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1. Using genograms to facilitate
2. The Neuro-Genetic Roots of Organizational
3. The Leadership Gene: The Genetic
4. Outstanding traits: in a selected
5. Plant Breeding and Agrarian Research
6. The Human Career: Human Biological
7. Organizational Genetics
8. The effect of Egalitarian and
9. Dcg: Biochemistry, Cell Biology
10. Instinct: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial
11. Degree Course Guides 1994-95:
12. Talent, opportunity and career:
13. Responsibility at Work: How Leading
14. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing
15. The Baby Business: How Money,
16. DNA Analysis: Forensic Fluids
17. Boys and Girls Learn Differently!
18. The Uses of Discretion (Oxford
19. Where the Truth Lies: Franz Moewus
20. DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science

1. Using genograms to facilitate undergraduate students' career development: a group model.: An article from: Career Development Quarterly
by Krista M. Malott, Sandy Magnuson
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Title: Using genograms to facilitate undergraduate students' career development: a group model.
Author: Krista M. Malott
Publication: Career Development Quarterly (Refereed)
Date: December 1, 2004
Publisher: National Career Development Association
Volume: 53Issue: 2Page: 178(9)

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2. The Neuro-Genetic Roots of Organizational Behavior
by Daniel A. Silverman
Paperback: 112 Pages (2000-02-22)
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Engaging and thought provoking, "The Neuro-Genetic Roots of Organizational Behavior" is an unprecedented work that explores how neurology and genetics structure organizational life. Author Daniel A. Silverman presents the latest discoveries in neurology and genetics, discussing their practical applications for business organization. Specifically, he investigates how neuro-genetics filter perceptual inputs and limit possibilities for action. Those interested in business and organizational studies as well as students of psychology, neurology and genetics will find this book enlightening. ... Read more

3. The Leadership Gene: The Genetic Code of a Life-Long Leadership Career
by Cyril Levicki
Hardcover: 272 Pages (1998-06)
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Cyril Levicki believes that leaders are born, not made. That leaders don't manage and managers don't lead and that personal and professional balance is essential for good leaders to succeed. The Leadership Gene looks at the particular trait within people that mark them out as leaders. Levicki shows how to identify whether you have this trait and what can be done to develop it throughout the stages of your career. This book offers indispensable advice, applicable to all leaders, whatever stage of their career they are in, from postroom to boardroom. Packed with psychometrics, anecdotes and examples, read this book and find out whether you possess "the leadership gene".Author :Cyril Levicki has had a varied career from running his own retail business, to lecturing in London and New York, to running his own international consultancy. ... Read more

4. Outstanding traits: in a selected college group,: With some reference to career interests and war records (Genetic psychology monographs)
by Frederic Lyman Wells
 Unknown Binding: 255 Pages (1946)

Asin: B0007E4EYC
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5. Plant Breeding and Agrarian Research in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institutes 1933-1945: Calories, Caoutchouc, Careers (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science)
by Susanne Heim
Hardcover: 238 Pages (2008-06-06)
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The book offers a history of the agricultural sciences in Nazi Germany. It analyzes scientific practice under the Nazi regime, Nazi agricultural policy and autarkic strategies as well as expansion policy in Eastern Europe. It also offers new insights into the Auschwitz concentration camp. It outlines the Nazi s comprehensive nutritional and agricultural research program intended to prepare Germany for war by raising productivity through scientific means, researching the relation between nutrition and performance at the edge of starvation, and restructuring the agricultural economy of the continent. The book reveals the relation between science and power in Nazi Germany beyond the usual dichotomy that paints scientists in Nazi Germany either as victims of oppression or as sadistic beasts. It shows the involvement of a high ranking scientific elite in the Nazi regime of occupation and looting of cultural goods in the occupied eastern territories largely for the sake of their own careers. The main audience the book addresses are students of history and the history of science, and anyone interested in the history of Nazi Germany.

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6. The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins
by Richard G. Klein
 Hardcover: 544 Pages (1989-12-15)
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"It is a long time since I have been as enthusiastic about a book on human evolution as I am about Richard Klein's The HumanCareer."--Leslie Aiello, Times Higher Education Supplement

"[This book] will set a standard by which future books,setting out the course of human evolution, may measure theirsuccess."--Bobby Joe Williams, Quarterly Review of Biology

"The best introduction to the problems and data of modernpalaeoanthropology yet published."--Penny Dransart, Antiquity ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Leading Paleoanthropologist
This is Klein's major work.Very comprehensive.He is a leading figure in paleoanthropology.But as new discoveries come in and new papers are published, revised editions of this book are necessary.For readers who have some idea of the subject only.

Klein and his school of thought are weakest on the period after c 40,000. They believe Neanderthals were exterminated.Accumulating evidence suggests that what he (and others) call "early moderns" in Europe all had manifest reduced Neanderthal traits.The Cro-Magnons have become an embarrassment to his otherwise erudite run through the evolutionary evidence.They were re-analysed as Neanderthaloid and redated as latecomers to Europe.

His writing on Neanderthals fails to fully credit them and the pre-Neanderthals, along with their diversity, for their many accomplishments, some of which continue down to modern times.This is essential reading for the serious student of paleoanthropology but not for the origin of modern Europeans.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Human Career. 3rd. edition
What's the matter with Amazon? I click on 'Look inside the cover' of the 3rd. edition - and it brings up the 2nd. edition.
And we think Star Wars technology is going to protect us.
This is a major new publication in the field of biological anthropology. Come on Amazon, give us the contents of the latest edition, not a ten-year old edition. Pull your socks up, take your fingers out, get on the road, try to run a decent railway.

5-0 out of 5 stars Before History Began
For the six million years before early humans evolved in a different direction from their chimpanzee cousins, there were no writings to consult about our (assuming the readers are human) evolution. This fine book fills this tremendous gap about our ancestors by examining the evidence from skeletal remains that reveal the development of human brain size, eating habits, and getting about on two legs. Klein evaluates this evidence fairly from the viewpoint of different scholars who attempt to relate this evidence to the development of human culture. The massive list of references at the back of the book cites over 2,400 books and journal articles, accompanied by a index of the pages where each reference is used in the text.If you want to knowabout human ancestors, andyou are not too overwhelmed by details clearly and fairly presented, you'll love to wander through this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars It helps to have some knowledge
about geology, anthropology and paleantology.This book gives minutely detailed information about everything from history to bones.It should really be used as a reference.There is probably no better book on the subject, it was recommended to me by an anthropologist

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and thorough
By far the most complete and up-to-date treatment of hominid evolution I have encountered.Covers every aspect of paleoanthropology, including climatic changes and dating techniques, in great detail and precision, but with language that even a non-scientist such as myself can understand.An outstanding reference book. ... Read more

7. Organizational Genetics
by Anthony Fedanzo, Ph.D. Anthony Fedanzo
Paperback: 176 Pages (2000-12-25)
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The central thesis of this book is that natural selection (and therefore Darwinian evolution in general) acts on those human organizations that employ sophisticated computerized database technology commonly characterized as "Fourth Generation" or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) type systems. ... Read more

8. The effect of Egalitarian and Complementarian gender role attitudes on career aspirations in Evangelical female undergraduate college students.: An article from: Journal of Psychology and Theology
by Colleen Warner Colaner, Susan C. Warner
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Title: The effect of Egalitarian and Complementarian gender role attitudes on career aspirations in Evangelical female undergraduate college students.
Author: Colleen Warner Colaner
Publication: Journal of Psychology and Theology (Magazine/Journal)
Date: September 22, 2005
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Volume: 33Issue: 3Page: 224(6)

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9. Dcg: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics: 2002/2003 (CRAC Series of Degree Course Guides)
 Paperback: 59 Pages (2002-05-01)

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The CRAC Degree Course Guides are informative directories, providing tables that give at-a-glance comparisons of full-time Honours Degree courses in the same subject. ... Read more

10. Instinct: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial DNA to Achieve Your Business Goals
by Thomas L. Harrison, Mary H. Frakes
Paperback: 272 Pages (2006-09-14)
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The first book to combine business management and scientific studies shows how the personality traits of successful entrepreneurs may be inheritedand what you can do to make the jump from employee to entrepreneur. What exactly does it mean to be a born leader? Are some people naturally endowed with characteristics that lead to success? Could success be the result of something in our DNA? INSTINCT explores the radical new concept that business success is based on cell biology, evolution, and genetics. Thomas L. Harrison shows readers how to determine if they have inherited these genesand how to compensate if they are lacking some of these vital traits. An important and groundbreaking book, INSTINCT is sure to revolutionize the business and science worlds for years to come. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If You Want To Understand What Makes Entrepreneurs Tick, Read This Book
As someone who has been entrepreneurial my entire life, and has recently embarked on a new venture, I can honestly say that Mr. Harrison's book touches on virtually every thought, plan, emotion, belief and vision I've had about my business. His exploration of entrepreneurial behavior, the relative importance of genetics and environment, and addressing how to maximize the potential of your natural gifts (and compensate for those you lack) was both validating and eye-opening.

And Mr. Harrison is obviously someone who has walked this talk. INSTINCT is filled not only with quotes and anecdotes about other successful entrepreneurs, but Mr. Harrison's own career experiences, transitioning from research scientist to pharmaceutical sales rep to ad agency account guy to CEO.

I highly recommend INSTINCT to anyone who is, or even suspects they may be, an entrepreneur. You will feel much better about yourself and your goals, and be much better prepared to keep moving forward, after reading this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Misleading
This book is misleading it creates a view of "entrepreneurship" that is empirically unsupported. It uses pseudo-scientific data and applies it to social phenomena, ignoring concepts like born-privilege and socialization.

Evolutionary psychology and similar disciplines are helpful in understanding root drives and certain human universals, but when it comes to explaining how some people succeed and others don't, it proves to be useless and oversimplified.

This is not a good book, and I only recommend reading it if you want to understand how to exploit science in order to argue favor of class difference.

This book is just an apologia for social Darwinism.

5-0 out of 5 stars Science grounds this title from generic prescriptiveness
Harrison sandwiches his entrepreneurial lessons firmly between hard science and qualitative anecdotes, avoiding the over-obvious 'duh factor' of most business titles.He manages to keep the narrative flowing and free of formulaic panaceas to all of life's ills.

The lessons comfortably adapt to individual personalities and reassure the reader in being the best of themselves versus 'like me'.By the end of Instinct, you'll certainly have gleaned at least a few tricks to sharpen yours.

And you'll sleep better knowing nice guys can finish first.

4-0 out of 5 stars Ambitious Body of Work
This book is an extremely ambitious project. Linking core DNA construct with behavior is exploring uncharted territory and Tom Harrison is courageous in attacking the subject.

The extent of the biological - attitudinal connection is arguable but the practical tools that reveal consistent behavioral patterns is compelling even life-shaping. I would love to see Tom pursue another link - that of spiritual impact on behavior. It's equally if not more ambitious than this effort.

In the end, I thought his editor may have let him down a bit in that the book's readability is somewhat less than optimum. Nevertheless, this is a provocative piece and one to be included in any journey of self-discovery.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book to read when working on what next step in life may be.
As a recent college graduate searching for direction and guidance, I found Instinct, by Mr. Tom Harrison, to be a very insightful book full of advice and personalized examples.

The charts and personality quizzes give the reader the opportunity to evaluate him or herself, making it easier to target weaknesses and strengths.

I cannot wait to give it to my friend and sister so that we are able to discuss it at length.

It is an excellent read for anyone at any point in their life, but has been a particular inspiration for me at this time in mine. ... Read more

11. Degree Course Guides 1994-95: Biological Sciences Comprising Biology, Botany, Cell and Molecular Biology, Marine Biology, Genetics and Zoology
 Paperback: Pages (1994-05-31)

Isbn: 1853248568
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One of a series which cover major areas of first degree study, this book deals with biological sciences and is updated every two years. It introduces the subject, lists institutions, describes courses and their content and sets out the entry requirements and career possibilities. Each annual series of titles is available as a bound volume and interactive software is also available to give quick reference to the mechanical data in each guide. ... Read more

12. Talent, opportunity and career: A twenty-six year follow-up of 1500 individuals
by Torsten Husén
 Unknown Binding: 309 Pages (1969)

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13. Responsibility at Work: How Leading Professionals Act (or Don't Act) Responsibly
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2007-08-17)
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Filled with original essays by Howard Gardner, William Damon, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi, and Jeanne Nakamura and based on a large-scale research project, the GoodWork® Project, Responsibility at Work reflects the information gleaned from in-depth interviews with more than 1,200 people from nine different professions—journalism, genetics, theatre, higher education, philanthropy, law, medicine, business, and pre-collegiate education. The book reveals how motivation, culture, and professional norms can intersect to produce work that is personally, socially, and economically beneficial. At the heart of the study is the revelation that the key to good work is responsilibilty—taking ownership for one’s work and its wider impact. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not easy reading material....
We selected this book for a work-based book discussion group.I would have given it five stars, but I think I may have been the only one in the room who had actually finished it.The rest of the group would have benefitted from doing so.

3-0 out of 5 stars was ok, but I had cancelled it, and it was sent anyway
I had ordered two nerf guns bu mistake, and before they were mailed I cancelled the one nerf gun, but it was sent anyway. Other then that they were ok. I just wouldn't order anything other then books again if I can't cancel a mistake.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing
I have been a big fan of Howard Gardner's prior books.So when this one came out I was looking forward to reading it.I was extremely disappointed.Howard's prior books had new frameworks and concepts that provided insights into leadership, personal development, etc.They were well written and enjoyable to read.This book is none of that.It is an academic treatise by a collection of authors that is weighty to read without any substantial new insights on responsibility at work.So it you are an executive like me looking for new thinking, you won't find it here.

5-0 out of 5 stars A comprehensive, in-depth look at what fosters responsible behavior in the workplace
Any book that includes contributions from Howard Gardner, Mihaly Csikzentmyhalyi, and William Damon is bound to be outstanding given their impressive talents.Their past works on changing minds, optimal experience and building character, respectively, had a considerable effect on the Connection Culture theory my colleagues and I developed in our recently-published book entitled Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team's Passion, Creativity, and Productivity.

Responsibility at Work is an important new contribution to understanding what leads to ethical behavior in the workplace.The book is a product of the GoodWork Project that began as a collaboration of the three aforementioned thought leaders in 1994.Since that time, a significant amount of research has been conducted to understand which factors affect responsible behavior in the workplace and how to foster habits of acting responsibly.

For me, what emerged from reading this book was a more nuanced understanding of the mindset and experiences of the people who act responsibly at work.A few of the findings about people who act responsibly that stood out to me were as follows:

* morality is important to their identities,
* they have a sense of purpose in their work,
* they feel a responsibility to connect with the people in their lives and with their community,
* they have an understanding and appreciation for the past (history) and a sense of obligation to future generations,
* they integrate their personal and professional lives (rather than compartmentalize them like the fictional character Tony Soprano, for example),
* they value excellence in work,
* they resist the temptation to compromise (that stems from time or competitive pressures) and try to be efficient as a means to fulfill their responsibilities to people and to do excellent work,
* they work in a culture (profession and/or workplace) that embraces their values that support acting responsibly,
* the mentors they had in life influenced their values to act responsibly
* as leaders they tend to be similar to the "servant leaders" described by Simon Greenleaf in his classic book,
* as they grow older, they tend to promote responsible behavior in their professions and mentor younger people to behave responsibly, and
* although not a guarantee, spirituality does help people take responsibility for their actions.

Responsibility at Work will help organizations develop a better feel for hiring and promoting employees who act responsibly.It will also help organizations thrive for sustained periods of time because, as my colleagues and I argue in our book, individuals who act responsibly also tend to help organizations develop the elements in a culture that unite employees and motivate them to acheive a common purpose.This book also supports the importance for leaders to be intentional about nurturing an environment at work that valuesresponsible behavior.

Responsibility at Work is a must read for anyone who wants to develop an in-depth understanding of how to create a healthy workplace.Congratulations to all of the contributors for their work on this fine book. ... Read more

14. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
by Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2008-09-15)
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With more than 100,000 copies sold of his self-published book, The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton teams up with Hay House to bring his message to an even wider audience. This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.

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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
This book is a "BRAINBUSTER". You may have to read it twice, but it's worth it. To me, this is "real" science. I have known for a long time that our beliefs control our body - Dr. Lipton proves it!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's the Environment Stupid!
I love that line from the book.

This book explains, from a scientific perspective, the mind-body-spirit connection and its relationship with our environment.It's not exactly a scientific work, and it isn't a book on spirituality either.

The character of our lives is based on how we perceive it. Genes are blueprints - the environment is the contractor that reads the blueprints. We are not victims of our genes.
On correlation vs. causation, Dr. Lipton states it is one thing for a gene to be linked to a disease and entirely another to cause a disease. If there are exceptions to a theory, it means the theory is incorrect. But as usual, accepted scientific paradigm trumps the evidence. The result? More pharmaceuticals for treatment of "environmental" conditions.

He makes great analogies in the section on Growth and Protection, explaining how stress affects our immune system and our growth.The section on Conscious Parenting goes into how to create a more nurturing environment for children, but he does not explain how, as adults, we can change our core beliefs... our subconscious.He touches on this in the Epilogue, and the websites listed are pretty informative.

Great book!

4-0 out of 5 stars Solution to Reprogram your Subconscious after reading the book
The book makes you understand the need to deal with your hidden beliefs, but you want the solutions as well. It took me 20 years to master subconscious reprogramming in myself and others. The first step was to identify these beliefs that no longer are needed. This is done with the help of kinesiology. Then I learned to reprogram limiting subconscious beliefs with desired corrections. This type of work required a lot of time to learn, but now I can read subconscious mind of any person as an open book, provided I get permission to work with this person. I identify the person's sabotaging beliefs and reprogram them on conscious and subconscious levels with the correct wording suggested by the person. It is very important that one feels good about the right choice of wording for the subconscious. At the beginning I thought that this work could only be done in person. But after a while I started working with people at a distance with the same great results.
I later on found in quantum physics explanations on why and how it was possible. Some of the people I worked with even were located in other countries. I prefer to use skype towitness the person's reaction when this reprogramming is completed. There is an inner transformation and a shift in consciousness that accompanies this work. If you need help with the solutions after reading the book, you can contact me at joyful108@yahoo.com. Best of luck, Bela.

2-0 out of 5 stars Interesting but...
I thought this book would be about how people form beliefs from a biological point of view.
While I did like a lot of his non spiritual ideas, his criticism of darwin / darwinians is unfounded as darwin fully explained how important environment is in evolution if you actually read "on the origin of species", and darwin knew nothing of genes or DNA so why slam darwinian evolution ? because it doesn't need a creator or spiritualism.

1-0 out of 5 stars Wow that was ignorant.
The person writing this text either has no idea what he's talking about, or he's lying through his teeth. I imagine it's a mixture of the two.

The process of cloning is entirely dependent on DNA generating the structure of biology. If DNA did not do this, cloning would not work. Today, clones are made quite frequently. Recently, a new human-made life form was announced at TED. The life form was made by injecting artificially coded DNA into an undeveloped bacterial cell. The new life form would not have grown, if DNA did not produce biological features. The life form, however, grew well, as expected. Modern day gene therapy is also based on DNA making our bodies. Many forms of SIDS has been cured due to gene therapy, and they form exquisite examples of how modern biology is on the right track.

The writer of this book throws thirty years of established research, effective medicine, and engineering out the window in the book's description.

The writer does not know what the word energy, means. Energy is the capacity to do work. A thought always has positive energy, regardless of what it's about. The writer doesn't even know the definitions of modern middle school physics.

The writer quite often claims that some person did some experiment that did something, without telling us his source. A much better book, that actually details the biology of thought and belief ( Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology, Ninth Edition (Adams & Victor's Principles of Neurology) ) outlines a comprehensive list of each of their sources at the end of each chapter. This book has no backing, and the writer knows it. Nothing in this book is "cutting edge", or even well researched.

Much of this book is based on religious superstition. Humans have always thought that their thoughts have effected their surroundings. That's how myths of telekinesis, and the like, started. This notion has been completely abandoned by science, because it doesn't help progress anything. Science has spent trillion of dollars and man hours developing machines that can communicate across the globe and can heal quicker then people three decades ago could even imagine. If we had that capability already in our brain, science would be all over it.

This book doesn't go into any detail, leaving most assertions at "X causes Y, isn't that cool". At no point is X causing Y ever demonstrated. The book at no point explains how our thoughts, currently explained to be patterns of electrons in the brain, could ever cause anything described in the book to happen.

This book, much like it's predecessors, prays on the pubic's ignorance of quantum physics. There is no such thing as quantum biology, and no applications in quantum mechanics have ever been used in biology. The closest thing so far has been in test of the de broglie wave of retro viruses. No quantum physics has ever been applied to any experiments involving humans. That would actually be illegal, considering the strict standards of lab tests for modern medicine. This doesn't just apply to drugs.

As a note to anyone reading this; pick up a book on quantum physics. Your life will be enriched by it, immensely. How about Quantum Mechanics. An Introduction (Volume 0)? I'm particularly fond of it.

This book appeals to emotion on a huge scale. Very often he uses the word "dogma" to describe science. He never explains how it's actually dogma. Scientific findings are very often disputed, and most hypothesis are outright rejected. Science is based on what we observe to be true. Why would anyone want to have a complex taxonomic tree to describe earth life? I definitely wouldn't, but it's there, so science needs it.

This is also confusing, since he puts quantum physics (albeit his dishonest interpretation) on a pedestal, despite research in biology and quantum physics being published by the same people, being the NAS, the AAAS, and like organizations. He just claims that these evil scientists and scientific organizations are not allowing new findings to be made, but he never tells us who these scientists and organizations are. It reminds me of how a conspiracy theorist says that various things are caused by the government, despite not ever addressing what a government actually is.

Additionally, he acts as if quantum physics is new. Quantum physics pretty much halted in development after the 50s, and it's successor, particle physics, hasn't had any major developments since the late 70s. The LHC is trying to change this, but progress is slow. He's acting as if quantum theory is this new science that we know little about. It's not.

As a last note, Bruce lipton has his degree in developmental biology. He has never been involved in research, outside that of the development of muscle cells. His research ended in 1992, meaning he's not even a working biologist. He has never been involved with any neurological or genomic research, meaning that he has no qualifications to be talking about what he is in this book. He's using his PhD in an irrelevant field to try and act as if he's an authority. I don't like liars very much.

Don't buy this book. The person who wrote it doesn't deserve your money. The kind of thinking promoted in this book is dangerous for any truth seeking society. This book does not promote science, it promotes superstition. ... Read more

15. The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive the Commerce of Conception
by Debora L. Spar
Hardcover: 302 Pages (2006-02-14)
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A Bold Examination of the Hidden Commerce of Conception

Despite legislation that claims to prohibit it, there is a thriving market for babies spreading across the globe. Fueled by rapid advances in reproductive medicine and the desperate desires of millions of would-be parents, the acquisition of children—whether through donated eggs, rented wombs, or cross-border adoption—has become a multibillion dollar industry that has left science, law, ethics, and commerce deeply at odds.

In The Baby Business, Debora Spar argues that it is time to acknowledge the commercial truth about reproduction and to establish a standard that governs its transactions. In this fascinating behind-the-scenes account, she combines pioneering research and interviews with the industry’s top reproductive scientists and trailblazers to provide a first glimpse at how the industry works: who the baby-makers are, who makes money, how prices are set, and what defines the clientele. Fascinating stories illustrate the inner workings of market segments--including stem cell research, surrogacy, egg swapping, "designer babies," adoption, and human cloning--as Spar explores the moral and legal challenges that industry players must address.

The first purely commercial look at an industry that deals in humanity’s most intimate issues, this book challenges us to consider the financial promise and ethical perils we’ll face as the baby business moves inevitably forward. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great distillation of multiple issues
This book is an investigation into the various components of child acquisition outside of plain sexual conception by the intended parents.So the book covers adoption, surrogacy, IVF, cloning, and the numerous other technological ways of creating human life.Written as a dispassionate inquiry, the author examines the various issues associated with each method, profiles the historical development of each method, and most importantly, looks at how different localities around the world handle each issue.So the author does a great job of showing evolution over time, and differentation over space.There are numerous tables spread throughout the chapters that provide a lot of numerical data, such as the cost of IVF at different centers in the US.Hence the book also serves as a how-to-guide for would-be parents contemplating adoption, IVF, etc...All in all, a good book with enough science to explain the facts, but simple enough for any college student to read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting
The picture on the cover is creepy but this book is well written and easy to understand.It's amazing and disgusting how much it costs to get help when you can't get pregnant the old fashioned way.If you're looking for a self or planning guide this is not the book for you.If you or your husband is the finance/business type and likes to read, this helsp explain why the doctor assisted pregnancy process is so outrageously expensive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulously Informative and Unemotional
I love this book for what it is.Some other reviers commented on the Stoic nature of the work.They are accurate about that.However, that is why I like it.The book isn't meant to say what's right or wrong or make judgements.The author does raise some ethical and moral questions but makes no attempt to answer them.As someone who has spent some time on the infertility hamster wheel and also has a background in Economics, I found this book fabulous.It is very dense, containing a very informative mix of economics, history and science.It is all about the market for babies.

4-0 out of 5 stars Clear-eyed Analysis of the Infertility World
Unlike so many books in this field, Ms. Spar does not fall into the trap of sensationalism.Of all of the books I've read on this technology and its impact on society, it is the best.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mere markets?
The fact that this book is published by the Harvard Business School and the author is a professor there tells us much about how this topic is broached. The main focus of the book is on how the infertility industry (the baby business) and the market interact. Other vital elements, such as moral considerations, are barely mentioned. And this is where the book breaks down. Yes, the market side to the question is very important, and rightly needs to be explored, but taken out of a bigger social and ethical context, the approach comes across barren and empty (no pun intended).

Spar quickly dismisses ethical concerns, arguing that they are messy, controversial, and incapable of any resolution. Thus her focus is single: to see how the desire for babies fits in with the world of trade and commerce. And her premises are not easily gainsaid: people desire to have babies (and/or baby parts, or services, or technologies) and there are many who are happy to provide these things, especially for a price. It is as simple as that: supply and demand.

Economically speaking, as Spar keeps noting, it is a match made in heaven. This trade in babies is therefore inevitable and here to stay, she argues. The horse has bolted, and there is no going back to the stable now. We must live with the new reproductive technologies, and their inevitable commercialization. The only question is whether the baby market should be open slather, or whether some sort of regulatory scheme should be put in place.

The bulk of this book examines the various areas of the baby trade - be it IVF, surrogacy, sperm and egg selling, cloning and the like - and how money has been invariably linked to the fertility industry.

Of course this book describes the situation in the US, where there is very little government regulation at all over the fertility business. Other nations do have regulatory schemes in place, which the author refers to now and then. But it is the wild west of the American fertility trade that is in focus here.

Spar believes that the market will always be part of this industry, and that it is not a bad thing at all. But she recognizes that as the "product" in discussion is a human baby, many are reluctant to speak of it all in purely financial terms. She occasionally acknowledges the critics, like Leon Kass, who see much of the reproductive industry as involved in the commodification of children and the manufacture of life, but seems little impressed by their concerns.

Indeed, she says early on that the market will always triumph, while issues of morality will remain unresolved, and by implication, be of secondary importance. Thus she simply accepts the reproductive revolution and Big Biotech as necessary, inevitable forces that will not go away. Don't worry about the ethical concerns, she seems to suggest. Instead, given the inevitability of the market in this area, the only real issue is what kind of regulation, if any, do we want applied. The topic of regulation she only addresses briefly, and in her final chapter.

She in fact claims not to have any clear answers here. She does state her preference, a "light-handed regulatory regime" in which choice, information and costs are considered. She recognizes that there may be a dark side to an unchecked market, especially in some of the `yuk' areas like human cloning, but she seems to think the market as a whole, with a little help from the government, will largely get things right.

Thus she is optimistic about both the science and economics of the reproductive revolution. Many others, of course, are worried about the brave new world implications of where all this is headed. Spar here and there acknowledges these concerns, but generally sees them as irrelevant or of no great consequence. Of course such considerations are too controversial for many to even raise. Indeed, free marketers will be squeamish about such discussions. But they are nonetheless part of the equation.

Indeed, the traditional philosophical, spiritual and social implications are as much a part of this discussion as mere market concerns. So for a more inclusive and well-rounded discussion of these issues, the reader needs to go elsewhere.

But if the reader wants a simple overview and history of the new reproductive technologies, and their economic implications, this book is undoubtedly a good place to begin. ... Read more

16. DNA Analysis: Forensic Fluids & Follicles (Crime Scene Investigation) (Crime Scene Investigation)
by Sue Hamilton
Library Binding: 32 Pages (2008-01-01)
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17. Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents: Revised 10th Anniversary Edition
by Michael Gurian
Kindle Edition: 400 Pages (2010-09-02)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom

In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts.

  • Explores the inherent differences between the developmental neuroscience of boys and girls
  • Reveals how the brain learns
  • Explains when same sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not

This edition includes new information on a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for kids in elementary, secondary, middle, and high school. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (28)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Starting Place
This book is a great overview of the nature-based, gender-based philosophy and the practical applications of that philosophy. I like it particularly because most of Michael Gurian's books deal with a subset of the material. This one is perhaps the best first book to read if you are interested in the subject. There are other books by Gurian and by Leonard Sax which work the brain science harder. There are several excellent books which Gurian has co-written which are designed to be classroom strategy and implementation books. There are quite a few by Gurian and others which highlight and analyze the difficult plight of boys in current society. There many books, more in the public eye, on the challenges before girls today. This is a fascinating and important area of study with much depth of material for those inclined to pursue it. But regardless of depth of interest, this book is a fine place to begin.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most helpful book I have read since Don't Shoot the Dog
This book's title should win an award for obviousness.Of COURSE boys and girls learn differently, that is part of what makes them boys and girls.I think Gurian's book is addressing the educational fetish that all children are blobs of goo, entirely shaped by their upbringings.It is clearly not so... kids are hard-wired at birth and a one-size-fits-all education isn't going to work.It will frustrate the children, confound the teachers, and impart little actual learning.

The first section of the book is a rehashing of the brain research associated with early childhood development.This was spelled out better in Gurian's book The Minds of Boys.I suspect it was included in this book assert the author's theories' credibility.The second section of the book, on designing classrooms to meet the needs of boys AND girls, is extremely valuable.

A 25-year veteran teacher and I were talking about it.She says school is designed by women, taught by women, and geared toward women.Sit down, sit still, raise your hand.As a result, boyishness is becoming a pathology.There is nothing wrong with most boys, other than being biologically unsuited for an environment of "sit down, sit still, and raise your hand."

I teach 3-year old Sunday School, and boys and girls DO learn differently.It might not be a bad idea to sex-segregate preschoolers in Sunday school, rather than divide them by age.Most three-year-old girls can turn out a prettily colored picture or cutting craft; most three year old boys simply do not.However, when it comes to acting out a Bible Story, the boys are as engaged as the girls.And when you can put the kids INTO the lesson, the learning sticks.

The entire second section of this book is devoted to how to build inclusive lesson plans that meet the needs of all kids, and how to incentivize learning for boys and girls.It has been extremely helpful to me; I think this is the most helpful book I have read about reaching and training children since Karen Pryor's book "Don't Shoot the Dog."

4-0 out of 5 stars excellent reference
I am a high school teacher in the inner city of Los Angeles. This book was very helpful in allowing me to accomodate both boys and girls in my classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars If your son's teacher wants you to drug him, read this book first.
Our education system always talks the talk of "celebrating diversity," but we are pummeled by political correctness any time we acknowledge any differences.

Michael Gurian does an exellent job presenting a lot of heavy medical and scientific research about brain differences between boys and girls. Different does not mean "inferior," and Gurian does well to present the facts about gender differences in a way that is both easy to understand and is scientific enough to combat the political correctness that is trying (unsuccessfully) to turn the US into a genderless society.

If your son's teacher cannot handle "boy energy" and wants to to drug him into submission, you really need to read this book first. Afterwards, you will probably want to give a copy to your boy's teacher.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you!
We need to stop worrying about offending people with talk of the differences of the genders and embrace what we are seeing and (what studies are showing).If we wonder why kids are having so much trouble we need to look at what we are doing to them and embrace the reality rather than deny the fact that we are wired differently. This is filled with critical information and ways to help our kids.I want to do the best for my son and daughter and I thank Michael Gurian for this book. ... Read more

18. The Uses of Discretion (Oxford Socio-Legal Studies)
Paperback: 448 Pages (1995-03-23)
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Discretion is a pervasive phenomenon in legal systems. It is of concern to lawyers because it can be a force for advancing the broad purposes of law and subverting them. For social scientists this phenomenon is an important form of decision-making behavior, one in which legal rules are merely one force in a field of pressures and constraints that drive certain courses of action or inaction. This book presents a variety of analyses of legal discretion by lawyers and social scientists who have made discretion and its uses a central part of their scholarly concerns. ... Read more

19. Where the Truth Lies: Franz Moewus and the Origins of Molecular Biology
by Jan Sapp
 Hardcover: 350 Pages (1990-07-27)
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This absorbing account of a case of suspected fraud involving the tragic career of the molecular biologist Franz Moewus illustrates all that can go wrong in scientific knowledge-making.The author follows Moewus' meteoric flight among the greatest scientists of the twentieth-century, to his denunciation as the perpetrator of one of the most ambitious cases of fraud in the history of science. He discusses the socio-political issues that helped to bring Moewus' work to the center of great scrutiny in the professional biological science community, how the controversy was sustained for decades, and how it came to a close and was eventually expunged from the history of science. The author reopens this case and writes Moewus into the history of modern science, not in an attempt to vindicate him, but to present the methodological lessons that the controversy reveals to both scientists and science analysts. Arguing against the existence of institutionalized rules and of a universal efficacious scientific method, Professor Sapp demonstrates how what counts as evidence is negotiated by science, and he reveals the difficulties scientists face in objectively testing the validity of scientific results. By likening scientists to storytellers, the author emphasizes the creative nature of science, the rhetorical nature of scientific reports, and the fictitious elements inherent in the construction and maintenance of scientific knowledge-making and knowledge-breaking claims.Undergraduate and graduate students and professional researchers in the history and philosophy of science and experimental biology will find this a thought provoking and informative historical account. ... Read more

20. DNA Analysis (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving)
by William Hunter
Library Binding: 112 Pages (2005-11-30)
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Asin: 1422200264
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners.........
This is a book, in my opinion, for people who have no idea what DNA is and how to test for it.I found it very easy to read and understand.For people who have knowledge of DNA, you will find this book boring and non-informative.Therefore I would recommend this book to anyone who has interest in DNA and has no knowledge of the subject.This book gives you the basics. ... Read more

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