Science And The City: The Mechanics Behind The Metropolis

Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Aug. 17, 2016
Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis

Science and the City: The Mechanics Behind the Metropolis by Laurie Winkless
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1472913213 | 304 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
? & The Mysterians (Question Mark And The Mysterians) - The Best Of ? & The Mysterians: Cameo Parkway 1966-1967 (2005)

? & The Mysterians - The Best of ? & The Mysterians: Cameo Parkway 1966-1967 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 73 Mb
Genre: Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: ABKCO | # 001877192322 | Time: 01:07:57

Abkco's 2005 compilation The Best of ? & the Mysterians: Cameo Parkway 1966-1967 is the first official CD release of the Michigan garage rocker's classic Cameo Parkway recordings, but for hardcore garage rock collectors, it might look a little bit similar to a 1995 unofficial release called Original Recordings. The discs not only share 25 tracks but they're presented in the same sequencing. Then again, that shouldn't be a surprise since both discs contain the entirety of the quintet's two full-length LPs – the 1966 96 Tears and its 1967 follow-up Action – plus the "Do Something to Me"/"Love Me Baby (Cherry July)" single. The '95 release contains five tracks that didn't make it to this release, but this has two previously unreleased versions of "Midnight Hour" and "96 Tears," neither of which were as a good as the released versions (the alternate "96 Tears" is surprisingly limp, actually).

Philip Plait - Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at April 19, 2016
Philip Plait - Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World

Philip Plait - Death from the Skies!: The Science Behind the End of the World
2009 | ISBN: 0143116045 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages [Repost]

The Abacus and the Cross: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages by Nancy Marie Brown
English | Dec. 7, 2010 | ISBN: 0465009506, 0465031447 | 328 Pages | EPUB | 4.1 MB
Science and the Enlightenment (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science)

Science and the Enlightenment (Cambridge Studies in the History of Science) by Thomas L. Hankins
English | Jan 23, 2015 | ISBN: 0521243491, 0521286190 | ASIN: B00SJFMJY8 | 226 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 11 MB

Science and the Enlightenment is a general history of eighteenth-century science covering both the physical and life sciences. It places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to which scientific ideas permeated the thought of the age.
The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece (Repost)

The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece
Publisher: Princeton University Press | ISBN: 0691138990 | edition 2010 | PDF | 392 pages | 2,6 mb

The Symptom and the Subject takes an in-depth look at how the physical body first emerged in the West as both an object of knowledge and a mysterious part of the self. Beginning with Homer, moving through classical-era medical treatises, and closing with studies of early ethical philosophy and Euripidean tragedy, this book rewrites the traditional story of the rise of body-soul dualism in ancient Greece.

Alexander the Great - The man behind the Legend  

Posted by tien1309 at May 8, 2010
Alexander the Great - The man behind the Legend

Alexander the Great - The man behind the Legend
DVDRip | English | 53mn 19s | 720x528 | AVI XviD 1321 Kbps 25.000 fps | AC-3 5.1 384Kbps 48.0KHz | 700 MB
Genre: Documentary

The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew  

Posted by Pas2059 at April 1, 2009
The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew

The Sabra: The Creation of the New Jew
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520216423 | edition 2000 | PDF | 352 pages | 1,2 mb

The Sabras were the first Israelis–the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist labor movement and the communal ideals of the kibbutz and moshav, they turned the dream of their pioneer forebears into the reality of the new State of Israel. While the Sabras made up a small minority of the new society's population, their cultural influence was enormous. Their ideals, their love of the land, their recreational culture of bonfires and singalongs, their adoption of Arab accessories, their slang and gruff, straightforward manner, together with a reserved, almost puritanical attitude toward individual relationships, came to signify the cultural fulfillment of the utopian ideal of a new Jew. Oz Almog's lively, methodical, and convincing portrayal of the Sabras addresses their lives, thought, and role in Jewish history. The most comprehensive study of this exceptional generation to date, The Sabra provides a complex and unflinching analysis of accepted norms and an impressive appraisal of the Sabra, one that any examination of new Israeli reality must take into consideration.
The Sabras became Palmach commanders, soldiers in the British Brigade, and, later, officers in the Israel Defense Forces. They served as a source of inspiration and an object of emulation for an entire society. Almog's source material is rich and varied: he uses poems, letters, youth movement and army newsletters, and much more to portray the Sabras' attitudes toward the Arabs, war, nature, work, agriculture, cooperation, and education. In any event, the Sabra remained central to the founding myth of the nation, the real Israeli, against whom later generations will be judged. Almog's pioneering book juxtaposes the myths against the realities and, in the process, limns a collective profile that brilliantly encompasses the complex forces that shaped this remarkable generation.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:09 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha

With the US set Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja - who still lives interpretation as a recreation - staged in this program his own musical meditation on death. Allusions mostly in the medieval dance of death, pieces by Dowland, Nörmiger, Gesualdo, Schubert and Kurtág serve as interludes between the movements of Schubert quartet heard here in the proper arrangement for orchestra violinist. Despite the diversity of origin and style of these pages, the musicians were able to make a coherent whole that is not without value. As for the Quartet "Girl and Death", here's a new vision where the theatricality and contrasts accused to better express the feelings of fear, anger, desire and despair prevail over the Schubert writing at times when the -ci only subtlety, magic and transparency. Force Does the line? Discerned as we want, but we will in any case to remove Patricia Kopatchinskaja commitment, intensity and inventiveness.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Rapture (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 15, 2016
Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Rapture (1995)

Siouxsie And The Banshees - The Rapture (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Polydor | # 523725-2 | Time: 00:54:12

It would have been easy to write off the Banshees after the so-so Superstition, especially given the fact that it came after two uneven and disappointing albums (including the unnecessary covers collection Through the Looking Glass) Frankly, one of punk's most consistently invigorating acts seemed to have run their course. Sure enough, The Rapture proved to be their final recording. The surprise is that it's a career highpoint. The band deny, incidentally, that they knew this was to be their last album. Quite how Siouxsie, Severin and Budgie rediscovered their chemistry is a moot point - some credited producer John Cale, who worked on four tracks - but rediscover it they did. Despite nods to the band's past in the savage "Not Forgotten," the real gems are the sunny-side-up "O, Baby" (when did Siouxsie ever sound so genuinely happy?) and an 11-minute title-track that is as dazzling as anything they have ever performed. A classic case of leaving the scene on a high note, and a fitting final chapter from one of punk's finest, and most dignified, bands.