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The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey · Riverhead Books, 2016.
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From a renowned education writer comes a fascinating examination of the rapidly shifting world of college that every parent, student and educator needs to understand.In 2011-2012, some of the world's most famous universities and technology entrepreneurs began a revolution in higher...
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Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In on Your Inspiration

Patricia Nolan-Brown · AMACOM
Pages: 254
Format: Print book

You don't have to be a mechanical genius to be an inventor. Anyone can invent - a parent wrestling with a baby sling ...a coach frustrated with slick-soled running shoes ...an office worker determined to keep the computer cords untangled. Inventing is simply finding clever solutions...
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The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath

Nicco Mele · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

How seemingly innocuous technologies are unsettling the balance of power by putting it in the hands of the masses - and what a world without "big" will mean for all of us.In The End of Big, social media pioneer, political and business strategist, and Harvard Kennedy School faculty...
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The Early American Daguerreotype: Cross-Currents in Art and Technology

Sarah Kate Gillespie · The MIT Press
Pages: 213
Format: Print book

The daguerreotype, invented in France, came to America in 1839. By 1851, this early photographic method had been improved by American daguerreotypists to such a degree that it was often referred to as "the American process." The daguerreotype -- now perhaps mostly associated with...
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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Diane Ravitch · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts.Diane Ravitch - former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create...
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The Oxford Companion to Architecture (Oxford Companions)

Patrick Goode · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford Companion to Architecture is a unique and indispensable two-volume resource for all who wish to enrich their passion and knowledge of architecture. 1,500 A-Z entries cover all aspects of architecture, from architects, building types, and movements and styles to materials, aspects...
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Women and Leadership

Deborah L. Rhode · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States...
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Make a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Robot: Building a Rover with Python, Linux, Motors, and Sensors

Wolfram Donat · Maker Media, Inc; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Make a Raspberry-Pi Controlled Robot teaches you how to build a capable and upgradeable personal robot for around $100. You'll learn how to control servos, respond to sensor input, and know where your bot is using GPS. You'll also learn many ways to connect to your robot and send...
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Beyond the Grave, Revised and Updated Edition: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children

Jeffery L. Condon · HarperBusiness; Rev Upd edition
Format: Print book

This expert, one-of-a-kind handbook shows you how to ensure that your inheritance instructions will be carried out the way you want them to be; protect your children's inheritance from creditors, ex-spouses, addictions, tax troubles, mismanagement, squandering, and other risks of loss;...
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The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter

Greg Toppo · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small...
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DEWALT HVAC Code Reference: Based on the International Mechanical Code

American Contractor's Exam Services · DEWALT; 1 edition
Pages: 84
Format: Spiral-bound

Get your next HVAC job done right - the first time - with this new reference guide from an industry leader in contractor education. The DEWALT HVAC Code Reference uses the International Mechanical Code as the foundation for providing readers with the knowledge and skills needed to install...
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The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read

Michael Bérubé · New York University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Narrative informs everything we think, do, plan, remember, and imagine. We tell stories and we listen to stories, gauging their "well-formedness" within a couple of years of learning to walk and talk. Some argue that the capacity to understand narrative is innate to our species;...
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Help Your Kids with Science

DK Publishing · DK
Format: Book

Following the success of Help Your Kids with Math, Help Your Kids with Science is a comprehensive and stress-free approach to science. With clear graphics, instantly understandable diagrams, and welcoming, jargon-free text — covering all the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics...
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Make: Sensors: A Hands-On Primer for Monitoring the Real World with Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Tero Karvinen · O'Reilly & Associates
Pages: 377
Format: Paperback

Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino...
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The end of sex and the future of human reproduction

Henry T Greely · Harvard University Press
Pages: 381
Format: Print book

Within twenty, maybe forty, years most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction. Instead, prospective parents will be told as much as they wish to know about the genetic makeup of dozens of embryos, and they will pick one or two for implantation,...
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