Biography & Autobiography

Survival Math

Author: Mitchell Jackson

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 538

An electrifying, dazzlingly written reckoning and an essential addition to the national conversation about race and class, Survival Math takes its name from the calculations award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson made to survive the Portland, Oregon of his youth. This dynamic book explores gangs and guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of “hustle,” and the destructive power of addiction—all framed within the story of Jackson, his family, and his community. Lauded for its breathtaking pace, its tender portrayals, its stark candor, and its luminous style, Survival Math reveals on every page the searching intellect and originality of its author. The primary narrative, focused on understanding the antecedents of Jackson’s family’s experience, is complemented by poems composed from historical American documents as well as survivor files, which feature photographs and riveting short narratives of several of Jackson’s male relatives. The sum of Survival Math’s parts is a highly original whole, one that reflects on the exigencies—over generations—that have shaped the lives of so many disenfranchised Americans. As essential as it is beautiful, as real as it is artful, Mitchell S. Jackson’s nonfiction debut is a singular achievement, not to be missed.
Biography & Autobiography

Survival Math

Author: Mitchell Jackson

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 606

“A vibrant memoir of race, violence, family, and manhood…a virtuosic wail of a book” (The Boston Globe), Survival Math calculates how award-winning author Mitchell S. Jackson survived the Portland, Oregon, of his youth. This “spellbinding” (NPR) book explores gangs and guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of “hustle,” and the destructive power of addiction—all framed within the story of Mitchell Jackson, his family, and his community. Lauded for its breathtaking pace, its tender portrayals, its stark candor, and its luminous style, Survival Math reveals on every page the searching intellect and originality of its author. The primary narrative, focused on understanding the antecedents of Jackson’s family’s experience, is complemented by survivor files, which feature photographs and riveting short narratives of several of Jackson’s male relatives. “A vulnerable, sobering look at Jackson’s life and beyond, in all its tragedies, burdens, and faults” (San Francisco Chronicle), the sum of Survival Math’s parts is a highly original whole, one that reflects on the exigencies—over generations—that have shaped the lives of so many disenfranchised Americans. “Both poetic and brutally honest” (Salon), Mitchell S. Jackson’s nonfiction debut is as essential as it is beautiful, as real as it is artful, a singular achievement, not to be missed.
Education

Survival Math Skills

Author: Fred Pyrczak

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 104

View: 176

From budgeting for a household and estimating vacation costs to figuring out job benefits and taxes, Survival Math Skills teaches students the functional math they need to survive in modern society. The 46 short lessons include real-world scenarios, directions, quizzes, teacher notes, and answer keys. Sample topics include: Cost of Buying Used Autos Checking Account Statement Pay Raises and the Cost of Living State and Local Taxes Magazine Subscriptions Survival Math Skills includes many reproductions of forms and charts frequently seen and frequently used in everyday life.
Business & Economics

Survival Math for Marketers

Author: Peter C. Weiglin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 853

The key goal of Survival Math for Marketersis a solution to a common problem in business - namely, the lack of mathematics know-how among many business students and practitioners. There is an untapped `latent demand′ in the marketing world from many people whose careers have been - or will be - thwarted because the math `haves′ dominate the `have nots′. This book as an easy, fun, and inexpensive solution to this age-old problem. Survival Math for Marketersis designed to be a useful book for introductory marketing courses. It is clearly written, filled with good examples, illustrations and makes entertaining reading.
Science

Survival Guide for General Chemistry with Math Review

Author: Charles H. Atwood

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 630

Available for packaging with any CENGAGE textbook or available separately for a minimal cost at CENGAGEbrain.com, this survival guide focuses on helping you practice for exams by showing you how to solve difficult problems by dissecting them into manageable chunks. The guide includes three levels of proficiency questions - A, B, and minimal - to quickly build your confidence as you master the knowledge needed to succeed in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Mathematics

Survival

Author: Fred Pyrczak

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 98

View: 492

Philosophy, Mongolian

The Eternal Dialogue

Author: Boshiggt G. Ashgood

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy, Mongolian

Page: 330

View: 231