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Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son
Matthew's Enigma: A Father's Portrait of His Autistic Son

Matthew's Enigma unfolds the complex relationship between a father, who is a Romanian emigré and distinguished university professor, and his son, who was diagnosed with autism when he was 7 years old. Matei Calinescu's desire to understand Matthew -- his namesake -- is the theme of this moving memoir. Calinescu's determined...

The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Artificial Intelligence
As far back as the ancient Greek civilization, people have imagined machines and mechanical men that could work and think like any human. One Greek myth, for example, tells of the Greek god Hephaestus, who built mechanical men to forge powerful weapons and spectacular jewelry. When the king of Crete requested that he make a giant man to guard his...
The Secret History of the World: And How to Get Out Alive
The Secret History of the World: And How to Get Out Alive
I suspected something was wrong with the “facts of life” as they were presented to me when I was a kid. Sure, I then spent a little over thirty years trying to be “normal” and make that square peg fit the round hole, “looking for a reason to believe.” But then there was a memorable day when I finally grew up and...
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)
Sacred Places Around the World: 108 Destinations (Sacred Places: 108 Destinations series)

Human civilization in the 21st century can be defined by diversity and duality. One-fifth of the world’s population is Chinese, another fifth Muslim. A hundred million of us are homeless children living in extreme poverty. More than two percent of the human population is mentally retarded. There are over 10,000 spoken languages. Yet, a...

Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment (New Forum Books, 65)
Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment (New Forum Books, 65)

A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy

We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change?even if it means undermining the foundations of our
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War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
The resurgence of violent terrorist organizations claiming to act in the name of God has rekindled dramatic public debate about the connection between violence and religion and its history.
 
Offering a panoramic view of the tangled history of war and religion throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, War and
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God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
At the heart of the Bible is a moral and ethical call to fight unjust superpowers, whether they are Babylon, Rome, or even America.

From the divine punishment and promise found in Genesis through the revolutionary messages of Jesus and Paul, John Dominic Crossan reveals what the Bible has to say about land and economy, violence and...

Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity
Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation: Restoring Particularity
Barth, Origen, and Universal Salvation offers a bold new presentation of universal salvation. Building constructively from the third- century theologian, Origen, and the twentieth-century Swiss theologian, Karl Barth, Tom Greggs offers a defence of universalism as rooted in Christian theology, showing this belief does not have to be at the expense...
Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks
Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks

"Computers don't attack computers, people do. With Erbschloe's capability taxonomy, we see that there are plenty of new adversaries out there with increasingly powerful cyberweapons and intentions. But most importantly, the greatest threat still comes from "trusted" insiders we so desperately need to, but perhaps shouldn't, trust...

Love: A New Understanding of an Ancient Emotion
Love: A New Understanding of an Ancient Emotion
What is love's real aim? Why is it so ruthlessly selective in its choice of loved ones? Why do we love at all?

In addressing these questions, Simon May develops a radically new understanding of love as the emotion we feel towards whomever or whatever we experience as grounding our life--as offering us a possibility of
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Textpattern Solutions: PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy
Textpattern Solutions: PHP-Based Content Management Made Easy
Textpattern is a powerful, PHP-based content management system that allows you to build pretty much any kind of data-driven website quickly and easily. It is very popular among designers and developers alike, and has an active community of users. Sound good? Well, you're in luckthe book you're holding now shows you how to use every aspect of...
Everything Forever: Learning To See Timelessness
Everything Forever: Learning To See Timelessness

Everything Forever is a highly original book about time, about the future, about the evolution of order and complexity presently taking place in the universe. In a deeply insightful poetic style Giorbran lays out the foundation of the timeless realm, extending the ideas of both David Bohm and Stephen Hawking by literally creating a visual...

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