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|Author||: Kevin N. Laland,Gillian R. Brown|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
This book asks whether evolution can help us to understand human behaviour and explores diverse evolutionary methods and arguments. It provides a short, readable introduction to the science behind the works of Dawkins, Dennett, Wilson and Pinker. It is widely used in undergraduate courses around the world.
|Author||: Jack D. Schwager|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Bestselling author, Jack Schwager, challenges the assumptions at the core of investment theory and practice and exposes common investor mistakes, missteps, myths, and misreads When it comes to investment models and theories of how markets work, convenience usually trumps reality. The simple fact is that many revered investment theories and market models are flatly wrong—that is, if we insist that they work in the real world. Unfounded assumptions, erroneous theories, unrealistic models, cognitive biases, emotional foibles, and unsubstantiated beliefs all combine to lead investors astray—professionals as well as novices. In this engaging new book, Jack Schwager, bestselling author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards, takes aim at the most perniciously pervasive academic precepts, money management canards, market myths and investor errors. Like so many ducks in a shooting gallery, Schwager picks them off, one at a time, revealing the truth about many of the fallacious assumptions, theories, and beliefs at the core of investment theory and practice. A compilation of the most insidious, fundamental investment errors the author has observed over his long and distinguished career in the markets Brings to light the fallacies underlying many widely held academic precepts, professional money management methodologies, and investment behaviors A sobering dose of real-world insight for investment professionals and a highly readable source of information and guidance for general readers interested in investment, trading, and finance Spans both traditional and alternative investment classes, covering both basic and advanced topics As in his best-selling Market Wizard series, Schwager manages the trick of covering material that is pertinent to professionals, yet writing in a style that is clear and accessible to the layman
|Author||: Michael Barber,Duncan Graham|
Originally written after four years of the National Curriculum, at a time when adjustments and radical changes were being implemented, this book analyses from various points of view what is wrong with the National Curriculum and presents a series of options for putting it right.
|Author||: Raymond Moody|
|Editor||: Llewellyn Worldwide|
When New York Times bestselling author Raymond Moody began writing about near-death experiences, he noticed that the stories resembled the nonsensical writing of his literary heroes Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and Dr. Seuss. In this book, Dr. Moody shares the groundbreaking results of four decades of research into the philosophy of nonsense, revealing new ways to understand and experience life, death, and spirituality. Explore the nuanced feelings that accompany nonsense language, and learn how engaging with nonsense can help you on your spiritual path. Discover how nonsense transcends classical true/false logic, opening the doorway to new spiritual and philosophical breakthroughs. With dozens of examples from literature, comedy, music, and art, this accessible book presents a fascinating new approach to the mysteries of the human spirit.
|Author||: Kenneth D. Boa,Robert M. Bowman, Jr.|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Christian Publishing|
This fascinating, easy-to-read book cuts through the folklore and misinformation about heaven and hell to show what the Bible actually reveals---and doesn't reveal---about them. You might be surprised. You'll definitely be interested. And you'll learn how to accurately understand the Bible so your faith has something solid to stand on.
|Author||: Sheldon Krimsky,Jeremy Gruber|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
No longer viewed by scientists as the cell’s fixed master molecule, DNA is a dynamic script that is ad-libbed at each stage of development. What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning. Genetic Explanations urges us to replace our faith in genetic determinism with scientific knowledge about genetic plasticity and epigenetic inheritance.
|Author||: Maurice Merleau-Ponty|
|Editor||: Northwestern University Press|
"This translation is based upon the revised third edition, issued by Nagel in 1961. English translation c1964 by Northwestern University Press. First published 1964 ny Northwestern University Press."--Title page verso.
|Author||: Charmont Wang|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
This volume focuses on the abuse of statistical inference in scientific and statistical literature, as well as in a variety of other sources, presenting examples of misused statistics to show that many scientists and statisticians are unaware of, or unwilling to challenge the chaotic state of statistical practices.;The book: provides examples of ubiquitous statistical tests taken from the biomedical and behavioural sciences, economics and the statistical literature; discusses conflicting views of randomization, emphasizing certain aspects of induction and epistemology; reveals fallacious practices in statistical causal inference, stressing the misuse of regression models and time-series analysis as instant formulas to draw causal relationships; treats constructive uses of statistics, such as a modern version of Fisher's puzzle, Bayesian analysis, Shewhart control chart, descriptive statistics, chi-square test, nonlinear modeling, spectral estimation and Markov processes in quality control.
|Author||: Jean Bricmont|
Permeated by the author's delightful humor, this little book explains, with nearly no mathematics, the main conceptual issues associated with quantum mechanics: The issue of determinism. Does quantum mechanics signify the end of a deterministic word-view? The role of the human subject or of the "observer" in science. Since Copernicus, science has increasingly tended to dethrone Man from his formerly held special position in the Universe. But quantum mechanics, with its emphasis on the notion of observation, may once more have given a central role to the human subject. The issue of locality. Does quantum mechanics imply that instantaneous actions at a distance exist in Nature? In these pages the author offers a variety of views and answers - bad as well as good - to these questions. The reader will be both entertained and enlightened by Jean Bricmont's clear and incisive arguments.
|Author||: Lucy Kellaway|
|Editor||: Financial Times Management|
Rule 1: Management is one of the most difficult jobs going, and is harder now than ever because the challenges are greater. Rule 2: Most people are bad at managing, some are very bad. Hardly anyone can do it well. Rule 3: Good managers need to be both hard and soft, decent and ruthless, good at the big picture and at the small detail. Rule 4: In view of the above, the market for management consultants, trainers, gurus, business schools and business books is expanding, apparently without limit. Rule 5: While most of the management help industry is of dubious value, managers do need the experience and advice of wise outsiders. But to follow that advice blindly - as many companies do - is, of course, idiotic. Rule 6: Any new management technique that comes with a catchphrase is suspect. It almost certainly will not suit the company in question, and even if it does, the management will probably fail to apply it properly. Rule 7: It is hard to teach a middle-aged dog new tricks. People who are rotten communicators do not become better by virtue of having been on a course, or having read a book. Improving and changing is a long, painful slog. Rule 8: People like security. They like to be told what to do. Empowerment and flat structures are over-rated. Rule 9: All work is tedious for much of the time. If everyone accepts this, then so much the better.
|Author||: Seymour Simon|
|Editor||: Courier Corporation|
Investigates the sense and nonsense in twenty-two familiar sayings about the body, such as "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
|Author||: Kenneth D. Boa,Robert M. Bowman Jr.|
Are you sure you really know? How do you know? Information on angels and demons is rampant today, but much of it is anything but trustworthy. Sense and Nonsense about Angels and Demons helps you cut through the clutter to see what the Bible actually reveals about spiritual beings both good and evil. Learn about• the fascinating history of “angelology”• what an angel is—and isn’t• what angels do and why• what angels may look like at the rare times when they appear• the “Angel of the Lord”: when an angel is more than an angel• the devil and his angels• the origins of Satan: what the Bible really says
|Author||: Samuel Walker|
|Editor||: Cengage Learning|
Samuel Walker's SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT CRIME, DRUGS, AND COMMUNITIES was one of the first books to challenge common misconceptions about crime, and the new Eighth Edition remains uniquely effective at doing so. Described as a masterful critique of American policies on everything from crime control, to guns, to drugs, this incisive text cuts through popular myths and political rhetoric to confront both conservative and liberal propositions in the context of current research and proven practice. The result is a lucid, research-based work that stimulates critical thinking and enlivens class discussions. This engaging text captures the full complexity of the administration of justice while providing students with a clear sense of its key principles and general patterns. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
|Author||: Claudia Zaslavsky|
|Editor||: Chicago Review Press|
More than eighty math activities and number games help kids to think intuitively about math, emphasizing the underlying relationships between numbers and the process of manipulating them and covering such topics as estimation, prime numbers, fractions, and more. Original.
|Author||: Nancy Krasa,Sara Shunkwiler|
|Editor||: Brookes Pub|
Short and highly accessible book that guides readers in recommending evaluation and testing for math learning disabilities.
|Author||: Paul A. Offit, M.D.|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
In Do You Believe in Magic?, medical expert Paul A. Offit, M.D., offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine—an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks—can actually be harmful to our health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy—alternative or traditional—should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good, in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners. An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises, “There’s no such thing as alternative medicine. There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t.”