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Looking for Math in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Math in All the Wrong Places

Author: Shai Simonson

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

ISBN: 9781470470128

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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The soul of mathematics is the practice of skeptical inquiry: asking how and why things work, experimenting, exploring, and discovering. Estimation, analysis, computation, conjecture, and proof are the mathematical path to uncovering truth and we can use them in nearly every human pursuit. In this thoroughly charming and beguiling book, Shai Simonson applies mathematical tools in a variety of contexts that arise in everyday life to prove his claim that math is, literally, everywhere. Simonson applies his mathematical cast of mind to hiking, birthday parties, carnival games, lock picking, and kite flying. We see unexpected depths and connections when we look in the “wrong” places in the right way. No advanced mathematical knowledge is required to travel with Simonson and share in his investigations. All a reader needs is an open and curious mind, an eagerness to ask questions, and a willingness to think deeply and carefully about seemingly mundane things. There is wonder and joy in quotidian life with Simonson as your guide.

All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found

All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found

Author: Philip Connors

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The prize-winning author of Fire Season returns with the heartrending story of his troubled years before finding solace in the wilderness. In his debut Fire Season, Philip Connors recounted with lyricism, wisdom, and grace his decade as a fire lookout high above remote New Mexico. Now he tells the story of what made solitude on the mountain so attractive: the years he spent reeling in the wake of a family tragedy. At the age of twenty-three, Connors was a young man on the make. He'd left behind the Minnesota pig farm on which he'd grown up and the brother with whom he'd never been especially close. He had a magazine job lined up in New York City and a future unfolding exactly as he’d hoped. Then one phone call out of the blue changed everything. All the Wrong Places is a searingly honest account of the aftermath of his brother's shocking death, exploring both the pathos and the unlikely humor of a life unmoored by loss. Beginning with the otherworldly beauty of a hot-air-balloon ride over the skies of Albuquerque and ending in the wilderness of the American borderlands, this is the story of a man paying tribute to the dead by unconsciously willing himself into all the wrong places, whether at the copy desk of the Wall Street Journal, the gritty streets of Bed-Stuy in the 1990s, or the smoking rubble of the World Trade Center. With ruthless clarity and a keen sense of the absurd, Connors slowly unmasks the truth about his brother and himself, to devastating effect. Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, this is a powerful look back at wayward years—and a redemptive story about finding one's rightful home in the world.

Contra Mundum

Contra Mundum

Author: Adam Weishaupt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326641252

Category: Religion

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“I’m plotting revolution against this lie that the majority has a monopoly of the truth. What are these truths that always bring the majority rallying round? Truths so elderly they are practically senile. And when a truth is as old as that, gentlemen, you can hardly tell it from a lie.” – Dr Stockmann (in Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People) Contra Mundum is a handbook for all those who think there is something fundamentally wrong with the world. The ancient Gnostics claimed that the world was actually created and ruled by the Devil (the Demiurge), hence why everything is so hideous, unfair and horrific. Modern Gnostics (Illuminists) assert that the problem with the world is that it’s ruled by the forces of unreason rather than reason, by Mythos rather than Logos, by silly story-based religions rather than mathematics, philosophy and science.

Technoscience and Cyberculture

Technoscience and Cyberculture

Author: Stanley Aronowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135206178

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Technoculture is culture--such is the proposition posited in Technoscience and Cyberculture, arguing that technology's permeation of the cultural landscape has so irrevocably reconstituted this terrain that technology emerges as the dominant discourse in politics, medicine and everyday life. The problems addressed in Technoscience and Cyberculture concern the ways in which technology and science relate to one another and organize, orient and effect the landscape and inhabitants of contemporary culture.

The Sam Harris Delusion

The Sam Harris Delusion

Author: Mike Hockney

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326233730

Category: Science

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There are two kinds of intellectual: Philosophers and Sophists. The former seek the absolute truth while the latter seek the “practical” truth that brings them worldly prestige and success. The weak-minded are far more influenced by Sophists than Philosophers, to the severe detriment of the intellectual progress of humanity. Philosophers have a position based on rationalism, idealism, metaphysics and mathematics, while Sophists hold a position reflecting empiricism, materialism, physics and science. One of the most prominent Sophists in today’s world is Sam Harris, an American controversialist who supports scientism, atheism, and the claim that free will is illusory. All of his positions are closely connected, and the purpose of this book is to expose the fallacies that lie at the heart of the Sophists’ worldview, and Harris’s in particular. Ultimately, the difference between Philosophy and Sophistry reduces to the difference between mathematics and science, and how each relates to ultimate reality.

Mojo

Mojo

Author: Marshall Goldsmith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781401394974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Mojo is the moment when we do something that's purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it. This book is about that moment -- and how we can create it in our lives, maintain it, and recapture it when we need it. In his follow-up to the New York Times bestseller What Got You Here Won't Get You There, #1 executive coach Marshall Goldsmith shares the ways in which to get -- and keep -- our Mojo. Our professional and personal Mojo is impacted by four key factors: identity (who do you think you are), achievement (what have you done lately?), reputation (who do other people think you are -- and what have you've done lately?), and acceptance (what can you change -- and when do you need to just "let it go"?). Goldsmith outlines the positive actions leaders must take, with their teams or themselves, to initiate winning streaks and keep them coming. Mojo is: that positive spirit -- towards what we are doing -- now -- that starts from the inside -- and radiates to the outside. Mojo is at its peak when we are experiencing both happiness and meaning in what we are doing and communicating this experience to the world around us. The Mojo Toolkit provides fourteen practical tools to help you achieve both happiness and meaning -- not only in business, but in life.

Coming Back to Faith

Coming Back to Faith

Author: J. LeBron McBride PhD

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664227385

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Have you been bruised or wounded by your faith or belief system? This book is not about arguing theology but about providing practical insights and meditations to enhance the Christian journey. Your faith may be going through a transition. It is the hope of the author of this work that Coming Back to Faith will be a sensitive and caring beacon of hope along the way.

Leaving My Shoes Behind

Leaving My Shoes Behind

Author: Sheryl Tillis

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781606478974

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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In this book you will imagine what it is like to grow up in the fifties. There was much drama and excitement in Sheryl's earlier life. Her greatest accomplishments happened when she finally learned how to love herself through God's fervent love. Now she wants to pass on her wisdom to others. Leaving My SHOES Behind helps you to overcome low self-esteem, disrespect, inferiority complex, and insecurity, all of which she calls carnal leeches. This book will also encourage you to examine your spiritual life and make decisions about your purpose in life. Sheryl Tillis is an Educator in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is also a mother of two children (both adults) and two grandchildren. She has been teaching children with Special Needs for fifteen years. Sheryl dreamed of being a teacher in the sixth grade. It was her love of books that helped her make the decision to become a teacher and writer.

Four Brides

Four Brides

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9780369700537

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From wedding plans to revenge plots, and to finding love again… Three Brides, No Groom When three friends meet again at their fifteen-year class reunion, they reveal that their lives have taken unexpected directions. Back in their college days, Gretchen Wise had been engaged to a top law student. Carol Furness, head cheerleader, had said yes to the school’s football hero. And Maddie Cobain was the girl who’d fallen for a professor. Now the three of them gather where promises were made…and broken. As the women reconnect, they share stories of disappointment, rediscovery and, finally, new love. BONUS: An Alaskan Wedding by Jennifer Snow Aurora Klein is back in Wild River to serve as maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding, but how can she keep herself together when the town holds so many memories of her ex-boyfriend Tyler Forrester—who also happens to be the best man?

Cry of the Elephant Man

Cry of the Elephant Man

Author: Erik L. Strandness MD MATh

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512745221

Category: Religion

Page: 250

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We are in danger of losing our identities as unique beings created in the image of God. Our culture, not wanting to answer to a higher authority, tries to expel God from the planet but in the process strips off the very image that makes us human. If we officiate at the death of God, we will also be forced to preside over the funeral of man. The good news is that despite the loud voices declaring that we are just evolved animals, the vast majority of us behave as if we are special. Since the characteristics that make humans unique are found nowhere else on the planet, we are compelled to look to the heavens. We have a choice; we can find significance running with the pack or in becoming children of God. We can howl at the moon or offer prayers to our Father, but either way we will end up worshiping our maker. Dr. Strandness explores what it means to be created in the image of God by examining those qualities that are universally recognized as unique to humankind. He makes the case that these characteristics have a heavenly origin and can only be adequately explained by a Biblical understanding of humans as Gods image-bearers.

Three Brides, No Groom

Three Brides, No Groom

Author: Debbie Macomber

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488027703

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 344

One from the keeper shelf! Enjoy again this heartwarming story from one of America’s favorite storytellers, #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber. Three women meet at their fifteen-year class reunion…and discover that their lives have taken unexpected directions. Back in their college days, Gretchen Wise had been engaged to a top law student. Carol Furness, head cheerleader, had said yes to the school’s football hero. And Maddie Cobain was the girl who’d fallen for a professor. Now the three of them gather around a popular fountain on the college grounds. This fountain was where lovers met, where promises were made…and broken. So it’s fitting that Gretchen, Carol and Maddie sit here to share their stories of betrayal, revenge and finding new love… Originally published in 1997

Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand

Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand

Author: Dwayne Reed

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316539029

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 157

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This humorous and heartwarming sequel to Simon B. Rhymin' follows a young rapper navigating the inequality and injustice within his school and community. Eleven-year-old Simon and his friends are disappointed with the lack of funding at Booker T. Washington School—there’s no AC, only one space for school activities, and the money for extracurricular programs is getting cut. Desperate to save Maria’s beloved debate team, the crew start a petition to grab the attention of the local community and show they deserve to have the same opportunities as everyone else. But when news of the petition reaches the school board, Simon must face his fears once again. Can he use his rhymes to take a stand and prove that he, Maria, and C.J. can make a difference in their hood?