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A Home to Die For
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Price: Free! Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Two short stories for your enjoyment. A HOME TO DIE FOR originally published in Alienskin Magazine. A man has interesting ideas about remodeling his home. THE ADJUSTER: Saving the world brings a high personal price.
Social Entrepreneurs Speak: Essays, Articles, and Interviews on Social Entrepreneurship
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,060. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
What is social entrepreneurship and what can we learn from it? In this collection of interviews, profiles, and articles, compiled from Rachel Signer's work as a reporter and essayist for the website Dowser.org, we have a wealth of case studies. Signer's writings lend voice to the social entrepreneurs and innovators who are attempting to mitigate the world’s “wicked problems.”
Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Pandora Poikilos. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Green living
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein This ebook points out the surrounding issues of genetically modified fruit and vegetables that consumers are unaware of. While several parties defend the use of technology to create food, it appears that little is being done to increase awareness about this matter to the end consumer.
Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
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Series: Learning Lessons. Price: Free! Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / general
The frequency of intense floods and storms is increasing globally and in Asia and the Pacific amid the specter of climate change, pointing to the need for better mitigation and adaptation to natural disasters. What lessons have we learned so far about how we can better face this issue?
Grassroots Handbook for Effective Community Organizing
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Price: Free! Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Marmalade Publishing. Category: Essay » Political
This book provides guidance and serves as a call to action for those interested in learning more about community organizing.
Piper's Wish For Annie
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Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
While playing in the park, Piper and her butterfly friend, Hope, encounter Annie, a girl who is having an asthma attack. Piper asks her what is wrong and learns about her respiratory disorder, as well as some of Annie's unfulfilled hopes and dreams. Piper runs to the home of her friend Lindy, a magic gopher, who grants Piper a wish that enables Annie's dreams to come true.
Courtney Case and the Pobblebonk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Australia & Oceania
My name is Courtney Case. I live in Australia. In my spare time, I’m a Private Detective. I’ve got my best friend and trusty sidekick, Laura, to take notes, and my cat, Maggie. Together, we form the Courtney Case Detective Agency – No Case Too Small. Being a Private Detective isn’t always about crime. Things can get lost or go missing by accident. That’s where I’m happy to help, like in this case.
A Woman in Russia
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,080. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A train journey across Siberia places the writer in a carriage, in which Russian men are unwinding by consuming alcohol. A stranger finds the writer's leg in the dark, forcing her to make a decision. Crossing Russia takes wits, guts, and humour. In possession of these essential attributes, the writer travels across Russia, writing about Russia's history, food, and troublesome drunks.
Turtle Feet, Surfer's Beat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,300. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Thanks to her father, Penelope Lennox is dragged away from suburbia and brought to Costa Rica. Upon arrival Penelope’s mother informs her that she’s been registered to volunteer at the Leatherback Turtle Biological Center. While patrolling the beach for poachers and other predators, she ends up in the arms of gorgeous but yet oh-so humble KENDALL BROWNE.
Over the Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Social science
A look at the sea, the forest and the trees within from the view point of the animals. Showing how saving just one tree at a time can do a lot. And caring about our oceans.