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Dorothy May: Can she find a forever family? by Janet Hogan Chapman 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

Dorothy May is an even more complex character than her supposed mother, Madam May. Her life was tragic in many ways, yet her story is enduring and full of hope. Forever searching for her real parents, she struggles with relegating her own children to the same fate. Along the way she falls into abusive relationships and crime, but perseveres while trying to become the kind of mother she so desperately wanted for herself. You will be enthralled with this literary exploration based on true events in the life of an amazingly strong woman.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 352 Pages (635 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney 4.4 Stars (90 Reviews)    Price verified 9 minutes ago

When asked, "Robot, are you self aware?... Do you think that we are self aware?" Robot thought briefly, then responded, "Does it matter?" Robot, Robbie, is just one of one hundred new robots. Running revolutionary new software, these robots are truly unique. His only desire is to serve Lucy Walker. Brian Webster, his developer, also installs "The Governor" overseeing software that adds an additional safety layer, but this denies the robots free will. Hoping to develop the robots further, Brian inadvertently opens a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences. One hundred intelligent, enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans... Surely, they must learn to serve humans better? After all, they are programmed to serve. Lucy wants help following a deep loss. Brian wants commercial success. Robbie wants to serve Lucy Walker... or so he believes... "Robots Like Blue" follows Robbie on his emotional journey of self discovery. A journey where questions lead to more questions. It is a book about robots that explores free will, concepts of 'good and evil' and ultimately the sacrifice of love. Where will such a journey end?

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 319 Pages (1,165 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 29th, 2020

The Battle For Consciousness: Thinkers Island by Roberto Torres Rivera 4.2 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

After months of being obsessed with finding clues to his father's murder. John is convinced to take a relaxing trip on his boat unknowing that he was about to set on a journey that would change his life forever. Lured by a strange anomaly, which leads him to an uncharted island., he finds himself in the presence of highly enlightened people called The Thinkers. They explain that he was allowed on the island because of his unique abilities and that he was chosen to join them in their fight to save children from being hunted and killed by their enemy. Although very uneasy with this idea, in the beginning, he later learns that the people they call their enemy were also responsible for his father's death. With a vengeance now in the mix, John is willing to stay and help the Islanders fight these evil people known as The Controllers. John discovers that the Thinkers are hundreds of years advanced from the rest of the known world and kept secret by a force field surrounding the island. They show him unbelievable technologies as he learns about the plant and animal kingdom and the powers that they have. A Dolphin who takes him on a journey underwater and teaches him about the island's history also helps him discover Josh, a being from another dimension. He manages to fall in love with one of the governors and with her seductive powers, she helps John see into other worlds and the alternate realities that exist there. Ashar the seven-year-old girl that used her skills to lure him to the island explained about a virus designed by their enemy the Controllers and how it was affecting his world. Her mission was to teach people to retune with the source clock allowing the average person to think for themselves and regain control over their minds instead of being corralled and led by these evil people the Controllers. With John's understanding of his world challenged, in the short amount of time on this island, he was forced to see beyond the limitations of his mind. He gained ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 373 Pages (2,486 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 28th, 2020

You And What Army? How to Neutralize Conflict and Negotiate Justice For the Totally Outgunned, Inwardly Timid, Burnt Out or Socially Defunct by Lisa Bracken (New Flight Books newflightbooks.com) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

From newflightbooks.com: In a world fraught with conflict - sometimes hostile conflict - where access to justice can be politically, even physically barred, negotiation can be a powerfully viable avenue toward resolution. Negotiation, however, implies a compromising process of 'give and take' from those who are relatively equitably situated. For those in gravely unbalanced situations and facing enormous odds, rebalancing the field demands a greatly enhanced degree of insight, planning and persistence... evolving adversaries and conditions while simultaneously securing vital interests. With the capacity to be summoned toward a long-range campaign, negotiation, as a tool of equity and transformation, can fulfill an extraordinarily targeted and disciplined role in illuminating truth; paving access toward justice; and, facilitating sound social evolution, all the while serving short-term needs. Developed in such a way, negotiation demands broad situational analysis; the design and implementation of effective strategies; vigorous community organizing; the building of sustainable coalitions; navigating and leveraging bureaucracies; neutralizing misinformation; launching a relevant education and media campaign; and, leveraging common principals of law. For the figuratively outgunned, inwardly timid, burnt out or socially defunct, this type of coordinated approach may appear beneficial, but nonetheless overwhelming. Offering detailed and scalable field solutions as well as worksheets amounting to an evolved strategic playbook, "You And What Army?" is a practical, easy-to-use, 870 page field guide loaded with powerful, straight-forward applications and techniques useful in structuring an effective, comprehensive and far-reaching negotiation campaign. Long recognized internationally by scholars, advocates, and business leaders, "You And What Army?" is a necessary reference for negotiators, analysts, strategists, advocacy organizations, academics, attorneys, diplomats ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 872 Pages (2,258 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Mar 28th, 2020

The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe (E-BOOKARAMA) 3.6 Stars (37 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"The Romance of the Forest", first published in 1791, is a gothic classic, a style popularised by writers like Ann Radcliffe. They were often set in castles or great houses, involved a mystery, supernatural elements, a 'damsel in distress' and typically an overpowering male figure. They were very popular during the Romantic period of British literature. Rich in allusions to aesthetic theory and to travel literature, "The Romance of the Forest" is also concerned with current philosophical debate and examines systems of thought central to the intellectual life of late eighteenth-century Europe. Set in a Roman Catholic Europe of violent passions and extreme oppression, the novel follows the fate of its heroine Adeline, who is mysteriously placed under the protection of a family fleeing Paris for debt. They take refuge in a ruined abbey in south-eastern France, where sinister relics of the past - a skeleton, a manuscript, and a rusty dagger - are discovered in concealed rooms. Adeline finds herself at the mercy of the abbey's proprietor, a libidinous Marquis whose attentions finally force her to contemplate escape to distant regions...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 488 Pages (1,902 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 27th, 2020

History of american socialism by JOHN HUMPHREY NOYES. (GIANLUCA) Price verified 14 hours ago

The book introduces the study of socialism as a phenomenon and socialist movements in America during the nineteenth century.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 557 Pages (579 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 24th, 2020

History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III by Matilda Joslyn Gage (GIANLUCA) 3.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 59 minutes ago

The labors of those who have edited these volumes are not only finished as far as this work extends, but if three-score years and ten be the usual limit of human life, all our earthly endeavors must end in the near future. After faithfully collecting material for several years, and making the best selections our judgment has dictated, we are painfully conscious of many imperfections the critical reader will perceive. But since stereotype plates will not reflect our growing sense of perfection, the lavish praise of friends as to the merits of these pages will have its antidote in the defects we ourselves discover. We may however without egotism express the belief that this volume will prove specially interesting in having a large number of contributors from England, France, Canada and the United States, giving personal experiences and the progress of legislation in their respective localities.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 1,713 Pages (2,142 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 24th, 2020

The Essential Bertrand Russell by Bertrand Russell (Steppenwolf Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

In the early 20th century, Bertrand Russell led the British "revolt against idealism". He is widely considered to be one of the major founders of analytic philosophy and one of the 20th century's premier logicians. Russell's work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and philosophy, especially the philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics. The Essential Bertrand Russell brings together his finest writings, from "On Denoting", a paradigm of philosophy, to his masterpiece "Problems of Philosophy", through to his critical works on freedom from religion.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 744 Pages (1,641 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 24th, 2020

Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Smadar Lavie (Cornell University Press) Price verified 2 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

Regeneration of the Built Environment from a Circular Economy Perspective (Research for Development) by Stefano Della Torre (Springer) Price verified 10 hours ago

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. A series of key challenges are considered in depth from a multidisciplinary perspective, spanning engineering, architecture, and regional and urban economics. These challenges include strategies to relaunch socioeconomic development through regenerative processes, the regeneration of urban spaces from the perspective of resilience, the development and deployment of innovative products and processes in the construction sector in order to comply more fully with the principles of sustainability and circularity, and the development of multiscale approaches to enhance the performance of both the existing building stock and new buildings. The book offers a rich selection of conceptual, empirical, methodological, technical, and case study/project-based research. It will be of value for all who have an interest in regeneration of the built environment from a circular economy perspective.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 386 Pages (47,927 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 18th, 2020

American Government 2e by Glen Krutz (OpenStax) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 35 minutes 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

Seneca Six Pack 2: Six More Essential Texts by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.7 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 35 minutes ago

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality." - Seneca. Seneca Six Pack 2 presents six more primary and secondary texts for students of Stoicism and fans of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There are three Seneca originals, a study of Seneca's poetry, a biographical essay by Elbert Hubbard and a look at the parallels between Seneca and Plutarch. Seneca Six Pack 2 Apocolocyntosis Or, Ludus de Morte Claudii: The Pumpkinification of Claudius by Seneca. Letters from a Stoic Volume II by Seneca. On Benefits by Seneca. Seneca's Poetry by Harold Edgeworth Butler. Seneca by Elbert Hubbard. Seneca and Plutarch by Michel de Montaigne. Includes image gallery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 389 Pages (1,584 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 13th, 2020

Girlhood and the Politics of Place by Claudia Mitchell (Berghahn Books) Price verified 24 hours ago

Examining context-specific conditions in which girls live, learn, work, play, and organize deepens the understanding of place-making practices of girls and young women worldwide. Focusing on place across health, literary and historical studies, art history, communications, media studies, sociology, and education allows for investigations of how girlhood is positioned in relation to interdisciplinary and transnational research methodologies, media environments, geographic locations, history, and social spaces. This book offers a comprehensive reading on how girlhood scholars construct and deploy research frameworks that directly engage girls in the research process.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 356 Pages (4,761 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Mar 5th, 2020
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