Head First C

Author: Andrew Stellman
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449380344
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This book covers C♯ & .NET 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, and teaches everything from inheritance to serialization.--[book cover].

Seven Complex Lessons In Education For The Future

Author: Edgar Morin
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231037781
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Examines fundamental problems often overlooked or neglected in education. These problems are presented as "seven complex lessons" that should be covered in an education of the future in all societies in every culture, according to means and rules appropriate to those societies and cultures.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451673310
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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Barren Lives

Author: Graciliano Ramos
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292786018
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A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of another drought forces them to move on, homeless wanderers again. Yet, like the desert plants that defeat all rigors of wind and weather, the family maintains its will to survive in the harsh and solitary land. Intimately acquainted with the region of which he writes and keenly appreciative of the character of its inhabitants, into whose minds he has penetrated as few before him, Graciliano Ramos depicts them in a style whose austerity well becomes the spareness of the subject, creating a gallery of figures that rank as classic in contemporary Brazilian literature.

The Montessori Method

Author: Maria Montessori
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This booksellers' dummy includes a description of the Montessori method, information about Maria Montessori, sample photographs, and an order form.

The Power Of Habit

Author: Charles Duhigg
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A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed. Marketers at Procter & Gamble study videos of people making their beds. They are desperately trying to figure out how to sell a new product called Febreze, on track to be one of the biggest flops in company history. Suddenly, one of them detects a nearly imperceptible pattern--and with a slight shift in advertising, Febreze goes on to earn a billion dollars a year. An untested CEO takes over one of the largest companies in America. His first order of business is attacking a single pattern among his employees--how they approach worker safety--and soon the firm, Alcoa, becomes the top performer in the Dow Jones. What do all these people have in common? They achieved success by focusing on the...

Ensinar A Viver

Author: EDGAR MORIN
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ISBN: 9788520507421
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"Ensinar a viver" é um texto ousado de Edgar Morin. Depois de ter feito o todo do seu pensamento, em "O Método", ele o desfaz em partes que, holograficamente, repetem esse todo de maneira sintética, mas completa. O pensador defende o valor do erro - procura-se a Índia, descobre-se a América -, reitera a importância da incerteza e examina os dilemas da sala de sala num tempo de amplo desenvolvimento tecnológico, com o Google e a internet cumprindo a função de enciclopédias e permitindo a qualquer aluno contestar, em certas ocasiões, o saber do professor. Morin critica a deriva da universidade, que se deixa aprisionar por uma lógica do mercado: metas quantitativas e avaliações por superavaliadores que não se autoavaliam. Mais do que tudo, o teórico da complexidade propõe um retorno da filosofia à sua condição socrática (diálogo), aristotélica (organização de informações), platônica (questionamento das aparências) e pré-socrática (questionamento do mundo, inserção do conhecimento na cosmologia moderna). O leitor encontrará neste pequeno livro uma grande reflexão sobre as condições de possibilidade de um saber menos ilusório e menos arrogante, mais complexo e mais generoso. Edgar Morin, mais uma vez, rejuvenesce a reflexão sobre ciência, humanidades, teorias, métodos, visões de mundo e práticas de ensino-aprendizagem.

Tistou

Author: Maurice Druon
Publisher: Children's Classics
ISBN: 9781907359088
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When eight-year-old Tistou is sent home from school, his parents decide that he wall learn from real life instead, and where better to start than gardening? With Moustache the dreamy gardener, Tistou discovers a remarkable gift--that he has green thumbs! Everything he touches sprouts beautiful plants. Now Tistou has lots to do. With the power of flowers, he can change everything--prisons, slums, hospitals...even war. A witty, charming, and wise tale about an unlikely guerrilla gardener, Tistou is a French children's classic that ranks with The Little Prince and The Man who Planted Trees. (Ages 7-11)

The Demon Haunted World

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307801047
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A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for The Demon-Haunted World “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”—The Washington Post Book World “Compelling.”—USA Today “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”—The Sciences “Passionate.”—San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736800703
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Frankenstein is a novel written by British author Mary Shelley about eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement and is also considered to be one of the earliest examples of science fiction. Brian Aldiss has argued that it should be considered the first true science fiction story, because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character "makes a deliberate decision" and "turns to modern experiments in the laboratory" to achieve fantastic results. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films, and plays. Since publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" is often used to refer to the monster itself. This usage is sometimes considered erroneous, but usage commentators regard the monster sense of "Frankenstein" as well-established and an acceptable usage. In the novel, the monster is identified via words such as "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it". Speaking to Victor Frankenstein, the monster refers to himself as "the Adam of your labors", and elsewhere as someone who "would have" been "your Adam", but is instead "your fallen angel."