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  • booksreddit.com:Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

    Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

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    Is it immoral to have children in a world that is immoral? If the world we live in is mostly immoral, it would be immoral to subject someone to living in an immoral world
    Most people believe that they were either benefited or at least not harmed by being brought into existence. Thus, if they ever do reflect on whether they should bring others into existence—rather than having children without even thinking about whether they should—they presume that they do them no harm. Better Never to Have Been challenges these assumptions. David Benatar argues that coming into existence is always a serious harm. Although the good things in one’s life make one’s life go … more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

    Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

    978

    They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin’s parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care cente…


  • booksreddit.com:Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs

    Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation’s ERs

    833

    * A suicide attempt by an “explosive” young man…* The “hidden secrets” of a grotesquely obese patient…* A couple whose amorous acrobatics get out of hand…* A child brought back from the dead…Bristling with the raw power of reality, this riveting book recounts true tales of life and death from the emergency rooms of America. Dr. Mark Brown asked over 15,000 fellow ER staffers to share their most unforgettable moments. Now, in their own voices, these real ER personnel bring us their mos…


  • booksreddit.com:The Long Climb: From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery

    The Long Climb: From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery

    514

    Unlike other books on the history of dentistry, The Long Climb: From Barber-Surgeons to Doctors of Dental Surgery outlines the personal struggles endured and victories achieved by the leading personalities of dentistry during its development from antiquity to the present. It showcases the courage and determination of dentistry’s pioneers while exposing the episodes of weakness and dishonesty that tarnished the image of the dentist. By highlighting the controversies surrounding major advances …


  • booksreddit.com:Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs

    Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation’s ERs

    507

    * A suicide attempt by an “explosive” young man…* The “hidden secrets” of a grotesquely obese patient…* A couple whose amorous acrobatics get out of hand…* A child brought back from the dead…Bristling with the raw power of reality, this riveting book recounts true tales of life and death from the emergency rooms of America. Dr. Mark Brown asked over 15,000 fellow ER staffers to share their most unforgettable moments. Now, in their own voices, these real ER personnel bring us their mos…


  • booksreddit.com:Ready Player One: A Novel

    Ready Player One: A Novel

    397

    In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.    But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players will…


  • booksreddit.com:Contrast Sensitivity of the Human Eye and Its Effects on Image Quality (SPIE Press Monograph Vol....

    Contrast Sensitivity of the Human Eye and Its Effects on Image Quality (SPIE Press Monograph Vol….

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    Examines contrast sensitivity of the human visual system–concerning the eye’s ability to distinguish objects from each other or from the background–and its effects on the image-forming process. The text provides equations for determining various aspects of contrast sensitivity, in addition to models (mathematical expressions) that can easily be adapted for practical applications.Contents – Introduction – References – Modulation threshold and noise – Model for the spatial contrast sensitivit…


  • booksreddit.com:An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    360

    A brilliant, cutting-edge exploration of the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the controversial, potentially groundbreaking therapies that scientists are developing to correct these disorders Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn’s disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that’s because i…


  • booksreddit.com:The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

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    What is philosophy of science (and should scientists care)?
    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teac… more about book…