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Rating: 4.30 / 5
1214 reviews

The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde and Reading Time

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 223 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility

by Claus Dierksmeier

In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, quantitative freedom and qualitative freedom.Open societies worldwide have come under increasing pressure in the last decades. The belief that politics and markets fare best when guided by the principle of liberty presently faces multiple challenges such as t...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 365 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward  

Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation: Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe (New Geographies of Europe)

by Thilo Lang

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 382 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward  

Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediatization of Socialisation (Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research)

by Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink

This open access book presents a qualitative longitudinal panel-study on child and adolescent socialisation in socially disadvantaged families. The study traces how children and their parents make sense of media within the context of their everyday life over twelve years (from 2005 to 2017) and provides a unique perspective on the role of different socialisation contexts, drawing on rich data from a broad range of qualitative methods. Using a theoretical framework and methodological approach that can be applied transnationally, it sheds light on the complex interplay of factors which shape children’s socialisation and media usage in multiple ways.  ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 314 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

444 Questions for the Universe: The Book for Every Coffee Table in the World (Coffee Table Philosophy 5)

by J Edward Neill

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Genre: Humour, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Puzzles & Games
Size: 245 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Nothing & Everything

by Val N. Tine

Have you ever been struck by the meaningless of existence?Have you ever shuddered that good and bad and evil are just empty words?Have you ever suddenly thought that our search for knowledge is futile?If ‘no’, what makes you so sure of yourself? Perhaps you’d like to make sure that your certainty isn’t just complacency.If ‘yes’ then you were on the right track, but what happened next? Did you hold on to these thoughts? Did you find it all too hard to bear after a while? Perhaps you’d like to explore a little more.So come, see what the void has to offer. Have no fear of nihilism.www.nothingistrueandeverythingispermitted.com...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness
Size: 139 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe

by Gabriele Doblhammer and Jordi Gumà

This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. Coverage looks at new family and partnership forms among the young and middle-aged, their relationship with health, and the pathways through which they act. Among the old, lifelong family biography and present family situation are explored. Evidence is provided that partners advancing in age start to resemble each other more closely in terms of health, with t...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 303 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Vampirist: A book about real vampires

by Cecilia Fredriksson

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Genre: Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
Size: 118 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Limits to the European Union’s Normative Power in a Post-conflict Society: EULEX and Peacebuilding in Kosovo (SpringerBriefs in Population Studies)

by Rok Zupančič

By shedding light on EULEX - the EU mission to Kosovo – this open access book investigates the EU’s peacebuilding activities in that country, in the light of the normative power theory in the post-conflict setting and peacebuilding theory. Ten years after the massive engagement of the EU in the country torn by war, the authors critically assess the effects of the EU projecting its normative power – the enforcement of its standards, ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – through the EULEX mission, taking into consideration also the local aspects, so far neglected in this field of research. Inspecting thoroughly the EULEX activities in the police, customs and judiciary sector, the authors reveal that the mission can contribute to a positive change, but only in those cases which do not request a h...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, International, War & Peace
Size: 124 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Facebook Democracy (Open Access): The Architecture of Disclosure and the Threat to Public Life (Politics & International Relations)

by José Marichal

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Freedom & Security
Size: 208 pages
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Sago Palm: Multiple Contributions to Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

by Hiroshi Ehara

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book addresses a wide variety of events and technologies concerning the sago palm, ranging from its botanical characteristics, culture and use to social conditions in the places where it is grown, in order to provide a record of research findings and to benefit society. It discusses various subjects, including the sago palm and related species; differentiation of species of starch-producing palm; habitat, morphological, physiological and growth characteristics; culture and management; productivity of carbon dioxide; starch extraction and manufacture; characteristics and utilization of starch; and cultural anthropological and folkloristic aspects. Problems such as food shortages due to increasing populations, global warming and climate...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 330 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
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Southern Independence: Why War?: The War To Prevent Southern Independence

by Charles T Pace

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Genre: History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Government
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Empires of Dirt: Secularism, Radical Islam, and the Mere Christendom Alternative

by Douglas Wilson

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Ideologies, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Education for Children with Disabilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Developing a Sense of Belonging (Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity Book 4)

by Margarita Schiemer

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 200 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Discovering Pompeii: Book 1: Discovering Ancient Sites

by Natasha Sheldon

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Genre: History, Ancient, Politics & Social Sciences
Size: 296 pages
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The Literature of Ancient Egypt: Including Original Sources: The Book of the Dead, Papyrus of Ani, Hymn to the Nile, Great Hymn to Aten and Hymn to Osiris-Sokar

by E. A. Wallis Budge

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Genre: History, Ancient, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 434 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Technologies for Development: From Innovation to Social Impact

by Silvia Hostettler

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: 225 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Infinity II

by Agni Yoga Society

Infinity II is the sixth book from the Agni Yoga Series which is composed of fourteen books. In them is found a synthesis of ancient Eastern beliefs and modern Western thought and a bridge between the spiritual and the scientific. Unlike previous yogas, Agni Yoga is a path not of physical disciplines, meditation, or asceticism—but of practice in daily life. It is the yoga of fiery energy, of consciousness, of responsible, directed thought. It teaches that the evolution of the planetary consciousness is a pressing necessity and that, through individual striving, it is an attainable aspiration for mankind. It affirms the existence of the Hierarchy of Light and the center of the Heart as the link with the Hierarchy and with the far-off worlds. Though not systematized in an ordinary sense, A...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 147 pages
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Knowledge and power in an overheated world

by Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Suddenly, we seem to live in a time dominated by ‘fake news’, ‘alternative facts’, conspiracy theories, scepticism of scientific research, partial accounts parading as ‘the real truth which has hitherto been concealed from us, the people’, revolts against allegedly smug academic elites and distant political elites – a time where YouTube videos claiming research into climate change to be a scam get far more viewers than videos presenting the science of climate change. In this world, where the authority of science and empirical methods is being questioned and where even world leaders may brush aside uncomfortable facts as ‘fake news’, it is increasingly difficult to know whose knowledge to trust. This insight is the starting point of this collection of articles, which has g...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Disaster Relief
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Mobilities of Knowledge (Knowledge and Space Book 10)

by Heike Jöns

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 303 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Revival of the West: Securing a Future for European People

by Mathijs Koenraadt

This book deconstructs the myth of progressive liberalism. The author explores left-wing ideals of equality, diversity, social justice and open society, and exposes them as empty fiction.The fate of modern civilization rests solely on the shoulders of men and women willing to defend it. After the European colonial age, the discovery of the New World, the Industrial Revolution and the establishment of the modern West, Western man has arrived at a crisis. Has he exhausted himself like Goethe’s Faust? Should he end his quest for greatness and let others take charge of the world he built? Should he dissolve his ego and hide himself in the safe comfort of anonymous masses? Or should he, at long last, unleash his suppressed potential?High on a cocktail of sugar, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, an...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 150 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Heroic Poets, Poetic Heroes: The Ethnography of Performance in an Arabic Oral Epic Tradition (Myth and Poetics)

by Dwight F. Reynolds

An astonishingly rich oral epic that chronicles the early history of a Bedouin tribe, the Sirat Bani Hilal has been performed for almost a thousand years. In this ethnography of a contemporary community of professional poet-singers, Dwight F. Reynolds reveals how the epic tradition continues to provide a context for social interaction and commentary. Reynolds’s account is based on performances in the northern Egyptian village in which he studied as an apprentice to a master epic-singer. Reynolds explains in detail the narrative structure of the Sirat Bani Hilal as well as the tradition of epic singing. He sees both living epic poets and fictional epic heroes as figures engaged in an ongoing dialogue with audiences concerning such vital issues as ethnicity, religious orientation, codes of...

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 128 pages
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The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume II: Logic, Loyalty, and Community (American Philosophy Book 17)

by John J. McDermott

Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce’s thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce’s thought and its pressing relevanceto contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues....

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 612 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Social Innovations in the Urban Context (Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies)

by Taco Brandsen

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Political History & Theory
Size: 313 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
5 reviews

Stoic Six Pack 9 - The Presocratics (Illustrated): Anaximander, The School of Miletus, Zeno, Parmenides, Pre-Socratic Philosophy and The Eleatics

by John Marshall

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
Size: 184 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Leviathan

by Thomas Hobbes

“Leviathan” is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes’ observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Political History & Theory
Size: 287 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.90 / 5
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Esoteric Buddhism

by A.P. Sinnett

CONTENTSPrefaceCHAPTER I - Esoteric Teachers Nature of the Present Exposition - Seclusion of Eastern Knowledge - The Arhats and their Attributes - The Mahatmas - Occultists generally - Isolated Mystics - Inferior Yogis - Occult Training - The Great Purpose -Its Incidental Consequences - Present ConcessionsCHAPTER II - The Constitution of Man Esoteric Cosmogony - Where to Begin - Working back from Man to Universe - Analysis of Man - The Seven PrinciplesCHAPTER III -The Planetary Chain Esoteric Views of Evolution - The Chain of Globes - Progress of Man round them - The Spiral Advance - Original Evolution of the Globes - The Lower KingdomsCHAPTER IV -The World Periods Uniformity of Nature- Rounds and Races - The Septenary Law - Objective and Subjective Lives - Total Incarnations - Former Race...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, Buddhism
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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2 books in 1 Box Set - Vanished: Chilling True Stories of Missing Persons Vol.1 and More Chilling True Stories of Missing Persons Vol. 2

by Andrew J. Clark

Over 8 million people go missing each and every year…just vanishing into thin air... This is some of their stories. Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! Of these, some are found within hours, others within days, some within weeks, and certain people are found after months of being away. However, the story does not always end happily.Of the millions who go missing every year around the world, there are those who simply vanish and are never seen again. The sheer volume of people who disappear each and every year are when examined in detail, terrifying. In this book, we will touch upon some of the most terrifying, touching, strange, and worrying stories.In this book, we hope to examine the sheer range of cases which have enthralled the interested and distressed those involved for many years...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 201 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.60 / 5
4 reviews

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 7)

by James Morcan

What do the world’s superpowers get up to in their secret underground bunkers?

UNDERGROUND BASES: Subterranean Military Facilities and the Cities Beneath Our Feet, by novelists, filmmakers and independent researchers James Morcan & Lance Morcan, details confirmed and rumored underground facilities in the United States and around the world. Containing rare photographic evidence throughout as well as little-known quotes from key government figures, it makes a compelling case for there being an enormous hidden world under the Earth's surface.

The Morcans speculate that the covert underground infrastructure may be far bigger than anyone has previously supposed and is likely used for the development of suppressed technologies. Their sources include declassified files...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 115 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

Rating: 2.10 / 5
2 reviews

Solving Cold Cases Box Set 2 books in 1 : Volume 1 and Volume 2: True Crime Stories That Took Years to Crack

by J. Clark, Andrew

Chilling. One of the best words to describe the cases recounted in this book set. These gruesome crimes seemed to hit a dead end… That is until the cases were reopened for investigation and later and then solved thanks to modern technologies and investigation techniques.Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited! From the more famous cases to the more obscure, the crimes and hardships that the victims had to suffer will send shivers down your spine. Notably detailing the disappearance of Chandra Levy to the multiple murders committed by Dennis Rader.You will find that this book includes:• Bone chilling murder and disappearance cases• The rise of DNA technology• International cases from the United Kingdom• More local cases from North America• Ingenious methods that some investigators h...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, True Accounts, True Crime
Size: 141 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2020 onward  

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