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Culture Briefing: Netherlands - Your guide to Dutch culture and customs
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Series: Culture Briefings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Culture Briefing: Netherlands provides current, in-depth information found in no other single publication to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the Dutch people. Whether traveling to the Netherlands, working on a class paper or doing business with the Dutch, you'll find Culture Briefing: Netherlands an invaluable resource.
Agricultural Value Chains for Development
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
Agricultural value chains, when the poor and other marginal groups participate in them, hold considerable promise for helping reduce poverty and promoting inclusive growth. Under the right conditions, value chains can move smallholder farmers from subsistence into commercial agriculture. This ebook focuses on crucial lessons for effective value chains based on Asian Development Bank experience.
Growing in Age: Ageing in today’s society
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Growing in Age covers many aspects of ageing: - Society and it’s attitudes - The personal journey of ageing - How relationships change - Changes and challenges of loss and grief, depression, dementia and dying - Caring for older people in their homes, in family and in residential care settings - Contributions older people make in their community and their legacy for future generations.
LIVING ZEN! The Story of Zen With 26 Principles & Practices That Will Help You Succeed in Life!
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 22,470. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
This book recounts the origin of zen meditation in India, its movement into China, Korea and Japan where it became a primary feature of the way of Japan's samurai warriors, and presents the 13 principles and 13 practices that made Japan's most famous samurai so successful in fighting duels to the death...all applicable to both business and regular life in today's world.
A Girl's Guide to the Heroine's Journey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,350. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Spero Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
Suitable for all ages, this book examines 17 myths of the heroic woman from around the world. Asian, European, African, Native American (North AND South America), Australian, and Oceanic stories are re-told, examined, and discussed in detail. Each examination includes activities designed to appeal to girls 7 years old and older.
Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,670. Language: Spanish. Published: July 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Gilberto Gerena Valentín is one of the key figures in the development of New York’s Puerto Rican community between the 1940s and the 1970s. In his memoirs, Gilberto Gerena Valentín takes us to the core of the ongoing union, political, social and cultural struggles set forth by Puerto Ricans between the years following the Great Migration and the 1970s.
Dust Net
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,610. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
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Walls have always given us privacy, safeguarding us from the eyes and ears of others. That’s about to change. Surveillance drones the size of insects will be superseded by surveillance devices the size of specks of dust floating in the breeze. They will watch us, but they will also let us communicate with each other in ways that no government or corporation will be able to intercept or block.
Between River and Rock: How I Resolved Television in Six Easy Payments
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 108,430. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Drenched in gallows humor, Between River and Rock (How I Resolved Television in Six Easy Payments) is Norman Ball’s scathing report of TV’s—and the Internet’s—insidious impact on the American psyche. Yes, our endless gazing at telescreens has been mocked, scorned and rebuked before but never with such soul-force and literary panache. Before reading Norman Ball, please extinguish all devices.
Growing in Age and Wisdom
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by Philip Garside. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Anne Millar provides encouragement for older people in these inspirational reflections on the meaning and purpose found in growing older. These short, readable articles are grouped into broad topics of: • Making Meaning • Health and Harmony • Relationships and Realities • Edges and Endings • Seasons and Stages
Y is for You Are Not Who You Think I Am
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
Shadow-buster, "Y is for You Are Not Who You Think I Am" by Osho Rose, shows how to deal with negative people's projections to set you free. Spiritual seekers love humanity but can hate people. How can we actually love people instead of offering them a hesitant half-smile? Love, in spite of shadows and projections, is possible with awareness, even during a social attack. Be the cosmos you are!
Gangs and Pakistani youth
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This dissertation looks at the causes and reasons for gang membership amongst young boys in Bradford, West Yorkshire who are of Pakistani heritage. The key themes are issues of identity and Diaspora. The issues explored are the challenges facing British born Pakistani’s and the struggle to harmonize their lives between ancestral roots in South Asia and modern day British society
10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,160. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gay and Lesbian studies
Would the small gay boy you once were look up to the gay man you have become in your relationships? This is the question Joe Kort will help you answer in this book based on his widely successful first book, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives. In this book he continues the conversation by exploring the topics of love and intimacy.
Freud, Jung, Adler, Calkins, & James
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
“Freud, Jung, Adler, Calkins, & James” provides brief biographies of each historic individual within the field. In addition to a biography are theoretical positions of each individual providing input into their philosophical identities.
The Seductive Schoolhouse Scandal
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sexual abuse & harassment
Set in an urban city in central New Jersey, The Seductive Schoolhouse Scandal, inspired by true events, is the story of Jack Rumford, a corrupt school administrator operating in an impoverished, neglected, poorly-supervised school district.When the state becomes involved, teacher Cindy Stone can only hope that justice is served before Jack Rumford can exact his revenge.
Paranoid: My True Story
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Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Scott Johnson's Story - Have you ever had the whole world unite against you? Have you ever lost every friend you've ever had? Paranoia can take over and control your life. Most people find it hard to believe that some 'thing' can move into a persons life and control it. But it happened to me. Paranoia took over my life, lived inside me for six year, and changed my life, forever
Borneo Trilogy Brunei: Book 3 Volume 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,380. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by booksmango. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic studies
Book Three leads to the richness and splendor of Brunei including oil, black gold, and pristine rainforest before jumping to the south of Borneo, Kalimantan. There book Three begins with the important town of Pontianak and its surroundings and delves into cut rainforest, its peoples and the new palm oil plantations claimed to be a good alternative for untouched forest.
Close Encounters of the French Kind
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
This is a book of cross-cultural mini-dramas: an American meets a French person, resulting in a cultural conflict or misunderstanding. The reader tries to determine the reason (A,B,or C) for the conflict, before the correct answer is given with a full explanation and resolution of the conflict. Interesting,and at the same time sensitizes the reader to the cultural diversity which surrounds us all.
Race, Ethnicity, and United States’ Demographics
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Demography
Race, Ethnicity, and US Demographics discusses the demographics of the US from the perspective of race and ethnicity. Distinguish the terms of race and ethnicity along with racial versus ethnic groups. The demographics of the US would change rapidly from the time of the late 19th century. This change expects to continue into the year as is pointed out in the text 2050.
IRELAND: Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by Tirgearr Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Do you find yourself drawn to the magic of the Emerald Isle? Would you like to see places beyond the typical tourist traps? Come, join me on a journey through the mists of legend, into the hidden places of mystery. Practical information on planning your trip to Ireland.
An Introduction to the Use of Formal Methods in Political Philosophy
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Price: $12.00 USD. Words: 70,630. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Methodology
Political Theory has been transformed in the last thirty years by the introduction of methods of analysis imported from mathematics and economics. This little book, by well-known philosopher Robert Paul Wolff, lays out the elements of these technical subjects in a precise fashion that achieves a sprightly accessibility without sacrificing formal rigor.