Spark by John J. Ratey

Genre : Health & Fitness
Editor : Little, Brown Spark
Release : 2008-01-10
ISBN-13 : 9780316113502
Hardcover : 294 Pages


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An investigation into the effects of exercise on the brain evaluates how aerobic exercise positively influences the progression of such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, and depression, in a report that shares theory-supporting case studies and the results of a progressive school fitness program. 30,000 first printing.

The Spark by Kristine Barnett

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Random House
Release : 2013-04-09
ISBN-13 : 9780679645245
Hardcover : 288 Pages


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Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism. At age two, when Jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes. The Spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Surrounded by “experts” at home and in special ed who tried to focus on Jake’s most basic skills and curtail his distracting interests—moving shadows on the wall, stars, plaid patterns on sofa fabric—Jake made no progress, withdrew more and more into his own world, and eventually stopped talking completely. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, Michael, and the developmental specialists, Kristine followed her instincts, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. Why concentrate on what he couldn’t do? Why not focus on what he could? This basic philosophy, along with her belief in the power of ordinary childhood experiences (softball, picnics, s’mores around the campfire) and the importance of play, helped Kristine overcome huge odds. The Barnetts were not wealthy people, and in addition to financial hardship, Kristine herself faced serious health issues. But through hard work and determination on behalf of Jake and his two younger brothers, as well as an undying faith in their community, friends, and family, Kristine and Michael prevailed. The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Dramatic, inspiring, and transformative, The Spark is about the power of love and courage in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we learn how to tap the true potential that lies within every child, and in all of us. Praise for The Spark “[An] amazing memoir . . . compulsive reading.”—The Washington Post “The Spark is about the transformative power of unconditional love. If you have a child who’s ‘different’—and who doesn’t?—you won’t be able to put it down.”—Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind “Love, illness, faith, tragedy and triumph—it’s all here. . . . Jake Barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent.”—Newsday “This eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.’”—Publishers Weekly “Compelling . . . Jake is unusual, but so is his superhuman mom.”—Booklist “The Spark describes in glowing terms the profound intensity with which a mother can love her child.”—Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree “Every parent and teacher should read this fabulous book!”—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and co-author of The Autistic Brain

Quest For The Spark by Tom Sniegoski

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2011
ISBN-13 : 9780545141017
Hardcover : 218 Pages


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Twelve-year-old Tom Elm, his raccoon friend Roderick, Percival, Abbey, and Barclay Bone, warrior priest Randolf, and forest woman Lorimar join in a quest to find the pieces of the Spark that can save Dreaming--and the Waking World--from a Darkness created by the Nacht.

Sparks by Ian Boothby

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2018-02-27
ISBN-13 : 9781338029482
Hardcover : 192 Pages


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Sparks is a hero and man's best friend, but nobody suspects he's two cats!

Muriel Spark by David Herman

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : JHU Press
Release : 2010-06
ISBN-13 : 9780801895531
Hardcover : 241 Pages


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"A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket.

Spark by John J. Ratey

Genre : Health & Fitness
Editor : Little, Brown Spark
Release : 2008-01-10
ISBN-13 : 9780316113502
Hardcover : 294 Pages


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

An investigation into the effects of exercise on the brain evaluates how aerobic exercise positively influences the progression of such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, ADD, and depression, in a report that shares theory-supporting case studies and the results of a progressive school fitness program. 30,000 first printing.

Spark by Frank Koller

Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : PublicAffairs
Release : 2010-02-23
ISBN-13 : 9781586488680
Hardcover : 272 Pages


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While factories across the Midwest shutter their doors, Cleveland-based manufacturer Lincoln Electric has thrived for more than a century. In addition to being profitable and technologically innovative, through good times and bad, the company has fulfilled its unique promise of “guaranteed continuous employment.” Workers are viewed as assets—not liabilities. Through flexible hours and job assignments, as well as a merit-based bonus system, Lincoln Electric's employment policies have proven healthy for the company's bottom line its employees and its shareholders. In Spark, veteran journalist Frank Koller tells the story of how this unusual and profitable Fortune 1000 multinational company challenges the conventional wisdom shaping modern management's view of the workplace. Through insightful storytelling and extensive interviews with executives, workers, and leading business thinkers, Koller uses the Lincoln Electric example to illustrate how job security can inspire powerful growth and prosperity in our communities.

The Spark by Glenn A. Gaesser

Genre : Health & Fitness
Editor : Rodale
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN-13 : 1579545114
Hardcover : 400 Pages


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The spark: a revolutionary new plan to get fit and lose weight 10 minutes at a time.

Learning Spark by Holden Karau

Genre : Computers
Editor : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2015-01-28
ISBN-13 : 9781449359058
Hardcover : 276 Pages


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Data in all domains is getting bigger. How can you work with it efficiently? Recently updated for Spark 1.3, this book introduces Apache Spark, the open source cluster computing system that makes data analytics fast to write and fast to run. With Spark, you can tackle big datasets quickly through simple APIs in Python, Java, and Scala. This edition includes new information on Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, setup, and Maven coordinates. Written by the developers of Spark, this book will have data scientists and engineers up and running in no time. You’ll learn how to express parallel jobs with just a few lines of code, and cover applications from simple batch jobs to stream processing and machine learning. Quickly dive into Spark capabilities such as distributed datasets, in-memory caching, and the interactive shell Leverage Spark’s powerful built-in libraries, including Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, and MLlib Use one programming paradigm instead of mixing and matching tools like Hive, Hadoop, Mahout, and Storm Learn how to deploy interactive, batch, and streaming applications Connect to data sources including HDFS, Hive, JSON, and S3 Master advanced topics like data partitioning and shared variables

The Spark Of Life by Yvonne Pratt iIlustrations Chris, Sha

Genre : Education
Editor : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2005-10-27
ISBN-13 : 9781477165829
Hardcover : 30 Pages


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This book is a timeless story of universal truth not only for children, but the child in all of us, that leaves us with a feeling of unlimited human potential, hope and connection to all things great and small. The illustrations done by the author's nieces and nephews are fascinating and innovative as they come from the unfettered minds of children for the viewing of children. This book celebrates the similarity of all people and life forms not their separateness. The fact we are diverse yet all connected evokes compassion, respect and tolerance as a natural response. In today’s world it is essential to understand the concept of being diverse yet the same. This understanding raises the conciousness of our most important resource - the minds and hearts of our children, thus ensuring the survival of our planet, ourselves and all species. The author states," Our focus on separateness is creating wars, torture, genocide, global warming, and the destruction of the planet with all it's other life forms. The good news is that by changing our conciousness, we change our thoughts and choices of behavior, thereby creating a world we desire." Children will love this book because of their open minds and love of colorful illustrations. Any parent who wishes serenity for their children and the world will find this book a cornerstone and valuable teaching tool. They'll love the illustrations too! Educators will be able to teach respect, compassion, and tolerance for the planet, each other and our mother earth. This book will uplift the minds, hearts and souls of anyone who reads it.