Lighter As We Go

Author: Mindy Greenstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190693797
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Lighter As We Go from the Author: Mindy Greenstein. The fears of aging have been one long cascading domino effect through the years: twenty year-olds dread thirty; forty year-olds fear fifty; sixty fears seventy, and so it goes. And there is something to worry about, though it isn't what you'd expect: research shows that having a bad attitude toward aging when we're young is associated with poorer health when we're older. These worries tend to peak in midlife; but in Lighter as We Go, Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland show us that, contrary to common wisdom, our sense of well-being actually increases with our age -- often even in the presence of illness or disability. For the first time, Greenstein and Holland -- on a joint venture between an 85 year-old and a fifty year-old - explore positive psychology concepts of character strengths and virtues to unveil how and why, through the course of a lifetime, we learn who we are as we go. Drawing from the authors' own personal, intergenerational friendship, as well as a broad array of research from many different areas - including social psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, the humanities, psychiatry, and gerontology - Lighter as We Go introduces compassion, justice, community, and culture to help calm our cascading fears of aging.

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

Author: Robert Bryce
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 161039206X
Size: 28.73 MB
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Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper from the Author: Robert Bryce. In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources, and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and myriad other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa to Panama City and Pittsburgh to Bakersfield, Bryce shows how we have, for centuries, been pushing for Smaller Faster solutions to our problems. From the vacuum tube, mass-produced fertilizer, and the printing press to mobile phones, nanotech, and advanced drill rigs, Bryce demonstrates how cutting-edge companies and breakthrough technologies have created a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. The push toward Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is happening across multiple sectors. Bryce profiles innovative individuals and companies, from long-established ones like Ford and Intel to upstarts like Aquion Energy and Khan Academy. And he zeroes in on the energy industry, proving that the future belongs to the high power density sources that can provide the enormous quantities of energy the world demands. The tools we need to save the planet aren't to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The catastrophists have been wrong since the days of Thomas Malthus. This is the time to embrace the innovators and businesses all over the world who are making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper.

Introduction To Fuzzy Logic Using Matlab

Author: S.N. Sivanandam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540357815
Size: 20.67 MB
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Introduction To Fuzzy Logic Using Matlab from the Author: S.N. Sivanandam. This book provides a broad-ranging, but detailed overview of the basics of Fuzzy Logic. The fundamentals of Fuzzy Logic are discussed in detail, and illustrated with various solved examples. The book also deals with applications of Fuzzy Logic, to help readers more fully understand the concepts involved. Solutions to the problems are programmed using MATLAB 6.0, with simulated results. The MATLAB Fuzzy Logic toolbox is provided for easy reference.

Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes from the Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Presenting 12 tales starring the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, this 1892 book is Arthur Conan Doyle's first short-story collection. The mystery compilation includes some of Holmes's finest cases with his dutiful sidekick, Doctor Watson, most notably "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Holmes matches wits with the crafty former lover of a European king. Also featured is "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," a study in misdirection that unfolds to become a much larger scheme. The stories, initially published in the Strand Magazine, are essential reading for Holmes fans.

The Original Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329249445
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The Original Sherlock Holmes from the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle. FICTION HOUSE PRESS presents The Original Sherlock Holmes in THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. It is a collection of 12 short stories which originally appeared in The Strand magazine in England from July 1891 to June 1892. They are presented in this book as facsimile reproductions of the originals. Included are: A Scandal in Bohemia, The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Five Orange Pips, The Man with the Twisted Lip, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb, The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches.