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New Homes & Ideas – Winter 2018/2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 13 MB
Overview: New Homes and Ideas Magazine provides the best source of local information on buying, decorating, designing, and maintaining your home, with a wide range of articles, features, housing trends, and product information, the magazine offers something for everyone.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers
Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy by The School of Life, Anna Doherty
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.8 MB
Overview: Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet too often this inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. This is a book designed to harness children’s spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history. The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras – and shows us how their ideas continue to matter. The book functions as an ideal introduction to philosophy, as well as a charming way to open up conversations between adults and children about the biggest questions we all face.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas by Allen C. Guelzo
Requirements: .PDF reader, 3.1 Mb
Overview: Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos. What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln’ s tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology. And from these, Lincoln developed a set of political convictions that guided him throughout his life and his presidency. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas, a compilation of ten essays from Lincoln scholar, Allen C. Guelzo, uncovers the hidden sources of Lincoln’ s ideas and examines the beliefs that directed his career and brought an end to slavery and the Civil War.
These essays reveal Lincoln to be a man of impressive intellectual probity and depth as well as a man of great contradictions. He was an apostle of freedom who did not believe in human free will; a champion of the Constitution who had to step outside of it in order to save it; a man of many acquaintances and admirers, but few friends; a man who opposed slavery but also opposed the abolition of it; a man of prudence who took more political risks than any other president.
Guelzo explores the many faces of Lincoln’ s ideas, and especially the influence of the Founding Fathers and the great European champions of democracy. And he links the 16th president’ s struggles with the issues of race, emancipation, religion, and civil liberties to the challenges these issues continue to offer to Americans today.
Lincoln played many roles in his life- lawyer, politician, president- but in each he was driven by a core of values, convictions, and beliefs about economics, society, and democracy. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas is a broad and exciting survey of the ideas that made Lincoln great, just as we celebrate the bicentennial his birth.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
The Riddle Where Ideas Come from and How to Have Better Ones by Andrew Razeghi
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.5 MB
Overview: While organizations claim to value creativity, they are often at a loss when attempting to conjure up novel ideas, particularly in a world where technology has made information readily available to everyone. As a result, leaders ask, Where will the next big idea come from? In response, they allocate significant resources for innovation; however the source of creative inspiration has remained a mystery.Science has shown that it’s possible to create conditions under which the mind is more prepared to have insights, or a-ha! moments. In this fascinating book, Andrew Razeghi examines the precursors to creative insight and offers clear-cut methods for making Eureka moments routine practice rather than lucky accidents. Combining the latest scientific research, interviews with current innovators, and studies of history s most creative minds, he dissects the creative process and presents a practical approach for inspiring innovation."
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design by Mark Baskinger, William Bardel
Requirements: .PDF reader, 66 MB
Overview: An intensive how-to primer for design professionals for creating compelling and original concept designs through drawing by hand.
Award-winning designers and workshop leaders Mark Baskinger and William Bardel bring us this thorough course in drawing to create better graphic layouts, diagrams, human forms, products, systems, and more. Their drawing bootcamp provides essential instruction on thinking, reasoning, and visually exploring concepts to create compelling products, communications, and services.
In a unique board binding that mimics a sketchbook, Drawing Ideas provides a complete foundation in the techniques and methods for effectively communicating to clients and audiences through clear and persuasive drawings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Super Food Ideas – March 2019
Requirements: .PDF reader, 67 MB
Overview: Super Food Ideas offers simple solutions to the never-ending ‘what’s for dinner?’ dilemma. It’s an action magazine that lives in the kitchen, not on a coffee table, and is designed to make shopping and cooking easier. The magazine provides busy individuals and families with easy recipes and meal solutions, using readily available ingredients and simple techniques. Each issue contains hundreds of tempting recipes, nutritional information, helpful cooking tips and fantastic competitions – all for a great-value price.
Genre: Magazines & Newspapers