If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Mark Sherry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135495440
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If I Only Had A Brain from the Author: Mark Sherry. How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frogand Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How PicturebooksWork offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Michael Passafiume
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595269109
Size: 61.29 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.

If He Only Had A Brain

Author: Dick Wright
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781565543027
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If He Only Had A Brain from the Author: Dick Wright. The Columbus Dispatch cartoonist.

Brilliant Green

Author: Stefano Mancuso
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610916042
Size: 66.70 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.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486291161
Size: 68.71 MB
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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz from the Author: L. Frank Baum. After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

The Wizard Of Oz Choral Revue

Author: Greg Gilpin
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1470625792
Size: 65.77 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 Wizard Of Oz

Author: Harold Arlen
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
ISBN:
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The Wizard Of Oz from the Author: Harold Arlen. With the film's original 50th anniversary artwork on the cover, this fantastic folio is a real collector's item. Includes: Over the Rainbow * Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead * We're Off to See the Wizard * If I Only Had a Brain * Optimistic Voices * If I Were King of the Forest * The Merry Old Land of Oz * Munchkinland and more.

Brain On Fire My Month Of Madness

Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141975350
Size: 65.58 MB
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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
Size: 60.83 MB
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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.

An Equation For Every Occasion

Author: John M. Henshaw
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421414929
Size: 54.25 MB
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An Equation For Every Occasion from the Author: John M. Henshaw. With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you’ll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of cards. John M. Henshaw’s intriguing true accounts, each inspired by a different mathematical equation, are both succinct and easy to read. His tales come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous equations, like E=mc 2, appear alongside tales of not-so-famous—but equally fascinating—equations, such as the one used to determine the SPF number for sunscreen. Drawn from the breadth of human endeavor, Henshaw's stories demonstrate the power and utility of math. He entertains us by exploring the ways that equations can be used to explain, among other things, Ponzi schemes, the placebo effect, "dog years," IQ, the wave mechanics of tsunamis, the troubled modern beekeeping industry, and the Challenger disaster. Smartly conceived and fast paced, his book offers something for anyone curious about math and its impacts.