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Butterfly Brain

Author : Laura Dockrill
ISBN : 9781848128699
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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If Roald Dahl had written A Monster Calls . . . A very special picture book from two rising stars. Everyone is always shouting at Gus to stop leaning back in his chair - but does he care? No way! Then sure enough, the chair falls, he cracks his head and has to spend all summer in bed. Out of the crack escape his memories, dreams and imagination ... and a beautiful little butterfly guide. Gus must follow the butterfly to recapture all he's lost, including that locked box he doesn't seem to want to touch ... Together they remember fish fingers, snapping bubble wrap, cracked pink soap and the leaky tap; they go wild, stomping around in the joy of imagination and happy dreams - but they can't go any further if Gus won't gather all of his memories. His butterfly will die unless Gus is ready to hear about his mum ... A delightful and moving exploration of grief and the joy that makes us human, from the effervescent voice of Laura Dockrill, with heartwarming full-colour illustrations from Gwen Millward.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Butterfly Brain

Author : Barry Cryer
ISBN : 9780297859116
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 49.13 MB
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Barry Cryer is one of the great comedians of the last 50 years. This is a sparkling series of hilarious and true anecdotes, almost all of which have never been told before! Barry Cryer has collaborated with all the greats from Max Miller to Tony Hancock, Bob Hope, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, John Cleese, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Dave Allen, Richard Pryor, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Graham Chapman, the Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise - in fact almost all the great comedians and comic writers since the mid 1950s. Barry's set of experiences with these legends of humour is unique, and will delight all who made PIGS CAN FLY a runaway porcine bestseller. In this completely new, organically grown book, old Baz recalls, reminisces, recounts and other words beginning with 'R', on a trip down Memory Lane, pausing only for tea and macaroons at the Stannah Stairlift Cafe. What memories - if only he can remember them. Currently 74, a third of his life has already passed and he invites you to enjoy this wonderfully funny account of it, a decorous orgy of nostalgia.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Design For A Brain

Author : W. Ashby
ISBN : 9789401513203
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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THE book is not a treatise on aIl cerebral mechanisms but a pro poscd solution of a specific problem: the origin of the nervous system's unique ability to produce adaptive behaviour. The work has as basis the fact that the nervous system behaves adap tively and the hypothesis that it is essentiaIly mechanistic; it proceeds on the assumption that these two data are not irrecon cilable. It attempts to deduce from the observed facts what sort of a mechanism it must be that behaves so differently from any machinc made so far. Other proposed solutions have usuaIly left open the question whether so me different theory might not fit the facts equaIly weIl: I have attempted to deduce what is necessary, what properties the nervous system must have if it is to behave at once mechanisticaIly and adaptively. For the deduction to be rigorous, an adequately developed logic of mechanism is essential. Until recently, discussions of mechan ism were carried on almost entirely in terms of so me particular embodiment-the mechanical, the electronic, the neuronie, and so on. Those days are past. There now exists a weIl-developed logic of pure mechanism, rigorous as geometry, and likely to play the same fundamental part, in our understanding of the complex systems of biology, that geometry does in astronomy. Only by the dcvelopment of this basic logic has thc work in this book been made possible.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Brain Evolution By Design

Author : Shuichi Shigeno
ISBN : 9784431564690
Genre : Science
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This book presents a new, detailed examination that explains how elegant brains have been shaped in evolution. It consists of 19 chapters written by academic professionals in neuroscience, opening with the origin of single-celled creatures and then introducing primordial types in invertebrates with the great abundance of the brains of vertebrates. Important topics are provided in a timely manner, because novel techniques emerged rapidly—as seen, for examples, in the next-generation sequencers and omics approaches. With the explosion of big data, neural-related genes and molecules is now on the radar. In fact, Europe’s big science and technology projects, a €1 billion plan called the Human Brain Project and the Blue Brain Project to understand mammalian brain networks, have been launched in recent years. Furthermore, with the rise of recently advanced artificial intelligence, there is great enthusiasm for understanding the evolution of neural networks. The views from brain evolution in nature provide an essential opportunity to generate ideas for novel neuron- and brain-inspired computation. The ambition behind this book is that it will stimulate young scientists who seek a deeper understanding in order to find the basic principles shaping brains that provided higher cognitive functions in the course of evolution.
Category: Science

Broken Butterfly

Author : Karin Finell
ISBN : 9780826272928
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“It all began with the bite of a mosquito. Yes, with a bite of this pesky, but seemingly so innocuous little insect that had been sucking her blood. Not just one, but hundreds had punctured her arms and legs with red marks which later swelled to small welts. Who would ever have thought that our family's life would become derailed, that its tightly woven fabric would eventually fray and break—all from the bite of a mosquito?” In November of 1970, the Finell family’s lives were changed forever by a family vacation to Acapulco. Seven-year-old Stephanie fell ill soon after their return to the United States, but her mother, Karin, thinking it was an intestinal disorder, kept her home from school for a few days. She was completely unprepared when Stephanie went into violent convulsions on a Friday morning. Following a series of tests at the hospital, doctors concluded she had contracted viral equine encephalitis while in Mexico. After a string of massive seizures—one leading to cardiac arrest—Stephanie fell into a six-week coma. When she awoke, her world had changed from predictable and comforting to one where the ground was shaking. Due to the swelling of her brain from encephalitis, she suffered serious brain damage. Doctors saw little hope of recovery for Stephanie and encouraged her parents to place her in an institution, but they refused. In Broken Butterfly, Karin Finell recounts the struggles faced by both her and her daughter, as well as the small victories won over the ensuing years. Little was known about brain injuries during that time, and Karin was forced to improvise, relying on her instincts, to treat Stephanie. Despite the toll on the family—alcoholism, divorce, and estrangement—Karin never gave up hope for Stephanie’s recovery. By chance, Karin heard of the Marianne Frostig Center of Educational Therapy, where Dr. Frostig herself took over the “reprogramming” of Stephanie’s brain. This, in time, led her to regain her speech and some motor skills. Unfortunately, Stephanie’s intermittent seizures hung like the proverbial “Sword of Damocles” over their lives. And while Stephanie grew into a lovely young woman, her lack of judgment resulting from her injury led her into situations of great danger that required Karin to rescue her. Karin’s love for her daughter guided her to allow Stephanie to fill her life with as many positive experiences as possible. Stephanie learned and matured through travel and exposure to music and plays,acquiring a knowledge she could not learn from books. Stephanie wished above all to teach other brain injured individuals to never look down on themselves but to live their lives to the fullest. Through Stephanie’s story, her mother has found a way to share that optimism and her lessons with the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Things That Nobody Knows

Author : William Hartston
ISBN : 9780857897169
Genre : Reference
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HERE ARE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS . . . Why are so many giraffes gay? Has human evolution stopped? Where did our alphabet come from? Can robots become self-aware? Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight? What goes on inside a black hole? Are cell phones bad for us? Why can't we remember anything from our earliest years? Full of the mysteries of life, the universe and everything, The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.
Category: Reference

Decoding The Butterfly Promise

Author : Dr. Gail Siler, PhD
ISBN : 9781452516066
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Haunted by an urgent voice she hears each time she reads a book by Carlos Castaneda, Gail seeks out Castaneda’s apprentice, and she finds herself catapulted into a strange world of shamans, metaphysics, and ancient beings. She is thrust forward onto a dangerous path that takes her from the safety of her everyday world into the radiant landscape where true power lives. Here, she is introduced to an ancient couple, who have lived and loved beyond time itself. She offers up her heart to become a co-conspirator with them in an unbelievable task. She must journey into the ancient records and retrieve the knowledge that broke this ancient couple and humanity itself apart. The death-bed promise this ancient couple made to each other eons ago is also the key to humanity’s own resurrection. It is this—the Butterfly Promise—that will return us to our true powers and to our wholeness once again.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Brain Re Engineering

Author : N S Srinivasan
ISBN : 9780761997191
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 56.50 MB
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This futuristic and truly thought provoking book uses a unique methodology to discuss a range of contemporary management issues, especially those relating to organizational change and innovation. The authors have conceptualized a unique neurobiological framework which is designed to rejuvenate human ingenuity, and to help solve the overwhelming range of economic and existential problems that individuals face on a day to day basis. Written in a simple and engaging style, the authors maintain that their novel framework, based on brain processes, can play a critical role in solving problems and facing the challenges that threaten to engulf organizations in the current competitive environment.
Category: Business & Economics

The Butterfly Within

Author : Rachel Bown
ISBN : 191087843X
Genre : Brain
File Size : 69.52 MB
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Category: Brain

The Net And The Butterfly

Author : Olivia Fox Cabane
ISBN : 9780698153448
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane offered a groundbreaking approach to becoming more charismatic. Now she teams up with Judah Pollack to reveal how anyone can train their brain to have more eureka insights. The creative mode in your brain is like a butterfly. It's beautiful and erratic, hard to catch and highly valued as a result. If you want to capture it, you need a net. Enter the executive mode, the task-oriented network in your brain that help you tie your shoes, run a meeting, or pitch a client. To succeed, you need both modes to work together--your inner butterfly to be active and free, but your inner net to be ready to spring at the right time and create that "aha!" moment. But is there any way to trigger these insights, beyond dumb luck? Thanks to recent neuroscience discoveries, we can now explain these breakthrough moments--and also induce them through a series of specific practices. It turns out there's a hidden pattern to all these seemingly random breakthrough ideas. From Achimedes' iconic moment in the bathtub to designer Adam Cheyer's idea for Siri, accidental breakthroughs throughout history share a common origin story. In this book, you will learn to master the skills that will transform your brain into a consistent generator of insights. Drawing on their extensive coaching and training practice with top Silicon Valley firms, Cabane and Pollack provide a step-by-step process for accessing the part of the brain that produces breakthroughs and systematically removing internal blocks. Their tactics range from simple to zany, such as: · Imagine an alternate universe where gravity doesn’t exist, and the social and legal rules that govern it. · Map Disney’s Pocahontas story onto James Cameron’s Avatar. · Rid yourself of imposter syndrome through mental exercises. · Literally change your perspective by climbing a tree. · Stimulate your butterfly mode by watching a foreign film without subtitles. By trying the exercises in this book, readers will emerge with a powerful new capacity for breakthrough thinking. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Business & Economics

Beginning Teaching

Author : Sandy Schuck
ISBN : 9789400739000
Genre : Education
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The experiences of the first years of new teachers’ professional lives are critical to their decisions about embracing or leaving the teaching profession. Writ large, these experiences have the potential to either underpin or undermine the growth and development of the teaching profession. This book offers a research-based account of beginning teachers’ experiences, told from their own perspectives and often in their own words. Beginning Teaching: Stories from the Classroom provides valuable source material to inform teacher education practices. The authors draw on more than 20 years of research on the professional learning, retention and attrition of beginning teachers to provide evocative illustrations of the challenges and successes that occur in the early years of teaching. The compelling and coherent narratives will appeal not only to student and graduate teachers but also to program designers, coaches and senior managers in schools. Above all, the book speaks to teacher educators in the hope that the experiences discussed here will suggest ways of supporting student teachers to grow and flourish once they launch their careers in the profession. These evocative stories express beginning teachers’ anguish and elation and also provide testimony to their resilience and perseverance in an altruistic profession. The analysis and interpretation of their stories will challenge and uplift; inspire and shame; give cause for celebration and melancholy; generate empathy and provoke introspection. Above all else, these stories call for change.
Category: Education

My Butterfly Cancer

Author : Markie Madden
ISBN :
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cancer. It’s one of the things we most dread to hear about ourselves or a family member. Many people will think it’s the end of the line for them. Markie tells the brutally-harsh and honest story of her battle with leukemia (AML specifically), and the struggles that she and her family experienced during this tragic time. Find out how the butterfly effect and her battle with cancer led her to become an independently-published author, bringing her a sense of fulfillment she thought had been lost forever.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Butterflies Coloring Book For Kids

Author : Smart Brain Publishing
ISBN : 9798643926535
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Fun coloring pages of butterflies for kids ho love butterflies can start this book by first having all of their favorite colors of pencils, markers, and other coloring objects at hand to make sure that these butterflies are colored beautifully and vividly. Printed on one side of the paper Incredibly Fun and Relaxing Unique Relaxing Coloring Pages. Beautiful Illustrations. Suitable for All Skill Levels. Makes a Surprise Gift.
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The Monarch Butterfly

Author : Fred A. Urquhart
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003987398
Genre : Nature
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Category: Nature

Apotheosis Of My Butterfly

Author : Charles A. Shoemake
ISBN : 9781469103129
Genre : Fiction
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Apotheosis of My Butterfly embraces death and renewal, leavened with humorous and insightful repartee about art, nature, and creativity. As Edouard and Melissa develop their butterfly garden they fight to maintain their marriage against internal doubt and external forces. Physical needs and medical treatment of amputees, sexuality, grief, and death, are described frankly. Managed care malfeasance foreshadows a dramatic medical malpractice settlement. Indictment of the medical and legal professions is pointed, and serves as both caution and support to readers undergoing similar struggles. Poignantly Apotheosis of My Butterfly portrays marriage and life celebration through work, determination, art and love.
Category: Fiction

Butterfly In A Net

Author : Virginia Fisher Yaffe
ISBN : 9780595831968
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Virginia Fisher Yaffe is an ex-English teacher, ex-book reviewer and mother of three who has written a book about her lifelong battle against anxiety and depression. In a manner that is both hilarious and horrifying, she explains all that she has gone through in order to beat the demons that ruled her life until recently. It is written in the form of a memoir, and while the book's tone is serious, there is a certain amount of self-deprecation that manages to add levity to an otherwise sad subject. It is the book she wishes had been available to her in her younger years when this was a disease in the closet. Now that we know how many millions of North Americans struggle with anxiety and depression, this is a must-read for sufferers, their families and all who face obstacles of any size or shape. It shows how an ordinary person tries, falls down, picks herself back up and keeps on trying to get well. Written without self-pity, and with keen insight, the author grabs the readers' interest and never lets go.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Brain Games Color By Number Butterflies

Author : New Seasons
ISBN : 1645584356
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 83.29 MB
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Create beautiful art with this classic, stress-free Color by Number activity! Each image is filled with numbers. A color key swatch palette is under each image. Use the color key swatch palette to fill in the numbers and form a beautiful picture to keep, share, or display! Includes a wide variety of 27 butterfly images to color by number. Perforated pages. A full-color answer key is found at the back of the book. Spiral bound. 64 pages.
Category: Games & Activities

Butterflies

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ISBN : 1845732634
Genre : Butterflies
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Category: Butterflies