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Shouting Won’t Help

Shouting Won’t Help Why I — and 50 Million Other Americans — Can’t Hear You by Katherine Bouton ISBN: 978-0-374-26304-1 In Shouting Won’t Help, Katherine Bouton has written the most useful and interesting book in print about hearing disability —

Posted in Sound Noise Hearing

The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis

The Terrestrial Gospel of Nikos Kazantzakis Translated and Edited by Thanasis Maskaleris Paperback, 160 pages (ebook edition also available) ISBN: 978-0927379-97-7 Published by Zorba Press On March 30 (2013), Professor Thanasis Maskaleris — whose passion for life is no less

Posted in Green and Sustainable Living, Poetry, Zorba Press Books

Distracted

Distracted The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age By Maggie Jackson Is our planet Earth plummeting into another Dark Age, a mire of disintegration and self-destruction, lifeless and loveless, where not a spark of defiance fires the human

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April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day

April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day. Celebrated every year, the event is sponsored and organized by UNESCO. World Book and Copyright Day is an occasion to celebrate the contribution of books and authors to our global culture and

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Loneliness

Loneliness Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick Ashley Montagu, who died in November ten years ago, explained to his students and lecture audiences an insight that has proven to be not

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The Shallows

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr Published by W.W. Norton It takes great courage, as well as insight, to stand up against prevailing practices, to shout or whisper to the fad-following crowd that

Posted in Technology Humanized

Ebooks Save Millions of Trees: 10 Ideas for Sustainable Publishing

Is print publishing an environmental catastrophe? Summary: This article, about sustainable publishing, provides an overview of the environmental benefits of ebooks, and offers ideas and resources for reducing print publishing’s environmental impact. Ebooks save trees. That is one of the

Posted in Ebooks, Green and Sustainable Living

The Rabbi’s Cat 2

The Rabbi’s Cat 2 Story and drawings by Joann Sfar Translated by Alexis Siegel Pantheon Books Hardcover, 130 pages ISBN: 978-0-375-42507-3 In the first volume of The Rabbi’s Cat, Joann Sfar introduced us to the rabbi, his delightful daughter Zlabya,

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Can We Save the Dying Art of Conversation ?

My first lesson in the embarrassing art of conversation came from my grandfather, when I was ten years old. Noticing that I had less energy than usual — I was not running up and down his living room walls —

Posted in Personal Change

Arianna Karenina — A novel of Change and Hope

Last night I dreamed about writing a sequel to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The modern sequel might be called Arianna Karenina — unlike the Salinger sequel, the publication could not be stopped by the author of the original work. The new

Posted in Personal Change

Will Amazon Conquer The Ebook Industry ?

With great power comes great responsibility. Over the past four years, Amazon.com has been making headlines lately, and not only for its ebook reading devices. In February 2009, Amazon.com was cautioned by publisher Tim O’Reilly, who wrote in a Forbes

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Zorba Press Guide to Free Ebooks

There is no such thing as a free lunch; there is such a thing as a free ebook. About 2 million ebooks are available free, for you to download and read. This extraordinary resource is Chapter 3 from my book

Posted in Ebooks
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