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Finding North

Author : George Michelsen Foy
ISBN : 9781250053893
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills---and why it's in mortal peril. In 1844, Foy's great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished at sea after getting lost in a snowstorm. Foy decides to unravel the mystery surrounding Halvor Michelsen's death---and the roots of his own obsession with navigation---by re-creating his ancestor's trip using only period instruments. Beforehand, he meets a colorful cast of characters to learn whether men really have better directional skills than women, how cells, eels, and spaceships navigate; and how tragedy results from GPS glitches. He interviews a cabby who has memorized every street in London, sails on a Haitian cargo sloop, and visits the site of a secret navigational cult in Greece. At the heart of Foy's story is this fact: navigation and the brain's memory centers are inextricably linked. As Foy unravels the secret behind Halvor's death, he also discovers why forsaking our navigation skills in favor of GPS may lead not only to Alzheimers and other diseases of memory, but to losing a key part of what makes us human.

Finding Your True North

Author : Bill George
ISBN : 1118039548
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 83. 73 MB
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Finding Your Own North Star

Author : Martha Beck
ISBN : 0307453138
Genre : Self-Help
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New York Times bestselling author and Life Designs, Inc. creator Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that will guide you to fulfill your own potential and create a joyful life. In this book, you'll start by learning how to read the internal compasses already built into your brain and body--and why you may have spent your life ignoring their signals. As you become reacquainted with your own deepest desires, you'll identify and repair any unconscious beliefs or unhealed emotional wounds that may be blocking your progress. This will change your life, but don't worry--although every life is unique, major transformations have common elements, and Beck provides a map that will guide you through your own life changes. You'll learn how to navigate every stage, from the first flickering appearance of a new dream to the planning and implementation of your own ideal life. Based on Dr. Beck's work as a Harvard-trained sociologist, research associate at Harvard Business School, instructor at Thunderbird Business School, and especially on her experiences with her clients over the last six years, Finding Your Own North Star offers thoroughly tested case studies, questionnaires, and exercises to help you articulate your core desires and act on them to build a more satisfying life. “Explorers depend on the North Star when there are no other landmarks in sight. The same relationship exists between you and your right life, the ultimate realization of your potential for happiness. I believe that a knowledge of that perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unaltering spot.” -- Martha Beck

True North

Author : Paul Fenton-Smith
ISBN : 0684020270
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 74. 98 MB
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For people of all ages wondering what to do with their lives, True North provides simple advice for finding the right direction. Paul Fenton-Smith offers an enlightening approach to determining which path will lead to the most fulfilling future. Using case scenarios, examples, exercises, and clear steps Fenton-Smith gives straightforward guidance, including focusing on issues that may be obstacles in reaching life's destination, pinpointing exactly what we want, and freeing ourselves from the expectations of others. From students to retirees, these lessons will add meaning to thousands of lives.

Longitude By Wire

Author : Richard Stachurski
ISBN : 1570038015
Genre : History
File Size : 21. 55 MB
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In this study, Richard Stachurski chronicles the amazing tale of discoveries made by American scientists as they worked to solve the life-threatening quandry faced by mariners of having accurate navigational charts, and to develop a precise method of measuring longitude.

Wisdom From Finding Your Own North Star

Author : Martha Beck
ISBN : 159359979X
Genre : Reference
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Bestselling author Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that teaches you to read your internal compass and cultivate your dreams. The wisdom and humor of the excerpts provide insight you can use to chart a course to your own North Star.

Finding Your True North

Author : C. J. Frost
ISBN : 9781606938706
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 88. 61 MB
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C.J. Frost writes a heartfelt, funny and sincere account of how he found happiness and redemption in Finding Your True North. C. J. Frost began experiencing physiological distress after the death of his father. He didn't know where the pain and hopelessness was coming from but it had, throughout his life, left him friendless and alone and in dead-end relationships where he had played and used every woman he was with. As his memory began to become clear to him, he realized he'd been dramatically traumatized as a child. What followed was a exploration that led him into a place of darkness and self-destruction that cost him everything-his marriage, his livelihood and C.J. found himself homeless with no friends and no where to turn. After years of scraping rock bottom, C.J. had an epiphany. He knew he had to turn his life around, not just for him, but for his son. His son became his "True North" and C.J. slowly and painfully began the tenuous path of self-discovery and recovery. Finding an unbridled passion for everyone that is lost, alone and who feel there is no hope and no way out. Frost's inspiring narration will encourage you to reach for and find your own True North, no matter what your life situation or past experiences.

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