Connections

Author: James Burke
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0743299558
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  • How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press?
  • How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer?
  • How did the arrival of the cannon lead eventually to the development of movies?


In this highly acclaimed and bestselling book, James Burke brilliantly examines the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological advances of today. With dazzling insight, he untangles the pattern of interconnecting events: the accidents of time, circumstance, and place that gave rise to the major inventions of the world.

Says Burke, "My purpose is to acquaint the reader with some of the forces that have caused change in the past, looking in particular at eight innovations -- the computer, the production line, telecommunications, the airplane, the atomic bomb, plastics, the guided rocket, and television -- which may be most influential in structuring our own futures....Each one of these is part of a family of similar devices, and is the result of a sequence of closely connected events extending from the ancient world until the present day. Each has enormous potential for humankind's benefit -- or destruction."

Based on a popular TV documentary series, Connections is a fascinating scientific detective story of the inventions that changed history -- and the surprising links that connect them.

Connections Empowering College And Career Success

Author: Paul A. Gore
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457628406
Size: 22.26 MB
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Are you looking for a college success resource that speaks to the all aspects of a student’s college experience? Connections is an innovative new text that offers the ideal balance of motivation, academics, and life skills. It starts with comprehensive coverage of the topics typically covered in the introductory course but has a unique emphasis on goal-setting, life skills and career planning. When packaged with LaunchPad for Connections, it integrates a state-of-the-art, norm-referenced, student-self assessment of non-cognitive and cognitive skills tool called ACES. Print and digital are uniquely combined for a personalized experience.

In every chapter, students are encouraged to take a positive, success-oriented approach to this course – and to life in general – by working to strengthen their strengths, celebrate progress, and use setbacks as opportunities for growth.

With an emphasis on self-knowledge, and on building skills for college and career success, Connections empowers students to become self-regulated, collaborative learners – learners who thrive in school, on the job, and in the community.


Connections A World History 2nd Edition

Author: Edward H. Judge
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0205835503
Size: 64.39 MB
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Readers learn about the connections among world societies – from regional to global.

  

Connections: A World History is a reader-centered text that focuses on connections within and among world societies. Concise, engaging chapters and a clear narrative make the often overwhelming amount of information in world history accessible to a wide range of readers. A uniquely comprehensive and consistent map program is combined with strong pedagogical support for increased understandability. The authors’ focus on connections offers a useful and compelling framework for understanding how and why peoples and societies change over time.

 

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The Thyroid Connection Why You Feel Tired Brain Fogged And Overweight And How To Get Your Life Back

Author: Amy Myers MD
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
ISBN: 0316272868
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Autoimmune Solution, a comprehensive, accessible overview of thyroid problems that will help you learn to identify the warning signs and finally take back your health.

Are you exhausted all the time, plagued by brain fog, and unable to lose weight? Do you struggle with insomnia, panic attacks, and tremors? But does your doctor insist that your labs are normal, and that you just need to eat less and exercise more? As anyone who has been there knows, nothing is more frustrating, stressful, and emotionally draining than feeling unwell and being told you're fine by the very person who is supposed to heal you.

The truth is, your symptoms could be triggered by a thyroid disorder--the hidden cause behind a wide array of health problems that can threaten to ruin your life. Thyroid dysfunctions like Hashimoto's disease, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism affect at least 20 million Americans and yet conventional medicine frequently misses the diagnosis. The scariest part? Most doctors won't even order thyroid tests unless you specifically ask.

Now, in The Thyroid Connection, Dr. Amy Myers teaches you how to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Myers, originally misdiagnosed herself, understands the struggles of thyroid dysfunction firsthand. Fortunately, she also knows how achievable recovery and well-being are, and just how to get you there. In The Thyroid Connection, you'll discover:
  • How to work with your doctor to get the correct diagnosis
  • What blood tests to ask for, as well as what they mean
  • How to find the right type and dose of supplemental thyroid hormone for you
  • The role of gut health, diet, toxins, infections, and stress in thyroid dysfunction
  • A complete 28-day plan to jumpstart your health and reverse your thyroid symptoms

Complete with advice on diet and nutrition, supplements, exercise, stress relief, and sleep, The Thyroid Connection is the ultimate roadmap back to your happiest, healthiest self.



The Mind Gut Connection How The Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood Our Choices And Our Overall Health

Author: Emeran Mayer
Publisher: Harper Wave
ISBN: 0062376551
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Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with the latest discoveries on the human microbiome, a practical guide in the tradition of The Second Brain, and The Good Gut that conclusively demonstrates the inextricable, biological link between mind and the digestive system.

We have all experienced the connection between our mind and our gut—the decision we made because it “felt right”; the butterflies in our stomach before a big meeting; the anxious stomach rumbling we get when we’re stressed out. While the dialogue between the gut and the brain has been recognized by ancient healing traditions, including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, Western medicine has  by and large failed to appreciate the complexity of how the brain, gut, and more recently, the gut microbiota—the microorganisms that live inside our digestive tract—communicate with one another. In The Mind-Gut Connection, Dr. Emeran Mayer, professor of medicine and executive director of the UCLA Center for Neurobiology of Stress, offers a revolutionary and provocative look at this developing science, teaching us how to harness the power of the mind-gut connection to take charge of our health and listen to the innate wisdom of our bodies.

The Mind-Gut Connection describes:

· Why consuming a predominantly plant-based diet is key for gut and brain health

· The importance of early childhood in gut-brain development, and what parents can do to help their children  thrive

The role of excessive stress and anxiety in GI ailments and cognitive disorders

How to “listen to your gut” and pay attention to the signals your body is sending you

· and much more.


Connections A World History Volume 2 3rd Edition

Author: Edward H. Judge
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0133841391
Size: 47.30 MB
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Connections: A World History introduces students to the far-reaching study of world history in a comprehensible manner that is tailored to meet their diverse needs and interests. This Third Edition strongly emphasizes thematic connections between societies and events, making it easy for new history students to absorb a wide array of details, dates, and events. The title’s concise chapters feature engaging, readable content, and avoid bogging students down with unnecessary detail. The authors have provided many visual aids to improve students’ comprehension of the material, including over 200 maps. The result is a clear and concise rendering of world history that will appeal to students of all disciplines and backgrounds.

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MyHistoryLab for the World History course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText.

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Connections A World History Volume 1 2nd Edition

Author: Edward H. Judge
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0205835449
Size: 54.88 MB
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Readers learn about the connections among world societies – from regional to global.

  

Connections: A World History is a reader-centered text that focuses on connections within and among world societies. Concise, engaging chapters and a clear narrative make the often overwhelming amount of information in world history accessible to a wide range of readers. A uniquely comprehensive and consistent map program is combined with strong pedagogical support for increased understandability. The authors’ focus on connections offers a useful and compelling framework for understanding how and why peoples and societies change over time.

 

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Connections An Introduction To The Economics Of Networks

Author: Sanjeev Goyal
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691141185
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Networks pervade social and economic life, and they play a prominent role in explaining a huge variety of social and economic phenomena. Standard economic theory did not give much credit to the role of networks until the early 1990s, but since then the study of the theory of networks has blossomed. At the heart of this research is the idea that the pattern of connections between individual rational agents shapes their actions and determines their rewards. The importance of connections has in turn motivated the study of the very processes by which networks are formed.


In Connections, Sanjeev Goyal puts contemporary thinking about networks and economic activity into context. He develops a general framework within which this body of research can be located. In the first part of the book he demonstrates that location in a network has significant effects on individual rewards and that, given this, it is natural that individuals will seek to form connections to move the network in their favor. This idea motivates the second part of the book, which develops a general theory of network formation founded on individual incentives. Goyal assesses the robustness of current research findings and identifies the substantive open questions. Written in a style that combines simple examples with formal models and complete mathematical proofs, Connections is a concise and self-contained treatment of the economic theory of networks, one that should become the natural source of reference for graduate students in economics and related disciplines.


Campbell Biology Concepts Connections 8th Edition

Author: Jane B. Reece
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0321885325
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Campbell Biology: Concepts & Connections continues to introduce pedagogical innovations, which motivate students not only to learn, but also engage with biology. The Eighth Edition of this market-leading book builds on its hallmarks of accuracy, currency, and a dedication to revolutionizing teaching and learning solutions. This thorough revision focuses on providing instructors with the resources needed to invigorate the course and gives students the tools they need to succeed. This edition includes many new key figures to help students better visualize tough topics, while an increased emphasis on scientific thinking equips students to leave the course thinking like scientists. The book and MasteringBiology work together to create a classroom experience that enables students to succeed in biology.

This program presents a teaching and learning experience–for you .

  • Engage in biology and make important connections between concepts and unifying themes: Immerse yourself in the world of biology with both the textbook and MasteringBiology, so you can understand the connections across biological concepts.¿
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Connection Hollywood Storytelling Meets Critical Thinking

Author: Randy Olson
Publisher: Prairie Starfish Productions
ISBN: 0615872387
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The power and importance of storytelling is now widely accepted, but this book goes further to focus on storymaking. CONNECTION brings together a former scientist, a story consultant, and an improv actor to give you the critical thinking of science combined with a century of Hollywood knowledge in the creation and shaping of stories. The material is relevant to lawyers, politicians, public health workers, educators, activists-- everyone. In today's "Twitterfied" world, CONNECTION provides the narrative tools for effective communication.

Connections

Author: James Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451685068
Size: 31.69 MB
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Each one of these is part of a family of similar devices, and is the result of a sequence of closely connected events extending from the ancient world until the present day.

Craving Connection

Author: (in)courage
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 143364567X
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Craving Connection: 30 Challenges for Real Life Engagement is a journey with (in)courage writers sharing real-life stories, practical Scripture application, and connection challenges to deepen the reader's understanding of Scripture in ...

Missed Connections

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Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761169679
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"Missed Connections is a collection of illustrated love stories. There's "We Shared a Bear Suit." "If Not for Your Noisy Tambourine." "Hairy Bearded Swimmer.

Connections

Author: Lee Sproull
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262691581
Size: 29.32 MB
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Connections is an accessible guide to the promise and the pitfalls of this latest phase of the computer revolution.

Strategic Connections

Author: Anne Baber
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814434975
Size: 63.93 MB
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This book gives you the tools you need to meet goals, execute strategies, foster innovation, and make yourself invaluable to your organization.

Connections

Author: Jay Kappraff
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789810245863
Size: 46.61 MB
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The first edition of Connections was chosen by the National Association of Publishers (USA) as the best book in ?Mathematics, Chemistry, and Astronomy ?

Connections

Author: Stephen P. Reyna
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 041527155X
Size: 78.54 MB
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This groundbreaking work rethinks the relationship between psychology, cognitive neuroscience and anthropology and offers a new way of understanding the human condition.

Transnational Connections

Author: Ulf Hannerz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134764154
Size: 50.36 MB
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This work provides an account of culture in an age of globalization. Ulf Hannerz argues that, in an ever-more interconnected world, national understandings of culture have become insufficient.

Personal Connections In The Digital Age

Author: Nancy K. Baym
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745695973
Size: 26.66 MB
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This new edition of Personal Connections in the Digital Age will be required reading for all students and scholars of media, communication studies, and sociology, as well as all those who want a richer understanding of digital media and ...