Download E-books Opium for the Masses: Harvesting Nature's Best Pain Medication PDF

By Jim Hogshire

"Contrary to common trust, there's no federal legislations opposed to transforming into P. somniferum."—Martha Stewart Living

"Regarded as 'God's personal medicine,' arrangements of opium have been as universal within the Victorian drugs cupboard as aspirin is in ours. As past due as 1915, pamphlets issued via the U.S. division of Agriculture have been nonetheless declaring opium poppies as an outstanding money crop for northern farmers. good into this century, Russian, Greek, and Arab immigrants in the US have used poppy-head tea as a delicate sedative and a therapy for complications, muscle ache, cough, and diarrhea. throughout the Civil battle, gardeners within the South have been inspired to plant opium for the conflict attempt, as a way to make certain a provide of painkillers for the accomplice military. What Hogshire has performed is to excavate this vernacular wisdom after which put up it to the world—in how-to shape, with recipes."— Michael Pollan

First released fifteen years in the past, Opium for the Masses immediately grew to become a countrywide phenomenon. Michael Pollan wrote a long characteristic ("Opium, made easy") approximately Jim Hogshire in Harper’s Magazine, surprised that the typical plant, P. somniferum, or opium poppies, which grows wild in lots of states and is out there at crafts and past-time shops and nurseries, may be made right into a drinkable tea that acts in a manner just like codeine or Vicodin.

With Opium for the Masses as their consultant, american citizens can the way to complement their very own medication chest with common and criminal discomfort medication, with out high priced and tough journeys to the medical professional and pharmacy.

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Download E-books Éloge des frontières PDF

By Régis Debray

'En France, tout ce qui pèse et qui compte se veut et se dit sans frontières. Et si le sans-frontiérisme était un leurre, une fuite, une lâcheté?

Partout sur l. a. mappemonde, et contre toute attente, se creusent ou renaissent de nouvelles et d'antiques frontières. Telle est los angeles réalité.

En bon Européen, je choisis de célébrer ce que d'autres déplorent : l. a. frontière comme vaccin contre l'épidémie des murs, remède à l'indifférence et sauvegarde du vivant.

D'où ce Manifeste à rebrousse-poil, qui étonne et détonne, mais qui, déchiffrant notre passé, ose faire face à l'avenir.'

Régis Debray.
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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of Human Rights (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series) PDF

By Jacques Fomerand

If the sheer variety of references to human rights in media headlines or executive statements is of any tips, human rights matters now seem nearly on the middle of the framework of the norms, ideas, and duties that form relatives in the foreign group either between and inside states. That political trip begun, probably arbitrarily, on 10 December, 1948, whilst the United countries basic meeting (UN-GA) embraced and proclaimed the common statement of Human Rights (UDHR), a ringing endorsement and advocacy of the inspiration that despite race, faith or nationality, all women and men, all around the international are entitled to the human rights and basic freedoms just because they're human.

Historical Dictionary of Human Rights covers the heritage of the Human Rights circulate via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has greater than a thousand cross-referenced entries on terminology, conventions, treaties, intergovernmental firms within the United countries kinfolk or nearby our bodies, and the continually increasing universe of non-governmental enterprises, in addition to a few of the pioneers and defenders. This booklet is a superb entry aspect for college students, researchers, and somebody desirous to understand extra in regards to the Human Rights movement.
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Download E-books Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration (Inside Technology) PDF

Cross-disciplinary collaboration more and more characterizes state-of-the-art technology and engineering examine. the issues and possibilities dealing with society don't come well looked after by way of self-discipline. problems come up while researchers from disciplines as various as engineering and the arts interact and locate that they converse mostly assorted languages. This booklet explores a brand new framework for fostering collaborations between latest disciplines and services groups. The framework unites rules to emerge from contemporary paintings in STS: buying and selling zones, during which clinical subcultures, each one with its personal language, strengthen the equivalents of pidgin and creole; and interactional services, during which specialists learn how to use the language of one other examine neighborhood in ways in which are indistinguishable from specialist practitioners of that group. A buying and selling quarter can steadily develop into a brand new distinctiveness, facilitated by means of interactional services and concerning negotiations over boundary items (objects represented in several methods through diverse participants). the quantity describes functions of the framework to carrier technological know-how, enterprise method, environmental administration, schooling, and useful ethics. One exact case research makes a speciality of makes an attempt to create buying and selling zones that might aid hinder marine bycatch; one other investigates buying and selling zones shaped to marketplace the feminine condom to ladies in Africa; one other describes how humanists embedded in a nanotechnology laboratory won interactional services, leading to superior learn effects for either humanists and nanoscientists.Contributors: Brad Allenby, Donna T. Chen, Harry Collins, Robert Evans, Erik Fisher, Peter Galison, Michael E. Gorman, Lynn Isabella, Lekelia D. Jenkins, Mary Ann Leeper, Roop L. Mahajan, Matthew M. Mehalik, Ann E. turbines, Bolko von Oetinger, Elizabeth Powell, Mary V. Rorty, Jeff Shrager, Jim Spohrer, Patricia H. Werhane
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Download E-books Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science (Princeton Studies in Complexity) PDF

By Joshua M. Epstein

The ultimate quantity of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based Modeling

In this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a brand new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software program person, or "agent," is endowed with special emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in modern neuroscience, those inner elements engage to generate saw, usually far-from-rational, person habit. whilst a number of brokers of this new sort flow and have interaction spatially, they jointly generate an amazing diversity of dynamics spanning the fields of social clash, psychology, public health and wellbeing, legislations, community technology, and economics.

Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, between others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate students and scholars of each stripe. Epstein's laptop courses are supplied within the e-book or on its Princeton college Press site, in addition to video clips of his "computational parables."

Agent_Zero is a sign departure in what it comprises (e.g., a brand new synthesis of neurally grounded inner modules), what it eschews (e.g., normal behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to monetary panic), and the modeling arsenal it bargains the medical community.

For generative social technological know-how, Agent_Zero offers a groundbreaking imaginative and prescient and the instruments to achieve it.

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Download E-books Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology as We Know It PDF

By Peter Nowak

Conflict. quick nutrients. Pornography. Pervasive in our tradition, those 3 obsessions could seem to symbolize the worst traits of humankind. yet what have our lust, greed and rage pushed us to accomplish? during this dazzling and unique ebook, Peter Nowak argues that almost all of the foremost technological advances of the final sixty years have stemmed from the trio of billion-dollar industries that cater to our basest impulses. From hold movie to aerosols, electronic cameras to chilly medication and GM meals to Google, some of the devices and conveniences we get pleasure from this present day could be traced again to both the porn, army or speedy nutrients undefined. Nowak unearths such unforeseen hyperlinks as: -how the inventors of toys like Barbie and the Slinky perfected their creations with military-tech information. -why "one colossal jump for mankind" introduced us greater health center food and stricter nutrition qc directions. -how techniques within the adult-film may help us construct higher robot limbs.
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Download E-books Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences: A Pluralist Perspective PDF

By Donatella Della Porta, Michael Keating

A innovative textbook introducing masters and doctoral scholars to the most important examine methods and methodologies within the social sciences. Written by means of a great set of students, and derived from winning direction instructing, this quantity will empower scholars to settle on their very own method of learn, to justify this strategy, and to situate it in the self-discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social technological know-how, and proceeds to problems with technique and study layout crucial for generating a superb examine concept. It additionally introduces researchers to the most problems with debate and rivalry within the method of social sciences, selecting commonalities, historical continuities and real adjustments.
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Download E-books An Introduction to Social Constructionism PDF

By Vivien Burr

Introduction to Social Constructionism is a readable and important account of social constructionism for college kids new to the sector. targeting the problem to psychology that social constructionism poses, Viven Burr examines the concept of 'personality' to demonstrate the rejection of essentialism through social constructionists. This questions psychology's conventional realizing of the individual. She then indicates how the research of language can be utilized as a spotlight for our knowing of human behaviour and adventure. this can be persevered by way of interpreting 'discourses' and their function in developing social phenomena, and the connection among discourse and gear. even though, the issues linked to those analyses also are in actual fact outlined.
Many humans think that one of many goals of social technological know-how may be to lead to social swap. Viven Burr analyses what chances there could be for swap in social constructionist money owed. She additionally addresses what social constructionism capacity in perform to analyze within the social sciences, and comprises a few instructions on project discourse analysis.
Introduction to Social Constructionism is a useful and transparent consultant for all puzzled scholars who are looking to start to comprehend this tough quarter.
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Download E-books Essentials of Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences PDF

By Barry H. Cohen

Grasp the basic statistical abilities utilized in social and behavioral sciences

necessities of facts for the Social and Behavioral Sciences distills the overpowering quantity of fabric lined in introductory information classes right into a convenient, sensible source for college students and execs. This obtainable consultant covers uncomplicated to complex ideas in a transparent, concrete, and readable style.

necessities of facts for the Social and Behavioral Sciences courses you to a greater knowing of simple thoughts of statistical tools. a number of sensible suggestions are offered for choosing applicable statistical strategies. additionally, this beneficial advisor demonstrates tips to review and interpret statistical info, presents quite a few formulation for calculating statistics from tables of precis statistics, and provides quite a few labored examples.

As a part of the necessities of Behavioral technology sequence, this e-book bargains a radical evaluation of the main proper statistical options and methods that may arm you with the instruments you will need for experienced, trained perform. every one concise bankruptcy beneficial properties quite a few callout containers highlighting key options, bulleted issues, and huge illustrative fabric, in addition to "Test your self" questions that assist you gauge and toughen your clutch of the knowledge coated.
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Download E-books Geographic Thought: A Critical Introduction PDF

By Tim Cresswell

This attractive and available advent to geographic notion explores the main thinkers and key theoretical advancements within the box of human geography.

  • Covers the entire diversity of the advance of theoretical wisdom of the sector, from old geography to modern non-representational theory
  • Presents theories in an obtainable demeanour during the author's enticing writing style
  • Examines the effect of Darwin and Marx, the emergence of anarchist geographies, the influence of feminism, and myriad different very important our bodies of thought
  • Stresses the significance of geographic suggestion and its relevance to our figuring out of what it's to be human, and to the folks, areas, and cultures of the area within which we live
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