Gardner, Howard, 1943-. Frames of mind : the theory of multiple
intelligences. London : Fontana Press, c1993.
When 'Frames of Mind' was first published in 1984 it was acclaimed as 'a most important contribution to cognitive psychology'. In it Howard Gardner demonstrates that there exist many human 'intelligences', common to all cultures -- each with its own patterns of development and brain activity, and each different in kind from the others. These potentials include linguistic, musical, and logical/mathematical capacities, as well as spatial and bodily intelligences, and the ability to arrive at an emotional and mental sense of self and other people. Rather than reducing an individual's potential to a single score on an IQ test, it is the fostering and education of all these intellingences that should be our concern. Gardner's controversial argument has resounding implications for the ways in which we think about intelligence and education. "For those of us who suspect that intelligence is too complex a phenomenon to be measured by the single number derived from an 'intelligence test', Gardner's book is a refreshing experience and an open door into a whole new way of looking at human beings."ISAAC ASIMOV "Gardner makes his theory stick more firmly than any other before him, and I cannot help wondering what the effects of this book will be on the education of this country. What, for instance, might happen to IQ testing? Or to streaming?"DAILY TELEGRAPH "Offers a cogent, multi-dimensional answer to the IQ testing fanatics… a real alternative to the blind empiricism of the IQ testers. How refreshing to see it justified in scholarly terms."OBSERVER.
Haugen, Gary A. Just courage : God's great expedition for the restless
Christian. Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2008.
Going on the journey but missing the adventure -- From rescued to rescuer -- The surprising path to courage -- The God of justice -- Just worship -- Loving God and our neighbor -- Charging the darkness -- The witness of one -- Seizing the gift of courage -- Would you rather be safe or brave?. "There must be more to the Christian life than this--more than church each Sunday and waving to my neighbors and giving some clothes to Goodwill when I go through my closet each spring." These aren't bad things, of course. But they're safe and comfortable and easy. And there's a reason they're not satisfying your desire for something more significant and meaningful--we're created by God for adventure. International Justice Mission president Gary Haugen has found that engaging in the fight for justice is the most deeply satisfying way of life. This book shows how we too can be a part of God's great expedition".
Diamond, Jared M. Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed.
New York : Viking, 2005.
Presents a comprehensive historical narrative that
describes how and why ancient civilizations such as the Anasazi, Maya, and the Polynesian culture on Easter Island failed and fell into ruin and examines how lessons learned from the past can help in preserving the future.
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895. Frederick Douglass, in his own words.
1st ed. San Diego : Harcourt Brace, c1995.
A selection of Frederick Douglass's speeches and writings on the topics of slavery, injustice, inequality, and racism.
Chen, Jane. Fifty lectures for American mathematics competitions : Volume
3. Lexington, KY : MyMathCounts.Com, 2013.
This book contains lectures
to prepare you for American Mathematics Competitions (AMC). Each lecture
contains1. one special topic common within AMC and the important and main
concepts as well as useful skills.2. plenty of examples to illustrate these
concepts and skills.3. many problems that will use the skills taught in the
lecture.4. detailed solutions, with some problems having more than one method to
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. The idiot. New York, N.Y. : Barnes
& Nobles Books, 2004.
Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1869 novel in which an
epileptic, uneducated young prince with a pure heart returns to Russia after
years in a Swiss sanitarium and finds himself torn between the kept woman
Nastasya, whom he pities, and the virginal Aglaia, both of whom are being
pursued by the selfish Ganya.
Jackson, Livia Bitton. My bridges of hope : searching for life and love
after Auschwitz. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young
In 1945, after surviving a harrowing year in Auschwitz,
fourteen-year-old Elli returns, along with her mother and brother, to the
family home, now part of Slovakia, where they try to find a way to rebuild their shattered lives.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968. The story of my life. Centennial ed., Signet
Classic ed. New York : Signet Classic, .
An autobiography of Helen
Keller, written while she was young woman, in which she tells of her early
life, her relationship with her teacher Anne Sullivan, and her struggles to
triumph over blindness and deafness.
Leman, Kevin. O que as lembranças de infância revelam sobre você : e o que você pode fazer em relação a isso. 1a ed. São Paulo : Editora Mundo
Cristão , 2011.
As lembranças de sua infância são essenciais para descobrir quem você realmente é, e não quem gostaria de ser. É no passado que estão trancafiados a sete chaves os momentos que formaram a pessoa em que você se tornou. O problema é que você pode ter deixado lá não apenas suas lembranças, mas você mesmo. Por isso, a decisão de resgatar as lembranças, por mais dolorosas que sejam, lhe permitirá conhecer-se melhor e relacionar-se melhor com as pessoas ao seu redor. Embora não se possa mudar o passado, compreendê-lo a partir das lembranças da infância, com as palavras e emoções que você usa ao descrevê-las, é a chave para descobrir quem você realmente é. Não se trata, portanto, de remoer o passado, mas de aprender a relacionar-se com ele de maneira digna e restauradora, tornando-se uma pessoa mais serena e disposta a encarar com maturidade as decepções, os enigmas e as contradições da vida. À medida que o processo de redescobrimento é posto em prática, além de poder reconciliar-se com você mesmo, saberá como melhor inserir-se no ambiente familiar, no trabalho e junto aos amigos. A correta compreensão da infância também lhe permitirá identificar e avaliar as marcas que seus filhos estarão carregando para a vida adulta, podendo, se for o caso, provocar mudanças que os beneficiem já.
Arterburn, Stephen, 1953-. Preparando seu filho para a batalha de todo
homem. São Paulo : Mundo Cristão, 2009.
Preparando seu filho para a batalha de todo homem é um livro que irá te ajudar a tratar com seu filho a sexualidade emergente do mesmo, te ajudando a como dar conselhos e tratar os mais adversos aspectos da sexualidade dele.
Jones, Stanton L. What's the big deal? : why God cares about sex. Rev.
and updated [ed.]. Colorado Springs, CO : NavPress, c2007.
Provides a Christian perspective on sex for kids ages eight to eleven, explaining the basic facts about sex, and addressing questions about homosexuality, AIDS, sexual abuse, extramarital sex, and what God has to say about the topic.
Nystrom, Carolyn. Before I was born : designed for parents to read with
children ages 5 to 8. Rev. and updated [ed.]. Colorado Springs, CO :
Explains, from a Christian perspective, the fundamentals of
human sexuality emphasizing that sex is part of God's gift of marriage and