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Budding Reader Book Set 1: Cat and Rat

”This book series is invaluable for struggling readers. It provides needed repetition of beginning words, colorful illustrations, and the opportunity to practice writing skills.”-Kathy Slater, Special Education TeacherBuild confidence in beginning readers—especially reluctant ones—with award-winning Budding Reader eBooks.Arguably the easiest learn-to-read book series on the market, this phonics series uses an innovative, research-based format to ease children into reading. Previewing a book dramatically improves reading comprehension, so Book 1 is a wordless picture book. Repetition aids brain development, so Books 2-10 retell the story with a gradually expanding vocabulary.The first set in the Budding Reader series, Cat and Rat, introduces the short “a” vowel sound and 11 simple words (and, at, can, cat, look, rat, see, stop, that, the, you) over the course of 10 books. In total, the series introduces more than 60 simple words including dozens of common sight words.Bonus Freebies: Learning is reinforced with companion writing worksheets while the Budding Reader parent guide provides tips and tricks for making reading easier and more fun for new readers.Budding Reader eBooks were developed in consultation with Cecilia Minden, Ph.D., the former Director of Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were illustrated by artist, Doug Oglesby, winner of one Emmy, five Emmy nominations, and three international awards from the Broadcast Designers Association.Series: •Set 1: Cat and Rat (Short a; 11 words) •Set 2: Wit and Kit (Short i; 17 words) •Set 3: Bugs (Short u; 18 words) •Set 4: Hop! (Short o; 18 words) •Set 5: Hens (Short e; 22 words) For every eBook set sold, Budding Reader donates one to a child in need. One for You. One for the World. A Better World with Every Purchase. Gold Mom’s Choice Award Winner: The Mom’s Choice Awards has named Cat and Rat among the very best in family-friendly media, products and services. This content is optimized for tablets.

Aristotle: The Complete Works

CONTENTS:- Part 1: Logic (Organon)Categories, translated by E. M. EdghillOn Interpretation, translated by E. M. EdghillPrior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. JenkinsonPosterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. MureTopics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-CambridgeSophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge- Part 2: Universal PhysicsPhysics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. GayeOn the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. StocksOn Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. JoachimMeteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster- Part 3: Human PhysicsOn the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. SmithOn Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. BeareOn Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. BeareOn Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. BeareOn Dreams, translated by J. I. BeareOn Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. BeareOn Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. RossOn Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross- Part 4: Animal PhysicsThe History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D'Arcy Wentworth ThompsonOn the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William OgleOn the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. FarquharsonOn the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. FarquharsonOn the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt- Part 5: Metaphysics(15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross- Part 6: Ethics and PoliticsNicomachean Ethics (10 Books), translated by W. D. RossPolitics (8 Books), translated by Benjamin JowettThe Athenian Constitution, translated by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon- Part 7: Aesthetic WritingsRhetoric (3 Books), translated by W. Rhys RobertsPoetics, translated by S. H. Butcher

Outsmart Your Brain: Identify and Control Unconscious Judgments, Protect Yourself From Exploitation, and Make Better Decisions The Psychology of Bias, ... Irrationality (Mental Discipline Book 4)

What motivates us into doing or avoiding things? Why do our predictions not reflect reality? Traditional economics claims humans are rational actors. But is this true? Think about the last time you bought something expensive; was that item really the best choice based on value and utility? We all fall prey to irrationality and biases and make decisions based on them. This contradicts the wisdom of traditional economics. Outsmart Your Brain challenges everyday wisdom with the help of psychology and economics, commonly known as behavioral economics. Here you’ll find counterintuitive answers to the motivations behind our actions. This book is for those who don’t fear reality, have inquisitive an nature, enjoy challenges, and like to understand the real motivations of human nature – who like to outsmart their brains. Why do smart people make irrational decisions so often?- Understand why people value some things more than others.- How to use incentives to actually achieve what you want. - Understand the role dopamine plays in your decision-making to be more vigilant about your snap judgments.- Get around your natural biases related to loss, ownership, and risk.This compilation of experiments and studies mixed with the author’s wit will shift your understanding of human behavior. By recognizing the biases mentioned in this book:- You can make better decisions – be it in business, personal life, or community.- Avoid the serious consequences that certain biases lead us into.- You’ll know how people think, so you can help others make choices that are the best for them.- Learn the difference between perceived and actual risks and use this knowledge to your advantage.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 1

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 2

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 3

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 8

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 7

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

The Mueller Report

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Mueller Report is the official two-volume report presenting the findings and conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice.The first volume of the report focuses on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Robert Mueller provided evidence which argued that Russian government had sabotaged the presidential campaigning of the Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton.In the second volume Muller addresses the cases of obstruction of justice made by Trump and his associated.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 5

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Enriching English Coursebook Coursebook 6

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering?

Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering? is a collection of essays by utilitarian philosopher David Pearce. The essays deal with a variety of subjects, including the abolition of suffering through biotechnology, negative utilitarianism, our obligations toward non-human animals, the nature of consciousness, and the future of intelligent life.

Enriching English Workbook Coursebook 4

Enriching English is a language-through-literature course which aims to build in students the foundations of the English language. The series introduces students to the world of literature through a variety of classic and contemporary texts authored by upcoming as well as renowned authors. Students are introduced to the nuances of language through focused tasks that make learning an enjoyable activity.

Collins Little Learners - Rhymes & Stories_LKG

COLLINS LITTLE LEARNERS is a three-level course designed to meet the learning requirements of children in the age group of three years to six years. Focused on holistic learning and development, the series covers English, Maths, General Awareness, Art and Craft, and Hindi.

Collins Little Learners - Rhymes & Stories_Nursery

COLLINS LITTLE LEARNERS is a three-level course designed to meet the learning requirements of children in the age group of three years to six years. Focused on holistic learning and development, the series covers English, Maths, General Awareness, Art and Craft, and Hindi.

Collins Little Learners - Rhymes & Stories_UKG

COLLINS LITTLE LEARNERS is a three-level course designed to meet the learning requirements of children in the age group of three years to six years. Focused on holistic learning and development, the series covers English, Maths, General Awareness, Art and Craft, and Hindi.

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

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Zen: Zen For Beginners a beginners guide to Mindfulness and Meditation methods to relieve anxiety (meditation, zen buddhism, mindfulness, ying yang, zen ... peacefulness, relieve anxiety Book 1)

A beginners guide to the amazing World of Zen!In saying, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without,” Buddha is 100 percent right. Even if you possess all the luxuries wealth can buy, you cannot be happy and excited about your life if you are not peaceful from the inside. How can you learn to cultivate inner peace and a sense of fulfillment while the world we live in is as a fast-paced and stressful one where because we have so many responsibilities to attend and so much work to do, it often becomes nearly impossible to be peaceful and happy?While it is true that we live in a hectic and stressing world, this does not mean you can never attain inner peace and fulfillment. You can certainly be peaceful and fulfilled even as you fulfill your responsibilities and enjoy your life. How can you do that? Well, the answer is simple: Zen Zen is a branch of Buddhism that focuses mainly on meditation and teaches you ways to infuse peace and calm into your routine life. If you desire to learn all about Zen and follow Zen practices, this book is for you. Created as a complete Zen guide for beginners, this book illuminates Zen and its benefits along with easy-to-follow steps guaranteed to help you bring the essence of Zen into your everyday life and thus make your life more meaningful, peaceful, and harmonious.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...A Closer Look At ZenStep 1: Simplify Your Life And Focus Only On The EssentialsStep 2: Improve Your Actions By Re-Assessing Your Goals And AspirationsStep 3: Meditate To Be More Aware Of YourselfAnd much, much more!Download your copy today!Tags: Zen buddhism, zen book, happiness, meditation, mindfulness, stress, anxiety, zen habits, peacefulness, mindset, philosophy, ying yang, self help, chi, reiki, auras, traditional Chinese medicine, taoist, yoga, anxiety

Making Moral Judgments: Psychological Perspectives on Morality, Ethics, and Decision-Making

This fascinating new book examines diversity in moral judgements, drawing on recent work in social, personality, and evolutionary psychology, reviewing the factors that influence the moral judgments people make.Why do reasonable people so often disagree when drawing distinctions between what is morally right and wrong? Even when individuals agree in their moral pronouncements, they may employ different standards, different comparative processes, or entirely disparate criteria in their judgments. Examining the sources of this variety, the author expertly explores morality using ethics position theory, alongside other theoretical perspectives in moral psychology, and shows how it can relate to contemporary social issues from abortion to premarital sex to human rights. Also featuring a chapter on applied contexts, using the theory of ethics positions to gain insights into the moral choices and actions of individuals, groups, and organizations in educational, research, political, medical, and business settings, the book offers answers that apply across individuals, communities, and cultures.Investigating the relationship between people’s personal moral philosophies and their ethical thoughts, emotions, and actions, this is fascinating reading for students and academics from psychology and philosophy and anyone interested in morality and ethics.

R. Holmes & Co. Being the Remarkable Adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq., Detective and Amateur Cracksman by Birth

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Serial Killers True Crime: Chilling True Crime Cases Of The Worlds Most Twisted Serial Killers And Criminals (True Crime, Organized Crime Book 1)

Chilling True Crime Cases Of The Worlds Most Twisted Serial Killers And CriminalsA lot of people have hobbies - most of the time, that hobby is directed by their penchant for a certain thing; sometimes travel and exploration, sometimes food, and in other cases, crafts. However, there are people whose hobbies consist of sinister things: some of them desire to kill women, both young and old, children, or homosexuals.Serial killers often act unpredictably - even experts who study them agree that there is no telling how they will react once they have completed a murder. Many of them become perfectionists, often using the same MO throughout their killing spree and fine tuning it to suit their tastes. Others become braver and take more risks to increase the adrenaline rush. For others, each murder becomes more brutal than the next, while in some cases, they virtually stop - as if their need to kill had been sated appropriately. All we can say for certain is that it is an area of interest for many people and that many movies, books and television shows have been created in response to this.In this book, you will learn of 5 people whose desire to murder was sated – learn how they started, why did they did it, and how they were captured. If you love reading about the twisted minds and heinous actions of some of the worlds most psychotic serial killers, then grab this book now!* Scroll Up and Get Now! *

Introduction to critical criminology

This 2-hour free course introduced critical criminology and its stance on the concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime.

On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition)

A celebration of individuality, diversity, and nonconformity, On Liberty still makes a persuasive argument for what John Stuart Mill believed to be humankind’s essential liberties: the freedoms of speech, assembly, and the pursuit of pleasure, so long as one’s actions do not impede the liberty of another. These freedoms, he maintained, result in a far more successful society than one ruled by the tyranny of the majority.An exploration of the limits of government over the individual, this treatise on personal liberty has inspired debate since its publication in 1859, and has provided the foundation for modern liberal political thought.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.Revised edition: Previously published as On Liberty, this edition of On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Criminology beyond crime

This 3-hour free course examined the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative definition of 'crime' and considered Green Criminology as an example.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How to Build Brain Strength and Reshape Your Life with Behavioral Therapy: A Guide to Self-Empowerment with CBT, DBT, and ACT

The Ultimate Guide to Building Brain Strength and Self-EmpowermentHow to Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reshape Your LifeDo you feel overwhelmed with negative thoughts and emotions? Do you struggle with depression and anxiety? Are you looking for a way to reshape your life and gain control over your thoughts and emotions? This book will put you on the patch to a complete change in your outlook and emotional state.Psychotherapy, sometimes called “talk therapy”, is a powerful tool that has worked wonders in the lives of millions of people. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about how psychotherapy, and it different components, work. This book will explain how things cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, work.Inside you will discover:What is psychotherapy and how does it work?Types of psychotherapyWhat is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?What is cognitive dissonance?How CBT helps you overcome negative thinkingHow CBT helps you with anger managementThe ways to overcome bad habits with CBTThe role of mindfulnessWhat is dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)How to achieve emotional regulationWhat is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)?The six fundamental ACT processesAnd Much MoreThis is the perfect book for people looking to understand how psychotherapy works, to build more resilience, and to overcome their negative cycle of self-sabotage. If you read and follow the principles of this book you will find the power to reshape your life and change your behavior.Get Started on Your Life Changing Journey Right Away—Download your Copy of This Book Right Now

The Good Life Handbook: Epictetus' Stoic Classic Enchiridion

The Good Life Handbook is a rendering of Epictetus' Enchiridion in plain English. It is a concise summary of the teachings of Epictetus, as transcribed and later summarized by his student Flavius Arrian. The Handbook is a guide to the good life. It answers the question, “How can we be good and live free and happy, no matter what else is happening around us?”Ancient Stoics lived in a time of turmoil under difficult conditions. So, the solutions they found to living free was tested under very stringent conditions. For example, Epictetus was a lame slave who made himself free and happy later in life by following the principles set out in this book.

Leviathan

“Leviathan” is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes’ observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.

Why Knowing What To Do Is Not Enough: A Realistic Perspective on Self-Reliance (Research for Policy)

This open access book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between “knowing” and “doing” in view of self-reliance, which is more and more often expected of citizens. In today’s society, people are expected to take responsibility for their own lives and be self-reliant. This is no easy feat. They must be on constant high alert in areas of life such as health, work and personal finances and, if things threaten to go awry, take appropriate action without further ado. What does this mean for public policy? Policymakers tend to assume that the government only needs to provide people with clear information and that, once properly informed, they will automatically do the right thing. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that things do not work like that. Even though people know perfectly well what they ought to do, they often behave differently. Why is this? This book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. It focuses on the role of non-cognitive capacities, such as setting goals, taking action, persevering and coping with setbacks, and shows how these capacities are undermined by adverse circumstances. By taking the latest psychological insights fully into account, this book presents a more realist perspective on self-reliance, and shows government officials how to design rules and institutions that allow for the natural limitations in people’s ‘capacity to act’.

Crimes of the powerful

This 2-hour free course examined the complexities of setting new criminological research agendas by considering research on crimes of the powerful.

The Awakening

THE AWAKENING, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psycho¬logical complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James. It can also be considered among the first Southern works in a tradition that would culminate with the modern master¬pieces of Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Tennessee Williams. (more at wisehouse-classics.com)

Confidence: Your Practical Training: How to Develop Healthy Self Esteem and Deep Self Confidence to Be Successful and Become True Friends with Yourself (Positive Psychology Coaching Series Book 10)

Have you ever considered how many opportunities you have missed and how many chances you have wasted by lacking self-confidence when you need it most?Have you ever given up on your plans, important goals, and dreams not because you just decided to focus on something else, but simply because you were too SCARED or hesitant to even start, or stick up to the plan and keep going?Are you afraid of starting your own business or asking for a promotion? Petrified of public speaking, socializing, dating, taking up new hobbies, or going to job interviews?Can you imagine how amazing and relieving it would feel to finally obtain all the self-esteem needed to accomplish things you've always wanted to achieve in your life?Finally, have you ever found yourself in a situation where you simply couldn’t understand WHY you acted in a certain way, or why you kept holding yourself back and feeling all the bad emotions, instead of just going for what’s the most important to you?Due to early social conditioning and many other influences, most people on this planet are already familiar with all these feelings.WAY TOO FAMILIAR!I know how it feels, too. I was in the same exact place.And then, I found the way!It's high time you did something about it too because, truth be told, self-confident people just have it way easier in every single aspect of life!From becoming your own boss or succeeding in your career, through dating and socializing, to starting new hobbies, standing up for yourself or maybe finally packing your suitcase and going on this Asia trip you promised yourself decades ago… All too often, people fail in these quests as they aren’t equipped with the natural and lasting self-confidence to deal with them in a proper way.Confidence is not useful only in everyday life and casual situations. Do you really want to fulfill your wildest dreams, or do you just want to keep chatting about them with your friends, until one day you wake up as a grumpy, old, frustrated person? Big achievements require brave and fearless actions. If you want to act bravely, you need to be confident.Along with lots of useful, practical exercises, this book will provide you with plenty of new information that will help you understand what confidence problems really come down to. And this is the most important and the saddest part, because most people do not truly recognize the root problem, and that’s why they get poor results.Lack of self-confidence and problems with unhealthy self-esteem are usually the reason why smart, competent, and talented people never achieve a satisfying life; a life that should easily be possible for them.In this book, you will read about:-How, when, and why society robs us all of natural confidence and healthy self-esteem.-What kind of social and psychological traps you need to avoid in order to feel much calmer, happier, and more confident.-What “natural confidence” means and how it becomes natural.-What “self-confidence” really is and what it definitely isn’t (as opposed to what most people think!).-How your mind hurts you when it really just wants to help you, and how to stop the process.-What different kinds of fear we feel, where they come from, and how to defeat them.-How to have a great relationship with yourself.-How to use stress to boost your inner strength.-Effective and ineffective ways of building healthy self-esteem.-Why the relation between self-acceptance and stress is so crucial.-How to stay confident in professional situations.-How to protect your self-esteem when life brings you down, and how to deal with criticism and jealousy.-How to use neuro-linguistic programming, imagination, visualizations, diary entries, and your five senses to re-program your subconscious and get rid of “mental viruses” and detrimental beliefs that actively destroy your natural confidence and healthy self-esteem.

The Communist Manifesto (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)

THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in the German language as Manifest der kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.It summarises Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then finally communism. (more on wisehouse-publishing.com)

The Challenge of Chance: A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities (The Frontiers Collection)

This book presents a multidisciplinary perspective on chance, with contributions from distinguished researchers in the areas of biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, genetics, general history, law, linguistics, logic, mathematical physics, statistics, theology and philosophy. The individual chapters are bound together by a general introduction followed by an opening chapter that surveys 2500 years of linguistic, philosophical, and scientific reflections on chance, coincidence, fortune, randomness, luck and related concepts. A main conclusion that can be drawn is that, even after all this time, we still cannot be sure whether chance is a truly fundamental and irreducible phenomenon, in that certain events are simply uncaused and could have been otherwise, or whether it is always simply a reflection of our ignorance. Other challenges that emerge from this book include a better understanding of the contextuality and perspectival character of chance (including its scale-dependence), and the curious fact that, throughout history (including contemporary science), chance has been used both as an explanation and as a hallmark of the absence of explanation. As such, this book challenges the reader to think about chance in a new way and to come to grips with this endlessly fascinating phenomenon.

Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold? (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. It analyzes how and why their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and multilateral institutions. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake peacebuilding in the future. This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students who want to understand how peacebuilding is likely to evolve over the next decades.

Informationa??Consciousnessa??Reality: How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence (The Frontiers Collection)

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans began to decode the workings of the cosmos. From this understanding, the current scientific paradigm emerged, ultimately discovering the gift of technology. Today, however, our island of knowledge is surrounded by ever longer shores of ignorance. Science appears to have hit a dead end when confronted with the nature of reality and consciousness. In this fascinating and accessible volume, James Glattfelder explores a radical paradigm shift uncovering the ontology of reality. It is found to be information-theoretic and participatory, yielding a computational and programmable universe.

Suffering-Focused Ethics: Defense and Implications

The reduction of suffering deserves special priority. Many ethical views support this claim, yet so far these have not been presented in a single place. Suffering-Focused Ethics provides the most comprehensive presentation of suffering-focused arguments and views to date, including a moral realist case for minimizing extreme suffering. The book then explores the all-important issue of how we can best reduce suffering in practice, and outlines a coherent and pragmatic path forward.“An inspiring book on the world’s most important issue. Magnus Vinding makes a compelling case for suffering-focused ethics. Highly recommended.”— David Pearce, author of The Hedonistic Imperative and Can Biotechnology Abolish Suffering?“We live in a haze, oblivious to the tremendous moral reality around us. I know of no philosopher who makes the case more resoundingly than Magnus Vinding. In radiantly clear and honest prose, he demonstrates the overwhelming ethical priority of preventing suffering. Among the book’s many powerful arguments, I would call attention to its examination of the overlapping biases that perpetuate moral unawareness. Suffering-Focused Ethics will change its readers, opening new moral and intellectual vistas. This could be the most important book you will ever read.”— Jamie Mayerfeld, professor of political science at the University of Washington, author of Suffering and Moral Responsibility and The Promise of Human Rights“In this important undertaking, Magnus Vinding methodically and convincingly argues for the overwhelming ethical importance of preventing and reducing suffering, especially of the most intense kind, and also shows the compatibility of this view with various mainstream ethical philosophies that don’t uniquely focus on suffering. His careful analytical style and comprehensive review of existing arguments make this book valuable reading for anyone who cares about what matters, or who wishes to better understand the strong rational underpinning of suffering-focused ethics.”— Jonathan Leighton, founder of the Organisation for the Prevention of Intense Suffering, author of The Battle for Compassion: Ethics in an Apathetic Universe“Magnus Vinding breaks the taboo: Today, the problem of suffering is the elephant in the room, because it is at the same time the most relevant and the most neglected topic at the logical interface between applied ethics, cognitive science, and the current philosophy of mind and consciousness. Nobody wants to go there. It is not good for your academic career. Only few of us have the intellectual honesty, the mental stamina, the philosophical sincerity, and the ethical earnestness to gaze into the abyss. After all, it might also gaze back into us. Magnus Vinding has what it takes. If you are looking for an entry point into the ethical landscape, if you are ready to face the philosophical relevance of extreme suffering, then this book is for you. It gives you all the information and the conceptual tools you need to develop your own approach. But are you ready?”— Thomas Metzinger, professor of philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, author of Being No One and The Ego Tunnel

Super Life Coach: How to become a Super Life Coach by Asking Super Questions

Do you want to become a Life Coach that everyone asks for his help? Do you want to learn how to ask the RIGHT QUESTIONS and use GREAT TECHNIQUES so you can take your coaching practice to the next level?If your answer is YES to these questions, then this book will help you achieve that.As you may know, Life Coaching became a trend. Anyone can call himself a LIFE COACH to SCAM PEOPLE and take their money.You may also know that LIFE COACHING is not just about giving advice and think that you change people’s lives that way. You should consider that LIFE COACHING is a “science” you should learn by experiences and having a strategic way to do that. And that’s what you will MASTER after reading this book.In this book you will learn:The RIGHT MINDSET to become a LIFE COACHThe difference between a LIFE COACH and some other SIMILAR PROFESSIONSHow to Understand your clientHow GIVINGADVICES can ruin your clientHow to Ask GREAT QUESTIONS that makes your COACHING PRACTICE effectiveCoaching TechniquesA full guide To use NLP in your coachingHow to become a Super PROBLEM SOLVERAnd so much more…So if you are SERIOUS to become a LIFE COACH that changes lives and that everyone asks for his help, then this book is for YOU.So Scroll Up and have your copy NOW!

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

“A passionate, incisive critique of the many ways in which women and girls of color are systematically erased or marginalized in discussions of police violence.” —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim CrowInvisible No More is a timely examination of how Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color experience racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. By placing the individual stories of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Dajerria Becton, Monica Jones, and Mya Hall in the broader context of the twin epidemics of police violence and mass incarceration, Andrea Ritchie documents the evolution of movements centered around women’s experiences of policing. Featuring a powerful forward by activist Angela Davis, Invisible No More is an essential exposé on police violence against WOC that demands a radical rethinking of our visions of safety—and the means we devote to achieving it.

The Psychology of Fake News: Accepting, Sharing, and Correcting Misinformation

This volume examines the phenomenon of fake news by bringing together leading experts from different fields within psychology and related areas, and explores what has become a prominent feature of public discourse since the first Brexit referendum and the 2016 US election campaign. Dealing with misinformation is important in many areas of daily life, including politics, the marketplace, health communication, journalism, education, and science. In a general climate where facts and misinformation blur, and are intentionally blurred, this book asks what determines whether people accept and share (mis)information, and what can be done to counter misinformation? All three of these aspects need to be understood in the context of online social networks, which have fundamentally changed the way information is produced, consumed, and transmitted. The contributions within this volume summarize the most up-to-date empirical findings, theories, and applications and discuss cutting-edge ideas and future directions of interventions to counter fake news.Also providing guidance on how to handle misinformation in an age of “alternative facts”, this is a fascinating and vital reading for students and academics in psychology, communication, and political science and for professionals including policy makers and journalists.  

Against Meritocracy: Culture, power and myths of mobility

Meritocracy today involves the idea that whatever your social position at birth, society ought to offer enough opportunity and mobility for ‘talent’ to combine with ‘effort’ in order to ‘rise to the top’. This idea is one of the most prevalent social and cultural tropes of our time, as palpable in the speeches of politicians as in popular culture. In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture – and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division.Against Meritocracy is split into two parts. Part I explores the genealogies of meritocracy within social theory, political discourse and working cultures. It traces the dramatic U-turn in meritocracy’s meaning, from socialist slur to a contemporary ideal of how a society should be organised. Part II uses a series of case studies to analyse the cultural pull of popular ‘parables of progress’, from reality TV to the super-rich and celebrity CEOs, from social media controversies to the rise of the ‘mumpreneur’. Paying special attention to the role of gender, ‘race’ and class, this book provides new conceptualisations of the meaning of meritocracy in contemporary culture and society.

Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology (Language, Cognition, and Mind Book 3)

By highlighting relations between experimental and theoretical work, this volume explores new ways of addressing one of the central challenges in the study of language and cognition. The articles bring together work by leading scholars and younger researchers in psychology, linguistics and philosophy. An introductory chapter lays out the background on concept composition, a problem that is stimulating much new research in cognitive science. Researchers in this interdisciplinary domain aim to explain how meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and to show how these meanings connect to concept representations. Traditionally, much of the work on concept composition has been carried out within separate disciplines, where cognitive psychologists have concentrated on concept representations, and linguists and philosophers have focused on the meaning and use of logical operators. This volume demonstrates an important change in this situation, where convergence points between these three disciplines in cognitive science are emerging and are leading to new findings and theoretical insights.   This book is open access under a CC BY license.

Easily Understand Islam (Abridged Version)

(Note: This book is an ABRIDGED VERSION of the original book. It contains six chapters from the original 23.)About the book :Islam is one of the world’s major religions. An estimated 1.59 billion people spread throughout the world's nations are Muslim. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world today. Yet Islam is one of the most misunderstood. Learn Muslim beliefs and why they believe in them, as explained from Muslim perspectives, in a simple, engaging manner in this award winning book. A wide range of topics about Islam is covered in this collection of articles including:Why is there evil and suffering in this world?Top misconceptions about IslamWhy believe in God? What Islam is really aboutIslam Beliefs: The five pillars of IslamSometimes the best way to understand something is to look at it from different perspectives.

The Age of Reason

"The Age of Reason" is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text". It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. The Age of Reason is divided into three sections. In Part I, Paine outlines his major arguments and personal creed. In Parts II and III he analyzes specific portions of the Bible in order to demonstrate that it is not the revealed word of God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience.Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

My War at Sea 1914a??1916: A Captain's Life with the Royal Navy during the First World War

This book is based on the wartime recollections of Heathcoat S. Grant, the captain of the HMS Canopus between 1914–1916. It is published in conjunction with the War Letters 1914–1918 series and is based on a series of articles Grant wrote for the Naval Review in the 1920s.It is published primarily to be of interest to those seeking more details about particular aspects of the war at sea. Grant never intended it to be a great work of naval literature, but a work of historic record.For the first two years of the war HMS Canopus had as eventful a time as any ship in the Royal Navy, being involved at Coronel, the Battle of the Falklands and the attempt to force the Dardanelles.As captain of the ship, Grant’s account, based on his service reports and diary, is a valuable source for those wanting to know more about such key naval events of the First World War. The report of his conversations with Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock sheds a valuable light on events at Coronel, while his description of the measures taken on land to defend the Falkland Islands details an important aspect of the battle often overlooked in accounts which focus primarily on the battle at sea.The Canopus also played a critical role at the Dardanelles, getting further up the Straits than any other Allied ship, and Grant’s sceptical perspective from inside the higher echelons of the Royal Navy adds further grist, if more were needed, to critics of the campaign. Later his account of the role of the navy in the Smyrna patrol and the subsequent operations against the Turkish coast following the evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula provide a fascinating view into this frequently forgotten aspect of the conflict.With the kind permission of the Naval Review, I have brought together all of Grant’s articles and reproduced them in a single volume to make them more easily accessible. I have also added the account given by Commander Philip J. Stopford of the Canopus which also appeared in the Naval Review. Stopford’s account is much shorter and considerably less interesting than Grant’s, but it does offer some additional insights.

Forgiving What You Can't Forget : Discover healthy ways to process your pain - A 15-Minute Summary (15-Minute Summaries)

You deserve to stop suffering because of what other people have done to you.Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of unresolved pain, playing offenses over and over in your mind? You know you can't go on like this, but you don't know what to do next.#1 New York Times Bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst has wrestled through this journey. But in surprising ways, she’s discovered how to let go of bound-up resentment and overcome the resistance to forgiving people who aren’t willing to make things right. With deep empathy, therapeutic insight, and rich Bible teaching coming out of more than 1,000 hours of theological study, Lysa will help you.

Orthodox Christianity and Gender: Dynamics of Tradition, Culture and Lived Practice (Routledge Studies in Religion)

The Orthodox Christian tradition has all too often been sidelined in conversations around contemporary religion. Despite being distinct from Protestantism and Catholicism in both theology and practice, it remains an underused setting for academic inquiry into current lived religious practice. This collection, therefore, seeks to redress this imbalance by investigating modern manifestations of Orthodox Christianity through an explicitly gender-sensitive gaze. By addressing attitudes to gender in this context, it fills major gaps in the literature on both religion and gender.Starting with the traditional teachings and discourses around gender in the Orthodox Church, the book moves on to demonstrate the diversity of responses to those narratives that can be found among Orthodox populations in Europe and North America. Using case studies from several countries, with both large and small Orthodox populations, contributors use an interdisciplinary approach to address how gender and religion interact in contexts such as, iconography, conversion, social activism and ecumenical relations, among others. From Greece and Russia to Finland and the USA, this volume sheds new light on the myriad ways in which gender is manifested, performed, and engaged within contemporary Orthodoxy. Furthermore, it also demonstrates that employing the analytical lens of gender enables new insights into Orthodox Christianity as a lived tradition. It will, therefore, be of great interest to scholars of both Religious Studies and Gender Studies.

Trust and Terror: Social Capital and the Use of Terrorism as a Tool of Resistance (Conceptualising Comparative Politics)

Why do some individuals choose to protest political grievances via non-violent means, while others take up arms? What role does whom we trust play in how we collectively act? This book explores these questions by delving into the relationship between interpersonal trust and the nature of the political movements that individuals choose to join. Utilizing the examples of the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt, Libya and Syria, a novel theoretical model that links the literature on social capital and interpersonal trust to violent collective action is developed and extended. Beyond simply bringing together two lines of literature, this theoretical model can serve as a prism from which the decision to join terrorist organizations or violent movements may be analyzed. The implications of the theory are then examined more closely through an in-depth look at the behavior of members of political movements at the outset of the Arab Spring, as well as statistical tests of the relationship between interpersonal trust and terrorism in the Middle East and globally.Trust and Terror will be of interest to scholars of Comparative Politics and International Relations.The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315505817, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

How to Sensually Dominate a Man: The detailed guide to femdom

How to Sensually Dominate a Man, This isn't a short how-to because it covers a lot of things, including responsibilities, communication, clothing, anticipation, sexy talk, teasing, orgasm control, putting him on display, toys, rewards, punishments, and aftercare. This isn't about negotiating scenes or playtime with new acquaintances, and it does not address D/s as a lifestyle. This is written for a Domme who already shares a connection with her sub. Personally, I need to know my sub and feel a connection with him in order to enjoy dominating him. This is also written from the perspective of a woman dominating a man. However, I hope that anyone, regardless of gender, orientation, or partnership status, can find some helpful and sexy ideas from this book.

Regional Economic Communities and Peacebuilding in Africa: Lessons from ECOWAS and IGAD (Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations)

This book outlines challenges to the effective operation of regional economic communities (RECs) with regards to peacebuilding in Africa. Critically examining these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on comparative analysis of the status, role, and performances of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), it examines particular constraints to their effective participation in regional initiatives. Focussing on inadequate technical capabilities, the complicity of state and non-state actors in conflicts within a region, the domestic politics of member states, it additionally addresses related theories and practices of peacekeeping, security, development, and the peacebuilding nexus. It also engages provisioning, regionalism, and regional peacekeeping interventions, the legal and institutional framework of RECs, and civil society and peacebuilding. Fundamentally, the book asks how effective the alliances and partnerships are in promoting regional peace and security and how much they are compromised by the intervention of external powers and actors, exploring new ideas and actions that may strengthen capacities to address the peacebuilding challenges on the continent effectively. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of African politics and studies, peace and security studies, regionalism studies, policy practitioners in the field of African peacebuilding, and more broadly to international relations.

Engendering Climate Change: Learnings from South Asia

This book focuses on the gendered experiences of environmental change across different geographies and social contexts in South Asia and on diverse strategies of adapting to climate variability.The book analyzes how changes in rainfall patterns, floods, droughts, heatwaves and landslides affect those who are directly dependent on the agrarian economy. It examines the socio-economic pressures, including the increase in women’s work burdens both in production and reproduction on gender relations. It also examines coping mechanisms such as male migration and the formation of women’s collectives which create space for agency and change in rigid social relations. The volume looks at perspectives from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to present the nuances of gender relations across borders along with similarities and differences across geographical,socio-cultural and policy contexts.This book will be of interest to researchers and students of sociology, development, gender, economics, environmental studies and South Asian studies. It will also be useful for policymakers, NGOs and think tanks working in the areas of gender, climate change and development.

Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man

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Maternal Bodies: Redefining Motherhood in Early America

In the second half of the eighteenth century, motherhood came to be viewed as women's most important social role, and the figure of the good mother was celebrated as a moral force in American society. Nora Doyle shows that depictions of motherhood in American culture began to define the ideal mother by her emotional and spiritual roles rather than by her physical work as a mother. As a result of this new vision, lower-class women and non-white women came to be excluded from the identity of the good mother because American culture defined them in terms of their physical labor. However, Doyle also shows that childbearing women contradicted the ideal of the disembodied mother in their personal accounts and instead perceived motherhood as fundamentally defined by the work of their bodies. Enslaved women were keenly aware that their reproductive bodies carried a literal price, while middle-class and elite white women dwelled on the physical sensations of childbearing and childrearing. Thus motherhood in this period was marked by tension between the lived experience of the maternal body and the increasingly ethereal vision of the ideal mother that permeated American print culture.

The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908 (SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East Book 6)

This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature of its interaction with provincial society. In drawing on sources of the Ottoman archives, bringing together and analyzing an abundance of complex documents, this book is a fascinating contribution to the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Order and Security in Southeast Asia: Essays in Memory of Michael Leifer (Politics in Asia)

Michael Leifer, who died in 2001, was one of the leading scholars of Southeast Asian international relations. He was hugely influential through his extensive writings and his contacts with people in government and business in the region.In this book, many of Leifer’s students, colleagues and friends come together to explore the key themes of his work on Southeast Asia, including the notion of ‘order’, security, maritime law and foreign policy. The book concludes with an overall assessment of Leifer’s background, worldview and impact on his field. A scholarly and personal volume devoted to Leifer's vast contributions to the discipline of international relations, this text is a must-read for students and scholars specializing in the region.

Was Ernesto Che Guevara a ruthless murderer in the service of the Cuban Revolution?

This book is about one of the most enigmatic people of the 20th century: Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known as "Che". His likeness adorns T-shirts and house walls. He is not only a role model for people with socialist or communist leanings. He has long since become a symbol of freedom, revolution and resistance. But in the heroisation of his person, some dark chapters of his life have been disregarded. This paper deals specifically with the period of his life as commander of the fortress La Cabaña during the Cuban Revolution, in which several hundred Batista supporters were executed with short trials. To this end, a theoretical foundation is laid at the beginning, with the aim of clarifying some of the terms used in the study of violence and revolutions. Subsequently, not only will the role of Guevara during the executions be illuminated, but also his world view, goals and thoughts will be illustrated. Furthermore, an attempt will be made to reconstruct and critically question the events in La Cabaña.These explanations serve to answer the research question of this thesis: Can the executions in "La Cabaña" in 1959/1960 be reconciled with Ernesto "Che" Guevara's world view? At best, the result will be a reasoned yes or no answer. This work does not want to and cannot make an ethical or moral judgement. The intention is to answer the research question; Guevara's actions are neither condemned nor justified. Due to the important multi-perspectivity, however, very critical literature has been consulted and quoted in order to create as neutral and sober a picture of Guevara's actions as possible. It should also be noted that in this work Guevara's nickname "Che" often appears instead of his full name. The reason for this is that Guevara increasingly abandoned his real name and adopted his nickname "Che", especially during the Cuban Revolution.