Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More
Author: Catherine Ham
Publisher: Moondance Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages! Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical, and visual languages of animals, and the word "Wow" quickly becomes an understatement. You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate. Learn how languages develop and how they change. Follow root words such as proto (the Greek word for first) around the globe from one language to another. Discover insider languages such as slang, gestures, and symbols. Roma gypsies used piles of rocks to share information with the next group arriving. Consider the power of codes and symbols. Musical notes are just symbols, but they can direct orchestras and create hit songs, while the STOP traffic sign prevents millions of accidents a day with only four letters, and computer coding has changed the world. Explore the meanings of gestures: in much of the world, sticking out your tongue at someone is a sign of defiance; in Tibet, it's a sign of respect! Domestic and wild animals do some pretty cool communicating, too. Learn about elephants and bats that talk with frequencies we cannot hear, insects and reptiles that communicate with chemicals we cannot smell, and birds and frogs that use color to advertise. The fun fact format is appealing to both reluctant readers and curious kids.
Author: Lawrence Grobel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
You, Talking to Me is an informative and entertaining look into the mind of a journalist whom Writer's Digest called "legendary." In concise lessons of only a few pages each, Grobel details what he's learned from talking to 120 of the most fascinating people of our time, among them Gov. Jesse Ventura, Coach Bob Knight, kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, Nobel Prize winners Saul Bellow, Richard Feynman, and Linus Pauling, and he reveals stories about Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Dolly Parton, Kiefer Sutherland, James Spader, Robert De Niro, Henry Fonda, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Elmore Leonard, Goldie Hawn, Barbra Streisand and so many more. No other journalist has spent the time or has had the insight to such a wide variety of celebrated artists. Grobel's lessons range from the serious ("Don't Be Bullied," "Anger Fuels Conversation," "A Lie Can Be as Telling as a Truth"), to the humorous ("Shlock Can Be Art If You Believe It," "If They Offer You a Drink, Don't Make it Soft," "If They Mistake You for Someone Else, Let it Ride," "If They Offer to Lasso You, Go With It"), to the absurd ("When You Save Someone from Getting His Head Smashed, He'll Respond with Kindness," "Know How to Defuse a Potentially Threatening Situation, and Keep Enough Cash in Case You're Thrown Out of the Car Onto a Deserted Highway in Ohio," "Treat Your Plants to Baroque Music, and Stay Clear of Fluffers"). Over the years people have asked Grobel what he's learned doing in-depth interviews for Playboy, Rolling Stone, Newsday, the N.Y. Times, and his books of conversations. This is his answer.
Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama
Author: Sam Leith
Publisher: Profile Books
Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. It convicts criminals (and then frees them on appeal). It causes governments to rise and fall, best men to be shunned by brides, and people to march with steady purpose towards machine guns. In this highly entertaining (and persuasive) book, Sam Leith examines how people have taught, practised and thought about rhetoric from its Attic origins to its twenty-first century apotheosis. Along the way, he tells the stories of its heroes and villains, from Cicero and Erasmus, to Hitler, Obama - and Gyles Brandreth.
One Identity’s Journey to Spiritual Awakening
Author: Dr. Tana Tillman
Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night and had such a strong feeling of having to do something and not been able to go back to sleep until you did it? Have you had many experiences about which you called coincidences or intuition? Have you had a song come on the radio with words that touched your heart at a time when you really needed to hear them? Have you had a friend/relative call you on the phone just when you were about to call that person yourself? Have you had a book come into your hands just when you needed to read the message in it? If you answered yes to any or all of the preceding questions, then this book is the one for you to read. It is a true story about what happened to an average person like you, who decided to take a leap of faith and believe that it was God speaking to her whenever any of those things happened. It could be your story, because the author describes what she did to hear God’s Voice and what transpired when she followed the directives which she was given. Read this book to see what can happen in just 12 short weeks when you take a leap of faith, be still and listen, and try to be just Love.
Author: Eugene H. Peterson,Terri A. Gibbs
Publisher: J Countryman Books
Selected verses from Peterson's bestselling "The Message" are combined with riveting excerpts from his writings for a compelling study of what abundant living is all about.
Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids' ""Go-To"" Person about Sex
Author: Deborah Roffman
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Category: Family & Relationships
We live in a time when kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material wherever they turn; "sexting" and bullying are on the rise at an increasingly younger age, and teen moms are "celebrified." What is a concerned--and embarrassed--parent to do? With wit, wisdom, and savvy, Deborah Roffman translates her experiences gleaned from decades of teaching kids and parents, and as a mom, into strategies to help parents navigate this tricky terrain. Talk to Me First is for any parent who wants to become and remain the most credible and influential resource about sexuality in their children's lives.
Every Woman's Guide to Hearing from God
Author: Kim Wier
For most women, each day is a race against time-jumping hurdles of obligations, duties, and chores. It's easy for harried moms to hear too much road noise and connect too little with God.
The Moronic Chronicles
Author: Robert D'Ambola
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Everyone has his or her favorite stories. The best stories come straight from true-life events. Everyday life can be surprising, invigorating, horrifying, glorious, down right sad or full of hope. Everyone has a best day and a worse day. Sometimes you don’t need to embellish a story because often you can’t beat the facts for entertainment or imagination. These stories are a collection of events that took place over half a century in the course of a normal average life. These stories prove that mere mortals sometimes have no control over their destiny as it unfolds immediately in front of them.
Sprichst Du MIT Mir?
Author: Thomas Florschuetz,Christoph Schreier,Mark Gisbourne,Aris Fioretos,Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn,Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
No one has ever seen the human body quite like Thomas Florschuetz. He brings parts of the body--legs, fingers, heels, arms--into view and composes them into photos full of visual impact and confusing vagueness. His own body serves as motif. Not obviously posed or arranged, his body provides the banal photo fragments that reveal their sensual power once they've been turned into something artificial, unreal. Objects from daily life, too, are presented by Florschuetz in such a way that they transcend their normal function. He photographs portions of plants or buildings, windows and curtains, enlarges them into oversized photos with a three-dimensional quality and mounts them on triptychs or hangs them in other groups. Handled in this way, the subjects of his photographs attain an aura of mystery, detached from the world. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of work done by the artist, who remains the focus of frequent debate.
Author: Herman Gonzalez
JESUS Are YOU Talking To me?, is one man's life journey to accepting Jesus as Lord of his life. The book consists of 18 life lessons personally experienced by the author and witnessed by a bonservant of Christ,named Lew. This true testimony takes the author from being a "carnal-Christian" to a bondservant to the Lord. The journey begins with witnessing one miracle and actually hearing the voice of God. The author not only hears the voice of God but continues to communicate with God through visions of prophecy into the future. This gift of prophecy is well documented and has been witnessed by many fellow Christians. God has taken this ordinary man and showed him the journey to know God's will for his life. God has put on his heart Church unity and Christian maturity.
How to silence your inner critic and pivot your thoughts from negativity to positivity in four simple steps.
Author: Lynn M. Zettler, ACC
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you ever been aware of your thoughts and noticed how many are negative versus how many are positive? Did you know that if you talk negatively to yourself, you set the tone of failure and disappointment, while talking positively to yourself sets the tone of success and happiness? STOP Talking To Me will teach you how to turn your negative thinking into routine positive thinking, so that you will set the stage for your happiness and success. The simple S-T-O-P process which accompanies each specified emotion, along with the examples and stories will enable you to learn to pivot your thoughts and become that positive minded person you’ve always admired. Better yet, the book is specifically designed to be small enough to carry with you, so that you will have it handy whenever you find yourself in the realm of negative thinking! IF YOU WANT TO, YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. All you have to do is to take the next step forward.
Are You Talking to Me, God?
Author: Teri Fahey
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Are you a saint or a sinner? Or maybelike all of usyoure a little bit of both. Our lives and our journeys are unique and complex, and rarely does any single one of us fit into a neat little category. So what can we do to make our lives come into focus? How do we let God explain to us how our little puzzle piece fits into his masterpiece? In Letters to Gods Children, author Teri Fahey shares how her own path unfolded, offering an easy-to-read, uplifting message that is packed with powerful spiritual resources. As a child, Teri asked God whether she could make a difference in the world, and God answered her through prayer. Using the spiritual resources that Teri has learned, you, too, can figure out what that difference could mean in your own life. God is preparing you for a unique purpose, and you are an important and necessary part of Gods plan for humankind. Your spiritual alarm clock will go off sooner than later, and the hope is that you will recognize the light of Gods love within your heart. All things will become one, all things will become new, and our new earth will shine. May Letters to Gods Children help you prepare and find peace and love to fill your heart and home.
Author: Don Corey
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Radio Secrets Revealed! When I was young, people would ask, "What would you like to be when you grow up?" To my mind, "like" had nothing to do with it. I had already decided I was going to be a DJ, and nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goal. I had no idea that I was destined to run headlong into cold reality. Fortunately, this dilemma was resolved when I found something far greater than my original quest. This is a true story that is insightful, provocative and frequently humorous. Ask your doctor if this story is right for you.
Conversation Strategies for Parents of Children on the Autism Spectrum or with Speech and Language Impairments
Author: Heather Jones
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
If your child finds talking to people a struggle, this is the book to get the conversation started. In this hands-on guide, Heather Jones offers practical advice, born of experience with her own son, which will help you teach your child the principles of communication. Full of strategies and examples, it shows how you can allay fears, build confidence and teach your child to enjoy conversation. Once a child gets used to talking with other people, many life skills can develop more easily as they grow up – from making friends and shopping for themselves, to being interviewed and eventually getting a job. This handy book provides guidance and inspiration to parents, teachers and anyone else who cares for a child who finds language and comprehension difficult.
William Edmondson and His Stone Carvings
Author: Elizabeth Spires
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Collects photographs of the sculptor William Edmondson and his work with poetry written by the author accompanying each photograph.