Experiments on Reality: Tim Robinson
In this gripping account of one of the most important steps in the history of American desegregation, Jules Tygiel tells the story of Jackie Robinson´s crossing of baseball´s color line. Examining the social and historical context of Robinson´s introduction into white organized baseball, both on and off the field, Tygiel also tells the often neglected stories of other African-American players - such as Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron - who helped transform our national pastime into an integrated game. Drawing on dozens of interviews with players and front office executives, contemporary newspaper accounts, and personal papers, Tygiel provides the most telling and insightful account of Jackie Robinson´s influence on American baseball and society. The anniversary issue features a new foreword by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Gardiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015270/bk_adbl_015270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Everything Kids´ Science Experiments Book:Boil Ice Float Water Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! Tom Robinson
The Everything Kids´ Magical Science Experiments Book:Dazzle your friends and family by making magical things happen! Tim Robinson
Natural Experiments of History: Jared Diamond/ James A. Robinson
Quicklet on Natural Experiments of History edited by Jared Diamond and James A. Robinson: Nicole Silvester
This book consists of eight comparative studies drawn from history, archeology, economics, economic history, geography, and political science. The studies cover a spectrum of approaches; geographically, they include the United States, Mexico, Brazil, western Europe, tropical Africa, India, Siberia, Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific islands.
The Everything Kids´ Science Bundle:The Everything® Kids´ Astronomy Book; The Everything® Kids´ Human Body Book; The Everything® Kids´ Science Experiments Book; The Everything® Kids´ Weather Book Sheri Amsel/ Sheryl Racine/ Tom Robinson/ Joseph Snedeker/ Kathi Wagner
In a culture of outrage and siloing, social media is the go-to place to attack and to hide. Users rant and vent, and they huddle in like-minded silos. Social media encourages impulsive and angry responses to tweets or posts that irritate us. It also allows us to avoid challenges to our conventional wisdom. We can block, unfriend, and hunker down in private groups. Social media has so far aggravated, rather than helped to cure, ideological polarization and partisanship. Is there a higher and better use? Facebook is the largest forum in the history of humankind for free and open communication among citizens. It can be used to engage in meaningful conversations about important political, social, and economic issues. The choice is ours to make. As is demonstrated in Jeff Rasley´s latest book, ´´regular folks” can use their social networks for civil discussion and debate, and then for positive political action. Or, they can follow the lead of President Trump to tweet insults and ridicule political opponents. Who do we want to be as a nation? The Case for Civility exposes the causes and effects of hyper-partisanship. It offers a ´´modest proposal´´ to treat the symptoms of toxic polarization using social media. An experiment in Facebook based on the values of civility, tolerance, pragmatism, and moderation proves there is a cure. Rasley is the author of nine other books, including Godless - Living a Valuable Life Beyond Beliefs and Bringing Progress to Paradise, a memoir about adventure and philanthropy in the Nepal Himalayas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103186/bk_acx0_103186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.