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Book Companion Site. Experience Project ? Personal Stories about any Life Experience. Untitled. Welcome to the Webby Awards. Electric Forest Festival. 50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years. In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years.

50 Most Influential Books of the Last 50 (or so) Years

Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential. The books we chose required some hard choices. We also tried to keep a balance between books that everyone buys and hardly anyone reads versus books that, though not widely bought and read, are deeply transformative. 1. 2. 3. 4. Code of Conduct. Driftwood at La Push, Washington. Photographer: Phillip LachmanSummary Author: Phillip Lachman This "piece" of driftwood washed up on the beach at La Push, a small community in Clallam County, Washington.

Driftwood at La Push, Washington

On our visit there in early spring, a very strong gale was blowing. Powerful winds accompanied by high tides are required to bring monsters like this ashore. The entire length of the beach was strewn with driftwood of all sizes. La Push, surrounded by the lush forest of the Olympic National Park, is located on the northwest coast of Washington's most westerly peninsula, at the mouth of the Quillayute River. Photo details:Camera Maker: FUJIFILM; Camera Model: FinePix S7000; Image Date: 2010:04:05 01:43:01; Focal Length: 22.0mm; Aperture: f/5.0; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 160; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: program (Auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No; Color Space: sRGB.

LEFThandSIDE. Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling in Graduation Speech. © The Daily MailThe 2010 Graduating Class of Coxsackie-Athens High School. Here I stand There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, "If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, "Ten years . . " The student then said, "But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast -- How long then? " Replied the Master, "Well, twenty years. " This is the dilemma I've faced within the American education system. Some of you may be thinking, "Well, if you pass a test, or become valedictorian, didn't you learn something? I am now accomplishing that goal. H.

To illustrate this idea, doesn't it perturb you to learn about the idea of "critical thinking. " We are more than robotic bookshelves, conditioned to blurt out facts we were taught in school. The saddest part is that the majority of students don't have the opportunity to reflect as I did. Share A Secret, See A Secret. Zeo-Sleep-Infographic-FFunction.jpg (JPEG Image, 750x3260 pixels) - Scaled (19. Sundance, Utah - 360 Degree Interactive Panorama. Best toast I've ever heard... - Twurts and Geekery.

Cookies by Douglas Adams. Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and ..... - Mark Twain. Geordi La Forge Has 99 Problems.