Simple Genius King and Maxwell Book 3

Simple Genius  King and Maxwell Book 3
Author: David Baldacci
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 9781529019179
ISBN 13: 1529019176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simple Genius King and Maxwell Book 3 Book Review:

Anne Frank s Tales from the Secret Annex

Anne Frank s Tales from the Secret Annex
Author: Anne Frank
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2008-12-10
ISBN 10: 0307491641
ISBN 13: 9780307491640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Frank s Tales from the Secret Annex Book Review:

Hiding from the Nazis in the "Secret Annexe" of an old office building in Amsterdam, a thirteen-year-old girl named Anne Frank became a writer. The now famous diary of her private life and thoughts reveals only part of Anne's story, however. This book completes the portrait of this remarkable and talented young author. Tales from the Secret Annex is a complete collection of Anne Frank's lesser-known writings: short stories, fables, personal reminiscences, and an unfinished novel. Here, too, are portions of the diary originally withheld from publication by her father. By turns fantastical, rebellious, touching, funny, and heartbreaking, these writings reveal the astonishing range of Anne Frank's wisdom and imagination--as well as her indomitable love of life. Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex is a testaments to this determined young woman's extraordinary genius and to the persistent strength of the creative spirit.

Taking into Account the Extraordinary

Taking into Account the Extraordinary
Author: Ronald D. Cowen
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 146028075X
ISBN 13: 9781460280751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking into Account the Extraordinary Book Review:

Extraordinary science, according to Thomas Kuhn, is about the unexpected in science. While it eventually generates a new paradigm, it often starts out with an unexplained fact. The problem for the scientific community is how to deal with unexpected facts in a truly scientific manner. Sometimes we have to wait for a genius to come along and fix the problem. This book is about an extraordinary fact established by Stephen Phillips about a correlation between known facts about the elements of the periodic table and the clairvoyant observations made by Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater who claimed to be able to "see" atoms. You are not asked to believe this seemingly bizarre fact. No. Instead, you are asked consider how the scientific community should deal with it. Obviously, the correlation should be examined to see if it is reasonable. You can do that by reading Phillips' book. But what if the correlation turns out to be "reasonable?" What then? Do we take a "what-if-it-is-true" approach and look for more evidence that it is valid or invalid? Do we look at the paradigm suggested by Phillips? You decide and post your answer on my blog, if you wish.

Super Mad at Everything All the Time

Super Mad at Everything All the Time
Author: Alison Dagnes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2019-03-11
ISBN 10: 3030061310
ISBN 13: 9783030061319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Super Mad at Everything All the Time Book Review:

Super Mad at Everything All the Time explores the polarization of American politics through the collapse of the space between politics and culture, as bolstered by omnipresent media. It seeks to explain this perfect storm of money, technology, and partisanship that has created two entirely separate news spheres: a small, enclosed circle for the right wing and a sprawling expanse for everyone else. This leads to two sets of facts, two narratives, and two loudly divergent political sides with extraordinary anger all around. Based on extensive interviews with leading media figures and politicos, this book traces the development of the media machine, giving suggestions on how to restore our national dialogue while defending our right to disagree agreeably.

Rethinking Autism

Rethinking Autism
Author: Lynn Waterhouse
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN 10: 0123914132
ISBN 13: 9780123914132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Autism Book Review:

The media, scientific researchers, and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual all refer to "autism" as if it were a single disorder or a single disorder over a spectrum. However, autism is unlike any single disorder in a variety of ways. No single brain deficit is found to cause it, no single drug is found to affect it, and no single cause or cure has been found despite tremendous research efforts to find same. Rethinking Autism reviews the scientific research on causes, symptomology, course, and treatment done to date...and draws the potentially shocking conclusion that "autism" does not exist as a single disorder. The conglomeration of symptoms exists, but like fever, those symptoms aren’t a disease in themselves, but rather a result of some other cause(s). Only by ceasing to think of autism as a single disorder can we ever advance research to more accurately parse why these symptoms occur and what the different and varied causes may be. Autism is a massive worldwide problem with increasing prevalence rates, now thought to be as high as 1 in 38 children (Korea) and 1 in 100 children (CDC- US) Autism is the 3rd most common developmental disability; 400,000 people in the United States alone have autism Autism affects the entire brain, including communication, social behavior, and reasoning and is lifelong There is no known cause and no cure Funding for autism research quadrupled from 1995 to 2000 up to $45 million, and the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee has recommended $1 billion funding from 2010-2015

Pavel Florensky A Quiet Genius

Pavel Florensky  A Quiet Genius
Author: Avril Pyman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-03-25
ISBN 10: 144112098X
ISBN 13: 9781441120984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pavel Florensky A Quiet Genius Book Review:

The first biography in English of an extraordinary polymath whose great genius was stifled and finally extinguished by the Soviet Union.

The Juice Lady s Guide To Juicing for Health

The Juice Lady s Guide To Juicing for Health
Author: Cherie Calbom
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN 10: 1440641854
ISBN 13: 9781440641855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Juice Lady s Guide To Juicing for Health Book Review:

A practical A-to-Z guide to the prevention and treatment of the most common health disorders. Written by nutritionist and juicing expert Cherie Calbom, The Juice Lady?s Guide to Juicing for Health, Revised Edition, shows you how to use fresh juice to lose weight, boost energy, and achieve the glow of health. With helpful guidelines for buying and using a juice machine, Cherie also explains how to put that machine to work with delicious recipes and easy-to-understand nutritional programs for more than fifty health conditions. These research-backed programs include the best combinations of fruits and vegetables for each disorder, along with a diet plan and other health tips that can help you fight off disease. This revised edition provides updated health and nutritional information on many conditions, including ADHD, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and much more. Supporting the nutritional programs with a unique diet plan, special cleansing regimens, and detailed appendices packed with useful information, The Juice Lady?s Guide to Juicing for Health gives you a total approach to health?now, and for the rest of your life.

Creating Introvert Friendly Workplaces

Creating Introvert Friendly Workplaces
Author: Jennifer Kahnweiler
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1523086521
ISBN 13: 9781523086528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Introvert Friendly Workplaces Book Review:

"This important book offers organizations the keys to introvert inclusion." —Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet As the diversity, equity, and inclusion wave widens and deepens its reach, introversion is becoming a natural part of that movement. After all, about half the population identify as introverts, but many organizations are stuck in traditional extrovert-centric workplace cultures that reward people for speaking up publicly, expect them to log face time, and employ hiring and promotion practices rooted in the past. This ultimately discourages introverts from contributing and reaching their full talent potential, which could have a major impact on the bottom line. "Champion for introverts" Jennifer Kahnweiler offers a road map for everyone in the workplace—including leaders, human resource managers, and team members—to create inclusive, introvert-friendly cultures. Kahnweiler provides an assessment to determine how introvert friendly your organization is and looks at every aspect of organizational life—hiring, training, leading, communicating, meeting, designing workplaces, and more—through an inclusive lens. You'll discover how to make open-space offices introvert friendly, what the best practices are for encouraging introverts to participate on teams, which training techniques work best for introverts, and how to make remote positions work. Kahnweiler gives you the tools to build a culture that embraces all your employees and maximizes the strengths introverts bring to your organization.

The Mysteries of Consciousness

The Mysteries of Consciousness
Author: Ingrid Fredriksson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2015-09-25
ISBN 10: 0786477687
ISBN 13: 9780786477685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mysteries of Consciousness Book Review:

"In this very interesting book many intriguing aspects of consciousness are being explored. The challenge is to accept that current materialistic science cannot objectify, proof nor duplicate the content of consciousness, because it seems to be nonlocal, beyond time and space. Enhanced consciousness can obviously be experienced independently of the physical body, ands do presumably it is fundamental in the universe."--Pim van Lommel, author of Consciousness Beyond Life. For hundreds of years the Western world has believed that humans--indeed all living things--consist of more than pure biology. Not mere physical bodies, humans possess something else that helps to define them. In this collection of new essays scientists, psychologists, theoretical physicists and other experts in the mind-body connection explore the nature of consciousness and its future as a new paradigm in science. With contributions covering near death experiences, the concept of "free will," conscious spacetime, DNA consciousness, the role of consciousness in the evolution of life, quantum theory and the non-local universe, the scientific basis of love, and the principles and applications of self-hypnosis, this volume clarifies the meaning of consciousness and establishes a model for further exploration into a burgeoning realm of scientific study.

A Dog Named Beautiful

A Dog Named Beautiful
Author: Rob Kugler
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 125016432X
ISBN 13: 9781250164322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dog Named Beautiful Book Review:

An uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime. "A beautiful, beautiful book." — Jenna Bush Hager When US Marine Rob Kugler returns from war he had given up not only a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting as well. Lost in grief, Rob finds solace and relief in the one thing that never fails to put a smile on his face: his chocolate lab Bella. Exceptionally friendly, and always with - you wouldn’t believe it - a smile on her face, Bella is the friend Rob needs, and they spend their days exploring nature and taking photos. But then Bella develops a limp in her front leg. It’s cancer, and the prognosis isn’t good. Rob has a choice, either to let Bella go now, or amputate her cancer riddled leg, and see what the next few months would bring. For Rob, the choice is a no-brainer, and instead of waiting at home for the cancer to spread, Rob and Bella pack their bags and hit the road. Life is short, but the road ahead is long and winding, and as they criss-cross the country Rob and Bella meet remarkable, life-changing men and women who are quick to make friends with this incredible three-legged dog. A Dog Named Beautiful is a book full of inspiration, hope, love, tears, and laughs. Enjoy the journey.

Learning about Learning

Learning about Learning
Author: Samuel A. Malone
Publsiher: CIPD Publishing
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780852929896
ISBN 13: 0852929897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning about Learning Book Review:

Coverage includes educational psychology, personal development, accelerated learning, study skills, memory, the brain, nutrition, and training and development.

Roald Dahl s Matilda s How to be a Genius

Roald Dahl s Matilda s How to be a Genius
Author: Roald Dahl
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 0241371198
ISBN 13: 9780241371190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roald Dahl s Matilda s How to be a Genius Book Review:

MATILDA WORMWOOD is a genius - her brain fizzes and bubbles with brilliance. She outwits her gruesome parents, and even her terrifying head teacher, the monstrous Miss Trunchbull. YOU TOO can baffle, bewilder and bamboozle your friends and family! ASTOUND them with feats of calculation, scientific miracles, incredible creativity and fiendishly clever tricks, all with simple, step-by-step instructions. Inspired by ROALD DAHL'S terrific tale MATILDA, this is the perfect book for budding brainboxes everywhere!

What Was Mine

What Was Mine
Author: Helen Klein Ross
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 1476732361
ISBN 13: 9781476732367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Was Mine Book Review:

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy’s now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood. Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia’s birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and the life-shattering effects of a single, irrevocable moment.

William Wenton and the Secret Portal

William Wenton and the Secret Portal
Author: Bobbie Peers
Publsiher: Aladdin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 148147829X
ISBN 13: 9781481478298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Wenton and the Secret Portal Book Review:

William Wenton is a code-breaking genius, but now he faces a new threat—one that’s lurking inside him—in the second book in the William Wenton series that School Library Journal calls “part Alex Rider, part Da Vinci Code for kids, and part Artemis Fowl.” After William starts to suffer from mysterious fits that leave him unable to control his body—let alone crack codes—he worries that the metal inside him is acting up. There’s only one place he can go for answers: the Institute for Post-Human Research. But nothing at the Institute is the same. His room is more like a cell, and outside the window, huge searchlights sweep the skies and robot vehicles roam the grounds. William’s old teachers won’t tell him what’s going on although it’s obvious that everyone is frightened of something—or someone. When his friend Iscia finally arrives, William thinks he may have found an ally, but she’s hiding things as well. As more secrets are revealed, William realizes that no one has been telling him the truth and that he may not be able to trust anyone. He’s going to have to rely on his wits and his abilities to solve the mystery of what is behind the strange events at the Institute and what it all means for him.

A Brilliant Darkness

A Brilliant Darkness
Author: Joao Magueijo
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 0465020089
ISBN 13: 9780465020089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brilliant Darkness Book Review:

On the night of March 26, 1938, nuclear physicist Ettore Majorana boarded a ship, cash and passport in hand. He was never seen again. In A Brilliant Darkness, theoretical physicist João Magueijo tells the story of Majorana and his research group, “the Via Panisperna Boys,” who discovered atomic fission in 1934. As Majorana, the most brilliant of the group, began to realize the implications of what they had found, he became increasingly unstable. Did he commit suicide that night in Palermo? Was he kidnapped? Did he stage his own death? A Brilliant Darkness chronicles Majorana's invaluable contributions to science—including his major discovery, the Majorana neutrino—while revealing the truth behind his fascinating and tragic life.

Creating Great Places

Creating Great Places
Author: Debra Flanders Cushing,Evonne Miller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN 10: 1000706664
ISBN 13: 9781000706666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Great Places Book Review:

This book provides a bold vision and roadmap for creating great places. Imagining and designing urban environments where all people thrive is an extraordinary task, and in this compelling narrative, Cushing and Miller remind us that theory is a powerful starting point. Drawing on international research, illustrated case studies, personal experiences, as well as fascinating examples from history and pop culture, this practical book provides the reader with inspiration, guidance and tools. The first section outlines six critical theories for contemporary urban design - affordance, prospect-refuge, personal space, sense of place/genius loci, place attachment, and biophilic design. The second section, using their innovative ‘theory-storming’ process, demonstrates how designers can create great places that are inclusive, sustainable, and salutogenic. Creating Great Places is an insightful, compelling, and evidence-based resource for readers who want to design urban environments that inspire, excite, and positively transform people’s lives.

The Genius Within

The Genius Within
Author: David Adam
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN 10: 1509805044
ISBN 13: 9781509805044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Genius Within Book Review:

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop. 'Witty, sharp and enlightening . . . This book will make you smarter' Adam Rutherford. What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works – to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation, he delves into the sinister history of intelligence tests, meets savants and brain hackers and reveals how he boosted his own IQ to cheat his way into Mensa. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future.

Rest and Be Thankful

Rest and Be Thankful
Author: Emma Glass
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN 10: 1526601095
ISBN 13: 9781526601094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rest and Be Thankful Book Review:

'Gorgeously written ... It's heartbreaking but beautiful, and perfect for escaping into' FLORENCE WELCH 'Haunting yet beautifully written. I couldn't put it down. A masterpiece' POPPY DELEVINGNE Laura is a nurse in a paediatric unit. On long shifts she cares for sick babies, carefully handling their exquisitely breakable bodies. Laura needs a rest. When she sleeps, she dreams of drowning; when she wakes, she can't remember getting home. And there is a strange figure dancing in the corner of her vision, with a message, or a warning. 'Blends gnawing tension and surging tenderness ... Glass's battlefield prose calls to mind the literature of the trenches. This, though, is a trauma-generating war on death and despair fought for us in every city, every day' i paper 'Touching, devastating, almost absurdly pertinent ... What, Glass asks, do we expect from our caregivers, and how do we repay them for the burdens we lay on them?' Times Literary Supplement 'The ward scenes, with their crystalline descriptions of the vertiginous business of care, exquisitely beat out the ceaseless rhythms of life on a hospital front line' Metro 'Thrusts the reader into the pulse-raising fear, frenzy and relief of work in a paediatric intensive-care unit ... A battlefield atmosphere arises from Glass's prose as she recounts the time-stopping teamwork that aims to preserve tiny, fragile lives' Economist

Islands of Genius

Islands of Genius
Author: Darold A. Treffert,Daniel Tammet
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2011-10-12
ISBN 10: 1849058733
ISBN 13: 9781849058735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islands of Genius Book Review:

In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum.


Author: Jamie Holmes
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN 10: 038534838X
ISBN 13: 9780385348386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsense Book Review:

An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity—and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. Whether it’s a confounding work problem or a faltering relationship or an unclear medical diagnosis, we face constant uncertainty. And we’re continually bombarded with information, much of it contradictory. Managing ambiguity—in our jobs, our relationships, and daily lives—is quickly becoming an essential skill. Yet most of us don’t know where to begin. As Jamie Holmes shows in Nonsense, being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances. We’re hard-wired to resolve contradictions quickly and extinguish anomalies. This can be useful, of course. When a tiger is chasing you, you can’t be indecisive. But as Nonsense reveals, our need for closure has its own dangers. It makes us stick to our first answer, which is not always the best, and it makes us search for meaning in the wrong places. When we latch onto fast and easy truths, we lose a vital opportunity to learn something new, solve a hard problem, or see the world from another perspective. In other words, confusion—that uncomfortable mental place—has a hidden upside. We just need to know how to use it. This lively and original book points the way. Over the last few years, new insights from social psychology and cognitive science have deepened our understanding of the role of ambiguity in our lives and Holmes brings this research together for the first time, showing how we can use uncertainty to our advantage. Filled with illuminating stories—from spy games and doomsday cults to Absolut Vodka’s ad campaign and the creation of Mad Libs—Nonsense promises to transform the way we conduct business, educate our children, and make decisions. In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn’t IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It’s how we deal with what we don’t understand. From the Hardcover edition.