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 Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock

The great pleasure of Nightmare Abbey, which was inspired by Thomas Love Peacock’s friendship with Shelley, lies in the delight the author takes in poking fun at the romantic movement.

 Spelling-Book for Advanced Classes by Oliver Optic

This work, as its title indicates, is intended for the use of Advanced Classes,—for scholars who are, to some extent, familiar with the principles of pronunciation and syllabication. It is not intended to supersede the ordinary Spelling-Book, but rather to follow it, as a practical application of the pupil's knowledge, not only in spelling, but in dividing and pronouncing the more difficult words in common use.

“Bones”: Being Further Adventures in Mr. Commissioner Sanders’ Country by Wallace

You will never know from the perusal of the Blue Book the true inwardness of the happenings in the Ochori country in the spring of the year of Wish. Nor all the facts associated with the disappearance of the Rt. Hon. Joseph Blowter, Secretary of State for the Colonies. We know (though this is not in the Blue Books) that Bosambo called together all his petty chiefs and his headmen, from one end of the country to the other, and assembled them squatting expectantly at the foot of the little hillock, where sat Bosambo in his robes of office (unauthorized but no less magnificent), their upturned faces charged with pride and confidence, eloquent of the hold this sometime Liberian convict had upon the wayward and fearful folk of the Ochori.

“Co. Aytch” Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show by Samuel R. Watkins

The present book titled '"Co. Aytch," Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment' was written by famous anthropologist and writer Samuel R. Watkins. It was first published in the year 1882.

100%: the Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair by Upton Sinclair

The story of Peter Gudge, a poor young man who becomes embroiled in industrial spying and sabotage. Said to be based upon a real case of a bombing in San Francisco, Peter’s tale is compelling reading. Originally published by the author himself, “100%: The Story of a Patriot” is the story of a young man’s descent into fear and corruption, and eventual happy redemption.

1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler Jr.

This book contains more than one thousand facts, many of which are not generally known to the average person; but all of them are of interest to humankind, and a knowledge of many of them is essential.

101 Great Personalities Who Change the World by A.K. Gandhi

Many take birth in this world and leave without leaving a mark. It is the ones who have left footprints on the sands of time that are remembered. They are the great people who have achieved something and inspired thousands. They are the people who have strived and contributed to the world and society at large. This book is the saga of such hundred and one personalities and highlights their contribution in their respective fields. It throws light on the achievements of those who had the courage to follow their own heart and convictions, even when opposed. Their revolutionary ideas brought a change and shaped the course of history.

101 Questions on Acupressure and Reflexology by Dr Ak Saxena / Dr Preeti Pai

Over a period of time, acupressure has gained a lot of prominence for the precise reason that it is free from any side effects since no medication/surgery is required. It is totally non-conventional, non- invasive and non- interventional. Moreover, it is seen that this therapy is very effective in helping patients suffering from cervical/ lumber spondylitis; sinusitis; backaches; knee pain; heel pains; sciatica; prolapsed disc; constipation; indigestion; IBS; PMS; insomnia; depression; tennis elbow; asthma; hypertension, migraine; neuro problems, etc., to name a few. There was demand from many quarters for having a book in question and answer form, answering the questions that generally trouble the mind of learners/readers about the efficacy and usefulness of this therapy. As the title of the book itself suggests, an attempt has been made to answer probable questions that may come to the mind of the reader. All possible efforts have also been made to explain the precise location of the trigger points shown in the figures with as much clarity as possible.

101 Ways to Cure Diabetes by Dr. Anil Chaturvedi

Diabetes is a demon ailment, which makes your body extremely weak by reducing the strength of your immune system and overall health. But, don’t fear as you can now take the bull by the horns with this 101 Ways To Cure Diabetes

101 Weight Loss Tips by Dr. Anil Chaturvedi

“If eating less is a punishment, eating more is surely a crime.” Dr. Anil Chaturvedi has succinctly put his thoughts in these words. One is constantly warned that excess of everything is bad: especially eating. Since the last 10-15 years, the lifestyle of people has changed drastically. It is fraught with mental tension and sedentary life, which completely rules out time for physical exercise or any physical activity that could help burn calories and mitigate health problems. The author of this book has penned down, after great research, some measures which can reduce fat and help one maintain good health. In addition, he has explained in detail the causes and resultant effects of obesity. These have been carried out based on various components of health. He has given information regarding BMI, proteins, carbohydrates, caloric value of food and how to calculate them. Besides this, he has given schedule of controlled diets also. A practical handbook for losing weight and be healthy.

1984 by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often referred to as 1984, is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, Nineteen Eighty-Four centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.

2 B R 0 2 B by Kurt Vonnegut

2 B R 0 2 B' is a short story by renowned science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut. The title is pronounced as "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing to the famous phrase "to be, or not to be" from William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. In this story, the title refers to the telephone number one dials to schedule an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination. The setting is a society in which aging has been cured, individuals have indefinite lifespans, and population control is used to limit the population of the United States to forty million. This is maintained through a combination of infanticide and government-assisted suicide. In short, in order for someone to be born, someone must first volunteer to die. As a result, births are few and far between, and deaths occur primarily by accident.

20 Dictators of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

In the late nineteenth and twentieth century, with the disappearance of monarchies in many parts of the world, a new autocratic system emerged – the dictatorship, in which all power over a state or community was again concentrated into the hands of one person, without being restricted by constitution, laws or opposition. The individual with this kind of absolute authority was known as the dictator. Here are the twenty dictators of modern times whose actions have left a strong imprint on destiny of the country they ruled, and sometimes even influenced the very history of the world. More often though, dictators rose to the power by leading a coup d’état, in which often a weak monarch of government was deposed and instead a dictatorship established. A nice read book to deep into history.

20 Greatest Astronauts of the World by Monika Koli

There have been many astronauts who have made tremendous contributions to our knowledge of space. But asking “who is the most famous?” is somewhat tricky. For one, it’s a bit subjective. And second, it can be hard to objectively measure just how important and individuals’ contributions really are. Surely, all astronauts are deserving of recognition and respect for their bravery and contributions to the pursuit of knowledge.

20 Greatest Authors of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

What would the world be without writers and, that too, great writers? They have authored several books and left behind for us their thoughts in their works. These books have inspired, enriched and guided many lives. Through the knowledge imparted to us in these books, we are able to understand various aspects of life and the world at large. In their books, they have viewed life from different perspectives and presented to us their philosophy. Right from Homer to the present age, there have been numerous authors who have not only provided knowledge but also shared their experiences and enhanced the quality of life. They are our invisible guides, mentors and, of course, friends. It is impossible for a book to contain all great authors. Therefore, only twenty great authors have been selected. This book will apprise readers about these great authors whose names are written with golden letters in the history of literature.

20 Greatest Explorers of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

The urge to explore is an ancient one in the human species. The earliest explorations were driven by physical needs like food and shelter. But later with greater resources at their disposal, human beings became curious about their extended geographical environment and began to venture further from their safe zone. Over time mankind began to recognize that with successful exploration came rewards. In fact access to virgin natural resources was one of the driving factors behind the Golden Age of Exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries when many significant discoveries were made about the geography of the Earth. Again in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, much of the exploration of Africa and Asia were driven by the need to discover and colonize new markets for goods made by European countries. The 20 Greatest Explorers of the World traces these currents in the journey of human exploration by focusing on the most famous explorers in history as well as some lesser known names who are nevertheless responsible for charting new territories. Ranging from classical Greece to the mid twentieth century, traversing all parts of the globe and indeed beyond it, these explorers are testament to the fact that the desire to know and discover has inspired humans across time and space in history.

20 Greatest Reformers of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

Society is always in a flux. No matter how stable a community or country seems, certain forces within it are always pushing it in one or another direction, sometimes even in several different directions at the same time. And it is because of these inherent forces of change that certain ideas, ways of thinking and living in a social group wither away while others take their place.

20 Greatest Scientists of the World by Nandini Saraf

It is impossible to imagine the world without science and the scientists. It is the scientists and their contributions that have transformed man and his life from a primitive one to a civilized one. They had to go through many tribulations before what they professed was accepted by the people of that time. Their inventions may seem simple to our eyes today, but to the people of that time they were preposterous. Among the most remarkable similarities that emerge when one considers together these writings from the likes of Albert Einstein, James Watt, Marie Curie, and others, is the sense of wonder and outright awe at what the study of the natural world can reveal. From this book it is clear that science and all parallel attempts to understand our human existence—including fields like philosophy to theology—are viewed as nothing less than grand adventures to those that are probing the limits of what we know.

20 Greatest Sportstars of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

Successful athletes are real-life super heroes of today. With their awe-inspiring physical stamina, sporting prowess and often rugged good looks, these personalities are courted by billion-dollar brands as well as global audiences across all media platforms. In this way, sports-persons turn into sportstars and then often into cultural icons as well. For the purposes of this book though, this is not enough. The genuinely successful sportspersons are those who have had some far-reaching impact on the sport or game concerned. They may have brought about a major innovation in the way the sport is played or perhaps popularised the sport in a way that it was not before. Additionally, some sportspersons may have had raised the bar so high in their particular sport that for years and decades, the records they set remained unbroken. Based on such achievements, this book has zeroed on these twenty sportspersons who are truly the greatest of all time. These men and women have not just attained fame and financial success – some belonging to the earlier half of the twentieth century in fact did not – but have contributed to their game and to sports in general, in such a way so as to award high points in the evolution of the human both in body and mind.

25 Greatest Inventors of the World by Kalyani Mookherji

Humans are an ingenious species. Though we've been on the planet for a relatively short amount of time (Earth is 4.5 billion years old), modern Homo sapiens have dreamed up and created some amazing, sometimes far-out, things. From the moment someone bashed a rock on the ground to make the first sharp-edged tool, to the debut of the wheel to the development of Mars rovers and the Internet; several key advancements stand out as particularly revolutionary. Here are our top picks for the most important inventions of all time, along with the science behind the invention and how they came about.

25 Most Common and Hidden Diseases of Women by Kishlay Singhai

This book shares the most common and hidden women diseases about which most of the women don’t know or even if they do, they do not realize how easily they can cure it with a few small lifestyle changes. This book stresses on how by doing yoga and implementing some dietary changes women can keep themselves fit and safe from diseases.

251 Amazing Facts of Mathematics by Rajesh Kumar Thakur

Mathematics pertains not only to calculations. Its inner beauty can be judged once you dive deep into the ocean of mathematics and bring to the surface some interesting pearls for self satisfaction. The deeper you dive, the better are the chances of obtaining pearls of superior quality. This book is a collection of 251 informative mathematical facts that have been gleaned through several years of extensive research. It not only deals with the history of ancient mathematics but also focuses on researches undertaken in recent times. The information collected here is so interesting and informative that lovers of mathematics and researchers alike will find this book of immense help. Potential mathematician as well as lovers of mathematics will be able to glimpse the other side of mathematics which is rarely observed in any book. Also useful for students of all classes that will help them develop interest in Mathematics.

30 Strange Stories by H. G. Wells

The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavour. You have before you the brown shrivelled lump of tissue, and for the rest you must trust your judgment, or the auctioneer, or your good-luck,

31 Green Habits to Save Our Planet by Shri Rohit Mehra (Irs)

Rohit Mehra is an IRS officer of 2004 batch. He is a man of versatile hobbies, passions and creativity. He is an author, blogger and motivational speaker. He is a passionate environmentalist and pioneer of vertical gardens in India. He is known as Greenman and has created more than 40 micro- jungles using the principles of Vruksayurveda and Miyawaki. He has planted nearly 7.50 lakhs plants in nearly 4 years and created more than 550 vertical gardens. He has spearheaded the movement of seed-balls in India and has got made and distributed close to 20 lakhs seed-balls in last 3 years which in itself is a record. He has created 2 mobile applications by the name ‘Sundari’ and ‘Election-Eye’. He has been the guiding force to create a mobile app ‘Tirth-yatra’. He is running a successful blog on personality development by the name ‘Design Your Destiny’. He has also written articles on various topics which have featured in national newspapers.

41 Tips For Success in Share Market by Mahesh Chandra Kaushik

This book is the latest one by renowned research analyst, Mahesh Chandra Kaushik. At present, the old techniques in the stock market have become almost ineffective, because with the advent of discount broker houses and the increase in the participation of retail investors in options and delivery in the market, the time has gone when the investors used to buy large amounts of a stock and held for 15 to 20 percent return. At present, most retail investors are either trading on intra-day, making a profit on a single day or making money in a call option of a seven-day short expiry in an option, or taking a small profit in a swing trade, leading to more small range market fluctuations. The present book written in this context is the only one of its kind in which the author has made a meaningful effort to share many things in few words by incorporating intra-day, option trade and swing trade. The author has shared his 15 years of trading experience through 41 tips, which are essential for all investors—big and small—seeking to earn profits in the stock market.

50 Great Freedom Fighters by Rishi Raj

Had it not been for our brave and gallant freedom fighters, India would still be enslaved by the blood-sucking colonisers. Mahatma Gandhi, Mangal Pandey, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkasr, Lokmanya Tilak, Chandrashekhar Azad followed another end of the pole, upholding the use of violence to attain the much-elusive freedom and independence. This book is an inspriational collection of 50 Greatest Freedom Fighters who had different stratagems in mind, but all functioned as juggernauts in the National upsurge to battle psychological and corporeal slavery. The pleasant surprise in this list of freedom fighters is that it is not just dominated by male presence, but females also figure in this list. Even the homemakers were brought out of their comfort zones and fight alongside men, painting a feminist picture in the National struggle for freedom. It is hard to forget strong women like Sarojini Naidu to mention a few, who were fearless in the face of danger. This work commemorates all these freedom fighters, without whom India would still be trapped within the shackles of slavery. It is a tribute to all those great souls!

50 Greatest Mathematicians of the World by Rajesh Thakur

Mathematics is considered the most dreaded subject. However it is extremely interesting and one should read about it. Had this subject not been interesting then some of the great physicist, doctors, lawyers, poets, story writers, etc., in their later life would not have turned to study it and made great discoveries in the field of mathematics. While mathematics itself may be a form idable subject for many, the lives and accomplishments of history’s greatest mathematicians are fascinating. This book is intended for people interested to know the heroic journey of those great mathematicians who have made important contribution to mathematics, through their ideaes, teaching or in other ways. The main emphasis is on their work and achievement in the field of mathematics. I hope this book will serve adual purpose: firstly help students realize mathematics is not to be dreaded but helpful in achieving in other subjects; secondly help those who hate the subject respect it.

50 Greatest Speeches of the World by Ed. George Harris

Speeches are in themselves an art. Everyone cannot make speeches. They can of course address the people through words, but they cannot be called speeches. Moreover all the speeches that have been delivered are not good. What then is the quality required for the words to form a good speech. Great speeches are not time bound. They are eternal rather they have everlasting impact; very often excerpts from them are quoted by other speakers; thus making them timeless. Some of the speeches included in the book resulted in assassina-tion; execution and war. One of the speeches turned to be very prophetic. It was Martin Luther King’s speech—I’ve been to the Mountaintop, delivered the evening before he was assassinated. Reading the speeches one gains immensely from the contents. It gives an insight to the time, person who delivered it and the audience it was addressed to. The speaker comes alive through his speeches. Therefore it is fruitful to read the speeches and get to know the speaker through them. This book I am sure will enlighten the reader and broaden his/her outlook and perceive the orator and his time in a new light.

500 of the Best Cockney War Stories by Various

"From the countless tales collected by the London Evening News these five hundred, many of them illustrated by the great war-time artist, Bert Thomas, have been chosen as a fitting climax and perpetuation." -Editor's Foreword