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Decoding The Tao Te Ching????????

By Pooh Ho Sim
  • ISBN Code: : 981123129X
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Pages : 484
  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf : decoding-the-tao-te-ching.pdf

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This book interprets the Tao Te Ching from the perspective of personal cultivation. The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu is regarded as one of the greatest books of wisdom ever written in history, but few can grasp what it says in entirety. Embedded in each of its 5,000 Chinese characters are highly profound messages. Master Sim Pooh Ho is a Tai Chi Master and the leader of a Tai Chi lineage that traces back centuries. In his book Decoding the Tao Te Ching, he combines the ancestral teachings of Tai Chi with his practice and provides readers with unique insights into Lao Tzu's ancient book.The Tao Te Ching is difficult to comprehend because many of the concepts it introduces are elusive. What is Tao and Te, being and non-being or yin and yang? The concepts, however, are discernible in Tai Chi because they are what make the practice work. Decoding the Tao Te Ching is written in a simple manner by a Tai Chi master, and translated in an accessible way by his senior disciple Tekson TEO, thus making it an enlightening read to all English readers interested in this topic.

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  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1783331054
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: assignment-yggdrasil.pdf

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Originally published by Chipmunkapublishing, and now thoroughly revised, Assignment Yggdrasil is a groundbreaking novel about how far governments can go in the fight against bioterrorism. Set during the presidency of George W. Bush and the height of the War on Terror, the United States Department of Defense has secretly garnered intelligence confirming that, within a decade, groups intent on mass murder will possess bioweaponry capable of annihilating either the USA…or the entire human species. A special operation, Assignment Yggdrasil, has begun in an attempt to avert the so–called ‘Ragnarok,’ doomsday. Although they appear human, subjects have been genetically converted from human to transhuman, given immunity to all biological pathogens known to infect humans, as well as special abilities from other species. Only the new species, the transhuman, is predicted to survive the bioterrorist Ragnarok. The government has staked its bets on these transhumans, hoping they will rebuild American democracy in the resulting chaos. Yet the government is performing this transhumanism covertly, infecting thousands of citizens with the virus through their food, drink, and medicine. Some test subjects have died unwittingly under experimentation and the government is hiding everything. An equally furtive resistance has formed, led by various radical groups who dispute the bioethics of the operation. In a precarious showdown with the government, the rebels question whether the removal of humanity is really a gift and if the end justifies the means.

How to Disappear

By Frank Ahearn,Eileen Horan
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762766735
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 874
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How to Disappear is the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who’s ever entertained the fantasy of disappearing—whether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence. Written by the world’s leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found, How to Disappear covers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker. Frank Ahearn and Eileen Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. They explain and illustrate key tactics such as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you); disinformation (creating fake trails); and, finally, reformation—the act of getting you from point A to point B without leaving clues. Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, from undercover work to nab thieving department store employees to a stint as a private investigator; and, later, as a career “skip tracer” who finds people who don’t want to be found. In 1997, when news broke of President Bill Clinton’s dalliance with a White House intern, Ahearn was hired to find her. When Oscar statuettes were stolen in Beverly Hills, Ahearn pinpointed a principal in the caper to help solve the case. When Russell Crowe threw a telephone at a hotel clerk in 2005, Ahearn located the victim and hid him from the media. An indispensable resource not just for those determined to become utterly anonymous, but also for just about anyone in the brave new world of on-line information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn’s dual philosophy: Don’t break the law, but know how to protect yourself.

A Few Sunny Days in Denio

By Mike R. Dunbar
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524602795
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 429
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This is a story of a mans love of horses, and of friendships that endure through the best and worst of times. Sam Jackson, the main character, searches, as we all do, for a place in time and space, where he can spend just a few sunny days, enjoying life. That place, for Sam, is in the ranching country, and in the small hamlet of Denio, located in the high, cold, desert of far northwestern Nevada. Denio is a real place, although in this story, the characters and most of the establishments are fictional. Unfortunately, that place and its quirky residents depict an icon of the fate of many small communities in the American West; destined to vanish. The story of Sam Jackson, narrated by his lifelong friend, Joe Running Bear, is about a young mans quest to become a World Champion rodeo cowboy. Traveling a long and rocky road, and with help and encouragement from his friends, he finally achieves his dream, only to lose it all. His friends in Denio, not only nurture his transition from youth into adulthood, but also help heal his wounds after his fall from glory and fame. But, nothing can stop the winds of change, and, like Sam Jackson, the town and its people are also changing; slowly fading into a sea of endless time.

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries

By W. Y. Evans-Wentz
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 569
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 501
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"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries" by W. Y. Evans-Wentz. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

SLAVERY CONTINUES

By Mehr A. Kalami
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491733829
  • Total of Pages : 166
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 853
  • Pdf File: slavery-continues.pdf

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Since thousands of years, slavery in every form has been the root cause of misery and crime in every society it has crept in. Shackles and fetters are not the only means of enslavement of humankind-by-humankind. Enslavers employ many other means to dehumanize humanity. Slavery is in various forms; human trafficking, organized abduction, prostitution, deprivation of rights to freedom of worship, thoughts, press and speech. Torture and imprisonment of the general population on trumped up charges in medieval dungeons by sadistic dictators is not a new phenomenon. This millennia old ailment refuses to ablate by a few jolts. Countless Symposiums and Resolutions passed by Societies and Organizations throughout the world have had no effect on this chronic scourge. Many governments have in private considered slavery as a boon to their economy! While outwardly condemning, but inwardly condoning it, notorious regimes are even signatories to the passive Resolutions passed by the United Nations. Many while allowing this vile trade to continue in their country adopt a struthious approach to this saga! Only a genuine crusade supported by every government in the world to wage a relentless war of attrition against this evil can be effective.

Handbook of Commercial Policy

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 044463925X
  • Total of Pages : 1156
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-commercial-policy.pdf

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Handbook of Commercial Policy explores three main topics that permeate the study of commercial policy. The first section presents a broad set of basic empirical facts regarding the pattern and evolution of commercial policy, with the second section investigating the crosscutting legal issues relating to the purpose and design of agreements. Final sections cover key issues of commercial policy in the modern global economy. Every chapter in the book provides coverage from the perspectives of multilateral, and where appropriate, preferential trade agreements. While most other volumes are policy-oriented, this comprehensive guide explores the ways that intellectual thinking and rigor organize research, further making frontier-level synthesis and current theoretical, and empirical, research accessible to all. Covers the research areas that are critical for understanding how the world of commercial policy has changed, especially over the last 20 years Presents the way in which research on the topic has evolved Scrutinizes the economic modeling of bargaining and legal issues Useful for examining the theory and empirics of commercial policy

Politics, Porn and Protest

By Isolde Standish
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441125183
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 184
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Out of a background of war, occupation and the legacies of Japan's post-defeat politics there emerged a dissentient group of avant-garde filmmakers who created a counter-cinema that addressed a newly constituted, politically conscious audience. While there was no formal manifesto for this movement and the various key filmmakers of the period (Oshima Nagisa, Imamura Shohei, Yoshida Yoshishige, Hani Susumu, Wakamatsu Koji and Okamoto Kihachi) experimented with very different conceptions of visual style, it is possible to identify a sensibility that motivated many of these filmmakers: a generational consciousness based on political opposition that was intimately linked to the student movements of the 1950s, and shared experiences as Japan's first generation of post-war filmmakers artistically stifled by a monopolistic and hierarchal commercial studio system that had emerged reinvigorated in the wake of the 'red purges' of the late-1940s. Politics, Porn and Protest: Japanese Avant-Garde Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s provides a much needed overview of these filmmakers and reconsiders the question of dissent in the cultural landscape of Japan in the post-war period.

The Impact of International Economic Disturbances on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

By Egon Neuberger,Laura D'Andrea Tyson
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 1483148297
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The Impact of International Economic Disturbances on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: Transmission and Response focuses on the transmission of economic disturbances to the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as well as the policy responses of both to such disturbances. Topics covered include external inflation, balance of trade, and resource allocation, along with the impact of the world economic crisis on intra-CMEA trade. This book is comprised of 16 chapters and begins with an overview of major international economic disturbances during the first half of the 1970s and their transmission to the Soviet Union and Eastern European countries. The following chapters examine the adjustment made by East European economies to external disturbances; external inflation, balance of trade, and resource allocation in small centrally planned economies; whether the Soviet Union was affected by the international economic disturbances of the 1970s; and the relationship between foreign trade and the Soviet economy. The transmission of international disturbances to Yugoslavia, Hungary, and Poland and the responses of each country are also discussed. The final chapter assesses how the energy crisis and Western ""stagflation"" have affected the nature of Soviet-East European political relations in the years 1956-1973. This monograph will be of interest to economists and economic policymakers.

All Sorts and Conditions of Men: An Impossible Story

By Walter Besant
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Book Code : 5040841078
  • Total of Pages : 655
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 737
  • Pdf File: all-sorts-and-conditions-of-men.pdf

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"All Sorts and Conditions of Men" by Walter Besant. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Studies in Macroeconomic Theory

By Edmund S. Phelps
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 148327103X
  • Total of Pages : 342
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: studies-in-macroeconomic-theory.pdf

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Studies in Macroeconomic Theory, Volume 2: Redistribution and Growth is a compendium of scholarly papers on the behavior and public control of distribution and growth in the market economy. The papers in this volume focus on the subject of public finance under the broad theory of economic policy. The papers are grouped into five groups or sections. Part I covers the steady-state choices. The second part takes up the efficient use of a given volume of saving in the choice among national investments. Part III explores the alternative approaches to optimal national saving. Part IV discusses the maximin-optimal graduated taxation of wage income. The final section expounds on Rawls's vision of the just economy. Economists will find the text invaluable and insightful.

The Chrysanthemum Trilogy

By Marshall E Gass
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  • Publisher : Clever Fox Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 497
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The saga of Markhams continues with the 2nd book of the trilogy. Carol Markham takes control of the Chrysanthemum Empire and manages the affairs of the business. New staff and new traditions change from the old to the modern. Life appears settled and the new family sets up home on an exclusive island home. When everything looks good tragedy befalls the family inheritance and Carol's brother is involved in subterfuge. The new direction draws in more well-wishers and betrayals. Gripping to the end.