Civic Rites by Nancy Evans

Civic Rites: Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens by Nancy Evans
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.9 Mb
Overview: Civic Rites explores the religious origins of Western democracy by examining the government of fifth-century BCE Athens in the larger context of ancient Greece and the eastern Mediterranean. Deftly combining history, politics, and religion to weave together stories of democracy’s first leaders and critics, Nancy Evans gives readers a contemporary’s perspective on Athenian society. She vividly depicts the physical environment and the ancestral rituals that nourished the people of the earliest democratic state, demonstrating how religious concerns were embedded in Athenian governmental processes. The book’s lucid portrayals of the best-known Athenian festivals honoring Athena, Demeter, and Dionysus offer a balanced view of Athenian ritual and illustrate the range of such customs in fifth-century Athens.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Cinematic Ghosts by Murray Leeder

Cinematic Ghosts: Haunting and Spectrality from Silent Cinema to the Digital Era by Murray Leeder (Editor)
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.4 MB
Overview: In 1896, Maxim Gorky declared cinema "the Kingdom of Shadows." In its silent, ashen-grey world, he saw a land of spectral, and ever since then cinema has had a special relationship with the haunted and the ghostly. Cinematic Ghosts is the first collection devoted to this subject, including fourteen new essays, dedicated to exploring the many permutations of the movies’ phantoms.

Cinematic Ghosts contains essays revisiting some classic ghost films within the genres of horror (The Haunting, 1963), romance (Portrait of Jennie, 1948), comedy (Beetlejuice, 1988) and the art film (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 2010), as well as essays dealing with a number of films from around the world, from Sweden to China. Cinematic Ghosts traces the archetype of the cinematic ghost from the silent era until today, offering analyses from a range of historical, aesthetic and theoretical dimensions.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Chief Crisis Officer by James F. Haggerty

Chief Crisis Officer: Structure and Leadership for Effective Communications Response by James F. Haggerty
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.3 Mb
Overview: An organization’s crisis response involves public communications response: ensuring the general public, media, employees and other stakeholders understand (1) what has happened, and (2) what you are doing about it. Crisis events tend to ripple and echo long after the initial drama, as today’s plant explosion is tomorrow’s government investigation and next week’s class action lawsuit.

In this environment a fumbled ineffective response can mean the different between a crisis that is managed…and one that manages you. Chief Crisis Officer: Running Point in the Face of Unexpected Events explains why every company and organization needs to identify a Chief Crisis Officer, who will take the lead in preparing the organization for crisis communications response, and responding effectively when the inevitable crisis hits.

Using a mixture of real life examples, strategies, and tactics, the book will break down various forms of crises into their component parts and provide both a strategic approach and the proper tools to enable the Chief Crisis Officer to assemble his or her team, and respond-effectively and efficiently-when the crisis occurs.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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C++ By Dissection

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Fishes of the World, 5th Edition by Joseph S. Nelson

Fishes of the World, 5th Edition by Joseph S. Nelson, Terry C. Grande, Mark V. H. Wilson
Requirements: .PDF reader, 18,8 MB
Overview: Fishes of the World, Fifth Edition is the only modern, phylogenetically based classification of the world’s fishes. The updated text offers new phylogenetic diagrams that clarify the relationships among fish groups, as well as cutting-edge global knowledge that brings this classic reference up to date. With this resource, you can classify orders, families, and genera of fishes, understand the connections among fish groups, organize fishes in their evolutionary context, and imagine new areas of research. To further assist your work, this text provides representative drawings, many of them new, for most families of fishes, allowing you to make visual connections to the information as you read. It also contains many references to the classical as well as the most up-to-date literature on fish relationships, based on both morphology and molecular biology. The study of fishes is one that certainly requires dedication-and access to reliable, accurate information. With more than 30,000 known species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes, both lobe-finned and ray-finned, you will need to master your area of study with the assistance of the best reference materials available. This text will help you bring your knowledge of fishes to the next level.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins (.M4B)

Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 554 MB
Overview: In Carrying the Fire, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humor of the adventure of reaching the moon. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his Apollo 11 spacewalk, presenting an evocative description of the joys of flight as well as a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Troubleshooting Win Sysinternals Tools by Mark Russinovich+ +

Troubleshooting With The Windows Sysinternals Tools by Mark Russinovich & Aaron Margosi
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, .ePUB – 61.9 MB : .MOBI – 57.1 MB
Overview: Optimize Windows system reliability and performance with Sysinternals IT pros and power users consider the free Windows Sysinternals tools indispensable for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and deeply understanding the Windows platform.

In this extensively updated guide, Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis help you use these powerful tools to optimize any Windows system’s reliability, efficiency, performance, and security. The authors first explain Sysinternals’ capabilities and help you get started fast. Next, they offer in-depth coverage of each major tool, from Process Explorer and Process Monitor to Sysinternals’ security and file utilities.

Then, building on this knowledge, they show the tools being used to solve real-world cases involving error messages, hangs, sluggishness, malware infections, and much more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices > Windows Operating System

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Troubleshooting Win Sysinternals Tools by Mark Russinovich+ +

Troubleshooting With The Windows Sysinternals Tools by Mark Russinovich & Aaron Margosi
Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, .ePUB – 61.9 MB : .MOBI – 57.1 MB
Overview: Optimize Windows system reliability and performance with Sysinternals IT pros and power users consider the free Windows Sysinternals tools indispensable for diagnosing, troubleshooting, and deeply understanding the Windows platform.

In this extensively updated guide, Sysinternals creator Mark Russinovich and Windows expert Aaron Margosis help you use these powerful tools to optimize any Windows system’s reliability, efficiency, performance, and security. The authors first explain Sysinternals’ capabilities and help you get started fast. Next, they offer in-depth coverage of each major tool, from Process Explorer and Process Monitor to Sysinternals’ security and file utilities.

Then, building on this knowledge, they show the tools being used to solve real-world cases involving error messages, hangs, sluggishness, malware infections, and much more.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices > Windows Operating System

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Modern Records, Maverick Methods by Samantha Bennett

Modern Records, Maverick Methods: Technology and Process in Popular Music Record Production 1978-2000 by Samantha Bennett
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.0 MB
Overview: From the Fairlight CMI through MIDI to the digital audio workstations at the turn of the millennium, Modern Records, Maverick Methods examines a critical period in commercial popular music record production: the transformative digital age from the late 1970s until 2000.

Drawing on a discography of more than 300 recordings across pop, rock, hip hop, dance and alternative musics from artists such as the Beastie Boys, Madonna, U2 and Fatboy Slim, and extensive and exclusive ethnographic work with many world-renowned recordists, Modern Records presents a fresh and insightful new perspective on one of the most significant eras in commercial music record production.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices

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Modern Records, Maverick Methods by Samantha Bennett

Modern Records, Maverick Methods: Technology and Process in Popular Music Record Production 1978-2000 by Samantha Bennett
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.0 MB
Overview: From the Fairlight CMI through MIDI to the digital audio workstations at the turn of the millennium, Modern Records, Maverick Methods examines a critical period in commercial popular music record production: the transformative digital age from the late 1970s until 2000.

Drawing on a discography of more than 300 recordings across pop, rock, hip hop, dance and alternative musics from artists such as the Beastie Boys, Madonna, U2 and Fatboy Slim, and extensive and exclusive ethnographic work with many world-renowned recordists, Modern Records presents a fresh and insightful new perspective on one of the most significant eras in commercial music record production.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices

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Green IT: Technologies and Applications by Jae H. Kim +

Green IT: Technologies and Applications by Jae H. Kim, Myung J. Lee
Requirements: .PDF reader, 9.3 MB
Overview: This book is the first of its kind in presenting comprehensive technical issues and solutions for rapidly growing Green IT. It brings together in a single volume both green communications and green computing under the theme of Green IT, and presents exciting research and developments taking place therein in a survey style. Written by the subject matter experts consisting of an international team of recognized researchers and practitioners in the field, Green IT: Technologies and Applications will serve as an excellent source of information on the latest technical trend of Green IT for graduate/undergraduate students, researchers, engineers, and engineering managers in the IT (Electrical, Communications, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Science) as well as interdisciplinary areas such as sustainability, environment, and energy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices

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Art & Design in Photoshop by Steve Caplin

Art & Design in Photoshop by Steve Caplin
Requirements: .PDF reader, 48,1 MB
Overview: In this unique book, acclaimed master of photomontage and visual trickery Steve Caplin shows you how to stretch your creative boundaries. Taking the same tried-and-tested practical approach as his best selling How to Cheat in Photoshop titles, Steve’s step-by-step instructions recreate a dazzling and diverse array of fabulous design effects. You’ll learn how to design everything from wine labels to sushi cartons, from certificates to iPod advertising, from textbooks to pulp fiction. Written by a working pro, the clear guidelines pinpoint exactly what you need to know: how to get slick-looking results with minimum fuss, with a 16-page Photoshop Reference chapter that provides an at-a-glance guide to Photoshop tools and techniques for less experienced users. Steve explains both typography and the design process in a clear, informative and entertaining way.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices

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Ambisonics by Franz Zotter, Matthias Frank

Ambisonics: A Practical 3D Audio Theory for Recording, Studio Production, Sound Reinforcement, and Virtual Reality by Franz Zotter, Matthias Frank
Requirements: .PDF reader, 10.8 MB
Overview: This open access book provides a concise explanation of the fundamentals and background of the surround sound recording and playback technology Ambisonics. It equips readers with the psychoacoustical, signal processing, acoustical, and mathematical knowledge needed to understand the inner workings of modern processing utilities, special equipment for recording, manipulation, and reproduction in the higher-order Ambisonic format. The book comes with various practical examples based on free software tools and open scientific data for reproducible research.

Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices

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The Summer Ice King by Molly Mills

The Summer Ice King: Delicious, Refreshing Summer Sorbet Recipes to Keep You Cool and Fresh by Molly Mills
Requirements: EPUB Reader 2 MB
Overview: Summer is great and all, but it also comes with a stifling heat that can sometimes drive you crazy if you are not careful. Summer is a vacation for kids, it is one of the most anticipated holidays because it is the longest. It makes no difference to the working folks except for the fact that it makes wearing a suit way more uncomfortable than normal.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Food & Drink

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