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Download E-books The Martians Have Landed!: A History of Media-Driven Panics and Hoaxes PDF

By Robert E. Bartholomew, Benjamin Radford

Background is replete with examples of media-created scares and panics. This publication provides greater than 3 dozen reports of media scares from the seventeenth century to the twenty first century, together with hoaxes perpetrated through newspapers, radio, tv and our on-line world. From the 1835 batmen at the Moon hoax to newer chook flu scares and typhoon Katrina myths, this publication explores hoaxes that spotlight the impression of the media on our lives and its tendency to sensationalize. many of the hoaxes lined happened within the usa, notwithstanding incidents from Europe, Asia, Africa, South the United States and Australia are featured besides. numerous are worldwide in scope, revealing the ability international media wields.

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Download E-books The eBook Revolution: A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines PDF

By Kate Sheehan

The publication Revolution: A Primer for Librarians at the entrance Lines is strictly what its name can provide: a vital source for librarians dealing with the bold job of coordinating the library-wide transition to eBooks and fielding questions from consumers approximately eBooks on an everyday basis.

After an creation that covers the fundamentals of eBooks and present e-book know-how, the writer places issues into point of view, documenting the alterations that experience happened over the last decade. She additionally delves into vital publication concerns, choosing librarian-driven options and offering glimpses of what libraries within the close to destiny will probably be like. The booklet examines perennially serious matters corresponding to accessibility, source sharing, and the electronic divide in the context of publication expertise and gives a transparent framework for discussing eBooks, thereby permitting readers to make educated judgements concerning their very own companies.

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Download E-books Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower (7th Edition) PDF

By Howard M. Resh

Hydroponic nutrients creation: A Definitive Guidebook for the complex domestic Gardener and the industrial Hydroponic Grower, 7th Edition is a finished advisor to soilless tradition with generally new and up to date contents from the former variation released in 2001. intended for pastime and advertisement growers, the book:
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• exhibits the reader easy methods to manage a hydroponic operation with the choices of utilizing any of the numerous hydroponic cultures shortly utilized in the to develop vegetable crops
• offers heritage in plant body structure and foodstuff crucial for starting to be those crops
• Describes nutrient formulations and their purposes in nutrient options with calculations

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This useful advisor to soilless growing to be practices offers precise details on easy methods to layout, manage, and function hydroponic tradition structures. that includes greater than 500 pictures, drawings, and tables, the 7th variation of this bestselling publication has been broadly up to date and elevated. The textual content describes the main winning turning out to be cultures to take advantage of with particular vegetation and info media in addition to hydroponic options. Chapters conceal nutrient uptake and combining in addition to deficiencies and their indicators, plant food, nutrient answer, water tradition, tropical hydroponics and particular purposes, plant tradition, nutrient movie approach, gravel tradition, and more.

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Download E-books Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree PDF

By Blake Boles

Do you would like collage for you to be taken heavily and earn a true living? 

Conventional knowledge says sure. yet real luck depends self-knowledge and entrepreneurship: traits so you might receive successfully and inexpensively with no conventional collage.

Better Than College offers the step by step information and notion essential to layout your personal greater schooling. This booklet teaches you ways to discover group, remain on the right track, and get employed or commence your personal enterprise, all with no four-year measure. Curious students will discover ways to imagine truly approximately their motivations, plan a niche yr, or navigate existence after college. And Better Than College will exhibit mom and dad how self-directed studying can result in a life of fulfillment no pricey establishment required.

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Download E-books The Science Fiction Reference Book: A Comprehensive Handbook and Guide to the History, Literature, Scholarship, and Related Activities of the Science PDF

By Marshall B. Tymn

From Frederik Pohl's introduction:

"It is time, and previous time, that somebody may still do what Marshall Tymn has performed during this publication, and that's to place jointly a consultant to the wealthy assets to be had for lecturers and scholars of technological know-how fiction. I merely want it were round ten years ago—much distress could have been kept! it truly is reassuring to seem over the record of members and locate such a lot of names of folks who're not just exotic in themselves, yet to me signify own acquaintances whose judgment i've got each cause to trust—in truth, approximately each identify at the contents web page is the very identify i might have selected myself, if I had had the wit to conceive of this ebook and the power to push it via to finishing touch. I didn't. yet MarshalTymn did, and we're all in his debt.
"The technology Fiction Reference publication might be of use to students and researchers of every kind in technological know-how fiction. yet i guess it will likely be learn most often by way of lecturers, and maybe that offers me license to assert anything approximately how i feel technological know-how fiction can be taught. lecturers are people. people are marvelously various; and so each one instructor should have his personal personastyle and issues. however it turns out to me all of the comparable that there are a few universalsor might be, and that i wish to urge them on somebody approximately to exploit the assets of this publication to organize a course."

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Download E-books Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age PDF

By Steven Levy

If you have ever made a safe buy along with your bank card over the net, then you definately have noticeable cryptography, or "crypto", in motion. From Stephen Levy—the writer who made "hackers" a family word—comes this account of a revolution that's already affecting each citizen within the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the interior tale of the way a bunch of "crypto rebels"—nerds and visionaries grew to become freedom fighters—teamed up with company pursuits to overcome vast Brother and make sure our privateness on the net. Levy's historical past of 1 of the main debatable and demanding subject matters of the electronic age reads just like the most sensible futuristic fiction.

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Download E-books The Urban Revolution PDF

By Henri Lefebvre

Initially released in 1970, The city Revolution marked Henri Lefebvre’s first sustained critique of city society, a piece during which he pioneered using semiotic, structuralist, and poststructuralist methodologies in examining the improvement of the city setting. even though it is extensively thought of a foundational publication in modern wondering town, The city Revolution hasn't ever been translated into English—until now. this primary English variation, deftly translated through Robert Bononno, makes to be had to a extensive viewers Lefebvre’s refined insights into the city dimensions of contemporary life.Lefebvre starts with the idea that the complete urbanization of society is an inevitable technique that calls for of its critics new interpretive and perceptual methods that realize the city as a fancy box of inquiry. Dismissive of chilly, modernist visions of the town, relatively these embodied via rationalist architects and concrete planners like Le Corbusier, Lefebvre as an alternative articulates the lived reviews of person population of town. not like the ideology of urbanism and its reliance on commodification and bureaucratization—the capitalist common sense of marketplace and state—Lefebvre conceives of an city utopia characterised through self-determination, person creativity, and genuine social relationships.A brilliantly conceived and theoretically rigorous research into the realities and probabilities of city house, The city Revolution is still an important research of and consultant to the character of the city.Henri Lefebvre (d. 1991) used to be essentially the most major eu thinkers of the 20 th century. His many books comprise The creation of area (1991), lifestyle within the glossy global (1994), creation to Modernity (1995), and Writings on towns (1995).Robert Bononno is a full-time translator who lives in big apple. His fresh translations contain The Singular gadgets of structure through Jean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel (Minnesota, 2002) and Cyberculture via Pierre Lévy (Minnesota, 2001).

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Download E-books Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Gamebirds (4th Edition) PDF

By Glenn Drowns

Storey's consultant to elevating chicken is the single publication you want to certainly and humanely bring up quite a lot of chicken, from chickens and turkeys to waterfowl and video game birds -- even unusual species, resembling pigeons, emus, doves, ostriches, peafowl, and swans. even if you’re working a farm or elevating a couple of birds within the yard, Glenn Drowns tells you every little thing you must find out about breed choice, housing, house necessities, habit, breeding, hatching, feeding, healthiness care, and the company of processing meat and eggs. This revised version comprises new and up-to-date details on future health and affliction, elevating birds on pasture, starting to be your personal feed, housing, breeding, slaughtering, and advertising.

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