Em Antes que eu me esqueça, o neurologista Leandro Teles discorre de forma leve e bem-humorada sobre alguns dos conceitos da neurociência, com ênfase na memorização. A ideia é traduzir em linguagem do dia a dia, com explicações didáticas e analogias cotidianas, os fascinantes mecanismos do processo de formação e evocação de memórias. Enquanto explica o que ocorre na mente, o autor dá dicas práticas para aumentar a capacidade de concentração, facilitar a fixação de dados e melhorar o desempenho da memória. Trata-se, assim, de uma obra para os apaixonados pelos mistérios da mente humana e para os interessados em uma consistente ampliação e manutenção de suas habilidades mentais.
Before I Forget
Author: Andre Brink
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Chris Minaar is a distinguished South African writer who has lost his gift for the word. That is, until, he meets Rachel, a woman destined to become the great love of his life, a love greater for being unfulfilled. Before I Forget is the final act of Chris's creative life; it is the coming together of all the chaotic pieces of his existence. It is much more than the story of how he met Rachel; it is the story of his life and his lifetime of loves. There are brief affairs, extended affairs, even a marriage and in all of them we find Chris retelling his joys and pains in such a way that they move us to tears and beyond. Erotic, searingly honest, and a profoundly moving novel, this is the history of a life set against the history of a nation and, more than anything, a tribute to lost lovers and our very ability to love at all.
Antes Que Eu Me Esqueça
Author: Christine Bryden, Mirtes Frange De Oliveira Pinheiro?
Quando tinha apenas 46 anos de idade, Christine Bryden – bioquímica, consultora do primeiro-ministro australiano na área de ciências e mãe de três filhas – foi diagnosticada com demência de início precoce, disfunção mental que abrange uma gama de doenças, entre elas o Alzheimer. Os médicos lhe disseram para deixar sua vida em ordem, pois, em breve, ela não conseguiria mais fazer isso. Vinte anos depois, ela ainda trabalha com afinco para reconectar seu cérebro – que já foi seu grande trunfo e hoje é seu grande desafio –, mesmo quando ele perde a sua função. De forma corajosa e inspiradora, Christine relata suas sensações e desafios diários, deixando um legado para as pessoas que sofrem de Alzheimer e para aqueles que se preocupam com elas.
Antes Que Eu Va
Author: Lauren Oliver, Rita Sussekind
Samantha Kingston tem tudo: o namorado mais cobiçado do universo, três amigas fantásticas e todos os privilégios no colégio que frequenta: desde a melhor mesa do refeitório à vaga mais bem-posicionada do estacionamento. Aquela sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro, que seria apenas mais um dia de sua vida mágica e perfeita, acaba sendo seu último dia - mas ela ganha uma segunda chance. Sete "segundas chances", na verdade. Ao reviver aquele dia vezes seguidas, Samantha vai tentar desvendar o mistério que envolve a própria morte - e, finalmente, descobrir o verdadeiro valor de tudo o que está prestes a perder.
Don't You Forget About Me
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
Publisher: Turtleback Books
For use in schools and libraries only. Filled with drama, this latest installment in the addictive series details the provocative adventures of New York City's most prestigious private school young adults, including the Upper East Side's most glamorous debutantes.
The Great Hunt
Author: Robert Jordan
Publisher: Tor Books
The Wheel of Time ® is a PBS Great American Read Selection! Now in development for TV! Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time® by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth returns again. In the Third Age, an Age of Prophecy, the World and Time themselves hang in the balance. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow. For centuries, gleemen have told the tales of The Great Hunt of the Horn. So many tales about each of th Hunters, and so many Hunters to tell of...Now the Horn itself is found: the Horn of Valere long thought only legend, the Horn which will raise the dead heroes of the ages. And it is stolen. TV series update: "Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke will also executive produce, with Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal serving as consulting producer." —Variety The Wheel of Time® New Spring: The Novel #1 The Eye of the World #2 The Great Hunt #3 The Dragon Reborn #4 The Shadow Rising #5 The Fires of Heaven #6 Lord of Chaos #7 A Crown of Swords #8 The Path of Daggers #9 Winter's Heart #10 Crossroads of Twilight #11 Knife of Dreams By Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson #12 The Gathering Storm #13 Towers of Midnight #14 A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan and Teresa Patterson The World of Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time By Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, and Maria Simons The Wheel of Time Companion By Robert Jordan and Amy Romanczuk Patterns of the Wheel: Coloring Art Based on Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
O livro Roteirista Empreendedor não é só um guia para estruturação e planejamento de um longa metragem, mas traz um olhar empreendedor para a construção da carreira de um roteirista.
Author: Ruth Clampett
"Animate Me" is a contemporary romance set in the animation world. She seemed far beyond his reach...could love draw them together?For years shy animator Nathan has carried a torch for Brooke, the beautiful and dynamic Director of Development at their animation studio, even creating B-Girl, a comic-book heroine in her likeness. When a new project throws the two of them together, lovestruck Nathan finally seizes his moment - only to find Arnauld, head of the animation studio, claiming exclusive rights to Brooke's affections.But Nathan, it turns out, is not giving up on his dreams so easily. With inspired determination, he sets out to be the super hero of wooing his girl. Threatened by his persistence, Arnauld plays dirty - only to spark an uprising at the studio that unleashes the sort of havoc only a building full of frustrated animators can create. While Nathan pulls out all the stops to win his B-girl, Brooke has to choose. Should she pursue the sparkling career that has taken her years to build...or follow her heart?
Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, a man named Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson's life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory - a list that became world renowned: Schindler's List. This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler's List child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Boxis a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.
The Classic of Empowered Living, Now in a Special Concise Edition! Do you sense the existence of a greater power inside you? You are right. You will discover your true potential in this unique abridgement of the masterwork of higher living: Joseph Murphy's The Power of Your Subconscious Mind. This thorough but compact condensation exposes you, in an unforgettable forty minutes, to the methods, principles, and exercises you can use right now to harness your subconscious mind for achievement, wellness, and success. Learn: How to find answers to problems while you sleep. How your inner talking becomes reality. The secret to effective prayer. The right use of visualizations and affirmations. How to escape self-limiting patterns of the past. Condensed and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, this brief volume will broaden how you see yourself and your possibilities. Discover what millions have found in The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
Students and researchers all write under pressure, and those pressures - most lamentably, the desire to impress your audience rather than to communicate with them - often lead to pretentious prose, academic posturing, and, not infrequently, writer's block. Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the classic book on how to conquer these pressures and simply write. First published nearly twenty years ago, Writing for Social Scientists has become a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from beginning students to published authors. Becker's message is clear; in order to learn how to write, take a deep breath and then begin writing. Revise. Repeat. It is not always an easy process, as Becker wryly relates. Decades of teaching, researching, and writing have given him plenty of material, and Becker neatly exposes the foibles of academia and its ''publish or perish'' atmosphere. Wordiness, the passive voice, inserting a ''the way in which'' when a simple ''how'' will do - all these mechanisms are a part of the social structure of academic writing. By shrugging off such impediments - or at the very least, putting them aside for a few hours - we can reform our work habits and start writing lucidly without worrying about grades, peer approval, or the ''literature.''In this new edition, Becker takes account of major changes in the computer tools available to writers today, and also substantially expands his analysis of how academic institutions create problems for them. As competition in academia grows increasingly heated, Writing for Social Scientists will provide solace to a new generation of frazzled, would-be writers.
Em terras longínquas uma belíssima mulher sai de seu reino, em busca de vingança pelo assassinato de seu pai. Seu amigo de infância tentará de todas as formas fazê-la mudar de ideia e buscar a verdade e a justiça para tal crime. Nessa jornada a jovem forasteira terá a companhia de seu amigo e conhecerá um importante aliado. Enfrentarão alguns perigos no decorrer do percurso. Kevin, o jovem aliado carrega uma história cheia de mistérios. É um grande ferreiro e ao mesmo tempo um grande guerreiro, excelente espadachim. Extremamente belíssimo. Com grande valentia irá em busca de justiça para com o seu povo, que sofre nas mãos de um rei tirano. A forasteira e o jovem têm muitas ideologias em comum e isso será de suma importância para o desenrolar de vários acontecimentos. O jovem aliado leva a forasteira até Farol Branco, capital do Império da Luz, pertencente à Terra da Prosperidade. Em terras estrangeiras, a forasteira conhecerá muitos nobres e com o passar do tempo saberá as que são realmente confiáveis. A jovem mulher humildemente pedirá ajuda ao imperador para desvendar o crime cometido contra o seu pai. Nesse interim a jovem conhecerá os poderosos quatro reis dos quatro reinos da Terra da Prosperidade. Será que a forasteira conseguirá justiça contra a morte de seu pai? A sua grande jornada está apenas começando...
Author: André Malraux
Set in Shanghai in 1927, this historical novel dramatizes the incipient stages of the Chinese Revolution and the driving forces behind the men who led it