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What Is Wrong with Scientology?

Taal: engels

Auteur: Mark 'Marty' Rathbun

The first critical treatment of Scientology that seeks to identify and correct what is wrong with it rather than to merely expose or advocate against the subject. A handbook for former, current and prospective members. The book can help to heal any damage done by misuse while rehabilitating any positives derived from Scientology. The book also serves to proof up an individual against being harmed by misapplication of Scientology in the future. As the first simple, accurate description of the philosophy from its introductory to its most advanced levels, the book will inform those interested in Scientology as no other available work has.

Whats happening!

neo-avantgarde en de Nederlandse kunstkritiek 1958-1975

Auteur: Jonneke Jobse

What's happening? neemt de lezer mee naar de roerige jaren zestig en zeventig. Het Stedelijk Museum schudde kunstwereld en publiek wakker met tentoonstellingen als 'Bewogen Beweging', 'Dylaby' en 'Op Losse Schroeven'. Het Van Abbemuseum organiseerde de eerste tentoonstelling in Nederland van Joseph Beuys, het Haags Gemeentemuseum presenteerde minimal art, Sonsbeek 71 ging alle perken te buiten en de documenta in Kassel en de Biënnale in Venetië werden mikpunt van kunstenaarsprotesten. De kunstwereld trilde op zijn grondvesten. Ook de rol van de criticus stond ter discussie.

Jonneke Jobse en Catrien Schreuder selecteerden 37 artikelen van toonaangevende critici als Cor Blok, Carel Blotkamp, Jan Eijkelboom, Rudi Fuchs, Betty van Garrel, George Lampe, Lambert Tegenbosch en Dolf Welling, die laten zien hoe er in de kunstkritiek op de artistieke vernieuwingen is gereageerd.

Jonneke Jobse was tot 2012 werkzaam als universitair hoofddocent aan de opleiding kunstgeschiedenis van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Zij publiceert over naoorlogse beeldende kunst en kunstkritiek.

Catrien Schreuder is werkzaam als hoofd Educatie en publieksbegeleiding van Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Zij publiceerde onder meer over videokunst.

What's Luck Got to Do with It?

Taal: engels

Auteur: Joseph Mazur

Why do so many gamblers risk it all when they know the odds of winning are against them? Why do they believe dice are ''hot'' in a winning streak? Why do we expect heads on a coin toss after several flips have turned up tails? What's Luck Got to Do with It? takes a lively and eye-opening look at the mathematics, history, and psychology of gambling to reveal the most widely held misconceptions about luck. It exposes the hazards of feeling lucky, and uses the mathematics of predictable outcomes to show when our chances of winning are actually good.

Mathematician Joseph Mazur traces the history of gambling from the earliest known archaeological evidence of dice playing among Neolithic peoples to the first systematic mathematical studies of games of chance during the Renaissance, from government-administered lotteries to the glittering seductions of grand casinos, and on to the global economic crisis brought on by financiers' trillion-dollar bets. Using plenty of engaging anecdotes, Mazur explains the mathematics behind gambling--including the laws of probability, statistics, betting against expectations, and the law of large numbers--and describes the psychological and emotional factors that entice people to put their faith in winning that ever-elusive jackpot despite its mathematical improbability.

As entertaining as it is informative, What's Luck Got to Do with It? demonstrates the pervasive nature of our belief in luck and the deceptive psychology of winning and losing.

What's Mine is Yours

Auteur: Rachel Botsman / Roo Rogers
How collaborative consumption is changing the way we live

In the 20th century humanity consumed products faster than ever, but this way of living is no longer sustainable. This new and important book shows how technological advances are driving forms of 'collaborative consumption' which will change forever the ways in which we interact both with businesses and with each other. The average lawn mower is used for four hours a year. The average power drill is used for only twenty minutes in its entire lifespan. The average car is unused for 22 hours a day, and even when it is being used there are normally three empty seats. Surely there must be a way to get the benefit out of things like mowers, drills and even cars, without having to carry the huge up-front costs of ownership? There is indeed. Collaborative consumption is not just a buzzword, it is a new win-win way of life. This insightful and thought-provoking new book by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers is an important and fast-moving survey of the dramatic changes we are seeing in the way we consume products. Many of us are familiar with freecycle, eBay, couchsurfing and Zipcar. But these are just the beginning of a new phenomenon. Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers have interviewed business leaders and opinion formers around the world to draw together the many strands of Collaborative Consumption into a coherent and challenging argument to show that the way we did business and consumerism in the 20th century is not the way we will do it in the 21st century.

Taal: engels

What's Next, Gen X?

Auteur: Tamara J. Erickson

Taal: engels


As a member of Generation X - that thirty to forty-five age cohort your career path has been anything but easy. Dominated by hypercompetitive Boomers early in your career, you now face an invasion of idealistic Gen Y's. Add to that a recession that has triggered massive layoffs and kept many retirement-age Boomers in the workforce, and you face a tough question as you head into your midcareer life . . . what do you do now? In What's Next, Gen X?, Tamara Erickson identifies practical frameworks and tools you can use to determine how to achieve your personal definition of success at this point in your career and in the decades to come. Based on Erickson's extensive research and punctuated by the voices of many Gen X'ers, this book will show you how to:

Find work that aligns with your passions

Understand what makes Boomers and Y's tick—and work with them more productively

Spot and seize newly emerging professional opportunities

Develop a "cubicle exit plan" if corporate life is no longer for you

Assess your "fit" working with small businesses, nonprofits, or start-ups

Leverage unique "X'er" traits to become an effective leader

Where good ideas come from

Auteur: Steve Johnston
The natural history of innovation

Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? In Where Good Ideas Come From , Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative popular thinkers, explores the secrets of inspiration.

Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a unique perspective that draws on his fluency in fields ranging from neurobiology to new media. Why have cities historically been such hubs of innovation? What do the printing press and Apple have in common? And what does this have to do with the creation and evolution of life itself? Johnson presents the answers to these questions and more in his infectious, culturally omnivoracious style, using examples from thinkers in a range of disciplines - from Charles Darwin to Tim Berners-Lee - to provide the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of inspiration. He identifies the five key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies.

Most exhilarating is his conclusion: with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. By recognizing where and how patterns of creativity occur - whether within a school, a software platform or a social movement - he shows how we can make more of our ideas good ones.

Taal: engels

Whiplash een strijd om erkenning

een medisch-psychologische benadering

Auteur: Carien Karsten

Jaarlijks lopen nog steeds 30. 000 mensen een vorm van whiplash op. Het bekendst is de klap in de nek bij een plotselinge schok zoals bij een autobotsing kan optreden, maar er zijn natuurlijk veel meer soorten ongelukken die whiplash tot gevolg hebben.
In dit boek geeft de auteur uitvoerig inzicht in het ziektebeeld. Deskundigen verklaren in alledaagse taal een aantal tot nu toe weinig begrepen klachten zoals vermoeidheid, hormonale ontregeling, verstoring van dag- en nachtritme en temperatuurswisselingen. Patiënten vertellen hoe een klein ongeluk soms grote gevolgen had voor hun leven en hoe ze daarmee omgaan.
Whiplash! Wat nu? geeft inzicht in de werkwijze en het nut van de bestaande medische en psychologische hulp, behandelt vragen over letselschade, verzekeringen en aangepaste arbeidsomstandigheden, en vat de veelheid van inzichten en meningen samen in een persoonlijke, deskundige en integrale visie.