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I Contain Multitudes

Author : Ed Yong
ISBN : 9780062368621
Genre : Science
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Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth. Every animal, whether human, squid, or wasp, is home to millions of bacteria and other microbes. Ed Yong, whose humor is as evident as his erudition, prompts us to look at ourselves and our animal companions in a new light—less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we assuredly are. The microbes in our bodies are part of our immune systems and protect us from disease. In the deep oceans, mysterious creatures without mouths or guts depend on microbes for all their energy. Bacteria provide squid with invisibility cloaks, help beetles to bring down forests, and allow worms to cause diseases that afflict millions of people. Many people think of microbes as germs to be eradicated, but those that live with us—the microbiome—build our bodies, protect our health, shape our identities, and grant us incredible abilities. In this astonishing book, Ed Yong takes us on a grand tour through our microbial partners, and introduces us to the scientists on the front lines of discovery. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it.
Category: Science

How To Maximize Traffic To Your Website

Author : Douglas Hayman
ISBN : 9780980161304
Genre : Computers
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This revolutionary 111-page eBook provides easy, powerful, unique, and proven search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and methods that can substantially increase the search engine ranking of your website. Explicit methods and tangible, clear-cut examples are outlined throughout this eBook to illustrate its powerful principles. Additionally, many useful external link references are provided throughout the eBook, to help augment the subject material. Finally, many non-SEO methods are described in detail to further increase web site traffic. Written by an expert in the Computer Science industry, who possesses a Master's Degree in Computer Science from a leading University, this eBook contains chapters on the following topics: Traffic from Search Engines How to get Ranked in the Search Engines Content's effect on Search Engine Rankings Keyword Analysis and Keyword Density Usefulness of Meta Tags Link Popularity Domain age and Recognizable Domain Names Domains, Subdomains and Subdirectories Use of Keywords in Filenames and Subdirectory Names Web Page Headers Things to Avoid Sitemap Usage Submitting your Website Directly to Search Engines Submitting your Website Directly to Directories Internet Paid Advertising (PPC) Capturing Email Addresses and Using Autoresponders Announcement and Press Release Websites Blog Posting Rss Feeds Podcasts Ezine Articles Free Downloads Website Message Forum Posting Free Classified Advertisements Free Viral eBooks/Reports/Newsletters Using an Email Signature to Advertise Your Website Advertising Your Website to an Email Group UsingNewsletters to Generate Traffic Advertising Your Website with an eBay Signature Offline Website Advertising Monetizing Your Website How Long Will it Take to See Results ? What to do if you get Penalized in the SERPs Measuring Traffic to Your Website Helpful SEO Forum Resources and Tools Additional Helpful Resources How to Become an Affiliate for this eBook Glossary of Terms
Category: Computers

Organizational Research

Author : David M. Boje
ISBN : 9781351795265
Genre : Business & Economics
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‘Organizational research methods’ (ORM) are making an ontological turn by studying the nature of Being, becoming, and the meaning of existence in the world. For example, without ontology, there is no ‘ground’ and no ‘theory’ in Grounded Theory (GT). This book explores ten ways to develop fourth wave GT that is grounded and theory. 1st wave GT commits inductive fallacy inference, 2nd wave GT bandaids it with positivistic content coding. 3rd wave GT turns to social constructivism, but this leaves out the materiality and ecology of existence. The first three waves do not address falsification or verification. There is another theme. Qualitative research methods is a discipline craft, not mere science or something that automated text analysis software can displace. Quantiative narrative analysis (QDA) is one more way to colonize and marginalize indigenous ways of knowing (IWOK). Without an ontological turn, its the death of storytelling predicted by Walter Benjamin and Gertrude Stein predicted. The good news is Western Empirical Science is beginning to listen to IWOK-Native Science experiential living story method of relations not only to other humans but to other animals, plants, to living air, water, and earth in living ecosystem of an enchanted world There is a gap in the qualitative research methodology practices and comprehensive advanced approaches causing a split between practice and theory. So called Grounded Theory (inductive positivism) . Organizational Research: Storytelling in Action is about how to conduct ten kinds of ontological Research Methods and conduct their interpretative analyses, for organization studies, in an ethically answerable way. It is aimed at people who want a more ‘advanced’ treatment than available in so-called Grounded Theory or automated narrative analysis books.
Category: Business & Economics

The Grand Food Bargain

Author : Kevin D. Walker
ISBN : 9781610919487
Genre : Social Science
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When it comes to food, Americans seem to have a pretty great deal. Our grocery stores are overflowing with countless varieties of convenient products. But like most bargains that are too good to be true, the modern food system relies on an illusion. It depends on endless abundance, but the planet has its limits. Through beautifully-told stories from around the world, Kevin Walker reveals the unintended consequences of our myopic focus on quantity over quality. By the end of the journey, we not only understand how the drive to produce ever more food became hardwired into the American psyche, but why shifting our mindset is essential.
Category: Social Science

Indefinite Pronouns

Author : Martin Haspelmath
ISBN : 9780198299639
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents an encyclopaedic investigation of indefinite pronouns in the languages of the world. This book shows that the range of variation in the functional and formal properties of indefinite pronouns is subject to a set of universal implicational constraints, and proposes explanations for these universals.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Supernatural Healing

Author : Sid Roth
ISBN : 9780768496666
Genre : Religion
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"After over thirty-five years of investigating miracles, I do not have all the answers only God does. But of this I am sure. God is good. God is love. God wants to develop intimacy with you. God wants you to be healed more than you want your healing. God is not confined to formulas. Yeshua (Jesus) healed people in many different ways. I believe that God will use one or more ideas in this book to build your faith for healing and that the healing anointing will splash off the pages as you read these testimonies." --Sid Roth
Category: Religion

Copd An Issue Of Clinics In Chest Medicine

Author : Peter J Barnes
ISBN : 9780323260916
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Chest Medicine is Guest Edited by Peter J. Barnes FRS, FMedSci from Imperial College London and will fosus on COPD. Article topics include epidemiology, pathophysiology, cellular and molecular mechanisms and comorbidities of COPD, diagnosis and phenotype of COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, asthma and COPD, biomarkers, bronchodilators, non invasive ventialtion, and new drug therapies.
Category: Medical

King Vidor American

Author : Raymond Durgnat
ISBN : 0520057988
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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Hollywood director King Vidor (1894-1982) was acknowledged as a master by movie showmen and cinema critics alike, but the range of his films made him impossible to pigeonhole. With The Big Parade (1925), he created the first modern war film and MGM's first major hit. The Crowd (1928) looked at "ordinary people" in city jungles. Hallelujah (1929) was the first all-black major-studio feature. To the Great Depression, Vidor responded with Our Daily Bread (1934), the politically intricate saga of a rural cooperative. Other Vidor films spoke directly to the moviegoing public: that three-handkerchief male weepie, The Champ (1931); and that key women's drama, Stella Dallas (1937). His high-passion postwar melodramas, spurned by contemporary reviewers, have gained champions each year: the epic western Duel in the Sun (1946); Ayn Rand's ultra-right-wing The Fountainhead (1949); and the violent and morbid Beyond the Forest (1949) and Ruby Gentry (1952). This book is the first in-depth story of Vidor's half-century-long career, from his first attempts to rival Hollywood in his home state of Texas through the complex interplay of his independent spirit with "classic" Hollywood's rules about public taste. The title King Vidor, American, celebrates Vidor as a representative man, full of the conflicting generosity and ferocity in the national ethos: with his violent mixture of pioneering optimism and noir torments, of transcendentalism and puritanism, of spiritual verve and physical practicality, of liberal conscience and Social Darwinist savagery, of male dominance and female conciliation. Like Whitman, he contains multitudes. Never narrowly auteurist, this book is a wide ranging integration of film history, political thought, and popular culture.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Information Technology Applied To Anesthesiology An Issue Of Anesthesiology Clinics E Book

Author : Kevin K. Tremper
ISBN : 9781455712380
Genre : Medical
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This cutting-edge issue of Anesthesiology Clinics is divided into two sections. The first covers topics in perioperative clinical information systems (IS), including the following. The anatomy of an anesthesia information management system; vendor and market landscape; impact of lexicons on adoption of an IS; clinical research using an IS, real-time alerts and reminders using an IS; shortcomings and challenges of IS adoption; creating a real return-on-investment for IS implementation (life after HITECH); Quality improvement using automated data sources and reporting; and opportunities and challenges of implementing an enterprise IS in the OR. Section 2 is devoted to computers and covers the following topics. Advanced integrated real-time clinical displays; enhancing point-of-care vigilance using computers; and computers in perioperative simulation and education.
Category: Medical