Left Brains for the Right Stuff

Computers, Space, and History

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Author: Hugh Blair-Smith

Publisher: Sdp Publishing

ISBN: 9780996434539

Category: Computers

Page: 474

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What made the Space Race possible? What made it necessary? How close a race was it? And what did it achieve? The answers are connected in surprising ways. Left Brains for the Right Stuff briefly summarizes the history of three technologies-rockets, navigation, and computers-and recounts how they were woven into the rise and rivalry of superpowers in the twentieth century. President John F. Kennedy inherited a small Space Race and transformed it into a Moon Race by creating the Apollo program (..". achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon ..."). To make it an "offer" the Soviet Union couldn't refuse, he added, "We choose to go to the moon ... not because [it is] easy, but because [it is] hard." Apollo won the Moon Race and, combined with the Space Shuttle, won the Space Race, which did much to win the Cold War and preserve the momentum of American leadership that had been created in World War II. Many big companies worked on those programs, and so did a small academic research laboratory. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Instrumentation Laboratory ("the Lab") was the creation of one man, Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, who invented inertial navigation. Author Hugh Blair-Smith was a staff engineer at the Lab from 1959 through 1981. Trained as an electronic engineer and computer scientist, his two-pronged expertise contributed to both the hardware of spacecraft computers and the programming that had to make the most of their limited resources. This is a history, an inside story, and a riveting account of the Space Race, studded with startling insights into causes and effects. In those exciting years, Blair-Smith joined many thousands of people in cooperating gladly, generously, and passionately to add electronic left brains to the Right Stuff. Their creations answered the long-sought quest for "a moral equivalent to war."

Building a Web Site For Dummies

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Author: David A. Crowder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470231401

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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Whether you’re in the preliminary stages of planning a site or you’re looking to improve the look of an existing site, this reference book covers it all. Now updated with the latest site tools, design techniques, and commerce options, this new edition of the bestseller offers a solid framework for building a Web site from scratch. Packed with all the essentials to help make your site the best it can be, this resource goes beyond just basic design and page building to show you how to incorporate both of those elements into a successful site. Veteran author David Crowder spills the secrets to planning and creating an effective site from the ground up. You’ll decipher ways to transform a bunch of seemingly random web pages into a coherent web site and you’ll discover myriad ways to make your site look and sound amazing. This updated third edition features content on designing with CSS, using the latest version of Dreamweaver, and applying Web analytics and promotion techniques. In addition, the book covers topics such as: Keeping a site fresh and exciting Designing a look that appeals to your intended audience Determining your Web page structure Incorporating color, images, graphics, music, and video Merging CSS and HTML Planning usable navigation Providing guestbooks and message boards Designing for e-commerce Getting set up with PayPal, Google Checkout, E-cash, etc. The accompanying CD-ROM provides trial versions of software that is used in the book as well as sample templates and graphics for Web building. Once you start referring to Building a Web Site For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you’ll wonder how you ever existed without this invaluable information! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Inside the Brain

Revolutionary Discoveries of How the Mind Works

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Author: Ronald Kotulak

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780836232899

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 222

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Explores how the brain learns, how it controls behavior, how it sustains damage and heals itself, and how scientists are searching for ways to keep it young and healthy.

THE STRUGGLE FOR TOTAL FREEDOM FOR THE BLACK MAN lN THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STILL CONTINUES

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Author: REV. NORMAN H. LYONS, Sr. MSW

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496937953

Category: Religion

Page: 86

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This book is suggestive only, to encourage the young young Black male to strive for better feelings about himself. You will find what the Author of this book did to overcome some weaknesses by GODS grace and the ability to strive for some positive goals about himself. TO GOD BE the GLORY. AMEN.

Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain

A Creative Approach to Getting Organized

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Author: Lee Silber

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466862815

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

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Almost all the organizing books on the market today target the "left-brainer" - people who are generally disciplined, neat, and analytical. But for those who are more creative and spontaneous rather than logical and detail-oriented, help is on the way! In this book, Lee Silber turns traditional organizing advice on its head and offers unique solutions that complement the unorthodox lifestyle of the creative "right-brainer." For example: * Discover how right-brainers can be organized in a left-brain world * Overcome obstacles that stand in the way of being more organized * Pile, don't file - put paper in its place the right-brained way * Learn how being a "pack rat" can be a good thing This creative new approach to getting it together is perfect for those who can't relate to boring traditional organizing techniques!

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

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Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157909

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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New York Times Bestseller An exciting--and encouraging--exploration of creativity from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

Being a Dad

The Stuff No One Told Me

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Author: Dale Alderman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595296173

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 136

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Take a hilarious journey through fatherhood with Dale Alderman and his two young sons, Chase and Logan. Based on actual events that occurred over seven years, Dale presents a collection of funny stories including: Breast Pads and Nipple Cream Honey, I Shrunk My Underpants Stinkerhead Stop It, Quit It, Stop It, Quit It The Farmer Cuts the Cheese Before he became a father, no one told Dale the stuff he really needed to know, like how to deal with a rampaging three-year-old at the circus, or how to corral two boys before they demolish a restaurant. From a Little League baseball game to a grade school field trip, Dale takes normal daily activities and turns them into wild escapades. Come on along and let Dale show you how much he loves Being A Dad.

Duel for the Crown

Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing's Greatest Rivalry

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Author: Linda Carroll,David Rosner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733228

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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A gripping look at the great duel between Affirmed, the last horse to win the Triple Crown—comprised of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes—and his archrival, Alydar. From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place. In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world. There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs. It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.

A River Worth Riding

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Author: Lynn Marie Sager

Publisher: Navigating Life

ISBN: 1593302843

Category: Philosophy

Page: 268

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Riding the river... ...If you want to survive the rapids of life, you'll need to stop trying to change the river and learn to change yourself... . Learn to examine the real cause of your frustrations . Learn to redefine yourself . Learn to reflect, focus and strategize before taking action . Learn to allocate your resources and understand the power of process . Take control of your life . Stop contributing energy to everything you hate, and start contributing energy to what you love . Learn to attract, nurture, understand and influence the people around you . Learn to read the river's currents and to let life flow"

General directions for collecting and preserving articles in the various departments of natural history

respectfully submitted by the Franklin society of Providence, R.I. to the attention of travellers, seafaring men, and all lovers of nature and of nature's handyworks, who are willing to lend their aid in promoting the cause of science, and advancing the progress of the arts

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Author: Providence Franklin Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 8

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