The Wonder Weeks: How to Stimulate Your Baby’s Mental Development and Help Him Turn His 10 Predictable, Great, Fussy Phases Into Magical Leaps Forward by Hetty van de Rijt, Frans X. Plooij
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 10.8 MB
Overview: The Wonder Weeks. How to stimulate your baby’s mental development and help him turn his 10 predictable, great, fussy phases into magical leaps forward describes in easy-to-understand terms the incredible developmental changes that all babies go through during the first 20 months of their lives. This is the extended, "fat" edition with 2 more chapters covering 2 more leaps in the mental development of your baby up to the end of the sensorimotor period.
The book is based on the discovery of a little known phenomenon: all normal, healthy babies appear to be more tearful, troublesome, demanding and clingy at very nearly the same ages.
These age-related fluctuations in need for body contact and attention are related to major and quite dramatic changes in the brains of the children. These changes enable a baby to enter a whole new perceptual world and, as a consequence, to learn many new skills. This should be a reason for celebration, but as far as the baby is concerned these changes are bewildering. He’s taken aback — everything has changed overnight. It is as if he has woken up on a strange planet.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the British Officer within the First World War via John Lewis-Stempel
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 2.1 Mb
Overview: During the Great War, many boys went immediately from the school room to essentially the most unhealthy process on the planet – that of junior officer at the Western Front. Although desperately acutely aware of what number of in their predecessors had fallen earlier than them, just about all stepped ahead, unflinchingly, to do their responsibility. The reasonable existence expectancy of a subaltern within the trenches was once a trifling six weeks. In this outstanding guide, John Lewis-Stempel specializes in the forgotten males who in point of fact gained Britain’s victory within the First World War – the subalterns, lieutenants and captains of the Army, the leaders within the trenches, the primary ‘excessive’, the remaining to retreat. Basing his narrative on an enormous vary of first-person accounts, together with the poignant letters and diaries despatched house or to their outdated colleges, the creator unearths what motivated those boy-men to behave in such an bizarre, heroic means. He describes their transient, good lives out and in of the trenches, the tireless techniques they cared for his or her males, and the way they attempted to act with honour in a global the place their values and codes had been slightly actually being shot to items.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Seven Weeks’ War: the Austro-Prussian Conflict of 1866 by H. M. Hozier
Requirements: .MOBI reader, 5.1 MB
Overview: The creation of a new Europe in fire and blood
Europe during the second half of the nineteenth century was in turmoil. Ancient empires sought to hold and consolidate their power, smaller states struggled to forge themselves into new nations and old enmities fanned the fires of conflict. The Seven Weeks War of 1866, the subject of this book, was also known as the Austro-Prussian War, the German War, the Unification War, the German Civil War and the Fraternal War-and when considered as part of the process which brought about the unification of Italy, the Third Independence War. A substantial confederation of German states under the influence of the Austrian empire fought Prussia supported by its own German allies and the kingdom of Italy. The outcome was a decisive victory for Prussia and Italy that ensured future Prussian dominance over the states of Germany; Austria’s power over Italy was further destabilised by territorial gains achieved by Italy in Venetia. Eight significant battles on land and sea were fought between the 24th June and the 22nd July 1866. Koniggratz, fought on the 3rd July, 1866, was probably the most decisive Prussian victory and is the battle most remembered today, although 17 days later the Austrian fleet inflicted a significant defeat upon the Italian navy at Lissa. The Austro-German alliance acquitted itself well in battle but was significantly outnumbered by its opponents and suffered almost twice as many casualties. This book is a thorough and scholarly examination of this European war which was fought while the British Empire was preoccupied with consolidation of its territories or the fighting of comparatively small colonial wars. It was one of the earliest wars of the industrial age and will interest all those fascinated by the history of the creation of modern Europe.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Mindfulness in Eight Weeks: The Revolutionary 8 Week Plan to Clear Your Mind and Calm Your Life [Audiobook]
Mindfulness in Eight Weeks: The Revolutionary 8 Week Plan to Clear Your Mind and Calm Your Life by Michael Chaskalson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 290 MB
Overview: Expert instructor, Michael Chaskalson, who teaches on an acclaimed university-based mindfulness programme, brings new ease to practising the art of Mindfulness in his do-it-yourself, step-by-step guide Mindfulness in Eight Weeks.
Praised by the UK’s National Institute for Health and Excellence and prescribed by the NHS, Mindfulness is fast becoming a revered and popular method used by healthcare professionals and lay people alike to help alleviate anxiety, depression and stress.
In his new book, Chaskalson – well qualified with over three decades of practical experience – guides the reader in an eight week course that is a hybrid of the two most popular approaches: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), offering an easy-to-follow course that you can practise in your own time and within the comfort of your own home.
Broken down into eight weeks with chapters such as "Mindfulness for the Breath", "Staying Present" and "How Can I Best Take Care of Myself", this is a highly practical and immediate approach to Mindfulness. With step-by-step instructions carefully coordinated for each week, Mindfulness in Eight Weeks promises to have you up to speed in under two months.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction