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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - April 2019 02 April 2019

This month's 'blue-chip' read is one our recent titles in the computer sciences domain and was tabbed by our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr Edward Da-Yin Liao as his recommended read. 

Edward is currently the co-founder and CEO of Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations (SUII) Group Co., an intelligent solution innovator headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. He is creative and business-savvy, with more than two decades of progressive experience across a broad range of computer integration, automation, system engineering and management functions in semiconductor and high-tech industries.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Edwards’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAPR2019 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 2nd May 2019.


Dr Edward Liao’s ‘Recommended Read’:

First Generation Mainframes: The IBM 700 Series

Author: Stephen H. Kaisler

This volume describes several different models of IBM computer systems, characterized by different data representations and instruction sets that strongly influenced computer system architecture in the 1950s and early 1960s. The legacy of the IBM 700 series is found in their popular successors, the IBM 7000 Series, which will be described in a forthcoming volume.


"Legacy systems are systems that work!  People may be amazed that software written in the 60’s & 70’s is still running today. Some people started a job that uses mainframes and had no idea what a mainframe was and where to start learning the basics. From 1952 to 1964, several mainframe families were announced, designed for different applications. First Generation Mainframes: The IBM 700 Series gives you insight into the creation of IBM mainframes.  

The IBM 700 Series was built based on vacuum tubes and magnetic drums.  They are the first generation mainframes in IBM. The IBM 700 mainframe systems were modular and based on a common system architecture, which made them easy to manufacture, configure, and service.   

This volume examines the IBM 700 Series mainframes, including IBM 701/702/704/705/709 systems. Born in 1951, the IBM 701 was the first of the pioneering line of IBM 700 series computers and the first IBM large-scale electronic computer manufactured in quantity. It is the first IBM machine in which programs were stored in an internal addressable, electronic memory.  There were no systems labeled IBM 707 or 708.  The IBM 703 was a special-purposed machine for National Security Agency, but nothing else is known about the machine.  Even within a same family, different mainframe models had different instruction sets. The evolution of FORTRAN language made programming in mainframes more efficient than using assembly language.  This volume gives the reader a sense of FORTRAN, one of the oldest programming languages still in use today."


For further information on Dr Edward Liao, please click here.


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Earth Day - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 29 March 2019

April 22nd is the annual global date for Earth Day, a celebration of our planet, and a chance to educate and raise awareness of environmental issues. This year, we’re taking the opportunity to spend a whole month celebrating our Pale Blue Dot by highlighting the astonishing array of subjects it inspires: from conservation to global leadership.

Just as Earth Day encourages responsibility towards our surroundings through education, Cambridge Scholars Publishing believes creating a diverse ecosystem of forward-thinking texts is the key to successful scholarship.

As a way to honour this, we are offering a 50% discount on the below books.

To find out more about each title, click on the image below. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EARTH19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 1st May 2019.

The essays in this anthology examine artwork and sites in East and Southeast Asia through the lens of eco–art history. In these regions, significant anthropogenic changes to terrain, watercourses, and ecosystems date back millennia, as do artwork and artefacts that both conceptualize and modify the natural world. The rising interest in earth-conscious modes of analysis, or “eco–art history,” informs this anthology, which explores the mutual impact of artistic expressions and local environments in East and Southeast Asia. Moreover, conceptual tools and case studies focused on these regions impart important insights bearing on the development of eco–art history. The book includes case studies examining the impact of the Little Ice Age on court painting and systems of representing marine life in the Joseon period in Korea. Other contributors consider contemporary artistic strategies, such as developing a “sustainability aesthetics” and focusing attention to non-human agents, to respond to environmental damage and climate change in the present. Additional essays analyse the complicated art historical ecology of heritage sites and question the underlying anthropocentrism in art historical priorities and practices. As a whole, Eco–Art History in East and Southeast Asia argues for the importance of ecological considerations in art history.

The Impact of Development on the Environment and Human Rights: A Study of Three Indian Projects looks into the developmental policies that have been followed in India since independence and their impact on both the environment and human rights. It also explores some of the major theoretical discourses, and debates these topics and the responses large-scale developmental projects in India have elicited from marginalized sections of society. The book presents a synoptic view of how sustainable development in India may be attained, focusing on three controversial Indian developmental projects, namely the Narmada River Valley project, bauxite mining by Vedanta Resources in Orissa and Kudankulam nuclear power plant, taking these cases as representative of large-scale developmental projects laid out in India.

“Think globally, act locally” is a phrase many of us grew up hearing. What we weren’t told, however, is how hard it is to accomplish. Global Mindset: Cultivating Knowledge in Multinational Organizations mines the well-researched field of global mindset by exploring the ways global knowledge allows organizations of any size or tenure to become more effective on the global scene. It draws on a case study of an international religious community to show how global partnerships can be improved and how organizational members can grow professionally and personally from a global mindset—even if they never step foot on a plane.

Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence: The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation examines the dynamics of self-transcendence for both individuals and humanity as a whole. In doing so, it illuminates the definitive relationship between self-transcendence and global democracy. Drawing upon a vast literature of philosophy, psychology, and religion, ancient and modern, East and West, this book reveals the power of human futurity in actualizing our higher potential. It represents a real breakthrough in understanding our emerging new era in the evolution of humanity. It describes our transition from personal consciousness to global consciousness.The book includes chapters on the fundamental ideas that animate our self-understanding and define our common humanity. Through careful scholarship, it examines the dynamics of human dignity, freedom, love, community, intrinsic rights, and global ethics. It explores each of these concepts as a dimension of our human temporality as we envision and move into an ever-transcending future, a future that includes a World Parliament and planetary democracy. In our time of apparent hopelessness and despair, this volume reveals the grounds for a powerful hope that we can establish one world civilization of peace, justice, freedom, and sustainability. It makes a truly unique contribution, not found elsewhere in today’s literature, revealing the astonishing dignity and potential of being human. It is essential reading for all those concerned for the future of humanity and our precious planet Earth.


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Meet our Authors: Craig R. Smith - March 2019 15 March 2019

Dr Craig R. Smith is a former professor at California State University. He won the Ehninger Award for contributions to rhetorical theory and the Gronbeck Award for research on political communication, both from the National Communication Association. He also won that organization’s Robert O’Neil Award three times for scholarly papers on the First Amendment.

After completing a PhD, Craig taught at San Diego State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Alabama, where he founded the Communication Studies Department. He also served as a full-time speechwriter for President Gerald Ford, as a consulting writer to George H. W. Bush and as a consultant to CBS News for convention, election, and inaugural coverage. 

He served as founding president of the Freedom of Expression Foundation in Washington, DC from 1983 to 1988. He then became a full Professor at California State University, until he retired in 2015.

He has published 19 books and over 85 scholarly articles.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Craig authored Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our Time.


Craig highly recommends Cambridge Scholars Publishing, praising the accommodating and prompt service provided, as well as the polished final product:

“I brought my manuscript on the Romantic Era to Cambridge Scholars Publishing on the recommendation of professors who teach in such diverse fields as English, Romance Languages, and Communication. I have published with many other publishers including university presses and none have surpassed Cambridge Scholars in terms of turn-around times, courtesy and helpfulness.  The final product looks wonderful and has been professionally produced. I would strongly recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to any academic with a sound research product.”  


As part of this Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our TimeTo redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th April 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Tami Yaguri - March 2019 15 March 2019

Dr Tami Yaguri is an Associate Professor of Philosophy with a PhD from Tel Aviv University. Her dissertation focuses on the Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. After more than two decades teaching in the philosophy department at Tel Aviv, she now trains advanced existential therapists and expressive arts therapy MA students at the College of Society and the Arts in Israel.

Placing philosophy into practice is one of her passions. She promotes this in public talks on human development, in radio and magazine interviews, and in counselling sessions on meaning in life. She is active in Kierkegaard research, and the author of many scholarly articles and books.

Unraveling Life’s Riddle is newly translated from Hebrew. In Israel, since 2016, it has gone through three editions. The book links theories of life’s meaning from major philosophers and psychologists to both in-depth interviews with persons seeking meaning in their lives and to autobiographical revelations.

Tami describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“This is the second book that I’ve published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP). After my very positive experience with the publication of the first book, I didn’t hesitate to engage with CSP for this book. I was even more impressed this time around. The efficiency, speed of production, professionality at every level, has even increased. At each stage of the process I was introduced to the person in charge. Each and every one of them was polite, encouraging and clear in walking me through the process. I wish every author the positive experience of working with such publication house.” 


As part of this month's Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Unraveling Life’s Riddle. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th April 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Hend T. Al-Sudairy - February 2019 15 February 2019

Dr Hend T. Al-Sudairy is a professor of English Literature at the English Department of the College of Languages at Princess Norah University, Saudi Arabia, and Assistant Dean of Admission at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. Her areas of interest are cultural dialogue, social and religious issues, identity, the use of technology in education, and translation.

She has published more than 35 journal articles, and has translated many works into Arabic.

A member of several social and scientific associations, she was also the first woman to join the “King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation” scientific committee.

Alongside us, Hend has published Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements, a massively important book that examines what it is to be a woman in Saudi Arabia, past and present, and champions the contributions made by influential Saudi women across history (amongst whose illustrious ranks Hend certainly is a member).

Here, Hend synthesizes her experience working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: all the way from editing to publication, emphasizing the ease with which it enabled her to engender her book and (happily) her choice to publish with us again in the near future:

"[Before the publication of] my book: Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements, I was unaware of many technicalities but the staff members have helped me and were ready to answer all my inquiries. They were awesome from editing to layout to publishing. That made it easy for me to complete the required steps to have the book ready. I am now writing my second book which deals with women’s freedom of expression and I have chosen to work with Cambridge Scholars Publishing again. I am happy that they accepted my transcript for publishing and I would recommend it to anyone who seeks my advice."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Modern Woman in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rights, Challenges, and Achievements. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 18th March 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Thomas Dylan Daniel - February 2019 15 February 2019

Thomas Dylan Daniel is a free-thinking native Texan philosopher (with a name that could be almost be rearranged to form that of an equally free-thinking native Welsh philosopher-poet). He earned a BA in Philosophy from Southwestern University, USA, in 2008, and an MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics from Texas State University, USA, in 2015.

Dylan’s career as a philosopher has included a bit of teaching and a number of essays, beginning with a book chapter entitled “The Lexicultural Propagation of Concepts”, published in 2014 in Philosophy of Language, edited by Brian Thomas and a policy piece called “The Need for a Standard Index of Vehicular Pollution Intensity in the United States” in OGEL, in 2015. Dylan has taken up a bit of a biographical bent of late, writing Brief Lives articles for Hermann von Helmholtz and Pierre Hadot for PhilosophyNow! in 2018 and 2016, respectively. Most recently, a piece popularizing Robert Pirsig’s work called “A Critical Reading of Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was picked up by Archive Humanitas in early 2019.

Formal Dialectics is a postmodernism-inspired reframing of the very structure of rational thought, an attempt to clarify our understanding of the formal limits of reason. As Dylan’s first full-length work, this ambitious project has been warmly received by a number of critics for its scope, its power, and its vision. As it sits at the intersection of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, Formal Dialectics deals with large concepts efficiently, ultimately laying out an effective analogy from Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem to apply the same sort of scope limitation to all of spoken or written language.

According to Dylan:

"Working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing has truly changed my perception of the process of writing a book for the better. My first book was self-published by Amazon, and the comparison is one-sided: every step of the process has been made better in every way by CSP. Their polite staff, wide range of academic discussion topics, and global reach were all extremely impressive. The peer review process for the book was seamless, effective, and organized entirely by the publisher, who reached out to scholars on the Editorial Advisory Board for my subject on my behalf. Having completed this process, the publication moved forward extremely quickly in a most satisfactory way. The cover design, the final proofing, and the actual print run all happened extremely quickly and the staff has bent over backwards to get the word out about the book. The contract is also extremely reasonable for an academic work, and I will certainly be in touch with them when it comes time to publish my next work."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Dylan's Formal Dialectics. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 18th March 2019.


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - February 2019 07 February 2019

For February's Recommended Read, our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr Martina Tanga has chosen: Museums and Public Art?: an assemblage of essays that exhibit the connections and collaborations between museums and public art. 

Martina is a contemporary art historian and curator, specializing in Italian 20th century art. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, her research interests focus on art that engages with social concerns, feminism, the built environment, and audience participation. She has published widely, having written several exhibition reviews for publications like Art Papers, penned art object entries for museum catalogues, and authored several essays based on her research that have appeared in a number of academic anthologies.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Martina’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABFEB19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 11th March 2019.


Dr Martina Tanga's ‘Recommended Read’:

Museums and Public Art?

Editors: Cher Krause Knight, Harriet F. Senie

This is the first book to contextualize the collaborations between museums and public art through a range of essays marked by their coherence of topical focus, written by leading and emerging scholars and artists. It represents a major contribution to the field of art history in general, will be of significant interest to those studying and working in the domain of public art and museums.


"While the question mark in the book’s title might lead readers to believe that museums and public art are antithetical, the compilation of essays point, instead, to the many instances when museums and public art projects have found common ground, shared the same space, developed the same audiences, sought the same goals, or settled on a mutual benefit. Moreover, many of the case studies examined blur the boundaries between public art—defined as art located in open, often urban, spaces—and museums—described as enclosed institutions whose function is the display of art—so that distinctions constructively, and productively, break down.

At the center of the book is a discussion of what is public; how might we reconcile, for example, the public-ness of museums and the private-ness of public space? Public art consistently engages with the politics of space, how democratic is the street, and what intangible barriers there may be to audiences. Many authors address the issue of inside and outside, and the gray space in between, in this anthology. Just as location is important, so are audiences, and what, or better, who is the public in museums and for art outside is another grounding theme of this compendium. A highlight comes from thinking about the collaboration between the museum’s educational mission and its alignment with the tenets of public art. They are both concerned with engaging audiences, building communities, and challenging power. Another critical strain is the tension between public good and private interests, which in reality, affect both museums’ operations and the sphere of public art. Unfortunately, today, this is one of major—at times inconspicuous—questions regarding the production of culture, of which museums and public art are both embroiled within. On a positive note, the book suggests that an avenue ripe for future exploration is the integration of the museum and public art through the nexus of social practice, a dialogical model of art making that centers on audiences. This approach would dismantle the distinctions of site and foreground the public, bringing people together in an enriching experience." 


For further information on Dr Martina Tanga, please click here.


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210th Birthday of Charles Darwin - Cambridge Scholars Publishing 07 February 2019

This February, join Cambridge Scholars Publishing as we voyage into the literature on Charles Darwin. Still one of the most original concepts in modern thought, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution has continued to evolve and adapt not only within the field of Life Sciences, but within the Physical, Health and Social Science realms also.

Darwin’s ‘tree of life’ concept applies well to our ethos. As outlined in our Author Promises, a core value of Cambridge Scholars Publishing is diversity, which, like biodiversity, enriches rather than dilutes the tree of knowledge. Naturally, we have selected titles that fit into a broad taxonomy: ranging from nutrition to philosophy.

To celebrate his 210th birthday, we are offering a 50% discount on the below books.

To find out more about each title, click on the image below. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code DARWIN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 7th March 2019.


This book is about evolution, and what each of us, our self and our consciousness, really are. It highlights how evolution influences the human self and what we think of as our individual personalities, our souls. The theory of evolution, first conceived by Charles Darwin, has been described as the best idea ever conceptualised, and there is quite some truth in this! Still, there is much to discover in relation to evolution, including the scope of this theory for shedding light, often in unexpected ways, on some of the major questions of life. Are humans just another animal species? Are we really more intelligent than our forefathers? What is the connection between Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Hamlet and syphilis? Evolution and I discusses and sheds light on human knowledge and evolution from a range of perspectives including morals and ethics, sex and gender, religion, artificial intelligence, and microorganisms, with often surprising conclusions.

Numerous scholarly articles and books have been written about biologic and social evolution, compassion, life’s meaning, violence and predictions of future outcomes. However, what is not often addressed, but is increasingly desperately needed, is the realization of the evolutionary survival value of caring for others. Evolution of Evolution: The Survival Value of Caring strives to link our humanities and religious philosophies to a scientific understanding of human destiny, and provide a key to meaning in our lives. Though this idea has incubated for over two decades, recent extremism in Charlottesville and global threats of inhumanity and violence make this more timely than ever for all who care about who we are and our children’s future. Furthermore, our capacity for benefit or destruction of Homo sapiens or civilization as we know it sets a ticking timer on the urgency of this realization and focused action; we don’t have ‘forever’ to ‘get it!’

Nature Alive: Essays on the Emergence of and Evolution of Living Agents pays homage to Alfred North Whitehead’s (1861-1947) profound lecture and essay entitled “Nature Alive,” which was one of his most mature expressions of his process-relational metaphysics – a holistic conceptual framework that renders vivid the dynamic character of the natural world and the intrinsic purposiveness, selective agency, and creativity of living organisms. Inspired by, but not beholden to, Whitehead’s process metaphysical “lens,” the contributors to this volume bring a multiplicity of philosophical orientations to the table in challenging the mechanistic and reductionistic neo-Darwinian paradigm that is still dominant today in the life sciences.

Nutrition and Science: A Darwinian Perspective on Nutritional Medicine offers a completely up-to-date summary of nutritional medicine as it applies to frontline medical professionals, medical students and the interested layperson. Newspapers often give contradictory and confusing reports on issues such as alcohol intake, dietary sugars versus fats and the value (or lack thereof) of taking supplements. In addition, many GPs are as confused as their patients on these matters as they get very little education in nutrition either at medical school or afterwards. However, nutritional medicine is not really that confusing. There is some disagreement among experts, but there is a consensus on the most important issues, albeit with slight variations. The book summarises these generally agreed opinions, but explains where there are differences of opinion, detailing the reasons for these.


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Meet our Authors: Nathan M. Szajnberg - January 2019 14 January 2019

Nathan M. Szajnberg was the Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis at the Hebrew University.  He was also the Wallerstein Research Fellow in Psychoanalysis (2005-2016) and has received two NIMH awards, the first in adolescent psychiatry and the second in infant psychiatry, as well as the Ticho Award.  His work concentrates on development, attachment and psychoanalysis, including its aesthetic aspects.  A graduate of the University of Chicago College and Medical School, he also completed training in General Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and later in Psychoanalysis. His major personal influences include Bruno Bettelheim, Peter Giovacchini, and Robert Wallerstein.  

He has published across a wide variety of genres including biographies, empirically researched original work, and novels. His first book published with us, Jacob and Joseph, Judaism’s Architects and Birth of the Ego Idealstudies the ancient Hebrew story of Joseph and Jacob through the lens of modern psychology, and in doing so presents a study which not only tackles the past but grapples with its relevancy for the present.

Nathan describes his first experience publishing with Cambridge Scholars as such:

“Cambridge Scholars Publishing has been a refreshing experience.  From the moment they accepted my manuscript, I have been impressed with their professionalism, concern for accuracy, and the demanding quality of their copyediting and overall design. They also have been open to my participation in designing the book cover.  Their peer review has been efficient, yet to the highest scholarly standards.  Scholarly publishing is challenging. Yet Cambridge Scholars makes the experience lively and with a dedicated group of professionals from the acquisitions editor to the designer to marketing. 

I am grateful to Cambridge Scholars and hope to continue to work with them. I believe that readers expect the highest intellectual, scholarly standards and accuracy from them.  As a psychoanalyst, I am honoured to join their ranks.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Nathan’s latest book, Jacob and Joseph, Judaism’s Architects and Birth of the Ego Ideal. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJAN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th February 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Dr Mayako Shimamoto - January 2019 14 January 2019

Dr Mayako Shimamoto is a Visiting Fellow at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. After receiving a PhD in American History from Osaka University in 2012, a summary of her dissertation was published in the Journal of American Studies from the American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) in 2013. As a historian, she also co-authored the Historical Dictionary of Japanese Foreign Policy, published in the US in 2015. Her current research focus is Japan’s nuclear policy in the context of US-Japan relations.

Henry A. Wallace’s Criticism of America’s Atomic Monopoly, 1945-1948 is the first book Dr Shimamoto has published with Cambridge Scholars. This book presents a biographical account of one of the most important individuals of the 20th century and emphasises both his commitment to peace and his influence on the outcome of the fraught post-war era.

Here is Dr Shimamoto on her first experience of publishing with us:


“When I received an email from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, it was an amazing surprise. This gave me great joy and encouragement, as my dissertation, a full description and criticism of America’s atomic policy, was neglected by a US publisher, but CSP did not. How generous and fair! The process of formatting and editing the manuscripts has been smooth, and moreover, the CSP artistic designer produced a wonderful dust cover for me. Thanks to CSP’s efforts, I have recently found that libraries of US universities are holding my book, including Amazon Japan which has started to market the book on their website!”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Henry A. Wallace’s Criticism of America’s Atomic Monopoly, 1945-1948. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJAN19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th February 2019.

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