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Your Brain on Facts

Your Brain on Facts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Moxie LaBouche
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When Trivia Isn't Trivial The world is full of things you didn’t know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. From the eponymous podcast comes Your Brain On Facts. Train your brain. So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain On Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues. A brain food boost. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Factsfeatures general trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere. Learn: • What’s the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains • Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested • Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used If you enjoyed The Book of General Ignorance, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever, The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information, and The Book of Unusual Knowledge, you’ll have a blast with Your Brain On Facts.

Big Book of Knowledge

Big Book of Knowledge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: DK
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Packed full of facts, this is the perfect encyclopedia for any information-hungry kid who wants to boost their general knowledge. Ever wondered how the roots of a plan can grow through solid rock? Or what life is like on the surface of Venus? Maybe you want to know how long it takes a drop of blood to travel around your body or how a solar power plant works? No matter the question, the Big Book of Knowledge has the answer. Packed with incredible images that show you what others only tell you, this children's book is the perfect resource for curious kids of all ages. When you have this much information at your fingertips, homework will be a breeze!

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Cohn,David Levithan
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Now a Netflix original series starring Austin Abrams and Midori Francis! A whirlwind holiday season romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. “I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.” 16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges. What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions? Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

Fooled by Randomness

Fooled by Randomness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Editor: Random House
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Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill. This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives. The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness. However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance. Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared. Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year

Fanny Kemble - Three Autobiographies, a Book of Poems, and a Book of Letters

Fanny Kemble - Three Autobiographies, a Book of Poems, and a Book of Letters Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frances Anne Kemble
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This file includes: Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839, Poems (1844), Records of a Girlhood, Records of Later Life, and Letters of Edward Fitzgerald to Fanny Kemble 1871-1883. According to Wikipedia: "Frances Anne Kemble (27 November 1809 - 15 January 1893), was a famous British actress and author in the early and mid nineteenth century... In 1834, she retired from the stage to marry an American, Pierce Butler, grandson of the Founding Father Pierce Butler, and heir to a large fortune founded on cotton, tobacco and rice... Butler squandered a fortune estimated at $700,000, but was saved from bankruptcy by the March 2–3, 1859 sale of his 436 slaves at Ten Broeck racetrack, outside Savannah, Georgia—the largest single slave auction in American history. Following the American Civil War, he tried to make his plantations profitable with free labor, but was unsuccessful. Butler died in Georgia, of malaria, in 1867. Neither he nor Fanny ever remarried... In 1877, Fanny returned to England, where she lived using her maiden name till her death. During this period, Fanny Kemble was a prominent and popular figure in the social life of London. She became a great friend of and inspiration for Henry James during her later years. His novel Washington Square (1880) was based upon a story Fanny had told him concerning one of her relatives... Her various volumes of reminiscences contain much valuable material illuminating the social and dramatic history of the period. Her elder daughter Sarah married a doctor, Owen Jones Wister, and they had one child, Owen Wister (b. 1860), the popular American novelist and author of the 1902 western novel, The Virginian."

A Book of the United States

A Book of the United States Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Various
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"A Book of the United States" by Various. 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 Tree of Knowledge

The Tree of Knowledge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claudio Ronchi
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Whether considered a divine gift or a Promethean conquest, science has indisputably and indelibly marked the course of human history. A product of the intellectual elite, but always nourished by the many fruits of its applications, science appears today to be a perfect system, whose laws and discoveries guide all human activities. Yet the foundations of its authority remain an open question, entailing disquieting aspects that are also to be identified in modern science. Furthermore it is seen to be exerting an increasing power over mankind. Readers are invited to follow an itinerary through the history of science, a voyage which, in the end, enables them to catch a glimpse of two divergent futures: One in which science accelerates the downfall of Homo sapiens, and another in which it helps our species to engage in a new and positive adventure, whose outcome nobody can know.

Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge

Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lisa Disselkamp
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
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The official study guide for the Workforce Management Technology Certification, containing core knowledge for time and labor management The worldwide standard for the time and labor management technology profession, Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge is the official guide to the Workforce Asset Management Certification. Establishing a common lexicon within the profession for talking about workforce management and systems, this essential guide is designed to establish a body of generally accepted and applicable practices and standards within the industry. Includes contributions from leaders in the field Covers everything from vendor and product selection, to implementation planning and execution, system design, testing and change control, financial analytics, fundamentals of scheduling people against workload and skill sets, and how to use these systems to manage labor costs and productivity Body of knowledge is focused on workers and technologies for every industry and every type of employer Designed around timekeeping and labor scheduling technologies With contributions from leaders in the field, this book expertly covers the knowledge, practices, regulations, and technologies within the domain of workforce management systems. It provides the body of knowledge for managing a workforce using time and attendance systems, labor scheduling, productivity, staffing budgets, workforce software applications, or data, compensation and benefits for payroll and human resources.

The Invention of Lithography

The Invention of Lithography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alois Senefelder
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"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder (translated by J. W. Muller). 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.

History of Technology

History of Technology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ian Inkster
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The common question from the western point of view is of the sort; why did China lose its early leadership of productive technologies to Europe during the early modern period? Answers to this seemingly clear enquiry vary from general cultural inwardness to the interferences of imperial governance. This collection surveys such theories but alters the issue by raising the notion that Chinese technologies did not so much fail as move along a path different from that of Europe. Our second collection on the Mindful Hand, also shifts common ground by querying and modifying common views of the links between knowledge and technique in early-modern European development. Scientific or related knowledge was not brought to technique as a socio-cultural gift from an educated elite to the working man. Rather, educated gents, practitioners, instrument makers, craftsfolk and technicians of all kinds intermingled both socially and in terms of the recognition of technical problems as well as in the assemblage of the mental, commercial and cognitive resources required to pursue innovative production projects.

The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena

The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roy Bainton
Editor: Robinson
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New mysteries, as well as variations on recurring ones, continue to surface on a weekly basis around the globe, from showers of frogs over Hungary to birds falling to earth in Arkansas. This compendious round-up of unexplained phenomena examines everything from the experiments being done with the Large Hadron Collider to classic maritime mysteries involving inexplicably missing crews, via UFOs, mediums, cryptozoology, panics, paranoia and a universe proving stranger in fact than we'd imagined.

A Vampire's Book of Knowledge by Hectar

A Vampire's Book of Knowledge by Hectar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. A. Laughlin
Editor: Descendants Publishing
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A Vampire's Book of Knowledge by Hectar by J. A. Laughlin Summary

Hectar is a very old vampire, by his own standards. He is also very knowledgeable about his kind, in his own opiniion. This book was written by Hectar to alleviate the problem of young vampires seeking him out to ask questions that most young vampires have. Barring his ego and that some of his "knowledge" is flawed, it's a rather enjoyable read.

The L.M. Montgomery Reader

The L.M. Montgomery Reader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Lefebvre
Editor: University of Toronto Press
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The final volume of The L.M. Montgomery Reader, A Legacy in Review examines a long overlooked portion of Montgomery’s critical reception: reviews of her books. Although Montgomery downplayed the impact that reviews had on her writing career, claiming to be amused and tolerant of reviewers’ contradictory opinions about her work, she nevertheless cared enough to keep a large percentage of them in scrapbooks as an archive of her career. Edited by leading Montgomery scholar Benjamin Lefebvre, this volume presents more than four hundred reviews from eight countries that raise questions about and offer reflections on gender, genre, setting, character, audience, and nationalism, much of which anticipated the scholarship that has thrived in the last four decades. Lefebvre’s extended introduction and chapter headnotes place the reviews in the context of Montgomery’s literary career and trace the evolution of attitudes to her work, and his epilogue examines the reception of Montgomery’s books that were published posthumously. A comprehensive account of the reception of Montgomery’s books, published during and after her lifetime, A Legacy in Review is the illuminating final volume of this important new resource for L.M. Montgomery scholars and fans around the world.

Use Your Own Eyes, Normal Sight Without Glasses & Strengthening the Eyes

Use Your Own Eyes, Normal Sight Without Glasses & Strengthening the Eyes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William H. Bates
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William B. MacCracken, a Medical Doctor, trained in Natural Eyesight Improvement by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates. Dr. MacCracken cured his patients of unclear eyesight and other eye conditions with the Bates Method. (Black & White Version.) This book contains MacCracken's two books, Bernarr MacFadden's book 'Strengthening The Eyes - A System of Scientific Eye Training in 28 Lessons' & Treatments from Ophthalmologist William H. Bates Better Eyesight Magazine, 10 Natural Eyesight Improvement Treatments with 1-3 magazine articles for each treatment. Modern Natural Eyesight Improvement Treatments by Clark Night, Natural Eyesight Improvement Teacher. 20 E-Books contain; +This Paperback Natural Eyesight Improvement Book in Color, with 100 pictures. Less reading, Easy to learn steps; Read the directions printed on the pictures for Fast Vision Improvement. +Better Eyesight Magazine by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates (Unedited, full set: 132 Magazines -July, 1919 to June, 1930.) Illustrated with 500 pictures and additional, up to date Modern Training. +Original Antique Better Eyesight Magazine by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates. Photo copy of all his Original Magazine Pages. (Unedited, full set: 132 Magazines - July, 1919 to June, 1930.) Learn the Method, Treatments directly from the Original Eye Doctor that discovered Natural Eyesight Improvement! +The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses by Dr. Bates (photo copy of all the original book pages) with pictures. +Medical Articles by Dr. Bates - with pictures. +Stories From The Clinic by Emily C. Lierman/Bates. +Use Your Own Eyes by Dr. William B. MacCracken. +Normal Sight Without Glasses by Dr. William B. MacCracken. +Strengthening The eyes-A New Course In Scientific Eye Training In 28 Lessons by Bernarr MacFadden - with pictures & modern training. +EFT Training Book. +Clear Close Vision - Seeing Fine Print Clear. +Ten Steps For Clear Eyesight without Glasses. +Astigmatism Removal Treatments. +New additional books. +Eyecharts - 15 Large, Small and Fine Print Charts for Clear Close and Distant Vision, White and Black Letter Charts, Astigmatism Test and Removal Charts. +Audio and Video lessons in training chapters. Dr. Bates discovered the natural principles, true function of the eyes and applied relaxation, natural methods to return the eyes, eye muscles, mind/brain, body (entire visual system) to normal function with healthy eyes and clear vision. Dr. Bates Better Eyesight Magazine stories, articles describe how Dr. Bates, Emily Lierman Bates, other Doctors, School Teachers, Bates Method Students/Teachers, Children and Parents used Natural Treatments to remove, correct, prevent many different eye problems without use of eyeglasses, surgery, drugs. The natural treatments they applied removed/prevented; unclear close and distant vision, astigmatism, cataracts, glaucoma, conical cornea, cornea scars, retinitis pigmentosa, detached retina, wandering/crossed eyes (strabismus) and other conditions. See William H. Bates Author's Page for entire Biography, Videos of internal book pages, description of the Paperback, 20 E-books; https://cleareyesight-batesmethod.info/

Book of Mormon Study Guide, Pt. 3

Book of Mormon Study Guide, Pt. 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Randal S. Chase
Editor: Plain & Precious Publishing
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Helaman through Moroni. This volume is the third of three on the Book of Mormon. It covers the Book of Helaman through through the Book of Moroni. This includes the period of great wickedness just prior to the coming of Christ. We read of the missions of Nephi and Lehi, followed by Samuel the Lamanite. The signs of Christ's birth and death are given, followed by their fulfillment. Great destruction occurs on the American continent, and only the righteous survive in the Land of Bountiful. Christ appears to the Nephites, teaches and heals them, organizes His Church and ordains 12 disciples to lead them. After His departure, a Zion people live in peace for many years, then decline again into great wickedness. We read of the final days of the Nephites in the writings of Mormon and Moroni. We also read about the Jaredites, who were the first to inherit the land, long before Lehi's family arrived. In all, it covers 2,000 years of Jaredite history, and 469 years of Nephite history from 52 BC to 421 AD when the book of Moroni closes. The cover features a beautiful painting titled "Behold Your Little Ones," by Del Parson.

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires

Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires Pdf/ePub eBook Author: L. Kontler,A. Romano,S. Sebastiani,B. Török
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This volume takes a decentered look at early modern empires and rejects the center/periphery divide. With an unconventional geographical set of cases, including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg, Iberian, French and British empires, as well as China, contributors seize the spatial dynamics of the scientific enterprise.

The Books of Nature and Scripture

The Books of Nature and Scripture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin
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Dick Popkin and James Force have attended a number of recent conferences where it was apparent that much new and important research was being done in the fields of interpreting Newton's and Spinoza's contributions as biblical scholars and of the relationship between their biblical scholarship and other aspects of their particular philosophies. This collection represents the best current research in this area. It stands alone as the only work to bring together the best current work on these topics. Its primary audience is specialised scholars of the thought of Newton and Spinoza as well as historians of the philosophical ideas of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

A History of Ornithology (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 104)

A History of Ornithology (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 104) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Bircham
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A History of Ornithology (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 104) by Peter Bircham Summary

What did we know about birds a thousand years ago, and how has our understanding developed? ‘A History of Ornithology’ offers a complete history of birdwatching in Britain, a classic for every nature lover's bookshelf.

The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil

The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel F. Owsley
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The Forbidden Knowledge of Good and Evil – The Great News is all about the life of Christ during His trial and sufferings, up to His death and resurrection as told through His disciple James and a host of other early Christians such as Isrealius. Also read the words of Pontius Pilate and other eye witnesses such as the guard Manilus who recounted other dead saints coming back to life just as the Bible does say. And many other people who wrote beautiful things about the Lord are also included herein such as James C. Hefley who long ago wrote...”While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a Cross between two thieves. His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth while He was dying—and that was His coat. When He was dead He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Such was His human life—He rises from the dead. Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the Centerpiece of the human race and the Leader of the column of progress. I am within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that One Solitary Life.” And to sum up this work it's simply about the death and victory of our Lion of Judea that's told from a prophetic fundamental viewpoint through many authors. And as the gospel is unfolded it clearly spells out that there are only two kind of Christians. And I'm not talking about Catholic or Protestant: For so it is that the only two kinds of followers are those who know that they're victorious no matter what, and then there's the kind of believer that doesn't know that at all. But it's very unfortunate that people in that group sadly settle for the mistaken belief that they've been defeated somehow. For they easily forget that Christ within them stands much taller, than the devil, who has already been long ago defeated at the cross. But it doesn't need to be said that even though those confused true followers might walk daily in defeat, they're still pretty big winners in our Lord God's sight due to their faith even though it might be the size of a mustard seed.