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One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences

by Bretislav Friedrich and Dieter Hoffmann

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. On April 22, 1915, the German military released 150 tons of chlorine gas at Ypres, Belgium. Carried by a long-awaited wind, the chlorine cloud passed within a few minutes through the British and French trenches, leaving behind at least 1,000 dead and 4,000 injured. This chemical attack, which amounted to the first use of a weapon of mass destruction, marks a turning point in world history. The preparation as well as the execution of the gas attack was orchestrated by Fritz Haber, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem. During World War I, Haber transformed his research institute into a center for the development of chemical weapons (and of the means of protection agains...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Technology & Engineering, Freedom & Security, Science & Maths, Chemistry
Size: 408 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

The Challenge of Chance: A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities (The Frontiers Collection)

by Klaas Landsman and Ellen van Wolde

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, Behavioural Sciences, History & Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics
Size: 276 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Essence of Instruction (Upadesa Saram): The Pine Forest Revisited

by Ramana Maharshi and Miles Wright

The great Tamil poet Muruganar approached the South Indian sage, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, and requested elucidation on the instruction which had been given by Lord Siva to the Rishis of Darukavanam (the Pine Forest).The Rishis had become hooked on action (karma) and every attainment threw up the desire for a further bigger, better attainment. They approached Siva and asked for help. Things have not changed much since then ... have they? The human condition continues to be enthralled with the shadows all the while oblivious to the all important source of the light.Sri Ramana Maharshi agreed and wrote this instruction in 30 verses. Later, the verses were translated into Telugu, Malayalam and, at the request of the great Sanskritist, Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni, they were also translated i...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 350 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Rethinking Health Care Ethics

by Stephen Scher and Kasia Kozlowska

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Genre: Business & Finance, Careers, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths
Size: 169 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

A Galileo Forgery: Unmasking the New York Sidereus Nuncius (Galileo's O Book 3)

by Horst Bredekamp and Irene Brückle

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Astronomy
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Reichenbach’s Paradise: Constructing the Realm of Probabilstic Common “Causes”

by Leszek Wronski

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Mathematics
Size: 113 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2019 onward  

Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation

by Vincent F. Hendricks and Mads Vestergaard

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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 20 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.40 / 5
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What They Won’t Tell You About Objectivism: Thoughts on the Objectivist Philosophy in the Post-Randian Era

by Russell Hasan

Everyone has heard dark whispers about the philosophy of Objectivism. People read Ayn Rand’s novels and fall in love with her ideas, only to collapse into one of two inevitable fates: (1) eventually give up on the ideas as childish and selfish, often complaining that the philosophy is a cult, or (2) develop a religious, zealous fanaticism, obeying the tenets of the philosophy in an obsessive, robotic, mindless manner.But what is the truth about Objectivism? What is it in Rand’s novels that makes a light turn on in the minds of her readers, and why does that light always flare and then burn out, leaving behind either anger or mindless obedience? This book argues that Objectivism has been turned into a shallow, two-dimensional cartoon caricature of what the philosophy really is, by both ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Freedom & Security
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2019 onward  

Bordieuan Field Theory as an Instrument for Military Operational Analysis (New Security Challenges)

by Håkan Gunneriusson

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book uses Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory as a lens through which to examine military operations. Novel in its approach, this innovative text provides a better, more nuanced understanding of the modern ‘battlespace’, particularly in instances of prolonged low-intensity conflict. Formed in two parts, this book primarily explores the scope of Bourdien theory before secondly providing a detailed case study of the Yugoslavian succession war of 1990-1992. Gunneriusson suggests that although theories do not necessarily provide answers, they do help us ask better questions. This volume suggests news lines of interdisciplinary investigation that will be of interest to members of armed forces, practitioners from NGOs, and policymakers....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Freedom & Security, Political History & Theory
Size: 123 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 February 2019 onward  

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The Missing Piece

by yoshi minna

At last, this classic story is available in the kindle store.A dark and beautiful tale about a pie's struggle to come to terms with a missing piece. Join the Pie on his journey of adventure and discovery, where he finds out so much about life and the world. See what happens when he sees a doctor, a hypnotherapist and a photographer. Will an unexpected windfall of money help? Will Cracked Pot's powder do the trick? What will the police do about it all? A must for children and adults everywhere.This book is around 1700 words long and contains 22 beautiful illustrations....

Genre: Children's eBooks, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 onward  

Golden Rule Libertarianism: A Defense of Freedom in Social, Economic, and Legal Policy

by Russell Hasan

An insightful mixture of political philosophy and policy advocacy, this book justifies libertarian politics using the Golden Rule of ethics to achieve a provocative new political theory called GOLD. GOLD defends the libertarian position on antiwar, drugs, prostitution, civil liberties, abortion rights, and gay marriage, GOLD explains why free market capitalism is necessary for freedom, and GOLD proves that capitalism helps the poor and racial minorities.A sophisticated theory of GOLD economics is explained, which sheds light on the nature of money, prices, trade, supply and demand, inflation, and many other topics. The book also presents a bold new libertarian legal theory interpreting the United States Constitution and the common law. The book is organized into four parts, covering social...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 326 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.40 / 5
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The Essence of Buddhism

by David Tuffley

This book describes the basic principles of Buddhism. Much has been written about Buddhism and how to practice it. Readers will have no difficulty finding hundreds of books on the topic. This book simply focuses on the essence of Buddhism, as expressed in the Four Noble Truths and the Eight-fold Path.

Buddhism is not a religion as such; it does not propose an external God. It does not seek to replace a persons existing religious beliefs, only to supplement them. The Buddha, in all likelihood, would rather his followers describe themselves simply as Followers of The Way.

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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My Heart Is African

by Dave Atkinson

African Poetry...

Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Romance, Collections & Anthologies, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 75 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Beyond Anger: How to Hold On to Your Heart and Your Humanity in the Midst of Injustice

by Shambhala Publications and Shambhala Publications

In July 2013, multiple bombs exploded in Bodh Gaya, India, in and around the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi temple that marks the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. In response, Shambhala Publications offers this free eBook consisting of excerpts from some of our books from a variety of Buddhist traditions that encapsulate values of love and nonviolence, which we can all practice ourselves. A chapter from the Karmapa points out the toxicity and uselessness of anger, from a basic, interpersonal level to the wider society at large. In I Take Up the Way of Letting Go of Anger, Zen teacher Diane Eshin Rizzetto helps us look at how we relate to an emotion like anger and, rather than suppress it, she marks a clear pathway we can follow to awaken in its presence and...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism, New Age, Self-Help & Counselling
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.20 / 5
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Metabioethics and Biomedicine: Synthesis of principles and applications

by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

A diligent pastor and ever meticulous scholar, the President of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care offers us, in this work, a further demonstration of his catechetic talent and theological depth. The book is an important contribution to the cause for the proclamation and defence of the inviolability of human life, dignity of the person and his fundamental inalienable rights.These pages unfold in the midst of a cultural battle, at a historic moment when medical science is characterized,  to borrow an expression used by Paul Ricoeur,  by the hypertrophy of means and the atrophy of ends. At the beginning of the third millennium, the essential relationship of medicine with truth  in particular, with the truth about man, his corporeality and health handed down to us by the c...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies, Science & Maths
Size: 205 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

by Ramana Maharshi and Gabriele Ebert

A prose translation of 42 verses from Bhagavad Gita, selected and set in order, by Ramana Maharshi, for use of those interested in Self Enquiry. In these verses Bhagavan reveals the seeker, that which is sought and the means by which one seeks.
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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 8 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward  

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Franz Kafka: The Complete Novels (The Trial, The Castle, Amerika)

by Franz Kafka

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Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 442 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward  

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Arunachala Pancharatna: Five Stanzas to Arunachala

by Ramana Maharshi

A translation of Ramana Maharshi's Arunachala Pancharatna (Five Stanzas to Arunachala) from Sanskrit into English by Miles Wright with comments and a preceding article by him on the practice of atma-vichara (self-enquiry) as taught by Ramana Maharshi....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 12 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2019 onward  

Microfinance 3.0: Reconciling Sustainability with Social Outreach and Responsible Delivery

by Doris Köhn and Doris Köhn

This book focuses on the achievements, current trends and further potential of microfinance to scale-up and serve many more clients with financial services that enable them to improve their living conditions. The book asks what it takes to achieve sustainable impact: to know your clients and to understand their needs, to treat them in a fair and transparent way, and to safeguard the synthesis between the financial and social dimension of sustainable microfinance. The book also sheds light on the future funding landscape and what is necessary to bring more commercial funders on board while ensuring that these new funders will continue the commitment to responsible finance. While being forward looking, the book reflects the debate on core values of microfinance, triggered by recent criticism...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2019 onward  

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The Secret of Secrets ( interview with the deadman ) 1 Part

by Uncle Max

This is the first part of the incredible interview to Uncle Max. Uncle Max was a mysterious, unknown and powerfull western mystic, who died 4 years ago. This first work is part of a project called “The testament of Uncle Max”. Nobody has ever been so frank, trustful in the other people's comprehension, and exhaustive in telling the secret, or rather, “the Secret of Secrets”, which contains the powers of awareness and opens the magics of the Soul. The true “New Age” has just been born. At last, everyone in the world will be allowed to know and learn the simple and hidden “art of salvation”. “Although it seems to be impossible, this is the only natural way to solve definitively every limitation, anxiety or panicDon't suffer uselessly.Join my world.Uncle Max....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Practices, Science & Maths, Health & Fitness, Alternative Medicine
Size: 19 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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An Android Dog's Tale: A Sci-Fi Counter-Fantasy Novel

by D.L. Morrese

The Galactic Organic Development Corporation searches the galaxy for primitive sentient species to save from extinction, and then transplants colonies of them to Corporation agricultural planets where they can live happily and safely. The transplanted species survives, and the Corporation Project planets produce some of the most expensive and sought-after food in the galaxy, which it sells to developed worlds with this guarantee:

Caringly grown, cultivated and harvested by simple sentient life forms.
No artificial ingredients, pesticides, herbicides, or mechanized equipment used in processing.
Guaranteed 100% organic.

Of course, keeping the primitives primitive enough to ensure the Corporation’s promise of natural purity can be a challenge, especia...

Genre: Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
Size: 307 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 February 2019 onward  

Pragmatism, Rights, and Democracy (American Philosophy Book 11)

by Beth J. Singer

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 207 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 February 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Explore the Literature of Possibility (Trailer): An Introduction

by Tom Butler-Bowden

What is the literature of possibility? For over 2,000 years, philosophers have been interested in what makes for “the good life” in terms of the ability to provide for oneself and one’s family, enjoy the pleasures of culture and nature, participate in political life, and make some contribution to society. The literature of possibility is certainly about achieving the good life, but it goes a step beyond this to ask about the full range of possibilities carried within a person. Many people achieve a good “lifestyle” but still wonder: Is there something more I could do?...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 14 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Serial Killers True Crime: Chilling True Crime Cases Of The Worlds Most Twisted Serial Killers And Criminals (True Crime, Organized Crime Book 1)

by Layla Hawkes

Chilling True Crime Cases Of The Worlds Most Twisted Serial Killers And Criminals=====> Get Your FREE BONUSES With This Book! ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 59 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 January 2019 onward  

The Institution of Criticism

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

German radicals of the 1960s announced the death of literature. For them, literature both past and present, as well as conventional discussions of literary issues, had lost its meaning. In The Institution of Criticism, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores the implications of this crisis from a Marxist perspective and attempts to define the tasks and responsibilities of criticism in advanced capitalist societies. Hohendahl takes a close look at the social history of literary criticism in Germany since the eighteenth century. Drawing on the tradition of the Frankfurt School and on Jürgen Habermas's concept of the public sphere, Hohendahl sheds light on some of the important political and social forces that shape literature and culture. The Institution of Criticism is made up of seven essays origina...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 287 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 January 2019 onward  

Reappraisals: Shifting Alignments in Postwar Critical Theory

by Peter Uwe Hohendahl

Reappraisals is a provocative account of the development of modern critical theory in Germany and the United States. Focusing on the period since World War II, Peter Uwe Hohendahl explores key debates on the function of critical theory, illuminating the diverse positions and alliances among the participants. Bringing together six essays, as well as new introductory and concluding chapters, Hohendahl interprets and subjects to critical scrutiny many of the central ideas of the Frankfurt School. He first maps the trajectory of neomarxist criticism in Germany to the 1980s. Individual chapters then focus on the work of Georg Lukacs, Theodor W. Adorno, and Jürgen Habermas, and on such issues as the politicization of German criticism after 1965 under the influence of the Frankfurt School....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 247 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

An Accidental God: The Evolution of Religion, or How a Boy from the Dawn of Civilization Became the God of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

by Aleron Zemplin and Aspen Anadore

AnAccidental Godtells how, through a series of accidents, a person who lived at the dawn ofcivilization became God. It tells a fictionalized but historicallyplausible interpretation of the story of the biblical patriarch Abraham,focusing on how coincidental events and human misperceptions lead him tobelieve a particular ancestor, named Yehhi, is a powerful god. An earthquake shakesthe ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur; amid the devastation, Abraham sees thatall the family idols have toppled over, all except for the statue of Yehhi, arevered ancestor. He is convinced that Yehhi has shown his power by remainingupright amid the collapse of the other gods, and he believes that this isYehhi's call for his clan to abandon Ur. Abraham's young nephew Lot is swindledby a wily merchant into squanderin...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 280 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 January 2019 onward  

Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism

by Carolyn Williams

Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater’s aestheticism and his historicism should be understood as dialectically interrelated critical strategies, inextricable from each other in practice. Williams discusses the explicit and embedded narratives that play a crucial role in Pater’s aesthetic criticism and examines the figures that compose these narratives, including rhetorical tropes, structures of argument such as genealogy, and historical or fictional personae....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2019 onward  

Seductive Reasoning: Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory

by Ellen Rooney

Seductive Reasoning takes a provocative look at contemporary Anglo-American literary theory, calling into question the critical consensus on pluralism's nature and its status in literary studies. Drawing on the insights of Marxist and feminist critical theory and on the works of Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault, Rooney reads the pluralist’s invitation to join in a "dialogue" as a seductive gesture. Critics who respond find that they must seek to persuade all of their potential readers. Rooney examines pluralism as a form of logic in the work of E. D. Hirsch, as a form of ethics for Wayne Booth, as a rhetoric of persuasion in the books of Stanley Fish. For Paul de Man, Rooney argues, pluralism was a rhetoric of tropes just as it was, for Fredric Jameson, a form of politics....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 254 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Inchoate: (Short Stories Volume I)

by Lazlo Ferran

Two short stories AND read the first chapter of both Iron I: Too Bright the Sun and Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate for Free. Solve the Secret Codes in Ordo Lupus.InchoateA humorous tale about the first Board Meeting in History and its single Agenda Item. Henry's CarIn this hilarious sci-fi story, a Time Traveler from the 16th Century develops a taste and talent for for stock-car racing.Also available in DRM-Free formats (epub, Sony Reader - LRF, Kindle .mobi, Palm Doc PDB, PDF, RTF and Plain Text) at www.smashwords.com
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Genre: Fiction, Horror, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian, First Contact, Genetic Engineering, Metaphysical & Visionary, Military, TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 85 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 January 2019 onward  

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