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The Montessori method is characterized by an emphasis on self-directed activity on the part of the child and clinical observation on the part of the teacher. It stresses the importance of adapting the child's learning environment to his or her developmental level, and of the role of physical activity in absorbing abstract concepts and practical skills. The Montessori method teaches reading via phonics and whole language, the comparative benefits of which are currently being recognized. To all educators this book should prove most interesting. All who are fair-minded will admit the genius that shines from the pages which follow, and the remarkable suggestiveness of Dr. Montessori's labors. -Henry W. Holmes
An entertaining story that plays like 2001 A Space Odyssey in reverse. Martians, an interplanetary cold war, asteroids, and devolution await.
He was looking for a privacy his strange personality needed, and never quite seemed to achieve it. All his efforts were, somehow, great triumphs of the race, and great failures for him!
Once again James Allen instructs us on how to improve our life and spiritual wellbeing through the power of positive thinking. He teaches us how to see what is in front of us and not rush by it. There are a multitude of opportunities for us all and this book will help make sure you don't miss them. Life is full of beginnings. They are presented every day and every hour to every person. Most beginnings are small, and appear trivial and insignificant, but in reality they are the most important things in life. -James Allen
This little devotional is filled with wisdom, joy, and inspiration. Each day of the month you are guided by a thought for the morning and then your day is closed out with a thought for the evening. James Allen is the author of As a Man Thinketh, considered by many to be the most important self help book ever written.
Collected here are three books by Orson Swett Marden, a pioneer of the positive thinking movement. These books address all areas of life. Through them you will find a pathway to happiness and well being, success and prosperity. How you look at life and how you approach each situation life brings your way matters. Long before there was Law of Attraction, The Science of Success, and The Secret there was Orson Swett Marden.
Against Nature by Joris-Karl Huysmans is a novel in which very little happens; its narrative concentrates almost entirely on its principal character, and is mostly a catalogue of the tastes and inner life of Jean Des Esseintes, an eccentric, reclusive aesthete and antihero, who loathes 19th century bourgeois society and tries to retreat into an ideal artistic world of his own creation. Against Nature contains many themes which became associated with the Symbolist aesthetic. In doing so, it broke from naturalism and became the ultimate example of decadent literature. Jean Des Esseintes is the last member of a powerful and once proud noble family. He has lived an extremely decadent life in Paris which has left him disgusted with human society. Without telling anyone, he absconds to a house in the countryside. He fills the house with his eclectic art collection and decides to spend the rest of his life in intellectual and aesthetic contemplation. Throughout his intellectual experiments, he recalls various debauched events and love affairs of his past in Paris.
The Absorbent Mind was Maria Montessori's most in-depth work on her educational theory, based on decades of scientific observation of children. Her view on children and their absorbent minds was a landmark departure from the educational model at the time. This book helped start a revolution in education. Since this book first appeared there have been both cognitive and neurological studies that have confirmed what Maria Montessori knew decades ago.
From the author of As A Man Thinketh. One cannot read James Allen without coming away changed. Let this book show you how to confront the truth of who you are and how you came to be who you are. From there you will be free to become who you wish to be. A man must be true to himself, fearless with himself, before he can perceive the Pure Principles of Truth -James Allen
Mercury is a lush, hot world. Mel Grey and a group of pioneers and prisoners are working hard to make the planet habitable for mankind. But there are those who would have the world all for themselves. Romance and adventure await Mel Grey on this savage planet!
Nikola Tesla was a genius who revolutionized how the world looks at electricity. During college his professors explained that it was impossible to design an engine without commutators or brushes. Tesla was unconvinced that such was necessary or even particularly desirable. It was then that Tesla began his work on the rotating field motor that ultimately gave birth to the modern age. In May of 1888, Tesla delivered his lecture "A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers" before The American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the world has never been the same.
Prentice Mulford was one of the leaders of the New Thought Movement. These are two of his most important essays. In them you will find out how to use the power of your thoughts to improve your life and to bring yourself closer in tune with the essence of god and the universe. His writing is simple yet profound. Unlock your inner god and find a peace of mind you've always wished for.
Follow Toad, Rat, Badger, Mole, and their many friends as they are "simply messing about in boats." And join them as they have one adventure after another. Rich, compelling, and exciting, there's something here for the entire family.
In The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Dr. William James takes aim at the nature of religion from a scientific/academic point of view-something that had, until this landmark work, been sorely missed. James believed that the study of the origin of an object or concept should not play a role in the study of its value. As an example, he alluded to the Quaker religion and its founder, George Fox. Many scientists immediately reject all aspects of the Quaker religion because evidence suggests that Fox was schizophrenic. Calling this rejection medical materialism, he insisted that the origin of Fox's notions about religion should not be considered when placing a value on them. He pointed out that many believed El Greco to have suffered from astigmatism, yet no one would dismiss his art based on this medical detail. "Scientific theories are organically conditioned just as much as religious emotions are; and if we only knew the facts intimately enough, we should doubtless see 'the liver' determining the dicta of the sturdy atheist as decisively as it does those of the Methodist under conviction anxious about his soul. When it alters in one way the blood that percolates it, we get the Methodist, when in another way, we get the atheist form of mind."- Dr. William James
"I've had a most amazing time...." So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era--and the story that launched H.G. Wells's successful career and earned him the reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine's lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races--the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks--who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells's expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.
H. G. Wells' classic science fiction masterpiece The Time Machine explores human nature. The Time Traveler finds himself in 802,701 A.D., where he meets the peaceful Eloi and encounters the violent Morlocks. Wells uses these two descendants of man to explore evil and its causes, drawing conclusions that might surprise you in this riveting tale that has stood the test of time. This deluxe edition has the deleted portion of chapter eleven that ran in the original serialization, but was removed by Wells for book publication; it runs after the story as the "Gray Man." In addition to the "Gray Man" this edition also contains the full text of "The Chronic Argonauts," Wells first time travel story which he borrows liberally from for The Time Machine.
Return to the shores of Gitche Gumee and sing the Song of Hiawatha Out of childhood into manhood Now had grown my Hiawatha, Skilled in all the craft of hunters, Learned in all the lore of old men, In all youthful sports and pastimes, In all manly arts and labors. Swift of foot was Hiawatha; He could shoot an arrow from him, And run forward with such fleetness, That the arrow fell behind him! Strong of arm was Hiawatha; He could shoot ten arrows upward, Shoot them with such strength and swiftness, That the tenth had left the bow-string Ere the first to earth had fallen!--Longfellow
Within each of us there is a door to success. The difference between people who succeed and people who do not is the knowledge of how to succeed. Let Florence Scovel Shinn's classic book show you how to find and unlock the door to the secret knowledge of success. Success can and will be yours!
From the author of The Science of Getting Rich comes the Science of Being Well. In these pages you will find out how the power of positive thinking can improve your health. This practical guide will help you explore the principles of health and lead you to a healthy, happier you.
The author of The Science of Getting Rich brings you The Science of Being Great. Wallace D. Wattles introduced the world to the power of positive thinking. He was a profound influence on Michael Losier and James Arthur Ray. Without Wattles' science of books there never would have been books such as The Laws of Attraction, The Power of Positive Thinking, and The Secret. Now you can go directly to the source! Here is your guide to increasing personal power and finding greatness and success.
Wallace D. Wattles introduced the world to the power of positive thinking. He was a profound influence on Michael Losier and James Arthur Ray. Without Wattles "Science of Trilogy," there never would have been books such as The Laws of Attraction, The Science of Success, and the Power of Positive Thinking. Now you can go directly to the source!
The question The Republic sets out to define is "What is justice?" Given the difficulty of this task, Socrates and his interlocutors are led into a discussion of justice in the city, which Socrates suggests may help them see justice in the person, but on a grander (and therefore easier to discuss) scale ("suppose that a short-sighted person had been asked by some one to read small letters from a distance; and it occurred to some one else that they might be found in another place which was larger and in which the letters were larger," 368, trans. Jowett). Some critics (such as Julia Annas) have adhered to this premise that the dialogue's entire political construct exists to serve as an analogy for the individual soul, in which there are also various potentially competing or conflicting "members" that might be integrated and orchestrated under a just and productive "government."
Henry Drummond was a Scottish evangelical lecturer. Few men have exercised more religious influence than he has. In The Program of Christianity, Henry Drummond sets forth how Christianity and society should interact.
It was Niccolò Machiavelli who essentially removed ethics from government. He did it with this book, when he asserted that The Prince (president, dictator, prime minister, etc.) does not have to be concerned with ethics, as long as their motivation is to protect the state. It is this questionable belief that in many ways had lead to the modern world as we know it. His assertion was that the head of state must protect the state no matter the cost and no matter what rules he or she breaks in the process. If you want to understand modern politics you must read this book.
Our words have the power to change our lives. By paying more attention to how we speak, and hence how we think, we can change our circumstances for the better. The Power of the Spoken Word will help you make the positive changes that you've always wanted to make.
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