On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after a police officer put him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes. The final moments of Garner's life were captured on video and seen by millions. His agonized last words, "I can't breathe," became a rallying cry for the nascent Black Lives Matter protest movement. A grand jury ultimately declined to indict the officer who wrestled Garner to the pavement.
Matt Taibbi's deeply reported retelling of these events liberates Eric Garner from the abstractions of newspaper accounts and lets us see the man in full - with all his flaws and contradictions intact. A husband and father with a complicated personal history, Garner was neither villain nor victim, but a fiercely proud individual determined to do the best he could for his family, bedeviled by bad luck, and ultimately subdued by forces beyond his control.
In America, no miscarriage of justice exists in isolation, of course, and in I Can't Breathe Taibbi also examines the conditions that made this tragedy possible. Featuring vivid vignettes of life on the street and inside our Kafkaesque court system, Taibbi's kaleidoscopic account illuminates issues around policing, mass incarceration, the underground economy, and racial disparity in law enforcement. No one emerges unsullied, from the conservative district attorney who half-heartedly prosecutes the case to the progressive mayor caught between the demands of outraged activists and the foot-dragging of recalcitrant police officials.
A masterly narrative of urban America and a scathing indictment of the perverse incentives built into our penal system, I Can't Breathe drills down into the particulars of one case to confront us with the human cost of our broken approach to dispensing criminal justice.
"Richly reported and evocative . . . a vivid folk history that should prove useful to anyone who seeks to understand the world Eric Garner inhabited, not just progressives." - Jill Leovy, bestselling author of Ghettoside
Spiegel & Grau
Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2015
Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions 2015 contains profiles of 6,750 graduate programs at over 1,200 institutions in the biological/biomedical sciences and health-related/medical professions. Informative data profiles are included for 6,750 graduate programs in every available discipline in the biological and biomedical sciences and health-related medical professions, including facts and figures on accreditation, degree requirements, application deadlines and contact information, financial support, faculty, and student body profiles. Two-page in-depth descriptions, written by featured institutions, offer complete details on specific graduate program, school, or department as well as information on faculty research and the college or university.
Peterson's; 49 edition
Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2015
Peterson's Graduate Programs in Engineering & Applied Sciences 2015 contains comprehensive profiles of more than 3,850 graduate programs in all relevant disciplines-including aerospace/aeronautical engineering, agricultural engineering & bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science and information technology, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, telecommunications, and more. Two-page in-depth descriptions, written by featured institutions, offer complete details on a specific graduate program, school, or department as well as information on faculty research. Comprehensive directories list programs in this volume, as well as others in the Peterson's graduate series.
Peterson's; 49 edition
I Got Schooled
By Shyamalan, M. Night
I Got Schooled offers a look at Americas educational achievement gap that could only have come from an outsider Famed director M Night Shyamalan has long had a serious interest in education The foundation he and his wife started once gave college scholarships to promising inner-city students but Shyamalan realized that these scholarships did nothing to improve education for all the other students in under-performing schools When he learned that some schools were succeeding with similar student populations he traveled across the country to find out how they did this and whether these schools had something in common He eventually learned that there are five keys to closing Americas achievement gap But just as we must do several things to maintain good health eat the right foods exercise regularly get a good nights sleepso too must we use all five keys to turn around our lowest-performing schools These five keys are used by all the schools that are succeeding and no schools are succeeding without them Before he discovered them Shyamalan investigated some popular reform ideas that proved to be dead ends such as smaller class size truculent unions and merit pay for teachers He found that the biggest obstacle to school reform is cognitive biases too many would-be reformers have committed themselves to false solutions This is a deeply personal book by an unbiased observer determined to find out what works and why so that we as a nation can fulfill our obligation to give every student an opportunity for a good education.
Simon & Schuster
The Grants Register 2013
By Tanabe, Gen
The most comprehensive guide on postgraduate grants and professional funding globally. For thirty-one years it has been the leading source for up-to-date information on the availability of, and eligibility for, postgraduate and professional awards. Each entry is verified by its awarding body and all information is updated annually.
The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier.
In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined with nuclear weapons, offered a formidable check on Soviet aggression. In 1947, the United States Air Force was established. Meanwhile, scientists and engineers were pioneering a revolutionary new type of aircraft which could do what no other machine had ever done: reach mach 1 - a speed faster than the movement of sound - which pilots called "the demon."
Chasing the Demon recreates an era of excitement and danger, adventure and innovation, when the future of the free world was at stake and American ingenuity took the world from the postwar years to the space age. While the pressure to succeed was high, it was unknown whether man or machine could survive such tremendous speeds.
A decorated military pilot with years of experience flying supersonic fighter jets, Dan Hampton reveals in-depth the numerous potential hazards that emerged with the Air Force's test flights: controls broke down, engines flamed out, wings snapped, and planes and pilots disintegrated as they crashed into the desert floor. He also introduces the men who pushed the envelope taking the cockpits of these jets, including World War II ace Major Dick Bong and twenty-four-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager, who made history flying the Bell X-1 plane faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.
Illustrated with thirty black-and-white photographs, Chasing the Demon recalls this period of the emerging Cold War and the brave adventurers pursing the final frontier in aviation.
By Domnarski, William
Judge Richard Posner is one of the great legal minds of our age, on par with such generation-defining judges as Holmes, Hand, and Friendly. A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the principal exponent of the enormously influential law and economics movement, he writes provocative books as a public intellectual, receives frequent media attention, and has been at the center of some very high-profile legal spats. He is also a member of an increasingly rare breed-judges who write their own opinions rather than delegating the work to clerks-and therefore we have unusually direct access to the workings of his mind and judicial philosophy.Now, for the first time, this fascinating figure receives a full-length biographical treatment.
Oxford University Press
The Grants Register 2016
By Macmillan, Palgrave
The Grants Register 2016Thirty-fourth Edition The most authoritative and comprehensive guide available to postgraduate and professional funding worldwide International coverage of grants in 54 countries, both English and non-English speaking Over 1,100 awarding bodies provide information on over 4,770 awards Updated annually to ensure accurate information Awarding bodies arranged alphabetically with a full list of awards Full contact details including telephone, fax, email and websites Information on subject areas, level of study, eligibility and value of awards Details of application procedures and closing dates ,
Teens talk to adults about how they develop motivation and mastery Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing question to teachers of adolescents: What does it take to get really good at something? Starting with what they already know and do well, teenagers from widely diverse backgrounds join a cutting-edge dialogue with adults about the development of mastery in and out of school. Their insights frame motivation, practice, and academic challenge in a new light that galvanizes more powerful learning for all. To put these students' ideas into practice, the book also includes practical tips for educators. * Breaks new ground by bringing youth voices to a timely topic-motivation and mastery * Includes worksheets, tips, and discussion guides that help put the book's ideas into practice * Author has 18 previous books on adolescent learning and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Educational Leadership, and American Educator From the acclaimed author of Fires in the Bathroom, this is the next-step book that pushes the conversation to next level, as teenagers tackle the pressing challenges of motivation and mastery.
Craft Beer for the Homebrewer
By Agnew, Michael
As the craft beer craze continues to sweep the nation, more and more people are deciding to try their hand at creating their own perfect brew. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone (think sommelier for beer) Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption and creation into one definitive guidebook, designed for the craft beer lover who also happens to be a homebrew enthusiast. Agnew presents dozens of recipes adapted by craft brewmasters for the homebrewer to make in his or her own kitchen, basement, garage, or patio. Based on the actual production beers of featured microbreweries, these recipes cover the entire range of beer styles--ambers and pales, IPAs, stouts and porters, Irish and Scottish ales, Belgians, and wheats--representing craft breweries from across the United States.
The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools 2014 / 2015
By Publishing, Grey House
The only guide of its kind, offering a snapshot profile of every public school district in the United States serving 1,500 or more students-more than 5,900 districts are covered. Organized alphabetically by district within state, each chapter begins with a two-page Statistical Overview of the State. Next, each district listing includes contact information (name, address, phone number and web site) plus Grades Served, the Numbers of Students and Teachers and the Number of Regular, Special Education, Alternative and Vocational Schools in the district along with statistics on Student/Classroom Teacher Ratios, Drop Out Rates, Ethnicity, the Numbers of Librarians and Guidance Counselors and District Expenditures per student. Plus, unlike any other resource, The Comparative Guide to American Elementary & Secondary Schools provides important ranking tables, both by state and nationally, for each data element. These important tables allow the user to quickly find out how a district compares with other districts on several different elements. For easy navigation through this wealth of information, this handbook contains a useful City Index that lists all districts that operate schools within a city. These important comparative statistics are necessary for anyone considering relocation or doing comparative research on their own district and would be a perfect acquisition for any public library or school district library.
The Grants Register 2015
By Macmillan, Palgrave
The Grants Register 2015Thirty-third Edition The most authoritative and comprehensive guide available to postgraduate and professional funding worldwide International coverage of grants in 51 countries, both English and non-English speaking Almost 1,200 awarding bodies provide information on almost 4,800 awards Updated annually to ensure accurate information Awarding bodies arranged alphabetically with a full list of awards Full contact details including telephone, fax, email and websites Information on subject areas, level of study, eligibility and value of awards Details of application procedures and closing dates
The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph
In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind's first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy's promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.
Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut's homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over -- after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth's atmosphere following a flight to deep space -- the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach.
The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger -- Jim Lovell's co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13 -- can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet.