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Book review: The Next Wave

Rusch, Elizabeth. The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Ocean. . Houghton Mifflin. 2014. $18.99. 79p. 978-0-544-09999-9. Ages 12-15:

Following two engineers trying to capture the energy from ocean waves and currents—“the earth’s biggest batteries”—for electric power. 160 more words

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Book review: Creature Features

Jenkins, Steve & Robin Page. Creature Features. Ill. Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin. 2014. $17.99. unp. 978-0-544-23351-1. Ages 6-9:

In their fourteenth collaboration, the husband and wife pair uses humor to present information about 25 unusual animals by having each one explain the reason for its unusual features. 102 more words

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Accessible High School Science

I have to admit that science isn’t my favorite subject and it definitely wasn’t when I was in high school either. But, I do enjoy learning more about what makes the world work when it is presented in a highly accessible way, either with pictures or if the text is written in an uncomplicated, even humorous way. 490 more words

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Concerning Eagles: A Colourful Study in Anglo-American Tensions

J.R.R. Tolkien was by profession a philologist. From 1929 to 1945, he served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow at Pembroke College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. 1,403 more words


Houghton Mifflin Uses Honored Vietnam Vet to Promote Questionable High School History Textbook

By Danette Clark

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, now a Pearson Education partner in providing online educational content for schools, has created a video showcasing one of its interactive textbooks for iPad. 969 more words


Bad 'rigorous' Common-Core-style geometry problem

Here is a problem put out by Houghton-Mifflin and labeled ‘test prep’ that I came across as a worksheet for a 9th grade Geometry student I’m currently helping here in Washington, DC. 360 more words