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As We Are and As We May Be by Walter Besant (E-BOOKARAMA) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

"... "As We Are and As We May Be" (by Sir Walter Besant) is the exposition of a practical philanthropist's creed, and of his hopes for the progress of his fellow-countrymen. Some of these hopes may never be realised; some he had the great happiness to see bear fruit. And for the realisation of all he spared no pains. The personal service of humanity, that in these pages he urges repeatedly on others, he was himself ever the first to give." (Book FOREWORD) Sir Walter Besant (born August 14, 1836, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England -- ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 222 Pages (1,142 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 15th, 2020

The Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing: Tips, Tools, & Templates to Write Winning Grants by Holly Rustick (Rustick Productions) 4.5 Stars (31 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Get Tips, Tools, & Templates to Win Grants! Grant writing shouldn't feel like a trip to the dentist. Take the pain out of the process with this innovative and fun, yes fun, guide. Learn all the inside tips and tools of the grant-writing trade in this easy-to-read and upbeat book. This book is definitely for you if: ?You break out in a cold sweat when your boss mentions the word 'grant'. ?You've been tempted to throw your computer against the wall while writing a grant. ?You happily tell stakeholders there's plenty of grants out ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 165 Pages (3,045 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 15th, 2020

Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century by Riel Miller (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

People are using the future to search for better ways to achieve sustainability, inclusiveness, prosperity, well-being and peace. In addition, the way the future is understood and used is changing in almost all domains, from social science to daily life. This book presents the results of significant research undertaken by UNESCO with a number of partners to detect and define the theory and practice of anticipation around the world today. It uses the concept of 'Futures Literacy' as a tool to define the understanding of anticipatory ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 293 Pages (2,627 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 15th, 2020

How to Overthrow a Government: An historical and hypothetical survey of revolution, civil war, and sedition by Roderick Edwards 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

An historical and hypothetical survey of revolution, civil war, and sedition. Tracing the causes of government overthrow from the beginning of humanity to 2019, this book has enough meat for the political scientist and political junkie alike yet easy to read for the curious. Its contents will prompt further investigation or at least a good cynical knee-jerk.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 118 Pages (1,190 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 15th, 2020

After Olympus by Santiago Xaman (Lone Think Press) 4.3 Stars (63 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

After a Soviet spacecraft on a secret mission falls to earth in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1978, three young men are forced to face a central question of modernity: when ancient sources of narrative lose their credibility, who owns the truth? In their decades-long quest for authenticity these unlikely sleuths formulate an answer -- but not before they have traversed a bewildering world of Russian spies, ancient mysticism and modern day cyber-misdirection.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 351 Pages (3,391 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 15th, 2020

The Mythology of Ancient Egypt: Illustrated Edition by Lewis Spence (Musaicum Books) Price verified 15 hours ago

Egyptian mythology is the collection of myths from ancient Egypt, which describe the actions of the Egyptian gods as a means of understanding the world. The beliefs that these myths express are an important part of ancient Egyptian religion. Myths appear frequently in Egyptian writings and art, particularly in short stories and in religious material such as hymns, ritual texts, funerary texts, and temple decoration. Contents: Exploration, History, and Customs The Priesthood: Mysteries and Temples The Cult of Osiris The Great ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 343 Pages (5,824 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2020

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (RMB) 4.3 Stars (511 Reviews)    Price verified 4 minutes ago

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 113 Pages (906 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2020

Summary of How to Be an Antiracist by Intensive Life Publishing Price verified one day ago

Black, White, Yellow, Red. Are these just color names, or do they mean something else? In this summary and analysis of the #1 Best Seller from Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist, you will learn: • the different kinds of racism; • the cause of racism; • the history of racism; • how to not stay on the sidelines; ... and much more! This summary and analysis can be: • your sneak peek before you buy the original book; • your reading companion while reading the original book; • your supplementary material ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 56 Pages (2,089 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2020

The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Alice Mauger (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.1 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This open access book is the first comparative study of public, voluntary and private asylums in nineteenth-century Ireland. Examining nine institutions, it explores whether concepts of social class and status and the emergence of a strong middle class informed interactions between gender, religion, identity and insanity. It questions whether medical and lay explanations of mental illness and its causes, and patient experiences, were influenced by these concepts. The strong emphasis on land and its interconnectedness with notions of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 302 Pages (1,173 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2020

The Essential Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson by Ralph Waldo Emerson (Musaicum Books) Price verified 7 hours ago

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices: Introduction:Ralph Waldo EmersonBooks:The Conduct of Life:FatePowerWealthCultureBehaviorWorshipConsiderations by the WayBeautyIllusionsEssays-First Series:HistorySelf-RelianceCompensationSpiritual LawsLoveFriendshipPrudenceHeroismThe Over-SoulCirclesIntellectArtEssays-Second Series:The PoetExperienceCharacterMannersGiftsNaturePoliticsNominalist and RealistNew England ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Size: 1,725 KB / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 14th, 2020

The History of Greek Philosophy by Alfred William Benn (Musaicum Books) Price verified 8 hours ago

Ancient Greek philosophy arose in the 6th century BC and continued throughout the Hellenistic period and the period in which Ancient Greece was part of the Roman Empire. Philosophy was used to make sense out of the world in a non-religious way. It dealt with a wide variety of subjects, including political philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, ontology, logic, biology, rhetoric and aesthetics. This two-volume edition gives a complete insight into Greek Philosophy from its beginnings until the occurrence of Christian philosophy and final ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Size: 1,776 KB / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Most Influential Works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Emile, On the Social Contract, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men, Confessions… by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Musaicum Books) Price verified 8 hours ago

Musaicum Press presents to you a collection of the most influential works written by the Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Contents: Emile, or On Education The Social Contract Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Among Men Discourse on the Arts and Sciences A Discourse on Political Economy Confessions New Heloise (An Excerpt)

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The State of France Before the Revolution of 1789: The Cause of Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville (Musaicum Books) Price verified 13 hours ago

The book I now publish is not a history of the French Revolution; that history has been written with too much success for me to attempt to write it again. This volume is a study on the Revolution. The French people made, in 1789, the greatest effort which was ever attempted by any nation to cut, so to speak, their destiny in halves, and to separate by an abyss that which they had heretofore been from that which they sought to become hereafter. For this purpose, they took all sorts of precautions to carry nothing of their past with ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 401 Pages (1,187 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Essential Aristotle: Metaphysics, Ethics, Politics, Poetics & Categories by Aristotle (Musaicum Books) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Aristotle collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This collection presents some of the most famous works of Western Philosophy - including Aristotle's Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, Poetics and Categories.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 874 Pages (1,544 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Mountain Chant (Complete Edition): Navajo Ceremony by Washington Matthews (Musaicum Books) Price verified 14 hours ago

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The ceremony of dsilyídjeqaçàl, or mountain chant -- literally, chant towards (a place) within the mountains -- is one of a large number practiced by the shamans, or medicine men, of the Navajo tribe. I have selected it as the first of those to be described, because I have witnessed it the most frequently, because it is the most interesting to the Caucasian spectator, and because it is the best known to the whites who visit ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 152 Pages (3,444 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Ethics and Politics According to Aristotle by Aristotle (Musaicum Books) Price verified 17 hours ago

Ethics and Politics are two separate works dealing with the same subject. This subject is what Aristotle calls in one place the "philosophy of human affairs;" but more frequently Political or Social Science. In the two works taken together we have their author's whole theory of human conduct or practical activity, that is, of all human activity which is not directed merely to knowledge or truth. The proem to the Ethics is an introduction to the whole subject, not merely to the first part; the last chapter of the Ethics points forward ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 476 Pages (1,280 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Philosophy of Human Affairs: Ethics & Politics by Aristotle (e-artnow) Price verified 18 hours ago

Aristotle's Ethics and Politics are two separate works dealing with the same subject. This subject is what Aristotle calls in one place the "philosophy of human affairs;" but more frequently Political or Social Science. In the two works taken together we have their author's whole theory of human conduct or practical activity, that is, of all human activity which is not directed merely to knowledge or truth. The proem to the Ethics is an introduction to the whole subject, not merely to the first part; the last chapter of the Ethics ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 475 Pages (1,558 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry Into Its Origin And Growth by J. B. Bury (e-artnow) Price verified 21 hours ago

"We may believe in the doctrine of Progress or we may not, but in either case it is a matter of interest to examine the origins and trace the history of what is now, even should it ultimately prove to be no more than an idolum saeculi, the animating and controlling idea of western civilisation." Contents: Some Interpretations of Universal History: Bodin and Le Roy Utility the End of Knowledge: Bacon Cartesianism The Doctrine of Degeneration: the Ancients and Moderns The Progress of Knowledge: Fontenelle The General Progress of Man: ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 234 Pages (1,388 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (RMB) 4.5 Stars (3,031 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian boy called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. The book was written in German, in a simple, yet powerful and lyrical style. It was first published in 1922, after Hesse had spent some time in India in the 1910s.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 121 Pages (940 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

CAPITAL (All 3 Books) by Karl Marx (Musaicum Books) Price verified 22 hours ago

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Capital by Karl Marx is a foundational theoretical text in materialist philosophy, economics and politics. Marx aimed to reveal the economic patterns underpinning the capitalist mode of production, in contrast to classical political economists such as Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill. Marx did not live to publish the planned second and third parts, but they were both completed from his notes and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 2,526 Pages (6,401 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

Aristotle: The Theory of Politics by Aristotle (Musaicum Books) Price verified 22 hours ago

The title of the Politics literally means "the things concerning the polis" and it is considered to be the "philosophy of human affairs". After studying a number of real and theoretical city-states' constitutions, Aristotle classified them according to various criteria. On one side stand the true (or good) constitutions, which are considered such because they aim for the common good, and on the other side the perverted (or deviant) ones, considered such because they aim for the well being of only a part of the city.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 281 Pages (1,033 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Greatest Movement in Human History: How We're Going to Overcome Our Differences, Solve Our Biggest Problems, and Change the World by Randy Lynn 4.8 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

"Insightful and honest, this no-nonsense guide to tackling some of our biggest social problems is exactly what we need right now."--Amy L. Best, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University Changing the world is a skill. Right now, we're bad at it... but we can learn how to be good at it. That's the powerful message at the heart of this transformational book. Deftly and accessibly pulling together decades of social science research, Dr. Lynn explains what we know about how to create social ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 188 Pages (1,992 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election: Complete Report On The Investigation Into Russian ... by Robert S. Mueller (Musaicum Books) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Musaicum Books presents to you the long awaited Muller Report. The results of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation provide answers to questions that caught the attention of the entire American public. Since the first evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election came up, the Democratic public has raised suspicion in President Trump's involvement. The special counsel was appointed to examine these allegations and to determine the fact regarding the biggest political scandal in the recent American ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 576 Pages (2,002 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The History of Freedom of Thought by J. B. Bury (Musaicum Books) 4.1 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Reason Free (Greece And Rome) Reason in Prison (The Middle Ages) Prospect of Deliverance (The Renaissance and the Reformation) Religious Toleration The Growth of Rationalism (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries) The Progress of Rationalism (Nineteenth Century) The Justification of Liberty of Thought

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 260 Pages (935 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 13th, 2020

The Greatest Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Self-Reliance, Spiritual Laws, The Conduct of Life, Nature, Addresses and Lectures, Representative Men, ... by Ralph Waldo Emerson (e-artnow) Price verified 11 hours ago

This meticulously edited collection contains the essential writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The book is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Introduction: Ralph Waldo Emerson Books: The Conduct of Life: Fate Power Wealth Culture Behavior Worship Considerations by the Way Beauty Illusions Essays-First Series: History Self-Reliance Compensation Spiritual Laws Love Friendship Prudence Heroism The Over-Soul Circles Intellect Art Essays-Second Series: The ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 749 Pages (2,046 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

Access to Online Resources: A Guide for the Modern Librarian by Kristina Botyriute (Springer) 3.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.The book offers a concise guide for librarians, helping them understand the challenges, processes and technologies involved in managing access to online resources. After an introduction the book presents cases of general authentication and authorisation. It helps readers understand web based authentication and provides the fundamentals of IP address recognition in an easy to understand manner. A special chapter is dedicated to Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 42 Pages (10,383 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

The Bible Unveiled by M. M. Mangasarian (e-artnow) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

To make it possible for a man to be as honest in his religion as he would like to be in his business; to make him as unafraid in church as he aims to be anywhere else, and to help make him as impatient of a lie on Sunday as he is on any other day of the week, is the object of these studies on the Bible. In this book Mangasarian presents numerous evidences which prove that the Bible is not an authentic book but a compilation of older myths and legends.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 233 Pages (1,438 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

Timeless Quotes, Quips and Wise Sayings by Jim Redman 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Most of us love quotes, and go through life sharing favorites with those around us. We admire these few words or phrases that touch a nerve, strike a cord, and seem to sum up some eternal truth or foible about the human condition. This is an eclectic collection of wisdom and opinion by personalities, notable and ordinary, down the ages. Moving, sometimes amusing, often provocative, the entries are presented in the broad categories of Everyday Life, Philosophy and Religion, Politics and Government, War and Conflict, History and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 129 Pages (875 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

Creative Mind: Lessons and Speeches on Mental and Spiritual Law by Ernest Holmes (e-artnow) 4.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Creative Mind displays what each soul must discover for himself, that he stands in the midst of an eternal creative power which presses itself around his own thought, and casts back to him glorified all that he thinks. If it awakens within the consciousness of one single individual the realization that the mind of the Universal (which is the only mind that there is) is his own mind that the creative power of this mind is his also; that the manifestation of this mind is his own individuality; that the love and power and peace of this ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 98 Pages (978 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life by Émile Durkheim (e-artnow) 3.4 Stars (33 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life analyses religion as a social phenomenon. Durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living. His study of totemic societies in Australia led to a conclusion that the animal or plant that each clan worshipped as a sacred power was in fact that society itself. According to Durkheim, early ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 176 Pages (1,811 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

The Prince: Political Treatise by Niccolò Machiavelli (e-artnow) 4.4 Stars (2,793 Reviews)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

The Prince is a political treatise by the Florentine philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli, written c. 1513. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Machiavelli dedicated The Prince to the ruling Medici of the time, leading some today to still speculate whether ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 113 Pages (1,635 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

Crime and Criminal: Murder Mystery Thriller by Richard Marsh (e-artnow) 3.7 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

This carefully crafted ebook: "Crime and Criminal" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. When Mr. Thomas Tennant got on a train from Brighton to Victoria he was unpleasantly surprised to see Nelly, a woman that tricked him thousand and one time, and whom he thought she was dead for seven years. They struggle in a carriage and the woman falls through the door and out of the train. Still confused with what happened, at the next station Tennant meets a certain detective who is looking for a ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 360 Pages (1,789 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

Matter and Memory by Henri Bergson (e-artnow) 3.7 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Matter and Memory presents an analysis of the classical philosophical problems concerning this relation. Within that frame the analysis of memory serves the purpose of clarifying the problem. Matter and Memory was written in reaction to the book The Maladies of Memory by Théodule Ribot, which appeared in 1881. Ribot claimed that the findings of brain science proved that memory is lodged within a particular part of the nervous system; localized within the brain and thus being of a material nature. Bergson was opposed to this ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 158 Pages (1,429 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 12th, 2020

The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche (GIANLUCA) 4.3 Stars (129 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Contains a Preface and three interrelated essays that expand on the concepts he laid out in Beyond Good and Evil. The essays are: First Treatise: "Good and Evil", "Good and Bad"; Second Treatise: "Guilt", "Bad Conscienc", and "Related Matters"; "Third Treatise": "What do ascetic ideals mean?".

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 157 Pages (700 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 11th, 2020

Fading Foundations: Probability and the Regress Problem (Synthese Library Book 383) by David Atkinson (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book addresses the age-old problem of infinite regresses in epistemology. How can we ever come to know something if knowing requires having good reasons, and reasons can only be good if they are backed by good reasons in turn? The problem has puzzled philosophers ever since antiquity, giving rise to what is often called Agrippa's Trilemma. The current volume approaches the old problem in a provocative and thoroughly contemporary way. Taking seriously the idea that good reasons ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 249 Pages (4,965 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 11th, 2020

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (GIANLUCA) 4.6 Stars (2,337 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The Prophet contains 26 essays of prose poetry written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. He tells of the prophet Almustafa, who lived in the foreign city of Orfalese for 12 years and who is about to embark on a ship that will take him home. He was stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. and take care of each other.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 79 Pages (435 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 11th, 2020

Don’t Go There: From Chernobyl to North Korea—one man’s quest to lose himself and find everyone else in the world’s strangest places (Weird ... by Adam Fletcher (Wanderlust Words) 4.4 Stars (373 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

It was supposed to be a normal city break... ... it ended in the strangest places in the world. They shouldn't have tear gassed best-selling (bald) author Adam Fletcher. It ruined his supposedly normal holiday in Istanbul, made him curious, and began a quest to visit places everyone else is trying to escape from, and tourists don't normally go to. In this hilarious travel memoir, he'll enter a blizzard in China armed with only biscuits; pose as a scientist to sneak into Chernobyl; be chased by Croatian police boats en route to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 246 Pages (1,407 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 11th, 2020

Killer Moms: 16 Bizarre True Crime Stories of Murderous Moms by Jack Rosewood 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

We all love our mothers, right? Our moms fed us, tucked is into our beds at night, and nursed all of our bruises, both physical and emotional when we were kids. For most of us, we have our mothers to thank for the men and women we are today. But not all mothers are so great. In fact, some moms are just downright nasty and evil. In this book, you'll learn about sixteen of the most terrible cases of moms who killed their own children. None of these women will get a mother of the year award and very few will get Mother's Day cards ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 200 Pages (3,101 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 11th, 2020

The Book of Sacred Prescriptions: The Timeless Art of Feeling Light by Landi Jac (Worldwide Business Intelligence) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Every day of your life you interact with two distinct worlds - your inner reality as well as the outer illusion. You are an alchemist, created to rise above your daily experiences and establish universes unimaginable. We all experience trials and tribulations in life. Some days we look at the composite of who we are, what we have, how we act and we know we desire to be more, to live more, to embrace all that life has to offer. But how... The Book of Sacred Prescriptions will help you to remember how you have done this before. ?So ...

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Young, Female and Black by Heidi Safia Mirza (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently underachieve both at school and in the labour market. In a comparative study of research and writig from America, Britain and the Caribbean Young, Female and Black re-examines our ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 254 Pages (1,035 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California (Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability) by Jesse M. Keenan (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 172 Pages (4,063 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Where Einstein had failed: A compendium of New Physics by Claus Birkholz (BookRix) 3.8 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Einstein's revolutionary ideas had been suffering from his rudimentary mathematical knowledge beyond the domain of differential geometry. Thus, he never recognised the invariants of his General Relativity, and he never had been able to formulate his "World Formula". Hence, his basic equation remained somewhat blurry and fuzzy, touching just one of his invariants; the additional ones fully escaped his notice. His description of physics close to big values of heavy masses went completely wrong: the rotation of stars about the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 89 Pages (1,544 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Dignity in the 21st Century: Middle East and West (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy) by Doris Schroeder (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY license. This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life. Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the book is co-authored by scholars from two different cultures (Middle East and West). As a result, the interpretations of dignity covered are broader than those in most Western publications. Second, the ambition of the book is ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 118 Pages (1,487 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West by Clarissa W. Atkinson (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe. After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 310 Pages (888 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics by John McGowan (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 262 Pages (1,313 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 5th, 2020

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim von Braun (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. "Marginality" is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 406 Pages (5,978 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13) by Johannes Glückler (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America. Rooted in the disciplines of management and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 322 Pages (6,841 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Empire’s Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars by Adam Moore (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

In a dramatic unveiling of the little-known world of contracted military logistics, Adam Moore examines the lives of the global army of laborers who support US overseas wars. Empire's Labor brings us the experience of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who perform jobs such as truck drivers and administrative assistants at bases located in warzones in the Middle East and Africa. He highlights the changes the US military has undergone since the Vietnam War, when the ratio of contractors to uniformed personnel was roughly 1:6. ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 250 Pages (4,183 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting (Brown Democracy Medal) by Michael P. McDonald (Cornell Selects) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal is an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University. It annually recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the world. Micah Altman and Michael P. McDonald unveil the Public Mapping Project, which developed DistrictBuilder, an open-source software redistricting application designed to give the public transparent, accessible, and easy-to-use ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 120 Pages (1,672 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice by Susan Sniader Lanser (Cornell University Press) 3.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -- including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 304 Pages (595 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest by Robert Edelman (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia's most advanced agrarian regions ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 208 Pages (3,353 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing) by Françoise Lionnet (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women's autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse Condé, Marie-Thérèse Humbert, Augustine, and Nietzsche.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 280 Pages (1,172 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Drones and the Creative Industry: Innovative Strategies for European SMEs by Virginia Santamarina-Campos (Springer) 3.3 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This open access, interdisciplinary book presents innovative strategies in the use of civil drones in the cultural and creative industry. Specially aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the book offers valuable insights from the fields of marketing, engineering, arts and management. With contributions from experts representing varied interests throughout the creative industry, including academic researchers, software developers and engineers, it analyzes the needs of the creative industry when using civil drones both ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 171 Pages (21,788 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 4th, 2020

Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn" -- the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 224 Pages (7,219 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories (Advancing Global Bioethics Book 11) by Dónal P. O’Mathúna (Springer) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

This Open Access Book is the first to examine disasters from a multidisciplinary perspective. Justification of actions in the face of disasters requires recourse both to conceptual analysis and ethical traditions. Part 1 of the book contains chapters on how disasters are conceptualized in different academic disciplines relevant to disasters. Part 2 has chapters on how ethical issues that arise in relation to disasters can be addressed from a number of fundamental normative approaches in moral and political philosophy. This book sets ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 258 Pages (1,138 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

The Purpose of Life by Parmeet Shah 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The Purpose of Life is a short book that tackles the deepest questions about our life and existence. It puts forth insights from science to answer these questions, which have for too long been limited to realms of religion and spirituality. It sheds light on why we do the things we do; on the forces that drive all of our thoughts, feelings and behaviour and helps make sense of this crazy world we live in. It's written in easy to read language in order to be accessible to a wide audience and won't take you more than 1-2 hours to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 83 Pages (3,290 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice by Franziska Krause (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 309 Pages (514 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement by Mark R. Warren (Beacon Press) 4.1 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

Parents, young people, community organizers, and educators describe how they are fighting systemic racism in schools by building a new intersectional educational justice movement. Illuminating the struggles and triumphs of the emerging educational justice movement, this anthology tells the stories of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against systemic inequities and the mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. It offers a social justice alternative to the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 216 Pages (3,092 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice by Bridget Conor (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Screenwriting: Creative Labor and Professional Practice analyzes the histories, practices, identities and subjects which form and shape the daily working lives of screenwriters. Author Bridget Conor considers the ways in which contemporary screenwriters navigate and make sense of the labor markets in which they are immersed. Chapters explore areas including: • Screenwriting histories and myths of the profession • Screenwriting as creative labor • Screenwriters' working lives • Screenwriting work and the how-to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 166 Pages (1,417 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 1st, 2020

The Attack of the Unexpected by Magnus Lindkvist (Marshall Cavendish Business) 4.5 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 41 minutes ago

Everything in life is, in a sense, unexpected. From the people you meet to the events you experience. But sometimes the unexpected attacks. It eats at you and fundamentally changes where you are and where you are going. September 11, the credit crunch, and the rise of the World Wide Web are recent examples of agenda changing megaevents that we were forced to react to in some way or another. This book, by one of the world's leading trendspotters, is designed to help you understand the nature of unexpected events and how we are ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 160 Pages (2,465 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Monsters: After Dinner Conversation Short Story Series by Ana Carolina Pereira (After Dinner Conversation) 3.9 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Synopsis: There are monsters roaming the neighborhood, but sometimes you need to go outside for ice cream. After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions. Podcast discussions of this short story, and others, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Youtube.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 22 Pages (822 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications by Magnus Vinding (Ratio Ethica) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The reduction of suffering deserves special priority. Many ethical views support this claim, yet so far these have not been presented in a single place. Suffering-Focused Ethics provides the most comprehensive presentation of suffering-focused arguments and views to date, including a moral realist case for minimizing extreme suffering. The book then explores the all-important issue of how we can best reduce suffering in practice, and outlines a coherent and pragmatic path forward. "An inspiring book on the world's most important ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 314 Pages (3,989 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Prohibition: After Dinner Conversation Short Story Series by David Edward Rose (After Dinner Conversation) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

"Are there some laws you should ignore?" Synopsis - A wealthy addict heads to a seedy part of town for a fix and gets more than he bargained for. After Dinner Conversation is a growing series of short stories across genres to draw out deeper discussions with friends and family. Each story is an accessible example of an abstract ethical or philosophical idea and is accompanied by suggested discussion questions. Podcast discussions of this short story, and others, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Youtube.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 23 Pages (1,069 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Jun 19th, 2020

Hands on Media History: A new methodology in the humanities and social sciences by Nick Hall (Routledge) Price verified 7 hours ago

Hands on Media History explores the whole range of hands on media history techniques for the first time, offering both practical guides and general perspectives. It covers both analogue and digital media; film, television, video, gaming, photography and recorded sound. Understanding media means understanding the technologies involved. The hands on history approach can open our minds to new perceptions of how media technologies work and how we work with them. Essays in this collection explore the difficult questions of reconstruction ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 256 Pages (3,028 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 19th, 2020

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie (Beacon Press) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

"A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence." -- Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. By placing the individual stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall in the broader context of the twin epidemics ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x] / Length: 362 Pages (7,229 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Jun 16th, 2020
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