Jerks Who Are They? And From Where Do They Come

Innovation, Human Capital and Trade Competitiveness: How Are They Connected and Why Do They Matter? [Repost]

Marzenna Anna Weresa - Innovation, Human Capital and Trade Competitiveness: How Are They Connected and Why Do They Matter?
Published: 2013-11-25 | ISBN: 3319020714 | PDF | 540 pages | 6 MB
The Genius Who Never Existed and other Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy

The Genius Who Never Existed and other Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy
Language: English | AZW3 / EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00KRO8O84 | 2014 | 149 pages | 0.3 MB / 0.2 MB / 0.3 MB

“Each chapter in this book explains a complex problem through moving, amusing and marvellous stories. Sašo Dolenc’s recurring theme is the elusive and often eccentric nature of inspiration; but in exploring it he covers an immense variety of subjects, from meteorology to microbiology, computer technology to market theory. His readers will gain a succinct and satisfying lesson on each topic, and a sense overall of the labour, genius and luck that science demands.”

Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning  

Posted by Jeterro at April 20, 2009
Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning

Research Methods in Urban and Regional Planning
Springer; 1 edition (December 12, 2007) | ISBN: 3540496572 | 447 pages | PDF | 6.7 Mb

This book provides an up-to-date introduction to the fundamental methods related to planning and human services delivery. These methods aid planners in answering the following crucial questions about human activities within a given community: Who are they? (demographic analysis); What do they do? (economic analysis); Where do these activities occur? (land use analysis); and How are human activities connected spatially? (transportation analysis). This book brings these four pillars of planning methods together in an introductory text targeted towards senior level undergraduate and graduate students. Planning professionals will also find this book an invaluable reference.
Elaine Aron - The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them

Elaine Aron - The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them
Harmony; 1 edition (October 8, 2002) | ISBN: 0767908724 | English | Pages: 352 | PDF | 40.8 Mb

As a highly sensitive person (HSP) herself and a psychotherapist, Aron is in a strong position to provide guidance to parents who are raising highly sensitive children (HSCs), and provides here a wealth of useful suggestions and case studies. The author, who has studied and written about what she calls "high sensitivity" (The Highly Sensitive Person), states that this is a personality trait that occurs in 15% to 20% of the population. Although HSCs tend to be "empathetic, smart, intuitive, careful and conscientious," they are also easily overstimulated and require informed parenting in order to prevent temper tantrums, stress illnesses and the avoidance of pleasurable group activities. Aron offers helpful advice that will assist both nonsensitive and highly sensitive parents through all stages of their child's development from infancy to adolescence. For example, since HSCs have great difficulty with change, it is necessary to prepare them gently so that they do not feel powerless during transitions. According to the author, there are four basic strategies that will help an HSC to become a happy adult: parents should foster their child's self-esteem, try to reduce the feelings of shame HSCs may develop because they are different, employ only mild positive discipline and learn how to talk positively to teachers and friends about their HSC so that interactions will be productive.
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (repost)

Steven Johnson, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation"
2010 | ISBN: 1594487715 | 336 pages | PDF | 24,5 MB

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?
With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of iance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson pres the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

Horizon - Why Do We Dream  Video

Posted by tizahi at Aug. 13, 2009
Horizon - Why Do We Dream

Horizon - Why Do We Dream
English | 43 minutes | 688x400 | DivX | MP3 - 128kbps | 508 MB

Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream?

What the film reveals is that much of what we thought we knew no longer stands true. Dreams are not simply wild imaginings but play a significant part in all our lives as they have an impact on our memories, the ability to learn, and our mental health. Most surprisingly, we find nightmares, too, are beneficial and may even explain the survival of our species.

Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 1, 2016
Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity?

Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity? (Conservation Science and Practice) by Lucas N. Joppa, Jonathan E. M. Bailie, John G. Robinson
2016 | ISBN: 1118338154, 1118338162 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 5 MB

The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) 3 CD  Music

Posted by hill0 at Aug. 26, 2016
The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) 3 CD

The Who - Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) 3 CD
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 1,02 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 371 MB | Artwork (JPG) | 33 MB | 2:42:15
Genre: Classic Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Rock & Roll | Country: UK | Label: Steamhammer | SPV 093-74882

The Who's Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a charity concert for a cancer organization the reunited group performed in November of 2000. Given the band's spotty track record in their farewell tours and reunions of the '80s and '90s, it's easy for some longtime fans to be skeptical of the musical merits of the triple-disc hybrid SACD release of this concert, but this is an exceptional reunion concert, finding the band at their strongest since their early-'80s breakup. Supported by drummer Zak Starkey and longtime keyboardist John "Rabbit" Bundrick, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and John Entwistle (in one of his last major concerts) sound reinvigorated, playing such standards as "I Can't Explain" and "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" with vigor and energy, as if they haven't played them countless times.
The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It (repost)

Michael E. Gerber, Robert Armstrong J.D., Sanford Fisch J.D., "The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don't Work and What to Do About It"
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0470503653 | 178 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB

BBC Our World - Pregnant and Punished in the UAE (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 8, 2015
BBC Our World - Pregnant and Punished in the UAE (2015)

BBC Our World - Pregnant and Punished in the UAE (2015)
HDTV | 1280x660 | .MKV/AVC @ 1674 Kbps | 22mn 52s | Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 300 MiB
Genre: Documentary

The United Arab Emirates sells itself as a land of sunshine and opportunity. But for many vulnerable women, the reality can be very different. In the UAE, sex outside marriage can land you in prison - and it's often women migrant workers who are being punished. Some are jailed for consensual relationships, others are victims of rape but feel unable to report it for fear of prosecution. In this film, three women tell the moving stories of how they fell foul of the law, and reveal that it's often pregnant women and mothers who are most vulnerable. For the UAE authorities, it's an issue which poses a big dilemma: how do they balance Sharia-based laws with the rights of its women workers?