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Isaacson, Walter

Summary: Leonardo da Vinci created the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and engineering. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry. His ability to stand at the crossroads of the...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audioworks, Simon & Schuster Audio 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 DA VINCI, LEONARDO ISA

Dragoon, Leigh

Summary: Teens June, a military prodigy born into wealth, and Day, a criminal from the slums, are brought together and face plague, war, and a powerful, common enemy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam' s Sons 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 LEG

Summary: Worlds collide in Season 3! A love affair with Penny has opened a big, wide, wonderful world of romance for Leonard. But Sheldon likes the world just the way it was, thank you. All of which makes for a zany comic triangle with brainy, clueless Sheldon and practical, grounded Penny hilariously vying for the role of hypotenuse.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia [distributor 2010

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BIG

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BIG

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Big 2010

Summary: Pitted against his most chilling adversary yet, Luther is haunted by past ghosts and hellbent on revenge as the Serious Crime Unit faces its most challenging psychological duel to date. There is no question he will come close to the edge, but will he finally go over?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LUT

Wolitzer, Meg

Summary: The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Wolitzer

Summary: Presently working in an oil field, talented pianist Robert Dupea spends most of his free time downing beers, playing poker and being noncommittal with his sexy but witless girlfriend Rayette. But when he is summoned to his father's deathbed, Dupea returns home with Rayette, where he meets and falls for a sophisticated woman. Now caught between his conflicting lifestyles, the gifted but troubled...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FIV

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE FIV

Clare, Gwendolyn

Summary: In an alternate 19th-century Italy, Elsa has an incredible gift: she can craft new worlds with precise lines of script written in books. But political extremists have stolen the most dangerous book ever scribed--one that can rewrite the Earth itself. Now Elsa must track down the friend who betrayed her and recover the book before its destructive power is unleashed. Can she handle the secrets...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Imprint 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC CLA

McMahon, Darrin M.

Summary: "Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of genius can be traced back to antiquity, whenmen of great insight were thought to be advised by demons. The modern idea of genius emerged in tension with a growing belief in human...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.9 MCM

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: When the moonless shadows of London give birth to a new nightmare, John Luther (Idris Elba) once again confronts the depths of human depravity. As a series of monstrous killings becomes more audacious, Luther and new recruit DS Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku) are confounded by a tangle of misdirection that seems to protect an unspeakable horror. But as the case brings him closer than ever to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Studios 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LUT

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Jarod is a Pretender, a genius whose exceptional intelligence allows him to assume various identities at will. He was taken from his parents at an early age and brought up in a think tank, where he believed his mind was being used to benefit mankind. When he learned that the simulations he solved were being sold to the highest bidder, he escaped. Now on the run, he searches for his true...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV PRE

Isaacson, Walter

Summary: "He was history's most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DA VINCI, LEONARDO ISA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 DAV

Syed, Matthew.

Summary: In this thoughtful, provocative book, a former Olympian persuasively demonstrates how sports offer powerful and often overlooked tools with which to explore fundamental subjects, including biology, morality, globalization, culture, gender, race, and economics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 650.1 SYE

Keating, Jess

Summary: Nikki Tesla is a genius, so mostly she finds school boring, and amuses herself by inventing things, like her mysterious missing father; trouble is most of her inventions have serious, lethal potential (like the death ray, which just blew a hole in her floor); so she and her ferret are hustled off to the special Genius Academy with classmates who are equally exceptional, although she still...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KEA

Nugent, Benjamin.

Summary: An engaging study of the nerd in American popular culture and throughout history discussed in such contexts as the rise of online gaming, the science fiction club, ethnicity, Asperger's syndrome, autism, and high school and college debating.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9 NUG

Summary: Aliens abduct all adults; genius Jimmy and his friends build an interstellar spacefleet and rescue them, and get home in time for dinner.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV JIM

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile DVD, Call number: J DVD Movie Jimmy 2001

Summary: A self-destructive near-genius, Luther might just be as dangerous as the depraved criminals he hunts. Luther follows his own moral code as much as the rules of criminal law. But he quickly becomes locked in a lethal battle of wits with Alicea, a beautiful, highly intelligent mass murderer, and his decision-making process becomes increasingly murky. Luther's lonely path pulls him towards the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV LUT

Browning, James

Summary: "The Fracking King follows Winston Crwth--a boarding-school kid, loner, and Scrabble prodigy--who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight to stop fracking in Pennsylvania. Truth is a rare commodity in politics, and the idea of "winning" a debate as cleanlyand simply as you'd win a Scrabble game can seem impossible. But with the truth on his side, a jar of toxic "frackwater," and the belief that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BRO

Keyes, Daniel.

Summary: Charlie Gordon, a youth with limited mental capabilities, along with a laboratory rat named Algernon become the joint objects of a scientific alteration to see if Charlie can become "normal."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 2004

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KEY

Robinson, Andrew

Summary: The extraordinarily inventive Linus Pauling, twice winner of the Nobel Prize, was asked how he came to have so many good ideas. Pauling replied: "Well, I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones." Where do ideas come from? And why do the best ideas sometimes strike in a flash of "sudden genius"? Andrew Robinson here offers a fascinating look at the genesis of creativity in science and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153.35 ROB

Ueno, Haruki

Summary: "Hiro teams up with Baymax to resolve the mysterious disappearance of his brother and role model, Tadashi. With four reliable friends and an upgraded Baymax by his side, Hiro finally confronts the masked man, the one who holds the key to the truth!! Spurred by his desire for revenge, Hiro corners the masked man, but then something goes wrong with Baymax! Can Baymax protect Hiro?! Read the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yen Press 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J GRAPHIC BIG

Summary: A mentally retarded man becomes intelligent after brain surgery, and romances a caseworker before slipping back into retardation. Based on Daniel Keyes' novel Flowers for Algernon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA CHA

Canin, Ethan

Summary: In this mesmerizing novel, Ethan Canin, the New York Times bestselling author of America America and other acclaimed works of fiction, explores the mysteries of a father, a son, and a family, as well as the nature of genius, jealousy, ambition, and love.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CAN

Damon, Matt

Summary: A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD GOO RATED R

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE GOO

Hillman, James.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 150 HIL