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A New Literary History of America
2012-05-07 (first published in 2009)
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America is a nation making itself up as it goes along a story of discovery and invention unfolding in speeches and images, letters and poetry, unprecedented feats of scholarship and imagination. In these myriad, multiform, endlessly changing expressions of the American experience, the authors and editors of this volume find a new American history.I...
Joe Gadway
Great book. Literature, arts, culture, politics. The glorious/painful, hopeful/despairing, good/bad, seething history of America from the time the name first appeared on a map to the election of Obama. Every American should read it. #CommissionsEarned #ad      source
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Weather for Dummies
John D. Cox - 2021-08-06 (first published in 2000)
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What in the world is going on up there? Look up! It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a Polar mesospheric cloud! When you look to the sky, do you wonder why the Sun is so bright or why the clouds are white or why the sky is blue? Then, Weather For Dummies is your resource to fuel your curiosity about the weather. It takes you on an exciting journey thro...
Joe Gadway
This is an excellent Dummies book for learning about the weather. It says the number one weather related killer in the United States is flooding. I hope everyone already knew that! Stay away from flood waters! #CommissionsEarned #ad      source
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The Critical Thinker
The Path To Better Problem Solving, Accurate Decision Making, and Self-Disciplined Thinking (Critical Thinking Skills Book 1)
Steven Schuster - 2018-05-06
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Do you want to be logical like Einstein, observant like Sherlock, and rational like Plato? These great names have something in common: they are all exceptional critical thinkers. What did they do differently that made them so recognizable for their intellects? • They thought slowly and deliberately before making a snap judgment or decision • They q...
Joe Gadway
This is a good beginner level book about critical thinking. It is easy enough for anyone to understand, even without any prior studies of critical thinking or logic. #CommissionsEarned #ad      source
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A Concise History of Russia
Paul Bushkovitch - 2011-12-05 (first published in 2006)
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Accessible to students, tourists, and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Sov...
Joe Gadway
A good book for history lovers. One of the reviews for this book says: “For any student trying to get a grasp of the essentials of Russian history this book is the place to start." #Russia #CommissionsEarned #ad      source
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Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Timothy Ferris - 1988-07-01
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From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to st...
Joe Gadway
The best popular science book I have ever read. How big is the universe? How old is the universe? Scientists have found answers to these questions after thousands of years of study. This book describes how they did it. #ComingOfAgeInTheMilkyWay @loworbit      source
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Metamagical Themas
Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
Douglas Hofstadter - 1984-12-31 (first published in 1985)
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Hofstadter's collection of quirky essays is unified by its primary concern: to examine the way people perceive and think....
Joe Gadway
Metamagical Themas Douglas Hofstadter A collection of Scientific American columns from the early 1980s. A massive book by a professor of Human Understanding. Creativity and puzzles and paradoxes and logic and artificial intelligence, all jumbled together.      source
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Fact Vs. Fiction
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News
Jennifer Lagarde - 2018-12-19
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The advent of the 24-hour news cycle, citizen journalism and an increased reliance on social media as a trusted news source have had a profound effect not only on how we get our news, but also on how we evaluate sources of information, share that information and interact with others in online communities. When these issues are coupled with the "fak...
Joe Gadway
Fact Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News Jennifer LaGarde A book for teachers that we can all learn from.      source
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The Story of Philosophy
The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers
Will Durant - 1991-01-01 (first published in 1926)
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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this boo...
Joe Gadway
The Story of Philosophy Will Durant This is a classic and brilliant book for anyone who wants to be really smart.      source
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Derek Sivers
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Our Oriental Heritage
The Story of Civilization, Volume 1
Will Durant - 1997-07-01 (first published in 1935)
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This is the classic reference on world history, recognized as the most comprehensive general history ever written, the result of four decades of work by Will and Ariel Durant -- a set that The New York Times called "a splendid, broad panorama of hereditary culture in words and images that the layman can fully understand." This series began as an ef...
Joe Gadway
This great old book is still worth reading. It was published in 1935 and was Volume 1 of the 11 volume set called "The Story of Civilization." "Civilization is social order promoting cultural creation.... It begins where chaos and insecurity end."      source
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Elon Musk
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The Ascent of Science
Brian L. Silver - 1998-02-26 (first published in 1990)
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In The Ascent of Science, Silver provides a sweeping and dynamic overview of the whole of Western science, from the Renaissance to the present. In it, he translates the most profoundly important, and often impenetrably obscure, scientific developments into a vernacular that is not only accessible and illuminating but highly enjoyable as well. From ...
Joe Gadway
The Ascent of Science Great book about the history of science. At room temperature oxygen molecules in the air move about 1030 miles per hour and collide with other molecules six BILLION times per second! Even in a quiet room, there is a LOT happening!      source
A Workbook for Arguments by David R. Morrow
Economics For Dummies by Sean Masaki Flynn
Thinking and Reasoning by Jonathan Stb. T. Evans
The Iliad by Homer
The Art of Happiness by Epicurus
Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar
Claude Levi-Strauss by Patrick Wilcken
Eisenhower by Jim Newton
Your Health by Editors of Reader'S Digest
50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know by Ben Dupre
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer
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