The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries is a study by W. Y. Evans-Wentz, American anthropologist who studied Celtic mythology and folklore. He performed ethnographic fieldwork collecting fairy folklore in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, and the Isle of Man, and in this book he published his degree thesis. His goal was to elucidate the phenomenon of the Celtic belief in fairies. Some of the theories he came across are that the fairies were a cloistered race of dwarfs, that they are a product of our imagination, or that they are incorporeal spirits.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 596 Pages (1,867 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 18th, 2020
This open access book provides the first comprehensive collection of papers that provide an integrative view on cybersecurity. It discusses theories, problems and solutions on the relevant ethical issues involved. This work is sorely needed in a world where cybersecurity has become indispensable to protect trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure whilst respecting fundamental values like equality, fairness, freedom, or privacy. The book has a strong practical focus as it includes case studies outlining ethical issues in cybersecurity and presenting guidelines and other measures to tackle those issues. It is thus not only relevant for academics but also for practitioners in cybersecurity such as providers of security software, governmental CERTs or Chief Security Officers in companies.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 572 Pages (3,631 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Sep 16th, 2020
Can it be that you only have 5 years left to live?
Studies show only 1 hour daily is free to do what you want to do, and the rest you must do: Sleep, work, eat, email. On average, only 12% of our lifetime is actually free. Sound nice? No, but what's the alternative?
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Five hundred years in the future, a crippled outcast rises to become a techno-goddess. Will she become humanity's savior, or its destroyer? Apocalypse or evolution sometimes depends on your point of view.
A mix of dystopian history, comparative religion, AI wars, folklore, technocracy, and philosophy. Like no other sci-fi book you've ever read.
"This book was a surprisingly good read. I certainly found myself caught up in it."
"I do recommend this book."
Sam Tomaino -- Space and Time Magazine issue #126 (Fall 2016)
"A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence." -- Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
Invisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. By placing the individual stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, Andrea Ritchie documents the evolution of movements centered around women's experiences of policing. Featuring a powerful forward by activist Angela Davis, Invisible No More is an essential exposé on police violence against WOC that demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety -- and the means we devote to achieving it.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 362 Pages (7,229 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 16th, 2020
A black woman and single mum, starting over. A white man who wants something more. Will they take a chance on each other? Everyting gonna be alright?
London, 1960. Rose is looking for a new start. Thousands of miles away from her Caribbean home, she scrapes together money to send for her children while adjusting to a strange, new world.
Jack's life is full of disillusionment. He cares little for his council flat, his town, or even his wife. The only thing that gives his life sparkle? His Jamaican friends down at the docks.
When Jack meets Rose at a bus stop, a new and unexpected future unfolds...
If you like rich settings and realistic characters: Long Time Walk on Water. This captivating multicultural historical novel with its splash of something quite unique, its touch of romance, reggae style, will win your heart forever. Told with pride, poise, humour and grace, this modern classic by Joan Barbara Simon, literary terrorist, will have you shouting about if from the rooftops!
'Rich, complex and beautifully written. It is something unlike anything I've read before and yet it's recognisable and resonant because all of life is in it. An absorbing and affecting read.' (online reviewer)
'Beautifully crafted (... ) will leave the reader as changed as Simon's characters. Highly, highly recommended.' (Dan Holloway)
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 300 Pages (1,150 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Jun 15th, 2020
Bowman is the author of "Morning Ran Red" and "Operation Monarch", historical mystery thrillers based on fact.
When The Eagle Screams is Bowman's non-fiction work, written to warn America that the age of terrorism is upon us. Written in 1993 and published in 1994, today it is notable as the first work by an American writer to recognize the threat of terrorism, having predicted both the domestic and foreign terrorist attacks, our response and the resultant economic and religious war.
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This timely book addresses the conflict between globalism and nationalism. It provides a liberal communitarian response to the rise of populism occurring in many democracies. The book highlights the role of communities next to that of the state and the market. It spells out the policy implications of liberal communitarianism for privacy, freedom of the press, and much else. In a persuasive argument that speaks to politics today from Europe to the United States to Australia, the author offers a compelling vision of hope. Above all, the book offers a framework for dealing with moral challenges people face as they seek happiness but also to live up to their responsibilities to others and the common good.
At a time when even our most basic values are up for question in policy debates riddled with populist manipulation, Amitai Etzioni's bold book creates a new frame which introduces morals and values back into applied policy questions. These questions span the challenges of jobless growth to the unanswered questions posed by the role of artificial intelligence in a wide range of daily life tasks and decisions. While not all readers will agree with the communitarian solutions that he proposes, many will welcome an approach that is, at its core, inclusive and accepting of the increasingly global nature of all societies at the same time. It is a must read for all readers concerned about the future of Western liberal democracy.
Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution and College Park Professor/University of Maryland
In characteristically lively, engaging, and provocative style Etzioni tackles many of the great public policy dilemmas that afflict us today. Arguing that we are trapped into a spiral of slavish consumerism, he proposes a form of liberal communitarian that, he suggests, will allow human beings to flourish in changing circumstances.
Jonathan Wolff, Blavatnik Chair of Public ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 328 Pages (957 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 16th, 2018
Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 516 Pages (67,338 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 5th, 2017
In times of crisis, we are forced to reexamine our ways and ponder our future. It is in this framework that we need to consider our present economic plight and the charting of our path forward.
In his penetrating analysis of contemporary society, author John Horvat focuses on the present crisis with great insight and clarity. He claims modern economy has become cold, impersonal, and out of balance. Gone are the human elements of honor and trust so essential to our daily lives. Society has discarded the natural restraining influence of the human institutions and values that should temper our economic activities.
Return to Order is a clarion call that invites us to reconnect with those institutions and values by applying the timeless principles of an organic Christian order. Horvat presents a refreshing picture of this order, so wonderfully adapted to our human nature. He describes the calming influence of those natural regulating institutions -- such as custom, family, community, the Christian State, and the Church.
A return to order is not only possible but crucial. Horvat shows us how to make it happen.
Based on nearly twenty years of ground-breaking research, this book is being recognized as one of the most important and influential on the subject to be published in the past ten years. Its original insight into both the present crisis and remedies for the future thrust Return to Order into the center of the raging debate over how to restore America to prominence as a proud and great nation.
Read this dramatic approach to restore America and join the debate about America's RETURN TO ORDER.
What really happened on 9/11? What can the evidence tell us? Who is covering up the evidence, and why are they covering it up? This book attempts to give some answers to these questions and has been written by someone who has become deeply involved in research into what happened on 9/11. A study of the available evidence will challenge you and much of what you assumed to be true. "Now we are discovering that there is a highly-sophisticated black-ops weaponization of free energy technology and it was responsible for the bizarre, low-temperature pulverization of the Twin Towers. Dr. Judy Wood has pieced together the physical evidence and Andrew Johnson has highlighted who is working to silence or smear whom, as the powers that be rush to impede or at least contain the dissemination of these startling findings." - Conrado Salas Cano, M.S. in Physics ** NOTE: Book is sold at the cheapest possible price on the Amazon Kindle Store - if you hunt round, you can find it for free. **
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 374 Pages (2,200 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Mar 27th, 2013