Top 100 Science Fiction:
1 - Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card - 1985
2 - Dune - Frank Herbert - 1965
3- Foundation - Isaac Asimov - 1951
4 - Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams - 1979
5 - 1984 - George Orwell - 1949
6 - Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A Heinlein - 1961
7 - Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury - 1954
8 - 2001; A Space Odyssey - Arthur C Clarke - 1968
9 - Starship Troopers - Robert A Heinlein - 1959
10 - I, Robot - Isaac Asimov - 1950
11 - Neuromancer - William Gibson - 1984
12 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K Dick - 1968
13 - Ringworld - Larry Niven - 1970
14 - Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C Clarke - 1973
15 - Hyperion - Dan Simmons - 1989
16 - Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - 1932
17 - The Time Machine - H G Wells - 1895
18 - Childhood’s End - Arthur C Clarke - 1954
19 - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A Heinlein - 1966
20 - The War of the Worlds - H G Wells - 1898 Read More »
Jeeps 1941-45 (Osprey New Vanguard 117) by Steven J. Zaloga (Author)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (November 2005) | ISBN: 9781841768885 | PDF | 16,8 Mb | 48 pages
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About this book
The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military tasks including use as a scout vehicle, battlefield ambulance, communications vehicle, and staff car. This book, covering “the savior of World War II”, focuses on the design and development of this versatile vehicle used on nearly every front of World War II.
Martin Mobberley, “The New Amateur Astronomer”
Springer | ISBN: 1852336633 | 1 edition (August 25, 2004) | PDF | 229 pages | 19,25 MB
“ Amateur astronomy has changed beyond recognition in less than two decades. The reason is, of course, technology. Affordable high-quality telescopes, computer-controlled ‘go to’ mountings, autoguiders, CCD cameras, video, and (as always) computers and the Internet, are just a few of the advances that have revolutionized astronomy for the twenty-first century. Martin Mobberley first looks at the basics before going into an in-depth study of whats available commercially. He then moves on to the revolutionary possibilities that are open to amateurs, from imaging, through spectroscopy and photometry, to patrolling for near-earth objects - the search for comets and asteroids that may come close to, or even hit, the earth. The New Amateur Astronomer is a road map of the new astronomy, equally suitable for newcomers who want an introduction, or old hands who need to keep abreast of innovations.
Ernest H. Cherrington, “Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes”
Dover Publications | ISBN: 0486244911 | New edition (April 1, 1984) | PDF | 240 pages | 40.9 MB
“ Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. “Extraordinary delight awaits the amateur astronomer or teacher who opens this book.”
Gerry A. Good, “Observing Variable Stars”
Springer | ISBN: 1852334983 | 1 edition (January 31, 2003) | PDF | 274 pages | 31.777 MB
“ Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There are 36,000 variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them. That’s where amateur astronomers come in - thousands of them turning their telescopes to the sky every night. Variable star observing is the most popular of “real science” activities for amateurs, and Gerry Good’s book provides everything needed. The first part of the book provides a highly detailed account of the various classes of variable star, with examples, illustrations and physical descriptions. The second section covers practical aspects of observing, everything from preparation and planning, through observing techniques, to data management and reduction.
Anthony F. Collings (Editor), Christa Critchley (Editor), “Artificial Photosynthesis: From Basic Biology to Industrial Application”
Wiley-VCH | ISBN: 3527310908 | November 11, 2005 | PDF | 339 pages | 3670 KB
“ Since the events crucial to plant photosynthesis are now known in molecular detail, this process is no longer nature’s secret, but can for the first time be mimicked by technology. Broad in its scope, this book spans the basics of biological photosynthesis right up to the current approaches for its technical exploitation, making it the most complete resource on artificial photosynthesis ever published.
The contents draw on the expertise of the Australian Artificial Photosynthesis Network, currently the world’s largest coordinated research effort to develop effective photosynthesis technology. This is further backed by expert contributions from around the globe, providing an authoritative overview of current research worldwide.
Dan Millman, “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”
HJ Kramer | ISBN: 1932073205 | April 13, 2006 | PDF | 240 pages | 1.3 MB
“ During his junior year at the University of California, Dan Millman first stumbled upon his mentor (nicknamed Socrates) at an all-night gas station. At the time, Millman hoped to become a world-champion gymnast. “To survive the lessons ahead, you’re going to need far more energy than ever before,” Socrates warned him that night. “You must cleanse your body of tension, free your mind of stagnant knowledge, and open your heart to the energy of true emotion.” From there, the unpredictable Socrates proceeded to teach Millman the “way of the peaceful warrior.” At first Socrates shattered every preconceived notion that Millman had about academics, athletics, and achievement. But eventually Millman stopped resisting the lessons, and began to try on a whole new ideology–one that valued being conscious over being smart, and strength in spirit over strength in body. Although the character of the cigarette-smoking Socrates seems like a fictional, modern-day Merlin, Millman asserts that he is based on an actual person. Certain male readers especially appreciate the coming-of-age theme, the haunting love story with the elusive woman Joy, and the challenging of Western beliefs about masculine power and success.
Deadly Mentalism by Ben Rayot | PDF | 1 MB
In his first ever book, Ben Rayot reveals some of his most “deadly weapons,” the routines that he has used time after time to get strong reactions from audiences. These are some of the finest mental effects released in some time.
* E.S.Pecially for You
* Eye Can See What You Are Thinking
* Magnas Veritas
* Off Centre Tear
* Singing in the Vain
* What Sign are You?
* Hallucinations - a spectator hallucinates seeing a card in the deck
If you’re looking for high-impact mentalism, look no further.
The Very Modern Mindreader: And other Miracles by Richard Osterlind | PDF | 1.2 MB
The Triumphant Return Of One Of Mentalism’s Living Legends! Richard Osterlind’s name has always been associated with strong and practical effects guaranteed to leave a powerful impression on an audience. In this new manuscript, The Very Modern Mindreader and Other Miracles, his first release of completely new material to the magic and mentalism fraternity in over ten years, Osterlind delivers three outstanding effects, ready to go right into your professional repertoire.
The first, “The Very Modern Mindreader,” takes Annemann and Hewitt’s classic routine into the 21st Century. With practical touches developed over thirty years and never before released, Osterlind gives you the power to divine information sealed in envelopes by audience members with no gimmicks whatsoever-in fact, all of the elements may be left with the audience. This is reputation-making material, suitable for all venues from close–up to platform. The second offering is the “Osterlind ESP Card System,” a revolutionary new idea for ESP cards, reminiscent of his now-legendary “Breakthrough Card System.” Although there have been thousands of effects with these cards, there has never been a routine for the basic tests for which they were devised. Osterlind solves this problem with a stack for the ESP deck which looks random, has no exceptions to the rules and is cyclical so that the last card leads back to the first. In addition to allowing you to “test” your ESP powers according to the cards’ instructions, this new stack will open up realms of new effects with these wonderful cards.
The third effect is really two in one. The three-phrase prediction effect has always been a favorite of Osterlind and he’s released a number of these ideas over the years. “StenoESP” allows you to perform this classic “Mental Epic”-type effect using nothing but a steno pad and grease pencil. The working is clean, easy and convincing. In addition, Osterlind offers an additional routine that uses slightly different apparatus and streamlines the effect for a quick stage presentation.
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