Category: Nonfiction

  • 101 Secrets a Cool Mom Knows

    By Walter Browder

    As a mom this day, you're as most probably as any dad to educate your children the way to pitch a tent, kick a football ball, or repair a damaged bicycle chain. In a be aware, you're what your children name "cool." yet together with your 24/7 agenda, you could consistently use additional support. That's why this e-book used to be written – to provide you (or any dad, grandmother, or grandfather) extra "Cool mother secrets" to move alongside to the subsequent generation.

    Cool mother secrets and techniques are options that paintings. They move instantly to the guts of no matter what challenge a toddler could stumble upon to unravel it fast and successfully, no nonsense, no fuss. And while the kid is studying a convenient new ability, she or he can also be studying a deeper existence lesson approximately perseverence, persistence, honesty, or courage.

    Using Cool mother secrets and techniques, you could educate a child...

    How to exploit Chopsticks
    How to Throw a Spiral Pass
    How to determine larger within the Dark
    How to "Catch" a Falling Star
    How to Spin a Basketball on One Finger
    How to Make the World's most sensible Caramel Corn
    How to Cruise on a Skateboard
    How to spot a toxic Spider
    How to hold a Spoon in your Nose
    How to Crack an Egg with One Hand
    How to Weigh a Cloud
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  • Comfort at Your Computer: Body Awareness Training for Pain-Free Computer Use

    By Paul Linden

    "[Comfort at Your Computer] is a superb source for someone who makes use of a working laptop or computer. real to its identify, the ebook indicates the reader in transparent and simple to appreciate steps the best way to use a working laptop or computer in convenience. Dr. Linden adroitly synthesizes wisdom from his actual schooling background...This is a superb booklet for individuals in danger for machine rigidity and for the clinicians who deal with them. It features either as a assets ebook and as a self-help textual content. it's going to even be of curiosity to businesses whose staff use computers."
    -Physical Therapy, December 1996
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  • Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring

    By John Dowd

    This vintage advisor makes a speciality of the basics of seamanship which are crucial wisdom to all ocean paddlers.

    Sea kayaking has come a ways considering that this informative guide used to be released greater than two decades in the past. From an offbeat hobby loved by way of an adventurous few, the game has turn into an unto itself. Veteran paddler John Dowd’s readable, well-illustrated consultant nonetheless stands as "the bible" for either new and skilled kayakers.

    Sea Kayaking covers the fundamentals of kit and approach, together with forms of paddles and strokes. however the key concentration during this revised and up to date variation is on sound seamanship and reliable probability administration: the way to learn the elements and the water, easy methods to navigate, how you can go back and forth with a gaggle. Drawing on his lengthy event paddling in all climates, Dowd offers sensible, concrete suggestion on facing strength risks (from surf to sea ice to sharks) and conducting rescues. The ebook includes new pictures and various invaluable charts, diagrams and illustrations. It additionally covers excursion making plans, educational tools and sea kayaking for individuals with disabilities.

    As an increasing number of paddlers take to the water, this vintage advisor is still required analyzing for these looking experience at the open ocean.
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  • The City: The Basics

    By Kevin Archer

    The urban: The Basics offers a quick but compelling evaluate of the examine of towns and town existence. The ebook attracts on a variety of views – fiscal, political, cultural, and environmental facets are all thought of – to supply a large comparability of the evolution of towns within the wealthy worldwide North and the poorer worldwide South. issues lined within the ebook include:

    • a brief background of towns from precedent days to the post-modern present
    • the changes among "global towns" within the North and "megacities" within the South
    • the environmental effect of city existence and the assumption of sustainable cities
    • urban making plans, city politics and concrete poverty.

    Featuring feedback for extra analyzing, instructed web content and a few maps and illustrations, this can be the perfect place to begin for these attracted to any element of towns or city studies.

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  • The Evolution of the Book

    By Frederick G. Kilgour

    Extraordinary pupil and library structures innovator Frederick Kilgour tells a five-thousand-year tale during this fascinating paintings, a story starting with the discovery of writing and concluding with the rising digital booklet. Calling on a life of curiosity within the development of knowledge expertise, Kilgour brings a clean method of the background of the ebook, emphasizing in wealthy, authoritative aspect the successive technological advances that allowed the ebook to maintain velocity with ever-increasing wishes for info. Borrowing an idea from evolutionary theory--the thought of punctuated equilibria--to constitution his account, Kilgour investigates the book's 3 discrete historic forms--the clay pill, papyrus roll, and codex--before turning to a fourth, nonetheless evolving shape, the cyber booklet, a model promising fast digital supply of knowledge in textual content, sound, and movement to somebody at any time.

    The clay capsule, at first hired as a content material descriptor for sacks of grain, proved insufficient to the transforming into want for advertisement and administrative files. Its successor the papyrus roll was once itself succeeded by means of the codex, a layout whose better software and knowledge means ended in sweeping adjustments within the administration of gathered wisdom, the pursuit of studying, and the promulgation of faith. Kilgour all through considers heavily either technological swap and the function this alteration performed in cultural transformation. His attention-grabbing account of the fashionable publication, from Gutenberg's invention of cast-type printing years in the past to the arriving of books displayed on a working laptop or computer monitor, spotlights the inventors, engineers, and marketers who in growing the equipment of construction and dissemination enabled the ebook to keep up its precise cultural strength over time.

    Deft, provocative, and accessibly written, The Evolution of the Book will captivate ebook fans in addition to these drawn to bibliographic historical past, the historical past of writing, and the historical past of technology.
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  • London Review of Books: An Anthology (No. 3)

    Erudite, witty and sometimes debatable, The London evaluate of Books informs and entertains its readers with a fortnightly dose of the easiest and liveliest of all issues cultural.

    This anthology brings jointly probably the most memorable items from contemporary years, contains Alan Bennett’s Diary, Christopher Hitchens on invoice Clinton’s presidency, Terry Castle’s hotly-debated examining of Jane Austen’s letters, Jerry Fodor taking factor with Richard Dawkins on evolution, Victor Kiernan on treason, Jenny Diski musing on loss of life, Stephen Frears’ adventures in Hollywood, Linda Colley on Nancy Reagan, Frank Kermode on Paul de guy and masses even more.
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  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay vs. the United States of America

    By Howard L. Bingham

    Now an HBO movie! seize the most popular this fall.

    In 1966 Muhammad Ali introduced his goal to refuse induction into the us military as a conscientious objector. This trigger a five-year conflict that will strip him of his global heavyweight name, bar him from boxing, and approximately ship him to prison—all on the top of his profession because the maximum boxer in historical past. Ali defiantly proclaimed his refusal to visit conflict with the statement that it violated his ideals as a black Muslim. the next felony conflict proved to be a attempt more durable than battling Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman mixed. Framed with pictures from Ali's photographer and buddy Howard Bingham, Muhammad Ali's maximum Fight is the extreme tale of the best problem to the best champion of the century.
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  • Climate Change and Water Resources

    Overlaying a few of the elements of water and weather switch, Climate swap and Water Resources provides the foundations of weather switch technology and its results on earth’s water provide. using the data and services from famous specialists within the box, the textual content offers a vast define of the numerous interrelated elements of weather adaptations, weather switch, and connections to water assets. Designed to aid managers with constructing suggestions, enforcing regulations, and making an investment in infrastructure and data assets for built-in water assets administration, the textual content addresses many concerns concerning weather swap and water assets. it is usually model strategies, that are necessary to water source sustainability.

    The fabric is split into 4 sections. the 1st a part of the publication presents an creation to weather switch and considers theoretical facets and on hand instruments. the second one a part of the publication examines the affects that weather swap has at the water quarter. The 3rd half makes a speciality of the several variation measures had to reduce the results of weather swap. The fourth half provides a few case studies.

    Focused on weather swap within the water quarter, Climate swap and Water Resources heavily analyzes medical learn and fuels learn for a better figuring out of weather swap and the right kind administration of water. this article comes in handy for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars, scientists, and layout engineers in addition to these operating at examine institutes and imposing and making plans agencies.

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  • The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense

    By Chris Bird

    Containing details on present nation rules, starting and complex capturing guide, up to date defense info, and bills of incidents of hid handgun self-defense, this complete instruction manual intends to avoid gun proprietors from changing into the sufferers of a legal or terrorist assault. The ebook deals recommendation for choosing and purchasing a handgun, discussions of the significance of self-protection, tools for concealing guns, and an exam of the psychological angle required in case of an armed stumble upon, in addition to suggestion on tips on how to steer clear of violent encounters solely. as well as offering a present checklist of handguns compatible for hid hold, this up to date version comprises new information regarding the mental ramifications of utilizing lethal strength opposed to one other individual and gives details and context from fresh occasions, akin to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech and in Tucson, Arizona.

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