An Almanac of Words at Play

Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences

Luis R. Fraga, John A. Garcia, Rodney E. Hero, Michael Jones-Correa, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Gary M. Segura, "Latinos in the New Millennium: An Almanac of Opinion, Behavior, and Policy Preferences"
English | ISBN: 110701722X, 1107638739 | 2012 | 448 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Echoes - An Almanac of Ghost Stories  

Posted by veritas1 at July 12, 2010
Echoes - An Almanac of Ghost Stories

Neil Wesson, "Echoes - An Almanac of Ghost Stories"
Publisher: Neil Wesson | January 11, 2008 | ISBN: N/A | PDF | 320 pages | 1.5 MB

A selection of ghost stories set in and around the county of East Yorkshire England. If you think that ghost stories are all set in gothic castles then think again, many are from the here and now… The short tale, A Long Awaited Landing was read out on BBC Radio Humberside as the Peoples Choice winner of the Making Waves Comp. "It sent a shiver down my spine" Lara King,BBC Radio presenter. Don't read this at bedtime..?
Travels and Researches in Chalda and Susiana: With an Account of Excavations at Warka

Travels and Researches in Chalda and Susiana: With an Account of Excavations at Warka
Gregg Division McGraw-Hill | 1857 | ISBN:0576031062 | 436 pages | Djvu | 18,3 Mb

Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksenya.b at May 5, 2016
Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals

David Olsen, Michelle Bevilacqua, "Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Intellectuals: Synonyms, Antonyms, and Related Terms Every Smart Person Should Know How to Use"
2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 448 pages | ISBN: 1440528985 | English | 0.9/0.6 MB

Under the time-tested and respected banner of Roget's Thesaurus, here is an array of words and their definitions organized by meaning. With this volume at your side, you need never be stalled or stymied for an appropriate expression, whether speaking of the higher reaches of philosophy or holding forth on art, music, or poetry–or other highbrow pastimes.
Jan Kwapisz, Mikolaj Szymanski, David Petrain, "The Muse at Play: Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry"

Jan Kwapisz, Mikolaj Szymanski, David Petrain, "The Muse at Play: Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry"
Publisher: Gruyter | 2013 | ISBN: 3110270005 | English | PDF | 428 pages | 9.4 Mb

In May 2011, a conference on riddles and word games in Greek and Latin poetry took place at the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of Warsaw. The conference was intended as an open forum where specialists working in different fields of classical studies could meet to discuss the varied manifestations of riddles and other technopaegnia …
Johann Strauss Gala - An Evening of Polka, Waltz and Operetta - Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta (2015)

Johann Strauss Gala - An Evening of Polka, Waltz and Operetta - Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta (2015)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 12000 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:44:00 | 10.90 GB
Audio1: LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: None

Few artist families dominated the light music scene of the 19th century in the same way as the Strauss dynasty. And even 150 years after the death of the "Waltz King" Johann Strauss senior and over 100 years after the passing of his son Johann Strauss junior, their dance compositions still pack concert halls around the world with throngs of eager spectators. In 1999, the Strauss anniversary year, the Vienna Philharmonic came up with a very special approach to honouring the musical father and son: An open-air concert in the heart of Vienna featuring works by Johann Strauss senior who, together with his son, cemented the reputation of this beautiful city on the Danube as the world capital of waltz. An audience of almost 8000 people was treated to the captivating sounds of their immortal melodies in the imposing atmosphere of the Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square) in the Austrian capital. Spanish tenor José Carreras and the Hungarian soprano Andrea Rost, long-time favourites with Vienna opera fans, were both invited to sing arias and duets at the „Johann Strauss Gala“ under the baton of open-air veteran Zubin Mehta. Inspired by the enthusiasm of the crowd, Mehta was moved to play the "Radetzky March" as an encore – the traditional closing piece at every Strauss concert.
An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play (repost)

An Ottoman Tragedy: History and Historiography at Play (Studies on the History of Society and Culture) by Gabriel Piterberg
University of California Press | September 4, 2003 | English | ISBN: 0520238362 | 271 pages | PDF | 5 MB

In the space of six years early in the seventeenth century, the Ottoman Empire underwent such turmoil and trauma—the assassination of the young ruler Osman II, the re-enthronement and subsequent abdication of his mad uncle Mustafa I, for a start—that a scholar pronounced the period's three-day-long dramatic climax "an Ottoman Tragedy." Under Gabriel Piterberg's deft analysis, this period of crisis becomes a historical laboratory for the history of the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century—an opportunity to observe the dialectical play between history as an occurrence and experience and history as a recounting of that experience.

The Secret Life Of Words (2005)  

Posted by TinyBear at June 17, 2014
The Secret Life Of Words (2005)

The Secret Life Of Words (2005)
BRRip 480p - TinyBearDs | MKV | 848 x 458 | x264 600kbps 23.976fps | HE-AACv2 64kbps 2CH
Language: English | Subtitle: English/German Included | 1h 55mn | 548.27MB | 3% Recovery
Genre: Drama | Romance | 22 wins & 14 nominations.
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10 (8,946 users)

Hannah, who wears a hearing aid, is forced to go on holiday. On holiday she manages to find a job: caring for Josef, a burn victim on an oil rig who temporarily lost his sight, until he's stable enough to be transferred. There is almost no one on the rig, except a cook, an oceanographer and a few others out at sea. Hannah tends to Josef and he slowly breaks her shell of silence.
The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money: Folk Wisdom for Keeping Your House Clean, Green, and Homey

The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money: Folk Wisdom for Keeping Your House Clean, Green, and Homey by Editors of BackHome Magazine and Richard Freudenberger
English | 2011 | ISBN: 159233413X | ISBN-13: 9781592334131 | 256 pages | EPUB | 38,3 MB

"The Country Almanac of Housekeeping Techniques That Save You Money is an empowering book that shows us all how to live healthier and greener, save money, take care of our homes and yards, and do it all ourselves! It would make a great gift for any homeowner."—Brigitte Mars, www.brigittemars.com, co-author of The Country Almanac of Home Remedies

Öszi almanach / Almanac of Fall (1984)  Video

Posted by yorkiez at Feb. 14, 2014
Öszi almanach / Almanac of Fall (1984)

Öszi almanach / Almanac of Fall (1984)
DVDRip | MKV/AVC x264 ~1500 kbps avg | 1Hr 55Mins | 23.976 fps | 672x384 | 1.34 GB
Audio: Hungarian | AC3 2 Ch 160 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Director: Béla Tarr

Possibly inspired by the existential play No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, this story about five people living in close quarters in a small apartment conveys the same angst as Sartre's well-known story about the nature of hell. Like the 1962 movie version of the play, Oszi Almanach is also garishly lighted, with scenes red-tinted on one side and blue-tinted on the other. Close-ups show a dermatologist's interest in skin, an example of the kind of bizarre abstraction that underscores the alienation in this film. A single, older mother owns the apartment, where she is tended by a nurse who has brought along a presumed lover. The sick woman's son lives there too, constantly thinking about how to get his hands on his mother's money. The last member of this unhappy "family" is a former teacher now down on his luck and out of work. The three men and the nurse are dependent on the sick woman, on her money and her apartment, just as she is dependent on them. Yet these individuals are two-faced, scheming, and prone to anger. Unable to break away and leave, at the same time they find no solace in staying – making a difficult two hours of misery for the average viewer to take on without a therapist.