Back Professional & Technical | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Professional & Technical  
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Jennifer A Doudna · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril. Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2015

Peterson's · Peterson's; 49 edition
Format: Hardcover

Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law & Social Work 2015 contains more than 11,000 graduate programs across all of the relevant disciplines - including accounting and finance, business management, education, law, library and information sciences, marketing,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College

Sandra Berger · Prufrock Press; 4 edition
Format: Paperback

College Planning for Gifted Students: Choosing and Getting into the Right College is a must-have for any gifted or advanced learner planning to attend college. Sandra Berger, a nationally recognized expert on college and career planning for gifted students, provides a hands-on, practical...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets

Charles P Wohlforth · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer: a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable.We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom

Lewis Buzbee · Graywolf Press
Format: Hardcover

A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted BookshopIn Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He offers fascinating histories of the key ideas informing educational...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

Oliver Morton · Princeton University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

The risks of global warming are pressing and potentially vast. The difficulty of doing without fossil fuels is daunting, possibly even insurmountable. So there is an urgent need to rethink our responses to the crisis. To meet that need, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists...
Read More check catalog
 
 
I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

MATT TAIBBI · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police - from the bestselling author of The Divide "[A] searing exposé . . . What emerges from the author's superb reporting and vivid writing...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet

Henry Fountain · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

SARAH K FIELDS · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 200
Format: eBook

Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. In Game Faces , Sarah K. Fields looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them--golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback Joe Montana, college football coach Wally Butts, baseball...
Read More check catalog
 
 
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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life

Jane Sherron De Hart · Knopf
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

The first full life - private, public, legal, philosophical - of the 107th Supreme Court Justice, one of the most profound and profoundly transformative legal minds of our time; a book fifteen years in work, written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and based on many interviews...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Making Hay: How to Cut, Dry, Rake, Gather, and Store a Nourishing Crop. A Storey BASICS® Title

Ann Larkin Hansen · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Paperback

Ann Larkin Hansen covers everything you need to know to successfully make your own hay from cutting drying and raking to baling and storingxAShe also tells you everything you need to know about equipment options including traditional horse power tractor power and implements ranging from...
Read More check catalog