Skip to content

Category: Nonfiction

Download E-books Ibsen's Plays II: Ghosts, An Enemy of the People & The Wild Duck (Cliffs Notes) PDF

Ibsen's performs are large open to interpretation, but his absurd expression of human research stimulates and enlightens. those Cliff's Notes are preferably used as a foundation for severe discussion, to assist enlarge the reader's comprehension and appreciation of his performs, that are hugely absurd, summary, and but choked with noble rules and the fight inherent in human lifestyles.

Show description

Download E-books Portuguese For Dummies PDF

By Karen Keller

The speedy and straightforward option to discover ways to converse Brazilian Portuguese

Quick! what is the most generally spoken language in South the United States? that is correct, Portuguese! and what is the quickest, simplest, most pleasurable approach to examine Portuguese? Portuguese for Dummies, in fact! This enjoyable, pleasant consultant is helping you begin conversing Brazilian Portuguese immediately!

Whether you are a pupil, a vacationer, otherwise you paintings in enterprise or govt, you will love its functional classes, cultural proof, and convenient references—including a Portuguese-English mini-dictionary, lists of important verbs, and more!

  • Have daily conversations in Portuguese
  • Make feel of Portuguese grammar
  • Use idioms and renowned expressions
  • Improve your pronunciation
  • Grasp verb conjugations
  • Get round in Portuguese-speaking countries

Portuguese For Dummies comes entire with a CD loaded with real-life dialogues that assist you comprehend and pronounce this wonderful, lyrical language with ease.

CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics aren't integrated as a part of the ebook dossier, yet can be found for obtain after purchase.

Show description

Download E-books Ancient Water Technologies PDF

There is not any extra basic source than water. the root of all existence, water is speedy changing into a key factor in today’s international, in addition to a resource of clash. This interesting ebook, which units out a few of the creative equipment during which historic societies accrued, transported and kept water, is a well timed ebook as overextraction and profligacy threaten the life of aquifers and watercourses that experience provided our wishes for millennia.

It presents an outline of the water applied sciences built through a couple of historic civilizations, from these of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies corresponding to the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the traditional Egyptians. in fact, no ebook on historic water applied sciences will be whole with out discussing the engineering feats of the Romans and Greeks, but in addition to overlaying those key civilizations, it additionally examines how historical American societies from the Hohokams to the Mayans and Incas husbanded their water offers. This strangely wide-ranging textual content might supply today’s parched global a few ideas to the upcoming drawback in our water supply.

"This booklet presents worthy insights into the water applied sciences built in historic civilizations that are the underpinning of recent achievements in water engineering and administration practices. it's the most sensible evidence that "the previous is the foremost for the future."
Andreas N. Angelakis, Hellenic Water provide and Sewerage platforms organization, Greece

"This e-book makes a basic contribution to what is going to turn into crucial problem of our civilization dealing with the worldwide predicament: the matter of water. old Water applied sciences offers a whole landscape of the way old societies faced themselves with the administration of water. The position of this quantity is to supply, for the 1st time in this factor, an in depth historic and clinical reconstruction and a sign of ways conventional wisdom should be hired to make sure a sustainable destiny for all."
Pietro Laureano, UNESCO specialist for ecosystems in danger, Director of IPOGEA-Institute of conventional wisdom, Italy

Show description

Download E-books Drug Treatment of Sleep Disorders (Milestones in Drug Therapy) PDF

Following studies on sleep body structure, law, pharmacology, and the neuronal networks regulating sleep and awakening, in addition to a class of sleep issues, this ebook offers a couple of significant breakthroughs within the remedy of these problems. those contain lately authorized medicinal drugs for treating insomnia, comparable to Doxepin; diversifications on formerly authorized molecules, e.g. Zolpidem sublingual instruction; or new chemical entities in complex phases of medical improvement, e.g. Orexin antagonists. extra subject matters mentioned comprise medicinal drugs performing on the GABA receptor, reminiscent of Lorediplon and Eszopiclone; the therapy of over the top daylight hours drowsiness with mobile treatment and medicine similar to Modafinil, Armodafinil and Sodium oxybate; and using Tasimelteon within the remedy of circadian sleep disorders.

Show description

Download E-books They Call Me Baba Booey PDF

By Gary Dell'Abate, Chad Millman

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER

Includes all-new ma-ma-material!
ALL NEW CHAPTER:
Baba Booey’s Afghanistan Journal!
and . . . the Shvoogie Buzzer story!

One of father culture’s nice enduring unsung heroes: Gary Dell’Abate, Howard Stern exhibit manufacturer, miracle employee, specialist stable game, and servant to the King of All Media, tells the tale of his early years and divulges how his chaotic adolescence and early obsessions ready him for all times on the heart of the best exhibit on earth.

 
Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was once a slip of the tongue—that regrettably was once heard via a couple of million listeners—but in that cut up moment a nickname, a personality, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon used to be born. a few may say it used to be the instant Gary Dell’Abate, the long-suffering heroic manufacturer of The Howard Stern express, for greater or worse, eventually got here into his personal. In They name Me Baba Booey, Dell’Abate explains how his adolescence was once the suitable education flooring for the daily chaos that incorporates generating the preferred radio express in the world.

Growing up on ny within the Nineteen Seventies, the youngest of 3 boys born to a clinically depressed mom, Gary realized how you can fend for himself whilst below attack.  keen about song, he listened with spiritual depth to Casey Kasem's most sensible forty each Sunday morning, compulsively got 45s of his favourite songs, and nerdily copied the lyrics right into a pc. track turned an ordering precept to his existence, at the same time the chaos at domestic bought out of hand. Dell’Abate’s memoir sketches the trajectory from the obsessive pop-music minutiae buff to the fellow within the beekeeper’s masks who handily defeats his competitors taking part in “Stump the Booey.” We know about the memorable moments in his existence that taught him to suffer epic bouts of humiliation and get his distinct viewpoint on a few of his favourite Stern express episodes—such because the day he approximately killed the Mets mascot whereas throwing out the 1st pitch, or the time his mom referred to as Howard’s mom and demanded an apology.

Hilarious, painful, and eye-opening, it’s Gary as you’ve by no means visible him sooner than, telling a narrative that even Stern convey insiders can’t start to imagine.

Show description

Download E-books Unhinged: A Memoir of Enduring, Surviving, and Overcoming Family Mental Illness PDF

Despite all her top efforts to wreck the cycle of catastrophic, harmful styles of psychological disease, Anna Berry came upon herself on the finish of her rope—unemployed, penniless, homeless, and within the throes of a psychotic episode that threatened to wreck her existence. by myself and ill, she manages to discover her grip on lifestyles, seeks the assistance she wishes, and embarks on a existence and occupation that illustrate that psychological disorder doesn't need to be ruinous. Unhinged: A Memoir of tolerating, Surviving, and Overcoming family members psychological disorder is a robust memoir that chronicles Berry’s lifestyles as either a casualty and survivor of relatives psychological sickness. From her aspect of rock-bottom to her personal restoration, in addition to her efforts to aid her still-afflicted mom and brother locate desire and therapeutic, we see how she struggles to acknowledge her personal sickness whereas dealing with the fallout from her family’s different sufferers.

In telling her tale, Berry uncovers the problems inherent in not just starting to be up with psychological ailment between family, but additionally the frustrations of now not with the ability to realize or deal with the trajectory of her personal sickness. but, after effectively discovering equipment of treating her signs, Berry is going directly to turn into a winning journalist and writer, who now is helping train the general public approximately psychological future health via her writing, whereas additionally serving as her mother’s court-appointed felony dad or mum. This tale indicates the devastating influence of psychological ailment on entire households, yet deals readers a message of desire and therapeutic. Berry’s tale is bound to resonate with the numerous those that take care of the psychological disorder of family, and their very own struggles to deal with their very own diagnoses.

Show description

Download E-books Designing for People PDF

By Henry Dreyfuss

From the 1st answering computer ("the digital brain") and the Hoover vacuum cleanser to the SS Independence and the Bell cellphone, the creations of Henry S. Dreyfuss have formed the cultural panorama of the twentieth century. Written in a strong, clean sort, this booklet bargains an inviting mixture of specialist recommendation, case reviews, and layout heritage besides ancient black-and-white pictures and the author's whimsical drawings. moreover, the author's uncompromising dedication to public carrier, ethics, and layout accountability makes this masterful consultant a well timed learn for state-of-the-art designers.

Show description

Download E-books Classic Queen PDF

The definitive selection of Mick Rock's photographs―both intimate and iconic―portraying one of many world's maximum rock bands on the zenith in their fame

The early Nineteen Seventies have been a time of experimentation and extra, glitter and glam. Mick Rock was once speedy developing his recognition because the inimitable glam rock photographer―having shot Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Lou Reed―when he met the hot and principally unknown staff, Queen. He first photographed the band in November 1973 at their leap forward gig at Imperial university, London, starting a collaboration that lasted during the mid-1970s as Queen rocketed to popularity, and led to a wealth of defining photos.  

From his big archive, Mick Rock has chosen over 250 unheard of images―from the enduring album conceal shoots for Queen II and Sheer center assault to dwell performances, in addition to unseen outtakes, try Polaroids and casual photographs of the band individuals at domestic, within the studio and behind the scenes. This was once a rare period in rock background and ‘The guy Who Shot The Seventies’ deals a privileged perception. Classic Queen is the precise portrait of 1 of the world’s maximum rock bands at a pivotal time of their career.

260 colour and b&w photographs

Show description

Download E-books Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania PDF

By Erik Larson

#1 big apple instances Bestseller

From the bestselling writer and grasp of narrative nonfiction comes the captivating tale of the sinking of the Lusitania

On may possibly 1, 1915, with WWI coming into its 10th month, a luxurious ocean liner as richly appointed as an English state condo sailed out of latest York, certain for Liverpool, sporting a list variety of childrens and babies. The passengers have been unusually relaxed, even supposing Germany had declared the seas round Britain to be a battle sector. For months, German U-boats had introduced terror to the North Atlantic. however the Lusitania used to be one of many era’s nice transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the quickest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, positioned large religion within the gentlemanly strictures of struggle that for a century had stored civilian ships secure from attack. 

Germany, even though, was resolute to alter the principles of the sport, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was once chuffed to oblige. in the meantime, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, yet instructed nobody. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their approach towards Liverpool, an array of forces either grand and achingly small—hubris, an opportunity fog, a heavily guarded mystery, and more—all converged to supply one of many nice mess ups of history.

it's a tale that many folks imagine we all know yet don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching among hunter and hunted whereas portray a bigger portrait of the US on the top of the revolutionary period. filled with glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to lifestyles a solid of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering girl architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a guy misplaced to grief, dreading the widening battle but in addition captivated via the possibility of recent love. 

Gripping and significant, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional strength of a catastrophe whose intimate info and real which means have lengthy been obscured by way of background.

Show description

Download E-books Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community PDF

By Diana Leafe Christian

Finding neighborhood is as serious as acquiring foodstuff and safeguard, because the have to belong is what makes us human. The isolation and loneliness of recent lifestyles have led many of us to look for deeper connection, which has ended in a renewed curiosity in intentional groups. those intentional groups or ecovillages are an attractive selection for like-minded those who search to create a family-oriented and ecologically sustainable lifestyle—a way of life they're not going to discover wherever else.

However, the inspiration of an intentional neighborhood can nonetheless be an important jump for some—deterred might be by means of a inaccurate imaginative and prescient of eking out a hardscrabble lifestyles with little gift. actually, profitable ecovillages thrive end result of the mixed abilities and assets in their members.

Finding Community provides an intensive assessment of ecovillages and intentional groups and gives reliable suggestion on tips to learn completely, stopover at thoughtfully, review intelligently, and sign up for gracefully. priceless concerns include:

• very important inquiries to ask (of individuals and of yourself)
• indicators of a fit (and not-so-healthy) community
• rate of becoming a member of (and staying)
• universal errors to avoid

Finding Community offers fascinating percentages to readers who're looking a extra cooperative, sustainable, and significant life.

Diana Leafe Christian is the writer of Creating a lifestyles Together and editor of Communities journal. She lives at Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.

Show description