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In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate
This access kit will provide you with a code to get into MyMathLab a personalized interactive learning environment where you can learn mathematics and statistics at your own pace and measure your progress In order to use MyMathLab you will need a CourseID provided by your instructor MyMathLab is not a self-study product and does require you to be in an instructor-led course This product is for the national MyMathLab access kit If your school has a custom MyMathLab course the printed access card will not work MyMathLab includes Interactive tutorial exercises MyMathLab s homework and practice exercises are correlated to the exercises in the relevant textbook and they regenerate algorithmically to give you unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery Most exercises are free-response and provide an intuitive math symbol palette for entering math notation Exercises include guided solutions sample problems and learning aids for extra help at point-of-use and they offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers eBook with multimedia learning aids MyMathLab courses include a full eBook with a variety of multimedia resources available directly from selected examples and exercises on the page You can link out to learning... aids such as video clips and animations to improve their understanding of key concepts Study plan for self-paced learning MyMathLab s study plan helps you monitor your own progress letting you see at a glance exactly which topics you need to practice MyMathLab generates a personalized study plan for you based on your test results and the study plan links directly to interactive tutorial exercises for topics you haven t yet mastered You can regenerate these exercises with new values for unlimited practice and the exercises include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give students the extra help they need NOTE Access codes can only be used one time If you purchased a used book that claimed that it included an access code your code may already have been used and it will not work again In this case you must purchase a new access code For Customer Technical Support go to http 247pearsoned custhelp com Phone Support 800-677-6337 Please note the packaging on this product has changed whether you receive the current cover or earlier cover the product is still the same more
The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world exposing the hidden side of just about everything Then came SuperFreakonomics a documentary film an award-winning podcast and more Now with Think Like a Freak Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively more creatively more rationally to think that is like a Freak Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms As always no topic is off-limits They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics all with the goal of retraining your brain Along the way you ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they re from Nigeria Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak First put away your moral compass because it s hard to see a problem clearly if you ve already decided what to do about it Learn to... say I don t know for until you can admit what you don t yet know it s virtually impossible to learn what you need to Think like a child because you ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions Take a master class in incentives because for better or worse incentives rule our world Learn to persuade people who don t want to be persuaded because being right is rarely enough to carry the day Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting because you can t solve tomorrow s problem if you aren t willing to abandon today s dud Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else Now you can too Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing and so much fun to read more
The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion who favor working on their own over working in teams It is to introverts Rosa Parks Chopin Dr Seuss Steve Wozniak that we owe many of the great contributions to society In Quiet Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture She also introduces us to successful introverts from a witty high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions Passionately argued superbly researched and filled with indelible stories of real people Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and equally important how they see themselves Now with Extra Libris material including a reader s guide and bonus content
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity The Untethered Soul now a 1 New York Times bestseller offers simple yet profound answers to these questions Whether this is your first exploration of inner space or you ve devoted your life to the inward journey this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you You ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness author and spiritual teacher Michael A Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization Copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences IONS The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts emotions and energy patterns that limit your consciousness Finally with perfect clarity... this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being The Untethered Soul has already touched the lives of countless readers and is now available in a special hardcover gift edition with ribbon bookmark the perfect gift for yourself a loved one or anyone who wants a keepsake edition of this remarkable book Visit www untetheredsoul com for more information more
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers... practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
The Freakonomics of math a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned In How Not to Be Wrong Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is Math isn t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life but rather touches everything we do the whole world is shot through with it Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world It s a science of not being wrong hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument Armed with the tools of mathematics we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted How early should you get to the airport What does public opinion really represent Why do tall parents have shorter children Who really won Florida in 2000 And how likely are you really to develop cancer How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more using the mathematician s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman minus the jargon Ellenberg chases mathematical... threads through a vast range of time and space from the everyday to the cosmic encountering among other things baseball Reaganomics daring lottery schemes Voltaire the replicability crisis in psychology Italian Renaissance painting artificial languages the development of non-Euclidean geometry the coming obesity apocalypse Antonin Scalia s views on crime and punishment the psychology of slime molds what Facebook can and can t figure out about you and the existence of God Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need Math as Ellenberg says is an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense vastly multiplying its reach and strength With the tools of mathematics in hand you can understand the world in a deeper more meaningful way How Not to Be Wrong will show you how more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells taken without her knowledge in 1951 became one of the most important tools in medicine vital for developing the polio vaccine cloning gene mapping and more Henrietta s cells have been bought and sold by the billions yet she remains virtually unknown and her family can t afford health insurance This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics race and medicine of scientific discovery and faith healing and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew
The remarkable story of James Howard Billy Williams whose uncanny rapport with the world s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill Billy Williams came to colonial Burma in 1920 fresh from service in World War I to a job as a forest man for a British teak company Mesmerized by the intelligence character and even humor of the great animals who hauled logs through the remote jungles he became a gifted elephant wallah Increasingly skilled at treating their illnesses and injuries he also championed more humane treatment for them even establishing an elephant school and hospital In return he said the elephants made him a better man The friendship of one magnificent tusker in particular Bandoola would be revelatory In Elephant Company Vicki Constantine Croke chronicles Williams s growing love for elephants as the animals provide him lessons in courage trust and gratitude But Elephant Company is also a tale of war and daring When Imperial Japanese forces invaded Burma in 1942 Williams joined the elite Force 136 the British dirty tricks department operating behind enemy lines His war elephants would carry supplies build bridges and transport the sick and elderly... over treacherous mountain terrain Now well versed in the ways of the jungle an older wiser Williams even added to his stable by smuggling more elephants out of Japanese-held territory As the occupying authorities put a price on his head Williams and his elephants faced his most perilous test In a Hollywood-worthy climax Elephant Company cornered by the enemy attempted a desperate escape a risky trek over the mountainous border to India with a bedraggled group of refugees in tow Elephant Bill s exploits would earn him top military honors and the praise of famed Field Marshal Sir William Slim Part biography part war epic and part wildlife adventure Elephant Company is an inspirational narrative that illuminates a little-known chapter in the annals of wartime heroism Praise for Elephant Company I have to confess my love of elephants made me apprehensive to review a book about their role in World War II But as soon as I began to read Elephant Company I realized that not only was my heart safe but that this book is about far more than just the war or even elephants This is the story of friendship loyalty and breathtaking bravery that transcends species Vicki Croke is a natural storyteller Elephant Company is nothing less than a sweeping tale masterfully written Sara Gruen The New York Times Book Review Elephant Company is as powerful and big-hearted as the animals of its title Billy Williams is an extraordinary character a real-life reverse Tarzan raised in civilization who finds wisdom and his true self living among jungle beasts Vicki Constantine Croke delivers an exciting tale of this elephant-whisperer-cum-war-hero while beautifully reminding us of the enduring bonds between animals and humans Mitchell Zuckoff author of Lost in Shangri-La and Frozen in Time The true-life heroics of Elephant Company during World War II highlight how animals and humans together can achieve extraordinary things Croke s evocative writing and deep understanding of the animal-human bond bring vividly to life Elephant Bill s great passion and almost mystical connection with his magnificent beasts This is a wonderful read Elizabeth Letts author of The Eighty-Dollar Championmore
Two men face off against an all-powerful navy and the fate of the ocean s most majestic creatures hangs in the balance A gripping brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the oceans Bob WoodwardWar of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy s best-kept secrets a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound and drives whales onto beaches As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas Investigating this calamity Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth When Balcomb and Reynolds team up to expose the truth behind an epidemic of mass strandings the stage is set for an epic battle that pits admirals against activists rogue submarines against weaponized dolphins and national security against the need to safeguard the ocean environment Waged in secret military labs and the nation s highest court War of the Whales is a real-life thriller that combines the best of... legal drama natural history and military intrigue more