Deep

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ISBN: 9780547985633
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Number of pages: 304
Author: James Nestor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Deep in PDF and EPUB New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 • Scientific American Recommended Read “Fascinating, informative, exhilarating.” —Wall Street Journal Deep is a voyage from the ocean’s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving—in which competitors descend great depths on a single breath—James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potential—including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves. “A journey well worth taking.” —David Epstein, New York Times Book Review “Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.” —Dallas Morning News “This is popular science writing at its best.” —Christian Science Monitor


Deep Listeners

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ISBN: 0253216729
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 194
Author: Judith O. Becker
Publisher: Indiana University Press

Download and read online Deep Listeners in PDF and EPUB Judith Becker brings together scientific & cultural approaches to the study of music & emotion, & music and trancing. She argues that those who experience deep emotions when listening to music are akin to those who trance within the context of religious rituals.


Deep Mexico Silent Mexico

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ISBN: 0816632901
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 354
Author: Claudio Lomnitz
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

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A Fire Upon The Deep

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ISBN: 1429981989
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Number of pages: 624
Author: Vernor Vinge
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

Download and read online A Fire Upon The Deep in PDF and EPUB A Hugo award-winning Novel! “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.” —David Brin Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Fleeing this galactic threat, Ravna crash lands on a strange world with a ship-hold full of cryogenically frozen children, the only survivors from a destroyed space-lab. They are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. Tor books by Vernor Vinge Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Deep South

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ISBN: 1570038155
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 557
Author: Allison Davis
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Download and read online Deep South in PDF and EPUB First published in 1941, Deep South is the cooperative effort of a team of social anthropologists to document the economic, racial, and cultural character of the Jim Crow South through a study of a representative rural Mississippi community. Researchers Allison Davis, Burleigh B. Gardner, and Mary R. Gardner lived among the people of Natchez, Mississippi, as they investigated how class and caste informed daily life in a typical southern community. This Southern Classics edition of their study offers contemporary students of history a provocative collection of primary material gathered by conscientious and well-trained participant-observers, who found thenas nowintertwined social and economic inequalities at the root of racial tensions. Expanding on earlier studies of community stratification by social class, researchers in the Deep South Project introduced the additional concept of caste, which parsed a community through rigid social ranks assigned at birth and unalterable through lifea concept readily identifiable in the racial divisions of the Jim Crow South. As African American researchers, Davis and his wife, Elizabeth, along with his assistant St. Clair Drake, were able to gain unrivaled access to the black community in rural Mississippi, unavailable to their white counterparts. Through their interviews and experiences, the authors vividly capture the nuances in caste-enforcing systems of tenant-landlord relations, local government, and law enforcement. But the chief achievement of Deep South is its rich analysis of how the southern economic system, and sharecropping in particular, functioned to maintain rigid caste divisions along racial lines. In the new introduction tothis edition, Jennifer Jensen Walla


Deep Economy

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ISBN: 0805076263
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Number of pages: 261
Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Deep Economy in PDF and EPUB An impassioned call for an economy that creates community and ennobles our lives. In this manifesto, journalist McKibben offers the biggest challenge in a generation to the prevailing view of our economy. For the first time in human history, he observes,"


Deep Work

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ISBN: 9780349411910
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Number of pages: 304
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Deep Work in PDF and EPUB Many modern knowledge workers now spend most of their brain power battling distraction and interruption, whether because of the incessant pinging of devices, noisy open-plan offices or the difficulty of deciding what deserves your attention the most. When Cal Newport coined the term 'deep work' on his popular blog, Study Hacks, in 2012, he found the concept quickly hit a nerve. Most of us, after all, are excruciatingly familiar with shallow work instead - distractedly skimming the surface of our workload and never getting to the important part. Newport began exploring the methods and mindset that foster a practice of distraction-free productivity at work, and now, in DEEP WORK, he shows how anyone can achieve this elusive state. Through revealing portraits of both historical and modern-day thinkers, academics and leaders in the fields of technology, science and culture, and their deep work habits, Newport shares an inspiring collection of tools to wring every last drop of value out of your intellectual capacity. He explains why mastering this shift in work practices is crucial for anyone who intends to stay ahead in a complex information economy, and how to systematically train the mind to focus. Put simply: developing and cultivating a deep work practice is one of the best decisions we can make in an increasingly distracted world.


In Search of Deep Time

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ISBN: 0801487137
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 267
Author: Henry Gee
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online In Search of Deep Time in PDF and EPUB Cladistics—the science of comparison—is transforming the way paleontologists view evolution. In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had been previously imagined. The concept of deep time was first used by John McPhee to describe intervals of time incomprehensibly greater than our daily experience. Henry Gee explains the rise of cladistics as the best technique for making sense of the organic changes that unfold within deep time.


Deep Play

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ISBN: 9780307763334
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Deep Play in PDF and EPUB With A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman let her free-ranging intellect loose on the natural world. Now in Deep Play she tackles the realm of creativity, by exploring one of the most essential aspects of our characters: the abitlity to play. "Deep play" is that more intensified form of play that puts us in a rapturous mood and awakens the most creative, sentient, and joyful aspects of our inner selves. As Ackerman ranges over a panoply of artistic, spiritual, and athletic activities, from spiritual rapture through extreme sports, we gain a greater sense of what it means to be "in the moment" and totally, transcendentally human. Keenly perceived and written with poetic exuberance, Deep Play enlightens us by revealing the manifold ways we can enhance our lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Deep Vegetarianism

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ISBN: 1592138144
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Publisher: Temple University Press

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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ISBN: 0521379830
Release Date: 1989-02-24
Number of pages: 322
Author: Marcus Rediker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea in PDF and EPUB This unsparing account of the eighteenth-century maritime world reconstructs the often brutal social and cultural milieu of Anglo-American seafaring and piracy, following sailors and their ships from their trade routes into rowdy waterfront ports.


Deep Down in the Jungle

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ISBN: 0202365409
Release Date: 2006
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Author: Roger D. Abrahams
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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On Deep History and the Brain

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ISBN: 0520252896
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 271
Author: Daniel Lord Smail
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online On Deep History and the Brain in PDF and EPUB "This is surely a new paradigm for the study of history that will be regarded as revolutionary but which is also well justified. To my knowledge, no other book integrates the study of human history with principles of biological and cultural evolution on such an ambitious scale."--David Sloan Wilson, author of Darwin's Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society "This is one of the most exciting books I've read in years. It is so accessible, so groundbreaking, so stimulating, so important that I imagine the next generation of historians will be deeply influenced by what Smail has to say here. Simply dazzling."--Lynn Hunt, author of Inventing Human Rights


From the Deep Woods to Civilization

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ISBN: 0803258739
Release Date: 1936
Number of pages: 206
Author: Charles Alexander Eastman
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online From the Deep Woods to Civilization in PDF and EPUB Tells the author's story of how he entered mainstream Anglo life and devoted his time to helping Indians adapt to the white world without sacrificing their own


Deep Survival Who Lives Who Dies and Why

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ISBN: 0393076571
Release Date: 2004-10-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Laurence Gonzales
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Deep Survival Who Lives Who Dies and Why in PDF and EPUB "Unique among survival books... stunning... enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."—Penelope Purdy, Denver Post In ?Deep Survival?, Laurence Gonzalez combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival, whether in the wilderness or in meeting any of life's great challenges. This gripping narrative, the first book to describe the art and science of survival, will change the way you see the world. Everyone has a mountain to climb. Everyone has a wilderness inside.