IN THE KEY OF GENIUS

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In The Key Of Genius

Author : Adam Ockelford
ISBN : 9781407010762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Derek Paravicini is blind, can't tell his right hand from his left and needs round-the-clock care. But he has an extremely rare gift - he is a musical prodigy with perfect pitch whose piano-playing has thrilled audiences at venues from Ronnie Scott's to Las Vegas, the Barbican to Buckingham Palace. Born prematurely, Derek remained in hospital for three months and technically 'died' several times before he was finally strong enough to go home. It was not long before his blindness became apparent and later it became clear that he had severe learning difficulties and autism. Desperately trying to find something to engage and stimulate baby Derek, his nanny discovered a toy organ and put it down in front of him. Miraculously, Derek taught himself to play. Music proved to be an outlet for expressing himself and communicating with others - his way of dealing with a strange and confusing world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Genius In The Shadows

Author : William Lanouette
ISBN : 9781628734775
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as “father of the atom bomb.” The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions, he is curiously buried with barely a trace in the history of this well-known and controversial topic. Born in Hungary and educated in Berlin, he escaped Hitler’s Germany in 1933 and that first year developed his concept of nuclear chain reactions. In order to prevent Nazi scientists from stealing his ideas, he kept his theories secret, until he and Albert Einstein pressed the US government to research atomic reactions and designed the first nuclear reactor. Though he started his career out lobbying for civilian control of atomic energy, he concluded it with founding, in 1962, the first political action committee for arms control, the Council for a Livable World. Besides his career in atomic energy, he also studied biology and sparked ideas that won others the Nobel Prize. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, where Szilard spent his final days, was developed from his concepts to blend science and social issues.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Genius Of Shakespeare

Author : Jonathan Bate
ISBN : 9780330538343
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With an introduction by Simon Callow Judgements about the quality of works of art begin in opinion. But for the last two hundred years only the wilfully perverse (and Tolstoy) have denied the validity of the opinion that Shakespeare was a genius. Who was Shakespeare? Why has his writing endured? And what makes it so endlessly adaptable to different times and cultures? Exploring Shakespeare's life, including questions of authorship and autobiography, and charting how his legacy has grown over the centuries, this extraordinary book asks how Shakespeare has come to be such a powerful symbol of genius. Written with lively passion and wit, The Genius of Shakespeare is a fascinating biography of the life - and afterlife - of our greatest poet. Jonathan Bate, one of the world's leading Shakespearean scholars, has shown how the legend of Shakespeare's genius was created and sustained, and how the man himself became a truly global phenomenon. 'The best modern book on Shakespeare' Sir Peter Hall
Category: Literary Criticism

Labourism And The English Genius

Author : Gregory Elliott
ISBN : 0860916715
Genre : Political Science
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Labour's fourth successive electoral defeat in 1992 rekindled the muffled controversy over its future.
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Islands Of Genius

Author : Darold A. Treffert
ISBN : 0857003186
Genre : Psychology
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* Gold Medal Winner in the Psychology / Mental Health Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards * * Silver Medal Winner in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Psychology Category * Savant syndrome is a rare condition in which individuals with developmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, have one or more areas of expertise, ability, or brilliance - "islands of genius" - that exist in contrast with their overall limitations. In this fascinating book, Dr. Darold Treffert looks at what we know about this remarkable condition, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. Dr. Treffert explores the phenomena of genetic memory - instances in which individuals somehow "know" things they never learned - and sudden genius or "acquired savantism" - where a neuro-typical person unexpectedly and spectacularly develops savant-like abilities following a head injury or stroke. Showing that these phenomena point convincingly towards a reservoir of untapped potential - an inner savant capacity - within us all, he looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum. A central colour section contains the extraordinary artwork of some of the savants who are mentioned in the book. Islands of Genius will intrigue anyone who has ever wondered what makes the mind of a savant tick, as well as clinicians, parents, teachers, therapists, and others who care for, and about, individuals with savant syndrome.
Category: Psychology

Alexander Pope And His Critics An Essay On The Genius And Writings Of Pope In Two Volumes

Author : Joseph Warton
ISBN : 0415309115
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This three-volume set reprints Joseph Warton's "An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope," along with other responses to Pope, and to Warton. The collection brings together significant documents both in the formation of eighteenth century opinion of Pope and in the development of criticism during the century. A new introduction by the editor, and an appendix discussing the revisions between editions of Warton's" Essay" make this set especially valuable to the researcher.
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Kant S Concept Of Genius

Author : Paul W. Bruno
ISBN : 9781441139115
Genre : Philosophy
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The first comprehensive study of the roots of the concept of genius in Kant's understanding of nature and his notion of the artist.
Category: Philosophy

Unlocking The Genius Within Your Child And You

Author : Stephanie Shawn
ISBN : 9781452575490
Genre : Self-Help
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Parenting can be a daunting experience. Wouldn’t it be nice if our children came with a How to manual? Do you ever feel that right when you are getting the hang of parenting, your child changes and you are lost all over again? The truths in this book will not only help parents and teachers better understand their children, it will also provide them the keys to better understand themselves. One of the fundamental truths of parenting is that it offers an opportunity to experience our maker in a different format. Through watching, listening, and learning from children, I have discovered four key skills that all of us have within us. I call these skills the golden keys.
Category: Self-Help

The Genius Of John Ruskin

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : 0813917891
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume powerfully demonstrates the range and inexhaustible vitality of Ruskin's prose and will once again become an indispensable reference for Victorianists from a range of disciplines.
Category: Literary Criticism

Collective Genius

Author : Linda A. Hill
ISBN : 9781422187593
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why can some organizations innovate time and again, while most cannot? You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how. Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization. Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. Collective Genius will not only inspire you; it will give you the concrete, practical guidance you need to build innovation into the fabric of your business.
Category: Business & Economics