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Brain ebook ISBN: 9780984418138
Author: Dermot Davis
Number of Pages: 224 
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All Daniel Waterstone ever watned to do was write the great American novel and change the landscape of modern literature. He has two books in print, but no one's buying. His agent won't accept his latest masterpiece, which he pored his soul into; apparently, it's not commercial enough. In an act of desperation, under the pseudonym Charles Spectrum, he pens a feverish satire of a chart-topping self-help best-seller. "How to do Amazing Things Using Only Your Brain," contains crazy and hilarious exercises on how to increase one's brain power. Instead of being published as satire, it hits the shelves with all the other serious pop psychology, self-help book. It's a huge hit and people around the world do the unbelievably zany exercises. Crazier still: they get results. Readers levitate, bend spoons and see into the future.--p.4 of cover.

The Brain That Changes Itself

The Brain That Changes Itself ebook ISBN: 9781101147115
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Norman Doidge
Number of Pages: 448 
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What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Who Wrote The Book Of Love?

Who Wrote The Book Of Love? ebook ISBN: 0385674422
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Author: Richard Crouse
Number of Pages: 296 
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¸ The words to Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" were initially so risqué they had to be completely rewritten - in the hallway of the studio, as time was running out - before the song could be recorded. (He wrote the original version while working as a dishwasher in a bus station in Georgia.) ¸ Paul Simon's 1972 hit "Mother and Child Reunion" takes its name from an elaborate chicken and egg dish served at Say Eng Look Restaurant in New York City. ¸ Nirvana's huge hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit," interpreted by music critics and fans alike as an angst-ridden cry of teen rebellion, actually sprang from a bit of graffiti accusing Kurt Cobain of smelling like an antiperspirant for young women.

Soul Made Flesh

Soul Made Flesh ebook ISBN: 147679975X
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Carl Zimmer
Number of Pages: 384 
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In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent backdrop of civil war, the Great Fire of London, and plague. At the beginning of that chaotic century, no one knew how the brain worked or even what it looked like intact. But by the century's close, even the most common conceptions and dominant philosophies had been completely overturned, supplanted by a radical new vision of man, God, and the universe. Presiding over the rise of this new scientific paradigm was the founder of modern neurology, Thomas Willis, a fascinating, sympathetic, even heroic figure at the center of an extraordinary group of scientists and philosophers known as the Oxford circle. Chronicled here in vivid detail are their groundbreaking revelations and the often gory experiments that first enshrined the brain as the physical seat of intelligence -- and the seat of the human soul. Soul Made Flesh conveys a contagious appreciation for the brain, its structure, and its many marvelous functions, and the implications for human identity, mind, and morality.


Musicophilia ebook ISBN: 0330471139
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Oliver Sacks
Number of Pages: 240 
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‘A humane discourse on the fragility of our minds, of the bodies that give rise to them, and of the world they create for us. This book is filled with wonders’ Daily Telegraph Oliver Sacks’ compassionate tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own minds. In Musicophilia, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians and everyday people – those struck by affliction, unusual talent and even, in one case, by lightning – to show not only that music occupies more areas of our brain than language does, but also that it can torment, calm, organize and heal. Always wise and compellingly readable, these stories alter our conception of who we are and how we function, and show us an essential part of what it is to be human.

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder ebook ISBN: 1784970239
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Author: Laura J. Snyder
Number of Pages: 576 
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By the early 17th century the Scientific Revolution was well under way. Philosophers and scientists were throwing off the yoke of ancient authority to peer at nature and the cosmos through microscopes and telescopes. In October 1632, in the small town of Delft in the Dutch Republic, two geniuses were born who would bring about a seismic shift in the idea of what it meant to see the world. One was Johannes Vermeer, whose experiments with lenses and a camera obscura taught him how we see under different conditions of light and helped him create the most luminous works of art ever beheld. The other was Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, whose work with microscopes revealed a previously unimagined realm of minuscule creatures. By intertwining the biographies of these two men, Laura Snyder tells the story of a historical moment in both art and science that revolutionized how we see the world today.

Written on the Skin

Written on the Skin ebook ISBN: 1742625843
Publisher: Pan Australia
Author: Liz Porter
Number of Pages: 432 
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A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site. After months of testing he is able to match them to the can opener that made them - and lead police to the bomb-maker who used it. A forensic dentist documents the marks in chewing gum dropped by a thief during a burglary and matches them to the teeth of the suspect. A forensic physician examines an abused child, "reading" the terrible alphabet that fists and weapons write on the skin and identifying a mother's hairbrush as the source of the "tramline bruising" on her daughter's leg. Liz Porter's riveting casebook shows how forensic investigators - including pathologists, chemists, entomologists, DNA specialists and document examiners - have used their specialist knowledge to identify victims, catch perpetrators, exonerate innocent suspects and solve dozens of crimes and mysteries. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2007

Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine E-Book

Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine E-Book ebook ISBN: 0702048208
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Author: Beth Alder,Edwin van Teijlingen,Michael Porter
Number of Pages: 192 
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This textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students. It is presented in a much more colourful and graphic format than is usual for books on these two subjects. This integration reflects the tendency to teach these two subjects together as “behavioural science , with an increased stress on the place of medicine in society, and on illness as a product of psychological and social circumstances rather than merely a biological phenomenon. The book reflects these trends and has been successful and popular with students. An integrated treatment of psychology and sociology for medical students - in line with the trend towards teaching these subjects as “behavioural sciences“. Use of case studies and Stop/Think boxes encourages critical thinking and discussion. Graphic Illustrated Colour Text presentation style enlivens a subject which most medical students are not keen on. This third edition contains a new introduction on the importance and key features of the biopsychosocial model and additional double-page spreads on International Health and Rural Health.

The Isis

The Isis ebook ISBN:
Author: Eliza Sharples Carlille
Number of Pages: 624 
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Great Inventions that Changed the World

Great Inventions that Changed the World ebook ISBN: 1118342739
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: James Wei
Number of Pages: 360 
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Discover the inventions that have made our world what it is today A great invention opens the door to a new era in human history. The stone axe, for example, invented some 2 million years ago in East Africa, enabled us to enter the human path of endless improvements through inventions. The taming of fire enabled us to cook food as well as leave the warmth of Africa and move to the frigid lands of the North. From the stone axe to the computer and the Internet, this book provides a fascinating tour of the most important inventions and inventors throughout history. You'll discover the landmark achievements and the men and women that made the world what it is today. Great Inventions That Changed the World is written by Professor James Wei, a renowned educator and engineer who holds several patents for his own inventions. Following an introductory chapter examining the role of inventors and inventions in fueling innovation and global advancement, the book is organized to show how inventions are spurred by human needs and desires, including: Work Food, clothing, and housing Health and reproduction Security As you progress through the book, you'll not only learn about inventions and inventors, but also the impact they have had on our lives and the society and environment in which we live today. Inventions solve problems, but as this book so expertly demonstrates, they can also directly or indirectly create new problems as well, from pollution to global warming to bioterrorism. By enabling us to understand the impact of inventions throughout history, this book can help guide the next generation of citizens, decision makers, and inventors.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer ebook ISBN: 9781598450507
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Author: Glenn Scherer,Marty Fletcher
Number of Pages: 128 
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the director of the Manhattan Project, focusing on his involvement with the development of the atom bomb.

Understanding the Constitution

Understanding the Constitution ebook ISBN: 0763758116
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Author: Constantinos E. Scaros
Number of Pages: 484 
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Although the constitution was created in 1787, its historical importance and value continue to significantly impact lives every day. "Understanding the Constitution" brings readers to an understanding and appreciation of the United States constitution, its significance in the daily lives of individuals, and the hotly-debated topics that are relevant today. Assuming no previous knowledge about law, this is an ideal reader-friendly introduction to constitutional law.

Questioning The Millennium

Questioning The Millennium ebook ISBN: 1409000060
Publisher: Random House
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Number of Pages: 208 
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Stephen Jay Gould examines the phenomenon of the millennium. He looks at the origins of the term in the Biblical prophecies of the Book of Revelation - if the six ages of man date from 4000BC, will 2000AD signify the end of time? Gould describes how the meaning of the word has evolved to its present day usage and tackles the debate over whether the millennium ends in 1999 or at the end of 2000AD. He also questions the human compulsion to impose our time-schemes on the universe and wonders how far can we go in applying our mathematical principles to nature. Existing methods of calculating time are all flawed to some extent and yet the complexities of lunar months, leap years, and the calculation of dates such as Easter, are part and parcel of our fascination with calendrics as both a hobby and an occupation.

The Blast

The Blast ebook ISBN: 9781904859086
Publisher: AK Press
Author: Alexander Berkman
Number of Pages: 242 
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Explosive writing, reporting and rhetoric of Berkman, Emma Goldman, and others who attempted revolution in 1916-17.

Great Myths of the Brain

Great Myths of the Brain ebook ISBN: 1118312708
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Christian Jarrett
Number of Pages: 232 
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Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the fieldof neuroscience by examining popular myths about the humanbrain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens ofscientific research, backing up claims with studies and otherevidence from the literature Looks at enduring myths such as “Do we only use 10% ofour brain?”, “Pregnant women lose their mind”,“Right-brained people are more creative” and manymore. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders,including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others Written engagingly and accessibly for students and lay readersalike, providing a unique introduction to the study of thebrain Teaches readers how to spot neuro hype and neuro-nonsenseclaims in the media

The Spectator

The Spectator ebook ISBN:
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: N.A 
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The Science of Heroes

The Science of Heroes ebook ISBN: 1440638098
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Yvonne Carts-Powell
Number of Pages: 288 
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A fun, fact-filled examination of the science (or lack thereof) behind the hit television series Heroes. Ordinary people with extraordinary powers populate the world of the hit television show Heroes, where characters exhibit such abilities as flight, telepathy, tissue regeneration, prognostication, invisibility, and teleportation through space and time. The Science of Heroes explores these superpowers and many more through real-world research into the potential of human physical and mental capabilities. Citing the work of renowned scientists and engineers, Yvonne Carts-Powell reveals that even the least likely of powers has been studied?and in some cases, even developed. From the wonders found in nature and cutting-edge technological achievements to the latest discoveries in genetics and mutations, humanity might just possess the knowledge to achieve the extraordinary.

Shadows Bright As Glass

Shadows Bright As Glass ebook ISBN: 0748129405
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Amy Ellis Nutt
Number of Pages: 288 
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From Pulitzer-Prize-finalist Amy Ellis Nutt, comes the moving and inspiring story of Jon Sarkin. Sarkin's personality dramatically changed after he underwent experimental brain surgery and suffered a massive stroke. Remarkably, he could still remember his old self. Yet, once an ordinary family man, he suddenly found himself compelled to make art, always feverishly creating and only existing in the present. He has since gone on to become an acclaimed artist. Sarkin's story is beautifully interspersed with fascinating nuggets of history about man's struggle to understand the brain and the fragile nature of identity.