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  • Toastmasters Secret: A Practical Guide to Become a Competent Communicator in Public Speaking

    by Ramakrishna Reddy
    “Toastmaster’s Secret” is a complete guide to really get the maximum leverage out of the Competent Communicator program. Based on experience of a committed toastmaster who has taken effort to create speeches as suggested by manual, this step-by-step guide shows you how to craft speeches using a reference table where project speeches are given on one side and objectives are pointed on the other side. It has explanation on selection of topics, delivery preparation, and much more.
  • The adventures of Bella & Emily

    by Michelle Holland
    A delightful story in Emily's own words. Emily Pope is Thirteen years old and lives near the South Downs. Ever since she can remember she has dreamt of owning her own pony. The pony will be her best friend and they will share many adventures together. Emily's parents think she is too young for the responsibility of owning a pony and needs to gain more experience before they will consider it. So the adventure begins. Emily starts work at the nearby riding stables, works hard and learns everythin... more
  • Skimstories: Riding Waves

    by Keanu & Zen Mir-Scaer
    Skimboarding is riding waves with a thin finless board. Skimboarders charge oncoming waves from the shore, and ride the waves back to the sand--it takes passion and courage. Keanu and Zen have used their passion and courage beyond the waves by writing and illustrating SKIMSTORIES: RIDING WAVES to encourage kids to read, ride waves and charge toward their dreams.
  • Heart and Darkness: Scary Adventures and the Evolution of Disney’s Dark Rides

    by Shawn Patrick Farrell
    The dark rides in Disney theme parks have delighted - and sometimes terrified - millions of people. The history of these attractions is a fascinating story of creativity, engineering, and pop culture, and it's told here for the first time. From their primitive beginnings in the 1800s, to their perfection by the Disney Imagineers, dark rides are an ingenious way to tell a visually exciting story to guests who "travel" through the action, scene, aboard vehices ranging from boats to (Doom) b... more
  • Coffee Shop University : "L’Université de la vie"

    by Mario Kfoury

    L’endroit : le Bailey's Gym, Los Angeles, Californie – 6 heures du matin – automne 1999… D'un quartier bourgeois de Beyrouth aux écoles des rues de l'Europe et des États-Unis, l'histoire vous entraîne dans une quête d'auto-exploration et de renouvellement perpétuels qui vous emporte à travers les gymnases de culturisme, les clubs de boxe, les bibliothèques et les marchés financiers. Implacables,... more

  • The Covenant and the Mandate of Heaven

    by Tiberiu Weisz
    A cross cultural study between China and Judaism. This is “an enlightening study of two cultures that have overcome many challanges and catastrophes to not only survive , but thrive and outlast many civilization that have come and gone... fascinating contrasting cultures and people, and cannot fail to excite even the most causual reader.” (Jewish Journal, Boston)
  • Several True (I Think) Stories: Can Truth Be Stranger Than Fiction?

    by James E. Gibson

    Several True (I Think) Stories: Can Truth Be Stranger Than Fiction? discusses over 50 unusual events. The majority of them were personally experienced or witnessed by the author.

    This second edition contains numerous small changes and corrections.

    The incidents described include in no particular order:

    1. eyes apparently heating a wedding ring and burning someone’s finger,
    2. a “miraculous” healing,
    3. a summer snowstorm in southeastern... more
  • Symphonies & Scorpions

    by Gerald Elias

    In 1979 the Boston Symphony undertook a history-making concert tour to China. After the tumultuous Cultural Revolution, the BSO was the first American orchestra to set foot there after the normalization between the two countries, and their visit aroused great local and international interest and media coverage. \tAfter a hiatus of thirty-five years, in 2014 the BSO returned to China and Japan, and Elias had the great good fortune to have performed on both tours. His memories from ‘79 ar... more

  • Istanbul to Ireland: A Solo Cyclist's Journey

    by Rick Steeves

    "Each passing car in the never-ending stream of vehicles politely beeped its horn to let me know they were about to pass (just in case I didn’t know!). Then I heard a beep, and no one passed. Another beep, and still nothing. I next heard a mammoth rumble. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a tractor-trailer towing a wide load veering wide left behind me—causing oncoming traffic to scatter—crushing a dozen traffic cones in the median ..."

    Cycling only on vac... more

  • Snow Guns Before Sunrise: A Peek Behind the Veil of Ski Resort Operations

    by Patrick Torsell
    Ever wonder what it's like to operate a snowcat, or even run the whole show as a ski resort General Manager? Snow Guns Before Sunrise will let you in on the secrets as you walk, and ski, in the shoes of ski industry insiders to see what really goes on behind the scenes. Complete with job descriptions, “a-day-in-the-life-of” details, and anecdotes from industry professionals, you'll discover everything you wanted to know, and then some, about the inner workings of a ski resort. Get a glimpse of t... more
  • 100 Digital Rules

    by Pearl Zhu

    A well-defined set of digital rules are not for limiting innovation, but for setting the frame of relevance, and guide through changes and digital transformation.

     

    Digital businesses today are facing fierce competitions, unprecedented uncertainty, and velocity. There is a classic fable about a lion and a gazelle to analogize such a "surviving and thriving cycles." The lion wakes up and starts running, otherwise it will not catch lunch. The gazelle... more

  • Beyond the Black Stump of Eternity: A Toolkit for Understanding the Deeper Meaning to Life, Its Existence and Global Issues

    by David Shaun Larsen
    Beyond The Black Stump of Eternity provides a toolkit for exploring the deeper meaning to life, its existence and global issues. This is the first in a series of three books and at a time when anyone can be published, I feel it is my responsibility to “Awaken others” to what I know. Written uniquely for an Australian audience, it’s also suited for broader global readership. It’s intended to be an easy read that interweaves a mix of stories associated with my journey growing up in what I call, ... more
  • Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics

    by Jason Stotts
    Sexual ethics has historically been a bleak landscape of three false alternatives – resist, abstain, or indiscriminately indulge. In Eros and Ethos, philosopher Jason Stotts presents a radical new alternative in which sex is an ethically important part of a rich human life. He shows how sex is a significant expression of our character, because sex arises out of the deepest and most fundamental parts of who we are. On his account, virtue lies in proudly bringing desire in line with our flourishi... more
  • Temple-Smith and Cupples' Legal Drafting: Litigation Documents, Contracts, Legislation, and Wills (Revised)

    by Margaret Temple-Smith and Deborah Cupples
    This textbook is about document drafting and is a useful reference for practitioners. The book contains the following: - Discussion of legal issues that are crucial to drafters. - Guidance for creating document-organization schemes. - Suggestions for clear and precise phrasing. - Tips regarding grammar, punctuation, and style. - Document-specific guidance and exercises. - Citations to statutes, case law, and other sources.
  • Grammar, Punctuation, and Style: A Quick Guide for Lawyers and Other Writers

    by Deborah Cupples and Margaret Temple-Smith
    This guide is easy-to-read for all types of writers and includes notes for legal professionals. The authors consulted multiple grammar-related sources in their research, so readers would not have to. The book contains the following: - Rules of grammar and punctuation, with examples. - Key grammatical terms necessary for understanding rules. - Citations to grammatical and legal sources. - Style tips. - Self-test exercises and answers. - An easy-to-use index.
  • Revelations 12:12

    by David De Freitas
    ‘Woe to the inhabitors of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time.’ Revelations 12:12 1968. A young woman in the sleepy town of Sidon is at home, fourteen hours into labour. Uninvited and without warning, a Dr Brockman arrives to assist with her delivery. A few hours later, Martha Holman gives birth to her first child, Simon. Within months, however, Martha’s husband is killed in the Vietnam War. Suddenly a singl... more

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