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What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data—Lifeblood of Big Business—and the End of Privacy as We Know It

Adam Tanner · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

The greatest threat to privacy today is not the NSA, but good-old American companies. Internet giants, leading retailers, and other firms are voraciously gathering data with little oversight from anyone.In Las Vegas, no company knows the value of data better than Caesars Entertainment....
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Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters

Michael S. Roth · Yale University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Contentious debates over the benefitsor drawbacksof a liberal education are as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitismoften calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast,...
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life...
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BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY;10TH EDITION

Bryan A. Garner · Thomson West; 10 edition
Format: Hardcover

For more than a century, Black's Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today, it s the most widely cited law book in the world. By Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner, the world s leading legal lexicographer, the 10th Edition is the most authoritative, comprehensive...
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Will College Pay Off?: A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You'll Ever Make

Peter Cappelli · PublicAffairs
Pages: 215
Format: Print book

The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved.Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees...
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The Job Description Handbook

Margie Mader-Clark · Nolo; Third Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Everything you need to define the job, step by stepEvery job has a description -- and if you craft it carefully, you can use a job description for effective hiring, new employee orientation, evaluating performances, discipline and plan for future growth. But if it's poorly written (or not written...
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The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine--Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary

Jenny Uglow · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical Victorian church in England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed, passionate, and unusual in every way.Sarah Losh is a lost Romantic genius—an antiquarian,...
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Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Les Standiford · Ecco
Format: Hardcover

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created - William Mulholland's Los Angeles aqueduct - a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today.In...
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More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Diane Ravitch · Haymarket Books
Format: Book

For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nations youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting...
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Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

Diane Ravitch · Knopf; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, whistle-blower extraordinaire The Wall Street Journal, author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System Important and riveting—Library...
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The Home Distilling and Infusing Handbook, Second Edition: Make Your Own Whiskey & Bourbon Blends, Infused Spirits, Cordials & Liqueurs

Matthew Teacher · Cider Mill Press; 2 edition
Format: Print book

Create your own signature blends at home with the fully updated and newly expanded edition of The Home Distilling and Infusing Handbook, featuring dozens of creative infusion recipes!Like to dabble, invent, experiment, and concoct? Like to drink? Move beyond bartending and learn how to combine...
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What Does it Mean to Be Well Educated? And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies

Alfie Kohn · Beacon Press
Pages: 212
Format: Paperback

Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the...
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