Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts Author Lisa McNee
ISBN-10 0791445887
Release 2000-06-01
Pages 197
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Investigates the politics and poetics of women's gendered identity in West Africa.

Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security

Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security Author David Elizondo
ISBN-10 9783642252372
Release 2012-01-10
Pages 260
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The book is a collection of invited papers on Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. The majority of the chapters are extended versions of works presented at the special session on Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN-2010) held July 2010 in Barcelona, Spain. The book is devoted to Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security. It provides an overview of the most recent advances on the Computational Intelligence techniques being developed for Privacy and Security. The book will be of interest to researchers in industry and academics and to post-graduate students interested in the latest advances and developments in the field of Computational Intelligence for Privacy and Security.

Selfish Gifts

Selfish Gifts Author Alison V. Scott
ISBN-10 0838640826
Release 2006
Pages 303
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Selfish Gifts examines how early modern clients moved quickly and strategically to assimilate the language of competition and equality, characteristic of an emerging market economy, within their existing discourses of gift exchange, in order to maximize the rewards they might induce from an increasingly diverse group of patrons."--Jacket.

Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution

Selfish Sounds and Linguistic Evolution Author Nikolaus Ritt
ISBN-10 0521826713
Release 2004-05-27
Pages 329
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This book takes an exciting perspective on language change, by explaining it in terms of Darwin's evolutionary theory. Looking at a number of developments in the history of sounds and words, Nikolaus Ritt shows how the constituents of language can be regarded as mental patterns, or 'memes', which copy themselves from one brain to another when communication and language acquisition take place. Memes are both stable in that they transmit faithfully from brain to brain, and active in that their success at replicating depends upon their own properties. Ritt uses this controversial approach to challenge established models of linguistic competence, in which speakers acquire, use, and shape language. In Darwinian terms, language evolution is something that happens to, rather than through, speakers, and the interests of linguistic constituents matter more than those of their human 'hosts'. This book will stimulate debate among evolutionary biologists, cognitive scientists and linguists alike.

The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure Author David Loye
ISBN-10 0791459233
Release 2004
Pages 346
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Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 0192860925
Release 1989
Pages 352
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An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Selfish Shallow and Self Absorbed

Selfish  Shallow  and Self Absorbed Author Meghan Daum
ISBN-10 9781250052940
Release 2015-03-31
Pages 288
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SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life.

On the Origin of Stories

On the Origin of Stories Author Brian Boyd
ISBN-10 9780674053595
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 560
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Brian Boyd explains why we tell stories and how our minds are shaped to understand them. After considering art as adaptation, Boyd examines Homer's Odyssey and Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who! demonstrating how an evolutionary lens can offer new understanding and appreciation of specific works. Published for the bicentenary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, Boyd's study embraces a Darwinian view of human nature and art, and offers a credo for a new humanism.

Kim Kardashian Selfish

Kim Kardashian Selfish Author Kim Kardashian
ISBN-10 0789329204
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 352
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The selfie photography of Kim Kardashian West, featuring many never-before-seen personal images from one of the most recognizable and iconic celebrities in the world. From her early beginnings as a wardrobe stylist, Kim Kardashian West has catapulted herself into becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities in Hollywood. Hailed by many (including Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci) as the modern-day personification of Marilyn Monroe, Kim has become a true American icon. With her curvaceous style, successful reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, DASH clothing store, makeup and perfume lines, she has acquired a massive fan following in the multi-millions. Through social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), Kim connects with her fans on a daily basis, sharing details of her life with her selfie photography. Widely regarded as a trailblazer of the "selfie movement"—a modern-day self-portrait of the digital age—Kim has mastered the art of taking flattering and highly personal photos of oneself. For the first time in print, this book presents some of Kim's favorite selfies in one volume—from her favorite throwback images to current ultra-sexy glam shots—and provides readers with a behind-the-scenes look into this larger-than-life star.

Dawkins God

Dawkins  God Author Alister E. McGrath
ISBN-10 9781118964798
Release 2014-11-11
Pages 208
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A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examination of the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renowned expert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatise The God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his later popular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and The Greatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as a popularizer of science Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views on religion, and examine the religious implications of his scientific ideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfish gene’ Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal to anyone interested in better understanding the interplay between science and religion

The Selfish Crocodile

The Selfish Crocodile Author Faustin Charles
ISBN-10 9781408839317
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 32
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All of the animals are afraid of the Selfish Crocodile - he never let's them into his river, and he's always so snappy! And so when the Selfish Crocodile finds himself in terrible pain, no-one wants to help him - after all, what if he gobbles them up? But, to everyone's surprise, there is one animal in the forest who is willing to help . . . A brilliant tale of friendship, The Selfish Crocodile has become a picture book classic.

Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076725491
Release 1903
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Educational Foundations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Educational Foundations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Educational Foundations book for free.

The Altruistic Brain

The Altruistic Brain Author Donald W Pfaff
ISBN-10 9780199377480
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 224
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Since the beginning of recorded history, law and religion have provided "rules" that define good behavior. When we obey such rules, we assign to some external authority the capacity to determine how we should act. Even anarchists recognize the existence of a choice as to whether or not to obey, since no one has seriously doubted that the source of social order resides in our vast ethical systems. Debate has focused only on whose system is best, never for an instant imagining that law, religion, or some philosophical permutation of either was not the basis of prosocial action. The only divergence from this uniform understanding of human society has come from the behavioral sciences, which cite various biological bases for human goodness. Putting aside both ancient and relatively modern ethical systems, neuroscientists, psychologists, and evolutionary biologists have started a revolution more profound than any anarchist ever dreamed of. In essence, these researchers argue that the source of good human behavior - of the benevolence that we associate with the highest religious teachings - emanates from our physical make-up. Our brains, hormones, and genes literally embody our social compasses. In The Altruistic Brain, renowned neuroscientist Donald Pfaff provides the latest, most far-reaching argument in support of this revolution, explaining in exquisite detail how our neuroanatomical structure favors kindness towards others. Unlike any other study in its field, The Altruistic Brain synthesizes all the most important research into how and why - at a purely physical level - humans empathize with one another and respond altruistically. It demonstrates that human beings are "wired" to behave altruistically in the first instance, such that unprompted, spontaneous kindness is our default behavior; such behavior comes naturally, irrespective of religious or cultural determinants. Based on his own research and that of some of the world's most eminent scientists, Dr. Pfaff puts together well-established brain mechanisms into a theory that is at once novel but also easily demonstrable. He further explains how, using psycho-social approaches that are now well understood, we can clear away obstacles to the brain's natural, altruistic inclinations. This is the first book not only to explain why we are naturally good, but to suggest means of making us behave as well as we can. The Altruistic Brain is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the behavioral revolution in science and the promise that it holds for reorienting society towards greater cooperation.

Defined by Choices

Defined by Choices Author ~De’ Anna Quillen Eagle Spirit~
ISBN-10 1426962649
Release 2011-07-20
Pages 48
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In this book of poetry you find empowerment and the encouragement to Take a balanced view of a holistic and natural way of thinking. Cultivating your thoughts and what your thoughts look like to you?

The Measurement of Communication Processes

The Measurement of Communication Processes Author Joseph Woelfel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006592029
Release 1980
Pages 278
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The Measurement of Communication Processes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Measurement of Communication Processes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Measurement of Communication Processes book for free.

How to Be Selfish And Other Uncomfortable Advice

How to Be Selfish  And Other Uncomfortable Advice Author Olga Levancuka
ISBN-10 1468115987
Release 2011-12-29
Pages 114
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How to be Selfish (And other uncomfortable advice)Does selfishness have negative associations for you? Does it conjure up an image of someone mean, like a fairytale ogre perhaps?I'm here to tell you that there is another way to be selfish. Selfishness is about helping yourself, yes. It's about satisfying the deep desires within you that cause so much heartache. However, being selfish can also be the best way to improve the lives of people around you. Being strong and joyful and sure of yourself is a gift to the rest of the world, as well as to yourself."Olga has an impressive way of getting the message across. It may not be to everyone's taste, but it brings in the truth - she has been very successful in communicating her message, and very much to the point. Her success so far has been without question, and this book will bring many home truths.She is articulate in her understanding and presentation of the subject in front of her, she does not mince her words, but gives you the answers you need to bring your life up to scratch. Olga looks very deeply into your life, finding those small cracks that hold you back and let you be intimated and squashed in a hard and unrelenting world. With her impressive background, she can offer not just a basic helpline but a path to tread for the rest of your life, success in your business and strength in you relationships with partners, friends and work colleagues. No wonder she touches the hearts of so many, giving them the confidence they need and the drive to seek a better life for always. Olga has developed an understanding that is second to none, it may be blunt, the truth will reveal your future and not your failings. Let this book give you a new understanding and a further step forward in your new life of positive and unrelenting success."Douglas Ballard, Visionary.

Olympos the Selfish Squirrel

Olympos the Selfish Squirrel Author Darla DeSosa-Rocha
ISBN-10 9781607994916
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 38
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When Olympos the squirrel seeks out the most dangerous animal in the forest to help him in his quest to become a different animal, the task she gives him puts his friends in grave danger.