The Man From Beyond A Novel

Author: Gabriel Brownstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082385
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The Man From Beyond A Novel from the Author: Gabriel Brownstein. From the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, a debut novel featuring Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is April 1922. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arrives in New York on a spiritualist crusade. To packed houses at Carnegie Hall, he displays photographs of ghosts and spirits; of female mediums bound and gagged, ectoplasmic goo emerging from their bodies. In the newspapers, he defends the powers of the mysterious Margery, one of the most famous mediums of the day. His good friend Harry Houdini is a skeptic, and when Doyle claims Margery's powers are superior to Houdini's, the magician goes on the attack. Into this mix of spirit-chasing celebrities enters Molly Goodman, a young reporter whose job is to cover the heated debate. As she wanders into this world of spooks and spirits, murder and criminal frauds, Molly discovers herself: her true love, her place in the world; even her relationship to her beloved dead brother, Carl.

Ai Ia 2011 Artificial Intelligence Around Man And Beyond

Author: Roberto Pirrone
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642239536
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Ai Ia 2011 Artificial Intelligence Around Man And Beyond from the Author: Roberto Pirrone. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, AI*IA 2011, held in Palermo, Italy, in September 2011. The 31 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited talks and 13 posters were carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on machine learning; distributed AI: robotics and MAS; theoretical issues: knowledge representation and reasoning; planning, cognitive modeling; natural language processing; and AI applications.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Wolves Of The Beyond 2 Shadow Wolf

Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545328883
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Wolves Of The Beyond 2 Shadow Wolf from the Author: Kathryn Lasky. The second installment in bestselling author Kathryn Lasky's staggering WOLVES OF THE BEYOND series, a spinoff of the legendary Guardians of Ga'Hoole books. The wolf pup Faolan was born with a twisted paw, a slight defect that caused his wolf clan to abandon him in the forest to die. But Faolan, with the help of the grizzly bear who raised him as her own, survived. Now he's made it back to his clan as a gnaw wolf, the lowest ranking pack member. And the hardships are just beginning. Another gnaw wolf, Heep, is jealous of Faolan and sets him up for failure. As if these humiliations are not enough, Faolon is framed for the murder of a wolf pup. Faolan must catch the culprit in time and prove he deserves to be a full member of the clan.

From Bitcoin To Burning Man And Beyond

Author: John Clippinger
Publisher: ID3 and Off The Common Books
ISBN: 1937146588
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From Bitcoin To Burning Man And Beyond from the Author: John Clippinger. What can we learn from Bitcoin and Burning Man about re-inventing money and designing better forms of self-governance? Why are “decentralized autonomous organizations” the next great Internet disruption? From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond: The Quest for Autonomy and Identity in a Digital Society explores a new generation of digital technologies that are re-imagining the very foundations of identity, governance, trust and social organization. The fifteen essays of this book stake out the foundations of a new future – a future of open Web standards and data commons, a society of decentralized autonomous organizations, a world of trustworthy digital currencies and self-organized and expressive communities like Burning Man. Among the contributors are Alex “Sandy” Pentland of the M.I.T. Human Dynamics Laboratory, former FCC Chairman Reed E. Hundt, long-time IBM strategist Irving Wladawksy-Berger, monetary system expert Bernard Lietaer, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Hirshberg, journalist Jonathan Ledgard and H-Farm cofounder Maurizio Rossi. From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond was edited by Dr. John H. Clippinger, cofounder and executive director of ID3, [http://www.idcubed.org] and David Bollier, [http://www.bollier.org] an Editor at ID3 who is also an author, blogger and scholar who studies the commons. The book, published by ID3 in association with Off the Common Books, reflects ID3’s vision of the huge, untapped potential for self-organized, distributed governance on open platforms. One chapter that inspires the book’s title traces the 28-year history of Burning Man, the week-long encampment in the Nevada desert that have hosted remarkable experimentation in new forms of self-governance by large communities. Other chapters explore such cutting-edge concepts as: • evolvable digital contracts that could supplant conventional legal agreements; • smartphone currencies that could help Africans meet their economic needs more effective; • the growth of the commodity-backed Ven currency; and • new types of “solar currencies” that borrow techniques from Bitcoin to enable more efficient, cost-effective solar generation and sharing by homeowners. From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond also introduces the path-breaking software platform that ID3 has developed called “Open Mustard Seed,” or OMS. https://idcubed.org/open-platform/platform The just-released open source program enables the rise of new types of trusted, self-healing digital institutions on open networks, which in turn will make possible new sorts of privacy-friendly social ecosystems. (YouTube video on OMS.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMCzibfVo3M “OMS is an integrated, open source package of programs that lets people collect and share personal information in secure, and transparent and accountable ways, enabling authentic, trusted social and economic relationships to flourish,” said Dr. Clippinger. Introduction 1. Alex Pentland Social Computing and Big Data 2. John H. Clippinger Why Self-Sovereignty Matters 3. David Bollier & John H. Clippinger The Next Great Internet Disruption 4. Maurizio Rossi The New Mestieri Culture of Artisans 5. Peter Hirshberg Burning Man 6. Irving Wladawsky-Berger The Internet of Money 7. Bernard Lietaer Why Complementary Currencies Are Necessary to Financial Stability 8. Stan Stalnaker Ven and the Nature of Money 9. Reed E. Hundt, Jeffrey Schub & Joseph R. Schottenfeld Green Coins 10. Jonathan Ledgard Africa, Digital Identity and the Beginning of the End for Coins 11. Mihaela Ulieru The Logic of Holonic Systems 12. Jeremy Pitt & Ada Diaconescu The Algorithmic Governance of Common-Pool Resources 13. Thomas Hardjono, Patrick Deegan & John H. Clippinger The ID3 Open Mustard Seed Platform 14. Patrick Deegan The Relational Matrix: 15. Harry Halpin The Necessity of Standards for the Open Society

Esoteric Anatomy Part 2

Author: Dr. Douglas M. Baker
Publisher: Baker eBooks Publishing
ISBN: 162569007X
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Esoteric Anatomy Part 2 from the Author: Dr. Douglas M. Baker. Introduction to Esoteric Anatomy – Part 2: Head and Neck (completed) The purpose of this treatise on esoteric anatomy is to provide a background and a basis for such specialised esoteric sciences as that of esoteric healing, anthropogenesis, biomagnetism, etc. Perhaps some of the basic principles of esoteric healing need to be borne in mind when the student reviews the contents of this work. Some of the topics explained, while supported by many drawings and images, are the pineal gland, the Third Eye, the clavicles, pain and ecstasy, the spinal column, systems of reward, the sympathetic nervous system, the respiratory system, nasal breathing, the choroid plexus and others. This extraordinary, very detailed work is meant to encourage always the use of natural energies, instead of drugs that invariably produce some toxic effect. The medicine of the future, especially that which we call preventive, must take into account the energy tracts of the subtle bodies and the application of natural energies to correct their disorders. If the student can understand the esoteric anatomy of the head and neck, he will understand also the process whereby man is offered the possibility of entering the kingdom above us.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Beyond The Source Book 2

Author: Guy Steven Needler
Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 1886940444
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Beyond The Source Book 2 from the Author: Guy Steven Needler. Dialogues through meditation with the last 6 of the twelve Co-Creators that operate out of our own Source Entity.