Thumbs, Toes, And Tears And Other Traits That Make Us Human

Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by stabiq at May 25, 2016
Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human

Thumbs, Toes, and Tears: And Other Traits That Make Us Human by Chip Walter
2006 | EPUB/MOBI | 304 pages | ISBN-10: 0802715273, 0802716253 | English | 3.2 MB

The fascinating evolutionary links between six seemingly unremarkable traits that make us the very remarkable creatures we are.

The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ph4rr3l at Dec. 5, 2009
The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology

The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology
Stanford University Press | 2008-09-10 | ISBN: 0804759545 | 200 pages | PDF | 3 MB

The Arts and the Definition of the Human introduces a novel theory that our selves—our thoughts, perceptions, and creativity, and other qualities that make us human—are determined by our place in history, and more particularly by our culture and language. Margolis rejects the idea that any concepts or truths remain fixed and objective through the flow of history and reveals that this theory of the human being (or "philosophical anthropology")
The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology (repost)

The Arts and the Definition of the Human: Toward a Philosophical Anthropology by Joseph Margolis
English | Sep 10, 2008 | ISBN: 0804759545 | 200 Pages | PDF | 5 MB

The Arts and the Definition of the Human introduces a novel theory that our selves—our thoughts, perceptions, creativity, and other qualities that make us human—are determined by our place in history, and more particularly by our culture and language. Margolis rejects the idea that any concepts or truths remain fixed and objective through the flow of history and reveals that this theory of the human being (or "philosophical anthropology") as culturally determined and changing is necessary to make sense of art.

Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart  

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 24, 2015
Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart

Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart by Peter M. Todd
English | Sep 2000 | ISBN: 0195143817 | 416 Pages | PDF | 22 MB

Simple Heuristics That Make Us Smart invites readers to embark on a new journey into a land of rationality that differs from the familiar territory of cognitive science and economics. Traditional views of rationality tend to see decision makers as possessing superhuman powers of reason, limitless knowledge, and all of eternity in which to ponder choices. To understand decisions in the real world, we need a different, more psychologically plausible notion of rationality, and this book provides it. It is about fast and frugal heuristics–simple rules for making decisions when time is pressing and deep thought an unaffordable luxury.
Artificial Psychology: The Quest for What It Means to Be Human (repost)

Artificial Psychology: The Quest for What It Means to Be Human by Jay Friedenberg
English | March 17, 2008 | ISBN-10: 080585584X | 312 pages | PDF | 8,7 Mb

Is it possible to construct an artificial person? Researchers in the field of artificial intelligence have for decades been developing computer programs that emulate human intelligence. This book goes beyond intelligence and describes how close we are to recreating many of the other capacities that make us human. These abilities include learning, creativity, consciousness, and emotion.
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (Repost)

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime (Repost)
Publisher: Harper Audio | 2010 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B0033ZP7EI | English | Audio CD in MP3 64 kbps | Length: 14:44:00 | 316.78 Mb

In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama…
The Causes of the Economic Crisis: And Other Essays Before and After the Great Depression

The Causes of the Economic Crisis: And Other Essays Before and After the Great Depression
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute | ISBN: 1933550031 | edition 2006 | PDF | 228 pages | 2 mb

Here we have the evidence that the master economist foresaw and warned against the breakdown of the German mark, as well as the market crash of 1929 and the depression that followed. He presents his business cycle theory in its most elaborate form, applies it to the prevailing conditions, and discusses the policies that governments undertake that make recessions worse. He recommends a path for monetary reform that would eliminate business cycles and provide the basis for a sustainable prosperity.
Gulf War Air Power Survey, Volume I: Planning and Command and Control

Gulf War Air Power Survey, Volume I: Planning and Command and Control
Publisher: Dept. of Air Force | ISBN: 0160429099 | edition 1993 | PDF | 713 pages | 33.7 mb

From 16 January through 28 February 1991, the United States and its allies conducted one of the most operationally successful wars in history, a conflict in which air operations played a preeminent role. The Gulf War Air Power Survey was commissioned on 22 August 1991 to review all aspects of air warfare in the Persian Gulf for use by the United States Air Force, but it was not to confine itself to discussion of that institution. The Survey has produced reports on planning, the conduct of operations, the effects of the air campaign, command and control, logistics, air base support, space, weapons and tactics, as well as a chronology and a com- pendium of statistics on the war. It has prepared as well a summary report and some shorter papers and assembled an archive composed of paper, microfilm, and electronic records, all of which have been deposited at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The Survey was just that, an attempt to provide a comprehen- sive and documented account of the war. It is not a definitive history: that will await the passage of time and the opening of sources (Iraqi records, for example) that were not available to Survey researchers. Nor is it a summary of lessons learned: other organizations, including many within the Air Force, have already done that. Rather, the Survey provides an analytical and evidentiary point of departure for future studies of the air campaign. It concentrates on an analysis of the operational level of war in the belief that this level of warfare is at once one of the most difficult to characterize and one of the most important to understand.

Alternative Medicine : Perceptions, Uses and Benefits and Clinical Implications  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 8, 2016
Alternative Medicine : Perceptions, Uses and Benefits and Clinical Implications

Alternative Medicine :
Perceptions, Uses and Benefits and Clinical Implications

by E. Paul Cherniack and Tass Holmes
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1634848268 | 198 Pages | True PDF | 4.83 MB

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) today attracts significant attention through online health and consumer forums, professional CAM-practitioner associations and conferences, the recent growth in integrative biomedicine, and through the influence of advertisements and documentary presentations in mass media.
A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and north-central United States and southeastern and south-centralCanada (Peter

A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and north-central United States and southeastern and south-centralCanada (Peterson Field Guides) by George A. Petrides
English | Sep. 6, 1973 | ISBN: 039535370X, 0395136512 | 468 Pages | PDF | 72 MB

All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail.