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Biology : an illustrated guide for all ages

Biology : an illustrated guide for all ages

Pilcher, Helen, author.
2021

With large, colorful graphics, including maps, diagrams, and labeled illustrations and clear supporting text, Visual Learning: Biology is an invaluable resource for readers of all ages who want to learn science in an easy and engaging way.

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Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work

Designing your work life : how to thrive and change and find happiness at work

Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author
2020

Designing Your Work Life teaches readers how to create the job they want—without necessarily leaving the job they already have. Increasingly, it’s up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape,” they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it’s time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

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The gene : an intimate history

The gene : an intimate history

Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author
2016


How we learn : why brains learn better than any machine ... for now

How we learn : why brains learn better than any machine ... for now

Dehaene, Stanislas, author
2020

"In today's technological society, with an unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips, learning plays a more central role than ever. In How We Learn, Stanislas Dehaene decodes its biological mechanisms, delving into the neuronal, synaptic, and molecular processes taking place in the brain. He explains why youth is such a sensitive period, during which brain plasticity is maximal, but also assures us that our abilities continue into adulthood, and that we can enhance our learning and memory at any age. We can all "learn to learn" by taking maximal advantage of the four pillars of the brain's learning algorithm: attention, active engagement, error feedback, and consolidation. The human brain is an extraordinary machine. Its ability to process information and adapt to circumstances by reprogramming itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. The exciting advancements in A.I. of the last twenty years reveal just as much about our remarkable abilities as they do about the potential of machines. How We Learn finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, and cognitive psychology to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brain's learning algorithms, in our schools and universities as well as in everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.

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Physics : an illustrated guide for all ages

Physics : an illustrated guide for all ages

Baker, Kurt, author.
2021

Barron's new series breaks down complex science concepts into clear, captivating illustrations for the visual learner! With large, colorful graphics, including maps, diagrams, and labeled illustrations and clear supporting text, Visual Learning: Physics is an invaluable resource for readers of all ages who want to learn science in an easy and engaging way. Learn key physics topics including: Linear forces Motion Electricity Fields and forces Electromagnetism Thermodynamics Astrophysics, and much more.

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Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn : life's greatest lessons are gained from our losses

Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn : life's greatest lessons are gained from our losses

Maxwell, John C., 1947-
2015

Explores the most common lessons we learn when we experience loss and explains how to turn a set-back into a step forward by examining the eleven elements that make up the DNA of those who learn.

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Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man

Acho, Emmanuel, author
2020

Emmanuel Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to - which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and "racism". In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both.

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We should all be feminists

We should all be feminists

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi, 1977-, author
2015


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