Release on 2016-04-26 | by Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
The Secret to a Bigger Life
Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"From Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into 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. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life"--
Benjamin Franklin was often curious about the world around him. Utilizing observation and testing of the scientific method, he was able to invent many new items that improved the world for others. These inventions include his famous bifocal glasses, lightning rod, and even a long extension arm.
It is a bold and excellent collection of poems penned by Ravi Singavarapu. True to its title the book probes every aspect of man's life. With a curious mind the poet searches for answers to questions that he himself raises. computer there is a technology of the spirit. terrorist's mind. In the poem The Fall Of WTC he says that the fall of a tower is not the end of progress and growth. into every aspect - temporal and metaphysical. Enjoy.
Albert Einstein was a famous scientist who questioned everything—even the laws of physics! Einstein’s innovative thinking paved the way for many important inventions and discoveries that helped shape the world we live in. Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Albert Einstein’s life in this Level Two I Can Read. This biography includes a timeline and photos about the life of this inspiring scientist. Albert Einstein: A Curious Mind is a Guided Reading Level Q and a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
On November 26, 2008 the author and his wife were taken hostage by terrorists in a hotel in Mumbai. Over the next few days, they faced the possibility of death by the terrorists%u2019 bullets or by fire. They were rescued a few days later but, as the author put it, "he thought of dying on the morrow helps wonderfully to concentrate your mind on things that you have left undone and the little time that you may have left in the world.After their successful rescue, he was urged by his family and friends to write about their experiences. And that is where this book begins. It ranges over a wide spectrum of personalities and issues- from Obama's meteoric rise to the musings of Mandela, from Pakistan's imminent collapse to new ideas for Afghanistan, from heart disease to caregivers, from relationship with children to sex. In short a delightful read.
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.
The extreme to which the church has gone in order to protect and justify its various decisions regarding points of faith is fascinating, but tends to obscure the truth. Revisionist history, coercion, and propaganda were the order of the day when the major items of doctrine were being decided. In fact, many of those truths that we hold so dear in our Christian faith were decided, if not invented, through or because of political means, and not by theological insight. Many doctrines went well beyond what the early church held as truth. To look behind the curtain of church history, information should be viewed with a political as well as scientific bias, and compared to other historical documents of the time. The reader is invited to consider the history and virtue of the doctrines of his church based on this new insight and to make a more educated personal stand. In the end, one must ask, "Where is God amidst all of these rules, political maneuverings, and doctrines?" First, we will discover how our faith was changed. Then we will discover where we left God. Items discussed include: Theology, Framework Of Christianity, The Bible, The Canon of the Bible, Inerrant Scripture, The Trinity, Virgin Birth, Polygamy, Celibacy, Transubstantiation, Rapture, Apocalypse and the End of Days, Sabbath verses Sunday, Tithes and Offerings, Prayer and Faith, Magical Thinking, Original Sin, Mary: Immaculate Conception, Baptism, Predestination and Foreknowledge, The Mark of Cain, Job and the Petty God, The Schizophrenic God of the Old and New Testaments, The Development of Satan, The Axial Age, The Pinnacle of the Axial Age, Religion Addiction, Conclusion of Religion and the Beginning of Spirituality.
Release on 2019-04-23 | by Thanu Padmanabhan,Vasanthi Padmanabhan
Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind
Author: Thanu Padmanabhan,Vasanthi Padmanabhan
This lucid and captivating book takes the reader back to the early history of all the sciences, starting from antiquity and ending roughly at the time of Newton — covering the period which can legitimately be called the “dawn” of the sciences. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on a particular and significant development in the evolution of science, and is connected in a coherent way to the others to yield a smooth, continuous narrative. The at-a-glance diagrams showing the “When” and “Where” give a brief summary of what was happening at the time, thereby providing the broader context of the scientific events highlighted in that chapter. Embellished with colourful photographs and illustrations, and “boxed” highlights scattered throughout the text, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of science, and how it shaped our world today.