The Body Builders

Author: Adam Piore
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062347160
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Fareed Zakaria GPS Book of the Week Weaving together vivid storytelling and groundbreaking science, The Body Builders explores the current revolution in human augmentation, which is helping us to triumph over the limitations and constraints we have long accepted as an inevitable part of being human For millennia, humans have tried—and often failed—to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: the greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize mankind. In The Body Builders, Adam Piore takes us on a fascinating journey into the field of bioengineering—which can be used to reverse engineer, rebuild, and augment human beings—and paints a vivid portrait of the people at its center. Chronicling the ways new technology has retooled our physical expectations and mental processes, Piore visits people who have regrown parts of their fingers and legs in the wake of terrible traumas, tries on a muscle suit that allows him to lift ninety pounds with his fingertips, dips into the race to create “Viagra for the brain,” and shadows the doctors trying to give mute patients the ability to communicate telepathically. As science continues to lay bare the mysteries of human performance, it is helping us to see—and exist—above our expectations. The Body Builders will take readers beyond the headlines and the hype to introduce them to the inner workings and the outer reaches of our bodies and minds, and explore how new developments are changing, and will forever change, what is possible for humankind.

Geschr Pft Und Zur Ader Gelassen

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 3908778689
Size: 24.25 MB
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Geschröpft und zur Ader gelassen erkundet die vielfältige, oftmals seltsame und manchmal schauerliche Art und Weise, in der die Menschen über die Jahrhunderte hinweg versucht haben, Krankheiten zu bekämpfen. Roy Porter, weltweit einer der renommiertesten Medizinhistoriker, verschafft uns mit profunder Sachkenntnis und tiefgründigem Humor einen Überblick über die Geschichte der Medizin.

Summary Study Guide The Body Builders

Author: Lee Tang
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781976076442
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Science Fiction Becomes Reality The must-read summary of "The Body Builder: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human" by Adam Piore. This complete summary of Adam Piore's book explores the science which can be used to reverse engineer, rebuild, augment, and enhance the human body and mind: The bionic man who builds bionic people The scientists who decode the genome and rewrite it People who have regrown parts of their finger and legs The blind woman who can see with her ears Soldiers with spidey sense Doctors trying to give mute patients the ability to communicate telepathically The race to create "Viagra for the brain" Neurosurgeons trying to fix the circuits in your brain Scientists trying to augment human brains with creativity This guide includes: Book Summary-The summary helps you understand the key ideas and recommendations. Online Videos-On-demand replay of public lectures, and seminars on the topics covered in the chapter. Value-added of this guide: Save time Understand key concepts quickly Expand your knowledge Read this summary and you'll have a lot of talk about many of the topics in this book. Tags: prostheses, biophysics, gene editing, regenerative medicine, bioengineering, reverse engineer, genetic disease, memory enhancement, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's disease, muscular dystrophy, neuroscientists, spidey sense, intuition, decision making, memory, implicit memory, declarative memory, implicit learning, Telepathy, imagined speech, electrocorticography, electroencephalogram, neuroplasticity, noninvasive electroencephalography, electrocorticography, deep brain stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, creativity, Incubation, Illumination, Verification, hypergraphia,

Der Aufstieg Der Anderen

Author: Fareed Zakaria
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783886809172
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Der Verfasser erklärt in seinem Buch, warum wir am Beginn eines neuen, postamerikanischen Zeitalters stehen und dennoch auf eine starke Rolle der USA unter ihrem neuen Präsidenten Barack Obama angewiesen sind.

Neue Gedanken Neues Gehirn

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641012678
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Naturwissenschaft am Wendepunkt: Die Grundlagen der Gehirnphysiologie müssen neu definiert werden. Lange Zeit hielt man das Gehirn des Menschen für unveränderlich – vergleichbar der Hardware eines Computers. Inzwischen sprechen viele wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse dagegen. Damit nähert sich die Wissenschaft des Nervensystems dem spirituellen Weltbild des Ostens, das davon ausgeht, dass der Geist die Materie beherrscht. Die Implikationen dessen, was Wissenschaftler heute als „Neuroplastizität“ bezeichnen, sind revolutionär. Die renommierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Sharon Begley beschreibt hier die spannende Entwicklung der Neurowissenschaften, die durch Zusammenarbeit mit Meditationsmeistern herauszufinden versuchen, wie und in welchem Maße Gedanken und Emotionen unser Gehirn beeinflussen. Buddhistische Erfahrungen belegen: Wir können Depression in Freude verwandeln und Aggression in Mitgefühl. Das heißt: Wir sind nicht Opfer unserer Gene, sondern selbst verantwortlich für unser Denken und Fühlen. • Eindrucksvolle Bestätigung buddhistischer Bewusstseins- und Meditationserfahrungen. • Hervorragender Wissenschaftsjournalismus: Die atemberaubenden Konsequenzen der „Neuroplastizität“.

Das Gesetz Des Sterbens

Author: Ian Rankin
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 3641183073
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In seinem 20. Fall ermittelt John Rebus gemeinsam mit Siobhan Clarke und Malcolm Fox. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke untersucht den Tod eines Edinburgher Anwalts, der von einem Einbrecher in seiner Wohnung getötet wurde. Doch der Fall wird rätselhaft, als man eine anonyme Botschaft an den Anwalt findet: "Ich bringe dich um für das, was du getan hast." Dieselbe Botschaft hat auch Edinburghs Unterweltgröße Big Ger Cafferty erhalten, kurz bevor auf ihn geschossen wird. Cafferty bleibt unverletzt, schweigt aber über mögliche Feinde. Schließlich bittet Clarke den kürzlich in den Ruhestand versetzten John Rebus um Hilfe. Er ist der Einzige, mit dem Cafferty zu sprechen bereit ist. Steckt hinter den Taten ein Verbrecherclan aus Glasgow? Dem geht DI Malcolm Fox nach, während Rebus eine andere Spur verfolgt. Die führt ihn in Edinburghs Vergangenheit, zu einem Haus, in dem Schreckliches geschehen ist ...

Immer Mit Der Ruhe

Author: Doris Iding
Publisher: Junfermann Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3955717380
Size: 34.46 MB
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Stressbewältigung beginnt im Kopf! Alle Welt spricht davon, doch immer weniger Menschen finden sie: innere Ruhe und Gelassenheit. Einer der Gründe ist, dass wir mit einem hypersensiblen Alarmsystem ausgestattet sind, das evolutionsbedingt keinen Standby-Modus kennt: die Amygdala – oder auch Angstzentrum genannt. Eine ganze Reihe von Faktoren begünstigen die Hypersensibilität der Amygdala: Fokussierung auf Leistung und Perfektion, Verwendung moderner Kommunikationsmedien und nicht zuletzt der Teufelskreis, der sich aus permanenter Anspannung und Stress ergibt. Die Folge: Wir können uns nicht mehr entspannen und uns von den Anforderungen des Alltags erholen. Unterhaltsam, leicht verständlich und doch wissenschaftlich fundiert führen die Autorinnen die Leser in die Funktionsweise des Gehirns ein. Dabei wird anschaulich dargestellt, warum wir uns so schwertun mit der Gelassenheit, und viele Tipps, Übungen und Gedankenimpulse geboten, um die Amygdala wieder „zu beruhigen“.

Fourth Quarter Fumbles

Author: Dennis Stearns
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0998445134
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Fourth Quarter Fumbles highlights 25 key fumbles that have the greatest chance of ruining the last quarter of your life. Get ahead of these fumbles and take proactive action! Understanding these fumbles and ways you can prevent them can help you live longer and have a happier, healthier fourth quarter of life.

Dual Momentum Trend Trading

Author: Lee Tang
Publisher: LMT Press
ISBN: 0995943141
Size: 53.31 MB
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Get Access to the Best Trading Strategy Available today! Here is a simple and reliable method to make money in stock, ETF, futures, and forex markets without quitting your day job. This book offers you a simple and reliable trading system that you can use right away with no guessing or tweaking required. It comes with a trend filter that helps you to understand the strength of the existing trend and a momentum filter that you can tweak to fit your own trading style and to increase its robustness. The mechanics of this system were first unveiled in a public forum several years ago. The author takes it to the next level by using daily charts as the primary trading time frame and adding a trend and momentum filter. If you follow this system correctly, you will be taking only high probability trades. The system will keep you in the trade for as long as the trend is running strong so that you will not be leaving money on the table by exiting too soon. With this system in your trading arsenal, you will not be making the mistakes most traders make, especially over-trading and over-analyzing, the main reasons why most traders are not profitable. This book is a must-read for anyone starting their journey into trading, or even experienced traders who are not getting the results they want from trading. It is ideal for people who work full time or those with busy schedules. You'll learn how successful traders make money by consistently trading trends—and how you can copy that success. This book is short and can be easily finished within a couple of hours. It provides simple and easy to follow trading rules, and can dramatically change your financial prospects! For less than what you would pay in commission on one trade, this book would be the best investment (of money and time) you have ever made. If you want to fast-forward your learning curve and learn to trade effectively as quickly as possible, read this book and give yourself a head start against the 90% of traders who consistently lose.

Summary Study Guide Civilization

Author: Lee Tang
Publisher: LMT Press
ISBN: 1799111709
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Why does Western civilization dominant the rest of the world? The must-read summary of “Civilization: The West and the Rest,” by Niall Ferguson. Six hundred years ago, Ming China and Ottoman Turkey dominated the world civilizations, while Western Europe was a miserable backwater, devastated by incessant war and disease. But today, Western civilization has risen to global dominance. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals in the past 500 or so years? In Civilization, Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the 15th century, the West developed six powerful concepts that the Rest lacked: competition, science, property rights, medicine, consumerism, and work ethic. These six killer apps allowed the West to leap ahead of the Rest, unleashing the Industrial Revolution and increasing human productivity. Yet now, the days of Western predominance are numbered because the Rest are adopting these same concepts, while the West has lost faith in its own civilization. Read this book and learn how these six killer apps helped West dominated the world. This guide includes: * Book Summary—The summary helps you understand the key ideas and recommendations. * Online Videos—On-demand replay of public lectures, and seminars on the topics covered in the chapter. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge