The Two Cultures
Author: C. P. Snow, Stefan Collini
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.
What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered “could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.
Music For Chameleons
Author: Truman Capote
In these gems of reportage Truman Capote takes true stories and real people and renders them with the stylistic brio we expect from great fiction. Here we encounter an exquisitely preserved Creole aristocrat sipping absinthe in her Martinique salon; an enigmatic killer who sends his victims announcements of their forthcoming demise; and a proper Connecticut householder with a ruinous obsession for a twelve-year-old he has never met. And we meet Capote himself, who, whether he is smoking with his cleaning lady or trading sexual gossip with Marilyn Monroe, remains one of the most elegant, malicious, yet compassionate writers to train his eye on the social fauna of his time.
An instant New York Times bestseller! "A Harry Potter-esque adventure." --Time Magazine A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.
A modern classic, updated for today’s classroom needs No skill is more fundamental to our students’ education than reading. And no recent book has done more to advance our understanding of the neuroscience behind this so-critical skill than David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns to Read. Top among the second edition’s many new features are: Correlations to the Common Core State Standards A new chapter on how to teach for comprehension Much more on helping older struggling readers master subject-area content Ways to tailor strategies to the unique needs of struggling learners Key links between how the brain learns spoken and written language
Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense.Even today there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past, similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the sixteenth century, a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In 13 Things That Don't Make Sense Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow's breakthroughs. Is ninety six percent of the universe missing? If no study has ever been able to definitively show that the placebo effect works, why has it become a pillar of medical science? Was the 1977 signal from outer space a transmission from an alien civilization? Spanning fields from chemistry to cosmology, psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement and controversy of the scientific unknown.
Author: Antonio Damasio
Since Descartes famously proclaimed, "I think, therefore I am," science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio—"one of the world’s leading neurologists" (The New York Times)—challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rationality. In this wondrously engaging book, Damasio takes the reader on a journey of scientific discovery through a series of case studies, demonstrating what many of us have long suspected: emotions are not a luxury, they are essential to rational thinking and to normal social behavior.
Riding the Bullet
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.
VI CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE SINESTESIA, CIENCIA Y ARTE 2018 + ACTIVIDADES PARALELAS
Author: María José de Córdoba Serrano, Dina Riccò, Sean A Day, Anton Sidoroff Dorso, Joerg jewanski, Timothy B Leyden, Victor Parra, Julia López de la Torre, Carlucci, et al
Publisher: Fundación Internacional artecittà
ACTAS DEL “VI CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE SINESTESIA, CIENCIA Y ARTE + ACTIVIDADES PARALELAS 2018”. Alcalá la Real, Jaén (España). Sedes: Convento de Capuchinos, Palacio Abacial, Teatro Martínez Montañés, Alcalá la Real (Jaén) y Conservatorio Superior de Música Victoria Eugenia, Granada, España. Facultad de Bellas Artes, UGR Granada, España Versión digital, Abril de 2018. Primera Edición/First edition: April 2018 E-book ISBN: 978-84-948665-0-0 Comité editorial: Mª José de Córdoba Serrano; Julia López de la Torre Lucha; Timothy B. Leyden. Diseño imagen, trípticos de promoción y cartel: Víctor Parra ©Editorial: Fundación Internacional Artecittà. Granada. 2018 C/Doctor Medina Olmos nº 44. 18015-Granada, España [email protected]
http://www.artecitta.es Nota aclaratoria: E-book interactivo. Formato PDF. Todo el material recogido en este libro de Actas está protegido por copyright, ley internacional, y no debe ser reproducido, distribuido, ni publicado sin el permiso expreso solicitado previamente a sus autores/ All materials contained on this Book are protected by International copyright laws and cannot be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission of the publisher. Los textos se presentan como han sido enviados por los congresistas/ investigadores, respetando si han querido publicar sus textos completos o sólo los resúmenes. Comité Organizador/Organization Committee: Comité de dirección: Dra. Mª José de Córdoba. F.I.A.C. y UGR. Coordinador General: Dr. Francisco Toro Ceballos. Jefe de servicio. Técnico de Cultura del Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Alcalá la Real, Jaén. España. [email protected]
Juan M. Martín Afán de Rivera. Técnico de Cultura. Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Alcalá la Real, Jaén. España. [email protected]
Dirección MuVi5: Dra. Dina Riccò (Univ. Politecnico di Milano) & Dra. María José de Córdoba UGR. Coordinador Internacional: Dr. Sean A Day (IASAS) and Dr. Antón Sidoroff Dorso (Artecitta Ru). Coordinación Interna: Dr.Timothy B Layden y Julia López de la Torre Lucha (Artecittà) Comité Científico: Dr. Edward M. Hubbard (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Dr. Joerg Jewansky; Dr. Markus Zedler; Dr. Sean A Day, Dra. DinaRiccò (Politecnico di Milano) Coordinador interuniversitario: Dr. Juan García Villar (FIAC). Colaboradores / Delegaciones: Dr. Víctor Parra (UPEL, Venezuela); Dr. Wilmer Chávez (UCLA, Venezuela); José Antonio Fernández (Synlogic, FIAC. Asesor psicopedagógico FIAC); Dr. Mohamed Radi Abouarab y Prof. Dr. Maged ABDELTAWAB AHMED ELKEMARY, Rector de la Universidad de Kafrelsheikh, (Egipto). Dra. Helena Melero (Univ. Rey Juan Carlos III. Madrid y FIAC, Madrid); Master Dibujo, Producción y Difusión, Dra. Mari Carmen Hidalgo y Dr. Jesús Pertíñez López. UGR; Ninghui Xiong and Tong Jung Ding (Artecittà China); Dra. Coral Morales, Ciencias de la Educación, UJA. Instituto de Estudios Giennenses (IEG): Dr. Pedro Galera Andreu y Dra. Adela Tarifa Fernández. Concejalía de Cultura, Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Alcalá la Real: Sr. D. Juan Francisco Martínez. Ayudante Comunicación Diseño e Imagen Ayto. Alcalá la Real, Jaén Federico Barquero Mesa. Traducción simultánea: Julia López de la Torre, Timothy B Layden (FIAC). y Dr. Víctor Parra, (F.I.A.C). Colaboración especial: Sr. D. Jesús Caicedo Bernabé. Presidente de la F.I.A.C.
Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality
The Elements of Murder
Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A fascinating account of the five most toxic elements describes the lethal chemical properties of arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, as well as their use in some of the most famous murder cases in history, with profiles of such deadly poisoners as Mary Ann Cotton, Michael Swango, and Saddam Hussein and a look at modern-day environmental catastrophes.
Identify the warning signs of cyberbullying and prevent inappropriate behaviors! Focusing on the way technology can facilitate or magnify bullying behavior, this resource offers educators information, guidelines, and resources to give students the protection they need. Written by leading experts, this groundbreaking book offers the voices of youth affected by or involved in real cyberbullying incidents and includes: Tips for identifying cyberbullies or targets “Breakout boxes” highlighting hundreds of anti-cyberbullying strategies A review of current research and legal rulings Strategies for responsible social networking Follow-up reflection questions in each chapter Guidelines for working with parents and law enforcement
Phantoms in the Brain
Author: V. S. Ramachandran
Publisher: Harper Collins
Neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran is internationally renowned for uncovering answers to the deep and quirky questions of human nature that few scientists have dared to address. His bold insights about the brain are matched only by the stunning simplicity of his experiments -- using such low-tech tools as cotton swabs, glasses of water and dime-store mirrors. In Phantoms in the Brain, Dr. Ramachandran recounts how his work with patients who have bizarre neurological disorders has shed new light on the deep architecture of the brain, and what these findings tell us about who we are, how we construct our body image, why we laugh or become depressed, why we may believe in God, how we make decisions, deceive ourselves and dream, perhaps even why we're so clever at philosophy, music and art. Some of his most notable cases: A woman paralyzed on the left side of her body who believes she is lifting a tray of drinks with both hands offers a unique opportunity to test Freud's theory of denial. A man who insists he is talking with God challenges us to ask: Could we be "wired" for religious experience? A woman who hallucinates cartoon characters illustrates how, in a sense, we are all hallucinating, all the time. Dr. Ramachandran's inspired medical detective work pushes the boundaries of medicine's last great frontier -- the human mind -- yielding new and provocative insights into the "big questions" about consciousness and the self.