“Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.” Since Niels Bohr said this many years ago, quantum mechanics has only been getting more shocking. We now realize that it’s not really telling us that “weird” things happen out of sight, on the tiniest level, in the atomic world: rather, everything is quantum. But if quantum mechanics is correct, what seems obvious and right in our everyday world is built on foundations that don’t seem obvious or right at all—or even possible. An exhilarating tour of the contemporary quantum landscape, Beyond Weird is a book about what quantum physics really means—and what it doesn’t. Science writer Philip Ball offers an up-to-date, accessible account of the quest to come to grips with the most fundamental theory of physical reality, and to explain how its counterintuitive principles underpin the world we experience. Over the past decade it has become clear that quantum physics is less a theory about particles and waves, uncertainty and fuzziness, than a theory about information and knowledge—about what can be known, and how we can know it. Discoveries and experiments over the past few decades have called into question the meanings and limits of space and time, cause and effect, and, ultimately, of knowledge itself. The quantum world Ball shows us isn’t a different world. It is our world, and if anything deserves to be called “weird,” it’s us.
This volume describes a broad array of culturally sensitive research methods in psychology, addressing diverse issues such as implicit bias, identity development, trauma, and racism. Each chapter provides instructive value for those who want to effectively employ these methods, as well as deep reflection on the meaning of various methods for understanding complex psychological phenomena. The methods discussed include various interview methodologies, digital tools, use of media representations, exposure to positive exemplars, survey and experience sampling, and participatory action research. These topics and methods are arranged across three sections: methods that are meant to describe culture and cultural phenomena, methodologies designed to facilitate awareness of structural bias and inequity, and a section on broad, overarching issues, such as the colonial harm inflicted by scientific research, diversity in open science, and intersectionality.
The fifth annual volume of short stories, each originally published monthly on www.mlbuchman.com (plus a Christmas bonus). It began in 2014 as a gift for my fans, but I quickly discovered the joy of the short form. I have a lifelong love of short fiction as a reader, but it took me until 2014 to begin writing it. Inside this volume I have collected the short stories of 2018 and added introductory commentary for each tale. Come join me as Firebirds fly to wildfire—and fall in love. As Delta Force and the Night Stalkers pursue villains—and fall in love. Follow our heroes to a Montana horse ranch—and fall in love with them all over again yourself. A baker’s dozen of short tales certain to tickle anyone’s fancy.
(Five romance collection with exclusive author intros for each short story.) Praise for M. L.’s Firehawks series: * “The contemporary standard bearer of military romance.” * “Top 10 Romance of the Year.” * “Robert Ludlum and Nora Roberts got together and had a book baby.” The Oregon Firebirds launch their firefighting dream on a rotorblade and a prayer. Come enjoy this collection heartwarming tales of hope and wildfires. They’ve put everything on the line, but never expected to expose their hearts to the fire as well. (previously published as individual stories)
-an Oregon Firebirds romance story- The Oregon Firebirds are the very best at one thing—saving homes. Finding their own poses problems. Ty Franks works as handyman for the Firebirds. But all summer he lives a lie. When he rescues smokejumper Mallory Kerr he must choose between his hidden truth and future happiness. Mallory lost friends and alienated family because she knows what she is meant to do—jump to wildfire. The fire between them burns, until her present truth collides head-on with his past secrets.
The Wiley Handbook of the Psychology of Mass Shootings gathers together the latest insights from research and practice in one timely and much-needed reference work. The first full-length academic examination of mass shootings from a psychological perspective Contains 21 essays written by a global team of experts Covers a broad range of topics, including the psychology of perpetrators, the role of the media, psychological considerations and clinical interventions for affected individuals, prevention, ethical issues, and areas for future research Provides best practices for clinicians, academics, and policymakers dealing with these increasingly prevalent incidents of violence
A murderer thinks it was the perfect kill. A teenage sleuth vows to have the last word. Meet Darcy Walker: Practical joker. Adrenaline junkie. With an allergic reaction to schoolwork. In Darcy’s world, the best parts of the day are lunch, staring at good butts, and when the final bell rings. But everything changes when she discovers a dead body near Valley High. It jumpstarts her inner-sleuth and she vows to catch the murderer. Teaming up with an out of shape jock and the school bad boy to unravel the clues, Darcy soon realizes chasing the sins of a killer can come with a price. Danger spikes the deeper she digs as she uncovers a startling connection between the corpse, a fellow nerd, and a gang infiltrating the school. When a stalker begins to shadow her every move, threatening torture and death if she doesn’t stand down, Darcy has a decision to make: concede defeat or go Mach-1 at the truth and pray she comes out alive. GRADE A STUPID is the first novel in the action-packed Darcy Walker Teenage Sleuth Thrillers. If you enjoy humorous dialogue, twisty plots, and gritty heroines who are verbs in a world full of nouns, then you’ll love this novel where the underdog saves the day. Dive into this bestselling teen mystery readers call Stephanie Plum meets Veronica Mars meets Pretty Little Liars today!
Margaret Hatcher was a wounded, wordless child who cried when her classmates made fun of her and put on a brave face for a mother who struggled with acute depression. As life presented her with new experiences, she slowly let go of her fearfulness, becoming an acclaimed educator who won numerous national awards, a national speaker, writer, and visual artist. Underneath It All: A Collection of Memoirs shows snapshots of her evolution: Flying out of a giant tree. A Long John Silver's out-of-body experience. Rehab with an ex-Marine. Honorable closure. Throughout, Hatcher shares her deep love of the places that formed and informed her, from a small town in Texas to the top of the San Juan Mountains in Colorado and the high deserts of Arizona. Spanning more than seven decades, Underneath It All takes us on an expedition to discover the truth of one remarkable woman's life.
This is a critical overview of monster magazines from the 1950s through the 1970s. “Monster magazine” is a blanket term to describe both magazines that focus primarily on popular horror movies and magazines that contain stories featuring monsters, both of which are illustrated in comic book style and printed in black and white. The book describes the rise and fall of these magazines, examining the contributions of Marvel Comics and several other well-known companies, as well as evaluating the effect of the Comics Code Authority on both present and future efforts in the field. It identifies several sub-genres, including monster movies, zombies, vampires, sword-and-sorcery, and pulp-style fiction. The work includes several indexes and technical credits.