Non-Fiction

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101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes

Dad jokes. They make you cringe, they make you groan but the one thing they have in common is they come from dad. Be it during a wedding toast or when introducing your dad to someone you want to impress, dad never fails to insert a dad joke wherever he can.
This dad joke book makes a great gift for the dad who has everything and has heard everything. Or maybe you want to buy it for yourself and come prepared the next time dad wants to have a joke off.

In any event, 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes will have your eyes rolling into the back of your head faster than dad can strip to his tighty-whities on a hot summer day!

THE COMPLETE KETOGENIC DIET COOKBOOK AND WEIGHT LOSS PLAN FOR BEGINNERS: Easy Flavorful Recipes For Healthy Living

The Complete Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss for Beginners, it’s your personal tour guide to a simpler way of achieving a healthier lifestyle. You will find all you need to know about the keto diet in this all in one resource.

The Complete Ketogenic Diet and Weight Loss for Beginners includes:

450 Delicious, quick and easy to follow Recipes

Keto diet shopping list

14 Day Meal plan

A complete explanation of the keto diet

Why is the keto diet good for weight loss

Tips how to make following a keto diet simple

What foods to eat and what to avoid on a keto diet

What a 25-year-old wants!

Today, in the constantly evolving world, opinions have become noise, propaganda is at its peak, expectations are soaring through rooftops and time, as usual, is a constraint. To know what u really want has become the most difficult question and keeping up to speed with the life around u has become exhausting. We all have learnt to build a public image for ourselves and our opinions are based on social media timelines. Nothing seems right and nothing makes sense!
Look I know it’s a questioning phase of ur life at this point in time. M not being a hypocrite here and I’m a 25-year-old too. So let me take u on a journey and let’s discover what a 25-year-old really wants! We will look into the life journey of imminent personalities and see what they were doing when they were 25. I will walk u through the 9 gems that I have discovered in my life while navigating my 25th year on a sea of chaos, uncertainty and confusion. So bear with me and talk to me about What A 25-year-old Wants!

KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK , BHARATPUR BIRDS IN PARADISE

Bharatpur’s Keoldeo National Park, a World Heritage site , is basically a bird’s paradise with several species of birds, resident and migratory, in different colours and sizes but every single plant and animal found here deserves full credit for adding to its grandeur.
This book, authored by me has been recently published by the country’s renowned publisher, Niyogi Books, Delhi. It is adorned with several mesmerizing pictures of various wild creatures and nature.
Apart from the author most of the pics have been taken by Navin Sharma, a prize winning nature photojournalist, Abrar Khan alias Bholu, Nayan Khanolkar—all big names in the field of ornithology and Ansar-Chhote Khan duo,great birders.

This book, right from the Overview itself, is an interesting read. The comprehensive details given in the book about the complex ecology of the wetland provide deep knowledge of the ecosystem of the park. Each chapter of this book is informative describing the beauty of park and its inmates in
detail and gives a new perspective to the problems of the park.
Thus the book was born, rightly split in three parts i.e. Past Glory(Nature’s Playground), Debacle and Remaking. Buffalo grazing, which was stopped in Keoladeo after it became a national park,has been a point of controversy since then among ecologists, wildlifers and the park management.
The book will inspire you to visit this park or , perhaps, plan yet another visit.

Down the Memory Lane

Synopsis:

This girl , a engineering graduate from Mumbai shares her experience during her tours she goes on for her work purpose.

Describes different characters (peoples) she meet and how they become part of her journey called life.
Some good and some learning experiences from one and all of them. She lives not only with her family and friends but shares her life with the memories of all of them who accompanied her for that respective patch of path she travelled through.
Coming from a lower middle class background the journey was not easy but she sailed through.
She owes her fearless approach & confident personality to one & all of them.
Sums up suggesting to be a women of the family who sets an example herself.

the roar of my silence

The Roar of My Silence is an authentic story of an Indian girl, where the writer portrays the social stigmas faced by a woman every day. Some of them are crimes of the most heinous nature. But, in our country, more often than not, the girl is made to be the culprit. Society disregards every atrocity the girl has been forced to go through, and to top it off, finds a twisted logic to blame her for it.
Well, that’s me, Kumudh! I look like Kareena, slim, fair, and sexy. Dreams of love marriage. But is the life of a girl ever uncomplicated?
It all began when two boys entered my life alternately. They changed my life, but it didn’t stop there.
Depression… Eats me up from the inside.
I tried to suicide (or the culture tries his level best to kill me)
I faced marital rape.
! Against all the odds, do you think I can achieve my dream and hold on to my love? Do I still have a chance?
There is no chance, but the lines in my hands threw an opportunity to me as “Arjun.”
My story will have you in a wave of emotion long after you are done a reading, this powerhouse of work will make you smile, cry, go red in anger, nod your head in agreement and grasp the finer nuances of what it means to be her in today’s world. There’s much more to my story than these few lines. Get ready to experience the roller coaster ride of my life!

Zorig Chusum Thirteen Crafts of Bhutan

With this book, the birth of an author N.Menerva came to life. After contributing
twenty years to education, an education administrator and a professor,
enlightened with a thought of contributing the knowledge back to the coming
generations, and so this book was apprehended. After blogging successfully for
one year on the world’s rarest crafts, of the countries like Chad, Lichtenstein,
Kyrgyzstan, Syria, and Belarus, Interest was at hype, when started writing for
Bhutan. Bhutan is a lonely land which maintains the highest score of Grand
Happiness Index while following Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion which takes
one to a land spiritual ecstasy. While blogging on Bhutan thirteen crafts, the
inspiration stroked me to convert the knowledge onto a book. Henceforth, a
research paper on Thangka paintings was written and then a book about all the
amazing crafts of Bhutan, famous by the name “Zorig Chusum”. An urge has
emanated to write on these craft descriptively, and preserve the knowledge in the
form of a book wherein, in one glimpse, at one source all the information about
the craft, meaning, raw materials, its essence to Bhutan, and process can be
understood. The book therefore, is an effort of one year of research, to describe
the thirteen Bhutanese crafts, enabling design, fine arts and crafts students to
get all the required information for further research and academic projects. The
content of the book are collected by various means of primary sources from the
Government of Bhutan Associations, National Museum and images clicked while
a personal trip to Bhutan. In detail research was helpful only through secondary
sources, online sites, Archives and library of Royal patronage and Bhutan Textile
museum, Bhutan National Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, Simply Bhutan
Museum, Division of Conservation Architectural Heritage, National Museum of
Bumthang, National Library of Bhutan, Photographs Archive at National Library,
Archive Kuenselonline, Archive Ra online, Socio cultural History of Bhutan
Archive and many other secondary sources bibliographed. The book will prove
as a useful source to design, fine art students and professionals looking forward
for research on Bhutan and various intricate process of many crafts which are
mentioned in this book as part of Zorig Chusum.

A Mirror in Your Closet: Tips & Tricks From the Inside

On a quest to organize your closet? This guidebook will gently lead you step by step through the jungle to a land of organized bliss.Mirranda the mirror will help you reflect and make tough decisions about your closet organization & design. Mirranda has creative and easy solutions for you.-Hang or to fold your clothes-Choose the right hangers-How to keep track of the clothing you actually wear-What to keep AND what to give away-Create a masculine or feminine space-Design your own custom closet-Options if you don’t want to “DIY”

The Stolen Dream

The book examines a period when football underwent a seismic and ineradicable change brought about by the determination of the Victorian Football League to wrest control of the game’s development and destiny from the various state controlling bodies and the Australian Football Council. Whereas the VFL had initially been the first among equals, it gradually assumed the role of the sole and undisputed guardian of the code. The AFC, once football’s ostensible national controlling body, became an irrelevance. Instead of a national sport with a national remit we ended up with an expanded VFL with a majority of Victorian member clubs supplemented by a token sprinkling of teams from interstate. Such teams were in most cases created from scratch and could in no way be said to derive directly from the states’ unique and distinctive football traditions and culture. For some, it was a brave new world, but evolution does not inevitably entail improvement

Women Who Fall From Windows

Women Who Who Fall From Windows is the first collection of poetry by half-Romani author T.A. Stockton. Women Who Fall From Windows explores love, falling women, glass cheeseburgers, British capitals, sex and the universe, all while maintaining a signature wit and sometimes abstract outlook.

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons From the Sawtooth Pack

From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike.

For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. Occasional photographs bring the wolves and their behaviors into absorbing focus.

The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality

At the end of his career, Albert Einstein was pursuing a dream far more ambitious than the theory of relativity. He was trying to find an equation that explained all physical reality – a theory of everything. He failed, but others have taken up the challenge in a remarkable quest that is shedding light on unsuspected secrets of the cosmos.

Experimental physicist and award-winning educator Dr. Don Lincoln of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory takes you on this exciting journey in The Theory of Everything: The Quest to Explain All Reality. Suitable for the intellectually curious at all levels and assuming no background beyond basic high-school math, these 24 half-hour lectures cover recent developments at the forefront of particle physics and cosmology, while delving into the history of the centuries-long search for this holy grail of science.

You trace the dream of a theory of everything through Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, Bohr, Schrödinger, Feynman, Gell-Mann, Weinberg, and other great physicists, charting their progress toward an all-embracing, unifying theory. Their resulting equations are the masterpieces of physics, which Dr. Lincoln explains in fascinating and accessible detail. Studying them is like touring a museum of great works of art – works that are progressing toward an ultimate, as-yet-unfinished masterpiece.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World

A sweeping and groundbreaking history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists

The dinosaurs. 66 million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of our planet’s great mysteries.

In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field—discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork—masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, drawing on cutting-edge science to dramatically bring to life their lost world and illuminate their enigmatic origins, spectacular flourishing, astonishing diversity, cataclysmic extinction, and startling living legacy. Captivating and revelatory, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a book for the ages.

Brusatte traces the evolution of dinosaurs from their inauspicious start as small shadow dwellers—themselves the beneficiaries of a mass extinction caused by volcanic eruptions at the beginning of the Triassic period—into the dominant array of species every wide-eyed child memorizes today, T. rex, Triceratops, Brontosaurus, and more. This gifted scientist and writer re-creates the dinosaurs’ peak during the Jurassic and Cretaceous, when thousands of species thrived, and winged and feathered dinosaurs, the prehistoric ancestors of modern birds, emerged. The story continues to the end of the Cretaceous period, when a giant asteroid or comet struck the planet and nearly every dinosaur species (but not all) died out, in the most extraordinary extinction event in earth’s history, one full of lessons for today as we confront a “sixth extinction.”

Brusatte also recalls compelling stories from his globe-trotting expeditions during one of the most exciting eras in dinosaur research—which he calls “a new golden age of discovery”—and offers thrilling accounts of some of the remarkable findings he and his colleagues have made, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs; monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex; and paradigm-shifting feathered raptors from China.

An electrifying scientific history that unearths the dinosaurs’ epic saga, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs will be a definitive and treasured account for decades to come.

Crys of sorrow

Cries of Sorrow is a book of touching poems written about the trials and tribulations and the pain and suffering I have encountered during my childhood. These are my darkest secrets, untold stories, and unrevealed emotions, which have held me from seeing the blessings in life. Overcoming these trials have made me a better person today. Hopefully people in the world going through similar situations will learn that drowning in your sorrows, pain, and suffering will only make things worse. Acknowledging, forgiving, understanding, and letting go will help the moving-on process, and this book is how I have done it.

MEDITATION TIME, Know Yourself and the World Around You

Meditation Time is a philosophical essay that centers on the meaning of life and the art of living. Readers should regard this book as an opportunity to embark on a thinking adventure, a kind of treasure hunt whose success depends on their willingness to actively participate. The book’s contribution to this adventure consists of salutary insights gleaned over the course of 40 Years of meditation and study. They are clues that are strewn along the way to help readers navigate the difficult terrain of existence. At times they will choose to follow these clues; at other times they will challenge them on the basis of contrary intuitions. Whatever works to bring them ever closer to the coveted treasure is the right course. What exactly is this treasure? It is a eureka moment thanks to which the world makes sense and life is worth the struggle.

The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family

In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family whose members blamed their woes on ghosts and demons when in fact they should have been on anti-psychotic meds.

Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the “woo-woo”—Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo’s sinister effects; at the age of six, she found herself living in the food court of her suburban mall, which her mother saw as a safe haven because they could hide there from dead people, and on a camping trip, her mother tried to light Lindsay’s foot on fire to rid her of the woo-woo.

The eccentricities take a dark turn, however, when her aunt, suffering from a psychotic breakdown, holds the city of Vancouver hostage for eight hours when she threatens to jump off a bridge. And when Lindsay herself starts to experience symptoms of the woo-woo herself, she wonders whether she will suffer the same fate as her family.

On one hand a witty and touching memoir about the Asian immigrant experience, and on the other a harrowing and honest depiction of the vagaries of mental illness, The Woo-Woo is a gut-wrenching and beguiling manual for surviving family, and oneself.

Nadeems journey

Nadeem’s Journey by Sherine Anniruth is the soulful and bittersweet story of a mother who loses her son.

Nadeem was just 25 years old when he died from cancer, but his mother’s determination for his memory to live forever is beautiful and raw. Reading this book really shows what a mother’s love can be, and being a mother myself, I understand how every little memory, laugh, joke, and good time that you had with your child can push you through the day.

Sherine is a very strong woman while going through the loss of her precious son. This story absolutely captures Nadeem’s spirit, he was a fun loving and precocious boy who adored his mom, and he turned into a hardworking man that still had his mom by his side.

This book will captivate you and wrench your heart. You’ll definitely need to grab some tissues as you read the tender accounts of Sherine’s life with Nadeem, and his last breaths.

Interspersed with pictures of Nadeem and his family, you’ll definitely get an idea of how much love was in this family, and how much light he cast on the world.

The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

• Everybody tells you to live for a cause larger than yourself, but how exactly do you do it? The author of The Road to Character explores what it takes to lead a meaningful life in a self-centered world.

Every so often, you meet people who radiate joy—who seem to know why they were put on this earth, who glow with a kind of inner light. Life, for these people, has often followed what we might think of as a two-mountain shape. They get out of school, they start a career, and they begin climbing the mountain they thought they were meant to climb. Their goals on this first mountain are the ones our culture endorses: to be a success, to make your mark, to experience personal happiness. But when they get to the top of that mountain, something happens. They look around and find the view . . . unsatisfying. They realize: This wasn’t my mountain after all. There’s another, bigger mountain out there that is actually my mountain.

And so they embark on a new journey. On the second mountain, life moves from self-centered to other-centered. They want the things that are truly worth wanting, not the things other people tell them to want. They embrace a life of interdependence, not independence. They surrender to a life of commitment.

In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence. He gathers their wisdom on how to choose a partner, how to pick a vocation, how to live out a philosophy, and how we can begin to integrate our commitments into one overriding purpose.

In short, this book is meant to help us all lead more meaningful lives. But it’s also a provocative social commentary. We live in a society, Brooks argues, that celebrates freedom, that tells us to be true to ourselves, at the expense of surrendering to a cause, rooting ourselves in a neighborhood, binding ourselves to others by social solidarity and love. We have taken individualism to the extreme—and in the process we have torn the social fabric in a thousand different ways. The path to repair is through making deeper commitments. In The Second Mountain, Brooks shows what can happen when we put commitment-making at the center of our lives.

Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

The first explosive book about Javanka and their infamous rise to power

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump’s White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency, and reveals that Jared and Ivanka are not just the President’s chief enablers: they, like him, appear disdainful of rules, of laws, and of ethics. They are entitled inheritors of the worst kind; their combination of ignorance, arrogance, and an insatiable lust for power has caused havoc all over the world, and may threaten the democracy of the United States.

Ward follows their trajectory from New Jersey and New York City to the White House, where the couple’s many forays into policy-making and national security have mocked long-standing U.S. policy and protocol. They have pursued an agenda that could increase their wealth while their actions have mostly gone unchecked. In Kushner, Inc., Ward holds Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump accountable: she unveils the couple’s self-serving transactional motivations and how those have propelled them into the highest levels of the US government where no one, the President included, has been able to stop them.

Unfinished Business 2

Asha has to put up with constant arguing from her parents. Her father is overbearing and
controlling. She tries to branch out starting with the crush she has on the neighbor. Asha has
a crush on the neighbor but she feels unworthy. A lot has been done to her and she overcomes
them all. Asha’s fierce love and protectiveness for her mom keeps her going.

When she finds her mom with a black eye, she does everything she could to protect her mom
but everything doesn’t quite go as planned.

John is controlling and overbearing. He is Asha’s father but wants from her what a father
should not want from their child. John refuses to let Asha go and will do anything to keep her.
He does something horrible to Asha that never can be forgiven.

Charles is the neighbor. He has had his eye on Asha for some time but doesn’t know how to
approach her.

Read how overcomes what is done to her