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Recommended History Reading for Students

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ActiveHistory.co.uk just added 45 Graphic Novels to their "Wider Reading for History Students" list.

 

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76 Books to Sustain and Rebuild Humanity

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Long Now Foundation’s effort to assemble 3,500 books most essential for sustaining or rebuilding humanity, as part of their collaboratively curated library for long-term thinking, the Manual for Civilization.


Here, futurist, environmentalist, and Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand — best-known for authoring the era-defining Whole Earth Catalog and originating the commonly (mis-)quoted aphorism that “information wants to be free” — offers his 76-book contribution to the cumulative library of 3,500 books. 

 


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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading. 

 

Several English department chairs from around the country have e-mailed her to say their students are having trouble reading the classics.

“They cannot read ‘Middlemarch.’ They cannot read William James or Henry James,” Wolf said. “I can’t tell you how many people have written to me about this phenomenon. The students no longer will or are perhaps incapable of dealing with the convoluted syntax and construction of George Eliot and Henry James.”

And it's not just students developing reading problems."

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...take what you like from it, and use what you find useful."


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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:08 AM

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol