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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Naomi Klein

Picador, 2008

In this groundbreaking alternative history of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free-market economic revolution, Naomi Klein challenges the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory. From Chile in 1973 to Iraq today, Klein shows how Friedman and his followers have repeatedly harnessed terrible shocks and violence to implement their radical policies. As John Gray wrote in The Guardian, "There are very few ...
  
  











  



  
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

Anchor, 2004

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of ...
  
  











  



  
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise ...
Susan Wise Bauer

Peace Hill Press, 2007

This second book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has ...
  
  











  



  
The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child, Volume 3: Early Modern Times
Susan Wise Bauer

Peace Hill Press, 2004

This third book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday lives—and our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has ...
  
  











  



  
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd Edition
Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe

Pearson, 2005

The highly anticipated second edition of Understanding by Design poses the core, essential questions of understanding and design, and provides readers with practical solutions for the teacher-designer.  The book opens by analyzing the logic of backward design as an alternative to coverage and activity-oriented plans.  Though backward from habit, this approach brings more focus and coherence to instruction.  The book proposes a multifaceted ...
  
  











  



  
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis

Stenhouse Publishers, 2007

Since its publication in 2000, Strategies That Work has become an indispensable resource for teachers who want to explicitly teach thinking strategies so that students become engaged, thoughtful, independent readers. In this revised and expanded edition, Stephanie and Anne have added twenty completely new comprehension lessons, extending the scope of the book and exploring the central role that activating background knowledge plays in ...
  
  











  



  
Orientalism
Edward W. Said

Vintage, 1979

The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University,examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.
  
  











  



  
The Official LSAT SuperPrep: The Champion of LSAT Prep
Law School Admission Council

Law School Admission Council, 2007

SuperPrep is our most comprehensive LSAT preparation book. It includes: 3 complete PrepTests a guide to LSAT logic explanations for every item in all 3 tests (Feb. 2000, Feb. 1999, Feb. 1996) sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations
  
  











  



  
The Tao of Pooh
Benjamin Hoff

Penguin Books, 1983

For Taoists everywhere, the New York Times bestseller from the author of The Te of Piglet The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh! While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl ...
  
  











  



  
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Michel Foucault

Vintage Books, 1995

In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.
  
  











  



  
Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
Jacques Ellul

Vintage, 1973

Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
  
  











  



  
Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers
Thomas A. Angelo, K. Patricia Cross

Jossey-Bass, 1993

This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how--to advise on classroom assessment, including: * What classroom assessment entails and how it works. * How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects. * Twelve case studies that detail the real--life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. * Fifty classroom assessment techniques * ...
  
  











  



  
The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
Jacques Steinberg

Penguin Books, 2002

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the ...
  
  











  



  
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Random House, 2007

The Black Swan is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes . A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive ...
  
  











  



  
Transit Maps of the World
Mark Ovenden

Penguin Books, 2007

Transit Maps of the World is the first and only comprehensive collection of historic and current maps of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colorful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of mass transit-including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs, some available for the first time since their original publication. Transit Maps is the graphic designer's new bible, the transport enthusiast's dream ...
  
  











  



  
Republic (Hackett Classics)
Plato

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1992

The revised edition of Grube's classic translation follows and furthers Grube's noted success in combining fidelity to Plato’s text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato's thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering.
  
  











  



  
Algebra Survival Guide Workbook: Thousands of Problems To Sharpen Skills and Enhance Understanding
Josh Rappaport

Singing Turtle Press, 2003

Following on the success of the Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival Guide Workbook presents thousands of practice problems (and all answers) to help children master algebra. The problems are keyed to the pages of the Algebra Survival Guide, so that children can find detailed instructions and then work the sets. Each problem set focuses like a laser beam on a particular algebra skill, then offers ample practice problems. Answers are ...
  
  











  



  
The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had
Susan Wise Bauer

W. W. Norton & Company, 2003

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind , Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind , the author provided a road map of ...
  
  











  



  
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
Philip Gourevitch

Picador, 1999

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. In April 1994, the Rwandan government called upon everyone in the Hutu majority to kill each member of the Tutsi minority, and over the next three months 800,000 Tutsis perished in the most unambiguous case of genocide since Hitler's war against the Jews. Philip Gourevitch's haunting work is an anatomy of the war in Rwanda, a vivid history of the tragedy's background, and an ...
  
  











  



  
The Foucault Reader
Michel Foucault

Pantheon, 1984

Michel Foucault was one of the most influential thinkers in the contemporary world, someone whose work has affected the teaching of half a dozen disciplines ranging from literary criticism to the history of criminology. But of his many books, not one offers a satisfactory introduction to the entire complex body of his work. The Foucault Reader was commissioned precisely to serve that purpose. The Reader contains selections from each area of ...
  
  











  








   



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