Pdf ebook: The Great Escape

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Summary: The famous story of mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp that inspired the classic film. One of the most famous true stories from the last war, The GREA

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  • Publisher: Orion
  • ISBN: 1474624944
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: The famous story of mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp that inspired the classic film. One of the most famous true stories from the last war, The GREAT ESCAPE tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner-of-war camp worked together to achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had escaped. All of this was conducted under the very noses of their prison guards. When the right night came, the actual escape itself was timed to the split second - but of course, not everything went according to plan...


Pdf ebook: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

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Summary: A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilli

  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 1524747386
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's own diaries, atlases, and publications. She gives us an intimate portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and John Muir. This gorgeous account of the expedition not only shows how Humboldt honed his groundbreaking understanding of the natural world but also illuminates the man and his passions.


Pdf ebook: Culinary Art and Anthropology

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Summary: Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory

  • Author : Joy Adapon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847884555
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: Culinary Art and Anthropology is an anthropological study of food. It focuses on taste and flavour using an original interpretation of Alfred Gell's theory of the 'art nexus'. Grounded in ethnography, it explores the notion of cooking as an embodied skill and artistic practice. The integral role and concept of 'flavour' in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. Women's work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce 'traditional' Mexican cooking in restaurant settings. Including recipes to allow readers to practise the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. It will appeal to social scientists, food lovers, and those interested in the growing fields of food studies and the anthropology of the senses.


Pdf ebook: Beautiful Boys

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Summary: Two darkly magical Weetzie Bat stories about the search for self from Francesca Lia Block: Missing Angel Juan and Baby Be-Bop.

  • Author : Francesca Lia Block
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0061732559
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Two darkly magical Weetzie Bat stories about the search for self from Francesca Lia Block: Missing Angel Juan and Baby Be-Bop.


Pdf ebook: Political Socialization of Youth

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Summary: This book increases the awareness of youth political agency and how it relates to adults, governments, communities, and local and global discourse. It reve

  • Author : Janette Habashi
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137475234
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: This book increases the awareness of youth political agency and how it relates to adults, governments, communities, and local and global discourse. It reveals the complexity of youth’s political lives as it intersects with social identifiers such as location, gender, and political status, and interacts with neoliberal discourse embedded in media, local politics, education, and religious idioms. This book fills a gap in existing research to provide a body of literature on the political socialization and its manifestation in youth political agency. The research findings aid in understanding the abilities of youth to reason, reflect upon, articulate, and act upon their political views. This research is not only pertinent to children in Palestine, but can also be applied to children living everywhere as global discourse of oppression is not limited to a location, age or a group.


Pdf ebook: Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions

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Summary: Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses

  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309133661
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Language: English
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Description: Each year, more than 33 million Americans receive health care for mental or substance-use conditions, or both. Together, mental and substance-use illnesses are the leading cause of death and disability for women, the highest for men ages 15-44, and the second highest for all men. Effective treatments exist, but services are frequently fragmented and, as with general health care, there are barriers that prevent many from receiving these treatments as designed or at all. The consequences of this are seriousâ€"for these individuals and their families; their employers and the workforce; for the nation’s economy; as well as the education, welfare, and justice systems. Improving the Quality of Health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions examines the distinctive characteristics of health care for mental and substance-use conditions, including payment, benefit coverage, and regulatory issues, as well as health care organization and delivery issues. This new volume in the Quality Chasm series puts forth an agenda for improving the quality of this care based on this analysis. Patients and their families, primary health care providers, specialty mental health and substance-use treatment providers, health care organizations, health plans, purchasers of group health care, and all involved in health care for mental and substanceâ€"use conditions will benefit from this guide to achieving better care.


Pdf ebook: Chasing Venus

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Summary: The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eig

  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307958612
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system. On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth and the sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system—but only if they could compile data from many different points of the globe, all recorded during the short period of the transit. Overcoming incredible odds and political strife, astronomers from Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Sweden, and the American colonies set up observatories in remote corners of the world, only to have their efforts thwarted by unpredictable weather and warring armies. Fortunately, transits of Venus occur in pairs: eight years later, the scientists would have another opportunity to succeed. Chasing Venus brings to life the personalities of the eighteenth-century astronomers who embarked upon this complex and essential scientific venture, painting a vivid portrait of the collaborations, the rivalries, and the volatile international politics that hindered them at every turn. In the end, what they accomplished would change our conception of the universe and would forever alter the nature of scientific research.


Pdf ebook: Founding Gardeners

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Summary: From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, a fascinating look at the Founding Fathers like none you've seen before. For the Founding Fathers,

  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307595544
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, a fascinating look at the Founding Fathers like none you've seen before. For the Founding Fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions: a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the battle for liberty and a belief in the greatness of their new nation. Founding Gardeners is an exploration of that obsession, telling the story of the revolutionary generation from the unique perspective of their lives as gardeners, plant hobbyists, and farmers. Acclaimed historian Andrea Wulf describes how George Washington wrote letters to his estate manager even as British warships gathered off Staten Island; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams’s faith in their fledgling nation; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of environmentalism. Through these and other stories, Wulf reveals a fresh, nuanced portrait of the men who created our nation.


Pdf ebook: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

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Summary: Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man w

  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101652950
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Seven superb short stories from the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. "All the tales are entrancing inventions." —Publishers Weekly


Pdf ebook: Growth and Structure of the English Language

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Summary: This early work Otto Jespersen was originally published in 1905 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Growth and Structu

  • Author : Otto Jespersen
  • Publisher: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1473347068
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 278
  • Language: English
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Description: This early work Otto Jespersen was originally published in 1905 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Growth and Structure of the English Language' is a scholarly linguistic study. Otto Jespersen was born in Randers, Denmark on 16th July 1869. He worked as an academic at Copenhagen University and rose to the position of professor of English, a post he held from 1893 to 1925. Jespersen made a considerable contribution to the study of linguistics and some of his works are still used as the basic texts for study in the field.


Pdf ebook: The Last Apprentice: The Spook's Tale

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Summary: The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom's is only one story. There are others. . . . T

  • Author : Joseph Delaney
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062120972
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom's is only one story. There are others. . . . The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom's closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past? What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county? And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county's menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them. Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?


Pdf ebook: Programming Pearls

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Summary: When programmers list their favorite books, Jon Bentley’s collection of programming pearls is commonly included among the classics. Just as natural pearl

  • Author : Jon Bentley
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0134498038
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: When programmers list their favorite books, Jon Bentley’s collection of programming pearls is commonly included among the classics. Just as natural pearls grow from grains of sand that irritate oysters, programming pearls have grown from real problems that have irritated real programmers. With origins beyond solid engineering, in the realm of insight and creativity, Bentley’s pearls offer unique and clever solutions to those nagging problems. Illustrated by programs designed as much for fun as for instruction, the book is filled with lucid and witty descriptions of practical programming techniques and fundamental design principles. It is not at all surprising that Programming Pearls has been so highly valued by programmers at every level of experience. In this revision, the first in 14 years, Bentley has substantially updated his essays to reflect current programming methods and environments. In addition, there are three new essays on testing, debugging, and timing set representations string problems All the original programs have been rewritten, and an equal amount of new code has been generated. Implementations of all the programs, in C or C++, are now available on the Web. What remains the same in this new edition is Bentley’s focus on the hard core of programming problems and his delivery of workable solutions to those problems. Whether you are new to Bentley’s classic or are revisiting his work for some fresh insight, the book is sure to make your own list of favorites.


Pdf ebook: Partizipative Medienkulturen

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Summary: Der Gedanke der Partizipation bildet einen integralen Bestandteil moderner, demokratisch verfasster Gesellschaften. Mit dem Internet, speziell dem sog. Web

  • Author : Ralf Biermann,Johannes Fromme,Dan Verständig
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658017937
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 300
  • Language: English
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Description: Der Gedanke der Partizipation bildet einen integralen Bestandteil moderner, demokratisch verfasster Gesellschaften. Mit dem Internet, speziell dem sog. Web 2.0, haben sich die Koordinaten sozialer, kultureller und politischer Partizipation in vergleichsweise kurzer Zeit anscheinend deutlich verschoben. Die Beiträge des Sammelbandes behandeln aus verschiedenen fachlichen Perspektiven die Frage, wie dieser Wandel angemessen beschrieben und eingeschätzt werden kann. Die Betrachtungen berücksichtigen nicht nur die Implikationen für politische Teilhabe, sondern gehen z.B. auch auf kulturelle Artikulationen im Netz und neue Formen der Beteiligung von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Bildungs- und Erziehungskontexten ein.