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Creative Aging: The Power and Potential of the Mature Mind
By Michael C. Patterson
Series: MINDRAMP Brain Health, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gerontology
Mature minds have the potential for continued growth, learning and creative intelligence. This book, inspired by the work of Dr. Gene Cohen, examines the aging mind from an asset-based perspective.
Participatory Irrigation Management
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / sustainable development
In development, participation is defined as a process through which stakeholders influence and share control of development initiatives and of decisions and resources that affect them. This brief strives to answer the question: how can participation contribute to the sustainable management of irrigation and drainage systems for agriculture?
The Chronicles of the Emperor Arthur: A Monograph on the Medieval Welsh Myths of Arthur
By Steven O'Donoghue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
There have been many different accounts of the myth of King Arthur. One of the earliest versions originated from Wales, where Arthur was depicted as not just a king, but an emperor. This monograph examines a range of medieval Welsh stories and poems, with the intention of constructing a narrative of this ruler's life. Was Arthur a British hero, or an arrogant tyrant?
Walter Benjamin la tradition des vaincus
By Philippe Simay
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,740. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Dans ce quatrième volume des Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale, on s’interrogera sur la conception du temps historique chez Walter Benjamin et d’en définir l’intérêt pour les sciences humaines et sociales.
Des hommes malades des animaux
By Frederick Keck
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,850. Language: French. Published: October 24, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology
Ce numéro des Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale réunit des contributions portant sur des aires culturelles différentes engageant des relations variables entre hommes et animaux à l’occasion des maladies qui les affectent en commun. Un article inédit de Claude Lévi-Strauss ouvre ce volume.
Digital Calabash Redux
By Randy Baker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by St. Somewhere Press. Category: Essay » Literature
Digital Calabash Redux is an essay-style collection of blog posts from the once active website, Digital Calabash. Writer, editor and publisher Randy Baker has revived his original blog entries in ebook form in an effort to revisit and document not only his own thoughts and literary ramblings, but also the process of launching his online lit-mag, St. Somewhere Journal.
Culture Briefing: Kenya - Your Guide To The Culture And Customs Of The Kenyan People
By Bob Martin
Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,490. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Culture Briefing: Kenya provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Kenyan people. Whether traveling to Kenya, working on a class paper or doing business with the Kenyans, you'll find Culture Briefing: Kenya an invaluable resource.
HaterNation: How Incivility & Racism Are Dividing Us
By Neil Foote
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
HaterNation: How Incivility & Racism Have Divided Us is an anthology of insightful essays compiled by veteran journalist, author and educator Neil Foote. Some of the nation's top journalists and thought leaders discuss how incivility has become too commonplace in America, fueling hate and racist acts in a country that just four years ago celebrated the notion of a "post racial" America.
Fasten Your Seat Belts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin
By valerie lester
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,370. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Fasten Your Seat Belts! is the first history of an airline told in the voices of its flight attendants. Through hundreds of interviews, Valerie Lester has collected the heroic, tragic, and sometimes comic adventures of Pan Am's pioneer cabin crews from 1928-1991. At last here is a book that reveals the immense contribution made by flight attendants to the history of aviation.
Culture Briefing: Morocco- Your guide to the culture and customs of the Moroccan people
By Bob Martin
Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Culture Briefing: Morocco provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Moroccan people. Whether traveling to Morocco, working on a class paper or doing business with the Moroccans, you'll find Culture Briefing: Morocco an invaluable resource.
La Comunicación Social de 1973 a 2005
By Frank Gerace
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,010. Language: Unknown language. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
La actualización del libro "Comunicación Horizontal: Cambio de Estructura y Movilización Social" que hizo impacto en América Latina en los ambientes educativos, sociales, y políticos de los años 70. Una investigación de los presupuestos ideológicos de la visión teórica de las comunicaciones sociales propugnada por los estudiosos norteamericanos de la época. Con nuevos aportes del autor.
The History and Function of Property Exemptions in Oklahoma Law
By James M Branum
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 21,760. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Bankruptcy & insolvency
This book discusses the history behind Oklahoma's exemption laws (the laws that determine what property can a debtor keep safe from seizure by creditors), the current function of these laws, as well as suggestions for reform of both the homestead and personal property exemptions. This book would be of interest not only to lawyers but also to policymakers and legal historians.
Diverse, Disillusioned, and Divided: Millennial Values and Voter Engagement in the 2012 Election
By Robert P. Jones
Price: Free! Words: 10,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
With nearly two-thirds of younger Millennials (age 18-24) registered to vote, college-age Americans are a significant voting bloc. As the second installment of a two-part study, Public Religion Research Institute’s new 2012 survey gives voice to their voting preferences and voter engagement, views of the current state of government, and perspectives on affirmative action programs.
Absent Friends ~ The Hidden Dangers of Being an Indian Girl
By Mark Helyar
Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Absent Friends places the reality and impact of gender discrimination in the context of daily life in the Himalayan foothills, told through the stories of the girls and women who live there. From the author of Rising from the Dust ~ India's Hidden Voices, it includes references and links to relevant news stories, publications and online material.
Culture Briefing: Belgium - Your Guide To The Culture And Customs Of The Belgian People
By Bob Martin
Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Culture Briefing: Belgium provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Belgian people. Whether traveling to Belgium, working on a class paper or doing business with the Belgians, you'll find Culture Briefing: Belgium an invaluable resource.
Culture Briefing: Japan - Your guide to the culture and customs of the Japanese people
By Bob Martin
Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Culture Briefing Japan provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Japanese people. Whether traveling to Japan, working on a class paper or doing business with the Japanese, you'll find Culture Briefing: Japan an invaluable resource.
Phallic Worship: World-Wide and Centuries Long
By Allen Mack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gay and Lesbian studies
Homage has been paid to the human phallus throughout history: in ancient Rome and Greece, the South Pacific, and throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. A vast variety of ceremonies, rites, and orgiastic gatherings have been dedicated to its image with great enthusiasm.
ADB’s Response to Natural Disasters and Disaster Risks
By Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank
Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / economic development
This brief highlights lessons and recommendations from an independent evaluation report that assesses the Asian Development Bank's support for disaster prevention and recovery programs during 1995–2011.
Cracking Up The Weatherman
By R.D. Byron-Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Behind the scenes look at practical jokes played on on-air broadcasters in radio and television, as told to the author by the pranksters and their victims.
Tragic Deaths of Cary, North Carolina Youths
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
My book includes short biographies of young people who resided in Cary, NC, whose lives were ended prematurely in car wrecks, shootings, drunk driving accidents, and other tragedies. The time span of the book encompasses young men and women who were born between 1930 and 1968. Most of the deaths occurred between 1950 and 1974.