Heroic Virtue A Portion Of The Treatise On The Beatification And Canonization Of The Servants Of God Tr Ed By The Congregation Of The Oratory Of St Philip Neri

Author: Benedict XIV (pope.)
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Long Walk To Freedom

Author: Nelson Mandela
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
Size: 12,61 MB
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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Musicophilia

Author: Oliver Sacks
Editor: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373495
Size: 13,67 MB
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What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions. In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music. From the Hardcover edition.

Solfege Des Solfeges

Author: Adolphe Danhauser
Editor: G Schirmer Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793553266
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The Hunt For Zero Point

Author: Nick Cook
Editor: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307419439
Size: 18,96 MB
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This riveting work of investigative reporting and history exposes classified government projects to build gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers. The atomic bomb was not the only project to occupy government scientists in the 1940s. Antigravity technology, originally spearheaded by scientists in Nazi Germany, was another high priority, one that still may be in effect today. Now for the first time, a reporter with an unprecedented access to key sources in the intelligence and military communities reveals suppressed evidence that tells the story of a quest for a discovery that could prove as powerful as the A-bomb. The Hunt for Zero Point explores the scientific speculation that a "zero point" of gravity exists in the universe and can be replicated here on Earth. The pressure to be the first nation to harness gravity is immense, as it means having the ability to build military planes of unlimited speed and range, along with the most deadly weaponry the world has ever seen. The ideal shape for a gravity-defying vehicle happens to be a perfect disk, making antigravity tests a possible explanation for the numerous UFO sightings of the past 50 years. Chronicling the origins of antigravity research in the world's most advanced research facility, which was operated by the Third Reich during World War II, The Hunt for Zero Point traces U.S. involvement in the project, beginning with the recruitment of former Nazi scientists after the war. Drawn from interviews with those involved with the research and who visited labs in Europe and the United States, The Hunt for Zero Point journeys to the heart of the twentieth century's most puzzling unexplained phenomena. From the Hardcover edition.

Moonwalking With Einstein

Author: Joshua Foer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475973
Size: 14,81 MB
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ulysses

Author: James Joyce
Editor: First Avenue Editions
ISBN: 1512406562
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An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Editor: Broadway Business
ISBN: 0307719227
Size: 18,46 MB
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Rhythmical Articulation

Author: Pasquale Bona
Editor: G Schirmer, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793505012
Size: 11,30 MB
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Ccna

Author: Todd Lammle
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471793892
Size: 10,47 MB
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Concise, Accessible Coverage of All CCNA Objectives for Exam 640-801 Two Bonus Exams on the CD Written by Todd Lammle, the Leading Authority on Cisco Internetworking From the author of Sybex's best-selling CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide comes the streamlined tool you need to hone in on critical CCNA information: CCNA Fast Pass. The enclosed CD lets you practice, practice, practice so you can approach the exam with confidence. Coverage includes: Designing Cisco internetworks Developing an access list Evaluating TCP/IP communication Configuring routers and switches Configuring IP addresses, subnet masks, and gateway addresses Performing LAN, VLAN, and WAN troubleshooting Understanding rules for packet control Featured on the CD The enclosed CD features two CCNA practice exams covering all exam objectives. You also get 100 electronic flashcards for PCs, Pocket PCs, and Palm handhelds, plus a glossary of key terms. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.