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  • How to Invent Everything

  • A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
  • By: Ryan North
  • Narrated by: Ryan North
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past...and then broke? How would you survive? With this book as your guide, you'll survive - and thrive - in any period in Earth's history. Best-selling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North tells you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted - from first principles. This manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up.

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  • By Tim McNerney on 11-26-18

Worm hole to no where.

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Reviewed: 03-17-19

I felt this book was always on tangent with ultimately no destination... at 90 mph

  • Passion-Driven Education: How to Use Your Child's Interests to Ignite a Lifelong Love of Learning

  • By: Connor Boyack
  • Narrated by: Connor Boyack
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 76

Do you need parenting advice on how to inspire your child to love learning? Whether you homeschool, or send your kids to public or private school, this is essential listening for your situation. Why? Because schooling has become a disaster. Your child's interests and uniqueness are disregarded, and structured curriculum and standards like Common Core place them on a conveyor belt that treats all children the same. This system crushes a child's curiosity. Your child deserves better!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It makes me cry

  • By Becky on 12-15-17

Puts your frustrating thoughts about compulsory school in logical order and gives you solutions to start today!

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Reviewed: 01-25-19

I recall leaving high school thinking, “now REAL learning can begin.” I felt that I was perhaps the only one who wasn’t brainwashed and hadn’t drunk the government school Kool-Aid. College and a military career continued to be just an extended process of being told what to do; today I still ask myself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Connor Boyack touches on these thoughts on how we are kept so busy and how our passions are squelched and squashed.

Now as a homeschooling mom, I find myself imposing (at times) the same system I loathed on my children. I was probably the most brainwashed being that I was a high achiever. Not to toot my own horn, but just to say that I conformed (seeking too much the authorities approval) and have not much to show for it when I look at acronyms behind my name, and I have no passion for those titles. I love my title of ”Mom” and want to do my best for the kids. I want something different for my kids. This book is inspirational.