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

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

Listening to Crickets

A Story about Rachel Carson

Author: Candice Ransom

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0822589095

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5963

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

Voice of Freedom

A Story about Frederick Douglass

Author: Maryann N. Weidt

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 1575055538

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6639

Traces the life and accomplishments of the famous abolitionist.

Writer's Market 2017

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440347875

Category: Reference

Page: 890

View: 8306

The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2017 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips for a great conference experience, and insight into developing an effective author brand. Plus, you'll learn how to write and curate content to grow your audience, connect with book clubs, and make promotions and publicity work for you. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index, too! You also gain access to: List of professional writing organizations. Sample query letters. A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "7 Principles of Freelance Writing Success" from Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market.

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

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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 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: 5690

"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

Between Lives

An Artist and Her World

Author: Dorothea Tanning

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810120852

Category: Art

Page: 384

View: 966

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

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.

Dance of the Swan

A Story about Anna Pavlova

Author: Barbara Allman

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822569914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.

The Autobiography of Ba Jin

Author: Ba Jin

Publisher: University Press

ISBN: 9780880938693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 87

View: 2778

"The Autobiography of Ba Jin was originally written in Chinese by the famed 20th century Mainland Chinese author (Ba Jin) in 1934 when he was only 30. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in the 1970s, when he was actually forbidden to publish because he was being criticized during the Cultural Revolution. In this book, he describes his childhood in a large, wealthy Sichuanese clan, including between 80-100 relatives: the grandfather, his two wives, all the adult sons and their wives and children, and eventually the grandchildren, plus dozens of servants. Ba Jin goes on to describe the fall of the Qing Dynasty, the rise of the warlord era, his own flight from the family compound to go to school in France, and his early success as a writer."--Mai-lee Chai's blog.

Scriabin, a Biography

Author: Faubion Bowers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486288970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 636

View: 7164

Definitive biography, newly revised and updated, chronicles Russian composer's life and career: astounding musical innovation, concert tours, abandonment of his wife, brushes with homosexuality, madness, more. 49 rare photographs.

Billy Joel

The Definitive Biography

Author: Fred Schruers

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804140200

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7148

The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Along the way, Schruers reveals the stories behind all the key events and relationships—including Joel’s high-profile marriages and legal battles—that defined his path to stardom and inspired his signature songs, such as “Piano Man,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “New York State of Mind,” and “She’s Always a Woman.” Throughout, he captures the spirit of a restless artist determined to break through by sharing, in his deeply personal lyrics, the dreams and heartbreaks of suburban American life. Comprehensive, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, friends, and band members who have formed his inner circle, including Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.

A Labor of Love

An Autobiography

Author: Anne Geddes

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740765620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9596

Beginning with early childhood memories and continuing through her 25-year career, Anne Geddes reveals the events, emotions and images that have shaped her life.

The Back of Beyond

A Story about Lewis and Clark

Author: Andy Russell Bowen

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761382569

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9631

In 1803, Meriwether Lewis was offered the chance of a lifetime. The president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, asked him to lead an expedition across North America, through the Louisiana Territory and Oregon Country To The Pacific Ocean. Lewis jumped at the opportunity and called on his friend William Clark to share in the command of the exploration. The two men organized a small unit of volunteers they called the Corps of Discovery. They had little idea of what dangers lay ahead in the mysterious lands. Would they be attacked by wild animals? Could they survive winter's harsh weather? on May 21, 1804, The Lewis and Clark expedition embarked on one of the greatest adventures of all time. they would change the country forever, As they traveled into the Back of Beyond.

Inventing Joy

Dare to Build a Brave & Creative Life

Author: Joy Mangano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501176218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4796

NATIONAL BESTSELLER “It was an honor to play Joy on the big screen—she’s such a fearless woman, an incredible business force and an inspiration to everyone she meets.” —Jennifer Lawrence From Joy Mangano, self-made millionaire, entrepreneur, inventor of the Miracle Mop and inspiration behind the acclaimed film Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence comes a breakthrough story of love and hope that will unlock the best and brightest version of you. Joy’s rise from single mother of three to the nation’s most celebrated female inventor is truly what dreams are made of. Full of twists and turns, work and love, obstacles encountered and overcome, Inventing Joy is a binge-worthy book in every aspect. Dive in and be swept along for the ride as she relives her incredible and inspiring journey to joy. But there’s more. Throughout her inspirational rags-to-riches story, Joy points out her very own personal light-bulb moments—lessons that she learned the hard way, and principles she still relies on today. Thoughts and ideas that drive her business, life, and family and are the foundation for her success. These concepts come together in the end to form Joy’s Blueprint, a resource that will help you live your most joyful life—the Blueprint that Joy delivers to the world for the first time. So look inside yourself, grab hold of your dreams, and be brave enough to take that very first step and start your next best chapter. You’ll be in good company with Inventing Joy.

Fortune's Favorite Child

The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson

Author: Christopher Maurer,Walter Inglis Anderson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578065394

Category: Art

Page: 367

View: 4769

A celebration of the photographer's work shines light on his remarkable achievements as an artist and a naturalist who created beautiful paintings, prints, murals, journals, wood carvings, ceramic works, poems, aphorisms, and illustrations. (Biography)

Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1996

Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 9780835236867

Category:

Page: 1172

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"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.

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

True Stories About Facing the Unknown

Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 1101904410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 5833

“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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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.