If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Mark Sherry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135495513
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If I Only Had A Brain from the Author: Mark Sherry. This book offers a rich, insider's viewpoint of the lived experience of brain injury. Sherry, a survivor of brain injury himself, uses a cross-disciplinary theoretical approach (drawing upon the social and medical models of disability and combining them with lessons from feminism, queer theory, postcolonial and postmodern literature) to frame an enriching narrative about the lived experience of brain injury.

If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Michael Passafiume
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595269109
Size: 31.70 MB
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If I Only Had A Brain from the Author: Michael Passafiume. If I only had a brain I'd trust more people and eat more fish. I'd celebrate Arbor Day by Krazy Gluing a pine cone to my forehead... I wouldn't pay more to see a movie than I would to eat a full meal. I'd have my voice box removed and replaced with a computer chip so that I could say "Hello and welcome to Moviefone!"... I'd shut the world down for a day and get a good night's sleep but most of all... -- excerpted from the poem "if i only had a brain" Michael Passafiume began writing when he was in the third grade, and hasn't stopped since. Whether revisiting the ghosts of his childhood, picking apart the ever-elusive American Dream, or wrestling with the meanings of life and love, Passafiume's poetry lays bare the disillusionment, fear and hope that resides in us all.A longtime proponent of poetry for and about the masses, the author is unabashed in his belief that "poetry that cannot be understood by the reader is alienating and irrelevant." This book might just change your notion of this helter-skelter world. It might make you reassess your own life. It might even make you believe in poetry again.

Brilliant Green

Author: Stefano Mancuso
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916042
Size: 61.72 MB
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Brilliant Green from the Author: Stefano Mancuso. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings? Or are they passive, incapable of independent action or social behavior? Philosophers and scientists have pondered these questions since ancient Greece, most often concluding that plants are unthinking and inert: they are too silent, too sedentary -- just too different from us. Yet discoveries over the past fifty years have challenged these ideas, shedding new light on the extraordinary capabilities and complex interior lives of plants. In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a leading scientist and founder of the field of plant neurobiology, presents a new paradigm in our understanding of the vegetal world. Combining a historical perspective with the latest in plant science, Mancuso argues that, due to cultural prejudices and human arrogance, we continue to underestimate plants. In fact, they process information, sleep, remember, and signal to one another -- showing that, far from passive machines, plants are intelligent and aware. Through a survey of plant capabilities from sight and touch to communication, Mancuso challenges our notion of intelligence, presenting a vision of plant life that is more sophisticated than most imagine. Plants have much to teach us, from network building to innovations in robotics and man-made materials -- but only if we understand more about how they live. Part botany lesson, part manifesto, Brilliant Green is an engaging and passionate examination of the inner workings of the plant kingdom. Financial support for the translation of this book has been provided by SEPS: Segretariato Europeo Per Le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.

Adventures In Oz

Author: Eric Shanower
Publisher: Idea & Design Works Llc
ISBN: 9781631401503
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Adventures In Oz from the Author: Eric Shanower. "Founded on and continuing the famous Oz stories of L. Frank Baum"--Title page verso.

The Wizard Of Oz Choral Revue

Author: Greg Gilpin
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470625792
Size: 35.97 MB
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The Wizard Of Oz Choral Revue from the Author: Greg Gilpin. For the very first time, all of the wonderful songs from the motion picture classic The Wizard of Oz are brought together in this exquisitely crafted choral revue. Audiences of all ages will be thrilled to hear this delightful choral setting of the timeless music. This 10-minute revue includes: *Munchkinland *Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead *The Lullaby League *We're Off to See the Wizard *If I Only Had a Brain *The Merry Old Land of Oz *Over the Rainbow The Pete Schmutte orchestration adds that 'MGM' style extravaganza sound to make every performance of this review a real event! Bring the incredible story to life by adding this revue to your next concert.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 3159605728
Size: 33.75 MB
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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz from the Author: L. Frank Baum. Ein Wirbelsturm hat Dorothy und ihren Hund Toto ins geheimnisvolle Land Oz geweht. Nur der Zauberer von Oz, Herrscher des Landes, kann ihr helfen, den Weg zurückzufinden. Auf ihrer abenteuerlichen Reise in die Smaragdstadt, wo der Zauberer lebt, trifft sie eine Vogelscheuche, einen Holzfäller aus Blech und den feigen Löwen. Gemeinsam erreichen sie die Stadt und erleben dort eine große Überraschung ... Ungekürzte und unbearbeitete Textausgabe in der Originalsprache, mit Übersetzungen schwieriger Wörter, Nachwort und Literaturhinweisen. E-Book mit Seitenzählung der gedruckten Ausgabe: Buch und E-Book können parallel benutzt werden.

The Making Of The Wizard Of Oz

Author: Aljean Harmetz
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613748353
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The Making Of The Wizard Of Oz from the Author: Aljean Harmetz. “Fantastic.” Gore Vidal, New York Review of Books “Grand.” Ray Bradbury, Los Angeles Times “Definitive.” Salmon Rushdie, The New Yorker “A fluent, incisive and fair history of life in Hollywood during the golden age of films. The author seems to have talked to everyone with knowledge of what went on at MGM in its heyday. . . . Marvelous.” Publishers Weekly From the ten scriptwriters at work to the scandal headlines of Munchkin orgies at the Culver City Hotel to the Witch's (accidental) burning, here is the real story of the making of The Wizard of Oz. This richly detailed re-creation brings alive a major Hollywood studio and reveals, through hundreds of interviews (with cameramen, screenwriters, costume designers, directors, producers, light technicians, and actors), how the factory-like Hollywood system of moviemaking miraculously produced one of the most enduring and best-loved films ever made. We watch it happen--the bright, idiosyncratic, wildly devoted MGM-ers inventing the lines, the songs; flying hordes of monkeys through the sky; growing a poppy field; building the Emerald City (and 60 other sets); designing and sewing the nearly 1,000 costumes; enduring the pressures from the front office; choosing the actors. Here is Oz, a marvelous, unprecedented experience of studio life as it was lived day by day, detail by detail, department by department, at the most powerful and flamboyant studio Hollywood has ever known--at its moment of greatest power. Aljean Harmetz is the author of The Making of Casablanca, On the Road to Tara: The Making of Gone with the Wind, and other books.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427071403
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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz from the Author: L. Frank Baum. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is a timeless children's story by Lyman Frank Baum. A young girl, Dorothy, lives in Kansas with her uncle Henry. A tornado strikes, and Dorothy finds her house in a strange land and upside down on top of the now-dead the Wicked Witch of the East. Dorothy wants to go home, and the Good Witch of the North tells her to travel to the Emerald City and ask the Wizard of Oz to help her.

Brain On Fire My Month Of Madness

Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141975350
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Brain On Fire My Month Of Madness from the Author: Susannah Cahalan. 'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing rages and convulsions, hallucinating that her father had murdered his wife; that she could control time with her mind. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out. Brain on Fire is Susannah's story of her terrifying descent into madness and the desperate hunt for a diagnosis, as, after dozens of tests and scans, baffled doctors concluded she should be confined in a psychiatric ward. It is also the story of how one brilliant man, Syria-born Dr Najar, finally proved - using a simple pen and paper - that Susannah's psychotic behaviour was caused by a rare autoimmune disease attacking her brain. His diagnosis of this little-known condition, thought to have been the real cause of devil-possessions through history, saved her life, and possibly the lives of many others. Cahalan takes readers inside this newly-discovered disease through the progress of her own harrowing journey, piecing it together using memories, journals, hospital videos and records. Written with passionate honesty and intelligence, Brain on Fire is a searingly personal yet universal book, which asks what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed, and how you get it back. 'With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self. Brain on Fire is a mesmerizing story' -Mira BartĂłk, New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Palace Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.

You Have A Brain

Author: Ben Carson, M.D.
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310745489
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You Have A Brain from the Author: Ben Carson, M.D.. Throughout his life, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson has needed to overcome many obstacles: His father leaving the family; being considered stupid by his classmates in grade school; growing up in inner-city Detroit; and having a violent temper. But Dr. Carson didn't let his circumstances control him, and instead discovered eight principles that helped shape his future. In You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to Think Big, Dr. Carson unpacks the eight important parts of Thinking Big—Talent, Honesty, Insight, being Nice, Knowledge, Books, In-Depth learning, and God—and presents the stories of people who demonstrated those things in his life. By applying the idea of T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. to your life, and by looking at those around you as well, you too can overcome obstacles and work toward achieving your dreams. Includes discussion questions.