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A Walk in the Woods

By Bill Bryson
  • ISBN Code: : 0385674546
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 484
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-walk-in-the-woods.pdf

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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

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  • Pdf File: uninformed.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Research polls, media interviews, and everyday conversations reveal an unsettling truth: citizens, while well-meaning and even passionate about current affairs, appear to know very little about politics. Hundreds of surveys document vast numbers of citizens answering even basic questions about government incorrectly. Given this unfortunate state of affairs, it is not surprising that more knowledgeable people often deride the public for its ignorance. Some experts even think that less informed citizens should stay out of politics altogether. As Arthur Lupia shows in Uninformed, this is not constructive. At root, critics of public ignorance fundamentally misunderstand the problem. Many experts believe that simply providing people with more facts will make them more competent voters. However, these experts fail to understand how most people learn, and hence don't really know what types of information are even relevant to voters. Feeding them information they don't find relevant does not address the problem. In other words, before educating the public, we need to educate the educators. Lupia offers not just a critique, though; he also has solutions. Drawing from a variety of areas of research on topics like attention span and political psychology, he shows how we can actually increase issue competence among voters in areas ranging from gun regulation to climate change. To attack the problem, he develops an arsenal of techniques to effectively convey to people information they actually care about. Citizens sometimes lack the knowledge that they need to make competent political choices, and it is undeniable that greater knowledge can improve decision making. But we need to understand that voters either don't care about or pay attention to much of the information that experts think is important. Uninformed provides the keys to improving political knowledge and civic competence: understanding what information is important to and knowing how to best convey it to them.

Primary English for Trainee Teachers

By David Waugh,Wendy Jolliffe,Kate Allott
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Book Code : 1529717248
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: primary-english-for-trainee-teachers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What do I need know about English to teach it effectively in primary schools? How do children learn English? How do I teach it? What does a good primary English lesson look like? This is the ultimate guide for primary trainee teachers grappling with these questions. A comprehensive guide to teaching the National Curriculum for primary English, it covers both subject knowledge and teaching theory and practice. This new edition now includes new chapters on the teaching of phonics and the barriers to learning English in primary schools, making it the complete course textbook.

Basic Illustrated Backpacking

By Harry Roberts,Russ Schneider,Lon Levin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1493014676
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 657
  • Pdf File: basic-illustrated-backpacking.pdf

Book Short Summary:

BASIC ILLUSTRATED BACKPACKING Expert hikers Harry Roberts and Russ Schneider take readers step-by-step through planning a trip for each skill level, selecting the proper gear and provisions (including the right boots), how to find you way through wilderness, prepare a good meal, and much more.

Reimagining American Theatre

By Robert Brustein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Book Code : 1466805412
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 683
  • Pdf File: reimagining-american-theatre.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In his collection of essays and reviews, Robert Brustein makes the argument that the American Theatre is enjoying a renaissance that has not been unacknowledged.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

By James Mustich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 1523505125
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: 1-000-books-to-read-before-you-die.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It’s time to talk books—and the conversation starts here. Encompassing fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die moves across cultures and through time to present an eclectic collection of titles, each described with the special enthusiasm readers summon when recommending a book to a friend. The expected pillars are here, including Jane Austen and Toni Morrison, Virgil, Dante, Dickens and Tolstoy, Franz Kafka and Simone de Beauvoir—their works made fresh through the author’s animated essays. Established classics are joined by new and unexpected choices like Citizen and Friday Night Lights. A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Pillow Bookof Sei Shōnagon, The Day of the Jackal and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. The result is a treasury of essential reading for expansive tastes. The book’s alphabetical listing by last name results in the serendipity of juxtaposition—Cormac McCarthy’s The Road next to Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings, John le Carré next to Ursula K. Le Guin next to Harper Lee. Following each entry are rich endnotes that include publication dates and preferred editions, other books by the same author, related books to try, and listings of worthy adaptations, including movies and audiobooks. In total, more than six thousand titles by thirty-five hundred authors are recommended. A Miscellany of Special Lists at the end of the book offers the reader surprising entry points into the collection, such as “Books to Read in a Sitting,” including The Little Virtues by Natalia Ginzburg and The Third Man by Graham Greene, and “Offbeat Escapes,” including Freya Stark’s The Valleys of the Assassins and Felice Benuzzi’s No Picnic on Mount Kenya. For the truly dedicated reader, “A Long Climb, but What a View”—a perfect way to describe those mountainous texts we long to scale, such as Proust’s In Search of Lost Time and Shelby Foote’s The Civil War. An insightfully curated personal compendium that will inspire hours of browsing and a lifetime of reading, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die celebrates the gorgeous mosaic that is our literary heritage.

Through the Eyes of a Child

By William Powell Tuck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781469782461
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 984
  • Pdf File: through-the-eyes-of-a-child.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many people go through life as though they were blind and deaf. They seem to hear and see so little of the world that surrounds us. Through the Eyes of a Child summons us to an adventure to become a "seer" and experience life in a child-like way. This is a summons to discover or rediscover the world around us or within us and see all the miracles around us that we continuously neglect or fail to notice. Being awaken to child-like wonder and expectancy enables us to experience the deep mystery that is realized through learning how to see, hear, feel, touch, taste, and celebrate the wonder of life- even the wonder of sleep. Routine, busyness, noise, distractions, work, burdens, cluttered existence, and countless other matters blind us to seeing the splendor, beauty and mystery of the holy in the ordinary all around us. This book helps plant our feet on the path to recapture the child within to experience the blessing of being genuinely alive to God and to the world in which we live. It is an invitation to go on a journey within to try to see through the eyes of a child once again.

Leading Matters: How to enjoy and lead a walk in ten easy steps

By Peter Davies
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Book Code : 1781483132
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 371
  • Pdf File: leading-matters.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Let's walk! But where? How? Who with? How far? A multi-day back-packing expedition or a stroll in the park? This book covers these questions, and will take you through ten basic steps to enjoying walking/hiking/tramping/rambling. Above all, the author provides the key to successful walking -leadership. Peter Davies has led walks in Britain, France, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and New Zealand. He gives practical advice - with stories from his twenty years' experience - on achieving the pleasures of walking and avoiding (mostly) the perils.