Blockchain for Everyone: How I Learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class (And You Can, Too) [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:43
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1982113545 | 19.48MB
From the author of Mind Hacking and founder of Bitcoin Market Journal comes the first book to explain the money-making secrets behind bitcoin and blockchain in a user-friendly format.
When John Hargrave first invested in cryptocurrency, the price of a single bitcoin was about $125; a few years later, that same bitcoin was worth $20,000. He wasn't alone: this flood of new money is like the early days of the Internet, creating a new breed of "blockchain billionaires."
Sir John has unlocked their secrets.
In Blockchain for Everyone, Sir John reveals the formula for investing in bitcoin and blockchain, using real-life stories, easy-to-understand examples, and a healthy helping of humor. Packed with illustrations, Blockchain for Everyone explains how (and when) to buy bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and other blockchain assets, with step-by-step instructions.
Blockchain for Everyone is the first blockchain investing book written for the layperson: a guide that helps everyone understand how to build wealth wisely. It's the new investing manifesto!
Jewish Wisdom: The Wisdom of the Kabbalah, The Wisdom of the Talmud, and The Wisdom of the Torah [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:42
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1504054857 | 7.48MB
From the sacred texts of Judaism: ancient and lyrical reflections on the meaning of life, faith, and humanity.The Wisdom of the Kabbalah: Handed down in the oral tradition for thousands of years and transcribed in fourteenth-century Spain, the Kabbalah is the classical expression of Jewish mysticism. This collection draws from the main work of Kabbalah—Sepher ha-Zohar, or The Book of Splendor.
The Wisdom of the Talmud: Developed in the Jewish academies of Palestine and Babylonia, the Talmud is the rabbinical commentary on the Torah. From man's purpose and miracles, to marriage and wellness, to consciousness and community, the Talmud considers the practice of faith on a daily basis through a changing world. This approachable guide explores how interpretation of the Torah has informed Jewish life for thousands of years.
The Wisdom of the Torah: In Hebrew, the word Torah means instruction, and for thousands of years, the Torah has provided instruction in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The inspirational selections in this collection include some of its most powerful and poetic passages, such as "The Poems of King David," "The Parables of King Solomon," and "The Love Songs of King Solomon."
Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real Stuff [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:41
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 147296182X | 3.88MB
Does an authentic Andy Warhol painting need to be painted by Andy Warhol? Why do audiences feel outraged when they find out that scenes from their beloved blockbuster documentaries are staged? Can people move past assuming that a diamond grown in a lab is a fake? What happens when a forged painting or manuscript becomes more valuable than its original?
This is a book about genuine fakes – the curious and complex objects that provoke these very sorts of questions. Genuine fakes fall into the space between things that are real and things that are not; whether or not we think that those things are authentic is a matter of perspective. Unsurprisingly, the world is full of genuine fakes – full of things that defy simple categorisation.
From stories of audacious forgeries to feats of technological innovation, historian Lydia Pyne explores how the authenticity of eight genuine fakes depends on their unique combinations of history, science and culture. The stories of art forgeries, fake fossils, nature documentaries, synthetic flavours, museum exhibits, Maya codices and Palaeolithic replicas show that genuine fakes are both complicated and change over time.
Drawing from historical archives, interviews, museum exhibits and science fiction as well as her own research, Pyne brings each genuine fake to life through unexpected and often outrageous stories. Genuine Fakes will make readers think about all the unreal things they encounter in their daily lives, and why they invoke the reactions – surprise, wonder, understanding or annoyance – that they do.
I Spy: My Life in MI5 [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 18:40
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 6h 30m | 358.33MB
The explosive book from ex-MI5 surveillance officer Tom Marcus takes the listener on a non-stop, adrenaline-fuelled ride as he hunts down those who would do our country harm.
Tom spent years working covertly to stop those who want to do us harm. In his best-selling memoir Soldier Spy, he told how he was recruited and described some of his top-secret operations. In I Spy, he takes us deeper undercover as he puts his life on the line once more.
I Spy plunges the listener straight into the action as Tom and his team race to prevent terrorists from causing carnage on our streets and outsmart Russian agents, blocking a daring plot that threatens the security of the nation. Relying on their quick wits, training and courage, the extraordinary men and women of MI5 are under intense pressure every day. Not everyone is suited for the work, and Tom shows how the incredibly tough challenges he faced growing up gave him the mental strength and skills to survive in a dangerous world.
Gritty and eye-opening, this is a unique insight into a hidden war and the sacrifices made by those who fight it. You will never take your safety for granted again.
This audiobook includes an interview between author, Tom Marcus, and reader, Jason Langley.
99%: Mass Impoverishment and How We Can End It [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:38
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1789544505 | 6.74 MB
If you are part of the 99% – and there is a 99% chance that you are – then you are one of the first generation in living memory who can expect to be poorer than your parents, even as the economy continues to grow.
And you could be quite a lot poorer. If we continue as we are going, the civilisation we enjoy today will not last until 2050. Buying their own house is a distant dream for most young people; their wages are failing to keep pace with inflation; and more and more people are having to rely on food banks. Our age is one of chronic anxiety.
If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren't we all getting bigger slices?
This book shows what we, the 99%, can do to end mass impoverishment and build a society worth living in: an age of abundance, in which everyone benefits.
The Weil Conjectures: On Maths and the Pursuit of the Unknown [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:38
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0374287619 | 1.19MB
Simone Weil: famous French philosopher, writer, political activist, mystic – and sister to André, one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century. For Karen Olsson, who studied mathematics at Harvard only to turn to writing as a vocation, the lives and obsessions of these two extraordinary siblings returned her to the intellectual passions of her youth.
When Olsson got hold of the 1940 letters between Simone and André, she discovered that André's pursuit of his studies became increasingly incomprehensible to his sister, leading to Simone directly questioning him about the value of such rarefied knowledge as it applied to the lived experience. Struck by this conflict, Olsson revisits her own time at university, how she came to be consumed by mathematics, and the unexpected similarities that can be found between two seemingly opposed subjects. At the core of the book lies her curiosity about the inception of creative thought - that flash of insight - experienced by writers and mathematicians alike.
A rare work of non-fiction that intricately weaves together biography, memoir, history and philosophy, and written with prose of precision and poetic lucidity, The Weil Conjectures is nothing short of a complete seduction in the art of mathematics, and the mysterious nature of scientific and creative thought.
Hollow Places: An Unusual History of Land and Legend [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:36
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0008319472 | 4.44 MB
In the Middle Ages a remarkable tomb was carved to cover the bones of an English hero. For centuries the grave spawned tales about dragons and devils, giants and winged hounds. To understand why this happened, Christopher Hadley takes us on a journey through 1,000 years of history. Hollow Places begins with a Hertfordshire dragon-slayer named Piers Shonks but soon draws us into the company of outlaws and stonemasons, antiquaries and champions.
Full of wonder and always surprising, the story takes us to the margins of the Bayeux Tapestry where strange creatures gather, to ancient woodland where hollow trees hide secrets, and to the scribbled clues about folk heroes in eighteenth-century manuscripts. Hadley leads us back shivering to a church in Georgian England to sketch the dragon on a tomb, to stand atop its tower triangulating the Elizabethan countryside, and to confront the zealous Mr Dowsing and his thugs looting brasses and smashing masonry during the Civil War. Along the way, we discover how long bones will last in a crypt and where medieval stonemasons found inspiration.
The story of Piers Shonks is the survivor of an 800-year battle between storytellers and those who would mock or silence them. It stands for all those thousands of seemingly forgotten tales that used to belong to every village. It is an adventure into the past by a talented and original new writer, and a meditation on memory and belief that underlines the importance and the power of the folk legends we used to tell and why they still matter.
Erotic Art Photography [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:36
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 1783107308 | 18.16MB
Erotic photo art has lost much of its exquisite soul since Playboy and other girlie monthlies repackaged the human body for mass-market consumption. Like much painting, sculpture and engraving, since its beginning photography has also been at the service of eroticism. This collection presents erotic photographs from the beginning of photography until the years just before World War II. It explores the evolution of the genre and its origins in France, and its journey from public distrust to the large audience it enjoys today.
Bow First, Ask Questions Later: Ordination, Love, and Monastic Zen in Japan [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 18:35
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 161429397X | 2.65 MB
What happens when a liberal, free-spirited, modern American girl goes on a spiritual quest into structured, disciplined, traditional Japanese Zen life?
Gesshin Claire Greenwood was a liberal, free-spirited American girl who found meaning and freedom in disciplined, traditional Japanese Zen life. However, she came to question not only contemporary American values but also traditional monastic ones.
This book is about becoming an adult—about sexuality, religion, work, ethics, and individuality—but it is also about being a human being trying to be happy. Questioning is a theme that runs throughout the book: how can I be happy? What is true? What is authentic? The reader is invited along a journey that is difficult, inspiring, sad, funny, and sincere.
Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications [TTC Video]
09 August 2019, 13:57
Course No 2074 | MP4, AVC, 1372 kbps, 960x540 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 25x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 8.35GB
Considering how many hours we spend with computers—phones, laptops, even “smart” screens on our home appliances—it’s easy to feel like they control us. But, in fact, we control them. Or, we do if we know how to use them.That’s what computer programming gets to the heart of: taking command of the most powerful, versatile, and productive machines ever invented. And among the array of programming languages designed to get computers doing exactly what we want, C++ ranks as one of the most efficient, powerful, and popular.
Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications is a 24-lecture, step-by-step guide to this celebrated computer language, which is well suited to a multitude of coding projects. Taught by award-winning Professor John Keyser of Texas A&M University, the course quickly moves from basic principles to more advanced concepts in coding. Anyone curious about how software works will find it an accessible path to computer literacy and to understanding how programmers think across a range of programming styles.
In widespread use since the 1990s, C++ has become ubiquitous in business, science, education, and entertainment. The program’s countless applications include:
- Personal computing and web browsing: C++ underlies key sections of major operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Plus, many popular websites are written at least partly in C++, including YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, and Google’s search engine.
- Embedded control systems: Computer control through C++ is at the heart of a multitude of complex systems—from CT scanners and automobiles to wind turbines, ships, airplanes, and rockets. Even on faraway Mars, NASA rovers guide themselves across the planet with the aid of C++.
- Games, business transactions, and more: The efficiency of C++ makes it ideal for video games, which require flexible programming and lightning speed. The same qualities apply to any performance-critical code, such as stock trading, telecommunications, and computer-aided design.
Learn to Code
For all of its sophistication, C++ was designed to be straightforward, logical, and adaptable to any programming style. It succeeded beyond its developer’s most optimistic projections, paving the way for coders to work at every level—from manipulating individual computer bits to tackling the heights of abstract programming, where a single concept can apply across a wide range of applications.Along with Professor Keyser’s detailed, informative instruction, this course also gives you helpful tools like a 20-minute “quick-start” guide, which can help you log on to a web-based programming editor with your computer, or other device. Heavily illustrated, the course features onscreen code that follows Professor Keyser’s many examples, reproducing what you’ll see as you program along with him. Introduction to C++ also includes an extensive guidebook that features dozens of coding problems, a syntax guide, a glossary, and direct links to code files used in the course.
From Loops to Artificial Intelligence
C++ was created to incorporate all of the more "machine level" features of the language C, while also adding more higher-level abilities in all the major programming styles. The name "C++" alludes, playfully, to an incrementing operator “++,” whose effect is to increase a variable by one unit. “C++” therefore signals a program that goes one better than C. Indeed, it goes considerably beyond that. Here are the major programming styles available in C++:
- Procedural programming: Reflecting one of the earliest styles of programming, this approach gives the computer step-by-step instructions, organized into separate functions. With patience, procedural programming is as easy to grasp as a set of directions to reach a destination—which can be simple or complex, depending on where you are going.
- Object-oriented programming: This is where C++ makes a giant leap beyond C. Object-oriented programming mirrors the nature of many real problems. For example, if you are designing code for a series of games, it can be very helpful to design the features that all the games have in common (having a board, taking turns, and so on) separately from the rules and other features specific to each game. This is where concepts such as classes, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism all come to life.
- Generic programming: Also improving on C is the ability to handle ideas that are so general that they are not confined to a specific type of data. By creating templates that specify different ways of handling information, regardless of what it is, a level of automation is achieved that saves substantial time in coding.
Focusing on these three broad approaches, you cover the full range of techniques in the C++ toolkit, from the basics of sequential programming with loops and conditionals, through procedural programming with functions, through object-oriented programming with classes, and through generic programming and the use of the Standard Template Library (STL). And in the last lecture, you draw on your accumulated knowledge from object-oriented programming and generic algorithms to design a program that can play a game with human-like intelligence—a hallmark of the exciting field of artificial intelligence.
Coding Strategies to the Rescue
In several lectures spread across the course, Professor Keyser also introduces you to strategies that will come to your rescue when the inevitable coding problems arise. A good example is debugging—a crucial step for any program and one avoided, or approached poorly, by many novice programmers. Professor Keyser demonstrates following six steps when you get a dreaded error message: isolate the error, narrow in on the failure point, identify the problem, fix the problem, test the code, and finally consider similar cases where the error you’ve fixed might reappear elsewhere in your program. “There is no shortcut,” he advises. “You’ve got to use your brain”—which is exactly what he teaches you to do throughout this stimulating course.
By the end of Introduction to C++, you will be primed to take your programming skills to the next level in three areas:
- Master greater programming complexity: Students in university computer science programs usually go here next, learning new approaches to writing algorithms and structuring data—goals that C++ can meet with flexibility to spare.
- Focus on specific applications: After learning the impressive capabilities of C++, you may want to focus on applications that hold special interest for you, whether it’s computer graphics, games, data analytics, or some other programming field.
It’s little wonder that C++ is one of the most in-demand programming languages ever developed. And in this superbly taught course, you will find that learning C++ is also an eminently enjoyable adventure.What’s New about the C++ Guidebook?
Because the Introduction to C++ Programming course is for computer users, we chose to omit the print guidebook and focus instead on creating an enhanced digital guidebook.
- rich, in-depth coverage of lecture content at the level of a companion book
- code presented in the lecture, in a format that can also be copied directly to your computer
- four-color layout that enhances readability of code, callouts, diagrams, key terms, and more
- “landscape” layout with text and code presented on same page
- many hyperlinks that enhance navigation and ease of use
- quizzes that include basic interactivity
- hyperlinked glossary
- C++ syntax guide
We hope users like this enhanced format and find it MORE helpful than a printed guidebook. For users that prefer printed materials, a printed transcript book of this course is available for purchase. However, most users will be much BETTER served by the enhanced digital guidebook for this course.
Career Conversations: How to Get the Best from Your Talent Pool [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:35
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0730371999 | 1.11 MB
Retain your talent with a proactive approach to employee development, one conversation at a timeWhen employees are happy at work, the energy and creativity they possess is virtually limitless. But many leaders are ill-equipped to discuss and gauge the career satisfaction of their employees, and risk losing their talent to their competitors. Career Conversations is your guide to developing the skills needed for effective career discussions with your staff, providing step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate this capability into your leadership routine.
It has never been easier for employees to seek other job opportunities. Search firms and online platforms such as LinkedIn make the danger of the competition poaching your best employees all too real. To take active, dynamic and genuine interest in their employee’s career satisfaction and development, leaders require the skills and knowledge to have ongoing career conversations.
Packed full of case studies, practical exercises and key insights, career development expert Greg Smith explains how leaders can guide their employees to achieve career satisfaction by taking an active, dynamic and ongoing interest in their development.
- engage with employees on career aspirations
- listen critically and build trust
- help employees reinvent themselves for the future of work
- gain self-insight and become a more effective leader
- empathise and respond to your staff’s needs.
Career Conversations is a must-read for current and aspiring organisational leaders, Human Resource directors, HR practitioners, senior executives, supervisors, managers and business owners. This book will help you guide your employees through their careers and, in turn, help your company thrive.
The Know-How of Cartooning (Dover Art Instruction) [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:34
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 048683025X | 23.71MB
This classic guide by a master animator and cartoonist — and long time Disney artist — is now available for the first time since its original publication in 1946. Author Ken Hultgren instructs by example in a guide that's suitable for beginners and advanced students alike.
The comprehensive range of instruction covers features and expressions, animals, foreshortening, perspective, lettering, caricature, animation, and various other aspects of cartooning. All subjects include step-by-step guides, several examples, and helpful hints and suggestions. Blank pages allow lots of room for drawing practice. Professional and amateur animators, cartoonists, caricaturists, and artists dealing with characterization will find this timeless manual an excellent and instructive companion.
Am I Dreaming?: The New Science of Consciousness and How Altered States Reboot the Brain [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:33
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1786495511 | 0.83MB
When a computer goes wrong, we are told to turn it off and on again. In Am I Dreaming?, science journalist James Kingsland reveals how the human brain is remarkably similar. By rebooting our hard-wired patterns of thinking - through so-called 'altered states of consciousness' - we can gain new perspectives into ourselves and the world around us.
From shamans in Peru to tech workers in Silicon Valley, Kingsland provides a fascinating tour through lucid dreams, mindfulness, hypnotic trances, virtual reality and drug-induced hallucinations. An eye-opening insight into perception and consciousness, this is also a provocative argument for how altered states can significantly boost our mental health.
The Secret Life of Programs: Understand Computers — Craft Better Code [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:32
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1593279701 | 42.28MB
A primer on the underlying technologies that allow computer programs to work. Covers topics like computer hardware, combinatorial logic, sequential logic, computer architecture, computer anatomy, and Input/Output.
Many coders are unfamiliar with the underlying technologies that make their programs run. But why should you care when your code appears to work? Because you want it to run well and not be riddled with hard-to-find bugs. You don't want to be in the news because your code had a security problem.
Lots of technical detail is available online but it's not organized or collected into a convenient place. In The Secret Life of Programs, veteran engineer Jonathan E. Steinhart explores--in depth--the foundational concepts that underlie the machine. Subjects like computer hardware, how software behaves on hardware, as well as how people have solved problems using technology over time.
- How the real world is converted into a form that computers understand, like bits, logic, numbers, text, and colors
- The fundamental building blocks that make up a computer including logic gates, adders, decoders, registers, and memory
- Why designing programs to match computer hardware, especially memory, improves performance
- How programs are converted into machine language that computers understand
- How software building blocks are combined to create programs like web browsers
- Clever tricks for making programs more efficient, like loop invariance, strength reduction, and recursive subdivision
- The fundamentals of computer security and machine intelligence
- Project design, documentation, scheduling, portability, maintenance, and other practical programming realities.
Learn what really happens when your code runs on the machine and you'll learn to craft better, more efficient code.
A Leader Must Be a Leader: Encounters With Eleven Prime Ministers [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:31
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: | 29.71MB
Based on impressions and personal encounters with each of the last 11 Canadian Prime Ministers, Senator Jerry Grafstein has explored their paths to power, considering the legacies they have left on the pages of history. Like all politicians, Grafstein became obsessed with the factors that made a leader a leader. Is leadership a natural or a learned skill set? What unique amalgam of oratory skill, ambition, character, persistence, detachment, decisiveness, empathy, intelligence, personality, experiences, memory, common sense, ideas, judgement, temperament and, most especially, self-awareness, separate wannabe leaders from the pinnacle of leadership?
This is a unique book written by an acute legal mind, a powerful political strategist, a very successful media and communication expert, an engaged Canadian, and a most thoughtful Liberal. Senator Grafstein assesses, evaluates, and appreciates these Canadian Prime Ministers with insight, humor, and generosity.
Sludge: Disaster on Victoria's Goldfields [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:30
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1760641103 | 9.46MB
The fascinating, troubling legacy of the gold rush
Everyone knows gold made Victoria rich. But did you know gold mining was disastrous for the land, engulfing it in floods of sand, gravel and silt that gushed out of the mines?
Or that this environmental devastation still affects our rivers and floodplains?
Victorians had a name for this mining waste: 'sludge'. Sludge submerged Victoria's best grapevines near Bendigo, filled Laanecoorie Reservoir on the Loddon River and flowed down from Beechworth over thousands of hectares of rich agricultural land. Children and animals drowned in sludge lakes. Mining effluent contaminated three-quarters of Victoria's creeks and rivers.
Sludge is the compelling story of the forgotten filth that plagued nineteenth-century Victoria. It exposes the big dirty secret of Victoria's mining history – the way it transformed the state's water and land, and how the battle against sludge helped lay the ground for the modern environmental movement.
Visual Guide to Creative Straight-Line Quilting: Professional-Quality Results on Any Machine; 60+ Modern Designs [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:29
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1617457655 | 42.11MB
Are feathers and swirls your fallback? Learn how satisfying it is to quilt with only straight lines! Quilting expert Natalia Whiting Bonner shares sxity new straight-line motifs to fill in triangles, square blocks, and borders, plus allover designs. Teach your walking foot some new tricks or practice controlled free-motion quilting with rulers. Domestic or longarm machine… the choice is yours! Each pattern comes with step-by-step photos, so quilters of all levels can conquer their fears of straight-line quilting, and learn to rock it!
The Politics of the Common Good: Dispossession in Australia [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:28
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1742236014 | 1.12MB
'The Earth is a Common Treasury', proclaimed the English Revolutionaries in the 1640s. Does the principle of the commons offer us ways to respond now to the increasingly destructive effects of neoliberalism? With insight, passion and an eye on history, Jane Goodall argues that as the ravages of neo-liberalism tear ever more deeply into the social fabric, the principle of the commons should be restored to the heart of our politics. She looks in particular at land and public institutions in Australia and elsewhere. Many ordinary citizens seem prepared to support governments that increase national debt while selling off publicly owned assets and cutting back on services.
In developed countries, extreme poverty is becoming widespread yet we are told we have never been so prosperous. This important book calls for a radically different kind of economy, one that will truly serve the common good.
Mano Sabnani’s Money Secrets: Cruise Your Way to Financial Freedom [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:27
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9814828750 | 3.22MB
Everyone is interested in making money, having a good life and retiring comfortably. But how do you go about planning for future financial security and more importantly, how do you achieve financial freedom? The reality is that job security lessens and incomes dwindle as we get older. To maintain a decent lifestyle, it is essential to build savings and invest them prudently while in your prime earning years. It is hard work, but it has to be done.
Well-known financial writer and investor Mano Sabnani stresses the importance of financial independence and shares his money secrets on building an investment portfolio to achieve a passive income for a comfortable retirement. Topics in the book include simple financial literacy, core principles of investing, what and how to invest for best long-term results, and how to select the right stocks to invest in. Mano's Money Secrets includes his investment principles and strategies as well as his views on the Singapore stock market, banks and property/REITs. He also provides guidance on how not to get caught up in speculation and scams. The book's conclusion is that real happiness is achieved only when you have financial independence and little or no financial worries.
The Ages of the Flash: Essays on the Fastest Man Alive [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:26
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1476674442 | 3.08MB
While many American superheroes have multiple powers and complex gadgets, the Flash is simply fast. This simplicity makes his character easily comprehendible for all audiences, whether they are avid comic fans or newcomers to the genre, and in turn he has become one of the most iconic figures in the comic-book industry. This collection of new essays serves as a stepping-stone to an even greater understanding of the Flash, examining various iterations of his character—including those of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen—and what they reveal about the era in which they were written.
A Pinch of Culinary Science: Boiling an Egg Inside Out and Other Kitchen Tales [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:25
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1138611301 | 4.82MB
This book provides a playground for the readers to practice and develop scientific thinking, by exploring the world of food in a fun way. The authors take the role of someone trying to find interesting questions to ask about familiar, though often hidden, phenomena. Claims (or myths) on everyday cooking provide numerous cases for this. Using popular cooking myths as a springboard, this book discusses these riddles, interweaving a scientific rationale for the phenomena with a culinary or craftsman explanation. This book covers not only science (physics, chemistry, biology) but also cultural aspects (tradition, history, emotion), of what food/cooking is all about.
The Super Organic Gardener: Everything You Need to Know About a Vegan Garden [EPUB]
09 August 2019, 06:24
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 1526737477 | 30.81MB
If you care about what you eat, you should care about how you grow it.
Gardeners can demonstrate that by going beyond organics to veganics - growing without animal inputs - they are a driving force in saving the environment.
This book gives you the tools to grow without harming the planet and animals, and explains why moving beyond organics towards super organic vegan gardening is the way to show you are genuinely concerned about environmental issues and the industrial commodification of living, sentient creatures.
From advice about how to make and buy natural fertilisers and compost, to putting nutritional values on what you grow, and to how to cook it, and how to share your plot with wildlife, this book covers all the bases.
The foreword is by RHS Chelsea Flower Show best in show winner Cleve West, who is a passionate vegan gardener. Vegan Organic Network and Garden Organic have backed the book too.
Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 03:25
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 4h 25m | 121.67MB
Do We Have to Say It Again? Socialism Sucks!Apparently we do. Because today millions of Americans—young and old—are flocking to the socialist banner and chanting, “What do we want? Socialism—the economic system that has impoverished people everywhere and resulted in the deaths of tens of millions! And when do we want it? Now!”
Most people seem somehow to have missed Economics 101 and don’t understand that socialism isn’t nice, cuddly government that takes care of everything for you so that you can remain an adolescent forever. No, we’ve seen it tried over and over again with catastrophic consequences.
Luckily, two semi-sober economists have toured the socialist world so you don’t have to. And they’ve come back with this stunning report: Socialism Sucks!
Along the way, you’ll learn:
- Why the so-called Swedish model might be attractive, but sure isn’t socialism (Sweden is capitalism with a big welfare state)
- How socialist Venezuela went from being the toast of liberals everywhere—Viva Venezuela!—to being just toast
- Why you never see new cars in Cuba
- Why no one forgets to turn out the lights in North Korea (hint: there aren’t any)
- Why American socialists have no idea what socialism really is
How hard it is to find good beer—or sometimes any beer at all—in socialist countries
Irreverent but honest economists Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell have all the data—and even more important, the firsthand global experience—to affirm that socialism fails to deliver on any of the utopian promises it makes and instead is very bad for your economic (and other) health. This is a book that every American who values freedom and sound economics (and good beer) needs to read.
Conspiracies of Conspiracies: How Delusions Have Overrun America [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 03:24
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11h 50m | 325.56MB
It's tempting to think that we live in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories, with seemingly each churn of the news cycle bringing fresh manifestations of large-scale paranoia. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion - and the delusional psychologies that fuel them - have been a constant presence in American life for nearly as long as there's been an America.
In this sweeping book, Thomas Milan Konda traces the country's obsession with conspiratorial thought from the early days of the republic to our own anxious moment. Rather than simply rehashing the surface eccentricities of such theories, Konda draws from his unprecedented assemblage of conspiratorial writing to crack open the mindsets that lead people toward these self-sealing worlds of denial. What is distinctively American about these theories, he argues, is not simply our country's homegrown obsession with them but their ongoing prevalence and virulence. Konda proves that conspiracy theories are no harmless sideshow. They are instead the dark and secret heart of American political history - one that is poisoning the bloodstream of an increasingly sick body politic.
Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools that Separate the Average from the Exceptional: Improved Decision-Making, Logical Analysis, and Problem-Solving [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 03:22
2019 | MP3@128 kbps | 3h 57m | 217.74MB
Thirty practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren't one).
Mental models are like giving a treasure map to someone lost in the woods. They provide instant understanding, context, and most importantly, a path to the end destination. Now imagine having such a map for all problems and decisions in your life.
Battle information overwhelm, focus on what really matters, and make complex decisions with speed and confidence.
Mental Models: 30 Thinking Tools sheds light on true intelligence: It's not about knowledge and knowing the capitals of all the countries in the world. It's about how you think, and each mental model is a specific framework on how to think smart and with insight. You can approach the world by trying to analyze each piece of information separately, or you can learn mental models that do the work for you.
Learn how billionaires/CEOs, Olympic athletes, and scientists think differently and avoid mistakes.
Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years, and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.
The person with a hammer only sees nails. Become the person with a hammer, saw, sander, drill, screwdriver, and axe.
- How to balance information and action without sacrificing speed - MM #3 and #5.
- Understanding what data is really telling you - MM #8 and #10.
- Charles Darwin's secret to clear and honest thinking - MM #11.
Mental models for all walks of life: productivity, professional success, greater happiness, critical thinking, and decision-making.
- Understanding correlation, causation, root causation, and proximate causation - MM #15 and #16.
- Implementing anti-goals to find real priorities and focus - MM #19 and #23.
- Being able to predict the future with basic probabilistic thinking - MM #10 and #25.
- How to strategically allocate your time and resources for biggest impact - MM #27 and #30.
Think in models and always be a step ahead.
Live Like a Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 03:21
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 10h 43m | 587.39MB
The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.
It offers a yearlong programme of 52 weekly exercises aimed at mastering an array of real-life troubles. Full of practical lessons and sections for journaling, it provides all the tools needed to overcome any life obstacles we might face.
Massimo Pigliucci and Gregory Lopez have created a unique, personalised Stoic curriculum for a lifetime of practice, showing how relevant this ancient philosophy is to modern life.
The Coitus Chronicles: My Quest for Sex, Love, and Orgasms [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 03:20
2019 | M4B@128 kbps + EPUB | 6h 16m | 341.68MB
Think you know everything about sex? Think again! This funny and true story of one woman's journey to reclaim her sexuality on the fringes of New York City's sex and dating world will make you think twice about everything there is to learn about sex!
Meet Olive Persimmon. Growing up, she looked exactly like Danny DeVito, except she was thirteen and a girl. By some miracle, she grew into a relatively normal, well-adjusted thirty-something woman living in New York City-with one notable exception: she hasn't had sex in five years, one month, three days, two-point-five hours . . . and counting.
Faced with bona fide sex rut, she decides it's time to take action to save her love life and get her mojo back. Challenged by a friend to "say yes" to experiences she might normally avoid, Olive embarks on a series of adventures and explores everything from BDSM classes to cuddlers-for-hire, from foot fetishes to lessons with a top-ranked pickup artist, and more! Each awkward, funny, and sometimes downright embarrassing encounter brings Olive closer to discovering the power of saying yes-to herself, others, and life itself.
For fans of Jenny Slate, this is a funny, irreverent, and honest tale of one young woman's journey to reclaim her sexuality on the fringes of New York City's sex and dating world. Readers can see for themselves how this girl next door overcame insecurities around dating, sex, and love-all with openness, honesty, and a wicked sense of humor. Along the way, readers will wonder: Will Olive ever have sex again? Will her love life be okay? Will her toe fungus come back? Does she ever find her mojo, and where was it hiding? Weaving together the awkwardness of Mindy Kaling, the candor of Chelsea Handler, and Olive's own hilarious vulnerability, The Coitus Chronicles will encourage readers to explore their own sexuality and consider what surprises they may discover if they, too, just say yes.
The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything [Audiobook]
09 August 2019, 03:18
2019 | M4B@128 kbps | 6h37m | 367.41MB
The secret to an extraordinary life starts with five simple changes that anyone can make.
No matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, everyone has a shot at greatness.
Zack Friedman has inspired millions with his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes.
In his ground breaking new audiobook, The Lemonade Life, Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? It's not only hard work, talent, and skill. The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal "switches." We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything.
The Lemonade Life is filled with inspirational and practical advice that will teach you:
- Why you should write yourself a $10 million check
- Why your career depends on the Greek alphabet
- Why you need ikigai in your life
- How Judge Judy can help you have better work meetings
- How these 20 questions will change your life
Learn from the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire, the 14th-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino's Pizza, the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning, the country music icon who bought more than 100 million books, and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than one hour.
With powerful stories and actionable lessons, this audiobook will profoundly change the way you live, lead, and work. Your path to greatness starts with a simple choice. Everyday, you're choosing to live one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. Which life will you lead?
Charts, tables, and discussion guide are available in the audiobook companion PDF.