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The Myths We Live By

Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world.

Informationa??Consciousnessa??Reality: How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence (The Frontiers Collection)

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

Introductory Statistics

Introductory Statistics follows scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. The text assumes some knowledge of intermediate algebra and focuses on statistics application over theory. Introductory Statistics includes innovative practical applications that make the text relevant and accessible, as well as collaborative exercises, technology integration problems, and statistics labs.

Hormones, Metabolism and the Benefits of Exercise (Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions)

The world is faced with an epidemic of metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. This is due to changes in dietary habits and the decrease in physical activity. Exercise is usually part of the prescription, the first line of defense, to prevent or treat metabolic disorders. However, we are still learning how and why exercise provides metabolic benefits in human health. This open access volume focuses on the cellular and molecular pathways that link exercise, muscle biology, hormones and metabolism. This will include novel “myokines” that might act as new therapeutic agents in the future.

Solar Energy: The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion, technologies and systems

This book uniquely covers both the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells and the design of PV systems for real-life applications. From the fundamental principles of semiconductor solar cells; through PV technology (crystalline silicon solar cells; thin-film cells; PV modules); to components, design, deployment and performance of PV systems in use. The book is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and third-level physics or engineering courses on solar photovoltaics, with exercises to check students’ understanding and reinforce learning. It is the perfect companion to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Solar Energy (DelftX, ET.3034TU) presented by co-author Arno Smets. The course is available in English on the nonprofit open source edX.org platform, and in Arabic on edraak.org. Over 100,000 students have already registered for these MOOCs.

Understanding Statistics and Experimental Design: How to Not Lie with Statistics (Learning Materials in Biosciences)

This open access textbook provides the background needed to correctly use, interpret and understand statistics and statistical data in diverse settings.  Part I makes key concepts in statistics readily clear. Parts I and II give an overview of the most common tests (t-test, ANOVA, correlations) and work out their statistical principles. Part III provides insight into meta-statistics (statistics of statistics) and demonstrates why experiments often do not replicate. Finally, the textbook shows how complex statistics can be avoided by using clever experimental design.  Both non-scientists and students in Biology, Biomedicine and Engineering will benefit from the book by learning the statistical basis of scientific claims and by discovering ways to evaluate the quality of scientific reports in academic journals and news outlets.

University Physics Volume 1

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

University Physics Volume 3

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Basic science: understanding experiments

This 24-hour free course introduced science-based skills through simple and exciting physics, chemistry and biology experiments.

University Physics Volume 2

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Ten Wild Herbs For Ten Modern Problems: Facing Today's Health Challenges With Holistic Herbal Remedies

Do you suffer from Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, Eczema, Heart Disease, Herpes Simplex, Depression, Toxic Overload, Eye Strain, Hormonal Imbalance or Inflammation?Check out these ten wild, medicinal herbs and discover natural remedies using a little WELLNESS FROM THE WILDIn my latest book: Ten Wild Herbs For Ten Modern Problems,Learn about powerful, medicinal herbs from the wild that can be used to treat ten of the most common diseases in modern times.Today we face the challenges presented by the lifestyles we have chosen. Our fast paced, ever changing society creates health problems that are not just common, but rampant. Pollution, poor eating habits, excessive work hours, stress and many other modern factors prevalent in western society are continually taking their toll. Foraging for wild plants and medicinal herbs offers a holistic approach to today’s symptoms of a world that is out of balance. Herbs from the wild can help relieve ailments, yes, but they also are part of a getting back to nature approach to living in harmony with the earth and our own bodies. In this book I have outlined some of the problems facing my own readers and thousands of others with similar issues. I think people are ready to embrace wild plants not only for their medicinal actions, which are largely devoid of harmful side effects, but also for their nutritional value and the lifestyle changes that develop as you learn to take part in the ancient art of wildcrafting herbs.Download your FREE copy today on Kindle Unlimited!

Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty: From Theory to Practice

This open access book focuses on both the theory and practice associated with the tools and approaches for decisionmaking in the face of deep uncertainty. It explores approaches and tools supporting the design of strategic plans under deep uncertainty, and their testing in the real world, including barriers and enablers for their use in practice. The book broadens traditional approaches and tools to include the analysis of actors and networks related to the problem at hand. It also shows how lessons learned in the application process can be used to improve the approaches and tools used in the design process. The book offers guidance in identifying and applying appropriate approaches and tools to design plans, as well as advice on implementing these plans in the real world. For decisionmakers and practitioners, the book includes realistic examples and practical guidelines that should help them understand what decisionmaking under deep uncertainty is and how it may be of assistance to them. Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty: From Theory to Practice is divided into four parts. Part I presents five approaches for designing strategic plans under deep uncertainty: Robust Decision Making, Dynamic Adaptive Planning, Dynamic Adaptive Policy Pathways, Info-Gap Decision Theory, and Engineering Options Analysis. Each approach is worked out in terms of its theoretical foundations, methodological steps to follow when using the approach, latest methodological insights, and challenges for improvement. In Part II, applications of each of these approaches are presented. Based on recent case studies, the practical implications of applying each approach are discussed in depth. Part III focuses on using the approaches and tools in real-world contexts, based on insights from real-world cases. Part IV contains conclusions and a synthesis of the lessons that can be drawn for designing, applying, and implementing strategic plans under deep uncertainty, as well as recommendations for future work.The publication of this book has been funded by the Radboud University, the RAND Corporation, Delft University of Technology, and Deltares.

Our Cosmic Journey

I hope you enjoy my short story which explains in layman's terms how the Universe has evolved since its birth 13.8 billion years ago. Our fictional journey to the farthest reaches of space has been used as a help in the understanding of how vast and ancient the Universe really is.This eBook should stir your imagination and give you a new perspective on life.Simple life forms were living on our planet 3.5 billion years ago, since that time billions of animal species have existed, millions of species are still alive today. The evolutionary path for life has been very long but at last we have arrived. Our highly developed brain has given us the intelligence and the curiosity to carry out the science in the search for answers.My intention was to write this eBook as a free read for anyone, but of course that is not allowed on most book sites, therefore it is listed at the minimum price. Please, take a few minutes and read the preview. Thank you.

Quantum Physics For Beginners: Learn how everything works through examples and without frying your brain. A Practical Guide even if you are not educated in physics. + 10 Examples In Everyday Life

Have you ever wanted to explore the complex world of quantum psychics? It can be a complicated subject to manoeuvre. There’s so much to learn about it and without the right guidance it’s easy to get lost. This book was written to help guide you through the exciting realms of quantum psychics with ease. No more fumbling about in the dark. Simply follow our easy-to-digest guide and get well on your way to becoming a master in the subject.You don’t have to be a pro to explore the wondrous world of quantum physics. Anyone can get involved and gain joy from it. Have you ever wanted to be a little smarter? Maybe even wow your friends with your newfound knowledge. This book is for you. You will learn a series of new skills that will make you so well-versed in the subject you could light up even the dullest of dinner dates.Inside we cover a range of subjects including:●       An introduction and explanation of all things quantum physics●       A history of quantum psychics and how it affects our lives●       Various theories on the subject, from black holes to frequencies●       A number of well-known experiments in the sector and how the results apply to our day-to-day lives●       A bonus of ten examples of quantum physics in our everyday lives●       And much, much moreYou don’t have to be a scientist to benefit from this book. In fact, you don’t even need a basic understanding of physics. This definitive guide holds your hand every step of the way right from beginner level to advanced. This means anyone can read it and learn a lot from it. Even if you’ve never stepped foot in the subject. With this book you will learn how to become a professional in no time. Simply follow through from start to finish and you’ll be well on your way to mastering this secret scientific knowledge.Begin educating yourself in quantum psychics today, the right way!So don’t wait, scroll up, click on “Buy Now”!