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Revolutionary Weight Loss: The Predictable Plan to Lose It for Good This Time by Kate Motz (Difference Press) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Are you fed up and looking for an easy weight-loss plan that works? You may have heard that weight loss is all about eating less and exercising more. You may have heard that feeling exhausted, moody, and overweight is "normal at your age," and that there is a prescription pill that will fix it. But you don't want to take a pill and are tired of dieting without results. If you are serious about losing the weight for good and feeling confident in your body again, this is your chance. Weight loss resistance is real, and you can overcome it. There is an evidence-based approach to weight loss that your doctor isn't telling you about. Author Kate Motz is here to show you why it's not all in your head and that you can overcome your weight loss struggles, at any age. In Revolutionary Weight Loss, you'll learn a groundbreaking system that shows you how you can: • Uncover the real reasons you still struggle to lose weight • Stop wasting time and money on tactics that don't work for you • Start losing weight immediately • Boost your confidence and revitalize your health without deprivation • Discover the key to lose weight for good If you are frustrated and confused about why your hard work isn't paying off, then Revolutionary Weight Lossis the brave and innovative answer you have been looking for. Start your journey today.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 162 Pages (1,685 KB)
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Added: Aug 15th, 2020

The Adventures of Kilimanjaro and Africa Safari by Vikas Pawar 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This is a heartwarming story of grit and determination. Fueled by love, passion and reason, follow one ordinary man's journey from a hospital emergency room to the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, in less than a year. Why did he choose to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? At 19,341 ft (5,895m) and just three degrees south of the equator, Kilimanjaro features a unique combination of five distinct climate zones. One must navigate them while adjusting to constantly changing altitude and diminishing oxygen. What was the preparation like for such a grueling climb? On this hike, one can experience the breathtakingly beautiful wilderness of Mount Kilimanjaro. At the same time, the hikers are subjected to physical exhaustion, mental fatigue, and treacherous weather conditions. What challenges did he face on this seven-day trek? Was he able to overcome them? What lessons did he learn along the way? This captivating read answers all the questions and takes you through the enchanting world of African safari and thrilling encounters on Mount Kilimanjaro. In the end, this inspiring story culminates in the author's reflections about the qualities that helped him thrive in the face of adversity. Whether you are a casual reader, a traveler, a nature enthusiast, or an adventure junkie, you will find this book very engaging.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 107 Pages (3,726 KB)
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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 4 hours 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 for 3rd grade kids? • Would you like to have fun and help your child sharpen his mind and become a maths genius? If "yes" then this book is for you! Math in the 3rd grade is quite challenging for many parents and students. This book is designed to make math easier for 3rd grade students and parents. Who should take this math book? This book is for parents and teachers who want to better support their 3rd grade math student and help them maximise their math skills. The confidence and self-esteem students will gain during and after learning this book will shine through over 320+ math activities with pictures. This book has included over 320+ activities, covering the most important math topics for 3rd grade children include: subtraction, addition, multiplication and division, ordering, balancing equation, counting on and back, rounding numbers, ordering numbers, converting metric units, word problems and much more. Why you should take this math book? If your child is struggling in 3rd grade math or you want to see your child get ahead, this book is for you. Students who take this book not only learn the fundamentals & advance of math, but they also gain self-esteem and confidence in the math classroom. The goal of this entire book is to improve the child's level of confidence and ability to concentrate. Once a child is focused, math becomes easier and maybe even enjoyable. Math class can be a frustrating place for many ...

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

First Time Home Buyers Guide: Everything You Need To Know Before Buying Your First House by ERNIE BRAVEBOY 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

You Are About To Discover Insider Secrets That Will Have You Buying Your First Home Like A Real Estate Pro! You've been meaning to buy a home for a long time, but the very thought of it makes your insides twist and turn. On the face of it, the venture looks very risky, and a mistake of this magnitude could have you regretting for decades to come. After all, you've never bought a home before, and real estate is an area filled with professionals of all kinds, all who might take advantage of a naïve buyer. And you don't want to be the type of person who gets taken advantage of. Perhaps you've told yourself the following: I could lose the savings of a life-time if I make a mistake A friend of mine recently had their home foreclosed on. It was horrible. I don't wish to suffer the same fate. I have never trusted bankers and mortgage brokers. How am I supposed to go into business with them? I am really busy; I don't have time to shop around for a home. What if I get sold a home that has problems all over it? What if I can't manage the mortgage payments? I don't even know what kind of home I can afford I have never been good at negotiating for a smaller price on anything. How can I get a home at a bargain? If you have had thoughts like these, this book is for you. In it, you will learn the following: • What it really means to be a first-time home buyer and why this understanding could change everything for you, to your advantage • How you can evaluate your financial health and know just how attractive you look to bankers • The one rule you must never break when it comes to negotiating for a house in a sellers' market • How you can pick the best team of experts to take care of your interests in a transaction • The inside scoop on finding great deals on a home • What you need to watch out for when dealing with homes that were part of a foreclosure • Mistakes that you should avoid making before you close the deal on your home • The steps ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 201 Pages (4,355 KB)
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Added: Aug 14th, 2020

The God Point : The Understanding of Mysterious Life between Zero and Infinity by Sunil Kumar (Notion Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Dear Planet-mate, Ever wondered how to respond when an extra-terrestrial entity asks about our identity? Should we reveal our identity as the typical 2020s Homo sapiens who are intelligent enough to get embroiled in so-called value chain jobs, intricate lifestyles, overdosage of emotions and with pseudo ownership of organic bodies, which must be dissolved back to the true owner -- Planet Earth? Or Should we introduce ourselves as the absolute earthmen, Humans and the Supreme species of the planet? Life transcends from 'is to was' while it has many unanswered questions between 2L. The term '2L' refers to 'Live and Leave'. What happens in between is nothing but Fillers of Life! We understand basics through spiritual and philosophical cognizance about living an ostensibly beautiful life, albeit it is not. Why? Several questions have us clinging to the think-rethink infinity cycle. God Point finds credible answers in a more scientific and less spiritual approach. God Point is about viewing life from infinite God coordinates to make life more interpretable, pragmatic and delightful.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 192 Pages (4,310 KB)
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Added: Aug 14th, 2020

BUILD YOUR OWN HYDROPONICS: how to build an incredible system at home in your backyard even if you are a beginner and you don't have a greenhouse. ... by BRIAN GROW 4.6 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

IF YOU WANT TO DISCOVER HOW TO BUILD AN HYDROPONIC SYSTEM, THEN KEEP READING... Hydroponics is a means of growing plants without soil. It makes use of nutrient-rich water, or a nutrient solution as well as techniques that allow the plant to grow. You can also use sand or gravel, with added nutrients. Hydroponics is a division of hydroculture and is a way of cultivating plants with the use of mineral nutrient solutions and water and without soil. Terrestrial herbs may be cultivated with their roots in the mineral solution. They may be also grown on inert medium such as mineral wool, biochar, gravel, perlite, coconut husk and expanded clay pebbles. You should read this book because it is the most fundamental lesson you will ever learn when it comes to growing hydroponically. As a food factory, a plant should have an endless supply of high-quality raw materials for it to continue producing new stem, leaf, flowers, and fruit, which we see as growth. Because plants are not as agile as humans, it is far more difficult in nature to fulfill their increasing appetite than it is for us with a demand at every point in time. And as a result, plants have learned to adapt to the environment they inhabit and the climates. And in many cases, in doing so, they lost their own genetic potential. For example, if a plant is admired for its flavor and moved to a different environment, the stress can cause the plant to reduce the oils that are responsible for its savory taste. If this stress persists, it will evolve to resolve the environmental stress in future generations as the plant grows, and this adaptation may very well lead to a healthy, yet flavorless variety. This Book Contains: • Why Build A Hydroponic System and Different Types • What do you Need to Build your System? • How to Build your Own Hydroponic System for Beginners • Humidity level, Aeration and Lighting System • Grow Room Setup : Growing Plants Without Soil • Tips and Tricks to Growing ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 114 Pages (5,348 KB)
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Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Scaling of Differential Equations (Simula SpringerBriefs on Computing Book 2) by Hans Petter Langtangen (Springer) 4.2 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The book serves both as a reference for various scaled models with corresponding dimensionless numbers, and as a resource for learning the art of scaling. A special feature of the book is the emphasis on how to create software for scaled models, based on existing software for unscaled models. Scaling (or non-dimensionalization) is a mathematical technique that greatly simplifies the setting of input parameters in numerical simulations. Moreover, scaling enhances the understanding of how different physical processes interact in a differential equation model. Compared to the existing literature, where the topic of scaling is frequently encountered, but very often in only a brief and shallow setting, the present book gives much more thorough explanations of how to reason about finding the right scales. This process is highly problem dependent, and therefore the book features a lot of worked examples, from very simple ODEs to systems of PDEs, especially from fluid mechanics. The text is easily accessible and example-driven. The first part on ODEs fits even a lower undergraduate level, while the most advanced multiphysics fluid mechanics examples target the graduate level. The scientific literature is full of scaled models, but in most of the cases, the scales are just stated without thorough mathematical reasoning. This book explains how the scales are found mathematically. This book will be a valuable read for anyone doing numerical simulations based on ordinary or partial differential equations.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 152 Pages (7,414 KB)
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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 8 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 are organized in topical sections as follows: Part I: SAT and SMT, SAT solving and theorem proving; verification and analysis; model checking; tool demo; and machine learning. Part II: concurrent and distributed systems; monitoring and runtime verification; hybrid and stochastic systems; synthesis; symbolic verification; and safety and fault-tolerant systems.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 689 Pages (81,759 KB)
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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 8 hours 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 methods and software to solve problems in the fields of physics and biology.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 507 Pages (10,674 KB)
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Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Everyday Life of an Algorithm by Daniel Neyland (Palgrave Pivot) 4.2 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This open access book begins with an algorithm-a set of IF... THEN rules used in the development of a new, ethical, video surveillance architecture for transport hubs. Readers are invited to follow the algorithm over three years, charting its everyday life. Questions of ethics, transparency, accountability and market value must be grasped by the algorithm in a series of ever more demanding forms of experimentation. Here the algorithm must prove its ability to get a grip on everyday life if it is to become an ordinary feature of the settings where it is being put to work. Through investigating the everyday life of the algorithm, the book opens a conversation with existing social science research that tends to focus on the power and opacity of algorithms. In this book we have unique access to the algorithm's design, development and testing, but can also bear witness to its fragility and dependency on others.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 183 Pages (4,055 KB)
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Added: Aug 11th, 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 3 hours 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, spatial, and temporal logics; type theory and proof theory; concurrency theory and process calculi; rewriting theory; semantics of programming languages; program analysis, correctness, transformation, and verification; logics of programming; software specification and refinement; models of concurrent, reactive, stochastic, distributed, hybrid, and mobile systems; emerging models of computation; logical aspects of computational complexity; models of software security; and logical foundations of data bases.?

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 659 Pages (31,389 KB)
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Added: Aug 10th, 2020

Remarks On Existentialism: Boredom, Anxiety and Freedom by Jack R Ernest (Lulu.com) 3.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This set of remarks on the subject of Existential Psychology discusses numerous topics. Conformity, Identity and Labels are all made reference to with regards to their influence on existential theory. Furthermore the existential component of schizophrenia is analysed. The set of notes is 80 pages long and easy to read and understand. The theory is founded on the philosophy of Scottish psychiatrist RD Laing. This is the second edition of these notes.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 130 Pages (311 KB)
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Added: Aug 10th, 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 7 hours 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 Christianity, Islam and Africa's many indigenous religious and cultural traditions. In terms of law, the need for effective policies and for states and governments to work with indigenous groups and communities towards environmental solutions is also apparent.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 640 Pages (2,559 KB)
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Added: Aug 9th, 2020

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy by Iris Lewandowski (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours 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 elaborate on the diverse aspects of the bioeconomy. They have acquired in-depth experience of interdisciplinary research through the university's focus on "Bioeconomy", its contribution to the Bioeconomy Research Program of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and its participation in the German Bioeconomy Council. With the number of bioeconomy-related projects at European universities rising, this book will provide graduate students and researchers with background information on the bioeconomy. It will familiarize scientific readers with bioeconomy-related terms and give scientific background for economists, agronomists and natural scientists alike.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 651 Pages (16,324 KB)
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Added: Aug 7th, 2020

Step One: Save the World: The Journey of a Water Protector by DJ Rankin 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

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

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 755 Pages (1,128 KB)
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Added: Aug 6th, 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 3 hours 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 parts, the first part of the book provides an overview of the damage and measures taken to overcome them by the local municipalities and the Tokyo University of Agriculture. The second part presents data and results of agricultural recovery from the tsunami -- for example, monitoring systems, reconstruction models, and convenient, low-cost methods developed for the restoration of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The third part focuses on recovery from radiation-contaminated farmlands and forests and consequent reputational damages. Included are various primary data obtained from field experiments and surveys, studies on the mechanism of contamination, and the results of radical monitoring, decontamination, and restoration techniques performed at this site. The final part is a collection of reflections of local farmers, forest owners, and students who participated in the project. The academic trials and errors recorded in this book are an invaluable contribution to disaster management and recovery processes. It is written for a wide audience, not limited to researchers and students, but also for government and state officials, municipalities, agricultural cooperative staff members, and farmers.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 352 Pages (8,807 KB)
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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 3 hours 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 Assessment Programme (HIMAP) under the coordination of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). This assessment was conducted between 2013 and 2017 as the first of a series of monitoring and assessment reports, under the guidance of the HIMAP Steering Committee: Eklabya Sharma (ICIMOD), Atiq Raman (Bangladesh), Yuba Raj Khatiwada (Nepal), Linxiu Zhang (China), Surendra Pratap Singh (India), Tandong Yao (China) and David Molden (ICIMOD and Chair of the HIMAP SC). This First HKH Assessment Report consists of 16 chapters, which comprehensively assess the current state of knowledge of the HKH region, increase the understanding of various drivers of change and their impacts, address critical data gaps and develop a set of evidence-based and actionable policy solutions and recommendations. These are linked to nine mountain priorities for the mountains and people of the HKH consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals. This book is a must-read for policy makers, academics and students interested in this important region and an essentially important resource for contributors to global assessments such as the IPCC reports.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 649 Pages (87,785 KB)
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Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2014 by National Research Council (National Academies Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The original charter of the Space Science Board was established in June 1958, 3 months before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) opened its doors. The Space Science Board and its successor, the Space Studies Board (SSB), have provided expert external and independent scientific and programmatic advice to NASA on a continuous basis from NASA's inception until the present. The SSB has also provided such advice to other executive branch agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Department of Defense, as well as to Congress. Space Studies Board Annual Report 2014 covers a message from the chair of the SSB, David N. Spergel. This report also explains the origins of the Space Science Board, how the Space Studies Board functions today, the SSB's collaboration with other National Research Council units, assures the quality of the SSB reports, acknowledges the audience and sponsors, and expresses the necessity to enhance the outreach and improve dissemination of SSB reports. This report will be relevant to a full range of government audiences in civilian space research - including NASA, NSF, NOAA, USGS, and the Department of Energy, as well members of the SSB, policy makers, and researchers.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 147 Pages (7,485 KB)
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Added: Aug 5th, 2020

Advances in Proof-Theoretic Semantics (Trends in Logic Book 43) by Thomas Piecha (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

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

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 289 Pages (4,650 KB)
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Added: Aug 4th, 2020

Mountain, Water, Rock, God: Understanding Kedarnath in the Twenty-First Century by Luke Whitmore (University of California Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 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. In Mountain, Water, Rock, God, Luke Whitmore situates the disastrous flooding that fell on the Hindu Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath in 2013 within a broader religious and ecological context. Whitmore explores the longer story of this powerful realm of the Hindu god Shiva through a holistic theoretical perspective that integrates phenomenological and systems-based approaches to the study of religion, pilgrimage, place, and ecology. He argues that close attention to places of religious significance offers a model for thinking through connections between ritual, narrative, climate destabilization, tourism, development, and disaster, and he shows how these critical components of human life in the twenty-first century intersect in the human experience of place.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 278 Pages (11,913 KB)
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Added: Aug 4th, 2020

Student Misconceptions and Errors in Physics and Mathematics: Exploring Data from TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced (IEA Research for Education Book 9) by Teresa Neidorf (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access report explores the nature and extent of students' misconceptions and misunderstandings related to core concepts in physics and mathematics and physics across grades four, eight and 12. Twenty years of data from the IEA's Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and TIMSS Advanced assessments are analyzed, specifically for five countries (Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovenia, and the United States) who participated in all or almost all TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced assessments between 1995 and 2015. The report focuses on students' understandings related to gravitational force in physics and linear equations in mathematics. It identifies some specific misconceptions, errors, and misunderstandings demonstrated by the TIMSS Advanced grade 12 students for these core concepts, and shows how these can be traced back to poor foundational development of these concepts in earlier grades. Patterns in misconceptions and misunderstandings are reported by grade, country, and gender. In addition, specific misconceptions and misunderstandings are tracked over time, using trend items administered in multiple assessment cycles. The study and associated methodology may enable education systems to help identify specific needs in the curriculum, improve inform instruction across grades and also raise possibilities for future TIMSS assessment design and reporting that may provide more diagnostic outcomes.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 174 Pages (9,123 KB)
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Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Advances in Discrete Differential Geometry by Alexander I. Bobenko (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This is one of the first books on a newly emerging field of discrete differential geometry and an excellent way to access this exciting area. It surveys the fascinating connections between discrete models in differential geometry and complex analysis, integrable systems and applications in computer graphics. The authors take a closer look at discrete models in differential geometry and dynamical systems. Their curves are polygonal, surfaces are made from triangles and quadrilaterals, and time is discrete. Nevertheless, the difference between the corresponding smooth curves, surfaces and classical dynamical systems with continuous time can hardly be seen. This is the paradigm of structure-preserving discretizations. Current advances in this field are stimulated to a large extent by its relevance for computer graphics and mathematical physics. This book is written by specialists working together on a common research project. It is about differential geometry and dynamical systems, smooth and discrete theories, and on pure mathematics and its practical applications. The interaction of these facets is demonstrated by concrete examples, including discrete conformal mappings, discrete complex analysis, discrete curvatures and special surfaces, discrete integrable systems, conformal texture mappings in computer graphics, and free-form architecture. This richly illustrated book will convince readers that this new branch of mathematics is both beautiful and useful. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers in differential geometry, complex analysis, mathematical physics, numerical methods, discrete geometry, as well as computer graphics and geometry processing.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 439 Pages (31,500 KB)
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Added: Aug 2nd, 2020

Innovations in Derivatives Markets: Fixed Income Modeling, Valuation Adjustments, Risk Management, and Regulation (Springer Proceedings in ... by Kathrin Glau (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

This book presents 20 peer-reviewed chapters on current aspects of derivatives markets and derivative pricing. The contributions, written by leading researchers in the field as well as experienced authors from the financial industry, present the state of the art in: ? Modeling counterparty credit risk: credit valuation adjustment, debit valuation adjustment, funding valuation adjustment, and wrong way risk. ? Pricing and hedging in fixed-income markets and multi-curve interest-rate modeling. ? Recent developments concerning contingent convertible bonds, the measuring of basis spreads, and the modeling of implied correlations. The recent financial crisis has cast tremendous doubts on the classical view on derivative pricing. Now, counterparty credit risk and liquidity issues are integral aspects of a prudent valuation procedure and the reference interest rates are represented by a multitude of curves according to their different periods and maturities. A panel discussion included in the book (featuring Damiano Brigo, Christian Fries, John Hull, and Daniel Sommer) on the foundations of modeling and pricing in the presence of counterparty credit risk provides intriguing insights on the debate.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 449 Pages (10,986 KB)
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Added: Jul 31st, 2020

Volcanic Unrest : From Science to Society (Advances in Volcanology) by Joachim Gottsmann (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 19 hours ago

This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:1. The global significance of volcanic unrest2. Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity3. Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena4. Bridging the gap between science and decision-makingVolcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment. Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of the causative links between subsurface processes, resulting unrest signals and imminent eruption is incomplete. When a volcano evolves from dormancy into a phase of unrest, important scientific, political and social questions need to be addressed. This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers of volcanic phenomena, professionals in volcanic hazard and risk assessment, observatory personnel, as well as emergency managers who wish to learn about the complex nature of volcanic unrest and how to utilize new findings to deal with unrest phenomena at scientific and emergency managing levels. This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 321 Pages (42,830 KB)
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Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Jennifer Wallis (Palgrave Macmillan) 3.9 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the 'truth' of mental disease, a whole host of techniques and technologies were brought to bear upon the patient's body. These practices encompassed the clinical and the pathological, from testing the patient's reflexes to dissecting the brain. Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum takes a unique approach to the topic, conducting a chapter-by-chapter dissection of the body. It considers how asylum doctors viewed and investigated the skin, muscles, bones, brain, and bodily fluids. The book demonstrates the importance of the body in nineteenth-century psychiatry as well as how the asylum functioned as a site of research, and will be of value to historians of psychiatry, the body, and scientific practice.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 292 Pages (2,410 KB)
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Instrument Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-15B by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (110 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This is the FAA's primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules and training. It (IFR) covers everything pertinent to operating an aircraft, both in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and without reference to outside visuals, relying solely on the information gleaned from the cockpit. Information applies to both analog and electronic flight displays, and is organized into separate coverage of the traditional and pictorial displays. Instrument Flying Handbook includes chapters on national airspace system, the air traffic control system, human factors, aerodynamics, flight instruments, flight maneuvers for IFR operations, navigation, emergency operations, as well as helicopter operations and more. Advanced systems are covered, including flight management systems, the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD), synthetic vision, and traffic advisory systems. Instrument clearance shorthand is discussed, and an instrument training lesson guide is provided. The Instrument Flying Handbook is designed for use by flight instructors, pilots preparing for the Instrument Rating FAA Knowledge and Practical Exams, and instrument-rated pilots looking for a refresher or preparing for an Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC). This edition features with full-color illustrations and diagrams, along with a comprehensive glossary and index.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 368 Pages (77,872 KB)
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Flowing Matter (Soft and Biological Matter) by Federico Toschi (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book, published in the Soft and Biological Matter series, presents an introduction to selected research topics in the broad field of flowing matter, including the dynamics of fluids with a complex internal structure -from nematic fluids to soft glasses- as well as active matter and turbulent phenomena. Flowing matter is a subject at the crossroads between physics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, biology and earth sciences, and relies on a multidisciplinary approach to describe the emergence of the macroscopic behaviours in a system from the coordinated dynamics of its microscopic constituents. Depending on the microscopic interactions, an assembly of molecules or of mesoscopic particles can flow like a simple Newtonian fluid, deform elastically like a solid or behave in a complex manner. When the internal constituents are active, as for biological entities, one generally observes complex large-scale collective motions. Phenomenology is further complicated by the invariable tendency of fluids to display chaos at the large scales or when stirred strongly enough. This volume presents several research topics that address these phenomena encompassing the traditional micro-, meso-, and macro-scales descriptions, and contributes to our understanding of the fundamentals of flowing matter. This book is the legacy of the COST Action MP1305 "Flowing Matter".

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 471 Pages (44,378 KB)
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The Universe by Laurentiu Mihaescu (Premius) 3.6 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In my first book, 'Prime Theory', I gave a full explanation over space, time, matter and all of nature's fundamental forces. As this theory has considerably shifted the paradigm of modern physics, new laws are to be written and some of the old ones would have to be reformulated. The principles of relativity, which no longer assure an accurate description of the physical world, will now have to change. My new book, 'The Universe', is about how the absoluteness and relativeness are born from the granular dynamics and how they actually work together, at any scale and at any moment, to describe reality and to build a truly unified theory of everything.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 107 Pages (1,134 KB)
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Innovative Medicine: Basic Research and Development by Kazuwa Nakao (Springer) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This book is devoted to innovative medicine, comprising the proceedings of the Uehara Memorial Foundation Symposium 2014. It remains extremely rare for the findings of basic research to be developed into clinical applications, and it takes a long time for the process to be achieved. The task of advancing the development of basic research into clinical reality lies with translational science, yet the field seems to struggle to find a way to move forward. To create innovative medical technology, many steps need to be taken: development and analysis of optimal animal models of human diseases, elucidation of genomic and epidemiological data, and establishment of "proof of concept". There is also considerable demand for progress in drug research, new surgical procedures, and new clinical devices and equipment. While the original research target may be rare diseases, it is also important to apply those findings more broadly to common diseases. The book covers a wide range of topics and is organized into three complementary parts. The first part is basic research for innovative medicine, the second is translational research for innovative medicine, and the third is new technology for innovative medicine. This book helps to understand innovative medicine and to make progress in its realization.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 339 Pages (9,966 KB)
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The Armageddon Survival Handbook: How to Prepare Yourself for Any Possible Scenario by Rainer Stahlberg (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. When he was wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared again. Let him prepare you for any crisis. Here he details a step-by-step plan for surviving a vast range of disasters -- both natural and manmade. From storms and floods to economic strife, nuclear warfare, and international terrorism, this is the ultimate handbook of disaster scenarios and survival techniques. Be ready for an energy crisis, global economic collapse, climate change, and a multitude of other terrifying-to-think-about scenarios. This book could save your life!

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 432 Pages (61,419 KB)
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A Time for Metabolism and Hormones (Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions) by Paolo Sassone-Corsi (Springer) 3.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Recent years have seen spectacular advances in the field of circadian biology. These have attracted the interest of researchers in many fields, including endocrinology, neurosciences, cancer, and behavior. By integrating a circadian view within the fields of endocrinology and metabolism, researchers will be able to reveal many, yet-unsuspected aspects of how organisms cope with changes in the environment and subsequent control of homeostasis. This field is opening new avenues in our understanding of metabolism and endocrinology. A panel of the most distinguished investigators in the field gathered together to discuss the present state and the future of the field. The editors trust that this volume will be of use to those colleagues who will be picking up the challenge to unravel how the circadian clock can be targeted for the future development of specific pharmacological strategies toward a number of pathologies.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 230 Pages (3,526 KB)
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150 Survival Secrets: Advice on Survival Kits, Extreme Weather, Rapid Evacuation, Food Storage, Active Shooters, First Aid, and More by James C. Jones (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive any catastrophe. Divided into practical sections, 150 Survival Secrets answers every question you've ever had about disaster preparedness. One section lists the practical details of making it through any kind of emergency situation. Some topics include: • How to survive extreme winter conditions • How to put together a homemade survival kit in the case of an emergency • How to safely evacuate from an urban area during a disaster • How much and what type of food to store at home for long-term emergencies • How to survive an active shooter situation • How to treat common injuries. Other sections answer everything you've ever wondered about disaster prepping, including what being a survivalist entails, how to equip your home for survival situations, what gear is essential for a survivalist to own, what elements are essential in a good emergency plan, what types of disasters you can expect to face in your lifetime, and more. So what are you waiting for? With 150 Survival Secrets, you'll be prepared for anything and everything.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 308 Pages (31,702 KB)
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The Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting: A Hunter's Quick Reference Book (Skyhorse Pocket Guides) by Monte Burch (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

A handy guide to hunting one of America's favorite game birds. Having lived most of his life in rural Missouri, Monte Burch has a wealth of knowledge to share on all things hunting. In The Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting, Burch draws on more than two decades of turkey hunting experience and collects it in an easily accessible pocket guide. Included is essential advice on: Selecting the right shotgun and shells Effectively using friction boxes, tube calls, diaphragms, and more Hunting with a bow Scouting Choosing and placing decoys Selecting the best camouflage and clothing Setting up for the perfect shot in any situation Whether you're a novice turkey hunter or an experienced professional, The Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting will undoubtedly prove to be an essential reference. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 113 Pages (10,107 KB)
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Traditional Blacksmithing: The Fine Art of Horseshoeing and Wagon Making by J. G. Holmstrom (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Only an experienced blacksmith with genuine care for his craft and the livelihood of all blacksmiths could produce such a wonderful guide. Holmstrom provides not just practical instruction for all manner of small-scale blacksmith work, but intersperses his guidance with more general life lessons for blacksmiths, such as not falling prey to "habits of intemperance." More than a snapshot of a bygone era, the style and the content of Traditional Blacksmithing will appeal to readers of today, thanks to Holmstrom's generous and patient approach. Topics covered include: setting up shop, building your own machinery, repairing horse hooves, fixing your tools, and even building a strong reputation in the community.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 210 Pages (4,409 KB)
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Incredible Fishing Stories: Classic Angling Tales from Around the World by Jay Cassell (Skyhorse) Price verified 5 hours ago

Fishing is many things to many people. To some, quietly dangling a worm for a sunfish in a local farm pond is not only exciting, but relaxing and reflective. To others, it's all about the adventure of traveling to exotic locales and fishing for ten-pound rainbow trout in Alaska or 100-pound tarpon in Central America. To others, it's an integral part of life, not just a pastime but something to live for. Still others feel compelled to write about it, to try to understand this sport that grips so many. In this collection, you'll read works from celebrated writers that aim to explore the mysterious grip that fishing has held on so many of us. Within these pages, the reader can: Join Rudyard Kipling as he chases a cow that has stolen his minnow Examine the philosophical side of angling with Thaddeus Norris Fish the Ohio River with John James Audubon Learn what it's like to fish for Great Lakes steelhead with Jerry Hamza Get used to fishing alongside Alaskan brown bears with Richard Chiappone And many more fishing escapades! With more than three dozen photographs and illustrations that masterfully bring these stories to life, Incredible Fishing Stories is a must-have for every angler looking to share in the joy of their chosen sport.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 314 Pages (9,131 KB)
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Benoit Bucks: Whitetail Tactics for a New Generation by Bryce M. Towsley (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Join award-winning author Bryce M. Towsley as he picks the brains of three of the most successful white-tailed deer hunters in America today—Larry, Lane, and Shane Benoit. In this comprehensive volume, Towsley hunts for the real reasons behind the Benoits' unbelievable knack for taking trophy bucks. While most people know the Benoits for their incredible tracking abilities, they are no longer one-dimensional in their hunting techniques. It is true that there may be no better deer hunters in America, but as Shane Benoit is quick to point out, “The whitetail survives because it is so adaptable, and if the whitetail hunter is to continue to survive and be successful, he had better follow their lead by learning to change and adapt too." Despite fluctuations in climate, the Benoits have been led to do just that. They have been able to combine their extraordinary whitetail knowledge with new details and techniques to continue their successful track record of taking trophy whitetails. In Benoit Bucks, you will learn all the secrets behind how the Benoits have adapted to today's hunting challenges to become the unbelievably successful, multi-dimensional hunters they are today.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 224 Pages (60,407 KB)
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The Anthrax Letters: A Bioterrorism Expert Investigates the Attack That Shocked America by Leonard A. Cole (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

At 2:00am on October 2, 2001, Robert Stevens entered a hospital emergency room. Feverish, nauseated, and barely conscious, no one knew what was making him sick. Three days later he was dead. Stevens was the first fatal victim of bioterrorism in America. Bioterrorism expert Leonard Cole has written the definitive account of the Anthrax attacks. Cole is the only person outside law enforcement to have interviewed every one of the surviving inhalation-anthrax victims, along with the relatives, friends, and associates of those who died, as well as the public health officials, scientists, researchers, hospital workers, and treating physicians. Fast paced and riveting, this minute-by-minute chronicle of the anthrax attacks recounts more than a history of recent current events, it uncovers the untold and perhaps even more important story of how scientists, doctors, and researchers perform life-saving work under intense pressure and public scrutiny. Updated with new information about Ivins and a series of upcoming Congressional hearings into the FBI's conduct in this case, The Anthrax Letters amply demonstrates how vulnerable America was in 2001 and whether we are better prepared now for a bioterror attack.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 305 Pages (4,301 KB)
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The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide: What to Do When the Lights Go Out by Harris J. Andrews (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Whether it's a hurricane bearing down on a home near the coast or a power line downed in a snowstorm near a car, are you prepared for these situations? This slim handbook will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you, your family, and your pets can weather any emergency crisis. Learn the necessity of backing up important documents, how to safely store food and water for more than a day, and how to communicate with your family and emergency personnel should a disaster strike.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 161 Pages (2,109 KB)
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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals: A Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, Pigs, Cows, and More by Laura Childs (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, that dream can be turned into a reality, and also be so much more. In The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals, you will learn how to take care of chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, and other livestock. Each chapter will be dedicated to a different animal, and you will not only learn how to take care of them, but also what sort of things you can get from them. If you want to save money, become more self-sufficient, or enjoy healthier locally sourced food, The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals is the book you need.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 224 Pages (49,082 KB)
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The Real Wolf: The Science, Politics, and Economics of Coexisting with Wolves in Modern Times by Ted B. Lyon (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (142 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The Real Wolf is an in-depth study of the impact that wolves have had on big game and livestock populations as a federally protected species. Expert authors Ted B. Lyon and Will N. Graves, sift through the myths and misinformation surrounding wolves and present the facts about wolves in modern times. Each chapter in the book is meticulously researched and written by authors, biologists, geneticists, outdoor enthusiasts, and wildlife experts who have spent years studying wolves and wolf behavior. Every section describes a unique aspect of the wolf in the United States. The Real Wolf does not call for the eradication of wolves from the United States but rather advocates a new system of species management that would allow wolves, game animals, and farmers to coexist with one another in a way that is environmentally sustainable. Contributors to this groundbreaking environmental book include: • Cat Urbigkit, award-winning wildlife author and photographer • Dr. Valerius Geist, foremost expert of big game in North America • Matthew Cronin, environmental researcher and geneticist • Rob Arnaud, president of Montana Outfitters and Guides Association

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 388 Pages (30,364 KB)
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Horses That Saved Lives: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Rescue by Cheryl Reed-Dudley (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

There is no denying that the emotional bond between horses and the humans who love them can reach mystical proportions, and nowhere is that relationship more evident than in these twenty-four true-life accounts of horses rescuing people. Many of the stories recount incidents where death or physical injury was imminent and only because a horse intervened are the narrators alive to tell the tale. Other chapters describe that other plane of salvation where contact with a horse through ownership, employment, or a variety of therapeutic programs has restored mental health, peace of mind, and self-esteem. Narrators include a seventeen-year-old Apache youth whom a horse-rescue project retrieved from drug abuse; a mother whose young son was about to be dragged to his death before the horse recognized the child's plight; a Vietnam veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder whose work with horses keeps him on an even keel; and the owner of a Miniature Horse that serves as a “seeing eye" guide animal. As varied as the stories are, all share the same conclusion: “My horse saved my life."

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 169 Pages (22,169 KB)
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Bright Rivers: Celebrations of Rivers and Fly-fishing by Nick Lyons (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters. A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in his pilgrimages to great rivers. It is there that he fishes for trout, and in Bright Rivers, Lyons recounts the sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious experiences of his expeditions to Delaware, Beaverkill, Madison, Big Hole, and Yellowstone rivers, sharing reminiscences of trout taken, released, and sometimes lost. No one writes better about not catching fish than Nick Lyons, and perhaps, no one writes better about angling, period. This edition will include a new foreword by the author. From a richly textured diary of a summer in the Catskills to moving recollections of fly-fishing in Montana, Lyons brilliantly captures the wonderful tension between gray streets and bright rivers.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 176 Pages (1,188 KB)
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Keepers of the Trees: A Guide to Re-Greening North America by Ann Linnea (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Engage in the life stories of fourteen people whose lives have been shaped by trees—featuring the true stories of a tree doctor, big tree hunter Will Blozan, Plant Amnesty's pruner, and ninety-four-year-old logger Merve Wilkinson. Also interviewed is Vietnam veteran Bud Pearson, whose post-traumatic stress disorder found healing and acceptance as a wood carver in the wilds of Montana, as well as Andy Lipkis, founder of TreePeople, who has spent thirty-five years ripping up concrete in L.A. to plant over two million trees in an effort to stop flooding and reduce air pollution. Each tree keeper reveals the inspiration and organization behind their advocacy with detailed explanations and touching stories of how their lives have come to be shaped by the forests they are fighting to preserve. Keepers of the Trees includes stories from all over North America, including Vancouver, Chicago, L.A., and Montana. This book includes one hundred color photographs of the tree keepers in action as well as diagrams illustrating the keepers' work. These are inspirational stories of conservation, healing, passion, and advocacy for any classroom, conservationist, activist, and nature lover.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 273 Pages (6,162 KB)
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The Complete Care of Baby Animals: Expert Advice on Raising Orphaned, Adopted, or Newly Bought Kittens, Puppies, Foals, Lambs, Chicks, and More by C. E. Spaulding (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Whether you have a hobby farm or just love animals, this authoritative handbook is the go-to source to help you provide proper care for motherless animals. Inside find formulas and feeding schedules for dozens of baby animals, common diseases and how to treat them, a guide to first aid, directions for safety in dealing with wild baby animals, advice on releasing animals back into the wild, and amusing and inspiring personal experiences from the authors.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 305 Pages (7,899 KB)
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Advanced Survival: A Guide to the Self-Reliance Revolution by James C. Jones (Skyhorse) 2.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

While self-reliance is often treated simply as a form of higher level survival preparedness, it is different in both psychology and execution. Preparing and surviving imply a threat to life that must be endured in order to recover and rebuild as life was before the event. While prepping is certainly key to getting through the serious threats of the twenty-first century, it will only get you so far. True self-reliance depends on making it through whatever obstacle you face, but also takes you to an improved place once the crisis has passed. Advanced Survival is a blueprint for the journey from dependence to independence, filled with practical how-to information and time-tested wisdom about food, water, shelter, medicine, sanitation, transportation, energy, home- and self-defense, and much more. So what are you waiting for? Learn what you need to know to get through any disaster... whenever it strikes.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 210 Pages (32,150 KB)
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Bird Life: A Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds by Frank Michler Chapman (Skyhorse) Price verified one day ago

From the sparrow to the starling, the woodpecker to the warbler, the eagle to the egret, and every species in between, birds are some of the most plentiful and most diverse creatures in North America. Soaring high above us, these winged beauties have long been a source of fascination and enchantment. While dozens of studies and field guides have been written, few provide a better-rounded overview of the denizens of the sky than Frank Michler Chapman's Bird Life. First published in 1897, over a century later Bird Life stills provides insightful observations about dozens of species of birds native to North America. A pioneer in the study of natural history and ornithology, Frank Chapman writes with scientific prowess and an expert's eye in regards to bird anatomy, migratory patterns, mating habits, and habitat choice. Describing species from across the continent, Bird Life is a true testament to one of the nation's most beloved creatures.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 292 Pages (61,475 KB)
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Fleet Fire: Thomas Edison and the Pioneers of the Electric Revolution by L. J. Davis (Arcade) Price verified one day ago

The electric revolution, which eclipsed the Industrial Revolution by the end of the 19th century and continues to this day, changed our world forever. FLEET FIRE tells us how it all began. In an engaging and entertaining narrative, L. J. Davis fields a cast of both prominent and forgotten characters, from dedicated scientists and mischievous rogues to enlightened amateurs who lit the sparks of discovery. Franklin's kite, Davenport's electromagnet, Morse's telegraph, Cyrus Field's transatlantic cable, and Edison's phonograph are but a few of the achievements Davis discusses. Explaining the science in lucid prose, FLEET FIRE conveys the arc of discovery during one of the most creative epochs in the history of mankind.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 358 Pages (573 KB)
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Wild Mushroom Cookbook: Soups, Stir-Fries, and Full Courses from the Forest to the Frying Pan by Ingrid Holmberg (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

You've spent the summer picking mushrooms in the forest, gaze sweeping along the trunks of trees and a basket of mushrooms dangling from the crook of your arm—but what next? With storerooms and cellar overflowing with chanterelles, porcini, and boletes, how do you prepare these delicacies of nature into flavorful and mouthwatering dishes? Wild Mushroom Cookbook is the cookbook foragers and mushroom lovers have been waiting for; this is the book that shows how to turn delicious, hand-picked ingredients into: Mushroom flour Chanterelle soup with gorgonzola Dumplings, quesadillas, and risottos Porcini focaccia Mushroom pie with mozzarella and chard Lamb and venison stir-fries Lasagna And much more! Mushrooms are a flavor enhancer like no other—perfect for a light snack, appetizer or main course—and are perfect in combination with fish, poultry, game, and other wild ingredients. Mushrooms are also sugar-, gluten-, and carb-free—making them the ideal ingredient for the modern kitchen. Featuring fifty delectable recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and tips on how to dry and preserve mushrooms from the wild, Wild Mushroom Cookbook is all you need to turn your favorite hobby into tonight's dinner. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We've been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 144 Pages (30,685 KB)
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Fishless Days, Angling Nights: Classic Stories, Reminiscences, and Lore by Sparse Grey Hackle (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Treasure trove of fly-fishing and camping moments too good not to share. 17 black-and-white illustrations Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 243 Pages (1,242 KB)
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Trout Eyes: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fly Fishing by William G. Tapply (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Fly fishermen everywhere will enjoy these varied, witty, and engaging adventures by one of America's finest outdoor writers. There is a long section on trout fishing called “Brookies, Browns, and Bows," and another on the challenges and excitement of saltwater fly fishing, and an exciting group of memoirs about fishing near home and in far-flung and often exotic places—like the Minipi, Bighorn, and Norfolk rivers, where the trout can beggar the imagination, and where frustration can be the occupational hazard. Trout Eyes is a love letter to the fish we pursue and insects they eat and the waters in which they live. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 252 Pages (1,172 KB)
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Wildlife and Woodlot Management: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot and Habitat Development by Monte Burch (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

Combining today's issues of creating self-sustaining environments with the age-old sports of hunting, shooting and trapping, Wildlife and Woodlot Management is the ultimate guide to attracting game to your property. Expert outdoorsman Monte Burch teaches a wide variety of techniques based on his own land management practices. Learn to match the vegetation of your land to the type of wildlife you need to attract. Hundreds of diagrams and photographs as well as Burch's charming, instructional tone make woodlot management easy even for those who lack a green thumb. Wildlife and Woodlot Management offers expert tips on such topics as: • Choosing the right piece of land for your needs • Maintenance and management practices • Improving natural vegetation • Attracting bucks, wild turkey, waterfowl, and small game • How to love working and helping your land With over 330 pages crammed full of information and chapters covering topics ranging from timber stands to trespassers, Wildlife and Woodlot Management includes all the know-how you need to make your land into a hunting destination. Packed with pertinent details and accurate, easy-to-follow advice, this is a book no land-owning outdoorsman should miss.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 337 Pages (17,995 KB)
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The Backyard Chicken Book: A Beginner's Guide by H. Lee Schwanz (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.

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Length: 209 Pages (13,801 KB)
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The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide: How to Live Through Any Catastrophe by Len McDougall (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The world is changing before our very eyes. Today we deal with serious social, political, economic, and environmental issues that affect our everyday lives. With this change we must adapt, and by adapt we mean be prepared to survive when things go south and society crumbles. Len McDougall has spent his entire life—almost sixty years—learning the nuts and bolts of staying alive under adverse conditions. And now more than ever will we need to take his lessons seriously, as understanding what to expect and how to adapt will increase the odds for survival. The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide is just that. Featuring methods that have been personally tested through hard, field-proven experiences, you will learn everything needed to survive when things fall apart and you're left to fend for yourself. Included in this book are many lessons on survival, including: The best method of starting a fire. Obtaining portable water from any body of water or stream without using tools, fire, or chemicals. The simplest method for catching a meal. Surviving in possible combat, whether through weapon training or hand-to-hand. And so much more. Times are indeed changing, and it's now a necessity to be prepared for whatever obstacles may come your way. The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide is just that; a collection of tips, tricks, lessons, and knowledge from a professional survivalist that will make sure you will not only survive, but thrive when catastrophe strikes.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 370 Pages (21,783 KB)
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A Flyfisher's World by Nick Lyons (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America's most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan's Au Sable River -- the exact moment when the author lost his heart to fly-fishing. This collection chronicles a fishing life punctuated by a revealing trip with one of his grown sons and mellow reflections from a hospital bed. This is the broadest of Nick Lyons's books, with sections on tarpon and pike fishing in the Marquesas and in France, bass bugging on a small Connecticut pond, and trout fishing on unnamed creeks and blue-ribbon western rivers, as well as reflections on such aspects of the sport as the flies that are the underpinning of it all, the pursuit of records, the odd characters he's met along the way, and the increasing challenge of crowds who pursue this ever-popular sport. By turns canny, hilarious, inquiring, and philosophic, A Flyfisher's World is an impressive addition to Nick Lyons's important body of writing about fly-fishing.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 303 Pages (2,886 KB)
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Tales of Woods and Waters: An Anthology of Classic Hunting and Fishing Stories by Vin T. Sparano (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Whether it's hunting, fishing, or simply shooting, the love and thrill of the outdoors will always remain. In Tales of Woods and Waters, well-known outdoor editor Vin T. Sparano has collected thirty-seven of the greatest, most enjoyable, and most well-written outdoors stories to have been published. Experience the tension of hunting in the jungles of Tanzania in Jim Carmichael's “Kill the Leopard," the joys of your first .22 in Garth Sanders's “My First Rifle," the nuances of river fishing in Frank Conaway's “Big Water, Little Men," and the enduring challenge of turkey hunting in Charles Elliott's “The Old Man and the Tom." Spanning the world and its varied forms of wildlife, these stories demonstrate that no matter where one hunts, shoots, or fishes, the outdoors will always be an important place to form memories that last a lifetime. Along with Sparano's other collections of hunting stories, Classic Hunting Tales and The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, also published by Skyhorse, this anthology will likely hold a special place on any outdoorsman's shelf for years to come. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 368 Pages (1,129 KB)
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Summer of the Bass: My Love Affair with America's Greatest Fish by W. D. Wetherell (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The black bass is not only the most popular American gamefish, fished for by millions, but is also one of the country's most iconic creatures, embodying many of the traits and virtues we like to think of as typically American. And yet, despite the hundreds of "how-to" books published on bass fishing over the years, few if any authors have stepped back to examine the bass's place in the natural world, to honor its virtues, and describe its remarkable adaptions to an ever-changing environment as it spread from its original home in the continent's middle to 49 out of the 50 states. Bass tournaments with huge cash prizes, overpowered bass boats, glitzy bass fishing programs on TV. That's what people think of when they think of bass--a heavily commercialized, over-the-top commodity involving big bucks and crowds. That the bass can also be a creature of the quiet, forgotten places, the beautiful wild places, is a story that has been drowned beneath all the bassy hype and buzz. In Summer of the Bass; My Love Affair with America's Greatest Fish, prizewinning novelist and dedicated fly-fisher W. D. Wetherell sets out to change our views of the smallmouth and largemouth, restoring them to their status as one of the world's truly great fishes. Part natural history, part cultural investigation, part memoir, Summer of the Bass, in its whole-hearted, lyrical celebration of the bass's many virtues, gives America's greatest fish the classic is has long deserved. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing ...

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 248 Pages (1,323 KB)
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The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State by Tracey Medeiros (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook honors the state's mission to connect with its local organic farmlands and the farmers who nurture and care for them. It also serves as a guide for eating organically and non-GMO in Vermont. The book celebrates the region's esteemed organic food producers, farmers, cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and the chefs who partner with them to create delicious, innovative, organic, and non-GMO recipes. The recipes, which encourage readers to think organic and non-GMO eating first, include: • Avocado, Jalapeño, and Cheddar Cheese Cornbread • Maple Kale Salad with Toasted Almonds, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, and Rustic Croutons • Oven-Roasted Organic Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Spicy Apple Cider Vinegar Slaw • Apple-Raspberry Pie • Roasted Rainbow Potatoes with Herb Pesto • Baked Frittata with Baby Spinach, Roasted Red Peppers, and Quark Cheese • Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Rutabaga Puree, Braised Cabbage, and Horseradish Cream • Old-Fashioned Organic Cream Cheese Cheesecake • Fresh Raspberry Sorbet In addition to mouthwatering recipes, The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook will include profiles of a hand-selected group of pioneering organic Vermont farmers, chefs, and non-GMO artisans. It will take you on a culinary journey throughout the Green Mountain State, from Ben & Jerry's homemade ice cream to internationally inspired Kismet Kitchen to the busy Butternut Mountain Farm. Supported by rustic food photography, it will awaken and inspire your palate to the exciting options being offered by Vermont's burgeoning local, organic, and non-GMO food scene.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 410 Pages (45,807 KB)
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The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 60 Sporting Breeds by Vickie Lamb (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Find and train the perfect hunting dog with this expansive reference book. For centuries, man has hunted with dogs. Today there are dozens of purposefully bred sports dogs to choose from. The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book delves into the various breeds that exist, offering information on their temperaments, skills, and looks. Included in The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book is advice on: Choosing the perfect hunting dog Caring for your dog's health Training you dog Fun games to play with your dog The best hunting strategies With more than sixty breeds of hunting dogs to choose from, there is bound to be the perfect match for you and your hunting style. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 472 Pages (16,022 KB)
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The Ultimate Guide to Butchering Deer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Field Dressing, Skinning, Aging, and Butchering Deer (Ultimate Guides) by John Weiss (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (45 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

The process of getting a deer from the field to the dinner plate can seem overwhelming, especially for beginners. Fortunately, this book of expert advice from veteran deer hunter John Weiss, packed with helpful illustrations and step-by-step explanations, makes it simple. Weiss covers everything you need to know to do your own butchering, including field dressing and transporting your deer, and aging and freezing your venison. The Ultimate Guide to Butchering Deer also features instructions on how to grind burger and make sausage links, and even comes with delicious recipes. This truly is a must-read for any aspiring home deer butcher.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 209 Pages (30,983 KB)
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An Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization Theory by Marius Durea (De Gruyter Open) 3.8 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This book presents the main ideas and techniques in the field of continuous smooth and nonsmooth optimization.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 329 Pages (13,395 KB)
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Einstein's Genius Club: The True Story of a Group of Scientists Who Changed the World by Burton Feldman (Arcade) 4.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends—all titans of contemporary science and philosophy—to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best—science and philosophy. His guests were the legendary philosopher and pacifist, Bertrand Russell; the boy wonder of quantum physics, Wolfgang Pauli; and the brilliant logician, Kurt Gödel. Their casual meetings took place far from the horrific battlefields of the war and the (then) secret lair of experimental atomic physicists in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Using these historic meetings as his launching pad, Feldman sketches the lives and contributions of the four friends, colleagues, and rivals—especially Einstein, innately self-confident but frustrated in his attempt to come up with a unified theory, and the aristocratic but self-doubting Lord Russell. Masterfully researched, this book accessibly illuminates the feelings of these notable men about the world of science that was then beginning to pass them by, and about the dawning atomic age that terrified them all.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 264 Pages (1,322 KB)
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The Science of Fortnite: The Real Science Behind the Weapons, Gadgets, Mechanics, and More! by James Daley (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Discover the science behind the Fortnite phenomenon! Drawing in more than a hundred million players in its first year of existence, Fortnite's crazy mix of intense combat, wild weapons, innovative construction mechanics, and eccentric environments has made it one of the most popular online video games in the world. A perfect gift for any Fortnite fan, The Science of Fortnite addresses more than fifty topics that span the entire Fortnite universe! This book includes scientific discussions of many of Fortnite's most interesting gameplay details, including: • The island • The battle bus • Traps • Gadgets • Weapons • Schematics • Building • The storm This book will discuss how many of the game's most fantastical weapons might actually work, how the player-made structures would or wouldn't stand up to the stress of battle, and what the deal is with that huge purple storm! Whether you're a fan of Battle Royale, Save the World, or Creative play, The Science of Fortnite will entertain and enlighten you with the scientific truths behind this amazing game.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 144 Pages (2,799 KB)
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Train Your Horse for the Backcountry: A Comprehensive Guide for Getting Beyond the Round Pen by Dan Aadland (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Many clinicians offer strong instruction in building a relationship with the horse but too often exclude safety concerns and teaching the skills necessary for safe and fulfilling use in the backcountry. They don't show students how to tie up a horse's foot should you have to restrain him to pull porcupine quills, and they don't teach basic knots and hitches. Enter Dan Aadland, a seasoned equestrian and breeder who shares expertise gained from riding backroads and teaching clinics. Aadland first teaches students to understand the natural impulses of the horse and how to stay safe, a method he calls "survival horsemanship." He then moves on to training both horse and rider in the basics of trail riding, including saddling, mounting with control, trail savvy, types of trails and obstacles, domestic and wild animal encounters, and staying cool in stressful situations. Other helpful topics covered include: • Essential neck rein skills • Elementary packing • A mule primer • Safe trailering • Low-impact trail riding • And much more! With Train Your Horse for the Backcountry, riders will be ready for safe backcountry exploring in no time.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 240 Pages (41,150 KB)
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The Philosophical Fisherman: Reflections on Why We Fish by Harold F. Blaisdell (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

“My favorite book on fishing—a classic from one of my favorite writers." —John Randolph, former editor, Fly Fisherman Earthy and philosophical, practical yet speculative—this book is a wonderful and enduring portrait of a fisherman's temperament. Full of the late Harold F. Blaisdell's infectious humanity and wisdom, The Philosophical Fisherman, long out of print, is a classic. Blaisdell is always independent and original in his thinking. He refutes the widely held theory that game fish attack artificial lures because they believe them to be baitfish. He argues that fish do not fear leaders per se, but become alarmed only if the leader results in the unnatural movement of the bait or lure. He debunks the vaunted effectiveness of the artificial nymph, explores the best methods of wet and dry-fly fishing, and tests his theories against such gamefish as trout, smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, walleyes, and northern pike. There is something here for everyone who fishes—including a persuasive argument that the average angler anywhere in the country can invariably find superb fishing with in hour's drive of his home. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 384 Pages (1,446 KB)
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The Homeowner's Hurricane Handbook by Bob Stearns (Skyhorse) 3.7 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

With chapters such as Nature of the Beast, to What To Expect In The Aftermath, the Hurricane Preparedness Handbook is a how-to guide for dealing with hurricanes before, during, and after—including understanding how where and when these powerful storms form, protecting yourself and your property, and how to deal with the repercussions.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 226 Pages (16,608 KB)
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Inventing Montana: Dispatches from the Madison Valley by Ted Leeson (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Every summer for two decades, Ted Leeson and a maverick group of close companions have returned to an old ranch house on the benchland overlooking the Madison River. Trout and fly fishing may be at the heart of their ritual return, but their experience goes far beyond the fishing. Leeson contemplates both the human and natural landscape brilliantly: the fly-anglers' passionate, ironic, and sometimes hilarious allegiances to what they do; the intriguing Madison Valley and its creatures and flowers; the trout town of Ennis; maps and their revelations; the “green-card" experience of living in a place in which you are not native; the nature of leisure. Full of wit, surprise, shrewd observation, and wisdom, this book tells a story about creating a place of temporary liberty, and inhabiting a world fashioned of your best imaginings, where you might, for a time, live the potencies of a place that you have shaped and has shaped you. No lover of the very best writing about fly fishing and the natural world can afford to miss this stunning book.

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Length: 257 Pages (782 KB)
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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard: 101 Ways to Make Your Property Home for Creatures Great and Small by Josh VanBrakle (Skyhorse) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Many people think of wildlife as something distant, creatures living in natural forests and remote public preserves. But most wildlife in the United States isn?t found in the distant wild. It lives on our private lands, in our very backyards. Because of this, America?s ten million woodland owners are in fact at the forefront in protecting US wildlife for generations to come. But while most landowners want to help preserve the beauty of the natural environment, most are unsure where to begin. In Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard, author and landowner Josh VanBrakle provides readers with 101 easy-to-follow activities and practical approaches to help do just that. Some projects include: • Installing a bat box • Making a food plot • Identifying trees that attract wildlife • Forming a brush pile • Assessing a stream's health • Building a pond • Learning bird calls • Planning a backyard scavenger hunt Complete with stunning wildlife photographs and an appendix of practical resources, Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard is an essential read for anyone who cares about the environment.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 312 Pages (245,467 KB)
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Afield: American Writers on Bird Dogs by Robert DeMott (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This marvelous collection features stories from some of America's finest and most respected writers about every outdoorsman's favorite and most loyal hunting partner: his dog. For the first time, the stories of acclaimed writers such as Tom Brokaw, Howell Raines, Rick Bass, Sydney Lea, Jim Harrison, Tom McGuane, and Chris Camuto, come together in one collection. Hunters and non-hunters alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of owning dogs: companionship, triumph, joy, forgiveness, and loss. The hunter's outdoor spirit meets the writer's passion for detail in these honest, fresh pieces of storytelling. Here are the days spent on the trail, shotgun in hand with Fido on point—the thrills and memories that fill the hearts of bird hunters. Here is the perfect gift for dog lovers, hunters, and bibliophiles of every makeup. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the wild spirit of dogs and those who love them. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bow hunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 273 Pages (7,332 KB)
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Wildfowl Magazine's Duck Hunting: Best of Wildfowl's Skills, Tactics, and Techniques from Top Experts by Skip Knowles (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 23 hours ago

Wildfowl Magazine's Duck Hunting is a compilation of the best stories to ever appear in Wildfowl. It is packed with a wealth of valuable how-to information compiled by the foremost authorities in the sport. A vast range of topics is covered in these articles, including: • Field Tactics for Challenging Conditions • Selecting the Best Guns and Gear • Best Places to Hunt • How to Train a Great Duck-Hunting Retriever • Learn to Hunt Smarter at Top Destinations • Scouting Techniques on Land and Water • And More! Enhance your experience with tips and tactics written by experts such as Skip Knowles, Joe Genzel, Tom Dokken, David Draper, and John M. Taylor. Wildfowl Magazine's Duck Hunting is an essential resource for all duck hunting enthusiasts.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 160 Pages (57,704 KB)
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Wide and Deep: Tales and Recollections from a Master Maine Fishing Guide by Randy Spencer (Skyhorse) 4.9 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

A collection of stories from one of Maine's master fishing guides. There is little about the remote town Grand Lake Stream, in eastern Maine, and its surrounding lakes that Randy Spencer doesn't know like the back of his hand. Spencer, a Master Maine Guide, has learned from the best, and has enough experience as a hunting and fishing guide to fill several lifetimes. Wide and Deep transports readers to remote backwoods and crystal clear lakes. At its most remote, rural Maine is truly breathtaking in its natural beauty, and Spencer is unrivaled in his ability to capture like no other the experiences of fishing and hunting in some of the most hidden and undisturbed areas in the world. The relationship between a sport and his guide is an ongoing conversation, one that can last hours, days, and even years. The company you offer is just as valued as the company you keep. Whether they are stories of joy or of pain, there is nothing like listening to Randy Spencer, and Wide and Deep perfectly captures the moments on the water that people wait their entire lives for and spend the rest of their lives remembering. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 257 Pages (5,318 KB)
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Lyons on Horses: John Lyons' Proven Conditioned-Response Training Program by John Lyons (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (67 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

In John Lyons' twenty-nine years of experience in horse trainer–instructing, he has become recognized as “America's Most Trusted Horseman." Each year for the past thirteen years, nearly 10,000 horse handlers from all over the world flock to Lyons' horse-training clinics to learn from the man whose step-by-step methods have reared some of the most talented trainers, clinicians, and teachers. Lyons on Horses is the book version of these sought-after clinics; in it, Lyons leaves no stone unturned on the path toward understanding your horse. From his philosophy on horses to facing fear, and from saddling and arena work to trail work, leading, and trailer loading, Lyons guides trainers of all skill-levels and riding styles through his trusted lessons.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 258 Pages (9,779 KB)
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Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A) by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (68 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The Federal Aviation Administration's Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pi-lots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: ground operations, cockpit management, the four fundamentals of flying, integrated flight control, slow flights, stalls, spins, takeoff, ground reference maneuvers, night operations, and much more. The Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 288 Pages (25,216 KB)
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Instrument Flying Handbook: Revised Edition by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (107 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and controllers with the knowledge and skills required to operate an aircraft in instrument meteorological conditions. This up-to-date edition is illustrated with full-color graphics and photographs and covers topics such as basic atmospheric science, the air traffic control system, spatial disorientation and optical illusions, flight support systems, and emergency responses. The book's two appendixes contain information on clearance shorthand and an instrument training lesson guide. Readers will also find a handy glossary and index. Since many questions on FAA exams are taken directly from the information presented in this text, the Instrument Flying Handbook is a great study guide for potential pilots looking for certification and a perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff. Additional topics included throughout this text include: • Ground-based radar navigation • Approaches to civil airports • Flying and landing in difficult weather conditions • Aircraft system malfunctions • Airspace classification • Differential global positioning systems • And many more!

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 368 Pages (58,489 KB)
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Shooter's Bible Guide to the Hunting Rifle and Its Ammunition by Thomas C. Tabor (Skyhorse) 3.7 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Another addition to the Shooter's Bible collection, Shooter's Bible Guide to the Hunting Rifle and Its Ammunition will educate anyone interested in hunting rifles. Any question that might come up involving this widely used firearm is answered by Tom Tabor as he takes readers through the many different aspects of hunting rifles and their ammunition. With a crisp, clear voice, the author uses his knowledge to include a variety of chapters, including: • Which Rifle and Design? • How Much Weight Do You Want in a Rifle? • Matching a Cartridge to Your Needs • The Right Bullet for the Game • Is Handloading Right for You? • Airline Travel with Firearms • Steep Angle Shooting • Influences That Can Hinder Accuracy • Taking Care of Your Ammo • Shooting Myths, Misconceptions, and Outright Distortions • And many more! Experienced hunters will learn more in-depth details and skills to take with them on their hunting expeditions. Beginners will learn the basic skills and safety tips that any hunter must know to intelligently take to the woods with a hunting rifle. Shooter's Bible Guide to the Hunting Rifle and Its Ammunition is a treasure trove of wisdom meant for every hunter who opens its pages.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 225 Pages (36,730 KB)
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French Fishing Flies: Patterns and Recipes for Fly Tying by Jean-Paul Pequegnot (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Cul de Canard (Duck's Rump), Farefelue (The Crazy One), Plantureuse (Buxom Gal), Peute (The Ugly One)—the names are deliciously French but one would make a terrible mistake to think that only French-born trout like these fishing flies. “Design," said Datus Proper, “is why this book has as much to do with the Henry's Fork as with the Risle." At least one of the flies introduced by French Fishing Flies more than twenty-five years ago, the Cul de Canard, has long since become a true staple in fly boxes around the world. Others will surely follow. This fascinating book is bound to be of great interest to fly fishermen everywhere.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 144 Pages (1,960 KB)
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Powered Parachute Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-29) by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (43 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

As far back as the twelfth century, people have loved to parachute. From China's umbrella and Leonardo da Vinci's pyramid-shaped flying device to the first air-plane jump in 1912, the urge to leap and soar with the wind has long been a part of history. Parachuting has come a long way since its earliest days due to the advancement of technology, and, now, more people then ever are taking up this in-credible sport. With Powered Parachute Flying Handbook, you will learn what powered parachuting means today, the aerodynamics of flight, what types of engines are used in power parachuting, preflight checklists, basic flight maneuvers, and so much more. Whether you are training for a powered parachute category rating test or are currently a certified power parachute pilot looking to expand your knowledge, Powered Parachute Flying Handbook is the book you need to make your flying ambitions a reality.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 160 Pages (17,180 KB)
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Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The GMO Deception: What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk by Jeremy Gruber (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. The long-term effects of these foods on human health and ecology are still unknown, and public concern has been steadily intensifying. This new book from the Council for Responsible Genetics gathers the best, most thought-provoking essays by the leading scientists, science writers, and public health advocates. Collectively, they address such questions as: Are GM foods safe and healthy for us? Will GM food really solve world hunger? Who really controls the power structure of food production? Are GM foods ecologically safe and sustainable? Why is it so difficult to get GM foods labeled in the US? What kinds of regulations and policies should be instituted? How is seed biodiversity, of lack thereof, affecting developing countries? Should animals be genetically modified for food? How are other countries handling GM crops? Ultimately, this definitive book encourages us to think about the social, environmental, and moral ramifications of where this particular branch of biotechnology is taking us, and what we should do about it.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 433 Pages (2,613 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020

The Prepper's Pocket Companion: How to Prepare for the End of the World as We Know It by Kate Rowinski (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Most people don't believe they will ever have to face a real disaster, or are too scared to look ahead and quickly dismiss any thoughts of a future catastrophe. But a cataclysm can happen in an instant and without warning, and you won't be able to save yourself if you are not prepared. The Prepper's Pocket Companion shows you what to do before, during, and after any disaster, whether big or small. With ten easy steps, you'll learn the basics of: -Creating a foolproof plan -Storing water and food -Cooking off the grid -Alternative energy sources -Various disasters you may encounter -Short-term and long-term self-sufficiency -Safe and fast evacuation -And much more With this handy and instructive guide, you will learn how to protect yourself, your family, neighbors, and pets and be completely ready to face any disaster that may strike.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 192 Pages (21,861 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Gun Trader's Guide to Collectible Knives: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Reference with Current Market Values by Mike Robuck (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

The Gun Trader's Guide is the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts, and now is extending their influence to collectible knives. Focusing mainly on old and out of production knives, the Gun Trader's Guide to Collectible Knives is the ideal gift for any knife enthusiast looking to start a collecting of their own. Parts of the guide will focus on the following: • How and where to start your collection • The value of knives and how to determine their value • How to work knife shows • How to care for older knives Each knife featured will have its own short description and will be divided by grade (very good, good, fine, etc.). Fitting in with the Gun Trader's Guide series, this guide will be updated every few years to accommodate the changing market. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 175 Pages (60,017 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020

Instrument Procedures Handbook: FAA-H-8083-16A by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.2 Stars (58 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Designed as a technical reference for instrument-rated pilots who want to maximize their skills in an "Instrument Flight Rules" environment, the Federal Aviation Administration's Instrument Procedures Handbook contains the most current information on FAA regulations, the latest changes to procedures, and guidance on how to operate safely within the National Airspace System in all conditions. In-depth sections cover takeoffs and departures, en route operations, arrivals and approach, system improvement plans, and helicopter instrument procedures. Thorough safety information covers relevant subjects such as runway incursion, land and hold short operations, controlled flight into terrain, and human factors. Featuring an index, an appendix, a glossary, full-color photos, and illustrations, the Instrument Procedures Handbook is a valuable training aid and reference for pilots, instructors, and flight students, and the most authoritative book on instrument use anywhere.

Genre: Science & Math [x]
Length: 448 Pages (75,492 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 24th, 2020