Problems and Answers in Wave Optics (PM 216) (Press Monograph)
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Wave Phenomena (Dover Books on Physics)
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The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II by Alex Kershaw
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 34 MB
Overview: “Meet the assaulters: Pathfinders plunging from the black, coxswains plowing the whitecaps, bareknuckle Rangers scaling sheer rock. Fast-paced and up-close, this is history’s greatest story reinvigorated as only Alex Kershaw can.”-Adam Makos, New York Times bestselling author of Spearhead and A Higher Call
The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with an utterly immersive, adrenaline-driven account of D-Day combat.
Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day’s most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire; as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe-and the very history of the twentieth century.
The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw’s remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II’s longest day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
A Zen Wave: Basho’s Haiku and Zen through Robert Aitken
Requirements: EPUB Reader 2.11 MB
Overview: Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through sensible flashes of perception and its terseness of expression. The haiku verse shape is a wonderful method of finding out Zen modes of concept and expression, for its seventeen syllables impose a rigorous limitation that confines the poet to necessary enjoy. Here haiku through Bashõ are translated through Robert Aitken, with remark that gives a brand new and a long way deeper figuring out of Bashõ’s paintings than ever prior to.
In presenting issues from the haiku and from Zen literature that open the doorways each to the poems and to Zen itself, Aitken has produced the primary e book concerning the dating between Zen and haiku. His readers are sure to seek out it priceless for the exceptional revelations it gives.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Faith, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality –
Catch a Wave: The Rise Fall and Redemption of The Beach Boys Brian Wilson [Audiobook]
Catch a Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson by Peter Ames Carlin
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 389 MB
Overview: Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson, along with Mike Love and Al Jardine – better known as the Beach Boys, rocketed out of a working-class Los Angeles suburb in the early ’60s, and their sun-and-surf sound captured the imagination of kids across the world. In a few short years, they rode the wave all the way to the top, standing with the Beatles as one of the world’s biggest bands. Despite their utopian visions, infectious hooks, and stunning harmonies, the Beach Boys were beset by drug abuse, jealousy, and terrifying mental illness.
In Catch a Wave, Peter Ames Carlin pulls back the curtain on Brian Wilson, one of popular music’s most revered luminaries, as well as its biggest mystery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and never-before-heard studio recordings, Carlin follows the Beach Boys from their earliest days through Brian’s deepening emotional problems to his triumphant reemergence with the release of Smile, the legendarily unreleased album he had originally shelved.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction