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Seneca Six Pack 2: Six More Essential Texts

“We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca. Seneca Six Pack 2 presents six more primary and secondary texts for students of Stoicism and fans of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. There are three Seneca originals, a study of Seneca’s poetry, a biographical essay by Elbert Hubbard and a look at the parallels between Seneca and...
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Protect, Serve, and Deport: The Rise of Policing as Immigration Enforcement

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, the UC Press open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Protect, Serve, and Deport exposes the on-the-ground workings of local immigration enforcement in Nashville, Tennessee. Between 2007 and 2012, Nashville’s local jail participated in an immigration enforcement program called 287(g), which turned jail employees into...
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Meditation: Meditation For Beginners How To Relieve Stress, Anxiety And Depression, Find Inner Peace And Happiness (Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation Techniques, … depression, Happiness Book 1)

LIMITED TIME BONUS INCLUDED: You will receive FOUR FREE E-BOOKS, outlining the latest Meditation and Crystal Healing Techniques, Essentials in the Practice of Reiki, and the Principles of the Law of Attraction. Use These Powerful Meditation Secrets To Immediately Eliminate Stress And Anxiety Today! Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device....
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Ten Days in a Mad-House

A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on Blackwell Island, America’s first municipal mental hospital. Calling herself “Nellie Brown,” she was able...
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KILLER FAMILIES: TRUE CRIME: MURDER BY DADS, MOMS, KIDS & SPOUSES (MURDER IN THE FAMILY Book 1)

KILLER FAMILIES MURDER IN THE FAMILY The family home is supposed to be a place where family members find a safe haven from the stress of outside life. A place where they feel protected and loved. Yet for many this is simply not the case. The true stories in this short book demonstrate that the...
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The Yellow Wallpaper (Wisehouse Classics – First 1892 Edition, with the Original Illustrations by Joseph Henry Hatfield)

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER is a story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women’s health, both physical and mental. Presented in the first person, the story...
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THE TÂO TEH KING (TAO TE CHING – Wisehouse Classics Edition)

The TÂO TEH KING, Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, Dao De Jing, or Daode jing (simplified Chinese: 道德经; traditional Chinese: 道德經; pinyin: Dàodéjīng), also simply referred to as the Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ), is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu,...
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Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue

Summary In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a factual, well-reasoned approach informed by careful biblical scholarship. He considers both sides of this issue...
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Building the American Republic, Volume 1: A Narrative History to 1877

Building the American Republic combines centuries of perspectives and voices into a fluid narrative of the United States. Throughout their respective volumes, Harry L. Watson and Jane Dailey take care to integrate varied scholarly perspectives and work to engage a diverse readership by addressing what we all share: membership in a democratic republic, with joint claims...
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Serial Killers: 101 Interesting Facts And Trivia About Serial Killers

Thing most terrifying thing about serial killers is that sometimes, they’re just like us, as the interesting facts in this true crime collection reveal. Even the most diabolical of serial killers was once someone’s child, someone’s spouse, someone’s parent, but somewhere along the line, something happened to send them off the rails on a descent...
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Stuff Every Geek Should Know (Stuff You Should Know)

Packed with tips, articles, and how-tos on everything from performing Jedi mind tricks to creating your own cosplay gear to wooing the geek of your dreams, Stuff Every Geek Should Know is an indispensable guide to life, the universe, and everything geeky. Featuring content from Quirk’s nerdiest titles plus all-new, never-before-seen good stuff from the geekiest bloggers...
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Self-Mastery: Actualize Your Potential and Enjoy a Fulfilling Life

In the prior book, Say Goodbye to Low Self-Confidence and Failure, author PN Murrayrevealed the hidden dangers of lacking high self-esteem and fortitude. In this latest book, Self-Mastery: Actualize Your Potential and Enjoy a Fulfilling Life, sheshows you how to command the confidence that one needs to bring about a more rewardinglifestyle. Self-Mastery teaches you...
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Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Everything Flows explores the metaphysical thesis that the living world is not made up of...
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Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam

This open access book approaches the anxieties inherent in food consumption and production in Vietnam. The country’s rapid and recent economic integration into global agro-food systems and consumer markets spurred a new quality of food safety concerns, health issues and distrust in food distribution networks that have become increasingly obscured. This edited volume further puts...
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Transitions in Energy Efficiency and Demand (Open Access): The Emergence, Diffusion and Impact of Low-Carbon Innovation (Routledge Studies in Energy Transitions)

Meeting the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement and limiting global temperature increases to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels demands rapid reductions in global carbon dioxide emissions. Reducing energy demand has a central role in achieving this goal, but existing policy initiatives have been largely incremental in terms of the technological and behavioural changes...
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Uncage Eden: A Spiritual Philosophy Book about Food, Music, and the Rewilding of Society

Our planet is in peril. Our species is in captivity. We alone hold the key. We have become disconnected from the love song of our living planet, and as a result, she has become severely out of balance as she spirals through her evolution. It is not beyond our power to regain a harmonious relationship...
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GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management (Open Access): A Global Perspective

GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. This book explores and illustrates the use of geo-information in the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the...
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Factory farming and animal liberation: The New Zealand experience

This book is about the rights of animals, specifically those farmed for the table. But it is also about human rights; namely our rights in a democracy to have our voices listened to and acted on by our democratically elected leaders. The book starts with an introduction to animal welfare in New Zealand and other...
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Thomistic Principles and Bioethics (Routledge Annals of Bioethics)

Alongside a revival of interest in Thomism in philosophy, scholars have realised its relevance when addressing certain contemporary issues in bioethics. This book offers a rigorous interpretation of Aquinas’s metaphysics and ethical thought, and highlights its significance to questions in bioethics. Jason T. Eberl applies Aquinas’s views on the seminal topics of human nature and...
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Advancing Equity Planning Now

What can planners do to restore equity to their craft? Drawing upon the perspectives of a diverse group of planning experts, Advancing Equity Planning Now places the concepts of fairness and equal access squarely in the center of planning research and practice. Editors Norman Krumholz and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter provide essential resources for city leaders...
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Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking (Cornell Global Perspectives)

Government bailouts; negative interest rates and markets that do not behave as economic models tell us they should; new populist and nationalist movements that target central banks and central bankers as a source of popular malaise; new regional organizations and geopolitical alignments laying claim to authority over the global economy; households, consumers, and workers facing...