God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin [Audiobook]

God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin [Audiobook]
God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin [Audiobook] by Jeffrey Lee, read by Nigel Patterson
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 40 mins | 239.54MB

In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial-and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East-as the story of the crusades themselves.

An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims. A tale of faith, fanaticism, and brutality, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusader era.

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings [EPUB]

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings [EPUB]
Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501191091 | 8.17MB

A fascinating history of the city of Rome, seen through the eyes of its most significant sackings, from the Gauls to the Nazis and everything in between.

'Gripping and ingenious... A masterpiece of pacing and suspense' Sunday Times

No city on earth has preserved its past as Rome has. Visitors can cross bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, explore temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches that have hardly changed since popes celebrated mass in them sixteen centuries ago.

These architectural survivals are all the more remarkable considering the many disasters that have struck the city. Rome has been afflicted by earthquakes, floods, fires and plagues, but most of all it has been repeatedly ravaged by roving armies. From the Gauls to the Nazis, Matthew Kneale tells the stories behind the seven most important of these attacks and reveals, with fascinating insight, how they transformed the city - and not always for the worse. Using this entirely new approach to Rome's past he unveils how it became the city it is today.

A meticulously researched, magical blend of travelogue, social and cultural history, Rome: A History in Seven Sackings is a celebration of the fierce courage, panache and vitality of the Roman people. Most of all, it is a passionate love letter to this incomparable city.

The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior EPUB]

The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior EPUB]
The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior by Stephen M Colarelli, Richard D Arvey
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780226127156 | 0.91MB

In recent years, evolutionary psychology and behavioral genetics have emerged as prominent theoretical perspectives within the social sciences. Yet despite broad levels of commonality between the disciplines—including an emphasis on adaptation, evolved mechanisms that guide behavior, and consequences of mismatch between these mechanisms and novel environments—studies that apply these perspectives on social behavior to organizations remain relatively rare.

The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior brings together contributors who shed light on the potential that behavioral genetics and evolutionary psychology offer for studies of organizational behavior. In addition to examining the extant literature integrating these disciplines and organizational behavior, the book reconsiders a wide range of topics through the lens of biology within organizational behavior, including decision making, leadership and hierarchy, goals and collective action, and individual difference. Contributions also explore new areas of potential application and provide a critical assessment of the challenges that lie ahead. With accessible insights for scholars and practitioners, The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior marks a promising step forward in what is increasingly perceived to be an underdeveloped area of organizational behavior.

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking [EPUB]

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking [EPUB]
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking by Christopher Kimball
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316437288 | 367.94MB

Christopher Kimball, one of Epicurious' 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time, teaches a simple, bold, and healthy new way to cook.

"We want to change the way you cook."

For more than twenty-five years, Christopher Kimball has promised home cooks that his recipes would work. Now, with his team of cooks and editors at Milk Street, he promises that a new approach in the kitchen can elevate the quality of your cooking far beyond anything you thought possible.

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, the first cookbook connected to Milk Street's public television show, delivers more than 125 new recipes arranged by type of dish: from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and twenty-first-century desserts.

At Milk Street, there are no long lists of hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, or all-day methods. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts, Japanese fried chicken, rum-soaked chocolate cake, Thai-style coleslaw, and Mexican chicken soup all deliver big flavors and textures without your having to learn a new culinary language.

These recipes are more than just good recipes. They teach a simpler, bolder, healthier way to cook that will change your cooking forever. And cooking will become an act of pure pleasure, not a chore.

Welcome to the new home cooking. Welcome to Milk Street.

Cabin Living: Discovering the Simple American Getaway [PDF]

Cabin Living: Discovering the Simple American Getaway [PDF]
Cabin Living: Discovering the Simple American Getaway by The Editors of Cabin Living Magazine
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781493030439 | 26.75MB

A tour through America’s favorite cabins

  • Created in partnership with Cabin Living magazine.
  • An inspirational celebration of one of America’s icons.
  • Handsomely designed with more than 300 color photographs.

Cabin Living is a collection of twenty-five of the best stories covering legacy cabins, dream cabins, as well as tiny cabins from across the United States. In addition, floor plans, hundreds of full-color photos, maintenance and decorating sidebars, outdoor living and recreation features, and anecdotes about family gatherings, traditions, all give expert advice about how to achieve the cabin state-of-mind.

Cabin Living magazine provides stories and expert advice about cabin maintenance, decorating, DIY projects, remodeling, outdoor living and recreation, hosting and more.

Clear Home, Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People & Places [EPUB]

Clear Home, Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People & Places [EPUB]
Clear Home, Clear Heart: Learn to Clear the Energy of People & Places by Jean Haner
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781401951542 | 2.68MB

Have you ever entered a room and it just didn’t feel right, yet you couldn’t explain why? Do you sense a natural comfort with some people but are immediately stressed by others? The truth is that we’re all influenced far more than we realize by the invisible energy of the people and places around us. This, along with difficult experiences in your past that still weigh you down, can keep you from being a creative force in your life.

Clearing is a gentle but powerful way to release the old stress you’re still carrying from your life history, as well as transform how you’re affected by the energy around you each day. Many people experience immediate shifts in their energy during a clearing, and significant change often unfolds in the days and weeks afterward. In fact, clearing has even been described as “accelerated meditation” because it can lead to a sense of calm and happiness that typically results only after years of a mindfulness practice.

In this simple, elegant guide, Jean Haner teaches you, in easy-to-follow steps, how to clear your own energy or that of any person, as well as bring harmony to the energy of the spaces you inhabit, so you can reclaim your vitality and joy, and open up infinite new possibilities in life. Healers, intuitives, energy workers, highly sensitive people, and anyone who just wants to optimize their energy and live their best life will find this to be the perfect training. Jean refines energy clearing to its pure essence—the power of the compassionate heart!

Make Money Quilting [EPUB]

Make Money Quilting [EPUB]
Make Money Quilting by Sylvia Ann Landman
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781581153996 | 1.67MB

This thorough, no-nonsense business guide helps quilters master the tricky transition from hobby to a profitable, state-of-the-art quilting business. Written by a veteran quilt business expert, this book provides budding quiltmakers with a versatile approach to making money off their creative passion. Whether the goal is general quilting or consulting, writing magazine articles, book publishing, or teaching, this guide lays out a clear plan on how to get there-from the legal groundwork of getting started to the finer points of generating publicity and networking in the wholesale industry.

Schaum's Outline of Geometry, 6th Edition [EPUB]

Schaum's Outline of Geometry, 6th Edition [EPUB]
Schaum's Outline of Geometry, 6th Edition by Christopher Thomas, Barnett Rich
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260010572 | 53.61MB

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Textbook too pricey?

Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 650 fully-solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed videos featuring math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand.

Schaum’s Outline of Geometry, Sixth Edition features:

  • Updated content to matches the latest curriculum
  • Over 650 problems, solved step by step
  • An accessible format for quick and easy review
  • Clear explanations for all geometry concepts

The Holy Land: Contemporary Visions and Scriptures [EPUB]

The Holy Land: Contemporary Visions and Scriptures [EPUB]
The Holy Land: Contemporary Visions and Scriptures by Ithamar Handelman Smith
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781910924587 | 5.24MB

A collection of photographic and written essays about the place some have described as the most fought-over parcel of land in human history.

Contemporary Visions and Scriptures seeks dialogue with the ancient lands and modern visions of the people who inhabit these sacred spaces, and the burgeoning contradictions of their daily lives, furthermore it attempts to address and liberate a complex, profound relationship between man and territory since the beginning of time, and nowhere is this dynamic more prescient than in the Holy Land.

Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult [PDF]

Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult [PDF]
Indo-European Sacred Space: Vedic and Roman Cult by Roger D Woodard
2006 | PDF | ISBN: 9780252029882 | 4.51MB

Explaining the survival of Proto-Indo-European cultic spaces in Vedic India and ancient Rome

In Indo-European Sacred Space, Roger D. Woodard provides a careful examination of the sacred spaces of ancient Rome, finding them remarkably consistent with older Indo-European religious practices as described in the Vedas of ancient India. Employing and expanding on the fundamental methods of Émile Benveniste, as well as Georges Dumézil’s tripartite analysis of Proto-Indo-European society, Woodard clarifies not only the spatial dynamics of the archaic Roman cult but, stemming from that, an unexpected clarification of several obscure issues in the study of Roman religion.

Looking closely at the organization of Roman religious activity, especially as regards sacrifices, festivals, and the hierarchy of priests, Woodard sheds new light on issues including the presence of the god Terminus in Jupiter's Capitoline temple, the nature of the Roman suovetaurilia, the Ambarvalia and its relationship to the rites of the Fratres Arvales, and the identification of the "Sabine" god Semo Sancus. Perhaps most significantly, this work also presents a novel and persuasive resolution to the long-standing problem of “agrarian Mars.”

NKJV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture [EPUB]

NKJV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture [EPUB]
NKJV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture by John H. Walton, Craig S. Keener
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780310003557 | 134.01MB

CONTEXT CHANGES EVERYTHING

You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times, but how many behind-the-scenes details are you missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture.

That’s what the NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible provides. Every page is packed with expert insight into the customs, culture, and literature of Bible times. These fascinating explanations will serve to clarify your study of the Scriptures, reinforcing your confidence and bringing difficult passages of Scripture into sharp focus.

Discover new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar Bible passages as you take a behind-the-scenes tour into the ancient world.

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from us by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they did, we need a window into their world.

The NKJV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, with notes from Dr. John H. Walton (Wheaton College) in the Old Testament and Dr. Craig S. Keener (Asbury Theological Seminary) in the New Testament, brings to life the ancient world of Scripture for modern readers.

Features:

  • The full text of the NKJV
  • Targeted book introductions explain the context in which each book of the Bible was written
  • Insightful and informative verse-by-verse study notes reveal new dimensions of insight to even the most familiar passages
  • Key Old Testament (Hebrew) and New Testament terms are explained and expanded upon in two helpful reference features
  • Over 300 in-depth articles on key contextual topics
  • 375 full-color photos, illustrations, and images from around the world
  • Dozens of charts, maps, and diagrams in vivid color
  • Words of Jesus in red

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation [EPUB]

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation [EPUB]
The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation by Tsangnyon Heruka, translated by Christopher Stagg
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781559394482 | 7.05MB

An authoritative new translation of the complete Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, the teaching songs and stories from Tibet's most beloved Buddhist yogi, poet, and saint.

Powerful and deeply inspiring, there is no book more beloved by Tibetans than The Hundred Thousand Songs, and no figure more revered than Milarepa, the great eleventh-century poet and saint. An ordinary man who, through sheer force of effort, faith, and perseverance, overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles on the spiritual path to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime, he stands as an exemplar of what it is to lead a spiritual life.

Milarepa, a cotton-clad yogi, wandered and taught the dharma, most famously through spontaneously composed songs, a colorful and down-to-earth way to convey the immediacy and depth of the Buddhist teachings. In this work, the songs are woven into a narrative that tells the stories of his most famous encounters with his students, including Gampopa and Rechungpa, and recount his victories over supernatural forces in the remote Himalayan mountains and caves where he meditated.

In this authoritative new translation, prepared under the guidance of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Christopher Stagg brilliantly brings to life the teachings of this extraordinary man. This classic of world literature is important for its narrative alone but is also a key contribution for those who seek inspiration for the spiritual path.

The Creative Family Manifesto: Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections [EPUB]

The Creative Family Manifesto: Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections [EPUB]
The Creative Family Manifesto: Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections by Amanda Blake Soule
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781611805031 | 4.81MB

Spark and nurture your family's creativity--a guide for making creativity an intentional part of everyday life.

When you learn to awaken your family's creativity, wonderful things will happen: you'll make meaningful connections with your children in large and small ways; your children will more often engage in their own creative discoveries; and your family will embrace new ways to relax, play, and grow together.

With just the simple tools around you--your imagination, basic art supplies, household objects, and natural materials--you can transform your family life, and have so much more fun! This book embraces a whole new way of living that will engage your children's imagination, celebrate their achievements, and help you to express love and gratitude for each other as a family.

Life Detonated: The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker [EPUB]

Life Detonated: The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker [EPUB]
Life Detonated: The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker by Kathleen Murray Moran
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781944995324 | 3.15MB

The gripping true story of Kathleen Murray, a young mother whose life was changed on September 11, 1976 when her husband, Brian Murray, a NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by a terrorist’s bomb. It details her childhood in the Bronx, her journey out of poverty with Brian’s help, and her own determination to take care of her two young sons after Brian’s death.

While Kathleen heals, she launches a lawsuit against the city of New York to find out the real reason the bomb exploded, and at the same time begins a relationship through letters with one of the hijackers, Julie Busic. All the while, Kathleen becomes one of the founders of Survivors of the Shield, a group that advocates for and provides support and assistance to the spouses and children of New York City police officers killed in the line of duty.

Meister Eckhart's Book of the Heart: Meditations for the Restless Soul [PDF]

Meister Eckhart's Book of the Heart: Meditations for the Restless Soul [PDF]
Meister Eckhart's Book of the Heart: Meditations for the Restless Soul by Jon M Sweeney, Mark S Burrows
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781571747648 | 2.09MB

Meister Eckhart (1260–1328) was a priest, a mystic, and nearly a heretic (he died before the Church court’s verdict). In the 20th century, the Roman Catholic Church rehabilitated him and the late Pope John Paul II spoke of his work with fondness.

However, what makes him of particular interest is the fact that he has influenced a wide range of spiritual teachers and mystics both inside and outside the Christian tradition. Erich Fromm, Eckhart Tolle, Richard Rohr, D. T. Suzuki, and Rudolf Steiner have all credited Eckhart as being an important influence on their thought. In addition, his work has influenced the development of 20th century American Buddhism and the Theosophical tradition.

Eckhart wrote at a time―much like our own―when society appeared to be coming apart at the seams. In the midst of all that chaos and uncertainty, he captured the many forms and stages of the love of God, the mystic path, and the journey of transformation―in language so startling that he, too, was often accused of heresy.

Now, seven centuries later, this fresh, stunning rendering of his work translates the essence of one of Christianity’s greatest poetic and spiritual voices. Here is a book that conveys the heart of Eckhart’s teaching on what it means to love God and embark on an authentic spiritual journey―a journey that is characterized by mystery, paradox, and an embrace of the unknown.

Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques [PDF]

Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques [PDF]
Sketch Now, Think Later: Jump into Urban Sketching with Limited Time, Tools, and Techniques by Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9781631593444 | 17.02MB

Sketching is more popular than ever, but busy lives leave almost no room for sitting down with a pad and pen, and practicing. Many people give up on their potential hobby (and artistic outlet) because they feel they just don’t have the time to lay the groundwork. Here’s a secret though: you do have time each day to practice, you just need to incorporate sketching into your daily life.

Sketch Now, Think Later covers the tools, techniques and tips that author and Urban Sketching Correspondent of Boston Mike Daikubara has developed in his more than 15 years as a practicing artist, and will show you how to fully dive into any sketching situation with limited time and tools, and still be able to produce memorable, great looking, fun sketches!

Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems [PDF]

Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems [PDF]
Computer Science Distilled: Learn the Art of Solving Computational Problems by Wladston Ferreria Filho, edited by Raimondo Pictet
2017 | PDF | ISBN: 9780997316001 | 6.82MB

A walkthrough of computer science concepts you must know. Designed for readers who don't care for academic formalities, it's a fast and easy computer science guide. It teaches the foundations you need to program computers effectively. After a simple introduction to discrete math, it presents common algorithms and data structures. It also outlines the principles that make computers and programming languages work.

Sturmgeschütz: Panzer, Panzerjäger, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Units 1943–45 [EPUB]

Sturmgeschütz: Panzer, Panzerjäger, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Units 1943–45 [EPUB]
Sturmgeschütz: Panzer, Panzerjäger, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe Units 1943–45 by Thomas Anderson
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472817525 | 102.89MB

During the inter-war years a new kind of support weapon was recommended to the German general staff by Erich von Manstein: an armored assault gun designed to destroy prepared defensive positions and enemy tanks, laying the groundwork for an assault by the Panzers and Panzergrenadiers.

First rolled out in 1940, the Sturmgeschütz assault gun was an instant success, and played a vital role in the Wehrmacht throughout the war. Cheaper and quicker to produce than the German Panzers, it was deployed widely and with great success, particularly in the later years of the war, forming an integral part of armored units as well as its more traditional infantry support role.

This book traces the story of the Sturmgeschütz from its original design in the 1930s to its use in the last desperate days of the German war effort. Drawing on original material from German archives and private collections, and replete with over 200 images, Sturmgeschütz tells the thrilling story of the Wehrmacht's unsung workhorse.

Solar Rooftop DIY: The Homeowner's Guide to Installing Your Own Photovoltaic Energy System [EPUB]

Solar Rooftop DIY: The Homeowner's Guide to Installing Your Own Photovoltaic Energy System [EPUB]
Solar Rooftop DIY: The Homeowner's Guide to Installing Your Own Photovoltaic Energy System by Mike Sullivan
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781581573985 | 34.71MB

The do-it-yourself guide for converting your home to solar power

Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable―and expensive. Or is it? Many homeowners simply assume that the cost of solar panels is out of their reach, but in reality, the technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thousands who are doing it themselves? In Solar Rooftop DIY, sustainable energy expert Mike Sullivan offers five design plans―ranging from a few simple panels to a complex, roof-covering array―for building a rooftop PV energy system for any home. Each plan has clear and detailed step-by-step photographs showing the installation process. Many of them require no additional labor―just a few days' commitment for the average weekend warrior. With energy costs only set to increase in the future, now is the time to make the switch to solar and start selling power back to the grid.

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles & Their Secret World War [EPUB]

The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles & Their Secret World War [EPUB]
The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles & Their Secret World War by Stephen Kinzer
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780805094978 | 2.33MB

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world

During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world.

John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world?

The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies―many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world.

Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran.

The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world.

Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies [EPUB]

Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies [EPUB]
Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies by Kendra Bean, Anthony Uzarowski
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780762459940 | 333.65MB

Renowned for her screen performances, down-to-earth personality, and love affair with Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner left an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Her adventurous life story is told through authoritative text and hundreds of photos in Ava: A Life in Movies.

Ava is an illustrated tribute to a legendary life. Authors Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski take a closer look at the Academy Award-nominated actress's life and famous screen roles. They also shed new light on the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and friendships with famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, and Tennessee Williams.

From the backwoods of Grabtown, North Carolina to the bullfighting rings of Spain, from the MGM backlot to the Rome of La Dolce Vita, this lavishly illustrated biography takes readers on the exciting journey of a life lived to the fullest and through four decades of film history with an iconic star.

Hello, Is This Planet Earth: My View from the International Space Station [EPUB]

Hello, Is This Planet Earth: My View from the International Space Station [EPUB]
Hello, Is This Planet Earth: My View from the International Space Station by Tim Peake
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316512756 | 294.36MB

The #1 international bestseller: An astronaut's tour of our planet from the heavens, featuring 150 mesmerizing photographs (with commentary) from the International Space Station

During his six-month mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk--and, perhaps more astonishingly, the first to run an entire marathon in space. During his historic mission, he captured hundreds of dazzling photographs, the very best of which are collected here.

Tim captures the majesty of the cosmos and of the planet we call home: breath-taking aerial photos of the world's cities illuminated at night, the natural beauty of the northern lights, and unforgettable views of oceans, mountains, and deserts.

Tim's lively stories about life in space appear alongside these photographs, including the tale from which the title is taken: his famous wrong number dialed from space, when he accidentally called a stranger and asked: "Hello, is this planet Earth?"

With this truly unique perspective on the incredible sights of our planet, Tim demonstrates that while in space, hundreds of miles above his friends and family, he never felt closer to home.

Street Art: From Around the World [EPUB]

Street Art: From Around the World [EPUB]
Street Art: From Around the World by Garry Hunter
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781848585409 | 135.57MB

This book is an exciting introduction to the world of street art featuring major street art practitioners including Banksy, Eine, Blek le Rat, Os Gemeos and Evol. A colourful combination of eye-catching imagery and well-informed commentary, it is a thought-provoking presentation to this hotly topical subject.

Street art is cutting edge creative phenomenon that is growing in popularity as people recognize artworks as valuable assets rather than mere graffiti. Divided into sections looking at the main techniques used by street artists: Stencil, Paint and Poster, there is also a section on 3D and Miniature street art. With a detailed introduction on the development of street art and an epilogue looking at what the future holds, this is a vibrant, colourful book at a competitive price.

Garry Hunter is a professional photographer and independent curator. Based in London, he is the founder and Creative Director of the Fitzrovia Noir community arts initiative, a group that specialises in installations in non-gallery spaces and urban sites undergoing major transition.

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities [EPUB]

Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities [EPUB]
Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities by Bettany Hughes
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780297868484 | 171.63MB

Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu'ran to Shakespeare, this city with three names - Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul - resonates as an idea and a place, and overspills its boundaries - real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between the East and West, it has served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was known simply as The City, but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a story.

In this epic new biography, Hughes takes us on a dazzling historical journey through the many incarnations of one of the world's greatest cities. As the longest-lived political entity in Europe, over the last 6,000 years Istanbul has absorbed a mosaic of micro-cities and cultures all gathering around the core. At the latest count archaeologists have measured forty-two human habitation layers. Phoenicians, Genoese, Venetians, Jews, Vikings, Azeris all called a patch of this earth their home. Based on meticulous research and new archaeological evidence, this captivating portrait of the momentous life of Istanbul is visceral, immediate and scholarly narrative history at its finest.

The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Inside Out [EPUB]

The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Inside Out [EPUB]
The Clever Gut Diet: How to Revolutionize Your Body from the Inside Out by Michael Mosley
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781501172731 | 53.92MB

From #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Diet and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet comes a life-changing look at your gut—home to your “second brain”—and the crucial role it plays in your health and your weight.

Your gut is astonishingly clever. It contains millions of neurons—as many as you would find in the brain of a cat—and is home to the microbiome, an army of tiny organisms that influence your mood, your immune system, and even your appetite.

In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mosley takes us on a revelatory journey through the gut, showing how junk food and overuse of antibiotics have wiped out many “good” gut bacteria leading to a modern plague of allergies, food intolerances, and obesity. Drawing from the latest cutting-edge research, Dr. Mosley provides scientifically proven ways to control your cravings, boost your mood, and lose weight by feeding the “good” bacteria that keep you healthy and lean, while staving off “bad” bacteria that contribute to weight gain and disease.

Dr. Mosley also shares a simple two-phase healing program, an effective way to repair and replenish the microbiome and to ease intestinal distress. Discover how foods like chocolate, red wine, and cheese can be part of a gut-healthy diet; how fasting can strengthen the gut and boost “good” bacteria; how changing your microbiome can undo the damage of yo-yo dieting; and how opening a window (and other simple acts) can improve gut health.

Packed with delicious, healing recipes, meal plans, checklists, and tips, The Clever Gut Diet includes all the tools you need to transform your gut and your health for the rest of your life.

The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes [Audiobook]

The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes [Audiobook]
The Regenerative Business: Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes [Audiobook] by Carol Sanford, read by Karen Saltus
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 46 mins | 159.09MB

What if leaders stripped away all preconceptions about how business operates, allowing the organization to go back to its core and build itself back up to become something new-something so responsive, so innovative and resilient, it becomes virtually non-displaceable in the market? The Regenerative Business sets the stage for what is now only dreamt of by most of today's forward-thinking leaders and paves the path to make it possible. The book features:

  • Real stories from companies leading innovation and transformation across the globe including; Google, Colgate Europe, Seventh Generation, Nike and others
  • A logical, comprehensive approach that factors in the complexities of the modern organization
  • The work of internationally-recognized leadership expert Carol Sanford, who for decades has been designing and leading systemic business change

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well [Audiobook]

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well [Audiobook]
The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well [Audiobook] by Meik Wiking, read by the Author
2016 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 3 hrs 13 mins | 88.82MB

Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge.

'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight....'

You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right.

Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring audiobook, he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress.

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire [Audiobook]

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire [Audiobook]
The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire [Audiobook] by Kyle Harper, read by Andrew Garman
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 15 hrs 20 mins | 422.18MB

A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire

Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome's power - a story of nature's triumph over human ambition.

Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes listeners from Rome's pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a "little ice age" and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague.

A poignant reflection on humanity's intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history's greatest civilizations encountered, endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature's violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit - in ways that are surprising and profound.

The Culture Solution: How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace [Audiobook]

The Culture Solution: How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace [Audiobook]
The Culture Solution: How to Achieve Cultural Synergy and Get Results in the Global Workplace [Audiobook] by Deirdre Mendez, read by Patricia Rodriguez
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hrs 59 mins | 248.15MB

The businesspersons' toolkit to get from zero to global.

In today's global business reality, the ability to work across cultures is key to teamwork and productivity. The Culture Solution is the book to provide businesspeople with a step-by-step system to manage and recognise for themselves the cultural factors that affect international relationships and global partnerships.

Using the new method of Cultural Analysis created by Deirdre Mendez, international managers can solve problems and create cultural synergies that produce the most productive international teams, projects and alliances.

God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe [Audiobook]

God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe [Audiobook]
God's Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe [Audiobook] by J Warner Wallace, read by Tom Hatting
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 9 hrs 35 mins | 264.09MB

In crime investigation, there are four causes of death, and only one of them requires an intruder. Murders typically involve suspects external to the crime scene. If there's evidence of an outside intruder, homicide detectives have to prepare for a chase.

Join J. Warner Wallace, former atheist, seasoned cold-case detective, and popular national speaker, as he tackles his most important case...with you on the jury! J. Warner examines eight critical pieces of evidence in the "crime scene" of the universe to determine if they point to a Divine Intruder. If you have ever wondered if something (or someone) outside the natural realm created the universe and everything in it, this is the case for you.

Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients - and Natural Ways to Restore Them [Audiobook]

Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients - and Natural Ways to Restore Them [Audiobook]
Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients - and Natural Ways to Restore Them [Audiobook] by Suzy Cohen, read by Coleen Marlo
2011 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 7 mins | 278.47MB

Unpleasant, uncomfortable, and unexplained side effects? Drug Muggers is your side effect solution.

Prescription and over-the-counter drugs help millions of people with devastat-ing diseases and chronic conditions. But in the process, these medications can also deplete the body's natural stores of vitamins, minerals, and hormones--the very nutrients you need to keep energy levels high, fend off infections, and be healthy. Pharmacist Suzy Cohen calls these medications "drug muggers," and she says it's essential to replenish what a drug mugger steals from your body in order to feel your best and avoid side effects. Not understanding the drug-mugging effect may lead to new "diseases" and possibly catastrophic health con-sequences.

You'll discover:

  • How to relieve uncomfortable or potentially serious side effects
  • How to remain compliant with your medication and still feel well
  • Which foods and drinks to avoid if you take certain medications
  • How to install a nutrient security system with vitamins, minerals, and food choices

Plus!

  • Improve your energy levels
  • Learn which minerals you need if you take heartburn medicine
  • Improve digestion and relieve constipation with a simple nutrient
  • Discover the antioxidant you must have to save your heart
  • Get your hair and nails to grow faster by replenishing nutrients
  • Find out which vitamins and minerals are the purest and highest quality
  • Learn which vitamins outperform medications in some cases

Drug Muggers is an eye-opener! It reveals why you may be feeling so poorly and how to improve your well-being with affordable nutrients that are sold over the counter. You can (and will) improve the way you feel--whether or not you take medicine!

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the US and China in the Pacific [Audiobook]

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the US and China in the Pacific [Audiobook]
Crashback: The Power Clash Between the US and China in the Pacific [Audiobook] by Michael Fabey, read by Paul Heitsch
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 20 mins | 257.33MB

An alarming message from an award-winning journalist with unprecedented access to the highest naval officers in America and China and their ships and weapons, this is a chilling look at the “warm war” over control of the South China Sea—one that is threatening to flare into full-scale conflict.

Out in the Pacific Ocean, there is a war taking place. It is a “warm war,” a shoving match between the United States, since WWII the uncontested ruler of the seas, and China, which now possesses the world’s largest navy. The Chinese regard the Pacific, and especially the South China Sea, as their ocean, and they’re ready to defend it. Each day the heat between the two countries increases as the Chinese try to claim the South China Sea for their own, and the United States insists on asserting freedom of navigation. Throughout Southern Asia, countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and South Korea respond with outrage and growing fear as China turns coral reefs into manmade islands capable of supporting airstrips and then attempts to enforce twelve-mile-radius, shoot-down zones. The immediate danger is that the five trillion dollars in international trade that passes through the area will grind to a standstill. The ultimate danger is that the US and China will be drawn into all-out war.

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Michael Fabey has had unprecedented access to the Navy’s most exotic aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, aircraft, and submarines, as well as those who command them. He was among the only journalists allowed to board a Chinese war vessel and observe its operations. In Crashback, Fabey describes how every year the US is “losing sea.” He predicts the next great struggle between military superpowers will play out in the Pacific, and his book, more than any other, is an accurate preview of how that conflict might unfold.

Brain Apps: Hacking Neuroscience to Get There [Audiobook]

Brain Apps: Hacking Neuroscience to Get There [Audiobook]
Brain Apps: Hacking Neuroscience to Get There [Audiobook] by Robert G Best, J M Best, read by Casey Best
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 27 mins | 287.96MB

For years, most of us believed that remarkably talented people were born different, and that exceptional performance lay beyond our grasp. Now, groundbreaking neuroscience studies are revolutionizing our understanding of "genius" and how it works. Brain Apps is the first book to consolidate that research into a unifying theory for radically boosting your achievement.

Robert G. Best combines years of study with one-on-one interviews featuring renowned scientists like Karl Anders Ericsson, B.J. Fogg, and Arne Dietrich, as well as world-class experts across a wide range of fields.

The result is a deep dive into seven key lessons needed to maximize the brain's true potential: growth mindset, goal strategy, willpower, deliberate practice, habit formation, creativity, and flow.

Learn what a world-class chess player, a legendary musician, and a record-setting diver have in common. Discover concrete steps anyone can take to create useful automatic habits, or "brain apps." Gain real-world insights for better attitudes, better habits, and better performance - and in the process, unlock a few secrets of your own brain.