Puzzles from Other Worlds
30 August 2013, 16:23
1984 | PDF | 5.3MB
Why did Lieutenant Flarp refuse to spin the coin? Can a polybug have seven edges? What convinced Ada that she was in another universe? Brimming with conundrums like the above, and peopled by such bizarre characters as Dr Moreau, tethere purple-pebble eaters, and the not-so-intelligent race of three-eyed humanoids who inhabit the planet Chromo, Martin Gardner's latest collections of science-fiction puzzles will keep the reader amused and engrossed for many hours.
Each of the tales contains a challenging puzzle involving logic, wordplay, palindromes, geometry, probability, or magic numbers. Every puzzle leads to a second and related puzzle, which in turn leads to a third, and sometimes a fourty, and the answers on all four levels are listed at the back of the book. Written by a master puzzle-maker, this is an irresistible book for both science-fiction and puzzle fans.
Leadership the Hard Way
30 August 2013, 16:00
2008 | PDF | 635.88KB
Few subjects have captivated the business world in recent years more than leadership. Yet at the very moment we are seeing so many efforts to teach leadership, we are also experiencing widespread and continuous failures of leadership—and not just in business but in politics, education, and other institutions of modern society. The reason for this disconnect, says Dov Frohman, is that most of the conventional wisdom about leadership today is, while not wrong exactly, surprisingly irrelevant to the true challenges and dilemmas of leading in today's world. While so many of the articles, books, and programs on the subject maintain that leadership is largely a matter of technique or a set of skills that can be taught, Frohman believes that precisely the opposite is the case: learning how to lead is more in the nature of cultivating personal wisdom than it is of acquiring technical skills.
In this book, Frohman—iconoclastic innovator and founder of Intel Israel—and coauthor Robert Howard present a method of living and working that can truly facilitate the learning of leadership. Their method shows how to go against the current, fight conventional wisdom, and embrace the unexpected. It is about trusting oneself and valuing?intuition, principles, and imagination as much as hard skills and analysis. Frohman combines his counterintuitive ideas with experiences from his own background—from hiding out during the Nazi occupation of Holland as a child to becoming a leading innovator in the semiconductor industry—to show how readers can build their own leadership abilities. A leader's values and personality, he ultimately reveals, are the only sure source of stability in a world of continuous change.
Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor
30 August 2013, 15:55
2008 | PDF | 679.83KB
In Transparency, the authors–a powerhouse trio in the field of leadership–look at what conspires against "a culture of candor" in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness. They explore the lightning-rod concept of "transparency"–which has fast become the buzzword not only in business and corporate settings but in government and the social sector as well.
Together Bennis, Goleman, and O'Toole explore why the containment of truth is the dearest held value of far too many organizations and suggest practical ways that organizations, their leaders, their members, and their boards can achieve openness. After years of dedicating themselves to research and theory, at first separately, and now jointly, these three leadership giants reveal the multifaceted importance of candor and show what promotes transparency and what hinders it. They describe how leaders often stymie the flow of information and the structural impediments that keep information from getting where it needs to go. This vital resource is written for any organization–business, government, and nonprofit–that must achieve a culture of candor, truth, and transparency.
TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections
30 August 2013, 15:50
2011 | MOBI | 873.69KB
A fresh, effective, and enduring way to lead—starting with your next interaction.
Most leaders feel the inevitable interruptions in their jam-packed days are troublesome. But in TouchPoints, Conant and Norgaard argue that these—and every point of contact with other people—are overlooked opportunities for leaders to increase their impact and promote their organization's strategy and values. Through previously untold stories from Conant's tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company and Norgaard's vast consulting experience, the authors show that a leader's impact and legacy are built through hundreds, even thousands, of interactive moments in time. The good news is that anyone can develop "TouchPoint" mastery by focusing on three essential components: head, heart, and hands.
TouchPoints speaks to the theory and craft of leadership, promoting a balanced presence of rational, authentic, active, and wise leadership practices. Leadership mastery in the smallest and otherwise ordinary moments can transform aimless activity in individuals and entropy in organizations into focused energy—one magical moment at a time.
Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide
30 August 2013, 15:46
2008 | PDF | 1.17MB
Based on Bill George’s bestselling book True North, this personal guide offers leaders a comprehensive method for identifying their unique “True North.” The book offers methods for personal reflection and includes targeted exercises that help leaders hone in on the purpose of their leadership and developing their authentic leadership skills.
Hostage at the Table
30 August 2013, 15:40
2006 | PDF | 1.01MB
George Kohlrieser—an international leadership professor, consultant, and veteran hostage negotiator—explains that it is only by openly facing conflict that we can truly progress through the most difficult business challenges. In this provocative book, he reveals how the proven techniques and psychological insights used in hostage negotiation can be applied successfully to any personal or business relationship. Step by step, he outlines the seven key factors that anyone can use to remove the blocks that stand in the way of resolving tough problems and shows how business leaders, in particular, can develop and access the skills they need to create trust and a positive mind-set in their companies.
30 August 2013, 15:38
2006 | PDF | 1.29MB
Moral Leadership brings together in one comprehensive volume essays from leading scholars in law, leadership, psychology, political science, and ethics to provide practical, theoretical policy guidance. The authors explore key questions about moral leadership such as:
- How do leaders form, sustain, and transmit moral commitments?
- Under what conditions are those processes most effective?
- What is the impact of ethics officers, codes, training programs, and similar initiatives?
- How do standards and practices vary across context and culture?
- What can we do at the individual, organizational, and societal level to foster moral leadership?
Throughout the book, the contributors identify what people know, and only think they know, about the role of ethics in key decision-making positions. The essays focus on issues such as the definition and importance of moral leadership and the factors that influence its exercise, along with practical strategies for promoting ethical behavior. Moral Leadership addresses the dynamics of moral leadership, with particular emphasis on major obstacles that stand in its way: impaired judgment, self-interest, and power. Finally, the book explores moral leadership in a variety of contexts?business and the professions, nonprofit organizations, and the international arena.
The Age of Heretics
30 August 2013, 15:35
2008 | PDF | 2.87MB
In this second edition of his bestselling book, author Art Kleiner explores the nature of effective leadership in times of change and defines its importance to the corporation of the future. He describes a heretic as a visionary who creates change in large-scale companies, balancing the contrary truths they can’t deny against their loyalty to their organizations.
The Age of Heretics reveals how managers can get stuck in counterproductive ways of doing things and shows why it takes a heretical point of view to get past the deadlock and move forward.
The Art of Followership
30 August 2013, 15:24
2008 | PDF | 1.62MB
The Art of Followership puts dynamic leader-follower interaction at the forefront of discussion. It examines the multiple roles followers play and their often complex relationship to leaders. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners from the burgeoning field of leadership/followership studies, this groundbreaking book outlines how followers contribute to effective leadership and to organizations overall.
Drawing from various disciplines?from philosophy, to psychology and management, to education?the book defines followership and its myriad meanings. The Art of Followership explores the practice and research that promote positive followership and reveals the part that followers play in setting the standards and formulating the culture and policies of the group.
The contributors include new models of followership and explore fresh perspectives on the contributions that followers make to groups, organizations, societies, and leaders. The book also explores the most current research on followership and includes insights and perspectives on the future of leader-follower relationships.
The Corporate Culture Survival Guide
30 August 2013, 15:21
2009 | PDF | 2.08MB
The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate culture.
This is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it's important, how to evaluate your organization's culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real-world case studies. This new edition reflects the massive changes in the business world over the past ten years, exploring the influence of globalization, new technology, and mergers on culture and organization change. New case examples help illustrate the principals at work and bring focus to emerging issues in international, nonprofit, and government organizations as well as business. Organized around the questions that change agents most often ask, this new edition of the classic book will help anyone from line managers to CEOs assess their culture and make it more effective.
- Offers a new edition of a classic work with a focus on practitioners
- Includes new case examples and information on globalization, the effects of technology, and managerial competencies
- Covers the basics on changing culture and includes a wealth of practical advice
The Three Laws of Performance
30 August 2013, 15:02
2011 | PDF | 1.08MB
A proven system for rallying all of an organizations' employees around a new vision and ideas for making the vision stick.
When something at work isn't going smoothly, managers struggle with what part of the problem to tackle first. Do they start with cost reduction? Or should they go for process improvements first? The authors—who have helped hundreds of companies and individuals change and improve—say spend time and money adjusting the systems in which people operate, rather than targeting people and their performance directly. The authors show that it's in fact possible to change everything at once—with a focus on making such transformations permanent and repeatable.
- Brand-new Introduction written for the paperback edition
- Filled with illustrative examples from Northrup Grumman, BHP-Billiton, Reebok, Harvard Business School, and many others
- Two experts in the field show how to make major transformations happen
The book outlines a process for engaging all employees to buy-in to an improved vision of an organization's new and improved future.
Career Imprints: Creating Leaders Across An Industry
30 August 2013, 14:58
2005 | PDF | 5.02MB
Based on her research of 800 biotechnology companies and 3,200 biotechnology executives, Harvard Business School professor Monica Higgins discovered that one firm—Baxter—was the breeding ground for today's most successful biotechnology ventures. This phenomena of one organization spawning an industry has also been seen in the high-tech (Hewlett-Packard) and semiconductor (Fairchild) industries . However, until now there has been no suitable explanation of why and how these organizations were able to create the next generation of industry leaders.
Career Imprints shows why Baxter was so successful in spawning senior executives and offers an understanding of what it takes for an organization to produce leaders that will dominate an industry for years to come. In this important book, Higgins shows that an organization's "career imprint"—the result of company systems, structure, strategy, and culture—that employees take with them throughout their careers is the key to creating great leaders. By understanding these factors, staff, human resource executives, and CEOs can analyze their own organization's career imprint and develop leaders.
The book is filled with the compelling stories from the "Baxter Boys" alumni. These stories of their individual career paths provide a behind-the-scenes look at the processes and effects of career imprinting. Higgins illustrates different types of organizational career imprints by juxtaposing Baxter's entrepreneurial career imprint with the career imprints of other healthcare organizations—Merck, Johnson and Johnson, and Abbott.
Higgins focuses on the consequences of career imprints for industries, organizations, and individuals. She offers insight into the opportunities and pitfalls that open up to industries, organizations, and individuals with an understanding of career imprints.
Modern Japanese Prints: An Art Reborn
30 August 2013, 14:46
2012 | EPUB | 12.7MB
Western art-lovers and students of the Orient have long championed the glories of traditional Japanese art. Almost unknown to the West, however, a relatively new and most active school of Japanese artists has for three generations been turning out some of the most exciting work to appear on the world's artistic horizon in many years—the modern Japanese hanga, or block print. This book constitutes the first major discussion to be published in English of this important branch of contemporary art.
By far the most vitally creative group of artists working in Japan today, these print-makers are truly international in appeal. Although they owe much of their heritage to the famous ukiyoe techniques of the past, they depart from their forebears in at least two important respects. In the first place, whereas in the ancient ukiyoe tradition a print was the joint production of three men— the artist-designer, the artisan who carved the blocks, and the printer—these modern artists perform all these functions themselves, thus satisfying their demands for individual artistic expression at every step of the creative process. Another distinguishing feature of this artistic school is that its inspiration is derived neither solely from its own Japanese past nor solely from the West. Basically, using a traditional Japanese method, these artists have taken inspiration from the entire world to achieve a rare synthesis of East and West, of the old and the new.
This book carefully traces the history of the modern-print movement through detailed discussions of the life and work of twenty-nine of its most noteworthy and representative artists. It describes with understanding and sympathy the vicissitudes which the movement has undergone and the high artistic ideals which have motivated its members in spite of public apathy and the hostility of the traditionalists. In this labor of love, the author has spared no effort to explore and survey the entire field of modern printmaking. In addition to intensive research into the actual prints, he has also culled a body of fascinating biographical detail through personal interviews with the artists themselves, their friends, associates, and families. And he has carefully chosen, both for their own intrinsic worth and their representativeness, the 102 prints which are reproduced, giving both in the text and in an invaluable appendix full treatment to the sources of inspiration for the prints and to their actual techniques of production.
Life Drawing: How To Portray The Figure With Accuracy
30 August 2013, 14:45
2008 | EPUB | 10.05MB
Drawing from life has been an important source of expression and satisfaction for artists through the ages. Robert Barrett, master fine artist, instructor and university professor, re-creates his studio class on the pages of this book. Inside, you'll find a complete introduction to life drawing. You'll learn not only how to accurately portray the figure, but also how to bring life and personality to your drawing subjects.
Detailed lessons, including step-by-step demonstrations, cover the fundamentals of drawing and design. You'll learn:
- how to capture your subject's character
- the basics of figure anatomy, proportion and design
- how to use light and shadow to create form
- how to draw drapery and backgrounds
Barrett shows you how to achieve superb figure drawings - clothed and unclothed, male and female - filled with beauty and depth of expression. Find out what artists have always known - magnificent art comes from the life all around you!
Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present
30 August 2013, 14:44
2013 | PDF | 2.13MB
An engaging account of today’s contemporary art world that features original articles by leading international art historians, critics, curators, and artists, introducing varied perspectives on the most important debates and discussions happening around the world.
- Features a collection of all-new essays, organized around fourteen specific themes, chosen to reflect the latest debates in contemporary art since 1989
- Each topic is prefaced by an introduction on current discussions in the field and investigated by three essays, each shedding light on the subject in new and contrasting ways
- Topics include: globalization, formalism, technology, participation, agency, biennials, activism, fundamentalism, judgment, markets, art schools, and scholarship
- International in scope, bringing together over forty of the most important voices in the field, including Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, David Joselit, Michelle Kuo, Raqs Media Collective, and Jan Verwoert
- A stimulating guide that will encourage polemical interventions and foster critical dialogue among both students and art aficionados
Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed
30 August 2013, 14:41
2013 | EPUB | 124.48MB
Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art.
Art Made from Books is the definitive guide to this compelling art form, showcasing groundbreaking work by today's most showstopping practitioners. From Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Kylie Stillman, each portfolio celebrates the incredible creative diversity of the medium.
A preface by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn round out the collection. Presented in an unusual, tactile package with an exposed spine, this is an essential addition to the libraries of book lovers and art aficionados.
Kaleidoscope Quilts: The Workbook
30 August 2013, 14:38
2010 | PDF | 24.26MB
Go 'behind the seams' with Paula Nadelstern and learn how to create stunning kaleidoscope quilts. Paula Nadelstern is one of the world's foremost art quilters. Best known for her stunning kaleidoscopic quilt designs, she recently had the honor of being the subject of the American Folk Art Museum's first one-person quilt exhibition. Now you too can learn to create stunning quilts just like Paula's.
Kaleidoscope Quilts is a superb workbook that goes 'behind the seams' so readers can learn about Paula's unique design approach, how she chooses fabrics, and her drafting and construction methods. It also introduces 22.5" wedges which can easily be used to increase the beauty and intricacy of your patterns. This volume also features 12 projects - each one makes an artistic 20" square kaleidoscope block - and a gallery of the quilts featured in her American Folk Art exhibition.
Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques
30 August 2013, 14:30
2013 | EPUB | 23.7MB
The Soap Queen, Anne-Marie Faiola, shows you how to make perfect cold-process soap that is better than what you can buy at the store! Simple instructions and great photography walk you through every step of 31 exciting recipes, making it easy to master the techniques you need and produce the soaps you want.
You'll find chapters on colors (neon, oxides, mica), molds (milk jugs, yogurt containers, pipes), food (pumpkin, coffee, beer, avocado, oatmeal), and building (embedding soap in soap, funnel pour, swirling). Faiola offers everything you need to make your own soap, safely and enjoyably.
30 August 2013, 14:22
PDF | 191.85MB
A collection of working paper models to cut out and make. This work shows in a step by step way how to obtain a large number of different kinds of movement using paper as the modelling material.
How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic
30 August 2013, 14:12
2011 | PDF | 6.42MB
Master the Art of Electronics Repair
In this hands-on guide, a lifelong electronics repair guru shares his tested techniques and invaluable insights. How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic shows you how to repair and extend the life of all kinds of solid-state devices, from modern digital gadgetry to cherished analog products of yesteryear.
You'll start by selecting the tools and test equipment you'll need and setting up your workbench. Then, you'll get familiar with components and how they form circuits, stages, and sections of a device. Next, you'll learn how to take a product apart, figure out what's wrong with it, replace components, and reassemble it. Real-world case studies help clarify the topics covered. Tips and tricks for specific devices, such as optical disc players, computers, and video recorders, are also included in this practical resource.
- Set up a workbench and equip it with tools and test instruments
- Ensure personal safety and avoid electrical and physical damage to devices
- Understand electrical units, circuits, and signals
- Use test equipment, including a digital multimeter, signal generator, frequency counter, and an oscilloscope
- Repair circuit boards and replace parts
- Work with components, from capacitors and ICs to transistors and zeners
- Learn to read block, schematic, and pictorial diagrams
- Disassemble devices and identify sections and stages
- Troubleshoot and diagnose to the component level
- Perform reverse-order reassembly
The Way of Men
30 August 2013, 13:55
2012 | EPUB | 230.98KB
What is masculinity?
When someone tells a man to be a man, they mean that there is a way to be a man. A man is not just a thing to be--it is also a way to be, a path to follow and a way to walk.
People are talking about "the end of men," "the decline of males," and the so-called "crisis of masculinity." There are many diagnoses for the troubles men face today, but the chattering class is short on solutions. They refuse to deal honestly with the differences between men and women, and fail to entertain the possibility that their vision of the future offers little of value to average males.
The Way of Men answers the question "What is masculinity?"
Donovan concludes that The Way of Men is the way of the primal survival gang. The simple, amoral, tactical virtues of the gang define our most basic conception of manliness. The "crisis of masculinity" is really a timeless push-and-pull between masculinity and civilization. The world has changed more than men have, and the security and luxury of modernity have put us conflict with our own natures. The path back to honor for men may be through a new dark age.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening
30 August 2013, 13:43
2013 | PDF | 4.78MB
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems.
The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.
Survival Wisdom & Know How
30 August 2013, 13:40
2007 | EPUB | 45.3MB
Survival Wisdom is a large-scale practical guide, jam-packed with information on every aspect of outdoor life and adventure.
Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the most complete, all-in-one volume on every aspect of outdoor adventure and survival ever, from orienteering to campfire cooking to ice climbing and beyond. Culled from dozens of respected books from Stackpole, the industry's leader in outdoor adventure, this massive collection of wilderness know-how leaves absolutely nothing to chance when it comes to surviving and thriving in the wilderness—and appreciating every minute of it.
Topics include Building Outdoor Shelter, Tracking Animals, Winter Camping, Tying Knots, Orienteering, Reading the Weather, Identifying Edible Plants and Berries, Surviving in the Desert, Bird Watching, Fishing and Ice Fishing, Hunting and Trapping, Canoeing, Kayaking, and White Water Rafting, First Aid, Wild Animals, Cookery, and much more. Useful illustrations and photos throughout make it easy to browse and use. With contributions by the experts at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) as well as the editors of Stackpole's Discover Nature series, Survival Wisdom & Know-How is the definitive, must-have reference for the great outdoors.
The Ultimate Man's Survival Guide
30 August 2013, 13:39
2013 | MOBI | 2.28MB
Do you know how to fight off an alligator? Throw a four-seam fastball? Mix the perfect martini? How about Ben Franklin’s 13 Rules of Improvement? Learn all this and more in the new expanded edition of Frank Miniter’s New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide.
Broken into seven sections—survivor, provider, athlete, hero,romantic, cultured man, and philosopher—Miniter teaches guys the skills,attitudes, and philosophies they need to be the ultimate man.
Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks
30 August 2013, 13:33
2013 | EPUB | 6.74MB
A practical guide to raising and hunting healthy whitetails.
Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks provides a detailed plan that will help deer managers produce mature bucks and keep them on their land. In this hands-on guide, which can be used throughout North America, deer managers learn what to plant and when to plant it, how to use surveillance cameras smartly and effectively, how to put your plan into action on a month-by-month basis, where to strategically place stands on your land, the critical importance of how to plan and build productive waterholes, and much more.
The author shares his own experiences as a renowned whitetail authority and the owner and operator of Bluff Country Outfitters, with month-by-month plans for careful land management. More than 175 photos included in this book show bucks throughout the year and illustrate land administration practices. After reading Growing & Hunting Quality Bucks, you’ll have all the tools you need to cultivate world-class whitetails.
The Complete Guide to Hunting [Revised Edition]
30 August 2013, 13:29
2008 | EPUB | 28.84MB
Make the most of your time in the field.
Whether heading into the field after a favorite game animal or pursuing a species for the first time, hunters want as much information as possible to make the hunt successful. This book provides tips and techniques for hunting more than 28 species of big game, small game, upland birds, turkeys and waterfowl.
More than 300 photos and illustrations discuss choosing a bow or firearm; planning a hunt; scouting; hunting strategies such as still-hunting, stalking, using hunting dogs, driving, flushing and more.
The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food
30 August 2013, 13:25
2011 | EPUB | 3.91MB
Hunting deer is the most inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. Even if you’ve never held a gun before, author Jackson Landers can show you how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home.
He addresses everything a new hunter needs to know: how to choose the correct rifle and ammunition, how to hunt effectively and safely, and what to do if something goes wrong. He includes chapters on field dressing and butchering after the kill, recipes for using the meat, and a chapter on the politics and psychology of hunting.
Whether you hunt to be more self-sufficient, to eat the safest and most nutritious meat possible, to protect the environment, or to save money, this book is the perfect guide.
1001 Hunting Tips
30 August 2013, 13:20
2010 | EPUB | 81.2MB
No matter how skilled a hunter you are right now, novice or expert, 1001 Hunting Tips will make you better. Author and outdoorsman Lamar Underwood offers words of wisdom on this adrenaline-filled sport and has put together a timeless guide on how to improve your hunting techniques. Within these pages are precious nuggets of hunting lore and wisdom proven in the field.
From deer stands to duck blinds to spruce forests and mountain ranges where bear and moose roam, be assured that 1001 Hunting Tips is a solid guide that will help you be the finest hunter for every minute spent out on the field. Having bad luck trying to bag that whitetail buck you want so ardently? With 1001 Hunting Tips's special bonus coverage of whitetail deer hunting, you'll find tactics to fit every type of deer hunting terrain and situation'with gun and bow.
Upland game and bird and waterfowl hunters will find new, useful ideas that will make success in the field a regular occurrence. Big game hunters who heed the call of adventure will find advice and skills from those who have gone before. And, of course, guns and loads are covered in every aspect of hunting.
500 Deer Hunting Tips: Strategies, Techniques & Methods
30 August 2013, 12:54
2008 | EPUB | 19.01MB
One Simple Tip Can Bring You a Trophy!
This book gives whitetail hunters exactly what they're always looking for: that extra edge--whitetail hunters are always looking for that extra edge in outsmarting their prey. Short and to-the-point tips are just what many of them are looking for; 500 in one book is a great value. Approximately 150 of the tips are accompanied by detailed how-to photography.
Chapter topics include:
- Early-Season Scouting
- Locating Racked Bucks
- The Perfect Tree-Stand
- Scent Control
- Keeping a Low Profile
- Predicting the Pre-Rut
- Calling Strategies
- Locating Nocturnal Bucks
- Snow Tracking
- Hunting Around Water
- Hunting Bucks in the Snow
- Scouting the Post Season
Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Better Bow-Hunting
30 August 2013, 12:50
2011 | EPUB | 2.26MB
This 128-page guide provides expert information on becoming a better archery hunter and shooter, whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert. Featuring tips and secrets found only inside the pages of North Amerca's No. 1 whitetail magazine, Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Better Bowhunting is illustrated with instructional, eye-catching photography and tips that will make you a better shooter and hunter.
American Whitetail: Deer Hunting Tips and Resources
30 August 2013, 12:44
2011 | EPUB | 76.87MB
This comprehensive 'how to' book is for both the beginner and the experienced hunter, and contains hundreds of valuable tips, photos, and illustrations whether hunting with a bow, rifle, or muzzleloader. It explains the best methods for tracking and recovering a deer, and how to field dress, skin out, butcher, and package your venison for the freezer.
The book also details such deer-country hazards as ticks and venomous snakes, reviews basic safety issues, and lists hundreds of resources for everything from outfitters and guides to hunting supplies. American Whitetail even includes a chapter on reaping the rewards of a successful hunt with twenty-five great venison recipes.
Whitetail Wisdom [Second Edition]
30 August 2013, 12:35
2005 | EPUB | 15.18MB
Become a better deer hunter now!
Don't have enough time to scout? Tired of always being in the wrong place at the wrong time? Having problems sealing the deal when a deer finally walks into range? Finally, a no-nonsense book that provides the information you need to become better woodsmen, marksmen and land stewards. This all-inclusive work, written by the editor of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine, reveals the tactics he has used to outsmart more than 100 whitetails in less than 10 years. His secret? Listen closely and learn from hunters who have one thing in common: a true obsession for whitetails and whitetail hunting. Organized in 12 concise chapters, this book provides a 12-step program that will speed up your deer hunting learning curve.
In Whitetail Wisdom you'll learn:
- How to scout less and hunt more
- How to think like a deer
- How to find public-land honey holes
- How to hunt small woodlots
- Hot to hunt big-wood bucks
- How to outsmart matriarch does
- How to hone your mental edge
Bonus coverage includes:
- Tips for fooling mature bucks
- Advanced blood-trailing tactics
- Expert insights on today's top hunting gear
- Strategies to make you a better archer and rifleman
More than 150 photos and illustrations will help you get off the sidelines and jump on the whitetail fast track!
Anthology Of Classical Myth: Primary Sources in Translation
30 August 2013, 05:15
2004 | PDF | 5.79MB
This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks.
In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony, this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts composed between the Archaic Age and the fourth century A.D. Ancient interpretation of myth is represented here in selections from the allegorists Heraclitus, Cornutus and Fulgentius, the rationalists Palaephatus and Diodorus of Sicily, and the philosophers and historians Plato, Herodotus and Thucydides. Appendices treat evidence from inscriptions, papyri and Linear B tablets and include a thematic index, a mythological dictionary, and genealogies. A thoughtful Introduction supports students working with the primary sources and the other resources offered here; an extensive note to instructors offers suggestions on how to incorporate this book into their courses.
Sticks and Stones: The Philosophy of Insults
30 August 2013, 05:13
2009 | PDF | 3.34MB
"Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." This schoolyard rhyme projects an invulnerability to verbal insults that sounds good but rings false. Indeed, the need for such a verse belies its own claims. For most of us, feeling insulted is a distressing-and distressingly common-experience.
In Sticks and Stones, philosopher Jerome Neu probes the nature, purpose, and effects of insults, exploring how and why they humiliate, embarrass, infuriate, and wound us so deeply. What kind of injury is an insult? Is it determined by the insulter or the insulted? What does it reveal about the character of both parties as well as the character of society and its conventions? What role does insult play in social and legal life? When is telling the truth an insult? Neu draws upon a wealth of examples and anecdotes-as well as a range of views from Aristotle and Oliver Wendell Holmes to Oscar Wilde, John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, and many others-to provide surprising answers to these questions. He shows that what we find insulting can reveal much about our ideas of character, honor, gender, the nature of speech acts, and social and legal conventions. He considers how insults, both intentional and unintentional, make themselves felt-in play, Freudian slips, insult humor, rituals, blasphemy, libel, slander, and hate speech. And he investigates the insult's extraordinary power, why it can so quickly destabilize our sense of self and threaten our moral identity, the very center of our self-respect and self-esteem.
Entertaining, humorous, and deeply insightful, Sticks and Stones unpacks the fascinating dynamics of a phenomenon more often painfully experienced than clearly understood.
Minima Moralia: Reflections from Damaged Life
30 August 2013, 05:10
2006 | PDF | 57.67MB
A reflection on everyday existence in the ‘sphere of consumption of late Capitalism’, this work is Adorno’s literary and philosophical masterpiece.
Although the Frankfurt School enjoyed some popularity in the US during the 1960s, its greatest writer never gained a following. Read this book and you may understand why: Adorno's thought is dense, allusive, and difficult to assimilate. It assumes quite some background in European, and especially German, intellectual history.
The right reader, however, will find Minima Moralia a tightly written, polished masterpiece. It is essentially a series of aphorisms in the style of Nietzsche. Adorno blends sharp observations about daily life in the 20th century with choice gleanings from philosophy, literature and history. The result is a unique work of cultural criticism that defies characterization or summary.Almost every sentence of Minima Moralia contains a devastating insight into modern culture. Must reading for anyone who cares about Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud, and all related strands of thought.
The History of Continental Philosophy [8 Vols Set]
30 August 2013, 05:07
2011 | PDF | 12.19MB
From Kant to Kierkegaard, from Hegel to Heidegger, continental philosophers have indelibly shaped the trajectory of Western thought since the eighteenth century. Although much has been written about these monumental thinkers, students and scholars lack a definitive guide to the entire scope of the continental tradition. The most comprehensive reference work to date, this eight-volume The History of Continental Philosophy will both encapsulate the subject and reorient our understanding of it. Beginning with an overview of Kant’s philosophy and its initial reception, the History traces the evolution of continental philosophy through major figures as well as movements such as existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and poststructuralism. The final volume outlines the current state of the field, bringing the work of both historical and modern thinkers to bear on such contemporary topics as feminism, globalization, and the environment. Throughout, the volumes examine important philosophical figures and developments in their historical, political, and cultural contexts.
The first reference of its kind, The History of Continental Philosophy has been written and edited by internationally recognized experts with a commitment to explaining complex thinkers, texts, and movements in rigorous yet jargon-free essays suitable for both undergraduates and seasoned specialists. These volumes also elucidate ongoing debates about the nature of continental and analytic philosophy, surveying the distinctive, sometimes overlapping characteristics and approaches of each tradition. Featuring helpful overviews of major topics and plotting road maps to their underlying contexts, The History of Continental Philosophy is destined to be the resource of first and last resort for students and scholars alike.
Worldviews [Second Edition]
30 August 2013, 05:04
2010 | PDF | 2.06MB
Updated throughout and with three entirely new chapters, Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science, Second Edition furthers its reputation as the definitive introductory text on the historical developments and philosophical issues that inform our scientific view of the world around us.
- Represents an innovative introduction to the history and philosophy of science, designed especially for those coming to the subject for the first time
- Updated new edition features the addition of chapters focusing on scientific laws, evolutionary theory, and implications of evolution
- Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themes that have impacted our scientific view of the world around us
- Analyzes the transitions from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldview to a new and currently developing worldview
- Explores challenges to the Western scientific worldview brought on by recent discoveries
Schrödinger's Killer App
30 August 2013, 05:02
2013 | PDF | 11.15MB
The race is on to construct the first quantum code breaker, as the winner will hold the key to the entire Internet. From international, multibillion-dollar financial transactions to top-secret government communications, all would be vulnerable to the secret-code-breaking ability of the quantum computer.
Written by a renowned quantum physicist closely involved in the U.S. government’s development of quantum information science, Schrödinger’s Killer App: Race to Build the World’s First Quantum Computer presents an inside look at the government’s quest to build a quantum computer capable of solving complex mathematical problems and hacking the public-key encryption codes used to secure the Internet. The "killer application" refers to Shor’s quantum factoring algorithm, which would unveil the encrypted communications of the entire Internet if a quantum computer could be built to run the algorithm. Schrödinger’s notion of quantum entanglement—and his infamous cat—is at the heart of it all.
The book develops the concept of entanglement in the historical context of Einstein’s 30-year battle with the physics community over the true meaning of quantum theory. It discusses the remedy to the threat posed by the quantum code breaker: quantum cryptography, which is unbreakable even by the quantum computer. The author also covers applications to other important areas, such as quantum physics simulators, synchronized clocks, quantum search engines, quantum sensors, and imaging devices. In addition, he takes readers on a philosophical journey that considers the future ramifications of quantum technologies.
Interspersed with amusing and personal anecdotes, this book presents quantum computing and the closely connected foundations of quantum mechanics in an engaging manner accessible to non-specialists. Requiring no formal training in physics or advanced mathematics, it explains difficult topics, including quantum entanglement, Schrödinger’s cat, Bell’s inequality, and quantum computational complexity, using simple analogies.
The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation
30 August 2013, 04:53
2013 | PDF | 4.39MB
The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and, more recently, management science and economics. In this book, John E. Mayfield elegantly synthesizes core concepts from multiple disciplines to offer a new approach to understanding how evolution works and how complex organisms, structures, organizations, and social orders can and do arise based on information theory and computational science.
Intended for the intellectually adventuresome, this book challenges and rewards readers with a nuanced understanding of evolution and complexity that offers consistent, durable, and coherent explanations for major aspects of our life experiences. Numerous examples throughout the book illustrate evolution and complexity formation in action and highlight the core function of computation lying at the work's heart.
30 August 2013, 04:51
2013 | EPUB | 27.75MB
Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology.
Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world.
The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder
30 August 2013, 04:45
2009 | PDF | 16.16MB
Get instant access to thousands of common Spanish phrases.
As you know it is next to impossible to deduce the Spanish equivalents of common English phrases such as "take a break" or "have an idea" using only a bilingual dictionary. That's where The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder comes in.
Containing 37,000 common phrases and idiomatic expressions in each language, The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder gives you invaluable guidance on phrase construction, along with a range of synonyms to choose from. Examples--including common proverbs and book and movie titles--provide you with vivid illustrations of how specific word combinations are used in everyday contexts in Spain and Latin America.
Engineers of Dreams: Great Bridge Builders
30 August 2013, 04:43
2010 | EPUB | 13.03MB
Petroski reveals the science and engineering--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting in the 1870s and continuing through the 1930s. It is the story of the men and women who built the St. Louis, the George Washington, and the Golden Gate bridges, drawing not only on their mastery of numbers but on their gifts for persuasion and self-promotion.
It is an account of triumphs and ignominious disasters (including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which literally twisted itself apart in a high wind). And throughout this grandly engaging book, Petroski lets us see how bridges became the "symbols and souls" of our civilization, as well as testaments to their builders' vision, ingenuity, and perseverance.
The Story of England
30 August 2013, 04:41
2010 | EPUB | 25.95MB
The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering 750 years of village history are lodged at the college.
Building on this unique archive, and enlisting the help of the current inhabitants of Kibworth, with a village-wide archeological dig, with the first complete DNA profile of an English village and with use of local materials like family memorabilia, Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today.
The story of Kibworth is the story of England itself, a 'Who Do You Think You Are?' for the entire nation. It is the subject of a six-part BBC tv series to be shown in autumn 2010.
America's Constitution: A Biography
30 August 2013, 04:34
2006 | EPUB | 3.73MB
In America’s Constitution, one of this era’s most accomplished constitutional law scholars, Akhil Reed Amar, gives the first comprehensive account of one of the world’s great political texts. Incisive, entertaining, and occasionally controversial, this “biography” of America’s framing document explains not only what the Constitution says but also why the Constitution says it.
We all know this much: the Constitution is neither immutable nor perfect. Amar shows us how the story of this one relatively compact document reflects the story of America more generally. (For example, much of the Constitution, including the glorious-sounding “We the People,” was lifted from existing American legal texts, including early state constitutions.) In short, the Constitution was as much a product of its environment as it was a product of its individual creators’ inspired genius.
Despite the Constitution’s flaws, its role in guiding our republic has been nothing short of amazing. Skillfully placing the document in the context of late-eighteenth-century American politics, America’s Constitution explains, for instance, whether there is anything in the Constitution that is unamendable; the reason America adopted an electoral college; why a president must be at least thirty-five years old; and why–for now, at least–only those citizens who were born under the American flag can become president.
From his unique perspective, Amar also gives us unconventional wisdom about the Constitution and its significance throughout the nation’s history. For one thing, we see that the Constitution has been far more democratic than is conventionally understood. Even though the document was drafted by white landholders, a remarkably large number of citizens (by the standards of 1787) were allowed to vote up or down on it, and the document’s later amendments eventually extended the vote to virtually all Americans.
We also learn that the Founders’ Constitution was far more slavocratic than many would acknowledge: the “three fifths” clause gave the South extra political clout for every slave it owned or acquired. As a result, slaveholding Virginians held the presidency all but four of the Republic’s first thirty-six years, and proslavery forces eventually came to dominate much of the federal government prior to Lincoln’s election.
Ambitious, even-handed, eminently accessible, and often surprising, America’s Constitution is an indispensable work, bound to become a standard reference for any student of history and all citizens of the United States.
Retail in Detail [5th Edition]
30 August 2013, 04:04
2013 | EPUB | 1.94MB
Since it was first published, Retail in Detail has helped tens of thousands of retail business owners successfully start and run their businesses. It has established a reputation as a no-nonsense, down-to-earth guide for small retailers.
This fifth edition has been fully updated for today’s rapidly changing retail environment in the Internet age. A new chapter contains specific tips on using the Internet for marketing and two-way communication with customers. New sections cover becoming an e-tailer, including choosing a domain name, processing credit cards, shipping and receiving, and other Internet-specific issues. Brick-and-mortar retailers learn how to assess product vulnerability to competition from Internet businesses.
This essential reference contains many specific examples and case studies, based on the author’s experiences starting and successfully operating three retail stores and a bed and breakfast, as well as on the experiences of dozens of successful entrepreneurs. Worksheets can be used by beginning retailers to plan for and operate their business.
The Default Line
30 August 2013, 02:49
2013 | EPUB | 912.39KB
How can a banking system become so unregulated that it offers a gold credit card to a dog? For Channel 4's Economics Editor Faisal Islam, these are examples of nations, institutions, and individuals crossing the 'default line', the point at which the optimism of economic boom flips into fiscal madness.
Having exposed the Icelandic banking crisis, watched Lehman Bros crash, investigated emerging economies in India and China and interviewed a host of key international players from the Governor of the Bank of England to the head of the the Chinese sovereign wealth fund, Faisal Islam is the perfect guide to the global economic crisis.
Juxtaposing vivid anecdotes with high-level exclusive interviews and trenchant economic analysis, THE DEFAULT LINE is a really accessible way of understanding the economic shape of the contemporary world.
The Economist Audio Edition [August 31, 2013]
30 August 2013, 02:10
English | MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI + PDF | 6 hrs 59 min | 145.8MB
The audio edition contains word-for-word recordings of all articles published in The Economist, read by professional broadcasters and actors. It is ideal for anyone who wants to listen to articles while travelling, exercising or just relaxing.
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by "The Economist Newspaper Ltd" and edited in London. It has been in continuous publication since James Wilson established it in September 1843. As of summer 2007, its average circulation topped 1.2 million copies a week, about half of which are sold in North America. Consequently it is often seen as a transatlantic (as opposed to solely British) news source.
The aim of The Economist is "to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress."Subjects covered include international news, economics, politics, business, finance, science, technology, and the arts. The publication is targeted at the high-end "prestige" segment of the market and counts among its audience influential business and government decision-makers.
It takes a strongly argued editorial stance on many issues, especially its support for free trade and fiscal conservatism; it can thus be considered as a magazine which practises advocacy journalism.
Although The Economist calls itself a newspaper and refers to its staff as correspondents, it is printed in magazine form on glossy paper, like a newsmagazine.
Articles in this issue:
The world this week
- Politics this week
- Business this week
- Hit him hard
- Russia and the West
- Getting shirty with Vladimir
- Federal Reserve
- Choosing the chairman
- Banks in China
- Too big to hail
- Australia's election
- Lucky no more
- On Gibraltar, Europe's Roma, laziness, Page 3, Fresno, London, the outdoors, hobos, beer
- Attacking Syria
- Global cop, like it or not
- The military options
- The Tomahawks fly
- The history of chemical weapons
- The shadow of Ypres
- State politics
- Guns, gays, drugs and taxes in Colorado
- Utah's economy
- Busy bees
- Higher education
- Universities challenged
- Making law school cheaper
- For many, two years is plenty
- Maine's abrasive governor
- Front page LePage
- New Orleans
- Lawyers v drillers
- Tern limits
- The empathiser-in-chief
- Colombia's peace talks
- To the edge and back again
- Health care in Brazil
- Flying in doctors
- Brazil's foreign policy
- Freelance diplomacy
- Australia's general election
- Why Parramatta matters
- The Pacific islands
- Sea change
- The Maldives goes to the polls
- Yellow fever
- Electricity in Vietnam
- A heavy load
- Bad memories
- Bo Xilai's trial
- Going down fighting
- Big Vs and bottom lines
Middle East and Africa
- The Central African Republic
- Another failed state beckons
- The United Nations and Congo
- Raising the stakes
- Living standards in South Africa
- The dole toll
- Arab conspiracy theories
- Strange bedfellows
- Russia and the West
- Cold climate
- Racism in Italy
- Educating Cecile
- Portugal's economic recovery
- Between bail-outs
- Albania's new government
- Getting it together
- Norway's election
- A resurgent right
- Germany's televised debates
- Dog eats dog
- French holidays
- The hardworking Mr Hollande
- Back to school
- Correction: Merkel
- Road blocks
- Britain and Germany
- Merkel uber alles
- High-speed rail
- Playing sardines
- Tombstone blues
- Foreign investment
- Catching the Scots
- Mark Carney
- I mean what I say
- Bare necessities
- The parable of the Clyde
- Politics and humour
- The satirical verses
- Skewering dictators
- Laugh them out of power
- Honorary consuls
- A booming trade
- Entrepreneurs in Japan
- Time to get started
- Takafumi Horie's comeback
- Up, up and away
- Drug firms and cancer
- Lucrative lifesavers
- Microsoft and the PC industry
- European carmakers
- A heated row over coolants
- Iran's oil industry
- Dreaming of a new golden age
- Food companies and innovation
- Cultural revolution
- The entrepreneurial state
Finance and economics
- China's big banks
- Giant reality-check
- The Federal Reserve
- Dove v dove
- Women central bankers
- The unsteady march of diversity
- Crashing exchanges
- Code blue
- Global house prices
- Mixed messages
- Free exchange
- Horns of a trilemma
Science and technology
- Growing model brains
- An embryonic idea
- The origin of MERS
- Watching the detectives
- The lamentable lack of female professors
- Promotion and self-promotion
- Kopi Luwak
- Brown-gold blend
Books and arts
- The psychology of scarcity
- Days late, dollars short
- Islamic fundamentalism
- Stories of zealotry
- George Herbert
- Consciously fruitful
- New American fiction
- Come what may
- Family history and the Holocaust
- The pursuit of evil
- Dave Chappelle's comeback
- Funny man
- Elmore Leonard