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The Banquet (Il Convito) by Dante Alighieri (Good Press) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

"The Banquet (Il Convito)" by Dante Alighieri (translated by Elizabeth Price Sayer). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 226 Pages (1,862 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 30th, 2020

Life Bridges by P.S. Winn 4.8 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 50 minutes ago

All of us touch another person's life. Hopefully when we do, that touch will help to build a bridge of understanding.This short story collection contains the stories of three people and how they built life bridges that changed life for the better.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 87 Pages (575 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 30th, 2020

QANON: The Awakening Begins. The Most Complete Report on the Great Conspiracy Against the United States. Discover Secrets and Lies About the Deep ... by John Barnes 3.5 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

If you don't know QAnon or if you have a vague knowledge of this QAnon movement and if you truly value the truth, you will want to find out about the QAnon movement and the fight that is being pursued for your sake to guard you and your youngsters from misuse and oppression. The fight between Good and Evil is not symbolic anymore. Evil is being tested and brought upon the equity in government courts and military councils as of today. Criminally degenerate government pioneers, the famous individuals, religious leaders, media figures, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 188 Pages (7,399 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 30th, 2020

The Complex Vision by John Cowper Powys (Good Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 321 Pages (1,890 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020

The 2003 CIA World Factbook by United States. Central Intelligence Agency (Good Press) Price verified 3 hours ago

"The 2003 CIA World Factbook" by United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 7,361 Pages (4,897 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020

The 2006 CIA World Factbook by United States. Central Intelligence Agency (Good Press) Price verified 3 hours ago

"The 2006 CIA World Factbook" by United States. Central Intelligence Agency. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 7,958 Pages (5,351 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020

Walden by Henry David Thoreau (The griffin classics) 4.4 Stars (2,501 Reviews)    Price verified 10 minutes ago

Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 280 Pages (1,252 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020

Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights (Routledge Advances in Sociology) by Rosemarie Buikema (Routledge) 3.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

In Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights the combined analytical efforts of the fields of human rights law, conflict studies, anthropology, history, media studies, gender studies, and critical race and postcolonial studies raise a comprehensive understanding of the discursive and visual mediation of migration and manifestations of belonging and citizenship. More insight into the convergence - but also the tensions - between the cultural and the legal foundations of citizenship, has proven to be vital to the understanding of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 268 Pages (5,680 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020

COVID 2020: World in a Petri DIsh by Alex Posoukh 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Our world stumbled into the new year with a conspicuous heading of "2020" exhibiting the same mindless purposefulness as any other year. The WHO announced the pandemic and the world froze. This was to be the first pandemic played live on social media. The messages of panic and doom amplified ten-, hundred-, thousand- and million-fold. Unprepared, the governments lurched into the unknown. Collateral damage was just an afterthought in the all-consuming struggle against one disease, which, while deadly for some, constituted at most 2% ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 192 Pages (623 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 29th, 2020

American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History by John Fiske (Good Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History" by John Fiske. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 80 Pages (1,609 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 28th, 2020

HUMAN EXISTENCE AND THE UNIVERSE by KONG DERICK NJIKEH 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This book is an in-depth continuation of the author's first book entitled "Human Existence". It talks about the synergistic nature of theology, science and philosophy, the purpose of human existence in this universe and some processes occurring in the universe. Specifically, it brings out ideas on the origin of human and his composition, the evolution of human and the interaction of human with the environment. Also, it brings out ideas about who a genius is and the origin of his ability, the interaction between a genius and the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 89 Pages (2,820 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 28th, 2020

Machine Ego: Tragedy of the modern mind by Harsha Perera 5.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Why are we humans the way we are? Frequently dissatisfied and discontented. Frequently suffering inside. Desperately trying to control the world in the pursuit of 'more'. More progress, more success, more whatever! Constantly feeling like we need to prove ourselves. Never quite feeling like we are good enough. Harsha's experiences in the world of Finance showed him the dangers of such striving. How success in the conventional sense so often becomes a status trap. How we can so easily be drawn to live in a way that is deeply ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 195 Pages (5,011 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 28th, 2020

Philosophical Letters: or, modest Reflections upon some Opinions in Natural Philosophy by Duchess of Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish (Good Press) Price verified 4 hours ago

"Philosophical Letters: or, modest Reflections upon some Opinions in Natural Philosophy" by Duchess of Margaret Cavendish Newcastle. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 432 Pages (1,969 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 27th, 2020

Guerrilla Warfare by Ernesto Che Guevara (Scribl) 4.6 Stars (320 Reviews)    Price verified 50 minutes ago

Guerrilla Warfare by the revolutionary Che Guevara has become the guidebook for thousands of guerrilla fighters in various countries around the world. Guevara intended it to be a manual on guerrilla warfare, as inspiration for revolutionary movement.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 89 Pages (351 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 27th, 2020

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (131 Reviews)    Price verified 50 minutes ago

A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to whom this work was dedicated. Nietzsche outlined a distinction between its two central forces: the Apolline, representing beauty and order, and the Dionysiac, a primal or ecstatic reaction to the sublime. He believed the combination of these states produced the highest forms of music and tragic drama, which not only reveal the truth about ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 96 Pages (776 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

A New Witness for God (Vol. 1-3): Study on Mormon Church and the Book of Mormon (Complete Edition) by B. H. Roberts (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

A New Witness for God is a three volume treatise by B. H. Roberts, one of the leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who wrote this work as a recapitulation of 75 years of the existence of "Mormonism" and "Mormon Church." The author's purpose was to prove that the world was in need of a new God's witness, and that Joseph Smith, a great modern prophet, was that witness. Dividing the work in thesis he firstly proves that the world was in necessity of a New Witness; then moves on to the state of the Christian church ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,222 Pages (3,154 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

The Book of Self Mastery Quotes: Timeless Words of Wisdom About Knowing, Changing, and Mastering Yourself by Designing the Mind 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

With so much chaos in our outer world, it can be all too easy for us to neglect our inner world. But it is this inner world which holds the keys to our peace and flourishing. The great philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers have all argued that happiness is found, not in building the perfect life, but in fortifying and mastering the vehicle through which we traverse it. The Book of Self Mastery Quotes is a thoughtfully curated collection of passages from the wisest thinkers in history on the discipline of mastering ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 157 Pages (1,006 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

Visualization Demystified: The Untold Secrets to Re-Program Your Subconscious Mind and Manifest Your Dream Reality in 5 Simple Steps (Law of ... by Elena G. Rivers 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

A Powerful, 5-Day Program to Help You Manifest Your Dream Reality with Joy and Ease! This life-changing book is designed especially for ambitious souls, leaders, professionals, creatives, heart-centred entrepreneurs, empaths and healers who are ready to step into their full potential and attract unlimited abundance in all areas of their lives. Important- this book isn't for people looking for easy lottery wins and quick fixes without adding any real value to the world. So, if you think you can just sit on your couch and visualize ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 83 Pages (1,863 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 26th, 2020

Researching Elites and Power: Theory, Methods, Analyses (Methodos Series Book 16) by Francois Denord (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book describes how elite studies theoretically and methodologically construct their object, i.e. how particular conceptualizations of elites are turned into research practice using different methods for collecting, dealing with and analyzing empirical data. The first of four sections focuses on what Mills named the power elite and includes Bourdieu's field of power. The second section addresses studies of the domain of economic power, whereas the third section centers on research on elite education. The fourth and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 403 Pages (6,079 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 25th, 2020

Teacher Quality, Instructional Quality and Student Outcomes: Relationships Across Countries, Cohorts and Time (IEA Research for Education Book 2) by Trude Nilsen (Springer) 3.3 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

This volume offers insights from modeling relations between teacher quality, instructional quality and student outcomes in mathematics across countries. The relations explored take the educational context, such as school climate, into account. The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is the only international large-scale study possessing a design framework that enables investigation of relations between teachers, their teaching, and student outcomes ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 174 Pages (762 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 25th, 2020

Kristeva and the Political (Thinking the Political) by Cecilia Sjoholm (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential French thinkers of the twentieth century and is best known for her work in linguistics. Even though her work has been very influential, the political implications of her writings have so far been neglected. Kristeva and the Political is the first book to explore the relation of Kristeva's work to the political and casts new light on her work, connecting her to recent developments in literary theory, political theory, and cultural studies. In particular it shows how Kristeva's account of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 146 Pages (1,040 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 25th, 2020

The Legends of the Jews (Vol. 1-4): Bible times and Characters from the Creation to Esther by Louis Ginzberg (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The Legends of the Jews is a chronological compilation of aggadah from hundreds of biblical legends in Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash. The compilation is synthesized by Louis Ginzberg, a Rabbi and a Talmudist. The narrative is divided into four main volumes, Volume I covering the period from the Creation to Jacob; Volume II covering the period from Joseph to the Exodus; Volume III covering the period from the Exodus to the death of Moses; and Volume IV covering the period from Joshua to Esther.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 1,244 Pages (3,184 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Carefully Selected from the Revelations of God by Joseph Smith (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a part of the open scriptural canon of several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. The book contains revelations on numerous topics, most of which were dictated by the movement's founder Joseph Smith. The Doctrine and Covenants was first published as a later version of the Book of Commandments. This earlier book contained 65 early revelations to church leaders, including Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, and before it was released it was ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 434 Pages (2,773 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam by Judith Ehlert (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country's rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts the eating body centre stage by following how gendered body norms, food taboos, power structures and social differentiation shape people's ambivalent ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 363 Pages (3,563 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

ANCIENT MYTHOLOGY Boxed Set (Illustrated Edition): Egyptian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman Mythology: Myths & Legends of the Antiquity: by E. M. Berens (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The Ancient Near East is considered the cradle of civilization. Mesopotamia is a historical region of Western Asia situated within the Tigris-Euphrates river system. Babylonia was an Amorite state in lower Mesopotamia where an empire was created out of the territories of the former kingdoms of Sumer and Akkad. Assyria was a region on the Upper Tigris whose kings controlled a large kingdom at three different times in history, covering most of the Middle East. Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient North Africa, concentrated along ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 859 Pages (21,502 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

The Lectures on Faith: Teachings on the Doctrine and Theology of Mormons by Joseph Smith (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The Lectures on Faith is a set of seven lectures on the doctrine and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, first published as the doctrine portion of the 1835 edition of the canonical Doctrine and Covenants. The lectures were originally presented by Joseph Smith to a group of elders in a course known as the "School of the Prophets." Lecture 1: Faith gives rise to all human endeavors in both worldly and spiritual matters, and is a source of power, both in man and in God. Lecture 2: The human family's knowledge ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 68 Pages (1,725 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

Locating Zika: Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics (Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology) by Kevin Bardosh (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The emergence of Zika virus in 2015 challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health. This book explores this complex viral epidemic and situates it within its broader social, epidemiological and historical context in Latin America and the Caribbean. The chapters include a diverse set of case studies from scholars and health practitioners working ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 237 Pages (5,188 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 22nd, 2020

The Hypocritical Hegemon: How the United States Shapes Global Rules against Tax Evasion and Avoidance (Cornell Studies in Money) by Lukas Hakelberg (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

In The Hypocritical Hegemon, Lukas Hakelberg takes a close look at how US domestic politics affects and determines the course of global tax policy. Through an examination of recent international efforts to crack down on offshore tax havens and the role the United States has played, Hakelberg uncovers how a seemingly innocuous technical addition to US law has had enormous impact around the world, particularly for individuals and corporations aiming to avoid and evade taxation. Through bullying and using its overwhelming political ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 203 Pages (2,036 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 21st, 2020

Small Firms and Innovation Policy in Japan (Routledge Contemporary Japan Series) by Cornelia Storz (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This new book discusses the extent to which the Japanese economy encourages entrepreneurship and innovation. Although Japan has a strong reputation as an innovator, some people argue that this reputation is misplaced. Contrary to earlier expectations, the USA rather than Japan emerged as the leader in the biotech industries in the 1990s, and also many small firms in Japan supply only a few - or just one - other company, thereby limiting their view of the marketplace and the commercial opportunities within it. Despite the increase ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 177 Pages (3,601 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 20th, 2020

COVID-19 and Global Food Security by Johan Swinnen 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked not only a health crisis but also an economic crisis, which together pose a serious threat to food security, particularly in poorer countries. COVID-19 & Global Food Security brings together a groundbreaking series of IFPRI blog posts looking at the impacts of COVID-19 and the policy responses. IFPRI researchers and guest bloggers provide key insights and analysis on how the global pandemic is affecting global poverty and food security and nutrition, food trade and supply chains, gender, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 146 Pages (25,046 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 19th, 2020

A vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on political and moral subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (283 Reviews)    Price verified 50 minutes ago

Table of contents A Brief Sketch Of The Life Of Mary Wollstonecraft Letter To M. Talleyrand Perigord, Late Bishop Of Autun Introduction Chapter 1. The Rights And Involved Duties Of Mankind Considered Chapter 2. The Prevailing Opinion Of A Sexual Character Discussed Chapter 3. The Same Subject Continued Chapter 4. Observations On The State Of Degradation To Which Woman Is Reduced By Various Causes Chapter 5. Animadversions On Some Of The Writers Who Have Rendered Women Objects Of Pity, Bordering On Contempt Chapter 6. The Effect Which ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 138 Pages (1,079 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

The Ethics of Cybersecurity (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology Book 21) by Markus Christen (Springer) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This open access book provides the first comprehensive collection of papers that provide an integrative view on cybersecurity. It discusses theories, problems and solutions on the relevant ethical issues involved. This work is sorely needed in a world where cybersecurity has become indispensable to protect trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure whilst respecting fundamental values like equality, fairness, freedom, or privacy. The book has a strong practical focus as it includes case studies outlining ethical issues in ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 572 Pages (3,631 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 16th, 2020

Thinking About Criminology by Simon Holdaway (Routledge) 3.2 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 222 Pages (719 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 16th, 2020

Meet the Candidates 2020: Joe Biden: A Voter's Guide by Scott Dworkin (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Is Joe Biden the right Democrat to face Trump in 2020? Decide by reading this guide to his policies, accomplishments as vice president to Barack Obama, and complicated past as a Congressman. Even before he decided to run, Joe Biden was the most popular Democratic candidate for president in 2020. On the heels of serving as vice president, and close friend, to Barack Obama, Biden's resume and likability position the former Congressman from Delaware as the favorite for the nomination. He holds s strong lead in the polls. But Joe ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 124 Pages (991 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Differential Undercounts in the U.S. Census: Who is Missed? (SpringerBriefs in Population Studies) by William P. O’Hare (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book describes the differences in US census coverage, also referred to as "differential undercount", by showing which groups have the highest net undercounts and which groups have the greatest undercount differentials, and discusses why such undercounts occur. In addition to focusing on measuring census coverage for several demographic characteristics, including age, gender, race, Hispanic origin status, and tenure, it also considers several of the main hard-to-count populations, such as immigrants, the homeless, the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 254 Pages (2,598 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Environmental Arsenic in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 7th International Congress and Exhibition on Arsenic in the Environment (AS 2018), July ... by Yongguan Zhu (CRC Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" offers an international, multi- and interdisciplinary discussion platform for research and innovation aimed towards a holistic solution to the problem posed by the environmental toxin arsenic, with significant societal impact. The Congress has focused on cutting edge and breakthrough research in physical, chemical, toxicological, medical, agricultural and other specific issues on arsenic across a broader environmental realm. The Biennial Congress "Arsenic in the Environment" was first ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 714 Pages (98,268 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Downfall: The Demise of a President and His Party by Andrew Hacker (Skyhorse) 3.2 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Take a tour through the elections since 2016 and the Republican Party's? strongest stances to understand the impending defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election. Downfall does not offer a prediction or wishful thinking -- it affirms a certainty. Veteran political scientist Andrew Hacker's vast array of evidence points to the conclusion that Donald Trump will not be reelected, regardless of which Democratic candidate opposes him. Based on a close analysis of midterm and special elections, Hacker has found that Trump's ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 222 Pages (1,650 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters: Build and Outfit Your Life-Saving Escape by Scott B. Williams (Ulysses Press) 3.2 Stars (64 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA. How will you evacuate your family to safety? Do you have a vehicle you can count on? Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do you have a shelter prepared in advance? What's your plan for reaching the shelter? Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee: VEHICLES • Prepping fast-escape vehicles • Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations • Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails • ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 266 Pages (1,706 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 15th, 2020

Pandemic Ethics: 8 Big Questions of COVID-19 by Ben Bramble (Bartleby Books) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

PANDEMIC ETHICS is a clear and provocative introduction to the ethics of COVID-19 from a leading contemporary moral philosopher. It is suitable for university-level students, academics, and policymakers, as well as the general reader. It is also an original contribution to the emerging literature on this important topic. The author has made it available Open Access, so that it can be downloaded and read for free by all those who are interested in these issues. Key features include: * A neat organisation of the ethical issues raised ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 141 Pages (1,043 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 14th, 2020

Society 5.0: A People-centric Super-smart Society by Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.) (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book introduces readers to the vision on future cities and urban lives in connection with "Society 5.0", which was proposed in the 5th Basic Science and Technology Plan by Japan's national government for a technology-based, human-centered society, emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. The respective chapters summarize the findings and suggestions of joint research projects conducted by H-UTokyo Lab. Through the research collaboration and discussion, this book explores the future urban lives under the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 197 Pages (17,520 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 14th, 2020

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities by Jessica Joyce Christie (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Political Landscapes of Capital Cities investigates the processes of transformation of the natural landscape into the culturally constructed and ideologically defined political environments of capital cities. In this spatially inclusive, socially dynamic interpretation, an interdisciplinary group of authors including archaeologists, anthropologists, and art historians uses the methodology put forth in Adam T. Smith's The Political Landscape: Constellations of Authority in Early Complex Polities to expose the intimate associations ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 432 Pages (38,951 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 13th, 2020

Three Nations, One Place (Native Americans: Interdisciplinary Perspectives) by Martha McCollough (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

An intensive exploration of the changes experienced by the Comanches and Caddoans during Spain's occupation of the Southern Plains (1689-1921), McCollough focuses on the relationship between political and economic conditions and patterns of settlement, production and social reproduction. Challenging historical views that structure a dichotomy of the colonizers and the colonized, this study examines global, regional and local populations as it details the points of interface between Euro-American markets, Native American commodities ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 151 Pages (668 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 13th, 2020

The Soul Thief: An epic Viking historical adventure (The Life and Times of Corban Loosestrife Book 1) by Cecelia Holland (Canelo Adventure) 3.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

A devastating Viking raid leads Corban on an epic quest - the first in an extraordinary adventure series. Corban and Mav are twins born to the lord of an Irish coastal farmstead. Mav has the Second Sight, and is her father's favourite; Corban, however, is a deep disappointment. Exiled for refusing his father's command to take up his sword in the name of the High King, he is long gone when the dreadful Viking dragon ships unleash fire and slaughter on his people. His home destroyed, Corban must embark on an epic quest to save his ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 308 Pages (953 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 12th, 2020

Charles Peirce's Theory of Scientific Method (American Philosophy Book 7) by Francis E. Reilly (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This book is an attempt to understand a significant part of the complex thought of Charles Sanders Peirce, especially in those areas which interested him most: scientific method and related philosophical questions. It is organized primarily from Peirce's own writings, taking chronological settings into account where appropriate, and pointing out the close connections of several major themes in Peirce's work which show the rich diversity of his thought and its systematic unity. Following an introductory sketch of Peirce the thinking ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 200 Pages (819 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 12th, 2020

The Middle Kingdom Ramesseum Papyri Tomb and its Archaeological Context (Kitab – Egyptology in Focus Book 1) by Gianluca Miniaci (Nicanor Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

In 1895-96, William Matthew Flinders Petrie and James Edward Quibell discovered a shaft-tomb below the 'Ramesseum', the funerary temple of Ramses II at Thebes, Egypt. This is most famous for having the largest group of Middle Kingdom papyri - also known as the Ramesseum Papyri - found in a single spot together with a number of distinctive objects, such as carved ivory tusks and miniature figurines in various materials dated around XVIII century BC. Gianluca Miniaci attempts to thoroughly reconstruct the archaeological context of the ...

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Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage: Past, Present and Future by Carola Hein (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This Open Access book, building on research initiated by scholars from the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CHGD) and ICOMOS Netherlands, presents multidisciplinary research that connects water to heritage. Through twenty-one chapters it explores landscapes, cities, engineering structures and buildings from around the world. It describes how people have actively shaped the course, form and function of water for human settlement and the development of civilizations, establishing socio-economic ...

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Fields of Gold: Financing the Global Land Rush (Cornell Series on Land: New Perspectives on Territory, Development, and Environment) by Madeleine Fairbairn (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Fields of Gold critically examines the history, ideas, and political struggles surrounding the financialization of farmland. In particular, Madeleine Fairbairn focuses on developments in two of the most popular investment locations, the US and Brazil, looking at the implications of financiers' acquisition of land and control over resources for rural livelihoods and economic justice. At the heart of Fields of Gold is a tension between efforts to transform farmland into a new financial asset class, and land's physical and social ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 234 Pages (3,390 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

A City in Blue and Green: The Singapore Story by Peter G. Rowe (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book highlights Singapore's development into a city in which water and greenery, along with associated environmental, technical, social and political aspects have been harnessed and cultivated into a liveable sustainable way of life. It is also a story about a unique and thoroughgoing approach to large-scale and potentially transferable water sustainability, within largely urbanized circumstances, which can be achieved, along with complementary roles of environmental conservation, ecology, public open-space ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 162 Pages (40,269 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 11th, 2020

Artistry in Bronze: The Greeks and Their Legacy XIXth International Congress on Ancient Bronzes by Jens M Daehner (J. Paul Getty Museum) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

The papers in this volume derive from the proceedings of the nineteenth International Bronze Congress, held at the Getty Center and Villa in October 2015 in connection with the exhibition Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World. The study of large-scale ancient bronzes has long focused on aspects of technology and production. Analytical work of materials, processes, and techniques has significantly enriched our understanding of the medium. Most recently, the restoration history of bronzes has established itself as ...

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Asian Anthropology (Anthropology of Asia) by Jan Van Bremen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Asian Anthropology raises important questions regarding the nature of anthropology and particularly the production and consumption of anthropological knowledge in Asia. Instead of assuming a universal standard or trajectory for the development of anthropology in Asia, the contributors to this volume begin with the appropriate premise that anthropologies in different Asian countries have developed and continue to develop according to their own internal dynamics. With chapters written by an international group of experts in the field, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 262 Pages (750 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 10th, 2020

Faith-Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice (Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics) by Jens Koehrsen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Exploring faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice, this book presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of Christian FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development. Examining the engagement of FBOs with contemporary politics of development, the contributions stress the agency of FBOs in diverse contexts of development policy, both local and global. It is emphasised that FBOs constitute boundary agents and developmental entrepreneurs: they ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 178 Pages (2,543 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 6th, 2020

Self-Reported Population Health: An International Perspective based on EQ-5D by Agota Szende (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The EQ-5D instrument, as a standardized, cross-culturally validated measure of self-assessed health has a hugely important role in understanding population health within and across countries. Over the past two decades a wealth of international population health survey data have been accumulated by the EuroQol Group from research conducted in many countries across four continents. One of the success factors of the EQ-5D instruments has been the easy availability of national or international sets of EQ-5D data, as well as clear ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 211 Pages (30,130 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 5th, 2020

The Culture of Capital Punishment in Japan (Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia) by David T. Johnson (Palgrave Pivot) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book provides a comparative perspective on capital punishment in Japan and the United States. Alongside the US, Japan is one of only a few developed democracies in the world which retains capital punishment and continues to carry out executions on a regular basis. There are some similarities between the two systems of capital punishment but there are also many striking differences. These include differences in capital jurisprudence, execution method, the nature and extent of secrecy surrounding death penalty ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 157 Pages (981 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

The Climate Solutions Consensus: What We Know and What To Do About It by National Council for Science and the Environment (Island Press) 3.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with former Vice President Al Gore) for its reporting on the human causes of climate change. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment reported that the acceleration of climate change is already faster than the IPCC projected only a year earlier. How we deal with the rapid environmental changes, and the human forces that are driving these changes, will be among the defining issues of our generation. Climate Solutions ...

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Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its ... by Elizabeth T. Hurren (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Criminal Corpse takes issue with the historical cliché of corpses dangling from the hangman's rope in crime studies. Some convicted murderers did survive execution in early modern England. Establishing medical death in the heart-lungs-brain was a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 356 Pages (4,581 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Grammaticalization and Language Change in Chinese: A formal view (Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics) by Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This innovative study on the phenomenon of 'grammaticalization' and its manifestation in Chinese provides new insights into language change in Chinese and a large number of grammatical topics. Grammaticalization occurs in all of the world's languages. Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu demonstrates general linguistic principles present and active in the phenomenon of grammaticalization whilst also describing the modelling of language in formal theoretical approaches to syntax; so this book fills two major gaps in the current study of linguistics. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 325 Pages (2,351 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

Globalisation and Poverty: Channels and Policy Responses (Routledge Studies in Globalisation Book 11) by Maurizio Bussolo (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The consequences of globalization for the world's poor are uncertain and fierce rhetoric is dividing its supporters and detractors. The channels of effect of essentially macroeconomic shocks on the microeconomic position of individuals and households in poor countries are many and various. This book addresses three core issues: 1) what are the main channels of effect? 2) what are the lessons to be learned from policy measures to alleviate negative poverty consequences? and 3) do the proposed analytical approaches assist in providing ...

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Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory (Demographic Research Monographs) by Thomas K. Burch (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection of resulting papers, some previously unpublished, some published but not readily accessible. Rejecting the idea that demography is simply a branch of applied statistics, his work views it as an autonomous and complete scientific discipline. When viewed from the perspective of modern philosophy of science, specifically the ...

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Budgetary Policy Modelling: Public Expenditures (Routledge New International Studies in Economic Modelling) by Pantelis Capros (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The focus of this volume is on the European context of public budget policy and a variety of different approaches are used - theoretical modelling, econometrics and applied general equilibrium modelling. Empirical evidence and case studies of European countries are contained in all the papers. The papers cover the four general themes of public budget policy: * economic stabilization, in view of the Economic and Monetary Union in the European Community * reinforcing structural change, involved in market liberalization and ...

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Alternative Pathways to Complexity: A Collection of Essays on Architecture, Economics, Power, and Cross-Cultural Analysis by Lane F. Fargher (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Alternative Pathways to Complexity focuses on the themes of architecture, economics, and power in the evolution of complex societies. Case studies from Mesoamerica, Asia, Africa, and Europe examine the relationship between political structures and economic configurations of ancient chiefdoms and states through a framework of comparative archaeology. A group of highly distinguished scholars takes up important issues, theories, and methods stemming from the nascent body of research on comparative archaeology to showcase and apply ...

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Africa and the North: Between Globalization and Marginalization (New International Relations) by Gorm Rye Olsen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

An important new discussion of Africa's place in the international system. This volume discusses Africa's place in the international system, examining the way in which the Westphalian system, in light of the impact of globalization and transnational networks, continues to play a major role in the structuring of Africa's international relations. The book provides a solid empirical analysis of key global players in Africa - France, the UK, the US, Japan, Germany, the EU and the UN - and of their policies towards the region. In the ...

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Ginseng and Borderland: Territorial Boundaries and Political Relations Between Qing China and Choson Korea, 1636-1912 by Seonmin Kim (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

A free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Choson Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining a unique body of materials written in Chinese, Manchu, and Korean, and building on recent studies in New Qing History, Seonmin Kim adds new perspectives ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 268 Pages (20,993 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

The Truth About China in the 21st Century: The Dragon Awakens by Khafra K Om-Ra-Seti (KMT Publications) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Do You want to Understand Why China's Rise in the 21st Century is inevitable? In this ebook, the first in a Series, the Truth About China will unveil the significance of this historic Awakening. In this, the first book of a three book series, I will explore many of the critical factors that will help to make China one of the most prosperous countries in the 21st century. There are many reasons to believe that China will excel in the 21st century and most of those reasons are pretty much baked into the reality of a country that is ...

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Against Corruption: A book of essays by Christine Lagarde (The Stationery Office) 3.9 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Corruption is the cancer at the heart of many of the world's problems. It destroys jobs and holds back growth. It fuels instability and terrorism. It traps the poorest in poverty. It even corrodes trust in the sports we love. In this collection of essays leading politicians, activists, journalists and academics begin a global debate about how we can fight back.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 258 Pages (683 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 4th, 2020

ROADS : A Journey with Verses by Vandana Bhasin (Notion Press) 4.8 Stars (22 Reviews)    Price verified 50 minutes ago

"Roads" is a poetic rendezvous that takes the reader on a panoramic journey, making one pause, ponder and celebrate life. The book is a light, alluring read that instantly strikes a chord and elevates one's spirits. A trove of 60 poems, it is quilled with beads of nine virtues: Courage, Wisdom, Serenity, Love, Hope, Strength, Joy, Compassion and Gratitude. The verses encapsulate life's ebbs and flows while prompting the reader to enjoy its simple pleasures. "Roads" is a book that you would want to keep on your bedside, for a ...

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NGOs in India: The challenges of women's empowerment and accountability (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series Book 35) by Patrick Kilby (Routledge) 3.4 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. By examining how NGOs operate in Southern India in the early 2000's, this book discusses the challenges faced by small, local NGOs in the uncertain times of changing aid dynamics. The key findings focus on what empowerment means for Indian ...

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