A dominant feature of our ordinary experience of the world is a sense of irreversible change: things lose form, people grow old, energy dissipates. On the other hand, a major conceptual scheme we use to describe the natural world, molecular dynamics, has reversibility at its core. The need to harmonize conceptual schemes and experience leads to several questions, one of which is the focus of this book. How does irreversibility at the macroscopic level emerge from the reversibility that prevails at the molecular level? Attempts to explain the emergence have emphasized probability, and assigned different probabilities to the forward and reversed directions of processes so that one direction is far more probable than the other. The conclu- sion is promising, but the reasons for it have been obscure. In many cases the aim has been to find an explana- tion in the nature of probability itself. Reactions to that have been divided: some think the aim is justified while others think it is absurd.
Deduced from the Political History and Condition of the Colonies and States, from 1774 Until 1788. And the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. Together with Opinions in the Cases Decided at January Term, 1837, Arising on the Restraints on the Powers of the States This book, "A General View of the Origin and Nature of the Constitution and Government of the United States," by Henry Baldwin, is a replication of a book originally published before 1837. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.
"The Gossamer Nature of Random Things" presents a collection of introspective poems composed over a twenty-eight year period by writer and poet Howard Brown. These poems are based on the random observations and internal reflections of the author on a wide range of topics: from encounters with interesting people, to special places he has visited, to the unique nature of the moon and its cycles.
His poems reflect upon everyday joys and sorrows- whether chronicling an enjoyable afternoon at his daughter's house listening to his grandchildren at play in "Alicia's Backyard," or musing in "Ghost" over the futility of trying to hold on to the past. "The Gossamer Nature of Random Things" provides an intimate look into the life and emotions of one man-a sort of personal journal in verse form.
"Kaleidoscope Sheltered by a neon sky, the mountain, a collage of red, green and gold, the magic of the landscape enhanced by its own inherent transience."
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