Tony Duquette's Dawnridge [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:22
2018 | EPUB | 220.59MB
Designer Tony Duquette’s legendary Dawnridge, located in Beverly Hills, is one of the most creatively designed private homes in America. Built in 1949 by Duquette and his wife, Elizabeth, the original structure was a modest 30 x 30 foot box. Hutton Wilkinson purchased the home following Duquette’s death in 1999, and he has since breathed new life into the estate, broadening the property, adding houses of his own design, and incorporating remarkable objects designed and created by the Duquettes.
Written by Wilkinson, Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge chronicles the luxe and historic home’s transformation. The book is organized by the three main houses, and Wilkinson elaborates on the spectacular design elements in each room and shares the stories behind the spaces. Tim Street-Porter’s photographs show both the original and redesigned rooms.
Understanding the Brain: From Cells to Behavior to Cognition [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:21
2018 | EPUB | 29.54 MB
An examination of what makes us human and unique among all creatures―our brains.
No reader curious about our “little grey cells” will want to pass up Harvard neuroscientist John E. Dowling’s brief introduction to the brain. In this up-to-date revision of his 1998 book Creating Mind, Dowling conveys the essence and vitality of the field of neuroscience―examining the progress we’ve made in understanding how brains work, and shedding light on discoveries having to do with aging, mental illness, and brain health. The first half of the book provides the nuts-and-bolts necessary for an up-to-date understanding of the brain. Covering the general organization of the brain, early chapters explain how cells communicate with one another to enable us to experience the world. The rest of the book touches on higher-level concepts such as vision, perception, language, memory, emotion, and consciousness. Beautifully illustrated and lucidly written, this introduction elegantly reveals the beauty of the organ that makes us uniquely human.
Can You Outsmart an Economist?: 100+ Puzzles to Train Your Brain [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:20
2018 | EPUB | 3.56MB
“Will delight and inform anyone who enjoys rigorous thinking and the unexpected conclusions it delivers.” — Jamie Whyte, author of Crimes Against Logic
“This ingenious gallop through the mind of Steven Landsburg enables you to think like an economist without incurring a Keynesian headache or a huge student loan. You may even end up ‘smarter than Google.’ But you will not readily put down this exhilarating adventure in ideas.” — George Gilder, author of Knowledge and Power and Life After Google
Can you outsmart an economist? Steven Landsburg, acclaimed author and professor of economics, dares you to try. In this whip-smart, entertaining, and entirely unconventional economics primer, he brings together over one hundred puzzles and brain teasers that illustrate the subject’s key concepts and pitfalls. From warm-up exercises to get your brain working, to logic and probability problems, to puzzles covering more complex topics like inferences, strategy, and irrationality, Can You Outsmart an Economist? will show you how to do just that by expanding the way you think about decision making and problem solving. Let the games begin!
“Entertaining as well as edifying. Read it, expand your mind, and have fun!”— N. Gregory Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Mountains: The Origins of the Earth's Mountain Systems [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:18
2017 | EPUB | 44.63MB
Most mountains on Earth occur within relatively well-defined, narrow belts separated by wide expanses of much lower-lying ground. Their distribution is not random but is caused by the now well-understood geological processes of plate tectonics. Some mountains mark the site of a former plate collision – where one continental plate has ridden up over another, resulting in a zone of highly deformed and elevated rocks. Others are essentially volcanic in origin.
The most obvious mountain belts today – the Himalayas, the Alps and the Andes, for example - are situated at currently active plate boundaries. Others, such as the Caledonian mountains of the British Isles and Scandinavia, are the product of a plate collision that happened far in the geological past and have no present relationship to a plate boundary. These are much lower, with a generally gentler relief, worn down through millennia of erosion. The presently active mountain belts are arranged in three separate systems: the Alpine-Himalayan ranges, the circum-Pacific belt and the mid-ocean ridges. Much of the Alpine-Himalayan belt is relatively well known, but large parts of the circum-Pacific and ocean-ridge systems are not nearly as familiar, but contain equally impressive mountain ranges despite large parts being partly or wholly submerged.
This book takes the reader along the active mountain systems explaining how plate tectonic processes have shaped them, then looks more briefly at some of the older mountain systems whose tectonic origins are more obscure. It is aimed at those with an interest in mountains and in developing an understanding of the geological processes that create them.
The Integrative Nutrition Cookbook [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:16
2018 | EPUB | 67.12MB
80+ simple recipes spanning multiple dietary restrictions and preferences.
Joshua Rosenthal, founder of Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) teaches that food creates the foundation for vitality. Readers quickly learn to love cooking and feel its health benefits.
Includes sections on organic and local food (including The Dirty Dozen™ and The Clean Fifteen™), a seasonal ingredient guide, and Pantry Basics.
- Foreword by Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods.
- Icons designate recipes as Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Grain-Free.
- Index includes recipes listed by ingredient.
- Not associated with a particular diet, emphasis is on natural, whole foods regardless of reader’s eating style.
- 50-page Glossary provides reference to benefits of different foods.
- Entree/main dishes: Dark Greens, Great Grains, and Perfect Proteins.
- Side dishes: Appetizers, Side Dishes
- Specialty/restrictive ingredients: Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Grain-Free
- Beverages: Juices, Smoothies, Healthy Beverages
- Desserts: Superfood Sweets
Includes Joshua’s mom’s Cholent recipe and the story behind it: "one of my favorite dishes growing up." (Joshua Rosenthal)
Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches, 2nd Edition [PDF]
02 November 2018, 23:15
2018 | PDF | 48.13MB
Go beyond the basics with this up to date Arduino programming resource
Take your Arduino programming skills to the next level using the hands-on information contained in this thoroughly revised, easy to follow TAB guide. Aimed at programmers and hobbyists who have mastered the fundamentals, Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches, Second Edition reveals professional programming tips and tricks. This up-to-date edition covers the Internet of Things (IoT) and features new chapters on interfacing your Arduino with other microcontrollers. You will get dozens of illustrated examples and downloadable code examples that clearly demonstrate each powerful technique.
Discover how to:
- Configure your Arduino IDE and develop your own sketches
- Boost performance and speed by writing time-efficient sketches
- Optimize power consumption and memory usage
- Interface with different types of serial busses, including I2C, 1-Wire, SPI, and TTL Serial
- Use Arduino with USB and UART
- Incorporate Ethernet, Bluetooth, and DSP
- Program Arduino for the Internet
- Manage your sketches using One Process
- Accomplish more than one task at a time―without multi-threading
- Create your own code library and share it with other hobbyists
Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes – Through Darkness and Light [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:13
2018 | EPUB | 79.85MB
This is the tale of a journey between three great cities Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon.
With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline Eden travels from Odessa to Bessarabia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey s Black Sea region, exploring interconnecting culinary cultures. From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian émigrés in Istanbul, Caroline gives readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light.
Meticulously researched and documenting unprecedented meetings with remarkable individuals, Black Sea is like no other piece of travel writing. Packed with rich photography and sumptuous food, this biography of a region, its people and its recipes truly breaks new ground.
Words That Go Ping: The Ridiculously Wonderful World of Onomatopoeia [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:12
2018 | EPUB | 1.09MB
If it goes 'moo' then every child knows it's a cow. If it goes 'Wham! Bam! Crash!' we're in a fast-paced comic. But what goes 'krknout'?
Barbara Lasserre takes us on a playful journey through the delightful world of words that mimic sounds. Normally relegated to children's books, cartoons and comedians, she shows how these often ancient words reveal unexpected things about the way we think, speak and act.
A book for anyone who loves playing with words.
Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 23:11
2018 | EPUB | 73.93MB
From the churches and street corners of Harlem and The Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical mecca for generations, and Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is the definitive story of its development throughout the five boroughs.
Plug in and walk the same streets a young Bob Dylan walked. See where Patti Smith, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, and Jeff Buckley played. Visit on foot the places Lou Reed mentions in his songs or where Paul Simon grew up; where the Strokes drowned their sorrows, Grizzly Bear cut their teeth and Jimi Hendrix found his vision. Rock and Roll Explorer Guide gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.
- Upper Manhattan and Harlem
- Upper West Side
- The Velvet Underground
- Upper East Side
- The Beatles
- John & Yoko
- Central Park
- Patti Smith
- Midtown West
- Beastie Boys
- Midtown East
- Chelsea & Hudson Yards
- Jimi Hendrix & Electric Lady
- Union Square & Madison Square
- New York Dolls
- West Village
- Bob Dylan
- East Village
- Soho & TriBeCa
- Sonic Youth
- Lower East Side
- The Strokes
- Talking Heads
- Simon & Garfunkel
- The Bronx
- Staten Island
Rock & roll may not have been born in New York, but this is one of the places it grew up and blew up and presented itself to the world. From the churches and street corners of Harlem and the Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical Mecca for generations, and The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is an historical journey through its development across all five boroughs.
The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City restores a sense of time and place to music history by identifying and documenting critical points of interest spanning genres and eras, and delineating the places in New York City critical to its musical development and ultimate triumphs and tragedies. Through this lens, we can see and understand how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. In some cases, the buildings are still there, in others only the address remains, but you still get a sense of the history that happened there.
Among the many locations in this book are addresses musicians and other key rock & roll figures once called home. In a very few instances we’ve included current addresses, but only when the location is historically significant and widely known; otherwise, we consciously left current residences out. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is intended as a fun travel guide through music history rather than a means of locating famous musicians. Most New Yorkers understand that everyone has a right to privacy. That’s one of the reasons many of these artists live here.
Because of the city’s rich history, this book cannot be a comprehensive encyclopedia of music, rock venues, or the music industry; nor do we present the definitive biographies of the musicians included. The artists and locations chosen represent a sometimes broad look at the history of rock & roll in the city, with an eye on those who either grew up or spent their formative years here. But there’s so much more we couldn’t include, and we hope readers will be inspired to go even further, whether they’re hitting the streets themselves or experiencing the city vicariously from afar. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.
What Really Makes America Great [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 08:20
2018 | EPUB | 118.42MB
America IS great and all the things that make it REALLY great are unique to each and every one of us and deserve to be celebrated. What Really Makes America Great is a collection of artwork honoring all aspects of America from myriad artists in the Creative Action Network.
Creative Action Network founder and CEO Max Slavkin says this art series was inspired by a widespread interest in creating art to challenge the current political climate. Throughout the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, 100 artists came together to illustrate the things that already make America great. The project has continued beyond those initial 100 days and 100 artists.
Each spread of the book contains an artist’s statement on the left and artwork on the right side. The art touches on several issues and topics, including religious freedom, immigration, energy solutions, plurality—and even bourbon. It features a foreword by Steven Heller, an American art director, journalist, critic, author, and editor who specializes in topics related to graphic design.
The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump [Audiobook]
02 November 2018, 08:19
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 8 hours and 28 minutes | 233.46MB
Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton's deep-state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election.
The Russia Hoax reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama's Justice Department worked improperly to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
When this suspected effort failed, those same people appear to have pursued a contrived investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo the election results and remove him as president.
The evidence suggests that partisans within the FBI and the Department of Justice, driven by personal animus and a misplaced sense of political righteousness, surreptitiously acted to subvert electoral democracy in our country.
The audiobook will examine:
- How did Hillary Clinton manage to escape prosecution despite compelling evidence she violated the law?
- Did Peter Strzok, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, and others obstruct justice by protecting Clinton?
- Why was there never a legitimate criminal investigation of Clinton in the Uranium One case?
- Are the text messages exchanged between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page evidence of a concerted effort to undermine the electoral process?
- Was there ever any real evidence of "collusion" between Trump and the Russians?
- Did Trump obstruct justice in the firing of Comey, or was he legally exercising his constitutional authority?
- Did the FBI and DOJ improperly use a discredited "dossier" about Trump to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump associates?
- Should Mueller have disqualified himself under the special counsel law based on glaring conflicts of interest?
- Was fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn unfairly charged with making a false statement?
With insightful analysis and a fact-filled narrative, The Russia Hoax delves deeply into Democrat wrongdoing.
Nightingales and Roses: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen [EPUB]
02 November 2018, 08:17
2018 | EPUB | 29.05MB
Over 100 authentic, seasonal recipes from Persian cook and food blogger, Maryam Sinaiee.
Nightingales and Roses offers you a true taste of Persian home cooking. Iranian food blogger and cook, Maryam Sinaiee, takes us through a full year in the Persian kitchen, explaining the stories and traditions behind each delicious dish.
From Lamb and Aubergine Stew and Baked Fish with Tamarind to Rosewater Ice Cream and Saffron Rice Pudding, Maryam's recipes reveal the diverse range of flavours that make up this unique cuisine.
Beautifully photographed throughout, this is the perfect introduction to real Iranian food.
The Economist Audio Edition [November 3, 2018]
02 November 2018, 00:03
MP3@48 kbps + EPUB + AZW3 | 198.19MB
America: Why the mid-terms matter
- A budget to end austerity? (Britain)
- Europe without Merkel
- Red October in the markets
- HBO vs. Netflix
- America and Iran: Talk to Tehran
- The Democrats: Kick-starting the donkey
- Marine technology of the future: In need of a clean up