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Jewel-Less Crown : Saga of Life

By: BS Murthy

It's perilous penning this blurb. It's fine when man is modest about his work. It even affords him the aura of an invisible crown! But what about his work? Were it an art or craft, it is there for all to see. What of a literary work of an unheralded author? Well, lauding the same might raise one's eyebrows. Failing to praise wouldn't make a 'jewel-less crown' either! Why not see, if this is the great Indian novel. This is the story of the rise and fall of...

Party Gone Sour That New Year's Eve, all the nouveau riche of New Delhi seemed to have gathered at the Misty Nest in their ubiquitous wear. While women wore designer dresses, men turned up in safari suits. Hosting them at their grand dwelling in the Defense Colony were the Gautams, Prabhu and Sneha. By the time the last guest was hugged in welcome, Gautam’s silk kurta and Sneha’s mink coat were truly crumpled. Augmenting the warmth of their bonhomie was the Glenfiddic...

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El silencio

By: Valentino Valentino

El silencio y sus significaciones

Existe algo más tétrico que el pánico: es el silencio. Un hombre puede aguantarlo todo, el ataque de las fuerzas de la naturaleza, el capricho de los dioses, la entropía sin control del Cosmos, pero no el insufrible silencio. En la Prehistoria, el hombre mataba a seres infinitamente superiores y más grandes que él; sometía a mamuts, osos, cisnes, buitres, para hacer flautas de sus huesos y evitar con ello el duro silencio y así ganarle la batalla. Algunos encuentran e...

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Αντιστηρίξεις-Υποστυλώσεις σε επιχειρήσεις κατάρρευσης κτιρίων: Τε...

By: ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ ΝΙΚΑΣ

Η αντιστήριξη ή υποστύλωση μίας κατασκευής ή τμημάτων αυτής τα οποία έχουν υποστεί βλάβες λόγω ενός σεισμού ή οποιαδήποτε άλλης φυσικής ή ανθρωπογενούς αιτίας, είναι μία πολύπλοκή και πολυπαραγοντική διαδικασία που χρειάζεται μεγάλη προσοχή και εμπειρία, ενώ απαιτεί εξειδικευμένη γνώση των μηχανισμών αστοχίας αλλά και της στατικής συμπεριφοράς μίας κατασκευής. Η υποστύλωση ενός μικρού ανοίγματος, το οποίο μας εξασφαλίζει πρόσβαση σε εγκλωβισμένους, η υποστύλωση μιας πλάκ...

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Thriving Relationships (5 Principles; 3 Taxonomies; 2 Processes)

By: Merle Leon Canfield

Step by step process of developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

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Wormwood

By: John Coby

The novel, WORMWOOD, by John I Coby, is a narrative of times before, during and after a catastrophic, extinction-level event (ELE), caused by the impact of a rouge comet with Earth. It tells tales of Earthlings and Aliens negotiating through a Biblical event, through a mass extinction. The only kind of future that can be predicted by anyone, other than God, is one with mathematical certainty - for example, the orbit of a comet. A gargantuan comet hurtles through interst...

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'Sweet September' : 'Lovers Of Spring', Volume 1: 'Lovers Of Spring'

By: Jon'te Levar Aycox

Susan always enjoyed her favorite month, September, that she was nicknamed 'Sweet September.' September is the season of Autumn, Spring, Harvesting. That month, her plants and fruits fully bloomed in her home town of Mississippi. Also doing that month, Susan is always looking forward to the Mississippi Festival. That following year in 1995, Susan was super busy getting prepared for the festival. She is growing apples in her garden, for her mom yummy apple pies, that's ve...

Chapter 1- Excerpt- 'Susan sat up in her bed, Yawning..... Stretching .... out her arms. Feeling relaxed, well rested. She is ready for the day. She looked over to her right, saying "TED!"... TED!"... "baby wake up!!" "It's Sweet September!" "Like dad used to say every Sept." She kept looking at the right side of the bed as her words became more quiet, she then realized that no one was there. Susan starts to look sad, as she day dreamed at the sunset, shining out her bed...

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Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii

By: S. M. Kamakau

In 1961 the first edition of the English translation of Samuel Kamakau's Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii was published by Kamehameha Schools Press. Many contributed to make its publication possible. A group of Hawaiian scholars was first selected by the trustees of Bishop Museum to translate Kamakau's florid literary style into readable English. The group included Mary Kawena Pukui, Thomas G. Thrum, Lahilahi Webb, Emma Davidson Taylor, and John Wise. Mary Kawena Pukui then revie...

Many famous chiefs, mentioned in Hawaiian history, were descended from Hana-laa-nui. The ruling chiefs (noho alii) of Hawaii were of that particular lineage (mookuauhau), and with additions from those of the other islands, the genealogy of Hawaii's chiefs and their ancestors was made complete. Umi-a-Liloa [that is, Umi-son-of-Liloa] was a famous chief, and the reason for his fame was that it was he who united all of the districts of Hawaii through wars. The kingdom beca...

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Ko Pele Hiki 'Ana Mai I Hawai'I

By: William H. Wilson

The internationally known ?Aha Punana Leo, Inc. is a non-profit organization which was established in 1983 to revitalize the nearly extinct Hawaiian language and establish schools taught entirely through that language. The following year, the organization founded the first Punana Leo school which was also the first Native American language immersion school in the United States. After the Punana Leo families changed an 1896 law banning Hawaiian language schools, the Punan...

He wahine malihini o Pele i holo kona manao e holo mai i Hawaii nei. Aole i maikai kona noho ana me kona kaikuaana, me Namakaokahai a ua makemake o ia e holo mai i kekahi aina okoa.

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Addendum to Evolution : Origins of the World : Origins of the World

By: BS Murthy

This is a speculative theory about the origins of the world and the evolution of humans and other species as well as vegetation on earth.

Creation vs. Evolution ‘One might approach this postulation as an addendum to evolution for it comes in the wake of the great works of the past. It would seem logical that any proposition about evolution cannot bypass the idea of creation, buttressed with a religious belief by those closer to the beginnings of life. Just the same, though all religions propagate the word that God created the world, nevertheless their scriptures differ about the way he went about it. Give...

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Fantastic Trillion : Saga

By: Vyacheslav St. Grzhibovskiy

The video eBook "Fantastic Trillion" description trillion dollars in different poetic forms.

Synthesis per year 50000 tons of SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS with quality from 1 Trillion Dollars USA per 1 ton.

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Science History of the Universe

By: Francis Rolt Wheeler

In the present volume there have been covered in a comprehensive and popular manner the various departments of Astronomy. Owing to its treatment in a definitely historical and descriptive manner, however, it may be possible to supplement the general review by a few brief statements of some of the results and problems that confront us in the actual work of the observational astronomy of to-day.

The astronomical beliefs of prehistoric man were doubt similar to those entertained by the Eskimo of the Arctic regions and the untutored tribes of Argentine' Republic, South Africa and Australia, tribes who, living only for the day, concern themselves but little with to- morrow and yesterday and care nothing about the universe...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

In a time of crisis, we need a guide to help us calm and stabilize our lives. This is why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today. Kabbalah is a tool for bettering life, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how we can use this tool. In a graceful, easygoing style, you'll learn the basics of Kabbalah, and receive much needed suggestions for employing this age-old science to your daily life.

Introduction: The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data. Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the world to be.

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O Na Mole E Ke Anahonua (About the Roots of Geometry)

By: A. M. Legendre

1. O ke Anahonua ka mea e i ike ai ke ano o na mea i hoopalahaiahaia, oia na kaha, a me na ili, a me na paa. Ekolu mau ano o na mea i hoopalahaiahaia, he loa, he laula, a he manoanoa. 2. O ke kaha ; he loa wale no ko ke kaha; aole laula, aole manoanoa. O na welau o ke kaha he mau kiko ia: nolaila, o ke kiko, aole ona loa, aole laula, aole manoanoa, aka he wahi e ku wale ai no. 3. O ke kaha pololei ka loa pokole mai kekahi kiko a i kekahi kiko. 4. O ke kaha pololei o...

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అప్రాశ్యులు

By: Bhimeswara Challa

This surrealistic Telugu novel bringing out, through its complex characters, the often colliding raw passions and naked urges innate to the human condition.

ఆకాశానికి నిచ్చెన వేయ ప్రయత్నించటం ఎంతటి అవివేకమో అందరికీ సుగ్రాహ్యమే. అయినా అప్పుడప్పుడు మనమంతా ఆలా ప్రయత్నిస్తూనే వుంటాము. అది ఎంతో హాస్యాస్పదమయినా ఆ ఆలోచనలో వుండే మకరందాన్ని మనమంతా కాంక్షిస్తాము. ఎందుకంటేఆ ఆలోచన ఆహ్లాదకరమయినప్పుడు దానిని బలవంతంగా, ప్రయత్నపూర్వకంగా ఎందుకు బహిష్కరించాలి? అసంభవమయిన ఆలోచనలతో తెచ్చుకొన్న చిరునవ్వు, నిజమైన నిష్కల్మషమైన కన్నీరు కన్నా వున్నతమైనవంటే నేను అంగీకరించను. ఎందుకంటే ఆత్మవంచనకన్నా ఆత్మహత్య ఉన్నతమైనది. జీవితంలోని అనివార్యమైన దుఃఖాన్ని,...

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A Tale of Two Cities

By: Dave Mckay

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens, is part of a computerised reading program devised by journalist/author Dave McKay. The program, which paraphrases classic novels, primarily targets people who are learning English as a second language. It enables older students to quickly read classic novels despite having a very limited reading vocabulary. Each book has a number on the cover, showing how many different English words were used in McKay's translation of teh book....

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.

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Onto the Stage : ‘Slighted Souls’ and other stage and radio plays

By: BS Murthy

This is a compendium of the author’s Indian stage and radio plays: "Slighted Souls" is a poignant love story set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. Besides forcing the dalits to toil in the fields as bonded labor without impunity, the land owning doras had no qualms in reducing the womenfolk of this ilk as sex slaves in the gadis, which results in an armed rebellion engulfing two young lovers. "Men at work on Women at work...

Slighted Souls - A political stage play Scene – 1 Voice Over: Under the British Raj in India, the self-indulging Nizams of Hyderabad abdicated the administration of their vast principality to doralu, the village heads, letting them turn the areas under their domain into their personal fiefdoms. While the successive Nizams were obsessed with building palaces and acquiring jewelry, the village heads succeeded in ushering in an oppressive era of tyrannical order. Actin...

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Emoțiile și inteligența emoțională în organizații

By: Nicolae Sfetcu

O argumentare a importanței dualiste a emoțiilor în societate, individual și la nivel de comunitate. Tendința actuală de conștientizare și control al emoțiilor prin inteligența emoțională are un efect benefic în afaceri și pentru succesul activităților sociale dar, dacă nu suntem atenți, poate duce la o alienare ireversibilă la nivel individual și social. Lucrarea se compune din trei părți principale: Emoții (Modele ale emoțiilor, Procesarea emoțiilor, Fericirea, Filosof...

1. Emoții Emoția este o stare mentală indusă de unul sau mai mulți stimuli interni sau externi, (Panksepp 2004) (A. R. Damasio 1998) (Ekman și Davidson 1994) care determină modificări corporale chimice, răspunsuri comportamentale și o anumită stare. (Cabanac 2002) (D. L. Schacter, Gilbert, și Wegner 2011) Emoția este într-o interdependență permanentă cu starea de spirit, temperamentul, personalitatea, dispoziția și motivația persoanei respective. (.about.com 2019) Sensu...

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Родени Убийци

By: Куентин Тарантино
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時評警示錄 : 時評警示錄: 時評警示錄

By: yu xiaoming yu; 俞 小明 俞

簡介 一直以來想寫一本關於臺灣的警示錄,希望通過時評觀點以臺灣人的角度來看大陸,來思考臺灣未來的出路,我們的民主機制不完善,如果歷史悲劇重演,臺灣的民主是會開倒車的,臺灣正面臨岌岌可危的地步,這是一場沒有硝煙的民主生死存亡之戰,通過文字我想讓大家看清對岸大陸民眾的社會民情脈絡,其實他們並沒有我們想像中那麼強大,甚至可以用「社畜」形容他們民眾的生存狀態。

簡介 一直以來想寫一本關於臺灣的警示錄,希望通過時評觀點以臺灣人的角度來看大陸,來思考臺灣未來的出路,我們的民主機制不完善,如果歷史悲劇重演,臺灣的民主是會開倒車的,臺灣正面臨岌岌可危的地步,這是一場沒有硝煙的民主生死存亡之戰,通過文字我想讓大家看清對岸大陸民眾的社會民情脈絡,其實他們並沒有我們想像中那麼強大,甚至可以用「社畜」形容他們民眾的生存狀態。

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Leopardi and Schopenhauer : an English translation of "Leonardi e ...

By: Francesco De Sanctis; Thomas Haskell Simpson

possibly the first English translation of this interesting work by great literary critic Francesco De Sanctis, one of the fathers of the Italian national independence movement, later the young nation's Minister of Public Instruction, and author of a crucial history of Italian literature.

"...Hegel is the greatest sinner, because the public’s head can't make room for intellectual intuition. With his dialectical process, Hegel gave an appearance of harmony to this philosophical monstrosity. He was its designer and architect, making the original sin durable. So Schopenhauer tore him to pieces. Charlatan, insipid, stupid, nauseating, an ignoramus whose shamelessness was touted as wisdom by cowardly followers; the true author of our century’s intellectua...

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