A Beginner's Guide to Reality

Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014104232X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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A Beginner's Guide to Reality is an introduction to philosophy for people who don't read philosophy. Jim Baggott's sources range from Aristotle to The Matrix. He examines the major developments in Western philosophical thought on the nature of reality, at each of three levels - social, perceptual and physical. (Do money, colour, or photons exist?) The book systematically investigates these levels, peeling away the assumptions we make about those parts of reality that we take for granted.

A Beginner's Guide to Reality

Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781605980645

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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A unique fusion of philosophy and metaphysics set against the backdrop of contemporary culture.

A Beginner's Guide to Reality

Author: Jim Baggott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141019301

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

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An essential guide to reality, this work examines what it is, what it means and how it has been interpreted through the ages. Jim Baggott takes us through different levels of reality around us, asking: Are the things we take for granted in our everyday lives real, or just elaborate constructions that exist only in our minds?

A Beginner’S Guide to Perfection

The Definitive Guide for Taking Charge of Your Experience of Life

Author: David J. Saffold

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973611104

Category: Self-Help

Page: 210

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Your new life starts now! So often we want to make our lives different, but we dont know where to start--or, if we do start, we end up where we first began. Why cant we make the life changes we want to make? Why do we keep sabotaging our dreams? And why do we think we dont deserve a better life? The answer to these problems is simple; we must change our relationship with ourselves! In A Beginners Guide to Perfection, life coach David J. Saffold shows you how to change your relationship with yourself and come to accept all of yourself, even the parts you dislike. When youre able to accept yourself, your entire life opens upand what used to seem impossible becomes your reality. Your life starts filling with purpose and meaning; you become decisive, confident, and powerful. As you bring a new creativity to all you do, you begin to reach higher levels of prosperity and accept and express more love. And intractable problems melt away as if by magic. A Beginners Guide to Perfection gives you everything you need to succeed in making your life what you want it to be. Why wait? The time to start is now!

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

Author: Michael S. Schneider

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062043161

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

Quiet Mind

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Author: Susan Piver,Sakyong Mipham

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590305973

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Brings together six respected Buddhist teachers in an accessible introduction to the techniques of meditation, and includes guided meditation practice reflecting a range of Buddhist traditions, helpful teachings, and yoga poses.

The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize

A Life in Science

Author: Peter C. Doherty

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231138962

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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Peter Doherty recounts his unlikely path to becoming a Nobel Laureate, revealing how his nonconformist upbringing, sense of being an outsider, and search for a different perspective have shaped his life and work. Beginning with his humble origins in Australia, Doherty shares his early interests and describes his award-winning, influential work with Rolf Zinkernagel on T-cells and the nature of immune defense. In prose that is amusing and astute, Doherty offers a rare insider's look at the realities of being a research scientist. He lucidly explains his own scientific work and the selection, funding, and organization of research projects; the major problems science hopes to solve; and the rewards of a career in scientific research. For Doherty, science plays an important role in improving the world, and he argues that scientists need to do a better job of making their work more accessible to the public. He concludes with tips on how to win a Nobel Prize, including advice on being persistent, generous, and culturally aware.

The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food

Author: Jackson Landers

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

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Describes the benefits of hunting deer for food, providing information on such topics as choosing the correct rifle and ammunition, hunting effectively and safely, and dressing and butchering the kill, along with a colletion of recipes.

Audio Engineering 101

A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

Author: Tim Dittmar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136111735

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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Audio Engineering 101 is a real world guide for starting out in the recording industry. If you have the dream, the ideas, the music and the creativity but don't know where to start, then this book is for you! Filled with practical advice on how to navigate the recording world, from an author with first-hand, real-life experience, Audio Engineering 101 will help you succeed in the exciting, but tough and confusing, music industry. Covering all you need to know about the recording process, from the characteristics of sound to a guide to microphones to analog versus digital recording. Dittmar covers all the basics- equipment, studio acoustics, the principals of EQ/ compression, music examples to work from and when and how to use compression. FAQ's from professionals give you real insight into the reality of life on the industry.

A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting

Author: Michelle Robinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408845571

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Bearspotting is a dangerous business Â? you ought to take it seriously, you know. So here's what you need to know for starters Â? black bears are dangerous and black, brown bears are dangerous and brown. Although sometimes black bears can be a little brown, and brown bears can be a little black. Are you following? You really need to focus here. If you do, this guide will tell you all you need to know when walking in BEAR COUNTRY. Don't leave home without it. Are you ready? Good! Let's go ... A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting is the laugh-out-loud, essential guide for all would-be bearspotters. To be studied with due care and attention. Don't say we didn't warn you ...

A Beginner's Guide to Immortality

Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection

Author: Clifford Pickover,A Pickover

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786734612

Category: Science

Page: 384

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A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life's astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination. Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain's own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?

A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender

Author: Allyson Jule

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783097884

Category: Social Science

Page: 118

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In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insights into the study of language and gender for those new to the subject. Students will gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical perspectives on gender and language in the workplace, media, school, religion and domestic settings. Updates to the 2nd edition include discussion of: language and rape culture; LGBTQ terminology; language and social media; gaming; eco-feminism; and language, gender and Islam. The book is an ideal introductory text for courses specifically focused on language and gender, as well as those where an understanding of these issues would be helpful. Written in an engaging and reader-friendly style, with study questions, suggestions for further reading and a glossary, this book is the ideal starting point for students wishing to understand how language and gender interact in the modern world.

A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method

Author: Stephen S. Carey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111305552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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This concise yet comprehensive guide provides an introduction to the scientific method of inquiry as well as detailed coverage of the many misapplications of scientific method that define pseudoscience. Compact enough to be used as a supplementary book in a science class, yet thorough enough in its coverage to be used as a core text in a class on scientific method, this text assists students in using the scientific method to design and assess experiments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Beginner's Guide to Revelation

A Jungian Interpretation

Author: Robin Robertson

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9780892540303

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

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For 800 years the prophecies in the Book of Revelation have captured the collective Western imagination. In "Beginner's Guide to Revelation," Robin Robertson uses his unique skills as a Jungian-oriented therapist to reinterpret this magnificent document as a saga of changing human consciousness. Robertson follows a spiral path around the central issues of our time, drawing from Jung's psychology, neurophysiology, shamanic rituals and modern mathematics. The author reveals how the Book of Revelation express in symbolic language our collective ability to experience within us the spiritual depths of the universe. This exciting new material offers a sensitive journey into the meaning of death, transformation and changing consciousness.

A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind

How to Be "Normal" in Your Twenties with Anxiety and Depression

Author: Emily Reynolds

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149264210X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Your twenties can be isolating, infuriating and painful but how do you stay healthy and realistic when you're also dealing with depression, mania, or anxiety? Emily Reynolds's A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind explores the unique challenges, including: • How to deal with pressure at school and college • Tips for dating when you are mentally ill (and what to expect when you're on the other side) • Handling self-harm and suicidal thoughts • Advice for your family and friends • Learning how to navigate the internet and the online community • Advice on diagnosis, treatment, and maintaining your mental health A blackly funny, deeply compassionate, and extremely practical book, A Beginner's Guide to Losing Your Mind is all at once the author's personal account of what it's like to live with mental illness, a guide to dealing with and understanding it, and a companion to make the journey feel a little less lonely.

The Beginner's Guide to Cheese Making

Easy Recipes and Lessons to Make Your Own Handcrafted Cheeses

Author: Elena R. Santogade

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781623157944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Cheese Lovers Everywhere will Enjoy the Ease and Simplicity of this Essential Beginner's Resource for Cheese Making at Home. Say you love cheese and anyone within earshot will agree, because from Ricotta to Havarti and Gouda to Brie, cheese is quite simply amazing. But when it comes to making your own, it can be trickier than you'd think to get started. Lifetime cheese lover Elena Santogade felt this way when she taught herself about cheese making in her Brooklyn kitchen more than 10 years ago. As her hobby gained steam, Elena started running cheese making classes out of her apartment. Now, a full-time cheese professional, Elena has dedicated herself to creating cheese making recipes specifically with the beginner in mind. Elena's first-hand knowledge of the pitfalls and successes of a beginner cheese maker has armed her with the tried and true knowledge you'll find in The Beginners Guide to Cheese Making. With the easy, step-by-step cheese making recipes specifically designed for beginners, you'll be making the fresh, tasty cheeses that you love so much in no time. A brief introduction to the craft of cheese making offers answers to all of your cheese uncertainties such as: Goat's milk or cow's milk? What equipment do I need? Which cheese to make first? Quick start tutorials offer a crash course in cheesemaking best practices and techniques so you develop boast-worthy cheese making habits from the very start. Tailored step-by-step make sheets help you track your cheese making process, ensuring your skills improve with every cheese you craft. Easy-to-follow instructions for more than 45 recipes will help you make everything from soft cheeses to hard, and nut spreads to your very own ferments. Learning any new skill can feel tricky at times, but The Beginners Guide to Cheese Making sets you up for success early on so you can make the Havarti, Mozzarella, and Feta you've always dreamed of.

Quantum Physics

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Alastair Rae

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740476

Category: Science

Page: 240

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From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.