The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America [EPUB]

The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America [EPUB]
The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America by Dan Kois, Isaac Butler
2018 | EPUB | 4.93MB

The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale.

When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide.

Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s.

Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.

Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness [EPUB]

Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness [EPUB]
Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness by Melissa Dahl
2018 | EPUB | 0.58MB

New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable?

Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to discover that you're both walking in the same direction? Or had your next thought fly out of your brain in the middle of a presentation? Or accidentally liked an old photo on someone's Instagram or Facebook, thus revealing yourself to be a creepy social media stalker?

Melissa Dahl, editor of New York magazine's "Science of Us" website, has. After a lifetime of cringing, she became intrigued by awkwardness: a universal but underappreciated emotion. In this witty and compassionate book, Dahl explores the oddest, cringiest corners of our world. She chats with strangers on the busy New York City subway, goes on awkward friend dates using a "Tinder-for-friendship" app, takes improv comedy lessons, and even reads aloud from her (highly embarrassing!) middle school diary to a crowd of strangers.

After all of that, she realizes: Awkward moments are opportunities to test yourself. When everyone else is pretending to have it under control, you can be a little braver and grow a little bigger--while remaining true to your awkward self. And along the way, you might find that awkward moments unite us in our mutual human ridiculousness.

Inside Chanakya's Mind: Aanvikshiki and the Art of Thinking [EPUB]

Inside Chanakya's Mind: Aanvikshiki and the Art of Thinking [EPUB]
Inside Chanakya's Mind: Aanvikshiki and the Art of Thinking by Radhakrishnan Pillai
2017 | EPUB | 1.25MB

Chanakya was one of the best strategic thinkers of the world. In the fourth century BC, he wrote the Arthashastra, an unrivalled political treatise that has since been used by leaders across the globe. In Inside Chanakya's Mind, for the first time, Radhakrishnan Pillai, the bestselling author of Corporate Chanakya, will distill Chanakya's age-old wisdom on how to think to the masses through his practical and innovative approach.

A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930 [EPUB]

A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930 [EPUB]
A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930 by Ngarino Ellis
2016 | EPUB | 32.35MB

The chieftainess Te Ao Kairau lived in the north of the Waiapu Valley. Desiring carving for the meeting houses that she was having erected, she chose her nephew Iwirākau to travel to Ūawa to learn the arts of carving at the Rāwheoro whare wānanga. Iwirākau had a studious nature and practical bent, and many close connections to major lines in Ngāti Porou. Upon his return from his studies, Iwirākau added new details acquired from Ūawa to the designs and styles of the Waiapu, and became a leader of carving in the Waiapu area. When the whare wānanga later declined, such was the strength of the passing down of knowledge that the style of carving associated with them continued. And one of the strongest to survive was that of the Iwirākau School.

From the emergence of the chapel and the wharenui in the nineteenth century to the rejuvenation of carving by Apirana Ngata in the 1920s, Māori carving went through a rapid evolution from 1830 to 1930. Focusing on thirty meeting houses, Ngarino Ellis tells the story of Ngāti Porou carving and a profound transformation in Māori art.

Beginning around 1830, three previously dominant art traditions – waka taua (war canoes), pātaka (decorated storehouses) and whare rangātira (chief’s houses) – declined and were replaced by whare karakia (churches), whare whakairo (decorated meeting houses) and wharekai (dining halls). Ellis examines how and why that fundamental transformation took place by exploring the Iwirākau School of carving, based in the Waiapu Valley on the East Coast of the North Island. An ancestor who lived around the year 1700, Iwirākau is credited for reinvigorating the art of carving in the Waiapu region. The six major carvers of his school went on to create more than thirty important meeting houses and other structures.

During this transformational period, carvers and patrons re-negotiated key concepts such as tikanga (tradition), tapu (sacredness) and mana (power, authority) – embedding them within the new architectural forms whilst preserving rituals surrounding the creation and use of buildings. A Whakapapa of Tradition tells us much about the art forms themselves but also analyses the environment that made carving and building possible: the patrons who were the enablers and transmitters of culture; the carvers who engaged with modern tools and ideas; and the communities as a whole who created the new forms of art and architecture.

This book is both a major study of Ngāti Porou carving and an attempt to make sense of Māori art history. What makes a tradition in Māori art? Ellis asks. How do traditions begin? Who decides this? Conversely, how and why do traditions cease? And what forces are at play which make some buildings acceptable and others not? Beautifully illustrated with new photography by Natalie Robertson, and drawing on the work of key scholars to make a new synthetic whole, this book will be a landmark volume in the history of writing about Māori art.

Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World [EPUB]

Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World [EPUB]
Houses of Power: The Places that Shaped the Tudor World by Simon Thurley
2018 | EPUB | 58.32MB

What was it like to live as a royal Tudor? Why were their residences built as they were and what went on inside their walls? Who slept where and with who? Who chose the furnishings? And what were their passions?

The Tudors ruled through the day, throughout the night, in the bath, in bed and in the saddle. Their palaces were genuine power houses - the nerve-centre of military operations, the boardroom for all executive decisions and the core of international politics. Houses of Power is the result of Simon Thurley's thirty years of research, picking through architectural digs, and examining financial accounts, original plans and drawings to reconstruct the great Tudor houses and understand how these monarchs shaped their lives. Far more than simply an architectural history - a study of private life as well as politics, diplomacy and court - it gives an entirely new and remarkable insight into the Tudor world.

How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day [EPUB]

How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day [EPUB]
How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day by Abel & Cole Limited
2017 | EPUB | 50.66MB

All you need to make stunning dishes everyday is the very best raw ingredients. So open up, celebrate flavor, cook more (and more simply), have fun and eat brilliantly!

If you love eating with the seasons, reducing food waste and whipping up creative, but simple to cook, dishes packed with flavor, this cookbook is for you!

Who knew that a celeriac could be made into the lightest fluffiest cous cous? Or that leafy carrot tops make a delicious herby dressing? And not forgetting sweet treats, watermelons make the most delicious thirst-quenching mojito ice-lollies, and dates and cinnamon are the perfect guilt-free combo in Spiced Gingerbread truffles.

Abel & Cole’s recipes always find the fun in food, creating twists on classics dishes and making the most of seasonal bounty, from Asparagus and Egg Fried Quinoa, to Hake Burgers with Roast Garlic Mayo, Strawberry & Prosecco Jam, Broccoli Walnut Rarebit and Parsnip & Butterscotch Pudding – and plenty more in between!

I Love Tasty: The Unofficial Cookbook [EPUB]

I Love Tasty: The Unofficial Cookbook [EPUB]
I Love Tasty: The Unofficial Cookbook by Catrine Kelty
2017 | EPUB | 39.0MB

Cook 100 Tasty-style recipes without losing your spot in the video, waiting for buffering, or dropping your phone in the mixing bowl with I Love Tasty!

Odds are you've already fallen in love with Tasty's fast-paced cooking videos. Food writer Catrine Kelty and photographer Adam DeTour sure have. Together, they have lovingly created this unofficial recipe book for their fellow fans--to enjoy, to cook from, or to give to another Tasty lover.

Each of the book’s 100 recipes has at least four step-by-step photographs, making this a whole new kind of cookbook for a new generation, with a minimum of words and loads of color photos.

I Love Tasty serves up:

  • Quick-fix dinners for the weekday whirl, plus fancy dinners—and awesome party foods—for lazy weekends with friends
  • Recipes that both help kitchen newbies learn how to cook and give experienced cooks new things to try
  • Easy-to-make grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches, including smoothies, sandwiches, and salads
  • Nutritious-but-delicious energy-boosting snacks for after school or after work
  • Lots of luxurious and decadent cookies, cakes, brownies, blondies, pies, tarts, and more, for anyone who loves sweet things

This is a fan book for anyone who loves Tasty and their visually driven, step-by-step videos. These recipes are easy to follow and create incredibly tasty results. And if you love someone who loves Tasty, this book is the perfect gift.

Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home [EPUB]

Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home [EPUB]
Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home by Sam Calagione, Todd Alstrom, Jason Alstrom
2017 | EPUB | 14.52MB

Take your home brewing to the next level! Project Extreme Brewing features a trio of national experts who want to launch the flavor, body, and power of your brews into orbit.

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and Jason and Todd Alström, of BeerAdvocate, offer an authoritative primer on extreme brewing. Project Extreme Brewing is the new required reading for any serious home brewer. Inside you'll find the recipes for the most exciting and exotic beers around today.

Recipes from breweries around the country are at your fingertips. You'll see how brewing operations like Allagash, Lost Abbey, Shmaltz, and Beau's All Natural make their glittering beverages. Following along is easy, even if you're new to the home brewing scene, because all recipes come with step-by-step instructions and insider tips. Expand the definition of what great beer is. Show off to your friends and family members that you are the best source of home brew, by learning to brew at home with the experts!

Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities [Audiobook]

Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities [Audiobook]
Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities [Audiobook] by Dean Radin PhD, read by Tom Perkins
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 12 mins | 308.44MB

Can yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition? Is it really possible to perceive another person's thoughts and intentions? Influence objects with our minds? Envision future events? And is it possible that some of the superpowers described in ancient legends, science fiction, and comic books are actually real, and patiently waiting for us behind the scenes? Are we now poised for an evolutionary trigger to pull the switch and release our full potentials?

Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, presents persuasive new experimental evidence for the existence of such phenomena. He takes us on a thrilling scientific journey and challenges outdated assumptions that these abilities are mere superstition. Focusing on Patanjali's mysterious Yoga Sutras - 2,000 year-old meditation practices believed to release our extraordinary powers - Radin offers powerful evidence confirming that sometimes fact is much stranger, spookier, and more wonderful than the wildest fiction.

The Better Brain Solution [Audiobook]

The Better Brain Solution [Audiobook]
The Better Brain Solution: How to Start Now - at Any Age - to Reverse and Prevent Insulin Resistance of the Brain, Sharpen Cognitive Function, and Avoid Memory Loss [Audiobook] by Steven Masley MD, read by Dan Woren
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 42 mins | 296.18MB

From the author of the best-selling 30-Day Heart Tune-Up and Smart Fat-the first book to show how the brain can become insulin resistant through diet and lifestyle, and to make clear how and why this has been directly linked to cognitive decline and memory loss. With a detailed program developed by the author to prevent and reverse this potentially devastating condition.

Alzheimer's disease is the #1 most terrifying disease today. Despite billions of dollars of research, there are no significant cures for dementia or Alzheimer's (the most common form of memory loss), which accounts for up to 70 percent of all dementia. Almost six million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's; with an annual cost of dementia care and research in the United States of $215 billion, more than is spent on cancer or heart disease.

In The Better Brain Solution, Dr. Steven Masley writes of the two urgent epidemics we are facing now--escalating rates of disabling memory loss and rapidly increasing rates of diabetes and pre-diabetes--and yet both conditions are largely preventable.

Most people today understand the effect that elevated blood sugar has on their cardiovascular health, but few understand that insulin resistance is significantly damaging to the brain.

In The Better Brain Solution, Masley offers a program that, in the fight against diabetes, memory loss, and cognitive decline, can reverse insulin resistance, enhance cognitive performance, and stop cognitive decline before it is too late. Masley gives the reader the tools he has developed for his own private patients to prevent and reverse this metabolic syndrome and to achieve normal blood sugar levels (below 95 mg/dL). He explores the impact of insulin resistance on the brain and the heart/brain/diabetes connection, explaining how cognitive function and memory work and he discusses the risk factors for memory loss. The Better Brain Solution offers the listener a comprehensive plan for achieving optimal brain health, providing information on brain-boosting foods and supplements as well as providing a practical way to assess cognitive function. With 50 recipes for foods that improve brain and body and that are easy to prepare.

Includes a bonus PDF with reference tables, charts, and fifty Better Brain Recipes

This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research [EPUB]

This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research [EPUB]
This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research by Marc Abrahams
2014 | EPUB | 13.67MB

Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This Is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as:

  • What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly?
  • How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have?
  • If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you earn?
  • Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation?
  • How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children?
  • Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses?

This Is Improbable Too also investigates unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an "Eiffel head injury" (involving a toy tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a bio-waste bomb.

How to Be a Dictator: An Irreverent Guide [Audiobook]

How to Be a Dictator: An Irreverent Guide [Audiobook]
How to Be a Dictator: An Irreverent Guide [Audiobook] by Mikal Hem, read by Ramiz Monsef
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 5 hrs 46 mins | 158.7MB

A tongue-in-cheek guide to becoming a dictator, based on the outrageous, scandalous, and excessive behavior of dictators past and present.

Who hasn't dreamed of one day ruling your own country? Along with great power comes unlimited influence, control, admiration, and often wealth. How to Be a Dictator will teach you the tricks of the trade - how to rise to the top and stay in power, and how to enjoy the fruits of your excellence.

Featuring examples from the most successful leaders and regimes in the business, including Kim Jong Il, Robert Mugabe, Muammar Gaddafi, Nicolae Ceauºescu, François "Papa Doc" Duvalier, and many others, this handy guide offers 10 easy lessons on becoming and acting like a dictator: from how to rig an election and create your own personality cult to the do's and don'ts of dictator fashion and palace architecture, how to become wealthy and spend your fortune the right way, expressing your literary genius, and how to avoid being toppled, exiled, and/or meeting any other dismal end.

Combining black humor with political insights, How to Be a Dictator is peppered with horrifying and hilarious stories from some of the most eccentric modern world leaders.

Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere [EPUB]

Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere [EPUB]
Networking for Nerds: Find, Access and Land Hidden Game-Changing Career Opportunities Everywhere by Alaina G Levine
2015 | EPUB | 1.0MB

Networking for Nerds provides a step-by-step guide to understanding how to access hidden professional opportunities through networking. With an emphasis on practical advice on how and why to network, you will learn how to formulate and execute a strategic networking plan that is dynamic, multidimensional, and leverages social media platforms and other networking channels.

An invaluable resource for both established and early-career scientists and engineers (as well as networking neophytes!), Networking for Nerds offers concrete insight on crafting professional networks that are mutually beneficial and support the advancement of both your career goals and your scholarly ambitions.

“Networking” does not mean going to one reception or speaking with a few people at one conference, and never contacting them again. Rather, “networking” involves a spectrum of activities that engages both parties, ensures everyone’s value is appropriately communicated, and allows for the exploration of a win-win collaboration of some kind.

Written by award-winning entrepreneur and strategic career planning expert Alaina G. Levine, Networking for Nerds is an essential resource for anyone working in scientific and engineering fields looking to enhance their professional planning for a truly fulfilling, exciting, and stimulating career.

The Great Mathematical Problems [EPUB]

The Great Mathematical Problems [EPUB]
The Great Mathematical Problems by Ian Stewart
2014 | EPUB | 4.62MB

There are some mathematical problems whose significance goes beyond the ordinary - like Fermat's Last Theorem or Goldbach's Conjecture - they are the enigmas which define mathematics.

The Great Mathematical Problems explains why these problems exist, why they matter, what drives mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in the context of mathematics and science as a whole. It contains solved problems - like the Poincaré Conjecture, cracked by the eccentric genius Grigori Perelman, who refused academic honours and a million-dollar prize for his work, and ones which, like the Riemann Hypothesis, remain baffling after centuries.

Stewart is the guide to this mysterious and exciting world, showing how modern mathematicians constantly rise to the challenges set by their predecessors, as the great mathematical problems of the past succumb to the new techniques and ideas of the present.

Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA [EPUB]

Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA [EPUB]
Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA by Ed O'Bannon, Michael McCann
2018 | EPUB | 1.77MB

“Like Curt Flood and Oscar Robertson, who paved the way for free agency in sports, Ed O’Bannon decided there was a principle at stake… O’Bannon gave the movement to reform college sports…passion and purpose, animated by righteous indignation.” ―Jeremy Schaap, ESPN journalist and New York Times bestselling author

In 2009, Ed O’Bannon, once a star for the 1995 NCAA Champion UCLA Bruins and a first-round NBA draft pick, thought he’d made peace with the NCAA’s exploitive system of “amateurism.” College athletes generated huge profits, yet―training nearly full-time, forced to tailor coursework around sports, often pawns in corrupt investigations―they saw little from those riches other than revocable scholarships and miniscule chances of going pro. Still, that was all in O’Bannon’s past…until he saw the video game NCAA Basketball 09. As avatars of their college selves­―their likenesses, achievements, and playing styles―O’Bannon and his teammates were still making money for the NCAA. So, when asked to fight the system for players past, present, and future―and seeking no personal financial reward, but rather the chance to make college sports more fair―he agreed to be the face of what became a landmark class-action lawsuit.

Court Justice brings readers to the front lines of a critical battle in the long fight for players’ rights while also offering O’Bannon’s unique perspective on today’s NCAA recruiting scandals. From the basketball court to the court of law facing NCAA executives, athletic directors, and “expert” witnesses; and finally to his innovative ideas for reform, O’Bannon breaks down history’s most important victory yet against the inequitable model of multi-billion-dollar “amateur” sports.

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures [EPUB]

Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures [EPUB]
Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures by Roma Agrawal
2018 | EPUB | 4.44MB

The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.

In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.

Ultimate Success [EPUB]

Ultimate Success [EPUB]
Ultimate Success featuring: Think and Grow Rich, As a Man Thinketh, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind: The Mental Magic to Creating Wealth by Napoleon Hill, James Allen, Joseph Murphy
2018 | EPUB | 0.7MB

Simplify your self-help shelf--and super-charge your life! Here is an all-in-one edition of the top-selling success classics of all time, beautifully packaged and affordably priced.

If you--or someone you love--is looking for direction in life, and if motivation is present, Ultimate Success is a can't-fail resource. Inside this book is the secret to spreading your wings and achieving your true desires.

This sleekly designed, accessible volume features the bestselling success guides of all time--Think and Grow Rich, As a Man Thinketh, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind--each one a practical journey into becoming who you were born to be.

There is literally no source of self-help literature more powerful than this collected volume.

Ultimate Success won't change your life--if you're reading these words, and find a rising excitement within you, IT ALREADY HAS. The next step is to read its opening line...

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives [EPUB]

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives [EPUB]
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud, Ned Johnson
2018 | EPUB | 0.6MB

A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn. Ned is a motivational coach who runs an elite tutoring service. Together they discovered that the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn't mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, stress-proof and ready to take on new challenges.

The Self-Driven Child offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them find their passion and tackle the road ahead with courage and imagination.

Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship [EPUB]

Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship [EPUB]
Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship by Stephen Snyder
2018 | EPUB | 0.45MB

The next Mating in Captivity, this is a paradigm-shifting guide to sex and intimacy in committed, long-term relationships, from one of the nation’s top sex therapists.

These are astonishing times for sex. With a click of the mouse you can find new sex positions online, buy the latest vibrator, and learn the names for sex acts your grandparents never knew existed. But are people any happier in bed? Probably not. Research suggests that nearly a quarter of American women in heterosexual relationships are markedly distressed about their sex lives.

There’s no shortage of books these days on sex technique. But that’s not what most people are interested in. What they really want is to have great sex in a committed relationship, in which case all the technical expertise in the world won’t help you very much. For that, you need to understand sexual feelings―how they operate, what rules they follow, and how they connect to the rest of who you are.

Dr. Stephen Snyder's unique approach has helped over 1,500 individuals and couples master the erotic challenges of long-term relationships. Integrating the latest research on human sexuality with compelling stories from his thirty years of experience, Love Worth Making will help people of all ages and backgrounds understand and embrace their sexual feelings, and enjoy them for life.

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece [EPUB]

Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece [EPUB]
Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens: A History of Ancient Greece by Robin A H Waterfield
2018 | EPUB | 6.04MB

"We Greeks are one in blood and one in language; we have temples to the gods and religious rites in common, and a common way of life." So the fifth-century historian Herodotus has some Athenians declare, in explanation of why they would never betray their fellow Greeks to the enemy, the "barbarian" Persians. And he might have added further common features, such as clothing, foodways, and political institutions. But if the Greeks knew that they were kin, why did many of them side with the Persians against fellow Greeks, and why, more generally, is ancient Greek history so often the history of internecine wars and other forms of competition with one another? This is the question acclaimed historian Robin Waterfield sets out to explore in this magisterial history of ancient Greece.

With more information, more engagingly presented, than any similar work, this is the best single-volume account of ancient Greece in more than a generation. Waterfield gives a comprehensive narrative of seven hundred years of history, from the emergence of the Greeks around 750 BCE to the Roman conquest of the last of the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms in 30 BCE. Equal weight is given to all phases of Greek history -- the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods. But history is not just facts; it is also a matter of how we interpret the evidence. Without compromising the readability of the book, Waterfield incorporates the most recent scholarship by classical historians and archaeologists and asks his readers to think critically about Greek history. A brilliant, up-to-date account of ancient Greece, suitable for history buffs and university students alike, Creators, Conquerors, and Citizens presents a compelling and comprehensive story of this remarkable civilization's disunity, underlying cultural solidarity, and eventual political unification.

James Martin's American Adventure: 80 Classic American Recipes [EPUB]

James Martin's American Adventure: 80 Classic American Recipes [EPUB]
James Martin's American Adventure: 80 Classic American Recipes by James Martin
2018 | EPUB | 53.25MB

Following on from his triumphant TV show and book James Martin's French Adventure, our food hero takes on the United States in James Martin's American Adventure.

The book sees James travel from coast to coast, cooking and eating everywhere from San Francisco to Dallas, Philadelphia to New Orleans, New York to Maine, and sampling the high life in The Hamptons. On the way he cooks with real cowboys at a ranch, caters at Reno air race, and explores Creole food in Baton Rouge. It's the culinary journey of a lifetime and here are all the recipes from the series, along with exclusive photography from behind the scenes on James's extraordinary food trip.

James Martin's French Adventure: 80 Classic French Recipes [EPUB]

James Martin's French Adventure: 80 Classic French Recipes [EPUB]
James Martin's French Adventure: 80 Classic French Recipes by James Martin
2017 | EPUB | 47.83MB

James Martin's French Adventure showcases the superstar chef's handpicked favourite recipes from the series and sees him journey the length and breadth of the country, sampling the very best food France has to offer. Along the way he cooks seafood in Marseille, shops at colourful Provencal markets, cooks with legendary chefs including Michel Roux and Pierre Gagnaire and explores the vineyards of Burgundy.

With 80 recipes for fabulous French classics, as well as James's own takes on some of the delicious dishes he tastes on the road, you'll be spoilt for choice. Enjoy a warming bowl of vibrant pistou soup on a chilly evening, or take duck rillettes with fig and peach chutney on your next picnic. For a treat, try scallops Saint Jacques with champagne sauce or a classic boeuf bourguignon. And what better end to a meal than a pear and rosemary tarte tatin or a refreshing iced blackberry souffle?Overflowing with stunning photography, James Martin's French Adventure is a must-have for anyone who loves the good life and great, simple food.

Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North [EPUB]

Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North [EPUB]
Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North by Horatio Clare
2017 | EPUB | 4.99MB

'We are celebrating a hundred years since independence this year: how would you like to travel on a government icebreaker?'

A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic circle. Travelling with the crew of Icebreaker Otso, Horatio, whose last adventure saw him embedded on Maersk container vessels for the bestseller Down to the Sea in Ships, discovers stories of Finland, of her mariners and of ice.

Finland is an enigmatic place, famous for its educational miracle, healthcare and gender equality – as well as Nokia, Angry Birds, saunas, questionable cuisine and deep taciturnity. Aboard Otso Horatio gets to know the men who make up her crew, and explores Finland’s history and character. Surrounded by the extraordinary colours and conditions of a frozen sea, he also comes to understand something of the complexity and fragile beauty of ice, a near-miraculous substance which cools the planet, gives the stars their twinkle and which may hold all our futures in its crystals.

Cryptocurrency: 3 Books in 1 [Audiobook]

Cryptocurrency: 3 Books in 1 [Audiobook]
Cryptocurrency: 3 Books in 1: The New Ultimate Blueprint to Making Money with Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Understanding Blockchain Technology [Audiobook] by T J Richmond, read by Weston Gritt
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 30 mins | 150.69MB

In this box set, you will find accurate, detailed information that will help you understand what blockchain and Bitcoin is, how it is currently being used, and how you can use it to accomplish your own needs, wants, goals, and ambitions. This bundle will start you on your path to making money and creating some freedom with cryptocurrencies.

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In Book 1:

Bitcoin: The Ultimate Bible - How to Make Money Online with Cryptocurrency Trading

  • How Bitcoin works
  • The crypto world: Does it work?
  • The Bitcoin craziness
  • Alt-coins

In Book 2:

Blockchain: The Complete Bible to Understanding Blockchain Technology, Bitcoin, and the Future of Money

  • What is blockchain?
  • Brief history
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency
  • How we can use blockchain technology
  • The future of blockchain

In Book 3:

Bitcoin: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

  • What is Bitcoin
  • The trading process
  • What is cryptocurrency
  • Bitcoin security
  • Bitcoin mining
  • And much, much more....

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