Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom by Lewis Buzbee PDF

By Lewis Buzbee

An enthralling meditation on schooling from the writer of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee seems to be again over a life of reports in faculties and study rooms, from kindergarten to varsity and past. He bargains attention-grabbing histories of the most important principles informing academic perform over the centuries, that have formed every thing from type measurement to the structure of desks and chairs. Buzbee deftly weaves his personal biography into this review, forthcoming his topic as a pupil, a father, and a instructor. In so doing, he bargains a relocating own testomony to how he, “an ordinary student” at risk of flunking out of highschool, grew to become the 1st in his kin to graduate from university. He credit his luck to the well-funded California public university method and bemoans the bad fee that country is paying due to investment being minimize from today’s budgets. For Buzbee, the blackboard is a worthy window into the broader global, which we forget about at our peril.

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Dypvik et al. 1 Cretaceous Palaeogeographic Setting A 142 million year plate reconstruction shows that the Barents Sea region was centered on the 55◦ N parallel (Fig. 3). 4◦ N, at a time when Greenland also bordered and defined the western margin of the Barents Sea. Thus, and with relevance to tsunami modelling of the impact (compare Chap. 10), the distance to Greenland (ca. 300 km) was approximately the same as to Northern Norway (Finnmark), where waves as high as 100 m have been estimated (Glimsdal et al.

The reflector does not appear to be disturbed by the Mjølnir impact in the target area (see Chaps. 3 and 4). 2 Geological Framework 25 Fig. 2 Tectonic map of the North Atlantic and the Barents Sea. The Mjølnir impact crater is located on the Bjarmeland Platform in the Barents Sea. The map outlines the Jan Mayen Fracture Zone in dark red (EJMFZ, WJMFZ) and the North Atlantic continental margin (HFZ, BFZ, MMH). Modified from Faleide et al. (2008) This Palaeozoic-Mesozoic boundary reflects the marked change from the silica cemented cherts to overlying clastic Triassic shales.

16) displays regressive developments into the Early Cretaceous of the Canadian and central Arctic basin, while the deepening of the North Atlantic takes place in combination with a tectonic uplift of the northern paleo-Barents Sea. The Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous setting with widespread fine-grained sedimentation lasted for 15–20 million years. The succeeding Middle and Upper Cretaceous formations generally is characterized with several additional stratigraphic breaks and non-continous sequences, and more coarse grained sedimentation filling up the subsiding basins.

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