Just Curious

Just Curious
Author: Kendall Long
Release: 2020-11-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1735620009
Language: en
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Just Curious About History Jeeves

Just Curious About History  Jeeves
Author: Erin Barrett,Jack Mingo
Release: 2010-05-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0743462955
Language: en
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Is it true that King Louis XIV never bathed? Was Doc Holliday really a doctor? Who were the twelve knights of King Arthur's Round Table? And what do Scots traditionally wear under their kilts? You'll get the answers to these fascinating questions and many, many more in the wildly entertaining, un-put-down-able Just Curious About History, Jeeves. Based on the legion of unexpected questions posed at the popular Ask Jeeves Web site, Just Curious tackles all the puzzlers, bafflers, and stumpers that find their way into our everyday lives. What were the Pig Wars and were they actually caused by pigs? Who were the first gangsters? Did Cleopatra really wear makeup? Was Ivan the Terrible that terrible? Sure curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back. So if you want to know how tall Napoleon was, whether Captain Kidd had any little Kidds, or who the heck Charles the Fat was, look no further than Just Curious About History, Jeeves -- the unequivocal say-all, end-all, be-all authority on history's who, what, where, when, why, and how.

Just Curious

Just Curious
Author: Jude Deveraux
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781476714639
Language: en
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New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s charming Christmas novella is now available as an eBook. In the snow-covered hills of Virginia, a young widow finds that miracles really do come in the least expected packages. First appearing as a short story in the anthology Simple Gifts, this festive eBook is now available on its own at an unbeatable price—perfect for new and old fans alike.

Just Curious

Just Curious
Author: Ariella Talix
Release: 2021-03-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9798565718645
Language: en
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Secrets, curiosity, and passion. Fantasy becomes reality with little encouragement. Willa Camden, a successful author of steamy novels, becomes entwined with Jackson Mitchell, a brilliant billionaire, and his best friend Casey Melrose. Their love is shared equally, and Willa is not always in the middle. Craving excitement, they embark on international adventures in the style befitting a billionaire. Cyber threats, blackmail, and theft turn their world upside down. Their careers are jeopardized, and lives are in danger. Fair warning: They curse a little and have sex a lot, so please don't be shocked. Join them for a wild ride. If you're ready for a book that will have you on the edge of your seat and grabbing for a fan, this story is for you.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
Language: en
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A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Just Curious About Animals and Nature Jeeves

Just Curious About Animals and Nature  Jeeves
Author: Erin Barrett,Jack Mingo
Release: 2010-05-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0743454456
Language: en
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HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY CAN YOU GET FROM AN ELECTRIC EEL? WHEN CAN MISTLETOE BE THE KISS OF DEATH? HOW MANY SHEEP DOES IT TAKE TO GET ENOUGH WOOL FOR A SUIT? WHAT DID BOOK WORMS EAT BEFORE THERE WERE BOOKS? The mysteries of the natural world are endless, but your trusty manservant, Jeeves, has the answers to hundreds of nature's most fascinating mysteries. Based upon questions received at the popular Ask Jeeves® website, Just Curious About Animals and Nature, Jeeves is a fun and freewheeling safari of discovery that can tame even the most savage intellectual curiosity. Packed with incredible facts on everything from the size of a giraffe's tongue (yow, two feet!) to just how fast a fly can fly (4.5mph) to whether dogs have belly buttons (yes, they do), this is a book certain to both amuse and amaze. With a little help from everybody's butler, you'll unlock the secret behind the firefly's glow, wonder at the language of hippos, and scratch your head when you learn the truth about poison ivy. Certain to help you develop the kind of brainpower that will impress your friends and frighten your enemies, Just Curious About Animals and Nature, Jeeves is perfect for fans of flora and fauna, or for anyone who wants to know the whats, whens, whys, and hows of nature.

Curious

Curious
Author: Ian Leslie
Release: 2014-07-25
Editor: House of Anansi
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781770894044
Language: en
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The latest from Ian Leslie, the author of Born Liars, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, is a fascinating look at the human characteristic of curiosity — our extraordinary capacity to take pleasure in discovering, learning, and understanding. Curious shows how the practice of “deep curiosity” — persistent, self-reflective seeking of knowledge and insight — is key to the success of our careers, the happiness of our children, the strength of our relationships, and the progress of societies. But it also argues that it is a fragile quality, which wanes and waxes over time, and that we take it for granted at our peril. Ian Leslie proposes that the Internet is opening up a “curiosity gap,” by exacerbating the divide between those with a large cognitive appetite, and those happy knowing no more than they have to know; between the curious and the incurious. He draws on many sources and stories to illustrate his points: Benjamin Franklin at Portsmouth Harbour studying the effect of oil on choppy waters; a bored Galileo distracting himself in a Pisa cathedral by observing the swinging of a recently lit lamp; Leonardo da Vinci doodling ideas in his notebook; Google co-founder Larry Page’s thoughts on the perfect search engine; the invention of the microwave oven; the advantages of your local bookseller over Amazon’s algorithms; a reassessment of Donald Rumsfeld’s defense strategy, and many more. Rich, textured, and exciting, Curious is a new take on the most absorbing human trait of all.

Toward New Philosophical Explorations of the Epistemic Desire to Know

Toward New Philosophical Explorations of the Epistemic Desire to Know
Author: Anonim
Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9781527531987
Language: en
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This collection of essays explores curiosity from many philosophical perspectives of relevance to various fields and disciplines such as educational studies, epistemology, political philosophy and history of thought. It advances and enriches scholarly research on curiosity while critiquing current approaches to the epistemic desire to know. Its interest in contemporary accounts of curiosity does not entail neglect of the conceptual history of this notion from antiquity to the present. Its focus on cultural and scientific appreciations of curiosity is global rather than local and inclusive of standpoints beyond established divisions such as the “modern versus postmodern” or the “analytic versus continental”. The book offers fresh and unique engagements with what motivates us to ask questions and how this motivation operates from an ethical, cultural and political point of view.

Just for the Curious

Just for the Curious
Author: Allan Holdsworth
Release: 1993-12-01
Editor: Warner Bros Publications
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0769220150
Language: en
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Based on the Allan Holdsworth REH video. Allan discusses his unique approach to scales, chords and improvising. Beginning with a complete discussion of 15 different scales, Allan shows how he derives his extraordinary chord voicings from these scales. Includes five fully transcribed songs. In standard notation and tab.

A Curious Mind

A Curious Mind
Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476730752
Language: en
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Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and an acclaimed business journalist examine the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

The Horsekeeper s Daughter

The Horsekeeper   s Daughter
Author: Jane Gulliford Lowes
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781788039741
Language: en
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A small girl’s fascination with a battered old box of letters and photographs from a pioneer family in Queensland leads to the discovery of a tale of industrial unrest in the mining communities of County Durham in the 1880s. Covering the years 1880-1942 and chronicling poverty, exploitation, destitution, adventure, love, tragedy and an incredible coincidence, The Horsekeeper’s Daughter tells the true story of the County Durham mining village of Seaham, its people, and one remarkable woman. Twenty two year old Sarah Marshall left the Durham pit villages in 1886 and travelled alone to start a new life on the far side of the world. Spanning ten thousand miles, the narrative weaves between County Durham and Queensland, and explores the lives of ordinary folk who faced extraordinary circumstances. The book unravels the social, political and economic factors which resulted in thousands of British women leaving their homes and families behind for the new state of Queensland, through the government-sponsored Single Female Migrant Programme. The prejudices, hardships and challenges these young women encountered on arrival in Australia are revealed. The experiences of Sarah and her family are paralleled with those of the loved ones she left behind in County Durham, as they faced their own struggles through times of political upheaval and financial deprivation. Drawing upon family links, original letters and photographs, The Horsekeeper’s Daughter offers a unique perspective on the forgotten story of a working class girl, and the experiences of the hundreds of young North East women who left North East England who sailed to Australia to forge new lives in the late 19th Century.

Building a Curious School

Building a Curious School
Author: Bryan Goodwin
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Corwin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781071802106
Language: en
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Unleash the power of curiosity and the joy of learning! Curiosity is hardwired in all of us, but the longer students stay in school, the less curious they become. Why is that? Grounded in research, this engaging book uncovers the ways in which formal education seems to hinder our natural curiosity and shows educators how to intentionally cultivate inquisitiveness and wonder in schools. It includes · Activities, ideas, and tips to encourage curiosity · Compelling examples of curiosity at work in schools, businesses, and communities · Tools for supporting curiosity in ways that spark meaningful conversations and promote empathy, equity, and social-emotional learning

A Curious Mind

A Curious Mind
Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476730776
Language: en
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"From Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows--from 24 to A Beautiful Mind. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life"--

Above Us The Stars

Above Us  The Stars
Author: Jane Gulliford Lowes
Release: 2020-09-04
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781800467514
Language: en
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This book tells the story of Flight Sergeant Jack Clyde, a 19-year-old wireless operator serving with 10 Squadron between 1943 and 1944, and his crew.

A Christmas Proposal

A Christmas Proposal
Author: Linda Warren
Release: 2020-12-01
Editor: Harlequin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781488068362
Language: en
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A child’s Christmas wish… Gives love a second chanceBecky Tullous has never forgiven boy-next-door Bo Goodnight for breaking her teenage heart. Now the SWAT sergeant is back in Horseshoe, Texas, and getting far too attached to her three-year-old daughter. Becky never wanted Bo in Luci’s life, but her developmentally delayed little girl is making great progress with him around. Will Bo prove he’s worth a second chance this Christmas? Texas Rebels Book 1: Texas Rebels: Egan Book 2: Texas Rebels: Falcon Book 3: Texas Rebels: Quincy Book 4: Texas Rebels: Jude Book 5: Texas Rebels: Phoenix Book 6: Texas Rebels: Paxton Book 7: Texas Rebels: Elias Book 8: A Child’s Gift Book 9: To Save a Child Book 10: A Christmas Proposal

Deadline

Deadline
Author: Judy McDonough
Release: 2013-11-14
Editor: Judy McDonough
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780991193011
Language: en
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Caroline’s life is on track. She’s about to get her nursing degree and she’s engaged to rich, handsome Trevor. But, before they get married, Trevor wants Caroline to spend the summer in Louisiana, getting to know her father, who’s never been in her life. She reluctantly agrees and heads south, deep into bayou country where she meets Cade. Hot and handsome, he’s pulling out all the stops to convince her that he’s the man for her, not Trevor. As she becomes frightened by a series of strange accidents that began after her arrival, she learns that the woman haunting her dreams is actually a long-dead family member come to warn her about the men in her life. Caroline soon realizes that if she doesn’t solve the mysteries from the past, they could permanently alter her future.

Curious

Curious
Author: Todd Kashdan, PhD
Release: 2009-04-21
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0061864420
Language: en
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“Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world.” —Arianna Huffington “This is the perfect book to read when you are having second thoughts about challenging yourself to explore that next step in life!” —Stephen Post, Ph.D., coauthor of Why Good Things Happen to Good People Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life with Curious? In this fascinating, enlightening volume, renowned psychology professor Todd Kashdan reveals how cultivating curiosity is the road to happy, healthy, and meaningful living and the true key to falling in love with life.

Little Miss Curious

Little Miss Curious
Author: Roger Hargreaves
Release: 1997-09-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781101632598
Language: en
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They're back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you've ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters and a small take-along format, Mr. Men and Little Miss books are easy enough for young readers, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all. Also check your local listings to view the Mr. Men & Little Miss TV show. Back to the Mr. Men & Little Miss microsite.

Sober Curious

Sober Curious
Author: Ruby Warrington
Release: 2018-12-31
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062869050
Language: en
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Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long work day, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it’s hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel… terrible. How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical take down of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook—essential reading that empowers readers to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

Why

Why
Author: Mario Livio
Release: 2017-07-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476792125
Language: en
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Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics—curiosity—in this “lively, expert, and definitely not dumbed-down account” (Kirkus Reviews) as he explores our innate desire to know why. Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation—where they can know only one side of the dialogue—than when they overhear two people talking and know both sides. Why does half a conversation make us more curious than a whole conversation? “Have you ever wondered why we wonder why? Mario Livio has, and he takes you on a fascinating quest to understand the origin and mechanisms of our curiosity. I thoroughly recommend it.” (Adam Riess, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, 2011). Curiosity is not only at the heart of mystery and suspense novels, it is also essential to other creative endeavors, from painting to sculpture to music. It is the principal driver of basic scientific research. Even so, there is still no definitive scientific consensus about why we humans are so curious, or about the mechanisms in our brain that are responsible for curiosity. In the ever-fascinating Why? Livio interviewed scientists in several fields to explore the nature of curiosity. He examined the lives of two of history’s most curious geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman. He also talked to people with boundless curiosity: a superstar rock guitarist who is also an astrophysicist; an astronaut with degrees in computer science, biology, literature, and medicine. What drives these people to be curious about so many subjects? An astrophysicist who has written about mathematics, biology, and now psychology and neuroscience, Livio has firsthand knowledge of his subject which he explores in a lucid, entertaining way that will captivate anyone who is curious about curiosity.