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 comfortably.
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
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 incude 2 books, the Alpha Nutrition Program,
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.