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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Nelson mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in south africa won him the nobel peace prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the african national congress and head of south africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule.
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.
The greatest run-scorer in the history of cricket, sachin tendulkar retired in 2013 after an astonishing 24 years at the top. The most celebrated indian cricketer of all time, he received the bharat ratna award – india’s highest civilian honour – on the day of his retirement. Now sachin tendulkar tells his own remarkable story – from his first test cap at the age of 16 to his 100th international century and the emotional final farewell that brought his country to a standstill.
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.
The 30 letters in letters from a father to his daughter were written by nehru in the summer of 1928, when indira was in mussoorie, and he was in allahabad. To make up for his absence, he wrote these letters. He wanted to make his daughter aware of her circumstances, of her environment. Nehru’s intention was to nurture indira’s young and impressionable mind with an unprejudiced view of history, as well as the current state of affairs.
Christine Wilson විසින් රචිත Surgeon of the Wilderness ග්රන්ථයේ සිංහල පරිවර්තනයයි. තමන්ගේ තත්වය බාහිර ලෝකය සමග සසඳා බලන්න ඔවුනට කිසිම ඉඩක් නැහැ. ඔවුන්ගේ අසන්තෘප්තිය, ඔවුන්ගේ හුදෙකලාවෙන් සහමුලින් ම මර්දනය වෙලා. ඒ තත්ත්වය ශිෂ්ටාචාරයේ නිර්මාණයක්.”
අති උත්තම ආචාර්ය මන් භූරිදත්ත මහා තෙරුන්ගේ ආධ්යාත්මික චරිතාපදානය – අතිපූජ්ය ආචාර්ය මන් භූරිදත්ත මහා තෙරුන් වහන්සේ සමකාලීන තායි බුද්ධාගම තුළ මහාපුරුෂයකු ලෙස නැගී සිටිති. පැවිදි ජීවන මාර්ගය ප්රගුණ කිරීමේදී හා ශිෂ්යයන්ට ධර්මය ඉගැන්වීමේදී පෙන්වූ එඩිතර බව හා අධිෂ්ඨානශීලී බව නිසා උන්වහන්සේ තම ජීවිත කාලය තුළදීම අපරිමිත සම්භාවනාවට සහ ගෞරවයට පාත්ර වූහ. අපවත් වී ගෙවී ගිය පනස් වසර තුළදී බෞද්ධ ජනතාව අතර උන්වහන්සේට ලැබී ඇති පූජනීය තත්ත්වය බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ සත්යය සොයා ගිය මගට සමාන්තර බවට පත්වෙමින් තවමත් ජීවමානව පවතී. මෑත දශක තුළදී තම නිජබිමේ සීමා ඉක්මවා ගිය පිළිගැන්මක් උන්වහන්සේට ලැබුණේ 20 වැනි සියවසේ සම්භාවනීය මහා ධාර්මික පුද්ගලයකු වශයෙනි.
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.
Born without arms or legs, nick vujicic overcame his disabilities to live an independent, rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good” life while serving as a role model for anyone seeking true happiness. Now an internationally successful motivational speaker, nick eagerly spreads his message: the most important goal is to find your life’s purpose and to never give up, despite whatever difficulties or seemingly impossible odds stand in your way.