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Author: Carl Zimmer Carl Zimmer investigates one of the biggest questions of all: What is life? The answer seems obvious until you try to seriously answer it. Is the apple sitting on your kitchen counter alive, or is only the apple tree it came from deserving of the word? If we can't answer that question here on earth, how will we know when and if we discover alien life on other worlds? The question hangs over some of society's most charged conflicts - whether a fertilized egg is a living person, for example, and when we ought to declare a person legally dead. Life's Edge is an utterly fascinating investigation by one of the most celebrated science writers of our time. Zimmer journeys through the strange experiments that have attempted to recreate life. Literally hundreds of definitions of what that should look like now exist, but none has yet emerged as an obvious winner. Lists of what living things have in common do not add up to a theory of life. It's never clear why some items on the list are essential and others not. Coronaviruses have altered the course of history, and yet many scientists maintain they are not alive. Chemists are creating droplets that can swarm, sense their environment, and multiply. Have they made life in the lab? Whether he is handling pythons in Alabama or searching for hibernating bats in the Adirondacks, Zimmer revels in astounding examples of life at its most bizarre. He tries his own hand at evolving life in a test tube with unnerving results. Charting the obsession with Dr Frankenstein's monster and how Coleridge came to believe the whole universe was alive, Zimmer leads us all the way into the labs and minds of researchers working on engineering life from the ground up.
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Blessed Health offers African-American women the medical information and inspirational motivation they need to achieve total health — a healthy mind, body, and spirit. Many black women will go to church all day every Sunday but won’t take one day out of the year to get a Pap test and...
Author: David Allen
Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. 'GTD' is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.
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Author: Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson
'I love this healthy eating book!!' Victoria Beckham Honestly Healthy is the original alkaline diet cookbook, packed with recipes, tips and tricks to help you look and feel great. Whatever your needs, Honestly Healthy has the right plan for you. Gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha Corrett and nutritionist Vicki Edgson give you everything you need to get started and maintain your alkaline diet. With a complete introduction to the alkaline diet (including nutritional information), the book will provide recipes and meal plans to help you on your way to looking and feeling great. Follow a 5-Day Cleanse with full meal plans to help your body eliminate toxins. The Cleanse Section will show you the foods to avoid and the foods to enjoy, leaving you with the knowledge and inspiration to try your own ideas.The Honestly Healthy Lifestyle Section shows you how to make simple long-term changes to your eating habits in order to maintain a delicious, nutritious and alkaline lifestyleWith over 100 mouth-watering recipes packed with flavour and goodness, you'll find everything you need to make your energy levels soar. Cooking delicious, healthy, holistic food has never been so simple.
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Author: Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money covers the A to Z of Dave's money teaching, including how to budget, save, dump debt, and invest. If you're looking for practical information to answer all your "How?" "What?" and "Why?" questions about money, this book is for you. You'll also learn all about insurance, mortgage options, marketing, bargain hunting, and the most important element of all-giving. Now let's be honest: This is the handbook of Financial Peace University.
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By Richard Flook
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Author: Joel Osteen
Whatever follows the words "I am" will always come looking for you. So, when you go through the day saying: "I am blessed"...blessings pursue you. "I am talented"...talent follows you. "I am healthy"...health heads your way. "I am strong"...strength tracks you down. Joel Osteen reveals how THE POWER OF I AM can help you discover your unique abilities and advantages to lead a more productive and happier life. His insights and encouragement are illustrated with many amazing stories of people who turned their lives around by focusing on the positive power of this principle. You can choose to rise to a new level and invite God's goodness by focusing on these two words: I AM!
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Author: Jordan B. Peterson The truth is something that burns. It burns off dead wood. Happiness is a pointless goal. For Jordan B. Peterson, influential clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, our true aim should be meaning – not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence. 12 Rules for Life is a manifesto of personal change, a handbook to rewire our kneejerk beliefs and concepts of reward and truth. At its heart, this is a polemic of personal responsibility, twelve rules that form the scaffolding of profound growth. Each rule is accompanied by vivid and often footnoted example, setting his thinking in context; the sum is a comprehensive, sometimes almost brutal, assault on everyday assumption. Not without his critics, the often-outspoken Peterson rails against the world, from our inability to tell the absolute truth to our innate need to embrace high risk. Declaring himself a “classic British liberal”, the author eschews conventional political or social convention to deliver a self-help guide like virtually no other, founded on a dynamic personal philosophy drawn from both academia and experience. Jordan B. Peterson originally rose to prominence via his rather more academic Maps of Meaning and is now seen as an influential figure on a number of internet platforms, not least his own YouTube series of lectures.
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