Tomorrowland

Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544456211

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 8344

The Flow Genome Project director and award-winning author of The Rise of Superman charts the world-changing transformation of fictional scientific concepts into real-world technologies. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Rise of Superman

Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1477800832

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 4201

Using years of research and interviews with adventure sports athletes, the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance and A Small, Fury Prayer attempts to unlock the secrets to ultimate human performance and the state of consciousness called “flow." 25,000 first printing.

West of Jesus

Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 7928

After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing? What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history? With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three-year globetrotting quest. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself.

Talk Is (Not!) Cheap

The Art of Conversation Leadership

Author: Jim McCann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544114329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 189

View: 8184

The founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers discusses how he used the art of conversation to achieve his goals and enhance his career and offers personal insights and how-to guidance on how to use the gift of gab as a leadership tool. 20,000 first printing.

Before Tomorrowland

Author: Jeff Jensen,Jonathan Case,Brad Bird,Damon Lindelof

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484711602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5388

Based on the spellbinding world of the Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland, this original prequel novel unlocks a place of unfathomable science and technology and the famous people behind it. The year is 1939. A secret society of extraordinary geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world. A misguided enemy--half man, half machine--will stop at nothing to prevent the group from giving this forbidden knowledge to humanity. And a mother and son on vacation in New York City are handed a comic book infused with a secret code that will lead them straight into the crossfires of the conspiracy. Don't forget to download the FREE comic book companion, The Secret History of the World of Tomorrowland!​

Abundance

The Future Is Better Than You Think

Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145161683X

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 6027

The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.

Romance of a Little Village Girl

Author: Cleofas M. Jaramillo

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826322869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 1608

The memoirs of a daughter of a prominent New Mexican family describe daily life, religion, politics, and the clash between traditions of Old Spain and modern cultures during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Mindless

Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans

Author: Simon Head

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465069746

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 2303

We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)—the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process. CBSs are especially dysfunctional, Head argues, when they apply their disembodied expertise to transactions between humans, as in health care, education, customer relations, and human resources management. And yet there are industries with more human approaches, as Head illustrates with specific examples, whose lead we must follow and extend to the mainstream American economy. Mindless illustrates the shortcomings of CBS, providing an in-depth and disturbing look at how human dignity is slipping as we become cogs on a white collar assembly line.

The Last Book in the Universe

Author: Rodman Philbrick

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545303877

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2601

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

50 Philosophy Classics

Thinking, Being, Acting Seeing - Profound Insights and Powerful Thinking from Fifty Key Books

Author: Tom Butler-Bowdon

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1473644453

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 8809

For over 2000 years, philosophy has been our best guide to the experience of being human, and the true nature of reality. From Aristotle, Plato, Epicurus, Confucius, Cicero and Heraclitus in ancient times to 17th century rationalists Descartes, Leibniz and Spinoza, from 20th-century greats Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Baudrillard and Simone de Beauvoir to contemporary thinkers Michael Sandel, Peter Singer and Slavoj Zizek, 50 PHILOSOPHY CLASSICS explores key writings that have shaped the discipline and had an impact on the real world. Philosophy can no longer be confined to academia, and 50 Philosophy Classics shows how powerful it can be as a tool for opening our minds and helping us think. Whether you are fascinated or daunted by the big questions of how to think, how to be, how to act and how to see, this is the perfect introduction to some of humanity's greatest minds and their landmark books.

A Small Furry Hope

Dog Rescue and the Meaning of Life

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408810948

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 2322

Steven Kotler was forty years old, single, and facing an existential crisis when he met Lila, a woman devoted to animal rescue. "Love me, love my dogs," was her rule, and Steven took it to heart. Spurred to move by a housing crisis in Los Angeles, Steven, Lila - and their eight dogs, then ten, then twenty, and then they lost count - bought a postage-stamp-sized farm in Chimayo, New Mexico. A Small Furry Hope chronicles their adventures at Rancho de Chihuahua, the sanctuary they created for their pack with special needs: the very old, the very sick, and, as Kotler says, "the really retarded." An insider look at the culture of dog rescue, A Small Furry Prayer weaves personal experience, and scientific inquiry into a fast-paced, fun-filled narrative that explores what it means to devote one's life to the furry and the four-legged. Along the way, Kotler combs through every aspect of canine-human relations, from long human history with dogs to brand new research into the neuroscience of canine companionship, in the end discovering why living in a world made of dog may be the best way to uncover the truth about what it really means to be human.

The Angle Quickest for Flight

Author: Steven Kotler

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press

ISBN: 9781568581941

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2199

In The Angle Quickest for Flight, a quintet of eccentric metaphysicians searches for a sacred book looted during the Spanish Inquisition and tithed to the Vatican. Steven Kotler’s first novel, which received acclaim from masters such as John Barth, moves with dizzying power across continents and epochs, weaving a multilayered narrative around secret societies, mad magicians, and a runaway boy named Angel.

You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

Author: James Duane

Publisher: Little a

ISBN: 9781503933392

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 1553

Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police--especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it's also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids. Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use your own words against you. This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love.

Kings of the Grail

Tracing the Historic Journey of the Cup of Christ from Jerusalem to Modern-Day Spain

Author: Margarita Torres Sevilla,Jose Miguel Ortega Del Rio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781468313086

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 6230

Recently discovered parchments in the Egyptian University of Al-Azhar have finally made it possible to identify where the Holy Grail has been kept for the past 1,000 years. Their discovery led Margarita Torres Sevilla and José Miguel Ortega del Río on a three-year investigation as they traced the Grail's journey across the globe and discovered its final resting place in the Basilica of San Isidoro in León, Spain. Translated by Rosie Marteau, this is the definitive guide to one of history's most sought-after treasures, the object of both Arthurian myth and Christian legend. Kings of the Grail presents new historical and scientific facts that have come to light, unraveling the mystery that has surrounded the Holy Grail and taking the reader on a compelling and thought-provoking journey back through time.

All Our Wrong Todays

A Novel

Author: Elan Mastai

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101985143

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 7995

One of Wall Street Journal’s Best of 2017 “Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”—Entertainment Weekly “[An] amazing debut novel. . . . Dazzling and complex. . . . Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post “Instantly engaging. . . . A timeless, if mind-bending, story about the journeys we take, populated by friends, family, lovers, and others, that show us who we might be, could be—and maybe never should be—that eventually leads us to who we are.”—USA Today Elan Mastai's acclaimed debut novel is a story of friendship and family, of unexpected journeys and alternate paths, and of love in its multitude of forms. It's 2016, and in Tom Barren's world, technology has solved all of humanity's problems—there's no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocadoes. Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. He's lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid. Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality—which we immediately recognize as our 2016—Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life. Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be. Filled with humor and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love.

Stealing Fire

How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Author: Steven Kotler,Jamie Wheal

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062429671

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8603

NATIONAL BESTSELLER CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017 “A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.” - Financial Times It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything we thought we knew about high performance upside down. Instead of grit, better habits, or 10,000 hours, these trailblazers have found a surprising short cut. They're harnessing rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler and high performance expert Jamie Wheal spent four years investigating the leading edges of this revolution—from the home of SEAL Team Six to the Googleplex, the Burning Man festival, Richard Branson’s Necker Island, Red Bull’s training center, Nike’s innovation team, and the United Nations’ Headquarters. And what they learned was stunning: In their own ways, with differing languages, techniques, and applications, every one of these groups has been quietly seeking the same thing: the boost in information and inspiration that altered states provide. Today, this revolution is spreading to the mainstream, fueling a trillion dollar underground economy and forcing us to rethink how we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives. Driven by four accelerating forces—psychology, neurobiology, technology and pharmacology—we are gaining access to and insights about some of the most contested and misunderstood terrain in history. Stealing Fire is a provocative examination of what’s actually possible; a guidebook for anyone who wants to radically upgrade their life.

Bold

How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476709580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 5425

“A visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world—and invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” —President Bill Clinton A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar company” far faster than ever before. The authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Part Two draws on insights from billionaires such as Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos and reveals their entrepreneurial secrets. Finally, Bold closes with a look at the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today’s hyper-connected crowd like never before. Here, the authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and finally how to build communities—armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today’s entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true.

Running Away

A Memoir

Author: Robert Andrew Powell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544263669

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

View: 7055

Showing how one decision can alter the course of a life, a journalist shares his personal journey of coming back up after hitting rock bottom by developing a passion for long-distance running.

13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck

Author: Ashwin Sanghi

Publisher: Westland

ISBN: 9789384030575

Category: Fortune

Page: 160

View: 425

The journey of life isn't exactly easy... Some people make it through hard work and talent. Some fall by the wayside. And some people are just plain lucky. They are blessed with Bloody Good Luck! But is it possible to attract good luck? Can we train ourselves to be lucky? Apparently it seems that Dame Luck isn't that fickle. She is well within our reach. In his first non-fiction foray, bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi explores that critical, much-longed for element called luck. Through entertaining and informative anecdotes, narrations of personal experiences and vignettes of homespun wisdom, Ashwin gives us a whole new insight into how people can work towards being lucky. It seems that luck isn't entirely the twist of fate that it is made out to be!

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 935

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love