The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes [Audiobook]

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes [Audiobook]

Deepak Chopra, "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World" [Audiobook]
Harper Audio | 2011 | ASIN: B0053ET4B4 | MP3@128 kbps | 4 hrs 06 mins | 225.8 MB

Given the volatile state of the world, it is no coincidence that superheroes have captured our imagination like never before. Everywhere you look, superheroes have broken free from their comic book pages and become a dynamic aspect of the culture at large. Superheroes are imbued with magical powers that challenge the laws of space and time, offering us a vision of a world that can change. By exploring the boundaries of energy and awareness, allowing us to better understand ourselves and our potential, superheroes can help us save the planet in a very real way.


From Buddha's search for truth to Batman's struggle with his dark side, from Wolverine exposing his greatest fears to Hanuman's divine gifts of inspiration, New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra with his son Gotham, author and cofounder of Liquid Comics, decode the seven essential laws that govern the realm of superheroes both ancient and modern, cosmic and commercial, and explain their relevance, importance, and perhaps most critically, how to apply them to our daily lives. These seven new transformative laws will help us all uncover greater happiness, courage, balance, creativity, compassion, and purpose in our lives. Each law has the potential to awaken us to our own superpowers and together these laws offer the potential to change our lives and the world around us.


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War Without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa 1941-1942

War Without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa 1941-1942

Robert Kershaw, "War Without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa 1941-1942"
Ian Allan Publishing | 2001 | ISBN: 0711033242 | 640 pages | EPUB | 1.75 MB

Provides an eye-witness account from soldiers on the ground of the brutal reality of warfare on the Eastern Front during World War II.


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In Pursuit of Garlic

In Pursuit of Garlic

Liz Primeau, "In Pursuit of Garlic: An Intimate Look at the Divinely Odorous Bulb"
Greystone Books | 2012 | ISBN: 1553656016 | 208 pages | EPUB | 5.63 MB

Garlic has been used throughout history as a nourishing food and a magical medicine, healing everything from toothaches to dysentery. For much of this past century many dismissed its medicinal qualities as folk remedies more efficiently replaced by modern drugs — but today garlic is undergoing a renaissance. Not only are more people cooking with garlic, they are also growing it in their backyards. And scientists are studying garlic's antibiotic, antifungal, and antiparasitic qualities, as well as its potential for cancer treatment. In Pursuit of Garlic tells Liz Primeau's story of her love affair with the divinely odorous bulb and leads us on a tour of garlic's role in history, art, medicine, and science. Primeau shares her favorite garlic-centered recipes, visits garlic fairs, discusses the many varieties of garlic — from Russian Red to German Brown to Kettle River Giant — and gives invaluable tips for growing your own.


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Classic Sourdoughs, Revised: A Home Baker's Handbook

Classic Sourdoughs, Revised: A Home Baker's Handbook

Ed Wood, "Classic Sourdoughs, Revised: A Home Baker's Handbook"
Ten Speed Press | 2011 | ISBN: 1607740079 | 192 pages | EPUB | 2.21 MB

Sourdough: The Gold Standard of Bread


More and more home bakers are replacing mass-produced breads and commercial yeasts in favor of artisan breads made with wild cultures and natural fermentation. Whether you want to capture your own local yeasts, take advantage of established cultures like San Francisco Sourdough, or simply bake healthier, more natural loaves, you’ll find no better guides than renowned sourdough authorities Ed and Jean Wood.


In this updated edition of Classic Sourdoughs, the Woods reveal their newly discovered secret to crafting the perfect loaf: by introducing a unique culture-proofing step and adjusting the temperature of the proofs, home bakers can control the sourness and leavening like never before. The reward? Fresh, hot sourdough emerging from the oven just the way you like it—every time. Starting with their signature Basic Sourdough loaf, the Woods present recipes featuring rustic grains and modern flavors, including Herb Spelt Bread, Prarie Flax Bread, and Malt Beer Bread, along with new no-knead versions of classics like White French Bread. They round out the collection with recipes for homemade baguettes, bagels, English muffins, and cinnamon rolls, plus a chapter on baking authentic sourdoughs in bread machines.


Steeped in tradition, nuanced in flavor, and wonderfully ritualized in preparation, sourdough is bread the way it was meant to be. So join the sourdough renaissance and bring these time-honored traditions into your own kitchen.


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Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing

Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing

Mike Perry, "Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing"
Princeton Architectural Press | 2011 | ISBN: 1568989431 | 256 pages | PDF | 17.21 MB

From Andy Warhol to the sassy designers of today, screen-printing is a medium with undeniable panache. Prized for its accessibility and bold, saturated colors, screen-printing is cheap, versatile, and a little dirty. Not to mention fast. Author Mike Perry (Hand Job, Over and Over) screened his first shirt in college and wore it later that night. So listen up, burgeoning artistes: it can't always be bad to wear your heart on your sleeve.


Pulled stretches screen-printing in all directions, leaving no element untouched. This book is a survey and a how-to, a collection of prints and an idea bank. It brings together more than forty talented screen printers, including Aesthetic Apparatus, Deanne Cheuk, Steven Harrington, Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson, Jeremyville, Andy Mueller, Rinzen, and Andy Smith, among many others. Pulled is for the creative person who wants to leave his mark on cotton, or anything else.


Note: Retail PDF with OCR.

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101 Theory Drive [Audiobook]

101 Theory Drive [Audiobook]

Terry McDermott (Author), Stephen Hoye (Narrator), "101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory [Audiobook]"
Tantor Media | 2010 | ISBN: 1400166187 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 56 mins | 245.66 Mb

Neuroscientist Gary Lynch, almost a cult figure in some circles, has spent four decades searching for one thing--the mechanism by which the human brain makes memories. For most of human history, scientists who wanted to investigate memory, or any other cognitive process, had been forced to stand outside the brain and guess what was going on in the lost world inside. The tools and abilities hadn’t existed to look directly for the answers to questions they wanted to ask. They were little better than monkeys climbing over the wreckage of a downed airliner, Lynch thought. In the second half of the 20th century, Lynch’s generation for the first time moved the search into the complex machinery of the brain’s interior. The move from outside in had finally given them a fighting chance to uncover the molecular mechanisms of the brain--to learn what actually happens when people think and talk, how they learn and remember. When I first met him in 2004, Lynch thought he was at the threshhold of addressing some of the fundamental questions of the human condition. He invited me to his lab to watch as he made one final attempt to throw open the door and see inside. 101 Theory Drive is an account of what I saw. - Terry McDermott


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I and Thou [Audiobook]

I and Thou [Audiobook]

Martin Buber, "I and Thou" [Audiobook]
Blackstone Audio | 2011 | English | ISBN: 1455112410 | MP3@192 kbps | 5 hrs 19 mins | 437.09 MB

Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born after World War II considers Buber one of its prophets. Buber's main proposition is that we may address existence in two ways: (1) that of the 'I' toward an 'It', toward an object that is separate in itself, which we either use or experience; (2) that of the 'I' toward 'Thou', in which we move into existence in a relationship without bounds. One of the major themes of the book is that human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships. All of our relationships, Buber contends, bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the Eternal Thou.


The need for a new English translation had been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic ''thou'' was seriously misleading. Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original and wrote an extensive prologue that opened up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume provided a new basis for all subsequent discussions of Buber.


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God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades [Audiobook]

God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades [Audiobook]

Rodney Stark, "God's Battalions: The Case for the Crusades" [Audiobook]
Tantor Media | 2009 | ISBN: 1400164702 | MP3@64 kbps | 219.52 MB

It always seems counterintuitive to moderns that warfare and religion can be consistent. Ideally, followers of the prince of peace are to avoid the sword and shield. Clearly, this has not always been the case. Frequently in the crosshairs of critics are the Christian wars against Muslims known as the Crusades, commonly viewed as the birth of European imperialism and the forced spread of Christianity. But what if we've had it all wrong? What if the Crusades were a justifiable response to a strong and determined foe? Stark, a prominent sociologist and author of 27 books on history and religion, has penned a compelling argument that these bloody encounters had less to do with spreading Christianity than with responding to an ever more dangerous enemy—the emerging Islamic empire. There is much to be learned here. Filled with fascinating historical glimpses of monks and Templars, priests and pilgrims, kings and contemplatives, Stark pulls it all together and challenges us to reconsider our view of the Crusades.


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Iron Men and Saints [Audiobook]

Iron Men and Saints [Audiobook]

Harold Lamb, "Iron Men and Saints" [Audiobook]
Audio Connoisseur | 2012 | ASIN: B007APML1Y | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 51 mins | 489.24 MB

The first crusade of 1096 unleashed a wave of impassioned, personally felt, deeply pious Christian fury that was expressed in a mass movement centered in France and spreading to other European kingdoms, including Flanders, German speaking principalities, and Italy. Master historian Harold Lamb tells the incredible story of how Pope Urban II fanned the sparks of Christian anger into a mighty conflagration of righteous indignation with his speech of 1095 in Clermont. It was a speech that would occupy the hearts and minds of Europeans for over 200 years.


Tens of thousands of peasants, both men and women, simply left their fields and workshops and joined knights and monks on a journey to take back holy Jerusalem from the infidel Muslims. A river of humanity, often hostile and destructive, flowed across Europe and into Byzantium and Asia. Led by baronial leaders like Godfrey of Bouillon, Baldwin of Flanders, Raymond of Toulouse, Robert of Normandy, and the mighty Bohemond of Taranto, their confrontation with Islamic armies would soon follow. The results of those armed clashes produced some of the most amazing stories you will ever hear.


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The Flame of Islam [Audiobook]

The Flame of Islam [Audiobook]

Harold Lamb, "The Flame of Islam" [Audiobook]
Audio Connoisseur | 2012 | ASIN: B007QSC2QO | MP3@64 kbps | 17 hrs 07 mins | 706.38 MB

"The year 1169 dawned upon a quiet East. Along this frontier of Christianity, nothing unusual was taking place. Nothing ominous, that is. And in that part of the East known as the Holy Land, the crusaders went about their affairs without misgivings."


So opens Harold Lamb's magnificent history. However, out of the chaos of Muslim tribal warfare and regional animosity arose a military genius such as Islam had never known: Saladin. Uniting the sultanates of Cairo and Damascus, Saladin created a single powerful state. Luring the crusaders into an ill-considered confrontation, he destroyed their army at the Battle of Hattin in 1187, leaving the few remaining crusaders clinging perilously to a series of towns and forts along the Levantine coast. Into this desperate situation stepped the most formidable warrior of the age, Richard the Lion-Hearted. Hear the incredible tales of valor and futility as King Richard attempts to retake Jerusalem. And after him, many other kings would come forward...


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Quiet [Audiobook]

Quiet [Audiobook]
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking [Audiobook] by Susan Cain
2012 | MP3@128 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 39 mins | 584.41 MB

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh's sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

Passionately argued, impressively researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet shows how dramatically we undervalue introverts, and how much we lose in doing so. Taking the reader on a journey from Dale Carnegie's birthplace to Harvard Business School, from a Tony Robbins seminar to an evangelical megachurch, Susan Cain charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal in the 20th century and explores its far-reaching effects. She talks to Asian-American students who feel alienated from the brash, backslapping atmosphere of American schools. She questions the dominant values of American business culture, where forced collaboration can stand in the way of innovation, and where the leadership potential of introverts is often overlooked. And she draws on cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience to reveal the surprising differences between extroverts and introverts.

Perhaps most inspiring, she introduces us to successful introverts--from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Finally, she offers invaluable advice on everything from how to better negotiate differences in introvert-extrovert relationships to how to empower an introverted child to when it makes sense to be a "pretend extrovert."

This extraordinary book has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how introverts see themselves.

A World Undone [Audiobook]

A World Undone [Audiobook]
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918 [Audiobook] by G J Meyer
Blackstone Audio | 2012 | ASIN: B0085ZHQ3Q | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 28 hrs | 771.86 MB

The First World War is one of history's greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe's mightiest empires to rubble, killed 20 million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.

World War I is unique in the number of questions about it that remain unsettled. After more than 90 years, scholars remain divided on these questions, and it seems likely that they always will. A World Undone does not claim to have all the answers - if answers are even possible. However, it will provide listeners with enough information to understand why the questions persist, and perhaps in some cases, to arrive at conclusions of their own. A World Undone is a grand, tragic story brilliantly told.



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Positive Intelligence [Audiobook]

Positive Intelligence [Audiobook]
Shirzad Chamine, "Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours" [Audiobook]
Gildan Media | 2012 | ASIN: B007TXWZDQ | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 51 mins | 241.19 MB

In his popular Stanford University lectures, Shirzad Chamine reveals how to achieve one's true potential for both professional success and personal fulfillment. His groundbreaking research exposes ten well-disguised mental Saboteurs. Nearly 95 percent of the executives in his Stanford lectures conclude that these Saboteurs cause "significant harm" to achieving their full potential. With Positive Intelligence, you can learn the secret to defeating these internal foes. Positive Intelligence (PQ) measures the percentage of time your mind is serving you as opposed to sabotaging you. While your IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence) contribute to your maximum potential, it is your PQ that determines how much of that potential you actually achieve. The great news is that you can improve your PQ significantly in as little as 21 days. With higher PQ, teams and professionals ranging from leaders to salespeople perform 30-35 percent better on average. Importantly, they also report being far happier and less stressed. The breakthrough tools and techniques in this book have been refined over years of coaching hundreds of CEOs and their executive teams. Shirzad tells many of their remarkable stories, showing you how you too can take concrete steps to unleash the vast, untapped powers of your mind.


Discover how to:


Identify and conquer your top mental Saboteurs. Common Saboteurs include the Judge, Controller, Victim, Avoider, and Pleaser.

Measure the Positive Intelligence score (PQ) for yourself or your team--see how close you come to the critical tipping point required for peak performance.

Increase PQ dramatically in as little as 21 days. Develop new brain "muscles," and access 5 untapped powers with energizing mental "power games."

Apply PQ tools and techniques to increase both performance and fulfillment.

Applications include team building, mastering workload, working with "difficult" people, improving work...


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