The Poems of Basil Bunting [EPUB]

The Poems of Basil Bunting [EPUB]
The Poems of Basil Bunting edited by Don Share
2016 | EPUB | 2.3MB

Basil Bunting's work was published haphazardly throughout most of his life, and in many cases he did not oversee publication. This is the first critical edition of the complete poems, and offers an accurate text with variants from all printed sources. Don Share annotates Bunting's often complex and allusive verse, with much illuminating quotation from his prose writings, interviews and correspondence. He also examines Bunting's use of sources (including Persian literature and classical mythology), and explores the Northumbrian roots of Bunting's poetic vocabulary and use of dialect.

The Eternal Party [EPUB]

The Eternal Party [EPUB]
The Eternal Party: Understanding My Dad, Larry Hagman, the TV Star America Loved to Hate by Kristina Hagman, Elizabeth Kaye
2016 | EPUB | 5.14MB

When you have a very famous father, like mine, everyone thinks they know him.

My dad, Larry Hagman, portrayed the storied, ruthless oilman J.R. on the TV series Dallas. He was the man everyone loved to hate, but he had a personal reputation for being a nice guy who fully subscribed to his motto: DON’T WORRY! BE HAPPY! FEEL GOOD! Dad had a famous parent, too—Mary Martin, known from many roles on Broadway, most memorably as Peter Pan. Off-stage she was a kind, elegant woman who maintained the down home charm of her Texas roots. Both were performers to the core of their beings, masters at crafting their public images. They were beloved. And their relationship was complex and often fraught.

My father never apologized for anything, even when he was wrong. But in the hours before he died, when I was alone with him in his hospital room, he begged for forgiveness. In his delirium, he could not tell me what troubled him, but somehow I found the words to comfort him. After he died, I was compelled to learn why he felt the need to be forgiven.

As I solved the troubling mystery of why my happy-go-lucky, pot-smoking, LSD-taking Dad had spent his last breaths begging to be forgiven, I also came to know my father and grandmother better than I had known them in life.

The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop [EPUB]

The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop [EPUB]
The Useful Book: 201 Life Skills They Used to Teach in Home Ec and Shop by David Bowers, Sharon Bowers
2016 | EPUB | 41.42MB

A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you'd had them.

The Useful Book features 138 practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There’s a kitchen crash course, including the must-haves for a well-stocked pantry; how to boil an egg (and peel it frustration-free); how to grill, steam, sauté, and roast vegetables. There’s Sewing 101, plus how to fold a fitted sheet, tie a tie, mop a floor, make a bed, and set the table for a formal dinner.

Next up: a 21st-century shop class. The tools that everyone should have, and dozens of cool projects that teach fundamental techniques. Practice measuring, cutting, and nailing by building a birdhouse. Make a bookshelf or a riveted metal picture frame. Plus: do-it-yourself plumbing; car repair basics; and home maintenance, from priming and painting to refinishing wood floors.

Winning Chess [AZW3]

Winning Chess [AZW3]
Winning Chess: Reissue of the bestselling Irving Chernev instructional classic (Batsford Chess) by Irving Chernev, Fred Reinfeld
2013 | AZW3 | 22.02MB

Winning Chess is a truly classic chess book, beloved of chess-mad teenagers since it was first published in 1970, updated and repackaged in algebraic format. Written in lively, conversational style by two prolific and popular chess authors, it is aimed at players who have gone past the beginner stage and want to take their game to a whole new level. Its imaginative themes and instructional method are timeless, and the whole book is shot through with fun and humour.

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru [EPUB]

Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru [EPUB]
Profits Aren't Everything, They're the Only Thing: No-Nonsense Rules from the Ultimate Contrarian and Small Business Guru by George Cloutier
2010 | EPUB | 0.25MB

Small-business guru George Cloutier offers the controversial message that Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing in this book of wisdom for entrepreneurs everywhere in these tough economic times. With advice such as “forget teamwork” and “micromanage like crazy,” Profits Aren’t Everything, They’re the Only Thing is the reality check that will help small-business owners stay afloat and stay profitable.

The New Rules of Retirement: Strategies for a Secure Future, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

The New Rules of Retirement: Strategies for a Secure Future, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
The New Rules of Retirement: Strategies for a Secure Future, 2nd Edition by Robert C Carlson
2016 | EPUB + PDF | 0.77/1.76MB

Create the retirement you desire with proven financial strategies

The New Rules of Retirement throws away the rules of thumb, clichés, and obsolete ideas. It provides a proven, updated approach to retiring successfully in today's world. In this new second edition based on independent, objective research, retirement expert Robert C. Carlson uses proven, profitable techniques to coordinate all the factors that lead to financial security and independence. You'll learn how much you really need to save for retirement, how to invest that nest egg before and during retirement, and how to establish a wise and sustainable spending strategy. Carlson will explain how to overcome the threats to lifetime financial security, such as longer life expectancy, low investment returns, higher taxes, and more. Importantly, you'll learn how to plan for the wildcards of retirement planning: health care and long-term care expenses. This edition covers changes in key areas such as annuities, IRA management, estate planning, and income taxes. You'll learn how to merge these insights into your plan to enhance financial security and to provide for loved ones in the future.

Retirement no longer means being put out to pasture. Today's retirees are traveling the world, attending classes, developing new skills, starting businesses, mastering neglected hobbies, and more—well into their golden years. This guide helps ensure you have the financial independence to pursue the retirement you want through smart planning and effective financial strategies.

  • Know and overcome the threats to retiree financial security
  • Learn the right way to estimate retirement spending
  • Develop a sustainable spending strategy
  • Invest your nest egg to make it last
  • Plan for potential long-term health care
  • Leave a legacy for loved ones

The retirement is now a new phase of life, not a winding down. It's a time to live your best life and do things you couldn't before. But all the financial aspects of retirement have changed. To maintain financial security and create the retirement you desire, you need to be on top of the changes. The New Rules of Retirement provides the latest, proven strategies that help put the shine in your golden years.

How Fat Was Henry VIII?: And 100 Other Questions on Royal History [EPUB]

How Fat Was Henry VIII?: And 100 Other Questions on Royal History [EPUB]
How Fat Was Henry VIII: And 100 Other Questions on Royal History by Raymond Lamont-Brown
2016 | EPUB | 0.5MB

Most of us know that Queen Victoria ruled over a great Empire, that King John signed the Magna Carta, and that Harold was killed at the Battle of Hastings. But this book, for inquisitive visitors to the royal palaces and monarchy buffs everywhere, takes us to the heart of the matter, and tells us what we really want to know about life behind the palace walls: Which monarch had the most eccentricities? Which king pawned his crown? Did monarchs use contraception? What made Mary I "bloody"? Was George III's madness caused by porphyria, or was it arsenic poisoning? Who was Britain’s first royal motorist? Did Mary Queen of Scots murder her husband?

Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89 [PDF]

Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89 [PDF]
Hero or Tyrant: Henry III, King of France, 1574-89 by Robert J Knecht
2016 | PDF | 9.0MB

King Henry III of France has not suffered well at the hands of posterity. Generally depicted as at best a self-indulgent, ineffectual ruler, and at worst a debauched tyrant responsible for a series of catastrophic political blunders, his reputation has long been a poor one. Yet recent scholarship has begun to question the validity of this judgment and look for a more rounded assessment of the man and his reign. For, as this new biography of Henry demonstrates, there is far more to this fascinating monarch than the pantomime villain depicted by previous generations of historians and novelists. Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, this book traces Henry’s life from his birth in 1551, the sixth child of Henri II and Catherine de’ Medici. It following his upbringing as the Wars of Religion began to tear France apart, his election as king of Poland in 1573, and his assumption of the French crown a year later following the death of his brother Charles IX. The first English-language biography of Henry for over 150 years, this study thoroughly and dispassionately reassesses his life in light of recent scholarship and in the context of broader European diplomatic, political and religious history. In so doing the book not only provides a more nuanced portrait of the monarch himself, but also helps us better understand the history of France during this traumatic time.

The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own [EPUB]

The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own [EPUB]
The Essential American: 25 Documents and Speeches Every American Should Own edited by Jackie Gingrich Cushman
2010 | EPUB | 2.96MB

More than ever, Americans are realizing that if we want to keep this country great, we must be citizen patriots. And here’s the handbook every citizen patriot needs: The Essential American, featuring the fundamental documents of our nation’s history.

Compiled by syndicated columnist Jackie Gingrich Cushman and featuring a foreword by her father—bestselling author and former Speaker of the House—Newt Gingrich, The Essential American is the ultimate patriot’s resource. Featuring well-known and lesser-known documents and speeches, as well as bonus material, The Essential American includes:

The Declaration of Independence The Constitution Daniel Webster’s Plymouth Oration Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address Douglas MacArthur’s Duty, Honor, Country speech Ronald Reagan’s Speech at the Brandenburg Gate BONUS Lists: American Presidents (and their presidential parties), all 50 states (with their capitals and year of admittance to the Union), etc. A bonus DVD, with more than 1,000 additional documents and articles critical to our nation’s history. And much more!

Perfect for the patriot in your life, The Essential American belongs under every Christmas tree in America!

The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial [EPUB]

The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial [EPUB]
The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson
2016 | EPUB | 2.04MB

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969.

Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match. Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood.

The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.

The Fight to Vote [EPUB]

The Fight to Vote [EPUB]
The Fight to Vote by Michael Waldman
2016 | EPUB | 1.6MB

From the president of NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice and the author of The Second Amendment, the history of the long struggle to win voting rights for all citizens.

In The Second Amendment, Michael Waldman traced the ongoing argument on gun rights from the Bill of Rights to the current day. Now in The Fight to Vote, Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.” From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as Americans sought to right to vote, others have fought to stop them. This is the first book to trace the full story from the founders’ debates to today’s challenges: a wave of restrictive voting laws, partisan gerrymanders, the flood of campaign money unleashed by Citizens United. Americans are proud of our democracy. But today that system seems to be under siege, and the right to vote has become the fight to vote.

In fact, that fight has always been at the heart of our national story, and raucous debates over how to expand democracy have always been at the center of American politics. At first only a few property owners could vote. Over two centuries, working class white men, former slaves, women, and finally all Americans won the right to vote. The story goes well beyond voting rules to issues of class, race, political parties, and campaign corruption. It's been raw, rowdy, a fierce, and often rollicking struggle for power. Waldman’s The Fight to Vote is a compelling story of our struggle to uphold our most fundamental democratic ideals.

A Patriot's History of the United States [EPUB]

A Patriot's History of the United States [EPUB]
A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition by Larry Schweikart, Michael Patrick Allen
2014 | EPUB | 1.81MB

For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.”

As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin.

A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.

The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age [EPUB]

The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age [EPUB]
The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age by Scott Woolley
2016 | EPUB | 3.46MB

The astonishing story of America’s airwaves, the two friends—one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor—who made them available to us, and the government which figured out how to put a price on air.

This is the origin story of the airwaves—the foundational technology of the communications age—as told through the forty-year friendship of an entrepreneurial industrialist and a brilliant inventor.

David Sarnoff, the head of RCA and equal parts Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and William Randolph Hearst, was the greatest supporter of his friend Edwin Armstrong, developer of the first amplifier, the modern radio transmitter, and FM radio. Sarnoff was convinced that Armstrong’s inventions had the power to change the way societies communicated with each other forever. He would become a visionary captain of the media industry, even predicting the advent of the Internet.

In the mid-1930s, however, when Armstrong suspected Sarnoff of orchestrating a cadre of government officials to seize control of the FM airwaves, he committed suicide. Sarnoff had a very different view of who his friend’s enemies were.

Many corrupt politicians and corporations saw in Armstrong’s inventions the opportunity to commodify our most ubiquitous natural resource—the air. This early alliance between high tech and business set the precedent for countless legal and industrial battles over broadband and licensing bandwidth, many of which continue to influence policy and debate today.

Unboxing IT: A Look Inside the Information Technology Black Box [EPUB]

Unboxing IT: A Look Inside the Information Technology Black Box [EPUB]
Unboxing IT: A Look Inside the Information Technology Black Box by Christopher McCay
2016 | EPUB | 3.09MB

Computers and technology have reached a level of invisibility in our lives that is equal to indoor plumbing and electricity. We don’t think about the mechanics of how they work, but when any of those systems breaks it is a MASSIVE disruption in our lives. All of us understand the basics of how a fuse box works or how to plunge a toilet, and with this book you will learn those equivalents in the IT world. This book will give a basic understanding of the various disciplines that exist within the IT world, some of the thought processes behind the methodologies IT professionals follow, and touch on some of the realities of living in a truly technological wonderland.

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, 7th Edition [EPUB]

Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, 7th Edition [EPUB]
Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs, 7th Edition by Michael D Coe, Rex Koontz
2013 | EPUB | 60.17MB

This book, long recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region's pre-columbian civilizations, has now been completely revised for its seventh edition. Spectacular new discoveries have thrown more light on the Olmec culture, Mexicos earliest civilization. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. The Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico gets a much fuller account than in previous editions and further discoveries in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have allowed us to refine our understanding of the history and symbolism of its sacred precinct.

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises [EPUB]

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises [EPUB]
Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises by Lesley M M Blume
2016 | EPUB | 4.63MB

The making of Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, the outsize personalities who inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world

In the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip’s maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, midnight betrayals, and midday hangovers into his groundbreaking novel The Sun Also Rises. This revolutionary work redefined modern literature as much as it did his peers, who would forever after be called the Lost Generation. But the full story of Hemingway’s legendary rise has remained untold until now.

Lesley Blume resurrects the explosive, restless landscape of 1920s Paris and Spain and reveals how Hemingway helped create his own legend. He made himself into a death-courting, bull-fighting aficionado; a hard-drinking, short-fused literary genius; and an expatriate bon vivant. Blume’s vivid account reveals the inner circle of the Lost Generation as we have never seen it before, and shows how it still influences what we read and how we think about youth, sex, love, and excess.

Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition [EPUB]

Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition [EPUB]
Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition: A Collection of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms, and Literary Flourishes from Eras Past by Lesley M M Blume
2013 | EPUB | 7.42MB

Too often, when struggling to find just the right turn of phrase, exclamation of joy, or witty barb, it's easy to forget that history is positively brimming with rich words deserving of rejuvenation. Lesley M. M. Blume gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for use. Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition takes readers on a philological journey through words from the not-too-distant past. From all-overish to zounds, the vintage vernacular collected here will make any reader the cat's meow among friends, relations, and acquaintances.

The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood [EPUB]

The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood [EPUB]
The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent by Robert Hutchinson
2016 | EPUB | 3.36MB

One morning in May 1671, Colonel Thomas Blood daringly attempted to seize the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly, he managed to escape with St Edward's Crown and the Coronation Regalia before being apprehended. Fervently and religiously nonconformist, Blood had been involved in many plots to assassinate King Charles II and overthrow the Stuart government. He had also participated in an attempted coup d'état in Ireland and was publicly labelled the 'Father of all Treasons'.

And yet he was not instantly executed for treason. Instead, the king granted him a generous income from lands in Ireland and he became a familiar strutting figure in the glittering state apartments of the royal court.

Bestselling historian Robert Hutchinson tells the gripping tale of one of the most enigmatic and alluring figures in the history of Britain. Blood was a hunted man across the kingdom, and Hutchinson explores the dangerous life of a double agent during the Restoration. While serving as the king's personal spy, Blood was supporting those who conspired to murder him. In an age when gossip and intrigue ruled the coffee houses, he also hired himself out as a freelance agent for those wishing to further their ambitions in the cockpit of late seventeenth-century politics.

The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood is the compelling story of a man bent on ambiguous political and personal motivation, as well as an extraordinary account of the court of Charles II and the perils and conspiracies that constantly surrounded the 'Merry Monarch'.

Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget [EPUB]

Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget [EPUB]
Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget: 12 Lessons on Becoming a Young Entrepreneur When You are Broke by Felecia Hatcher-Pearson
2016 | EPUB | 4.7MB

You don't need millions of dollars to get your business idea off the ground, but you do need to START, with what you have and where you probably are financially-on a Ramen Noodle budget! Think about it: Ramen Noodles are one of the cheapest meals on the planet, but when you get creative and add ingredients you have at your fingertips, you can transform it from an inexpensive meal from your college "glory days" into a "grown-up" gourmet meal. So, if you can get creative with Ramen Noodles, you can get creative with limited resources and overcome any roadblocks to starting your own business. You know you have what it takes to launch a startup. It's time to harness that gritty scrappiness, tap into your network to gather the resources you need to launch your business, and stand out-even with limited funds.

Start Your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget will show you how to:

  • Leverage your limited resources and create your own opportunities
  • Set unrealistic goals, with 5 key strategies-including when and why your goals should self-destruct!
  • "Steal from celebrities" and become a media darling-and get tons of free press and social media mentions
  • Dig deep, create a unique niche, and become a major disruptor
  • Start the business you've been dreaming about!

Nothing in this book is dry and boring because the secret is in the sauce. The quick-reading, highly informative chapters include such fun titles as

  • "Carpe Noodle" (focuses on doing daily tasks that scare the crap out of you)
  • "Stretching the Noodle" (how to uncover and leverage the resources around you so that you can grow with limited funding)
  • "Beware of the Drunken Noodle" (how to escape the research trap so you can get straight to experimenting and testing your idea)
  • "No One Wants a Boring Noodle" (get comfortable with being uncomfortable, build a niche, create an experience, and get the media fawning over your business!)
  • "Every Noodle Has a Story" (craft a compelling story that engages)
  • AND MORE!

Everything you need to get your business going on that Ramen Noodle Budget!

Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of Our Washington Elite--and How to Overthrow Them [EPUB]

Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of Our Washington Elite--and How to Overthrow Them [EPUB]
Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of Our Washington Elite--and How to Overthrow Them by Michelle Fields
2016 | EPUB | 1.27MB

From reporter and Fox News star Michelle Fields, a revelation of how the corruption and waste in American politics begins with our elected politicians, and how to take the country back from those that extort its values for personal gain

Our Founding Fathers rejected the notion of royalty and fought against extravagance, pomp, and circumstance. But today in Washington, members of the United States government enjoy lifestyle perks that would make Marie Antoinette envious. Our public servants are chauffeured to their Capitol Hill offices by town cars even when they live only two blocks away. They enjoy their own taxpayer-subsidized Senate Hair Care Services, vacation with their families in exotic locations for free, and exempt themselves and their friends from the laws that they create.

In Barons of the Beltway, Fox News contributor Michelle Fields exposes the hidden perks, the freebies, and the ego stroking that define life for a political class that is out of touch and out to lunch. Put under the spotlight are figures such as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and Vice President Joe Biden, who continue to abuse their power, build their personal fortunes, and climb up the Washington ladder. And, while our Founding Fathers started a revolution to break away from a monarchy, it's clear that America is beginning to have one of its own.

Barons of the Beltway reveals how to overthrow our political class in order to return to the principles the Founding Fathers originally envisioned for America—a country of greater opportunity that we can pass onto the next generations.

The Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions [EPUB]

The Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions [EPUB]
The Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions edited by Michael Church
2015 | EPUB | 161.15MB

The Other Classical Musics offers challenging new perspectives on classical music by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions.

What is classical music? This book answers the question in a manner never before attempted, by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions, of which Western classical music is just one. Each music is analysed in terms of its modes, scales, and theory; its instruments, forms, and aesthetic goals; its historical development, golden age, and condition today; and the conventions governing its performance. The writers are leading ethnomusicologists, and their approach is based on the belief that music is best understood in the context of the culture which gave rise to it.

By including Mande and Uzbek-Tajik music - plus North American jazz - in addition to the better-known styles of the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, the Far East, and South-East Asia, this book offers challenging new perspectives on the word 'classical'. It shows the extent to which most classical traditions are underpinned by improvisation, and reveals the cognate origins of seemingly unrelated musics; it reflects the multifarious ways in which colonialism, migration, and new technology have affected musical development, and continue to do today. With specialist language kept to a minimum, it's designed to help both students and general readers to appreciate musical traditions which may be unfamiliar to them, and to encounter the reality which lies behind that lazy adjective 'exotic'.

Contributors: Michael Church, Scott DeVeaux, Ivan Hewett, David W. Hughes, Jonathan Katz, Roderic Knight, Frank Kouwenhoven, Robert Labaree, Scott Marcus, Terry E. Miller, Dwight F. Reynolds, Neil Sorrell, Will Sumits, Richard Widdess, Ameneh Youssefzadeh

You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, 2nd Edition: Sandler Training's 7-Step System for Successful Selling by David Sandler, David H Mattson
2015 | EPUB | 1.43MB

The bestselling sales classic! Revised and expanded to help you supercharge personal and team performance in today's ultra-competitive sales environment

"People make buying decisions emotionally and justify them logically."

That shrewd, timeless insight from the first edition of this bestselling book has become a “no-brainer” among sales professionals. Now You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar comes with new insights, information, and tools every sales leader can use. It combines Sandler's classic, battle-tested advice on driving personal and organizational success by breaking the rules of conventional selling with up-to-date best practices from experienced trainers of Sandler, now run by David Mattson.

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 2nd Edition by Mark Tessler
2009 | EPUB | 5.75MB

Mark Tessler's highly praised, comprehensive, and balanced history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the earliest times to the present—updated through the first years of the 21st century—provides a constructive framework for understanding recent developments and assessing the prospects for future peace. Drawing upon a wide array of documents and on research by Palestinians, Israelis, and others, Tessler assesses the conflict on both the Israelis' and the Palestinians' terms. New chapters in this expanded edition elucidate the Oslo peace process, including the reasons for its failure, and the political dynamics in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza at a critical time of transition.

Civilization Before Greece and Rome [EPUB]

Civilization Before Greece and Rome [EPUB]
Civilization Before Greece and Rome by H W F Saggs
1989 | EPUB | 3.46MB

For many centuries it was accepted that civilization began with the Greeks and Romans. During the last two hundred years, however, archaeological discoveries in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Crete, Syria, Anatolia, Iran, and the Indus Valley have revealed that rich cultures existed in these regions some two thousand years before the Greco-Roman era. In this fascinating work, H.W.F Saggs presents a wide-ranging survey of the more notable achievements of these societies, showing how much the ancient peoples of the Near and Middle East have influenced the patterns of our daily lives. Saggs discussesthe the invention of writing, tracing it from the earliest pictograms (designed for account-keeping) to the Phoenician alphabet, the source of the Greek and all European alphabets. He investigates teh curricula, teaching methods, and values of the schools from which scribes graduated. Analyzing the provisions of some of the law codes, he illustrates the operation of international law and the international trade that it made possible. Saggs highlights the creative ways that these ancient peoples used their natural resources, describing the vast works in stone created by the Egyptians, the development of technology in bronze and iron, and the introduction of useful plants into regions outside their natural habitat. In chapters on mathematics, astronomy, and medicine, he offers interesting explanations about how modern calculations of time derive from the ancient world, how the Egyptians practiced scientific surgery, and how the Babylonians used algebra. The book concludes with a discussion of ancient religion, showing its evolution from the most primitive forms toward monotheism.

Himalaya Bound: An American's Journey with Nomads in North India [AZW3]

Himalaya Bound: An American's Journey with Nomads in North India [AZW3]
Himalaya Bound: An American's Journey with Nomads in North India by Michael Benanav
2015 | AZW3 | 2.61MB

For forty-four days, Michael Benanav lived and travelled with the Van Gujjars, a forest-dwelling tribe of nomadic buffalo herders in northern India. He went to document their traditional way of life, but there was trouble on the trail: the Uttarakhand forest department threatened to block nomadic families from the pastures they relied on for the survival of their herds.A fascinating account of life on the road with nomads, this book tells the story of one family s quest to save their buffaloes, and themselves. It portrays an intimate picture of the hopes, fears,hardships and joys of people who wonder if there is still a place for them on this planet.

Beckett's Friendship 1979-1989 [EPUB]

Beckett's Friendship 1979-1989 [EPUB]
Beckett's Friendship 1979-1989 by André Bernold
2015 | EPUB | 2.17MB

Meeting in the cafés and streets of Paris, with conversations noted and hesitancies observed, the gradual exfoliation of a personality is revealed across the last decade of Beckett’s life as one intellectual appraises another. This is a charming and sympathetic study of one of literature’s most opaque writers and of his interests in music, philosophy, visual arts and the spoken arts. In shedding sympathetic light on a famously private Irishman abroad, these verbal exposures complement John Minihan’s contemporaneous and intimate black-and-white photographs, taken in the same environs.

Introducing Rousseau: A Graphic Guide [EPUB]

Introducing Rousseau: A Graphic Guide [EPUB]
Introducing Rousseau: A Graphic Guide by Dave Robinson
2015 | EPUB | 97.55MB

Illustrated guide to the crucial French philosopher who denied bring a philosopher at all. 'I am like no one else in the whole world ...' Thus begins Jean-Jacques Rousseau's defiant Confessions - an autobiography of astounding psychological insight. Musician, poet, novelist and botanist, but above all, a philosopher who firmly denied being one, Rousseau was the first to ask: "What is the value of civilization?" His answer - that civilization corrupts natural goodness and increases social inequalities - shocked his Enlightenment contemporaries and still challenges us today.

Did Rousseau inspire the French Revolution? Can Romanticism, psychoanalysis and Existentialism all be traced back to him? Introducing Rousseau presents a maverick thinker whose ideas revolutionized our understanding of childhood, education, government, language and much else. Dave Robinson's clear and concise account of Rousseau's ideas, engagingly dramatized by Oscar Zarate's illustrations, guides the reader through Rousseau's turbulent life of lost innocence, persecution and paranoia.

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment [EPUB]

Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment [EPUB]
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living: Awareness & Meditation Practices for Living in the Present Moment by Robert Butera, Erin Byron et al
2016 | EPUB | 12.56MB

Enhance your awareness, gain higher focus and happiness, and improve all levels of your health with the discussions and supportive practices in this guide to mindful living. Featuring a number of leading meditation and mindfulness experts—including Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield, Thomas Moore, Cyndi Dale, Guy Finley, and many others—Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living shows you how to develop your well-being and overcome the obstacles that stand in your way.

A comprehensive gathering of visionary teachers and authors, this book provides inspiration, discussion, and specific practices around the transformative applications of mindfulness: basic understanding and practices, better health, loving your body, reaching your potential, and connecting to subtle energy and spirit.

Includes articles and chapters by influential authors, including Rachel Avalon, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst, Sarah Bowen, Erin Byron, Robert Butera, Jack Canfield, Alexandra Chauran, Cyndi Dale, Sherrie Dillard, Guy Finley, Rolf Gates, Melissa Grabau, Servet Hasan, Ana Holub, Patricia Johnson, Shakta Khalsa, Melanie Klein, Danielle MacKinnon, Mark A. Michaels, William L. Mikulas, Thomas Moore, Keith Park, Deborah Sandella, Amy B. Scher, Tess Whitehurst, and Angela Wix.

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence [EPUB]

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence [EPUB]
The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence edited by by Carlos A. Cuevas, Callie Marie Rennison
2016 | EPUB | 2.89MB

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence features a collection of original readings, from an international cast of experts, that explore all major issues relating to the psychology of violence and aggressive behaviors.

  • Features original contributions from an interdisciplinary cast of scholars - leading experts in their fields of study
  • Includes the latest violence research – and its implications for practice and policy
  • Offers coverage of current issues relating to violence such as online violence and cybercriminal behavior
  • Covers additional topics such as juvenile violence, sexual violence, family violence, and various violence issues relating to underserved and/or understudied populations

Sex Differences and Similarities in Communication, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Sex Differences and Similarities in Communication, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Sex Differences and Similarities in Communication, 2nd Edition edited by Daniel J Canary, Kathryn Dindia
2009 | EPUB | 1.32MB

Sex Differences and Similarities in Communication offers a thorough exploration of sex differences in how men and women communicate, set within the context of sex similarities, offering a balanced examination of the topic. The contents of this distinctive volume frame the conversation regarding the extent to which sex differences are found in social behavior, and emphasize different theoretical perspectives on the topic. Chapter contributors examine how sex differences and similarities can be seen in various verbal and nonverbal communicative behaviors across contexts, and focus on communication behavior in romantic relationships. The work included here represents recent research on the topic across various disciplines, including communication, social psychology, sociology, linguistics, and organizational behavior, by scholars well-known for their work in this area.

In this second edition, some chapters present new perspectives on sex/gender and communication; others present substantially revised versions of earlier chapters. All chapters have a stronger theoretical orientation and are based on a wider range of empirical data than those in the first edition. Readers in communication, social psychology, relationships, and related fields will find much of interest in this second edition. The volume will serve as a text for students in advanced coursework as well as a reference for practitioners interested in research-based conclusions regarding sex differences in communicative behavior.