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by Henry C. Lucas, Jr.New technologies provide opportunities and threats to the American University. These technologies include online and blended classes and MOOCs. These new forms of instruction focus on promoting active as opposed to passive learning. There are chapters on each of these types of classes based on my experiences teaching them. The book discusses how to use new technologies and the opportunity they provide to enhance teaching and learning. It also identifies the threats these te... more
Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education: Saving the American University (Black & White Version)by Henry C. Lucas, Jr.New technologies provide opportunities and threats to the American University. These technologies include online and blended classes and MOOCs. These new forms of instruction focus on promoting active as opposed to passive learning. There are chapters on each of these types of classes based on my experiences teaching them. The book discusses how to use new technologies and the opportunity they provide to enhance teaching and learning. It also identifies the threats these te... more
by Michael W. HarkinsA decade after an accidental shooting by a defective gun forever altered his life, teenager Brandon Maxfield and his attorney Richard Ruggieri managed to do what law enforcement and a dozen U.S. cities had attempted but never accomplished – hold accountable a manufacturer of guns so connected to crime and tragedy they were known as crime guns, junk guns, and listed in the government’s “Top Ten Guns Used in Crimes.” When the gunmaker filed bankruptcy to avoid paying his half of a $50,000,000 pro... more
by Michael FleischerOK, you’ve decided you want to study a foreign language. Congratulations on this wise resolution. But what now? Regardless of whether you are planning to sign up for a course, hire a private tutor, spend a year in a Buddhist monastery of simply go to the nearest library and check out their textbooks and CDs, you will need some strategies and techniques, so that you can steer your efforts into the right direction. Far too many learners waste too much time studying less efficiently than they actua... more
by Kimmy Preuss
Laughter Is Not Only A Good Medicine... It Is The Spice Of Life! Feed your soul with 300 Amusing Musings and enjoy a heaping helping of non-fat juvenile anecdotes, a sprinkling of whimsical poetry, and seasoned with a dash of hilarious observations. Prepare to be served up a bountiful meal of delicious humor! For over 4 years Kimmy has been posting witty ideas (musings!) on her Facebook page to the delight of her friends and family. This book is a compilation of those posts, which re... more
Portraits from the Revolution: Interviews with the Protestors from Occupy Wall Street: 30 September - 8 October, 2011by Rob Couteau
A series of early interviews with the Occupy Wall Street protestors conducted between 30 September and 8 October 2011. Includes an essay on marching with the demonstrators and an interview with Professor William Scott, author of "Troublemakers: Power, Representation, and the Fiction of the Mass Worker" (Rutgers University Press).
by Hope BarrettSomebody Get Me A Hammer!! covers the gamut of gamblers: from witches, those who stalk, win, lose, ban themselves, and sue. Witty, dark, and enlightening, author Hope Barrett's two year blog on gambling has been assembled into one policy-changing —engaging, acerbic, unsettling— whole, featuring the alchemist Moon and the bedevilled Gary, whose parsimony is punished with the cruel appearance of a $10,000 win on the one line he is not playing...
by Deborah JohnsonParents and grandparents: do you want the benefit of music lessons for your child or grandchild? Many studies show how music improves self-discipline, thinking skills, spatial reasoning, creative abilities and more. However, with the number of activities and distractions most kids and families face, how do you fit in a quality music education for a generation that is busy and media-possessed? Music for Kids answers the "why" music education is so important, then the "how and when" to start a ... more
by Peter A. ConwayThe first book and the most detailed account to date of the gruesome "gay porn murder" that made national headlines and led to a cross-country manhunt for the killers.
by Hilary EmbertonTake a pictorial voyage around the world through An Invitation To Travel. Step inside the covers of this book to see that Earth is an amazing and wonderful place and that despite deep cultural differences, people everywhere are kind and share similar needs. Images mostly in color, from fifty-six countries are paired with commentary bringing special meaning to the photos. This book will appeal to seasoned, aspirational and armchair travelers.
by Morson LivingstonThis book, “The Hidden Revelation”, started out because of my search for knowledge and my in-depth studies of various religions. I realized that we are more alike than we are different through that search. I realized that the major religions of the world have more similarities than differences, yet we think we are so different from each other.**Various parts of the world, practices various religions and spiritual teachings and at the core, the very message, some traditions and some practices are... more
by Hal Lillywhite
Why should we defend freedom and how can we do it? This book is an invaluable source for those questions.
Freedom or Serfdom? is probably the most comprehensive source available today in defense of freedom. Entertaining reading that provides well-document information, both some available elsewhere and some original material. Every citizen should read this book.
The Sacred Art: Growing Faithful Disciples for the 21st Century. ; God is a Strong Shelter: A Commentary on Selected Psalms forby Johnny TurnerThe book is about how the different psalmist encountered personal storms in life. Each psalm has a message for the modern day believer to relate to. At the end of each selected psalm, there is a Christological message and personal application for developing a closer walk with God
by Emma SargentOnce upon a time, Psychics and Healers were revered. They held positions of status and authority. They were the closest confidants to Kings, Emperors and mighty rulers. Over the centuries, the Western world changed. Psychics and Healers moved underground, as though their work had become taboo. To admit consulting with one was akin to a belief in faeries, witchcraft or even aliens. Today, there are different classes of Seer. Some charge $5 a minute, giving readings of a dubious nature over... more
Organic Container Gardening for All: From Kids to Seniors, Anyone Can Grow Herbs and Veggies in Containersby Amelia Painter
Eating fruits and veggies is the number one habit for healthy living and is most delicious and nutritious when eaten fresh, local, in season, and organic. By replacing processed food with super food from the organic garden, families can turn the tide on the alarming rise in diabetes, obesity, and life threatening food allergies. More people want to know where their food is grown, who's growing it, and how is it grown. "Organic Container Gardening for All" is your guide to ... more
by Geraldine PerryThis book argues that it is land use, not fossil fuel burning per se, which drives that portion of climate change attributable to human activity, and it is, in turn, monetary policy that has driven land use since the days of ancient Mesopotamia. We must come to terms with the fact that our current, single-minded fixation on CO2 reduction will only keep us on the present trajectory of planetary destruction - even as it makes boatloads of money for all manner of "stock-jobbers" and industry in... more