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THE BLACK SWAN: SECOND EDITION: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE: WITH A NEW SECTION: "ON ROBUSTNESS AND FRAGILITY" (INCERTO)
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THE BLACK SWAN: SECOND EDITION: THE IMPACT OF THE HIGHLY IMPROBABLE: WITH A NEW SECTION: "ON ROBUSTNESS AND FRAGILITY" (INCERTO)

By Taleb, Nassim Nicholas

Random House Trade Paperback, 2010. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Inc erto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, h uman error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The o ther books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes. A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characterist ics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predi ctable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11. For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everythin g about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they oc cur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired t o learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentra te on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into cons ideration what we don't know. We are, therefore, unable to truly estimate o pportunities, too vulnerable to the impulse to simplify, narrate, and categ orize, and not open enough to rewarding those who can imagine the "impossib le." For years, Taleb has studied how we fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we actually do. We restrict our thinking to the irrelevant and inconsequential, while large event.

$6.58

IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR BRAIN AND BOOSTING YOU R BRAIN POWER
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IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR BRAIN AND BOOSTING YOU R BRAIN POWER

By Barrett, Susan L.

Free Spirit Pub, 1992. Paperback. Good. Discusses the physiology and evolution of the brain, definitions and measur ing of intelligence, problem solving, and other related topics. Also includ es suggestions for further reading and activities for stimulating creative thinking and other intellectual abilities.Discusses the physiology and evol ution of the brain, definitions and measuring of intelligence, problem solv ing, and other topics.

$4.70

DK EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE JAPAN (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDES)

By Travel, DK

DK Eyewitness Travel, 2017. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, p lus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring this cultured and unique nation. Take a guided Tokyo walking tour, bathe in hot springs, hike Japan's mounta inous interior or visit peaceful temples: everything you need to know is cl early laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Japan wit h this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Japan: - Over 30 colour maps, plus a Tokyo subway guide, help you navigate with ea se - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Japan, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans depict Tokyo National Museum, Senso-ji Templ e, Nijo Castle, Himeji Castle, Taiyuin-byo Shrine and more - Colour photographs of Japan's stunning landscape, temples and shrines, im pressive castles and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Tokyo, Honshu, Kyoto, Shikoku, K yushu, Okinawa and Hokkaido - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: lea rn about history, festivals, rituals, values, beliefs and traditions - Experience the culture with features on Japanese houses, sumo and the mar tial arts, Japanese traditional theatre, the samurai and Japanese tradition al dress - Essential travel tips - our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop an d sightsee, plus useful phrases, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guid.

$6.11

THE FIVE TIBETANS : FIVE DYNAMIC EXERCISES FOR HEALTH, ENERGY, AND PERSONAL POWER
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THE FIVE TIBETANS : FIVE DYNAMIC EXERCISES FOR HEALTH, ENERGY, AND PERSONAL POWER

By Kilham, Christopher

Healing Arts Press : Distrib, 1994. Paperback. Near Fine. In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The Five Tibetans is a yogic system of highly energizing postures and exerc ises that originated in the Himalayas. Liberating and enhancing the innate energetic power of the human body and mind, these five exercises take a min imum of daily time and effort but offer remarkable results in the way of in creased physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. In addit ion, these exercises can be a vehicle for enlivening the senses and generat ing and harnessing energy for the purpose of self-transformation. Regular practice of these postures: Relieves muscular tension and nervous stress Improves respiration and digestion Benefits the cardiovascular system Leads to deep relaxation and well-being Tunes and energizes the chakras The Five Tibetans are explained within the context of traditional yoga, providing a foundation for understanding. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations complement the text and clearly indicate the proper execution of each exercise.

$4.70

ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (JAPANESE AND ENGLISH EDITION)
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ONCE UPON A TIME IN JAPAN (KODANSHA BILINGUAL BOOKS) (JAPANESE AND ENGLISH EDITION)

By Kawauchi, Sayumi

Kodansha International Ltd, 1997. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Japan has an ancient oral tradition of folk stories for children that are highly evocative and impart a valuable moral lesson. This is a collection of eight of the stories, accompanied by "manga" illustrations from the television animated version.

$4.70

THE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ORGANIZER
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THE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ORGANIZER

By Abrams, Rhonda

Planning Shop, 2001. Hardcover. Fine. The author provides step-by-step instructions for establishing and growing a business, from choosing a location to keeping good records. 25,000 first printing.

$37.60

THE ZEN TEACHING OF HUANG PO ON THE TRANSMISSION OF MIND
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THE ZEN TEACHING OF HUANG PO ON THE TRANSMISSION OF MIND

By Po, Huang

Grove Press, 1959. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

$7.05

THE EDGE OF CHAOS: FINANCIAL BOOMS, BUBBLES, CRASHES AND CHAOS
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THE EDGE OF CHAOS: FINANCIAL BOOMS, BUBBLES, CRASHES AND CHAOS

By Cohen, Bernice

Wiley, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Spanning two centuries and across three continents (Europe, America and Asia), the author provides a fascinating history on some famous and not so famous financial events. Beginning with the 1720s Mississippi and South Sea Companies to the great global crashes of 1929 and 1987, Bernice Cohen provides us with a strategy for tracking market trends and cycles, and protecting our investments against the next financial crash.

$6.58

ANCIENT SECRET OF THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH COOKBOOK (SIMPLE, DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR HEALTH & LONGEVITY)

By Weise, Devanando Otfried

Harbor Press, Inc, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

$6.11

TREKKING IN TIBET
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TREKKING IN TIBET

By McCue, Gary

Mountaineers, 1991. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

$6.11

JAPANESE GRADED READERS: LEVEL 0 VOL.3 (5 BOOKS AND AUDIO CD) (JAPANESE EDI TION)

By Supporters, NPO Tadoku

Ask Publishing Co.,Ltd, 2014. Tankobon Softc. Like New. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Japanese Graded Reader series meets the need of the learners of Japanese who want to learn and enjoy reading/listening in Japanese. Each reader is written and edited with care to every detail so you can enjoy reading and absorb tons of Japanese without a dictionary. -Five levels for the beginning to intermediate learners. Ranges from folk tales, fiction, biographies, history, and culture. -Every kanji has its reading printed next to it, and also every katakana up to Level 3. -Vocabulary and grammar are controlled throughout. -Vocabulary outside the control list are made clear through paraphrasing and/or illustrations. -CD recording with sound effects makes reading, listening and shadowing much fun. This is the introductory level of our textbook series featuring 400 characters and 350 vocabulary words per volume using only desu/masu forms. All of the content is written horizontally and using mostly pictures so even complete beginners will have no problem.

$18.80

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MIND

By Buzan, Narrator) Tony (Author

Linden Press, 1986. Paperback. Very Good. Explains how to develop untapped resource areas of the brain and increase y our ability to think, learn, read, memorize, listen, and solve problems mor e creatively and efficiently.

$4.70

THE LOTUS-BORN: THE LIFE STORY OF PADMASAMBHAVA
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THE LOTUS-BORN: THE LIFE STORY OF PADMASAMBHAVA

By Tsogyal, Yeshe

Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2015. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. How often do you hear the story of a man who was immaculately born from wit hin a lotus flower with a thousand petals, in the middle of a lake, having been sent as a meteor from the heart of the Boudha of Boundless light? Lotu s-Born is the fabulous story of the mystic, master scholar, and outrageous yogi, Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born, who grew up an adopted prince, was ban ished, burned at the stake in a neighboring kingdom, and continued miraculo usly unscathed, wandering through cemeteries, dancing on corpses, and proce eded to live more than five hundred years. He is regarded by the most sane Tibetans as a real, historical figure, the founder of Buddhism in Tibet whe re he subjugated demons and taught the Buddha's teachings. The complete story of how Buddhism was planted in Tibet is available in English for the first time with the publication of this book. Lotus-Born is a translation of a biography of the great master recorded in the ninth century by his foremost Tibetan disciple, the princess Yeshe Tsogyal. Many of these biographies were concealed as terma treasures to protect them against the changes of time.

$15.04

THE CODE OF KINGS: THE LANGUAGE OF SEVEN SACRED MAYA TEMPLES AND TOMBS
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THE CODE OF KINGS: THE LANGUAGE OF SEVEN SACRED MAYA TEMPLES AND TOMBS

By Schele, Linda

Scribner, 2001. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This unique and extraordinary guide to seven major sites of Maya civilizati on highlights the pioneering work of two great scholars of ancient America. For readers at every level - from the casual tourist to the serious studen t - The Code of Kings relies on Linda Schele and Peter Mathews's revolution ary work in the decipherment of the hieroglyphs that cover the surfaces of Maya ruins to give us a far clearer picture of Maya culture than we have ev er had. Richly illustrated with line art and the incomparable photography of Justin Kerr and Macduff Everton, The Code of Kings is a landmark contribution to our understanding of the Maya and a phenomenal guided tour of seven of the most awesome and magical spots on Earth.

$6.58

HOW TO BE A STAR AT WORK: 9 BREAKTHROUGH STRATEGIES YOU NEED TO SUCCEED
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HOW TO BE A STAR AT WORK: 9 BREAKTHROUGH STRATEGIES YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

By Kelley, Robert E.

Currency, 1999. Paperback. Very Good/Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Do you know what it takes to be a star at work? Robert Kelley has the answ er." --Fast Company STARS ARE MADE, NOT BORN Find out what separates stars from average performers Learn how to be the top pick for the choice jobs Use nine star-performer strategies to become a member of the select "ten-fo r-one" club, with ten times the productivity of the average worker Find out how using the nine strategies enables you to out-perform people wi th supposedly better credentials New in this edition: special insights for women and members of minority groups.

$6.11

HAIKU: SPRING V. 2

By Blyth, Reginald Horace

Nippon Shuppan Hanbai Deutsc, 1992. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

$61.10

LONDON
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LONDON

By Leapman, Michael (Contributor)

DK Publishing (Dorling Kinde, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include enhanced maps, street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and an expanded traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.

$6.11

DOGS (EYEWITNESS COMPANIONS)
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DOGS (EYEWITNESS COMPANIONS)

By Fogle, Bruce

Dorling Kindersley, 2006. Paperback. Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Showing you what others only tell you, this title covers the history of dogs from their wild origins to their role as house pets and working dogs. It features specially commissioned photography and information on identifying breeds, from toy poodles to Irish wolfhounds, plus expert guidance on behavior, training, health, and grooming. This is the one-stop guide to your canine companion.

$6.58

THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BONSAI: THE ESSENTIAL STEP-BY-STEP G UIDE TO CREATING, GROWING, AND DISPLAYING BONSAI WITH
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THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BONSAI: THE ESSENTIAL STEP-BY-STEP G UIDE TO CREATING, GROWING, AND DISPLAYING BONSAI WITH

By Norman, Ken

Lorenz Books, 2009. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Ken Norman has been growing bonsai for over forty years. He and his wife Ann have an important collection of bonsai permanently displayed at Leonardslee Gardens, West Sussex, England. Ken is a past Chairman of both the Federation of British Bonsai Societies (FOBBS) and the Friends of the National Bonsai Collection (FNBC). He is also a founder member, past Chairman and current President of the Sussex Bonsai Group and has been involved in organizing national and international bonsai conventions. Ken is a member of the RHS Floral B Committee and with his wife exhibit their bonsai at major flower shows. Ken and Ann have been awarded six Gold Medals at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show, including a Gold Medal at Chelsea 2004. A highly respected bonsai artist, Ken lectures on and demonstrates the art of bonsai throughout the UK.

$9.40

TARA THE FEMININE DIVINE
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TARA THE FEMININE DIVINE

By Rinpoche, Bokar

Clear Point P., 2000. Paperback. Near Fine. In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged.

$7.52

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