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By David Adam. 2018
What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to… be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, David Adam explores the groundbreaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works, to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. He considers how we measure and judge intelligence, taking us on a fascinating tour of the history of brain science and medicine, from gentlemen scientist brain autopsy clubs to case studies of mental health patients with extraordinary savant abilities. In addition to reporting on the latest research and fascinating case studies, David also goes on his own personal journey to investigate the possibilities of neuroenhancement, using himself as a guinea pig for smart pills and electrical brain stimulation in order to improve his IQ scores and cheat his way into MENSA. Getting to the heart of how we think about intelligence and mental ability, The Genius Within plunges into deep ethical, neuroscientific, and historical pools of enquiry about the science of brain function, untapping potential, and what it means for all of us. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure, and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future. 2018.
By Michael Miller. 2005
Computer basics teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated… steps with simple instruction, guide you through each task, building the skills you need to do what you want to do. 2005.
By Doug Muder, David C Kay. 1999
This book contains advice on dictating, editing, Web browsing, and running your computer with voice commands using voice recognition software.… Discover how to: verbally control your Windows desktop and all applications, dictate and edit documents and e-mails, maximize voice recognition accuracy, use a pocket recorder on the run, and add specialized terms and verbal shortcuts to Dragon's vocabulary. 1999.
By Daniel C Dennett. 1995
This work assesses Darwin's theory of evolution and looks at why it causes such heated debate among scientists, philosophers and… sociologists. Studying the history of these debates, the author uncovers the motives of the participants. The book aims to show that Darwinism does not devalue the miracles of life. 1995.
By Seymour Simon. 1998
By Michael J Behe. 1996
Argues that advanced life could not have evolved by gradual evolutionary steps because of the myriad elements that would have… had to change simultaneously. Uses explanations of how the human body functions to support his thesis. Attributes the design of higher organisms to an intelligent agent such as God. c1996.
By E. C Krupp. 1983
By Steven Weinberg. 1992
A winner of the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics explains in lay language the scientific search for a "final theory"… that would unify and explain the physical laws governing the universe. He speculates on the character of that theory and on what it might mean for humankind, including the question, "What about God?" c1992.
By Shelley Tanaka. 1996
In 1991, two hikers discovered the remains of a Stone Age Man over 5,000 years old in the Alps. Be… transported back to the Iceman's ancient world - find out who he was, how he lived, and how he died on a mountain ridge. Grades 3-6. 1996.
By James D Watson. 2003
History of genetics research and its applications during the fifty years since the 1953 discovery of the DNA double helix… structure, for which the author shared a Nobel Prize in 1962. Discusses the implications of genetic technology, including issues surrounding cloning, DNA analysis, and the human genome project. 2003.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1995
Scientific essays that link "alluring detail with instructive generality" to convey insights into nature, life, and social trends. Includes such… diverse topics as evolutionary theory, baseball, Edgar Allan Poe, Frankenstein, and snails. 1995.
By Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
By John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
By Willard Bascom. 1976
By James B Kaler. 2003
By Hal Niedzviecki, Steve Mann. 2001
Steve Mann uses his own experience with inventing and testing his various wearable computer prototypes to assess the state of… wearable computers and their potential impact on our lives. He articulates a vision for a tomorrow that sees humanity freer, safer, and smarter in ways most of us can only imagine. 2001.
By Robert Gilmore McKinnell. 1979
By John C Brandt. 1981
A collection of articles written over the last seventy years summarizing our scientific and historical knowledge of comets. Includes accounts… of the 1910 appearance of Halley's Comet which appeared again in 1986. 1981. Uniform title: Scientific American.
By Eric Chaisson. 1981