Junk DNA by Nessa Carey:
For decades after the identification of the structure of DNA, scientists focused only on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions that make up 98 percent of the human genome were dismissed as "junk," sequences that serve no purpose. But researchers have recently discovered variations and modulations in this junk DNA that are involved with a number of intractable diseases. Our increasing knowledge of junk DNA has led to innovative research and treatment approaches that may finally ameliorate some of these conditions.
Junk DNA can play vital and unanticipated roles in the control of gene expression, from fine-tuning individual genes to switching off entire chromosomes. These functions have forced scientists to revisit the very meaning of the word "gene" and have engendered a spirited scientific battle over whether or not this genomic "nonsense" is the source of human biological complexity. Drawing on her experience with leading scientific investigators in Europe and North America, Nessa Carey provides a clear and compelling introduction to junk DNA and its critical involvement in phenomena as diverse as genetic diseases, viral infections, sex determination in mammals, and evolution. We are only now unlocking the secrets of junk DNA, and Nessa Carey's book is an essential resource for navigating the history and controversies of this fast-growing, hotly disputed field.
Nessa Carey is a visiting professor at Imperial College, London. She earned her Ph.D. in virology from the University of Edinburgh. Having worked in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries for more than a decade, she maintains strong relationships with leading researchers in Europe and across the United States, at such institutions as the Harvard Medical School, the University of Pennsylvania, the Wistar Institute, the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Southern California. Carey is also the author of The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance.
Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography: By Sanjeev Sanyal
Did the Great Flood of Indian legend actually happen? Why did the Buddha walk to Sarnath to give his first sermon? How did the Europeans map India?
The history of any country begins with its geography. With sparkling wit and intelligence, Sanjeev Sanyal sets off to explore India and look at how the country’s history was shaped by, among other things, its rivers, mountains and cities. Traversing remote mountain passes, visiting ancient archaeological sites, crossing rivers in shaky boats and immersing himself in old records and manuscripts, he considers questions about Indian history that we rarely ask: Why do Indians call their country Bharat? How did the British build the railways across the subcontinent? What was it like to sail on an Indian Ocean merchant ship in the fifth century AD? Why was the world's highest mountain named after George Everest?
Currently the Global Strategist of one of the world’s largest banks, Sanjeev Sanyal is a prolific writer who divides his time between India and Singapore. An Eisenhower Fellow, he was named Young Global Leader for 2010 by the World Economic Forum. His last book was The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise after a Thousand Years of Decline, published by Penguin in 2008
The Lost Years of Jesus:By Elizabeth Clare Prophet
The Gospels record Jesus age 12 in the temple, then age 30 at the river Jordan. Where was he in the interim? Ancient Buddhist manuscripts say Jesus left Palestine and traveled to India, Nepal, Ladakh and Tibet. For the first time, Prophet brings together the testimony of four eyewitnesses of these remarkable manuscripts plus three different translations of the texts. Illustrated with maps, drawings and 79 photos
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
(April 8, 1939 - October 15, 2009) was an American spiritual author and lecturer.She was a modern-day mystic, author, lecturer and spiritual teacher. She has been featured on NBC's Ancient Prophecies, A&E's The Unexplained and has talked about her work on Larry King Live. Her lectures and workshops have been broadcast on more than 200 cable TV stations throughout the United States.
Among her bestselling titles are Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil, How to Work with Angels, Soul Mates and Twin Flames, Creative Abundance, Saint Germain On Alchemy, and Violet Flame to Heal Body, Mind and Soul.
Published in English in multiple formats then often translated into more than 30 languages, these teachings of the ascended masters continue to beckon to the new seeker as well as to challenge the long-time student.
She has pioneered techniques in practical spirituality, including the creative power of sound for personal growth and world transformation.
My Gita :by Devdutt Pattanaik
In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach—thematic rather than verse-by-verse—makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams.
In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—even selfies!).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
So let My Gita inform your Gita.
Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik (born December 11, 1970) is an Indian physician turned leadership consultant, mythologist and author whose works focus largely on the areas of myth, mythology, and also management. He has written a number of books related to Hindu mythology, including Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology, a novel, The Pregnant King, and Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata (2010).
He is the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group, one of India’s largest retailers, bringing the wisdom of Indian mythology into Indian business, especifically in human resource management. He also writes a column for the newspaper MID DAY.
He has also written a novel based on a tale from the Mahabharata titled 'The Pregnant King' published by Penguin Books India
The Interpretation of Dreams: by Sigmund Freud
Freud's discovery that the dream is the means by which the unconscious can be explored is undoubtedly the most revolutionary step forward in the entire history of psychology. Dreams, according to his theory, represent the hidden fulfillment of our unconscious wishes.
Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial - minds of the 20th century.
Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic). His father was a merchant. The family moved to Leipzig and then settled in Vienna, where Freud was educated. Freud's family were Jewish but he was himself non-practising.
In 1873, Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna. After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital. He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful experiences under hypnosis. In 1885, Freud went to Paris as a student of the neurologist Jean Charcot. On his return to Vienna the following year, Freud set up in private practice, specialising in nervous and brain disorders. The same year he married Martha Bernays, with whom he had six children.
Freud developed the theory that humans have an unconscious in which sexual and aggressive impulses are in perpetual conflict for supremacy with the defences against them. In 1897, he began an intensive analysis of himself. In 1900, his major work 'The Interpretation of Dreams' was published in which Freud analysed dreams in terms of unconscious desires and experiences.
In 1902, Freud was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the University of Vienna, a post he held until 1938. Although the medical establishment disagreed with many of his theories, a group of pupils and followers began to gather around Freud. In 1910, the International Psychoanalytic Association was founded with Carl Jung, a close associate of Freud's, as the president. Jung later broke with Freud and developed his own theories.
After World War One, Freud spent less time in clinical observation and concentrated on the application of his theories to history, art, literature and anthropology. In 1923, he published 'The Ego and the Id', which suggested a new structural model of the mind, divided into the 'id, the 'ego' and the 'superego'.
In 1933, the Nazis publicly burnt a number of Freud's books. In 1938, shortly after the Nazis annexed Austria, Freud left Vienna for London with his wife and daughter Anna.
Freud had been diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 1923, and underwent more than 30 operations. He died of cancer on 23 September 1939.
The Psychology Book: By Nigel C. Benson Joannah Ginsburg, Voula Grand, Merrin Lazyan, Marcus Weeks, Catherine Collin
Clearly explaining more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the field, The Psychology Book uses accessible text and easy-to-follow graphics and illustrations to explain the complex theoretical and experimental foundations of psychology.
From its philosophical roots through behaviorism, psychotherapy, and developmental psychology, The Psychology Book looks at all the greats from Pavlov and Skinner to Freud and Jung, and is an essential reference for students and anyone with an interest in how the mind works.
Voula Grand is a successful business psychologist and executive coach. Honor's Shadow, her debut novel, is a psychological drama about secrets, betrayal, and revenge; it is the first of a trilogy. Voula completed an MA in creative writing in 2006, and hopes to dedicate more of her time to fiction writing in future. She lives in Hertford with her husband Paul, and is mother and stepmother to five adult sons and daughters.
Nigel C. Benson (born January 15, 1955) is a British author and illustrator.
Benson was born in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, son of Ralph H. Benson, a fine artist specializing in oils and pastels, and Heather M. Benson. He grew up in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, and was educated at Dunstable Grammar School (where film star Gary Cooper and other notables were taught). He gained an Honours Degree in Psychology at North East London Polytechnic (now the University of East London) and a Masters Degree in Education through the Open University. He is a PhD research student at the University of London Institute of Education
Bengali Book : EKADASH ASWAROHI by Shankar:
This book narrate the very interesting story about the eleven Spiritual sage or leader from Bengal who were spread the ancient wisdom of Veda and Hinduism throughout the United States like Vivekananda, Probhupada (Iskon), swami Jogananda etc.
Shankar, real name Mani Shankar Mukherjee, and generally known in English-language literature as Sankar, is a very popular writer in the Bengali language. He grew up in Howrah district of West Bengal.
Noel Barwell introduced Shankar to literature.After Noel Barwell's sudden death, Sankar, the professional version of his name adopted for the law courts, sought to honor Barwell. "First, I wanted to build a statue. It was not possible. I then wanted to name a road. Even that was not feasible. And then I decided to write a book about him," according to Shankar.That impetus led to his first novel, about Barwell, that according to some critics is perhaps the most stimulating -- "Kato Ajanare" (So Much Unknown).
At the same time period in 1962, Shankar conceived Chowringhee on a rainy day at the waterlogged crossing of Central Avenue and Dalhousie - a busy business district in the heart of Kolkata. The novel, set in the opulent hotel he called Shahjahan, was made into a cult movie in 1968.
Shankar marketed his literary work to Bengali households with the marketing slogan "A bagful of Shankar (Ek Bag Shankar)". Collections of his books were sold in blue packets through this marketing effort.In addition to his literary efforts, Shankar is regarded as a street food expert with two books on this topic. He also is a marketing professional associated with an Indian industrial house.
Collected writings of Scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose in Bengali By ARUPRATAN BHATTACHARYA & SAILEN CHAKRABORTY
Collected stories and articles written by renowned Bengali scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose on the various subjects of science (Botany, biology, physics etc) mostly on Bengali and English.
The book have Various pictures of apparatus and machines which was invented by Jagadish Chandra Bose during his various experiments on Waves in physics and experiments on plants to establish the fact that plants also have brain(They also feel pain , sarrow etc and have neural circuit) like any other animals.
Bengali Book : Bigyane Mohila by Dr Nivedita Nag and Dr Rajkumar Roychowdhury
Women in the field of Science
Bengali Book: Bharatiyo Madhyayuge Sadhanar Dhara by Khitimohon Sen
Modification and evolution of Indian ancient rituals and Meditation during the middle ages.
Kshitimohan Sen (2 December 1880 – 12 March 1960) was an Indian scholar, writer and a Sanskrit professor. He was an acting Upacharyas of Visva-Bharati University (1953–1954). He is the maternal grandfather of Amartya Sen
Bengali Book : Bangalir Dushprapaya Shikar Kahini By Bishyadeb Gangopadhaya
Rare collection of true story and pictures of Bengali hunting during British period in India from different bengali magazines. these stories are beautifully illustrated by renowned Bengali graphic novel artist Sri Mayukh Chowdhury.
Bengali Book : Sanyashi Samrat By Chittaranjan Maity:
Historical stories on Samrat Ashoka after became Dharmashoka .
Priyadarshin Ashoka then spread Buddhism outside India through his son Rahul and daughter sanghamitra. This Book narrate the stories on this incidents.
Chittaranjan Maity is modern Indian Bengali writer, Novelist and Story Writer who was born in Modinipur, India. He is also popular for Children Literature and He is popular among young writers of Indian Bangla Novel. His first book is Shishu Sathi. Nilangona, Kaler Rakhal, Joyeeta, Mohini, Ononna, Agnikonna, Birjobati Birbhaga etc are his most popular books. Download Chittaranjan Maity Bangla Books in PDF and Read Joyeeta by Chittaranjan Maity.
Bengali Book :Chayadarshan By Sunil Gangopadhyay:
Collection of various Historical stories by Sunil Gangopadhyay , start with the journey of Hiuen tsang (Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who described the interaction between China and India ) to ancient India during the regime of Harsha Vardhana .
Sunil Gangopadhyay or Sunil Ganguly, was an Indian Bengali poet and novelist based in the Indian city of Kolkata. Born in Faridpur, in what is now Bangladesh, Gangopadhyay obtained his master's degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta.
Hindi Book : Bhrigu Samhita by Bagawandas Mittal:
Hindi translation of ancient text on Astrology by the Vedic sage Bhrigu muni. It contain the various permutation and combination of horoscopes of different Indian rashi or Moonsign.