Category «Nonfiction»

Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship

By Eleanor Mannikka

Angkor Wat, with its tremendous towers silhouetted opposed to the emerging sunlight, is likely one of the so much awe-inspiring architectural visions on the earth. The temple used to be rescued from obscurity within the mid-19th century while French explorers mentioned seeing nice sandstone monuments within the Cambodian jungle. on the flip of the century, as clearing all started and the location re-emerged from the encompassing jungle development, the temple was once on its solution to turning into well-known worldwide as one in every of our best architectural achievements. regardless of its remarkable external, little or no used to be recognized approximately Angkor Wat past the tales instructed by way of it bas-reliefs and the inscriptions chronicling the lifetime of its builder, King Suryavarman II. Now, Eleanor Mannikka's examine brings the foundations of 12th-century Khmer temple structure to the fashionable global.

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Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur

By Ryan Blair

Like many marketers, Ryan Blair had no formal company schooling. yet he had nice survival instincts, tenacity, and, primarily, a "nothing to lose" mind-set. His middle-class formative years ended without notice while his abusive father succumbed to drug habit and deserted the family members. Blair and his mom moved to a coarse local, and shortly he used to be out and in of youngster detention, becoming a member of a gang simply to live to tell the tale. Then his mom fell in love with a winning entrepreneur who took Ryan less than his wing. together with his mentor's suggestions, Blair all started his first corporation, 24/7 Tech, at age twenty-one. He has considering that created and offered numerous businesses for hundreds and hundreds of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks. this is often an inspirational consultant choked with strong tales and classes and a street map for entrepreneurial good fortune.

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Make Over Your Sex Life...Tonight!: Hot, Fast, Erotic Fixes...And Sensuous Stories to Get Things Started

By Susan Crain Bakos

Now, readers could make over their intercourse lives as quick as they modify their hair and make-up. With unconventional recommendation and stimulating tales, well known professional Susan Crain Bakos immediately transforms so-so intercourse into magnificent ecstasy. Years of high-priced remedy and unending makes an attempt at speaking wishes get overwhelmed to the punch. Readers methods to quickly:
 
- positioned an finish to lackluster lovemaking
- get to the bottom of conflicting desires
- locate the time-and energy-for pleasure
- care for oral issues
- cease foreplay failures
- hold it up-all night
- satisfy their wildest fantasies
 
Plus, erotic tales illustrate how the information work-and placed readers within the temper.

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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle: Health/Handling/Breeding

By Heather Smith Thomas

Storey’s consultant to elevating red meat Cattle is the go-to reference for brand spanking new and skilled livestock ranchers, supplying professional recommendation on every little thing from breed choice, calving, feeding, and housing, to humane dealing with and slaughter practices.
The third variation, now with 125,000 copies in print includes new and improved features:
• up to the moment assurance of ailments and vaccination options
• whole info on elevating grass-fed animals
• easy methods to establish and take care of poisonous pasture plants

Storey's advisor to elevating sequence is the basic animal husbandry info from the depended on resource. With a mixed overall of 1.7 million copies in print.

Praise for the book:
"I stumbled on your booklet to be the Bible for elevating red meat farm animals, and may proceed to consult it whereas operating our 160-head natural red meat operation." - Jonathan, Plainfield, IN

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Last Minute GMAT Grammar: Proven Methods to Increase Your Sentence Correction Score Overnight

By Rowan Hand

Grammar comes with doing, now not with e-book studying. This ebook grants the instruments essential to strengthen your realizing, and the intensity to reconsider your knowing after even a restricted volume of practice.

Last Minute GMAT Grammar can provide not just a map but additionally a operating consultant to the grammar stumbled on at the GMAT.

Whether you're taking the GMAT day after today or subsequent yr, final Minute GMAT Grammar will goals to revolutionize your realizing of middle grammar concepts.

For a transparent, step by step research of strategies and in-depth exercises--to be played over time--check out the accompanying final Minute GMAT Sentence Correction: confirmed suggestions to spice up Your Sentence Correction rating -- the demanding approach!

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Poisoned Nation: Pollution, Greed, and the Rise of Deadly Epidemics

By Loretta Schwartz-Nobel

Deadly Greed

An award-winning investigative journalist hyperlinks the hovering epidemics of cluster health problems and lots of different ailments to the chemical infection of our water, air, foodstuff, and daily items for the revenue and gear of a reckless few.
            With irrefutable proof and relocating own tales of the ailing and death, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel demonstrates that the human similar of world warming is already upon us. She indicates how governments of either events function in tandem with America's such a lot infamous polluters and the way they've got deceived the general public, buried proof of spreading ailment, and suppressed severe clinical info. She strains relationships among organisations whose items reason ailments and those that cash in on diagnosing and treating them, in addition to their efforts to prevent examine into environmental reasons and attainable treatments.
            Poisoned Nation is an pressing demand motion that delineates the matter with such readability that the reality shines via. the writer concerns a plea to non secular leaders of all faiths to interact for switch, to create a stream to defeat greed and consultant us towards a more secure, fitter destiny.

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Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

By John O'Donohue

Become aware of the Celtic Circle of Belonging

John O'Donohue, poet, thinker, and student, courses you thru the non secular panorama of the Irish mind's eye. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for "soul friend," the traditional teachings, tales, and benefits of Celtic knowledge offer such profound insights at the common topics of friendship, solitude, love, and dying as:

  • Light is beneficiant
  • The human center isn't thoroughly born
  • Love as old recognition
  • The physique is the angel of the soul
  • Solitude is luminous
  • good looks likes ignored locations
  • The passionate center by no means a long time
  • To benatural is to be holy
  • Silence is the sister of the divine
  • Death as a call for participation to freedom

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Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth

By Naomi Oreskes

Can somebody this present day think the earth without its puzzle-piece building of plate tectonics? The very time period, "plate tectonics," coined simply thirty-five years in the past, is now a part of the vernacular, a part of everyone's figuring out of ways the earth works.The thought, examine, facts assortment, and research that got here jointly within the overdue 1960’s to represent plate tectonics is without doubt one of the nice medical breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Scholarly books were written approximately tectonics, yet none through the main scientists-players themselves. In Plate Tectonics, editor Naomi Oreskes has assembled these scientists who performed the most important roles in constructing the idea to inform - for the 1st time, and of their personal phrases - the tales in their involvement within the outstanding confrimation of the theory.The ebook opens with an summary of the heritage of plate tectonics, together with in-context definitions of the most important phrases which are mentioned through the publication. Oreskes explains how the forerunners of the idea, Wegener and du Toit, raised questions that have been eventually replied thirty years later, and the way scientists operating on the key educational associations - Cambridge and Princeton Universities, Columbia University's Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory, and the collage of California-San Diego's Scripps establishment of Oceanography – competed and collaborated till the idea coalesced.

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Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale

By Marina Warner

From depraved queens, appealing princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and pictures of fairy stories have forged a spell over readers and audiences, either adults and youngsters, for hundreds of years. those exceptional tales have travelled throughout cultural borders and been handed on from new release to iteration, ever-changing, renewed with every one re-telling. Few varieties of literature have better strength to enchant us and re-ignite our mind's eye than a fairy story.

But what's a fairy story? the place do they arrive from and what do they suggest? What do they struggle and speak to us approximately morality, sexuality, and society? the variety of fairy stories stretches throughout nice distances and time; their historical past is entangled with folklore and delusion and their idea attracts on principles approximately nature and the supernatural, mind's eye and delusion, psychoanalysis, and feminism.

Marina Warner has enjoyed fairy stories over an extended writing lifestyles and in Once Upon a Time, she explores a large number of stories during the a long time, their varied manifestations at the web page, the degree, and the display. From the exceptional upward thrust of Victorian and Edwardian literature to modern kid's tales, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics resembling Red driving Hood, Cinderella, and The drowsing Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern day realizations together with Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations equivalent to Pan's Labyrinth.

In 10 succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs right into a wealthy hoard of fairy stories of their amazing and fantastical adaptations so as to outline a style and overview a literary shape that retains moving via time and heritage. Her booklet makes a persuasive case for fairy story as a vital repository of human realizing and culture.

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Citations latines expliquées : Une introduction accessible et documentée au monde antique et à son influence contemporaine

By Nathan Grigorieff

Nous parlons latin sans le savoir... C'est pourquoi ce livre rassemble l. a. plupart des citations latines aujourd'hui passées dans le langage courant : pour chacune de ces expressions, il suggest une traduction moderne, suivie d'un commentaire qui l. a. exchange dans son contexte historique et culturel. C'est ainsi que l'on croise César, Cicéron, Horace et bien d'autres. l. a. dernière partie de l'ouvrage est consacrée aux locutions juridiques, pour tous ceux qui pratiquent le droit. Facile d'accès et riche en informations, ce advisor est une véritable creation au monde old en même temps qu'il aide à comprendre le monde qui nous entoure.

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