Fritjof Capra and the Systems View of Life (Great Minds Series Volume 3): S…



‘Fritjof Capra and the Systems View of Life’—2017 Revised, Updated and Reformatted Kindle Edition—is a passionate study about the great contemporary physicist and a review of all of his published books, including extensive quotes.

The author considers Fritjof Capra as one of the most important authors on new science and systems research. He found Capra’s ‘Tao of Physics’ in 1985, at a time when his life was in a complete reorientation. He compares the impact of the book on his…

Surfing the Zeitgeist



Surfing the Zeitgeist is a collection of essays by Britain’s preeminent post-modernist. Confronted with a world in which too much is changing too fast, the attitude of most British critics is simply to ignore the fact that today’s culture is in a state of constant ebullience and continue turning out, or churning out, week after week, month after month, the kind of article, a complacent conflation of artistic impressions, that could have been written thirty, fifty or a hundred years ago….

Madness and Memory:The Discovery of Prions–A New Biological Principle of D…


In 1997, Stanley B. Prusiner received a Nobel Prize, the world’s most prestigious award for achievement in physiology or medicine. That he was the sole recipient of the award for the year was entirely appropriate. His struggle to identify the agent responsible for ravaging the brains of animals suffering from scrapie and mad cow disease, and of humans with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, had been waged largely alone and in some cases in the face of strenuous disagreement.
 
In this book,…

Travels in the Levant: The Observations of Pierre Belon of Le Mans on Many …



Travels in the Levant In 1546, Pierre Belon – already a naturalist of some renown – travelled to Constantinople in the entourage of the French Ambassador to Suleiman the Magnificent. En route, he visited Venice, Ragusa, Corfu and Crete, and over the next two years travelled throughout the Ottoman domains, – to Egypt, Anatolia, Arabia, and the Holy Land – returning to France in 1549. Wherever he went, Belon described plants, birds, mammals and fish, and recorded the customs of the inhabitants…

The Other Side: A Registered Nurse’s Experience as a Parkinson’s Patient



When Maria gets a job at Anthony’s donut and coffeehouse in New York City, she’s thrilled to be working. Things change quickly when she falls in love with Anthony, a married (and much older) man and father. Even though Maria is a woman of good morals she can’t get Anthony out of her system. She knows right from wrong, but she is mesmerized by him and can’t let go. After Maria gets pregnant and has Anthony’s baby, she moves everything she owns into his place, a low-rent apartment that is…

Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine



On November 19, 1916, at 8:25 a.m., Ruth Law took off on a flight that aviation experts thought was doomed. She set off to fly nonstop from Chicago to New York City. Sitting at the controls of her small bi-plane, exposed to the elements, Law battled fierce winds and numbing cold. When her engine ran out of fuel, she glided for two miles and landed at Hornell, New York. Even though she fell short of her goal, she had broken the existing cross-country distance record. And with her plane…

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