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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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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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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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Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

Brian McGinty · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.In the early hours of May 6, 1856, the steamboat Effie Afton barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge -- the first railroad bridge ever to span the Mississippi...
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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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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....
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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...
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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever. We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process - especially in election season. It's raining...
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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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Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

Kennedy Odede · Ecco Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. With a Foreword by Nicholas Kristof.This is the story of two young people from completely different...
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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...
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