Back Professional & Technical | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Professional & Technical  
Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

David A Mindell · Viking
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

"[An] essential book ... it is required reading as we seriously engage one of the most important debates of our time." - Sherry Turkle, author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

From drones to Mars rovers - an exploration of the most...
Read More check catalog
Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire

Gary S. Cross · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

From the candy bar to the cigarette, records to roller coasters, a technological revolution during the last quarter of the nineteenth century precipitated a colossal shift in human consumption and sensual experience.  Food, drink, and many other consumer goods came to be mass-produced,...
Read More check catalog
Understanding living trusts : how you can avoid probate, keep control, save taxes, and enjoy peace of mind

Vickie Schumacher · Schumacher Publishing
Format:  Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats

Hailed as America's best book on living trusts, "Understanding Living Trusts®" has been a favorite of consumers and professionals for more than 25 years. Previous editions have sold almost 400,000 copies! This sixth edition, which replaces all previous editions, is current...
Read More check catalog
The Complete Guide to Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt at Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Richard Helweg · Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.; 2 Revised edition

Since the earliest human civilizations in the west, milk has been gathered from domesticated animals such as the goat, sheep, and cow to create a wide variety of high protein and tasty foods including cheese, butter, and yogurt. With more than 3,000 kinds of cheese registered to the FDA and dozens...
Read More check catalog
The Art of Natural Cheesemaking: Using Traditional, Non-Industrial Methods and Raw Ingredients to Make the World's Best Cheeses

David Asher · Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: Print book

Including more than 35 step-by-step recipes from the Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking Most DIY cheesemaking books are hard to follow, complicated, and confusing, and call for the use of packaged freeze-dried cultures, chemical additives, and expensive cheesemaking equipment. In The Art of Natural...
Read More check catalog
8 Ways to Avoid Probate

Mary Randolph · NOLO; Tenth Edition edition
Format: Book

Some simple planning can spare families the cost and delay of probate court proceedings after a loved one's death. Probate can drag on for years, and can easily cost  thousands of dollars -- money that would otherwise have gone to survivors. 8 Ways to Avoid Probate offers simple...
Read More check catalog

H Richard Milner · Harvard Education Press
Pages: 212
Format: Print book

In this incisive and practical book, H. Richard Milner IV provides educators with a crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. Milner looks carefully at the circumstances of these students' lives and describes how those circumstances profoundly affect their...
Read More check catalog
Why Not Jail?: Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction

Rena Steinzor · Cambridge University Press
Format: Print book

The U.S. Department of Justice is under fire for failing to prosecute banks that caused the 2008 economic meltdown because they are too big to jail. Prosecutors have long neglected to hold corporate executives accountable for chronic mistakes that kill and injure workers and customers....
Read More check catalog
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,...
Read More check catalog
Raising Chickens For Dummies

Kimberly Willis · For Dummies
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside,...
Read More check catalog
A Conflict of Principles: The Battle Over Affirmative Action at the University of Michigan

Carl Cohen · University Press of Kansas, 2014.
Pages: 302
Format: Print book

"No state . . . shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." So says the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, a document held dear by Carl Cohen, a professor of philosophy and longtime champion of civil liberties who has devoted...
Read More check catalog
A Prison Called School: Creating Effective Schools for All Learners

Maure Ann Metzger · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 217
Format: Print book

Why are our educational institutions and practices such a poor fit for so many students? A Prison Called School addresses the complex issues that place many students at a disadvantage as they try to survive yet another hurdle in life - school. Although some students are able to navigate...
Read More check catalog