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The aim of this project is to produce age-appropriate non-fiction books for children from birth to age 12. These books are richly illustrated with photographs, diagrams, sketches, and original drawings. Wikijunior books are produced by a worldwide community of writers, teachers, students, and young people all working together. The books present factual information that is verifiable. You are invited to join in and write, edit, and rewrite each module and book to improve its content. Our books are distributed free of charge under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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There are more than a dozen Wikijunior books and hundreds of sections within those books being readied for publication.

Discovery and innovation
The Elements — Fun Science Experiments — How Things Work

The natural world
Big Cats — Biology — Bugs — Dinosaurs — Human Body — Solar System

Our world of people
Ancient Civilizations — Kings and Queens of England — Languages — United States Charters of Freedom — World War II — World at Work

Geography
Europe — South America — World Heritage Sites — Asia

School time
Geometry for Elementary School

Pre-readers
Alphabet — Animal Alphabet — Object Alphabet — Classic Alphabet Coloring Book — Colors — Flower Alphabet — Food Alphabet — Maze & Drawing Book — Numbers from 1 to 20 — Small Numbers — Skateboard Alphabet Coloring Pages — Tell Time Clock Coloring Book — Valentines Hearts Alphabet Coloring Book
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10 days ago by dicewitch
William T. Vollmann turns his mammoth talents to climate change - Los Angeles Times
Favorable review of William T. Vollmann's "No Immediate Danger" (volume one of "Carbon Ideologies"), from the "Los Angeles Times."
book  author  WilliamTVollmann  climateChange  science  nonfiction 
20 days ago by JJLDickinson
领读中国 | 梁鸿:我更看重的是,人怎么与历史发生关系
经观书评:阅读对你当时的生活来讲,应该是很重要的一部分。
梁鸿:我姐姐上高中,她有书,所以我从小就读到好多书,《世界之窗》、《高中语文》、《现代文学作品选》,那时候没电视、没网络,只有读书。我的性格比较内向,我跟孩子们出去玩的也比较少,经常就看书。我小时候对读书有渴望,喜欢看书,什么都可以看,我对“字”有一种渴望,喜欢看“字”。长大到小学四、五年级开始喜欢写作文,那个感觉很好,写的好不好不知道,反正喜欢写。后来我们整理老家的物品,翻到我初中日记,写着:我要当作家。其实后来完全忘掉了,是翻出初中的日记才看到。

经观书评:对“字”很着迷,这个启蒙最开始是什么?
梁鸿:可能还是跟我姐姐她们上学有关系,她们带回一些书籍,我自己性格刚好又比较内向、孤独。我觉得孤独的人很自然的喜欢阅读,喜欢写点东西,也比较惆怅,比较多思。我现在的性格相对比较好,但小时候不爱说话。

经观书评:后来接受了高等教育之后,比如在你一直研究的乡土文学、乡土文化领域,或是写作过程中,有没有喜欢的作家?对写作或人生观,或是思考方式有影响的一些书或作家?

梁鸿:我很早就开始阅读,非常混沌,我是一个泛读主义者,喜欢每个我能欣赏的作家和作品。
当年我十三、四岁的时候读托尔斯泰《战争与和平》——那时候肯定是囫囵吞枣,但也非常喜欢。读《安娜·卡列妮娜》是我上师范的时候,多激动啊。还有屠格列夫的《猎人笔记》。其实那时候已经读了相当多的经典,也有郁达夫、沈从文……
从我日后的创作和我的性格而言,可能我还是比较偏重于鲁迅那一支。但是我欣赏所有的作家,比如纳博科夫的《洛丽塔》、沈从文的《边城》、婉约派的诗人、辛弃疾,我都很喜欢,我喜欢所有文字里表达情感方式。我没有特别挑剔说我不喜欢周作人,我喜欢鲁迅,但是我自己的创作倾向可能更偏重于鲁迅的气质,或者偏重于那些相对具有批判性的方式。我欣赏那种语言的美,对一个小世界的创造,我都非常着迷。
nonfiction  chinese  writer  interview  reading  childhood  countryside  china 
5 weeks ago by aries1988
Kiese Laymon and Casey Gerald Confront American Success - The Atlantic
“It ain’t about making white folk feel what you feel,” she told him—advice that Gerald’s Granny seems to have lived by too. “It’s about not feeling what they want you to feel. Do you hear me? You better know from whence you came and forget about those folk.” Unlike the American Memoir, our stories must be honest. That is how we get free.
memory  books  nonfiction  writing  race  usa  academia  family  identity  presence 
6 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
More Than 100 Fantastic Articles From 2017 - The Atlantic
A list of nonfiction journalism from 2017 that will stand the test of time. Conor Friedersdorf (staff writer at The Atlantic), Aug 28, 2018
TheAtlantic  2018  ConorFriedersdorf  nonfiction  journalism  news 
7 weeks ago by amoore
How Philosopher Paul Virilio (1932-2018) Spoke to an Age of Acceleration and Total War | Frieze
Modernity is war on ever increasing scales: expanding from the tactical to the strategic to the logistic. World War II was won not by generals but by quartermasters, by the ones who kept the biggest flows of boots and bullets and bodies moving toward the front.

Modernity is also war on more and more kinds of terrain. Warfare not only took to the air but to the airwaves. The modern world is a condition of generalized information warfare. Not only is architecture vulnerable to bombs, it proves defenseless against information, passing through the doors and walls of our homes, rearranging the space and time we imagine we live within.
war  information  philosophy  speech  theory  writing  nonfiction  wwii  terrorism  terror 
8 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Fonografia Collective
[via: https://clockshop.org/project/south-of-fletcher-fonografia-collective/ ]

"Fonografia Collective believes in empathetic and culturally-sensitive documentary storytelling about everyday people around the world. We find and craft compelling stories about human rights, politics, the environment, and social issues (or any combination thereof) and share them with the general public using radio, oral histories, photography, the printed word, multimedia, public installations, gatherings and events.

Since 2005, we've been working together to advance our vision of a more inclusive and diverse approach to nonfiction storytelling, focusing on communities across the U.S. and Latin America that are often underrepresented or misunderstood by the mainstream media or the public. As consultants with a variety of institutions, nonprofits, and individuals, we strive to do the same. We also run Story Tellers, a social media platform connecting storytellers from around the world to gigs, funding, collaboration opportunities, and to one another.

We are producers and board members of Homelands Productions, a 25 year-old independent documentary journalism cooperative. Until Spring 2017, we collaborated with public radio station KCRW on a year-long multimedia storytelling series about aging called "Going Gray in LA." At present, we are developing a storytelling project about the Bowtie in conjunction with Clockshop, an arts organization in Los Angeles, and California State Parks.

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Bios

Ruxandra Guidi has been telling nonfiction stories for almost two decades. Her reporting for public radio, magazines, and various multimedia and multidisciplinary outlets has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region.

After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she assisted independent producers The Kitchen Sisters; then worked as a reporter, editor, and producer for NPR's Latino USA, the BBC daily news program, The World, the CPB-funded Fronteras Desk in San Diego-Tijuana, and KPCC Public Radio's Immigration and Emerging Communities beat in Los Angeles. She's also worked extensively throughout South America, having been a freelance foreign correspondent based in Bolivia (2007-2009) and in Ecuador (2014-2016). Currently, she is the president of the board of Homelands Productions, a journalism nonprofit cooperative founded in 1989. She is a contributing editor for the 48 year-old nonprofit magazine High Country News, and she also consults regularly as a writer, editor, translator and teacher for a variety of clients in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2018, she was awarded the Susan Tifft Fellowship for women in documentary and journalism by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Throughout her career, Guidi has collaborated extensively and across different media to produce in-depth magazine features, essays, and radio documentaries for the BBC World Service, BBC Mundo, The World, National Public Radio, Marketplace, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Orion Magazine, The Walrus Magazine, Guernica Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, National Geographic NewsWatch, The New York Times, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Atlantic, among others. She’s a native of Caracas, Venezuela.

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Bear Guerra is a photographer whose work explores the human impact of globalization, development, and social and environmental justice issues in communities typically underrepresented in the media.

In addition to editorial assignments, he is consistently working on long-term projects, and collaborates with media, non-profit, and arts organizations, as well as other insititutions. His photo essays and images have been published and exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad.

He was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism for the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Colorado - Boulder; a 2014 Mongabay Special Reporting Initiative Fellow; as well as a 2014 International Reporting Project Health and Development Reporting Fellow. In 2012, he was chosen as a Blue Earth Alliance project photographer for his ongoing project "La Carretera: Life Along Peru's Interoceanic Highway". Other recognitions have included being selected for publication in American Photography (2005, 2015, 2016) and Latin American Fotografía (2014, 2016, 2017); an honorable mention in the 2012 Photocrati Fund competition for the same project. Bear has also been a finalist for a National Magazine Award in Photojournalism (2010).

A native of San Antonio, TX, Bear is currently based in Los Angeles.

For more information, a CV, or to order exhibition quality prints please contact Bear directly.

Editorial clients/publications (partial list): The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Le Monde, The Atlantic, Orion Magazine, The Boston Globe Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, OnEarth, ProPublica, National Public Radio, BBC's The World, California Watch, High Country News, Quiet Pictures, Texas Monthly, Time.com, Earth Island Journal, O Magazine, Glamour, Ms. Magazine, NACLA Magazine, Yes! Magazine, SEED Magazine, The Sun, The Walrus, Guernica, and others.

Nonprofit/NGO clients & other collaborators: International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders, Lambi Fund of Haiti, Children's Environmental Health Institute, Community Water Center, Environmental Water Caucus, Collective Roots, Other Worlds Are Possible, Immigration Justice Project/American Bar Association, Fundacion Nueva Cultura del Agua (Spain), Chinatown Community for Equitable Development, St. Barnabas Senior Services, Jumpstart, Global Oneness Project, Quiet Pictures."
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10 weeks ago by robertogreco
21 Lessons for the 21st Century,
The world in 2050. In an excerpt from his new book, “21 Lessons for the 21st Century,” Yuval Noah Harai examines nothing less than the impact of artificial intelligence on our political and econom...
books  nonfiction  artificial_intelligence  from notes
11 weeks ago by jerryking

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