Discoveries and Inventions in Literature for Youth

A Guide and Resource Book

Author: Joy L. Lowe,Kathryn I. Matthew

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

View: 4858


A compilation of books and other resources that are appropriate for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Voice of Freedom

A Story about Frederick Douglass

Author: Maryann N. Weidt

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1575052091

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2701


Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read. Against all odds, he did learn and escaped from slavery. A powerful and inspirational speaker, Frederick spoke and wrote about his remarkable life and fought for the freedom and equal rights of African American men and women.

Robert Fulton

A Biography

Author: Cynthia Owen Philip

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595262031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 404

View: 4797


"A vivid portrait, solidly based on fresh scholarship, of a great but maddening man public benefactor and would-be monopolist, patriot and perjurer, architect of the age of steam." Geoffrey C. Ward, Author of Mark Twain.

American National Biography

Supplement 2

Author: Mark C. Carnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195222024

Category: Reference

Page: 848

View: 4064


A supplement to the ""American National Biography"" that offers approximately 500 biographical entries. This edition recounts the tales of the different people who shaped America-leaders, composers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, writers, scientists, and outlaws. The entries bring forth a narrative of America's past.

Bio Design

Nature, Science, Creativity

Author: William Myers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516270

Category: Architecture and biology

Page: 288

View: 3067


For centuries, designers and artists have looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they developed the ability to alter and incorporate living organisms or tissues into their work. This startling development, at the intersection of biology and design has created new aesthetic possibilities and helps address a growing urgency to build and manufacture ecologically. Bio Design surveys recent design and art projects that harness living materials and processes, presenting bio-integrated approaches to achieving sustainability, innovations enabled by biotechnology, and provocative experiments that deliberately illustrate the dangers and opportunities in manipulating life for human ends. As the first publication to focus on this new phenomenon and closely examine how it fits into the history of architecture, art and industrial design, this volume surveys this shift and contextualizes it through comparisons to previous historic transitions in art and design practices, clarifying its implications for the future. A reference for students and teachers of art, architecture, industrial design and engineering, Bio Design will also introduce the subject to a broad audience.

Subject Guide to Children's Books In Print, 1996

Author: Bowker Staff,R R Bowker Publishing

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 9780835236867


Page: 1172

View: 7760


"Especially useful for...expanding collections to support new curriculum areas."--LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE ANNUAL. Information by subject for every available fiction & nonfiction children's book in print is found in this one convenient source. Turn to the 1996 edition of SUBJECT GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN PRINT when you need to: * build, update, & expand children's & young adult collections. * track down the latest children's books on any subject. * assist young readers with subject-specific research. Full bibliographic & ordering information for each entry is included.

The Mathematician's Mind

The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field

Author: Jacques Hadamard

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691029313

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

View: 471


Fifty years ago when Jacques Hadamard set out to explore how mathematicians invent new ideas, he considered the creative experiences of some of the greatest thinkers of his generation, such as George Polya, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Albert Einstein. It appeared that inspiration could strike anytime, particularly after an individual had worked hard on a problem for days and then turned attention to another activity. In exploring this phenomenon, Hadamard produced one of the most famous and cogent cases for the existence of unconscious mental processes in mathematical invention and other forms of creativity. Written before the explosion of research in computers and cognitive science, his book, originally titled The Psychology of Invention in the Mathematical Field, remains an important tool for exploring the increasingly complex problem of mental life. The roots of creativity for Hadamard lie not in consciousness, but in the long unconscious work of incubation, and in the unconscious aesthetic selection of ideas that thereby pass into consciousness. His discussion of this process comprises a wide range of topics, including the use of mental images or symbols, visualized or auditory words, "meaningless" words, logic, and intuition. Among the important documents collected is a letter from Albert Einstein analyzing his own mechanism of thought.

Dance of the Swan

A Story about Anna Pavlova

Author: Barbara Allman

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822569914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2950


This is the story of how Anna Pavlova became a prima ballerina known for her grace, joyfulness, and delicate charm. She brought the beauty of ballet to people all over the world, and everywhere she went, she inspired children to dance.

The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood

Author: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 3279


Margaret Atwood offers an immensely influential voice in contemporary literature. Her novels have been translated into over 22 languages and are widely studied, taught and enjoyed. Her style is defined by her comic wit and willingness to experiment. Her work has ranged across several genres, from poetry to literary and cultural criticism, novels, short stories and art. This Introduction summarizes Atwood's canon, from her earliest poetry and her first novel, The Edible Woman, through The Handmaid's Tale to The Year of the Flood. Covering the full range of her work, it guides students through multiple readings of her oeuvre. It features chapters on her life and career, her literary, Canadian and feminist contexts, and how her work has been received and debated over the course of her career. With a guide to further reading and a clear, well organised structure, this book presents an engaging overview for students and readers.