Lonely Ideas

Lonely Ideas
Author: Loren Graham
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9780262019798
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Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When have you gone into an electronics store, picked up a desirable gadget, and found that it was labeled "Made in Russia"? Probably never. Russia, despite its epic intellectual achievements in music, literature, art, and pure science, is a negligible presence in world technology. Despite its current leaders' ambitions to create a knowledge economy, Russia is economically dependent on gas and oil. In Lonely Ideas, Loren Graham investigates Russia's long history of technological invention followed by failure to commercialize and implement. For three centuries, Graham shows, Russia has been adept at developing technical ideas but abysmal at benefiting from them. From the seventeenth-century arms industry through twentieth-century Nobel-awarded work in lasers, Russia has failed to sustain its technological inventiveness. Graham identifies a range of conditions that nurture technological innovation: a society that values inventiveness and practicality; an economic system that provides investment opportunities; a legal system that protects intellectual property; a political system that encourages innovation and success. Graham finds Russia lacking on all counts. He explains that Russia's failure to sustain technology, and its recurrent attempts to force modernization, reflect its political and social evolution and even its resistance to democratic principles. But Graham points to new connections between Western companies and Russian researchers, new research institutions, a national focus on nanotechnology, and the establishment of Skolkovo, "a new technology city." Today, he argues, Russia has the best chance in its history to break its pattern of technological failure.

Lonely Ideas

Lonely Ideas
Author: Loren Graham
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780262317399
Available:
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: MIT Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expert investigates Russia's long history of technological invention followed by commercial failure and points to new opportunities to break the pattern. When have you gone into an electronics store, picked up a desirable gadget, and found that it was labeled “Made in Russia”? Probably never. Russia, despite its epic intellectual achievements in music, literature, art, and pure science, is a negligible presence in world technology. Despite its current leaders' ambitions to create a knowledge economy, Russia is economically dependent on gas and oil. In Lonely Ideas, Loren Graham investigates Russia's long history of technological invention followed by failure to commercialize and implement. For three centuries, Graham shows, Russia has been adept at developing technical ideas but abysmal at benefiting from them. From the seventeenth-century arms industry through twentieth-century Nobel-awarded work in lasers, Russia has failed to sustain its technological inventiveness. Graham identifies a range of conditions that nurture technological innovation: a society that values inventiveness and practicality; an economic system that provides investment opportunities; a legal system that protects intellectual property; a political system that encourages innovation and success. Graham finds Russia lacking on all counts. He explains that Russia's failure to sustain technology, and its recurrent attempts to force modernization, reflect its political and social evolution and even its resistance to democratic principles. But Graham points to new connections between Western companies and Russian researchers, new research institutions, a national focus on nanotechnology, and the establishment of Skolkovo, “a new technology city.” Today, he argues, Russia has the best chance in its history to break its pattern of technological failure.

Lonely Ideas

Lonely Ideas
Author: Loren Raymond Graham,[Also See Mit Address Below] Loren R Graham
Pages: 229
ISBN: 0262317389
Available:
Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When have you gone into an electronics store, picked up a desirable gadget, and found that it was labeled "Made in Russia"? Probably never. Russia, despite its epic intellectual achievements in music, literature, art, and pure science, is a negligible presence in world technology. Despite its current leaders' ambitions to create a knowledge economy, Russia is economically dependent on gas and oil. In Lonely Ideas, Loren Graham investigates Russia's long history of technological invention followed by failure to commercialize and implement.For three centuries, Graham shows, Russia has been adept at developing technical ideas but abysmal at benefiting from them. From the seventeenth-century arms industry through twentieth-century Nobel-awarded work in lasers, Russia has failed to sustain its technological inventiveness. Graham identifies a range of conditions that nurture technological innovation: a society that values inventiveness and practicality; an economic system that provides investment opportunities; a legal system that protects intellectual property; a political system that encourages innovation and success. Graham finds Russia lacking on all counts. He explains that Russia's failure to sustain technology, and its recurrent attempts to force modernization, reflect its political and social evolution and even its resistance to democratic principles.But Graham points to new connections between Western companies and Russian researchers, new research institutions, a national focus on nanotechnology, and the establishment of Skolkovo, "a new technology city." Today, he argues, Russia has the best chance in its history to break its pattern of technological failure.

The Lonely American

The Lonely American
Author: Jacqueline Olds,Richard S. Schwartz
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780807000359
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Release: 2010-02
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In our culture it's more socially acceptable to be depressed than to be lonely. Yet loneliness is the inevitable by-product of our frenetic contemporary lifestyle. In this marvelously acute critique of how we live, Drs. Jacqueline Olds and Richard S. Schwartz show how the American way of life can lead to social isolation. Calling on their extensive clinical experience, new social surveys, and recent research on the effects of social exclusion, Olds and Schwartz uncover the ripple effects of social isolation in areas as varied as physical health, children's emotional problems, substance abuse, violent crimeeven global warming.

Somewhere West of Lonely

Somewhere West of Lonely
Author: Steve Raymer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780253033772
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Indiana University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his travels around the globe, National Geographic photojournalist Steve Raymer has often been the first on the scene, recording unfolding events and revealing the connections that tie us together. Raymer's photography captures the magic of beautiful vistas, the joys and struggles of everyday people living everyday lives, and the chaos brought on by natural disasters. Beyond documenting tragedies like the devastating famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia and exposing the massive corruption crippling the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, his work tells a complex and wide-ranging story about life and human nature. Now, for the first time, Somewhere West of Lonely reveals the stories behind the camera lens in a gorgeous, intimate tour of Steve Raymer's remarkable life and reporting. Bringing together 150 photographs from countries across the globe, this incredible book reveals our world and time as it is—everyday people caught up in life-changing events; acts of resilience and corruption; and, always, lingering moments of transcendence and beauty.

Lonely at the Top

Lonely at the Top
Author: Thomas Joiner, Ph.D.
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780230341111
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Release: 2011-10-25
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Men appear to enjoy many advantages in society-on average they make more money, have more power, and enjoy a greater degree of social freedom than women. But many men pay a high price for the pursuit of success and power. Taking family and friends for granted, men will often let relationships take a back seat to their professional ambitions, only to ultimately find themselves with few real friends they can rely on in hard times. As a result, they turn to affairs, alcohol, and other self-destructive behaviors. Sadly, millions of men suffer untreated depression. In this groundbreaking and provocative book, award-winning clinical psychologist Thomas Joiner makes an impassioned call for society to recognize the harmful effects that solitude can have on men. Drawing on original research done for the National Institute of Mental Health, he focuses on the particular situations that leave men rudderless. He offers advice on support systems that are most useful to men, and he offers prescriptive advice on how men can improve their lives.

Lonely Less

Lonely Less
Author: Gill Hasson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857089045
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Release: 2021-08-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore strategies, ideas and advice for overcoming loneliness Anyone, whatever their age, gender, culture or abilities, can find themselves separate and disconnected from others and feeling lonely. If you feel lonely you are lonely. And it's not nice. But your situation can change for the better! In Lonely Less: How to Connect with Others, Make Friends and Feel Less Lonely, bestselling author Gill Hasson delivers practical strategies you can implement immediately to counter loneliness and connect with other people. The book recognises that as social beings, we each need to interact with others; to connect in positive ways and feel that we are understood, that we belong and are valued by others. It offers: A guide to meeting new people and making friends Advice on how best to 'fit in' with others Ideas on how to spend time alone Recommendations for keeping connected when working from home Expert advice on managing existential loneliness; the disconnection that can follow a traumatic experience Whether you're looking to empower yourself or help someone else, Lonely Less is a must-read in order to better connect with others, take part in social activities, make friends, be understood and feel a sense of belonging.

Lonely

Lonely
Author: Emily White
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781551993492
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Release: 2010-02-09
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brave and revealing examination of an overlooked affliction that affects one in four Canadians. Despite having a demanding job, good friends, and a supportive family, Emily White spent many of her nights and weekends alone at home, trying to understand why she felt so disconnected from everyone. To keep up the façade of an active social life and hide the painful truth, that she was suffering from severe loneliness, the successful young lawyer often lied to those around her — and to herself. In this insightful, soul-baring, and illuminating memoir, White chronicles her battle to understand and overcome this debilitating condition, and contends that chronic loneliness deserves the same attention as other mental difficulties, such as depression. "Right now, loneliness is something few people are willing to admit to," she writes. "There's no need for this silence, no need for the shame and self-blame it creates." By investigating the science of loneliness, challenging its stigma, encouraging other lonely people to talk about their struggles, and defining one person's experience, Lonely redefines how we look at loneliness and helps those afflicted see and understand their mood in an entirely new light, ultimately providing solace and hope. It is a moving, compassionate, and important book about a topic that is affecting more among us each day.

Open the Window

Open the Window
Author: Joan Gibson
Pages: 118
ISBN: 0946551170
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Release: 1985
Editor: Gateway Books
Language: en

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The Lonely Libertarian

The Lonely Libertarian
Author: Ron Manners
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1925826570
Available:
Release: 2019-08-26
Editor: Connor Court Publishing Pty Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ron's experiences and ideas are a roadmap and warning sign for entrepreneurs and citizens alike, we do not encourage and embrace entrepreneurship at our peril. There is so much to play for, so much to be won and lost - Ron's journey helps light the path. -- Steve "Shark Tank" Baxter, early-stage tech investor

Woke Up Lonely

Woke Up Lonely
Author: Fiona Maazel
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781555970680
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Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The dizzying new novel by Fiona Maazel, a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" * A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * A Kansas City Star, VICE, and Largehearted Boy Best Book of the Year * One of Book Riot's "Seven Funniest Novels of 2013" * * One of the Millions's Most Anticipated Books of 2013 * An April IndieNext Pick* Thurlow Dan is the founder of the Helix, a cult that promises to cure loneliness in the twenty-first century. With its communes and speed-dating, mixers and confession sessions, the Helix has become a national phenomenon—and attracted the attention of governments worldwide. But Thurlow, camped out in his Cincinnati headquarters, is lonely—for his ex-wife, Esme, and their daughter, whom he hasn't seen in ten years. Esme, for her part, is a covert agent who has spent her life spying on Thurlow, mostly to protect him from the law. Now, with her superiors demanding results, she recruits four misfits to botch a reconnaissance mission in Cincinnati. But when Thurlow takes them hostage, he ignites a siege of the Helix House that will change all their lives forever. With fiery, exuberant prose, Fiona Maazel takes us on a wild ride through North Korea's guarded interior and a city of vice beneath Cincinnati, a ride that twists and turns as it delves into an unsettled, off-kilter America. Woke Up Lonely is an original and deeply funny novel that explores our very human impulse to seek and repel intimacy with the people who matter to us most.

If You re Lonely Finding Your Way

If You re Lonely  Finding Your Way
Author: Alan Wolfelt
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9781617222986
Available:
Release: 2021-03-01
Editor: Companion Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ironically, if you are lonely, you're not alone. People the world over are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. In the US, one in five of us reports feeling lonely, and almost half of seniors are lonely on a regular basis. Loneliness hurts, and it can lead to depression, addiction, physical problems, and other harmful consequences. This compassionate guide offers a variety of practical suggestions for reclaiming community and building meaningful connections in ways that suit you. Finding your way back to companionship and hope is not only possible, it's essential. You deserve to feel better. You deserve connection. This book will help you find your way.

A Lonely Desert Island

A Lonely Desert Island
Author: Carole Petcher,Raymond Petignat
Pages: 239
ISBN: 1465320903
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Release: 2006-10-19
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Against ignorance: the suppressed reality of mental illness and the consequences for those affected and their families by Carole Petcher & Raymond Petignat The widely held ignorance in the field of mental illnesses provided the major impulse that prompted the writing of this book. Most people are completely lacking in knowledge, although mental illnesses, in this case schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are really not as uncommon as many would like to believe. In our judgment, widespread information and education are desperately needed, also because our so-called Opinion Leaders often present this subject in completely the wrong light. When a spectacular case comes into the public spotlight, this ignorance, a hard but unfortunately justified word, is horrifyingly obvious even in the well-educated. This is apparent in television discussions and newspaper articles, where hypotheses and theories are quoted as indisputable truths. The general knowledge about diseases such as cancer, through AIDs to circulatory complications and malaria, is considerably greater than the understanding of the forms of mental illness. We would like to make the general public aware of the serious associated problems faced by families, to provide these families with our support and sympathy, to remind the media and the lawyers of their power that can be used for good or evil and to sensitise the psychiatric profession to the wider picture and the danger of dogmatism. In this vein, we are ambitious; only you can judge if we are over-ambitious. Although we touch on the subject of the obsessive-compulsive disorder, the main theme of our book concerns schizophrenia and manic-depression (bipolar disorder). These are serious but and this may be a source of amazement to many treatable illnesses, if the patient meets certain requirements and adequate resources are available. The stories that follow show that this is unfortunately not always the case, particularly when the picture is distorted by the idea of the family and environment as causative factors. It must also be said that immense steps have been achieved in the last twenty years with regard to the treatment of the patient and in the approach of the medical profession to the family. Schizophrenia, and this often goes unrecognised, is the most expensive illness of all, as it results in not only direct but also indirect costs, such as inability to work, pensions, financial support by the families. In summary, this book primarily confronts the often grim experiences of relatives with the inadequate knowledge of a major section of the broader population, concerning the existence of mental illnesses and the social problems involved. Secondly, it aims to provide some basic information on the current thinking about mental illness and to offer some practical advice on dealing with it. Thirdly it challenges the professional world with the still existing divisions between medical knowledge and everyday practice. Early diagnosis, with conscientious preliminary investigations, and the education of young parents in this field seem to us to be particularly necessary. In short, we do not aim to alleviate the situation of the relatives, but to improve the living conditions and perspectives of people that suffer from a serious mental illness. The equation is eminently simple: when this is achieved, the relatives will also benefit!

The Lonely Crowd

The Lonely Crowd
Author: Jarrod Homer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781351353229
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Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

David Riesman’s The Lonely Crowd: A Study in the Changing American Character is one of the best-known books in the history of sociology – holding a mirror up to contemporary America and showing the nation its own character as it had never seen it before. Its success is a testament to Riesman’s mastery of one key critical thinking skill: interpretation. In critical thinking, interpretation focuses on understanding the meaning of evidence, and is frequently characterized by laying down clear definitions, and clarifying ideas and categories for the reader. All these processes are on full display in The Lonely Crowd – which, rather than seeking to challenge accepted wisdom or generate new ideas, provides incisive interpretations and definitions of ideas and data from a variety of sources. Above all, Riesman’s book is a work of categorization – a form of interpretation that can be vital to building and communicating systematic arguments. With the aid of his two co-authors (Nathan Glazer and Reuel Denney), he defined three cultural types that formed a perfect pattern for understanding mid-century American society and the changes it was undergoing. The clarity of the book’s definitions tapped directly into the zeitgeist of the 1950s, powering it to best-seller status and an audience that extended far beyond academia.

The Flag Book

The Flag Book
Author: Lonely Planet Kids
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781788686549
Available:
Release: 2019-09-01
Editor: Lonely Planet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that flags are actually pictures that send a message to everyone who sees them? In The Flag Book you'll uncover the hidden meanings of flags- from country and state colours to flags used in sports, on ships and aeroplanes, and by the most dastardly of Caribbean pirates.

Young and Lonely

Young and Lonely
Author: Batsleer, Janet,Duggan, James
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781447355373
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Release: 2020-11-09
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anchored in accounts of young people’s personal experiences of loneliness, this book addresses important questions about tackling today’s epidemic of loneliness among young people. It explores experiences of loneliness in early life, how it is navigated when first encountered and considers how social conditions of poverty, precarity, inequality and competitive pressures to succeed can dramatically influence these feelings. Presenting diverse and nuanced social accounts of loneliness, the authors explore ways to harness the creative and positive potential of loneliness and provide evidence-based recommendations for policy makers, practitioners and young people to help tackle the crisis.

Lonely Less

Lonely Less
Author: Gill Hasson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780857089076
Available:
Release: 2021-05-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore strategies, ideas and advice for overcoming loneliness Anyone, whatever their age, gender, culture or abilities, can find themselves separate and disconnected from others and feeling lonely. If you feel lonely you are lonely. And it's not nice. But your situation can change for the better! In Lonely Less: How to Connect with Others, Make Friends and Feel Less Lonely, bestselling author Gill Hasson delivers practical strategies you can implement immediately to counter loneliness and connect with other people. The book recognises that as social beings, we each need to interact with others; to connect in positive ways and feel that we are understood, that we belong and are valued by others. It offers: A guide to meeting new people and making friends Advice on how best to 'fit in' with others Ideas on how to spend time alone Recommendations for keeping connected when working from home Expert advice on managing existential loneliness; the disconnection that can follow a traumatic experience Whether you're looking to empower yourself or help someone else, Lonely Less is a must-read in order to better connect with others, take part in social activities, make friends, be understood and feel a sense of belonging.

Psychotherapy and the Lonely Patient

Psychotherapy and the Lonely Patient
Author: Samuel M Natale,E Mark Stern
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781317774112
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Release: 2014-04-04
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is an important new book focusing on the contribution of the therapist's love and empathy to the therapeutic process. Technique without dedication, discipline, and understanding will rarely benefit patients nor help resolve their conflicts. Psychoanalytic Technique demonstrates how the therapist's countertransference feelings, anxieties, wishes, and superego admonitions shape his or her therapeutic interventions.

101 Small Ways to Change the World

101 Small Ways to Change the World
Author: Lonely Planet Kids,Aubre Andrus
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781788682084
Available:
Release: 2018-10-01
Editor: Lonely Planet
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's hard to believe that you could change the world, but it's true! We'll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet- and show how you're never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas and much more.

Building Mathematical Understanding During Collaboration

Building Mathematical Understanding During Collaboration
Author: Ming Ming Chiu
Pages: 396
ISBN: UCAL:C3400743
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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