Human enhancement, Harris argues, is a good thing--good morally, good for individuals, good as social policy, and good for a genetic heritage that needs serious improvement. Enhancing Evolution defends biotechnological interventions that could allow us to live longer, healthier, and even happier lives by, for example, providing us with immunity from cancer and HIV/AIDS. But the book advocates far more than therapies designed to free us from sickness and disability. Harris champions the possibility of influencing the very course of evolution to give us increased mental and physical powers--from reasoning, concentration, and memory to strength, stamina, and reaction speed. Indeed, he supports enhancing ourselves in almost any way we desire. And it's not only morally defensible to enhance ourselves, Harris says. In some cases, it's morally obligatory.
Whether one looks upon biotechnology with hope, fear, or a little of both, Enhancing Evolution makes a case for it that no one can ignore.
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Classroom in a Book is the most thorough and comprehensive way for you to master all the new features in Adobe's top-rated consumer-targeted photo-editing software. Each chapter in this step-by-step, lesson-based guide contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, while end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. You will learn the basics of editing your images with Photoshop Elements and learn how to best use the program's many new features.
In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and improved features in Photoshop Elements 15. Discover how to use Smart Tags and enhanced search to make it faster and easier to organize and find your photos. Save time with the enhanced Instant Fix feature. Explore all new Guided Edits. Explore the Filter Gallery. You’ll discover new tools that let you expand your creativity. And you’ll learn how to print, export, and share your images.
When war breaks out in 1914, Mark Fenner and his Sheffield friends immediately flock to Kitchener's call. Amid waving flags and boozy celebration, the three men - Fen, his best friend Locky and self-assured Frank, rival for the woman Fen loves - enlist as volunteers to take on the Germans and win glory.
Through ramshackle training in sodden England and a stint in arid Egypt, rebellious but brave Fen proves himself to be a natural leader, only undermined by on-going friction with Frank. Headed by terse, tough Sergeant Major Bold, this group of young men form steel-strong bonds, and yearn to face the great adventure of the Western Front.
Then, on one summer's day in 1916, Fen and his band of brothers are sent to the Somme, and this very ordinary hero discovers what it means to fight for your life.
Stirringly told from the down-to-earth view of everyday soldiers, Covenant with Death is acclaimed as one of the greatest novels about war ever written. Now with a new foreword by Louis de Bernières, author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Drawing together some of the latest research on the body and schooling, Body Knowledge and Control offers a sharp and challenging critique of (post) modern-day attitudes toward obesity, health, childhood and the mainstream science and business interests that promote narrow body-centred ways of thinking. Includes:
* A critical history of notions of body, identity and health in schools.
* Analysis of the 'obesity epidemic', eating disorders
* Analysis of the influence of nurtured body image in racism, sexism, homophobia and body elitism in schools.
Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 delivers a complete workflow solution for the digital photographer, from powerful one-click adjustments to a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Readers learn how to manage large volumes of digital photographs, work in a non-destructive environment to allow for fearless experimentation, and perform sophisticated image processing tasks to easily produce good-looking pictures and polished presentations for both web and print.
This completely revised Photoshop Lightroom CC / 6 edition explains how to edit and organize your images on mobile devices. Learn how to tag faces in your photo library for easier organization, and use Photo Merge to combine different exposures of the same subject to produce an HDR image. You’ll also learn how to create stylish book designs that can be uploaded directly from Photoshop Lightroom for printing through the on-demand book vendor Blurb, or exported to PDF and printed on your own computer.
In this new version of the book you will receive complete coverage of all the new and enhanced features in Photoshop Elements 14. Learn how the new Import In Bulk command lets you browse the images on your hard disk, and then add the contents of multiple folders in disparate locations to a single batch import. Discover workflow improvements that make it easier than ever to sort and search your catalog, with pre-stacked faces in the People view and new, easy-to-browse UnPinned photos and Suggested events tabs in the Places and Events views. Explore a revamped Guided edit interface—the new home for the Photomerge tools—where you'll experience a new guided Photomerge Panorama workflow, follow simple steps to resize a photo at the appropriate resolution for print or web, and learn how to add motion to a static image with the fun new Speed Effect. You'll try the new Smart Looks in Quick edit mode, learn how to make your pictures crisper and clearer with the Shake Reduction and Haze Removal tools, and how to make finer selections than ever before with an enhanced Refine Selection Brush that can even handle hair, fur, and feathers.
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In a new preface, Harris offers a glimpse at the new science and technology to come, equipping readers with the knowledge to assess the ethics and policy dimensions of future forms of human enhancement.
Encompassing the years 1928-1938, they explore some key periods of Britten's life - his early compositions, his education first under composer Frank Bridge and then at the Royal College of Music, an unhappy but productive period studying under John Ireland and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and his reluctant and often painful process of parting from the warm, safe environment of his family home and his beloved mother.
The diaries cast light on an often misrepresented musician whose technique, originality and musical prowess have entranced audiences for generations and who continues to inspire composers and musicians around the world.