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by Janna GraberTravel never goes quite like we expect. Planes are late, maps are misread and detours are made. When this happens, the twisting roads of travel can lead to adventures we never imagined -- and lessons we never expected to learn. Sometimes, if we're lucky, we cross paths with people who show us life from a different angle or provide kindness when it's needed most. Those we meet while traveling can change our journey, our experiences or even our lives. Come along with some of the world's top tra... more
by Gregory Neal
Human beings are creatures of instrumentality; many different kinds of instruments are a part of our daily experience. Thanks to our experience and our nature as beings with physical limitations, it makes perfect sense for us to think about doing things and receiving information through instruments. Be it by means of a TV, radio, or telephone, an ATM or a computer, we usually conceive of receiving items or information by way of a device. In Christian theology, the means of grace function as t... more
by W. Nikola-LisaW. Nikola-Lisa explores a fascinating corner of baseball history in The Men Who Made the Yankees, which traces the rise of the New York Yankees from the origin of the American League to the Yankees’ first world championship title in 1923. Less a history of players, The Men Who Made the Yankees focuses on a handful of powerful club owners and the political and financial pressures that dramatically shaped the arrival of an American League team in New York City.
by Donald L. KarshnerDonald L. Karshner is an 87-year-old Philadelphian who has had a lifelong interest in developing critical thinking skills. He wrote this book because he is concerned that today’s society has neglected critical thinking skills in favor of instant communication and political sound bites. His goal is to help people think rationally rather than emotionally when making decisions. By applying the skills of critical thinking, readers will be better equipped to clarify their thinking process, to intelli... more
by Karen Haid
Once the hub of the Mediterranean, Calabria now dangles, largely ignored, at the bottom of the Italian boot, struggling for survival, acceptance and a place in modern Italy and the world. Little-known even to Italians outside the nefarious activities of its ‘Ndrangheta mafia organization, Calabria allures with its simplicity and rewards with an underlying complexity, as in savoring an art... more
by Karen Solomon
True stories of what is happening in hearts and minds of law enforcement. A way to see them as what they are – human. Hearts Beneath the Badge is a unique compilation of interviews with officers across the country. It’s not about the crimes they witness or the judgement they face; it’s about them – Damien, Danny, Frances, Ken, Pamela, Brian, and more. Their thoughts, their fears, their proud moments and their heartbreak. It’s about Jeremy and his family, a man of... more
by Massimilla Harris, Ph.D. and Bud Harris, Ph.D.A Book for Women...and for Men Imagine within each of us, there is a deep, powerful source for living lives of love, creativity and fulfillment... To imagine this foundation for life and the energy it produces is to imagine ourselves and our world filled with the influence of the archetypal feminine – her passionate creativity, love and ageless knowing. Personally and culturally, this force - which lives at the heart of our lives - has been diminished and wounded until it seems to have retrea... more
by David Mahal
Before India is an easy-to-read guide to ancestry that focuses specifically on the Indian subcontinent. It illuminates how human origins and ancestry are best discovered through a combination of science and history. The book is not a dry study of genetics. It includes many appropriate pictures, maps, and charts to reinforce the text.
Mirroring a multifaceted subject matter, Before India is a well-researched amalgamation of genres—part genealogical guide, part eth... more
by Cevin SolingThe Student Resistance Handbook provides children with information on how they can effectively fight back against their school and work towards abolishing this abusive and oppressive institution. Legal non-violent tactics are presented that are designed to: disrupt the operation of school, substantially increase the costs involved in its operation, and make those who work for and support schools as miserable as they make the students who are forced to attend. The text was conceived to empower yo... more
by Sherri RosenGiving published and self-published authors great advice on the basics of publicity from a veteran publicist who has been in the business for over 25 years.
by Samuel GriffinInformation on how to survive and thrive in China based on my two years living in the country. Includes information on food, language, visas, transportation, education, health, shopping, and more
by Colin Pyle and Ryan PyleWhen Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle set out from Shanghai on a motorcycle journey that had never previously been attempted, they thought they had some idea of what lay ahead of them. It was a misconception that had become evident by the end of Day 1. But, despite the many challenges they faced, 65 days and 18,000 km later they’d succeeded in circumnavigating China.
In an expedition of extremes, Colin and Ryan visited the third lowest point on Earth and slept at Everest Base Camp bes... more
by Colin Pyle and Ryan PyleWhen Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle finished their record-breaking motorcycle adventure around China in 2010, they promised themselves that it would be their last such venture. Of course, they were wrong. Back in the saddle again, Colin and Ryan have set out to tackle the diverse country of India, and they had no idea what to expect! Whether it was monsoon rains, crashes in Mumbai, the claustrophobic roads of Kerla, or even a brutal paragliding landing in Manali, nothing could stop these ... more
by Leif GuiteauBeginning with the earliest humans there have been questions about the origins of life. From primitive tribal beliefs to organized religion, the history of man's search for answers is as diverse and varied as the many faiths that have existed. How did belief systems develop? What are this histories of the world's major faiths? This book provides answers with brief explanations of today's major religious philosophies in a simple, easy-to-read approach.
by Clayton BrumbyThis new work takes a very academic and philosophical topic, and through a couple of breakfast conversations among friends and acquaintances, explores it as directly as possible. The format is designed to make this very important topic accessible.
What is evil really?
Where does it come from?
And if God is really God, why doesn't he do more about it? This world is out of control-so violent, painful, unfair and destructive. Doesn't God care?
The Greek philosopher Epicurus is ... more
by Peter G. TormeyTwo days before Christmas 1974, Don James seized the reins of a University of Washington football program in disarray. Immediately, James challenged players to do the hard work necessary to get to the Rose Bowl. Some players laughed, reminding James that Washington hadn't been to the Rose Bowl since 1963. James insisted on his vision. In his third season, Washington advanced to the Rose Bowl and beat the heavily favored Michigan Wolverines. In 18 years at Washington, James' compelling stories in... more