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Heather E Heying
Mar 15, 2021
@Carey23Mark That’s fantastic! Thank you for telling me. Pianka’s approach in that book, modeling thinking ecologically and evolutionarily simultaneously, is unfortunately all too rare. I’m so glad that you’re finding it useful.      source
Weapons of Mass Instruction
A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
John Taylor Gatto - Apr 01, 2010
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“Gatto draws on thirty years in the classroom and many years of research as a school reformer. He puts forth his thesis with a rhetorical style that is passionate, logical, and laden with examples and illustrations.” ForeWord Magazine“Weapons of Mass Instruction is probably his best yet. Gatto’s storytelling skill shines as he relates tales of real...
Heather E Heying
Jan 27, 2021
@tiresiasdabrave “This” might mean a number of things. For a deep dive on broken education, consider Gatto’s excellent book, “Weapons of Mass Instruction.” For a dip onto what I did as a professor, and who my students were, try this:      source
Tribe
On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger - May 24, 2016
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Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges todays returning veterans face in modern society.There are ancient tribal human behaviors-loyalty, inter-reliance, cooperation-that flare up in communities during times of turmoil and suffering. Thes...
Heather E Heying
Dec 06, 2020
Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger      source
The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe - Mar 04, 2008 (first published in 1979)
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Tom Wolfe began The Right Stuff at a time when it was unfashionable to contemplate American heroism. Nixon had left the White House in disgrace, the nation was reeling from the catastrophe of Vietnam, and in 1979--the year the book appeared--Americans were being held hostage by Iranian militants. Yet it was exactly the anachronistic courage of his ...
Heather E Heying
Dec 06, 2020
Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger      source
Mother Nature
Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species
Sarah Hrdy - Sep 05, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Maternal instinct--the all-consuming, utterly selfless love that mothers lavish on their children--has long been assumed to be an innate, indeed defining element of a woman's nature. But is it? In this provocative, groundbreaking book, renowned anthropologist (and mother) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision of motherhood and its crucial ...
Heather E Heying
Dec 06, 2020
Here are just three books that will, I think, have wide appeal, for a variety of humans: • Mother Nature: Maternal instincts and how they shape the human species, Sarah Blaffer-Hrdy • The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe • Tribe: On homecoming and belonging, by Sebastian Junger      source
The Dispossessed
Ursula K. le Guin - Oct 20, 1994 (first published in 1974)
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Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life—Shevek must make the unprecedented ...
Heather E Heying
Sep 20, 2020
@ibmmiller @BretWeinstein LeGuin’s The Dispossessed is one of my favorites. It’s an I ncredible book.      source
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Developmental Plasticity and Evolution
Mary Jane West-Eberhard - Mar 12, 2003
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The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and ...
Heather E Heying
Jun 07, 2019
@DialecticalA @marchtowardfall @arttavana Very good. Bret & I have argued for years that failing to understand the critical role of development--especially in species with long childhoods, such as ours--has helped create the false dichotomy of genes vs environment. This is 1 of my favorite books:      source
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Robert M Pirsig - Apr 25, 2006 (first published in 1974)
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Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son....
Heather E Heying
Dec 19, 2018
@tallcoachcd @amurshak I read Crawford's book after reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the first time--the two in combination are an extraordinary voyage into the nature of work, value, and values.      source
The Anthropology of Childhood
Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings
David F. Lancy - Dec 18, 2014 (first published in 2008)
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How are children raised in different cultures? What is the role of children in society? How are families and communities structured around them? Now available in a revised edition, this book sets out to answer these questions, and argues that our common understandings about children are narrowly culture-bound. Enriched with anecdotes from ethnograp...
Heather E Heying
Apr 13, 2018
@some_feminist @gm_palmer @benshapiro This is from Lancy’s study guide, a summary of his excellent book. Anyone making claims of “all humans do X” should familiarize themselves with such cross-cultural analyses (but please do not make the naturalistic fallacy when considering these truths).      source
Shop Class as Soulcraft
An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Matthew B. Crawford - Apr 27, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" (The Boston Globe), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both...
Heather E Heying
Mar 04, 2018
@MattWhiteness One of my favorite books is Shop Class as Soulcraft, by M. Crawford, a PhD economist who left "elite" work to open a motorcycle repair shop, where he finds greater opp. for creativity & problem-solving. Recommend that to those who assume reading is somehow better than doing.      source
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