Everyday Calculus: Discovering The Hidden Math All Around Us By Oscar Fernandez chats with Dr. Alvin

Oscar Fernandez Click Here To Listen For every befuddled math student who’s ever sat in class and thought, “When am I ever going to use this?” Fernandez, assistant professor of mathematics at Wellesley College, gleefully reveals the truth: the world really does run on math. He takes a day-in-the-life approach to his subject: getting out of bed introduces trigonometry and how it can be used to describe and predict sleep cycles, while water running from a faucet allows him to address gravity and how its influence shapes motion into parabolic curves. The morning news leads to derivatives and how they can chart unemployment rates and population growth. A stray thought during a morning meeting stirs [...]

GW Commencement Speaker 2014 Jose Andres, author of Made In Spain chats with Dr. Alvin

Jose Andres Click Here To Listen   Americans have fallen in love with Spanish food in recent years, and no one has done more to play matchmaker than the award-winning chef José Andrés. In this irresistible companion volume to his public television show Made in Spain, José reminds us—in the most alluring and delicious way—that the food of his native Spain is as varied and inventive as any of the world’s great cuisines. To prove it, José takes us on a flavorful tour of his beloved homeland, from Andalucía to Aragón. Along the way, he shares recipes that reflect not just local traditions but also the heart and soul of Spain’s distinctive cooking. In the [...]

Degrees Of Inequality By Suzanne Mettler chats with Dr. Alvin

Suzanne Mettler Click Here To Listen America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates. Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled.

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader For Kids Only chats with Dr. Alvin

Uncle John-Kids Click Here To Listen Here is an exciting chance to own the very first Uncle John's Bathroom Reader For Kids Only! in a hardcover edition with all new illustrations! When our younger readers demanded a Bathroom Reader of their own, Uncle John put together this brain-boggling easy-to-read collection of facts, fads, quotes, history, science, origins, pop culture, mythology, humor, and more! Plus it's full of wacky and fun illustrations and Uncle John's famous "running feet" — those fun and fascinating facts on the bottom of every page. Curious young readers will learn about the real Dr. Seuss, baseball superstitions, the birth of The Simpsons, how carnival games are rigged, the history of dining [...]

100 Things You Do Before You Grow Up-Becky Baines

02 Becky Baines Click Here To Listen This is THE to-do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid-years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, here's an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, now's the time! It's also never a bad idea to apologize to a friend, [...]