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At Home in the Universe

At Home in the Universe Book
Author : Stuart Kauffman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 1996-11-21
ISBN : 9780199840304
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A major scientific revolution has begun, a new paradigm that rivals Darwin's theory in importance. At its heart is the discovery of the order that lies deep within the most complex of systems, from the origin of life, to the workings of giant corporations, to the rise and fall of great civilizations. And more than anyone else, this revolution is the work of one man, Stuart Kauffman, a MacArthur Fellow and visionary pioneer of the new science of complexity. Now, in At Home in the Universe, Kauffman brilliantly weaves together the excitement of intellectual discovery and a fertile mix of insights to give the general reader a fascinating look at this new science--and at the forces for order that lie at the edge of chaos. We all know of instances of spontaneous order in nature--an oil droplet in water forms a sphere, snowflakes have a six-fold symmetry. What we are only now discovering, Kauffman says, is that the range of spontaneous order is enormously greater than we had supposed. Indeed, self-organization is a great undiscovered principle of nature. But how does this spontaneous order arise? Kauffman contends that complexity itself triggers self-organization, or what he calls "order for free," that if enough different molecules pass a certain threshold of complexity, they begin to self-organize into a new entity--a living cell. Kauffman uses the analogy of a thousand buttons on a rug--join two buttons randomly with thread, then another two, and so on. At first, you have isolated pairs; later, small clusters; but suddenly at around the 500th repetition, a remarkable transformation occurs--much like the phase transition when water abruptly turns to ice--and the buttons link up in one giant network. Likewise, life may have originated when the mix of different molecules in the primordial soup passed a certain level of complexity and self-organized into living entities (if so, then life is not a highly improbable chance event, but almost inevitable). Kauffman uses the basic insight of "order for free" to illuminate a staggering range of phenomena. We see how a single-celled embryo can grow to a highly complex organism with over two hundred different cell types. We learn how the science of complexity extends Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection: that self-organization, selection, and chance are the engines of the biosphere. And we gain insights into biotechnology, the stunning magic of the new frontier of genetic engineering--generating trillions of novel molecules to find new drugs, vaccines, enzymes, biosensors, and more. Indeed, Kauffman shows that ecosystems, economic systems, and even cultural systems may all evolve according to similar general laws, that tissues and terra cotta evolve in similar ways. And finally, there is a profoundly spiritual element to Kauffman's thought. If, as he argues, life were bound to arise, not as an incalculably improbable accident, but as an expected fulfillment of the natural order, then we truly are at home in the universe. Kauffman's earlier volume, The Origins of Order, written for specialists, received lavish praise. Stephen Jay Gould called it "a landmark and a classic." And Nobel Laureate Philip Anderson wrote that "there are few people in this world who ever ask the right questions of science, and they are the ones who affect its future most profoundly. Stuart Kauffman is one of these." In At Home in the Universe, this visionary thinker takes you along as he explores new insights into the nature of life.

Out at home

Out at home Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Child at Home

The Child at Home Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1842
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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OSHA Policy Concerning Employees Working at Home

OSHA Policy Concerning Employees Working at Home Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Canning Fruits and Vegetables at Home

Canning Fruits and Vegetables at Home Book
Author : Louise Stanley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1933
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mindful Thoughts at Home

Mindful Thoughts at Home Book
Author : Kate Peers
Publisher : Leaping Hare Press
Release : 2020-09
ISBN : 0711253447
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mindful Thoughts at Home is a lovingly gathered collection of reflections appreciating the often un-noticed details of what makes a house a home. Mindfulness is about being truly present and fully engaged with whatever we're doing at that moment, anchoring ourselves in the present. We aim to be aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them, letting go of distraction and judgement. We usually focus on the past or the future, but with mindfulness, we pay attention to what is around us, things that we would normally take for granted. So why not put some focus on your home environment? The layout, ambiance, and décor in your home can offer a perfect complement to the sense of wellness that mindfulness creates. It is our home, after all. This book contains 25 thoughts that let you use mindfulness to improve your living space, from decorating and cleaning to how to harness the light during the day and sleep more comfortably at night. By reading this book and embracing the mindfulness within it, you will be able to create a delightful and comfortable environment that will enrich your life and soul.

The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad

The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1893
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sketches of short tours at home and abroad

Sketches of short tours at home and abroad Book
Author : Thomas Henry Clark
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1878
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world at home or Pictures and scenes from far off lands by M and E Kirby

The world at home  or  Pictures and scenes from far off lands  by M  and E  Kirby Book
Author : Mary Kirby
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1869
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At Home

At Home Book
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2010-05-27
ISBN : 1409095541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In At Home, Bill Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose and masterful storytelling that made A Short History of Nearly Everything one of the most lauded books of the last decade, and delivers one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable. And that most of the key discoveries for humankind can be found in the very fabric of the houses in which we live.This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room considering how the ordinary things in life came to be. Along the way he did a prodigious amount of research on the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets; and on the brilliant, creative and often eccentric minds behind them. And he discovered that, although there may seem to be nothing as unremarkable as our domestic lives, there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement - and even a little danger - lurking in the corners of every home.

To be at Home

To be at Home Book
Author : James Williams,Felicitas Hentschke
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2018-09-24
ISBN : 3110580136
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Houses and homes are dynamic spaces within which people work to organize and secure their lives, livelihoods and relationships. Written by a team of renowned historians and anthropologists, and and accompanied by original photography by Maurice Weiss, To Be at Home: House,Work, and Self in the Modern World compares the ways people in different societies and historical periods strive to make and keep houses and homes under conditions of change, upheaval, displacement, impoverishment and violence. These conditions speak to the challenges of life in our modern world. The contributors of this volume position the home as a new nodal point between work, the self and the world to explore people’s creativity, agency and labour. Houses and homes prove complex and powerful concepts – if also often elusive – invoking places, persons, objects, emotions, values, attachments and fantasies. This book demonstrates how the relations between houses, work and the self have transformed dramatically and unpredictably under conditions of capitalism and modernity – and continue to change today.

The Living at home Program

The Living at home Program Book
Author : Morton D. Bogdonoff
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At Home in the World

At Home in the World Book
Author : Janet O'Shea
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Release : 2007-05-21
ISBN : 9780819568373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The compelling story of a beautiful and versatile South Indian dance form

At Home in Fiji

At Home in Fiji Book
Author : Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1883
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At Home

At Home Book
Author : Irene Cieraad
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Release : 2006-09-28
ISBN : 9780815629030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the practices and symbolism of domestic space in Western society.

Starting at Home

Starting at Home Book
Author : Nel Noddings
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2002-01-28
ISBN : 9780520927568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nel Noddings, one of the central figures in the contemporary discussion of ethics and moral education, argues that caring--a way of life learned at home--can be extended into a theory that guides social policy. Tackling issues such as capital punishment, drug treatment, homelessness, mental illness, and abortion, Noddings inverts traditional philosophical priorities to show how an ethic of care can have profound and compelling implications for social and political thought. Instead of beginning with an ideal state and then describing a role for home and family, this book starts with an ideal home and asks how what is learned there may be extended to the larger social domain. Noddings examines the tension between freedom and equality that characterized liberal thought in the twentieth century and finds that--for all its strengths--liberalism is still inadequate as social policy. She suggests instead that an attitude of attentive love in the home induces a corresponding responsiveness that can serve as a foundation for social policy. With her characteristic sensitivity to the individual and to the vulnerable in society, the author concludes that any corrective practice that does more harm than the behavior it is aimed at correcting should be abandoned. This suggests an end to the disastrous war on drugs. In addition, Noddings states that the caring professions that deal with the homeless should be guided by flexible policies that allow practitioners to respond adequately to the needs of very different clients. She recommends that the school curriculum should include serious preparation for home life as well as for professional and civic life. Emphasizing the importance of improving life in everyday homes and the possible role social policy might play in this improvement, Starting at Home highlights the inextricable link between the development of care in individual lives and any discussion of moral life and social policy.

Southern Food

Southern Food Book
Author : John Egerton
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780807844175
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Egerton explores southern food in over 200 restaurants in 11 Southern states, describing each establishment's specialties and recounting his conversations with owners, cooks, waiters, and customers. Includes more than 150 regional recipes.

The Japs at Home

The Japs at Home Book
Author : Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1894
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At Home in Nature

At Home in Nature Book
Author : Rebecca Kneale Gould
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780520241404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Gould's attention to the ironies and ambivalences that abound in the practice of homesteading provides fresh and insightful perspective."--Beth Blissman, Oberlin College "This luminously written ethnography of the worlds that homesteaders make significantly broadens our understanding of modern American religion. In richly textured descriptions of the everyday lives and work of the homesteaders with whom she lived, Gould helps us understand how the tasks of clearing land, making bread, and building a garden wall were ways of taking on the most urgent issues of meaning and ethics."--Robert A. Orsi, Harvard University "This is a fascinating, authoritative, and accessible look at one of America's most important subcultures. If you ever get around to building that cabin in the woods, or especially if you don't, you'll want this volume on the bookshelf."--Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape "Rebecca Gould's compelling book on American homesteading brings the study of the religion-nature connection in the U.S. to a new place."--Catherine L. Albanese, author of Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age "Gould provides brand new data and sheds new interpretive light on familiar figures and movements. At Home in Nature is a model of how to seamlessly blend ethnography and history."--Bron Taylor, University of Florida, editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

The Second Shift

The Second Shift Book
Author : Arlie Hochschild,Anne Machung
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-01-31
ISBN : 1101575514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fifteen years after its first publication, The Second Shift remains just as important and relevant today as it did then. As the majority of women entered the workforce, sociologist and Berkeley professor Arlie Hochschild was one of the first to talk about what really happens in dual-career households. Many people were amazed to find that women still did the majority of childcare and housework even though they also worked outside the home. Now, in this updated edition with a new introduction from the author, we discover how much things have, or have not, changed for women today.