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How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


The Boy Who Played with Fusion

by Tom Clynes & P. J. Ochlan Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2015)

This is the story of how an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor.

By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven,...


How Smart Students Pay for School, 2nd Edition

by Reyna Gobel & Meredith Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (March 15, 2013)

In the second edition of How Smart Students Pay for School, there's a valuable new section for military service members, veterans, and their families. Tax numbers are updated for the early 2013 tax filing season....


Maimonides and Medieval Jewish Philosophy

by Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

From Philo of Judea to Maimonides and beyond, Medieval Jewish philosophy created an outstanding, unbroken tradition. Jewish thinkers worked to square Biblical faith with the demands of reason; their efforts...


World War II, Part 2

by Joseph Stromberg, George C. Scott, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (April 13, 2006)

What was the ultimate cost of World War II? For the Axis peoples, it was defeat, humiliation, and economic ruin. For the Allied peoples, the price was more subtle. They had instituted economic and social policies...


Thorstein Veblen and Institutionalism

by William Peterson, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 06, 2006)

Institutionalism is an economic point of view that emphasizes the role of social organization and structure in modern economic life. Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), an American son of Norwegian immigrants, was...


Alfred Marshall and Neoclassicism

by Robert Hébert, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 18, 2006)

Alfred Marshall (1842–1924), a British economics professor at Oxford University, developed economics into a more rigorous, professional discipline than ever before. He invented concepts such as price elasticity,...


Søren Kierkegaard

by George Connell, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (March 02, 2006)

For Kierkegaard, truth is a subjective reality which we must live, not something to simply consider and discuss. His self-consciousness and self-examination highlight the practical demands of existence, and...


John Dewey

by John J. Stuhr, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 31, 2006)

John Dewey was America's most influential philosopher. Dewey's views are known as "pragmatism," which emphasizes action and results. He believed that knowledge and ethics, as well as art and religion, live only...


Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

by John E. Smith, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 18, 2006)

Friedrich Hegel developed a profound and influential synthesis of all prior knowledge. He aimed to make philosophy an all-comprehensive science that would restate, in rational language, the truth of Christianity....


The Text of the United States Constitution

by George H. Smith, Walter Cronkite, a full cast & Ralph Childs et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

The United States Constitution established both a strong central power and protected states' rights. But to say that something is of two parts is not to say that the parts are equal. Advocates of state sovereignty...


Confucius in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Confucius taught a moral wisdom that would become a predominant social force in China from the second century BCE until the mid-twentieth century. It would appear that his aim was to turn his pupils into good...


Future Strong

by Bill Jensen Motivational Press (December 01, 2015)

In his powerful new book, internationally acclaimed change agent and simplifier Bill Jensen maps your future and the future of work as no one else could.

What are your toughest choices as you lead yourself and...


For the Children's Sake

by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay & Mary Woods Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Every parent and teacher wants to give children the best education possible. Everyone would like education to be a joyous adventure and celebration of life, as well as a solid preparation for living. Sadly,...


The Essential 55

by Ron Clark & Brian Delaney Hachette Books (April 30, 2019)

From the Disney Teacher of the Year and New York Times bestselling author comes the classic guide to bringing out the best in your students, revised and updated for today's teachers and parents. Over 1 million...


The Schools We Need

by E. D. Hirsch, Anna Fields & Cedar House Audio Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

A child’s mind is hungry for knowledge, stimulation, and the excitement of learning which school should provide—yet most American schools fall far short. From kindergarten through high school, our public...


The Available Parent

by John Duffy, David Colacci & Thomas Phelan Blackstone Publishing (June 10, 2014)

We have a tendency today to over-parent, micromanage, andunderappreciate our adolescents. Dr. John Duffy's The Available Parent isa revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens.

Teenagers are often...


The Heathen School

by John Demos & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (March 18, 2014)

The astonishing story of a unique missionary project--and theAmerica it embodied--from award-winning historian John Demos

Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newlyestablished United States looked...


Finnish Lessons

by Pasi Sahlberg, Paul Michael Garcia & Andy Hargreaves Blackstone Publishing (July 16, 2012)

Ever wondered how Finland managed to build its highly regarded school system? Look behind the headlines and find out.

Finnish Lessons is a firsthand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education...


Professional Capital

by Andy Hargreaves, Michael Fullan & John Pruden Blackstone Publishing (July 13, 2012)

The future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In their latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan speak out against policies that result...


American History, 1877 to the Present, Second Edition

by Mary Jane Capozzoli Ingui & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2009)

Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, Barron’s EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize...


American History to 1877

by Robert D. Geise & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (April 20, 2009)

Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in their subject field, Barron’s EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize...


The Hollow Men

by Charles J. Sykes & Michael Wells Blackstone Publishing (November 08, 2011)

College curriculums that were once centered on instruction in the classics of Western civilization have become smorgasbords where almost anything qualifies as a course in the liberal arts and where political...


Basic Economics

by Clarence B. Carson & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (November 21, 2011)

This sound primer of basic economics tells all you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask about money, the market, prices, monopoly, competition, land, labor, capital, entrepreneurs, the Federal Reserve,...


Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Kierkegaard wasn't really a philosopher in the academic sense, yet he produced what many people expect of philosophy. He didn't write about the world, he wrote about life, about how we live, and how we choose...


Nietzsche in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

With Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophy was dangerous not only for philosophers but for everyone. Nietzsche ultimately went mad, but his ideas presaged a collective madness that had horrific consequences in Europe...


Early Austrian Economics

by Israel Kirzner, Louis Rukeyser, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (January 11, 2006)

Carl Menger (1840–1921), and Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk (1851–1914), working in Vienna in the late nineteenth century, rejected the classical and Marxian ideas that value can be measured objectively. They insisted...


Overcoming Dyslexia

by Sally Shaywitz & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

From one of the world's leading experts on reading and dyslexia comes the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and practical book yet to help one understand, identify, and overcome the reading problems that plague...


García Márquez in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

García Márquez stands on the shoulders of a great Latin American literary heritage. But he is also that modern rarity, a writer with aspirations to high art who also remains hugely popular. For those who fall...


Voucher Wars

by Clint Bolick & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

In June 2002,the US Supreme Court's ruling in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris opened the door to schoolchoice. In Voucher Wars: Waging the LegalBattle over School Choice, Clint Bolick recounts the dramatic twelve-year...


Russia and the Soviet Union

by Ralph Raico, Peter Hackes, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (February 24, 2006)

Recent events have made it clear that the Soviet Union is not a monolith; it’s a collection of nationalities, many with serious objection to union. The demise of communism holds great promise and great danger...


The Middle East

by Wendy McElroy, Sheldon Richman, Harry Reasoner & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (March 24, 2006)

By the end of World War I, Britain had promised control of Palestine both to Arabs and Jews. Each of these peoples claimed a longstanding right to the same piece of land, and violence was inevitable. This presentation...


Science in Antiquity

by Jon Mandaville, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 25, 2006)

The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways...


Classical Religions and Myths of the Mediterranean Basin

by Jon David Solomon, Ben Kingsley, Walter Harrelson & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (May 04, 2006)

The early myths of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, Canaan, Greece, and Rome have greatly and continuously influenced all of Western culture and civilization. Myths rely on imagination and intuition; they express...


Drugs and Alcohol

by Rod L. Evans, Robert Guillaume, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (January 10, 2006)

Drugs and alcohol involve personal habits that have significant social consequences. Some have said that we are a society of drinkers and pill takers; much of this consumption is legal. Should the use of intoxicants,...


The Vietnam War: Part 2

by Wendy McElroy, George C. Scott & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (April 02, 2006)

This is the story of a war during which one American president was assassinated, another declined to seek reelection, and a third was discredited. It is the story of a war whose legacy remains with us today...


The Korean War and The Vietnam War, Part 1

by Joseph Stromberg, Wendy McElroy, George C. Scott & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (March 21, 2006)

At the end of World War II, the United States and Soviet Russia vied for dominance around the world. This contest was called the Cold War. Both Korea and Vietnam felt the full brunt of this conflict; each country...


Joseph Schumpeter and Dynamic Economic Change

by Laurence S. Moss, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 01, 2006)

Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this...


Baruch Spinoza

by Thomas Cook, Charlton Heston, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 24, 2006)

A Portuguese Jew living in Holland, Spinoza was excommunicated because of the unorthodox view he took of God. Spinoza wrote in the rationalist style of a geometric proof to develop his idea of God as the infinite,...


The Ratification Debates

by Wendy McElroy, a supporting cast, Walter Cronkite & Ralph Childs et al. Knowledge Products (March 29, 2006)

In the fall of 1787, each of the thirteen states assembled special conventions to consider ratification of a proposed Constitution of the United States. Without ratification by nine conventions, the Constitution...


The Story of Liberty

by Charles C. Coffin & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Does America still have a rendezvous with destiny? Is there yet a generation to come forth from this nation which will turn the hearts of not only its countrymen back to the living God, but the heart of the...


The Philosophies of India

by Doug Allen, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (March 27, 2006)

India has perhaps the oldest living philosophical tradition in the world. Though both Buddhism and Jainism began in India, its primary influence is the Vedic tradition. The Vedas are the fundamental Hindu scriptures...


Duns Scotus and Medieval Christianity

by Ralph McInerny, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

The Roman Empire became Christian in AD 323; about two centuries later, the rest of Europe began to convert. Medieval culture blurred the line between the sacred and the secular. While political and religious...


Avicenna and Medieval Muslim Philosophy

by Thomas Gaskill, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

For centuries, the works of Aristotle and other Greek thinkers were preserved in the Arabic world, where they profoundly influenced Muslim thinkers who were trying to combine philosophical insight with religious...


Descartes, Bacon, and Modern Philosophy

by Jeffrey Tlumak, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 08, 2006)

These two great seventeenth-century philosophers aimed to break free of oppressive traditions. Free scientific inquiry led them to skeptically question everything, though they also tried to reconcile science...


Psychology

by Don Baucum & Stuart Langton Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Designed to be compatible with virtually every standard textbook in its subject field, Barron's EZ-101 Study Keys give you a valuable overview of your college-level course. Classroom-style notes emphasize important...


China

by Murray Sayle, Richard C. Hottelet, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (May 01, 2006)

Since Marco Polo, the fabled markets of China have drawn the west like a magnet. This ancient culture has been colonized by foreign powers, buffeted by war and revolution, yet China remains one of the most constant...


Colombia and Panama

by Joseph Stromberg, Richard C. Hottelet, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (May 05, 2006)

Colombia in the 1980s became known for its role in the illegal drug trade, and for political instability and violence caused by this problem. But much of this is a recent development in Colombia’s history...


The Golden Triangle

by Bertil Lintner, Richard C. Hottelet, Mike Hassell & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (March 19, 2006)

Thailand, Laos, and Burma have been known as the “Golden Triangle” because of their historically prominent role in the drug trade. For centuries, these countries have produced the opium that has attracted...


Poland

by Victoria Varga, Peter Hackes, Wendy McElroy & Pat Childs Knowledge Products (February 18, 2006)

The breakdown of Europe’s Eastern Bloc proves that the map of Europe cannot be redrawn merely to serve political ends. Perhaps no country illustrates this more clearly than Poland, whose borders often have...