Jonathan "Seamus" Blackley is an American video game designer and former agent with Creative Artists Agency representing video game creators.
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This powerful memoir by a former army intelligence officer tells a story of impossible choices and the struggle with PTSD. Despite being touted as a potential presidential candidate, the author turns to a mayoral race and eventually drops out of public life due to depression and thoughts of suicide. He candidly shares his fight for healing and the support of his family, offering hope to readers going through similar struggles.
Sometimes I tweet about abuse, and the emotional struggles of just being alive. Trauma can easily make you feel very alone, like a weakling, outcast. @JasonKander’s #InvisibleStorm is a beautiful, poignant and entertaining book about trauma and life. It’s worth your time. 👊❤️ – source
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Discover a modern classic of science on thermodynamics with this clear, organized text. Based on lectures from a course at Columbia University, the book covers topics such as thermodynamic systems, the laws of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamic potentials, gaseous reactions, and the thermodynamics of dilute solutions. No advanced mathematics beyond calculus is required, making it approachable for a wide audience. Explore fascinating concepts and deepen your understanding of the fundamental facts of thermometry and calorimetry.
@MBKplus I adore that book. – source
This textbook on calculus of several variables offers a comprehensive guide for students seeking to expand their calculus knowledge. The book is ideal for either a one-semester course or a year-long sequence. Covering a range of topics such as maxima and minima, quadratic forms, and critical points, readers can choose to finish with Chapter IX or delve deeper into curve integrals and Green's theorem in Chapters VII-X. With beautiful applications of the chain rule in a physical context, this book is perfect for those looking to strengthen their calculus skills.
@XuluDelgado @jade_gato @github Lang is a good book. – source
Learn how to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs from scratch with this beginner's guide. Starting with actual Egyptian monuments and assuming no prior knowledge, the book offers a step-by-step journey through the script and language of the ancient Egyptians. Dive into the fascinating world of ancient Egypt and explore their views on life, death, humanity and the divine. With over thirty texts from various artifacts spanning two thousand years, this guide provides clear explanations, translations, photographs and drawings to make learning hieroglyphs both accessible and enjoyable.
If you’re interested in learning more, this book is a superb place to start. – source
Learn the art of gentlemanly self-defense with Self-Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies, written by master swordsman Colonel Thomas Hoyer Monstery. Originally published in the 1870s, this magnum opus provides unique insight into the Victorian-era fighting world with rare drawings and photographs. Monstery illuminates fighting styles such as British “purring”, Welsh jump-kicking, and American rough-and-tumble fighting, and provides instructions on self-defense with a cane, staff, or one’s bare hands. An extensive glossary of terms and introduction on Monstery's biography update this text for any era.
@BannanaBoy HOOKED ME UP for Father’s Day: amazing book. – source
This landmark graduate-level textbook is considered essential reading for every serious student and researcher in the field of relativity. Gravitation presents Einstein's general theory of relativity and offers a rigorous, full-year course on the physics of gravitation. With an emphasis on geometric interpretation, the comprehensive book introduces the theory of relativity and a wealth of advanced topics, including applications from stars to black holes and gravitational waves. The book continues to shape the research of generations of physicists and astronomers and is a must-have for students and scholars of relativity.
A couple things saved me. One of them I found the other day, slipped into my all time favorite physics book. It was a simple note from my dad, still in it’s envelope. It said that he believed in me, and that things would work out. – source