Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology

Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology

Social Shaping of Digital Publishing: Exploring the Interplay Between Culture and Technology - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing by A. A. Baptista
IOS Press | June 15, 2012 | English | ISBN: 1614990646 | 148 pages | PDF | 3 MB

The processes and forms of electronic publishing have been changing since the advent of the Web. In recent years, the open access movement has been a major driver of scholarly communication, and change is also evident in other fields such as e-government and e-learning. Whilst many changes are driven by technological advances, an altered social reality is also pushing the boundaries of digital publishing. With 23 articles and 10 posters, Elpub 2012 focuses on the social shaping of digital publishing and explores the interplay between culture and technology. This book contains the proceedings of the conference, consisting of 11 accepted full articles and 12 articles accepted as extended abstracts. The articles are presented in groups, and cover the topics: digital scholarship and publishing; special archives; libraries and repositories; digital texts and readings; and future solutions and innovations. Offering an overview of the current situation and exploring the trends of the future, this book will be of interest to all those whose work involves digital publishing.

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System (repost)

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System (repost)

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System by David W. Neubauer
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0495095400 | 552 pages | PDF | 21,2 MB

Open this book and step into America's court system! What's it like to be a judge? A prosecutor? A defense attorney? With Neubauer's best-selling book, you'll find out! This fascinating and well-researched text gives you the sense of being in the courthouse-of what it is like to work in and be a part of the system.

How to Have a XXX Sex Life The Ultimate Vivid Guide by Vivid Girls


How to Have a XXX Sex Life The Ultimate Vivid Guide by Vivid Girls

How to Have a XXX Sex Life: The Ultimate Vivid Guide by Vivid Girls
Publisher: Regan Books | English | ISBN: 0060581476 | PNG Images | 29.5 MB | 256 pages


Jenna, Briana, Mercedez, Dasha, Kira, Savanna, Tawny, and Sunrise The most glamorous namesin adult entertainment show you how tomake love like a star!
Who is better qualified to share their sexual secrets than people who spend every day perfecting their lovemaking techniques? Drawing from their extensive experience both on camera and off, the wildly popular and incredibly hot Vivid Girls – along with male star Bobby Vitale and the legendary adult filmmakers Paul Thomas, Justin Sterling, and Chi Chi LaRue – give you the inside scoop on what's hot and what's not. In addition to their own personal favorites and some steamy fantasies pulled from Vivid's most popular productions, the Vivid Girls provide hundreds of provocative sex tips for at-home amateurs who are ready for "Action," and who want their sexual experiences to be picture-perfect. Go behind the scenes – and step into a world where sex can be as free, fun, and unencumbered as it appears in movies.
Many of the techniques used by actors and directors can also be applied in private, helping you to create exciting new sexual scenarios and incorporate the element of fantasy into your sex life. Whether you want to improve your oral sex skills, bring toys to bed, or simply try out a new position (or a dozen), the Vivid panel of experts is here to help make your erotic productions the award-winning creations they deserve to be. They begin with the basics of seduction and setting the scene. Then they move on to specific technical tips, such as the lowdown on lubes, toys for two, and preferred positions such as Reverse Cowgirl, Pile Driver, and Frog Princess. By the end of the book, you might be ready for more "advanced" techniques – including multiple orgasms, multiple partners, anal sex, and more. Whatever you choose to use, or leave to the realm of fantasy, all of it is designed to help you and your partner have the most satisfying sex ever.
So take your sex life to a higher level – to a place where inhibitions fall away and creativity and a sense of adventure flourish!


Playing to Win : Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play

Playing to Win : Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play

Playing to Win : Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play
by Thomas P. Oates and Robert Alan Brookey
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0253015022 | 260 Pages | True PDF | 1.83 MB

In this era of big media franchises, sports branding has crossed platforms, so that the sport, its television broadcast, and its replication in an electronic game are packaged and promoted as part of the same fan experience.

Non-governmental Organizations and the Sustainability of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Peru

Non-governmental Organizations and the Sustainability of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Peru

Walter V. Castro Aponte - Non-governmental Organizations and the Sustainability of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Peru: An Analysis of Networks and Discourses
Published: 2013-06 | ISBN: 9086862292 | PDF | 275 pages | 10 MB

The Great Powers and the End of the Ottoman Empire

The Great Powers and the End of the Ottoman Empire

The Great Powers and the End of the Ottoman Empire - Edited by Marian Kent
Routledge | May 1996 | ISBN: 0714641545 | 238 pages | PDF | 5.2 MB

In the final decades of its existence the Ottoman Empire was a focus of international rivalry among European Great Powers. Historians of the foreign policy, especially the Turkish policy, of these Great powers, have come together to address some of the important questions posed by the fall of the Ottoman Empire, following the First world War, to the victorious Allied Powers and to the forces of nationalism led by Kemal Ataturk. This collection is the fruit of their researches, presented for the first time in one unified volume.

Islamic Ecumenism In The 20th Century: The Azhar And Shiism Between Rapprochement And Restraint [Repost]

Islamic Ecumenism In The 20th Century: The Azhar And Shiism Between Rapprochement And Restraint [Repost]

Rainer Brünner - Islamic Ecumenism In The 20th Century: The Azhar And Shiism Between Rapprochement And Restraint
Published: 2005-04-30 | ISBN: 9004125485 | PDF | 435 pages | 3 MB

Greece and the Allies

Greece and the Allies

G.F. Abbott, "Greece and the Allies"
The Century Co | 1922 | ISBN: N/A | 279 pages | PDF + MOBI + ePub | 1.2 MB

In this book we get a clear account of the little-understood relations between the Greek and the Serb; of the attitude of Greece towards the Central Powers and the Entente; of the dealings between Greece and the Entente and the complications that ensued therefrom. Mr. Abbott traces the evil to its source–the hidden pull of British versus French interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the open antagonism between M. Venizelos and King Constantine.

Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender, and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879.

Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender, and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879.

Carolyn Sorisio, "Fleshing Out America: Race, Gender, and the Politics of the Body in American Literature, 1833-1879".
Publisher: University of Georgia Press | ISBN: 0820323578 | 2002 edition | PDF | 299 Pages | 1.24 MB

Can we work through the imaginative space of literature to combat the divisive nature of the politics of the body? That is the central question asked of the writings Carolyn Sorisio investigates in Fleshing Out America. The first half of the nineteenth century ushered in an era of powerful scientific and quasi-scientific disciplines that assumed innate differences between the "types" of humankind. Some proponents of slavery and Indian Removal, as well as opponents of women's rights, supplanted the Declaration of Independence's higher law of inborn equality with a new set of "laws" proclaiming the physical inferiority of women, "Negroes," and "Aboriginals.

America, Sea Power, and the World

America, Sea Power, and the World

America, Sea Power, and the World
by James C. Bradford
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1118927931 | 404 Pages | True PDF | 35 MB

This survey of American naval history features original chapters from key scholars in the field that trace the relationship between the American Navy and the position of the United States on the global political stage over the past 250 years.

The Power to Heal : Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System

The Power to Heal : Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System

The Power to Heal :
Civil Rights, Medicare, and the Struggle to Transform America's Health Care System

by David Barton Smith
English | 2016 | ISBN: 082652107X | 253 Pages | True PDF | 1.3 MB

The book draws the reader into the struggles of the unsung heroes of the transformation, black medical leaders whose stubborn courage helped shape the larger civil rights movement.

How to Make Love All Night (and Drive Your Woman Wild) (And Drive a Woman Wild : Male Multiple Orgasm and Other Secrets for Pro

How to Make Love All Night (and Drive Your Woman Wild) (And Drive a Woman Wild : Male Multiple Orgasm and Other Secrets for Pro

Barbara Keesling, «How to Make Love All Night (and Drive Your Woman Wild) (And Drive a Woman Wild : Male Multiple Orgasm and Other Secrets for Prolonged Lovemaking)»
Harper Paperbacks; Reprint edition | ISBN 006092621X | August 1995 | 192 Pages


From the author of Sexual Pleasure and Sexual Healing comes this remarkable book that will help men achieve a new kind of pleasure in bed–and please their partners in the process. Barbara Keesling, a professor, sex therapist, and former sex surrogate, provides the instruction to enable you "keep going all night long." Whether you're a man who wishes to enhance his sex life or a woman who'd like to work with her partner in order to gain a little more lovemaking satisfaction, How to Make Love All Night may provide the answers. By learning the methods for achieving multiple orgasms, Keesling says, men will be able to prolong lovemaking, keep their erection after orgasm, have stronger, more intense orgasms, and more. She notes, "I have never met a motivated man who couldn't master the techniques that lead to male multiple orgasm. Never." This book is full of exercises, each broken into two sets: one that can be practiced with a partner, and one for a man to use alone, so that he can learn to be multiorgasmic whether he's single or part of a couple. As Dr. Keesling herself says, "What do you have to lose, except sleep"?

Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age (repost)

Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age (repost)

Matthew Brzezinski, "Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age"
ISBN: 080508858X | 2008 | EPUB/MOBI | 336 pages | 3 MB/2 MB

How to Make Your Own Will: Make Life Simpler for Those You Leave Behind - Ensure That Your Estate Goes... (repost)

How to Make Your Own Will: Make Life Simpler for Those You Leave Behind - Ensure That Your Estate Goes... (repost)

Gordon Bowley "How to Make Your Own Will: Make Life Simpler for Those You Leave Behind - Ensure That Your Estate Goes to the People Who You Want to Benefit - Minimise the Tax in Your Estate"
English | 2009-09-16 | ISBN: 1845283791 | 249 pages | PDF | 1 MB

This invaluable book really will enable you to prepare your own will. It will alert you to the many and broad ranging matters you should consider, and covers factual and legal requirements and technicalities in language that the lay-person can understand. Author, Gordon Bowley, draws on his thirty years as a family solicitor to suggest the best and most effective ways of ensuring that your estate is easy to deal with by those you leave behind and that it goes to those who you want to benefit. This revised and updated 4th edition includes changes in recent legislation and case law. It includes: - Advice on choosing executors - Specimen forms, sample wills and sample clauses - A glossary clearly explaining any necessary legal terms - Guidance on inheritance tax and tax saving in your will - Information on Living Wills and Powers of Attorney

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 1402048173 | 2002-12-19 | 224 pages | PDF | 11.2 MB

Historically, the Bible has been used to drive a wedge between the spirit and the body. In this provocative book, David Carr argues that it can–and should–do just the opposite. Sexuality and spirituality, Carr contends, are intricately interwoven: when one is improverished, the other is warped. As a result, the journey toward God and the life-long engagement with our own sexual embodiment are inseparable. Humans, the Bible tells us, both male and female, were created in God's image, and eros–a fundamental longing for connection that finds abstract good in the pleasure we derive from the stimulation of the senses–is a central component of that image. The Bible, particularly the Hebrew Bible, affirms erotic passion, both eros between humans and eros between God and humans. In a sweeping examination of the sexual rules of the Bible, Carr asserts that Biblical "family values" are a far cry from anything promoted as such in contemporary politics. He concludes that passionate love–our preoccupaton therewith and pursuit thereof–is the primary human vocation, that eros is in fact the flavoring of life.

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible (Repost)

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible (Repost)

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible
Oxford University Press, USA | ISBN 1402048173 | 2002-12-19 | 224 pages | PDF | 11.2 MB

Historically, the Bible has been used to drive a wedge between the spirit and the body. In this provocative book, David Carr argues that it can–and should–do just the opposite. Sexuality and spirituality, Carr contends, are intricately interwoven: when one is improverished, the other is warped. As a result, the journey toward God and the life-long engagement with our own sexual embodiment are inseparable. Humans, the Bible tells us, both male and female, were created in God's image, and eros–a fundamental longing for connection that finds abstract good in the pleasure we derive from the stimulation of the senses–is a central component of that image. The Bible, particularly the Hebrew Bible, affirms erotic passion, both eros between humans and eros between God and humans. In a sweeping examination of the sexual rules of the Bible, Carr asserts that Biblical "family values" are a far cry from anything promoted as such in contemporary politics. He concludes that passionate love–our preoccupaton therewith and pursuit thereof–is the primary human vocation, that eros is in fact the flavoring of life.

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy [Repost]

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy [Repost]

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy by Charlie Savage
Back Bay Books; Reprint edition | April 28, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0316118052 | 448 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Praised everywhere as a stunning work of reportage, TAKEOVER lays bare a hidden agenda, three decades in the making, to allow the White House to wield enormous powers, unchecked by Congres or the courts–an agenda that links warrantless wiretapping and Bush's judicial nominees, torture and Cheney's energy task force, the faith-based initiative and the imprisonment of citizens without trial.

The Civil War on the Mississippi : Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

The Civil War on the Mississippi : Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

The Civil War on the Mississippi : Union Sailors,
Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

by Barbara Brooks Tomblin
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0813167035 | 387 Pages | PDF | 8.83 MB

The Civil War on the Mississippi not only provides readers with a comprehensive and vivid account of the action on the western rivers; it also offers an incredible synthesis of first-person accounts from the front lines.

Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film (repost)

Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film (repost)

Psyche and the Arts: Jungian Approaches to Music, Architecture, Literature, Painting and Film
Routledge; 1 edition | July 10, 2008 | ISBN-10: 0415438357 | 216 pages | PDF | 1.43 Mb

Does art connect the individual psyche to history and culture?
Psyche and the Arts challenges existing ideas about the relationship between Jung and art, and offers exciting new dimensions to key issues such as the role of image in popular culture, and the division of psyche and matter in art form.

Religion and the Challenges of Science

Religion and the Challenges of Science

William Sweet, Richard Feist, "Religion and the Challenges of Science"
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co | ISBN: 0754657159 | 2007 | PDF | 248 pages | 1,19 MB

Does science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This question has been a matter of long-standing debate - and it continues to concern not only scholars in philosophy, theology, and the sciences, but also those involved in public educational policy. This volume provides background to the current 'science and religion' debate, yet focuses as well on themes where recent discussion of the relation between science and religion has been particularly concentrated.The first theme deals with the history of the interrelation of science and religion.