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Death Over Life: Secret of Revelation: A Prophecy of America’s Destruction by W. Lawrence Lipton (Kindle Direct) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one hour ago

Published concurrent with the Crimean takeover, Death Over Life correctly predicted the Obama response, and the result of America's 2014 Midterm Election. Looking forward from its March 2014 publication, it foresaw 2015/16 as the next period of interest. As with many books written over the author's nearly 40-year writing career, this work explores the possibility that there is a rational basis for ancient prophecy, one which was lost during the period of superstition which marked the medieval era. In his analysis, the author adopts an open-minded scientific attitude to the possibility that there is a basis for long-range predictive analysis of human and environmental interactions which has been classified by properties associated with the term "prophecy." The author rejects religious "End-of-Times" forecasts of global annihilation and treats the "End-of-Times" concept as simply meaning a period of significant and lasting change. There is no Zombie Apocalypse, Spiritual Revolution, or Apocalypse spawning a post-apocalyptic world marked by the collapse of a civilization of the type which hallmark modern cultural entertainment. New Testament prophecy tells of a sequence of events that will occur 2000-years in the future; it declares we will not know the exact dates when these events will occur - a statement which is logical, given that the Biblical authors withheld mention of the date, or event, which marks the beginning of the 2000-year count. All we know is that the clock started in their era. As part of the analysis, the author has constructed a timeline using key events and counted time-based upon the Hebrew Calendar system, rather than upon our more accurate modern variation of that system. By doing so, he was able to establish a Chart of key years which had a remarkable coincidence with modern historic events having the predicted qualities. It is NOT a matter of religious superstition, rather it is simple analytical observation and simple mathematics ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 106 Pages (621 KB)
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Added: May 27th, 2020

Stoic Six Pack (Illustrated): Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Golden Sayings, Fragments and Discourses of Epictetus, Letters from a Stoic and The ... by Marcus Aurelius (Enhanced Media Publishing) 4.2 Stars (98 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Stoic Six Pack brings together the six essential texts of Stoic Philosophy: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius The Golden Sayings of Epictetus Fragments of Epictetus Selected Discourses of Epictetus Seneca's Letters from a Stoic The Enchiridion of Epictetus In addition to these six master texts, there is also: *Biography of Marcus Aurelius. *Link to free audio recording of Seneca's Letters. *Seneca Image gallery. *Epictetus Image gallery. For students of Stoicism, there is the convenience of having all six texts in one searchable volume. People new to the ideas of Zeno, Seneca, Aurelius et al could ask for no better introduction than this awesome anthology. *Two image galleries. *Dynamic Table of Contents.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 520 Pages (2,537 KB)
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Added: May 26th, 2020

Ninety Day Adventure: Army Trainers in Somalia by Joseph Steigman 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

The thirty soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia were banned from saying "it is what it is." Apathy was not the attitude needed to deal with their mission's thousand tiny frustrations. Featured in National Geographic TV's miniseries The Chain of Command, Ninety Day Adventure tells the nuanced story of a team sent to train the nascent Somali National Army how to provide logistics support. Join the team as it deals with the high drama and the utterly mundane of what it is like to be in a far-flung part of a global conflict. From finding terrorists in their very midst to debating the placement of the cafeteria's ice cream machine, Ninety Day Adventure captures the experiences that can only be told by someone who lived them firsthand.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 208 Pages (11,486 KB)
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Added: May 26th, 2020

Diplomacy and War by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) Price verified one day ago

War is one of the greatest problem of our time. This problem isn't the place for illusions. The dimensions of analysis include war not just as a social, economic, geographical, and as a political dynamic. It's also an epistemic and moral failure. As von Clausewitz suggests, war is a kind of politics in that it achieves political objectives that cannot be achieved through soft power or through diplomacy. War simultaneously reflects our highest ideals and most primitive instincts as we struggle to align means to ends. I end this book with a chapter on how to negotiate with the North Koreans by repurposing a chapter I wrote a quarter century ago in How to Do Business With the People's Republic of China. A lifetime of following international relations combined with skepticism in our ability not just to understand foreign cultures but to change events is largely what informs Diplomacy and War.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 184 Pages (5,717 KB)
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Added: May 25th, 2020

Peace: The Art of Mindfulness to Eliminate Stress (Traveling at Life's Speed Book 1) by Jeffry C. Beers 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned mindfulness teacher and Zen Buddhist monk once said, "There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way!" Perhaps the same can be said about peace. Indeed, finding the underlying peace within each of us is not only possible it is our birthright. However, like happiness, peace is not something to go and achieve. It is here and now always, simply waiting for us to get the psychological self, developed over a lifetime of biological and social conditioning, out of the way. As we learn to remove the barriers imposed by the psychological self or "ego" and become totally present with the now, we find peace there waiting for us in the stillness. That is what this book is all about, letting go of the programmed psychological self by processing, or "digesting," the destructive emotions that created it in the first place. When we process emotions it is typically done at a superficial level at best. However, when we digest them, we assimilate the necessary information they provide, and then eliminate the excess energy from the body, preventing the build-up of stress that leads to ill health. This is reminiscent of the digestive system absorbing essential nutrients from food, and then excreting it from the body, preventing an excess build-up of toxins. Once we discover how to digest the emotions correctly, we will discover the authentic self present in us all. In turn, we will be afforded the opportunity to live the life of authenticity we were always meant to live.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 186 Pages (466 KB)
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Added: May 25th, 2020

Happily Ever After Again: Hope, Healing & Love For Second Marriages by Sharilee Swaity 4.9 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Gain A New Vision Of Your Marriage Were you or your spouse married before? You have probably realized by now that marriage is more complicated the second time around. There are more people involved and you are no longer as young or innocent as you were before. Overall, there are more issues to deal with. This book is like a private marriage retreat for remarried couples! Whether you read the book as a couple, or enjoy it on your own, you will be encouraged in your marriage and gain valuable insights about the complexities you are facing. Every chapter focuses on different areas you can work on, first focusing on your own healing and then on your marriage. Thoughtful reflection questions and exercise help to make the teaching real and applicable to your life. The author has even included a free 64-page workbook that can be downloaded to help you in the process. In the first section you will learn how to heal the loss from the end of a previous relationship, whether through divorce or death, and gain hope that your future can be different than your past. In the second section, you will gain practical strategies for making a second marriage work now. By hearing the author's own story and the stories of other couples, you will discover that the issues you face in your marriage are not insurmountable and a normal part of the process of getting married after the first one ends. You will feel less alone and more supported in your journey. Grab a copy of Happily Ever After Again: Hope, Healing & Love in Second Marriages to begin your healing journey today. Chapter titles of the book include: • Complicated Emotions • When You Feel Insecure • Handling Conflict • The Dance of Opposites • Becoming A Family • When You Feel Lonely Whether you are newly engaged or have been married for twenty years, it's never too late to gain a new vision of your marriage, the way it was meant to be. Note: This book was previously published under the title, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 220 Pages (2,291 KB)
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Added: May 25th, 2020

The Rene Descartes Collection by Rene Descartes (Steppenwolf Press) 4.2 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Descartes laid the foundation for 17th-century continental rationalism, later advocated by Spinoza and Leibniz, and was later opposed by the empiricist school of thought consisting of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Leibniz, Spinoza, and Descartes were all well-versed in mathematics as well as philosophy, and Descartes and Leibniz contributed greatly to science as well. Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy (1641) continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments. Descartes' influence in mathematics is equally apparent; the Cartesian coordinate system was named after him. He is credited as the father of analytical geometry, the bridge between algebra and geometry -- used in the discovery of infinitesimal calculus and analysis. Descartes was also one of the key figures in the Scientific Revolution. The Rene Descartes Collection brings together the finest writings of one of the greatest thinkers of western civilization. The contributions of Descartes played a key role in liberating the western mind from the strangelhold of religion. Featuring: Rules for the Direction of the Mind Discourse on the Method Meditations on First Philosophy and Principles of Philosophy

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 276 Pages (718 KB)
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Added: May 24th, 2020

Dialectic in Hegel's History of Philosophy: Volume One by Mehmet Tabak (Pranga Inc) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Hegel's lectures on the history of philosophy provide very important insights into his philosophy. Yet, this body of work has been largely ignored by Hegel scholars. In a three-volume work, Mehmet Tabak offers the first comprehensive interpretation of these lectures. He follows all of Hegel's specific lectures, step-by-step, interprets their salient points, at times critically, and connects them to the ideas Hegel expresses in his other major works. The result is a valuable and accessible introduction to how Hegel understood other philosophers before him and how he situated himself within the history of philosophy. The present volume covers Hegel's lengthy "Introduction," his lectures on "Oriental Philosophy," and the Greek period extending from Thales to the Socratics.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 260 Pages (1,003 KB)
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Added: May 24th, 2020

The Conservative Prodigy by CS Bennett Price verified 21 hours ago

The 1968 William F Buckley v. Gore Vidal debate was the shot over the bow that brought to the forefront, and a national audience, the stark differences between conservatism and liberalism. It was a meeting of the two greatest, and revered, political minds of that era, bar none. In this new epic, the battle for the soul and heart of America continues. Will it be Socialism or Conservatism that prevails? To delineate between the two political philosophies, two political geniuses, with two diametrically opposing ideologies, square off against one another in the arena of ideas. It is an event America holds its breath to witness. When these two intellectual titans finally meet, face to face, it is all out war. When all is said, and done, one of the two ideologies will not likely survive. The one that does will determine the path, survivability and future of America. A must read...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 168 Pages (1,715 KB)
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Added: May 23rd, 2020

The Centrist Path Ahead by Perry Waag 4.3 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

Over 40% our population self identifies as Independent and is unhappy with both political parties. Most Americans are trapped somewhere in the middle. Solutions exist. Polarization and negative politics are not necessary. It's high time we fix problems once and for all and try to move past the divisive two party system and start voting for the person, not the party. This work is a plain spoken, positive, inspiring, comprehensive, non-partisan, middle of the road look at solutions to our problems as a nation, covering structural changes to how our elections are held, domestic policy, and foreign policy.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 125 Pages (1,226 KB)
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Added: May 23rd, 2020

YEARS of SHAME: FGM Survivor & Other True Stories by Wanjiru Warama (Athomi Books) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Njana learns from her brother Menya that his wife has given birth at the "women's factory" in Nairobi. She rushes there but finds the medics have no record of the new mother. The midwife allows Njana to confirm for herself. She gingerly walks from room to room, fearing the worst. Her nostrils endure whiffs of musty air as she encounters mothers and their newborns sharing twin beds or aged mattresses on the floor. When Njana finally locates mother and child, she envies her new niece. Born in the city and in the seventies, the niece won't suffer the brutal ordeal that Njana survived as a teenager. As Njana muddles through years of trauma, some through the streets of America, she's unaware women's burdens don't apply only to infants and teenagers. Even seniors encounter challenges, especially in the bedroom. Readers of Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker or Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali will love YEARS of SHAME.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 219 Pages (2,166 KB)
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Added: May 22nd, 2020

TARA (The Trouble Sisters Saga Book 2) by Taylor Lee 4.3 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

She's a brash newspaper editor and declared environmental activist. He's an arrogant land developer. A broken elevator forces them to confront each other not as diehard adversaries but as a man and a woman. Tara, the oldest of the Trouble sisters, is as outspoken as she is beautiful. Proud to be known by her critics as a rabble rouser, Tara even goes so far as to equate Griffin Blacks' proposed development with rape of her pristine county. An up from the bootstraps developer, Griffin Black is proud of his innovative developments. Earning kudos from Native American leaders to corporate and government leaders, Black doesn't suffer fools or critics gladly. Especially a gorgeous women he's more interested in courting than confronting. When the sparks inevitably fly, Tara discovers that the man she is falling for is as complicated as he is compelling. When Griffin is the prime suspect in a vicious murder, the two passionate lovers acknowledge that even as powerful as they are, they may not survive this crisis. Tara, the second book in The Trouble Sisters steamy romantic suspense series is for discriminating readers who insist on great characters and a spellbinding story that also includes HOT romance. If you like smart, complicated characters, and scorching passion, then you'll love Taylor Lee's sizzling thrill-ride. Buy Tara today and prepare to be wowed! Love Kaylea Cross's heart pounding romantic mystery thrillers? Sylvia Day's and Maya Banks red hot sexy heroes, feisty heroines and high adrenaline action? Fern Michael's compelling characters? Grab TARA and prepare to be addicted. WANT MORE SIZZLING ROMANTIC SUSPENSE? MYSTERY THRILLERS? TANYA: Book 1, The Trouble Sisters Saga. She's a brash deputy. He's an undercover agent. When sparks start to fly, a murderer might be the death of them. The Criminal Affairs Sizzling Detective Series. Romance so HOT it singes the pages. HOT, tough, explicit. Not for the faint at heart. Definitely bring a fan! EXPOSED, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 223 Pages (6,001 KB)
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Added: May 22nd, 2020

Theodicy: Essays of Theodicy on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

"Theodicy" is a book of philosophy by the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz published in 1710, whose optimistic approach to the problem of evil is thought to have inspired Voltaire's "Candide". Much of the work consists of a response to the ideas of the French philosopher Pierre Bayle, with whom Leibniz carried on a debate for many years. The "Theodicy" tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds. It must be the best possible and most balanced world, because it was created by an all powerful and all knowing God, who would not choose to create an imperfect world if a better world could be known to him or possible to exist. In effect, apparent flaws that can be identified in this world must exist in every possible world, because otherwise God would have chosen to create the world that excluded those flaws. Leibniz distinguishes three forms of evil: moral, physical, and metaphysical. Moral evil is sin, physical evil is pain, and metaphysical evil is limitation. God permits moral and physical evil for the sake of greater goods, and metaphysical evil is unavoidable since any created universe must necessarily fall short of God's absolute perfection.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 427 Pages (1,683 KB)
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Added: May 20th, 2020

Liberation's Garden by DJ Rankin 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Miles is lost in a world he doesn't believe in. Paralyzed by the enormity of our situation and resigned to a life of inaction. Then a brief moment sparks his exploration into the folds of the Great Mystery. He learns what it means to live in a good way, how to carry abundance in his heart while shedding the illusion of scarcity, and through the journey, becomes an active participant in his own life. This book has it all. Action. Adventure. Comedy. Romance. Water Protectors. Deep philosophical meanderings and mystical nonsense. Plus frybread. The weights of the world are heavy, there's a lot of work to be done, let's get to it already. All formats available for free at Smashwords.com www.smashwords.com/books/view/1018849 Also available for free at Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 276 Pages (3,227 KB)
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Added: May 18th, 2020

The History Problem: The Politics of War Commemoration in East Asia by Hiro Saito (University of Hawaii Press) Price verified one day ago

Seventy years have passed since the end of the Asia-Pacific War, yet Japan remains embroiled in controversy with its neighbors over the war's commemoration. Among the many points of contention between Japan, China, and South Korea are interpretations of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial, apologies and compensation for foreign victims of Japanese aggression, prime ministerial visits to the Yasukuni Shrine, and the war's portrayal in textbooks. Collectively, these controversies have come to be called the "history problem." But why has the problem become so intractable? Can it ever be resolved, and if so, how? To answer these questions author Hiro Saito mobilizes the sociology of collective memory and social movements, political theories of apology and reconciliation, psychological research on intergroup conflict, and philosophical reflections on memory and history. The history problem, he argues, is essentially a relational phenomenon caused when nations publicly showcase self-serving versions of the past at key ceremonies and events: Japan, South Korea, and China all focus on what happened to their own citizens with little regard for foreign others. Saito goes on to explore the emergence of a cosmopolitan form of commemoration taking humanity, rather than nationality, as its primary frame of reference, an approach increasingly used by a transnational network of advocacy NGOs, victims of Japan's past wrongdoings, historians, and educators. When cosmopolitan commemoration is practiced as a collective endeavor by both perpetrators and victims, Saito argues, a resolution of the history problem -- and eventual reconciliation -- will finally become possible. The History Problem examines a vast corpus of historical material in both English and Japanese, offering provocative findings that challenge orthodox explanations. Written in clear and accessible prose, this uniquely interdisciplinary book will appeal to sociologists, political scientists, and historians researching ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 296 Pages (714 KB)
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Added: May 17th, 2020

The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin (Caramna Corporation) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 24 minutes ago

The Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin was the world's foremost spokesman of anarchism at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. The Conquest of Bread is his most detailed description of the ideal society, embodying anarchist communism, and of the social revolution that was to achieve it.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 184 Pages (329 KB)
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Added: May 16th, 2020

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 4.7 Stars (250 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism. The first part of this document, dedicated to George Washington, appeared in 1791. Defending the early events of the French Revolution, it spoke on behalf of democracy, equality, and a new European order. Part Two, which appeared the following year, is perhaps Paine's finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms. Written in the language of common speech, Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States, defended by many who agreed with Paine's defense of republican government; but in Britain, it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious, causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British-born Paine for treason. Regarded by historian E. P. Thompson as the "foundation-text for the English working-class movement," this much-read and much-studied book remains an inspiring, rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 137 Pages (511 KB)
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Added: May 15th, 2020

Womanpriest: Tradition and Transgression in the Contemporary Roman Catholic Church (Catholic Practice in North America) by Jill Peterfeso (Fordham University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This book is openly available in digital formats thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. While some Catholics and even non-Catholics today are asking if priests are necessary, especially given the ongoing sex-abuse scandal, The Roman Catholic Womanpriests (RCWP) looks to reframe and reform Roman Catholic priesthood, starting with ordained women. Womanpriest is the first academic study of the RCWP movement. As an ethnography, Womanpriest analyzes the womenpriests' actions and lived theologies in order to explore ongoing tensions in Roman Catholicism around gender and sexuality, priestly authority, and religious change. In order to understand how womenpriests navigate tradition and transgression, this study situates RCWP within post-Vatican II Catholicism, apostolic succession, sacraments, ministerial action, and questions of embodiment. Womanpriest reveals RCWP to be a discrete religious movement in a distinct religious moment, with a small group of tenacious women defying the Catholic patriarchy, taking on the priestly role, and demanding reconsideration of Roman Catholic tradition. Doing so, the women inhabit and re-create the central tensions in Catholicism today.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 272 Pages (2,628 KB)
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Added: May 15th, 2020

Revolution: Ice Age Re-Entry by Carlton Brown (Atitlan Press) 4.4 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified 24 minutes ago

FREE e-Book: Mitigating the Risks of a 21st Century Climate Switch to a Global Cooling Phase before Running Out of Proven Oil and Gas Reserves in the Cold and Famine-prone Decades ahead: There is an urgent need to prepare the world for a 21st-century climate switch to a cooling phase, and this current grand solar minimum is a prime time for that switch. The world will face natural climate change-related risks during the current grand solar minimum period -- risks dismissed or ignored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) because of its constraining UNFCCC Articles 1 and 2. Solar scientists expert in climate change are warning us of a 21st-century global cooling, but the IPCC process has dismissed their science and that of other climate sub-disciplines. Climate-forcing volcanism, Arctic glacier expansion, rapid climate change, and the climate- and volcanic-related catastrophes that occurred during the Little Ice Age are risks that were also dismissed by the IPCC. The World Health Organization also ensures humans are left fully vulnerable to major pandemic influenza threats (H5N1, H7N9, etc.) during this high-risk grand solar minimum period by promoting an obsolete global vaccine strategy (no prepandemic immunization), despite the lessons of the 2009 swine flu pandemic and the current COVID19 pandemic. Earth actually entered a new Ice Age after the Holocene Climate Optimum between 8 and 10.5 millennia ago, in the Arctic and the Antarctic respectively. Since the Holocene Climate Optimum, Greenland's temperature declined by 4.9°C and the Antarctic temperature declined by 4.6°C to their lowest troughs in the early 1700s. These temperature declines represented 20% (Arctic) and 36% (Antarctic) of their interglacial temperature rise, in absolute terms. The subsequent 1700-2016 trough-to-peak temperature rise is the largest temperature increase in 8,000 years (Greenland). Glacier ice accumulation also started approximately 5,000 years ago, reaching its ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 313 Pages (12,706 KB)
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Added: May 15th, 2020

2017 global hunger index: The inequalities of hunger by Klaus von Grebmer Price verified 18 hours ago

The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine. According to 2017 GHI scores, the level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27 percent from the 2000 level. Of the 119 countries assessed in this year's report, one falls in the extremely alarming range on the GHI Severity Scale; 7 fall in the alarming range; 44 in the serious range; and 24 in the moderate range. Only 43 countries have scores in the low range. In addition, 9 of the 13 countries that lack sufficient data for calculating 2017 GHI score significant concern, and in fact may have some of the highest levels of hunger. To capture the multidimensional nature of hunger, GHI scores are based on four component indicators -- undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality. The 27 percent improvement noted above reflects progress in each of these indicators according to the latest data from 2012-2016 for countries in the GHI.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 108 Pages (11,809 KB)
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Added: May 14th, 2020

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 3.6 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 24 minutes ago

"The Age of Reason" is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text". It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. The Age of Reason is divided into three sections. In Part I, Paine outlines his major arguments and personal creed. In Parts II and III he analyzes specific portions of the Bible in order to demonstrate that it is not the revealed word of God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 101 Pages (321 KB)
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Added: May 14th, 2020

Above Life’s Turmoil by James Allen 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

We cannot alter external things, nor shape other people to our liking, nor mould the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things, our desires, passions, thoughts, we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mould the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom, and so reconcile it to the outer world if men and things. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonious in the spirit, in that they point the reader towards those heights of self-knowledge and self-conquest which, rising above the turbulance of the world, lift their peaks where the Heavenly Silence reigns. James Allen

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 125 Pages (519 KB)
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Added: May 11th, 2020

How to Get on in the World - A Ladder to Practical Success by Major A.r. Calhoon 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 198 Pages (647 KB)
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Added: May 11th, 2020

Essays - First and second series by Ralph Waldo Emerson 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 14 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: May 9th, 2020

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline by Steven K. Kapp (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as "Don't Mourn for Us", mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (3,079 KB)
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Added: May 8th, 2020

The Complete Works of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (BHP) 4.7 Stars (59 Reviews)    Price verified 24 minutes ago

The Complete Works of Jane Austen includes all six novels, and Austen's shorter works; Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sandition, and her complete Juvenilia. Jane Austen is famous for her six novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Her works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 225 Pages (3,096 KB)
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Added: May 3rd, 2020

The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch by Gregory S. Taylor (University Press of Florida) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Paul Crouch (1903-1955) was the quintessential anticommunist paid government informer. A naïve, ill-educated recruit who found a family, a livelihood, and a larger romantic cause in the Communist Party, he spent more than fifteen years organizing American workers, meeting with Soviet leaders, and trying to infiltrate the U.S. military with Communist soldiers. He left the party in 1941, in part because of a growing conviction that the leadership had become dictatorial, but also in part out of vengeance for perceived wrongs. As public perceptions of Communism shifted during the Cold War, Crouch's economic failures, desire for fame, and greed morphed him into a vehement ideologue for the anti-Communist movement. During five years of testimony, he named Robert Oppenheimer, Charlie Chaplin, and many others as Communists and claimed the civil rights movement was Communist inspired. In 1954, much of Crouch's testimony was exposed as perjury, but he remained defiant to the end. How, and why, one southerner could become a loyal foot soldier on both sides of the Cold War ideological divide is the subject of Gregory Taylor's incisive biography. Relying on personal papers, FBI records, and official Communist Party files, Taylor weaves through the seemingly contradictory life of the individual once known as the most dangerous man in America.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 340 Pages (1,979 KB)
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Added: May 2nd, 2020

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica by Joshua Englehardt (University Press of Colorado) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica explores the role of interregional interaction in the dynamic sociocultural processes that shaped the pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica. Interdisciplinary contributions from leading scholars investigate linguistic exchange and borrowing, scribal practices, settlement patterns, ceramics, iconography, and trade systems, presenting a variety of case studies drawn from multiple spatial, temporal, and cultural contexts within Mesoamerica. Archaeologists have long recognized the crucial role of interregional interaction in the development and cultural dynamics of ancient societies, particularly in terms of the evolution of sociocultural complexity and economic systems. Recent research has further expanded the archaeological, art historical, ethnographic, and epigraphic records in Mesoamerica, permitting a critical reassessment of the complex relationship between interaction and cultural dynamics. This volume builds on and amplifies earlier research to examine sociocultural phenomena -- including movement, migration, symbolic exchange, and material interaction -- in their role as catalysts for variability in cultural systems. Interregional cultural exchange in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica played a key role in the creation of systems of shared ideologies, the production of regional or "international" artistic and architectural styles, shifting sociopolitical patterns, and changes in cultural practices and meanings. Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica highlights, engages with, and provokes questions pertinent to understanding the complex relationship between interaction, sociocultural processes, and cultural innovation and change in the ancient societies and cultural histories of Mesoamerica and will be of interest to archaeologists, linguists, and art historians. Contributors: Philip J. Arnold III, Lourdes Budar, José Luis Punzo Diaz, Gary Feinman, David Freidel, Elizabeth Jiménez Garcia, Guy ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 426 Pages (7,710 KB)
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Added: May 1st, 2020

Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter: The Dark Side of Political Protest by Daniel M. Harrison (University Press of Florida) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Armed with an empty whiskey bottle and wearing a tie-dyed Jimi Hendrix T-shirt, Florida State University dropout Marshall Ledbetter broke into the Florida State Capitol early one morning in June 1991. He occupied the Sergeant of Arms suite, demanding an extra-large Gumby's pizza and 666 donuts for the cops waiting outside. He hoped to garner media attention for his protest of poverty, homelessness, and cuts to higher education. After an eight hour standoff, Ledbetter was betrayed by the very media he had counted on to tell his story; his demands were not broadcast on CNN as he had been promised but streamed into the office on closed-circuit TV. Although he left the building peacefully, the ensuing trial, his trips in and out of the state's mental health institutions over the following decade, and his eventual suicide in 2003 speak to how difficult it is to untangle addiction, isolation, brilliance, and deviance. Ledbetter's invasion of the Capitol remains the biggest security breach of the building's history, but Daniel Harrison's telling of the Ledbetter saga is about more than one misguided young man's breaking and entering into the state's most secure building. Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter thoughtfully and honestly explores the ways society manages deviant people in real world situations and whether or not our law enforcement and justice systems are adequately equipped to handle mental illness.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 192 Pages (3,348 KB)
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Added: May 1st, 2020

The Call of the Wild by Jack London (Dragon Classics) 4.7 Stars (55 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Have you ever wanted to read an older book, but found the language too outdated or difficult to read? This edition of "The Call of the Wild" updates the vocabulary and language style of the original 1903 novel, making it easier to read for a modern audience. Set in the Canadian Yukon during the 1890's Klondike Gold Rush, The Call of the Wild follows the story of a dog named Buck. After getting stolen from his comfortable home in California, he is sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. Confronted with a harsh and unforgiving natural environment, Buck must revert to his primordial instincts to survive.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 118 Pages (236 KB)
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Added: Apr 30th, 2020

Les 25 ans de la Bpi: Encyclopédisme, actualité, libre accès (French Edition) by Dominique Arot (Éditions de la Bibliothèque publique d'information) Price verified 10 hours ago

« Si l'on se remémore le passé, la Bpi est née dans un paysage français et parisien qui paraissait très en retard par rapport aux grandes capitales étrangères. Mais le projet pouvait s'appuyer sur la tradition des grands bibliothécaires français qui ne se satisfaisaient pas de ces lacunes et qui étaient désireux de faire entrer dans les bibliothèques un public qui, jusque-là, se tenait en lisière.Dès l'ouverture, il est apparu clairement, pour la bibliothèque comme pour le musée d'Art moderne, que le pari allait être gagné, voire même qu'il était gagné d'emblée. Les obstacles, les barrières qui tenaient le public à l'écart, se sont trouvés brusquement éliminés. Évidemment, la gratuité y a joué un rôle important, comme on le souligne souvent, mais pas moins que les horaires prolongés en soirée ou le libre accès aux documents qui supprimait le côté intimidant de la démarche.Depuis lors, il est intéressant de voir que le public demeure aussi divers par ses motivations et ses origines qu'il l'était au début. C'est un lourd privilège que d'être le pionnier dans son domaine et d'avoir ainsi sans cesse à donner l'exemple. La Bpi ne peut être elle-même que si elle anticipe en permanence les évolutions et les attentes futures, et celle dont nous célébrons aujourd'hui les vingt-cinq ans n'est pas une institution statique. »

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 214 Pages (1,812 KB)
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Added: Apr 28th, 2020

Réflexions sur la violence (French Edition) by Georges Sorel 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Ce livre est une oeuvre du domaine public éditée au format numérique par Norph-Nop. L'achat de l'édition Kindle inclut le téléchargement via un réseau sans fil sur votre liseuse et vos applications de lecture Kindle

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 368 Pages (439 KB)
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Added: Apr 28th, 2020

Medios de comunicación y derecho a la información en Jalisco, 2014 (Spanish Edition) by Juan Sebastián Larrosa Fuentes (ITESO) Price verified one day ago

En esta séptima entrega de Q ITESO: Análisis Crítico de Medios se examina un 2014 colmado de acontecimientos sobre con la reconfiguración de los medios de Jalisco y del país, y sus relaciones con el estado, los empresarios y el público. Destaca la aprobación de la Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiocomunicación y los nuevos equilibrios de poder que esto supone. También, se analizan las alianzas de algunos diarios nacionales y del estado con medios extranjeros, para compensar algunas carencias y ampliar su oferta editorial e informativa. Otras cuestiones no menos relevantes tienen que ver con la libertad de expresión y la inseguridad laboral en la que viven muchos trabajadores de los medios de comunicación jaliscienses, sobre todo los impresos, y el caso emblemático del llamado "cuarto de guerra" al servicio del gobernador del estado, Aristóteles Sandoval, para espiar -y en ocasiones hasta coaccionar- a directivos y reporteros de medios para atenuar la crítica al gobierno. El derecho a la información, la trasparencia, la situación de los nuevos medios en línea, los periodistas que publican libros, el cambio climático y los periodistas que ya no están con nosotros merecen también una mirada atenta en este informe.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 134 Pages (1,106 KB)
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Added: Apr 27th, 2020
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