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Product Description: In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning...read more

Hardcover:

9780679430063 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1995), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote education reform

Paperback:

9780679750314 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 1, 1996), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote education reform.

Prebinding:

9781439508336 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics.
9781417719006, titled "End Of Education: Redefining the Value of School" | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1996, cover price $24.60 | About this edition: A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote education reform.

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Product Description: A scathing and prescient look at television news?now updated for the new tech-savvy generation Television news : genuine information or entertainment fodder? Fifteen years ago, Neil Postman, a pioneer in media education and author of the bestselling Amusing Ourselves to Death, and Steve Powers, an award-winning broadcast journalist, concluded that anyone who relies exclusively on their television for accurate world news is making a big mistake...read more

Paperback:

9780143113775 | Rev upd edition (Penguin USA, June 24, 2008), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A scathing and prescient look at television news?
9780140132311 | Penguin USA, September 1, 1992, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: A guide to interpreting television news discusses how news programs are presented and the difference between what they say they present and what they actually deliver

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786113965 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, February 1, 1999), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A guide to watching television news discusses the calculated programming, the viewer manipulation, and the big business behind today's news networks and shows readers how to interpret what they are hearing and seeing.
9780786110629 | Blackstone Audio Inc, February 1, 1997, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: An important guide to understanding what you're getting--and not getting--from TV news.

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Product Description: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation, and knowledge.

Hardcover:

9780670804542 | Viking Pr, November 1, 1985, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge

Paperback:

9780143036531 | 20 anv edition (Penguin USA, December 27, 2005), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society.
9780140094381 | Viking Pr, November 1, 1986, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge

CD/Spoken Word:

9781441767363 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 20, 2010), cover price $49.00 | About this edition: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation, and knowledge.
9781441767387 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 20, 2010), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation, and knowledge.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786104604 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 1, 1994), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation, and knowledge.

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A leading cultural and social critic explores the key humane ideas that emerged out of eighteenth-century philosophy and science to analyze their relevance to the modern world, arguing that by rediscovering the lessons of history, we can dramatically enhance the quality of life for the future. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780375401299 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 1999), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Explores the key humane ideas that emerged out of 18th-century philosophy and science to analyze their relevance to the modern world

Paperback:

9780375701276 | Vintage Books, October 1, 2000, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A leading cultural and social critic explores the key humane ideas that emerged out of eighteenth-century philosophy and science to analyze their relevance to the modern world, arguing that by rediscovering the lessons of history, we can dramatically enhance the quality of life for the future.

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9780786106455 | Blackstone Audio Inc, August 1, 1997, cover price $32.95

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Product Description: Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their abilities to think abstractly, and that the very concept of childhood is being destroyed

Hardcover:

9780385281911 | Delacorte Pr, August 1, 1982, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their abilities to think abstractly, and that the very concept of childhood is being destroyed

Paperback:

9780679751663 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, August 1, 1994), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their ability to think abstractly, and the very concept of childhood is being destroyed

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786111312 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 1, 1997), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Argues that the intrusion of television into every home introduces children too early to adult concepts and activities and subverts their abilities to think abstractly, and that the very concept of childhood is being destroyed

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Product Description: In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays, one of America's sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst -- and the best -- of our habits of discourse, tendencies in education, and obsessions with technological novelty...read more

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9780786107285 | Blackstone Audio Inc, September 1, 1994, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays, one of America's sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst -- and the best -- of our habits of discourse, tendencies in education, and obsessions with technological novelty.

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A social critic argues that the United States has become a 'technopoly'--a system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780394582726 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, February 1, 1992), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A renowned social critic argues that the United States has become a 'technopoly'--a system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy

Paperback:

9780679745402 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, April 1, 1993), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A social critic argues that the United States has become a 'technopoly'--a system that sacrifices social institutions for self-perpetuating technological advancement--and suggests ways to use technical skills to enhance our democracy

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Essays discuss social science, Germany, literary magazines, television commercials, education, nuclear war, conservatism, teaching, and the disappearance of childhood

Hardcover:

9780394572703 | 1 edition (Alfred a Knopf Inc, September 1, 1988), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Essays discuss social science, Germany, literary magazines, television commercials, education, toll booths, nuclear war, Conservalism, teaching, and the disappearance of childhood

Paperback:

9780679734215 | Vintage Books, February 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Essays discuss social science, Germany, literary magazines, television commercials, education, nuclear war, conservatism, teaching, and the disappearance of childhood

A co-author of the influential Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Postman reassesses and reworks some of his 'revolutionary' theories of ten years ago in a continuing effort to take the fear out of the classroom situation

Hardcover:

9780440086512 | Delacorte Pr, June 1, 1979, cover price $20.01 | About this edition: A co-author of the influential Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Postman reassesses and reworks some of his 'revolutionary' theories of ten years ago in a continuing effort to take the fear out of the classroom situation

Paperback:

9780440384861 | Reprint edition (Dell Pub Co, March 1, 1987), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: A co-author of the influential Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Postman reassesses and reworks some of his 'revolutionary' theories of ten years ago in a continuing effort to take the fear out of the classroom situation
9780385290210 | Delacorte Pr, October 1, 1980, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A co-author of the influential Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Postman reassesses and reworks some of his 'revolutionary' theories of ten years ago in a continuing effort to take the fear out of the classroom situation

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The author attacks contemporary educational systems based on fear, coercion, and memorization and advocates alternative inquiry and induction methods which equip students to relate to modern realities

Hardcover:

9780385290081 | Doubleday, June 1, 1969, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world.

Paperback:

9780440384854 | Reprint edition (Dell Pub Co, February 1, 1987), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: The author attacks contemporary educational systems based on fear, coercion, and memorization and advocates alternative inquiry and induction methods which equip students to relate to modern realities
9780385290098 | Delta, September 1, 1971, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: From the social and educational upheaval of the 70's came "A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world.

A guide to recognizing and correcting or eradicating confused, inappropriate, and inarticulate speech and unreasonable or maliciously intended speech

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9780440015543 | Delacorte Pr, November 1, 1976, cover price $8.95 | also contains Heilig-geist-kapelle: Berlin | About this edition: A guide to recognizing and correcting or eradicating confused, inappropriate, and inarticulate speech and unreasonable or maliciously intended speech

Paperback:

9780385281782 | Doubleday, August 1, 1977, cover price $3.95 | About this edition: A guide to recognizing and correcting or eradicating confused, inappropriate, and inarticulate speech and unreasonable or maliciously intended speech

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Paperback:

9780385288736 | Delacorte Pr, August 1, 1975, cover price $4.95

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Probes the nature of linguistics and its application to the study of grammar, usage, and semantics

Paperback:

9780385285667 | Delacorte Pr, January 1, 1975, cover price $2.95 | About this edition: Probes the nature of linguistics and its application to the study of grammar, usage, and semantics

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Product Description: Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket, cover worn and discoloured.

Hardcover:

9780440080831 | Doubleday, March 1, 1971, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition suitable as a reading copy.

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Working from the premise that language is a key to human survival, these essays explore the ways in which this valuable tool is currently manipulated in various fields

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9780023963506 | Macmillan Pub Co, June 1, 1969, cover price $12.50 | About this edition: Working from the premise that language is a key to human survival, these essays explore the ways in which this valuable tool is currently manipulated in various fields

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