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The Philosophy of Epicurus (Dover Thrift Editions)

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The Philosophy of Epicurus (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Philosophy of Epicurus (Dover Thrift Editions) by Epicurus
English | November 13th, 2019 | ISBN: 0486833038 | 272 pages | EPUB | 1.11 MB

Despite its modern-day connotations of hedonism, "Epicureanism" has more to do with living a mindful, uncomplicated life. Epicurus — who was born at Samos, Greece, in 341 BC and died at Athens in 270 BC — founded a school of philosophy that focused on maximizing simple pleasures and minimizing pain, such as the irrational fear of death. "Death is nothing to us," declared Epicurus, "since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not."

Native American Tales and Legends (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

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Native American Tales and Legends (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)

Native American Tales and Legends (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics) by Allan A. Macfarlan
English | July 5th, 2013 | ISBN: 0486414760, 0613869842 | 176 pages | EPUB | 0.73 MB

This exciting collection contains more than thirty richly imaginative stories from a variety of Native American sources — Cherokee to Zuñi, Pawnee to Midu — covering a broad spectrum of subjects, as well as tales of little people, giants, and monsters, and of magic, enchantment, sorcery, and the spirit world.

How We Invented the Airplane: An Illustrated History (Dover Transportation)

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How We Invented the Airplane: An Illustrated History (Dover Transportation)

How We Invented the Airplane: An Illustrated History (Dover Transportation) by Orville Wright
English | September 19th, 2013 | ISBN: 0486256626 | 96 pages | EPUB | 11.94 MB

It was the realization of a dream as old as mankind. On December 17, 1903, two bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio, achieved the first sustained, powered, heavier-than-air flight in a machine of their own design and construction. This book offers a concise and fascinating history of that remarkable accomplishment, much of it in the words of the inventors themselves. The heart of the book is Orville Wright's personal account, written in connection with an obscure lawsuit filed against the U.S. government. Long forgotten until a typewritten copy was discovered among the Wright papers at the Library of Congress, it is the best, most detailed account of how the Wright brothers succeeded in creating the machine that lifted man into the sky on wings.

The Art of Chess Combination (Dover Chess)

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The Art of Chess Combination (Dover Chess)

The Art of Chess Combination (Dover Chess) by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
English | January 15th, 2014 | ISBN: 0486205835, 0486788857 | 240 pages | EPUB | 35.73 MB

What, really, is a chess combination? It is a maneuver generally employing surprise and a sacrifice, in which pieces work together to bring about a sudden advantage. It is perhaps the most aesthetically satisfying and successful technique in the game. Some players believe that the combination is a spontaneous creation with no guiding laws; the possibility springs up in the mind like a flash of genius. In this classic work, however, Znosko-Borovsky proves that combinations can be studied. He demonstrates conclusively that they need not be a haphazard occurrence, but may be prepared for as an integral part of a player's game.

Better Chess for Average Players (Dover Chess)

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Better Chess for Average Players (Dover Chess)

Better Chess for Average Players (Dover Chess) by Tim Harding
English | July 5th, 2013 | ISBN: 0486290298, 0192175513 | 256 pages | EPUB | 21.94 MB

Designed for the typical amateur player who wants to improve his or her chess skills, this clear, straightforward guide provides the extra knowledge and technique that turns a losing player into a winner.