demystification and to provide insight into the effects of the problems in the sufferer’s world, based on the sufferer and the therapist’s shared subjective understanding. The curative claims of other models of ‘treatment’ are evaluated. Whilst David Smail’s training in psychology and philosophy shines through his analysis, the primary source for his views is his experience as a clinical psychologist working in the NHS in Nottingham seeing ‘patients’ from all walks of life.
Author: Chuck Coburn,Tim Scapillato
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 4927Join former businessman and long-time professional psychic Chuck Coburn as he searches deep in the rain forest of Ecuador for a shaman of a headhunting tribe- and encounters the mystical realms of angels, spirit guides, sacred sites and psychic healers. With down-to-earth humor, Coburn melds amazing true stories of his personal journey with teachings of metaphysical laws, including how to activate your own natural psychic abilities. Learn the three step process for manifesting your desires. Overcome the obstacles of fear and limitation Explore the shamanic arts of healing, psychonavigation, non-ordinary reality and time journeying Open the lines of communication between you and your spirit guides
The Role of Boxing in American Society
Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 1104"Carefully documents the ruin waiting for almost all those ill-advised enough to become professional boxers. He confirms all the legends, of crime, of swindling, of the miserable economic rewards allotted to the vast majority of fighters. . . the traditional racism of the American ring. . . . No one, reading Sammons, can doubt that it is evil." -- Times Literary Supplement
Author: Alex Rosenberg
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
View: 2197A book for nonbelievers who embrace the reality-driven life. We can't avoid the persistent questions about the meaning of life-and the nature of reality. Philosopher Alex Rosenberg maintains that science is the only thing that can really answer them—all of them. His bracing and ultimately upbeat book takes physics seriously as the complete description of reality and accepts all its consequences. He shows how physics makes Darwinian natural selection the only way life can emerge, and how that deprives nature of purpose, and human action of meaning, while it exposes conscious illusions such as free will and the self. The science that makes us nonbelievers provides the insight into the real difference between right and wrong, the nature of the mind, even the direction of human history. The Atheist's Guide to Reality draws powerful implications for the ethical and political issues that roil contemporary life. The result is nice nihilism, a surprisingly sanguine perspective atheists can happily embrace.
Reality, Illusion or Necessity?
Author: Geert Verbong,Derk Loorbach
Category: Business & Economics
View: 6727The Energy Transition, the inevitable shift away from cheap, centralized, largely fossil-based energy systems, is one of the core challenges of our time. This book provides a coherent and novel insight into the nature of this challenge and possible strategies to accelerate and guide such transitions. It brings together prominent European scholars and practitioners from the fields of energy transition research and governance to draw attention to the current complex dynamics in the energy domain, and offer elegant and provocative explanations for current crises and lock-ins. They identify multiple energy transition pathways that emerge and increasingly compete, and emphasize the need and possibilities for novel governance. By analysing the complexity of energy transition processes and the difficulties in shifting to sustainable pathways, this text questions the extent to which actually governing energy transitions is already reality, just an illusion, or a bare necessity.
Author: David Deutsch
Publisher: Penguin UK
View: 5081An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.