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Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration by Committee for the Decadal Survey on Biological

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration: Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era by Committee for the Decadal Survey on Biological
National Academies Press | December 29, 2011 | English | ISBN: 0309163846 | 465 pages | PDF | 11 MB

More than four decades have passed since a human first set foot on the Moon. Great strides have been made in our understanding of what is required to support an enduring human presence in space, as evidenced by progressively more advanced orbiting human outposts, culminating in the current International Space Station (ISS). However, of the more than 500 humans who have so far ventured into space, most have gone only as far as near-Earth orbit, and none have traveled beyond the orbit of the Moon.

Blake Shelton - Based On A True Story (2013)  

Posted by SERTiL at March 26, 2013
Blake Shelton - Based On A True Story (2013)

Blake Shelton - Based On A True Story
Country | MP3 СBR 320 kbps | 44:07 min | 101 MB
Label: Waner Bros. | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2013-03-26

Based On A True Story… is the highly anticipated 2013 album from Blake Shelton which features his current smash hit, "Sure Be Cool If You Did," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Country Digital Tracks chart in its first week of release. "Sure Be Cool If You Did" created a buzz, with Entertainment Weekly calling it "ludicrously catchy" with an A- rating and Newsday saying it shows "exactly how The Voice' coach-judge manages to maintain his country cred while wading into the mainstream."
Prokofiev - "On Guard for Peace", op.124, Suite from ''The Queen of Spades'' (2009)

Prokofiev - "On Guard for Peace", op.124, Suite from ''The Queen of Spades'' (2009)
(Оратория "На страже мира" на стихи С.Маршака, симф. сюита "Пиковая Дама")
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cond. Neeme Järvi

EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 240 MB | +PDF booklet
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 154 MB | +PDF booklet
Classical | Chandos | 65:59

This disc contains two works that have been newly recorded. And they are strange works indeed. During the late 1930s Prokofiev wrote three pieces based on works of Pushkin – incidental music for a production of Pushkin's play, Boris Godunov; incidental music for a stage production of his Eugene Onegin; and music for The Queen of Spades. The latter was never finished and never produced, largely because of a change in attitudes from Stalin's government about what art works should focus on. As for the 1950 oratorio 'On Guard for Peace', the less said the better. This is one of those god-awful patriotic oratorios that Stalin's apparatchiks ordered by the yard from the country's composers. This one extols Stalin and the Soviet state, and recalls the sacrifices of WWII. History notes and lyrics in Russian and English can be found in the booklet.
Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets (Repost)

Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets by Steven Drobny
Publisher: Wiley | 2006 | ISBN: 0471794473 | 384 pages | PDF | 2,2 MB

Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds, offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Author Steven Drobny demystifies how these star traders make billions for well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches to markets.

Kayo Dot - Plastic House on Base of Sky (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 5, 2016
Kayo Dot - Plastic House on Base of Sky (2016) [TR24][OF]

Kayo Dot - Plastic House on Base of Sky
Progressive Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 38:21 min | 802 MB | Front Cover
Label: The Flenser | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2016

The core of Kayo Dot might be that mood one that lies at the crossroads of darkness and mystery. In film, music that accompanies mystery is often nocturnal, playing on a primal relation in our brains between the unknown and the night. Its this intersection that is the essence of Kayo Dot. Kayo Dot has never made the same record twice. From chamber music to progressive black metal, from goth to jazz and avant ­garde classical, Kayo Dot is experimental and often unclassifiable.

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lengen at Dec. 5, 2016
On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching by James M. Lang
English | May 30, 2008 | ISBN: 0674028066 | 336 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

You go into teaching with high hopes: to inspire students, to motivate them to learn, to help them love your subject. Then you find yourself facing a crowd of expectant faces on the first day of the first semester, and you think “Now what do I do?”

New Insights on Antiviral Probiotics: From Research to Applications  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Dec. 4, 2016
New Insights on Antiviral Probiotics: From Research to Applications

New Insights on Antiviral Probiotics: From Research to Applications
Springer | Microbiology | December 30, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319496875 | 119 pages | pdf | 2.35 mb

Authors: Al Kassaa, Imad
Focuses on probiotics with antiviral activities, and the use of antiviral probiotics to prevent viral infections
Describes new research aimed at identifying new probiotic strains and evaluating other characteristics
Discusses the methods and techniques used to evaluate the antiviral activity of probiotic strains and their metabolites

Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 1, 2016
Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)

Bang On A Can - Classics (2002)
David Lang - Julia Wolfe - Annie Gosfield - Michael Gordon
Evan Ziporyn - Lois V Vierk - Nick Didkovsky

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classic, Avant-Garde, Experimental Rock | Cantaloupe Music | # CA21010 | 01:11:39

The Bang on a Can All-Stars emerged from the scruffy environs of downtown New York playing a new kind of music, with a new kind of energy, for a new kind of audience.

Locust On The Saddle - The AlphaMantis (2008)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 30, 2016
Locust On The Saddle - The AlphaMantis (2008)

Locust On The Saddle - The AlphaMantis (2008)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 62 mb
Genre: stoner metal

The AlphaMantis is the 2008 album by Locust On The Saddle. This was released on NAIL Records.

Ultravox - Lament (1984) [Non-Remastered, US Press]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2016
Ultravox - Lament (1984) [Non-Remastered, US Press]

Ultravox - Lament (1984)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance Rock, Synth-Pop | Label: Chrysalis | # VK 41459, F2 21459 | 01:02:42

As the title suggests, Ultravox were in a gray mood as they launched into their seventh studio LP, their previous existential angst now pooling around personal anguish. The album's title track was a study in languorous melancholy, where the emotional pain lingered on and on. And why would it ever dissipate, when romance is forever doomed, as "When the Time Comes" exquisitely illustrated? Even "One Small Day," the most musically celebratory song on the set, battles depression but dismally loses the war. No wonder Ultravox were so keen to escape far into the past, with "Man of Two Worlds" taking them back to the gloriously romanticized days of the Celts. The modern world, in contrast, was filled with terrors, both emotional ("A Friend I Call Desire") and global. There was the omnipresent yellow peril to fear; but if "White China" warned of the dangers of creeping communism, the nation sworn to protect its citizens from a Stalinistic embrace proves just as nefarious on "Heart of the Country".