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Near Death Experiences Box Set 2 in 1 Books: The Truth Revealed by Conrad Bauer (Maplewood Publishing) Price verified 3 hours ago

Near-death experience (NED) is a recognized universal phenomenon. Is it bringing us closer to the meaning of life itself? Find out in the over 20 cases in this collection of NDE. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! The expression "near-death experience" can be incredibly evocative. While for some it might simply suggest the proximity to an accident or a personal tragedy, the meaning behind a near-death experience is often a great deal more spiritual. For those who have been involved in a near-death experience (or NDE), the event is not just a health or moral concern. Instead, the process of moving closer to the end of life and coming back again is enough to encourage questions of what lies beyond this plane of existence, and what their death means to a wider world. For those who have been unfortunate enough to have an NDE, the process can be traumatic, life-affirming, terrifying, and a life-defining moment. Inside you will find: ?What is a Near Death Experience; ?The history of NDE and an overview of NDE around the globe; ?What is the scientific explanation for NDE; ?Angels and their involvement in the NDE; ?Some celebrities that have been through an NDE; ?22 detailed cases of people who had a near-death experience and came back to tell their story. After reading this book, you will be knowledgeable of near-death experiences and be able to answer the question what is the truth behind NDE. Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App. Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 192 Pages (3,708 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

A Glimpse Of Heaven by Anna Anita 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Theme of Books: What is our identity What is God What are we If we know God We know ourselves

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 112 Pages (817 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Be A Prepper - 4 book set: Vol. 1: A Beginner's Guide to Surviving Disasters and Other Emergencies; Vol. 2: Hunkering Down; Vol. 3: The Survival ... by Macallister Anderson 4.2 Stars (50 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

We all know disaster can strike at any time. But are you ready? This book sets includes all the information you need to survive disasters and emergencies. Be prepared no matter what! For a limited time only, get the best selling series Be a Prepper that includes 4 books for 3.99$ before the price goes back up to 9.99$ The 4 book set includes: Volume 1 - Be a Prepper: A Beginner's Guide to surviving Disasters and Other Emergencies Volume 2 - Be a Prepper - Hunkering Down: a Means of Survival Volume 3 - Be a Prepper - The survuival Pantry: How to Organize and Preserve Your ood and Water Supply Volume 4 - Be a Prepper - How to Organize, Prepare and Use a Bugout Bag Read on what's inside each book: Be a Prepper: A Beginner's Guide to surviving Disasters and Other Emergencies Better to be ready than sorry later! All the basic information you need in order to survive disasters and other emergencies. Disasters, natural or thrust upon us, can happen at any time without any warning, or so little, that you cannot do anything about it. Except... if you are already prepared! In this book you will learn: ?Why you should become a prepper ?What you need to do to get ready ?Identify potential risks and hazards ?Prepare an emergency plan and test it ?Build your emergency supplies ?What is a bug-out bag and why you need it ?Securing supplies for your personal defense ?What you need to know to evacuate ?Sustainable living and long-term prepping ?Emergency barter Be a Prepper - Hunkering Down: a Means of Survival This book is about what you need to do in the event that you do actually have to hunker down and defend yourself for a while. This covers information on what supplies you'll need in, how you will protect yourself, and more. Topics included are: ?Why people have to hunker down in the first place ?The home security materials you'll need to protect yourself and to observe what is happening outside ?What you can use for energy ?The foods that you'll ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 205 Pages (9,222 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

How To Liberate The World: A Step-By-Step Guide to Take Back Your Country UPDATED by Gordon James Klingenschmitt (Illumify Media Global) Price verified 8 hours ago

FRUSTRATED AT THE DIRECTION YOUR COUNTRY IS HEADED? READY TO FIGHT FOR A CAUSE AND CHANGE THE WORLD? DO YOU BELIEVE GOD HAS CALLED CHRISTIANS TO POLITICAL ACTIVISM? In How To Liberate The World, Gordon Klingenschmitt equips you with 30 powerful political tools in a 30-day devotional. His 15 inspiring, true stories of political victory prove the effectiveness of these methods. You don't even need to get elected to take back your government! By becoming the media, gathering petitions, building an army, and prayerfully fighting the right enemy, you can reverse bad laws and help establish the kingdom of God right now. And you just might get elected too.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 177 Pages (4,054 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

The John Locke Collection by John Locke (Blackmore Dennett) 4.2 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

John Locke was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence. The John Locke Collection features: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding A Defence Of Mr. Locke's Opinion Concerning Personal Identity Of The Conduct Of The Understanding Elements Of Natural Philosophy A New Method Of A Common-Place-Book A Letter To The Right Reverend Edward, Lord Bishop Of Worcester, Concerning Some Passages Relating To Mr. Locke's Essay Of Human Understanding Mr. Locke's Reply To The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop Of Worcester's Answer To His Letter, Concerning Some Passages Relating To Mr. Locke's Essay Of Human Understanding An Answer To Remarks Upon An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, &C Mr. Locke's Reply To The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop Of Worcester's Answer To His Second Letter Mr. Locke's Reply To The Bishop Of Worcester's Answer To His Second Letter Some Considerations Of The Consequences Of The Lowering Of Interest, And Raising The Value Of Money. In A Letter Sent To A Member Of Parliament, 1691 Short Observations On A Printed Paper, Entitled, For Encouraging The Coining Silver Money In England, And After For Keeping It Here Further Considerations Concerning Raising The Value Of Money Two Treatises Of Government A Letter Concerning Toleration A Second Letter Concerning Toleration A Third Letter For Toleration A Fourth Letter For Toleration The ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 2,673 Pages (3,033 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Paranormal: Strange and Unexplained Phenomena and Mysteries around the World Volume 1: 4 Books in 1: Haunted Places, Terrfying Places, Bermuda ... by Conrad Bauer (Maplewood Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This collection has it all: the most terrifying places on our planet, haunted places, paranormal creatures and the paranormal phenomena of Bermuda triangle. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 1. Haunted Places: Chilling Paranormal and Supernatural Ghost Stories from Around the World - There are certain buildings which can be unsettling, disturbing, and downright terrifying. Even in seemingly normal homes, the strange and mysterious can help to create a sense of unease and ill-feeling. But there are certain buildings which scream strangeness from every surface. A coldness, an eerie atmosphere, or even the half caught sight of something moving in the corner of your vision. In this book, we will look at some of the world's most haunted homes, buildings, and places, scattered across the world. We will look at homes, hospitals, boats, and government buildings, all of which contain a history of dark acts. 2. The Most Terrifying Places on Earth: Searching Through the World's Most Horrifying and Scary Locations - In almost every town, village or city, there is often an area where people are wary. A certain building people say is haunted, or a home they know has a particularly gruesome past. People might warn children to stay away, these buildings might form the backbone of some local folklore, or they might actually be condemned and restricted to the public. In these buildings our imaginations run riot and we wonder what could be possibly be lurking down the long, dank and dark corridors. In this book, we will examine some of the most terrifying, strange, bizarre, odd and depressing places on earth. These might be haunted homes or the resting place of a murderous maniac. Some have been created by the evils of modern man while others are tributes to ancient and dark mysteries we still struggle to explain. The one thing they share is their ability to chill you to the bone. 3. The Strange and Unexplained Mysteries of the World - The Bermuda Triangle: The Truth ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 271 Pages (25,668 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

I Feel Too Much: A How-To Guide For The Beginner Empath by Alicia McBride (As You Wish Publishing) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Have you recently discovered you are an empath? Do you feel everything? Are you often overwhelmed or permanently exhausted? Are you affected by the moods and emotions of other people? Leap into a journey of healing and self-discovery. In this book, you will: ? Learn seven clear steps to propel you in the right direction. ? Experience guided meditations to protect your energy and release negativity. ? Acknowledge your spiritual gifts and learn how to accept them. ? Discover ways to make your daily life easier and less overwhelming. ? Learn to navigate the world while meeting your newfound requirements. Working through the steps will help you let go of burdensome baggage, feel lighter, evolve into your true self, and realize your true-life path. You will be ready to face whatever is next. You can do it. Begin by turning the page.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 106 Pages (2,842 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Solving Cold Cases Box Set 3 books in 1 : Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3: True Crime Stories That Took Years to Crack by Andrew J. Clark (Maplewood Publishing) 3.1 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Chilling. One of the best words to describe the cases recounted in this book set. These gruesome crimes seemed to hit a dead end... That is until the cases were reopened for investigation and later solved thanks to modern technologies and new investigation techniques. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! From the more famous cases to the more obscure, the crimes and hardships that the victims had to suffer will send shivers down your spine. Notably detailing the disappearance of Chandra Levy to the multiple murders committed by Dennis Rader. You will find that this book includes: ? Bone chilling murder and disappearance cases ? The rise of DNA technology ? International cases from the United Kingdom ? More local cases from North America ? Ingenious methods that some investigators had to resort to in order to solve the cases. ? Cases that took decades to solve! And also more cases such as: ?The anonymous corpse that came known as "Tent Girl" ?A murdered man who was far from innocent ?The killer who went on the run and battled against his extradition ?Trying to track a man who was perpetually on the run ?What happens when the rich and powerful protest their innocence in murder cases ?The disappearance after a supposed family argument of Bonnie Haim ?And much more Read on your favorite devices such as Kindle, IPhone, IPad, Android cellular phone, tablet, laptop, or computer with Amazon's free reading Kindle App. Scroll back up and click the BUY NOW button at the top right side of this page for an immediate download!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 222 Pages (2,917 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Media Justice (A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 3) by Dennis Carstens 4.4 Stars (415 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Q: HOW DOES A TELEVISION PRODUCER DESCRIBE THE KIDNAP AND MURDER OF A 2-YEAR-OLD CHILD? A:"I THINK WE HAVE A HIT ON OUR HANDS!" In the third The third Marc Kadella legal mystery, an adorable -- and photogenic -- two-year-old girl is kidnapped, and, when her remains are found, her twenty-two-year-old widowed mother Brittany is charged with her murder. But before she can even be charged she's been tried and convicted by the media, at the center of which is Melinda Pace, a cynical, mostly-functioning alcoholic Minneapolis television personality with a "legal news" show called The Court Reporter. Not even in the alternative universe of television news could she be described as a reporter, since she makes no attempt at or pretense of presenting the truth, or even the facts. She does do a great job of producing through-the-roof ratings and whipping the public into a frenzy -- with tragic consequences. Marc is brought into the case early on, before it's clear it will erupt into a media circus that brings out every goofball, crackpot, and member of the aluminum foil helmet club, along with a publicity-hungry state attorney general. The prosecution feeds the media monster by painting Brittany as a neglectful mother who got rid of her child because motherhood interfered with her partying. Marc throws himself heart and soul into saving Brittany from the maw of media justice, and all his associates rally to support him in any way they can. Gorgeous P.I. Maddy Rivers, who is on the case 24/7, reveals a different side as she becomes a sort of big sister to Brittany, providing the TLC that might have kept Brittany out of this mess if she'd gotten it from her controlling mother. Marc's lady love Judge Margaret Tennant is, as always, sensitive to the needs of an attorney in the throes of a huge case and, as always, eager to meet those needs. This one's sure to please fans of the most beloved lawyer sleuth of all time, Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason, who brought the ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 397 Pages (2,974 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Young, Female and Black by Heidi Safia Mirza (Routledge) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Young black women bear all the hallmarks of a fundamentally unequal society. They do well at school, contribute to society, are good efficient workers yet, as a group they consistently fail to secure the economic status and occupational prestige they deserve. This book presents a serious challenge to the widely held myth that young black women consistently underachieve both at school and in the labour market. In a comparative study of research and writig from America, Britain and the Caribbean Young, Female and Black re-examines our present understanding of what is meant by educational underachievement, the black family and, in particular, black womanhood in Britain.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 254 Pages (1,035 KB)
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Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Couples Counseling: 2 Books in 1: Communication and Relationship Workbook for Couples. How To Build Trust And Emotional Intimacy,Solve Conflicts And ... by Christian Silverman 3.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Do You Feel That The Spark Is Gone? Here's How To Bring It Back And Save Your Marriage! Do you miss the emotional intimacy you used to have? Do you wonder why you can't stop arguing about random things? Do you love your spouse but there are too many misunderstandings between you? Don't file for divorce just yet. Getting married is much easier than staying married. In the worst case, your love can get completely buried under a mountain of grudges, undone household chores, bad relationship habits, mediocre sexual experiences, and so on. But if you still love each other, you can rebuild the trust and intimacy between you. You can rekindle the spark that you had when you first fell in love. You can find a way to talk about your differences without getting angry at each other. These workbooks will teach you the techniques and exercises used by professional therapists in couples counseling. The workbooks will help you: • Cultivate mindful habits that will instantly make both of you happier • Rekindle your passion and have good sex despite being married for years • Discover the REAL reason why you're arguing so much • Use dialectical behavior therapy to solve conflicts without anger and resentment • Have honest conversations about your relationship and fix problems quickly The exercises and techniques in the workbooks will work even if you believe that your marriage is uniquely terrible. Dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness are scientifically proven approaches that have already saved countless marriages - and they can save yours, too. Scroll up, click the "Buy Now" button and Get Your Copy Now!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 218 Pages (2,930 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 9th, 2020

By Person or Persons...UNKNOWN: Shedding New Light on True Unsolved Murder Mysteries Lost in Time But Never Forgotten (True Crime Murder Case ... by Jack Smith 3.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

By Person or Persons... UNKNOWN Chilling stories of unsolved murders lost in time but never Forgotten What if the criminal or criminals are never punished? Or even conclusively identified? When this happens, there is a vacuum that continually demands to be filled, even decades after the crime was committed. This is why unsolved crimes - in this instance, murders - are rarely forgotten entirely. Finding new solutions is something that fascinates us. What did really happened? Who did it? We need answers. This book examines three cases of unsolved murders that continue to fascinate and horrify us: ?The Murder of Margaret Blake: On April 23, 1816, Margaret Blake was found in her decrepit cellar apartment, dead from a stab wound. Three people - her husband and two boarders - were present when it happened, but none of them were declared guilty. Modern forensic investigative techniques have been applied to this 200-year-old murder and have resulted in what may be the final solution. ?The Mad Axeman of New Orleans: From 1918-1919, a series of mysterious and gruesome axe murders terrified the Crescent City. The majority of the victims were Italians, but citizens of all backgrounds worried that their skulls would be caved in while they slept. The killer or killers were never caught, but recent research suggests a seminal form of organized crime directed the assaults. ?The Grimes Murders of 1956: A few days before New Year's Eve, 1957, 15-year-old Barbara Grimes and her 13-year-old sister Patricia left their Chicago home to see their idol, Elvis Presley's newest film. Weeks later, their naked bodies were found southwest of the city. Doctors could not pinpoint a primary cause of death and the murders remain unsolved. These crimes are only a mere sample of the world's best-known unsolved murders. Despite advancements in forensic science and investigative techniques, more cases are added to this list every year. Detectives today have better training and more resources ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 104 Pages (9,611 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Paranormal: Strange and Unexplained Phenomena and Mysteries around the World Volume 2: 4 Books in 1: Paranormal Phenomena, Aliens, Men in Black, and ... by Conrad Bauer (Maplewood Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Discover some of the most intriguing and unexplained phenomena around the World in this super value 4 books in 1 box set! Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Volume 1 - Paranormal Phenomena: Modern Tales of the Unexplained It is no wonder that we are all drawn to the world of the paranormal. The need to research and delve deeper into the unexplained is a tendency which unites and joins humanity as a culture. This has always been the case, from the earliest ghost stories to tales of dragons and sea monsters. Since the turn of the Twentieth Century, modern technology and science have pushed back the boundaries of explanation and shed new light on old secrets. Inside learn the details about these fascinating unexplained phenomena: ??The Mothman; ??The Dopplegängers; ??The Taos hum; ??The Chupacabra; ??and more! Volume 2 - Aliens: Paranormal UFO Sighting Cases That Still Mystify Non-Believers If you have ever wondered if we are alone in this universe, you just might be interested in some of the accounts of those who have claimed to have witnessed unknown alien entities firsthand. The tales presented in this book range from the strange, the scary, to the slightly absurd. But who is to say what is normal and what is not when delving into such an utterly unknown territory. Time will tell if aliens are ever proven, beyond the shadow of a doubt, to exist, but in the meantime, you can indulge your imagination on these unique and extraordinarily still unexplained sightings. Volume 3 - Men in Black - Evidence and True Stories about Earth's Most Mysterious Cover Agents: Alien and UFO Encounters Relatively little is known about the Men in Black, also known as M.I.B., yet the scant few details that have surfaced are enough to send chills up your spine. The eyewitness accounts of their visits, as fleeting as they are, seem to punch us in the gut as soon as we hear them. These narratives play upon our most unsettling fears and sinking suspicions. Indeed, these ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 260 Pages (12,078 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 9th, 2020

Mystic Knowledge of the Ages, The Reawakening: 2020 Edition by M.G. Hawking Price verified 5 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 9 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 9 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)
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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 15 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

Fatal Pretense by P.S. Winn 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 9 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 10 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

Foliage: An International Banking Spy Thriller (A Louise Moscow Novel Book 1) by Lorraine Evanoff 4.7 Stars (51 Reviews)    Price verified 9 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)
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Added: Jul 8th, 2020

A Preface to Philosophy: Exploring Truth, Doubt, and Ethics by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) Price verified 19 hours ago

In A Preface to Philosophy, I tackle the most perplexing questions that we've asked ourselves since we left the caves. At almost 170,000 words, this is one of my longest books. And yet when I consider all that has been written and can be written about the big questions of life, I look at my book as not even a teaspoon in the ocean of knowledge -- a preface at how I look at the profound questions of epistemology, skepticism, and ethics. We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 497 Pages (17,774 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Socialism: An Essential Review by Shawn Henry Potter (Renatus Press®) Price verified one day ago

All across America, political candidates for federal, state, and local office are proclaiming the principles of socialism. They offer revolutionary solutions to persistent social challenges, such as: income inequality, low wages, rising health care costs, student debt, racism, and climate change. But, would their policies lead to a reduction or expansion of human suffering? Do their principles rest on reality or fantasy? Father Bernard Vaughan, Priest of the Society of Jesus, answers these questions, and more, as he examines general principles of social justice, socialism, and capitalism in Socialism: An Essential Review. Inspired by the words of Pope Pius X, and the writings of Pope Leo XIII, Father Vaughan discusses, among other topics, the relationship between socialism and the individual, family, state, and church. This book is required reading for everyone who wishes to understand the foundations of the socialist movement in America and aspires to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." The writer of Proverbs encourages everyone to: "Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." (Prov 31:8-9)

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Social Security Basic Income: A Safety Net for All Americans by Steven O. Richardson 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

I wrote this book to stimulate conversation about simultaneous solutions to two serious problems facing the U.S. For decades, we have ignored the looming bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Meanwhile, as income inequality continues to grow, our President and Congress double down on policies that produced the imbalance - namely, negative real interest rates and income tax cuts. This is dangerous because it worsens two conflicts that transcend partisan competition - those between the ruling and working classes and between generations. My proposed solution is twofold. First, a radical tax reform proposal that I call Free to Work (FTW) would grant tax relief to workers by eliminating the payroll tax. We would pay for existing entitlement obligations by eliminating tax expenditures and making the income tax more progressive. The safety net - Social Security Basic Income, or SSBI - is a negative income tax type basic income guarantee that could be funded by additional progressive income taxes. It would provide a universal, unconditional benefit of $1000/month for adult citizens. With FTW, taxpayers gain control over our own retirement and health care. With SSBI, those in need obtain some assistance without being subjected to a judgmental bureaucratic maze.

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Stockpile Quarantine Cookbook: Detailed Master List of Survival Grocery Products to Stockpile with Over 100 Proven & Healthy Survival Shelf-Stable ... by William Smith 3.8 Stars (31 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Are you looking for recipes with shelf-stable ingredients and what survival foods to buy? Did you know that by properly storing the food you can continue enjoying nutritious meals for months to come? Do you know which superfoods are the most effective in combating viruses? We all know that it is vitally important to understand what foods efficiently strengthen our immune system and are capable of fighting infectious diseases. Additionally, we should aim for foods with plenty of brain-healthy ingredients which increase the amount of serotonin in our system and cut down cortisol. This also results in us experiencing less stress and anxiety. We'll also look at what foods to eat to supercharge our immune system to combat viruses and other infectious diseases. All this, however, means absolutely nothing if you aren't aware of how to properly store food to outlast the disasters that arise. It is crucial to understand which food groups will disappear from the stores first and what foods will last longer when preserved or stored with different methods. We'll cover this and much more in this book. Shelf-stable foods will be vital to your survival during the long months of any disaster, and a solid plan in times like these is a necessity. This Stockpile Survival Guide will explore: • Over 100 Proven & Healthy Survival Food Recipes to Supercharge Your Immune System with Shelf-Stable and Bulk Foods • Top 44 Fundamental Survival Foods to Stockpile • Top 20 Proven Superfoods to Stockpile for Fighting Diseases & Improving Immune System • Top 12 Bulk Foods to Focus on and How to Store Them so They Last for Decades • How to Effectively Stockpile Food • Stockpile to Maximize Your Fiber, Protein & Vitamin Intake • Bonus Chapter: Step by Step Guide to Survive Disasters • Breakfast Recipes • Lunch Recipes • Dinner Recipes • Snack & Desert Recipes • And Much, Much More! Scroll up to snatch your copy of this Stockpile Survival Food ...

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The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten?or yet undiscovered gems?of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) (Nellie Bly) 4.2 Stars (202 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Ten Days in a Madhouse is Nellie Bly's (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) account of her ten days in a madhouse in New York in 1887. Bly, in an act of stunt journalism that wold make her famous, pretended to be mildly insane so she would be sent to an asylum to see first hand what one was like. To begin the process she goes to a rooming house and one night she stays up all night staring at the wall. The stare fest alerts her roommate and scares the homeowner and the next day she fixates on her lost trunk and insists on finding it. At the same time she continually talks about too many foreigners and never having worked, which both seem strange to the working class people she is rooming with. These three things are sufficient for her to land before a judge and eventually in the madhouse where she endures the arbitrary and vindictive rule of the nurses who are little better than street toughs. At the end of ten days a lawyer from her paper the World secures her release.

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Rights of Man by Thomas Paine 4.7 Stars (258 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Human Rights asserts that politics popular revolution is permitted when a government fails to safeguard the natural rights of its people.

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Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Martin Blumenthal-Barby (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 23 hours ago

In Inconceivable Effects, Martin Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects have changed our ways of viewing the modern world -- including Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, the directors of Germany in Autumn, and Heiner Müller -- these essays furnish a cultural base for contemporary discussions of totalitarian domination, lying and politics, the relation between law and body, the relation between law and justice, the question of violence, and our ways of conceptualizing "the human." A consideration of ethics is central to the book, but ethics in a general, philosophical sense is not the primary subject here; instead, Blumenthal-Barby suggests that whatever understanding of the ethical one has is always contingent upon a particular mode of presentation (Darstellung), on particular aesthetic qualities and features of media. Whatever there is to be said about ethics, it is always bound to certain forms of saying, certain ways of telling, certain modes of narration. That modes of presentation differ across genres and media goes without saying; that such differences are intimately linked with the question of the ethical emerges with heightened urgency in this book.

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Dignity in the 21st Century: Middle East and West (SpringerBriefs in Philosophy) by Doris Schroeder (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY license. This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life. Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is unique and insightful for a range of reasons. First, the book is co-authored by scholars from two different cultures (Middle East and West). As a result, the interpretations of dignity covered are broader than those in most Western publications. Second, the ambition of the book is to use examples from everyday life and fiction to debate a range of dignity interpretations supplemented by philosophical and theological theories. Thus, the book is designed to be accessible to a general readership, which is further facilitated because it is published with full open access. Third, the book does not defend one superior theory of dignity, but instead presents six Western approaches and one based on the Koran and then asks whether a common essence can be detected. The answer to the question whether a common essence can be detected between the Koranic interpretation of dignity and the main Western theories (virtue, Kant) is YES. The essence can be seen in dignity as a sense of self-worth, which persons have a duty to develop and respect in themselves and a duty to protect in others. The book ends with two recommendations. First, given the 7 concepts of dignity introduced in the book, meaningful dialogue can only be achieved if conversation partners clarify which variation they are using. Second, future collaborations between philosophers and psychologists might be helpful in moving theoretical knowledge on dignity as a sense of self-worth into practical action. The "scourges" of a sense of self-worth and dignity are identified by psychologists as violence, humiliation, disregard and embarrassment. To know more about how these can be avoided from psychologists, is helpful when protecting a sense of self-worth in others.

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The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West by Clarissa W. Atkinson (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 hours ago

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of Joan to the experiences of saints, nuns, and ordinary women, The Oldest Vocation brings to life both the richness and the troubling contradictions of Christian motherhood in medieval Europe. After tracing the roots of medieval ideologies of motherhood in early Christianity, Clarissa W. Atkinson reconstructs the physiological assumptions underlying medieval notions about women's bodies and reproduction; inherited from Greek science and popularized through the practice of midwifery, these assumptions helped shape common beliefs about what mothers were. She then describes the development of "spiritual motherhood" both as a concept emerging out of monastic ideologies in the early Middle Ages and as a reality in the lives of certain remarkable women. Atkinson explores the theological dimensions of medieval motherhood by discussing the cult of the Virgin Mary in twelfth-century art, story, and religious expression. She also offers a fascinating new perspective on the women saints of the later Middle Ages, many of whom were mothers; their lives and cults forged new relationships between maternity and holiness. The Oldest Vocation concludes where most histories of motherhood begin -- in early modern Europe, when the family was institutionalized as a center of religious and social organization. Anyone interested in the status of motherhood, or in women's history, the cultural history of the Middle Ages, or the history of religion will want to read this book.

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Pieces of Truth by Nobuyoshi Takahashi 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

This is a philosophical book about the universe, God, human beings, our mind, our life, and so on. But the author is not a philosopher, he is a truth seeker though. And it took him more than 20 years to write this book. He strongly believes that you don't need a degree in Philosophy to seek truth. And this book is an experiment to see how well an ordinary person like him can answer various philosophical questions. He has actually answered most major philosophical questions simply and clearly. You can tell by looking inside the book. So if you are interested in such an experiment, and if you choose a book by what is written, not by who it is written by, you will love this book! By the way, you can read this book on your computer if you install the free application "Kindle for PC."

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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After the Interlude: A Dialogue about Death and Beyond by Ellyn Peirson (Creativia) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

After the Interlude explores destiny, the sibling relationship, the impact on destiny of family of origin dynamics, where we were before we were born, where we're going after we've left the planet, thin places, dreams, prayer and the importance of unbending intent. The book tackles purpose and the most difficult personal question of all personal questions -- Why? After the Interlude converses with existence. After the Interlude is an expression of an Everyperson. All human beings know fear. All human beings lose family members. All human beings question. All human beings are wounded and flawed. And, above all, all human beings come with a destiny to be uncovered and lived and a monumental capacity to love. The wounds that happen along the way are part of the contract we undertake in coming here, trailing our own Wordsworthian clouds of glory. Whether we come once or multiple times is a moot point. The point of life, according to After the Interlude, is now and what we do with all the nows of our lives. After the Interlude is highly personal and yet it will touch readers in their personal beliefs and fears. With references to the Platonic philosophers, Julian of Norwich, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, C. S. Lewis, Annie Dillard, Mary Oliver and Chet Raymo, the argument that the purpose of life is the advancement of the soul is brought home. And it's brought home with an openness that allows the reader to try it on for size, rather than insisting on adoption or rejection. And, above all, After The Interlude faces death head-on. Ellyn Peirson's credo on the soul's journey is a personal culmination of years of exploration of the soul. Andrew Ruhl, Ellyn's soul-friend, responds to and frames the theories and propositions in words and photography. It all began simply enough. The question was rather ordinary. Margaret, Ellyn's only sibling and soul-companion of longest standing, had just died. Andrew, in his fourth post-bone-marrow-transplant year, wondered via ...

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Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics by John McGowan (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

How do American intellectuals try to achieve their political and social goals? By what means do they articulate their hopes for change? John McGowan seeks to identify the goals and strategies of contemporary humanistic intellectuals who strive to shape the politics and culture of their time. In a lively mix of personal reflection and shrewd analysis, McGowan visits the sites of intellectual activity (scholarly publications, professional conferences, the classroom, and the university) and considers the hazards of working within such institutional contexts to effect change outside the academy. Democracy's Children considers the historical trajectory that produced current intellectual practices. McGowan links the growing prestige of "culture" since 1800 to the growth of democracy and the obsession with modernity and explores how intellectuals became both custodians and creators of culture. Caught between fears of culture's irrelevance and dreams of its omnipotence, intellectuals pursue a cultural politics that aims for wide-ranging social transformations. For better or worse, McGowan says, the humanities are now tied to culture and to the university. The opportunities and frustrations attendant on this partnership resonate with the larger successes and failures of contemporary democratic societies. His purpose in this collection of essays is to illuminate the conditions under which intellectuals in a democracy work and at the same time to promote intellectual activities that further democratic ideals.

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Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology by Joachim von Braun (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. "Marginality" is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated to overcome marginality. The book will be a valuable source for development scholars and students, actors that design public policies, and for social innovators in the private sector and non-governmental organizations.?

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Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13) by Johannes Glückler (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenance and change of institutions as well as on their constraining and enabling effects on innovation, entrepreneurship, art and cultural heritage, often at regional scales across Europe and North America. Rooted in the disciplines of management and organization studies, sociology, geography, political science, and economics the contributors all take comprehensive approaches to carve out the specific contextuality of institutions as well as their impact on societal outcomes. Not only does this book offer detailed insights into current debates in institutional theory, it also provides background for scholars, students, and professionals at the intersection between regional development, policy-making, and regulation.

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The Topography of Modernity: Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by Elliott Schreiber (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 8 hours ago

Karl Philipp Moritz (d. 1793) was one of the most innovative writers of the late Enlightenment in Germany. A novelist, travel writer, editor, and teacher he is probably best known today for his autobiographical novel Anton Reiser (1785-90) and for his treatises on aesthetics, foremost among them Über die bildende Nachahmung des Schönen (On the Formative Imitation of the Beautiful) (1788). In this treatise, Moritz develops the concept of aesthetic autonomy, which became widely known after Goethe included a lengthy excerpt of it in his own Italian Journey (1816-17). It was one of the foundational texts of Weimar classicism, and it became pivotal for the development of early Romanticism. In The Topography of Modernity, Elliott Schreiber gives Moritz the credit he deserves as an important thinker beyond his contributions to aesthetic theory. Indeed, he sees Moritz as an incisive early observer and theorist of modernity. Considering a wide range of Moritz's work including his novels, his writings on mythology, prosody, and pedagogy, and his political philosophy and psychology, Schreiber shows how Moritz's thinking developed in response to the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment and paved the way for later social theorists to conceive of modern society as differentiated into multiple, competing value spheres.

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Empire’s Labor: The Global Army That Supports U.S. Wars by Adam Moore (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

In a dramatic unveiling of the little-known world of contracted military logistics, Adam Moore examines the lives of the global army of laborers who support US overseas wars. Empire's Labor brings us the experience of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who perform jobs such as truck drivers and administrative assistants at bases located in warzones in the Middle East and Africa. He highlights the changes the US military has undergone since the Vietnam War, when the ratio of contractors to uniformed personnel was roughly 1:6. In Afghanistan it has been as high as 4:1. This growth in logistics contracting represents a fundamental change in how the US fights wars, with the military now dependent on a huge pool of contractors recruited from around the world. It also, Moore demonstrates, has social, economic, and political implications that extend well beyond the battlefields. Focusing on workers from the Philippines and Bosnia, two major sources of "third country national" (TCN) military labor, Moore explains the rise of large-scale logistics outsourcing since the end of the Cold War; describes the networks, infrastructures, and practices that span the spaces through which people, information, and goods circulate; and reveals the experiences of foreign workers, from the hidden dynamics of labor activism on bases, to the economic and social impacts these jobs have on their families and the communities they hail from. Through his extensive fieldwork and interviews, Moore gives voice to the agency and aspirations of the many thousands of foreigners who labor for the US military. Thanks to generous funding from UCLA and its participation in TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting (Brown Democracy Medal) by Michael P. McDonald (Cornell Selects) 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

The Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal is an initiative of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Pennsylvania State University. It annually recognizes outstanding individuals, groups, and organizations that produce exceptional innovations to further democracy in the United States or around the world. Micah Altman and Michael P. McDonald unveil the Public Mapping Project, which developed DistrictBuilder, an open-source software redistricting application designed to give the public transparent, accessible, and easy-to-use online mapping tools. As they show, the goal is for all citizens to have access to the same information that legislators use when drawing congressional maps -- and use that data to create maps of their own. Thanks to generous funding from The Pennsylvania State University, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
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Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice by Susan Sniader Lanser (Cornell University Press) 3.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -- including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig -- she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative.

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Proletarian Peasants: The Revolution of 1905 in Russia's Southwest by Robert Edelman (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

In this book, conceived and written for the general reader as well as the specialist, Robert Edelman uses a case study of peasant behavior during a particular revolutionary situation to make an important contribution to one of the major debates in contemporary peasant studies. Edelman's subject is the peasantry of the right-bank Ukraine, and he uses local and regional archives seldom available to Western scholars to give a detailed picture of the ways in which the inhabitants of one of Russia's most advanced agrarian regions expressed their discontent during the years 1905-1907. By the 1890s, the landlords of Russia's Southwest had organized a highly successful capitalist form of agriculture, and Edelman demonstrates that their peasants responded to these dramatic economic changes by adopting many of the forms of political and social behavior generally associated with urban proletarians.

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Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing) by Françoise Lionnet (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women's autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, Marie Cardinal, Maryse Condé, Marie-Thérèse Humbert, Augustine, and Nietzsche.

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Drones and the Creative Industry: Innovative Strategies for European SMEs by Virginia Santamarina-Campos (Springer) 3.3 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

This open access, interdisciplinary book presents innovative strategies in the use of civil drones in the cultural and creative industry. Specially aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the book offers valuable insights from the fields of marketing, engineering, arts and management. With contributions from experts representing varied interests throughout the creative industry, including academic researchers, software developers and engineers, it analyzes the needs of the creative industry when using civil drones both outdoors and indoors. The book also provides timely recommendations to the industry, as well as guidance for academics and policymakers.

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Not of Woman Born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (Cornell University Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 9 hours ago

"Not of woman born, the Fortunate, the Unborn" -- the terms designating those born by Caesarean section in medieval and Renaissance Europe were mysterious and ambiguous. Examining representations of Caesarean birth in legend and art and tracing its history in medical writing, Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski addresses the web of religious, ethical, and cultural questions concerning abdominal delivery in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Not of Woman Born increases our understanding of the history of the medical profession, of medical iconography, and of ideas surrounding "unnatural" childbirth. Blumenfeld-Kosinski compares texts and visual images in order to trace the evolution of Caesarean birth as it was perceived by the main actors involved -- pregnant women, medical practitioners, and artistic or literary interpreters. Bringing together medical treatises and texts as well as hitherto unexplored primary sources such as manuscript illuminations, she provides a fresh perspective on attitudes toward pregnancy and birth in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; the meaning and consequences of medieval medicine for women as both patients and practitioners, and the professionalization of medicine. She discusses writings on Caesarean birth from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, when Church Councils ordered midwives to perform the operation if a mother died during childbirth in order that the child might be baptized; to the fourteenth century, when the first medical text, Bernard of Gordon's Lilium medicinae, mentioned the operation; up to the gradual replacement of midwives by male surgeons in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Not of Woman Born offers the first close analysis of Frarnois Rousset's 1581 treatise on the operation as an example of sixteenth-century medical discourse. It also considers the ambiguous nature of Caesarean birth, drawing on accounts of such miraculous examples as the birth of the Antichrist. An appendix reviews the complex etymological ...

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Disasters: Core Concepts and Ethical Theories (Advancing Global Bioethics Book 11) by Dónal P. O’Mathúna (Springer) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This Open Access Book is the first to examine disasters from a multidisciplinary perspective. Justification of actions in the face of disasters requires recourse both to conceptual analysis and ethical traditions. Part 1 of the book contains chapters on how disasters are conceptualized in different academic disciplines relevant to disasters. Part 2 has chapters on how ethical issues that arise in relation to disasters can be addressed from a number of fundamental normative approaches in moral and political philosophy. This book sets the stage for more focused normative debates given that no one book can be completely comprehensive. Providing analysis of core concepts, and with real-world relevance, this book should be of interest to disaster scholars and researchers, those working in ethics and political philosophy, as well as policy makers, humanitarian actors and intergovernmental organizations..

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Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice by Franziska Krause (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book examines the concept of care and care practices in healthcare from the interdisciplinary perspectives of continental philosophy, care ethics, the social sciences, and anthropology. Areas addressed include dementia care, midwifery, diabetes care, psychiatry, and reproductive medicine. Special attention is paid to ambivalences and tensions within both the concept of care and care practices. Contributions in the first section of the book explore phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches to care and reveal historical precursors to care ethics. Empirical case studies and reflections on care in institutionalised and standardised settings form the second section of the book. The concluding chapter, jointly written by many of the contributors, points at recurring challenges of understanding and practicing care that open up the field for further research and discussion. This collection will be of great value to scholars and practitioners of medicine, ethics, philosophy, social science and history.

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Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement by Mark R. Warren (Beacon Press) 4.1 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Parents, young people, community organizers, and educators describe how they are fighting systemic racism in schools by building a new intersectional educational justice movement. Illuminating the struggles and triumphs of the emerging educational justice movement, this anthology tells the stories of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against systemic inequities and the mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. It offers a social justice alternative to the corporate reform movement that seeks to privatize public education through expanding charter schools and voucher programs. To address the systemic racism in our education system and in the broader society, the contributors argue that what is needed is a movement led by those most affected by injustice--students of color and their parents--that builds alliances across sectors and with other social justice movements addressing immigration, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Representing a diverse range of social justice organizations from across the US, including the Chicago Teachers Union and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network, the essayists recount their journeys to movement building and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes. Lift Us Up! will outrage, inform, and mobilize parents, educators, and concerned citizens about what is wrong in American schools today and how activists are fighting for and achieving change.

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