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A Preface to Philosophy: Exploring Truth, Doubt, and Ethics by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) Price verified 5 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 [f] [x]
Length: 497 Pages (17,774 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Linux for Beginners and Command Line Kung Fu (Bundle): An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line by Jason Cannon 4.4 Stars (30 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Save when you buy this two book bundle - Linux for Beginners AND Command Line Kung Fu Linux for Beginners information: If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start read on. Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers. Linux for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand. Here is what you will learn by reading Linux for Beginners: • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already. • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose. • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers. Screenshots included. • What SSH is and how to use it, including creating and using SSH keys. • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation. • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often. • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories. • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files. • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease. • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors. • Two methods to search for files and directories. • How to compare the contents of files. • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them. • How and why to redirect input and output from ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 316 Pages (3,660 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Emotional Intelligence Mastery: This Book Includes: Empath, How to Analyze People, Dark Psychology Secrets. Learn How to Master Your Emotions, ... by Diana Brain 4.6 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Do you want to find a way to protect yourself from the emotional hurricanes surrounding you? Would you like to be able to see the hidden messages that a person's body language reveals? Would you like to be able to defend yourself against mind control, manipulation, and deception? If you want to understand how to master your emotions, then keep reading... This book includes: EMPATH: A Simple Guide for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People to Develop Your Gift and Thrive the Sense of Self, Raising Psychological and Spiritual Healing Here's a sneak peek of what you'll learn with this book: • The nature of empathy • Common challenges facing empaths • Skills that will help you thrive as an empath • The scientific connection between sleep, kindness, and empathy • The power of grounding and empathy And much more... HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE: The Simple Guide to Speed Reading People Using Human Behavior Psychology and Body Language Analysis to Defend Yourself from Mind Control, Manipulation and Deception Throughout these pages, you will learn: • Body language basics • Hand gestures and arm signals • Eye signals and facial expression • Non-verbal of legs and feet • Mind control and how to defend yourself • Manipulation and dealing with manipulators • Detecting lying, and deception And much more... DARK PSYCHOLOGY SECRETS: Introductory Guide to Discover How to Stop Being Manipulated, Avoid Mind Control, Covert Persuasion, Deception and Learn the Art of Reading People You will learn: • The major secrets of the dark side of personality. • What the dark side of your personality is. • The inside of the mind of controlling people. • What mind control really is. • What deception tactics people use while manipulating others. • The persuasion techniques found in dark psychology. • The psychology of manipulation. And much more... Do you want to understand how to master your emotions? Arm yourself with all this ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 405 Pages (5,315 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Ielts Writing Task 2 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make and How to Avoid Them (Box set 15 in 1) by JOHNNY CHUONG 4.4 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

The #1 Best Selling Book on Kindle Downloaded by over 20,000 people... Hurry up and get YOUR copy today for 7.47 only? Regular price at 39.99? IELTS Writing Task 2 Corrections: Most Common Mistakes Students Make And How To Avoid Them! (BOX SET 15 IN 1) • Do you usually make mistakes in IELTS academic writing task 2 and do not get your expected score? • Would you like to learn how to avoid and correct them so they would be precisely academic? • Do you expect to get the score you wished in IELTS writing task 2? If your answer is "yes" to these above questions, then this book is perfect for you. This book reveals numerous common mistakes students make in each type of essay of IELTS writing task 2. Then, it will suggest corrections for these all mistakes to help students have a better understanding, avoid unexpected mistakes and achieve a high score in the IELTS Writing task 2. As the author of this book, I believe that this IETLS writing corrections book will be an indispensable reference and trusted guide for all students who want to maximize their score in IELTS academic writing task 2. I guarantee that all sample essays corrections in this book are practical and not available in any other IELTS textbook or on any website as well. When you read and learn from this book, you will certainly know that it has been written by an experienced teacher, who has spent thousands of hours in a classroom, who understands IELTS students' needs and who is totally able to help them and definitely you are not an exception stay away from the most common mistakes in IELTS writing task 2 and achieve your IELTS writing goal. Don't delay any more seconds, scroll back up, DOWNLOAD your copy NOW for only $7.47, start avoiding most common mistakes students make and get the highest score in IELTS academic writing TODAY! Tags: ielts writing task 2, academic ielts task 2 writing, ielts academic writing, ielts essay writing, ielts writing books, ielts essay, ielts academic ...

Genre: Education & Teaching [f] [x]
Length: 605 Pages (3,174 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Accidental Thief: Book One in the LitRPG Accidental Traveler Adventure by Jamie Davis (MedicCast Productions) 4.2 Stars (182 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Stuck in the Game, A LitRPG Adventure Hal can't catch a break. What can he do to turn his luck around? Wandering through a flea market, a strange woman starts to talk his ear off. She won't let him leave. He doesn't want any of her junk, that is, until she pulls out a bootleg copy of a new game. Maybe he can forget his troubles for a few hours? What happens next, turns Hal's life upside down. You'll love this epic LitRPG fantasy series, because every game needs a winner. Play along with Hal as he becomes an Accidental Thief Get it now!

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 310 Pages (3,335 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Murder in The Haunted Castle Enjoji Ashley Kyoichiro series (Japanese Edition) by Narita Rion (Aichi shobou) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 13 hours ago

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Genre: Foreign Languages [f] [x]
Length: 331 Pages (1,561 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Keto Instant Pot Cookbook: 500 Wholesome Recipes You'll Want to Make Everyday. The Complete Guide to Keto Diet Instant Pot Cooking for Beginners to ... by Sophie Soto (Healthy LifeStyle Press) 4.7 Stars (101 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

This keto instant pot recipe book will be useful for you if you are looking for healthy, nutritious, and easy keto recipes for instant pot. It will be a helpful guide in getting deeper knowledge about the ketogenic diet lifestyle and nutrition. Simple meals will help to reach ketosis in the most comfortable for your body way; stabilize blood sugar and insulin level. This book is for beginners as for profi in the keto diet. Take your cooking skills to a whole new level. The instant pot ketogenic cookbook has gathered the brand new recipes of 2020. In this cookbook, you will also find out the hot tips about using of the instant pot (they will ease everyday routine); priceless advice that will help to follow the diet right and not stressful for the organism; keto cheat list with allowed and forbidden food and the ingredients which you can eat occasionally, will be a godsend for those who are still confused in permitted ingredients; conversational table for cooking the meals from the cookbook. This item is useful for every reader in any part of the world This keto instant pot cookbook has a huge number of benefits. They are: • the book includes recipes for different types of keto diets, as well as for people who adhere to the vegetarian lifestyle; • all recipes are adjusted for a modern busy life and don't need a lot of time to cook; • understandable even for children recipe directions; • the time that you will spend on making a meal is also included. It is separated into cooking time and preparation time - an excellent item for busy people and moms; • counting daily carbs becomes easier with nutritional info that is included in every recipe; • Don't cook too much or too little for your dinner; the serving number that is present in every recipe will help to cook enough food for all. Hurry up to buy a new book of keto recipes and plunge into the world of low-carb dishes right now!

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 534 Pages (4,462 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Essential Speech and Language Technology for Dutch: Results by the STEVIN-programme (Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing Book 14) by Peter Spyns (Springer) 3.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

The book provides an overview of more than a decade of joint R&D efforts in the Low Countries on HLT for Dutch. It not only presents the state of the art of HLT for Dutch in the areas covered, but, even more importantly, a description of the resources (data and tools) for Dutch that have been created are now available for both academia and industry worldwide. The contributions cover many areas of human language technology (for Dutch): corpus collection (including IPR issues) and building (in particular one corpus aiming at a collection of 500M word tokens), lexicology, anaphora resolution, a semantic network, parsing technology, speech recognition, machine translation, text (summaries) generation, web mining, information extraction, and text to speech to name the most important ones. The book also shows how a medium-sized language community (spanning two territories) can create a digital language infrastructure (resources, tools, etc.) as a basis for subsequent R&D. At the same time, it bundles contributions of almost all the HLT research groups in Flanders and the Netherlands, hence offers a view of their recent research activities. Targeted readers are mainly researchers in human language technology, in particular those focusing on Dutch. It concerns researchers active in larger networks such as the CLARIN, META-NET, FLaReNet and participating in conferences such as ACL, EACL, NAACL, COLING, RANLP, CICling, LREC, CLIN and DIR ( both in the Low Countries), InterSpeech, ASRU, ICASSP, ISCA, EUSIPCO, CLEF, TREC, etc. In addition, some chapters are interesting for human language technology policy makers and even for science policy makers in general.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 434 Pages (18,315 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

7700 Hard Scramblex Puzzles To Improve Your IQ by Kalman Toth M.A. M.PHIL. Price verified 18 hours ago

As indicated on the cover, this book contains 7,700 hard - above average length, college level - Scramblex puzzles. Light, Easy & Medium Scramblex puzzle books are also available. Scramblex puzzles are unscrambling word games. All the letters in a word are given, but out of order in ABC sorting. The goal is to unscramble the letters and find the hidden word. Each Scramblex in this book contains seven to fifteen letters. There are five puzzles on each page with the answers in reverse order at the bottom of the page. Overall Benefits of Solving Word Puzzles Improved Effective IQ The title indicates that these Scramblex puzzles are designed "To Improve Your IQ." Intelligence Quotient - IQ - is a scientific assessment of your intelligence. Your IQ is determined by measuring your problem solving abilities, memory, general knowledge, and spatial imagery. The average God-given IQ of an adult is 150. It cannot be increased by medical science, because of the microbiology of the brain. It can, however, be improved. The average effective (day-to-day) IQ is only 100-110, mostly due to neglect - lack of brain exercises. Therefore, if you exercise your brain, you can increase your effective IQ. Word puzzles, such as Scramblex, provide the necessary mental activity. Mental Exercise Word puzzles help expand vocabulary, strengthen word recall, and improve memory. You do not realize while you are working puzzles that you are using thinking skills. Your brain learns new skills and acquires knowledge throughout your life. Mastering puzzle-solving skills improves your thinking. Scramblex puzzles will improve your focus and attention. When you are working on a puzzle, you need an environment that is relatively free of distractions. Puzzle solving is a solitary activity. The concentrated attention you must give to the solution of a Scramblex is an excellent skill to develop which can help you in many areas of your life. Deduction is an important critical thinking skill. Scramblex ...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 496 Pages (2,028 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Sword of Fortune (Sword of India Book 1) by Christopher Nicole (Lume Books) 4.3 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

India, 1778. Richard Bryant arrives in India as a humble clerk with the John Company. But he is driven by an ambition and military enthusiasm that sees him rise beyond his status. He has barely been in Bombay a year when a disastrous love affair with Barbara Smythe forces him to flee the city. He enters the Indian jungle. It is the start of a new life as an outlaw, relying on his wits and his pistols to survive. In the escapades and dangers which lie ahead, Richard becomes an adventurer on a grand scale. He commands French regiments at the court of the feared Begum Sombre, making enemies of every nationality and, in time, carving his own kingdom out of the jungle. Feared by princes, marauders and fellow mercenaries alike, Richard finds a place for himself in the world. But there are terrible scores to be settled, even at the risk of throwing all of his glory away... 'Sword of Fortune' is an epic military adventure set against the backdrop of the flourishing British empire.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 376 Pages (2,084 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Plant Based Diet: 200 Delicious Recipes For Vibrant Health and Radiant Energy (Delicious Plant Based Diet Recipe Cookbook for Vibrant Health, Weight ... by Susan Hollister 4.2 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

200 Delicious Plant Based Recipes To Boost Your Life Force! Whether you want (1) to enjoy more energy from healthy and nutritious foods, (2) have a large variety of easy to make and tasty meals recipes at your fingertips or (3) just discover a new and healthier you, then this book will give you all that you need in order to start enjoying all the incredible benefits of a plant based diet. Enjoy Foods That Energize You The good news is that you don't have to switch to a plant based diet all at once! The plant-based diet lets you grow into it gradually, one small change at a time. Nor do you have to avoid meat altogether. By "plant-based" we mean that a majority of what you eat doesn't come from animals. You can still have your favorite foods if you desire; you just won't eat them as often. A plant-based diet has been proven to be extremely healthy. It can help with weight loss as a natural result of eating more fruits and vegetables. Blood sugar levels tend to stabilize, cholesterol often lowers, and blood pressure tends to improve. Overall, a plant-based diet is a healthier way to live. Easily Transition Into A Healthy Diet The recipes in this book are delicious and primed to help you develop healthier food preferences. You may discover you don't crave hamburgers or pizza anymore, especially after eating some of the delicious meatless versions you will find in this recipe book. Enjoy tasty portabella mushrooms that can fool your taste buds into thinking you're eating roast beef. You won't even miss the meat in Irish Stew! Enjoy salads such as Watermelon Blueberry Caprese, Orangey Almond Salad with Cranberries, and yummy Taco Salad. You'll also enjoy soups like Cream of Broccoli Soup and lentil-filled Rhubarb Stew. Also included is a wide variety of appetizers, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, smoothies and deserts! What Will You Learn About Plant-Based Meals? • How delicious and frequently tastier they are than their animal-based counterparts. • How ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 315 Pages (122,824 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Healthcare From The Trenches: An Insider Account of the Complex Barriers of U.S. Healthcare from the Providers and Patients' Perspective by Dr. Alejandro Badia 5.0 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

The U.S. healthcare system is in crisis. As Americans, we're facing serious problems - not only with skyrocketing healthcare costs but also lack of patient access and inefficient delivery. Now with the frightening Coronavirus pandemic that is further taxing our healthcare system - and consequently, our economy - we are seeing these issues amplified. Despite all the political debates and media coverage on healthcare policy and reform, there is always one glaring omission: feedback from the people in the trenches - the doctors and other healthcare professionals who actually provide care to the patients. This book is written from a doctor's perspective, by Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S. He didn't want to write this book but felt he had to because of the incredible problems he sees every day in getting the patient the care they need; and, as an expert, his treatment plans are constantly second-guessed and obstructed by the system which has a near-zero understanding of the problem that the patient faces. It became unbearable for Dr. Badia to continue to practice without calling out what is happening, every day, as the norm, and not the exception anymore. Dr. Badia has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon for three decades and is the founder of OrthoNOW® clinics in South Florida. He has been in the trenches with our broken healthcare system since 1989. Medicine, once a noble calling, as evidenced by The Hippocratic Oath (Do No Harm), has transformed into an oppressive burdensome system for both doctors and patients. Non-Medical Experts hired by the Insurance Companies with zero medical training, and without any degrees or knowledge (in most cases) are calling the shots and continue to interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, delay and prevent the delivery of care, and present an obstacle to innovations that would improve patient outcomes and reduce overall healthcare costs. This is a life and death matter and people are dying because of this flawed ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 513 Pages (2,084 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Stories Untold: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by Leslie Wolfe (Italics Publishing) 4.7 Stars (401 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

He's a decorated war veteran and he wants to die. She's a prominent psychologist and she won't give up on him. Neither knows how to lose. When a suicidal client seeks her help, Dr. Angela Blackwell cannot turn him away, despite the fact that he isn't seeking the kind of help she normally provides her clients. The man, who won't fully identify himself, wants the distinguished psychologist to stand witness after his planned death in six months' time, ensuring his wife will not be charged as an accessory or be hindered from collecting the death benefit he carefully provisioned for her. He calls himself DJ and won't willingly share anything about his past. As Dr. Blackwell is struggling to reconstruct her own life after the loss of her husband, she recognizes his unusual request as a subconscious cry for help and embarks on a relentless effort to guide the reluctant stranger in uncovering the trauma that has permanently altered the course of his existence. Playing a deck of cards stacked high against her and rushing against time, she has no other option but to intervene, searching for the truth herself, refusing to give up. A suspenseful thriller and an astonishing, vibrant story of human strength and frailty, of love lost and love found, Stories Untold will captivate as few stories ever do, with unexpected twists and turns, leaving a lasting memory ingrained into the essence of the reader's being. BOOKS BY LESLIE WOLFE All the books are standalone, regardless of series; think Costco, not IKEA. This is a ride you won't want to miss! Baxter and Holt Series -- Las Vegas Girl -- Casino Girl -- Las Vegas Crime Tess Winnett Series -- Dawn Girl -- The Watson Girl -- Glimpse of Death -- Taker of Lives Self-Standing Novels -- Stories Untold Alex Hoffmann Series -- Executive -- Devil's Move -- The Backup Asset -- The Ghost Pattern -- Operation Sunset

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home [f] [x]
Length: 311 Pages (3,219 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

OPTIONS TRADING. This Book Includes BEGINNER’S GUIDE AND CRASH COURSE: Effective Strategies and Techniques for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced ... by Mark Kratter 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Are you a newbie to the world of options trading? If yes, this book is the only thing you will need! Allow this book to help you make a steady part-time income from options trading month after month! We know how many retail stock traders in the stock market keep away from trading in stock derivatives like options, assuming they are too complicated or risky to indulge in. The majority of those who venture out into this terrain usually end in massive losses over the long-term and give up eventually. That's because they don't know the safe metods one needs to use in this field. Are you someone who has shied away from options trading in the past? Do you believe it's beyond your comprehension? You don't need to worry anymore because this book got you covered! This book is intended for every individual who wishes to venture out into options trading to earn a stable part-time income with less risk: Here's a quick peek of what you'll learn from this book: The Trader Mindset Basic Trading with Covered Calls Stepping Up in Trading with Calls Buying and Selling Puts Strategies for New Traders: Long vs. Short Tools and Rules of Options Trading 5 Reasons Why Traders Lose Money And so much more!! If you're searching for a place to begin learning about options trading and how to earn off it, this book is the best place to start! Get your copy today!

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 344 Pages (2,821 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Real Estate Investing: 2 books in 1 - Flipping Houses + Rental Property Investing. A Guide How to Create Wealth and Passive Income through Buy, ... by Gary Brandon Scott 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Is real estate the way you believe you can make money and a comfortable life? Are you interested in both flipping house and renting? This book bundle is perfect to get you started! The housing market is one of the few constants when it comes to making money and many people have become wealthy off the back of flipping houses or buying to rent. Now you can do the same, right from scratch, with this amazing book bundle that includes 2 stunning books; Flipping Houses and Rental Property Investing, where you will uncover the secrets of success in chapters that cover: • The different ways to buy property • The risks involved • Finding the right houses to flip • The law surrounding house flipping • Starting small to reduce the risks • Getting the right advice • Marketing and advertising • Why vacation rentals are so lucrative • The benefits for you • And much more... Also providing you with a summary of the risks that are involved, as well as sound investment advice, this book bundle is ideal for anyone who is about to start investing, or for anyone who is unsure about which of these methods would suit them best. Whichever one you choose, you can't go wrong with two books that provide an in-depth appraisal of market conditions, common mistakes and ultimately the path to success. Get your copy and make sure that your investment is the right one!?

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (584 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Symposium on Divine Comedy by L. A. Braun Price verified 18 hours ago

Dante's dynamic prophecy called the 'Enigma Forte' is predicted to be revealed in the Last Days. That riddle's answer will profoundly alter the course of world events. Had there been rebus picture word puzzles in the artwork related to Dante's 'Divine Comedy'? Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the literary epic poem of 'Divine Comedy.' Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history's most eminent artists, this symposium book first highlights the fine points of the fundamental story and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers' Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through the epic saga 'Divine Comedy'--the legendary early 1300's tale of Dante's adventures into the unseen dimensions. First, Dante had endured a psychedelic subterranean journey into the morass of the formidable Underworld. After that, he had taken an event-packed trek up a mountain that led to the Empyrean Rose. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose -- and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn't what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the 'Divine Comedy.'

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 391 Pages (6,427 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Clean Eating: 151 Healthy and Delicious Recipes For Eating Clean (Clean Eating Cookbook with Delicious and Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack ... by Susan Hollister (Geneva World Publishing) 4.2 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Delicious recipes to infuse your life with greater health and energy. Whether you want (1) easy to make and delicious clean eating recipes, (2) greater alertness and energy, or (3) just to feel more alive and vibrant, then this is the book you need. Eat foods that can banish excess weight and boost your health. Included is a wide variety of health-boosting recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. Discover vegetarian dishes that will tickle your taste buds and have you looking forward to making - and eating - your own meals. Explore a host of vegetarian recipes, employing the freshest, "cleanest" ingredients that will leave your mouth watering just to read them! All of these dishes include minimally processed foods you'll enjoy eating and can feel proud about serving to others. Eat healthy and love it! Discover how to identify and avoid foods that are laced with toxic additives or have been so processed that their nutrients have been destroyed. Find out which processed foods are actually okay to eat and understand why. Learn what to look for in ingredient lists and on nutritional labels; learn how to take your cues from these guidelines so you don't keep on ingesting toxins. Discover how to be smart about what you put into your body. Explore a world of delicious clean foods. Feel healthier by making minor adjustments to the foods you purchase and the ways you prepare them. Discover which nutrients are damaged by too much heat and learn ways to preserve those useful vitamins and minerals as you cook different meats and vegetables. At the same time, learn how heat and other chemical processes can be used to actually remove toxic chemicals from your foods, either by changing their chemical makeup or by vaporizing them through steam. What Will You Learn About Clean Eating? • Delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, salads, deserts and more! • How easy it is to prepare healthy meals. • How to replace processed foods with healthy clean ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 423 Pages (13,690 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Jeff Edwards Military Thriller 3-Book Box Set (USS Towers Series): Sea of Shadows; The Seventh Angel; Sword of Shiva by Jeff Edwards (Braveship Books) 4.6 Stars (56 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

This box set of award-winning naval warfare thrillers from Jeff Edwards includes all three books of the USS Towers series: Sea of Shadows, The Seventh Angel, and Sword of Shiva. These novels have accumulated more than 700 Five-Star reviews and are boxed together for the first time! Praise for the books in this set: "Jeff Edwards has created a superb thriller that grips the reader from beginning to end. Brilliantly executed." -- CLIVE CUSSLER, International bestselling author of 'RAISE THE TITANIC' and 'THE ROMANOV RANSOM' "Unfamiliar and exciting territory -- a magnificent yarn! Guaranteed to keep you turning pages well into the night." -- GREG BEAR, New York Times bestselling author of 'KILLING TITAN' and 'DARWIN'S RADIO' "Jeff Edwards spins a stunning and irresistibly-believable tale of savage modern naval combat." -- JOE BUFF, Bestselling author of 'SEAS OF CRISIS' and 'CRUSH DEPTH' THE BOOKS: Sea of Shadows (Book #1) 562 Reviews, Average 4.5 Stars The only way to survive is to change the rules. A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a Biological Warfare attack on the British Embassy in Washington, DC, and a secret arms deal combine to drive a trusted NATO Ally into an illegal alliance with a rogue Middle Eastern state. With the world hovering on the brink of war, a handful of U.S. Navy warships must track down and destroy a wolfpack of state-of-the-art submarines. The adversary is skilled in deception and incredibly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-thought, the U.S. Navy crews must throw the rulebook out the window, to become every bit as devious and deadly as their enemy. The Seventh Angel (Book #2) 275 Reviews, Average 4.4 Stars The world has forgotten the true nature of terror. It's about to be reminded. A military revolt in southeastern Russia puts a former hard-line Soviet leader in command of a ballistic missile submarine and its arsenal of nuclear weapons. His goal: re-ignite the communist revolution and ...

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 909 Pages (7,021 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 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 [f] [x]
Length: 952 Pages (2,494 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 7th, 2020

Boxing Legends & Champions by Lea Worrall 4.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Boxing Legends & Champions is a compilation of articles taken from 'The Boxing History Blog' and 'Eat Sleep Boxing Repeat'. The book starts with Floyd Patterson's intriguing heavyweight title defence against Pete Rademacher, who was making his professional debut and carries on through the years to the modern era. This book includes great fighters such as Muhammad Ali, Azumah Nelson, Jeff Fenech, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and the late Pernell Whitaker, who was tragically killed in July 2019. It also chronicles the epic duels between Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, 'Sugar' Ray Leonard and Thomas 'Hit Man' Hearns, plus many, many more.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 464 Pages (25,951 KB)
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Slow Cooker Recipes - Mega Bite - 503 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes: The Biggest Collection of the Best Recipes - Dinner Recipes – Stew Recipes – ... by Bittencourt Press 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Is it slow cooker recipes that you are looking for? Well, this book has enough to last you a lifetime! This is the biggest collection of delicious, slow cooker recipes you will ever find! Over 500 recipes inside! Take a look at some of what is inside... Slow Cooked Beef Tacos Beef Biryani Slow Cooked Meatloaf Ground Sirloin Lamb Shanks Lamb Pie Lamb Indian Style Lamb Stew Lean Lamb Chops Slow Chicken Thighs German Sausage Artichoke Chicken Thai Chicken Apricot Chicken Soup Asian Chicken Chili Vegetable Chicken Stew Mexican Chicken Moroccan Chicken Lemon Chicken Chicken with Mushrooms Kalamata Chicken Chicken Rolls with Pignoli Turkey Drums Chicken Mole Jamaican Turkey Tropical Turkey Turkey Cranberry Turkey Stuffed Peppers Taco Turkey Sweet Potato and Split Pea Soup Sweet Potato Apple Soup Pepper Pineapple Chili Slow Cooked Minestrone Green Curried Chickpea Caribbean Black Bean Soup Stuffed Squash Liver Root Stew 3-Pepper and Bean Chili White Italian Bean Soup Piquant Stew Tomato Salmon Patties Lemon Garlic Tilapia and Roasted Shiitakes Dilled Salmon Vegetable Broth Pork Stock Beef Bone Broth Fennel-Garlic Chicken Stock Moroccan-spiced Butternut Squash Tomato Pot Roast Sirloin Tip Chili Beef Stew and Orange Corned Beef with Cabbage Sloppy Joes Vegetable Beef and Barley Beef and Butternut Squash Slow-cooker Spaghetti Squash Slow Slaw Garlic-Herb Mushrooms Spicy Garlic Lentil Stew Zucchini Soup Coconut Vegetables Bacon Greens Green Beans Chicken Kale Soup Lemon-Ginger Beets Chicken Marsala Coconut Chicken Turkey Dill Chicken Casserole 5 Spice Chicken Chicken in Spicy Sauce Lemon Chicken Chicken with Sausage Ginger Chicken Stuffed Peppers Chicken Meatballs Spicy Pork Chops Mexican Pork Roast Coconut Pork Pork Enchilada casserole Habanero Pork Coconut Lemongrass Pork Sausage Egg Pork Ribs Jalapeno Beef Spicy Shredded Beef Roast Beef Beef Chili Tomatillo Beef Spicy Beef Stew Garlic Beef Ginger Beef Sauerbraten Slow-cooked Tri-Tip with Mushrooms Cabbage ...

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 910 Pages (5,821 KB)
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Instant Keto: Savoury & Salutary Seafood Recipes with the Instant Pot (Instant Pot Ketogenic Recipes Book 3) by David Maxwell 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

The ketogenic diet forces your body into a state of "Ketosis", pushing it to use fat as the primary source of energy. With this book, following the ketogenic diet is easier then ever, assuming you own an instant pot. So, what are you waiting for? Force your body into ketosis and burn fat even while you sleep! Instant Keto: Savoury & Salutary Seafood Recipes with the Instant Pot offers: • 110 Easy Ketogenic Seafood Recipes that are ready in 60 min or less and require minimal ingredients • Bonus: 140 Ketogenic Chicken, Turkey, and Duck Recipes with the Instant Pot • Bonus: 100 Easy, Authentic Ketogenic Breakfast Recipes with the Instant Pot • Tried and Tested Guidance from experienced nutritionists and Instant Pot professionals alike • Basic information for beginners to help them get started with the Ketogenic diet and the Instant Pot

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 348 Pages (2,216 KB)
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Pandora's Box Classics) 4.5 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 19 hours ago

"Sense and Sensibility" is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, who have contrasting temperaments. On the surface Elinor, the older sister represents sense or reason while Marianne represents sensibility or emotion, however upon closer examination we find that they both exhibit varying aspects of each characteristic. A classic coming of age story "Sense and Sensibility" was Jane Austen's first published novel.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 437 Pages (785 KB)
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THE VIXEN by Cule Hinder 4.7 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

An intriguing black comedy about dangerous liaisons in the English countryside around the turn of the millennium. The fictional location is a sleepy Northumbrian village where some of the locals have their own saucy secrets and others have ones of a more criminal nature. These are all hung out to dry when a newcomer with a past, John Jarvis, arrives in town. He has revenge on his mind for past wrongs and he has his eye on his brutish neighbour's girlfriend, Elly. Elly reciprocates John's feelings but her boyfriend and his boorish friend Roger do not like it one bit. In no time at all the villagers are up in arms as they perceive a threat to their comfortable little lives. The local police chief has his own dark secret where John is concerned and it can only be solved by murder. He galvanises the local vigilantes to do his dirty work for him but they have seriously underestimated his powers of survival. Their attacks are rebuffed and the retribution visited upon the unholy alliance of the forces of evil and those of law and order is swift and merciless. Through all the resulting chaos stalks The Vixen, the catalyst and the symbol of John Jarvis's revenge. She steals through the darkest recesses of the plot and scuppers the best laid plans of the plotters.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 339 Pages (3,212 KB)
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The Falls of Erith (Noble Line of de Nerra Book 3) by Kathryn Le Veque (Dragonblade Publishing, Inc.) 4.4 Stars (109 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

1305 A.D. - Being descended from great, though disgraced family, can be a greater curse than most. As a direct descendent of Simon de Montfort, Lady Gray de Montfort Serroux has lived her life with the axe of shame hanging over her head. Because of this, her marriage matches were limited and she wed a dishonorable man who widowed her when he was murdered in a gambling game. Left with a young daughter to support, Gray and her daughter and her mother have been living in poverty. But now her daughter is approaching marriageable age and Gray's conniving, haughty mother plots to marry the girl to the first wealthy man who offers for her hand. Meanwhile, an army of mercenaries seeks shelter at Gray's crumbling castle. Their leader, Sir Braxton de Nerra, is a knight bannerette. Not sworn to a single liege, he travels with his mercenaries and has accumulated a good deal of wealth fighting other people's battles. Taken with the beautiful Lady Gray even as the lady's mother tries to force the granddaughter upon him, Braxton finds himself drawn into the desperate life they lead at the Castle Erith. As Braxton and Gray fall in love, Gray's mother, the evil Constance, continues to wreak havoc, now aimed at the man who so desperately loves her daughter. Join Braxton as he fights for his new home, his new family, and is finally forced into the ultimate act of self-sacrifice to save those he loves.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 344 Pages (2,826 KB)
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The Vigorous Virtues: Daily Success Principles From Diverse American Founders by Joseph Holland 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 hours ago

The Vigorous Virtues Daily Success Principles From Diverse American FoundersThis Kindle devotional is a re-imagining of the history of America, featuring powerful, often-overlooked men and women of varied races, backgrounds, and creeds who have made lasting contributions to America's founding principles. The Vigorous Virtues are exemplified by the diverse historical voices of unsung heroes and legends of the American story. Illustrative stories of historical figures -- Asian, Black, Native American, Hispanic and White -- who create a collage of uplifting voices beyond the traditional echoes of the Founding Founders. Monthly themes that target specific virtues Have at your fingertips a 1 year resource that targets and helps build specific, thematic virtues like: Compassion, Perseverance, Teamwork, Integrity, Self-discipline, Civility, Courage, Optimism, Purposefulness, Industriousness, Self Reliance and Faith. Social Impact The stories of these American trailblazers will inspire readers to cultivate their own inward virtues, fostering character development and personal progress, which can lead to community improvement and societal change. Success Principles Each devotional selection imparts principles of success for the monthly theme, incorporating practical points for daily application.About The AuthorJoseph Holland (josephholland.com) is an author, attorney, speaker entrepreneur, and ordained minister with outreach ministries to the homeless and other needy people.Mr. Holland has also served as a government official in legislative and executive capacities. Holland's writings include an inspirational self-help book "The Touchstone Tools: Building Your Way To An Inspired Life" (touchtonetools.com); his spiritual memoir - "From Harlem With Love: An Ivy Leaguer's Inner-City Odyssey"; his first stage play - "Cast Me Down", which enjoyed a Off-Broadway run; and his second stage play, "Homegrown," which experienced two extended runs at Harlem's landmark - The National ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 614 Pages (5,829 KB)
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Instant Keto: Mouth-Watering Meat Recipes with the Instant Pot (Instant Pot Ketogenic Recipes Book 4) by David Maxwell 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

The ketogenic diet forces your body into a state of "Ketosis", pushing it to use fat as the primary source of energy. With this book, following the ketogenic diet is easier then ever, assuming you own an instant pot. So, what are you waiting for? Force your body into ketosis and burn fat even while you sleep! Instant Keto: Mouth-Watering Meat Recipes with the Instant Pot offers: • 200 Ketogenic Red Meat Recipes Including Beef, Pork, and Lamb Recipes • 110 Ketogenic Seafood Recipes • 140 Ketogenic Poultry recipes including Chicken, Turkey, and Duck Recipes • Bonus: 100 Easy, Authentic Ketogenic Breakfast Recipes • Most of the recipes in this book take less than 60 minutes to prepare and require minimal ingredients • Tried and Tested Guidance from experienced nutritionists and Instant Pot professionals alike • Basic information for beginners to help them get started with the Ketogenic diet and the Instant Pot

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 540 Pages (2,941 KB)
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The Avenging Diva Goddess by L. A. Braun Price verified 23 hours ago

¡No Bull!, there was a mega ton of linked astral symbolism exploding within the colorful mystery religions. Coincidence? The star diva goddess of Hinduism's great feat was to stab a demon bull. Similarly, the caped superhero of the ancient Roman cult Mithraism had been sticking a knife in a bull to save our cosmos from utter destruction. This picture-based book examines a shared symbolism connection in Art between the Diva Goddess Durgà of Hinduism and the secret Roman pagan cult of Mithraism. The observable bridge of Art between the two had been a parallel astral prophecy involving a ritual sacrifice of the red Bull of Taurus by a stabbing. It is a stunning comparative analysis of two of the great mystery religions.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 383 Pages (6,741 KB)
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Added: Jul 6th, 2020

Healthy Weightloss: Over 100 Quick & Easy Gluten Free Low Cholesterol Whole Foods Recipes full of Antioxidants & Phytochemicals (Natural Weight Loss ... by Don Orwell (Superfoods Today) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

How Can You Go Wrong With Superfoods-Only Diet? FACT:Way too many of us live in a state of poor health, lethargy and moderate obesity. We live with headaches, back pain, inflammation, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, skin problems, insomnia and cancer - they're all the byproducts of modern western diet, based on processed food. Superfoods are foods and the medicine and they can help with all these symptoms!! Healthy Weightloss contains over 100 Superfoods recipes created with 100% Superfoods ingredients. This 230+ pages long book contains recipes for: ? Appetizers ? Soups ? Condiments ? Breakfast ? Grilled meats ? Side dishes ? Crockpot recipes ? Casseroles ? Stews ? Stir fries Most of the meals can be prepared in just 10 minutes. Each recipe combines Superfoods ingredients that deliver astonishing amounts of antioxidants, essential fatty acids (like omega-3), minerals, vitamins, and more. "Our Food Should Be Our Medicine And Our Medicine Should Be Our Food." - Hippocrates 460 - 370 BC The best thing about Superfoods Diet is that it will keep your appetite and cravings under control and it will balance your hormones. It's nearly impossible to lose fat if your hormones are out of balance. Superfoods Diet works because it's return to the type of food your body naturally craves and was designed for. Whole foods Superfoods is the food humans consumed for literally millions of years. Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that are widely available and which offer tremendous dietary and healing potential. Superfoods diet forbids processed foods, hybridized foods, gluten foods and high glycemic foods. There is nothing super in any of the processed foods or today's hybridized wheat, corn, soy or potatoes. Processed food is the main reason why people suffer from inflammations and why their hormones are out of balance.Superfoods Diet is the only diet that doesn't restrict any major type of food. If features: ? Healthy Fats: ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 302 Pages (5,363 KB)
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When Winter Comes to Main Street by Grant M. Overton (Good Press) Price verified one minute ago

"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant M. Overton. 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: History [f] [x]
Length: 301 Pages (2,158 KB)
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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (Pandora's Box Classics) 4.1 Stars (980 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray -- he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants -- Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together, and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years. With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote generally has been recognized as the first modern novel. The book has had enormous influence on a host of writers, from Fielding and Sterne to Flaubert, Dickens, Melville, and Faulkner, who reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible." Only Shakespeare comes close to Cervantes' genius. -- Harold Bloom The highest creation of genius has been achieved by Shakespeare and Cervantes, almost alone. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge What a monument is this book! How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age! -- Thomas Mann 'Don Quixote' looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through his sheer vitality... The parody has become a paragon. -- Vladimir Nabokov A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with... The final and greatest utterance of the human mind. -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky Cervantes is the founder of the Modern Era. The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes. 'Don Quixote' is practically unthinkable as a living being, and yet, in our memory, what character is more alive? -- Milan Kundera

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 402 Pages (1,573 KB)
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The Complete Library Of Cooking (ESSENTIALS OF COOKING CEREALS BREAD HOT BREADS Book 1) by NISHANT BAXI (Scribl) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Master the science of cooking with The Complete Library Of Cooking! Learn to prepare meals like the pro's in the comfort of your own kitchen with this outstanding 5 volume set. Whether you are a novice just learning how to cook, an experienced cook or maybe you are thinking about a career in culinary arts, this collection is perfect for you. for reading.

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 466 Pages (407 KB)
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The BIG BOOK of Slow Cooker Meat (Crock Pot Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Beef Recipes 1) by Martha Williams 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

This book contains a total of 260 Slow Cooker Chicken and Beef Recipes... All slow cooker recipes have one thing on their side: TIME!! Normally cooked foods cannot compare to slow cooked foods when it comes to flavor and texture. I want to dedicate a whole book to Slow Cooker Chicken & Beef Recipes simply because I personally find chicken and beef slow cooker recipes to be the most delicious of all slow cooker recipes. Pretty much every chicken and beef recipe you can think of can be cooked using the slow cooker, and this book is the written proof of this fact. After trying out these recipes, you will not want to go back to conventional recipes, EVER!! At the start of this book, a few basic tips about using the Crock pot are provided. Following these will make sure you get optimum results with each recipe. Good luck!! I hope you NEVER run out of new slow cooker meat recipes in your life!!!

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 303 Pages (1,625 KB)
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How GOD Leads & Guides!: 20 Ways God Speaks by Michael Yeager 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Doc Yeager shares 20 amazing ways that the Lord Leads & Guides his people. Each chapter is filled with powerful truths, practical directions, and Docs own personal amazing experiences. Your heart will be filled with tremendous faith, clear understanding, & wonderful hope as Doc takes you step by step into this holy place of learning how to hear and follow the voice of your Shepherd.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 303 Pages (831 KB)
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Charlie Had His Chance (Charlie Tiptree Book 1) by Ellis Major 4.5 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Charlie Tiptree is young, wealthy and jealous of his creature comforts. So why on Earth does he take in Lance Savage, someone he last saw at school twelve years ago and now a distinctly unstable ex-soldier? Is Charlie's altruism going to prove a blessing or a curse? One thing soon becomes apparent; Lance is a catalyst for sudden and dramatic change in Charlie's idle existence. When Lance's skills prove useful in helping a friend of Charlie's evade justice the pair are asked to 'keep an eye on' the very poor, very beautiful but very unsympathetic Rowena Hepple. Is Charlie actually going to help, or end up making an enemy for life? An unsavoury disaster beckons. Even whilst embroiled in other dramas, is it possible that Charlie could ever stop kicking himself for his own idiocy, or being scared of Rowena? And, even more unlikely, could Rowena ever stop despising him - and, if so, how could this ever happen? And where does Lance, and everyone else for that matter, fit in? Now here's the challenge for anyone who's read this far. Charlie Had His Chance doesn't sit readily in any category. It's part buddy movie, it's part adventure and it's part romance. Aspects of the book are even funny in a dark kind of way. If you have a taste for the absurd and amoral, leavened with a little drama and sorrow, read it. If you're looking for a specific genre then best not take up the challenge. Ellis Major would much prefer you have some idea of what you're getting into and relish it rather than ending up disappointed. About the Author Ellis Major has written many books but this is the first to see the light of day. Ellis lives in London, is happily married and has always delighted in the faintly surreal and absurd - and hopes that others might learn to as well.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 461 Pages (1,004 KB)
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250+ Insanely Delicious Side Dishes: Starters, Salads, & Soups (Cooking 101 Book 1) by Anna Morgan 2.9 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

When the time comes to plan your next menu, don't let the side dishes fall to the wayside!

Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine [f] [x]
Length: 386 Pages (3,150 KB)
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Family Bonds- Hunter and Kayla (Amore Island Book 1) by Natalie Ann 4.5 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Hunter Bond always knew he'd take over Bond Retreat on Amore Island, the island established by his ancestors. He was the only son of an only son for generations, so it was expected he'd be the next in line. Was he tired of being reminded about the island's legacy? Sure. Was he determined to do things his own way? Of course. Was he going to do his part to not tarnish the family reputation? Probably not. Kayla Rivers always said she had multiple clouds over her head. Gray ones. Ominous ones. Very often black ones. When she saw an ad for a job on Amore Island -- a place where people supposedly found love at first sight -- she should have run in the other direction since she'd never been loved a day in her life. Instead she ran forward hoping and praying for once in her life she'd find happiness rather than disappointment. Amore Island Hunter Bond and Kayla Rivers Drew Bond and Amanda Moore Mac Bond and Sidney Hollister Paradise Place Cupid's Quest- Josh Turner and Ruby Gentile Change Up- Harris Walker and Kaelyn Butler Starting Over- Philip Aire and Blair McKay Eternal- Nathan Randal and Brina Shepard Fierce Family Sam- Sam Fierce and Dani Rhodes Bryce- Bryce Fierce and Payton Davies Drake- Drake Fierce and Kara Winslow Wyatt- Wyatt Fierce and Adriana Lopez First Fierce Series Brody- Brody Fierce and Aimee Reed Aiden- Aiden Fierce and Nic Moretti Mason- Mason Fierce and Jessica Corning Cade- Cade Fierce and Alex Marshall Ella- Ella Fierce and Travis McKinley Love Collection Vin Steele and Piper Fielding - Secret Love Jared Hawk and Shelby McDonald- True Love Erik McMann and Sheldon Case- Finding Love Connor Landers and Melissa Mahoney- Beach Love Ian Price and Cam Mason - Intense Love Liam Sullivan and Ali Rogers - Autumn Love Owen Taylor and Jill Duncan- Holiday Love Chase Martin and Noelle Bennett- Christmas Love Zeke Collins and Kendall Hendricks- Winter Love Troy Walker and Meena Dawson- Chasing Love Jace Stratton and Lauren Town - First Love Gabe ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (3,039 KB)
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Stock Market Investing: 4 Books in 1 – Options Trading for Beginners, Stock Market Investing for Beginners, Dividend Investing, Swing Trading – ... by Patrick Neilson 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

Do you want to invest in the stock market but do not know where to start? Do you lack understanding of investment terminology? Do you want to learn the basics and information necessary to create your own personal wealth? If you do not know to invest but want to, then keep reading. Here's the deal: These books are the complete guide for beginners that will take you from not knowing anything about the stock market to making your first trades on the stock exchange. You will learn how to go from simulation of your first investment to trading on Wall Street. Not knowing stock market terminology will be a thing of the past as you master your understanding of stock market investing. If you want to increase your monthly income and guarantee retirement income, this collection of books is for you! They will give you the opportunity to study safer market strategies, provide step-by-step guidance of the basics through to your first gains. And as an added feature, these books provide insight to the psychology of the trader, teaching you to have the right mindset to operate in the markets, acquiring the right skills, and minimizing risks. Inside these books you will discover: • Trading and Market Terminology and Fundamentals • How to Manage and Control Risks • Trading strategies for stock investing plus option, day and swing trading • Short- and Long-Term Investment Strategies • Trends, tools and platforms • Evaluate investments and balance risk and reward • Tips for success, including the successful investor mindset! • How to open a brokerage account, set up your portfolio and start buying stocks • How to create passive income for a steady stream of continuing income • The 50 best companies to invest in • And much more! Only 1% of the population has amassed extraordinary wealth. The difference between that 1% and the other 99% is that the 1% took action. They acquired knowledge by studying and learned how to invest. ...

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 511 Pages (7,634 KB)
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Veil of Sighs (The Peacock Court Book 1) by E. S. Obern 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

Quiet and shy, Luken was never meant for the competitive world of Palace courtesans, but his beauty and bloodline make any other fate impossible. In an empire divided by rigid gender roles, women compete for glory and gain while men fight for the attention - and lavish monetary rewards - of the highest-ranking Ladies. Eager to win the approval of his aloof parents and find his place in the Empire, Luken allows himself to be thrust into the gilded world of the Peacock Court. His ambitious mentor inducts Luken into the mysteries of the courtesan, and his status rises quickly, winning the interest of a powerful woman: the niece of the Empress herself. But among all the Ladies of the Court, it's Jes, a mere servant, who earns Luken's friendship and ultimately, love. Separated by the demands of the Court for years, Jes reappears in the midst of Luken's greatest romantic conquest and ignites a deep passion between them - just when Luken has the most to lose. In a way he never could have expected, the secret affair they carry on spirals into crippling loss and a shattering violation that forces Luken to confront his position in an empire where beauty is a man's only capital, and his greatest vulnerability.

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 342 Pages (488 KB)
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The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty: 10th Anniversary ed. Edition by Peter Singer 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves. 'A persuasive and inspiring work that will change the way you think about philanthrophy... and shows us we can make a profound difference in the lives of the world's poorest.' - Bill & Melinda Gates 'Mr. Singer is far from the world's only serious thinker on poverty, but with The Life You Can Save he becomes, instantly, its most readable and lapel-grabbing one.' - The New York Times Mr Singer is a compelling moral voice seeking far more compassion for those who have the least.' - The Wall Street Journal Scroll up and grab a copy of The Life You Can Save Today.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 301 Pages (2,271 KB)
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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.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 310 Pages (888 KB)
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Service-Oriented Architecture: Principles and Applications by Philip Wik (A Blue Kitten Book) 4.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

The purpose of this book is to share my understanding of service-oriented architecture. SOA is an architectural pattern in software in which application components provide services to other components. This book has three parts. The first part explains fundamental SOA principles. The second part shows how we can synergize SOA with clouds, business intelligence, mobility, Big Data, and other applications. Finally, I discuss the future of SOA. I wrote this book primarily to satisfy my curiosity about emerging technologies and established architectural principles and, more broadly, marketplace success or failure. I've spent my working life as a consultant where I have seen at the grassroots level the best and the worst of more than a dozen brand-name corporations. I've worked for JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, American Express, Honeywell, Boeing, Intel, and other leading companies as an architect, analyst, integrator, and as a developer with forty years of information technologies experience. My experience and analysis arrive at the same conclusion. Executives who play it safe by holding on to legacy practices and systems put their company in peril. Conservative that's-the-way-we've-always-done-things impulses erode branding and surrenders market share to the competition. There's a better way and SOA shows us the way. Much of this book consists of my peer-reviewed white papers. It has been my privilege to encounter some of the world's greatest architects on topics I've raised. I'm grateful for their help in helping me to develop thought leadership that puts me ahead of the curve in such areas as federated SOA, the ethics of big data, and catalysts to changes of corporate culture. Educated on three continents, I've a strong multinational orientation and have led several offshore teams. I'm a signatory to both the Agile Manifesto and the SOA Manifesto. I've published three business books How to Do Business With the People's Republic of China and How to Buy ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 346 Pages (12,351 KB)
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Added: Jul 5th, 2020

Four Week Diet Plans BOX SET 3 In 1: The Four Week Ketogenic Bliss + The Four Week Paleo Challenge + 28 Days of Delicious Dash: A 3 in 1 Guide to ... by David Maxwell Price verified 18 hours ago

The Ultimate Box Set of 3 Best Sellers at an Unbelievable Price! Book 1: The Four Week Ketogenic Bliss Book 2: The Four Week Paleo Challenge Book 3: 28 Days of Delicious Dash

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 460 Pages (1,907 KB)
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Twelve Weeks of KETO, DASH, PALEO (Ketogenic Diet, Paleo Diet, DASH Diet) (Diet Books Book 1) by David Maxwell 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

A 3-in-1 Collection of the world's Three Healthiest Diet Plans!! This book provides Three diet plans- Keto, Paleo, and DASH. Each diet plan is 4 weeks long and has a breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe for each day. In total, this book will provide you 84 Ketogenic recipes, 84 DASH recipes, and 84 Paleo recipes. Detailed introduction for each diet plan is provided in order to help you find the diet plan best suited for you. Good luck!! I hope you achieve your fitness goals with this book!!

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 458 Pages (2,676 KB)
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Outside the Limelight (Ballet Theatre Chronicles Book 2) by Terez Mertes Rose (Classical Girl Press) 4.5 Stars (119 Reviews)    Price verified one minute ago

Named a Best Book of 2017 by Kirkus Reviews Rising ballet star Dena Lindgren's dream career is knocked off its axis when a puzzling onstage fall results in a crushing diagnosis: a brain tumor. Complications from the extraction surgery kick off a long and difficult recovery, prompting the company's artistic director, Anders Gunst, to shift his attention to an overshadowed company dancer -- Dena's older sister, Rebecca, with whom Anders once shared a special relationship. Under the heady glow of Anders' attention, Rebecca thrives, even as her sister languishes. While Dena's strength returns, residual facial paralysis sidelines her indefinitely, amid a world that demands beauty and perfection. Rebecca soon faces a painful choice: play by the artistic director's rules and profit, or take shocking action to help her sister. Exposing the glamorous onstage world of professional ballet, as well as its shadowed wings and dark underbelly, OUTSIDE THE LIMELIGHT examines loyalty, beauty, artistic passion, and asks what might be worth losing in order to help the ones you love.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 400 Pages (3,352 KB)
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Memes: Epic Funny Hilarious Memes, The most beautiful collection of memes, jokes and incredible pictures of 2020 by William Miller 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

the most hilarious meme collection of 2020 ? here you will find all the funniest memes of both animals and people and much more, do you want to see all of them? what are you waiting for?? click here, and buy now !!! we will laugh :)

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 800 Pages (129,000 KB)
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The Ancestors Diet: Living and Cultured Foods to Extend Life, Prevent Disease and Lose Weight by Case Adams Naturopath (Logical Books) 3.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

The Ancestors Diet settles the debate regarding the foods the earliest humans ate and what our bodies were designed to eat with scientific rigor and practical wisdom, drawing from evidence from over two thousand studies and research papers. The evidence illustrates the diet humans were genetically and metabolically designed to eat also happens to be the healthiest, most delicious and colorful diet, along with being one of the least restrictive diets. The Ancestors Diet also happens to be the easiest way to lose weight and keep the weight off. Included in the book are the surprising answers to gluten sensitivity, dairy and other controversial food topics. And the Ancestors Diet is the diet scientifically proven to extend life and reduce the incidence of numerous conditions including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, dementia, digestive disorders, liver diseases and strokes, only to list a few. What else would we expect from the diet our bodies were biologically designed to eat?

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 474 Pages (2,571 KB)
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Didn't Get Frazzled: humorous medical fiction by David Z Hirsch 4.3 Stars (126 Reviews)    Price verified 14 hours ago

"... the best fictional portrayal of med school since ER." - BlueInk Review (starred) • International Book Award Bronze Medal Winner Readers' Favorite (Fiction - Humor/Comedy) • INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist (Humor) Medical student Seth Levine faces escalating stress and gallows humor as he struggles with the collapse of his romantic relationships and all preconceived notions of what it means to be a doctor. It doesn't take long before he realizes not getting frazzled is the least of his problems. Seth encounters a med student so arrogant he boasts that he'll eat any cadaver part he can't name, an instructor so dedicated she tests the student's ability to perform a gynecological exam on herself, and a woman so captivating that Seth will do whatever it takes to make her laugh, including regale her with a story about a diagnostic squabble over an erection. Didn't Get Frazzled captures with distressing accuracy the gauntlet idealistic medical students must face to secure an MD and, against the odds, come out of it a better human being. This comedy-drama is an exciting addition to the grand tradition of medical novels by Samuel Shem, Lisa Genova, and Noah Gordon. "Didn't Get Frazzled lets you live the medical school experience from a safe and sane distance. It's most highly recommended." - Readers' Favorite

Genre: Medical eBooks [f] [x]
Length: 389 Pages (837 KB)
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Red Zone: Five Bloody Years in Baghdad (Blood and Treasure Book 2) by Oliver Poole (Reportage Press) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital? As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this young Englishman's life - and also the life of his interpreter Ahmed, whose relations were among those slaughtered and who ultimately had to flee Iraq - with Oliver's help - in a vehicle filled with his possessions and family. Oliver travelled with British and US troops, witnessed first-hand the bloody impact of car bombs and had his own offices destroyed by a suicide bomber. Finally in November 2006, with his newspaper closing down his office, he joined the masses escaping Iraq through Baghdad airport. This is the story of that war, and that city, during that time.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 340 Pages (3,387 KB)
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JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back To Life by I. J. Weinstock (DreaMaster Books) 4.3 Stars (23 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

In his mind-blowing memoir about love, loss and life-after-death, I. J. Weinstock claims that his late wife healed his inconsolable grief by making love to him from the Afterlife! "JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back To Life" has won the annual eLit Award -- a silver medal for the Best Inspirational / Spiritual Digital Book of 2011. Joy and Jerry were soulmates, in fact, they were literally a "match-made-in heaven." And their love story is one for the ages. When Jerry lost Joy to breast cancer, he was devastated. Then a remarkable thing happened -- Joy began communicating with him from the Afterlife. She led him on an incredible journey to heal his grief. And ultimately, like the final scene in the movie, Ghost, Joy found someone -- a willing medium -- through whom she literally loved him back to life. "Most people will be shocked by our story. I can't blame them. I'd heard of life-after-death, but SEX-after-death? If I hadn't experienced it myself, I wouldn't have believed it either. But this is a true story. It happened to me." -- from the Introduction "JOYride: How My Late Wife Loved Me Back To Life" is as fantastic a love story as the hit movie, Ghost, except it's REAL! This is a very important book that holds the potential to change the way you view life, death, love and what is possible.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 332 Pages (4,590 KB)
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Nutrition & Fitness Nutrition: Nutrition: Understanding The Basics & Fitness Nutrition: The Ultimate Fitness Guide by Nicholas Bjorn Price verified 8 hours ago

GOOD NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT - THIS IS A FACT. BUT HOW DO YOU REALLY GET STARTED TO ACHIEVNG IT? PEOPLE SAY IT BEGINS WITH A BALANCED DIET, BUT HOW EXACTLY DO YOU ACHIEVE THAT BALANCE? If you are lost in the world of calories and kilojoules, this book is the perfect reference to help you! The contents of this book will help you focus on what's important while getting rid of all the unnecessary fluff about dieting and healthy living that are just bound to confuse you. I know what your next question is. How do you start making a dent in the goal of good nutrition so that you can start feeling great about yourself? This book has all the answers. Each chapter contains useful information on the things you need to know and need to do so that you can have a foolproof guide toward achieving not just you weight goals, but your overall health goals! Here is what this book has in store for you: • Nutrition defined and simplified • Dietary guidelines made easy to follow • Nutrition labels made understandable • Vitamins and minerals explained • Fat-burning foods enumerated • Peak health made achievable • Meal planning and recipes made doable Start reaping the benefits of eating healthy and living healthy! You can get started today. 2 BOOKS IN 1 DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT AND BUILD MUSCLE FAST, STARTING RIGHT NOW? THIS BOOK WILL LET YOU IN ON THE SECRET! Everyone knows how important it is to maintain a healthy physique. Often, achieving the ideal body requires you to lose weight and build lean muscle. But how do you do that? To become physically fit, you need to have the knowledge necessary to get you on your way and the motivation required to keep you going. Don't you wish that you can get your hands on an ultimate fitness guide so that you could start understanding your body's needs, lose weight, and stay motivated? Well, I've got good news for you. This book will teach you how your body works and what it needs to lose those ...

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 388 Pages (2,985 KB)
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The Cancer Chronicles: A Story of Transformation and Triumph by Alan Luber 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Alan Luber wrote a compilation of emails to his family and friends while battling cancer. It was his way of coping and taking control of his health situation. Ultimately, these emails made it to total strangers throughout the country, and possibly, the world. Cancer affects millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. This is one man's journey of how he deals with it. He talks about the challenges and struggles he faces, along with coming to terms with what is really important in life. The chronicles are full of love, inspiration, anger, comedy, and even some vulgarity. This is the REAL Alan Luber. These are his Cancer Chronicles.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 417 Pages (1,796 KB)
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A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson 3.9 Stars (53 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

PREFACE CHAPTER I: RUNNING THE HUMAN AUTOMOBILE CHAPTER II: WHY WE HAVE A STOMACH - WHAT KEEPS US ALIVE - THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM - THE JOURNEY DOWN THE FOOD TUBE CHAPTER III: THE FOOD-FUEL OF THE BODY-ENGINE - WHAT KIND OF FOOD SHOULD WE EAT? - THE THREE GREAT CLASSES OF FOOD-FUEL CHAPTER IV: THE COAL FOODS - PROTEINS, OR "MEATS" CHAPTER V: THE COAL FOODS (Continued) - STARCHES - SUGARS CHAPTER VI: THE COAL FOODS (Continued) -ANIMAL FATS - NUTS CHAPTER VII: KINDLING AND PAPER FOODS, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES CHAPTER VIII: COOKING CHAPTER IX: OUR DRINK - FILLING THE BOILER OF THE BODY-ENGINE - WHERE OUR DRINKING WATER COMES FROM - CAUSES AND DANGERS OF POLLUTED WATER - METHODS OF OBTAINING PURE WATER - HOME METHODS OF PURIFYING WATER CHAPTER X: BEVERAGES, ALCOHOL, AND TOBACCO CHAPTER XI: THE HEART-PUMP AND ITS PIPE-LINE SYSTEM - THE BLOOD VESSELS CHAPTER XII: THE CARE OF THE HEART-PUMP AND ITS PIPE-LINES CHAPTER XIII: HOW AND WHY WE BREATHE CHAPTER XIV: HOW TO KEEP THE LUNG-BELLOWS IN GOOD CONDITION - THE NEED OF PURE AIR - COLDS, CONSUMPTION, AND PNEUMONIA - HOW TO CONQUER CONSUMPTION - PNEUMONIA CHAPTER XV: THE SKIN - OUR WONDERFUL COAT - THE GLANDS IN THE SKIN - THE NAILS - THE BLOOD-MESH OF THE SKIN - THE NERVES IN THE SKIN CHAPTER XVI: HOW TO KEEP THE SKIN HEALTHY - CLOTHING - BATHS AND BATHING - CARE OF THE NAILS - DISEASES AND DISTURBANCES OF THE SKIN CHAPTER XVII: THE PLUMBING AND SEWERING OF THE BODY CHAPTER XVIII: THE MUSCLES CHAPTER XIX: THE STIFFENING RODS OF THE BODY-MACHINE CHAPTER XX: OUR TELEPHONE EXCHANGE AND ITS CABLES CHAPTER XXI: THE HYGIENE OF BONES, NERVES, AND MUSCLES - HOW TO GET AND KEEP A GOOD FIGURE - OUR FEET - SLEEP AND REST - DISORDERS OF MUSCLES AND BONES - TROUBLES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM CHAPTER XXII: EXERCISE AND GROWTH CHAPTER XXIII: THE LOOKOUT DEPARTMENT - THE NOSE - THE TONGUE - THE EYE - THE EAR - OUR SPIRIT-LEVELS CHAPTER XXIV: THE SPEECH ORGANS CHAPTER XXV: THE TEETH, THE IVORY KEEPERS OF THE GATE CHAPTER XXVI: INFECTIONS, AND HOW TO ...

Genre: Medical eBooks [f] [x]
Length: 303 Pages (676 KB)
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Biodiversity of Angola: Science & Conservation: A Modern Synthesis by Brian J. Huntley (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

This open access multi-authored book presents a 'state of the science' synthesis of knowledge on the biodiversity of Angola, based on sources in peer-reviewed journals, in books and where appropriate, unpublished official reports. The book identifies Angola as one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, but notes that its fauna, flora, habitats and the processes that drive the dynamics of its ecosystems are still very poorly researched and documented. This 'state of the science' synthesis is for the use of all students of Angola's biodiversity, and for those responsible for the planning, development and sustainable management of the country's living resources. The volume brings together the results of expeditions and research undertaken in Angola since the late eighteenth century, with emphasis on work conducted in the four decades since Angola's independence in 1975. The individual chapters have been written by leaders in their fields, and reviewed by peers familiar with the region.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 567 Pages (40,286 KB)
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Santo Domingo: A Country with a Future by Otto Schoenrich (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 15 hours ago

"Santo Domingo: A Country with a Future" by Otto Schoenrich. 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: History [f] [x]
Length: 369 Pages (2,005 KB)
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Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction by Charles H. McCarthy (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 21 hours ago

"Lincoln's Plan of Reconstruction" by Charles H. McCarthy. 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: History [f] [x]
Length: 446 Pages (2,313 KB)
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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 17 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.?

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 406 Pages (5,978 KB)
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Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13) by Johannes Glückler (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 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.

Genre: Business & Money [f] [x]
Length: 322 Pages (6,841 KB)
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Elements of Robotics by Mordechai Ben-Ari (Springer) 4.4 Stars (69 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This open access book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only mathematics known by high-school and first-year college students, such as calculus, matrices and probability. Concepts and algorithms are explained through detailed diagrams and calculations. Elements of Robotics presents an overview of different types of robots and the components used to build robots, but focuses on robotic algorithms: simple algorithms like odometry and feedback control, as well as algorithms for advanced topics like localization, mapping, image processing, machine learning and swarm robotics. These algorithms are demonstrated in simplified contexts that enable detailed computations to be performed and feasible activities to be posed. Students who study these simplified demonstrations will be well prepared for advanced study of robotics. The algorithms are presented at a relatively abstract level, not tied to any specific robot. Instead a generic robot is defined that uses elements common to most educational robots: differential drive with two motors, proximity sensors and some method of displaying output to the user. The theory is supplemented with over 100 activities, most of which can be successfully implemented using inexpensive educational robots. Activities that require more computation can be programmed on a computer. Archives are available with suggested implementations for the Thymio robot and standalone programs in Python.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 326 Pages (12,965 KB)
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The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia by S. J. Quinn (Good Press) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

"The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia" by S. J. Quinn. 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: History [f] [x]
Length: 493 Pages (5,374 KB)
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Italy, the Magic Land by Lilian Whiting (Good Press) 3.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting. 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: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 326 Pages (2,981 KB)
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I have diabetes; diabetes does not have me.: Accident survival guide; a unique story (I have diabetes; diabetes does not have me! Book 1) by Ian Tonge 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Diabetes can be a scary proposition for any new diagnosis; but it can also consume those who have not yet had the opportunity to manage their condition effectively or are experiencing any issues. I would ask a few questions of any potential reader of this narrative: ?Do you want to beat your diabetes and bring it under your control? ?Do you want to live the life that you want and not driven by worries, anxiety or depression countenanced by a lack of effective management? ?Do you really understand the condition you now have or are faced with? ?Do you realise what will happen with little or bad management practice? ?Do you really want it to take, or retain, control of you and be in command of you? The answers to all of these questions will be displayed in real life scenarios to ensure each one is delivered with evidence of actuality provided. Ian is a long serving practitioner in the art of managing his diabetic life; 62 years and counting. Ian would like to invite you in; to help you feel more contented, calm concerns and move forward more confidently! This is an inspirational story; designed to prove how it is possible to overcome almost everything in the way of you enjoying a great life in the simplest manner possible. 'I have diabetes; diabetes does not have me.' are Ian's memoirs of his battles with diabetes and management of such a chronic condition; to ensure he would be able to lead a fun-filled, exciting and successful life without attracting unwanted problems! This details how he did that; including his unprotected collision with a car travelling into him at over 80 mph. Littered with many amusing anecdotes; this is a truly unique story and is Ian's first memoir depicting his 'physical life' with his diabetic partner. But can he possibly recover his life to any reasonable form after such a devastating accident? These will be his next battles with more daunting issues to fend off!

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 342 Pages (2,597 KB)
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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 15 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 304 Pages (595 KB)
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Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India (Myth and Poetics) by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger (Cornell University Press) 3.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 10 hours ago

In Gender and Genre in the Folklore of Middle India, Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger analyzes six representative Indian folklore genres from a single regional repertoire to show the influence of their intertextual relations on the composition and interpretation of artistic performance. Placing special emphasis on women's rituals, she looks at the relationship between the framework and organization of indigenous genres and the reception of folklore performance. The regional repertoire under examination presents a strikingly female-centered world. Female performers and characters are active, articulate, and frequently challenge or defy expectations of gender. Men also confound traditional gender roles. Flueckiger includes the translations of two full performance texts of narratives sung by female and male storytellers respectively.

Genre: History [f] [x]
Length: 381 Pages (2,254 KB)
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Calling All Neighbours (Calling All... Book 4) by Tara Ford 4.7 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 22 hours ago

Tiffany Cuthbert has just moved into her dream home and to top it all, she bought the house with the love-of-her-life and long-term boyfriend, Joe Frey. So what could possibly go wrong? As the young couple settle into their new home, on the outskirts of town, they begin to meet the neighbours, one by one. Tiffany soon realises that things are not as they might have first appeared in Sycamore Close as she unwittingly gets drawn into strange situations with even stranger characters. Will Tiffany and Joe's new house be home-sweet-home or will it turn out to be the pressure point where everything falls apart?

Genre: Humor & Entertainment [f] [x]
Length: 339 Pages (1,381 KB)
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The Total Work of Art in European Modernism (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) by David Roberts (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library) Price verified 6 hours ago

In this groundbreaking book David Roberts sets out to demonstrate the centrality of the total work of art to European modernism since the French Revolution. The total work of art is usually understood as the intention to reunite the arts into the one integrated whole, but it is also tied from the beginning to the desire to recover and renew the public function of art. The synthesis of the arts in the service of social and cultural regeneration was a particularly German dream, which made Wagner and Nietzsche the other center of aesthetic modernism alongside Baudelaire and Mallarmé. The history and theory of the total work of art pose a whole series of questions not only to aesthetic modernism and its utopias but also to the whole epoch from the French Revolution to the totalitarian revolutions of the twentieth century. The total work of art indicates the need to revisit key assumptions of modernism, such as the foregrounding of the autonomy and separation of the arts at the expense of the countertendencies to the reunion of the arts, and cuts across the neat equation of avant-gardism with progress and deconstructs the familiar left-right divide between revolution and reaction, the modern and the antimodern. Situated at the interface between art, religion, and politics, the total work of art invites us to rethink the relationship between art and religion and art and politics in European modernism. In a major departure from the existing literature David Roberts argues for twin lineages of the total work, a French revolutionary and a German aesthetic, which interrelate across the whole epoch of European modernism, culminating in the aesthetic and political radicalism of the avant-garde movements in response to the crisis of autonomous art and the accelerating political crisis of European societies from the 1890s forward.

Genre: Arts & Photography [f] [x]
Length: 305 Pages (663 KB)
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Enhanced Living Environments: Algorithms, Architectures, Platforms, and Systems (Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI ... by Ivan Ganchev (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 21 hours ago

This open access book was prepared as a Final Publication of the COST Action IC1303 "Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE)". The concept of Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) refers to the area of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) that is more related with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Effective ELE solutions require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures, platforms, and systems, having in view the advance of science and technology in this area and the development of new and innovative solutions that can provide improvements in the quality of life for people in their homes and can reduce the financial burden on the budgets of the healthcare providers. The aim of this book is to become a state-of-the-art reference, discussing progress made, as well as prompting future directions on theories, practices, standards, and strategies related to the ELE area. The book contains 12 chapters and can serve as a valuable reference for undergraduate students, post-graduate students, educators, faculty members, researchers, engineers, medical doctors, healthcare organizations, insurance companies, and research strategists working in this area.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 340 Pages (41,114 KB)
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Theory and Applications of Ordered Fuzzy Numbers: A Tribute to Professor Witold Kosiński (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Book 356) by Piotr Prokopowicz (Springer) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 17 hours ago

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book offers comprehensive coverage on Ordered Fuzzy Numbers, providing readers with both the basic information and the necessary expertise to use them in a variety of real-world applications. The respective chapters, written by leading researchers, discuss the main techniques and applications, together with the advantages and shortcomings of these tools in comparison to other fuzzy number representation models. Primarily intended for engineers and researchers in the field of fuzzy arithmetic, the book also offers a valuable source of basic information on fuzzy models and an easy-to-understand reference guide to their applications for advanced undergraduate students, operations researchers, modelers and managers alike.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 340 Pages (13,693 KB)
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Care in Healthcare: Reflections on Theory and Practice by Franziska Krause (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 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.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 309 Pages (514 KB)
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Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Legion Seed: Book 1 of The Inroad Chronicles by Brian Erickson 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Ron Hawkins is a loner and not the likeliest of heroes. When he steps into the office one balmy, summer day he has no idea it will be the last. Life changes forever when a rogue asteroid collides with Earth and unleashes a terrifying disease to exterminate humankind. Scared and on the run, Ron finds purpose when he sees people need hope. But is he still prepared to help himself? Because it's a terrifying new world, and bullets are running low. With the future of the human race in doubt, a study of the disease reveals it may have paved the way for something worse, bent on bringing the planet to its knees.

Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting [f] [x]
Length: 342 Pages (559 KB)
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Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

Subject-Oriented Business Process Management by Albert Fleischmann (Springer) 3.1 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 15 hours ago

Activities performed in organizations are coordinated via communication between the people involved. The sentences used to communicate are naturally structured by subject, verb, and object. The subject describes the actor, the verb the action and the object what is affected by the action. Subject-oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM) as presented in this book is based on this simple structure which enables process-oriented thinking and process modeling. S-BPM puts the subject of a process at the center of attention and thus deals with business processes and their organizational environment from a new perspective, meeting organizational requirements in a much better way than traditional approaches. Subjects represent agents of an action in a process, which can be either technical or human (e.g. a thread in an IT system or a clerk). A process structures the actions of each subject and coordinates the required communication among the subjects. S-BPM provides a coherent procedural framework to model and analyze business processes: its focus is the cooperation of all stakeholders involved in the strategic, tactical, and operational issues, sharing their knowledge in a networked structure. The authors illustrate how each modeling activity through the whole development lifecycle can be supported through the use of appropriate software tools. The presentation style focuses on professionals in industry, and on students specializing in process management or organizational modeling. Each chapter begins with a summary of key findings and is full of examples, hints, and possible pitfalls. An interpreter model, a toolbox, and a glossary summarizing the main terms complete the book. The web site www.i2pm.net provides additional software tools and further material.

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 394 Pages (44,432 KB)
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Added: Jul 3rd, 2020

EL JOVEN HITLER (1889-1939): Edición integral de las cuatro novelas de la saga (Spanish Edition) by Javier Cosnava 4.6 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

La novela histórica que relata la vida de Adolf Hitler y de su familia desde antes de su nacimiento hasta los meses previos al estallido de la segunda guerra mundial Reseñas A las almas sensibles les costará digerir esta historia si es que se atreven con ella (... ) La capacidad de Javier Cosnava para trasladarnos a esa época e introducirnos como espectadores en la mente de un ser tan despreciable me ha parecido magnífica (... ) Un modo muy personal de contar la historia y las palabras justas se aúnan para hacernos hervir la sangre, y eso, señores, es talento. (Anika entre libros) Se hace corta por el modo en el que engancha (... ) La declaración del autor de que es una obra singular y valiente no es gratuita. Me permito añadir que no es una lectura para todos los estómagos, aunque se crean habituados a los horrores. (Juan Ángel Laguna Edroso. Escritor) La historia más cruda que he leído nunca.(Javier Pellicer, Escritor) Hasta ahora, una lectura nunca me había marcado tanto como para provocarme pesadillas. (Celia Zaragoza)

Genre: Foreign Languages [f] [x]
Length: 497 Pages (1,214 KB)
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Added: Jul 2nd, 2020

Programming: 4 Manuscripts in 1 book : Python For Beginners - Python 3 Guide - Learn Java - Excel 2016 by Timothy C. Needham 4.5 Stars (187 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

This Box Includes 4 Manuscripts in 1 book: - Python For Beginners: A Crash Course Guide To Learn Python in 1 Week - Python 3 Guide: A Beginner Crash Course Guide to Learn Python 3 in 1 Week - Learn Java: A Crash Course Guide to Learn Java in 1 Week - Excel 2016: A Comprehensive Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Excel 2016 Python For Beginners: A Crash Course Guide To Learn Python in 1 Week Here what you'll learn after downloading this Python for Beginners book: Introduction Chapter 1: Python: A Comprehensive Background Chapter 2: How to Download and Install Python Chapter 3: Python Glossary Chapter 4: Interacting with Python Chapter 5: Using Turtle for a Simple Drawing Chapter 6: Variables Chapter 7: Loops Chapter 8: Native Python Datatypes Chapter 9: Python Dictionaries Chapter 10: Boolean Logic and Conditional Statements Chapter 11: Constructing 'While' Loops In Python Chapter 12: Constructing 'For Loops' In Python Programming Chapter 13: Constructing Classes and Defining Objects This Book Is Perfect For: - Total beginners with zero programming experience - Returning professionals who haven't written code in years - Seasoned professionals looking for a fast, simple, crash course in Python Python 3 Programming: A Beginner Crash Course Guide to Learn Python The book is updated to the latest version of Python 3 and the main topics of what the book will be about include: - An Introduction to Python - How to Design a Software - Learn How to Create Data Types and Variables - Conditional Statements - Create and modify Data Structures in Python - Manipulate and Working with Strings - How to Use Files - Automate Coding Tasks By Building Custom Python Functions - Solutions Learn Java: A Crash Course Guide to Learn Java in 1 Week The book is updated to the latest Java versions (8 and 10) and the main topics of what the book will be about include: ? The fundamentals of Java ? How to program the right way, cutting out the useless fluff! ? Use arrays and ...

Genre: Computers & Technology [f] [x]
Length: 538 Pages (131,026 KB)
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Added: Jul 2nd, 2020

The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort (Open Road Media) 4.1 Stars (53 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This fascinating chronicle of unexplained phenomena is a foundational work of paranormal science In the early passages of The Book of the Damned, Charles Fort explains: "by the damned, I mean the excluded. We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded." Drawing upon countless articles, newspaper clippings, and arcane books, Fort assembles hundreds of real-life tales of the bizarre -- from unidentified flying objects falling from the sky to the disappearance of several hundred people during the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 to rumors of poltergeists. Rendered in the unique style that established Fort as a legend in the world of the paranormal, The Book of the Damned is an underground classic. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 357 Pages (1,358 KB)
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Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez by Brooke Bessesen (Island Press) 5.0 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

"Intrepid conservation detective story." -- Nature "A lucid, informed, and gripping account... a must-read." -- Science "Passionate... a heartfelt and alarming tale." -- Publishers Weekly "Gripping... a well-told and moving tale of environmentalism and conservation." -- Kirkus "Compelling." -- Library Journal In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world's most endangered marine mammal. Nicknamed "panda of the sea" for their small size and beguiling facial markings, vaquitas have been in decline for decades, dying by the hundreds in gillnets intended for commercially valuable fish, as well as for an endangered fish called totoaba. When international crime cartels discovered a lucrative trade in the swim bladders of totoaba, illegal gillnetting went rampant, and now the lives of the few remaining vaquitas hang in the balance. Author Brooke Bessesen takes us on a journey to Mexico's Upper Gulf region to uncover the story. She interviewed townspeople, fishermen, scientists, and activists, teasing apart a complex story filled with villains and heroes, a story whose outcome is unclear. When diplomatic and political efforts to save the little porpoise failed, Bessesen followed a team of veterinary experts in a binational effort to capture the last remaining vaquitas and breed them in captivity -- the best hope for their survival. In this fast-paced, soul-searing tale, she learned that there are no easy answers when extinction is profitable. Whether the rescue attempt succeeds or fails, the world must ask itself hard questions. When vaquita and the totoaba are gone, the black market will turn to the next vulnerable species. What will we do then?

Genre: Science & Math [f] [x]
Length: 320 Pages (1,725 KB)
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Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Elena & Meg: A Rule Shattering Love Story by Meg Stone 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Elena and Meg fled Russia, crossing the planet entirely on their own to be together. Featured on NPR and BBC, this is their awe-inspiring account of escape, survival and freedom. Meg is a rebel. Push her, and she pushes back. She takes outrageous risks, looks for thrills, throws herself into horrifying and hilarious situations... until it all becomes deadly serious. Then, everything changes. She grows up, learns what it means to love, to take responsibility, face death, face life, and the meaning she gives it. She learns to measure value in heartbeats, not dollars. In a year-long run for their lives, Meg not only rescues the deer-in-the-headlights Russian, who risked everything and crashed into her life, but rescues herself.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [f] [x]
Length: 333 Pages (2,873 KB)
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Added: Jul 1st, 2020

Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications by Magnus Vinding (Ratio Ethica) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

The reduction of suffering deserves special priority. Many ethical views support this claim, yet so far these have not been presented in a single place. Suffering-Focused Ethics provides the most comprehensive presentation of suffering-focused arguments and views to date, including a moral realist case for minimizing extreme suffering. The book then explores the all-important issue of how we can best reduce suffering in practice, and outlines a coherent and pragmatic path forward. "An inspiring book on the world's most important issue. Magnus Vinding makes a compelling case for suffering-focused ethics. Highly recommended." -- David Pearce, author of The Hedonistic Imperative and Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering? "We live in a haze, oblivious to the tremendous moral reality around us. I know of no philosopher who makes the case more resoundingly than Magnus Vinding. In radiantly clear and honest prose, he demonstrates the overwhelming ethical priority of preventing suffering. Among the book's many powerful arguments, I would call attention to its examination of the overlapping biases that perpetuate moral unawareness. Suffering-Focused Ethics will change its readers, opening new moral and intellectual vistas. This could be the most important book you will ever read." -- Jamie Mayerfeld, professor of political science at the University of Washington, author of Suffering and Moral Responsibility and The Promise of Human Rights "In this important undertaking, Magnus Vinding methodically and convincingly argues for the overwhelming ethical importance of preventing and reducing suffering, especially of the most intense kind, and also shows the compatibility of this view with various mainstream ethical philosophies that don't uniquely focus on suffering. His careful analytical style and comprehensive review of existing arguments make this book valuable reading for anyone who cares about what matters, or who wishes to better understand the strong rational ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [f] [x]
Length: 314 Pages (3,989 KB)
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Added: Jul 1st, 2020
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