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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Prepping and Self Sufficiency With A Minimalism Life Guide: Prepping for Beginners and Survival Guides

Prepping for Beginners and Survival Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1633833062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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What does prepping mean? It means to be prepared for any disaster. It means being self-sufficient and to survive regardless of the situation. Here are three books that will train you to be prepared and self-sufficient. Never again be caught unprepared in the face of extreme weather disturbances or other natural phenomena. Master the basics of survival. Begin reading today.
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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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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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The History of Medicine

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745273

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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In a world burdened by chronic conditions and mutating viruses, with a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the 21st century’s hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores Indian and Chinese traditions, as well as the origins of today’s so-called alternative therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.
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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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