You Can’t Know It All by Wanda Wallace

You Can’t Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise by Wanda Wallace
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3 MB
Overview: Today’s organizations are packed full of experts in every area from marketing to risk to sales to IT. Many of these people are also leaders, heading teams or large departments. They are followed because they know more than the rest of their group. They are followed because of their credibility as experts.

The toughest transition in business comes when expert leaders are asked to move beyond their expertise and lead a less homogenous group. Suddenly, experts face a new set of problems. They struggle to gain basic competence in dozens of areas without having to become the expert in every aspect. In Wanda Wallace’s experience, this move-from expert leader to a broader kind of authority-requires a new mindset about how to lead.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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We Need To Talk About Putin: Why …

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Watercolor, You Can Do It! by Tony Couch

Watercolor, You Can Do It! by Tony Couch
Requirements: ePUB reader, 137 MB
Overview: "A complete watercolor instruction guide, this long-time bestseller is full of vibrant illustrations, examples of what to do and what to avoid, and tips that make the medium accessible. Written by a true master, it presents practical information on the basics of setting up a good painting composition, color, and light before discussing the medium’s advantages and concluding with informative demonstrations. Tony Couch emphasizes practice as the key to developing watercolor skills. Starting with equipment choices and methods for controlling paint on wet paper, he proceeds to discussions and illustrations of the elements and principles of design. Other topics include working with color and value, pulling together a composition, and acquiring techniques for handling watercolor. Easy-to-follow examples chart the progress from a rough sketch into a finished painting. Watercolor: You Can Do It! is an ideal companion for beginning to advanced artists, suitable for individual study as well as a text for art students and teachers."
Genre: Non Fiction > Educational > Art

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Universe, 9th Edition by Roger A. Freedman

Universe, 9th Edition by Roger A. Freedman, Robert M. Geller, William J. Kaufmann
Requirements: .PDF reader, 93,9 MB
Overview: Universe. When it comes to staying current with latest discoveries, clearing away common misconceptions, and harnessing the power of media in the service of students and instructors, no other full-length introduction to astronomy can match it.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Unequal Family Lives by Naomi Cahn

Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas by Naomi Cahn
Requirements: .PDF reader, 15.4 MB
Overview: Across the Americas and Europe, the family has changed and marriage is in retreat. To answer the question of what’s driving these changes and how they impact social and economic inequality, progressives have typically focused on the economic causes of changing family structures, whereas conservatives tend to stress cultural and policy roots. In this illuminating book, an international group of scholars revisit these issues, offering competing and contrasting perspectives from left, center, and right, while also adding a third layer of analysis: namely, the role of gender – changes in women’s roles, male employment patterns, and gendered family responsibilities – in driving family change across three continents. Unequal Family Lives: Causes and Consequences in Europe and the Americas adds richness and depth to our understanding of the relationship between family and economics in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. This title is also available as Open Access.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Transforming Your Life Through Self-care: A Guide …

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Time-delay Systems : Concepts, Design And Stability …

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The Walking Whales by J. G. M. “Hans” Thewissen

The Walking Whales: From Land to Water in Eight Million Years by J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen
Requirements: .PDF reader, 5.5 Mb
Overview: Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and rivers and to serpentlike denizens of the coast.

Thewissen reports on his discoveries in the wilds of India and Pakistan, weaving a narrative that reveals the day-to-day adventures of fossil collection, enriching it with local flavors from South Asian culture and society. The reader senses the excitement of the digs as well as the rigors faced by scientific researchers, for whom each new insight gives rise to even more questions, and for whom at times the logistics of just staying alive may trump all science.

In his search for an understanding of how modern whales live their lives, Thewissen also journeys to Japan and Alaska to study whales and wild dolphins. He finds answers to his questions about fossils by studying the anatomy of otters and porpoises and examining whale embryos under the microscope. In the book’s final chapter, Thewissen argues for approaching whale evolution with the most powerful tools we have and for combining all the fields of science in pursuit of knowledge.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew E. May

The Laws of Subtraction: Six Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything by Matthew E. May
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 12.2MB
Overview: 6 simple principles for winning in an age of excess everything

Market leaders know that success today depends upon the ability to create social value and personal engagement through the removal from offerings of anything deemed excessive, wasteful, unnecessary, unnatural, hard-to-use, or ugly. "The Laws of Subtraction" shows how the world’s most original innovators stand out in a world of overwhelming choice and feature overload by employing subtraction and minimalism to create the most effective and engaging consumer experiences.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business

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The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew E. May

The Laws of Subtraction: Six Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything by Matthew E. May
Requirements: ePUB Reader, 12.2MB
Overview: 6 simple principles for winning in an age of excess everything

Market leaders know that success today depends upon the ability to create social value and personal engagement through the removal from offerings of anything deemed excessive, wasteful, unnecessary, unnatural, hard-to-use, or ugly. "The Laws of Subtraction" shows how the world’s most original innovators stand out in a world of overwhelming choice and feature overload by employing subtraction and minimalism to create the most effective and engaging consumer experiences.
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business

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The Functions Of Parent-child Argumentation

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The Classic by Christopher Prendergast]

The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars by Christopher Prendergast
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.5 MB
Overview: Focusing on a moment and a source in nineteenth-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic? The question is, by virtue of its insistent recurrence, itself a classic question. It returns to haunt us. It provided the title of a text for French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve in 1850 ("Qu’est-ce qu’un classique?"), as it did in the twentieth century for T.S. Eliot and John Coetzee. Centring on Sainte-Beuve in his nineteenth-century context, Prendergast’s inquiry takes us historically to many places (antiquity, the middle ages, the seventeenth and eighteenth as well as the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries). He also provides an intellectual history that travels across multiple disciplinary territories (in addition to literary criticism and literary history, classical studies, comparative philology, historiography and political thought).

Against this background, The Classic maps the evolution of Sainte-Beuve’s thought from an initially cosmopolitan conception of the classic (close in spirit to Goethe’s notion of Weltliteratur) to an increasingly nationalist conception, with a strong emphasis on the heritage of Latinity and France as its principal legatee. This emphasis was taken up by the extreme right in France after Sainte-Beuve’s death, in a determined mobilizing of a version of the "classic" on behalf of a proto-fascist agenda. The final chapter deals with this appropriation and ends with a question of our own about Sainte-Beuve’s original question: in the light of this bleak history, perhaps the time has come to dispense with the term "classic" altogether.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > French Literary Criticism

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The Classic by Christopher Prendergast

The Classic: Sainte-Beuve and the Nineteenth-Century Culture Wars by Christopher Prendergast
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.5 MB
Overview: Focusing on a moment and a source in nineteenth-century France, Christopher Prendergast takes up a big question that is still with us: What is a classic? The question is, by virtue of its insistent recurrence, itself a classic question. It returns to haunt us. It provided the title of a text for French critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve in 1850 ("Qu’est-ce qu’un classique?"), as it did in the twentieth century for T.S. Eliot and John Coetzee. Centring on Sainte-Beuve in his nineteenth-century context, Prendergast’s inquiry takes us historically to many places (antiquity, the middle ages, the seventeenth and eighteenth as well as the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries). He also provides an intellectual history that travels across multiple disciplinary territories (in addition to literary criticism and literary history, classical studies, comparative philology, historiography and political thought).

Against this background, The Classic maps the evolution of Sainte-Beuve’s thought from an initially cosmopolitan conception of the classic (close in spirit to Goethe’s notion of Weltliteratur) to an increasingly nationalist conception, with a strong emphasis on the heritage of Latinity and France as its principal legatee. This emphasis was taken up by the extreme right in France after Sainte-Beuve’s death, in a determined mobilizing of a version of the "classic" on behalf of a proto-fascist agenda. The final chapter deals with this appropriation and ends with a question of our own about Sainte-Beuve’s original question: in the light of this bleak history, perhaps the time has come to dispense with the term "classic" altogether.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > French Literary Criticism

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The Best-Kept Teaching Secret by Harvey “Smokey” Daniels+

The Best-Kept Teaching Secret: How Written Conversations by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Elaine Daniels
Requirements: ePUB reader, 14.8 MB
Overview: Your fast-track to student engagement
Everywhere Smokey Daniels speaks, there’s one teaching strategy that teachers embrace above all others. That single method for transforming students from passive spectators into active learners . . . for evoking curiosity, inspiring critical thinking, and building powerful writers along the way. Now, that best-kept teaching secret is revealed: Written Conversations. Smokey and coauthor Elaine Daniels describe how to leverage these "silent writing-to-learn discussions" structure by structure
Genre: Non Fiction > Educational

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