Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be…


Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature
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The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New…


The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
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Doing the Impossible by Arthur L. Slotkin

Doing the Impossible: George E. Mueller & the Management of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program by Arthur L. Slotkin
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Overview: Apollo was known for its engineering triumphs, but its success also came from a disciplined management style. This excellent account of one of the most important personalities in early American human spaceflight history describes for the first time how George E. Mueller, the system manager of the human spaceflight program of the 1960s, applied the SPO methodology and other special considerations such as “all-up”testing, resulting in the success of the Apollo Program. Wernher von Braun and others did not readily accept such testing or Mueller’s approach to system management, but later acknowledged that without them NASA would not have landed astronauts on the Moon by 1969. While Apollo remained Mueller’s priority, from his earliest days at the agency, he promoted a robust post-Apollo Program which resulted in Skylab, the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. As a result of these efforts, Mueller earned the sobriquet: “the father of the space shuttle.” Following his success at NASA, Mueller returned to industry. Although he did not play a leading role in human spaceflight again, in 2011 the National Air and Space Museum awarded him their lifetime achievement trophy for his contributions.

Following the contributions of George E. Mueller, in this unique book Arthur L. Slotkin answers such questions as: exactly how did the methods developed for use in the Air Force ballistic missile programs get modified and used in the Apollo Program? How did George E. Mueller, with the help of others, manage the Apollo Program? How did NASA centers, coming from federal agencies with cultures of their own, adapt to the new structured approach imposed from Washington?

George E. Mueller is the ideal central character for this book. He was instrumental in the creation of Apollo extension systems leading to Apollo, the Shuttle, and today’s ISS and thus was a pivotal figure in early American human spaceflight history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Impossible Plays: Adventures with the Cottesloe Company (Plays…


Impossible Plays: Adventures with the Cottesloe Company (Plays and Playwrights)
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Impossible to Ignore Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions (Unabridged)

The inconceivable takes longer : the 1,00zero wisest issues ever stated through Nobel Prize laureates

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Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas And South Asian …

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Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures

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Beyond Impossible : From Reluctant Runner to Guinness World Record Breaker

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The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter

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The Second Kind of Impossible by Paul J. Steinhardt

The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter by Paul J. Steinhardt
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Overview: One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure.
When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter-one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible.
The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture-that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system.
Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful-and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Second Kind of Impossible by Paul J. Steinhardt (.ePUB)

The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter by Paul J. Steinhardt
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 74.4 MB
Overview: One of the most fascinating scientific detective stories of the last fifty years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible reads like James Gleick’s Chaos combined with an Indiana Jones adventure.
When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. The Second Kind of Impossible is the story of Steinhardt’s thirty-five-year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter-one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set in stone for centuries. Steinhardt dubs this new form of matter “quasicrystal.” The rest of the scientific community calls it simply impossible.
The Second Kind of Impossible captures Steinhardt’s scientific odyssey as it unfolds over decades, first to prove viability, and then to pursue his wildest conjecture-that nature made quasicrystals long before humans discovered them. Along the way, his team encounters clandestine collectors, corrupt scientists, secret diaries, international smugglers, and KGB agents. Their quest culminates in a daring expedition to a distant corner of the Earth, in pursuit of tiny fragments of a meteorite forged at the birth of the solar system.
Steinhardt’s discoveries chart a new direction in science. They not only change our ideas about patterns and matter, but also reveal new truths about the processes that shaped our solar system. The underlying science is important, simple, and beautiful-and Steinhardt’s firsthand account is an engaging scientific thriller.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Korea: The Impossible Country

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The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her…

The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection
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