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Books, magazines, maps and entertainment products
Here are presented some good online stores for books, maps, magazines, courses and learning materials in all fields, and some selected indiviudual books and materials.
Please click at the banners and links to read more or purchase. Further down there are an artcicle about digital books or book formatted computers and one about encyclopedias.
GENERAL BOOK AND ENTERTAINMENT STORES
eBooks.com - a great store of
digital books and magazines
- This is a general bookstore where you can find books of all cathegories for an
affordable prize. You can find books with all types of content: Fiction for children, youth and
adults: Crime Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thrillers,
Drama, Humor, Games
Books about science, arts, crafts and hobbies: Business. History, Computers, Religion, Health & Fitness, Science, Body Mind SpiritArchaeology. Architecture, Fine arts like painting and sculpture, Biographies Autobiography, Business and economics, Computers, Current Events, Education, Family & Relationships, Folklore & Mythology, Food and Wine, Foreign Languagesy, Health & Fitness, History, Gardening. House & Home, Law science, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Media, Medical science, Nature, Performing arts like drama and music, Pets, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Political Science, Psychology and psychiatry, Reference, Religion, Science, Self-Help, Sex, Social Science, Sports and Recreation, Study, Aids, Technology, Transportation, Travel and geography, True Crime
Zinio digital magazines- buy your
magazines online - and build up a library accessable digitally or printable from any place
transforms print magazines into digital format. Same content. Same design.
Delivered over the Internet and straight to computers. You get instant access
and no download, software installation or plug in required. You will be able to
access your library online from any computer and from anywhere and have the
option to download and read offline, too.
Workplace and school supplies
Supplies for offices and schools
- Discounted supply of ink, toner cartridges and papers for printers. All kind of writing papers, notpads, notebooks, pens and pencils. Binders, envelops, file folders and other equipment to keep order in your materials. Office and school furniture. Computers, printers, keyboards and other office technology. Office furniture, mats and carpets. Cleaning material and supplies for washrooms. Also janitor equipment, medical accessories, safety equipment and tools of various kinds that are needed in offices and schools.
Maps and geographic services
Maps.com - maps, travel guides and geographic knowledge materials regarding every part of the word on
paper and in digital form
categories you can access in this store are travel maps and guides, road maps, wall maps,
antique maps, globes, atlases, games , classroom products and map software.
In addition to Map.com's own products, you can
find map products from several publishers selected for their good product
quality: nternational Travel Maps, National Geographic Maps, Rand McNally Maps,
Lonely Planet Guides, Michelin Maps, Thomas Guides, CRAM Maps, GeoNova Maps,
Please use these links to sections of particular interest:
Buy Maps for all 50 states only at Maps.com!
Travel Guides for ALL 50 states can be found only at Maps.com
Buy Travel Maps for Your Next Vacation!
Buy and Use a Travel Guide On Your Next Vacation!
Buy Antique Maps at Maps.com!
Buy Atlases at Maps.com!
Great Selection of Desk, Floor and Illuminated Globes at Maps.com!
ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUITED FOR READING
Tablet PCs and the like
- With a tablet PC or a similar device you can easily upload material for reading from the net, and read just like from a book, whereaver you are.
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS
DecaGirl - Skins to decorate any device you have
Xenon Project - This store specializes in remote controle models of all types of vehicles to use on ground, in air or in water, driven by electriciy or by nitromethane fuel.
Hobbytron.com - common hobby warehouse - Here are some exciting remote controle models. By going through the product links or the banner below, you will find also a lot of other hobby articles, like RC models of jet fighters, bombers, racing cars, stunt cars, boats and robots. You will also find electronic sets, all types of electronic components and modules to be used in hobby pieces or in professional applications, airsoft guns of all designs, chemistry sets, binoculars, microscopes, night vison equipment, metal detectors, telescopes and astronomy equipment, and much more. This banner leads into the department for airsoft guns, but from there you can go to all the others.
Trend times toys - This is another great collection of all types of radio controlled models and other hobby products. The store is specially strong at high performance nitro driven models.
RC redcats - Nitro driven redcats: Hurricane XP PRO, Monsoon XP, Avalamche XP, Tornado BP, Tsunami, Tsunami ultrawide, Volcano SV SV Pro, Tremor ATV XTB XtG XTK XTR. Electric redcats: Lightning XTK, Tornado EPX, Tsunami EPX, Volcano EPXr.
To find more types of hobby items, electronic instruments, car equipment, optical instruments please click here
PRODUCTS FROM MANY CATEGORIES
Natural products to help for specific health problems
- Many health conditions are related to lack of specific nutrients or to a susceptibility for germs or impct that is caused by lack of nutrients. Also a long proven experience has shown that certain herbs have the ability to strenghten the ability of the body to fight diseases and to heal. Through this link you can find several products made of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and hertbal extracts to help for specific problems in specific parts of the body, and also to help for more general weaknesses. You find products to strengthen the health of the nervous system, the digestive organs, the blood circulation, the urogenital areas, muscles, scheleton and the skin. A few of the things you can find here are products to help for issues like edema, over-weight, dementia and poor concentration, thyroid problems, hemorrhoids and congestive heart failur.
Please click here to find the right product
- Back to main menu of all product areas
- Health products - help for common diseases and disease prevention
- Skincare, and fashion
- Watches and jewelry
- Erotic products
- RC models and other hobby products
SOME FEATURED BOOK TITLES
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. From the Hardcover edition.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The stunning third and final novel in Stieg Larsson’s internationally best-selling trilogy Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back. From the Hardcover edition.
Computers and communication devices in book format - the future of books
The future of book are electronic computers and telecommunication devices with all the following properties and functions:
- They have a size like an A4 book or A3 book, and are thin and lightweight.
- They have a big screen suited for reading with good resolution like a book baper..
- They have full telecommunication facilities built inn like a mobile telephone
. They have full networking capabilities so that they can be connected to any computer or telephone network,
- They have voice input and output unit like a mobile telephone
- They can be connected to any printer or scanner like any other computer.
- They have full computing capabilities like a mobile PC
- They have softwere that allows navigation vand isualisation of text, pictures and videos in a way analogically to the way you navigate through a book.
- There will be central databases of book titles so that any book can be uploaded for use or where own written material can be downloaded into the device so that others can upload it
- Use of the material in the central databases will sometimes be based upon a fee, and sometimes be free, according to decisions made by the database provider and the people and instances furnishing the databases with produced material or books.
These developments will provide for a more democratic distribution of books written by authors and other produced materials. Any person that write a book will be able to publish the book without it being accepted by a redactorial unit before publication.
In some way the future is here allready. Amazon Kindle and iPad are a new generation of elctronic booklike communication and computer devices. These devices and the central database services behind the devices do not still have the full capabilities listed, but these are gradually developed and brought to the market.
For the time being the central book databases are owned by Amason and Applem but gradually there will appear many such book databases fthat can be freely used by any author or instance to diribute own produced books.
The standard books with text and still pictures will still exist, but videos, music and interactive program units will steadily more be integrated into electronic books.
ABOUT ENCYCLOPEDIAS (encyclopaedias)
An encyclopedia is a compendium of a certain size that is ment to encompass all knowledge in the world or all knowledge of a certain field. The compendium is divided in articles about each object treated. The articles are each constructed such that they can be read and understood separately, without reading other articles before or after.
Encyclopedias often contain guides on how to do a variety of things, as well as embedded dictionaries and gazetteers.
The articles in an encyclopedia are ordered in a predetermined way so that they can easily be searched out and found. The articles in most encyclopedias are ordered alphabetically, but they can be ordered in another lexical or numerical way. Som encyclopedias have an organization in hierarcical categories.
In addition to the primary organization, there may be several secondary modes of organizations as cross references, references by keywords and in encyclopedias on modern electronic media also keyword search or free text search.
In order to comprehend all knowledge in the size available, most of the knowledge in the articles must be generalized to a certain level. Knoweledge and detailles of a finer level can only be included when they are especially imortant for understanding the subjct as a whole or as examples.
Traditionally encyclopedias was contained in traditional book volumes. They have contained written text graphical pictures and photographs. Nowadays encyclopedias are found as online services, sold on CDs or DVD and can be installed on private PC or servers. This new mediums allow modern encyclopedias to contain live music and video movies in addition to rigid elements as text and images. They also allow them to contain advanced functions for search by keywords, text combined with disambuigation help.
Traditional encyclopedias are written by experts in the various fields and have rigorous routines for professional and language quality.
The newest development are encyclopedias that are built up and edited by the users, so called wikis. Such encyclopeadias, of which the Wikipedia is the best known, are continually edited and improved by users that include their own knowledge into the database. Such encyclopedias have the advantage of being updated very swiftly.
They also have the advantage of including information that is not yet fully proven, but that can be of value for some people. They have however the problem of articles with various quality levels, with various sizes and depth of information, and it is not always easy to judge weather information is correct or not.
The future development of online encyclopedias will be articles consisting of three main areas. The first area is written by engaged experts and is subjected to rigorousl quality control. The second area will be free to edit for everyone, and can contain additional information. In the third areas users can leave comments and corrections to be concidered by the official editors of the encyclopedia.
By now general software systems for organizing, maintaining, publishing and editing encyclopedias has been developed and can be bought or resceived on tha market. They are generally based on web technology with general database systems in the bottom. In this way organizations or people can build up their own private encyclopedias. Wikipedia and other wikis are maintained by means of such general software.
Software for publishing encyclopedias on mobile telephones or wap-units is also available by now, and many publishers of encyclopedias offer a mobile service in addition to the traditional web version.
Encyclopedias were developed in the 18th century from dictionaries. Dictionaries show the orthographic writing or a term, show some flectional detailles and a simple definition. The need for more detaiiled explanations were often felt, and this gave the idea of developing the dictionaries into treatises with fuller knowledge.
The pioneers of the first encyclopedias often had a wider idealistic aim. They wanted to preserve all information for the benefit of coming generations so that new development of knowledge could be based upon allready available knowledge in a smooth way and all knowledge be accessible for everyone that needed the knowledge.
The English-language Encyclopædia Britannica and German Brockhaus are well-known examples of general encyclopedias. Examples of encyclopedias with a particular cultural, ethnic, or national perspective are the Great Soviet Encyclopedia or Encyclopaedia Judaica.
Encyclopedias of special professional fields, as for example medical encyclopedias, may have the aim of comprehending all information known on that field at a given time.
Many people use search engines as a sort of encyclopedia of everything in the world. The web contain after all knowledge of everything. However, the result you get from search engines are not allways what you expect. You get material containing certain words or word combination, but it is not given that much of that material really are articles about the subjects indicated by the words you use, and it is sometimes difficult to get material with the quality you want.
There is by now efforts going on to make search engines that behave in a more encyclopedia like fashion. The great search engines like google and yahoo are moving in that direction, by adding functionallity that make them suitable as a sort of ecyclopedia. AskTheBrain.com is another effort to make a web-based encyclopedia that uses material that is allready on the web and present it in a way that is most useful for a knowledge seeker.