Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

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Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories…


Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way! (Easy Spanish Stories) (Volume 1)
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Short Selling: Finding Uncommon Short Ideas by Amit Kumar

Short Selling: Finding Uncommon Short Ideas by Amit Kumar
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.9 Mb
Overview: When an investor believes a stock is overvalued and will soon drop in price, he might decide to "short" it. First, he borrows an amount of the stock, and then sells it. He waits for the stock to tank before buying back the same amount of shares at a deflated price. After returning the shares to his lender, he pockets the difference-unless any one of several hard-to-predict variables interferes, and the stock fails to drop.

Since these variables are so hard to predict, short selling is difficult for even seasoned investors. It takes great talent and experience to isolate the best short ideas for falling stocks-skills Amit Kumar developed and honed over decades of market analysis and trading. This book shares his short-selling framework, built on themes common to falling stocks and the market’s endemic strengths and cycles. Featuring key case studies and exclusive interviews with successful fund managers Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital Management) and Mark Roberts (Off Wall Street Consulting Group), Kumar shows investors how to avoid traps and profit from well-researched short ideas. Investors may not always act on short ideas, but they can avoid losses by using Kumar’s framework to identify overvalued stocks. Professionals and amateur investors alike will benefit from this fundamental research approach, which transforms short selling into a long-term strategy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close +

Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 1.7MB
Overview: Nuclear physics began long before the identification of fundamental particles, with J. J. Thomson’s discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century, which implied the existence of a positive charge in the atom to make it neutral. In this Very Short Introduction Frank Close gives an account of how this area of physics has progressed, including the recognition of how heavy nuclei are built up in the cores of stars and in supernovae, the identification of quarks and gluons, and the development of quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Exploring key concepts such as the stability of different configurations of protons and neutrons in nuclei, Frank Close shows how nuclear physics brings the physics of the stars to Earth and provides us with important applications, particularly in medicine.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction by Adam Silverstein

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction by Adam Silverstein
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.7 MB
Overview: Does history matter? This book argues not that history matters, but that Islamic history does. This Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds – for Muslims and for non-Muslims alike.

Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread of Islam, from the seventh to twenty first century, the book charts the evolution of what was originally a small, localised community of believers into an international religion with over a billion adherents.
Chapters are also dedicated to the peoples – Arabs, Persians, and Turks – who shaped Islamic history, and to three representative institutions – the mosque, jihad, and the caliphate – that highlight Islam’s diversity over time.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction


Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction
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A Short History of the Reformation by Helen L. Parish

A Short History of the Reformation by Helen L. Parish
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 17.5 MB
Overview: When, in October 1517, Martin Luther pinned his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg he shattered the foundations of western Christendom. The Reformation of doctrine and practice that followed Luther’s seismic action, and protest against the sale of indulgences, fragmented the Church and overturned previously accepted certainties and priorities. But it did more, challenging the relationship between spiritual and secular authority, perceptions of the supernatural, the interpretation of the past, the role of women in society and church, and clerical attitudes towards marriage and sex. Drawing on the most recent historiography, Helen L Parish locates the Protestant Reformation in its many cultural, social and political contexts. She assesses the Reformers’ impact on art and architecture; on notions of authority, scripture and tradition; and – reflecting on the extent to which the printing press helped spread Reformation ideas – on oral, print and written culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Short Message Service (SMS): The Creation of Personal Global Text…


Short Message Service (SMS): The Creation of Personal Global Text Messaging
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In Distant Lands A Short History by Lars Brownworth

In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades by Lars Brownworth
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 5.5 MB
Overview: In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries.

Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages – Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John – illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction – John Polkinghorne

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Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction by Anna Cento Bull

Modern Italy: A Very Short Introduction by Anna Cento Bull
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: The history of modern Italy is characterized by recurrent cultural and political projects of modernity, rejuvenation, and regeneration; projects which often had their roots in a widespread dissatisfaction with social and political reality, and perceived moral corruption. The Risorgimento, the movement leading to Italian Unification in 1861, explicitly linked the quest for national unity to a process of moral regeneration and progress. Later forms of nationalism and the rise of fascism in the first two decades of the twentieth century advocated a spiritual revolution and the moulding of new Italians through war and violence. The tragic outcome of Italian fascism led to the emergence of new visions of progress during the post-war First Republic, in which European integration was embraced with conviction. In the last 25 years a project of of modernization epitomized by Silvio Berlusconi has characterized Italian politics, invoking a mixture of nationalist themes and an uncritical embracing of consumer and media culture.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Oxford Book of Short Stories


The Oxford Book of Short Stories
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Islam In South Asia: A Short History

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A Short History of Gardens by Gordon Campbell

A Short History of Gardens by Gordon Campbell
Requirements: .PDF reader, 17,4 MB
Overview: Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions. They can serve as spaces of peace and tranquilty, a way to cultivate wildlife, or as places to develop agricultural resources. Globally, gardens have inspired, comforted, and sustained people from all walks of life, and since the Garden of Eden many iconic gardens have inspired great artists, poets, musicians, and writers. In this short history, Gordon Campbell embraces gardens in all their splendour, from parks, and fruit and vegetable gardens to ornamental gardens, and takes the reader on a globe-trotting historical journey through iconic and cultural signposts of gardens from different regions and traditions. Ranging from the gardens of ancient Persia to modern day allotments, he concludes by looking to the future of the garden in the age of global warming, and the adaptive spirit of human innovation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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