A History of Music in Western Civilization [Audiobook]

A History of Music in Western Civilization [Audiobook]
A History of Music in Western Civilization: Fascinating Discussions by 15 Prominent Music Authorities, with Musical Examples [Audiobook] by Various Authors, read by Various
2007 | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 49 mins | 323.27MB

From anonymous 10th century troubadours to world-renowned 20th century composers, A History of Music of the Western World explores the roots of the most influential music genres of our time. Essential listening for students and lovers of great music, the collection includes stimulating discussions by 15 prominent music authorities, including Christopher Hogwood and Dr. Wilfrid Mellers.

You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia [EPUB]

You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia [EPUB]
You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf From Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia by Jack Lynch
2016 | EPUB | 2.42MB

"Knowledge is of two kinds," said Samuel Johnson in 1775. "We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference. Yet it is just the latest in a long line of aggregated knowledge–reference works that have shaped the way we've seen the world for centuries.

You Could Look It Up chronicles the captivating stories behind these great works and their contents, and the way they have influenced each other. From The Code of Hammurabi, the earliest known compendium of laws in ancient Babylon almost two millennia before Christ to Pliny's Natural History; from the 11th-century Domesday Book recording land holdings in England to Abraham Ortelius's first atlas of the world; from Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language to The Whole Earth Catalog to Google, Jack Lynch illuminates the human stories and accomplishment behind each, as well as its enduring impact on civilization. In the process, he offers new insight into the value of knowledge.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 [EPUB]

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016 [EPUB]
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016
2015 | EPUB | 143.69MB
The World Almanac and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

The CIA World Factbook 2016 [EPUB]

The CIA World Factbook 2016 [EPUB]
The CIA World Factbook 2016
2015 | EPUB | 33.13MB

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, The CIA World Factbook 2016 offers complete and up-to-date information on the world’s nations. This comprehensive guide is packed with detailed information on the politics, populations, military expenditures, and economics of 2015.

For each country, The CIA World Factbook 2016 includes:

  • Detailed maps with new geopolitical data
  • Statistics on the population of each country, with details on literacy rates, HIV prevalence, and age structure
  • New data on military expenditures and capabilities
  • Information on each country’s climate and natural hazards
  • Details on prominent political parties, and contact information for diplomatic consultation
  • Facts on transportation and communication infrastructure
  • And much more!

Also included are appendixes with useful abbreviations, international environmental agreements, international organizations and groups, weight and measure conversions, and more. Originally intended for use by government officials, this is a must-have resource for students, travelers, journalists, and business people with a desire to know more about their world.

Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek [EPUB]

Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek [EPUB]
Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek by Gregory Bergman
2011 | EPUB | 0.92MB

The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!"

Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is full of mysterious words and phrases. But now there's an easy way to understand what it's all about.

With this book you can dork out with the best of 'em. Here are more than 1,000 words and their definitions, including such gems as:

  • LARP
  • Red Shirt
  • Wilhelm Scream
  • Xenomorph
  • Munchkin*

So don't worry if you don't know what a midochlorian is or what to do with a proton pack. With this book, you'll never be confused again.

*Which doesn't mean what you think it means, unless you're a fan of roleplaying games.

Introducing Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide [EPUB]

Introducing Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide [EPUB]
Introducing Evolutionary Psychology: A Graphic Guide by Dylan Evans, Oscar Zarate
2010 | EPUB | 89.82MB

How did the mind evolve? How does the human mind differ from the minds of our ancestors, and from the minds of our nearest relatives, the apes? What are the universal features of the human mind, and why are they designed the way they are? If our minds are built by selfish genes, why are we so cooperative? Can the differences between male and female psychology be explained in evolutionary terms? These questions are at the centre of a rapidly growing research programme called evolutionary psychology.

Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants [EPUB]

Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants [EPUB]
Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants by Jennifer Potter
2008 | EPUB | 10.98MB

In seventeenth-century Britain, a new breed of 'curious' gardeners were pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning of science. Jennifer Potter's book vividly evokes the drama of their lives and takes its readers to the edge of an expanding universe. Strange Blooms is a magnificent pleasure for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.

Eat Real Food: Simple Rules for Health, Happiness, and Unstoppable Energy [EPUB]

Eat Real Food: Simple Rules for Health, Happiness, and Unstoppable Energy [EPUB]
Eat Real Food: Simple Rules for Health, Happiness, and Unstoppable Energy by Julie Montagu
2016 | EPUB | 2.1MB

Eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. But somewhere along the way, even the most health-conscious of us can become overwhelmed by the endless information and advice available to us, and feel tempted to give up. Eat Real Food takes things back to basics, and guides you to make simple but positive dietary choices that will increase your intake of Julie's 'Flexi Five' - the five healthy food groups that are most important for keeping your brain and body balanced and happy:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Healthy fats
  • Natural sweeteners
  • Superfoods

Julie introduces you to the superheroes in each of these different food groups, shares the best ways to prepare them, explains their nutritional benefits, and then provides a variety of imaginative ways to include these foods in your diet every day, whether you're at home or on the go. As well as delicious recipes, Julie shares how you can improve your health and increase your happiness with meditation, affirmations, simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga poses. You can have boundless energy and glowing health, you just need to give your body the food and attention it craves and deserves. It really is that simple!

Eat This, Not That for Abs: The Ultimate Six-Pack in Less Than Six Weeks [EPUB]

Eat This, Not That for Abs: The Ultimate Six-Pack in Less Than Six Weeks [EPUB]
Eat This, Not That for Abs: The Ultimate Six-Pack in Less Than Six Weeks—and a Flat Belly for Life by Mark Langowski
2015 | EPUB | 137.05MB

Strip away belly fat and unveil lean, hard, rippling abs with the power of simple swaps and the scientifically proven new diet system from the bestselling authors of Eat This, Not That!

Can you get abs in just five weeks by eating bacon, pizza, burgers, even ice cream? Yes, you can with the unique eating and exercise program from celebrity trainer Mark Langowski and Eat This, Not That!

Using groundbreaking new science, you'll eat whatever you want for two weeks at a time, focusing on fat-burning, muscle-building foods like burgers, steak, and even pasta. Then you'll use a simple but effective 4-day cleanse to shred away fat, unveiling a lean, fit physique so quickly, you'll be shocked by the results.

The secret lies in the power of simple swaps. You'll discover how you can cut hundreds of calories out of your day while still enjoying the foods you love. And as you feast on your favorites, you will:

  • Lose body fat–as much as 12 pounds in 2 weeks!–without ever feeling hungry or deprived. Discover how choosing a barbecue beef dish over a chicken salad at Chipotle can save you nearly 270 calories and 25 grams of harmful fat!
  • Boost your metabolism–instantly! Use the unique two-phase diet and fitness plan to jumpstart your body's natural furnace and start melting fat 24/7.
  • Shred down to abs in just 4 days! The unique LEAN phase of this program will strip away body fat even as your metabolism continues to rev.
  • Build a lean, solid core–without crunches! Get up off the floor and start having fun with exercise! With this unique workout program, you'll never get bored or frustrated, and you'll watch the pounds melt away.
  • End inflammation, and cleanse and heal your body naturally. This unique plan explains how lauric acid, a common but entirely avoidable additive in our food, creates inflammation throughout the body, leading to weight gain no matter how hard you try to diet and exercise. Lose it–and heal!

With a complete, easy-to-use eating plan that works for everyone, a simple and effective workout program, plus delicious recipes for meals, snacks, and even desserts, Eat This, Not That! for Abs is fastest, most effective plan ever designed to strip away belly fat and get you the lean, hard midsection you deserve!

Eat This, Not That: Supermarket Survival Guide [EPUB]

Eat This, Not That: Supermarket Survival Guide [EPUB]
Eat This, Not That: Supermarket Survival Guide: Thousands of easy food swaps that can save you 10, 20, 30 pounds--or more by David Zinczenko, Matt Goulding
2014 | EPUB | 56.56MB

Revised, expanded, and updated with all-new nutrition facts and information, Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide is the ultimate authority on packaged foods, produce, and dairy and meat products when it’s time to go shopping for your family.

With more than 50,000 food products in the average supermarket, it’s no wonder shoppers feel confused and overwhelmed. How do they know what to buy to eat healthier and avoid packing on pounds? And as food prices skyrocket, how do consumers know they’re getting the best deals?

Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide will steer buyers away from nutritional danger zones and protect them with the power of knowledge. On every page, readers will find easy-to-follow tips and nutrition facts that help them make the best choices for cutting calories, shedding pounds, and even saving money!

Based on extensive research and market reporting, Eat This, Not That! Supermarket Survival Guide finally puts the shopper in control of his or her family’s diet and health.

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics [EPUB]

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics [EPUB]
Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics by Richard Evershed, Nicola Temple
2015 | EPUB | 1.48MB

Chicken eggs that haven't come from chickens, melamine in infant's milk in China, nut shells in spices - these are just some examples of the food fraud that has occurred in recent years. As our urban lifestyle takes us further and further away from our food sources, there are increasing opportunities for dishonesty, duplicity and profit-making short-cuts.

Food adulteration, motivated by money, is an issue that has spanned the globe throughout human history. Whether it's a matter of making a good quality oil stretch a bit further by adding a little extra 'something' or labeling a food falsely to appeal to current consumer trends - it's all food fraud, and it costs the food industry billions of dollars each year. The price to consumers may be even higher, with some paying for these crimes with their health and, in some cases, their lives.

Sorting the Beef from the Bull is a collection of food fraud tales from around the world. It explains the role of science in uncovering some of the century's biggest food scams, and explores the arms race between food forensics and fraudsters as new methods of detection spur more creative and sophisticated means of committing the crimes. This book equips us with the knowledge of what is possible in the world of food fraud and shines a light on the shady areas of our food supply system where these criminals lurk.

Whole Protein Vegetarian [EPUB]

Whole Protein Vegetarian [EPUB]
Whole Protein Vegetarian: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes with Essential Amino Acids for Health and Well-Being by Rebecca Miller Ffrench
2016 | EPUB | 10.22MB

A cookbook that takes the guesswork out of combining protein sources, to provide delicious, complete protein meals

Are you afraid you won’t get enough protein—or the right kind—from a plant-based diet? Many grains, beans, leafy greens, and nuts contain fewer than all nine of the essential amino acids that comprise a complete, or “whole” protein, unlike animal-based proteins, which are more likely to be complete.

This is an easy fix: Include a wide variety of plant-based foods over the course of a day and you’ll get the complementary proteins you need. These delicious recipes will get you started on the road to a healthy, plant-based diet.

Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space [PDF]

Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space [EPUB]
Furnitecture: Furniture That Transforms Space by Anna Yudina
2015 | PDF | 63.05MB

Furnitecture is a sourcebook exploring the furnishings, interior environments, and solutions for small spaces at the meeting point between design and architecture. The book features the work of a rising generation of designers across the globe who are starting to think about furniture in an architectural way, resulting in pieces that brilliantly transform interior spaces.

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You [Audiobook]

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You [Audiobook]
Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear, Make Better Decisions, and Thrive in the 21st Century [Audiobook] by Marc Schoen, Kristin Loberg, read by Marc Schoen
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + PDF | 8 hrs 35 mins | 236.25MB

Thanks to technology, we live in a world that's much more comfortable than ever before. But here's the paradox: Our tolerance for discomfort is at an all-time low. And as we wrestle with a sinking "discomfort threshold", we increasingly find ourselves at the mercy of our primitive instincts and reactions that can perpetuate disease, dysfunction, and impair performance and decision making. Designed to keep us out of danger, our limbic brain's survival instinct controls what we intuitively do to avert injury or death, such as running out of a burning building.

Rarely are we required to recruit this instinct today because seldom do we find ourselves in situations that are truly life-threatening. However, this part of our brain is programmed to naturally and automatically react to even the most benign forms of discomfort and stress as serious threats to our survival.

In this seminal audiobook we learn how the survival instinct is the culprit that triggers a person to overeat, prevents the insomniac from sleeping, causes the executive to unravel under pressure, leads travelers to avoid planes or freeways, inflames pain, and due to past heartache, closes down an individual to love.

In all of these cases, their overly-sensitive survival instinct is being called into action at the slightest hint of discomfort. In short, their survival instinct is stuck in the on position…with grave consequences.

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You can transform the way you live. Provocative, eye-opening, and surprisingly practical with its gallery of strategies and ideas, this audiobook will show you how to build up your "instinctual muscles" for successfully managing discomfort while taming your overly reactive survival instinct. You will learn that the management of discomfort is the single most important skill for the 21st century.

This audiobook is, at its heart, a modern guide to survival.