Martin B-57 Canberra: The Complete Record.

Martin B-57 Canberra: The Complete Record.

Robert C. Mikesh - Martin B-57 Canberra: The Complete Record.
Schiffer Publishing | 1995 | ISBN: 0887406610 | 210 pages | PDF | 70.18 MB

No story about one type of aircraft could be more complete than this coverage about the B-57 Canberra. A brief history of its British inception sets the stage for the conversion that took place to American standards for production in the United States. The Canberra was needed to fill the night intruder role in the USAF that was identified during the Korean War. The B-57, did that, and far more. The author, who flew the B-57 over a 15-year period, covers all aspects of the 28 years of operational service of the B-57. Initially, the B-57 outfitted four combat wings in the bomber version, along with many units in the reconnaissance role. Missions changed and units faded, but the Vietnam War set the history for this remarkable airplane. It remained in combat for eight years, and many of these daring missions are covered in detail in this book. This becomes another informative reference book dealing with the lively aaspect of the Vietnam War. The book is filled with many rare action pictures of this airplane in color and black and white. The expanded appendices contain many historical points such as units and time period of assignment, production records, individual line entries for the history of each aircraft, and many more details that appeal to the airplane historian. Robert C. Mikesh had accumulated 2,000 hours in flying the B-57 Canberra, beginning with the first USAF unit to receive the bomber version. Enamored from the very beginning with this airplane, the thought of one day writing a book about the B-57 inspired him to gather detailed notes over the years while the airplane was operational. This brings to life this airplane story that could not be compiled any other way than through this first hand experience.

The Ayes Have It: The history of the Queensland Parliament, 1957-1989

The Ayes Have It: The history of the Queensland Parliament, 1957-1989

The Ayes Have It: The history of the Queensland Parliament, 1957-1989 by John Wanna
English | Apr. 18, 2011 | ISBN: 1921666307 | 756 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

‘The Ayes Have It’ is a fascinating account of the Queensland Parliament during three decades of high-drama politics. It examines in detail the Queensland Parliament from the days of the ‘Labor split’ in the 1950s, through the conservative governments of Frank Nicklin, Joh Bjelke- Petersen and Mike Ahern, to the fall of the Nationals government led briefly by Russell Cooper in December 1989. The volume traces the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics in the frontier state. The authors focus on parliament as a political forum, on the representatives and personalities that made up the institution over this period, on the priorities and political agendas that were pursued, and the increasingly contentious practices used to control parliamentary proceedings.

The Beauty and the Beast

The Beauty and the Beast

The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0062456210 | 208 Pages | EPUB | 10.2 MB

MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise and the creators of the illustrated<em> Jungle Book</em> and Peter Pan, reimagine the beloved French fairy tale <em>The Beauty and the Beast</em> in this deluxe unabridged edition illustrated with stunning full-color artwork and nine 3-D interactive features&#8212;published to coincide with the release of the blockbuster Disney live-action musical film starring Emma Watson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Emma Thompson.
Generations of readers have been bewitched by the epic love story of a beautiful young girl imprisoned in the magical castle of a monstrous beast. Now, the classic fairy tale is brought to life in this spectacular illustrated edition as originally envisioned by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740.
<em>The Beauty and the Beast</em> is packed with&#160;specially commissioned, full-color artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including:
• &#160;a fold-out map of the rich French city where the Merchant (Beauty&#8217;s father) and his family reside;
• a fold out that reveals the interior of the Beast&#8217;s enchanted palace;
• a series of flaps (similar to an Advent calendar) that open to reveal different entertainments; available to Beauty in the Beast&#8217;s palace;
• a dial of the ring Beauty turns on her finger to return to the Beast.This unique gift edition takes readers on a captivating journey through a mystical land filled with enchanting inhabitants. MiniLima&#8217;s imaginative artwork, exquisite detail, and engaging design recreate this timeless romantic adventure as never before in a lush unabridged gift edition sure to be cherished for years to come.
Disney&#8217;s live-action movie musical version of <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>, directed by Bill Condon (<em>Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Dreamgirls</em>), stars Harry Potter alumna Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One (The Walking Dead Series)

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One (The Walking Dead Series)

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part One (The Walking Dead Series) by Robert Kirkman
English | Sep. 30, 2014 | ISBN: 1250054699 | 629 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The third book in Robert Kirkman's New York Times bestselling series: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor – Part One!
The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman's iconic comic book, continues with The Fall of the Governor – Part One. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC's blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes the gripping third novel in this richly woven, page-turning literary saga, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.

The 44th Bomb Group in World War II: The "Flying Eight-Balls" Over Europe in the B-24

The 44th Bomb Group in World War II: The "Flying Eight-Balls" Over Europe in the B-24

Ron MacKay, Steve Adams - The 44th Bomb Group in World War II: The "Flying Eight-Balls" Over Europe in the B-24
Schiffer Publishing | 2003 | ISBN: 0764318853 | 268 pages | PDF | 53.36 MB

The 44th Bomb Group, which flew the B-24 Liberator, was the pioneer unit for what evolved from the Mighty Eighths 2nd Bomb Wing into a full-scale Bomb (and later Air) Division. The Group amassed an impressive 343 missions and won two Distinguished Unit Citations between November 1942 and April 1945, dropping nearly 19,000 tons of ordnance in the process including the legendary August 1943 Ploesti mission. These statistics were achieved at a material cost of around 200 aircraft, and a human cost of some 2,000 airmen MIA, as the 8th USAAF focused its strategic bombing campaign in the face of determined Luftwaffe opposition.

The 79th Fighter Group: Over Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy in World War II

The 79th Fighter Group: Over Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy in World War II

Don Woerpel - The 79th Fighter Group: Over Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy in World War II
Schiffer Publishing | 2001 | ISBN: 0764313223 | 263 pages | PDF | 52.02 MB

This book is about the men of the 79th Fighter Group on the "forgotten" Mediterranean front in World War II. It tells who they were, what they did, and because it is set in the broader context of the entire conflict in that theater is shows how the war on the ground influenced their war in the air. The 79th spent much of its tour with the RAF's Desert Air Force in Tunisia, Sicily, and the "other side" of Italy - providing readers with an inside look at battles generally not well known to the American public - and also took part in the battle for Rome and the invasion of southern France. It racked up an enviable record. It destroyed hundreds of ground targets, led all Allied fighters in victories over both Pantelleria and Anzio, gave three destroyers the "deep six," and was the only fighter group to sink an aircraft carrier.

The Euro and the Crisis: Perspectives for the Eurozone as a Monetary and Budgetary Union

The Euro and the Crisis: Perspectives for the Eurozone as a Monetary and Budgetary Union

The Euro and the Crisis: Perspectives for the Eurozone as a Monetary and Budgetary Union (Financial and Monetary Policy Studies) by Nazaré da Costa Cabral
English | 9 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319457098 | 396 Pages | PDF | 5.59 MB

This book analyzes the effects of the recent crisis and evaluates potential solutions to the gridlock that is currently dominating the Eurozone and the European Union, concerning both the monetary policy and the budgetary and fiscal policy. The timely study highlights the main challenges that European political leaders will face in the months to come.

The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr’s California Idea of Higher Education (The Clark Kerr Lectures On the Role of Highe

The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr’s California Idea of Higher Education (The Clark Kerr Lectures On the Role of Highe

The Dream Is Over: The Crisis of Clark Kerr’s California Idea of Higher Education (The Clark Kerr Lectures On the Role of Higher ducation in Society) by Simon Marginson
English | Sep. 8, 2016 | ISBN: 0520292847 | 261 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

The Dream Is Over tells the extraordinary story of the 1960 Master Plan for Higher Education in California, created by visionary University of California President Clark Kerr and his contemporaries. The Master Plan’s equality of opportunity policy brought college within reach of millions of American families for the first time and fashioned the world’s leading system of public research universities.

The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultu

The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultu

The Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 (Liverpool University Press - Contemporary French & Francophone Cultures) by Jonathan Mayhew
English | May 1, 2009 | ISBN: 1846311837 | 179 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

Twilight of the Avant-Garde: Spanish Poetry 1980-2000 addresses the central problem of contemporary Spanish poetry: the attempt to preserve the scope and ambitiousness of modernist poetry at the end of the twentieth century. Jonathan Mayhew first offers a critical analysis of the called 'poetry of experience' of Luis García Montero, a tendency that is based on the supposed obsolescence of the modernist poetics of the first half of the century. While the 'poetry of experience' presents itself as a progressive attempt to 'normalise' poetry, to make it accessible to the common reader, Mayhew views it as a reactionary move that ultimately reduces poetry to the status of a minor genre.

Towards an Inclusive Democracy: The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project (Global Issues)

Towards an Inclusive Democracy: The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project (Global Issues)

Towards an Inclusive Democracy: The Crisis of the Growth Economy and the Need for a New Liberatory Project (Global Issues) by Takis Fotopoulos
English | May 5, 1998 | ISBN: 0304336289 | 417 Pages | PDF | 11 MB

An analysis of the growth economy, this book traces the causes of the present crisis in the modern market system, initiated two centuries ago with the establishment of the market economy system which has led to the present growth economy. It concludes that a true democracy can only be derived from a synthesis of the democratic and socialist traditions, along with the radical green, feminist and libertarian ideologies. To this end, this text offers a new vision of an inclusive democracy.

The Great Canoes in the Sky: Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific

The Great Canoes in the Sky: Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific

The Great Canoes in the Sky: Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific by Stephen Robert Chadwick
English | 15 Dec. 2016 | ISBN: 3319226223 | 233 Pages | PDF | 20.46 MB

Presenting spectacular photographs of astronomical objects of the southern sky, all taken by author Stephen Chadwick, this book explores what peoples of the South Pacific see when they look up at the heavens and what they have done with this knowledge. From wives killing brothers to emus rising out of the desert and great canoes in the sky, this book offers the perfect blend of science, tradition and mythology to bring to life the most famous sights in the heavens above the southern hemisphere.

The Betrayal of the American Right

The Betrayal of the American Right

The Betrayal of the American Right by Murray N. Rothbard
English | Aug. 31, 2007 | ISBN: 1933550139 | 258 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This remarkable piece of history will change the way you look at American politics. It shows that the corruption of American "conservatism" began long before George W. Bush ballooned the budget and asserted dictatorial rights over the country and the world. The American Right long ago slid into the abyss. Betrayal of the American Right is the full story, and the author is none other than Murray N. Rothbard, who witnessed it all first hand. He tells his own story and reveals that machinations behind the subversion of an anti-state movement into one that cheers statism of the worst sort.

The Bionarrative: The story of life and hope for the future

The Bionarrative: The story of life and hope for the future

The Bionarrative: The story of life and hope for the future by Stephen Boyden
English | Aug. 19, 2016 | ISBN: 1760460508 | 172 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book is for the general reader interested in the human place in nature and the future of civilisation. It is based on the biohistorical approach to the study of human situations. This approach recognises human culture as a new and extremely important force in the biosphere. The book discusses the evolution of life and the essential ecological processes on which all life, including human civilisation, depend.

The Gardener & the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill (repost)

The Gardener & the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill (repost)

The Gardener & the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0762441119 | ISBN-13: 9780762441112 | 224 pages | PDF | 56,8 MB

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011

Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling: Report to the President, January 2011 by National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril
English | Jan. 12, 2011 | ISBN: 0160873711 | 398 Pages | PDF | 17 MB

On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and spilled nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The spill disrupted an entire region’s economy, damaged fisheries and critical habitats, and brought vividly to light the risks of deepwater drilling for oil and gas—the latest frontier in the national energy supply.

Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases

Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases

Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases by Peter Berkowitz
English | July 1, 2005 | ISBN: 0817946225 | 216 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution examines three enemy combatant cases that represent the leading edge of U.S. efforts to devise legal rules, consistent with American constitutional principles, for waging the global war on terror. The distinguished contributors analyze the crucial questions these cases raise about the balance between national security and civil liberties in wartime and call for a reexamination of the complex connections between the Constitution and international law.

The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1: Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond

The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1: Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond

The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, Volume 1: Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology) by William deJong-Lambert
English | 7 Feb. 2017 | ISBN: 3319391755 | 191 Pages | PDF | 3.09 MB

This volume covers the global history of the Lysenko controversy, while exploring in greater depth the background of D. Lysenko’s career and influence in the USSR. By presenting the rise and fall of T.D. Lysenko in a variety of aspects―his influence upon art, unrecognized predecessors, and the extent to which genetics continued in the USSR even while he was in power, and the revival of his reputation today―the authors provide a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious episodes in the history of science.

The Balkans in the Cold War (Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World)

The Balkans in the Cold War (Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World)

The Balkans in the Cold War (Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World) by Svetozar Rajak
English | 13 Feb. 2017 | ISBN: 1137439017 | 371 Pages | PDF | 3.72 MB

Positioned on the fault line between two competing Cold War ideological and military alliances, and entangled in ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, the Balkan region offers a particularly interesting case for the study of the global Cold War system. This book explores the origins, unfolding and impact of the Cold War on the Balkans on the one hand, and the importance

Purchasing Power Parities and the Real Size of World Economies: A Comprehensive Report of the 2011 International Comparison Pro

Purchasing Power Parities and the Real Size of World Economies: A Comprehensive Report of the 2011 International Comparison Pro

Purchasing Power Parities and the Real Size of World Economies: A Comprehensive Report of the 2011 International Comparison Program by The World Bank
English | Dec. 15, 2014 | ISBN: 1464803293 | 327 Pages | PDF | 10 MB

The publication presents the detailed results of the 2011 International Comparison Program (ICP). The ICP is a worldwide statistical initiative that aims to estimate Purchasing Power Parities (PPPs) to be used as currency converters to compare the size and price levels of economies around the world. The program involved 199 economies from eight geographic regions: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Commonwealth of Independent States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Asia, Pacific Islands, and the countries of the regular PPP program managed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of the Syrian Conflict and ISIS

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of the Syrian Conflict and ISIS

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Assessing the Economic and Social Impact of the Syrian Conflict and ISIS by World Bank World Bank
English | Apr. 20, 2015 | ISBN: 1464805482 | 193 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

The Kurdistan region of Iraq is facing an economic and humanitarian crisis as a result of the influx of Syrian refugees which began in 2012 and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2014. The region's population increased by 28 percent over a short period, placing strains on the local economy, host community, and access to public services. This book provides national and regional policy makers with a technical assessment of the impact and stabilization costs needed for 2015 associated with the influx of refugees and IDPs. The stabilization cost for 2015 is estimated at US$1.4 billion in additional spending above and beyond the region's budget. This estimate could significantly increase should the crisis persist longer.