Summary of Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, search this link: http://amzn.to/2kHhSnq) Have you ever thought how can we incorporate computer algorithms into our day-to-day problem solving? Could it bring good results? Algorithms to Live By offers us a peculiar but effective way of seeing the world. Everyday we encounter a different set of problems that need solving. Brian Christian claims that we should try to ponder our daily issues as a computer would when solving problems. With a simpler and more organized way of tackling situations that we face everyday, you can manage to solve them easily and obtain better results. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) Algorithms to Live By possesses the two qualities that are key for a good book: an amusing factor and meaning. It truly is an entertaining read because of Brian Christian’s funny ways of phrasing his analogies and how practical his teachings are. The audiobook manages to keep you entertained while he walks you through a more efficient method of thinking. Brian Christian stresses that thinking in algorithms is using your brain in the best possible way. P.S. Algorithms to Live By is a brilliant book that will completely change the way you solve problems. With a simpler and more elegant train of thought, your odds of obtaining the best result possible when problem solving is significantly higher. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Nolan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112460/bk_acx0_112460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A hard-hitting critique of how managed care and the selective use of science to privilege quick-fix therapies have undermined in-depth psychotherapy - to the detriment of patients and practitioners In recent decades there has been a decline in the quality and availability of psychotherapy in America that has gone largely unnoticed - even though rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are on the rise. In Saving Talk Therapy, veteran psychologist Dr. Enrico Gnaulati presents evocative case studies from his practice to remind patients and therapists alike how and why traditional talk therapy works and, using cutting-edge research findings, unpacks the problematic incentives in our health-care system and in academic psychology that explain its decline. Beginning with a discussion of the historical development of talk therapy, Gnaulati goes on to dissect the factors that have eroded it. Psychotropic drugs, if no longer thought of as a magical cure, are still overprescribed and shunt health-care dollars to drug companies. Managed-care companies and mental health ´´carve outs´´ send these same dollars to administrators and slash payments to therapists, driving many talented ones away and overburdening those who remain in the system. Drawing back the curtains on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - a short-term, goal-oriented form of psychotherapy that is preferred in the managed-care world - Gnaulati shows that, while it might prove effective in the research lab, those findings don´t readily apply to people´s complex emotional problems. Gnaulati also casts a spotlight on how CBT´s favored status in graduate programs prevents trainee therapists from acquiring the relationship skills necessary to caringly and carefully treat patients. Saving Talk Therapy is a passionate and deeply researched case for in-depth, personally transformative psychotherapy that incorporates the benefits of evidence-based practice and psychotropi... 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005460/bk_rand_005460_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
50 Great Myths of Human Evolution uses common misconceptions to explore basic theory and research in human evolution and strengthen critical thinking skills for lay audiences, listeners, and students. Examines intriguing - yet widely misunderstood - topics, from general ideas about evolution and human origins to the evolution of modern humans and recent trends in the field Describes what fossils, archaeology, and genetics can tell us about human origins Demonstrates the ways in which science adapts and changes over time to incorporate new evidence and better explanations Includes myths such as: ´´Humans lived at the same time as dinosaurs´´; ´´Lucy was so small because she was a child´´; ´´Our ancestors have always made fire´´; and ´´There is a strong relationship between brain size and intelligence.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002303/bk_gdan_002303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time, HRH The Prince of Wales shares his views on how our most pressing modern challenges - from climate change to poverty - are rooted in mankind´s disharmony with nature, presenting a compelling case that the solution lies in our ability to regain a balance with the world around us. With its holistic approach, this provocative and well-reasoned book takes the discussion of sustainability and climate change in a new direction. Prince Charles shows how the solutions to problems like climate change lie not only in technology but in our ability to change the way we view the modern world. For decades, the Prince of Wales has been studying a wide array of disciplines to understand every aspect of man´s impact on the natural world, and in that time he has examined everything from architecture to organic farming to sustainable economics. Now, for the first time, he speaks out about his years of research, presenting a fascinating look at how modern industrialization has led us to a state of disharmony with nature, created climate change, and pushed us to the brink of disaster. From the rice farms of India to the prairies of America´s corn belt, from the temples of Ancient Egypt to the laboratories of industrial designers, Harmony spans the globe to identify the different ways that contemporary life has abandoned the hard-earned practices of our history, a shift that has spurred a host of social problems and accelerated climate change. Drawing on cases from farming, health care, transportation, and design, the Prince of Wales also offers solutions for change, creating a new vision for our world, one that incorporates the traditional wisdom of our past with the modern science of our present to avert catastrophe. In the end, Harmony paints a holistic portrait of what we as a species have lost in the modern age, while outlining the steps we can take to regain the harmony of our ancestors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles, HRH The Prince of Wales. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002340/bk_harp_002340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For many with a background in humanities, the thought of exploring the sciences can seem to be daunting at best. This can be especially true with regard to physics which often incorporates complex mathematical formulas as well. But that doesn´t have to be the case. In fact, many of the most significant principles of physics can be broken down and understood in very easy-to-understand terms. That is exactly the manner in which Professor Richard Kouzes handles the subject in this engaging series of lectures. Exploring many of the most significant concepts in physics, Professor Kouzes explains each in a very straightforward and approachable manner. He begins by examining the history of physics - the ´´knowledge of nature´´ - as a science which encompasses the study of matter and all of the phenomena that are observed in our universe. He also explores the origins of physics, tracing it back to the ancient world. Subsequent lectures then delve into some of the major principles of physics such as the Laws of Motion, Energy, Thermodynamics, and Electromagnetism. Building upon these, Professor Kouzes then guides listeners to a better understanding of some of the more complex applications of physics such as Nuclear Physics and Quantum Mechanics and the ways in which physics impacts each of lives on a daily basis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Richard T. Kouzes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007947/bk_reco_007947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology Review is the United State´s oldest technology magazine. And in the last few years, TR has undergone a dramatic transformation, shifting its focus to innovation - the process by which humanity continuously upgrades its tools and techniques. Each issue concentrates on four major fields of innovation: biotechnology, information technology, material science, and nanotechnology. Within its covers and at their Web site, readers find sophisticated yet accessible articles and updates on research, advances in existing technologies, stories about entrepreneurs, and reports on the impact of technology on culture and society. Among the notable TR columnists are Editor in Chief John Benditt, G. Pascal Zachary on innovation, Stephen Hall on biotechnology, and Michael Dertouzos, who writes about how computing will change our lives.Audible Technology Review incorporates the full magazine plus special features. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/000001/pe_trev_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technology Review is the United State´s oldest technology magazine. And in the last few years, TR has undergone a dramatic transformation, shifting its focus to innovation - the process by which humanity continuously upgrades its tools and techniques. Each issue concentrates on four major fields of innovation: biotechnology, information technology, material science, and nanotechnology. Within its covers and at their Web site, readers find sophisticated yet accessible articles and updates on research, advances in existing technologies, stories about entrepreneurs, and reports on the impact of technology on culture and society. Among the notable TR columnists are Editor in Chief John Benditt, G. Pascal Zachary on innovation, Stephen Hall on biotechnology, and Michael Dertouzos, who writes about how computing will change our lives.Audible Technology Review incorporates the full magazine plus special features. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/trev/170901/pe_trev_170901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hundreds of years after the collapse of civilization, the world Cooper lives in is bleak. Burdened with an impossible prophecy since birth, he is asked to save what remains of his small village by venturing outside the walls and facing the unknown on a journey that no one has ever survived. All he is looking for is hope, but he finds so much more... Down the Path is a post-apocalyptic audiobook centering on hope for the future. It chronicles what a young man must do to survive in a land filled with invasive species run rampant in the absence of people. It incorporates a good deal of real world survival skills that the author is well versed in. At its core, its simply an adventure story about a man and his dog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scifi Publishing, Tim Hintsala. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/011916/bk_acx0_011916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
English tutors: Help ESL students learn about the cosmos by having them read about astronomy with you. Then, use the multiple-choice sections to test their memory of the highlighted terms. Help them improve their English while discovering the wonders the universe has to offer. Use it during your private lessons or assign chapters/multiple choice questions as homework. ESL Students: Study English by learning about astronomy. Build your vocabulary through interactive cosmology chapters that enhance your vocabulary while entertaining you. The multiple choice questions all have answers stated after the question for easy self-studying. Incorporate astronomy into your English studies and gain the confidence to talk about the cosmos with your native English friends. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Griffith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/013411/bk_acx0_013411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Beethoven´s connection to plumbing to why rotten eggs smell like sulfur, the technical explanations included in this scientific primer tackle 99 chemistry-related questions and provide answers designed to inform and entertain. What jewelry metal is prohibited in some European countries? What does Miss Piggy have to do with the World Cup? How can a cockroach be removed from a human ear? The quirky information offered incorporates scientific savvy, practical advice, and amusing anecdotes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Hahn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008063/bk_adbl_008063_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.