What We See When We Read

Autore: Peter Mendelsund
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0804171645
Grandezza: 61,75 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8544

A San Francisco Chronicle and Kirkus Best Book of the Year A gorgeously unique, fully illustrated exploration into the phenomenology of reading—how we visualize images from reading works of literature, from one of our very best book jacket designers, himself a passionate reader. What do we see when we read? Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever really tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? The collection of fragmented images on a page—a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so—and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture our beloved—or reviled—literary figures. In this remarkable work of nonfiction, Knopf's Associate Art Director Peter Mendelsund combines his profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature—he considers himself first and foremost as a reader—into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What We See In The Stars

Autore: Kelsey Oseid
Editore: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399579540
Grandezza: 53,76 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7249

A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

Visual Intelligence

Autore: Donald D. Hoffman
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393319675
Grandezza: 48,96 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7611

Reveals the way the human eye acts on the visual world not just to represent but to actively construct the things we see, outlining the rules of vision and their application in art and technology. Reprint.

When They Read What We Write

Autore: Caroline Brettell
Editore: Praeger
ISBN: 9780897894920
Grandezza: 63,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5710

Stimulated by discussions of responsibility and ethics in anthropological fieldwork, this book explores what happens when people who are the subjects of research read what has been written about them.


Autore: Jennifer L. Eberhardt, PhD
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 0735224943
Grandezza: 40,77 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6521

"A fascinating new book... [Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is] a genius."—Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah "Poignant....important and illuminating."—The New York Times Book Review "Groundbreaking."—Bryan Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Just Mercy From one of the world’s leading experts on unconscious racial bias come stories, science, and strategies to address one of the central controversies of our time How do we talk about bias? How do we address racial disparities and inequities? What role do our institutions play in creating, maintaining, and magnifying those inequities? What role do we play? With a perspective that is at once scientific, investigative, and informed by personal experience, Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt offers us the language and courage we need to face one of the biggest and most troubling issues of our time. She exposes racial bias at all levels of society—in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and criminal justice system. Yet she also offers us tools to address it. Eberhardt shows us how we can be vulnerable to bias but not doomed to live under its grip. Racial bias is a problem that we all have a role to play in solving.

What To Read When

Autore: Pam Allyn
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101032391
Grandezza: 20,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7303

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

The Look Of The Book

Autore: Peter Mendelsund
Editore: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399581030
Grandezza: 53,69 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2939

Why do some book covers become instant classics? This captivating visual exploration of the book cover sheds light on the creative genius sitting on our shelves. As readers, we're all guilty of judging a book by its cover. The cover is the outward face of the text--done right, a cover can become iconic, but done wrong, it can definitely send the wrong message. The Look of the Book examines the art of the book cover through notable covers and the stories behind them, interviews with artists and literary luminaries, galleries of the many different jackets of bestselling books, and more. Authored by legendary designer and art director Peter Mendelsund--who has designed iconic covers for authors such as David Sedaris, Stieg Larsson, Yaa Gyasi, Jo Nesbø, and Kazuo Ishiguro--and Harvard humanities professor David Alworth, this fascinating inside look at the intersection of culture and commerce challenges our notions of what a book cover can and should be.

What We See While We Re Falling

Autore: Megan Dang
ISBN: 9781080438273
Grandezza: 72,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 364

Honesty is the most dangerous policy. Three years after his mother's death, Drew Hartford is doing fine-- really. In fact, he's got everything figured out exactly the way it's supposed to be. Drew is a nice boy, number one Mathlete, reliable friend, polite house guest, and contented son. At least, that's how everyone sees him. Then Polly Park moves into town. With her sharp tongue and utter disregard for social expectations, Polly instantly becomes the spectacle of Eldridge High School. Her shocking honesty gives way to the hottest gossip, the most outrageous comments, and the most genuine compliments. But the truth hurts sometimes. Just when Drew is sure that he knows himself, Polly flips his world completely upside-down. And now Drew's starting to realize he's not so sure of anything. Written by 15-year-old Megan Dang, What We See While We're Falling is a celebration of honesty and self-identity. This is the truth about high school romance, with all of its awkwardness, all of its uncertainty, and all of its mysteries.

What Would Jesus Read

Autore: Erin A. Smith
Editore: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469621339
Grandezza: 40,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3062

Since the late nineteenth century, religiously themed books in America have been commercially popular yet scorned by critics. Working at the intersection of literary history, lived religion, and consumer culture, Erin A. Smith considers the largely unexplored world of popular religious books, examining the apparent tension between economic and religious imperatives for authors, publishers, and readers. Smith argues that this literature served as a form of extra-ecclesiastical ministry and credits the popularity and longevity of religious books to their day-to-day usefulness rather than their theological correctness or aesthetic quality. Drawing on publishers' records, letters by readers to authors, promotional materials, and interviews with contemporary religious-reading groups, Smith offers a comprehensive study that finds surprising overlap across the religious spectrum--Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish, liberal and conservative. Smith tells the story of how authors, publishers, and readers reconciled these books' dual function as best-selling consumer goods and spiritually edifying literature. What Would Jesus Read? will be of interest to literary and cultural historians, students in the field of print culture, and scholars of religious studies.

Why Our Children Can T Read And What We Can Do About It

Autore: Diane McGuinness
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684831619
Grandezza: 80,93 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7580

A neuropsychologist shows how outmoded methods for teaching reading have resulted in plummeting literacy levels and offers a new program, based on careful research, that teaches any child--including those with attention deficits--to read well. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Why We Read What We Read

Autore: John Heath
Editore: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402224702
Grandezza: 25,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 7581

The authors examine the best-selling books of the past 16 years, exploring common thematic threads that resonate with American readers.

The Living Age

Grandezza: 72,87 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 8615

Stop What You Re Doing And Read This

Autore: Mark Haddon
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446484807
Grandezza: 24,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8668

In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams. Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book? People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it. In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and passionate advocates from the worlds of science, publishing, technology and social enterprise tell us about the experience of reading, why access to books should never be taken forgranted, how reading transforms our brains, and how literature can save lives. In any 24 hours there are so many demands on your time and attention - make books one of them. Carmen Callil Tim Parks Nicholas Carr Michael Rosen Jane Davis Zadie Smith Mark Haddon Jeanette Winterson Blake Morrison Dr Maryanne Wolf & Dr Mirit Barzillai

What We Remember

Autore: Michael Thomas Ford
Editore: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758218524
Grandezza: 47,63 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2448

When district attorney James McCloud discovers that his missing police officer father has turned up dead, the victim of murder, he returns home where he is reunited with family members and the old tensions that come with them, along with secrets powerful enough to threaten another life and destroy any bonds that remain. Reprint.

Revelation 1 Thru 22

Autore: Grover L. Byrdsell
Editore: Inspiring Voices
ISBN: 1462406963
Grandezza: 73,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 267

When I began to read Revelation in preparation for writing this book, I would see just how much God loves His people. I had never seen this before in my reading of Revelation. But now as I read, I would let God open my heart for Him to give me His understanding of this amazing book of the Bible. The love of God can so easily get lost in reading the book of Revelation. But as you read Revelation you’ll see the love of God, the love of Jesus, and what a great God we all serve. So I ask that you read the Holy Bible along with my book to affirm that what you read in my book is in agreement with what it says in the Holy Bible. It is my hope that as you read Revelation you will see the Lord God and Jesus Christ have revealed all we will ever need to know about the end times. It is also my hope that you will get a better understanding of Revelation just as it is written by Saint John the divine, the author of this “wonderful book of God’s Word”. God has more in store for all believers than we could ever think of for ourselves and it is all in the book of Revelation to read.

What We Can T Not Know

Autore: J. Budziszewski
Editore: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1586174819
Grandezza: 45,56 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5755

Professor J. Budziszewski questions the modern assumption that moral truths are unknowable. With clear and logical arguments he rehabilitates the natural law tradition and restores confidence in a moral code based upon human nature. --from publisher description.

I Hear America Reading

Autore: Jim Burke
Editore: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780325001340
Grandezza: 48,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1602

Collects letters written to the editor's students from children, soldiers, criminals, students, and others about the role books have played at different times in their lives.

What We Saw

Autore: Aaron Hartzler
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062338765
Grandezza: 77,60 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 673

Critically acclaimed memoirist Aaron Hartzler, author of Rapture Practice, takes an unflinching look at what happens to a small town when some of its residents commit a terrible crime. This honest, authentic debut novel—inspired by the events in the Steubenville rape case—will resonate with readers who've ever walked that razor-thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time. The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early. . . . But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw? National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti calls What We Saw "a smart, sensitive, and gripping story about the courage it takes to do what's right."

What We Owe To Each Other

Autore: Thomas Scanlon
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674950894
Grandezza: 50,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5071

How do we judge whether an action is morally right or wrong? If an action is wrong, what reason does that give us not to do it? Why should we give such reasons priority over our other concerns and values? In this book, T. M. Scanlon offers new answers to these questions, as they apply to the central part of morality that concerns what we owe to each other. According to his contractualist view, thinking about right and wrong is thinking about what we do in terms that could be justified to others and that they could not reasonably reject. He shows how the special authority of conclusions about right and wrong arises from the value of being related to others in this way, and he shows how familiar moral ideas such as fairness and responsibility can be understood through their role in this process of mutual justification and criticism. Scanlon bases his contractualism on a broader account of reasons, value, and individual well-being that challenges standard views about these crucial notions. He argues that desires do not provide us with reasons, that states of affairs are not the primary bearers of value, and that well-being is not as important for rational decision-making as it is commonly held to be. Scanlon is a pluralist about both moral and non-moral values. He argues that, taking this plurality of values into account, contractualism allows for most of the variability in moral requirements that relativists have claimed, while still accounting for the full force of our judgments of right and wrong.

Reading In The Brain

Autore: Stanislas Dehaene
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101152400
Grandezza: 15,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6200

A renowned cognitive neuroscientist?s fascinating and highly informative account of how the brain acquires reading How can a few black marks on a white page evoke an entire universe of sounds and meanings? In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene provides an accessible account of the brain circuitry of reading and explores what he calls the ?reading paradox?: Our cortex is the product of millions of years of evolution in a world without writing, so how did it adapt to recognize words? Reading in the Brain describes pioneering research on how we process language, revealing the hidden logic of spelling and the existence of powerful unconscious mechanisms for decoding words of any size, case, or font. Dehaene?s research will fascinate not only readers interested in science and culture, but also educators concerned with debates on how we learn to read, and who wrestle with pathologies such as dyslexia. Like Steven Pinker, Dehaene argues that the mind is not a blank slate: Writing systems across all cultures rely on the same brain circuits, and reading is only possible insofar as it fits within the limits of a primate brain. Setting cutting-edge science in the context of cultural debate, Reading in the Brain is an unparalleled guide to a uniquely human ability.