Sh*t Towns of Australia [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 20:40
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781988547244 | 65.21MB
From dusty desert sh*tholes to free-range bogan breeding grounds, to the bin-chicken playgrounds of our megacities, Sh*t Towns of Australia is a guide to the concrete, fibro and methamphetamine wastelands that we like to call home.
From Coober Pedy to Canberra, from Ballarat to Broken Hill, from Logan to Launceston, Sh*t Towns takes us through the veritable f*ck-tonne of crappy towns and cities that make up the 'Lucky Country' - profiling all the best places not to visit or, heaven forbid, live.
The sixty towns and cities reviewed in this volume have been carefully selected using an exacting set of scientific criteria developed at the prestigious University of Nimbin, combined with extensive field research, a desire to offend, and where possible a sense of humour.
China and the West: The Munk Debates [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 20:04
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781487007188 | 1.12MB
Increasingly in the West, China is being characterized as a threat to the liberal international order, one that must be overcome through economic, political, technological, and even military means. For those who believe that the policies of the Chinese Communist Party pose a threat to free and open societies, the U.S. and like-minded nations must band together to preserve a rules-based international order. For others, this approach spells disaster; it ignores the history and dynamics propelling China’s rise to superpower status. Rather than threatening the post-war order, China is its best, and maybe only, guarantor in an era of declining U.S. leadership, increased regional instability, and slowing global growth.
The twenty-fourth semi-annual Munk Debate, held on May 9, 2019, pits former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs H. R. McMaster and director for Chinese strategy at the D.C.-based Hudson Institute think tank Michael Pillsbury against former President of the United Nations Security Council Kishore Mahbubani and president of one of China’s top independent think tanks, the Center for China Globalization, Huiyao Wang to debate the threat of China to the liberal international order.
From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 20:03
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316417235 | 21.69MB
The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad-while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat
They thought they had found a safe haven in the green hills of England. They were wrong. One by one, the Russian oligarchs, dissidents, and gangsters who fled to Britain after Vladimir Putin came to power dropped dead in strange or suspicious circumstances. One by one, their British lawyers and fixers met similarly grisly ends. Yet, one by one, the British authorities shut down every investigation-and carried on courting the Kremlin.
The spies in the riverside headquarters of MI6 looked on with horror as the scope of the Kremlin's global killing campaign became all too clear. And, across the Atlantic, American intelligence officials watched with mounting alarm as the bodies piled up, concerned that the tide of death could spread to the United States. Those fears intensified when a one-time Kremlin henchman was found bludgeoned to death in a Washington, D.C. penthouse. But it wasn't until Putin's assassins unleashed a deadly chemical weapon on the streets of Britain, endangering hundreds of members of the public in a failed attempt to slay the double agent Sergei Skripal, that Western governments were finally forced to admit that the killing had spun out of control.
Unflinchingly documenting the growing web of death on British and American soil, Heidi Blake bravely exposes the Kremlin's assassination campaign as part of Putin's ruthless pursuit of global dominance-and reveals why Western governments have failed to stop the bloodshed. The unforgettable story that emerges whisks us from London's high-end night clubs to Miami's million-dollar hideouts, ultimately rendering a bone-chilling portrait of money, betrayal, and murder, written with the pace and propulsive power of a thriller.
Based on a vast trove of unpublished documents, bags of discarded police evidence, and interviews with hundreds of insiders, this heart-stopping international investigation uncovers one of the most important- and terrifying-geopolitical stories of our time.
The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals, and Create Your Own Success [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 20:01
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260456806 | 5.22MB
From concept to reality in just 90 Days―The Big Stretch is a proven program for making your personal and professional dreams come true
The Big Stretch delivers a four-tiered self-evaluation and empowerment program for jumpstarting a new business, new career, or new idea―and maintaining high levels of success long-term.
One of today’s most effective coaches for entrepreneurs, Teneshia Jackson Warner walks you through a “career workout” routine designed to move you from idea to goal. First, you’ll learn what type of dreamer you are: Hobby, Career, Make-It-Happen, Activist, or CEO. Based on that, you will discover your Dreamer's Risk Tolerance and understand your Dreamer's Ancestry to help gauge how much time, support, and resources you can apply toward your Stretch goal. You’ll then create a One-Year Dream Projection to develop clear, realistic goals. Finally, you’ll begin your 90-Day STRETCH program involving weekly exercises to build and strengthen your “business physique.”
Whether you want to escape the grind of a 9-to-5 job, improve an existing business, or simply get your dreams off the ground, The Big Stretch provides the knowledge and insight you need to turn your ideas into reality.
Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch: Quick & Easy Batch Cooking Techniques and Recipes That Save You Time and Money [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 20:00
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781624142048 | 33.34MB
A Better Way to Cook Ahead
Families are busier now more than ever, and nobody understands that better than busy mom and food blogger Alea Milham. With Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch, she brings a unique batch cooking concept that will streamline weeknight family meals like never before. She shows you how to use simple prep-ahead techniques to stock your refrigerator with precooked ingredients that can be combined with fresh produce to easily create wholesome meals. Leave prepackaged foods and take-out behind as you learn the many easy ways to cook ahead from scratch to save time and money during the busy week.
Alea breaks down the classics into convenient weeknight dinners using fewer ingredients and smarter techniques. Batch-cooked chicken and homemade spaghetti sauce are combined to create a hearty Chicken Parmesan Pasta Bake that comes together quickly. Batch-cooked beef strips and precooked peppers and onions are used to make Philly Cheesesteak Quesadillas. Batch-cooked meatballs are coated in a Mongolian Beef sauce and served over precooked rice for a delicious dinner in minutes.
Learn multiple methods for batch cooking your favorite meats, beans and rice to use in simple-to-assemble recipes your whole family will enjoy. By prepping ahead, dinner was never so easy!
The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils: Recipes Using Coconut Oil and Other Unprocessed and Unrefined Oils [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:59
2015 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781624141485 | 69.1MB
Wondering the Best Uses For Coconut, Flaxseed or Walnut Oil?
With the rise of delicious and beneficial unprocessed oils such as coconut oil, avocado oil, flaxseed oil and more, unhealthy refined oils are a thing of the past. Still, with so many fresh oils on grocery store shelves, you might be wondering how to choose and use them. That's where The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils comes in.
This gluten-free and Paleo-friendly collection of over 85 recipes showcases the different attributes of each oil's distinct flavor, ideal cooking temperature and beneficial nutrients. You'll be able to create delicious and healthy meals, snacks and desserts, such as Brazil Nut Pesto Chicken with Toasted Wild Rice and Coconut (featuring coconut oil), Roasted Peppers, Olives, Lamb and Mixed Greens (featuring almond oil), and Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Scandinavian Beet, Carrot and Apple Slaw (featuring flaxseed oil).
If you want to know how to incorporate healthy unprocessed oils into your daily meals, The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils has all of the answers and recipes you need.
Healthy Cocktails: Easy & Fun Recipes for All-Natural, Low-Sugar, Low-Alcohol Drinks [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:57
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510744943 | 34.71MB
50 Better-for-You Boozy Beverages to Shake Up Your Happy Hour!
This photo-filled recipe book takes the guilt out of happy hour!
These genuinely tasty cocktails use minimal added sugar, all-natural ingredients, and a mix of liquor and low-alcohol spirits to make drinking feel like the easiest diet to maintain.
Most of the fifty recipes (and bonus recipes) contain five ingredients or less, most requiring fewer than three steps, so you'll be able to make most of these drinks quickly and with little effort.
Recipes range from reinterpreted classics, like the Old Fashioned, to millennial favorites like green juice spritzers, using vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, rye, scotch, tequila, and mezcal. Other recipes include:
- Raspberry Sour
- Spicy Bee’s Knees
- Coconut Water Colada
- Blackberry Smash
- Sugar-Free Paloma
- Taste of the Tropics
- Eat Your Peas
- Gotham Sunset
- Ramos Gin Fizz
- The Green Hour
- Mint Julep
- And more!
With a mix of cocktails for all occasions, from drinking al fresco to a warm night cap, Healthy Cocktails is perfect year-round, day or night, and will surely shake up your happy hour!
How to Cook Anything in Your Dutch Oven: Classic American Comfort Foods and New Global Favorites [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:56
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781510751149 | 131.04MB
This bestselling author team is back with mouthwatering and innovative one-pot wonders!
The Dutch oven may well be the perfect cooking vessel—its heavy bottom and tall sides make it ideal for everything from braising and stewing to simmering and casseroles. Soups and roasting cry out for the even, universal heat. Most warming, comforting dishes reserve the Dutch oven as a savior, and these award-winning authors are here to show you how it’s done.
In How to Cook Anything in Your Dutch Oven, you'll find recipes like:
- Vampire-proof meatballs
- Islander sweet and sour beef ribs
- Lamb vindaloo
- One-pot ramen
- Giant maqlubah eggplant casserole
- Grown-up mac and cheese
- Choco-bacon Bundt cake
- And way more!
In these pages exist everything from chicken soup and gumbo to mac and cheese and brownies. The dish names and ideas may be familiar, but the techniques and results will make you a Dutch oven devotee. And the flavor combinations and unique applications will also make you the star of any upcoming neighborhood potluck, to boot.
The Divine Science: Eternal Techniques of Authentic Mysticism, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:55
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781934206409 | 4.4MB
For thousands of years, the great spiritual adepts from all corners of the globe have guarded the secret teachings of the divine science, the systematic and exact process that awakens the mystical capabilities of the human soul. Now, anyone can receive these teachings, and cultivate the high spiritual levels needed in order to bring humanity out of suffering.
Samael Aun Weor wrote three important books about the power of sacred words, and how spiritual aspirants use prayer and mantra to awaken consciousness and benefit humanity. All three are included in this book.
Logos Mantra Theurgy: This is probably the most densely packed book of spiritual exercises on the planet. Includes hundreds of techniques, such mantras for protection, awakening chakras, astral projection, healing, and much, much more. Best of all: they work.
Esoteric Treatise of Theurgy: Samael Aun Weor reports his findings after an extensive investigation in the internal worlds regarding the ancient "Conjuration of Solomon,” from which we learn about the types of awakened beings in the internal worlds, and how to work with them safely.
The Seven Words: Explains many details about the development of the Astral Body, and how by means of the Eucharist (Unction) anyone can receive help from the root energy of spiritual awakening.
Shedonism: 101 Excuses to Escape to Your Shed [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:54
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781529104882 | 92.29MB
Find yourself, in your shed.
Turn your she-shed or man cave into your own private escape with 101 simple, practical ideas.
Take some well-deserved alone time and learn to preserve lemons and chillies, whittle a butter knife, tie your own fishing flies, keep chickens, plant a roof garden or make a camera obscura.
Why not transform your shed itself? This book is full of inspiration for anyone who has dreamed of having an observatory, a sauna, a pub – or just a bit of peace and quiet at the bottom of the garden.
The perfect gift for anyone who would rather be in their shed.
Mastering Kilns and Firing: Raku, Pit and Barrel, Wood Firing, and More [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:53
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780760364888 | 43.2MB
Learn the key techniques, tips, and tricks for pit, barrel, raku, and wood firing.
Fall in love with flames, wood, and the effect that unique firing methods have on pottery. Move beyond the electric kiln and explore the dramatic surfaces of raku, the flashes of salt firing, and the rustic look of ash rivulets. In this book, Lindsay Oesterritter provides a crash course in the most accessible methods of alternative firing.
Raku firing requires minimal equipment and can easily be fueled with a standard propane tank. Likewise, pit and barrel firing do not require much in the way of initial investment. Yet all these techniques provide an immediate glimpse into the magic of firing. Bright reds and blues, dramatic black and white crackle, even metallic luster are instantly possible. For more experienced potters and studios looking to offer more, Oesterritter also explores wood-fired kilns. Drawing on years of experience and extensive interviews with fellow wood-fire potters, there is no comparable resource on the market.
Features on top potters working today get to the heart of specialty techniques and asides show firing variations and traditional kilns in different cultures around the world. A gallery of showstopping work from a diverse group of artists round out the package and inspire you to get started.
The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:52
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780141990880 | 9.75MB
David Gilmour's superb biography of Rudyard Kipling is the first to show how the life and work of the great writer mirrored the trajectory of the British Empire, from its zenith to its final decades. His famous poem 'Recessional' celebrated Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but his last poems warned of the dangers of Nazism, and in those intervening years Kipling, himself an icon of the Empire, was transformed from an apostle of success to a prophet of national decline. As Gilmour makes clear, Kipling's mysterious stories and poetry deeply influenced the way his readers saw both themselves and the British Empire, and they continue to challenge us today.
Curzon: Imperial Statesman [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 19:47
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780141990866 | 12.87MB
George Nathaniel Curzon's controversial life in public service stretched from the high noon of the British Empire to the traumatized years following the First World War. As Viceroy of India under Queen Victoria and Foreign Secretary under George V, the obsessive Lord Curzon left his unmistakable mark on the era. David Gilmour's lucid and elegant biography is a brilliant assessment of Curzon's character and achievements, offering a rich and dramatic account of the infamous vendettas, the turbulent friendships, and the passionate, reckless love affairs that complicated and enriched his life.
Textbook of Wisdom: Shortcuts to Becoming Wiser Than Your Years [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:58
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781785041921 | 5.67MB
Wisdom comes with living a long life, full of rich experiences and can’t be learnt, right? Wrong. In Textbook of Wisdom, author Edward De Bono explains how you do not have to have lived forever to benefit from the experience of those who have. Full of thinking tools, guidelines, and principles, this "textbook" encourages the use of values and emotions to guide you through life without allowing them to enslave you. Split into short, digestible sections, perfect for grazing rather than devouring, Textbook of Wisdom is perfectly designed so you can return again and again, mining for wise words to carry through life that will open your mind to creativity and new possibilities.
Rally: 19 Business Strategies You’ve Never Heard Of [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:57
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781695837164 | 6.12MB
THIS BOOK WILL SHOW you dozens of tips, techniques, and strategies that can be implemented to grow your business. The motto of our 25-year-old consulting company is:“We can grow ANY business, in ANY industry, at ANY time.”At times, you will note this book is written in the singular, usually in dialogue, for the ease of reading and writing. However, the opinions and advice shared in this book are the voice of both co-authors and their companies. There’s no theory in the following pages. All chapters are based on case study evidentiary information. We describe only methodologies and modalities that we are currently using to grow our hundreds of businesses.
More Orgasms Please: Why Female Pleasure Matters [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:56
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781529110043 | 11.08MB
A FRANK, FUNNY AND EMPOWERING CELEBRATION OF FEMALE PLEASURE
An orgasm will help you sleep and keep you looking younger, it doesn’t cost money and isn’t a scarce resource. So why is it that, like the pay gap, there is an ‘orgasm gap’ between women and men?
The Hotbed Collective began life as a podcast with a mission ‘to make life better one orgasm at a time’. Their debut book, More Orgasms Please is an open, honest and at moments hilarious dive into all aspects of sex for women. It covers feminist porn, body image, menopause and much more.
Like the podcast that inspired it, More Orgasms Please is like the best sort of chat between friends: punchy and playful, normalising and educating. It is an eye-opening read that puts women’s bodies and our right to pleasure firmly on the map. Think of it as ‘Couch to 5k’ ... for orgasms.
Stylish Succulent Designs: & Other Botanical Crafts [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:55
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781624148453 | 218.93MB
Professional-Quality Succulent Arrangements Made Simple!
Add a splash of style to your home or garden with beautiful and lush succulent designs that are simple to make and will last for months. This how-to resource will guide you through 40 unique and creative projects using popular varieties of succulents, air plants and other easy-care botanicals. Learn to make a variety of living centerpieces, transform an old fountain into a succulent-filled garden or add sophisticated charm to your front door with a splashy hand-wired succulent wreath that’s easy to adapt to your preferred aesthetic.
Botanical designer Jessica Cain has a project for every occasion or whim, whether you’re looking to add a statement piece inside your home, enhance your backyard with outdoor décor or incorporate succulents into a wedding or event. Best of all, because these arrangements are planted in soil or moss and include fail-proof care instructions, you’re creating long-lasting living art that will thrive. The possibilities are endless with these step-by-step, simple-to-follow projects that will fill your home with vibrant beauty.
Digestive Wellness: Strengthen the Immune System and Prevent Disease Through Healthy Digestion, 5th Edition [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:53
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781260019391 | 16.12MB
Optimize your overall health through digestive wellness!
Fewer antacids and less bloating aren’t the only benefits of good digestion. When your digestive system is healthy and balanced, you sleep better, have more energy, think more clearly, experience less pain, and combat disease more effectively.
Digestive Health shows how everything from migraines to skin disease to arthritis are connected to your digestive system. And now, this go-to guide has been updated with critical new research and developments, including late-breaking information on:
- Probiotics and Prebiotics
- Celiac Disease
- The Gut-Brain Connection
- Leaky Gut Syndrome
- Auto-Immune Conditions
- Kidney and Bone Health
- Cancer Prevention
- Alzheimer’s Disease
You’ll find practical solutions to numerous conditions and disorders, along with expert guidance on the newest advances in testing and diagnosis, nutrition, and natural therapies.
A perfect balance of science and practical advice, Digestive Health explains how your digestive system works and what to do when it doesn’t function properly.
It provides everything you need to take control of your overall health through close, careful attention to your digestive system.
The Mafia: The First 100 Years [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:52
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780753554326 | 12.68MB
The brutal truth at point blank range.
Drawing on two decades of original research and personal experience, multi award-winning writer the late George Carpozi Jr and William Balsamo, great nephew of the first godfather, Don Guiseppe 'Battista' Balsamo, trace the Mafia's beginnings from an underground patriotic society which sprang up six hundred years ago in Sicily, through the group of Italian immigrants - the Black Hand - who savagely tore control of New York's waterfronts away from the Irish racketeers, to the Mob which went on to run organised crime throughout Italy and America, and whose insidious influence even reached into a presidential administration.
The Mafia has long been one of the most mythical and misunderstood criminal organisations. This book, with filmic detail, behind-closed-doors dialogue and first-hand story-telling, gets deeper inside it than ever before.
Compulsively chilling, The Mafia: The First 100 Years reads like the best crime fiction, yet is the terrifying, deadly truth.
The Compendium of Magical Beasts: An Anatomical Study of Cryptozoology's Most Elusive Beings [EPUB]
24 November 2019, 18:51
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780762464654 | 143.14MB
From controversial cryptozoologist and explorer Dr. Veronica Wigberht-Blackwater, The Compendium of Magical Beasts is a definitive field guide that explores the history, biology, and anatomy of mythological creatures.
Approaching the fantastic with a scientific eye, Dr. Wigberht-Blackwater explains the history, habits, and biology of each creature's existence with equal attention to detail. Her research is accompanied by stunning scientific illustrations of each specimen's anatomy, providing a comprehensive view of creatures most often dismissed as pure fantasy.
Combining biological fact with folklore, cultural studies, and history, this volume is crucial to science both fringe and mainstream. Locked in a dusty attic for almost a century, Dr. Wigberht-Blackwater's trailblazing work was recently discovered by writer Melissa Brinks, who spent months transcribing the journals she found. Brinks joined forces with artist Lily Seika Jones to digitize the doctor's amazingly detailed anatomical diagrams in order to share these revolutionary findings with the world for the first time.
The Bestiary: Mermaid, Unicorn, Wild Man, Gnome, Werewolf, Troll, Fairy, Jackalope, Winged Horse, Centaur, Minotaur, Vampire, Dragon, Sea Monsters/Loch Ness/Kraken, Goblin, Sphinx, Phoenix, Harpy, Cyclops, Banshee, Incubus/Succubus, Nymph, Ghoul, Selkie, Kelpie