Category: Nonfiction

  • Essential Words for the GRE

    By Philip Geer.

    An in depth operating vocabulary is a prerequisite for fulfillment at the Graduate checklist examination. This renowned guide provides 800 college-graduate-level phrases with definitions that regularly seem at the examination. The publication starts off with a pre-test to assist readers determine strenghts and weaknesses. extra gains include:

  • An review of the Verbal Reasoning query forms stumbled on at the GRE
  • Matching and sentence crowning glory routines for all note lists
  • An research of crucial be aware roots
  • Suggested research plans, and masses more...

    The booklet concludes with a post-test to evaluate development. solutions are supplied for all routines and for all questions within the pre- and post-test.
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  • The Love Bite: Alien Interference in Human Love Relationships

    The affection chunk provides us with a woman's fresh view of the unidentified flying object and alien abduction phenomena. many folks locate themselves mysteriously thrown into obsessive relationships, yet a couple of, in a different way trustworthy witnesses, declare to were set-up in bonding dramas by way of alien beings. Eve Lorgen is set to resolve the secret. whereas different abduction researchers politiely gloss over this hugely debatable material, Eve describes the affection chunk speculation with striking readability, compassion and humor. by means of her definition, the affection chunk is one of those "psychic rape" wherein the sufferer is kidnapped, then manipulated into bonding with a detailed love accomplice selected by means of the alien beings. the consequences of the affection chunk can diversity from 'puppy love" to surprising urges to marry a whole stranger. via numerous attention-grabbing case histories, Lorgen demonstrates how the alien beings could be orchestrating those dramas for his or her personal ends. it really is as though the extraterrestrial beings are harvesting human emo! ! tional power. no matter what their causes, Lorgen easily states that the center of the problem lies in concerns of the guts.
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  • Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov's Little Girl All Over Again

    By Graham Vickers

    In the summer time of 1958, a twelve-year-old woman took the area by way of storm—Lolita was released within the usa. This baby, so clean and alive, but so pitiable in her abuse by the hands of the novel's narrator, engendered outrage and sympathy alike, and has persisted to take action ever since.

     

    Yet Lolita's photograph within the broader public attention has replaced. now not a bit woman, Lolita has come to indicate a precocious temptress, a crafty underage vixen who'll cease at not anything to get her guy. How may perhaps this have happened?

     

    Chasing Lolita, published at the 50th anniversary of Lolita's American book, is an important modern significant other to Vladimir Nabokov's nice novel. It establishes who Lolita relatively used to be again in 1958, explores her predecessors of all stripes, and examines the multitude of films, theatrical exhibits, literary spin-offs, artifacts, type, paintings, images, and tabloid excesses that experience distorted her identification and stolen her identify. It considers not only the "Lolita influence" yet transferring attitudes towards the continually unstable mixture of intercourse, teenagers, and renowned entertainment—from Victorian instances to the current. And it additionally seems to be at a few real-life circumstances of younger women who grew to become the blameless sufferers of somebody else’s obsession—unhappy sisters to at least one of the main affecting heroines in American fiction, and the most greatly misunderstood.

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  • Traveling Through the Boondocks: In and Out of Academic Hierarchy

    By Terry Caesar

    What's it wish to be a school member at a college within the usa that enjoys no attractiveness or contrast? touring in the course of the Boondocks discusses this example now not from the pinnacle down yet from the ground up, the place the event of exclusion levels from that of departments the place scholarship will get to count number in hiring judgements to meetings the place in simple terms members from elite associations get to seem on level. This booklet reinvigorates our realizing of upper schooling by way of illuminating the typical stipulations below which teachers paintings and the hierarchical differences within which they're constantly embedded.
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  • Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

    By John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia

    In this New York Times and Wall road Journal bestseller, entire meals marketplace cofounder John Mackey and professor and awake Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent sturdy of either company and capitalism. that includes a few of today’s best-known and such a lot profitable businesses, they illustrate how those forces can—and do—work such a lot powerfully to create worth for all stakeholders, together with clients, staff, providers, traders, society, and the environment.

    Conscious Capitalism is helping us larger know how businesses similar to Southwest airways, Costco, UPS, Panera, Patagonia, Google, The box shop, and so forth, use 4 particular tenets—higher goal, stakeholder integration, wide awake management, and unsleeping tradition and management—to construct robust companies, boost capitalism towards its optimum capability, and foster a extra confident atmosphere for all of us.

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  • Launch a WordPress.com Blog In A Day For Dummies

    Let this 96-page ebook convey you the short and simple technique to release your blog

    WordPress is without doubt one of the most well-liked running a blog structures. if you are able to commence your WordPress weblog, this convenient book gets you going. It will get correct to the purpose, displaying you the way to create a WordPress.com account, navigate WordPress.com and use the Dashboard, customise weblog settings, use topics, manage your weblog, and get dressed it up with widgets and improvements. a different hyperlink to dummies.com presents additional info, together with video tutorials that improve your web publication IQ. learn it this day and feature your web publication up and operating tomorrow!

    • This hugely targeted publication can provide the immediately line on developing a web publication utilizing WordPress.com
    • Walks you thru developing your account, navigating WordPress.com and utilizing the Dashboard, settling on a subject matter to your web publication, customizing settings, and organizing your web publication through categories
    • Provides additional fabrics, together with video tutorials on developing settings and privateness controls, plus step by step directions for establishing your blog

    Launch a WordPress.com web publication In an afternoon For Dummies is the short and straightforward solution to subscribe to the blogosphere with WordPress.com.

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  • Adaptive Image Processing: A Computational Intelligence Perspective, Second Edition (Image Processing Series)

    Illustrating crucial elements of adaptive snapshot processing from a computational intelligence point of view, the second one variation of Adaptive photo Processing: A Computational Intelligence Perspective presents an authoritative and specified account of computational intelligence (CI) equipment and algorithms for adaptive photo processing in regularization, facet detection, and early imaginative and prescient.

    With 3 new chapters and up to date info all through, the hot variation of this well known reference contains enormous new fabric that makes a speciality of purposes of complicated CI concepts in snapshot processing purposes. It introduces new thoughts and frameworks that exhibit how neural networks, help vector machines, fuzzy good judgment, and evolutionary algorithms can be utilized to handle new demanding situations in photo processing, together with low-level snapshot processing, visible content material research, characteristic extraction, and development recognition.

    Emphasizing advancements in cutting-edge CI options, reminiscent of content-based picture retrieval, this booklet maintains to supply educators, scholars, researchers, engineers, and technical managers in visible info processing with the updated realizing required to handle modern demanding situations in photo content material processing and research.

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  • Quarterly Essay 57 Dear Life: On Caring for the Elderly

    During this relocating and debatable Quarterly Essay, physician and author Karen Hitchcock investigates the remedy of the aged and loss of life via a few unforgettable instances. With honesty and deep event, she seems at end-of-life judgements, frailty and dementia, over-treatment and escalating costs.

    Ours is a society during which ageism, frequently disguised, threatens to show the aged right into a “burden” – tough, hopeless, pricey and homogenous. whereas we rightly search to slash therapy whilst it really is futile, destructive or opposed to a patient’s needs, this may occasionally result in limits on care that go well with the method instead of the individual. medical professionals could claim a state of affairs hopeless whilst it might now not be so.

    We needs to plan for a destiny while extra folks may be previous, Hitchcock argues, with the purpose of constructing that point greater, no longer shorter. And we needs to switch our associations and society to satisfy the desires of an getting older inhabitants. Dear Life is a landmark essay through one among Australia’s strongest writers.

    ‘The aged, the frail are our society. they're our mom and dad and grandparents, our carers and neighbours, and they're each folks within the not-too-distant destiny … they aren't a becoming rate to be controlled or a burden to be shifted or a horror to be hidden away, yet humans whose wishes require us to alter …’ —Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life

    ‘In Dear Life, Hitchcock has laid out her most vital paintings so far within the form of transparent, rational, respectful prose that the subject calls for. up to our normal intuition should be to evade our gaze from loss of life, to push it from our minds at each chance, this essay is inspirational and aspirational in its scope. it really is hugely advised to all those that carry existence pricey, and particularly to these whose expert lives are dedicated to assisting us via affliction and demise with dignity.’ —Weekend Australian

    ‘Hitchcock’s essay isn't cozy examining, however it is compelling’ —Saturday Paper

    ‘One of the main compelling and strong ever released within the Quarterly Essay sequence’ —Sydney Morning Herald

    ‘A delicate, rigorous, and relocating account that exposes the present ageism in our scientific providers and in Australian society as a whole.’ —Australian e-book Review

    Karen Hitchcock is the writer of Quarterly Essay fifty seven Dear lifestyles: On taking care of the elderly, the award-winning tale assortment Little White Slips and a customary contributor to the Monthly. She is usually a employees health care professional in acute and basic medication on the Alfred health facility, Melbourne.
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  • The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society

    By David Wolman


    For a while, cash has been represented by means of little steel disks and oblong slips of paper. but the usefulness of actual money—to say not anything of its value—is coming below fireplace as by no means earlier than. Intrigued by way of the distinctive chance that money will quickly disappear, writer and Wired contributing editor David Wolman units out to enquire the way forward for money…and the way it will impact your wallet.

    Told with verve and wit, The finish of Money explores a facet of our day-by-day lives so primary that we not often cease to consider it. You’ll by no means examine a buck invoice an analogous approach again.
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  • The Mammoth Book of Chess

    By Graham Burgess

    For rookie chess avid gamers or complex gamers who easily are looking to hone their talents, this re-creation of the chess vintage has been totally revised and up-to-date. With this consultant, inclusive of classes in strategies and attacking process, a variety of the best video games ever performed, necessary suggestion on membership and event chess, and an invaluable word list of chess phrases, victory may be yours. Checkmate!
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