Identically DifferentIdentically Different



'This is not simply a book of ideas, it is also a book of stories, most astounding, many heartbreaking' - Bryan Appleyard, SUNDAY TIMES Since the discovery of DNA, scientists have believed that genes are fixed entities that cannot be ...

Author: Tim Spector

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297866336

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'This is not simply a book of ideas, it is also a book of stories, most astounding, many heartbreaking' - Bryan Appleyard, SUNDAY TIMES Since the discovery of DNA, scientists have believed that genes are fixed entities that cannot be changed by environment - we inherit them, pass them on to our children and take them with us when we die. Professor Tim Spector reveals how the latest genetic research and his own pioneering studies on epigenetics are rewriting everything we thought we knew about genes, identity and evolution. Conceptually, he explains, our genes are not fixed entities but more like plastic, able to change shape and evolve, and these changes can be passed on to future generations. Tim Spector's dazzling guide to the hidden world of our genes reveals the complex role they play in shaping our identities, and will make you think again about everything from sexuality to religion, cancer to autism, politics to pubic hair, clones to bacteria, and what it is that makes us all so unique and quintessentially human.

Identically DifferentIdentically Different



In this book, a geneticist who studies identical twins “treats the view that genes are destiny with skepticism” (The New York Times).

Author: Tim Spector

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 9781468310405

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In this book, a geneticist who studies identical twins “treats the view that genes are destiny with skepticism” (The New York Times). How much are the things you choose to do every day determined by your genes and how much is your own free will? Drawing on his own cutting-edge research of identical twins, leading geneticist Tim Spector shows us how the same upbringing, the same environment, and even the same exact genes can lead to very different outcomes. Thought-provoking, entertaining, and enlightening, Identically Different helps us understand the science behind what makes each of us unique and so quintessentially human.

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On the surface Identically Different appears to be a delightful story about identical twin sisters who other than their looks have nothing in common.

Author: Richard Bernt

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ISBN: 1682138410

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On the surface Identically Different appears to be a delightful story about identical twin sisters who other than their looks have nothing in common. Kate spends most of her time in the house, is quite proper, prim and prissy. Sally on the other hand is a devil-may-care tomboy who loves everything outdoors. These differences cause them to avoid each other and spend their days apart. When the girls finally start looking for things they both enjoy, common ground is discovered and their basic differences quickly melt away. In the end, the girls discover more than just a lasting friendship. They find that by taking the time to sit down and talk things out, the differences that kept them apart were more imagined than real.

Identically DifferentIdentically Different



Mischievous, self-confident and adventurous, these are images that give the viewer a secret window into the lives of two beautiful brothers.

Author: M. Riley

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ISBN: 1934625620

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Page: 64

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A collection of homoerotic images of identical twins Brad and Chad, who are longstanding friends of the photographer, and amateur models. Mischievous, self-confident and adventurous, these are images that give the viewer a secret window into the lives of two beautiful brothers.

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Ace and Asa are "Identically Different". Follow the pair as they explore the differences and similarities of things they love the most and the beauty of oxymorons. Whether you are a twin or love twins this story is awfully good!

Author: Khaila Parker Preyer

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ISBN: 1735089621

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Asa's teacher taught him all about oxymorons at school. He learned that an oxymoron is two or more side by side words with opposite meanings. He later found the perfect oxymoron to describe him and his brother Ace. Ace and Asa are "Identically Different". Follow the pair as they explore the differences and similarities of things they love the most and the beauty of oxymorons. Whether you are a twin or love twins this story is awfully good!

Analyzing Various Aspects of Scheduling Independent Jobs on Identical MachinesAnalyzing Various Aspects of Scheduling Independent Jobs on Identical Machines



At first, note that even in case of two machines it is generally not correct to conclude from different schedules SLPT and SRLPT to different makespans (cf. item F = Cmax on page 58). Nevertheless, the question whether Conjecture 2.6.9 ...

Author: Rico Walter

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832525507

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Machine scheduling problems are counted among the most classic topics in the field of discrete applied mathematics and operations research and have therefore been intensively studied during the last five decades. One basic problem is the non-preemptively scheduling of a set of independent jobs on identical parallel machines which is dealt with in this thesis. Three different but related objective functions are considered that indirectly aim at practice-oriented balanced schedules. Despite the multitude of contributions to scheduling problems in literature, this thesis brings up interesting questions that have hardly or not yet been investigated. Thereby, detailed and in-depth analyses of heuristic solution procedures as well as dominance-relationships between different heuristics play an important role. Moreover, the present work contributes to optimal scheduling by containing a complete characterization of the set of potentially optimal makespan schedules in a two-machine environment. Finally, attractive ideas and suggestions for future research top off this thesis.

Identical TwinsIdentical Twins



These fictional representations are probably different to those in factual documentaries, where identical twins produce some of the text and speak for themselves. This review could have been carried out in various ways – for example, ...

Author: Mvikeli Ncube

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351136129

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In Identical Twins: The Social Construction and Performance of Identity in Culture and Society, Ncube conceptualises twin identity as a multi-layered dynamic that changes through performance, and explores twin identity through a social constructionist approach. Until now, mainstream twin studies have mostly sought to explain social phenomena about twins from ‘inside’ the person, providing their explanations in terms of internal entities such as personality structures with an obvious underlying essentialist assumption. By examining the theories of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, Ncube shows that the ‘identity’ of twins is managed in both an academic and cultural context, and in relation to specific audiences. Relocating the explanations that we gather in social research, including in qualitative research in psychology, the book focuses its enquiry on the social practices and interactions that people engage in with each other, not delving ‘inside’ the person. Using real-world twin accounts, the book maps out the social construction of twin identity, and allows for the twins’ own voices to be examined in relation to twin experiences. Also addressing aspects of being misunderstood, as well as the idea of misunderstanding oneself, this is fascinating reading for students and researchers in critical and cultural psychology, and anyone interested in twin studies.

93 Lots of Bids Involving Identical Bids93 Lots of Bids Involving Identical Bids



In many instances bids cover several items , in which case each item stands as a separate bid , except insofar as a particular bidder is concerned , the bidder bids " all or none . ” The different items appearing on a single bid may ...

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee

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ISBN: SRLF:A0000140293

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