New Books Network

David Lindsay Roberts, “Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History” (Johns Hopkins UP, 2019)
The institutional history of mathematics in the United States comprises several entangled traditions—military, civil, academic, industrial—each of which merits its own treatment. David Lindsay Roberts, adjunct professor of mathematics at Prince George’s Community College, takes a very different approach. His unique book, Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans... Read More
Elena Albarrán, “Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism” (U Nebraska Press, 2014)
Elena Jackson Albarrán’s book Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Cultural Nationalism (University of Nebraska Press, 2014) explores the changing politics of childhood during the period 1920-1940, in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. That conflict, a civil war which brought down an authoritarian regime, came with new... Read More
Logan Thompson, “Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage” (Kaplan Publishing, 2019)
Most test prep books, textbooks, and classes miss the mark by only focusing on strategy and content. This essential guide tackles the other half of test prep: mindfulness and your mental performance. Mindfulness is widely embraced in the business and athletic communities as a valuable technique to optimize performance. Author... Read More
Brittany Lehman, “Teaching Migrant Children in West Germany and Europe, 1945-1992” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
In her new book, Teaching Migrant Children in West Germany and Europe, 1945-1992 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Brittany Lehman examines the right to education for migrant children in Europe between 1949 and 1992. Using West Germany as a case study to explore European trends, the book analyzes how the Council of... Read More
Candy Gunther Brown, “Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?” (UNC Press, 2019)
In this episode of New Books in Law Siobhan talks with Candy Gunther Brown about her book Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? (UNC Press, 2019). Dr. Brown is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. She is a... Read More
Milton Gaither, “Homeschool: An American History” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
With around two million children currently enrolled in home schools in the USA, no-one can doubt that the subject of Milton Gaither’s new book is timely. Gaither, a professor of education at Messiah College, PA, first published this study in 2008, but has updated his text to reflect both the... Read More
Alfred S. Posamentier, “Tools to Help Your Children Learn Math” (WSPC, 2019)
Our guest today is Al Posamentier, the lead author of Tools to Help Your Children Learn Math (WSPC, 2019). Helping your children with math is one of the most important things a parent can do to further their children’s educational progress, and Al has teamed with other math educators, psychologists,... Read More