Crossing the Borders of Time [Audiobook]

Crossing the Borders of Time [Audiobook]

Leslie Maitland, "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed" [Audiobook]
Blackstone Audio | 2012 | ISBN: 145515668X | MP3@96 kbps | 18 hrs 51 mins | 774.35 MB

Leslie Maitland is an award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter whose mother and grandparents fled Germany in 1938 for France, where, as Jews, they spent four years as refugees - the last two under risk of Nazi deportation. In 1942 they made it onto the last boat to escape France before the Germans sealed the harbors. Then, barred from entering the United States, they lived in Cuba for almost two years before immigrating to New York.


This sweeping account of one family's escape from the turmoil of war-torn Europe hangs upon the intimate and deeply personal story of the passionate romance between Maitland's mother and a Catholic Frenchman. Separated by war and her family's disapproval, the young lovers - Janine and Roland - lose each other for 50 years. It is a testimony to both Maitland's investigative skills and her devotion to her mother that she successfully traced the lost Roland and was able to reunite him with Janine. Unlike so many stories of love during wartime, their's has a happy ending.


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The Longevity Project [Audiobook]

The Longevity Project [Audiobook]
Howard S Friedman, Leslie R Martin, "The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study" [Audiobook]
Gildan Media | 2011 | ASIN: B004L52A2G | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 31 mins | 232.32 MB

For years we have been told to make lists and obsessively monitor when we're angry, what we eat, how much we worry, and how often we go to the gym. So why isn't everyone healthy? Now based on the most extensive study of long life ever conducted The Longevity Project reveals what really matters across the long run - the personality traits, relationships, experiences, and career paths that naturally keep you vital. Gathering key new information and using modern research methods to study 1,500 Californians across eight decades, health scientists Dr. Howard S. Friedman and Dr. Leslie R. Martin bust many old dead-end myths. For instance,


• People do not die from working long hours at a challenging job - many who worked hardest lived the longest

• Getting and staying married is not the magic ticket to long life, especially if you're a woman

• It's not the happy-go-lucky who thrive - it's the prudent and persistent who flourish through the years. See why.


With self-tests that illuminate your own best paths to longer life, and a deeper scientific understanding than we have seen before of the true causes of long-term health, this audio book will change the conversation about what it really takes to optimize your chances for a long, healthy life.


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Identity Economics [Audiobook]

Identity Economics [Audiobook]

George Akerlof, Rachel Kranton, "Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being" [Audiobook]
Gildan Media | 2010 | ASIN: B0037MA8B4 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 35 mins | 125.18 MB

In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize - winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people - facing the same economic circumstances - would make different choices. This was the beginning of a 14-year collaboration - and of Identity Economics.


Identity economics is a new way to understand people's decisions at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or don't; why some schools succeed and others don't; why some cities and towns don't invest in their futures - and much, much more.


Identity Economics bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity - their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be - may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being.


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101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks

101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks

Kim Haasarud, "101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks"
Wiley | 2011 | ISBN: 0470505214 | 31 pages | EPUB | 6.92 MB

101 cool cocktails for warm-weather fun.


In the last few years, the mojito has become a staple cocktail at summertime parties and bars across the country. This simple mix of rum, fresh muddled mint leaves, and lime juice served over ice with a splash of soda is the perfect drink for cooling down on a hot, sunny day.


101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks provides expert guidance on mixing the perfect mojito, as well as 100 variations and other muddled drink recipes that focus on fresh ingredients and plenty of ripe fruit. In addition to mojitos, you'll find caipirinhas, caipiroskas, crushes, and margaritas as well. In fact, if you've got fresh fruit of any kind on hand, you'll probably find more than enough delicious and refreshing ways to use it.


• Includes 101 recipes illustrated with brilliant four-color photographs throughout

• Features recipes that emphasize fresh fruit and herbs and inventive tweaks on classic summer drinks

• With such drinks and variations as Blood Orange Mojito, Pomegranate Mandarin Mojito, Concorde Grape Sage Caipirinha, Watermelon Basil Lemonade, Blackberry Grappa Smash, and the classic Old Fashioned


Whether you're hanging out in the backyard, lounging by the pool, or eating at an outdoor restaurant, the mojito and its muddled cousins make the perfect summer drinks.


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101 Martinis

101 Martinis

Kim Haasarud, "101 Martinis"
Wiley | 2006 | ISBN: 0764599852 | 128 pages | EPUB | 5.08 MB

Martinis are the toast of the town! They're evocative. Sophisticated. Sensual. They appeal to those who are savvy. Suave. Confident. With liquid elegance and glamorous mystique, martinis launched today's discriminating cocktail culture and turned bartenders into "bar chefs."


101 Martinis goes beyond gin or vodka and vermouth classics to include adventurous recipes with rum, scotch, fruit infusions, liqueurs, ice cream, and even herbal supplements. Freshen up your martini repertoire and entertain stylishly with these intriguing variations for every season and occasion. Try standards like the Classic Martini and Dirty Martini or offbeat concoctions like the Lavendartini and the Ginseng Sling Martini. Serve Moroccan Mint Teanis for brunch or high tea, or Ultimate Chocolate Martinis for after-dinner cocktails. Enjoy Lemon Granita Martinis poolside or Hot Chocolate Martinis fireside. Serve the guys Men's Yang Martinis and the gals Women's Yin Martinis, or bring them together with Flirtinis!


Recommendations help you pair martinis with foods they'll complement—salty, sweet, spicy, or sour. Chill the glasses, get out the cocktail shaker, and become a bar chef yourself. Your quest for the ever-elusive "perfect martini" begins here.


Kim Haasarud

Kim Haasarud is a James Beard-honored mixologist, author, and beverage consultant. She conceives her signature cocktails much as Alice Waters would create a specialty dish, taking inspiration from market-fresh, high quality ingredients. "Cocktails, like food, should be culinary experiences," says Haasarud. "It is about combining ingredients to create a sensation on the palate and entice all the senses with a combination of flavors, textures, aromas, and garnishes."


You won't find the standard Cosmopolitan or mix-based Margarita on Haasarud's ever-changing bar card. Instead, depending on the occasion or the season, she might shake up Martini infusing teas with fresh muddled fruits, or concoct a Margarita with ripe kumquats or a combination of kiwis and fresh herbs.


Like many of her peers, Haasarud bartended her way through college. But what was just a job for most became a creative…





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The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks

The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks

Sharon Tyler Herbst, "The Ultimate Guide to Pitcher Drinks: Cool Cocktails for a Crowd"
Villard | 2009 | ISBN: 0307548503 | 88 pages | EPUB | 2.54 MB

In the mood for a Summer Hummer? How about a French Flirt or a Neon Nexus? or Maybe even a Sin City Slider?


This book includes these and 150 more cool cocktails for a crowd--everything from classics like Sangría, Martinis, and Manhattans, to newer favorites like Kamikazes and Mudslides, to international raves such as Brazil's Caipirinha and Cuba's Mojito, not to mention liquor-free variations. Plus, there's information on mixing techniques, ingredients, equipment, and glassware, hangover helpers, tips on party food for non-cooks, and a user-friendly index that lists recipes by ingredients.


Serving pitcher drinks is an ingeniously effortless way to entertain and still have fun at your own party. It's an idea whose time has come--in fact, it's long overdue. No doubt about it, a premixed pitcher of drinks is a huge asset to any gathering. Making individual cocktails not only takes time, but removes you from the action. So mix up a batch of pitcher drinks and join in the party. They're stylish, fun, and easy, and they definitely take the angst out of entertaining!


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Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?

Steve Keen, "Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?"
Zed Books | 2011 | ISBN: 1848139934 | 554 pages | PDF | 4.22 MB

Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition exposes what many non-economists may have suspected and a minority of economists have long known: that economic theory is not only unpalatable, but also plain wrong. When the original Debunking Economics was published back in 2001, the market economy seemed invincible, and conventional "neoclassical" economic theory basked in the limelight. Steve Keen argued that economists deserved none of the credit for the economy's performance, and "The false confidence it has engendered in the stability of the market economy has encouraged policy-makers to dismantle some of the institutions which initially evolved to try to keep its instability within limits." That instability exploded with the devastating financial crisis of 2007, and now haunts the global economy with the prospect of another Depression. In this expanded and updated new edition, Keen builds on his scathing critique of conventional economic theory while explaining what mainstream economists cannot: why the crisis occurred, why it is proving to be intractable, and what needs to be done to end it. Essential for anyone who has ever doubted the advice or reasoning of economists, Debunking Economics - Revised and Expanded Edition provides a signpost to a better future.


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I Will Teach You to Be Rich [Audiobook]

I Will Teach You to Be Rich [Audiobook]

Ramit Sethi, "I Will Teach You to Be Rich" [Audiobook]
Recorded Books | 2009 | ISBN: 1440758077 | MP3@128 kbps | 9 hrs 05 mins | 192.96 MB

At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's six-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance - banking, saving, budgeting, and investing - and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.


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Bernice Summerfield: Road Trip [Audiobook]

Bernice Summerfield: Road Trip [Audiobook]

C. & Al Cooper, "Bernice Summerfield: Road Trip" [Audiobook]
Big Finish Productions | 2012 | ISBN: 1844355993 | MP3@256 kbps | ~ 5 hrs | 417.1 MB

Contents:


1. BRAND MANAGEMENT


Written by Christopher Cooper Directed by Gary Russell Featuring Liam Cooper, Roger Hammond, Paul Jones, Anjli Mohindra and Robbie Webster


“You’re listening to Live Audio Stream G371, the only official source of government approved easy listening entertainment, as sponsored by the Dominicci Corporation. It’s the thirteenth day of the thirteenth month, and that means just one thing, people - it’s time to PARTAYYY...!”


Bernice Summerfield needs a job. Professor Harry Burtenshaw thinks she’s just the ticket. But with the people of Lyndyaz celebrating their most important festival, and the ruling Dominicci Corporation maintaining control with draconian glee, has Bernice turned up in the wrong place at the wrong time?


2. BAD HABITS


Written by Simon Barnard & Paul Morris Directed by Gary Russell Featuring Marcus Harris, Paul Jones, Jacqueline King, Nigel Lambert, Charlie Langdell and Ian H Watkins


Meet Sister Bernice - newest initiate into the order of Saint Celestion. Such is her devotion to the faith that she has undertaken a pilgrimage to the planet Agora, birthplace of the blessed Saint himself.


The pilgrims aren’t alone, however. Also on the planet is a team of archaeologists searching for the lost tomb of Celestion - a subject in which Sister Bernice seems curiously interested…


In her quest to unearth an ancient relic that will point the way to Legion, Bernice will face some fearsome challenges: the dreaded Blood Beast of Thaloon, the randiest Bishop in the galaxy, and an ancient cult with some very bad habits indeed…


3. PARADISE FROST


Written by David Llewellyn Directed by Scott Handcock Featuring Scott Arthur, Arthur Darvill, India Fisher and Alan Ruscoe


Kaff Zarnak was once the holiday destination of choice for the rich and famous. At least, it was until the planet spun off its axis, and a deadly virus wiped out its population.


Now it’s absolutely the last place anyone wants to visit: a barren, ice-encrusted wasteland, sitting amongst the stars. So when Bernice and her loud-mouthed cab driver Ray are drawn off course, it’s fair to say that they’ve both had better days.


Taking refuge inside the Xanadu Tower resort, the trio encounter Kaff Zarnak’s only survivors… and maybe the only remaining clue to what took place there. But food supplies are low, Sandroaches are attacking on every side, and the only hope of their survival seems to be locked at the top of the Tower.


Perhaps there’s a reason what happens on Kaff Zarnak stays on Kaff Zarnak…


Cast:


Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Ayesha Antoine (Ruth), Arthur Darvill (Doctor Jared Jones), Roger Hammond (Professor Harry Burtenshaw), Jacqueline King (Mother Aurelia), Nigel Lambert (Bishop Synesius), Anjli Mohindra (Gabriella Dominicci), India Fisher (Doctor Carol Bauer), Ian H Watkins (Professor Melville Trout), Liam Cooper (CRS Officer), Paul Jones (The DJ), Robbie Webster (Federico Dominicci), Marcus Harris (Brian), Charlie Langdell (Sister Marianne), Scott Arthur (Yukon 9), Alan Ruscoe (Ray)


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XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel [Audiobook]

XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel [Audiobook]

Jeffery Deaver, "XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel" [Audiobook]
Simon & Schuster Audio | 2012 | ASIN: B008ARQ0EA | MP3@128 kbps | 12 hrs 57 mins | 713.26 MB

Internationally best-selling author Jeffery Deaver delivers the latest sensational thriller in his wildly popular Kathryn Dance series. Newsweek calls Jeffery Deaver a "suspense superstar", and in his new novel, he lives up to the accolades once again as he sets his heroine Kathryn Dance on a quest to stop an obsessive stalker from destroying a beautiful young country singer.


Kayleigh Towne is gorgeous with a voice that is taking her to the heights of the country pop charts. Her hit single "Your Shadow" puts her happily in the spotlight, until an innocent exchange with one of her fans leads Kayleigh into a dark and terrifying realm. The fan warns, "I'm coming for you," and soon accidents happen and people close to Kayleigh die. Special Agent Kathryn Dance must use her considerable skills at investigation and body language analysis to stop the stalker - but before long she learns that, like many celebrities, Kayleigh has more than just one fan with a mission.


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The PDT Cocktail Book

The PDT Cocktail Book

Jim Meehan, Chris Gall, "The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy"
Sterling Epicure | 2011 | ISBN: 1402779232 | 368 pages | EPUB | 20.86 MB

Beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully crafted--just like its namesake--this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bartender. To say that PDT is a unique bar is an understatement. It recalls the era of hidden Prohibition speakeasies: to gain access, you walk into a raucous hot dog stand, step into a phone booth, and get permission to enter the serene cocktail lounge. Now, Jim Meehan, PDT's innovative operator and mixmaster, is revolutionizing bar books, too, offering all 304 cocktail recipes available at PDT plus behind-the-scenes secrets. From his bar design, tools, and equipment to his techniques, food, and spirits, it's all here, stunningly illustrated by Chris Gall.


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Babylon Babies [Audiobook]

Babylon Babies [Audiobook]

Maurice G Dantec, "Babylon Babies" [Audiobook]
Blackstone Audio | 2008 | ISBN: 1433211920 | MP3@192 kbps | 19 hrs 35 mins | 1.6 GB

A cult novel in France, this sci-fi thriller is now being made into a movie by Mathieu Kassovitz. Set in the hidden "flesh and chip" breeding grounds of the first cyborg communities and peopled by Serbian Mafiosi, Babylon Babies has as its hero a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran of Sarajevo named Thoorop who is hired by a mysterious source to escort a young woman named Marie Zorn from Russia to Canada. A garden variety job, he figures. But when Thoorop is offered an even higher fee by another organization, he realizes Marie is no ordinary girl. A schizophrenic and the possible carrier of a new artificial virus, Marie is carrying a mutant embryo created by an American cult that dreams of producing a genetically modified messiah, a dream that spells out the end of human life as we know it. Inspired by Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Gilles Deleuze, and other extrapolationists of the future, Babylon Babies unfolds at breakneck speed as Thoorop risks his life to save Marie, whose brain -- linking to the neuromatrix -- loses all limits and becomes the universe itself. Exploring the symbiosis between organic matter and computer power to spin new forms of consciousness, Maurice Dantec rides Nietzsche's prophecy: "Man is something to be overcome."


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Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace

Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace

David Maclagan, "Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace"
Reaktion Books | 2010 | ISBN: 1861895216 | 192 pages | PDF | 4.12 MB

The term outsider art has been used to describe work produced exterior to the mainstream of modern art by certain self-taught visionaries, spiritualists, eccentrics, recluses, psychiatric patients, criminals, and others beyond the perceived margins of society. Yet the idea of such a raw, untaught creativity remains a contentious and much-debated issue in the art world. Is this creative instinct a natural, innate phenomenon, requiring only the right circumstances—such as isolation or alienation—in order for it to be cultivated? Or is it an idealistic notion projected onto the art and artists by critics and buyers?


David Maclagan argues that behind the critical and commercial hype lies a cluster of assumptions about creative drives, the expression of inner worlds, originality, and artistic eccentricity. Although outsider art is often presented as a recent discovery, these ideas, Maclagan reveals, belong to a tradition that goes back to the Renaissance, when the modern image of the artist began to take shape. In Outsider Art, Maclagan challenges many of the current opinions about this increasingly popular field of art and explores what happens to outsider artists and their work when they are brought within the very world from which they have excluded themselves.


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Beauty and Art: 1750-2000

Beauty and Art: 1750-2000

Elizabeth Prettejohn, "Beauty and Art: 1750-2000 (Oxford History of Art)"
Oxford University Press | 2005 | ISBN: 0192801600 | 224 pages | PDF | 31.84 MB

What do we mean when we call a work of art "beautiful"? How have artists responded to changing notions of the beautiful? Which works of art have been called beautiful, and why? Fundamental and intriguing questions to artists and art lovers, but ones that are all too often ignored in discussions of art today.


Elizabeth Prettejohn argues that we simply cannot afford to ignore these questions. Charting over two hundred years of western art, she illuminates the vital relationship between our changing notions of beauty and specific works of art, from the works of Kauffman to Whistler, Ingres to Rosetti, Cezanne to Pollack. Beautifully illustrated with 100 photographs--60 in full color--Beauty and Art concludes with a challenging question for the future: Why should we care about beauty in the twenty-first century?


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Photoshop CS6 For Dummies

Photoshop CS6 For Dummies

Peter Bauer, "Photoshop CS6 For Dummies"
For Dummies | 2012 | ISBN: 1118174577 | PDF | 432 pages | 57.79 MB

The bestselling guide to the leading image-editing software, Photoshop CS6, fully updated!


Want picture-perfect photos, every time? Get up to speed on the most popular professional photo-editing software on the market: Photoshop. In this new edition of Photoshop CS6 For Dummies, expert Peter Bauer shows you how to use the latest Photoshop tools to change a background, adjust brightness, improve color, or fix flaws. Richly illustrated in full color, this edition covers all the updates in the newest version of Photoshop, the gold standard for image-editing programs.


Used by professional photographers, graphic designers, Web designers, and serious hobbyists, Photoshop has more than four million users worldwide.


• Photoshop is the image-editing software preferred by professional photographers and designers around the world; the latest version includes new functionality and enhanced tools

• Teaches all the basics for first-time users and advanced techniques for more experienced digital imaging professionals, including how to work with the menus, panels, tools, options, and essential shortcuts

• Covers how to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and wrinkles, remove people or objects from a photo, adjust brightness, improve color, add shadows and highlights, work with Camera Raw, decrease digital noise, create composite images, use channels and masks, work with HDR tools, and optimize images for the web


Photoshop CS6 For Dummies helps both amateur and professional Photoshop users take advantage of all the program has to offer.


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Drawn In

Drawn In

Julia Rothman, "Drawn In: A Peek into the Inspiring Sketchbooks of 44 Fine Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers, and Cartoonists"
Quarry Books | 2011 | ISBN: 1592536948 | 192 pages | PDF | 68.28 MB

This book shares large full-color images and profiles each of the amazingly talented artists that discuss their sketchbooks and how they use them.


People are fascinated by artist's sketchbooks. They offer a glimpse into private pages where artists brainstorm, doodle, develop and work on ideas, and keep track of their musings. Artists use these journals to document their daily lives, produce their initial ideas for bigger projects, and practice their skills. Using a variety of media from paint to pencil to collage, these pages can become works of art themselves. They often feel fresh and alive because they are first thoughts and often not reworked. These pages capture the artist's personalities along with glimpses of their process of working and inspirations.


See inside the sketchbooks of artists Jessica Hische, Mike Perry, Jen Corace, Matt Leines, Jill Bliss, Camilla Engman, Anders Nilsen and many more.


Julia Rothman has illustrated books, bed linens, wallpaper, fabric, ceramics, subway advertisements and much more. She is part of the award winning design company ALSO and has a popular blog about beautiful art books called Book By Its Cover. She also co-authored The Exquisite Book which NPR called "fantastically quirky". Julia lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Note: Retail PDF with bookmarks and OCR.


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The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook

The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook

Gordon Mackenzie, "The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook"
North Light Books | 2000 | ISBN: 0891349464 | 144 pages | EPUB | 12.16 MB

This attractive, inspirational guide is full of sound techniques, advice and hands-on instruction for anyone looking to explore the magic of watercolor.


Painting with watercolors gives you endless opportunities to create the world you want. You choose whether to let the sun blaze or the rain pour, to move a maple tree here or make the trail wind over there, to subdue a hillside with quiet greens or make a forest glow with dazzling golds and reds. It's not only a matter of what to paint, but how to go about painting it. This book examines, one at a time, the three major elements of landscape painting: water, sky and land. You will be encouraged to try numerous ways of painting each one. Then you can choose the methods that best express how the outdoors speaks to you. Let this reliable collection of tips, techniques, ideas and lessons be your companion on a sure path to creative fulfillment and better watercolor landscapes.


Gordon MacKenzie is the author of North Light's bestselling watercolor book, The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook. He has been a popular artist and teacher for more than 30 years and has mounted more than 25 solo exhibitions. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections and has been featured on the cover of Reader's Digest. He lives in Ontario, Canada.


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Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Robert W Kolb, "Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society"
SAGE Publications | 2007 | ISBN: 1412916526 | 2592 pages | PDF | 28.53 MB

The five volumes of this ultimate resource recognize the inherent unity between business ethics and business and society, that stems from their shared primary concern with value in commerce. This Encyclopedia spans the relationships among business, ethics, and society by including more than 800 entries that feature broad coverage of corporate social responsibility, the obligation of companies to various stakeholder groups, the contribution of business to society and culture, and the relationship between organizations and the quality of the environment.


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Bait and Switch [Audiobook]

Bait and Switch [Audiobook]
Barbara Ehrenreich, "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream" [Audiobook]
Macmillan Audio | 2005 | English | ASIN: B000BB13CW | MP3 VBR V0 | 6 hrs 54 mins | 499.83 MB

The best-selling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for America's ailing middle class what she did for the working poor.

Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the world of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a plausible resume of a professional "in transition", Ehrenreich attempts to land a middle class job undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then begins trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search "ministries". She gets an image makeover to prepare her for the corporate world and works hard to project the winning attitude recommended for a successful job search. She is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and, again and again, rejected.

Bait and Switch highlights the people who've done everything right: gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive resumes, yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle. Today's ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their "surplus" employees, plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job-searching becomes a full-time job in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social supports for the new disposable workers, and little security even for those who have jobs.

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, Top Chef Quickfire

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, Top Chef Quickfire

Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, Top Chef Quickfire
Chronicle Books | 2009 | ISBN: 0811870820 | 224 pages | EPUB | 12.7 MB

The much-anticipated follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Top Chef: The Cookbook is here! Drawing from all 5 seasons of the show, Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook features 75 of the best recipesfrom Spike's Pizza alla Greek to Stephanie's Bittersweet Chocolate Cakeculled from the Top ChefQuickfire Challenges. Everything the home chef needs to assemble an impressive meal and channel the energy of the Quickfire kitchen is collected here, including advice on hosting a Quickfire Cocktail Party and staging Quickfire Challengesat home. Best of all, this book is spilling over with sidebar material, including tips for home chefs, interviews with contestants, fabulous photos, and fun trivia related to the chefs, dishes, and ingredients that make Top Chef a favorite.


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Blue Highways: A Journey into America

Blue Highways: A Journey into America

William Least Heat-Moon, "Blue Highways: A Journey into America"
Little Brown and Company | 2012 | ISBN: 0316218545 | 448 pages | EPUB | 4.21 MB

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.


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