The Economist Audio Edition [November 23, 2019]

The Economist Audio Edition [November 23, 2019]
The Economist Audio Edition [November 23, 2019]
MP3@128 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 + PDF | 7h 36m | 418.88MB

Hong Kong in revolt: China's unruly periphery

  • How hospitals rip you off
  • Fuel prices set Iran ablaze
  • Can McKinsey shrink to greatness?
  • Impoochment: Americans and their dogs
  • US: Pre-impeachment -- They were all in on it
  • Brazil: Paper strongman
  • Switzerland's coffee stockpile: A nation of have-beans
  • South Korea's alliances with America: Cracks in the cladding
  • China's Nuclear weapons: Warhead up
  • Protests in Iran: Putting out the fire with gasoline
  • Europe: Farm subsidies -- milking taxpayers
  • Britain: The election -- the battle for Brexitland
  • Drug-trafficking: Changing gear

Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire [EPUB]

Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire [EPUB]
Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire by Alan Gallay
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781541645790 | 8.06MB

From a Bancroft Prize-winning historian, a biography of the famed poet, courtier, and colonizer, showing how he laid the foundations of the English Empire

Sir Walter Ralegh was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth. She showered him with estates and political appointments. He envisioned her becoming empress of a universal empire. She gave him the opportunity to lead the way.

In Walter Ralegh, Alan Gallay shows that, while Ralegh may be best known for founding the failed Roanoke colony, his historical importance vastly exceeds that enterprise. Inspired by the mystical religious philosophy of hermeticism, Ralegh led English attempts to colonize in North America, South America, and Ireland. He believed that the answer to English fears of national decline resided overseas -- and that colonialism could be achieved without conquest. Gallay reveals how Ralegh launched the English Empire and an era of colonization that shaped Western history for centuries after his death.

User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play [EPUB]

User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play [EPUB]
User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang, Robert Fabricant
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780374279752 | 2.82MB

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need. Spanning over a century of sweeping changes, from women’s rights to the Great Depression to World War II to the rise of the digital era, this book unpacks the ways in which the world has been―and continues to be―remade according to the principles of the once-obscure discipline of user-experience design.

In this essential text, Kuang and Fabricant map the hidden rules of the designed world and shed light on how those rules have caused our world to change―an underappreciated but essential history that’s pieced together for the first time. Combining the expertise and insight of a leading journalist and a pioneering designer, User Friendly provides a definitive, thoughtful, and practical perspective on a topic that has rapidly gone from arcane to urgent to inescapable. In User Friendly, Kuang and Fabricant tell the whole story for the first time―and you’ll never interact with technology the same way again.

Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942 [EPUB]

Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942 [EPUB]
Retreat from Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942 by David Stahel
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780374249526 | 30.26 MB

A gripping and authoritative revisionist account of the German Winter Campaign of 1941–1942

Germany’s winter campaign of 1941–1942 is commonly seen as its first defeat. In Retreat from Moscow, a bold, gripping account of one of the seminal moments of World War II, David Stahel argues that instead it was its first strategic success in the East. The Soviet counteroffensive was in fact a Pyrrhic victory. Despite being pushed back from Moscow, the Wehrmacht lost far fewer men, frustrated its enemy’s strategy, and emerged in the spring unbroken and poised to recapture the initiative.

Hitler’s strategic plan called for holding important Russian industrial cities, and the German army succeeded. The Soviets as of January 1942 aimed for nothing less than the destruction of Army Group Center, yet not a single German unit was ever destroyed. Lacking the professionalism, training, and experience of the Wehrmacht, the Red Army’s offensive attempting to break German lines in countless head-on assaults led to far more tactical defeats than victories.

Using accounts from journals, memoirs, and wartime correspondence, Stahel takes us directly into the Wolf’s Lair to reveal a German command at war with itself as generals on the ground fought to maintain order and save their troops in the face of Hitler’s capricious, increasingly irrational directives. Excerpts from soldiers’ diaries and letters home paint a rich portrait of life and death on the front, where the men of the Ostheer battled frostbite nearly as deadly as Soviet artillery. With this latest installment of his pathbreaking series on the Eastern Front, David Stahel completes a military history of the highest order.

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock [EPUB]

The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock [EPUB]
The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock by Ed Ward
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250165190 | 16.88MB

From rock and roll historian Ed Ward comes a comprehensive, authoritative, and enthralling cultural history of one of rock's most exciting eras.

It's February 1964 and The Beatles just landed in New York City, where the NYPD, swarms of fans, and a crowd of two hundred journalists await their first American press conference. It begins with the question on everyone's mind: "Are you going to get a haircut in America?" and ends with a reporter tugging Paul McCartney's hair in an attempt to remove his nonexistent wig. This is where The History of Rock & Roll, Volume 2 kicks off. Chronicling the years 1964 through the mid-1970s, this latest volume covers one of the most exciting eras of rock history, which saw a massive outpouring of popular and cutting-edge music.

Ward weaves together an unputdownable narrative told through colorful anecdotes and shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the megastars, the trailblazers, DJs, record executives, concert promoters, and producers who were at the forefront of this incredible period in music history. From Bob Dylan to Bill Graham, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Byrds, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, and more, everyone's favorite musicians of the era make an appearance in this sweeping history that reveals how the different players, sounds, and trends came together to create the music we all know and love today.

Essential Oils for the Whole Body: The Dynamics of Topical Application and Absorption [EPUB]

Essential Oils for the Whole Body: The Dynamics of Topical Application and Absorption [EPUB]
Essential Oils for the Whole Body: The Dynamics of Topical Application and Absorption by Heather Dawn Godfrey PGCE BSc
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781620558713 | 49.39MB

A practical guide to the topical application of essential oils for physical and emotional health and healing

  • Provides in-depth profiles of 15 essential oils that form a safe and effective “tool kit” for treating a broad range of ailments and conditions
  • Examines the body’s many absorption pathways and how applying essential oils in different ways has specific influences on the body’s systems
  • Offers guidelines for safe application, including recommendations for children and the elderly, along with easy-to-use charts to select the appropriate oil for each situation

Well known for their aromatherapy applications, essential oils also have outstanding healing abilities when absorbed through the skin. Applied topically they work well for wound healing, arthritis, inflammation, and skin conditions. Because all of the cells in the body are interconnected, they also affect underlying organs, systems, and soft tissues, influencing hormone release, gently relieving pain and stress, and offering antimicrobial protection against pathogens, viruses, and bacteria.

Focusing on 15 essential oils that form a safe and effective “tool kit” for treating a broad range of ailments and conditions, from acne, anxiety, and asthma to psoriasis, shingles, and painful periods, Heather Dawn Godfrey explores how these essential oils complement and support each other’s healing properties and can be blended together to offer dynamic, customizable treatments for each unique individual. She examines the body’s many absorption pathways, explaining how even the internal organs have odor receptors and how applying essential oils in different ways has specific influences on the body’s systems. Offering guidelines for safe application, including recommendations for children and the elderly, the author provides easy-to-reference charts and tables to select the appropriate oil or oils for each situation, and she explains which essential oils should be avoided during pregnancy and by those with specific conditions such as cancer.

Presenting scientific profiles for the 15 main essential oils discussed, Godfrey also explores complementary therapies that increase the effectiveness of essential oils, including Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, and she details the colors, chakras, gemstones, and crystals that correspond with each oil. She provides recipes for proper dilution and the best carrier mediums, including creams, compresses, lotions, and ointments.

Written for both healthcare professionals and for self-care, this hands-on guide will allow you to effectively treat acute and chronic conditions as well as incorporate essential oils into daily life for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

The Scouting Guide to Basic Fishing: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook [EPUB]

The Scouting Guide to Basic Fishing: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook [EPUB]
The Scouting Guide to Basic Fishing: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook: 200 Essential Skills for Selecting Tackle, Tying Knots, Casting, and Catching Fish (A BSA Scouting Guide) by Wade Bourne, Colin Moore
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510742758 | 102.1MB

In The Scouting Guide to Basic Fishing, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and anyone interested in the outdoors are provided with a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons on everything the beginner needs to know, including:

  • Different types of fishing equipment and how to select the best tackle
  • Baiting techniques for artificial and natural baits
  • Selecting the best fishing spot
  • The many choices of boats, motors, and boating accessories
  • Methods for cooking and cleaning your catch
  • And so much more!

Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.

Cooking with Wild Mushrooms: 50 Recipes for Enjoying Your Porcinis, Chanterelles, and Other Foraged Mushrooms [EPUB]

Cooking with Wild Mushrooms: 50 Recipes for Enjoying Your Porcinis, Chanterelles, and Other Foraged Mushrooms [EPUB]
Cooking with Wild Mushrooms: 50 Recipes for Enjoying Your Porcinis, Chanterelles, and Other Foraged Mushrooms by Ingrid Holmberg, Pelle Holmberg
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510750074 | 73.71MB

Soups, Stir-Fries, and Full Courses from the Forest to the Frying Pan You’ve spent the summer picking mushrooms in the forest, gaze sweeping along the trunks of trees and a basket of mushrooms dangling from the crook of your arm—but what next? With storerooms and cellar overflowing with chanterelles, porcini, and boletes, how do you prepare these delicacies of nature into flavorful and mouthwatering dishes? This is the cookbook foragers and mushroom lovers have been waiting for; this is the book that shows how to turn delicious, hand-picked ingredients into:

  • Mushroom flour
  • Chanterelle soup with gorgonzola
  • Dumplings, quesadillas, and risottos
  • Porcini focaccia
  • Mushroom pie with mozzarella and chard
  • Lamb and venison stir fries
  • Lasagna
  • And much more!

Mushrooms are a flavor enhancer like no other—perfect for a light snack, appetizer, or main course—and are perfect in combination with fish, poultry, game, and other wild ingredients. Mushrooms are also sugar-, gluten-, and carb-free, making them the ideal ingredient for the modern kitchen. Featuring fifty delectable recipes, mouthwatering photographs, and tips on how to dry and preserve mushrooms from the wild, Cooking with Wild Mushrooms is all you need to turn your favorite hobby into tonight’s dinner.

Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors [EPUB]

Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors [EPUB]
Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors by Sonoko Sakai
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781611806168 | 229.12MB

The essential guide to Japanese home cooking—the ingredients, techniques, and over 100 recipes—for seasoned cooks and beginners who are craving authentic Japanese flavors.

Using high-quality, seasonal ingredients in simple preparations, Sonoko Sakai offers recipes with a gentle voice and a passion for authentic Japanese cooking. Beginning with the pantry, the flavors of this cuisine are explored alongside fundamental recipes, such as dashi and pickles, and traditional techniques, like making noodles and properly cooking rice. Use these building blocks to cook an abundance of everyday recipes with dishes like Grilled Onigiri (rice balls) and Japanese Chicken Curry.

From there, the book expands into an exploration of dishes organized by breakfast; vegetables and grains; meat; fish; noodles, dumplings, and savory pancakes; and sweets and beverages. With classic dishes like Kenchin-jiru (Hearty Vegetable Soup with Sobagaki Buckwheat Dumplings), Temaki Zushi (Sushi Hand Rolls), and Oden (Vegetable, Seafood, and Meat Hot Pot) to more inventive dishes like Mochi Waffles with Tatsuta (Fried Chicken) and Maple Yuzu Kosho, First Garden Soba Salad with Lemon-White Miso Vinaigrette, and Amazake (Fermented Rice Drink) Ice Pops with Pickled Cherry Blossoms this is a rich guide to Japanese home cooking. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Poon, the book also includes stories of food purveyors in California and Japan. This is a generous and authoritative book that will appeal to home cooks of all levels.

The Mexican Keto Cookbook: Authentic, Big-Flavor Recipes for Health and Longevity [EPUB]

The Mexican Keto Cookbook: Authentic, Big-Flavor Recipes for Health and Longevity [EPUB]
The Mexican Keto Cookbook: Authentic, Big-Flavor Recipes for Health and Longevity by Torie Borrelli
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781984857088 | 193.27MB

Containing more than 100 low-carb, high-fat, anti-inflammatory recipes, The Mexican Keto Cookbook provides insight into the history of Mexican cuisine while also adding a flavorful, international flair to the popular keto diet.

In contrast to the typical Mexican American diet--the result of busy schedules, tight budgets, and high-sugar, white flour foods of convenience-- The Mexican Keto Cookbook is packed with authentic, full-flavored, health-conscious recipes designed to burn body fat. It includes the science behind keto, guides you on how to execute the diet effectively, and provides more than 100 amazing recipes. Integrative holistic nutritionist Torie Borrelli tapped into her Mexican heritage to create keto-friendly staples of Mexican cuisine such as Salsa Bandera, Nopales Salad, and Sopa de Albondigas; quick and easy weeknight dinners such as Chicken Tortilla Soup, Goat Cheese Enchiladas, and Spicy Cilantro Chicken Wings; and hearty crowd-pleasers such as Fish Tacos and Turmeric Caper Cauliflower. With this very first low-carb, anti-inflammatory, high-fat Mexican ketogenic cookbook on hand, you can enjoy all the fun and flavor of your favorite Mexican foods while reaping the many health, weight loss, and other benefits keto has to offer.