A COLLECTION OF TRUE CRIME CENTERING ON THE MAFIA
For most of her life as an adult, Linda Calvey was always in close quarters with the wrong kind of people. She had an innate attraction to crime and the lifestyle associated with being a gangster's girlfriend, and criminals were attracted to her by her charms and looks. Her first two marriages were with hardened criminals from East End, and the affairs in between her marriages were also with notorious armed robbers. Linda, herself, eventually graduated from simply being a "criminal's girlfriend" to "criminal," and she was a natural. However, the Black Widow starts with her "humble" beginning as a gangster's moll.
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 Length: 496 Pages (11,776 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Understanding the governance of complex social-ecological systems is vital in a world faced with rapid environmental change, conflicts over dwindling natural resources, stark disparities between rich and poor and the crises of sustainability. Improved understanding is also essential to promote governance approaches that are underpinned by justice and equity principles and that aim to reduce inequality and benefit the most marginalised sectors of society.
This book is concerned with enhancing the understanding of governance in relation to social justice and environmental sustainability across a range of natural resource sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa. By examining governance across various sectors, it reveals the main drivers that influence the nature of governance, the principles and norms that shape it, as well as the factors that constrain or enable achievement of justice and sustainability outcomes. The book also illuminates the complex relationships that exist between various ...
Genre: Engineering & Transportation Length: 386 Pages (4,894 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Do you want to burn at and energize your body, feel great and look awesome? Does the Mediterranean diet excite you with its amazing flavors but still want to maintain your body shape?
Then you've come to the right place because this perfect Cookbook for Beginners is filled with 500 mouth-watering, most wanted recipes you'd be a fool to skip out on.
Bring the Mediterranean from Italy and Greece to Morocco and Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon with these 500 new, delicious recipes in your kitchen. This extensive cookbook combines the well-known balanced Mediterranean diet for home cooks with a wide range of innovative recipes, most easy enough to be made on a weekend, using ingredients from your local supermarket.
People who follow the Mediterranean diet are known to have longer life expectancy and lower rates of chronic diseases than do other adults. Indeed, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans point to the Mediterranean diet as an example of a healthy-eating plan
The Mediterranean diet ...
Genre: Medical eBooks Length: 440 Pages (5,422 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Urban heat islands are a new type of microclimatic phenomenon that causes a significant increase in the temperature of cities compared to surrounding areas. The phenomenon has been enforced by the current trend towards climate change. Although experts consider urban heat islands an urgent European Union public health concern, there are too few policies that address it. The EU carried out a project to learn more about this phenomenon through pilot initiatives. The pilots included feasibility studies and strategies for appropriately altering planning rules and governance to tackle the problem of urban heat islands. The pilots were carried out in eight metropolitan areas: Bologna/Modena, Budapest, Ljubljana, Lodz, Prague, Stuttgart, Venice/Padova, and Vienna. The feasibility studies carried out in these pilot areas focused on the specific morphology of EU urban areas, which are often characterised by the presence of historical old towns.
Genre: Engineering & Transportation Length: 453 Pages (33,171 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Discover 5 Time-tested And Cutting-Edge Techniques to Achieve Total, Holistic Healing -- That You Can Start Using RIGHT NOW!
Dealing with psychological trauma, anxiety and toxic habits can be complicated. If you've been struggling with these issues for a long while, it can be difficult to remain optimistic, especially if you've searched for answers with success. However -- with the proper counselling, you can completely TRANSFORM your situation and live your best life every single day.
In this comprehensive mindfulness and meditation bundle, you will find proven strategies that are easy to follow and will help you get rid of trauma, as well as bolster your self-image. Everything is explained in-depth with practical instructions so that you're never in doubt of the next steps to take to physical, mental and spiritual healing.
This special bundle has the following books:
• Reiki for Beginners
• Empath Healing
• Crystals for Beginners
• Mindfulness Therapy
• Mindfulness ...
Genre: Medical eBooks Length: 815 Pages (1,998 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 6th, 2020
Travelling around the world may appear as easy as ABC, but looks can be deceptive: there is no 'X' for a start. Not since Xidakistan was struck from the map. Yet post 9/11, with the War on Terror going global, could 'The Valley' be about to regain its place on the political stage? Xidakistan's fate is inextricably linked with that of Graham Ruff, founder of Ruff Guides. Setting sail where Around the World in Eighty Days and Lost Horizon weighed anchor, our not-quite-a-hero suffers all in pursuit of his golden triangle: The Game, The Guidebook, The Girl. With the future of printed Guidebooks increasingly in question, The Alphabet Game also takes you back to their very beginnings. As Evelyn Waugh's Scoop did for Foreign Correspondents the world over, so this novel lifts the lid on Travel Writers for good. Wilson writes with his usual mix of irreverent wit and historical insight. In doing so, he delivers the most telling satire on an American war effort since M*A*S*H. The Guidebook is ...
Genre: History Length: 316 Pages (1,959 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 5th, 2020
?Do you want a perfect healthy life? ?
? Do you want thousands of Sous Vide Recipes? ?
If you are a regular wanderer of fine dining and restaurants, then you have most possibly eaten a meal that had been prepared using the technique of Sous Vide. In fact, most, if not all of the top restaurants around the world tend to use this technique to elevate their meals to the next level.
From fast foods to the British Royal Navy! All of them utilize this technique to get the perfect meal every single time.
Just in case you are wondering, there is no secret "magical" spell behind all of these. It's a simple matter of consistent heating.
Ever since the olden days, human beings have tried to control and tame the powers of heat for braising, sealing, roasting, keeping them warm and, of course, cooking!
Thanks to the desire of Man to control the power of fire, culinary evolutions have given birth to the stove, ovens and even the very simple yet useful temperature dials!
And it is, ...
This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).
The book's nineteen state-of-the-art chapters were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics include engineering seismology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, seismic performance of buildings, earthquake-resistant engineering structures, new techniques and technologies, and managing risk in ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 463 Pages (12,604 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 5th, 2020
Nonno, Tell us a Story by Pietrantonio Lombardi is a delightful memoir of a young boy's life begun in the postwar Molise region of Italy and transformed when he immigrates to the United States just as he reaches adolescence. Real life episodes, from the town of Paglairone/Villa San Michele to the city of Denver, are set against a backdrop of Italy's history, art, folklore, and sports world. Often poignant and more often humorous, this portrait of family love throughout its struggles and successes in two worlds is as different from other books of this type as are the people who live and write about them. If you love Italian as well as Italian- American culture, this is a must read that will be hard to put down
"Memoirs (Vieux Souvenirs) of the Prince de Joinville" by prince de François-Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Marie d'Orléans Joinville (translated by Lady Mary Loyd). 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: History Length: 378 Pages (1,936 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 5th, 2020
This book summarizes the results of 3 years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and applied research conducted directly in the affected areas of Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake. It describes fast and effective revival methods and technologies from tsunami and radiation damages, demonstrated through the collaborative efforts of researchers, students, local farmers, forest owners, and municipalities gathered under the Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project. Consisting of four parts, the first part of the book provides an overview of the damage and measures taken to overcome them by the local municipalities and the Tokyo University of Agriculture. The second part presents data and results of agricultural recovery from the tsunami -- for example, monitoring systems, reconstruction models, and convenient, low-cost methods developed for the restoration of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The third part focuses on recovery from ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 352 Pages (8,807 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 5th, 2020
The Most Comprehensive Guide To Learning To Master Your Emotions!
4 Manuscripts in 1 Book
This Boxset Includes:
• Highly Sensitive People
• Rewire your Brain
Feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts?
- Would you like to know how to stop releasing negative energy?
- Do you want to become a healthier and happier self?
- Have you felt affected by the emotions of those around you?
If yes, then keep reading...
Thinking too much without taking any action is termed 'overthinking.' This means that you spend most of your time reflecting on thoughts repeatedly. Moreover, it drains positive energy from you since you will start to believe that your problems are beyond solving.
If you are unable to control what you sense and feel, it can become exhausting. And without the ability to filter out the negative thoughts, you can quickly become saturated by them. You heal others, but forget to heal yourself.
The books in this bundle will take you on a voyage ...
This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It comprises important scientific research on the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people's well-being. The compiled content is based on the collective knowledge of over 300 leading researchers, experts and policymakers, brought together by the Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). This assessment was conducted between 2013 and 2017 as the first of a series of monitoring and assessment reports, under the guidance of the HIMAP Steering Committee: Eklabya Sharma (ICIMOD), Atiq Raman (Bangladesh), Yuba Raj Khatiwada (Nepal), Linxiu Zhang (China), Surendra Pratap Singh (India), Tandong Yao (China) and David Molden ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 649 Pages (87,785 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 5th, 2020
"Sir Christopher Wren: His Family and His Times" by Lucy Phillimore. 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: History Length: 307 Pages (2,163 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 4th, 2020
The Chimping Dandy has evolved... Not in a Pokemon 'Oh look I've doubled in size and grown wings' way, but in a more insightful, thoughtful way.
No longer are his books just full of stories of drunken debauchery and things that happened to him before he was infamous. This second volume of his collected works contains many more of his views on life.
He talks in depth about how the world could be made a better place.
How we could all get along with only a few minor tweaks to our lifestyle.
Don't get me wrong, there are still a number of frankly idiotic stories, including the one where he sets an angry goose on a famous sporting personality. But on the whole, it's all a little more considered. The Chimping Dandy has certainly come of age.
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 303 Pages (782 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 4th, 2020
This open access handbook brings together the latest research from a wide range of internationally influential scholars to analyze educational policy research from international, historical and interdisciplinary perspectives. By effectively breaking through the boundaries between countries and disciplines, it presents new theories, techniques and methods for contemporary education policy, and illustrates the educational policies and educational reform practices that various countries have introduced to meet the challenges of continuous change.
This volume focuses on policies and changes in schools and classrooms. The studies on school changes present the differences in the policies and challenges of K-12 schools and universities in different countries and regions, and in connection with the contradictions and conflicts between tradition and modernization, as well as the changing roles of various stakeholders, especially that of teachers. In terms of curriculum and instruction, many ...
Genre: Education & Teaching Length: 591 Pages (9,557 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
These crafts will make you appreciate the slower side of things!
Try out these adorable crafts based on the animal that everyone's talking about! Sloths are fuzzy, endearing, and oh-so-sweet! No one can resist their adorable faces -- especially when they're the inspiration for a dozen crafts that will have your sloth-loving friends oohing and aahing. With Sloth Crafts you'll learn how to create sloth:
• And more!
Both novice and expert crafters will enjoy this wide variety of projects. Each craft comes with a list of all the items and templates that you will need to create your sloth-fueled fun. There's no shortage of ways in which you'll be able to envision these fantastic sloth crafts?the perfect activities for any creative sloth fan. They're great for yourself or to give as gifts, but you'll probably want to make them for both. Slow down, hang out, and get crafting with ...
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 349 Pages (61,236 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
Ability to use information and communication technologies (ICT) is an imperative for effective participation in today's digital age. Schools worldwide are responding to the need to provide young people with that ability. But how effective are they in this regard? The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) responded to this question by studying the extent to which young people have developed computer and information literacy (CIL), which is defined as the ability to use computers to investigate, create and communicate with others at home, school, the workplace and in society.
The study was conducted under the auspices of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and builds on a series of earlier IEA studies focusing on ICT in education.
Data were gathered from almost 60,000 Grade 8 students in more than 3,300 schools from 21 education systems. This information was augmented by data from almost 35,000 teachers in those ...
Genre: Education & Teaching Length: 304 Pages (120,156 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
This open access book presents a large number of innovations in the world of operational testing. It brings together different but related areas and provides insight in their possibilities, their advantages and drawbacks. The book not only addresses improvements in the quality of educational measurement, innovations in (inter)national large scale assessments, but also several advances in psychometrics and improvements in computerized adaptive testing, and it also offers examples on the impact of new technology in assessment. Due to its nature, the book will appeal to a broad audience within the educational measurement community. It contributes to both theoretical knowledge and also pays attention to practical implementation of innovations in testing technology.
Genre: Education & Teaching Length: 570 Pages (35,465 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
ENJOY HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS FOOD EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR!
Do you feel tired of eating the same food day in and day out?
Would you like to add some taste to your kitchen and everyday life?
What about a cookbook with a massive variety of delicious and healthy recipes?
If you answered "Yes" to at least one of these questions, then keep reading...
I think there is this one question that continually rushes through peoples minds when it comes to diet and weight loss:
Can Food That Is Truly Healthy be Delicious At The Same Time?
To answer this question, I created a book, so you will have the ability to test and examine everything yourself.
Inside this cookbook, you are going to find the most delicious recipes that were put together following the principles of arguably The Healthiest Diet On The Planet - The Mediterranean Diet. It will be your final tool for weight loss and overall wellbeing as well as a perfect surprise to your family and friends every time you eat.
Here are just a ...
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine Length: 379 Pages (23,562 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
This Open access book offers updated and revised information on vessel health and preservation (VHP), a model concept first published in poster form in 2008 and in JVA in 2012, which has received a great deal of attention, especially in the US, UK and Australia.
The book presents a model and a new way of thinking applied to vascular access and administration of intravenous treatment, and shows how establishing and maintaining a route of access to the bloodstream is essential for patients in acute care today. Until now, little thought has been given to an intentional process to guide selection, insertion and management of vascular access devices (VADs) and by default actions are based on crisis management when a quickly selected VAD fails. The book details how VHP establishes a framework or pathway model for each step of the patient experience, intentionally guiding, improving and eliminating risk when possible. The evidence points to the fact that reducing fragmentation, establishing ...
Genre: Medical eBooks Length: 320 Pages (43,976 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
This is Volume 1 of the collected works of The Chimping Dandy. Author, Blogger, Humourist, Flashtronaut and lover of Pangolins (But not in that way).
There are Seventy-Five stories representing nearly a year of irreverent writing, on such various themes as Polar Bears, Motorcycling, Lego, Physical Injuries to Myself, and The Paranormal (WoOoOoOoOoOo), which are guaranteed to make you laugh on the bus, or the train, or the aeroplane, or the toilet... Well, at least smile... Well, perhaps get people to ask whether you've got indigestion at least.
Almost all of the stories have a basis in truth, although a number have been edited to add some much needed pathos, bathos and custard. (and for spelling... Mostly for spelling.)
Should you buy this book? Well of course you should, I went to the trouble of writing it, then publishing it on the Kindle, If you're amazingly rich, you could buy it as a real book that you can use for swatting flies or propping up a wonky table or dropping in the ...
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 309 Pages (2,007 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
This This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book offers a comprehensive guide, covering every important aspect of computational thinking education. It provides an in-depth discussion of computational thinking, including the notion of perceiving computational thinking practices as ways of mapping models from the abstraction of data and process structures to natural phenomena. Further, it explores how computational thinking education is implemented in different regions, and how computational thinking is being integrated into subject learning in K-12 education. In closing, it discusses computational thinking from the perspective of STEM education, the use of video games to teach computational thinking, and how computational thinking is helping to transform the quality of the workforce in the textile and apparel industry.
Genre: Education & Teaching Length: 391 Pages (40,887 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery societies, the ideas of their individual members, and the actions of those opposed to slavery and its expansion into the territories. He shows that the idea of constitutionalism has popular origins and was not the exclusive creation of a caste of lawyers. In offering a sophisticated examination of both sides of the argument about slavery, he not only discusses court cases and statutes, but also considers a broad range of "extrajudicial" thought -- political speeches and pamphlets, legislative debates and arguments.
Genre: History Length: 309 Pages (862 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie, and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original. It has been used as a roadmap to achievement by countless individuals.
The 13 Steps to Riches described in this audiobook offer the shortest dependable philosophy of individual achievement ever presented for the benefit of the man or woman who is searching for a definite goal in life. It comes directly from the experiences of hundreds of America's most successful men.
Hill interviewed 504 people, including Ford, Wrigley, Wanamaker, Eastman, Rockefeller, Edison, Woolworth, Darrow, Burbank, Morgan, Firestone, and three United States presidents. The process ...
Genre: Business & Money Length: 357 Pages (466 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 3rd, 2020
"Time Telling through the Ages" by Harry Chase Brearley. 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: History Length: 393 Pages (6,309 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 2nd, 2020
This is one of the first books on a newly emerging field of discrete differential geometry and an excellent way to access this exciting area. It surveys the fascinating connections between discrete models in differential geometry and complex analysis, integrable systems and applications in computer graphics.
The authors take a closer look at discrete models in differential
geometry and dynamical systems. Their curves are polygonal, surfaces
are made from triangles and quadrilaterals, and time is discrete.
Nevertheless, the difference between the corresponding smooth curves,
surfaces and classical dynamical systems with continuous time can hardly be seen. This is the paradigm of structure-preserving discretizations. Current advances in this field are stimulated to a large extent by its relevance for computer graphics and mathematical physics. This book is written by specialists working together on a common research project. It is about differential geometry and dynamical ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 439 Pages (31,500 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 2nd, 2020
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 Length: 305 Pages (3,348 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 2nd, 2020
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 Length: 332 Pages (3,783 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 2nd, 2020
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 Length: 419 Pages (5,547 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 2nd, 2020
"Diary of Samuel Pepys -- Complete 1668 N.S" by Samuel Pepys (translated by Mynors Bright). 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: History Length: 324 Pages (1,889 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
"The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914" by Edwin A. Pratt. 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: Engineering & Transportation Length: 489 Pages (2,133 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
"Spanish Papers" by Washington Irving. 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: History Length: 434 Pages (2,746 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
"Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment" by Seymour D. Thompson. 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: History Length: 302 Pages (1,957 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
The scope of this study of the Pakistan Army must be wide and in-depth, as the army has played a major part in the country's history. The author describes Pakistan's violent internal politics and erratic international relations with a deep knowledge gained through his long association with the country and its armed forces. Pakistan's wars with India are covered vividly, drawing on unpublished material and details from Indian as well as Pakistani sources. The country's resurrection under Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is described, as is the decade of dictatorship that followed his time in power. The story of what occurred after this period of dominance, when Pakistan grappled with unaccustomed democracy and verged on anarchy, is told with the aid of the author's personal knowledge of many of the senior players.
This fifth edition incorporates new material covering crucial developments since 2014, including Operation Zarb-e-Azb in Waziristan.
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, ...
Genre: History Length: 627 Pages (9,691 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
"Nether Lochaber" by Rev. Alexander Stewart. 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: History Length: 406 Pages (2,103 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
This book discusses both the theory and practical applications of self-correcting data, commonly known as error-correcting codes. The applications included demonstrate the importance of these codes in a wide range of everyday technologies, from smartphones to secure communications and transactions. Written in a readily understandable style, the book presents the authors' twenty-five years of research organized into five parts:
Part I is concerned with the theoretical performance attainable by using error correcting codes to achieve communications efficiency in digital communications systems.
Part II explores the construction of error-correcting codes and explains the different families of codes and how they are designed. Techniques are described for producing the very best codes.
Part III addresses the analysis of low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes, primarily to calculate their stopping sets and low-weight codeword spectrum which determines the performance of th
Genre: Computers & Technology Length: 522 Pages (10,470 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Aug 1st, 2020
Let Rainer Stahlberg and The Survivalist's Handbook prepare you for any crisis. Here are step-by-step plans for surviving a range of disasters -- both natural and manmade. This sit he ultimate handbook of disaster scenarios and survival techniques. With this one-of-a-kind guide, you can be ready for:
Nuclear, chemical, and biological attacks
Global energy crises
Worldwide economic collapse
Drastic climate change
And other terrifying scenarios
Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. Wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared again. His experiences could save your life. Rather than sit and wait for the end of the world, you should treat today as Day One of any potential catastrophe. That way, you will be ready to survive Day Two!
Stahlberg provides extensive lists of survival supplies: food, cooking utensils, shelter and ...
Genre: History Length: 432 Pages (28,936 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 31st, 2020
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 Length: 390 Pages (1,240 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 31st, 2020
This book presents 20 peer-reviewed chapters on current aspects of derivatives markets and derivative pricing. The contributions, written by leading researchers in the field as well as experienced authors from the financial industry, present the state of the art in:
? Modeling counterparty credit risk: credit valuation adjustment, debit valuation adjustment, funding valuation adjustment, and wrong way risk.
? Pricing and hedging in fixed-income markets and multi-curve interest-rate modeling.
? Recent developments concerning contingent convertible bonds, the measuring of basis spreads, and the modeling of implied correlations.
The recent financial crisis has cast tremendous doubts on the classical view on derivative pricing. Now, counterparty credit risk and liquidity issues are integral aspects of a prudent valuation procedure and the reference interest rates are represented by a multitude of curves according to their different periods and maturities.
A panel discussion included ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 449 Pages (10,986 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 31st, 2020
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 Length: 321 Pages (42,830 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 30th, 2020
**This book includes ALL corrections and addenda as of 2020.
This Instrument Flying Handbook is designed for use by instrument flight instructors and pilots preparing for instrument rating tests. Instructors may find this handbook a valuable training aid as it includes basic reference material for knowledge testing and instrument flight training. Other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publications should be consulted for more detailed information on related topics.
This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the FAA. There are different ways of teaching, as well as performing, flight procedures and maneuvers and many variations in the explanations of aerodynamic theories and principles. This handbook adopts selected methods and concepts for instrument flying. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles. Occasionally the word "must" or similar language is used where the desired action is deemed ...
This open access book, published in the Soft and Biological Matter series, presents an introduction to selected research topics in the broad field of flowing matter, including the dynamics of fluids with a complex internal structure -from nematic fluids to soft glasses- as well as active matter and turbulent phenomena.
Flowing matter is a subject at the crossroads between physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, biology and earth sciences, and relies on a multidisciplinary approach to describe the emergence of the macroscopic behaviours in a system from the coordinated dynamics of its microscopic constituents.
Depending on the microscopic interactions, an assembly of molecules or of mesoscopic particles can flow like a simple Newtonian fluid, deform elastically like a solid or behave in a complex manner. When the internal constituents are active, as for biological entities, one generally observes complex large-scale collective motions. Phenomenology is further complicated by ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 471 Pages (44,378 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 29th, 2020
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.
Bobby Kennedy's last campaignan homage to a leader who might have changed history and a reconstruction of the conspiracy to stop him, in a magisterial feat of epic investigative poetry.
June 5, 2018, is the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and there are still unanswered questions about whether his murder was the result of a conspiracy. Broken Glory is a graphic history told in epic verse of Bobby Kennedy's life and times leading up to the fateful 1968 election campaign, with 100 illustrations by artist Rick Veitch.
It encompasses the story of his convicted killer, Sirhan Sirhan, as well as a large cast of characters that includes Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Nixon, and Eugene McCarthy, who was the first to challenge the sitting president of his own party in the 1968 election, and it recalls the major events that made 1968 a turning point in American history: the Tet offensive and battle of Hue, followed soon after by the My Lai ...
Genre: History Length: 376 Pages (22,126 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 28th, 2020
More and more people are interested in eating well and in understanding where their food comes from. But where do you start? Organic, free-range, local, or sustainable: the choices can be overwhelmingnot to mention expensive.
In Organic Cooking on a Budget, Arabella Forge shows that developing a better relationship with food is not as difficult as it may appear. She provides hands-on, practical advice for a new way of livingeating frugally. Learn how to access quality produce straight from the source; rediscover forgotten cooking techniques; create your own kitchen garden (complete with compost and a chicken coop); learn how to stock your pantry well; shop for and cook the most economical cuts of meat and fish; discover local farmers' markets, community gardens, and co-ops; and more! Packed with more than one hundred recipes for delicious dishes, such as heirloom roasted vegetables, chicken and leek pie, chickpea and rosemary soup, meatloaf with red sauce, minced fish cakes, and ...
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 364 Pages (5,419 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 28th, 2020
This book is devoted to innovative medicine, comprising the proceedings of the Uehara Memorial Foundation Symposium 2014. It remains extremely rare for the findings of basic research to be developed into clinical applications, and it takes a long time for the process to be achieved. The task of advancing the development of basic research into clinical reality lies with translational science, yet the field seems to struggle to find a way to move forward. To create innovative medical technology, many steps need to be taken: development and analysis of optimal animal models of human diseases, elucidation of genomic and epidemiological data, and establishment of "proof of concept". There is also considerable demand for progress in drug research, new surgical procedures, and new clinical devices and equipment. While the original research target may be rare diseases, it is also important to apply those findings more broadly to common diseases. The book covers a wide range of topics and is ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 339 Pages (9,966 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 28th, 2020
Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. When he was wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared again. Let him prepare you for any crisis. Here he details a step-by-step plan for surviving a vast range of disasters -- both natural and manmade. From storms and floods to economic strife, nuclear warfare, and international terrorism, this is the ultimate handbook of disaster scenarios and survival techniques. Be ready for an energy crisis, global economic collapse, climate change, and a multitude of other terrifying-to-think-about scenarios. This book could save your life!
Mom does so much for the familynow it's time to give back! Mom will revel in these simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing recipes. Or maybe it's time to treat her to a meal, but you don't have much time, eitherwith these easy slow cooker recipes, you can make her favorite pasta, surprise her with a satisfying breakfast casserole, or whip up a rich chocolate dessert with minimal preparation time and easy-to-find ingredients.
You can trust these recipes because they are:
Collected from some of America's best home cooks
Tested in real-life settings
Carefully selected from thousands of recipes
Perfect for busy schedules and tight budgets, the slow cooker makes roasts, soups, stews, and even desserts a breeze! Fix-It and Forget-It Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes for Mom is sure to be a hit in your home with recipes including:
Sunday Roast Chicken
Chicken Tikka Masala
Tomato-Glazed Pork with Grilled Corn Salsa
Classic Spinach Lasagna
Poppy Seed Tea Bread
Overnight Veggie Omelet
Cognitive neuroscientists are gaining greater insights into how the brain interacts with and learns from the environment. Now David A. Sousa, one of the foremost experts in translating this research into classroom practice, examines the brain-compatible leadership practices that sustain effective teaching and learning.
The Leadership Brain provides a new model for a whole-brain approach to educational leadership. Examining what we know about the adult brain, and how to apply these lessons to effective school leadership and team management, this powerful resource provides you with the necessary tools to:
Understand the differences in learning and retention, left and right hemispheric preferences, higher-order thinking, and the nature of creativity
Initiate and lead productive change within your school
Effectively shape and manage school culture
Address the call for ethical and spiritual leadership
Understand how thinking habits influence our actions, especially with problem solving ...
Imagine curling up on the couch with your favorite bowl piled high with a delicious frozen treat topped with fresh fruit and nutsand what's in that bowl is actually good for you! Smoothie bowls make this dream a reality.
Carissa Bonham, the writer behind the popular blog, Creative Green Living, pulls together eighty delectable recipes for smoothies so good that your kids, friends, and veggie-hating spouse will be begging for more.
If you can operate a blender, then you can make a smoothie bowl. Carissa walks you through everything you need to know to produce Instagram-worthy creations in your own kitchen. Every recipe tastes as good as it looks and fills you up, making smoothie bowls the perfect choice for any meal or midday snack.
Focusing on a variety of colorful superfoods, Carissa also discusses the nutritional benefits of these beautiful ingredients. Organized using the colors of the rainbow, flipping through these pages will leave you feel inspired and motivated to create ...
Institutional Frameworks and Labor Market Performance produces an in-depth analysis of the functioning of various labor market institutions in both the USA and Germany. Particular emphasis is given to the substantial differences between the US and Germany in the ways important areas are regulated. The authors show that the impact of institutions on economic performance is ambivalent. They argue that in this sense, the decision is not one between regulation and deregulation but rather one between different degrees and forms of regulation.
Genre: Business & Money Length: 368 Pages (9,004 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 27th, 2020
Since 1995, amateur, commercial, and professional bakers have competed in the National Pie Championships to determine who makes the best pies in America. The Ultimate Book of Pies
is a collection of nearly 200 delicious recipes that have won awards at the National Pie Championships. From the unusual -- My Big Fat Italian Strawberry Basil Wedding Pie -- to the traditional, such as Apple Pie, every recipe has been reviewed by judges and determined to be an award-winning pie. These selections are considered some of the best of the best from across the country. When you start making these pies at home, you'll see why!
The Ultimate Book of Pies is packed with color photographs of the pies you'll learn to make and love. As a special treat to give you a taste of what the championships are like, many of the photographs are of the actual pies entered in the competition. The recipes inside are clearly explained so that the expert and the future expert piemaker can enjoy alike. Whether it's ...
As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive any catastrophe. Divided into practical sections, 150 Survival Secrets answers every question you've ever had about disaster preparedness. One section lists the practical details of making it through any kind of emergency situation. Some topics include:
• How to survive extreme winter conditions
• How to put together a homemade survival kit in the case of an emergency
• How to safely evacuate from an urban area during a disaster
• How much and what type of food to store at home for long-term emergencies
• How to survive an active shooter situation
• How to treat common injuries.
Other sections answer everything you've ever wondered about disaster prepping, including what being a survivalist entails, how to equip your home for survival situations, what gear is ...
Written by one of the country's leading publicists, this is an authoritative, in-depth guide to the unique form of publicity needed to successfully launch a book. Step by step, readers are coached through the stages of a book's publicity lifecycle. The nuts and bolts of book promotion are covered for fiction, nonfiction, hardcover trade, mass market, and trade paperbacks. A thorough "publicity toolbox" of sample press kits.
Genre: Business & Money Length: 304 Pages (1,548 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 26th, 2020
Everyone who knew Norma Jean McQueen Haydel knew that she's a supreme cook and that she was the steward of the McQueen family recipes. But she didn't measure when she cooked. Or write things down.
Norma Jean's brother Horace got to worrying about this. He cooked, too, but his repertoire wasn't as vast as Norma Jean's. So he began bothering her about writing down how she made her many dishes.
I didn't want Norma Jean's recipes, or our Mama's recipes, to be lost. We have kids coming. And other folks love to eat at my sister's table, too."
So the two got busy recording their treasured family recipes from the South. This collection of more than 250 dishes includes their best ones. This is food you will absolutely enjoy," said Horace. Traditional, full of marvelous flavor, enhanced' old-timeys."
Norma Jean and Horace put together the full line-up: crawfish bisque, poblano cream soup, wilted spinach salad, smothered pork ribs, zesty broasted chicken, baked catfish, cajun rice ...
For fans of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer -- and every other "funny woman" -- comes a candid feminist comedy manifesto exploring the sisterhood between women's comedy and women's liberation.
I'm not funny at all. What I am is brave." Lucille Ball
From female pop culture powerhouses dominating the entertainment landscape to memoirs from today's most vocal feminist comediennes shooting up the bestseller lists, women in comedy have never been more influential.
Marking this cultural shift, The Girl in the Show explores how comedy and feminism have grown hand in hand to give women a stronger voice in the ongoing fight for equality. From I Love Lucy to SNL to today's rising cable and web series stars, Anna Fields's entertaining, thoughtful, and candid retrospective combines personal narratives with the historical, political, and cultural contexts of the feminist movement.
With interview subjects such as Abbi Jacobson, Molly Shannon, Mo Collins, and Lizz Winsteadas well as ...
Genre: History Length: 310 Pages (637 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 26th, 2020
Since the inception of the National Hockey League on November 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe.
After the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909, ceased operations, the NHL took over and became a mainstay for the sport. While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings.
In The Original Six, Lew Freedman (Clouds Over the Goalpost, A Summer to Remember) takes readers on a trip down memory lane, not only introducing the NHL's humble beginnings, but how far the game has actually come.
Broken up into six sections, Freedman tells the history and stories of the teams that represent the heart and soul of the NHL. From how these teams came to be and the steps that ...
Jason Robillard has been doing ultramarathons for many years, and started advocating for barefoot running before it was cool and is considered an authority on it.
In this guide, he teaches trail-running newbies and experienced marathoners essential survival skills and tips for running long distances: how to run in snow, ice, and mud; how to cross large streams of water; what to do when you have to go number 2 on mile 30 of a 50-mile run; preparing for trouble (building a fire, surviving in the heat and cold); running in thunderstorms.
The book is written with an irreverent sense of humor and touches on topics that many running books don't get into.
Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sportsbooks about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.
In addition to books on popular team sports, we ...
In The Complete History of Cross-Country Running, author Andrew Boyd Hutchinson captures the full history of cross-country running, from the early 1800s to the present day, on both a national and international scale. It includes chronicles of legendary teams, inspirational tales of achievement, controversies, and interviews with record?breaking runners past and present.
From Walter George and Alfred Shrubb to Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rogers, and Galen Rupp -- and everyone in between -- Hutchinson uncovers all angles, via training logs, discussions with coaches, and the review of newspaper archives for race results and forgotten storylines. He offers commentary from Olympians such as David Torrence and Shannon Rowbury, amongst others. Along the way, the book addresses the following topics:
?How cross country began in England
?How the sport found its way to American colleges and universities
?The birth of the International Cross-Country Championships
?All the close events, including the ...
One of the preeminent journalists of the twentieth century, Alistair Cooke has enjoyed a truly extraordinary career in print, radio, and television. Born into a working-class family and christened Alfred, Cooke swiftly broke free of his modest origins and became the foremost commentator on American life and politics, first for the British press and eventually for the entire world. Alistair Cooke: A Biography is both a fascinating record of one man's determination to reinvent himself and a lively and informative journey through the highways and byways of the twentieth century.
"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" is a novel which satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America. The theme of the novel is that the lust for getting rich through land speculation pervades society. The book is remarkable for two reasons - it is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. The novel gave the era its name: the period of U.S. history from the 1870s to about 1900 is now referred to as the Gilded Age.
Genre: History Length: 627 Pages (9,265 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 26th, 2020
Life moves too quickly these days, as technology, work, and personal commitments make it almost impossible to relax and enjoy life. Finding yourself stressed over the clutter in your kitchen or the mass of paper in front of your computer? Relax. This book will help. Filled with tips on how to uncomplicate your daily routine, eliminate stress at home and work, and more, this book will help you free up your time so you can once again enjoy doing the things you love. Author Jeff Davidson has compiled more than 1,500 ways that you can simplify your life.
Divided into sections for easy reference, this book will show you ways you can eliminate stress in your home, your personal life, and in your professional life. You will learn the six questions you should ask yourself before buying something new, the most efficient way to clean your pots and pans, the pay-ahead technique to get yourself out of debt, ways to make your commute more comfortable, and advice on hassle-free vacation planning ...
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 457 Pages (164,692 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 26th, 2020
Fishing is many things to many people. To some, quietly dangling a worm for a sunfish in a local farm pond is not only exciting, but relaxing and reflective. To others, it's all about the adventure of traveling to exotic locales and fishing for ten-pound rainbow trout in Alaska or 100-pound tarpon in Central America. To others, it's an integral part of life, not just a pastime but something to live for. Still others feel compelled to write about it, to try to understand this sport that grips so many. In this collection, you'll read works from celebrated writers that aim to explore the mysterious grip that fishing has held on so many of us. Within these pages, the reader can:
Join Rudyard Kipling as he chases a cow that has stolen his minnow
Examine the philosophical side of angling with Thaddeus Norris
Fish the Ohio River with John James Audubon
Learn what it's like to fish for Great Lakes steelhead with Jerry Hamza
Get used to fishing alongside Alaskan brown bears with Richard ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 314 Pages (9,131 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 26th, 2020
In an increasingly digitized and complex publishing world, writers need to know how to protect themselves against copyright infringement, legal trouble, and unwise concessions to publishers. Still the author's foremost advocate for copyright protection, fair contracts, and free expression, the Authors Guild has once again partnered with Allworth Press to update this invaluable reference. Thoroughly revised to reflect the many changes in the publishing industry, the fourth edition offers plain-English explanations of legal and business aspects of the trade, from electronic rights and ebooks to contracts and accounting. Other topics include:
• Registering copyrights, including online
• Taxes and bookkeeping
• Following fair use guidelines
• Negotiating contracts with publishers and agents
• Obtaining permissions to use others' work
• Dealing with periodical, syndication, film, television, play, and audio rights agreements
• Handling business disputes
Continuing the Instructables series with Skyhorse Publishing, a mammoth collection of projects has been selected and curated for this special best-of volume of Instructables. The guides in this book cover the entire spectrum of possibilities that the popular website has to offer, showcasing how online communities can foster and nurture creativity.
From outdoor agricultural projects to finding new uses for traditional household objects, the beauty of Instructables lies in their ingenuity and their ability to find new ways of looking at the same thing. Extraordinary Projects Bible has that in spades; the possibilities are limitless, thanks to not only the selection of projects available here, but also the new ideas you'll build on after reading this book. Full-color photographs illustrate each project in intricate detail, providing images of both the individual steps of the process and the end product.
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 320 Pages (93,601 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. Three days later he was dead. Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America.
Bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has written the definitive account of the Anthrax attacks. Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation-anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians. Fast paced and riveting, this minute-by-minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts more than a history of recent current events, it uncovers the untold and perhaps even more important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life-saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny. Updated with new information about Ivins ...
Genre: History Length: 305 Pages (4,301 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
The March 10, 2008, disclosure that Governor Eliot Spitzer had patronized prostitutes from the Emperors Club VIP sex ring shocked New Yorkers and his admirers around the world, who had celebrated Spitzer as the "Sheriff of Wall Street" and a likely future U.S. president.
Ironically, one man's disillusionment with Spitzer had begun to disappear fifteen hours earlier, when Spitzer confessed what the rest of the world would soon learn in a media storm of unprecedented intensity. For Lloyd Constantine, Spitzer's senior advisor and longtime friend, the confession explained the governor's recently erratic behavior and marked the end of a "plague year," which encompassed the troubled Spitzer administration and its flawed transition to power.
Journal of the Plague Year is Constantine's intimate account of the seventeen calamitous months preceding the March 10 revelations and the futile sixty-one-hour battle waged by the author and the governor's wife to persuade Spitzer not to resign but ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 321 Pages (720 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
Michele Jordan knows her food and she knows how to write about it." San Francisco Examiner
What is extra virgin olive oil and how do you find the best kind? How do you cook with flavored vinegars and should they be bought or made at home? What are the best oils for frying? How does the strength of a vinegar influence a recipe?
The Good Cook's of Oil and Vinegar answers these and many other questions about this important culinary duo. The most comprehensive oil and vinegar guide available today, it offers key scientific, nutritional, and culinary facts as well as interesting history behind oil and vinegar. In addition, award-winning author Michele Anna Jordan shows how a distinctive oil or vinegar can add spark to a meal. She showcases a whole realm of delicious cooking with recipes such as:
Fall fruit gazpacho
Roasted peppers balsamico
Sicilian orange salad
Apricot, persimmon, and cranberry chutneys
Fruit, garlic, herb, ginger, and rose petal ...
The Real Wolf is an in-depth study of the impact that wolves have had on big game and livestock populations as a federally protected species. Expert authors Ted B. Lyon and Will N. Graves, sift through the myths and misinformation surrounding wolves and present the facts about wolves in modern times. Each chapter in the book is meticulously researched and written by authors, biologists, geneticists, outdoor enthusiasts, and wildlife experts who have spent years studying wolves and wolf behavior. Every section describes a unique aspect of the wolf in the United States. The Real Wolf does not call for the eradication of wolves from the United States but rather advocates a new system of species management that would allow wolves, game animals, and farmers to coexist with one another in a way that is environmentally sustainable.
Contributors to this groundbreaking environmental book include:
• Cat Urbigkit, award-winning wildlife author and photographer
• Dr. Valerius Geist, ...
Genre: Science & Math Length: 388 Pages (30,364 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
So, you've been ripped out from your mother's paws and taken in by a strange family of humans that has kids who insist on flapping your floppy ears and dressing you up like a ladybug. These new human-folk are trying to "teach" you things, like sitting or not ripping apart their fun-looking shoes, and you might start to think you should try to "obey." But I know better; I've been around the block and peed on most parts of it. Puppies like you need my -- wait, somebody just walked in with a hamburger. Gotta check this out.
Ok, back now. Anyway, to survive in this world filled with brown-clad fools delivering packages and leashes, you need my guide to show you what's what in this dog-eat-dog world of ours. Like dog beds; your human might try to force you to sleep in one of these, but with my sly techniques I can show you how to weasel your way into their clean, fresh-smelling king-sized bed, or even stretch yourself out and have it all to yourself. Those imbeciles might think they are ...
Genre: Humor & Entertainment Length: 304 Pages (11,652 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
Continuing the Instructables series with Skyhorse Publishing, a mammoth collection of projects has been selected and curated for this special best-of volume of Instructables. The guides in this book cover the entire spectrum of possibilities that the popular website has to offer, showcasing how online communities can foster and nurture creativity.
From outdoor agricultural projects to finding new uses for traditional household objects, the beauty of Instructables lies in their ingenuity and their ability to find new ways of looking at the same thing. How to Do Absolutely Everything has that in spades; the possibilities are limitless, thanks to not only the selection of projects available here, but also the new ideas you'll build on after reading this book. Full-color photographs illustrate each project in intricate detail, providing images of both the individual steps of the process and the end product.
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 432 Pages (63,959 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
Announcing a third volume in the bestselling Fix-It and Enjoy-It cookbook seriesFix-It and Enjoy-It 5-Ingredient Recipes: Quick and Easy for Stove-Top and Oven! Phyllis Pellman Good, author of the wildly popular Fix-It and Forget-It and Fix-It and Enjoy-It cookbooks, continues her commitment to making it easy to cook and to eat at home. "Nothing quite replaces the satisfaction of cooking, and then eating around the table together with family or friends. But who has time? And what if you lack confidence in your cooking skills? "Fix-It-and Enjoy-It 5-Ingredient Recipes is my brand new solution to both questions," says Good. "This cookbook wonder is a treasury of more than 700 make-it-again recipes, which I've gathered from great home cooks scattered across the country. They are homey favorites for every day!" Fix-It and Enjoy-It 5-Ingredient Recipes calls for ingredients which you already have at home or can easily find in the grocery store; includes the Prep and Cooking Times for ...
A clear-eyed investigation into what is probably the biggest, longest cover-up in American history.
As a member of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Richard Nixon led the investigations that first drew attention to Alger Hiss and his purported ties to the Soviet regime. These investigations eventually led to the discovery of "proof" that Hiss was a mole in the State Department and precipitated a trial that would eventually ruin him and propel Nixon to the Presidency.
But what if the "proof" that eventually led to Hiss's conviction was forged?
In this riveting investigation, Joan Bradywinner of The Whitbread Book of the Yearreveals how Nixon manipulated a media and public in the thrall of post-war anti-communist hysteria to make a fabricated case against Hiss, and draws a strong parallel with the French, who a half-century before turned Alfred Dreyfus into a scapegoat for anti-Semitism.
Alger Hiss: Framed is necessary and timely, telling soberly the tale of a nation ...
Genre: History Length: 424 Pages (885 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
Chefs Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg dish the kitchen secrets that have made their restaurant (Frantzén/Lindeberg) renowned as the Best Swedish Restaurant of 2012, earning two Michelin stars and delighted reviews from Swedes and tourists alike. From the raw, season-conscious ingredients to artistic plating, these one-of-a-kind dishes are the product of the uncompromising, detail-oriented chefs. Infuse some top-notch Swedish fun into your kitchen!
Frantzén and Lindeberg take readers on their journey to culinary stardom, and their passion shines through in this beautiful book. They weave their story and culinary theory together with the dishes themselves, including descriptions, recipes, and stunning photographs that capture their colorful and thoughtful design. Many dishes were created specifically for this cookbook, to be implemented in Frantzén/Lindeberg's ever-changing menu following publication. Prepare to be amazed by this compilation of meat, poultry, fish, and ...
Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably worked. That's because the old ways are often the best ways when it comes to solutions for everyday problems, ideas for saving time, and handy advice for getting the job done. And that's where 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints comes in. Find the best hints, tips, and secrets for everything from cooking, cleaning, and home maintenance to pet care, gardening, and holiday celebrations. You'll also find ways to adapt and improve some old-time methods. Discover an amazing variety of useful and clever ideas, including how to:
Clean copper pans, using buttermilk and salt
Make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did
Fight wrinkles and create kissable lips
Use natural ingredients to repair your hair
Create your own unique perfume
Organize common ...
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home Length: 385 Pages (21,264 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
Working with thousands of previously unreleased documents and drawing on more than one thousand interviews, with many witnesses speaking out for the first time, Joan Mellen revisits the investigation of New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison, the only public official to have indicted, in 1969, a suspect in President John F. Kennedy's murder.
Garrison began by exposing the contradictions in the Warren Report, which concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was an unstable pro-Castro Marxist who acted alone in killing Kennedy. A Farewell to Justice reveals that Oswald, no Marxist, was in fact working with both the FBI and the CIA, as well as with US Customs, and that the attempts to sabotage Garrison's investigation reached the highest levels of the US government. Garrison's suspects included CIA-sponsored soldiers of fortune enlisted in assassination attempts against Fidel Castro, an anti-Castro Cuban asset, and a young runner for the conspirators, interviewed here for the first time by ...
By May 1864, General Robert E. Lee had been transformed from a young soldier into a gray-haired patriarch of the Confederate cause. As Lee struggled to keep his ragged soldiers alive, he faced pressure from two fronts. Grant's Union Army not only had superior numbers, but a steadfast infra-structure or railroads and industrialized supply routes. Lee's Last Campaign is a triumph of historic research and elegant writing. In this essential analysis of General Lee's military strategy, Dowdey follows the triumphs and tragedies of the Army of Northern Virginia as it breathed its last gasps at the end of the Civil War.
Genre: History Length: 432 Pages (1,758 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020
John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that it continues to define what we mean by avant-garde. His influence has touched generations of artists, including Philip Glass, David Byrne, and his longtime collaborator Merce Cunningham. His work and ideas have influenced not only the world of music but also dance, painting, printmaking, video art, and poetry.
The Roaring Silence documents his life in unrivaled detail, interweaving a close account of the evolution of his work with an exploration of his aesthetic and philosophical ideas, while placing these in the greater perspective of American life and letters. Paying due attention to Cage's inventions, such as the prepared piano, and his pioneering use of indeterminate notation and chance operations in composition (utilizing the I Ching), David Revill also illuminates Cage the ...
Genre: Arts & Photography Length: 401 Pages (1,615 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jul 25th, 2020