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Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools
Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America's Schools

Tom Little · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Noted educator Tom Little and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison reveal the home-grown solution to turning American students into life-long learners.The longtime head of Park Day School, Tom Little embarked on a tour of 43 progressive schools across the country. In this...
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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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Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Novella Carpenter · Penguin Books
Pages: 276
Format: Paperback

"One of New York Times Top 10 Books of 2009" (Dwight Garner) "Captivating... By turns edgy, moving, and hilarious, Farm City marks the debut of a striking new voice in American writing." --Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and Food RulesWhen Novella...
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Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes
Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes

William Gurstelle · Chicago Review Press
Format: Print book

Your home is your castle, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Engineer William Gurstelle, author of the bestselling Backyard Ballistics, poses this fascinating...
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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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Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win
Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Paul M. Barrett · Broadway Books
Format: Kindle Edition

The gripping story of one American lawyer's obsessive crusade - waged at any cost - against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action...
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Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest
Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest

Alethea Morrison · Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

This beginner’s guide to beekeeping clearly explains everything you need to know, from getting your first bees to harvesting your first crop of honey. Spectacular macro photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the playful text gives you the information you need...
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The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

Susan Wise Bauer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging...
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Barron's PRAXIS, 7th Edition: CORE/PLT
Barron's PRAXIS, 7th Edition: CORE/PLT

Robert Postman · Barron's Educational Series; 7 edition
Format: Print book

This brand-new, updated resource provides full preparation and two practice tests for the new computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators (5712, 5722, 5732) . The book incorporates the most recent computer delivered Praxis Core test question. Comprehensive Reading, Writing and Mathematics...
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More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing
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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Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!
Plastic Purge: How to Use Less Plastic, Eat Better, Keep Toxins Out of Your Body, and Help Save the Sea Turtles!

Michael SanClements · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback

Now a Denver Post #1 bestseller. Plastic is everywhere we look. Our computers and children's toys are made out of it, and our water and slices of American cheese are packaged in it. But why is there so much and what is it doing to our bodies? Is it possible to use less plastic and be happier...
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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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Future Tech, Right Now: X-Ray Vision, Mind Control, and Other Amazing Stuff from Tomorrow
Future Tech, Right Now: X-Ray Vision, Mind Control, and Other Amazing Stuff from Tomorrow

HowStuffWorks.com · Sourcebooks
Format: Print book

From X-ray vision to mind reading, come explore the coolest and craziest technology of the future Flying cars! Teleporting! Robot servants! These fantastic concepts are closer to reality than you think. In this exciting book, the team at HowStuffWorks tackles the technology, devices, and developments...
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College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education
College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education

Ryan Craig · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

For nearly two decades, pundits have been predicting the demise of higher education in the United States. Our colleges and universities will soon find themselves competing for students with universities from around the world. With the advent of massive open online courses ("MOOCS")...
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