People as Living Things

The Psychology of Perceptual Control

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Author: Philip Julian Runkel

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 0974015504

Category: Psychology

Page: 523

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Runkel links Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) thinking to psychological literature and discusses it against that background.

The Oldest Living Things in the World

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Author: Rachel Sussman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022605764X

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands. Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.

That's why We Don't Eat Animals

A Book about Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things

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Author: N.A

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An introduction to vegetarianism and veganism features an endearing cast of animals shown in both their natural state and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm, describing the negative effects that eating meat has on the environment.

The Secret Clocks

Time Senses of Living Things

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Author: Seymour Simon,Jan Brett

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486488667

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 74

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Examines why some plants blossom only in daylight, how birds know when and where to migrate, and other intriguing aspects of human and animal biological clocks.

Is It a Living Thing?

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Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778732303

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes the characteristics that define living things, including cells, the need for energy, the need for a place to live, and growth and change.

Kinship with All Life

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Author: J. Allen Boone

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060609125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Is there a universal language of love, a "kinship with all life" that can open new horizons of experience? Example after example in this unique classic -- from "Strongheart" the actor-dog to "Freddie" the fly -- resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact. All that is required is an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor to part the curtain and form bonds of real friendship. For anyone who loves animals, for all those who have ever experienced the special devotion only a pet can bring, Kinship With All Life is an unqualified delight. Sample these pages and you will never encounter "just a dog" again, but rather a fellow member of nature's own family.

Going Solo

The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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Author: Eric Klinenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143122770

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.

The Method of Levels

How to Do Psychotherapy Without Getting in the Way

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Author: Timothy A. Carey

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 0974015547

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

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Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

Here We Are

Notes for Living on Planet Earth

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Author: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698408470

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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#1 TIME Best Book of the Year for 2017! "Moments of human intimacy jostle with scenes that inspire cosmic awe, and the broad diversity of Jeffers's candy-colored humans...underscores the twin messages that 'You're never alone on Earth' and that we're all in this together."--Publisher's Weekly (starred review) Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and those who call it home. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. Praise for Here We Are: -"A sweet and tender distillation of what every Earthling needs to know and might well spend a lifetime striving to achieve. A must-purchase for new parent shelves"--School Library Journal

A Student of Living Things

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Author: Susan Richards Shreve

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696060

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Frayn family of Washington, D.C., is coping pretty well with twenty-first century realities of life?snipers, bomb threats, natural disasters, etc. Then, in the moment it takes Claire Frayn to dig for her umbrella, her politically outspoken brother Steven is shot down right next to her on the library steps. Steven?s murder shatters the tightly knit Frayn family, and his sister Claire becomes determined to unravel the mystery of why her brother was killed. Searching for answers, Claire meets Victor, an enigmatic stranger who claims to know who killed Steven. Claire begins an unusual correspondence with the suspected assassin, but instead of uncovering the truth of her brother?s death, she finds herself drawn to this man, and increasingly apprehensive about cooperating with Victor?s plans to avenge Steven?s death. A gripping family drama with an unusual love story at its center, this is an intimate portrait of grief, the futility of revenge, and the miracle of forgiveness.

Perceptual Control Theory

An Overview of the Third Grand Theory in Psychology—Introductions, Readings, and Resources

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Author: William T. Powers

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 1938090128

Category: Psychology

Page: 424

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These introductions and readings provide a comprehensive range of information for the study of Perceptual Control Theory—papers, books, book reviews, resources on-line, demos and tutorial programs for your computer. Perceptual Control Theory, PCT, results from one man's curiosity, expertise, creativity and determination. The articles, books, and tutorial programs introduced in this volume would not have been written, certainly not this way, if it were not for William T. (Bill) Powers's seminal insight and tireless efforts across more that sixty years. The PCT explanation for what behavior is, how it works and what it accomplishes is well documented. It lays a foundation for a new natural science and can handle behavioral phenomena within a single testable concept of how living systems work. You can demonstrate it yourself with functioning computer simulations. Whether you are interested in improving education, resolving chronic psychological stress, understanding what is going on with an inconsolable baby, understanding the basis for our universal sense of justice, getting a different take on what emotions are, resolving conflict in general, becoming a better parent, manager, sales person, friend or lover, you will find fascinating insight when you review these readings and study this new explanatory concept with care.

I Am a Living Thing

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Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778732297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes the characteristics that make humans living things, including being made of cells; needing water, air, sunlight, and energy; and growing and changing.

The Restless Clock

A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick

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Author: Jessica Riskin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022630292X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 548

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A core principle of modern science holds that a scientific explanation must not attribute will or agency to natural phenomena.The Restless Clock examines the origins and history of this, in particular as it applies to the science of living things. This is also the story of a tradition of radicals—dissenters who embraced the opposite view, that agency is an essential and ineradicable part of nature. Beginning with the church and courtly automata of early modern Europe, Jessica Riskin guides us through our thinking about the extent to which animals might be understood as mere machines. We encounter fantastic robots and cyborgs as well as a cast of scientific and philosophical luminaries, including Descartes and Leibnitz, Lamarck and Darwin, whose ideas gain new relevance in Riskin's hands. The book ends with a riveting discussion of how the dialectic continues in genetics, epigenetics, and evolutionary biology, where work continues to naturalize different forms of agency.The Restless Clock reveals the deeply buried roots of current debates in artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolutionary biology.

The Way Things Are

A Living Approach to Buddhism

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Author: Lama Ole Nydahl

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780998457

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This seminal work offers the liberating and powerful methods of Diamond Way Buddhism for readers seeking to incorporate Buddhist practice into their daily lives.

The Method of Levels

How to Do Psychotherapy Without Getting in the Way

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Author: Timothy A. Carey

Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ

ISBN: 0974015547

Category: Psychology

Page: 178

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Based on Perceptual Control Theory, this therapeutic method leaves the patient in control with no interference from the therapist. Carey shows how to ask very simple questions about background thoughts to assist a friend in distress.

12 Rules for Life

An Antidote to Chaos

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Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345816021

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 448

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"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--Amazon.com.

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism

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Author: Fumio Sasaki

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393609049

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

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The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life. Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In Goodbye, Things Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.

The New Science of Radical Innovation

The Six Competencies Leaders Need to Win in a Complex World

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Author: Sunnie Giles

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1946885231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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Discover a groundbreaking, science-based approach to leadership that catalyzes radical innovation for dramatic—and permanent—results. Today’s business environment is undergoing a revolutionary transformation, defined by extraordinary levels of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). But most traditional companies are still built for the old-world economy when the new mandate from VUCA requires a fresh leadership approach. Dr. Sunnie Giles is a new generation expert on radical innovation who takes the mystery out of what radical innovation is and transforms organizations into ones fit to deliver radical innovation. Her in-depth research reveals that applying concepts from neuroscience, complex systems approach, and quantum mechanics can help leaders catalyze radical innovation rapidly. Giles’s breakthrough leadership development program, called Quantum Leadership, is the key to survival in the today’s VUCA market, with huge consequences for organizations’ bottom lines. The New Science of Radical Innovation provides profound insights and actionable tools to help you accelerate the speed of execution, balance between team cohesion and self-organization, and tap into the power of collective wisdom. Inside, discover how to develop the six leadership competencies you need to catalyze radical innovation in your organization: Self Management Providing Safety Creating Differentiation Strengthening Connection Facilitating Learning Stimulating Radical Innovation This book will help you redefine how value is created in your industry.

The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying

A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West

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Author: Sogyal Rinpoche

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116953

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

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25th Anniversary Edition Over 3 Million Copies Sold 'I couldn't give this book a higher recommendation' BILLY CONNOLLY Written by the Buddhist meditation master and popular international speaker Sogyal Rinpoche, this highly acclaimed book clarifies the majestic vision of life and death that underlies the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It includes not only a lucid, inspiring and complete introduction to the practice of meditation, but also advice on how to care for the dying with love and compassion, and how to bring them help of a spiritual kind. But there is much more besides in this classic work, which was written to inspire all who read it to begin the journey to enlightenment and so become 'servants of peace'.

Investigating Lexis

Vocabulary Teaching, ESP, Lexicography and Lexical Innovation

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Author: José Ramón Calvo-Ferrer,Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

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Lexical research plays a central role in present-day linguistics. Thanks to its ability to combine the traditional humanistic approach with state-of-the-art linguistic theory, it quickly responds to the demands of a constantly changing society, which requires scholars to provide answers to challenges in the field of translation, language teaching and language use. Furthermore, while still dealing with areas like legal language or dictionaries, the parameters of research have expanded to include previously unforeseeable fields, such as video game terminology, code mixing in pop music or the translation of erotic literature. This book shows how researchers are currently responding to these challenges, with a collection of essays representing various aspects of lexicography, combining cutting-edge research with a user-friendly approach. Divided into four major sections (Lexical Theory and Acquisition; Legal Terminology; Dictionaries; and New Challenges), it proves that lexicology, lexicography and terminology are very much at the forefront of current research trends.