Tom Gates Genius Ideas mostly

  • Filename: tom-gates-genius-ideas-mostly.
  • ISBN: 9781407139951
  • Release Date: 2014-01-24
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete at my Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we're really ready for the school Talent Show.

Tom Gates Genius Ideas Mostly

  • Filename: tom-gates-genius-ideas-mostly.
  • ISBN: 9781443133036
  • Release Date: 2014-02-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Canada



The highs and lows of Tom's life are funnier than ever in this fourth wicked diary in the Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning series! Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a big shock for Tom, but that's nothing compared to the surprise that Dad has in store with his new-found fitness regime! He says he's going to compete at the school Sports Day . . . can you even imagine the horrendous shame that will bring? Meanwhile, Tom, Derek, and Norman are preparing for the school talent show. Tom is desperate to become a rock star . . . but will his band Dog Zombies actually get a chance to play, or will Tom's plans be thwarted by the Measly Marcus Meldrew? This fourth book in the award-winning Tom Gates series is packed with cheeky antics and hilarious doodles. Plus: a doodle-filled glossary will help Canadian kids make sense of British terms (what IS a caramel wafer, anyway?).

Genius Ideas mostly

  • Filename: genius-ideas-mostly.
  • ISBN: 1407134507
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 307
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher:



"Seeing Delia without her sunglasses on is a BIG shock, but that's nothing compared with the surprise Dad has in store for me with his new found fitness regime. He says he's going to compete at my Sport's Day. Shame! Meanwhile Derek, Norman and I keep practicing in DOGZOMBIES so we're really ready for the school Talent Show."

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

  • Filename: the-brilliant-world-of-tom-gates.
  • ISBN: 9781407139487
  • Release Date: 2013-11-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerman.

The Geography of Genius

  • Filename: the-geography-of-genius.
  • ISBN: 9781451691689
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Eric Weiner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled into one” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A “superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating” (The Washington Post), he explores the history of places like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With his trademark insightful humor, this “big-hearted humanist” (The Wall Street Journal) walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?” “Fun and thought provoking” (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and “offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive” (Adam Grant, author of Originals).

Accidental Genius

  • Filename: accidental-genius.
  • ISBN: 9781605096513
  • Release Date: 2010-08-09
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Mark Levy
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers



NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That’s because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts so we sound smart and in control and so we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How do we get unstuck? For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he’s used for years to solve all types of business problems and generate ideas for books, articles, and blog posts. Freewriting is deceptively simple: start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won’t be able to keep up with your output—you’ll generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn’t have created any other way. Levy shares his six secrets to freewriting as well as fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower—seven of which are new to this edition. Also new to this edition: an extensive section on how to refine your raw freewriting into something you can share with the world.

My Big Brother Boris

  • Filename: my-big-brother-boris.
  • ISBN: 9781407144917
  • Release Date: 2014-09-04
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK



Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his own age - and he is SO grumpy. E-book edition of a brilliantly funny and reassuring tale about dealing with teenage siblings, written especially for little ones.

True Genius

  • Filename: true-genius.
  • ISBN: 9781633882249
  • Release Date: 2017-02-21
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Joel N. Shurkin
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books



Richard Garwin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama Called a "true genius" by Enrico Fermi, Richard Garwin has influenced modern life in far-reaching ways, yet he is hardly known outside the physics community. This is the first biography of one of America's great minds--a top physicist, a brilliant technological innovator, and a trusted advisor of presidents for sixty years. Among his many contributions to modern technology are innovations we now take for granted: air-traffic control systems, touch screens, color monitors, laser printers, GPS satellite navigation, and many other facets of everyday contemporary life. But certainly his most important work has been on behalf of nuclear disarmament. As a key member of the Los Alamos team that developed the hydrogen bomb (he created the final design), Garwin subsequently devoted much of his career to ensuring that nuclear weapons never again be used. He has spent hundreds of hours testifying before Congress, serving on government advisory committees, and doing work that is still classified, all the while working for IBM as a researcher. A genuine polymath, his ideas extend from propulsion systems for interplanetary flight to preventing flu epidemics. Never shy about offering his opinions, even to rigid government bureaucracies unwilling to change, Garwin continues to show leaders how to do the smart thing. The world is a more interesting and safer place because of his many accomplishments.

The Fountainhead

  • Filename: the-fountainhead.
  • ISBN: 9781101137185
  • Release Date: 2005-04-26
  • Number of pages: 752
  • Author: Ayn Rand
  • Publisher: Penguin



The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

Quiet

  • Filename: quiet.
  • ISBN: 9780307452207
  • Release Date: 2012-01-24
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Susan Cain
  • Publisher: Broadway Books



The book that started the Quiet Revolution At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

  • Filename: the-most-powerful-idea-in-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9780226726342
  • Release Date: 2012-03-15
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: William Rosen
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

Tom Gates 8 Tom Gates Yes No Maybe

  • Filename: tom-gates-8-tom-gates-yes-no-maybe.
  • ISBN: 9781407155586
  • Release Date: 2015-05-07
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Liz Pichon
  • Publisher: Scholastic Fiction



From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Best Book for Younger Readers - Red House Children's Book Award, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 5 - 12 year-olds and the Blue Peter Best Story Book Award 2013, comes the eighth amazing instalment of this brilliant illustrated series in diary format!

The Odd Squad Bully Bait

  • Filename: the-odd-squad-bully-bait.
  • ISBN: 9780571304967
  • Release Date: 2014-01-21
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Michael Fry
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



Nick is stuffed in his locker. Again. It's not so bad. Lockers are roomier than you'd think. Especially when you're the shortest kid on the planet, which is exactly why Bully-Boy Roy stuffed him in there in the first place: he fits. The school counselor says Roy has issues. The only issue Nick can see is that Roy is a mutant troll. Nick's friends Molly and Karl think the troll needs to be defeated. Together, they are THE ODD SQUAD. If you want to laugh out loud, watch them beat the bullies and see some cool pictures, READ THIS BOOK!

Constellation of Genius

  • Filename: constellation-of-genius.
  • ISBN: 9781448184583
  • Release Date: 2013-08-01
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Author: Kevin Jackson
  • Publisher: Random House



1922. The spectacular year that F. Scott Fitzgerald chose as a backdrop for his most famous novel The Great Gatsby. It was also the year where James Joyce’s Ulysses and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land were published, Alfred Hitchcock directed his first feature, the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Louis Armstrong took the train from New Orleans to Chicago and made Jazz the defining music of the age, and Hollywood transformed the nature of fame. Constellation of Genius is the gloriously entertaining journey through the diaries of the actors, anthropologists, artists, dancers, designers, film-makers, philosophers, playwrights, politicians and scientists whose lives and works collided over twelve months, creating a frenzy of innovation and the beginning of a new era.

The German Genius

  • Filename: the-german-genius.
  • ISBN: 9780857203243
  • Release Date: 2010-09-16
  • Number of pages: 992
  • Author: Peter Watson
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



From the end of the Baroque age and the death of Bach in 1750 to the rise of Hitler in 1933, Germany was transformed from a poor relation among western nations into a dominant intellectual and cultural force more influential than France, Britain, Italy, Holland, and the United States. In the early decades of the 20th century, German artists, writers, philosophers, scientists, and engineers were leading their freshly-unified country to new and undreamed of heights, and by 1933, they had won more Nobel prizes than anyone else and more than the British and Americans combined. But this genius was cut down in its prime with the rise and subsequent fall of Adolf Hitler and his fascist Third Reich-a legacy of evil that has overshadowed the nation's contributions ever since. Yet how did the Germans achieve their pre-eminence beginning in the mid-18th century? In this fascinating cultural history, Peter Watson goes back through time to explore the origins of the German genius, how it flourished and shaped our lives, and, most importantly, to reveal how it continues to shape our world. As he convincingly demonstarates, while we may hold other European cultures in higher esteem, it was German thinking-from Bach to Nietzsche to Freud-that actually shaped modern America and Britain in ways that resonate today.

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