Curious Minds

Curious Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich,Phoef Sutton
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780553392692
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Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of mysteries featuring Emerson Knight and Riley Moon, a dynamic duo with instant and undeniable chemistry. Emerson Knight is introverted, eccentric, and has little to no sense of social etiquette. Good thing he’s also brilliant, rich, and (some people might say) handsome, or he’d probably be homeless. Riley Moon has just graduated from Harvard Business and Harvard Law. Her aggressive Texas spitfire attitude has helped her land her dream job as a junior analyst with mega-bank Blane-Grunwald. At least Riley Moon thought it was her dream job, until she is given her first assignment: babysitting Emerson Knight. What starts off as an inquiry about missing bank funds in the Knight account leads to inquiries about a missing man, missing gold, and a life-and-death race across the country. Through the streets of Washington, D.C., and down into the underground vault of the Federal Reserve in New York City, an evil plan is exposed. A plan so sinister that only a megalomaniac could think it up, and only the unlikely duo of the irrepressibly charming Emerson Knight and the tenacious Riley Moon can stop it. Praise for Curious Minds “The one-liners fly at a ferocious pace. . . . Evanovich fans will find this closer in style to the Stephanie Plum novels.”—Booklist “Evanovich’s comedic timing and pacing are evident on every page.”—Daily Republic

A Curious Mind

A Curious Mind
Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476730752
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Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Author: The School of Life
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1999747143
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: School of Life
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces twenty-five of history's leading figures in philosophy, including Buddha, Aristotle, René Descartes, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and how their philosophical ideas continue to matter in today's world.

Developing More Curious Minds

Developing More Curious Minds
Author: John Barell
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780871207197
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Release: 2003
Editor: ASCD
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explains questioning strategies and teaching behaviors designed to encourage students to think, investigate, and draw their own conclusions.

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds
Author: Ian Wright
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781615196258
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Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: The Experiment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun Publisher's note: Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps. Which countries don’t have rivers? Which ones have North Korean embassies? Who drives on the “wrong” side of the road? How many national economies are bigger than California’s? And where can you still find lions in the wild? You’ll learn answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. This one-of-a-kind atlas is packed with eye-opening analysis (Which nations have had female leaders?), whimsical insight (Where can’t you find a McDonald’s?), and surprising connections that illuminate the contours of culture, history, and politics. Each of these 100 maps will change the way you see the world—and your place in it.

Brilliant Maps

Brilliant Maps
Author: Ian Wright
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1846276632
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Release: 2021-11-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers
Author: Adam Nayman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781683353195
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Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From such cult hits as Raising Arizona (1987) and The Big Lebowski (1998) to major critical darlings Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Ethan and Joel Coen have cultivated a bleakly comical, instantly recognizable voice in modern American cinema. In The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman carefully sifts through their complex cinematic universe in an effort to plot, as he puts it, “some Grand Unified Theory of Coen-ness.” The book combines critical text—biography, close film analysis, and enlightening interviews with key Coen collaborators—with a visual aesthetic that honors the Coens’ singular mix of darkness and levity. Featuring film stills, beautiful and evocative illustrations, punchy infographics, and hard insight, this book will be the definitive exploration of the Coen brothers’ oeuvre.

The Book of What If

The Book of What If
Author: Matt Murrie,Andrew R McHugh
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781582705286
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Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if a book didn?t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If?? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities!

Curious Minds

Curious Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich,Phoef Sutton
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780553392708
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, teams up with Emmy-winning writer Phoef Sutton for a brand-new series of thrillers featuring charmingly eccentric Emerson Knight and professional go-getter Riley Moon"--

Mindfire

Mindfire
Author: Scott Berkun
Pages: 195
ISBN: 0983873100
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Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Berkun Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This definitive best-of collection of one of the web's best young writers is packed with big ideas and fun, guaranteed to make you think and smile. You'll learn to find passion, think free, manage time, pay attention and more. Scott Berkun is the bestselling author of Making Things Happen, The Myths of Innovation and Confessions of a Public Speaker. His work has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, NPR and in The New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, The Washington Post, Wired, and other media. His famous lectures and popular blog can be found for free online at www.scottberkun.com.

Curious Minds

Curious Minds
Author: John Brockman
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9781400076864
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Release: 2005
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a collection of incisive essays, twenty-seven of the world's leading scientists--including Robert Sapolsky, Lee Smolin, Mary Catherine Bateson, Janna Levin, Nicholas Humphrey, Freeman Dyson, and others--reflect on the key moments, experiences, and events in their childhoods that first set them on the course of pursuing a scientific career. Reprint. 20,000 f irst printing.

Curiosity Studies

Curiosity Studies
Author: Perry Zurn,Arjun Shankar
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781452963624
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Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first English-language collection to establish curiosity studies as a unique field From science and technology to business and education, curiosity is often taken for granted as an unquestioned good. And yet, few people can define curiosity. Curiosity Studies marshals scholars from more than a dozen fields not only to define curiosity but also to grapple with its ethics as well as its role in technological advancement and global citizenship. While intriguing research on curiosity has occurred in numerous disciplines for decades, no rigorously cross-disciplinary study has existed—until now. Curiosity Studies stages an interdisciplinary conversation about what curiosity is and what resources it holds for human and ecological flourishing. These engaging essays are integrated into four clusters: scientific inquiry, educational practice, social relations, and transformative power. By exploring curiosity through the practice of scientific inquiry, the contours of human learning, the stakes of social difference, and the potential of radical imagination, these clusters focus and reinvigorate the study of this universal but slippery phenomenon: the desire to know. Against the assumption that curiosity is neutral, this volume insists that curiosity has a history and a political import and requires precision to define and operationalize. As various fields deepen its analysis, a new ecosystem for knowledge production can flourish, driven by real-world problems and a commitment to solve them in collaboration. By paying particular attention to pedagogy throughout, Curiosity Studies equips us to live critically and creatively in what might be called our new Age of Curiosity. Contributors: Danielle S. Bassett, U of Pennsylvania; Barbara M. Benedict, Trinity College; Susan Engel, Williams College; Ellen K. Feder, American U; Kristina T. Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Narendra Keval; Christina León, Princeton U; Tyson Lewis, U of North Texas; Amy Marvin, U of Oregon; Hilary M. Schor, U of Southern California; Seeta Sistla, Hampshire College; Heather Anne Swanson, Aarhus U.

Inspiration is In Here

Inspiration is In Here
Author: Welbeck Children's
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781783128037
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Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: Welbeck Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Get ready to let your imagination roam free and unleash your innermost thoughts and ideas. This handbook is the perfect place to learn how to make bath bombs, discover the art of calligraphy; write a haiku; start a dream diary; learn how to crochet, and let your creativity flourish! Packed with craft projects, quizzes, space for journalling or doodling, and plenty of opportunity for self expression - creativity is calling.

Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds

Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds
Author: Cheryl J. Craig,Louise F. Deretchin
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781607095804
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Release: 2010-01-16
Editor: R&L Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives to those currently holding sway in an era of high-stakes accountability.

Curious Minds

Curious Minds
Author: Peter Macinnis
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9780642277541
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Release: 2012
Editor: National Library Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Curious Minds: The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals. Identifying and classifying the unfamiliar plants and animals was their biggest challenge - the early ones were frequently wrong but later naturalists were able to build on and learn from previous mistakes. In time, a new breed of homegrown naturalists emerged. This succession of curious minds would help to foster pride in a developing nation, as well an interest in the preservation of natural history. Curious Minds brings to life the stories of the naturalists and settlers who made the unfamiliar familiar and who contributed to developments in natural science. Among the names are Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, Amalie Dietrich, Ludwig Leichhardt, Ferdinand von Mueller, Ellis Rowan, John Lewin and John and Elizabeth Gould. Beautifully illustrated with images from the collection of the National Library of Australia, the publication is a loving tribute to the courageous and inquisitive men and women who led by example.

What in the World

What in the World
Author: Julie Vosburgh Agnone,National Geographic Kids
Pages: 47
ISBN: 9781426315176
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Release: 2014
Editor: National Geographic Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a series of diverse types of picture puzzles intended to strengthen visual skills, cognitive skills, and memory.

The Alchemy of Things

The Alchemy of Things
Author: Karen McCartney
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781760637026
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Release: 2018-08-29
Editor: Allen & Unwin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Alchemy of Things explores interior spaces at the edges of the decoratively possible. The book details a series of eighteen fascinating homes that come from a truly creative place, transcending conventional notions of collection and display.This new beauty taps into a craving for a personal space with rich layers, a little bit of oddity and an irrepressible joie de vivre. A mix of artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers open the doors to their own homes - many for the first time.

Curious Minds

Curious Minds
Author: Ty Kolstedt,Dr. Azeem Z. Vasi
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781613731536
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Release: 2016-02-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A multidisciplinary activity book from four core academic areas—math, science, language arts, and social studiesUnlike the many activity books devoted solely to one type of activity—science experiments, art activities, math games, brain teasers, and the like—Curious Minds takes a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating science, social studies, math, language arts, world languages, and more in 40 hands-on activities that promote kids' critical thinking and engaged interest in the world they live in. Designed for teachers, parents, or homeschoolers searching for new ways to motivate students aged 9–12, this illustrated resource provides a short mini-lesson for each activity, giving educational background information, related lingo, a materials list, step-by-step directions, and guidance for extending the activity. The wide range of activities—from exploring the physics of parachute flight to making homemade ink to testing how pollutants affect plants—ensures every learner's interest will be piqued.

Kite Flying and Other Poems for Curious Minds

Kite Flying and Other Poems for Curious Minds
Author: John A. Morris
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781453507629
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Release: 2010-05-26
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

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Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds
Author: Janet Evanovich
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780553392753
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The irrepressibly charming duo of Emerson Knight and Riley Moon returns in another gripping mystery by #1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich. Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household. When clues lead to a dark and sinister secret that is being guarded by the National Park Service, Emerson will need to assemble a crack team for help. Since a crack team isn’t available, he enlists Riley Moon and his cousin Vernon. Riley Moon has a Harvard business degree and can shoot the eyes out of a grasshopper at fifty feet, but she can’t figure out how to escape the vortex of Emerson Knight’s odd life. Vernon has been Emerson’s loyal and enthusiastic partner in crime since childhood. He now lives in an RV behind Emerson’s house. Together, this ragtag, mismatched trio will embark on a worldwide investigation that will expose a conspiracy one hundred years in the making.