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Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years: An Autobiography by Samuel Thompson (Good Press) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

"Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years: An Autobiography" by Samuel 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 ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 333 Pages (1,955 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Sailing around the World on "Two Oceans": Vol. 1 Florida to Samoa by Michael (Miki) Barzam (Michael Barzam) 4.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

After flying airplanes for 45 years I retired and started realizing my dream, circumnavigating the globe on a 38 foot catamaran. Sailing around the world I visited marvelous places, met interesting people of different cultures, overcame difficulties when they arose and on the whole enjoyed sailing the oceans immensely. This is part one of the story, describing the voyage from Florida to Samoa. Part two from Tonga to the Finish will follow soon. Michael (Miki) Barzam

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [f] [x] / Length: 356 Pages (1,050 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

The Gun and Its Development by W. W. Greener (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

First published in Great Britain in 1881 and subsequently revised nine times between then and 1910, The Gun and Its Development traces the fascinating history of weaponry: the obscure, ancient origins of the slingshot and the bow, the invention of the crossbow, possibly around 1000 AD; the introduction of gunpowder into Europe in the fourteenth century; the development of sporting and military guns over the centuries thereafter; and the rise of modern, mass-produced firearms in the early twentieth century. Chapters cover early to ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 1,225 Pages (402,828 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Lucius Gwynn (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Lucius Gwynn. 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 ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 346 Pages (1,898 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

3rd Grade Math Workbook : More Than 320+ 3rd Grade Math Practices Help Your Kid Sharpen His Mind, Become Smart, Focus, And Succeed. by Linda Brown 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

3rd Grade Math Workbook: More Than 320+ 3rd Grade Math Practices Help Your Kid Sharpen His Mind, Become Smart, Focus, And Succeed. (Box Set). Hurry up and get YOUR book NOW? Welcome to "Master 3rd grade Math". My name is Linda Brown and I will be leading you through this book. I have been teaching math and creating curriculum for over a decade. • Is your 3rd grade child struggling with Math? • Does your child need additional tutoring when it comes to math? • Are you a parent, or a teacher who struggles with teaching math ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x] / Length: 367 Pages (74,665 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

The Keto Slow Cooker Cookbook: 500 Ketogenic Diet Recipes for Your Slow Cooker by Iris Grant 4.6 Stars (83 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

The Keto diet has conquered Hollywood, Silicon Valley, as well as many people around the world. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Riana adhere to this diet. Such a diet allows you to eat fatty foods and at the same time burn fat. The keto diet guarantees weight loss without breakdowns and overeating. The main principle of the keto diet is the practical absence of carbohydrates, a small presence of protein, and a large number of high-quality fats in all the foods you eat. Keto slow cooker cookbook is an out-and-outer guide in ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x] / Length: 519 Pages (4,430 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Policing the Plains: Being the Real-Life Record of the Famous North-West Mounted Police by R. G. MacBeth (Good Press) 3.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

"Policing the Plains" by R. G. MacBeth. 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 [f] [x] / Length: 341 Pages (4,992 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Essays on the work entitled "Supernatural Religion" by J. B. Lightfoot (Good Press) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

"Essays on the work entitled "Supernatural Religion"" by J. B. Lightfoot. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 394 Pages (1,975 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Commercial Aviation 101 by Greg Gayden 3.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Commercial Aviation 101 is an in-depth look at the ins and outs of the commercial aviation industry as it stands today. Featuring a detailed explanation of the various security programs that are in place today, Commercial Aviation 101 will help the reader understand the policies and procedures that have been established to keep the skies of our nation safe. For those who are also interested in learning some of the basics of the commercial aviation industry, Commercial Aviation 101 also features detailed descriptions of common terms ...

Genre: Engineering & Transportation [f] [x] / Length: 325 Pages (8,983 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Black Lives and Spatial Matters: Policing Blackness and Practicing Freedom in Suburban St. Louis (Police/Worlds: Studies in Security, Crime, and ... by Jodi Rios (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Black Lives and Spatial Matters is a call to reconsider the epistemic violence that is committed when scholars, policymakers, and the general public continue to frame Black precarity as just another racial, cultural, or ethnic conflict that can be solved solely through legal, political, or economic means. Jodi Rios argues that the historical and material production of blackness-as-risk is foundational to the historical and material construction of our society and certainly foundational to the construction and experience of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 398 Pages (4,572 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1&2): Complete Edition by George Warburton (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

"The Conquest of Canada" in 2 volumes is one of the best-known works by George Warburton that features the beginning of the European interest in the northern parts of the American continent. Starting in the late 15th century, French and British expeditions explored, colonized, and fought over various places within North America in what constitutes present-day Canada. The colony of New France was claimed in 1534 with permanent settlements beginning in 1608. Although the English had laid claims to it in 1497 when John Cabot made ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 744 Pages (1,936 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 15th, 2020

Some Far Elusive Dawn by Elizabeth Darrell (Lume Books) 4.6 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Amid the strict social conventions of 1920s Singapore, four young people struggle to rise from the chaos of the Great War... Alex Beresford, the unwilling heir to a shipping-line had been prevented from fighting by his family and is suffocated by his overbearing and suspicious parents. Now he burns with the fire of rebellion and seeks any challenge that will bring him the excitement and danger he missed. None of the prim society girls in Singapore are of interest to him and as well as being bored, he is lonely and sees no way ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 402 Pages (1,201 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Reginald McKenna: Financier among Statesmen, 1863–1916 (British Politics and Society) by Martin Farr (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Reginald McKenna has never been the subject of scholarly attention. This was partly due to his own preference for appearing at the periphery of events even when ostensibly at the centre, and the absence of a significant collection of private papers. This new book redresses the neglect of this major statesmen and financier partly through the natural advance of historical research, and partly by the discoveries of missing archival material. McKenna's role is now illuminated by his own reflections, and by the correspondence of friends ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 396 Pages (2,044 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Bedtime Stories for Adults – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: Relaxing Lullabies and Daily Exercises Based on Cbt Techniques to Help you ... by Kirsten Wallace 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Are you experiencing trouble sleeping well at night or staying asleep? Do you wake up throughout the night and feel restless in the morning? Sleep is something that everyone should consider more than normal. Most adults today at best have an average of six or seven. When you lose sleep, your body automatically starts looking for additional calories to make up for sleep and give your body sufficient energy to get through the day. Lack of sleep also regulates the body's quantity of fat and how your appetite functions. Your sleep ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x] / Length: 319 Pages (1,195 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Nb3Sn Accelerator Magnets: Designs, Technologies and Performance (Particle Acceleration and Detection) by Daniel Schoerling (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access book is written by world-recognized experts in the fields of applied superconductivity and superconducting accelerator magnet technologies. It provides a contemporary review and assessment of the experience in research and development of high-field accelerator dipole magnets based on Nb3Sn superconductor over the past five decades. The reader attains clear insight into the development and the main properties of Nb3Sn composite superconducting wires and Rutherford cables, and details of accelerator dipole designs, ...

Genre: Engineering & Transportation [f] [x] / Length: 469 Pages (53,871 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Toward a Theory of Peace: The Role of Moral Beliefs by Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (Cornell Global Perspectives) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Military analyst, peace activist, teacher, and social theorist Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg (1943-2007) founded the Nuclear Freeze campaign and the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies. In Toward a Theory of Peace, completed in 1997 and published for the first time here, she delves into a vast literature in psychology, anthropology, archeology, sociology, and history to examine the ways in which changing moral beliefs came to stigmatize forms of "socially sanctioned violence" such as human sacrifice, cannibalism, and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 348 Pages (5,417 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

The Big Book of Business Quotations: Over 1,400 of the Smartest Things Ever Said about Making Money by Johnnie L. Roberts (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

A quotable reference for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of business or starting their own. More than one million people in the United States take the necessary steps to enroll in master's of business programs every single year. These students learn the fundamentals required to eventually start their own businesses, carry on family businesses, or become CEOs of other people's businesses. The Big Book of Business Quotations, compiled and edited by journalist Johnnie Roberts, features advice, ideas, strategies, and ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 454 Pages (809 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Alacrity: My Saga of Survival by Skye Galvas 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

By all appearances, Skye lived the privileged life of a physician's daughter. When she turned thirteen, she began to realize there was something wrong. Silenced with her father's reputation and influence, Skye shares her struggles to get to safety, fighting into adulthood to extricate herself from the grasp of a powerful man; at all costs. Skye recounts her descent into drugs and trafficking; surviving a Michigan homeless shelter as a teen and beating the odds to join the Air Force. As she enters training, Skye struggles to find ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x] / Length: 459 Pages (1,204 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Saving the Music (Bellafortuna Series Book 2) by Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco (Cefalutana Press) 4.8 Stars (35 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

"A courageous, emotionally charged, fast paced, gripping tale... A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music." It is the winter of 1942, and the world is at war. A few Jewish musicians attempt to flee the Nazi death grip, each desperately trying to navigate his own path to safety. With the courageous aid and kindness of strangers, they soon find themselves in Rome, where under the highly secret help of the Vatican, they are hidden in Bellafortuna, a small village in Sicily. The residents of ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x] / Length: 400 Pages (3,050 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

The Devil's Day Job (Afterlife Industries Book 1) by Logan Atlas 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 57 minutes ago

Hilariously irreverent and disrespectful, The Devil's Day Job is a divine comedy starring Jesus, GOD, and Lucifer like you've never seen them before. In the modern world, Lucifer has issues. If you think you've got a complex, imagine living for eons with "the devil" as your cuddliest designation. All the while your brother, the savior of man, and GOD's favored son (as is written) wins the family's fantasy football league every year. That'll give you a GODdamned complex. It isn't all bad, though. Going by "Luck" in the modern era, ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x] / Length: 323 Pages (1,221 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Computer Programming: This Book Includes: Learn Python + SQL Programming + Arduino Programming by Damon Parker 4.6 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Programming language has rendered itself as the language of choice for coding beginners and advanced software programmers alike. This book is written to help you master the basic concepts of Python, SQL and Arduino coding and how you can utilize your coding skills to analyze a large volume of data and uncover valuable information that can otherwise be easily lost in the volume. Python was designed primarily to emphasize readability of the programming code, and its syntax enables programmers to convey ideas using fewer lines of code. ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 642 Pages (5,437 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Breaking Bard 1 - Serenade (Chronicles of Rithmarck): A LitRPG Adventure by AJ Wiseman 4.4 Stars (41 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Play a bard, meet sexy girls, and discover forgotten lore... Darren is homeless when he's offered the deal of a lifetime: get paid to play a bard in an online, virtual reality game. The catch? He's tasked with awakening Angelica, a crippled girl who's spent ten years in the game. As he embarks on his search for her, Darren goes on adventures, learns the lore of the land, and finds that being a bard is more fun than it seemed. But appearances can deceive -- especially in a VR world -- and Darren is taken aback to discover the ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x] / Length: 529 Pages (977 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Expression. My Cancer: a Gut Feeling. by Kerry O'Brien (Five House Publishing) 3.7 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Reading a book about an individual's journey with a terminal bowel cancer diagnosis would ordinarily seem to be a rather depressing read. However, Kerry's light-hearted sense of humour and unending positivity and love of life shines through in her writing. In this very personal book, Kerry overcomes the stigma of talking openly about the symptoms and treatments for bowel cancer: there are graphic descriptions of some of the intimate details of bodily (mal)functions; reflections on her research into what may have contributed to her ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x] / Length: 426 Pages (6,316 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 4.5 Stars (5,001 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This eBook edition of "Meditations of Marcus Aurelius" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices."Meditations" is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from second century, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The Meditations is divided into 12 books that chronicle different periods of Marcus' life. A central theme to Meditations ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 533 Pages (418 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Dark Psychology: 3 Books In 1: Manipulation, Persuasion and Dark Psychology. Learn How To Analyze People With NLP, Hypnosis and Mind Control. Defend ... by Dylan Black 5.0 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Would you like to learn how to master the best NLP and psychology techniques? Do you wish to understand the effects of mental manipulation? Are you desirous of learning hypnosis and other techniques for an effective persuasion? If your answers to the above questions are affirmative, you have made the right choice by getting this book. Dark Psychology is a field of study that many people are yet to understand, and a lot of them are careless when it comes to protecting themselves against who is expert in controlling the mind. It is ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x] / Length: 533 Pages (790 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

The Organic Composting Handbook: Techniques for a Healthy, Abundant Garden by Dede Cummings (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

Great compost is one of the most important secrets of successful organic gardening. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about the various methods of composting and how to adapt them to your home and garden. With full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this will be a welcome addition to every organic gardener's library. Topics covered include: ? What you can and can't throw on your compost pile ? How to balance nitrogen and carbon in your pile for quick decomposition and rich ...

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x] / Length: 336 Pages (40,914 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie by Angela Bowie (Lume Books) 3.9 Stars (77 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

There are countless books about the great rock/pop icon of the twentieth century, David Bowie. But only one written by the woman who met him aged just nineteen, married him, had a child with him and helped shape his image and the early stages of his career. In one of the great rock'n'roll exposés, Angela Mary Hartnett Bowie gives a riveting account of her years with Bowie and his progress from aspiring young singer to international rock stardom. She emerges as a witty, powerful personality in her own right, and as his partner of ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x] / Length: 330 Pages (12,597 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 13th, 2020

Racism in America: A Reader by Harvard University Press 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 57 minutes ago

Racism in America has been the subject of serious scholarship for decades. At Harvard University Press, we've had the honor of publishing some of the most influential books on the subject. The excerpts in this volume -- culled from works of history, law, sociology, medicine, economics, critical theory, philosophy, art, and literature -- are an invitation to understand anti-Black racism through the eyes of our most incisive commentators. Readers will find such classic selections as Toni Morrison's description of the Africanist ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 335 Pages (17,595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 13th, 2020

James Allen 21 Books: Complete Premium Collection by James Allen 4.6 Stars (182 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

1. As a man thinketh 2. From Poverty to Power 3. The Way of Peace 4. All These Things Added 5. Byways to Blessedness 6. The Mastery of Destiny 7. The Life Triumphant 8. Eight Pillars of Prosperity 9. Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success 10. Above Life's Turmoil 11. From Passion to Peace 12. Man-King of Mind, Body and Circumstance 13. Light on Life's Difficulties 14. Men and systems 15. The Shining Gateway 16. Out from the Heart 17. Through the Gates of Good 18. The Divine Companion 19. Morning And Evening Thoughts 20. James ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 1,560 Pages (1,491 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 13th, 2020

A Place Called Home by Lainy J. Thomas 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Hard-hitting family drama which follows the journey of fifteen year old Aimee whose troubled and abusive family drives her into the arms of classmate, Jack. Their passionate affair is short-lived, however, as Aimee discovers and conceals her pregnancy. The story, set against a working-class background of modern day poverty is an emotional roller-coaster of love, loyalty,passion, hate, betrayal and, ultimately, revenge.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x] / Length: 330 Pages (397 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 12th, 2020

High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications: Selected Results of the COST Action IC1406 cHiPSet (Theoretical Computer Science ... by Horacio González-Vélez (Springer) 3.8 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1406 "High-Performance Modelling and Simulation for Big Data Applications (cHiPSet)" project. Long considered important pillars of the scientific method, Modelling and Simulation have evolved from traditional discrete numerical methods to complex data-intensive continuous analytical optimisations. Resolution, scale, and accuracy have become essential to predict and analyse natural and complex systems in science and engineering. When their level of ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 365 Pages (27,775 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Postcolonialism Cross-Examined: Multidirectional Perspectives on Imperial and Colonial Pasts and the Neocolonial Present (Routledge Philosophers in ... by Monika Albrecht (Routledge) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Taking a strikingly interdisciplinary and global approach, Postcolonialism Cross-Examined reflects on the current status of postcolonial studies and attempts to break through traditional boundaries, creating a truly comparative and genuinely global phenomenon. Drawing together the field of mainstream postcolonial studies with post-Soviet postcolonial studies and studies of the late Ottoman Empire, the contributors in this volume question many of the concepts and assumptions we have become accustomed to in postcolonial studies, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 308 Pages (1,726 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming: 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 21–25, 2019, ... by Philippe Kruchten (Springer) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2019, held in Montreal, QC, Canada, in May 2019. XP is the premier agile software development conference combining research and practice. It is a hybrid forum where agile researchers, academics, practitioners, thought leaders, coaches, and trainers get together to present and discuss their most recent innovations, research results, experiences, concerns, challenges, and trends. Following this history, for both ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 385 Pages (18,997 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Automated Machine Learning: Methods, Systems, Challenges (The Springer Series on Challenges in Machine Learning) by Frank Hutter (Springer) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access book presents the first comprehensive overview of general methods in Automated Machine Learning (AutoML), collects descriptions of existing systems based on these methods, and discusses the first series of international challenges of AutoML systems. The recent success of commercial ML applications and the rapid growth of the field has created a high demand for off-the-shelf ML methods that can be used easily and without expert knowledge. However, many of the recent machine learning successes crucially rely on human ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 333 Pages (16,330 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater by Kathleen Turner (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner's; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her forty-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world. With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x] / Length: 459 Pages (6,065 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 25th International Conference, TACAS 2019, Held as Part of the European Joint ... by Tomáš Vojnar (Springer) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This book is Open Access under a CC BY licence. The LNCS 11427 and 11428 proceedings set constitutes the proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2019, held as part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2019. The total of 42 full and 8 short tool demo papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 164 submissions. The papers ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 689 Pages (81,759 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age: 27th International Conference, GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2017, ... by Georg Rehm (Springer) 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in September 2017, which focused on language technologies for the digital age. The 16 full papers and 10 short papers included in the proceedings were carefully selected from 36 submissions. Topics covered include text processing of the German language, online media and online content, semantics and reasoning, sentiment analysis, ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 326 Pages (6,478 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Finite Difference Computing with PDEs: A Modern Software Approach (Texts in Computational Science and Engineering Book 16) by Hans Petter Langtangen (Springer) 4.7 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This easy-to-read book introduces the basics of solving partial differential equations by means of finite difference methods. Unlike many of the traditional academic works on the topic, this book was written for practitioners. Accordingly, it especially addresses: the construction of finite difference schemes, formulation and implementation of algorithms, verification of implementations, analyses of physical behavior as implied by the numerical solutions, and how to apply the ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 507 Pages (10,674 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Security of Networks and Services in an All-Connected World: 11th IFIP WG 6.6 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and ... by Daphne Tuncer (Springer) 4.2 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified one hour ago

?This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 6.6 International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security, AIMS 2017, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in July 2017. The 8 full papers presented together with 11 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: security management; management of cloud environments and services, evaluation and experimental study ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 300 Pages (6,382 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times by Sydney George Fisher (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

“In travelling from Massachusetts to the Carolinas one passed through communities of such distinct individuality that they were almost like different nations," writes author Sidney George Fisher in his preface to Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times, in which he presented the history and culture of colonial America to his Gilded Age contemporaries, who he felt had lost an appreciation of the fascinating circumstances that created the Founding Fathers and the Revolution. In the almost two hundred years of colonial life preceding ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 408 Pages (19,957 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Move: A Big City to Small Town Romantic Comedy (The Creek Water Series Book 2) by Whitney Dineen 4.5 Stars (233 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message: In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways. Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred: ?While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful fall day, Lexi eats dirt when a careless dog owner throws a frisbee at her head. A dog jumps over her. ?Lexi gets a promotion that pays less than her current job. ?Her crush announces that he's engaged. ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x] / Length: 316 Pages (673 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Walter Pater: Complete Writings: The Renaissance, Marius The Epicurean, Imaginary Portraits, Plato and Platonism... (Bauer Classics) (All Time Best ... by Walter Pater (Bauer Books) Price verified one day ago

Walter Horatio Pater was an English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists. His works on Renaissance subjects were popular but controversial in his times. 'Walter Pater: Complete Writings' contains: • THE RENAISSANCE • MARIUS THE EPICUREAN Vol.I • MARIUS THE EPICUREAN Vol.II • IMAGINARY PORTRAITS • APPRECIATIONS • PLATO AND PLATONISM • GREEK STUDIES • MISCELLANEOUS STUDIES • GASTON DE LATOUR • ESSAYS FROM 'THE GUARDIAN' • UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x] / Length: 1,524 Pages (2,000 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Representation Learning for Natural Language Processing by Zhiyuan Liu (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access book provides an overview of the recent advances in representation learning theory, algorithms and applications for natural language processing (NLP). It is divided into three parts. Part I presents the representation learning techniques for multiple language entries, including words, phrases, sentences and documents. Part II then introduces the representation techniques for those objects that are closely related to NLP, including entity-based world knowledge, sememe-based linguistic knowledge, networks, and ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 358 Pages (49,400 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Extended Working Life Policies: International Gender and Health Perspectives by Áine Ní Léime (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access book addresses the current debate on extended working life policy by considering the influence of gender and health on the experiences of older workers. Bringing together an international team of scholars, it tackles issues as gender, health status and job/ occupational characteristics that structure the capacity and outcomes associated with working longer. The volume starts with an overview of the empirical and policy literature; continues with a discussion of the relevant theoretical perspectives; includes a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 539 Pages (3,797 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Foundations of Software Science and Computation Structures: 23rd International Conference, FOSSACS 2020, Held as Part of the European Joint ... by Jean Goubault-Larrecq (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access book constitutes the proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Foundations of Software Science and Computational Structures, FOSSACS 2020, which took place in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2020, and was held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2020. The 31 regular papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 98 submissions. The papers cover topics such as categorical models and logics; language theory, automata, and games; modal, ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 659 Pages (31,389 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Macroeconomics, Agriculture, and Food Security: A Guide to Policy Analysis in Developing Countries by Eugenio Díaz-Bonilla (International Food Policy Research Institute) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

Why write a book on macroeconomic policies and their links to agriculture and food security in developing countries? The food price spikes of the years just prior to 2010 and the economic, political, and social dislocations they generated refocused the attention of policymakers and development practitioners on the agricultural sector and food security concerns. But even without those traumatic events, the importance of agriculture for developing countries -- and for an adequate functioning of the world economy -- cannot be denied. ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 760 Pages (26,925 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Plight of A Postmodern Hunter by Mukhtar Shakhanov (Hertfordshire Press) Price verified 2 days ago

This edition is Mukhtar Shahanov's authorized reprint of Walter May translation of "The Plaint of the Hunter Above the Abyss" book initially published by Atamura in 1998. This is a book-dialogue between two famous pundits, the renowned Kirghizian novelist Chingiz Aitmatov and the legendary Kazakh poet Mukhtar Shakhanov - defending their fundamental faith in the spiritual resources of each and every human being. As such, they explore the moral significance of endlessly recurrent existential dislocations characterising everyone's sense ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 483 Pages (12,807 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Built on Value: The Huawei Philosophy of Finance Management by Weiwei Huang (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. This book presents the concept of value as the central component to success and longevity of the global ICT industry player, Huawei. It provides examples of how Huawei focuses on customers to pursue sustainable and profitable growth rather than focusing on capital market valuation which is a familiar scenario among Western companies. It is the business departments that are the creators of value for Huawei, while the finance department is tasked to provide support and services ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 555 Pages (834 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Global History and New Polycentric Approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a World Network System (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global ... by Manuel Perez Garcia (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Rethinking the ways global history is envisioned and conceptualized in diverse countries such as China, Japan, Mexico or Spain, this collections considers how global issues are connected with our local and national communities. It examines how the discipline had evolved in various historiographies, from Anglo Saxon to southern European, and its emergence in Asia with the rapid development of the Chinese economy motivation to legitimate the current uniqueness of the history and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 352 Pages (4,105 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Changing Economic Geography of Globalization (Routledge Studies in Global Competition Book 27) by Giovanna Vertova (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

The process of globalization has had profound, often destabilizing, effects on space, at all levels (i.e. local, regional, national, international). This revealing book analyzes, both theoretically and empirically, the effects of globalization over space. It considers, through a dialogue among different paradigms, the ways in which space has become more important in the global economy. Globalization has been advocated as a way of shrinking time and space which will lead to a homogenized global market; a suggestion challenged in ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 411 Pages (2,060 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Principles of Mechanics: Fundamental University Physics (Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation) by Salma Alrasheed (Springer) 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access textbook takes the reader step-by-step through the concepts of mechanics in a clear and detailed manner. Mechanics is considered to be the core of physics, where a deep understanding of the concepts is essential in understanding all branches of physics. Many proofs and examples are included to help the reader grasp the fundamentals fully, paving the way to deal with more advanced topics. After solving all of the examples, the reader will have gained a solid foundation in mechanics and the skills to apply the concepts ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x] / Length: 484 Pages (72,751 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Faith in Life: John Dewey's Early Philosophy (American Philosophy) by Donald J. Morse (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This is the first book to consider John Dewey's early philosophy on its own terms and to explicate its key ideas. It does so through the fullest treatment to date of his youthful masterwork, the Psychology. This fuller treatment reveals that the received view, which sees Dewey's early philosophy as unimportant in its own right, is deeply mistaken. In fact, Dewey's early philosophy amounts to an important new form of idealism. More specifically, Dewey's idealism contains a new logic of rupture, which allows us to achieve four ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 340 Pages (740 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 10th, 2020

The Cold War in the Classroom: International Perspectives on Textbooks and Memory Practices (Palgrave Studies in Educational Media) by Barbara Christophe (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores how the socially disputed period of the Cold War is remembered in today's history classroom. Applying a diverse set of methodological strategies, the authors map the dividing lines in and between memory cultures across the globe, paying special attention to the impact the crisis-driven age of our present has on images of the past. Authors analysing educational media point to ambivalence, vagueness and contradictions in textbook narratives understood to be echoes ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x] / Length: 505 Pages (6,519 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems: 26th International Conference, TACAS 2020, Held as Part of the European Joint ... by Armin Biere (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

This open access two-volume set constitutes the proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems, TACAS 2020, which took place in Dublin, Ireland, in April 2020, and was held as Part of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2020. The total of 60 regular papers presented in these volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 155 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: Program verification; ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 448 Pages (16,804 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Law, Religion and the Environment in Africa (Law and Religion in Africa Series Book 7) by M. Christian Green (African Sun Media) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This volume explores themes of ecotheology, ecofeminism, environmental pollution and degradation, climate change, human and environmental rights, sustainable development, human-animal relations through totem and taboo, sacred sites and spaces, and other environmental topics in ways that add immeasurably to the study of African environmentalisms and the interaction of law and religion. In terms of religion, the capability of humans not only to sin and destroy the earth, but also to repair and redeem it, is very much in evidence across ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x] / Length: 640 Pages (2,559 KB) / Lending: Enabled / 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 57 minutes 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 325 Pages (1,156 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact by Silvia Hostettler (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This open access book presents 18 case studies that explore current scientific and technological efforts to address global development issues, such as poverty, from a holistic and interdisciplinary point of view, putting actual impacts at the centre of its analysis. It illustrates the use of technologies for development in various fields of research, such as humanitarian action, medical and information and communication technology, disaster risk-reduction technologies, habitat and sustainable access to energy. The authors discuss how ...

Genre: Engineering & Transportation [f] [x] / Length: 329 Pages (5,715 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Ancient Households of the Americas: Conceptualizing What Households Do by Nancy Gonlin (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 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 ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 470 Pages (20,025 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 9th, 2020

A Supplement to A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: William McKinley by William McKinley (Good Press) Price verified 2 days ago

"A Supplement to A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: William McKinley" by William McKinley. 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 ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 467 Pages (2,001 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Bird's Eye View: Stories of a life lived in health care by Sue Robins (Bird Communications) 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 57 minutes ago

Bird's Eye View is a compelling book of stories sharing a life lived in health care. Written for health professionals, each chapter offers insight into how it feels to be a vulnerable patient. Poignant and provocative, this unique book highlights the patient and family experience and includes practical wisdom to inspire us all.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x] / Length: 302 Pages (2,296 KB) / Lending: Enabled / 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 57 minutes 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 381 Pages (8,648 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

Taiwan and China: Fitful Embrace by Lowell Dittmer (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 57 minutes 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 ...

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

Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy: Comparative Perspectives from Japan, China, and Europe by Masayuki Tanimoto (University of California Press) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Scholarly discussions on economic development in history, specifically those linked to industrialization or modern economic growth, have paid great attention to the formation and development of the market economy as a set of institutions able to augment people's welfare. The role of specific nonmarket practices for promoting the economic development and welfare has ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 348 Pages (5,755 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 8th, 2020

The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller (Good Press) Price verified one day ago

"The Geneva Protocol" by David Hunter Miller. 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: Law [f] [x] / Length: 324 Pages (1,910 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy by Iris Lewandowski (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability. The authors are ideally situated to ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x] / Length: 651 Pages (16,324 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Data-Driven Policy Impact Evaluation: How Access to Microdata is Transforming Policy Design by Nuno Crato (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 57 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 496 Pages (11,776 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Step One: Save the World: The Journey of a Water Protector by DJ Rankin 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 755 Pages (1,128 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons across Natural Resource Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa by Merle Sowman (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Engineering & Transportation [f] [x] / Length: 386 Pages (4,894 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario by Francesco Musco (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Engineering & Transportation [f] [x] / Length: 453 Pages (33,171 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 6th, 2020

Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 2 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering Book 39) by Atilla Ansal (Springer) 3.5 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x] / Length: 463 Pages (12,604 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Thinking Through the Cold War by David Jardini 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes 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 ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x] / Length: 646 Pages (1,665 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages by Toshiyuki Monma (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x] / Length: 352 Pages (8,807 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People by Philippus Wester (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x] / Length: 649 Pages (87,785 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Handbook of Education Policy Studies: School/University, Curriculum, and Assessment, Volume 2 by Guorui Fan (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x] / Length: 591 Pages (9,557 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Sloth Crafts: 18 Fun & Creative Step-by-Step Projects (Creature Crafts) by Ellen Deakin (Racehorse) 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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: • Plushies • Necklaces • Ornaments • Bags • Brooches • Cakes • Scarves • Masks • And more! Both novice ...

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x] / Length: 349 Pages (61,236 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Amazon Athena: User Guide by Amazon Web Services 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon Athena. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data directly in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL. With a few actions in the AWS Management Console, you can point Athena at your data stored in Amazon S3 and begin using standard SQL to run ad-hoc queries and get results in seconds. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to set up or manage, and you pay only for the queries you run. This ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x] / Length: 733 Pages (4,964 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

The Boys from Old Florida: Inside Gator Nation by Buddy Martin (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

In The Boys from Old Florida, Buddy Martin takes the reader beneath the surface of Florida football as, without bias or sugar coating, he skillfully excavates the truths behind "The Gator Nation." In this book, Martin, a Florida native, has chronicled the real stories of Gator coaches and players through their own eyes and in their words over a 55-year period since 1950 -- and not all are valentines. The school asked all but one of the coaches interviewed to leave or move up. Some players became estranged or never really felt ...

Genre: History [f] [x] / Length: 304 Pages (1,085 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Preparing for Life in a Digital Age: The IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study International Report by Julian Fraillon (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 20 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x] / Length: 304 Pages (120,156 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Theoretical and Practical Advances in Computer-based Educational Measurement (Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment) by Bernard P. Veldkamp (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 57 minutes ago

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 ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x] / Length: 570 Pages (35,465 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access by Nancy L. Moureau (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

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 ...

Genre: Medical eBooks [f] [x] / Length: 320 Pages (43,976 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Aug 3rd, 2020