If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Mark Sherry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135495440
Size: 60.82 MB
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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: 18.48 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 I Only Had A Brain From The Wizard Of Oz

Author: Harold Arlen
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780757936203
Size: 75.65 MB
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If I Only Had A Brain From The Wizard Of Oz from the Author: Harold Arlen. A cute little charmer from The Wizard of Oz to complete our collection of beginning works for string orchestra. Join the Scarecrow and play along with all the characters: Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man. May all your wishes come true! (2: 26)

If I Only Had A Brain

Author: Colette Ann Finney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781481116381
Size: 59.80 MB
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If I Only Had A Brain from the Author: Colette Ann Finney. "Now Dorothy dear, stop imagining things. You always get yourself in a fret over nothing," echoes the infamous script in the mind of a woman battling for her life. Conveying a clever parallel to the beloved "Wizard of Oz," she shares a dramatic personal journey in a desperate search for a "wizard," while finding her purpose along the way. In a story of surrender and survival, the author is immersed within an eclectic cast of characters, revealing a fascinating account with ingenuity, humor, and passion. By the time you reach the end of this engaging book, you will feel inspired to overcome any obstacle and empowered enough to set forth on a journey of renewal towards your own "heart's desire."

The Wizard Of Oz

Author: James Barnes
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780769282909
Size: 74.84 MB
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The Wizard Of Oz from the Author: James Barnes. Three Academy Awards were bestowed upon the original motion picture and the music from the soundtrack has become some of the most memorable of this generation. Now, for concert band, James Barnes creates magic with Over the Rainbow, Ding! Dong! The Which is Dead, We're Off to See the Wizard, The Merry Old Land of Oz and If I Only Had a Brain. This is a musical must-have! (6: 24)

An Equation For Every Occasion

Author: John M. Henshaw
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421414929
Size: 76.49 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.

The Evolution Of The Human Head

Author: Daniel Lieberman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674046366
Size: 18.81 MB
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The Evolution Of The Human Head from the Author: Daniel Lieberman. Dan Lieberman has written an innovative, exhaustively researched and carefully argued book dealing with the evolution of the human head. In it he addresses three interrelated questions. First, why does the human head look the way it does? Second, why did these transformations occur? And third, how is something as complex and vital as the head so variable and evolvable? This book addresses these questions in three sections. The first set of chapters review how human and ape heads grow, both in terms of individual parts (organs and regions) and as an integrated whole. The second section reviews how the head performs its major functions: housing the brain, chewing, swallowing, breathing, vocalizing, thermoregulating, seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and balancing during locomotion. The final set of chapters review the fossil evidence for major transformations of the head during human evolution from the divergence of the human and ape lineages through the origins of Homo sapiens. These chapters use developmental and functional insights from the first two sections to speculate on the developmental and selective bases for these transformations.

America S War

Author: Thefan Nj
Publisher: Coaches 101
ISBN: 1441456821
Size: 44.51 MB
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America S War from the Author: Thefan Nj. It's 4 years on the study of G. W. Bush, and with remarkable unheard stories from a talented writer. This selection of stories have produced: "W" the movie from Oliver Stone. It also has some speeches Omar Dyer wrote as he tries to run for Governor of New Jersey.

Collaborative Assistive Robot For Mobility Enhancement Carmen

Author: Cristina Urdiales
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642249027
Size: 71.48 MB
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Collaborative Assistive Robot For Mobility Enhancement Carmen from the Author: Cristina Urdiales. In nowadays aging society, many people require mobility assistance. Sometimes, assistive devices need a certain degree of autonomy when users' disabilities difficult manual control. However, clinicians report that excessive assistance may lead to loss of residual skills and frustration. Shared control focuses on deciding when users need help and providing it. Collaborative control aims at giving just the right amount of help in a transparent, seamless way. This book presents the collaborative control paradigm. User performance may be indicative of physical/cognitive condition, so it is used to decide how much help is needed. Besides, collaborative control integrates machine and user commands so that people contribute to self-motion at all times. Collaborative control was extensively tested for 3 years using a robotized wheelchair at a rehabilitation hospital in Rome with volunteer inpatients presenting different disabilities, ranging from mild to severe. We also present a taxonomy of common metrics for wheelchair navigation and tests are evaluated accordingly. Obtained results are coherent both from a quantitative and qualitative point of view.

Mad Bad And Dangerous

Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1861898215
Size: 57.74 MB
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Mad Bad And Dangerous from the Author: Christopher Frayling. From Victor Frankenstein to Dr. Moreau to Doc Brown in Back to the Future, the scientist has been a puzzling, fascinating, and threatening presence in popular culture. From films we have learned that scientists are either evil maniacal geniuses or bumbling saviors of society. Mad, Bad and Dangerous? puts this dichotomy to the test, offering a wholly engaging yet not uncritical history of the cinematic portrayal of scientists. Christopher Frayling traces the genealogy of the scientist in film, showing how the scientist has often embodied the predominant anxieties of a particular historical moment. The fear of nuclear holocaust in the 1950s gave rise to a rash of radioactive-mutant horror movies, while the possible dangers of cloning and biotechnology in the 1990s manifested themselves in Jurassic Park. During these eras, the scientist's actions have been viewed through a lens of fascination and fear. In the past few decades, with increased public awareness of environmental issues and of the impact of technology on nature, the scientist has been transformed once again—into a villainous agent of money-hungry corporate powers. Mad, Bad and Dangerous? also examines biographical depictions of actual scientists, illuminating how they are often portrayed as social misfits willing to sacrifice everything to the interests of science. Drawing on such classic and familiar films as Frankenstein, Metropolis, and The Wizard of Oz, Frayling brings social and film history together to paint a much larger picture of the evolving value of science and technology to society. A fascinating study of American culture and film, Mad, Bad and Dangerous? resurrects the scientists of late night movies and drive-in theaters and gives them new life as cultural talismans.