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I Seem To Be A Verb

Author : Richard Buckminster Fuller
ISBN : UOM:39015002999152
Genre : Philosophy
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I Seem To Be A Verb

Author : R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN : 1584235950
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Buckminster Fullers explorations as an architect, engineer, philosopher and futurist are extended into experimental book form through his collaboration with producer Jerome Agel and designer Quentin Fiore. I Seem to Be A Verbs utopian plans, clever insights and light-hearted musings rub elbows with revelatory and often jolting reminders that we are in motion, full of impulsive nerves, flowing blood and constant thought. This fun and challenging book is packed with images, dense layouts and narratives reading both front to back and in reverse. All this to remind us that we are verbs, not nouns! Buckminster Fuller was awarded 25 patents, invented the geodesic dome, the dymaxion car and was expelled from Harvard twice. I Seem to Be a Verb was originally published in 1970. I am convinced that creativity is a priori to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless. R. Buckminster Fuller.

Power Verbs

Author : Michael Lawrence Faulkner
ISBN : 9780133474527
Genre : Business & Economics
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A brand new collection of tools for communicating with incredible power… 5 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 5 eBooks help you supercharge all your verbal and written communications with the most potent tool in the English language: power verbs! Electrify your communications with the most compelling, commanding, and persuasive tools in the English language: power verbs! In this five eBook collection, world-class communicators Dr. Michael Lawrence Faulkner and Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford show how to choose and use the right power verbs for every situation -- to lead, win, and guide others to flourish. Jam-packed with examples from thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience, Power Verbs for Career Consultants, Coaches, and Mentors gives you the right language to help others find new strength and perseverance… celebrate successes and kindle new sparks of possibility… transform obstacles into challenges that can and will be overcome. Power Verbs for Presenters helps yousupercharge your presentations, speeches, and pitches -- and get the results you want. Discover the right verbs to close sales, launch businesses, build and unite teams, forge consensus, recruit contributors and volunteers, and craft winning PowerPoints® for business or school. Power Verbs for Job Seekers helps youpowerfully demonstrate your value, attract employers, and build the career you really want. Learn to craft outstanding résumés, cover letters, and thank-you notes… draw attention to your greatest achievements… ace face-to-face pitches and interviews… prove you’re the one they’re looking for. Power Verbs for Managers and Executives helps you communicate more effectively at all levels of the organization… energize teams and workforces… exude passion and confidence that make others want to follow… drive home any message… catalyze change at every level. Finally, Top 100 Power Verbs brings together the most powerful verbs for any situation -- in business and beyond, with everyone, everywhere. Grab the right verb and use it the right way to express strength, intelligence, and confidence… motivate action… become a truly unforgettable networker… write crisp, focused documents … strengthen your relationships with clients, customers, and investors… become a more powerful, charismatic leader! From world-renowned communications and marketing experts Dr. Michael Lawrence Faulkner and Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford

Top 100 Power Verbs

Author : Michael Lawrence Faulkner
ISBN : 9780133158885
Genre : Business & Economics
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Electrify all your communications… in business and beyond with everyone, everywhere! The top 100 power verbs • express strength, intelligence, and confidence • drive change and motivate action • make you a more powerful, charismatic leader Grab the right verb and use it the right way to: Work any room and become a truly unforgettable networker Write crisp, focused, highly-effective reports, emails, memos, and business plans Present brilliantly, whether you’re a president, professor, preacher, or pundit Deepen and strengthen your relationships with every client, customer, and investor Jam-packed with examples drawing on thousands of years of storytelling, literature, and experience Indispensable for everyone who wants to win!

The Agni And The Ecstasy Collected Essays Of Steven J Rosen

Author : Steven J. Rosen
ISBN : 9781907166792
Genre : Religion
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The Agni and the Ecstasy compiles essays that the renowned scholar of Vaishnavism, Steven J. Rosen, has published throughout his 25-year writing career. Ranging from commentary on transcendental philosophy and scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita, to personal reminiscences of prominent spiritual figures and devotional music, there is virtually no topic on which he does not shed illumination. This book is an excellent introduction to Rosen's work, whether one is a newcomer or a long-time reader. " T]here is something in this book for everybody. If one leans toward academia and intellectual approaches to spirituality, one will appreciate the articles included here that are informative, well-researched, and conveyed with an authoritative tone. On the other hand, if the reader prefers essays that entertain and arouse emotions - that speak to one's internal spiritual quest and a personal search for answers - then there are also pieces that address those particular needs." --from the Introduction by Steven J. Rosen "Having imbibed the compassionate spirit of Srila Prabhupada, his beloved guru, and having dedicated his life to uplifting humanity through transcendental knowledge, Satyaraja is specially empowered to reach our hearts. We can rejoice upon the release of this volume of his collected articles." --from the Foreword by His Holiness Radhanath Swami Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is an initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He is also founding editor of the Journal of Vaishnava Studies and associate editor for Back to Godhead. He has published more than thirty books in numerous languages, including the recent Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita (Praeger, 2010); The Jedi in the Lotus: Star Wars and the Hindu Tradition (Arktos, 2010) and Christ and Krishna: Where the Jordan Meets the Ganges (FOLK Books, 2011).

The God Debate

Author : Gerald Benedict
ISBN : 9781780286181
Genre : Religion
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Between the sublime confidence of both biblical fundamentalists and radical atheists lie various shades of belief, agnosticism, wishful thinking and escapist fantasy. The passion to prove the existence of God has always been frustrated by rationalism and always will be, which is why the subject of God's existence will continue to be an enigma. This book comprehensively explores the many controversial issues contained within the debate, touching on such questions as the truth of scripture, the validity of miracles, the whole question of the afterlife, and whether, of course, proof on matters of faith is ever going to be possible. Atheists contend that God is an invention for those unable to face the finality of death; believers that the existence of God is the only basis on which to build and live a meaningful life. Bound up with these perennially contested themes are equally searching arguments concerning free will and determinism, morality and ethics, and the moral and social effectiveness of a secular community compared to one administered by religious authority. These questions matter, affecting the way we live our lives, both collectively and as individuals. Avoiding the black-and-white thinking of those at the incandescent core of this debate, this book offers a refreshing mix of nimble (never restrictive) logic and questioning (never unthinking) spirituality.

Paganism And Its Discontents

Author : Holli S. Emore
ISBN : 9781527558496
Genre : Religion
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Proponents of racist interpretations of pre-Christian Norse-Germanic spiritualities have claimed to be preserving “heritage,” while others belonging to the contemporary Heathen movements have moved to distance themselves from “volkish” thinking. Long-simmering just beneath the surface of American Paganism, racialized Heathenry was on full display in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The contributions to this volume delineate between two communities that are using shared symbolism for widely different purposes. The book will serve to broaden understanding of the narratives in play here, resulting in mitigation of the rising tide of hate and racialized identity.

Seeking A New Theology

Author : David F. Marshall
ISBN : 9781666703214
Genre : Religion
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For those who think their beliefs are no longer valid, for all who wonder if there is any truth in religion, for anyone questioning why theology doesn't make sense--this is book for you. Here are arguments against some claims of faith. Science helps us gain new insights into what we used to believe. Recent discoveries in physics and other modern sciences have opened doors that may help you gain a new, more positive perspective on religion. For any of you who want to understand theological conundrums, here are some believable answers, including what happens when we die and whether we exist after death. A quick survey of world religions compares the beliefs of Christianity and how these present challenges lead to doubt; however, some interesting historical and scientific findings can aid you in gaining more insights which can foster your faith. These discoveries are capable of nurturing a sense of wholeness, overcoming doubts about the relevance of your faith. When that happens, your attitudes become more positive about learning what you can believe. This book helps you do that.

Verb Well

Author : Chirawibha Sivell
ISBN : 9781895451382
Genre : English language
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Each 'Verb Well' book in the series is a reproducible illustrated compendium of verbs, verb forms and verb use (150 verbs each book). Thematically arranged so as to promote meaningful use and effective recall, the book introduces learners to the formal variations and the grammatical patterns required for accurate utilisation of a carefully selected range of essential verbs and also displays representative contexts in which these verbs are likely to be encountered in real life. A valuable reference for students when difficulties arise, and a practical core text for the systematic study or review of English verbs, 'The Verb Well' will be one of those indispensable books you keep coming back to again and again. Presently, there are two books available in 'The Verb Well Series'.

The Lovers Guide To Rome

Author : Mark Lamprell
ISBN : 9781925575279
Genre : Fiction
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This gorgeous novel set around the beautiful sights of Rome tells the story of three couples and their adventures with love in the eternal city. Young artist Alice has come to Rome for adventure and inspiration before settling down. Is there such a thing as love at first sight and how will she know if it's happening to her? Middle-aged Meg and Alec have come to Rome to rekindle their love affair, which has faded over the years. Constance and Lizzie are here to scatter the ashes of Constance's beloved husband, Lizzie's brother Henry. Rome will play a part in the lives of all these characters to make sure they find the happiness they deserve.

Peasant Scenes And Landscapes

Author : Larry Silver
ISBN : 9780812207439
Genre : Art
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Modern viewers take for granted the pictorial conventions present in easel paintings and engraved prints of such subjects as landscapes or peasants. These generic subjects and their representational conventions, however, have their own origins and early histories. In sixteenth-century Antwerp, painting and the emerging new medium of engraving began to depart from traditional visual culture, which had been defined primarily by wall paintings, altarpieces, and portraits of the elite. New genres and new media arose simultaneously in this volatile commercial and financial capital of Europe, home to the first open art market near the city Bourse. The new pictorial subjects emerged first as hybrid images, dominated by religious themes but also including elements that later became pictorial categories in their own right: landscapes, food markets, peasants at work and play, and still-life compositions. In addition to being the place of the origin and evolution of these genres, the Antwerp art market gave rise to the concept of artistic identity, in which favorite forms and favorite themes by an individual artist gained consumer recognition. In Peasant Scenes and Landscapes, Larry Silver examines the emergence of pictorial kinds—scenes of taverns and markets, landscapes and peasants—and charts their evolution as genres from initial hybrids to more conventionalized artistic formulas. The relationship of these new genres and their favorite themes reflect a burgeoning urbanism and capitalism in Antwerp, and Silver analyzes how pictorial genres and the Antwerp marketplace fostered the development of what has come to be known as "signature" artistic style. By examining Bosch and Bruegel, together with their imitators, he focuses on pictorial innovation as well as the marketing of individual styles, attending particularly to the growing practice of artists signing their works. In addition, he argues that consumer interest in the style of individual artists reinforced another phenomenon of the later sixteenth century: art collecting. While today we take such typical artistic formulas as commonplace, along with their frequent use of identifying signatures (a Rothko, a Pollock), Peasant Scenes and Landscapes shows how these developed simultaneously in the commercial world of early modern Antwerp.

Advanced Mac Os X Programming

Author : Mark Dalrymple
ISBN : 9780321706546
Genre : Computers
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While there are several books on programming for Mac OS X, Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is the only one that contains explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book gets down to the real nitty-gritty. The third edition is updated for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and covers new technologies like DTrace, Instruments, Grand Central Dispatch, blocks, and NSOperation.

Jonas Salk

Author : Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
ISBN : 9780199334438
Genre : Medical
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When a waiting world learned on April 12, 1955, that Jonas Salk had successfully created a vaccine to prevent poliomyelitis, he became a hero overnight. Born in a New York tenement, humble in manner, Salk had all the makings of a twentieth-century icon--a knight in a white coat. In the wake of his achievement, he received a staggering number of awards and honors; for years his name ranked with Gandhi and Churchill on lists of the most revered people. And yet the one group whose adulation he craved--the scientific community--remained ominously silent. "The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success," Salk later said. "I knew right away that I was through--cast out." In the first complete biography of Jonas Salk, Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs unravels Salk's story to reveal an unconventional scientist and a misunderstood and vulnerable man. Despite his incredible success in developing the polio vaccine, Salk was ostracized by his fellow scientists, who accused him of failing to give proper credit to other researchers and scorned his taste for media attention. Even before success catapulted him into the limelight, Salk was an inscrutable man disliked by many of his peers. Driven by an intense desire to aid mankind, he was initially oblivious and eventually resigned to the personal cost--as well as the costs suffered by his family and friends. And yet Salk remained, in the eyes of the public, an adored hero. Based on hundreds of personal interviews and unprecedented access to Salk's sealed archives, Jacobs' biography offers the most complete picture of this complicated figure. Salk's story has never been fully told; until now, his role in preventing polio has overshadowed his part in co-developing the first influenza vaccine, his effort to meld the sciences and humanities in the magnificent Salk Institute, and his pioneering work on AIDS. A vivid and intimate portrait, this will become the standard work on the remarkable life of Jonas Salk.

Knowing Self Changing Self

Author : Scotty Enyart
ISBN : 9781498575072
Genre : Philosophy
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This book uses philosophy, psychology, and autobiography in an innovative exploration of the nature and evolution of self-knowledge. Topics include the impact of others, the role of fantasy, the construction of self-image, and playing roles; the second part of the book explores how self-understanding evolves through friendship.

Developing Self Confidence In Young Writers

Author : Steve Bowkett
ISBN : 9781472943675
Genre : Education
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How many times as a teacher have you heard the cry 'But I don't know what to write'? This all too familiar fear of the blank page can be overcome by using the wealth of practical suggestions for helping children to feel more confident as they strive to master the complex combination of skills that make up the craft of writing. Steve Bowkett, an experienced author and writer, suggests a two-pronged attack: giving children a toolkit of techniques for generating and organising ideas of their own, coupled with methods for perceiving themselves as writers - all designed to boost self-esteem and self-confidence. This book will help to motivate children (Primary and Lower Secondary) towards becoming more creative, confident and effective writers - an attitude that will lead to beneficial effects in many other areas of learning too.

Students As Real People

Author : Robert T. Anderson
ISBN : 9781000679373
Genre : Education
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A teacher of communication expresses his concern for thousands of students who are cheating themselves out of a worthwhile education by falling into the accepted role of “nonperson” uninvolved in the education process. In this book, the author fosters a belief that success or failure in college depends on communication—“interdependent efforts of people in a relationship to generate common meaning.” He proposes to get students to realize that their education is something other students can help them develop, as much as teachers. The author uses a personal style of writing to talk with the students. He uses examples from the students’ immediate campus environment in challenging them to question their roles in the educational process. Written for and tested in interpersonal communication courses, the book is also appropriate for teacher education courses, “orientation to college life” courses, and for college counseling centers.

Historical Dictionary Of Utopianism

Author : Toby Widdicombe
ISBN : 9781538102176
Genre : Political Science
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Utopianism contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on broad conceptual entries; narrower entries about specific works; and narrower entries about specific intentional communities or movements.

Christian Science Re Explored

Author : Margaret Laird C.S.B.
ISBN : 1453580735
Genre : Religion
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Bouncing Back

Author : Linda Graham
ISBN : 9781608681297
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"Advice, exercises, and examples to help readers increase their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage, from a clinical therapist, mindfulness teacher, and expert on the neuroscience of relationships. Applicable to relationships, jobs, and everyday life"--Provided by publisher.

A Z Guide To Modern Social And Political Theorists

Author : Professor Stuart Sim
ISBN : 9781317903505
Genre : Social Science
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The A-Z Guide to Modern Social and Political Theories is a companion volume to the already published A-Z Guide to Modern Literary and Cultural Theorists. It ranges widely through the social sciences and related areas to identify thinkers who have had a major impact on the development of modern social and political theory and given clear, accessible summaries of their work. While the accent is on the later twentieth century, several up-and-coming theorists are included to ensure a contemporary edge to the volume, classic names in the field from the earlier twentieth century are not neglected, and the collection also delves back into the nineteenth century for such founding figures of the social sciences as Marx and Comte. The volume is therefore both up-to-date and mindful of the sources of modern debates.

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