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The Creative Gene

Author : Hideo Kojima
Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2021-10-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781974729531

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Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture. -- VIZ Media

Death Stranding - Death Stranding: The Official Novelization – Volume 2

Author : Hitori Nojima
Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
Page : 298 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2021-02-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781789096590

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Death Stranding - Death Stranding: The Official Novelization – Volume 2 by Hitori Nojima Pdf

The second volume of the official novelization of the best-selling and award-winning videogame Death Stranding, created by legendary game-creator Hideo Kojima. Mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural phenomena known as the Death Stranding. Spectral creatures that devour the living have pushed humanity to the brink of extinction, causing countries to fall and survivors to scatter and live in pockets of isolation. Sam Porter Bridges, the legendary porter with the ability to return from the world of the dead, has been entrusted to save mankind from the brink of destruction. Plagued by haunting visions, and tracked by Higgs, a man who longs to see humanity extinct, Sam must finally discover the truth behind the Death Stranding and fate of this world.

The Creativity Gene

Author : Rose Gabler
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2021-05-16
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798504407883

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The Creativity Gene is an essential resource for creators in every industry to empower their unique abilities to produce new, impactful results. Rose Gabler exposes the need for creative clarification in personal and professional endeavors. She has identified five of the most impactful contributing factors to achieving creative success through interviews with dozens of experts in various industries worldwide. These five traits, including your Life Experience, Expertise, Environment, Flexibility, and Grit, will empower your unique creative advantages and will inspire you to find creative connections with your goals, making you unstoppable.The Creativity Gene will help you:-Identify your creative strengths.-Empower your creative potential.-Align your creative superpower with your goals.Praise for The Creativity Gene By Rose Gabler:"In this masterful work, she leads us on a journey to open our minds, expand our horizons and unleash the creativity that lives within us. A must read."-Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors"The Creativity Gene presents inspiring stories and practices for accessing the benefits of creativity in our everyday lives. Rose's book will impact readers in meaningful, action-driven ways." -Shannon Kenny, Founder of Prontopia and Author"...A mind map for creatively developing your own set of understandings about the genesis, symbiosis, antibiosis, and nurturance of creativity as a destination."-John Dallas, Founder of Enclave Learning & Earning Center and Author"Creativity will be essential for all of us as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution. Rose's book is timely, insightful, and practical. It truly accomplishes the goal of empowering your own creativity."-Quenton Marty, President of MATTER"Rose Gabler demonstrates that creativity can be cultivated by anyone and the path is found in her five traits. With the cultivation of these tools, the reader will develop a confidence in their unique perceptions of opportunities." -Christopher McCord Stephenson, D.O. General Internist, Research Physician, and Osteopathic @rosegab @thecreativitygene

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima

Author : Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Page : 222 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2020-09-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781506713557

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A beautifully realized tome inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and featuring art from the delicately crafted video game from Sucker Punch Productions. Dark Horse Books and Sucker Punch Productions are honored to present The Art of Ghost of Tsushima. Explore a unique and intimate look at the Tsushima Islands--all collected into a gorgeous, ornately designed art book. Step into the role of Tsushima Island's last samurai, instilling fear and fighting back against the Mongolian invasion of Japan in the open-world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima. This volume vividly showcases every detail of the vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques, along with a look at storyboards and renders from the most intense, eloquent, and expressive cinematic moments of the game.

The Selfish Gene

Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Medical
ISBN : 0192860925

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The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins Pdf

Science need not be dull and bogged down by jargon, as Richard Dawkins proves in this entertaining look at evolution. The themes he takes up are the concepts of altruistic and selfish behaviour; the genetical definition of selfish interest; the evolution of aggressive behaviour; kinshiptheory; sex ratio theory; reciprocal altruism; deceit; and the natural selection of sex differences. 'Should be read, can be read by almost anyone. It describes with great skill a new face of the theory of evolution.' W.D. Hamilton, Science

Who is the Scientist-Subject?

Author : Esha Shah
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Page : 247 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2018-05-20
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 9780429953170

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Who is the Scientist-Subject? by Esha Shah Pdf

This book explores two disparate sets of debates in the history and philosophy of the life sciences: the history of subjectivity in shaping objective science and the history of dominance of reductionism in molecular biology. It questions the dominant conception of the scientist-subject as a neo-Kantian ideal self – that is, the scientist as a unified and wilful, self-determined, self-regulated, active and autonomous, rational subject wilfully driven by social and scientific ethos – in favour of a narrative that shows how the microcosm of reductionism is sustained, adopted, questioned, or challenged in the creative struggles of the scientist-subject. The author covers a century-long history of the concept of the gene as a series of "pioneering moments" through an engagement with life-writings of eminent scientists to show how their ways of being and belonging relate with the making of the science. The scientist-self is theorized as fundamentally a feeling, experiencing, and suffering subject split between the conscious and unconscious and constitutive of personality aspects that are emotional/psychological, "situated" (cultural and ideological), metaphysical, intersubjective, and existential at the same time. An engaging interdisciplinary interpretation of the dominance of reductionism in genetic science, this book will be of major interest to scholars and researchers of science, history, and philosophy alike.

The Gene

Author : Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2016-05-17
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781476733531

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The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History Now includes an excerpt from Siddhartha Mukherjee’s new book Song of the Cell! From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). “Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself.” —Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).

Gene Therapy of Cancer

Author : Stanton L. Gerson,Edmund C. Lattime
Publisher : Elsevier
Page : 534 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2002-04-04
Category : Science
ISBN : 0080491367

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Gene Therapy of Cancer by Stanton L. Gerson,Edmund C. Lattime Pdf

The Second Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic science and ongoing research in this field, examining the state of the art technology in gene therapy and its therapeutic applications to the treatment of cancer. The clinical chapters are improved to include new areas of research and more successful trials. Chapters emphasize the scientific basis of gene therapy using immune, oncogene, antisense, pro-drug activating, and drug resistance gene targets, while other chapters discuss therapeutic approaches and clinical applications. This book is a valuable reference for anyone needing to stay abreast of the latest advances in gene therapy treatment for cancer. Key Features * Provides in-depth description of targeted systems and treatment strategies * Explains the underlying cancer biology necessary for understanding a given therapeutic approach * Extensively covers immune therapeutics of vaccines, cytokines, and peptide-induced responses * Presents translational focus with emphasis on requirements for clinical implementation * Incorporates detailed illustrations of vectors and therapeutic approaches ideal for classroom presentations and general reference

Genetic Twists of Fate

Author : Stanley Fields,Mark Johnston
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2013-02-08
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780262518642

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How tiny variations in our personal DNA can determine how we look, how we behave, how we get sick, and how we get well. News stories report almost daily on the remarkable progress scientists are making in unraveling the genetic basis of disease and behavior. Meanwhile, new technologies are rapidly reducing the cost of reading someone's personal DNA (all six billion letters of it). Within the next ten years, hospitals may present parents with their newborn's complete DNA code along with her footprints and APGAR score. In Genetic Twists of Fate, distinguished geneticists Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston help us make sense of the genetic revolution that is upon us. Fields and Johnston tell real life stories that hinge on the inheritance of one tiny change rather than another in an individual's DNA: a mother wrongly accused of poisoning her young son when the true killer was a genetic disorder; the screen siren who could no longer remember her lines because of Alzheimer's disease; and the president who was treated with rat poison to prevent another heart attack. In an engaging and accessible style, Fields and Johnston explain what our personal DNA code is, how a few differences in its long list of DNA letters makes each of us unique, and how that code influences our appearance, our behavior, and our risk for such common diseases as diabetes or cancer.

The Sports Gene

Author : David Epstein
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2013-08-01
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781101622636

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The Sports Gene by David Epstein Pdf

The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

The Creative Age

Author : Gene D. Cohen
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9780380800711

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The author shows how the unique combination of age, experience, and creativity can produce inner growth and potential for everyone.

Gene Kelly

Author : Earl J. Hess,Pratibha A. Dabholkar
Publisher : University Press of Kansas
Page : 576 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2020-10-02
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780700630172

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Gene Kelly by Earl J. Hess,Pratibha A. Dabholkar Pdf

Whether as a curiosity or a beloved idol, Gene Kelly (1912–1996) lives on in our cultural memory as a fantastic dancer in MGM musicals, especially Singin’ in the Rain. But dancing, however extraordinary, was only one of his many gifts. This book, for the first time, offers a full picture of Gene Kelly as the Renaissance man he actually was—dancer, yes, but also choreographer, actor, clown, singer, director, teacher, and mentor. Kelly was star of radio and television as well as film, avant-garde as artist and auteur but also ahead of the curve in opening the world of dance to differences of race, ethnicity, and gender. Gene Kelly: The Making of a Creative Legend takes us from Kelly’s youth in Depression-era Pittsburgh through his years on Broadway and ascendance to stardom in Hollywood. Authors Hess and Dabholkar pay particular attention to his work with the US Navy, solo directing, and lesser-known but considerable accomplishments in television, radio, and on the stage in later years. The book gives us a rare inside look at Kelly’s relationships with dancing partners and peers from Leslie Caron, Vera-Ellen, and Cyd Charisse to Fred Astaire, and at his directorial collaboration with Stanley Donen and Vincent Minnelli; and at his solo directing. The authors show us significant but little-examined facets of Kelly’s character and career, such as the political convictions that got him graylisted in Hollywood; his passion for creating cine-dance and serving as an ambassador of dance in America; and his forging of links between dance, civil rights, and the “common man.” Steeped in research and replete with photographs, this career biography uniquely encompasses all phases of Gene Kelly’s life and work—and finally gives us a full portrait of this central figure in the history of the film musical during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Wyeth People

Author : Gene Logsdon
Publisher : Swallow Press
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015058067862

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Wyeth People is the story of one writer's search for the meaning of artistic creativity, approached from personal contact with the work of one of the world's great artists, Andrew Wyeth. In the 1960s, just beginning his career as a writer, Gene Logsdon read a magazine article about Andrew Wyeth in which the artist commented at length on his own creative impulse. What he said seemed so true and right and so directly applicable to writing as well as to painting that the young writer was transfixed. He was resolved to talk to Andrew Wyeth, even though warned that the artist could be as elusive as a wild rabbit. Not quite by accident, the writer and the painter met in a roadside diner, and what happened from then on is what Wyeth People is about-an effort to explain a famous artist, his work, and the people who love it, by an intrigued outsider. Wyeth People is the result of Gene Logsdon's search to find the colorful people Wyeth painted and to interview them. Originally published in 1969, Wyeth People describes how the author solved the mystery of the creative impulse, at least to his own satisfaction. It is reprinted here in paperback for the first time. As Logsdon writes: "The story of my search for why I (and millions of other people) find Wyeth's art among the greatest that human culture has produced, is ongoing. I may never fully end my quest. But this I know. I was lucky enough to have participated in some small way in the cultural process by which an artist and his work became a classic part of American tradition. That I was able to talk to people like Karl Kuerner and Forrest Wall produced in me the same kind of knowledge and exhilaration that I would gain if I were viewing Michelangelo's David and David came alive and spoke to me." Swallow Press welcomes the opportunity to bring this remarkable book back into print.

Profiles of Genius

Author : Gene N. Landrum
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : UOM:49015002142165

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The story of creative and innovative behavior is about change," says author Gene N. Landrum. "In this case it is about thirteen iconoclastic individuals who have demonstrated a unique ability to deal with change in the world and redefine it for their own purposes." Landrum calls these individuals the "change masters," entrepreneurial geniuses whose innovations have had a profound influence on modern society: Steven Jobs (Apple Computer), Fred Smith (Federal Express), Tom Monaghan (Domino's Pizza), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), William Gates III (Microsoft), Marcel Bich (Bic), Solomon Price (The Price Club), Howard Head (Head Ski), William Lear (Lear Jet), Soichiro Honda (Honda), Akio Morita (Sony), Arthur Jones (Nautilus), and Ted Turner (CNN). Each of these business giants was motivated by what Landrum describes as an "innovisionary personality," which drove them to follow a unique inner vision of success and gave them an inviolable belief in themselves. Profiles of Genius demonstrates, through thirteen dynamic examples, that future entrepreneurial success in a global marketplace will depend on technological innovation, adaptability to change, intelligent risk-taking, and competitive drive.

The Book of the New Sun: Volume 1

Author : Gene Wolfe
Publisher : Gollancz
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2017-01-10
Category : Exiles
ISBN : 1473216494

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The Book of the New Sun: Volume 1 by Gene Wolfe Pdf

An extraordinary epic, set a million years in the future, in the time of a dying sun, when our present culture is no longer even a memory. Severian, a torturer's apprentice, is exiled from his guild after falling in love with one of his prisoners. Ordered to the distant city of Thrax, armed with his ancient executioner's sword, Terminus Est, Severian must make his way across the perilous, ruined landscape of this far-future Urth. But is his finding of the mystical gem, the Claw of the Conciliator, merely an accident, or does Fate have a grander plans for Severian the torturer . . . ? This edition contains the first two volumes of this four volume novel, The Shadow of the Torturer and The Claw of the Conciliator.