What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?: A Novel by António Lobo Antunes

What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?: A Novel
  • Title : What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?: A Novel
  • Author : António Lobo Antunes
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 9780393069532
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A soaring, symphonic epic by the Portuguese master novelist, considered to be the "heir to Conrad and Faulkner" (George Steiner). The razor-thin line between reality and madness is transgressed in this Faulknerian masterpiece, António Lobo Antunes's first novel to appear in English in five years. What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?, set in the steamy world of Lisbon's demimonde—a nightclub milieu of scorching intensity and kaleidoscopic beauty, a baleful planet populated by drag queens, clowns, and drug addicts—is narrated by Paolo, the son of Lisbon's most legendary transvestite, who searches for his own identity as he recalls the harrowing death of his father, Carlos; the life of Carlos's lover, Rui, a heroin addict and suicide; as well as the other denizens of this hallucinatory world. Psychologically penetrating, pregnant with literary symbolism, and deeply sympathetic in its depiction of society's dregs, Lobo Antunes's novel ventriloquizes the voices of the damned in a poetic masterwork that recalls Joyce's Ulysses with a dizzying farrago of urban images few readers will forget.


Combustible Organic Materials by Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz

Combustible Organic Materials
  • Title : Combustible Organic Materials
  • Author : Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110572338
  • Pages : 227
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The combustion properties of organic materials are used to assess their safety specifications. This knowledge is necessary to avoid potentially disastrous fires. The experimental determination of the combustion properties of a new organic compound is laborious and sometimes even impossible. This book describes methods for the determination and prediction of the combustion properties of organic compounds, along with some examples and exercises.


To Hell and Back by Walter Lure

To Hell and Back
  • Title : To Hell and Back
  • Author : Walter Lure
  • Publisher : Backbeat Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781493059881
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Alongside Richard Hell, Walter Lure is the last surviving member of seminal punk band Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, and the only one who was there for the full stretch. From New York to London and back again, Lure's autobiography unflinchingly explores both the sensational story of the band and its lurid legacy.


Guidelines for Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis by CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)

Guidelines for Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis
  • Title : Guidelines for Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis
  • Author : CCPS (Center for Chemical Process Safety)
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119010160
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book describes how to conduct a Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (CDHA) for processes handling combustible solids. The book explains how to do a dust hazard analysis by using either an approach based on compliance with existing consensus standards, or by using a risk based approach. Worked examples in the book help the user understand how to do a combustible dust hazards analysis.


Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Nothing to See Here
  • Title : Nothing to See Here
  • Author : Kevin Wilson
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1922330612
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A heartwarming and blisteringly funny tale of family, friendship and fire, now available in a smaller and competitively priced format.


Occupational Health and Safety Management by Charles D. Reese

Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Title : Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Author : Charles D. Reese
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1420051814
  • Pages : 520
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Developed to provide safety and health students with an understanding of the how-tos of implementing an occupational safety and health initiative, the first edition of Occupational Health and Safety Management soon became a blueprint for occupational safety and health management for the smallest- to the largest-sized companies. Competently followin


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle
  • Title : The Glass Castle
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416544666
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.


The Devil In The Detail by Paul Holden,Hennie van Vuuren

The Devil In The Detail
  • Title : The Devil In The Detail
  • Author : Paul Holden,Hennie van Vuuren
  • Publisher : Jonathan Ball Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1868424685
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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The South African 'Arms Deal' was never a single event. Rather it was, and still is, a series of scandals and outrages, all contributing towards a dubious momentum that takes South Africa further away from transparent democratic practice. The Devil in the Detail, written by two of South Africa's leading researchers on the subject, takes the reader on a journey of insight. Witness at close hand the breaking open of State secrets, with tales of outrageous personal enrichment. Explore how the Arms Deal emerged out of the criminal networks of both the old SADF and the ANC's security apparatus, raising questions as to whether South Africa's remarkable transition was not oiled, at key points, by criminal intent and collusion. Follow the trail of the various offset deals done after the Arms Deal - cumulatively worth just as much as - and discover that corruption continues to impact on defence spending in South Africa. Examine the economics and witness how the Arms Deal was not only economically irrational, but virtually suicidal, almost single-handedly derailing the post-apartheid economic project. Finally, read about the rise of the 'shadow state', the politicisation of prosecutions, and the rise of the 'spooks'. The remarkable conclusion of this landmark study is that years after the deal took place, the forces that drove its decisions have only grown in strength, further blighting South Africa's prospects for a future in which all may have a share.


Elemental by Tim James

Elemental
  • Title : Elemental
  • Author : Tim James
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • ISBN Code : 1468317032
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers. When the seventh row of the periodic table of elements was completed in June 2016 with the addition of four final elements—nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson—we at last could identify all the ingredients necessary to construct our world.In Elemental, chemist and science educator Tim James provides an informative, entertaining, and quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives.James tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, he answers questions such as: What is the chemical symbol for a human? What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together? Which liquid can teleport through walls? Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?Whether you're studying the periodic table for the first time or are simply interested in the fundamental building blocks of the universe—from the core of the sun to the networks in your brain—Elemental is the perfect guide.


Advanced Mine Ventilation by Pramod Thakur

Advanced Mine Ventilation
  • Title : Advanced Mine Ventilation
  • Author : Pramod Thakur
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780081004579
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Underground coal mining involves a higher safety risk than open-cast (surface) mining, so worker health and safety is a key concern in this industry. Great progress has been made in the past fifty years in key areas such as the reduction of dust-related diseases in mine workers, methane control, explosion prevention and mine fire control. Efforts are also ongoing to further advance the implementation of the safest available mining practices. Written by an expert with over forty years' experience in the field, this book provides an authoritative review of proven technologies and practices in one convenient volume. After an introductory part on mine environment control, different sections of the book address the essential topics of respirable dust control, methane control and mine fire prevention and control. Reviews the three inter-related topics of respirable dust, gas and fire control in underground coal mines in one convenient volume Offers practical guidelines for the development and implementation of appropriate control strategies in underground coal mines Draws on the author's forty years of experience in the coal industry


Mr. Rebound by Kat T. Masen

Mr. Rebound
  • Title : Mr. Rebound
  • Author : Kat T. Masen
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781539944386
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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Moving across the country was supposed to be a fresh start. I'd made mistakes, but I told myself I'd no longer prey on emotionally unstable women. I don't do relationships-I'm a selfish bastard that enjoys not answering to anyone-and relationships mean being with only one woman. More often than not, one that carries emotional baggage, like cheating exes or worse-kids. After landing myself in trouble, again, my cousin Charlie dared me to settle down with one woman. I'm not one to shy away from a dare, so I chose Scarlett Winters, the most wanted actress in Hollywood. The sexiest woman on Earth. I just needed to get past the roadblock-her assistant, Morgan Bentley. The wicked bitch of the west. Between her multiple personalities and the giant stick up her ass, I should've seen it coming. I'd been with enough women to read the signs. Morgan Bentley was after one thing, and one thing only. A rebound. That's me, right? Mr Rebound. But what if this time I wanted more?


Match in the Root Cellar by Chris McGoff

Match in the Root Cellar
  • Title : Match in the Root Cellar
  • Author : Chris McGoff
  • Publisher : Forbesbooks
  • ISBN Code : 9781946633125
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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In this book Match in the Root Cellar, Chris McGoff allows you to journey along with Carolyn, a composite character based on real-life people, to learn and see how it’s up to everyone to work through the struggles and find a way to redefine company culture and achieve peak performance.


Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes by James G. Speight

Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes
  • Title : Handbook of Industrial Hydrocarbon Processes
  • Author : James G. Speight
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780080942711
  • Pages : 602
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Written by an author with over 38 years of experience in the chemical and petrochemical process industry, this handbook will present an analysis of the process steps used to produce industrial hydrocarbons from various raw materials. It is the first book to offer a thorough analysis of external factors effecting production such as: cost, availability and environmental legislation. An A-Z list of raw materials and their properties are presented along with a commentary regarding their cost and availability. Specific processing operations described in the book include: distillation, thermal cracking and coking, catalytic methods, hydroprocesses, thermal and catalytic reforming, isomerization, alkylation processes, polymerization processes, solvent processes, water removal, fractionation and acid gas removal. Flow diagrams and descriptions of more than 250 leading-edge process technologies An analysis of chemical reactions and process steps that are required to produce chemicals from various raw materials Properties, availability and environmental impact of various raw materials used in hydrocarbon processing


Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin

Nevertheless
  • Title : Nevertheless
  • Author : Alec Baldwin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062409735
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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“A thorough and sophisticated effort to answer an interesting question: How did an indifferently raised, self-flagellating kid from a just-making-ends-meet, desultorily functioning Long Island family, in Massapequa, turn into Alec Baldwin, gifted actor, familiar public figure, impressively thoughtful person, notorious pugilist? . . . Beautifully written and unexpectedly moving . . . . Baldwin writes with great knowledge about old films, the art of acting, what he has learned from other actors, and about the differences among television, film and theater. . . . He’s a highly literate and fluent writer.”—New York Times One of the most accomplished and outspoken actors today chronicles the highs and lows of his life in this beautifully written, candid memoir. Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted, hilarious, and controversial leading men. From his work in popular movies, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series 30 Rock—for which he won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards—and as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, he’s both a household name and a deeply respected actor. In Nevertheless, Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir, he introduces us to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student gearing up for a career in politics; the self-named "Love Taxi" who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict drawn to drugs and alcohol who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything. Throughout Nevertheless, one constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin’s life. Told with his signature candor, astute observational savvy, and devastating wit, Nevertheless reveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before.


Combustible Punch by Paul Michael Peters

Combustible Punch
  • Title : Combustible Punch
  • Author : Paul Michael Peters
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781733088312
  • Pages : 298
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  • Language : English
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Rick Philips isn't a fighter - but he is a survivorHaunted by memories of a high school shooting, not even the bottle can wash away the gnawing guilt and creeping feelings of inadequacy that batter Rick's conscience daily. His life has been a mess of broken marriages, writer's block, terrible choices, and the morbid pity of others.When he meets Harriet at a writer's conference, the record doesn't scratch as he falls back - only this time, he may not get up.Harriet Bristol Wheeler is a dark temptress - and self-confessed serial killerHarriet has no problem killing - and even fewer issues blending back into the background after the act with the cool, calculating eye of a practiced social chameleon.Manipulative, unpredictable, and exceptionally intelligent, she's Rick's worst nightmare - and the ideal subject for his next book.A book that they are both desperate to write. Time is running out - but the sadness will last foreverRick has no choice but to enter the cracked twilight of Harriet's world and confront the history of her murderous choices up close.As Rick starts to gather the evidence for his long-anticipated book, he finds himself looking into answers that put him in even more danger than before - but this time, he may not survive at all.


Everything for Her by Alexa Riley

Everything for Her
  • Title : Everything for Her
  • Author : Alexa Riley
  • Publisher : Carina Press
  • ISBN Code : 1488022666
  • Pages : 379
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  • Language : English
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"I devour every single delicious word Alexa Riley writes." —#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maya Banks New York Times bestselling author Alexa Riley's first full-length novel shows just what happens when a strong, possessive man finds the woman of his dreams I'll never forget the way she looked, so confident and sure of herself. I watched her from a distance. She wasn't ready for me yet. I didn't approach her and I didn't disturb her, but I never once took my eyes off her. Mallory Sullivan is ready to start her new life. After graduating at the top of her class, she's landed one of the most coveted internships in the United States. Hard work and determination have gotten her to this moment of living the life she only dreamed of growing up in foster care. From the start, I knew that she would be my greatest achievement, so the day I let her go, I set down a path for her. A path to me. She never expected Oz to be the greatest culmination of those dreams. But sometimes fate determines who you fall in love with. Who makes you lose control. Who owns your soul. And then you realize it wasn't fate at all… I've wanted to care for and protect her since the first moment I saw her. I've constructed everything in our lives so that at the perfect moment, I could have her, could give her the life she deserves. The time has come. This book is approximately 97,000 words One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!


I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp by Richard Hell

I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
  • Title : I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp
  • Author : Richard Hell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062190857
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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The sharp, lyrical, and no-holds-barred autobiography of the iconoclastic writer and musician Richard Hell, charting the childhood, coming of age, and misadventures of an artist in an indelible era of rock and roll... From an early age, Richard Hell dreamed of running away. His father died when he was seven, and at seventeen he left his mother and sister behind and headed for New York City, place of limitless possibilities. He arrived penniless with the idea of becoming a poet; ten years later he was a pivotal voice of the age of punk, starting such seminal bands as Television, the Heartbreakers, and Richard Hell and the Voidoids—whose song "Blank Generation" remains the defining anthem of the era. Hell was significantly responsible for creating CBGB as punk ground zero; his Voidoids toured notoriously with the Clash, and Malcolm McLaren would credit Hell as inspiration for the Sex Pistols. There were kinetic nights in New York's club demi-monde, descent into drug addiction, and an ever-present yearning for redemption through poetry, music, and art. "We lived in the suburbs in America in the fifties," Hell writes. "My roots are shallow. I'm a little jealous of people with strong ethnic and cultural roots. Lucky Martin Scorsese or Art Spiegelman or Dave Chappelle. I came from Hopalong Cassidy and Bugs Bunny and first grade at ordinary Maxwell Elementary." How this legendary downtown artist went from a prosaic childhood in the idyllic Kentucky foothills to igniting a movement that would take over New York's and London's restless youth cultures—and spawn the careers of not only Hell himself, but a cohort of friends such as Tom Verlaine, Patti Smith, the Ramones, and Debbie Harry—is just part of the fascinating story Hell tells. With stunning powers of observation, he delves into the details of both the world that shaped him and the world he shaped. An acutely rendered, unforgettable coming-of-age story, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp evokes with feeling, clarity, and piercing intelligence that classic journey: the life of one who comes from the hinterlands into the city in search of art and passion.


Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun

Give Me Everything You Have
  • Title : Give Me Everything You Have
  • Author : James Lasdun
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448113504
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author’s strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled ‘verbal terrorist’, who began trying, in her words, to ‘ruin him’. Hate-mail – much of it violently anti-Semitic – online postings and public accusations of theft and sexual misconduct, have been her weapons of choice, and, as with more conventional terrorist weapons, have proved remarkably difficult to combat. James Lasdun’s account, while terrifying, is told with compassion and humour, and brilliantly succeeds in turning a highly personal story into a profound meditation on subjects as varied as madness, race, Middle-Eastern politics, and the meaning of honour and reputation in the internet age.


The Secret War on the United States in 1915 by Heribert von Feilitzsch

The Secret War on the United States in 1915
  • Title : The Secret War on the United States in 1915
  • Author : Heribert von Feilitzsch
  • Publisher : Henselstone Verlag LLC
  • ISBN Code : 098503176X
  • Pages : 378
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  • Language : English
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The Secret War Council, Germany’s spy organization in New York, received orders from Berlin to stop the flow of munitions through terrorism in January 1915. German agents in the U.S. firebombed freighters on the high seas, incited labor unrest, fomented troubles along the Mexican-American border, and damaged or destroyed dozens of American factories and logistics installations. The German secret war against the United States in 1915, its discovery and publication, combined with the disastrous sinking of the Lusitania in May of that year, did much to prepare the American public to finally accept joining the Entente powers against Germany in 1917. This is the story of a group of German agents in the United States, who executed this mission.


Two Brides for Apollo by Robert Rothschild

Two Brides for Apollo
  • Title : Two Brides for Apollo
  • Author : Robert Rothschild
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595617611
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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Samuel Williams (1743-1817) was a minister, astronomer, newspaper editor, surveyor, social historian, and philosopher. While a student at Harvard, he assisted John Winthrop on an expedition to Newfoundland to observe the 1761 transit of Venus. Following Winthrop as Hollis Professor of Natural Philosophy, Williams modernized the teaching of science at Harvard, taught such illustrious students as John Quincy Adams, and led a Harvard expedition to observe the solar eclipse of 1780. He was a major force in the founding of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, contributing many of its first scientific papers. To escape a charge of forgery Williams fled to Vermont by night on horseback. There he preached the Enlightenment view that mankind could achieve the greatest happiness in a life based on the God-given power of reason. Williams founded and edited the Rutland Herald, wrote one of the first histories of the American Revolution, and one of the first state histories, The Natural and Civil History of Vermont. He was co-founder of the University of Vermont and taught astronomy there. Superior surveying skills enabled him in 1806 to add 600 square miles of Canadian-claimed territory to the state of Vermont. In 1970, the American Philosophical Society published Williams's Philosophic Lectures, yet Williams has remained little known. The author hopes this book will correct this.


The Untethered Soul (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition) by Michael A. Singer

The Untethered Soul (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
  • Title : The Untethered Soul (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)
  • Author : Michael A. Singer
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1458727408
  • Pages : 544
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The chapters of this book are nothing but mirrors for seeing your ''self'' from different angles. And though the journey we are about to embark on is an inner one, it will draw upon every aspect of your life. The only requirement asked of you is the willingness to honestly look at yourself in the most natural, intuitive manner. Remember, if we are seeking the root of ''self,'' what we are actually seeking is you. As you read through these pages, you will find that you know much more than you thought you did about some very deep subjects. The fact is, you already know how to find yourself; you have just gotten distracted and disoriented. Once refocused, you will realize that you not only have the ability to find yourself, you have the ability to free yourself. Whether you choose to do so or not is entirely up to you. But upon completion of your journey through these chapters, there will be no more confusion, no more lack of empowerment, and no more blaming others. You will know exactly what must be done. And should you choose to devote yourself to the ongoing journey of self-realization, you will develop a tremendous sense of respect for who you really are. It is only then that you will come to appreciate the full depth of meaning in the advice: ''This above all: to thine own self be true.'' ---- Introduction


The Year of Voting Dangerously by Maureen Dowd

The Year of Voting Dangerously
  • Title : The Year of Voting Dangerously
  • Author : Maureen Dowd
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1455539244
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking campaign season, The New York Times columnist traces the psychologies and pathologies in one of the nastiest and most significant battles of the sexes ever. Dowd has covered Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the '90s. She was with the real estate mogul when he shyly approached his first Presidential rope line in 1999, and she won a Pulitzer prize that same year for her penetrating columns on the Clinton impeachment follies. Like her bestsellers, Bushworld and Are Men Necessary?, The Year of Voting Dangerously will feature Dowd's trademark cocktail of wry humor and acerbic analysis in dispatches from the political madhouse. If America is on the escalator to hell, then The Year of Voting Dangerously is the perfect guide for this surreal, insane ride.


NFPA 30 AND NFPA 30A by N.A

NFPA 30 AND NFPA 30A
  • Title : NFPA 30 AND NFPA 30A
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781455914784
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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On Immunity by Eula Biss

On Immunity
  • Title : On Immunity
  • Author : Eula Biss
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1925095819
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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When Eula Biss became a mother, she stepped into a new world of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, the contents of her child's air, food, mattress and vaccines. In this bold, fascinating book, Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding our conception of immunity, and its implications for the individual and the social body. Weaving her personal experiences with an exploration of classical and contemporary literature, Biss considers what vaccines, and the debate around them, mean for her own child, her immediate community and the wider world. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected; our bodies and our fates. Eula Biss is the author of Notes from No Man’s Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, and The Balloonists. Her essays have appeared in the Believer and Harper’s Magazine. She teaches at Northwestern University and lives in Chicago. ‘So well written, it’s unbelievable’ Bill Gates ‘It’s fascinating reading, made possible by Biss’ particular blend of scepticism and empathy...Although the book is beautifully written in minimal prose and organised sharply, it is hard to overstate the wealth of information threaded and elaborated throughout its tidy, sturdy structure.’ Saturday Paper ‘Her [Biss] exploration of the history of vaccinating is absorbing.’ Adelaide Advertiser ‘She advances from all sides, like a chess player, drawing on science, myth, literature...What she seems to be suggesting is that knowledge isn’t an inoculation. It doesn’t happen just once. There are things that must be learned and learned again, seen first with the mind and felt later in the body.’ New York Times Book Review ‘This elegant, intelligent and very beautiful book...is elliptical, elusive, neither collection nor narrative exactly but more a set of questions about how we frame our interactions with the world.’ Los Angeles Times ‘The power of Biss’s book stems, in the end, from its subtle insistence on the interrelationship of things—of the mythological and the medical, the private and the public, the natural and the unnatural—and on the idea that one’s relationship with disease and immunity is not distinct from one’s relationship with the world.’ Slate ‘Biss’s project, it turns out, is far grander than a simple explanation of the facts...On Immunity is as much a book about trust as it is a book about vaccines.’ Millions ‘On Immunity is a history, a personal narrative, ultimately a powerful argument that reads, the whole time, like a poem.’ Guernica ‘On Immunity casts a spell...There’s drama in watching this smart writer feel her way through this material. She’s a poet, an essayist and a class spy. She reveals herself as believer and apostate, moth and flame.’ New York Times ‘[Biss] brings a sober, erudite, and humane voice to an often overheated debate.’ New Yorker ‘Brightly informative, giving readers a sturdy platform from which to conduct their own research and take personal responsibility.’ STARRED Review, Kirkus ‘On Immunity needs no topical hook to recommend it, such is its power as a work of literature. Eula Biss is as fine a thinker as she is a stylist.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Biss has produced a book that’s like a luxurious quilt, beautiful and comforting...[her] approach is subtle and indirect, circling the subject to illuminate it from different angles.’ Weekend Press ‘On Immunity is essential reading for anyone genuinely interested in the subject. Pro or con, it will shake up what you think you know.’ Australian ‘Thoughtful and thought provoking.’ Otago Daily Times ‘A lively examination of many of the troubling aspects of how we make decisions for ourselves and our communities...[Biss] dispels myths and delineates our fears. She notes her own fallibilities and transient misconceptions, and through this brisk and readable book enlightens us all.’ On MAS ‘This important book is highly recommended for anyone interested in how vaccination works, its history and current debates... On Immunity richly rewards a casual dip and, indeed, can be sampled in almost any order to experience the beguiling, life-saving world of the immune system and all that surrounds it.’ Australian Book Review


Between Them by Richard Ford

Between Them
  • Title : Between Them
  • Author : Richard Ford
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 1443453374
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford’s parents—Edna, a feisty, pretty Catholic-school girl with a difficult past; and Parker, a sweet-natured, soft-spoken traveling salesman—were rural Arkansans born at the turn of the twentieth century. Married in 1928, they lived “alone together” on the road, traveling throughout the South. Eventually they had one child, born late, in 1944. For Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other and loved him become a striking portrait of American life in the mid-century. Between Them is his vivid image of where his life began and where his parents’ lives found their greatest satisfaction. Bringing his celebrated candor, wit, and intelligence to this most intimate and mysterious of landscapes—our parents’ lives—the award-winning storyteller and creator of the iconic Frank Bascombe delivers an unforgettable exploration of memory, intimacy, and love.


White Rage by Carol Anderson

White Rage
  • Title : White Rage
  • Author : Carol Anderson
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1526631636
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Civil War to our combustible present, White Rage reframes the continuing conversation about race in America, chronicling the history of the powerful forces opposed to black progress. Since the abolishment of slavery in 1865, every time African Americans have made advances towards full democratic participation, white reaction has fuelled a rollback of any gains. Carefully linking historical flashpoints – from the post-Civil War Black Codes and Jim Crow to expressions of white rage after the election of America's first black president – Carol Anderson renders visible the long lineage of white rage and the different names under which it hides. Compelling and dramatic in the history it relates, White Rage adds a vital new dimension to the conversation about race in America. 'Beautifully written and exhaustively researched' CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE 'An extraordinarily timely and urgent call to confront the legacy of structural racism' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW 'Brilliant' ROBIN DIANGELO, AUTHOR OF WHITE FRAGILITY


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451
  • Title : Fahrenheit 451
  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781530031689
  • Pages : 126
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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During his life, Bradbury has created more than eight hundred different literary works, including several novels and novels, hundreds of short stories, dozens of plays, a number of articles, notes and poems. Bradbury has traditionally been considered a classic of science fiction, although much of his work tends toward fantasy genre, parables or fairy tales. During his life, Bradbury has created more than eight hundred different literary works, including several novels and novels, hundreds of short stories, dozens of plays, a number of articles, notes and poems. Bradbury has traditionally been considered a classic of science fiction, although much of his work tends toward fantasy genre, parables or fairy tales.


Eat for Life by National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine

Eat for Life
  • Title : Eat for Life
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309040493
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Results from the National Research Council's (NRC) landmark study Diet and health are readily accessible to nonscientists in this friendly, easy-to-read guide. Readers will find the heart of the book in the first chapter: the Food and Nutrition Board's nine-point dietary plan to reduce the risk of diet-related chronic illness. The nine points are presented as sensible guidelines that are easy to follow on a daily basis, without complicated measuring or calculating--and without sacrificing favorite foods. Eat for Life gives practical recommendations on foods to eat and in a "how-to" section provides tips on shopping (how to read food labels), cooking (how to turn a high-fat dish into a low-fat one), and eating out (how to read a menu with nutrition in mind). The volume explains what protein, fiber, cholesterol, and fats are and what foods contain them, and tells readers how to reduce their risk of chronic disease by modifying the types of food they eat. Each chronic disease is clearly defined, with information provided on its prevalence in the United States. Written for everyone concerned about how they can influence their health by what they eat, Eat for Life offers potentially lifesaving information in an understandable and persuasive way. Alternative Selection, Quality Paperback Book Club


The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas
  • Title : The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas
  • Author : Aaron Blabey
  • Publisher : Scholastic Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781549002229
  • Pages : 137
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Bad Guys are back to save the world in their fifth adventure. They might have to "borrow" a rocket. And Mr. Piranha miiiight have eaten too many bean burritos. Surviving this mission may only be one small step for man, but it's one giant leap for the Bad Guys. 5 15/16 x 7 1/2.


A Savage Dreamland by David Eimer

A Savage Dreamland
  • Title : A Savage Dreamland
  • Author : David Eimer
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781408883815
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New Technologies in Protective Coatings by Carlos Giudice,Guadalupe Canosa

New Technologies in Protective Coatings
  • Title : New Technologies in Protective Coatings
  • Author : Carlos Giudice,Guadalupe Canosa
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9535134914
  • Pages : 132
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Materials are at the center of all technological advances; it is evident in considering the spectacular progress that has been made in fields as diverse as engineering, medicine, biology, etc. Materials science and technology must develop researches allowing the generation of new methods of protection to reduce fundamentally the losses of human life as well as the economic ones. The former are impossible of quantifying, while the latter are highly significant; thus, only those derived from corrosive processes in their different forms reach, in technologically developed countries, about 4% of the Gross National Product (GNP), while those derived from fire action range from 0.5 to 1.0% of the mentioned GNP. The book, in the different chapters, displays original systems of superficial protection and of low environmental impact to minimize the losses by corrosion and the fire action.


My Promised Land by Ari Shavit

My Promised Land
  • Title : My Promised Land
  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1922070599
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. In this riveting narrative, Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, to illuminate the pivotal moments of the Zionist century. In doing so, he also sheds new light on the problems and threats that Israel is currently facing. Beginning with his great-grandfather — a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people — Shavit recounts and analyses the diverse experiences of Israeli people, past and present: the idealist young farmer who first grew the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Provocative, heartfelt, and powerfully compelling, this is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape.


A Natural History of the Piano by Stuart Isacoff

A Natural History of the Piano
  • Title : A Natural History of the Piano
  • Author : Stuart Isacoff
  • Publisher : Souvenir Press
  • ISBN Code : 0285641182
  • Pages : 382
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff - pianist, critic and teacher - explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon generation of listeners. A Natural History of the Piano distills a lifetime of research and passion into one brilliant narrative. We witness Mozart unveiling his monumental concertos in Vienna's coffeehouses, using a special piano with one keyboard for the hands and another for the feet; European virtuoso Henri Herz entertaining rowdy miners during the California gold rush; Beethoven at his piano, conjuring healing angels to console a grieving mother who had lost her child; Liszt fainting in the arms of a page turner to spark an entire hall into hysterics Ranging from the groundbreaking music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Debussy to the breathtaking techniques of Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Arthur Rubinstein and Van Cliburn, Isacoff delineates how classical music and jazz influenced each other as the uniquely American art form progressed from ragtime, novelty, boogie, bebop, and beyond, through Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock and Bill Charlap. Here is the instrument in all its complexity and beauty. We learn of the incredible craftsmanship of a modern Steinway, the peculiarity of specialty pianos built for the Victorian household, the continuing innovation in keyboards including electronic ones. And most of all, we hear the music of the masters, from centuries ago and in our own age, as brilliantly evoked as its most recent performance. This wide-ranging volume is an essential for music lovers, pianists, and the armchair musician.


Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe

Thing Explainer
  • Title : Thing Explainer
  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • ISBN Code : 9781473637313
  • Pages : 61
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro. It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.


Here in Spirit by Jonathan K. Dodson

Here in Spirit
  • Title : Here in Spirit
  • Author : Jonathan K. Dodson
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN Code : 0830873988
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Who is the Spirit? Is he a person or a spiritual force? How are we meant to relate to him? What does being filled with the Spirit look like? Instead of relating narrowly to the Holy Spirit based on just a few of his gifts, this book broadens our engagement with him, touring aspects of his vast character that often go unexplored. It turns out, living here in the Spirit is the source of the most meaningful, creative, satisfying life possible.


Explosives by Josef Köhler,Rudolf Meyer

Explosives
  • Title : Explosives
  • Author : Josef Köhler,Rudolf Meyer
  • Publisher : Wiley-VCH
  • ISBN Code : 9783527285068
  • Pages : 457
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This highly acclaimed reference work has set worldwide standards in the field of explosives and propellant materials for the past 60 years. Now in its 4th revised English Edition it describes 120 explosive substances with their formulae, performance, sensitivity characteristics and trade names. Instructions and tables for the calculation of thermodynamic data are also included. A special feature is the short dictionary of explosive characteristics in six languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Czechoslovakian. From reviews on the 3rd English Edition: 'This wealth of information and an index that comprises some 2500 key-words and several conversion tables make this book a unique source of knowledge for anybody working with explosives.' Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics. 'The objective of the book is to provide fundamental information on the subject of explosives not only to experts but also to the general public. The book will therefore, apart from industrial companies and research facilities concerned, be found useful in documentary centers, translation bureaus, editorial offices, patent and lawyer offices, and other institutions of this nature.' Mining Engineering


Principles of Combustion by Kenneth K. Kuo

Principles of Combustion
  • Title : Principles of Combustion
  • Author : Kenneth K. Kuo
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 810
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This comprehensive text covers principles and applications with an emphasis on the theoretical modeling of combustion. Addresses chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, conservation equations for multi-component reacting flows, deflagration and detonation waves, premixed laminar flames, spray combustion of fuel droplets, ignition, and related topics. Many examples are included to demonstrate the application of theory. Emphasizes the use of digital computers for solutions.


Alaric the Goth by Douglas Boin

Alaric the Goth
  • Title : Alaric the Goth
  • Author : Douglas Boin
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • ISBN Code : 9780393867510
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Denied citizenship by the Roman Empire, a soldier named Alaric changed history by unleashing a surprise attack on the capital city of an unjust empire.


The Knowledge by Lewis Dartnell

The Knowledge
  • Title : The Knowledge
  • Author : Lewis Dartnell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0143127047
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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First published by Penguin Press in hardcover as The knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch, 2014.


Who I Am by Pete Townshend

Who I Am
  • Title : Who I Am
  • Author : Pete Townshend
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062314688
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the voice of a generation: The most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who... is a Londoner and a Mod.... wanted The Who to be called The Hair.... loved The Everly Brothers, but not that "drawling dope" Elvis.... wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer.... became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor.... smashed his first guitar onstage, in 1964, by accident.... heard the voice of God on a vibrating bed in rural Illinois.... invented the Marshall stack, feedback and the concept album.... once speared Abbie Hoffman in the neck with the head of his guitar.... inspired Jimi Hendrix's pyrotechnical stagecraft.... is partially deaf in his left ear.... stole his windmill guitar playing from Keith Richards.... followed Keith Moon off a hotel balcony into a pool and nearly died.... did too much cocaine and nearly died.... drank too much and nearly died.... detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died.... helped rescue Eric Clapton from heroin.... is banned for life from Holiday Inns.... was embroiled in a tabloid scandal that has dogged him ever since.... has some explaining to do.... is the most literary and literate musician of the last 50 years.... planned to write his memoir when he was 21.... published this book at 67.