The Brain

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Ammar Al-Chalabi,R. Shane Delamont,Martin R. Turner

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740530

Category: Science

Page: 272

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It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t. Commencing with a brief history of neuroscience, from the ancient practice of drilling holes in the head to relieve headaches to the latest results from MRI and CT scans, this accessible guide sets out to explore exactly what we do know about the brain. Including the most up-to-date research on the cerebral processes behind a wide array of human activity – from our capacity for language to how we remember – this lively and entertaining introduction assumes no previous scientific knowledge and offers a tantalizing glimpse into man’s most complex organ. Ammar Al-Chalabi is Honourary Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital, and a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. R. Shane Delamont is a Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital, and Martin Turner is Wellcome Fellow in Neurology at The Institute of Psychiatry. All three have extensive experience of teaching the key principles of neuroscience, and between them their specialist fields of expertise cover all of the main areas of contemporary brain research.
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Daoism

A Beginner's Guide

Author: James Miller

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740158

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to learn more about Daoism’s role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st century existence. James Miller is Assistant Professor of East Asian Traditions at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.
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The Middle East

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Philip Robins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740611

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Stuffed with historical background, real-life examples, profiles of key figures from Nasser to Gadaffi, and popular jokes from the region, The Middle East: A Beginner’s Guide is easy-to-read and full of insight. Philip Robins is University Lecturer in Middle East Politics at Oxford University. He is the author of A History of Jordan and has previously worked as a journalist for the BBC.
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Psychologie für Dummies

Author: Adam Cash

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527820027

Category: Psychology

Page: 402

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Wenn Sie großes Interesse an Menschen und ihrem Verhalten haben, sich aber nicht für lange Abhandlungen und Fachchinesisch erwärmen können, sollten Sie »Psychologie für Dummies« lesen. Denn Psychologie ist viel mehr als Freud und Co.: Was motiviert einen Menschen, extreme Dinge zu tun? Welche Rolle spielt die Biologie? Was bewirken Emotionen und wie kann man sie messen? Welche Faktoren bedingen Verhaltensänderungen? Und ab wann gilt jemand als psychisch krank? Adam Cash geht all diesen Fragen nach und gibt Ihnen Einblick in die verschiedenen Forschungsbereiche, in denen Psychologen tätig sind: Kognitive Psychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie, Sozialpsychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Forensische und Klinische Psychologie. Sie erhalten einen ganz neuen Zugang zu menschlichem Verhalten, Gefühlen und Abnormitäten.
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Past Lives for Beginners

A Guide to Reincarnation & Techniques to Improve Your Present Life

Author: Douglas De Long

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738735175

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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Helps you explore your previous lifetimes, embrace your wondrous past, and recognize that you, as a human soul, are eternal. This title describes different types of past-life recall experiences and shares favoured techniques of meditation and visualization used to gain access to those memories.
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Dyslexia

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Nicola Brunswick

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741502

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Winston Churchill, Andy Warhol, Walt Disney, Tom Cruise, Agatha Christie, Pablo Picasso. All famous and successful in their chosen professions. All dyslexic. Around 5 to 15% of speakers of alphabetic languages (e.g. English, French and Spanish) are dyslexic. But what is dyslexia? Are there different types of dyslexia? Is there a cure? What resources are available to help dyslexic children and adults? Nicola Brunswick answers these, and other, questions informed by current thinking and cutting-edge research. Dr Nicola Brunswick is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Middlesex University, UK.
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Artificial Intelligence

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Blay Whitby

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 144

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This jargon-free guide introduces the futuristic world of Artificial Intelligence, the science of creating machines that can think for themselves.
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A Beginner's Guide to Reality

Author: J. E. Baggott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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Have you ever wondered if the world is really there when you're not looking? We tend to take the reality of our world very much for granted. This book will lead you down the rabbit hole in search of something we can point to, hang our hats on and say this is real, On the way, Jim Baggott examines some of the things that have been said about reality by a few of the world's greatest thinkers-from the philosophers of ancient Greece to modern scientists and social theorists. Jim Baggott is the author of The Meaning of Quantum Physics and Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and Quantum Theory, both published by Oxford University Press. He lives in England.
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History of science

a beginner's guide

Author: Sean Johnston

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: 9781851686810

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Weaving together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, an addition to an easy-to-understand series offers a unique appraisal of both the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline, charting its progress since prehistory and revealing its role in shaping the twenty-first century. Original.
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Brain Surgery for Beginners

A Scalpel-free Guide to Your Insides

Author: Steve Parker,David West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906714697

Category: Brain

Page: 61

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'Brain Surgery for Beginners' looks at the human body from the control centre - the brain - and examines all aspects of the body from the heart, lungs and liver to muscles and bones.
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Censorship

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Julian Petley

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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From the execution of Socrates in 399 BC to the latest in Internet filtering, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in global media in the information age provides an impassioned manifesto for freedom of speech, explaining how media monopolies and moguls limit what news/entertainment they impart to the masses. Original.
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Spring im Einsatz

Author: Craig Walls

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446429468

Category: Computers

Page: 428

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SPRING IM EINSATZ // - Spring 3.0 auf den Punkt gebracht: Die zentralen Konzepte anschaulich und unterhaltsam erklärt. - Praxis-Know-how für den Projekteinsatz: Lernen Sie Spring mit Hilfe der zahlreichen Codebeispiele aktiv kennen. - Im Internet: Der vollständige Quellcode für die Applikationen dieses Buches Das Spring-Framework gehört zum obligatorischen Grundwissen eines Java-Entwicklers. Spring 3 führt leistungsfähige neue Features wie die Spring Expression Language (SpEL), neue Annotationen für IoC-Container und den lang ersehnten Support für REST ein. Es gibt keinen besseren Weg, um sich Spring anzueignen, als dieses Buch - egal ob Sie Spring gerade erst entdecken oder sich mit den neuen 3.0-Features vertraut machen wollen. Craig Walls setzt in dieser gründlich überarbeiteten 2. Auflage den anschaulichen und praxisorientierten Stil der Vorauflage fort. Er bringt als Autor sein Geschick für treffende und unterhaltsame Beispiele ein, die das Augenmerk direkt auf die Features und Techniken richten, die Sie wirklich brauchen. Diese Auflage hebt die wichtigsten Aspekte von Spring 3.0 hervor: REST, Remote-Services, Messaging, Security, MVC, Web Flow und vieles mehr. Das finden Sie in diesem Buch: - Die Arbeit mit Annotationen, um die Konfiguration zu reduzieren - Die Arbeit mit REST-konformen Ressourcen - Spring Expression Language (SpEL) - Security, Web Flow usw. AUS DEM INHALT: Spring ins kalte Wasser, Verschalten von Beans, Die XML-Konfiguration in Spring minimalisieren, Aspektorientierung, Zugriff auf die Datenbank, Transaktionen verwalten, Webapplikationen mit Spring MVC erstellen, Die Arbeit mit Spring Web Flow, Spring absichern, Die Arbeit mit Remote-Diensten, Spring und REST, Messaging in Spring, Verwalten von Spring-Beans mit JMX
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The Rough Guide to Mauritius

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241009324

Category: Travel

Page: 105

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Rough Guides Snapshot Mauritius (includes Port Louis, the northern islands, Black River Gorges National Park, Mahébourg, Blue Bay, Île aux Aigrettes, Le Morne Peninsula and Rodrigues). Rough Guides Snapshot Mauritius is the ultimate travel guide to this idyllic tropical island. It leads you through the country with reliable information and insightful coverage of all the main attractions, from the bustling capital of St Louis and its photogenic historic counterpart, Mahébourg, to the famed beaches of the north and forested slopes of Black River Gorges National Park. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip. Packed with pre-departure advice and practical tips, the Basics section contains all the information you need to travel around Mauritius, including transport, accommodation, food, drink, costs and health, while Contexts fills you in on history, beliefs and music and includes a handy Language section. Full coverage: Port Louis, Turtle Bay, Trou aux Biches, Grand Baie, Grand Gaube, the northern islands, Pamplemousses, Trou d'Eau Douce, Île aux Cerfs, the Bambous Mountains, Vieux Grand Port, Tamarin Falls, Curepipe, Le Pouce and the Moka Mountains, the Black River Gorges National Park, Mahébourg, Blue Bay and Pointe d'Esny, Île aux Aigrettes, La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, Souillac, Bel Ombre, Flic en Flac, Tamarin, Chamarel, La Gaulette, Le Morne Peninsula and Rodrigues and its offshore islands.
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Geschröpft und zur Ader gelassen

Eine kurze Kulturgeschichte der Medizin

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Dörlemann eBook

ISBN: 3908778689

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Geschröpft und zur Ader gelassen erkundet die vielfältige, oftmals seltsame und manchmal schauerliche Art und Weise, in der die Menschen über die Jahrhunderte hinweg versucht haben, Krankheiten zu bekämpfen. Roy Porter, weltweit einer der renommiertesten Medizinhistoriker, verschafft uns mit profunder Sachkenntnis und tiefgründigem Humor einen Überblick über die Geschichte der Medizin.
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A beginner's guide to Descartes's Meditations

Author: Gareth Southwell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 147

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A concise and readable guide to Descartes's Meditations geared toward beginner philosophy students (at A-level, or on undergraduate degree courses) and general readers. Offers clear explanations of the central themes and ideas, terminology, and arguments in the Meditations Features in-depth discussion of Descartes’ correspondence with his contemporaries Illustrates arguments and ideas with useful tables, diagrams, and images Includes a glossary of difficult terms as well as helpful biographical and historical information Includes references to further readings, films, and literature that contain similar philosophical themes Will form part of a series of Guides designed specifically for A-level philosophy students by an experienced teacher and founder of the popular website Philosophy Online
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Tiefe Meditation

Pfad zur persönlichen Freiheit

Author: Yogani

Publisher: FYÜ-Verlag Bernd Prokop

ISBN: 3942850230

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 117

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"Tiefe Meditation" ist ein Buch mit leicht zu befolgenden Anweisungen, die es erlauben, im täglichen Leben systematisch inneren Frieden, Kreativität und Energie zu entwickeln. Ob man ein effektives Mittel zur Stressreduzierung, zur Verbesserung seiner Beziehungen, zum Erreichen von mehr Erfolg in seiner beruflichen Laufbahn oder zur Offenbarung der letzten Lebenswahrheit in sich selbst suchst: "Tiefe Meditation" kann eine entscheidende Quelle für die Entwicklung der persönlichen Freiheit und Erleuchtung sein. Yogani ist der Autor zweier bahnbrechender Bücher zu den effektivsten spirituellen Praktiken der Welt: Fortgeschrittene Yoga-Übungen - Leichte Lektionen für ein ekstatisches Leben, ein umfassendes anwendungsfreundliches Lehrbuch und Wilders Geheimnisse, ein bedeutsamer spiritueller Roman. Die FYÜ-Erleuchtungsreihe stellt diese tiefgründigen Übungen in einer Buchreihe mit knappen und präzisen Unterweisungen zur Verfügung.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Photographic Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

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