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    • The Smartest Kids in the World

    • And How They Got That Way
    • By: Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How do other countries create "smarter" kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they've never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy.What is it like to be a child in the world's new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embed­ded in these countries for one year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great teachers+ Raise kids' bar+ Don't exaggerate

    • By ANDRÉ on 01-14-14

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    • The Unthinkable

    • Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
    • By: Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Today, nine out of 10 Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality - anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of - ultimately matter?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • these days, you can never know enough......

    • By Andy on 10-29-10

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    • What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries

    • By: Amanda Ripley
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries" is from the December 06, 2016 The Upshot section of The New York Times. It was written by Amanda Ripley and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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