Searching For The Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics From The Early Universe

Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe

Searching for the Oldest Stars: Ancient Relics from the Early Universe
Princeton University Press | Astronomy & Astrophysics | November 17, 2015 | ISBN-10: 0691165068 | 320 pages | pdf | 11.65 mb

Author: Frebel, Anna
Astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe in much the same way that archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth. Here, Anna Frebel—who is credited with discovering several of the oldest and most primitive stars using the world’s largest telescopes—takes readers into the far-flung depths of space and time to provide a gripping firsthand account of the cutting-edge science of stellar archaeology.
Nationalism from the Left: The Bulgarian Communist Party During the Second World War and the Early Post-War Years (repost)

Yannis Sygkelos, "Nationalism from the Left: The Bulgarian Communist Party During the Second World War and the Early Post-War Years (Balkan Studies Library)"
English | ISBN: 9004192085 | 2011 | PDF | 291 pages | 3 MB

'Nationalism from the Left' analyses the case of the BCP as a Marxist institution which increasingly adopted and adapted nationalism; it contributes to the examination of the relatively underresearched field of communist national propaganda, as only in the last decade, have researchers become interested in this topic.
A General History of All Voyages and Travels Throughout the Old and New World, From the First Ages to This Present Time

A General History of All Voyages and Travels Throughout the Old and New World, From the First Ages to This Present Time
Publisher: University of Toronto | pages: 392 | 1986-1900 | ISBN: N/A | PDF | 46 mb

A general history of all voyages and travels throughout the old and new world, from the first ages to this present time, illustrating both the ancient and modern geography, containing an accurate description of each country, its natural history and product; the religion, customs, manners, trade, [etc.] of the inhabitants, and whatsoever is curious and remarkable in any kind. An account of all discoveries hitherto made in the most remote parts, and the great usefulness of such attempts, for improving both natural and experimental philosophy; with a catalogue of all authors that have ever describ'd any part of the world, an impartial judgment and criticism on their works for discerning between the reputable and fabulous relaters; and an extract of the lives of the most considerable travellers, made English from the Paris edition (1708).

The Welsh in America: Letters From the Immigrants  

Posted by Zorginbobrin at Jan. 6, 2010
The Welsh in America: Letters From the Immigrants

Alan Conway, "The Welsh in America: Letters From the Immigrants"
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press | 2009 | ISBN 0816657378 | PDF | 352 pages | 15.9 MB

The Welsh formed a small but significant part of the great migration from Europe to the United States during the nineteenth century. In this volume they tell their own story in letters they wrote from America to their families and friends back home. The letters are highly readable, written, for the most part, in vivid and entertaining style which reveals the Welsh as an unusually literate people. The 197 letters are arranged chronologically and geographically, starting with letters that tell of the voyage across the Atlantic. Once in America, the immigrants described their experiences in the farming country of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and some of the other midwestern states. Later, as the frontier moved west, they wrote of their efforts to establish exclusive Welsh settlements on the Great Plains. From the industrial centers there are letters from coal miners and iron and steel workers. The fortune seekers who went to California in the gold rush or to the mines in Colorado are also represented. Still others tell of their search for salvation in the Mormon Zion of Utah. For each chapter or group of letters Mr. Conway has written an introduction giving the general background of the region or period and relating it to the Welsh settlers. Thus the events chronicled and the views expressed in the letters become significant in the history of the times. The majority of the letters were written in Welsh and they appear here in translation. Some were obtained from the files of old newspapers or denominational magazines; others came from the collections of the National Library of Wales or from individuals.
Theatre of Voices: The Age of Cathedrals (Music from the Magnus Liber Organi)

Theatre of Voices: The Age of Cathedrals (Music from the Magnus Liber Organi)
EAC (APE & CUE) | Classical | 1 CD / 282 MB
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France witnessed an unprecedented flowering of learning, art, and music in the twelfth century. Most of this "Renaissance" occurred within the Church all, within the great Gothic cathedrals that sprang up throughout France from the 1130s on. The cathedral was the bishop's church, the seat of ecclesiastical power and administration. Equally important, it was the center of religious life, and above all of the celebration of the liturgy, with elaborate ceremonial and festive music. Building on traditions that had long been fostered in the monasteries, the cathedral musicians drew inspiration from the brilliant and spectacular spaces that the new cathedral buildings provided, producing monophonic and polyphonic lyrical masterpieces of unprecedented dimensions, subtlery, and power. This recording explores the extraordinary musical achievements fostered by the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris and its antecedents in the great abbey of St. Martial in Limoges.
Between Necessity and Probability: Searching for the Definition and Origin of Life

Radu Popa
Between Necessity and Probability: Searching for the Definition and Origin of Life
Springer | ISBN: 3540204903 | 2004 | PDF | 260 pages | 4.8 MB

This study investigates the major theories of the origins of life in the light of modern research with the aim of distinguishing between the necessary and the optional and between deterministic and random influences in the emergence of what we call ‘life.’ Life is treated as a cosmic phenomenon whose emergence and driving force should be viewed independently from its Earth-bound natural history. The author synthesizes all the fundamental life-related developments in a comprehensive scenario, and makes the argument that understanding life in its broadest context requires a material-independent perspective that identifies its essential fingerprints.
Searching for the State in British Legal Thought: Competing Conceptions of the Public Sphere

Professor Janet McLean, "Searching for the State in British Legal Thought: Competing Conceptions of the Public Sphere"
2012 | ISBN-10: 1107022487, 1107536367 | 346 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Barnaby Brown - Spellweaving: Ancient Music from the Highlands of Scotland (2016) {Delphian Official Digital Downloads}

Barnaby Brown - Spellweaving: Ancient Music from the Highlands of Scotland (2016) {Delphian Official Digital Downloads}
FLAC (tracks) - 44kHz/16 bit - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 365 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Delphian | DCD34171
Classical / Early Music / Medieval / Scotland / Celtic / Pipes / Lyres / Hurdy-Gurdy

The patronage of elite Highland pipers collapsed after the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Worried that the classical music of the Gaels would fade away, the English-speaking gentry offered prize money for scientific notations. By 1797, Colin Campbell had written 377 pages in a unique notation based on the vocables of Hebridean ‘mouth music’, but – unintelligible to the judges in Edinburgh – Campbell’s extraordinary work of preservation has remained overlooked or misunderstood until now. Barnaby Brown’s realisations bring the musical craftsmanship of a remote culture vividly to life, giving a voice back to some of Europe’s most illustrious ancient instruments and refocusing attention on a type of music whose trance-inducing long spans and elaborate formal patterning echo the knots and spells of Celtic culture.

X-Men - The Adamantium Collection (2014)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at April 23, 2016
X-Men - The Adamantium Collection (2014)

X-Men - The Adamantium Collection (2014)
English | CBR | 674 pages | 1.01 GB

Collects X-Men (1963) #1, #57-59 And #141; Uncanny X-Men (1981) #142 And #500; Marvel Graphic Novel #5; X-Men (1991) #1-3 And #30; New X-Men (2001) #114-116; Astonishing X-Men (2004) #1-6; And All-New X-Men #1-5.
It's the best and brightest moments from the mighty mutants' long and storied history like you've never seen them before - and packed with extras! Thrill to the X-Men's debut, seminal battles against Magneto and the Sentinels, the classic "Days of Future Past" and "God Loves, Man Kills" stories, Magneto's return, Cyclops and Jean Grey's wedding, Cassandra Nova's deadly attack on mutantkind, the discovery of a cure for mutation, the X-Men's exodus to San Francisco, and the original teen team's shocking arrival in the present day!
What on Earth Happened?: The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day

Christopher Lloyd, "What on Earth Happened?: The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day"
ISBN: 0747594597 | 2008 | EPUB | 416 pages | 22 MB