Thursday, July 2, 2015

FREE BOOKS: 100 Legal Sites To Download Literature

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics.

Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.


1. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
2. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
3. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.
4. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
5. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children's literature, but they're all classics.
6. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
7. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
8. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
9. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University's project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.
10. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
11. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
12. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
13. Fiction.us: Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
14. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.

Textbooks


If you don't absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.

15. Textbook Revolution: Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.
16. Wikibooks: From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.
17. KnowThis Free Online Textbooks: Get directed to stats textbooks and more.
18. Online Medical Textbooks: Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.
19. Online Science and Math Textbooks: Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.
20. MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources: Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
21. Flat World Knowledge: This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that will launch in January 2009.
22. Free Business Textbooks: Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.
23. Light and Matter: Here you can access open source physics textbooks.
24. eMedicine: This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more.

Math and Science


Turn to this list to find books about math, science, engineering and technology.

25. FullBooks.com: This site has “thousands of full-text free books,” including a large amount of scientific essays and books.
26. Free online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathematics: NYU links to several free resources for math students.
27. Online Mathematics Texts: Here you can find online textbooks like Elementary Linear Algebra and Complex Variables.
28. Science and Engineering Books for free download: These books range in topics from nanotechnology to compressible flow.
29. FreeScience.info: Find over 1800 math, engineering and science books here.
30. Free Tech Books: Computer programmers and computer science enthusiasts can find helpful books here.

Children's Books


Even children's books are now available online. Find illustrated books, chapter books and more.

31. byGosh: Find free illustrated children's books and stories here.
32. Munseys: Munseys has nearly 2,000 children's titles, plus books about religion, biographies and more.
33. International Children's Digital Library: Find award-winning books and search by categories like age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.
34. Lookybook: Access children's picture books here.

Philosophy and Religion


For books about philosophy and religion, check out these websites.

35. Bored.com: Bored.com has music ebooks, cooking ebooks, and over 150 philosophy titles and over 1,000 religion titles.
36. Ideology.us: Here you'll find works by Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, David Hume and others.
37. Free Books on Yoga, Religion and Philosophy: Recent uploads to this site include Practical Lessons in Yoga and Philosophy of Dreams.
38. The Sociology of Religion: Read this book by Max Weber, here.
39. Religion eBooks: Read books about the Bible, Christian books, and more.

Plays


From Shakespeare to George Bernard Shaw to more contemporary playwrights, visit these sites.

40. ReadBookOnline.net: Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
41. Plays: Read Pygmalion, Uncle Vanya or The Playboy of the Western World here.
42. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: MIT has made available all of Shakespeare's comedies, tragedies, and histories.
43. Plays Online: This site catalogs “all the plays [they] know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”
44. ProPlay: This site has children's plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.

Modern Fiction, Fantasy and Romance


These websites boast collections of graphic novels, romance novels, fantasy books and more.

45. Public Bookshelf: Find romance novels, mysteries and more.
46. The Internet Book Database of Fiction: This forum features fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling and more.
47. Free Online Novels: Here you can find Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books and more.
48. Foxglove: This British site has free novels, satire and short stories.
49. Baen Free Library: Find books by Scott Gier, Keith Laumer and others.
50. The Road to Romance: This website has books by Patricia Cornwell and other romance novelists.
51. Get Free Ebooks: This site's largest collection includes fiction books.
52. John T. Cullen: Read short stories from John T. Cullen here.
53. SF and Fantasy Books Online: Books here include Arabian Nights, Aesop's Fables and more.
54. Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyber-Books: This list contains mostly fantasy books.

Foreign Language


For books in a foreign language like French, Spanish and even Romanian, look here.

55. Project Laurens Jz Coster: Find Dutch literature here.
56. ATHENA Textes Francais: Search by author's name, French books, or books written by other authors but translated into French.
57. Liber Liber: Download Italian books here. Browse by author, title, or subject.
58. Biblioteca romaneasca: Find Romanian books on this site.
59. Bibliolteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: Look up authors to find a catalog of their available works on this Spanish site.
60. KEIMENA: This page is entirely in Greek, but if you're looking for modern Greek literature, this is the place to access books online.
61. Proyecto Cervantes: Texas A&M's Proyecto Cervantes has cataloged Cervantes' work online.
62. Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: Access many Latin texts here.
63. Project Runeberg: Find Scandinavian literature online here.
64. Italian Women Writers: This site provides information about Italian women authors and features full-text titles too.
65. Biblioteca Valenciana: Register to use this database of Catalan and Valencian books.
66. Ketab Farsi: Access literature and publications in Farsi from this site.
67. Afghanistan Digital Library: Powered by NYU, the Afghanistan Digital Library has works published between 1870 and 1930.
68. CELT: CELT stands for “the Corpus of Electronic Texts” features important historical literature and documents.
69. Projekt Gutenberg-DE: This easy-to-use database of German language texts lets you search by genres and author.

History and Culture


Refresh your memory of world history, the classics and U.S. history here.

70. LibriVox: LibriVox has a good selection of historical fiction.
71. The Perseus Project: Tufts' Perseus Digital Library features titles from Ancient Rome and Greece, published in English and original languages.
72. Access Genealogy: Find literature about Native American history, the Scotch-Irish immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and more.
73. Free History Books: This collection features U.S. history books, including works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy and others.
74. Most Popular History Books: Free titles include Seven Days and Seven Nights by Alexander Szegedy and Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha G. Browne.

Rare Books


Look for rare books online here.

75. Questia: Questia has 5,000 books available for free, including rare books and classics.

Arts and Entertainment


This list features books about celebrities, movies, fashion and more.

76. Books-On-Line: This large collection includes movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.
77. Chest of Books: This site has a wide range of free books, including gardening and cooking books, home improvement books, craft and hobby books, art books and more.
78. Free e-Books: Find titles related to beauty and fashion, games, health, drama and more.
79. 2020ok: Categories here include art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business and a lot more.
80. Free Art Books: Find artist books and art books in PDF format here.
81. Free Web design books: OnlineComputerBooks.com directs you to free web design books.
82. Free Music Books: Find sheet music, lyrics and books about music here.
83. Free Fashion Books: Costume and fashion books are linked to the Google Books page.

Mystery


Here you can find mystery books from Sherlock Holmes to more contemporary authors.

84. MysteryNet: Read free short mystery stories on this site.
85. TopMystery.com: Read books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton and other mystery writers here.
86. Mystery Books: Read books by Sue Grafton and others.

Poetry


These poetry sites have works by Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and others.

87. The Literature Network: This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.
88. Poetry: This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”
89. Poem Hunter: Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.
90. Famous Poetry Online: Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.
91. Google Poetry: Google Books has a large selection of poetry, from The Canterbury Tales to Beowulf to Walt Whitman.
92. QuotesandPoem.com: Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.
93. CompleteClassics.com: Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson are all featured here.
94. PinkPoem.com: On this site, you can download free poetry ebooks.

Miscellaneous


For even more free book sites, check out this list.

95. Banned Books: Here you can follow links of banned books to their full text online.
96. World eBook Library: This monstrous collection includes classics, encyclopedias, children's books and a lot more.
97. DailyLit: DailyLit has everything from Moby Dick to the more recent phenomenon, Skinny Bitch.
98. A Celebration of Women Writers: The University of Pennsylvania's page for women writers includes Newbery winners.
99. Free Online Novels: These novels are fully online and range from romance to religious fiction to historical fiction.
100. ManyBooks.net: Download mysteries and other books for your iPhone or eBook reader here.
101. Authorama: Books here are pulled from Google Books and more. You'll find history books, novels and more.
102. Prize-winning books online: Use this directory to connect to full-text copies of Newbery winners, Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer winners.

Monday, July 21, 2014

List of 40 FREE Educational Websites

According to webometrics, there are more than 17 000 universities, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many students around the world(and their families) get into big debt or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an education.

Two thirds of the US college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over 27 000 USD per person. Reading those statistics I can't stop thinking about those words from over 30 years ago:

"With mass education, it turned out that most people could be taught to read and write. In the same way, once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries, where you can ask any question and be given answers, you can look up something you're interested in knowing, however silly it might seem to someone else." – Isaac Asiov

Isaac Asimov died in 1992, but if he could see the opportunities that the Internet is giving us in XXI century he would probably grin from ear to ear. Getting a degree in an university might be expensive, but there are much better options. There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE of charge learning materials. Now even the poorest people could afford to be better educated than many of Harvard's graduates, all they need is access to a computer(does not even have to be personal one, it could be the one that the local library offers for public use).

Enough with the words, here is a BADASS list of over 40 educational websites:

  1. ALISON - over 60 million lessons and records 1.2 million unique visitors per month
  2. COURSERA - Educational website that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. Learn from over 542 courses.
  3. The University of Reddit - The free university of Reddit.
  4. UDACITY - Advance your education and career through project-based online classes, mainly focused around computer, data science and mathematics.
  5. MIT Open CourseWare - Free access to quite a few MIT courses that are on par with what you'd expect from MIT.
  6. Open Culture - Compendium of free learning resources, including courses, textbooks, and videos/films.
  7. No Excuse List - Huge list of websites to learn from.
  8. Open YALE Courses - Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required.
  9. Khan Academy – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science.
  10. Zooniverse - Take part in a huge variety of interesting studies of nature, science, and culture.
  11. TUFTS Open CourseWare - Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts' course offerings demonstrate the University's strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities.
  12. How Stuff Works? - More scientific lessons and explanations than you could sort through in an entire year.
  13. Harvard Medical School Open Courseware - The mission of the Harvard Medical School Open Courseware Initiative is to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public.
  14. VideoLectures.NET - the title says it all - amazing video lectures on many topics.
  15. TED - Motivational and educational lectures from noteworthy professionals around the world.
  16. Shodor - A non-profit research and education organisation dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically trough the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Included in this site are instructional resources, software, interactive lessons, explorations and information about workshops for students, teachers and learners of all ages on mathematics and science. Make sure you check Shodor Interactive - a great collection of interactive math, geometry, fractal, probability, algebra and statistics activities.
  17. Udemy FREE Courses - hundreds of experts teach on Udemy every month including New York Times best-selling authors, CEOs, Ivy League professionals and celebrity instructors. Courses include video, live lectures and tools to help teachers interact with students and track their progress. There are many free courses that can teach you business, law, programming, design, mathematics, science, photography, yoga and many more.
  18. Maths & Science - Courses, tests and learning materials about mathematics and science for students from 1 to 12 grade.
  19. edX.org - Free courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web, provided by MIT, Harvard, Barkley, Georgetown, Boston University, University of Washington, Karolinska Institute, Kyoto University and many more.
  20. iTunes U - Apple's free app that gives students mobile access to many courses. It offers many free video courses, books, presentations and audio lectures.
  21. Liberty Classroom - Owned by bestselling author Tom Woods. Offers some free courses in history and economics, but at the price of one movie ticket a month you can gain access to a lot of useful information. Not completely free, but totally worth it...
  22. Drawspace - Hundreds of free drawing lessons.
  23. Codeacademy - Easy way to learn how to code. It's interactive, fun and you can do it with your friends.
  24. Duke U - Duke offers variety of free courses on iTunesU.
  25. Scitable - A free science library and personal learning tool that currently concentrates on genetic, the study of evolution, variation and the rich complexity of living organisms.
  26. My own business - Offers free online business administration course that would be beneficial to new managers and to anyone who is interested in starting a business.
  27. Kutztown University's free courses - The Kutztown University of Pennsylvania's Small Business Development Center offers more than 80 free business courses online. Kutztown's courses are individualized and self-paced. Many of the courses feature high-end graphics, interactive case studies and audio streams.
  28. Open Learn - Gives you free access to Open University course materials.
  29. Free Computer Books - Free computer, mathematics, technical books and lecture notes.
  30. Academic Earth - Free video lectures from the world's top scholars.
  31. American Sign Language Browser - Teach yourself sign language online.
  32. BBC Languages - Teach yourself a new spoken language online.
  33. unplugthetv – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch.
  34. Lifehacker – Learn to hack life! Tips and tricks for improving all areas of your life.
  35. JustinGuitar – Hundreds of free guitar lessons as well as some basic music theory.
  36. DuoLingo – Learn a new language for free while helping to translate the web.
  37. Layers Magazine - Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Premiere Pro, In Design and After Effects tutorials.
  38. Creative Flow - list of OVER 950 Photoshop tutorials to keep your skillset up to date.
  39. Open2study - Open2Study delivers free, high-quality education online. You can study subjects with real value, and in just four weeks you can learn something new, explore the next step in your career, challenge yourself or simply satisfy your curiosity. These subjects are provided by leading Australian institutions, and are taught by academics and leading industry professionals who love to teach. All you need is an internet connection and the desire to study.
  40. OEDb - Choose from over 10,000 free online classes.

Please leave a comment with any other good links that you wish to be added to the list, let's get together, make the ultimate educational list and help others beat the system too.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Collective Evolution III: The Shift (Documentary)

The Collective Evolution III is a powerful documentary that explores a revolutionary shift affecting every aspect of our planet. As the shift hits the fan, people are becoming more aware of the control structures that prevent us from experiencing our full potential.

CE3 uses a different level of consciousness and scientific facts to bring clarity about the shift while dispelling myths about our true nature. It offers practical steps that we can implement right now to transition out of survival mode and into our more natural state of peace and co-operation.

CE3 includes fascinating interviews with revolutionary speakers and people who are already opting out of the current socioeconomic system.

The film examines hidden technologies and exciting alternatives for a bright limitless future. This is the most exciting time in the history of our world.



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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

This is Charlie Chaplin's final speech in The Great Dictator, and is unarguably the greatest speech ever given. Please consider these dear words and their relevance to our current state of affairs. This speech is a must see!



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“I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that.

We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.

Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair.

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.

Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite.

Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance!

Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!” ― Charlie Chaplin


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Monday, September 2, 2013

What's Wrong With Our Culture

Thought-provoking 5 minutes on the state of the world from the late, great Alan Watts, a man far ahead of his time. Created by The Omega Point Project.


“Your world is an illusion. From the day you were born, you have been conditioned. Your schools taught you to be quiet, neutral and numb. Your media desensitized you to the suffering of your fellow human beings and the system slowly isolated you until it somehow felt normal to feel alone on a planet with 8 billion other people on it.

You worked hard for the future with your reward always just around the next corner or just up the next step. Everything was tomorrow but tomorrow never came. And you realized too late that you had never lived at all. Something was missing and no matter how much you worked, partied or paid you could not disguise it.

You accepted it as natural for one to be wealthy whilst another is poor, or the absurd notion that we must pay back the debt of our own existence. We traded community culture for corporate comfort and our most precious resource, our time, as a commodity.

We need to move beyond revolution and into the next stage of human evolution. A time marked by unparalleled compassion and peaceful co-existence. The shape of which we can not foresee as it must be created together.

We will take no power back as we shall empower ourselves and we shall say:

We are the humans. We are awake now. We reclaim our destiny.”

- Anonymous

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