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The Handy Biology Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Title The Handy Biology Answer Book
Author Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2014-07-21
Category Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781578595259
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gene Therapy. DNA Profiling. Cloning. Stem Cells. Super Bugs. Botany. Zoology. Sex. The study of life and living organisms is ancient, broad, and ongoing. The thoroughly revised and completely updated second edition of The Handy Biology Answer Book examines, explains, and traces mankind’s understanding of this important topic. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of life into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 1,300 common biology questions, including … • What is social Darwinism? • Is IQ genetically controlled? • Do animals commit murder? • How did DNA help “discover” King Richard III? • Is obesity inherited? The Handy Biology Answer Book covers all aspects of human, animal, plant, and microbial biology. It also introduces the scientists behind the breathtaking advances, tracing scientific history and milestones. It explains the inner workings of cells, as well as bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant and animal characteristics and diversity, endangered plants and animals, evolution, adaption and the environment, DNA and chromosomes, genetics and genetic engineering, laboratory techniques, and much more. This handy reference is the go-to guide for students and the more learned alike. It’s for anyone interested in life!

Title The Handy Biology Answer Book
Author James E. Bobick
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2004-01-01
Category Reference
Total Pages 565
ISBN 9781578591503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents questions and answers covering all aspects of biology.

Title The Handy Biology Answer Book
Author James Bobick
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2004-10-01
Category Science
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9781578593033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Life itself and today's hottest science are examined in The Handy Biology Answer Book. From the newsworthy (What are stem cells? What is genetically modified food and why is it so controversial?) to the practical (Does antibiotic soap really help reduce infection? How does caffeine affect cells? How many kinds of mushrooms are edible?) and the curious (What is the most dangerous poison produced by a plant?), Handy Biology answers 1,600 questions about human, animal, and plant biology. You’ll find answers to such intriguing questions as: What is cell cloning? What is DNA and RNA? When and how did cells first evolve? Can two blue-eyed people have a brown-eyed child? How serious a disease is influenza? Do overweight children have a greater risk of being overweight adults? What is an atom? Why are some fats “good”? and others “bad”? Why do humans need cholesterol? How do birds know to fly south in winter? Can the environment determine the sex of an animal? When was the first microscope developed?

Title The Handy Technology Answer Book
Author Naomi Balaban
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2015-12-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781578595952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?

The Handy Anatomy Answer Book by Naomi E. Balaban

Title The Handy Anatomy Answer Book
Author Naomi E. Balaban
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008-10-01
Category Reference
Total Pages 362
ISBN 1439556725
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents more than twelve hundred questions and answers about human anatomy, physiology, and pathology.

Title The Handy Biology Answer Book
Author James E. Bobick
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Reference
Total Pages 565
ISBN 1578591503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents questions and answers covering all aspects of biology.

Title The Handy Chemistry Answer Book
Author Justin P. Lomont
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2013-10-01
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781578594573
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Simplifying the complex chemical reactions that take place in everyday through the well-stated answers for more than 600 common chemistry questions, this reference is the go-to guide for students and professionals alike. The book covers everything from the history, major personalities, and groundbreaking reactions and equations in chemistry to laboratory techniques throughout history and the latest developments in the field. Chemistry is an essential aspect of all life that connects with and impacts all branches of science, making this readable resource invaluable across numerous disciplines while remaining accessible at any level of chemistry background. From the quest to make gold and early models of the atom to solar cells, bio-based fuels, and green chemistry and sustainability, chemistry is often at the forefront of technological change and this reference breaks down the essentials into an easily understood format.

The Handy Physics Answer Book by Paul W Zitzewitz

Title The Handy Physics Answer Book
Author Paul W Zitzewitz
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2011-02-01
Category Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781578593576
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse. For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus. Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.

Title The Handy Psychology Answer Book
Author Lisa J. Cohen
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2016-02-22
Category Psychology
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781578595990
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Bridging the gap between the entertainment-focused “pop psychology” on television and the dry academic research that is published in journals, The Handy Psychology Answer Book helps answer why humans do what we do through accurate scientific data presented in a lively, accessible, and engaging way. It covers the fundamentals and explains the psychology behind how people deal with money, sex, morality, family, children, aging, addiction, work, and other everyday issues. Fully revised to reflect the latest scientific research—such as the current DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association); the latest neurobiological theories; and the changing face of marriage—this timely reference has expanded to include information sections on the biology and evolution of emotions; technology and adolescence; bisexuality; optimism; autism; as well as a full section on the law, eyewitness testimony and police shootings. Featuring more than 1,500 answers to questions concerning how the human mind and the science of psychology really work such as: How have other cultures addressed psychological issues? Why was Freud so focused on sex? How can I maintain a healthy brain? Is it normal to argue during marriage? Does religion make people happier? How do we reduce social prejudice?

Title The Handy Science Answer Book
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Science
Total Pages 580
ISBN 0760746516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Handy Nutrition Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Title The Handy Nutrition Answer Book
Author Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2015-02-23
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781578595525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Your fitness, health, and well-being depend on food and proper nutrition. Yet, knowing what is in the foods we eat, understanding the differences between good and bad fat, learning which foods are good sources of vitamins, keeping up on the latest scientific discoveries, or discerning the effectiveness of different diets can be challenging. To help answer these questions there's The Handy Nutrition Answer Book. Additionally, the book scrutinizes the pros, cons, and effectiveness of the biggest, most popular, and trendiest diets on the market today. This handy reference examines, explains, and traces the basics of nutrition, the value of vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, the science behind food-processing and the modern food industry. It traces nutrition—and nutritional misconceptions—throughout history. It explains how to read food labels and what to watch for in food additives. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of food and healthy nutrition into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 900 common questions, such as … How do our muscles obtain energy? What is a calorie in terms of nutrition? How are calories measured? Why do vegetarians need to know about complementary proteins? How does a person interpret how much fat to eat based on the daily calories they want to consume? What is omega-9? How have trans fats in foods changed in the past—and how might they change in the future? Can dense carbohydrates that are high in fat and calories affect our sleep? What are some “healthier” natural sweeteners? What recent study indicated that red wine and dark chocolate are not as healthy as we think? What are some of the worst ways to cook vegetables that destroy nutrients? What is the Maillard reaction? What recent study showed how beer can help grilled foods? How does human taste work? Does the percent of water in our system change as we age? What’s the difference between gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, and wheat intolerance? What “sugar” can act like a laxative? What did the ancient Roman soldiers eat? Why did so many men die from starvation during the American Civil War? What does the word “natural” mean on a label? Why will food labels change in the near future? What are genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Is there a controversy concerning farmed fish versus wild-caught fish? What is irradiation of food? Why is high fructose corn syrup so controversial? How can diet help with premenopausal symptoms in women? Can soy products lower my cholesterol? Why do some people seem to eat whatever they want—and still lose or maintain their weight?

The Handy Diabetes Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Title The Handy Diabetes Answer Book
Author Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2017-08-01
Category Health & Fitness
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781578596638
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Whether young, old, type 1, type 2, gestational, newly-diagnosed, long-time sufferer, caretaker or loved one, millions of people are afflicted and affected by diabetes. The CDC estimates 9.3% of the population in the U.S. and Canada have diabetes, with millions more with prediabetes. From scientific explanations of the affects of diabetes on the human body to monitoring, maintaining, exercising and eating right, The Handy Diabetes Answer Book provides detailed information on the research and science on the disease as well as coping with the burden. This useful resource shows how and why the disease affects the body, and provides glimpses of historical and contemporary figures with diabetes. It explains who is most at risk, and points to the differences throughout life stages. It looks at the science behind its affects on the sense, brain and the various systems of the human body. It demonstrates how to cope with—and live well—through food, exercise and life style choices. The Handy Diabetes Answer Book is the go-to guide for diabetics, prediabetics, their loved-ones and care-takers. It answers questions in plain English on all aspects of the condition. It also introduces the scientists behind breakthrough advances in care. Easy to use and informative reference, brings the complexity of the illness into focus and provides practical assistance for managing the malady through the well-researched answers to nearly 950 common questions, such as ... & bull; What were some early common treatments for patients with diabetes? & bull; What company was responsible for making the first commercial insulin? & bull; What percent of people have prediabetes in the United States? & bull; What are some ethnic, racial, or cultural groups that have more people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes? & bull; Has type 2 diabetes increased in teens and young adults? & bull; What are some other eating challenges that can affect an older person with diabetes? & bull; What are the early warning signs of type 1 diabetes? & bull; What is insulin shock? & bull; How can having pregestational diabetes affect a woman’s unborn child? & bull; Did writer Ernest Hemingway suffer from hemochromatosis? & bull; Can secondhand smoke affect a person with diabetes? & bull; Why does diabetes cause blindness? & bull; Why is it important for a person with diabetes to be aware of tooth pain? & bull; Why is there a controversy over how much salt should be eaten daily? & bull; How do “energy drinks” affect a person’s blood glucose levels? & bull; What are some tips for person with diabetes when they go shopping for food? & bull; What food additives should a person with diabetes be aware of consuming? & bull; What should a person with diabetes look for on a restaurant menu? & bull; Why is health care so costly for treating diabetes? & bull; Will type 1 diabetes ever go away? & bull; What recent study tried to find a way to reverse type 2 diabetes? & bull; What doll company is helping children cope with type 1 diabetes? & bull; What are some websites that offer a free diabetes risk assessment?

The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Title The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book
Author Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2018-09-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781578596812
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covering the fundamentals, science, history, and analysis of clues, The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book: Reading Clues at the Crime Scene, Crime Lab and in Court provides detailed information on crime scene investigations, techniques, laboratory finding, the latest research, and controversies. It looks at the science of law enforcement, how evidence is gathered, processed, analyzed, and viewed in the courtroom, and more. From the cause, manner, time of a death, and autopsies to blood, toxicology, DNA typing, fingerprints, ballistics, tool marks, tread impressions, and trace evidence, it takes the reader through the many sides of a death investigation. Arson, accidents, computer crimes, criminal profiling, and much, much more are also addressed. The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book gives real-world examples and looks at what Hollywood gets right and wrong. It provides the history of the science, and it introduces the scientists behind breakthroughs. An easy-to-use and informative reference, it brings the complexity of a criminal investigation into focus and provides well-researched answers to over 950 common questions, such as ... & bull; What is the difference between cause of death and manner of death? & bull; How did a person’s skull fit into criminal evidence in the early 1800s? & bull; When were fingerprints first used to identify a criminal? & bull; How is the approximate time of death of a crime scene victim determined? & bull; What is forensic serology? & bull; What is the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System? & bull; Can a forensics expert look at skeletal remains and tell whether the person was obese? & bull; How can a simple knot analyzed in the crime lab be used as evidence? & bull; Can fingerprints be permanently changed or destroyed? & bull; How fast does a bullet travel? & bull; How was a chemical analysis of ink important in the conviction of Martha Stewart? & bull; What types of data are often retrieved from a crime scene cellphone? & bull; Can analyses similar to those used in forensics be used to uncover doping in athletics? & bull; What is the Personality Assessment Inventory? & bull; What are some motives that cause an arsonist to start a fire? & bull; What state no longer allows bite marks as admissible evidence in a trial? & bull; What is the Innocence Project? & bull; Why are eyewitness accounts not always reliable? & bull; Who was “Jack the Ripper”? Providing the facts, stats, history, and science, The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book answers intriguing questions about criminal investigations. This informative book also includes a helpful bibliography, glossary of terms, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness.

The Handy Anatomy Answer Book by Naomi E. Balaban

Title The Handy Anatomy Answer Book
Author Naomi E. Balaban
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2008
Category Reference
Total Pages 362
ISBN 9781578591909
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents more than twelve hundred questions and answers about human anatomy, physiology, and pathology.

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Title The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book
Author Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2010-01-01
Category Nature
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781578592784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

Title The Handy Answer Book for Kids and Parents
Author Gina Misiroglu
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2009-10-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781578593248
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Kids ask the darndest things . . . and here are the answers—all in one helpful book! Anyone who has ever been a kid, raised a kid, or spent any time with kids knows that asking questions is a critical part of growing up. Kids have curious minds and they come up with some very interesting questions. But the truth is adults don't always know the answers. The Handy Answer Book for Kids (and Parents) comes to the rescue. Written with a child's imagination in mind, this easy-to-understand book is a launching pad for curious young minds and a life raft for parents at wits end. It addresses nearly 800 queries with enough depth and detail to both satisfy the curiosity of persistent young inquisitors and provide parents with a secure sense of a job well done. It'll equip every parent for those difficult, absurd, or sometimes funny questions from their kids, such as Is there life on Mars? Do rivers ever dry up? Why are there wars? Is there such a thing as a funny bone? Why do dogs bark? Why is the sky blue? Why do people have to grow old? Why do people speak different languages?

Title The Handy Philosophy Answer Book
Author Naomi Zack
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2009-09-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 504
ISBN 9781578592852
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

The Handy Anatomy Answer Book by Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Title The Handy Anatomy Answer Book
Author Patricia Barnes-Svarney
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2016-01-18
Category Science
Total Pages 386
ISBN 9781578595891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We all have one. The human body. But do we really know all of its parts and how they work? The Handy Anatomy Answer Book is the key to unlocking this door to a wondrous world. Covering all the major body systems—integumentary (skin, hair, etc.), skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive, and, for good measure, adds chapters on growth and development and how science can help and augment the body—it follows the fascinating maze of organ systems and shows how much the body does routinely just to let you move, breathe, eat, and fight off disease. This handy reference helps make the language of anatomy—as well as physiology and pathology—more understandable and less intimidating. Fascinating trivia, plus serious facts, combine to answer over 1,200 questions about the human body, including What is Gray’s Anatomy? What does it mean to have 20/20 vision? Why is blood sticky? How does exercise affect the heart? What is “gluten intolerance”? Is urine always yellow in color? What are the seven warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease? What is a reflex? How much sleep does an individual need? Can humans use organs from other animals for transplants?

Title The Handy Physics Answer Book
Author Charles Liu
Publisher Visible Ink Press
Release Date 2020-09-01
Category Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781578597178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An informative, accessible, easy-to-use guide to physics, covering the fundamental concepts and amazing discoveries that govern our universe! We don’t need a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to know that everyone is governed by the laws of physics, but what are they? How do they affect us? Why do they matter? What did Newton mean when he said, "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?" What is gravity? What is Bernoulli’s Principle? Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? How do space, time, matter, and energy all interact? How do scientific laws, theories, and hypotheses differ? Physics can often seem difficult or complex, but it's actually beautiful and fun—and it doesn't need to be hard to understand. Revised for the first time in a decade, the completely updated third edition of The Handy Physics Answer Book makes physics and its impact on us, the world, and the universe entertaining and easy to grasp. It disposes with the dense jargon and overly-complicated explanations often associated with physics, and instead it takes an accessible, conceptual approach—never dumbing down the amazing science, yet all written in everyday English. The Handy Physics Answer Book tackles big issues and concepts, like motion, magnetism, sound, and light, and lots of smaller topics too—like, why don’t birds or squirrels on power lines get electrocuted?—and makes them enlightening and enjoyable for anyone who picks up this informative book. For everyone who has ever wondered about the sources of energy production in the United States, or how different kinds of light bulbs shine, or why wearing dark-colored clothes is warmer than light-colored ones, or even what happens when you fall into a black hole, The Handy Physics Answer Book examines more than 1,000 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and most unusual questions about physics, including ... How can I be moving even while I’m sitting still? If the Sun suddenly disappeared, what would happen to the Sun’s gravity? What is the energy efficiency of the human body? Why do golf balls have dimples? How can ice help keep plants warm? What kinds of beaches are best for surfing? What do 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G wireless networks mean? Why shouldn’t metal objects be placed in microwave ovens? Why does my voice sound different on a recording? Can a light beam be frozen in time? Why are soap bubbles sometimes so colorful? Why does a charged balloon stick to a wall? Is Earth a giant magnet? What are gamma rays? What happens when antimatter strikes matter? What is quantum teleportation? Are artificial intelligence systems able to think on their own? What happens when two black holes collide? How will the universe end? Useful and informative, The Handy Physics Answer Book also includes a glossary of commonly used terms to cut through the jargon, a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index. Ideal for students, curious readers of all ages, and anyone reckoning with the essential questions about the universe. This handy resource is an informative primer for applications in everyday life as well as the most significant scientific theories and discoveries of our time. And, we promise, no whiteboard needed.

The Answer by John Assaraf

Title The Answer
Author John Assaraf
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-05-20
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781416562054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A key team member behind The Secret and his business partner offer the specific tools and mental strategies to help readers leap ahead in any career or business venture and achieve major financial success. In this visionary work, New York Times bestselling author John Assaraf and business guru Murray Smith reinvent the business book for the twenty-first century. Two of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, they combine forces to bring their special insights and techniques together in a revolutionary guide for success in the modern business environment. Assaraf and Smith know how to minimize risk and maximize success, and The Answer provides a framework for sharing their wisdom, experience, and skills with the millions of people who want to accomplish their own dreams in life. Using cutting-edge research into brain science and quantum physics, they show how readers can actually rewire their brains for success and create the kind of extraordinary lives they want. By teaching readers how to attract and use newly discovered "uncommon" senses to achieve business success, the authors demonstrate the beliefs, habits, thoughts, and actions that they have used to build eighteen multimillion-dollar companies. Any reader who follows this step-by-step process to build his or her career will experience an enormous life transformation and reach an exceptional level of living.