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Sir Lyle's Dig by Sheldon Lefkowitz 3.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Quarter Finalist--2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award! SIR LYLE'S DIG In 1950, explorer Sir Lyle Ashford wrote a famous letter to the Times of London in which he boasted of finding "... a bigger cache of treasures in Egypt than existed in King Tut's tomb." Two problems; Ashford was known to lie about sites and secondly, after that dispatch, no one ever heard from him again. Over sixty years later, archeologist Gavin Beechman uncovers the entrance to an unknown burial crypt high above the Valley of the Kings. In the deepest chamber, Gavin makes a discovery that electrifies the archeological community, the body of Sir Lyle. What he does not find are any artifacts, critically important clues to the nature of the tomb. He feels compelled to track them down, a hunt that will take him on a journey from Egypt to the quiet, country lanes of the United Kingdom. Internationally known television correspondent Elizabeth Colino is confident the startling findings in the Middle East will provide the basis of an award-winning story, but is anxious about interviewing the man whose heart she broke. Following a news conference, Gavin refuses to share any information with Liz so she heads out on her own to fill in the details. She has the enormous resources of her network to back her up, but little expertise in the field of antiquities. Will Gavin and Liz remain on opposite sides of the search? Who will uncover the truth first, and what will it tell them about Sir Lyle's death? SIR LYLE'S DIG will take the reader through Liz and Gavin's emotional turmoil as they search for something that may never have existed and experience the apprehension of rediscovering what once did.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 306 Pages (623 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 7th, 2020

The Journey by Chariss K. Walker (CreateSpace) 4.6 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

How could she know he was really a monster? As one reviewer said, " 5-Stars: A Great book about a horrifying experience." Katy is desperate to get away from a controlling, abusive, and terrifying man who hurts her in the most savage ways. He was once a kind, thoughtful lover. Now, he has her paralyzed with fear from his ruthless and revolting behavior. She can't think straight, but she's sick and tired of being beaten down. She knows she has to escape - but his threats make her feel vulnerable and trapped. Is there no way out? Read one woman's nightmarish journey as she closely listens to the guidance of her inner voice in this tale of survival. Warning: Emotional triggers. Scroll up to get your copy of The Journey now!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 313 Pages (1,779 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 7th, 2020

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Reach Books) 4.5 Stars (4,237 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Meditations is a series of writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. A central theme to "Meditations" is to analyze your judgement of self and others and developing a cosmic perspective. As he said "You have the power to strip away many superfluous troubles located wholly in your judgement, and to possess a large room for yourself embracing in thought the whole cosmos, to consider everlasting time, to think of the rapid change in the parts of each thing, of how short it is from birth until dissolution, and how the void before birth and that after dissolution are equally infinite". He advocates finding one's place in the universe and sees that everything came from nature, and so everything shall return to it in due time. It seems at some points in his work that we are all part of a greater construct thus taking a collectivist approach rather than having an individualist perspective. Another strong theme is of maintaining focus and to be without distraction all the while maintaining strong ethical principles such as "Being a good man". His Stoic ideas often involve avoiding indulgence in sensory affections, a skill which will free a man from the pains and pleasures of the material world. He claims that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. An order or logos permeates existence. Rationality and clear-mindedness allow one to live in harmony with the logos.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 525 Pages (703 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 6th, 2020

The Hackable City: Digital Media and Collaborative City-Making in the Network Society by Michiel de Lange (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

This open access book presents a selection of the best contributions to the Digital Cities 9 Workshop held in Limerick in 2015, combining a number of the latest academic insights into new collaborative modes of city making that are firmly rooted in empirical findings about the actual practices of citizens, designers and policy makers. It explores the affordances of new media technologies for empowering citizens in the process of city making, relating examples of bottom-up or participatory practices to reflections about the changing roles of professional practitioners in the processes, as well as issues of governance and institutional policymaking.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 302 Pages (29,817 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 5th, 2020

Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Smadar Lavie (Cornell University Press) Price verified 17 hours ago

Creativity and play erupt in the most solemn of everyday worlds as individuals reshape traditional forms in the light of changing historical circumstances. In this lively volume, fourteen distinguished anthropologists explore the life of creativity in social life across the globe and within the study of ethnography itself. Contributors include Barbara A. Babcock, Edward M. Bruner, James W. Fernandez, Don Handelman, Smadar Lavie, José E. Limon, Barbara Myerhoff, Kirin Narayan, Renato Rosaldo, Richard Schechner, Edward L. Schieffelin, Marjorie Shostak, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, and Edith Turner.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 368 Pages (2,916 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 23rd, 2020

American Government 2e by Glen Krutz (OpenStax) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

American Government 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. This kindle edition is best viewed in single column format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,355 Pages (61,577 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 15th, 2020
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