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Why knowledge matters - rescuing our children from failed educational theories by Hirsch, E. D. (Eric Donald), 1928- author.

Why knowledge matters - rescuing our children from failed educational theories

In this provocative book, influential scholar E.D. Hirsch, Jr., addresses critical issues in contemporary education reform - over-testing, teacher blaming, preschool fadeout, and the persistence of achievement gaps over time. In each case, he shows how cherished truisms about education and child development have led to unintended and negative consequences. Drawing on recent findings in neuroscience and new data from France, he provides new evidence for the argument that a coherent, knowledge-bas

Jul 25, 2016
Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? - Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement by Goldstein, Steven D.

Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? - Transform Your Business Using the Five Principles of Engagement

Jul 25, 2016
Who really feeds the world? - the failures of agribusiness and the promise of agroecology by Shiva, Vandana, author.

Who really feeds the world? - the failures of agribusiness and the promise of agroecology

Jul 25, 2016
Whistlestop - My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History by Dickerson, John

Whistlestop - My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History

Jul 25, 2016
Where am I now? - true stories of girlhood and accidental fame by Wilson, Mara, author.

Where am I now? - true stories of girlhood and accidental fame

""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight." --Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together." --Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid on a film set full

Jul 19, 2016
When women were birds - fifty-four variations on voice by Williams, Terry Tempest.

When women were birds - fifty-four variations on voice

In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams (beloved author of "Refuge") creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals . and what it means to have a voice beyond a selfless existence informed by children and a husband.

Jul 25, 2016
When things fall apart - heart advice for difficult times by Chödrön, Pema, author.

When things fall apart - heart advice for difficult times

Describes a traditional Buddhist approach to suffering and how embracing the painful situation and using communication, negative habits, and challenging experiences leads to emotional growth and happiness.

Jul 25, 2016
When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Chodron, Pema

When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Jul 19, 2016
When Strangers Meet - How People You Don|t Know Can Transform You by Stark, Kio

When Strangers Meet - How People You Don|t Know Can Transform You

Jul 25, 2016
When Paris sizzled - the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends by McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author.

When Paris sizzled - the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends

Jul 19, 2016
When nobody was watching - my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world by Lloyd, Carli, 1982- author.

When nobody was watching - my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world

The celebrated star of the U.S. women's national soccer team chronicles her rise to the top, describing how she nearly quit the sport in 2003 until finding a trusted trainer who helped her become one of the best players in the world.

Jul 25, 2016
When in French - love in a second language by Collins, Lauren (Journalist).

When in French - love in a second language

"A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier--a surprising turn of events for someone who didn't have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn't understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in h

Jul 19, 2016
What you must know about liver disease - a practical guide to using conventional and complementary treatments by Snyder, Rich, author.

What you must know about liver disease - a practical guide to using conventional and complementary treatments

Jul 25, 2016
What the Luck? - The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives by Smith, Gary

What the Luck? - The Surprising Role of Chance in Our Everyday Lives

Jul 25, 2016
What the f - what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves by Bergen, Benjamin K, author.

What the f - what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves

"Everyone swears. Only the rare individual can avoid ever letting slip an expletive, whether after a few cocktails, a stubbed toe, or in flagrante delicto. And yet at the same time, we all accept all limits on swearing--tacitly, through censorship, and actively, as we hold our tongues around children in the vain effort to shield them. We even punish children for uttering, in passing, the very same words that we use to release tension, express pain, or inflame passions. Swearing is the part of us

Jul 19, 2016
What great parents do - 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive by Reischer, Erica, author

What great parents do - 75 simple strategies for raising kids who thrive

"A golden rule book to parenting best practices, What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults.What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know road map for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about pa

Jul 25, 2016
We Gon' Be Alright - Notes on Race and Resegregation by Chang, Jeff

We Gon' Be Alright - Notes on Race and Resegregation

Jul 19, 2016
Water in plain sight - hope for a thirsty world by Schwartz, Judith D., author.

Water in plain sight - hope for a thirsty world

"In a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking, the author of the groundbreaking Cows Save the Planet, sharing stories from around the globe, offers real-world solutions to today's water crisis,"--NoveList.

Jul 25, 2016
Warning signs - how to protect your kids from becoming victims or perpetrators of violence and aggression by Johnson, Brian D., 1962 October 3-

Warning signs - how to protect your kids from becoming victims or perpetrators of violence and aggression

"Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the "old" risk factors--child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty--have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media

Jul 19, 2016
War or peace- avoid the destruction of divorce by Jenkins, Joryn

War or peace- avoid the destruction of divorce

Jul 25, 2016