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1. Lumos Summer Learning HeadStart, Grade 8 to 9: Includes Engaging Activities, Math, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing and Language Practice: … Resources for Students Starting High School
Author: by Lumos Learning
The updated 2021 Summer Learning HeadStart workbook for kids moving from Grade 8 to 9 covers Math, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing to support fun at-home learning during the summer months. New in this 2021 summer workbook edition: Stimulates creative thinking & nurture’s growth mindset with daily challenge rounds, educational games, and fun summer activities.
This is the simplest yet most effective summer learning workbook that thousands of parents and teachers trust to help students retain and strengthen their Math & ELA skills and bridges the learning gap to provide a strong foundation for success in 9th grade.
Recommended by Teachers, Trusted by Parents”I am extremely impressed with how they correlate It’s the app tool with the book. Shortening and separating the day-to-day work takes the pressure away from mastering the skills. And the app for additional practice.
I’m looking forward to continuing using the Lumos Learning books to help my daughter succeed in her college years.”- Shai The fun educational summer workbook offers cheerful activities & fun brain teasers to keep your child engaged and provides much-needed socio-emotional support.
2. Unreported Truths About Covid-19 and Lockdowns: Part 4: Vaccines
Author: by Alex Berenson
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson turns to the most controversial aspect of the coronavirus epidemic – vaccinations – in the fourth installment of the best-selling Unreported Truths series. When Pfizer and Moderna announced in November that their mRNA vaccines had cut coronavirus infections by 95 percent with few side effects, the world rejoiced.
But in the months since, the truth has proven to be far more complex. Countries like Israel and Britain have seen sharp short-term spikes in coronavirus cases and deaths following the beginning mass vaccination campaigns, and many people have reported severe side effects after being vaccinated.
Yet media outlets and public health authorities have largely ignored any potential risks as they encourage everyone, even young people at almost no risk from Covid, to be vaccinated. Berenson offers a more nuanced perspective, explaining both the risks and benefits of the new Covid vaccines – with a focus on the risks, since those have not been covered.
3. UNREPORTED TRUTHS ABOUT COVID-19 AND LOCKDOWNS: Combined Parts 1-3: Death Counts, Lockdowns, and Masks
Author: by Alex Berenson
Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson offers all a combined version of three booklets in the controversial and best-selling Unreported Truths about Covid series – at one low price. Since the publication of the first booklet in June, Unreported Truths has offered an honest counterpart to over-the-top media coverage about the risks of the coronavirus and ways to stop it.
Part 1 focused on the ways governments count and report Covid-19 deaths. Part 2 covered the history of lockdowns and the evidence that they work – or don’t. And Part 3 gave the same treatment to masks and mask mandates. All three booklets draw on primary sources like Centers for Disease Control reports, news articles, and scientific papers – and all three offer direct links to the material so that you the reader can judge it for yourself.
With a quarter-million copies sold, Unreported Truths has become an independent journalism phenomenon. And as the fight over our response to Covid drags on, knowing the facts is more important than ever! Now, for the first time, all three booklets are available in a single package.
4. Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Author: by Jennifer A Doudna
BY THE WINNER OF THE 2020 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY | Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize A powerful mix of science and ethics … This book is required reading for every concerned citizenthe material it covers should be discussed in schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.
New York Review of Books Not since the atomic bomb has a technology so alarmed its inventors that they warned the world about its use. That is, until 2015, when biologist Jennifer Doudna called for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPRa revolutionary new technology that she helped createto make heritable changes in human embryos.
The cheapest, simplest, most effective way of manipulating DNA ever known, CRISPR may well give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. Yet even the tiniest changes to DNA could have myriad, unforeseeable consequences, to say nothing of the ethical and societal repercussions of intentionally mutating embryos to create better humans.
5. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Author: by Max Tegmark
In this authoritative and eye-opening book, Max Tegmark describes and illuminates the recent, path-breaking advances in Artificial Intelligence and how it is poised to overtake human intelligence. How will AI affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human?
The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technologyand there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.
How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked?
Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?
6. Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
Author: by Elizabeth Kolbert
CHOSEN BY BILL GATES AS A MUST-READ FOR SUMMER 2021ONE OF THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘BOOKS OF 2021”Important, necessary, urgent and phenomenally interesting’ HELEN MACDONALD, New York TimesThe author of the international bestseller The Sixth Extinction returns to humanity’s transformative impact on the environment, now asking: after doing so much damage, can we change nature, this time to save it?
Elizabeth Kolbert has become one of the most important writers on the environment. Now she investigates the immense challenges humanity faces as we scramble to reverse, in a matter of decades, the effects we’ve had on the atmosphere, the oceans, the world’s forests and rivers – on the very topography of the globe.
In Under a White Sky, she takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave desert; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a ‘super coral’ that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth, changing the sky from blue to white.
7. Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
Author: by Stuart Russell
A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machinesIn the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself.
Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable. In this groundbreaking book, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up.
Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI.
He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage. If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us?
8. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Author: by Ray Kurzweil
Startling in scope and bravado. Janet Maslin, The New York TimesArtfully envisions a breathtakingly better world. Los Angeles TimesElaborate, smart and persuasive. The Boston GlobeA pleasure to read. The Wall Street JournalOne of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 One of Amazon.
Com’s Best Science Books of 2005A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Nearer who Bill Gates calls the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligenceFor over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future.
In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.
9. Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again
Author: by Eric Topol MD
One of America’s top doctors reveals how AI will empower physicians and revolutionize patient care Medicine has become inhuman, to disastrous effect. The doctor-patient relationship-the heart of medicine-is broken: doctors are too distracted and overwhelmed to truly connect with their patients, and medical errors and misdiagnoses abound.
In Deep Medicine, leading physician Eric Topol reveals how artificial intelligence can help. AI has the potential to transform everything doctors do, from notetaking and medical scans to diagnosis and treatment, greatly cutting down the cost of medicine and reducing human mortality.
By freeing physicians from the tasks that interfere with human connection, AI will create space for the real healing that takes place between a doctor who can listen and a patient who needs to be heard. Innovative, provocative, and hopeful, Deep Medicine shows us how the awesome power of AI can make medicine better, for all the humans involved.
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10. Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing
Author: by Kevin Davies
One of the world’s leading experts on genetics unravels one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science and medicine. If our genes are, to a great extent, our destiny, then what would happen if mankind could engineer and alter the very essence of our DNA coding?
Millions might be spared the devastating effects of hereditary disease or the challenges of disability, whether it was the pain of sickle-cell anemia to the ravages of Huntington’s disease. But this power to play God also raises major ethical questions and poses threats for potential misuse.
For decades, these questions have lived exclusively in the realm of science fiction, but as Kevin Davies powerfully reveals in his new book, this is all about to change. Engrossing and page-turning, Editing Humanity takes readers inside the fascinating world of a new gene editing technology called CRISPR, a high-powered genetic toolkit that enables scientists to not only engineer but to edit the DNA of any organism down to the individual building blocks of the genetic code.
11. The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human
Author: by Noah Strycker
“[Strycker] thinks like a biologist but writes like a poet.” – Wall Street JournalAn entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising worldand deep connection with humanity. Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood.
As we learn more about the secrets of bird life, we are unlocking fascinating insights into memory, relationships, game theory, and the nature of intelligence itself. The Thing with Feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatrosses, and other mysteriesrevealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.
Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, style, and grace, he shows how our view of the world is often, and remarkably, through the experience of birds.
12. Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
Author: by Ruth Kassinger
June 11, 2019
No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In Slime, Ruth Kassinger gives this underappreciated group its due. Elizabeth KolbertSay algae and most people think of pond scum. What they don’t know is that without algae, none of us would exist.
There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs.
Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multibillion-dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo, and so much more.
In Slime we’ll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.
13. The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism, and Environment
Author: by Richard Lewontin
One of our most brilliant evolutionary biologists, Richard Lewontin has also been a leading critic of thosescientists and non-scientists alikewho would misuse the science to which he has contributed so much. In The Triple Helix, Lewontin the scientist and Lewontin the critic come together to provide a concise, accessible account of what his work has taught him about biology and about its relevance to human affairs.
In the process, he exposes some of the common and troubling misconceptions that misdirect and stall our understanding of biology and evolution. The central message of this book is that we will never fully understand living things if we continue to think of genes, organisms, and environments as separate entities, each with its distinct role to play in the history and operation of organic processes.
Here Lewontin shows that an organism is a unique consequence of both genes and environment, of both internal and external features. Rejecting the notion that genes determine the organism, which then adapts to the environment, he explains that organisms, influenced in their development by their circumstances, in turn create, modify, and choose the environment in which they live.
14. The Eye Book (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))
Author: by Theo. LeSieg
You’ll be amazed at the things you can see with Dr. Seuss in this hardcover picture book all about your eyes-now in a board book format perfect for the littlest of readers! Take a look around-what do your eyes see?A bird?A bed?Flies and ants?
Maybe even some pink underpants! Dr. Seuss’s rhymes and Joe Mathieu’s illustrations will delight young readers and help them discover the world around them, starting with their own bodies! Bright and Early Board Books are simplified editions of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories, printed in a sturdy board format that’s perfect for little hands ages 0-3!
At 4 x 5 , they’re about 1/4 the size of the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go! And ideal for babies and toddlers too young for the original stories. Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.
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Author: by Oliver Sacks
Awakenings-which inspired the major motion picture-is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, “awakening” effect.
Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.