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An Amazon Best Nonfiction Book of the Month Indiebound Bestseller Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary cases Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced – or disappeared overnight? Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way. From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them to a woman who hears music that’s not there, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain. Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions. Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable.

The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amanda Ripley
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 0307449270
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Discover how human beings react to danger—and what makes the difference between life and death “Fascinating and useful . . . [shows that] the most important variable in an emergency is your own behavior.”—The New York Times Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? In her quest to answer these questions, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley traces human responses to some of recent history’s epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917–one of the biggest explosions before the invention of the atomic bomb–to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. To understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts. She even has her own brain examined by military researchers and experiences, through realistic simulations, what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better–with just a little help.

Unthinkable

Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Duke
Editor: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1512457582
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions―but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amanda Ripley
Editor: Harmony
ISBN: 0307449270
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Discover how human beings react to danger—and what makes the difference between life and death “Fascinating and useful . . . [shows that] the most important variable in an emergency is your own behavior.”—The New York Times Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? In her quest to answer these questions, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley traces human responses to some of recent history’s epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917–one of the biggest explosions before the invention of the atomic bomb–to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. To understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts. She even has her own brain examined by military researchers and experiences, through realistic simulations, what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better–with just a little help.

Unthinkable Tenderness

Unthinkable Tenderness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juan Gelman
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520918023
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Juan Gelman is Argentina's leading poet, but his work has been almost unknown in the United States until now. In 2000, he received the Juan Rulfo Award, one most important literary awards in the Spanish-speaking world, and in 2007, he received the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's top literary prize. With this selection, chosen and superbly translated by Joan Lindgren, Gelman's lush and visceral poetry comes alive for an English-speaking readership. Gelman is a stark witness to the brutality of power, and his poems reflect his suffering at the hands of the Argentine military government (his son, daughter-in-law, and grandchild were "disappeared"). While political idealism infuses his writing, he is not a servant of ideology. Themes of family, exile, the tango, Argentina, and Gelman's Jewish heritage resonate throughout his poems, works that celebrate life while confronting heartache and loss. "remembering their little bones when it rains/ the compañerosstomp on darkness/set forth from death/wander the tender night/I hear their voices like living faces"—from Remembering Their Little Bones

Unthinkable

Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Pollack
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733945
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The world’s foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations examines Iran’s current nuclear potential and charts America’s future course of action.

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Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mia K. Wright
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629995037
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LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BIBLE'S RULE BREAKERS

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Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Pollack
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733945
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The world’s foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations examines Iran’s current nuclear potential and charts America’s future course of action.

Unthinkable

Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Rigsby
Editor: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414335369
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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.

Unthinkable

Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jim Crigler
Editor: Jim Crigler Books
ISBN: 0615571611
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In a sleepy Atlanta suburb, Detective John Mason must find out who murdered an ordinary housewife.

Unthinkable

Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Hoot Hopkins
Editor: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630474851
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Big companies find it almost impossible to do new things despite their leaders knowing this may eventually be their downfall. Unthinkable shows why companies are like this and how they can do innovation better.

Unthinkable

Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack T. Chick
Editor: Chick Publications
ISBN: 0758911491
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Unthinkable Thoughts

Unthinkable Thoughts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan G. Drummond
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774822112
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In 2009, an international conference exploring models of statehood for Israel and Palestine was held at York University. The conference became a cause c�l�bre when extraordinary pressures were exerted on organizers and university administrators by academics, private donors, pro-Israel lobbies, and other groups concerned with this issue. This book covers the events from the perspective of one of the conference organizers. Based on her own experiences and communications, as well as drawing from confidential e-mails released under Freedom of Information legislation, Susan Drummond offers a behind-the-scenes, insider's look at these extraordinary events and their implications for academic freedom.

Unthinkable Dreams

Unthinkable Dreams Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yeshaya Douglas Ballon
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1666714119
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Yesh Ballon’s mother died two days before the 9/11 attacks. Always an iconoclast, even in death, Jean Hymson Ballon found a way to make things more interesting than they had to be. With air travel halted, the rituals for honoring and mourning her death were upended, propelling her family into chaos, conflict, and deeper grief. Unthinkable Dreams: The Year That Mom Died and the Towers Fell is the chronicle of the drama, discoveries, and occasional delights that one family experienced in the months before and after their matriarch’s death. An important part of this journey was discovering how to listen to their dying mother speak when much of her words made little rational sense. Yesh Ballon describes the surprising emergence of his mother’s spirituality; how his relationship with her blossomed, even as her body and mind withered; and how this connected to his own spiritual journey. As he probes this difficult time, he opens his heart and demonstrates how embracing compassion can move people from separation to connection, even though the route is neither straight nor continuous. Above all, Unthinkable Dreams is a book about healing, and a model for harvesting from the past, in order to plant seeds and leave a legacy for the future.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Thinking the Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nik Gowing
Editor: John Catt Educational
ISBN: 1908095644
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Executive leadership faces new vulnerabilities. Many leaders privately concede them, but few are willing to talk publicly about them. "e;Unthinkable"e; events since 2014 have revealed a new leadership fragility at the highest levels. And the pace of change in 2017 shows that the uncertainties are greater than ever. Is this the "e;new normal?"e;Thinking The Unthinkable is an investigation into why leaders have appeared more unable or unwilling than ever to anticipate the biggest issues of our time.In an era of "e;wicked problems"e; why are current leadership behaviours and culture apparently not fit for purpose? What are the causes of so many failures in policy and strategic forecasting? Are they human frailties? Or are they systemic failures to embrace smartly new realities?Through hundreds of interviews and conversations, Nik Gowling and Chris Langdon have analysed the deep new challenges to the human capacity of leaders at the highest keels to accept, understand, embrace then handle the extraordinary processes of change and disruption. This essential book draws on the candid responses. The findings are scary and disconcerting.

When the Unthinkable Happens to an Assistant Principal

When the Unthinkable Happens to an Assistant Principal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dena Bell Bryant
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452052549
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When the Unthinkable happens to an Assistant Principal is a self help book that will benefit any person that is on the path to becoming an Assistant Principal or already in the position. After many years of successful teaching and many years of education on the pursuit to becoming a successful leader, there are pitfalls that individuals should be made aware of. This book will provide insight that individuals should know well in advance before considering the role of an Assistant Principal. Learn that if you are made to feel like a failure... Success is still within reach! Learn from someone that has seen the darkest side of an Assistant Principal.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Thinking the Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles C. Lemert
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317250443
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In the eloquent style for which he has become famous, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable is offered as text for instruction, yet it defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how social theory began late in the 19th century as a struggle to come to terms with the failure of modern reason to solve the social problems created by the capitalist world-system. Since then, social theory has developed through twists and turns to think and rethink this Unthinkable. Hence the surprising innovations of recent years-postmodern, queer, postcolonial, third-wave feminist, risk theories, among others arising in the wake of globalization. Once again, Lemert has made the difficult clear in a book that students and other readers will treasure and keep.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Thinking the Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lydia Dotto
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889208247
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An overwhelming majority of climatologists believe there will be significant changes in climate during the next century. Although the rate and magnitude of this change are uncertain, it could happen very rapidly. In August 1987, a working group of fifty scientists and humanists from Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, and Canada gathered in Calgary to focus their attention on the impact upon civilization of sudden climate change. One of the more revealing aspects of climate change discussed in Thinking the Unthinkable: Civilization and Rapid Climate Change is that contrary to the popular viewpoint complex societies are more vulnerable to environmental and climate disruption than less “advanced” societies. This work was written to emphasize the gravity of the situation we now face. It should serve to inform not only those concerned with our global environment, but more importantly the policy makers who will be responsible for setting new guidelines and policies aimed at safeguarding our fragile environment.

Surviving the Unthinkable

Surviving the Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don J. Payne
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498230636
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Surviving the Unthinkable by Don J. Payne Summary

Losing a dearly loved family member or friend suddenly, unexpectedly, and tragically jars us at our very core. We shudder at the thought of it. When that loss results from a suicide it defies and assaults everything in us. The unthinkable is often considered not survivable. In Surviving the Unthinkable theology professor Don J. Payne exits the classroom and invites you into the chambers of his personal experience of that indescribable loss. This intensely personal narrative traces his process through shock, grief, anger, fear, and a host of unexpected sensations to redemption and hope. Yet, he offers no psychological analysis or formula to make it all OK. Here you will find hope--gritty, realistic hope that will deepen the resources of anyone who walks the unthinkable path of losing someone they love to suicide. Life on the other side of such a nightmare will never be the same, but there is life and it can be good. Don Payne gives voice to the experience in a way that extends a healing hand to any who wonder if they can survive.

Rethinking the Unthinkable

Rethinking the Unthinkable Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ivo H. Daalder,Terry Terriff
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113523597X
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Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reductions. This volume is a product of the Project on Rethinking Arms Control, sponsored by the Center for International and Security Studies in Maryland.