Families and How to Survive Them by Robin Skynner, John Cleese
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3 MB
Overview: What makes a family happy? Why do some marriages ‘succeed’ and others end in divorce? How can we free ourselves from the legacy of past mistakes and bring about positive change? Love, sex and marriage and parenthood, depression and sadness, independence and experience are just a few of the many issues explored in conversation by family therapist Robin Skynner and his former patient and comedian, John Cleese.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Families of Exponentials: The Method of Moments in Controllability Problems for Distributed Parameter Systems
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Minimalism for Families by Zoë Kim
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 114 MB
Overview: For busy families, organization can feel worlds away – but a tidy home is closer than you think. Whether you’re looking to create more time, space, energy, or togetherness, Minimalism for Families gives you the tools you need to conquer chaos and do more with less. Designed specifically with hectic households in mind, Minimalism for Families will show you exactly how to use minimalism to reduce clutter in every room of your house – and how to keep it that way.
An introduction to minimalism covers essential information including what minimalism is, its lifestyle benefits, and how to adopt and integrate the mindset into your life. Room-by-room strategies provides practical plans for decluttering every room including living areas, kitchens, bedrooms, home offices, bathrooms, basements, attics, and other spaces. Tips for a total family approach will get your family excited about minimalism, plus approaches for addressing any resistance to minimalism practices
Realistic advice from Zoë Kim, author of the popular minimalism blog The Minimalist Plate, offers guidance and support based on her continued experience of incorporating the principles of minimalism into her family life.
With Minimalism for Families you’ll find everything you need to begin incorporating the principles of minimalism today.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement by Andrew Wackerfuss
Requirements: .PDF reader, 7,9 Mb
Overview: Based on extensive archival work, Stormtrooper Families combines stormtrooper personnel records, Nazi Party autobiographies, published and unpublished memoirs, personal letters, court records, and police-surveillance records to paint a picture of the stormtrooper movement as an organic product of its local community, its web of interpersonal relationships, and its intensely emotional internal struggles. Extensive analysis of Nazi-era media across the political spectrum shows how the public debate over homosexuality proved just as important to political outcomes as did the actual presence of homosexuals in fascist and antifascist politics.
As children in the late-imperial period, the stormtroopers witnessed the first German debates over homosexuality and political life. As young adults, they verbally and physically battled over these definitions, bringing conflicts over homosexuality and masculinity into the center of Weimar Germany’s most important political debates. Stormtrooper Families chronicles the stormtroopers’ personal, political, and sexual struggles to explain not only how individual gay men existed within the Nazi movement but also how the public meaning of homosexuality affected fascist and antifascist politics―a public controversy still alive today.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Dynasties: The Rise and Fall of Animal Families by Stephen Moss
Requirements: EPUB Reader 168.10 MB
Overview: Family isn’t just important. It’s everything.
From lions hunting as a pride to penguins huddling together to keep from freezing in the bitter Antarctic winter,many animals are dependent on complex social relationships for their survival. Powerful dynasties lay claim to vast swathes of territory, fighting off rivals and securing their hunting grounds for generations to come.
Dynasty offers an immersive insight into the shifting hierarchies of animal families. Each chapter follows a different dynasty, from the Marsh Lions of the Masai Mara to rival packs of painted wolves, from a tiger protecting her newborn cubs to a chimpanzee troop and the penguin colonies of the Antarctic. Alongside tender moments when bonds are strengthened through grooming and play, the book charts the rivalries that tip the balance of power, when family members turn against each other and younger animals grow strong enough to challenge for control.
With over 200 stunning photographs and insights from the crew of the BBC series, Dynasty reveals in astonishing detail the intricate social lives of our planet’s most fascinating animals.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Education