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Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep
Dreaming: An Introduction to the Science of Sleep
"A cool outline of modern knowledge about dreams...and an explanation of what is really happening in our brains when we dream.... Throughout he uses his own dreams, recorded over many years, as examples while showing how the science of sleep has evolved over the past 50 years. Along the way, Freud takes a battering."--New Scientist
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206 Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan)
206 Bones: A Novel (Temperance Brennan)

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox television hit, Bones, returns with a spectacular new Tempe Brennan novel.

There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of...

Fashion as Photograph: Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion
Fashion as Photograph: Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion
Photographic images play a key role in defining global fashion culture and in charting its discursive space. They are seen by many as the driving force behind the fashion system, with cultural pundits and industry creatives heralding the photograph as fashion’s ‘ultimate signifier’ (Saville in Burgoyne 2002: 36). Since the early...
More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution
More than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution

The human mind is an unlikely evolutionary adaptation. How did humans acquire cognitive capacities far more powerful than anything a hunting-and-gathering primate needed to survive? Alfred Russel Wallace, co-founder with Darwin of evolutionary theory, saw humans as "divine exceptions" to natural selection. Darwin thought use of...

The Gorakhnath Enlightenment : The Path to Om
The Gorakhnath Enlightenment : The Path to Om
The Gorakhnath Enlightenment seeks to explore the teachings and philosophy of Gorakhnath, which form the backbone of yoga and the quest for immortality. While yoga is accessible to all, the path to becoming a true yogi is known only to a few. An esoteric practice, it requires years of learning, dedication, willpower and the thirst for a...
Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order (The Frontiers Collection)
Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order (The Frontiers Collection)
Quantum theory predicts experimental results brilliantly but simultaneously raises difficult conceptual issues. Paradoxes such as Schrödinger’s cat, the EPR paradox, or the nonlocality demanded by Bell’s inequalities have hampered philosophers in their attempts to include quantum theory when discussing the relation between mind and...
Pragmatic Ajax: A Web 2.0 Primer
Pragmatic Ajax: A Web 2.0 Primer
This is a book about developing effective web applications. We’re not
going to dance around this issue. Underneath everything else, this
book is about XHTML, JavaScript, CSS, and standards that have been
around for almost a decade now. Not only do we admit this truth,
we embrace it. Just because these standards have been
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Robot Brains: Circuits and Systems for Conscious Machines
Robot Brains: Circuits and Systems for Conscious Machines
Haikonen envisions autonomous robots that perceive and understand the world directly, acting in it in a natural human-like way without the need of programs and numerical representation of information. By developing higher-level cognitive functions through the power of artificial associative neuron architectures, the author approaches the issues of...
Roots and Collapse of Empathy: Human nature at its best and at its worst (Advances in Consciousness Research)
Roots and Collapse of Empathy: Human nature at its best and at its worst (Advances in Consciousness Research)

Spanning from care-giving infants and civilian rescuers risking their life to the collapse of empathy in agents of torture and extinction, this unique book deals with and illustrates the altruistic best and atrocious worst of human nature. It begins with infant roots of empathy, then turns to the neurosocial support of empathic participation,...

Photographic Possibilities, Third Edition: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes
Photographic Possibilities, Third Edition: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes

Photographic Possibilities, Third Edition is a marvelously updated resource of innovative and traditional photographic processes that imagemakers have come to trust and depend on to enhance their technical knowledge, create astonishing pictures, and raise their visual consciousness.

This concise and reliable handbook provides
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Meditation - Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications (Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality)
Meditation - Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications (Studies in Neuroscience, Consciousness and Spirituality)

This volume features a collection of essays on consciousness, which has become one of the hot topics at the crossroads between neuroscience, philosophy, and religious studies. Is consciousness something the brain produces? How can we study it? Is there just one type of consciousness or are there different states that can be discriminated? Are...

Mysticism in the World's Religions
Mysticism in the World's Religions
This wide-ranging book covers all the major religious traditions, while exploring monistic and theistic mysticism, and such key issues as altered states of consciousness, sex, and visionary experiences.

There is a widespread modem interest in religious affairs in the broadest sense, from Hare Krishna to the Jesus People and from
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