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The CIA World Factbook 2014 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (89 Reviews)    Price verified 31 minutes ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2014 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2014. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2014 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure • And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 960 Pages (27,491 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 53 minutes ago

The ultimate, comprehensive guide to country-by-country statistics around the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2018. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2018-2019 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,168 Pages (50,582 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2017 by Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (71 Reviews)    Price verified 53 minutes ago

A country-by-country guide to the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2017 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with data on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2016. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2017 includes: • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure • New data on military expenditures and capabilities • Information on each country's climate and natural hazards • Details on prominent political parties and contact information for diplomatic consultation • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and businesspeople with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,114 Pages (38,604 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today) by Donald Kuspit (Allworth) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

In essays culled from three decades of critical writing, Donald Kuspit explores the aesthetic developments of the twentieth century, from post-impressionism to the latest permutation of post-Modernism. Ranging from Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol to Sue Coe, this provocative anthology chronicles the distinctive voice of a formidable art critic whose reflections on art, artists, and art criticism constitute an eclectic exploration of the ways in which art and art criticism have influenced contemporary thought and psychology. The book's investigation into the social impact of artwork also reflects on the inner life of the artist.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 352 Pages (4,002 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Rainforest Survivors: Adventures Among Today's Stone Age Jungle Tribes by Paul Raffaele (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

Even in our hyper-connected world, there are tribes scattered across the far reaches of the globe who still live much the same way that their ancestors did thousands of years ago. Having had minimal contact with the outside world, these peoples currently live in harmony and unison with the environment around them. But as technology grows and the human population expands, the way of life of these tribes becomes increasingly threatened with every passing day. In The Rainforest Survivors, veteran overseas reporter Paul Raffaele recounts his time spent with three unique jungle tribes -- the peace-loving Congo Pygmies, New Guinea's tree-dwelling Korowai cannibals, and the Amazon's ferocious Korubo. Over months spent living in these three communities, Raffaele experienced firsthand wisdom and mysterious rites forged over many millennia. Resonating with high adventure and remarkable characters, The Rainforest Survivors details the daily lives of these relatively unknown peoples and provides key political and environmental context, showing how outside forces are closing in on them and threatening to change forever their ways of life. Enthralling and unforgettable, this compelling book is the important portrait of indigenous peoples living the way they have for centuries.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 306 Pages (34,666 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Future Man: How to Evolve and Thrive in the Age of Trump, Mansplaining, and #MeToo by Tim Samuels (Arcade) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

A sharply intelligent, explosively honest, and laugh-out-loud funny look at the state of masculinity and how to be a man, for fans of Jon Ronson and Matt Haig. If ever there was an urgent need for a frank understanding of what's going on with men, it is now. Male rage and frustration have driven resurgent populism, mass shootings, and epidemics of addiction and violence. Powerful men who have abused their positions for decades have been and are being #MeToo-outed and dismissed. The patriarchy, that solid bedrock of male power for thousands of years, seems to be crumbling. In Future Man, with his characteristic intelligence and humor, Tim Samuels assesses the state of contemporary manhood, its conflicts, confusions, and challenges. Trapped in bodies barely changed since cavemen days, men are contending with the stresses of corporate culture, lifelong commitment, rampant depression, and crazy expectations to be successful at work and at home. But how can you hunt and gather in an open-plan office? Why do men make up to 95 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs yet 93 percent of the prison population? Why do men commit suicide at more than three times the rate of women? Drawing on his own experience and reporting, Samuels addresses such topics as dating, aging, fatherhood, porn, violence, mental health, and the trouble with monogamy as well as issues related to toxic masculinity, the man box, gender roles, and role models. The American edition has been updated and includes a new preface.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 310 Pages (1,822 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Pinot Noir: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 2) by Lorraine Evanoff 5.0 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER, MYSTERY B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE, HISTORICAL FICTION Multi-billionaire banker and philanthropist, Ekram M. Almasi, has just been murdered... And there's only one person who can uncover the mystery behind this international banking scandal: Louise Moscow. Able to handle a high-powered speedboat, an ex-lover, and a ginger-haired villain with equal ease, this international spy embarks on a journey that will take her to Monte Carlo, Paris, and Burgundy. The amazing scenario, however, cannot hide a complicated and awful truth. On her journey, Louise struggles against uncooperative witnesses, a mysterious vine disease, a gun-wielding monk, and a secret society. Even though local investigators seem to have found the ideal culprit for the murder, the case is not as open-and-shut as it might seem... What readers are saying about Pinot Noir: - "A high concept "noir" adventure that goes down like a fine wine. Pinot Noir is one of the best thrillers I have read in recent times." ~ Astrid Iustulin, Readers' Favorite - "What a great sequel to Foliage! Highly recommend this addictive thriller and be sure to have a yummy glass of red wine nearby!" ~ Nelle L'Amour, New York Times Bestselling Author - "A great, modern thriller by Lorraine Evanoff. The writing crackles with a smart, sexy, intelligent energy and Louise Moscow is a credible, gutsy, fabulous heroine." ~ Dominic Piper, International Bestselling Author

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 312 Pages (1,889 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The CIA World Factbook 2012 by The Central Intelligence Agency (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (39 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2012 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world's nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2012. For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2012 includes: Detailed maps with new geopolitical data Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure New data on military expenditures and capabilities Information on each country's climate and natural hazards Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure And much more! Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 864 Pages (21,083 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Animal Energies: Interpreting the Messages and Warnings of Animals by Gary Buffalo Horn Man (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

Find life guidance from the powerful ancient knowledge of animals. In many Native American traditions, animals are considered to be our older, wiser brothers and sisters. Their behavior can help us better understand ourselves, heal old wounds, adapt to new situations, or warn us of dangers. Animal Energies shows us how to interpret our physical and spiritual encounters with animals in ways that enable us to achieve balance in the natural world. Colorfully illustrated and easy-to-reference, the book presents little-known facts about the habits of fifty-eight North American animals, including their strengths and vulnerabilities. By using these ancient animal energies, we are guided gently through life's challenges and obstacles. We may soar with the eagle and run with the wolves, yet even the earthworm has something to teach us. This updated edition of Dancing Otters and Clever Coyotes includes more personal animal encounters and an updated foreword from the authors. Join them as they share what they've learned from Native American elders and from their own personal journeys, reminding readers of the inherent bond that humans have with all things in nature.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 304 Pages (32,734 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System by Jason M. Hanania (technodemocracy.us) 4.5 Stars (82 Reviews)    Price verified 54 minutes ago

The world is primed for radical changes in government where each of us has an equal voice and all are held accountable. In Architecture of a Technodemocracy, Hanania provides a detailed blueprint on how to leverage current government processes, communications systems, and blockchain security to take the next step in the evolution of human government. By harnessing technology that already exists, we can nonviolently reshape our respective governments. The cooperation of modern politicians is not a requirement. A technodemocracy can be created without spending any tax dollars, passing any new laws, or otherwise turning to career politicians for leadership. Like Bitcoin, technodemocracy uses readily available technologies to decentralize power from the 1% to the 100%. Its principles can be applied to any nation. Despite being drafted more than 200 years ago, the Constitution enables a U.S. technodemocratic republic. No nation in history has ever had such an absolute straightaway to a 100% democratic government -- the opportunity to revolutionize society, economy, and environment without using violence. Through illustrations, examples, and analogies, Architecture of a Technodemocracy provides an elegantly simple method for decentralizing power to 100% of the American people and, in the process, ending the U.S. political party system. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jason M. Hanania is an attorney, an engineer, and a former U.S. government employee. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 as the first technodemocratic candidate. PREFACE In 2016, I ran for the U.S. Senate as the first technodemocratic candidate. During that process, I received hundreds of questions. Architecture of a Technodemocracy answers those questions. This book is organized into four parts: I. Government Requirements II. Legal Requirements III. Technical Requirements IV. Social Requirements Democracy requires that the four powers of government be decentralized equally to those governed. Part I looks at ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 436 Pages (3,942 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020
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