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101 Law Forms for Personal Use
101 Law Forms for Personal Use

Nolo Editors · NOLO
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Reliable legal forms for common personal and family transactions At one time or another, we all need to get an agreement in writing. But where to start? 101 Law Forms for Personal Use makes it easy to create legal agreements and organize essential information. The plain-English instructions...
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Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds
Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds

Greg Milner · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology -- but is changing us in profound ways.Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared utility: the Global Positioning System. Even as it guides us across town, GPS helps...
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The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere
The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

Kevin Carey · Riverhead Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world's most famous universities and high-powered...
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One Nation Under Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis
One Nation Under Taught: Solving America's Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis

Dr. Vince M. Bertram · Beaufort Books
Format: Hardcover

America has been steadily sliding in global education rankings for decades. In particular, our students are increasingly unable to compete globally in STEM science, technology, engineering, and math fields. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress NAEP, in 2010 only 26 percent...
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit...
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Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business
Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business

Fred S. Steingold Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback

The all-in-one business law book When you run a small business, legal questions crop up almost on a daily basis. Ignoring them can threaten your enterprise - but hiring a lawyer to help with routine issues can devastate the bottom line. Fortunately, you have a better alternative. Legal...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It
Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Seidenberg Mar · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human
The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

Adam Piore · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

For millennia, humans have tried - and often failed - to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: the greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize...
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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
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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Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture
Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture

Ron Stodghill · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

A richly reported account of the forces threatening America's historic black colleges and universities - and how diverse leaders nationwide are struggling to keep these institutions and black culture alive for future generations.American education is under siege, and few parts of the system...
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Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System
Illusion of Justice: Inside Making a Murderer and America's Broken System

Jerome F Buting · Harpercollins
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Interweaving an insider's account of the true crime saga driving Netflix sensation Making a Murderer with other controversial cases from his career, this powerful memoir from Steven Avery's defense attorney reveals the flaws in America's criminal justice system and puts forth a provocative,...
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Earth in Human Hands: The Rise of Terra Sapiens and Hope for Our Planet
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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Code Check Electrical: An Illustrated Guide to Wiring a Safe House
Code Check Electrical: An Illustrated Guide to Wiring a Safe House

Redwood Kardon · Taunton Press; 2nd Spiral ed. edition
Format: Print book

This volume picks up where the original Code Check leaves off and expands on the electrical code section. Code Check Electrical clarifies the principles behind the electrical codes to ensure safety and prevent unnecessary violations. It also explains why electrical codes call for certain...
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