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TRIZ: Theories of Inventive Problem Solving

TRIZ: Theories of Inventive Problem Solving

Supercharge your problem solving skills!

The TRIZ approach to problem solving is based on analysis from over 2 million patents.  The research has shown that many inventions and scientific innovations have a few principles in common. 

TRIZ: Theories of Inventive Problem Solving will show you how to start being more innovative today!  Each of the 40 principles are illustrated in full color, and include detailed, easy to understand explanations.

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Under the Drug-Colored Sky

Under the Drug-Colored Sky

A schizophrenic patient is whiling away his days in a treatment center, despairing about his loss of freedom. With high hopes of someday being about to return to work someday, he decides to participate in a competition meant to teach useful skills to patients with disabilities. He learns how to program, and makes it all the way to the district finals. However not everything turns out the way it was supposed to… 

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Understanding Scams Against the Elderly: Illustrated Edition

Understanding Scams Against the Elderly: Illustrated Edition

Scams come in all shapes and sizes, and even the seemingly savvy among us can easily fall prey. This book will educate you on the most common scams in an entertaining, easy to understand format.

The key to protecting yourself and your loved ones is knowing how to sniff out a scam, and what to do when you encounter one.

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Une Bonne Vie - Rules for Simple and Graceful Living

Une Bonne Vie - Rules for Simple and Graceful Living

“The ingredients for quality living

are spending your time well, in a beautiful space.

Quality living makes for a rich and fulfilling life.”

This is a practical guidebook for those who wish to enjoy graceful, quality-filled lives. Packed with ideas on simple yet refined way of life that originated in Japan, Emiko Kato shares living concepts from Dominique Loreau, a popular French essayist who has lived in Japan since the 1970s, as well as her own personal philosophy on how to life a simple life.

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Upside Down

Upside Down

A truly new approach to children’s stories! 

Intended to be read with a friend or family member on either side of the book, Upside Down is a story of the denizens of the Red Planet, and their nearby neighbors on the Blue Planet.  

As the story progresses, you and your partner will each follow one side to its conclusion.  You will then switch and read the same story from the other perspective.

Upside Down is a cautionary tale about the consequences of war, as well as a reminder of the importance of friendly collaboration and cooperation.

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Urushi

Urushi

The favorite pictures of infants were completely opposite of what mothers liked.

What's coming out of the hat?

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"I wanted to create a picture-book using the favorite characters of infants."

This picture-book was created from such a thought.

 

A lot of bright primary colors are used in most of the picture-books that are supposedly liked by infants. Although infants certainly look at the primary colors, this is actually caused by the great effect of the visual development, and has almost no relationship on whether the infant likes the color or not.

Therefore, we decided to hold a popularity vote of the characters, where the infants acted as the judges.

We arranged two characters each that were drawn based on the theme of an apprentice magician who was good at taking many things out of a hat to study which character was looked at the longest by the infants, and selected the No. 1 character.

Technology called eye tracking was used to track the point where the sight of the infants stared at, and the results of a somewhat special statistical process was completely opposite from the votes of the father and mother!

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Vitality Management

A Competent Man's Vitality Management

Explaining that men’s lives truly begins in their forties, author Asakura introduces essential health information based on the most recent medical developments to help men in their late thirties or older confidently lead youthful, healthy lives full of vigor. From metabolic syndrome to thinning hair, lifestyle diseases, diet, sleep, and sex life, this book is full of important information related to men’s bodies and health.

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Vitamin C as Effective Cancer Treatment

Vitamin C as Effective Cancer Treatment

Author Dr. Masakazu Sawanobori, a certified physician who received his training at the world-famous Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International, U.S.A., explains that high doses of vitamin C have been proven to reduce the painful side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This physician who has successfully treated his patients, introduces all about the mechanisms, effects, and how to receive vitamin C treatment.

Topics covered in the book include illustrated cases of how IV infusions of vitamin C have helped put cancer patients into remission, how vitamin C treatment reduces side-effects of cancer treatments, the latest developments in vitamin C cancer treatment research around the globe, and predictions for how this treatment will spread over the coming years.

This is the perfect book for those who are currently undergoing cancer treatment, as well as patients’ families and loved ones.

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Ways to Cultivate Your True Potential

Cultivation of Your True Potential II

This book consists of 50 simple tips for discovering and exploring your potential abilities. Written in short sections, readers can begin reading from any part of the book they like. Stressing that our potential has no limit, Derbic explains that those who believe in their own unimagined dormant abilities are the ones who can truly develop their potential.

All of the tips included in Ways to Cultivae Your True Potential are illustrated with a short parable, providing readers with intimate and moving examples. Full-color photographs accompanying inspiring quotes from great minds and personalities of the 20th century such as Einstein, and Emerson are also included.

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Ways to Defend Your Soul in the World After 3.11 Disaster

Ways to Defend Your Soul in the World After 3.11 Disaster

In the wake of the March 11th earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear meltdown, countless numbers of people have stepped forward to speak out about the issues surrounding this triple disaster.

However, one man in particular, the young and charismatic monk Ryunosuke Koike, has received particular attention for his views on dealing with 3.11.

According to Koike, “with the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown, we as a society have been given a chance to re-evaluate the things that we once thought brought us happiness, allowing us to realize that they actually didn’t do so at all. Instead, it is time for us to realize that true happiness comes about from inner peace found within our hearts.”

Broken into three sections, Koike’s book teaches readers how to rid themselves of sorrow, how to become more compassionate towards others, and offers a critical look at what it means to be “happy.”

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