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Mystic Knowledge of the Ages, The Reawakening: 2020 Edition by M.G. Hawking Price verified 10 hours ago

This anthology takes you on an exploration of the most refined and profound wisdom of the ages, the mystic knowledge to which the Western world has in recent times been reawakening. What exactly is this knowledge? Mystic knowledge falls under the aegis of Aristotle's metaphysics and seeks to reveal the fundamental nature of all reality; it describes what anything must be in order to be at all. It presents a description so integral, so essentially simple, so all-inclusive that it applies to everything, whether visible or invisible, human or divine, or anything else. Religion has never really done this, even though it vociferously claims to do so. Mystic knowledge embraces three traditionally contrasted, if not completely separable, areas of ability: 1) The experience of unity or oneness with the Ultimate, commonly interpreted as God, Infinite Being, All-That-Is, etc.; 2) The extension of knowing (extrasensory perception, telepathy, precognition); and 3) The extension of doing (psychokinesis, telekinesis). These abilities utilize the primacy and power of consciousness acting beyond the field of human activity as usually recognized in the Western world. "What does mysticism really mean? It means the way to attain true knowledge. It's close to philosophy, except in philosophy you go horizontally, while in mysticism you go vertically." -- Nietzsche Over the centuries the pursuit of true knowledge, and the claim to possess it, has inevitably generated controversy and conflict. In modern times, advanced technologies have radically enlarged our comprehension of the universe as compelling discoveries emerged one after another from breakthroughs in physics. "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of the existence of consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 171 Pages (699 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California (Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability) by Jesse M. Keenan (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in society's collective adaptation to climate change.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 172 Pages (4,063 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries (Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information ... by Robert P. Holley (Purdue University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more than half the titles published in the United States are self-published. With this growth in self-published materials, librarians, publishers, and vendors have been forced to rethink channels of production, distribution, and access as it applies to the new content. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries will address multiple aspects of how public and academic libraries can deal with the increase in self-published titles.While both academic and public libraries have started to grapple with the burgeoning issues associated with self-published books, many difficulties remain. To develop effective policies and procedures, stakeholders must now tackle questions associated with the transformation of the publishing landscape. Obstacles to self-publishing include the lack of reviews, the absence of cataloging and bibliographic control, proprietary formats for e-books, and the difficulty for vendors in providing these works.General chapters will include information on reviewing sources, cataloging and bibliographic control, and vendor issues. Information addressing public libraries issues will highlight initiatives to make self-published materials available at the Los Gatos Public Library in California and the Kent District Library in Michigan. Chapters on academic library issues will address why self-published materials are important for academic institutions, especially those with comprehensive collecting interests. Several self-published authors focus on how they attempt to make their works more suitable for public libraries. Finally, the book concludes with a bibliographic essay on self-publishingAs the term "traditional publishing" begins to fade and new content producers join the conversation, librarians, ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 222 Pages (1,101 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users (Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences) by Suzanne M. Ward (Purdue University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 11 hours ago

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary differences.Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books, how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use e-books to enhance users' experiences with scholarly works.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 408 Pages (1,799 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Understanding the Global Energy Crisis (Purdue Studies in Public Policy) by Richard A. Simmons (Purdue University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

We are facing a global energy crisis caused by world population growth, an escalating increase in demand, and continued dependence on fossil-based fuels for generation. It is widely accepted that increases in greenhouse gas concentration levels, if not reversed, will result in major changes to world climate with consequential effects on our society and economy. This is just the kind of intractable problem that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute seeks to address in the Purdue Studies in Public Policy series by promoting the engagement between policy makers and experts in fields such as engineering and technology. Major steps forward in the development and use of technology are required. In order to achieve solutions of the required scale and magnitude within a limited timeline, it is essential that engineers be not only technologically-adept but also aware of the wider social and political issues that policy-makers face. Likewise, it is also imperative that policy makers liaise closely with the academic community in order to realize advances. This book is designed to bridge the gap between these two groups, with a particular emphasis on educating the socially-conscious engineers and technologists of the future. In this accessibly-written volume, central issues in global energy are discussed through interdisciplinary dialogue between experts from both North America and Europe. The first section provides an overview of the nature of the global energy crisis approached from historical, political, and sociocultural perspectives. In the second section, expert contributors outline the technology and policy issues facing the development of major conventional and renewable energy sources. The third and final section explores policy and technology challenges and opportunities in the distribution and consumption of energy, in sectors such as transportation and the built environment. The book's epilogue suggests some future scenarios in energy distribution ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 491 Pages (3,126 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Fighting For Eden by Jeff Stilwell (Jeff Stilwell Studio) 3.6 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

Are your dreams worth fighting for? Meet Jake. He wants to be a soldier hero. Meet Andrew. He's a Pacifist with a brilliant mind. How can they ever become friends? Enter Jessie, Jake's little sister. She wants to run the family ranch - an impossibility in the patriarchal world of her rural home. For Andrew and Jessie, their dreams don't fit in with the world they were born into. Along comes Jake, the most unlikely of all people to understand Andrew. In addition to Andrew's brilliant mind, he is a Pacifist, while Jake is in ROTC and about to become a soldier. Somehow, these two opposites find a way to become friends. Jake's tragic death in the opening days of the Iraq War leaves Jessie and Andrew reeling. Jessie suddenly finds herself all alone in the fight to save their family cattle ranch, even as the patriarchy of the Valley seeks to crush her. Andrew's questing mind is driven to the brink of madness as he seeks to balance his Pacifist convictions with his friend's sacrifice. Andrew wrestles with various religious answers to war and life in a classroom setting as his beliefs are challenged by other more conventional religious structures. Drawn together, this unlikely pair of Jessie and Andrew struggle to find meaning in their loss while they help each other fight for their dreams and their love. Readers Say... "During the summer of 2010, I read Jeff Stilwell's first novel, Fighting for Eden. I liked it well enough to put it on my bookshelf. Recently I pulled it off the shelf and read it again. I like the book as well as I did the first time I read it." Amazon Review "Fighting for Eden is a great read. Mr. Stilwell pulls together an in-depth look at the angst of ranchers in this brave new world of what is healthy to eat, the conundrum of why we are in Afghanistan ten years later, what is patriotism, the profits that can be garnered from the tragedies of this difficult situation, and the coming of age of two young people." Amazon Review "Fighting for ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 343 Pages (3,950 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Fatal Pretense by P.S. Winn 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

A conspiracy can be found anywhere. Alana Metcalf had no idea her boss, the owner of Crawford Pharmaceuticals was up to no good. But there is even more gong on than Alana or the others in the small town realize and the pretense behind the company is turning fatal

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 221 Pages (264 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Master Spy: A Novel about Ya'aqooba by Bertha Naim 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Yaakov Cohen, "Ya'aqooba", was a fascinating and mysterious person in the intelligence history of the state of Israel. A senior spy, special agent (Mistaarev, undercover agent in Arab regions), and a legend. Ya'aqooba, who spoke fluent Arabic and also because of his appearance, found it easy to integrate into Arab communities. However, more than anything, there was something special in him, that made everyone accept him as one of their own. Ya'aqooba's activities in Arab countries were not known to the public, but senior officers in the security system today state that his contribution to the State of Israel was of great importance. In this spellbinding novel, Bertha Naim tries to depict the way of life of a senior agent. Based on what little is known of Ya'aqooba's actions, combined with her rich imagination and her talent for description, Bertha pours light into the secret, fascinating world of the people in the security community. "... One could say, without exaggeration, that the immigration of the Jews from Syria in the 1950s to Israel was possible, in large part, due to Ya'aqooba. His contribution to this operation is immeasurable. His contribution to society, to his family and to the country is worthy of praise, and he deserves to be recorded in the history of Israel as one of the important personalities in the history of our nation." General (res.) Meir Amit

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 146 Pages (784 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Where Einstein had failed: A compendium of New Physics by Claus Birkholz (BookRix) 3.8 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 12 hours ago

Einstein's revolutionary ideas had been suffering from his rudimentary mathematical knowledge beyond the domain of differential geometry. Thus, he never recognised the invariants of his General Relativity, and he never had been able to formulate his "World Formula". Hence, his basic equation remained somewhat blurry and fuzzy, touching just one of his invariants; the additional ones fully escaped his notice. His description of physics close to big values of heavy masses went completely wrong: the rotation of stars about the galactic centre of the Milky Way is contradicting his equation. Neither did he succeed in describing a black hole. For compensation, cosmologists invented their concept of "dark matter" later on. "Dark energy", accidentally, had been made possible by Einstein's "cosmological constant". Nevertheless, he had been unaware that his "constant" is a variable. Its origin and composition remained enigmatic to him and to his followers until to-day. His conviction of needing "hidden variables", however, proved to be principally correct. Bell's premature rejection of them by his no-go theorems had to be revoked by his "superdeterminism" later on. In the end, they paved the way in order to proceed via Quantum Gravity towards a New Physics solving all those problems culminating in the quantisation of Einstein's curvilinear spacetime and in the non-valence structure of matter. The 4 dimensions of space and time, the quark confinement, and the (correct) numerical value of the fine-structure constant are results of theory. These works on Quantum Gravity are exclusive. Due to lacking solution ideas of how to approach the problem at all, nobody really is working on it. The author cracked that tough nut successfully.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 89 Pages (1,544 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020

Foliage: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 1) by Lorraine Evanoff 4.7 Stars (51 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD FINALIST, HISTORICAL FICTION NEW APPLE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE SHELF UNBOUND BEST INDIE BOOK, NOTABLE INDIE AWARD READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARD FINALIST Investment banker Louise Moscow is sexy, brazen and fearless in business and in love. With a high-profile dream job wooing rich clientele in late 1980s Paris, she enjoys a lavish lifestyle in a glamorous city. When she stumbles upon criminal activity at her company, the FBI and CIA force her to cooperate and bring down the underhanded bankers in what turns out to be one of the greatest scandals of the twentieth century. Perfect for fans of Erik Larson, Jack Slater and Kathy Reichs, Foliage: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 1) is the first installment in this highly addictive, suspenseful thriller series by award-winning author Lorraine Evanoff. What readers are saying about Foliage: - "Great read, beautifully written, I highly recommend." ~ Matthew J. Dowd, Chief Political Analyst, ABC News - "It starts off fast and keeps you hooked." ~ Nelle L'Amour, New York Times Bestselling Author - Evanoff does her homework, and is able to deliver complex material in a light and readable fashion." ~ Patrick "Ubercritic" McDonald, Hollywood Chicago Magazine

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 260 Pages (1,031 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 8th, 2020
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