FREE/BARGAIN — Non-Fiction
#1851  Little.Egret 12-07-2019, 04:07 PM
Charles River Editors, Free

Heliopolis: The History and Legacy of Ancient Egypt’s Cult Center for the Sun God Atum

David Farragut and David Dixon Porter: The Lives and Careers of the Adoptive Brothers Who Became the U.S. Navy’s First Admirals

The Internment of German-Americans during World War II: The History of the American Government’s Controversial Decision to Intern and Deport Citizens of German Descent

Italy's Most Powerful Mafias: The History and Legacy of the Cosa Nostra, La Camorra, and 'Ndrangheta

#1852  binaryhermit 12-08-2019, 12:19 AM
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead is currently $1.99 on Amazon US

#1853  binaryhermit 12-08-2019, 09:54 PM
"Petty: The Biography" by Warren Zanes is currently $1.99

#1854  lxpose 12-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Kindle Daily Deal - Amazon UK

Roger Eatwell & Matthew Goodwin - National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy (Pelican Books) - £0.99

#1855  Little.Egret 12-11-2019, 04:08 PM
Charles River Editors, Free

The Battle of Ain Jalut: The History and Legacy of the Decisive Mamluk Victory that Halted the Mongol Empire’s Expansion across the Middle East

The Great Siege of Malta: The History of the Battle for the Mediterranean Island Between the Ottoman Empire and Knights

The Unification of Italy: The History of the Risorgimento and the Conflicts that Unified the Italian Nation

Mexico and the World Wars: The History of Germany’s Efforts to Involve Mexico in World War I and World War II

The Palmer Raids: The History of the Arrests and Deportations of Anarchists and Communists in America during the First Red Scare

#1856  Little.Egret 12-16-2019, 06:44 PM
Charles River Editors, Free

The La Brea Tar Pits: The History and Legacy of One of the World’s Most Famous Fossil Sites

Alexander the Great in India: The History and Legacy of the Macedonian King’s Final Campaign

Saint Nicholas and Krampus: The History of the Popular Companions Who Reward and Punish Children during the Christmas Season

Early Democracy: The History and Legacy of the World’s Democratic Systems from Antiquity to the French Revolution

America’s Westward Expansion Trails: The History and Legacy of the 19th Century’s Most Famous Routes to the West

Ty Cobb: The Life and Legacy of the Player Who Set the Most Major League Baseball Records

#1857  Little.Egret 12-18-2019, 07:50 PM
Endeavour free

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life (Biographies Book 2) by Linda Wagner-Martin

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born at the dawn of the twentieth century, destined for celebrity as one half of the infamous darlings of the Jazz Age literary world.

First published in 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan.

A prolific author, Wagner-Martin has written biographical and critical studies of many American writers, including Sylvia Plath, Ernest Hemingway and Anne Sexton.

#1858  Section8 12-20-2019, 12:53 PM
The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies, is $1.99 at
The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies’s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all the “big questions,” including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life?

In his characteristically clear and elegant style, Davies shows how recent scientific discoveries point to a perplexing fact: many different aspects of the cosmos, from the properties of the humble carbon atom to the speed of light, seem tailor-made to produce life. A radical new theory says it’s because our universe is just one of an infinite number of universes, each one slightly different. Our universe is bio-friendly by accident—we just happened to win the cosmic jackpot.

While this “multiverse” theory is compelling, it has bizarre implications, such as the existence of infinite copies of each of us and Matrix-like simulated universes. And it still leaves a lot unexplained. Davies believes there’s a more satisfying solution to the problem of existence: the observations we make today could help shape the nature of reality in the remote past. If this is true, then life—and, ultimately, consciousness—aren’t just incidental byproducts of nature, but central players in the evolution of the universe.

Whether he’s elucidating dark matter or dark energy, M-theory or the multiverse, Davies brings the leading edge of science into sharp focus, provoking us to think about the cosmos and our place within it in new and thrilling ways.

#1859  WillAdams 12-26-2019, 06:53 PM
Randall Munro (of the webcomic XKCD) has a book on Kindle for $2.99:

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

#1860  Fluribus 12-28-2019, 03:09 AM
Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar? Be better off than you are?

Donald Robertson - How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius at for $2.99.

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