Friday, October 29, 2010

Singapore History

Singapore History Free eBooks

Beyond Description:  Singapore Space Historicity.  Publisher:  Routledge | ISBN: 0415299829 | edition 2004 | File type: PDF | 240 pages | 10,7 mb.  Beyond Description explores the history and architecture of Singapore. It argues that neither history nor architecture can be fruitfully examined without reference to the other. For this reason, aspects of urban life will always be beyond description, yet these aspects are what most call for analysis. On this premise, the book examines Singapore's built environment by assessing how its past as a colonial port relates to its present as a global hub and how these inform its possible futures. The chapters complicate existing assumptions about global urbanism, post-colonialism and architectural theory from a dedicated interdisciplinary perspective.

Read full-text books and articles on Singapore history at   Read sample books online.  Book titles include:
  • Opium and Empire:  Chinese Society in Colonial Singapore
  • The Politics of Nation Building and Citizenship in Singapore
  • Singapore in the New Millennium: Challenges Facing the City-State
  • Ninettenth-Century Malaya: The Origins of British Political Control

Read online the History of Singapore at my personal blogspot.  I wrote the article when I visited Singapore last 2006.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Computer Hardware

Free Computer Hardware eBooks

Free hardware books are available at  Book titles include:
  • How To Build A Computer
  • The Secret Guide to Computers
  • How to Buy a Perfect Computer
  • How It Works....The Computer
  • Upgrading and Repairing PCs 16th Edition

Free Book Centre offers free e-books and guides on computer hardware.  Some of the books may be viewed online and some are downloadable.  Books include:
  • Hardware Book
  • Computer Systems
  • Build Your Own PC
  • Visual Computer Hardware Guide
  • How Computers Work:  Processor and Main Memory

Looking for free hardware books?  Computer hardware materials and resources may be found at  Book titles include:
  • CMOS Cookbook
  • PC Interfacing Pocket Reference
  • Embedded Controller Hardware Design
  • Scott Mueller's Upgrading and Repairing Laptops
  • The Computer Idiot's Guide to Creating Your Own CDs

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Chinese History

Free Chinese History eBooks

A Chinese History Reader.  Cengage Learning Asia | 2009 | ISBN: 9814281700 | 334 pages | PDF | 53,8 MB. This book provides a concise introduction to the Chinese history, covering a long time span extending from antiquity through the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty. Historical periods elaborated include the pre-Qin period; the Qin and Han Dynasties; the Wei, Jin, and Southern and Northern Dynasties; the Tang, Song, and Yuan Dynasties; and the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Written by a group of historians from the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book has incorporated some of the latest research findings in the field of Chinese historical studies.

Chinese History: A Manual, Revised and Enlarged. Publisher: Harvard University Asia Center 2000 | 1100 Pages | ISBN: 0674002490 | DJVU | 52 mb.  Since the publication of the first edition in 1998, Chinese History: A Manual has become an indispensable guide to researching the history of China. Updated through the end of 1999, the second edition discusses some 4,200 primary, secondary, and reference works, an increase of 1,300 titles over the first edition. The temporal coverage has been expanded to include the Republican period; sections on nonverbal salutations, weights and measures, money, and furniture have been added; the chapters on language, etymology, people, geography, chronology, warfare, leishu, food, and the Chinese world order have been thoroughly revised; and the subject index has been enlarged to include 1,500 technical terms.

Short History of Chinese Philosophy.  Free Press | 1966 | ISBN: 0029109809, 0684836343, 0020653506 | 368 pages | PDF | 129 MB.  This is a chronicle of Chinese thought from the third millennium sage-kings to the 1911 overthrow of the oldest monarchical system in the world. The book illuminates the most commonly known schools of Confuciansim and Taoism, and it acquaints readers with Mohism, Yin-Yang, Legalism, Neo-Taosim, Neo-Confucianism, and the introduction of Western philosophy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Japanese History

Free Japanese History eBooks

Learning from Shogun: Japanese History and Western Fantasy.  Edited by Henry Smith, Program in Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California 93106), 1980. Free Download, PDF format.

Japanese Love Hotels: A Cultural History. Representing a timely opportunity to capture and evaluate the dying manifestations of an important era in Japanese social and cultural history, this book provides a critical account of the love hotel as a unique typology. It considers its spatial, aesthetic, semiotic, and locational denotations and connotations, which results in a richly nuanced cultural reading.  The love hotel is presented as a key indicator of social and cultural change in post-war Japan, and as such this book will be of interest to a wide and international readership including students of Japanese culture, society and architecture.
Japanese history free e-books (full download). Get One Access to all download sites.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Indian Culture and Traditions

Free eBooks on Indian Culture and Traditions

Ever wonder about the customs and traditions of exotic India? Why does an Indian bride wear red? What is a bindi? What are weddings like in India? Do arranged marriages still exist?  The answer to these questions and more are inside! Please click on a link below to learn more about Northern India.  Link:  Pardesi Fashions.

India boasts of strong culture and traditions. carries you to the different aspects of its life: lifestyle lounge, weddings, yoga, home decor, beauty, astrology, fitness, nutrition, gift ideas, party ideas, spirituality, and more.

India is the most diverse and secular country with people from all religious backgrounds.  Having such a diverse and varied population, India is a country of festivals and occasions. The festivals of all religions are celebrated throughout the nation bringing everyone closer. The three national holidays – Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanthi are celebrated nationwide. Apart from that there are different other religious festivals observed across India. Then there are some local or region specific festivals celebrated by the people of that particular region. will take you to the different places of India.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Philippine Culture and Traditions

Free eBooks on Filipino Culture and Traditions is the original, first Philippines Expat site on the Net, since 1989.  Authored by Don A. Herrington, the site takes you to the heart of Filipino culture, traditions, beliefs, superstitions, religion, language, and diet.

Filipino Popular Tales  compiled into one PDF book is available for free download at  pdfbooks.  Written by Dean S. Fansler, The folk-tales in this volume which were collected in the Philippines during the years from 1908 to 1914 have not appeared in print before. They are given to the public now in the hope that they will be no mean or uninteresting addition to the volumes of Oriental Maerchen already in existence. The Philippine archipelago from the very nature of its geographical position and its political history cannot but be a significant field to the student of popular stories. Lying as it does at the very doors of China and Japan; connected as it is ethnically with the Malayan and Indian civilizations; occidentalized as it has been for three centuries and more; it stands at the junction of East and West. It is therefore from this point of view that these tales have been put into a form convenient for reference. Their importance consists in their relationship to the body of world fiction.

Philippine wedding traditions are discussed at  Filipino way of weddings, superstitions, and folk beliefs are written in colorful language that mesmerizes readers.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Home Remedies

Free eBooks on Home Remedies

Some cures can be found in our very own homes.  lists the most popular pages and the most popular remedies.  Contributions have been sent from every part of the world, since 1999.  Submissions have been the most exciting remedies to date – dozens of restorative remedies, plus natural cures for cancer, fibromyalgia, back pain and 350 other diseases and conditions!  Their most popular pages include:
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Blackstrap Molasses
  • Sore Throat Remedies
  • Weight Loss Remedies

Home remedies  and natural cures or medicines made at home from natural ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, herbs are catching a lot of attention due to its very nature of cure: simple, no side effects, no chemicals, inexpensive, plus the pleasure of being able to cure yourself!. Read online and find out how all this is useful and how people are using these home made methods in their day to day lives to stay fit and healthy.

Browse a collection of simple home remedies and alternative herbal medicine, available from the average kitchen shelf. Discusses the use of common plants for common ailments. Go now to  Best Home Remedies.

Similar websites offer free home remedies online:

Monday, October 4, 2010


Free Camping eBooks

Free e-book:  How To Camp Out
A non-finction instruction book on nature and outdoor life.  This 89-page book serves as a guide on how to prepare your things for camping and how to live as comfortably as possible -- out there.

Free Hiking and Camping eBooks
A list of hiking trails books are available for free download at Tracks and Trails.  Some may be read online. Topics include:

  • In the Forest
  • Campfire Stories
  • US Army Survival Book
  • Outdoor Sports and Games
  • On The Trail - an outdoor book for girls

Free camping Family eBook:
Title: Camping: Preapare and Enjoy the Great Outdoors.  This book lists the equipment and materials, the basic checklist, before you begin setting up camp.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Emergency Care

Free Emergency Care eBooks

Free eBook:  First Aid and Emergency Care for Cats and Dogs
Preparing for a medical emergency involving your pet is always best accomplished before the event takes place. This free eBook is designed to help guide you through the important decisions about first aid, as well as how and when to transport your pet quickly and safely to a veterinary hospital or emergency facility. Download link. contains free e-books and guides on emergency critical care, some of the resources in the site can be viewed online and some are downloadable.  Topics include:
  • Critical Care
  • EMS and Terrorism
  • Disaster Planning
  • First Aid Soldiers1
  • Common Simple Emergencies

Emergency Medicine Articles are available at   Browse over hundreds of articles covering topics such as Allergy and Immunology, Carviovascular, Dermartology, and ENT diseases. These articles you shoudl not miss.  The next life you save may be your own.
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