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The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Diane Ravitch · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts.Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create...
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Herb Gardening: How to Prepare the Soil, Choose Your Plants, and Care For, Harvest, and Use Your Herbs

Melissa Melton Snyder · The Countryman Press
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

A comprehensive guide to starting an herb garden, written for beginners The consummate beginners guide for anyone interested in starting an herb garden. It will explain, in simple terms, everything you need to know about choosing the site, preparing the soil, choosing the plants, caring...
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4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars

Nicky Jenner · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar...
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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

John Brockman · Harper Perennial
Pages: 608
Format: Paperback

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Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science

Dave Levitan · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

An eye-opening tour of the political tricks that subvert scientific progress.The Butter-Up and Undercut. The Certain Uncertainty. The Straight-Up Fabrication. Dave Levitan dismantles all of these deceptive arguments, and many more, in this probing and hilarious examination of the ways our elected...
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Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us

Sam Kean · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating science and history of the air we breatheIt's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell.In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table,...
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Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk · AMER LIBRARY Association
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started "accidentally," you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing...
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Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet

Michael Bloomberg · ST MARTIN'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former head of the Sierra Club Carl Pope comes a manifesto on how the benefits of taking action on climate change are concrete, immediate, and immense. They explore climate change solutions that will make the world healthier and more...
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