Yestermorrow by Ray Bradbury

Yestermorrow: Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures by Ray Bradbury
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 397KB
Overview: Experience the world of tomorrow as imagined by visionary science fiction author Ray Bradbury. Combining images from his past along with his personal musings about the future, the result is Yestermorrow: Obvious Answers to Impossible Futures.

Entwined within a series of retrospective memoirs, Bradbury shares his thoughts on the state of the world-how the past and present are reflected in society, technology, and popular culture, as well as the need for thinkers and imagineers to be the architects of the future.

In this extraordinary collection of essays, poetry, and philosophical reflection, readers are treated to a glimpse inside the mind of one of the most celebrated and prolific authors of the twentieth century. Bradbury reveals the creative sparks that led to some of his most well-known and enthralling stories, along with his authorial influences on his journey to becoming a prominent figure in modern literature.
Genre: Non-fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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Wole Soyinka by Biodun Jeyifo

Wole Soyinka: Politics, Poetics, and Postcolonialism by Biodun Jeyifo
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.3MB
Overview: Biodun Jeyifo examines the connections between the innovative and influential writings of Wole Soyinka and his radical political activism.

Jeyifo carries out detailed analyses of Soyinka’s most ambitious works, relating them to the controversies generated by Soyinka’s use of literature and theatre for radical political purposes. He gives a fascinating account of the profound but paradoxical affinities and misgivings Soyinka has felt about the significance of the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century. Jeyifo also explores Soyinka’s works with regard to the impact on his artistic sensibilities of the pervasiveness of representational ambiguity and linguistic exuberance in Yoruba culture.

The analyses and evaluations of this study are presented in the context of Soyinka’s sustained engagement with the violence of collective experience in post-independence, postcolonial Africa and the developing world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Criticism

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Wild Kratts series by Chris Kratt

Wild Kratts series by Chris Kratt (2 Books)
Requirements: ePUB/MOBI Reader, 53MB
Overview: PBS’s successful animated show Wild Kratts follows the adventures of zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt as they travel to animal habitats around the globe. Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Genre: Non-Fiction | Children | Science

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The Science of Sin by Simon M. Laham

The Science of Sin: The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You) by Simon M. Laham
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2 Mb
Overview: Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, and anger.

They’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils. The truth is, we all sin and we do it all the time-in fact, usually several times over before breakfast! But human behavior, argues social psychologist Simon Laham, is more complex than “good” or “evil.” In psychology, these sins aren’t considered morally wrong or even uniformly bad, but are treated rather as complex and interesting psychological states that if, indulged wisely, can be functional, adaptive, and lead to a range of positive effects.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Governance Revolution by Deborah Hicks Midanek

The Governance Revolution: What Every Board Member Needs to Know, NOW! by Deborah Hicks Midanek
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.7 MB
Overview: Boards of directors are sitting ducks. Shareholders complain and even attack, management manipulates, and individual board members have little power, able to act only as part of the board as a whole. Governance issues are front and center, yet there is often little understanding, even among board members, of the key role that they play.

Written in an accessible and human voice, The Governance Revolution: What Every Board Member Needs to Know, NOW! provides information and context essential to anyone seeking to understand how corporations and their stewards-the board of directors-can and should function in the volatile world we inhabit.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational Politics & Social Sciences

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The Ends of the Earth by Roger Willemsen

The Ends of the Earth by Roger Willemsen
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.8 MB
Overview: An author, foreign correspondent, academic, and television personality, Roger Willemsen is a familiar figure in Germany, and The Ends of the Earth offers English-language readers a chance to engage with his uniquely astute take on the world. Consisting of twenty-two essays recounting and reflecting on a lifetime of travel to the far and forgotten corners of our planet, the book offers remarkable encounters and mysterious entanglements in locations as diverse as a Kamchatkan volcano, a Burmese railway station, an Arctic icebreaker, and a Minsk hospital ward. Willemsen is the perfect companion, reveling in the strange and unlovely, and tracing unexpected connections among places, times, and peoples.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Teaching How to Learn by Kenneth A. Kiewra

Teaching How to Learn: The Teacher’s Guide to Student Success by Kenneth A. Kiewra
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4 Mb
Overview: This innovative guidebook offers proven methods to strengthen instruction and help K-12 students acquire successful learning strategies using the SOAR approach: Selecting key lesson ideas; Organizing information using comparative charts and other representations; Associating ideas to create meaningful, memorable connections; and Regulating and reinforcing learning through practice.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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