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Rethinking Causality, Complexity and Evidence for the Unique Patient: A CauseHealth Resource for Healthcare Professionals and the Clinical Encounter by Rani Lill Anjum (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This open access book is a unique resource for health professionals who are interested in understanding the philosophical foundations of their daily practice. It provides tools for untangling the motivations and rationality behind the way medicine and healthcare is studied, evaluated and practiced. In particular, it illustrates the impact that thinking about causation, complexity and evidence has on the clinical encounter. The book shows how medicine is grounded in philosophical assumptions that could at least be challenged. By engaging with ideas that have shaped the medical profession, clinicians are empowered to actively take part in setting the premises for their own practice and knowledge development. Written in an engaging and accessible style, with contributions from experienced clinicians, this book presents a new philosophical framework that takes causal complexity, individual variation and medical uniqueness as default expectations for health and illness.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 263 Pages (3,324 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

An Englishman Looks at the World: Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters (The original unabridged edition) by H. G. Wells (e-artnow ebooks) 3.9 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "An Englishman Looks at the World - Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters (The original unabridged edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. An Englishman Looks at the World is a 1914 essay collection by H. G. Wells containing journalistic pieces written between 1909 and 1914. Table of contents: The Coming Of Blériot My First Flight Off The Chain Of The New Reign Will The Empire Live? The Labour Unrest The Great State The Common Sense Of Warfare The Contemporary Novel The Philosopher's Public Library About Chesterton And Belloc About Sir Thomas More Traffic And Rebuilding The So-Called Science Of Sociology Divorce The Schoolmaster And The Empire The Endowment Of Motherhood Doctors An Age Of Specialisation Is There A People? The Disease Of Parliaments The American Population The Possible Collapse Of Civilisation The Ideal Citizen Some Possible Discoveries The Human Adventure ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 372 Pages (1,339 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Donald J. Trump is kickin’ @## on the Road to Rushmore: A Trump Supporters Bible by Mansplainer Solzhenitsyn Cartman (DT2020) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

*THIS IS THE ONE BOOK EVERY TRUMP SUPPORTER AND CONSERVATIVE MUST HAVE!* Donald J. Trump is President! - and he is fighting to bring America is BACK!... More Awesome than EVER! This books joins that fight and throws in a few shots of its own. Now that all have been warned, evacuate any "Safe Spaces" because this book is to college "Safe Spaces" what the B-29 was to Hiroshima. LOOK OUT BELOW! This book totally demolishes things like Political Correctness, Hollywood, Liberal Academia, and the Fake News Media, as this book rides shotgun for our great President Donald J. Trump.This book is for those that love America and want to make it great again, and serves as a narrative of Donald Trump's election as President, through the end of the Muller Report and the real conclusion of the 2016 election.It also details many of the fights with all the enemies of America, Western Civilization, God, reason, and sanity that President Donald Trump had to endure and battle with, in order to get ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 468 Pages (1,198 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Believe: Like You Mean It by Patricia Lynn 4.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Are you afraid you may never receive what you want in life and feel stuck, idly waiting to see what your future will bring? You don't have to wait and wonder. Learn how to manifest the life of your dreams! Yes, you can! In Believe Like You Mean It you'll be shown simple steps for: - Overcoming fears, misguided thoughts, and beliefs that hold you back from the life you deserve. - Increasing spiritual awareness and harnessing cosmic energy to initiate the Law of Attraction. - Pushing past skepticism and indecision to live boldly and receive your miracles from the Universe. As a lifelong student of spirituality, Patricia Lynn relates her own remarkable experimentation with spiritual principles and manifesting abundance. Her experiences reveal stunning ways that signs and synchronicities can assist you in your life's journey. Believe Like You Mean It explains how this 'magic' works. You'll also learn practical, easy exercises to stimulate your own latent abilities to manifest the life ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 283 Pages (2,592 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The Future in America - A Search After Realities (The original unabridged and illustrated edition) by H. G. Wells (e-artnow ebooks) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Future in America - A Search After Realities (The original unabridged and illustrated edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Future in America -A Search After Realities is a 1906 travel essay by H. G. Wells recounting his impressions from the first of half a dozen visits he would make to the United States. Table of contents: Chapter I. The Prophetic Habit Of Mind Chapter II. Material Progress Chapter III. New York Chapter IV. Growth Invincible Chapter V. The Economic Process Chapter VI. Some Aspects Of American Wealth Chapter VII. Certain Workers Chapter VIII. Corruption Chapter IX. The Immigrant Chapter X. State-Blindness Chapter XI. Two Studies In Disappointment Chapter XII. The Tragedy Of Color Chapter XIII. The Mind Of A Modern State Chapter XIV. Culture Chapter XV. At Washington The Envoy Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 314 Pages (3,947 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

ENGLAND'S RISE and DECLINE: And What It Means, Today by Jon Lee Junior 3.9 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

"The read that exposes 'political correctness' for the fraud we suspected it to be." 'England's Rise and Decline' first reminds us what it was that once made Britain's economy the world's super-leader. It then explains how England consolidated her position globally, in particular through her 'special relationship' with America. Her decline, meanwhile, is seen as a result of the 'Victorian hypocrisy' of the town-based, college-educated professional. That same middle-class sanctimony is the root of today's ultra-liberal 'p.c.' movements. Instructively detailed in its history, yet breathtakingly sweeping in its strategic scope, the book is always startling, original and interesting - even if you don't agree with its clearly explained viewpoints. A fun and readable - but gritty - work of history and political theory for the age of Trump and Farage. Not a book for Ivory Tower socialists or for fans of Tony Blair.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 471 Pages (981 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Two Islands And A Tortoise: Simple History I Showed My Family About Prosperity And The Proper Role Of Government by Ari Janmohamed 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

While a stranded group of people discuss what to do about food and pirate attacks, a tortoise on the beach shows a little girl what happened on neighboring islands as a result of the different politics their people adopted. Citing actual historical examples, the tortoise teaches the six rules of proper government and why America is the most prosperous 'island' in the world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 135 Pages (2,176 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold? (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies) by Cedric de Coning (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. It analyzes how and why their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and multilateral institutions. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake peacebuilding in the future. This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students who want to understand how peacebuilding is likely to evolve over the next decades.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 325 Pages (1,156 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals (American Philosophy Book 6) by Vincent G. Potter (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

In recent years, Charles Sanders Peirce has emerged, in the eyes of philosophers both in America and abroad, as one of America's major philosophical thinkers. His work has forced us back to philosophical reflection about those basic issues that inevitably confront us as human beings, especially in an age of science. Peirce's concern for experience, for what is actually encountered, means that his philosophy, even in its most technical aspects, forms a reflective commentary on actual life and on the world in which it is lived. In Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals, Potter argues that Peirce's doctrine of the normative sciences is essential to his pragmatism. No part of Peirce's philosophy is bolder than his attempt to establish esthetics, ethics, and logic as the three normative sciences and to argue for the priority of esthetics among the trio. Logic, Potter cites, is normative because it governs thought and aims at truth; ethics is normative because it analyzes the ends to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 229 Pages (863 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

The International Criminal Court: A Global Civil Society Achievement (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics Book 39) by Marlies Glasius (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective. It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in international relations and makes a major contribution to thinking about the ICC's future. While global civil society does not deliver global democracy, it does contribute to more transparent, more deliberative and more ethical international decision-making which is ultimately preferable to a world of isolated sovereign states with no accountability outside their borders, or exclusive and secretive state-to-state diplomacy. This book will be of great ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 176 Pages (1,434 KB)
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Ancient Households of the Americas: Conceptualizing What Households Do by Nancy Gonlin (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

In Ancient Households of the Americas archaeologists investigate the fundamental role of household production in ancient, colonial, and contemporary households. Several different cultures-Iroquois, Coosa, Anasazi, Hohokam, San Agustín, Wankarani, Formative Gulf Coast Mexico, and Formative, Classic, Colonial, and contemporary Maya-are analyzed through the lens of household archaeology in concrete, data-driven case studies. The text is divided into three sections: Section I examines the spatial and social organization and context of household production; Section II looks at the role and results of households as primary producers; and Section III investigates the role of, and interplay among, households in their greater political and socioeconomic communities. In the past few decades, household archaeology has made substantial contributions to our understanding and explanation of the past through the documentation of the household as a social unit-whether small or large, rural or ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 470 Pages (20,025 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Stoicism: A Complete Guide to Empower your Mindset and Timeless Wisdom to Gain Emotional Resilience, Confidence and Calmness by Richard Nolan 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Have you been looking for a way to have a firm grip on your emotional and psychological wellbeing to be resilient in the face of hardships, be confident and wise enough to overcome anything and have a positive mindset to cast the darkness, fear and negativity from your life? And are you looking for a beginner friendly, step by step guide that will help you to achieve all that and more? If you've answered YES, keep reading... You Are About To Discover Exactly How To Enhance Your Emotional And Psychological Wellbeing By Leveraging The Power Of Stoicism To Develop A Positive Mindset, Overcome Fear And Kick Off Negativity From Your Life! Stoicism is an ancient Greek concept or philosophy that as for ages assisted people achieve the ideal mental state that is characterized by balance, virtue and rationality. This concept holds the key to a good happy life, as it helps us be in harmony with nature, achieve peace, calmness and an automatic/effortless indifference towards external ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 100 Pages (4,544 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Work in Brazil: essays in historical and economic sociology by Adalberto Cardoso (SciELO - EDUERJ) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

"Institutional frameworks, political action, social and political identities, class relations, social inertia and path dependence are the main aspects inquired in this book. Taken together, the chapters present a coherent and systematic portrait of Brazil, or a plausible point of view about the dynamics of our sociability which may interest the foreign reader. Collective bargaining, labour inspection, the labour and capital organizations are all elements of the Getulio Vargas legacies that, albeit with adaptations over time, still impinge upon our present. For that reason, it is impossible to understand what we are without looking back and trying and reconstruct the trajectories of the current institutions, social and political actors, and even the economy. As a consequence, most of the chapters adopt a historical sociological perspective, in dialogue between the contemporary context and the country's vivid historiography."

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 293 Pages (4,599 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

How To Survive Apocalypses: What You Need To Survive Man-Made Apocalypses Or Natural Devastating Disaster: (Apocalypse Survival, Nuclear Fallout) by Prepper's Library 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

How To Survive Apocalypses: What You Need To Survive Man-Made Apocalypses Or Natural Devastating Disaster The most prepared people are those which will survive when everything goes wrong. People who are stockpiling for the future and building shelters are known as preppers and it is becoming a more mainstream pastime. It is impossible for most people to say that they have not considered what would happen if a global war broke out, particularly if it involved nuclear weapons. It could just as easily be a targeted terrorist attack which destroys the infrastructure and leaves millions of people without power and water. Whilst the systems would come back on line there would be chaos and crime as people struggled to survive. At this point you would be glad that you had read this book on how to be prepare to possible cataclysm. At least you can feel safe whilst everyone else is running round panicking! Book#1: How To Survive a Nuclear Strike Book#2: Survival Bunker: How To Build And ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 193 Pages (6,926 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

They're Rugby Boys, Don't You Know?: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott 4.2 Stars (56 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police to join the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. She was forever changed when, the ship having repeatedly broken down in the Philippines, she unexpectedly encountered and fell in love with a group of street teenage boys addicted to a solvent called "rugby." The dirty, wild, miserable, rabble were accustomed to hostility. Their curious approach in order to investigate the foreigners was cautious and sometimes abusive. Local Filipinos watched from a distance, fascinated yet fearful. These were the "rugby boys"--untouchable and invisible, even dangerous and definitely not worthy of time, attention, love and care. But now a small group of highly regarded foreigners seemed intent on drawing attention to them. A true missionary story about Christian hope being brought to the hopeless in the Philippines...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 208 Pages (989 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Uncensored 13 Chapter Version + The Revised 20 Chapter Version by Oscar Wilde (e-artnow) 4.4 Stars (3,319 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Picture of Dorian Gray: The Uncensored 13 Chapter Version + The Revised 20 Chapter Version" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The 1891 version was expanded from 13 to 20 chapters, but also toned down, particularly in some of its overt homoerotic aspects. Also, chapters 3, 5, and 15 to 18 are entirely new in the 1891 version, and chapter 13 from the first edition is split in two (becoming chapters 19 and 20). The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 201 Pages (1,622 KB)
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The Complete Works of Plato by Plato, (e-artnow) 4.5 Stars (73 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Works of Plato" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of contents: Early works: Apology Crito Charmides Euthyphro First Alcibiades (*) Greater Hippias (*) Lesser Hippias Ion Laches Lysis Middle works: Cratylus Euthydemus Gorgias Menexenus (*) Meno Phaedo Protagoras Symposium Republic Phaedrus Parmenides Theaetetus Late works: Timaeus Critias Sophist Statesman Philebus Laws Pseudonymous works (traditionally attributed to Plato, but considered by virtually all modern authorities not to have been written by him): Epinomis Second Alcibiades Hipparcus Rival Lovers Theages Cleitophon Minos Demoducus Axiochus On Justice On Virtue Sisyphus Eryxias Halcyon Letters (*) The authorship of these works is disputed by some authorities. There are also a number of essays relating to various aspects of Plato's works. Plato ( 428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 10,000 Pages (4,510 KB)
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The Art of Education (Work in Light of the Christmas Conference Book 14) by Frederick Amrine (Keryx) Price verified 17 hours ago

This cycle of lectures, originally given in Torquay, England in 1924, is filled with wisdom about the developing child, and practical advice for teachers and parents. We should always teach in a lively way that is connected with life. Above all, we should engage the child with fantasy, which is the "milk of the soul." Everything from the teaching of reading (start with pictures!) to the innate wholeness of human nature is covered in these wonderful talks. They also contain revealing anecdotes about the history of the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart. Most importantly, they call upon us to view the human being as composed not just of body, but also of soul and spirit, all three integrally bound together. These were Steiner's last lectures on education. They reveal many of the features of "late style": concision, concreteness, and the achieved simplicity that can come only after complexity.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 173 Pages (14,854 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Falling Into Place by Thomas Medonis (Good Word Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 hours ago

Far more than a coming-of-age tale, Falling Into Place harmonizes fact and fiction for an entertaining academic journey. Corruption within sports and government is the focal concern by Pat Adams's alcoholic father, Russell. Father's words come to fruition when Pat falls into the illegal gambling of Hartford Jai Alai. Along with the adventure the feds and a strong gang bring, the true nature of nineteenth-century American bureaucrat's is also revealed to Pat through a descendant's journal. This passionate depiction of history resonates with the present, as it will resonate for you.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 244 Pages (509 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Collected Writings of Confucius + The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius: (6 books in one volume) by Confucius, (e-artnow Editions) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Writings of Confucius + The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (6 books in one volume)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The collection of writings by Confucius includes : The Life, Labours and Doctrines of Confucius (Unabridged) The Great Learning (Unabridged) Classic of History (Part 1 & 2: The Book of Thang & The Books of Yü) The Analects (The Revised James Legge Translation) Doctrine of The Mean (or How to Achieve Equilibrium) The Great Learning (A short Confucian text + Commentary by Tsang) Confucius (551-479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 218 Pages (727 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Stepping out of the Circle: An account of a Childhood by A.K. Harris Price verified 23 hours ago

This is the story of a very bewildering and unsettled childhood. A child in a family of many siblings, no settled home, no safety, no peace, no school, no holidays. Just family, God, and moving on. Possibly this book will help social workers and also those who don't understand poverty and neglect. This is not a book with graphic details of sexual abuse, it is about an enduring situation of poverty and emotional harm.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 120 Pages (1,302 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Caldwell Moore (Good Press) 4.3 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

"An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant" by Edward Caldwell Moore. 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: 298 Pages (1,930 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Infinite Light: and the Voice of Intuition and Reason by Guy Stanley Price verified one day ago

We may think we know our self, but do we really? Is life an illusion or is there a dimension of existence evading our physical consciousness? These are queries great minds and philosophic thinkers have attempted to reason for millennia. There is a mystery however, confounding our awareness where our physical perceptions seem to direct us one way while our spiritual-intuitive self lead us in another. The course of our life journey has unique pathways affecting choices, relationships and circumstances occurring either consciously or unconsciously. Infinite Light reveals some of the contradictions facing us in determining what is "real" and what is "illusion." This study gives emphasis to the contention, regardless of our actions, everything we confront and everyone we encounter have a specific purpose and reason shaping our human journey and life destiny. It is as if we are under the guidance, influence and direction of a Divine Universal Intelligence beyond our physical ability to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 221 Pages (336 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (220 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Ten Days in a Madhouse is Nellie Bly's (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) account of her ten days in a madhouse in New York in 1887. Bly, in an act of stunt journalism that wold make her famous, pretended to be mildly insane so she would be sent to an asylum to see first hand what one was like. To begin the process she goes to a rooming house and one night she stays up all night staring at the wall. The stare fest alerts her roommate and scares the homeowner and the next day she fixates on her lost trunk and insists on finding it. At the same time she continually talks about too many foreigners and never having worked, which both seem strange to the working class people she is rooming with. These three things are sufficient for her to land before a judge and eventually in the madhouse where she endures the arbitrary and vindictive rule of the nurses who are little better than street toughs. At the end of ten days a lawyer from her paper the World secures her release.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 107 Pages (564 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Global Culture, Island Identity by Karen Fog Olwig (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Looking at the development of cultural identity in the global context, this text uses the approach of historical anthropology. It examines the way in which the West Indian Community of Nevis, has, since the 1600s, incorporated both African and European cultural elements into the framework of social life, to create an Afro-Caribbean culture that was distinctive and yet geographically unbounded - a "global culture". The book takes as its point of departure the processes of cultural interaction and reflectivity. It argues that the study of cultural continuity should be guided by the notion of cultural complexity involving the continuous constitution, development and assertion of culture. It emphasizes the interplay between local and global cultures, and examines the importance of cultural display for peoples who have experienced the process of socioeconomic marginalization in the Western world.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 214 Pages (1,897 KB)
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A future history of the 21st century: How we overcame the crisis of civilization by Federico Tabellini (Defo Corien) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

The successful book 'Il Secolo Decisivo' is available for the first time in English - now in a new, revised edition! At the turn of the 22nd century, human beings are living in the most prosperous moment in history. The many crises that troubled them at the dawn of the millennium are a distant memory, the economy exists in balance with the environment, and work has become a personal choice.But how did we get here? How did we solve the great problems of the contemporary world, from climate change to the labor market crisis, from the gaping inequalities in wealth distribution to the spreading new populisms and nationalisms?Using a broad range of academic sources and an accessible writing style, Tabellini offers a vision of a prosperous future with its roots firmly in the present and its branches always in the realm of possibility.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 117 Pages (1,103 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Vote Buying in Indonesia: The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery by Burhanuddin Muhtadi (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book investigates the impact of vote buying on the accountability of democratic institutions and policy representation in newly democratic countries, with a focus on Indonesia. In doing so, the book presents a wide-ranging study of the dynamics of vote buying in Indonesia's young democracy, exploring the nature, extent, determinants, targeting and effectiveness of this practice. It addresses these central issues in the context of comparative studies of vote buying, arguing that although party loyalists are disproportionately targeted in vote buying efforts, in total numbers -- given the relatively small number of party loyalists in Indonesia -- vote buying hits more uncommitted voters. It also demonstrates that the effectiveness of vote buying on vote choice is in the 10 percent range, which is sufficient for many candidates to secure a seat and thus explains why they still engage in vote buying despite high levels of leakage.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 381 Pages (8,648 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace by Lowell Dittmer (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours 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. China's relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island's autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT's insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China -- and later because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. One thing that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually fascinating is that it ­­is not merely a security problem, but a ganglion of interrelated puzzles. The optimistic hope of the Ma Ying-jeou administration for a new era of peace and cooperation foundered on ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 321 Pages (6,806 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Origin of Why: The Proven Purpose and Meaning of Life by Vito Grigorov (Prosperist Publishers) 4.8 Stars (46 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Can it be that you only have 5 years left to live? Studies show only 1 hour daily is free to do what you want to do, and the rest you must do: Sleep, work, eat, email. On average, only 12% of our lifetime is actually free. Sound nice? No, but what's the alternative? Have you ever asked "What's the point?" or "why am I here?". That was the meaning of life you were trying to find. Using the latest evidence & facts at each step, this book reveals a surprising answer which you can read now risk free with a 7 day money back guarantee (see down below) When you're finished you'll know... - Why the answer to the meaning of life changes EVERY other question in your life. - Why those who live the answer are HAPPIER and live some of the LONGEST lives. - Why for centuries the answer has been ILLEGAL. (No it's not a conspiracy theory) We exist but we rarely live as we react to what distracts and lie to hide painful facts. One of the results of this is that over 350 Million people are part of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 395 Pages (12,340 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 7) by James Morcan (Sterling Gate Books) 3.6 Stars (39 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

What do the world's superpowers get up to in their secret underground bunkers? UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet, by novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan, details confirmed and rumored underground facilities in the United States and around the world. Containing rare photographic evidence throughout as well as little-known quotes from key government figures, it makes a compelling case for there being an enormous hidden world under the Earth's surface. The Morcans speculate that the covert underground infrastructure may be far bigger than anyone has previously supposed and is likely used for the development of suppressed technologies. Their sources include declassified files, university reports, WikiLeaks' documents and interviews with ex-military personnel turned whistleblowers who claim to have worked in "cities below ground". UNDERGROUND BASES delivers a vast array of facts and theories that ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 150 Pages (6,048 KB)
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Added: Aug 8th, 2020

The Apple of Knowledge: Introducing the Philosophical Scientific Method and Pure Empirical Essential Reasoning by Russell Hasan 2.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Science is under attack. Religion, philosophy and relativism seek to undermine our confidence in science, relegating it to the realm of mere opinion and not of actual knowledge. This treatise on epistemology traces the attack against science back to one root premise: the theory of axioms, that we should begin with self-evident principles and then use logic to derive all necessary truth from those axioms. This belief leads to an analytic philosophy that replaces actual scientific experiments with thought experiments, designed to replace sensory perception with intuitions, thereby destroying the grand tradition of real science and hard scientific experiments to learn the truth. This book offers a radical new alternative to the theory of axioms. Instead of axioms, we should rely upon sensory experience, scientific experiments, and empirical data, to form the fundamental foundation upon which all analysis, logic and knowledge can be built. The first part of this book is a collection of ...

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Some Call It Trypophobia by Petronius Jablonski (Chandelier Press) 3.5 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Clusters of small holes present no obvious danger, yet they induce a primal fear reserved for snakes and death. A recent study only augments the mystery, raising more questions than it answers. Trypophobia is a discovery, not an illness, an encounter with terrible wisdom, the first step on a convoluted path to some dark enlightenment. Found so often in nature, object of apprehension and meditation throughout the ages, this pattern is a symbolic code. Some Call It Trypophobia deciphers it and reckons with the message. Everyday life is more terrifying and bizarre than vampires or zombies. A potent narcotic called Routine numbs you from its primordial strangeness. The essay and stories in this collection peel away the thick callus of familiarity, revealing the world in all its raw horror. Join the Sentinels of the Chandelier. The idea that enlightenment requires a seated posture of meditation is wishful thinking. Accessing the Chandelier of Consciousness, the transcendent mind of ...

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Couple Skills To Overcome Anxiety In Relationships: The 21 Keys To Eliminate Jealousy And Attachment, Overcome Couple Conflicts And Build A Deep ... by Edward Miles 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Rid Your Relationship of Jealousy, Anxious Attachment, & Unnecessary Conflicts & Build a Love that Lasts with Couple Skills to Overcome Anxiety in Relationships! Are you constantly getting into fights with your partner because of jealousy and insecurity? Do you wish there was a way that you can better express your emotions without making your partner feel like they're being under attacked? Do you want to transform your romantic relationship from volatile and insecure, to happy and thriving? You're in the right place! It's a known fact that the more we care about a person, the more susceptible we are to feeling intense negative emotions whenever we feel like the relationship is under threat. While all these feelings are valid, managing and expressing them in a respectful, loving way can be a bit of a challenge. When conflicts arise, we are often caught between feeling guilty for being mad at our partner and holding them accountable for their actions. The reverse is also true: ...

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Never Despair, God Is Always There by Larry Whitler 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

One of the responsibilities we have to each other is to share stories that provide comfort, encouragement, and hope. To do that we often have to humble ourselves and to even reveal things about ourselves that might be embarrassing. I especially think that young people need to know that their elders were not perfect, were not saints, made numerous mistakes, and often found themselves stranded, abandoned, out-of-control, and destitute. In the course of a lifetime we can choose to either acknowledge God's presence and role in our lives or we can claim that we are "self-made." I reject the whole "self-made" assessment of our own accomplishments and choose to acknowledge God's presence throughout my life.I am, in no way, a biblical scholar. But I am an observer of life. In my very short book, "Never Despair, God Is Always There," I share stories of my own, and stories of others who responded to a blog post I made, that I believe illustrate God's presence, God's mercy, God's love, God's ...

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Golden Rule Libertarianism: A Defense of Freedom in Social, Economic, and Legal Policy by Russell Hasan 3.2 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

An insightful mixture of political philosophy and policy advocacy, this book justifies libertarian politics using the Golden Rule of ethics to achieve a provocative new political theory called GOLD. GOLD defends the libertarian position on antiwar, drugs, prostitution, civil liberties, abortion rights, and gay marriage, GOLD explains why free market capitalism is necessary for freedom, and GOLD proves that capitalism helps the poor and racial minorities. A sophisticated theory of GOLD economics is explained, which sheds light on the nature of money, prices, trade, supply and demand, inflation, and many other topics. The book also presents a bold new libertarian legal theory interpreting the United States Constitution and the common law. The book is organized into four parts, covering social policy, economic policy, legal policy, and the structure of government, and each part contains many different essays, with each essay analyzing an issue from the GOLD point of view. Essential ...

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Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation: How Access to Microdata is Transforming Policy Design by Nuno Crato (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

In the light of better and more detailed administrative databases, this open access book provides statistical tools for evaluating the effects of public policies advocated by governments and public institutions. Experts from academia, national statistics offices and various research centers present modern econometric methods for an efficient data-driven policy evaluation and monitoring, assess the causal effects of policy measures and report on best practices of successful data management and usage. Topics include data confidentiality, data linkage, and national practices in policy areas such as public health, education and employment. It offers scholars as well as practitioners from public administrations, consultancy firms and nongovernmental organizations insights into counterfactual impact evaluation methods and the potential of data-based policy and program evaluation.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Library and Information Sciences: Trends and Research by Chuanfu Chen (Springer) 3.9 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the library and information literacy profession and discusses the key role of librarians in the future of information literacy education. Next, it covers trends in LIS education by examining the vision of the iSchool movement and detailing its practice in Syracuse University. The book then covers issues in information seeking and retrieval by showing how visual data mining technology can be used to detect the relationship and pattern between terms on the Q&A of ...

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.3 Stars (286 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

"Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." ? Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Méric Casaubon's famous 1634 translation of Meditations was the first English version of the Stoic masterwork to be reprinted many times because of its widespread popularity. The Shakespearean language has been called difficult by modern standards but the poetic Elizabethan prose greatly enhances this deeply spiritual work. Aurelius is no less eloquent or articulate than in later versions and the power of his thoughts and ideas are beautifully conveyed.

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Near Death Experiences: The Truth Revealed by Conrad Bauer 3.8 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Near death experience is a recognized universal phenomenon. Is it bringing us closer to the meaning of life itself? Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The phrase "near death experience" can be incredibly evocative. While for some it might simply suggest the proximity to an accident or a personal tragedy, the meaning behind a near death experience is often a great deal more spiritual. For those who have been involved in a near death experience (or NDE), the event is not just a health or mortal concern. Instead, the process of moving close to the end of life and coming back again is enough to encourage questions of what lies beyond this plane of existence, and what their death means to a wider world. For those who have been unfortunate enough to have an NDE, the process can be traumatic, life-affirming, terrifying, and a life-defining moment. Inside you will find: ?What is a Near Death Experience; ?The history of NDE and an overview of NDE around the globe; ?What is the ...

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Letters Pray by Richard A. Gutierrez 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

What if someone, at this very moment, is in need of someone to talk to, or perhaps is just in need of a friend?

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Step One: Save the World: The Journey of a Water Protector by DJ Rankin 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

??This is a cookbook. This is an adventure novel. This is a love story. This is a tale of survival. This is a spiritual journey. This is a catalog of the oppressions and destructions perpetrated by the machine of mankind. This is a handbook on standing up to the tyranny enacted by a corrupt government through the mechanism of fear. This is a recruitment manual for a global movement of resistance. We are winning. It is time to stand up. Enough is enough. Do what feels right. ??Last winter I was called to Standing Rock to protect the water and my entire world was flipped upside down. I lived in the most amazing, love based, frozen tipi utopia, where I connected with the greatest human beings imaginable, and connected to myself and the universe through the ceremonies of the Lakota people, and through science. I was simultaneously exposed to not only the long list of evils unleashed on our species and planet in the name of money, but witnessed this first hand through a cloud of tear gas ...

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Rick Steves Hunger and Hope by Rick Steves 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

In this FREE companion ebook to the public television special, Rick Steves' Hunger and Hope, travel expert Rick Steves ventures beyond Europe to learn about the key realities of extreme poverty. Inside this companion e-book, you'll uncover Rick's firsthand insights on: • How ending world hunger in our lifetime is an attainable goal • The importance of water access, education, women's empowerment, and financial literacy in creating long-term independence • How communities are using smart development to rise out of poverty Join Rick Steves in Ethiopia and Guatemala and discover how you can make a difference.

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Christmas Slay Ride: Most Mysterious and Horrific Christmas Day Murders (True Crime Murder Case Compilations Book 2) by Jack Smith 3.9 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

There's never a good time to die violently, but Christmas tragedies are especially heinous. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Christmas is a time for Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men. Holiday bloodshed feels like a sacrilege, but it does happen. Whether by accident or deliberate malice, scores of people have been killed on December 25 or the days surrounding it. This volume contains seven accounts of unnatural deaths that occurred on or around Christmas Day: ?The Ashland Tragedy: On December 24, 1881, three burned corpses were pulled from a house in Ashland, Kentucky. They belonged to teenagers Robert Gibbons, Fannie Gibbons, and Emma Carrico, who had all been bludgeoned to death. The girls had also been sexually assaulted. A formerly quiet Kentucky town was plunged into a nightmare fueled by grief and lust for revenge. ?Christmas Eve Combustion: On Christmas Day, 1885, Patrick Rooney and his wife were found dead in their home in Seneca, Illinois. Rooney died from ...

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: The Magnum Opus of the World's Most Influential Philosopher, Revolutionary Thinker and the Author of The Antichrist, The ... by Friedrich Nietzsche (Musaicum Books) 2.9 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (subtitled as A Book for All and None) chronicles the fictitious travels and speeches of Zarathustra, the founder of Zoroastrianism. While Nietzsche injects myriad ideas into the book, a few recurring themes stand out. The overman (Übermensch), a self-mastered individual who has achieved his full power, is an almost omnipresent idea in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Man as a race is merely a bridge between animals and the overman. Nietzsche also makes a point that the overman is not an end result for a person, but more the journey toward self-mastery. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Because of Nietzsche's evocative style and provocative ideas, his philosophy generates passionate reactions. His works remain controversial, due to varying interpretations and misinterpretations of his work. In the Western ...

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Victims of Communism and Their Persecutors by Gabriel Gherasim (Jongleur Music Book Publishing) Price verified one day ago

The Criminality of the Soviet Union's Communist System Left Many Victims in it's Wake This Book Addresses that Problem Part One of this book addresses the question of how can the restorative justice process provide restitution and transform future relations between the victims of Communism and their persecutors. Part Two of this book includes reviews of several important components of the Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding literature such as: The Prisoner's Dilemma; Intragroup, intergroup and extragroup approaches; Research Design and Interpretation; Communication and Conflict; Negotiation Tactics; Mediation; and Intercultural Conflict. Part Three discusses several aspects of the Literature Review, namely: Restorative justice; Methodology; Introduction; Intrapersonal; Interpersonal; and Societies. Part Four analyzes a satisfactory solution to the proposed question, by using a two tier process: conflict management and conflict resolution. They involve the focus on: ...

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The 80%: How Conservative Evangelicals Prove We're Moral Relativists by J.G. Elliot 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

We conservative Evangelical Christians think we have a corner on the market when it comes to morality. We think we hold a holiness and integrity the rest of the world does not. This is a story of how God revealed my own sinfulness and the sinfulness of my community through various situations and events. The book explores various moral scenarios revolving around grace, forgiveness, love, and generosity. It also delves into what most consider morally gray conundrums, like whether aborting an ectopic pregnancy or lying to save lives is morally justified. It is my hope that through my own confessions of wrongdoing and by exploring the implications our moral concessions have for our testimony to Christ, other conservative Evangelicals will be convicted in like manner.

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Historical Background of Wang Yang-ming’s Philosophy of Mind: From the Perspective of his Life Story by Ping Dong (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This open access book offers comprehensive information on Wang Yang-ming's life, helping readers identify and grasp the foundations on which his philosophy was established. Though a great man, Wang had an extremely difficult life, full of many hardships. Based on various official histories, Wang's own writings, and his disciples' records, the book explores the legendary life of this ancient philosopher, who not only diligently pursued his objective of living as a sage, but also persistently sought the ideal state of a sage in ideology. The author also shares his own interpretations of the main aspects of Wang's philosophy using simple and straightforward language. This book will help readers understand and appreciate Wang Yang-ming's extraordinary life, his generous mind, deep thoughts and bright personality, inspiring them to pursue enriching lives. It offers a unique and insightful work for undergraduate students and all others interested in Wang's philosophy and life story.

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Length: 209 Pages (624 KB)
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Thinking Through the Cold War by David Jardini 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Thinking Through the Cold War represents the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in the waning years of World War II through the organization's strategic diversification from military into social welfare policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book is based on extensive research in RAND's internal archives, oral history interviews, as well as numerous other primary document collections. More than an institutional history of RAND, Thinking Through the Cold War uses the RAND Corporation as a window on the complex interaction among national security and social welfare research and policy-making in Cold War America. It argues that the Cold War had deep effects not only on the locus of research and development but also on the process of knowledge production in the United States. The emergence and proliferation of entirely new classes of research institutions during the Cold War altered the structural landscape of American science as well as American ...

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Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators (Routledge Studies in Gender and Security) by Sara E. Brown (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This book examines the mobilization, role, and trajectory of women rescuers and perpetrators during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. While much has been written about the victimization of women during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, very little has been said about women who rescued targeted victims or perpetrated crimes against humanity. This book explores and analyzes the role played by women who exercised agency as rescuers and as perpetrators during the genocide in Rwanda. As women, they took actions and decisions within the context of a deeply entrenched patriarchal system that limited their choices. This work examines two diverging paths of women's agency during this period: to rescue from genocide or to perpetrate genocide. It seeks to answer three questions: First, how were certain Rwandan women mobilized to participate in genocide, and by whom? Second, what were the specific actions of women during this period of violence and upheaval? Finally, what were the trajectories of women ...

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Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe: Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free-Masons, Illuminati and Reading ... by John Robison (e-artnow) Price verified 8 hours ago

"Proofs of a Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free-Masons, Illuminati and Reading Societies, etc., collected from good authorities" is a book by John Robison alleging clandestine intrigue by the Illuminati and Freemasons. The secret agent monk, Alexander Horn provided much of the material for Robison's allegations. Robison goes through great detail about Adam Weisshaupt, founder of the Order of the Illuminati, and his infiltration of the Free Masons with a grand plan to overturn the social and political order of Europe and his successes.

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Housing Market Dynamics in Africa by El-hadj M. Bah (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book utilizes new data to thoroughly analyze the main factors currently shaping the African housing market. Some of these factors include the supply and demand for housing finance, land tenure security issues, construction cost conundrum, infrastructure provision, and low-cost housing alternatives. Through detailed analysis, the authors investigate the political economy surrounding the continent's housing market and the constraints that behind-the-scenes policy makers need to address in their attempts to provide affordable housing for the majority in need. With Africa's urban population growing rapidly, this study highlights how broad demographic shifts and rapid urbanization are placing enormous pressure on the limited infrastructure in many cities and stretching the economic and social fabric of municipalities to their breaking point. But beyond providing a snapshot of the present conditions of the African housing market, the book offers recommendations and ...

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Advances in Proof-Theoretic Semantics (Trends in Logic Book 43) by Thomas Piecha (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This volume is the first ever collection devoted to the field of proof-theoretic semantics. Contributions address topics including the systematics of introduction and elimination rules and proofs of normalization, the categorial characterization of deductions, the relation between Heyting's and Gentzen's approaches to meaning, knowability paradoxes, proof-theoretic foundations of set theory, Dummett's justification of logical laws, Kreisel's theory of constructions, paradoxical reasoning, and the defence of model theory. The field of proof-theoretic semantics has existed for almost 50 years, but the term itself was proposed by Schroeder-Heister in the 1980s. Proof-theoretic semantics explains the meaning of linguistic expressions in general and of logical constants in particular in terms of the notion of proof. This volume emerges from presentations at the Second International Conference on Proof-Theoretic Semantics in Tübingen in 2013, where contributing authors were asked to ...

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THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (The Cooper Translation) by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (Musaicum Books) 4.2 Stars (33 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480-524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. Boethius himself was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who ...

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NIETZSCHE: Beyond Good and Evil, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Hellenism & Pessimism: The Birth of Tragedy (3 Books in One Edition) by Friedrich Nietzsche (Musaicum Books) Price verified one day ago

"Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None" chronicles the fictitious travels and speeches of Zarathustra, the founder of Zoroastrianism. Zarathustra contains the famous dictum "God is dead" and the concept of the "Übermensch" (overman or superman). In "Beyond Good and Evil" Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality. The work moves into the realm "beyond good and evil" in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach. "The Birth of Tragedy or, Hellenism and Pessimism" is a work of dramatic theory which discusses the history of the tragic form and introduces an intellectual dichotomy between the Dionysian and the Apollonian. Nietzsche believed that in classical Athenian tragedy an art form that transcended the pessimism and nihilism of a fundamentally meaningless ...

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Becoming the Superpowers: John Dewey's Reflections on U.S.A., China & Japan: Critical Insights on the Impact of Eastern Powers on United States by ... by John Dewey (Musaicum Books) Price verified one day ago

In 1919, while traveling in Japan on sabbatical leave, John Dewey was invited by Peking University to visit China. Dewey and his wife, Alice, arrived in Shanghai on May 1, 1919, just days before student demonstrators took to the streets of Peking to protest the decision of the Allies in Paris to cede the German held territories in Shandong province to Japan. Their demonstrations on May Fourth excited and energized Dewey, and he ended up staying in China for two years, leaving in July 1921. In these two years, well aware of both Japanese expansionism into China and the attraction of Bolshevism to some Chinese, Dewey advocated that Americans support China's transformation and that Chinese base this transformation in education and social reforms, not revolution. Their works and letters from China and Japan describing their experiences to their family were published in 1920. John Dewey (1859-1952) is one of the primary figures associated with the philosophy of pragmatism and is considered ...

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The Genealogy of Morals: Including Ecce Homo Autobiography & Nietzsche's Personal Letters by Friedrich Nietzsche (Musaicum Books) 3.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

"The Genealogy of Morals" traces the episodes in the evolution of moral concepts with a view to confront "moral prejudices", specifically those of Christianity and Judaism. Some Nietzsche scholars consider Genealogy to be a work of sustained brilliance and power as well as his masterpiece. Since its publication, it has influenced many authors and philosophers. "Ecce Homo: How One Becomes What One Is" is the last book written by Nietzsche before his final years of insanity that lasted until his death in 1900. According to Walter Kaufmann, Nietzsche's most prominent English translators, the book offers "Nietzsche's own interpretation of his development, his works, and his significance." "Selected Letters" includes various personal letters by Nietzsche to his family and friends. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, poet, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history. Because of ...

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The Governing-Evaluation-Knowledge Nexus: Swedish Higher Education as a Case (Evaluating Education: Normative Systems and Institutional Practices) by Christina Segerholm (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This Open Access book analyses the interplay between governing, evaluation and knowledge with an empirical focus on Swedish higher education. It investigates the origins, logics, and mechanisms of evaluation and quality assurance reforms and their dynamic interactions with institutional, national and European policy contexts. The chapters report findings from extensive empirical studies that offer detailed insight into the work of governing in higher education, by giving voice to actors at various levels and positions including the ministry, national agency and University employees. Central themes include the influence of European policy, changing system designs, media relations and quality assurance enactments in University institutions. The book also explores the ways in which an emerging professional cadre, labelled qualocrats, enacts and mediates evaluation and quality assurance policy and practice. Taken together, the expanding evaluation machinery in Swedish higher education ...

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THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY (Collector's Edition): Including Three Different Translations by James, Cooper and Sedgefield by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (Musaicum Books) 3.9 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period. Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480-524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. Boethius himself was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who ...

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The Essential John Dewey: 20+ Books in One Edition: Critical Expositions on the Nature of Truth, Ethics & Morality by the Renowned Philosopher, ... by John Dewey (Musaicum Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Essential John Dewey: 20+ Books in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: German Philosophy and Politics Leibniz's New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding: A Critical Exposition Studies in Logical Theory Interpretation of Savage Mind Ethics The Problem of Values Soul and Body Logical Conditions of a Scientific Treatment of Morality The Evolutionary Method As Applied To Morality The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy Nature and Its Good: A conversation Intelligence and Morals The Experimental Theory of Knowledge The Intellectualist Criterion for Truth A Short Catechism Concerning Truth Beliefs and Existences Experience and Objective Idealism The Postulate of Immediate Empiricism "Consciousness" and Experience The Significance of the Problem of Knowledge Essays in Experimental Logic Reconstruction in ...

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Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus: The original 1922 edition with an introduction by Bertram Russell by Ludwig Wittgenstein (Musaicum Books) 3.5 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is the only book-length philosophical work published by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein in his lifetime. It was an ambitious project: to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits of science. It is recognized as a significant philosophical work of the twentieth century. Wittgenstein wrote the notes for Tractatus while he was a soldier during World War I and completed it when a prisoner of war at Como and later Cassino in August 1918. It was first published in German in 1921 as Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung. Tractatus was influential chiefly amongst the logical positivists of the Vienna Circle, such as Rudolf Carnap and Friedrich Waismann. Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of language. He published few works in his lifetime, including one book review, one ...

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Forensic Genetics in the Governance of Crime by Helena Machado (Palgrave Pivot) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book uses a critical sociological perspective to explore contemporary ways of reformulating the governance of crime through genetics. Through the lens of scientific knowledge and genetic technology, Machado and Granja offer a unique perspective on current trends in crime governance. They explore the place and role of genetics in criminal justice systems, and show how classical and contemporary social theory can help address challenges posed by social processes and interactions generated by the uses, meanings, and expectations attributed to genetics in the governance of crime. Cutting-edge methods and research techniques are also integrated to address crucial aspects of this social reality. Finally, the authors examine new challenges emerging from recent paradigm shifts within forensic genetics, moving away from the construction of evidence as presented in court to the production of intelligence guiding criminal investigations.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 123 Pages (696 KB)
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Wittgenstein's Novels (Studies in Philosophy) by Martin Klebes (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Analyzing features of Wittgenstein's philosophical work and including in-depth textual analyses, this study investigates the impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein's work on contemporary German and French novelists. Drawing upon aesthetics, architectural history, philosophy of science, and photography, the book seeks to explain why references both to Wittgenstein as a person, as well as to his work are more pervasive than other equally renowned twentieth century philosophers and asks why some authors such as Händler and Roubaud, are less well-known and only partially translated into English.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 305 Pages (3,348 KB)
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Open Access in Theory and Practice: The Theory-Practice Relationship and Openness (Routledge Critical Studies on Open Access) by Stephen Pinfield (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Open Access in Theory and Practice investigates the theory-practice relationship in the domain of open access publication and dissemination of research outputs. Drawing on detailed analysis of the literature and current practice in OA, as well as data collected in detailed interviews with practitioners, policymakers, and researchers, the book discusses what constitutes 'theory', and how the role of theory is perceived by both theorists and practitioners. Exploring the ways theory and practice have interacted in the development of OA, the authors discuss what this reveals about the nature of the OA phenomenon itself and the theory-practice relationship. Open Access in Theory and Practice contributes to a better understanding of OA and, as such, should be of great interest to academics, researchers, and students working in the fields of information science, publishing studies, science communication, higher education policy, business, and economics. The book also makes an important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 332 Pages (3,783 KB)
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Dewey's Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey by Raymond Boisvert (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This work challenges recent neo-pragmatist interpretations of Dewey as a historicist, radically anti-essential thinker. By tracing Dewey's views on the issues of change and permanence, Boisvert demonstrates the way Dewey was able to learn from important scientific discoveries.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 227 Pages (934 KB)
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Children and Peace: From Research to Action (Peace Psychology Book Series) by Nikola Balvin (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

This open access book brings together discourse on children and peace from the 15th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, covering issues pertinent to children and peace and approaches to making their world safer, fairer and more sustainable. The book is divided into nine sections that examine traditional themes (social construction and deconstruction of diversity, intergenerational transitions and memories of war, and multiculturalism), as well as contemporary issues such as Europe's "migration crisis", radicalization and violent extremism, and violence in families, schools and communities. Chapters contextualize each issue within specific social ecological frameworks in order to reflect on the multiplicity of influences that affect different outcomes and to discuss how the findings can be applied in different contexts. The volume also provides solutions and hope through its focus on youth empowerment and peacebuilding programs for children and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 419 Pages (5,547 KB)
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Agency and Causal Explanation in Economics (Virtues and Economics Book 5) by Peter Róna (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access book provides an exploration of the consequences of the ontological differences between natural and social objects (sometimes described as objects of nature and objects of thought) in the workings of causal and agency relationships. One of its important and possibly original conclusions is that causal and agency relationships do not encompass all of the dependent relationships encountered in social life. The idea that social reality is contingent has been known (and largely undisputed) at least since Wittgenstein's "On Certainty", but social science, and most notably economics has continued to operate on the basis of causal and agency theories borrowed or adapted from the natural sciences. This volume contains essays that retain and justify the partial or qualified use of this approach and essays that totally reject any use of causal and agency theory built on determined facts (closed systems).The rejection is based on the possibly original claim that, whereas ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 186 Pages (544 KB)
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Added: Aug 1st, 2020

Taking Action for a Better Tomorrow by Jeremy BOGGESS 4.7 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

In our world today there are monumental and exponential changes occurring. These changes are happening not just in the local, international, and global arenas, but even within ourselves. Looking at ourselves, our governments, our societies, humanity, and the world in general, many questions and concerns may come to mind. Let us explore these, and discuss our responsibilities and the necessary actions that will help guide us into our future. It is important to look beyond isolationism or globalization. There are many different contributing factors to our immediate surroundings, the cultures we live in, and the changing situations that all humanity shares. And there are also many different forms of cause and effect at work. We must examine all of humanity, from the various cultures and subcultures that exist to our individual selves. The purpose of this book is to have you ask a variety of engaging questions, both of yourself and about the world around you. I want to help you explore ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 231 Pages (823 KB)
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Added: Jul 31st, 2020

The Workplace of the Future: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Precariat and the Death of Hierarchies (Routledge Studies in the Economics of ... by Jon-Arild Johannessen (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a global development that shows no signs of slowing down. In his book, The Workplace of the Future: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Precariat and the Death of Hierarchies, Jon-Arild Johannessen sets a chilling vision of how robots and artificial intelligence will completely disrupt and transform working life. The author contests that once the dust has settled from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, workplaces and professions will be unrecognizable and we will see the rise of a new social class: the precariat. We will live side by side with the 'working poor' - people who have several jobs, but still can't make ends meet. There will be a small salaried elite consisting of innovation and knowledge workers. Slightly further into the future, there will be a major transformation in professional environments. Johannessen also presents a typology for the precariat, the uncertain work that is created and develops a framework for the working poor, as ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 129 Pages (1,871 KB)
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Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Myths and Legends of China: Study of Chinese Folklore by E. T. C. Werner (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Myths and Legends of China present a detailed and thorough study of China and its history through folklore tales and mythology. It contains numerous myths, folk tales and legends about gods, animals, dragons, from the Fox legends to the Monkey tales, including some obscure folklore. Written from a sociological point of view it reveals a western look at Chinese history and their myths and legends.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 301 Pages (2,027 KB)
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Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Equality under the Constitution: Reclaiming the Fourteenth Amendment by Judith A. Baer (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

The principle of equality embedded in the Declaration of Independence and reaffirmed in the Constitution does not distinguish between individuals according to their capacities or merits. It is written into these documents to ensure that each and every person enjoys equal respect and equal rights. Judith Baer maintains, however, that in fact American judicial decisions have consistently denied individuals the form of equality to which they are legally entitled -- that the courts have interpreted constitutional guarantees of equal protection in ways that undermine the original intent of Congress. In Equality under the Constitution, Baer examines the background, scope, and purpose of the Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment and the history of its interpretation by the courts. She traces the development of the idea of equality, drawing on the Bill of Rights, Congressional records, the Civil War amendments, and other sections of the Constitution. Baer discusses many of the significant ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 390 Pages (1,240 KB)
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Volcanic Unrest : From Science to Society (Advances in Volcanology) by Joachim Gottsmann (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:1. The global significance of volcanic unrest2. Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity3. Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena4. Bridging the gap between science and decision-makingVolcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment. Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption is incomplete. When a volcano evolves from dormancy into a phase of unrest, important scientific, political and social questions need ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 321 Pages (42,830 KB)
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Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Improving Psychiatric Care for Older People: Barbara Robb’s Campaign 1965-1975 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Claire Hilton (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book tells the story of Barbara Robb and her pressure group, Aid for the Elderly in Government Institutions (AEGIS). In 1965, Barbara visited 73-year-old Amy Gibbs in a dilapidated and overcrowded National Health Service psychiatric hospital back-ward. She was so appalled by the low standards that she set out to make improvements. Barbara's book Sans Everything: A case to answer was publicly discredited by a complacent and self-righteous Ministry of Health. However, inspired by her work, staff in other hospitals 'whistle-blew' about events they witnessed, which corroborated her allegations. Barbara influenced government policy, to improve psychiatric care and health service complaints procedures, and to establish a hospitals' inspectorate and ombudsman. The book will appeal to campaigners, health and social care staff and others working with older people, and those with an interest in policy development in England, the 1960s, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 283 Pages (4,134 KB)
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Added: Jul 30th, 2020

The Place of Devotion: Siting and Experiencing Divinity in Bengal-Vaishnavism (South Asia Across the Disciplines Book 23) by Sukanya Sarbadhikary (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Hindu devotional traditions have long been recognized for their sacred geographies as well as the sensuous aspects of their devotees' experiences. Largely overlooked, however, are the subtle links between these religious expressions. Based on intensive fieldwork conducted among worshippers in Bengal's Navadvip-Mayapur sacred complex, this book discusses the diverse and contrasting ways in which Bengal-Vaishnava devotees experience sacred geography and divinity. Sukanya Sarbadhikary documents an extensive range of practices, which draw on the interactions of mind, body, and viscera. She shows how perspectives on religion, embodiment, affect, and space are enriched when sacred spatialities of internal and external forms are studied at once.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 302 Pages (8,676 KB)
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Added: Jul 29th, 2020

Myths & Legends of Japan: Study of Japanese Folklore (Illustrated Edition) by F. Hadland Davis (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Myths & Legends of Japan is a detailed anthology regarding Japanese folk tales, mythology and legends and it presents a wonderful in-depth look into Japanese culture and their culture's beliefs and history. It is a collection of diverse Japanese folk tales, including a variety of topics from creation myths, stories of gods and goddesses, tales of animal spirits, to legends of the sea and of Mount Fuji, as well as analysis of how these stories relate to Japanese culture.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 341 Pages (8,314 KB)
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The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country . . . Now by Douglas MacKinnon (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (36 Reviews)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

Millions of American families from every race, creed, and economic background are losing hope as the United States continues slide deeper into fiscal insanity and moral decay. Where will America stand when we lose our traditional values, border security, and limited government? Having gained insight from industry experts in farming, energy, infrastructure, and finance, author Douglas MacKinnon has outlined one alternative to our existing government in an entirely constitutional and legal approach—secession from the United States of America. President Abraham Lincoln once said, “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." With this patriotic wisdom of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson in mind, MacKinnon also works in conjunction with a team of highly experienced ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 166 Pages (1,399 KB)
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Added: Jul 28th, 2020

The Myths of Mexico & Peru: Aztecs and Incas Folklore & Legends by Lewis Spence (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 38 minutes ago

The Myths of Mexico & Peru is a detailed study on the history and mythology of ancient Aztecs and Incas, providing valuable information to allow understanding into the background of Latin American heritage. The book includes tales of the myths of creations, legends of numerous Mesoamerican Gods, such as Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli, and many other interesting folk tales of the ancient tribes of Mexico and Peru.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 322 Pages (7,477 KB)
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Redeeming Art: Critical Reveries (Aesthetics Today) by Donald Kuspit (Allworth) 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours 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: 403 Pages (4,002 KB)
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Added: Jul 27th, 2020

101 Reasons to Vote against Hillary by Wilson Casey (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

101 REASONS TO VOTE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy is one of the most talked about issues of the 2016 elections. As a former Senator, First Lady, and Secretary of State, she continues to be a controversial figure and is larger known as someone who will lead the country with a backhanded agenda of “my way or no way." 101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will help readers understand why Clinton's uncompromising character and experience do not make her a strong presidential candidate, such as: Americans don't need another Clinton in the White House after the Bill Clinton scandal. Simply put, she seems “cold". Clinton voted for the war in Iraq. She was once a republican, now she's a democrat who is considered a centrist by members of her own party. And much more. 101 Reasons Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton will bring a fresh and concise perspective on Clinton's candidacy during the elections.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 128 Pages (1,643 KB)
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Russian Nationalism: Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies Book 129) by Marlene Laruelle (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia's distinctive national character, based on the country's geography, history, Orthodoxy, and Soviet technological advances. It analyzes the ideologies of Russia's ultra-nationalist and far-right groups, explores the use of nationalism in the conflict with Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, and discusses how Putin's political opponents, including Alexei Navalny, make use of nationalism. Overall the book provides a rich analysis of a key force which is profoundly affecting political and societal developments both inside Russia and beyond.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 256 Pages (3,089 KB)
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This Will Make a Man of You: One Man?s Search for Hemingway and Manhood in a Changing World by Frank Miniter (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

One man's quest to becoming a man that Hemingway would be proud to call un compadre. Ben Franklin. Teddy Roosevelt. John Wayne. Babe Ruth. Ernest Hemingway. Looking to follow in the footsteps of these manly men, Frank Miniter decided to go to the places we all agree still make men. This quest led him across the world and finally to a secret fraternity of men who keep an ultimate rite of passage alive. Following the route of the iconic “Papa" Hemingway from Paris to Pamplona with he found that the answers to what happened to manliness, and therefore to what makes men, are in Hemingway's story. Part memoir, part how-to guide, This Will Make a Man of You narrates one man's journey to achieving manliness and uncovers a formula the ancients used to build men of character—a methodology that is still used in the places we all agree still make men. Even better, this formula can help all of us become all we want to be. Through his narrative, Miniter recounts his decision to run with the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 188 Pages (689 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020