Mythology is not about the past. The past is what’s behind us and that’s not where mythology really exists. The big daddy of mythology hails from ancient Greece—and whether we realize it or not, Greek mythology influences the western world of today. If you have ever seen the Atlantic Ocean, if you love the wonders of stargazing, if you’ve dreamed of being in the Olympics, or made reference to Pandora’s Box—then you have been influenced by Greek mythology. The Greeks were not a boring bunch, and their mythology was no different! Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients is a smart, fun, compulsively readable overview of the Greek's favorite characters and tales. These myths are filled with sex, violence, drama, lies, monsters, hubris, journeys, and just about anything else you can think of! This modern guide to favorite Greek myths includes:
Overviews of legendary Greek mythology figures and their Roman counterparts Thematic, rousingly written overviews of the 50 most popular Greek myths such as “The Birth of Athena” to “Perseus and Medusa” A complete index of gods and goddesses, heroes and humans told through lively, easy-to-understand narratives Part reference and all rousing read, Greek Mythology: Timeless Tales from the Ancients brings ancient Greek mythology to life and leaves the scholarly footnotes behind. Strap on your winged sandals and get ready for a journey through the ancients.
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 06/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 216 pages
12 Major World Religions: The Beliefs, Rituals, and Traditions of Humanity's Most Influential Faiths
For billions of people, having a religious belief system provides purpose in life. For some, religion serves as a guide for moral behavior. Today’s world is one in which our understanding of world religions is both understatedly important, as well as increasingly complex. After many years exploring the foundations of various world religions, Jason Boyett has written this comprehensive, easy-to-understand exploration of the twelve major world religions through a meticulous, yet unbiased lens. 12 Major World Religions offers an impartial look at where each of these belief systems intersects, how they differ, and why some have been―or are currently―misunderstood.
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 08/30/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 303 pages
"Why is eyewitness testimony sometimes misleading? How does evolution explain what qualities people seek in online dating partners? These questions and many more are addressed in a convincing, thorough, and funny overview of why we are the way we are." —Dave Haaga, Ph.D., Department Chair and Professor of Psychology, American UniversityWhy do we do the things we do, think the thoughts we think, and feel the ways that we feel? Dr. Andrea Bonior has spent more than fifteen years in the field of psychology helping people discover “what makes them tick?” In her clinical practice, as well as various mental health agencies and counseling centers, she draws upon sound psychological principles to address anxiety disorders and depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and other issues. As a mental health columnist and public speaker, Dr. Bonior encourages people to fuel their energy by connecting with themselves and cultivating the relationships around them.Psychology bridges the gap between the theoretical and real-life, creating a space where you can explore how you and others fit into it all. Dr. Bonior looks at the biggest names, ideas, and studies in the history of psychology and translates their meaning to everyday situations and relationships. Both accessible and applicable, this reference book offers a foundational understanding of the study of the mind, as well as compelling insight into your own thoughts and behaviors. Dr. Bonior covers the major fields of psychological study, including:
- Cognitive Psychology
- Behavioral Psychology
- Psychoanalytical Psychology
- Personality Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 09/20/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 232 pages
See What's Out ThereTo experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. With a simple home telescope, an astronomy novice can see the rings of Saturn, comets, asteroids, and nebulae. But even the bravest astronomy buffs know better than to explore outer space without a guide. That's why everything you need to marvel at the stars is here in Astronomy at a Glance.
- Exciting profiles of 50 astronomy objects in the night sky
- Clear directions to locate each astronomy object with a home telescope
- Astronomy origin stories, scientific examples, and pop culture references
- Expert astronomy advice on using and cleaning your telescope
- Complete schedule of solar and lunar eclipses
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 08/16/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 177 pages
How to Get Things Done in a Meeting The official edition of Robert’s Rules of Order is 2 inches thick and 816 pages long. But if you want to participate with total confidence in your next assembly, you only need 100 pages. These 100 pages.Robert’s Rules of Order in Action puts the most important parliamentary rules, terms, and examples at your fingertips. When the clock is ticking, and you need to make a privileged motion or demand an appeal, this book gives you the right answers in the shortest time. Featuring:• All of the essential rules for Meetings, Motions, Debates, and Voting• Reference tabs so you can plan your next move quickly• Example scripts so you’ll know exactly what to say• A brief history of Robert’s Rules• Concise glossaryWith Robert’s Rules of Order in Action you can feel at ease and in command at your next assembly.
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 07/27/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages
The Vocabulary Builder Workbook: Simple Lessons and Activities to Teach Yourself Over 1,400 Must-Know Words
The Vocabulary Builder Workbook is the latest approach to learning new vocabulary and boosting your language skills.Building your vocabulary requires more than flashcards. That’s why leading test-prep expert, Chris Lele, developed a new method for introducing new words into your vocabulary. With The Vocabulary Builder Workbook you will gain and retain a fundamental understanding of more than 1,400 essential words.Ideal for those taking the SAT, ACT, or GRE—or for those who simply want to improve their writing and speaking skills— The Vocabulary Builder Workbook makes the task of expanding your vocabulary an opportunity for real learning and growth.The Vocabulary Builder Workbook will make you a better reader, writer, and test-taker through:
- Fun and Easy Lessons organized by theme to help you identify roots and form associations and recognize thousands of additional vocabulary words
- Progressive Learning Techniques for all levels with vocabulary lessons that steadily increase in difficulty for continued advancement
- Retention Focused Activities to make sure you remember every word long after the test is over
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 03/06/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8: 125+ Simple Exercises to Improve Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage
Teach and reinforce grammatical skills with over 125 simple exercises in The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8.Grammar is an essential part of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculum. With The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students will build a strong foundation for understanding the concepts of grammar and using them effectively when reading, writing, or speaking.The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8 offers students the flexibility to learn at their own pace while providing the structure they need to successfully retain essential grammar rules, such as parts of speech, sentence structure, phrases and clauses, active and passive voice, mood, punctuation, writing style, and more.Inside the pages of The English Grammar Workbook for Grades 6, 7, and 8 you’ll find:
- Lessons that move from basic concepts to more difficult ones allowing students to build their knowledge as they go
- Consistent review sections that reinforce learning and skill retention after every three lessons
- Engaging quizzes and separate answer keys to prepare students for real-world grammar usage
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 09/04/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 269 pages
No More Fighting offers fast strategies to stop fights now and build a stronger relationship long-term.All couples fight―but a little guidance goes a long way to tackling the issues that trigger fights in the first place. No More Fighting offers couples fast and effective strategies to overcome common relationship problems and build lasting love together.In just 20 minutes per week, couples will learn how to effectively speak and listen to each other as they confront critical relationship issues. From reconciling different values to navigating intimacy issues and everything in between, No More Fighting gives you the skills you need to fight less and love each other more.No More Fighting tackles challenges head-on, with:
- 52 relationship challenges illustrated through real case studies, and address intimacy issues, gender roles, communication blocks, love languages, and more.
- 20-minute exercises that help you unpack each challenge through tailored prompts, dialogues, and shared experiences.
- Supportive guidance that motivates you and your partner to tackle each exercise, with practical advice and helpful tips.
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 11/20/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 323 pages
Expert linguist Grant Barrett gives you all the tools you need to improve your everyday communication—from perfecting your punctuation to polishing your speaking skills—with his accessible, go-to grammar guide. Language learners of all levels can turn to this easy-to-navigate grammar guide again and again for quick and authoritative information. From conjugating verbs to crafting sentences to developing your own style, Grant Barrett provides you with the tools and motivation to improve the way you communicate. Perfect English Grammar helps you clearly say what you want to say—and the best way to say it.
- Never Be Wrong: Catchy examples help you remember core grammar rules
- Sharpen Your Style: Composition guidelines let you express yourself fully
- Look It Up: Seamless navigation makes it easy to find answers quickly
- Geek Out: Explore the tricky questions with Grant Barrett’s help
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 03/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
***LIMITED TIME PROMOTIONAL PRICE*** Your argument is valid and you know it; yet once again you find yourself leaving a debate feeling defeated and embarrassed. The matter is only made worse when you realize that your defeat came at the hands of someone’s abuse of logic—and that with the right skills you could have won the argument. The ability to recognize logical fallacies when they occur is an essential life skill. Mastering Logical Fallacies is the clearest, boldest, and most systematic guide to dominating the rules and tactics of successful arguments. This book offers methodical breakdowns of the logical fallacies behind exceedingly common, yet detrimental, argumentative mistakes, and explores them through real life examples of logic-gone-wrong. Designed for those who are ready to gain the upper hand over their opponents, this master class teaches the necessary skills to identify your opponents’ misuse of logic and construct effective, arguments that win. With the empowering strategies offered in Mastering Logical Fallacies you’ll be able to reveal the slight-of-hand flaws in your challengers’ rhetoric, and seize control of the argument with bulletproof logic.
Published by: Zephyros Press | Publication date: 06/18/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 200 pages