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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

The Dawning Of Genius

Author : Theodore Alois Buckley
ISBN : PRNC:32101059968337
Genre : Biography
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Category: Biography

Unleashing Genius

Author : Paul David Walker
ISBN : 9781614480358
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 66.67 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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Category: Indiana

Eccentricities Of Genius

Author : James Burton Pond
ISBN : NYPL:33433082533567
Genre : Actors
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Includes section titled: Women lecturers and singers, p.144-181, plus brief sketches of actresses Charlotte Cushman and Ellen Terry.
Category: Actors

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

The Man Of Genius

Author : Cesare Lombroso
Genre : Genius
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Category: Genius

Genius Of Place

Author : Justin Martin
ISBN : 9780306819841
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 67.33 MB
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The full and definitive biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, influential abolitionist, ardent social reformer and conservationist, and the visionary designer of Central Park Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park to Boston's Emerald Necklace to Stanford University's campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. This momentous career was shadowed by a tragic personal life, also fully portrayed here.Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn't simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted's designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day. With our urgent need to revitalize cities and a widespread yearning for green space, his work is more relevant now than it was during his lifetime. Justin Martin restores Olmsted to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Americans.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Genius Of Christianity

Author : François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand
ISBN : MINN:319510024071903
Genre : Art and religion
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Category: Art and religion

Genius Born Of Anguish The Life And Legacy Of Henri Nouwen

Author : Michael W. Higgins
ISBN : 9781587682872
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An intimate look at this important spiritual writer's life, enriched with the personal accounts of some of the people closest to him: friends, family, and colleagues. A twelve-page photo section is included.

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