Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Living Sensationally : Understanding Your Senses

Winnie Dunn
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How do you feel when you bite into a pear...wear a feather boa...stand in a noisy auditorium...or look for a friend in a crowd? Living Sensationally explains how people's individual sensory patterns affect the way we react to everything that happens to us throughout the day. Some people will adore the grainy texture of a pear, while others will shudder at the idea of this texture in their mouths. Touching a feather boa will be fun and luxurious to some, and others will bristle at the idea of all those feathers brushing on the skin. Noisy, busy environments will energize some people, and will overwhelm others. The author identifies four major sensory types: Seekers; Bystanders; Avoiders and Sensors. Readers can use the questionnaire to find their own patterns and the patterns of those around them, and can benefit from practical sensory ideas for individuals, families and businesses. Armed with the information in Living Sensationally, people will be able to pick just the right kind of clothing, job and home and know why they are making such choices.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

身體語言密碼 (The Definitive Book of Body Language)

亞倫.皮斯(Allan Pease), 芭芭拉.皮斯(Barbara Pease)
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慧眼觀察,洞悉內心。《身體語言密碼》帶你走進人類潛意識深處,解析人類最神秘的身體信號,開啟無聲世界最複雜的信息密碼,教授比說話更有效的溝通技巧。
一個簡單的握手動作卻暗藏影響世界格局的政治信息,一個無心的眼神交流已然決策千萬級別的商務談判,一個不經意的微笑轉瞬間成交百萬元的銷售大單。細微的身體語言蘊藏著如此巨大的魔力,無論你是政治家、談判專家或是營銷高手,在你不知不覺之間,勝負之局已定。
本書不僅幫你識人、觀相、查心,更能使你透徹地認識自我,讓你從未知到已知,再到掌控,徹底改變你對自己和他人的根本看法,讓你與他人的每一次交鋒都變成一段刺激有趣的人生智慧,使你的工作和生活事半功倍,最終實現人生的幸福與成功。
本書兼有工具性和娛樂性的特點,內容採取開放式的模式,讀者從本書的任何一個部分開始閱讀都不會影響對書中內容的理解。幽默的文字,有趣的圖片,大量生活實例和實驗,為您全面展現身體語言的魅力。無論你是銷售人員、管理者、談判代表或是行政人員,您盡可以輕鬆閱讀。換一種『眼光』洞察一切,令你從出色到卓越,從此溝通無往不利!
(摘錄自anhuinews.com)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Book Smart : Your Essential Reading List for Becoming a Literary Genius in 365 Days

Jane Mallison
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Like taking a private class with an engaging literature professor, Book Smart is your ticket for literary enlightenment all year long and for the rest of your life. Whether you're a passionate turner of pages or you aspire to be better-read, Book Smart expands your knowledge and enjoyment with a month-by-month plan that tackles 120 of the most compelling books of all time.
Throughout the year, each book comes alive with historical notes, highlights on key themes and characters, and advice on how to approach reading. Here is a sampling of what you can expect:

January: Make a fresh start with classics like Beowulf and Dante's Inferno
April: Welcome spring in the company of strong women like Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, and Vanity Fair's Becky Sharpe
August: Bring a breath of fresh air to summer's heat with comedic works from Kingsley Amis and Oscar Wilde
October: Get back to school with young people struggling to grow up in classics like Little Women and recent bestsellers such as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
December: Celebrate year's end with big prizewinners such as The Remains of the Day and Leaves of Grass
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

改變歷史的書 (Books That Changed the World)

唐斯(Robert B. Downs)
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本書介紹16本對世界命運發生重大影響的書,自天文、地理、政治、經濟,到醫學、物理,無所不包。這16本書各有其特色與重要性。作者用提要鉤玄,深入淺出的筆法,指其奧要,斷其得失,更博采眾家之議,以闡明其影響之所在。
16本書各成一個單元,每篇約一萬餘言,各篇中包括作者生平、著書經過、那本書的內容概要、出版後的反響與批評,以及對後世的具體影響;譯者並根據東方讀者需要,加以說明或補充。
社會與人文部分十冊:
馬基維利《君王論》;潘恩《常識》;亞當斯密《國富論》;馬爾薩斯《人口論》;梭羅《不服從論》;史佗夫人《黑奴籲天錄》;馬克思《資本論》;馬漢《海權論》;麥金德《地緣政治學》;希特勒《我的奮鬥》
自然科學部分六冊:
哥白尼《天體運行論》;哈維《血液循環論》;牛頓《數學原理》;達爾文《物種原始論》;佛洛伊德《夢之解析》;愛因斯坦《相對論》
(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, April 11, 2011

How to Read a Book

By Mortimer J. Adler and Charles van Doren
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How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests whereby you can measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension and speed.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

讀書的情趣與藝術

培根(Francis Bacon)等 著;林衡哲,廖運範 譯
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讀書能給人樂趣、文雅和能力。人們獨居或退隱的時候,最能體會到讀書的樂趣;談話的時候,最能表現出讀書的文雅;判斷和處理事務的時候,最能發揮由讀書而獲得的能力。那些有實際經驗而沒有學識的人,也許能夠一一實行或判斷某些事物的細微末節,但對於事業的一般指導、籌劃與處理,還是真正有學問的人才能勝任。耗費過多的時間去讀書便是遲滯,過分用學問自炫便是矯揉造作,而全憑學理判斷一切,則是書呆子的癖好。學問能美化人性,經驗又能充實學問。天生的植物需要人工修剪,人類的本性也需要學問誘導,而學問本身又必須以經驗來規範,否則便太迂闊了。
機巧的人輕視學問,淺薄的人驚服學問,聰明的人卻能利用學問。因為學問本身並不曾把它的用途教給人,至於如何去應用它,那是在學問之外、超越學問之上、由觀察而獲得的一種聰明呢 ……
(摘錄自書中“談讀書”,培根)

Monday, April 4, 2011

How We Grieve : Relearning the World

Thomas Attig
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If we wish to understand loss experiences we must learn details of survivors' stories. The new version (2011 ed.) of How We Grieve: Relearning the World tells in-depth tales of survival to illustrate the poignant disruption of life and suffering that loss entails. It shows how through grieving we overcome challenges, make choices, and reshape our lives. These intimate treatments of coping with loss address the needs of grieving people and those who hope to support and comfort them. The accounts promote understanding of grieving itself, encourage respect for individuality and the uniqueness of loss experiences, show how to deal with helplessness in the face of "choiceless" events, and offer guidance for caregivers.
The stories make it clear that grieving is not about living passively through stages or phases. We are not so alike when we grieve; our experiences are complex and richly textured. Nor is grieving about coming down with "grief symptoms". No one can treat us to make things better. No one can grieve for us.
Grieving is instead an active process of coping and relearning how to be and how to act in a world where loss transforms our lives. Loss forces us to relearn things and places; relationships with others, including fellow survivors, the deceased, even God; and our selves, our daily life patterns, and the meanings of our life stories.
This revision adds an introductory essay about developments in the author's thinking about grieving as "relearning the world." It highlights and clarifies its most distinctive and still salient themes. It elaborates on how his thinking about these themes has expanded and deepened since the first edition. And it places his treatment of those themes in the broader context of current writings on grief and loss.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

學習樂觀•樂觀學習 (Learned Optimism)

馬汀.塞利格曼 (Martin E.P. Seligman)
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你習慣用什麼方式、以什麼角度來解釋發生在你身邊的事?特別是每個人在生活中難免遇到的不愉快。有的人會因為小小的挫折而全盤否定自己,有的人卻能在失敗中找到改進的方法繼續努力。這些截然不同的發展結果,源自不同的解釋形態。
解釋形態是一種習慣性的思考方式,但這並不是先天的特質,而是後天學習得來的;我們在不知不覺中養成了這些慣性思維,但是既然是學習得來,就有改造的可能性。本書特別針對經常有負面思想習慣(或悲觀解釋形態)的人,提供一套改變的技巧:從分析遭遇到不愉快事件時產生的信念及後果,檢視自己是以什麼樣的方式跟角度解釋周遭發生的事情,找出其中不合理的地方,然後提出證據反駁悲觀信念、轉移注意力,練習自我激勵,就能漸漸改變思考的習慣,走出無助感。


掌握樂觀思考的技巧讓人在困境中不至於流於冷漠、憂鬱或沮喪,幫助情緒管理,還能帶來良好的健康狀態,同時有助於開創事業上的佳績。無論你從事什麼行業、在人際關係中扮演什麼角色,根據書中方法勤於練習,你也可以學習樂觀,樂觀學習。


(摘錄自博客來網路書店)