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The Lazy Universe

Author : Jennifer Coopersmith
ISBN : 9780191060724
Genre : Science
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This is a rare book on a rare topic: it is about 'action' and the Principle of Least Action. A surprisingly well-kept secret, these ideas are at the heart of physical science and engineering. Physics is well known as being concerned with grand conservatory principles (e.g. the conservation of energy) but equally important is the optimization principle (such as getting somewhere in the shortest time or with the least resistance). The book explains: why an optimization principle underlies physics, what action is, what `the Hamiltonian' is, and how new insights into energy, space, and time arise. It assumes some background in the physical sciences, at the level of undergraduate science, but it is not a textbook. The requisite derivations and worked examples are given but may be skim-read if desired. The author draws from Cornelius Lanczos's book "The Variational Principles of Mechanics" (1949 and 1970). Lanczos was a brilliant mathematician and educator, but his book was for a postgraduate audience. The present book is no mere copy with the difficult bits left out - it is original, and a popularization. It aims to explain ideas rather than achieve technical competence, and to show how Least Action leads into the whole of physics.
Category: Science

The Lazy Intellectual

Author : Richard J Wallace
ISBN : 9781440508882
Genre : Reference
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It's a small attention span world out there, and not everyone's interested in paging through lengthy tomes to deepen their intellect. They want their information. And they want it now. This book fills that void next to the recliner as the go-to reference whenever work conversations or bar trivia have you feeling stupid. The top ten academic subjects are broken into digestible pieces such as: Fast Facts: One-liners that delivers important information Repeatable Quotables: Smart words by smart people to make readers look smart by repeating Visual Aids: Graphs, charts, and tables for when even a few words are way too much Cheat Sheets: Chapter-ending recaps that reinforce the major points to take away Whether they want an answer to a biology question, or to brush up on their Spanish during a commercial break, this book is perfect for people who couldn't bother paying attention the first time.
Category: Reference

Lazy Man S Guide To Enlightenment

Author : Thaddeus Golas
ISBN : 158685190X
Genre : Religion
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$10.95 cloth hardcover � 1-58685-190-X 5 x 7 in, 112 pp, Rights: W, Self-Help Originally published by the author in 1972, the underground classic Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment teaches how to improve the quality of life, to feel good, and to determine what's real. Golas leads the reader down the path toward enlightenment with simple steps, like memorizing key phrases and incorporating them into daily life and thought. Think of how much better your life might be if you reminded yourself to "love as much as you can from wherever you are" or "love it the way it is." This classic book is full of useful tips on how to live a more conscious life and to be an engaged and aware member of the universal community. "While we have humility and pride enough to act on the knowledge that we exist in an infinite harmony, that we are neither greater nor lesser than any others, we can enjoy exquisite spiritual wealth and pleasures. When you love yourself, you are in truth expanding in love into many other things. And the more loving you are, the more loving the beings within and around you. On all levels we are mutually dependent vibrations. Play a happy tune and happy dancers will join your trip." - From The Lazy Man's Guide to EnlightenmentAfter serving in World War II, author Thaddeus Golas graduated from Columbia College in New York. He later moved to San Francisco, where he became involved in the activism and spiritual quests of the 1960s. He was an editor of Redbook magazine and a book representative for publisher Harper and Row.
Category: Religion

No Nonsense Electrodynamics

Author : Jakob Schwichtenberg
Genre : Science
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Learning Electrodynamics doesn’t have to be boring What if there was a way to learn Electrodynamics without all the usual fluff? What if there were a book that allowed you to see the whole picture and not just tiny parts of it? Thoughts like this are the reason that No-Nonsense Electrodynamics now exists. What will you learn from this book? Get to know all fundamental electrodynamical concepts —Grasp why we can describe electromagnetism using the electric and magnetic field, the electromagnetic field tensor and the electromagnetic potential and how these concepts are connected.Learn to describe Electrodynamics mathematically — Understand the meaning and origin of the most important equations: Maxwell’s equations & the Lorentz force law.Master the most important electrodynamical systems — read step-by-step calculations and understand the general algorithm we use to describe them.Get an understanding you can be proud of — Learn why Special Relativity owes its origins to Electrodynamics and how we can understand it as a gauge theory. No-Nonsense Electrodynamics is the most student-friendly book on Electrodynamics ever written. Here’s why. First of all, it's is nothing like a formal university lecture. Instead, it’s like a casual conservation with a more experienced student. This also means that nothing is assumed to be “obvious” or “easy to see”.Each chapter, each section, and each page focusses solely on the goal to help you understand. Nothing is introduced without a thorough motivation and it is always clear where each formula comes from.The book contains no fluff since unnecessary content quickly leads to confusion. Instead, it ruthlessly focusses on the fundamentals and makes sure you’ll understand them in detail. The primary focus on the readers’ needs is also visible in dozens of small features that you won’t find in any other textbook In total, the book contains more than 100 illustrations that help you understand the most important concepts visually. In each chapter, you’ll find fully annotated equations and calculations are done carefully step-by-step. This makes it much easier to understand what’s going on in.Whenever a concept is used which was already introduced previously, there is a short sidenote that reminds you where it was first introduced and often recites the main points. In addition, there are summaries at the beginning of each chapter that make sure you won’t get lost.
Category: Science

The Lazy Man S Guide To Enlightenment

Author : Thaddeus Golas
ISBN : 0879056983
Genre : Religion
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Thaddeus Golas is a lazy man. Laziness keeps him from believing that enlightenment demands effort, discipline, strict diet, non-smoking and other evidences of virtue. He found a way to enlighten himself - and you - with two sentences. The first is We are equal beings and the universe is our relations with each other. The second? The universe is made of one kind of entity; each one is alive, each determines the course of his own existence. If you remember this, that's all you really need to know to understand this book. Originally published in 1972, and in print for 15 years, THE LAZY MAN'S GUIDE TO ENLIGHTNMENT teaches you, amongst other things, how to feel good.
Category: Religion

A Musical View Of The Universe

Author : Ellen B. Basso
ISBN : UVA:X000904615
Genre : Apalakiri (Indiens) - Folklore
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A Musical View of the Universe is a study of the relationships between spoken myth and musical ritual in a native Brazilian community, the Carib-speaking Kalpalo of the Upper Xingu Basin. The book focuses on the meanings created and expressed through performance of artistic processes in which sound symbols provide a unifying interpretive matrix. Through sound symbols, Kalpalo ideas about types of beings, their relationships, and activities of mind are conceived, represented, and rendered apparent. The book includes the first collection of South American Indian narratives translated directly from the original language from taped performances. Ellen B. Basso's translations take into account the interaction among participants in the storytelling situation and the qualities of narrative performance that result.
Category: Apalakiri (Indiens) - Folklore

Love And Biology At The Center Of The Universe

Author : Jennie Shortridge
ISBN : 9781440633164
Genre : Fiction
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Upon learning that her college sweetheart husband has been seeing another woman, Mira Serafino’s once perfect world is shattered and she wants no one, least of all her big Italian family, to know. She takes off—with no destination and little money—heading north until her car breaks down in Seattle. There she takes a job at the offbeat Coffee Shop at the Center of the Universe, where she’ll experience a terrifying but invigorating freedom, and meet someone she’ll come to love: the new Mira.
Category: Fiction

Rev Dr Talkwell Sketches

Author : Ceylon Spencer Carr
ISBN : UOM:39015064335980
Genre : Christianity
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Category: Christianity

The Lazy Way To Success

Author : Fred Gratzon
ISBN : IND:30000095383612
Genre : Success in business
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Category: Success in business

The Universe According To G K Chesterton

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9780486321028
Genre : Fiction
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Fashion: An ideals that fails to satisfy. Water: A medicine. It should be taken in small quantities in very extreme cases; as when one is going to faint. Work: Doing what you do not like. This quirky, original compilation serves up the eccentric wit and thought-provoking aphorisms of one of the twentieth century's liveliest and most articulate minds. Assembled by the president of the American Chesterton Society, it features alphabetical entries of "Chesternitions"—pithy and poetic definitions of words in the spirit of Samuel Johnson. Great for casual browsing or cover-to-cover study, the volume includes more than two dozen of Chesterton's distinctive drawings.
Category: Fiction

Fantastic Universe

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015332054
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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Man God And The Universe

Author : I K Taimni
ISBN : 9780835631372
Genre : Philosophy
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The deepest concern of every thinking individual must surely be with the three great subjects which comprise the title of the book, and with the relationships between them. The profound concepts inevitably involved in a discussion of such a theme are presented with great clarity and wisdom, and the many diagrams and charts with which the ideas are illustrated are invaluable aids to comprehension. East and West meet here in enlightened synthesis. Chapters include such topics as Cosmic Consciousness, The Monad and the Logos, Involution and Evolution, Mathematics as the Basis of Manifestation and Reality and Consciousness. The book also includes both a glossary and index.
Category: Philosophy

The Broken Universe

Author : Paul Melko
ISBN : 9781429946605
Genre : Fiction
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Possessing technology that allows him to travel across alternate worlds, John Rayburn begins building a transdimensional commercial empire, led by him, his closest friends, and their doppelgängers from several different parallel universes. But not every version of every person is the same, and their agendas do not always coincide. Despite their benign intentions, the group's activities draw unwanted attention from other dimensional travelers who covet their technology and will kill anyone to control it, a threat that culminates in a nuclear standoff for dominance throughout the multiverse. Sequel to The Walls of the Universe At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Literary Universe Of Jack B Yeats

Author : Nora A. McGuinness
ISBN : UOM:39015025278733
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957), younger brother of William Butler Yeats, is best known as a painter. What is less well known is that he was an accomplished writer, primarily of fiction and drama. Nora A. McGuinness sets out here to explore this other creative side of Jack B. Yeats and to establish his reputation beyond the realm of visual art. Uncovering a consistent philosophy and a unified political and social point of view, McGuinness emphasizes Yeats's seriousness as a writer and places his work in the experimental Irish fiction and drama of the Modernist period.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Blossoming Universe Of Violet Diamond

Author : Brenda Woods
ISBN : 9781101585016
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods’ moving, uplifting story of a girl finally meeting the African American side of her family explores racism and how it feels to be biracial, and celebrates families of all kinds. Violet is a smart, funny, brown-eyed, brown-haired girl in a family of blonds. Her mom is white, and her dad, who died before she was born, was black. She attends a mostly white school where she sometimes feels like a brown leaf on a pile of snow. She’s tired of people asking if she’s adopted. Now that Violet’s eleven, she decides it’s time to learn about her African American heritage. And despite getting off to a rocky start trying to reclaim her dad’s side of the family, she can feel her confidence growing as the puzzle pieces of her life finally start coming together. Readers will cheer for Violet, sharing her joy as she discovers her roots.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Mind Is The Master

Author : James Allen
ISBN : 1101171111
Genre : Self-Help
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The classic books of the motivational visionary, collected for the first time in a single volume. Featuring nineteen beloved works, including As a Man Thinketh, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, The Mastery of Destiny, and From Poverty to Power, here is the first-ever comprehensive and definitive collection of the books of self-help pioneer James Allen. Formatted in a large, easy-to-read workbook size, with fully redesigned and reset text, Mind Is the Master provides a life­time's worth of wisdom and guidance from one of history's leading voices of self- affirming and motivational philosophy. Mind Is the Master compiles Allen's most celebrated books, along with little-known gems and posthumous works-such as Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success and Light on Life's Difficulties-awaiting discovery by a whole new generation of readers. As a special bonus, Mind Is the Master includes a rare remembrance of James Allen by his wife and intellectual partner, Lily Allen. It is an invaluable window on the life and inner world of a writer whose insights touched millions of readers.
Category: Self-Help

The Cardboard Universe

Author : Christopher Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015084102956
Genre : Fiction
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In Miller's uproarious new work, two feuding biographers take on the life andlegacy of a legendary writer--with hilarious and fatal results.
Category: Fiction