Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman [repost]

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman [repost]

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (1 ch) | Duration: 20:06:13 | 2011 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B004LQ6MBA | 552 MB
Genre: Biographies

From the author of the national best seller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science."

"The Revolutions of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims and Practice of Ancient Greek Science" (Repost)

"The Revolutions of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims and Practice of Ancient Greek Science" (Repost)

G. E. R. Lloyd, "The Revolutions of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims and Practice of Ancient Greek Science"
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520067428 | edition 1989 | PDF | 641 pages | 2,17 mb

G.E.R. Lloyd's wide-ranging and historical study of the development of Greek science is a valuable contribution to current debates in the philosophy of language, on the analysis of scientific revolutions, and the rationality of science.

"The Revolutions of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims and Practice of Ancient Greek Science" (Repost)

"The Revolutions of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims and Practice of Ancient Greek Science" (Repost)

G. E. R. Lloyd, "The Revolutions of Wisdom: Studies in the Claims and Practice of Ancient Greek Science"
Publisher: University of California Press | ISBN: 0520067428 | edition 1989 | PDF | 641 pages | 2,17 mb

G.E.R. Lloyd's wide-ranging and historical study of the development of Greek science is a valuable contribution to current debates in the philosophy of language, on the analysis of scientific revolutions, and the rationality of science.

Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench (repost)

Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench (repost)

Mark Titus, "Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench"
ISBN: 0385535104 | 2012 | EPUB/MOBI | 272 pages | 353 KB/424 KB

1914: The Coming of the First World War - Laqueur and Mosse (1966)

1914: The Coming of the First World War - Laqueur and Mosse (1966)

Walter Laqueur and George L. Mosse (editors), "1914: The Coming of the First World War"
Harper Torchbooks, The Academy Library, Journal of Contemporary History 3 | 1966 | ISBN: none | 301 pgs. | PDF | 113MB

The Wars of the Romans: A Critical Edition and Translation of De Armis Romanis (repost)

The Wars of the Romans: A Critical Edition and Translation of De Armis Romanis (repost)

The Wars of the Romans: A Critical Edition and Translation of De Armis Romanis
by Alberico Gentili, Benedict Kingsbury, Benjamin Straumann, David Lupher
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0199600511 | 440 pages | PDF | 3.64 MB

The Puzzles of Politics: Inquiries into the Genesis and Transformation of International Relations

The Puzzles of Politics: Inquiries into the Genesis and Transformation of International Relations

Friedrich Kratochwil - The Puzzles of Politics: Inquiries into the Genesis and Transformation of International Relations
Published: 2010-10-22 | ISBN: 0415581028, 041558101X | PDF | 304 pages | 10.14 MB

Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism

Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism

Zachary Lockman - Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism
Published: 2004-08-16 | ISBN: 0521620805 | PDF | 332 pages | 4 MB

Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: The Once and Future Delta

Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: The Once and Future Delta

John Day, George Paul Kemp, Angelina Freeman, David P. Muth - Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta: The Once and Future Delta
Published: 2014-05-28 | ISBN: 9401787328 | PDF | 194 pages | 10 MB

1946: The Making of the Modern World (Repost)

1946: The Making of the Modern World (Repost)

1946: The Making of the Modern World
Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market Ed. edition | 2014 | ISBN: 0230758002 | 373 pages | PDF + EPUB | (4,7 + 4,8) MB

With the end of the Second World War, a new world was born. The peace agreements that brought the conflict to an end implemented decisions that not only shaped the second half of the twentieth century, but continue to affect our world today and impact on its future. In 1946 the Cold War began, the state of Israel was conceived, the independence of India was all but confirmed and Chinese Communists gained a decisive upper hand in their fight for power.

A. S. Byatt - Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

A. S. Byatt - Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

A. S. Byatt - Ragnarok: The End of the Gods
Publisher: Canongate Books | ASIN: B005FWCOSO | August 6, 2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 240 pages | 607 KB/887 KB

Ragnarok retells the finale of Norse mythology. A story of the destruction of life on this planet and the end of the gods themselves: what more relevant myth could any modern writer choose? Just as Wagner used this dramatic and catastrophic struggle for the climax of his Ring Cycle, so AS Byatt now reinvents it in all its intensity and glory. Ragnarok is the story of the end of the world.

World in Crisis: the End of the American Century (repost)

World in Crisis: the End of the American Century (repost)

Gabriel Kolko, "World in Crisis: the End of the American Century"
English | 2009 | ISBN 0745328652 | PDF | 176 pages | 0,8 MB

World in Crisis is a new book from one of the world's leading scholars.Gabriel Kolko pres a panoramic overview of the problems facing the US and the world today. Each chapter covers a key topic, spanning a range of international issues including the current financial crisis, the limits of US foreign policy, the politicisation of intelligence, and why a war with Iran would by likely to culminate in disaster for the US. Kolko also outlines why changes in military technology make all wars, no matter who fights them, increasingly futile.At the heart of the book is the idea that the international system is in the grip of a great transition. Kolko shows how America is losing its dominance, and examines the profound changes we are experiencing as it is forced to accept the limits of its military power.

The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America

The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America

The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America
Dr. Keith Stewart Thomson | ISBN: 0300151292 | PDF | 421 pages | April 2009 | 5 MB

'This tale begins Thomson's look at the early years of American fossil hunting. In addition to a history of paleontology, it is an account of the opening of the West and of how adventurous and often egotistical men mined the new land for fossils. The book explains how Darwinian evolution made the second half of this 'golden age' important scientifically, but Thomson really succeeds by bringing to life the fossil-finders and their world.' Marc Kaufman, Washington Post 'this unique and fascinating book… but what makes the book unique is that Thomson links the emergence of the new nation to the discovery of its fossils. Along the way, he turns up many surprising gems.' Michelle Press, Scientific American

"The Legacy of the Mastodon is a delicious read, instructive and amusing, and will entertain anyone who has wondered how we came to know the mastodon and its tribe."-Ross MacPhee, Nature

"A one-stop resource for understanding the major currents of vertebrae paleontology and associated sciences, plus all the relevant dramatis personae, right up to the end of the nineteenth century. This book is a gold mine."-Kevin Padian, University of California, Berkeley

The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide: How to Make Sure the End of the World as We Know It Isn’t the End of Your World

The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide: How to Make Sure the End of the World as We Know It Isn’t the End of Your World

Jay Cassell, "The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide: How to Make Sure the End of the World as We Know It Isn’t the End of Your World"
ISBN: 1628737050 | 2014 | EPUB | 608 pages | 42 MB

Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos

Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos

Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos
Cambridge University Press | July 31, 2008 | ISBN-10: 0521070104 | 372 pages | PDF | 5MB

How did humankind deal with the extreme challenges of the last Ice Age? How have the relatively benign post-Ice Age conditions affected the evolution and spread of humanity across the globe? By setting our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, the origin of many features of our modern world are identified and presented in this illuminating book. It reviews the aspects of our physiology and intellectual development that have been influenced by climatic factors, and how features of our lives - diet, language and the domestication of animals - are also the product of the climate in which we evolved. In short: climate change in prehistory has in many ways made us what we are today. Climate Change in Prehistory weaves together studies of the climate with anthropological, archaeological and historical studies, and will fascinate all those interested in the effects of climate on human development and history.

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth
Signet | ISBN: 0451166892 | 1990-07 | 983 Pages | PDF | 1.8 Mb

As a new age dawns in England's twelfth century, the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral sets the stage for a story of intrigue and power, revenge and betrayal.
The Pillars of the Earth is by turns scholarly and a guilty pleasure. If you ever wanted to know a host of architectural data about European cathedrals, it's there. The information about the cathedrals would be a cinematographer's dream. You can easily visualize the sweep and scope of England's early monuments to Christian worship.
If you want to get to know a host of characters from childhood to old age, it's in there, too. The love story between Aliena and Jack the Builder move this story along. However, there are other highly interesting folks you will meet along the way in this historical novel that sweeps through the twelfth century. Thomas Becket appears in this story, but you'll have to read the book to see how his story entwines with others.
After reading the Pillars of the Earth, I had to read the sequel World Without End. If you love historical fiction, you've found the mother lode here!

When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era

When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era

When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era
Michael J. Panzner | ISBN: 047031043X | PDF | 291 pages | Feb 2009 | 2 MB

In When Giants Fall, Panzner makes his case for the turbulent economic changes that will be occurring over the next few years and examines the resulting economic opportunities.

According to Panzner, the economic changes will be widespread. Businesses will struggle amid wars, shortages, logistical disruptions, and a breakdown of the established monetary order. Individuals will be forced to rethink livelihoods, lifestyles, living arrangements, and locales. Political structures will be in flux, as local leaders gain influence at the expense of national authorities. For many people, it will be nothing short of a modern Dark Ages, where each day brings fresh anxieties, unfamiliar risks, and a sense of foreboding.

However, for those enlightened few who understand what is really going on and what happens next, the chaotic years ahead represent the opportunity of a lifetime - a time when they can realize goals they never thought possible and achieve a level of wealth, security, and inner peace that will leave them head-and-shoulders above everyone else. In this book, Panzner offers cutting-edge insights and strategies that will enable readers to stay well ahead of the game during the uniquely unsettling period ahead.

The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI [Repost]

The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI [Repost]

The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI by John Johnston
A Bradford Book | August 08 2008 | ISBN: 0262101262 | Pages: 480 | PDF | 4.4 MB

In The Allure of Machinic Life, John Johnston examines new forms of nascent life that emerge through technical interactions within human-constructed environments–"machinic life"–in the sciences of cybernetics, artificial life, and artificial intelligence. With the development of such research initiatives as the evolution of digital organisms, computer immune systems, artificial protocells, evolutionary robotics, and swarm systems, Johnston argues, machinic life has achieved a complexity and autonomy worthy of study in its own right.

Ecological Debt: The Health of the Planet and the Wealth of Nations

Ecological Debt: The Health of the Planet and the Wealth of Nations

Ecological Debt: The Health of the Planet and the Wealth of Nations
Pluto Press | ISBN 0745324045 | 2005-05-24 | PDF | 224 pages | 3.1 Mb

If the whole world wanted to live like people in the United States we would need the resources of five planets like Earth. Simms shows how millions of us in the West are running up huge ecological debts: from the amount of oil and coal that we burn to heat our houses and run our cars, to what we consume and the waste that we create, the impact of our lifestyles is felt worldwide. Whilst these debts go unpaid, millions more living in poverty in the majority world suffer the burden of paying dubious foreign financial debts. The book explores a great paradox of our age: how the global wealth gap was built on ecological debts, which the world's poorest are now having to pay for. Highlighting how and why this has happened, he also shows what can be done differently in the future - and what steps we can take to stop pushing the planet to the point of environmental bankruptcy.

JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - Book 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring

JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - Book 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring

JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings - Book 1 - The Fellowship of the Ring
Mariner Books | 2005 | ISBN: 0618574948 | MP3 | 273 MB

'The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.' Sunday Times 'A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.' New Statesman 'Masterpiece? Oh yes, I've no doubt about that.' Evening Standard