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Easy Indonesian Vocabulary : 1001 Essential Words
Liaw Yock Fang

This book has been designed to meet your needs to communicate effectively in Bahasa Indonesia on a wide range of topics. In a series of detailed lessons, you are presented with 1001 words carefully chosen to reflect those commonly used in daily living. The book comes with a handy, alphabetical index that allows you to find now only sets of words with related meanings, but also the usage of each of these words.

 

Format Paperback | 346 pages
Dimensions 125 x 185mm | 348g
Publication date 15 Dec 1995
Publisher Times Editions
Publication City/Country Singapore, Singapore
ISBN10 9812045708
ISBN13 9789812045706

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Rp. 40.000

[SECOND-HAND]

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

The Grand Design


New answers to the ultimate questions of life from the world's most famous living scientist.


When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent ‘grand design’ of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In The Grand Design, the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

The Grand Design explains the latest thoughts about model-dependent realism (the idea that there is no one version of reality), and about the multiverse concept of reality in which there are many universes. There are new ideas about the top-down theory of cosmology (the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists). It concludes with a riveting assessment of m-theory, and discusses whether it is the unified theory Einstein spent a lifetime searching for.

This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world’s greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, The Grand Design is a book that will inform - and provoke - like no other.

 

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Rp. 210.000

Judul: Fear of Physics (Sebuah Panduan Awal)

Penulis: Lawrence M. Krauss

Alih Bahasa: Eko Firmansah

Tebal: xvii + 309 halaman

Penerbit: Antinomi

 

Buku ini ditujukan untuk siapa saja yang ingin mengetahui garis besar problem dalam fisika; bagaimana fisika bekerja dan apa yang menjadi tujuannya.

Buku ini ingin mempertegas bahwa pengetahuan, terutama fisika, bukanlah monopoli para fisikawan semata. Semua orang harus mengerti dan menyadari bahwa fisika adalah pengetahuan umat manusia dan selayaknya dimiliki oleh seluruh umat manusia pula.

Jika diperlukan keberanian besar dengan menganggap bahwa sebuah ketapel dapat digunakan untuk membunuh raksasa, hal yang sama juga berlaku bahwa dengan metode yang ada saat ini, manusia mampu menentukan nasib alam semesta (Lawrence M. Krauss)

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Rp. 70.000

Charles Fernyhough

Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory

 

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize 2013 and the 2013 Best Book of Ideas Prize.

Memory is an essential part of who we are. But what are memories, and how are they created? A new consensus is emerging among cognitive scientists: rather than possessing a particular memory from our past, like a snapshot, we construct it anew each time we are called upon to remember. Remembering is an act of narrative as much as it is the product of a neurological process. Pieces of Light illuminates this theory through a collection of human stories, each illustrating a facet of memory's complex synergy of cognitive and neurological functions.

Drawing on case studies, personal experience and the latest research, Charles Fernyhough delves into the memories of the very young and very old, and explores how amnesia and trauma can affect how we view the past. Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, Pieces of Light blends science and literature, the ordinary and the extraordinary, to illuminate the way

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How is it possible to have vivid memories of something that never happened?

How can siblings remember the same event from their childhoods so differently?

Do the selections and distortions of memory reveal a truth about the self?

Why are certain memories tied to specific places?

Does your memory really get worse as you get older?

A new consensus is emerging among cognitive scientists: rather than possessing fixed, unchanging memories, we create recollections anew each time we are called upon to remember. As the psychologist Charles Fernyhough explains, remembering is an act of narrative imagination as much as it is the product of a neurological process. In Pieces of Light, he eloquently illuminates this compelling scientific breakthrough via a series of personal stories—a visit to his college campus to see if his memories hold up, an interview with his ninety-three-year-old grandmother, conversations with those whose memories are affected by brain damage and trauma—each illustrating memory's complex synergy of cognitive and neurological functions.

Fernyhough guides readers through the fascinating new science of autobiographical memory, covering topics including imagination and the power of sense associations to cue remembering. Exquisitely written and meticulously researched, Pieces of Light brings together science and literature, the ordinary and the extraordinary, to help us better understand the ways we remember—and the ways we forget.

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Rp. 105.000

Brian Tokar

Redesigning Life?: The Worldwide Challenge to Genetic Engineering

 

In today's world genetic engineering, animal cloning and new reproductive technologies are being promoted as the keys to a brighter future. But plenty of farmers, scientists, and concerned citizens disagree. Growing evidence shows that genetically engineered foods are hazardous to our health and the environment. Animal cloning and human genetic engineering raise troubling ethical questions. This book examines the hidden hazards, and controversy, of these new genetic technologies.

 

About the Author

Brian Tokar has been an activist since the 1970s, and is curently a faculty member at Goddard College and the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont.

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Rp. 70.000

Pietro Croce

Vivisection or Science?: An Investigation into Testing Drugs and Safeguarding Health

 

As the stream of hi-tech drugs continues to multiply and a huge number of animals are used in medical experiments, debate continues about reliable methods for biomedical research and their adequacy in protecting human health from new products and procedures. In this book, a leading Italian medical researcher concludes, after years of himself practicing animal experimentation and vivisection, that the traditional reliance on these techniques is scientifically misplaced. Now available in a completely revised and updated English edition, Dr. Croce's classic work constitutes a powerful argument.

He documents with a wealth of fascinating detail precisely how the scientific anti-vivisection movement has constructed a rational case, as opposed to a sentimental or ethical argument. He highlights the increasing dangers to human health resulting from the animal experimenters' assumption that the biological systems of humans and other species are sufficiently similar for valid biomedical comparison. And for the medical researcher, he provides an introduction to the range of alternative methods, including epidemiological research, computer simulation and in vitro techniques.

About the Author

Pietro Croce headed the Research Laboratory of the L. Sacco Hospital in Milan for many years.

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Rp. 50.000

Reuters : Our World Now 5 (Fifth Edition)

 

Over 350 powerful photographs capture the key events from 2011 and cover the full range of global reporting.

The fifth edition of Our World Now captures the key events from 2011 in more than 350 powerful photographs. Organized into four sections representing the four quarters of the year, the images cover the full range of global reporting: politics, commerce, conflict, the environment, natural disasters, faith and festivities, entertainment, celebrity, and lifestyle. The photos offer a fresh take on the year’s most memorable events as well as plenty of less-familiar stories.

This completely new collection of images features special in-depth photo essays from around the world, many of them created by local photographers with unique access and insight. The book provides an indispensable visual record of our times.

350+ illustrations in color

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Rp. 200.000

Reuters: Our World Now 3 (Third Edition)

 

“The standard of photography is absolutely amazing.”―Practical Photography

The third edition of Reuters: Our World Now captures the key events from 2009 in more than 350 powerful photographs. Organized into four sections that represent the four quarters of the year, the images cover the full range of global reporting: politics, commerce, conflict, the environment, natural disasters, faith and festivities, entertainment, celebrity, and lifestyle. The photos offer a fresh take on the year’s most memorable events as well as plenty of less-familiar stories.

This completely new edition includes special “Witness” features: in-depth photo essays from around the world, many of them created by local photographers with unique access and insight. The book provides an indispensable visual record of our times. 360 color and 10 black-and-white photographs

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Rp. 200.000

Kian Gie Kwik

Gonjang-Ganjing Ekonomi Indonesia: Badai Belum Akan Segera Berlalu

 

Setelah reformasi bergulir, masyarakat masih saja binggung. Yang di atas semakin jumpalitan di panggung politik yang kian terbuka dan bebas, sementara rakyat kelas bawah makin miskin dan menderita akibat gelombang PHK dan melambungnya harga sembako. Reformasi yang diharapkan bisa merombak berbagai aspek kehidupan kenyataannya lebih terfokus pada permasalahan politik dan kepentingan kelompok ini dan itu. Rakyat lagi-lagi ditinggalkan. Tak bosan-bosannya, Kwik Kian Gie mengingatkan para pengambil keputusan di negeri ini untuk membenahi sektor perekonomian kita, mencabut aturan-aturan yang menghambat tumbuhnya persaingan bisnis yang sehat dan bebas monopoli, menyehatkan dunia perbankan, dan sebagainya, namun tak pernah didengar. Dan, gagasan Kwik Kian Gie itu termuat dalam buku ini.

 

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Rp. 50.000

Rosli Omar

Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide

 

This book showcases birds of the forests — lowland, montane, mangrove — of Peninsula Malaysia. Their choice as the subject matter is tied to their propensity to be “most endangered” due to their habitat’s rapid destruction. Also included are forest edge birds, birds that birders encounter at the edge of forests or along forest tracks. Through photographs which capture their beauty, this book hopes to spark appreciation for these feathered friends and the desire to safeguard them from depletion or extinction through forest conservation. This, in turn, will also help preserve other flora and fauna. Aimed as a field guide (or for the simple pleasure of enjoying photos of the birds), this book presents 301 species — 189 lowland, 72 montane, 40 mangrove — with their distribution, status (conservation — local, global, and local legal status), range, habitat, habits, food, gender difference, subspecies, and breeding information. Data from the now closed website, Bird-i-Witness, has also been included (number of a species observations, places it was observed, etc). Like the Malaysian Nature Society’s A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia (2016), this book follows the eBird website of Cornell University’s names (English and scientific). Names that are different from those used by other bird organisations and books are also given, along with Malay name(s), size, resident and/or migrant status. Each species has a dedicated page (occasionally, two) with two photographs (sometimes one, or three) allowing for large photographs of male, female and juvenile birds if available.

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Rp. 350.000

SELAMA dua setengah juta tahun, berbagai spesies manusia hidup dan punah di Bumi, sampai akhirnya tersisa satu, Homo sapiens, Manusia Bijaksana, sejak seratusan ribu tahun lalu. Namun spesies ini bisa menyebar ke seluruh dunia dan beranak-pinak hingga berjumlah 7 miliar, dan kini menjadi kekuatan alam yang dapat mengubah kondisi planet. Apa penyebabnya?

Sapiens membahas sisi yang tak banyak diungkit buku sejarah atau evolusi manusia lain: bagaimana manusia berangkat dari sekadar satu spesies hewan menjadi makhluk berperadaban, melalui tiga revolusiKognitif, Pertanian, dan Sains. Telusuri peran bahasa, pertanian, sampai gosip dan fiksi dalam kesuksesan manusia, juga arti kebahagiaan manusia dan ujung riwayat spesies kita.

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Seventy thousand years ago, there were at least six different human species on earth. They were insignificant animals, whose ecological impact was less than that of fireflies or jellyfish. Today, there is only one human species left: Us. Homo sapiens. But we rule this planet.

Sapiens, the book, takes us on a breath-taking ride through our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are.
Sapiens focuses on key processes that shaped humankind and the world around it, such as the advent of agriculture, the creation of money, the spread of religion and the rise of the nation state. Unlike other books of its kind, Sapiens takes a multi-disciplinary approach that bridges the gaps between history, biology, philosophy and economics in a way never done before. Furthermore, taking both the macro and the micro view, Sapiens conveys not only what happened and why, but also how it felt for individuals.

Sapiens invites us to not only connect past developments with present concerns, but moreover to question our basic narratives of the world. The book’s conclusions are enlightening and at times provocative. For example:

  • We rule the world because we are the only animal that can believe in things that exist purely in our own imagination, such as gods, states, money and human rights.
  • Sapiens are ecological serial killers – even with stone-age tools, our ancestors wiped out half the planet’s large terrestrial mammals well before the advent of agriculture.
  • The Agricultural Revolution was history’s biggest fraud – wheat domesticated Sapiens rather than the other way around.
  • Money is the most universal and pluralistic system of mutual trust ever devised. Money is the only thing everyone trusts.
  • Empire is the most successful political system humans have invented, and our present era of anti-imperial sentiment is probably a short-lived aberration.
  • Capitalism is a religion rather than just an economic theory – and it is the most successful religion to date.
  • The treatment of animals in modern agriculture may turn out to be the worst crime in history.
  • Individualism was fostered by states and markets as a way of breaking up families and communities.
  • We are far more powerful than our ancestors, but we aren’t much happier.
  • Sapiens will soon disappear. With the help of novel technologies, within a few centuries or even decades, Sapiens will upgrade themselves into completely different beings, enjoying godlike qualities and abilities. History began when humans invented gods – and will end when humans become gods.

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Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.

`I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' Bill Gates

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Rp. 288.000

Immediately upon its posthumous publication in 1953, LudwigWittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations was hailed as amasterpiece, and the ensuing years have confirmed this initialassessment. Today it is widely acknowledged to be the single mostimportant philosophical work of the twentieth century.

In this definitive new en face German-English edition,Wittgenstein experts Peter Hacker and Joachim Schulte haveincorporated significant editorial changes to earlier editions ofPhilosophical Investigations in order to reflect moreclosely Wittgenstein's original intentions. Notable revisionsinclude the placement of Wittgenstein's notes –Randbemerkungen –  into their designatedpositions in the text, some corrections to the originally publishedGerman text, and the numbering of all the remarks in what was Part2 and is now named Philosophy of Psychology – AFragment. Extensive modifications and corrections have alsobeen made to G. E. M. Anscombe's original English translation.Detailed editorial endnotes have been added to illuminate difficulttranslation decisions and to identify references and allusions inWittgenstein's original text.

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Rp. 550.000

Building resilience—the ability to bounce back more quickly and effectively—is an urgent social and economic issue. Our interconnected world is susceptible to sudden and dramatic shocks and stresses: a cyber-attack, a new strain of virus, a structural failure, a violent storm, a civil disturbance, an economic blow.

Through an astonishing range of stories, Judith Rodin shows how people, organizations, businesses, communities, and cities have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges:

• Medellin, Colombia, was once the drug and murder capital of South America. Now it's host to international conferences and an emerging vacation destination.
• Tulsa, Oklahoma, cracked the code of rapid urban development in a floodplain.
• Airbnb, Toyota, Ikea, Coca-Cola, and other companies have realized the value of reducing vulnerabilities and potential threats to customers, employees, and their bottom line.
• In the Mau Forest of Kenya, bottom-up solutions are critical for dealing with climate change, environmental degradation, and displacement of locals.
• Following Superstorm Sandy, the Rockaway Surf Club in New York played a vital role in distributing emergency supplies.

As we grow more adept at managing disruption and more skilled at resilience-building, Rodin reveals how we are able to create and take advantage of new economic and social opportunities that offer us the capacity to recover after catastrophes and grow strong in times of relative calm.

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Rp. 100.000

Buku ini merupakan karya klasik tak terbanding dalam bidang ilmu pengetahuan. Merupakan hasil catatan perjalanan Afred Wallace mengelilingi Asia Tenggara. Pada buku ini Wallace mengungkapkan keanekaragaman botani, zoologi, geografi dan juga kebudayaan dari wilayah-wilayah yang dikunjunginya. Buku ini terbit pertama kali pada 1869 dan telah dicetak jutaan eksempelar serta diterjamahkan ke dalam puluhan bahasa. Khusus untuk edisi ini John van Wyhe secara khusus menyunting buku ini dan memberi catatan tambahan serta pengantar. Edisi ini merupakan gabungan dari The Malay Archipelago volume 1 dan 2. 

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Rp. 280.000