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.
One in 3 American children will be arrested by the time they are 23, and many will spend time locked inside detention centers. Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Burning Down the House is a call to shut down our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.
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.
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.
Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, telling the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League.
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 average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting, but few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. Over the decades, humans have moved from an active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives--from social interaction to classroom design. Simple changes in our daily lives can reverse these negative trends.
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.
This book is intended to help home or small market growers successfully and sustainably raise vegetables in Zone 3. There are simple guidelines for someone just getting into gardening, and more detailed tips and tricks for more advanced gardens.
Sweet Sleep is a complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It's mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps. Sweet Sleep is a resource that will help you sleep better and sleep safer every night.
Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. The cooks at America's Test Kitchen tried thousands of recipes to figure out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. This book tells what works, and why, so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And, the cooks at America's Test Kitchen have reinvented the rules of baking to produce tasty cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits, and more.
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.
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.
Photographer Mark Hirsch presents a compilation of the images with brief narration chronicling Hirsch's year-long photo documentary of a bur oak tree in the middle of a Grant County, Wisconsin cornfield near his Platteville, Wisconsin farm, all previously shared by Hirsch as a photo a day in posts to his Facebook and Instagram pages between March 2012 and March 2013.
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.
Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams' abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster? ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores such questions, adding insightful commentary from baseball insiders, and giving fans a glimpse into the why behind the game's winners and losers.
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.
Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon's secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: what did President Nixon know and when did he know it?
edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter
The Nixon White House tapes that reveal for the first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words--3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Through Luke Nichter's efforts to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.
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.
Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz, in this entertaining and profound expression of the rock star's life and soul.
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.