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Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything)
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 11 Jul 2022 02:36 | Comments : 1

Meetings with Remarkable Men (All and Everything)
Penguin | ISBN0140190376 | 2021-09-27 | PDF | 320 pages | 2.31 MB

Right around the turn of the 20th century, G.I. Gurdjieff initiated a group of spiritual adventurers called the "Seekers of Truth." These intrepid intellectuals of every stripe crisscrossed Africa and Asia in search of the hidden mysteries of antiquity. In Meetings with Remarkable Men, Gurdjieff narrates their exploits while drawing portraits of these extraordinary figures (including one woman and a dog). Half travel journal, half autobiography, Meetings with Remarkable Men begins with Gurdieff's childhood, when he finds his book learning at odds with paranormal events that were self-evident but inexplicable through modern science. Later he discovers a map of "pre-sands Egypt" and evidence of the Sarmound Brotherhood, alleged keepers of ancient wisdom dating back four and a half millennia. He climbs the Himalayas, follows the Nile, and is led blindfolded to a mysterious monastery. In his encounters with dervishes, monks, and fakirs, Gurdjieff recovers the wisdom he seeks; by comparison, European understanding, he says, is backwards and barbaric. A controversial figure in his time, Gurdjieff inspired deep love and loyalty in his pupils and ridicule from skeptics. At the bookends of Meetings with Remarkable Men, Gurdjieff suggests the value of blurring the line between allegory and straight reporting. But then what exactly is Meetings with Remarkable Men? You be the judge. --Brian Bruya
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 11 Jul 2022 02:33 | Comments : 4

Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
National Academy Press | ISBN 0309069874 | 2021-09-30 | PDF | 266 pages | 4.31 MB

We all know that water and sound move in waves-but gravity? In Marcia Bartusiak's new book, we are introduced to the physics of gravity waves-or vibrations in space-time. We learn about the new generation of observatories, now being completed worldwide, that will give astronomers not just a new window on the cosmos but a whole new sense with which to explore the heavens. Instead of collecting light waves or radio waves, these novel instruments will allow scientists to listen to the very rhythms of the universe, adding an auditory dimension to the grand images we study through powerful telescopes.
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 11 Jul 2022 02:14 | Comments : 3

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
Princeton University Press | ISBN 0691019835 | 2022-02-01 | PDF | 532 pages | 1.31 MB

This classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. When Walter Kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, part proto-Nazi, and almost wholly unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche nearly single-handedly, presenting his works as one of the great achievements of Western philosophy.
I Am a Mathematician
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 11 Jul 2022 02:04 | Comments : 1

I Am a Mathematician
The MIT Press | ISBN 0262730073 | 2021-08-15 | PDF | 380 pages | 1.31 MB

Well written biography - what can I say else? It was very interesting to read the book.
Every Second Counts
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 11 Jul 2022 01:59 | Comments : 2

Every Second Counts
Broadway | ISBN 0385508719 |2003-10-07 | PDF | 246 pages | 1.31 MB

The four-time Tour de France winner and number 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an inspirational account of his recent personal and professional victories—and some failures—and an intimate glimpse into how almost dying taught him to really live. Since the release of his megabestseller, It’s Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong has enjoyed a new series of thrilling rides, from the birth of his twin daughters, to an astounding succession of Tour de France triumphs, to being chosen as Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2002. Continuing the inspiring story begun in his first book, Every Second Counts captures the mind-set of a man who has beaten incredible odds and considers each day an opportunity for excellence.
Leonhard Euler
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 11 Jul 2022 01:52 | Comments : 7

Leonhard Euler
Birkhäuser Basel | ISBN 3764375388 | 2021-09-30 | PDF | 160 pages | 4.31 MB

Euler was not only by far the most productive mathematician in the history of mankind, but also one of the greatest scholars of all time. He attained, like only a few scholars, a degree of popularity and fame which may well be compared with that of Galilei, Newton, or Einstein. Moreover he was a cosmopolitan in the truest sense of the word; he lived during his first twenty years in Basel, was active altogether for more than thirty years in Petersburg and for a quarter of a century in Berlin. Leonhard Euler’s unusually rich life and broadly diversified activity in the immediate vicinity of important personalities which have made history, may well justify an exposition. This book is based in part on unpublished sources and comes right out of the current research on Euler. It is entirely free of formulae as it has been written for a broad audience with interests in the history of culture and science.
Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Godel
Posted By : mowmow | Date : 10 Jul 2022 21:28 | Comments : 3

Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Godel
A K Peters, Ltd | ISBN 1568812566 | 2022-05-28 | PDF | 376 pages | 24.31 MB

This authoritative biography of Kurt Gödel relates the life of this most important logician of our time to the development of the field. Gödel’s seminal achievements that changed the perception and foundations of mathematics are explained in the context of his life from turn of the century Austria to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Diarios de Kurt Cobain
Posted By : Buaires | Date : 29 Jun 2022 02:27 | Comments : 5

Diarios de Kurt Cobain
Author: Kurt Cobain | Editorial: Mondadori | ISBN:8439720335 | Ed. 2006 | pdf, 256 pages | language: spanish | 30 MB

El amor a la música y a su familia coexistieron dentro de la piel de Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) con la adicción a la heroína, el dolor por una infancia sin cariño, algunas fantasías violentas y el desprecio por los periodistas de música, según relata el propio cantante en sus "Diarios", que acaban de ser lanzados en la Argentina. El cantante y guitarrista de Nirvana, el más exitoso grupo de "grounge" rock estadounidense, escribió entre 1988 y 1994 -año de su suicidio- sus reflexiones cotidianas y sus deseos más secretos: todo aparece minuciosamente registrado en los "Diarios", que salieron a la venta en Estados Unidos el año pasado y han sido publicados en español por la colección "Reservoir Books" del sello Mondadori. El material, vendido por Courtney Love por cuatro millones de dólares, recopila seis años (1988-1994) de cartas no enviadas, dibujos, notas manuscritas, comentarios humorísticos, reseñas inventadas, diatribas de rockero malhumorado y viñetas.
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days
Posted By : maxim75 | Date : 28 Jun 2022 15:52 | Comments : 2

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days
Apress | ISBN: 1590597141 | January 22, 2022 | 500 pages | RAR | PDF | 15M

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company.
Pilsudski - A biography by his wife
Posted By : alarminik | Date : 24 Jun 2022 20:02 | Comments : 1

Pilsudski - A biography by his wife
Dodd, Mead and Company | ISBN: 0451803971 | PDF | 21 Mb | 361 pages

This book tells true story about one of the most outstanding politicians, strategist and nation leader who have ever been born in Poland. It is also opportunity to face up to old-fashioned vocabulary and gain some informations about difficult history of Poland.
Contemporary Novelists, 7th Edition
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 22 Jun 2022 08:29 | Comments : 0

Josh Lauer, Neil Schlager, «Contemporary Novelists, 7th Edition»
St. James Press | ISBN: 1558624082 | 7 edition (October 10, 2021) | 1200 pages | PDF | 5.6 Mb

This 7th edition of Contemporary Novelists includes biographies, bibliographies and critical essays on approximately 650 contemporary writers, 100 new to this edition. Includes nationality and title indexes.
Confessions of a Street Addict
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 12 Jun 2022 17:53 | Comments : 2

James J. Cramer, «Confessions of a Street Addict»
Simon & Schuster | ISBN: 0743224884 | June 3, 2022 | 352 pages | PDF | 12 Mb

It's hard to think of anyone more intense or opinionated, or who wears as many hats as James Cramer. In Confessions of a Street Addict, the man who first made a name for himself on Wall Street successfully managing his hedge fund--and then became famous on Main Street with his manic appearances on CNBC--tells the improbable story of his career as journalist, Wall Street pundit, Internet entrepreneur, and television commentator. For the most part, Cramer manages to avoid the self-congratulatory hype that mars so many books of this ilk; in fact, what makes Confessions so compelling are the shots that Cramer takes at himself, be it his now infamous capitulation during the stock market panic of October 1998, when he wrote a piece for TheStreet.com advising readers of an impending crash just as the market began to rebound, or the callous way he treated so many around him in pursuit of the next trade. Here's an informative, honest, and rollicking read for fans of CNBC, TheStreet.com, or anyone who has ever lost sleep thinking about their portfolios.
Business the Richard Branson Way: 10 Secrets of the World's Greatest Brand Builder
Posted By : outcaast | Date : 10 Jun 2022 09:38 | Comments : 1

«Business the Richard Branson Way: 10 Secrets of the World's Greatest Brand Builder (Big Shots Series)»
Des Dearlove | Capstone | ISBN: 1841127647 | 3 edition (April 27, 2022) | 188 pages | PDF | 1 Mb

In many ways, Richard Branson and his company the Virgin Group are unique. In an era dominated by strategists, Branson is an opportunist with an uncanny knack of sniffing out great deals where others hesitate or fear to tread. Never before has a single brand been so successfully deployed across such a diverse range of goods and services. Branson is the ultimate brand builder. So how does he do it? Now bought completely up to date for this new edition, Business the Richard Branson Way, not only reveals the secrets of Branson's remarkable success but also draws out the universal lessons and identifies strategies that can be applied to any business or career. From picking on someone bigger than you to moving faster than a speeding bullet, and from making work fun to keeping the common touch, you have in your hands the secrets of phenomenal success.
Film Remakes
Posted By : pariman | Date : 04 Jun 2022 16:57 | Comments : 2

Constantine Verevis, "Film Remakes"
Palgrave Macmillan | ISBN 1403974284 | March 16, 2022 | PDF | 244 Pages | 0.67MB

This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic account of the phenomenon of cinematic remaking. Drawing upon recent theories of genre and intertextuality, Film Remakes describes remaking as both an elastic concept and a complex situation, one enabled and limited by the interrelated roles and practices of industry, critics, and audiences. This approach to remaking is developed across three broad sections: the first deals with issues of production, including commerce and authors; the second considers genre, plots, and structures; and the third investigates issues of reception, including audiences and institutions.
Hollywood Beyond the Screen: Design and Material Culture
Posted By : pariman | Date : 04 Jun 2022 16:44 | Comments : 1

Anne Massey, "Hollywood Beyond the Screen: Design and Material Culture"
Berg Publishers | ISBN 1859733166 | July 1, 2022 | PDF | 224 pages | ~1MB

"In this well-researched book, film scholar Massey looks at the impact of art deco, introduced in 1925 at the Exposition des Arts Decoratif in Paris, on material culture in general and on design in Hollywood films in particular from the 1920s through the 1950s ... Solidly grounded in the history of architectural design and fashion in the US and Britain and informed by recent work on gender and material culture, the book focuses on the impact of style moderne on everyday life within British working-class culture, ranging from the design of factories, cinemas, and seaside resorts to trends in makeup, hairstyles, and fashion."