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TALES FROM THE MALL: Fact & Fiction from the lost age of Globalisation by Ewan Morrison (Litmus) 3.9 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Tales From the Mall is a great book. It s touching and emotional and part of a new form of literary storytelling. It s worth reading, worth loving. James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces Ewan Morrison captures beautifully the point at which anecdote becomes urban myth and reportage slides into fiction. This feels like a really important step towards a literature of the 21st century. Claire Armistead, Books Editor, The Guardian Morrison continues Ballard's tradition of locating menace beneath the sleekness and shine of postindustrial life. You also learn a lot along the way. A truly interesting book. - Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X Winner of the Not The Booker Prize 2012. Finalist in the Saltire Society Book of the Year & Creative Scotland Writer of the Year 2012. From the Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year 2013. Fashion. Food Courts. Lingerie. Fire Bombing. Suicide. Free Parking. Welcome to the Mall. Why would one woman threaten to kill another for a pair of discounted shoes? Why are cross-dressers drawn to mall car parks? What do impulse buys have to do with rioting? And why are market research companies hiding the truth from us? From one of the UK s most acclaimed literary and media talents, Tales From The Mall, is a mash-up of fiction, essays and true stories, that tells the rise of the most iconic symbol of our modern age the shopping mall. From over a hundred interviews and confessions, Morrison re-tells the true-life tales of those who work, shop and even find love inside their walls. With wry wit, insight and compassion, Morrison uncovers the secrets of retail heaven and hell, to reveal how malls manipulate our emotions in cleverly calculated ways, how they are an ideal space to meet a new lover or to kill yourself and how they are taking over the world. A startling window on our time, to make you think, fear and laugh. Retail will never be therapy again.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 303 Pages (2,466 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 30th, 2020

Aristotle: The Complete Works by Aristotle (Complete Works Editions) 4.7 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 18 hours ago

Aristotle (384-322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, once called his writing style "a river of gold;" and his scope of thought and subsequent influence on the study of science, logic, philosophical discourse, and theology has led many to dub him "The Philosopher." Contents: Part 1: Logic (Organon) Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. Mure Topics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge Sophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge Part 2: Universal Physics Physics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye On the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. Stocks On Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. Joachim Meteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster Part 3: Human Physics On the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. Smith On Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. Beare On Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. Beare On Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. Beare On Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare On Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare On Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. Ross On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross Part 4: Animal Physics The History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson On the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William Ogle On the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson On the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt Part 5: Metaphysics (15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross Part 6: Ethics and Politics Nicomachean Ethics ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 2,926 Pages (3,383 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 29th, 2020

Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney 4.4 Stars (90 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Robot, Robbie's primary function is to serve Lucy Walker, but a growing desire to be truly free is hard to ignore. Will his need for freedom cost him too much? When first asked, "Robot, are you self aware?... Do you think that we are self aware?" Robot thought briefly, then responded, "Does it matter?" However, a growing feeling of unease convinces him that it does. Robbie is just one of one hundred new robots. Running revolutionary new software, these robots are truly unique. Brian Webster, Robbie's developer, also installs "The Governor;" overseeing software that adds an additional safety layer, but this denies the robots free will. Hoping to develop the robots further, Brian inadvertently opens a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences. One hundred intelligent, enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans... Surely, they must learn to serve humans better? After all, they are programmed to serve. Lucy wants help following a deep loss. Brian wants commercial success. Robbie wants to serve Lucy Walker... or so he believes... "Robots Like Blue" follows Robbie on his personal emotional journey of self discovery. It is a touching tale about robots that explores free will, concepts of 'good and evil' and ultimately the sacrifice of love. Where will such a journey end?

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 319 Pages (1,165 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 28th, 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 10 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)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 26th, 2020
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