Tom Head, Ph.D.

Author • Blogger • Scriptwriter

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Conversations with Jimmy Carter

When Jimmy Carter (b. 1924) lost the presidency in 1980, it would have been reasonable to think his public life was coming to an end. The moderate, evangelical, blue-jeans-wearing peanut farmer made an unlikely governor of Georgia, and an even less likely winner of the vicious 1976 Democratic presidential primary. Coming into an era of American politics where evangelical and rural voters became increasingly identified with the Reagan revolution, and the Democratic Party’s identity became increasingly secular and urban, he did not fit neatly into the political categories of the emerging decade. But it was not politics that would define President Carter in the end: it would be his humble Christian faith and his enduring commitment to the poor, to peace, and to human rights.

In Conversations with Jimmy Carter, ten interviews, drawn from Carter’s five decades as a national public figure and author, capture the complexities and contradictions that have defined him—and that have helped to both reflect and shape the highest aspirations of the American experiment.
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Crouzon Syndrome: A User’s Manual

For more than 20 years, Tom Head has been one of the world’s leading Crouzon Syndrome self-advocates. As author of the original 1998 Crouzon Support Network FAQ and administrator of the world’s largest online Crouzon support community on Facebook, he has offered advice to generations of parents, teenagers, and young adults with the condition.

Now, in this unorthodox new guide, he offers his reflections on what life with Crouzon Syndrome means—and the often strange and humorous lessons it has taught him.
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Dünya Tarihi 101

The Turkish edition of World History 101.
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World History 101
SKU: 9781507204542

"Today's humans are descended from scarce survivors of a global humanoid extinction. There were at one time dozens of humanoid species, among them Neanderthals, Denisovans, and 'Hobbits,' but at some point within the past fifty thousand years, starvation, disease, and violence have exterminated most of the humanoid family, leaving us only with ourselves. But our ancestors include untold members of these species, as well as the anatomically modern humans who knew them, mated with them, and competed with them for resources.

"As anatomically modern humans learned how to harness the power of agriculture, they settled into cities, city-states, and, ultimately, nations. Within these social institutions they began to keep permanent written records, records that make up source material for a broader human story. We call that story history."
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Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide (Audiobook)

Does free speech have limits? Can torture be justified? Who is really in charge of your rights? Every day we are confronted with news of foreign governments who refuse to acknowledge liberties that we in the Western world take for granted. But civil liberties are nearly always under threat, no matter where you live.

Tom Head traverses the globe in order to provide a clear introduction to what civil liberties are and why they’re worth defending. From hate speech and modern slavery to wheelchair access, this handy guide offers a fascinating global history of civil liberties paired with inspiring advice on how to take an active role in their defense.

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It’s Your World, So Change It

There's been plenty of hype about the "netroots," and online activism on both the right and left. But most of it's been celebratory, not practical. This is a practical, start to finish guide to promoting any cause and participating in any social movement on the social Web. Long-time activist and online community expert Tom Head covers everything you need to know about e-activism, including: " Using the Web to find activism jobs and volunteer opportunities " Using Google Alerts, RSS feeds, and other tools to stay informed " Building cause-related web sites - even if you have practically no money or web experience " Engaging effectively on social networking sites " Promoting causes, events, or organizations without spamming " Getting more attention and links for a cause " Keeping allies informed via email, blogs, text messaging, and Twitter " Organizing local activists using global media, and using online activism to support on-the-ground work " Blogging to promote a cause: when it works, and when it's not worth it " Avoiding the common mistakes e-activists make
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Crime and Punishment in America

From the first incident of petty theft to modern media piracy, crime and punishment have been a part of every society. This title examines the development of crime and punishment in the United States - from the criminal justice practices of American Indians and the influence of colonists to the mistreatment of slaves.
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Civil Liberties: A Beginner’s Guide

In a country famous for having the most CCTVs in the world, how safe are your rights?

Six types of execution are practiced in the industrialized world, torture is openly sanctioned by America, and infringements of people’s civil liberties occur daily. Yet in 2005 only 61% of the British voting public chose to stand up for their rights.

Explaining what civil liberties are and why they’re worth defending, Tom Head shows how you can make a difference.
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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the Bible

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Bible introduces you to the bestselling and most influential book ever published.

The Bible is the core document of Western civilization, the pinnacle of world literature, and the backbone of three major world religions. To know the Bible is to know the world--and, many say, to know much more than the world. 

Yet those interested in learning more about this important work discover a surprising paradox: It is both widely discussed and widely ignored. The Bible is a formidable book, and many people love it from a comfortable distance but don't want to get too close. 

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Bible will help you close that distance and experience the Bible as it should be experienced, as a vibrant, living, and vital collection of texts that are just as inspiring and full of life today as they were thousands of years ago.

Get ready to feel like an expert right away. Inside The Absolute Beginner's Guide to the Bible, you'll learn how to:

• Find a translation or study Bible that's perfect for you.
• Interpret difficult Bible passages, taking into account their literary features and historical context.
• Appreciate the Bible's breadth. As a literary work, it includes poetry, philosophy, folk tales, history, theology, religious law, and even erotica.
• Understand the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as the deeply Jewish document that it is--and learn the approaches that rabbis have traditionally used to interpret scripture.
• Recognize the courageous missionary spirit behind the New Testament, a collection of documents, secret and illegal at the time, that would later shape the faith of billions.
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Bears’ Guide to the Best Education Degrees by Distance Learning

It's no mystery that one of the keys to improving our nation's schools is to staff them with better-qualified teachers. However, the traditional means for improving or gaining teaching skills-through an education degree or certificate program-can be time-consuming and costly, making it difficult for teachers and aspiring teachers to take their skills to the next level. Education authorities John and Mariah Bear have found the answer, and it's a surprisingly sensible and readily accessible one: distance learning. As the Bears' research reveals, over 100 top-notch programs offer fully accredited education degrees and teaching certificates that you can earn on your own time, from your own home, and within your budget. Whether you're looking to break into the profession with a certificate, boost your salary with a master's, or tackle educational theory with a doctorate, BEST EDUCATION DEGREES shows you how to choose and complete a great program without putting the rest of your life on hold. From the authors of the best-selling BEARS' GUIDE TO EARNING DEGREES BY DISTANCE LEARNING (over 400,000 copies sold). Covers all aspects of the field, including special education, administration, educational technology, and ESL teaching.
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Bears’ Guide to the Best Computer Degrees by Distance Learning

Although it's a challenging job market for the high-tech elite-software designers, database programmers, website builders, network administrators, and IT professionals-this new Bears'¬? Guide maps the most direct route to those top-dollar salaries, showing you how to earn a fully accredited undergraduate or graduate high-tech degree without setting foot on a college campus. Profiles over 100 distance-learning programs in such fields as telecom, computer sciences, MIS, IT, and more. Tips on the latest learning technologies and hot career directions.

(Although I was not credited on the cover, I was given full co-author credit on the title page.)
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Get Your IT Degree and Get Ahead

This guide covers: easy-to-use format highlights all the information students need to know, about the top 200 schools in the US--what does each school offer, how much will a degree cost, can it be done online, what the the prerequisites. Special section on how to earn a degree online. Friendly, easy-to use text written by real people who are experts in adult education. Insider hints for networking with professors, employers, and other students to find out which program will really meet your needs.
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