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.

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.

The Hidden Lives of Brahman

Sankara's Vedanta through His Upanisad Commentaries, in Light of Contemporary Practice

Author: Joël André-Michel Dubois

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438448074

Category: Philosophy

Page: 445

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Uses both textual and ethnographic sources to demonstrate that in Śaṅkara’s vedānta, brahman is an active force as well as a transcendent ultimate. Śaṅkara’s thought, advaita vedānta or non-dual vedānta, is a tradition focused on brahman, the ultimate reality transcending all particular manifestations, words, and ideas. It is generally considered that the transcendent brahman cannot be attained through any effort or activity. While this conception is technically correct, in The Hidden Lives of Brahman, Joël André-Michel Dubois contends that it is misleading. Hidden lives of brahman become visible when analysis of Śaṅkara’s seminal commentaries is combined with ethnographic descriptions of contemporary Brāhmin students and teachers of vedānta, a group largely ignored in most studies of this tradition. Dubois demonstrates that for Śaṅkara, as for Brāhmin tradition in general, brahman is just as much an active force, fully connected to the dynamic power of words and imagination, as it is a transcendent ultimate. “The central idea of a multifaceted braham in Śaṅkara’s thought is original and will be well received.” — Frederick Smith, coeditor of Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms “The author’s detailed descriptions of the actual pedagogical practices of contemporary Brāhmin training is a welcome contribution. One gets a real sense of the teacher-student relationship from this book.” — Andrew O. Fort, author of Jīvanmukti in Transformation: Embodied Liberation in Advaita and Neo-Vedānta “[Dubois] captures the sounds, sights, and tastes of India’s Brāhmin schools and centers of study, conveying a sense of what he calls the ‘hidden lives’ of young people who later emerge to carry on the tradition of advaita vedānta. In elegant, descriptive language, Dubois evokes the mood and energy of the daily life followed by these young men as they prepare for highly specialized careers.” — from the Foreword by Christopher Key Chapple

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

View: 9212


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.

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: 1409



Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel

Specifications, Connections, Details

Author: Terri Meyer Boake

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038214833

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

View: 9633


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.

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

View: 6747


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.


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.

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language

Author: Miriam Faust

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345885

Category: Psychology

Page: 1128

View: 4523


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