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On Being Certain Ebook Summary Download


Download On Being Certain free pdf ebook online. On Being Certain is a book by Robert A. Burton, M.D. on 2008-02-05. Enjoy reading 272 pages by starting download or read online On Being Certain.


By : Robert A. Burton, M.D.
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2008-02-05
Group : English Books
Publsh by : St. Martin\'s Press
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You recognize when you know something for certain, right? You "know" the sky is blue, or that the traffic light had turned green, or where you were on the morning of September 11, 2001--you know these things, well, because you just do. In On Being Certain, neurologist Robert Burton challenges the notions of how we think about what we know. He shows that the feeling of certainty we have when we "know" something comes from sources beyond our control and knowledge. In fact, certainty is a mental sensation, rather than evidence of fact. Because this "feeling of knowing" seems like confirmation of knowledge, we tend to think of it as a product of reason. But an increasing body of evidence suggests that feelings such as certainty stem from primitive areas of the brain, and are independent of active, conscious reflection and reasoning. The feeling of knowing happens to us; we cannot make it happen. Bringing together cutting edge neuroscience, experimental data, and fascinating anecdotes, Robert Burton explores the inconsistent and sometimes paradoxical relationship between our thoughts and what we actually know. Provocative and groundbreaking, On Being Certain, will challenge what you know (or think you know) about the mind, knowledge, and reason.

A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind Ebook Summary Download


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By : Robert A. Burton, M.D.
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2013-04-23
Group : English Books
Publsh by : St. Martin\'s Press
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What if our soundest, most reasonable judgments are beyond our control? Despite 2500 years of contemplation by the world's greatest minds and the more recent phenomenal advances in basic neuroscience, neither neuroscientists nor philosophers have a decent understanding of what the mind is or how it works. The gap between what the brain does and the mind experiences remains uncharted territory. Nevertheless, with powerful new tools such as the fMRI scan, neuroscience has become the de facto mode of explanation of behavior. Neuroscientists tell us why we prefer Coke to Pepsi, and the media trumpets headlines such as "Possible site of free will found in brain." Or: "Bad behavior down to genes, not poor parenting." Robert Burton believes that while some neuroscience observations are real advances, others are overreaching, unwarranted, wrong-headed, self-serving, or just plain ridiculous, and often with the potential for catastrophic personal and social consequences. In A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind, he brings together clinical observations, practical thought experiments, personal anecdotes, and cutting-edge neuroscience to decipher what neuroscience can tell us – and where it falls woefully short. At the same time, he offers a new vision of how to think about what the mind might be and how it works. A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind is a critical, startling, and expansive journey into the mysteries of the brain and what makes us human.

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By : Michael C. Corballis
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2015-04-15
Group : English Books
Publsh by : University of Chicago Press
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If we’ve done our job well—and, let’s be honest, if we're lucky—you’ll read to the end of this description. Most likely, however, you won’t. Somewhere in the middle of the next paragraph, your mind will wander off. Minds wander. That’s just how it is. That may be bad news for me, but is it bad news for people in general? Does the fact that as much as fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? Michael Corballis doesn’t think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth through the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, The Wandering Mind mounts a vigorous defense of inattention—even as it never fails to hold the reader’s.

Mindfulness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) Ebook Summary Download


Download Mindfulness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) free pdf ebook online. Mindfulness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) is a book by Harvard Business Review,Daniel Goleman,Ellen Langer,Susan David,Christina Congleton on 2017-04-18. Enjoy reading 144 pages by starting download or read online Mindfulness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series).


By : Harvard Business Review,Daniel Goleman,Ellen Langer,Susan David,Christina Congleton
Language : English
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Category : Books
Release Date : 2017-04-18
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Harvard Business Press
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The benefits of mindfulness include better performance, heightened creativity, deeper self-awareness, and increased charisma—not to mention greater peace of mind. This book gives you practical steps for building a sense of presence into your daily work routine. It also explains the science behind mindfulness and why it works and gives clear-eyed warnings about the pitfalls of the fad. This volume includes the work of: Daniel Goleman Ellen Langer Susan David Christina Congleton This collection of articles includes “Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity,” an interview with Ellen Langer by Alison Beard; “Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain,” by Christina Congleton, Britta K. Hölzel, and Sara W. Lazar; “How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day,” by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter; “Resilience for the Rest of Us,” by Daniel Goleman; “Emotional Agility: How Effective Leaders Manage Their Thoughts and Feelings,” by Susan David and Christina Congleton; “Don’t Let Power Corrupt You,” by Dacher Keltner; “Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate,” by Maria Gonzalez; “Is Something Lost When We Use Mindfulness as a Productivity Tool?” by Charlotte Lieberman; and “There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work,” by David Brendel. How to be human at work. The HBR Emotional Intelligence Series features smart, essential reading on the human side of professional life from the pages of Harvard Business Review. Each book in the series offers proven research showing how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people and situations, and inspiring essays on what it means to tend to our emotional well-being at work. Uplifting and practical, these books describe the social skills that are critical for ambitious professionals to master.

White Fragility Ebook Summary Download


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By : Robin DiAngelo
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2018-06-26
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Beacon Press
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The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’ (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.

They May Not Mean To, But They Do Ebook Summary Download


Download They May Not Mean To, But They Do free pdf ebook online. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a book by Cathleen Schine on 2016-06-07. Enjoy reading 304 pages by starting download or read online They May Not Mean To, But They Do.


By : Cathleen Schine
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2016-06-07
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Sarah Crichton Books
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From one of America’s greatest comic novelists, a hilarious new novel about aging, family, loneliness, and love The Bergman clan has always stuck together, growing as it incorporated in-laws, ex-in-laws, and same-sex spouses. But families don’t just grow, they grow old, and the clan’s matriarch, Joy, is not slipping into old age with the quiet grace her children, Molly and Daniel, would have wished. When Joy’s beloved husband dies, Molly and Daniel have no shortage of solutions for their mother’s loneliness and despair, but there is one challenge they did not count on: the reappearance of an ardent suitor from Joy’s college days. And they didn’t count on Joy herself, a mother suddenly as willful and rebellious as their own kids. The New York Times–bestselling author Cathleen Schine has been called “full of invention, wit, and wisdom that can bear comparison to [ Jane] Austen’s own” (The New York Review of Books), and she is at her best in this intensely human, profound, and honest novel about the intrusion of old age into the relationships of one loving but complicated family. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is a radiantly compassionate look at three generations, all coming of age together.

What Strange Paradise Ebook Summary Download


Download What Strange Paradise free pdf ebook online. What Strange Paradise is a book by Omar El Akkad on 2021-07-20. Enjoy reading 256 pages by starting download or read online What Strange Paradise.


By : Omar El Akkad
Language : English
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Release Date : 2021-07-20
Group : English Books
Publsh by : McClelland & Stewart
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WINNER OF THE 2021 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the widely acclaimed author of American War: a new novel--beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving--that brings the global refugee crisis down to the level of a child's eyes. More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vanna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, she determines to do whatever it takes to save him. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. But as the novel unfurls, we begin to understand that this is not merely the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world, it is the story of our collective moment in this time: of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair--and of the way each of those things can blind us to reality, or guide us to a better one.

Such is Life Ebook Summary Download


Download Such is Life free pdf ebook online. Such is Life is a book by Joseph Furphy on 2021-06-08. Enjoy reading 174 pages by starting download or read online Such is Life.


By : Joseph Furphy
Language : English
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Category : Books
Release Date : 2021-06-08
Group : English Books
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Such is Life (1903) is a novel by Joseph Furphy. Written under his pseudonym “Tom Collins,” Such is Life is a unique and challenging story that took decades to achieve a proper audience. Earning comparisons to the works of Melville and Twain, Furphy’s novel is considered a landmark of Australian literature. “The fore part of the day was altogether devoid of interest or event. Overhead, the sun blazing wastefully and thanklessly through a rarefied atmosphere; underfoot the hot, black clay, thirsting for spring rain, and bare except for inedible roley-poleys, coarse tussocks, and the woody stubble of close-eaten salt-bush; between sky and earth, a solitary wayfarer, wisely lapt in philosophic torpor.” Setting out on a trek through the outback, Tom Collins begins his seemingly endless torrent of words, a journey through language to match his journey over land. Accompanied by a dog and two horses, he meets a vibrant array of characters from all nations and walks of life; from drovers to criminals, Collins can talk with them all. Described by Furphy himself as “offensively Australian,” Such is Life is part travelogue, part philosophy, a novel ahead of its time that remains informative for our own. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Joseph Furphy’s Such is Life is a classic work of Australian literature reimagined for modern readers.

The Certainty of Uncertainty Ebook Summary Download


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By : Mark A. Schaefer
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2018-08-23
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The world is full of people who are very certain--in politics, in religion, in all manner of things. In addition, political, religious, and social organizations are marketing certainty as a cure all to all life's problems. But is such certainty possible? Or even good? The Certainty of Uncertainty explores the question of certainty by looking at the reasons human beings crave certainty and the religious responses we frequently fashion to help meet that need. The book takes an in-depth view of religion, language, our senses, our science, and our world to explore the inescapable uncertainties they reveal. We find that the certainty we crave does not exist. As we reflect on the unavoidable uncertainties in our world, we come to understand that letting go of certainty is not only necessary, it's beneficial. For, in embracing doubt and uncertainty, we find a more meaningful and courageous religious faith, a deeper encounter with mystery, and a way to build strong relationships across religious and philosophical lines. In The Certainty of Uncertainty, we see that embracing our belief systems with humility and uncertainty can be transformative for ourselves and for our world.

Thinking, Fast and Slow Ebook Summary Download


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By : Daniel Kahneman
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2011-11-01
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Doubleday Canada
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the biases of fast thinking and the pervasive influence of intuitive impressions on our thoughts and our choices. Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, he shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking, contrasting the two-system view of the mind with the standard model of the rational economic agent. Kahneman's singularly influential work has transformed cognitive psychology and launched the new fields of behavioral economics and happiness studies. In this path-breaking book, Kahneman shows how the mind works, and offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and personal lives--and how we can guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.

You Are Not So Smart Ebook Summary Download


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By : David McRaney
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
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Release Date : 2011-10-27
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Penguin
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An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise. You believe you are a rational, logical being who sees the world as it really is, but journalist David McRaney is here to tell you that you're as deluded as the rest of us. But that's OK- delusions keep us sane. You Are Not So Smart is a celebration of self-delusion. It's like a psychology class, with all the boring parts taken out, and with no homework. Based on the popular blog of the same name, You Are Not So Smart collects more than 46 of the lies we tell ourselves everyday, including: Dunbar's Number - Humans evolved to live in bands of roughly 150 individuals, the brain cannot handle more than that number. If you have more than 150 Facebook friends, they are surely not all real friends. Hindsight bias - When we learn something new, we reassure ourselves that we knew it all along. Confirmation bias - Our brains resist new ideas, instead paying attention only to findings that reinforce our preconceived notions. Brand loyalty - We reach for the same brand not because we trust its quality but because we want to reassure ourselves that we made a smart choice the last time we bought it. Packed with interesting sidebars and quick guides on cognition and common fallacies, You Are Not So Smart is a fascinating synthesis of cutting-edge psychology research to turn our minds inside out.

Difficult Women Ebook Summary Download


Download Difficult Women free pdf ebook online. Difficult Women is a book by Helen Lewis on 2020-02-27. Enjoy reading 368 pages by starting download or read online Difficult Women.


By : Helen Lewis
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
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Release Date : 2020-02-27
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Random House
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Well-behaved women don't make history: difficult women do. 'This is the antidote to saccharine you-go-girl fluff. Effortlessly erudite and funny' Caroline Criado-Perez Strikers in saris. Bomb-throwing suffragettes. The pioneer of the refuge movement who became a men's rights activist. Forget feel-good heroines: meet the feminist trailblazers who have been airbrushed from history for being 'difficult' - and discover how they made a difference. Here are their stories in all their shocking, funny and unvarnished glory. ** Shortlisted in the 2020 Parliamentary Book Awards ** 'All the history you need to understand why you're so furious, angry and still hopeful about being a woman now. A book that is part intellectual weapon in your handbag, part cocktail with a friend' Caitlin Moran 'Compulsive, rigorous, unforgettable, hilarious and devastating' Hadley Freeman 'A great manifesto for all those women who have never been very good at being well-behaved.' Mary Beard 'Difficult Women is full of vivid detail, jam-packed with research and fizzing with provocation' Sunday Times

The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it) Ebook Summary Download


Download The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it) free pdf ebook online. The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it) is a book by Lucy Pollock on 2021-01-07. Enjoy reading 400 pages by starting download or read online The Book About Getting Older (for people who don’t want to talk about it).


By : Lucy Pollock
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
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Release Date : 2021-01-07
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Penguin UK
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'The most important book about the second half of your life you'll ever read. I wish everyone in the UK could be under Dr Lucy's care, but this is the next best thing' SANDI TOKSVIG 'This warm and compassionate book gets to the heart of older age. Using stories and accessible explanations, it covers issues of declining health, quality of life and choices about the things that matter most' THE BRITISH GERIATRICS SOCIETY ____ Now more than ever, we need to talk about getting older. Many of us are living to a very great age. But how do we give those we love, and eventually ourselves, long lives that are as happy and healthy as possible? Dr Lucy's book gives us answers to the questions we can voice - and those that we can't. A long life should be embraced and celebrated, but it's not all easy. Yet even the most challenging situation can be helped by the right conversation. How do we start? · How do we ask whether it's worth taking seven different medicines? · Is it normal to find you're falling out of love with someone, as they disappear into dementia? · Should Dad be driving, and if not, who can stop him? · What are the secrets of the best care homes? · When does fierce independence become bad behaviour? · How do you navigate near-impossible discussions around resuscitation and intensity of treatments? · And who decides what happens when we become ill? Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this readable book helps guide us through essential conversations about getting older that go straight to the heart of what matters most. ____ 'Dr Pollock writes with spirit and empathy, making this an engaging and thought-provoking read' Sunday Express 'Serious, funny, kind and knowledgeable, this book helps guide us through essential conversations about issues of getting older' Eastern Daily Press 'Wise, compassionate, well researched and very broad in its coverage. I've learnt a lot that will help me both as a doctor and a patient. Thank you' Dr Phil Hammond 'Terrific . . . I suggest we all get a copyof Dr Lucy's book' Evening Standard 'Interesting and engaging . . . The tone throughout is warm and friendly, even as serious and dark subjects are under discussion. It is an important book' Irish Times

Understanding by Design Ebook Summary Download


Download Understanding by Design free pdf ebook online. Understanding by Design is a book by Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe on 2005. Enjoy reading 370 pages by starting download or read online Understanding by Design.


By : Grant P. Wiggins,Jay McTighe
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2005
Group : English Books
Publsh by : ASCD
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Wiggins and McTighe provide an expanded array of practical tools and strategies for designing curriculum, instruction, and assessments that lead students at all grade levels to genuine understanding.

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By : Andrew Sullivan
Language : English
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Release Date : 2021-08-10
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Simon and Schuster
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Andrew Sullivan—youngest ever editor of The New Republic, founding editor of The Daily Dish, hailed as “one of the most influential journalists of the last three decades” by The New York Times—presents a collection of his most iconic and powerful essays of social and political commentary from The New Republic, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, and more. Over the course of his career, Andrew Sullivan has never shied away from staking out bold positions on social and political issues. A fiercely independent conservative, in 1989 he wrote the first national cover story in favor of marriage equality, and then an essay, “The Politics of Homosexuality,” in The New Republic in 1993, an article called the most consequential of the decade in the gay rights movement. A pioneer of online journalism, he started blogging in 2000 and helped define the new medium with his blog, The Daily Dish. In 2007, he was one of the first political writers to champion the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, and his cover story for The Atlantic, “Why Obama Matters,” was seen as a milestone in that campaign’s messaging. In the past five years, he has proved a vocal foe both of Donald Trump and of wokeness on the left. Loved and loathed by both left and right, Sullivan is in a tribe of one. Bold, timely, and thought-provoking, this collection of Sullivan’s greatest arguments on culture, politics, religion, and philosophy demonstrates why he continues to be ranked among the most intriguing and salient figures in US media.

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Ebook Summary Download


Download The Field Guide to the North American Teenager free pdf ebook online. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager is a book by Ben Philippe on 2019-01-08. Enjoy reading 384 pages by starting download or read online The Field Guide to the North American Teenager.


By : Ben Philippe
Language : English
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Release Date : 2019-01-08
Group : English Books
Publsh by : HarperCollins
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Morris Award Finalist for Best Debut YA Novel of the Year! A hilarious YA contemporary realistic novel about a witty Black French Canadian teen who moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the joys, clichés, and awkward humiliations of the American high school experience—including falling in love. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon, When Dimple Met Rishi, and John Green. Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian, he knows from watching American sitcoms that those three things don’t bode well when you are moving to Austin, Texas. Plunked into a new high school and sweating a ridiculous amount from the oppressive Texas heat, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Making a ton of friends has never been a priority for him, and this way he can at least amuse himself until it’s time to go back to Canada, where he belongs. Yet against all odds, those labels soon become actual people to Norris…like loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris, or Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it has to be a trap. Not to mention Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, who might, in fact, be a real love interest in the making. But the night of the prom, Norris screws everything up royally. As he tries to pick up the pieces, he realizes it might be time to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions and start living his life—along with the people who have found their way into his heart.

Reader, Come Home Ebook Summary Download


Download Reader, Come Home free pdf ebook online. Reader, Come Home is a book by Maryanne Wolf on 2018-08-14. Enjoy reading 288 pages by starting download or read online Reader, Come Home.


By : Maryanne Wolf
Language : English
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Release Date : 2018-08-14
Group : English Books
Publsh by : HarperCollins
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The author of the acclaimed Proust and the Squid follows up with a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies. A decade ago, Maryanne Wolf’s Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium. Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us—her beloved readers—to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including: Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain? Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children’s attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves? With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know? Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and that influence both how we think and how we live our lives? Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society? How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain? Who are the "good readers" of every epoch? Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children—Wolf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens. Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, Reader, Come Home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential intellectual capacities—and what this could mean for our future.

On Being Sure in Religion Ebook Summary Download


Download On Being Sure in Religion free pdf ebook online. On Being Sure in Religion is a book by Ian T. Ramsey on 2013-11-07. Enjoy reading 92 pages by starting download or read online On Being Sure in Religion.


By : Ian T. Ramsey
Language : English
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Release Date : 2013-11-07
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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If believers are right in the significance they claim for religion, how can they tolerate uncertainties, or preach a Gospel of good news if they are uncertain what they are to talk about? Is religious conviction something which no honest man can profess? Do believers in fact speak with one voice? These are some of the questions that prompted this book, which embodies the F.D. Maurice lectures delivered at King's College London in 1961. It discusses topics that were causes of as much concern to Maurice as they are in our own day: 'eternal' punishment; Christian social duty; the problem of subscription ex animo to Articles. Professor Ramsay argues that it is reasonable to be sure in religion while being tentative in theology. In the course of his discussion he compares Maurice and Newman in relation to their views on theological certainty, and also considers the question whether the time has come for revision of the Thirty-nine Articles.

Matisse Picasso & Gertrude Stein - With Two Shorter Stories Ebook Summary Download


Download Matisse Picasso & Gertrude Stein - With Two Shorter Stories free pdf ebook online. Matisse Picasso & Gertrude Stein - With Two Shorter Stories is a book by Gertrude Stein on 2021-05-06. Enjoy reading 336 pages by starting download or read online Matisse Picasso & Gertrude Stein - With Two Shorter Stories.


By : Gertrude Stein
Language : English
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Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) was an American poet, novelist, art collector, and playwright who famously hosted a Paris salon frequented by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway. Before she was a patron to “The Lost Generation” artists, Stein was an esteemed author who influenced many 20th-century writers with her innovative and experimental prose. First published in 1933, “Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein” contains three prose pieces written in the stream-of-consciousness style that Stein was famous for. A modernist classic not to be missed by fans and collectors of Stein's seminal work. Contents include: “The Work of Gertrude Stein, by Sherwood Anderson”, “A Long Gay Book”, “Many Many Women”, and “G. M. P.” Other notable works by this author include: “Three Lives” (1909), “White Wines” (1913), and “An Exercise in Analysis” (1917). Read & Co. Classics is republishing this work now in a new edition complete with an introductory essay by Sherwood Anderson.

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By : Gertrude Stein
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Release Date : 2017-05-05
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This unique collection of Gertrude Stein's greatest poems, short stories & plays has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. THREE LIVES The Good Anna Melanctha The Gentle Lena TENDER BUTTONS Objects Food Rooms MATISSE, PICASSO AND GERTRUDE STEIN A Long Gay Book Many Many Women G.M.P. GEOGRAPHY AND PLAYS Susie Asado Ada Miss Furr and Miss Skeene A Collection France Americans Italians A Sweet Tail The History of Belmonte In the Grass England Mallorcan Stories Scenes The King or Something Publishers, the Portrait Gallery, and the Manuscripts of the British Museum Roche Braque Portrait of Prince B. D. Mrs. Whitehead Portrait of Constance Fletcher A Poem about Walberg Johnny Grey A Portrait of F. B. Sacred Emily IIIIIIIIII One (Van Vechten) One (Harry Phelan Gibb) A Curtain Raiser Ladies Voices What Happened White Wines Do Let Us Go Away For the Country Entirely Turkey Bones and Eating and We Liked It Every Afternoon Captain Walter Arnold Please Do Not Suffer He Said It Counting Her Dresses I Like It to Be a Play Not Sightly Bonne Annee Mexico A Family of Perhaps Three Advertisements Pink Melon Joy If You Had Three Husbands Work Again Tourty or Tourtebattre Next Land of Nations Accents in Alsace The Psychology of Nations or What Are You Looking At Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector, best known for Three Lives, The Making of Americans and Tender Buttons. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. Picasso and Cubism were an important influence on Stein's writing. Her works are compared to James Joyce's Ulysses and to Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time.