How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy [EPUB]

How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy [EPUB]
How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy edited by Massimo Pigliucci, Skye Cleary, Daniel Kaufman
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780525566144 | 6.42MB

A collection of essays by fifteen philosophers presenting a thoughtful, introductory guide to choosing a philosophy for living an examined and meaningful life.

Socrates famously said "the unexamined life is not worth living," but what does it mean to truly live philosophically?

This thought-provoking, wide-ranging collection brings together essays by fifteen leading philosophers reflecting on what it means to live according to a philosophy of life. From Eastern philosophies (Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism) and classical Western philosophies (such as Aristotelianism and Stoicism), to the four major religions, as well as contemporary philosophies (such as existentialism and effective altruism), each contributor offers a lively, personal account of how they find meaning in the practice of their chosen philosophical tradition.

Together, the pieces in How to Live a Good Life provide not only a beginner's guide to choosing a life philosophy but also a timely portrait of what it means to live an examined life in the twenty-first century.

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters [EPUB]

You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters [EPUB]
You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250297198 | 1.45MB

When was the last time you listened to someone, or someone really listened to you?

At work, we’re taught to lead the conversation.
On social media, we shape our personal narratives.
At parties, we talk over one another. So do our politicians.
We’re not listening.
And no one is listening to us.

Despite living in a world where technology allows constant digital communication and opportunities to connect, it seems no one is really listening or even knows how. And it’s making us lonelier, more isolated, and less tolerant than ever before. A listener by trade, New York Times contributor Kate Murphy wanted to know how we got here.

In this always illuminating and often humorous deep dive, Murphy explains why we’re not listening, what it’s doing to us, and how we can reverse the trend. She makes accessible the psychology, neuroscience, and sociology of listening while also introducing us to some of the best listeners out there (including a CIA agent, focus group moderator, bartender, radio producer, and top furniture salesman). Equal parts cultural observation, scientific exploration, and rousing call to action that's full of practical advice, You're Not Listening is to listening what Susan Cain's Quiet was to introversion. It’s time to stop talking and start listening.

The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan [EPUB]

The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan [EPUB]
The Art of War: A New Translation by Sun Tzu, translated by Michael Nylan
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781324004899 | 3.78MB

For the first time in any modern language, a female scholar and translator reimagines The Art of War.

Sun Tzu’s ancient book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was first written 2,500 years ago. In a world forever at odds, his rules for anticipating the motivations and strategies of our competitors never cease to inspire leaders of all kinds.

Michael Nylan, in her provocative introduction, sees new and unexpected lessons to be learned from The Art of War―in business ventures, relationships, games of skill, academic careers, and medical practices. Strategy, like conflict, is woven into society’s very roots.

Nylan’s crisp translation “offers a masterly new evaluation of this classic work, which balances the overtly military content with a profound and thought-provoking analysis” (Olivia Milburn). Readers newly engaging with ancient Chinese culture will be inspired by Nylan’s authoritative voice. Informed by years of scholarly study, Nylan is uniquely placed to introduce readers to Sun Tzu’s classic work through her detailed annotations on culture and the intricacies of translating ancient Chinese into modern English. She proves that Sun Tzu is more relevant than ever, helping us navigate the conflicts we know and those we have yet to endure.

The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives [EPUB]

The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives [EPUB]
The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives by Kit Yates
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781982111878 | 7.55MB

A brilliant and entertaining mathematician illuminates seven mathematical principles that shape our lives.

From birthdays to birth rates to how we perceive the passing of time, mathematical patterns shape our lives. But for those of us who left math behind in high school, the numbers and figures hurled at us as we go about our days can sometimes leave us scratching our heads and feeling as if we’re fumbling through a mathematical minefield. In this eye-opening and extraordinarily accessible book, mathemati­cian Kit Yates illuminates hidden principles that can help us understand and navigate the chaotic and often opaque surfaces of our world.

In The Math of Life and Death, Yates takes us on a fascinating tour of everyday situations and grand-scale applications of mathematical concepts, including exponential growth and decay, optimization, statistics and probability, and number systems. Along the way he reveals the mathematical undersides of controversies over DNA testing, medical screening results, and historical events such as the Chernobyl disaster and the Amanda Knox trial. Readers will finish this book with an enlightened perspective on the news, the law, medicine, and history, and will be better equipped to make personal decisions and solve problems with math in mind, whether it’s choosing the shortest checkout line at the grocery store or halting the spread of a deadly disease.

The Body Language of Politics: Decide Who is Lying, Who is Sincere, and How You'll Vote [EPUB]

The Body Language of Politics: Decide Who is Lying, Who is Sincere, and How You'll Vote [EPUB]
The Body Language of Politics: Decide Who is Lying, Who is Sincere, and How You'll Vote by Dr Donna Van Natten
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510751200 | 36.41MB

Learn how to spot the lies and deceptions of our politicians in action.

You can’t turn on the television, check your phone, or scroll through social media without being besieged with political headlines and the "Who’s Who" of today’s news. With so much spoon-fed to us by the media, fake news, and from politicians themselves, it’s time to take the reins and control what you see, feel, and know so you can make informed political choices in our hot, political environment.

In The Body Language of Politics, body language expert Dr. Donna Van Natten provides you with the tools and resources that you need to analyze movements of today's most notable politicians. She looks at some of the looming figures in our political landscape—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others—and analyzes their physical behaviors, breaking down the lies and deceptions embedded in their everyday movements. Further, Dr. Van Natten challenges you to understand your own emotional biases towards certain politicians, and examine how that may skew your read of their body language. Finally, she confronts the gendered stereotypes that we often apply to our nation's leaders, examining how those labels play into our opinions of politicians.

Clear, concise, and filled with expert knowledge, The Body Language of Politics will help you make an informed decision at the voting booth.

Third Eye Meditations: Awaken Your Mind, Spirit, and Intuition [EPUB]

Third Eye Meditations: Awaken Your Mind, Spirit, and Intuition [EPUB]
Third Eye Meditations: Awaken Your Mind, Spirit, and Intuition by Susan Shumsky
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781578636723 | 0.71MB

Open the doorway to infinite consciousness through meditation, visualization, and affirmation.

Meditation has become more popular than ever. Though millions practice it, many are not getting the relaxing, healing, spiritually uplifting experiences or positive effects they desire. Third Eye Meditations is different. It offers effortless, joyful ways to enjoy profoundly uplifting results without previous training, skill, talent, or practice.

What is “guided meditation”? It’s a way to be led step by step, moment by moment, through the process. Just reading the words will take you into deep meditation and awaken higher aspects of your being.

Third Eye Meditations can help you:

  • Open your third eye and supersensory perception.
  • Discover who you really are and fulfill your true purpose.
  • Experience higher states of consciousness.
  • Enjoy deep relaxation and contentment.
  • Improve your relationships, health, and success.
  • Bring greater planetary balance and world peace.

The third eye is the eye of illumination. Practicing the meditations in this book can fill your body, mind, and spirit with light, love, and wisdom. You can ask for and receive divine inspiration, healing, creative ideas, clear intuition, and inner guidance—at will—and you can develop your spiritual self.

The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices [EPUB]

The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices [EPUB]
The Persian War in Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices by William Shepherd
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472808639 | 109.27MB

Weaving together the accounts of the ancient historian Herodotus with other ancient sources, this is the engrossing story of the triumph of Greece over the mighty Persian Empire.

The Persian War is the name generally given to the first two decades of the period of conflict between the Greeks and the Persians that began in 499 BC and ended around 450. The pivotal moment came in 479, when a massive Persian invasion force was defeated and driven out of mainland Greece and Europe, never to return. The victory of a few Greek city-states over the world's first superpower was an extraordinary military feat that secured the future of Western civilization.

All modern accounts of the war as a whole, and of the best-known battles of Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis, depend on the ancient sources, foremost among them Herodotus. Yet although these modern narratives generally include numerous references to the ancient authors, they quote little directly from them.

This is the first book to bring together Herodotus' entire narrative and interweave it with other ancient voices alongside detailed commentary to present and clarify the original texts.

The extracts from other ancient writers add value to Herodotus' narrative in various ways: some offer fresh analysis and credible extra detail; some contradict him interestingly; some provide background illumination; and some add drama and color. All are woven into a compelling narrative tapestry that brings this immense clash of arms vividly to life.

Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way [PDF]

Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way [PDF]
Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course: Learn Computer Programming the Easy Way by DK
2020 | PDF | ISBN: 9781465482211 | 56.61MB

With this visual guide to computer programming for beginners, it has never been easier to learn how to code.

Coding skills are in high demand and the need for programmers is still growing. Covering three of the most popular languages for new coders, this book uses a graphic method to break complex subjects into user-friendly chunks, bringing essential skills within easy reach. Each chapter contains tutorials on practical projects designed to teach you the main applications of each language, such as building websites, creating games, and designing apps. The book also looks at many of the main coding languages that are out there, outlining the key applications of each language, so you can choose the right language for you.

You'll learn to think like a programmer by breaking a problem down into parts, before turning those parts into lines of code. Short, easy-to-follow steps then show you, piece by piece, how to build a complete program. There are challenges for you to tackle to build your confidence before moving on.

Written by a team of expert coders and coding teachers, Beginner's Step-by-Step Coding Course is the ideal way to get to set you on the road to code.

The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory [EPUB]

The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory [EPUB]
The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory by Andrew J Bacevich
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250175083 | 1.94MB

A thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power.

When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world’s “indispensable nation,” its “sole superpower,” the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable.

In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom.

In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion. Writing with his usual eloquence and vast knowledge, he explains how, within a quarter of a century, the United States ended up with gaping inequality, permanent war, moral confusion, and an increasingly angry and alienated population, as well, of course, as the strangest president in American history.

Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity [EPUB]

Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity [EPUB]
Language in Our Brain: The Origins of a Uniquely Human Capacity by Angela D Friederici
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780262036924 | 5.97MB

A comprehensive account of the neurobiological basis of language, arguing that species-specific brain differences may be at the root of the human capacity for language.

Language makes us human. It is an intrinsic part of us, although we seldom think about it. Language is also an extremely complex entity with subcomponents responsible for its phonological, syntactic, and semantic aspects. In this landmark work, Angela Friederici offers a comprehensive account of these subcomponents and how they are integrated. Tracing the neurobiological basis of language across brain regions in humans and other primate species, she argues that species-specific brain differences may be at the root of the human capacity for language.

Friederici shows which brain regions support the different language processes and, more important, how these brain regions are connected structurally and functionally to make language processes that take place in milliseconds possible. She finds that one particular brain structure (a white matter dorsal tract), connecting syntax-relevant brain regions, is present only in the mature human brain and only weakly present in other primate brains. Is this the “missing link” that explains humans' capacity for language?

Friederici describes the basic language functions and their brain basis; the language networks connecting different language-related brain regions; the brain basis of language acquisition during early childhood and when learning a second language, proposing a neurocognitive model of the ontogeny of language; and the evolution of language and underlying neural constraints. She finds that it is the information exchange between the relevant brain regions, supported by the white matter tract, that is the crucial factor in both language development and evolution.

Camgirl: A Memoir [EPUB]

Camgirl: A Memoir [EPUB]
Camgirl: A Memoir by Isa Mazzei
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781644280355 | 0.84MB

From the “former sex worker taking Hollywood by storm” (The Daily Beast), comes a candid and hilarious memoir of sex work, shame, and self-discovery set in the colorful world of live-streaming camgirls.

At twenty-three, Isa Mazzei was just like any other college graduate: broke, lacking purpose, and searching for an identity. She was also a compulsive seductress with a reputation as a slut and heartbreaker. One day, while working a low-paying retail job, she had a revelation: why not embrace her salacious image and make some money off of it?

She began stripping, dancing, masturbating, playing games, making art––and broadcasting it all online for money as a camgirl. In her first month, she racked up hundreds of nightly viewers, and within a year she ranked in the top fifty girls on a site featuring tens of thousands of performers. Over the course of her career, Isa built her own business, explored BDSM, attended a porn convention, slept with a fan, and pushed herself further than she thought possible. And yet, despite her success, she struggled to fit into the community she so desperately wanted to belong to.

Camgirl is a relatable look at confronting our past traumas and accepting ourselves for who we are. It masterfully explores the complexities of digital life, sexuality and the tensions between our private and public selves. Mazzei’s biting humor and raw vulnerability ensure you’ll never think about sex work―or sex―the same way again.

Melatonin: The Natural Supplement for Better Sleep [EPUB]

Melatonin: The Natural Supplement for Better Sleep [EPUB]
Melatonin: The Natural Supplement for Better Sleep (Ritual Wellness) by Locke Hughes
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781454937661 | 12.94MB

Sleep is one of the most important factors in good health—and this guide to melatonin gives you an all-natural way to get that much-needed rest.

With our hectic everyday schedules, increasing anxiety, and addiction to disruptive phone and computer screens, getting the necessary shuteye can be a challenge. And when we don’t, we suffer the consequences, from weight gain to grumpiness. For the many people seeking a simple, natural sleep aid, melatonin has come to the rescue. Melatonin takes a deep dive into the workings of this essential hormone, which regulates sleep and the body’s circadian rhythm. Learn about its effects on the body, how to harness its benefits, and how to take supplements safely. Twenty recipes for snacks and elixirs containing foods that encourage the body to produce melatonin, along with a section featuring 30 ideas for calming bedtime rituals and routines, offer the guidance you’ll need to finally catch some zzz’s.

Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries [EPUB]

Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries [EPUB]
Raiders from New France: North American Forest Warfare Tactics, 17th–18th Centuries (Elite) by René Chartrand
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472833501 | 21.5 MB

Supported by full-color illustrations, this study explores in startling new detail the “musket and tomahawk” forest warfare by which the French colonists and their allies battled to ensure the survival of “New France.”

Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a “level playing field," French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit. The subsequent survival of “New France” can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with indigenous tribes and Canadian settlers. The groundbreaking new research explored in this study indicates that, far from the opportunism these raids seemed to represent, they were in fact the result of a deliberate plan to overcome numerical weakness by exploiting the potential of mixed parties of French soldiers, Canadian backwoodsmen, and allied indigenous warriors.

Supported by contemporary accounts from period documents and newly explored historical records, this study explores the “hit-and-run” raids which kept New Englanders tied to a defensive position and ensured the continued existence of the French colonies until their eventual cession in 1763.

Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II [EPUB]

Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II [EPUB]
Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II by Ian Gardner
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781472837387 | 160.4MB

This gripping, fully illustrated title follows the story of the men of 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the comrades of the "Band of Brothers," from their formation to their involvement in the D-Day landings, their part in the bitter fighting to hold Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and finally their occupation of Berchtesgaden, Hitler's mountain retreat.

Following on from the success of Ian Gardner's critically acclaimed trilogy on the exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in World War II, Sent by the Iron Sky tells their exhilarating story for a new readership. From the moment they entered the war in June, 1944, the men of 3rd Battalion were faced with brutal fighting against horrendous odds. Later in the year, nearly five months in combat with no relief led to heavy losses which reduced them to the size of a company. Their heroic defense of Bastogne saw their division awarded a Unit Citation, a first in the history of the US armed forces, and they subsequently fought on across Europe, finishing the war occupying Hitler's mountain retreat of Berchtesgaden.

Drawing on years of research and interviews with veterans of some of the toughest battles of World War II, together with full-color maps and over 200 images, Ian Gardner brings to life some of the most bitter fighting of the war in Europe, laying bare the horrors of war, the deprivations of day-to-day living, and the chaos of the front line. Additional material includes a chapter on the fate of the men captured in Normandy and a foreword by Lee Wolverton, the grandson of the commander of 3rd Battalion, Col Robert Wolverton.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation [EPUB]

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation [EPUB]
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation edited by Peter Marshall
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780199595488 | 19.37MB

The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God's will was to be "saved".

However, these debates did not remain confined to a narrow sphere of theology. They came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic developments; relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life. They were also the stimulus for Christianity's transformation into a truly global religion, as agents of the Roman Catholic Church sought to compensate for losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas.

Covering both Protestant and Catholic reform movements, in Europe and across the wider world, this beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of the Reformation from its immediate, explosive beginnings, through to its profound longer-term consequences and legacy for the modern world. The story is not one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over ignorance. Rather, it tells how a multitude of rival groups and individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of "reform". And how, in spite of themselves, they laid the foundations for the plural and conflicted world we now inhabit.

Structural Energetics in Zero Balancing Bodywork [EPUB]

Structural Energetics in Zero Balancing Bodywork [EPUB]
Structural Energetics in Zero Balancing Bodywork by Alan Hext
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781848193758 | 1.16MB

Written by a well-established teacher of the practice, this guide to the mind-body therapy Zero Balancing is aimed at bodyworkers and all complementary medicine practitioners who work with qi. Zero Balancing uses hands-on conscious touch to address the relationship between energy and the structures of the body and clears blocks in energy flow to allow greater postural alignment and vitality. Rooting the esoteric aspects of qi and energy in a practical bodywork approach, the book is essential reading for any practitioner wishing to develop their awareness skills and access the world of energy medicine.

The Plan Buy Cook Book: Plan Once, Eat Well All Week [EPUB]

The Plan Buy Cook Book: Plan Once, Eat Well All Week [EPUB]
The Plan Buy Cook Book: Plan Once, Eat Well All Week by Jan Petrovic
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781743795644 | 41.82MB

Are you always making frantic (and expensive) evening supermarket trips? Do you constantly seem to have a fridge full of food but nothing to cook? Do you feel like you're serving up the same old meals every week?

  • The Plan Buy Cook Book is your guide to beating the daily dinner grind while saving time, money, food waste - and your sanity.
  • PLAN with the 4+2+1 formula (which will cut your weekly cooking time in half), along with seasonal meal-plan suggestions and handy tips on how to store food.
  • BUY with a guide to pantry and fridge essentials, how to shop and save, and eliminating food waste.
  • COOK with more than 80 simple, healthy and delicious recipes that even fussy eaters will love, from fast pad Thai to eat-and-freeze tagines, fresh BBQ salads and speedy sides.

Lose the five o'clock panic and set up for a lifetime of good food habits with The Plan Buy Cook Book.

The Fit Vegan: Fuel Your Fitness with a Plant-Based Lifestyle [EPUB]

The Fit Vegan: Fuel Your Fitness with a Plant-Based Lifestyle [EPUB]
The Fit Vegan: Fuel Your Fitness with a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Edric Kennedy-Macfoy
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781401960391 | 4.17MB

This is a guide for all fitness enthusiasts wanting to make the switch to a vegan diet without compromising on muscle gains or performance--and for all vegans who want to improve their fitness.

Are you a fitness enthusiast curious about veganism but worried about where you'll get your protein from? Or maybe you're already vegan and loving it, but wondering how you can improve your fitness? When ex-London firefighter and fitness coach Edric Kennedy-Macfoy decided to go vegan, he endured many jokes and taunts from his colleagues, who did not believe that he would be able to remain fit enough for his job on a plant-based diet. But Edric proved them wrong and is now healthier and fitter than ever.

In The Fit Vegan, Edric shares what made him choose veganism for his own health and for the welfare of animals, as well as revealing his secrets to staying in the best shape of his life without consuming any animal products. The book arms you with everything you need to know about plant-based nutrition, and includes delicious recipes that are super easy to replicate at home. Edric also includes a 12-week fitness program and shares inspiring examples of vegan athletes who are at the top of their game, including champion tennis player Venus Williams and five-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton.

This book is your all-encompassing "vegan fitness bible." Written as the guide Edric wishes he had through times of confusion and doubt, it will show you how it is possible to make the transition to veganism while experiencing energy, health, and unprecedented fitness levels--as well as taking care of the planet!

The Rubber Stamper's Bible [EPUB]

The Rubber Stamper's Bible [EPUB]
The Rubber Stamper's Bible by Francoise Read
2005 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780715318508 | 9.32 MB

The ultimate rubber stamping workshop at your fingertips—with nineteen innovative projects, boundless inspiration, and sound how-to advice.

Rubber stampers of all abilities will find themselves turning to The Rubber Stamper’s Bible time and time again for essential how-to advice, design tips, projects to make, and inspiration that will take their creations to new levels.

Talented crafter Francoise Read takes the reader from the must-know basics of tools, materials, and key rubber stamping techniques to her design and layout secrets. Finally, she provides nineteen technique-led projects—with new and unusual methods beginners and intermediate crafters will love, as well as a creative level that will inspire and challenge even the most experienced rubber stampers.

Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet [EPUB]

Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet [EPUB]
Health in the Anthropocene: Living Well on a Finite Planet edited by Katharine Zywert, Stephen Quilley
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781487506162 | 4.64MB

Adding to a growing body of knowledge about how the social-ecological dynamics of the Anthropocene affect human health, this collection presents strategies that both address core challenges, including climate change, stagnating economic growth, and rising socio-political instability, and offers novel frameworks for living well on a finite planet.

Rather than directing readers to more sustainable ways to structure health systems, Health in the Anthropocene navigates the transition toward social-ecological systems that can support long-term human and environmental health, which requires broad shifts in thought and action, not only in formal health-related fields, but in our economic models, agriculture and food systems, ontologies, and ethics.

Arguing that population health will largely be decided at the intersection of experimental social innovations and appropriate technologies, this volume calls readers to turn their attention toward social movements, practices, and ways of living that build resilience for an era of systemic change. Drawing on diverse disciplines and methodologies from fields including anthropology, ecological economics, sociology, and public health, Health in the Anthropocene maps out alternative pathways that have the potential to sustain human wellbeing and ecological integrity over the long term.

How to Grow Marijuana: The Easiest Guide to Growing Weed [EPUB]

How to Grow Marijuana: The Easiest Guide to Growing Weed [EPUB]
How to Grow Marijuana: The Easiest Guide to Growing Weed by Murph Wolfson
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781507212585 | 8.1MB

Grow your own marijuana at home with this straightforward, easy-to-understand guide to get you out of the weeds so you can get down to growing ganja—no green thumb required!

Have fun and save money with this stone-cold, simple guide for growing marijuana at home! How to Grow Marijuana is your quick-start, blunt, and practical handbook to planting, growing, and harvesting marijuana (both indoors and out). With expert advice from master gardener Murph Wolfson, clear step-by-step instructions, and helpful tips, your cannabis garden will grow in no time!

Taking you through each step of the gardening process, How to Grow Marijuana is the one-stop manual for starting and nurturing a healthy weed garden. From instructions for casual gardeners on where and how to plant to improving your yield to harvesting and curing your bounty, this book is the easiest guide to growing weed at home.

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year's Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food [EPUB]

The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year's Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food [EPUB]
The Family Garden Plan: Grow a Year's Worth of Sustainable and Healthy Food by Melissa K Norris
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780736977616 | 143.82MB

Live a Bountiful Life

Do something good for your family by learning how to plant a garden that will yield healthy, wholesome food throughout the year.

Melissa K. Norris, fifth generation homesteader and host of the popular Pioneering Today podcast, will walk you through each step of the process, from planning your food crops and garden space to harvesting and preserving the food you grow. Even intermediate to experienced gardeners will discover dozens of new ideas.

More than just practical advice, you’ll learn how gardening can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and give you a sense of accomplishment, peace of mind, and overall joy.

Make the Family Garden Plan your “grow-to” guide for good eating and greater well-being for you and your loved ones.

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America [EPUB]

Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America [EPUB]
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor
2020 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781419738173 | 51.83MB

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.