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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 13 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

The Logos Life: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott 4.6 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police and joined the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. The ship, staffed by volunteers from sixty-five different countries, was sailing the waters of Asia. Natalie began by serving visitors in the mayhem of the International Café before moving to the isolated recesses of the ship's dangerous freezers as store-keeper. Having fallen in love with a group of street teens addicted to solvents in the Philippines, she ended her commitment as administrator of the largest floating book-fair in the world. Join Natalie on her often hilarious adventures amidst an inevitable multitude of cultural catastrophes as she attempts to bring knowledge, help and hope to the people she encounters along the way.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 296 Pages (842 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 5th, 2020

Equal by W.J. Costello 3.9 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

This collection contains all three Equal books (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) in a single book. Janus is a lawman who enforces society's sacred law that every citizen must be Equal in every way. Physically. Mentally. Emotionally. But when Janus falls in love with a woman who broke that law he begins a transformative journey of self-discovery that makes him question the society in which he lives. Now he must choose between love and duty. Will he bring the woman to justice? Or will he join her and become a lawbreaker himself?

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 234 Pages (3,846 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 5th, 2020

Life, the Universe, God, and all that Stuff: 'an inside-out view' by Johnny R. O'Neill 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Life Is a Song, to be Played Again... and Again... What is the 'stuff' of which our universe is made? Quarks or atoms? God or consciousness? An as yet undiscovered something? Is it 'made' of any 'thing' at all? In this remarkable book, author Johnny R. O'Neill describes a universe made, yes, of 'stuff,' but also, and just as importantly, made of the ever-changing relationship between that stuff and those who experience it. 'Relationship'? Think of it as 'feeling.' We exist as the feeling of life, and living. Using a well-reasoned and insightful mix of science and philosophy, spirituality and religion, the author maps previously uncharted territory on our understanding of ourselves. Within are pathways of thought leading to fresh ideas on consciousness, awareness, free will; to new intersections with old ideas, the Golden Rule, personal responsibility; as well as expansive, clear-eyed vistas on faith, morality, truth, and indeed, eternity. It's a new metaphor the author offers, new ways of thinking about ourselves, about our world, about our own existence in and as this 'kinetic whirl' that is our boundaryless universe. It truly is a new way of seeing, and from the inside-out, 'Life, the Universe, God, and all that Stuff'...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 178 Pages (1,541 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 5th, 2020

They're Rugby Boys, Don't You Know?: (Missionary Stories) by Natalie Vellacott 4.2 Stars (56 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Natalie Vellacott took a two-year break from her job with Sussex Police to join the Logos Hope Christian missionary ship. She was forever changed when, the ship having repeatedly broken down in the Philippines, she unexpectedly encountered and fell in love with a group of street teenage boys addicted to a solvent called "rugby." The dirty, wild, miserable, rabble were accustomed to hostility. Their curious approach in order to investigate the foreigners was cautious and sometimes abusive. Local Filipinos watched from a distance, fascinated yet fearful. These were the "rugby boys"--untouchable and invisible, even dangerous and definitely not worthy of time, attention, love and care. But now a small group of highly regarded foreigners seemed intent on drawing attention to them. A true missionary story about Christian hope being brought to the hopeless in the Philippines...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 208 Pages (989 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 5th, 2020

Love in G Minor: Almost a Fantasy by Nawar Alsaadi 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Love in G Minor: Almost a Fantasy is a symphony composed with words, a tale of love, life, serendipity, and self-discovery told through a chance encounter between an obsessive existentialist author and an aspiring actress. Love in G Minor is a riveting experience that will take you on an emotional roller coaster, pulling you from the depths of despair to the intoxicating high of an all-consuming love, and through all that is in between. The words of this moving story will stay with you forever and shed a new light on all that matters in your own life.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 238 Pages (708 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

Abraham Lincoln Quotes. Vol.14: Motivational & Inspirational Life Quotes by Abraham Lincoln (Quotes...) by The Secret Libraries Price verified 4 hours ago

This book provides a selected collection of 209 quotes from the works of Abraham Lincoln. "The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries." "Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power." "Doubt is the origin of wisdom." Quotes... Vol.8 René Descartes - Published by The Secret Libraries

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 220 Pages (1,635 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

Empowerment by Virtue of Golden Truth. Human Cloning: Specifically, REM Driven Human Cloning FULL DISCLOSURE by Donald Marshall 4.3 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

The truth is liberating at the same time paralysing. Laurence Mountford. Introduction Just read it. Every word in this document is true, and it is the most important document to ever reach the internet. This document is written to empower good people of the world against the tyranny which exists all around us in our world today. Effectively, the document presented here discloses concealed information about the extent to which medicine, science, and technology has advanced in our current era. Moreover, I am disclosing this information because I have been extensively abused, and I am victim of current advances in medicine, science, and technology, which I describe in detail below. There are many, many, other victims of abuse, including myself, and therefore it is our plea that you read this document with an open mind and you investigate ALL statements which may initially irk you and appear 'suspect' to begin with (the circumstantial evidence is available all around you); because as a victim of abuse, I can honestly say, there is nothing worse than experiencing abuse, and those who have the power to protect you from your abusers, ignore you. I will now discuss what qualifies as whistle blowing disclosure. After detailing the criteria which qualifies for whistle blowing disclosure, I will detail aspects of the Serious Crime Act, and preface a foundation which defines, explains, and references key information for the reader to understand as well as explore the extent to which medicine, science, and technology has advanced today; all for the express purpose of compelling the reader that medicine, science, and technology, has advanced at an incredible rate; that current advances in medicine, science and technology are withheld from public knowledge; and finally these advancements in medicine, science, and technology, have been and are currently used to commit serious unspeakable crimes against humanity and our environment here on earth. Moreover, it is my aim to ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 113 Pages (2,366 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

Trumpocalypse!: A Total Disaster by Chuck Regan (Zelmer Pulp) 4.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

You wanna know who's deplorable? These writers. These writers, they wrote these stories about me, and they're not nice. Not even a little bit. Look, I know I'm a famous guy. Probably the most famous guy on the planet. I mean let's face it. I am the single most talked about human being in the history of forever. History of writing. And of course they'd wanna write about me. Why wouldn't they? So they did, but none of it's nice. My lawyers tell me I should sue. And I should. They wrote the most horrible, horrible fabrications about me. And they can't write. None of them can. They can't write. It's a disaster the way they write. You've read my tweets. I know how to write. They just try to put a lot more words together to make it sound good, but it's not. It's so bad. It's a total disaster.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 116 Pages (2,805 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

The Illusion of Free Will (Book of Lists) by I. M. Probulos 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

With hundreds of examples I. M Probulos explores the illusion of free will and explains in succinct and clear terms the reason for his position. As part of the Book of Lists series, this book includes over 30 lists, but it much more than that. It has a very clear narrative and perspective and its goal is to define exactly what the illusion of free will means and the issues involved. This book has been thoroughly researched and includes findings from psychology, genetics, neurobiology, quantum physics, and numerous other sources to back up the author's deterministic view of the universe. The first point is that making a choice and having free will are two, entirely separate issues; second, personal responsibility and consequences are also separate from free will. The book explores numerous approaches to the concept of free will and includes numerous scenarios and examples of deterministic behavior. The author lists positive determinist behaviors, and finally, there are numerous additional resources including books, debates, internet articles, and even some competing information. The author posits the concept that we can be positive causal ramjets. The concept of a ramjet is simple-since it operates by air intake, the faster it goes, the more oxygen it takes in, and the faster it goes. So the deterministic argument against "if everything is determined, why do anything?" or "if I am just a robot then why not just go home and sit on the couch?" is that, for one, nothing changes about choices or activity in a causal world, and two, we want to cascade as many positive and beneficial causal events as possible and minimize the negative. In addition to having this on your Kindle to read anytime, you can download this E-book to your personal computer, Android phone or iPad. There will surely be updates so compare the version number and date in the very front of your version to the one posted on Amazon, They only sends out notices where there is a major change so ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 200 Pages (504 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

Story of Puskas and his Team: The Zenith & Decline of the Hungarian Golden Team by Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL. 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

With the brilliant leadership of the 26 year old Ferenc Puskas, Hungary had slaughtered England 6-3 in November 1953 at the height of the Cold War. Khrushchev (Soviet chief in Moscow) celebrated the victory with champagne. Hungary was the first foreign team to inflict defeat on England at Wembley in front of 110,000 appreciative fans. The legendary Hungarian Golden Team dominated world football (soccer) from 1950 to 1956; beating England, Brazil & Uruguay among others. Its story is told in interviews, analysis, and 120 photos - including the 17 year-old Pele with Puskas in Brazil. Sixty years is a lot of time. Social systems, big ideas, countries, and even empires shine and fall during this time. Among those who are in high positions, many feverishly try to leave a positive lasting impression on posterity, but so few people succeed in doing this. Because we, ordinary people, who do we like to remember? As the citizens of the ancient Greek city-states considered their triumphant athletes to be heroes, so we also feel that the elite athletes who ascended among us are our own. The triumph of the Hungarian Golden Team on the grass belongs to everyone, as everyone also experiences defeat as being a bit of their own. The fate of the Hungarian hero is tragic. No matter how close the light would shine before him, he stumbles at the very last step of his triumphal progress and in the end, he can not withstand those forces that shape the world. After a score of 6:3 achieved at Wembley Stadium, the original home of football (soccer in USA), a fallen nation that was humiliated multiple times could taste greatnes, uniqueness and invincibility again. Sixty years ago in Bern, Switzerland we could already feel the world famous victory as our own. That in the end it did not happen like this, that the crowning did not take place, we are looking for its causes to the present day. We are looking for it, because we, who were there on the field or were just listening to the broadcast ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 220 Pages (7,655 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

I'm Just That Into Me: You're The One You've Been Waiting For by Dayna Mason (Seattle Indie Press) 4.5 Stars (32 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Imagine feeling excited about your life... ... a life that you've created, a life you totally love What if you fell in love with you? And no, that doesn't make you a narcissist. Your relationship with yourself is the foundation of your life. Embacing the truth of who you uniquely are is empowering. Could past trauma be holding you back from happiness? Bestselling author Dayna Mason and co-author Jason Andrada use inspiring stories, and easy exercises to help you identify the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck choosing the same limiting relationships and life, over and over again. Get free once and for all. • Let go of the lies you still carry with you from childhood • Embrace your awesomeness • Enjoy a life you totally love, regardless of relationship status Within this book is everything you need to take action that brings you true happiness and fulfillment. Take control of your destiny -- the awesome life you were always meant to live. Get Started Today This is not a traditional "self-help" book. You'll love the page-turning honesty of the authors' real-life stories, and appreciate the easy to follow tools, because they will take you on a quest that changes you. Get it now. "This book focuses on the relationship that forms the basis for all other relationships -- our relationship with ourselves. Although the two main characters experienced specific types of trauma that informed their actions, any reader can benefit from the tools of self-discovery and self-care that are included in this book. A life-affirming story of turning pain into a springboard for helping others." -SJM, Amazon Reviewer "Easy to read and relate to. If you want to recognize and change behavior patterns in your life that have led to relationship failure then this is your book. Dayna and Jason share their adverse childhood experiences of trauma and explain how those experiences shape the dynamics of their relationships today." -Susie Meyer, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 203 Pages (1,304 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

Stuff Happens: H.O.P.E. Anyway by Gloria Brintnall (Gloria Brintnall Ministries) 4.8 Stars (40 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Is porn addiction real? Is it possible to hide porn from your wife or partner? Local latest news reports as well as national, have included many a heartbreaking story about formerly upstanding citizens like firefighters, teachers, politicians, celebrities, doctors, ministers, and pastors who found themselves entangled in an addiction they couldn't escape - at least not on their own. What would you do, if, after 30 years of marriage, you discovered your husband, a pastor, was addicted to online pornography? How shocked would you be when two FBI agents followed your husband into your own house because the addiction had escalated to include teenage girls? This non-fiction narrative will keep you turning the pages. It's more than a salacious tale; it's an account of how to hope in dark times, how to handle grief, and how to begin again after life's curve balls.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 194 Pages (768 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

TTO2L, The Sacred Path: A Gift For Hospice & Loved Ones by James Edmund Carpenter II 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

TTO2L, The Sacred Path. A Gift For Hospice & Loved Ones. Forever We Exist, TTO2L, One Up, One Center.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 111 Pages (2,543 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 7) by James Morcan (Sterling Gate Books) 3.6 Stars (39 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

What do the world's superpowers get up to in their secret underground bunkers? UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet, by novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan, details confirmed and rumored underground facilities in the United States and around the world. Containing rare photographic evidence throughout as well as little-known quotes from key government figures, it makes a compelling case for there being an enormous hidden world under the Earth's surface. The Morcans speculate that the covert underground infrastructure may be far bigger than anyone has previously supposed and is likely used for the development of suppressed technologies. Their sources include declassified files, university reports, WikiLeaks' documents and interviews with ex-military personnel turned whistleblowers who claim to have worked in "cities below ground". UNDERGROUND BASES delivers a vast array of facts and theories that ultimately allows readers to form their own conclusions. The exposé covers everything from: the US Department of Defense's verified evacuation areas beneath the White House and the Pentagon as well as their acknowledged sites at Mount Weather and Cheyenne Mountain; underground facilities around the world including Russia's sprawling Mezhgorye complex and Australia's CIA-managed Pine Gap; the long-forgotten newspaper headlines which reported that Adolf Hitler and senior SS officers may have built a Nazi colony beneath Antarctica after WW2; rumors that human-alien joint ventures are occurring below ground and that kidnapped citizens are being detained in subterranean prisons for illegal medical experimentation such as cloning. Why are the Global Elite spending trillions of dollars of their black budgets to build such vast networks of underground (and undersea and under-ice) sites? Are they simply preparing for emergencies as per official government explanations? Do they believe an ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 150 Pages (6,048 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 4th, 2020

Stoic Six Pack 9 - The Presocratics (Illustrated): Anaximander, The School of Miletus, Zeno, Parmenides, Pre-Socratic Philosophy and The Eleatics by John Marshall (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.0 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

The philosophers who preceded Socrates (469 - 399 BC), the PreSocratics, were the first recorded individuals to reject mythological explanations for the unknown. Aristotle called the PreSocratics physikoi meaning physicists, after physis, nature, because they sought natural explanations for phenomena, as opposed to the earlier theologoi, theologians, whose philosophical basis was supernatural. The physikoi invented maps, an early time-keeping device in the form of a sun-dial and they were the first to logically argue that the earth was a spherical shape. While most of the physikoi produced significant texts, none of their works have survived in complete form. All that is available are quotations by later philosophers (often biased) and historians, and the occasional textual fragment. Diogenes Laërtius divides them into two groups, Ionian and Italiote, led by Anaximander and Pythagoras, respectively. Other key figures include Thales, Zeno and Parmenides. Stoic Six Pack 9 - The PreSocratics brings together a broad selection of key primary and secondary texts to help shed light on this important early philosophy school. Stoic Six Pack 9 - The PreSocratics Anaximander's Book, the Earliest Known Geographical Treatise by William Arthur Heidel. The School of Miletus: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes and Heraclitus by John Marshall. The Pre-Socratics by George Grote. The Logic of the Pre-Socratic Philosophy by William Arthur Heidel. The Eleatics: Xenophanes, Parmenides, Zeno and Melissus by John Marshall. The Pre-Socratics by Benjamin Cocker. Includes image gallery.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 184 Pages (1,800 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

Benedictus de Spinoza - The Ethics by Benedictus de Spinoza (Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing) Price verified 7 hours ago

Ethics is a philosophical treatise written in Latin by Benedict de Spinoza. Spinoza's magnum opus, the Ethics, was published posthumously in the year of his death. The work opposed Descartes' philosophy of mindbody dualism, and earned Spinoza recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers. According to Spinoza, God is Nature and Nature is God.In fact, within the German philosophical sphere, Spinoza's influence on German Idealism was remarkable. He was both a challenge and inspiration for the three major figures of this movement: Hegel, Schelling and Fichte. Schopenhauer points to fundamental affinities with Spinoza , but he also criticizes Spinoza. Baruch Spinoza, born Benedito de Espinosa, was a Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 264 Pages (405 KB)
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Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

Cognition Switch: The Freethinkers Collection by Friedrich Nietzsche (Cognition Switch) Price verified 4 hours ago

"Cognition Switch: The Freethinkers Collection" brings together an amazing array of the world's greatest freethought writing. This curated collection harvests treasures from the western cultural record spanning the initial blossoming of Jean Meslier in 1732 to the penetrating insight of David Hume in 1776 and on to the devastating arguments of Bertrand Russell in 1927.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 2,206 Pages (2,681 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

The Liar by Niramisa Weiss 4.6 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

There is nothing to fear. Have you heard that said before? We may hear it in spiritual circles or read it in religious texts. It is a very comforting thought and somehow rings true deep within. But usually we must take it on faith if we are to believe it. Why is the world as it is? Why have we not been able to eradicate suffering? Why does genocide continue unabated after countless horrific events obliging us, each time, to promise we will never do it again? A promise never kept. Why is the future always like the past? Why are my relationships full of pain? These are the questions that all of us need answering and have not yet been adequately addressed. The good news is that the answer is the same for all these questions, and millions more like them. There is a single cause behind all the pain and suffering of humankind. All we need do is understand what it is, stop believing its lies, and watch it drift away into nothingness. Then, and only then, will we have a chance at being what we truly are. There is nothing to fear. Nothing bad ever happened. Evil doesn't exist. The world is illusion. These statements happen to be true but up until now there has only been stark proof to the contrary. 'The Liar' examines these hopeful ideas and provides a clear and definitive argument as to why they must be true. There really is nothing to fear, quite literally. We fear nothing because we fear lies alone. And lies are not true and therefore do not, and cannot, exist in reality. QED. But don't take my word for it, read for yourself and make up your own mind.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 268 Pages (707 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

At the End of the Santa Fe Trail by Blandina Segale (Arcadia Press) Price verified 9 hours ago

Originally published in 1932 and long unavailable, this memoir by a strong-willed and resourceful nun is a valuable addition to the story of women in the West. Sister Blandina (1850-1941) served in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico from 1872 to 1894 as a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Sister Blandina dedicated herself to teaching Hispanic children, tending the sick, visiting prisoners, assisting orphans, and raising money to further missionary activities among Hispanics and Native Americans. She quickly recognized the essential injustice of the settling of the West and observed that the Native Americans' "right to the land we call America is unquestioned."

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 298 Pages (581 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

My Generation: A Memoir of the Baby Boom by Nowick Gray (Cougar WebWorks) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Would you be willing to change everything to follow your heart and feed your soul? Nowick Gray was, inspired like so many classic songs... with a cross-country drive. And he documented his incredible journey in My Generation, a literary memoir that highlights the intrinsic value of personal growth, and how that growth can dramatically change the trajectory of your life--if you let it. My Generation is a surprisingly fast-paced, passionate, thoughtful and humorous account that's sure to be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates the importance of understanding where we come from and how it shapes us, and those looking to connect with a kindred spirit of the earth.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 460 Pages (1,102 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

Teaching Snapping Turtles How To Chew Bubblegum by Jonathan Heatt (Heattwave Productions) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Trying to reason with a Republican (or Democrat) is like teaching a snapping turtle how to chew bubblegum. This conclusion birthed the title of my book. Teaching Snapping Turtles is an opinionated nonfiction book about American Society in the 21st Century. The problem with politics is that both parties believe they're right. No matter what. Only the "other person" needs to change. The shell is a happy place. American society is diseased. Violent. Corrupt. Many people sleepwalk and wade through life with no purpose. Gun violence continues unabated and unaddressed by our mercenary politicians. Wealth continues to be consolidated by the few - a sociopathic symptom of Capitalism. And everything is connected: Politics, Culture, religion, etc... Nothing will change until our collective mind state changes. My acerbic book aims to spark a movement of change. It is necessary. Americans suffer from hunger pains of which they know not. A spiritual void pervades our society - not a religious one, but a sense of purpose eludes the bulk of our populace. Buy & Consume are momentary reprieves that leave a person feeling empty. Most people want to be good people. Maybe my book can point them in the right direction and in turn, start a long overdue evolution of thought. Teaching Snapping Turtles is merely a gonzo mirror of truth reflecting the absurd times we live in. Gun sales increase as tragedies grace the front pages. Unless we immediately change as a people then there will only be more Sandy Hooks. The truth shouldn't always be pretty & polite. Truth can be vulgar. I question everything Americans hold dear: guns, capitalism, religion, sports, violent movies... and highlight the harm these things are having on Humanity. A recent Pew Research Center report stated that a quarter of American adults had not read a book in the past year. This is unacceptable. My book is designed for Every American, specifically for the blue-collar middle class worker who never reads books. This ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 267 Pages (1,205 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle: More Tips For Young Travellers, New Philosophers, and Older Searchers by James Head 4.6 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

(Note Spring 2019: A new edition of these 3 introductory essays on Greek Philosophy is now available at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NK3KPKV) The New Edition 2019 includes the 3 essays this earlier book and has 3 more essays added. For the latest full description of the New Edition 2019 - please go to the above link or type it in your browser

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 105 Pages (819 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 3rd, 2020

Essays - First and second series by Ralph Waldo Emerson 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

FIRST SERIES - HISTORY SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION SPIRITUAL LAWS LOVE FRIENDSHIP PRUDENCE HEROISM THE OVER-SOUL CIRCLES INTELLECT ART SECOND SERIES - THE POET EXPERIENCE CHARACTER MANNERS GIFTS NATURE POLITICS NOMINALIST AND REALIST NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 273 Pages (996 KB)
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Added: Apr 2nd, 2020

How Donald Trump Stole My Husband by Zena Thomas 4.4 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

What happens when the 2016 Election collides with an already shaky marriage? How Donald Trump Stole My Husband describes the mutation of a halfway-normal husband into an intolerant, angry Trump fanatic. Set in a Colorado mountain town during a housing crunch caused by the legalization of marijuana, the wife has nowhere to move, and must watch the transformation happen right before her eyes while Fox News eggs him on. Intimidated by her well-armed ex, a disabled vet troubled by PTSD and anger management issues, the Bernie-loving wife keeps her mouth shut to avoid conflict while describing the monster she helped to create. During the last months of her marriage, she finds a way to say goodbye to snowboarding high-altitude powder, camping and hiking the backcountry, photographing wildflowers, and rafting the Colorado River. This hilarious firsthand story is a low-income adventure mixed with current politics, deep-fried in gusto, and dripping in sarcasm.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 118 Pages (1,147 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 2nd, 2020

Any angel has the right to live twice: The Art of killing Marilyn Monroe. 3 Third serial book. by Dr. Marilyn Monroe 2.5 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

54 years passed since Marilyn Monroe died. A secretive contract was drawn around her murder You will never attain what is within. For Marilyn 90 birthday on 1 June 2016. The renowned Research Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Specialize in past life regression hypnotherapy. Appeared on Oprah, Regis, Jerry Springer, Montel, CNN, CBS News, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, The Washington Post, Time. Los Angeles Times. He discovered Marilyn is alive once more. Her secretive sensational Paranormal mind blowing Knowledge, reveal everything you need to know, what is hiding inside of her Pandora- box mysterious murder. She will strip your mind as the ultimate - Goddess sex symbol can. From all Your internal fears and protections. Help you discover your Inner child - self - identity. Take care you will not get lost in the wilderness, as she did at the 5 August 1962 the day Marilyn was murdered. Her miracle comeback, will shake you and help you reborn again. Fly high above all your hidden sub conscience fears from the angel of death. At this third book Marilyn is getting deeper into her murder scne, since many story's were left open behind her murder case, she will give you the ability to choose the true murder scene from 7 murder scen she will portrait for you. In this book she will exhibit for you 3 murder scene out of 7. Good luck with finding the true one.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 106 Pages (40,115 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Apr 2nd, 2020

Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South by Gary Lloyd 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Newspaper articles live a regrettably short life, unless they are sealed behind glass and hung on bedroom walls. They remain in mint condition for one day, and that is often it. They are read at the kitchen table, crumpled and thrown in the trash. They are pressed into cardboard boxes, to help people move household items. They are rolled tight, to frighten dogs into good behavior. They are tossed into campfires, fireplaces and even litter boxes. They turn yellow in coin boxes and on newsstands, unread. The articles are quickly forgotten. In Valley Road, author Gary Lloyd lauds the inspiring people he encountered as a journalist, reveals heartening stories of family and friends, and describes the beauty and simplicity of the American South. In doing so, these uplifting stories always have somewhere to live on, and never be forgotten.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 258 Pages (1,087 KB)
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Added: Apr 2nd, 2020

DHARMA: 40 ESSAYS ON YOGA by Charles Kasler (Amazon.com) 4.7 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Dharma is our gradual awakening to the truth and the recognition of our unique path. Dharma is not something I chose, it chose me. These are some of my insights over 25 years of intensive study, practice, and teaching of yoga. Much of it centers around hatha yoga (postures and breathwork) because that is the main practice in the west. Like other branches of yoga, it is a training of mind and heart so that we experience life with grace and equanimity. Insight arises from continual observation of the mind (citta) and attunement to energy flow (prana). May these words guide you toward finding your dharma.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 131 Pages (1,040 KB)
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Essays of Montaigne by Michel De Montaigne (Perennial Press) 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

The present publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literature -- a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only in the land of his birth, but in all countries and in all literatures. His Essays, which are at once the most celebrated and the most permanent of his productions, form a magazine out of which such minds as those of Bacon and Shakespeare did not disdain to help themselves; and, indeed, as Hallam observes, the Frenchman's literary importance largely results from the share which his mind had in influencing other minds, coeval and subsequent. But, at the same time, estimating the value and rank of the essayist, we are not to leave out of the account the drawbacks and the circumstances of the period: the imperfect state of education, the comparative scarcity of books, and the limited opportunities of intellectual intercourse. Montaigne freely borrowed of others, and he has found men willing to borrow of him as freely. We need not wonder at the reputation which he with seeming facility achieved. He was, without being aware of it, the leader of a new school in letters and morals. His book was different from all others which were at that date in the world. It diverted the ancient currents of thought into new channels. It told its readers, with unexampled frankness, what its writer's opinion was about men and things, and threw what must have been a strange kind of new light on many matters but darkly understood. Above all, the essayist uncased himself, and made his intellectual and physical organism public property. He took the world into his confidence on all subjects. His essays were a sort of literary anatomy, where we get a diagnosis of the writer's mind, made by himself at different levels and under a large variety of operating influences. Of all egotists, Montaigne, if not the greatest, was the most fascinating, because, perhaps, he was the least affected and ...

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Tectonics: A Layman's Guide to Everything Wrong With the World by George Rypslier 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Right now across the globe the news cycle is filled with stories of governmental corruption, revolt and the reemergence of Neo-fascism. After those headlines are the debates on propaganda, social media and tribalism new and old. This book touches them all. This a examination for the here and now. Dissecting everything from the motives of government to the motives of our subconscious and how they play off of each other. This book is an effort to make all of the noise make a little more sense. Human history mirrors the slow incremental movements of the earth which itself is periodically disrupted by sudden upheaval. Grab your dictionary and a glass of whisky for within these pages is a crash course on what the world actually is and where it really needs to be. This is a modern examination of government, religion, culture and the economy, where it all goes wrong, and how we can get it right.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 203 Pages (1,277 KB)
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Any angel has the right to live twice: The evolution of Marilyn Monroe soul. 2 serial book. by Dr. Marilyn Monroe 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

54 years passed since Marilyn Monroe died. A secretive contract was drawn around her murder You will never attain what is within. For Marilyn 90 birthday on 1 June 2016. The renowned Research Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Specialize in past life regression hypnotherapy. Appeared on Oprah, Regis, Jerry Springer, Montel, CNN, CBS News, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, The Washington Post, Time. Los Angeles Times. He discovered Marilyn is alive once more. Her secretive sensational Paranormal mind blowing Knowledge, reveal everything you need to know, what is hiding inside of her Pandora- box mysterious murder. She will strip your mind as the ultimate - Goddess sex symbol can. From all Your internal fears and protections. Help you discover your Inner child - self - identity. Take care you will not get lost in the wilderness, as she did at the 5 August 1962 the day Marilyn was murdered. Her miracle comeback, will shake you and help you reborn again. Fly high above all your hidden sub conscience fears from the angel of death. This second serial book bring more deeper look around the proofs Marilyn Monroe is fully back into the present. If you believed life after life and reborn are just a story tell and not existing. You will found out the true about the lord powerd to bring dead back into life toward Norma Jean life death and reborn story side by side to endless prooves she had start bring out toward this serial of books.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 136 Pages (40,687 KB)
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SHEEP HERDERS WOLVES: WHY WE ARE WHERE WE ARE: A MODERN AMERICAN FABLE by Scott Paradis (Cornerstone Achievements) 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

At a bar with college friends celebrating the end of the fall term, Jeff hears José declare, "Society operates by two mandates: Might Makes Right, and the Many Serve the Few... " Troubled by those assertions Jeff questions, "What are you saying, José? That we're not a country governed by laws, offering equal opportunity for all?" "That's exactly what I'm saying my good man," José responds. "Throughout all of human history, the masses have served the few. The peasants have always served the powerful - those bold enough to seize power. Times haven't changed. Human nature hasn't changed. That we acquire debt and shackle ourselves in servitude is not by happenstance. The system always evolves to ensure the many serve the few. We just happen to be the many." Home for winter break, Jeff discusses José assertions with his grandfather, Papa. Over a cribbage match Papa shares an illuminating tale of creation: SHEEP, HERDERS, WOLVES to explain why we are where we are and who really possesses the power. "Thought-provoking, scary and inspiring all at the same time." Sheep, Herders, Wolves reveals the prevailing truth about our divisive politics and our winner-take-all economics, ultimately reminding us: the power rests with the people and it's up to the people to use that power well.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 110 Pages (4,713 KB)
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Any angel has the right to live twice: The organized crime murder of Marilyn Monroe. 4 serial book by Dr. Marilyn Monroe 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

54 years passed since Marilyn Monroe died. A secretive contract was drawn around her murder You will never attain what is within. For Marilyn 90 birthday on 1 June 2016. The renowned Research Dr. Bruce Goldberg. Specialize in past life regression hypnotherapy. Appeared on Oprah, Regis, Jerry Springer, Montel, CNN, CBS News, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, The Washington Post, Time. Los Angeles Times. He discovered Marilyn is alive once more. Her secretive sensational Paranormal mind blowing Knowledge, reveal everything you need to know, what is hiding inside of her Pandora- box mysterious murder. She will strip your mind as the ultimate - Goddess sex symbol can. From all Your internal fears and protections. Help you discover your Inner child - self - identity. Take care you will not get lost in the wilderness, as she did at the 5 August 1962 the day Marilyn was murdered. Her miracle comeback, will shake you and help you reborn again. Fly high above all your hidden sub conscience fears from the angel of death. At the fourth book Marilyn gives you 4 more murder scen to pick from. testing yoru heart and soul and yoru ability to recognize the ture. Will you make it after 54 years of believing to endless false storys around her death ?

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 140 Pages (53,367 KB)
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Healthy Minds in the Twentieth Century: In and Beyond the Asylum (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Steven J. Taylor (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 22 hours ago

This open access edited collection contributes a new dimension to the study of mental health and psychiatry in the twentieth century. It takes the present literature beyond the 'asylum and after' paradigm to explore the multitude of spaces that have been permeated by concerns about mental well-being and illness. The chapters in this volume consciously attempt to break down institutional walls and consider mental health through the lenses of institutions, policy, nomenclature, art, lived experience, and popular culture. The book adopts an international scope covering the historical experiences of Britain, Ireland, and North America. In accordance with this broad approach, contributions to the volume span academic fields such as history, arts, literary studies, sociology, and psychology, mirroring the diversity of the subject matter. This book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 274 Pages (4,396 KB)
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Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Anna Lillios (University Press of Florida) 2.9 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

"In this fascinating and insightful book, Anna Lillios deepens our understanding of the complexity of the friendship between two of America's most beloved Southern female writers."--Virginia L. Moylan, author of Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade One of the twentieth century's most intriguing and complicated literary friendships was that between Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. In death, their reputations have reversed, but in the early 1940s Rawlings had already achieved wild success with her best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Yearling, while Hurston had published Their Eyes Were Watching God to unfavorable critical reviews. When they met, both were at the height of their literary powers. Hurston appears to have sought out Rawlings as a writer who could understand her talent and as a potential patron and champion. Rawlings did become an advocate for Hurston, and by all accounts a warm friendship developed between the two. Yet at every turn, Rawlings's own racism and the societal norms of the Jim Crow South loomed on the horizon, until her friendship with Hurston transformed Rawlings's views on the subject and made her an advocate for racial equality. Anna Lillios's Crossing the Creek is the first book to examine the productive and complex relationship between these two major figures. Is there truth to the story that Hurston offered to work as Rawlings's maid? Why did Rawlings host a tea for Hurston in St. Augustine? In what ways did each write the friendship into their novels? Using interviews with individuals who knew both women, as well as incisive readings of surviving letters, Lillios examines these questions and many others in this remarkable book.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 229 Pages (1,446 KB)
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Taking the EU to Court: Annulment Proceedings and Multilevel Judicial Conflict (Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics) by Christian Adam (Palgrave Macmillan) Price verified 19 hours ago

This open access book provides an exhaustive picture of the role that annulment conflicts play in the EU multilevel system. Based on a rich dataset of annulment actions since the 1960s and a number of in-depth case studies, it explores the political dimension of annulment litigation, which has become an increasingly relevant judicial tool in the struggle over policy content and decision-making competences. The book covers the motivations of actors to turn policy conflicts into annulment actions, the emergence of multilevel actors' litigant configurations, the impact of actors' constellations on success in court, as well as the impact of annulment actions on the multilevel policy conflicts they originate from.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 239 Pages (2,499 KB)
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The Book of Goddesses: Expanded Anniversary Edition by Kris Waldherr (Art and Words Editions) 4.1 Stars (57 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

One Spirit/Book of the Month Club top ten bestselling book. An American Library Association Pick-of-the-List. Features one hundred goddesses. With over 130 illustrations. The Book of Goddesses is a celebration of the Divine Feminine. This lavishly illustrated expanded anniversary edition of Kris Waldherr's beloved classic presents one hundred goddesses from traditions and cultures all over the world, along with their stories and symbolic significance. The expanded anniversary edition is structured around the important feminine rites of passage: beginnings, love, motherhood, creativity, strength, and transformations. As beautiful as it is inspiring, The Book of Goddesses is a testament to the power, passion, wisdom, and beauty of women everywhere, in all stages of life. Goddesses featured include: Athena, Aine, Amaterasu, Anuket, Arianrhod, Astarte, Athena, Baba Yaga, Benzai Ten, Brigit, Changing Woman, Chango, Cybele, Danu, Demeter, Diana, Erda, Erzulie, Fortuna, Freyja, Gaia, Gwenhwyfar, Hathor, Hekate, Hera, Iduna, Inanna, Isis, Juno, Kali Ma, Kuan Yin, Lalita, Maia, The Muses, Nut, Oya, Pele, Persephone, Psyche, Rati, Rhiannon, Sarasvati, Sedna, Sophia, Tara, Ukemochi, Venus, Xochiquetzal, Yemaya, The Zorya Book excerpt: Chapter One: Beginnings What -- or who -- could have created the infinite complexity of connectivity we call the universe? How did it all begin once upon a time? In this section, our exploration centers on some of the goddesses credited with creating the earth and universe. It also presents other divine women associated with creation. It is here that the Divine Feminine is perhaps at her most powerful and all-encompassing. Like the creation goddesses acknowledged within these pages, as women we are all creatresses. As such, we reflect the universe within ourselves and our bodies. With our bodies, we can give birth to life. With our hearts and minds, we can give birth to works that can change the world. Using this equation, is it any wonder ...

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Length: 167 Pages (18,919 KB)
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Creativity/Anthropology (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues) by Smadar Lavie (Cornell University Press) Price verified 16 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)
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The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Eden: Thinking Outside the Box by Daniel Bryant (BookRix) Price verified 17 hours ago

One of the most important foundations for a person's life, and many times, one of the most neglected, it their worldview. I invite you to join me in an examination of my perspective on worldview. This can also be referred to as your life paradigm, the filter through which you interpret reality.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 237 Pages (680 KB)
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The Future of Being Human and Other Essays (Collected Essays Book 3) by Sylvia Engdahl 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

What will humans be like in the future? According to science fiction author Sylvia Engdahl, they will be no different from what they're like now. There will be many innovations in technology and ways of daily life, but people are people, wherever and whenever they happen to live, and that's not going to change. In this book Engdahl departs from the theme of space colonization on which her past essays (available in her book From This Green Earth) have focused, and discusses such topics as artificial intelligence, "paranormal" psi powers, healthcare policy, and the coming loss of personal privacy. Her controversial views on these subjects will inspire thought about what the future is likely to bring.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 171 Pages (417 KB)
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How to Get on in the World - A Ladder to Practical Success by Major A.r. Calhoon 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

It would be well for every young man, eager for success and anxious to form a character that will achieve it, to commit to memory the advice of Bishop Middleton: Persevere against discouragements. Keep your temper. Employ leisure in study, and always have some work in hand. Be punctual and methodical in business, and never procrastinate. Never be in a hurry. Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appearance of pride; manner is something with everybody, and everything with some. Be guarded in discourse, attentive, and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opinions.

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Length: 198 Pages (647 KB)
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The Future of Election Administration: Cases and Conversations (Elections, Voting, Technology) by Mitchell Brown (Palgrave Pivot) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

As the American election administration landscape changes as a result of major court cases, national and state legislation, changes in professionalism, and the evolution of equipment and security, so must the work of on-the-ground practitioners change. This Open Access title presents a series of case studies designed to highlight practical responses to these changes from the national, state, and local levels. This book is designed to be a companion piece to The Future of Election Administration, which surveys these critical dimensions of elections from the perspectives of the most forward-thinking practitioner, policy, advocacy, and research experts and leaders in these areas today. Drawing upon principles of professionalism and the practical work that is required to administer elections as part of the complex systems, this book lifts up the voices and experiences of practitioners from around the country to describe, analyze, and anticipate the key areas of election administration systems on which students, researchers, advocates, policy makers, and practitioners should focus. Together, these books add to the emerging body of literature that is part of the election sciences community with an emphasis on the practical aspects of administration.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 266 Pages (9,060 KB)
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Regeneration of the Built Environment from a Circular Economy Perspective (Research for Development) by Stefano Della Torre (Springer) Price verified 19 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)
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Making Moral Judgments: Psychological Perspectives on Morality, Ethics, and Decision-Making by Donelson Forsyth (Routledge) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

This fascinating new book examines diversity in moral judgements, drawing on recent work in social, personality, and evolutionary psychology, reviewing the factors that influence the moral judgments people make. Why do reasonable people so often disagree when drawing distinctions between what is morally right and wrong? Even when individuals agree in their moral pronouncements, they may employ different standards, different comparative processes, or entirely disparate criteria in their judgments. Examining the sources of this variety, the author expertly explores morality using ethics position theory, alongside other theoretical perspectives in moral psychology, and shows how it can relate to contemporary social issues from abortion to premarital sex to human rights. Also featuring a chapter on applied contexts, using the theory of ethics positions to gain insights into the moral choices and actions of individuals, groups, and organizations in educational, research, political, medical, and business settings, the book offers answers that apply across individuals, communities, and cultures. Investigating the relationship between people's personal moral philosophies and their ethical thoughts, emotions, and actions, this is fascinating reading for students and academics from psychology and philosophy and anyone interested in morality and ethics.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 210 Pages (3,761 KB)
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American Government 2e by Glen Krutz (OpenStax) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 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)
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Seneca Six Pack 2: Six More Essential Texts by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.7 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours 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)
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Health and Wellbeing in Late Life: Perspectives and Narratives from India by Prasun Chatterjee (Springer) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This open access book takes a multidisciplinary approach to provide a holistic understanding of late old age, and situates the aged person within the context of family, caregivers, clinical and other institutions. All through the book, the author discusses preparedness for an aging individual as well as the society in the Indian context. The book highlights inevitable but mostly neglected health issues like depression, dementia, fall, and frailty and provides detailed analyses of solutions that are practicable in low resource settings. It also brings up intergenerational differences and harmony in the context of holistic care of older Indians. Alongside clinical perspectives, the book uses narratives of elderly patients to dwell on the myriad of problems and issues that constitute old age healthcare. Demonstrating cases that range from the most influential to the most underprivileged elderly in India, the book enlightens multiple caregivers -- doctors, nurses, and professional caregivers as well as family members -- about the dynamic approach required in dealing with complex issues related to late old age. The narratives make the book relatable and interesting to non-academic readers, with important lessons for gerontological and geriatric caregiving. It is also of use to older adults in preparing for active aging.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 195 Pages (5,136 KB)
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Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics (The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series) by Kenneth R. Valpey (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This open access book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditional ethical discourse to bear on the realities of current human-animal relationships, particularly those of humans with cows. Dharma, yoga, and bhakti paradigms serve as starting points for bringing Hindu -- particularly Vaishnava Hindu -- animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics. The author argues that a culture of bhakti -- the inclusive, empathetic practice of spirituality centered in Krishna as the beloved cowherd of Vraja -- can complement recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 269 Pages (11,255 KB)
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Love the Least (A Lot) by Michael Spielman 4.8 Stars (29 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Abort73.com founder and director, Michael Spielman, explains why abortion-vulnerable children are as qualified to wear the "least of these" label as any victim class in the world. Whatever we fail to do in their defense, we fail to do for Christ.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 166 Pages (650 KB)
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