The world is moving toward eBooks and other digital content. Printed books
retain the pleasure of holding a real book but printing on paper and
distributing books to readers involves many layers of costs and environmental
degradation that can be avoided with electronic distribution of information and
After two decades of experimentation with eBook formats and readers, we have
had the best results with Adobe PDF files as downloads. The only stipulation is
that the receiving device can store, read, and properly display PDF files.
Desktop computers offer luxurious accommodation - big screens, big keyboards,
and big storage capacity and are the best options for serious learning and work.
Many new portable devices including lighter laptops, smaller net books, tablets,
and a variety of smart phones have appeared. In 2010, Apple introduced the iPad
with a full color screen. Many competitive tables are being introduced. Screen
size is the deciding factor when you attempt to read and understand the contents
of an eBook.
We continue to have misgivings about attempting to read books on small
screens. Even 15" laptop screens are confining. We know that people who attempt
to read our webpages and books on smart phones cannot enjoy the full benefit of
our best efforts. They have difficulty understanding the rich information we
provide and often cannot handle transactions online. They only get a small
sample of what we offer. We use dual 25" monitors in our office workstations and
enjoy reading Web Pages and PDF files in full color. To us, attempting to read
meaningful text on a smart phone can become an exercise in frustration.
eBooks as Adobe PDF Files
PDF files are the standard for
electronic document distribution worldwide. Adobe has provide free downloads of
their PDF reader for many years. Most regular computer users already have
Adobe's Reader installed and the reader is integrated into Microsoft's internet
explorer. The program is updated regularly as a free service. Adobe PDF files
are compact and can be shared, viewed, and navigated by everyone. When you use
the Adobe Reader, you can click on a topic in the table of contents. In
some versions you can use bookmarks to jump thru the text. You can also use the
search ( find) function to look for keywords or phrases. Our books allow you to
mark, copy, paste and print text.
Amazon's Kindle was a leader in the monochrome, paper-like display
screen that has evolved quickly into affordable and versatile devices. Amazon
provides eBook downloads via wireless connections. The latest Kindle has a built
in PDF reader. You can send PDF documents via your @Kindle address or drag and
drop PDF files from your computer to your Kindle (when connected via USB). The
Kindle DX( released in April 2010) has an 8-inch by 11-inch screen that displays
our PDF books with all the formatting that we create. The smaller Kindle 2 shows
the PDF pages intact, but the font size is not scalable and is too small to read
Smart phones with internet access, reading and writing capabilities are
becoming the new personal digital assistants. Several smart phones with larger,
full color screens will display a microscopic version of webpage and eBooks. We
hope that readers will study our books. To accomplish meaningful learning they
need a larger format display.
The Alpha Online site is programmed for physical shipments to the US and
Canada. eBook downloads from Alpha Online can be ordered from many more
countries, using Pay Pal as payment for immediate downloads. We encourage
international customers to order eBooks rather than print books. The cost of
shipping books is increasing. eBooks are low cost with no shipping charges.
Downloads are immediate. eBooks are portable and can be sent anywhere in the
world with no shipping cost. eBooks are a good way to review a book before you
decide to buy a printed version. eBooks are printable, you can copy selected
texts and paste into a word processor.
Starter Packs are
bundles of books and formulas that help you get started solving your health
problems. Starter packs are sold at a discount to make it easy and affordable
for you to learn more and try out the formula. Starter packs include 2 books,
the Alpha Nutrition Program, and an additional book that explains in detail your
health problem plus one 500 Gram jar of nutrient formula. You can try the
nutrient formula, evaluate its effects and learn how you can use it as a tool of
nutritional therapy to help solve your health problem. After reading the program
instructions, you decide when you want to start the program, order more formula
and get busy solving your health problems. If you are not ready for a starter
pack, order books separately.
Formulas and Printed books are shipped to all destinations in Canada and USA.
Prices are listed in Canadian dollars. US $ cost is lower and depends on the
daily dollar exchange rate. Click Add to Cart buttons to begin and order for
mail delivery (US and Canada). All books can be downloaded as PDF files. Click
the Download buttons to order
eBooks for download. Pay by Pay Pal for immediate download. Click the book
titles (center column) to read topics from each book.
The Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is the standard for electronic
document (eBook ) distribution worldwide. Adobe PDF preserves fonts, formatting,
graphics, and colors in source documents. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be
shared, viewed, and navigated by anyone with free software. Most regular
computer users already have Adobe's Reader installed and the reader is
integrated into Microsoft's internet explorer.
Alpha Nutrition is
a registered trademark and a division of
Environmed Research Inc., Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada. In
business since 1984. Online since 1995.