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Classical Heritage and European Identities: The Imagined Geographies of Danish Classicism (Critical Heritages of Europe) by Andersen Funder, Lærke Maria

Classical Heritage and European Identities examines how the heritages of classical antiquity have been used to construct European identities, and especially the concept of citizenship, in Denmark from the eighteenth century to the present day. It implements a critical historiographical per...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 134 pages / Free from 14 October 2019  

The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Medieval West by Clarissa W. Atkinson

According to an old story, a woman concealed her sex and ruled as pope for a few years in the ninth century. Pope Joan was not betrayed by a lover or discovered by an enemy; her downfall came when she went into labor during a papal procession through the streets of Rome. From the myth of J...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 310 pages / Free from 14 October 2019  

Wellbeing and Devolution: Reframing the Role of Government in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (Wellbeing in Politics and Policy) by Jennifer Wallace

It has been over twenty years since the people of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland voted for devolution. Over that time, the devolved legislatures have established themselves and matured their approach to governance. At different times and for different reasons, each has put wellbeing ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 165 pages / Free from 14 October 2019  

Generation X Disaffected & Cynical by John Salt

Browse the 1990s through post 9-11 from the end of college through attempting a work-life balance. 1990 through 2002....

Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Religious / Size: 1207 pages / Free from 14 October 2019  

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica by Joshua Englehardt

Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica explores the role of interregional interaction in the dynamic sociocultural processes that shaped the pre-Columbian societies of Mesoamerica. Interdisciplinary contributions from leading scholars investigate linguistic exchange and borrowing...

Genre: History, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 426 pages / Free from 14 October 2019  

The Environmental Impact of Sieben Linden Ecovillage (Routledge Focus) by Andrea Bocco

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences / Size: 112 pages / Free from 14 October 2019  

Toxic Relationships: Handle Difficult Conversations through Communication Skills, Crucial Conversations and Boost Your Emotional Intelligence by Luke Gregory

Toxic People : Dealing With Difficult People And Moments In Life

You’re about to discover how to deal with toxic people in your life. While the rest of this book will be covering specific situations and ways to deal with difficult people, there is one very important thing t...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Law, Parenting & Families, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Other Eastern Religions, Science & Maths, Health & Fitness, Mental Health, Relationships / Size: 47 pages / Free from 14 October 2019   Rating: 4.30 / 5 10 reviews

OCCULT MAGIC Decaffeinated: Pagan, Alchemy, Christian, Kabbalah, Hermetic + Other Occult Terminology For Reference And Use In Praxis: REVISED *Hype Not ... #777 (The Tehuti Manuscripts MS Book 5) by Frater R.C.

The following is a simple guide to an otherwise complex thing: magic. It should not be considered as complete in any way, only comprehensive. The following pages contain information on the two kinds of magic, namely, theurgy and thaumaturgy. As will be seen, any true mastery of magic can o...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Test Preparation & Guides, Foreign Languages, Religion & Spirituality, Occult, Other Practices / Size: Unknown / Free from 14 October 2019   Rating: 5.00 / 5 3 reviews

Atlantis: Myths, Legends and History by KIV Books

Atlantis – the mythical city that was first mentioned by Plato in his Timaeus and Critias. While largely believed to be fictional, Atlantis has made its way into literature and manages to flourish over the years. Through time, the myth became a legend that eventually enticed individuals ...

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 52 pages / Free from 14 October 2019   Rating: 4.50 / 5 2 reviews

Economic Complexity and Human Development (Open Access): How Economic Diversification and Social Networks Affect Human Agency and Welfare (Routledge Studies in Development Economics Book 110) by Dominik Hartmann

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 243 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

The People's Victory: Stories from the Front Lines in the Fight for Marriage Equality by Marriage Equality USA

In 1996 a small group of everyday Americans, fed up with being told by allies that marriage equality was the "wrong" issue, and under attack by opponents who said their love and families were "not worthy" of the same institution, launched what would become the nation's oldest and largest g...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security / Size: Unknown / Free from 13 October 2019  

Cognition Switch #6 by Carl Zimmer

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New IdeasIssue #6: June 2019Featuring Ideas by:Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia Gewin, Emma Young, Samira Shackle, and Kendall Powell...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 157 pages / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 5.00 / 5 1 review

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One's Own is an extended essay by Virginia Woolf. First published on 24 October 1929, the essay was based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact e...

Genre: History, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: Unknown / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 4.40 / 5 123 reviews

Tainted Souls and Painted Faces: The Rhetoric of Fallenness in Victorian Culture (Reading Women Writing) by Amanda Anderson

Prostitute, adulteress, unmarried woman who engages in sexual relations, victim of seduction—the Victorian "fallen woman" represents a complex array of stigmatized conditions. Amanda Anderson here reconsiders the familiar figure of the fallen woman within the context of mid-Victorian deb...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 256 pages / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Access to Online Resources: A Guide for the Modern Librarian by Kristina Botyriute

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence.The book offers a concise guide for librarians, helping them understand the challenges, processes and technologies involved in managing access to online resources. After an introduction the book presents cases of general authenti...

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Computing, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 42 pages / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Botswana Essays: Four Decades of Immersion in an African Culture by John D. Holm

This collection of essays critically examines common perceptions the developed world has about Africa. The author, using his experience of living and working in Botswana and, to a lesser degree in other African countries, argues for a more nuanced portrayal of the dynamics of significant f...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Travel, Africa / Size: 156 pages / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 5.00 / 5 2 reviews

Rain and Embers by Ali Nuri

A raw and unfiltered debut, Rain and Embers explores far-reaching themes of migration, asylum-seeking, trauma, abuse, racism, religion, philosophy, intimacy, love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. Ali Nuri was born in the southern marshlands of Iraq at the height of th...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 192 pages / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 5.00 / 5 1 review

Common Ground: Talking about Gun Violence in America by Donald V. Gaffney

Every time a shooting makes national headlines, the same debates erupt: Is the problem guns or mental health? Why is the United States unique in its gun violence problem? Can we reduce this violence while protecting the right to bear arms?Newtown, Connecticut, native and Disciples of Chris...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies / Size: 160 pages / Free from 13 October 2019   Rating: 4.00 / 5 1 review

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: ElQuisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

From Seascapes of extinction to seascapes of confidence. Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria Gallardo Fernandés is an important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology / Size: 216 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence by Brian Clements

A powerful call to end American gun violence from celebrated poets and those most impactedFocused intensively on the crisis of gun violence in America, this volume brings together poems by dozens of our best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Natalie Diaz, Ocean Vuong, D...

Genre: Fiction, Anthologies, Poetry, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poetry, Drama & Criticism / Size: 210 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Collaborating Against Child Abuse: Exploring the Nordic Barnahus Model by Susanna Johansson

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This edited collection explores the background and implementation of the Nordic Barnahus (or 'Children's House') model – recognised as one of the most important reforms related to children who are the victims of crime in the Nordic regio...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult / Size: 384 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas: Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice (Theory and Practice of Urban Sustainability Transitions) by Nadja Kabisch

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences / Size: 342 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Knowledge and Networks (Knowledge and Space Book 11) by Johannes Glückler

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Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences / Size: 386 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Railway Ecology by Luís Borda-de-Água

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book provides a unique overview of the impacts of railways on biodiversity, integrating the existing knowledge on the ecological effects of railways on wildlife, identifying major knowledge gaps and research directions and presenting ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Environment / Size: 320 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry by Alberto Troccoli

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology / Size: 197 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

The Sources of Anti-Slavery Constitutionalism in America, 1760-1848 by William M. Wiecek

This ambitious book examines the constitutional and legal doctrines of the antislavery movement from the eve of the American Revolution to the Wilmot Proviso and the 1848 national elections. Relating political activity to constitutional thought, William M. Wiecek surveys the antislavery so...

Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: Unknown / Free from 13 October 2019  

Autobiographical Voices: Race, Gender, Self-Portraiture (Reading Women Writing) by Françoise Lionnet

Adopting a boldly innovative approach to women’s autobiographical writing, Françoise Lionnet here examines the rhetoric of self-portraiture in works by authors who are bilingual or multilingual or of mixed races or cultures. Autobiographical Voices offers incisive readings of texts by Z...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 280 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Advancing Equity Planning Now by Norman Krumholz

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development / Size: 301 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Knowledge and Institutions (Knowledge and Space Book 13) by Johannes Glückler

This open access book bridges the disciplinary boundaries within the social sciences to explore the role of social institutions in shaping geographical contexts, and in creating new knowledge. It includes theorizations as well as original empirical case studies on the emergence, maintenanc...

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences / Size: 310 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

Iberian World Empires and the Globalization of Europe 1415–1668 (Palgrave Studies in Comparative Global History) by Bartolomé Yun-Casalilla

This open access book analyses Iberian expansion by using knowledge accumulated in recent years to test some of the most important theories regarding Europe’s economic development. Adopting a comparative perspective, it considers the impact of early globalization on Iberian and Western E...

Genre: History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Globalisation / Size: 520 pages / Free from 13 October 2019  

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