The Gulag Archipelago


The Gulag Archipelago
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The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide by Brendan Leonard

The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece) by Brendan Leonard
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 19.9 MB
Overview: This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors-whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin-all organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with helpful line drawings. Bound in a uniquely rugged (and waterproof!) PVC cover material, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle, whether you’re looking to dabble or go all in.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide by Brendan Leonard

The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Heading into the Wild (and How to Get Back in One Piece) by Brendan Leonard
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 19.9 MB
Overview: This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity he loves to do in the great outdoors-whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice. With 400 strategies for engaging in the outdoors, and expert tips and tricks, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide makes Mother Nature easier to understand than ever before. Brendan Leonard, writer, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer, shows the reader how rewarding it can be to live life away from the computer and get outside. From mountain climbing, to skiing, sledding, and sailing, Leonard shows that you don’t need to be a risk taker to enjoy the outdoors. And if the reader does find himself at the point of man vs. nature, Leonard shares survival skills from how to bandage a wound and read a topographical map, to how to drive on sand and remove a tick from your skin-all organized thematically and written in short takeaway entries with helpful line drawings. Bound in a uniquely rugged (and waterproof!) PVC cover material, The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide is a friendly way into the outdoor lifestyle, whether you’re looking to dabble or go all in.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Great Firewall of China by James Griffiths

The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet by James Griffiths
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.1 Mb
Overview: Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China’s ‘Great Firewall’ has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. Even as the Chinese internet grows and online businesses thrive, speech is controlled, dissent quashed, and any attempts to organize outside the official Communist Party are quickly stamped out. Some are able to bypass the wall using VPNs, but this creates further a further divide between an intellectual class and the population at large, as those without the resources or digital knowhow are left in the dark. And there are hints that President Xi Jinping will soon fill in these leaks in the wall.
As censorship, distortion, and fake news gain traction around the world, James Griffiths takes a look inside the Great Firewall and explores just how far it has spread. He looks at how internet giants like Google and Facebook are bowing to pressure and agreeing to compromise internet freedoms in pursuit of the burgeoning Chinese market. Griffiths also shows how the spread of Chinese influence around the globe is tied to an increasing worldwide crackdown in online freedom. One of China’s most insidious exports are its censorship techniques, and its Firewall is an inspiration for aspiring autocrats the world over.
Griffiths pushes back on the longstanding excuse that the internet is too big to be contained and makes the case that censorship tools are becoming more sophisticated at the very same time that users are becoming more complacent. His book is a caution to anyone who believes in a free and open internet and call to action for a radical new vision of online liberty.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings by Marc Kushner +

The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings (TED Books #4) by Marc Kushner
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 33.9 MB
Overview: The founder of Architizer.com and practicing architect draws on his unique position at the crossroads of architecture and social media to highlight 100 important buildings that embody the future of architecture.

We’re asking more of architecture than ever before; the response will define our future.

A pavilion made from paper. A building that eats smog. An inflatable concert hall. A research lab that can walk through snow. We’re entering a new age in architecture-one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just shelter. We want buildings that inspire us while helping the environment; buildings that delight our senses while serving the needs of a community; buildings made possible both by new technology and repurposed materials.

Like an architectural cabinet of wonders, this book collects the most innovative buildings of today and tomorrow. The buildings hail from all seven continents (to say nothing of other planets), offering a truly global perspective on what lies ahead. Each page captures the soaring confidence, the thoughtful intelligence, the space-age wonder, and at times the sheer whimsy of the world’s most inspired buildings-and the questions they provoke: Can a building breathe? Can a skyscraper be built in a day? Can we 3D-print a house? Can we live on the moon?
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Architecture > Design > Art

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The Future of Academic Freedom by Henry Reichman+

The Future of Academic Freedom by Henry Reichman, Joan Wallach Scott
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 836 KB
Overview: Academic freedom-crucial to the health of American higher education-is threatened on many fronts. In The Future of Academic Freedom, a leading scholar equips us to defend academic freedom by illuminating its meaning, the challenges it faces, and its relation to freedom of expression.

In the wake of the 2016 election, challenges to academic freedom have intensified, higher education has become a target of attacks by conservatives, and issues of free speech on campus have grown increasingly controversial. In this book, Henry Reichman cuts through much of the rhetoric to issue a clarion call on behalf of academic freedom as it has been defined and defended by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) for over a hundred years. Along the way, he makes it clear that this is the issue of our day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Drama-Free Workplace by Patti Perez

The Drama-Free Workplace: How You Can Prevent Unconscious Bias, Sexual Harassment, Ethics Lapses, and Inspire a Healthy Culture by Patti Perez
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 518 KB
Overview: Eliminate sexual harassment, unconscious bias, ethical lapses and other HR nightmares!
Companies spend millions on legal compliance training and initiatives to eliminate workplace drama and the resulting low morale and lawsuits, but don’t always get the results they want. Most organizations understand that simply checking legal compliance boxes around sexual harassment, bias, etc. isn’t enough, but are at a loss on how to implement solutions, especially in today’s post-#MeToo world.

Patti Perez is an attorney, HR expert, trainer, and former state regulator, who has conducted over 1,200 workplace investigations. In this unique book, she explains the secret to avoiding all forms of drama, legal exposure, and low morale: A healthy workplace culture. Patti combines the lessons learned from 25 years of professional experience with robust data from behavioral science research to debunk common myths, including the belief that a focus on legal compliance leads to a healthy workplace culture. (In fact, it increases the likelihood of getting sued).
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Debt Millionaire by George Antone

The Debt Millionaire: Most people will never build real wealth. Now you can be one of the few who do. by George Antone
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.3 MB
Overview: The current method of investing used by the majority doesn’t work. The math shows that returns needed just to break even is practically impossible to attain and maintain year after year when you consider inflation, taxes, and fees – and that is just to break even!

The ultra-wealthy use a completely different method of investing called “The WealthQ Method.” It was built from the ground up to make the financial system work FOR you instead of AGAINST you. This method recognizes that YOU are the real asset in this game of finance. You are the one who can generate wealth. The investors that master how to use The WealthQ Method effectively are called the Debt Millionaires.

The result of this powerful method is that the majority of people are transferring their wealth to these Debt Millionaires without knowing it! This is not done with bad intention by the Debt Millionaires, it’s simply due to the ignorance of most investors that use the traditional methods of investing.

This book introduces the reader to this very powerful and different perspective, a completely new method of investing that is built to allow the investor to meet their financial goals, automatically, and it’s backed by numbers!
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Community of Advantage by Robert Sugden

The Community of Advantage: A Behavioural Economist’s Defence of the Market by Robert Sugden
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2,1 Mb
Overview: Challenges the controversial and topical idea of "nudging" to offer an alternative approach that accepts the findings of behaviorial economics and psychology of choice
Authored by a prominent contributor to the fields of both behavioural economics and philosophy of economics
Brings together ideas from economics, moral and political philosophy, and psychology
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Boho Manifesto by Julia Chaplin

The Boho Manifesto: An Insider’s Guide to Postconventional Living by Julia Chaplin
Requirements: PDF Reader 71.8 MB
Overview: The bohemian disruption has arrived. Microdosing psychedelics has become the new business learning tool, spiritual ceremonies and ideas festivals are now coveted pastimes, and Burning Man is already a bigger cultural touchstone than Woodstock. Written by boho-from-birth Julia Chaplin, The Boho Manifesto is here to illuminate the revolution.
This finely detailed and richly illustrated handbook is the essential guide to what lies beyond the experience of everyday conformity. You’ll learn how to quit the gym and go dancing instead and how to become a sex-positive tantric unicorn. And, should you be ready, there’s advice on how to leave your cubicle behind and embrace the life of a nomadic entrepreneur-or at least a nomad.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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The Big Picture by Tom Reilly

The Big Picture: Filmmaking Lessons from a Life on the Set by Tom Reilly
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 740 KB
Overview: Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades?including seventeen years alongside director Woody Allen. In The Big Picture, he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples unlike any of those in other books on film, Reilly exposes not only the power and the personalities, but the secrets of the pros. He shares the insights he gleaned while working with more than sixty Oscar-winning professionals?from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Vanessa Redgrave to Sydney Pollack, Sven Nykvist, and Barbra Streisand.

In these fifty entertaining, illuminating short essays, Reilly invites you to join him on the film set. What is it like to shoot a love scene? How do you do a full body burn? What is it like to film in the Everglades or in a morgue? What is blocking or matching, and how long should a script be? How do you decide when to build a set? Why is the color palette so critical? Is night shooting worth the suffering?

The Big Picture delivers the surprising answers to these and other fascinating questions about what it takes to make a feature film, offering a glimpse into what it’s like when the lights are bright, the camera is rolling, and the moviemakers are calling the shots.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Big Picture by Tom Reilly

The Big Picture: Filmmaking Lessons from a Life on the Set by Tom Reilly
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 740 KB
Overview: Film production veteran Tom Reilly has worked on the sets of critically praised films and commercial blockbusters for more than three decades?including seventeen years alongside director Woody Allen. In The Big Picture, he explores the art and the craft of filmmaking from the vantage point of someone actually running the movie set. Using examples unlike any of those in other books on film, Reilly exposes not only the power and the personalities, but the secrets of the pros. He shares the insights he gleaned while working with more than sixty Oscar-winning professionals?from Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Vanessa Redgrave to Sydney Pollack, Sven Nykvist, and Barbra Streisand.

In these fifty entertaining, illuminating short essays, Reilly invites you to join him on the film set. What is it like to shoot a love scene? How do you do a full body burn? What is it like to film in the Everglades or in a morgue? What is blocking or matching, and how long should a script be? How do you decide when to build a set? Why is the color palette so critical? Is night shooting worth the suffering?

The Big Picture delivers the surprising answers to these and other fascinating questions about what it takes to make a feature film, offering a glimpse into what it’s like when the lights are bright, the camera is rolling, and the moviemakers are calling the shots.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Beautiful Edible Garden by Leslie Bennett

The Beautiful Edible Garden: Design A Stylish Outdoor Space Using Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs by Leslie Bennett , Stefani Bittner
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 43.7 MB
Overview: One of Amazon’s Best Garden Books of 2013. From the founders of landscape design firm Star Apple Edible & Fine Gardening in the San Francisco Bay Area comes a stylish, beautifully-photographed guide to artfully incorporating organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs into an attractive modern garden design.We’ve all seen the vegetable garden overflowing with corn, tomatoes, and zucchini that looks good for a short time, but then quickly turns straggly and unattractive (usually right before friends show up for a backyard barbecue). If you want to grow food but you don’t want your yard to look like a farm, what can you do? The Beautiful Edible Garden shares how to not only grow organic fruits and vegetables, but also make your garden a place of year-round beauty that is appealing, enjoyable, and fits your personal style. Written by a landscape design team that specializes in artfully blending edibles and ornamentals together, The Beautiful Edible Garden shows that it’s possible for gardeners of all levels to reap the best of both worlds. Featuring a fresh approach to garden design, glorious photographs, and ideas for a range of spaces–from large yards to tiny patios–this guide is perfect for anyone who wants a gorgeous and productive garden.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Art of Currency Trading by Brent Donnelly

The Art of Currency Trading: A Professional’s Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market (Wiley Trading) by Brent Donnelly
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 39.6 MB
Overview: Now you can master the art of foreign exchange trading

While most currency trading and foreign exchange books focus on international finance theory or simplistic chart-based strategies, The Art of Currency Trading is a comprehensive guide that will teach you how to profitably trade currencies in the real world. Author Brent Donnelly has been a successful interbank FX trader for more than 20 years and in this book, he shares the specific strategies and tactics he has used to profit in the forex marketplace.

The book helps investors understand and master foreign exchange trading in order to achieve sustainable long-term financial success. The book builds in intensity and depth one topic at a time, starting with the basics and moving on to intermediate then advanced setups and strategies. Whether you are new to currency trading or have years of experience, The Art of Currency Trading provides the information you need to learn to trade like an expert.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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