Baseball as Metaphysics

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Price
$10.95
Publisher
Tough Poets Press
Publish Date
Pages
112
Dimensions
5.83 X 0.23 X 8.27 inches | 0.31 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780692967515
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About the Author

Dr. Marvin Cohen is a Senior Faculty member (Niemeyer Chair, 2005) at Bank Street College of Education and a member of the Mathematics Leadership Program (MLP) faculty. He teaches both mathematics pedagogy and content classes and advises in the MLP. Dr Cohen, with his colleagues, helped to develop the ten video case studies that are the foundation of this Math for All curriculum, aimed at increasing access to meaningful mathematics for all children K-5. Dr Cohen was "Scholar in Residence" at the Ben Franklin International School in Barcelona Spain in the spring of 2010. Dr. Cohen has also been Director of Instructional Technology at Bank Street and has been director of a variety of technology-based projects that focus on building a technology-using environment at Bank Street. He has coordinated collaborations with Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia. He was a co-designer of the Mathematics Learning Forums (Annenberg, 1994), a distance education project and was a co-founder of Bank Streetβ€²s Center for Minority Achievement (a middle school reform project) and the Mathematics Leadership Program.
Jim Bouton was a major league pitcher for the New York Yankees, Seattle Pilots, Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. His book, Ball Four, was entered into evidence at the decisive arbitration hearing that led to free-agency in baseball, and the New York Public Library included it as one of its Books of the Century.

Reviews

"Probably the most sympathetic book ever written about the game."
-- New York Post

"Cohen's essays on the sport never become trapped in sentimentality or overblown analysis -- as pleasing as a perfect game with two out in the ninth."
-- Penthouse

"Cohen approaches baseball as the artist does a great work of art -- it contains, for him, the metaphysical, the holy, the myth, that which lives beyond us, love. Seeing baseball as the supreme art, we are drawn into the book, and close to whatever art we are involved in, close to life."
-- Margins

"Unlike any book on baseball that you have ever read."
-- Arizona Republic