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"Sea Story!" & Other Sketches PDF Print E-mail
Books by Mensans
Written by Tom Elliott   

Author: Cdr. Corwin A. Bell, U.S. Navy Ret.

Publisher: CreateSpace

A collection of nautical stories, essays, parodies, lampoons, fiction, and other material based on his life of adventure as fleet command advisor to the Vietnamese Navy in Saigon, skipper of the USS Morton, XO of the Pearl Harbor Naval Station in Hawaii, and heroic rescuer of 52 Vietnamese refugees fleeing from communist Vietnam. [Bulletin Nov/Dec 2011]

10 Things Not to Say to your Gifted Child: One Family's Perspective PDF Print E-mail
Books on gifted children

Author: Nancy Helbrenner, Ph.D. et al

Publisher: Great Potential Press

recommended by Laura Royal. The author shares her own experiences with her three gifted children, including her mistakes and what she learned from them. Each chapter is based on one of the 10 no-nos. [Bulletin Nov/Dec 2011]

Gifted Children and Gifted Education PDF Print E-mail
Books on gifted children

Author:Gary A. Davis, PhD. 
Publisher:Great Potential Press, Scottsdale, Arizona
ISBN: 0-910707-73-1

At age 6, Joshua was a music student at Julliard. He made his concert debut playing Haydn's "D-Major Piano Concerto" with the New York String Society, but this didn't matter. In the first grade, he had to spend hours with the other children clapping the rhythm for quarter notes. If Frankenstein and Pinocchio were children, do you think the former might be diagnosed as gifted and the latter as "having trouble thinking logically?" That's one of the questions that Gary asks, as he begins each chapter with a humorous version of a children's tale to explain how to detect and cultivate talents in gifted children. Topics include

How and Why I Started My Own Colloidal Silver Home-Based Business PDF Print E-mail
Books by Mensans
Written by Tom Elliott   

Author: A. Alexander Stella

Publisher: Amazon

If you're interested in starting a unique business and have some basic electronics skills, (this) may be for you. Since the 1990s, colloidal silver has been touted amongst alternative medicine devotees as a cure-all for cancer, HIV, diabetes, herpes, TB, and a host of other serious ills and is sold as a dietary supplement in many health food stores, flea markets, and over the Internet. So, why not make your own and huckster it yourself? Included are schematics for assembling a device to brew high-quality colloidal silver, which you can mark up 220 percent and still beat eny of the competition.[Bulletin Nov/Dec 2011]

Ancient Computers, Part I -- Rediscovery PDF Print E-mail
Books by Mensans
Written by Tom Elliott   

Author: Stephen Kent Stephenson

Publisher: Amazon

(This work) is the result of Stephenson's 10 years of research into how the ancient Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and Babylonian numeric systems could be used to record abaci calculation results to perform the accounting and engineering necessary for building the greatest structures and empires in human history. [Bulletin Nov/Dec 2011]


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