Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed [EPUB]

Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed [EPUB]
Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed by Paula Rizzo
2015 | EPUB | 1.38MB

What do Madonna, Martha Stewart, John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres, Ben Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, and Johnny Cash have in common? Each is (or was) a list maker. These successful people, along with CEOs and successful entrepreneurs, all use lists to keep track of their ideas, thoughts, and tasks. Finding enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished and allow for some downtime can be a struggle. It's no wonder so many of us are stressed, overextended, and exhausted. More than half of all American employees feel overwhelmed, according to a study by the nonprofit Family and Work Institute. For the 54 percent of us who feel like we’re chasing our own tails, Listful Thinking is here to prove that it doesn't have to be that way. You can still find time to relax, read a good book, and do the things you love. Listful Thinking is the book that will give readers their lives back with indispensible tips on saving time, getting organized, improving productivity, saving money, and reducing stress.

The Germ Files: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life [EPUB]

The Germ Files: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life [EPUB]
The Germ Files: The Surprising Ways Microbes Can Improve Your Health and Life (and How to Protect Yourself from the Bad Ones) by Jason Tetro
2016 | EPUB | 2.28MB

SOME GERMS ARE OUT TO GET US. . . . But we shouldn’t let a delinquent, pathogenic minority taint our view of the other 99.9 per cent.

The microbes living on and inside us outnumber the cells in our bodies three to one. Many provide services on which our well-being, our moods, our very lives depend. They help to digest our food and operate the immune system. They trade information about potential mates when we kiss. They alert the brain to problems in different locations around the body. The balance of their populations in our gut is a crucial factor in our physical and mental health.

The effect of germs on our lives is not, however, a one-way street. We can help their efforts by the way we lead our lives.

The Germ Files is a one-stop source of the most up-to-date, life-changing information on our relationship with microbes, presented in concise and highly readable items grouped by theme. Areas covered include health, hygiene, sex, childcare, nutrition and dieting.

The Germ Files will answer your questions about everything from preventing flu to selecting probiotics, while constantly surprising you with revelations about the miraculous workings of the microscopic world.

The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body [EPUB]

The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body [EPUB]
The Naked Man: A Study of the Male Body by Desmond Morris
2012 | EPUB | 2.55MB

No life form has had a greater impact on this planet than the human male. What is it that has made his legacy so utterly distinct from that of all other life forms, including even the human female? Following on from the international success of The Naked Woman, Desmond Morris investigates this intriguing evolutionary success story. The Naked Man is a study of the masculine body from head to toe, examining biological features of the male anatomy in illuminating detail, and describing the many ways in which these features have been modified, suppressed or exaggerated by local customs and changes in social fashions. This is a natural history of man, viewing him as a fascinating specimen of a far from rare, but nevertheless endangered species.

As with its companion title, The Naked Man is written from a zoologist’s perspective and packed full of scientific fact, engaging anecdote and thought-provoking conclusions, including a controversial chapter examining male sexuality.

The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body [PDF]

The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body [PDF]
The Naked Woman: A Study of the Female Body by Desmond Morris
2005 | PDF | 11.73MB

Internationally bestselling author and world-famous human behaviorist Desmond Morris turns his attention to the female form, taking the reader on a guided tour of the female body from head to toe. Highlighting the evolutionary functions of various physiological traits, Morris's study explores the various forms of enhancement and constraint that human societies have developed in the quest for the perfect female form.

This is very much vintage Desmond Morris, delivered in his trademark voice: direct, clear, focused, and communicating what is often complex detail in simple language. In THE NAKED WOMAN, Desmond builds on his unrivalled experience as an observer of the human animal while tackling one of his most fascinating and challenging subjects to date.

Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language [EPUB]

Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language [EPUB]
Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language by Desmond Morris
2002 | EPUB | 6.8MB

Peoplewatching is the culmination of a career of watching people - their behaviour and habits, their personalities and their quirks. Desmond Morris shows us how people, consciously and unconsciously, signal their attitudes, desires and innermost feelings with their bodies and actions, often more powerfully than with their words.

A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization [EPUB]

A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization [EPUB]
A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization by John Perlin
2005 | EPUB | 8.45MB

A contemporary view of the effects of wood, as used for building and fuel, and of deforestation on the development of civilization.

Until the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wood has been the principal fuel and building material from the dawn of civilization. Its abundance or scarcity greatly shaped, as A Forest Journey ably relates, the culture, demographics, economy, internal and external politics, and technology of successive societies over the millennia.

The book's comprehensive coverage of the major role forests have played in human life--told with grace, fluency, imagination, and humor—gained it recognition as a Harvard Classic in Science and World History and as one of Harvard's "One-Hundred Great Books." Others receiving the honor include such luminaries as Stephen Jay Gould and E. O. Wilson.

Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet [TTC Video]

Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet [TTC Video]
Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet [TTC Video] by Eric G Strauss
Course No 1720 | AVI, XviD, 640x480 | MP3, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 36x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 6.75GB

Every plant, microorganism, and animal on Earth exists within an ecosystem: a complex network of interdependent relationships in which each individual strand is important and contributes to the success of the whole. Ecosystems, in turn, interact with one another to form the biosphere: the zone of life on our planet.

But these systems, so important to the world around us, are far from stable. Instead, ecosystems are constantly changed by the pressures of biological, geological, and physical forces. In addition, the rapid growth of human populations and their attendant technologies has created unprecedented forces of ecological change. Only when you look beyond the individual level and observe how populations of different species interact with themselves, with other species, and with their physical environment, as well as how they respond and adapt to change, can you fully understand how life truly works.

Now, with Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet, you can explore the rich interconnections that make up the great and fascinating web of life on Earth. In this compelling 36-lecture course, behavioral ecologist Eric G. Strauss of Boston College provides you with a comprehensive overview that is a hallmark of the study of ecology. With Professor Strauss as your guide, you'll investigate the remarkably complex workings of Earth's biosphere and learn about the myriad forces that shape the world's habitats, from the movement of water and nutrients within an ecosystem to the reproductive strategies employed by plants and animals around the world.

As you delve into the biosphere's intricate network of relationships, you develop a deeper appreciation of the rich complexity of the life around you. You'll also strengthen your understanding of some of the most important debates in current affairs, including questions of climate change, protection of endangered species, and alternative energy sources. Earth at the Crossroads exposes you to the science behind these debates, allowing you to develop your own opinions and back them up with the latest scientific evidence.

Examine Ecology's Most Intriguing Questions

The key to understanding and bringing to life these relationships lies in the field of ecology. A science that has come into its own during the modern era, ecology helps humans comprehend—and put into a more coherent perspective—the "big picture" of life on Earth.

In Earth at the Crossroads, you examine the same intriguing questions that ecologists themselves contemplate as they study life from this unique perspective:

  • What forces shape the living systems around us?
  • How do relationships like predation and competition affect communities of organisms?
  • What happens when a new organism is introduced into an environment?
  • How does climate change affect plants and animals in a single ecosystem—or even the world at large?

And perhaps the most crucial question of all:

What role do you as a member of Earth's living community play, and how can you use your understanding of these complex patterns to ensure that you and your fellow organisms survive and thrive?

The field of ecology is an applied science whose impact can be felt in a range of areas. The knowledge gained from the study of Earth's living systems has allowed us to

  • conserve endangered habitats,
  • more wisely manage our natural resources,
  • produce higher and healthier yields of agriculture,
  • better prepare for public health concerns, and
  • understand how highly artificial environments such as major cities follow the same rules as more "natural" environments.

Understand the Complexity of Life on Earth

Earth at the Crossroads opens with an introduction in which you explore the development of ecology as a scientific discipline distinct from biology and other related areas of study. Through vivid examples and accessible explanations, Professor Strauss explicates the field's key theories and raises thought-provoking questions that motivate scientists in this vital area of study.

Next, you move into the fundamental topics covered in the field, which are explored in three units:

  • In lectures 5 through 18, you examine the important forces that impact ecosystems, such as the way energy, nutrients, and water are used and recycled in these systems.
  • In lectures 19 through 32, you focus on specific ecological interactions and processes, including microevolution, population growth, migration, disease, and coevolution.
  • In lectures 33 through 36, you consider some of the latest scientific contributions that suggest how we can intervene in ecosystems in a beneficial way.

Throughout the course, you also learn about the remarkable and often surprising ways that organisms compete, coexist, and cooperate:

  • The interaction of ants and aphids: Living in a relationship not unlike that of the farmer and the dairy cow, ants harvest the nutritious fluid that aphids suck from plants while protecting their wards from predators.
  • The survival strategies of the Monarch butterfly and its imitators: Monarchs feed on poisonous milkweed, which makes them toxic to predators, a fact they signal with their bright coloration. Other species have developed similar markings to "trick" predators into leaving them alone.
  • The surprising relationship between wolves, elks, and river ecosystems in Yellowstone National Park: When the park's wolves were almost hunted to extinction, populations of elk skyrocketed while nearby river ecosystems declined. Freed from the pressure of predation, the elk were able to graze these fragile ecosystems, damaging them significantly. When wolf populations were restored, the elk returned to their traditional habitats, and the river systems revived.
  • The paradoxical relationship between humans and bacteria: As people increasingly use antibacterial soaps, antibiotics, and disinfectants to protect themselves against microbial disease, they drive these organisms to develop a tolerance to these products, putting human beings at an even greater risk of infection by "superbugs."

As you explore these fascinating examples, you experience the sense of wonder that is at the heart of the study of ecology.

The Whole Earth: City and Country

Delving deeply into ecology, you quickly see that this field of study extends beyond what we usually think of as "nature." Ecologists espouse a "whole Earth" view that incorporates both pristine wilderness regions and modern urban settings. From this perspective, the city is simply another form of ecosystem, alive with organisms that are interconnected in complex relationships.

You examine how wildlife adapts to new urban settings, as seen in the example of hawks that thrive on the tops of skyscrapers and feed on urban pigeons. Earth at the Crossroads also illuminates how city settings can generate their own microclimates, evidenced in the "heat island effect," in which the reduced greenery and increased hot, bare surfaces produce higher urban temperatures.

This examination of life in the modern world also takes you to the suburbs, where you'll discover an abundance of life forms dwelling in complicated relationships that rival the complexity of wilderness communities.

Professor Strauss is the perfect guide for exploring the ecological implications of our modern world. As a specialist in urban ecology, he brings classic and cutting-edge scientific studies to bear on his consideration of urban populations, suburban spread, and the ways in which human populations affect and are affected by the ecosystems in which they live.

Humankind's Place in the Biosphere

As you ponder life in these varying ecosystems—both wilderness and urban—you ultimately arrive at an intriguing question: What role does humankind play in this great web of life?

As Professor Strauss explains, humanity has a unique role in the world. We have an unprecedented capacity to shape the biosphere and make thoughtful, informed choices about the actions we take.

In this course, you see how human history is full of examples of how we as a species have changed the world around us, from the development of agriculture to the spread of often-dangerous chemicals that can alter the genetic material of living organisms. But it's also a history of successes and solutions, as innovative scientists and engineers have developed new technologies and practices that allow humankind to thrive while reducing our impact on other species.

As Professor Strauss considers the role humans play in the biosphere, he provides examples of both humankind's mistakes and innovations. The result is a thoughtful and balanced consideration of the role of humanity within Earth's living communities—one that will allow you to develop better-informed opinions regarding crucial questions about the world in which we live.

The Great Web of Life Made Accessible

The goal of ecology is to provide a comprehensive view of the world as an interconnected complex of relationships. In Earth at the Crossroads, this complicated topic is made accessible by an experienced and accomplished instructor. Professor Strauss provides an engaging and thorough overview of this intriguing field of study through the use of compelling anecdotes, easy-to-follow explanations, and helpful visual aids. A leading scholar and researcher in urban ecology, Professor Strauss presents cutting-edge findings that encourage a "whole world" perspective on life on this planet.

Join Professor Strauss as he traces the fascinating links that are at the heart of the study of ecology. You'll discover new ways to view the world of surprise and wonderment that exists all around us in this great web of life.

Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet [TTC Video]

Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age [EPUB]

Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age [EPUB]
Renaissance People: Lives that Shaped the Modern Age by Robert Con Davis, Beth Lindsmith
2011 | EPUB | 66.18MB

The Renaissance burst forth in all its glory around 1500 and spread throughout Europe. This period of great creativity and productivity in the arts and sciences is illuminated in this book through the lives of more than ninety of its illustrious intellectuals, artists, literary figures, scientists, and rulers. Included are such major figures as Lorenzo and Catherine de’ Medici, Leonardo da Vinci, Charles V, Luther, Columbus, Copernicus, and St. Teresa of Ávila, as well as lesser-known characters such as Antonio Rinaldeschi, “gambler and blasphemer”; Louise Labé, “the jousting poetess”; Dick Tarlton, “the queen’s comedian”; Veronica Franco, “courtesan and wordsmith”; and Catena, “rustler, robber, and bandit chief.”

Each section in this volume marks a chronological stage in Europe’s rebirth, tying the period’s intellectual currents to its political and social concerns and setting the context for the individual biographies.

Getting High: Marijuana through the Ages [EPUB]

Getting High: Marijuana through the Ages [EPUB]
Getting High: Marijuana through the Ages by John Charles Chasteen
2016 | EPUB | 2.21MB

This engaging book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored.

Beginning with the familiar "outbreak" of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana's history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world's principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds—mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers—as well as poor laborers attracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight.

Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World [EPUB]

Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World [EPUB]
Good Germs, Bad Germs: Health and Survival in a Bacterial World by Jessica Snyder Sachs
2008 | EPUB | 0.41MB

Making Peace with Microbes

Public sanitation and antibiotic drugs have brought about historic increases in the human life span; they have also unintentionally produced new health crises by disrupting the intimate, age-old balance between humans and the microorganisms that inhabit our bodies and our environment. As a result, antibiotic resistance now ranks among the gravest medical problems of modern times. Good Germs, Bad Germs addresses not only this issue but also what has become known as the "hygiene hypothesis"— an argument that links the over-sanitation of modern life to now-epidemic increases in immune and other disorders. In telling the story of what went terribly wrong in our war on germs, Jessica Snyder Sachs explores our emerging understanding of the symbiotic relationship between the human body and its resident microbes—which outnumber its human cells by a factor of nine to one! The book also offers a hopeful look into a future in which antibiotics will be designed and used more wisely, and beyond that, to a day when we may replace antibacterial drugs and cleansers with bacterial ones—each custom-designed for maximum health benefits.

Frame Innovation: Create New Thinking by Design [EPUB]

Frame Innovation: Create New Thinking by Design [EPUB]
Frame Innovation: Create New Thinking by Design by Kees Dorst
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.97/2.33MB

When organizations apply old methods of problem-solving to new kinds of problems, they may accomplish only temporary fixes or some ineffectual tinkering around the edges. Today’s problems are a new breed—open, complex, dynamic, and networked—and require a radically different response. In this book, Kees Dorst describes a new, innovation-centered approach to problem-solving in organizations: frame creation. It applies “design thinking,” but it goes beyond the borrowed tricks and techniques that usually characterize that term. Frame creation focuses not on the generation of solutions but on the ability to create new approaches to the problem situation itself.

The strategies Dorst presents are drawn from the unique, sophisticated, multilayered practices of top designers, and from insights that have emerged from fifty years of design research. Dorst describes the nine steps of the frame creation process and illustrates their application to real-world problems with a series of varied case studies. He maps innovative solutions that include rethinking a store layout so retail spaces encourage purchasing rather than stealing, applying the frame of a music festival to understand late-night problems of crime and congestion in a club district, and creative ways to attract young employees to a temporary staffing agency. Dorst provides tools and methods for implementing frame creation, offering not so much a how-to manual as a do-it-yourself handbook—a guide that will help practitioners develop their own approaches to problem-solving and creating innovation.

Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work [EPUB]

Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work [EPUB]
Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work by Michael Lee Stallard, Jason Pankau, Katharine P Stallard
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 0.48/0.58MB

Organizations thrive when employees feel valued, the environment is energized, and high productivity and innovation are the norm. This requires a new kind of leader who fosters a culture of connection within the organization. Michael Lee Stallard’s Connection Culture provides a fresh way of thinking about leadership and offers recommendations for how to tap into the power of human connection.

If you want to begin fostering a connection culture in your organization, this book is your game-changing opportunity. Stop undermining performance and take the first step toward change that will give your organization, your team, and all whom you lead a true competitive advantage.

Inspiring and practical, this book challenges you to set the performance bar high and to keep reaching. In this book you will learn how to :

  • foster a connection culture
  • emulate best practices of connected workplaces like those at Pixar and Duke University’s men’s basketball team
  • boost vision, value, and voice within your organization.

Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High Velocity Sales Machine [EPUB]

Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High Velocity Sales Machine [EPUB]
Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High Velocity Sales Machine by Max Altschuler
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 0.3/0.4MB

The world of sales is a $500 billion industry that employs over 15 million people in the US alone. However, only a handful of colleges offer degrees in sales and most MBA programs don't offer a single sales class.

Business executives and investors have realized that a good sales team will make or break your business. As data and technology become cheaper to access, and more well-educated people choose careers in sales; the world of sales is undergoing a massive transformation. Consider this book your degree in modern sales. I call it Sales Hacking.

In Hacking Sales, you'll learn how to build a fully streamlined sales engine using new technology built for salespeople along with innovative new techniques. I showcase over 150 tools throughout the book, as we walk through the processes behind building an fully efficient sales machine.

Some of them include:

  • Building your Ideal Customer Profile
  • Finding theses Ideal Customers by the thousands
  • Getting Contact Info at Scale
  • Different Strategies for Targeting Prospects
  • How to Properly Segment Lists for Mass Emailing
  • Building, Testing, Measuring, Optimizing Email Campaigns
  • Hiring, Training, Managing Outsourced Sales Development Teams
  • Best Practices for Nurturing Leads
  • Negotiations, Objections, and Closing the Deal
  • The Art of Getting Referrals During the Honeymoon Period
  • Plus Bonus Material and Much More

With tools like:

  • Salesforce
  • Datanyze
  • SalesLoft
  • ToutApp
  • Spiderbook
  • Mattermark
  • InsideView
  • DataHug
  • Import.io
  • Toofr
  • Clearbit
  • Conspire
  • Socedo
  • Connectifier
  • And more

Whether you're an entrepreneur or early sales hire trying to build a company from scratch, or a sales rep or manager at a large corporation trying to compete, this book is for you.

Habits of Leadership [EPUB]

Habits of Leadership [EPUB]
Habits of Leadership: Discover and Use the Remarkable Connection Between Personality and Habits to Become an Outstanding Manager by Art Markman
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 0.32/0.45MB

In his internationally acclaimed book, Smart Thinking, which examines the gap between innate intelligence and acquired mental skills, Art Markman presented a three-part formula to show readers how to develop “smart habits”, how to acquire high quality knowledge, and how to use that knowledge when it’s needed.

Now, Markman takes his scientifically-based formula one step further to demonstrate the correlation between personality and habits, and the impact of personality and habits on leadership potential and innovation success.

Habits of Leadership explores the "Big 5" personality characteristics -- Extroversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, Openness, and Emotional Stability -- as well as other key variables such as person’s ability to acquire and use knowledge or the level of one’s tolerance to risk. Using a unique personality profiler, readers are able to determine their strengths and weaknesses and then apply this understanding to develop smart habits.

Great leaders have key traits that influence their success. People who are Extroverts can serve as effective advocates for ideas. Those who are low in Agreeableness are willing to tell people things that they do not want to hear, and so facilitate open and honest lines of communication. People high in Conscientiousness get things done. They ensure that a project once started is completed.. Those who are high in Openness and are able to acquire and use knowledge through reasoning, intuition, or perception tend to be good change-makers. Their breadth of knowledge allows them to communicate ideas from a wide variety of sources to innovate and solve problems. And leaders possessed of emotional stability have the clear-mindedness and confidence to navigate through any storm.

Individuals who demonstrate these traits and who have developed habits that serve them well, are extraordinary. Yet the potential for greatness is within everyone. Habits of Leadership will show anyone how to develop and use these exceptional gifts.

Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior [EPUB]

Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior [EPUB]
Handbook of Culture and Consumer Behavior (Frontiers in Culture and Psychology) edited by Sharon Ng, Angela Y Lee
2015 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.6/2.06MB

Research on the influence of culture on consumer decision-making and consumption behaviour has witnessed tremendous growth in the last decade.

With increasing globalization, managers are becoming increasingly aware that operating in multiple markets is crucial for firms' survival and growth.

As the world's growth engine shifts from Europe and North America to Asia and Latin America, it has become apparent that an inward-looking and domestic focus strategy will not be sustainable in the long run.

And success in foreign markets requires marketers to understand not just what consumers in these markets need but also how they think, behave, consume, and purchase.

Numerous studies have documented cultural differences in values and beliefs, motivational orientations, emotions, self-regulation, and information-processing styles, and the effects of these cultural variations on consumer behaviour such as brand evaluation, materialism, and impulsive consumption.

In this volume, experts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives trace the historical development of culture research in consumer psychology and examine the theoretical underpinnings that account for these findings and the current state of the field.

Collectively, the chapters provide a forum for researchers to engage in thoughtful debates and stimulating conversations and offer directions for future research.

What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know [EPUB]

What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know [EPUB]
What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn't Know: The Alternative Treatments That May Change Your Life--and the Prescriptions That Could Harm You by Michael T. Murray
2009 | EPUB | 1.12MB

Adverse reactions to over-the-counter and prescription drugs are currently estimated to kill more than 100,000 Americans a year (making this the fourth leading cause of death in the United States behind cancer, heart disease, and stroke).

Drawing on more than twenty years of scientific research, Dr. Michael T. Murray reveals how the pharmaceutical treatments of the most common diseases that plague our society are often ineffective and result in serious, widespread side effects—and then explains how natural treatments can help us avoid them.

What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know makes clear that we must radically reevaluate the way that we take care of ourselves, and Dr. Murray provides clear guidance on the steps necessary to help you lead a fitter, happier, and healthier life.

The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease [EPUB]

The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease [EPUB]
The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease by Akil Palanisamy
2015 | EPUB | 3.08MB

A groundbreaking total-body program that incorporates principles of Paleo nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, and cutting-edge research.

In The Paleovedic Diet, Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD, offers a comprehensive roadmap to optimal health combining the most effective aspects of the Paleo diet with Ayurveda, the time-tested traditional medical system of India, and the latest scientific research. Making complex ideas understandable and accessible, Dr. Akil delivers a simple, customized diet and lifestyle program to fit your unique body type.

Steampunk Tea Party: Cakes & Toffees to Jams & Teas [EPUB]

Steampunk Tea Party: Cakes & Toffees to Jams & Teas [EPUB]
Steampunk Tea Party: Cakes & Toffees to Jams & Teas - 30 Neo-Victorian Steampunk Recipes from Far-Flung Galaxies, Underwater Worlds & Airborne Excursions by Jema 'Emilly Ladybird' Hewitt
2013 | EPUB | 217.23MB

Experience the most decadent and delectable treats in Steampunk Tea Party! Join Miss Emilly Ladybird on a delicious adventure as she travels to fascinating destinations--just in time for tea! Whether enjoying a relaxing tea ceremony in Shangri-La or protecting Her Majesty's tea and cake against Martians, her exploits will be both tantalizing and tasty!

Join the party and enjoy:

  • More than 30 stunning recipes for all types of cakes, cookies, jams and beverages, all guaranteed to delight your senses.
  • Simple tips and tricks to create even more scrumptious choices that will impress your very important guests.
  • Beautiful Steampunk embellishments that will make your dishes the height of conversation, no matter what exotic location you may visit.

Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss [EPUB]

Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss [EPUB]
Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss: Family Favorites as Only Buddy Can Serve Them Up by Buddy Valastro
2012 | EPUB | 97.56MB

TLC’s beloved Buddy Valastro is not only a master baker and the Cake Boss, he’s also a great cook and star of the hit show, Kitchen Boss. Now he shares 100 delicious, essential Italian-American recipes—from his grandmother’s secret dishes to his personal favorites—with his own signature touches that make dinner a family event.

TLC’s beloved Buddy Valastro is not only a master baker, he’s also a great cook—the boss of his home kitchen as well as of his famous bakery, Carlo’s Bake Shop. Home cooking is even more vital for the Valastro family than the work they do at the bakery. Every Sunday, the whole clan gathers to cook and eat Sunday Gravy—their family recipe for hearty tomato sauce. These nourishing meals are the glue of their family. Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss shares 100 delicious Italian- American recipes beloved by Buddy’s family, from his grandmother’s secret dishes to Buddy’s personal favorites, with Buddy’s own signature touches that make dinner a family event.

Buddy Valastro is renowned worldwide as the Cake Boss, but Buddy knows far more than just desserts. He makes classic dishes like Pasta Carbonara, Shrimp Scampi, and Eggplant Parmesan even more irresistible with his singular flair and with old-school tips passed down through generations. With his friendly charm, he guides even novice cooks from appetizers through more complicated dishes, and all 100 easy-to-follow recipes use ingredients that are obtainable and affordable. Your family will love sitting down at the table to eat Steak alla Buddy, Auntie Anna’s Manicotti, Mozzarella-and- Sausage-Stuffed Chicken, Veal Saltimbocca, Buddy’s Swiss Chard, and mouthwatering desserts like Lemon Granita, Apple Snacking Cake, Cocoa-Hazelnut Cream with Berries, and Rockin’ Rice Pudding.

Buddy’s recipes allow home cooks to become the bosses of their own kitchens, and anyone will be able to whip up a tasty and nutritious Italian dinner. Filled with luscious full-color photography and with stories from the irrepressible Valastro clan, Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss shows how to create new takes on traditional dishes that will make your famiglia happy.

Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers [TTC Video]

Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers [TTC Video]
Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers [TTC Video] by Edward B Burger
Course No 1499 | AVI, XviD, 640x480 | MP3, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | 6.76GB

Numbers surround us. They mark our days, light our nights, foretell our weather, and keep us on course. They drive commerce and sustain civilization. But what are they? Whether you struggled through algebra or you majored in mathematics, you will find Professor Edward B. Burger's approach accessible and stimulating. If you think math is just problems and formulas, prepare to be amazed.

What is your definition of number? The question is a challenging one because defining the abstract idea of number is extremely difficult. More than 2,500 years ago, the great number enthusiast Pythagoras described number as "the first principle, a thing which is undefined, incomprehensible, and having in itself all numbers." Even today, we still struggle with the notion of what numbers mean. Numbers neither came to us fully formed in nature nor did they spring fully formed from the human mind. Like other ideas, they have evolved slowly throughout human history. Both practical and abstract, they are important in our everyday world but remain mysterious in our imaginations. If numbers are precision personified, why does a precise, accurate, and satisfying definition of number still elude us?

The 24 lectures of Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers explore this fascinating question and the equally fascinating history of numbers. Award-winning Professor of Mathematics Edward B. Burger's historical, global, and conceptual approach to numbers gives you not only a revealing tour of mathematical history but shows how and why numbers evolved, as well as the transforming implications of each advance for both mathematics and society.

Zero to Infinity: A History of Numbers [TTC Video]

Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science [TTC Video]

Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science [TTC Video]
Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science [TTC Video] by Robert Sapolsky
Course No 1686 | MKV, AVC, 960x720 | AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 12x30 mins | 2.21GB

Understanding our humanity—the very essence of who we are and how we live our lives—is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science.

Why do we have bad moods? Why are we capable of having such strange and vivid dreams? How can metaphors and symbols in our language hold such a powerful sway on our thoughts and actions?

As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, neuroscience, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and other related fields, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is. And while scientists are continually uncovering deep similarities between our behavior and that of other animals, they're also finding a wealth of insights into everything that makes us unique from any other species on Earth.

Join acclaimed neurobiologist and award-winning Professor Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University for a surprising, amusing, and undeniably fascinating study of what makes you you. Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science is a 12-lecture course that takes you to the front lines of scientific research and offers you a new perspective on the supposedly quirky nature of being ourselves. Thought-provoking, witty, and sometimes myth-shattering, this course is sure to have you thinking about, observing, and even appreciating your own life in novel ways.

Explore Mysterious, Everyday Human Behaviors

"The more science learns about the mechanisms of human behavior, the more intriguing our species becomes," notes Dr. Sapolsky, a renowned neuroscientist and primatologist. Whether we're falling in love, performing a spiritual ritual, or enjoying poetry and fashion, our brains have a unique aptitude for handling complex patterns of experience and conduct. And when it comes to our behavior, it is the nature of humans to be remarkably unconstrained by our nature.

Being Human explores this intrigue by investigating a series of topics that concern both mysterious and sometimes even mundane aspects of human behavior.

  • Bad moods: We've all gotten into an argument with another person at some point in our lives, one that can completely ruin our outlook on the day. But when you pause and consider the anatomy of a bad mood from a scientific perspective, you find that different parts of the brain actually recover from conflict at different speeds—and as a result, just when you thought it was over with, the argument starts all over again.
  • Nostalgia: Why do we sometimes long for the fashions, foods, and music of our youths? Why are we sometimes resistant to change after we reach a certain point in our lives? The answers lie in research findings in psychology and neurobiology, which have revealed new information about our desire for stability and habitual behaviors.
  • Dreams: Scientists are now closer than ever before to understanding just why our dreams can sometimes be extremely bizarre. The key lies in the frontal cortex of the brain that, during dreaming, decreases its activity and opens the gates for dreamlike imagery that seems so unconnected to our everyday experiences.

Bold Experiments, Fascinating Case Studies

Central to our increased understanding of human behavior is the intriguing research behind it. Being Human is filled with stories of bold experiments and case studies—some of them conducted in the field by Professor Sapolsky himself—that illuminate the intricacies of our behavior.

  • Junk-food monkeys: Professor Sapolsky recounts his study of East African baboons that turned from their natural diet in favor of trash from a nearby tourist lodge. Their experience with a Western diet highlights how its negative effects (such as soaring levels of insulin) and positive effects (such as decreased infant mortality) can cross species.
  • Mind-controlling parasites: Central to our understanding of how parasites can change human behavior is the study of similar parasites in other parts of the natural world. You'll encounter one extraordinary parasite that makes rats become attracted to the smell of cats. What does this say about our own brain's susceptibility to foreign influences?
  • Replacing love with technology: Is new technology necessarily better for healthy development? To answer this question, you'll investigate one historical case in which the health of premature children, born into wealthy families, suffered because they were raised using a state-of-the-art machine instead of with the love and care of a mother.

Rethink What It Means to Be Human

In addition to these and other experiments and studies, every lecture of Being Human showcases the brilliant mind and celebrated teaching style that have made Professor Sapolsky one of the most acclaimed members of The Great Courses faculty. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur "genius" fellowship, Stanford University's Bing Award for Teaching Excellence, and an award for outstanding teaching from the Associated Students of Stanford University.

As we learn more about the evolutionary and physiological roots of humans, we eventually have to ask ourselves: Am I just another primate? Is "me" just a bunch of brain cells?

"Much of what you'll learn in Being Human will be surprising," says Professor Sapolsky. "Some of it will be amusing. But I'm sure every lecture will have you rethinking what it means to be human."

Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science [TTC Video]

Major Transitions in Evolution [TTC Video]

Major Transitions in Evolution [TTC Video]
Major Transitions in Evolution [TTC Video] by Anthony Martin, John Hawks
Course No 1518 | MKV, AVC, 960x720 | AAC, 96 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | 4.61GB

How and when did life on Earth get to be the way it is today?

  • Imagine a world without bees, butterflies, and flowering plants. That was Earth 125 million years ago.
  • Turn back the clock 400 million years, and there were no trees.
  • At 450 million years in the past, even the earliest insects had not yet developed.
  • And looking back 500 million years-a half-billion years before the present-the land was devoid of life, which at that time flourished in a profusion of strange forms in the oceans.

These and other major turning points are the amazing story of evolution, the most remarkable force in the history of Earth, the organizing principle throughout the biological sciences, and the most important mechanism scientists use to understand the varieties of life on our planet.

To learn about these major transitions, each of which brought forth new possibilities for life, is to embark on an unforgettable look into the past. It's also a captivating opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how evolution works, to draw intricate connections between living things, and to think about life-not just yours but the lives of everything around you-in new ways.

Major Transitions in Evolution tells this science-detective story in 24 lavishly illustrated lectures that focus on the giant leaps that gave rise to nature's boundless diversity. In a course of breathtaking scope, you study the conditions that led to the first complex cells, flying insects, flowering plants, mammals, modern humans, and many other breakthroughs. And in the process of studying the past, you gain a powerful understanding of the present world.

Given the broad scope of the subject, this course is taught by two professors: Anthony Martin, a paleontologist and geologist at Emory University, and John Hawks, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each is an outstanding teacher in his field, adept at making the subject interesting and accessible no matter what your background in science. And in the final lecture, the two appear together for an absorbing conversation on common themes in the epic saga of life on Earth.

Giant Leaps that Brought Us to Today

Among the major transitions you cover are these:

  • From simple to complex cells: Life's first major evolutionary transition was the leap from basic prokaryotic to more complex eukaryotic cells, which contain a nucleus and other specialized structures. This was the crucial step that eventually led to plants and animals.
  • From fish to four legs: The iconic image of evolution is a fish emerging onto land. This transition might not have happened without shade provided by the newly developing forests, whose protective canopy gave the first fishapods protection from the sun.
  • Dinosaurs become birds: Dinosaurs didn't go completely extinct; they survive today as birds, whose distinctive wings, feathers, and other features are visible in transitional fossils such as Archaeopteryx, from about 150 million years ago.
  • Modern humans: The evolution of tree-dwelling primates to upright-walking apes later led to the evolution of modern humans-a species that invented agriculture, poetry, computers, and the techniques to trace its own lineage and that of all life.

You also explore many other transitions that occurred between these milestones, and you take an intriguing look ahead to speculate about the future direction of evolution. From the deep past until today, evolution has been a story with countless subplots, false leads, and reversals of fortune. But it has had one overarching theme-that life is wondrous, resilient, and endlessly surprising.

Major Transitions in Evolution [TTC Video]

Bitcoin: The Future Of Money? [Audiobook]

Bitcoin: The Future Of Money? [Audiobook]
Bitcoin: The Future Of Money [Audiobook] by Dominic Frisby, read by the Author
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 25 mins | 177.65MB

In 2008, while the world was busy panicking about the global financial crisis, a computer programmer going by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto posted a message on an out-of-the-way mailing list. 'I've been working on a new electronic cash system,' he said. Nobody seemed to care. 'It might make sense to get some just in case it catches on,' he suggested.

How right he was. What he had programmed would become the world's most famous alternative currency - Bitcoin. It would catch the zeitgeist in a way only two people foresaw. A cult of devotees was inspired - economists, anarchists, speculators, computer coders, libertarians, criminals, entrepreneurs. Early adopters would become multi-millionaires.

Now the suggestion is that Bitcoin will do to banking and finance what email did to the postal service and what the internet did to publishing: destroy old monopolies, creating new opportunities for the masses. Some even suggest that the technology behind Bitcoin - known as the block chain - will reform our Western systems of democracy, giving us the revolution so many are clamouring for.

In this gripping book, Dominic Frisby tells the amazing story of Bitcoin. He solves the mystery surrounding the identity of Bitcoin's secretive creator. He shows how Bitcoin is going to change the world. And, perhaps most of all, he does something nobody else has hitherto been able to do: he explains in layman's language how the bally thing works.

The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health [Audiobook]

The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health [Audiobook]
The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health [Audiobook] by David B Agus, read by Holter Graham
2016 | M4B@64 kbps | 8 hrs 59 mins | 244.92MB

Best-selling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine, one in which we can take control of our health like never before, and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness.

In his first best seller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness.

Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles, and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits-all solutions. In this new golden age, you'll be able to take full advantage of the latest scientific findings and leverage the power of technology to customize your care. Only those who know how to access and adapt to these breakthroughs - without being distracted by hyped ideas and bad medicine - will benefit. Imagine being able to get fit and lose weight without dieting, train your immune system to fight cancer, edit your DNA to avoid a certain fate, erase the risk of a heart attack, reverse aging, and know exactly which drugs to take to optimize health with zero side effects.

That's the picture of the future that you can enter starting today. Welcome to The Lucky Years.

Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt [TTC Video]

Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt [TTC Video]
Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt [TTC Video] by William Kloss
Course No 7180 | AVI, XviD, 576x432 | MP3, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 36x30 mins | 9.56 GB

Holland in the 17th century was home to the most remarkable concentration of artistic talent and accomplishment in modern history. From this tiny land came the great masters Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, and Rembrandt, as well as an abundant assembly of memorable artists.

To this day, these compelling pictures take our breath away-an unrivalled heritage of portraits, still lifes, landscapes, marine paintings, and profoundly observant images of everyday Dutch life that continue to grace museums throughout Europe and America.

Why are our eyes mesmerized by the glistening stream issuing from the pitcher in Vermeer's The Milkmaid? How does our understanding deepen with each moment we spend taking in the revealing details of his Woman Holding a Balance? What are the means that create the self-contained intimacy that glows from de Hooch's A Mother's Duty, or from his Interior with Women Beside a Linen Chest?

We are forever astonished by the inclusive sweep of Rembrandt's art, which encompasses the brooding power of The Mill and the moving immediacy of The Jewish Bride. That unsurpassed image of human devotion was painted with such astonishing bravura that Vincent Van Gogh, sitting spellbound before the painting in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum two centuries later, was impelled to say: "One must have died several times to paint like that."

Learn What Made the Art of Holland so Special

What was it that made Holland so special, that nourished great masters and produced artists like Jan van de Cappelle, Meindert Hobbema, Jacob van Ruisdael, Pieter Saenredam, Gerard ter Borch, Hendrick Terbrugghen, and so many others?

And what of the extraordinary technical ability of Holland's artists? They commanded a realistic technique so descriptive and alive that their work seemed like a transcription of life itself. Many people today think of the Dutch artists as "realists." But is this really true? Were they, instead, the creators of a parallel reality-often preoccupied with concerns of faith and morality, and expressing deeper truths through the familiar realities they were painting?

Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt will introduce you to the art of 17th-century Holland. It traces the development of this renowned, independent school of painting, and the great seafaring nation that produced the new society that would be reflected in that new art. The course concludes with the achievements of Holland's greatest and most versatile genius, Rembrandt, whose range of work-including his remarkable etchings-claims the final seven lectures.

Your introduction to this marvelous world is a visually sumptuous one, as Professor William Kloss-well known to Teaching Company customers from his A History of European Art and Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance-shows you the work of more than 100 artists and guides you through more than 450 masterful paintings.

How Deep Meaning Can Hide in the Tiniest Detail

Painting by painting, you'll see how each artist's technical choices-about composition, lighting, color, or brushstrokes, to name a few-contribute to a work's overall impact and statement. And you'll see how even the smallest detail of content can speak volumes. For instance, the artist may depict a room and include a painting hanging on a wall within that room, and that painting within the painting may have significant meaning. The same may be true of an artist's choice of background props or secondary figures in the painting.

Dutch artists created paintings that offered insights into history and commerce. They created great religious works that not only interpret biblical narratives but address the spiritual conflicts of the period. And they also placed on canvas every facet of daily domestic and social life in "genre" paintings, one of the most characteristic categories of Dutch art.

Whether you're new to art or an experienced museumgoer, Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt is a delight, filled with insights into the explosive inventiveness of Dutch art as it interpreted and reinvented the reality of Holland-the most dynamic nation in 17th-century Europe.

Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt [TTC Video]

The Medieval World I: Kingdoms, Empires, and War [The Modern Scholar]

The Medieval World I: Kingdoms, Empires, and War [The Modern Scholar]
The Medieval World I: Kingdoms, Empires, and War [The Modern Scholar] by Thomas F. Madden, read by the Author
2009 | MP3@96 kbps | 8 hrs 20 mins | 344.86MB

An award-winning, widely recognized expert on premodern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden launches the first of a two-part series on the medieval world. This all-encompassing investigation of a highly influential time period includes the major events of the era and informative discussion of empire, papacy, the Crusades, and the fall of Constantinople.

During the course of these lectures, Professor Madden also addresses the rise of Islam, reform movements, and schisms in the church. In so doing, Professor Madden underscores the significance and grand scale of an age that continues to hold an undeniable fascination for people today.

The Medieval World II: Society, Economy, and Culture [The Modern Scholar]

The Medieval World II: Society, Economy, and Culture [The Modern Scholar Audiobook]
The Medieval World II: Society, Economy, and Culture [The Modern Scholar], read by the Author
2009 | MP3@64 kbps + PDF | 7 hrs 43 mins | 215.47MB

An award-winning, widely recognized expert on pre-modern history, Professor Thomas F. Madden concludes this two-part series on the medieval world. In this course, we will see the error of the commonly held assumption that the "Dark Ages" was a time of superstition, ignorance, and violence.

Rather than a time of darkness, the Middle Ages saw extraordinary innovation, invention, and cultural vitality. It was the Middle Ages that gave us universities, vernacular literature, and the extraordinary beauty of Gothic architecture.

To study the medieval world, then, is not only to study a time that has passed away. It is to study the birth of a new culture that would mature into the modern West. Whether we know it or not, the world we live in today is itself the product of the Middle Ages - not "Dark," but remarkably bright.

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates [Audiobook]

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates [Audiobook]
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates [Audiobook] by David Cordingly, read by Don Hagen
2011 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 34 mins | 289.49MB

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier.

Life on a Little Known Planet: A Biologist's View of Insects and their World [Audiobook]

Life on a Little Known Planet: A Biologist's View of Insects and their World [Audiobook]
Life on a Little Known Planet: A Biologist's View of Insects and their World [Audiobook] by Howard Ensign Evans, read by Scott Brick
2003 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 58 mins | 385.54MB

This classic book is natural history at its best. The world of insects is Howard Evans' "little-known planet," the realm of the cockroach and the cricket, the wasp and the bedbug. With the precision and authority of a distinguished biologist, and the wit and grace of an accomplished writer, Howard Evans muses on the uniqueness of dragonflies, the romantic impulses of butterflies, the musicianship of crickets, and the mysteries of the firefly. The insect realm never fails to enlighten, entertain, and sometimes provoke: as Evans asks, "Is the fly a more intricate machine than he appears, or are we less clever than we suppose ourselves to be?"

Do You Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine [Audiobook]

Do You Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine [Audiobook]
Do You Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine [Audiobook] by Paul A Offit, read by Corey Snow
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 13 mins | 170.87MB

In Do You Believe in Magic?, medical expert Paul A. Offit, MD, offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive, and even deadly. Dr. Offit reveals how alternative medicine - an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks - can actually be harmful to our health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy - alternative or traditional - should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good, in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners.

An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises, "There's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't."

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison [Audiobook]

Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison [Audiobook]
Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison [Audiobook] by Michel Foucault, read by Simon Prebble
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 12 mins | 262.14MB

Two hundred and fifty years ago, a man condemned of attempting to assassinate the King of France was drawn and quartered in a grisly spectacle that suggested an unmediated duel between the violence of the criminal and the violence of the state.

This groundbreaking audiobook by Michel Foucault, the most influential philosopher since Sartre, compels us to reevaluate our assumptions about all the ensuing reforms in the penal institutions of the West. For as Foucault examines innovations that range from the abolition of torture to the institution of forced labor and the appearance of the modern penitentiary, he suggests that punishment has shifted its focus from the prisoner's body to his soul - and that our very concern with rehabilitation encourages and refines criminal activity.

Lucidly reasoned and deftly marshaling a vast body of research, Discipline and Punish is a genuinely revolutionary audiobook, whose implications extend beyond the prison to the minute power relations of our society.

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] by Linda Woodhead, read by Jennifer Van Dyck
2015 | MP3@128 kbps + MOBI | 4 hrs 35 mins | 251.81

At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern Hempisphere but declining in much of the West, Linda Woodhead offers a bold new overview of the world's largest religion, exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of Christianity over two millennia.

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]
Judaism: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] by Norman Solomon, read by Jesse Einstein
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4 hrs 56 mins | 118.56MB

Norman Solomon's succinct audiobook is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. In addition to surveying the nature and development of Judaism, this Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical Judaism - its festivals, prayers, customs, and various sects. Modern concerns and debates of the Jewish people are also addressed, such as the impact of the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of women, and medical and commercial ethics.

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] by Michael Cook, read by Peter Ganim
2009 | MP3 VBR V4 + EPUB | 5 hrs 5 mins | 163.63MB

The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its 15th century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran, both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam.

He gives vivid accounts of its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia.

Islam: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]

Islam: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]
Islam: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] by Malise Ruthven, read by the Author
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hrs 50 mins | 106.81MB

Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam.

Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into various issues such as the major divisions between movements like the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis; and the central importance of the Shar'ia (Islamic law) in Islamic life.

Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]

Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook]
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Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction [Audiobook] by Stephen Grosby, read by Marc Vietor
2009 | MP3 VBR V4 + EPUB | 4 hrs 17 mins | 136.06MB

Throughout history, humanity has borne witness to the political and moral challenges that arise when people place national identity above allegiance to geo-political states or international communities.

This audiobook discusses the concept of nations and nationalism from social, philosophical, geological, theological and anthropological perspectives. It examines nationalist conflicts past and present, including recent struggles in the Balkans and the Middle East. Above all, this fascinating and comprehensive work clearly shows how feelings of nationalism are an inescapable part of being human.

Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings [Video]

Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings [Video]
Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings by Chef Keith Snow
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 0.7 hours | 555.78MB

Learn to make healthy homemade salad dressings that taste delicious.

Ever wonder how to make those delicious vinaigrettes and salad dressings you find at most restaurants? Tired of store bought chemical and sugar filled salad dressings and vinaigrettes? Finally an in-depth interactive learning course created and taught by cookbook author & TV host Chef Keith Snow, that will transform your love of salads by teaching you how to make amazing home made dressings and vinaigrettes, saving you money and allowing you to eliminate store bought processed foods your cupboard.

Making a salad dressing or vinaigrette is so easy yet most people are eating store bought dressings and vinaigrettes that are made with GMO (genetically modified organisms) sourced oils. Ranch dressing is total crap!!

Those of you that love the salad at Olive garden and other restaurants will love this course. You will be able to make dressings and vinaigrettes that taste better then most restaurants and contain only healthy ingredients.

A salad is only as good as the dressing or vinaigrette used to dress it. My recipes are tried and true, thousands of people worldwide have used my recipes with great success.

This in-depth course not only shows you basic technique but also explains how vinegar is made, oil is produced and what makes up a vinaigrette dressing. You will learn how each component from oil to vinegar to flavorings helps to make the basic dressing and vinaigrette amazing.

What are the requirements?

  • Dedication to go thru the course materials completely then put what you've learned to practice by making vinaigrettes. You will need basic cooking equipment like bowls, whisks, blender, knives, spoons etc.
  • A love of healthy, good tasting food…a little effort…and an appetite!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 14 lectures and 44 mins of content!
  • Do you love salads? Do you eating healthy foods? Do you liek saving money? do you like eliminating preservatives and chemicals from your diet? If you answered YES to any of these questions then this course is for you!
  • I wan't each student to be able to fix a vinaigrette from scratch using ingredients sourced by the student
  • I want you to see the process of making oil and vinegar and then using these to make delicious vinaigrette and dressings.
  • For you to become the ZEN master of the salad in your house…and your neighborhood. You can do it! And this course can help.
Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings [Video]

The Economist Audio Edition [February 27, 2016]

The Economist Audio Edition [February 27, 2016]
The Economist Audio Edition [February 27, 2016]
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 188.31MB

Really? Time to fire him: Donald Trump is unfit to lead a great political party

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