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Never Lose Your Nerve

Author : Alan J Heeger
ISBN : 9789814719568
Genre : Science
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' Never Lose Your Nerve! chronicles the ups and downs of a Nobel Laureate''s life. Professor Alan J Heeger was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000 together with Professor Alan G MacDiarmid and Professor Hideki Shirakawa. Filled with humor, this book tells Professor Heeger''s story — his love for his family, especially how his wife''s love has always been his guiding light, his progress from a young student to an eminent scientist, his passion for the theatre and its impact on his science, his adventures as a successful entrepreneur, and his personal losses. Many think of scientists as risk-adverse individuals but Professor Heeger shows the absolute necessity of risk in research and that scientists are, in fact, risk-addicted, as taking the first, risky step into unfamiliar territory is a step in the right direction towards creativity and great discoveries. Never lose your nerve and you will be rewarded. Life is an exciting adventure and this book clearly demonstrates it, and is for those who are looking to impact others. "Perhaps the greatest pleasure of being a scientist is to have an abstract idea, then to do an experiment (more often a series of experiments is required) that demonstrates the idea was correct; that is, Nature actually behaves as conceived in the mind of the scientist. This process is the essence of creativity in science. I have been fortunate to have experienced this intense pleasure many times in my life." Alan J Heeger Contents:Perfect Days — and Some Not so PerfectThe First Indication of CreativityMiracles Actually Happen!Coming to Acceptance of My MortalityThe Wart and the Penny: The Importance of Uncorrelated Events"Whither Thou Goest, I Will Go"Passion for a Career as a PhysicistFrom Novice to ProfessorThe Pathway to Great Science"Fire and Rain"Risk, Creativity and Discovery — AgainThe Nobel Prize in ChemistryThe Creativity Continues: High Mobility Polymer Thin Film TransistorsDecision to Go West — Was it the KGB?Life and Science in Santa BarbaraThe California Entrepreneur: UNIAX CorporationThe Impact of Theatre in our LivesLow Cost "Plastic" Solar Cells — A Dream Becoming RealityThe Serial EntrepreneurThe Delicacy of the Creative MindThe Joy of Life Readership: General public; historians; scientists; educators; undergraduates and graduates; biographers. Keywords:Nobel Prize;Chemistry;Great Science;Passion;Physicist;Theatre;Entrepreneur;Creativity;Discoveries;Mentoring "A wonderful tale of a brilliant man''s journey from a small town in northwest Iowa to Stockholm and the King of Sweden. This book is also a love story covering with great joy and humor Alan and Ruth''s multifaceted life together. Never Lose Your Nerve! tells us how to appreciate good fortune and handle adversity. A must read for its insights into a scientific mind and a world view reflecting the power of intellect and optimism. This man of grace with a sense of the ridiculous teaches us how scientific genius soars and how love keeps it grounded" Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli "A deeply insightful book by and about the man who created the field of conducting polymers and who won a Nobel Prize for it. But more than that it captures his way of life, his uncanny willingness to take thoughtful risks, his exquisite taste in choosing problems, his artist''s bent and his deep desire to have impact on the world. I wholeheartedly recommend this inspiring book to a wide set of readers, scientists and non-scientists alike." John Seely Brown Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corp and former director of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) "''Never Lose Your Nerve!'' tells the story of an unusual man''s journey from ''Nebraska-to-Nobel''. Alan is unusual amongst Nobel Laureates — he is amongst the few who drove their idea from scientific discovery to products. Idea to Nobel Prize to products — how hard could it be? It is hard enough that most reasonable people would view the process as an impossible struggle fraught with risk at every turn. But Alan sees it differently. He is a bold man who leads his life with courage and conviction. Fortune favors him. Through his book, Alan inspires readers to understand and embrace risk. He also reveals the price of risk, the emotional and personal toll it takes on the risk-taker. By telling his story with candor, grace and humor, Alan coaxes the reader to appreciate and realize how a risk-taker''s life might unfold were she or he to do things ''one at a time''." Anshuman Roy Founder & CEO, Rhombus Power Inc. '


Author : Jeanne Ryan
ISBN : 9780142422830
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Touching A Nerve Our Brains Our Selves

Author : Patricia S. Churchland
ISBN : 9780393240634
Genre : Science
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A trailblazing philosopher’s exploration of the latest brain science—and its ethical and practical implications. What happens when we accept that everything we feel and think stems not from an immaterial spirit but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? In this thought-provoking narrative—drawn from professional expertise as well as personal life experiences—trailblazing neurophilosopher Patricia S. Churchland grounds the philosophy of mind in the essential ingredients of biology. She reflects with humor on how she came to harmonize science and philosophy, the mind and the brain, abstract ideals and daily life. Offering lucid explanations of the neural workings that underlie identity, she reveals how the latest research into consciousness, memory, and free will can help us reexamine enduring philosophical, ethical, and spiritual questions: What shapes our personalities? How do we account for near-death experiences? How do we make decisions? And why do we feel empathy for others? Recent scientific discoveries also provide insights into a fascinating range of real-world dilemmas—for example, whether an adolescent can be held responsible for his actions and whether a patient in a coma can be considered a self. Churchland appreciates that the brain-based understanding of the mind can unnerve even our greatest thinkers. At a conference she attended, a prominent philosopher cried out, “I hate the brain; I hate the brain!” But as Churchland shows, he need not feel this way. Accepting that our brains are the basis of who we are liberates us from the shackles of superstition. It allows us to take ourselves seriously as a product of evolved mechanisms, past experiences, and social influences. And it gives us hope that we can fix some grievous conditions, and when we cannot, we can at least understand them with compassion.

Peace From Nervous Suffering

Author : Claire Weekes
ISBN : 9781101663684
Genre : Psychology
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This classic anxiety-relief guide from the author of Hope and Help for your Nerves has brought solace to over a quarter million readers coping with panic attacks and agoraphobia. Dr Claire Weekes offers clear, concise advice to anyone suffering from anxiety: FACE: DO NOT RUN ACCEPT: DO NOT FIGHT FLOAT PAST: DO NOT LISTEN IN LET TIME PASS: DO NOT BE IMPATIENT WITH TIME It may look much too simple, but if you can truly master these four important principles, you are already on your way to rapid recovery. Written in response to great demand from both the medical and psychological communities, as well as from her own devoted readers, Dr. Weekes’s revolutionary approach to treating nervous tension is sympathetic, medically sound, and quite possibly one of the most successful step-by-step guides to mental health available.

Never Lose Hope

Author : Crystal Conway
ISBN : 1523291818
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Crystal Conway-Gottwald's story is one of incredible resilience and unbelievable strength. Diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age fourteen, she was thrust into adulthood, forced to make decisions that would affect her entire life. And her troubles were just beginning. By age thirty, two more cancers would be discovered and ravage her body. Even in her darkest moments though, she was fiercely determined not just to survive but to live fully and with joy. Hers is a journey of triumph, courage, and inspiration that will touch your heart and challenge you to grab a hold of joy even in your pain.

Bare Nerve

Author : Katherine Garbera
ISBN : 9780758239563
Genre : Fiction
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Once upon a time, there were three little girls. Charity. Justine. Anna. Individually, they're lethal weapons. Together? They're the force to be reckoned with at Liberty Investigations. Their bodies may be made for sin, but everything else is for kicking ass. . . Anna The daughter of an English aristocrat and former British ambassador, Anna Sterling doesn't need to get her hands dirty to obliterate the bad guys. She can destroy lives using nothing more than a laptop. Now her formidable hacking skills have uncovered a black market gun-running operation, and Anna--along with a group of ex-mercenaries headed by Jack Savage--travels to Algiers to track down the leader. Jack is as rough around the edges as Anna is refined, which makes the blazing night they spend together completely inexplicable--and mindblowingly hot. . . Jack's the best at what he does, and he'll make no apologies for his methods--or for wanting gorgeous, sophisticated Anna anywhere and everywhere he can get her. If she's wary of him now, she'd be even more shocked by the man he used to be. But the only way to keep her safe, and take down the enemy, is to risk the one thing Jack never thought to lose--his heart.

Life S Little Instruction Book

Author : H. Jackson Brown
ISBN : 9781558531215
Genre : Philosophy
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Don T Lose Your Mind Lose Your Weight

Author : Rujuta Diwekar
ISBN : 9788184001655
Genre : Literary Collections
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Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, the country’s highest-selling diet book, has revolutionized the way Indians think about food and their eating habits. Funny, easy to read and full of great advice, it argues that we should return to our traditional eating roots (yes, ghee is good for you), nutrients are more important than calories (cheese over biscuits) and, most importantly, the only way to lose weight is to keep eating. Rujuta Diwekar is one of the country’s best nutritionists, with deep roots in yoga and Ayurveda and a client list which boasts some of Bollywood’s biggest names. In the updated edition of this classic, she has added an extensive Q&A section which deals with the questions she gets asked most by her clients.

In The Spotlight

Author : Janet E. Esposito
ISBN : 0974296627
Genre : Self-Help
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In The SpotLight: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing is a perfect book for those who are afraid of speaking or performing in front of others. This book provides many different methods and strategies to help you get beyond stage fright and learn to speak or perform with ease and confidence. This book will also help anyone who is self-conscious and uncomfortable in any social situation. You will discover how to: * Dramatically decrease your feelings of fear, discomfort, and loss of control associated with speaking or performing in front of others * Minimize your uncomfortable physical symptoms associated with fear * Significantly reduce the dread of anticipating a speaking or performing event * Eliminate your need to avoid situations of speaking or performing because of fear * Create a relaxed and confident state of mind and body in preparing to speak or perform * Break through your fear and create an inner peace around speaking and performing that you never imagined possible!

The Handmaid S Tale

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9781551994963
Genre : Fiction
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In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

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