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A Story about Johann Gutenberg

Author: Joann Johansen Burch

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780876145654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Recounts the story of the German printer credited with the invention of printing with movable type.

Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book

Author: Joy L. Lowe,Kathryn I. Matthew

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

View: 7853

A compilation of books and other resources that are appropriate for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Voice of Freedom

A Story about Frederick Douglass

Author: Maryann N. Weidt

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 1575055538

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1446

Traces the life and accomplishments of the famous abolitionist.

The Mathematician's Mind

The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field

Author: Jacques Hadamard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691029313

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

View: 2791

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 Lévi-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.

Ray Bradbury

Uncensored! : the Unauthorized Biography

Author: Gene Beley

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059537364X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

View: 6762

"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

Listening to Crickets

A Story about Rachel Carson

Author: Candice Ransom

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0822589095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7539

Examines the life of the marine biologist and science writer whose book "Silent Spring" changed the way we look at pesticides.

American National Biography

Supplement 2

Author: Mark C. Carnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195222024

Category: Reference

Page: 848

View: 8014

A supplement to the ""American National Biography"" that offers approximately 500 biographical entries. This edition recounts the tales of the different people who shaped America-leaders, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, and outlaws. The entries bring forth a narrative of America's past.

Bio Design

Nature, Science, Creativity

Author: William Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516270

Category: Architecture and biology

Page: 288

View: 9923

For centuries, designers and artists have looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they developed the ability to alter and incorporate living organisms or tissues into their work. This startling development, at the intersection of biology and design has created new aesthetic possibilities and helps address a growing urgency to build and manufacture ecologically. Bio Design surveys recent design and art projects that harness living materials and processes, presenting bio-integrated approaches to achieving sustainability, innovations enabled by biotechnology, and provocative experiments that deliberately illustrate the dangers and opportunities in manipulating life for human ends. As the first publication to focus on this new phenomenon and closely examine how it fits into the history of architecture, art and industrial design, this volume surveys this shift and contextualizes it through comparisons to previous historic transitions in art and design practices, clarifying its implications for the future. A reference for students and teachers of art, architecture, industrial design and engineering, Bio Design will also introduce the subject to a broad audience.

Robert Fulton

A Biography

Author: Cynthia Owen Philip

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595262031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 6532

"A vivid portrait, solidly based on fresh scholarship, of a great but maddening man public benefactor and would-be monopolist, patriot and perjurer, architect of the age of steam." Geoffrey C. Ward, Author of Mark Twain.

The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood

Author: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Margaret Atwood offers an immensely influential voice in contemporary literature. Her novels have been translated into over 22 languages and are widely studied, taught and enjoyed. Her style is defined by her comic wit and willingness to experiment. Her work has ranged across several genres, from poetry to literary and cultural criticism, novels, short stories and art. This Introduction summarizes Atwood's canon, from her earliest poetry and her first novel, The Edible Woman, through The Handmaid's Tale to The Year of the Flood. Covering the full range of her work, it guides students through multiple readings of her oeuvre. It features chapters on her life and career, her literary, Canadian and feminist contexts, and how her work has been received and debated over the course of her career. With a guide to further reading and a clear, well organised structure, this book presents an engaging overview for students and readers.

Paperbacks in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780850211030

Category: Paperbacks

Page: 1030

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Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1996

Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 9780835236867


Page: 1172

View: 7886

"Especially useful for...expanding collections to support new curriculum areas."--LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE ANNUAL. Information by subject for every available fiction & nonfiction children's book in print is found in this one convenient source. Turn to the 1996 edition of SUBJECT GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN PRINT when you need to: * build, update, & expand children's & young adult collections. * track down the latest children's books on any subject. * assist young readers with subject-specific research. Full bibliographic & ordering information for each entry is included.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Designer's Apprentice

Automating Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in Adobe Creative Suite 3, The

Author: Rick Ralston

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 9780132701396

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 6972

Adobe Creative Suite 3 has fantastic tools for minimizing the drudgery of graphics production work: The key is to make your computer and Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign do rote tasks for you. And although the concept of automation may sound intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. Learn what automation is, why it’s as natural as breathing, and how it can take over routine work, freeing you up to be creative. · Combine customer data with graphics for personalized communications · Customize hundreds or even thousands of illustrations or layouts in one pass · Record tasks with macro-like Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator, then reuse them with multiple files · Learn how scripting languages like AppleScript and JavaScript can automate complex workflows, even ones with varying conditions


A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss

Author: Habib Sadeghi

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480475211

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 441

“Dr. Sadeghi is the doctor who has changed my life. This book will change yours.” —Gwyneth Paltrow In his latest book, Dr. Habib Sadeghi provides a compassionately based, scientifically sound approach to the missing ingredient in the weight-loss recipe: self-love. You’ll learn that real self-love is far more than an ethereal concept. It’s a tangible evolutionary force that will create changes in your life that can only be described as miraculous. Did you know that the electromagnetic power of the heart is five thousand times stronger than that of the brain? That’s the power of your love, and you’ll learn how to harness its healing energy by taking one simple step. You’ll discover the exciting emerging science of epigenetics and that fat is not all in the family. You’ve never been doomed by your genes and have far more control over your weight than you ever realized. Most importantly, this program was created, from compassion and experience, by someone who has been there. You’ll be amazed and inspired as Dr. Sadeghi shares how this program created a profound healing in his own life. So prepare yourself for a revelation that combines the latest science with spiritual nutrition for a quantum weight-loss program that serves up a satisfying portion of real soul food. Take the journey to discover where the answers have been all along . . . within. All proceeds from Within will be donated to Roots of Empathy, University of Santa Monica and Healing Institute of Beings.

Dance of the Swan

A Story about Anna Pavlova

Author: Barbara Allman

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822569914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6183

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.

Between Lives

An Artist and Her World

Author: Dorothea Tanning

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810120852

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 4032

The entrancing memoir of one of America's leading surrealist painters.