Lewis Buzbee's visit to his old elementary school stirre up vivid memories of his formative years in the California educational system. He reflects on a lifetime of schooling and contrasts that with the state of schools today.
A guide to using book clubs to open up dialogue about and explore issues facing young girls today. Mother-daughter book clubs are a great way to encourage your child's reading and for girls and moms to bond with each other while also socializing with friends. They can create a safe and empowering haven where girls can openly discuss, question, and navigate some of the challenges of girlhood today.
Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, with brief and pointed answers to questions that come up when raising kids. Parenting On-the-Go offers a quick and easy reference for parents of children under six. With more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is comprehensive and precise. Elkind draws from his own research and experience for an expertise and sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders to taking your kids to the zoo.
Through examinations of specific cases throughout history, crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery explores the gruesome but fascinating history and progress of forensic science around the world.
Overscheduled kids (and parents) complain that homework is pointless busy work without academic value. The truth is, homework helps our kids learn much more than what will be "on the test"--including life skills and learning habits that will help them succeed in a highly competitive job market. These skills include concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-discipline. This practical and parent-friendly book presents a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the stress of everyday routine, getting beyond the daily struggle to harness the true value of homework.
Liza Long is the single mother of a child with an undiagnosed mental disorder. When she heard about the Newtown shooting her first thought was, "What if my son does that someday?" She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, posted to an online journal. Now, in The Price of Silence she takes a look at how we address mental illness, especially in children, who are funneled through a system of education, mental healthcare, and juvenile detention that leads far too often to prison. In the end she asks one central question: If there's a poster child for cancer why can't there be one for mental illness?
Fracking, extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, is being touted as the nation's answer to energy independence. Bamberger and Oswald look at the ground zero effects of fracking, how it endangers the environment and harms people, pets, and livestock.
Resonating with our most profound life experiences, this book explains why we trust other people and form lifelong bonds, and why we ignore these connections at our peril. Pinker answers crucial questions about human relationships in a digital age, such as: How important is face-to-face interaction as children develop new skills, when adults fall in love, when they negotiate business transactions, and as they age? How did humans evolve such finely-tuned barometers of trust and betrayal--and do these mechanisms work if you're not face-to-face with your partner? Here Pinker combines compelling human stories with cutting-edge science.
The Big Bad Book of Botany is Michael Largo's entertaining and enlightening compendium of the world's most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. It introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Organized alphabetically, it combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom's oddest members, and Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their agricultural evolution.
Every child has the ability to succeed. Matthews and Foster offer parents a guide to identifying a child's ability, fostering creativity, and bolstering effort and persistence. They explore different ways of learning, the links between creativity and intelligence; and how to provide emotional and social supports. For parents and educators.
The debut cookbook from the Internet expert on making eating cheap dependably delicious. Beth's cookbook proves cutting back on cost does not mean cutting back on taste. Budget Bytes has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen--including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer.
Everyday Vegan Eats features recipes to make your own plant-based proteins and vegan dairy alternatives, making it easy, delicious, and economical to eat vegan. The book is filled with helpful tips to get the most out of vegan living, how to shop and stock the pantry, and recipes that are soy-free or gluten-free, as well.
This whole grain, low-sugar baking book, filled with 75 recipes for light, moist, and flavorful cakes, pies, scones, cookies, muffins, bars, and breads, proves that baking with healthy ingredients doesn't have to mean sacrificing flavor or texture. These classic baked-good recipes replace sugar with honey, coconut palm sugar, maple syrup, and Sucanat and use oats and whole grains, such as teff, kamut, spelt, buckwheat, einkorn, barley, and whole-wheat flour to make delicious and more nutritious baked treats.
Your roadmap to all of Minnesota's farmers markets and the meals you can make using quality local produce. The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook is organized alphabetically by vegetables, fruits, and other foods sold at markets across the state. Each entry includes tips for choosing, storing, preserving, and preparing fresh, ripe, top-quality produce--including heirloom and other exotic varieties.
Now more than ever people need some form of advocacy or at least a guide to navigating some of the assaults they encounter when they are at their weakest, most vulnerable, and frightened. In here you will find tools that you can use to provide notification, capture medical information, and otherwise serve you as you deal with the healthcare system.
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable.
A companion cookbook to Ballantyne's The Paleo Approach--includes more than 200 recipes using healing foods; offers hundreds of recipe variations; presents food lists, meal plans, and shopping guides; shows how to keep it simple with time-saving tips and kitchen how-tos.
The memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases that shaped her. Two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. Working Stiff chronicles her two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape, and offers a glimpse into the daily life of an arduous profession.
Crazyball is a look at the wild, unusual, unimaginable, funny, and downright strange occurrences in sports--from the worst teams in history to sport's craziest superstitions, wackiest pranks, and ultimate blown calls.
Obstacle course races and mud runs are waiting for you to get Down and Dirty. Davis offers an overview of popular races before tackling concerns for any racer: preparation and training. Chapters feature a leading obstacle race athlete who will offer expert advice on how to get prepared for your next race--whether it's your first or you're a recent devotee who wants to try them all. Because each race is different, this book will supply training advice for a variety of obstacles and races.
Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic phenomenon. Her story--thousands of photo negatives and prints found in a storage locker and sold for pennies at auction--has stirred millions around the world. Maier was a private woman who now speaks powerfully through the photographs she took only for herself. This new collection offers readers a chance to follow Maier as she travels the world, including images of France, Italy, Malaysia, Yemen, Puerto Rico, and America.
Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook.The number one fear of all creative types--crafters, DIYers, makers, artists--is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that "failure" out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons.
Greil Mrcus selected ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, and then dramatized how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out--a new language, something new under the sun.
Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.
Ginger Alden has waited more than three decades to tell the story of her whirlwind romance and engagement to Elvis Presley. She sheds a frank yet personal light on the legend's final year, revealing the man behind the myth.
Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200, experiencing the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and primitive Christendom began to contest it. We learn about the siege tactics, theological disputes, and poetry of this time. And we see that people of different faiths coexisted far more frequently than we are commonly told.
For the 100th Anniversary of World War I. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world.
A portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
Dedicating a chapter to every day of July 1914, the author retraces the actions that led to World War I, beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and following leaders of the time as they escalated the crisis.
Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up, seemingly out of thin air, to accommodate the treasure-seekers.
The life story of a country music legend. Buck Owens developed his brand of country music in California, far from Nashville. The superstar had 21 number one hits, was co-host of the television show Hee Haw, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and had a sharp business sense, creating his own music publishing company.
Relating the story of her unconventional life, the author of the self-help classic "Passages" recounts her challenges and victories as a groundbreaking female journalist in the 1960s, reflects on ambition, and shares her own major life passages.
Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father. At the University of South Dakota his life was unceremonious--until a professor envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs, drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson. Pat reveals the highs and lows of life spent sharing the mic with the world's most rich and famous.
After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, "What do you know for sure?" Oprah Winfrey began writing the "What I Know For Sure" column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take "stock of her life," Oprah has penned one column a month over the last fourteen years. Now these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in a book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey.