The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an
A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as SoulcraftIn his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant follow-up, The World Beyond Your Head, Crawford investigates the challenge of mastering one's own mind.We often complain about our fractured mental lives and feel beset by outside forces that destroy our focus and disrupt our peace of mind. Any defense against this, Crawford argues, requires that we reckon with the way attention sculpts the self.Crawford investigates the intense focus of ice hockey players and short-order chefs, the quasi-autistic behavior of gambling addicts, the familiar hassles of daily life, and the deep, slow craft of building pipe organs. He shows that our current crisis of attention is only superficially the result of digital technology, and becomes more comprehensible when understood as the coming to fruition of certain assumptions at the root of Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature.The World Beyond Your Head makes sense of an astonishing array of common experience, from the frustrations of airport security to the rise of the hipster. With impl...
- Brand: Farrar Straus Giroux
- ASIN: 0374535914
How to Survive the End of the World (When it's in Your Own Head): An Anxiety Survival Guide
World History 101: From ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks, an essential primer on world history (Adams 101)
World History 101: From ancient Mesopotamia and the
Uncover the mysteries of the past with this exciting, comprehensive guide on world history.History books are often filled with long descriptions, complex facts, and stories that can bore even the most enthusiastic history buffs. In World History 101 you’ll skip those tedious details and focus on engaging lessons that will impress any kind of historian. From Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan to the Cold War and globalization, each section takes you on an adventure through time to discover the most important moments in history and how they shaped civilization today. With hundreds of absorbing facts and trivia throughout, World History 101 can help you learn more about the civilizations of the past and help bring history to life.
- ASIN: 150720454X
The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel
The Cabin at the End of the World:
NATIONAL BESTSELLER!BEST BOOK OF 2018 (Library Journal, NPR, Buzzfeed)LOCUS RECOMMENDED READING LIST - 2018JULY 2018 INDIE NEXT PICK!SUMMER 2018 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY PICK!“A tremendous book―thought-provoking and terrifying, with tension that winds up like a chain. The Cabin at the End of the World is Tremblay’s personal best. It’s that good.” — Stephen King“A clinic in suspense, a story that opens with high-wire tension and never lets up from there.” — Michael Koryta"I tore through it in record time. I just couldn’t wait to see where Tremblay was going to take me next.” — Victor LaValleThe Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but h...
- ASIN: B074DTFY26
Ryan's World Head Splat
Ryan's World Head
Are you ready for the Head Splat challenge? As featured on the Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel, and brought to you by the Ryan's World line of toys, Head Splat is the wacky water balloon flipping party game that will get the whole family outside. Hang a water balloon from the Head Splat hat, then flip it onto your head. If the balloon lands in the middle of the cup, you'll stay dry - but if it touches the rough rim, you'll get splashed! It comes with the Head Splat hat, an adjustable cord to modify difficulty, and 24 water balloons. How To Play: Strap on the Head Splat hat, fill one of the balloons with water and hook it to the head Splat cord. Ready, set… flip! Using your upper body (no hands allowed!), swing the balloon toward your head and try to land it in the hat. If it lands in the middle, you’ll stay dry. But if it touches the rough rim, the balloon will pop and you’ll get splashed. Here are some tips to make Head Splat even more exciting: - Fill the balloon with any liquid you want - how about juice or slime?! - Vary the length of the adjustable cord - the longer the cord, the more difficult it is to land the balloon safely Be sure to capture and share your Head Splat moments on social media!
- Color: Ryan's World Head Splat
- Brand: Far Out Toys
- ASIN: B07PJNSVZF
- UPC: 850225008349
Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World
Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head
In this revolutionary guide, Stanford University Professor and international bestselling author of inGenius adopts her popular course material to teach everyone how to make imaginative ideas a reality.As a leading expert on creativity, Tina Seelig has continually explored what we can each do to unleash our entrepreneurial spirit. In Insight Out, she offers us the tools to make our ideas a reality. She clearly defines the concepts of imagination, creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurism, showing how they affect each other and how we can unlock the pathway from imagination to implementation, where our ideas then gain the power to inspire the imaginations of others.Drawing on more than a decade of experience as a professor at the Stanford University School of Engineering, Seelig shows readers how to work through the steps of imagination, ideation, innovation, and implementation, using each step to build upon the last, to ultimately create something complex, interesting, and powerful. Coping with today’s constant change, everyone needs these skills to conquer challenges and seize the opportunities that arise. Seelig irrefutably demonstrates that these skills can be taught, and shows us how to mobilize our own energy and bring new ideas to life.
- Brand: HarperOne
- ASIN: 0062301276
The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World
The Boy with the Biggest Head in the
Meet classic comic-strip character Big Nate -- The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World -- as he stars in his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspired Jeff Kinney, author of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. Big-head Nate Wright truly believes he is destined for greatness! He's a table tennis champ, a genius comic book artist and the self-proclaimed king of his class. One school morning, Nate barely survives his Dad's toxic porridge before rushing off to school, forgetting his lunch. He thinks he has a test and he hasn't studied for it! Nate's class notes are full of doodles but sadly lacking any useful information! On the way to school he accidentally body slams his head teacher, then, during his first lesson of the day, he manages to insult his least favourite teacher, Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). But a little thing like having-the-worst-day-ever won't hold back The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World!
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0007355165
A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel
A Head Full of Ghosts: A
WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVELA chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister,...
- Brand: William Morrow
- ASIN: B00MTSKHKO
The Upside-Down Book: Flip Your World on its Head! (KOOB)
The Upside-Down Book: Flip Your World on its
How will you read this upside-down book? Will you stand on your head? Hold it up to a mirror? Rotate it? Whichever you choose, you’ll see things in a new way! Want to change your perspective? Open this book and watch what happens! It’s filled with crazy, creative activities to try while hanging your head between your legs, doing a headstand, or riding a rollercoaster. Write sentences upside down; draw a world where fish fly and birds swim; flip over your favorite TV show by using a magnifying glass. You’ll have a blast scribbling your way through 144 pages of upside-down fun!
- Brand: Carlton Kids
- ASIN: 178312198X