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Where's the Next Shelter?  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at July 31, 2016
Where's the Next Shelter?

Where's the Next Shelter?
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 11:10:53 | 2010 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B01FN5JQLU | 307 MB
Genre: Travel

Where's the Next Shelter? is the true story of three travelers on the Appalachian Trail, a 2,000-mile hike that stretches from Georgia to Maine, told from the perspective of Gary Sizer, a seasoned backpacker and former marine who quickly finds himself humbled by the endeavor. He teams up with Megan, a sassy college grad whose indomitable spirit eclipses her lack of experience; and Lemmy, a cartoonist from overseas whose off-kilter commentary on the wonders and frustrations of the trail keeps everyone laughing.

The Chemistry of Thermal Food Processing Procedures  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at July 12, 2016
The Chemistry of Thermal Food Processing Procedures

The Chemistry of Thermal Food Processing Procedures
Springer | Chemistry of Foods | August 9, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319424610 | 54 pages | pdf | 1.07 mb

Authors: Micali, Maria, Fiorino, Marco, Parisi, Salvatore
Explains the chemistry of food preservation techniques
Discusses if and how the chemical effects of preservation techniques on the food can be predicted
Compares modern preservation techniques with historical methods

Mrs Miles's Diary: the Wartime Journal of a Housewife on the Home Front  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at June 14, 2016
Mrs Miles's Diary: the Wartime Journal of a Housewife on the Home Front

Mrs Miles's Diary: the Wartime Journal of a Housewife on the Home Front by Constance Miles
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1471125580 | 384 pages | EPUB | 5,3 MB

The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by free4magazines at May 20, 2016
The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind

The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind
Language: English | MOBI / AZW3 | ISBN-10: 0802150926 | 1994 | 144 pages | 0.2 MB / 2 MB

This complete translation of the original collection of sermons, dialogues, and anecdotes of Huang Po, the illustrious Chinese master of the Tang Dynasty, allows the Western reader to gain an understanding of Zen from the original source, one of the key works in its teachings; it also offers deep and often startling insights into the rich treasures of Eastern thought.
Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre (Repost)

Metamorphoses of Science Fiction: On the Poetics and History of a Literary Genre by Darko Suvin
Publisher: Yale University Press | 1977 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 0300022506 | scanned PDF | 122 MB

Darko Suvin is one of the most important science fiction critics. This work includes among other things an impressive attempt at a definition of science fiction.

A Story Like the Wind by Laurens van Der Post  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at May 9, 2014
A Story Like the Wind by Laurens van Der Post

A Story Like the Wind by Laurens van Der Post
Mariner | 1978 | ISBN: 0156852616 | 384 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this epic novel, set near the Kalahari Desert, about a boy on the verge of manhood, his experiences with the wonder and mystery of a still-primitive land, and his secret friendship with the Bushman whose life he saves. The narrative of A Story like the Wind continues in A Far-Off Place.

Evening Stars by Susan Mallery  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at March 28, 2014
Evening Stars by Susan Mallery

Evening Stars by Susan Mallery
Harlequin | 2014 | ISBN: 077831717X | 352 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery returns to Blackberry Island with the poignant tale of two sisters on the verge of claiming their dreams. Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school—and her first love—so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become…complicated. Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men—her high school sweetheart and a younger, maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart.

The Road to Berlin (Military Vehicles Fotofax)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at Feb. 9, 2011
The Road to Berlin  (Military Vehicles Fotofax)

The Road to Berlin (Military Vehicles Fotofax)
Arms & Armour Press | 1990 | ISBN: 1854090143 | English | 49 Pages | PDF | 22,9 MB

The aim of this book is to provide a photographic account of the final year of tank fighting on the Eastern Front, from the cataclysmic destruction of German Army Group Centre in Byelorussia in the summer of 1944 through to the final fighting around Berlin and Prague in May 1945. In preparing this book, the authors encountered the opposite problem faced in the earlier book Operation 'Barbarossa' (Tanks Illustrated No. 16) Photographic coverage of the 1944-5 fighting from the German perspective is quite limited, while Soviet coverage is much more extensive and available. Many of the German photos included here are from collections from friends in Eastern Europe who were able to locate German files left behind during the retreat of 1944-5, and they are seen here in print for the first time.

Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Nov. 25, 2016
Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity

Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity by Keith McMahon
English | Nov. 24, 2009 | ISBN: 0824833767 | 226 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

For centuries of Chinese history, polygamy and prostitution were closely linked practices that legitimized the "polygynous male," the man with multiple sexual partners. Despite their strict hierarchies, these practices also addressed fundamental antagonisms in sexual relations in serious and constructive ways. Qing fiction abounds in stories of female resistance and superiority. Women―main wives, concubines, and prostitutes―were adept at exerting control and gaining status for themselves, while men indulged in elaborate fantasies about female power. In Polygamy and Sublime Passion, Keith McMahon introduces a new concept, "passive polygamy," to explain the unusual number of Qing stories in which women take charge of a man’s desires, turning him into an instrument of female will. To this he adds a story that haunted the institutions of polygamy and prostitution: the tale of "sublime passion," in which the main characters are a "remarkable" woman and her male lover.

Knowledge for What: The Place of Social Science in American Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Oct. 24, 2016
Knowledge for What: The Place of Social Science in American Culture

Robert Staughton Lynd, "Knowledge for What: The Place of Social Science in American Culture"
English | ISBN: 0691648085, 069162142X | 2016 | 279 pages | PDF | 8 MB