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  • The Uddiyana Kingdom, the forgotten holy land of Swat valley

    by Fazal Khaliq
    Swat valley is a popular tourist resort in South Asia where tourism industry is a backbone in its economy. However the archaeological heritage in the valley can play a vital role to boost the industry which at part deserted. Swat Valley as known for heaven magnificence, God has bestowed it generously with natural blessing. The dazzling beauty of high peak snow-capped mountains, roaring waterfall, breath-taking landscapes, thick fragrant Cedar trees and virgin jungles, lush vegetation and abund... more
  • Water Culture in South Asia: Bangladesh Perspectives

    by Suzanne Hanchett, Tofazzel Hossain Monju, Kazi Rozana Akhter, Shireen Akhter, an
    “Water is life” in Bangladesh. Based on five researchers’ long-term involvement with water development programs, this book introduces the reader to the vast range of meanings that water has in this South Asian country, where village women struggle daily for access to safe supplies. Mythology, ancient sciences, folklore, and language provide a cultural foundation for water's uses in the home.
  • “BRAINCHAINS. Discover your brain and unleash its full potential in a hyperconnected multitasking world”

    by Theo Compernolle
    Are you worried that you perform below your abilities and competencies at work? You are not the only one. 60% to 75% of brainworkers are convinced they under-perform. Lots of research agrees, but fortunately also shows that 4 of 5 major causes are within your own area of control! Based on 5 years of research, BrainChains explains the challenges and the solutions. The core message:you need to know something about your brain to get the best of it and of you ICT. What is your most importan... more
  • Sex Love and DNA: What Molecular Biology Teaches Us About Being Human

    by Peter Schattner
    Can 21st-century molecular biology answer age-old questions about the human experience? Can studying proteins and DNA help us understand how we make our choices in sex and love? How we communicate? Where our emotions come from? Or why we age and die? In this fascinating journey into the biology of cells, award-winning scientist and educator Peter Schattner explains how proteins and DNA affect our lives. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, "Sex Love and DNA: What Molecular Biology T... more
  • The Invention of God: The Natural Origins of Mythology and Religion

    by Bill Lauritzen
    How did mythology and religion first begin? Where did the ideas of "God," "spirit" and "soul" come from? The author takes us to ancient times, showing us how early humans struggled to make sense of the world around them. Drawing on history, geology, volcanology, anthropology, chemistry, astronomy, archeology, oceanography, biology and cognitive science, the author reveals the surprising meaning of our most sacred stories.
  • The Oyster's Secret

    by Traci Dunham
    The Oyster's Secret is a beautifully illustrated children's book that teaches youngsters the importance of inner beauty. Through Mr. Oyster, young readers learn that what is on the outside is not what counts; true beauty lies within. Indeed, it's inner beauty that matters most of all.
  • The Situation of Gravity - Fourth Edition

    by Reg Mundy
    Everything we see, everything we hear, everything we feel, everything we taste, everything we perceive, are all interpretations of patterns by our mind. We move through our existence conforming to physical laws apparently laid down in stone, immutable, never changing, swept always onwards in the river of time. But are the laws of physics immutable? Were they always the same, have they changed, will they change again? Is time a river, or just a current in an eternal sea? What happens if you make... more
  • On Location: Essays of Place

    by Michael Gessner
    On Location, Essays of Place explores locations that influence our identity.

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