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📒Embracing The Wide Sky ✍ Daniel Tammet
✏Embracing the Wide Sky Book Summary : Daniel's internationally bestselling memoir of living with Asperger's Syndrome and Savant Syndrome, Born on a Blue Day established him as one of the most original talents in contemporary non-fiction. Now, in his new book, Embracing the Wide Sky, he combines meticulous scientific research with detailed descriptions of how his mind works to demonstrate the immense potential within us all. He explains how our natural intuitions can help us to learn a foreign language, why his memories are like symphonies, and what numbers and giraffes have in common. We also discover why there is more to intelligence than IQ, how our brains turn light to sight, and why too much information can make you stupid. He illustrates his arguments with examples as diverse as the private languages of twins, the compositions of poets with autism, and the breakthroughs, and breakdowns, of some of history’s greatest minds. Embracing the Wide Sky is a unique and brilliantly imaginative portrait of how we think, learn, remember and create, brimming with personal insights and anecdotes, and explanations of the most up-to-date, mind-bending discoveries from fields ranging from neuroscience to psychology and linguistics. This is a profound and provocative book that will transform our understanding and respect for every kind of mind.
📒Wide Sky Narrow Path ✍ Courtney L. Mann
✏WIDE SKY NARROW PATH Book Summary : A modern pilgrimage of passages through the heights and depths of solitude and companionship, the Appalachian Trail thru-hike is a journey into the soul as much as through the mountains. In this inspirational collection of vignettes and refl ections on life through the eyes of a hiker, the sky overhead represents the limitless opportunities of life held in mysterious tension with the path of one’s choices. The walk is a daily reminder of our interconnectedness to the created and non-created realm—and the chance to see the wordless stories the world around us can tell.
📒The Wandering Mind ✍ Michael C. Corballis
✏The Wandering Mind Book Summary : If we’ve done our job well—and, let’s be honest, if we're lucky—you’ll read to the end of this description. Most likely, however, you won’t. Somewhere in the middle of the next paragraph, your mind will wander off. Minds wander. That’s just how it is. That may be bad news for me, but is it bad news for people in general? Does the fact that as much as fifty percent of our waking hours find us failing to focus on the task at hand represent a problem? Michael Corballis doesn’t think so, and with The Wandering Mind, he shows us why, rehabilitating woolgathering and revealing its incredibly useful effects. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive science and evolutionary biology, Corballis shows us how mind-wandering not only frees us from moment-to-moment drudgery, but also from the limitations of our immediate selves. Mind-wandering strengthens our imagination, fueling the flights of invention, storytelling, and empathy that underlie our shared humanity; furthermore, he explains, our tendency to wander back and forth through the timeline of our lives is fundamental to our very sense of ourselves as coherent, continuing personalities. Full of unusual examples and surprising discoveries, The Wandering Mind mounts a vigorous defense of inattention—even as it never fails to hold the reader’s.
📒A History Of Autism ✍ Adam Feinstein
✏A History of Autism Book Summary : This unique book is the first to fully explore the history of autism - from the first descriptions of autistic-type behaviour to the present day. Features in-depth discussions with leading professionals and pioneers to provide an unprecedented insight into the historical changes in the perception of autism and approaches to it Presents carefully chosen case studies and the latest findings in the field Includes evidence from many previously unpublished documents and illustrations Interviews with parents of autistic children acknowledge the important contribution they have made to a more profound understanding of this enigmatic condition
📒Tilogos ✍ Sherman P. Bastarache
✏Tilogos Book Summary : Language is so easily learned that children master it in the very early stages of life. The expression of self through language is based in innate instincts, but it must be learned. It can be as simple as adding blocks together to spell words; the only difference is that it consists of adding phonemes together. These phonemes are derived from grunts and calls and are strung together to form words, or Tilogos, which are combined into sound-clich?'s with definitive meaning. In order to understand the evolution of language from calls and cries to modern articulation, we must first understand how the most basic of guttural sounds was originally used to represent a species-recognizable concept in the earliest stages of interpersonal communication. From there we must strive to understand how these basic sounds are manipulated and strung together to create complex words with varying meaning, representative of anything from items in one's surroundings to intangible thoughts and emotions. At its heart, "Tilogos" explores the question of how human beings have developed the ability to use simple noises to represent the most complex aspects of our shared world.
📒Be Different ✍ John Elder Robison
✏Be Different Book Summary : In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind. In his bestselling memoir, Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison described growing up with Autism Spectrum Disorder at a time when the diagnosis didn’t exist. He was intelligent but socially isolated; his talents won him jobs with toy makers and rock bands but did little to endear him to authority figures and classmates, who were put off by his inclination to blurt out non sequiturs and avoid eye contact. By the time he was diagnosed at age forty, John had already developed a myriad of coping strategies that helped him achieve a seemingly normal, even highly successful, life. In each story, he offers practical advice for anyone who feels “different” on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts. With his trademark honesty and unapologetic eccentricity, Robison addresses questions like: • How to read others and follow their behaviors when in uncertain social situations • Why manners matter • How to harness your powers of concentration to master difficult skills • How to deal with bullies • When to make an effort to fit in, and when to embrace eccentricity • How to identify special gifts and use them to your advantage Every person has something unique to offer the world, and every person has the capacity to create strong, loving bonds with their friends and family. Be Different will help readers and those they love find their path to success.
📒Islands Of Genius ✍ Darold A. Treffert
✏Islands of Genius Book Summary : In this fascinating book, Dr. Treffert looks at what we know about savant syndrome, and at new discoveries that raise interesting questions about the hidden brain potential within us all. He looks both at how savant skills can be nurtured, and how they can help the person who has them, particularly if that person is on the autism spectrum.
📒Autism And Spirituality ✍ Olga Bogdashina
✏Autism and Spirituality Book Summary : Olga Bogdashina argues persuasively that, contrary to popular belief, spirituality plays a vital role in the lives of many people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Drawing on interdisciplinary research from fields as diverse as psychology, philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, neuroscience and religion, as well as first-hand experiences of people on the spectrum, she shows how people with ASD experience their inner worlds and sense of self, and how this shapes the spiritual dimension of their lives and vice versa. She presents a coherent framework for understanding the routes of spiritual development and 'spiritual giftedness' within this group, offering insights that will inform understanding of how to support and nurture spiritual wellbeing in people with ASDs. This book gives a voice to both verbal and non-verbal individuals on the autism spectrum whose spiritual experiences, though often unconventional, are meaningful and profound. It is essential reading for all those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of this group, including pastoral carers and counsellors, ministers of religion, spiritual leaders, parents and carers and individuals on the autism spectrum.
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📒So Wide The Sky The Women S West Series Book 1 ✍ Elizabeth Grayson
✏So Wide the Sky The Women s West Series Book 1 Book Summary : Having survived nine years as a Kiowa captive, Cassandra Morgan is traded back to the whites. Tattooed and emotionally scarred, Cassandra faces a life she hardly remembers. Two men attempt to understand her pain: the half-Indian scout Lone Hunter Jalbert, and her childhood sweetheart cavalry Captain Drew Reynolds who was left for dead in the attack that killed both their families and who has sworn retribution. Torn between two worlds and two men, Cassie must learn anew the true meaning of love, courage and forgiveness. AWARDS: Winner, Romance Communication Reviewers Award First Place, Wisconsin Romance Writers "Right Touch" Readers' Award. REVIEWS: "Ms. Grayson creates an emotional powerhouse... Superb!" ~Rendezvous. "...a compelling novel chock-full of western detail." ~Margot Mifflin, author of the non-fiction book The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman, on whom the main character of So Wide the Sky is based. THE WOMEN'S WEST SERIES, in series order So Wide the Sky Color of the Wind A Place Called Home Painted by the Sun Moon in the Water Bride of the Wilderness