The Magnetix – Rabbit The Robot, Robot The Rocket

The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)

The Turtles - Turtle Wax: The Best Of The Turtles Vol.2 (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino, R2 70159 | ~ 385 or 140 Mb | Scans Included
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock

Where the first Best of the Turtles compilation from Rhino focused on the group's many hit singles, Turtle Wax goes in the opposite direction, spotlighting the singles that just didn't click for whatever reason. In this sense it serves the same purpose as Joni Mitchell's Misses accompaniment to her Hits collection…
The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)

The Alan Parsons Project - The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project: Volume 2 (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 293 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 57 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Arista #ARCD-8486 | US

The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 typically picks up where its predecessor left off. With 11 tracks covering seven albums, including Gaudi, Stereotomy, and Vulture Culture, the songs here are a tad weaker than those on the first collection, since some of the albums that these songs originate from were not of this band's finest caliber. The highlights here include both "Prime Time" and "Don't Answer Me" from Ammonia Avenue, and the provocative instrumental "I Robot," the only non-vocal track on the album. All of the selections on this package convey their purpose much better within their former albums, since each song is a link in the album's conceptual chain…
Joe Zawinul - The Rise & Fall Of The Third Stream (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Joe Zawinul - The Rise & Fall Of The Third Stream (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 218 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 208 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1967, 2012 Vortex / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27124 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Third Stream / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Although Joe first came to big fame in the US as a funky vamper and soloist behind Cannonball Adderley's big group of the 60s, this early album as a leader has a much more mature sound than Joe's funky work with Cannon – and it rightly earns the "third stream" tag in the title through the use of an enlarged ensemble that includes cello and viola, in addition to the core group of soulful players like Jimmy Owens, Richard Davis, and Freddie Waits. William Fischer's also on the record on tenor, and many of the tracks are his own compositions, with that kind of weird off-kilter, slightly serious approach he used on other Atlantic/Vortex sessions at the time. The mix of soul and serious scoring is actually a pretty darn compelling blend – as you'll hear on tracks like "Lord, Lord, Lord", "Soul Of A Village", and "The 5th Canto".
Beyond the Catch: Fisheries of the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic, 900-1850 (The Northern World) (repost)

Louis Sicking, "Beyond the Catch: Fisheries of the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic, 900-1850 (The Northern World)"
English | ISBN: 9004169733 | 2008 | PDF | 422 pages | 4.5 MB
The Water Boy: From the Sidelines to the Owner's Box: Inside the CFL, the XFL, and the NFL (repost)

The Water Boy: From the Sidelines to the Owner's Box: Inside the CFL, the XFL, and the NFL By Bob Ackles, Ian Mulgrew
Publisher: Wi..le.y 2007 | 304 Pages | ISBN: 0470153458 | PDF | 1 MB
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (Audiobook) (repost)

Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World (Audiobook) by Roger Crowley and John Lee
English | 2008 | ISBN: 1400157226 | 11 hr. | MP3 64 kbps | 314 MB

Empires of the Sea tells the story of the fifty-year world war between Islam and Christianity for the Mediterranean: one of the fiercest and most influential contests in European history. It traces events from the appearance on the world stage of Suleiman the Magnificent—the legendary ruler of the Ottoman Empire—through "the years of devastation" when it seemed possible that Islam might master the whole sea to the final brief flourishing of a united Christendom in 1571.
Beyond the Catch: Fisheries of the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic, 900-1850 (The Northern World) (repost)

Louis Sicking, "Beyond the Catch: Fisheries of the North Atlantic, the North Sea and the Baltic, 900-1850 (The Northern World)"
English | ISBN: 9004169733 | 2008 | PDF | 422 pages | 4.5 MB

Current concerns about the survival of marine life and the fishing industry have contributed to a rising interest in their past development. While much of the scholarship is focused on the recent past, this collection of essays presents new interpretations in the pre-industrial history…
Big Ben: The Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster (repost)

Chris McKay - Big Ben: The Great Clock and the Bells at the Palace of Westminster
English | 2010-06-11 | ISBN: 0199585695 | PDF | 288 pages | 20.15 MB

Big Bencovers the history of 'Big Ben', the great clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster as the seat of government right up to the celebrations of the Great Clock's 150th anniversary in 2009. The book begins by taking the reader through a typical visit to the Clock Tower, and then begins the history of the palace of Westminster, covering the fire of 1834, the building of the New Houses of Parliament and development of the clock and the bells, going into detail on their design and installation.

Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces  

Posted by Saunt at July 25, 2009
Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces

Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces
Publisher: Destiny Books | ISBN: 1594771065 | edition 2007 | PDF | 255 pages | 5,33 mb

A guide to the advanced practice of Inner Alchemy, which brings the physical body into balance with the energy body
• Presents the second level of Inner Alchemy practices that use the eight forces of the pakua (bagwa) to collect, gather, and condense chi in the body
• Explains how to balance negative emotional energy with positive energy to detoxify, nourish, and integrate the physical and the energy body with the forces of nature
• Shows how to collect and channel the greater energies of the stars and planets to create unity between what is above and below
Cosmic Fusion is an advanced level of Inner Alchemy that teaches how to bring the physical body into balance with the energy body–a necessary prerequisite for the formation of the universal body, the pearl of compassion that is one with Original Creation and the Universal Tao. Cosmic Fusion works with the expression of the eight pakua (bagwa) of Chinese cosmology, through which all creation is divided and given form, nature, and definition.
Cosmic Fusion exercises establish the spiritual body firmly in the lower abdomen, where chi energy is gathered and distributed to all parts of the body–and into all creation. The fully illustrated exercises in this book also show how to collect and channel the greater energies of the stars and planets. By “fusing” all these different energies together, a harmonious whole is created, a unity of what is above and below. As heavenly and earthly forces are brought into balance, the life perfectly suited to the practitioner manifests, allowing the spirit body to prepare to move into worlds beyond–and back.

The Anti-Imperial Choice: The Making of the Ukrainian Jew  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rexT at July 5, 2009
The Anti-Imperial Choice: The Making of the Ukrainian Jew

The Anti-Imperial Choice: The Making of the Ukrainian Jew
Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern | ISBN: 0300137311 | PDF | 377 pages | April 2009 | 2 MB

This book is the first to explore the Jewish contribution to, and integration with, Ukrainian culture. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern focuses on five writers and poets of Jewish descent whose literary activities span the 1880s to the 1990s. Unlike their East European contemporaries who disparaged the culture of Ukraine as second-rate, stateless, and colonial, these individuals embraced the Russian- and Soviet-dominated Ukrainian community, incorporating their Jewish concerns in their Ukrainian-language writings.

The author argues that the marginality of these literati as Jews fuelled their sympathy toward Ukrainians and their national cause. Providing extensive historical background, biographical detail, and analysis of each writer’s poetry and prose, Petrovsky-Shtern shows how a Ukrainian-Jewish literary tradition emerged. Along the way, he challenges assumptions about modern Jewish acculturation and Ukrainian-Jewish relations.