D.o.a. A Right of Passage

Drift Smoke: Loss And Renewal In A Land Of Fire (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Sept. 5, 2014
Drift Smoke: Loss And Renewal In A Land Of Fire (repost)

Drift Smoke: Loss And Renewal In A Land Of Fire (Environmental Arts and Humanities) by David J. Strohmaier
University of Nevada Press | August 29, 2005 | English | ISBN: 0874176212 | 200 pages | PDF | 2 MB

David Strohmaier's long career as a firefighter has given him intimate knowledge of wildfire and its complex role in the natural world of the American West. It has also provided him with a rare understanding of the painful losses that are a consequence of fire. Strohmaier addresses our ambivalence about fire and the realities of loss to it - loss of life, human and animal; of livelihoods; of beloved places. He also examines the process of renewal that is yet another consequence of fire, from the infusion of essential nutrients into the soil, to the sprouting of seeds that depend on fire for germination, to the renewal of species as the land restores itself. Ultimately, according to Strohmaier, living with fire is a matter of choices, of "seeing the connection between loss on a personal scale and loss on a landscape scale: in relationship with persons, and in relationship to and with the land." We must cultivate a longer perspective, he says, accepting that loss is a part of life and that "humility and empathy and care are not only core virtues between humans but are also essential virtues in our attitudes and actions toward the earth." "Drift Smoke" is a powerful and moving meditation on wildfire by someone who has seen it in all its terror and beauty, who has lost colleagues and beloved terrain to its ferocity, and who has also seen the miracle of new life sprouting in the ashes. The debate over the role and control of fire in the West will not soon end, but Strohmaier's contribution to the debate will help all of us better appreciate both the complexity of the issues and the possibilities of hitherto unconsidered solutions that will allow us to inhabit a place where fire is a natural, and needed, part of life.
The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU

Gloria González Fuster - The Emergence of Personal Data Protection as a Fundamental Right of the EU
Published: 2014-05-13 | ISBN: 3319050222 | PDF | 274 pages | 3 MB

Christine Swift, "Bébé écolo - d'où ça vient?"  

Posted by TimMa at Dec. 11, 2013
Christine Swift, "Bébé écolo - d'où ça vient?"

Christine Swift, "Bébé écolo - d'où ça vient?"
Publisher: France Loisirs | 2009 | ISBN: 2298018502 | French | PDF | 12 pages | 5.58 Mb

Pour les plus jeunes lecteurs.
Bonne Lecture !

Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Man Called Ike (Lerner Biographies)  

Posted by solncevorot85 at June 11, 2009
Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Man Called Ike (Lerner Biographies)

Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Man Called Ike (Lerner Biographies)
Publisher: Lerner Publications | ISBN: 082254900X | edition 1989 | PDF | 128 pages | 2.90 mb

A biography of the commanding general of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II who became the thirty-fourth president of the United States.

Histoire d'O (1975) [UNCUT]  Video

Posted by Mindsnatcher at Aug. 23, 2016
Histoire d'O (1975) [UNCUT]

Histoire d'O (1975) [UNCUT 105min]
aka: The Story of O
1080p BDRip | mkv | x265 HEVC @ 2779 Kbps, 23.976 fps | 1920 x 1080 (16:9) | 1h 45min | 2.4 GB
2-ch French AC-3 @ 224 Kbps | Subtitle: English (softsub, .srt)
Genre: Erotic, Drama

In this masterpiece of sexual obsession, cinema's original sin returns with its shocking portrait of sexual submission from master of erotica Just Jaeckin (Emmanuelle, Lady Chatterly's Lover). A stunning young woman (Corinne Clery) surrenders herself at a remote chateau at her lover's (Udo Kier) request and is immediately forced into a round the clock regimen of every sexual appetite imaginable. Her submission is total to the orgasmic odyssey that explores the shadowy boundaries between pleasure and pain.
U.D.O. - 24/7 + The Wrong Side Of Midnight + Infected (2005-2009, 3CDS)

U.D.O. - 24/7 + The Wrong Side Of Midnight + Infected (2005-2009, 3CDS)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE+LOG | 580 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 190 MB | Complete HQ Scans | PNG -> 120 MB
Heavy Metal | Label: AFM Records | RAR 3% Rec. | Uploaded.net/Nitroflare.com

U.D.O. - Animal House (1987)  

Posted by }|{yk at Nov. 6, 2010
U.D.O. - Animal House (1987)

U.D.O. - Animal House (1987)
Country: Germany | MP3 320 kbps | 46:38 | 103.15 Mb
Genre: Heavy Metal

Fans of Accept should enjoy the first solo album from lead singer Udo Dirkschneider, which employs all the crushing power of that band's Teutonic metal sound without the latent pop influences. Udo's unmistakable howl leads the charge on Animal House, while his backing band do an uncanny job of copying Accept's immaculate metal crunch. Of course, the fact that all the songs were written by Accept and producer Deaffy may have something to do with the familiarity of the sound. ~ Andy Hinds
Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period: With an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ching Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 164

Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period: With an Essay on Chinese Sex Life from the Han to the Ching Dynasty, B.C. 206-A.D. 1644 (Sinica Leidensia, V. 62) by Robert Hans Van Gulik
English | Oct. 2003 | ISBN: 9004136649 | 329 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

The publication in 1951 of Robert Hans van Gulik’s Erotic Colour Prints of the Ming Period created a stir in the Chinese art community. It was privately published in only fifty copies, which were sent as gifts to selected libraries and museums worldwide. (A list of those outside the Far East is Appendix II to the same author’s Sexual Life in Ancient China.) The copies were accompanied by a letter advising that in order to keep away “sensation-seekers and peeping Toms,” the books were to be made accessible only to “a limited number of serious scholars in the field, for purposes of research.”
James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell - Molecular Biology of the Gene (7th edition) [Repost]

James D. Watson, Tania A. Baker, Stephen P. Bell - Molecular Biology of the Gene (7th edition)
2013 | ISBN: 0321762436 | English | 911 pages | PDF | 66 MB

Andre Previn, RPO - Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time (1986)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 24, 2016
Andre Previn, RPO - Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time (1986)

Michael Tippett - A Child of Our Time (1986)
Sheila Armstrong, soprano; Felicity Palmer, alto; Philip Langridge, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass
Brighton Festival Chorus; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; conducted by André Previn

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Oratorio | Label: RPO Records | # CDRPO 7012 | Time: 01:07:17

This, one of Tippett's earliest acknowledged works, is one of his most popular. The music relates the true story of a young German Jew who, terrified and enraged at the treatment of his mother, kills a Nazi officer and touches off a violent pogrom. Tippett adopts the structure of Bach's Passions, in which arias alternate with choruses and Lutheran hymns (chorales), although in place of the chorales Tippett substitutes magnificently moving Negro spirituals. "A Child of our Time" offers music of rage, poignancy, and deep compassion. As the title itself implies, it is both specific to a certain time and place, and universal as well. No lover of classical music can afford to ignore it.