Today, about 98 percent of scientists affirm that climate change is human made, and about 2 percent still question it. Despite that overwhelming majority, though, about half the population of rich countries, like ours, choose to believe the 2 percent. And, paradoxically, this large camp of deniers grows even larger as more and more alarming proof of climate change has cropped up over the last decades. This disconnect has both climate scientists and activists scratching their heads, growing anxious, and responding, usually, by repeating more facts to ´´win´´ the argument. But, the more climate facts pile up, the greater the resistance to them grows, and the harder it becomes to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. Is humanity up to the task? It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and climate expert Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples, he shows how to retell the story of climate change and apply communication strategies more fit for the task.
Find out what men really think about apart from sex. For millennia, humans have marvelled at the difference between men and women. It´s widely known that the female gender is far superior to men in most areas - emotionally, cognitively and socially. But, to date, the complex secrets of a man´s mind have eluded science. Apart from ´sex´, what does a man actually think about? In this groundbreaking book, Professor Sheridan Simove reveals the true depth of a man´s mind. After years of painstaking research, he has precisely identified what men actually think about apart from sex. Professor Simove beautifully reveals a man´s mind as an open book and the results unlock an age old secret.
A back-to-basics guide on coding for absolute beginners - no prior experience required! How to Think Like a Coder introduces the key concepts of coding, such as loops, data types and calculations without having to learn a single line of code! Simple activities that draw analogies with the outside world make learning easy and fun.
If you know how to program with Python and also know a little about probability, you?re ready to tackle Bayesian statistics. With this book, you´ll learn how to solve statistical problems with Python code instead of mathematical notation, and use discrete probability distributions instead of continuous mathematics. Once you get the math out of the way, the Bayesian fundamentals will become clearer, and you?ll begin to apply these techniques to real-world problems. Bayesian statistical methods are becoming more common and more important, but not many resources are available to help beginners. Based on undergraduate classes taught by author Allen Downey, this book?s computational approach helps you get a solid start. * Use your existing programming skills to learn and understand Bayesian statistics * Work with problems involving estimation, prediction, decision analysis, evidence, and hypothesis testing * Get started with simple examples, using coins, M&Ms, Dungeons & Dragons dice, paintball, and hockey * Learn computational methods for solving real-world problems, such as interpreting SAT scores, simulating kidney tumors, and modeling the human microbiome.
Besser kommunizieren, anders zuhören, mehr Ziele erreichen! Nancy Kline hat eine Methode entwickelt, mit deren Hilfe wir unsere Art zu denken und zu kommunizieren radikal verbessern können - und damit auch unsere Art zu leben und zu arbeiten. Gutes, aktives Zuhören ist der Kern dieser Methode. In ihrem Buch zeigt sie, wie wichtig es in einer Zeit stetigen Wandels ist, Menschen dabei zu unterstützen, kreativ, unabhängig und selbständig zu denken und in Teams eine wertschätzende Kommunikationsatmosphäre zu schaffen. Mit ihren praxisnahen Strategien, die im Beruf ebenso wie in der Partnerschaft angewendet werden können, kann jeder neue Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit und des Zusammenlebens schaffen. Der Bestseller der modernen Kommunikation - jetzt erstmals in Deutschland!
What do you think: what is a miracle? No, this is not a hare from a cap in the hands of a magician. And not Old Man Hottabych with his beard. And even more so not a thousand rubles accidentally found on the sidewalk. A miracle is a man and a woman. Or rather, how two absolutely opposite creatures manage to get along with each other. Moreover, they manage to love each other. That´s where the miracle, and, real!