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Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier
Terry Laughlin

Touchstone, 2004

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid ...


Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel))

McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012

Now updated: the definitive neuroscience resource—from Eric R. Kandel, MD (winner of the Nobel Prize in 2000); James H. Schwartz, MD, PhD; Thomas M. Jessell, PhD; Steven A. Siegelbaum, PhD; and A. J. Hudspeth, PhD 900 full-color illustrations Deciphering the link between the human brain and behavior has always been one of the most intriguing—and often challenging—aspects of scientific endeavor. The sequencing of the human genome, ...


Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges
C. Otto Scharmer

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009

In this ground-breaking book, C. Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways. What we pay attention to, and how we pay attention is the key to what we create. What often prevents us from 'being present, ' is what Scharmer calls our blind spot, the inner place from which each of us operates. Becoming aware of our blind spot is critical to bringing forth the profound systemic changes so needed in business and society today. First ...


Bound to be Taken (Emergence)

Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2014

She’s theirs for a weekend. Will they be hers for a lifetime? Emergence, Book 1 Stephanie Parkins doesn’t date—ever. After years of watching her mother’s antics, men are off her menu. But the truth is, now she needs one, and fast. Proving she’s approachable is the only way her bosses will promote her to a position that requires her to work directly with the public. Restaurateurs Aiden Collins and Dane Whitman need a ...


Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Michel Foucault

Vintage Books, 1995

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.


Modern European History
Birdsall Viault

McGraw-Hill, 1990

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The Esau Emergence (The Esau Continuum)

Ngano Press, 2013

An edge of your seat, science thriller in the style of James Rollins and Michael Crichton, JC Lynne embroils us in the complex world of genetic engineering and the possibilities of a new generation. During a black ops mission in Afghanistan, armed Taliban extremists unleash a deadly bacteria killing most of Sebastian Cole’s unit. The consequences of infection are more dangerous than anyone knows. On his quest for the cure, the hunter ...


Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson

Riverhead Trade, 2011

The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. ...


Chosen: Chosen #1 (The Chosen)

DGS, 2011

Order to be read: Chosen, Hunted, Sacrifice, Redemption Book One of The Chosen series **This is a paranormal thriller/romance** ***** "A new voice in the urban fantasy genre, Grover Swank is definitely one to watch." RT Book Reviews "Allow me to introduce you to an amazing new urban fantasy series. Chosen is book 1 and November can't come fast enough until I get book 2, Hunted into my hot little hands." Another Look Book Reviews "I ...


Bound to be Tamed (Emergence)

Samhain Publishing, Ltd., 2014

She’s agreed to meet their demands…but can they meet her halfway? Emergence, Book 2 Stephanie Parkins has decided to take a chance. After a whirlwind week under the tutelage of two hot Doms who make her feel more than she’s ever experienced, she’s taking up the ultimate exercise in trust: quitting her job to put herself completely in their capable hands. Even when it pushes her way beyond her comfort zone. Aiden Collins and ...


Complexity: A Guided Tour

Oxford University Press, USA, 2009

What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and companionable book, leading complex systems scientist Melanie Mitchell provides an intimate tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive ...


Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
Neil Strauss

It Books, 2009

With the same sharp eye, quick wit and narrative drive that made "The Game" a bestseller, Neil Strauss takes us on a white-knuckle journey through America's heart of darkness as he scrambles to escape the system. As the economic downturn, continuing climate change and the prevailing terrorist threat prove that the dangers facing our world loom larger than ever, Strauss decides he's had enough. Soon he is investigating ways of getting second ...


M. Mitchell Waldrop

Simon & Schuster, 1992

Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans value trust and cooperation? At first glance these questions don't appear to have anything in common, but in fact every one of these statements refers to a complex system. The science of ...


Soul Emergence: Reconciling For Revolution (A Primer)
Peter Matthews, Teresa Pasquale, ...

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Soul Emergence: Reconciling for Revolution (a primer) is a launching pad for a movement. Martin Luther King Jr. Howard Thurman. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Each of these three cultural icons made lasting impressions upon humanity that began from the wells of a strong spiritual foundation, because they were conversant in a myriad of contemplative spiritual practices. Mediation. Conversation. Sermon. Teresa, Anthony, and Peter expand the boundaries ...


Emergence (The Chosen)

Bramagioia Enterprises, 2012

***A 42 page short story prequel in The Chosen Series*** **The Chosen Shorts can be read out of order** Even before Jake’s birth, Emma Thompson focused all her energy on providing a safe and sheltered world for her two-year-old son. The life she’d always wanted as a child—a loving mother and financial security. But another “incident” had has led to Jake’s expulsion from his second daycare center in two weeks, and now her accounting ...


Emergence: Labeled Autistic
Temple Grandin, Margaret M. Scariano

Warner Books, 1996

A true story that is both uniquely moving and exceptionally inspiring, Emergence is the first-hand account of a courageous autistic woman who beat the odds and cured herself. As a child, Temple Grandin was forced to leave her "normal" school and enroll in a school for autistic children. This searingly honest account captures the isolation and fears suffered by autistics and their families and the quiet strength of one woman who insisted on a ...


In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind
Eric R. Kandel

W. W. Norton & Company, 2007

“A stunning book.”—Oliver Sacks Memory binds our mental life together. We are who we are in large part because of what we learn and remember. But how does the brain create memories? Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel intertwines the intellectual history of the powerful new science of the mind—a combination of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology—with his own personal quest to understand memory. A deft mixture of ...


Emergence (The Alicorn Quest Book 1), 2011

Unicorns roamed the secluded forests of India in a time that has long since faded into the past. Villagers often told tales about the Unicorn’s distinctive horns to any traveler who would listen. Their magnificent stories about the unicorn’s countless magical properties were the beginning of the gifted horses' demise. The renowned unicorns had led a tranquil and carefree existence until huntsmen, and fortune seekers came. Bows and lances ...


Great Emergence, The: How Christianity Is Changing and Why
Phyllis Tickle

Baker Books, 2012

E very five hundred years, the church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale. Well, not exactly. But according to Phyllis Tickle, this is an accurate summary of the church's massive transitions over time. According to the pattern, we are living in such a time of change right now. Tickle calls it "the Great Emergence"--a time of dizzying upheaval and hopeful promise during which various sectors of today's church swirl into a ...


Magic, Machines and the Awakening of Danny Searle, 2014

Programming prodigy Tyler Cipriani and his father, the famous philosopher-scientist Aiden Cipriani, are on the cusp of developing a radical new form of artificial intelligence: Prometheus. And that’s not even the biggest thing going on in Tyler’s life. When the beautiful, gifted, and mysterious Danny Searle joins the project team, Tyler is instantly smitten. But just as the team’s plans are coming to fruition, an accident places Danny ...



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