The Boy's Book of Adventure

The Little Guidebook for Smart and Resourceful Boys

Author: Michele Lecreux,Celia Gallais,Clémence Roux de Luze

Publisher: Barrons Juveniles

ISBN: 9780764166112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 121

View: 3059

An outdoor activity guide for boys outlines nature-themed craft projects while explaining how to develop proficient skills in areas ranging from reading topographic maps and identifying birds to using a compass and providing first-aid for injuries.

The Boys' Book

How to be the Best at Everything

Author: Dominique Enright,Guy Macdonald

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545016282

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

View: 9348

A guide for boys reveals how they can become the best at such accomplishments as writing in secret code, reading a compass, getting an egg in a bottle, making stink bombs, and hypnotizing a chicken.

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Author: Conn Iggulden,Hal Iggulden

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062874977

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 3520

The bestselling book—more than 1.5 million copies sold—for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what the big deal with girls is—is soon to be an Amazon Prime Original Series created by Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Greg Mottola (Superbad). The classic bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses*, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age-old question of what the big deal with girls is. In this digital age, there is still a place for knots, skimming stones and stories of incredible courage. This book recaptures Sunday afternoons, stimulates curiosity, and makes for great father-son activities. The brothers Conn and Hal have put together a wonderful collection of all things that make being young or young at heart fun—building go-carts and electromagnets, identifying insects and spiders, and flying the world's best paper airplanes. Skills covered include: The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World The Five Knots Every Boy Should Know Stickball Slingshots Fossils Building a Treehouse* Making a Bow and Arrow Fishing (revised with US Fish) Timers and Tripwires Baseball's "Most Valuable Players" Famous Battles-Including Lexington and Concord, The Alamo, and Gettysburg Spies-Codes and Ciphers Making a Go-Cart Navajo Code Talkers' Dictionary Girls Cloud Formations The States of the U.S. Mountains of the U.S. Navigation The Declaration of Independence Skimming Stones Making a Periscope The Ten Commandments Common US Trees Timeline of American History

Boys, Beauty and Betrayal

Author: Jc Conrad-Ellis

Publisher: Nightengale Press

ISBN: 1933449608

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 5011

Tanisha wants what most teenage girls want: an A on her math test, a boyfriend, new jeans and a mother who doesn t pop pills. In Boys, Beauty & Betrayal, you ll meet fourteen year old Tanisha Carlson and her friends at Battle Creek Junior High School: Maria, Lori, Rashanda, Grace and Justine. Witty, smart and moderately popular, the fabric of Tanisha s world is woven together by a complex thread of secrets and lies. Her teen drama intensifies when she faces rejection from the boy she likes and a cat fight with her best friend. Hiding behind her Mona Lisa crooked smile is another secret that Tanisha fears will destroy her middle school standing. Yet, like most adolescent girls, Tanisha is determined to fake her way to fabulousness without snapping like a twig in her worn designer jeans. In this novel, Tanisha learns the true meaning of friendship, realizes that the world is not black and white, and begins to find herself in the process. Readers will enjoy part one in this coming of age series with all of its surprising twists and turns."

Don't Tell

The Sexual Abuse of Boys

Author: Michel Dorais

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773569634

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1788

Don't Tell examines the effects of sexual abuse on the emotional and sexual life of men, including their sense of self and their personal relationships. Using first-hand accounts, Dorais shows that certain reactions are specific to male victims as they attempt to preserve their physical integrity and conceptions of masculinity. He provides innovative strategies for both prevention and treatment that will be of use to those who have suffered abuse as well as to their families and all those who are trying to help them - spouses, friends, social workers, and therapists.

The Men and the Boys

Author: R. W. Connell,Raewyn Connell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520228696

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 7254

"This book breaks new ground and expands the discourse on masculinities. Connell is an energetic scholar whose eclectic internationalist, sociological, historical, and even psychoanalytic perspectives are important to hear. Probably no other scholar writing on masculinity has such a broad grasp."--Tim Beneke, author of Proving Manhood "Connell has provided a much needed nudge to current scholarship on masculinities by showing the way toward larger global theorization. The Men and the Boys is an outstanding work that will be very well received."--Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California "Bob Connell is arguably the most influential male social scientist writing about masculinities today. And this colection of essays shows him in top form. Connell is a most adept theorist who can synthesize micro and macro, structural and personal, individual bodies and the body social, and, even more ambitiously, the global and--literally!--the microbial. This is a truly important book."-- Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America and The Gendered Society "Bob Connell is the most fertile, astute and influential analyst of the myriad and messy meanings of masculinities on the planet. The Men and the Boys boldly extends the scope, depth and power of the foundational work he laid in Masculinities to address the most urgent and difficult questions about global gender and injustice of our time. Dare I label it a heroic work?"--Judith Stacey, author of Brave New Families

Where the Boys are

Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth

Author: Murray Pomerance,Frances K. Gateward

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814331156

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 421

View: 9140

A provocative, contemporary anthology examining the construction of boys' identity in modern cinema.

Pink and Blue

Telling the Boys from the Girls in America

Author: Jo Barraclough Paoletti

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025300117X

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

View: 7500

Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising shifts in attitudes toward color as a mark of gender in American children's clothing. She chronicles the decline of the white dress for both boys and girls, the introduction of rompers in the early 20th century, the gendering of pink and blue, the resurgence of unisex fashions, and the origins of today's highly gender-specific baby and toddler clothing.

Boys Should Be Boys

7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons

Author: Meg Meeker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596980656

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 273

View: 1472

In Boys Should Be Boys , one of our most trusted authorities helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys–rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys. In a collective call to let our boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker explores the secrets to boyhood.

Where the Boys are

Cuba, Cold War America and the Making of a New Left

Author: Van Gosse

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860916901

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 5928

The ignominious failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 marked the culmination of a curious episode at the height of the Cold War. At the end of the fifties, restless and rebellious youth, avant-garde North American intellectuals, old leftists, and even older liberals found inspiration in the images and achievements of Fidel Castro's revolutionary guerrillas. Fidelismo swept across the US, as young North Americans sought to join the 26th of July Movement in the Sierra Maestra. Drawing equally on cultural and political materials, from James Dean and Desi Arnaz to C. Wright Mills and Studies on the Left, Gosse explains how the peculiar conjuncture of 1950s America produced the first great Third World solidarity movement, the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, which became a locus for the New Left emerging from the ashes of Kennedy's New Frontier. Where the Boys Are captures the strange essence of that much-abused decade, the 1950s, at once demonstrating the perfidy of Cold War American liberal opinion towards Cuba and its revolution while explaining why Fidel and his compa�eros made such appealing idols for the young, the restless, and the politically adventurous.

The Boys' War

Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk about the Civil War

Author: Jim Murphy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395664124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 5453

Includes diary entries, personal letters, and archival photographs to describe the experiences of boys, sixteen years old or younger, who fought in the Civil War.

The Penguin Book of Hindu Names for Boys

Author: Maneka Gandhi

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143031680

Category: Gods, Hindu

Page: 429

View: 6818

Choosing A Name For Your Child Has Never Been Easier The Penguin Book Of Hindu Names Has Sold Over 50,000 Copies Since It Was Published Almost A Decade Ago. The Product Of Several Years Of Research, It Is An Exhaustive And User-Friendly Compilation, With Information On Sources And Usage. For The First Time, This Classic Work Is Available In A Two-Volume Set, Divided Into Names For Boys And Those For Girls, Making It More Accessible. Including Modern Names And Those Which Are Popular, The Penguin Book Of Hindu Names For Boys Serves As A Practical Guide For Choosing The Perfect Name For Your Son. It Is Also A Precise And Invaluable Sourcebook For Scholars And Lay Readers Alike Who Would Like To Know What Familiar (And Not So Familiar) Hindu Names Actually Mean.

Getting it Right for Boys ... and Girls

Author: Wendy Bradford,Colin Noble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134618131

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 2446

Boys' underachievement is grabbing headlines in the education debate, and it has never been more important to solve the problem. This book offers clear and practical strategies to headteachers, classroom teachers and other professionals for ways to address the issue. The book looks at: *reasons for boys' underachievement *ways of adapting teaching styles to maximise learning gains for boys ... and girls *guidance on how to plan successful pyramid, whole-school and classroom approaches *practical strategies for subject leaders and teachers *examples of successful case studies After introductory chapters examining whole-school issues and strategies there are further subject-specific chapters that advise on particular teaching approaches.

Boys in White

Student Culture in Medical School

Author: Howard Saul Becker

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412818865

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 2886

The transition from young layman aspiring to be a physician to the young physician skilled in technique and confident in his dealings with patients is slow and halting. To study medicine is generally rated one of the major educational ordeals of American youth. The difficulty of this process and how medical students feel about their training, their doctor-teachers, and the profession they are entering is the target of this study. Now regarded as a classic, Boys in White is of vital interest to medical educators and sociologists. By daily interviews and observations in classes, wards, laboratories, and operating theaters, the team of sociologists who carried out this firsthand research have not only captured the worries, cynicism, and basic idealism of medical students—they have also documented many other realities of medical education in relation to society. With some sixty tables and illustrations, the book is a major experiment in analyzing and presenting qualitative data.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for Teachers and Parents

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470940594

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 4125

A thoroughly revised edition of the classic resource for understanding gender differences in the classroom In this profoundly significant book, author Michael Gurian has revised and updated his groundbreaking book that clearly demonstrated how the distinction in hard-wiring and socialized gender differences affects how boys and girls learn. Gurian presents a proven method to educate our children based on brain science, neurological development, and chemical and hormonal disparities. The innovations presented in this book were applied in the classroom and proven successful, with dramatic improvements in test scores, during a two-year study that Gurian and his colleagues conducted in six Missouri school districts. Explores the inherent differences between the developmental neuroscience of boys and girls Reveals how the brain learns Explains when same sex classrooms are appropriate, and when they’re not This edition includes new information on a wealth of topics including how to design the ultimate classroom for kids in elementary, secondary, middle, and high school.

Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture

Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child

Author: Annette Wannamaker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415974690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

View: 6592

Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply dismissed as garbage that boys should be discouraged from enjoying. However, examining and making visible the ways masculinity functions in these texts is vital to understanding the broad array of works that make up children’s culture and form dominant versions of masculinity. Such popular texts as Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and Japanese manga and anime often perform rituals of subject formation in overtly grotesque ways that repulse adult readers and attract boys. They often use depictions of the abject – threats to bodily borders – to blur the distinctions between what is outside the body and what is inside, between what is "I" and what is "not I." Because of their reliance on depictions of the abject, those popular texts that most vigorously perform exaggerated versions of masculinity also create opportunities to make dominant masculinity visible as a social construct.

Boy's Guide to Girls

Author: Gary J. Campbell,Frank C. Hawkins

Publisher: Boy's and Girl's Guide Books

ISBN: 0979321956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 117

View: 8857

Written in a lively, upbeat tone that talks to young men ages 10 and up in their own language, this book guides them through the maze of emotions, peer pressure, and misconceptions that surround girls and dating. Filled with solid advice and information that enables young men to make good decisions and handle themselves around girls now and in the future, the text is interspersed with quick personalized quizzes to build understanding and self-confidence. Individual chapter topics include crushes, getting to know a girl, what to do when you go out, how to break up, getting dumped, dances, and parties.

Playing With the Boys

Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports

Author: Eileen McDonagh,Laura Pappano

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195167562

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

View: 9468

Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393244660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 8163

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.