The Human Obsession

Download or Read eBook The Human Obsession PDF written by Heath Sommer and published by Tate Publishing. This book was released on 2010-12 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Human Obsession

Book Synopsis The Human Obsession by : Heath Sommer

A year before retirement, Chief of Police Frank Murphy wants nothing more than to spend his golden years on HGTV marathons and endless teeoff times. What he gets is a string of abductions that makes Ted Bundy look like an amateur. The Human Obsession is the sequel to Heath Sommer's 2009 breakout psychological thriller The Manufactured Identity, where Murphy and hapless lovers Addy and John Joe scramble against inhuman odds and unpredictable twists to solve the riddles of murder, obsession, and human weakness. Focusing on the trial of Cameron Bo, alleged murderer and loony from Sommer's The Grand Delusion, The Human Obsession takes readers even deeper into the minds of Sommers' beloved-and twisted-characters. In the end, no one could have seen why those meant to protect and serve may be in the greatest danger of all.

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  • Publisher – Tate Publishing
  • Total Pages – 316
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781616637606
  • ISBN-13 – 1616637609

This is Your Brain on Music

Download or Read eBook This is Your Brain on Music PDF written by Daniel Levitin and published by Penguin Group. This book was released on 2019-07-04 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
This is Your Brain on Music

Book Synopsis This is Your Brain on Music by : Daniel Levitin

Using musical examples from Bach to the Beatles, Levitin reveals the role of music in human evolution, shows how our musical preferences begin to form even before we are born and explains why music can offer such an emotional experience. Music is an obsession at the heart of human nature, even more fundamental to our species than language. In This Is Your Brain On Music Levitin offers nothing less than a new way to understand it, and its role in human life

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  • Publisher – Penguin Group
  • Total Pages – 0
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  • ISBN-10 – 0241987350
  • ISBN-13 – 9780241987353

Obsession

Download or Read eBook Obsession PDF written by Lennard J. Davis and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2009-05-15 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Obsession

Book Synopsis Obsession by : Lennard J. Davis

We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

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  • Publisher – University of Chicago Press
  • Total Pages – 298
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780226137797
  • ISBN-13 – 0226137791

Green Obsession

Download or Read eBook Green Obsession PDF written by Stefano Boeri Architetti and published by Actar D, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-12-09 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Green Obsession

Book Synopsis Green Obsession by : Stefano Boeri Architetti

Green Obsession traces the long path that architect Stefano Boeri and his studio - Stefano Boeri Architetti - have followed in the last fifteen years of practice, aiming at the redefinition of the relationship between city and nature. The book follows a discursive thread, alternating dialogues and scientific essays by some of the main protagonists who have contributed to widening the perspective on this subject, helping to raise awareness while protecting the world and its biodiversity. Cities have contributed for centuries to the promotion of some of humanity’s greatest ideas, we must now urgently include them as among the principal players in the environmental debate and at the forefront of any policy tackling and countering – possibly reversing - climate change. Nevertheless, even today one of the most significant technologies capable of absorbing CO2 and restoring our environment is photosynthesis. Planting trees, in addition to protecting existing natural areas and biodiversity, together with de-carbonization, renewable energies, digitalization, smart mobility and the circular economy could be the set of strategies necessary to tackle climate change. Today the effects of the Anthropocene age are ever more visible, changing our environment and affecting every species that lives within it. Green Obsession offers a path to be taken, a hard but still necessary paradigm shift – even for architecture and urbanism – that aims to give a voice to this much needed ecological transition. This book aims to unveil the processes and the complexity involved in the search for a new kind of urbanism, while raising questions and opening old wounds related to the relationship between the human species and Nature and finally putting these fragments together to create a portrait of our era. We need to conceive cities as new green catalysts. Now more than ever, it is essential to act together as separate individuals and professionals, joining the cause as members of the global community with a shared environmental strategy. We all have to open the era of a new alliance between Nature and City. With Contributions from Emanuele Coccia, Jane Goodall, Paul Hawken, Cecil Konijnendijk, David Miller, Harini Nagendra, Giuseppe Sala and Giorgio Vacchiano."

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  • Publisher – Actar D, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 385
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781638408192
  • ISBN-13 – 163840819X

The Status Game

Download or Read eBook The Status Game PDF written by Will Storr and published by William Collins. This book was released on 2022-07-07 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Status Game

Book Synopsis The Status Game by : Will Storr

'Will Storr is one of our best journalists of ideas ... The Status Game might be his best yet' James Marriott, Books of the Year, The Times What drives our political and moral beliefs? What makes us like some things and dislike others? What shapes how we behave, and misbehave, in groups? What makes you, you? For centuries, philosophers and scholars have described human behaviour in terms of sex, power and money. In The Status Game, bestselling author Will Storr radically turns this thinking on its head by arguing that it is our irrepressible craving for status that ultimately defines who we are. From the era of the hunter-gatherer to today, when we exist as workers in the globalised economy and citizens of online worlds, the need for status has always been wired into us. A wealth of research shows that how much of it we possess dramatically affects not only our happiness and wellbeing but also our physical health - and without sufficient status, we become more ill, and live shorter lives. It's an unconscious obsession that drives the best and worst of us: our innovation, arts and civilisation as well as our murders, wars and genocides. But why is status such an all-consuming prize? What happens if it's taken away from us? And how can our unquenchable thirst for it explain cults, moral panics, conspiracy theories, the rise of social media and the 'culture wars' of today? On a breathtaking journey through time and culture, The Status Game offers a sweeping rethink of human psychology that will change how you see others - and how you see yourself.

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  • Publisher – William Collins
  • Total Pages – 416
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  • ISBN-10 – 0008354677
  • ISBN-13 – 9780008354671