People as Living Things

The Psychology of Perceptual Control
Author: Philip Julian Runkel
Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ
ISBN: 0974015504
Category: Psychology
Page: 523
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Runkel links Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) thinking to psychological literature and discusses it against that background.

Perceptual Control Theory

An Overview of the Third Grand Theory in Psychology—Introductions, Readings, and Resources
Author: William T. Powers
Publisher: Living Control Systems Publ
ISBN: 1938090128
Category: Psychology
Page: 424
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These introductions and readings provide a comprehensive range of information for the study of Perceptual Control Theory—papers, books, book reviews, resources on-line, demos and tutorial programs for your computer. Perceptual Control Theory, PCT, results from one man's curiosity, expertise, creativity and determination. The articles, books, and tutorial programs introduced in this volume would not have been written, certainly not this way, if it were not for William T. (Bill) Powers's seminal insight and tireless efforts across more that sixty years. The PCT explanation for what behavior is, how it works and what it accomplishes is well documented. It lays a foundation for a new natural science and can handle behavioral phenomena within a single testable concept of how living systems work. You can demonstrate it yourself with functioning computer simulations. Whether you are interested in improving education, resolving chronic psychological stress, understanding what is going on with an inconsolable baby, understanding the basis for our universal sense of justice, getting a different take on what emotions are, resolving conflict in general, becoming a better parent, manager, sales person, friend or lover, you will find fascinating insight when you review these readings and study this new explanatory concept with care.

Kuji: A Spiritual Path


Author: James Clum
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105694941
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Community of the Weak

Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America
Author: Hans-Peter Geiser
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896110
Category: Religion
Page: 554
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Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.

Mammoth Books presents Fermi and Frost


Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472104668
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Astronomer Harry Malibert is at an airport when nuclear war breaks out. Having been recognised by a fan, he is offered a seat on a plane to Iceland. Though most of Reykjavík has been destroyed by a thermonuclear weapon, the rest of the Iceland has been left untouched. Malibert and the remaining survivors must take advantage of Iceland's geology in preparing for the nuclear winter ahead of them, all the while calculating their chances of survival and contemplating the Fermi paradox: given the size and age of the universe, there ought to be many extraterrestrial civilisations, yet none has so far been found. Will Malibert and his group survive, and will they or their successors live to see proof of extraterrestrial civilisation?

Platinum Pohl

The Collected Best Stories
Author: Frederik Pohl
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466826444
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Frederik Pohl, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Would Live Forever, is famous for his novels, but first and foremost, he is a master of the science fiction short story. For more than fifty years he has been writing incisive, entertaining SF stories, several hundred in all. Even while writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the other Heechee Saga novels, he has always written short fiction. Now, for the first time, he has gathered together the best of his many stories. Spanning the decades, these tales are in their way a living history of science fiction. Because Frederik Pohl has been on the frontlines of the field since the halcyon days of the late 1930s, and has written short stories in every decade since. And because he has always been a keen observer of the human condition and the world that is shaped by it, his stories reflect the currents of political movements, social trends, major events that have shaken the world . . . Yet at their core, all his stories are most acutely concerned with people. All sorts of people. Some are people you'll love, some you'll hate. But you will need to find out what happens to the people who inhabit these stories. Because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a depth and individuality that makes them as real as people you see every day. Of course, he also employs a mind-boggling variety of scientific ideas and science fictional tropes with which his characters must interact. And he does it all with seemingly no effort at all. That's some trick. Not everyone can do that . . . but that's why he was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by his peers in the Science Fiction Writers of America. Here are his two Hugo Award winning stories, "Fermi and Frost" and "The Meeting" (with C. M. Kornbluth), along with such classic novellas as the powerful "The Gold at the Starbow's End" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and stories such as "Servant of the People," "Shaffery Among the Immortals," and "Growing Up in Edge City," all finalists for major awards. And dozens of other wonderful tales, like "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and many others. Altogether, a grand collection of thought-provoking, entertaining science fiction by one of the all-time greats! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Living As God's People


Author: Doug Allen
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1640826645
Category: Religion
Page: 472
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A life application exegesis of a book of the Bible is different and often hard to find, especially of one of the Epistles. Life application is not a historical document, nor is it a purely theological writing. It is the taking of the Word of God and applying to the daily life of the believer in order that the Christian may “live Christ” in his walk so that those around him may see God “lived out” and thus come to know him. As the believer becomes more adept at doing this, the Holy Spirit will be able to place that believer in more and more circumstances where he can use the believer, often without the believer even knowing that he is being used. It becomes natural to the believer. Jesus puts it this way. He said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit.” All we have to do is hang in there. Jesus does the rest through his Holy Spirit. That is what life-application exegesis is all about. It is about living experiences of life with Christ so we may learn what Jesus wants to do in our lives to touch others. Just think—Jesus wants to use us to touch others. Blows your mind, doesn’t it?

Is It a Living Thing?


Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778732303
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Describes the characteristics that define living things, including cells, the need for energy, the need for a place to live, and growth and change.

Groundwater Economics


Author: Charles A. Job
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439809013
Category: Nature
Page: 687
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From the western United States to the Indian subcontinent, water issues have always been economic issues. Considered ubiquitous under the continents, groundwater varies considerably in depth, quality, accessibility, and availability. A unified discussion of groundwater and its economic importance, Groundwater Economics explores the application of economic evaluation and cost/benefit analysis for the use, protection, remediation and conservation of groundwater. The book reviews the major economic uses of and demand for groundwater, provides an ecosystem context for resource withdrawals, discusses the application of economics to groundwater policy and decisions, and explores the economics of groundwater sustainability. It examines the legal basis for groundwater use and access, then addresses drinking water, irrigation, and waste disposal. The author considers micro- and macro-economic factors, cost-benefit tools, sustainability, transboundary considerations, climate change and policy evaluation, ease of policy implementation, and societal acceptance. He synthesizes key points into practical steps for future application, describing ways to evaluate the economics of groundwater use in the context of the larger ecosystem and the natural capital it provides. The comprehensive approach taken by this book addresses a full range groundwater topics building on other supporting disciplines, rather than focusing solely on how to evaluate the economics of remediation of contaminated sites or of a single resource use. This multidisciplinary course is a more current way to address this complex issue, compared to the single-discipline approach that addresses groundwater as a physical resource on the one hand and its economics on the other. This unified approach presents an array of tools and factors for the evaluation of the economics of proposals for future groundwater use in relation to the ecosystem and its sustainability.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection


Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 146682994X
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science fiction from 1985. It includes eleven current Nebula Award Finalists, and works by such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. The finest new writers in the field are also represented, including recent Hugo and Nebula Award nominees such as James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. More than ever, this massive and satisfying book is the best buy in science fiction.

Religions of the World


Author: Lewis M. Hopfe,Mark R. Woodward
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780136061779
Category: Religion
Page: 416
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Conceived for students with little or no background in the academic study of religions, Religions of the World offers the most broad coverage of world religions supported by primary source documents, coverage of religions as they exist today, and integrated media resources. In preparing the eleventh edition of Religions of the World, Mark Woodward drew on his experience in teaching an introductory course on the religions of the world to thousands of undergraduates over the last two decades, living and working in Buddhist, Muslim and Chinese cultures for extended periods and on conversations with friends and colleagues in the Arizona Native American community. In this edition, he has edited the text closely for clarity and readability and made other changes to keep it up to date and accurate including updating all sections on religion today for each tradition. Religions of the World is comprehensive, readable, and engaging for all students.

English Mechanic and World of Science


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mechanics
Page: N.A
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Religious Objects in Museums

Private Lives and Public Duties
Author: Crispin Paine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 085785299X
Category: Art
Page: 192
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In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.

The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents)


Author: Gina Misiroglu
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593247
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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Kids ask the darndest things . . . and here are the answers—all in one helpful book! Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don't always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. Written with a child's imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book is a launching pad for curious young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done. It'll equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their kids, such as Is there life on Mars? Do rivers ever dry up? Why are there wars? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow old? Why do people speak different languages?

I Am a Living Thing


Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778732297
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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Describes the characteristics that make humans living things, including being made of cells; needing water, air, sunlight, and energy; and growing and changing.

Confucianism


Author: Rodney Leon Taylor
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106408
Category: Confucianism
Page: 177
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Presents a study of Confucianism that relates the story of Confucius, the foundations and practices of this religion, cultural expression, values, and Confucianism in the world today.

Reality Inspector


Author: John Caris
Publisher: Westgate House
ISBN: 9780960732005
Category: Chess
Page: 163
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A world championship chess match is the backdrop for this intriguing science fiction detective story. The main computer of the Federal Reserve is being tampered with and the results can destroy the U.S. economy. Actual chess games are used, and they act as launching pads for journeys into strange and challenging worlds.

Growth and Replication of Cells and Other Living Organisms

Fundamental Physical Mechanisms that Govern Nature's Evolvement
Author: Yuri K. Shestopaloff
Publisher: AKVY PRESS
ISBN: 0980966736
Category: Science
Page: 82
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This book studies the role of physical mechanisms in the growth and replication of living organisms. It introduces mathematical model of the growth and replication phenomenon and derives the main growth equation. Modeling of real growth phenomena for Amoeba, pigs, and Drosophila, and comparison to experimental data confirms the validity of the proposed mathematical model. Presently, the growth and replication phenomena are overwhelmingly considered as biological, genetic, and biochemical, which is much true. However, natural phenomena exist in a real world that does not have purely physical or biological boundaries, which subjectively imposed by excessive human desire for classification and clustering of everything. Physical laws influence such universal phenomena as growth and replication too. The book presents an interesting hypothesis, and its convincing proofs, with regard to existence of such fundamental physical mechanisms shaping the organisms' growth and replication. The derived general mathematical equation of the growth of living organisms, illustrated by numerical examples, gives much credibility to the results. The material is presented in such a way that it is accessible to any person interested in the subject.

Science Giants

Life Science : 25 Activities Exploring the World's Greatest Scientific Discoveries
Author: Alan Ticotsky
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 1596471069
Category: Education
Page: 140
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Twenty-five activities focus on topics such as classification, natural selection, cells and DNA, plants, and the human body. 140 pages.

Organic Chemistry


Author: T. W. Graham Solomons,Craig Fryhle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470401419
Category: Science
Page: 1272
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The Tenth Edition of Organic Chemistry continues Solomons/Fryhle’s tradition of excellence in teaching and preparing students for success in the organic classroom and beyond. In the Tenth Edition, virtually every aspect of the teaching and learning solution has been revisited and redesigned to assist students in comprehending the fundamentals of organic chemistry. The authors’ thoroughly explain and illustrate each new idea when it is first introduced and then reinforce the new idea or concept by having students work related problems.