The Butterfly Effect


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A gripping thriller with a shocking twist! The chaos theory establishes the "butterfly effect" based on the following Chinese proverb: The simple flutter of a butterfly can change the world One day in the summer of 2006, when little Oli dared to snoop in the medical results of his parents, an ordinary butterfly appeared out of nowhere, and, for no apparent reason, fluttered its wings.That fall, in Oxford, a lone police officer is robbed while he slept, the same night that a bloody murder takes place on the other side of the city. Oblivious to this, a young Englishwoman plays the violin on the street while thinking of an impossible love in the past. In Madrid, a talented neurosurgeon is accused of the murder of his own patient, the multi-millionaire owner of a famous company. Apparently, none of these stories is related to the events of last October 12 starring Oli and Yayo. Apparently...

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Author by Luis Alberto Santamaría
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 9781547516780

The Butterfly Effect


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The flap of a butterfly's wing in one part of the world can cause devastating storms on the other side, just as the word "lesbian"—a force full of vitality and world-changing creativity—can destroy families and bring down governments. Evoking the ancient worlds of pre-Vedic and Sapphic lovers, medieval jonglaresas, and nuns "fingering petals and hips," as well as the contemporary world of circuses, global politics, friendship, betrayal, and death, the poems in this collection fold in on themselves, exploding into concentric rings of meaning, rich in symbol and metaphor.

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Author by Susan Hawthorne
Genre eBook Poetry
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ISBN Number 187675656X

The Butterfly Effect


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A fascinating, entertaining dive into the long-standing relationship between humans and insects, revealing the surprising ways we depend on these tiny, six-legged creatures. Insects might make us shudder in disgust, but they are also responsible for many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives. When we bite into a shiny apple, listen to the resonant notes of a violin, get dressed, receive a dental implant, or get a manicure, we are the beneficiaries of a vast army of insects. Try as we might to replicate their raw material (silk, shellac, and cochineal, for instance), our artificial substitutes have proven subpar at best, and at worst toxic, ensuring our interdependence with the insect world for the foreseeable future. Drawing on research in laboratory science, agriculture, fashion, and international cuisine, Edward D. Melillo weaves a vibrant world history that illustrates the inextricable and fascinating bonds between humans and insects. Across time, we have not only coexisted with these creatures but have relied on them for, among other things, the key discoveries of modern medical science and the future of the world's food supply. Without insects, entire sectors of global industry would grind to a halt and essential features of modern life would disappear. Here is a beguiling appreciation of the ways in which these creatures have altered--and continue to shape--the very framework of our existence.

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Author by Edward D. Melillo
Genre eBook Science
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ISBN Number 9781524733223

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Nia Black is a teenage girl who lived a life of abundance, having everything she wanted. After her father died and her mother suffered a massive stroke and ruptured brain aneurysm, her life drastically changed. Nia found herself alone in the world, with no support, no money and no place to live. Through her journey into adulthood, Nia would suffer in more ways than she could have imagined, but she would also learn many important life lessons. She would eventually find the power and love within herself to become fearless and to live a life of abundance and joy.

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Author by Cherie Dortch-Walden
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ISBN Number 1650010508

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The novelization of the upcoming film from New Line Cinema starring Ashton Kutcher ("That 70s Show"), opening on February 6, 2004. Struggling with repressed childhood memories, a young man devises a technique to travel back in time to inhabit his childhood body. Original.

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Author by James Swallow
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ISBN Number 1844160815

Butterfly Effect


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Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect it's had on us individually, and nationwide, today. It's a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.

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Author by Andy Andrews
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Imagineering The Butterfly Effect


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X91;Making change happen’ is an important challenge strategists face today. Not only do many of our organizations need change, whole industries and systems need to transform in order to survive and thrive in a connected society. In this study the complexity-based design approach of imagineering is presented and evaluated for its effectiveness in realizing organizational innovation in a sustainable way.0The method approaches organizational change as an emerging process of self-organization. By redesigning the business concept in the narrative mode a kind of bottom-up revitalizing process is effectuated which ignites the collective creativity of involved stakeholders in a strategically envisioned direction. Instead of focusing on changing behavior as conventional change-methods do, the method focuses on achieving a mind-shift in order to effectuate ‘transformation by inspiration’. The effectiveness of the method is evaluated predominantly through two cases which span a period of approximately ten years: the case of the city of Antwerp, and the case of the oldest Belgian retail-chain, Veritas. Based on insights gained from this study, the author reflects on the implications of the imagineering design method on four fields of study: transformative organizing, strategic thinking, design thinking in management and management education.

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Author by Diane Nijs
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9462361142

Black Holes And The Butterfly Effect


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What happens if you perturb a small part of a large system, and then you wait a while? If the system is chaotic, one expects the butterfly effect to push the state far from its original trajectory. I will present an analysis of this phenomenon in the setting of a strongly interacting quantum gauge theory, using the tools of gauge-gravity duality. The original state corresponds to a black hole geometry, and the perturbation is represented by a particle falling through the horizon. As time passes, the boost of the particle grows exponentially, creating a shock wave that implements the butterfly effect. Building on this framework, I will relate and explore the dynamics of chaos and the region behind the horizon of a black hole. This thesis is based on two papers written with Stephen Shenker. It should not be cited without also referencing those papers.

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Author by Douglas Stanford
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The Butterfly Effect Of Grace


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For over 25 years, Rex has taught with one simple theme;you matter to God.Somehow we have missed that. The unconditional mercy and grace that flow from the heart of God draws us to Him. Nothing we will ever do, good or bad, would ever cause the heart of God to love us any more or less than he does right now. When that truth soaks in, you and I will be able to live the life that God has called us to live.The smallest of things we do and say, matter deeply to God and to those around us. Grace, extended to others, has a ripple effect. When we step out of our comfort zone and touch the world around us, something happens.Broken-hearted people start to mend.They begin to connect the dots to God.That is a good thing, a very good thing.It can cause a butterfly effect of grace.

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Author by Rex G. Russell
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ISBN Number 9781606471944

The Butterfly Effect


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Sarah Haywood's The Cactus meets Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project in this heartwarming tale of an introvert, her lack of social conduct and empirical data-driven approach to people and relationships. The monarch. The glasswing. The red admiral. These are the names of some of Greta Oto's closest friends. As an entomologist who specializes in butterflies, Greta far prefers the company of bugs to humans, with the exception of her twin brother, Danny, though they've recently had a falling out. So she lands a research gig in the rainforest and leaves it all behind. But when Greta learns that Danny has suffered an aneurysm and is now hospitalized, she abandons her research and hurries home to the middle of nowhere America to be there for her brother. But there's only so much she can do, and unfortunately just like insects, humans don't stay cooped up in their hives either--they buzz about and... socialize. Coming home means confronting all that she left behind, including her lousy soon-to-be sister-in-law, her estranged mother, and her ex-boyfriend Brandon who has conveniently found a new non-lab-exclusive partner with shiny hair, perfect teeth, and can actually remember the names of the people she meets right away. Being that Brandon runs the only butterfly conservatory in town, and her dissertation is now in jeopardy, taking that job, being back home, it's all creating chaos of Greta's perfectly catalogued and compartmentalized world. The Butterfly Effect is a warm, uplifting story about the behavior of bugs (and people), how they can be altered by high-pressure climates, confused by breakdowns in communication, and most importantly, how they can rehabilitate themselves and each other.

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Author by Rachel McKenny
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ISBN Number 1643855298