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Adam S Tongue

Author : Derek Bickerton
ISBN : 9781429930291
Genre : Science
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How language evolved has been called "the hardest problem in science." In Adam's Tongue, Derek Bickerton—long a leading authority in this field—shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the construction of ecological niches, Bickerton produces a dazzling new alternative to the conventional wisdom. Language is unique to humans, but it isn't the only thing that sets us apart from other species—our cognitive powers are qualitatively different. So could there be two separate discontinuities between humans and the rest of nature? No, says Bickerton; he shows how the mere possession of symbolic units—words—automatically opened a new and different cognitive universe, one that yielded novel innovations ranging from barbed arrowheads to the Apollo spacecraft. Written in Bickerton's lucid and irreverent style, this book is the first that thoroughly integrates the story of how language evolved with the story of how humans evolved. Sure to be controversial, it will make indispensable reading both for experts in the field and for every reader who has ever wondered how a species as remarkable as ours could have come into existence.


Author : George Melville Bolling
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134085021
Genre : Comparative linguistics
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New Scientist

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036935351
Genre : Science
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Das Restaurant Am Ende Des Universums

Author : Douglas Adams
ISBN : 9783036993584
Genre : Fiction
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Nachdem die Erde einer Hyperraum-Umgehungsstraße weichen musste, ist Arthur Dent als Exil-Erdling per Anhalter durch die Galaxis unterwegs. Die haarsträubenden Abenteuer in einem Universum, in dem nur eins zählt: »Du hast keine Chance – also nutze sie!«, meistert er gemeinsam mit seinen neuen Freunden aus dem All. Und Abenteuer machen hungrig: Das Milliways Diner bietet die perfekte Gelegenheit für einen Snack!

A Companion To The Philosophy Of Biology

Author : Sahotra Sarkar
ISBN : UOM:39015079235118
Genre : Science
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Comprised of essays by top scholars in the field, this volume offers detailed overviews of philosophical issues raised by biology. Brings together a team of eminent scholars to explore the philosophical issues raised by biology Addresses traditional and emerging topics, spanning molecular biology and genetics, evolution, developmental biology, immunology, ecology, mind and behaviour, neuroscience, and experimentation Begins with a thorough introduction to the field Goes beyond previous treatments that focused only on evolution to give equal attention to other areas, such as molecular and developmental biology Represents both an authoritative guide to philosophy of biology, and an accessible reference work for anyone seeking to learn about this rapidly-changing field

Winning Body Language For Sales Professionals Control The Conversation And Connect With Your Customer Without Saying A Word Enhanced

Author : Mark Bowden
ISBN : 9780071824934
Genre : Business & Economics
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Building on his classic guide Winning Body Language, master communications expert Mark Bowden reveals essential nonverbal strategies that help win sales Whether calling on a potential client for the first time, delivering a presentation, analyzing a client's needs, or making a sale, how the message is delivered matters as much as—or more than—what's being said. Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals unlocks the secrets of nonverbal communication to give sales specialists an unbeatable advantage. Mark Bowden has coached hundreds of clients how to communicate more effectively and influentially. In this guide, he delivers step-by-step guidance and demonstrations specifically tailored for sales pros, including how to read situations and cues in prospective clients' body language; knowing when (and how) to sit and stand; and subtle alterations to body language that convey positive energy, persuade and influence, and put customers at ease! Mark Bowden is a noted body language expert and creator of TruthPlane(TM), a communication and presentation training program used by Fortune 50 companies and CEOs throughout the world.

Snow Crash

Author : Neal Stephenson
ISBN : 9783641033781
Genre : Fiction
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Los Angeles, eines nicht zu fernen Tages: Hiro Protagonist, ein Starprogrammierer und Pizzakurier, kommt einer Verschwörung auf die Spur, die sowohl in der realen Welt als auch im virtuellen Raum immer mehr Todesopfer fordert. Hiro taucht als Schwertkämpfer in die Cyberwelt der Zukunft ein, um dort einen Schurken aus ferner Vergangenheit zu besiegen und die »Infokalypse« zu verhindern...

Such Prompt Eloquence

Author : Leonard Mustazza
ISBN : 0838751210
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work traces in Milton's epics the characters' uses of words and analyzes the ways in which language leads the reader to a very precise understanding of the agents in the poems. Through discussion of the verbal conflicts, it demonstrates how Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained are of a piece.

Philosophie Du Langage

Author : Marcelo Dascal
ISBN : UOM:39015047439255
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A Dissertation On The Hebrew Roots

Author : Alexander Pirie
Genre : Hebrew language
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