The New Pioneers: How Entrepreneurs Are Defying the System to Rebuild the Cities and Towns of America [EPUB]

The New Pioneers: How Entrepreneurs Are Defying the System to Rebuild the Cities and Towns of America [EPUB]
The New Pioneers: How Entrepreneurs Are Defying the System to Rebuild the Cities and Towns of America by JP Faber
2017 | EPUB + PDF | ISBN: 9781944648305 | 1.81/64.76MB

Imagine a world where there are no building codes, no licensing requirements, no permit fees, no inspectors—no rules or regulations, only common sense and the desire to build something better. This is the world that forged America, the land where the early pioneers and town developers thrived.

But this type of open environment is long gone.

It’s prohibitively expensive for young entrepreneurs to start a business today. In fact, it is almost impossible to build anything unless you are part of a larger organization that has the expertise and resources to navigate the system. Our municipal, state, and federal codes, from business permitting and OSHA compliance to occupational licenses and tax requirements, have blossomed out of control.

Today’s innovators and builders must ignore the rules, go to places where the rules are not enforced, or figure out how to get around them. The New Pioneers is the story of Americans—millennials, immigrants, artists, and entrepreneurs—who are doing just that in cities across the nation, including Detroit, San Diego, New Orleans, Phoenix, and many more.

Written by journalist J.P. Faber, The New Pioneers shows the entrepreneurs of today, especially those in urban areas, how they can work around obstacles to create wealth and revive our cities. Small business owners and individual builders have the power to fix what’s broken in society—if only they are allowed to do so.

This book is an optimistic look at how we can rebuild our cities and jump-start more small businesses. It shows how we can make far better use of our resources, both human and physical. The New Pioneers paves a road to success in a crumbling world. It’s time for the little guy to have a fighting chance to get ahead once again.

Low Carb is Lekker Two [PDF]

Low Carb is Lekker Two [PDF]
Low Carb is Lekker Two by Inè Reynierse
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781432306885 | 17.17MB

Cooking with fewer or no carbs need not be boring or bland. Inè Reynierse, author of best seller Low Carb is Lekker, has made it her mission to bring back normal dishes to the LCHF menu. Her unique dough recipes mean you can start enjoying bread, muffins, doughnuts, nachos, pizza, vetkoek and koeksisters again – but this time without the carbs! Her simple and gourmet meals, including local favourites and some global classics, will entice and keep the entire family coming back for more … more healthy meals that is. If an easy and budget-friendly low-carb lifestyle is what you are after, this book may very well be your best ally for the journey.

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain [Audiobook]

The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain [Audiobook]
The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in "Healthy" Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain [Audiobook] by Steven R Gundry MD, read by Christopher Solimene
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 49 mins | 297.79MB

Most of us have heard of gluten - a protein found in wheat that causes widespread inflammation in the body. Americans spend billions of dollars on gluten-free diets in an effort to protect their health. But what if we've been missing the root of the problem? In The Plant Paradox, renowned cardiologist Dr. Steven Gundry reveals that gluten is just one variety of a common and highly toxic plant-based protein called lectin. Lectins are found not only in grains like wheat but also in the "gluten-free" foods most of us commonly regard as healthy, including many fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and conventional dairy products. Once ingested, these proteins incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.

At his waitlist-only clinics in California, Dr. Gundry has successfully treated tens of thousands of patients suffering from autoimmune disorders, diabetes, leaky gut syndrome, heart disease, and neurodegenerative diseases with a protocol that detoxes the cells, repairs the gut, and nourishes the body. Now, in The Plant Paradox, he shares this clinically proven program with listeners around the world.

Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense [Audiobook]

Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense [Audiobook]
Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most Delicate Sense [Audiobook] by Carol Svec, read by Wendy Tremont King
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 7 mins | 224.13MB

Balance is a lively, 360-degree exploration of our body's supersense. Health and wellness writer Carol Svec examines every facet of balance in a way that is highly entertaining, broadly accessible, and rigorously researched. Listeners follow her through various facilities as she talks with scientists doing state-of-the-art research. She grilled an egg in a virtual kitchen, had her senses fooled in a tumbling room by a mannequin named Hans, survived "the Vominator" without losing her lunch, and experienced drunken dizziness inside a police muster room.

Chapters include fascinating case studies of people whose lives are affected by balance dysfunction, the latest research initiatives, the coolest gadgets used by researchers, and first-person accounts of what it's like to be a scientific guinea pig for balance. In a clear, friendly style, Svec communicates what she has learned about balance from some of the top scientists in the world, including how balance research is being applied to help those who are ill, elderly, disabled, or simply prone to queasiness, and what ingenious, potentially life-changing advances may be coming down the road.

Fulfilled! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life [Audiobook]

Fulfilled! Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life [Audiobook]
Fulfilled: Critical Choices: Work, Home, Life [Audiobook] by William A. Schiemann, read by Mike Norgaard
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 45mins | 186.39MB

Fulfilled! addresses the broad issue of life fulfillment - an enduring quality that includes both daily happiness and, more important, a long-term, sustainable sense of achieving all one can be. The author defines life fulfillment as achieving your dreams and creating a lifestyle that brings exceptional happiness and inner peace.

This book addresses some of the key factors that enable you to have greater control and influence over your life-factors such as having a clear vision of the future, having a life path, being planful and resourceful, understanding your success drivers, managing today's actions to get you to tomorrow, having a personal scorecard to track your progress, and employing lessons learned from others that enable you to bypass some of life's cul-de-sacs. The author integrates the science of fulfillment and the art of fulfillment to create a comprehensive guide.

In addition to offering a set of clear steps that guide you through thinking about your own fulfillment, the book is full of stories and examples from people in many walks of life, and the lessons they can share from their own journeys. This book is not about becoming rich. It is not about becoming famous. It is not about becoming a star in your profession. It is about becoming fulfilled in all aspects of your life. This book is for anyone at any age who is willing to learn. It is never too early - or too late - to think about what makes you fulfilled. It is never too late to start becoming fulfilled.

If you are looking for a happier and more rewarding life, this book is for you. If you are a coach or mentor, this book will give you insights into helping others. And if you are a human resources or organizational leader, this book should provide insights into how you can attract, develop, optimize, and retain the best talent - talent that will connect with your organization as part of their own personal journeys to fulfillment.

The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does [Audiobook]

The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does [Audiobook]
The Chameleon: Life-Changing Wisdom for Anyone Who has a Personality or Knows Someone Who Does [Audiobook] by Merrick Rosenberg, read by Allyson Briggs, Merrick Rosenberg
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 6 mins | 169.88MB

Imagine what it would be like to understand the actions and motivations of others - and to know how to apply such knowledge to be a more effective leader, teacher, coach, or salesperson - or even a better partner, or parent. The Chameleon, by Merrick Rosenberg, a fun, easy-to-understand listen, teaches powerful lessons about gaining deeper self-awareness, maximizing personal strengths, and empowering others around you. The Chameleon contains 22 fables based on the Eagle, Parrot, Dove, and Owl personality styles Rosenberg introduced in his first book, Taking Flight!

Guided by an all-knowing chameleon, the characters help listeners gain meaningful insights into understanding themselves and others.

The Introduction fable provides an overview of the four personality styles. The fables chronicle the bird's interactions over a one-year period and are followed by a "Chameleon Wisdom" section which expands on the fable's lessons and provides practical applications and scenarios of the story's moral. These deeper insights include examples of how to employ the styles to increase effectiveness at work, deepen personal relationships, parent with compassion, and generally live a more fulfilling life.

Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction [Audiobook]

Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction [Audiobook]
Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction [Audiobook] by Chris D Thomas, read by Bob Reed
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 52 mins | 271.73MB

Human activity has irreversibly changed the natural environment. But the news isn't all bad.

It's accepted wisdom today that human beings have permanently damaged the natural world, causing extinction, deforestation, pollution, and, of course, climate change. But in Inheritors of the Earth, biologist Chris Thomas shows that this obscures a more hopeful truth - we're also helping nature grow and change. Human cities and mass agriculture have created new places for enterprising animals and plants to live, and our activities have stimulated evolutionary change in virtually every population of living species. Most remarkably, Thomas shows, humans may well have raised the rate at which new species are formed to the highest level in the history of our planet.

Drawing on the success stories of diverse species, from the ochre-colored comma butterfly to the New Zealand pukeko, Thomas overturns the accepted story of declining biodiversity on Earth. In so doing, he questions why we resist new forms of life and why we see ourselves as unnatural. Ultimately, he suggests that if life on Earth can recover from the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, it can survive the onslaughts of the technological age. This eye-opening book is a profound reexamination of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.

Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition [Audiobook]

Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition [Audiobook]
Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition [Audiobook] by Chris McNickle, read by Fajer Al-Kaisi
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 16 hrs 52 mins | 463.98MB

Examine the bipartisan legacy of a remarkable billionaire politician

Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition tells the story of how one of America's most successful entrepreneurs was elected mayor of New York City and what he did with the power he won. Bloomberg's stunning victory against all odds just weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attack left him facing challenges unlike any mayor in history. For the next 12 years, he kept the city safe, managed budgets through fiscal crises, promoted private sector growth, generated jobs, built infrastructure, protected the environment, supported society's cultural sensibilities, and achieved dramatic improvements in public health.

Bloomberg was an activist executive who used government assets boldly and wisely for the greatest good, for the greatest number of people. His time as mayor was not without controversy. Bloomberg supported stop and frisk police tactics that a judge ruled unconstitutional, and jailhouse violence rose to levels so severe the federal government intervened. The administration's homeless policies were ineffective. And he forced a change in the city charter to allow him to serve a third term.

Overall, record low crime and the lasting impact of innovative policies will cause his tenure to be remembered as a remarkable success. Having returned to his global media empire, and to his private philanthropy, Bloomberg continues to challenge the National Rifle Association on gun control, promote national education reform, and support policies to combat climate change. Frequently touted as an independent candidate for president, Bloomberg leaves behind a legacy of effective government.

Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow? [Audiobook]

Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow? [Audiobook]
Putting Wealth to Work: Philanthropy for Today or Investing for Tomorrow [Audiobook] by Joel L Fleishman, read by Barry Abrams
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 18 mins | 283.96MB

By 2025, Americans will likely be donating over half a trillion dollars annually to nonprofit organizations. Those philanthropic gifts will transform significant parts of America's civic sector landscape.

Philanthropy is entering an era of unprecedented growth and innovation. Established foundations such as Ford and Rockefeller are doubling down on programs tackling long-simmering problems, including global inequality, less-than-stellar education, and uneven access to health care. Many foundations are engaging in advocacy on controversial issues, exploring venture philanthropy solutions, and experimenting with impact investing. And philanthropists such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, New York's high-profile financiers, and Silicon Valley's billionaires are planning to put their wealth to work as never before: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares during their lifetimes, and nearly 150 others have signed the Giving Pledge to increase dramatically their "giving while living."

In Putting Wealth to Work, Joel L. Fleishman provides expert analysis of contemporary philanthropy, offering invaluable insight for those engaging with and affected by charitable foundations. This is the fascinating and definitive account of philanthropy today, and an indispensable guide to understanding its inner workings, impact, and expansive potential.

Why Dinosaurs Matter (TED Books) [EPUB]

Why Dinosaurs Matter (TED Books) [EPUB]
Why Dinosaurs Matter (TED Books) by Kenneth Lacovara
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501120107 | 27.97MB

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.

By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity’s epic struggle to understand the nature of deep time, the meaning of fossils, and our own place on the vast and bountiful tree of life.

Go on a journey––back to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth––to discover how dinosaurs achieved feats unparalleled by any other group of animals. Learn the secrets of how paleontologists find fossils, and explore quirky, but profound questions, such as: Is a penguin a dinosaur? And, how are the tiny arms of T. rex the key to its power and ferocity?

In this revealing book, Lacovara offers the latest ideas about the shocking and calamitous death of the dinosaurs and ties their vulnerabilities to our own. Why Dinosaurs Matter is compelling and engaging—a great reminder that our place on this planet is both precarious and potentially fleeting. “As we move into an uncertain environmental future, it has never been more important to understand the past.”

The Mudd Club [EPUB]

The Mudd Club [EPUB]
The Mudd Club by Richard Boch
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781627310512 | 95.0MB

"I was a Long Island kid that graduated college in 1976 and moved to Greenwich Village. Two years later, I was working The Mudd Club door. Standing outside, staring at the crowd, it was "out there" versus "in here" and I was on the inside.

The Mudd Club was filled with the famous and soon- to- be famous, along with an eclectic core of Mudd regulars who gave the place its identity. Everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, and Robert Rauschenberg to Johnny Rotten, The Hell's Angels, and John Belushi: passing through, passing out, and some, passing on. Marianne Faithful and Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, William Burroughs, and even Kenneth Anger— just a few of the names that stepped on stage. No Wave and Post- Punk artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers living in a nighttime world on the cusp of two decades.

This book is a cornucopia of memories and images, and how this famed wicked downtown club attained the status of midtown and uptown. There was nothing else like it— I met everyone, and the job quickly defined me. I thought I could handle it, and for a while, I did. "—Richard Boch

How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump

How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump
How Do I Explain This to My Kids: Parenting in the Age of Trump edited by Sarah Swong, Diane Wachtell
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620973561 | 0.66MB

The day after the 2016 presidential election, filmmaker Carlos Sandoval found Ku Klux Klan fliers on the seats of the Long Island Railroad and recounts how his Cuban American niece Lexi’s world was “shattered” by the election—she is one of thousands of children wondering if they will be deported or denied benefits under the Trump administration. Other children are taunted on the playground, have their head scarves ripped off, or are left to wonder, “Does Donald Trump not like brown boys like me?” And girls everywhere are devastated that a crass and bigoted bully was elected over the woman poised to become America’s first female president.

In the wake of the election, even the most thoughtful and progressive parents across the country found themselves at a loss for words. Borrowing its title from the memorable election night question posed by Van Jones, How Do I Explain This to My Kids? brings together moving first-person accounts by parents including novelist Mira Jacob, Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen, scholar Robin D.G. Kelley, New York Times blogger Nicole Chung, and others, who recount their best efforts to parent effectively in the current climate. The second half of the book features advice from leading child psychologist Ava Siegler, whose bestselling book What Should I Tell the Kids? established her as an authority on talking to children about difficult topics. From racism and homophobia to anti-Semitism, lying, sexism, and bullying, Dr. Siegler provides concrete advice for parents of kids of all ages—grade schoolers, preteens, adolescents, and young adults—for helping their children navigate a complicated, difficult time.

Common Sense Management: Quick Wisdom for Good Managers [EPUB]

Common Sense Management: Quick Wisdom for Good Managers [EPUB]
Common Sense Management: Quick Wisdom for Good Managers by Roger Fulton
2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781580089838 | 1.78MB

For anyone newly promoted to a management position, the influx of expectations and responsibilities can seem daunting.

In Common Sense Management, veteran management consultant Roger Fulton distills a career's worth of experience into basic principles, encouragement, and advice. Fulton speaks not only to managers, but also to supervisors and leaders, demonstrating how it's possible to succeed at any level in any industry, and that the same core values and practices apply. With practical sections such as "25 Common Mistakes Made by New Supervisors" and quotations from visionary leaders, from Confucius to Abraham Lincoln, this helpful guide offers motivation and support for anyone looking to succeed in a position of authority.

Clarkson: Look Who's Back: The Unauthorised Biography [EPUB]

Clarkson: Look Who's Back: The Unauthorised Biography [EPUB]
Clarkson: Look Who's Back: The Unauthorised Biography by Gwen Russell
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781786062246 | 1.04MB

There was a national outcry in 2015 when the BBC announced that they were parting ways with Jeremy Clarkson. However, one thing was clear: he was never going to be away from our screens for long . . .

During his time on Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson established himself not only as a motoring aficionado but also an unlikely political commentator with a knack for telling us how it is (and putting his foot in it). However, his "gaffes" only made the nation love him more. While the BBC tried to revive Top Gear after the departure of Clarkson, May, and Hammond with an all-star line-up including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, something just wasn’t right. They soon learned to their cost that there’s no one quite like Clarkson. From scandals over "feckless Mexicans" and infamous punch-ups to his escapades on The Grand Tour, this is the true story of his extraordinary life and career.

This entertaining and fully up-to-date biography charts Clarkson’s rise and fall (and rise again), along with the uncensored views and hilarious anecdotes that have made him a national treasure.

Men & Dogs [EPUB]

Men & Dogs [EPUB]
Men & Dogs by Alice Chaygneaud-Dupuy, Marie-Eva Chopin
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780143132110 | 37.7MB

A brilliant and hilarious collection of photographs, featuring 50 pairs of gorgeous men and candid canines

When the world has you down, there's no better way to instant happiness than handsome men paired with cute puppies. In this new book from the creators of the popular blog Des Hommes et des Chatons, you'll find an original collection of 100 clever photo match-ups, with a heartthrob human on one page and a pooch in a similar pose or with a similar expression on the next.

  • Taking a walk.
  • Playing catch.
  • Basking in sunshine.
  • Toweling off after a bath.

Can't decide between man or man's best friend? Well, with Men & Dogs, you don't have to choose.

Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body - and Be More Resilient Every Day [Audiobook]

Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body - and Be More Resilient Every Day [Audiobook]
Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body - and Be More Resilient Every Day [Audiobook] by Mithu Storoni, read by Katharine McEwan
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hrs 15 mins | 174.71MB

Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game.

  • When's the best time to exercise - and how much is too much?
  • Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite?
  • How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way?

Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues.

This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress - to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us.

Each chapter examines a common stress agent - including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers - and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits - including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, and more.

Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user's guide for body, mind, and well-being.

Finally Full of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA [Audiobook]

Finally Full of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA [Audiobook]
Finally Full of Yourself: Unlocking Your Spiritual DNA [Audiobook] by Maria Salomão-Schmidt, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + MOBI | 10 hrs 5 mins | 280.95MB

To be full of yourself is often meant as an insult, but if you're not full of yourself then what are you full of? Ever wish for a clear guide of what to do? This ground-breaking book is that guide, meeting you where you are, taking you to your next level, opening your heart to your life's calling.

In Finally Full of Yourself, Life Coach Maria Salomão-Schmidt talks straight about discovering how to:

  • Turn your stuck points into flow points
  • Access your own spiritual DNA
  • Shift out of suffering for you and those you love
  • Magnetize the answers you seek
  • Create a life of purpose, freedom and flow
  • Understand the feedback your life is giving you
  • Deal with energy vampires
  • Learn what your energy body is and how to use it
  • Live more fully present
  • Uncover why you bothered to get a body in the first place

Known as the Tsunami of Love, Maria Salomão-Schmidt has been an Oprah Show guest and worked with Jack Canfield's Chicken Soup of the Soul, Jane Goodall, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Her life's purpose is to provide powerful tools that cultivate peace from within, so you don't live in an empty state of without.

Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals [Audiobook]

Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals [Audiobook]
Think Small: The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals [Audiobook] by Owain Service, Rory Gallagher, read by Joe Jameson
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 5 hrs 46 mins | 158.95MB

A simple and accessible plan for success, based on seven scientifically tested steps that really work.

We're often told to dream big, the sky's the limit and that nothing is impossible. While it is undoubtedly good advice to set yourself goals that have the potential to make you and those around you healthier and happier, how to reach those goals is often less clear. From getting fit or securing a new job to becoming a better manager or parent, simply setting your mind to something will rarely get you where you want to be, and big plans can quickly become overwhelming, leaving us feeling as though we've failed.

Most of us set goals with very good intentions, so why do our best-laid plans so often go awry? When we're so committed to making positive changes and fulfilling our ambition at the outset, is there a way of avoiding the common roadblocks that stand between our goals and us? Thankfully, the answer is yes - and it's much easier to achieve than you might think.

Working inside the world's first Nudge Unit, Owain Service and Rory Gallagher know the huge impact that small changes and clear plans, based on a scientific understanding of human behaviour, can have from an individual to an international level. For the first time, Think Small takes these successful approaches and translates them into an easy, simple framework that has the potential to make a big difference to all our lives.

Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home) [Audiobook]

Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home) [Audiobook]
Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home) [Audiobook] by Morra Aarons-Mele, read by Coleen Marlo
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 13 mins | 227.88MB

From the marketing guru and host of the popular Forbes.com podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, a breakthrough introverts' guide that broadens the conversation sparked by Quiet and moves away from the "Lean In" approach, offering wisdom and practical tips to help listeners build strong relationships and achieve their own definition of professional success.

Most ambitious people believe that reaching the peaks of success means being on 24/7-tirelessly networking, deal-making, and keynoting conferences. This is nonsense, says Morra Aarons-Mele. As an eminent entrepreneur with a flourishing business and a self-proclaimed introvert with lots of anxieties, Morra disagrees with the notion that there's only one successful "type": the intense, super social, sleep-deprived mover and shaker, the person who musters endless amounts of "grit." Hiding in the Bathroom is her antidote for everyone who is fed up with feeling like they must always "lean in"-who prefer those moments of hiding in the bathroom to constantly climbing the ladder or working the room.

Morra knows what it takes to make your mark, and now, this entrepreneur who has boosted the online strategy of clients such as the Malala Fund, President Obama, the UN Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation shares the insights, tricks, and knowledge she's learned. Filled with advice, exercises to help listeners evaluate their own work/life fit and manage anxiety, valuable tools, and stories of countless successful people-entrepreneurs, academics, and novices just beginning their careers - Hiding in the Bathroom empowers professionals of all ages and levels to take control and build their own versions of success. Thoughtful and practical, it is a must-have handbook for building a fantastic, prosperous career and a balanced, happy life - on your own terms.

Includes an enhancement PDF.

A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions [Audiobook]

A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions [Audiobook]
A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions [Audiobook] by Muhammad Yunus, read by Dan Woren
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 50 mins | 243.41MB

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and best-selling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet.

Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. Now he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken - that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest.

Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the last decade, thousands of people and organizations have already embraced Yunus's vision of a new form of capitalism, launching innovative social businesses designed to serve human needs rather than accumulate wealth. They are bringing solar energy to millions of homes in Bangladesh; turning thousands of unemployed young people into entrepreneurs through equity investments; financing female-owned businesses in cities across the United States; bringing mobility, shelter, and other services to the rural poor in France; and creating a global support network to help young entrepreneurs launch their start-ups.

In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. He explains how global companies like McCain, Renault, Essilor, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of.

Six Billion Shoppers: The Companies Winning the Global E-Commerce Boom [Audiobook]

Six Billion Shoppers: The Companies Winning the Global E-Commerce Boom [Audiobook]
Six Billion Shoppers: The Companies Winning the Global E-Commerce Boom [Audiobook] by Porter Erisman, read by George Newbern
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 34 mins | 208.69MB

From China to India to Nigeria, e-commerce is entering a golden era in countries that were long left out of the e-commerce gold rush experienced in the West. If the story of the first 20 years of e-commerce's growth was set in developed markets, the story of the next 20 years will be set in emerging ones.

The rise of e-commerce in emerging markets is being driven by three major trends: widespread Internet adoption, a rising middle class, and, most importantly, innovative new business models that serve the needs of local customers better than the models used by Western e-commerce giants.

Six Billion Shoppers takes listeners on an exciting and colorful journey around the world to visit the next e-commerce mega markets and explore how a new e-commerce boom is opening opportunities for entrepreneurs and global brands alike. Traveling through Nigeria, China, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, Porter Erisman addresses e-commerce across these new markets and what it means for Western brands. He argues that e-commerce in developing countries is revolutionary and will play a much larger role in emerging markets than in the West. With e-commerce in emerging markets entering a rapid period of expansion, Six Billion Shoppers explains how to seize the massive opportunity created by emerging market consumers and provides practical advice on how to ride this new business trend.

What the CEO Wants You to Know, Expanded and Updated: How Your Company Really Works [Audiobook]

What the CEO Wants You to Know, Expanded and Updated: How Your Company Really Works [Audiobook]
What the CEO Wants You to Know, Expanded and Updated: How Your Company Really Works [Audiobook] by Ram Charan, read by David H. Lawrence XVII
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 19 mins | 119.47MB

The classic on the universal laws of business success, completely revised and updated for today's leaders

Completely rewritten for today's business world, What the CEO Wants You to Know, expanded and updated, written by best-selling author Ram Charan, describes the fundamentals behind every business, from street vendors in Mumbai to Fortune 500 companies. Drawing on stories from Uber, Amazon, Apple, Toyota, Netflix, Lyft, The Limited, Walmart, GE, and Starbucks, Charan, in the most accessible language imaginable, explains the ins and outs of how companies work, from gross revenue and operating costs to inventory and cash flow, from turnover, profits, and margins to return on capital and accounts payable and receivable, from product quality to sales. A classic in the business literature, with hundreds of thousands of copies in print, this short and engaging book is like a miniature MBA course.

For everyone who wants to master and understand the levers that drive a successful business, What the CEO Wants You to Know is the perfect answer.

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies [Audiobook]

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies [Audiobook]
The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies [Audiobook] by Jason Fagone, read by Cassandra Campbell
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 36 mins | 374.23MB

Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II.

In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the US government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. Though she and Friedman are in many ways the Adam and Eve of the NSA, Elizebeth's story, incredibly, has never been told.

In The Woman Who Smashed Codes, Jason Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman, who played an integral role in our nation's history for 40 years. After World War I, Smith used her talents to catch gangsters and smugglers during Prohibition, then accepted a covert mission to discover and expose Nazi spy rings that were spreading like wildfire across South America, advancing ever closer to the United States. As World War II raged, Elizabeth fought a highly classified battle of wits against Hitler's Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine used by German spies. Meanwhile, inside an army vault in Washington, William worked furiously to break Purple, the Japanese version of Enigma - and eventually succeeded, at a terrible cost to his personal life.

Fagone unveils America's code-breaking history through the prism of Smith's life, bringing into focus the unforgettable events and colorful personalities that would help shape modern intelligence. Blending the lively pace and compelling detail that are the hallmarks of Erik Larson's best sellers with the atmosphere and intensity of The Imitation Game, The Woman Who Smashed Codes is riveting popular history at its finest.

The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge [Audiobook]

The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge [Audiobook]
The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge [Audiobook] by Paul A Rahe, read by Bronson Pinchot
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 14 hrs 31 mins | 398.44MB

More than 2,500 years ago, a confederation of small Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia, the most powerful empire in the world. In this meticulously researched study, historian Paul Rahe argues that Sparta was responsible for the initial establishment of the Hellenic defensive coalition and was, in fact, the most essential player in its ultimate victory.

Drawing from an impressive range of ancient sources, including Herodotus and Plutarch, the author veers from the traditional Athenocentric view of the Greco-Persian Wars to examine from a Spartan perspective the grand strategy that halted the Persian juggernaut. Rahe provides a fascinating, detailed picture of life in Sparta circa 480 BC, revealing how the Spartans' form of government and the regimen to which they subjected themselves instilled within them the pride, confidence, discipline, and discernment necessary to forge an alliance that would stand firm against a great empire, driven by religious fervor, that held sway over two-fifths of the human race.

The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 volumes) [EPUB]

The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 volumes) [EPUB]
The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 volumes) by Mehrdad Kia
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781610693882 | 13.96MB

This two-volume reference provides university and high school students―and the general public―with a wealth of information on one of the most important empires the world has ever known.

  • Features approximately 180 entries that cover a wide variety of topics related to political, social, and culture aspects of Ottoman society
  • Features numerous primary documents that add to the vividness of the portrayal of individuals and events
  • Explores the many countries and numerous ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups encompassed by the Ottoman Empire
  • Shows how, for much of its history, Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived side by side in this vast realm
  • Provides the only work of its kind written for university undergraduates, high school students, and the general public

The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 volumes) [EPUB]

The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 volumes) [EPUB]
The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia (2 volumes) by Mehrdad Kia
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781610693905 | 13.12MB

This well-balanced reference on ancient Persia demonstrates the region's contributions to the growth and development of human civilization from the 7th century BCE through the fall of the Persian Sasanian Empire in 651CE.

  • Provides coverage of major events in ancient Persian history from the formation of the Median empire in the 7th century BCE to 65 CE
  • Includes photographs of various historical and archeological sites dating back to various periods of ancient Persian history

Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters - and How to Get It [Audiobook]

Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters - and How to Get It [Audiobook]
Becoming Cliterate: Why Orgasm Equality Matters - and How to Get It [Audiobook] by Laurie Mintz, read by Teri Clark Linden
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 47 mins | 214.2MB

We've been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem is, women don't orgasm this way. We've separated our most reliable route to orgasm - clitoral stimulation - from how we feel we should orgasm - penetration. As a result we've created a pleasure gap between women and men:

  • 50 percent of 18- to 35-year-old women say they have trouble reaching orgasm with a partner
  • 64 percent of women versus 91 percent of men said they had an orgasm at their last sexual encounter
  • 55 percent of men versus 4 percent of women say they usually reach orgasm during first-time hookup sex

In Becoming Cliterate, psychology professor and human sexuality expert Dr. Laurie Mintz exposes the broader cultural problem that's perpetuating this gap and what we can do about it. Pulling together evidence from biology, sociology, linguistics, and sex therapy into one comprehensive, accessible, and prescriptive book, Becoming Cliterate features:

  • Cultural and historical analysis of female orgasm (spoiler: the problem's been going on for ages)
  • An anatomy section (it's all custom under the hood)
  • Proven techniques for cliterate sex (it starts with training the sex organ between your ears)
  • A comprehensive final chapter for men (because you don't have to have a clitoris to be cliterate)

By dispelling the lies, misunderstandings, and myths that have been holding us back, Becoming Cliterate tackles both personal and political problems and replaces them with updated outlooks and practical skills needed to change our collective perspective on sex. It's time to finally inform women and men on how to have satisfying experiences in bed that benefit both parties.

The revolution is cuming - and Becoming Cliterate offers a radical, simple solution to progress and pleasure for all.

The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido [Audiobook]

The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido [Audiobook]
The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido [Audiobook] by David Friend, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 26 hrs 25 mins | 727.54MB

A sexual history of the 1990s, when the baby boomers took over Washington, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue. A definitive look at the captains of the culture wars - and an indispensable road map for understanding how we got to the Trump Teens.

The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido examines the scandal-strafed decade when our public and private lives began to blur due to the rise of the web, reality television, and the wholesale tabloidization of pop culture.

In this comprehensive and often hilarious time capsule, David Friend combines detailed reporting with first-person accounts from many of the decade's singular personalities, from Anita Hill to Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt to Heidi Fleiss, Alan Cumming to Joan Rivers, Jesse Jackson to key members of the Clinton, Dole, and Bush teams.

The Naughty Nineties also uncovers unsung sexual pioneers, from the enterprising sisters who dreamed up the Brazilian bikini wax to the scientists who, quite by accident, discovered Viagra.

Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Succes [Audiobook]

Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Succes [Audiobook]
Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Succes [Audiobook] by Jordan Belfort, read by the Author
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 7 hrs 28 mins | 206.25MB

Jordan Belfort - immortalized by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street - reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star.

For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives listeners access to his exclusive step-by-step system - the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now, this revolutionary program was available only through Jordan's $1,997 online training. Now, in Way of the Wolf, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation of listeners, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth. Every technique, every strategy, and every tip has been tested and proven to work in real-life situations.

Way of the Wolf cracks the code on how to persuade anyone to do anything and coaches listeners, regardless of age, education, or skill level, to be a master sales person, negotiator, closer, entrepreneur, or speaker.

The Ultimate Book of Influence: 10 Tools of Persuasion to Connect, Communicate, and Win in Business [Audiobook]

The Ultimate Book of Influence: 10 Tools of Persuasion to Connect, Communicate, and Win in Business [Audiobook]
The Ultimate Book of Influence: 10 Tools of Persuasion to Connect, Communicate, and Win in Business [Audiobook] by Chris Helder, read by Jonathan Coote
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 24 mins | 149.04MB

Master the power of influence and persuasion to achieve more in work and life. For business leaders and managers, as well as those who work in sales, the power of influence can be a potent advantage. The ability to persuade others based on what you know about them is the first step to convincing someone to buy your product or buy into your business vision.

In The Ultimate Book of Influence, author Chris Helder - a master of communication and one of Australia's most sought after speakers on influence - shares 10 essential tools that will enable you to influence others so you win the sale or seal the deal. The tools in this book will show you how to read body language, uncover what's most important to a client, convince others to take action, understand the four essential types of people at your workplace, and much more.

Written by one of Australia's most successful speakers on the art of influence Includes ten powerful tools that allow you to understand what matters most to a client or colleague and use that knowledge to influence their actions and behaviors. This book is ideal for salespeople, business leaders, corporate executives and anyone who must regularly convince others to take action. Before you can truly influence people, you need to learn how to communicate effectively.

The Ultimate Book of Influence teaches you how to choose the right kind of communication technique for any situation, so when you speak, you know people are listening.

Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization [Audiobook]

Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization [Audiobook]
Fishing: How the Sea Fed Civilization [Audiobook] by Brian Fagan, read by Shaun Grindell
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hrs 2 mins | 359.39MB

In this history of fishing - not as sport but as sustenance - archaeologist and best-selling author Brian Fagan argues that fishing was an indispensable and often overlooked element in the growth of civilization. It sustainably provided enough food to allow cities, nations, and empires to grow, but it did so with a different emphasis.

Where agriculture encouraged stability, fishing demanded movement. It frequently required a search for new and better fishing grounds; its technologies, centered on boats, facilitated movement and discovery; and fish themselves, when dried and salted, were the ideal food - lightweight, nutritious, and long-lasting - for traders, travelers, and conquering armies.

This history of the long interaction of humans and seafood tours archaeological sites worldwide to show listeners how fishing fed human settlement, rising social complexity, the development of cities, and ultimately the modern world.

Hitler's Children: Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders [Audiobook]

Hitler's Children: Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders [Audiobook]
Hitler's Children: Sons and Daughters of Third Reich Leaders [Audiobook] by Gerald Posner, read by Julian Elfer
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + AZW3 | 8 hrs 48 mins | 242.77MB

Göring. Hess. Mengele. Dönitz. Names that conjure up dark memories of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. They were the architects of the Third Reich. And they were fathers. Gerald Posner convinced 11 sons and daughters of Hitler's inner circle to break their silence.

This second generation of perpetrators in Hitler's Children struggle with their Third Reich inheritance. In grappling with memories of good and loving fathers who were later charged with war crimes, these heirs to the Nazi legacy add a fresh and important perspective to understanding the complexity of what historian, Hannah Arendt, dubbed "the banality of evil".

Hitler's Children is much more, however, than a series of startling family interviews. It is also a spellbinding insider's look at some of the men whose names have become synonymous with terror. This is a classic book about the second generation of Nazi perpetrators (the only one ever to have family interviews with Hess, Mengele, Donitz, and Göring.) No other book author or documentarian ever got those children to talk again. And Norman Frank, the eldest son of war criminal Hans Frank, also never spoke to anyone but Posner.

Hitler's Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence [Audiobook]

Hitler's Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence [Audiobook]
Hitler's Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence [Audiobook] by Derek R Mallett, read by Steve Rausch
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 35 mins | 209.04MB

Americans are familiar with prisoner of war narratives that detail Allied soldiers' treatment at the hands of Germans in World War II: popular books and movies like The Great Escape and Stalag 17 have offered graphic and award-winning depictions of the American POW experience in Nazi camps. Less is known, however, about the Germans captured and held in captivity on U.S. soil during the war.

In Hitler's Generals in America, Derek R. Mallett examines the evolution of the relationship between American officials and the Wehrmacht general officers they held as prisoners of war in the United States between 1943 and 1946. During the early years of the war, British officers spied on the German officers in their custody, housing them in elegant estates separate from enlisted soldiers, providing them with servants and cooks, and sometimes becoming their confidants in order to obtain intelligence. The Americans, on the other hand, lacked the class awareness shared by British and German officers. They ignored their German general officer prisoners, refusing them any special treatment.

By the end of the war, however, the United States had begun to envision itself as a world power rather than one of several allies providing aid during wartime. Mallett demonstrates how a growing admiration for the German officers' prowess and military traditions, coupled with postwar anxiety about Soviet intentions, drove Washington to collaborate with many Wehrmacht general officers. Drawing on newly available sources, this intriguing book vividly demonstrates how Americans undertook the complex process of reconceptualizing Germans -- even Nazi generals -- as allies against what they perceived as their new enemy, the Soviet Union.

The Little Book of Big History: The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between [EPUB]

The Little Book of Big History: The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between [EPUB]
The Little Book of Big History: The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between by Jeremy Black, Ian Crofton
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 978-1681774367 | 12.91MB

A lively history of the universe and human civilization, this authoritative volume tells the story of the cosmos, the stars, and human development on earth.

The Little Book of Big History is an endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day, into an engaging and comprehensive narrative. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics, and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed, and how life developed, the result is a unique perspective of mankind’s place in the universe.

Excited by the alternative "framework for all knowledge" that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring this concept to a wider audience around the world.

The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on science as we learned it and makes us think of our history―and our future―in a very different way.

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone [EPUB]

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone [EPUB]
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone by Satya Nadella
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780062652508 | 1.81MB

“At the core, Hit Refresh, is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never before.” – Satya Nadella from Hit Refresh

“Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.” – Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh

Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.

Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO—one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul—transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders.

“Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains. “Empathy grounds and centers me.” Hit Refresh is a set of reflections, meditations, and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement—for himself, for a storied company, and for society.

The Herb Book: The Most Complete Catalog of Herbs Ever Published [EPUB]

The Herb Book: The Most Complete Catalog of Herbs Ever Published [EPUB]
The Herb Book: The Most Complete Catalog of Herbs Ever Published by John Lust
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780486781440 | 22.76MB

"I have an old copy of this book that I've had for years and would never let go of, no matter how many times I moved and thinned out my books. This is a re-release and I'm really happy to see it back in print. Part two of the book is the real treasure. It is an alphabetical list of herbs that gives detailed information about their properties, including any cautions required." — Lora's Rants & Reviews

Also known as "The Natural Remedy Bible," The Herb Book provides a comprehensive resource for building a livelier, healthier, happier life. More than 2,000 listings offer remedies for ragged nerves, nightmares, and coughing fits as well as suggestions for adding spice to recipes, coloring fabrics, freshening breath, and a host of other benefits. Complete and concise descriptions of herbs, illustrated by more than 275 line drawings, offer the most comprehensive catalog of "miracle plants" ever published.

Written by an expert and pioneer in the field, this easy-to-use reference features three parts. The first presents introductory historical information and background for using the rest of the book. The second part features individual numbered listings of medicinal plants with their botanical descriptions and uses. The third part emphasizes the variety of uses for the plants listed in Part 2, including mixtures for medicinal treatments, nutritious and culinary plants, cosmetic and aromatic purposes, plant dyes, and other applications. The book concludes with a captivating look at plant-related astrology, lore, and legends.

Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering [EPUB]

Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering [EPUB]
Spencerian Handwriting: The Complete Collection of Theory and Practical Workbooks for Perfect Cursive and Hand Lettering by Platt Rogers Spencer
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781612435282 | 20.65MB

THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE EDITION OF P.R. SPENCER'S CLASSIC PENMANSHIP PRIMER INCLUDING STEP-BY-STEP LESSONS AND PAGES FOR PRACTICING

Easy to understand yet challenging to perfect, the Spencerian system was the standard for all personal and business correspondence in the 1800s. While modern students are barely taught cursive, for more than a century schoolchildren were dutifully drilled in intricate penmanship using this original primer.

Now you can follow the step-by-step instructions and practice on the included workbook pages to learn:

  • The seven Spencerian principles
  • Proper pen positioning
  • Finger and arm movement
  • Heights and widths of letters
  • Spacing between letters and words
  • Optional shading effects

With Spencerian Handwriting, you can add a personal touch to all your handwritten letters and notes reminiscent of simpler, more elegant times.

The Art of Understanding Art: A New Perspective [EPUB]

The Art of Understanding Art: A New Perspective [EPUB]
The Art of Understanding Art: A New Perspective by Hugh Moss
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781781256114 | 3.38MB

Have we completely missed the point of the modern western revolution in the arts? Hugh Moss thinks so, and here he presents a refreshingly original and thought-provoking new approach to understanding art. It not only makes sense of western art over the past century or more, but applies equally to the art of any culture at any time, all within one enlightening framework that, well ... works.

This new perspective is impossible to ignore - a theory that places art right at the centre of the evolution of human consciousness, as a key driver of the process.

Argued with intelligence, panache and wit, The Art of Understanding Art provides a delightfully entertaining read that will change the way you think about and look at art, whether you are a collector (or would like to be), a connoisseur, an academic, a student or of course an artist (or would like to be). It is illustrated with intriguing skill, depth and humour by Peter Suart.

A Book of Magic for Young Magicians: The Secrets of Alkazar [EPUB]

A Book of Magic for Young Magicians: The Secrets of Alkazar [EPUB]
A Book of Magic for Young Magicians: The Secrets of Alkazar by Allan Zola Kronzek
1992 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780486271347 | 2.07MB

"People have always been fascinated by magic," says author, teacher, and magician Allan Kronzek. In this entertaining how-to book — prepared especially for young, aspiring magicians — he shows how to learn and perfect mystifying feats of illusion that will baffle any audience.

Simple directions and clearly drawn diagrams enable beginners to master a host of dazzling deceptions: passing objects through solid barriers, cutting and restoring a length of rope, card tricks featuring the "magnetic touch," and many more. Young magicians will also find complete directions for performing "The Spirit of Isis" — a dramatic tour de force in which one figure seemingly becomes another.

Step-by-step instructions demonstrate each step of the learning process — from understanding the effect to be achieved to successfully performing the trick itself. Mr. Kronzek, a professional magician, provides numerous helpful hints and secrets of the trade, including how to misdirect the audience's attention, practicing deception while handling props and equipment and how to develop a natural approach and smooth line of "patter."

With this book and a bit of practice, young would-be magicians will soon be on their way to mastering a grab-bag full of tricks that will astonish and delight family and friends alike.

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, 3rd Edition [EPUB]

The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, 3rd Edition [EPUB]
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, 3rd Edition by Charles Liu
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781578594191 | 5.13MB

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies—including the universe, galaxies, planets, and space exploration—this fully updated resource is an ideal companion for students, teachers, and amateur astronomers, answering more than 1,00 questions, such as Is the universe infinite? What would happen to you if you fell onto a black hole? What are the basic concepts of Einstein's special theory of relativity? and Who was the first person in space?

Eclipse: The Science and History of Nature's Most Spectacular Phenomenon [EPUB]

Eclipse: The Science and History of Nature's Most Spectacular Phenomenon [EPUB]
Eclipse: The Science and History of Nature's Most Spectacular Phenomenon by J P McEvoy
1999 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781841151847 | 6.37MB

J P McEvoy looks at remarkable phenomenon of a solar eclipse through a thrilling narrative that charts the historical, cultural and scientific relevance of solar eclipses through the ages and explores the significance of this rare event.

In the year when Britain will be touched by a solar eclipse for the first time since 1927, J P McEvoy looks at this remarkable phenomenon through a thrilling narrative that charts the historical, cultural and scientific relevance of solar eclipses through the ages and explores the significance of this rare event.

Eclipse shows how the English Astronomer Norman Lockyer named the element Helium from the spectra of the eclipsed Sun, and how in Cambridge Arthur Eddinton predicted the proof of Einstein’s General Relativity from the bending of sunlight during the famous African eclipse of 1919.

During late morning on 11 August, 1999 the shadow of the last total eclipse of the Millennium will cut across the Cornwall Peninsula and skirt the coast of Devon before moving on to the continent, ending its journey at sunset in the Bay of Bengal, India. Britain’s next eclipse will be in September, 2090.

Throughout history, mankind has exhibited a changing response to the eclipse of the sun. The ancient Mexicans believed the Sun and the Moon were quarrelling whilst the Tahitians thought the two celestial objects were making love.

Today, astronomers can calculate the exact path the moon’s shadow will track during the solar eclipse. As millions encamp for the brief spectacle with mylar glasses, pin-hole cameras, binoculars and telescopes, space agency satellites and mountain-top observatories study the corona, flares and the magnetosphere of the Sun as the 125 mile-wide black patch zooms along the ground at 2000 mph.

The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]

The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]
The Astronomy Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by DK
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781465464187 | 213.15MB

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos—from ancient times to the present day.

From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]

The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) [EPUB]
The Politics Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) by Paul Kelly
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781465402141 | 65.49/31.88MB

From ancient and medieval philosophers such as Confucius and Thomas Aquinas, to revolutionary thought leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Leon Trotsky, to the voices who have shaped modern politics today — Mao Zedong, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and more — The Politics Book clearly and simply explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in the history of political thought. With easy-to-follow graphics, succinct quotations, and accessible text, The Politics Book is an essential reference for students and anyone wondering how politics works.