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No.ISBN : 9780399184147
Author : Chuck Klosterman
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Penguin
Copyright Year : 2016-06-07
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DESCRIPTION : New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.” From the Hardcover edition.


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Author : E. L. Todd
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Fallen Publishing
Copyright Year : 2015-11-13
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DESCRIPTION : Cayson and Skye enjoy their bliss for the months of the winter season. Every night, they sleep in the same bed. And every waking hour is spent side-by-side. But their physical relationship hasn’t taken off. Skye realizes she’s afraid to dive into intimacy, realizing they can never go back to being friends if their relationship doesn’t work out. When she confesses this to Cayson, his response changes everything. Slade is enjoying his single life more than he should. Out with a different girl every night and having his freedom is what gives him most joy. But when Trinity makes a stupid decision and gets herself in a dangerous situation, he drops everything just to help her. But his help is unappreciated. Fighting like soldiers across a battlefield, Slade despises Trinity and wishes she would just disappear. But when a war between them emerges, along with glasses of beer and whiskey, the unexpected happens. A night of drunken sex against the wall of his apartment building both give them the greatest satisfaction they’ve ever known. But what will that mean for them?


No.ISBN : 9780323075459
Author : Mosby
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Copyright Year : 2005-12-20
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DESCRIPTION : This valuable review tool features 1,000 multiple-choice questions with explanatory answers, organized by topic, according to Parts I and II of the NBCE boards. No other product on the market is as comprehensive and useful. It provides a Q&A review with rationale and quick reference tools to help users prepare for the boards. Updated references in each section direct students to supplemental reading for further information. Tables, boxes, and other quick-reference tools summarize content at a glance. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Approximately 1,000 multiple-choice questions with explanatory answers are organized and formatted according to the national boards. Updated references in each section refer readers to supplemental resources, making it easier to investigate specific topics. Illustrations visually reinforce difficult topics and aid understanding. Tables, boxes, and other quick reference tools summarize the content at a glance.


No.ISBN : 9781845909802
Author : David Didau
Genre : Education
Publisher : Crown House Publishing
Copyright Year : 2015-06-16
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DESCRIPTION : If you feel a bit cross at the presumption of some oik daring to suggest everything you know about education might be wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt. What if everything you knew about education was wrong? is just a title. Of course, you probably think a great many things that aren't wrong. The aim of the book is to help you 'murder your darlings'. David Didau will question your most deeply held assumptions about teaching and learning, expose them to the fiery eye of reason and see if they can still walk in a straight line after the experience. It seems reasonable to suggest that only if a theory or approach can withstand the fiercest scrutiny should it be encouraged in classrooms. David makes no apologies for this; why wouldn't you be sceptical of what you're told and what you think you know? As educated professionals, we ought to strive to assemble a more accurate, informed or at least considered understanding of the world around us. Here, David shares with you some tools to help you question your assumptions and assist you in picking through what you believe. He will stew findings from the shiny white laboratories of cognitive psychology, stir in a generous dash of classroom research and serve up a side order of experience and observation. Whether you spit it out or lap it up matters not. If you come out the other end having vigorously and violently disagreed with him, you'll at least have had to think hard about what you believe. The book draws on research from the field of cognitive science to expertly analyse some of the unexamined meta-beliefs in education. In Part 1; 'Why we're wrong', David dismantles what we think we know; examining cognitive traps and biases, assumptions, gut feelings and the problem of evidence. Part 2 delves deeper - 'Through the threshold' - looking at progress, liminality and threshold concepts, the science of learning, and the difference between novices and experts. In Part 3, David asks us the question 'What could we do differently?' and offers some considered insights into spacing and interleaving, the testing effect, the generation effect, reducing feedback and why difficult is desirable. While Part 4 challenges us to consider 'What else might we be getting wrong?'; cogitating formative assessment, lesson observation, grit and growth, differentiation, praise, motivation and creativity.


No.ISBN : 9780818407291
Author : John Vorhaus
Genre : Games & Activities
Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
Copyright Year : 2006-09-01
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DESCRIPTION : A revolutionary new approach to a revolutionary game Since the 2003 publication of the groundbreaking Killer Poker Online, the Internet game has exploded and the online poker landscape has completely changed. More than 150,000 people are logged in and playing online for real money every day. What does this mean for you? Lots of opportunities to take serious money from novices. Update your Internet play now and make sure you get your share. In Killer Poker Online/2 You'll learn how to: • Understand and exploit the patterns, tendencies, and weaknesses of online players • Play winning strategies that are not possible in real-world games • Beat the unique sit-and-go tournament • Vanquish foes in heads-up play • Recognize the pitfalls of online cash games • Navigate and dominate full-field online tournaments The online game these days is both easier and harder to beat, and with Killer Poker Online/2, you'll learn the latest strategies to bring home the cash. Praise for John Vorhaus and Killer Poker "Are you ready for a revolution? John Vorhaus will lift your mind to a higher poker plane." --Russ Hamilton, 1994 WSOP Champion "Like a latter-day Aesop, Vorhaus weaves pearls of wisdom into each of his witty and clever tales. He rests secure in his position as one of poker's premier teachers." --Barry Shulman, publisher, Card Player magazine "Don't lend this book to anyone--you'll never get it back!" --Annie Duke, 2004 WSOP Tournament of Champions winner


No.ISBN : ONB:+Z119583607
Author : Thomas Edlyne Tomlins
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Copyright Year : 1820
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No.ISBN : 9783642201615
Author : Paul Clough
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer
Copyright Year : 2011-04-12
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DESCRIPTION : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 33rd annual European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2011, held in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2010. The 45 revised full papers presented together with 24 poster papers, 17 short papers, and 6 tool demonstrations were carefully reviewed and selected from 223 full research paper submissions and 64 poster/demo submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on text categorization, recommender systems, Web IR, IR evaluation, IR for Social Networks, cross-language IR, IR theory, multimedia IR, IR applications, interactive IR, and question answering /NLP.


No.ISBN : 9781680370317
Author : Swami Jnanamritananda Puri
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : M A Center
Copyright Year : 2014-11-09
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DESCRIPTION : This Book Is Volume 2 In A Precious Collection Of Conversations Between The Holy Mother And Her Disciples, Devotees And Inquiring Visitors During The Period From June 1985 To September 1986. You Will Find Many Of Amma's Simple, Yet Profound, Teachings Explained. Compiled By Swami Jnanamritananda Puri. The Wisdom Of The Mahatmas Who Have Come With The Mission Of Uplifting The World Has Both Immediate And Eternal Meaning. Even Though They Elucidate Values That Are Everlasting, They Are Attuned To The Call Of The Times In Which They Live, And Their Words Are In Response To The Heartbeat Of Their Listeners. Mother Speaks Her Immortal Words Which Transform Society At A Time When Man Has Lost His Traditional Values, Nobler Sentiments And Peace Of Mind, In The Frenzied Attempt To Reinforce The Outer World Of Sensory Pleasures, Power And Prestige. Man’s Senseless Pursuit Of These Distractions, Oblivious Of His Own Self, Has Cost Him The Harmony And Graciousness Of His Life. Lack Of Faith, A Sense Of Competition And Fear Have Destroyed Personal Ties And Family Relations. Love Has Become A Mirage In A Culture Of Excessive Consumerism. Throughout The World Today, The Darshan And The Nectar Like Words Of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi Are Effecting Transformations In The Lives Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of People. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.


No.ISBN : BSB:BSB10518767
Author : Thomas Edlyne Tomlins
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Copyright Year : 1820
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No.ISBN : 9780698163843
Author : Jordan Ellenberg
Genre : Mathematics
Publisher : Penguin
Copyright Year : 2014-05-29
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DESCRIPTION : The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.