Climate change is affecting every country in the world. It is a global problem. Therefore it is the responsibility of every human being in the world to help with the crisis. Operation Sustainable Human outlines three significant truths about climate change. The first being that human beings have caused the adverse climate change being experienced right now. This book is a simple guide to human action. It takes a step away from complicated and inefficient actions and focuses on simpler more manageable ways to impact climate change and the fight to save the planet.
Chris Macdonald has made an important observation. You usually cannot make a meaningful contribution to save the planet unless you have lots of money to donate to the cause or lots of time to dedicate to the cause. The situation on the ground is different. Even people with full time jobs and can barely make ends meet will feel a need to save the planet. This guide is for such people. The author presents a unique point of view to a complex problem.
There is a simplicity to this book that one would not expect but is very well appreciated. The author addresses the problem in simple language. The reader gets to consume material in a way that lets them understand both the message and the intensity of it. The book is also quite short making it easier to revert back to from time to time. This is ideal for a guide. You can always revisit it to see where you are on the actions suggested. The material is very well researched and has a strong basis in science.
This list is supposed to be about doable things, but some of them don’t feel this way. A good example of this is action item number 4. Changing the system has been on the forefront of things for a long time and is something easier said than done. For this particular action item, I felt that there was a lack of explanation on how it can be achieved. How would a regular individual stand up to the system and come out unscathed?
This is definitely a conversation worth having. If the word is spread wide enough then maybe action number 4 will not seem so daunting. If enough people see how complex the problem is and what the impact could be, they will start to understand that only humans hold the solution to the problem. This is a powerful book that is relevant book and essential. The more people read this, the better.
Pages: 77 | ASIN: B07XWVGPDQ
You will always be told to keep a positive outlook on things. It is possible for a person to change the trajectory of their own life by sheer will and determination. A person’s consciousness plays a big role in determining their relationship with the universe. This phenomenon has been talked about for eons. Rarely do people venture into the root of it to try and discern how it could be so. Emmanuel Morfoboss has used philosophical insight and scientific elements to analyze the idea that reality can be reformed or formed by consciousness.
Choose a Reality… Any Reality takes a unique path and brings a whole new method of preaching. The author has done a good job of decreasing the amount of qualitative elements by including science in the book. Through the various insights of some of the greatest philosophers, the reader will be gradually convinced that they truly bend the universe to their will, so to speak. While some faith and affirmations are present in the book, they are not as prominent as the science and philosophy.
This book has a personal touch as the author has written it in the first person narrative. You get to understand his motivation for wanting to explore this phenomenon. You get to see the progression from mere curiosity to seeking answers to the various questions. From this the reader can relate to the story and the author thus makes understanding the material a little easier. There is evidence of extensive research in science and philosophy as well as other related disciplines.
Short paragraphs and simple language adorn the pages of this book. Despite the subject being so heavy and complex, the writing and language are light and presented in easily digested bits. The prose is clean and crisp. While the material is fairly clear and presented with unrelenting diligence I think that the book can benefit from a good line editor. This is a complex subject. It has many layers to it and requires a lot of concentration. Therefore the reader has to be attentive right from the beginning lest they risk getting lost in the intricate web.
This book provides understanding of the universe and the need for constant positivity as a means of directing forces in the universe. It is an engaging book that imparts knowledge and wisdom. This book does not direct your life, it simply talks about the relationship between a person’s thoughts and the forces that impact their life.
Pages: 68 | ASIN: B07VMN51NP
I’m a Romance Scam IT Detective aims to explain psychology of the crime, technical aspects of cybercrime and legal matters. This book is about Selina’s attempt to hack criminal’s machine, legal limitation she faced, misconduct of banks, and money recovery analysis. Jason remains Selina’s love of the life. Selina never actually loved Frederick but still fall victim into the scam due to fake passports and fake banking documents
Pages: 224 | ASIN: B07XPCPRQT
Emil Cioran had a very tumultuous relationship with God. He even quipped that attacking God was better than invoking him. He was a pessimist, skeptic and nihilist. He was against everything with regards to creation. While many philosophers have expressed their adverse stance towards God, Emil was notably and gradually aggressive about his displeasure with God and all related things. Tormented by God is a compilation of his works. It is a view of the other side of the coin. The author seeks to interpret Emil’s works and blasphemes from the knowledgeably authoritative standpoint of a professor of Theology.
Mirko Integlia is very articulate. His presentation of his own voice with regards to Emil’s works and related philosophical works is brilliant and impressive. Not only does he remain completely calm and centered in the face of an aggressively blasphemous philosopher whose views are a stark contrast against his own, he gives a full dimensional analysis. There is a lot to be said about an author who is capable of seemingly neutral presentation of views that so enthusiastically clash with their own.
The author is a master of language. The language is simple and mindful of a person who might find the subject matter a little daunting. This simplistic presentation makes the book more appealing. The subject matter in itself is interesting. To see atheism presented by a Christian is a novelty. As you read you will get the feeling that Mirko really did try to understand where Emil was coming from in his views and rants. You get the feeling that the author is genuinely curious about these attacks against God. There is no passion for atheism itself but you can feel yourself being drawn to the progression of Cioran’s views from his first work, On the Heights of Despair.
There is an issue with clarity. In the beginning the reader might feel a little out of their depth. However, as the author gets to the second and third chapters they seem to have gained stability and therefore prose flows easily from there. Tackling atheism and an aggressively atheist philosopher is not easy. It is intense and sensitive. This is evidenced by the caution Mirko Integlia takes in his presentation. It also helps that the book is relatively short. Even then, it is exhaustive.
With everything that is happening in the world right now, one might be tempted to share the same views as Emil Cioran. However, Mirko Integlia’s work helps with any crisis of faith that one might experience from time to time. From this you can remain steadfast even when you are in the ‘troubling vicinity of God’.
Pages: 272 | ISBN-10: 882660326X
There are many stories about the Norse realm. Only a few are common and easily accessible. Glenn Searfoss gives readers access to more than just the common ones. The reader gets more dimensions with regards to the characters in the fictional universe. This book is a rewrite of the stories on Norse mythology with a fresh voice and packed with exciting tid bits. The book offers a revamped look at all the suffering, victories and battles of the characters in Norse mythology accompanied by a glossary for a better reading experience.
This may be a rewritten version but it sure does not feel like one. The author has such a talent with words and phrases. The stories read like a symphony. With a captivating melody that makes the reader inch closer with every sentence they consume. It leaves the reader feeling like they are floating through a universe with endless possibilities with all their favorite heroes and characters. The author packs all the action and adventure possible into this book with ease.
One thing that the reader will note from the very beginning is the depth of research that has gone into this book. It is uncanny how one person can have such a mastery of the Norse universe, characters and everything in between. It is a sign of obvious passion and curiosity about the subject matter. The author’s understanding is the basis for their unique and original voice. This is actually quite infectious. For a person who is not a fan of mythologies, these stories will sure make them into definite enthusiasts.
If you have encountered characters like Thor and Odin, this book will make you fall even deeper in love with these characters and many more just like them. The author has carefully sculpted each character to have a unique element while also maintaining their original and beloved qualities. To take characters that have already been established and to give them a fresh coat of personality but still managing to keep their usual façade takes pure brilliance.
The voice of the author that comes through their retelling is provocative and fulfilling. The stories themselves are evocative and exciting. The imagery is borne of sheer talent and brave application of language. Any lover of mythology, regardless of age, and related fictional works will surely enjoy Cycles of Norse Mythology.
Pages: 838 | ASIN: B07QKL9CRK
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“Winning Together” provides couples with the knowledge base to pursue and attain entrepreneurial progress as a team while one of them serves an active term of incarceration. The information herein is tried and true, and is conveniently presented in a clear, simple, easy-to-use format. The rest is up to you. Entrepreneurial progress has the power to not only allow you to grow financially and ease some of the financial burdens associated with jail/prison time, but it also allows you the opportunity to level up and potentially earn early release for the incarcerated spouse by proof of rehabilitated deeds.
Revealers and Revelations delves deep into the reach philosophy has on different things. The book begins with an exploration of some of the greatest philosophers of all time. It continues with a bit about the convergence of disciplines like medicine with philosophy. It then ends with an introduction of human nature and philosophy. Between all of this the book even untangles cancer and genes.
It has been said that philosophy is perhaps one of the most multi-dimensional disciplines out there. The good Doctor does a great job of presenting philosophy in the simplest language possible. This is usually a subject that baffles many as it is riddled with discombobulating elements. The ease with which the subject mater is presented in Revealers and Revelations is instrumental in enjoyi9ng the book as well as promoting participation in the reader. There is something to be said for an academic who is capable of making abstract ideas attainable for people who lack the training to understand technical language but possess boatloads of curiosity and interest.
Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Multani has taken time to comb through the work to ensure this book is well researched. The author’s own passion shines through. He chips in with his own opinions and beliefs lending the book a well appreciated personal touch which turns the reading experience into more of a conversation. Reading through, you get the feeling as the reader that your opinions would be welcome and embraced.
The cover is a silhouette with a sunset as the backdrop. It is beautiful and makes one curious about what is contained in the book. However, it may be a tad misleading. Maybe this is misplaced but most books with such covers tend to be religious which is not this book at all. The title, while fitting, may also feel a little simplistic to some considering the intensity of the subject matter. When you get down to it though, these do not take anything away from the book. It is still a necessary read for anyone who is looking to understand the world more.
Revealers And Revelations: A philosophic approach to scientific literature is an exceptional book that has wide appeal. The subject matter is compelling and the author’s style of writing is engaging and beguiling. It is a book dealing in a heavy subject matter but delivering it simply. It makes for a wonderful conversation starter.
Pages: 147 | ISBN: 938885585X
From Miracle to Murder is about surviving domestic abuse, a misogynistic religious cult, and being falsely accused of the murder of a disabled child. Why was this an important book for you to write?
I began From Miracle to Murder as a letter to my daughter, Anne. I needed her to know how much I loved her and her brother, Adam.
I fought like a mother to protect them but opponents overwhelmed me and I failed. After Adam was murdered, I was accused, and Anne was given to my abusive ex-husband. There were times I became so despondent, giving up would have been easier then continuing to live but I learned how to be an advocate for my daughter.
I have no super power, talent, or strength, so if I can survive a Pandora’s Box of horrid events, I hope others will be inspired by Miracle to know they will not only survive, but they will become a presence and a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves.
You share a lot of emotional and personal moments in this story. What was one thing you were not sure you could discuss in this book?
Discussing the extent to which Anne and my relationship with her was damaged was extremely painful. Adam’s death was horrid, but watching Anne be destroyed in increments of days and months as the years passed by people who were trusted by the authorities was evil. The first priority of a parent is to protect their child. I failed to do that with both Anne and Adam. I hold my inability to shield them from harm accountable for the misery that followed.
What do you hope readers take away from your book and your experiences?
If you are in a relationship and are wondering if you are being abused, listen to your inner self and seek help. It is possible to break the cycle of abuse. It begins with you.
Never, never lie. Tell the truth at all times. If I had told even one lie all those years when I was accused of murdering my own child, it would have been found and my credibility would have been destroyed. Never telling a lie saved my relationship with Anne when she was ready to work with a counselor. My prayers for her return were rewarded when she looked at me and said, “Mom, you are the only one who never lied to me.”
Forgive yourself for your mistakes. I did the best I could with the tools I had to use at the time. I was too naïve and trusting. These aren’t sins but please be aware of your environment and the credibility of the people who are in your space.
No matter how awful the situation, please avoid any medication, prescribed or otherwise, that may lead to an unintentional dependency. Follow the advice I was given and wait until the situation improves, then indulge in a glass of your favorite beverage. Better yet, go on a hike, a walk, or vacation, and visit your favorite healing place.
Writing a memoir often causes one to reflect on past choices. Is there anything you see differently now that you wrote this book?
If I could return to the past and change one of my decisions, it was when my father told me to go to my high school counselor’s office and turn down the scholarships and grants I had earned. I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I was too timid and too dominated by the rules of my father and the religion in which I was raised to stand up and say, “No. I’m going to college.” That one declaration of independence would have totally avoided the hell that followed.
I now firmly believe an advanced education for both men and women is the key to a lifetime of enlightenment, success, emotional and financial independence.
From Miracle to Murder: Justice for Adam is about surviving domestic violence, the trauma of being raised in a misogynistic religious cult, the murder of a disabled child, and being falsely accused of that murder. It is the memoir of a true crime. It’s the story of a mother who was determined to survive. It’s a, “Oh my God, this really happened to a mother and her children! But she survived! She’s doing all right! Then, maybe so can I.”
From Miracle to Murder is not an essay into court or investigative procedures. Instead, the reader is invited into the author’s life. She wants them to see what she saw, thought, heard, and felt as she says her last goodbye to her son and when she’s formally charged. Experience what she does when she is pushed to the edge of insanity, adjusts, acquires skills to survive, and then creates a different normal as she forgives and finds joy again.
Joyce loved her son. She treasured every minute of his short life. In spite of what the rest of the world viewed as terrible physical deformities and mental disabilities, Adam laughed. He enjoyed being alive. Joyce was devastated after he died. When police showed up at her door and accused her of murdering her little boy, her world shattered.
The characters are real people. What they did, what they said, and what they wore happened. All scenarios are depicted as accurately as possible and are based on police reports, depositions, court records, a grand jury transcript, criminal trial transcripts, psychologist’s written evaluations, eye witness accounts,journals, victim impact statements, different avenues of public media, Adam’s autopsy, and the author’s haunting memories recalled to the best of her abilities.
From Miracle to Murder: Justice for Adam is for anyone who believes in the presumption of innocent until proven guilty. It is hoped that readers will walk away from Miracle with a greater faith that they can survive the impossible, forgive the unforgivable, learn how not to become a victim, and the importance of creating moments of clarity in the midst of chaos.
The Life and Times of Clyde Kennard is the account of Clyde Kennard’s life and his significant but silent contribution to desegregate the South. What was your inspiration that made you want to write this book?
I’ve always had a fascination for the 1960’s and, reading and researching key events in that decade, one name kept cropping up, but generally only within a couple of paragraphs or a few pages at best, and that name was Clyde Kennard. I decided to hone in and further research this man to see what I could find out.
So to begin with it was really that lack of information about Mr Kennard that drew me in and I became intrigued as why that should be when many others of the civil rights movement of that time have received more attention.
The more I researched and discovered about Clyde Kennard, the more determined and passionate I became about the telling of his journey and how his efforts inspired others many decades later.
I understand that you spent more than ten years researching this book. What is something that surprised you while researching Clyde Kennard?
Yes, that’s right, and in that period my initial six pages of notes on grew into the book that exists today.
There were a few surprising things. One would have to be the lengths to which state actors would go to in those times in an attempt to stall or circumnavigate SCOTUS decisions. Another that a state would create an agency whose sole purpose was to protect it from “federal encroachment” and in essence spy on its citizens, in particular those who sought benefit from SCOTUS decisions among other things.
While these were a surprising, nothing, and you touched on this in your book review, nothing comes close to the disbelief I experienced learning about the Emmett Till case. I do still find that quite difficult to comprehend on various levels. The violence, the acquittal, the accused selling their story to Look magazine it in some graphic detail but, due to prevailing laws there could be no retrial.
This book raises Clyde Kennard up along with other civil rights leaders of the time. Was this your intention while writing this book?
To a some extent Clyde’s story told itself, the trick for me was to present it in the context of the times he lived in which I felt was critical to give his story meaning.
That period was, in my view, a time of extremes, I’m sure we’ve all seen the flashpoint photographs, Little Rock Central High, the firebomed Freedom Ride bus, Ole Miss at the time of James Meredith’s entry, the March On Washington and of course Selma.
To better understand the social and political climate of those times I completed a lot of research form both sides of the segregation debate. I wanted to try to understand not only what the issues were and why they had become so and also latterly, how those scenarios had come to be in the first place. Hence the Prologue in my book which attempts, in a few pages, to summarise how the respective positions had begun to develop over time.
The challenge with that of course was striking a balance, between Clyde’s own story and the context of those times, I think I got that right, but readers will be the real judges.
What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?
I have enough research material I didn’t use to do another book on the same or related topics, however 10 years is a long time and I’ve been enjoying a little bit of a break to be honest. That said, I’m beginning to get the itch to do something. I’ve written a few short stories and I’m really enjoying that. I have also been considering a larger project on the Highland Clearances which would be a little closer to home for me. I am also gathering my poetry so may do a collection of those works. Availability wise, I will be sure to let you know.
In 1955, Clyde Kennard, a decorated army veteran, was forced to cut short the final year of his studies at the University of Chicago and return home to Mississippi due to family circumstances, where Kennard made the decision to complete his education. Yet still on the eve of the civil rights movement in America, Kennard’s decision would be one of the first serious attempts to integrate any public school at the college level in the state. The Life and Times of Clyde Kennard tells the true story of Kennard’s efforts to complete his further education at Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) against the backdrop of the institutionalized social order of the times and the prevailing winds of change attempting to blow that social order away. As Meredith’s admission to “Ole Miss” became more widely known at the time, Kennard became the forgotten man. Author Derek R. King shares his extensive research into Kennard’s life, and touches on key events that shaped those times.