Genius At Play

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Derek Paravicini is blind, can not tell his right hand from his left, and needs round-the-clock care. But he has an extremely rare gift?he is a musical prodigy with perfect pitch whose piano-playing has thrilled audiences at venues from Ronnie Scott's to Las Vegas, the Barbican to Buckingham Palace. Born prematurely, Derek remained in hospital for three months and technically "died" several times before he was finally strong enough to go home.

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Conway is a creative genius." (Martin Gardner) An unabashed original, John Horton Conway is Archimedes, Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and Richard Feynman all rolled into one a singular mathematician with a rock star's charisma, a sly sense of humor, a polymath's promiscuous curiosity, and a burning desire to explain everything about the world to everyone in it.

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The next installment in the When I Were. series presents more genius historic and vintage photos of children at play, often in ways that are banned today and rightfully so Take another trip down memory lane! Filled with rambunctious photos and hilarious text, you can reminisce from the safety of your own home. Take a look back at when sticks were swords and you could hang from the rooftop, a time when everyone was just a little bit less worried.

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Title: "Genius at Play" easy pieces for violin and piano, using one to four fingers Instrumentation: Violin and Piano Composer: Laurence Traiger Publisher: Doblinger Verlag, Wien Language: English, German Category: Sheet music Content: 1. Horizon 2. Out There 3. Encounter 4. Quiet Place 5. Approach 6. Energy 7. Time to Think 8. Waves

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Excerpt from The Story of the Violano-Virtuoso: World's Only Self-Playing Violin and Piano The pages of music history are lettered with the accomplishments of the greatest geniuses of all time. So old is the art, so numerous its lovers, so enthralling and inspiring are its appeals that when a real "genius" appears in its ranks, his works really transcend what in other fields would be termed notable achievements.

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Excerpt from Early Plays Catiline, the Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans One of the most remarkable facts about Ibsen is the orderly development of his genius. He himself repeatedly maintained that his dramas were not mere isolated accidents. In the foreword to the readers in the popular edition of 1898 he urges the public to read his dramas in the same order in which he had written them, deplores the fact that his earlier works are less known and less understood than his later works, and insists that his writings taken as a whole constitute an organic unity.

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Excerpt from The Tragedian: An Essay on the Histrionic Genius of Junius Brutus Booth Ten days ago a private letter from New Orleans assured us, that the great actor of the age had arrived from the "Golden Land," was then playing an engagement in that city, and appeared in remarkably good health. Swiftly following this intelligence - which gave us hope soon again to "have sight" of the Proteus of Shakespearean character "coming from the sea," and hear once more the strange inward music of his voice - came last week, with "spleen of speed," the telegram that he had died on the passage to Cincinnati.

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Excerpt from Bacon Is Shakespeare: Together With a Reprint of Bacon's Promus of Formularies and Elegancies The plays known as Shakespeare's are at the present time universally acknowledged to be the "Greatest birth of time," the grandest production of the human mind. Their author also is generally recognised as the greatest genius of all the ages. The more the marvellous plays are studied, the more wonderful they are seen to be.

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John Horton Conway is a singular mathematician with a lovely loopy brain. He is Archimedes, Mick Jag....

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Excerpt from Rubens His Life, His Work, and His Time, Vol. 1 of 2 Rubens is one of the greatest names in the history of art. His magnificent career, his relations with crowned heads, the events in which he played a part, and far above all these his brilliant genius and the prodigious sum of his works, all combine to give him his high place. But his very fertility and the universality of his gifts have been obstacles to a satisfactory account of his life and his works.

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Excerpt from Plays, Vol. 2 The utmost Success I ever propos'd from this Play, was, that it might reach the Taste of a few good Judges, and from thence plead a sort of Title to your Lordship's Protection: And, if the most just, and candid Criticks are not the greatest Flatterers, I have not fail'd in my Proposal. As for those Gentlemen, that thrust themselves forward upon the Stage, before a crowded Audience, as if they resolv'd to play themselves, and save the Actor the Trouble of presenting them; they indeed, as they are above Instruction, so they scorn to be diverted by it, and will as soon allow me a good Voice, as a Genius.

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Winning at video poker involves more than just blind luck. Casino Video Poker for the GENIUS shows you how to take the guesswork out of your play, and how to put the know-how in. New to gambling? Most of us will try gambling at least a few times for recreation, just to say we've tried it. Casino Video Poker for the GENIUS gives you a head start in learning to play the best-paying casino slots, and provides strategy to help you play longer and have more fun and success.

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Paul Charles Morphy (1837-84) was an extraordinary and precocious talent: a child prodigy who quickly rose to become the best player in America, and then the world, before he effectively retired from serious play at the age of 21. Morphy's prowess created masterpieces of attacking chess so beautiful that they endure to the present day. In textbooks all over the world, Morphy's name is synonymous with the romantic era, a time of dazzling sacrifices and spectacular king hunts.

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The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was a child prodigy and a musical genius whose 1955 recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations" catapulted him to world fame. He was also plagued by lifelong depression, was terrified of playing before live audiences, and consumed prescription drugs by the handful. He died at fifty of a massive stroke. In this acclaimed biography, the late psychiatrist Peter Ostwald - an accomplished violinist and longtime personal friend of Gould's - raises many questions about Gould and his music.

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William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1860), The Moonstone (1868), Armadale (1866) and No Name (1862).

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New, Publisher overstock, may have small remainder mark. Excellent condition, never read, purchased from publisher as excess inventory.

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We always knew James Barber played an important role in freeing us from our culinary hang-ups but it wasn't until he passed away in 2007 that a truly astonishing outpouring of tributes from famous chefs and ordinary cooks alike made clear the full extent of his impact. For James didn't just want to make us better cooks; he wanted to help us live better lives by getting intimate with the cooking side of ourselves.

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