The Great Brain

In a small town in turn-of-the-century Utah, a precocious ten-year-old boy hatches scheme after scheme to gain prestige and money. Reissue.

Author: John Dennis Fitzgerald

Publisher: Great Brain

ISBN: PSU:000056680522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 175

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In a small town in turn-of-the-century Utah, a precocious ten-year-old boy hatches scheme after scheme to gain prestige and money. Reissue.

The Great Brain Book

Uses enhanced drawings and detailed illustrations to present the layers and complex processes of the brain.

Author: Harvey P. Newquist

Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction

ISBN: 0439458951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Uses enhanced drawings and detailed illustrations to present the layers and complex processes of the brain.

The Return of the Great Brain

This sixth book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl.

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425290026

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 150

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This sixth book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. Tom Fitzgerald, better known as the Great Brain, is struggling to stay reformed now that his friends have threatened to shut him out if he pulls even one more swindle. But his younger brother J.D. knows Tom's reformation makes for a dull life, and is not altogether unhappy--or blameless--when his brother's money-loving heart stealthily retums to business as usual.

The Great Brain Race

In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education--and why this ...

Author: Ben Wildavsky

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834235

Category: Education

Page: 248

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In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education--and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 percent increase since 1999. Newly created or expanded universities in China, India, and Saudi Arabia are competing with the likes of Harvard and Oxford for faculty, students, and research preeminence. Satellite campuses of Western universities are springing up from Abu Dhabi and Singapore to South Africa. Wildavsky shows that as international universities strive to become world-class, the new global education marketplace is providing more opportunities to more people than ever before. Drawing on extensive reporting in China, India, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, Wildavsky chronicles the unprecedented international mobility of students and faculty, the rapid spread of branch campuses, the growth of for-profit universities, and the remarkable international expansion of college rankings. Some university and government officials see the rise of worldwide academic competition as a threat, going so far as to limit student mobility or thwart cross-border university expansion. But Wildavsky argues that this scholarly marketplace is creating a new global meritocracy, one in which the spread of knowledge benefits everyone--both educationally and economically.

Me and My Little Brain

This third book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl.

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425289990

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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This third book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. Tom a.k.a. the Great Brain, is off to boarding school. Now his little brother, J.D., is free to follow in Tom's ingenious, conniving, and profitable footsteps. All of J.D.'s attempts at turning a profit fail miserably, and he soon realizes that he just doesn't have that crafty Great Brain knack. But when his younger brother is kidnapped, J.D. finds that his little brain may not be so ordinary after all . . .

The Great Brain

The crowd went wild then, whistling, shouting, applauding as if Tom were some kind of a king. ... “You can't deny,” Mamma said, “that his great brain did make fools out of Mark and the rest of the men in this town.” “What about my dog?

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425289976

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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This first book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. The best con man in the Midwest is only ten years old. Tom, a.k.a., the Great Brain, is a silver-tongued genius with a knack for turning a profit. When the Jenkins boys get lost in Skeleton Cave, the Great Brain saves the day. Whether it's saving the kids at school, or helping out Peg-leg Andy, or Basil, the new kid at school, the Great Brain always manages to come out on top-and line his pockets in the process.

The Great Brain Debate

An important question is whether the human cortical circuitry can be modified throughout life. This is a somewhat difficult and also contentious question because some modifications to brain circuitry do occur throughout life, ...

Author: John E. Dowling

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400841387

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Whether our personality, intelligence, and behavior are more likely to be shaped by our environment or our genetic coding is not simply an idle question for today's researchers. There are tremendous consequences to understanding the crucial role that environment and genes each play. How we raise and educate our children, how we treat various mental diseases or conditions, how we care for our elderly--these are just some of the issues that can be informed by a better understanding of brain development. In The Great Brain Debate, the eminent neuroscience researcher John Dowling looks at these and other important issues. The work that is being done on the connection between the brain and vision, as well as the ways in which our brains help us learn new languages, are particularly revealing. From this groundbreaking new research, Dowling explains startling new insights into how the brain functions and how it can (or cannot) be molded and changed. By studying the brain across the spectrum of our lives, from infancy through adulthood and into old age, Dowling shows the ways in which both nature and nurture play key roles over the course of a human lifetime.

The Great Brain Reforms

“Tom says his great brain did it,” I said. Seth Smith patted me sympathetically on the shoulder. “Pa always said that sooner or later people with great brains end up in the insane asylum,” he said. All the fellows wanted to see what a ...

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425290019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 165

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This fifth book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. It's summer vacation, and J. D. is determined to reform his older brother Tom, a.k.a. the Great Brain, from his money swindling ways for good.

The Great Brain Race

In any case, as I argue in these pages, research discoveries don't remain within the borders of the countries where ... Unfortunately, however, another constant since publication of The Great Brain Race is the ambivalence provoked in ...

Author: Ben Wildavsky

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400842001

Category: Education

Page: 272

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How global competition for the brightest minds is changing higher education In The Great Brain Race, former U.S. News & World Report education editor Ben Wildavsky presents the first popular account of how international competition for the brightest minds is transforming the world of higher education--and why this revolution should be welcomed, not feared. Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 percent increase since 1999. Newly created or expanded universities in China, India, and Saudi Arabia are competing with the likes of Harvard and Oxford for faculty, students, and research preeminence. Satellite campuses of Western universities are springing up from Abu Dhabi and Singapore to South Africa. Wildavsky shows that as international universities strive to become world-class, the new global education marketplace is providing more opportunities to more people than ever before. Drawing on extensive reporting in China, India, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, Wildavsky chronicles the unprecedented international mobility of students and faculty, the rapid spread of branch campuses, the growth of for-profit universities, and the remarkable international expansion of college rankings. Some university and government officials see the rise of worldwide academic competition as a threat, going so far as to limit student mobility or thwart cross-border university expansion. But Wildavsky argues that this scholarly marketplace is creating a new global meritocracy, one in which the spread of knowledge benefits everyone--both educationally and economically. In a new preface, Wildavsky discusses some of the notable developments in global higher education since the book was first published.

The Great Brain Suck

The invasion of the body snatchers, in short, has actually happened; only it was corn fused to the megatechnic complex that ripped open a new niche: the industrial eater, BIG Zombie, capable of eating more and more.

Author: Eugene Halton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226314679

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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More and more information is pumped into our media-saturated world every day, yet Americans seem to know less and less. In a society where who you are is defined by what you buy, and where we prefer to experience reality by watching it on TV, Eugene Halton argues something has clearly gone wrong. Luckily Halton, with scalpel-sharp wit in one hand and the balm of wisdom in the other, is here to operate on the declining body politic. His initial diagnosis is bleak: fast food and too much time spent sitting, whether in our cars or on our couches, are ruining our bodies, while our minds are weakened by the proliferation of electronic devices—TVs, computers, cell phones, iPods, video games—and their alienating effects. If we are losing the battle between autonomy and automation, he asks, how can our culture regain self-sufficiency? Halton finds the answer in the inspiring visions—deeply rooted in American culture—of an organic and more spontaneous life at the heart of the work of master craftsman Wharton Esherick, legendary blues singer Muddy Waters, urban critic Lewis Mumford, and artist Maya Lin, among others. A scathing and original jeremiad against modern materialism, The Great Brain Suck is also a series of epiphanies of a simpler but more profound life.

The Great Brain Is Back

“Because this is going to be the greatest spelling bee ever to take place in Adenville,” Papa said. ... “When I win The Great Bee, nobody will think it's because you're the judge. They'll know it's because of my great brain.

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425290040

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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This classic trickster is back again, and he's up to no good in his eighth and final book of the series. Great mix of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. Tom D. Fitzgerald--better known as The Great Brain--has turned thirteen, and pretty Polly Reagan has put a spell on him. But when it comes to swindling his younger brother J. D., and all the other kids in Adenville, Tom hasn't changed a bit. The Great Brain is back one more time, and he's at the top of his form with his money-making schemes and getting into big trouble. As always, life is more exciting when this brain's around!

The Great Brain Robbery

“It transferred its brainwaves out of the cloud and into the crystals. But why? It's stuck in there now. It's got nowhere left to go.” And that was when the vault began to rise. It started slowly, with a tremble that made Suzy think ...

Author: P.G. Bell

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781474974684

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 350

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Join Suzy for her highly-anticipated second journey in The Great Brain Robbery, the sequel to the Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted The Train to Impossible Places. Suzy can't believe her luck when a secret invitation magically appears – the Impossible Postal Express is ready to ride again! But the celebrations don't last long when Trollville is hit by a terrible tremor, putting everyone in danger. With the city in peril, a race against time begins from the magical Cloud Forge to the Uncanny Valley to catch the villain behind this dastardly plan. Will the Impossible Postal Express help Suzy get some answers?

More Adventures of the Great Brain

Parley was Tom's age, had yellow hair, and he always wore a coonskin cap. I knew Tom's great brain was working furiously to get that Bowie knife while he was riding me home on the handlebars of his new bike. I was enjoying the ride as I ...

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425289983

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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This second book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. Has Tom, a.k.a. the Great Brain, given up his con-artist ways for a bicycle? Not for long. Soon the Great Brain is back to his old tricks, swindling and trading, and even convincing the whole town there's a prehistoric monster on the loose. But when someone robs the bank, even the police are stumped. Can the Great Brain solve the crime and put the crooks behind bars?

The Great Brain Does It Again

“Watching me spade the garden?” Tom asked as if I had beans rattling around inside my head instead of brains. “My great brain has been working on a plan to get the garden spaded since last Saturday.” “But the deal was that you would ...

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425290033

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 129

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This seventh book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. Here he goes again! Tom, a.k.a. the Great Brain, comes up with many more schemes, most of them concerned with earning money.

The Great Brain at the Academy

“We can go into the washroom on this floor and open a window and throw it down into the street.” “No,” Tom said. ... But Tom was going to learn as time passed that even people who have great brains can get into plenty of trouble.

Author: John D. Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780425290002

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

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This fourth book in the series is a great combination of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Terrible Two series, and is perfect for fans of Roald Dahl. Everyone knew that Tom Fitzgerald, better known as the Great Brain, would get into trouble when he went off to boarding school at the strict Catholic Academy for Boys. But no one--including Tom--knew just how much! Whether he's running an illegal candy store or earning a reputation as the fastest potato peeler, Tom's great brain never faltersm while his money-making schemes rise to new heights!

The Great Brain Robbery

But at the same time, the quality and value of the education being offered declined drastically and that was a harmful and unnecessary occurrence. It need not have happened. The provincial governments and the universities could have ...

Author: David Jay Bercuson

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: STANFORD:36105032821741

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The Great Big Brain Book

For older people some things that give their brains problems are dementia and Alzheimer's. They can also have strokes— caused by developing blood clots on the brain or bleeding in part of the brain. All of these things can cause ...

Author: Mary Hoffman

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711241541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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You're brain is absolutely amazing! They are responsible for absolutely every single thing we do. Every time we breath, or walk or talk or eat, it’s all because of our brilliant brains! When we feel happy or sad, when we drop something, when we run or draw - none of this would be possible without our fantastic brains. Find out how our brains work, how they control the rest of the body and how they change over time. From how they create our memories, to how they help us learn new things and what happens to them when we are asleep, great ready to uncover lots of fascinating facts about the brain. And don’t forget to look out for the friendly cat on every page, helping us learn all about our wonderful brains!