The Pocket Guide to Brilliance

second, I needed to share my definition of brilliance with her. Brilliance is one of the greatest of all civic virtues. After all, the more brilliant citizens a nation has, the better off it is! That's why free public education is ...

Author: Bart King

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423607748

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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The author of Dad Humor offers an entertaining look at American history’s geniuses, leaders, and dunderheads in a clever quest to define brilliance. With dry humor and a wealth of fascinating trivia, Bart King explores what it means for a person to be brilliant. What he discovers is that brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done—and then some. The masters of brilliance profiled here include presidential candidate John Lindsay, who released chickens into his opponent’s crowd to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."

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Author: Bart King

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423623250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Cute! is peppered with sweet surprises, fun features, and delightful facts. Girls can use this book’s special Cuteness Checklist™ to figure out how adorable anything is! Humorous and written in a kid-friendly style, Cute! even reveals how pink was once considered a “boy color.” As for the puppy vs. the bunny, a cuteness rating chart at the end of the book lets girls come up with their own answers!

Berlitz Pocket Guide India Travel Guide eBook

Observe it, too, in the brilliance of midday, for then it is utterly, dazzlingly white. The gateway to the gardens of the mausoleum can be admired as a masterpiece in its own right, with graceful marble arches, the domed kiosks on the ...

Author: Berlitz

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781785730580

Category: Travel

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India is like nowhere else on earth, boasting the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains in the north, arid deserts in the centre, palm-fringed beaches and lazy backwaters in the south. With well over 1 billion inhabitants, India is a fascinating melting pot of cultures and religions that is completely unique. Berlitz Pocket Guide India is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that the country has to offer. Inside India Pocket Guide: Where To Go details all the key sights in the country, while handy maps on the cover flaps help you find your way around, and are cross-referenced to the text. Top 10 Attractions gives a run-down of the best sights to take in on your trip. Perfect Tour provides an itinerary of the country. What To Do is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from hiking in the Himalayas, to marvelling at the Taj Mahal, to soaking up the sun on a beach in Goa. Essential information on India's culture, including a brief history of the country. Eating Out covers the country's best cuisine. Curated listings of the best hotels and restaurants. A-Z of all the practical information you'll need. About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.

Berlitz Andalucia the Costa del Sol Pocket Guide

In military disarray and political decline, Moorish Spain nevertheless saw another two centuries of brilliance under the Nasrid dynasty, founded in Granada by Mohammed I in 1232. Refugees from Córdoba and Sevilla flooded into the city, ...

Author: Berlitz

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781780047850

Category: Travel

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Discover the rich Moorish heritage of the great cities of Granada, Sevilla and Crdoba then head to Andaluca's famous white towns and their maze of cobbled streets. And when all that culture gets too much, head to the the Costa del Sol's sandy beaches. Berlitz Pocket Guide Andaluca & Costa del Sol is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the very best that this historic region has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details all the key sights, and handy maps on the cover help you get around with ease. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of the Top 10 Attractions in the region, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Tour of Andaluca. The What to Do chapter is a snapshot of ways to spend your spare time, from a flurry of watersports on the coast to catching an authentic flamenco performance in Sevilla. You'll also be armed with background information, including a brief history of the region and an Eating Out chapter covering its delicious rustic cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants, and an A-Z to equip you with all the practical information you will need.

A Pocket Guide to Greece

Among its other claims to fame , Greece boasts the clearest skies and most brilliant sun anywhere — especially in the Aegean islands . Here age - old villages , whitewashed to dazzling brilliance , stair - step up sheer cliffs between ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D03753744X

Category: Greece

Page: 95

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The Faber Pocket Guide to Ballet

Ashton's brilliance lay in his ability to bring classicism to vivid, sensuous life. Theopening sequence of Les Rendezvous, in which two party-dressed female dancers interrupt their diagonals of grand jetés to exchange affectionate ...

Author: Luke Jennings

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571321605

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The essential, easy-to-use classical ballet guide - spanning nearly two centuries of classical dance - with entries for more than eighty works from ballet companies around the world, from Giselle and Swan Lake to Cinderella and Steptext. This new edition has been revised to include new ballets by Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon alongside classics by Tchaikovsky, Diaghilev and Balanchine. Features include: - plot summaries - an analysis of each ballet's principal themes - useful background and historical information - a unique, behind-the-scenes, performer's-eye view Dip in at random or trace the development of dance from cover to cover. Written by former Royal Ballet principal Deborah Bull and leading dance critic Luke Jennings, this ever popular Faber Pocket guide is a must for all ballet-goers - regulars and first-timers alike.

The Faber Pocket Guide to Haydn

... outfit to market stolen copies of works that had entered Prince Nicolaus's domain!) while employed as leader of the second violins in the Esterházy orchestra. The brilliant, high-lying first violin parts in many of these quartets, ...

Author: Richard Wigmore

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571268733

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Joseph Haydn is one of the greatest and most innovative of all composers, yet in some ways he is still curiously misunderstood. This engaging new Pocket Guide assesses what Haydn's music means to us today, and challenges some of the myths that have grown up around the composer. With suggestions for further reading and recommended CD recordings, Richard Wigmore's crisp and concise guide presents you with all you need to listen to and enjoy Haydn's music. It explores each of his key works, from his symphonies to his quartets, from his choral works to his sonatas, and invites a new generation of listeners to discover the depth and dazzling ingenuity of this most humane and life-affirming of composers.

Handy Pocket Guide to Asian Gemstones

The colorless variety of zircon has a brilliant sparkle and makes a convincing diamond substitute. Colorless zircons are sometimes mistakenly called Matura diamonds, after a place in Sri Lanka where they are mined.

Author: Carol Clark

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462907267

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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Learn the essentials of Asian gemstones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative text by noted writer on gemstones Carol Clark, will delight both gem collectors and lovers of fine jewelry alike. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.

The Faber Pocket Guide to Mozart

Thesewerethe concertos of which Mozart famously said to his father thatthey were designedboth for amateurs and connoisseurs: they 'are a happy medium betweenwhat is too easy andtoo difficult; theyare very brilliant, easy ontheearand ...

Author: Sir Nicholas Kenyon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571268696

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Why is Mozart the best known and most popular of all the great Western classical composers? As the 250th anniversary of his birth approaches, his reputation stands higher than ever before. This lively new Pocket Guide assesses what Mozart means to us today, and explores why his music is so enduringly valued by listeners. The Guide aims to tell the general reader and listener in concise form all they need to know in order to listen to and enjoy Mozart's music - it will introduce a new generation of concert-goers and record-listeners to all his key works in forms from opera to symphony, concerto to song. In a crisp, sharp style, with extensive recommendations of good performances and recordings, Nicholas Kenyon shows how Mozart has turned a different face to every age that has performed his music and has communicated with unique. Separating the Mozart myth and the Mozart industry from the realities of his superb music, the book also asks key questions: How did Mozart compose? What did he look like? What did he think? How should we perform his music today? There will also be a brief calendar of Mozart's life, a musical glossary and a who's who of key figures in his life.

Berlitz Pocket Guide China Travel Guide eBook

BRILLIANCE. OF. MING. In Chinese, the word Ming is written as a composite of the characters for 'sun' and 'moon', which are combined to mean 'brilliant' or 'glorious'. In fact, the dynasty (1368–1644) didn't quite live up to its name.

Author: Berlitz Publishing

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781785732119

Category: Travel

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With an iconic style and a bestselling brand, this is the quintessential pocket-sized travel guide to China - now with a bilingual dictionary Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering fun and interesting things to do and see in China, from top tourist attractions like the Great Wall, Li River, Terracotta Army, Forbidden City and the Bund, to hidden gems, including Suzhou, Chengdu and Kunming. - What to see: comprehensive coverage of the country's attractions, illustrated with striking photography - What to do: how to make the most of your leisure time, from local entertainment to the best activities and shopping - History and culture: giving you a deeper understanding of the country's heritage, people and contemporary life - Practical tips: where to stay, dining out and how to get around: reliable recommendations and expert travel advice - Dictionary: quick-reference bilingual language guide to help you with vocabulary on the ground - Covers: Beijing, the Northeast and Inner Mongolia, Northern Heartlands, Shanghai the Lower Yangzi, Southern China, Southwest China and Northwest China. About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.