Stephen Hawking A Life Well Lived
In 1963 stephen hawking was given two years to live. Defying all the odds, he died in march 2018 at age seventy-six as the most celebrated scientist in the world. This carefully researched, and now newly updated, up-to-the-minute biography and tribute gives a rich picture of hawking’s remarkable life – his childhood, the heart-rending beginning of his struggle with motor neurone disease, his ever-increasing international fame, and his long personal battle for survival in pursuit of a scientific understanding of the universe. From more recent years,
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ස්ටීව් ජොබ්ස්, බිල් ගේට්ස්, රටන් ටාටා, රිචඩ් බ්රන්සන්, වෝල්ට් ඩිස්නි, මාර්ක් සකර්බර්ග්, හෙන්රි ෆෝර්ඩ්, අනිටා රොඩික්, සෑම් වෝල්ටන්, වැනි නැවත නැවත හැදෑරිය යුතු ව්යාපාරිකයන්ගේ ජීවන තොරතුරු ඇසුරෙන් ලියවුනු මහමොලකාරයෝ කෘතිය එම ව්යාපාරිකයන්ගේ ජීවන තොරතුරු හෙළි කිරීමෙන් පමණක් නොනැවතී ප්රයෝගිකව ජීවිතය එන්නත් කරගත හැකි කළමනාකරණ සහ පුද්ගල සංවර්ධන සංකල්ප රැසක් හෙළි කරයි.
ලෝක පුජීත කීර්තිමත් ශල්ය වෛද්යවරයකු වු විලියම් ස්ටුවර්ට් හල්ස්ටඩ් ගේ ඒකායන පරමාර්ථය වුයේ සැත්කම්වලට බදුන් වන මිනිස්සු සැත්කමේ දි හා එයින් පසු විදින මහත් වු වේදනාව තුරන් කොට ශල්යකර්මය වඩාත් සුවපහසු ප්රතිකාරයක් ලෙස දියුණු කිරීමය. ඒ සදහා ඔහුට අවසානයේ දි සිය ජීවිතය පරදුවට තැබීමේ ප්රබල අභියෝගයකට ද මුහුණ දීමට සිදු වු නමුත් සියලු බලවේගයන් අභිබවා ඉතිහාසයේ නම සටහන් කළ යුග පුරුෂයකු බවට පත් වීමට හැකි විය.
Lilly singh isn’t just a superstar. She’s superwoman – which is also the name of her wildly popular youtube channel. Funny, smart, and insightful, the actress and comedian covers topics ranging from relationships to career choices to everyday annoyances. It’s no wonder she’s garnered more than a billion views. But lilly didn’t get to the top by being lucky – she had to work for it. Hard.
The rivalry that destroyed and empire and forged our age revolves around the lives of two of the most universally renowned figures, mahatma gandhi and winston churchill. This book describes the arch rivalry between the two, and how it sealed the fate of the british empire and india. The two of them were born in completely different setups. Winston was born to an aristocratic family in britain, while gandhi was born in a small town in india to a middle-class family.
After more than a decade interviewing those closest to the princess and her select circle, sarah bradford exposes the real diana: the blighted childhood, the old-fashioned courtship which saw her capture the prince of wales, the damage caused by the spectre of camilla parker bowles, through to the collapse of the royal marriage and diana’s final and complicated year as single woman.
Born to survivalists in the mountains of idaho, tara westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to harvard and to cambridge university. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.
In 1942, with the nazis occupying holland, a thirteen-year-old jewish girl and her family fled their home in amsterdam and went into hiding. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the gestapo, the franks and another family lived cloistered in the “secret annexe” of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death.
Selected as a book of the year by the new york times, evening standard, observer, sunday times, mail on sunday and the economist shortlisted for waterstones book of the year the new york times number one bestseller the sunday times bestseller ‘finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option…unmissable’ new york times at the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, paul kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live
When the taliban took control of the swat valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On tuesday, 9 october 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Malala yousafzai’s extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern pakistan to the halls of the united nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the nobel peace prize. I am malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.
A prominent viennese psychiatrist before the war, viktor frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in auschwitz coped (or didn’t) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest – and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances
“මම පෞද්ගලික අනතුර පිළිබද ගැටලුව විසදා ඇත්තෙමි” යි හේ වරක් පැවසීය. “සෑම දවසකම මම මරණයේ තර්ජනය සමග ජීවත් වෙමි.එසේම බියට මා යටත් කර ගැනීමට ඉඩ හැරියහොත් මට ක්රියා කළ නොහැකි බව අවුරුදු ගණනාවකට පෙර මම දුටුමි.” ඒ අනුව ඔහු ධෛර්යය ගැන කතා කරනවට වඩා මරණය ගැන කතා කිරීමට කැමැත්තක් දැක්වීය- එය නිරායාසය.