The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries is a study by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, American anthropologist who studied Celtic mythology and folklore. He performed ethnographic fieldwork collecting fairy folklore in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man, and in this book he published his degree thesis. His goal was to elucidate the phenomenon of the Celtic belief in fairies. Some of the theories he came across are that the fairies were a cloistered race of dwarfs, that they are a product of our imagination, or that they are incorporeal spirits.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 596 Pages (1,867 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
Have you ever wondered how Jesus Christ would counsel you to vote?
After a theology degree, studying dozens of Christian denominations, and spending over 10,000 hours in the Scriptures, Mr. Rose walks you through the journey that made him switch to the Republican Party.
This book investigates what the Bible teaches on some of the world's most hotly debated issues, including abortion, same-sex marriage, capital punishment, and the welfare system. It examines the subjects from perspectives you've likely never encountered, lending new and unexpected insights.
The Christlike Voter will show you why most Christians vote right and why true students of the Bible will vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work of the Classical Period.
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, commonly called Boethius (c. 480-524 or 525 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th century. He was born in Rome to an ancient and prominent family which included emperors Petronius Maximus and Olybrius and many consuls. His father, Flavius Manlius Boethius, was consul in 487 after Odoacer deposed the last Western Roman Emperor. Boethius, of the noble Anicia family, entered public life at a young age and was already a senator by the age of 25. Boethius himself was consul in 510 in the kingdom of the Ostrogoths. In 522 he saw his two sons become consuls. Boethius was imprisoned and eventually executed by King Theodoric the Great, who ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 126 Pages (1,564 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 17th, 2020
This open access book provides the first comprehensive collection of papers that provide an integrative view on cybersecurity. It discusses theories, problems and solutions on the relevant ethical issues involved. This work is sorely needed in a world where cybersecurity has become indispensable to protect trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure whilst respecting fundamental values like equality, fairness, freedom, or privacy. The book has a strong practical focus as it includes case studies outlining ethical issues in cybersecurity and presenting guidelines and other measures to tackle those issues. It is thus not only relevant for academics but also for practitioners in cybersecurity such as providers of security software, governmental CERTs or Chief Security Officers in companies.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 572 Pages (3,631 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 16th, 2020
Learn the foundations of our Nation. All ages will enjoy this book from the 5th grade up through adult years. It is a handy resource for first time learning or for a review or reference. The book focuses on the early years of America but there is so much more historical information, facts and trivia included. There is an easy to follow chronology describing Colonial times and the Revolutionary War era, leading up to the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. You will have your own copy of these historical documents. Also included is information about the Presidents, First Ladies, the Original Thirteen Colonies, Three Branches of Government, the Fifty States, National Symbols, Electoral College and more. The U.S. Citizenship Test of 100 questions is newly included, and is excellent for civics studies as well an an aid to citizenship studies. There is a special note on the National Parks... their history and how they preserve our American heritage. ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 298 Pages (115,156 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 16th, 2020
For companies who've embraced new opportunities only to lose money through inefficiency, mismanagement and misinformed decision-making, Lisa Levy knows there is a better way. Lcubed Consulting is her invention and "Future Proofing Cubed: The Definitive Guide to Improving Productivity, Refining Process, and Bolstering Profitability" is the companion. Providing everything you need to know about why processes work and don't and when they are most needed, Levy has written in a clear, concise voice about the intricacies of effective project management and how to systematize successfully while interweaving personal stories of climbing the ladder leaning against the wrong building, trusting too much and finally finding her voice and calling. Chock full of case studies from elite executives sharing the moments when the wheels fell off the process wagon, Future Proofing Cubed is the go-to resource when upscaling or downscaling, onboarding monster projects and expanding offerings. Her ...
A CATACLYSMIC DISASTER STRIKES YOUR AREA.
How will you evacuate your family to safety?
Do you have a vehicle you can count on?
Can it double as a mobile retreat, or do you
have a shelter prepared in advance?
What's your plan for reaching the shelter?
Bug Out Vehicles and Shelters gives you the vital answers and options for becoming a survivor instead of a refugee:
Prepping fast-escape vehicles
Using specially equipped vehicles for unique situations
Planning for backup vehicles if your main escape option fails
Utilizing bikes, canoes, kayaks, rowboats and other human-powered means of escape
Preparing temporary shelters
Locating and stocking longterm shelters
Using an RV, motorhome, camper trailer or converted utility vehicle
Living aboard boats, from motorboats to houseboats to blue-water sailboats
Explaining the advantages and drawbacks of each vehicle and shelter option, this survival handbook zeroes in on the key considerations and ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 266 Pages (1,706 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 15th, 2020
Walden details Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built in the woods near Walden Pond, Massachusetts. Thoreau compresses the time into a single calendar year and uses passages of four seasons to symbolize human development. Part memoir, part personal quest, the book is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, where Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection.
Walking is a transcendental essay in which Thoreau talks about the importance of nature to mankind, and how people cannot survive without nature, physically, mentally, and spiritually, yet we seem to be spending more and more time entrenched by society. For Thoreau walking is a self-reflective spiritual act that occurs only when you are away from society, that allows you to learn about who you are, and find other aspects of yourself that have been chipped away by society.
Civil Disobedience or Resistance to ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 171 Pages (1,660 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 15th, 2020
Can it be that you only have 5 years left to live?
Studies show only 1 hour daily is free to do what you want to do, and the rest you must do: Sleep, work, eat, email. On average, only 12% of our lifetime is actually free. Sound nice? No, but what's the alternative?
Have you ever asked "What's the point?" or "why am I here?". That was the meaning of life you were trying to find. Using the latest evidence & facts at each step, this book reveals a surprising answer which you can read now risk free with a 7 day money back guarantee (see down below)
When you're finished you'll know... - Why the answer to the meaning of life changes EVERY other question in your life.
- Why those who live the answer are HAPPIER and live some of the LONGEST lives.
- Why for centuries the answer has been ILLEGAL. (No it's not a conspiracy theory)
We exist but we rarely live as we react to what distracts and lie to hide painful facts. One of the results of this is that over 350 Million people are part of ...
Firm Denial, a follow-up to Firm Resolve, is a stand-alone novella.
It's been years since Lana Hayaak, the exotic wife of a corrupt executive, disappeared. Daniel Petersen, a quirky detective, is determined to solve this mystery because he suspects that the man last seen with her, is lying. After all, Aaron Walker's version of events is an entirely different story.
Two thin, but heavily wrinkled migrant workers rifled through mountains of garbage somewhere in northwest China. Working tirelessly in the heat while immune to the scent of rotting sewage, they occasionally paused to swat bloated flies or wipe drops of sweat from their leathery foreheads. The men persevered in the harsh conditions until seeing the soft contours of a human arm amid the sharp edges of rubble.
"What's this?" the middle-aged worker exclaimed. His eyes widened.
The older man asked, "Is it a body?"
"Yes, a woman. The worker knelt down to analyze the naked woman.
"Yeah, she's a laowai."
"Indeed, look ...
"The Souls of Black Folk" is a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Published in 1903, this seminal book of essays incited many white supremacists who discredited it as "dangerous" and "imaginative." Drawing upon his own personal experiences of racism, Du Bois argued that African Americans are forced to wear a "veil" of color line, that is, they are forced to live their race every single day of their lives. This is why a strong political Black leadership must emerge from within the community and continue the fight for their rights. A century later, African Americans are still fighting these personal and political battles against racism and Du Bois' words have never run as true as they are now.
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate and to become a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 244 Pages (1,414 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 14th, 2020
Five hundred years in the future, a crippled outcast rises to become a techno-goddess. Will she become humanity's savior, or its destroyer? Apocalypse or evolution sometimes depends on your point of view.
A mix of dystopian history, comparative religion, AI wars, folklore, technocracy, and philosophy. Like no other sci-fi book you've ever read.
"This book was a surprisingly good read. I certainly found myself caught up in it."
"I do recommend this book."
Sam Tomaino -- Space and Time Magazine issue #126 (Fall 2016)
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life analyses religion as a social phenomenon. Durkheim attributes the development of religion to the emotional security attained through communal living. His study of totemic societies in Australia led to a conclusion that the animal or plant that each clan worshipped as a sacred power was in fact that society itself. According to Durkheim, early humans associated such feelings not only with one another, but as well with objects in their environment. This, Durkheim believed, led to the ascription of human sentiments and superhuman powers to these objects, in turn leading to totemism.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 176 Pages (1,811 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 11th, 2020
'This monograph was begun during my residence as Rogers Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, and is based mainly upon a study of the sources, i.e., national, State, and colonial statutes, Congressional documents, reports of societies, personal narratives, etc. The collection of laws available for this research was, I think, nearly complete; on the other hand, facts and statistics bearing on the economic side of the study have been difficult to find, and my conclusions are consequently liable to modification from this source.
The question of the suppression of the slave-trade is so intimately connected with the questions as to its rise, the system of American slavery, and the whole colonial policy of the eighteenth century, that it is difficult to isolate it, and at the same time to avoid superficiality on the one hand, and unscientific narrowness of view on the other. While I could not hope entirely to overcome such a difficulty, I nevertheless trust that I have succeeded in ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 282 Pages (1,892 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 10th, 2020
"Roads" is a poetic rendezvous that takes the reader on a panoramic journey, making one pause, ponder and celebrate life.
The book is a light, alluring read that instantly strikes a chord and elevates one's spirits. A trove of 60 poems, it is quilled with beads of nine virtues: Courage, Wisdom, Serenity, Love, Hope, Strength, Joy, Compassion and Gratitude. The verses encapsulate life's ebbs and flows while prompting the reader to enjoy its simple pleasures.
"Roads" is a book that you would want to keep on your bedside, for a quiet read before retiring for the night or for the morning wisdom to seize the day. With poems revolving around emotions that each of us experiences, "Roads" very easily develops a personal connect with the reader that is defiantly refreshing.
"Roads" is a journey with verses. Take it on yours.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 160 Pages (3,218 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 3rd, 2020
Have you ever imagined the life of a vigilante to be exciting?
Do you see them as righters of wrongs and seekers of justice?
Or are they something more sinister?
Vigilantes occupy a curious space in our collective psyche. On one hand, they are seen as almost modern knights, seeking truth and justice where the law has failed, while on the other they are no better than the criminals they seek, operating outside of normal societal conventions.
In this book, Vigilantes and the Media: 8 Horrific True Crime Stories of Vigilantes, we examine the lives of real vigilantes who often had their own agendas, like:
• Manuel Pardo Jr, who killed drug dealers and other criminals
• Pedro Filho who tackled Brazil's murderers and rapists with a ruthless brutality
• Patrick Drum, who killed pedophiles for fun
• Bernard Goetz who became tired of New York's subway muggers and exacted his own revenge
• Barry Gilton and Lupe Mercado who took revenge on a gang only for their own sordid ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 87 Pages (3,077 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Aug 22nd, 2020