The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
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Author: Alex Epstein
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780698175488
Release: 2014-11-13
Editor: Penguin

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Could everything we know about fossil fuels be wrong? For decades, environmentalists have told us that using fossil fuels is a self-destructive addiction that will destroy our planet. Yet at the same time, by every measure of human well-being, from life expectancy to clean water to climate safety, life has been getting better and better. How can this be? The explanation, energy expert Alex Epstein argues in The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is that we usually hear only one side of the story. We’re taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives—their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people. And the moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein argues, is woefully underrated. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental. If we look at the big picture of fossil fuels compared with the alternatives, the overall impact of using fossil fuels is to make the world a far better place. We are morally obligated to use more fossil fuels for the sake of our economy and our environment. Drawing on original insights and cutting-edge research, Epstein argues that most of what we hear about fossil fuels is a myth. For instance . . . Myth: Fossil fuels are dirty. Truth: The environmental benefits of using fossil fuels far outweigh the risks. Fossil fuels don’t take a naturally clean environment and make it dirty; they take a naturally dirty environment and make it clean. They don’t take a naturally safe climate and make it dangerous; they take a naturally dangerous climate and make it ever safer. Myth: Fossil fuels are unsustainable, so we should strive to use “renewable” solar and wind. Truth: The sun and wind are intermittent, unreliable fuels that always need backup from a reliable source of energy—usually fossil fuels. There are huge amounts of fossil fuels left, and we have plenty of time to find something cheaper. Myth: Fossil fuels are hurting the developing world. Truth: Fossil fuels are the key to improving the quality of life for billions of people in the developing world. If we withhold them, access to clean water plummets, critical medical machines like incubators become impossible to operate, and life expectancy drops significantly. Calls to “get off fossil fuels” are calls to degrade the lives of innocent people who merely want the same opportunities we enjoy in the West. Taking everything into account, including the facts about climate change, Epstein argues that “fossil fuels are easy to misunderstand and demonize, but they are absolutely good to use. And they absolutely need to be championed. . . . Mankind’s use of fossil fuels is supremely virtuous—because human life is the standard of value and because using fossil fuels transforms our environment to make it wonderful for human life.”

Range

Range
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Author: David Epstein
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780735214507
Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Penguin

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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more. "Fascinating. . . . If you're a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you." --Bill Gates "The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes "Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance." --Daniel H. Pink Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world's top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. David Epstein examined the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields--especially those that are complex and unpredictable--generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They're also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can't see. Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

Relentless Pursuit

Relentless Pursuit
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Author: Bradley J. Edwards
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982148157
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“A thrilling page-turner about the pursuit of justice” (New York Post), this is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and the corrupt system that supported them, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented their victims for more than a decade. In June 2008, Florida-based victims’ rights attorney Bradley J. Edwards was thirty-two years old and had just started his own law firm when a young woman named Courtney Wild came to see him. She told a shocking story of having been sexually coerced at the age of fourteen by a wealthy man in Palm Beach named Jeffrey Epstein. Edwards, who had never heard of Epstein, had no idea that this moment would change the course of his life. Over the next ten years, Edwards devoted himself to bringing Epstein to justice, and came close to losing everything in the process. Edwards tracked down and represented more than twenty of Epstein’s victims, shined a light on his shadowy network of accomplices, including Ghislaine Maxwell, and uncovered the scope of his sexually exploitative organization, which reached into the highest levels of American society. In this “revelatory exploration of the long fight to bring a monstrous man to justice” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Edwards gives his riveting, blow-by-blow account of battling Epstein on behalf of his clients, and provides stunning details never shared before. Epstein and his cadre of high-priced lawyers were able to manipulate the FBI and the Justice Department, but despite making threats and attempting schemes straight out of a spy movie, Epstein couldn’t stop Edwards, his small team of committed lawyers, and, most of all, the victims, who were dead-set on seeing their abuser finally put behind bars.

Epstein

Epstein
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Author: Dylan Howard,Melissa Cronin,James Robertson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781510758230
Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

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This is—for the first time—the full and unedited story behind the sick life and mysterious death of Jeffrey Epstein that is being called one of the most significant scandals in American history He was the billionaire financier and close confidant of presidents, prime ministers, movie stars and British royalty, the mysterious self-made man who rose from blue-collar Brooklyn to the heights of luxury. But while he was flying around the world on his private jet and hosting lavish parties at his private island in the Caribbean, he also was secretly masterminding an international child sex ring—one that may have involved the richest and most influential men in the world. The conspiracy of corruption was an open secret for decades. And then this summer, it all came crashing down. After his arrest on sex trafficking charges in July, it seemed Epstein’s darkest secrets would finally see the light. But hopes for true justice were shattered on August 10 this year, when he was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York. The verdict: suicide. The timing: convenient, to say the least. Now, Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales delivers bombshell new revelations, uncovers how the man President Trump once described as a “terrific guy” abused hundreds of underage girls at his mansions in Palm Beach and Manhattan… all while entertaining the world’s most powerful men—including President Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Donald Trump himself. How much did they know about his perversions? And did they take part? How might they have helped him to continue his abuse, and to escape justice for it? What responsibility might they have for his sudden, shocking death? And is there a shocking spy and blackmail story at the heart of the scandal? The answers to these questions and more will be explored in Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales with groundbreaking new reporting, never-before-seen court files, and interviews with new witnesses and confidants. Combining the very best investigative reporting from investigative journalists Dylan Howard, Melissa Cronin and James Robertson—who have been covering the case for close to a decade—will send shockwaves through the highest levels of the establishment.

The Epstein Barr Virus

The Epstein Barr Virus
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Author: M. A. Epstein,B. G. Achong
Pages: 462
ISBN: 9783642672361
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Epstein-Barr virus was discovered 15 years ago. Since that time an immense body of information has been accumu lated on this agent which has come to assume great signifi cance in many different fields of biological science. Thus, the virus has very special relevance in human medicine and oncology, in tumor virology, in immunology, and in mole cular virology, since it is the cause of infectious mononu cleosis and also the first human cancer virus, etiologically related to endemic Burkitt's lymphoma and probably to nasopharyngeal carcinoma. In addition, continuous human lymphoid cell lines initiated and maintained by the transform ing function of the virus genome provide a laboratory tool with wide and ever-growing applications. Innumerable papers on the Epstein-Barr virus have ap peared over recent years and reports of work with this agent now constitute a veritable flood. The present book provides the first and only comprehensive, authoritative over-view of all aspects of the virus by authors who have been the original and major contributors in their particular disciplines. A complete and up-to-date survey of this unique and important agent is thus provided which should be of great interest to experts, teachers, and students engaged in cancer research, virology, immunology, molecular biology, epide miology, and cell culture. Where topics have been dealt with from more than one of these viewpoints, some inevitable overlap and duplication has resulted; although this has been kept to a minimum, it has been retained in some places because of positive usefulness.

The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene
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Author: David Epstein
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101622636
Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Penguin

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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

Nicky Epstein s Knitted Embellishments

Nicky Epstein s Knitted Embellishments
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Author: Nicky Epstein
Pages: 276
ISBN: 188301039X
Release: 1999-05-01
Editor: Interweave

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Quirky, attractive knitted flowers, fringes, lattice edgings, and other embellishments can add style and flair to handmade knitted garments, store-bought sweaters, household items, and more. This book contains hundreds of ideas and instructions for using knitted appliques, borders, cords, embroidery, and enhancements such as fringes, tassels, pom-poms, and ties. Step-by-step instructions, line drawings, and charts present more than 350 patterns for all types of embellishments. A special section includes techniques on how to incorporate these patterns into projects. Photographs provide guidance and inspiration to novices and experts.

Nicky Epstein Knits for Dolls

Nicky Epstein Knits for Dolls
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Author: Nicky Epstein
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1936096544
Release: 2013
Editor: Nicky Epstein Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designer, author, teacher, and knitting celebrity Nicky Epstein has created a stylish delight: 25 playful, fashion-forward patterns for 18-inch dolls. Nicky speaks fondly of the dolls that inspired her designs and explains the techniques for measuring a doll, adapting patterns, and choosing yarn and needles. The adorable pieces range from classic to chic, and include everything from hats and coats to dresses, skirts, tops, and pants—a tiny, complete wardrobe of Nicky Epstein originals!

The Fifth Beatle The Brian Epstein Story

The Fifth Beatle The Brian Epstein Story
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Author: Vivek J. Tiwary
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781616558352
Release: 2016
Editor: Dark Horse Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Fifth Beatle recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein--the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the Beatles from basement gigs to unprecedented international stardom. It's also an uplifting, inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. This critically acclaimed and multiple award winning graphic novel has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, and a film adaptation begins shooting in 2015! The softcover edition includes a sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Andrew Robinson--expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition!

The Grifter s Club

The Grifter s Club
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Author: Sarah Blaskey,Nicholas Nehamas,Caitlin Ostroff,Jay Weaver
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781541756960
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: PublicAffairs

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An astonishing look inside the gilded gates of Mar-a-Lago, the palatial resort where President Trump conducts government business with little regard for ethics, security, or even the law. Donald Trump's opulent Palm Beach club Mar-a-Lago has thrummed with scandal since the earliest days of his presidency. Long known for its famous and wealthy clientele, the resort's guest list soon started filling with political operatives and power-seekers. Meanwhile, as Trump re-branded Mar-a-Lago "the Winter White House" and began spending weekends there, state business spilled out into full view of the club's members, and vast sums of taxpayer money and political donations began flowing into its coffers, and into the pockets of the president. The Grifter's Club is a breakthrough account of the impropriety, intrigue, and absurdity that has been on display in the place where the president is at his most relaxed. In these pages, a team of prizewinning Miami Herald journalists reveal the activities and motivations of the strange array of charlatans and tycoons who populate its halls. Some peddle influence, some seek inside information, and some just want to soak up the feeling of unfettered access to the world's most powerful leaders. With the drama of an expose and the edgy humor of a Carl Hiaasen novel, The Grifter's Club takes you behind the velvet ropes of this exclusive club and into its bizarre world of extravagance and scandal.

Attending

Attending
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Author: Ronald Epstein
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501121739
Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With his “deeply informed and compassionate book…Dr. Epstein tells us that it is a ‘moral imperative’ [for doctors] to do right by their patients” (New York Journal of Books). The first book for the general public about the importance of mindfulness in medical practice, Attending is a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors approach their work with patients. From his early days as a Harvard Medical School student, Epstein saw what made good doctors great—more accurate diagnoses, fewer errors, and stronger connections with their patients. This made a lasting impression on him and set the stage for his life’s work—identifying the qualities and habits that distinguish master clinicians from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness. Dr. Epstein “shows how taking time to pay attention to patients can lead to better outcomes on both sides of the stethoscope” (Publishers Weekly). Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research, Dr. Epstein explores four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner’s Mind, and Presence—and shows how clinicians can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care. The commodification of health care has shifted doctors’ focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With compassion and intelligence, Epstein offers “a concise guide to his view of what mindfulness is, its value, and how it is a skill that anyone can work to acquire” (Library Journal).

Sister Aimee

Sister Aimee
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Author: Daniel Mark Epstein
Pages: 475
ISBN: 0156000938
Release: 1994
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Describes the evangelist's youth, her ministry, and the scandals that nearly destroyed her

Healing Visualizations

Healing Visualizations
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Author: Gerald Epstein
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780553346237
Release: 1989
Editor: Bantam

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dr. Epstein provides a new vision of how the mind can heal the body through the use of "imaginal medicine". His techniques for tapping into the mind's latent energy enable readers to take charge of their health and lives with surprisingly fast, positive results. 20 illustrations.

Epstein Barr Virus and Associated Diseases

Epstein Barr Virus and Associated Diseases
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Author: Thomas Tursz
Pages: 810
ISBN: 2742000089
Release: 1993
Editor: John Libbey Eurotext

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Text in English & French. This book gathers together all the most recent world-wide knowledge in the various fields of research into the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), from the most fundamental subjects (virology, molecular and cellular biology and immunology) through epidemiology, pathological anatomy, clinical research and therapeutics. Featured in the book are highly original chapters dealing with malignant lymphomas in AIDS patients, detection and prevention in developing countries, formulation of an anti-EBV vaccine. This comprehensive and clearly written book is a valuable and essential tool for all researchers and clinicians.

Franklin Scandal

Franklin Scandal
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Author: Nick Bryant
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9781936296446
Release: 2009-08-01
Editor: Trine Day

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A chilling exposé of corporate corruption and government cover-ups, this account of a nationwide child-trafficking and pedophilia ring in the United States tells a sordid tale of corruption in high places. The scandal originally surfaced during an investigation into Omaha, Nebraska's failed Franklin Federal Credit Union and took the author beyond the Midwest and ultimately to Washington, DC. Implicating businessmen, senators, major media corporations, the CIA, and even the venerable Boys Town organization, this extensively researched report includes firsthand interviews with key witnesses and explores a controversy that has received scant media attention.

Jacob Epstein

Jacob Epstein
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Author: L. B. Powell
Pages: 141
ISBN: UOM:39015006329539
Release: 1932
Editor: Unknown

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Epstein Barr Virus Volume 2

Epstein Barr Virus Volume 2
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Author: Christian Münz
Pages: 505
ISBN: 9783319228341
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) was discovered as the first human tumor virus around 50 years ago. Since its discovery in Burkitt’s lymphoma it has been associated with various other malignancies, infectious mononucleosis and even autoimmune diseases. The two book volumes on EBV summarize the first 50 years of research on this tumor virus, starting with historical perspectives on discovery, oncogenicity and immune control, reviewing the role that the virus plays in the various associated diseases and concluding with a discussion on how the immune system keeps persistent EBV infection under control in healthy EBV carriers and can be used to treat EBV associated diseases. The respective 32 chapters are written by international experts from three continents for health care providers, biomedical researchers and patients that are affected by EBV. The assembled knowledge should help to understand EBV associated diseases better and to develop EBV specific vaccination in the near future.

Relentless Pursuit

Relentless Pursuit
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Author: Bradley J. Edwards
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781982148133
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Gallery Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the definitive story of the case against Jeffrey Epstein and the corrupt system that supported him, told in thrilling detail by the lawyer who has represented Epstein’s victims for more than a decade. In June 2008, Florida-based victims’ rights attorney Bradley J. Edwards was thirty-two years old and had just started his own law firm when a young woman named Courtney Wild came to see him. She told a shocking story of having been sexually coerced at the age of fourteen by a wealthy man in Palm Beach named Jeffrey Epstein. Edwards, who had never heard of Epstein, had no idea that this moment would change the course of his life. Over the next ten years, Edwards devoted himself to bringing Epstein to justice, and came close to losing everything in the process. Edwards tracked down and represented more than twenty of Epstein’s victims, shined a light on his shadowy network of accomplices, and uncovered the scope of his sexually exploitative organization, which reached into the highest levels of American society. Edwards gives his riveting, blow-by-blow account of battling Epstein on behalf of his clients, and provides stunning details never shared before. He explains how he followed Epstein’s criminal enterprise from Florida, to New York, to Europe, to a Caribbean island, and, in the process, became the one person Epstein most feared could take him down. Epstein and his cadre of high-priced lawyers were able to manipulate the FBI and the Justice Department, but despite making threats and attempting schemes straight out of a spy movie, Epstein couldn’t stop Edwards, his small team of committed lawyers, and, most of all, the victims, who were dead-set on seeing their abuser finally put behind bars.

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
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Author: Mark Epstein
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780767902359
Release: 1999
Editor: Harmony

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Buddhist psychiatrist challenges the preoccupation of Western psychology with the ego and its satisfaction, showing readers how to attain true happiness through Buddhist spirituality and through favoring being over doing. Reprint.

Mitch Epstein

Mitch Epstein
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Author: Mitch Epstein,Eliot Weinberger
Pages: 269
ISBN: UOM:39015067649197
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

While Mitch Epstein is widely acknowledged as one of the world's most distinguished art photographers, a complete survey of his work has never been published until now. Mitch Epstein: Work invites readers to trace the evolution of Epstein's entire career, following formal and thematic concerns that reveal how his aesthetics, his techniques and his politics have shifted and influenced one another over time. His early work on recreation is given its most natural yet unexpected configuration: Images from the United States are mixed with those from other parts of the world. Each of his major projects cover Common Practice (1973-1989), Vietnam (1992-1995), The City (1995-1998), Family Business (2000-2003), and the current, ongoing American Power. The beginning of each chapter includes a short essay by the artist or an excerpt from his previously published writings. An afterword by Eliot Weinberger and a DVD of Epstein's film Dad round out the package. Many of the pictures here have never before been exhibited or published.