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The Canary in the Coal Mine / De kanarie in de Kolenmijn

My latest ebook, it’s a warning by Marianne Thieme and Ewald Engelen against the unsustainability of the current political and financial choices.

Synopsis

Ewald Engelen and Marianne Thieme warn against the unsustainability of today’s politics and financial choices. Like a canary in a coal mine, they identify the dangers that jeopardise our future. Such as the fossil perspective, which has led to the near-complete depletion of the collected reserves of fossil fuels. Or the fact that famine is not the result of insufficient food production, but predominantly due to food distribution and waste issues. And that conflicts over water are not a thing of the distant future, but are already manifest in the present. The majority of politicians and scientists opt for marginal changes within the status quo, focused on more economic growth and increased free trade. Ewald Engelen and Marianne Thieme advocate a radical change of direction. Engelen from an economic perspective, Thieme from an ecological standpoint. They reach a common conclusion: the financial system and the political structure are rotten to the core. Plan B is unavoidable. Ewald Engelen (1963) is professor of financial geography at the University of Amsterdam, where he studies the global financial system. As a publicist and activist, he is well-known for his criticism of the euro and TTIP, the trade agreement between the United States and the European Union. Marianne Thieme (1972) is group leader for the Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren) in the House of Representatives in the Netherlands, lawyer, animal rights and environmental activist and publicist. In 2002 she was one of the co-founders of Party for the Animals (Partij voor de Dieren).

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12 March 2017 Posted by | DRM free, E-book, environment, ePub, Kindle, Partij voor de Dieren, Politics, Politiek, society | Leave a comment

De Odyssee van de Goden (Odyssey of the Gods: The History of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Greece) by Erich von Däniken.

De+Odyssee+van+de+GodenAfter 4 years I finally have 100 ebooks 😉

De Odyssee van de Goden (Odyssey of the Gods: The History of Extraterrestrial
Contact in Ancient Greece) by Erich von Däniken.

Erich von Däniken’s monumental Chariots of the Gods changed the way generations have looked at mythology, ancient history, and the possibility of advanced beings from other worlds visiting Earth. Now he tackles the history of Greece and again challenges our beliefs about how our civilization arose. Using painstaking archaeological research and evidence from the writings of Plato and Aristotle, he suggests that the Greek “myths” were, in fact, very much a reality, that the Greek “gods” were actually extraterrestrial beings who arrived on Earth many thousands of years ago. Many of you may find von Däniken’s conclusions astounding, but they are argued with such vigor and clarity that you’ll be forced to consider the implications of his findings for mankind.Odyssey of the Gods includes new, eye-opening information about:*A revolutionary interpretation of the sites and legends of ancient Greece*The conflict between “alien” gods and humans*The true origin of centaurs, the Cyclops, and other “mythical” creatures*A startling new explanation of the Atlantis legend

This is my first ebook with social DRM, so I didn’t need Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre to deDRM it to read it on all my devices.

Paid with a gift card from my tablet manufacturer because of the loosy warranty of the reseller of my tablet.

6 May 2016 Posted by | Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, DRM, E-book, ePub, eReader, Kobo, Social DRM | Leave a comment

New Ebooks

Spanish Learning Bundle: Learn Spanish Guide + Spanish Vocabulary

As you can read in my profile, I’m learning Spanish. But at the moment I’m not making much progress, so I bought this bundle at Amazon. Hoping it will help me make more and faster progress.

Of course it’s in the Kindle format with DRM, but with Calibre I’ve made it DRMfree and converted it to Epub, so I can use it also on my ereader.


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Chariots of the Gods is a book authored in 1968 by Erich von Däniken. It involves the hypothesis that the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by ancient astronauts who were welcomed as gods.

Read the book when I was young(er), finally I bought me a copy, of course in digital format 😉

16 September 2015 Posted by | DRM, DRM free, E-book, ePub, eReader, Kindle, Language Study, Non-fiction, Science | Leave a comment

José by Armando Palacio Valdés [Spanish Ebook]

Today I downloaded my first Spanish book, it’s a book recommended for people who are learning Spanish.

About the book :

Against an awe-inspiring backdrop of mountains and treacherous sea, he tells the story of Jose.’ which is not only a fascinating narrative but also embodies the author’s unpretentious philosophy. Faced with the eternal problems of the meaning of life and man’s destiny on earth, Palacio Valdes took refuge in the only possible solution to this insolvable problem, which is the simple doctrine of faith, hope and charity…

About the writer : Armando Palacio Valdés

13 September 2015 Posted by | Armando Palacio Valdés, E-book, ePub, eReader, Language Study, Project Gutenberg, Spanish | Leave a comment

Set your Adobe DRM protected ebooks free with Linux, Wine and Calibre

Yes, it is possible without windows. All you need is a special ( old ) version of Adobe Digital Editions ( ADE ), it can be downloaded from the University of Chicago Press.

First setup Calibre as posted in the next articles :

Ebook Formats, DRM and You — A Guide for the Perplexed
Calibre plugins: the simplest option for removing most eBook DRM
DRM Removal Tools for eBooks

Install wine, if it’s not already installed on your system. You can do that using your favorite packet manager.
Download Adobe Digital Editions here and install it in wine.

Import your ebooks in ADE. If you can read them it’s time to start Calibre. Now import your books from the ” My Digital Editions ” folder in wine ( in my case : ~/.wine/drive_c/users/arie/My Documents/My Digital Editions ) in Calibre.
That’s it, your ebooks are now DRM free.

For personal use only

9 June 2013 Posted by | Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, DRM, E-book, eReader, eReaders.nl, Linux | Leave a comment

Text to speech op Android

Moonreader+Na het lezen van onderstaande Tweet en het artikel vandaag maar eens aan de gang gegaan met Moon+ reader.
Het voorlezen van een engelstalig boek werkt perfect, een nederlandstalig boek moet ik nog uit testen.

Het aangeraden voice bestand is wel groot ( 145 MB ) iets om rekening mee te houden als je een wat oudere foon hebt.

1 May 2013 Posted by | E-book, eReader, Moon+, Text-to-speech, UNDER CONSTRUCTION | Leave a comment

Merendeel Nederlandse ebooks vanaf 18 januari zonder Adobe DRM

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Vanaf 14 januari zal CB 8.426 ebooks met Adobe DRM beveiliging omzetten naar watermerk.
Hierdoor wordt in totaal 74% van de beschikbare 20.000 ebooks voortaan uitgeleverd met watermerkbeveiliging of zonder DRM.
Met deze omzetting komt CB tegemoet aan een breed gedragen wens van de markt om afscheid te nemen van Adobe DRM.



Veel uitgevers hebben gehoor gegeven aan de roep uit de markt om te stoppen met het gebruiksonvriendelijke Adobe DRM. Dat ging niet zonder meer: éénmaal aangemeld is het niet zomaar mogelijk om de beveiligingswijze (Adobe DRM, watermerk of geen DRM) van een ebook dat in de handel is verschenen aan te passen. Daarom zette CB in samenwerking met de internationale ISBN organisatie eind vorig jaar de zogenaamde ‘inkeerregeling’ op touw, waarbij Nederlandse uitgevers de kans werd geboden om hun reeds aangemelde ebooks alsnog met watermerkbeveiliging te gaan uitrusten, in plaats van Adobe DRM.

Lees het hele artikel op eReaders.nl

10 January 2013 Posted by | DRM, DRM free, E-book, eReaders.nl | Leave a comment

Onderteken de petitie: Weg met Adobe DRM

Tot 31 december kunnen uitgevers gebruik maken van een regeling van het Centraal Boekhuis om hun boeken moeiteloos om te laten zetten van Adobe DRM naar watermerkbeveiliging.

Om hen te stimuleren daar gebruik van te maken heeft eReaders.nl een petitie opgezet.

Ben je het er mee eens? Onderteken hem dan ook!

Adobe DRM is een strenge vorm van digitale beveiliging die nu nog vaak op ebooks wordt toegepast. Wij merken echter dat deze beveiliging voor de consument alleen maar problemen oplevert. Bovendien is niet bewezen dat de beveiliging ook maar iets helpt om piraterij tegen te gaan.

Lees het hele artikel op eReaders.nl of ga gelijk naar de petitie

8 December 2012 Posted by | DRM, E-book, ePub, eReaders.nl | Leave a comment

Adobe DRM uit EPUB verwijderen


Hier kan je een eenvoudige handleiding vinden om de Adobe DRM* uit je EPUB’s te verwijderen.



* Digital Rights Management, hoewel Digital Restrictions Management een betere benaming is …




Dit is uitsluitend bedoeld voor prive gebruik.

Zodat je je ebooks met iedere ereader of ereader app kan lezen.

Bronnen :

Ebook Formats, DRM and You — A Guide for the Perplexed
Calibre plugins: the simplest option for removing most eBook DRM
DRM Removal Tools for eBooks

Last edited by Arie on 14 November 2012 at 16:30

12 November 2012 Posted by | Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, DRM, DRM free, E-book, ePub, eReader | Leave a comment

Wikipedia’s EPUB export feature

Sinds kort is het mogelijk om van de Wkipedia pagina’s een Ebook te maken.
Je hebt de keuze uit EPUB, PDF, OpenDocument en OpenZIM.
Tevens is het mogelijk om je eBook uit te laten printen door PediaPress

Hieonder de handleidingen :

EPUB
PDF
OpenDocument

Bronnen :
O’Reilly op Twitter
O’Reilly TOC
Wikimedia Tech blog

6 November 2012 Posted by | E-book, ePub, eReader, ICT, ODT, OpenDocument, OpenZIM, PDF, PediaPress, Wikipedia | Leave a comment

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