Books

The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) [Repost]

The Canadian Space Program: From Black Brant to the International Space Station (Springer Praxis Books) by Andrew B. Godefroy
English | 12 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319401041 | 336 Pages | PDF | 24.19 MB

Canada’s space efforts from its origins towards the end of the Second World War through to its participation in the ISS today are revealed in full in this complete and carefully researched history.
Light Scattering Reviews, Volume 11: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer (Springer Praxis Books)

Light Scattering Reviews, Volume 11: Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer (Springer Praxis Books) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
English | 23 May 2016 | ISBN: 3662495368 | 532 Pages | EPUB | 12.3 MB

This is the eleventh volume in the series Light Scattering Reviews, devoted to current knowledge of light scattering problems and both experimental and theoretical research techniques related to their solution. The focus of this volume is to describe modern advances in radiative transfer and light scattering optics.

BBC - The Secret Life of Children's Books (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 22, 2016
BBC - The Secret Life of Children's Books (2016)

BBC - The Secret Life of Children's Books (2016)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3233 Kbps | 2x~29mn | 1.41 GB
Audio: English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Classic books are considered with a fresh eye. Returning to the authors' original manuscripts and letters, expert writers and performers bring their personal insights to these great works.

Channel 4 - Britain's Favourite Children's Books (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 23, 2016
Channel 4 - Britain's Favourite Children's Books (2015)

Channel 4 - Britain's Favourite Children's Books (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1980 Kbps | 1h 11mn | Audio: English AAC 121 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.05 GiB
Genre: Documentary

A celebration of children's books presented by David Walliams, who counts down all the way from 50 to one. The show features guest appearances from Miranda Hart, Rob Brydon, Sarah Hadland, Meera Syal, Rufus Hound, Grace Dent and Levison Wood - who re-live their childhood experiences. David visits Paddington station with Michael Bond, takes tea with Judith Kerr, and visits Sir Quentin Blake's studio while he brings to life some of Roald Dahl's classics. Julia Donaldson, Michael Morpurgo, Lauren Childs, Michael Rosen and Dame Jacqueline Wilson all bring their work to life in conversation. And as an extra treat, Julie Walters and Martin Freeman read extracts from the top 50, including Treasure Island, Just William and The Hobbit.

BBC - The Secret Life of Books Series 2 (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 4, 2015
BBC - The Secret Life of Books Series 2 (2015)

BBC - The Secret Life of Books Series 2 (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2743 Kbps | 6x~28min | Audio: English AAC 124 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 3.54 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Six classic British books are considered with a fresh eye. Returning to the authors' original manuscripts and letters, expert writers and performers bring their personal insights to these great works.

BBC - Time Shift: The Ladybird Books Story (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 28, 2015
BBC - Time Shift: The Ladybird Books Story (2013)

BBC - Time Shift: The Ladybird Books Story (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2549 Kbps | 58mn 29s | Audio: English AAC 125 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.11 GiB
Genre: Documentary

To millions of people, Ladybird books were as much a part of childhood as battery-powered torches and warm school milk. These now iconic pocket-sized books once informed us on such diverse subjects as how magnets work, what to look for in winter and how to make decorations out of old eggshells. But they also helped to teach many of us to read via a unique literacy scheme known as 'key words'. Ladybird books were also a visual treat - some of the best-known contemporary illustrators were recruited to provide images which today provide a perfect snapshot of the lost world of Ladybirdland: a place that is forever the gloriously ordinary, orderly 1950s.

Prospero's Books (1991)  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at July 16, 2015
Prospero's Books (1991)

Prospero's Books (1991)
A Film by Peter Greenway
Enhanced DVDRip | MKV | AVC @ 11.4 Mbps, 25.0 fps | 1280 x 720 | 2hr 1min | 9.67 GB
English AC-3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps, 48 KHz, 16-bits | Subtitle: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Russian
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

This film is essentially images and motion choreographed to music (this realization struck me during the opening credit sequence in one viewing). Now, it's an unusual ballet: The "music" includes the mellifluous recitation of "The Tempest" by Gielgud, and the choreography includes things like digital manipulation of images, and the images are heavily influenced by renaissance paintings, but I maintain that the film is, fundamentally, a ballet.
Sho o suteyo machi e deyou / Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets - by Shûji Terayama (1971)

Sho o suteyo machi e deyou / Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets - by Shuji Terayama (1971)
BDRip | Japanese + Russian | 704x528 | Xvid, ~2059 kbps | AC3, 192 kbps | 2.17 GB
Subs: English, Russian | Art-house, Drama, Music

An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes.

BBC - Bringing Books to Life 2: Learning Zone (2013)  Video

Posted by Polik88 at May 13, 2015
BBC - Bringing Books to Life 2: Learning Zone (2013)

BBC - Bringing Books to Life 2: Learning Zone (2013)
HDTV | English | MKV (H264) 25.000 fps 2669 Kbps | 1280x720 | AAC 160 Kbps 48.0 khz | 59mn 0s | 1.10 GB
Genre: Documentary

Bringing Books to Life is back, taking us on another wonderful adventure into the worlds of some of the best books written for primary-age children. The real and animated worlds collide to suggest the wonder that is contained within the pages of each book and the larger-than-life imaginations of a range of celebrity presenters.

BBC - Bringing Books to Life 1: Learning Zone (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 4, 2015
BBC - Bringing Books to Life 1: Learning Zone (2012)

BBC - Bringing Books to Life 1: Learning Zone (2012)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2434 Kbps | 59mn 45s | Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.09 GiB
Genre: Documentary

A wonderful adventure into the worlds of some of the best children's books written for primary aged children. The real and animated worlds collide to reveal the wonder that is contained within the pages of each book and the larger-than-life imaginations of the celebrity presenters as they explore the stories that they hold dear. Through the course of the series, we learn how these celebrities discovered these treasured books, what they mean to them and why they love to read. From madcap comedies like The Giggler Treatment, through to mystery capers such as The Demon Headmaster, via Roald Dahl's iconic George's Marvellous Medicine, the series touches on the huge range of reading experiences available to young people and encourages viewers to explore and develop their own taste in books.