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Thus Spoke Galileo: The Great Scientist's Ideas and Their Relevance to the Present Day
Posted By : anjer | Date : 07 Oct 2021 07:40 | Comments : 4

Andrea Frova, Mariapiera Marenzana, Thus Spoke Galileo: The Great Scientist's Ideas and Their Relevance to the Present Day
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0198566255 | 2006 | PDF | 2 MB | 514 pages

You might know what is said about Galileo, but not many people know what Galileo himself actually said! His elusive and often misquoted discourse has resulted, over the years, in slurs against his name and reputation as a scientist. Let him speak then, so that he can bring to everyone's attention his message of reason, of intellectual honesty, and of free thinking. A message that, more than ever, is of great relevance in the rampant irrationality of the new millennium.

iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
Posted By : codenamez | Date : 04 Oct 2021 04:16 | Comments : 1

Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon, "iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business"
Wiley | 368 pages | 2006 | ISBN: 0471787841 | PDF | 27MB

iCon takes a look at the most astounding figure in a business era noted for its mavericks, oddballs, and iconoclasts. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Jeffrey Young and William Simon provide new perspectives on the legendary creation of Apple, detail Jobs’s meteoric rise, and the devastating plunge that left him not only out of Apple, but out of the computer-making business entirely. This unflinching and completely unauthorized portrait reveals both sides of Jobs’s role in the remarkable rise of the Pixar animation studio, also re-creates the acrimony between Jobs and Disney’s Michael Eisner, and examines Jobs’s dramatic his rise from the ashes with his recapture of Apple. The authors examine the takeover and Jobs’s reinvention of the company with the popular iMac and his transformation of the industry with the revolutionary iPod. iCon is must reading for anyone who wants to understand how the modern digital age has been formed, shaped, and refined by the most influential figure of the age–a master of three industries: movies, music, and computers.
I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
Posted By : chiquitas | Date : 02 Oct 2021 19:52 | Comments : 5

I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
Publisher: Chicago Review Press(2021-10-28) | ISBN:1556525893 | DJVU | 2.5 Mb | 320 pages

The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. She traveled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. As a member of the GTO's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell–all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.
Fifty Eastern Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)
Posted By : chiquitas | Date : 02 Oct 2021 19:41 | Comments : 3

Fifty Eastern Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)
Publisher: Routledge(2000-01) | ISBN:0415202841 | DJVU | 3.75 Mb | 425 pages

This new and expanded update of the popular Thirty-five Oriental Philosophers is an accessible introduction to the most prominent figures in Eastern thought, from earliest times to the present day. From traditional philosophers such as Confucius and Zoroaster, to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, the authors cover the development of each thinker's philosophy and analyze his essential ideas. This useful reference also features introductions discussing the major eastern philosophical traditions, and a glossary of key terms. Students beginning to study Asian philosophy, and anyone with an interest in the subject will find this an invaluable handbook on the thinkers and main tenets of eastern thought.
Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President
Posted By : chiquitas | Date : 02 Oct 2021 19:36 | Comments : 5

Lyndon B. Johnson: Portrait of a President
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA (2022-01-08) | ISBN:0195159209 | PDF | 1.5 Mb | 396 pages

Robert Dallek's brilliant two-volume biography of Lyndon Johnson has received an avalanche of praise. Michael Beschloss, in The Los Angeles Times, said that it "succeeds brilliantly." The New York Times called it "rock solid" and The Washington Post hailed it as "invaluable." And Sidney Blumenthal in The Boston Globe wrote that it was "dense with astonishing incidents." Now Dallek has condensed his two-volume masterpiece into what is surely the finest one-volume biography of Johnson available. Based on years of research in over 450 manuscript collections and oral histories, as well as numerous personal interviews, this biography follows Johnson, the "human dynamo," from the Texas hill country to the White House. We see LBJ, in the House and the Senate, whirl his way through sixteen- and eighteen-hour days, talking, urging, demanding, reaching for influence and power, in an uncommonly successful congressional career. Then, in the White House, we see Johnson as the visionary leader who worked his will on Congress like no president before or since, enacting a range of crucial legislation, from Medicare and environmental protection to the most significant advances in civil rights for black Americans ever achieved. And we see the depth of Johnson's private anguish as he became increasingly ensnared in Vietnam. In these pages Johnson emerges as a man of towering intensity and anguished insecurity, of grandiose ambition and grave self-doubt, a man who was brilliant, crude, intimidating, compassionate, overbearing, driven: "A tornado in pants." Gracefully written and delicately balanced, this singular biography reveals both the greatness and the tangled complexities of one of the most extravagant characters ever to step onto the presidential stage.
You're Not Stupid! Get the Truth: A Brief on the Bush Presidency
Posted By : chiquitas | Date : 02 Oct 2021 19:24 | Comments : 3

You're Not Stupid! Get the Truth: A Brief on the Bush Presidency
Publisher: Progressive Press(2004-06) | ISBN:093085232X | DJVU | 2.5 Mb | 300 pages

Information is power, and in this day and age, most Americans are powerless. That's why this book is written for you, a busy person, to collect the key points scattered in a score of new political books in this election year.
The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii
Posted By : anjer | Date : 02 Oct 2021 10:21 | Comments : 2

W. J. Leatherbarrow, The Cambridge Companion to Dostoevskii
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521654734 | 2002 | PDF | 3 MB | 261 pages

Key dimensions of Dostoevskii's writing and life are explored in this collection of specially commissioned essays. While remaining accessible to an undergraduate and non-specialist readership, the essays as a whole seek to renegotiate the terms in which Dostoevskii and his works are to be approached. This is achieved by replacing the conventional 'life and works' format by one that seeks instead to foreground key aspects of the cultural context in which those works were produced.
Die Edda. Götterlieder, Heldenlieder und Spruchweisheiten der Germanen
Posted By : zoneno | Date : 29 Sep 2021 13:24 | Comments : 1

Die Edda. Götterlieder, Heldenlieder und Spruchweisheiten der Germanen
Anaconda( 2007-03 ) | ISBN: 3866471025 | German | PDF | 13.52 Mb | 288 pages

Die "Edda" ist die bedutendste Sammlung altnordischer Götter- und Heldenlieder des Mittelalters. Sie überliefert den Glaubens- und Sagenschatz der Wikinger und Germanen und wurde vermutlich im 13. Jahrhundert zusammengetragen. Den größten Raum nehmen dabei die Erzählungen aus der Nibelungensage ein, die später im berühmten "Nibelungenlied" verarbeitet wurden und auch Richard Wagner zu seinem "Ring der Nibelungen" inspirierten. Ein außergewöhnliches Leseerlebnis mit Texten von betörender Kraft und lyrischer Dichte in der Übertragung von Karl Simrock.
The Crusades: Biographies
Posted By : Buaires | Date : 24 Sep 2021 19:11 | Comments : 4

J. Sydney Jones, "The Crusades: Biographies"
Publisher: Thomson Gale (Uxl) | ISBN: 0787691771 | 2004 Year | PDF, 226 pages | language: english | 16 MB

The Crusades covers everything from the First Crusade (1095-99) through the Ninth Crusade (1271-72). The Crusades: Biographies explores many key figures, such as Pope Urban II, Saladin, Pope Innocent III, Peter the Hermit, Richard I of England, Frederick I of Germany, Francis of Assisi, Stephen of Cloyes and others.
The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
Posted By : anjer | Date : 20 Sep 2021 08:12 | Comments : 3

Donald K. McKim, The Cambridge Companion to Martin Luther (Cambridge Companions to Religion)
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521016738 | 2003 | PDF | 1 MB | 338 pages

Martin Luther (1483-1546) stands as one of the giant figures in history. His activities, writings, and legacy have had a huge effect on the western world. This Cambridge Companion provides an accessible introduction to Martin Luther for students of theology and history and for others interested in the life, work and thought of the first great Protestant reformer. The book contains eighteen chapters by an international array of major Luther scholars. Historians and theologians join here to present a full picture of Luther's contexts, the major themes in his writings, and the ways in which his ideas spread and have continuing importance today.
Franco: Soldier, Commander, Dictator (Military Profiles)
Posted By : anjer | Date : 18 Sep 2021 20:11 | Comments : 1

Geoffrey Jensen, Franco: Soldier, Commander, Dictator (Military Profiles)
Potomac Books Inc. | ISBN 1574886444 | 2005 | PDF | 1 MB | 163 pages

Born into a military family in 1892, Francisco Franco first made a name for himself leading attacks against rebellious Moroccan warlords and tribesmen and by 1926 was promoted to brigadier general. His role in the ruthless suppression of the 1934 revolution by coal miners in Asturias sealed his reputation for brutality, although Franco saw it as simply carrying out an order in the most efficient manner possible. In 1936, as head of Spain's formidable Army of Africa, Franco joined a military revolt against the Popular Front government of the republic. He quickly secured the support of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, touching off more than two years of bloody civil war. Within months of the wars outbreak he became generali
Francis Crick and James Watson: And the Building Blocks of Life
Posted By : anjer | Date : 10 Sep 2021 21:52 | Comments : 3

Edward Edelson, Francis Crick and James Watson: And the Building Blocks of Life
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195139712 | 2000 | PDF | 0.5 MB | 113 pages

The names of James Watson and Francis Crick are bound together forever because the scientific discovery they made was truly a joint enterprise. As Edward Edelson reveals in this intriguing biography, Watson and Crick were the first to describe the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, the molecule that carries our genes and determines everything from the color of our eyes to the shape of our fingernails. Even though Watson and Crick's collaboration lasted only a few years, their achievement was enough to tie their names together forever in the history of science and to establish a firm footing for what was then a radical new branch of science: molecular biology. In doing so, they paved the way for the early detection of genetic diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, and for new scientific leaps such as animal cloning.
The Cambridge Companion to St Paul
Posted By : anjer | Date : 09 Sep 2021 19:52 | Comments : 2

James D. G. Dunn, The Cambridge Companion to St Paul
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521786940 | 2003 | PDF | 1 MB | 314 pages

The apostle Paul has been justifiably described as the first and greatest Christian theologian. His letters were among the earliest documents to be included in the New Testament and, as such, they influenced Christian thinking from its very beginning. This Companion provides an important assessment of the apostle as well as a new appreciation of his continuing contemporary significance. With eighteen chapters written by a team of well-known international Pauline specialists, the collection will have wide appeal and be an invaluable point of departure for subsequent studies.
The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction
Posted By : anjer | Date : 09 Sep 2021 19:23 | Comments : 4

John Phillips, The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0192804693 | 2005 | PDF | 1 MB | 160 pages

Hailed by the early 20th-century French poet Guillaume Apollinaire as ‘the freest spirit who ever lived’, but demonized throughout the last two hundred years as a misogynistic pornographer, and as the original proponent of sexual sadism and lustmurder, the Marquis de Sade is a creature of myth. The popular assumption that Sade was as sadistic as his monstrous fictional villains is still current today among the majority of the population who have never read a line of his work. In fact, Sade’s thought, which is expressed at great length in novels, short stories, plays, critical essays, and personal correspondence, is considerably more complex than allowed by any of the simplistic labels, positive or negative, associated with this mythical reputation.
John Dee 1527 - 1608 - Charlotte Fell Smith
Posted By : Shaytan | Date : 09 Sep 2021 00:47 | Comments : 2
John Dee 1527 - 1608 - The Secret Life of Queen Elizabeth I's Astrologer

Charlotte Fell-Smith , "John Dee 1527 - 1608 - The Secret Life of Queen Elizabeth I's Astrologer"
PDF | ISBN 0892541040 | Year 1909 | 157 pages | English | 1.34 MB

The first complete biography of the 14th-century scientist, philosopher, and magician. Essential for students who want a full understanding of the ground from which the Western esoteric arts have grown.