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Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age

Cory Doctorow · McSweeney's
Format: Hardcover

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This...
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iPhone in Easy Steps: Covers iPhone 6 and iOS 8

Drew Provan · In Easy Steps Limited; Fifth Edition edition

With a copy of iPhone in Easy Steps at hand, you will be whizzing through the sleek features of your iPhone sooner than you know it! Learn how to set up your iPhone to suit your needs and to keep it safe, utilize your iPhone like a computer to email, get organized, browse the web and read...
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Why Knowledge Matters: Rescuing Our Children from Failed Educational Theories

E D Hirsch · Harvard Education Press
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

In Why Knowledge Matters, influential scholar E. D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform and shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Hirsch, author of The Knowledge Deficit,...
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Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates

Richard Arum · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Few books have ever made their presence felt on college campuses—and newspaper opinion pages—as quickly and thoroughly as Richard Arum and Josipa Roksas 2011 landmark study of undergraduates learning, socialization, and study habits, Academically Adrift Limited Learning on College Campuses....
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Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet

David Grinspoon · Grand Central Pub
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

For the first time in Earth's history, one species--humans--is knowingly altering our planet's evolution, exerting increasing influence and attempting stewardship. How we handle this juncture may very well determine the fate not just of our species, but of life, and the planet. Without...
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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance · Ecco Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Audible and Amazon
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LLC or Corporation?: How to Choose the Right Form for Your Business

Anthony Mancuso Attorney · NOLO; Sixth edition
Format: Paperback

Decide whether to form an LLC or a corporation -- the most important decision you'll make for your business Your company has grown -- now it's time to upgrade your legal structure to something that will protect you and your assets, as well as provide other benefits. In other words,...
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War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict

Corey Mead · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A behind-the-scenes look at how the military uses video game technology to train soldiers, treat veterans, and entice new recruits How does the U.S. military train its soldiers for new forms of armed conflict, all within the constraints of diminished defense budgets? Increasingly, the answer...
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College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

Jeffrey J. Selingo · New Harvest
Format: Book

What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment on the rise, people are beginning to question...
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The Proteus Paradox: How Online Games and Virtual Worlds Change Us—And How They Don't

Nick Yee · Yale University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Proteus, the mythical sea god who could alter his appearance at will, embodies one of the promises of online games: the ability to reinvent oneself. Yet inhabitants of virtual worlds rarely achieve this liberty, game researcher Nick Yee contends. Though online games evoke freedom and escapism,...
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Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man

Brian W Stolarz · W W Norton
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

What is worse than having a client on Death Row in Texas? Having a client on Death Row in Texas who is innocent and not knowing if you will be able to stop his execution in time. Grace and Justice on Death Row: A Race Against Time to Free an Innocent Man tells the story of Alfred Dewayne...
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John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History

Leon Wildes · Amer Bar Association
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

At a time when the hottest issue in US immigration law is the proposed action by President Obama to protect from deportation as many as 5 million illegals in the United States, the 1972 John Lennon deportation case takes on special relevance today, notwithstanding the passage of forty years...
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The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It

Leonard Cassuto · Harvard University Press
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

It is no secret that American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate students take too long to complete their studies and face a dismal academic job market if they succeed. The Graduate School Mess gets to the root of these problems and offers concrete solutions for revitalizing graduate...
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The Small-Scale Dairy: The Complete Guide to Milk Production for the Home and Market

Gianaclis Caldwell · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 212
Format: Paperback

The Small-Scale Dairy includes everything you need to know in order to successfully produce nourishing, healthy, farm-fresh milk. Whether for home use, direct sale to the consumer, or sale to an artisanal cheesemaker, high-quality raw milk is a delicate, desirable product. Successful and sustainable...
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