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The Hungry Mind

Author : Susan Engel
ISBN : 9780674736757
Genre : Education
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Despite American education’s recent mania for standardized tests, testing misses what really matters about learning: the desire to learn in the first place. Curiosity is vital, but it remains a surprisingly understudied characteristic. The Hungry Mind is a deeply researched, highly readable exploration of what curiosity is, how it can be measured, how it develops in childhood, and how it can be fostered in school. “Engel draws on the latest social science research and incidents from her own life to understand why curiosity is nearly universal in babies, pervasive in early childhood, and less evident in school...Engel’s most important finding is that most classroom environments discourage curiosity...In an era that prizes quantifiable results, a pedagogy that privileges curiosity is not likely to be a priority.” —Glenn C. Altschuler, Psychology Today “Susan Engel’s The Hungry Mind, a book which engages in depth with how our interest and desire to explore the world evolves, makes a valuable contribution not only to the body of academic literature on the developmental and educational psychology of children, but also to our knowledge on why and how we learn.” —Inez von Weitershausen, LSE Review of Books

Dim Sum For Managers

Author : Adrian Furnham
ISBN : 1904879942
Genre : Business & Economics
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Eighty general management-related issues, such as young managers, chronic e-mail disorder, humor at work, and stress, are addressed in this creative business handbook. Much like Chinese dim sum, where small helpings and variety are the rule, the chapters are bite-sized and differ in content but ultimately compliment one another. Whether looking for advice on devising new courses, increasing employee morale, or improving customer service, managers seeking exposure to a variety of ideas, techniques, and processes to help them navigate the ever-changing world of business will enjoy this balanced look at management.

Tasty Bits

Author : Jon Sindell
ISBN : 9798639116001
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From Jon Sindell's comic kitchen come forty-one morsels to please the palate of the most thoughtful fan of funny, from savory satires to pungent parodies to spicy spoofs to nutty narratives and more. "Jon Sindell has read everything, thought about everything, laughed about everything, and shown us how to laugh too, just when we need it most. His crazily inspired and carefully crafted short humor pieces stand with the best that any contemporary American has done in this neglected and undervalued medium. I've often had the pleasure of publishing his work. Now all of us have the pleasure of seeing these pieces collected in one place for posterity. Posterity had better damn well appreciate it." ~ Kurt Luchs, humorist, poet, and editor of The Big Jewel (2002-2019)"Eight-score-minus-three years from now, some dude will invoke my spirit in no fewer than one-score-minus-sixteen `tasty bits,' it seems." ~ Abraham Lincoln"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to miss the jokes." ~ George Santayana"You et too, Brute? So what's with the steak knife?" ~ Julius Caesar

Calculus And Pizza

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 0471269875
Genre : Mathematics
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"Setting up residence in a pizza parlor, Clifford Pickover focuses on procedures for solving problems, offering short, easy-to-digest chapters that allow you to quickly get the essence of a technique or question. From exponentials and logarithms to derivatives and multiple integrals, the book utilizes pepperoni, meatballs, and more to make complex topics fun to learn - emphasizing basic, practical principles to help you calculate the speed of tossed pizza dough or the rising cost of eggplant parmigiana. Plus, you'll see how simple math - and a meal - can solve more especially curious and even mind-shattering problems."--BOOK JACKET.

Nourishment For A Hungry Mind

Author : Betty Mack Thornton
ISBN : 9781483654591
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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MY TRIALS STARTED AT THE TENDER AGE BETWEEN 7 & 8 YEARS OLD. TODAY IM 58 YEARS OF AGE. THEREFORE, IT HAS TAKEN ME ...YEARS TO BE ABLE TO SAY I'M FREE, PRAISE THE LORD I'M FREE, NO LONGER BOUND, NO MORE CHAINS HOLDING ME, MY SOULS IS RESTING, IT'S JUST A BLESSING, PRAISE THE LORD HALLELUJAH I'M FREE. 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

The Race To Feed The Hungry

Author : Mary Colson
ISBN : 9781477778470
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Hunger is the number-one health problem in the world. In this informative volume, readers will learn the causes of hunger, who is affected and where, what solutions are available, and how changes can be made to combat this pernicious problem. "Look to the Past" boxes highlight key events and people throughout the history of hunger. "Science Solutions" boxes offer thought-provoking options about how science might provide life-changing answers to some of the most difficult problems faced in feeding the hungry. "Countdown!" boxes provide statistics that put the need for fast, effective, and lasting solutions to hunger in perspective.

The Spiritual Science Of Emma Curtis Hopkins

Author : Emma C. Hopkins
ISBN : 9781476728643
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Death Comes For The Deconstructionist

Author : Daniel Taylor
ISBN : 9781910674451
Genre : Fiction
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Jon Mote – grad school dropout and serial failure – has been hired to investigate the murder of his erstwhile mentor, Richard Pratt, a star in the firmament of literary theory. Feeling unequal to the task, Mote skitters on the edge of madness, trying to stifle the increasingly threatening voices in his head. His only source of hope is the dogged love of his developmentally disabled sister, Judy, who serves as cheerleader, critic, and moral compass. Death Comes for the Deconstructionist follows Mote and his sister through the streets and neighborhoods of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota – from crime scenes to the halls of academe. Mote's investigation uncovers a series of suspects, including the victim's wife, mistress, and intellectual rivals. Along the way he stumbles onto Pratt's terrible secret, one that prompts the discovery of an equally dark mystery from his own past. These revelations hasten Mote's descent into darkness, putting both him and Judy at grave risk. Death Comes for the Deconstructionist is a tragicomic mystery, a detective story that is at once suspenseful, provocative, and emotionally resonant. It asks not only ‘whodunit’ but whether truth is ultimately something we create rather than discover.

A Quest For The Physical Reality Of Time

Author : Sidi Benzahra Cherkawi
ISBN : 1475937725
Genre : Science
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Some scientists believe that time is physical such as matter and other scientists believe that time is an imagination such as the numbers 1, 2, and 3. Did we invent time or was time here in the universe before we came to existence? This book answers this question. This book also tells the stories of my encounters of physics Nobel laureates such as I.I Rabi, T.D. Lee, Murray Gell-Mann, James Rainwater. and more.

Creativity For Life

Author : Eric Maisel
ISBN : 9781577317234
Genre : Self-Help
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As a therapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has worked with thousands of creative people. He knows firsthand the struggles that writers, musicians, artists, dancers, and actors face and has helped them find balance in their lives while pursuing their artistic endeavors. His new book presents a comprehensive approach to the much-misunderstood life of the artist. Creativity for Life offers practical ideas as well as exercises and inspiration to nurture growth as an artist and as a person, exploring such subjects as: Establishing your creativity practice Obscurity and stardom Blocks The artist’s personality Moods and madness Artists in love Craft The rewards and perils of isolation Social interactions and community

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