Search Results: "You University Apps"


BOOK REVIEW

TICK BAIT'S UNIVERSE by Marc Gamble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"This well-designed odyssey truly does put the universe at viewers' fingertips. (iPad informational app. 6-12)"
A "powers of 10" app that takes young explorers from quarks to the furthest reaches of the observable universe. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD by A.B. Hollingsworth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Well-meaning but clueless (like its hero) and—unless you're fascinated by arcane details of frat life—interminable."
The college fraternity as a metaphor for life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A commonplace book more full of sound bites than a political convention: perfect bedside reading for academics who want to drift off to sleep believing that they really can make a difference in recalling the education business to its true vocation."
The brothers Solomon—Robert (Philosophy/Univ. of Texas at Austin; A Passion for Justice, 1990, etc.) and Jon (Classics/Univ. of Arizona)—take a bracingly common-sensical approach—in the form of 137 sermonettes—to the problems everybody agrees are dogging the American university. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >

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The New Killer Apps by Chunka Mui
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups."
Couched as an us-vs.-them guide for corporations in the realm of technology innovation, this perceptive book shows how big companies can defeat the nimble upstarts through the strategic use of resources, the implementation of three principles and the following of eight rules. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE UNIVERSITY by Michael S. Roth
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"The result is more like a primer on the history of higher education than a manifesto."
An academic's defense of the liberal arts, as he surveys the tensions in higher education throughout American history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A sound, enthusiastic look at the crucial vitality of the American university system."
An elegant, comprehensive examination of how American universities became the best in the world, and why research matters. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSITY OF DOOM by Mario Acevedo
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"A zooming grand-slam of sci-fi fun."
Acevedo (Rescue from Planet Pleasure, 2016, etc.) offers a middle-grade sci-fi adventure about talented father-and-son scientists who find themselves banished to the suburbs.Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"While in many ways a fine and learned study, Kors and Silverglate's hellfire-and-brimstone sermon will likely be heeded only by the saved."
Two civil libertarians take up the cudgels against political correctness in speech codes at American colleges and universities. Read full book review >

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THE BISHOP GOES TO THE UNIVERSITY by Andrew M. Greeley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Decently written and plotted, and if you can forgive the little bishop's occasional smugness, you may be charmed."
More derring-do from Chicago's coolest cleric, who solves a locked-room mystery, saves an imperiled cardinal, and socks it to the Vatican in his fourth adventure. Read full book review >