Fundamentals Ten Keys To Reality

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Fundamentals

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“Fundamentals might be the perfect book for the winter of this plague year. . . . Wilczek writes with breathtaking economy and clarity, and his pleasure in his subject is palpable.” —The New York Times Book Review One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.

A Beautiful Question

A Beautiful Question Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Wilczek
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Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek’s groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry—harmony, balance, proportion—and economy. There are other meanings of “beauty,” but this is the deep logic of the universe—and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. Wilczek is hardly alone among great scientists in charting his course using beauty as his compass. As he reveals in A Beautiful Question, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that “all things are number,” to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentiethcentury physics. Though the ancients weren’t right about everything, their ardent belief in the music of the spheres has proved true down to the quantum level. Indeed, Wilczek explores just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. Wilczek brings us right to the edge of knowledge today, where the core insights of even the craziest quantum ideas apply principles we all understand. The equations for atoms and light are almost literally the same equations that govern musical instruments and sound; the subatomic particles that are responsible for most of our mass are determined by simple geometric symmetries. The universe itself, suggests Wilczek, seems to want to embody beautiful and elegant forms. Perhaps this force is the pure elegance of numbers, perhaps the work of a higher being, or somewhere between. Either way, we don’t depart from the infinite and infinitesimal after all; we’re profoundly connected to them, and we connect them. When we find that our sense of beauty is realized in the physical world, we are discovering something about the world, but also something about ourselves. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is a mind-shifting book that braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. It is a dazzling and important work from one of our best thinkers, whose humor and infectious sense of wonder animate every page. Yes: The world is a work of art, and its deepest truths are ones we already feel, as if they were somehow written in our souls.

The Lightness of Being

The Lightness of Being Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Wilczek
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The Lightness of Being by Frank Wilczek Summary

Our understanding of nature's deepest reality has changed radically, but almost without our noticing, over the past twenty-five years. Transcending the clash of older ideas about matter and space, acclaimed physicist Frank Wilczek explains a remarkable new discovery: matter is built from almost weightless units, and pure energy is the ultimate source of mass. He calls it “The Lightness of Being.” Space is no mere container, empty and passive. It is a dynamic Grid—a modern ether— and its spontaneous activity creates and destroys particles. This new understanding of mass explains the puzzling feebleness of gravity, and a gorgeous unification of all the forces comes sharply into focus. The Lightness of Being is the first book to explore the implications of these revolutionary ideas about mass, energy, and the nature of “empty space.” In it, Wilczek masterfully presents new perspectives on our incredible universe and envisions a new golden age of fundamental physics.

Out of Touch

Out of Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Drouin
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A behavioral scientist explores love, belongingness, and fulfillment, focusing on how modern technology can both help and hinder our need to connect. Millions of people around the world are not getting the physical, emotional, and intellectual intimacy they crave. Through the wonders of modern technology, we are connecting with more people more often than ever before, but are these connections what we long for? Pandemic isolation has made us even more alone. In Out of Touch, Professor of Psychology Michelle Drouin investigates what she calls our intimacy famine, exploring love, belongingness, and fulfillment and considering why relationships carried out on technological platforms may leave us starving for physical connection. Drouin puts it this way: when most of our interactions are through social media, we are taking tiny hits of dopamine rather than the huge shots of oxytocin that an intimate in-person relationship would provide. Drouin explains that intimacy is not just sex—although of course sex is an important part of intimacy. But how important? Drouin reports on surveys that millennials (perhaps distracted by constant Tinder-swiping) have less sex than previous generations. She discusses pandemic puppies, professional cuddlers, the importance of touch, “desire discrepancy” in marriage, and the value of friendships. Online dating, she suggests, might give users too many options; and the internet facilitates “infidelity-related behaviors.” Some technological advances will help us develop and maintain intimate relationships—our phones, for example, can be bridges to emotional support. Some, on the other hand, might leave us out of touch. Drouin explores both of these possibilities.

The Canon

The Canon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Natalie Angier
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The New York Times bestseller that makes scientific subjects both understandable and fun: “Every sentence sparkles with wit and charm.” —Richard Dawkins From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times science journalist and bestselling author of Woman, this is a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us (and inside us)—from physics to chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, and more. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world’s top scientists, Natalie Angier creates a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. For those who want a fuller understanding of some of the great issues of our time, The Canon offers insights on stem cells, bird flu, evolution, and global warming. For students—or parents whose kids ask a lot of questions about how the world works—it brings to life such topics as how the earth was formed, or what electricity is. Also included are clear, fascinating explanations of how to think scientifically and grasp the tricky subject of probability. The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines that reignites our childhood delight and sense of wonder—and along the way, tells us what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we’re all really made of stardust.

For Treasure Bound

For Treasure Bound Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harry Collingwood
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"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Janus Point

The Janus Point Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julian Barbour
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In a universe filled by chaos and disorder, one physicist makes the radical argument that the growth of order drives the passage of time -- and shapes the destiny of the universe. Time is among the universe's greatest mysteries. Why, when most laws of physics allow for it to flow forward and backward, does it only go forward? Physicists have long appealed to the second law of thermodynamics, held to predict the increase of disorder in the universe, to explain this. In The Janus Point, physicist Julian Barbour argues that the second law has been misapplied and that the growth of order determines how we experience time. In his view, the big bang becomes the "Janus point," a moment of minimal order from which time could flow, and order increase, in two directions. The Janus Point has remarkable implications: while most physicists predict that the universe will become mired in disorder, Barbour sees the possibility that order -- the stuff of life -- can grow without bound. A major new work of physics, The Janus Point will transform our understanding of the nature of existence.

Every Life Is on Fire

Every Life Is on Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremy England
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A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life. Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly, weren't. For centuries, the scientific question of life's origins has confounded us. But in Every Life Is on Fire, physicist Jeremy England argues that the answer has been under our noses the whole time, deep within the laws of thermodynamics. England explains how, counterintuitively, the very same forces that tend to tear things apart assembled the first living systems. But how life began isn't just a scientific question. We ask it because we want to know what it really means to be alive. So England, an ordained rabbi, uses his theory to examine how, if at all, science helps us find purpose in a vast and mysterious universe. In the tradition of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Every Life Is on Fire is a profound testament to how something can come from nothing.

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Keating
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Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor by Brian Keating Summary

A Forbes, Physics Today, Science News, and Science Friday Best Science Book Of 2018 The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology’s biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize. What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they’d glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the world tuned in to the announcement broadcast live from Harvard University, immediately igniting rumors of an imminent Nobel Prize. But had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or, swept up in Nobel dreams, had they been deceived by a galactic mirage? In Losing the Nobel Prize, cosmologist and inventor of the BICEP (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization) experiment Brian Keating tells the inside story of BICEP2’s mesmerizing discovery and the scientific drama that ensued. In an adventure story that spans the globe from Rhode Island to the South Pole, from California to Chile, Keating takes us on a personal journey of revelation and discovery, bringing to vivid life the highly competitive, take-no-prisoners, publish-or-perish world of modern science. Along the way, he provocatively argues that the Nobel Prize, instead of advancing scientific progress, may actually hamper it, encouraging speed and greed while punishing collaboration and bold innovation. In a thoughtful reappraisal of the wishes of Alfred Nobel, Keating offers practical solutions for reforming the prize, providing a vision of a scientific future in which cosmologists may, finally, be able to see all the way back to the very beginning.

Hard to Be Human

Hard to Be Human Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ted Cadsby
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Powerful strategies to combat the design flaws of the human brain that make life in the twenty-first century unreasonably difficult. If other animals could study us the way we study them, they would be puzzled by our unique ability to inflict misery on ourselves. We expend a lot of energy replaying past anguish, anticipating future distress, and stewing in self-righteous anger. Other animals would call us out for being oddly paradoxical creatures who long to be happy but who are the source of their own suffering, We worry about things we have no control over. We complain about not being understood while casting a critical eye on others. We stubbornly defend our beliefs despite contradictory evidence. Complicating all of this is our struggle to adapt to a complex world that we created. who struggle to adapt to a confusing world that we ourselves created. In our defence, we haven’t yet mastered our neuron-packed brains, whose incredible complexity evolved over millennia in a very different world than today’s. The result of this evolutionary journey? Five design features that often morph into design flaws in need of fixing. Hard to Be Human corrals the best insights from psychology, neuroscience, physics, and philosophy to reveal powerful strategies for the five big battles we each face in the war with our misguided, misbehaving selves. Tapping into deeply personal stories to ground the concepts in real life, Cadsby reveals how we can overcome our design flaws to be smarter, happier, and better adapted to the complexities of life in the twenty-first century.

The God Equation

The God Equation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michio Kaku
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The epic story of the greatest quest in all of science—the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe—from renowned theoretical physicist and author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity When Newton discovered the law of gravity, he unified the rules governing the heavens and the Earth. Since then, physicists have been placing new forces into ever-grander theories. But perhaps the ultimate challenge is achieving a monumental synthesis of the two remaining theories—relativity and the quantum theory. This would be the crowning achievement of science, a profound merging of all the forces of nature into one beautiful, magnificent equation to unlock the deepest mysteries in science: What happened before the Big Bang? What lies on the other side of a black hole? Are there other universes and dimensions? Is time travel possible? Why are we here? Kaku also explains the intense controversy swirling around this theory, with Nobel laureates taking opposite sides on this vital question. It is a captivating, gripping story; what’s at stake is nothing less than our conception of the universe. Written with Kaku’s trademark enthusiasm and clarity, this epic and engaging journey is the story of The God Equation.

A Era da Inteligência Artificial

A Era da Inteligência Artificial Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry Kissinger,Eric Schmidt,Daniel Hottenlocher
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Três dos mais reputados e estimulantes pensadores da atualidade refletem sobre a Inteligência Artificial, as transformações que está a provocar na sociedade e o que isso significa para todos nós.Uma Inteligência Artificial (IA) aprendeu a ganhar partidas de xadrez escolhendo jogadas que os grandes mestres nunca tinham considerado. Outra IA descobriu um antibiótico novo ao analisar propriedades moleculares que os cientistas não compreendiam. Aviões a jato manobrados por IA conseguiram derrotar pilotos experientes em combates simulados. A IA está a entrar nos motores de busca online, no streaming, na medicina, na educação e em muitos outros domínios, e, ao fazê-lo, está a alterar a forma como os humanos experienciam a realidade.Em A Era da Inteligência Artificial, Kissinger, Schmidt e Huttenlocher revelam o impacto da IA no conhecimento, na política e nas sociedades em que vivemos, e apresentam-nos a uma era marcada pela coabitação entre humanos e a IA que começa agora a despontar.

Уравнение Бога: В поисках теории всего

Уравнение Бога: В поисках теории всего Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Митио Каку
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Уравнение Бога: В поисках теории всего by Митио Каку Summary

«Уравнение Бога» — это увлекательный рассказ о поиске самой главной физической теории, способной объяснить рождение Вселенной, ее судьбу и наше место в ней. Знаменитый физик и популяризатор науки Митио Каку прослеживает весь путь удивительных открытий — от Ньютоновой революции и основ теории электромагнетизма, заложенных Фарадеем и Максвеллом, до теории относительности Эйнштейна, квантовой механики и современной теории струн, — ведущий к той великой теории, которая могла бы объединить все физические взаимодействия и дать полную картину мира. Уже более полувека физики разных стран не могут достичь этой грандиозной цели. Правильный ли путь они избрали? Есть ли «свет в конце тоннеля»? Об этом — новая книга Митио Каку.

Основы реальности

Основы реальности Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Фрэнк Вильчек
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досуг, научные исследования, науки, физика

이토록 풍부하고 단순한 세계

이토록 풍부하고 단순한 세계 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 프랭크 윌첵
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이토록 풍부하고 단순한 세계 by 프랭크 윌첵 Summary

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神的方程式:對萬有理論的追尋

神的方程式:對萬有理論的追尋 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 加來道雄
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神的方程式:對萬有理論的追尋 by 加來道雄 Summary

一段史詩般的旅程── 以加來道雄特有的熱忱和清晰文筆寫成, 娓娓道出了歷來科學家們前仆後繼追尋「神的方程式」的故事。 具有權威性又明晰易懂的出色之作! 讀過此書,相當於將整個物理發展史走過一遍。 神的方程式──「萬有理論」,它是科學的巔峰成就、物理學的聖杯,從這則公式可以推導出其他所有方程式,那會是自從古人問道:「世界是以什麼組成的?」以來,歷經兩千年科學探尋所成就的最終產物。這是個令人屏息的願景。 加來道雄寫出這一段求知的故事——努力追尋「萬有理論」,一個革命性的「神的方程式」。愛因斯坦投入一生致力尋覓這個難以捉摸的物理聖杯,想藉此要把宇宙間所有力聯繫在一起,但他始終沒有找到它。物理學界幾位最偉大的心智,從霍金到布萊恩.葛林(Brian Greene),也接手展開搜尋,但迄今仍沒有人成功。 在《神的方程式:對萬有理論的追尋》這本書中,知名理論物理學家加來道雄帶領讀者踏上一趟令人難以置信的旅程,走過一段史詩般蜿蜒曲折的路途,那也是他終身大半期間都興味盎然的謎團。他引領我們走過現代物理學的關鍵爭執,從牛頓的重力理論經由相對論和量子力學,乃至於弦論領域的最晚近發展,讓讀者了解這段物理學家們前仆後繼探尋萬有理論的辛苦過程。這是一段講述令人眼花撩亂的突破,以及山窮水盡的死胡同的故事,由加來道雄秉持感人肺腑的熱情,以他的生花妙筆清楚道出。 【專文導讀】 侯維恕|臺灣大學物理學系講座教授 【專業推薦】 從古到今,「神」一直存在於人類的各種文化裡。對於科學家而言,「神」是造物者或大自然的代稱,而神的方程式即是大自然運行的規律。這本書介紹了科學家們努力追尋的過程,與發現規律的感動。正是這些過程與感動,讓科學家們樂此不疲,也將使讀者如身歷其境般地踏上探險之旅! ──江瑛貴|清華大學天文研究所教授 科學家們有個夢,夢想有一天能找到將四種自然力統一的萬能方程式,期待它能解開萬物的規律,宇宙的起源。這是一項艱鉅但充滿驚喜的工作。作者以淺顯易懂的故事敘述,展現了科學家們追根究柢的態度、鍥而不捨的科研歷程, 引人入勝。 ──李景輝|中央研究院天文及天文物理研究所研究員 到底是否存在著一個萬有理論,能解釋我們整個宇宙的所有現象?弦理論似乎是目前最有可能的候選人。身為相關理論研究的先驅,加來道雄博士在本書中從早年的物理研究,一直論述到弦理論目前的發展,讀過此書,相當於將整個物理發展史走過一遍。儘管加來教授為從事弦理論的研究,在本書中也提及有些物理學家對弦理論的疑慮,使我們能從不同角度探討此一問題,本書是一本值得推薦的科普著作。 ──周翊|中央大學天文研究所所長 【國內專家學者齊聲推薦】 江瑛貴|清華大學天文研究所教授 李景輝|中央研究院天文及天文物理研究所研究員 周 翊|中央大學天文研究所所長 高涌泉|臺灣大學物理學系教授 陳文屏|中央大學天文研究所講座教授

단 하나의 방정식

단 하나의 방정식 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: 미치오 카쿠
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“나와 우주는 어떻게 존재하는가?” 가장 근본적인 질문에 답하는 ‘모든 것의 이론’ 첨단 이론물리학이 전하는 우주의 기원과 의미 이론물리학 박사, 끈 장이론의 창시자, 베스트셀러 작가, 과학 엔터테이너, 미래학자 미치오 카쿠가 여덟 살 때부터 매진해온 탐구의 결정판. 베스트셀러 과학 작가로서 마음의 가장 깊은 곳(『마음의 미래』)과 인류의 가장 먼 미래(『인류의 미래』)까지 섭렵한 이론물리학자가 자신의 전공 분야이자 여덟 살 이후 한 번도 머릿속을 떠나지 않았던 문제로 돌아와 쓴 책이다. 『단 하나의 방정식』에서 저자는 고대 그리스의 원자론에서부터 뉴턴의 고전역학, 아인슈타인의 상대성이론, 닐스 보어와 하이젠베르크 등의 양자역학을 거쳐 표준모형에 이르는 물리학의 발전사를 돌아보며 우주에 존재하는 네 가지 힘은 무엇인지, 이들은 서로 어떻게 얽혀 있는지, 그리고 이 힘들이 통일되어야 하는 과학적 근거는 무엇인지 명쾌하고 유려한 문체로 설명한다. 나아가 저자가 생각하는 ‘모든 것의 이론’의 후보인 끈이론과 M-이론을 개략적으로 살펴보고 ‘모든 것의 이론’이 갖는 철학적 의미를 함께 숙고해본다. 미치오 카쿠의 주요 저작들을 모두 번역한 과학 전문 번역가 박병철 박사의 충실한 번역 및 주석과 함께 단 하나의 방정식을 찾으러 떠나보자.

Isten egyenlete

Isten egyenlete Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michio Kaku
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Amikor Newton felismerte a gravitáció törvényét, egyesítette az égi és földi jelenségeket irányító szabályokat. Azóta a fizikusok az újabb kölcsönhatásokat egyre nagyobb szabású elméletekbe illesztették. Mégis, talán a legkomolyabb kihívást a két megmaradt elmélet – a relativitáselmélet és a kvantumelmélet – monumentális szintézisének elérése jelenti. Ez lenne a tudomány eddigi eredményeinek megkoronázása, a természetben működő összes kölcsönhatás mélyreható egyesítése egyetlen szép és varázslatos egyenletben, amelynek segítségével választ adhatunk a tudomány legtitokzatosabb rejtélyeire. Mi történt az ősrobbanás előtt? Mit találnánk egy fekete lyuk mögött? Léteznek-e más univerzumok és más dimenziók? Lehetséges-e az időutazás? Miért vagyunk mi itt? Kaku rávilágít az elméletet övező súlyos ellentmondásokra, amihez több – ebben az alapvető kérdésben egymással ellentétes nézeteket valló – Nobel-díjas tudóst is megszólaltat. A történet magával ragadó és izgalmas, a tét pedig nem kisebb, mint az univerzumról alkotott felfogásunk. MICHIO KAKU az elméleti fizika professzora a New York Városi Egyetemen; a húrmezőelmélet társalapítója; számos, széles körben elismert tudományos ismeretterjesztő sikerkönyv szerzője. Ő írta Az elme jövője, a Hipertér, A jövő fizikája és A lehetetlen fizikája című könyveket is. Michio Kaku a CBS This Morning című műsorának tudományos szerkesztője, valamint a BBC TV és a Discovery Science Channel számos tévésorozatának, valamint két rádióműsor-sorozat, az Explorations és a Science Fantastic házigazdája.

HIGHPOINT

HIGHPOINT Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans Christian Hollenbeck
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Chris Wyer is middle aged, successful, and has a beautiful family. Chris Wyer is happy. Chris Wyer has found solace in his life. He has nearly forgotten about his tragic past, and has recovered from the unexpected death of his brother, as well as the car crash that nearly took his life. He has forgotten about the kid he used to bully in high school named Leonard Caldwell. He has tried to move on, but a letter that he receives in the mail changes everything, bringing the past back with severe purpose. The letter addressed to Chris is from a mysterious sender using the famous name Harper Lee. The letter is in code, most of which Chris cannot understand. The letter is completely written in blood. Days later, Chris discovers his beautiful daughter missing from school, and shortly after, he fi nds his home destroyed and his wife also gone without a trace. Using the letter of blood as his only guide to fi nd his family, Chris is thrown into a journey that will fi nd him struggling for his very existence and the salvation of those he loves, ultimately changing his life forever.

Biocentrism

Biocentrism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Lanza,Bob Berman
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Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world — a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius" and a “renegade thinker," even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe's genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocetnrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader's ideas of life--time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.

Lost and Founder

Lost and Founder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rand Fishkin
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Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, reveals how traditional Silicon Valley "wisdom" leads far too many startups astray, with the transparency and humor that his hundreds of thousands of blog readers have come to love. Everyone knows how a startup story is supposed to go: A young, brilliant entrepreneur has a cool idea, drops out of college, defies the doubters, overcomes all odds, makes billions, and becomes the envy of the technology world. This is not that story. It's not that things went badly for Rand Fishkin; they just weren't quite so Zuckerberg-esque. His company, Moz, maker of marketing software, is now a $45 million/year business, and he's one of the world's leading experts on SEO. But his business and reputation took fifteen years to grow, and his startup began not in a Harvard dorm room but as a mother-and-son family business that fell deeply into debt. Now Fishkin pulls back the curtain on tech startup mythology, exposing the ups and downs of startup life that most CEOs would rather keep secret. For instance: A minimally viable product can be destructive if you launch at the wrong moment. Growth hacking may be the buzzword du jour, but initiatives can fizzle quickly. Revenue and growth won't protect you from layoffs. And venture capital always comes with strings attached. Fishkin's hard-won lessons are applicable to any kind of business environment. Up or down the chain of command, at both early stage startups and mature companies, whether your trajectory is riding high or down in the dumps: this book can help solve your problems, and make you feel less alone for having them.

Thin Film Metal-Oxides

Thin Film Metal-Oxides Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shriram Ramanathan
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Thin Film Metal-Oxides provides a representative account of the fundamental structure-property relations in oxide thin films. Functional properties of thin film oxides are discussed in the context of applications in emerging electronics and renewable energy technologies. Readers will find a detailed description of deposition and characterization of metal oxide thin films, theoretical treatment of select properties and their functional performance in solid state devices, from leading researchers. Scientists and engineers involved with oxide semiconductors, electronic materials and alternative energy will find Thin Film Metal-Oxides a useful reference.

Before Happiness

Before Happiness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shawn Achor
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Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same? In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both. Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals. In Before Happiness, Achor reveals five actionable, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive: - The Most Valuable Reality: See a broader range of ideas and solutions by changing the details on which your brain chooses to focus - Success Mapping: Set goals oriented around the things in life that matter to you most, whether career advancement or family or making a difference in the world - The X-spot: Use success accelerants to propel you more quickly towards those goals, whether finishing a marathon, reaching a sales target, learning a language, or losing 10 pounds - Noise-Canceling: Boost the signal pointing you to opportunities and possibilities that others miss - Positive Inception: Transfer these skills to your team, your employees, and everyone around you By mastering these strategies, you’ll create an renewable source of positivity, motivation, and engagement that will allow you to reach your fullest potential in everything you do.

Run Your Business, Don't Let It Run You

Run Your Business, Don't Let It Run You Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clay Mathile
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No More 16-Hour Days! Running your own business—the American dream—can be daunting: long days, none of the freedom you envisioned, no time for family and friends, and the unrelenting pressure to keep up the pace. Worse, all this hard work can only take you so far. To get to the next level, you need to stop being “Super-Employee” and become a leader who sets direction, operationalizes goals, monitors and controls results, and involves others. You need to run your business using an integrated professional management system. Clay Mathile, who grew the Iams Company from $500K to $1 billion in sales, discusses proven management fundamentals applied in a practical way, one that has been used by thousands of business owners. You’ll get real-world details that academic courses don’t teach—true stories from those who, like Mathile, implemented these fundamentals and thrived. Read this book and discover how to make your business more successful and sustainable and your life more fulfilling! “Clay Mathile dives into educating entrepreneurs with the same energy he used to build a billion-dollar brand from the ground up. This is a book of lessons learned through living.” —Steven Bertoni, Associate Editor, Forbes “Run Your Business, Don’t Let It Run You gives you the road map for ‘working on your business, not in it’ and for turning your big dreams into reality. And you don't have to do it alone.” —Anita Campbell, Publisher, Small Business Trends “Using Aileron’s System of Professional Management, we went from 65 employees to 205 employees. As the heavy construction industry grew by less than 5 percent over the past five years, Kelchner Inc. has grown by 95 percent. This book can help you grow your business and become more profitable!” —Todd Kelchner, CEO, Kelchner, Inc.

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