Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind.| |http://www.pickabook.co.uk/bookdetails.aspx?ISBN=9780471159599|http://www.pickabook.co.uk/CoverImages/2008_2_22_40/9780471159599.jpg| |1-28| | | |GBP|10.49|14.99| |0|1|1|2| EN|9780471159629|9780471159629|Inevitable Illusions|SOCIAL, GROUP OR COLLECTIVE PSYCHOLOGY|John Wiley and Sons Ltd| |Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini|Fascinating and insightful... I cannot recall a book that has made me think more about the nature of thinking. " -- Richard C. Lewontin Harvard University Everyone knows that optical illusions trick us because of the way we see.
This edited volume brings together eighteen articles which examine the role of eros as an emotion in ancient Greek culture. Arising out of a conference held at University College London in 2009 the volume ranges from Archaic epic and lyric poetry through tragedy and comedy to philosophical and technical treatises and more and includes contributions from a variety of international scholars well published in the field of ancient Greek emotions. Taking into account all important thinking about the nature of eros from the eighth century BCE to the third century CE and covering a very broad range of sources and theoretical approaches both in the chronological and the generic sense it considers the phenomenology psychology and physiology of eros; its associated language metaphors and imagery; the overlap of eros with other emotions (jealousy madness philia pothos); its role in political society; and the relationship between the human emotion and Eros the god.These topics build on recent advances in the understanding of ancient Greek homo- and heterosexual customs and practices visual and textual erotica and philosophical approaches to eros as manageable appetite or passion. However the principal aim of the volume is to apply to the study of eros the theoretical insights offered by the rapidly expanding field of emotion studies both in ancient cultures and elsewhere in the humanities and social sciences thus maintaining throughout the focus on eros as emotion.
Science starts to get interesting when things don't make sense. Even today there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists can neither explain nor dismiss. In the past similar anomalies have revolutionised our world: in the sixteenth century a set of celestial irregularities led Copernicus to realise that the Earth goes around the sun and not the reverse. In "13 Things That Don't Make Sense" Michael Brooks meets thirteen modern-day anomalies that may become tomorrow's breakthroughs. Is ninety six percent of the universe missing? If no study has ever been able to definitively show that the placebo effect works why has it become a pillar of medical science? Was the 1977 signal from outer space a transmission from an alien civilization? Spanning fields from chemistry to cosmology psychology to physics Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement and controversy of the scientific unknown.
Personal Training: Theory and Practice Second Edition draws together in one unique volume the personal practical and business skills central to you becoming a successful personal trainer. It is one of the most comprehensive resources available. This accessible and attractive book introduces you to the fundamentals of applied exercise prescription and programme design as well as advanced concepts such as nutritional intervention postural analysis and the psychology of behaviour change. Thoroughly updated throughout this second edition also includes: -an emphasis on the core topics of key courses on personal training ensuring a close match with your study requirements. -information on key business skills including professional conduct presentation and marketing making this one of the most comprehensive resources for personal trainers available -a free accompanying website that contains multiple choice questions an image bank sample exercise sheets sample programmes and web links. Whether you are embarking on a career in personal training or already an experienced trainer you will find this second edition is your ideal companion and handy reference.James Crossley has completed a Masters in Sports Science from Loughborough University and has worked within health and fitness industry for over ten years as a personal trainer sports therapist and educator. He currently lives in Auckland New Zealand where he continues his education by training in Osteopathy. Reviews of the bestselling first edition: "the ideal companion to turn you from an amateur into a professional sports trainer...the only title tailored to meet the needs of UK-based personal training." Work Out "a gem of a book...clearly written and presented which makes it easy for both fitness professionals and lay people to understand. Definitely worth buying." Health and Fitness