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World Regional Geography Concepts, 3rd Edition

World Regional Geography Concepts by Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher, Alex Pulsipher
2015 | ISBN: 1464110719 | English | 464 pages | PDF | 152 MB

Filled with the rich diversity of human life, yet exceptionally concise, World Regional Geography Concepts humanizes geographic issues by representing the daily lives of women, men, and children in the various regions of the globe. As in their more comprehensive text, World Regional Geography, Lydia and Alex Pulsipher make global patterns of trade and consumption meaningful for students by showing how these patterns affect environments and people at the local level. And at around 450
pages, it remains the ideal length for covering all of the world’s regions in one semester.

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Working with Static Sites Bringing the Power of Simplicity to Modern Sites

Working with Static Sites :
Bringing the Power of Simplicity to Modern Sites

by Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1491960949 | 194 Pages | True PDF | 29 MB

Just like vinyl LPs, static sites are making a comeback, evidenced by the wide array of static-site generators now available. This practical book shows you hands-on how to build these simple sites for blogs and other use cases, and how to make them more powerful. In the process, you’ll work with some of today’s more mature and popular static-site generators.
Authors Raymond Camden and Brian Rinaldi explain the advantages of using static-site generators for building fast and secure sites. Web and frontend designers and developers will also explore methods for adding dynamic elements and for migrating an existing CMS to a static site.
– Build a basic four-page static site with the Harp generator
– Create a simple blog with Jekyll
– Develop a documentation site with Hugo by generating site files and creating the layout
– Add dynamic elements, such as forms, comments, and search
– Integrate a CMS with tools such as CloudCannon and Netlify CMS
– Use one of several options to deploy your static files
– Learn methods for moving an existing CMS to a static site

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Women and Elective Office Past, Present, and Future, 3rd Edition

Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future by Sue Thomas, Clyde Wilcox
2014 | ISBN: 0199328730 | English | 368 pages | PDF | 2 MB

This edition of Women and Elective Office offers the latest research on women as candidates and officeholders. It provides a comprehensive look at at the history and status of women in elective office, their prospects for the future, and why women in elected office matter to American democracy. It features all-new essays and up-to-the-minute research by leading experts in the field, including the latest political trends and events such as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s run for the presidency, women’s representation on the state and local level, the diversity of women officeholders’ experiences and circumstances, and female judges. Women and Elective Office is an essential guide to understanding the past, present, and future of women in all echelons of government.

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Within You Is the Power Unleash the Miricle Power Inside You with Success Secrets from Around the Wo…

Within You Is the Power: Unleash the Miricle Power Inside You with Success Secrets from Around the World! by Joseph Murphy
English | February 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B01HCGYXJ8, ISBN: 0143129864 | 264 pages | EPUB | 0.53 MB
One of three classic reissues by the mega-selling author of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind to inaugurate TarcherPerigee’s exciting new line, The Joseph Murphy Library of Success!

One of three classic reissues by the mega-selling author of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind to inaugurate TarcherPerigee’s exciting new line, The Joseph Murphy Library of Success!
In this deeply practical and engaging guidebook, Joseph Murphy takes you into different cultures and ancient teachings from around the world to expose you to the unadorned truth of who you really are: a physical temple of cosmic power that is waiting to be unleashed by exercises, prayers, and techniques which have brought abundance and power to men and women across the ages.

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Withdrawal Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam

Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam by Gregory A. Daddis
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0190691085 | 320 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

A "better war." Over the last two decades, this term has become synonymous with US strategy during the Vietnam War’s final years. The narrative is enticingly simple, appealing to many audiences. After the disastrous results of the 1968 Tet offensive, in which Hanoi’s forces demonstrated the failures of American strategy, popular history tells of a new American military commander who emerged in South Vietnam and with inspired leadership and a new approach turned around a long stalemated conflict. In fact, so successful was General Creighton Abrams in commanding US forces that, according to the "better war" myth, the United States had actually achieved victory by mid-1970. A new general with a new strategy had delivered, only to see his victory abandoned by weak-kneed politicians in Washington, DC who turned their backs on the US armed forces and their South Vietnamese allies.
In a bold new interpretation of America’s final years in Vietnam, acclaimed historian Gregory A. Daddis disproves these longstanding myths. Withdrawal is a groundbreaking reassessment that tells a far different story of the Vietnam War. Daddis convincingly argues that the entire US effort in South Vietnam was incapable of reversing the downward trends of a complicated Vietnamese conflict that by 1968 had turned into a political-military stalemate. Despite a new articulation of strategy, Abrams’s approach could not materially alter a war no longer vital to US national security or global dominance. Once the Nixon White House made the political decision to withdraw from Southeast Asia, Abrams’s military strategy was unable to change either the course or outcome of a decades’ long Vietnamese civil war.
In a riveting sequel to his celebrated Westmoreland’s War, Daddis demonstrates he is one of the nation’s leading scholars on the Vietnam War. Withdrawal will be a standard work for years to come.

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Wild Things The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy
English | August 15, 2017 | ISBN: 1451609957 | EPUB | 336 pages | 6.5 MB

An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful-and totally original-ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy.
In 1690, the dour New England Primer, thought to be the first American children’s book, was published in Boston. Offering children gems of advice such as "Strive to learn" and "Be not a dunce," it was no fun at all. So how did we get from there to "Let the wild rumpus start"? And now that we’re living in a golden age of children’s literature, what can adults get out of reading Where the Wild Things Are and Goodnight Moon, or Charlotte’s Web and Little House on the Prairie?
In Wild Things, Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, from fairy tales to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and explores the backstories of their creators, using context and biography to understand how some of the most insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators of their times created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Along the way, Handy learns what The Cat in the Hat says about anarchy and absentee parenting, which themes link The Runaway Bunny and Portnoy’s Complaint, and why Ramona Quimby is as true an American icon as Tom Sawyer or Jay Gatsby. It’s a profound, eye-opening experience to reencounter books that you once treasured after decades apart. A clear-eyed love letter to the greatest children’s books and authors, from Louisa May Alcott and L. Frank Baum to Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Mildred D. Taylor, and E.B. White, Wild Things will bring back fond memories for readers of all ages, along with a few surprises.

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Why You Hear What You Hear An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacoustics

Eric J. Heller, "Why You Hear What You Hear: An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacoustics"
ISBN: 0691148597 | 2012 | EPUB/PDF | 624 pages | 33 MB/48 MB

Why You Hear What You Hear is the first book on the physics of sound for the nonspecialist to empower readers with a hands-on, ears-open approach that includes production, analysis, and perception of sound. The book makes possible a deep intuitive understanding of many aspects of sound, as opposed to the usual approach of mere description. This goal is aided by hundreds of original illustrations and examples, many of which the reader can reproduce and adjust using the same tools used by the author (e.g., very accessible applets for PC and Mac, and interactive web-based examples, simulations, and analysis tools will be found on the book’s website: whyyouhearwhatyouhear.com. Readers are positioned to build intuition by participating in discovery.
This truly progressive introduction to sound engages and informs amateur and professional musicians, performers, teachers, sound engineers, students of many stripes, and indeed anyone interested in the auditory world. The book does not hesitate to follow entertaining and sometimes controversial side trips into the history and world of acoustics, reinforcing key concepts. You will discover how musical instruments really work, how pitch is perceived, and how sound can be amplified with no external power source.
Sound is key to our lives, and is the most accessible portal to the vibratory universe. This book takes you there.
* The first book on sound to offer interactive tools, building conceptual understanding via an experiential approach
* Supplementary website (whyyouhearwhatyouhear.com) will provide Java, MAX, and other free, multiplatform, interactive graphical and sound applets
* Extensive selection of original exercises available on the web with solutions
* Nearly 400 full-color illustrations, many of simulations that students can do

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Who Was Alexander Hamilton

Who Was Alexander Hamilton? by Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
English | August 22nd, 2017 | ASIN: B01ND0FCHJ, ISBN: 0399544275 | 112 pages | EPUB | 21.66 MB
Read the story of the Founding Father who inspired the smash Broadway musical. Born in the British West Indies and orphaned as a child, Alexander Hamilton made his way to the American Colonies and studied to become a lawyer.

He joined a local militia during the American Revolution, rose to the rank of Major General, and became the chief aide to General George Washington. After the war, he became the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He founded the Bank of New York and The New York Post newspaper. He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and is also celebrated as a co-author of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays that are still used today to interpret the U.S. Constitution.
The end of his life became a national scandal when he was shot and killed in a duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr.

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Who Are You, Really The Surprising Puzzle of Personality

Brian R. Little, "Who Are You, Really?: The Surprising Puzzle of Personality (TED)"
ISBN: 1501119966, ASIN: B0176M3RF4 | 2017 | AZW3 | 128 pages | 2 MB

This fun, smart read for anyone eager to better understand (and improve) themselves argues that personality is driven not by nature nor nurture-but instead by the projects we pursue, which ultimately shape the people we become.
Traditionally, scientists have emphasized what they call the first and second natures of personality-genes and culture, respectively. But today the field of personality science has moved well beyond the nature vs. nurture debate. In Third Natures, Dr. Brian Little presents a distinctive view of how personality shapes our lives-and why this matters. Little makes the case for a third nature to the human condition-the pursuit of personal projects, idealistic dreams, and creative ventures that shape both people’s lives and their personalities. Little uncovers what personality science has been discovering about the role of personal projects, revealing how this new concept can help people better understand themselves and shape their lives.
In this important work, Little argues that it is essential to devote energy and resources to creative endeavors in a highly focused fashion, even if it takes away from other components of our well-being. This does not mean that we cannot shift from one core project to another in the days of our lives. In fact, it is precisely that ability to flexibly craft projects that is the greatest source of sustainability. Like learning to walk, forcing ourselves out of balance as we step is the only way in which we can move forward. And it is the only way that human flourishing can be enhanced.
The well-lived life is based on the sustainable pursuit of core projects in our lives. Ultimately, Third Natures provides a deeply personal itinerary for exploring our personalities, our lives, and the human condition.

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White House Confidential The Little Book of Weird Presidential History

White House Confidential: The Little Book of Weird Presidential History by Gregg Stebben, Austin Hill
English | July 19th, 2016 | ASIN: B01HX2W2SK, ISBN: 1510714197 | 368 pages | EPUB | 1.39 MB
Were past presidents smarter, more honest, and better behaved that those we elect today? Don’t bet on it! White House Confidential shows that commanders-in-chief have been lying, cheating, stealing, and womanizing from the days of the Founding Fathers.

Were past presidents smarter, more honest, and better behaved that those we elect today? Don’t bet on it! White House Confidential shows that commanders-in-chief have been lying, cheating, stealing, and womanizing from the days of the Founding Fathers.
Focusing on the qualities that never made it into White House press releases, the authors look at their sexual misdeeds and strange family relationships, scandals that engulfed administrations, fights with enemies, and questionable money matters.

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