Description : Северная Корея начала ХХI века. В стране, где правит культ личности Ким Чен Ира, процветают нищета, коррупция и жестокость власти по отношению к собственному народу, лишенному элементарных человеческих прав. Публичные казни, концлагеря и тюремные шахты, рабство, похищения японцев и южнокорейцев, круглосуточная пропаганда и запрет на все иностранное – такова реальность существования людей, которых государственная машина превращает в зомби.Главный герой романа, мальчик из сиротского приюта, в 14 лет становится солдатом, которого учат сражаться в темных туннелях, прорытых в демилитаризованной зоне, а через несколько лет – безжалостным похитителем людей. В награду за «успехи» его отправляют радистом на рыболовное судно, которое в действительности шпионит за иностранными кораблями. Впоследствии, после жестокой «проверки», он попадает в Америку как переводчик дипломатической делегации, где его по воле случая принимают за Министра тюремных шахт.Захватывающая история его невероятных, на грани абсурда, приключений полна трагизма и жертвенной любви, слепого подчинения идеологии Чучхе и чувства долга по отношению к близким. Автор намеренно сгущает краски, что делает этот роман сродни «бомбе, разорвавшейся среди ясного неба» в цивилизованном обществе.Некоторые критики сравнивают роман Джонсона, написанный в популярном жанре магического реализма, с произведениями Джорджа Оруэла, автора всемирно известных сатирических произведений, обличающих тоталитаризм – «1984» и «Скотный двор» и Олдоса Хаксли, автора антиутопического сатирического романа «О дивный новый мир».Роман получил Пулитцеровскую премию, которая считается одной из наиболее престижных наград США в области художественной литературы и журналистики. Он входит в топ-листы таких изданий как Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Plain Dealer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA Today, Vogue, Elle, GQ, Time Out, Playboy. Является лидером продаж ряда независимых книжных сетей в США.
Description : With the help of a most curious cat, Alice leapfrogs from Victorian England into a series of parallel worlds where she encounters an entire magic box of bizarre characters: everything from strange attractors and thinking electrons to talking quantum paradoxes. Observe the cat having an unpleasant encounter with Professor Schr÷dinger before it learns to jump universes at the blink of an eye. Join in Alice's adventures in Alice and the Quantum Cat and travel with her in this new wonderland, on everything from a steam train in Ireland to a flying taxi cab crossing the Hudson River; from San Francisco's Pier 9 to the very center of the universe. Learn more and more about the curious world of 21st century science. William Brandon Shanley, is a media producer. His programs on American history, espionage, war, conflict resolution, and the great personalities of the 20th century have appeared on PBS, Discovery, A&E, CNN, and been distributed by Turner Home Video and Time Video. William's
Description : The definitive reference for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of small animal infections, Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition delivers current, comprehensive information essential to the management of infectious diseases caused by viruses, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, mycoplasmas, bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and unknown agents. Each section guides you through diagnostic testing for specific microorganisms, from sample collection to laboratory submission to interpretation of results, then details appropriate treatment measures and pharmacologic considerations for the various related infections. Full-color illustrations and hundreds of tables provide quick, convenient access to diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines, and thoroughly updated drug information helps you confidently administer appropriate dosages for the most effective treatment and prevention. The most comprehensive infectious disease coverage available helps you confidently address clinical problems related to infectious diseases in dogs and cats, and includes: Immunization strategies and environmental control of infections Immunodeficiency disorders Prevention of infection in multi-pet and shelter settings Immunocompromised people and their pets Vibrant full-color illustrations clarify disease features and modes of disease transmission for enhanced diagnostic accuracy and disease prevention. Convenient tables deliver therapeutic recommendations and drug dosages at a glance. Complete antimicrobial drug formulary provides fast, easy access to indications, recommended dosages, and pharmacologic considerations essential for all relevant pharmaceuticals. State-of-the-art diagnostic testing procedures help you ensure accurate diagnoses for all clinically relevant pathogens. Content reflects the expert insight and vast clinical experience of a panel of trusted authorities on small animal infectious diseases. Easy-to-use companion website provides convenient online access to additional images, tables, boxes, appendices, and references linked directly to original PubMed abstracts. Expanded coverage of zoonoses, zoonotic potential, and precautions helps you effectively monitor and treat zoonotic infections. Fully updated drug formulary reflects the most current pharmacokinetics, indications, contraindications, handling and administration guidelines, and dosage recommendations available. Updated content throughout the text details current diagnostic testing regimens and therapeutic and preventive considerations for all pathogens you're likely to encounter in the clinical setting. Special focus on disease incidence and susceptibility in traveling animals helps you alert animal owners to potential risks associated with pet travel.
Description : Northern England in the 1980's is a harsh place for research scientist Fabio De Sousa. He receives an unsolicited message on CSNet, an early email predecessor for academics. Intrigued and flattered, De Sousa begins a flirtatious online relationship. De Sousa and fellow researcher Miguel Gouveia supplement their meagre grants by toiling in the precarious pre-dawn world of the meat industry. De Sousa's online relationship develops, but his friendship with Gouveia becomes threatened by the involvement of Sigma Tau. This clandestine research organisation is hell-bent on obtaining De Sousa's prized research journal. De Sousa is stunned. Not only by the revelations made by his CSNet admirer, but by their true identity. He uses a labyrinthine cipher to preserve the integrity of the research; hoping mentor Dr Eric Geller alone will crack his code. De Sousa and Geller must keep the research details from Sigma-Tau. If they're successful, they guarantee the future of human society. Failure is inconceivable.
Description : As heretical as it may sound to the modern orthodox views of both science and religion, science has proved God to be real. It is time for those in the religious community to address this. Is there a God? Is there life after death? Is evolution directed? As in his book, "Why Science Proves God," which received a five star review on Amazon.com, John Denker answers these questions through the use of modern physics. Most people will be surprised, if not shocked, by what modern science has to say.
Description : This set of lectures provides a structured introduction to the concept of equidistribution in number theory. This concept is of growing importance in many areas, including cryptography, zeros of L-functions, Heegner points, prime number theory, the theory of quadratic forms, and the arithmetic aspects of quantum chaos. The volume brings together leading researchers from a range of fields who reveal fascinating links between seemingly disparate areas.
Description : This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging. The acronym BINS, for Bio-Info-Nano-Systems, has been coined to describe the synergetic interface of these several disciplines. The living cell is an information replicating and processing system that is replete with naturally-evolved nanomachines, which at some level require a quantum mechanical description. As quantum engineering and nanotechnology meet, increasing use will be made of biological structures, or hybrids of biological and fabricated systems, for producing novel devices for information storage and processing and other tasks. An understanding of these systems at a quantum mechanical level will be indispensable. Contents:Foreword (Sir R Penrose)Emergence and Complexity:A Quantum Origin of Life? (P C W Davies)Quantum Mechanics and Emergence (S Lloyd)Quantum Mechanisms in Biology:Quantum Coherence and the Search for the First Replicator (J Al-Khalili & J McFadden)Ultrafast Quantum Dynamics in Photosynthesis (A O Castro, F F Olsen, C F Lee & N F Johnson)Modelling Quantum Decoherence in Biomolecules (J Bothma, J Gilmore & R H McKenzie)The Biological Evidence:Molecular Evolution: A Role for Quantum Mechanics in the Dynamics of Molecular Machines that Read and Write DNA (A Goel)Memory Depends on the Cytoskeleton, but is it Quantum? (A Mershin & D V Nanopoulos)Quantum Metabolism and Allometric Scaling Relations in Biology (L Demetrius)Spectroscopy of the Genetic Code (J D Bashford & P D Jarvis)Towards Understanding the Origin of Genetic Languages (A D Patel)Artificial Quantum Life:Can Arbitrary Quantum Systems Undergo Self-Replication? (A K Pati & S L Braunstein)A Semi-Quantum Version of the Game of Life (A P Flitney & D Abbott)Evolutionary Stability in Quantum Games (A Iqbal & T Cheon)Quantum Transmemetic Intelligence (E W Piotrowski & J S≈adkowski)The Debate:Dreams versus Reality: Plenary Debate Session on Quantum Computing (For Panel: C M Caves, D Lidar, H Brandt, A R Hamilton, Against Panel: D K Ferry, J Gea-Banacloche, S M Bezrukov, L B Kish, Debate Chair: C R Doering, Transcript Editor: D Abbott)Plenary Debate: Quantum Effects in Biology: Trivial or Not? (For Panel: P C W Davies, S Hameroff, A Zeilinger, D Abbott, Against Panel: J Eisert, H M Wiseman, S M Bezrukov, H Frauenfelder, Debate Chair: J Gea-Banacloche, Transcript Editor: D Abbott)Nontrivial Quantum Effects in Biology: A Skeptical Physicist's View (H Wiseman & J Eisert)That's Life! — The Geometry of π Electron Clouds (S Hameroff) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in quantum physics, biophysics, nanosciences, quantum chemistry, mathematical biology and complexity theory, as well as philosophers of science. Keywords:Quantum Biology;Quantum Computation;Quantum Mechanics;Biophysics;Nanotechnology;Quantum Technology;Quantum Information Processing;Bio-Info-Nano-Systems (BINS);Emergence;Complexity;Complex Systems;Cellular Automata;Game Theory;Biomolecules;Photosynthesis;DNA;Genetic Code;DecoherenceKey Features:Is structured in a debate style, where contributors argue opposing positionsBrings together some of the finest minds and latest developments in the fieldIs entirely unique and there are no competing titles
Description : The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.
Description : "At long last, a promising dialogue between science and medicine has begun. A focal point of this discussion is healing and how it happens. Jack W. Geis shows how modern physics and spirituality are centrally involved in this debate. No one who is interested in the current interface between science, spirituality and medicine can afford to neglect his ideas."-Larry Dossey, MD, Author: Healing Beyond the Body, and Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine "This book introduces some of the most perplexing and exciting aspects of the revolution going on in physics today as it continues toward an increasingly metaphysical basis for defining reality. This exciting scientific revolution should be shared by everyone and the issues taken up in this book form a basis for that participation. That the math is not in the chalk is becoming increasingly evident, as well as the question as to which is more substantial."-Dr. Laurance R. Doyle, Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute
Description : This invaluable book takes the reader from Planck's discovery of the quantum in 1900 to the most recent interpretations and applications of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. The introduction of the quantum idea leads off the prehistory of quantum mechanics, featuring Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Compton, and de Broglie's immortal contributions. Their original discovery papers are featured with explanatory notes and developments in Part 1. The invention of matrix mechanics and quantum mechanics by Heisenberg, Born, Jordan, Dirac, and Schrödinger is presented next, in Part 2. Following that, in Part 3, are the Einstein–Bohr debates on the interpretation of quantum mechanics culminating in Bell's inequality and Aspect's experiment demonstrating the actuality of the long range quantum correlations to which Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen took great exception. Resolutions of quantum paradoxes and the current state of such debates are summarized. Part 4 presents a selection of the most dramatic modern developments, both theoretical and experimental. These include Feynman path integrals, the modern interpretation based on decoherence, quantum optics experiments leading to teleportation, DeWitt's wave function of the universe, and a brief introduction to the end-of-the-millennium prospects of quantum computation. A concluding chapter presents the authors' conjectures for the next 100 years of the quantum. This book is ideally suited to anyone with a junior level background in modern physics and quantum mechanics, and a cultural interest in the original sources of the greatest ideas of the greatest founders of this subject as derived from their first discovery papers. These papers have led, in giant strides across the whole of the twentieth century, to the revolutionary experimental advances of the last decade. The book makes accessible — physically and intellectually — both the deepest roots and the highest branches of nonrelativistic quantum physics. Contents:Part One:Planck Invents the QuantumEinstein and ComptonBohr's Hydrogen Atomde Broglie WavesKramers and HeisenbergPart Two:Heisenberg Invents Quantum DynamicsBorn, Heisenberg and JordanDirac's Quantum MechanicsSchrödinger's Wave MechanicsPart Three:Born's InterpretationHeisenberg's Uncertainty PrincipleEinstein, Podolsky, and RosenPart Four:Bohm and Bell, Clauser and AspectFeynman Path IntegralHartle's InterpretationDeWitt's Wave Function of the UniverseDeutsch's Quantum ComputerThe Next 100 Years Readership: Students and researchers in quantum mechanics. Keywords:Reviews:“When you have finished the book, you will have read parts of some papers that you probably would not have otherwise read, and you will have been given a guided tour through confusing territory by some wise and knowing guides.”Physics Today
Description : Consciousness, not matter, is the ground of all existence, declares University of Oregon physicist Goswami, echoing the mystic sages of his native India. He holds that the universe is self-aware, and that consciousness creates the physical world.
Description : Gaea, the earth goddess, fed up with the damage Man is doing, decides to teach him a lesson. She ropes in her relatives to help her... and three-headed Cerberus, the hell hound, tags along too. Quant, golden-eyed seraph and quantum cat, is there to keep an eye on them all. Praise for Angelos, book II of the Quantum Cat series "In this sequel to Jerome and the Seraph, Williams tells a twofold tale of one priest stranded in the ancient labyrinth of Knossos and another struggling with his own search for holiness-with only a small but very unusual cat to guide them both. With its graceful hominess, quiet humor, and abiding faith, Angelos belongs in most fantasy, Christian fantasy, or New Age collections." Library Journal.
Description : Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. By the time he started university in 1906, Einstein had already published his revolutionary papers on relativity. Now the baton of scientific progress was being passed to a new generation: Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Niels Bohr, and of course, Schrödinger himself. In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trademark accessible style and popular touch, he explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.
Description : This book explains - in simple terms and with almost no mathematics - the physics behind recent and glamorous discoveries in Cosmology, Quantum Mechanics, Elementary Particles (e.g. Higgs bosons) and Complexity Theory. En route it delves into the historical landmarks and revolutions that brought about our current understanding of the universe. The book is written mainly for those with little scientific background, both college students and lay readers alike, who are curious about the world of modern physics. Unsolved problems are highlighted and the philosophical implications of the sometimes astounding modern discoveries are discussed. Along the way the reader gains an insight into the mindset and methodology of a physicist.
Description : Quantum computing explained in terms of elementary linear algebra, emphasizing computation and algorithms and requiring no background in physics.
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Description : Suppose that Alice had fallen into a wonderland where pasta was the only common denominator. In this clever parody of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Alexandra Wright presents a mathematically aware Alice whose adventures are an appetizing combination of numbers, humor, and fun. With the Math Hatter dishing it up, the Adder using his noodle, and the Quantum Cat adding spice, arithmetic is full of pastabilities.
Description : "Junior Chicken and Alexis, the Quantum Cat, explain the extraordinary concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time in terms that "even a chicken can understand." This graphic novel-style treatment teases out the humor in cosmology and quantum physics making it perfect for young readers, while still amusing and enlightening curious folk of all ages"--
Description : Инстинкт говорит нам, что наш мир трехмерный. Исходя из этого представления, веками строились и научные гипотезы. По мнению выдающегося физика Митио Каку, это такой же предрассудок, каким было убеждение древних египтян в том, что Земля плоская. Книга посвящена теории гиперпространства. Идея многомерности пространства вызывала скепсис, высмеивалась, но теперь признается многими авторитетными учеными. Значение этой теории заключается в том, что она способна объединять все известные физические феномены в простую конструкцию и привести ученых к так называемой теории всего. Однако серьезной и доступной литературы для неспециалистов почти нет. Этот пробел и восполняет Митио Каку, объясняя с научной точки зрения и происхождение Земли, и существование параллельных вселенных, и путешествия во времени, и многие другие кажущиеся фантастическими явления.