Free science Kindle books for 24 Feb 18

Entrepreneurial Cognition: Exploring the Mindset of Entrepreneurs

by Dean A. Shepherd

This open access book investigates the inter-relationship between the mind and a potential opportunity to explore the psychology of entrepreneurship. Building on recent research, this book offers a broad scope investigation of the different aspects of what goes on in the mind of the (potential) entrepreneur as he or she considers the pursuit of a potential opportunity, the creation of a new organization, and/or the selection of an entrepreneurial career. This book focuses on individuals as the level of analysis and explores the impact of the organization and the environment only inasmuch as they impact the individual’s cognitions. Readers will learn why some individuals and managers are able to able to identify and successfully act upon opportunities in uncertain environments while others are not. This book applies a cognitive lens to understand individuals’ knowledge, motivation, attention, identity, and emotions in the entrepreneurial process.



Physical (A)Causality: Determinism, Randomness and Uncaused Events (Fundamental Theories of Physics)

by Karl Svozil

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book addresses the physical phenomenon of events that seem to occur spontaneously and without any known cause. These are to be contrasted with events that happen in a (pre-)determined, predictable, lawful, and causal way.

All our knowledge is based on self-reflexive theorizing, as well as on operational means of empirical perception. Some of the questions that arise are the following: are these limitations reflected by our models? Under what circumstances does chance kick in? Is chance in physics merely epistemic? In other words, do we simply not know enough, or use too crude levels of description for our predictions? Or are certain events “truly”, that is, irreducibly, random?

The book tries to answer some of these questions by introducing intrinsic, embedded observers and provable unknowns; that is, observables and procedures which are certified (relative to the assumptions) to be unknowable or undoable. A (somewhat iconoclastic) review of quantum mechanics is presented which is inspired by quantum logic. Postulated quantum (un-)knowables are reviewed. More exotic unknowns originate in the assumption of classical continua, and in finite automata and generalized urn models, which mimic complementarity and yet maintain value definiteness. Traditional conceptions of free will, miracles and dualistic interfaces are based on gaps in an otherwise deterministic universe. 



Twenty-Four Salvador Dali’s Paintings (Collection) for Kids

by Stanley Cesar

Have you ever wanted to enrich your child with the arts and humanities?
or
Have you ever wanted to decorate your child’s room with great paintings from one of your favorite painters?
Well, you can start with Salvador Dali’s Paintings.
Twenty-Four Salvador Dali’s Paintings (Collection) for Kids
There are colorful, youthful, and inspirational.



Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (ISSI Scientific Report Series)

by Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
Over  the  past  decades,  rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such  as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the  way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites.This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analytics such as Artificial Intelligence, unprecedented level of computing power, and new types of collaboration among researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen scientists. In addition, this book aims to provide readers with some reflections on the future of Earth Observation, highlighting through a series of use cases not just the new opportunities created by the New Space revolution, but also the new challenges that must be addressed in order to make the most of the large volume of complex and diverse data delivered by the new generation of satellites. 



Children’s Book About Snakes: A Kids Picture Book About Snakes With Photos and Fun Facts

by Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia is pleased to present her new picture book for kids. This easy reading book for children contains fun facts about snakes, what they eat, where they live, and important things to know about snakes.

This engaging picture book is written for children ages 4 to 10. It contains a variety of facts about snakes, from the garter snake in our gardens, to the 30 foot anaconda of South America. It’s illustrated with 18 great graphic images. It offers interesting facts in simple language. Although the material appropriate for these ages, younger children will need some help. They will enjoy the book most by sharing it with a parent.

Students will encounter new words and concepts. They’ll read about coral snakes and milk snakes, and why people get them confused. They’ll also learn about sidewinders and how their camouflage helps them hunt. Other subjects in the book include ways snakes help people.

Most of the book’s images are colored photographs. These are most effective when read on a Kindle Fire, or the Kindle Application on a tablet device, or PC. They can be viewed clearly on black and white readers. Only the color dimension is lacking.

Children will also find answers to kid-style questions.

Why did that snake stick its tongue at me?
Could a snake eat a dinosaur?

Teachers and home schooling parents will find this book a wonderful addition to their nonfiction libraries. It provides selected passages on an assortment of subjects. Science facts and history facts are all presented for the young reader. Great illustrations bring the text to life.



Twenty-Four Frida Kahlo’s Paintings (Collection) for Kids

by Stanley Cesar

Have you ever wanted to enrich your child with the arts and humanities?
or
Have you ever wanted to decorate your child’s room with great paintings from one of your favorite painters?
Well, you can start with Frida Kahlo’s Paintings.
Twenty-Four Frida Kahlo’s Paintings (Collection) for Kids
There are colorful, youthful, and inspirational.



between Zen and Tao

by M Scotty Cogdell

Enlightenment is yours already. You can’t run away from it, and no one can keep it from you. It can’t be bought, sold, or even given away. Most people won’t recognize it when they see it, yet most wonder how it can be attained. The secret, if told, would no longer be a secret. Where might spiritual enlightenment be found? Maybe somewhere between Zen and Tao…



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