Pdf ebook: Global Warming and Other Bollocks

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Summary: The end of the world is not nigh. The idea that we are one step from calamity is as old as history itself. Every step on the road of progress has always be

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Metro Publishing
  • ISBN: 1857828461
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: The end of the world is not nigh. The idea that we are one step from calamity is as old as history itself. Every step on the road of progress has always been countered by those who think that we should keep to a primitive lifestyle that they claim is compatible with nature. But despite the fact that they've been proved wrong, the pessimists are undeterred by their abysmal record. They continue to echo a deep-seated fear that unless we repent and change the way we live, we will be instrumental in destroying our own world. Today industrialisation, genetically modified crops, scientific medicine, nuclear power and the car are held up as the harbingers of doom. Politicians and persuasive pressure groups play on this same basic fear. They scare us with tales of an inevitable global warming catastrophe blamed on CO2 emissions, they stoke the fires of terror that an epidemic of obesity will kill all our children and they sternly tell us that our indulgent lifestyle will consume the earth's precious resources. But will pesticides kill off life in our oceans, will chemicals in food poison us all and invisible rays from power cables and mobiles kill us with cancer? Stanley Feldman, a professor of anaestetics at London University appointed to the Imperial College School of Medicine looks at the evidence. An author of several books, including From Poison Arrows to Prozac, he is a respected lecturer and explainer of popular science. Vincent Marks is an editor of Panic Nation and an expert on diabetes. He is a former president of the Association of Clinical Biochemists and founder member of HealthWatch.


Pdf ebook: A Citizen’s Blueprint

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Summary: In today’s conformist, censorious, politically-correct world we are not allowed to speak our minds for fear of being called a racist, a sexist or a bigot

  • Author : Emgee
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1496982851
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 910
  • Language: English
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Description: In today’s conformist, censorious, politically-correct world we are not allowed to speak our minds for fear of being called a racist, a sexist or a bigot – and yet, when somebody does buck the trend and says what we all – or at least the majority of us – are really thinking, we often applaud it. Why is that? Surely if the majority of people think in a certain way, then that should be the way that our democracy is run. We should not have a silent majority wishing that the country was run in one way, while an arrogant minority is taking it in a completely different direction. Examples abound in UK politics of politicians not listening to the people who elected them (the EU, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan etc.) Indeed, in recent years, in politics as in TV, substance has given way to spin. Well I intend to change that. The PDC could not promise a horn of plenty for all but what it would promise is an honest, hard-working team of dedicated professionals working together to get the best deal for this country and its inhabitants – not for themselves, not for their cronies or for the self-serving elite but for the hard-working citizens of this country without whom there would be no Britain to make Great again NB - I do not subscribe to social networks but if you would like to show your support for this project or make a pledge towards its funding you may do so at; www.the-pdc.org.uk


Pdf ebook: Mobilizing Cultural Identities in the First World War

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Summary: This book tackles cultural mobilization in the First World War as a plural process of identity formation and de-formation. It explores eight different sett

  • Author : Federica G. Pedriali,Cristina Savettieri
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030427919
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 236
  • Language: English
  • Views: 777
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Description: This book tackles cultural mobilization in the First World War as a plural process of identity formation and de-formation. It explores eight different settings in which individuals, communities and conceptual paradigms were mobilized. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it interrogates one of the most challenging facets of the history of the Great War, one that keeps raising key questions on the way cultures respond to times of crisis. Mobilization during the First World War was a major process of material and imaginative engagement unfolding on a military, economic, political and cultural level, and existing identities were dramatically challenged and questioned by the whirl of discourses and representations involved.


Pdf ebook: Ferraris for all

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Summary: The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive - a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growt

  • Author : Ben-Ami, Daniel
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • ISBN: 1847423477
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1634
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Description: The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive - a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growth scepticism'. Prosperity is accused of encourage greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening social inequalities. Ferraris for all: A defence of economic progress is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics. Using examples from a range of countries, including the US, the author argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed - but to increase abundance and spread it worldwide, not to limit prosperity, as the sceptics would have it. The lively and provocative hardback edition was published to widespread coverage in 2010, and triggered debate and dissent in equal measure.


Pdf ebook: Dead & Breakfast and Other Stories

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Summary: Not all detectives are heroes. And when the dead can't defend themselves, help comes from the most unlikely sources. It might be from P.I.s with offices in

  • Author : Marilyn Todd
  • Publisher: Untreed Reads
  • ISBN: 1945447133
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1435
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Description: Not all detectives are heroes. And when the dead can't defend themselves, help comes from the most unlikely sources. It might be from P.I.s with offices in unusually high places (“Heaven Knows”). It might come from shapeshifters in love (“Stakes & Adders”). Hell, it could even come from...you’ve guessed it, Hell. (“667, Evil and Then Some”). But whether you’re cruising a narrow boat down an English canal (“The Way It Is”) or taking a break on an idyllic French lakeside (“Dead & Breakfast”), justice is like the endings in these stories. You never see it coming.


Pdf ebook: Bridget Jones's Diary (And Other Writing)

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Summary: “The best, the original, the seminal” Mail on Sunday Bridget Jones’s Diary turns 25 this year. Winner of the 1997 British Book of the Year, and named

  • Author : Helen Fielding
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1529057086
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1107
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Description: “The best, the original, the seminal” Mail on Sunday Bridget Jones’s Diary turns 25 this year. Winner of the 1997 British Book of the Year, and named by the Guardian as one of the ten books which best defines the 20th Century, the book has gone on to become a multi-million copy selling international phenomenon, spawning three blockbuster movies, a whole new literary genre, a lexicon of ‘smug marrieds’, ‘singletons’, ‘emotional f***wittage’ and ‘mummy pants’, and the familiar cry of ‘I am Bridget Jones’. This special bumper anniversary compendium also features an introduction and commentary from Helen Fielding, and over 100 pages of rare material taken from 25 years of her writing, including: * Extracts from Helen’s early journalism * A selection of the original Independent newspaper columns. * Bridget Jones interviews Colin Firth * Later columns on #MeToo, Brexit, and Bridget’s lockdown life * A selection of hilarious restaurant reviews featuring the real life inspirations for Jude, Shazzer, Auntie Una, Mum and Daniel Cleaver


Pdf ebook: How to Kill an Elephant

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Summary: Global warming will either grab your interest or see you running in the opposite direction. But there is another way. It is a truth that is never realized,

  • Author : Robert Pins
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1546296549
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 818
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1497
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Description: Global warming will either grab your interest or see you running in the opposite direction. But there is another way. It is a truth that is never realized, a truth that cannot surface once buried in the media and in politicians’ singlespeak, and a truth that is tantalizingly beyond your reach. How to Kill an Elephant exposes this truth for all to see, yet this is not a book about global warming; it is a book about human nature exposed for all its inadequacies. It starts with elephants, inexorably being driven to extinction by elephants of our own creation. Where does it finish? That’s for you to decide. Fancy a cane toad sandwich washed down with a cup of tea? Have you ever seen stalactites playing chess? You can expect a deadly serious read with a soupçon of levity and straightforward humour, because life really is too short not to indulge a little.


Pdf ebook: Apocalypse Never

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Summary: Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shell

  • Author : Michael Shellenberger
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0063001705
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed “billions of people are going to die,” contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What’s really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.


Pdf ebook: A Year in the Life of a Newly Retired Woman

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Summary: After forty-five years doing diagnostic services, Elizabeth is faced with either retiring or accepting a pay cut. She opts for retirement. She has a deligh

  • Author : Elizabeth Rogers
  • Publisher: novum pro Verlag
  • ISBN: 3990640798
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 68
  • Language: English
  • Views: 972
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Description: After forty-five years doing diagnostic services, Elizabeth is faced with either retiring or accepting a pay cut. She opts for retirement. She has a delightfully sardonic take on life, a fine sense of humour and enjoys poking fun at her fellow man, particularly if they are in any way fake, too trendy or just plain annoying. She struggles with getting things done on her 'to do list' and being a pensioner in general. Elizabeth describes how she had to dump her ex-partner who is no longer "fit for purpose". Her narrative covers all sorts of everyday topics including the perils of shopping, global warming, bottled water and the thought processes of the young and foolish. Eventually, she finds fulfilment in volunteer work.


Pdf ebook: Calling Bullshit

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Summary: Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news an

  • Author : Carl T. Bergstrom,Jevin D. West
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0525509194
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1767
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Description: Bullshit isn’t what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data. “A modern classic . . . a straight-talking survival guide to the mean streets of a dying democracy and a global pandemic.”—Wired Misinformation, disinformation, and fake news abound and it’s increasingly difficult to know what’s true. Our media environment has become hyperpartisan. Science is conducted by press release. Startup culture elevates bullshit to high art. We are fairly well equipped to spot the sort of old-school bullshit that is based in fancy rhetoric and weasel words, but most of us don’t feel qualified to challenge the avalanche of new-school bullshit presented in the language of math, science, or statistics. In Calling Bullshit, Professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West give us a set of powerful tools to cut through the most intimidating data. You don’t need a lot of technical expertise to call out problems with data. Are the numbers or results too good or too dramatic to be true? Is the claim comparing like with like? Is it confirming your personal bias? Drawing on a deep well of expertise in statistics and computational biology, Bergstrom and West exuberantly unpack examples of selection bias and muddled data visualization, distinguish between correlation and causation, and examine the susceptibility of science to modern bullshit. We have always needed people who call bullshit when necessary, whether within a circle of friends, a community of scholars, or the citizenry of a nation. Now that bullshit has evolved, we need to relearn the art of skepticism.


Pdf ebook: Trumpisms

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Summary: One may think that Donald Trump knows what he’s talking about. After all, the man—as he’ll remind you at every opportunity—has made a whopping $4 m

  • Author : Seth Millstein
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1510710965
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1267
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Description: One may think that Donald Trump knows what he’s talking about. After all, the man—as he’ll remind you at every opportunity—has made a whopping $4 million as an entrepreneur and is far ahead of his competitors in the race to become the republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. He’s also assertive, bold, self-assured, and argumentative. He talks as if he knows what he’s talking about. And then reality sets it. He can’t actually believe the ludicrous things that come out of his mouth. Or can he? This brilliant, hilarious, and horrifying collection is a compilation of more than one hundred of the most mind-boggling, insane, crass, ignorant, and downright offensive statements he's made, Tweeted, or otherwise written. We’ll cover his thoughts on public policy, international relations, President Barack Obama, his opponents, himself—and much, much more. So buckle up, America, because common sense, experience, grace, and political knowledge—who needs them? As Trump said, he will be one of the greatest presidents “that God ever created.”


Pdf ebook: Differential Diagnosis by Laboratory Medicine

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Summary: This extensive handbook helps clinicians and physicians make a precise diagnosis as well as the right decisions for patient treatment. Up-to-date and compr

  • Author : Vincent Marks,Thomas Cantor,Dusan Mesko,Rudolf Pullmann,Gabriela Nosalova
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642556000
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 1096
  • Language: English
  • Views: 769
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Description: This extensive handbook helps clinicians and physicians make a precise diagnosis as well as the right decisions for patient treatment. Up-to-date and comprehensive information for differential diagnosis is presented in a well-structured manner. The different sections describe more than 1950 conditions and around 1200 drugs. It also includes a comprehensive section on international reference values of clinical-biochemical and laboratory parameters. The detailed parameter index and an extensive list of frequently used synonyms and abbreviations enable the reader to quickly locate the information they are looking for.


Pdf ebook: Spike and Dru

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Summary: "You got Slayer problems? You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them." -- Spike It's 1940, and Europe is ravaged by World War II -- an

  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 153442122X
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 765
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Description: "You got Slayer problems? You know what I find works real good with Slayers? Killing them." -- Spike It's 1940, and Europe is ravaged by World War II -- an ideal environment for demon paramours Spike and Drusilla. The anniversary of Dru's resurrection as a vamp impends, and Spike wants to celebrate. What better gift than Freya's Strand -- a powerful necklace rumored to allow its wearer to shape-shift at will? Spike learns of a demon named Skrymir, who claims to possess the bauble and is willing to trade. Spike's task is to infiltrate the Watcher's Council headquarters and get his hands on the list of young women in training to take over as Slayer should they be called. In exchange for Freya's Strand, Spike must kill the reining Slayer, a brazen young woman named Sophie, as well as the Slayers-in-Waiting. And if he succeeds, it could mean the end of the Chosen One -- all of the Chosen Ones -- forever....


Pdf ebook: Drowned Worlds

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Summary: We stand on the brink of one of the greatest ecological disasters of our time – the world is warming and seas are rising, and yet water is life; it bring

  • Author : Charlie Jane Anders,Kim Stanley Robinson,Nina Allan,Ken Liu
  • Publisher: Solaris
  • ISBN: 1849979308
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Views: 484
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Description: We stand on the brink of one of the greatest ecological disasters of our time – the world is warming and seas are rising, and yet water is life; it brings change. Where one thing is wiped away, another rises. Drowned Worlds looks at the future we might have if the oceans rise – good or bad. Here you’ll find stories of action, adventure, romance and, yes, warning and apocalypse. Stories inspired by Ballard’s The Drowned World, Sterling’s Islands in the Net, and Ryman’s The Child Garden; stories that allow that things may get worse, but remembers that such times also bring out the best in us all. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan has put together sixteen unique tales of deluged worlds and those who fight to survive and strive to live. Featuring fiction by Paul McAuley, Ken Liu, Kim Stanley Robinson, Nina Allan, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Christopher Rowe, Nalo Hopkinson, Sean Williams, Jeffrey Ford, Lavie Tidhar, Rachel Swirsky, James Morrow, Charlie Jane Anders, Sam J. Miller and Catherynne M. Valente.


Pdf ebook: Red Hot Lies

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Summary: Liars--Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger government, more spending, and more reg

  • Author : Christopher C. Horner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1596980745
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 407
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1305
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Description: Liars--Al Gore, the United Nations, the New York Times. The global warming lobby, relentless in its push for bigger government, more spending, and more regulation, will use any means necessary to scare you out of your wits--as well as your tax dollars and your liberties--with threats of rising oceans, deadly droughts, and unspeakable future consequences of "climate change." In pursuing their anti-energy, anti-capitalist, and pro-government agenda, the global warming alarmists--and unscrupulous scientists who see this scare as their gravy train to federal grants and foundation money--resort to dirty tricks, smear campaigns, and outright lies, abandoning scientific standards, journalistic integrity, and the old-fashioned notions of free speech and open debate. In Red Hot Lies, bestselling author Christopher Horner--himself the target of Greenpeace dirty tricks and alarmist smears--exposes the dark underbelly of the environmental movement. Power-hungry politicians blacklist scientists who reject global warming alarmism. U.S. senators threaten companies that fund climate change dissenters. Mainstream media outlets openly reject the notion of "balance." The occasional unguarded scientist candidly admits the need to twist the facts to paint an uglier picture in order to keep the faucet of government money flowing. In the name of "saving the planet," anything goes. But why the nasty tactics? Why the cover ups, lies, and intimidation? Because Al Gore and his ilk want to use big government at the local, state, federal, and global level to run your life, and they can brook no opposition. But the actual facts, as Red Hot Lies makes clear, aren't nearly as scary as their fiction.


Pdf ebook: 71 Days to Save the World

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Summary: If I had the imagination I could have written a story about the destruction of our world. On Tuesday the 8th of November 2016 Donald Trump began the 71 day

  • Author : Robert Pins
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1524678465
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Views: 502
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Description: If I had the imagination I could have written a story about the destruction of our world. On Tuesday the 8th of November 2016 Donald Trump began the 71 day countdown to his inauguration as the most powerful man in the world. I laughed, and suddenly the words just flowed in a torrent of satire, irony, humour and downright rant as I plotted my survival strategy. It is both a diary of practicalities for my survival and a diary of current affairs championed by our media and leaders alike as they continue to perfect the defense strategy supposedly adopted by ostriches. The book is a blend of fact and fiction, of heartfelt hopes and soul crushing realities. Neville is real, an exaggerated caricature but none the less a long suffering friend and neighbour who even dared to oppose Brexit and I owe him an immense debt of gratitude.


Pdf ebook: Hothouse

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Summary: A Hugo Award–winning classic about a far-future Earth dominated by gargantuan plants and the few humans who remain Millions of years beyond our time, our

  • Author : Brian W. Aldiss
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504010353
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 291
  • Language: English
  • Views: 948
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Description: A Hugo Award–winning classic about a far-future Earth dominated by gargantuan plants and the few humans who remain Millions of years beyond our time, our Earth has long since stopped spinning—and giant flora have taken over the sunlit half of the motionless world. Here humans are among the very few animal species that still exist, struggling to survive against enormous odds, but they have become small and weak, and their numbers have dwindled to almost nothing. When the aging leader of Gren’s tribe decrees it is time for the old ones to go “Up,” the younger are left to make their own way below. Although the journey will not be an easy one for young Gren, he sets off on an odyssey across a perilous world populated by carnivorous plants and other evolved vegetation. But any knowledge to be gained at the terminator—the forbidding boundary between the day world and the night—might well prove worthless for the boy and the companions he amasses along the way when the expanding sun goes nova and their Earth is no more. A thrilling parable of courage, discovery, and survival, Hothouse is among Grand Master Brian W. Aldiss’s most beloved and enduring works. Ingeniously inventive, richly detailed, and breathtakingly lush and vibrant, the doomed world and people that Aldiss creates will live forever in the minds of all those who enter this remarkable realm.


Pdf ebook: A Charmed Life

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Summary: With no particular talent the writer explains how he stumbled into a profession that eventually and surprisingly worked out to his benefit. Children of the

  • Author : Trevor Summons
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 1491771763
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1948
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Description: With no particular talent the writer explains how he stumbled into a profession that eventually and surprisingly worked out to his benefit. Children of the immediate post war era were expected to be seen and not heard which only added to an innate shyness; not the best formula for the world of sales where front was considered to be de rigueur. Nonetheless with little else available in careers this Mecca of the unskilled did at least offer some financial inducements. As a result success eventually arrived with considerable help from an important and timely mentor. Having been given the opportunity to travel around the world, immigration to the USA gave the writer a further chance for betterment. Along the way opinions were formed and ideas created to eventually turn into what now seems to have been a charmed life.


Pdf ebook: Why We Get Fat

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Summary: What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim,

  • Author : Gary Taubes
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 030759551X
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1093
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Description: What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. Don't miss Gary Taubes's latest book, The Case Against Sugar, available now.


Pdf ebook: Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays

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Summary: A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide” Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist—an ardent e

  • Author : Paul Kingsnorth
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • ISBN: 1555979726
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1242
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Description: A provocative and urgent essay collection that asks how we can live with hope in “an age of ecocide” Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist—an ardent environmentalist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on “sustainability” rather than the defense of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the First World would ever make the kind of sacrifices that might avert the severe consequences of climate change. Full of grief and fury as well as passionate, lyrical evocations of nature and the wild, Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist gathers the wave-making essays that have charted the change in Kingsnorth’s thinking. In them he articulates a new vision that he calls “dark ecology,” which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us, and he argues for a renewed balance between the human and nonhuman worlds. This iconoclastic, fearless, and ultimately hopeful book, which includes the much-discussed “Uncivilization” manifesto, asks hard questions about how we’ve lived and how we should live.