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The Big Short
The people who saw the real estate crash coming and made billions from their foresight.
More books by Michael Lewis
1. The Three Conversions of the Christian Life
Christianity is a religion of conversion, but what is conversion? This book explores the fullness of the Christian life and the threefold turnings that it demands of Jesus’ followers. Starting with St. Paul while looking in detail at his Damascus Road experience and examining the remarkable lives of exemplary Christians, the authors unfold dynamics of conversion and call all followers to grow deeper in their discipleship.
2. How To Find A Good Companion: Even Among Those Who Have Been Picked Over, Culled Out, Damaged, Dumped, And Left For Dead
This book is written for adult people who are in need of finding a friend and possibly get married. Everyone is in need of having someone to share what life offers them. Some things in life are good and some are bad, but in either case close companions offers a good heart feeling for them to live with. Being alone is not good for anyone. Being without fun is a bad situation. Whenever you have a friendly and serious mate to live with is wonderful. Having a close companion is a great part of life.
3. The Premonition
New York Times Bestseller For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.
4. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry
The definitive and fully illustrated guide to the Bayeux Tapestry. The full history of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and the story of the tapestry itself. Most people know that the Bayeux Tapestry depicts the moment when the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, Harold Godwinson, was defeated at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 by his Norman adversary William the Conqueror. However, there is much more to this historic treasure than merely illustrating the outcome of this famous battle. Full of intrigue and violence, the tapestry depicts everything from eleventh-century political and social life—including the political machinations on both sides of the English Channel in the years leading up to the Norman Conquest—to the clash of swords and stamp of hooves on the battle field. Drawing on the latest historical and scientific research, authors David Musgrove and Michael Lewis have written the definitive book on the Bayeux Tapestry, taking readers through its narrative, detailing the life of the tapestry in the centuries that followed its creation, explaining how it got its name, and even offering a new possibility that neither Harold nor William were the true intended king of England. Featuring stunning, full- color photographs throughout, The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry explores the complete tale behind this medieval treasure that continues to amaze nearly one thousand years after its creation.
5. Rioters and Citizens
On 22 July 1918 a group of Japanese fishermen’s wives met in a small village on the coast to discuss what they could do to lower the spiraling cost of rice. This peaceful meeting gave rise to the 1918 race riots, a series of mass demonstrations and armed clashes that spread rapidly throughout the country on a scale unprecedented in modern Japanese history. In this penetrating study, Michael Lewis questions standard historical interpretations of the riots. What political significance did the riots have in the communities where they occurred? How and why did protest change from region to region or when carried out by different groups? How did officials, community leaders, and businessmen cope with the unrest? What effects did the riots have on national and local political relations and economic ties among these various groups? Lewis argues that the 1918 protests defy a single typology–urban and rural protests had different causes, patterns, forms of mediation, and resolutions. In 1918 Meiji leaders had been struggling for fifty years to create a new citizenry, unified ideologically and consistently supportive of national goals. The disunity revealed by the riots does not suggest that Japan had become polarized between the people and the state; rather, in the wake of the riots, new forms of social policy and public political involvement became possible. In analyzing the changing traditions of Japanese popular protest in the transition from a rural to an industrial economy, Rioters and Citizens suggests that the diversity of Japanese protests necessitates a rethinking of the stereotypical images of prewar Japanese society as blandly uniform and rigidly controlled by government ideology. It further suggests that in Japan, as in Europe, the action of the unenfranchised crowd came to influence the course of political and social change. This title is part of UC Press’s Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.
6. Death on Northeast Cape
Although considered American soil, St. Lawrence Island in northern Alaska is geographically closer to Russia and home to the Northeast Cape Air Force Station. At this remote post, a group of servicemen intercept Soviet radio communications and translate Russian correspondence to English for military purposes. However, something suspicious is going on. Someone on the inside is sending classified information to an outside source. The first captain who finds a clue to the traitor’s identity is killed, and so begins a string of murderous attacks on the U.S. airmen stationed at the site. The CIA sends a criminal investigator to the Cape, but he is incapable of capturing the spy and ending the murders. Two officers must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover a ruthless killer and stop his brutality before all American’s secrets are revealed to the enemy.
7. Dad’s Special Loving Daughters
Michael Lewis is dedicated to the happiness of his family. The girls include his wife Brenda, his four daughters Rollie, Leigh-Anne, Chelsea, and Sarah, and Sarah’s spouse Melissa. During the family’s lifetime, the six of them have received about one hundred and fifty poems each written by Daddy. They always enjoy his poems on special occasions every year and love each one they receive. He spent his professional working career on engineering projects. His support to them led them to implement Quality Management requirements. With Michael’s help they won the National Quality Management Award presented to them by the U.S. President and Chief Army Officers. During Michael’s full lifetime he attended Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches with a strong Christiam belief and regular worship of God and Jesus Christ. Michael developed poems for his iv six girls covering their lifetime Christian beliefs. This book is written to as many people as possible for their importance and entertainment. Michael wants to give to every girl in the world what he has given to his own wonderful girls. Dad’s birth (Michael’s) was to his Mom and Dad in the year 1951. As a child he immediately started attending the neighborhood’s Fairview United Methodist Church on a steady basis. His parents provided positive encouragement and support for everything he did. He was a small child around 2 years old when he became extremely close to wonderful neighbors such as Mrs. Chase and Mrs. Rogers. During his childhood he loved a close relationship with his Grandfather Lewis and Grandmother Burton (two helpful and perfect Christians). At 6 years old he entered the 1st Grade under a woman teacher he loved, Mrs. Williams. Over the next grade classes and middle schools, he did extremely well and had many significant passed scores. In Middle School, he had extremely good English grades from Mrs. Hartman. In Middle School, he was educated well on National and Tennessee History by Mr. Herman Tester. In High School, he was regionally recognized as its third best student for his Math capabilities provided by his teacher Mr. Gary Stafford. x In High School, he started on the basketball team for head coach, Mr. Hobart Powell. In High School, he started on the baseball team for head coach, Mr. Herman Tester. As a teenager, he had a number of friends having fun together (Bill, David, Sonny, Carl). He had a number of teenage girl friends and cousins (especially sister Kathy). He learned to not judge other people’s attitude, mistakes and faults, but to admire their nationality, skin color, language, financial situation, Christianity, and treating you as a positive person. He had some very talented math and engineering professors at the Univ. Tennessee. He found and married a perfect, loving wife of Brenda. They had four daughters born between 1981 and 1987. He learned and enjoyed his work under Holston Defense Corporate presidents, John Bearden and Al King. He had wonderful relationships with four Christian Ministers who built his Christian confidence: Doug Berndt Episcopal, Jack Raymore Presbyterian, Dan Clark Presbyterian, and Collin (and wife Blair) Adams Presbyterians. He has had many adult friends (male and female) who continue to build his confidence and maturity in Christ Jesus. xi He views his four daughters, now adults, who have motivated him over the past 35 years to write poems for them on a regular basis because they share his love. For Dad, everything in his life (including writing the materials used in this book over the past 35 years) was made possible by his Trust and Faith in Christ Jesus. I hope you get some closeness to Christ Jesus by reading these poems!
8. Cap’n McNasty’s Pirate Guide
Through illustrations and rhyming text, Cap’n McNasty provides guidance in becoming a member of a pirate crew, which includes plenty of fun and games but also requires courage, intelligence, and a yearning for adventure.
9. Poisoning the Ivy
“This is a dirty book about higher education.” So begins Michael Lewis’s provocative new book, one that calls into question the conventional wisdom and about the excellence of American higher education. Lewis argues that teaching and research on America’s campuses are plagued by mis- and malfeasance. He further argues that these troubles are the paradoxical implications of professorial self-conceptions. The academic claim of moral and ethical specialness, according to Lewis, unexpectedly creates an environment where hack work or even no work at all is tolerated and in some cases actually rewarded. Through his chapters on “The Seven Pedagogical Sins” and “The Bad Joke of Scholarship, ” the author traces the trajectory of the effects of collective denial on the quality of education in America. In his final chapter, Lewis offers a series of reforms intended to reverse faculty permissiveness.
10. Flight Or Fright
||by: Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Cody Goodfellow, John Varley, Michael Lewis, Joe Hill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, David Schow, Richard Matheson, Ambrose Bierce, Ray Bradbury, E. c. Tubb, Roald Dahl, Peter Treemayne, Tom Bissell, Dan Simmons, James L. Dickey
Release date: Jun 04, 2019
Number of Pages: 336
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Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new collection, perfect for airport or aeroplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, and brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill. Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you. Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like – gulp! – a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger. Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents… Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.” Book a flight for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination. Table of Contents: Introduction by Stephen King Cargo by E. Michael Lewis The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow Air Raid by John Varley You Are Released by Joe Hill Warbirds by David J. Schow The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King Falling by James L. Dickey Afterword by Bev Vincent
11. Williams College
Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams College routinely ranks atop the best liberal arts colleges in the United States. The 450-acre campus, master-planned by the esteemed Olmsted Brothers, is home to 2,000 students and 100 academic and residential buildings, some dating back to the late 18th century. This beautifully written and illustrated portrait showcases many fine examples of American campus architecture by Cram Goodhue & Ferguson; Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbot; Stanford White; Mitchell-Giurgola; Tadao Ando; Cambridge Seven; Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott; and Polshek Partners. Williams College: The Campus Guide, with newly commissioned color photography and axonometric color maps to engage visitors, students, and alumni, is the newest edition to the acclaimed Campus Guide series of American colleges and universities.
12. The Fifth Risk
New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? “The election happened,” remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. “And then there was radio silence.” Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.
13. An in Depth Analysis on How to Avoid Violent Confrontations with Law Enforcement
Violent confrontations between law enforcement and the public are on the rise and fueling a national debate. This book answers the question, how can we stop these violent confrontations from occurring in the first place? Written by former Los Angeles Police Officer Michael Lewis, An In Depth Analysis on How to Avoid Violent Confrontations with Law Enforcement, is a satirical book and one of the shortest books ever written. However, the book’s message is not satirical but a message which every parent should tell their child. It’s a message seldom stated by the media, politicians or even law enforcement. Over my career I know that the vast majority of law enforcement Officers don’t want to get involved in a use-of-force incident. Its the citizen’s who are really in control of the Police Officer’s actions. The answer to the question on how to avoid a violent confrontation with law enforcement begins and ends on page one, with one single message with one single sentence. I hope you find the book a bit humorous but the message is important. It can literally save lives.
In Stout, Michael Lewis, Ph.D, traces the changing view of this popular beer style from a medicinal tonic to its glorified position in today’s beer world. Lewis covers the style completely—from history and commercial examples to recipes for home and professional brewing. The Classic Beer Style Series from Brewers Publications examines individual world-class beer styles, covering origins, history, sensory profiles, brewing techniques and commercial examples.
15. The Undoing Project
How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality. Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncertain situations. Their work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. Kahneman and Tversky are more responsible than anybody for the powerful trend to mistrust human intuition and defer to algorithms. The Undoing Project is about a compelling collaboration between two men who have the dimensions of great literary figures. They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield—both had important careers in the Israeli military—and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Amos Tversky was a brilliant, self-confident warrior and extrovert, the center of rapt attention in any room; Kahneman, a fugitive from the Nazis in his childhood, was an introvert whose questing self-doubt was the seedbed of his ideas. They became one of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, working together so closely that they couldn’t remember whose brain originated which ideas, or who should claim credit. They flipped a coin to decide the lead authorship on the first paper they wrote, and simply alternated thereafter. This story about the workings of the human mind is explored through the personalities of two fascinating individuals so fundamentally different from each other that they seem unlikely friends or colleagues. In the process they may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind.
16. Battle for the Knotty List
Arrr ye knotty or nice? Cap’n McNasty and his crew of roguish rapscallions are back and badder than ever! When the Cap’n kidnapped a little elf from Santa, he didn’t count on the elf inciting a mutiny and high-seas hijinks by telling tales of the wonders of the North Pole. Cast adrift and faced with stormy seas, ravenous sharks, and a striking lass who just might capture his black heart, Cap’n McNasty faces the voyage of his life. His double-dealing crew has ideas of their own and sets their sights from swabbing decks to decking halls–and changing the North Pole forever. From bow to stern, this impishly illustrated yarn of Jolly Rogers and a jolly old elf will give yer funnybone no quarter!
17. The Coming of Southern Prohibition
In The Coming of Southern Prohibition, Michael Lewis examines the rise and fall of South Carolina’s state-run liquor dispensary system from its emergence in the 1890s until statewide prohibition in 1915. The dispensary system, requiring government-owned outlets to bottle and sell all alcohol, began as a way to both avoid prohibition and enrich governmental coffers. In this revealing study, Lewis offers a more complete rendering of South Carolina’s path to universal prohibition and thus sharpens our understanding of historical southern attitudes towards race, religion, and alcohol. By focusing on the Aiken County border town of North Augusta, South Carolina, Lewis details how their lucrative dispensary operation — which promised to both reduce alcohol consumption and generate funding for the county’s cash-strapped government — delayed statewide prohibition by nearly a decade. Aided by Georgia’s adoption of dry laws in 1907, Aiken County profited from alcohol sales to Georgians crossing the state line to drink. Lewis shows, in fact, that the Aiken County dispensary at the foot of the bridge connecting South Carolina to Georgia sold more liquor than any other store in the state. Notwithstanding the moral debates surrounding temperance, the money resulting from dispensary sales helped pave roads, build parks and schools, and keep county and municipal taxes the lowest in South Carolina. The power of this revenue is notable, as Lewis reveals, given the rejection of prohibition laws voiced by the rural, native-born, Protestant population in Aiken County, which diverged from the sentiment of their peers in other parts of the region. Lewis’s socio-cultural analysis, which includes the impact of adjacent mill villages and African American communities, employs statistical findings to reveal an interplay of political and economic factors that ultimately overwhelmed any profit margin and ushered in statewide prohibition in 1915. Original and enlightening, The Coming of Southern Prohibition explores a single community as it wrestled with the ethical and financial stakes of alcohol consumption and sale amid a national discourse that would dominate American life in the early twentieth century.
18. Curacy Express
The twenty-first-century church is increasingly placing recently trained seminary or locally trained clergy in smaller churches where they must stand alone without the training under a senior pastor. Since leadership in a church and academic preparation in seminary are two very different things, the church historically developed a history of offering “”curacies,”” or training assistantships, to help blend the two disciplines and merge classroom knowledge into practical application. Today, these formal assistantships are mostly a thing of the past. Curacy Express: A Training Resource for New Clergy reconfigures this training into a current model. New clergy serving in their own church and mentor clergy serving in another church work together over a course of thirty-three self-paced learning modules. In each module, the newly ordained person gains valuable skills, mentor’s observations and reflections, new confidence, and leadership formation. The result is clergy trained to be competent and confident in their roles as clergy-in-charge. “”Curacy Express has been a godsend, especially as a tool for helping new priests and their supervisors engage in a mentoring relationship that attends to the wide array of issues challenging a newly ordained pastor. Here is a resource that covers it all, provides a comprehensive framework for prayer and discussion, and points to up-to-date resources when there is a need to learn more. Curacy Express has been a game-changer in our diocese!”” –J. Scott Barker, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska “”Using a covenantal process between curate, supervisor, and mentor, Lewis provides a guide that uses theoretical perspective, practical context, and actual examples of the practice of ministry. Curacy Express provides a great tool for both the newly ordained and any judicatory concerned with the future of the Church and its leadership.”” –Kevin E. Martin, author; teacher; congregational consultant; retired Dean of St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dallas, Texas “”Dr. Lewis took to heart the plight of the newly ordained and devised a help. Manuals have served the church well in times past, and Lewis has come up with a ‘mentor in a book’ that will serve its reader very well.This is an express to a good destination–a grounded ministry.”” –Steven A. Peay, Dean and President, Professor of Homiletics and Church History, Nashotah House Theological Seminary; Canon Theologian (honorary) for the Diocese of Eau Claire, Wisconsin The Reverend Dr. Robert Michael Lewis currently serves in the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska and has served as Priest-in-Charge of three Episcopal churches. He lives in Grand Island, Nebraska.”
19. Molecular Evolution
Molecular evolution is a change in the sequence composition of cellular molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins across generations. The field of molecular evolution uses principles of evolutionary biology and population genetics to explain patterns in these changes. Join Michael Lewis and Conrad Smith in exploring this fascinating field of study. (Molecular Biology, Reference Source, Study Guide)
20. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)
The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor.
21. Communication Skills for Business Professionals
Communication Skills for Business Professionals is a student-friendly introduction to the principles and practice of effective communication in the workplace. Engagingly written and full of real-life examples, it explains the key theories underpinning communication strategies and encourages students to consider how to apply them in a contemporary business environment. After working through foundation topics such as understanding the audience, persuasion and influence, negotiation and conflict management, and intercultural complexities, students will explore the various modes and contexts of workplace communication including meetings, oral communication, written reports and correspondence. The text incorporates discussion of new digital technologies such as virtual real-time communication, and dedicates an entire chapter to the specific considerations involved in writing for the web. With its emphasis on Australian contexts and examples, Communication Skills for Business Professionals is an excellent introduction to the world of professional communication.
22. Applied Regression
Known for its readability and clarity, this Second Edition of the best-selling Applied Regression provides an accessible introduction to regression analysis for social scientists and other professionals who want to model quantitative data. After covering the basic idea of fitting a straight line to a scatter of data points, the text uses clear language to explain both the mathematics and assumptions behind the simple linear regression model. The authors then cover more specialized subjects of regression analysis, such as multiple regression, measures of model fit, analysis of residuals, interaction effects, multicollinearity, and prediction. Throughout the text, graphical and applied examples help explain and demonstrate the power and broad applicability of regression analysis for answering scientific questions. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.
23. Flash Boys
Nowadays, the world’s money is traded by computer code, inside black boxes in heavily guarded buildings. Even the experts entrusted with your cash don’t know what’s happening to it. In Flash Boys , Michael Lewis tells the explosive story of how one group of ingenious oddballs and misfits set out to expose what was going on. It’s the story of what it’s like to declare war on some of the richest and most powerful people in the world. It’s about taking on an entire system. And it’s about the madness that has taken hold of the financial markets today.
24. Heidegger and the Place of Ethics
Despite Heidegger’s identifying his own thought with ‘ethics’ in the most original sense, his understanding of ethics has been criticised both for its supposed ignorance of the role of the other human being and for its relation to politics. This book contends that, in fact, it is Heidegger’s own notion of ‘being-with’ -his rethinking of intersubjectivity- which demonstrates precisely what is wrong with his early work and demands that the place of ethics be rethought. Heidegger and the Place of Ethics shows how this rethinking occurs in Heidegger’s own laterwork. In particular, the crossing out of the earlier work in the turn to the later allows us to think ‘being-with’ as essential to a Heideggerian ethics and to rethink the relationship between ethics and politics which previously issued in Heidegger’s engagement with Nazism. This rethinking of ethics and politics in light of the originality of ‘being-with’ brings us before a hitherto unnoticed proximity between Heidegger’s later work and the Lacanian political thought of Slavoj Žižek among others; it thereby opens up the possibility of a politically progressive Heideggerianism, and many unexpected encounters with thinkers generally considered to be separated from Heidegger by an abyss.
Michael Lewis, team ambassador of the New Orleans Saints, is best known as a return specialist. Although Lewis did not play college football, he was signed by the Louisiana Bayou Beast in 1998. Lewis has also played for the New Orleans Thunder, New Jersey Red Dogs, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. In 2000, Lewis’ life would dramatically change as went from a former Budweiser beer truck driver (thus, the nickname “Beer Man”) to being signed by the New Orleans Saints practice squad. In 2001, he was sent by the Saints to play for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Later that year, Lewis would begin his career as a New Orleans Saint. In 2002, he would set an NFL record for combined kick-punt return yardage with 2,432 yards total (1,807 kickoff, 625 punt). He is currently the Saints’ all-time career leader in punt returns (142) and punt return yardage (1,482). On June 15, 2007, the Saints released him. The local New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune, titled the news, “There’s a Tear in My Beer” because he was a local inspiration, who went from beer truck driver to NFL star. Michael Lewis’ autobiography covers his life from his humble beginnings to becoming a NFL star. It also covers his faith and determination as well as the struggles he had to face and overcome. His inspiring story will touch the hearts of millions.
27. Beyond The Dyad
How are we to understand the complex forces that shape human be havior? A variety of diverse perspectives, drawing on studies of human behavioral ontogeny, as well as humanity’s evolutionary heritage, seem to provide the best likelihood of success. It is in an attempt to synthesize such potentially disparate approaches to human development into an integrated whole that we undertake this series on the genesis of behav ior. In many respects, the incredible burgeoning of research in child development over the last decade or two seems like a thousand lines of inquiry spreading outward in an incoherent starburst of effort. The need exists to provide, on an ongoing basis, an arena of discourse within which the threads of continuity between those diverse lines of research on human development can be woven into a fabric of meaning and understanding. Scientists, scholars, and those who attempt to translate their efforts into the practical realities of the care and guidance of infants and children are the audience that we seek to reach. Each requires the opportunity to see-to the degree that our knowledge in given areas permits-various aspects of development in a coherent, integrated fash ion. It is hoped that this series-which will bring together research on infant biology, developing infant capacities, animal models, the impact of social, cultural, and familial forces on development, and the distorted products of such forces under certain circumstances-will serve these important social and scientific needs.
28. The Rise of Consciousness and the Development of Emotional Life
Synthesizing decades of influential research and theory, Michael Lewis demonstrates the centrality of consciousness for emotional development. At first, infants’ competencies constitute innate reactions to particular physical events in the child’s world. These “action patterns” are not learned, but are readily influenced by temperament and social interactions. With the rise of consciousness, these early competencies become reflected feelings, giving rise to the self-conscious emotions of empathy, envy, and embarrassment, and, later, shame, guilt, and pride. Focusing on typically developing children, Lewis also explores problems of atypical emotional development. Winner/m-/William James Book Award, Society for General Psychology (APA Division 1)
29. Conclusions of a Parapsychologist
Aimed at the popular market, this book will appeal to readers who do not want to be burdened by detail. It presents the author’s conclusions based on facts and invites them to ponder the disturbing implications. Its succinct and readable style will appeal to those with busy lifestyles. An astonishing account of what it is like to die and experience a day in the Afterlife, during which the author was told how things really are! The author ventures into areas where few dare to tread. At last – sober facts not speculation about the paranormal from an objective, unbiased researcher who tries to take a scientific viewpoint. “Michael Lewis’ writing rings with truth and authenticity. It is a carefully selected and finely expressed group of closely related, well defined and chosen concepts, no doubt from a personal experience that is even wider than that which we here are privileged to share. The material is presented in a narrative context, and will engage and often astonish the reader. Michael demonstrates that we are but at the very edge of knowledge, and that all we can see is a small corner of the whole. A book like this gives us the chance to lift the veil a little, and glimpse the vast uplands beyond. He has the ability to set down the material clearly and with an attractive writing style, the prose is as clear as a window-pane.” – Mark Sykes, former Editor-in-Chief, Athena Press
30. Pacific Rift
This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants – Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City. Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.
31. Anesthesia Unplugged, Second Edition
“An amusing step-by-step approach to learning basic anesthesia techniques and procedures. Written in a humorous, entertaining style, Anesthesia Unplugged, 2e helps anesthesiologists in training develop the procedural skills necessary for the optimal care of the anesthetized patient. Featuring an easy-to-navigate atlas-style presentation, the book covers all relevant anesthesia procedures, detailing indications, contraindications, equipment, and technique. Key Selling Features: The humerous, engaging tone helps readers remember the procedures. Large, atlas-style photos illustrate equipment, procedure, and technique. Covers the entire spectrum of perioperative, ambulatory, regional, and general procedures.”–Provided by publisher.
32. The Resilience Imperative
Argues that the economy can only be improved through major changes that will make it more decentralized and cooperative, including such novel ideas as energy self-sufficiency, interest-free financing, affordable housing, local food systems and more. Original.
33. The Art of George Rodrigue
Traces works of the artist best known for his Blue Dog paintings, reproducing 256 paintings created during his forty-year career, and details his development with an analysis of the distinct phases of his work.
34. How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street
In 1989, Michael Lewis reported on the potential effects of an earthquake in Japan on world financial markets. His insights are once again timely, and they are presented here as a stand-alone essay with a new introduction: “Real Versus Imaginary Japanese Earthquakes.” In the late 1980s, Japanese scientists were trying to figure out the economic damage that would be caused if a catastrophic earthquake destroyed Tokyo. The answer was bleak, but not for Japan. Kaoru Oda, an economist who worked for Tokai Bank, speculated that the United States would end up paying the most. Why? Japan owned trillions of dollars’ worth of foreign liquid assets and investments. These assets, which the world depended on, would be sold, forcing countries into the precarious position of having to return large amounts of money they might not have. After the recent earthquake, Michael Lewis reexamined this hypothesis and came to a surprising conclusion. With his characteristic sense of humor and wit, Lewis, once again, explains the inner workings of a financial catastrophe. “How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street” appears in Michael Lewis’s book The Money Culture.
35. The Money Culture
The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of ’29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.
This book provides a concise and comprehensive introduction to the concept of phenomenology, perhaps the most important and influential movement in twentieth century philosophy. It explains the development of the phenomenological method in the works of four thinkers: Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It also addresses the criticisms directed at phenomenology by Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and the ways in which phenomenology has continued to flourish in spite of such critique, in the work of Michel Henry and Jean-Luc Marion. The text includes many helpful features such as key definitions, sample essay and exam questions, an extensive bibliography, and suggested readings for each topic covered, making the book an ideal companion to any course in phenomenology and phenomenological thinkers. The book presupposes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, making it suitable for those encountering phenomenology for the first time, but it also provides an original interpretation that will be of lasting value to postgraduates and scholars.
Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn’t begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really?Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius. The cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack. The Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The Germans wanted to be even more German. Michael Lewis’s investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hilarious. He also turns a merciless eye on America: on California, the epicentre of world consumption, where we see that a final reckoning awaits the most avaricious of nations too. This is the ultimate book of our times. It’s time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we’re doing it.
38. Wall Street Poker
Mit Beginn des Börsenbooms in den 80er Jahren begann der große Traum der Elite-Absolventen renommierter Universitäten: sich im Händlerraum einer großen Investmentgesellschaft der Wall Street vom “Geek” – einem der unterbezahlten, ausgebeuteten Laufburschen – zum bewunderten Star-Händler hochzuarbeiten. Michael Lewis hat die hektische Atmosphäre eines modernen Goldrausches miterlebt. Niemals zuvor haben so viele so unerfahrene 24-Jährige in so kurzer Zeit so viel Geld verdient, wie Lewis und seine Kollegen in den 80er Jahren in New York und London. Niemals zuvor gab es zu dem Marktgesetz, dass jemand nicht mehr herausbekommen wird, als er hineingibt, derart phantastische Ausnahmen. Michael Lewis, ehemaliger Wall-Street-Insider, gewährt in einer authentischen Story tiefe Einblicke hinter die Kulissen des Börsengeschehens. Ein bis zur letzten Seite packendes Buch, das nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt hat.
39. Home Game
An unsparing observation about the disparity between social expectation and the actual experiences of new fathers shares stories from the author’s life after the births of his three children.
40. Liar’s Poker
The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly.
41. 100 Best Beatles Songs
Which Song is the Best and Why? Read it and see! Organized by rank, from 1 to 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including “best” lists from some of today’s pop music powerhouses.) Like all “best of” lists, the book’s opinionated stance generates animated discussion. Here, There, and Everywhere is profusely illustrated with photos of the band at work and play, and all of the unforgettable album-cover art. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.
‘Everything, in retrospect, is obvious. But if everything were obvious, authors of histories of financial folly would be rich . . . ‘ From Black Monday to the Asian financial crisis, from the internet bubble to mortgage meltdown, our lives are rules by crazy cycles of euphoria and hysteria that manage to grip the world but are all-too-soon forgotten. In this unique collection of articles, Michael Lewis – ex-trader and bestselling chronicler of avarice and frenzy in the markets – casts a sceptical eye back over the most panicked-about panics of recent decades. He tells a story of boom and busts, deranged greed, outsized egos and over-inflated salaries, where the only thing that can ever be predicted is out constant inability to predict anything. Using contemporary account form commentators such as Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman, plus many of his own best writings, Lewis conveys the mood before each catastrophe, what it was like in the heat of the moment, how, afterwards, we tires to explain away the chaos – and then failed to learn from it before the whole process started all over again. Panic! Gives us a completely new insight into how markets really operate – and who really knows what they’re talking about.
Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar’s Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved—from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted—isn’t ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father’s motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care. Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.
44. The Blind Side
Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.
45. Heidegger Beyond Deconstruction
A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. “There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child’s mind; it’s as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever.” There was a turning point in Michael Lewis’s life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis’s ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. “I didn’t have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do.” The coach’s message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
47. Guy Walks Into A Bar…
Did you hear the one about the bartender and the rabbi? If not, you?ll find it in this delightful book?along with hundreds of other jokes and funny stories, classic and brand-new?about the denizens of bars, pubs, and watering holes everywhere. Michael Lewis has gathered a wide range of the very best and funniest bar jokes, riddles, anecdotes, and quotations in this rib-tickling (and thirst-inducing) collection. Sure to be a favorite of tipplers of all stripes?and the teetotalers who drive them home?the book also includes bar bets, games, tricks, trivia, and more. Featuring classic “bartoons” opening each chapter, its nifty 5 x 7 trim size makes it a perfect party takealong or barside companion?right next to the cocktail shaker, the jar of olives?and Black Dog?s mega-bestselling New New York Bartender?s Guide.
“This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame.” —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A’s, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
49. Here, There, and Everywhere
Organized by ranking order from Number 1 to Number 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including “best” lists from some of today’s pop music powerhouses). The authors are pop culture experts and lifelong Beatles aficionados whose enlightening commentary sheds new light on the subject. The book is profusely illustrated with great photos of the band at work and play, and all of the memorable album cover art that has come to represent a generation. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.
50. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
“The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies.”–“Reference that rocks,” American Libraries, May 2005.
51. Inventing Global Ecology
“Indian ecology, biodiversity conservation; policies, prospects, and pragmatics of ecological and ethical decisions.”
52. Next: The Future Just Happened
The New York Times bestseller. “His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan.”—BusinessWeek With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author.
53. Economics for Social Workers
This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economics and uses case studies in social work to develop applied knowledge. The case studies include stories of job training, substance abuse centers, counseling, therapy, child protective services, and services for the poor. The concluding chapters are devoted to topics directly related to social work: economics of poverty, health economics, household economics, the economics of labor, and government failure.
54. Operations Strategy
This new book provides a comprehensive and refreshing insight into the more advanced topic of operations strategy. It builds on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing, and human resources. A three-part organization covers the nature, content, and process of operations strategy. For practicing managers.
55. The Films of Harrison Ford
Traces the films of Harrison Ford, from his debut in ‘Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round’ through his success as Han Solo and Indiana Jones to his roles in ‘The Fugitive’ & ‘Air Force One’. This title has a 5 star Amazon review.
56. An Army of Women
Goldberg’s broad scope and use of both traditional and unusual sources—including folkways, poems, songs, and novels—allow readers to understand the movements both as part of a national framework and within the context of the state and local cultures that were their primary concern.
57. Soccer For Dummies
“Entertaining, very informative, and essential for parents, fans, and players.” —Tony DiCicco, Head Coach, 1999 Women’s Cup Champions “Two thumbs up…. This book will broaden your knowledge of the game.” —Ron Newman, all-time winningest American Soccer Coach “This book will help people to understand why soccer is the world’s sport and why we love it so much.” —Tiffeny Milbrett, Forward, U.S. Women’s National Team “Fans will love it, and those who want to become fans will devour it.” —Bob Ley, ESPN/ABC Broadcaster Simplicity alone doesn’t explain soccer’s enormous popularity worldwide. Soccer is a game that can be as frustrating as golf, as physical as football and hockey, as sporadic as baseball, and as graceful as basketball. It can also be addictive. Whether you are a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here, at last, is the book you’ve been waiting for. Written by New York Daily News soccer columnist Michael Lewis with the full support and participation of the United States Soccer Federation, Soccer For Dummies shows you how to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Learn the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other basic skills Find a league to play in Coach kids effectively Get more out of the game as a spectator Featuring expert tips from U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Team stars and packed with hundreds of action photos and illustrations, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate beginner’s guide to the sport. You’ll discover: The where and wear of soccer Laws of the game Footwork, passing, shooting, receiving, goal tending, and other game fundamentals Staying in soccer shape Teamwork and strategy Coaching youth soccer Everything the informed spectator should know The current state of soccer at all levels from youth leagues to geriatric leagues Get Soccer For Dummies and get the lowdown on the world’s most popular sport from some of its most celebrated players.
58. Becoming Apart
Focusing on the marginal region of Toyama, on the Sea of Japan, the author explores the interplay of central and regional authorities, local and national perceptions of rights, and the emerging political practices in Toyama and Tokyo that became part of the new political culture that took shape in Japan following the Meiji Restoration.
59. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.
60. Chemistry Through Diagrams
A revision guide for chemistry at GCSE level; Classifying materials – Patterns of behaviour in chemistry – Earth’s resources – Chemical calculations – Formation of Earth’s atmosphere – Atomic structure & the periodic table Covalent substances The water cycle – Acids & bases – Reduction & oxidation_____________
61. Pattern Search Methods for Linearly Constrained Minimization
62. Altering Fate
Few people question the pervasive belief that early childhood exerts an inordinate power over adult achievements, relationships, and mental health. Once robbed of our potential by the inadequacies of our upbringing, the theory goes, we risk being trapped in maladaptive patterns and unfulfilling lives. But does early experience really seal our fate? Daring to challenge prevailing models of child development, this provocative book argues that what enables us to survive–and sets us free from our pasts–is our astonishing adaptability to change, shaped by the uniquely human attributes of consciousness, will, and desire.
Shame, the quintessential human emotion, received little attention during the years in which the central forces believed to be motivating us were identified as primitive instincts like sex and aggression. Now, redressing the balance, there is an explosion of interest in the self-conscious emotion. Much of our psychic lives involve the negotiation of shame, asserts Michael Lewis, internationally known developmental and clinical psychologist. Shame is normal, not pathological, though opposite reactions to shame underlie many conflicts among individuals and groups, and some styles of handling shame are clearly maladaptive. Illustrating his argument with examples from everyday life, Lewis draws on his own pathbreaking studies and the theory and research of many others to construct the first comprehensive and empirically based account of emotional development focused on shame. In this paperback edition, Michael Lewis adds a compelling new chapter on stigma in which he details the process in which stigmatization produces shame.
64. Data Analysis
This accessible introduction to data analysis focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, in particular those which come from nonexperimental social research. It will provide social science researchers with the tools necessary to select and evaluate statistical tests appropriate for their research question. Using a consistent data-set throughout the book to illustrate the various analytic techniques, Michael Lewis-Beck covers topics such as univariate statistics, measures of association, the statistical significance of the relationship between two variables, simple regression in which the dependent variable is influenced by a single independent variable, and multiple regression.
65. World Cup Soccer
In 1994, for the first time ever, World Cup soccer will be played in the United States. More than 3.5 million tickets have already been sold. Now Michael Lewis–editor of Soccer Week and Soccer magazines–presents a complete guide to all the players and teams, featuring fascinating facts, figures, and anecdotes about the World Cup, past and present.
66. Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches
The Centennial Farms & Ranches program was started in 1986 by the Colorado Historical Society, the Colorado State Fair, and the State Department of Agriculture to honor families whose farm or ranch had been in the same family for a hundred years or more. Award-winning photojournalist Michael Lewis portrays in sensitive detail the hard work, dedication, and sense of tradition that has become a way of life for the descendants of Colorado’s first settlers.
67. Lying and Deception in Everyday Life
“I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare….”– Montaigne “All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.'” — Tennessee Williams Truth and deception–like good and evil–have long been viewed as diametrically opposed and unreconcilable. Yet, few people can honestly claim they never lie. In fact, deception is practiced habitually in day-to-day life–from the polite compliment that doesn’t accurately relay one’s true feelings, to self-deception about one’s own motivations. What fuels the need for people to intricately construct lies and illusions about their own lives? If deceptions are unconscious, does it mean that we are not responsible for their consequences? Why does self-deception or the need for illusion make us feel uncomfortable? Taking into account the sheer ubiquity and ordinariness of deception, this interdisciplinary work moves away from the cut-and-dried notion of duplicity as evil and illuminates the ways in which deception can also be understood as a adaptive response to the demands of living with others. The book articulates the boundaries between unethical and adaptive deception demonstrating how some lies serve socially approved goals, while others provoke distrust and condemnation. Throughout, the volume focuses on the range of emotions–from feelings of shame, fear, or envy, to those of concern and compassion–that motivate our desire to deceive ourselves and others. Providing an interdisciplinary exploration of the widespread phenomenon of lying and deception, this volume promotes a more fully integrated understanding of how people function in their everyday lives. Case illustrations, humor and wit, concrete examples, and even a mock television sitcom script bring the ideas to life for clinical practitioners, behavioral scientists, and philosophers, and for students in these realms.
68. The Lexical Approach
THE LEXICAL APPROACH develops current thinking, synthesizing the best insights of previous theory, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, and modern approaches to grammar.
69. Mesoscale Acid Deposition Modeling Studies
70. Infant Stress and Coping
71. Practical Techniques for Language Teaching
PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES is a highly practical, jargon-free basic teacher training handbook for new teachers of ESL/ELT.
72. Promoting the Well-being of the Elderly
Understand the components of planning services for the elderly with this comprehensive text.
73. Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self
It is always enlightening to inquire about the origins of a research en deavor or a particular theoretical approach. Beginning with the observa tion of the mental life of the infant in 1962, Michael Lewis has contrib uted to the change in the view of the infant as an insensate mass of confusion to a complex and intellectual being. Anyone fortunate enough to have participated in the infancy research of the 1960s knows how exciting it was to have discovered in this small creature such a full and complex organism. More central to the origins of this work was the perception of the infant as an interactive, not a reactive, organism, and as one who influenced its social environment and constructed its cogni tive life, not one who just passively received information. Other areas of psychology had already begun to conceptualize the organism as active and interactive, even while developmental psychologists still clung to either simple learning paradigms, social reinforcement theories, or reflex ive theories. Even though Piaget had proposed an elaborate interactive theory, it was not until the late 1960s that his beliefs were fully im plemented into developmental theory and practice. A concurrent trend was the increase of concern with mother-infant interactions (Ainsworth, 1969; Bowlby, 1969; Goldberg & Lewis, 1969; Lewis & Goldberg, 1969) which provided the impetus for the study of social and emotional as well as cognitive development.
74. The Culture of Inequality
This books central thesis is that the national faith in individual initiative and free opportunity has become a breeding ground for guilt about our own limited successes and prejudice against all who exhibit signs of failure.
75. Urban America: Institutions and Experience
76. The Spanish Armada
How the British fleet under Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins defeated the Armada in 1588.
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