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Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 185,120. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Be a Hobbit examines the problems facing the Earth today through the lens of Tolkien’s world. Middle Earth faced destruction from Sauron and Saruman; our world is under attack from the 'Two Towers’: Ignorance & Fear, and Poverty & Greed. Our world has lost its 'Shireness.' Be a Hobbit is a guide to bringing it back, from the bottom up: one Hobbit, one home, and one Shire at a time.
CHOSEN CHILDREN - Billion Dollar Babies in America's Failed Foster Care, Adoption & Prison Systems
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,500. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social psychology
Discover the shocking stories and statistics behind the stories of the "chosen" ones, the "billion dollar babies" in America's failed Foster Care, Adoption and Prison systems.
Faces: Imprisoned Women and Their Struggle with the Criminal Justice System
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
In 2008 a group of women serving life sentences for capital crimes decided to reach out to at-risk youth and warn them of the consequences of bad choices. With the mantra: If we can help just one kid, all this work will be worth it, they produced and performed a play: FACES. The play became a phenomenon and reached hundreds of people—in the prison and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Cultural Resources and Archaeology (Rainbow Series) Part 3 - Effects on Prehistoric Ceramics, Stone Artifacts, Rock Images, Fire Behavior and Effects
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
This state-of-knowledge review provides a synthesis of the effects of fire on cultural resources, which can be used by fire managers, cultural resource (CR) specialists, and archaeologists to more effectively manage wildland vegetation, fuels, and fire.
Caos - Economia, strategia e geopolitica nel Mondo globalizzato
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 207,430. Language: Italian. Published: December 1, 2014 by Fuoco Edizioni. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Il libro analizza, attraverso una minuziosa analisi storico-economica, il percorso egemonico intrapreso, dopo le Guerre Mondiali, dagli Stati Uniti come unico arbitro dei destini economico-politici dell'intero Globo, spesso anche con l'uso della forza. Oggi però assistiamo ad un progressivo bilanciamento di quel sistema verso un equilibrio caratterizzato da un nuovo spazio multipolare.
“Ufuk Ötesi” Cilt - I
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 131,930. Language: Turkish. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Bu eseri niçin okumalısınız? Değerli kitap dostları; Kitap okumak, karanlıkta ışık olmaktır. Kitap dostlarının konuşmaları güçlü, düşünceleri berrak olur. Okuyan-araştıran insanların hafızalarında nitelikli bilgilerinden oluşan bir bilgi havuzu oluşur. Maalesef, insanlarımızın pek çoğu, kitap, gazete, dergi ve makale okumaktan hoşlanmıyor.
I Am Vietnamese
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Price: Free! Words: 73,580. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
Think Pho Ga for the Vietnamese soul. This is an edgy collection of 70+ English short stories from Vietnamese people across the world about our struggles with cultural identity, failure, parents, expectations, and life itself. Contributing authors include best-sellers Madeline Truong, Andrew Pham, Andrew Lam, and MasterChef Christine Ha, and many talented amateurs.
The Diamond & the Star
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,620. Language: British English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
With the world and the human race facing serious problems ranging from global warming, environmental despoliation, terrorism, war and a major economic downturn, many writers are trying to goad mankind into action. The author argues they `are written in an evangelical or rhetorical way, as though society can somehow be swayed into adopting some new or im-proved consciousness'.
Jak přišel svět na svět
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 58,830. Language: Czech. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
Jak si lidé z různých končin planety Země představovali stvoření světa? Různě. V této knize je shrnuto více než sto padesát pověstí, evropskými počínaje, přes Asii, obě Ameriky a Tichý oceán až ke kolébce lidstva, Africe.
Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife
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Price: Free! Words: 83,720. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Islamic studies
How is it that the western-educated, non-conformist, Muslim youth all over, not to speak of the fresh converts that too from the Christian world get attracted to fight for Islam and die for it? This novel exercise that delves into this least explored aspect of Islamic ethos has the potential to expand the horizons of the Muslim mind for universal good.
The Last Catholic Colony: Childhood and Coming of Age in Mangalore
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,070. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » General
How do young boys come of age in the old-fashioned semi-Catholic town of Mangalore? By searching for answers, through curiosity, endless obsession, and the universal power of love. Two coming-of-age stories, one as Catholic as the Pope, another with a magical, Marquezian, Macondo-like setting, are woven together into this book of fiction and nonfiction set in the South Indian town of Mangalore.
My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Two
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
This second volume of essays in the My Little Po-Mo series combines critical analysis of the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with ethnographic examination of its fandom, with a focus on what might be called the "dark side" of the latter. Sex, death, and chaos, handled as only a children's cartoon can!
How to Grow a Mask
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,580. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Josh Sitter author of “How to Grow a Mask”. The story of Haardt Zongo, one of the first members of Anonymous, the internet’s most elusive hacktivists for global change, follow him as he hitchhikes he way through Latin America.
Understanding and Using Chinese Grammar: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and 200+ Pictures showing Daily Life in China.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 63,740. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Mandarin
“Interesting,” “practical,” and “unique” are the right words for describing this grammar book. This book not only introduces the fundamental knowledge about the Chinese language but also, and more importantly, reveals the reasons behind the principles and rules, which helps learners to understand this language and apply the grammar rules well.
Antiutopias
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Price: Free! Words: 69,950. Language: Unknown language. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Future Studies
ANTIUTOPIAS - literatura, cinema e crítica social 1895-1990
Far From Home - Stories of the homeless and the search for the heart's true home
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Price: Free! Words: 57,820. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Mention the word 'homeless' and most people imagine an old tramp in a doorway but, young and old, many people whose lives seem secure can experience homelessness. These moving and honest interviews invite awareness that home means more than a roof over our heads; people may become homeless or rootless within their own mind or body, society or family. Sooner or later, we all need to find our way ho
'The Flying Whip' -The Story of Braithwaite 'Brait' Wilson and the Ullswater Foxhounds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: British English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
Braithwaite "Brait" Wilson was appointed whipper-in to the Ullswater Foxhounds in 1911, aged 26, having followed hounds most of his life. His agility and swift-footedness soon earned him the nickname of 'The Flying Whip'. However, his military service during WWI and later life have always been an enigma, but Ron's account using contemporary reports, begins to throw some light on this.
Lies with Long Legs
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 180,510. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
In his painstakingly long academic journey through mountains of source material available in Europe, Prof Prodosh Aich establishes that the entire understanding of India developed by self-claimed scholars from West is erroneous, since the initial attempt to comprehend ancient India through the Vedas was itself faulty.
Illusions
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,100. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Gingernut Books Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories
Philip Gardiner for the first time in years is releasing a new book. An all-encompassing foray into the world of secret societies, mind manipulation, Royal families, UFOs, Nazis, propaganda, religion, mass murderers and everything in between. Prepare to have your mind exercised.
Father Figure: My Mission to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,480. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014 by Mountain Springs House mspringspub@gmail.com. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse
This book is focused on prevention of child sexual abuse. It elaborates on the possibility of preventing abuse by avoiding a potentially abusive setup. The book discusses the numerous challenges faced in trying to work effectively with the various “systems”. However, it also demonstrates that even an ordinary citizen can do something effective to prevent child sexual abuse.