From Dust to Life by John Chambers, Jacqueline Mitton(.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.1 MB Overview: The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. From Dust to Life tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar...

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Deep Thinking by Garry Kasparov (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.7MB | Retail Overview: Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess match against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue was a watershed moment in the history of technology. It was the dawn of a new era in artificial intelligence: a machine capable of beating the reigning human champion at this most cerebral game. That moment was more than a century in the making, and in this breakthrough book, Kasparov reveals his astonishing side of the story for the first time. He describes how it felt to...

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Crayons & iPads by Debra Harwood (ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 966 kb Overview: Crayons and iPads examines the use of digital technology in the early stages of child development, and the way in which learning techniques have evolved in classrooms across the world. Harwood explores how tablets can be used to provoke, ignite and excite children’s interest in the world around them, performing as accessible learning and instructional tools, and argues that it is through this engagement with technology that new discoveries are made and...

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Take Back Your Government by Robert A. Heinlein (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 300 kb Overview: Before the Tea Party, the Coffee Party, the “Occupy” movement, Ross Perot or even the Libertarian Party, there was Robert Heinlein, a prophetic mastermind, calling to the people to organize in a grassroots movement to take back their government and to find an effective voice for their individual selves. Originally titled How to be a Politician, the book was written in 1946 based on Heinlein’s own political experiences, in particular his...

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Rising China by Jane Golley (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader 2.8 MB Overview: Where the last three decades of the 20th century witnessed a China rising on to the global economic stage, the first three decades of the 21st century are almost certain to bring with them the completion of that rise, not only in economic, but also political and geopolitical terms. China's integration into the global economy has brought one-fifth of the global population into the world trading system, which has increased global market potential and integration to...

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A Voice Still Heard by Irving Howe, Nina Howe (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.8MB | Retail Overview: Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual, Irving Howe was one of America's most exemplary and embattled writers. Since his death in 1993 at age 72, Howe's work and his personal example of commitment to high principle, both literary and political, have had a vigorous afterlife. This posthumous and capacious collection includes twenty-six essays that originally appeared in such publications as the New York Review of Books, the New Republic,...

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Molecules by Theodore Gray (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 90.1 MB Overview: In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual...

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Street Spirit by Steve Crawshaw (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 42 MB Overview: When no one's listening, it takes more than shouting louder to be heard . Street Spirit is a celebration of some of the most remarkable protests from around the world that have used humour, courage and creativity to bring about change. Among the many instances of imaginative defiance within, you'll discover the surprising impact of Lego figures in Siberia, red-hatted dwarves in Poland and a donkey holding a press conference in Azerbaijan - not to mention the...

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Stellar Customer Service by Mou Chakraborty (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.7 MB Overview: From librarians to volunteer workers, staff to student workers, all library personnel need to deliver great customer service. This book presents innovative instructional methods that will inspire you to take a fresh approach to customer service training. • Provides model staff training programs that have been proven successful in real-world applications • Addresses how to improve the delivery of customer service at all levels of personnel—librarians,...

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The New Ocean by Bryn Barnard (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 53.2MB | Retail Overview: A fascinating look at the future of our oceans—and how human actions may change them. The Earth—our home—is covered mostly with water: the wide, deep, salty, and very blue ocean. It regulates our climate in a way that makes life as we know it possible. This huge ocean is full of an amazing amount of life, most of which is too small to see. But life in the ocean is in trouble. The ocean is becoming hotter, more polluted, and, in places, empty of life....

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The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: EPUB, MOBI Reader | 985 KB Overview: A prophetic examination of Western decline, The Twilight of American Culture provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society to date. Whether examining the corruption at the heart of modern politics, the "Rambification" of popular entertainment, or the collapse of our school systems, Morris Berman suspects that there is little we can do as a society to arrest the onset of corporate Mass Mind culture. Citing writers...

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International Institutional Law by Jan Klabbers(.ePUB)(.PDF)

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Requirements: ePUB/PDF reader, 2.8 MB Overview: International organizations are unusual creations: generated by and for their member states, at the same time they often have to compete with those very states that created them. This complicated relationship often leads to some uncertainty in the law relating to international organizations: the legal argument of an organization will often be counterpointed by an equally valid argument from a member state. Professor Jan Klabbers is mindful of this complex...

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Proud to Be Right by Jonah Goldberg (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.MB Overview: In Proud to Be Right, Jonah Goldberg, the New York Times bestselling author of Liberal Fascism, presents voices of the next Conservative generation. A fresh and provocative collection of lively political writing from right wing writers under the age of 30, Proud to Be Right rebuts the conventional wisdom that Generation Y is a uniformly liberal demographic—and that intelligent young people today fall blindly into the Barack Obama camp. Genre: Non-Fiction,...

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The H-Spot by Jill Filipovic (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.4MB | Retail Overview: What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs...

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Error & the Academic Self by Seth Lerer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.45MB Overview: How and why did the academic style of writing, with its emphasis on criticism and correctness, develop? Seth Lerer suggests that the answer lies in medieval and Renaissance philology and, more specifically, in mistakes. For Lerer, erring is not simply being wrong, but being errant, and this book illuminates the wanderings of exiles, émigrés, dissenters, and the socially estranged as they helped form the modern university disciplines of philology and rhetoric,...

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English Verbs & Essentials of Grammar by Ed Swick (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 6.4MB Overview: An all-in-one resource to help you sharpen your English verb and grammar skills Written with ESL learners like you in mind, this book provides essential concepts regarding verbs and grammar, as well as an appendix of helpful verb tables. English Verbs & Essentials of Grammar contains a multitude of examples using contemporary language to give you a taste of the language in real-life situations. Each unit focuses on a single verbal or grammatical concept,...

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Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.6MB Overview: 'And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom' Anaïs Nin Elizabeth Lesser shows how it is possible to deal with fearful change or a painful loss and be reborn, like the Phoenix, to a more vibrant and enlightened self. In Broken Open she shares penetrating tales from her own life, the lives of those she has taught and counselled and the lives of friends and family, tales that explore the...

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How to Move to Canada by Terese Loeb Kreuzer et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 458 kb Overview: An easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to calling Canada home More and more Americans are thinking of moving to Canada to find a job, attend colleges and universities, peace of mind---even retirement---and whatever their motivations, they will have to navigate the Canadian immigration, citizenship, and naturalization processes. So whether you're thinking about moving or already have your bags packed, How to Move to Canada is for you. It's a straightforward,...

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A Sweet, Wild Note by Richard Smyth (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | Overview: Birdsong is woven into our culture, our emotions, our landscape; it is the soundtrack to our world. We have tried to capture this fleeting, ephemeral beauty, and the feelings it inspires, for millennia. In this fascinating account, Richard Smyth asks what it is about birdsong that we so love. Exploring the myriad ways in which it has influenced literature, music, science and our very ideas of what it means to be British, Smyth’s nuanced investigation shows...

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Acculturated by Naomi Schaefer Riley (.ePUB)(.PDF)

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Requirements: any PDF or EPUB reader, 1.22MB Overview: Contemporary popular culture, from books to film to television to music to the deepest corners of the internet, has provoked a great deal of criticism, some of it well deserved. Yet for many Americans, and particularly for younger Americans, popular culture is culture. It is the only kind of cultural experience they seek and the currency in which they trade. In Acculturated, twenty-three thinkers examine the rituals, the myths, the tropes, the...

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Born Anxious by Daniel P. Keating (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 314 kb Overview: Why are we the way we are? Why do some of us find it impossible to calm a quick temper or to shake anxiety? The debate has always been divided between nature and nurture, but as psychology professor Daniel P. Keating demonstrates in Born Anxious, new DNA science points to a third factor that allows us to inherit both the nature and the nurture of previous generations—with significant consequences. Born Anxious introduces a new word into our lexicon:...

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The Lost Language of Plants by Stephen Harrod Buhner (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB .MOBI Reader | 1.6 MB Overview: This could be the most important book you will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it is referred to as the "pharmaceutical Silent Spring." Well-known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to generate controversy. It consists of three parts: A critique of technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the environment posed by pharmaceuticals and other synthetic...

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Through Feminist Eyes by Joan Sangster (.PDF)

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Requirements: PDF Reader, 2,3 MB Overview: In Through Feminist Eyes, historian Joan Sangster uses a selection of her writings, published over a period of three decades, as a gateway into reflections on the themes and theoretical concerns that have shaped both the writing of women’s history in Canada and her own evolution as a feminist historian. As in the original essays themselves, she brings to these reflections her distinctive combination of insight, honesty, and impeccable scholarship. "Joan...

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Mythology of King Arthur & His.. by Evelyn Wolfson (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.6 MB Overview: Out of dark and violent centuries, legends of a great leader arose. King Arthur became one of the most famous figures in British literature. During the Dark Ages, Britain was without a king and the land was divided. Death and destruction reigned over the land as power-hungry overlords armed themselves and fought against their fellow countrymen. In MYTHOLOGY OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS, Evelyn Wolfson examines both legend and historical fact surrounding...

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No Boston Olympics by Chris Dempsey et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 8.4 MB Overview: In 2013 and 2014, some of Massachusetts’ wealthiest and most powerful individuals hatched an audacious plan to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Like their counterparts in cities around the world, Boston’s Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the Games would deliver incalculable benefits and require little financial support from the public. Yet these advocates refused to share the details of their bid...

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Totality by Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 7.9 MB Overview: Totality: The Great American Eclipses is a complete guide to the most stunning of celestial sights, total eclipses of the Sun. It focuses on the eclipses of August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 that pass across the United States. The U.S. mainland has not experienced a total solar eclipse since 1979. This book provides information, photographs, and illustrations to help the public understand and safely enjoy all aspects of these eclipses including: § How to...

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A Grammar of Cinepoiesis by Silvia Carlorosi (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 1.3MB Overview: Cinepoiesis, or cinema of poetry, strikes us as a strange combination, a phrase we initially read as an oxymoron. Poetry is often associated with the abstract and the evocative, while cinema suggests the concrete and the visible. Yet, various visual media use strong and often contradictory images, whose symbolic force and visual impact stimulate the public’s attention. Abstract and emblematic images surround us, and the poetic nature of these images lies...

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Russian Postmodernism by Mikhail N. Epstein (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4MB Overview: The most comprehensive examination of Russian postmodern thought available in English ... Recent decades have been decisive for Russia not only politically but culturally as well. The end of the Cold War has enabled Russia to take part in the global rise and crystallization of postmodernism. This volume investigates the manifestations of this crucial trend in Russian fiction, poetry, art, and spirituality, demonstrating how Russian postmodernism is its own unique...

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Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth.... by Laura Estill (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.7MB Overview: Throughout the seventeenth century, early modern play readers and playgoers copied dramatic extracts (selections from plays and masques) into their commonplace books, verse miscellanies, diaries, and songbooks. Dramatic Extracts in Seventeenth-Century English Manuscripts: Watching, Reading, Changing Plays is the first to examine these often overlooked texts, which reveal what early modern audiences and readers took, literally and figuratively, from plays. As...

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Borges' Short Stories A Reader's Guide by Rex Butler (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 2.1MB Overview: The Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges is undoubtedly one of the defining voices of our age. Since the Second World War, his work has had an enormous impact on generations of writers, philosophers, and literary theorists. This guide offers a close reading of ten of Borges' greatest short stories, seeking to bring out the logic that has made his work so influential. The main section of the guide offers an analysis of such key terms in Borges' work as "labyrinth"...

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