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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 ...


David R. Palmer

Bantam Books, 1984

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Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence
Barbara Marx Hubbard

Hampton Roads Publishing, 2012

What can we expect from the future? According to visionary and futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard, we will see a new type of human emerge in the world. She calls this the Universal Human, and it could be the key to our survival as a species. The Universal Human is connected through the heart to the whole of life, evolving consciously and helping to co-create a new kind of spiritual path, something we've never experienced before, but which is perfect ...


Emergence - A Post Apocalyptic Novel (Humanity Abides)
Carol Bird

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

In book two of the Humanity Abides series, Mark Teller, Lori, Chris and Aaron and over two hundred other survivors of a devastating nuclear war struggle to live in a world gone mad. Driven from their shelter by unimaginable creatures they begin the arduous task of rebuilding civilization in a hidden valley of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Forced to learn new skills and gain experience before winter descends upon them, they use knowledge they ...


Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization: Precursors and Prototypes (Exploring Complexity)

ISCE Publishing, 2010

Emergence, Complexity, and Self-Organization have become vital focuses of interest not only in the fields of science and philosophy but also in the wider worlds of business and politics. This book presents a series of essays by thinkers who anticipated the significance of those issues and laid the foundations for their current importance. Readers of this book will encounter the important and varied figures of Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, ...


Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
Steven Johnson

Scribner, 2002

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR AN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications. Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of ...


Emergence: From Chaos To Order (Helix Books)
John H. Holland

Basic Books, 1999

In this important book, John H. Holland dramatically shows us that the “emergence” of order from disorder has much to teach us about life, mind and organizations. Creative activities in both the arts and the sciences depend upon an ability to model the world. The most creative of those models exhibits emergent properties, so that “what comes out is more than what goes in.” From the ingenious checkers-playing computer that started beating ...


The Emergence of Everything: How the World Became Complex
Harold J. Morowitz

Oxford University Press, 2004

When the whole is greater than the sum of the parts--indeed, so great that the sum far transcends the parts and represents something utterly new and different--we call that phenomenon emergence. When the chemicals diffusing in the primordial waters came together to form the first living cell, that was emergence. When the activities of the neurons in the brain result in mind, that too is emergence. In The Emergence of Everything , one of ...


Galactic Empire Wars: Emergence (The Galactic Empire Wars Book 2)

Raymond L. Weil Publications LLC, 2014

USA Today Best Selling Author                                     Aliens have destroyed the Earth . They left behind eighteen million survivors who will never forget what has been done to their world. They turn to Mason Randle, who will do everything in his power to see that the Human race survives. Earth can no longer support life . The Moon, Mars, and the asteroids now provide safe havens for the ...


Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science (Bradford Books)

A Bradford Book, 2008

Emergence, largely ignored just thirty years ago, has become one of the liveliest areas of research in both philosophy and science. Fueled by advances in complexity theory, artificial life, physics, psychology, sociology, and biology and by the parallel development of new conceptual tools in philosophy, the idea of emergence offers a way to understand a wide variety of complex phenomena in ways that are intriguingly different from more ...


Reductionism, Emergence and Levels of Reality: The Importance of Being Borderline
Sergio Chibbaro, Lamberto Rondoni, ...

Springer, 2014

Scientists have always attempted to explain the world in terms of a few unifying principles. In the fifth century B.C. Democritus boldly claimed that reality is simply a collection of indivisible and eternal parts or atoms. Over the centuries his doctrine has remained a landmark, and much progress in physics is due to its distinction between subjective perception and objective reality. This book discusses theory reduction in physics, which ...


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 ...


The Great Emergence: 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 ...


Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters
Phyllis Tickle

Baker Books, 2012

Whatever else one might say about Emergence Christianity, says Phyllis Tickle, one must agree it is shifting and re-configuring itself in such a prodigious way as to defy any final assessments or absolute pronouncements. Yet the insightful and well-read Tickle offers us a dispatch from the field to keep us informed of where Emergence Christianity now stands, where it may be going, and how it is aligning itself with other parts of God's church. ...


The Emergence of Life: From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology
Pier Luigi Luisi

Cambridge University Press, 2010

The origin of life from inanimate matter has been the focus of much research for decades, both experimentally and philosophically. Luisi takes the reader through the consecutive stages from prebiotic chemistry to synthetic biology, uniquely combining both approaches. This book presents a systematic course discussing the successive stages of self-organisation, emergence, self-replication, autopoiesis, synthetic compartments and construction of ...


The Emergence of Probability: A Philosophical Study of Early Ideas about Probability, Induction and ...
Ian Hacking

Cambridge University Press, 2006

Historical records show that there was no real concept of probability in Europe before the mid-seventeenth century, although the use of dice and other randomizing objects was commonplace. Ian Hacking presents a philosophical critique of early ideas about probability, induction, and statistical inference and the growth of this new family of ideas in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Hacking invokes a wide intellectual framework ...


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 ...



Chelsea House, 1977

Intro by Cynthia McAdams - Each person photographed in 'Emergence' has a particular viewpoint and reaction to life that manifests itself in her body. The body, according t to the degree of awareness, radiates light. I've chosen these women because each one has a strong radiation of light from her forcefield. Each one emanates positivity and strength. They survive on their own will power. I believe that when they leave their bodies and go on, ...


Emergence: Chosen Short Story #1

DGS, 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 ...


The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion

Oxford University Press, 2008

Much of the modern period was dominated by a 'reductionist' theory of science. On this view, to explain any event in the world is to reduce it down to fundamental particles, laws, and forces. In recent years reductionism has been dramatically challenged by a radically new paradigm called 'emergence' According to this new theory, natural history reveals the continuous emergence of novel phenomena: new structures and new organisms with new causal ...



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