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Principles of Star Formation (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)


Okładka książki: Principles of Star Formation (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)


Principles of Star Formation (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) / Peter H. Bodenheimer; Springer; SBN-10: 3642150624, ISBN-13: 978-3642150623

"Understanding star formation is one of the key fields in present-day astrophysics. This book treats a wide variety of the physical processes involved, as well as the main observational discoveries, with key points being discussed in detail. The current star formation in our galaxy is emphasized, because the most detailed observations are available for this case. The book presents a comparison of the various scenarios for star formation, discusses the basic physics underlying each one, and follows in detail the history of a star from its initial state in the interstellar gas to its becoming a condensed object in equilibrium. Both theoretical and observational evidence to support the validity of the general evolutionary path are presented, and methods for comparing the two are emphasized. The author is a recognized expert in calculations of the evolution of protostars, the structure and evolution of disks, and stellar evolution in general. This book will be of value to graduate students in astronomy and astrophysics as well as to active researchers in the field."
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Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences : Brain-State Phenomena or Glimses of Immortality?


Okładka książki: Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences : Brain-State Phenomena or Glimses of Immortality?


Michael N. Marsh. Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences : Brain-State Phenomena or Glimses of Immortality? Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-957150-5

“Michael Marsh critically analyses the work of five key writers who support this so-called ‘dying brain’ hypothesis. He firmly disagrees with such otherworldly mystical or physical interpretations, ably demonstrating how they are explicable in terms of brain neurophysiology and its neuropathological disturbances.”

Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences : Brain-State Phenomena or Glimses of Immortality?: spis treści

   

Eating with conscience : the bioethics of food


Okładka książki: Eating with conscience : the bioethics of food


Michael W. Fox. Eating with conscience : the bioethics of food. Trotdale, NewSage Press, 1997. ISBN 0-939165-30-9

"An excellent guidebook for the concerned consumer. Understanding the ethical ramifications of food system and protect the environment. After you read this book, the array of foods on the grocery store shelves will never look the same."

Margaret Mellon, Director of Agriculture and Biotechnology Union of Concerned Scientists

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Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, & the Commodification of Difference


Okładka książki: Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, & the Commodification of Difference


Deborah Root. Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, & the Commodification of Difference. Boulder; Westview Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8133-2089-5

"Cannibal Culture is an attempt to construct a topography of the West’s will to aestheticize and consume cultural difference. The various sites in which this occurs are organized  around the central image of the legendary cannibal monster who consumes and consumes, only to become hungrier and more destructive. This monster takes many forms and has been called by many different names […]"

Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, & the Commodification of Difference: spis treści

   

Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred


Okładka książki: Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred


Jeffrey J. Kripal. Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred. Chicago; University of Chicago Press, 2010. ISBN 987-0-226-45386-6
      
"This is an excellent book. As well as being carefully researched and theoretically interesting, it is also engaging, witty, and thoughtful. Writing in an easy, contemplative style. Jeffrey Kripal is never less than rigorous and wide-ranging; he doesn’t get mired in statistics or parapsychological analysis, he explores key ideas and thinkers in their respective contexts. In the process, the reader is introduced to the largely rejected knowledge of the psychical, the sacred is resurrected in the paranormal, and lazy skepticism is challenged. Authors of Impossible will contribute significantly to the intelligent, open- minded study of the sacred, while Kripal will, I suspect, become a key figure in the development of new trajectories in the study of religion."

Authors of the Impossible: The Paranormal and the Sacred: spis treści

   

The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home


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James C. Whorton. The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home, Work, & Play. Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-957470-4

“The murderer’s favorite method of dispatch. The suicide’s friend. The lethal everyday presence in everything from candles to clothing, wallpaper to pints of beer. This is the alarming yet intriguing story of arsenic and the Victorians.”

The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home: spis treści

   

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