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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Chasing The Dragon: Are You Chem-Friendly? (The Chemsex Trilogy Book 1)

by Cameron Yorke

2015 was the year of the chem-sex revolution amongst the gay scene in London. It seemed the entire population wanted to get ‘High & Horny’, and ‘PnP’ was the priority for weekend entertainment, with young and old alike, afterall, it was ‘just sex’, and relationships were a thing of the past - One either denied their existence entirely, or swore that an open arrangement was the norm. Chasing the Dragon is a portayal of this phenomenon, and explores the use of recreational drugs and the social impact on those who indulged, as well as the wider community, with valuable insight into the machinations of the chem-sex culture, and the wider recreational drug scene of London, and Britain in the 21st century, and proof that the ‘War on Drugs’ has failed....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime, Gay & Lesbian, Biography
Size: 300 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

by Anne Rademacher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meani...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Human Rights in Child Protection: Implications for Professional Practice and Policy

by Asgeir Falch-Eriksen

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 258 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Unjust Conditions: Women's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs

by Tara Patricia Cookson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Unjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people's behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs' successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Distant Companions: Servants and Employers in Zambia, 1900–1985 (The Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)

by Karen Tranberg Hansen

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Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 342 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Wellbeing Economics: The Capabilities Approach to Prosperity (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy)

by Paul Dalziel

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
7 reviews

Introduction to critical criminology

by The Open University

This 2-hour free course introduced critical criminology and its stance on the concepts, practices and institutions associated with crime....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
3 reviews

Race, ethnicity and crime

by The Open University

This 1-hour free course briefly examined the relationships between race and ethnicity, and crime, criminalisation and criminal justice....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
6 reviews

Criminology beyond crime

by The Open University

This 3-hour free course examined the notion of 'social harm' as an alternative definition of 'crime' and considered Green Criminology as an example....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Social science and participation

by The Open University

This 10-hour free course explored how social science helps to inform and shape public debates and policy-making processes....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Cultural Heritage in a Changing World

by Karol Jan Borowiecki

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Computing, Databases, Microsoft, Networking, Software, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 322 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Discrimination at Work: Comparing European, French, and American Law

by Marie Mercat-Bruns and Elaine Holt

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Do the United States and France, both post-industrial democracies, differ in their views and laws concerning discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American scholar, examines the differences in how the two countries approach discrimination. Bringing together prominent legal scholars—including Robert Post, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others—Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the two nations have adopted divergent strategies. The United States continues, with mixed success at “colorblind” policies, to deal with issues of diversity in university enrollm...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 386 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

The Great Mindshift: How a New Economic Paradigm and Sustainability Transformations go Hand in Hand (The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science Book 2)

by Maja Göpel

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
25 reviews

New World Order? No Way Out?: How the One-Percenters did it!

by Paul Casselle

What the heck is going on in the world?

The 9/11 attack, continuous wars in the Middle-East & major terrorist incidents every few weeks.

What the heck is going on! - Are you looking for an answer?

Many of us are becoming aware of a growing global problem with national economies and terrorism, but some believe we are being led down this path by powerful people determined to destroy our free society in favour of their own greed. So, is this conspiracy nonsense?

I became so confused and worried about the global decline I saw around me that I decided to start researching for myself. Over the last four years I have discovered many things that left me speechless. I want everyone to explore the facts and make their own informed choices. Therefo...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime, Freedom & Security, Globalisation, Terrorism
Size: 43 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
7 reviews

Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters: A Guide for Pastors and Congregations after Violence and Trauma

by Laurie Kraus and David Holyan

Recovering from Un-Natural Disasters is a must-read handbook for pastors and church leaders of communities who could or perhaps already have experienced an un-natural disaster, such as gun violence, suicides, or sexual abuse. Unlike natural disasters, un-natural disasters deal with the concept of sin and require a different recovery strategy. In this book, readers will explore the four phases of human-caused disaster — Devastation and Heroism, Disillusionment, Reforming, and Wisdom — and receive step-by-step suggestions to use with their faith community during the recovery process. Example worship resources, including prayers, music suggestions, and sermons that are appropriate to use during periods of trauma and recovery, are included....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 166 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
3 reviews

Research Project Management: 25 Free Tools (Evaluation Works’ Research Guides Book 1)

by Ruth Belling

Do you need to manage a research project?

This guide lists 25 online tools and resources, available at zero cost, to help researchers, evaluators, doctoral students and supervisors, research managers and administrators, with a range of activities and skills involved in managing research successfully.

Includes tools and resources for:

Project planning
Goal-setting
Time management
Document sharing and storage
Organizational aids
Communication and collaboration
Writing aids
Reference managers
Project management systems

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 31 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishments, dissection and gibbeting, an integral part of sentences for murder. It traces the origins of the Act, and then explores the ways in which Act was actually put into practice. After identifying the dominance of penal dissection throughout the period, it looks at the abandonment of burning at the stake in the 1790s, the rapid decline of hanging in chains just after 1800, and the final abandonment of both dissection and gibbeting in 1832 and 1834. It concludes that the Act, by creating differentiation in...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 212 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.10 / 5
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Crimes of the powerful

by The Open University

This 2-hour free course examined the complexities of setting new criminological research agendas by considering research on crimes of the powerful....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gallows site. The use of corpses in medicine and magic has been recorded back into antiquity. The lacerated bodies of Roman gladiators were used as a source of curative blood, for instance. In early modern Europe, a great trade opened up in ancient Egyptian mummies and the fat of executed criminals, plundered as medicinal cure-alls. However, this is the first book to consider the demand for the blood of the executed, the desire for human fat, the resort to the hanged man’s hand, and the trade in hanging ro...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires

by Lori Khatchadourian

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation

by Vincent F. Hendricks

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Genre: Business & Finance, Business Life, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 144 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
3 reviews

Whaling for Beginners

by AXELOS Limited

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Business & Finance, Finance, Management & Leadership, Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 79 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2019 onward  

Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences

by F. Callard

This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Setting itself against standard accounts of interdisciplinary 'integration,' and rooting itself in the authors' own experiences, the book establishes a radical agenda for collaboration across these disciplines. Rethinking Interdisciplinarity does not merely advocate interdisciplinary research, but attends to the hitherto tacit pragmatics, affects, power dynamics, and spatial logics in which that research is enfolded. Understanding the complex relationships between brains, minds, and environments requires a delicate, playful and genuinely experimental interdisciplinarity, and this book shows us how it can be done. This book is open access under a CC-BY license and f...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Behavioural Sciences
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
130 reviews

The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.The novel's blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psycho¬logical complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures th...

Genre: Fiction, Fiction Classics, Literary Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 96 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas

by Chris Benner

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. This book argues that lessons for addressing these national challenges are emerging from a new set of realities in America’s metropolitan regions: first, that inequity is, in fact, bad for economic growth; second, that bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and, third, that the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, w...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 366 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

IDENTICAL TREATMENT IN THE MACHINE OF THE LAW: The Quest For Transgender Civil Rights

by Joanne Borden

This book explains the transgender phenomenon in an easy to understand and simple way to explain it to others. Also included are over 50 different speeches that are loaded with arguments and ideas for lobbying for transgender civil rights at all levels of government and may be useful for lobbying for any civil rights cause. It combines two topics that are inseparable in achieving justice and identical treatment in the machine of the law. For a full discussion of transgenderism and all facets of transgender people's life, refer to the author's other book, Transgender Complete, A Virtual Handbook, which is also available from Amazon Kindle Books....

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

Online Hate Speech in the European Union: A Discourse-Analytic Perspective (SpringerBriefs in Linguistics)

by Stavros Assimakopoulos

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words & Language
Size: 90 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum

by Maria Lucia Ferruzza

In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty’s larger collection—life-size sculptures, statuettes, heads and busts, altars, and decorative appliqués. In addition to the comprehensive catalogue entries, the publication includes a guide to the full collection of over one thousand other figurines and molds from the reg...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 250 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 March 2019 onward  

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (Integration and Conflict Studies Book 12)

by Jacqueline Knörr and Christoph Kohl

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Genre: History, Africa, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 338 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward  

Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

by Shannon Gleeson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. How and why do these workers, despite enormous barriers, come forward to seek justice, and what happens once they do? Bas...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 March 2019 onward  

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