πŸ“’ Author : Maajid Nawaz
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 296
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781493025725
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement spreading throughout Europe and Asia in the 1980s and 90s. At 16, he was already a ranking member in Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a top recruiter, a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam’s political power across the world. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was rounded up in the aftermath of 9/11 along with many other radical Muslims. He was sent to an Egyptian prison where he was, fortuitously, jailed along with the assassins of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The 20 years in prison had changed the assassins’ views on Islam and violence; Maajid went into prison preaching to them about the Islamist cause, but the lessons ended up going the other way. He came out of prison four years later completely changed, convinced that his entire belief system had been wrong, and determined to do something about it. He met with activists and heads of state, built a network, and started a foundation, Quilliam, funded by the British government, to combat the rising Islamist tide in Europe and elsewhere, using his intimate knowledge of recruitment tactics in order to reverse extremism and persuade Muslims that the β€˜narrative’ used to recruit them (that the West is evil and the cause of all of Muslim suffering), is false. Radical, first published in the UK, is a fascinating and important look into one man's journey out of extremism and into something else entirely. This U.S. edition contains a "Preface for US readers" and a new, updated epilogue.


πŸ“’ Author : James Oakes
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007
πŸ“’ Pages : 328
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0393061949
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : A narrative history of the Civil War looks at the lives and careers of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two men who played iconic roles during the era and who had a profound impact on the Civil War, slavery and emancipation, and race and equality.


πŸ“’ Author : Mary Treinen Moslen
πŸ“’ Publisher : CRC Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1992-02-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0849351618
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : This timely volume describes the contributions of free radicals and reactive oxygen species to disease processes in a variety of tissues. Topics include the roles of lipid peroxide-modified lipoproteins in atherosclerosis, peroxidation products in retinopathy, reactive oxygen species and neutrophils in mycardial ischemia-reflow injury, iron and reactive oxygen species in hemoglobin-mediated CNS damage and in asbestos-mediated lung injury. Critical reviews examine the evidence for radical species in ethanol-induced liver injury and in muscular dystrophy. The wealth of new information presented makes this book valuable for teaching and an important reference volume for researchers exploring problems in human disease.


πŸ“’ Author : Jacqueline Rhodes
πŸ“’ Publisher : SUNY Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 130
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0791462927
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.


πŸ“’ Author : Anthony Chemero
πŸ“’ Publisher : MIT Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-08-19
πŸ“’ Pages : 272
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780262258081
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : While philosophers of mind have been arguing over the status of mental representations in cognitive science, cognitive scientists have been quietly engaged in studying perception, action, and cognition without explaining them in terms of mental representation. In this book, Anthony Chemero describes this nonrepresentational approach (which he terms radical embodied cognitive science), puts it in historical and conceptual context, and applies it to traditional problems in the philosophy of mind. Radical embodied cognitive science is a direct descendant of the American naturalist psychology of William James and John Dewey, and follows them in viewing perception and cognition to be understandable only in terms of action in the environment. Chemero argues that cognition should be described in terms of agent-environment dynamics rather than in terms of computation and representation. After outlining this orientation to cognition, Chemero proposes a methodology: dynamical systems theory, which would explain things dynamically and without reference to representation. He also advances a background theory: Gibsonian ecological psychology, "shored up" and clarified. Chemero then looks at some traditional philosophical problems (reductionism, epistemological skepticism, metaphysical realism, consciousness) through the lens of radical embodied cognitive science and concludes that the comparative ease with which it resolves these problems, combined with its empirical promise, makes this approach to cognitive science a rewarding one. "Jerry Fodor is my favorite philosopher," Chemero writes in his preface, adding, "I think that Jerry Fodor is wrong about nearly everything." With this book, Chemero explains nonrepresentational, dynamical, ecological cognitive science as clearly and as rigorously as Jerry Fodor explained computational cognitive science in his classic work The Language of Thought.


πŸ“’ Author : Heinz G. Viehe
πŸ“’ Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1986-09-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 482
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9027723400
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : 'This book as a top level scientific kaleidoscope is recommended to all organic chemists and related researchers who wish to know and apply the results of the modern radical chemistry. Anyone who would like to participate in the exciting further development of this area should read this book from cover to cover.' Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1987


πŸ“’ Author : Clemens Sonntag
πŸ“’ Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-03-20
πŸ“’ Pages : 523
πŸ“’ ISBN : 3540305920
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : The free-radical chemistry of DNA had been discussed in some detail in 1987 in my book The Chemical Basis of Radiation Biology. Obviously, the more recent developments and the concomitant higher level of understanding of mechanistic details are missing. Moreover, in the living cell, free-radical DNA damage is not only induced by ionizing radiation, but free-radical-induced DNA damage is a much more general phenomenon. It was, therefore, felt that it is now timely to review our present knowledge of free-radical-induced DNA damage induced by all conceivable free-radical-generating sources. Originally, it had been thought to include also a very important aspect, the repair of DNA damage by the cell’s various repair enzymes. Kevin Prise (Cancer Campaign, Gray Laboratory, L- don) was so kind to agree to write this part. However, an adequate description of this strongly expanding area would have exceeded the allocated space by much, and this section had to be omitted. The directors of the Max-Planck-Institut fΓΌr Strahlenchemie (now MPI fΓΌr Bioanorganische Chemie), Karl Wieghardt and Wolfgang Lubitz, kindly allowed me to continue to use its facilities after my retirement in 2001. Notably, our - brarian, Mrs. Jutta Theurich, and her right-hand help, Mrs. Rosemarie Schr- er, were most helpful in getting hold of the literature. I thank them very much. Without their constant help, this would have been very difficult indeed.


πŸ“’ Author : Jonathan Lear
πŸ“’ Publisher : Harvard University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 187
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0674023293
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Philosophy

SYNOPSIS : The philosophy and ethical inquiry of a people faced with the end of their way of life is pursued through the story of the Crow Nation as their culture was about to collapse.


πŸ“’ Author : D. C. Nonhebel
πŸ“’ Publisher : CUP Archive
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1974-01-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 572
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0521201497
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Science

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πŸ“’ Author : Richard Menary
πŸ“’ Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 255
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9789027241511
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Psychology

SYNOPSIS : "This collection is a much-needed remedy to the confusion about which varieties of enactivism are robust yet viable rejections of traditional representationalism approaches to cognitivism Β– and which are not. Hutto's paper is the pivot around which the expert commentators, enactivists and non-enactivists alike, sketch out the implications of enactivism for a wide variety of issues: perception, emotion, the theory of content, cognition, development, social interaction, and more. The inclusion of thoughtful replies from Hutto gives the volume a further degree of depth and integration often lacking in collections of essays. Anyone interested in assessing the current cutting-edge developments in the embodied and situated sciences of the mind will want to read this book."Ron Chrisley, University of Sussex, UK