The Wage Slave's Glossary

The Wage Slave's Glossary

The Wage Slave's Glossary by Joshua Glenn
2011 | MOBI | 902.4KB

Everybody knows a brown-noser when they see one. But how about a freeter? A workbrickle? A jack? Can they tell downsizing from greybearding or brightsizing?

With The Idler’s Glossary (2008), Mark Kingwell and Joshua Glenn offered a spirited defense of leisure. As confirmed idlers themselves, they assured us their Glossary could provide “everything you need to know about how to conduct a life.” Today, however, as we recover from the worst global recession since 1929, the work-world is a very different place. In order to understand it better, our anti-capitalist etymologists are therefore putting down their cigars, picking up their shovels, and drudging out English from the ditch of corporate jargon. For anyone who’s ever had to moil for high muckety-mucks, The Wage Slave’s Glossary is essential reading—as the moral wit of Kingwell & Glenn is indispensable to the present age.

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance [Audiobook]

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance [Audiobook]

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance [Audiobook] by Atul Gawande
2007 | MP3@48 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 34 mins | 156.05MB

The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives are on the line with every decision. In his new book, Atul Gawande explores how doctors strive to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of obstacles that sometimes seem insurmountable.

Gawande's gripping stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He examines the ethical dilemmas of doctors' participation in lethal injections, the influence of money on modern medicine, and the astoundingly contentious history of hand-washing. Offering a searingly honest first-hand account of work in a field where mistakes are both unavoidable and unthinkable, Better provides rare insight into the elements of success that illuminates every area of human endeavor.

Wild Edibles

Wild Edibles

Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes by Sergei Boutenko
2013 | EPUB | 42.28MB

In this field guide to foraging wild edible plants, Sergei Boutenko (son of raw-food guru Victoria Boutenko) explores the health benefits of wild-harvested food, explains how to safely identify trailside weeds, herbs, fruits, and greens that grow worldwide, and shares his delicious, nutrient-dense recipes.

Sergei Boutenko has been gathering wild plants since he was 13, when, early on in a 6-month hike from Mexico to Canada, he and his raw-food family ran out of provisions and turned to foraging for survival in the wild. Back in civilization, Boutenko was dismayed by the inferior quality of store-bought food and industrial agriculture, and began to regularly collect wild plants near his home and on his travels. Now, in Wild Edibles, he shares knowledge gleaned from years of live-food wildcrafting and thriving in harmony with nature.

This practical guide to plant foraging gives hikers, backpackers, raw foodists, gardeners, chefs, foodies, DIYers, survivalists, and off-the-grid enthusiasts the tools to identify, harvest, and prepare wild edible plants. The book outlines basic rules for safe wild-food foraging and discusses poisonous plants, plant identification protocol, gathering etiquette, and conservation.

Boutenko explores in detail the many rewards of eating wild flora: environmental protection, sustainability, saving money, economic self-sufficiency, and healthy living. He draws on thoroughly researched nutrition science to make a compelling case for the health benefits of a diverse, local-food diet that includes wild greens.

The majority of the 60 edible plants described in this field guide can be found worldwide, including common-growing trees. Over 300 color photos make plant identification easy and safe. A chapter containing 67 high-nutrient vegan recipes—including green smoothies, salads and salad dressings, spreads and crackers, main courses, juices, and sweets—provides inspiration to join Sergei on the trail to radiant health.

“Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging, with Easy Identification of 60 Edible Plants and 67 Recipes has taught me that my backyard is full of free food! Way to go, Sergei.” —John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market

Dehydrating Food: A Beginner's Guide

Dehydrating Food: A Beginner's Guide

Dehydrating Food: A Beginner's Guide by Jay Bills, Shirley Bills
2010 | EPUB | 23.02MB

Dry your favorite fruits, vegetables, and meats, making incredible meals with the results. With the easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions here, anyone can have fun, save money, and create delicious meals by dehydrating food. Learn the basic methods—sun drying, oven drying, net bag, and commercial food dehydrators—before moving on to drying herbs for tea, making your own tasty (and healthier) jerky, and so much more. Also included is a section on the nutritional benefits of drying food. With 164 recipes ranging from breads to desserts, soups to pies, and cereals to entrees, Dehydrating Food is a book for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money and create delicious meals by drying their own food. 75 color photographs

Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t: The New Rules of Work

Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t: The New Rules of Work

Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t: The New Rules of Work by Division of Labor
2013 | EPUB | 21.12MB

The new generation of workers needs a new workplace manual designed to explain the particular norms, boundaries, and expectations of the contemporary office environment and help them navigate the cutthroat reality of a cubicled 9 to 5.

Enter Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t, a handbook of vintage-style public service announcements addressing modern office issues, including such gems as: "If you don't have something nice to say, e-mail it," "If it doesn't have a meeting invite, it didn't happen," and "Nothing good comes from hitting 'reply all.'" With plenty of revealing (and real) workplace statistics peppered throughout, plus a full-size Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t pull-out poster to hang in the cubicle, this colorful guide offers just the motivation young people need to hunker down and get to work.

The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters [Audiobook]

The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters [Audiobook]

The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters [Audiobook] by Philip Carlo
2011 | MP3@48 kbps | 10 hrs 33 mins | 218.05MB

In researching his acclaimed true-crime books, Philip Carlo has interviewed some of the most infamous criminals and killers of our times in prisons and on death rows throughout the country. He has been able to forge trusting relationships with his subjects, enabling him to extract the facts behind their monstrous acts and identify what motivated them to commit their horrific crimes.

Carlo's investigative achievements are remarkable, but what wasn't known to his readers is that, while working on The Ice Man, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal illness that causes all of the muscles in the body to atrophy over time. Suddenly, after years of penetrating the minds of killers, Carlo found himself being pursued by the grim reaper. But rather than lying down and succumbing to the disease, Carlo continued to work, and his books are still being published, to both critical and commercial acclaim.

In The Killer Within, Carlo documents his difficult experiences with ALS and explains how he has managed to continue writing prodigiously in the face of adversity. The Killer Within is a gripping, suspenseful page-turner that pulls the listener into the netherworld of Mafia bosses, Mafia hit men, and serial killers, as well as the hard realities of dealing with a fatal disease.

The End of Food

The End of Food

The End of Food by Paul Roberts
2011 | EPUB | 461.49KB

Salmonella-tainted tomatoes, riots, and skyrocketing prices are only the latest in a series of food-related crises that have illuminated the failures of the modern food system. In The End of Food, Paul Roberts investigates this system and presents a startling truth—how we make, market, and transport our food is no longer compatible with the billions of consumers the system was built to serve.

The emergence of large-scale and efficient food production forever changed our relationship with food and ultimately left a vulnerable and paradoxical system in place. High-volume factory systems create new risks for food-borne illness; high-yield crops generate grain, produce, and meat of declining nutritional quality; and while nearly a billion people are overweight, roughly as many people are starving.

In this vivid narrative, Roberts presents clear, stark visions of the future and helps us prepare to make the necessary decisions to survive the demise of food production as we know it.

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde
2003 | EPUB | 2.09MB

The Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde is the only truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Oscar Wilde’s works, and is available in both hardback and this paperback edition.

Continuously in print since 1948, the Collins Complete Works of Oscar Wilde has long been recognised as the most comprehensive and authoritative single-volume collection of Wilde’s texts available, containing his only novel, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts.

Illustrated with many fascinating photographs, the book includes introductions to each section by Merlin Holland (Oscar’s grandson), Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kiberd and Terence Brown.

Also included is a comprehensive bibliography of works by and about Oscar Wilde, and a chronological table of his life and work.

Anti-Capitalism

Anti-Capitalism

Anti-Capitalism by Ezequiel Adamovsky
2011 | EPUB | 24.9MB

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle unfolds in the halls of academia, in the pages of radical newspapers, and in the jungles and the streets.

From Marx through the Battle of Seattle and beyond, Adamovsky traces the beliefs and politics of the major figures in the anticapitalist tradition and explores modern experiments in building different ways of living, in the process providing an indispensible primer for anyone interested in finding alternatives to the so-called "best system we have"—and anyone interested in joining the fight.

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Antiquity

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Antiquity

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah Pomeroy
1995 | EPUB | 3.72MB

What did women do in ancient Greece and Rome? Did Socrates' wife Xanthippe ever hear his dialogues on beauty and truth? How many many women actually read the histories of Herodotus and Thucydides? When pagan goddesses were as powerful as gods, why was the status of women generally so low? Why, in traditional histories, is half the population effectively invisible?

This unique and important book spans a period of 1500 years - from the fall of Troy to the death of Constantine. It examines all the available evidence - literary and archaeological - and reconstructs the lives of women from all classes of society.

Wisdom From The Ancients

Wisdom From The Ancients

Wisdom From The Ancients: Enduring Business Lessons From Alexander The Great, Julius Caesar, And The Illustrious Leaders Of Ancient Greece And Rome by Thomas J Figueira, T Corey Brennan, Rachel Hall Sternberg
2001 | EPUB | 5.06MB

Ancient Greece, the culture that brought us democracy, philosophy, comedy and tragedy, and the Olympic Games, and ancient Rome, best known for its military prowess, technological achievements, and imperial administration, are justly renowned for their contributions to Western civilization.

Wisdom from the Ancients brings alive for today's managers the timeless insights of such larger-than-life figures as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Trajan, Pericles, and dozens of other colorful and enigmatic leaders. Through direct quotations of ancient texts, engaging commentary, and period art, the authors illuminate the strategies and tactics that have withstood the test of time-from leadership and delegation to managing conflict to effective and persuasive communication.

Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings

Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings by A G Mohan, Ganesh Mohan
2010 | EPUB | 1.1MB

Here is a personal tribute to "the father of modern yoga" Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), written by one of his longtime disciples. Krishnamacharya was a renowned Indian yoga master, Ayurvedic healer, and scholar who modernized yoga practice and whose students—including B. K. S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois, T. K. V. Desikachar, and Indra Devi—dramatically popularized yoga in the West.

In this book, the author, A. G. Mohan, a well-respected yoga teacher and yoga therapist, draws on his own memories and Krishnamacharya's diaries and recorded material, to present a fascinating view of the man and his teachings, and Mohan's own warm and inspiring relationship with the master. This portrait of the great teacher is a compelling and informative read for yoga teachers and students who truly want to understand the source of their tradition and practice.

PSYCH-K: The Missing Peace In Your Life [2nd Edition]

PSYCH-K: The Missing Peace In Your Life [2nd Edition]

PSYCH-K: The Missing Peace In Your Life [2nd Edition] by Robert M Williams
2004 | AZW3 | 269.05KB

Your reality is created by your “beliefs.” These beliefs, usually subconscious, are often the result of lifelong “programming,” and represent a powerful influence on human behavior. Studies in neuroscience indicate that as much as 95% of our consciousness is actually subconscious. It’s the subconscious mind that is the store-house for our attitudes, values, and beliefs.

It is from our beliefs that we form perceptions about the world and ourselves, and from these perceptions we develop behaviors. Usually, it is self-defeating behaviors we wish to change. Often the most effective way to change a behavior is to change the subconscious belief(s) that support it. Based on years of split-brain research, also known as Brain Dominance Theory, PSYCH-K provides a variety of ways to quickly identify and transform beliefs that “sabotage” you into beliefs that “support” you, in any area of your life. Many people harbor self-sabotaging subconscious beliefs in the areas of financial prosperity, self-worth, health and body issues such as weight loss, as well as relationships and career.

This book will help the reader discover; why you don't always do the right thing, even when you know the right thing to do; why trying smarter is better than trying harder; and why changihng yourself can change the world. The book is a companion to the PSYCH-K experiential workshops where participants learn specific techniques for changing self-limiting beliefs. The book provides the foundational philosophy and science behind this revolutionary process.

Corporate Confidential

Corporate Confidential

Corporate Confidential: 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know---and What to Do About Them by Cynthia Shapiro
2005 | EPUB | 200.6KB

Cynthia Shapiro is a former Human Resources executive who's pulling back the curtain on the way that companies really work. In Corporate Confidential, she unmasks startling truths and what you can do about them, including:

  • There's no right to free speech in the workplace.
  • Age discrimination exists.
  • Why being too smart is not too smart.
  • Human Resources is not there to help you, but to protect the company from you.
  • And forty-five more!

Cynthia Shapiro pulls no punches, giving readers an inside look at a secret world of hidden agendas they would never normally see. A world of insider information and insights that can save a career!

Etsy-preneurship

Etsy-preneurship

Etsy-preneurship: Everything You Need to Know to Turn Your Handmade Hobby into a Thriving Business by Jason Malinak
2012 | EPUB | 4.8MB

Turn your handmade hobby into a thriving business.

Most Etsy sellers are confident in their crafting and artistic capabilities. However, many need guidance on the business-related intricacies of starting and maintaining a successful Etsy business. Etsy-preneurship helps existing and potential Etsy sellers understand the business fundamentals needed to become a small business owner on Etsy, including taxes, bookkeeping, marketing, finances, administrative tasks, daily operations, legal requirements, business plans, and improving your business skills. This book will help you make the jump from enjoying your handmade/craft/art hobby to running a profitable business.

  • Etsy-preneurship offers step-by-step advice on what it takes to bring in extra income or even one day run a full-time business on Etsy
  • Outlines the basic business skills and knowledge you need to run a business on Etsy
  • Explains how Etsy makes entrepreneurship attainable for everyone

Each chapter even includes a downloadable business spreadsheet tool to help you put the steps into action. This book empowers Etsy sellers to turn their handmade hobby into a thriving business by employing foundational business concepts.

On the Origin of Objects

On the Origin of Objects

On the Origin of Objects by Brian Cantwell Smith
1996 | EPUB | 1.39MB

On the Origin of Objects is the culmination of Brian Cantwell Smith's decade-long investigation into the philosophical and metaphysical foundations of computation, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science. Based on a sustained critique of the formal tradition that underlies the reigning views, he presents an argument for an embedded, participatory, "irreductionist," metaphysical alternative. Smith seeks nothing less than to revise our understanding not only of the machines we build but also of the world with which they interact.

Smith's ambitious project begins as a search for a comprehensive theory of computation, able to do empirical justice to practice and conceptual justice to the computational theory of mind. A rigorous commitment to these two criteria ultimately leads him to recommend a radical overhaul of our traditional conception of metaphysics.

Everything that exists - objects, properties, life, practice - lies Smith claims in the "middle distance," an intermediate realm of partial engagement with and partial separation from, the enveloping world. Patterns of separation and engagement are taken to underlie a single notion unifying representation and ontology: that of subjects' "registration" of the world around them.

Along the way, Smith offers many fascinating ideas: the distinction between particularity and individuality, the methodological notion of an "inscription error," an argument that there are no individuals within physics, various deconstructions of the type-instance distinction, an analysis of formality as overly disconnected ("discreteness run amok"), a conception of the boundaries of objects as properties of unruly interactions between objects and subjects, an argument for the theoretical centrality of reference preservation, and a theatrical, acrobatic metaphor for the contortions involved in the preservation of reference and resultant stabilization of objects. Sidebars and diagrams throughout the book help clarify and guide Smith's highly original and compelling argument.

Value Investing in Growth Companies

Value Investing in Growth Companies

Value Investing in Growth Companies: How to Spot High Growth Businesses and Generate 40% to 400% Investment Returns by Rusmin Ang, Victor Chng
2013 | EPUB | 3.35MB

How to apply the value investing model to today's high-growth Asian companies

This revised edition of Value Investing in Growth Companies serves as a step-by-step guide that lets investors combine the value investing and growth investing models to find excellent investment opportunities in emerging Asian companies. Though these two investing styles are very different, the authors' proprietary "jigsaw puzzle" model integrates them into a holistic investing approach that will help readers enjoy the kind of extraordinary results that investors like Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch built their fortunes on. This model focuses on four vital criteria that, when combined, pinpoint excellent companies in which to invest. Those criteria are: simple business models, quality management, healthy financial numbers, and accurate valuation. This book shows investors how to find growth companies in Asia that combine these four criteria for nearly surefire profits.

  • Offers a sensible and stress-free investing strategy that is ideal for anyone looking for investment opportunities in fast-growing Asian countries
  • This revised edition includes new case studies focused specifically on Asian companies and their unique characteristics
  • Perfect for investors who want to focus on high-growth, small-cap companies that offer excellent potential returns

Guests of the Ayatollah [Audiobook]

Guests of the Ayatollah [Audiobook]

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam [Audiobook] by Mark Bowden
2006 | M4B + MOBI | 9 hrs 56 mins | 222.92MB

From the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down comes a riveting, definitive chronicle of the Iran hostage crisis.

On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamist students, inspired by revolutionary Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran. They took 52 Americans hostage and kept nearly all of them captive 444 days.

The Iran hostage crisis was a watershed moment in American history. It was America's first showdown with Islamic fundamentalism, a confrontation at the forefront of American policy to this day. It was also a powerful dramatic story that captivated the American people, launched yellow-ribbon campaigns, made celebrities of the hostage's families, and crippled the reelection campaign of President Jimmy Carter.

Mark Bowden tells this sweeping story through the eyes of the hostages, their radical, naive captors, the soldiers sent on the impossible mission to free them, and the diplomats working to end the crisis. Taking listeners from the Oval Office to the hostages' cells, Guests of the Ayatollah is a remarkably detailed, brilliantly re-created, and suspenseful account of a crisis that gripped and ultimately changed the world.

The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War [Second Edition]

The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War [Second Edition]

The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War [Second Edition] by Martin Gilbert
2009 | EPUB | 68.92MB

In The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War, Martin Gilbert graphically charts the war’s political, military, economic and social history through 257 illuminating maps. The atlas covers all the major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945.

Focusing on the human – and inhuman – aspects of the war, The Routledge Atlas of the Second World War includes examination of:

  • military, naval and air campaigns on all the war fronts
  • the war on land, at sea and in the air
  • the economic and social aspects of the war
  • the global nature of the war, in armed combat and in suffering
  • the impact of the war on civilians, both under occupation, and as deportees and refugees
  • the aftermath of the war: post-war political and national boundaries; war graves; and the human cost of the war on every continent.

This paperback edition includes several updates to existing maps, as well as ten new maps, specially drawn for this edition. The new maps include examinations of Japanese- American and African- American soldiers serving with the United States Army, British women special agents, Belgium at War, and the German occupation of the Channel Islands.

Voices of History

Voices of History

Voices of History: Historic Recordings from the British Library Sound Archive
2004 | MP3 VBR V0 + PDF Booklet | 2 hrs 31 mins | 212.8MB
  • Includes very famous figures from history, including Churchill, Gandhi and King George V
  • With early examples from the beginning of sound recording, including one of Florence Nightingale
  • A perrenial bestseller

Hear the voices that made history! This two-CD set features historic recordings of some of the most famous and influential people active from the early days of sound recording to the middle of the 20th century. 40 speakers are represented, covering politics, women's rights, commerce and economics, royalty, religion and society.

Track listing

DISC ONE
1. To Edison from Colonel Gouraud, introducing Mr. Gladstone - the phonograph's salutation - Williams Ewart Gladstone
2. Speech on the Budget - Herbert Henry Asquith
3. Speech on the Budget - David Lloyd George
4. Labour - Thomas Woodrow Wilson
5. In Memory of Comrade Yakov Mikhailovich, Chairman of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee - Vladimir Ilich Lenin
6. Saint Patrick's Day Address - Eamon DeValera
7. Labour Party 1929 Election. Pt. 1 Unemployment - James Ramsay MacDonald
8. Address by the Prime Minister at the Empire Rally of Youth - Stanley Baldwin
9. Speech to the Mexican People - Leon Trotsky
10. Speech in Königsberg - Adolf Hitler
11. Prime Minister's Speech at Heston Airport on His Return from Munich, Sept. 30th, 1938 - Arthur Neville Chamberlain
12. This Was Their Finest Hour - Winston Churchill
13. Radio Broadcast to the Soviet People - Joseph Stalin
14. Address to the Congress of the Us - Franklin D. Roosevelt
15. Speech at the Opening Assembly of the United Nations - Clement Richard Attlee
16. Suffrage of Women - Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
17. Politics and the Home - Margaret Wintringham
18. Woman's Opportunity - Margaret Grace Bondfield
19. New Outlook for Women - Katharine Ramsey
20. Nancy Astor Lays Foundation Stone/Women Against the War/Women demand equal compensation - Nancy Witcher Astor

DISC TWO 1. Gospel of Wealth - Andrew Carnegie
2. Land and Labour - Josiah Wedgwood
3. Future of British Industry - Thomas James Macnamara
4. Return to Prospoerity and How the League of Nations Is Helping - James Arthur Salter
5. Message to the Empire - George V
6. Abdication Speech - Edward VIII
7. Broadcast Message to Children - Princess Elizabeth
8. Message Broadcast on D-Day 6th June 1944 - George VI
9. Speech on Education - Francis Bourne
10. Jewish Homeland - Herbert "Louis" Samuel
11. Relevance of Christianity - Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard
12. His Spiritual Message to the World - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
13. My Message to the World of Islam - Aga Khan III
14. In Aid of the Light Brigade Relief Fund - Florence Nightingale
15. Don't Forget - William Booth
16. Address to Boy Scouts - Robert Baden-Powell
17. Social and Humanitarian Work of the League of Nations - Rachel Eleanor Crowdy
18. Toc H Festival Speech - Philip Thomas Byard Clayton
19. Speech at European Congress on Nuclear Disarment - Bertrand Russell