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  • What Is Feng-Shui?: The Classic Nineteenth-Century Interpretation

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    Promising peace and prosperity, feng-shui is intended to enhance the attractiveness of homes, workplaces, restaurants, and other buildings and to improve the well-being of their inhabitants. The original and definitive guide, this book will prove valuable to architects and interior designers, planners and decorators, and anyone seeking the best arrangement of living and working quarters.
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  • Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty

    Chase, Chance, and Creativity: The Lucky Art of Novelty

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    This first book by the author of Zen and the Brain examines the role of chance in the creative process. James Austin tells a personal story of the ways in which persistence, chance, and creativity interact in biomedical research; the conclusions he reaches shed light on the creative process in any field.Austin shows how, in his own investigations, unpredictable events shaped the outcome of his research and brought about novel results. He then goes beyond this story of serendipity to propose a new classification of the varieties of chance, drawing on his own research and examples from the history of science--including the famous accidents that led Fleming to the discovery of penicillin. Finally, he explores the nature of the creative process, considering not only the environmental and neurophysiological correlates of creativity but also the role of intuition in both scientific discoveries and spiritual quests. This updated MIT Press paperback edition includes a new introduction and recent material on medical research, creativity, and spirituality.
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  • End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon

    End-Time Visions: The Road to Armageddon

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    Thousands of would-be seers and prophets throughout the ages have claimed to predict Doomsday. Some of them have attracted masses of followers. And some of these have led their trusting believers to grim ends. These doomsayers and their organizations have names that are chillingly familiar to us: David Koresh, Aum Shinrikyo, Heaven's Gate, the Order of the Solar Temple.
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  • Life on Other Worlds: The 20th-Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate

    Life on Other Worlds: The 20th-Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate

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    Are we alone in the Universe? From the furor over Percival Lowell's claim of canals on Mars at the beginning of the century to the more recent controversial rock from Mars and the sophisticated Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), the prospect of otherworldly life has often titillated and occasionally consumed science and the public. The search for planetary systems, the quest to explain UFOs, and inquiries into the origin of life have fueled an abundance of popular and scientific literature. They have also provided Hollywood with fodder for some of the most popular films of our time, including ET, Aliens, Independence Day, and Contact. Lucid and accessible, Life on Other Worlds chronicles the history of the twentieth-century extraterrestrial debate. Putting the latest findings and heated controversies into a broader historical context, Steven Dick documents how the concept of extraterrestrial intelligence is a world view of its own--a "biophysical cosmology" that seeks confirmation no less than physical views of the Universe. The debate rests at the very limits of science, and attempts at confirmation only illuminate the nature of science itself. Dick shows that appreciating the history of the debate enables a better understanding of the nature of science, and is central to any forward-looking view of religion and philosophy. For anyone interested in a look over the edge of scientific discovery, Life on Other Worlds provides the exciting tale behind the greatest debate in the twentieth century. Dr. Steven J. Dick is an astronomer and historian of science at the U.S. Naval Observatory. He is the author of Plurality of Worlds: The Origins of the Extraterrestrial Life Debate from Democritus to Kant (Cambridge, 1982) and Biological Universe (Cambridge, 1996).
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