The Hidden Connections

A Science for Sustainable Living

Author: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385494726

Category: Science

Page: 300

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The author of The Tao of Physics applies the principles of complexity theory to an analysis of the vast expanse of all human relationships to examine the social impact of emerging scientific principles, discussing such important matters as the management of human organizations, the challenges and dangers of economic globalization, and the nature and problems of biotechnology. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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The Etymologicon

A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Author: Mark Forsyth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101611766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Do you know why… …a mortgage is literally a death pledge? …why guns have girls’ names? …why salt is related to soldier? You’re about to find out… The Etymologicon (e-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is: *Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor *Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge *Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from “gruntled” to “disgruntled”; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers “money for salt”; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
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Integrated Activism

Applying the Hidden Connections between Ecology, Economics, Politics, and Social Progress

Author: Alexis Zeigler

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583946195

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 1400

How do peak oil, climate change, and the limits of growth affect abortion rights, income equality, and civil liberty? In this impassioned treatise, author and activist Alexis Zeigler reveals the hidden connections between ecology, economics, politics, and social justice—and shows us how to use these connections to effect real, long-lasting change. Most activist movements, says Zeigler, suffer from a kind of tunnel vision in which the true causes and resulting side effects of the desired change are left unexamined—rendering the movements shortsighted and unaware of their own long-term fallout. We cannot effectively address our problems in isolation or with ecological blinders on. Instead we must integrate our activism and ensure that all strategies and actions take into account the historically demonstrated fact that a society’s environmental resources ultimately define its level of freedom, fairness, and financial equity. Packed with surprising facts and eye-opening arguments, Integrated Activism is a must-read not only for every serious activist, but also for anyone looking for a solid, creditable philosophy and approach to building a fairer, freer, more sustainable future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik

Author: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105608052

Category: Science

Page: 366

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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Brain Trust

The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer's Disease

Author: Colm A. Kelleher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416507566

Category: Science

Page: 320

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When the cattle-borne sickness known as Mad Cow Disease first appeared in America in 2003, authorities were quick to assure the nation that the outbreak was isolated, quarantined, and posed absolutely no danger to the general public. What we were not told was that the origins of the sickness may already have been here and suspected for a quarter of a century. This illuminating exposé of the threat to our nation's health reveals for the first time how Mad Cow Disease (a.k.a. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) has jumped species, infecting humans in the form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), and may be hidden in the enormous increase in the number of Alzheimer's cases since 1979. Detailing the history and biology of Mad Cow Disease, Brain Trust discloses how an investigation into the mysterious deaths in a group of cannibals in a remote part of the world evolved into a research program in the United States that may have had unforeseen and frightening consequences. The shocking questions examined include: • Have millions of Americans already been exposed to the prions known to cause Mad Cow Disease through years of eating tainted beef? • Does the epidemic of prion disease spreading like wildfire through the nation's deer and elk pose a threat to hunters and venison eaters? • Are the cattle mutilations discovered in the last 30 years part of a covert, illegal sampling program designed to learn how far the deadly prions have spread throughout the nation's livestock and beef products? Exposing the devastating truth about Mad Cow Disease and a new theory of the possible consequences of a little-known government research program and the potential national health catastrophe that may be the result, Brain Trust inoculates Americans with an effective cure: the truth.
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Static and Dynamic Neural Networks

From Fundamentals to Advanced Theory

Author: Madan Gupta,Liang Jin,Noriyasu Homma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471460923

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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Provides comprehensive treatment of the theory of both static anddynamic neural networks. * Theoretical concepts are illustrated by reference to practicalexamples Includes end-of-chapter exercises and end-of-chapterexercises. *An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wileyeditorial department.
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Communicating Process Architectures 2002

WoTUG-25 : Proceedings of the 25th WoTUG Technical Meeting, 15-18 September 2002, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Author: World Occam and Transputer User Group. Technical Meeting

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9784274905391

Category: Computer multitasking

Page: 387

View: 9111

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Theatre for Living

The Art and Science of Community-Based Dialogue

Author: David Diamond,Fritjof Capra

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425127681

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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Winner of the 2008 American Alliance for Theatre and Education "Book of Distinction" Award. Theatre is a primal language that used to be spoken by everyone; everyone included the "living community". Weaving together Systems Theory and the groundbreaking work of Fritjof Capra , Theatre of the Oppressed and the revolutionary work of Augusto Boal , and his own 25 years of practical experience in community-based popular theatre, David Diamond creates a silo-busting book that embraces the complexity of real life. Some of the questions Theatre for Living asks and attempts to answer: From a perspective of biology and sociology, how is a community a living thing? How do we design a theatre practice to consciously work with living communities to help them tell their stories? How do we accomplish this without demonizing those characters with whom we disagree? Must we constantly do battle to defeat an endless stream of oppressors, or can we imagine a world in which we stop creating them? Why is this important? What should we be on the look-out for (both positive and negative) when doing this work? What practical games and exercises can we use to awaken group consciousness? Who will be interested in Theatre for Living? Artists; community development workers; educators; activists; people working in social services, mediation and conflict resolution; health care professionals; anyone with an interest in finding new ways to approach the intersection of culture and social justice. "I greatly admire the achievements of David Diamond and his Headlines Theatre. He is following his own path, doing extraordinary and groundbreaking work in several fields, like his work with many First Nations communities in Canada and the US, and his adaptation of Forum Theatre on TV and on the Internet. This book relates the experiences of his life in theatre. For what he has already done, is doing, and certainly will do, David Diamond deserves all our support." Augusto Boal, founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, author of Theatre of the Oppressed, Rainbow of Desire, and Legislative Theatre David Diamonds work has been an inspiration to performers, artists, community leaders throughout Canada and beyond. The ideas in Theatre for Living are large, daring, challenging; but the steps by which Diamond follows and implements the ideas are precise and accessible. As I read I found myself being taken further and further into the life that is both theatre and the making of theatre, which is to say I was led into how life can be given its meaning. Hugh Brody, anthropologist and film-maker, author of Maps And Dreams, Living Arctic and The Other Side of Eden
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Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

Specifications, Connections, Details

Author: Terri Meyer Boake

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038214833

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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This book provides the means for a better control and purposeful consideration of the design of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). It deploys a detailed categorization of AESS and its uses according to design context, building typology and visual exposure. In a rare combination, this approach makes high quality benchmarks compatible with economies in terms of material use, fabrication methods, workforce and cost. Building with exposed steel has become more and more popular worldwide, also as advances in fire safety technology have permitted its use for building tasks under stringent fire regulations. On her background of long standing as a teacher in architectural steel design affiliated with many institutions, the author ranks among the world‘s best scholars on this topic. Among the fields covered by the extensive approach of this book are the characteristics of the various categories of AESS, the interrelatedness of design, fabrication and erection of the steel structures, issues of coating and protection (including corrosion and fire protection), special materials like weathering steel and stainless steel, the member choices and a connection design checklist. The description draws on many international examples from advanced contemporary architecture, all visited and photographed by the author, among which figure buildings like the Amgen Helix Bridge in Seattle, the Shard Observation Level in London, the New York Times Building and the Arganquela Footbridge.
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Unterwelt

Roman

Author: Don DeLillo

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306022

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

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Die Handlung des Romans schwingt in großen Bögen von den 50er Jahren in die heutige Zeit und zurück, fahrt von New York durch die Weiten Amerikas bis in die Wüste Arizonas. Nick Shay, der eine Schuld aus seiner Jugend in sich trägt, arbeitet und lebt mit seiner Familie in Arizona. In der Wüste von Arizona bemalt Klara Sax, die leidenschaftlich für ihre Unabhängigkeit von Familie und Konventionen gekämpft hat, den Abfall der Geschichte, ausrangierte B-52 Bomber, und schafft ein gigantisches Kunstobjekt. In New York, in der Bronx, hatten Nick und Klara einst eine kurze, leidenschaftliche Affäre. Ihre Lebensläufe, ihre Erinnerungen verbinden sich mit einer Vielzahl von unvergeßlichen Figuren, fiktiven und historischen, mit politischen, sportlichen und künstlerischen Ereignissen und mit einem Baseball, der 1951 bei einem berühmten Spiel geschlagen wurde, als zum gleichen Zeitpunkt die Sowjetunion ihre erste Atombombe zündete. Kunstvoll komponiert, in einer lebendigen, originellen und facettenreichen Sprache geschrieben, ist Unterwelt ein unvergleichlicher Roman, ein Bild Amerikas, ein Bild unserer Zeit und unserer Welt. In seinem großen Roman Unterwelt beschwört Don DeLillo ein faszinierendes Panorama der letzten Hälfte dieses Jahrhunderts. Unsere Alltagswelt, Kunst, Sport und Politik, die alles bestimmende Bilderflut von der Werbung bis zum Internet spiegeln sich im Leben der Figuren, in deren Mittelpunkt Nick Shay, Manager in einer Müllentsorgungsfirma, und Klara Sax, eine Konzeptkünstlerin, stehen.
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Schattenkinder

Roman

Author: Margaret Forster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596154470

Category:

Page: 505

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Die verborgene Wirklichkeit

Paralleluniversen und die Gesetze des Kosmos

Author: Brian Greene

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641082072

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Wir sind nicht allein! - Brian Greene über unsere Doppelgänger im All In seinem neuen Buch macht sich Physiker und Bestsellerautor Brian Greene auf die Suche nach der »verborgenen Wirklichkeit« im Universum. Er zeigt, warum vieles dafür spricht, dass wir in den Weiten des Kosmos nicht allein sind, und er beschreibt, welchen Parallelwelten die Astrophysiker auf der Spur sind. Wie keinem Zweiten gelingt es ihm dabei, physikalische Spitzenforschung mit hohem Unterhaltungswert zu verbinden.
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Hidden Connections and Double Meanings

Author: David Wells

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486824624

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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You don't have to be a mathematician to appreciate these intriguing problems and puzzles, which focus on insight and imagination rather than technique. Includes hints and solutions.
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Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 6998

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist
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Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.
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Upaniṣads

Author: Patrick Olivelle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835765

Category: Religion

Page: 446

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The Upanisads are the central scriptures of Hinduism. They represent some of the most important literary products in the history of Indian culture and religion, both because they played a critical role in the development of religious ideas in India and because they are our greatest source for the religious, social, and intellectual history of ancient India. Composed at a time of great social, economic, and religious change, the Upanisads document the transition from the archaic ritualismof the Veda into new religious ideas and institutions. The first major English translation of the ancient Upanisads for over half a century, Olivelle's work incorporates the most recent historical and philological scholarship. The introduction and detailed notes make this edition ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions.
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Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success, and Happiness in the Digital Age

Author: Porter Gale,Guy Kawasaki

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145168875X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Outlines new approaches to networking that reflect shifting cultural values and improved digital technologies, sharing instructional case studies and practical tips for network building using online social media and in-person interactions.
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Donde Esta Mi Casa?/Where Is Home?

Author: Gunter Pauli

Publisher: Editorial San Pablo

ISBN: 9789588233840

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Where is Home? is a beautifully illustrated, bilingual Spanish/English children's book that uses Gunter Pauli's ZERI* Education model to teach children science. The book includes a teachers and parents guide and hands on activities that help children apply what they have learned. Gunter Pauli's ZERI* Education model proposes that children, adolescents, and young adults learn science in a way that gives them a more profound academic understanding at the same time that it helps develop their emotional intelligence, eco-literacy, and artistic/creative capacities. If children are to learn how to think, design, create, and dream in systems, then they must be exposed to systems thinking at an early age. Critical concepts become part of the child's long-term memory and the student gains an intuitive grasp of the big picture. Then the learning of the specific tools, concepts, and principles involved become far more appealing. When students start with a story that integrates ethics, economics, biology, and mathematics, they will be drawn to studying those disciplines later on. Pauli's work in sustainable manufacturing and agricultural became the catalyst for a major educational reform in Colombia. The strife and violence that exists in this country spawned an urgent desire on the part of college students to rebuild their society. The professors and engineering students at University EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia, eagerly embraced an integrated educational approach, including a compulsory course in biology for engineering majors. As the concept spread to other universities, the need to mold the earlier educational tracks in this new direction became apparent; first in a High School in Manizales where ZERI's coffee and bamboo projects have taken off, and then in elementary schools which asked for a version of this program adapted to their level, comparable to the Garden School projects of the Center for Ecoliteracy.
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Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154517

Category:

Page: 411

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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
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The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

Author: Miriam Faust

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345885

Category: Psychology

Page: 1128

View: 9565

This handbook provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of the relationship between the brain and language, from the perspectives of both basic research and clinical neuroscience. Includes contributions from an international team of leading figures in brain-language research Features a novel emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies and their application to the central questions in the brain-language relationship Incorporates research on all parts of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language Covers a wide range of issues, including basic level and high level linguistic functions, individual differences, and neurologically intact and different clinical populations
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