Designing Your Life

Designing Your Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781101875339
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly

Extraterrestrial

Extraterrestrial
Author: Avi Loeb
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780358278146
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Release: 2021
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Harvard's top astronomer lays out his controversial theory that our solar system was recently visited by advanced alien technology from a distant star

12 Rules for Life

12 Rules for Life
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Pages: 409
ISBN: 9780345816023
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Release: 2018
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"What does everyone in the modern world need to know? [The author's] answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. [The author discusses] discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life"--

Wonderful Life The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

Wonderful Life  The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393245202
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Release: 1990-09-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and he tells them with fervor and intelligence."—James Gleick, New York Times Book Review High in the Canadian Rockies is a small limestone quarry formed 530 million years ago called the Burgess Shale. It hold the remains of an ancient sea where dozens of strange creatures lived—a forgotten corner of evolution preserved in awesome detail. In this book Stephen Jay Gould explores what the Burgess Shale tells us about evolution and the nature of history.

Cells Gels and the Engines of Life

Cells  Gels and the Engines of Life
Author: Gerald H. Pollack
Pages: 305
ISBN: UOM:39015055167368
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Release: 2001
Editor: Ebner and Sons Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning book that challenges the current wisdom of how cells work in a visionary, provocative, and accessible way... reads like a detective story. This highly praised book emphasises the role of cell water and the gel-like nature of the cell, building on these features to explore the mechanisms of communication, transport, contraction, division, and other essential cell functions. Lucidly written for the non-expert, the book is profound enough for biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers to devour.

Hacking Life

Hacking Life
Author: Joseph M. Reagl Jr.
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780262538992
Available:
Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Strong Ideas
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Life hackers track and analyze the food they eat, the hours they sleep, the money they spend, and how they're feeling on any given day. They share tips on the most efficient ways to tie shoelaces and load the dishwasher. They see everything as a system composed of parts that can be decomposed and recomposed, with algorithmic rules that can be understood, optimized, and subverted. In this book, Joseph Reagle examines how life hacking is self-help for the digital age's creative class. Life hacks can be useful, useless, and sometimes harmful: being efficient is not the same thing as being effective; being precious about minimalism does not mean you are living life unfettered; and compulsively checking your vital signs is its own sort of illness. With Hacking Life, Reagle sheds light on a question even non-hackers ponder: what does it mean to live a good life in the new millennium? Book jacket.

Life

Life
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015033933410
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Release: 1917-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Spelling for Life

Spelling for Life
Author: Lyn Stone
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781134671533
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Release: 2013-10-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A recent survey of 200 teachers asking the question ‘spelling is...?’ resulted in the following adjectives: ‘difficult’, ‘complex’, ‘confusing’, ‘random’, ‘confounding’. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is scientific, law-abiding and even elegant. It explains that spelling is the manipulation of symbols according to agreed-upon patterns that produce predictable results. Spelling errors also fall into sets of predictable patterns. Success in spelling is not a product of intelligence. Many people struggle to spell due to coping strategies developed in place of explicit instruction. What gives spelling its ‘complex’ veneer is the fact that different ways of thinking are required at different levels from word to word. Some words can be spelt as they sound, others have to be visually memorised and some rely on knowledge of core rules about word-structure. A lot of words require more than one strand of knowledge. This book makes clear which strand needs to be applied in different situations. Often pupils who can read and express themselves competently nevertheless find spelling difficult. False assumptions about spelling, such as believing the English language is complex and/or irregular, damage confidence and lead to reluctance to even attempt to spell correctly. Spelling For Life enables teachers and pupils to: learn what the common spelling coping strategies are gain insights into undoing poor spelling habits work together to notice patterns not only in regular spelling, but also in words which on the surface seem to break the spelling rules practise successful spelling strategies, progressing from simple to complex words rapidly and with confidence. Using a synthesis of theory, research and teaching experience, the fascinating nature of English spelling is systematically teased out. The examples and exercises offer an encouraging, accessible way to implement the programme of study and strive to reveal the beauty of spelling. Aided by example lessons, progressive assessments, unique tools and extensive practice lists, this highly acclaimed overview of spelling succeeds in developing critical thinking and confidence when reading and spelling. It can be used in conjunction with any established phonics programme.

Proceedings of the Home Office Life Underwriters Association and the Occupational Committee

Proceedings of the Home Office Life Underwriters  Association and the Occupational Committee
Author: Home Office Life Underwriters Association, Hartford
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015017348965
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Life of Being Having and Doing Enough

A Life of Being  Having  and Doing Enough
Author: Wayne Muller
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307591395
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Release: 2011-03-01
Editor: Harmony
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the modern world's struggles with depression and burnout in the face of mounting economic pressures, with advice on how to experience authentic happiness by accepting moderate resource levels.

A Fortunate Universe

A Fortunate Universe
Author: Geraint F. Lewis,Luke A. Barnes
Pages: 373
ISBN: 9781107156616
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Release: 2017
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An engaging defence and critique of the various arguments from both science and religion on the fine-tuning of the Universe.

Lengthening of Human Life in Retrospect and Prospect

Lengthening of Human Life in Retrospect and Prospect
Author: Irving Fisher
Pages: 1
ISBN: COLUMBIA:HS00142697
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Release: 1928
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus
Author: Mary Billingsley
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9780802853622
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Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Eerdmans Young Readers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Artist Mary Billingsley has depicted the life of Christ through paintings. The text highlights the joy, sorrow, and glory of the story.

How Will You Measure Your Life Harvard Business Review Classics

How Will You Measure Your Life   Harvard Business Review Classics
Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781633692572
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Release: 2017-01-17
Editor: Harvard Business Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
Author: Russ Roberts
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781591847953
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Release: 2015
Editor: Portfolio
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"How the insights of an 18th century economist can help us live better in the 21st century. Adam Smith became famous for The Wealth of Nations, but the Scottish economist also cared deeply about our moral choices and behavior--the subjects of his other brilliant book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). Now, economist Russ Roberts shows why Smith's neglected work might be the greatest self-help book you've never read. Roberts explores Smith's unique and fascinating approach to fundamental questions such as: - What is the deepest source of human satisfaction? - Why do we sometimes swing between selfishness and altruism? - What's the connection between morality and happiness? Drawing on current events, literature, history, and pop culture, Roberts offers an accessible and thought-provoking view of human behavior through the lenses of behavioral economics and philosophy"--

The Life and Death of Cells

The Life and Death of Cells
Author: Joseph Gilbert Hoffman
Pages: 301
ISBN: UOM:39015065645643
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Release: 1957
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the living process as it is seen in the microscopic realm of tissue cells.

English for Life 1

English for Life 1
Author: Cecil Gray
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0175663823
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Release: 2014-11
Editor: Nelson Thornes
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A four-book course satisfying all language needs for lower secondary to CSEC examination level.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0393050033
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Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An illustrated natural history of the Earth and its denizens combines paintings, drawings, and computer-generated images with a chronicle of the world's variegated organisms and species.

Choosing Life Or Death

Choosing Life Or Death
Author: William J. Winslade,William J.. Winslade,Judith Wilson Ross
Pages: 268
ISBN: UOM:39015009577795
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the legal, ethical, financial, medical, and emotional aspects of decisions involving the critically ill, and discusses living wills, kidney dialysis, handicapped newborns, organ transplants, and genetic screening

Journal of the Outdoor Life

Journal of the Outdoor Life
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015014104551
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Release: 1929
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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