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Struck By Genius

Author : Jason Padgett
ISBN : 9780544045644
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From head trauma to scientific wonder—a “deeply absorbing . . . fascinating” true story of acquired savant syndrome (Entertainment Weekly). Twelve years ago, Jason Padgett had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain worked. It turned an ordinary math-averse student into an extraordinary young man with a unique gift to see the world as no one else does: water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. As his ability to understand physics skyrocketed, the “accidental genius” developed the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere. Overcoming huge setbacks and embracing his new mind, Padgett “gained a vision of the world that is as beautiful as it is challenging.” Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined (The New York Times Book Review). Illustrated with Jason’s stunning, mathematically precise artwork, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain, and “an incredible phenomenon which points toward dormant potential—a little Rain Man perhaps—within us all” (Darold A. Treffert, MD, author of Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant). “A tale worthy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! . . . This memoir sends a hopeful message to families touched by brain injury, autism, or neurological damage from strokes.” —Booklist “How extraordinary it is to contemplate the bizarre gifts that might lie within all of us.” —People
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Harold Bloom S Shakespeare

Author : C. Desmet
ISBN : 9781137036414
Genre : Science
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Harold Bloom's Shakespeare examines the sources and impact of Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. Through focused and sustained study of this writer and his best-selling book, this collection of essays addresses a wide range of issues pertinent to both general readers and university classes: the cultural role of Shakespeare and of a new secular humanism addressed to general readers and audiences; the author as literary origin; the persistence of character as a category of literary appreciation; and the influence of Shakespeare within the Anglo-American educational system. Together, the essays reflect on the ethics of literary theory and criticism.
Category: Science

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

Author : Joseph Warton
ISBN : 0415309107
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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.

Unleashing Genius

Author : Paul David Walker
ISBN : 9781614480358
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 38.70 MB
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An executive coach walks you step-by-step through the process that frees up your mind to promote and implement ideas for success. From creating new realities to exploring connectivity to gaining new insight, Unleashing Genius takes you into the heart of how you actually formulate successful ideas and frameworks. With twenty-five years of experience coaching CEOs and executive leaders under his belt, Paul shares the foundational elements of The Secret to unleashing individual genius and team wisdom. Stephen Covey, in an interview with, said that once you unleash the creative energy inside of people it affects every aspect of their life. Through reading Unleashing Genius, you will find out how to actually discover and use your instincts for success to create numerous frameworks and models that may transform your business and your life. “Paul’s real value to the Chief Executive Officer of any business organization is that he understands the concept of how cultural change is necessary to develop real growth, working with managers to develop and implement change and provide concrete solutions.” —Joseph F. Prevratil, president and CEO, RMS Foundation, Inc.
Category: Self-Help

The Genius

Author : Theodore Dreiser
ISBN : 9781465503701
Genre : Indiana
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Sudden Genius

Author : Andrew Robinson
ISBN : 9780191624926
Genre : Science
File Size : 79.6 MB
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The highly admired scientist Linus Pauling, a double Nobel laureate in chemistry and peace, was once asked by a student. 'Dr Pauling, how do you have so many good ideas?' Pauling thought for a moment and replied: 'Well, David, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones.' Where do ideas come from? Why do some people have many more of them than others? How do you distinguish the good ideas from the bad? Most intriguing of all, perhaps, why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of 'sudden genius'? These questions are the subject of this book. Andrew Robinson explores the exceptional creativity in both scientists and artists by following the trail that led ten individuals from childhood to the achievement of a famous creative breakthrough as an adult, in archaeology, architecture, art, biology, chemistry, cinema, music, literature, photography, and physics. Broken into three parts, the book begins with the scientific study of creativity, covering talent, genius, intelligence, memory, dreams, the unconscious, savant syndrome, synaesthesia, and mental illness. The second part tells the stories of five breakthroughs by scientists and five by artists, ranging from Curie's discovery of radium and Einstein's theory of special relativity to Mozart's composing of The Marriage of Figaro and Virginia Woolf's writing of Mrs Dalloway. Robinson concludes by considering what highly creative people who achieve breakthroughs have in common; whether breakthroughs in science and art follow patterns; and whether they always involve imaginative leaps and even 'genius'.
Category: Science

The Genius Machine

Author : Gerald Sindell
ISBN : 9781458725073
Genre : Reference
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A complete, step-by-step system for developing an idea, thinking through an issue, or reating a revolutionary innovation. Gifted with the unique ability to help people discover and apply their own innate genius, intellectual property consultant Gerald Sindell works with individuals and organizations to maximize returns on their most precious capital: their ideas and innovations. Dubbed the ''Genius Machine'' by his clients, Sindell's eleven-step process has proven invaluable for countless individuals and businesses needing to hone their message or launch a new product in today's tough market. Ideas enter the Genius Machine fuzzy, weak, or partially baked. Through this eleven-step process, they are examined from every angle and emerge robust, polished, and ready to change the world. Whether you are designing a house, writing a term paper, or perfecting the business plan for a new startup, The Genius Machine will help your thinking succeed.
Category: Reference