A Matter of Degrees

What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and U niverse

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Author: Gino Segre

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101640170

Category: Science

Page: 320

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In a wonderful synthesis of science, history, and imagination, Gino Segrè, an internationally renowned theoretical physicist, embarks on a wide-ranging exploration of how the fundamental scientific concept of temperature is bound up with the very essence of both life and matter. Why is the internal temperature of most mammals fixed near 98.6°? How do geologists use temperature to track the history of our planet? Why is the quest for absolute zero and its quantum mechanical significance the key to understanding superconductivity? And what can we learn from neutrinos, the subatomic "messages from the sun" that may hold the key to understanding the birth-and death-of our solar system? In answering these and hundreds of other temperature-sensitive questions, Segrè presents an uncanny view of the world around us.

LIFE - AS A MATTER OF FAT

Lipids in a Membrane Biophysics Perspective

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Author: Ole G. Mouritsen,Luis A. Bagatolli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319226142

Category: Science

Page: 298

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The present book gives a multi-disciplinary perspective on the physics of life and the particular role played by lipids (fats) and the lipid-bilayer component of cell membranes. The emphasis is on the physical properties of lipid membranes seen as soft and molecularly structured interfaces. By combining and synthesizing insights obtained from a variety of recent studies, an attempt is made to clarify what membrane structure is and how it can be quantitatively described. Furthermore, it is shown how biological function mediated by membranes is controlled by lipid membrane structure and organization on length scales ranging from the size of the individual molecule, across molecular assemblies of proteins and lipid domains in the range of nanometers, to the size of whole cells. Applications of lipids in nanotechnology and biomedicine are also described. The first edition of the present book was published in 2005 when lipidomics was still very much an emerging science and lipids about to be recognized as being as important for life as proteins, sugars, and genes. This significantly expanded and revised edition takes into account the tremendous amount of knowledge gained over the past decade. In addition, the book now includes more tutorial material on the biochemistry of lipids and the principles of lipid self-assembly. The book is aimed at undergraduate students and young research workers within physics, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, nutrition, as well as pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. From the reviews of the first edition: "This is a highly interesting book and a pleasure to read. It represents a new and excellent pedagogical introduction to the field of lipids and the biophysics of biological membranes. I reckon that physicists and chemists as well as biologists will benefit from this approach to the field and Mouritsen shows a deep insight into the physical chemistry of lipids." (Göran Lindblom, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 2005, vol. 135, page 105-106) "The book takes the reader on an exciting journey through the lipid world, and Mouritsen attracts the attention with a lively style of writing ... . a comprehensive view of the ‘lipid sea’ can be easily achieved, gaining the right perspectives for envisaging future developments in the nascent field of lipidomics." (Carla Ferreri, ChemBioChem, Vol. 6 (8), 2005)

The Coherence Theory of Truth

A Critical Evaluation

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Author: Haig A. Khatchadourian

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608998037

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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The Ethics of Killing

Problems at the Margins of Life

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Author: Jeff McMahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019987963X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

Divine Magic

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Author: Doreen Virtue

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401919603

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

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You have natural magical abilities that can elevate your life to a whole new level, as well as heal and help your loved ones and clients. The original teacher of this Divine magic was an Egyptian sage named Hermes Trismegistus. His teachings, called "Hermetics," were only taught verbally or in very cryptic writings. In 1908, three Hermetic students wrote these teachings in a book called The Kybalion. Yet, this book was still difficult to understand because of its archaic and confusing language. Now in Divine Magic, Doreen Virtue presents a clearly edited version of The Kybalion, written in understandable and modern language. She gives comments and practical suggestions based upon her own success in using Hermetic teachings for healing and manifestation. With Divine Magic, you can master your moods, release negativity, manifest new levels of abundance, and attract wonderful opportunities in all areas of your life. Includes a meditative audio download!

The Kybalion

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Author: Three Initiates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440637407

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Who wrote this mysterious guide to esoteric psychology and wordly success? History has kept us guessing. Discover for yourself an occult classic that has introgued and enlightened seekers for generations. Here are the teachings of the legendary sage Hermes Trismegistus, reinterpreted for the modern person. Said to be an ancient Egyptian man-god who fathered astrology. alchemy, and other magical arts, the mythical figure of Hermes has fascinated readers of occult literature for centuries. Magicians and gnostics in late antiquity identified Hermes Trismegistus as the author of many esoteric teachings, building the mysteru of his lineage. Since 1908, The Kybalion--written by the hand of "Three Initiates"--has itself generated debate and controversy. Who is behind it? Do its ideas really arise from the secrets of a faraway era? And, most important, do they work for the contemporary seeker? In this concise, engaging guide, the Three Initiates assemble Hermetic doctrine into seven compelling principles, and provide practical methods for applying these ideas for self-development in everyday life. Fully redesigned and reset for ease of reading, this is the definitive text of an esoteric classic.

The Musical Standard

A Newspaper for Musicians, Professional and Amateur

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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Fundamentals of the Fuzzy Logic-Based Generalized Theory of Decisions

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Author: Rafik Aziz Aliev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642348955

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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Every day decision making and decision making in complex human-centric systems are characterized by imperfect decision-relevant information. Main drawback of the existing decision theories is namely incapability to deal with imperfect information and modeling vague preferences. Actually, a paradigm of non-numerical probabilities in decision making has a long history and arose also in Keynes’s analysis of uncertainty. There is a need for further generalization – a move to decision theories with perception-based imperfect information described in NL. The languages of new decision models for human-centric systems should be not languages based on binary logic but human-centric computational schemes able to operate on NL-described information. Development of new theories is now possible due to an increased computational power of information processing systems which allows for computations with imperfect information, particularly, imprecise and partially true information, which are much more complex than computations over numbers and probabilities. The monograph exposes the foundations of a new decision theory with imperfect decision-relevant information on environment and a decision maker’s behavior. This theory is based on the synthesis of the fuzzy sets theory with perception-based information and the probability theory. The book is self containing and represents in a systematic way the decision theory with imperfect information into the educational systems. The book will be helpful for teachers and students of universities and colleges, for managers and specialists from various fields of business and economics, production and social sphere.

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in Theory and Practice

[contains the Edited of a Symposium Held in Dresden Between 8 and 10 October 1993]

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Author: Karl Matthias Meessen

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041108999

Category: Law

Page: 262

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This work contains the proceedings of a symposium held in Dresden addressing the topic of extraterritorial jurisdiction with respect to financial services, tax, arms control, environmental law, antitrust matters and mergers and acquisitions. It provides an overview of how differently jurisdictional issues are perceived and dealt with, especially in the USA and UK. Contributions are from experts in the field. The book differs from others in the field in that it provides a resolution on extraterritorial jurisdiction. "Audience: " Civil servants, practising lawyers and academics in the field of international public law and private international law.