Censored 2019: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2017-2018 [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:55
2018 | EPUB | 18.89MB
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE STORIES PRESENTED IN CENSORED 2019:
- “Open-Source” Intelligence Secrets Sold to Highest Bidders
- ICE Intends to Destroy Records of Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants
- Indigenous Communities around World Helping to Win Legal Rights of Nature
- FBI Racially Profiling “Black Identity Extremists”
- The Limits of Negative News and Importance of Constructive Media
DID YOU KNOW THAT SINCE 1998 THE US GOVERNMENT SPENT $21 TRILLION IT CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR? Or that Internet co-ops are mobilizing poor communities to resist net neutrality rollbacks? How about the health risks of wireless tech that cell phone companies have covered up, or the opiate crisis that Big Pharma knowingly unleashed?
Haven’t heard the news? Neither did the rest of the world. That’s because these and countless other news items are suppressed or ignored by our nation’s “free press” every day. For the past forty-three years, Project Censored has been unearthing the buried stories that corporate media deem unfit to print—and debunking the “fake news” governments and corporations use to consolidate their power—to promote well-informed citizen action and critical media literacy.
This year’s Project Censored yearbook features:
- “Vetting Free Speech” by Sally Gimson, Layli Foroudi, and Sean Gallagher
- “#TimesUp: Breaking the Barriers of Sexual Harassment in Corporate Media for You and #MeToo” by Julie Frechette
- “Data Activism through Community Mapping and Data Visualization” by Dorothy Kidd
- “How Mainstream Media Evolved into Corporate Media” by Peter Phillips
- “Campus–Newsroom Collaborations” by Patricia W. Elliott
- “The Public and Its Problems” by Susan Maret
Plus Junk Food News, News Abuse, and Media Democracy in Action.
In a time of decline in the rule of law and democratic safeguards, Project Censored offers a constructive alternative to the “fake news” blues, holding the corporate media to account for its negative bias, propaganda for wealth and power, and outright censorship.
The Soccer Book, 4th Edition [PDF]
06 November 2018, 23:54
2018 | PDF | 92.91MB
The ultimate visual guide to the world's greatest sport
Discover the world's best teams and biggest competitions with the ultimate visual guide to soccer, fully updated for the 2018 World Cup. Whether you are an active player, a lifelong supporter, or an armchair soccer manager, this book illustrates every aspect of the most popular sport in the world. From the history of soccer to the most recent tournaments, The Soccer Book reveals the story behind the game.
Eye-catching step-by-step Illustrations and jargon free text explore the roles of players, equipment, team formations, strategies, and individual skills, while maps, quotes, and statistics give you all of the key facts on national teams, famous club sides, and iconic players, as well as the greatest competitions around the world.
Crafty Science: More than 20 Sensational STEAM Projects to Create at Home [PDF]
06 November 2018, 23:53
2018 | PDF | 24.28MB
Little crafters will become little scientists as they explore, experiment, make, and create their way through every STEAM project.
This hands-on crafty science book introduces inquisitive children to the wonders of science through craft projects with everyday objects. Award winning author Jane Bull combines arts, craft, and cooking activities with gentle scientific learning, showing children that science, technology, engineering, art, and maths are all around us - and in everything we make and do! Crafty Science contains more than 20 fun-filled projects, each accompanied by a 'What's the science?' section explaining how it works. Children can learn how to make a toy raft and discover what makes their boat float, or how to create an ice sculpture and learn about the changing states of solids and liquids.
With Crafty Science, difficult concepts like buoyancy, gravity, and aerodynamics become meaningful and accessible to young children through play. They'll discover the world around them like they have never seen it before!
Home Robotics: Maker-Inspired Projects For Building Your Own Robots [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:46
2018 | EPUB | 34.59MB
Learn to make your own robots with this accessible, illustrated guide for robotics enthusiasts, featuring 13 unique robotics projects suitable for beginner to intermediate level. You’ve seen the sci-fi movies and dreamed of creating your very own robot. Now learn to build machines with your own hands that will move or perform tasks at your command.
Featuring brand-new projects and specially commissioned photography, this book uses easily sourced components to teach you simple electronics and programming. Learn to design and build your very own custom-made creations that can walk, draw or even guard your home.
Start with a space-age butterfly that skips along on its own or a robot that creates psychedelic patterns of amazing variety, then discover how to create a catapult bot that activates when movement is detected or construct an intelligent, all-terrain rover vehicle – the possibilities are endless.
How to Tie a Headscarf: 30 Simple, Modern Styles [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:45
2018 | EPUB | 42.45MB
The headscarf is the ultimate accessory. It’s both functional and chic, and can completely transform your look, whether through a pop of color, a bold pattern, or a beautiful knot. How to Tie a Headscarf—the next illustrated gift book in the successful How-to series—features 30 stylish ways to wear a headscarf. With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs, the book shows you just how versatile the headscarf is for any hair style or texture.
The designs range from vintage-inspired to contemporary, and include the Knotted Wrap, Ribbon Braid, Forties Wrap, Boho Twist, Vacation Headcover, Statement Chignon, Parisian Twist, and more. Headscarves are an effortless way to update your style, and this book will give you plenty of ideas for everyday looks, holidays, festivals, and even bad hair days.
Low Carb On The Go: More Than 80 Fast, Healthy Recipes - Anytime, Anywhere [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:44
2018 | EPUB | 68.24MB
More than 80 fast, healthy low-carbohydrate recipes for meals and snacks you can eat anywhere, anytime.
Low-carb eating is a sustainable lifestyle choice for people who want to lose weight, stabilize blood sugar, or simply avoid the afternoon carb coma. Fitting a low-carbohydrate diet into your busy day is easy with more than 80 meal and snack recipes bursting with modern, vegetable- and protein-packed ideas such as Chia Seed and Turmeric Pudding, Coconut and Vanilla Energy Balls, and Chicken Teriyaki with Cauliflower Rice. Discover tips and tricks for healthy meal prep, and the best way to store and transport your low-carb lunch to keep it looking and tasting fresh. Each recipe contains nutritional information, including the all-important carb count, as well as a handy guide to prep time and equipment you'll need. With Low Carb on the Go, you can plan your low-carb diet and stick to it with more than 80 delicious, healthy meals and snacks for anytime, anywhere.
In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:43
2018 | EPUB | 46.6MB
Long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. An Amazon Best Book of November, the Guardian Bookshop Book of November, and one of the Evening Standard's Books to Read in November
"Colvin never slowed down long enough to write a memoir. Now, thanks to Hilsum’s deeply reported and passionately written book, she has the full accounting that she deserves." --Joshua Hammer, The New York Times
The devastating biography of Marie Colvin, the foremost war reporter of her generation, who was killed in Syria in 2012
When Marie Colvin was killed in an artillery attack in Homs, Syria, in 2012, at age fifty-six, the world lost a fearless and iconoclastic war correspondent who covered the most significant global calamities of her lifetime. In Extremis, written by her fellow reporter Lindsey Hilsum, is a thrilling investigation into Colvin’s epic life and tragic death based on exclusive access to her intimate diaries from age thirteen to her death, interviews with people from every corner of her life, and impeccable research.
After growing up in a middle-class Catholic family on Long Island, Colvin studied with the legendary journalist John Hersey at Yale, and eventually started working for The Sunday Times of London, where she gained a reputation for bravery and compassion as she told the stories of victims of the major conflicts of our time. She lost sight in one eye while in Sri Lanka covering the civil war, interviewed Gaddafi and Arafat many times, and repeatedly risked her life covering conflicts in Chechnya, East Timor, Kosovo, and the Middle East. Colvin lived her personal life in extremis, too: bold, driven, and complex, she was married twice, took many lovers, drank and smoked, and rejected society’s expectations for women. Despite PTSD, she refused to give up reporting. Like her hero Martha Gellhorn, Colvin was committed to bearing witness to the horrifying truths of war, and to shining a light on the profound suffering of ordinary people caught in the midst of conflict.
Lindsey Hilsum’s In Extremis is a devastating and revelatory biography of one of the greatest war correspondents of her generation.
Churchill: Walking with Destiny [EPUB]
06 November 2018, 23:42
2018 | EPUB | 70.13MB
In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood--by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War
When we seek an example of great leaders with unalloyed courage, the person who comes to mind is Winston Churchill: the iconic, visionary war leader immune from the consensus of the day, who stood firmly for his beliefs when everyone doubted him. But how did young Winston become Churchill? What gave him the strength to take on the superior force of Nazi Germany when bombs rained on London and so many others had caved? In Churchill, Andrew Roberts gives readers the full and definitive Winston Churchill, from birth to lasting legacy, as personally revealing as it is compulsively readable.
Roberts gained exclusive access to extensive new material: transcripts of War Cabinet meetings, diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs from Churchill's contemporaries. The Royal Family permitted Roberts--in a first for a Churchill biographer--to read the detailed notes taken by King George VI in his diary after his weekly meetings with Churchill during World War II. This treasure trove of access allows Roberts to understand the man in revelatory new ways, and to identify the hidden forces fueling Churchill's legendary drive.
We think of Churchill as a hero who saved civilization from the evils of Nazism and warned of the grave crimes of Soviet communism, but Roberts's masterwork reveals that he has as much to teach us about the challenges leaders face today--and the fundamental values of courage, tenacity, leadership and moral conviction.