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First Nations Second Thoughts, 2nd Edition

Tom Flanagan, "First Nations? Second Thoughts, 2nd Edition"
English | ISBN: 0773520643, 077353444X | 2000 | 254 pages | PDF | 13 MB

Controversial and thought-provoking, Tom Flanagan’s "First Nations? Second Thoughts" dissects the prevailing orthodoxy that determines public policy towards Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. Flanagan argues that this orthodoxy enriches and empowers a small elite of activists, politicians, administrators, middlemen, and well-connected entrepreneurs, while bringing further misery to the very people it is supposed to help. Over the last thirty years Canadian policy on Aboriginal issues has come to be dominated by an ideology that sees Aboriginal peoples as ‘nations’ entitled to specific rights. Indians and Inuit now enjoy a cornucopia of legal privileges, including rights to self-government beyond federal and provincial jurisdiction, immunity from taxation, court decisions reopening treaty issues settled long ago, the right to hunt and fish without legal limits, and free housing, education, and medical care as well as other economic benefits.Underpinning these privileges is what Flanagan describes as Aboriginal orthodoxy � a set of beliefs that hold that prior residence in North America is an entitlement to special treatment; that Aboriginal peoples are part of sovereign nations endowed with an inherent right to self-government; that Aboriginals must have collective rather than individual property rights; that all treaties must be renegotiated on a ‘nation-to-nation’ basis; and, that Native people should be encouraged to build prosperous ‘Aboriginal economies’ through money, land, and natural resources transferred from other Canadians. In "First Nations? Second Thoughts", Flanagan combines conceptual analysis with historical and empirical information to show that the Aboriginal orthodoxy is both unworkable and ultimately destructive to the people it is supposed to help.

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First Aid for the USMLE Step 3, 4th Edition

First Aid for the USMLE Step 3, Fourth Edition (First Aid USMLE) by Tao Le, Vikas Bhushan
2015 | ISBN: 0071825967 | English | 525 pages | PDF | 56 MB

The ultimate preparation for the USMLE Step 3?completely revised and updated!

* The resident’s trusted, one-stop guide to acing the Step 3?written by residents and reviewed by faculty for accuracy
* Packed with proven test-taking strategies for the newly revised, 2-day exam
* Concise, high-yield format highlights board-relevant information
* Renewed emphasis on integrated pathophysiology, plus diagnosis and management "next steps"
* 100 mini-cases ideally prepare you for the case portion of the exam
* More study-enhancing, vignette-style "flash cards" and full-color clinical images
* Resident-tested tips and shortcuts for the CCS
* And more!

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Fireproof Your Life for Teens


Fireproof Your Life for Teens by Michael Catt, Amy Parker
B&H Kids | English | 2015 | ISBN: 143368487X | 176 Pages | EPUB | 2.7 MB

Fireproofing Your Life for Teens is the follow up to the award winning title Courageous Teens f by Michael Catt, senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church and executive producer of the hit film Courageous.The popularity of the film Fireproof made one thing certain: we as Christians are continually seeking ways to galvanize our faith against the fires of the world around us. And there is arguably no time in our lives when our faith is more under fire than our teenage years. As young people struggle to learn who they are, they can only forge an indestructible identity by remembering whose they are.

Using Bible-based teachings and practical applications, Fireproof Your Life for Teens will walk them through the process of building an invincible, impenetrable faith. And this is not a faith that just shows up on Sunday mornings, but one that reaches deep into their hearts and stretches out to encompass every area of their lives. From decision-making to relationships to money, Michael Catt and Amy Parker will show teens how a fireproof faith and biblical principles play an integral part in every aspect of their day-to-day lives, as well as in shaping their future.

We make life so complicated. Trials and temptations will come, but the solution is simple. For every single situation we are going to face, for every decision we are going to make, the answer is there. And it begins and ends with God. Like Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego in that famous fiery furnace, when we learn to stand with God, we can all be fireproof.

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Firearms and Fingerprints

Firearms and Fingerprints (Essentials of Forensic Science) by Edward E. Hueske
English | 30 Jan. 2009 | ISBN: 0816055122 | 193 Pages | PDF | 3 MB

Firearms evidence examination and fingerprint comparison have had a long and interesting history. The role of fingerprints in human identification can actually be traced back several thousand years.

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Fire Science and Technology 2015


Fire Science and Technology 2015
Springer | Engineering | November 2016 | ISBN-10: 9811003750 | 940 pages | pdf | 76.8 mb
Editors: Harada, K., Matsuyama, K., Himoto, K., Nakamura, Y., Wakatsuki, K. (Eds.)

Comprises contributions by leading international researchers in the field of fire safety science and technology
Is the first book to focus on comprehensive topics related to fire safety science, especially with regard to historical and high-rise buildings and recyclable fuel and renewable resources
Contributes to a better understanding of fire safety design and methodology in various areas including historical and high-rise buildings and photovoltaic panels, batteries, and electric vehicles

This book focuses on topics in the entire spectrum of fire safety science, targeting research in fires, explosions, combustion science, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, risk analysis, structural engineering, and other subjects. The book contributes to a gain in advanced scientific knowledge and presents or advances new ideas in all topics in fire safety science.
Two decades ago, the 1st Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology was held in Hefei, China. Since then, the Asia-Oceania Symposia have grown in size and quality. This book, reflecting that growth, helps readers to understand fire safety technology, design, and methodology in diverse areas including historical buildings, photovoltaic panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.

Number of Pages
XX, 940
Number of Illustrations and Tables
402 b/w illustrations, 549 illustrations in colour
Topics
Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
Building Materials
Renewable and Green Energy

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Finite Element Analysis for Engineers Basics and Practical Applications with Z88Aurora


Frank Rieg, Reinhard Hackenschmidt, "Finite Element Analysis for Engineers: Basics and Practical Applications with Z88Aurora"
2014 | ISBN-10: 1569904871 | 736 pages | PDF | 48 MB

The Finite Element Analysis today is the leading engineer’s tool to analyze structures concerning engineering mechanics, i.e. statics, heat flows, eigenvalue problems and many more. Thus, this book wants to provide well-chosen aspects of this method for students of engineering sciences and engineers already established in the job in such a way, that they can apply this knowledge immediately to the solution of practical problems.

Over 30 examples along with all input data files on DVD allow a comprehensive practical training of engineering mechanics. Two very powerful FEA programs are provided on DVD, too: Z88, the open source finite elements program for static calculations, as well as Z88Aurora, the very comfortable to use and much more powerful freeware finite elements program which can also be used for non-linear calculations, stationary heat flows and eigenproblems, i.e. natural frequencies. Both are full versions with which arbitrarily big structures can be computed " only limited by your computer memory and your imagination. For Z88 all sources are fully available, so that the reader can study the theoretical aspects in the program code and extend it if necessary. Z88 and Z88Aurora are ready-to-run for Windows and LINUX as well as for Mac OS X. For Android devices there also exists an app called Z88Tina which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

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Finish a fight in ONE move Without any training!

Justyn Billingham, "Finish a fight in ONE move: Without any training!"
2016 | EPUB | 112 pages | ISBN: 1530972752 | English | 0,2 MB

With street attacks on the up, this book is a must read for anyone that likes to venture outdoors every once in a while. Written in an easy to follow format, the simple to grasp information you’ll gain from this book, is easy to comprehend, simple to put into practice and will stay with you for ever� which is exactly what you need to survive on the streets in this day and age.Inside you will learn:

� How to avoid an attack altogether, even when an attack is imminent.

� How to finish a fight instantly with just one simple move.

� How to deal with that ‘frozen with fear’ factor.

� How to control adrenaline and nerves.

� How to be more switched on.

� How to set up for maximum impact.

� What the BEST form of self defence is.

� What your natural weapons are.

� What NOT to do if you’re to survive an attack.

� How to build a secure wall around you.

� Identify the signs that most people miss leading up to an attack.

� What to do should it all go wrong.

With no prior fighting experience required and no further ongoing training necessary (so no need to join an expensive gym or martial art school), this is an ideal starting point for the complete novice or anyone worried about the chances of ever being involved in a street confrontation.

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