How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Dell
ISBN: 9780307573520
Release Date: 2009-10-21
Genre: Self-Help

Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence—by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosità, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Da Vinci Decoded

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0440335205
Release Date: 2004-09-28
Genre: Self-Help

Author Michael Gelb ignited the current fascination with all things Da Vinci with his runaway bestseller, How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day. Just as that book showed readers how to use the seven Da Vincian principles to develop their creative potential, his new book, Da Vinci Decoded, will help you use the same principles to cultivate your spiritual potential. Wonder. Appreciation. Awareness. Wholeness…In the Western world of the fifteenth century, these personal qualities were all boldly embodied in one extraordinary man. From art to botany, anatomy to mechanics, Da Vinci was a profoundly original thinker fully in tune with the world of man and nature, and with the divine spirit that bridges the two. In this bold new guide to awakening the soul, Michael Gelb draws on Leonardo’s writings, inventions, and works of art to show how you, too, can practice the seven essential principles by which Leonardo lived and worked: Filled with practical exercises that will help you put each of the seven principles into use, a series of reflective questions designed for self-assessment, and inspirational sayings drawn from the world’s great wisdom traditions, Da Vinci Decoded offers a wide range of tools to use in your spiritual quest. Now you can let Leonardo and this book be your personal guides to creating your own personal spiritual renaissance today. From the Hardcover edition.

Think Like Da Vinci 7 Easy Steps to Boosting Your Everyday Genius

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007380619
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Genre: Psychology

Ebook edition, including a new introduction by the author, of this inspiring guide to developing your full potential. A perfect buy for the business market as well as those wishing to explore their power of their brain, this book shows you how to imitate Leonardo Da Vinci’s thought processes and so enhance your aptitude in every area of your life.

The Bird Is on the Wing

Author: James R. Hansen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585442437
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

The airplane ranks as one of history’s most ingenious and phenomenal inventions—and surely one of the most world-shaking. How ideas about its aerodynamics first came together and how the science and technology evolved to forge the airplane into the revolutionary machine it became is the epic story James R. Hansen tells in The Bird Is on the Wing. Just as the airplane is a defining technology of the twentieth century, aerodynamics has been the defining element of the airplane. Hansen provides an engaging, easily understandable introduction to the role of aerodynamics in the design of such historic American aircraft as the DC-3, X-1, and 747. Recognizing the impact individuals have had on the development of the field, he conveys not only a history of aircraft technology, but also a collective biography of the scientists, engineers, and designers who created the airplanes. From da Vinci, whose understanding of what it took to fly was three centuries too early for practical use, to the invention of the airplane by the Wright brothers, Hansen explores the technological matrix from which aeronautical engineering emerged. He skillfully guides the reader through the development of such critical aerodynamic concepts as streamlining, flutter, laminar-flow airfoils, the mythical “sound barrier,” variable-sweep wing, supersonic cruise, blended body, and much more. Hansen’s explanation of how vocabulary and specifications were developed to fill the gap between the perceptions of pilots and the system of engineers will fascinate all those interested in how human beings have used aerodynamics to move among, and even beyond, birds on the wing.

Das Mind Map Buch

Author: Tony Buzan
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783864155277
Release Date: 2013-08-09
Genre: Psychology

Mit der Mind-Map-Methode® halten Sie den Schlüssel zu einem einzigartigen Denkwerkzeug in den Händen, mit dem Sie mühelos und effizient Ihr Gedächtnis, Ihre Kreativität, Ihre Konzentration, Ihre Kommunikationsfähigkeit, Ihre allgemeine Intelligenz und Ihre mentale Schnelligkeit verbessern können. Angewandt auf jedwede Herausforderung oder Zielsetzung, werden Ihnen Mind-Maps dabei helfen, - klar, kreativ und originell zu denken, - Probleme zu lösen und fundierte Entscheidungen zu treffen, - zu planen und zu verhandeln, - Ihre Gedächtnisleistung zu maximieren, - Ihr Leben erfolgreich zu strukturieren. Ihr Gehirn ist dazu imstande, Großartiges zu leisten – lernen Sie mithilfe des Mind-Map- Buchs, Ihr Potenzial auszuschöpfen!

Solving Everyday Problems with the Scientific Method

Author: Don K Mak
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789813145320
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Genre:

This book describes how one can use The Scientific Method to solve everyday problems including medical ailments, health issues, money management, traveling, shopping, cooking, household chores, etc. It illustrates how to exploit the information collected from our five senses, how to solve problems when no information is available for the present problem situation, how to increase our chances of success by redefining a problem, and how to extrapolate our capabilities by seeing a relationship among heretofore unrelated concepts. One should formulate a hypothesis as early as possible in order to have a sense of direction regarding which path to follow. Occasionally, by making wild conjectures, creative solutions can transpire. However, hypotheses need to be well-tested. Through this way, The Scientific Method can help readers solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations. Containing real-life examples of how various problems are solved — for instance, how some observant patients cure their own illnesses when medical experts have failed — this book will train readers to observe what others may have missed and conceive what others may not have contemplated. With practice, they will be able to solve more problems than they could previously imagine. In this second edition, the authors have added some more theories which they hope can help in solving everyday problems. At the same time, they have updated the book by including quite a few examples which they think are interesting.

Brain Power

Author: Michael Gelb
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608680733
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Psychology

Drawing on the knowledge of physicians, gerontologists and neuroscientists, as well as the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging, the authors help readers activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles and enliven every mental faculty. Original.

Examination Paediatrics

Author: Wayne Harris
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780729579407
Release Date: 2011-08-17
Genre: Medical

A practical study guide to help candidates pass clinical examinations in paediatrics, particularly at postgraduate level Examination Paediatrics, 4th Edition is written for candidates preparing for the Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). This includes both Australian and New Zealand candidates as well as candidates taking the Australian examination in other countries. This invaluable paediatric study guide is also aimed at candidates preparing for the Membership Examination for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) (Part II) (MRCPCH). Additionally, Examination Paediatrics will be a useful medical reference for all undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing for any paediatric exam with a clinical component – including those with an OSCE format. The new sections and expanded text in this fourth edition will assist General Practitioners, paediatric residents, house officers, registrars and doctors sitting the Australian Medical Council examination. Examination Paediatrics, 4th Edition contains ample information on history-taking, examination procedure, relevant investigations, memory aids, lists and mnemonics, and management for the majority of chronic paediatric clinical problems seen in hospital-based practice. This new edition retains a key feature popular in previous editions of Examination Paediatrics – a detailed explanation of the attitudinal skills, body language, and motivation necessary to complete clinical examinations successfully. • discussion of new mini CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercises) and new short case introduction • expanded cardiology, endocrinology and neurology sections with new diagrams • a new section on Williams syndrome • expanded sections on Marfan syndrome and Noonan syndrome • a new long case on obstructive sleep apnoea • a new short case on virilisation

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101143886
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

Healing Presence

Author: JoEllen Goertz Koerner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826107558
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Medical

Praise for the Previous Edition: "...represents an act of passion for the profession....The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment....Recommended." —Choice At the center of professional nursing lies the "authentic presence" of the nurse -- the intention and commitment that brings us to the profession, and unfolds as we develop as nurses. In this new edition, JoEllen Koerner explores the intersection of scientific, creative, and spiritual ways of knowing that inform and inspire this "healing presence" in caregiver and patient. Revised, updated, and refocused, the book integrates traditional nursing practice with cutting-edge alternative and integrative medicine. The author expands our' awareness of Allopathic and alternative ways of healing as rooted in Native Healing practices. The book also explores new models for transpersonal caring through the lens of philosophy, spirituality, and complexity science. It is a profoundly important resource for nurse educators, students, and practitioners. Key features: Presents the Nursing Triad model: nurse as scientist, artist, and healing presence Examines the bioenergetic body-the "five bodies" that comprise our being and infuse our becoming Discusses the physiology and philosophy behind healing presence Analyzes the healing process between nurse and patient, from embracing suffering to transcending polarities and enhancing capacity

The Nine Modern Day Muses and a Bodyguard

Author: Jill Baldwin Badonsky
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592400086
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Self-Help

A guide to self-expression explains how to unblock creative thought and revitalize the muses of imagination in a program that includes empowering exercises, brainstorming techniques, and spiritual affirmations.