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The Symbiotic Man

The Symbiotic Man

A New Understanding of the Organization of Life and a Vision of the Future

  • Author: Joël de Rosnay
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
  • ISBN: 9780071357449
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 299
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Within the past four decades a powerful scientific methodology has emerged that promises to dramatically recast our concept of nature and mankind's place in it. Unlike the traditional analytical approach which breaks nature down into smaller and smaller constituent parts, chaos theory, the theory of self-organization, and other so-called sciences of complexity, explore dynamic systems in their totalities, so as to lay bare the great constants governing their emergence, organization, and evolution. Using the tools of complexity, researchers recently have made breakthroughs in the understanding of such divers phenomena as weather systems, economies, and even the most daunting scientific mystery of all, the mind as an emergent property of the brain's dense neuronal mazes.

Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy

Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy

  • Author: Wallis R. Sanborn, III
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786423803
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
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"The first chapter here examines animal presentations in The Stonemason, The Gardener's Son and two short stories, "Bounty" and "The Dark Waters." The following eight chapters focus on one text, one type of animal--feline, swine, bovine, bird and bat, canine, equine, lupine, and hound-and one particular thesis"--Provided by publisher.

Federalism

Federalism

A Normative Theory and its Practical Relevance

  • Author: Kyle Scott
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1441114203
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Using case studies from around the world, this book develops a new theory of federalism, showing that it can enhance deliberative democracy and civil society.

The Limits of Politics

The Limits of Politics

Making the Case for Literature in Political Analysis

  • Author: Kyle Scott
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498503381
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 162
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As political units grow it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a shared sense of humanity and to recognize people as individuals rather than anonymous beings. To overcome our most pressing political issues we need to develop a moral imagination so that we may renew our sense of connectedness and responsibility to one another. Bringing together politics and art is one way this can be accomplished. This book draws upon political sources as well as works in literature, film and theater to show the limits of politics and the need for a moral imagination.

Future Information Society, The: Social And Technological Problems

Future Information Society, The: Social And Technological Problems

  • Author: Burgin Mark,Hofkirchner Wolfgang
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813108983
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 540
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This book is the first volume of a two-volume edition based on the International Society for Information Studies Summit Vienna 2015 on "The Information Society at the Crossroads. Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information" (see summit.is4is.org). The book represents a trans-disciplinary endeavor of the leading experts in the field of information studies posing the question for a better society, in which social and technological innovations help make information key to the flourishing of humanity and dispense with the bleak view of the dark side of information society. It is aimed at readers that conduct research into any aspect of information, information society and information technology, who develop or implement social or technological applications. It is also for those who have an interest in participating in setting the goals for sciences of information and social applications of technological achievements and scientific results.

Global Awareness

Global Awareness

Thinking Systematically about the World

  • Author: Robert P. Clark
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742515932
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 285
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This book raises students' awareness and understanding of global trends, forces, and events by showing them how to think about the world systematically. Based on more than a decade of teaching about global issues to university undergraduates, the book focuses on understanding globalization and its effects on our lives. The book's seven chapters cover important principles and concepts from the systems perspective, such as what a system is, what global systems are, how and why systems grow and decline, what makes global systems invisible, how global issues are addressed as political questions, and others. Seven case studies apply these principles to global issues, such as the AIDS pandemic, endangered species and endangered languages, global energy systems and gasoline prices, contaminated food, and the consequences of the terrorist attacks of 9-11. The book includes two appendices: a glossary of important global system terms, and a description of global systems and cyberspace, including the structure and governance of the Internet.

Mirage Men

Mirage Men

A Journey into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFOs.

  • Author: Mark Pilkington
  • Publisher: Constable
  • ISBN: 1849012407
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 160
  • View: 5548
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Seeking the truth about UFOs in America, Mark Pilkington and John Lundberg uncover a 60 year-old story stranger than any conspiracy thriller. Through the fascinating account of their quest Mark Pilkington reveals the long history of UFOria and its parallels in little known tales from the murky worlds of espionage, psychological warfare and advanced military technology. Along the way he discovers that the truth about flying saucers is stranger and more complex than either the ufologists or debunkers would have us believe. As he crossed the US meeting intelligence agents, disinformation specialists and UFO hunters Pilkington was confronted with a dizzying array of ever more outrageous claims and counter claims. As a result he began to suspect that, instead of covering up stories of crashed flying saucers, alien contacts and secret underground bases, the US intelligence agencies had actually been promoting them all along. Meanwhile he has to deal with his own uncertainties, the suspicions of the UFO community and a partner who is starting to believe that conspiracy theorists might be right after all. With a fresh, funny and objective approach, Pilkington is the ideal guide to steer us through these strange territories, where nothing is quite as it seems and reality is just a matter of managing perceptions.

Ethics and the Internet in West Africa

Ethics and the Internet in West Africa

Toward an Ethical Model of Integration

  • Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu,Patrick J. Brunet,Oumarou Tiemtoré,Marie-Claude Vettraino-Soulard
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 9781592211630
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 148
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References and Further reading pp.140-148.

The Founder's Gifts: The Symbiotic Sword

The Founder's Gifts: The Symbiotic Sword

  • Author: Drayton Alan
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304698173
  • Category:
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Humankind

Humankind

Solidarity with Non-Human People

  • Author: Timothy Morton
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1786631334
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 224
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A radical call for solidarity between humans and non-humans What is it that makes humans human? As science and technology challenge the boundaries between life and non-life, between organic and inorganic, this ancient question is more timely than ever. Acclaimed Object-Oriented philosopher Timothy Morton invites us to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. It is in our relationship with non-humans that we decided the fate of our humanity. Becoming human, claims Morton, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with non-human beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first and crucial step to reclaim the upper scales of ecological coexistence, not to let Monsanto and cryogenically suspended billionaires to define them and own them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Man who Knew God

The Man who Knew God

Decoding Jeremiah

  • Author: Mordecai Schreiber
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780739143469
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 183
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The Man Who Knew God decodes the complexities of the book of Jeremiah and argues that this prophet is the key figure in shaping Western civilization and Judaism. Among many other fascinating assertions, Mordecai Schreiber posits that Jeremiah is not only the one who eradicated paganism amongst the Hebrew people, he can also be considered the founder of the post-biblical Jewish faith.

The Silicon Man

The Silicon Man

  • Author: Charles Platt
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473219671
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Can human intelligence thrive in computer hardware? The Silicon Man tells an intensely human, suspenseful story showing how it may be done, sooner rather than later. Five renegade scientists are pursuing secret research to achieve immortality by uploading themselves into silicon. When one relentless investigator threatens everything they have tried to achieve, the outcome will change the world. William Gibson praised this novel as "a plausible, well-crafted narrative exploring cyberspace in a wholly new and very refeshing way." The Washington Post described it as "a well-plotted, fast-paced, and imaginative look into the future." Science Fiction Review said that it ranks "right up there with Michaelmas and The Demolished Man." And Gregory Benford commented, "In fascinating detail, Platt shows us what it would really be like to live (and breathe!) in cyberspace." Nominated for the John W. Campbell award and the Philip K. Dick award.

Animal Products in Human Nutrition

Animal Products in Human Nutrition

  • Author: Donald Beitz
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0323145922
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 564
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Animal Products in Human Nutrition evaluates the contributions of food derived from animals to a balanced diet. The individual chapters in this book are organized into two major sections. The first section begins with a history of the use of animal-derived foods from the early ages of mankind, followed by a treatise of economic and resource costs of animal foods, including use of industrial and agricultural by-products and fish. Trends in the changes in the composition of American diets and the metabolism and disposition of common environmental toxins within animal tissues are also included in this section. The second section details the essential nutrients provided by animal products, as well as the possible effects of consumption of animal products on the development of hypertension, milk intolerance, infections from food-borne bacteria, cancer, and atherosclerosis. This book will be useful to agricultural scientists, journalists, professionals that deal with human nutrition, and human nutritionists and dietitians.

Dependence in Man

Dependence in Man

A Psychoanalytic Study

  • Author: Henri Parens,Leon J. Saul
  • Publisher: Karnac Books
  • ISBN: 178181418X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 272
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In this classic study, Henri Parens and Leon J. Saul provide a comprehensive review of Freud's writings on the subject of dependence, drawing attention to the fact that Freud said much more about dependence than is generally recognised. The authors proceed to supplement the theory of dependence from their own perspective, drawing on the formulations of Rene Spitz and the findings of ethologists (especially in imprinting and primary socialization) in order to shed further light on the singularity of early human development. They postulate the libidinization of dependence and trace the effects of this on psychic development, and also consider the dependence continuum in dynamic and economic terms ("inner sustainment"), which reflects the equilibrium between dependency and self-reliance. Utilising Anna Freud's developmental lines and Margaret Mahler's subphases of separation and individuation, they trace the epigenesis of dependence and provide illuminating clinical examples.In both its theoretical formulations and its clinical implications, this book will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and to clinicians in allied fields. The recognition of normative dependence brings pathological dependence into clearer focus, thus refining assessments of dependence in treatment and offering a more discriminating frame of reference for teaching and research. Because it focuses on normative aspects of dependence, this book will provide a fresh orientation for all students of human behavior and will undoubtedly raise many questions and stimulate further research.

Let the Men Fight!

Let the Men Fight!

A Frank Discussion of African-American Men and Christianity

  • Author: Gregory G. Ogle
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1463491700
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 228
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Involvement by men, especially African American men, in the Christian church has always been notoriously sparse. Pastors, seminary scholars, and Christian leaders, male and female, have pondered the problem, but it remains a question. The women ask, “What is wrong with the brothers?” My response is, “Why does it have to be something wrong with the brothers?” Could it be that as African American males want to hear something other than what is being preached? Have we considered preaching the Gospel of Christ from a masculine perspective? Is it possible that because the majority of churches are 70% female, that the Good News is inadvertently preached by male and female preachers from an implicit female perspective? Perhaps preachers are subconsciously more concerned with maintaining the satisfaction of the bulk of the tithing parishioners, who are women? Let the Men Fight challenges the notion that the fault resides with African American men, and strives to provide a “male sensitive” Word. However, there is a caveat. The warning is, upon learning and accepting the truth, God expects us to go tell and teach others. Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”

The Man in the Wooden Hat

The Man in the Wooden Hat

  • Author: Jane Gardam
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781609450335
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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The New York Times called Sir Edward Feathers one of the most memorable characters in modern literature. A lyrical novel that recalls his fully lived life, Old Filth has been acclaimed as Jane Gardam?s masterpiece, a book where life and art merge. And now that beautiful, haunting novel has been joined by a companion that also bursts with humor and wisdom: The Man in the Wooden Hat. Old Filth was Eddie?s story. The Man in the Wooden Hat is the history of his marriage told from the perspective of his wife, Betty, a character as vivid and enchanting as Filth himself. They met in Hong Kong after the war. Betty had spent the duration in a Japanese internment camp. Filth was already a successful barrister, handsome, fast becoming rich, in need of a wife but unaccustomed to romance. A perfect English couple of the late 1940s. As a portrait of a marriage, with all the bittersweet secrets and surprising fulfillment of the 50-year union of two remarkable people, the novel is a triumph. The Man in the Wooden Hat is fiction of a very high order from a great novelist working at the pinnacle of her considerable power. It will be read and loved and recommended by all the many thousands of readers who found its predecessor, Old Filth, so compelling and so thoroughly satisfying.

Microbial Symbioses

Microbial Symbioses

  • Author: Sebastien Duperron
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0081021186
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 166
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Plants and animals have evolved ever since their appearance in a largely microbial world. Their own cells are less numerous than the microorganisms that they host and with whom they interact closely. The study of these interactions, termed microbial symbioses, has benefited from the development of new conceptual and technical tools. We are gaining an increasing understanding of the functioning, evolution and central importance of symbiosis in the biosphere. Since the origin of eukaryotic cells, microscopic organisms of our planet have integrated our very existence into their ways of life. The interaction between host and symbiont brings into question the notion of the individual and the traditional representation of the evolution of species, and the manipulation of symbioses facilitates fascinating new perspectives in biotechnology and health. Recent discoveries show that association is one of the main properties of organisms, making a more integrated view of biology necessary. Microbial Symbioses provides a deliberately “symbiocentric outlook, to exhibit how the exploration of microbial symbioses enriches our understanding of life, and the potential future for this discipline. Offers a concise summary of the most recent discoveries in the field Shows how symbiosis is acquiring a central role in the biology of the 21st century by transforming our understanding of living things Presents scientific issues, but also societal and economic related issues (biodiversity, biotechnology) through examples from all branches of the tree of life

Experiment Station Record

Experiment Station Record

  • Author: United States. Office of Experiment Stations,United States. Agricultural Research Service
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agricultural experiment stations
  • Page: N.A
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You'll Grow Out of It

You'll Grow Out of It

  • Author: Jessi Klein
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 1455531197
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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PEOPLE'S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR! ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES' NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016!INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER! YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT hilariously, and candidly, explores the journey of the twenty-first century woman. As both a tomboy and a late bloomer, comedian Jessi Klein grew up feeling more like an outsider than a participant in the rites of modern femininity. In YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT, Klein offers-through an incisive collection of real-life stories-a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man," attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("Miss sounds like you weigh ninety-nine pounds"). Raw, relatable, and consistently hilarious, YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT is a one-of-a-kind book by a singular and irresistible comic voice.

Readings in Biology and Man

Readings in Biology and Man

  • Author: Miguel A. Santos
  • Publisher: Ardent Media
  • ISBN: 9780842203340
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 348
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