What Makes Me Me

ISBN: 0241206987
Release Date: 2015-09-01

What makes me, me? explores our minds and bodies, to reveal the astonishing reasons why every single one of us is different. Let your child discover the answers to all sorts of human body questions: from why people have allergies and why they're a marvel at maths through to what makes their best friend terrific at tennis. What makes me, me? explains that biology isn't just science and shows how our social and emotional self is created; what makes an individual and why. The body's biology is explained, and learning is made fun through real-life scenarios, fun tests and quizzes - as kids discover the answer to the ultimate question - What makes me, me?

Big Questions From Little People Answered By Some Very Big People

Author: Gemma Elwin Harris
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571288533
Release Date: 2012-10-04
Genre: Games

Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of life, the universe and why cakes taste so nice. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracy Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more. For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717)

Mindfulness and the Big Questions

Author: Ben Irvine
Publisher: Leaping Hare Press
ISBN: 9781782404309
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Irvine, a philosopher, strikes an engaging, self-deprecatory tone as he criticizes his field for its aloofness and failure to engage with the world as it is." - The Creativity Post Why am I here? What does it all mean? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves at some point. Offering an enlightening approach to these universal conundrums this book explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life’s mysteries. Weaving together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life, Dr Ben Irvine illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. Offering a positive approach to the common problem of existential angst, he teaches how to embrace life’s uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, and provides practical and thoughtful meditations for everyday life, bringing us back to the here and now.

Really Really Big Questions About Me and my Body

Author: Stephen Law
Publisher: Kingfisher
ISBN: 0753468921
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What am I made of? How do I know I’m real?Will I still be the same person at eighty? Following up on the success of Really, Really Big Questions, and Really, Really Big Questions About God, Faith, and Religion here comes an entertaining book that explores the important, weird, and sometimes metaphysical questions that children have about themselves. From the physical—Why do I like chocolate? How does my brain work? —to the philosophical—Is my memory what makes me? Is there life after death? —Really, Really Big Questions About Me and my Body by Stephen Law, illustrated by Marc Aspinall takes on the deeper questions that come with growing self-awareness. Throughout it all, humorous writing, funky art, and fun features like optical illusions, amusing stories, quotes, and mind-teasers keep it light and make this philosophic journey unforgettably interesting.

Show Me the Money

Author: Alvin Hall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756646264
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Can you imagine kids getting excited about economics? A 3rd grader itching to learn more about credit, or saving up her allowance for that college fund? DK can. In Show Me The Money, young readers are exposed to basic concepts of currency and finance, including the barter system, supply and demand, and how money works differently around the world.

What Do You Think of Me Why Do I Care

Author: Edward T. Welch
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781936768523
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Religion

Tired of Trying to Win Approval and Escape Rejection? Peer pressure, codependency, shame, low self-esteem; these are just some of the words used to identify how people are controlled by others' opinions. Why is it so important to be liked? Why is rejection so traumatic? Edward T. Welch's insightful, biblical answers to these questions show that freedom from others' opinions and genuine, loving relationships grow as we learn about ourselves, others, and God. This interactive book includes questions for individual or group study and is suitable for teenagers and young adults.

Lam Rim Volume 3

Author: Gelek Rimpoche
Publisher: Jewel Heart
ISBN: 9781934994207
Release Date: 2005-08-16
Genre: Religion

Lam Rim 3 Volume 3 introduces the medium scope of the spiritual path, aligned with Buddha’s famous Four Noble Truths: ordinary life is in nature suffering, there are specific causes for that suffering, these can be eliminated, and one can follow a reliable method and arrive at liberation, the state free of suffering. Lam Rim, the graduated path – or roadmap – to enlightenment, is a foundational teaching of Tibetan Buddhism, outlining the progression of spiritual practices needed to attain full enlightenment, by breaking it down into three scopes: initial, medium and Mahayana. Based on the Liberation in the Palm of your Hand, an oral teaching by the famous Pabongka Rinpoche, Gelek Rimpoche, with characteristic wit and humor, lays out the path in easy-to understand every day terms – a lam rim teaching for our times.

Show Me the Money

Author: Alvin Hall
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756646264
Release Date: 2008-08-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Can you imagine kids getting excited about economics? A 3rd grader itching to learn more about credit, or saving up her allowance for that college fund? DK can. In Show Me The Money, young readers are exposed to basic concepts of currency and finance, including the barter system, supply and demand, and how money works differently around the world.

What Goes On in My Head

Author: Robert Winston
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9781405366106
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discover why you do what you do Join Professor Robert Winston and introduce your child to the most powerful, complicated computer network that exists - their brain. From what the different parts of the brain do and why it changes at different stages in a person's life, to why sleep is so important for us. Packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn. As well as fun brainteasers to test your child's memory, perception, reasoning and reactions.

Who are Refugees and Migrants What Makes People Leave their Homes And Other Big Questions

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781526307613
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What does it mean for people to have to leave their homes, and what happens when they seek entry to another country? This book explores the history of refugees and migration around the world and the effects on people of never-ending war and conflict. It compares the effects on society of diversity and interculturalism with historical attempts to create a racially 'pure' culture. It takes an international perspective, and offers a range of views from people who have personal experience of migration, including the campaigners Meltem Avcil and Muzoon Almellehan, the comedian and actor Omid Djalili and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah. Aimed at young people aged 10 and upwards, the book encourages readers to think for themselves about the issues involved. There is also a role-play activity asking readers to imagine themselves in the situation of having to decide whether to leave their homes and seek refuge in a new country. Part of the groundbreaking and important 'And Other Big Questions' series, which offers balanced and considered views on the big issues we face in the world we live in today. Other titles in the series include: What is Humanism? How do you live without a god? What is Feminism? Why do we need It?

Can You Feel the Force

Author: Richard Hammond
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465449269
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A fun, quirky look at the weird and wonderful side of physics, Can You Feel the Force? explores the physics of everyday things--from how balloons stretch and stick to walls, to why the sky is blue, to why stars twinkle. Designed to appeal equally to children who are intimidated by science and those who love it, Can you Feel the Force? is not just a reference book--it's interactive with fun activities to try at home. Inside the pages are age appropriate text and experiments that will determine what's the best seat on a roller coaster, why bubble gum stretches, why fighter pilots have to wear specially tightened underwear, and why the world looks weird when you drive a car at the speed of light. Discover the recipe for slime, the secret of piercing a balloon without bursting it, and find out how to stick objects together with nothing but the magical force of friction; plus learn the ideas and discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Franklin and other key players in the defining principles and laws of physics. Clear, exciting images and engaging text will make physics understandable and make kids curious to learn more in Can you Feel the Force?

The Triangle of Truth

Author: Lisa Earle McLeod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101171479
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

"A must-read for anyone who wants to be more successful." -Keith Ferrazzi, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Who's Got Your Back This engaging and eye-opening book presents a bold model for rising above either/or thinking, recasting the debate on everything from sex and politics to business and religion. With refreshing wit and honesty, business consultant and columnist Lisa McLeod reveals why most of what we've been told about conflict resolution and compromise is wrong-and why the answers to even the most complex problems are closer at hand than we might think. A rare combination of personal insight, business wisdom, and humor, The Triangle of Truth is a just-in-time read for anyone who is tired of the arguments, angst, and stalemates and is ready for real solutions to our problems, large and small.

Questions Answers for the Verses Absolute Relative

Author: William Hatten
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781598589825
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Poetry

About Book (2) Questions & Answers for the Verses Absolute & Relative comes as a sequel to Book (1) for those wishing to delve deeper into its Verses for meaning & substance direct from the Author. About the Author...and Mankind "Nothing is beyond our reason or doing once we have conquered the ignorance of not-knowing for Intelligence in Creation is not of one form that which we are born with is not necessarily the norm The Intelligence of Nature is progressive and fine that will compliment the contents of the individual mind." For more information on the above, register with Alf in charge of status free Boot Camp at www.alfsworldgripes.com and amazing as it may seem in this World, entry is free? Coming soon is Book (3) Oh No, Not More Gripes and a read for those not able to attend Boot Camp to understand its plot. But the Reader will have to pay for that to recover publishing costs...sorry about that, but it's a question of economics and the Authors diminishing bank balance?

True Identity

Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781493412167
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Teens' Guide to Identity from FamilyLife All teens wrestle with the question "Who am I?" and wonder, What makes me special? Though these questions linger for life, they are most intense in the teen years, where confusion, awkwardness, and a desperate grab for identity reign. So how does a young person answer these critical questions? Where do young men and women find their significance, worth, and value? True Identity is perfect for parents and youth workers to give to the teenagers (14-16) in their lives to help them in their journey. Drawing on experiences and wisdom from a wide array of experts, the book provides compassionate answers to help teens discover who they really are, emphasizing their identity in Christ above all other ways our culture defines them. As the book walks teens through the steps to make their faith their own, it highlights healthy independence and God-honoring relationships. The Passport2Identity curriculum launched in April 2016, and True Identity is its trade book companion.