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Blindness

By José Saramago
  • ISBN Code: : 054753759X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 749
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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A stunningly powerful novel of humanity's will to survive against all odds during an epidemic by a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. An International Bestseller • "This is a shattering work by a literary master.”—Boston Globe A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides seven strangers—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and the procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. A magnificent parable of loss and disorientation, Blindness has swept the reading public with its powerful portrayal of our worst appetites and weaknesses—and humanity's ultimately exhilarating spirit. "This is a an important book, one that is unafraid to face all of the horror of the century."—Washington Post A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year

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Face Blind

By Lance Hawvermale
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  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Book Code : 1466890576
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: face-blind.pdf

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A man with a neurological disorder that prevents him from recognizing human faces confronts an enigmatic killer in Chile's Atacama desert - the most lifeless place on earth Gabe Traylin is face-blind, unable to tell one person from the next. Content to earn his living well away from civilization, he works as an astronomer at an observatory in the earth's driest desert, where no rain has fallen in 400 years. But when he witnesses a murder that he's unable to stop or comprehend, Gabe finds himself drawn into an investigation with disastrous consequences. Unable to provide a description of the killer to the police or explain his own erratic actions, he becomes their suspect in a series of horrific and unexplained mutilations. To discover the truth before he's arrested for crimes he didn't commit, he must put his trust in three strangers: a young traveler with a purpose, a washed-up novelist who believes he's bulletproof, and an alluring woman with a face he'll never see. Together they unearth the secrets of Chile's fascist past, a time of kidnappings, torture, and political turmoil and venture further into the desert, discovering the secrets of revenge as well as the secrets of themselves. Moody, atmospheric and compulsively readable, Lance Hawvermale's Face Blind is in a class of thriller all by itself.

Black, Blind, & In Charge

By David Paterson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1510763090
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: black-blind-in-charge.pdf

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"I have had this desire my whole life to prove people wrong, to show them I could do things they didn't think I could do.”--David Paterson A title that hits you between the eyes is second only to a Governor put in office by a prostitution scandal. Scandals aside, David Paterson overcame severe disability and racial prejudice to become a state senator, lieutenant governor, and—unexpectedly—governor of New York. Paterson is well known for his remarkable vision. In a rising climate of denial and with fiscal crisis looming, Paterson appeared—seemingly from the wilderness—to sound the alarm about the impending crisis after being in service for only a few months. But his leadership extends well beyond reducing a 21.3-billion-dollar budget deficit during the worst economic downturn in recent history. From standing in protest outside Amazon against Kindle accessibility for the blind, to advocating the overthrow of a corrupt Trinidadian government, he made his mark during his three-year tenure. He made procedural changes that resulted in no state budget being late since his departure from office. He fought for same sex marriage and against disability discrimination. When he appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live, he even quipped, “You guys spent so much time talking about my blindness that I forgot I was black.” Paterson was the first and only blind governor—other than a man who held the title for eleven days in 1975—and the fourth person of African descent to hold the office of governor in American history. Paterson may also be the only governor in history to have been arrested outside the governor's office prior to his service. You will want to read about that one. His candid admissions, even while serving as governor, are refreshing in this era where the truth and public servants are rarely mentioned in the same sentence. This book is at times hilarious, shocking, heartfelt, and then—when you least expect it—soulful, passionate, irreverent, and extraordinary. This is a self-help book encapsulated from the memories of one who continues to help himself through his service to others, the credo of public life. Since leaving office, the former governor has flourished as a talk show host, consultant to industry, Chair of the NY State Democratic Party, Director of Investments with the Moldaver Paterson Lee Group at Stifel Investment Bank, and now Senior Vice President & Special Advisor to the President of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. What’s next for David Paterson? The governor stated in one of his lighter moments in the journey of Black, Blind and In Charge: “I may take a run at the Presidency, or, better still, the Vice Presidency and another scandal.”

Blind Ambition

By Chad E. Foster
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Book Code : 1400222656
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: blind-ambition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For anyone seeking to live life to its fullest potential, Blind Ambition is an eye-opening account of a tech industry executive who overcame fear and hopelessness to turn his blindness disability into a powerful, competitive strength. While most people were preparing for the adventure of adult life, Chad E. Foster was watching the world he grew up with fade to black but that didn’t stop him from becoming the first blind person to graduate from the Harvard Business School leadership program and climbing the corporate ladder as a successful finance/sales executive. With determination, ambition, and drive, Chad created what Oracle said would be impossible. He gave millions of people the ability to earn a living by becoming the first to create customer relationship software for the visually impaired. Even if you've been robbed of your self-identity and dreams for the future, you can change your story and achieve your goals. In Blind Ambition, readers and listeners will: Be inspired by Chad’s story of how he transformed the loss of his vision into a gift with unique strengths and abilities he did not have before. See how we choose the stories we tell ourselves about our circumstances and how this either limits us or propels us toward our goals. Gain new perspective on what is possible when you shift your mindset, give up making excuses, and decide that you oversee who you want to be. Learn the mental model that Chad uses to quickly overcome frustrations and stressors. Overcoming the challenges of blindness improved Chad’s perspective, making him more resilient and grateful for the life that he has. Ultimately, Chad's unforgettable lessons and outlook will inspire listeners to overcome their perceived limitations and explore new possibilities where they once may have only seen obstacles. Blind Ambition will teach you how to take advantage of your disadvantages.

Blind

By Rachel DeWoskin
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698137094
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: blind.pdf

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When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used to be the invisible kid, but now it seems everyone is watching her. And just as she’s about to start high school and try to recover her friendships and former life, one of her classmates is found dead in an apparent suicide. Fifteen and blind, Emma has to untangle what happened and why—in order to see for herself what makes life worth living. Unflinching in its portrayal of Emma’s darkest days, yet full of hope and humor, Rachel DeWoskin’s brilliant Blind is one of those rare books that utterly absorbs the reader into the life and experience of another.

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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : EAN:8596547028888
  • Total of Pages : 105
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 985
  • Pdf File: the-blind-musician.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Blind Musician is a novel by Vladimir Korolenko. Essentially a sketch, this psychological study like treatise focuses on two blind children and a musician, detailing their struggles and accomplishments.

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By Kim Meeder,Laurie Sacher
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  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Book Code : 1601422814
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 888
  • Pdf File: blind-hope.pdf

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An unwanted dog. An emotional rescue. Two lives forever changed. Laurie's dreams had been shattered before she came to work at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch—the ranch of rescued dreams—where broken horses and broken children encounter healing every day. In an attempt to soothe her aching soul, Laurie reached out to save a dog in need. And she soon began to realize that the dog was rescuing her. An inspiring true story told through the engaging voice of Kim Meeder, Blind Hope reveals poignant life lessons Laurie experienced from her ailing, yet courageous canine friend. Despite the blindness of her dog—and her own heart—Laurie uncovered what she really needed most: authentic love, unconditional trust, and true acceptance, faults and all. As Laurie and her dog, Mia, both learned to follow the lead of a master they couldn’t see, Laurie discovered the transforming power of God’s grace even for imperfect and selfish people—and she experienced a greater love than she had ever known. “Love is a bridge that stands firm through difficulties and connects one heart directly to another, not because of how it looks, but because of what it is.” —Kim Meeder, Blind Hope

Short Story Press Presents Blind Girl Meets a Ghost

By Short Story Press,Marielle Sabbag
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  • Publisher : Short Story Press
  • Book Code : 1647589991
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 425
  • Pdf File: short-story-press-presents-blind-girl-meets-a-ghost.pdf

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Blindness Never Stops a Friendship is not just about a friendship, but also other powerful themes. - The story centers around a girl named Katherine, fifteen years of age - Recently blind in a car accident which killed her mother - Now is in the care of her estranged aunt, who is hiding secrets - Katherine tries her best to make a relationship with Morgan, only it is clear that the woman is hiding secrets - Starting school, Katherine finds it difficult to make friends, feeling everyone is avoiding her due to her disability - During her first day, at lunch, Katherine wanders into the courtyard where she meets a boy - Named Bradley, he is distant but talkative, glad to finally have a friend also feeling outcasted by the school - Upon talking about Bradley, Morgan and other adults in the school act strangely regarding the subject - One day at lunch, Bradley confides in Katherine that he is gay which is why he is an outcast - Katherine is being asked multiple questions by teachers regarding her having lunch out in the courtyard. - One day, Bradley finally admits a dark secret, forcing Katherine to run away, only into the hands of the school’s office. - Wanting to flush out secrets, Katherine and her Aunt finally confront Bradley and admit the truth in a heartfelt scene Each chapter is a riveting experience building up to an on-edge confrontation. It’s up to you to picture the events. Blindness Never Stops a Friendship will not be a disappointing read. About the Author Marielle Sabbag is a recent graduate from Endicott College. There she majored in English: Creative Writing. Growing up in Massachusetts, Marielle never wasted a rainy day. Writing has been her greatest passion since the age of eleven. Authors have inspired her with their unique stories to write adventures of her own. Ever since she is never seen without a pencil and notebook in hand. Writing brings out creativity and imagination also passes along inspiration. She hopes to inspire others with the words she leaves behind. If you can write then you can do it. Everyone has a story to share. Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.

Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story

By Ed Lucas,Christopher Lucas
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1476785856
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: seeing-home.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Soon to be a major motion picture, Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story is the incredible true tale of a beloved Emmy-winning blind broadcaster who refused to let his disability prevent him from overcoming many challenging obstacles and achieving his dreams. In 1951, when he was only twelve years old, Ed Lucas was hit between the eyes by a baseball during a sandlot game in Jersey City. He lost his sight forever. To cheer him up, his mother wrote letters to baseball superstars of the day, explaining her son’s condition. Soon Ed was invited into their clubhouses and dugouts, as the players and coaches personally made him feel at home. Despite the warm reception he got from his heroes, Ed was told repeatedly by others that he would never be able to accomplish anything worthwhile because of his limitations. But Hall-of-Famer Phil Rizzuto became Ed’s mentor and encouraged him to pursue his passion—broadcasting. Ed then overcame hundreds of barriers, big and small, to become a pioneer—the first blind person covering baseball on a regular basis, a career he has successfully continued for six decades. Ed may have lost his sight, but he never lost his faith, which got him through many pitfalls and dark days. When Ed’s two sons were very young, his wife walked out and left him to raise them all by himself, which he did. Six years later, Ed’s ex-wife returned and sued him for full custody, saying that a blind man shouldn’t have her kids. The judge agreed, tearing Ed's sons away from their father's loving home. Ed fought the heartbreaking decision with appeals all the way up to the highest level of the court system. Eventually, he prevailed, marking the very first time in US history that a disabled person was awarded custody over a non-disabled spouse. Even in his later years, Ed is still enjoying a remarkably blessed life. In 2006, he married his second wife, Allison, at home plate in old Yankee Stadium, the only time that such a thing ever happened on that iconic spot. Yankee owner George Steinbrenner himself catered the whole affair, which was shown live on national television. Seeing Home: The Ed Lucas Story is truly a magical read and a universally uplifting and inspirational tale for everyone, whether or not you happen to be a sports fan. Over his long and amazing life, Ed has collected hundreds of anecdotes from his personal relationships and encounters with everyone, from kings and presidents to movie stars and sports Hall-of-Famers, many of which he shares in this memoir, using his trademark humorous and engaging style, cowritten with his youngest son, Christopher.

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By Edward St. Aubyn
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374717478
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: double-blind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Double Blind follows three close friends and their circle through a year of extraordinary transformation. Set inLondon, Cap d'Antibes, Big Sur, and a rewilded corner of Sussex, this thrilling, ambitious novel is about the headlong pursuit of knowledge—for the purposes of pleasure, revelation, money, sanity, or survival—and the consequences of fleeing from what we know about others and ourselves. When Olivia meets a new lover just as she is welcoming her best friend, Lucy, back from New York, her dedicated academic life expands precipitously. Her connection to Francis, a committed naturalist living off the grid, is immediate and startling. Eager to involve Lucy in her joy, Olivia introduces the two—but Lucy has received shocking news of her own that binds the trio unusually close. Over the months that follow, Lucy’s boss, Hunter, Olivia’s psychoanalyst parents, and a young man named Sebastian are pulled into the friends’ orbit, and not one of them will emerge unchanged. Expansive, playful, and compassionate, Edward St. Aubyn's Double Blind investigates themes of inheritance, determinism, freedom, consciousness, and the stories we tell about ourselves. It is as compelling about ecology, psychoanalysis, genetics, and neuroscience as it is about love, fear, and courage. Most of all, it is a perfect expression of the interconnections it sets out to examine, and a moving evocation of an imagined world that is deeply intelligent, often tender, curious, and very much alive.

Library Resources for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

By DIANE Publishing Company
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 0788127322
  • Total of Pages : 91
  • Category :
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  • Pdf File: library-resources-for-the-blind-and-physically-handicapped.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Libraries & machine-lending agencies are arranged alphabetically by state. Within each state, the regional library appears first, followed by subregional libraries listed alphabetically by city. Each entry includes full address, telephone #, in-WATS #, TDD #, fax #, geographic area serviced, name of librarian, machine agency name, hours of operation, book collection, special collections, assistive devices, special services, & publications. Extensive statistics on readership, circulation, budget, staff, & collections.

The Blind Man With Greater Insight Part 2

By Vusi Mxolisi Zitha
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 3748781113
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 821
  • Pdf File: the-blind-man-with-greater-insight-part-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Chaos overwhelms the individuals of the land when notorious youth that didn't know the history of the kingdom's wellbeing emerged. In the process, the prince burns his father alive due to greediness and impatience to take over the throne and impose his will. However the blind man is next to be eliminated, but before the thoughts of killing him crossed the prince's mind; the blind man has already adapted an unbelievable and strange strategy to avoid being killed while he continues to dish out his wisdom to the people to save them from self-destruction and the land from ignorance and arrogance. Nevertheless, will the blind man's adapted technique rescue him for good or will he be apprehended and killed? Find out.

Assistive Technology for Visually Impaired and Blind People

By Marion Hersh,Michael A Johnson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1846288673
  • Total of Pages : 725
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 736
  • Pdf File: assistive-technology-for-visually-impaired-and-blind-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Equal accessibility to public places and services is now required by law in many countries. For the vision-impaired, specialised technology often can provide a fuller enjoyment of the facilities of society, from large scale meetings and public entertainments to reading a book or making music. This volume explores the engineering and design principles and techniques used in assistive technology for blind and vision-impaired people. This book maintains the currency of knowledge for engineers and health workers who develop devices and services for people with sight loss, and is an excellent source of reference for students of assistive technology and rehabilitation.

My Heart Is Not Blind

By
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  • Publisher : Trinity University Press
  • Book Code : 1595348751
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: my-heart-is-not-blind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

My Heart Is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception is a collection of stunning portraits of blind and visually impaired people taken by photographer Michael Nye. Each image is accompanied by an intimate story told by the subject concerning his or her experiences and unique perspective. The causes of vision loss range from genetic predispositions (retinitis pigmentosa) or disease (glaucoma) to external circumstances such as accidents (struck by a train) or violence (gunshot wound). The people in this diverse group differ not only in their particular conditions and losses but also in their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Taken as a whole, however, the accounts of adapting to changing modes of perception are bound by a common theme of resilience, revealed in shared reactions and unexpected insights. The subjects depicted in My Heart Is Not Blind share their experiences and unique perspectives in a personal narratives that accompany their respective portraits. Most speak of the transition from sight to vision loss, and how that has changed—and not changed—their ability to perceive the surrounding world. Some question the classification of blindness as a disability. One participant proposes that blindness may, in some ways, even aid in perception, musing, “if you can always see the sun, you can never discover the stars.” My Heart Is Not Blind offers a window into the world of the blind and visually impaired, revealing surprising similarities and fascinating differences alongside compelling accounts of survival, adaptation, and heightened understanding. The collection invites us to reconsider what we think we know about blindness in order to gain a deeper understanding of vision and perception.

Stand Up or Sit Out: Memories and Musings of a Blind Wrestler, Runner and All-around Regular Guy

By Anthony Candela
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098005678
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 521
  • Pdf File: stand-up-or-sit-out.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this memoir, Anthony Candela, a self-described "all-around regular guy," traverses a lifetime of challenges. Some of these are accidents of birth, like his poor eyesight and slow trek to blindness, and some are of his own making, like choosing to compete as a scholar-athlete. Infused with lots of New Yorkana, a touch of California, and a few related historical references, this memoir conveys that in any environment, life does not always follow a prescribed course. Moreover, as humans, all of us are imperfect. This includes people with disabilities who are often thought of as transcendent beings, but who should also be regarded as "all-around regular guys." Just like the rest of the human race, they often strive imperfectly to get through life. In his descriptions, the author hopes that readers will understand a little more about the nuts and bolts of running and wrestling, not to mention skiing and scuba diving. The ups and downs of coping with life and progressive loss of eyesight and, by extraction, disability in general will be clearer. Readers will come away with a fuller appreciation of the ways people deal with challenges. In the end, we all have a choice whether to stand up or sit out. The story related in these pages will occasionally give you cause to chuckle or even shed tears of sadness or joy. Above all else, it will enlighten you about why things happen the way they do. Ultimately, this memoir increases our understanding of what it means to be truly human. Perhaps after reading it, we will be kinder and gentler to each other. Most important, perhaps we will take it a little easier on ourselves.

Blind People

By Shlomo Deshen
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 143840090X
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 490
  • Pdf File: blind-people.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Blind People approaches disability from a fresh perspective: people with an unusual body are conceived of relativistically as a variant of humanity, much the way anthropology approaches people of different culture. While deeply empathic to its subject matter, Blind People raises questions that anthropologists ask routinely, but which are commonly avoided in everyday life because they touch on sensitive matters. Based on fieldwork in Israel, the book constitutes an ethnography of blind Israelis. It starts by focusing on intimate issues of the management of the sightless body, goes on to discuss the role of the blind person in the domestic setting, and moves to issues of how the blind person strives to attain material requirements. Finally, the book relates the way blind people cope with problems of associating with both blind and sighted people in arenas of leisure activity and public affairs. Deshen’s book aims to present a truthful, dignified, fully human depiction, in the tradition of socio-cultural anthropology.

The Blind Eye

By Georgia Blain
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  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Book Code : 1743314248
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 256
  • Pdf File: the-blind-eye.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Blind Eye captures brilliantly the enervating spirit of an emptied town.' - The Age.

Blind Faith

By Mark Dowdy with Michelle Dowdy
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098045742
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: blind-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Blind Faith is the story of a boy who didn't need to see to believe. Mark Dowdy was born blind, with only light perception and a vague sense of shape to form his concept of the environment around him. Music was his friend from the beginning, helping him to bridge the gap between his clouded perception and the sighted world. In Blind Faith, you will read about a boy who knew the heartache of thirteen failed eye operations by age ten, as well as the thrill of performing his music before thousands at the same time. At age fifteen, Mark became the first blind Eagle Scout in the state of Georgia while simultaneously watching his friends getting their driver's licenses and coming to the realization that he would never be able to drive a car. Then at age thirty-seven came the prayer that changed everything and a surgery that would give him a chance to see the world as never before. Would this surgery be different? Would Mark get the opportunity to see his wife and small children and the world around him with greater clarity? Read Mark Dowdy's inspiring journey from believing to seeing-and trusting God with his past, present, and future.

Blind Spot

By Teju Cole
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0399591087
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 789
  • Pdf File: blind-spot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this innovative synthesis of words and images, the award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions. One of Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of the Year • One of Smithsonian.com’s Ten Best Photography Books of the Year When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He’s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole’s inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, eye, and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. Here, journey through more than 150 of Cole’s original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, forming a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel: from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a parking lot in Brooklyn; landscapes and interiors, beautiful or quotidian, that inspire Cole’s memories, fantasies, and introspections. Ships in Capri remind him of the work of writers from Homer to Edna O’Brien; a hotel room in Wannsee brings back a disturbing dream about a friend’s death; a home in Tivoli evokes a transformative period of semi-blindness, after which “the photography changed. . . . The looking changed.” As exquisitely wrought as the work of Anne Carson or Chris Marker, Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature. Praise for Blind Spot “Common things [are] made radiant by the quality of Cole’s looking. . . . In this new, luminous book, Cole shows himself to be really one of the best at seeing.”—The Guardian “This lyrical essay in photographs paired with texts explores the mysteries of the ordinary.”—The New York Times Books Review (Editors’ Choice) “Stunning . . . feels like the fulfillment of an intellectual project that has defined most of [Cole’s] career.”—Slate “Dazzling . . . cerebral yet intimate . . . combines personal essay, history, biography, journalism, and photography into a seamless package, capturing human dignity and grace through careful, clear-eyed reverence.”—Vice “An eclectically brilliant distillation of what photography can do, and why it remains an important art form.”—San Francisco Chronicle

None So Blind

By Alis Hawkins
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  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Book Code : 1800322372
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 160
  • Pdf File: none-so-blind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

West Wales, 1850. When an old tree root is dug up, the remains of a young woman are found. Harry Probert-Lloyd, a young barrister forced home from London by encroaching blindness, has been dreading this discovery. He knows exactly whose bones they are. Working with his clerk, John Davies, Harry is determined to expose the guilty. But the investigation turns up more questions than answers and raises long-buried secrets. The search for the truth will prove costly. But will Harry and John pay the highest price? Praise for Alis Hawkins 'Beautifully written, cunningly plotted, with one of the most interesting central characters.' E.S. Thomson 'The most interesting historical crime creation of the year.' Phil Rickman

Blind Sight

By Meg Howrey
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307379612
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 823
  • Pdf File: blind-sight.pdf

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This spellbinding story introduces the unforgettable seventeen-year-old narrator, Luke Prescott, who has been brought up in a bohemian matriarchy by his divorced New Age mother, a religious grandmother, and two precocious half-sisters. Having spent a short lifetime swinging agreeably between the poles of Eastern mysticism and New England Puritanism, Luke is fascinated by the new fields of brain science and believes in having evidence for his beliefs. “Without evidence,” he declares, “you just have hope, which is nice, but not reliable.” Luke is writing his college applications when his father—a famous television star whom he never knew—calls and invites him to Los Angeles for the summer. Luke accepts and is plunged into a world of location shooting, celebrity interviews, glamorous parties, and premieres. As he begins to know the difference between his father’s public persona and his private one, Luke finds himself sorting through his own personal mythology. By the end of the summer Luke thinks he has found the answers he’s been seeking, only to discover that the differences between truth and belief are not always easy to spot, and that evidence can be withheld: when Luke returns home, his mother reveals something she knows will change everything for him. With Blind Sight, Meg Howrey gives us a smart, funny, and deeply moving story about truth versus belief, about what we do and don’t tell ourselves—with the result, as Luke says, that we don’t always know what we know.

Mathilde Blind

By James Diedrick
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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Book Code : 0813939321
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Poetry
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With Mathilde Blind: Late-Victorian Culture and the Woman of Letters, James Diedrick offers a groundbreaking critical biography of the German-born British poet Mathilde Blind (1841–1896), a freethinking radical feminist. Born to politically radical parents, Blind had, by the time she was thirty, become a pioneering female aesthete in a mostly male community of writers, painters, and critics, including Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Morris, Ford Madox Brown, William Michael Rossetti, and Richard Garnett. By the 1880s she had become widely recognized for a body of writing that engaged contemporary issues such as the Woman Question, the forced eviction of Scottish tenant farmers in the Highland Clearances, and Darwin’s evolutionary theory. She subsequently emerged as a prominent voice and leader among New Woman writers at the end of the century, including Mona Caird, Rosamund Marriott Watson, and Katharine Tynan. She also developed important associations with leading male decadent writers of the fin de siècle, most notably, Oscar Wilde and Arthur Symons. Despite her extensive contributions to Victorian debates on aesthetics, religion, nationhood, imperialism, gender, and sexuality, however, Blind has yet to receive the prominence she deserves in studies of the period. As the first full-length biography of this trailblazing woman of letters, Mathilde Blind underscores the importance of her poetry and her critical writings (her work on Shelley, biographies of George Eliot and Madame Roland, and her translations of Strauss and Bashkirtseff) for the literature and culture of the fin de siècle.

Blind Estimation Using Higher-Order Statistics

By Asoke Kumar Nandi
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1475729855
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 724
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In the signal-processing research community, a great deal of progress in higher-order statistics (HOS) began in the mid-1980s. These last fifteen years have witnessed a large number of theoretical developments as well as real applications. Blind Estimation Using Higher-Order Statistics focuses on the blind estimation area and records some of the major developments in this field. Blind Estimation Using Higher-Order Statistics is a welcome addition to the few books on the subject of HOS and is the first major publication devoted to covering blind estimation using HOS. The book provides the reader with an introduction to HOS and goes on to illustrate its use in blind signal equalisation (which has many applications including (mobile) communications), blind system identification, and blind sources separation (a generic problem in signal processing with many applications including radar, sonar and communications). There is also a chapter devoted to robust cumulant estimation, an important problem where HOS results have been encouraging. Blind Estimation Using Higher-Order Statistics is an invaluable reference for researchers, professionals and graduate students working in signal processing and related areas.

The Blind Storyteller

By Iris Berent
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190061936
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 656
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Do newborns think? Do they know that "three" is greater than "two"? Do they prefer "right" to "wrong"? What about emotions--can newborns recognize happiness or anger? If the answer to these questions is yes, then how are our inborn thoughts and feelings encoded in our bodies? Could they persist after we die? Going all the way back to ancient Greece, human nature and the mind-body problem have been the topics of fierce scholarly debates. But laypeople also have strong opinions about such matters. Most people believe, for example, that newborn babies don't know the difference between right and wrong--such knowledge, they insist, can only be learned. For emotions, they presume the opposite--that our capacity to feel fear, for example, is both inborn and embodied. These beliefs are stories we tell ourselves about what we know and who we are. They reflect and influence our understanding of ourselves and others and they guide every aspect of our lives. In The Blind Storyteller, the cognitive psychologist Iris Berent exposes a chasm between our intuitive understanding of human nature and the conclusions emerging from science. Her conclusions show that many of our stories are misguided. Just like Homer, we, the storyteller, are blind. How could we get it so wrong? In a twist that could have come out of a Greek tragedy, Berent proposes that our errors are our fate. These mistakes emanate from the very principles that make our minds tick: Our blindness to human nature is rooted in human nature itself. An intellectual journey that draws on philosophy, anthropology, linguistics, cognitive science, and Berent's own cutting-edge research, The Blind Storyteller grapples with a host of provocative questions, from why we are so afraid of zombies, to whether dyslexia is "just in our heads," from what happens to us when we die, to why we are so infatuated with our brains. The end result is a startling new perspective on the age-old nature/nurture debate--and on what it means to be human.

Blind Equalization in Neural Networks

By Liyi Zhang
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110449676
  • Total of Pages : 268
  • Category : Computers
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The book begins with an introduction of blind equalization theory and its application in neural networks, then discusses the algorithms in recurrent networks, fuzzy networks and other frequently-studied neural networks. Each algorithm is accompanied by derivation, modeling and simulation, making the book an essential reference for electrical engineers, computer intelligence researchers and neural scientists.

Blind Spot

By Paul Marshall,Lela Gilbert,Roberta Green-Ahmanson
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199705690
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 731
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Why do the media so often miss or misunderstand major news stories? One reason is that, in today's complex and pervasively religious world, understanding religion is vital in accurately reporting and interpreting current events. The authors of Blind Spot argue that all too frequently journalists and commentators do not take religion seriously and therefore fail to grasp the religious context of the news. Blind Spot's essays examine news stories reported by major media sources in which key religious dimensions were ignored, overlooked, or misrepresented. These stories range from the 2004 U.S. presidential elections, to Iran, Iraq, and the papal succession. Blind Spot offers all readers -- whether people of faith or not -- an interesting and balanced analysis of the news media's uneasy relationship with religion and religious issues.

BLIND PROMISES

By Diana Palmer,Hiromi Kobayashi
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  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Book Code : 4596286302
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 816
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I want to bring the light back into his dark, closed heart! In the same collision that killed her mother, Dana’s face was scarred for life. To cope with the pain and suffering, she accepts a live-in nursing job for a temporarily blind man. Gannon has been swamped in anger since the day he lost his sight, but Dana’s determined to bring the light back into his dark, closed heart! And once his heart awakens, who knows what future it might find?

The Blind Man of Hoy

By Red Szell
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  • Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Book Code : 1910124230
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 643
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From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds. That was in 1983 when I was thirteen. Within months I was tackling my first crags and dreaming of standing atop Europe's tallest sea stack with the Atlantic pounding 450 feet below. Those dreams went dark at nineteen when I learned I was going blind. I hung up my harness for twenty years and tried to ignore the twinge of desire I felt every time The Old Man appeared on TV.' Middle aged, by now a family man, crime novelist and occasional radio personality, Red Szell's life nonetheless felt incomplete. He was still climbing, but only indoors until he shared his old, unforgotten, dream with his buddies, Matthew and Andres, and it became obvious that an attempt had to be made. With the help of mountain guides Martin Moran and Nick Carter, and adventure cameraman Keith Partridge, supported by family and an ever growing following, Red set out to confront the Orcadian giant.

Blind People’s Pragmatic Abilities

By Jolanta Sak-Wernicka
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443891649
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 223
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This book offers an analysis of blind people’s pragmatic abilities. By exploring the impact of visual impairment on the interpretation of utterances, it identifies common ground between the pragmatic analysis of comprehension and visual impairment, and shows how the study of pragmatics can be enriched by the study of visual impairment. It also investigates the role of accessible contextual cues and the effect of visual impairment on comprehension. Although it is generally accepted that context plays a crucial role in comprehension, it is still unknown what effect a lack (or insufficiency) of certain contextual information has on interpretation and mutual communication between people. This raises the question of whether people who are blind are equally competent and successful in interpreting spoken language as sighted people. Also, bearing in mind the specific difficulties and delays faced by blind children in social and linguistic development indicated in previous studies, it is worth exploring whether these initial difficulties are eventually overcome by blind adults. This book, in offering a satisfactory answer to this relevant question, is one of the very few publications devoted to the analysis of the pragmalinguistic consequences of blindness.

The Big Blind

By Lavie Tidhar
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  • Publisher : Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1625675410
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 513
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“Tidhar changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells.” –Library Journal The daughter of a legendary card player with skills of her own, Claire doesn’t want to go into the family business. She’s heard the call, and she desperately wants to become a nun. But when her convent comes under financial threat, Claire must leave what she loves to save what she loves–and enter an international poker tournament. Both a poker novella and a meditation on faith, The Big Blind is a taut, heartfelt and compelling new book from multiple award winner Lavie Tidhar. “Lavie Tidhar is one of the great writers of my generation.” –Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Mexican Gothic “An utterly original voice in contemporary fiction.” –Daniel Polansky, author of The Seventh Perfection “In a genre entirely of his own, and quite possibly a warped genius.” –Ian McDonald, author of Time Was

Flying Blind

By Peter Robison
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  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Book Code : 0385546505
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 612
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NEW YORK TIMES BUSINESS BEST SELLER • A suspenseful behind-the-scenes look at the dysfunction that contributed to one of the worst tragedies in modern aviation: the 2018 and 2019 crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX. An "authoritative, gripping and finely detailed narrative that charts the decline of one of the great American companies" (New York Times Book Review), from the award-winning reporter for Bloomberg. Boeing is a century-old titan of industry. It played a major role in the early days of commercial flight, World War II bombing missions, and moon landings. The planemaker remains a cornerstone of the U.S. economy, as well as a linchpin in the awesome routine of modern air travel. But in 2018 and 2019, two crashes of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 killed 346 people. The crashes exposed a shocking pattern of malfeasance, leading to the biggest crisis in the company’s history—and one of the costliest corporate scandals ever. How did things go so horribly wrong at Boeing? Flying Blind is the definitive exposé of the disasters that transfixed the world. Drawing from exclusive interviews with current and former employees of Boeing and the FAA; industry executives and analysts; and family members of the victims, it reveals how a broken corporate culture paved the way for catastrophe. It shows how in the race to beat the competition and reward top executives, Boeing skimped on testing, pressured employees to meet unrealistic deadlines, and convinced regulators to put planes into service without properly equipping them or their pilots for flight. It examines how the company, once a treasured American innovator, became obsessed with the bottom line, putting shareholders over customers, employees, and communities. By Bloomberg investigative journalist Peter Robison, who covered Boeing as a beat reporter during the company’s fateful merger with McDonnell Douglas in the late ‘90s, this is the story of a business gone wildly off course. At once riveting and disturbing, it shows how an iconic company fell prey to a win-at-all-costs mentality, threatening an industry and endangering countless lives.

The Country of the Blind

By Elizabeth Garland
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1039101674
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 582
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When law student Sarah Yung is raped, she accuses Paul, long-time friend and fellow student, of the assault. Paul is escorted off campus and is barred from returning while his case is investigated. Protesting his innocence, Paul reaches out to faculty advisor, Professor Alice Gordon, for help in navigating the university’s complex systems and to assist him in continuing his PhD studies while he waits at a nearby motel for the process to unfold. Convinced of Paul’s innocence, Alice and colleague Professor Bush partner with the young man’s priest to try to discover what really happened in the early morning hours of October 20, 2017. While Paul’s team investigates the rape, others seek to use the situation to their own advantage, creating a climate that leads to anger, vandalism, assault and, ultimately, murder. This diary-like account, written by a narrator recalling the events of ten years before, challenges our modern ideas of community, provokes thought about the meaning of friendship, and explores how belief impacts the ways in which we navigate the realities of our lives. Integral to the story is the modern culture of the academy where a new form of religion challenges traditional faith and where politics is an ever-present factor. An engaging twist on the classic whodunnit, The Country of the Blind recounts the shattering events over a period of thirteen days in which lives in this small university community are forever changed.