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Zodiac Killer Afterthoughts

by Craig Fraley

How much evidence does a criminal have to provide to ensure his capture? In today’s world of CSI it could be as little as a single strand of hair. From 1963 to 1969, a killer murdered at least half a dozen people, across five California jurisdictions, and invited the world to play in his cat-and-mouse, catch-me-if-you-can game by taunting the police and newspapers with: phone calls, letters, postcards, and cryptograms. He left behind: fingerprints, handwriting samples, eyewitnesses, ballistics, footprints, tire tracks, even DNA, and was never caught. Never before in the annals of American crime, has one suspect provided so much evidence and still avoided capture. This book tells the story of America’s most famous unidentified killer who gave himself the name, ZODIAC. (Formally publishe...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 121 pages
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Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood

by Michael Curtin

Motion pictures are made, not mass produced, requiring a remarkable collection of skills, self-discipline, and sociality—all of which are sources of enormous pride among Hollywood’s craft and creative workers. The interviews collected here showcase the ingenuity, enthusiasm, and aesthetic pleasures that attract people to careers in the film and television industries. They also reflect critically on changes in the workplace brought about by corporate conglomeration and globalization. Rather than offer publicity-friendly anecdotes by marquee celebrities, Voices of Labor presents off-screen observations about the everyday realities of Global Hollywood. Ranging across job categories—from showrunner to make-up artist to location manager—this collection features voices of labor from Los ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 270 pages
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mHealth Innovation in Asia: Grassroots Challenges and Practical Interventions (Mobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications)

by Emma Baulch

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 131 pages
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Leading in a VUCA World: Integrating Leadership, Discernment and Spirituality (Contributions to Management Science)

by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok

This open access book brings together works by specialists from different disciplines and continents to reflect on the nexus between leadership, spirituality and discernment, particularly with regard to a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). The book spells out, first of all, what our VUCA world entails, and how it affects businesses, organizations, and societies as a whole. Secondly, the book develops new perspectives on the processes of leadership, spirituality, and discernment, particularly in this VUCA context. These perspectives are interdisciplinary in nature, and are informed by e.g. management studies, leadership theory, philosophy, and theology....

Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Reference, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 209 pages
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Constructing Roma Migrants: European Narratives and Local Governance (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Tina Magazzini

This open access book presents a cross-disciplinary insight and policy analysis into the effects of European legal and political frameworks on the life of ‘Roma migrants’ in Europe. It outlines the creation and implementation of Roma policies at the European level, provides a systematic understanding of identity-based exclusion and explores concrete case studies that reveal how integration and immigration policies work in practice. The book also shows how the Roma example might be employed in tackling the governance implications of our increasingly complex societies and assesses its potential and limitations for integration policies of vulnerable groups such as refugees and other discriminated minorities. As such the book will be of interest to academics, practitioners, policy-makers a...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 242 pages
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Creating the Intellectual: Chinese Communism and the Rise of a Classification

by Eddy U

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.Creating the Intellectual redefines how we understand relations between intellectuals and the Chinese socialist revolution of the last century. Under the Chinese Communist Party, “the intellectual” was first and foremost a widening classification of individuals based on Marxist thought. The party turned revolutionaries and otherwise ordinary people into subjects identified as usable but untrustworthy intellectuals, an identification that profoundly affected patterns of domination, interaction, and rupture within the revolutionary enterprise. Drawing on a wide range of data, Eddy U takes the reader on a journey that ...

Genre: History, Asia, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Ideologies
Size: 247 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Catch The Jew!: Eye-opening education - You will never look at Israel the same way again

by Tuvia Tenenbom

Don't miss out on Tuvia's newest #1 book! Search for 'The Lies They Tell' and get it today!Catch the Jew! recounts the adventures of gonzo journalist Tuvia Tenenbom, who wanders around Israel and the Palestinian Authority for seven months in search of the untold truths in today's Holy Land. With holy chutzpah, Tenenbom boldly goes where no Jew has gone before, at times risking his life as he assumes the identities of Tobi the German and even Abu Ali in order to probe into the many stories in this strange land and poke holes in all of them.From the self-hating leftists in Tel Aviv to the self-promoting PLO execs in Ramallah, from the black-clad Haredim of Bet Shemesh to the glowing foreign human rights activists in Beit Hanina, from Jewish settlers and the Christians who come from abroad t...

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 486 pages
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Missing Becks: A True Story of Child Abuse and Disappearance

by Jesamine James

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Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 131 pages
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Going to Pentecost: An Experimental Approach to Studies in Pentecostalism (Ethnography, Theory, Experiment Book 7)

by Annelin Eriksen

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 226 pages
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The Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb: Illustrated Edition

by Howard Carter

This is the fascinating story of the greatest archeological discoveries ever, the discovery of the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun (colloquially known as "King Tut" and "the boy king"), in November 1922. We experience the adventure, the painstaking work, the magic, the excitement and the awe through the eyes of the "tomb raider" himself, archaeologist Howard Carter....

Genre: History, Ancient, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 292 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Golden Bough: A Study of Magic and Religion

by James George Frazer

James Frazer’s monumental study of world mythology and folklore has been a controversial work for over a century. The Golden Bough is “a great body of primitive and barbarous beliefs" and essential reading for anyone interested in mythology, supernatural magic or religion, especially modern neo-pagan practices....

Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Practices, Religious Studies
Size: 658 pages
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Rating: 3.80 / 5
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To the Lighthouse (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 559 kb
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Orlando: A Biography (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 579 kb
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The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

by Inter-American Development Bank

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure or strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currentl...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Poverty, Science & Maths, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 288 pages
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The Waves (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Virginia Woolf

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Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 591 kb
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The EU and China in African Authoritarian Regimes: Domestic Politics and Governance Reforms (Governance and Limited Statehood)

by Christine Hackenesch

This open access book analyses the domestic politics of African dominant party regimes, most notably African governments’ survival strategies, to explain their variance of opinions and responses towards the reforming policies of the EU. The author discredits the widespread assumption that the growing presence of China in Africa has made the EU’s task of supporting governance reforms difficult, positing that the EU’s good governance strategies resonate better with the survival strategies of governments in some dominant party regimes more so than others, regardless of Chinese involvement. Hackenesch studies three African nations – Angola, Ethiopia and Rwanda – which all began engaging with the EU on governance reforms in the early 2000s. She argues that other factors generally iden...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Practical Politics
Size: 261 pages
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The Theory of Everybody, rather than play upon our fears, explores the positive opportunities presented by super-intelligent machines. In several genres—a play, essays, articles, and science fiction—Robert W. Fuller explores the most daunting challenge we humans will ever face: the advent of robots more intelligent than ourselves. This multifaceted collection suggests a way to retain our dignity even though we may lose our preeminence....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 275 pages
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Socioeconomics of Agriculture (SpringerBriefs in Economics)

by Stefan Mann

This open access book applies for the first time emerging concepts of socioeconomics to analyse an economic sector, namely agriculture. It considers the rational choices of all actors in the system (just as agricultural economists do) and their cultural preferences and constraints (just as rural sociologists do). Socioeconomic concepts are subsequently used to structure agricultural issues with regard to the three governance mechanisms (hierarchy, markets, and cooperation), and different agricultural systems are presented and compared. The book will be of interest to social scientists with various backgrounds, and seeks to break down the barriers of single-disciplinary thinking....

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 106 pages
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Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion)

by Knut Rio

This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft. The volume demonstrates how the Holy Spirit has become an adversary to the reconfirmed presence of witches, demons, and sorcerers as manifestations of evil. We learn how this is articulated in spiritual warfare, in crusades, and in healing or witch-killing raids. The contributors highlight what happens to phenomena that people address as locally specific witchcraft or sorcery when re-molded within the universalist Pentecostal demonology, vocabulary, and confrontational methodology. ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Religious Studies
Size: 311 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 6)

by James Morcan

Dedicated to the impoverished in forgotten places of the world, this book questions whether the likes of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United States Agency for International Development and other big international aid organizations help or hinder the world’s poorest people.

It also questions whether the aid packages provided are genuine or whether they are scams designed to subjugate Third World countries.

BANKRUPTING THE THIRD WORLD: How the Global Elite Drown Poor Nations in a Sea of Debt, by novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan, exposes the culture of corruption within the aforementioned aid organizations and the arrogance with which they treat their Third World ‘clients.’

The M...

Genre: Business & Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International, Poverty
Size: 102 pages
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Beyond Safety Training: Embedding Safety in Professional Skills (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

by Corinne Bieder

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Genre: Business & Finance, Careers, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 159 pages
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Introduction to Sociology 2e

by Heather Griffiths

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 514 pages
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Integrating Immigrants in Europe: Research-Policy Dialogues (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Peter Scholten

This open access book explores how research and policymaking in the field of migrant integration have developed historically and how this interrelationship plays out in the strongly politicised climate of opinions on migration in Europe. It features interdisciplinary theoretical contributions as well as original empirical studies on research-policy dialogues at both the EU and country level.The chapters study not only how the dialogue between research and policy is structured (such as advisory bodies, research agencies, and ad-hoc committees), but also how these dialogues affect policymaking and the development of migrant integration research itself as well.The analysis reveals profound changes in the dialogue structures associated with the research-policy nexus in the domain of migrant in...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 343 pages
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Bang Chan: Social History of a Rural Community in Thailand (Cornell Studies in Anthropology)

by Lauriston Sharp

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Genre: History, Asia, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 318 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
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A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

by Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistently so throughout the post-war period with current figures suggesting that women are approximately twice more likely to suffer from affective disorders than men. However, this book suggests that the statistical landscape reveals only part of the story. Currently, 75 per cent of suicides are among men, and this trend can also be traced back historically to data that suggests this has been the case since the beginning of the twentieth-century. This book suggests that male psychological illness was in fact no ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 230 pages
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Rating: 2.60 / 5
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The Illuminati and the Deception of History

by Terence Smart

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Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 591 pages
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The Garden Club

by James Gerard

The war to end all wars brought about a change in the world. Governments and their madness that brought the Earth on the brink of total destruction, have been wiped out and corporations now rule.In order to appease the new world citizens, the new corporate rule kept certain things of nature in tact, things considered once vital but now seen as wasteful. One of these natural splendors is San Diego's Rain Forest Park. But over the years the new corporate rule has been eliminating such leftover wonders.The park is now the last bit of rain forest that the corporate rule allowed to exist, but they want the space back.Pressuring the Governor, a remnant of the past kept alive to appease the new world citizens and who is the sole authority as to its future, a decision to its closure and transf...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction
Size: 224 pages
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Gerontechnology: Understanding Older Adult Information and Communication Technology Use

by Johanna L.H. Birkland

The ebook edition of this title is Open Access, thanks to Knowledge Unlatched Funding, and is freely available to read online.Our aging societies have become increasingly digitalized, leading to concerns that older adults (those age 65 and older) will be disenfranchised by the grey digital divide. However, those familiar with the elder population have long noted a diversity of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use. While some older adults reject digital technologies, others embrace them with an enthusiasm that mirrors some of the youngest members of our society. Gerontechnology: Understanding Older Adult Information and Communication Technology Use explores, theorizes, and explains this diversity in older adult technology use. Illustrated through interpretive interactionist c...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 327 pages
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Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Saving Allison

by J. Stoute

At the difficult age of 14, Allison Perkins is ready to give it all up.

Throughout school Allison had always been on the thinner side, battling with her weight in a war she couldn't win. Her classmates were as cruel as you'd expect—choosing to ignore her existence or, when they did notice her, taunting her mercilessly.

Deciding that a short drop and a quick stop is the only solution, she ties the noose, climbs the ladder, and prepares to meet her end.

She hadn't expected Jordan—her 18-year-old guardian angel—to show up and free her from the noose. Jordan shows Allison glimpses of the future—of what might be, if she lived, and what would come if she didn't. Knowing what she now knows, Jordan gives her the greatest gift: the choice to live, wit...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Growing Up & Facts of Life
Size: 124 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
14 reviews

The Fighting Cheyennes

by George Bird Grinnell

"This book deals with the wars of the Cheyennes. A fighting and a fearless people. When their struggles with the white men began, some of their older and wiser men strove earnestly to preserve peace, but their efforts failed. During these first wars between the whites and the Cheyennes, the United States Government was struggling for its very life. Its attention was concentrated on the war between the North and the South, and the movements of a few Indians on the thinly settled frontier attracted little notice. As more and more people pushed into the West, there was more and more fighting with Indians, until in 1878-9 it ceased — so far as the Cheyennes were concerned.Since the Indians could not write, the history of their wars has been set down by their enemies, and the story has been ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 216 pages
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