Surfaces: A History [PDF]
15 September 2014, 04:39
2013 | PDF | 4.62MB
Human beings are surrounded by surfaces: from our skin to faces, to the walls and streets of our homes and cities, to the images, books, and screens of our cultures and civilizations, to the natural world and what we imagine beyond. In this thought-provoking and richly textured book, Joseph A. Amato traces the human relationship with surfaces from the deep history of human evolution, which unfolded across millennia, up to the contemporary world.
Fusing his work on Dust and On Foot, he shows how, in the last two centuries, our understanding, creation, control, and manipulation of surfaces has become truly revolutionary—in both scale and volume. With the sweep of grand history matched to existential concerns for the present, he suggests that we have become the surfaces we have made, mastered, and now control, invent, design, and encapsulate our lives. This deeply informed and original narrative, which joins history and anthropology and suggests new routes for epistemology and aesthetics, argues that surfaces are far more than superficial façades of deep inner worlds.
The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide [EPUB]
15 September 2014, 04:25
2014 | EPUB | 41.98MB
The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is packed with practical approaches, step-by-step instructions, and how-to explanations for disaster and emergency preparation. Knowledge maps, flow charts, and templates provide important information at a glance and walk you through your decisions on personalizing and customizing disaster preparation for you, your family, and your business.
The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand. It provides diverse coverage of disaster prep topics, including a comprehensive look at disaster first aid and medical problems where there are no responders or hospitals immediately available. This book brings you up-to-date on emerging prep trends and technologies and examines what works and what doesn’t. It explains how to prep with the budget you have and with many of the materials you already have at hand. It includes chapters on basic preparedness, communications, resource conservation, power and energy, emergency heating and cooling, water, food and nutrition, shelter, evacuation, public health, special needs, and specific hazards. This book will not just get you ready beforehand—when a disaster happens, it will provide ideas for surviving, coping, and recovering.
Wild Words from Wild Women [EPUB]
11 September 2014, 17:35
2014 | EPUB | 1.25MB
A ribald collection of bon mots on everything from bras to babies, shopping to sex, menopause to men, and politics to parties...
"The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing--and then they marry him." --Cher
"I am a woman meant for a man, but I never found a man who could compete." --Bette Davis
"You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation." --Billie Holiday
"I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." --Gilda Radner
These wild words--from strippers, CEOs, poets, senators, and every kind of woman in between--make delectable reading for sassy, untamable, and fabulous women everywhere.