Do I Count?

Stories from Mathematics

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Author: Gunter M. Ziegler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466564911

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

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The subject of mathematics is not something distant, strange, and abstract that you can only learn about—and often dislike—in school. It is in everyday situations, such as housekeeping, communications, traffic, and weather reports. Taking you on a trip into the world of mathematics, Do I Count? Stories from Mathematics describes in a clear and captivating way the people behind the numbers and the places where mathematics is made. Written by top scientist and engaging storyteller Günter M. Ziegler and translated by Thomas von Foerster, the book presents mathematics and mathematicians in a manner that you have not previously encountered. It guides you on a scenic tour through the field, pointing out which beds were useful in constructing which theorems and which notebooks list the prizes for solving particular problems. Forgoing esoteric areas, the text relates mathematics to celebrities, history, travel, politics, science and technology, weather, clever puzzles, and the future. Can bees count? Is 13 bad luck? Are there equations for everything? What’s the real practical value of the Pythagorean Theorem? Are there Sudoku puzzles with fewer than 17 entries and just one solution? Where and how do mathematicians work? Who invented proofs and why do we need them? Why is there no Nobel Prize for mathematics? What kind of life did Paul Erdős lead? Find out the answers to these and other questions in this entertaining book of stories. You’ll see that everyone counts, but no computation is needed.

What Do I Want? How Do I Get It?

A Complete Guide to Effective Thinking and Mind Power

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Author: Hugo Rodriguez

Publisher: Hugo Rodriguez

ISBN: 1921240210

Category: Personal coaching

Page: 291

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Evolution, Money, War, and Computers

Non-Traditional Applications of Computational Statistical Physics

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Author: Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira,Dietrich Stauffer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3322910091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 156

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This book for physicists, biologists, computer scientists, economists or social scientists shows in selected examples how computer simulation methods which are typical to statistical physics have been applied in other areas outside of physics. Our main part deals with the biology of ageing, while other examples are the functioning of the immune system, the structure of DNA, the fluctuations on the stock market, theories for sociology and for World War II. Are leaky water faucets similar to our heartbeats? Throughout the book we emphasize microscopic models dealing with the action of individuals, whether they are cells of the immune system or traders speculating on the currency market. Complete computer programs are given and explained for biological ageing. The references try to introduce the expert from the covered other fields to the relevant physics literature; and they also show the physicists the way into the biological literature on ageing.

Can You Count to a Googol?

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Author: Robert E Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497659361

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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You may be able to count all the way to one hundred, but have you ever counted to a googol? It’s impossible! In this fun book of numbers, Robert E. Wells explores the wonderful world of zeros and tells how the googol came to be named.

Investment Adviser's Legal and Compliance Guide

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Author: Terrance J. O'Malley

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9780735550926

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 534

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Investment Adviser's Legal and Compliance Guide is an invaluable guide written to assist attorneys and advisers in both drafting their policies and procedures and reviewing them annually. In addition, the book serves as a practical tool for experienced attorneys and compliance officers for their changing responsibilities under new rules adopted under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as well as new staff interpretations and guidance. Investment Adviser's Legal and Compliance Guide also provides an in depth tutorial for attorneys and compliance officers who are new to this field. Investment Adviser's Legal and Compliance Guide covers in detail such topics as: Filings and amendments that an adviser must make to maintain its SEC registration Major rules and requirements dealing with marketing and attracting new clients The SEC's inspection process New clients, and the management of client accounts. The book also covers requirements relating to the adviser's obligation to its customer, including preventing insider trading and other trading abuses, as well as an adviser's recordkeeping, which is a major factor in meeting the requirement of the Investment Advisers Act. In addition, Investment Adviser's Legal and Compliance Guide provides registered investment advisers and their legal counsel with a comprehensive review of their compliance responsibilities that arise under the Investment Advisers Act.

How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?

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Author: Jane Yolen,Mark Teague

Publisher: Blue Sky Press (AZ)

ISBN: 9780439649490

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 12

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Describes how a little dinosaur counts from one to ten, using the toys and other things around him.

Digital Anthropology

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Author: Heather A. Horst,Daniel Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857852930

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

A Coach's Guide to Emotional Intelligence

Strategies for Developing Successful Leaders

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Author: James Bradford Terrell,Marcia Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118047613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A Coach?s Guide to Emotional Intelligence is a groundbreaking book that combines the topics of coaching and emotional intelligence in a down-to-earth resource for coaches, facilitators, and consultants. The authors, James Bradford Terrell and Marcia Hughes ?two experts in the field of emotional intelligence training?offer a number of elegant solutions that help coaches and their clients develop the authentic emotional skills needed to meet the challenges of today?s increasingly complex world. The book clearly shows how EI coaching can be applied within organizations and provides a solid coaching method for use with leaders in business settings. The book outlines five highly-effective strategies for developing influential leaders.

NKJV, The NKJV Study Bible, eBook

Second Edition

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Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418587389

Category: Bibles

Page: 2368

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The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word. Using the trusted New King James Version, The NKJV Study Bible has "the mind of a scholar and the heart of a pastor." Thomas Nelson's skilled team of scholars has produced the study system to reach for when accurate study in God's Word is the goal. Features include: More than 15,000 verse-by-verse study notes 150 Bible times and culture notes 114 articles on key Bible doctrines 350 word studies with Strong's numbers "Christ in the Scriptures" feature Topical index Deluxe Nelson concordance Full-color maps Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles NKJV Study Bibles sold to date: More than 1.3 million The New King James Version® - More than 60 million copies sold

A Painter's Camp

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Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: 348

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Blessed by Less

Clearing Your Life of Clutter by Living Lightly

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Author: Susan V. Vogt

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 082943903X

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Susan Vogt knew she had far more stuff in her closets than she needed. So, for Lent one year, Susan took action: she gave away one thing a day for forty days. But what happened during that penitential period surprised her; she became so addicted to identifying unnecessary things in her life that she continued the practice for a full year. Then she began letting go of other baggage—some physical, some emotional—and found that, far from feeling poorer, she felt freer and more fulfilled than ever before. A spiritual place had opened that allowed Susan to unclutter her mind and deepen her faith. Blessed by Less offers encouragement and inspiration for all who are burdened down by “things” in their homes and hearts but don’t quite know how to begin the process of letting go. Susan includes tips for beginners and challenges for those who’ve been simplifying for years. Rather than making readers feel guilty for all the stuff they’ve accumulated, Susan gently nudges them to see all that they have to gain—physically, emotionally, and most of all spiritually—by living lightly. Practical from start to finish, Blessed by Less shows how one woman’s journey into a simpler, less cluttered life can also be our journey and how taking a spiritual perspective on the matter can lead to abundant blessings we would have otherwise missed.

Diary of a Fat Housewife

A True Story of Humor, Heart-Break, and Hope

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Author: Rosemary Green

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446570183

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The personal story of a woman who has suffered the frustration, self-doubt, and loneliness associated with weight gain offers humorous insight into the diet industry and the power of the human will to overcome addiction to food.

What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Dog

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Author: Steven D. Hales

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.

Amplified Bible, eBook

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Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310409039

Category: Bibles

Page: 1728

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When Your Knowledge of the Original Languages of the Bible Is Limited and You Don't Want to Lose Anything in the Translation If you want to get all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages, the Amplified Bible is for you. No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required-just a desire to know all that God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the full meaning of Scripture unfolds as you read. And this Bible features other study aids as well to help you clearly understand God’s Word: - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book’s author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text.

Against the Country

A Novel

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Author: Ben Metcalf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812996534

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY VULTURE AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Against the Country is a gift for fans of Southern Gothic and metafiction alike. Set in the Virginia pines, and overrun with failed parents, racist sex offenders, cast-off priests, and suicidal chickens, this novel challenges literary convention even as it attacks our national myth—that the rural naturally engenders good, while the urban breeds an inevitable sin. In a voice both perfectly American and utterly new, Ben Metcalf introduces the reader to Goochland County, Virginia—a land of stubborn soil, voracious insects, lackluster farms, and horrifying trees—and details one family’s pitiful struggle to survive there. Eventually it becomes clear that Goochland is not merely the author’s setting; it is a growing, throbbing menace that warps and scars every one of his characters’ lives. Equal parts fiery criticism and icy farce, Against the Country is the most hilarious sermon one is likely to hear on the subject of our native soil, and the starkest celebration of the language our land produced. The result is a literary tour de force that raises the question: Was there ever a narrator, in all our literature, so precise, so far-reaching, so eloquently misanthropic, as the one encountered here? Praise for Against the Country “Iconoclastic . . . Against the Country has obvious affinities to Southern Gothic, both in its voice and in the delight it takes in rural ignorance and grotesqueries. . . . [A] country cousin of David Foster Wallace.”—The New York Times Book Review “Exceptional in its verbal brilliance and conscientiousness, Against the Country involves us in a family’s anguished and hilarious struggle against the strange dooms that seem peculiar to white rural America. This is a savage and gladdening novel.”—Joseph O’Neill, author of Netherland and The Dog “Metcalf’s unnamed narrator dazzles with his Puritan deadpan and capacious intellect, not to mention his double-barreled blasts of dark humor and wicked satire. . . . There are so many brilliant turns of phrase in Against the Country that it’s hard to choose favorites, but Metcalf is at his sharpest and most seductive when his antihero does more than blast and blame, when he steps outside his sermons to say something real. . . . Every note in every solo is sounded with exquisite perfection.”—Slate “Faulknerian . . . eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction.”—Vanity Fair “Ben Metcalf is a brilliant writer, and Against the Country is an ingenious and hilarious novel, a glittering, bitter celebration of how the lousiness of life can be redeemed in the hands (and mouth) of a top-shelf teller of life’s stories.”—Sam Lipsyte, author of The Ask and The Fun Parts “A daring conglomeration of every trick, swindle and gimmick possible using only ink and paper, a pulpwood imagination machine so finely and expertly wrought that it can take on Jefferson, Thoreau, the church, patriotism, race relations, sexual identity, J. D. Salinger, the myth of America and a thousand other targets . . . [Against the Country] is absolutely and completely worth all investment of time and effort, because it is an undeniably beautiful object, sharp as a new razor.”—NPR “One of the more necessary—and most eloquent—expressions of a distinctly American, provincial rage in some years.”—Flavorwire From the Hardcover edition.

The Octopus

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Author: Frank Norris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486146324

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

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Based on an actual bloody dispute in 1880 between wheat farmers and the Southern Pacific Railroad, this tale of greed, betrayal, and a lust for power is played out during the waning days of the western frontier.

Suicide: Satan's Silent Sting in the Church

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Author: Prophetess Bernice Letsinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477175385

Category: Social Science

Page: 73

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If I can touch only one person and stop him or her from destroying their lifes destiny through my own testimony, my God will be pleased and the enemy defeated. Suicide: Satans Silent Sting in the Church was destined to be brought forth, for such a time as this to expose the enemy and his weapons against the people of God. I wrote this book because I care for you and want you to live a joyous life in Christ Jesus. Contrary to what the enemy has tried to tell you, you can live in the fullness of joy and every promise that the Lord God has given you. When trials and tribulations (the cares of this world) weigh you down, please know that there is nothing too hard for God! He is a forgiving and loving God. His word says that He is married to the backslider. Gods love will keep you. It was His love that kept me alive to tell my story. I tell my testimony in hope that it will encourage you to live and not die. Most of you have not heard of prophetess Bernice Letsinger. I do not have a platform or a television show, but I am a woman of God, who is a wife, mother, and a person just like you who have experienced great pain in silence that only the Lord and I knew. This pain almost destroyed my life, family, friends, children, spouse, and ministry. I have no PhD, but I do have a testimony that is covered by the blood of Jesus. There is an anointing, yoke-destroying, and burden-removing power in the word of God and in the testimony of a survivor of suicide. As you read this book, allow God to heal and set you free from the sting of death. I know he will; it is already done and has been declared that a million souls will be saved just by reading this testimony. The anointing on these pages will prevent Satans silent sting from penetrating your soul thus destroy the stronghold of the spirit of suicide.

Play Money

Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot

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Author: Julian Dibbell

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465003672

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Play Money explores the remarkable new phenomenon of MMORPGs, or Massively MultiPlayer Online Role-Playing Games, in which hundreds of thousands of players operate fantasy characters in virtual environments. With city-sized populations, these games generate their own cultures, governments, and social systems and, inevitably, their own economies, which spill over into the real world. The desire for virtual goods-magic swords, enchanted breastplates, and special, hard-to-get elixirs-has spawned a cottage industry of "virtual loot farmers”: people who play the games just to obtain fantasy goods that they can sell in the real world. The best loot farmers can make between six figures a year and six figures a month. Play Money is an extended walk on the weird side: a vivid snapshot of a subculture whose denizens were once the stuff of mere sociological spectacle but now-with computer gaming poised to eclipse all otherentertainments in dollar volume, and with the lines between play and work, virtual and real increasingly blurred-look more and more like the future.

Duties to Others

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Author: Courtney Campbell,B. Andrew Lustig

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401582440

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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Despite reservoirs of moral discourse about duties in religious communities, professional caregiving traditions, and philosophical perspectives, the dominant moral language in contemporary biomedical ethics is that of `rights'. Duties to Others begins to correct this imbalance in our ethical language through theoretical expositions of the ideas of duty and of the `other', and by applied exemplifications of particular duties to identified others that arise in the context of health care. A pronounced multidisciplinary orientation informs this analysis of our moral call to respond to the needs of others. The essays in this volume offer a stimulating intellectual freshness through a continual engagement of theological, professional, and philosophical understandings of the duties that arise in our relationships with others in medicine, nursing, and social contexts. Duties to Others provides provocative challenges about the terrain of our moral world for both students and professionals in biomedical ethics, medicine, philosophy, and theology.