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Candide

By Voltaire Voltaire
  • ISBN Code: : 1681959526
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Pages : 131
  • Category : Fiction
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Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.

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People tend to rank values of all kinds linearly from good to bad, but there is little reason to think that this is reasonable or correct. This book argues, to the contrary, that values are often partially ordered and hence frequently incomparable. Proceeding logically from a small set of axioms, John Nolt examines the great variety of partially ordered value structures, exposing fallacies that arise from overlooking them. He reveals various ways in which incomparability is obscured: using linear indices to summarize partially ordered data, relying on an inadequately defined concept of parity, or conflating incomparability with vagueness. Incomparability can enrich and clarify a range of topics including the paradoxes of Derek Parfit, rational decision theory, and the infinite values of theology. Finally, Nolt shows how to generalize many of the concepts introduced earlier, explores the intricate depths of certain noteworthy partially ordered value structures, and argues for the finitude of value. Incomparable Values will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in ethics, value theory, rational decision theory, and logic.

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  • Pdf File: twelve-mighty-orphans.pdf

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Jim Dent, author of the New York Times bestselling The Junction Boys, returns with his most powerful story of human courage and determination. More than a century ago, a school was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of housing and educating the orphans of Texas Freemasons. It was a humble project that for years existed quietly on a hillside east of town. Life at the Masonic Home was about to change, though, with the arrival of a lean, bespectacled coach by the name of Rusty Russell. Here was a man who could bring rain in the midst of a drought. Here was a man who, in virtually no time at all, brought the orphans' story into the homes of millions of Americans. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was nothing bigger in Texas high school football than the Masonic Home Mighty Mites—a group of orphans bound together by hardship and death. These youngsters, in spite of being outweighed by at least thirty pounds per man, were the toughest football team around. They began with nothing—not even a football—yet in a few years were playing for the state championship on the highest level of Texas football. This is a winning tribute to a courageous band of underdogs from a time when America desperately needed fresh hope and big dreams. The Mighty Mites remain a notable moment in the long history of American sports. Just as significant is the depth of the inspirational message. This is a profound lesson in fighting back and clinging to faith. The real winners in Texas high school football were not the kids from the biggest schools, or the ones wearing the most expensive uniforms. They were the scrawny kids from a tiny orphanage who wore scarred helmets and faded jerseys that did not match, kids coached by a devoted man who lived on peanuts and drove them around in a smoke-belching old truck. In writing a story of unforgettable characters and great football, Jim Dent has come forward to reclaim his place as one of the top sports authors in America today. A remarkable and inspirational story of an orphanage and the man who created one of the greatest football teams Texas has ever known . . . this is their story—the original Friday Night Lights. "This just might be the best sports book ever written. Jim Dent has crafted a story that will go down as one of the most artistic, one of the most unforgettable, and one of the most inspirational ever. Twelve Mighty Orphans will challenge Hoosiers as the feel-good sports story of our lifetime. Naturally, being from Texas, I am biased. Hooray for the Mighty Mites.'' —Verne Lundquist, CBS Sports "Coach Rusty Russell and the Mighty Mites will steal your heart as they overcome every obstacle imaginable to become a respected football team. Take an orphanage, the Depression, and mix it with Texas high school football, and Jim Dent has authored another winner, this one about the ultimate underdog.'' —Brent Musburger, ABC Sports/ESPN "No state has a roll call of legendary high school football stories like we do in Texas, and, admittedly, some of those stories have been ‘expanded' over the years when it comes to the truth. But let Jim Dent tell you about the Mighty Mites of Masonic Home, the pride of Fort Worth in the dark days of the Depression. Read this book. You will think it's fiction. You will think it's a Hollywood script. But Twelve Mighty Orphans is the truth, and nothing but. It is powerful stuff. Some eighty years later, the Mighty Mites' story remains so sacred, not even a Texan would dare tamper with these facts. And Jim Dent tells it like it was." — Randy Galloway, columnist, Fort-Worth Star Telegram

Soldier of the Leaf

By Marvin E. Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781477260890
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: soldier-of-the-leaf.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Soldier of the Leaf chronicles the life of Marvin Brown from early childhood through his career with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. His impressions as a child of the south in the mid 1940s and 1950s provide glimpses of the struggles of poor and middle class blacks in Cairo and Savannah, Georgia. At age 14 he and two friends hitchhiked from Savannah, Georgia to New York City. His vivid and dramatic account of this dangerous journey is both hilarious and informative. His naivety, good luck and strength of character helped him meet and form a lasting bond with a family that embraced him as their own. He struggles to find the right job in New York City and by happenstance he gets a job as a skate guard with the Wollman Rink in Central Park, and thats when his lifes story really begins. We follow Marvin through learning the ropes as a skate guard, becoming a supervisor and then a principal supervisor. He shares 20 years of rich stories about the staff, processing the ice, faulty equipment, New York City bureaucrats and the patrons of the rink. He also takes us on an excursion to Sweden and Finland and on his return to New York he is able to parlay his experience and great work ethic into a senior position, Service and Maintenance Supervisor for 75 swimming pools in New York City. He recounts the trials and tribulations in managing incompetent staff, structural problems with filter plants and pools and handling dangerous chemicals. Marvin provides an interesting and humorous journey into the career of an exceptional New York City civil servant.

Mutual Aid

By Kniaz Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1625584644
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: mutual-aid.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley's nineteenth-century essay, "The Struggle for Existence," Kropotkin's book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions in Siberia to illustrate the phenomenon of cooperation. After examining the evidence of cooperation in nonhuman animals, pre-feudal societies, in medieval cities, and in modern times, he concludes that cooperation and mutual aid are the most important factors in the evolution of the species and the ability to survive.

100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders: Ideas and inspiration for your sermons, lessons, church events, newsletters, and web sites

By John Phillips
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kregel Academic
  • Book Code : 0825493234
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 409
  • Pdf File: 100-devotions-for-pastors-and-church-leaders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Here pastors and church leaders will find ideal devotions for use as personal meditations or throughout one's ministry, especially in preaching and teaching. 100 Devotions for Pastors and Church Leaders, Vol. 2 covers events, teachings, and characters from both the Old and New Testaments.

Northern Illinois Fishing Map Guide

By Sportsman's Connection
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sportsman's Connection
  • Book Code : 1885010346
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: northern-illinois-fishing-map-guide.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Newly updated for 2016, the Northern Illinois Fishing Map Guide is a thorough, easy-to-use collection of detailed contour lake maps, fish stocking and survey data, and the best fishing spots and tips from area experts. Fishing maps, detailed area road maps and exhaustive fishing information for lakes and rivers in the northern half of the state are provided in this handy eBook. Shabbona Lake, Evergreen Lake and the Fox Chain are just some of the notable fishing waters included in this guide, along with Lake Michigan harbors and the Mississippi, Illinois and Rock Rivers. Over 160 lakes and rivers in all! Coverage area runs from just north of Springfield and Decatur to the Wisconsin border. Whether you're salmon fishing on Lake Michigan, throwing bucktails for muskies on Shabbona Lake, casting swimjigs for bass on Lake Vermilion or exploring the little lakes of Kickapoo State Park, you'll find all the information you need to enjoy a successful day out on the water on one of Northern Illinois' many excellent fisheries. Know your waters. Catch more fish with the Northern Illinois Fishing Map Guide.

War Football

By Chris Serb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538124858
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 428
  • Pdf File: war-football.pdf

Book Short Summary:

War Football reveals for the first time how World War I gave birth to the NFL. It tells the story of the army, navy, and marine teams that saved American football during the war, and shows how war football alumni, including star George Halas, broke down barriers to professionalism and helped launch the NFL shortly after the war ended.

Photosynthesis in silico

By Agu Laisk,Ladislav Nedbal,Govindjee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1402092377
  • Total of Pages : 503
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 577
  • Pdf File: photosynthesis-in-silico.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Photosynthesis in silico: Understanding Complexity from Molecules to Ecosystems is a unique book that aims to show an integrated approach to the understanding of photosynthesis processes. In this volume - using mathematical modeling - processes are described from the biophysics of the interaction of light with pigment systems to the mutual interaction of individual plants and other organisms in canopies and large ecosystems, up to the global ecosystem issues. Chapters are written by 44 international authorities from 15 countries. Mathematics is a powerful tool for quantitative analysis. Properly programmed, contemporary computers are able to mimic complicated processes in living cells, leaves, canopies and ecosystems. These simulations - mathematical models - help us predict the photosynthetic responses of modeled systems under various combinations of environmental conditions, potentially occurring in nature, e.g., the responses of plant canopies to globally increasing temperature and atmospheric CO2 concentration. Tremendous analytical power is needed to understand nature's infinite complexity at every level.