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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Jeff Hobbs

Scribner, 2014

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s own nature—when he returns home. When author Jeff Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with the man who would be his college roommate for four years, Robert Peace. Robert’s life was rough from the beginning in the ...


My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor Ph.D.

Plume, 2009

The astonishing New York Times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated ...


The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks ...


Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Stephen J. Dubner

William Morrow, 2014

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics , a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. Now, with Think Like a Freak , Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside ...


The Story of a New Name (Neapolitan Novels)
Elena Ferrante

Europa Editions, 2013

The second book, following last year’s My Brilliant Friend , featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. ...


Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Peg Dawson, Richard Guare

Guilford Press, 2009

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many ...


My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan)
Elena Ferrante

Europa Editions, 2012

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.   The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of ...


A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead Trade, 2008

After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of ...


Brilliant Bead Rings (Klutz)
Anne Akers Johnson

Klutz, 2011

Add a little sparkle to your every move with these seven adorable beaded rings. It's jewelry-making made simple: string shimmering beads on flexible wire to make durable, fashionable rings. This craft and bead kit comes with a book of designs, instructions, and inspiration, and all the stuff you need to add a handful of glamor to your life. Comes with: 58 page book, a dazzling palette of 1,300+ seed beads, wire


The Brilliant History of Color in Art
Victoria Finlay

J. Paul Getty Museum, 2014

The history of art is inseparable from the history of color. And what a fascinating story they tell together: one that brims with an all-star cast of characters, eye-opening details, and unexpected detours through the annals of human civilization and scientific discovery.   Enter critically acclaimed writer and popular journalist Victoria Finlay, who here takes readers across the globe and over the centuries on an unforgettable tour through ...


The Book of Awesome
Neil Pasricha

Berkley Trade, 2011

Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that make us smile. Sometimes it's tempting to feel the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us: Popping bubble wrap The smell of rain on a hot sidewalk The other side of the pillow Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row Waking up and realizing it's Saturday Fixing electronics by smacking them Being the first table called up to the dinner buffet at a wedding When the ...


Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Ruled, Brilliant Violet, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)

Moleskine, 2013

Moleskine brings more color to its notebooks. This Brilliant Violet version of the classic Ruled Large notebook is perfect for writings, thoughts and passing notes. The color-coded bands reveal the notebook's layout. The back of the paper banderole can be saved for later use. The ribbon, bookmark and expandable inner pocket match the cover color. Specifications: - Layout: Ruled Paper - Dimensions: 5" x 8-1/4" - Hard Cover with elastic ...


Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our ...
Mario Livio

Simon & Schuster, 2014

Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity ) illuminates the path to scientific discovery. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields—but each also stumbled badly. Darwin’s theory of natural selection shouldn’t have worked, ...


Jane Eyre: A BabyLit® Counting Primer
Jennifer Adams

Gibbs Smith, 2012

With the perennial popularity of classic writers like Charlotte Brontë and Lewis Carroll, Baby Lit™ is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar’s Alison Oliver, Little Miss Brontë and Little Master Carroll are a must for every savvy parent’s nursery library. Jennifer Adams is the author of a dozen ...


Violet Mackerel's Outside-the-Box Set: Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot, Violet Mackerel's Remarkable ...
Anna Branford

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013

Violet Mackerel has outside-the-box ideas—and they’re all included in this in-the-box collection of illustrated chapter books. Violet Mackerel is quite a small girl with quite brilliant ideas. Violet’s ideas come in handy when helping out at the market, digging for dinosaur bones, knitting unusual leg warmers, braving tonsillectomies, feeding ladybugs, planning weddings, and inventing useful theories. Learn her Theory of Finding Small ...


Moleskine 2015 Daily Planner, 12 Month, Large, Brilliant Violet, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Moleskine Diaries)

Moleskine, 2014

The Moleskine Daily Planner/Diary is dated from January to December and it has a hard cover. Formatted to show each day on its own page, this popular planner is the essential piece of the new multimedia puzzle. Includes an address book insert with colored lettering. Specifications: - Layout: A new page each day. - Date Range: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015 - Dimensions: 5" x 8-1/4" - Hard Cover with elastic closure and bookmark ribbon. - Color: Brilliant ...


Brilliance (The Brilliance Saga Book 1)
Marcus Sakey

Thomas & Mercer, 2013

A 2013 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper ...


Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones
Cally Hall

DK ADULT, 2002

From Wikipedia: A gemstone or gem (also called a precious or semi-precious stone, a fine gem, or jewel) is a piece of mineral, which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.[1][2] However certain rocks, (such as lapis lazuli) and organic materials (such as amber or jet) are not minerals, but are still used for jewelry, and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some ...


Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, ...

Basic Books, 2011

The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics -- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.


Moleskine 2015 Weekly Planner, Horizontal, 12 Month, Large, Brilliant Violet, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) ...

Moleskine, 2014

The Moleskine Weekly Planner/Diary Horizontal is dated from January to December. Formatted in a horizontal format to show each week on a two page spread (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on the left page, Thursday, Friday and Saturday/Sunday on the right side), this popular planner/diary style is perfect to have the week at a glance. Includes an address book insert with colored lettering. -Specifications: - Layout: The whole week on two pages, ...



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