The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters [EPUB]

The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters [EPUB]
The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters by Eric Epstein
2015 | EPUB | 3.66MB

If a year of study or work is a competitive marathon, all-nighters are often the sprints in which certain runners break away from the pack. Tap into your genius and achieve greater success by learning to strategically pull an all-nighter.

Whether fine-tuning a business plan or trying to come up with the next high performing app, pulling an all-nighter can be your key to success, if used wisely and managed effectively. In The 24 Hour Genius, all-nighter expert Eric Epstein not only offers essential tips on how to keep yourself alert and productive, he also explains how an all night work session can unlock the brain’s creative powers to help you achieveyour goals—and even enhance your results. Exploring famous all-nighter success stories — from Thomas Edison and his “Insomnia Squad” and their invention of the disc record, to the development of the first Macintosh computer —Epstein shows you how to make your own breakthrough with a strategically planned all-nighter.

Jesus Before the Gospels [EPUB]

Jesus Before the Gospels [EPUB]
Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed, and Invented Their Stories of the Savior by Bart D Ehrman
2016 | EPUB | 0.64MB

The bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus, one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today examines oral tradition and its role in shaping the stories about Jesus we encounter in the New Testament—and ultimately in our understanding of Christianity.

Throughout much of human history, our most important stories were passed down orally—including the stories about Jesus before they became written down in the Gospels. In this fascinating and deeply researched work, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Erhman investigates the role oral history has played in the New Testament—how the telling of these stories not only spread Jesus’ message but helped shape it.

A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, Ehrman draws on a range of disciplines, including psychology and anthropology, to examine the role of memory in the creation of the Gospels. Explaining how oral tradition evolves based on the latest scientific research, he demonstrates how the act of telling and retelling impacts the story, the storyteller, and the listener—crucial insights that challenge our typical historical understanding of the silent period between when Jesus lived and died and when his stories began to be written down.

As he did in his previous books on religious scholarship, debates on New Testament authorship, and the existence of Jesus of Nazareth, Ehrman combines his deep knowledge and meticulous scholarship in a compelling and eye-opening narrative that will change the way we read and think about these sacred texts.

The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics [EPUB]

The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics [EPUB]
The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics edited by Keith Allan
2015 | EPUB | 6.29MB

The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics offers a comprehensive introduction and reference point to the discipline of linguistics. This wide-ranging survey of the field brings together a range of perspectives, covering all the key areas of linguistics and drawing on interdisciplinary research in subjects such as anthropology, psychology and sociology.

The 36 chapters, written by specialists from around the world, provide:

  • an overview of each topic;
  • an introduction to current hypotheses and issues;
  • future trajectories;
  • suggestions for further reading.

With extensive coverage of both theoretical and applied linguistic topics, The Routledge Handbook of Linguistics is an indispensable resource for students and researchers working in this area.

Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon [EPUB]

Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon [EPUB]
Pop Painting: Inspiration and Techniques from the Pop Surrealism Art Phenomenon by Camilla D'Errico
2016 | EPUB | 208.62MB

A unique behind-the-scenes guide to the painting process of one of the most popular artists working in the growing, underground art scene of Pop Surrealism.

Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at the painting tools, methods, and inspirations of one of the top artists working in the growing field of Pop Surrealism. For the first time, beloved best-selling author and artist Camilla d’Errico pulls back the curtain to give you exclusive insights on topics from the paints and brushes she uses and her ideal studio setup, to the dreams, notions, and pop culture icons that fuel the creation of her hauntingly beautiful Pop Surrealist paintings.

With step-by-step examples covering major subject areas such as humans, animals, melting effects, and twisting reality (essential for Pop Surrealism!), Pop Painting gives you the sensation of sitting by Camilla’s side as she takes her paintings from idea to finished work. This front row seat reveals how a leading artist dreams, paints, and creates a successful body of work. For fans of Camilla and the underground art scene, aspiring artists looking to express their ideals in paint, and experienced artists wanting to incorporate the Pop Surrealist style into their work, Pop Painting is a one-of-a-kind, must-have guide.

Art with an iPhone: A Photographer's Guide to Creating Altered Realities [EPUB]

Art with an iPhone: A Photographer's Guide to Creating Altered Realities [EPUB]
Art with an iPhone: A Photographer's Guide to Creating Altered Realities by Kat Sloma
2016 | EPUB | 215.13MB

iPhone boasts a powerful and highly capable camera that is always at the ready, allowing you to document the people, places, and things that surround you. Kat Sloma teaches you how to harness natural light, both indoors and out, to create high-quality images—and then she details some of the amazing, inexpensive, and powerful apps that can be used to finesse every aspect of the image—from capture to output. You’ll learn how to choose and use apps that mimic the controls offered on professional-level cameras to take control over focus and exposure.

You’ll also discover apps that boost your camera’s resolution, improve stability, and more. Of course, you’ll also delve into the myriad apps on the market that will allow you to manipulate color and contrast, add special effects, and implement image-editing strategies that were once the exclusive domain of professional editing programs aimed at serious professional photographers and graphic designers.

Collins Complete Photography Projects [EPUB]

Collins Complete Photography Projects [EPUB]
Collins Complete Photography Projects by John Garrett, Graeme Harris
2013 | EPUB | 154.99MB

The book all amateur digital photographers need – learn how to take the perfect photograph every time, from the authors of the bestselling Collins Complete Photography Course.

In this book, John and Graeme apply their years of experience as professional photographers and instructors to teaching you the techniques and tips for capturing your friends and family, children and pets, holidays, sports days, celebrations, parties, festivals, weddings, births and birthdays. This book will show you the best way to photograph them all – every important person, place and memory you’ll want to treasure.

Using the same practical, project based course structure that helped so many amateur photographers get to grips with their cameras in their bestselling Collins Complete Photography Course, John and Graeme will give you the confidence to get out your camera and start taking photos. Includes tips and advice on how to get the best out of your iphone and other mobile and point-and-shoots cameras as well as your digital SLR.

John and Graeme’s warm and encouraging style will build your confidence, inspire your creativity and get you experimenting with your photos. With specially shot case studies and projects, step-by-steps, troubleshooting and project reviews you’ll be learning as you shoot right from the get go. Collins Complete Photography Projects is the natural follow-up to the Collins Complete Photography Course, benefiting those who have worked their way through the first one, but it will stand alone with a concise technical section that will bring new readers up to speed. A must have photography book for anyone with a digital camera and a little imagination.

John Garrett is a professional photographer, specialising in reportage photography for several major newspapers and magazines. He has written several teaching books and co-wrote the 35mm Photographer's Handbook which has sold over 2million copies worldwide.

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs [EPUB]

Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs [EPUB]
Tracing Your Ancestors Through Family Photographs: A Complete Guide for Family and Local Historians by Jayne Shrimpton
2015 | EPUB | 105.05MB

Jayne Shrimpton’s complete guide to dating, analyzing and understanding family photographs is essential reading and reference for anyone undertaking genealogical and local history research. Using over 150 old photographs as examples, she shows how such images can give a direct insight into the past and into the lives of the individuals who are portrayed in them.

Almost every family and local historian works with photographs, but often the fascinating historical and personal information that can be gained from them is not fully understood. They are one of the most vivid and memorable ways into the past.

This concise but comprehensive guide describes the various types of photograph and explains how they can be dated. It analyses what the clothes and style of dress can tell us about the people in the photographs, their circumstances and background.

Sections look at photographs of special occasions – baptisms, weddings, funerals - and at photographs taken in wartime, on holiday and at work. There is advice on how to identify the individuals shown and how to find more family photographs through personal connections, archives and the internet - and how to preserve them for future generations.

Jayne Shrimpton’s handbook is an authoritative, accessible guide to old photographs that no family or local historian can be without.

The Coyote's Bicycle [EPUB]

The Coyote's Bicycle [EPUB]
The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire by Kimball Taylor
2016 | EPUB | 0.7MB

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity, to nuisance, to phenomenon. But until they caught the eye of journalist Kimball Taylor, only a small cadre of human smugglers—coyotes—and migrants could say how or why they’d gotten there. And only through Taylor’s obsession did another curious migratory pattern emerge: the bicycles’ movement through the black market, Hollywood, the prison system, and the military-industrial complex.

This is the story of 7,000 bikes that made an incredible journey and one young man from Oaxaca who arrived at the border with nothing, built a small empire, and then vanished. Taylor follows the trail of the border bikes through some of society’s most powerful institutions, and, with the help of an unlikely source, he reconstructs the rise of one of Tijuana’s most innovative coyotes. Touching on immigration and globalization, as well as the history of the US/Mexico border, The Coyote’s Bicycle is at once an immersive investigation of an outrageous occurrence and a true-crime, rags-to-riches story.

Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader [EPUB]

Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader [EPUB]
Thrown Under the Omnibus: A Reader by P J O'Rourke
2015 | EPUB | 4.06MB

P.J. O’Rourke has had a prolific career as one of America’s most celebrated humorists. But that career almost didn’t happen. As he tells it, “I began to write for pay in the spring of 1970. To tell the truth I didn’t even mean to be a writer, I meant to be a race car driver, but I didn’t have a race car.”

Fortunately for us, he had to settle for writing. From his early pieces for the National Lampoon, through his classic reporting as Rolling Stone’s International Affairs editor in the 80s and 90s, and his brilliant, inimitable political journalism and analysis, P.J. has been entertaining and provoking readers with high octane prose, a gonzo Republican attitude and a rare ability to make you laugh out loud. Chris Buckley once described his work as “S.J. Perlman on acid” and when Penguin first published its Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations PJ had more entries than any living writer.

For the first time Thrown Under the Omnibus brings together his funniest, most outrageous, most controversial and most loved pieces in the definitive P.J. reader. Handpicked and introduced by the humorist himself, Thrown Under the Omnibus is the essential P.J. O’Rourke anthology.

Convertibles (First Gear) [EPUB]

Convertibles (First Gear) [EPUB]
Convertibles (First Gear) by Dennis Adler
2011 | EPUB | 121.28MB

Convertibles (in the First Gear series) is a celebration of the classic drop-top, from the earliest of coach cars where convertible style was the norm, to the high-end sports cars of today. Today’s convertible is a metaphor for freedom on the open road. To drop the top and feel the wind and sun and to be able to cover up again in rain and cold represents the ultimate automotive luxury. From Ford’s Model T to sporty Jaguar roadsters, from classic Chevys to modern Miatas, the convertible is a body style that never goes out of style.

Convertibles profiles more than 60 cars in wonderful photographic detail. Each car profile includes its history, performance specs, trivia, and a color photo gallery. For the dedicated auto enthusiast or the casual or budding fan, this book is an entertaining survey of the greatest convertibles ever made.

The Ethical Meat Handbook [EPUB]

The Ethical Meat Handbook [EPUB]
The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore by Meredith Leigh
2015 | EPUB | 24.2MB

Nutrition, environmental impact, ethics, sustainability—it seems like there's no end to the factors we must consider when we think about our food. At the center of the dietary storm is animal-based agriculture. Was your beef factory-farmed or pasture-raised? Did your chicken free range, or was it raised in a battery cage? Have you, in short, met your meat?

Most efforts to unravel the complexities of the production and consumption of animal protein tend to pit meat eaters and vegetarians against each other. The Ethical Meat Handbook seeks a middle ground, arguing that by assuming full responsibility for the food on our fork, and more importantly, the route by which it gets there, animals can be an optimal source of food, fiber, and environmental management. This hands-on, practical guide covers:

Integrating animals into your garden or homestead Basic butchery: whole animal, primals, subprimals, and end-cuts, including safety and knife skills Charcuterie: history, general science and math principles, tooling up Culinary highlights: getting creative, preparing sauces, ferments, difficult cuts, and extras

Eating diversely may be the most revolutionary and proactive action we can take to ensure the sustainability of our food system. The Ethical Meat Handbook challenges us to take a hard look at our individual dietary choices, increase our self-reliance and at the same time enjoy delicious food that benefits our health and our planet.

Meredith Leigh is a food and farming specialist who has worked as a butcher, chef, teacher, and homesteader, all in search of realistic solutions for sustainable food.

MasterChef: the Masters at Home: Recipes, stories and photographs [EPUB]

MasterChef: the Masters at Home: Recipes, stories and photographs [EPUB]
MasterChef: the Masters at Home: Recipes, stories and photographs
2015 | EPUB | 202.64MB

Ever wondered what chefs love to cook when they are in their own kitchen? Away from the intensity and heat of restaurant service, what food makes them happiest on a weekend off? 33 globally renowned chefs have each shared three recipes for their favourite weekend treats in this special MasterChef collection of food at home.

The fascinating background of each chef is explored and accompanying candid snapshots from their home life provide a unique, never-seen-before window into their world. Such an intimate showcase of chefs' private cooking is artistically captured by the legendary photographer David Loftus.

This brilliant cookbook is distinctive in style and substance; a ground-breaking masterpiece for the new MasterChef book series from Absolute Press.

Chefs featured include: Ferran Adria, Andoni Aduriz, Michael Anthony, Elena Arzak, Jason Atherton, Joe Bastianich, Lidia Bastianich, Claude Bosi, Massimo Bottura, Claire Clark, Wylie Dufresne, Graham Elliot, Andrew Fairlie, Peter Gilmore, Peter Gordon, Bill Granger, Angela Hartnett, Tom Kerridge, Tom Kitchin, Atul Kochhar, Pierre Koffmann, Jamie Oliver, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Neil Perry, Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, Joan and Jordi Roca, Ruth Rogers, Curtis Stone, David Thompson, Mitch Tonks and Tetsuya Wakuda.

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice [Audiobook]

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice [Audiobook]
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice [Audiobook] by Sandra Day O'Connor, read by Bernadette Dunne
2004 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 26 mins |

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor explores the law, her life as a justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, and ideas, O'Connor sheds new light on the basics, and through personal observation she explores the development of institutions and ideas we have come to regard as fundamental.

O'Connor discusses notable cases that have shaped American democracy and the Court as we know it today, and she traces the turbulent battle women have fought since America's inception for a place in our nation's legal system.

Straight-talking, clear-eyed, inspiring, The Majesty of the Law is more than a reflection on O'Connor's own experiences as the first female justice of the Supreme Court; it also contains a discussion of how the suffrage movement changed the lives of women - in voting booths, jury boxes, and homes across the country.

In The Majesty of the Law, Sandra Day O'Connor reveals some of what she has learned and believes about American law and life, insights gleaned over her years as one of the most powerful and inspiring women in American history.

The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America [Audiobook]

The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America [Audiobook]
The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America [Audiobook] by Jeffrey Rosen, read by Alan Sklar
2007 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 44 mins | 240.16MB

A leading Supreme Court expert recounts the personal and philosophical rivalries that forged our nation's highest court and continue to shape our daily lives.

The Supreme Court is the most mysterious branch of government, and yet the Court is at root a human institution, made up of very bright people with very strong egos, for whom political and judicial conflicts often become personal.

In this compelling work of character-driven history, Jeffrey Rosen recounts the history of the Court through the personal and philosophical rivalries on the bench that transformed the law - and by extension, our lives. The story begins with the great Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson, cousins from the Virginia elite whose differing visions of America set the tone for the Court's first hundred years. The tale continues after the Civil War with Justices John Marshall Harlan and Oliver Wendell Holmes, who clashed over the limits of majority rule. Rosen then examines the Warren Court era through the lens of the liberal icons Hugo Black and William O. Douglas, for whom personality loomed larger than ideology. He concludes with a pairing from our own era, the conservatives William H. Rehnquist and Antonin Scalia, only one of whom was able to build majorities in support of his views.

Through these four rivalries, Rosen brings to life the perennial conflict that has animated the Court, between those justices guided by strong ideology and those who forge coalitions and adjust to new realities. He illuminates the relationship between judicial temperament and judicial success or failure. The stakes are nothing less than the future of American jurisprudence.

Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Opinions of Chief Justice John Marshall [Audiobook]

Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Opinions of Chief Justice John Marshall [Audiobook]
Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Opinions of Chief Justice John Marshall [Audiobook], read by Christopher Lee Philips
2013 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 2 mins | 190.68MB

Landmark Decisions of the Supreme Court: Select Opinions of Chief Justice John Marshallcontains a fully narrated audio edition of five historic decisions written by Chief Justice John Marshall, including Marbury v. Madison, Fletcher v. Peck, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Cohens v. Virginia. The text for this audio edition is derived from the United States Reports, published by the United States Government Printing Office.

Listeners please note: While every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this audio edition, it should not be considered authoritative, nor should it be cited in legal proceedings. Only the printed, bound volumes of the United States Reports, published by the United States Government Printing Office, contain the full, final, and official record of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Power Hour Learn to grow Microgreens & Pea Shoots [Video]

Power Hour Learn to grow Microgreens & Pea Shoots [Video]
Power Hour Learn to grow Microgreens & Pea Shoots by Ivory Smith
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 0.8 hour | 210.72MB

Go from seed to harvest with the help of a Certified Naturally Grown Pea Shoot Farmer

Power Hour is a course that teaches you how to grow, maintain, and harvest pea shoots and microgreens. You will learn how to solve problems like mold, leggy plants, or other issues that may arise. I will show you the way to have a productive crop with minimal cost and no previous experience. I have created this course so that you can benefit from my growing experience.

You will have a step by step process at your fingertips. You will learn where to get the best seeds, different types of lighting to best suit your needs, and how to harvest your product. This course will explain the techniques I used when I grew my power foods for restaurants.

With this course you will gain the ability to grow a healthy product that has a great taste and it's easy to maintain. I have created a course that will give you all of this knowledge in less than an hour but will last you a lifetime. I have found this growing experience to be relaxing and gratifying, I hope you will have the same experience.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 17 lectures and 44 mins of content!
  • Grow pea shoots and microgreens from seed to harvest.
  • Be able to identify problems while growing.
Power Hour Learn to grow Microgreens & Pea Shoots [Video]

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy [Audiobook]

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy [Audiobook]
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy [Audiobook] by Jon Gordon, read by Jon Gordon
2008 | MP3@64 kbps + MOBI | 2 hrs 53 mins | 79.58MB

"It's Monday morning and George walks out the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming up in 2 weeks for the NRG-2000 he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting set of characters (passengers) that over the course of 2 weeks share the 10 rules for the ride of his life… and attempt to help him turn around his work and team and save his job and marriage from an almost inevitable destruction."

In the mode of other best selling business fables The Energy Bus, takes listeners on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success.

No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy - the kind of positive energy consisting of vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their teams. Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, non-profit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy.

For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you'll enjoy the ride of your life!