National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Kitson Jazynka

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 1426314108

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6459

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this level three biography, difficult concepts are made understandable and transitioned into a more approachable manner. This includes the use of sidebars, timetables, diagrams and fun facts to hold the interest of the young reader. The colorful design and educational illustrations round out this text as an exemplary book for their young minds to explore. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit for more information.

Beyond a Boundary

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: C. L. R. James

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 9473

This new edition of C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written. Named one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated "Beyond a Boundary . . . should find its place on the team with Izaak Walton, Ivan Turgenev, A. J. Liebling, and Ernest Hemingway."—Derek Walcott, The New York Times Book Review "As a player, James the writer was able to see in cricket a metaphor for art and politics, the collective experience providing a focus for group effort and individual performance. . . . [In] his scintillating memoir of his life in cricket, Beyond a Boundary (1963), James devoted some of his finest pages to this theme."—Edward Said, The Washington Post "A work of double reverence—for the resilient, elegant ritualism of cricket and for the black people of the world."—Whitney Balliett, The New Yorker "Beyond a Boundary is a book of remarkable richness and force, which vastly expands our understanding of sports as an element of popular culture in the Western and colonial world."—Mark Naison, The Nation "Everything James has done has had the mark of originality, of his own flexible, sensitive, and deeply cultured intelligence. He conveys not a rigid doctrine but a delight and curiosity in all the manifestations of life, and the clue to everything lies in his proper appreciation of the game of cricket."—E. P. Thompson, author of The Making of the English Working Class "Beyond a Boundary is . . . first and foremost an autobiography of a living legend—probably the greatest social theorist of our times."—Manning Marable, Journal of Sport & Social Issues "The great triumph of Beyond a Boundary is its ability to rise above genre and in its very form explore the complex nature of colonial West Indian society."—Caryl Phillips, The New Republic

Algae and Man

Based on lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute July 22 – August 11, 1962 Louisville, Kentucky

Author: Daniel F. Jackson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468417193

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 4292

With the continuous increase in human population and its constant demands on the aquatic environment, there has been a compounding of the interrelationships between algae and man. These relatively simple green plants not too long ago were often considered as merely biological curiosities. Within the past twenty-five years, with advances in technology and the increased eutrophication of lakes and streams, the interplay between algae and man has become more complex and more im portant. Problems of taste, odor, toxicity, or obnoxious growth caused by algae are unfortunately quite familiar to the water supplier and to the public health worker. Algae have met their role in the space age as a possible source for food or as a gas ex changer. In order to explore any of these practical problems, it is essential to have adequate, basic knowledge of algal taxonomy, physiology, cytogenetics and ecology. This book is the outgrowth of a North Atlantic Treaty Organi zation Advanced Study Institute in which authorities in both the applied and basic fields of phycology, as well as in cognate disci plines, met and discussed various topics related to algae. It is of significance to note that this was the first NATO Advanced Study Institute to be held in the United States and that it had for its theme a subject which is of import for the welfare of all mankind.

Methodist Adventures in Negro Education

Author: Jay Samuel Stowell

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 190

View: 9789

FOR the first time in the long years in which the Methodist Episcopal Church has labored for the education of the American Negro, a coordinated presentation of the remarkable story is now presented. It is a romance in education, and brings to the thousands of Methodists who have invested in the work of the Freedmen's Aid Society, now the Board of Education for Negroes, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, an adequate statement of the large returns their money has made possible. The author, the Rev. Jay S. Stowell, a member of the Publicity Staff of the Committee on Conservation and Advance of the Council of Boards of Benevolence of the Methodist Episcopal Church, has had an unusual opportunity to secure his facts and impressions. In addition to the records and the history of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, whose work for Negro girls is closely related to that of the Board of Education for Negroes, he had the privilege of a personal visit to each of the schools. This gives to the book that value which only firsthand knowledge makes possible.

Microsurgery in Endodontics

Author: Syngcuk Kim,Samuel Kratchman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119403669

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8378

Microsurgery in Endodontics provides the definitive reference to endodontic microsurgery, with instructive photographs and illustrations. Provides a definitive reference work on endodontic microsurgery Includes contributions from pioneers and innovators in the field of microsurgical endodontics Describes techniques for a wide range of microsurgical procedures Includes more than 600 instructive illustrations and photographs

The Age of Steam

A Classic Album of American Railroading

Author: Lucius Beebe,Charles Clegg

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780883940792

Category: Transportation

Page: 298

View: 7942

A collection of more than five hundred photographs and illustrations capture the sights, sounds, and smells of American railroading, depicting the folkways of little carriers, the personnel of main lines, and more.

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

One Health and its Histories

Author: Abigail Woods,Michael Bresalier,Angela Cassidy,Rachel Mason Dentinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319643371

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 8539

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book breaks new ground by situating animals and their diseases at the very heart of modern medicine. In demonstrating their historical significance as subjects and shapers of medicine, it offers important insights into past animal lives, and reveals that what we think of as ‘human’ medicine was in fact deeply zoological. Each chapter analyses an important episode in which animals changed and were changed by medicine. Ranging across the animal inhabitants of Britain’s zoos, sick sheep on Scottish farms, unproductive livestock in developing countries, and the tapeworms of California and Beirut, they illuminate the multi-species dimensions of modern medicine and its rich historical connections with biology, zoology, agriculture and veterinary medicine. The modern movement for One Health – whose history is also analyzed – is therefore revealed as just the latest attempt to improve health by working across species and disciplines. This book will appeal to historians of animals, science and medicine, to those involved in the promotion and practice of One Health today.

A Legacy of Learning

Your Stake in Standards and New Kinds of Public Schools

Author: David T. Kearns,James Harvey

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815705215

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 3887

What's wrong with America's schools? Why can't we fix them? How did we wind up with dropout rates of 25 percent and graduates who can barely read and write? Why does the United States spend twice as much on education as the international average and wind up near the bottom of the barrel in global comparisons of student achievement? Why do we lag behind nations such as South Korea, Hungary, and Singapore? And how should we go about improving the situation? Answers to these questions lie at the heart of this volume. David T. Kearns and James Harvey contend we are fine-tuning failure. We have yet to break with the past in order to face a different and challenging future. Despite worshiping at the altar of "local control" we have managed to create cookie-cutter schools across the country. We have been sidestepping the transparent need for common expectations about what students should know and be able to do. Standards, the authors say, are not clear enough or high enough. Above all, we have met the enemy and it is us: all of us support "change" as long as someone else is changing. This book is a fascinating and provocative analysis of where we went wrong and what we need to do to get American education back on track. It defines the kind of education our kids deserve. It calls for a new definition of "public education" in which choice is taken for granted. And it outlines an action agenda to help parents and citizens make first-class schools truly their own. In the future, the authors argue, we should think of a public school as any other non-profit entity—capable of operating in the public interest free of the red tape now strangling public education. It should be paid for by the public and accountable to the public, with its charter or contract routinely revoked when it stops serving public purposes or fails to meet its performance goals.

Established in Eden

Author: Carole C. Carlson

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800709433

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 157

View: 4296


Black Gods of the Asphalt

Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball

Author: Onaje X. O. Woodbine

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541120

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 4434

J-Rod moves like a small tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. "I play just like my father," he says. "Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem." Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father's memory into a force that opponents can feel in each bone-snapping drive to the basket. On the street, every ballplayer has a story. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a former streetball player who became an all-star Ivy Leaguer, brings the sights and sounds, hopes and dreams of street basketball to life. He shows that big games have a trickster figure and a master of black talk whose commentary interprets the game for audiences. The beats of hip-hop and reggae make up the soundtrack, and the ballplayers are half-men, half-heroes, defying the ghetto's limitations with their flights to the basket. Basketball is popular among young black American men but not because, as many claim, they are "pushed by poverty" or "pulled" by white institutions to play it. Black men choose to participate in basketball because of the transcendent experience of the game. Through interviews with and observations of urban basketball players, Onaje X. O. Woodbine composes a rare portrait of a passionate, committed, and resilient group of athletes who use the court to mine what urban life cannot corrupt. If people turn to religion to reimagine their place in the world, then black streetball players are indeed the hierophants of the asphalt.

My Dear Mrs. Ames

A Study of Suffragist Cartoonist Blanche Ames Ames

Author: N.A

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 3141

She was rich, beautiful, and happily married, but Blanche Ames was also a political reformer par excellence who created political cartoons to defend the right of women to vote, attacked male politicians who opposed woman suffrage through political action committees, and pursued the right of women to control the number and spacing of their families at a time when birth control was anathema to the minds of many.

Yards and Gates

Gender in Harvard and Radcliffe History

Author: Laurel Ulrich

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9781403960986

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 5732

"In Yards and Gates, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and her contributors argue that there have always been women at Harvard. The illuminating essays, letters, diary entries, and illustrations in this groundbreaking collection look at Harvard history from the colonial period to the present, giving primary attention to women and especially to the history of Radcliffe. They also demonstrate the value of looking at American history through a gendered lens. Here are stories about aspiration as well as marginality, and about women and men who opened once locked gates."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The segregation decisions

papers read at a session of the twenty-first annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Memphis, Tennessee, November 10, 1955

Author: William Faulkner,Benjamin Elijah Mays,Cecil Sims

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 29

View: 8445



Author: Booker T. 1856-1915 Washington

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781361985465

Category: History

Page: 70

View: 3901

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Straight Ahead

The Memoirs of a Mississippi Governor

Author: Bill Waller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934193044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 275

View: 8330

These Memoirs Chronicle the life and times of one of Mississippi?s most prominent attorneys, and the state?s fifty-sixth governor, from his birth in rural Lafayette County in 1926 through his two terms as district attorney of Hinds, Madison, and Yazoo Counties, the Beckwith trials, his 1967 and 1971 gubernatorial campaigns, the legendary 1978 senatorial race, his last campaign in 1987, and his life after politics.A fifth generation Mississippian, Bill Waller grew up on a farm in Lafayette County. After earning a bachelor?s degree at the University of Memphis and a law degree from the Ole Miss law school, he began the practice of law in Jackson in 1950. He is married to the former Carroll Overton and has five children and fourteen grandchildren. Waller?s vigorous prosecution of Byron De La Beckwith for the murder of Medgar Evers in 1964 catapulted him into national prominence. In 1971 Waller was elected governor in a major political upset. Historians and journalists mark his administration as a turning point in Mississippi history.