The Lost Civilization of Lemuria: The Rise and Fall of the World's Oldest Culture [EPUB]

The Lost Civilization of Lemuria: The Rise and Fall of the World's Oldest Culture [EPUB]
The Lost Civilization of Lemuria: The Rise and Fall of the World's Oldest Culture by Frank Joseph
2006 | EPUB | 3.31MB

A compelling new portrait of the lost realm of Lemuria, the original motherland of humanity

  • Contains the most extensive and up-to-date archaeological research on Lemuria
  • Reveals a lost, ancient technology in some respects more advanced than modern science
  • Provides evidence that the perennial philosophies have their origin in Lemurian culture

Before the Indonesian tsunami or Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans, there was the destruction of Lemuria. Oral tradition in Polynesia recounts the story of a splendid kingdom that was carried to the bottom of the sea by a mighty “warrior wave”–a tsunami. This lost realm has been cited in numerous other indigenous traditions, spanning the globe from Australia to Asia to the coasts of both South and North America. It was known as Lemuria or Mu, a vast realm of islands and archipelagoes that once sprawled across the Pacific Ocean. Relying on 10 years of research and extensive travel, Frank Joseph offers a compelling picture of this mother­land of humanity, which he suggests was the original Garden of Eden.

Using recent deep-sea archaeological finds, enigmatic glyphs and symbols, and ancient records shared by cultures divided by great distances that document the story of this sunken world, Joseph painstakingly re-creates a picture of this civilization in which people lived in rare harmony and possessed a sophisticated technology that allowed them to harness the weather, defy gravity, and conduct genetic investigations far beyond what is possible today. When disaster struck Lemuria, the survivors made their way to other parts of the world, incorporating their scientific and mystical skills into the existing cultures of Asia, Polynesia, and the Americas. Totem poles of the Pacific Northwest, architecture in China, the colossal stone statues on Easter Island, and even the perennial philosophies all reveal their kinship to this now-vanished civilization.

Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary [Audiobook]

Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary [Audiobook]
Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary [Audiobook] by Edward Klein, read by Jeff Cummings
2015 | M4B@64 kbps | 5 hrs 10 mins | 146.94MB

Unlikeable is the stunning, powerful exposé of Hillary Clinton and her floundering race for the White House. With unprecedented access to longtime associates of the Clintons and the Obamas, investigative reporter Edward Klein meticulously recreates conversations and details of Hillary Clinton's behind-the-scenes plotting in Chappaqua and Whitehaven. Klein, the former editor in chief of New York Times Magazine and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, draws a deeply troubling portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton, a highly unlikeable presidential candidate and a woman more associated with scandal than with accomplishments, with lying than with truth, with arrogance than with compassion.

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges [EPUB]

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges [EPUB]
Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges by C Otto Scharmer
2009 | EPUB + PDF | 5.97/6.13MB

In this ground-breaking book, C. Otto Scharmer invites us to see the world in new ways.

What we pay attention to, and how we pay attention is the key to what we create. What often prevents us from 'being present, ' is what Scharmer calls our blind spot, the inner place from which each of us operates. Becoming aware of our blind spot is critical to bringing forth the profound systemic changes so needed in business and society today.

First introduced in Presence, the U methodology of leading profound change is expanded and deepened in Theory U. By moving through the ""U"" process we learn to connect to our essential Self in the realm of 'presencing' - a term coined by Scharmer. When 'presencing' we are able to see our own blind spot and pay attention in a way that allows us to experience the opening of our minds, our hearts, and our wills. Through this process we are able to shift our awareness to allow us to connect with our best future possibility--and to realize it.

The Power of Focus, Tenth Anniversary Edition [EPUB]

The Power of Focus, Tenth Anniversary Edition [EPUB]
The Power of Focus, Tenth Anniversary Edition: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen, Les Hewitt
2012 | EPUB | 3.73MB

Do you know the #1 reason that stops people from getting what they want?
Ten years later, it's still a lack of focus.

In the The Power of Focus, 10th Anniversary Edition, you'll discover:

  • How to thrive in a turbulent economy.
  • Proven financial strategies for today's world that will give you freedom and peace of mind.
  • How to focus on what you do best and let go of the rest.
  • Easy-to-implement Action Steps with every chapter.

Plus, the latest insights from the authors to help you prosper in all areas of your life.

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families, 2nd Edition by Arthur T Bradley
2011 | EPUB | 20.11MB

Ninety-nine percent of the time, the world spins like a top, the skies are clear, and your refrigerator is full of good food. But the world is a volatile place—storms rage, fires burn, and diseases spread. No one is ever completely safe. Humans live as part of a very complex ecosystem that is unpredictable and merciless. Could you protect your family in the case of an emergency—domestic or global?

The Disaster Preparedness Handbook will help you to establish a practical disaster plan for your entire family (covering all fourteen basic human needs) in case the unpredictable happens. Additional information is also presented for those with special needs, including the elderly and disabled, children, pregnant women, and even pets. Well-researched by an army veteran and current NASA engineer, this is the essential guide every family should have, study, and keep handy, in case the unthinkable should occur.

Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon [EPUB]

Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon [EPUB]
Hansons Marathon Method: A Renegade Path to Your Fastest Marathon by Luke Humphrey, Keith Hanson, Kevin Hanson
2012 | EPUB | 2.77MB

In Hansons Marathon Method, the coaches of the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project reveal the methods they’ve used to turn their runners into race winners, national champions, and Olympians. Hansons Marathon Method offers a radical overhaul of marathon training that promises to turn any runner into a true marathoner and help experienced marathoners set new personal bests.

Hansons Marathon Method does away with mega long runs and high mileage weekends—two outdated traditions that make most runners miserable. Instead, runners using the Hansons method will gradually build up to the moderate-high mileage required for marathon success, spreading those miles more sensibly throughout the week. Running easy days mixed with precisely paced speed, strength, and tempo workouts, runners will steel their bodies and minds to run the hardest miles of the marathon.

Both Beginner and Advanced training programs feature the unique Hansons 16-mile long run which, as part of the Hansons program, is ideal for preparing the body for the marathon. Humphrey explains how runners should set their goal race pace and shows how to customize the Hansons method to their own needs, like adding extra racing, running more miles, and handling training interruptions.

Detailed nutrition and hydration chapters help runners pinpoint their personal energy and hydration needs so they know precisely how much to eat and drink during workouts, race week, race day, and for recovery. The Hansons approach to pacing and nutrition means marathoners will never hit the wall.

Hansons Marathon Method lays out the smartest marathon training program available from one of the most accomplished running groups in the nation. Using this innovative approach, runners will mold real marathon muscles, train their body to never hit the wall, and prepare to run their fastest marathon.

Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story [EPUB]

Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story [EPUB]
Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story by Robert Ham
2015 | EPUB | 58.63MB

An unofficial guide to EMPIRE, the runaway hit of the 2014-15 television season.

Empire is the breakout, network television hit of 2015—from its opening night, viewers were riveted by the story of record company magnate Lucious Lyon and his family, and the struggle for control over Empire Entertainment. As the second season approaches this September, Empire: The Unauthorized Untold Story tells you everything you need to know about this powerful drama. You’ll get full backgrounds on all the major players, including the real-life entertainment icons on whom their stories are based. You’ll learn about the music and fashions that helped drive the show’s success. And you’ll get a hint of what the second season might hold as show creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong prepare to build on their phenomenal opening act.

Concrete Crafts [EPUB]

Concrete Crafts [EPUB]
Concrete Crafts: Simple Projects from Jewelry to Place Settings, Birdbaths to Umbrella Stands by Susanna Zacke, Sania Hedengren
2014 | EPUB | 16.0MB

Pouring concrete doesn't have to be left to the professionals—decorate your home with concrete poured, mixed, and molded by your own two hands! Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior designers Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren reveal more than thirty of their favorite, no-fuss casting projects.

Decorate your kitchen table or outdoor patio with:

  • Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls
  • Clustered candleholders
  • Birdbaths
  • Patterned pots
  • Flower vases
  • Angel figurines
  • And much more!

Once you get started, you won't want to stop making trinkets and ornate arrangements for friends, family, and each room in your house. Plus, crafting with concrete is a great way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day.

Featuring step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow directions, and Susanna and Sania's expert tips, Concrete, the Perfect Hobby is the ultimate new guide to outdoor crafting. Pour out your creativity and discover the beautiful, practical items you can cast!

The Arts of India: From Prehistoric to Modern Times [EPUB]

The Arts of India: From Prehistoric to Modern Times [EPUB]
The Arts of India: From Prehistoric to Modern Times by Ajit Mookerjee
2015 | EPUB | 25.49MB

This revised and enlarged edition of The Arts of India has over 150 impressive gravure and full-color illustrations. These include various important objects and monuments not usually seen in general surveys to supplement the many essential art milestones that this book features. It is also unique in beginning its visual survey with relics of India's stone age and in concluding the book with works from the nation's great folk tradition and selected paintings by modern artists.

Here is a book with captions and a text that are highly readable blends of scholarly information and informal comment by an Indian art expert. This grants the reader special insights into the concepts that lie behind art so different from that of the West.

Author Mookerjee has judiciously selected photographs which present the vast panorama of Indian art from its earliest beginnings. Examples of Indian folk arts and some works by 20th-century Indian artists round out this rich historic survey of over 5,000 years of continuous creativity—a collection of paintings, reliefs, statues, and architectural monuments from this sprawling sub-continent now divided into the lands of India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Afghanistan.

Drawing from the Model [DVD9]

Drawing from the Model [DVD9]
Drawing from the Model by Jeffrey Watts
ISO, VIDEO_TS, 720x480 | AC3, 192 kbps, 2 Ch | 3 hrs 45 mins | 7.12GB

Jeffrey Watts is an artist who has been steadily building both a reputation as an outstanding painter and draftsman of this generation as well as a consummate teacher and instructor of fine art principles. In his Watts Atelier, he trains a new generation of painters in the drawing and painting procedures that have almost become a lost art.

Drawing is the foundation of all good representational art and one can never learn or practice it enough. The problem for most fledgling artists is where to go to find the type of instruction that provides the foundation for classical painting techniques. Jeff Watts is one of today's leading instructors in drawing the head, body and anatomical forms that every artist must master to become a master painter.

He has a generous verbal style of instruction that makes the learning of complex relationships simple to see and shows how to accomplish drawing skills that translate directly into painting skills. Unlike some who propose that you must learn to draw before you learn to paint, Jeff insists that both can be learned and enhance each other if learned simultaneously.

His mantra for grasping the essentials of a drawing quickly is "Look, Analyze, Execute."

He says, "What we want to do as a student is to acquire an intuitive sense for value and design through repetition of correct theories and information. How fast can you do that? It depends on the individual's ability to acquire this information, aptitude, and willingness to work hard at it. Work ethic I would take any day over talent. I would take heart and character over natural ability any day of the week. So if you're not one of those natural people, don't fret. You may pass up the naturals ten times over just out of work ethic."

In this video, Jeff gives you the underlying relationships of all heads that you can refer to when drawing from the model or from photographs to achieve a likeness, and demonstrates warm-up drawings in sets of four 5-minute exercises before tackling a long drawing of the same model. This is the exercise that he sets out in his classes in his Atelier for his drawing students and the process they go through every week of class. Now you can sit in on one of his classes, where he demonstrates on this video exactly as he would in each weekly class.

It's rare to find a teacher who is so articulate about exactly what he/she is doing on the camera, but Jeff is one of those individuals who has no trouble talking and drawing at the same time, which makes his a wonderful resource for learning a great deal in a very short period of time. If you are struggling with your efforts at drawing or painting likenesses, this video is surely one that should be in your library to help you over that hump.

Don't miss this opportunity to own this program at a fraction of its price upon release. Enjoy Drawing!

Drawing from the Model [DVD9]

Photo Restoration Learn by Video

Photo Restoration Learn by Video
Photo Restoration Learn by Video by Bryan Burch
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 1.32GB

With the emergence of digital editing software and growing interesting in genealogy with companies like Ancestry.com, interest in photo restoration is on the rise. In this video, photo restoration expert Bryan Burch will cover the basics of this important topic, from importing your images to analyzing the damage and making corrections in Adobe Photoshop. After showing you how to get started by setting up your workspace, he’ll cover all the techniques you need to know to repair and preserve your images, including: making adjustments with the Clone Stamp tool, Healing brush, and Content Aware tool; correcting exposure with the Camera Raw filter; adjusting colors by correcting white balance and adjusting saturation and detail; fixing imperfections like scratches, specs, and dust; removing stains; and more. With his characteristic friendly and approachable style, Bryan will walk you through several example images and then pull together all the techniques he has demonstrated with one primary image, showing how to restore an image from start to finish. He wraps things up by showing how to make the final touches to your image and save your files for easy retrieval whenever you need them. Project files will accompany the video so you can follow along as he works–and at your own pace.

The video is wrapped in a unique interface that allows you to jump to any topic and also bookmark individual sections for later review. The unique “Watch and Work” mode shrinks the video into a small window to allow you to work alongside in Photoshop as you view the video. Project files used in the lessons are included on the disc so you can practice what you’ve learned. At the end of every lesson, you can test your knowledge by taking interactive quizzes.

Photo Restoration Learn by Video

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice [Audiobook]

Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice [Audiobook]
Letters from Nuremberg: My Father's Narrative of a Quest for Justice [Audiobook] by Christopher J Dodd, Larry Bloom, read by Michael Prichard
2007 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 32 mins | 372.81MB

Senator Christopher J. Dodd (Connecticut) presents letters his father, Senator Thomas Dodd, wrote home while serving as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials.

Thomas Dodd began his career in public service as a prosecutor at the trials. Chris Dodd recently discovered his mother's collection of letters his father wrote during that time. Through his father, Chris Dodd learned not only the scope of the Holocaust but also the importance of the rule of law. Our World War II allies would have preferred summary executions of the Nazi leadership, but Chris Dodd says his father and his colleagues gave "to these defendants that which they did not give to their victims, and the world is a better place for their example".

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I: 1660 - 1663 [Audiobook]

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I: 1660 - 1663 [Audiobook]
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume I: 1660 - 1663 [Audiobook] by Samuel Pepys, read by Leighton Pugh, David Timson
2015 | M4B@64 kbps | 42 hrs 46 mins | 1.13GB

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes.

Volume I covers the opening years of the Restoration and introduces us to many of the key characters' family, government and royalty. Pepys was there when Charles II returned to England, and he lived through those opening years of the Stuart monarchy, with its revenge on the regicides. He also recorded the reopening of theatres, and how England relaxed from years of the Puritan way of life.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume II: 1664 - 1666 [Audiobook]

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume II: 1664 - 1666 [Audiobook]
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume II: 1664 - 1666 [Audiobook] by Samuel Pepys, read by Leighton Pugh, David Timson
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 37 hrs 26 mins | 1.01GB

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the naval office, it is an intimate portrait of life in seventeenth-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, and wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes.

Volume II covers some of the most famous passages in the diary. Pepys was there, in London, during the terrible plague of 1665. And he was there during the Great Fire of London the following year, playing an active role in the actual event and the aftermath.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume III: 1667-1669 [Audiobook]

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume III: 1667-1669 [Audiobook]
The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Volume III: 1667-1669 [Audiobook] by Samuel Pepys, read by Leighton Pugh, David Timson
2015 | M4B@64 kbps | 36 hrs 4 mins | 982.52MB

The Diary of Samuel Pepys is one of the most entertaining documents in English history. Written between 1660 and 1669, as Pepys was establishing himself as a key administrator in the Navy Office, it is an intimate portrait of life in 17th-century England, covering his professional and personal activities, including, famously, his love of music, theatre, food, wine and his peccadilloes. This Naxos AudioBooks production is the world-premiere recording of the diary in its entirety. It has been divided into three volumes.

Volume III presents the last three years of Pepys's diary. By now he was in his mid-thirties and confident in his ability to deal with differing political factions within the Navy Office; his affection for his wife Elizabeth grows ever stronger despite wandering eyes, and he finds he is worth £6,000 and more ? a considerable sum for the son of a tailor, who started with nothing. His concerns with his eyes grow, and it is with some regret that he stops writing his diary at the end of May 1669.

Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead [EPUB]

Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead [EPUB]
Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead
2015 | EPUB | 1.3MB

A century has now gone by, yet the Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 is still infamous as arguably the most ill conceived, badly led and pointless campaign of the entire First World War. The brainchild of Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, following Turkey's entry into the war on the German side, its ultimate objective was to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in western Turkey, thus allowing the Allies to take control of the eastern Mediterranean and increase pressure on the Central Powers to drain manpower from the vital Western Front.

From the very beginning of the first landings, however, the campaign went awry, and countless casualties. The Allied commanders were ignorant of the terrain, and seriously underestimated the Turkish army which had been bolstered by their German allies. Thus the Allies found their campaign staled from the off and their troops hopelessly entrenched on the hillsides for long agonising months, through the burning summer and bitter winter, in appalling, dysentery-ridden conditions. By January 1916, the death toll stood at 21,000 British troops, 11,000 Australian and New Zealand, and 87,000 Turkish and the decision was made to withdraw, which in itself, ironically, was deemed to be a success.

First published in 1956, when it won the inaugural Duff Cooper Prize, Alan Moorehead's book is still regarded as the definitive work on this tragic episode of the Great War. One could argue he was the first writer to capture the true turmoil that occurred in this campaign with his colourful, analytical and compelling style of prose. Sir Max Hastings himself says in this new introduction that he was inspired as a young man by Moorehead's books to become a reporter himself. With in-depth analysis of the campaign, the objectives both sides set themselves, and with character sketches of the main players, it brings the complex operation to life, showing how and why it went so terribly wrong and a century on, remains a by word for the loss of human life.

Reporting the Second World War [EPUB]

Reporting the Second World War [EPUB]
Reporting the Second World War by Brian Best
2015 | EPUB | 15.35MB

After a slow start, the Second World War produced an enormous number of war correspondents. Correspondents like Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos and George Orwell were all inspired to put their experiences on the printed page. Hemingway and his wife, Martha Gellhorn, went on to cover the D-Day Landings and the final victory in Germany.

The British Broadcasting Corporation was the first to use live broadcasts from the front. Encouraged by the RAF's favourable acceptance of Richard Dimbleby's commentary from the flight deck of a Lancaster bomber over Berlin, which was piloted by the legendary Guy Gibson VC, the public's reaction was overwhelmingly positive.

Increasingly, war correspondents sought danger by flying bombing missions, parachuting with airborne forces and taking part in amphibious attacks against the enemy. Many were killed in plane crashes, by sniper fire and freak accidents. Several performed acts of bravery recognized with a 'Mentioned in Despatches' and in some cases, a gallantry award. As a consequence, many were killed – the United States alone has a memorial dedicated to more than eighty.

Although there was much 'purple prose' reporting, there was also some excellent writing, which has stood the test of time. To name a few such journalists like Alan Moorehead, Robert Sherrod, Richard Tregaskis, Osmar White, Martha Gellhorn and Chester Wilmot, who were all perceptive eyewitnesses to the world's greatest war.

Reporting the Second World War is an in-depth account of the war, as seen through the newspapers of the day. It illustrates the momentous efforts of the correspondents and is a timely reminder of their dedication, skill and bravery in reporting the Second World War.

Christ in Art (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]

Christ in Art (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]
Christ in Art (Temporis Collection) by Ernest Renan
2010 | EPUB | 14.75MB

Since the dawn of Christianity, artists have been fascinated and stirred by the figure of Christ. His likeness appears in frescoes on the walls of catacombs that date from Roman times; he is featured in the stained glass windows of Gothic churches; and he can be found in various forms in today’s pop culture.The Biblical Saviour is not a static, immaterial deity: Christ’s mortal birth, unusual life and dramatic death make him an accessible subject for religious and secular artists alike. Whether they show the spirituality of God Incarnate or the earthly characteristics of a flesh-and-blood man, artistic depictions of Christ are the most controversial, moving or inspirational examples of religious art.

This richly illustrated book explores the various ways that Christ is rendered in art, from Cimabue’s Nativity scenes and Fra Angelico’s paintings of the Crucifixion to the provocative portraits of Salvador Dalí and Andres Serrano. Author Joseph Lewis French guides the reader through the most iconic representations of Christ in art – tender or graphic, classical or bizarre, these images of the Messiah reveal the diverse roles of the Son of God in the social milieus and personal lives of the artists.

Michelangelo (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]

Michelangelo (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]
Michelangelo (Temporis Collection) by Eugene Muntz
2015 | EPUB | 15.65MB

The name Michelangelo instantly conjures up the Sistine Chapel, Apollo, Jupiter and countless other great works. In his novel, The Italian Painting, Stendhal remarked that, "Between Greek antiquity and Michelangelo nothing exists, except more or less skilled forgeries." In Promenade in Rome, Chateaubriant expresses his admiration for the refined lines of the Pieta. A number of great writers such as Manzoni view Michelangelo as one of the Masters of the western revival in art. The work of Michelangelo has, indisputably, stood the test of time. How is it possible that in just a few years, Michelangelo was able to uncover the secrets of a creative source worthy of his Greek predecessors?

Often referred to as a creative genius and a superman, Michelangelo was an incomparable artist of the Italian Renaissance, and is often ranked alongside Leonardo da Vinci for his influence and achievement. In this work, Jean-Matthieu Gosselin explores all Michelangelo's identities: sculptor, architect, painter and draughtsman.

Chinese Art (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]

Chinese Art (Temporis Collection) [EPUB]
Chinese Art (Temporis Collection) by Stephen W Bushell
2009 | EPUB | 18.88MB

This book is an encyclopaedia of Chinese classical art, giving an informative overview of all forms of Chinese art and providing the keys to understanding contemporary art in China. This book is a great way for beginners to better acquaint themselves with China, while specialists will appreciate the global perspective. Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses the importance of knowing the society to understand the arts.

Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions [PDF]

Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions [PDF]
Other Classical Musics: Fifteen Great Traditions edited by Michael Church
2015 | PDF | 194.02MB

What is classical music? This book answers the question in a manner never before attempted, by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions, of which Western classical music is just one. Each music is analysed in terms of its modes, scales, and theory; its instruments, forms, and aesthetic goals; its historical development, golden age, and condition today; and the conventions governing its performance. The writers are leading ethnomusicologists, and their approach is based on the belief that music is best understood in the context of the culture which gave rise to it.

By including Mande and Uzbek-Tajik music - plus North American jazz - in addition to the better-known styles of the Middle East, the Indian sub-continent, the Far East, and South-East Asia, this book offers challenging new perspectives on the word 'classical'. It shows the extent to which most classical traditions are underpinned by improvisation, and reveals the cognate origins of seemingly unrelated musics; it reflects the multifarious ways in which colonialism, migration, and new technology have affected musical development, and continue to do today. With specialist language kept to a minimum, it's designed to help both students and general readers to appreciate musical traditions which may be unfamiliar to them, and to encounter the reality which lies behind that lazy adjective 'exotic'.

Contributors: Michael Church, Scott DeVeaux, Ivan Hewett, David W. Hughes, Jonathan Katz, Roderic Knight, Frank Kouwenhoven, Robert Labaree, Scott Marcus, Terry E. Miller, Dwight F. Reynolds, Neil Sorrell, Will Sumits, Richard Widdess, Ameneh Youssefzadeh

Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music [EPUB]

Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music [EPUB]
Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music by Alvin Lucier, Robert Ashley
2012 | EPUB | 2.32MB

Composer and performer Alvin Lucier brings clarity to the world of experimental music as he takes the reader through more than a hundred groundbreaking musical works, including those of Robert Ashley, John Cage, Charles Ives, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff, and La Monte Young. Lucier explains in detail how each piece is made, unlocking secrets of the composers' style and technique. The book as a whole charts the progress of American experimental music from the 1950s to the present, covering such topics as indeterminacy, electronics, and minimalism, as well as radical innovations in music for the piano, string quartet, and opera. Clear, approachable and lively, Music 109 is Lucier's indispensable guide to late 20th-century composition. No previous musical knowledge is required, and all readers are welcome.

The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food [EPUB]

The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food [EPUB]
The Mad Feast: An Ecstatic Tour Through America’s Food by Matthew Gavin Frank
2015 | EPUB | 9.97MB

A richly illustrated culinary tour of the United States through fifty signature dishes, and a radical exploration of our gastronomic heritage.

Following his critically acclaimed Preparing the Ghost, renowned essayist Matthew Gavin Frank takes on America’s food. In a surprising style reminiscent of Maggie Nelson or Mark Doty, Frank examines a quintessential dish in each state, interweaving the culinary with personal and cultural associations of each region. From key lime pie (Florida) to elk stew (Montana), The Mad Feast commemorates the unexpected origins of the familiar. Brazenly dissecting the myriad intersections between history and food, Frank, in this gorgeously designed volume, considers politics, sexuality, violence, grief, and pleasure: the cool, creamy whoopie pie evokes toughness in the face of New England winters, while the stewlike perloo serves up an exploration of food and race in the South. Tracing an unpredictable map of our collective appetites, The Mad Feast presents a beguiling flavor profile of the American spirit.

Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups [EPUB]

Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups [EPUB]
Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups: 515 Hot & Hearty Dishes Your Family Will Love
2015 | EPUB | 117.95MB

Divided into three sections, this all-new edition of Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups is like owning three cookbooks in one! Turn to the first section for stick-to-your-ribs CASSEROLES families crave. Bursting with buttery goodness, these meal-in-one dishes can’t be beat! Next, let your SLOW COOKER do the work with page after page of specialties that simmer on their own while you’re away. You’ll discover everything from slow-cooked appetizers and entrees to set-it-and-forget-it potluck classics and rich desserts. And you’ll love the full-flavored recipes in the SOUPS section. Whether you’re stirring up a healthy chicken soup, a hearty chowder or red-hot chili, you’re sure to win raves. No matter which section you start with, you’ll whip up a winner with the 500+ classics in the new Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups. It’s a three-in-one cookbook you’ll turn to all year long.

From coast to coast, families crave those meal-in-one foods that come together easily, serve up quickly and satisfy hunger time and again. Whether a bubbling casserole, slow-cooked dinner or heartwarming chowder, these comfort foods are winners with everyone! Now, home cooks can dish out those all-time favorites from one incredible cookbook—the all-new Taste of Home Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups. Featuring easily identifiable cooking-style sections, this new collection is truly three books in one. The “three-in-one” messaging is consistent throughout the front cover, back cover, flap copy and introduction. Similarly, the book offers more than 400 mouthwatering recipes (more than many competitors) for a retail price of only $17.99. In addition, hundreds of gorgeous photos help promote a positive buying decision. It’s time to dig into the goodness of Casseroles, Slow Cooker & Soups all year long, and this brand-new collection from Taste of Home makes doing so easier than ever!

How to Make Money Online via Amazon Affiliate Marketing [Video]

How to Make Money Online via Amazon Affiliate Marketing [Video]
How to Make Money Online via Amazon Affiliate Marketing by Shayan Rahimi
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 6.5 hours | 3.27GB

The complete step-by-step guide to setting up your very own profit-making website.

Looking to Make Money Online Passively?

You can in just one a week - using the Amazon Associates Program.

Imagine earning a commission on other people's purchases every single day. In 2015 alone, Amazon sold over 5 billion items and 40% of that was sold by 3rd-party sellers (i.e. affiliates, such as much myself.) Consumers are going to buying products regardless. Why not grab a piece of the pie yourself?

Setting up with the Amazon Affiliate Program is not the hard part. The challenging part is knowing which products to promote so that you have a fighting chance of ranking on the first page of Google.

You see, you need to make sure you rank on Google for highly profitable keywords that have relatively low competition. And don't worry if you are not following me - that's what the course is for! In our 6-hour+ training, we cover very important concepts such as:

Research

  • How to Choose a Niche, and Target the Right Keywords. This step will ensure that you do not end up wasting your time, money and energy build a site that no one cares about. We will walk you through the steps carefully to ensure your success.

Creating Engaging Content

  • What your website content needs to have in order for you to succeed. We also discuss how to outsource the content creation to others if the English language is not your strong suit.

Building a Search Engine Optimized WordPress Website

  • We will walk you through everything you need to know in order to build a website that Google will love. Remember, if you can make it to the first page of Google for the keywords you have targeted, you will start generating income. We will show you how to double check your work before you welcome Google to your website with open arms.

Embedding Your Amazon Affiliate Code into Your Content

  • Now comes the fun part! After designing a website and content that we can be proud of, we walk you through the steps of signing up with the Amazon Associates Program. This will ensure that you are be paid every time a sale occurs as a result of your previous hard work.

Spreading the News While You Wait for Google to Rank Your Website

  • In this segment we show you how to make Google proud and how to start driving traffic to your website from day one. Initially, Google will take some time to make up its mind about your website. However, we will cover all the steps you need to take to ensure that Google has no option but to rank you high up on the search results.

There are millions of people that are doing this successfully each and everyday.

Isn't it about time you learn how it's done?

What are the requirements?

You don't need to download anything prior to the lectures. We will show you step by step the software and online services you need to download and/or subscribe to.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 123 lectures and 6.5 hours of content!
  • Build a Profitable Amazon Affiliate Marketing Site
How to Make Money Online via Amazon Affiliate Marketing [Video]

Android Classroom Training - 49 Projects Included [Video]

Android Classroom Training - 49 Projects Included [Video]
Android Classroom Training - 49 Projects Included by Vivian Aranha
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 17 hours | 8.49GB
Learn how to make Android Applications using these CodeAlong Videos, which includes 49 total projects

This course is built to teach beginners how to start making applications in Android, as well as for advanced devs to learn some of the advanced features available in Mobile Application Development.

It's a simple code along tutorial series where students can code while learning, which is found to be the most efficient way of learning these days.

Along with the videos, I have included the slides corresponding to them and also completed projects.

On an average, it should take about a month to complete this course. So be patient and keep on practising along with me.

This course is structured in such a way that it will try to motivate you by initially building some simple apps and see for yourself how easy Android Development is and then slowly advance towards some of the difficult concepts, where I feel you will be ready to tackle them.

If you are passionate about learning Android Development, or have an idea that you want to build your app on - I would greatly recommend you this course. This course will help you understand everything from basics to advanced level Android Mobile Development.

What are the requirements?

  • Basics of Programming
  • Core java basics

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 80 lectures and 17 hours of content!
  • Make Complete Android Apps from Scratch
  • Understand each and every concept of Android Development
  • Build very simple apps to production level applications ready for Google Play Store
Android Classroom Training - 49 Projects Included [Video]

High Performance Mastery: How To Become A Better You [Video]

High Performance Mastery: How To Become A Better You [Video]
High Performance Mastery: How To Become A Better You [Video] by Marc Guberti, Michael Guberti
MP4, AVC, 1280x720 | AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 1.78GB

How to achieve high performance in your work and in your life so you can accomplish your goals

We are all achievers. We accomplished many goals in order to reach where we currently are. However, not everyone feels happy with their progress, and you may be one of those people. You may not be happy with your job or a relationship or something else in your life. Since we are all achievers, we have the ability to accomplish goals.

To get the results you want to see in your life, you have to go from ordinary achievement to a higher level of achievement.

Maybe you want to start a business on your own or be more friendly to the important people in your life. You wish the change could happen immediately, but you know it will take time to make the change happen.

Changes happen at their own paces, but by reaching a higher level of achievement, that pace gets accelerated. That higher level of achievement explains why some people can write a bestselling book in less than a month and why other people launch successful product after successful product.

It's time for you to become one of those higher achievers and get all of your goals done. If you don't, then you will continue standing face-to-face against the goals that have taken up space on your to-do list for far too long.

Reaching the higher level of achievement isn't a matter of putting in more work. Reaching the higher level of achievement–where the magic happens–is a matter of working and living smarter.

In this course, Michael and I will reveal what you need to know to become a higher achiever. You can accomplish that seemingly impossible goal twice as fast as you thought you could. You can make a full-time income by pursuing what you love. You can be a better person to the people who are important to you.

But only if you are ready to take action.

If you wish to pursue the path towards the higher level of achievement, then click "Take This Course" now.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 23 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Discover how to achieve higher levels of performance
  • Learn the mindset it takes to become a high performer
  • Identify how they can save time and make every minute count
  • Students will learn how to dive into the high performance way of thinking so they can accomplish their personal and work related goals faster than before
High Performance Mastery: How To Become A Better You [Video]

On the Slow Train Again [Audiobook]

On the Slow Train Again [Audiobook]
On the Slow Train Again [Audiobook] by Michael Williams, read by Michael Tudor Barnes
2011 | M4B@64 kbps | 7 hrs 32 mins | 203.58MB

Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch line in London's commuterland, and travels on one of the slowest services in the land along the shores of the lovely Dovey estuary to the far west of Wales.

He takes the stopping train across the Pennines on a line with so few services that its glorious scenery is a secret known only to the regulars. Here, too, is the Bittern Line in Norfolk and the Tarka Line in North Devon as well as the little branch line to the fishing port of Looe in Cornwall, rescued from closure in the 1960s and now celebrating its 150th anniversary taking families on holiday to the seaside. From the most luxurious and historic - aboard the Orient Express - to the most futuristic - on the driverless trains of London's Docklands Light Railway - here is a unique travel companion celebrating the treasures of our railway heritage from one of Britain's most knowledgeable railway writers.

Oasis: The Truth - My Life as Oasis's Drummer [Audiobook]

Oasis: The Truth - My Life as Oasis's Drummer [Audiobook]
Oasis: The Truth - My Life as Oasis's Drummer [Audiobook] by, read by
2013 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 8 hrs 2 mins | 219.36MB

In 1991, five wannabe Mancunian musicians came together and cracked the spark that ignited the explosion which became Oasis. The band went from obscurity to a global phenomenon in the space of a year, achieving world-wide recognition and selling over 70 million records. What started out as five young lads with a common dream of becoming rock stars eventually disintegrated into in-fighting, clashes of egos, and financial disputes. In 1995, following the release of Definitely Maybe - the fastest-selling debut of all time - things came to a head and drummer Tony McCarroll left the band.

In this candid and hilarious book, Tony tells one of the most in-depth rock 'n' roll stories of modern times. He reveals the truth about the early years before the band was even formed; he tells of the drinking and drug consumption. Plus, he talks of his much-publicized rift with Noel Gallagher. Tony's recollections include stories involving David Beckham, Prince, Eric Cantona and John McEnroe.

Travels [Audiobook]

Travels [Audiobook]
Travels [Audiobook] by Michael Crichton, read by Christopher Lane
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 15 hrs 52 mins | 450.83MB

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere, comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.

Fueled by a powerful curiosity - and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up - Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling - swimming with mud sharks in Tahiti, tracking wild animals through the jungle of Rwanda. This is a record of those travels - an exhilarating quest across the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world, a determined odyssey into the unfathomable, spiritual depths of the inner world. It is an adventure of risk and rejuvenation, terror and wonder, as exciting as Michael Crichton's many masterful and widely heralded works of fiction.

For Michael Crichton, being a Harvard-trained physician, the author of two bestsellers, and a movie director is not enough. It is, he resolves, time to travel. From swimming with sharks in Tahiti to psychic experiences in the American desert, Crichton records his exhilarating quest through the familiar and exotic frontiers of the outer world.