What Makes Me Me

What Makes Me  Me Author Robert Winston
ISBN-10 1465439056
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Why do you have brown eyes, hairy fingers, dangly earlobes, or knuckles that crack? Are you a thrill-seeker, a people-person, a computer whizz, or a social wallflower with a morbid fear of spiders? And if so, who's to blame -- your parents or your genes? What Makes Me, Me? is an age-appropriate tour of the tricky subject of biology and how genetic make-up and experience makes everyone unique. Find out what genes and chromosomes are for, why some people are left-footed but right-eyed, and what it takes to become an Olympic athlete or a chess grand master. Diagrams, illustrations, updated images, and the easy-to-understand text in What Makes Me, Me? makes this difficult subject digestible, while tests and quizzes create a personal experience allowing children to see how the information relates to themselves.

Big Questions From Little People Answered By Some Very Big People

Big Questions From Little People       Answered By Some Very Big People Author Gemma Elwin Harris
ISBN-10 9780571288533
Year 2012-10-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of life, the universe and why cakes taste so nice. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracy Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more. For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717)

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money Author Alvin Hall
ISBN-10 9780756646264
Year 2008-08-04
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Can you imagine kids getting excited about economics? A 3rd grader itching to learn more about credit, or saving up her allowance for that college fund? DK can. In Show Me The Money, young readers are exposed to basic concepts of currency and finance, including the barter system, supply and demand, and how money works differently around the world.

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family Author Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN-10 0470432411
Year 2008-10-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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In this unique and groundbreaking book, business consultant and New York Times best-selling author Patrick Lencioni turns his sights on the most important organization in our lives—the family. As a husband and the father of four young boys, Lencioni realized the discrepancy between the time and energy his clients put into running their organizations and the reactive way most people run their personal lives. Having experienced the stress of a frantic family firsthand, he and his wife began applying some of the tools he uses with Fortune 500 companies at home, and with surprising results.

Why Can t I Tickle Myself

Why Can t I Tickle Myself Author Gemma Elwin Harris
ISBN-10 9780571312221
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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Published in hardback as Big Questions From Little People . . . Answered By Some Very Big People. Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to explain the complexities of life to their children. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracey Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more. At least 50% of the publisher's advance payments and 67% of net royalty income in respect of sales of this book is payable to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717).

The Big Questions A Short Introduction to Philosophy

The Big Questions  A Short Introduction to Philosophy Author Robert C. Solomon
ISBN-10 9781337517447
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. Through an exploration of timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, the authors provide students with the context they need for an understanding of the foundational issues, while giving them the impetus and confidence to establish their own informed positions on these big questions. To give you the flexibility to fit the book to your course, the authors have designed each chapter with self-contained discussions, thus making it easy for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Find Me in the Desert

 Find Me  in the Desert Author Jonathan Gundersen
ISBN-10 9781935909132
Year 2011-06-30
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Lucid Books
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Gundersen shares how God restored wholeness after his family began careening out of control.

Big Questions Worthy Dreams

Big Questions  Worthy Dreams Author Sharon Daloz Parks
ISBN-10 9781118113868
Year 2011-09-19
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Praise for Big Questions,Worthy Dreams "The things at stake in this tenth anniversary edition are even more profound and urgent than they were the first time around. This is not a little story about young people. It is a big story about humanity and the persistent quest for meaning and purpose. . . . the key is mentorship, and the payoff should be big—for all of us."—Richard A. Settersten Jr., coauthor, Not Quite Adults: Why 20-Somethings Are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good for Everyone "Scholarly, wise, elegant, and deeply insightful, this book is . . . for all who work with people in the awe and angst-filled years between 18 and 32. . . . Upcoming generations have fateful choices to make that we need them to take up faithfully and fully awake. Parks, a master teacher, lights the way—theirs and ours."—Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, Wellesley College; board chair, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard "No one who cares deeply about people in their twenties should be without this book. In Sharon Daloz Parks's lyrical company we learn so much more about their biggest possibilities—and our own." —Robert Kegan, author, In Over Our Heads; professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Parks's clear voice .... is simultaneously that of a scholar, clinician, ethicist, and priest—that of a rare and capable generalist who can nurture both teachers and students ... [and] reveal the architecture of the process by which we merge the questions of ultimate reality with the immediate needs and duties of our generation."—Janet Cooper Nelson, chaplain of the university, Brown University " . . . [A] valuable resource for parents, professors, administrators, employers, and all others who care about emerging adults and want to see them thrive." —Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Clark University; author, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties

Think of a Number

Think of a Number Author Johnny Ball
ISBN-10 0241243580
Year 2016-01-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher
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Join TV Presenter, Johnny Ball for an incredible number-filled adventure, cracking secret codes and unravelling mazes - now in paperback Let your child join Johnny Ball on a dazzling maths adventure to infinity and beyond.They'll find out maths isn't just about sums and calculations, but how numbers can take them anywhere! Watch as they learn to test their friends with magic tricks, discover mind-reading techniques and find out about the simple puzzles that stumped the world's brainiest mathematicians for centuries. So if your child thinks maths is boring - help them think again with Johnny Ball!

Life s Big Questions

Life s Big Questions Author Vaughan Roberts
ISBN-10 9780830863907
Year 2012-06-11
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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How can the sixty-six books of the Bible have a single message for us today? What unites the vastly different accounts of God's work in the world? How do the various genres of the Bible work together? Vaughan Roberts believes that the Bible tells a single story for all time. He draws out the Bible's message of Jesus Christ and God's redemption through him in six big questions: Who rules the world? What does it mean to be human? How should we view money? Is a perfect relationship possible? How does the Holy Spirit work in the world and in our lives? What is God's plan for the world? This companion volume to Roberts's previous book, God's Big Picture, will not only help you answer these questions, but also give you tools to transform your own Bible study in light of the whole story of God.

Big Questions from Little People

Big Questions from Little People Author Gemma Elwin Harris
ISBN-10 0062223224
Year 2012-10-30
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Ecco
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Compiles actual questions from schoolchildren and the answers from the world's greatest experts, including Jane Goodall, Richard Dawkins, Bear Grylls, and Gordon Ramsay.

The Big Questions

The Big Questions Author Lama Surya Das
ISBN-10 9781605297620
Year 2007-10-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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The best-selling author of Awakening the Buddha Within addresses life's most provocative and tantalizing questions simply, directly, and powerfully. Every life is a journey through the unknown. Along the way, however, we tend to encounter the same perplexing questions again and again. Some are cosmic enigmas that have always tested the human mind: What is my purpose in life? What happens after I die? Others are puzzles presented by daily life in modern society: What, if anything, justifies assisted suicide? What is my personal responsibility to the homeless? According to Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost Western Buddhist scholars and teachers, the more we seek to resolve these mysteries, the more fully we live. Along with his own personal beliefs, the author presents a variety of thoughtful points of view representing different schools of Buddhism, other religions, spirituality in general, and pragmatism. The Big Questions challenges readers in the most stimulating and thoughtful way to formulate individual, authentic responses to life's big questions.

Big Questions from Little People Answered by Some Very Big People

Big Questions from Little People     Answered by Some Very Big People Author Gemma Elwin Harris
ISBN-10 0571288510
Year 2012
Pages 317
Language en
Publisher Faber & Faber
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Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me?But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of life, the universe and why cakes taste so nice. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracey Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more.For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC(Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717)

The Little Book of Big Questions

The Little Book of Big Questions Author Jonathan Robinson
ISBN-10 9781609254810
Year 1995-10-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Conari Press
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A collection of perennial questions about the nature of God, the reason for evil, the meaning of death, the variety of spiritual experiences, and similar subjects offers a simple, effective tool for exploring all aspects of spirituality.