The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 09:59, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » ИСТОРИЯ

Название: The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA
Автор: Liza Mundy
Издательство: Crown
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 44 Мб
Язык: английский / English

The acclaimed author of Code Girls returns with a “rip-roaring” (Steve Coll) history of three generations at the CIA, “electric with revelations” (Booklist) about the women who fought to become operatives, transformed spycraft, and tracked down Osama bin Laden. Created in the aftermath of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency relied on women even as it attempted to channel their talents and keep them down. Women sent cables, made dead drops, and maintained the agency’s secrets. Despite discrimination—even because of it—women who started as clerks, secretaries, or unpaid spouses rose to become some of the CIA’s shrewdest operatives. They were unlikely spies—and that’s exactly what made them perfect for the role. Because women were seen as unimportant, pioneering female intelligence officers moved unnoticed around Bonn, Geneva, and Moscow, stealing secrets from under the noses of their KGB adversaries.
 

Asian American Herbalism: Traditional and Modern Healing Practices for Everyday Wellness

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 09:54, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » ЗДОРОВЬЕ И МЕДИЦИНА

Название: Asian American Herbalism: Traditional and Modern Healing Practices for Everyday Wellness
Автор: Erin Masako Wilkins
Издательство: Princeton Architectural Press
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 53 Мб
Язык: английский / English

Japanese American herbalist and acupuncturist Erin Masako Wilkins shares accessible and comprehensive herbal wellness practices, remedies, and recipes, rooted in Asian tradition for optimal health. Erin Masako Wilkins is a California-based herbalist, acupuncturist, and the founder of Herb Folk, an online shop with an array of Asian American herbs, teas, and wellness products. In Asian American Herbalism, Wilkins shares a beautifully illustrated and photographed collection of herbal recipes, remedies, and wellness practices. Rooted in East Asian history and culture, these offerings will help the reader to prevent illness and restore health and vitality. This comprehensive wellness guide addresses the root causes of illnesses and offers 100 easy and accessible herbal recipes to heal, uplift, and improve the quality of daily life. A central theme of this book is that food is our greatest medicine, and there is an emphasis on incorporating herbs into daily meals and drinks to address common ailments, such as allergies, anxiety and depression, digestion and gut health, menstrual disorders, and sleep difficulties.
 

Elysium: A Visual History of Angelology

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 09:49, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » КУЛЬТУРА И ИСКУССТВО

Название: Elysium: A Visual History of Angelology
Автор: Edward Simon
Издательство: Cernunnos
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 148 Мб
Язык: английский / English

Elysium: A Visual History of Angelology is a gloriously illustrated overview of angels across art, religion, and literature from scholar Ed Simon, writer for The Millions. Ineffable, invisible, inscrutable—angels are enduring creatures across Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and human experiences of the divine as mediated by spiritual emissaries are an aspect of almost every religious tradition. In popular culture, angels are often reduced to the most gauzy, sentimental, and saccharine of images: fat babies with wings and guardians with robes, halos, and harps. By contrast, in scripture whenever one of the heavenly choirs appears before a prophet or patriarch, they first declare, “Fear not!” for terror would be the most appropriate initial reaction to these otherworldly beings. Angels are often not what we’d expect, but it’s precisely in that transcendent encounter that something of the strangeness of existence can be conveyed.
 

Fungi Collected in Shropshire and Other Neighbourhoods: A Victorian Woman’s Illustrated Field Notes

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 09:42, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » ЕСТЕСТВЕННЫЕ НАУКИ

Название: Fungi Collected in Shropshire and Other Neighbourhoods: A Victorian Woman’s Illustrated Field Notes
Автор: M. F. Lewis
Издательство: Chronicle Books
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 141 Мб
Язык: английский / English

Venture into the woods alongside a pioneering female mycologist. This one-of-a-kind, keepsake volume celebrates the timeless fascination of fungi. Very little is known about M. F. Lewis—not even her first name. Mysterious, prolific, and deeply enamored with the world of mushrooms, she left us a treasure trove of mycological illustrations. For over forty years, from 1860 to 1902, Lewis rambled across England and Wales, recording an astonishing biodiversity of fungi. Her delicately drawn, boldly colored images evoke the strange and powerful beauty of this kingdom. This handsome volume collects hundreds of Lewis's watercolors, contextualized by a foreword from mycologist Dr. Patricia Ononiwu Kaishian. It's a must-have for today's mushroom lovers who are curious about the history of mycology and for any admirer of vintage botanical illustration who wants to discover something different.
 

Less Meat, More Plants: 100+ Sustainable Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Protect Our Planet

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 09:36, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » КУЛИНАРИЯ

Название: Less Meat, More Plants: 100+ Sustainable Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Protect Our Planet
Автор: Annabelle Randles
Издательство: Fremont Press
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 88 Мб
Язык: английский / English

In her new book, Less Meat, More Plants, carnivore turned flexitarian Annabelle Randles delivers a pragmatic and gentle approach to getting more veggies on your plate without having to give up meat altogether. With delicious recipes and a light tone, she guides you along the path to sustainable change, one meal at a time. Annabelle offers options for pescatarians, vegetarians, and those simply looking to cut back a bit on meat and/or dairy. Those already following a vegan diet will find new ideas and inspiration for mealtime without sacrificing taste, texture, or satisfaction. Annabelle also shows you how to accommodate both meat-eaters and non-meat-eaters with adaptable recipes that can provide two meat servings and two vegetarian/vegan portions, saving you time and money.
 

The Longest Minute: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 09:31, Коментариев: 0

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Название: The Longest Minute: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906
Автор: Matthew J. Davenport
Издательство: St. Martin's Press
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 25 Мб
Язык: английский / English

Matthew J. Davenport's The Longest Minute is the spellbinding true story of the 1906 earthquake and fire in San Francisco, and how a great earthquake sparked a devastating and preventable firestorm. At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck San Francisco, catching most of the city asleep. For approximately one minute, shockwaves buckled streets, shattered water mains, collapsed buildings, crushed hundreds of residents to death and trapped many alive. Fires ignited and blazed through dry wooden ruins and grew into a firestorm. For the next three days, flames devoured collapsed ruins, killed trapped survivors, and nearly destroyed what was then the largest city in the American West. Meticulously researched and gracefully written, The Longest Minute is both a harrowing chronicle of devastation and the portrait of a city's resilience in the burning aftermath of greed and folly. Drawing on the letters and diaries and unpublished memoirs of survivors and previously unearthed archival records, Matthew Davenport combines history and science to tell the dramatic true story of one of the greatest disasters in American history.
 

The Last Unexplored Place on Earth: Investigating the Ocean Floor with Alvin the Submersible

Автор: harun54 от 19-10-2023, 08:55, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » ЕСТЕСТВЕННЫЕ НАУКИ

Название: The Last Unexplored Place on Earth: Investigating the Ocean Floor with Alvin the Submersible
Автор: Aly Brown
Издательство: Feiwel & Friends
Год: 2023
Формат: EPUB
Размер: 20 Мб
Язык: английский / English

Dive into the world of Alvin the Submersible, as award winning journalist Aly Brown shares the stories of what lies beneath the waves, including lost hydrogen bombs, underwater volcanoes, storied shipwrecks, and hundreds of new species. Humans have explored the far reaches of the globe, from the top of Mount Everest to Badwater Basin―a stretch of land 282 feet below sea level. But for most of our time on this planet, the ocean has been a huge mystery. It's only in the last 50 years that scientists have really started studying the ocean floor, with the help of one amazing creation: Alvin the submersible. A deep-sea vessel that can sink miles below the surface with three people inside, Alvin and its crew have uncovered a treasure trove of information in the last fifty years. From tracking down lost hydrogen bombs to exploring underwater volcanoes to capturing footage of storied shipwrecks, there's so much waiting to be discovered beneath the waves! Join award winning journalist Aly Brown as she dives into the wonders of Alvin’s world and see for yourself what lies in the last unexplored place on earth!
 

Охотник на богов. Том 1

Автор: martin от 19-10-2023, 08:23, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » ФАНТАСТИКА И ФЭНТЕЗИ

Название: Охотник на богов. Том 1
Автор: А. Райро
Издательство: Самиздат
Жанр: Попаданцы в магические миры, Боевое фэнтези
Год: 2023
Язык: Русский
Формат: fb2
Размер файла: 10.9 Мб

Черт дёрнул меня совершить ритуал, о котором в детстве мне рассказывал старший брат!
Я впустил в своё тело опасную сущность - Бога Вечной Ярости.
Откуда мне было знать, что по мою душу тут же явится Богиня Смерти, очень даже красивая, но настырная особа... а потом я очнусь в другом мире.
 

Волчьи невесты

Автор: HERSON от 19-10-2023, 07:20, Коментариев: 0

Категория: КНИГИ » ФАНТАСТИКА И ФЭНТЕЗИ

Название: Волчьи невесты
Автор: Лёля Григина
Издательство: Самиздат
Год: 2023
Страниц: 93
Формат: pdf
Язык: русский
Размер: 10,2 Мб

Раз в три месяца в королевстве проводится старинный обряд — "Волчья свадьба". Пять незамужних молодых девиц, выбранных путем жеребьевки, отправляются на услужение к волкам. Куда — никто не знает! Зачем — никто не ведает! И пока кто-то сам стремится отправиться к волкам, чтобы начать новую жизнь, Злата всеми силами старается избежать данной участи. Но сумеет ли девушка уйти от предначертанной судьбы? И кто же на самом деле прячется под волчьей шкурой?
 

Главное правило мышления. Руководство по достижению любых целей от ментора мировых звезд спорта

Автор: tatanavip от 19-10-2023, 07:11, Коментариев: 0

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Название: Главное правило мышления. Руководство по достижению любых целей от ментора мировых звезд спорта
Автор: Тревор Моавад
Издательство: МИФ
Год: 2023
Формат: pdf, fb2
Размер: 10 Мб
Качество: Хорошее
Язык: Русский

Легко быть позитивным, когда все идет хорошо. Но что происходит, когда жизнь идет наперекосяк? Когда жизнь подкидывает множество проблем и сложностей, у нас есть два варианта: сохранить позитивный настрой несмотря ни на что или стремительно скатиться в негатив. Ни один из них не эффективен, а мотивации, даже сильной, не хватает надолго.
Тревор Моавад, автор бестселлеров и ментальный коуч мировых звезд спорта, предлагает совершенно новый, нейтральный подход к мышлению, который поможет достигать поставленных целей со спокойствием и решимостью. Перед вами пошаговое руководство, как победить негатив и преуспеть.