Listening To Crickets

Author: Candice Ransom
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0822589095
Size: 21.29 MB
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Examines the life of the marine biologist and science writer whose book "Silent Spring" changed the way we look at pesticides.

Voice Of Freedom

Author: Maryann N. Weidt
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 1575055538
Size: 36.40 MB
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Traces the life and accomplishments of the famous abolitionist.

Ray Bradbury

Author: Gene Beley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059537364X
Size: 80.15 MB
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"The Definitive Ray Bradbury Book" "I volunteered for the Moorpark College newsroom assignment. The speech changed my life just listening to Bradbury speak. I thought he was the greatest orator I had ever heard and thought to myself, "If he can write as well as he can talk, I'll read everything he's written and seek out magazines to sell an article about him." Back then (1968), I had started my freelance writing career and was always looking for new ideas. That first Bradbury speech changed my life and his advice gave me my life's philosophy: 'Follow your loves! Don't listen to anyone else-even your own spouse. However, if you have the love of a good spouse and several good friends, you'll be successful. If you don't yet know what you want to do in life, go out and find your loves and you'll have a happy life.'" You'll find this biography may be more of a self-help book and "the definitive Ray Bradbury" revealed like no other book has yet done. Whether you are a science fiction fan, student, attorney, architect, writer, priest, or just a person trying to find your mission on planet Earth, there is a piece of the jigsaw puzzle to your life awaiting you in this book. If you are going on a trip or simply want something to read for a weekend, this book is designed as a quick, entertaining read for all people. And you need not know anything about science fiction to enjoy reading the study of this genius and American icon. Enjoy! -Gene Beley, author

The Mathematician S Mind

Author: Jacques Hadamard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691029313
Size: 78.62 MB
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Fifty years ago when Jacques Hadamard set out to explore how mathematicians invent new ideas, he considered the creative experiences of some of the greatest thinkers of his generation, such as George Polya, Claude L�vi-Strauss, and Albert Einstein. It appeared that inspiration could strike anytime, particularly after an individual had worked hard on a problem for days and then turned attention to another activity. In exploring this phenomenon, Hadamard produced one of the most famous and cogent cases for the existence of unconscious mental processes in mathematical invention and other forms of creativity. Written before the explosion of research in computers and cognitive science, his book, originally titled The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field, remains an important tool for exploring the increasingly complex problem of mental life. The roots of creativity for Hadamard lie not in consciousness, but in the long unconscious work of incubation, and in the unconscious aesthetic selection of ideas that thereby pass into consciousness. His discussion of this process comprises a wide range of topics, including the use of mental images or symbols, visualized or auditory words, "meaningless" words, logic, and intuition. Among the important documents collected is a letter from Albert Einstein analyzing his own mechanism of thought.

Dance Of The Swan

Author: Barbara Allman
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0822569914
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This is the story of how Anna Pavlova became a prima ballerina known for her grace, joyfulness, and delicate charm. She brought the beauty of ballet to people all over the world, and everywhere she went, she inspired children to dance.

How Reading Changed My Life

Author: Anna Quindlen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307763528
Size: 56.94 MB
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THE LIBRARY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT is a groundbreaking series where America's finest writers and most brilliant minds tackle today's most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues. Striking and daring, creative and important, these original voices on matters political, social, economic, and cultural, will enlighten, comfort, entertain, enrage, and ignite healthy debate across the country. From the Trade Paperback edition.