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In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Julian Jaynes<p>At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications …

The Moral Arc

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Shermer<p><b>Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral</b><p>From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history …

The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

• <b>Author:</b> Robert P. Crease & Alfred Scharff Goldhaber<p>The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.<br>The discovery of the quantum—the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities—planted a …

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How Not to Be Wrong

• <b>Author:</b> Jordan Ellenberg<p><b>The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands</b><p>The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In <i>How Not to Be Wrong</i>, Jordan …

Biocentrism

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Berman & Robert Lanza<p>Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a <i>US News & World Report</i> cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to …

Knocking on Heaven's Door

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa Randall<p>“Science has a battle for hearts and minds on its hands….How good it feels to have Lisa Randall’s unusual blend of top flight science, clarity, and charm on our side.”<br>—Richard Dawkins<p>“Dazzling ideas….Read this book today to understand the science of tomorrow.”<br>—Steven Pinker<p>The …

The Control of Nature

• <b>Author:</b> John McPhee<p>While John McPhee was working on his previous book, <i>Rising from the Plains</i>, he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that …