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Fields of Color: The theory that escaped Einstein by Rodney A. Brooks

The simplest book that I have come across explaining Quantum Field Theory. My favorite parts were the appendixes in which the author explains how Quantum Field Theory automatically spews out the equations behind Einsteins big breakthroughs. The idea that all particles are not really particles but actually discrete fields that travel in field form yet can only be absorbed as one unit made so much sense in reconciling the seemingly dual particle wave nature of light and other phenomena. The main idea is that all of the forces are fields and they have a discrete unit or amount of information that travels in a spread out fashion, but when the respective field is absorbed by other fields (atoms absorbing photons for instance) they are absorbed in discrete units. That is why we register discrete units in our observations yet observe the photon traveling as a wave between both slits (in the famous 2 slit experiment). Had to place this on my foundation list for being a great primer in my quantum field theory research.
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Half The Sky: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Talk About Their Film

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

An ancient Chinese proverb goes that women hold up half the sky. Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn want that to be appreciated — on the ground. Kristof and WuDunn describe Dalit women, Indian untouchables, who swarmed, stabbed and emasculated a serial torturer and murderer — in a courtroom. Further north, Mukhtar Mai, the victim of a Pakistani gang-rape, did the unthinkable for a Muslim village woman.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Paperback – June 1, Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Half the Sky shows that unimaginable challenges are often met with breathtaking bravery. Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, are the first married.
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The book—a series of essays and anecdotes that work together—forms an argument in two parts. They tell how women are promised work, then sold into sexual slavery and imprisonment, while authorities turn a blind eye., Half the Sky begins by outlining the most egregious ways in which human rights are violated: trafficking and slavery, prostitution, rape and honor killings, and maternal mortality. The authors do not flinch from describing experiences that are horrifying testimony to the deeply rooted gender inequality that persists around the globe.

Half the Sky focuses on prostitution , rape , education , maternal mortality , genital mutilation , micro-credit , and solutions in developing countries. Prostitution is prevalent in developing countries. Kristof and his wife visit brothels to better understand this industry. Many girls are abducted at an early age. They might be sold by their families because they cannot afford raising them, or sold to pay off a family debt. At the brothel they will be drugged so that they give into the industry and will work all day long.

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  1. We focus on this topic because, to us, this kind of oppression feels transcendent — and so does the opportunity.

  2. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a nonfiction book by husband and wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

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