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Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart

Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open Heart by Carol Wall
2014 | ISBN: 0399157980 | English | 304 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting—as in her garden, as in life." —People, 4 stars

"A perfect spring awakening." —Good Housekeeping

A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.

Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening.

Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

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The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons

Alvin Kernan – The Unknown Battle of Midway: The Destruction of the American Torpedo Squadrons
Yale University Press | 2005 | ISBN: 030010989X | English | 203 pages | PDF | 21.3 MB
The Battle of Midway is considered the greatest U.S. naval victory, but behind the luster is the devastation of the American torpedo squadrons. Of the 51 planes sent to attack Japanese carriers only 7 returned, and of the 127 aircrew only 29 survived. Not a single torpedo hit its target.
A story of avoidable mistakes and flawed planning, The Unknown Battle of Midway reveals the enormous failures that led to the destruction of four torpedo squadrons but were omitted from official naval reports: the planes that ran out of gas, the torpedoes that didn’t work, the pilots who had never dropped torpedoes, and the breakdown of the attack plan. Alvin Kernan, who was present at the battle, has written a troubling but persuasive analysis of these and other little-publicized aspects of this great battle. The standard navy tactics for carrier warfare are revealed in tragic contrast to the actual conduct of the battle and the after-action reports of the ships and squadrons involved.

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Djudo a Japan Dzsiu-Dzsicu Toke – Letesitett Modszere

Sasaki Kichisaburo – Djudo a Japan Dzsiu-Dzsicu Toke – Letesitett Modszere
Budapest | 1907 | ISBN: N/A | Hungarian | 166 pages | PDF | 13.31 MB
Tartalom:
A jiujitsu s a judo.
A judo eredete s fejldse.
A judo clja.
A gyakorlhely.
A gyakorl-ruha
A gyakorl-ruha rszei.
Hogyan kell megfogni az ellenfl ruhjt.
Ledobs esetn miknt vhatjuk meg magunkat az esetleges srlsektl?
A fontosabb testllsok.
dvzls a kzdelem eltt.
Hogyan kell oldalvst lpni?
Hov nzznk?
Ellenfelnket hogyan zavarhatjuk ki a tartsbl?
A judo fogsai.
Te vaza (Fogsok a kzzel).
Hoshi vaza. (Csip-fogsok).
Ashi vaza (Lb-fogsok).
Ma sutemi vaza.
Yoko sutemi vaza.
Te gatame.
Ashi gatame.
Tai gatame.
Kubi gatame.

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What Women Want: The Global Marketplace Turns Female-Friendly (Audiobook)

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What Women Want: The Global Marketplace Turns Female-Friendly (Audiobook) By Paco Underhill, read by Mike Chamberlain
Unabridged edition 2011 | 7 hours and 21 mins | ISBN: 1441786252 | MP3 96 kbps | 322 MB
PACO UNDERHILL, the author of the hugely successful "Why We Buy "and "The Call of the Mall, "reports on the growing importance of women in everybody's marketplace–what makes a package, product, space, or service "female friendly." Underhill offers a tour of the world's marketplace–with shrewd observations and practical applications to help everybody adapt to the new realities. As large numbers of women become steadily wealthier, more powerful, and more independent, their choices and preferences are transforming our commercial environment in a variety of important ways, from the cars we drive to the food we eat; from how we buy and furnish our homes to how we gamble, play, and use the Internet–in short, how we spend our time and money. With the same flair and humor that made his previous books universally appealing,

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The Washington Navy Yard – An Illustrated History

The Washington Navy Yard – An Illustrated History
Naval Historical Center | 1990 | ISBN: 0160501040 | English | 122 pages | PDF | 8.7 MB

During much of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Washington Navy Yard was the most recognizable symbol of the United States Navy in the nation’s capital. The shipyard built a number of the Navy’s first warships and repaired, refitted, and provisioned most of the frigates, sloops, and other combatants of the fledgling naval service. The masts and rigging of USS Constitution were a common site on the banks of the Anacostia River. Booming cannon became a routine sound in southeast Washington during the mid-19th century as Commander John A. Dahlgren, “father of American naval ordnance,” test-fired new guns for the fleet.

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The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought [Repost]

The Wealth of Ideas: A History of Economic Thought by Alessandro Roncaglia
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0521843375 | 596 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The Wealth of Ideas, first published in 2005, traces the history of economic thought, from its prehistory (the Bible, Classical antiquity) to the present day. In this eloquently written, scientifically rigorous and well documented book, chapters on William Petty, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, William Stanley Jevons, Carl Menger, Lon Walras, Alfred Marshall, John Maynard Keynes, Joseph Schumpeter and Piero Sraffa alternate with chapters on other important figures and on debates of the period. Economic thought is seen as developing between two opposite poles: a subjective one, based on the ideas of scarcity and utility, and an objective one based on the notions of physical costs and surplus. Professor Roncaglia focuses on the different views of the economy and society and on their evolution over time and critically evaluates the foundations of the scarcity-utility approach in comparison with the Classical/Keynesian approach.

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Emilia Valli – Le cento migliori ricette di polenta

Emilia Valli – Le cento migliori ricette di polenta
Italian | Newton | 2013 | PDF/EPUB | Pages 108 | ISBN: 9788854145436 | 3.27 Mb

Probabilmente furono i Fenici a "inventare" la polenta. Ma fu solo dopo che Cristoforo Colombo ebbe riportato dalle Americhe i grani di mais che ebbe inizio la storia della polenta come noi la conosciamo. Si tratta di un alimento di tutto rispetto, che pu fornire un buon apporto di proteine. Questo libro insegna tutti i sistemi per preparare piatti ricchi di nutrimento e tali da soddisfare il palato pi esigente.

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The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres [Repost]

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres by Christopher Russell, Carol Raymond
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1461449022 | 580 pages | PDF | 43 MB
Dawn is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion. Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres, determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining gravity data. This book describes the Dawn mission, its exploration and scientific objectives, the instruments that accomplish those objectives, the operations plan and the education and outreach plan. It is directed to those studying asteroids and the evolution of the solar system.

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Emilia Valli – Le cento migliori ricette alla ricotta

Emilia Valli – Le cento migliori ricette alla ricotta
Italian | Newton | 2013 | PDF/EPUB | Pages 111 | ISBN: 9788854154155 | 4.00 Mb

Da lontane epoche preistoriche a oggi, la ricotta stata adoperata nell'alimentazione di tutti i giorni e anche, nelle occasioni di festa, come base per dolci di vario tipo. un alimento genuino, ricco di calcio e di fosforo, consigliabile a tutte le et. In questo libro troverete tutti i segreti e le cento migliori ricette per utilizzare al meglio questo prodotto.

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Getting Started in Hold ’em

Getting Started in Hold 'em by Ed Miller
English | 2005 | ISBN: 1880685345 | 203 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Recently, countless people have started playing poker, hoping to quit their jobs and strike it rich. Sadly, most of these "professional" players will wind up broke. While many people play, few win consistently.
In Getting Started in Hold 'em, noted poker authority Ed Miller guides you onto the winning path. As someone who made the leap from beginner to professional in less than a year and a half, Ed is uniquely qualified to show new players the quickest route to hold 'em success.

This book presents the critical principles that expert players use: preflop hand valuation, domination, betting for value, protecting your hand, semi-bluffing, pot equity, pot odds, implied odds, free card plays, the importance of stack size, why chips change value in tournaments, and much more.

Whether you want to play limit, no limit, or tournament hold 'em, this book provides you a solid foundation. It's perfect, not just for the would-be pro, but for anyone who wants a serious edge on the competition. Getting Started in Hold 'em teaches you more than just how to play; it teaches you to win.

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