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  • Unlocking Your Inner Courage

    Unlocking Your Inner Courage
    av Melvyn L. Fein

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633881693

    Courage is not just for heroes. It is a virtue that everyone can possess. This book will teach you how to develop the courage you never knew you had.Building upon his fifty-year career as a clinician and professor of sociology, Dr. Melvin Fein demon…

  • Divided on D-Day

    Divided on D-Day
    av Edward E. Gordon

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633883192

    Two historians--one American and one British--examine the ways in which rivalries and personality conflicts among Allied commanders adversely affected the D-Day invasion and its aftermath.In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of D-Day comes this f…

  • Everyday Mind Reading

    Everyday Mind Reading
    av William, Ph.D Ickes

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591021193

    Looks at the author's research into the measurement of people reading minds, including thoughts and feelings, women's intuition, the similar thoughts of twins, and ways people can improve their mind reading ability.

  • What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

    What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
    av David Disalvo

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616144838

    This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is frequently not what your brain needs. In fact, much of what makes our brains "happy" leads to errors, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our own way extremely difficult…

  • The Marvelous Learning Animal

    The Marvelous Learning Animal
    av Arthur W. Staats

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616145972

    What makes us human? In recent decades, researchers have focused on innate tendencies and inherited traits as explanations for human behavior, especially in light of groundbreaking human genome research. The author thinks this trend is misleading. A…

  • Reality Check

    Reality Check
    av David L. Weiner

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591023029

    What is reality? Each of us has a 'virtual reality map' imprinted on our brains, which consists of our individual ideologies, opinions, attitudes, values, and beliefs that we've built up over the years. But what if you learned that your reality map…

  • Out of Our Minds

    Out of Our Minds
    av Sascha Garson

    Häftad - 1986 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879753207

    The pain and anguish suffered by the victims of mental illness and their families is overwhelming. The problems and the inability to cope are often too much to endure, and families are torn apart. Parents and siblings often feel as guilty as the pat…

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Land

    Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Land
    av Daniel Friedenberg

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879757229

    This book offers a vivid account of the bloody, corruption-laden, yet engrossing history of land speculation in America, from pre-colonial times to the election of President Thomas Jefferson.Whether they were competing to discover the "New World," e…

  • The Principles of Morals and Legislation

    The Principles of Morals and Legislation
    av Jeremy Bentham

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879754341

    Jeremy Bentham's work on The Principles of Morals and Legislation emerges from its historic roots in hedonism and teleology as a scientific attempt to assess the moral content of human action by focusing on its results or consequences. Proceeding fr…

  • What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite

    What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite
    av David Disalvo

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633883499

    Science writer David DiSalvo distills the latest research on how our brains work into easy-to-understand lessons that will give average readers insights into their habitual behavior.This book reveals a remarkable paradox: what your brain wants is fr…

  • The Roving Mind

    The Roving Mind
    av Isaac Asimov

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573921817

    Isaac Asimov's death on April 6, 1992, was a great loss to the world of literary science and freethought. The prolific author's vision is unmatched today, and his pointed honesty shines through in The Roving Mind, now reissued in this special tribut…

  • The Transits of Venus

    The Transits of Venus
    av William Sheehan, John Westfall, William Sheehan

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591021759

    In this unique and fascinating history of science, acclaimed popular science writer William Sheehan - who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Science Writing - and award-winning geographer John Westfall take us back through the centuries to chro…

  • A Murder in Music City

    A Murder in Music City
    av Michael Bishop

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633883451

    A private citizen discovers compelling evidence that a decades-old murder in Nashville was not committed by the man who went to prison for the crime but was the result of a conspiracy involving elite members of Nashville society.Nashville 1964. Eigh…

  • DNA

    DNA
    av Frank H. Stephenson

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591024828

    In the fall of 2005, leading scientists from the National Cancer Institute announced the beginning of the cancer genome atlas project, a large-scale endeavor to map every gene implicated in cancer and the first step toward development of new therapi…

  • The Illusion of Certainty

    The Illusion of Certainty
    av James T. Houk

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633883239

    In this examination of religion's influence on society, an anthropologist critiques fundamentalism and all mindsets based on rigid cultural certainties. The author argues that the future can only be safeguarded by a global humanistic outlook that re…

  • Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self

    Dennett and Ricoeur on the Narrative Self
    av Joan McCarthy

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591025481

    A central issue in contemporary philosophy is the problem of the self. Is it some kind of real entity or a very convincing illusion? Drawing on the work of two leading philosophers, Daniel Dennett and Paul Ricoeur, philosopher Joan McCarthy examines…

  • Hitler and the Occult

    Hitler and the Occult
    av Ken Anderson

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879759735

    Clears up misconceptions about Hitler's supposed fascination with the occult, discusses the forces that shaped Hitler's personality, and examines links between Nazism and the occult.

  • The Well-Spoken Woman

    The Well-Spoken Woman
    av Christine K. Jahnke

    Pocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616144623

    This is the perfect guide for women everywhere who want to improve their presentation and public speaking skills. Who doesn't want to be confident, compelling and concise when speaking in public? Written by one of America's foremost speech coaches a…

  • How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

    How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass
    av Christopher DiCarlo

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616143978

    In this witty, incisive guide to critical thinking the author provides you with the tools to allow you to question beliefs and assumptions held by those who claim to know what they're talking about. These days there are many people whom we need to q…

  • How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass

    How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass
    av Christopher Dicarlo

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633887121

    10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY EDITION In this witty, incisive guide to critical thinking the author provides you with the tools to allow you to question beliefs and assumptions held by those who claim to know what they're talking about. These days there are m…

  • Who Killed King Tut?

    Who Killed King Tut?
    av Michael R. King

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591024019

    The greatest archaeological find of the 20th century, and perhaps of all time, was the discovery in 1922 of the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. Untouched for 3,300 years, the ancient tomb, filled with spectacular treasures, raised many que…

  • Secrets of the Cave of Letters

    Secrets of the Cave of Letters
    av Richard A. Freund

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591022053

    One of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in Israel took place in 1960, when the legendary Yigael Yadin excavated a cave in the Dead Sea area subsequently called the "Cave of Letters." Located near the site of the famous Dead Sea scroll…

  • Justifying Legal Punishment

    Justifying Legal Punishment
    av Igor Primoratz

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573924108

    While the philosophy of punishment is dominated by utilitarian and "mixed" theories, this study, written in the analytic tradition but also drawing on the views of Hegel, argues for a purely retributive view: all the main questions facing a theory o…

  • Complexity

    Complexity
    av William C. Burger

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633881938

    This very readable overview of natural history explores the dynamics that have made our planet so rich in biodiversity over time and supported the rise and dominance of our own species. Tracing the arc of evolutionary history, biologist William C. B…

  • What Are the Odds

    What Are the Odds
    av Jefferson Hane Weaver

    Pocket - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573929332

    How often have you wondered about the probability of winning the lottery? Maybe you'd like to know the odds of marrying a millionaire, or of just finding matching socks when fumbling around in a dark dresser drawer. We're barraged with statistics ev…

  • Quantum Gods

    Quantum Gods
    av Victor J. Stenger

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591027133

    Does quantum mechanics show a connection between the human mind and the cosmos? Are our brains tuned into a "cosmic consciousness" that pervades the universe enabling us to make our own reality? Do quantum mechanics and chaos theory provide a place…

  • Let's Get Rid of Social Security

    Let's Get Rid of Social Security
    av E. J. Myers

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573920155

    Millions of Americans believe Social Security will be bankrupt by the time they retire; they resent contributing to a system that may never benefit them. Others want to opt out of the system and see to their own retirement needs. The Social Security…

  • It's Magic!

    It's Magic!
    av Henry Gordon

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879755454

    What's more fun for children than seeing a magic show? Doing the magic themselves It's Magic shows children how to perform amazing feats with cards, coins, dollar bills, numbers - and their minds. There are a number of "mental magic" tricks, and man…

  • The Handbook of Hospice Care

    The Handbook of Hospice Care
    av Robert W. Buckingham

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573920605

    As a recognized advocate of pain-relieving care and compassionate human concern for those who are reaching the end of life, Dr. Robert W. Buckingham offers this poignant, yet informative sourcebook on the basic components of hospice care.The Handboo…

  • Evolution and Ethics Science and Morals

    Evolution and Ethics Science and Morals
    av Thomas Henry Huxley

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591021261

    These two essays by the famous 19th-century champion of Darwin's theory of evolution tackle a subject that is still a major focus of ethical debates today: the relation of science as a whole, and specifically evolutionary ideas, to ethics and morali…

  • Why Atheism?

    Why Atheism?
    av George H. Smith

    Pocket - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573922685

    Is it possible for the non-believer to lead a happy and meaningful life? This is one question George H. Smith, defender of reason and personal liberty and author of an influential contemporary classic on non-belief, seeks to answer in "Why Atheism?"…

  • The Making of FDR

    The Making of FDR
    av Linda Lotridge Levin

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591025771

    Though practically unknown to the public today, Stephen T. Early was one of the most influential men in mid-twentieth-century America. As the press secretary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he was chiefly responsible for getting the president's…

  • Mormon Polygamy

    Mormon Polygamy
    av Richard S. Van Wagoner

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780941214797

  • The Path Through Grief

    The Path Through Grief
    av Marguerite Bouvard

    Häftad - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573921893

    Touched by the loss of a loved one or friend, the grief can be lonely and bewildering. Filled with compassion and sound practical advice, this insightful book helps not only those who are going through the grieving process, but also the families, fr…

  • Unintelligent Design

    Unintelligent Design
    av Mark Perakh

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591020844

    Physicist Mark Perakh critically reviews recent trends toward harmonising religion and science. From intelligent design theories to arguments allegedly proving the compatibility of biblical stories with scientific data and 'Bible codes' containing s…

  • I, Monster

    I, Monster
    av Tom Philbin

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616141639

    What goes through the dark minds of such notorious killers as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam"), John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader (the "BTK Killer"), and others? In this chilling book, you'll read exactly what they were thinking…

  • Eighty Years and More

    Eighty Years and More
    av Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591020097

    This autobiography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is in many ways also the story of the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century. Stanton devoted her life to the cause of advancing the political, legal, and social standing of women, and she beca…

  • The Great American Economy

    The Great American Economy
    av Steve Slavin

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633883055

    Many Americans feel that the economy is no longer working for them and that "the American Dream" has become a sham. This book explains the underlying reasons for this gloomy outlook and lays out a clear plan for making the American economy work for…

  • Relics of Eden

    Relics of Eden
    av Daniel J. Fairbanks

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616141608

    This is a superbly written, thoroughly researched, and easy-to-read exploration of the overwhelming evidence for evolution found in the DNA of the human species. Since the publication of Darwin's "Origin of Species", debate over the theory of evolut…

  • Relics of Eden

    Relics of Eden
    av Daniel J. Fairbanks

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591025641

    Since the publication in 1859 of Darwin's Origin of Species, debate over the theory of evolution has been continuous and often impassioned. In recent years, opponents of "Darwin's dangerous idea" have mounted history's most sophisticated and generou…

  • Dictionary Of Atheism Skepticism & Humanism

    Dictionary Of Atheism Skepticism & Humanism
    av Bill Cooke

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591022992

    In the tradition of Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, and Joseph McCabe's Rationalist Encyclopedia, this accessible dictionary addresses the contemporary need for a reference book that succinctly summarizes th…

  • Defeating Political Islam

    Defeating Political Islam
    av Moorthy S. Muthuswamy

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591027041

    Al Qaeda and its sympathizers are often viewed as isolated fanatics outside of the mainstream Muslim population-outlaws not only in the West but also in respectable Muslim nations. This book argues just the opposite: that in fact terrorism is the lo…

  • 100 Greatest African Americans

    100 Greatest African Americans
    av Molefi Kete Asante

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781573929639

    Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the Afri…

  • Social Contract

    Social Contract
    av Jean-Jacques Rousseau, G. D. H. Cole, Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    Pocket - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879754440

    With the publication of "The Social Contract" in 1761, Jean-Jacques Rousseau took his place among the leading political philosophers of the Enlightenment. Like his contractarian predecessors (Thomas Hobbes and John Locke), Rousseau sought to ground…

  • Passion Brands

    Passion Brands
    av Kate Newlin

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781591026877

    What makes some brands stand out from the pack year after year? In a vast marketplace glutted with countless "pretty good brands," how are some products able to command unquestionable customer loyalty and lasting enthusiasm? Veteran business strateg…

  • Spy Pilot

    Spy Pilot
    av Francis Gary Powers Jr.

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633884687

    One of the most talked-about events of the Cold War was the downing of the American U-2 spy plane piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960. The event was recently depicted in the Steven Spielberg movie Bridge of Spies. Pow…

  • Great Calculations

    Great Calculations
    av Colin Pask

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633880283

    Science is based not only on observation and experiment, but on theory as well. As Einstein said, "Theory tells us what to measure." And theories are often crystallized into succinct calculations, like those made using Einstein's famous E = mc2. Thi…

  • The Story of Technology

    The Story of Technology
    av Daniel M. Gerstein

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633885783

    A leading technology expert examines ways to manage the rapid proliferation of technology and come to grips with its pervasive influence.Technology--always a key driver of historical change--is transforming society as never before and at a far more…

  • The Transcendental Temptation

    The Transcendental Temptation
    av Paul Kurtz

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879756451

    A landmark work. Mandatory reading for anyone who wants to learn to be a good skeptic.In this widely acclaimed and highly controversial book, Paul Kurtz examines the reasons why people accept supernatural and paranormal belief systems in spite of su…

  • Math Makers

    Math Makers
    av Alfred S. Posamentier

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781633885202

    An entertaining history of mathematics as chronicled through fifty short biographies. Mathematics today is the fruit of centuries of brilliant insights by men and women whose personalities and life experiences were often as extraordinary as their ma…

  • Adrift

    Adrift
    av William C. Harris

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781616144036

    This timely book not only diagnoses the critical systemic weaknesses plaguing America, but also lays out a workable blueprint for tackling the critical challenges we face today. With the intent of spurring a constructive national dialogue, the autho…

  • Funerals Without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals

    Funerals Without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals
    av Jane Wynne Willson

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780879756413

    The main purpose of this booklet is twofold: to help Humanists who are thinking of becoming officiants on a regular basis; and to help families and friends who are faced with the need to organize a ceremony themselves at short notice. A third group…