The Murder of The Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked The Tabloid Wars

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars [Audiobook]

The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars [Audiobook] by Paul Collins
English | June 16, 2011 | ASIN: B0056BVRS2, ISBN: 1609983386 | MP3@96 kbps | 9 hrs 43 mins | 398 MB
Narrator: William Dufris
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars [Repost]

Paul Collins - The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars
Published: 2011-06-14 | ISBN: 0307592219, 0307592200 | EPUB + MOBI | 336 pages | 3 MB
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars (Repost)

Paul Collins, "The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars"
English | 2011-06-14 | ISBN: 0307592200 | 336 pages | EPUB | 3.49 mb
The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Mark Mazzetti, "The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth"
ISBN: 1594204802 | 2013 | EPUB/MOBI | 400 pages | 3 MB/4 MB

The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at July 9, 2009
The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America

The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America
Dr. Keith Stewart Thomson | ISBN: 0300151292 | PDF | 421 pages | April 2009 | 5 MB

'This tale begins Thomson's look at the early years of American fossil hunting. In addition to a history of paleontology, it is an account of the opening of the West and of how adventurous and often egotistical men mined the new land for fossils. The book explains how Darwinian evolution made the second half of this 'golden age' important scientifically, but Thomson really succeeds by bringing to life the fossil-finders and their world.' Marc Kaufman, Washington Post 'this unique and fascinating book… but what makes the book unique is that Thomson links the emergence of the new nation to the discovery of its fossils. Along the way, he turns up many surprising gems.' Michelle Press, Scientific American

"The Legacy of the Mastodon is a delicious read, instructive and amusing, and will entertain anyone who has wondered how we came to know the mastodon and its tribe."-Ross MacPhee, Nature

"A one-stop resource for understanding the major currents of vertebrae paleontology and associated sciences, plus all the relevant dramatis personae, right up to the end of the nineteenth century. This book is a gold mine."-Kevin Padian, University of California, Berkeley
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen
2014 | ISBN: 1608198243, 160819826X | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 0.8 MB
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (Audiobook)

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (Audiobook) by Michio Kaku and Feodor Chin
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0804148805 | ASIN: B00I5R6A9K | 15 hours and 39 minutes | M4B 64 kbps | 438 MB

The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.
The Uncomfortable Truth About our Oceans: The End of the Line (2009)

The Uncomfortable Truth About our Oceans: The End of the Line (2009)
aka Die unbequeme Wahrheit uber unsere Ozeane (2009)
Full BluRay | 1920x1080 | MPEG-4 AVC @ 35.0 Mb/s | 01:25:50 | 20.56 GB
Audio: #1 German DTS-HD MA 7.1 @ 2814 kb/s; #2 English DTS-HD MA 5.1 @ 2503 Kb/s | Subs: German
Genre: Documentary

As the world's demand for fish and other seafood increases and the technology available to commercial fisherman becomes more sophisticated, the annual harvest from global seaports has grown tremendously in recent years. However, the rise of industrialized fishing has not come without consequences, and many environmentalists and oceanographers believe that the current demand for fish and the methods used to fulfill it are taking an irreparable toll on the world's oceans, with some speculating that the seas could be literally fished-out by 2048 if current trends do not change. Filmmaker Rupert Murray offers an in-depth look at the crisis in the world's oceans in the documentary End of the Line, in which experts discuss some of the key factors behind the looming shortage - increased demand for endangered species, irresponsible methods employed by major fishing lines, lax enforcement of current regulations - and what can be done to head off the famine before it's too late.

On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age  

Posted by Freb at April 13, 2010
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age

Edward Lipinski On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
Peeters Publishers | 2006 | ISBN: 9042917989 | 432 pages | PDF | 30 MB

The history of Canaan in the Iron Age is generally written from the perspective of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The scope of this book is to inverse this relation and to focus on "the skirts of Canaan", while regarding the "United Monarchy" and the "Divided Monarchy" as external and sometimes marginal players of the regional history. After having examined the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the mid-12th century B.C., the book deals thus with the Philistines and the role of Egypt in Canaan during Iron Age II, especially in the face of the Assyrian expansion. It treats further of the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans. There follow five chapters on Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom with the Negeb. Several indices facilitate the consultation of the work on particular topics.

The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two  

Posted by SKS1981 at July 10, 2009
The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two

The War of the Jewels: The Later Silmarillion, Part Two
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | ISBN: 0395710413 | edition 1994 | PDF | 488 pages | 1,3 mb

J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Silmarillion (1977), published four years after his death, continued the saga of the mythological kingdom of Middle-Earth, begun in his epic trilogy Lord of the Rings. Christopher Tolkien, son of the English novelist and medievalist, here reconstructs the evolution of The Silmarillion using his father's manuscripts and notes and adding his own extensive commentaries and annotations. Picking up where this massive study left off, he reprints the entire text of the unfinished Grey Annals (begun around 1930, reworked in the 1950s, and largely incorporated in The Silmarillion). Amid momentous battles and heroic deeds, we learn how Hurin the Steadfast, released after 28 years of captivity in Morgoth's fortress, journeys among the forest people of Brethril, spreading disaster, and follow the exploits of his son Turin Turambar and daughter Nienor.