Trespassing On Einstein S Lawn

Autore: Amanda Gefter
Editore: Bantam
ISBN: 034553963X
Grandezza: 74,40 MB
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS In a memoir of family bonding and cutting-edge physics for readers of Brian Greene’s The Hidden Reality and Jim Holt’s Why Does the World Exist?, Amanda Gefter tells the story of how she conned her way into a career as a science journalist—and wound up hanging out, talking shop, and butting heads with the world’s most brilliant minds. At a Chinese restaurant outside of Philadelphia, a father asks his fifteen-year-old daughter a deceptively simple question: “How would you define nothing?” With that, the girl who once tried to fail geometry as a conscientious objector starts reading up on general relativity and quantum mechanics, as she and her dad embark on a life-altering quest for the answers to the universe’s greatest mysteries. Before Amanda Gefter became an accomplished science writer, she was a twenty-one-year-old magazine assistant willing to sneak her and her father, Warren, into a conference devoted to their physics hero, John Wheeler. Posing as journalists, Amanda and Warren met Wheeler, who offered them cryptic clues to the nature of reality: The universe is a self-excited circuit, he said. And, The boundary of a boundary is zero. Baffled, Amanda and Warren vowed to decode the phrases—and with them, the enigmas of existence. When we solve all that, they agreed, we’ll write a book. Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn is that book, a memoir of the impassioned hunt that takes Amanda and her father from New York to London to Los Alamos. Along the way, they bump up against quirky science and even quirkier personalities, including Leonard Susskind, the former Bronx plumber who invented string theory; Ed Witten, the soft-spoken genius who coined the enigmatic M-theory; even Stephen Hawking. What they discover is extraordinary: the beginnings of a monumental paradigm shift in cosmology, from a single universe we all share to a splintered reality in which each observer has her own. Reality, the Gefters learn, is radically observer-dependent, far beyond anything of which Einstein or the founders of quantum mechanics ever dreamed—with shattering consequences for our understanding of the universe’s origin. And somehow it all ties back to that conversation, to that Chinese restaurant, and to the true meaning of nothing. Throughout their journey, Amanda struggles to make sense of her own life—as her journalism career transforms from illusion to reality, as she searches for her voice as a writer, as she steps from a universe shared with her father to at last carve out one of her own. It’s a paradigm shift you might call growing up. By turns hilarious, moving, irreverent, and profound, Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn weaves together story and science in remarkable ways. By the end, you will never look at the universe the same way again. Praise for Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn “Nothing quite prepared me for this book. Wow. Reading it, I alternated between depression—how could the rest of us science writers ever match this?—and exhilaration.”—Scientific American “To Do: Read Trespassing on Einstein’s Lawn. Reality doesn’t have to bite.”—New York “A zany superposition of genres . . . It’s at once a coming-of-age chronicle and a father-daughter road trip to the far reaches of this universe and 10,500 others.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer From the Hardcover edition.

The Girl Who Escaped Isis

Autore: Farida Khalaf
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501131710
Grandezza: 63,86 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7462
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"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--

Think Like A Cat

Autore: Pam Johnson-Bennett
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101552670
Grandezza: 60,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 306
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America's favorite cat behavior expert, author of Catwise and Cat vs. Cat, offers the most complete resource for cat owners of all stripes, now fully updated and revised. "The queen of cat behavior" - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you'll be amazed at just how easy it is. Whether you are a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose driving you crazy, Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick (as well as scratch and purr). Topics range from where to get a cat to securing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious problems; choosing an inrresistible scratching post and avoiding litterbox problems. A comprehensive guide to cat care and training, she helps you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, she shares successful methods that will help you and your cat build a great relationship. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Language Of Life

Autore: Francis S. Collins
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061733172
Grandezza: 36,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6505
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The best-selling author of The Language of God and leader of the Human Genome Project explains how ongoing improvements in DNA testing will usher in a new era of customized medicine. 100,000 first printing.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Autore: Jordan Belfort
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444718266
Grandezza: 30,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5103
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NOW AN AWARD-WINNING MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE, STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY AND JONAH HILL. 'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprio By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called... THE WOLF OF WALL STREET In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. In this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent - the story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down.

Index For Inclusion

Autore: Tony Booth
Editore:
ISBN: 9781872001685
Grandezza: 30,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6026
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Four Fingers And Thirteen Toes

Autore: Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds
Editore: Author House
ISBN: 9781449082475
Grandezza: 10,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 888
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An essential read that will make you laugh and cry, be angry and proud with every turn of the page. Rosaleen (Rosie) overcame horrendous injuries to her physical being as a result of her mother being prescribed Thalidomide during pregnancy. The drug left Rosie with four fingers, two sprouting from each shoulder and thirteen toes on legs which came to an abrupt end above the knee. This fascinating and beautifully written true story, charts Rosie‘s birth into an Irish immigrant family, and leads the reader through every facet of her inspirational life. It includes her early years filled with long periods of hospitalisation and treatment; her education, employment and relationships; and onto true fulfilment of a lifetime’s desire to be independent. Illustrated throughout, this remarkable story of a strong willed daughter, wife, mother and respected businesswoman, also details the factual and historical journey of Thalidomide from Nazi Germany to now. This so-called “wonder drug” of the 1960s, thought to be banished after the tragedy unfolded, is still being used in the treatment of various conditions and illnesses. Rosie examines why pharmaceutical companies are eager for it to be re-licensed and includes her honest perspective of the drug. ******************** “This deeply moving book is about triumph over devastatingly severe disability. I hold Rosie in high admiration and hope her inspiring story will be very widely read.” The Rt. Hon. Lord Morris of Manchester AO QSO (first Cabinet Minister for Disabled People) ”Before you know it you are drawn into a story that makes you proud to be a disabled person.” Disability Now magazine

The Little Book Of Skin Care

Autore: Charlotte Cho
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062416391
Grandezza: 76,46 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3879
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The secrets behind the world's most beautiful skin! In Korea, healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beauty. It's considered achievable by all, men and women, young and old—and it begins with adopting a skin-first mentality. Now, this Korean beauty philosophy has taken the world by storm! As the founder of Soko Glam, a leading Korean beauty and lifestyle website, esthetician and beauty expert Charlotte Cho guides you through the world-renowned Korean ten-step skin-care routine—and far beyond—to help you achieve the clearest and most radiant skin of your life With Charlotte's step-by-step tutorials, skin-care tips, and advice on what to look for in products at all price levels, you'll learn how to pamper and care for your skin at home with Korean-approved techniques and pull off the "no makeup" makeup look we've seen and admired on women in the streets of Seoul. And you'll get access to beauty secrets from Charlotte's favorite beauty gurus from around the world, including supermodels, YouTube sensations, top makeup artists, magazine editors, actresses, and leading Korean skincare researchers. With the knowledge of an expert and voice of a trusted friend, Charlotte's personal tour through Korean beauty culture will help you find joy in the everyday beauty routines that will transform your skin.

Halcyon

Autore: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 52,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7796
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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Atlas Of New Librarianship

Autore: R. David Lankes
Editore: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN:
Grandezza: 76,33 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 1947
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An essential guide to a librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning.