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Switched On

Switched On
A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening

by John Elder Robison

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-03-22
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0812996909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST Imagine spending the first forty years of your life in darkness, blind to the emotions and social signals of other people. Then imagine that someone suddenly switches the lights on. It has long been assumed that people living with autism are born with the diminished ability to read the emotions of others, even as they feel emotion deeply. But what if we’ve been wrong all this time? What if that “missing” emotional insight was there all along, locked away and inaccessible in the mind? In 2007 John Elder Robison wrote the international bestseller Look Me in the Eye, a memoir about growing up with Asperger’s syndrome. Amid the blaze of publicity that followed, he received a unique invitation: Would John like to take part in a study led by one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, who would use an experimental new brain therapy known as TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation, in an effort to understand and then address the issues at the heart of autism? Switched On is the extraordinary story of what happened next. Having spent forty years as a social outcast, misreading others’ emotions or missing them completely, John is suddenly able to sense a powerful range of feelings in other people. However, this newfound insight brings unforeseen problems and serious questions. As the emotional ground shifts beneath his feet, John struggles with the very real possibility that choosing to diminish his disability might also mean sacrificing his unique gifts and even some of his closest relationships. Switched On is a real-life Flowers for Algernon, a fascinating and intimate window into what it means to be neurologically different, and what happens when the world as you know it is upended overnight. Praise for Switched On “An eye-opening book with a radical message . . . The transformations [Robison] undergoes throughout the book are astonishing—as foreign and overwhelming as if he woke up one morning with the visual range of a bee or the auditory prowess of a bat.”—The New York Times “Astonishing, brave . . . reads like a medical thriller and keeps you wondering what will happen next . . . [Robison] takes readers for a ride through the thorny thickets of neuroscience and leaves us wanting more.”—The Washington Post “Fascinating for its insights into Asperger’s and research, this engrossing record will make readers reexamine their preconceptions about this syndrome and the future of brain manipulation.”—Booklist “Like books by Andrew Solomon and Oliver Sacks, Switched On offers an opportunity to consider mental processes through a combination of powerful narrative and informative medical context.”—BookPage “A mind-blowing book that will force you to ask deep questions about what is important in life. Would normalizing the brains of those who think differently reduce their motivation for great achievement?”—Temple Grandin, author of The Autistic Brain “At the heart of Switched On are fundamental questions of who we are, of where our identity resides, of difference and disability and free will, which are brought into sharp focus by Robison’s lived experience.”—Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Effect

Switched on

Switched on
Renewable Energy Opportunities for the Tourism Industry

by Anonim

  • Publisher : UNEP/Earthprint
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9280723308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook contains information on a wide range of renewable energy technologies that can be used by tourism businesses as they attempt to integrate energy efficiency into tourism related policies. It serves as a guide for tourism businesses to learn about the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy, what questions to ask suppliers on system configuration and design, and how to select reliable suppliers.

Switched On, Flushed Down, Tossed Out

Switched On, Flushed Down, Tossed Out
Investigating the Hidden Workings of Your Home

by Trudee Romanek,Stephen MacEachern

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781550379020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With a friendly narrator named Casey, the unseen technology in everyday homes, such as the sewage system, heating unit, and telephone, is presented through informative diagrams, easy-to-read text, helpful sidebars, and bright illustrations. Simultaneous.

Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth
My Life in Someone Else's World

by Frederick J. George

  • Publisher : Book Hub Inc
  • Release : 2013-04-17
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0615796893
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“After inexplicably being placed in the wrong bassinet at the city hospital where I was born, I grew up with a nagging feeling of somehow not belonging, and a father who always suspected I was not his. I lived another’s life and he mine, our paths amazingly crossing throughout the years, until 57 years later I discovered the truth. This is the story of my life in someone else’s world, my quest for answers, and how I’ve come to terms with the hand which fate has dealt me.” – Fred George, Author This is a story about two boys who, at birth, were inexplicably switched, a switch that would dramatically change the author’s life in every aspect—religion, ethnicity, economics, and culture. Time and time again, the two boys’ paths cross with one another’s before ultimately discovering, decades later, that they aren’t who they spent their whole lives believing they were. At 57, Fred George sees his birth family for the first time, recognizing in them his own mannerisms and traits. George’s retelling of his switch at birth is not so much an account of the switch itself, but rather the story of his life from birth to present with the George family.The story is interesting and insightful, complete with family photos that provide readers with an inside view of the culture and of the times of George’s life.

EVELINA

EVELINA
The Alpha

by David Gomadza

  • Publisher : David Gomadza
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.

I Just Need You

I Just Need You
A Book

by J. Nathan

  • Publisher : J. Nathan
  • Release : 2020-10-25
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kresley Studying abroad was my chance to gain independence away from my privileged life in California. But, when there’s a kidnapping attempt on my life, I’m forced to return home to finish college. I just never expected to get stuck with a pompous, know-it-all bodyguard who watches my every move with nothing but disdain. One whose good looks don’t soften the cold, impenetrable wall he wears like armor. Tristan I pride myself on being a professional and taking my job as a bodyguard seriously. But, nothing could prepare me for the high maintenance, rich girl I’m hired to protect. She’s got a smart mouth, is hell-bent on pushing my buttons, and doesn’t take the threats against her seriously. And despite the nightmares that plague her dreams, or the fact that I’m the only one who knows about them, I’m not there to befriend her. I’m there to protect her…no matter how much she intrigues me. Jabs will be exchanged, glares will become the norm, jealousy will rear its ugly head, and sparks...well those damn things will inevitably fly. But will it all come with a dangerous price?

Metal Turning on the Lathe

Metal Turning on the Lathe
A Book

by David A Clark

  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Release : 2013-08-31
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1847976417
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The lathe is an essential tool for all but the most basic of workshops. It enables the engineer to produce turned components to a high degree of accuracy. Often called the 'king of machine tools', it is also very versatile and can be used to make a wide range of engineering components. This new book shows you how to make full use of your lathe safely and effectively in your workshop. Topics covered include: A guide to choosing a lathe looking at different sizes and features available; Advice on installing and maintaining a lathe, selecting and sharpening tools, and working with chucks; Instruction on a range of techniques ranging from how to hold work in a collet through to cutting a screw thread. A new and practical guide to this essential tool, the lathe, aimed at both the aspiring and experienced engineers, modelmakers and horologists, Metal Turning on the Lathe gives advice on choosing, installing, maintaining and using a lathe safely and effectively in your workshop and is superbly illustrated with 239 colour illustrations. David Clark has spent over 30 years in the engineering industry and is the editor of Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop.

Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer! Volume 1

Turning the Tables on the Seatmate Killer! Volume 1
A Book

by Aresanzui

  • Publisher : Azure Books S.L.
  • Release : 2021-10-02
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 8412354672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By some unsavory stroke of luck, Yuuki Narito found himself sitting next to none other than the mischievous Yui Takatsuki. This girl had built herself a reputation of stringing guys along only to reject them when they finally dared to confess their feelings for her. This, in turn, earned her a certain nickname: “The Seatmate Killer.” It was only a matter of time before Yuuki fell victim to the overly friendly Yui, but little did she know that he was as clueless as they come! The tables have suddenly been turned, and the hunter will soon become the prey. “Damn it! You think that poker face of yours is gonna get to me?! I’ll make you regret this, you’ll see!” This rom-com is off to a bumpy start as a now-determined Yui takes it upon herself to get her revenge!

Technical Paper

Technical Paper
A Book

by Great Britain. Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research. Illumination Committee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1935
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Semiconductors

Semiconductors
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cigre Regional Meeting 2001

Cigre Regional Meeting 2001
International Conference, Bulk Power Transmission System Integration in Developing Countries, 8-10 November 2001, New Delhi, Proceedings

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributed conference papers.

Nuovo Cimento

Nuovo Cimento

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin

IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin
A Book

by International Business Machines Corporation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Smile with Knowledge

Smile with Knowledge
What a Journey!

by Monalisa

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2013-07-23
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1475989377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Already delayed at the point of origin, having missed a connecting flight, required to spend another night in an interim hotel in a foreign country, and now this! It was as if destiny was preparing him well for this journey of unknowns that he had embarked upon...As Gyana sat in the room alone and looked at the single window with bars, it felt like being in a jail, waiting to be rescued from suspicion. Will they be able to verify his paperwork and identity? Will they do it in a timely manner to enable him to continue with his travel plans? What will happen if they are not able to verify the documents? A multitude of questions played havoc on his mind, with no answers in sight. —excerpt from Smile with Knowledge Describing the ground realities faced by an Indian couple when they moved from India to the United States in the early 90’s in an age without internet or cell phones, this is a first hand account of the life as foreign students in the U.S., along with its myriad perks and challenges. Relating a true story of success while balancing life on a shoestring budget, this is also a tale of small hopes, small pleasures, small battles, and small victories, and yet how all these small things together formed a memorable journey that was larger than life.

Automation in Mining, Mineral, and Metal Processing

Automation in Mining, Mineral, and Metal Processing
Proceedings of the 3rd IFAC Symposium, Montreal, Canada, 18-20 August 1980

by J. O'Shea,M. Polis

  • Publisher : Pergamon
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Topics covered include, inter alia: simulation & control applied to transportation; system studies & simulation methods in mining, automatic control & the environment; automation of mining equipment; computer monitoring for safety in mines, etc.

Preprints

Preprints
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings - International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems (CIGRE).

Proceedings - International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems (CIGRE).
A Book

by International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Applied Solar Energy

Applied Solar Energy
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Audio

Audio
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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European Physical Journal

European Physical Journal
EPJ.. Applied physics

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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