Category : True Crime
Editor : Little, Brown
ISBN : 9780316477574
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history. Over two grim nights in Los Angeles, the young followers of Charles Manson murdered seven people, including the actress Sharon Tate, then eight months pregnant. With no mercy and seemingly no motive, the Manson Family followed their leader's every order -- their crimes lit a flame of paranoia across the nation, spelling the end of the sixties. Manson became one of history's most infamous criminals, his name forever attached to an era when charlatans mixed with prodigies, free love was as possible as brainwashing, and utopia -- or dystopia -- was just an acid trip away. Twenty years ago, when journalist Tom O'Neill was reporting a magazine piece about the murders, he worried there was nothing new to say. Then he unearthed shocking evidence of a cover-up behind the "official" story, including police carelessness, legal misconduct, and potential surveillance by intelligence agents. When a tense interview with Vincent Bugliosi -- prosecutor of the Manson Family and author of Helter Skelter -- turned a friendly source into a nemesis, O'Neill knew he was onto something. But every discovery brought more questions: Who were Manson's real friends in Hollywood, and how far would they go to hide their ties? Why didn't law enforcement, including Manson's own parole officer, act on their many chances to stop him? And how did Manson -- an illiterate ex-con -- turn a group of peaceful hippies into remorseless killers? O'Neill's quest for the truth led him from reclusive celebrities to seasoned spies, from San Francisco's summer of love to the shadowy sites of the CIA's mind-control experiments, on a trail rife with shady cover-ups and suspicious coincidences. The product of two decades of reporting, hundreds of new interviews, and dozens of never-before-seen documents from the LAPD, the FBI, and the CIA, Chaos mounts an argument that could be, according to Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Steven Kay, strong enough to overturn the verdicts on the Manson murders. This is a book that overturns our understanding of a pivotal time in American history.

Category : Music
Editor : Feral House
ISBN : 9781932595529
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 405
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“* * * * * *! The most incredible story in the history of music … a heavyweight book.”—Kerrang! “An unusual combination of true crime journalism, rock and roll reporting and underground obsessiveness, Lords of Chaos turns into one of the more fascinating reads in a long time.”—Denver Post A narrative feature film based on this award-winning book has just gone into production.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Tor Books
ISBN : 9781429960533
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The Wheel of Time is now an original series on Prime Video, starring Rosamund Pike as Moiraine! In Lord of Chaos, the sixth novel in Robert Jordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling epic fantasy series, The Wheel of Time®, Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, builds his army of Light even as sworn enemies--and supposed allies--move against him. Now ruling Tear, Andor, and Caemlyn, among other nations, Rand is recruiting all men capable of channeling to be trained as his Asha'man soldiers. The warrior Aiel clans have pledged loyalty to Rand, acknowledging him as their chief of chiefs, even though the Shaido Aiel remain a threat. Split into two factions, the Aes Sedai of the White Tower and their rebel counterparts both seek to ally themselves with the Dragon Reborn. Rand knows all too well the manipulative nature of the Aes Sedai, no matter which side of their internal war they stand upon. But even he cannot predict just how desperate, cruel, and treacherous they can be. And in the shadows, the Forsaken and the Dark One are conjuring even more chaos... Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The last six books in series were all instant #1 New York Times bestsellers, and The Eye of the World was named one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read. The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Category : Psychology
Editor : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317714774
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Springer Nature
ISBN : 9783030358549
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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The book is concerned with the concepts of chaos and fractals, which are within the scopes of dynamical systems, geometry, measure theory, topology, and numerical analysis during the last several decades. It is revealed that a special kind of Poisson stable point, which we call an unpredictable point, gives rise to the existence of chaos in the quasi-minimal set. This is the first time in the literature that the description of chaos is initiated from a single motion. Chaos is now placed on the line of oscillations, and therefore, it is a subject of study in the framework of the theories of dynamical systems and differential equations, as in this book. The techniques introduced in the book make it possible to develop continuous and discrete dynamics which admit fractals as points of trajectories as well as orbits themselves. To provide strong arguments for the genericity of chaos in the real and abstract universe, the concept of abstract similarity is suggested.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : World Scientific
ISBN : 9789814458092
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Robust chaos is defined by the absence of periodic windows and coexisting attractors in some neighborhoods in the parameter space of a dynamical system. This unique book explores the definition, sources, and roles of robust chaos. The book is written in a reasonably self-contained manner and aims to provide students and researchers with the necessary understanding of the subject. Most of the known results, experiments, and conjectures about chaos in general and about robust chaos in particular are collected here in a pedagogical form. Many examples of dynamical systems, ranging from purely mathematical to natural and social processes displaying robust chaos, are discussed in detail. At the end of each chapter is a set of exercises and open problems (more than 260 in the whole book) intended to reinforce the ideas and provide additional experiences for both readers and researchers in nonlinear science in general, and chaos theory in particular. Contents: Poincaré Map Technique, Smale Horseshoe, and Symbolic DynamicsRobustness of ChaosStatistical Properties of Chaotic AttractorsStructural StabilityTransversality, Invariant Foliation, and the Shadowing LemmaChaotic Attractors with Hyperbolic StructureRobust Chaos in Hyperbolic SystemsLorenz-Type SystemsRobust Chaos in the Lorenz-Type SystemsNo Robust Chaos in Quasi-AttractorsRobust Chaos in One-Dimensional MapsRobust Chaos in 2-D Piecewise Smooth Maps Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, engineers and instructors interested in chaos and dynamical systems. Keywords:Poincaré;Map Technique;Smale Horseshoe;Symbolic Dynamics;Robustness of Chaos;Statistical Properties of Chaotic Attractors;Structural Stability Transversality;Invariant Foliation;Shadowing Lemma;Hyperbolic Structure;Lorenz-Type Systems;Quasi-Attractors;Robust Chaos in One Dimensional Maps;Robust Chaos in 2-D Piecewise Smooth Maps

Category : Technology & Engineering
Editor : World Scientific
ISBN : 9789812790576
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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In this book, leading researchers present their current work in the challenging area of chaos control in nonlinear circuits and systems, with emphasis on practical methodologies, system design techniques and applications. A combination of overview, tutorial and technical articles, the book describes state-of-the-art research on significant problems in this area. The scope and aim of this book are to bridge the gap between chaos control methods and circuits and systems. It is an ideal starting point for anyone who needs a fundamental understanding of controlling chaos in nonlinear circuits and systems.

Category : Science
Editor : World Scientific
ISBN : 9789814490436
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Language : en
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Quantum chaos is becoming a very wide field that ranges from experiments to theoretical physics and purely mathematical issues. In view of this grand span, Nobel Symposium 116 focused on experiments and theory, and attempted to encourage interplay between them. There was emphasis on the interdisciplinary character of the subject, involving a broad range of subjects in physics, including condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, atomic physics and elementary particle physics. The physics involved in quantum chaos has much in common with acoustics, microwaves, optics, etc., and therefore the symposium also covered aspects of wave chaos in this broader sense. The program was structured according to the following areas: manifestations of classical chaos in quantum systems; transport phenomena; quantal spectra in terms of periodic orbits; semiclassical and random matrix approaches; quantum chaos in interacting systems; chaos and tunneling; wave-dynamic chaos. This important book constitutes the proceedings of the symposium. Contents: After-Dinner Speech (M C Gutzwiller)Spectral Twinkling: A New Example of Singularity-Dominated Strong Fluctuations (Summary) (M Berry)Ground State Spin and Coulomb Blockade Peak Motion in Chaotic Quantum Dots (J A Folk et al.)Quantum Chaos and Transport Phenomena in Quantum Dots (A S Sachrajda)Chaos in Quantum Ratchets (H Linke et al.)Non-Universality of Chaotic Classical Dynamics: Implications for Quantum Chaos (M Wilkinson)Chaos and Interactions in Quantum Dots (Y Alhassid)Stochastic Aspects of Many-Body Systems: The Embedded Gaussian Ensembles (H A Weidenmüller)Effect of Symmetry Breaking on Statistical Distributions (G E Mitchell & J F Shriner, Jr.)Quantum Chaos and Quantum Computers (D L Shepelyansky)Disorder and Quantum Chromodynamics — Non-Linear σ Models (T Guhr & T Wilke)Correlation Between Periodic Orbits and Their Rôle in Spectral Statistics (M Sieber & K Richter)Neutron Stars and Quantum Billiards (A Bulgac & P Magierski)Tunneling and Chaos (S Tomsovic)Relaxation and Fluctuations in Quantum Chaos (G Casati)Scars and Other Weak Localization Effects in Classically Chaotic Systems (E J Heller)Classically-Forbidden Processes in Photoabsorption Spectra (J B Delos et al.)Wave Dynamical Chaos: An Experimental Approach in Billiards (A Richter)Acoustic Chaos (C Ellegaard et al.)Wave-Chaotic Optical Resonators and Lasers (A D Stone)Angular Momentum Localization in Oval Billiards (J U Nöckel)Chaos and Time-Reversed Acoustics (M Fink)and other papers Readership: Quantum, nuclear, atomic, condensed matter and high energy physicists, as well as researchers in classical wave physics. Keywords:

Category : Religion
Editor : State University of New York Press
ISBN : 9781438418261
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Language : en
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This is the first book-length study of William James’ style, arguing that the manner in which James writes The Principles of Psychology and The Varieties of Religious Experience serves to construct a chaotic world for his readers. The book examines the uses of chaos in western literature and philosophy and reaches two conclusions: that chaos may be “utter confusion and disorder,” but, paradoxically, that disorder is communicated through some particular order — in Joyce’s term, all chaos is “chaosmos.” Secondly, what is essential about chaos is what it does: nothing is inherently chaotic, rather chaos is used to contrast with or challenge something that is more structured or formed. Finally, the author presents an examination of the religious function of James’ chaotic worldview as a disorientation which orients.

Category : Mathematics
Editor : Springer Nature
ISBN : 9789811590344
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 198
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This book demonstrates how mathematical methods and techniques can be used in synergy and create a new way of looking at complex systems. It becomes clear nowadays that the standard (graph-based) network approach, in which observable events and transportation hubs are represented by nodes and relations between them are represented by edges, fails to describe the important properties of complex systems, capture the dependence between their scales, and anticipate their future developments. Therefore, authors in this book discuss the new generalized theories capable to describe a complex nexus of dependences in multi-level complex systems and to effectively engineer their important functions. The collection of works devoted to the memory of Professor Valentin Afraimovich introduces new concepts, methods, and applications in nonlinear dynamical systems covering physical problems and mathematical modelling relevant to molecular biology, genetics, neurosciences, artificial intelligence as well as classic problems in physics, machine learning, brain and urban dynamics. The book can be read by mathematicians, physicists, complex systems scientists, IT specialists, civil engineers, data scientists, urban planners, and even musicians (with some mathematical background).