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A Curious Mind

Author : Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-04-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781476730752
File Size : 27,9 Mb
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Book Summary: Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and an acclaimed business journalist examine the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

Curious

Author : Ian Leslie
Publisher : House of Anansi
Release : 2014-07-25
Category : Psychology
ISBN : 9781770894044
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Total Download : 583

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Book Summary: The latest from Ian Leslie, the author of Born Liars, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, is a fascinating look at the human characteristic of curiosity — our extraordinary capacity to take pleasure in discovering, learning, and understanding. Curious shows how the practice of “deep curiosity” — persistent, self-reflective seeking of knowledge and insight — is key to the success of our careers, the happiness of our children, the strength of our relationships, and the progress of societies. But it also argues that it is a fragile quality, which wanes and waxes over time, and that we take it for granted at our peril. Ian Leslie proposes that the Internet is opening up a “curiosity gap,” by exacerbating the divide between those with a large cognitive appetite, and those happy knowing no more than they have to know; between the curious and the incurious. He draws on many sources and stories to illustrate his points: Benjamin Franklin at Portsmouth Harbour studying the effect of oil on choppy waters; a bored Galileo distracting himself in a Pisa cathedral by observing the swinging of a recently lit lamp; Leonardo da Vinci doodling ideas in his notebook; Google co-founder Larry Page’s thoughts on the perfect search engine; the invention of the microwave oven; the advantages of your local bookseller over Amazon’s algorithms; a reassessment of Donald Rumsfeld’s defense strategy, and many more. Rich, textured, and exciting, Curious is a new take on the most absorbing human trait of all.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author : Mark Haddon
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2009-02-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307371560
File Size : 38,9 Mb
Total Download : 578

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Book Summary: A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

Curious George's 5-Minute Stories

Author : Margret Rey,H. A. Rey
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2013
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780544107939
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Total Download : 806

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Book Summary: Presents thirteen stories featuring the ingenious little monkey that can be read aloud in under five minutes.

Curious George's 3-Minute Stories

Author : H. A. Rey
Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 0358354358
File Size : 30,9 Mb
Total Download : 200

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Book Summary: There's always time for one more story with Curious George's 3-Minute Stories collection, based on the Emmy Award-winning TV show.

Figments of Reality

Author : Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1997
Category : Science
ISBN : 0521663830
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Total Download : 643

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Book Summary: Addressing the nature of free will and humanity itself, the authors argue that the mind, consciousness, and culture have evolved interdependently to create the human species and show how the mind is constantly adjusting to its environment. UP.

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds

Author : Ian Wright
Publisher : The Experiment
Release : 2019-11-05
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781615196265
File Size : 34,8 Mb
Total Download : 542

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Book Summary: 100 full-color maps—some serious (the distribution of the world’s major religions), some more humorous (countries where there aren’t any McDonald’s)—to change the way you see connections between countries