A New History of the American South [TTC Video]

A New History of the American South [TTC Video]
A New History of the American South [TTC Video] by Professor Edward L Ayers, PhD
Course No. 8388 | MP4, AVC, 13703 kbps, 960x540 | AAC, 1280 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 6.89GB

The American South holds a special place in the minds of people around the world. The South’s extraordinarily colorful and dramatic history, its competing narratives of prosperity and cruelty, its role in the American Civil War, and its influence on the emerging conception of human rights are, for many, the stuff of legend.

Yet, misconceptions and incomplete information abound about the South, concerning not only its origins and development, but also its interconnections with the Northern states, its place in the larger scope of world history, and its repercussions for our own era.

To know the history of the American South, within its own context, is to come to terms with one of modern history’s most astonishing, polarizing, and illuminating stories:

  • Within just a few decades after the American Revolution, the South grew into a major force in the world economy, as the largest and most powerful slave-based society of the modern world;
  • The political, philosophical, and moral conflicts that surrounded the South’s vast prosperity triggered a war of global consequence;
  • The South’s tumultuous remaking following the Civil War witnessed both the boldest experiment in expanding democracy and the largest political revolt in American history; and
  • The Southern experience of defeat and regeneration resulted in a globe-spanning legacy of cultural, religious, and artistic expression.

In the 24 lectures of A New History of the American South, taught by an award-winning professor, Edward L. Ayers of the University of Richmond, you’ll delve into these remarkable stories, and many more, exploring in detail the rise and the fall of the slave South, and examining the full scope of a historical epoch that still profoundly influences life in the United States today.

Rediscover the American South

In these eye-opening lectures, you’ll track the historical forces that created the Southern U.S. colonies, how the colonies’ political and economic structures became conducive to the importation of slavery, and how, within the new American nation, the South became one of the most powerful exponents of the Atlantic slave trade.

You’ll trace the growth and evolution of the South, as its archaic system of slavery fused with the trappings of modernity to create a society that was one of the most prosperous and politically democratic in the world—for some—yet home to one of the cruelest forms of oppression for others.

In the flush of its prosperity, you’ll witness the South gamble everything on a bid to create its own nation, leading to devastating war, and the profound changes of emancipation and Reconstruction, events that transformed the South in ways that could never have been foreseen.

And, you’ll study the new society that rose from the ashes of the slave South, a society fraught with violent divisions over what the New South would be, and presenting new and crippling challenges to emancipated African Americans, as well as giving birth to some of America’s most enduring contributions to world culture, such as jazz, blues, country, and gospel music; Pentecostal religion; and the writings of Mark Twain and W.E.B. DuBois.

Enjoy Teaching of Rare Understanding and Insight

A distinguished scholar of the American South and of 19th-century American history, Professor Ayers is unusually well qualified to tell this story. A native of the South who has resided and studied in the North, Professor Ayers distills the narrative with nuanced insight into the ethos and the actions of both.

As an ongoing thread of the course, Professor Ayers uncovers the mindset of the advocates of slavery and segregation, and how the practices were rationalized and justified in terms encompassing the economic, theological, secular, political, and cultural. Along the way, his commentary highlights the factors of anti-slavery and anti-secession sentiment in the South, as well as the varieties of complicity in slavery in the North. The result is a revelatory look at Southern history, and at the critical events and historical currents that made the South what it is today.

Travel Deeply into a Seminal Era

In assessing the story of the South, you’ll focus on the period from the founding of the Southern colonies to the beginning of the 20th century, highlighting essential topics such as:

  • The Atlantic Slave Trade: Discover how the Atlantic slave trade, initiated by the Portuguese with the sanction of the Pope, was facilitated by African social systems in which both goods and human beings were items of exchange; learn about the mechanics of the slave trade, and how unimaginable wealth was created in the slave economies of the Caribbean;
  • The Forging of the Slave South: Follow the settling of the Southern colonies, and the economic conditions within Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia that made slavery a profitable business model; see how the slave economy expanded following the American Revolution, and how wars against both Native Americans and escaped slaves created solidarity among white Southerners;
  • Southern Prosperity and Culture: Witness the creation of the large-scale cotton economy that emblemized the South, and the remarkable wealth and lifestyles of plantation owners; learn how the enslaved lived and worked, the diversity of slaves’ occupations on plantations and within cities, and the ways in which slaves rebelled against a dehumanizing system;
  • Breakdown of the Union: Examine the events that marked the disintegrating relations between North and South, from the emancipation of the Northern states and the rise of antislavery and abolition movements to the heated struggles over slavery within Missouri, Kansas, and former Mexican lands, and the divisive presidential election of 1860;
  • Emancipation and the Experiment of Reconstruction: Learn how African Americans responded to emancipation in their quest for fundamental rights; relive the era of Reconstruction, and the bitter conflict between the North’s efforts to remake the South and white Southerners’ actions to reassert the power they held before the war; and
  • Segregation and the New South: Observe how political and legal means were employed across the postwar South to separate the races and maintain white supremacy; study the variety of social restrictions and violence that characterized African American life following Reconstruction; and learn how modern agriculture and industry transformed life in the New South.

Gain a Discerning Perspective on History

Professor Ayers brings to these lectures the same compelling style as a speaker that has made him a nationally recognized co-host of the history podcast BackStory. Throughout the course, he adds layers of revealing context and detail that aid in comprehending the extraordinary saga of the South.

In tracing the complexities of North/South relations, he reveals that Thomas Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration of Independence vigorously denounced slavery, and that the Congress of the new nation both gave substantial concessions to slaveholders and worked to limit slavery’s geographical scope.

As the course progresses, you’ll explore the vital role of religious faith in Southern culture, learning how evangelical Christianity offered disparate benefits for black and white Southerners, and later became a major social force within the New South. And, within the landscape of the New South, you’ll follow the process by which Southern musical culture, encompassing genres such as blues, jazz, gospel, and country music, became a globally impactful form of expression.

In A New History of the American South, you’ll take a richly detailed excursion into the story and the enduring legacy of the South, in a historical inquiry unique in its scope. No book and no other course brings together the development of the slave South, the wartime South, the reconstructed South, and the New South as Professor Ayers does in these enthralling and incisive lectures. In Professor Ayers’s words, “We cannot understand the United States if we do not understand the South, which has played such an outsized role in the history of our country.”

A New History of the American South [TTC Video]

The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy [EPUB]

The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy [EPUB]
The Art of Simple Living: 100 Daily Practices from a Japanese Zen Monk for a Lifetime of Calm and Joy by Shunmyo Masuno, translated by Allison Markin Powell
2019 | EPUB | 12.35MB

Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.

In clear, practical, easily adopted lessons--one a day for 100 days--renowned Buddhist monk Shunmyo Masuno draws on centuries of wisdom to teach you to Zen your life. Discover how . . .

  • Lesson #4: lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your mind;
  • Lesson #11: putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have;
  • Lesson #18: immersing yourself in zazen can sweep the clutter from your mind;
  • Lesson #23: joining your hands together in gassho can soothe irritation and conflict;
  • Lesson #27: going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory;
  • Lesson #42: planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change;
  • Lesson #67: understanding the concept of ichi-go ichi-e can make everyday interactions more meaningful;
  • Lesson #85: practicing chisoku can help you feel more fulfilled.

A minimalist line drawing appears opposite each lesson on an otherwise blank page, giving you an opportunity to relax with a deep breath between lessons. With each daily practice, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes to your life, opening yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.

History of the German General Staff 1657-1945, Illustrated Edition [EPUB]

History of the German General Staff 1657-1945, Illustrated Edition [EPUB]
History of the German General Staff 1657-1945, Illustrated Edition by Walter Görlitz
2015 | EPUB | 38.79MB

Includes more than twenty portraits and the World War Two On The Eastern Front (1941-1945) Illustration Pack – 198 photos/illustrations and 46 maps.

The HISTORY OF THE GERMAN GENERAL STAFF is the first comprehensive history of the Prussian and later German General Staff from its earliest beginnings in the Thirty Years' War to the German unconditional surrender in 1945. With the dawn of the industrial age, war was taken out of the hands of monarchs and aristocrats. During the first decades of its existence the German General Staff was led by idealists with constructive political conceptions and ethical and Christian mentality. The emergence of the anonymous technicians, whose political convictions were either non-existent or formed by military necessity or ambitions, only served to aggravate an expansionist, adventurous, and militaristic national temperament.

Hitler's decision to force his country into a war which could not end well and his deep hostility toward the General Staff created the greatest tragedy in its history when most of its members were continually torn by the struggle between human, ethical, and patriotic responsibilities on the one hand and by military obedience as exemplified in their military oath on the other. The continual conflict ended in the attempt on Hitler's life and also in the complete destruction of the German General Staff by Hitler himself…There were aloof and cold technicians, warm-hearted, emotional men with European conceptions, fanatical Nazis, gullible dupes, drill-sergeant types, and true idealistic aristocrats like Stauffenberg.

The HISTORY OF THE GERMAN GENERAL STAFF, which is based on tremendous research in German and foreign sources and on many interviews with German generals and staff officers who survived World War II, is considered the standard work in the field.

The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course [EPUB]

The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course [EPUB]
The Ultimate Spanish 101: Complete First-Year Course by Ronni L Gordon
2019 | EPUB | 98.99MB

The Ultimate Beginner Program for Communicating in Spanish

If your goal is to communicate in Spanish using authentic structures and a broad vocabulary, The Ultimate Spanish 101 is the program for you! More comprehensive than other language guides or mobile apps, and more concise than a traditional textbook, The Ultimate Spanish 101, complete with textbook and Language Lab app, leads beginning learners step-by-step to language fluency.

This program consists of 16 lessons, equivalent to a first-year college course, that can be adapted to fit your own schedule. You will develop language skills essential for communication: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Numerous short dialogues, based on everyday situations and reinforced by extensive practice, ensure that you will be ready to put your growing command of the Spanish language into practice.

The Ultimate Spanish 101 features:

  • Clear explanations of high-frequency vocabulary and sentence structures
  • Interesting dialogues based on everyday situations, using authentic language
  • More than 300 exercises that take you from structured practice to free expression
  • Regular and predictable format to ensure you can work efficiently
  • Appreciation of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture

Premium mobile resources support and enhance your study:

  • 180 DIALOGUES recorded by native speakers of Spanish
  • LISTENING PRACTICE to improve your pronunciation and reinforce sentence structures
  • AUDIO EXERCISES to put your speaking skills into practice
  • FLASHCARDS to help you memorize vocabulary and verb forms

The Art of Currency Trading: A Professional's Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market [EPUB]

The Art of Currency Trading: A Professional's Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market [EPUB]
The Art of Currency Trading: A Professional's Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market (Wiley Trading) by Brent Donnelly
2019 | EPUB | 39.59MB

Now you can master the art of foreign exchange trading

While most currency trading and foreign exchange books focus on international finance theory or simplistic chart-based strategies, The Art of Currency Trading is a comprehensive guide that will teach you how to profitably trade currencies in the real world. Author Brent Donnelly has been a successful interbank FX trader for more than 20 years and in this book, he shares the specific strategies and tactics he has used to profit in the forex marketplace. The book helps investors understand and master foreign exchange trading in order to achieve sustainable long-term financial success. The book builds in intensity and depth one topic at a time, starting with the basics and moving on to intermediate then advanced setups and strategies. Whether you are new to currency trading or have years of experience, The Art of Currency Trading provides the information you need to learn to trade like an expert.

This much-needed guide provides:

  • an insider’s view of what drives currency price movements;
  • a clear explanation of how to combine macro fundamentals, technical analysis, behavioral finance and diligent risk management to trade successfully;
  • specific techniques and setups you can use to make money trading foreign exchange; and
  • steps you can take to better understand yourself and improve your trading psychology and discipline.

Written for currency traders of all skill levels, international stock and bond investors, corporate treasurers, commodity traders, and asset managers, The Art of Currency Trading offers a comprehensive guide to foreign exchange trading written by a noted expert in the field.

The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics [EPUB]

The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics [EPUB]
The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics by Michael Bennet
2019 | EPUB | 2.45MB

We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes.”—Michael Bennet

The Land of Flickering Lights is a unique contribution to American political writing at this or any other time. Senator Michael Bennet lifts a veil on the inner workings of Congress to reveal, in his words, “through a series of actual stories—about the people, the politics, the motives, the money, the hypocrisy, the stakes, the outcome—the pathological culture of the capital and the consequences for us all.”

Bennet unfolds the dramatic backstory behind five episodes crucial to the well-being of all Americans. Each of them exemplifies the hyper-partisan politics that have upended our democracy:

  • The highly politicized confirmation battles over judicial nominations at all levels—epitomized by ugly and unprincipled fights over seats on the Supreme Court;
  • The passage of the Trump tax law, which massively increased our national debt and widened economic inequality across the country;
  • The shredding of the Iran nuclear deal, which undermined our national security, caused friends and foes alike to doubt America’s word, and made a mockery of the longstanding bipartisan tradition in foreign policy;
  • The pervasive corruption unleashed by “dark money” in policies and how big donors have been able to stymie urgent action on climate change and many other issues;
  • The sabotage by a congressional minority of the “Gang of Eight’s” bi-partisan deal to reform America’s immigration policies, a deal that would have comprehensively addressed the immigration issues that bedevil us to this day.

With frankness and refreshing candor, and in elegant prose, Bennet pulls the machinations behind these episodes into full public view, shedding vital new light on our political dysfunction today. Arguing that each of us has a duty to act as a founder, he will inspire Americans of all political persuasions to demand that the “winners” of our political battles be all the American people, nor one party or the other.

How to Steal Fire: The Myths of Creativity Exposed, The Truths of Creativity Explained [Audiobook]

How to Steal Fire: The Myths of Creativity Exposed, The Truths of Creativity Explained [Audiobook]
How to Steal Fire: The Myths of Creativity Exposed, The Truths of Creativity Explained [Audiobook] by Roger Mavity, Stephen Bayley, read by the Authors
2019 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 6 hours and 10 minutes | 168.19MB
Creativity is a fundamental challenge that everyone faces in the modern world, be they in business, in education or a struggling artist or musician. Indeed it touches all our lives in hundreds of different ways, from the clothes we buy to the buildings we live in. But this audiobook is not about how to knit an exciting jumper, it's about individuals reclaiming themselves from the anonymous dreariness of a data-driven, collectivised, faceless culture.

It's a human compulsion to be creative, to do and make new things. Without it, we'd still be mired in protoerozoic slime. Maurice Saatchi once said that creativity is the last legal way of getting an unfair advantage in business. But if creativity is legal, it is not always moral or ethical. In a signature act of creativity, Prometheus stole fire from the gods.

In The School of Genius, psychiatrist Anthony Storr convincingly argued that being alone with your own thoughts is the most reliable and productive method of generating ideas. But your own thoughts will be more productive when you have listened to this audiobook, for it promotes the benefits of simplifying, thinking boldly and being undaunted by challenges.

Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand [EPUB]

Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand [EPUB]
Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand by Steve Robinson
2019 | EPUB | 18.43MB

The longtime chief marketing officer for Chick-fil-A tells the inside story of how the company turned prevailing theories of fast-food marketing upside down and built one of the most successful and beloved brands in America.

During his thirty-four-year tenure at Chick-fil-A, Steve Robinson was integrally involved in the company's growth—from 184 stores and $100 million in annual sales in 1981 to over 2,100 stores and over $6.8 billion in annual sales in 2015—and was a first-hand witness to its evolution as an indelible global brand. In Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A, Robinson shares behind-the-scenes accounts of key moments, including the creation of the Chick-fil-A corporate purpose and the formation and management of the now-iconic "Eat Mor Chikin" cow campaign.

Drawing on his personal interactions with the gifted team of company leaders, restaurant operators, and the company's founder, Truett Cathy, Robinson explains the important traits that built the company's culture and sustained it through recession and many other challenges. He also reveals how every aspect of the company's approach reflects an unwavering dedication to Christian values and to the individual customer experience. Written with disarming candor and revealing storytelling, Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A is the never-before-told story of a great American success.

Why Can't We Sleep?: Understanding our sleeping and sleepless minds [EPUB]

Why Can't We Sleep?: Understanding our sleeping and sleepless minds [EPUB]
Why Can't We Sleep: Understanding our sleeping and sleepless minds by Darian Leader
2019 | EPUB | 0.52MB

From the brilliant psychoanalyst behind Strictly Bipolar and What is Madness, a short and fascinating guide to the history of human sleep - and why we can't seem to sleep any more

One in four adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over the last three decades, as have the incidence of sleep clinics. Sleep used to be a natural state, easy as breathing, but increasingly it is an insecure commodity. …Isn't it?

Our relationship to sleep surfaces and resurfaces throughout human history, each time telling us something new about our indivudual and collective psychology. From the industrial revolution to blue-light on our phones, from the ancient art of dream interpretation to the modern science of Freud, sleep is connected to wider social patterns, to shifting norms and expectations. Weaving together cultural, social, economic and psychoanalytic influences, Darian Leader delves into the truth about this universal human experience.

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine [EPUB]

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine [EPUB]
The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine by Robert Conquest
2019 | EPUB | 18.68MB
Robert Conquest's The Harvest of Sorrow helped to reveal to the West the true and staggering human cost of the Soviet regime in its deliberate starvation of millions of peasants and remains one of the most important works of Soviet history ever written.

More deaths resulted from the actions described in this book than from the whole of the First World War.

Epic in scope and rich in detail, The Harvest of Sorrow describes how millions of peasants in the USSR were dispossessed and deported as a result of the abolition of private property, and how millions in the newly established 'collective' farms of the Ukraine and other regions were then deliberately starved to death through impossibly high quotas, the removal of all other sources of food and their isolation from outside help.

With the publication of this and his earlier book, The Great Terror, which revealed the truth about Stalin's political purges, Robert Conquest revealed to the West the staggering human cost of the Soviet regime.

The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human [EPUB]

The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human [EPUB]
The Wisdom of Wolves: How Wolves Can Teach Us To Be More Human by Elli H Radinger
2019 | EPUB | 27.95MB

In this unforgettable book, wolf expert and naturalist Elli Radinger draws on her 25 years of experience among the wolves of Yellowstone National Park to tell us remarkable stories of the wolves she has encountered.

Wolves aren't wolfish. They can die of broken hearts, show tenderness to their young and elderly, and their packs are led by couples, with the key decisions made by females. They play, they pretend and they predate. They are more complex than we ever knew and more like us than we ever imagined.

You'll meet Oh-Six, the she-wolf whose bold hunting technique astounded the most experienced biologists, Casanova who succeeded in luring his love away from her pack, and Druid alpha male 21, the magnanimous and compassionate leader.

Ultimately, Radinger shows how much we can learn from these beautiful and mysterious creatures, and how much there is to gain from emulating the wisdom of wolves.

Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness [EPUB]

Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness [EPUB]
Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness by Loretta Graziano Breuning
2019 | EPUB | 2.88MB
Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned.

If you didn't learn yesterday, you can learn today.

It's not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it's hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don't have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.

Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You'll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals.

This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That's the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don't have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now.

The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it's done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you.

The Heart of the World [EPUB]

The Heart of the World [EPUB]
The Heart of the World by Nik Cohn
2019 | EPUB | 3.84MB

Nik Cohn had planned a trip around the world, but when a friend told him that Broadway is 'the world within itself', he started walking up the Great White Way, from Battery Park to Times Square. Escorted by a drum-playing Russian taxi driver, fuelled by duck soup and whiskey and sleeping in crackhouse hotels, Cohn encountered pickpockets, dancers, old magicians, disgraced politicians, epic storytellers, part-time messiahs, and an unforgettable transvestite called Lush Life. Hallucinogenic history, rogues' gallery, personal odyssey, this extraordinary saga is also an extended love letter to a dream of New York now lost.

We Need to Talk About Putin: Why the West gets Him Wrong, and How to get Him Right [EPUB]

We Need to Talk About Putin: Why the West gets Him Wrong, and How to get Him Right [EPUB]
We Need to Talk About Putin: Why the West gets Him Wrong, and How to get Him Right by Mark Galeotti
2019 | EPUB | 0.66MB

A The Times best book of 2019

'In fewer than 150 pithy pages, Galeotti sketches a bleak, but convincing picture of the man in the Kremlin and the political system that he dominates' - The Times

Meet the world's most dangerous man. Or is he?

Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next?

Despite the millions of words written on Putin's Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one of the world's most powerful politicians, whose influence spans the globe and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives.

In this essential primer, Professor Mark Galeotti uncovers the man behind the myth, addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin's early life in the KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of Russia - and the world – Galeotti draws on new Russian sources and explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at the heart of global politics.

Breakfast London: Where Real Londoners Eat [EPUB]

Breakfast London: Where Real Londoners Eat [EPUB]
Breakfast London: Where Real Londoners Eat by Bianca Bridges
2019 | EPUB | 102.12MB

Rise and shine London! Get the day off to a great start in the world's greatest city.

Discover your new favourite places to breakfast and brunch, including local hang-outs and hidden gems from @breakfastlondon, the feed to follow if you want to find the best breakfasts in town before anyone else.

Celebrate the most important meal of the day and find insider recommendations for all occasions – whether you're looking for something boozy, insta-worthy or vegan, feeling healthy or hungover, in search of the perfect coffee, the ideal setting for an important work meeting or organizing a special birthday brunch.

Features London's 120 best breakfast spots, stunning original photography, mouth-wateringly delicious dishes and a look behind-the-scenes with the top chefs that create them.

Wakey, wakey!

No Worries: A Guide to Releasing Anxiety and Worry Using CBT [EPUB]

No Worries: A Guide to Releasing Anxiety and Worry Using CBT [EPUB]
No Worries: A Guide to Releasing Anxiety and Worry Using CBT by Sarah Edelman
2019 | EPUB | 1.97MB

From the bestselling author of Change Your Thinking comes No Worries - the clear, compassionate and practical guide to understanding and managing anxiety and worry.

The Key to Happiness: How to Find Purpose by Unlocking the Secrets of the World's Happiest People [EPUB]

The Key to Happiness: How to Find Purpose by Unlocking the Secrets of the World's Happiest People [EPUB]
The Key to Happiness: How to Find Purpose by Unlocking the Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking
2019 | EPUB | 1.77MB

Meik Wiking understands happiness better than anyone. In his role as Founder and CEO of the world's only Happiness Research Institute, he has travelled the globe interviewing the world's happiest people to discover the key components of happiness.

In The Key to Happiness, Meik explores the hidden treasures which can improve your happiness, and divides them into the six building blocks of happiness; togetherness, money, health, kindness, trust and freedom. For each happiness block he offers practical tips- for togetherness he encourages setting up a mini-library in your apartment building or starting a tool-sharing programme in your street; for kindness he suggests leaving a surprise gift on a stranger's doorstep, helping a tourist find their way or telling someone who means a lot to you that they do.

Drawing on social science, case studies and Meik's original research, this practical guide shows us that you can find happiness in a simple way of life. While Meik has travelled across the glove to discover the secrets of the world's happiest people, this book shows us that you can be just as happy where you are.

This book is the perfect guide on how to survive and navigate the modern world with a smile on your face.

Science You Can Eat: Putting what we Eat Under the Microscope [PDF]

Science You Can Eat: Putting what we Eat Under the Microscope [PDF]
Science You Can Eat: Putting what we Eat Under the Microscope by Stefan Gates
2019 | PDF | 52.81MB

Discover the incredible, edible science that happens every time you cook, bake, or eat with this children's book that is part-cookbook, part-science reference.

Science You Can Eat will transform your kitchen into a lab through 20 fun food experiments. Cooking is chemistry, and all of the fun science experiments inside this book are edible! This exciting kid's book tackles all those tasty science questions you have about food, plus plenty more that you hadn't thought of. Once you understand science, you understand food - so find out why popcorn go "pop" as you test it out for yourself; explore how taste is affected by smell; and discover the secret to making a perfect cookie.

With a close look at everyday ingredients as well as a peek into the future of food, Science You Can Eat helps you understand what's happening with our food and why. Each page is guaranteed to leave kids hungry for more.

From Tulips to Bitcoins: A History of Fortunes Made and Lost in Commodity Market [EPUB]

From Tulips to Bitcoins: A History of Fortunes Made and Lost in Commodity Market [EPUB]
From Tulips to Bitcoins: A History of Fortunes Made and Lost in Commodity Market by Torsten Dennin
2019 | EPUB | 6.62MB

Four Centuries of Speculation and Commodity Markets

From Tulips to Bitcoins is a fascinating look at big events in commodity and crypto markets from the Dutch Tulip Mania to Bitcoins today. It covers the Silver Thursday and the Hunt Brothers, the doom of Amaranth Advisors and Brian Hunter, Copper and the Congo, Gold, Rare Earths, Energy Metals, and Bitcoins, which rose from below 1,000 USD to above 20,000 USD within a year. These markets are on a crossroad of investing mega trends like demographics, climate change, electrification, and digitalization. By studying and learning from our past, we can make better decisions about the future. As Benjamin Franklin said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

Sushi Master: An expert guide to sourcing, making and enjoying sushi at home [EPUB]

Sushi Master: An expert guide to sourcing, making and enjoying sushi at home [EPUB]
Sushi Master: An expert guide to sourcing, making and enjoying sushi at home by Nick Sakagami
2019 | EPUB | 27.23MB

Learn to make sushi at home with lessons from the masters.

Nick Sakagami, the only person outside of Japan to earn the designation osakana meister, introduces the fundamentals of sushi, starting with the fish. Photography from Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market offers an inside look at where most of our tuna comes from, and a deep dive into the tools, techniques, and etiquette of sushi ensure you'll never look at a California roll the same way again.

Expert recipes from Sakagami's favorite international sushi chefs and clients include variations of:

  • Maki
  • Sashimi
  • Nigiri
  • Onigiri (rice balls)

Sushi Master also includes recipes for traditional Japanese soups, including two different types of miso, plus appetizers like tsukemono (Japanese pickles), shishito pepper, and spicy scallop carpaccio. Once you've mastered the staples, you can move on to advanced techniques, such as searing, marinating, aging, and adding garnishes. This comprehensive guide also includes tips on sourcing your ingredients and best practices for sustainability.

Sushi Master is your definitive guide to mastering the art of sushi.