The Economist Audio Edition [January 21, 2017]

The Economist Audio Edition [January 21, 2017]
The Economist Audio Edition [January 21, 2017]
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 | 160.96MB

The presidency of Donald Trump: I'll Be Tremendous!

  • Doing Brexit the hard way
  • China: the global grown-up
  • The six sects of shareholder value
  • Neuroscience's faulty toolkit
  • A tobacco merger (British American Tobacco & Reynolds)
  • The Agenda: People Power (what lies behind the rise in populism)
  • Submarine warfare - Torpedo junction (supercavitation)

Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways to Regain Peace and Nourish Your Soul [EPUB]

Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways to Regain Peace and Nourish Your Soul [EPUB]
Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways to Regain Peace and Nourish Your Soul by Elaine St James
1995 | EPUB | 0.5MB

The author of Simplify Your Life offers a path to the simpler life of mind and spirit through meditation, solitude, making spirituality a regular part of the day, and getting in touch with your creativity.

A former fast-lane businesswoman without therapist or medical credentials, St. James has spent years sampling spiritual practices and self-help methodologies. Whether she now lives a more loving, compassionate, and tolerant life than the rest of us is anybody's guess. But, clearly, she lives a simpler one, backed by the conviction that what makes her happy has value for us all.

100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses [EPUB]

100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses [EPUB]
100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
2016 | EPUB | 1.08MB

The 100 Words series continues to set the standard for measuring and improving vocabulary, with a new title focusing on words that are best known for getting people into linguistic trouble. 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is the perfect book for anyone seeking clear and sensible guidance on avoiding the recognized pitfalls of the English language.

Each word on the list is accompanied by a concise and authoritative usage note based on the renowned usage program of the American Heritage Dictionaries. These notes discuss why a particular usage has been criticized and explain the rules and conventions that determine what’s right, what’s wrong, and what falls in between. Troublesome pairs such as affect / effect, blatant / flagrant, and disinterested / uninterested are disentangled, as are vexing sound-alikes such as discrete / discreet and principal / principle. Other notes tackle such classic irritants as hopefully, impact, and aggravate, as well as problematic words like peruse and presently.

A great graduation gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who cares about language, 100 Words Almost Everyone Confuses and Misuses is guaranteed to help keep writers and speakers on the up-and-up!

Hot Damn & Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Banditos, 10th Edition [EPUB]

Hot Damn & Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Banditos, 10th Edition [EPUB]
Hot Damn & Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Banditos, 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition by Ryan Splint
2015 | EPUB | 9.22MB

Hot Damn & Hell Yeah is a cookbook opting for a casual, layperson's terms approach to vegan cooking by ensuring the recipes are straightforward and the majority of ingredients are familiar and easy enough to find in the standard grocery store. The priority is placed on taste and providing delicious vegan incarnations of typical Southwestern (and a little Southern) food rather than prioritizing health and nutrition value at the expense of flavor. Hot Damn favors a light-hearted, thematic design and layout, opting for custom illustrations of skeletal characters in the old southwest over stock-standard recipe and photo layouts.

Structural Yoga Therapy: Adapting to the Individual [EPUB]

Structural Yoga Therapy: Adapting to the Individual [EPUB]
Structural Yoga Therapy: Adapting to the Individual by Mukunda Stiles
2001 | EPUB | 12.35MB

Once you have learned the basics of yoga, where do you go? This book has been written for teachers and serious practitioners who want to use yoga to bring complete balance to the body. Stiles provides a comprehensive overview of the spiritual philosophy of yoga and its many branches, and discusses everything that a beginning student needs to consider when choosing a practice, including how to find a yoga teacher. Then he shares his solid understanding of anatomy and kinesiology (how specific muscles and bones react during movement) so that you can understand how each asana affects your body.

A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature [EPUB]

A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature [EPUB]
A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature by Thomas N. Corns
2006 | EPUB | 1.88MB

A History of Seventeenth-Century Literature outlines significant developments in the English literary tradition between the years 1603 and 1690.

  • An energetic and provocative history of English literature from 1603-1690.
  • Part of the major Blackwell History of English Literature series.
  • Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts.
  • Considers the physical conditions of literary production and consumption.
  • Looks at the complex political, religious, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers.
  • Features close critical engagement with major authors and texts

Thomas Corns is a major international authority on Milton, the Caroline Court, and the political literature of the English Civil War and the Interregnum.

We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity [EPUB]

We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity [EPUB]
We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity by Anindita Banerjee
2013 | EPUB | 1.51MB

Science fiction emerged in Russia considerably earlier than its English version and instantly became the hallmark of Russian modernity. We Modern People investigates why science fiction appeared here, on the margins of Europe, before the genre had even been named, and what it meant for people who lived under conditions that Leon Trotsky famously described as “combined and uneven development.” Russian science fiction was embraced not only in literary circles and popular culture, but also by scientists, engineers, philosophers, and political visionaries.

Anindita Banerjee explores the handful of well-known early practitioners, such as Briusov, Bogdanov, and Zamyatin, within a much larger continuum of new archival material comprised of journalism, scientific papers, popular science texts, advertisements, and independent manifestos on social transformation. In documenting the unusual relationship between Russian science fiction and Russian modernity, this book offers a new critical perspective on the relationship between science, technology, the fictional imagination, and the consciousness of being modern.

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America [Audiobook]

Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America [Audiobook]
Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America [Audiobook] by Donald L Miller, read by Jim Frangione
2014 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 29 hrs 40 mins | 810.01MB

While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates.

In four words - "the capital of everything" - Duke Ellington captured Manhattan during one of the most exciting and celebrated eras in our history: The Jazz Age. Radio, tabloid newspapers, and movies with sound appeared. The silver screen took over Times Square as Broadway became America's movie mecca. Tremendous new skyscrapers were built in Midtown in one of the greatest building booms in history.

Supreme City is the story of Manhattan's growth and transformation in the 1920s and the brilliant people behind it. Nearly all of the makers of modern Manhattan came from elsewhere: Walter Chrysler from the Kansas prairie; entertainment entrepreneur Florenz Ziegfeld from Chicago. William Paley, founder of the CBS radio network, was from Philadelphia, while his rival David Sarnoff, founder of NBC, was a Russian immigrant. Cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden was Canadian and her rival, Helena Rubenstein, Polish. All of them had in common vaulting ambition and a desire to fulfill their dreams in New York. As mass communication emerged, the city moved from downtown to midtown through a series of engineering triumphs - Grand Central Terminal and the new and newly chic Park Avenue it created, the Holland Tunnel, and the modern skyscraper. In less than ten years Manhattan became the social, cultural, and commercial hub of the country. The 1920s was the Age of Jazz and the Age of Ambition.

Original in concept, deeply researched, and utterly fascinating, Supreme City transports listeners to that time and to the city which outsiders embraced, in E.B. White' s words, "with the intense excitement of first love."

Christmas: A Candid History [EPUB]

Christmas: A Candid History [EPUB]
Christmas: A Candid History by Bruce David Forbes
2007 | EPUB | 0.5MB

Written for everyone who loves and is simultaneously driven crazy by the holiday season, Christmas: A Candid History provides an enlightening, entertaining perspective on how the annual Yuletide celebration got to be what it is today. In a fascinating, concise tour through history, the book tells the story of Christmas—from its pre-Christian roots, through the birth of Jesus, to the holiday's spread across Europe into the Americas and beyond, and to its mind-boggling transformation through modern consumerism. Packed with intriguing stories, based on research into myriad sources, full of insights, the book explores the historical origins of traditions including Santa, the reindeer, gift giving, the Christmas tree, Christmas songs and movies, and more. The book also offers some provocative ideas for reclaiming the joy and meaning of this beloved, yet often frustrating, season amid the pressures of our fast-paced consumer culture.

DID YOU KNOW

  • For three centuries Christians did not celebrate Christmas?
  • Puritans in England and New England made Christmas observances illegal?
  • St. Nicholas is an elf in the famous poem "The Night Before Christmas"?
  • President Franklin Roosevelt changed the dateof Thanksgiving in order to lengthen the Christmas shopping season?
  • Coca-Cola helped fashion Santa Claus's look in an advertising campaign?

Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land [EPUB]

Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land [EPUB]
Chinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast-Changing Land edited by Angilee Shah, Jeffrey Wasserstrom
2012 | EPUB | 0.2MB

An artist paints landscapes of faraway places that she cannot identify in order to find her place in the global economy. A migrant worker sorts recyclables and thinks deeply about the soul of his country, while a Taoist mystic struggles to keep his traditions alive. An entrepreneur capitalizes on a growing car culture by trying to convince people not to buy cars. And a 90-year-old woman remembers how the oldest neighborhoods of her city used to be. These are the exciting and saddening, humorous and confusing stories of utterly ordinary people who are living through China's extraordinary transformations. The immense variety in the lives of these Chinese characters dispels any lingering sense that China has a monolithic population or is just a place where dissidents fight Communist Party loyalists and laborers create goods for millionaires.

Chinese Characters is a collection, as Pankaj Mishra writes in his foreword, "to herald a new golden age of journalism about a ceaselessly fascinating country." Contributors include a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, a Macarthur Fellow, the China correspondent to a major Indian newspaper, and scholars whose depth of understanding is matched only by the humanity with which they treat their subjects. Their stories together create a multi-faceted portrait of a country in motion and an introduction to some of the best writing on China today.

Contributors include: Alec Ash, James Carter, Leslie T. Chang, Xujun Eberlein, Harriet Evans, Anna Greenspan, Peter Hessler, Ian Johnson, Ananth Krishnan, Christina Larson, Michelle Dammon Loyalka, James Millward, Evan Osnos, Jeffrey Prescott, Megan Shank, with cover photos by Howard French

Brain-Powered Weight Loss [Audiobook]

Brain-Powered Weight Loss [Audiobook]
Brain-Powered Weight Loss: The 11-Step Behavior-Based Plan That Ends Overeating and Leads to Dropping Unwanted Pounds for Good [Audiobook] by Eliza Kingsford, read by the Author
2017 | M4B@64 kbps | 7 hrs 20 mins | 200.96MB

Losing weight and successfully maintaining it over the long term is not as much about what you put in your stomach; it's more about what's happening in the brain. In Brain-Powered Weight Loss, psychotherapist and weight management expert Eliza Kingsford shows that more than 90 percent of people who go on diet programs (even healthy ones) fail or eventually regain because they have a dysfunctional relationship with food. Changing this relationship by changing the way you think about and behave around food is what it takes to permanently achieve weight-loss success.

Kingsford's 11-step first-of-its-kind program enlists dozens of mind-altering and behavior-changing exercises and techniques that shows you how to:

  • Identify and reverse the conscious and unconscious thinking errors and food triggers that lead to the behaviors that drive our food decisions
  • Let go of the mind-set of going on or off a diet in favor of a conscious quest to pursue a lifestyle of healthy eating and everyday activity - one that can last forever
  • Successfully use what Kingsford calls "dealing skills" to outsmart high-risk situations, tame stressful times, and prevent an eating "slip" from leading to a setback or all-out binge
  • Find out if you have what emerging research shows is an addiction to certain high-fat and sugar-added processed foods that can be as powerful as addictions to cigarettes and narcotics
  • Design a personal healthy eating program built on Kingsford's 10 Principles of Healthy Eating

Exploring Metaphysics [TTC Audio]

Exploring Metaphysics [TTC Audio]
Exploring Metaphysics [TTC Audio] by David K Johnson
Course No 4182 | MP3@160 kbps | + PDF Guidebook | 24x28 mins | 820.63MB

What comes to mind when you hear the word “metaphysics”? Forget the ancient philosophers and ivory tower professors pontificating on irrelevant abstractions. The truth is, while metaphysics is among the oldest strands of philosophical thought—an inquiry into the very nature of reality—metaphysics is also on the cutting edge of today’s scientific discoveries.

Physicist and Great Courses professor Sean Carroll explains the relationship between metaphysics and science this way: “Philosophers are very good at uncovering inconsistencies or mistakes in the kinds of causal heuristic understanding that scientists are often willing to accept. So for a physicist like me, philosophers can be very helpful in explaining what the problems are in our current versions of quantum mechanics, or in the origin of the arrow of time, or the nature of probability, or what counts as an ‘explanation.’”

Metaphysics, then, is an applied philosophy, a tool for thinking through concerns in a wide range of other disciplines, including

  • psychology,
  • neuroscience,
  • theology,
  • artificial intelligence,
  • relativity, and
  • quantum mechanics.

Most forms of structured thinking spring from metaphysics, and metaphysicians still think through the big questions about humans and the universe: the relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.

Reflect on these issues and more in Exploring Metaphysics, a mind-bending tour of philosophy applied to the forefront of today’s knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, philosopher David Kyle Johnson, an award-winning scholar and professor at King’s College, takes you on a journey through the limits of today’s knowledge. He identifies our fundamental assumptions about the world—and then proceeds to challenge those assumptions point by point.

By teasing out the logical inconsistencies, paradoxes, and often unsettling implications of what we “know” about ourselves and the world around us, Professor Johnson poses challenging questions and covers a startling range of human inquiry. Exploring Metaphysics doesn’t offer all the answers, but it does ask questions you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. You’ll be surprised to learn what relativity, quantum mechanics, and neuroscience imply about human free will and that time travel is not as crazy as it sounds.

From Humanity to the Nature of Reality

Forget what you think you know about yourself and your place in the world. Professor Johnson opens the course with three units that will surely alter your view of what it means to be a conscious, free person. Drawing from the realms of psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and philosophy, the first half of the course examines the defining traits of being human.

In the second half of the course, Professor Johnson shifts from the nature of the individual to the nature of the universe. Here metaphysics, science, and theology all intersect. While the scientific method has given us many answers, those answers have also raised a host of new, as yet unanswered questions. These metaphysical questions may seem like science fiction, but they stem from the very concrete world of reality.

Although the subject has ancient roots, the metaphysics you study in this course is far from an esoteric system of thought. Indeed, this material is very much alive today—at the forefront of philosophy, physics, and medical technology. When you complete this course, you will have a much richer perspective on the world around you. Virtually every lecture will challenge some of your bedrock beliefs about yourself and the universe.

Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans [EPUB]

Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans [EPUB]
Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black, and White Roots of Mexican Americans by Martha Menchaca
2002 | EPUB | 4.9MB

The history of Mexican Americans is a history of the intermingling of races—Indian, White, and Black. This racial history underlies a legacy of racial discrimination against Mexican Americans and their Mexican ancestors that stretches from the Spanish conquest to current battles over ending affirmative action and other assistance programs for ethnic minorities. Asserting the centrality of race in Mexican American history, Martha Menchaca here offers the first interpretive racial history of Mexican Americans, focusing on racial foundations and race relations from prehispanic times to the present.

Menchaca uses the concept of racialization to describe the process through which Spanish, Mexican, and U.S. authorities constructed racial status hierarchies that marginalized Mexicans of color and restricted their rights of land ownership. She traces this process from the Spanish colonial period and the introduction of slavery through racial laws affecting Mexican Americans into the late twentieth-century. This re-viewing of familiar history through the lens of race recovers Blacks as important historical actors, links Indians and the mission system in the Southwest to the Mexican American present, and reveals the legal and illegal means by which Mexican Americans lost their land grants.

The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey [EPUB]

The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey [EPUB]
The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey by Deborah Cramer
2016 | EPUB | 1.43MB

Thousands of ravenous tiny shorebirds race along the water’s edge of Delaware Bay, feasting on pin-sized horseshoe-crab eggs. Fueled by millions of eggs, the migrating red knots fly on. When they arrive at last in their arctic breeding grounds, they will have completed a near-miraculous 9,000-mile journey that began in Tierra del Fuego.

Deborah Cramer followed these knots, whose numbers have declined by 75 percent, on their extraordinary odyssey from one end of the earth to the other—from an isolated beach at the tip of South America all the way to the icy tundra. In her firsthand account, she explores how diminishing a single stopover can compromise the birds' entire journey, and how the loss of horseshoe crabs—ancient animals that come ashore but once a year—threatens not only the survival of red knots but also human well-being: the unparalleled ability of horseshoe-crab blood to detect harmful bacteria in vaccines, medical devices, and intravenous drugs safeguards human health. Cramer offers unique insight into how, on an increasingly fragile and congested shore, the lives of red knots, horseshoe crabs, and humans are intertwined. She eloquently portrays the tenacity of small birds and the courage of many people who, bird by bird and beach by beach, keep red knots flying.

Chocolate - Good or Bad for You?: Essay and Recipes [EPUB]

Chocolate - Good or Bad for You?: Essay and Recipes [EPUB]
Chocolate - Good or Bad for You?: Essay and Recipes by Chef Alain Braux
2015 | EPUB | 1.05MB

A long time ago, long before I became a nutrition therapist, in the land of magic chocolates, I was a chocolatier (a fine chocolate bonbons maker) at one of the most prestigious Patisserie-Chocolaterie in Brussels, Belgium: Wittamer. If you are drooling after reading this article, feel free to get their fine chocolate delicacies in New York City as well.

Little did I know at the time of the numerous health benefits of dark chocolate. In an interesting twist of fate, it turned out that the product I had been working with for years was good for you as well. The Europeans have appreciated its flavor and benefits without knowing why. All they knew was that it tasted great and that it could be appreciated under many, many delicious forms and flavors, but I suspect that health was the least of their concerns, at the time. First, let me give you a little explanation about what is chocolate and the different kinds available. More in my book. Chef Alain Braux

An Accident of Geography: Compassion, Innovation and the Fight Against Poverty [EPUB]

An Accident of Geography: Compassion, Innovation and the Fight Against Poverty [EPUB]
An Accident of Geography: Compassion, Innovation and the Fight Against Poverty by Richard C Blum, Thomas C Hayes
2016 | EPUB | 15.7MB

Advances in global development have helped lift hundreds of millions of people from poverty in recent decades, but major challenges in fighting poverty remain. Billions of people continue to have little or no access to the basic necessities of life: clean water, food, shelter, education, and medical care.

The random location of their birthplace limited much of what is possible in many of their lives.

Yet legions of dedicated people today are proving that with the right approaches and resources, disciplined efforts to fight poverty can succeed--and with greater scale and impact than ever.

In An Accident of Geography, author Richard C. Blum profiles many of them while narrating his inspiring personal story--accomplished private-equity investor especially in Asia, humanitarian, public policy advocate, and creator of an unprecedented, multidisciplinary curriculum in poverty and development studies that has attracted thousands of students on the ten campuses of the University of California and beyond.

Blum offers practical guidance on what works best: giving poor people a greater voice in the field and applying key principles of 21st-century management, engineering, and development philanthropy. Put your accident of geography to work in helping others, and yourself Be the change maker you see in the mirror.

All author proceeds from the sale of An Accident of Geography will be donated to projects advancing global development.

All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide [EPUB]

All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide [EPUB]
All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide by Jim Loomis
2015 | EPUB | 3.1MB

Written both for veteran train travelers and those considering their first rail journey, this guide book will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and lots of information about how railroads operate. The author explains how individual trains are operated and offers tips on booking trips, finding the lowest fares, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, and whom to tip and how much.

This revised fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much, much more, making it the ultimate guide to American train travel and its unique history and culture.

Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) [AZW3]

Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) [AZW3]
Ancient Botany (Sciences of Antiquity Series) by Gavin Hardy, Laurence Totelin
2015 | AZW3 | 3.07MB

Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have brought together their botanical and historical knowledge to produce this unique overview of ancient botany. It examines all the founding texts of botanical science, such as Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's Natural History, Nicolaus of Damascus' On Plants, and Galen' On Simple Remedies, but also includes lesser known texts ranging from the sixth century BCE to the seventh century CE, as well as some material evidence.

The authors adopt a thematic approach rather than a chronological one, considering important issues such as the definition of a plant, nomenclature, classifications, physiology, the link between plants and their environment, and the numerous usages of plants in the ancient world. The book also takes care to place ancient botany in its historical, social and economic context. The authors have explained all technical botanical terms and ancient history notions, and as a result, this work will appeal to historians of ancient science, medicine and technology; classicists; and botanists interested in the history of their discipline.

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul [EPUB]

Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul [EPUB]
Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkinson
2015 | EPUB | 1.49MB

Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever.

Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it.

The Mountains of Parnassus [EPUB]

The Mountains of Parnassus [EPUB]
The Mountains of Parnassus by Czeslaw Milosz
2017 | EPUB | 2.45MB

The Nobel laureate’s unfinished science fiction novel—available in English for the first time ever

Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1980, Czeslaw Milosz was one of the twentieth century’s most esteemed poets and essayists. This outstanding translation of his only hitherto unavailable work is classic Milosz and a necessary companion volume for scholars and general readers seeking a deeper understanding of his themes. Written in the 1970s and published posthumously in Polish in 2012, Milosz’s deliberately unfinished novel is set in a dystopian future where hierarchy, patriarchy, and religion no longer exist. Echoing the structure of The Captive Mind and written in an experimental, postmodern style, Milosz’s sole work of science fiction follows four individuals: Karel, a disaffected young rebel; Lino, an astronaut who abandons his life of privilege; Petro, a cardinal racked with doubt; and Ephraim, a potential prophet in exile. The original manuscript of this work is held at the Beinecke Library, and this edition will include photographs of the draft.

Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity [EPUB]

Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity [EPUB]
Ayurveda: Life, Health, and Longevity by Robert Svoboda
2015 | EPUB + AZW3 | 0.3/0.5MB

Ayurveda addresses the well-being of the entire being - physical, psychological and spiritual - in an approach to health & healing that is as relevant to the modern world as it was to the ancient world from which it emerged. Herbs and minerals, nutrition and purification, affirmative ways of living are a few of the ways in which Ayurveda treats not just the ailment but the whole person, emphasizing prevention of disease to avoid the need for cure. The Ayurvedic principles and practices outlined in this book form a sound basis for accessing optimal health in balance.

Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda [EPUB]

Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda [EPUB]
Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda by Robert Svoboda, Arnie Lade
1995 | EPUB | 5.74MB

Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda explores the enduring features of humanity's longest and continually practiced systems of medicine. These two indigenous healing arts arising independently in China and India communed and exchanged experience, techniques, and therapeutic substances over the epochs of their development. This books interesting and valuable comparison provides a pioneer effort in examining side by side two great systems of medicine, studying closely the historical, theoretical and practical relationships.

The Complete English Poems by George Herbert [EPUB]

The Complete English Poems by George Herbert [EPUB]
The Complete English Poems by George Herbert, edited by John Tobin
2005 | EPUB | 2.19MB

George Herbert combined the intellectual and the spiritual, the humble and the divine, to create some of the most moving devotional poetry in the English language. His deceptively simple verse uses the ingenious arguments typical of seventeenth-century 'metaphysical' poets, and unusual imagery drawn from musical structures, the natural world and domestic activity to explore a mosaic of Biblical themes. From the wit and wordplay of 'The Pulley' and the formal experimentation of 'Easter Wings' and 'Paradise', to the intense, highly personal relationship between man and God portrayed in 'The Collar' and 'Redemption', the works collected here show the transcendental power of divine love.

Homesick for Another World: Stories [EPUB]

Homesick for Another World: Stories [EPUB]
Homesick for Another World: Stories by Ottessa Moshfegh
2017 | EPUB | 0.8MB

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time

Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel.

And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest [Audiobook]

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest [Audiobook]
The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest [Audiobook] by Dan Buettner, read by Michael McConnohie
2010 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 38 mins | 210.73MB

Award-winning author and researcher Dan Buettner has traveled the world to meet the planet's longest-lived people, and learned nine powerful yet simple lessons that could put you on the path to longer life. Where did he find them? In the Blue Zones.

Blue Zones are communities where common elements of lifestyle, diet, and outlook have led to an amazing quantity - and quality - of life. Dan Buettner shares the secrets from four of the world's Blue Zones. Buettner's extensive study uncovers how these people manage to live longer and better, but found in the everyday things they do: the food they eat, the company they keep, and their very perspectives on life. In The Blue Zones, they become yours to follow for life!

The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook [EPUB]

The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook [EPUB]
The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook by Helen You, Max Falkowitz
2017 | EPUB | 45.02MB

From the restaurant where adventurous foodies get the freshest dumplings in New York City, comes the ultimate Chinese cookbook with 60 recipes for classic and unexpected dumplings and dim sum-like side dishes. New York Times critic Pete Wells calls Helen You "a kind of genius for creating miniature worlds of flavor" and, indeed her recipes redefine the dumpling: Lamb and Green Squash with Sichuan pepper; Spicy Shrimp and Celery; Wood Ear Mushroom and Cabbage; and desserts such as Sweet Pumpkin and Black Sesame Tang Yuan.

With information on the elements of a great dumpling, stunning photography, and detailed instructions for folding and cooking dumplings, this cookbook is a jumping-off point for creating your own galaxy of flavors.

Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family, Save Your Sanity [EPUB]

Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family, Save Your Sanity [EPUB]
Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family, Save Your Sanity by Sally Kuzemchak
2014 | EPUB | 54.64MB

Women are juggling more roles and more responsibilities than ever before. But somehow, some way, dinner's still got to get on the table. Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide will help women navigate mealtime armed with strategies, tips, and recipes that are targeted to the specific issue they have with dinner-whether that's an insane schedule, a tight budget, or extra-finicky kids. This book highlights the Top 10 Challenges women face with getting a home-cooked meal on the table and offers empathy and encouragement in the form of doable steps to take and strategies to try, plus more than 150 recipes to make mealtime a breeze.

Feeding kids healthy, home-cooked meals is at the top of every mom's daily to-do list, but hectic schedules and a host of other dilemmas can sometimes keep it from being a reality. Cooking Light's Dinnertime Survival helps moms find a way to make it happen-no matter what the challenge may be.

  • Smart Strategies offer fresh advice for a range of topics-from appeasing your kids' requests for a snack right before dinner because they're starving to money-saving meal planning solutions.
  • Crazy Tricks that Actually Work! Sometimes it takes some out-of-the-box thinking.
  • Real Moms, Real Smart --tips offer kid-tested strategies and advice from moms around the country.
  • More than 200 full-color photos including a beautiful image with every recipe.